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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647811/is-it-possible-to-detect-peth-16-0-18-1-and-peth-18-1-18-1-in-red-blood-cells-after-20%C3%A2-years-of-storage-in-liquid-nitrogen
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Robert Boll, Theron Johnson, Rudolf Kaaks, Tilman Kühn, Gisela Skopp
INTRODUCTION: Phosphatidylethanol (PEth), as measured in freshly drawn blood samples, could be a promising new biomarker for habitual alcohol consumption, but it is still unknown whether PEth can also be determined from blood samples having been stored frozen for a longer period. MATERIALS AND METHODS: PEth 16:0/18:1 and PEth 18:1/18:1 were determined by LC-MS/MS from red blood cells (RBC) derived from blood samples of (I) 20 healthy volunteers (after 1 month of storage at -80 °C) and (II) 232 participants of the population-based European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC)-Heidelberg study (after 20 years of storage at -196 °C)...
June 24, 2017: International Journal of Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646478/newborn-screening-for-fabry-disease-in-the-north-west-of-spain
#2
Cristobal Colon, Saida Ortolano, Cristina Melcon-Crespo, Jose V Alvarez, Olalla E Lopez-Suarez, Maria L Couce, José R Fernández-Lorenzo
Fabry disease is an X-linked lysosomal storage disorder caused by the impairment of α-galactosidase A. Enzyme replacement therapy is available to treat patients, who often experience delayed diagnosis. A newborn screening for Fabry disease was performed to study the prevalence of the pathology and to evaluate the possibility to implement the test in systematic screenings. We collected 14,600 dried blood spot samples (7575 males and 7025 females) and carried out a diagnostic study by fluorometric measurement of α-galactosidase A enzymatic activity and GLA gene sequencing...
June 23, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644480/a-polymer-nanoparticle-with-engineered-affinity-for-a-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-vegf165
#3
Hiroyuki Koide, Keiichi Yoshimatsu, Yu Hoshino, Shih-Hui Lee, Ai Okajima, Saki Ariizumi, Yudai Narita, Yusuke Yonamine, Adam C Weisman, Yuri Nishimura, Naoto Oku, Yoshiko Miura, Kenneth J Shea
Protein affinity reagents are widely used in basic research, diagnostics and separations and for clinical applications, the most common of which are antibodies. However, they often suffer from high cost, and difficulties in their development, production and storage. Here we show that a synthetic polymer nanoparticle (NP) can be engineered to have many of the functions of a protein affinity reagent. Polymer NPs with nM affinity to a key vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF165) inhibit binding of the signalling protein to its receptor VEGFR-2, preventing receptor phosphorylation and downstream VEGF165-dependent endothelial cell migration and invasion into the extracellular matrix...
July 2017: Nature Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641658/-effects-of-different-storage-time-and-temperature-on-coagulation-function-of-fresh-frozen-plasma-after-thawing
#4
Xiao-Yun Gao, Xin-Hua Wang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the coagulation function changes of fresh frozen plasma storaged at different storage time and temperature after thawing. METHODS: Forty unit of fresh frozen plasma were collected, and thawed at 37 °C for 25 minutes. Each unit was divided into 2 halves: one was stored at (4±2)°C for 72 hours and the other one was stored at (25±2) °C for 72 hours. At the time point of 0, 4, 24, 48 and 72 h, thromboela-stogram TEG was measured for all samples...
June 2017: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640945/production-of-human-vitronectin-in-nicotiana-benthamiana-using-the-inpact-hyper-expression-platform
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Benjamin Dugdale, Maiko Kato, Pradeep Deo, Manuel Plan, Mark Harrison, Robyn Lloyd, Terry Walsh, Robert Harding, James Dale
Human vitronectin (hVN) is a glycoprotein that functions as a cell adhesion molecule and a regulator of coagulation in blood plasma and the extracellular matrix. In vitro, hVN is added to serum-free media in order to promote the adhesion of animal cells to tissue culture surfaces and the proliferation of undifferentiated stem cells. Here, we report the production of hVN in Nicotiana benthamiana using the inducible In Plant Activation (INPACT) hyper-expression platform. N. benthamiana plants were transformed with an INPACT expression cassette encoding hVN, and both the Tobacco yellow dwarf virus Rep/RepA activator and Tomato bushy stunt virus p19 gene under the transcriptional control of the ethanol-inducible AlcR:alcA gene switch...
June 22, 2017: Plant Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637955/fine-structure-of-human-thoracic-duct-as-revealed-by-light-and-scanning-electron-microscopy
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Tomohiro Chiba, Hirokazu Narita, Hiroshi Shimoda
Little information has been available regarding microanatomy of human thoracic duct in spite of the importance for an understanding of pathophysiology in clinical medicine. The present study demonstrated a fine structure of human thoracic duct system by light and scanning electron microscopy. A number of longitudinal or spiral ridges and grooves were formed on luminal surfaces of the lymphangia and lymph sac, it likely facilitating fluent lymph flow. The endothelial cells displayed various cell shapes in compliance with their distributed regions...
2017: Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634352/differences-in-sequences-between-hbv-relaxed-circular-dna-and-covalently-closed-circular-dna
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Magda Rybicka, Anna Woziwodzka, Tomasz Romanowski, Piotr Stalke, Marcin Dręczewski, Krzysztof Piotr Bielawski
The hepatitis B virus (HBV) genome exists in two forms: circular covalently closed DNA (cccDNA) and relaxed circular DNA (RCDNA). Here, we investigated the presence of differences in the sequences of both forms in paired samples of serum and liver tissue. The serum and liver biopsy samples were collected at the same time from 67 chronically infected patients. The genotyping of the RCDNA and cccDNA was performed using mass spectrometry analysis. The HBV mutations located in the HBV pol (P) and the HBV basal core promoter/pre-core (BCP/PC) regions were included...
June 21, 2017: Emerging Microbes & Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631163/evaluation-of-streck-bct-and-paxgene-stabilised-blood-collection-tubes-for-cell-free-circulating-dna-studies-in-plasma
#8
Kristina Warton, Nicole L Yuwono, Mark J Cowley, Mark J McCabe, Alwin So, Caroline E Ford
INTRODUCTION: Blood samples for studies of circulating DNA in disease are often collected in clinical settings where prompt processing of samples is not possible. In order to avoid problems associated with leukocyte lysis after prolonged blood storage, stabilised blood tubes have been developed containing preservatives that prevent cell lysis. We evaluated Streck BCT tubes and PAXgene ccfDNA tubes, as well as standard EDTA blood collection tubes, in terms of DNA yield and fragment size...
June 19, 2017: Molecular Diagnosis & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626369/biophysical-and-biochemical-markers-of-red-blood-cell-fragility
#9
Ariel Orbach, Orly Zelig, Saul Yedgar, Gregory Barshtein
BACKGROUND: Red blood cells (RBCs) undergo a natural aging process occurring in the blood circulation throughout the RBC lifespan or during routine cold storage in the blood bank. The aging of RBCs is associated with the elevation of mechanical fragility (MF) or osmotic fragility (OF) of RBCs, which can lead to cell lysis. The present study was undertaken to identify RBC properties that characterize their susceptibility to destruction under osmotic/mechanical stress. METHODS: RBCs were isolated from freshly donated blood or units of packed RBCs (PRBCs) and suspended in albumin-supplemented phosphate-buffered saline (PBS)...
June 2017: Transfusion Medicine and Hemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624055/sevoflurane-preconditioning-protects-from-posttransplant-injury-in-mouse-lung-transplantation
#10
Yoshito Yamada, Isabelle Laube, Jae-Hwi Jang, John M Bonvini, Ilhan Inci, Walter Weder, Beatrice Beck Schimmer, Wolfgang Jungraithmayr
BACKGROUND: Although sevoflurane (Sevo) had been shown to ameliorate posttransplant injury in various organs, data available are inconsistent, particularly in the context of lung transplantation (Tx). We here investigated if preconditioning by Sevo can protect from posttransplant injury regarding both, primary graft dysfunction (PGD) and acute rejection (AR) after experimental lung Tx, thereby focusing on two important clinical outcome parameters. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Three experimental approaches were used: (1) BALB/c mice were preconditioned for 2 h with Sevo or a fentanyl cocktail (Control; n = 10); (2) syngeneic (Syn) mouse lung Tx (C57BL/6) with a Sevo-preconditioned graft followed by 18 h storage to mimic PGD (Syn-Tx, n = 12) versus controls (fentanyl cocktail); and (3) allogeneic (Allo) Tx (BALB/c, donor; C57BL/6, recipient) to mimic AR (Allo-Tx, n = 12) versus controls (fentanyl cocktail)...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620479/postprandial-glycaemic-response-to-berry-nectars-containing-inverted-sucrose
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Riitta Törrönen, Jarkko Hellström, Pirjo Mattila, Kyllikki Kilpi
Sucrose is commonly used for sweetening berry products. During processing and storage of berry products containing added sucrose, sucrose is inverted to glucose and fructose. We have previously shown that postprandial glycaemic response induced by intact sucrose is attenuated when sucrose is consumed with berries rich in polyphenols. It is not known how inversion of sucrose affects glycaemic response. We investigated postprandial glycaemic and insulinaemic responses to blackcurrant (Ribes nigrum) and lingonberry (Vaccinium vitis-idaea) nectars and a reference drink (water) sweetened with glucose and fructose, representing completely inverted sucrose...
2017: Journal of Nutritional Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619994/simultaneous-stimulation-of-glycolysis-and-gluconeogenesis-by-feeding-in-the-anterior-intestine-of-the-omnivorous-gift-tilapia-oreochromis-niloticus
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Yong-Jun Chen, Ti-Yin Zhang, Hai-Yan Chen, Shi-Mei Lin, Li Luo, De-Shou Wang
The present study was performed to investigate the roles of anterior intestine in the postprandial glucose homeostasis of the omnivorous Genetically Improved Farmed Tilapia (GIFT). Sub-adult fish (about 173 g) were sampled at 0, 1, 3, 8 and 24 h post feeding (HPF) after 36 h of food deprivation, and the time course of changes in intestinal glucose transport, glycolysis, glycogenesis and gluconeogenesis at the transcription and enzyme activity level, as well as plasma glucose contents, were analyzed. Compared with 0 HPF (fasting for 36 h), the mRNA levels of both ATP-dependent sodium/glucose cotransporter 1 and facilitated glucose transporter 2 increased during 1-3 HPF, decreased at 8 HPF and then leveled off...
June 15, 2017: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616435/impact-of-pharmacist-intervention-on-appropriate-insulin-pen-use-in-older-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-in-a-rural-area-in-iran
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Aida Sefidani Forough, Parsa Riazi Esfahani
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of pharmacist-conducted educational intervention on reducing errors related to inappropriate insulin pen use. METHODS: This was a prospective, before-after study with an educational intervention component. The study was conducted on 122 elderly diabetic patients. Data were collected through interviews using researcher-administered questionnaires as well as patients' medical records. Patients were asked about the preparation, injection, and storage techniques, they followed when using insulin pens...
April 2017: Journal of Research in Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611958/management-of-blood-loss-in-hip-arthroplasty-korean-hip-society-current-consensus
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Joo-Hyoun Song, Jang Won Park, Young-Kyun Lee, In-Sung Kim, Jae-Hwi Nho, Kyung-Jae Lee, Kwan Kyu Park, Yeesuk Kim, Jai Hyung Park, Seung Beom Han
The volume of hip arthroplasty is stiffly increasing because of excellent clinical outcomes, however it has not been shown to decrease the incidence of transfusions due to bleeding related to this surgery. This is an important consideration since there are concerns about the side effects and social costs of transfusions. First, anemia should be assessed at least 30 days before elective hip arthroplasty, and if the subject is diagnosed as having anemia, an additional examination of the cause of the anemia should be carried and steps taken to address the anemia...
June 2017: Hip & Pelvis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607116/elimination-of-babesia-microti-is-dependent-on-intraerythrocytic-killing-and-cd4-t-cells
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Sini Skariah, Paul Arnaboldi, Raymond J Dattwyler, Ali A Sultan, Corey Gaylets, Odaelys Walwyn, Hannah Mulhall, Xia Wu, Soha R Dargham, Dana G Mordue
Babesiosis is a tick-borne zoonosis caused by protozoans of the genus Babesia, apicomplexan parasites that replicate within erythrocytes. However, unlike related Plasmodium species, the pathogenesis of Babesia infection remains poorly understood. The primary etiological agent of babesiosis in the United States is B. microti. In healthy individuals, tick-transmitted infection with Babesia causes no specific clinical manifestations, with many having no symptoms at all. However, even in asymptomatic people, a Babesia carriage state can be established that can last up to a year or more...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606937/effects-of-starvation-on-the-carbohydrate-metabolism-in-harmonia-axyridis-pallas
#16
Zuo-Kun Shi, Su Wang, Shi-Gui Wang, Lu Zhang, Yan-Xia Xu, Xiao-Jun Guo, Fan Zhang, Bin Tang
Trehalose plays an important role in energy storage, metabolism, and protection from extreme environmental conditions in insects. Trehalose is the main 'blood' sugar in insects, and it can be rapidly used as an energy source in times of need. To elucidate the mechanisms of the starvation response, we observed the effects of starvation on trehalose and glycogen, trehalase activity, and the relative gene expression of genes in the trehalose and glycogen metabolic pathways in the invasive beetle Harmonia axyridis Our results show that trehalose levels and the activities of two types of trehalases decreased significantly in the first 8 h of starvation, while the relative expression of HaTreh1-1 increased...
June 12, 2017: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604565/droxidopa-for-symptomatic-neurogenic-hypotension
#17
Nadia Ferguson-Myrthil
Droxidopa is a first-in-class, orally available, synthetic amino acid precursor of norepinephrine that received accelerated Food and Drug Administration approval in February 2014 after Orphan Drug status for a debilitating condition known as symptomatic neurogenic orthostatic hypotension. Neurogenic disorders often lead to postural hypotension as a result of poor norepinephrine release from its storage sites. Clinical data suggest increases in standing systolic blood pressure and improvements in many other markers for subjective relief in patients with symptomatic neurogenic hypotension who received droxidopa therapy over 1-2 weeks...
May 4, 2017: Cardiology in Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599611/effects-of-storage-temperature-and-repeated-freeze-thaw-cycles-on-stability-of-bovine-plasma-concentrations-of-haptoglobin-and-ceruloplasmin
#18
Paulo G M A Martins, Philipe Moriel, John D Arthington
We evaluated the effects of storage temperature (-20 or -80°C) and handling procedure on plasma concentrations of bovine haptoglobin and ceruloplasmin. Within each temperature, whole blood samples were: centrifuged within 2 h of collection and plasma kept frozen until analysis (control); refrigerated at 4°C for 24 h before plasma harvest and freezing (24H); or plasma harvested and frozen within 2 h after collection, but then plasma samples were thawed and refrozen 1 wk (1X), 1 and 2 wk (2X), or 1, 2 and 3 wk (3X) before analyses...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598831/rat-red-blood-cell-storage-lesions-in-various-additive-solutions
#19
Vivek P Jani, Ozlem Yalcin, Alexander T Williams, Mark A Popovsky, Pedro Cabrales
BACKGROUND: Small rodent models are routinely used to evaluate the safety and efficacy of blood transfusions. Limited comprehensive literature exists about effect of different storage solutions in rat red blood cells (RBCs) characteristics. RBCs undergo time dependent biochemical and biophysical changes during storage known as hypothermic storage lesions (HSLs). OBJECTIVE: This study evaluates the effects of RBC additive solutions (AS) during storage of rat RBCs...
June 3, 2017: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597485/comparison-of-haemostatic-function-of-pas-c-platelets-vs-plasma-platelets-in-reconstituted-whole-blood-using-impedance-aggregometry-and-thromboelastography
#20
F M A van Hout, I J Bontekoe, L A E de Laleijne, J-L Kerkhoffs, D de Korte, J Eikenboom, J G van der Bom, P F van der Meer
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: There are concerns about the haemostatic function of platelets stored in platelet additive solution (PAS). Aim of this study was to compare the haemostatic function of PAS-C-platelets to plasma-platelets in reconstituted whole blood. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In our experiment, whole blood was reconstituted with red blood cells, solvent-detergent (SD) plasma and either PAS-C-platelets or plasma-platelets (n = 7) in a physiological ratio. On storage days 2, 5, 8 and 13, the agonist-induced aggregation (multiple electrode aggregometry), clot formation (thromboelastography) and agonist-induced CD62P responsiveness (flow cytometry) were measured...
June 9, 2017: Vox Sanguinis
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