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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302997/platelets-cellular-and-functional-characteristics-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-a-comprehensive-meta-analysis-and-systematic-review
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Alexander Weymann, Sadeq Ali-Hasan-Al-Saegh, Anton Sabashnikov, Aron-Frederik Popov, Seyed Jalil Mirhosseini, Luis Nombela-Franco, Luca Testa, Mohammadreza Lotfaliani, Mohamed Zeriouh, Tong Liu, Hamidreza Dehghan, Senol Yavuz, Michel Pompeu Barros de Oliveira Sá, William L Baker, Jae-Sik Jang, Mengqi Gong, Umberto Benedetto, Pascal M Dohmen, Fabrizio D'Ascenzo, Abhishek J Deshmukh, Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai, Hugh Calkins, Gregg W Stone, Integrated Meta-Analysis Of Cardiac Surgery And Cardiology-Group Imcsc-Group
BACKGROUND This systematic review with meta-analysis aimed to determine the strength of evidence for evaluating the association of platelet cellular and functional characteristics including platelet count (PC), MPV, platelet distribution width (PDW), platelet factor 4, beta thromboglobulin (BTG), and p-selectin with the occurrence of atrial fibrillation (AF) and consequent stroke. MATERIAL AND METHODS We conducted a meta-analysis of observational studies evaluating platelet characteristics in patients with paroxysmal, persistent and permanent atrial fibrillations...
March 17, 2017: Medical Science Monitor Basic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296751/serum-platelet-factor-4-is-a-reliable-activity-parameter-in-adult-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-a-pilot-study
#2
Lei Ye, Yu-Ping Zhang, Na Yu, Ya-Xu Jia, Shu-Jun Wan, Fang-Yu Wang
To investigate the diagnostic utility of serum platelet factor 4 (PF4) levels and to assess its accuracy in detecting inflammatory bowel disease activity.This study included 45 patients with ulcerative colitis (UC), 45 patients with Crohn disease (CD), and 30 control subjects at Jinling Hospital between May 2014 and July 2015. Laboratory tests measured white blood count, C-reactive protein, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, and platelet count. PF4 was examined by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays. Patients were divided into 2 groups according to disease activity: active and inactive...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287032/new-platelet-functional-method-for-identification-of-pathogenic-antibodies-in-hit-patients
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M L Guarino, I Massimi, S Mardente, A Lappa, S Donfrancesco, G P Visentin, F M Pulcinelli
Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is a thrombotic complication of heparin therapy. The most used functional method for HIT diagnosis is serotonin release assay (SRA). A different functional method based on ATP release with luciferin/luciferase long-life and stable luminescent signal is used here, which is shown to be comparable for accuracy with SRA in both negative (patients 4Ts ≤3, and negative for both anti-PF4/heparin immunoassay and SRA) and positive (4Ts >3, and positive for both PF4/heparin antibodies and SRA) patients...
March 13, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271738/profile-of-instrumentation-laboratory-s-hemosil%C3%A2-acustar-hit-ab-pf4-h-assay-for-diagnosis-of-heparin-induced-thrombocytopenia
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Michael Nagler, Adam C Cuker
Immunoassays play an essential role in the diagnosis of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT). The objective of this article is to review HemosIL® AcuStar HIT-Ab(PF4-H) (Instrumentation Laboratory, Bedford, MA, USA), a new chemiluminescent immunoassay for HIT. Areas covered: The authors searched the published literature for evaluation studies of HemosIL® AcuStar HIT-Ab(PF4-H) and sought information from the manufacturer. In this paper, the authors discuss the analytical principle and technical aspects of the assay; describe its diagnostic performance in validation studies; report on its reproducibility, cost-effectiveness, and regulatory status; and discuss the implications of the assay on clinical practice and means of integrating it in diagnostic pathways...
March 8, 2017: Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267395/the-role-of-platelets-in-antiphospholipid-syndrome
#5
G Baroni, A Banzato, E Bison, G Denas, G Zoppellaro, V Pengo
Despite extensive research, the pathogenesis of antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) remains obscure in many aspects. However, it is widely accepted that thrombosis is the result of a hypercoagulable state caused by antibodies directed against β2-glycoprotein I (β2-GPI), a protein whose physiological role is unknown. Although underestimated, platelets may be involved in APS and its thrombotic manifestations, especially arterial, in several ways. Thrombocytopenia is the most relevant non-criteria manifestation of APS, possibly caused by direct binding of anti-β2-GPI antibodies or anti-β2-GPI-β2-GPI complexes...
March 7, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256034/platelet-factor-4-upregulates-matrix-metalloproteinase-1-production-in-gingival-fibroblasts
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M Javaid, J Bi, C Biddle, C M Tsai, L Häkkinen, H Kim
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Periodontitis is a highly prevalent chronic inflammatory disease that causes tooth loss, morbidity and confers an increased risk for systemic disease. Tissue destruction during periodontitis is due in large part to collagen-degrading matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) released by resident cells of the periodontium in response to proinflammatory cytokines. Platelets are immune-competent blood cells with a newly recognized role in chronic inflammation; however, their role in the pathogenesis of periodontitis is undefined...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Periodontal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207794/protected-graft-copolymer-formulated-fibroblast-growth-factors-mitigate-the-lethality-of-partial-body-irradiation-injury
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Gerardo M Castillo, Akiko Nishimoto-Ashfield, Cynthia C Jones, Kasim K Kabirov, Alexander Zakharov, Alexander V Lyubimov
We evaluated the mitigating effects of fibroblast growth factor 4 and 7 (FGF4 and FGF7, respectively) in comparison with long acting protected graft copolymer (PGC)-formulated FGF4 and 7 (PF4 and PF7, respectively) administered to C57BL/6J mice a day after exposure to LD50/30 (15.7 Gy) partial body irradiation (PBI) which targeted the gastrointestinal (GI) system. The PGC that we developed increased the bioavailability of FGF4 and FGF7 by 5- and 250-fold compared to without PGC, respectively, and also sustained a 24 hr presence in the blood after a single subcutaneous administration...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185978/long-term-serial-changes-in-platelet-activation-indices-following-sirolimus-elution-and-bare-metal-stent-implantation-in-patients-with-stable-coronary-artery-disease
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Maria Marketou, George E Kochiadakis, Aikaterini Giaouzaki, Katerini Sfiridaki, Stelios Petousis, Fragiskos Maragoudakis, Konstantinos Roufas, Despoina Vougia, John Logakis, Gregory Chlouverakis, Panos E Vardas
BACKGROUND: Platelet activation is crucial in the development of stent thrombosis following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). We carried out a long-term assessment of multiple factors implicated in the thrombotic process and monitored markers of platelet activation after the implantation of sirolimus-eluting stents (SES) in patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD). Additionally, we compared these findings with those after bare-metal stent (BMS) implantation. METHODS: A cohort of 47 consecutive patients, aged <70 years, with severe stenosis (>70% narrowing of the lumen) of one major epicardial coronary artery and stable CAD underwent successful elective PCI...
February 6, 2017: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167447/associations-between-ambient-wood-smoke-and-other-particulate-pollutants-and-biomarkers-of-systemic-inflammation-coagulation-and-thrombosis-in-cardiac-patients
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Daniel P Croft, Scott J Cameron, Craig N Morrell, Charles J Lowenstein, Frederick Ling, Wojciech Zareba, Philip K Hopke, Mark J Utell, Sally W Thurston, Kelly Thevenet-Morrison, Kristin A Evans, David Chalupa, David Q Rich
BACKGROUND: Increased particulate air pollution has been associated with both an increased risk of myocardial infarction (MI) and adverse changes in cardiac biomarkers. Up to 30% of ambient wintertime fine particles (PM2.5) in Rochester, NY are from wood burning. Our study examined associations between ambient levels of a marker of wood smoke (Delta-C) and other particulate air pollutants and biomarkers of inflammation, coagulation and thrombosis. METHODS: We measured blood concentrations of C-reactive protein (CRP), D-dimer, fibrinogen, P-selectin, platelet factor 4 (PF-4), von Willebrand factor (vWF), and myeloperoxidase (MPO) of 135 patients undergoing cardiac catheterization during the winters of 2011-2013...
April 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118750/characterization-of-pf4-heparin-complexes-by-photon-correlation-spectroscopy-and-zeta-potential
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Sabrina Bertini, Jawed Fareed, Laura Madaschi, Giulia Risi, Giangiacomo Torri, Annamaria Naggi
Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is associated with antibodies to complexes between heparin and platelet factor 4 (PF4), a basic protein usually found in platelet alpha granules. Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia antibodies preferentially recognize macromolecular complexes formed between positively charged PF4 and polyanionic heparins over a narrow range of molar ratios. The aim of this work was to study the complexes that human PF4 forms with heparins from various species, such as porcine, bovine, and ovine; heparins from various organs, such as mucosa and lung; and different low-molecular-weight heparins (LMWHs) at several stoichiometric ratios to evaluate their sizes and charges by photo correlation spectroscopy and zeta potential measurements...
January 1, 2017: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115521/platelet-factor-4-binds-to-vascular-proteoglycans-and-controls-both-growth-factor-activities-and-platelet-activation
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Megan S Lord, Bill Cheng, Brooke L Farrugia, Simon McCarthy, John M Whitelock
Platelet factor 4 (PF4) is produced by platelets with roles in both inflammation and wound healing. PF4 is stored in platelet α-granules bound to the glycosaminoglycan (GAG) chains of serglycin. This study revealed that platelet serglycin is decorated with chondroitin/dermatan sulfate and that PF4 binds to these GAG chains. Additionally, PF4 had a higher affinity for endothelial-derived perlecan heparan sulfate chains than serglycin GAG chains. The binding of PF4 to perlecan was found to inhibit both FGF2 signaling and platelet activation...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052584/activated-platelet-derived-and-leukocyte-derived-circulating-microparticles-and-the-risk-of-thrombosis-in-heparin-induced-thrombocytopenia-a-role-for-pf4-bearing-microparticles
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Elena Campello, Claudia M Radu, Elena Duner, Anna M Lombardi, Luca Spiezia, Raffaele Bendo, Silvia Ferrari, Paolo Simioni, Fabrizio Fabris
BACKGROUND: Though the presence of platelets-derived microparticles (MPs) have previously been described in heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT), the mechanism of thrombosis in HIT remains poorly understood. We aimed to assess the presence and origin of MPs in patients with HIT and their possible contribution to HIT with thrombosis (HITT). METHODS: Forty-five patients with HIT and 45 matched hospitalized patients with not confirmed HIT (HIT-negative) were enrolled...
January 3, 2017: Cytometry. Part B, Clinical Cytometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008280/thicker-carotid-intima-media-thickness-and-increased-plasma-vegf-levels-suffered-by-post-acute-thrombotic-stroke-patients
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Yuyun Yueniwati, Ni Komang Darmiastini, Eko Arisetijono
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Atherosclerosis causes reduction of the oxygen supply to structures in the far arterial wall, provoking the release of factors that drive angiogenesis of vasa vasorum, including VEGF. Other studies have revealed the inflammatory response in atherosclerosis and the role of platelet factor 4 (PF4) as an anti-angiogenic chemokine through the inhibition of VEGF. This cross-sectional study aims at measuring the effect of atherosclerosis assessed through carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) against plasma VEGF levels in patients with post-acute thrombotic stroke...
2016: International Journal of General Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913490/heparin-induced-thrombocytopenia-research-and-clinical-updates
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Oluwatoyosi Onwuemene, Gowthami M Arepally
Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) remains an important diagnosis to consider in hospitalized patients developing thrombocytopenia. HIT is an immune-mediated prothrombotic disorder caused by antibodies to platelet factor 4 (PF4) and heparin. Recent basic scientific studies have advanced our understanding of disease pathogenesis through studies of the PF4/heparin structure, immune mechanisms, and cellular basis of thrombosis. Clinical advances have also occurred in areas of HIT prevention, description of disease variants, and diagnostic strategies...
December 2, 2016: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829148/pf4-promotes-platelet-production-and-lung-cancer-growth
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Ferdinando Pucci, Steffen Rickelt, Andita P Newton, Christopher Garris, Ernesto Nunes, Charles Evavold, Christina Pfirschke, Camilla Engblom, Mari Mino-Kenudson, Richard O Hynes, Ralph Weissleder, Mikael J Pittet
Co-option of host components by solid tumors facilitates cancer progression and can occur in both local tumor microenvironments and remote locations. At present, the signals involved in long-distance communication remain insufficiently understood. Here, we identify platelet factor 4 (PF4, CXCL4) as an endocrine factor whose overexpression in tumors correlates with decreased overall patient survival. Furthermore, engineered PF4 over-production in a Kras-driven lung adenocarcinoma genetic mouse model expanded megakaryopoiesis in bone marrow, augmented platelet accumulation in lungs, and accelerated de novo adenocarcinogenesis...
November 8, 2016: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812736/integrative-analysis-for-identification-of-shared-markers-from-various-functional-cells-tissues-for-rheumatoid-arthritis
#16
Wei Xia, Jian Wu, Fei-Yan Deng, Long-Fei Wu, Yong-Hong Zhang, Yu-Fan Guo, Shu-Feng Lei
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a systemic autoimmune disease. So far, it is unclear whether there exist common RA-related genes shared in different tissues/cells. In this study, we conducted an integrative analysis on multiple datasets to identify potential shared genes that are significant in multiple tissues/cells for RA. Seven microarray gene expression datasets representing various RA-related tissues/cells were downloaded from the Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO). Statistical analyses, testing both marginal and joint effects, were conducted to identify significant genes shared in various samples...
November 3, 2016: Immunogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785869/probing-functional-heteromeric-chemokine-protein-protein-interactions-through-conformation-assisted-oxime-ligation
#17
Stijn M Agten, Rory R Koenen, Hans Ippel, Veit Eckardt, Philipp von Hundelshausen, Kevin H Mayo, Christian Weber, Tilman M Hackeng
Protein-protein interactions (PPIs) govern most processes in living cells. Current drug development strategies are aimed at disrupting or stabilizing PPIs, which require a thorough understanding of PPI mechanisms. Examples of such PPIs are heteromeric chemokine interactions that are potentially involved in pathological disorders such as cancer, atherosclerosis, and HIV. It remains unclear whether this functional modulation is mediated by heterodimer formation or by the additive effects of mixed chemokines on their respective receptors...
November 21, 2016: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27772839/pf4-induced-apoptosis-in-breast-cancer-in-vivo-study-the-role-of-the-caspases-family
#18
Tengku Ahmad Damitri Al Astani Tengku Din, Azman Seeni, Muhamad Saiful Bahri Yusoff, Shaharum Shamsuddin, Hasnan Jaafar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2016: Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27734602/recurrent-heparin-induced-thrombocytopenia-due-to-heparin-rinsing-before-priming-the-machine-in-a-hemodialysis-patient-a-case-report
#19
Jin Han Lim, Kyung Pyo Kang, Sik Lee, Sung Kwang Park, Won Kim
Heparin has remained the most commonly used anticoagulant for patients undergoing hemodialysis. It is usually safe to use but can have severe adverse effects in some cases. Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is a life-threatening complication of exposure to heparin. It results from an autoantibody directed against endogenous platelet factor 4 (PF4) in complex with heparin, which activates platelets and can cause catastrophic arterial and venous thromboses. Here, we present the case of an 80-year-old woman with a recent diagnosis of chronic renal failure who developed acute HIT (platelet count nadir, 15 × 10(9) /L) on day 7 of hemodialysis performed with routine heparin anticoagulation, who despite subsequent heparin-free hemodialysis (with argatroban and warfarin) developed recurrent HIT (complicated by acute cerebral infarction) on day 11 that we attributed to "rinsing" of the circuit with heparin-containing saline (3,000 units of unfractionated heparin, with subsequent saline washing) performed pre-dialysis as per routine...
October 13, 2016: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27720587/composition-of-growth-factors-and-cytokines-in-lysates-obtained-from-fresh-versus-stored-pathogen-inactivated-platelet-units
#20
Felix Sellberg, Erik Berglund, Martin Ronaghi, Gabriel Strandberg, Helena Löf, Pehr Sommar, Norbert Lubenow, Folke Knutson, David Berglund
BACKGROUND: Platelet lysate is a readily available source of growth factors, and other mediators, which has been used in a variety of clinical applications. However, the product remains poorly standardized and the present investigation evaluates the composition of platelet lysate obtained from either fresh or stored pathogen-inactivated platelet units. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Platelet pooled units (n = 10) were obtained from healthy blood donors and tested according to standard procedures...
December 2016: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
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