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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29437578/tissue-factor-an-essential-mediator-of-hemostasis-and-trigger-of-thrombosis
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REVIEW
Steven P Grover, Nigel Mackman
Tissue factor (TF) is the high-affinity receptor and cofactor for FVII/VIIa. The TF-FVIIa complex is the primary initiator of blood coagulation and plays an essential role in hemostasis. TF is expressed on perivascular and epithelial cells at organ and body surfaces where it forms a hemostatic barrier. TF also provides additional hemostatic protection to vital organs, such as the brain, lung, and heart. Under pathological conditions, TF can trigger both arterial and venous thrombosis. For instance, atherosclerosis plaques contain high levels of TF on macrophage foam cells and microvesicles that drives thrombus formation after plaque rupture...
February 8, 2018: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434227/the-nlrp3-inflammasome-may-contribute-to-pathologic-neovascularization-in-the-advanced-stages-of-diabetic-retinopathy
#2
Shyam S Chaurasia, Rayne R Lim, Bhav H Parikh, Yeo Sia Wey, Bo Bo Tun, Tien Yin Wong, Chi D Luu, Rupesh Agrawal, Arkasubhra Ghosh, Alessandra Mortellaro, Elizabeth Rackoczy, Rajiv R Mohan, Veluchamy A Barathi
Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a retinal microvascular disease characterized by inflammatory and angiogenic pathways. In this study, we evaluated NLRP3 inflammasome in a double transgenic mouse model, Akimba (Ins2 Akita xVEGF +/- ), which demonstrates hyperglycemia, vascular hyperpermeability and neovascularization seen in the proliferative DR. Retinal structural integrity, vascular leakage and function were examined by fundus photography, fluorescein angiography, optical coherence tomography, retinal flat mounts, laser speckle flowgraphy (LSFG), and electroretinography in Akimba and its parental strains, Akita (Ins2 Akita ) and Kimba (trVEGF029) mice...
February 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29422316/histological-and-immunological-description-of-the-leishmanin-skin-test-in-ibizan-hounds
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L Ordeix, J E Dos S Silva, J Llull, P Quirola, S Montserrat-Sangrà, P Martínez-Orellana, L Solano-Gallego
The leishmanin skin test (LST), a delayed-type hypersensitivity (DTH) reaction to Leishmania infantum, can specifically identify dogs that have made a cell-mediated immune response to L. infantum infection. The Ibizan hound appears to be more resistant to L. infantum infection than other breeds of dog. The aim of this study was to describe the histological and immunohistochemical changes induced by the LST in Ibizan hounds living in an area highly endemic for leishmaniosis. The majority of dogs were apparently healthy, lacked serum antibody to L...
January 2018: Journal of Comparative Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29399411/monocytes-macrophages-promote-vascular-cxcr4-expression-via-the-erk-pathway-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#4
Ya-Ming Meng, Jing Liang, Chong Wu, Jing Xu, Dan-Ni Zeng, Xing-Juan Yu, Huiheng Ning, Li Xu, Limin Zheng
We recently identified CXCR4 as a novel vascular marker for vessel sprouting in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) tissues. Thus, CXCR4+ endothelial cells (ECs) could serve as a potential predictor for patients who may benefit from sorafenib treatment; however, the mechanism that regulates vascular CXCR4 expression in HCC remains largely unknown. Here, we revealed a large number of monocytes/macrophages (Mo/Mϕ) to be selectively enriched in the perivascular areas of CXCR4+ vessels in HCC samples. The depletion of Mo/Mϕ with gadolinium chloride (GdCl3) or zoledronic acid (ZA) treatment significantly reduced vascular CXCR4 expression in HCC tumors...
2018: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29377691/identification-of-a-novel-hybridization-from-isosorbide-5-mononitrate-and-bardoxolone-methyl-with-dual-activities-of-pulmonary-vasodilation-and-vascular-remodeling-inhibition-on-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-rats
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Yusheng Cheng, Yan Gong, Shuai Qian, Yi Mou, Hanrui Li, Xijing Chen, Hui Kong, Weiping Xie, Hong Wang, Yihua Zhang, Zhangjian Huang
Given that the clinical therapeutic efficacy of oral-dosed bardoxolone methyl (1) and the selective vasodilatory effect caused by inhalation of nitric oxide (NO) on pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) patients, a new hybrid (CDDO-NO, 2) from 1 and NO donor isosorbide 5-mononitrate (3) was designed and synthesized. This hybrid could liberate 1 and NO in the lungs of rats after trachea injection. Significantly, 2 lowered mean pulmonary artery pressure (mPAP) and right ventricular systolic pressure (RVSP), decreased right ventricular hypertrophy (RVH), as well as attenuated pulmonary artery medial thickness (PAMT) and vascular muscularization in monocrotaline (MCT)-induced PAH rats...
January 29, 2018: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29374313/-importance-of-virchow-robin-spaces
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REVIEW
W Reith, A Haußmann
Virchow-Robin spaces are perivascular fluid-filled cavities that surround perforating arteries and veins in the brain parenchyma. As a rule in healthy people they are approximately 5 mm in diameter. Typical localizations are brainstem ganglia, mesencephalon and the white matter of the brain. Morphological imaging characteristics of Virchow-Robin spaces are round or tubular, smoothly bordered areas which are hyperintense in T2-weighted sequences. Virchow-Robin spaces represent a physiological structure in normal brain parenchyma...
January 26, 2018: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29371215/targeting-chondroitin-sulfate-glycosaminoglycans-to-treat-cardiac-fibrosis-in-pathological-remodeling
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Rong-Rong Zhao, Matthew Ackers-Johnson, Justus Stenzig, Chen Chen, Tao Ding, Yue Zhou, Peipei Wang, Shi Ling Ng, Peter Y Li, Gavin Teo, Pauline M Rudd, James W Fawcett, Roger S Y Foo
Background -Heart failure (HF) is a leading cause of mortality and morbidity, and the search for novel therapeutic approaches continues. In the monogenic disease mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS) VI, loss of function mutations in arylsulfatase B (ASB) leads to myocardial accumulation of chondroitin sulfate (CS) glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), manifesting as a myriad of cardiac symptoms. Here, we studied changes in myocardial CS in non-MPS failing hearts, and assessed its generic role in pathological cardiac remodeling...
January 25, 2018: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330473/endothelial-heparan-sulfate-deficiency-reduces-inflammation-and-fibrosis-in-murine-diabetic-nephropathy
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Ditmer T Talsma, Kirankumar Katta, Marieke A B Ettema, Berna Kel, Marion Kusche-Gullberg, Moh R Daha, Coen A Stegeman, Jacob van den Born, Lianchun Wang
Inflammation plays a vital role in the development of diabetic nephropathy, but the underlying regulatory mechanisms are only partially understood. Our previous studies demonstrated that, during acute inflammation, endothelial heparan sulfate (HS) contributes to the adhesion and transendothelial migration of leukocytes into perivascular tissues by direct interaction with L-selectin and the presentation of bound chemokines. In the current study, we aimed to assess the role of endothelial HS on chronic renal inflammation and fibrosis in a diabetic nephropathy mouse model...
January 12, 2018: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315085/biopsy-confirmed-endothelial-cell-activation-in-patients-with-coronary-microvascular-dysfunction
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Hannes Lindemann, Ivana Petrovic, Stephan Hill, Anastasios Athanasiadis, Heiko Mahrholdt, Tim Schäufele, Karin Klingel, Udo Sechtem, Peter Ong
BACKGROUND: Patients with angina yet having unobstructed coronaries are found in ∼50% of cases undergoing invasive angiography. Coronary spasm and microvascular dysfunction can be responsible for the clinical presentation in ∼60% of cases. However, little is known about structural changes in the myocardium. The aim of this study was to describe findings in endomyocardial biopsies of symptomatic patients with unobstructed coronaries. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed a cohort of 1416 consecutive patients who underwent endomyocardial biopsy sampling and coronary angiography between 2002 and 2016 for various clinical indications...
January 8, 2018: Coronary Artery Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306934/gliotransmitters-and-cytokines-in-the-control-of-blood-brain-barrier-permeability
#10
REVIEW
Elena D Osipova, Oxana V Semyachkina-Glushkovskaya, Andrey V Morgun, Natalia V Pisareva, Natalia A Malinovskaya, Elizaveta B Boitsova, Elena A Pozhilenkova, Olga A Belova, Vladimir V Salmin, Tatiana E Taranushenko, Mami Noda, Alla B Salmina
The contribution of astrocytes and microglia to the regulation of neuroplasticity or neurovascular unit (NVU) is based on the coordinated secretion of gliotransmitters and cytokines and the release and uptake of metabolites. Blood-brain barrier (BBB) integrity and angiogenesis are influenced by perivascular cells contacting with the abluminal side of brain microvessel endothelial cells (pericytes, astrocytes) or by immune cells existing (microglia) or invading the NVU (macrophages) under pathologic conditions...
January 8, 2018: Reviews in the Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303843/cognition-emotional-health-and-immunological-markers-in-children-with-long-term-nonprogressive-hiv
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Robert Paul, Tanakorn Apornpong, Wasana Prasitsuebsai, Thanyawee Puthanakit, Vonthanak Saphonn, Linda Aurpibul, Pope Kosalaraksa, Suparat Kanjanavanit, Wicharn Luesomboon, Chaiwat Ngampiyaskul, Tulathip Suwanlerk, Kea Chettra, William T Shearer, Victor Valcour, Jintanat Ananworanich, Stephen Kerr
BACKGROUND: HIV-infected children with long-term nonprogressive disease (LTNPs) eventually convert to a progressive disease type, yet the extent to which these children experience the cognitive and emotional symptoms observed in typical progressive HIV (Progressors) is unknown. METHODS: Eighty-eight LTNPs, 53 Progressors, and 323 healthy controls completed annual assessments of cognitive and emotional health as part of a prospective study. The two HIV-infected groups and the healthy controls were matched on age and sex distribution at enrollment...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284473/involvements-of-p38-mapk-and-oxidative-stress-in-the-ozone-induced-enhancement-of-ahr-and-pulmonary-inflammation-in-an-allergic-asthma-model
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Aihua Bao, Hong Yang, Jie Ji, Yuqin Chen, Wuping Bao, Feng Li, Min Zhang, Xin Zhou, Qiang Li, Suqin Ben
BACKGROUND: Exposure to ambient ozone (O3) increases the susceptivity to allergens and triggers exacerbations in patients with asthma. However, the detailed mechanisms of action for O3 to trigger asthma exacerbations are still unclear. METHODS: An ovalbumin (OVA)-established asthmatic mouse model was selected to expose to filtered air (OVA-model) or 1.0 ppm O3 (OVA-O3 model) during the process of OVA challenge. Next, the possible involvements of p38 MAPK and oxidative stress in the ozone actions on the asthma exacerbations were investigated on the mice of OVA-O3 model by treating them with SB239063 (a p38 MAPK inhibitor), and/or the α-tocopherol (antioxidant)...
December 29, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222823/dominant-role-of-microglial-and-macrophage-innate-immune-responses-in-human-ischemic-infarcts
#13
Tobias Zrzavy, Joana Machado-Santos, Sheren Christine, Christoph Baumgartner, Howard L Weiner, Oleg Butovsky, Hans Lassmann
Inflammatory mechanisms, involving granulocytes, T-cells, B-cells, macrophages and activated microglia, have been suggested to play a pathogenic role in experimental models of stroke and may be targets for therapeutic intervention. However, knowledge on the inflammatory response in human stroke lesions is limited. Here, we performed a quantitative study on the inflammatory reaction in human ischemic infarct lesions. We found increased numbers of T-lymphocytes, mainly CD8+ cells, but not of B-lymphocytes. Their number was very low in comparison to that seen in inflammatory diseases of the central nervous system and they did not show signs of activation...
December 8, 2017: Brain Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202375/coronary-versus-carotid-artery-plaques-similarities-and-differences-regarding-biomarkers-morphology-and-prognosis
#14
REVIEW
Fragiska Sigala, Evangelos Oikonomou, Alexis S Antonopoulos, George Galyfos, Dimitris Tousoulis
Carotid and coronary artery disease are two major atherosclerotic conditions that have shown an increased prevalence in the last three decades that is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Recent data have revealed that the development of the atherosclerotic plaque-the basic entity in both diseases-may share similar characteristics and mechanisms irrespective of the location site. Even though the biology of atherosclerotic process is similar, there are differences in plaque morphology and characteristics...
December 1, 2017: Current Opinion in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197574/endothelial-microparticles-mediated-transfer-of-microrna-19b-promotes-atherosclerosis-via-activating-perivascular-adipose-tissue-inflammation-in-apoe-mice
#15
Changlong Li, Sufang Li, Feng Zhang, Manyan Wu, Huizhu Liang, Junxian Song, Chongyou Lee, Hong Chen
Microparticles(MPs) are the major carriers of circulating microRNAs. Our previous study has shown that microRNA (miR)-19b in endothelial cell-derived microparticles (EMPs) is significantly increased in patients with unstable angina. However, little is known about the relationship between miR-19b in EMPs and the progression of atherosclerosis. The aim of the present study was to define the role and potential mechanism of miR-19b incorporated in EMPs in the development of atherosclerosis. Western-diet-fed apoE-/- mice were injected with phosphate buffered solution(PBS), EMP carrying microRNA control(EMPcontrol) or miR-19b mimic (EMPmiR19b) intravenously...
November 29, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191361/comparing-the-effects-of-fluticasone-anti-ige-and-anti-tnf-treatments-in-a-chronic-asthma-model
#16
M Y Ozkars, O Keskin, M Tokur, M Ulasli, B Gogebakan, H Ciralik, E Kucukosmanoglu, C Demirel, S Oztuzcu, H Kahraman
BACKGROUND: Corticosteroids are used in the treatment of asthma. The aim of this study was to determine the efficacy of anti-IgE and anti-TNF alpha as asthma treatments. METHODS: A mouse model of chronic asthma was developed. The fluticasone group was exposed to fluticasone and the anti-IgE and anti-TNF groups were administered anti-IgE or anti-TNF. IL-4, and IgE levels were measured, and histological analysis, pathological analysis and miRNA-126, miRNA-133a analyses were applied...
November 27, 2017: Allergologia et Immunopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173188/innate-immune-surveillance-in-the-central-nervous-system-in-legionella-pneumophila-infection
#17
Pasqualina Lagana, Luca Soraci, Maria Elsa Gambuzza, Santi Delia
Innate immune response represents a common event in many neuroinflammatory diseases. The resident immune cells of the central nervous system (CNS) are capable of sensing and reacting to both infections and sterile trauma. Peripheral immune cell migration into CNS is regulated by the blood-brain barrier (BBB), although peripheral immune cells can invade CNS through meninges, choroid plexus, perivascular spaces, and cerebrospinal fluid. Consequently, in the brain immune reactions can be mediated by both resident and peripheral immune cells...
November 23, 2017: CNS & Neurological Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141888/lung-cancer-associated-pulmonary-hypertension-role-of-microenvironmental-inflammation-based-on-tumor-cell-immune-cell-cross-talk
#18
Soni Savai Pullamsetti, Baktybek Kojonazarov, Samantha Storn, Henning Gall, Ylia Salazar, Janine Wolf, Andreas Weigert, Nefertiti El-Nikhely, Hossein Ardeschir Ghofrani, Gabriele A Krombach, Ludger Fink, Stefan Gattenlöhner, Ulf R Rapp, Ralph Theo Schermuly, Friedrich Grimminger, Werner Seeger, Rajkumar Savai
Dyspnea is a frequent, devastating, and poorly understood symptom of advanced lung cancer. In our cohort, among 519 patients who underwent a computed tomography scan for the diagnosis of lung cancer, 250 had a mean pulmonary artery diameter of >28 mm, indicating pulmonary hypertension (PH). In human lung cancer tissue, we consistently observed increased vascular remodeling and perivascular inflammatory cell accumulation (macrophages/lymphocytes). Vascular remodeling, PH, and perivascular inflammatory cell accumulation were mimicked in three mouse models of lung cancer (LLC1, KRasLA2 , and cRaf-BxB)...
November 15, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138019/a-patient-with-severe-fever-with-thrombocytopenia-syndrome-and-hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis-associated-involvement-of-the-central-nervous-system
#19
Kaneko Masahiko, Shikata Hisaharu, Matsukage Shoichi, Maruta Masaki, Shinomiya Hiroto, Suzuki Tadaki, Hasegawa Hideki, Shimojima Masayuki, Saijo Masayuki
Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS), a severe infectious disease caused by novel bunyavirus, SFTS virus (SFTSV), is endemic to China, Korea, and Japan. Most SFTS patients show abnormalities in consciousness. Pathological findings in the central nervous system (CNS) of SFTS patients are not reported. A 53-year-old Japanese man was admitted to Uwajima City Hospital with an 8-day history of fever and diarrhea. Laboratory tests revealed leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, and liver enzyme elevation. He was diagnosed as having severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) following detection of the SFTSV genome in his blood...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133362/three-month-endothelial-human-endothelin-1-overexpression-causes-blood-pressure-elevation-and-vascular-and-kidney-injury
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Suellen C Coelho, Olga Berillo, Antoine Caillon, Sofiane Ouerd, Júlio C Fraulob-Aquino, Tlili Barhoumi, Stefan Offermanns, Pierre Paradis, Ernesto L Schiffrin
Endothelium-derived endothelin (ET)-1 has been implicated in the development of hypertension and end-organ damage, but its exact role remains unclear. We have shown that tamoxifen-inducible endothelium-restricted human ET-1 overexpressing (ieET-1) mice exhibited blood pressure rise after a 3-week induction in an ET type A (ETA) receptor-dependent manner, in absence of vascular and renal injury. It is unknown whether long-term ET-1 overexpression results in sustained blood pressure elevation and vascular and renal injury...
November 13, 2017: Hypertension
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