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Dilek Uysal, Hakan Cokmez, Cetin Aydin, Tolga Ciftpinar
Postpartum haemorrhage is the most important cause of maternal morbidity and mortality, especially when all conservative measures, including syntometrine oxytocin and Bakri balloons have failed to accomplish haemostasis and expeditious surgical procedures, such as uterine artery ligation and emergency peripartum hysterectomy (EPH) are required. This retrospective study analysed 31 cases of EPH performed between January 2007 and January 2016 in the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics of Izmir Ataturk Teaching and Research Hospital...
March 2018: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Jiulong Zhang, Chunrong Yang, Shuang Pan, Menghao Shi, Jie Li, Haiyang Hu, Mingxi Qiao, Dawei Chen, Xiuli Zhao
Mitochondrial-targeting therapy was considered to be a promising approach for the efficient treatment of cancer while positive charge induced nonspecific cytotoxicity severely limits its application. To overcome this drawback, a novel mitochondria targeted conjugate triphenylphosphine-docetaxel (TD) has been synthesized successfully and incorporated it into liposomes (EPSLP/TD), which possessed excellent pH-sensitive characteristic, EphA 10 mediated active targetability as well as mitochondria-targeting capability...
November 2018: Drug Delivery
Ping Lü, Qibin Jiao, Daisuke Shimura, Yoichiro Kusakari, Fang Liu, Susumu Minamisawa
BACKGROUND: Previous research has revealed that patent vein grafts lose their venous identity Eph-B4 but not gain arterial identity Ephrin-B2 during adaptation to the arterial circulation, and vascular identity marker, e.g., the Eph-B4 signaling is a critical determinant of venous wall thickness of vein grafts. But what is the remodeling pattern, especially the remodeling pattern of vascular identity in the venous segment of arteriovenous shunt at a late stage post-operation has not been fully explored...
March 1, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
Omar Touhami, Arij Bouzid, Sofiene Ben Marzouk, Mahdi Kehila, Mohamed Badis Channoufi, Hayen El Magherbi
Importance: Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is the leading cause of maternal mortality worldwide. Even after emergency peripartum hysterectomy (EPH), bleeding may occur in the setting of acquired coagulopathy. This type of bleeding resistant to clipping, ligating, or suturing could be successfully controlled with a pelvic packing. Objective: This review provides an overview of the different pelvic packing techniques used after the failure of an EPH to control severe PPH...
February 2018: Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey
Jennifer Walshe, Neil A Richardson, Najla Khaled Al Abdulsalam, Sally-Anne Stephenson, Damien G Harkin
The corneal endothelium is a monolayer of epithelial cells that lines the posterior surface of the cornea and is essential for maintenance of corneal transparency. Wound healing within the corneal endothelium typically occurs through cell spreading and migration rather than through proliferation. The mechanisms that control corneal endothelial cell migration are unclear. In this study we demonstrate that cultures of corneal endothelial cells display reduced migration in scratch wound assays, and reduced levels of E-cadherin mRNA, following suppression of ligand-activated Eph receptor signalling by treatment with lithocholic acid...
February 21, 2018: Experimental Eye Research
Jin-Shan Yang, Hui-Xing Wei, Ping-Ping Chen, Gang Wu
Multiple cellular components are involved in the complex pathological process following central nervous system (CNS) injury, including neurons, glial cells and endothelial cells. Previous studies and neurotherapeutic clinical trials have assessed the molecular mechanisms that underlie neuronal cell death following CNS injury. However, this approach has largely failed to reduce CNS damage or improve the functional recovery of patients. Erythropoietin-producing human hepatocellular (Eph) receptors and ephrin ligands have attracted considerable attention since their discovery, due to their extensive distribution and unique bidirectional signaling between astrocytes and neurons...
March 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Christian Eberhardt, Moritz C Wurnig, Andrea Wirsching, Cristina Rossi, Idana Feldmane, Mickael Lesurtel, Andreas Boss
This study aimed to monitor the course of liver regeneration by multiparametric magnetic-resonance imaging (MRI) after partial liver resection characterizing Small-for-Size Syndrome (SFSS), which frequently leads to fatal post-hepatectomy liver failure (PLF). Twenty-two C57BL/6 mice underwent either conventional 70% partial hepatectomy (cPH), extended 86% partial hepatectomy (ePH) or SHAM operation. Subsequent MRI scans on days 0, 1, 2, 3, 5 and 7 in a 4.7T MR Scanner quantified longitudinal and transverse relaxation times, apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) and the magnetization-transfer ratio (MTR) of the regenerating liver parenchyma...
2018: PloS One
Daniel J Cohen, W James Nelson
Cell-cell junctions, acting as 'secret handshakes', mediate cell-cell interactions and make multicellularity possible. Work over the previous century illuminated key players comprising these junctions including the cadherin superfamily, nectins, CAMs, connexins, notch/delta, lectins, and eph/Ephrins. Recent work has focused on elucidating how interactions between these complex and often contradictory cues can ultimately give rise to large-scale organization in tissues. This effort, in turn, has enabled bioengineering advances such as cell-mimetic interfaces that allow us to better probe junction biology and to develop new biomaterials...
February 2, 2018: Current Opinion in Cell Biology
Anna K Großkopf, Armin Ensser, Frank Neipel, Doris Jungnickl, Sarah Schlagowski, Ronald C Desrosiers, Alexander S Hahn
Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) is a human oncogenic virus associated with Kaposi's sarcoma and two B-cell malignancies. The rhesus monkey rhadinovirus (RRV) is a virus of nonhuman primates that is closely related to KSHV. Eph family receptor tyrosine kinases (Ephs) are cellular receptors for the gH/gL glycoprotein complexes of both KSHV and RRV. Through sequence analysis and mutational screens, we identified conserved residues in the N-terminal domain of KSHV and RRV glycoprotein H that are critical for Eph-binding in vitro...
February 2018: PLoS Pathogens
Annie Kwon, Mihir John, Zheng Ruan, Natarajan Kannan
Ephrin (Eph) receptor tyrosine kinases have evolutionarily diverged from other tyrosine kinases to respond to specific activation and regulatory signals that requires close coupling of kinase catalytic and regulatory functions. However, the evolutionary basis for such functional coupling is not fully understood. We employed an evolutionary systems approach involving statistical mining of large sequence and structural datasets to define the hallmarks of Eph kinase evolution and functional specialization. We find that some of the most distinguishing Eph- specific residues structurally tether the flanking juxtamembrane and sterile α motif (SAM) linker regions to the kinase domain, and substitutions of these residues in EphA3 result in faster kinase activation...
February 12, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
Daniela Ostrowski, Ralf Heinrich
In addition to its regulatory function in the formation of red blood cells (erythropoiesis) in vertebrates, Erythropoietin (Epo) contributes to beneficial functions in a variety of non-hematopoietic tissues including the nervous system. Epo protects cells from apoptosis, reduces inflammatory responses and supports re-establishment of compromised functions by stimulating proliferation, migration and differentiation to compensate for lost or injured cells. Similar neuroprotective and regenerative functions of Epo have been described in the nervous systems of both vertebrates and invertebrates, indicating that tissue-protective Epo-like signaling has evolved prior to its erythropoietic function in the vertebrate lineage...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Clinical Medicine
Yunfeng Jin, Yi Zou, Linling Wan, Mingming Lu, Ya Liu, Guoqin Huang, Jiandong Wang, Qinghua Xi
Eph receptor‑A1 (EphA1) was the first member of the erythropoietin producing hepatocellular carcinoma (Eph) family of receptor tyrosine kinases. Although the roles of EphA1 in the tumorigenesis of various human cancers have been investigated, few studies have focused on ovarian carcinoma. The present study aimed to explore the profile of EphA1 expression in ovarian carcinomas, to analyzed the association between EphA1 expression and clinicopathologic parameters, and to investigate the roles of overexpressed EphA1 in ovarian cancer cells...
January 31, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
Zhi Liu, Zijian Tao, Qing Zhang, Song Wan, Fenglin Zhang, Yan Zhang, Guanyu Wu, Jiandong Wang
PURPOSE: Neoadjuvant chemotherapy is commonly used to treat patients with locally advanced breast cancer and a common option for primary operable disease. However, systemic toxicity including cardiotoxicity and inefficient delivery are significant challenges form any chemotherapeutics. The development of targeted treatments that lower the risk of toxicity has, therefore, become an active area of research in the field of novel cancer therapeutics. Mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNs) have attracted significant attention as efficient drug delivery carriers, due to their high surface area and tailorable mesoporous structures...
February 1, 2018: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
L G Silva, C B Sampaio, E M Paula, T Shenkoru, V L N Brandao, X Dai, B Perryman, A P Faciola
The objective was to evaluate the ruminal fermentation patterns of forage kochia (FK) compared to alfalfa hay (AH) and orchardgrass hay (OH) (Exp. 1), and ephedra (EPH) and immature cheatgrass (CG) compared to OH (Exp. 2), using a dual-flow continuous culture system. Two in vitro experiments were conducted, and in each experiment treatments were randomly assigned to 6 dual-flow fermenters (1,223 mL ± 21 mL) in a replicated 3 x 3 Latin square design, with 3 consecutive periods of 10-d each, consisting of 7 d for diet adaptation and 3 d for sample collection...
January 29, 2018: Journal of Animal Science
Ravi Salgia, Prakash Kulkarni, Prakash S Gill
The erythropoietin-producing hepatocellular carcinoma (Eph) receptors are the largest family of receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs) that include two major subclasses, EphA and EphB. They form an important cell communication system with critical and diverse roles in a variety of biological processes during embryonic development. However, dysregulation of the Eph/ephrin interactions is implicated in cancer contributing to tumour growth, metastasis, and angiogenesis. Here, we focus on EphB4 and review recent developments in elucidating its role in upper aerodigestive malignancies to include lung cancer, head and neck cancer, and mesothelioma...
January 21, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
Chih-Ju Chang, Ming-Yuan Chang, Szu-Yi Chou, Chi-Chen Huang, Jian-Ying Chuang, Tsung-I Hsu, Hsing-Fang Chang, Yi-Hsin Wu, Chung-Che Wu, Daniel Morales, Artur Kania, Tzu-Jen Kao
The precise assembly of a functional nervous system relies on the guided migration of axonal growth cones, which is made possible by signals transmitted to the cytoskeleton by cell surface-expressed guidance receptors. We investigated the function of ephexin1, a Rho guanine nucleotide exchange factor, as an essential growth cone guidance intermediary in the context of spinal lateral motor column (LMC) motor axon trajectory selection in the limb mesenchyme. Using in situ mRNA detection, we first show that ephexin1 is expressed in LMC neurons of chick and mouse embryos at the time of spinal motor axon extension into the limb...
January 23, 2018: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
Terren K Niethamer, Jeffrey O Bush
In vertebrates, the Eph/ephrin family of signaling molecules is a large group of membrane-bound proteins that signal through a myriad of mechanisms and effectors to play diverse roles in almost every tissue and organ system. Though Eph/ephrin signaling has functions in diverse biological processes, one core developmental function is in the regulation of cell position and tissue morphology by regulating cell migration and guidance, cell segregation, and boundary formation. Often, the role of Eph/ephrin signaling is to translate patterning information into physical movement of cells and changes in morphology that define tissue and organ systems...
January 19, 2018: Developmental Biology
Lian Hui, Jingru Zhang, Xiaoxu Ding, Xing Guo, Xuejun Jang
The present study aimed to identify potentially critical differentially methylated genes associated with the progression of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). Methylation profiling data of GSE62336 deposited in the Gene Expression Omnibus database were used to identify differentially methylated regions (DMRs) and differentially methylated CpG islands (DMIs). Concurrently, differentially expressed genes (DEGs) were identified using a meta-analysis of three gene expression datasets (GSE53819, GSE13597 and GSE12452)...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
Yujia Wang, Wei Shi, Alexandre Blanchette, Junzheng Peng, Shijie Qi, Hongyu Luo, Jonathan Ledoux, Jiangping Wu
Erythropoietin-producing human hepatocellular receptor (EPH) B6 (EPHB6) is a member of the receptor tyrosine kinase family. We previously demonstrated that EPHB6 knockout reduces catecholamine secretion in male but not female mice, and castration reverses this phenotype. We showed here that male EPHB6 knockout adrenal gland chromaffin cells presented reduced acetylcholine-triggered Ca2+ influx. Such reduction depended on the non-genomic effect of testosterone. Increased large conductance calcium-activated potassium channel current densities were recorded in adrenal gland chromaffin cells from male EPHB6 knockout mice but not from castrated knockout or female knockout mice...
January 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
Monojit Ghosal Chowdhury, Subrat Kumar Barik, Koushik Saha, Bakthavachalam Kirubakaran, Abhishek Banerjee, Venkatachalam Ramkumar, Sundargopal Ghosh
Synthesis and structural elucidation of various electron precise group 5 dimetallaheteroboranes have been described. Room temperature reaction of [Cp2VCl2] with Li[BH3(EPh)], generated from the treatment of LiBH4·THF and Ph2E2 (E = S or Se), for 1 h in toluene, followed by thermolysis, led to the formation of bimetallic complexes [{CpV(μ-EPh)}2{μ-η2:η2-BH3E}], 1 and 2 (1: E = S and 2: E = Se), and [{CpV(μ-SePh)}2{μ-η2:η2-BH(OC4H8)Se}], 3. One of the striking features of these compounds is that they represent a rare class of distorted tetrahedral clusters having bridging hydrogens...
January 16, 2018: Inorganic Chemistry
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