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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140756/cellular-and-molecular-mechanisms-of-autoimmune-hepatitis
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G J Webb, G M Hirschfield, E L Krawitt, M E Gershwin
Autoimmune hepatitis is an uncommon idiopathic syndrome of immunemediated destruction of hepatocytes, typically associated with autoantibodies. The disease etiology is incompletely understood but includes a clear association with human leukocyte antigen (HLA) variants and other non- HLA gene variants, female sex, and the environment. Pathologically, there is a CD4+ T cell-rich lymphocytic inflammatory infiltrate with variable hepatocyte necrosis and subsequent hepatic fibrosis. Attempts to understand pathogenesis are informed by several monogenetic syndromes that may include autoimmune liver injury, by several drug and environmental agents that have been identified as triggers in a minority of cases, by human studies that point toward a central role for CD4+ effector and regulatory T cells, and by animal models of the disease...
November 15, 2017: Annual Review of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130636/efficacy-of-subcutaneous-injection-of-platelet-rich-plasma-in-alopecia-a-clinical-and-histological-pilot-study-on-a-rat-model-with-a-six-month-long-term-follow-up-experience
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Sophie Orliac, Jean-Michel Serfaty, Anne Perozziello, Olivier Zurlinden, Liliane Louedec, Benjamin Dallaudière
PURPOSE: To assess the potential of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) subcutaneous injection of to treat alopecia and to evaluate local toxicity. MATERIALS-METHODS: Twelve Hairless rats were used. At D0, we performed systematic clinical examination and divided the rat back into four quadrants (Q). We initiated subcutaneous injection using either PRP in PRPQ+, platelet-poor plasma (PPP) in PPPQ+, physiological serum (PS) in PSQ+, or no treatment (Q4). At D7, D14, D21, and D28 but also second month (M2), M3, M4, M5, rats had exactly the same injection procedure...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125811/does-leukocyte-poor-or-leukocyte-rich-platelet-rich-plasma-applied-with-biopolymers-have-superiority-to-conventional-platelet-rich-plasma-applications-on-chondrocyte-proliferation
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Duygu Yaşar Şirin, İbrahim Yılmaz, Mehmet İsyar, Kadir Öznam, Mahir Mahiroğulları
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to investigate the possible effects of leukocyte concentration in the content of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and the administration of PRP using a drug delivery system on chondrocyte proliferation in vitro conditions. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Blood from nine male patients (mean age 65 years; range 49 to 81 years) with advanced stage osteoarthritis who had not responded to medical or conservative treatments and underwent total knee arthroplasty was used to prepare two formulations: PRP with low concentration leukocytes (2000-4000 leukocytes/µL) was designated as pure PRP (P-PRP), whereas PRP with high concentration leukocytes (9000-11000 leukocytes/µL) as leukocyte-rich PRP (L-PRP)...
December 2017: Eklem Hastalıkları Ve Cerrahisi, Joint Diseases & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102135/different-durations-of-whole-raw-soybean-supplementation-during-the-prepartum-period-measures-of-cellular-immune-function-in-transition-cows
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R Gardinal, G D Calomeni, F Zanferari, T H A Vendramini, C S Takiya, H G Bertagnon, C F Batista, A M M P Della Libera, F P Renno
The objective of this study was to evaluate different durations of whole raw soybean (WS) supplementation (diet rich in n-6 fatty acid) during the prepartum period on cellular immune function of dairy cows in the transition period and early lactation. Thirty-one Holstein cows were used in a completely randomized design and assigned to 4 experimental groups (G) [G90, G60, G30, and G0 (control)] supplemented with a diet containing 12% of WS from 90, 60, 30 and 0 d relative to the calving date, respectively. Cows were dried off 60 d before the expected calving date...
October 25, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099894/effects-of-platelet-rich-plasma-and-indomethacin-on-biomechanics-of-rotator-cuff-repair
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Molly C Meadows, David M Levy, Christopher M Ferry, Thomas R Gardner, Takeshi Teratani, Christopher S Ahmad
We conducted a study to determine if platelet-rich plasma (PRP) enhances the strength of rotator cuff repair (RCR) and if concomitant use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) affects PRP efficacy. We also wanted to determine the optimal centrifugation protocol for making PRP from rats. This study used 48 rats, 14 in a centrifugation protocol and 34 in an operative protocol. Six syngeneic rats from the operative group were used as PRP blood donors; the other 28 operative rats underwent bilateral RCRs...
September 2017: American Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098425/greater-expression-of-postprandial-inflammatory-genes-in-humans-after-intervention-with-saturated-when-compared-to-unsaturated-fatty-acids
#6
Milena Monfort-Pires, Amanda Rabello Crisma, Silvana Bordin, Sandra Roberta G Ferreira
INTRODUCTION: Inflammation plays a key role in the development of insulin resistance and atherosclerosis. Fatty acids and fiber intake can selectively alter gene expression by modifying inflammation. PURPOSE: We compared the postprandial expression of inflammatory genes after 2 distinct high-fat breakfast meals, before and after 1-month dietary interventions. METHODS: This crossover clinical trial included 18 individuals at low-to-moderate cardiometabolic risk participating in evaluations before and after two 4-week breakfast interventions-one rich in saturated fatty acids (SFA) and the other in unsaturated fatty acids (unSFA) and fiber...
November 2, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096373/distribution-recovery-and-concentration-of-platelets-and-leukocytes-in-l-prp-prepared-by-centrifugation
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Bruna Alice Gomes de Melo, Andréa Arruda Martins Shimojo, Amanda Gomes Marcelino Perez, José Fabio Santos Duarte Lana, Maria Helena Andrade Santana
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is an autologous product prepared from whole blood (WB) that is widely used in regenerative medicine. In clinical practice, discontinuous centrifugation is used for both hand- and machine-prepared PRP. However, separation of WB fractions via centrifugation is a complex process, and the lack of clear mechanisms limits the understanding and evaluation of PRP preparation methods This paper focuses on the distribution, recovery and concentration factor of platelets and leukocytes in L-PRP (leukocyte and platelet-rich plasma) to define a concentration pattern for these blood components due to centrifugation conditions...
October 18, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091859/vitexin-inhibits-inflammation-in-murine-ovalbumin-induced-allergic-asthma
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Cláudio Luís Venturini, Antonio Macho, Karuppusamy Arunachalam, Danielle Ayr Tavares de Almeida, Suellen Iara Guirra Rosa, Eduarda Pavan, Sikiru Olaitan Balogun, Amílcar Sabino Damazo, Domingos Tabajara de Oliveira Martins
Vitexin is an important component of various medicinal plants frequently used to treat asthma, such as Crataegus spp., Vitex spp., Passiflora spp., and Echinodorus spp. However, there is no information about the vitexin potential as anti-asthmatic. The aim of the present work was to evaluate the anti-hypersensitive activity of vitexin in a murine ovalbumin (OVA)-induced allergic asthma model. Mice were sensitized to OVA by i.p. injection on days 1st and 10th, followed by a daily challenge with OVA using a nebulizer, from days 19th to 24th...
October 25, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083384/why-oats-are-safe-and-healthy-for-celiac-disease-patients
#9
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Luud J W J Gilissen, Ingrid M van der Meer, Marinus J M Smulders
The water-insoluble storage proteins of cereals (prolamins) are called "gluten" in wheat, barley, and rye, and "avenins" in oat. Gluten can provoke celiac disease (CD) in genetically susceptible individuals (those with human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-DQ2 or HLA-DQ8 serotypes). Avenins are present at a lower concentration (10%-15% of total protein content) in oat as compared to gluten in wheat (80%-85%). The avenins in the genus Avena (cultivated oat as well as various wild species of which gene bank accessions were analyzed) are free of the known CD immunogenic epitopes from wheat, barley, and rye...
November 26, 2016: Medical Sciences: Open Access Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071440/reduction-of-the-relative-centrifugal-force-influences-cell-number-and-growth-factor-release-within-injectable-prf-based-matrices
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Simon Wend, Alica Kubesch, Anna Orlowska, Sarah Al-Maawi, Niklas Zender, Andre Dias, Richard J Miron, Robert Sader, Patrick Booms, C James Kirkpatrick, Joseph Choukroun, Shahram Ghanaati
Platelet rich fibrin (PRF) is a blood concentrate system obtained by centrifugation of peripheral blood. First PRF matrices exhibited solid fibrin scaffold, more recently liquid PRF-based matrix was developed by reducing the relative centrifugation force and time. The aim of this study was to systematically evaluate the influence of RCF (relative centrifugal force) on cell types and growth factor release within injectable PRF- in the range of 60-966 g using consistent centrifugation time. Numbers of cells was analyzed using automated cell counting (platelets, leukocytes, neutrophils, lymphocytes and monocytes) and histomorphometrically (CD 61, CD- 45, CD-15+, CD-68+, CD-3+ and CD-20)...
October 25, 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058255/platelet-rich-plasma-combinational-treatment-modalities-for-musculoskeletal-conditions
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REVIEW
Isabel Andia, Michele Abate
Current research on common musculoskeletal problems, including osteoarticular conditions, tendinopathies, and muscle injuries, focuses on regenerative translational medicine. Platelet-rich plasma therapies have emerged as a potential approach to enhance tissue repair and regeneration. Platelet-rich plasma application aims to provide supraphysiological concentrations of platelets and optionally leukocytes at injured/pathological tissues mimicking the initial stages of healing. However, the efficacy of platelet-rich plasma is controversial in chronic diseases because patients' outcomes show partial improvements...
October 18, 2017: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050410/effect-of-feeding-soybean-meal-and-differently-processed-peas-on-intestinal-morphology-and-functional-glucose-transport-in-the-small-intestine-of-broilers
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I Röhe, F Goodarzi Boroojeni, J Zentek
Peas are locally grown legumes being rich in protein and starch. However, the broad usage of peas as a feed component in poultry nutrition is limited to anti-nutritional factors, which might impair gut morphology and function. This study investigated the effect of feeding raw or differently processed peas compared with feeding a soybean meal-based control diet (C) on intestinal morphology and nutrient transport in broilers. A total of 360 day-old broiler chicks were fed with one of the following diets: The C diet, and 3 diets containing raw peas (RP), fermented peas (FP) and enzymatically pre-digested peas (EP), each supplying 30% of dietary crude protein...
September 1, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042013/inhibition-of-microsomal-prostaglandin-e-synthase-1-mpges-1-selectively-suppresses-pge2-in-an-in-vitro-equine-inflammation-model
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Emily M Martin, Samuel L Jones
Inhibition of prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) production effectively limits inflammation in horses, however nonspecific prostaglandin blockade via cyclooxygenase (COX) inhibition elicits deleterious gastrointestinal side effects in equine patients. Thus, more selective PGE2 targeting therapeutics are needed to treat inflammatory disease in horses. One potential target is microsomal prostaglandin E-synthase-1 (mPGES-1), which is the terminal enzyme downstream of COX-2 in the inducible PGE2 synthesis cascade. This enzyme has yet to be studied in equine leukocytes, which play a pivotal role in equine inflammatory disease...
October 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034249/misoprostol-inhibits-lipopolysaccharide-induced-pro-inflammatory-cytokine-production-by-equine-leukocytes
#14
Emily Medlin Martin, Kristen M Messenger, Mary Katherine Sheats, Samuel L Jones
Pro-inflammatory cytokines including tumor necrosis factor α (TNFα), IL-1β, IL-6, and IL-8 are potent immune mediators that exacerbate multiple equine diseases such as sepsis and laminitis. Unfortunately, safe and effective cytokine-targeting therapies are lacking in horses; therefore, novel mechanisms of inhibiting cytokine production are critically needed. One potential mechanism for inhibiting cytokine synthesis is elevation of intracellular cyclic AMP (cAMP). In human leukocytes, intracellular cAMP production is induced by activation of E-prostanoid (EP) receptors 2 and 4...
2017: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016683/the-epigenetic-factor-pcaf-regulates-vascular-inflammation-and-is-essential-for-intimal-hyperplasia-development
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Rob C M de Jong, Mark M Ewing, Margreet R de Vries, Jacco C Karper, Antonius J N M Bastiaansen, Hendrika A B Peters, Fabiana Baghana, Peter J van den Elsen, Céline Gongora, J Wouter Jukema, Paul H A Quax
OBJECTIVE: Genetic P300/CBP-associated factor (PCAF) variation affects restenosis-risk in patients. PCAF has lysine acetyltransferase activity and promotes nuclear factor kappa-beta (NFκB)-mediated inflammation, which drives post-interventional intimal hyperplasia development. We studied the contributing role of PCAF in post-interventional intimal hyperplasia. METHODS AND RESULTS: PCAF contribution to inflammation and intimal hyperplasia was assessed in leukocytes, macrophages and vascular smooth muscle cells (vSMCs) in vitro and in a mouse model for intimal hyperplasia, in which a cuff is placed around the femoral artery...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990935/caspase-11-mediated-endothelial-pyroptosis-underlies-endotoxemia-induced-lung-injury
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Kwong Tai Cheng, Shiqin Xiong, Zhiming Ye, Zhigang Hong, Anke Di, Kit Man Tsang, Xiaopei Gao, Shejuan An, Manish Mittal, Stephen M Vogel, Edward A Miao, Jalees Rehman, Asrar B Malik
Acute lung injury is a leading cause of death in bacterial sepsis due to the wholesale destruction of the lung endothelial barrier, which results in protein-rich lung edema, influx of proinflammatory leukocytes, and intractable hypoxemia. Pyroptosis is a form of programmed lytic cell death that is triggered by inflammatory caspases, but little is known about its role in EC death and acute lung injury. Here, we show that systemic exposure to the bacterial endotoxin lipopolysaccharide (LPS) causes severe endothelial pyroptosis that is mediated by the inflammatory caspases, human caspases 4/5 in human ECs, or the murine homolog caspase-11 in mice in vivo...
October 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28972154/neutrophil-microparticle-production-and-inflammasome-activation-by-hyperglycemia-due-to-cytoskeletal-instability
#17
Stephen R Thom, Veena M Bhopale, Kevin Yu, Weiliang Huang, Maureen A Kane, David J Margolis
Microparticles are lipid bilayer-enclosed vesicles produced by cells under oxidative stress. MP production is elevated in patients with diabetes, but the underlying cellular mechanisms are poorly understood. We hypothesized that raising glucose above the physiological level of 5.5 mm would stimulate leukocytes to produce MPs and activate the nucleotide-binding domain, leucine-rich repeat pyrin domain-containing 3 (NLRP3) inflammasome. We found that when incubated in buffer with up to 20 mm glucose, human and murine neutrophils, but not monocytes, generate progressively more MPs with high interleukin (IL)-1β content...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28968441/r1r2-peptide-ameliorates-pulmonary-fibrosis-in-mice-through-fibrocyte-migration-and-differentiation
#18
Hou-Yu Chiang, Pao-Hsien Chu, Ting-Hein Lee
Circulating fibrocytes play a key role in the pathogenesis of pulmonary fibrosis. Fibrocytes are bone marrow-derived leukocytes, which enter the lungs in response to their chemoattractant CXCL12 and differentiate into fibroblasts or myofibroblasts, leading to excess deposition of the collagen-rich extracellular matrix. Matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-9 and MMP-2, secreted by fibrocytes, degrade the subendothelial basement membrane and promote fibrocyte influx into the lungs. Here, we demonstrate that R1R2, a novel peptide derived from the bacterial adhesin SFS, attenuates pulmonary fibrosis by preventing the differentiation of fibrocytes into myofibroblasts and by reducing the invasion of fibrocytes through basement membrane-like proteins...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965773/an-innovative-regenerative-endodontic-procedure-using-leukocyte-and-platelet-rich-fibrin-associated-with-apical-surgery-a%C3%A2-case%C3%A2-report
#19
Nelson Pinto, Alexandra Harnish, Carolina Cabrera, Catherine Andrade, Tony Druttman, Claudia Brizuela
Regenerative endodontic procedures (REPs) associated with apical surgery could represent an alternative treatment strategy for patients whose teeth present incomplete root formation and extensive apical lesions. Leukocyte platelet-rich fibrin (L-PRF) has potential benefits in REPs; it could promote apical root formation and optimal bone healing. The aim of this case report was to describe innovative regenerative endodontic therapy using L-PRF in the root canal and an extensive apical lesion in an immature tooth with dens invaginatus and asymptomatic apical periodontitis...
November 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28962125/optimization-of-pure-platelet-rich-plasma-preparation-a-comparative-study-of-pure-platelet-rich-plasma-obtained-using-different-centrifugal-conditions-in-a-single-donor-model
#20
Wenjing Yin, Haitao Xu, Jiagen Sheng, Zhenzhong Zhu, Dongxu Jin, Peichun Hsu, Xuetao Xie, Changqing Zhang
While it has been proved that centrifugal conditions for pure platelet-rich plasma (P-PRP) preparation influence the cellular composition of P-PRP obtained, the optimal centrifugal conditions to prepare P-PRP have not yet been identified. In the present study, platelet-containing plasma (PCP) was prepared with the first-spin of different double-spin methods and P-PRP was prepared with different double-spin methods. Whole-blood analysis was performed to evaluate the cellular composition of PCP and P-PRP. The basal and ADP-induced CD62P expression rates of platelets were assessed by flow cytometry to evaluate the function of platelets in PCP and P-PRP...
September 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
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