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Umberto Benedetto, Douglas G Altman, Stephen Gerry, Alastair Gray, Belinda Lees, Gianni D Angelini, Marcus Flather, David P Taggart
BACKGROUND: There is still uncertainty about the safety of aprotinin for coronary artery bypass graft surgery. The ART (Arterial Revascularization Trial) was designed to compare survival after bilateral versus single internal thoracic artery grafting. Many of the ART patients (≈30%) received perioperative aprotinin. We investigated the association between perioperative aprotinin administration and short-term (in-hospital) and long-term outcomes by performing a post hoc analysis of the ART...
March 3, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
Károly Baintner
The first 60-min phase of inflammatory ascites formation was studied by intraperitoneally (i.p.) administered macromolecular inducers: yeast cell wall zymosan binds to specific macrophage receptors, polyethyleneimine (PEI) and concanavalin A (ConA), produces non-covalent cross-links on the surface of various cells, while λ-carrageenan may function as a contact activator. Depletion of peritoneal macrophages was performed by overnight pretreatment with diphtheria toxin in transgenic mice, resulting in a significant (p < 0...
February 23, 2018: Acta Microbiologica et Immunologica Hungarica
Haleema Shakur, Danielle Beaumont, Sue Pavord, Angele Gayet-Ageron, Katharine Ker, Hatem A Mousa
BACKGROUND: Postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) - heaving bleeding within the first 24 hours after giving birth - is one of the main causes of death of women after childbirth. Antifibrinolytics, primarily tranexamic acid (TXA), have been shown to reduce bleeding in surgery and safely reduces mortality in trauma patients with bleeding without increasing the risk of adverse events.An earlier Cochrane review on treatments for primary PPH covered all the various available treatments - that review has now been split by types of treatment...
February 20, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Severin Mühleder, Karoline Pill, Mira Schaupper, Krystyna Labuda, Eleni Priglinger, Pablo Hofbauer, Verena Charwat, Uwe Marx, Heinz Redl, Wolfgang Holnthoner
BACKGROUND: Co-cultures of endothelial cells with mesenchymal stem cells currently represent one of the most promising approaches in providing oxygen and nutrient supply for microvascular tissue engineering. Still, to translate this model into clinics several in vitro parameters including growth medium and scaffold degradation need to be fine-tuned. METHODS: We recently described the co-culture of adipose-derived stem cells with endothelial cells in fibrin, resulting in capillary formation in vitro as well as their perfusion in vivo...
February 12, 2018: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
Gitte Rye Hinrichs, Jannie Solmunde Michelsen, Rikke Zachar, Ulla Glenert Friis, Per Svenningsen, Henrik Birn, Claus Bistrup, Boye L Jensen
Albuminuria predicts adverse renal outcome in kidney transplant recipients. The present study addressed the hypothesis that albuminuria is associated with increased urine serine proteases with the ability to activate the epithelial sodium channel (ENaC) and with greater extracellular volume and higher blood pressure. In a cross-sectional design, kidney transplant recipients with (n=18) and without (n=19) albuminuria were included for office blood pressure measurements, estimation of volume status by bioimpedance, and collection of spot urine and plasma samples...
January 24, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
Kakunoshin Yoshida, Nobuyuki Akita, Takayuki Okamoto, Kunihiro Asanuma, Atsumasa Uchida, Akihiro Sudo, Motomu Shimaoka, Koji Suzuki, Tatsuya Hayashi
INTRODUCTION: Bone remodeling relies on a delicate balance between formation and resorption of bone tissues, processes in which bone-forming osteoblasts and bone-resorbing osteoclasts play central roles. Recently, we reported that anticoagulant activated protein C (APC) promotes osteoblast proliferation, but the role of the blood coagulation system in bone remodeling remains unclear. In this study, to further elucidate the relationship between bone remodeling and blood coagulation, we investigated the effect of APC on osteoclast differentiation...
January 3, 2018: Thrombosis Research
Vandana, Agam P Singh, Jitendra Singh, Ruby Sharma, Mymoona Akhter, Pradyumna K Mishra, Ajay K Saxena, Rajnikant Dixit, Brijesh Rathi, Anju Katyal, Kailash C Pandey
Earlier studies on Plasmodium apoptosis revealed the presence of proteases with caspases like- activity, which are known as "metacaspases". Although this family of cysteine proteases is structurally similar to caspases with Cys-His dyad but their evolutionary significance and functional relevance remains largely unknown. These proteases are considered to be an important target against malaria due to their absence in humans. In this report, we have biochemically characterized metacaspase-2 (PfMCA-2) of P.falciparum...
January 6, 2018: Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology
Junaid H Khan, Emily A Green, Jimmin Chang, Alexandria M Ayala, Marilyn S Barkin, Emily E Reinys, Jeffrey Stanton, Russell D Stanten
Blood product usage is a quality outcome for patients undergoing cardiac surgery. To address an increase in blood product usage since the discontinuation of aprotinin, blood conservation strategies were initiated at a tertiary hospital in Oakland, CA. Improving transfusion rates for open heart surgery patients requiring Cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) involved multiple departments in coordination. Specific changes to conserve blood product usage included advanced CPB technology upgrades, and precise individualized heparin dose response titration assay for heparin and protamine management...
December 2017: Journal of Extra-corporeal Technology
Tian Tian, Jiang Li, Cao Xie, Yanhong Sun, Haozhi Lei, Xinyi Liu, Jiaoyun Xia, Jiye Shi, Lihua Wang, Weiyue Lu, Chunhai Fan
Development of agents for delivering drugs and imaging probes across the blood brain barrier (BBB) remains a major challenge. In this study, we designed a biocompatible framework nucleic acid (FNA)-based imaging probe for brain tumor targeting. We employed a typical type of FNAs, tetrahedral DNA nanostructures (TDNs), as the building block, which were modified with angiopep-2 (ANG), a 19-mer peptide derived from human Kunitz domain of aprotinin. This probe exhibited high binding efficiency with low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein-1 (LRP-1) of BBB and glioma...
January 4, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Jarel K Gandhi, Zahid Manzar, Lori A Bachman, Cynthia Andrews-Pfannkoch, Travis Knudsen, Matthew Hill, Hannah Schmidt, Raymond Iezzi, Jose S Pulido, Alan D Marmorstein
Recent phase 1 trials of embryonic stem cell and induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSCs) derived RPE transplants for the treatment of macular degeneration have demonstrated the relative safety of this process. However, there is concern over clumping, thickening, folding, and wrinkling of the transplanted RPE. To deliver a flat RPE monolayer, current phase 1 trials are testing synthetic substrates for RPE transplantation. These substrates, however, cause localized inflammation and fibrosis in animal models due to long degradation times...
December 9, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
Pierpaolo Chivasso, Vito D Bruno, Roberto Marsico, Anilkumar Sankanahalli Annaiah, Alexander Curtis, Carlo Zebele, Gianni D Angelini, Alan J Bryan, Cha Rajakaruna
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effectiveness and safety of aprotinin use in adult patients undergoing thoracic aortic surgery. DESIGN: Single-center, retrospective study. SETTING: All cases performed at a single university hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Between January 2004 and December 2014, 846 adult patients underwent thoracic aortic surgery. Due to missing or duplicated data on primary outcomes, 314 patients were excluded...
February 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Giovanni Landoni, Vladimir Lomivorotov, Simona Silvietti, Caetano Nigro Neto, Antonio Pisano, Gabriele Alvaro, Ludmilla Abrahao Hajjar, Gianluca Paternoster, Hynek Riha, Fabrizio Monaco, Andrea Szekely, Rosalba Lembo, Nesrin A Aslan, Giovanni Affronti, Valery Likhvantsev, Cristiano Amarelli, Evgeny Fominskiy, Martina Baiardo Redaelli, Alessandro Putzu, Massimo Baiocchi, Jun Ma, Giuseppe Bono, Valentina Camarda, Remo Daniel Covello, Nora Di Tomasso, Miriam Labonia, Carlo Leggieri, Rosetta Lobreglio, Giacomo Monti, Paolo Mura, Anna Mara Scandroglio, Daniela Pasero, Stefano Turi, Agostino Roasio, Carmine D Votta, Emanuela Saporito, Claudio Riefolo, Chiara Sartini, Luca Brazzi, Rinaldo Bellomo, Alberto Zangrillo
OBJECTIVE: A careful choice of perioperative care strategies is pivotal to improve survival in cardiac surgery. However, there is no general agreement or particular attention to which nonsurgical interventions can reduce mortality in this setting. The authors sought to address this issue with a consensus-based approach. DESIGN: A systematic review of the literature followed by a consensus-based voting process. SETTING: A web-based international consensus conference...
February 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Noriyuki Nakayama, Hirohito Yano, Yusuke Egashira, Yukiko Enomoto, Naoyuki Ohe, Nobuhiro Kanemura, Junichi Kitagawa, Toru Iwama
OBJECTIVE: Commercially available fibrin glue (Com-FG) used commonly worldwide is produced with pooled human plasma from multiple donors and is added bovine aprotinin, however, which involves the risk of infection, allogenic immunity, and allergic reactions. We evaluate the efficacy, reliability, and safety of completely autologous fibrin glue (CAFG). METHODS: From August 2014 to February 2016, prospective data were collected and analyzed from 153 patients. CAFG was prepared with the CRYOSEAL(®) System using autologous blood and applied during neurosurgical procedures...
October 26, 2017: World Neurosurgery
Changping Li, Fan Wang, Jude Juventus Aweya, Defu Yao, Zhou Zheng, He Huang, Shengkang Li, Yueling Zhang
Hemocyanin is a copper containing respiratory glycoprotein in arthropods and mollusks, which also have multiple functions in vivo. Recent studies have shown that hemocyanin could generate several peptides, which play important roles in shrimp innate immunity. However, how these hemocyanin-derived peptides are generated is still largely unknown. In this study, we report for the first time that the generation of hemocyanin-derived peptides was closely correlated with trypsin expression in shrimp hepatopancreas following infection with different bacteria...
October 24, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
Rabea Verhaegh, Frank Petrat, Lisa Brencher, Michael Kirsch, Herbert de Groot
BACKGROUND: The pathophysiological role of pancreatic digestive hydrolases in intestinal ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury is still not clear. Here, we studied whether ischemia-induced injury to the small intestine can be explained by the autodigestion hypothesis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Mesenteric I/R was induced in rats by superior mesenteric artery occlusion (90 min) and reopening (120 min). Thirty minutes before superior mesenteric artery occlusion, aprotinin (14...
November 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
Marius Nistor, Wilhelm Behringer, Martin Schmidt, René Schiffner
Severe trauma constitutes a major cause of death and disability, especially in younger patients. The cerebral autoregulatory capacity only protects the brain to a certain extent in states of hypovolemia; thereafter, neurological deficits and apoptosis occurs. We therefore set out to investigate neuroprotective strategies during haemorrhagic shock. This review was performed in accordance to the PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses) guidelines. Before the start of the search, a review protocol was entered into the PROSPERO database...
October 26, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
O A Kulikov, N A Pyataev, A V Zaborovskii, I V Maev, V P Ageev, E E Marochkina, I S Dolgacheva, I S Avdyushkina, A V Kokorev, K G Gurevich, L A Tatarina, D V Yunina
Liposomes containing aprotinin were produced by the phase inversion technique and purified by gel filtration. Aprotinin inclusion was assessed fluorescence labeling of the protein. The size of obtained liposomes was 212±35 nm and aprotinin concentration in the liposomal suspension was 3000 KIU/ml. The efficiency of aprotinin inclusion into liposomes was 31.9%.
October 2017: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
Bernhard N Bohnert, Martina Menacher, Andrea Janessa, Matthias Wörn, Anja Schork, Sophie Daiminger, Hubert Kalbacher, Hans-Ulrich Häring, Christoph Daniel, Kerstin Amann, Florian Sure, Marko Bertog, Silke Haerteis, Christoph Korbmacher, Ferruh Artunc
Volume retention in nephrotic syndrome has been linked to activation of the epithelial sodium channel (ENaC) by proteolysis of its γ-subunit following urinary excretion of serine proteases such as plasmin. Here we tested whether pharmacological inhibition of urinary serine protease activity might protect from ENaC activation and volume retention in nephrotic syndrome. Urine from both nephrotic mice (induced by doxorubicin injection) and nephrotic patients exhibited high aprotinin-sensitive serine protease activity...
January 2018: Kidney International
Kuang-En Chu, Yao Fong, David Wang, Chao Fuh Chen, Diana Yu-Wung Yeh
OBJECTIVE: Acute lung injury (ALI) is one of the most common extra-pancreatic complications of acute pancreatitis. In this study, we examined the protective effect of protease inhibitor aprotinin and a matrix metalloproteinase inhibitor (MMPi) on pulmonary inflammation in rats with severe pancreatitis-associated ALI. METHOD: A rat model of acute pancreatitis (AP) was established by injecting sodium glycodeoxycholate (GDOC) into the pancreatic duct. Pharmacological interventions included pretreatment with a protease inhibitor aprotinin (10mg/kg) and a matrix metalloproteinase inhibitor (MMPi, 100g/kg)...
October 6, 2017: Immunobiology
Sergio G Hernandez-Leon, Jose Andre-I Sarabia-Sainz, Gabriela Ramos-Clamont Montfort, Ana M Guzman-Partida, Maria Del Refugio Robles-Burgueño, Luz Vazquez-Moreno
Silica nanoparticles were functionalized with immobilized molecular bait, Cibacron Blue, and a porous polymeric bis-acrylamide shell. These nanoparticles represent a new alternative to capture low molecular weight (LMW) proteins/peptides, that might be potential biomarkers. Functionalized core-shell silica nanoparticles (FCSNP) presented a size distribution of 243.9 ± 11.6 nm and an estimated surface charge of -38.1 ± 0.9 mV. The successful attachment of compounds at every stage of synthesis was evidenced by ATR-FTIR...
October 12, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
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