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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778674/innate-effector-cells-in-angiogenesis-and-lymphangiogenesis
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REVIEW
Gilda Varricchi, Stefania Loffredo, Maria Rosaria Galdiero, Giancarlo Marone, Leonardo Cristinziano, Francescopaolo Granata, Gianni Marone
Angiogenesis and lymphangiogenesis are distinct and complex processes requiring a finely tuned balance between stimulatory and inhibitory signals. During adulthood, angiogenesis and lymphangiogenesis are activated at sites of tumor growth, tissue injury and remodeling, and chronic inflammation. Vascular endothelial growth factors (VEGFs), angiopoietin (ANGPTs) and a multitude of additional signaling molecules play distinct roles in the modulation of angiogenesis/lymphangiogenesis. VEGFs and ANGPTs activate specific tyrosine kinase receptor (e...
May 17, 2018: Current Opinion in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778272/development-of-the-waveless-bovine-model
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F Jimenez-Krassel, J L H Ireland, C Kronemeyer, A Wilson-Alvarado, J J Ireland
Development of a bovine model without ovarian follicular waves (waveless) and transient increases in gonadotropin secretion during estrous cycles may lead to new methods to more consistently regulate ovulatory follicle growth thereby improving efficiency of embryo transfer. We hypothesized that the GnRH antagonist acyline would inhibit gonadotropin secretion thereby blocking follicular waves, ovarian function and ovulation during estrous cycles of cattle. To test this hypothesis, beef heifers (n = 5 per group) were treated twice daily with vehicle (control) or 25 or 50 μg/kg acyline beginning 12 h after GnRH-induced ovulation and ending 21 days later...
May 15, 2018: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777919/brain-to-bone-what-is-the-contribution-of-the-brain-to-skeletal-homeostasis
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REVIEW
Anna Idelevich, Roland Baron
The brain, which governs most, if not all, physiological functions in the body, from the complexities of cognition, learning and memory, to the regulation of basal body temperature, heart rate and breathing, has long been known to affect skeletal health. In particular, the hypothalamus - located at the base of the brain in close proximity to the medial eminence, where the blood-brain-barrier is not as tight as in other regions of the brain but rather "leaky", due to fenestrated capillaries - is exposed to a variety of circulating body cues, such as nutrients (glucose, fatty acids, amino acids), and hormones (insulin, glucagon, leptin, adiponectin) [1-3]...
May 16, 2018: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777586/platelets-autotaxin-and-lysophosphatidic-acid-signaling-win-win-factors-for-cancer-metastasis
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REVIEW
Raphael Leblanc, Audrey Houssin, Olivier Peyruchaud
Platelets play a crucial role in the survival of metastatic cells in the blood circulation. Interaction of tumor cells with platelets leads to the production of plethoric factors among which our review will focus on lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) because platelets are the highest producers of this bioactive lysophospholipid in the organism. LPA promotes platelet aggregation and blocking platelet function leads to inhibition of breast cancer cell metastasis through decreased LPA signaling. Autotaxin (ATX), a lysophospholipase D responsible for basal concentration of LPA in blood, was detected in platelet α-granules...
May 19, 2018: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777507/rankl-expression-is-increased-in-circulating-mononuclear-cells-of-patients-with-calcific-aortic-stenosis
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Marcello Rattazzi, Elisabetta Faggin, Elisa Bertacco, Roberta Buso, Massimo Puato, Mario Plebani, Martina Zaninotto, Davide Condotta, Giacomo Zoppellaro, Leopoldo Pagliani, Giuseppe Tarantini, Sabino Iliceto, Elisa Covolo, Giuseppe Faggian, Francesco Onorati, Mikhail Dodonov, Alessandro Daniotti, Paola Pantano, Zoran Olivari, Giovanni Benfari, Paolo Pauletto
We aimed to investigate whether the expression of the OPG/RANK/RANKL triad in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) and circulating levels of markers of ectopic mineralization (OPG, FGF-23, PPi) are modified in patients with calcific aortic valve disease (CAVD). We found that patients affected by CAVD (n = 50) had significantly higher circulating levels of OPG as compared to control individuals (p = 0.003). No differences between the two groups were found in FGF-23 and PPi levels. RANKL expression was higher in the PBMC from CAVD patients (p = 0...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777164/mrna-treatment-produces-sustained-expression-of-enzymatically-active-human-adamts13-in-mice
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Susan Liu-Chen, Brendan Connolly, Lei Cheng, Romesh R Subramanian, Zhaozhong Han
Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) is primarily caused by deficiency of ADAMTS13 within the blood stream due to either genetic defects or presence of inhibitory autoantibodies. Preclinical and clinical studies suggest that enzyme replacement therapy with recombinant human ADAMTS13 protein (rhADAMTS13) is effective and safe in treatment of TTP. However, frequent dosing would be required due to the relatively short half-life of rhADAMTS13 in circulation as well as the presence of inhibitory autoantibodies that collectively result in the poor pharmacological profile of rhADAMTS13...
May 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776768/-topical-anesthesia-without-the-use-of-an-anesthesiologist-in-adult-outpatient-cataract-surgery-assessment-of-selection-criteria-on-consultation-report-of-248-cases
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M Pepin, E Rineau, A Caignard, S Leruez, P Gohier
INTRODUCTION: This work aims to evaluate selection criteria used during the cataract surgery scheduling visit, to choose whether or not there will be an anesthesiologist available during the surgery, depending upon the patient's comorbidities. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective study performed in 2016 in Angers university medical center. Two groups were established on the cataract surgery scheduling visit, based on patients' comorbidities and vital signs (blood pressure, heart rate)...
May 15, 2018: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776610/comparative-evaluation-of-immune-responses-of-swine-in-prrs-stable-and-unstable-herds
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Michele Drigo, Enrico Giacomini, Massimiliano Lazzaro, Daniela Pasotto, Dania Bilato, Jessica Ruggeri, Maria Beatrice Boniotti, Giovani Loris Alborali, Massimo Amadori
Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) is an elusive model of host/virus relationship in which disease is determined by virus pathogenicity, pig breed susceptibility and phenotype, microbial infectious pressure and environmental conditions. Successful disease control in PRRS-endemic Countries corresponds to "stability", i.e. a condition with no clinical signs of PRRS in the breeding-herd population and no viremia in weaning-age pigs. The aim of this work was to compare the profile and time-course of humoral and cell-mediated immunity in stable and unstable herds, respectively...
June 2018: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776561/circulating-micrornas-as-emerging-cardiac-biomarkers-responsive-to-acute-exercise
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David de Gonzalo-Calvo, Alberto Dávalos, Manuel Fernández-Sanjurjo, Laura Amado-Rodríguez, Susana Díaz-Coto, Cristina Tomás-Zapico, Ana Montero, Ángela García-González, Vicenta Llorente-Cortés, Maria Eugenia Heras, Araceli Boraita Pérez, Ángel E Díaz-Martínez, Natalia Úbeda, Eduardo Iglesias-Gutiérrez
BACKGROUND: Circulating microRNAs (c-miRNAs) are mediators of intercellular communication with great potential as cardiac biomarkers. The analysis of c-miRNAs in response to physiological stress, such as exercise, would provide valuable information for clinical practice and a deeper understanding of the molecular response to physical activity. Here, we analysed for the first time the acute exercise response of c-miRNAs reported as biomarkers of cardiac disease in a well-characterized cohort of healthy active adults...
August 1, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776421/evidence-for-a-hyper-reductive-redox-in-a-sub-set-of-heart-failure-patients
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Thiagarajan Sairam, Amit N Patel, Meenu Subrahmanian, Rajendiran Gopalan, Steven M Pogwizd, Sudha Ramalingam, Ramalingam Sankaran, Namakkal Soorapan Rajasekaran
BACKGROUND: Oxidative stress has been linked to heart failure (HF) in humans. Antioxidant-based treatments are often ineffective. Therefore, we hypothesize that some of the HF patients might have a reductive stress (RS) condition. Investigating RS-related mechanisms will aid in personalized optimization of redox homeostasis for better outcomes among HF patients. METHODS: Blood samples were collected from HF patients (n = 54) and healthy controls (n = 42) and serum was immediately preserved in - 80 °C for redox analysis...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775808/phase-ii-study-of-maintenance-pembrolizumab-in-patients-with-extensive-stage-small-cell-lung-cancer-sclc
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Shirish M Gadgeel, Nathan A Pennell, Mary Jo Fidler, Balazs Halmos, Philip Bonomi, James Stevenson, Bryan Schneider, Ammar Sukari, Jaclyn Ventimiglia, Wei Chen, Cathy Galasso, Antoinette Wozniak, Julie Boerner, Gregory P Kalemkerian
PURPOSE: To assess the efficacy of maintenance pembrolizumab in extensive-stage small cell lung cancer (SCLC) patients, after treatment with platinum/etoposide. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Extensive-stage SCLC patients with a response or stable disease following induction chemotherapy were eligible. Pembrolizumab at a dose of 200 mg IV every 3 weeks was initiated within 8 weeks of the last cycle of chemotherapy. The primary endpoint of the study was progression-free survival (PFS) from study registration, with overall survival (OS) as a key secondary endpoint...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775157/blood-based-biomarkers-in-breast-cancer-from-proteins-to-circulating-tumor-cells-to-circulating-tumor-dna
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Michael J Duffy, Enda W McDermott, John Crown
Biomarkers are the key to personalized treatment in patients with breast cancer. While tissue biomarkers are most useful in determining prognosis and upfront predicting response to therapy, circulating protein biomarkers such as CA 15-3 and carcinoembryonic antigen are mainly used in monitoring response to endocrine or chemotherapy in patients with advanced disease. Although several centers measure biomarkers in asymptomatic patients following curative surgery for primary breast cancer, the clinical utility of this practice is unclear...
May 2018: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774608/virion-like-membrane-breaking-nanoparticles-with-tumor-activated-cell-and-tissue-dual-penetration-conquer-impermeable-cancer
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Xiao Zhang, Xianghui Xu, Yachao Li, Cheng Hu, Zhijun Zhang, Zhongwei Gu
Poor drug penetration into tumor cells and tissues is a worldwide difficulty in cancer therapy. A strategy is developed for virion-like membrane-breaking nanoparticles (MBNs) to smoothly accomplish tumor-activated cell-and-tissue dual-penetration for surmounting impermeable drug-resistant cancer. Tailor-made dendritic arginine-rich peptide prodrugs are designed to mimic viral protein transduction domains and globular protein architectures. Attractively, these protein mimics self-assemble into virion-like nanoparticles in aqueous solution, having highly ordered secondary structure...
May 17, 2018: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774603/programmed-nanoparticle-loaded-nanoparticles-for-deep-penetrating-3d-cancer-therapy
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Jinhwan Kim, Changshin Jo, Won-Gwang Lim, Sungjin Jung, Yeong Mi Lee, Jun Lim, Haeshin Lee, Jinwoo Lee, Won Jong Kim
Tumors are 3D, composed of cellular agglomerations and blood vessels. Therapies involving nanoparticles utilize specific accumulations due to the leaky vascular structures. However, systemically injected nanoparticles are mostly uptaken by cells located on the surfaces of cancer tissues, lacking deep penetration into the core cancer regions. Herein, an unprecedented strategy, described as injecting "nanoparticle-loaded nanoparticles" to address the long-lasting problem is reported for effective surface-to-core drug delivery in entire 3D tumors...
May 18, 2018: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774420/lysophosphatidylcholine-as-a-predictor-of-postoperative-complications-after-colorectal-cancer-surgery
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Akihisa Matsuda, Marina Yamada, Satoshi Matsumoto, Nobuyuki Sakurazawa, Takeshi Yamada, Takeshi Matsutani, Masao Miyashita, Eiji Uchida
PURPOSE: Lysophosphatidylcholine (LPC), which is generated from phosphatidylcholine (PC) and metabolized by autotaxin (ATX), modulates immune responses via its anti-inflammatory property. We investigated the association between LPC and postoperative complications (POCs) after colorectal cancer surgery (CRC). METHODS: The subjects of this study were 43 patients who underwent surgery for CRC. Peripheral blood samples were collected preoperatively and immediately after surgery, and on postoperative days (PODs) 1, 3, 5, and 7...
May 17, 2018: Surgery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774301/-mansonella-perstans-onchocerca-volvulus-and-strongyloides-stercoralis-infections-in-rural-populations-in-central-and-southern-togo
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Francois Korbmacher, Kossi Komlan, Richard G Gantin, Wiyao P Poutouli, Koffi Padjoudoum, Potchoziou Karabou, Peter T Soboslay, Carsten Köhler
Background: Mansonella perstans , Onchocerca volvulus and Strongyloides stercoralis are widespread helminth parasites in the tropics. Their distribution remains difficult to determine as it may change during national disease control programs and with regional mass drug administration (MDA). Epidemiological surveys are of importance to evaluate the geographical distribution of these helminth parasites and the diseases they may cause, however, up to date epidemiological evaluations on M...
May 2018: Parasite Epidemiology and Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773953/mir-34a-mediated-regulation-of-xist-in-female-cells-under-inflammation
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Botros B Shenoda, Yuzhen Tian, Guillermo M Alexander, Enrique Aradillas-Lopez, Robert J Schwartzman, Seena K Ajit
Background: Evidence is overwhelming for sex differences in pain, with women representing the majority of the chronic pain patient population. There is a need to explore novel avenues to elucidate this sex bias in the development of chronic inflammatory pain conditions. Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic neuropathic pain disorder, and the incidence of CRPS is greater in women than in men by ~4:1. Since neurogenic inflammation is a key feature of CRPS, dysregulation of inflammatory responses can be a factor in predisposing women to chronic pain...
2018: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773952/remote-ischemic-preconditioning-in-myocardial-protection-in-hemodialysis-patients
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Marcelo R Bacci, Livia Y Vasconcelos, Neif Murad, Antonio Carlos P Chagas, Ana Carolina Capuano, Beatriz Ca Alves, Edimar C Pereira, Ligia A Azzalis, Virginia Bc Junqueira, Fernando LA Fonseca
Background: Remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) is a procedure that generates a brief period of ischemia followed by reperfusion. The role of RIPC in protecting myocardial ischemia during hemodialysis is not yet established. The aim of the study was to evaluate RIPC myocardial protection as evaluated by ultrasensitive I troponin in hemodialysis outpatients. Patients and methods: A double-blind randomized trial with two groups: intervention submitted to RIPC and control group without RIPC...
2018: International Journal of General Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773681/decreased-expression-of-circulating-aire-and-increased-tfh-tfr-cells-in-myasthenia-gravis-patients
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Sijia Zhao, Jiaqi Ding, Shengyuan Wang, Chuan Li, Peng Guo, Min Zhang, Zhuyi Li
Myasthenia gravis (MG) is a rare prototypical autoimmune disorder caused by antibodies (Ab) against postsynaptic membrane proteins. Most reports have investigated the role of Autoimmune regulator gene (Aire) in thymic tissue in machianism of MG initiation. So far, the expression of Aire in human peripheral blood cells(we call it circulating Aire expression in the following passage) has not been reported. Herein, we explore the expression of Aire in peripharal blood, circulating T follicular helper (cTfh) and T follicular regulatory (cTfr) cells in MG patients...
May 17, 2018: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773369/cellulose-based-molecularly-imprinted-red-blood-cell-like-microparticles-for-the-selective-capture-of-cortisol
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Koichiro Hayashi, Hikaru Hayashi, Shota Yamada, Wataru Sakamoto, Toshinobu Yogo
Magnetite-nanoparticle-containing red-blood-cell-like-microparticles (M-RBC-MPs) with a selective ability for trapping cortisol (COR) were synthesized by an electrospray technique of a molecularly imprinted ethyl(hydroxyethyl) cellulose (EHEC)-based precursor. The as-synthezied M-RBC-MPs were ∼3-μm-disks with a dent. M-RBC-MPs contained magnetite nanoparticles below 15 nm in diameter, which exhibited magnetization and no room-temperature coercivity. The molecularly imprinted M-RBC-MPs (MI-M-RBC-MPs) passed through pores less than their diameter...
August 1, 2018: Carbohydrate Polymers
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