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Vedanta Mehta, Ellie Tzima
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 7, 2016: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926730/integrin-yap-taz-jnk-cascade-mediates-atheroprotective-effect-of-unidirectional-shear-flow
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Li Wang, Jiang-Yun Luo, Bochuan Li, Xiao Yu Tian, Li-Jing Chen, Yuhong Huang, Jian Liu, Dan Deng, Chi Wai Lau, Song Wan, Ding Ai, King-Lun Kingston Mak, Ka Kui Tong, Kin Ming Kwan, Nanping Wang, Jeng-Jiann Chiu, Yi Zhu, Yu Huang
The Yorkie homologues YAP (Yes-associated protein) and TAZ (transcriptional coactivator with PDZ-binding motif, also known as WWTR1), effectors of the Hippo pathway, have been identified as mediators for mechanical stimuli. However, the role of YAP/TAZ in haemodynamics-induced mechanotransduction and pathogenesis of atherosclerosis remains unclear. Here we show that endothelial YAP/TAZ activity is regulated by different patterns of blood flow, and YAP/TAZ inhibition suppresses inflammation and retards atherogenesis...
December 7, 2016: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926724/new-anti-il-23-drugs-raise-hopes-for-psoriasis-plaque-clearance
#3
Elie Dolgin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 7, 2016: Nature Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926579/the-influence-of-coronary-plaque-morphology-assessed-by-optical-coherence-tomography-on-final-microvascular-function-after-stenting-in-patients-with-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Giovanni L De Maria, Niket Patel, Mathias Wolfrum, Gregor Fahrni, George Kassimis, Italo Porto, Sam Dawkins, Robin P Choudhury, John C Forfar, Bernard D Prendergast, Keith M Channon, Rajesh K Kharbanda, Hector M Garcia-Garcia, Adrian P Banning
OBJECTIVES: The index of microcirculatory resistance (IMR) provides a reproducible assessment of the status of coronary microvasculature in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Frequency-domain optical coherence tomography (FD-OCT) enables detailed assessment of the morphology of coronary plaque.We sought to determine the influence of the initial culprit coronary plaque anatomy within the infarct-related artery on IMR after stenting in STEMI. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In 25 STEMI patients IMR was measured immediately before and after stent implantation...
December 6, 2016: Coronary Artery Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925304/dura-mater-graft-associated-creutzfeldt-jakob-disease-with-30-year-incubation-period
#5
Masahiro Shijo, Hiroyuki Honda, Sachiko Koyama, Koji Ishitsuka, Koichiro Maeda, Junya Kuroda, Mitsugu Tanii, Takanari Kitazono, Toru Iwaki
Over 60% of all patients with dura mater graft-associated Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (dCJD) have been diagnosed in Japan. The incubation period has ranged from 1 to 30 years and the age at onset from 15 to 80 years. Here, we report a 77-year-old male Japanese autopsied dCJD case with the longest incubation period so far in Japan. He received a cadaveric dural graft at the right cranial convexity following a craniotomy for meningioma at the age of 46. At 30 years post-dural graft placement, disorientation was observed as an initial symptom of dCJD...
December 7, 2016: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925294/improved-68-ga-labeling-method-using-ethanol-addition-application-to-the-%C3%AE-helical-peptide-dota-famp
#6
Koki Hasegawa, Emi Kawachi, Yoshinari Uehara, Tsuyoshi Yoshida, Satoshi Imaizumi, Masahiro Ogawa, Shin-Ichiro Miura, Keijiro Saku
We examined the (68) Ga labeling of the α-helical peptide, DOTA-FAMP, and evaluated conformational changes during radiolabeling. (68) Ga-DOTA-FAMP is a positron emission tomography probe candidate for atherosclerotic plaques. The labeling yield achieved by Zhernosekov's method (using acetone for (68) Ga purification) was compared with that achieved by the original and 2 modified Mueller's methods (using NaCl solution). Modified method I involves desalting the (68) Ga prior to labeling, and modified method II involves the inclusion of ethanol in the labeling solution...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Labelled Compounds & Radiopharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925156/case-report-of-multiple-pustules-of-the-bilateral-lower-limbs-caused-by-a-granulocyte-colony-stimulating-factor-producing-solid-pseudopapillary-tumour-of-the-pancreas
#7
Y Iwata, T Kobayashi, M Kuroda, Y Mizoguchi, M Arima, S Numata, S Watanabe, A Yagami, K Matsunaga, K Sugiura
Here we report the first case of neutrophilic dermatoses related to a granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (GCSF)-producing solid pseudopapillary tumour (SPT). The patient was a 39-year-old woman presenting with scattered pustules and crusts of the palms/heels/thighs and plaques of the bilateral lower legs. The skin biopsy revealed dense neutrophil infiltration in the epidermis to the corium. A pancreatic head tumour was detected on computed tomography. A pathological examination of the resected specimen suggested a SPT...
December 7, 2016: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924645/cardiovascular-outcomes-and-tumour-necrosis-factor-antagonists-in-chronic-inflammatory-rheumatic-disease-a-focus-on-rheumatoid-arthritis
#8
Giuliano Tocci, Delia Goletti, Valentina Marino, Andrea Matucci, Giuseppe Maria Milano, Fabrizio Cantini, Raffaele Scarpa
Many chronic rheumatic diseases have an inflammatory etiology, leading to accelerated atherosclerosis and increased occurrence of vascular diseases. In rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a reduction in cardiovascular (CV) events has been reported under treatments reducing systemic inflammation. Areas covered: Given the central role of tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNFα) in chronic inflammatory conditions and in atherosclerosis, it has been suggested that TNFα-antagonists may reduce CV risk and mortality. Although there are no randomized controlled or head-to-head trials investigating the effect of specific anti-TNF-agents on CV outcomes, observational cohort studies, national registry data, and meta-analyses in RA have reported improved CV outcomes with anti-TNF therapy...
December 2016: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923955/measles-outbreak-among-previously-immunized-healthcare-workers-the-netherlands-2014
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Susan J M Hahné, Laura M Nic Lochlainn, Nathalie D van Burgel, Jeroen Kerkhof, Jussi Sane, Kioe Bing Yap, Rob S van Binnendijk
BACKGROUND:  We investigated a measles outbreak among healthcare workers (HCWs) by assessing laboratory characteristics, measles vaccine effectiveness, and serological correlates for protection. METHODS:  Cases were laboratory-confirmed measles in HCWs from hospital X during weeks 12-20 of 2014. We assessed cases' severity and infectiousness by using a questionnaire. We tested cases' sera for measles immunoglobulin M, immunoglobulin G, avidity, and plaque reduction neutralization (PRN)...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923950/results-of-a-zika-virus-zikv-immunoglobulin-m-specific-diagnostic-assay-are-highly-correlated-with-detection-of-neutralizing-anti-zikv-antibodies-in-neonates-with-congenital-disease
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Marli T Cordeiro, Carlos A A Brito, Lindomar J Pena, Priscila M S Castanha, Laura H V G Gil, Kennya G S Lopes, Rafael Dhalia, Jucille A Meneses, Ana C Ishigami, Luisa M Mello, Liciana X E Alencar, Klarissa M Guarines, Laura C Rodrigues, Ernesto T A Marques
BACKGROUND:  Usually, immunoglobulin M (IgM) serologic analysis is not sufficiently specific to confirm Zika virus (ZIKV) infection. However, since IgM does not cross the placenta, it may be a good marker of infection in neonates. METHODS:  We tested blood from 42 mothers and neonates with microcephaly and collected cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) specimens from 30 neonates. Molecular assays were performed for detection of ZIKV, dengue virus, and chikungunya virus; IgM enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays and plaque-reduction neutralization tests (PRNTs) were performed to detect ZIKV and dengue virus...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922806/the-evolution-of-plaque-composition-in-ctos
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Lloyd W Klein, Divya Korpu, Ibett Colina
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922805/near-infrared-spectroscopy-analysis-of-coronary-chronic-total-occlusions
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Georgios E Christakopoulos, Judit Karacsonyi, Barbara Anna Danek, Aris Karatasakis, Aya Alame, Pratik Kalsaria, Atif Mohammed, Michele Roesle, Bavana V Rangan, Subhash Banerjee, Emmanouil S Brilakis
OBJECTIVE: To examine the presence and localization of lipid-core plaque (LCP) in coronary vessels with chronic total occlusions (CTOs) using near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS). METHODS: NIRS imaging was performed after guidewire crossing of the occlusion in 15 patients with CTOs. LCP was defined as ≥2 adjacent 2 mm yellow blocks on the block chemogram. We also measured the maximum lipid-core burden index (LCBI) in a 4 mm length of artery (maxLCBI4mm). Large LCP was defined as maxLCBI4mm ≥500...
December 2016: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922522/chronic-kidney-disease-predicts-coronary-plaque-vulnerability-an-optical-coherence-tomography-study
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Jiannan Dai, Lei Xing, Jingbo Hou, Haibo Jia, Sining Hu, Jinwei Tian, Lin Lin, Lulu Li, Yinchun Zhu, Gonghui Zheng, Shaosong Zhang, Bo Yu, Ik-Kyung Jang
OBJECTIVE: The addition of cystatin C to creatinine in calculating the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) is known to improve the risk prediction for cardiovascular events. We sought to investigate the associations between eGFRs calculated by three Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration (CKD-EPI) equations and coronary plaque phenotype by optical coherence tomography. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We analyzed 181 nonculprit plaques from 116 coronary artery disease patients...
December 2, 2016: Coronary Artery Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922253/imaging-modalities-of-carotid-artery-stenting
#14
Tomoyuki Umemoto, Andrea Pacchioni, Bernhard Reimers
Compared with conventional angiogram-guided procedure, intravascular imaging modalities give us a lot of useful information to make the procedure better. Intravascular imaging modalities give us the information about lesion characters, reference vessel diameter and the interaction between the stent strut and the plaque such as stent strut malapposition or plaquqe prolapse in real time during the procedure. We can change our strategy according to these information. Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) is a most common intravasculr imaging modality during CAS in these days...
December 6, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922121/sex-differences-in-prevalence-of-and-risk-factors-for-carotid-plaque-among-adults-a-population-based-cross-sectional-study-in-rural-china
#15
Wei Zhao, Yanan Wu, Min Shi, Lingling Bai, Jun Tu, Zaiyu Guo, Rongcai Jiang, Jianning Zhang, Xianjia Ning, Jinghua Wang
Although the associations between carotid plaque and cardiovascular disease risk factors have been identified in previous studies, there is limited information on sex-related differences in factors associated with the development of carotid plaque. We aimed to determine sex differences in the prevalence of carotid plaque and associated risk factors in rural China. A total of 3,789 subjects aged ≥45 years without history of stroke or cardiovascular disease were recruited to the study. B-mode ultrasonography was performed to determine the presence of carotid plaque...
December 6, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921029/nanoscale-structure-and-spectroscopic-probing-of-a%C3%AE-1-40-fibril-bundle-formation
#16
Katarzyna M Psonka-Antonczyk, Per Hammarström, Leif B G Johansson, Mikael Lindgren, Bjørn T Stokke, K Peter R Nilsson, Sofie Nyström
Amyloid plaques composed of fibrillar Amyloid-β (Aβ) are hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease. However, Aβ fibrils are morphologically heterogeneous. Conformation sensitive luminescent conjugated oligothiophenes (LCOs) are versatile tools for monitoring such fibril polymorphism in vivo and in vitro. Biophysical methods applied on in vitro generated Aβ fibrils, stained with LCOs with different binding and fluorescence properties, can be used to characterize the Aβ fibrillation in depth, far beyond that possible for in vivo generated amyloid plaques...
2016: Frontiers in Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920682/scleroderma-with-nodular-scleroderma
#17
Chutika Srisuttiyakorn, Kobkul Aunhachoke
BACKGROUND: Nodular scleroderma is a rare variant of scleroderma which can occur in connection with systemic sclerosis or morphea. A biopsy from the lesion can demonstrate the scleroderma pattern, i.e., keloid pattern or mixed type. Treatment is challenging, and several treatments modalities have been reported with unsatisfactory results. MAIN OBSERVATIONS: We present a case of systemic sclerosis in a 50-year-old female who developed nodular scleroderma in the absence of deterioration of the scleroderma condition...
September 2016: Case Reports in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919735/quercetin-attenuates-high-fructose-feeding-induced-atherosclerosis-by-suppressing-inflammation-and-apoptosis-via-ros-regulated-pi3k-akt-signaling-pathway
#18
Xue-Li Lu, Cui-Hua Zhao, Xin-Liang Yao, Han Zhang
Quercetin is a dietary flavonoid compound extracted from various plants, such as apple and onions. Previous studies have revealed its anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, antioxidant and anti-apoptotic activities. This study investigated the ability of quercetin to inhibit high fructose feeding- or LPS-induced atherosclerosis through regulating oxidative stress, apoptosis and inflammation response in vivo and in vitro experiments. 50 and 100mg/kg quercetin were used in our study, showing significant inhibitory role in high fructose-induced atherosclerosis via reducing reactive oxygen species (ROS) levels, Caspase-3 activation, inflammatory cytokines releasing, the number of terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase-mediated dUTP nick end-labeling (TUNEL)-positive cells and collagen contents as well as modulating apoptosis- and inflammation-related proteins expression...
December 2, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919709/evaluation-of-anti-zika-virus-activities-of-broad-spectrum-antivirals-and-nih-clinical-collection-compounds-using-a-cell-based-high-throughput-screen-assay
#19
Robert S Adcock, Yong-Kyu Chu, Jennifer E Golden, Dong-Hoon Chung
Recent studies have clearly underscored the association between Zika virus (ZIKV) and severe neurological diseases such as microcephaly and Guillain-Barre syndrome. Given the historical complacency surrounding this virus, however, no significant antiviral screenings have been performed to specifically target ZIKV. As a result, there is an urgent need for a validated screening method and strategy that is focused on highlighting potential anti-ZIKV inhibitors that can be further advanced via rigorous validation and optimization...
December 2, 2016: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919638/influence-of-ezetimibe-in-addition-to-high-dose-atorvastatin-therapy-on-plaque-composition-in-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-assessed-by-serial-intravascular-ultrasound-with-imap-the-octivus-trial
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Mikkel Hougaard, Henrik Steen Hansen, Per Thayssen, Lisbeth Antonsen, Anders Junker, Karsten Veien, Lisette Okkels Jensen
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to examine the influence of ezetimibe in addition to atorvastatin on plaque composition in patients with first-time ST-segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction treated with primary percutaneous intervention. METHODS: Eighty-seven patients were randomized (1:1) to ezetimibe 10mg or placebo in addition to Atorvastatin 80mg. Intravascular ultrasound with iMap was performed at baseline and after 12months in a non-infarct-related artery...
November 28, 2016: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
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