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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342911/basophils-high-affinity-ige-receptors-and-ccl2-in-human-anaphylaxis
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Peter Korosec, Paul J Turner, Mira Silar, Peter Kopac, Mitja Kosnik, Bernhard F Gibbs, Mohamed H Shamji, Adnan Custovic, Matija Rijavec
BACKGROUND: The role of basophils in anaphylaxis is unclear. OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether basophils have an important role in human anaphylaxis. METHODS: In an emergency department study, we recruited 31 patients with acute anaphylaxis, predominantly to hymenoptera venom. We measured expression of basophil activation markers (CD63, CD203c), the absolute number of circulating basophils, whole-blood FcεRI, CPA3 and HDC gene expression, and serum markers (CCL2, CCL5, CCL11, IL-3, TSLP) at three time points (during the anaphylactic episode, and in convalescent samples 7 and 30 days later)...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342348/circulating-thyroid-hormones-and-associated-metabolites-in-white-whales-delphinapterus-leucas-determined-using-isotope-dilution-mass-spectrometry
#2
Martin Hansen, Gro D Villanger, Thea Bechshoft, Milton Levin, Heli Routti, Kit M Kovacs, Christian Lydersen
Blood was sampled from nine free-ranging white whales (beluga whale, Delphinapterus leucas) from Svalbard, Norway during the summers of 2013 and 2014. Total concentrations of eleven thyroid hormones and metabolites were measured in serum using a novel liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry analytical method. Measurements of these compounds in plasma gave the same results as in serum. The three hormones found in highest concentrations were 3,3',5-triiodothyronine (T3), 3,3',5'-triiodothyronine (rT3) and thyroxine (T4)...
March 22, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340357/ruthenium-complexes-with-phenylterpyridine-derivatives-target-cell-membrane-and-trigger-death-receptors-mediated-apoptosis-in-cancer-cells
#3
Zhiqin Deng, Pan Gao, Lianling Yu, Bin Ma, Yuanyuan You, Leung Chan, Chaoming Mei, Tianfeng Chen
Elucidation of the communication between metal complexes and cell membrane may provide useful information for rational design of metal-based anticancer drugs. Herein we synthesized a novel class of ruthenium (Ru) complexes containing phtpy derivatives (phtpy = phenylterpyridine), analyzed their structure-activity relationship and revealed their action mechanisms. The result showed that, the increase in the planarity of hydrophobic Ru complexes significantly enhanced their lipophilicity and cellular uptake...
March 18, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340040/impaired-ability-to-grow-colonies-of-endothelial-stem-cells-could-be-the-mechanism-explaining-the-high-cardiovascular-morbidity-mortality-of-patients-with-depression
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Blum Arnon, Pastukh Nina, Zaroura Imad, Jonathan Rotem, Farhat Kamal
Background: Subjects with depression are more prone to develop cardiovascular complications. Severity of depression is associated with higher rates of cardiovascular mortality and morbidity. Several mechanisms were suggested including accelerated atherosclerosis, alteration of the cardiac autonomic response with a decrease in heart rate variability. There is evidence that circulating endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) are decreased in patients with major depression. Our hypothesis was that patients with depression would have an impaired ability to build colonies of endothelial progenitor cells...
March 9, 2017: QJM: Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339804/intra-cardiac-and-peripheral-levels-of-biochemical-markers-of-fibrosis-in-patients-undergoing-catheter-ablation-for-atrial-fibrillation
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Gordon A Begg, Rashed Karim, Tobias Oesterlein, Lee N Graham, Andrew J Hogarth, Stephen P Page, Christopher B Pepper, Kawal Rhode, Gregory Y H Lip, Arun V Holden, Sven Plein, Muzahir H Tayebjee
Aims: Measurement of circulating biomarkers of fibrosis may have a role in selecting patients and treatment strategy for catheter ablation. Pro-collagen type III N-terminal pro-peptide (PIIINP), C-telopeptide of type I collagen (ICTP), fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF-23), and galectin 3 (gal-3) have all been suggested as possible biomarkers for this indication, but studies assessing whether peripheral levels reflect intra-cardiac levels are scarce. Methods and results: We studied 93 patients undergoing ablation for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) (n = 63) or non-paroxysmal AF (n = 30)...
February 27, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338810/associations-of-proatrial-natriuretic-peptide-with-components-of-the-metabolic-syndrome-in-adolescents-and-young-adults-from-the-general-population
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Tina S Goharian, Jens P Goetze, Jens Faber, Lars B Andersen, Anders Grøntved, Jørgen L Jeppesen
BACKGROUND: In middle-aged and elderly populations, circulating natriuretic peptide concentrations are negatively associated with several components of the metabolic syndrome. Whether these negative associations are also present in healthy adolescents and young adults from the general population are unknown. METHODS: In a cross-sectional setting, we measured plasma concentrations of mid-regional proatrial natriuretic peptide (MR-proANP) in 343 adolescents (age 14-16 years) and 616 young adults (age 20-28 years) from the Danish site of the European Youth Heart Study, which is a population-based study of cardiovascular disease risk factors in children, adolescents and young adults...
February 23, 2017: American Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338590/small-changes-big-effects-the-hemodynamics-of-partial-and-complete-aortic-occlusion-to-inform-next-generation-resuscitation-techniques-and-technologies
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M Austin Johnson, Anders J Davidson, Rachel M Russo, Sarah-Ashley E Ferencz, Oren Gotlib, Todd E Rasmussen, Lucas P Neff, Timothy K Williams
BACKGROUND: The transition from complete aortic occlusion during Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta (REBOA) can be associated with hemodynamic instability. Technique refinements and new technologies have been proposed to minimize this effect. In order to inform new techniques and technology, we examined the relationship between blood pressure and aortic flow during the restoration of systemic circulation following aortic occlusion at progressive levels of hemorrhage...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338083/microvasculature-on-a-chip-study-of-the-endothelial-surface-layer-and-the-flow-structure-of-red-blood-cells
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Daria Tsvirkun, Alexei Grichine, Alain Duperray, Chaouqi Misbah, Lionel Bureau
Microvasculatures-on-a-chip, i.e. in vitro models that mimic important features of microvessel networks, have gained increasing interest in recent years. Such devices have allowed investigating pathophysiological situations involving abnormal biophysical interactions between blood cells and vessel walls. Still, a central question remains regarding the presence, in such biomimetic systems, of the endothelial glycocalyx. The latter is a glycosaminoglycans-rich surface layer exposed to blood flow, which plays a crucial role in regulating the interactions between circulating cells and the endothelium...
March 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337880/effects-of-anesthesia-using-propofol-and-etomidate-on-t-lymphocyte-subpopulation-of-infectious-shock-patients-in-perioperative-period
#9
Y Wang, J Zhang, S J Zhang
Infectious or septic shock is induced when a toxic microorganism invades blood circulation in the human body. Emergency operation is an effective method for treating infectious shock in the early stages although the use of anesthesia is more complex due to the internal disorders caused by the disease. This study explored the effects of propofol and etomidate anesthesia on the cellular immune function (T lymphocyte subpopulation) of infectious shock patients, aiming to provide a basis for the selection of the proper anesthetic method...
January 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337466/in-vitro-and-ex-vivo-approaches-to-evaluate-next-generation-tobacco-and-non-tobacco-products-on-human-blood-platelets
#10
Sherry L Spinelli, Katie L Lannan, Shannon G Loelius, Richard P Phipps
Human blood platelets are major hemostatic regulators in the circulation and important in the mediation of chronic inflammation and immunomodulation. They are key elements that promote cardiovascular pathogenesis that leads to atherosclerosis, thrombosis, myocardial infarction, and stroke. New information on tobacco use and platelet dysregulation shows that these highly understudied vascular cells are dysregulated by tobacco smoke. Thus, platelet function studies should be an important consideration for the evaluation of existing and next-generation tobacco and non-tobacco products...
March 1, 2017: Appl In Vitro Toxicol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337172/bone-marrow-derived-cell-accumulation-in-the-spinal-cord-is-independent-of-peripheral-mobilization-in-a-mouse-model-of-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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Kyle Peake, John Manning, Coral-Ann Lewis, Kevin Tran, Fabio Rossi, Charles Krieger
Bone marrow-derived cells (BMDCs) are capable of migrating across the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and accumulating in the central nervous system (CNS) when transplanted into recipients conditioned with whole-body irradiation or chemotherapy. We used the chemotherapeutic agents busulfan and treosulfan to condition recipient mice for transplantation with bone marrow (BM) cells isolated from donor mice ubiquitously expressing green fluorescent protein. We attempted to increase the accumulation of BMDCs in the CNS by mobilization of BMDCs using either, or both, granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (GCSF) or plerixafor (AMD3100)...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336536/the-effect-of-aging-and-cardiorespiratory-fitness-on-the-lung-diffusing-capacity-response-to-exercise-in-healthy-humans
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Kirsten E Coffman, Alex R Carlson, Andrew D Miller, Bruce D Johnson, Bryan Joseph Taylor
Aging is associated with deterioration in the structure and function of the pulmonary circulation. We characterized the lung diffusing capacity for carbon monoxide (DLCO), alveolar-capillary membrane conductance (DmCO), and pulmonary-capillary blood volume (VC) response to discontinuous incremental exercise at 25, 50, 75, and 90% of peak work (Wpeak) in four groups: 1) Young [27 ± 3 y, maximal oxygen consumption (V̇O2max) 110 ± 18% age-predicted]; 2) Young Highly-Fit (27 ± 3 y, V̇O2max 147 ± 8% age-predicted); 3) Old (69 ± 5 y, V̇O2max 116 ± 13% age-predicted); and 4) Old Highly-Fit (65 ± 5 y, V̇O2max 162 ± 18% age-predicted)...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335469/comparison-of-the-pharmacokinetic-properties-of-hemoglobin-based-oxygen-carriers
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Kazuaki Taguchi, Keishi Yamasaki, Toru Maruyama, Masaki Otagiri
Hemoglobin (Hb) is an ideal material for use in the development of an oxygen carrier in view of its innate biological properties. However, the vascular retention of free Hb is too short to permit a full therapeutic effect because Hb is rapidly cleared from the kidney via glomerular filtration or from the liver via the haptogloblin-CD 163 pathway when free Hb is administered in the blood circulation. Attempts have been made to develop alternate acellular and cellular types of Hb based oxygen carriers (HBOCs), in which Hb is processed via various routes in order to regulate its pharmacokinetic properties...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Functional Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334684/biochemical-signaling-by-remote-ischemic-conditioning-of-the-arm-versus-thigh-is-one-raise-of-the-cuff-enough
#14
Cameron Dezfulian, Maia Taft, Catherine Corey, Gabrielle Hill, Nicholas Krehel, Jon C Rittenberger, Frank X Guyette, Sruti Shiva
Remote Ischemic Conditioning (RIC), induced by brief cycles of ischemia and reperfusion, protects vital organs from a prolonged ischemic insult. While several biochemical mediators have been implicated in RIC's mechanism of action, it remains unclear whether the localization or "dose" of RIC affects the extent of protective signaling. In this randomized crossover study of healthy individuals, we tested whether the number of cycles of RIC and its localization (arm versus thigh) determines biochemical signaling and cytoprotection...
March 18, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334432/uch-l1-containing-exosomes-mediate-chemotherapeutic-resistance-transfer-in-breast-cancer
#15
Kuan Ning, Teng Wang, Xu Sun, Pengfei Zhang, Yun Chen, Jian Jin, Dong Hua
BACKGROUND: Chemotherapy resistance has become a serious challenge in the treatment of breast cancer. Previous studies showed cells can transfer proteins, including those responsible for drug resistance to adjacent cells via exosomes. METHODS: The switches of drug resistance via exosomes transfer were assessed by CellTiter-Blue Viability assay, flow cytometry, and immunostaining analysis. Relative protein levels of Ubiquitin carboxyl terminal hydrolase-L1 (UCH-L1), P-glycoprotein (P-gp), extracellular-signal regulated protein kinase1/2 (ERK1/2), and phospho-extracellular-signal regulated protein kinase1/2 (p-ERK1/2) were measured by Western blot...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333935/dengue-seroprevalence-seroconversion-and-risk-factors-in-dhaka-bangladesh
#16
Parnali Dhar-Chowdhury, Kishor Kumar Paul, C Emdad Haque, Shakhawat Hossain, L Robbin Lindsay, Antonia Dibernardo, W Abdullah Brooks, Michael A Drebot
BACKGROUND: Dengue virus (DENV) activity has been reported in Dhaka, Bangladesh since the early 1960s with the greatest burden of dengue fever and dengue hemorrhagic fever cases observed in 2000. Since this time, the intensity of dengue activity has varied from year to year, and its determining factors remained relatively unknown. In light of such gaps in knowledge, the main objectives of this study were to determine the magnitude of seroprevalence and seroconversion among the surveyed population, and establish the individual/household level risk factors for the presence of DENV antibodies among all age groups of target populations in the city of Dhaka...
March 23, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333850/multimodality-ocular-imaging-in-a-case-report-of-hyperviscosity-syndrome-associated-with-lymphoplasmacytic-leukemia-the-images-tell-the-story
#17
Rene Y Choi, Rachel Jacoby, Akbar Shakoor
PURPOSE: To report the clinical course of a patient with ocular manifestations of hyperviscosity syndrome associated with Waldenström macroglobulinemia, and for the first time, video imaging of mobile emboli in the conjunctival and retinal vasculature. METHODS AND PATIENT: A 60-year-old woman with newly diagnosed Waldenström macroglobulinemia, with no visual complaints was evaluated by the Ophthalmology service for a baseline ocular examination. RESULTS: At presentation, ocular examination revealed a visual acuity of 20/25 in each eye...
March 22, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333834/measuring-the-compensatory-reserve-to-identify-shock
#18
Victor A Convertino, Alicia M Schiller
Successful management of shock heavily relies on the ability to identify early stages of hemorrhage. During blood loss and reduced blood volume, multiple physiological mechanisms are able to compensate in order to preserve tissue oxygenation and blood flow. Unfortunately, this compensation makes the crucial early stage identification of hemorrhage complicated as traditionally monitored vital signs reflect this compensation, and do not change until significant amounts of blood have been lost. New insights and a recent body of literature utilizing a human model of hemorrhage provide evidence that it is possible to measure the body's reserve to continue to compensate for a reduced circulating blood volume...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333411/utility-of-peripheral-blood-immunophenotyping-by-flow-cytometry-in-the-diagnosis-of-pediatric-acute-leukemia
#19
Laura K Metrock, Ryan J Summers, Sunita Park, Scott Gillespie, Sharon Castellino, Glen Lew, Frank G Keller
BACKGROUND: Childhood acute leukemia is traditionally diagnosed from a bone marrow aspirate (BMA). New-onset acute leukemia patients do not always have visible circulating blasts in the peripheral blood (PB) at diagnosis. While the role of bone marrow flow cytometry for the diagnosis of acute leukemia is well established, the utility of PB flow cytometry (PBFC) is unknown. We performed a single-institution retrospective analysis to compare PBFC versus BMA in establishing or excluding a diagnosis of childhood acute leukemia...
March 23, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333376/regulation-of-coronary-blood-flow
#20
Adam G Goodwill, Gregory M Dick, Alexander M Kiel, Johnathan D Tune
The heart is uniquely responsible for providing its own blood supply through the coronary circulation. Regulation of coronary blood flow is quite complex and, after over 100 years of dedicated research, is understood to be dictated through multiple mechanisms that include extravascular compressive forces (tissue pressure), coronary perfusion pressure, myogenic, local metabolic, endothelial as well as neural and hormonal influences. While each of these determinants can have profound influence over myocardial perfusion, largely through effects on end-effector ion channels, these mechanisms collectively modulate coronary vascular resistance and act to ensure that the myocardial requirements for oxygen and substrates are adequately provided by the coronary circulation...
March 16, 2017: Comprehensive Physiology
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