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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701025/epidemiology-of-hepatic-encephalopathy-in-german-hospitals-the-ephe-study
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Christian Labenz, Marcus-Alexander Wörns, Jörn M Schattenberg, Yvonne Huber, Peter Robert Galle, Joachim Labenz
Background Hepatic encephalopathy (HE) is a serious complication of liver cirrhosis. The proportion of patients with liver cirrhosis attending German hospitals suffering from HE is unknown. Methods In the first part of the study, data of 14 community hospitals and 5 university hospitals covering the years 2010 and 2011 were analyzed retrospectively for the DRG codes of liver cirrhosis and hepatic encephalopathy. In the second prospective part of the multicenter observational study, all patients with liver cirrhosis attending the departments of gastroenterology of 16 participating community hospitals within a study period of 3 months were included and screened for HE clinically according to the West Haven criteria (grades 1 - 4)...
July 12, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698029/critical-role-of-epha4-in-early-brain-injury-after-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-in-rat
#2
Ruiming Fan, Budbazar Enkhjargal, Richard Camara, Feng Yan, Lei Gong, ShengtaoYao, Jiping Tang, Yangmei Chen, John H Zhang
Early brain injury (EBI) is reported as a primary cause of mortality in subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) patients. Eph receptor A4 (EphA4) has been associated with blood-brain barrier integrity and pro-apoptosis. We aimed to investigate a role of EphA4 in EBI after SAH. One hundred and seventy-nine male adult Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into sham versus endovascular perforation model of SAH groups. SAH grade, neurological score, Evans blue dye extravasation, brain water content, mortality, Fluoro-Jade staining, immunofluorescence staining, and western blot experiments were performed after SAH...
July 8, 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694447/impacts-of-early-life-stress-on-the-methylome-and-transcriptome-of-atlantic-salmon
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Hooman K Moghadam, Hanne Johnsen, Nicholas Robinson, Øivind Andersen, Even H Jørgensen, Helge K Johnsen, Vegar J Bæhr, Helge Tveiten
Exposure to environmental stressors during early-life stages can change the rate and timing of various developmental processes. Epigenetic marks affecting transcriptional regulation can be altered by such environmental stimuli. To assess how stress might affect the methylome and transcriptome in salmon, fish were treated using cold-shock and air-exposure from the eye-stage until start-feeding. The fish were either stressed prior to hatching (E), post-hatching (PH), pre- and post-hatching (EPH) or not stressed (CO)...
July 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692132/plasma-protein-electrophoresis-as-a-prognostic-indicator-in-aspergillus-species-infected-gentoo-penguins-pygoscelis-papua-papua
#4
Adam D Naylor, Simon J Girling, Donna Brown, Claire G Crompton, Romain Pizzi
BACKGROUND: Avian aspergillosis presents a significant threat to captive penguin populations. Currently, a lack of objective prognostic factors limits disease staging, objective reassessment throughout treatment, comparative evaluation of treatment regimes, and appropriate timing of euthanasia. OBJECTIVE: The study objective was to investigate absolute and relative plasma protein fractions by agarose gel electrophoresis (EPH) as predictors of survival in Gentoo penguins (Pygoscelis papua papua) under treatment for aspergillosis...
July 10, 2017: Veterinary Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686668/molecular-interactions-of-epha4-growth-hormone-receptor-janus-kinase-2-and-signal-transducer-and-activator-of-transcription-5b
#5
Takahiro Sawada, Daiki Arai, Xuefeng Jing, Masayasu Miyajima, Stuart J Frank, Kazushige Sakaguchi
We previously reported that EphA4, a member of the Eph family of receptor tyrosine kinases, is an important modulator of growth hormone (GH) signaling, leading to augmented synthesis of insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF1) for postnatal body growth. In the present study, we report the molecular interactions of EphA4, GH receptor (GHR), Janus kinase 2 (JAK2), and signal transducer and activator of transcription 5B (STAT5B). EphA4 binds to GHR at both its extracellular and intracellular domains and phosphorylates GHR when stimulated with a ligand...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660300/cell-type-specific-localization-of-ephs-pairing-with-ephrin-b2-in-the-rat-postnatal-pituitary-gland
#6
Saishu Yoshida, Takako Kato, Naoko Kanno, Naoto Nishimura, Hiroto Nishihara, Kotaro Horiguchi, Yukio Kato
Sox2-expressing stem/progenitor cells in the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland form two types of micro-environments (niches): the marginal cell layer and dense cell clusters in the parenchyma. In relation to the mechanism of regulation of niches, juxtacrine signaling via ephrin and its receptor Eph is known to play important roles in various niches. The ephrin and Eph families are divided into two subclasses to create ephrin/Eph signaling in co-operation with confined partners. Recently, we reported that ephrin-B2 localizes specifically to both pituitary niches...
June 28, 2017: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648759/epha2-and-ephrin-a5-are-not-a-receptor-ligand-pair-in-the-ocular-lens
#7
Catherine Cheng, Velia M Fowler, Xiaohua Gong
Eph-ephrin bidirectional signaling is essential for eye lens transparency in humans and mice. Our previous studies in mouse lenses demonstrate that ephrin-A5 is mainly expressed in the anterior epithelium, where it is required for maintaining the anterior epithelial monolayer. In contrast, EphA2 is localized in equatorial epithelial and fiber cells where it is essential for equatorial epithelial and fiber cell organization and hexagonal cell shape. Immunostaining of lens epithelial and fiber cells reveals that EphA2 and ephrin-A5 are also co-expressed in anterior fiber cell tips, equatorial epithelial cells and newly formed lens fibers, although they are not precisely colocalized...
June 23, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637694/dendritic-eph-organizes-dendrodendritic-segregation-in-discrete-olfactory-map-formation-in-drosophila
#8
Marie Anzo, Sayaka Sekine, Shirin Makihara, Kinhong Chao, Masayuki Miura, Takahiro Chihara
Proper function of the neural network results from the precise connections between axons and dendrites of presynaptic and postsynaptic neurons, respectively. In the Drosophila olfactory system, the dendrites of projection neurons (PNs) stereotypically target one of ∼50 glomeruli in the antennal lobe (AL), the primary olfactory center in the brain, and form synapses with the axons of olfactory receptor neurons (ORNs). Here, we show that Eph and Ephrin, the well-known axon guidance molecules, instruct the dendrodendritic segregation during the discrete olfactory map formation...
May 15, 2017: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597763/open-label-study-of-ambrisentan-in-patients-with-exercise-pulmonary-hypertension
#9
Sergio A Segrera, Laurie Lawler, Alexander R Opotowsky, David Systrom, Aaron B Waxman
A growing body of evidence suggests that exercise pulmonary hypertension (ePH) is an early form of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Identifying the disease at an early, potentially more responsive phase, and initiating treatment may improve functional status and prevent progression to severe forms of PAH. This was a single-center, open-label six-month treatment trial to evaluate the effect of ambrisentan on pulmonary hemodynamics and exercise capacity in ePH utilizing invasive cardiopulmonary exercise testing (iCPET)...
April 2017: Pulmonary Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595615/eph-ephrin-signaling-controls-progenitor-identities-in-the-ventral-spinal-cord
#10
Julien Laussu, Christophe Audouard, Anthony Kischel, Poincyane Assis-Nascimento, Nathalie Escalas, Daniel J Liebl, Cathy Soula, Alice Davy
BACKGROUND: In the vertebrate spinal cord, motor neurons (MN) are generated in stereotypical numbers from a pool of dedicated progenitors (pMN) whose number depends on signals that control their specification but also their proliferation and differentiation rates. Although the initial steps of pMN specification have been extensively studied, how pMN numbers are regulated over time is less well characterized. RESULTS: Here, we show that ephrinB2 and ephrinB3 are differentially expressed in progenitor domains in the ventral spinal cord with several Eph receptors more broadly expressed...
June 8, 2017: Neural Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590061/porphyromonas-gingivalis-lipopolysaccharide-regulates-ephrin-eph-signalling-in-human-periodontal-ligament-fibroblasts
#11
M Li, C Zhang, L Jin, K Matsuo, Y Yang
OBJECTIVE: EphrinA2-EphA2 and ephrinB2-EphB4 critically engage in bidirectional signalling to modulate alveolar bone remodelling. The present study aimed to investigate the effects of lipopolysaccharides (LPS) derived from Porphyromonas gingivalis on ephrin/Eph signalling in periodontal ligament fibroblasts (PDLFs). MATERIAL AND METHODS: The primary cultured PDLFs were incubated in the absence (as a control) or presence of P. gingivalisLPS at 0.001-10 μg/mL for 24 hours...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Periodontal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589441/ephrin-ligands-and-eph-receptors-contribution-to-hematopoiesis
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REVIEW
Giovanna Tosato
Hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells reside predominantly in the bone marrow. They supply billions of mature blood cells every day during life through maturation into multilineage progenitors and self-renewal. Newly produced mature cells serve to replenish the pool of circulating blood cells at the end of their life-span. These mature blood cells and a few hematopoietic progenitors normally exit the bone marrow through the sinusoidal vessels, a specialized venous vascular system that spreads throughout the bone marrow...
June 6, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561530/preparation-of-a-novel-radiotracer-targeting-the-ephb4-receptor-via-radiofluorination-using-spiro-azetidinium-salts-as-precursor
#13
Jens Wiemer, Jörg Steinbach, Jens Pietzsch, Constantin Mamat
The visualization of Eph receptors, which are overexpressed in various tumor entities, using selective small molecule Eph inhibitors by means of PET is a promising approach for tumor imaging. N-(Pyrimidinyl)indazolamines represent a class of compounds, which are known to have high affinity especially for the EphB4 receptor. Radiofluorination of these compounds could provide a highly specific imaging agent and was investigated using a classical nucleophilic introduction of [(18) F]fluoride as well as a less common nucleophilic ring opening reaction of azetidinium salts...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Labelled Compounds & Radiopharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558017/a-dual-strategy-expression-screen-for-candidate-connectivity-labels-in-the-developing-thalamus
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Olivia Bibollet-Bahena, Tatsuya Okafuji, Karsten Hokamp, Guy Tear, Kevin J Mitchell
The thalamus or "inner chamber" of the brain is divided into ~30 discrete nuclei, with highly specific patterns of afferent and efferent connectivity. To identify genes that may direct these patterns of connectivity, we used two strategies. First, we used a bioinformatics pipeline to survey the predicted proteomes of nematode, fruitfly, mouse and human for extracellular proteins containing any of a list of motifs found in known guidance or connectivity molecules. Second, we performed clustering analyses on the Allen Developing Mouse Brain Atlas data to identify genes encoding surface proteins expressed with temporal profiles similar to known guidance or connectivity molecules...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529623/high-expression-of-epha4-predicted-lesser-degree-of-tumor-regression-after-neoadjuvant-chemoradiotherapy-in-rectal-cancer
#15
Ching-Yih Lin, Ying-En Lee, Yu-Feng Tian, Ding-Ping Sun, Ming-Jen Sheu, Chen-Yi Lin, Chien-Feng Li, Sung-Wei Lee, Li-Ching Lin, I-Wei Chang, Chieh-Tien Wang, Hong-Lin He
Background: Numerous transmembrane receptor tyrosine kinase pathways have been found to play an important role in tumor progression in some cancers. This study was aimed to evaluate the clinical impact of Eph receptor A4 (EphA4) in patients with rectal cancer treated with neoadjuvant concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) combined with mesorectal excision, with special emphasis on tumor regression. Methods: Analysis of the publicly available expression profiling dataset of rectal cancer disclosed that EphA4 was the top-ranking, significantly upregulated, transmembrane receptor tyrosine kinase pathway-associated gene in the non-responders to CCRT, compared with the responders...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511450/emergency-peripartum-hysterectomy-indications-and-outcome-in-a-tertiary-care-setting
#16
Anshuja Singla, Rajlaxmi Mundhra, Latika Phogat, Sumita Mehta, Shalini Rajaram
INTRODUCTION: Emergency Peripartum Hysterectomy (EPH) is an important lifesaving procedure, mostly reserved for conditions deemed to be serious and life threatening, and not amenable to conservative methods. In the present scenario, the advent of newer medical and conservative surgical methods for controlling obstetric haemorrhage has influenced the incidence, trend and the outcomes of the procedure. AIM: To evaluate the demographic profile, indications, operative details, maternal morbidity and mortality and neonatal outcomes of women undergoing EPH...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489586/ephrin-b2-fc-promotes-proliferation-and-migration-and-suppresses-apoptosis-in-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells
#17
Li-Chun Zheng, Xiao-Qing Wang, Kun Lu, Xiao-Ling Deng, Cheng-Wei Zhang, Hong Luo, Xu-Dong Xu, Xiao-Man Chen, Lu Yan, Yi-Qing Wang, Song-Lin Shi
Tumor growth and metastasis are angiogenesis dependent. Angiogenic growth involves endothelial cell proliferation, migration, and invasion. Ephrin-B2 is a ligand for Eph receptor tyrosine kinases and is an important mediator in vascular endothelial growth factor-mediated angiogenesis. However, research offer controversial information regarding effects of ephrin-B2 on vascular endothelial cells. In this paper, proteome analyses showed that ephrin-B2/Fc significantly activates multiple signaling pathways related to cell proliferation, survival, and migration and suppresses apoptosis and cell death...
June 20, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489485/igf-1-mediates-ephrinb1-activation-in-regulating-tertiary-dentin-formation
#18
S Matsumura, A Quispe-Salcedo, C M Schiller, J S Shin, B M Locke, S Yakar, E Shimizu
Eph receptors belong to a subfamily of receptor tyrosine kinases that are activated by membrane-spanning ligands called ephrins. Previously, we demonstrated that the ephrinB1-EphB2 interaction regulates odontogenic/osteogenic differentiation from dental pulp cells (DPCs) in vitro. The goal of this study was to identify the molecular mechanisms regulated by the EphB2/ephrinB1 system that govern tertiary dentin formation in vitro and in vivo. During tooth development, ephrinB1, and EphB2 were expressed in preodontoblast and odontoblasts at postnatal day 4...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478750/perception-survey-on-the-value-of-the-hospital-pharmacist-at-the-emergency-department
#19
Ángeles García-Martín, Charbel Maroun-Eid, Ainara Campino-Villegas, Belén Oliva-Manuel, Alicia Herrero-Ambrosio, Manuel Quintana-Díaz
OBJECTIVE: To determine the perception and evaluation of the Emergency pharmacist by the medical and nursing staff at the Emergency department. METHODS: A multicenter study based on a survey sent to the Spanish Society of Hospital Pharmacists (SEFH) for Emergency pharmacists (EPh) to distribute among the Emergency staff. Descriptive statistics were used, with a 95% confidence interval. RESULTS: 102 (12%) questionnaires were completed by 73 Emergency Physicians (71...
May 1, 2017: Farmacia Hospitalaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472014/protection-by-the-eph-ephrin-system-against-mesenteric-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
#20
Valentina Vivo, Irene Zini, Anna Maria Cantoni, Andrea Grandi, Massimiliano Tognolini, Riccardo Castelli, Vigilio Ballabeni, Simona Bertoni, Elisabetta Barocelli
Mesenteric ischemia-reperfusion (I/R)-induced injury targets primarily endothelial and epithelial cells, leading to a cascade of inflammatory events, eventually culminating in life-threatening syndromes. Hitherto, the role of Eph, the largest family of tyrosine kinase receptors, and of their cell-bound ephrin ligands, whose interaction generates a bidirectional signaling, is still debated in I/R injury. The aim of the present work was therefore to investigate the effects produced by unidirectional activation of forward signaling (administration of chimeric protein ephrinA1-Fc), of reverse signaling (EphA2-Fc), or inhibition of both signals (monomeric EphA2 and the protein-protein interaction inhibitor UniPR1331) on the local and systemic inflammatory responses triggered by mesenteric I/R in mice...
May 2, 2017: Shock
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