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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922541/effects-of-collagen-peptides-intake-on-skin-ageing-and-platelet-release-in-chronologically-aged-mice-revealed-by-cytokine-array-analysis
#1
Hongdong Song, Ling Zhang, Yongkang Luo, Siqi Zhang, Bo Li
Action mechanisms underlying various biological activities of collagen peptides (CPs) remained to be elucidated. Cytokines may play an important role in mediating these health benefits of CPs. This study aimed to systemically examine the cytokines in skin and blood regulated by CPs intake. Thirteen-month-old female Kunming mice were administered with CPs for 2 months (0 or 400 mg/kg bodyweight/day). The cytokines in skin and plasma were analysed using a 53-cytokine array and corresponding ELISA kits. In skin, CPs intake significantly down-regulated placenta growth factor (PIGF-2), insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-binding protein (IGFBP) -2 and IGFBP-3, and up-regulated platelet factor 4 (PF4), serpin E1 and transforming growth factor (TGF)-β1 ...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914425/platelet-factor-4-increases-bone-marrow-b-cell-development-and-differentiation
#2
David J Field, Angela A Aggrey-Amable, Sara K Blick, Sara K Ture, Andrew Johanson, Scott J Cameron, Sukanya Roy, Craig N Morrell
Platelet factor 4 (PF4) is a megakaryocyte-/platelet-derived chemokine with diverse functions as a regulator of vascular and immune biology. PF4 has a central role in vessel injury responses, innate immune cell responses, and T-helper cell differentiation. We have now discovered that PF4 has a direct role in B cell differentiation in the bone marrow. Mice lacking PF4 (PF4(-/-) mice) had fewer developing B cells in the bone marrow beginning after the pre-pro-B cell stage of differentiation. In vitro, PF4 increased the differentiation of hematopoietic progenitors to B cell lineage cells, indicating that PF4 has a direct effect on B cell differentiation...
September 15, 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903994/the-level-of-heparin-induced-antibodies-in-correlation-with-the-result-of-the-flow-cytometric-functional-assay-in-the-patients-with-suspected-hit
#3
Elvira Maličev, Marjeta Maček Kvanka, Polona Klemenc, Primož Rožman
Heparin can induce the formation of antibodies against a heparin complex with a platelet factor 4 (PF4), leading to platelet activation and the development of heparin-induced thrombocytopaenia (HIT). Because screening ELISA does not discriminate between platelet activating and non-activating anti-heparin/PF4 antibodies, each positive result is confirmed by an additional functional assay. We analysed 1004 sera of patients with suspected HIT. Optical density (OD) values of ELISA-positive results were correlated with the risk for a positive result with our functional flow cytometric assay...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903944/a-dual-role-for-the-class-iii-pi3k-vps34-in-platelet-production-and-thrombus-growth
#4
Colin Valet, Marie Levade, Gaëtan Chicanne, Benoit Bilanges, Cendrine Cabou, Julien Viaud, Marie-Pierre Gratacap, Frédérique Gaits-Iacovoni, Bart Vanhaesebroeck, Bernard Payrastre, Sonia Severin
To uncover the role of Vps34, the sole class III phosphoinositide 3-kinase, in megakaryocytes (MKs) and platelets, we created a mouse model with Vps34 deletion in the MK/platelet lineage (Pf4-Cre/Vps34(lox/lox)). Deletion of Vps34 in MKs led to the loss of its regulator protein Vps15, and was associated with microthrombocytopenia and platelet granule abnormalities. While Vps34 deficiency did not impact on MK polyploidisation or proplatelet formation, it dampened MK granule biogenesis and directional migration towards an SDF1α gradient, leading to ectopic platelet release within the bone marrow...
September 13, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899579/cxcl4-induced-macrophages-in-human-atherosclerosis
#5
Gabriele Domschke, Christian A Gleissner
Atherosclerosis is considered an inflammatory disease of the arterial wall. Monocytes and monocyte-derived cells (most often termed macrophages) play an essential role in the formation of atherosclerotic lesions, as they take up lipids leading to subsequent foam cell formation accompanied by release of pro-inflammatory cytokines. Similarly, platelets have been discovered to represent an important cell type mediating inflammatory and immune processes in atherogenesis, mainly by secreting chemokines, which are stored in the platelets' alpha granules, upon platelet activation...
September 9, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867175/thrombo-hemorrhagic-liability-in-children-with-congenital-heart-diseases
#6
REVIEW
Shebl Said Shebl, Walid Ahmed Naguib El-Shehaby, Amira Hamed Darwish, Yasmin Shebl Said, Nabeh Helal Elfadaly, Eman Amer
BACKGROUND: The precise mechanisms of the increased incidence of hemostatic abnormalities in congenital heart disease (CHD) have not been determined. The aim of the study was to evaluate some indicators of activation of platelets and vascular endothelial cells in patients with CHD, evaluation of bleeding liability of these patients, and correlation with the clinical presentation of these patients. METHODS: This work was carried out on 20 patients with cyanotic congenital heart disease (CCHD), 20 patients with cyanotic congenital heart disease (ACHD), and 20 healthy children who served as the control group, aged between 1 and 10years...
August 26, 2017: Hematology/oncology and Stem Cell Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856946/spontaneous-hit-syndrome-post-knee-replacement-surgery-with-delayed-recovery-of-thrombocytopenia-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#7
Dilli Ram Poudel, Sushil Ghimire, Rashmi Dhital, Daniel A Forman, Theodore E Warkentin
Recently published reports have established a heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT)-mimicking thromboembolic disorder without proximate heparin exposure, called spontaneous HIT syndrome. Although the pathophysiology remains unclear, anti-platelet factor 4 (PF4)/heparin antibodies possibly triggered by exposure to knee cartilage glycosaminoglycans or other non-heparin polyanions found on bacterial surfaces and nucleic acids have been postulated. We present a 53-year-old female receiving antithrombotic prophylaxis with aspirin following right total knee replacement surgery (without perioperative or any previous lifetime heparin exposure) who acutely presented with high-risk pulmonary embolism (PE) and right great saphenous vein thrombophlebitis on postoperative day (POD) 14; her platelet count at presentation was 13 × 10(9)/L...
September 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846826/autoimmune-heparin-induced-thrombocytopenia
#8
REVIEW
A Greinacher, Kathleen Selleng, T E Warkentin
Autoimmune heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (aHIT) indicates patients with anti-PF4/polyanion antibodies that are able to activate platelets strongly even in the absence of heparin (heparin-independent platelet activation). Nevertheless, as seen with serum obtained from patients with otherwise typical HIT, serum-induced platelet activation is inhibited at high heparin concentrations (10-100 IU/mL heparin). Further, upon serial dilution, aHIT serum will usually exhibit heparin-dependent platelet activation. Clinical syndromes associated with aHIT include: delayed-onset HIT, persisting HIT, spontaneous HIT, fondaparinux-associated HIT, heparin "flush"-induced HIT, and severe HIT (platelet count <20×10(9) /L) with associated disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC)...
August 28, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832327/b-cells-pf4-heparin-complexes-and-complement
#9
Theodore E Warkentin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 6, 2016: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809049/evolution-of-mnc-and-lymphocyte-collection-settings-employing-different-spectra-optia-%C3%A2-leukapheresis-systems
#10
M Punzel, A Kozlova, A Quade, A H Schmidt, R Smith
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The Spectra Optia(®) continuous mononuclear cell (CMNC apheresis) system has emerged as the preferred device in peripheral blood stem cell collections over the original two-step Spectra Optia(®) mononuclear cell (MNC apheresis) system. Until now, no comparative data were available for non-stimulated MNC collections that are required for immunotherapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We compared collection parameters and product composition for Spectra Optia MNC- as well as CMNC-apheresis systems in non-stimulated MNC collections from 35 registry donors intended for donor lymphocyte infusions...
August 14, 2017: Vox Sanguinis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774196/the-clinical-utility-of-the-heparin-neutralization-assay-in-the-diagnosis-of-heparin-induced-thrombocytopenia
#11
Gang Zheng, Michael B Streiff, Clifford M Takemoto, Jennifer Bynum, Elise Gelwan, Jayesh Jani, Danielle Judge, Thomas S Kickler
Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) remains diagnostically challenging. Immunoassays including PF4/heparin enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) have high sensitivity but low specificity. Whether the heparin neutralization assay (HNA) improves the diagnostic accuracy of the PF4/heparin ELISA for HIT is uncertain. In this study, to assess its clinical utility and evaluate whether it improves the diagnostic accuracy for HIT, we implemented HNA in conjunction with PF4/heparin ELISA over a 1-year period...
January 1, 2017: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771917/5b9-a-monoclonal-anti-platelet-factor-4-heparin-igg-with-a-human-fc-fragment-that-mimics-heparin-induced-thrombocytopenia-antibodies
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C Kizlik-Masson, C Vayne, S E McKenzie, A Poupon, Y Zhou, G Champier, Pouplard C, Y Gruel, J Rollin
BACKGROUND: The diagnosis of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is based on clinical and biological criteria, but a standard is lacking for laboratory assays. Moreover, no humanized HIT antibody is available for pathophysiological studies. OBJECTIVE: To characterise 5B9, a chimeric monoclonal antibody, which fully mimics the effects of human HIT antibodies. METHODS/RESULTS: 5B9, a chimeric anti-PF4/H IgG1 antibody was obtained after immunizing specific transgenic mice...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739484/protein-kinase-c%C3%AE-%C3%AE-is-dispensable-for-platelet-function-in-thrombosis-and-hemostasis-in-mice
#13
Sarah Beck, Michael Leitges, David Stegner
Platelet activation at sites of vascular injury is crucial for hemostasis, but it may also cause myocardial infarction or ischemic stroke. Upon platelet activation, cytoskeletal reorganization is essential for platelet secretion and thrombus formation. Members of the protein kinase C family, which includes 12 isoforms, are involved in most platelet responses required for thrombus formation. The atypical protein kinase Cι/λ (PKCι/λ) has been implicated as an important mediator of cell polarity, carcinogenesis and immune cell responses...
October 2017: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725494/apixaban-for-treatment-of-confirmed-heparin-induced-thrombocytopenia-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Daniel E Ezekwudo, Rebecca Chacko, Bolanle Gbadamosi, Syeda Batool, Sussana Gaikazian, Theodore E Warkentin, Jo-Ann I Sheppard, Ishmael Jaiyesimi
BACKGROUND: Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is a life and limb-threatening condition caused by the binding of platelet-activating antibodies (IgG) to multimolecular platelet factor 4 (PF4)/heparin complexes because of heparin exposure. The by-product of this interaction is thrombin formation which substantially increases the risk of venous and/or arterial thromboembolism. Currently, only one anticoagulant, argatroban, is United States Food and Drug Administration-approved for management of HIT; however, this agent is expensive and can only be given by intravenous infusion...
2017: Experimental Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712066/effect-of-ph-and-ionic-strength-on-the-binding-strength-of-anti-pf4-polyanion-antibodies
#15
Thi-Huong Nguyen, Andreas Greinacher
Antibodies against the chemokine platelet factor 4 (PF4) in complex with heparin cause the prothrombotic adverse drug reaction heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT). The current dilemma for laboratory diagnosis of HIT is that only about 50% of these antibodies are pathogenic, but the widely available enzyme immunosorbent assays (EIA), used for diagnosis in the clinical laboratory cannot differentiate between non-pathogenic- and pathogenic (platelet activating) antibodies. It would be highly desirable to improve diagnosis for HIT...
July 15, 2017: European Biophysics Journal: EBJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708215/changes-in-the-levels-of-beta-thromboglobulin-and-inflammatory-mediators-during-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-support
#16
Jae H Chung, Hye J Yeo, Dohyung Kim, Sun M Lee, Junhee Han, Minseok Kim, Woo H Cho
BACKGROUND: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) has been associated with platelet dysfunction, but no markers of platelet dysfunction during ECMO have been identified. METHODS: We investigated the potential uses of beta-thromboglobulin (beta-TG) and platelet factor 4 (PF4) as markers of platelet activation induced by ECMO in vivo. RESULTS: 13 patients who received ECMO for acute respiratory failure were included. Generalized estimating equations were used to examine the associations between days on ECMO and the plasma levels of beta-TG and PF4 and of proinflammatory markers...
July 5, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698883/anti-platelet-factor-4-heparin-antibody-formation-occurs-endogenously-and-at-unexpected-high-frequency-in-polycythemia-vera
#17
Sara C Meyer, Eva Steinmann, Thomas Lehmann, Patricia Muesser, Jakob R Passweg, Radek C Skoda, Dimitrios A Tsakiris
BACKGROUND: Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN) encounter thromboses due to multiple known risk factors. Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is a thrombotic syndrome mediated by anti-platelet factor 4 (PF4)/heparin antibodies with undetermined significance for thrombosis in MPN. We hypothesized that anti-PF4/heparin Ab might occur in MPN and promote thrombosis. METHODS: Anti-PF4/heparin antibodies were analyzed in 127 MPN patients including 76 PV and 51 ET. Screening, validation testing, and isotype testing of anti-PF4/heparin Ab were correlated with disease characteristics...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683994/the-effects-of-steroids-on-coagulation-dysfunction-induced-by-cardiopulmonary-bypass-a-steroids-in-cardiac-surgery-sirs-trial-substudy
#18
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Domenico Paparella, Alessandro Parolari, Crescenzia Rotunno, Jessica Vincent, Veronica Myasoedova, Pietro Guida, Micaela De Palo, Vito Margari, Philip J Devereaux, Andre Lamy, Francesco Alamanni, Salim Yusuf, Richard Whitlock
Cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) surgery, despite heparin administration, elicits activation of coagulation system resulting in coagulopathy. Anti-inflammatory effects of steroid treatment have been demonstrated, but its effects on coagulation system are unknown. The primary objective of this study is to assess the effects of methylprednisolone on coagulation function by evaluating thrombin generation, fibrinolysis, and platelet activation in high-risk patients undergoing cardiac surgery with CPB. The Steroids In caRdiac Surgery study is a double-blind, randomized, controlled trial performed on 7507 patients worldwide who were randomized to receive either intravenous methylprednisolone, 250 mg at anesthetic induction and 250 mg at initiation of CPB (n = 3755), or placebo (n = 3752)...
April 2017: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681377/chronic-periodontitis-is-associated-with-platelet-factor-4-pf4-secretion-a-pilot-study
#19
Mathieu Brousseau-Nault, Jayachandran N Kizhakkedathu, Hugh Kim
AIM: Platelets contribute to chronic inflammation but their role in periodontitis is not well understood. The aim of this study was to compare platelet recruitment and activation in healthy and inflamed periodontium. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) samples were obtained from sites of healthy periodontium, gingivitis and periodontitis. Platelets were quantified in the GCF by staining and microscopy. GCF concentrations of platelet factor 4 (PF4) [PF4]GCF and glycoprotein IIbIIIa ([GPIIbIIIa]GCF ) were determined by ELISA...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Clinical Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677022/performance-of-4t-score-and-heparin-platelet-factor-4-antibody-in-the-diagnosis-of-heparin-induced-thrombocytopenia-hit-in-cancer
#20
Myra Wong, Thein Hlaing Oo, Wei Qiao, Naveen Garg, Cristhiam M Rojas-Hernandez
Cancer patients have characteristics which significantly influence the 4T score and heparin-platelet factor 4 antibody (H-PF4 ab). Our aim was to determine among cancer patients the correlation of the 4T score and H-PF4 ab with the serotonin release assay (SRA). We performed a retrospective analysis of records of cancer patients in whom H-PF4 polyclonal (IgG, IgM and IgA) enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and SRA were evaluated. Cases were defined as heparin induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) when SRA confirmed the diagnosis...
August 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
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