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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532040/design-synthesis-and-characterization-of-poly-methacrylic-acid-niclosamide-and-its-effect-on-arterial-function
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Rui Ma, Zhen-Gang Ma, Chang-Lin Zhen, Xin Shen, Shan-Liang Li, Li Li, Yu-Feng Zheng, De-Li Dong, Zhi-Jie Sun
We have found that niclosamide induced relaxation of constricted artery. However, niclosamide is insoluble, the low bioavailability and the resultant low plasma concentration limit its potential exertion in vivo. The aim of the present study is to synthesize a soluble poly (methacrylic acid-niclosamide) polymer (PMAN) and study the effects of PMAN on arterial function in vitro and the blood pressure and heart rate of rats in vivo. We synthesized the poly (methacrylic acid-niclosamide) polymer (PMAN), the chemical structure of which was identified by FTIR and (1)H NMR spectra...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530848/splanchnic-thoracoabdominal-and-cerebral-blood-flow-volumes-in-healthy-children-and-young-adults-in-fasting-and-postprandial-states-determining-reference-ranges-by-using-phase-contrast-mr-imaging
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Prakash Muthusami, Shi-Joon Yoo, Rajiv Chaturvedi, Navjot Gill, Jonathan Windram, Daryl Schantz, Milan Prsa, Pablo Caro-Dominguez, Mike Seed, Lars Grosse-Wortmann, Simon C Ling, Govind B Chavhan
Purpose To estimate reference ranges for blood flow volume (BFV) in major splanchnic, thoracoabdominal, and neck vessels by using phase-contrast magnetic resonance (MR) imaging in children and young adults in fasting and postprandial states. Materials and Methods In this institutional research ethics board-approved prospective study, healthy volunteers underwent phase-contrast MR imaging in a fasting state and again after a standardized meal. BFV values were reported as medians and ranges, and postmeal to premeal BFV ratios were calculated...
May 22, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529928/the-probiotic-compound-vsl-3-modulates-mucosal-peripheral-and-systemic-immunity-following-murine-broad-spectrum-antibiotic-treatment
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Ira Ekmekciu, Eliane von Klitzing, Ulrike Fiebiger, Christian Neumann, Petra Bacher, Alexander Scheffold, Stefan Bereswill, Markus M Heimesaat
There is compelling evidence linking the commensal intestinal microbiota with host health and, in turn, antibiotic induced perturbations of microbiota composition with distinct pathologies. Despite the attractiveness of probiotic therapy as a tool to beneficially alter the intestinal microbiota, its immunological effects are still incompletely understood. The aim of the present study was to assess the efficacy of the probiotic formulation VSL#3 consisting of eight distinct bacterial species (including Streptococcus thermophilus, Bifidobacterium breve, B...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528051/undersized-stent-grafts-for-acute-mesenteric-ischemia-in-chronic-type-b-dissection
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Eden C Payabyab, Andrew H Maloney, Derek R Brinster
Acute ischemia in chronic type B dissections carries high rates of morbidity and mortality. A 29-year-old woman with a chronic type B dissection presented with acute abdominal pain. Imaging revealed a worsening dissection with pseudocoarctation causing near complete occlusion of the true lumen by the false lumen. We placed purposefully undersized stent grafts to treat acute mesenteric ischemia by improving true lumen flow. The patient was discharged on postoperative day 4 without adverse events. We suggest that endovascular rescue by placing undersized stent grafts can provide improved flow to the mesenteric vessels with continued false lumen flow to vital organs...
June 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526859/evaluation-of-arteriolar-smooth-muscle-cell-function-in-an-ex-vivo-microvascular-network-model
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Jessica M Motherwell, Mohammad S Azimi, Kristine Spicer, Natascha G Alves, Nicholas A Hodges, Jerome W Breslin, Prasad V G Katakam, Walter L Murfee
An emerging challenge in tissue engineering biomimetic models is recapitulating the physiological complexity associated with real tissues. Recently, our laboratory introduced the rat mesentery culture model as an ex vivo experimental platform for investigating the multi-cellular dynamics involved in angiogenesis within an intact microvascular network using time-lapse imaging. A critical question remains whether the vessels maintain their functionality. The objective of this study was to determine whether vascular smooth muscle cells in cultured microvascular networks maintain the ability to constrict...
May 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526855/gut-homeostasis-and-regulatory-t-cell-induction-depend-on-molecular-chaperone-gp96-in-cd11c-cells
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Yunpeng Hua, Yi Yang, Shaoli Sun, Stephen Iwanowycz, Caroline Westwater, Boris Reizis, Zihai Li, Bei Liu
The intestinal immunity and tolerance are orchestrated by both the innate and the adaptive immune system. Intestinal professional antigen presenting cells (pAPCs) recognize and respond to the gut microbiota through multiple pattern-recognition receptors, including TLRs and NLRs. How gut pAPCs maintain mucosal homeostasis remains incompletely understood. Heat shock protein gp96, also known as grp94, is an essential immune chaperone for TLRs. However, the role of gp96 in regulating CD11c(+) APCs in the gut immunity and tolerance is unknown...
May 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526622/9-cis-retinoic-acid-modulates-the-type-i-allergic-immune-response
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Guido Heine, Tim Hollstein, Sandra Treptow, Andreas Radbruch, Margitta Worm
BACKGROUND: Vitamin A is a potent regulator of adaptive immunity. The impact of the endogenous metabolite 9-cis retinoic acid (9cRA) on allergic sensitization is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether and to what extent 9cRA modulates the humoral immune response. METHODS: BALB/c mice were sensitized and challenged with ovalbumin (OVA). 9cRA was applied repeatedly together with the antigen. Immunoglobulin production and cellular analysis were performed by ELISA, ELISPOTs and flow-cytometry...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525410/sm22-a-plasma-biomarker-for-human-transmural-intestinal-ischemia
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Dirk H S M Schellekens, Kostan W Reisinger, Kaatje Lenaerts, M'hamed Hadfoune, Steven W Olde Damink, Wim A Buurman, Cornelis H C Dejong, Joep P M Derikx
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the diagnostic potential of smooth muscle protein of 22 kDa (SM22) as plasma biomarker for the detection of transmural intestinal ischemia. BACKGROUND: Acute mesenteric ischemia is an abdominal emergency requiring rapid diagnosis and treatment. Especially, detection of transmural damage is imperative because it mandates emergency surgery. Since early clinical and radiological signs are nonspecific, there is an urgent need for accurate biomarkers...
May 18, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524741/a-surgical-case-of-mycotic-aneurysm-with-staphylococcus-lugdunensis-endocarditis
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Kosuke Mukaihara, Kazuhisa Matsumoto, Jun Kadono, Yutaka Imoto
A 74-year-old man with a history of mitral valve repair was referred to our hospital with fever and diagnosed with mitral valve endocarditis involving occlusion of the superior mesenteric artery. Bacterial cultures showed Staphylococcus lugdunensis. Despite antibiotic therapy, orthopnea ensued due to valve destruction. Emergency mitral valve replacement was performed. Computed tomography on postoperative day 10 revealed a rapidly expanding mycotic aneurysm of the superior mesenteric artery. Aneurysmectomy was undertaken...
May 2017: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524373/sialic-acids-regulate-microvessel-permeability-revealed-by-novel-in-vivo-studies-of-endothelial-glycocalyx-structure-and-function
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Kai Betteridge, Kenton Arkill, Chris Neal, Steve Harper, Becky Foster, Simon Satchell, David Bates, Andy Salmon
The endothelial glycocalyx forms a continuous coat over the luminal surface of all vessels, and regulates multiple vascular functions. The contribution of individual components of the endothelial glycocalyx to one critical vascular function, microvascular permeability, remains unclear. We developed novel, real-time, paired methodologies to study the contribution of sialic acids within the endothelial glycocalyx to the structural and functional permeability properties of the same microvessel in vivo. Single perfused rat mesenteric microvessels were perfused with fluorescent endothelial cell membrane and glycocalyx labels, and imaged with confocal microscopy...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522805/nitric-oxide-donor-protects-against-acetic-acid-induced-gastric-ulcer-in-rats-via-s-nitrosylation-of-trpv1-on-vagus-nerve
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Ting Han, Yan Tang, Jing Li, Bing Xue, Liping Gong, Jingxin Li, Xiao Yu, Chuanyong Liu
This study was conducted to investigate the effects of nitric oxide (NO) in acetic acid-induced gastric ulcer of rats and the underlying mechanisms. We found that peritoneal injection of sodium nitroprusside (SNP), a NO donor, decreased the ulcer area, inflammatory cell infiltration and MPO degree in acetic acid-induced gastric ulcer in rats. This effect was abolished by a transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) antagonist or prior subdiaphragmatic vagotomy. SNP increased the jejunal mesenteric afferent discharge in a dose-depended manner, which was largely diminished by pretreatment of S-nitrosylation blocker N-ethylmaleimide, TRPV1 antagonist capsazepine, genetic deletion of TRPV1, or vagotomy...
May 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520567/persistent-hypotension-and-cerebral-swelling-resulting-from-mesenteric-traction-syndrome-after-omental-to-pial-pedicle-flap-transfer-in-a-young-woman-with-refractory-moyamoya-disease-a-case-report
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Harvey J Woehlck, Suneeta Gollapudy, Christopher J Roberts, Akinwunmi Oni-Orisan, Raphael H Sacho, Paul S Pagel
Superficial temporal arterial to middle cerebral arterial anastomosis is often the initial surgical treatment of Moyamoya disease. In refractory cases, placing a pedicle flap of omentum over the ischemic brain has resulted in clinical improvement or stabilization of symptoms. We present a case of persistent mesenteric traction syndrome manifested by hypotension unresponsive to conventional doses of vasopressors during and after pulling the omentum to the brain. As prostacyclin is a major mediator of hypotension from mesenteric traction syndrome and also a cerebral vasodilator, we discuss the possibility that brain swelling may be a manifestation of mesenteric traction syndrome...
May 17, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518089/laparoscopic-technique-for-serial-collection-of-liver-and-mesenteric-lymph-nodes-in-macaques
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Alexander S Zevin, Cassie Moats, Drew May, Solomon Wangari, Charlene Miller, Joel Ahrens, Naoto Iwayama, Megan Brown, Debbie Bratt, Nichole R Klatt, Jeremy Smedley
The mesenteric lymph nodes (MLN) and the liver are exposed to microbes and microbial products from the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, making them immunologically unique. The GI tract and associated MLN are sites of early viral replication in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and the MLN are likely important reservoir sites that harbor latently-infected cells even after prolonged antiretroviral therapy (ART). The liver has been shown to play a significant role in immune responses to lentiviruses and appears to play a significant role in clearance of virus from circulation...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516133/transcatheter-arterial-chemoembolization-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-patients-with-celiac-axis-occlusion-using-pancreaticoduodenal-arcade-as-a-challenging-alternative-route
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Noha M Attia, Moustafa H M Othman
INTRODUCTION: Celiac axis occlusion is a challenging condition when catheterization of the hepatic artery is required for chemoembolization of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). As a result, the hepatic artery has to be catheterized through the pancreaticoduodenal arcades (PDA) and the gastroduodenal artery (GDA) from the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) which is a tortuous course with acute angles and small caliber branches. OBJECTIVE: To assess new techniques for facilitating catheterization of the tortuous PDA and the GDA to reach the proper hepatic artery (PHA) and tumor-feeding branches in patients with celiac axis occlusion undergoing chemoembolization of HCC...
2017: European Journal of Radiology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513899/surgical-strategies-and-novel-therapies-for-locally-advanced-pancreatic-cancer
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Jad Abou-Khalil, Flavio G Rocha
Many patients with pancreatic cancer are not candidates for surgical resection due to involvement of critical mesenteric vascular structures. We compare and contrast the commonly used classification systems for borderline resectable and locally advanced pancreatic cancer. We describe the current strategies in managing venous and arterial involvement, as well as the role of neoadjuvant chemotherapy and chemoradiation, before explanding on a novel clinical trial in this patient population.
May 17, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512033/bifidobacterium-cect-7765-modulates-early-stress-induced-immune-neuroendocrine-and-behavioral-alterations-in-mice
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A Moya-Pérez, A Perez-Villalba, A Benítez-Páez, I Campillo, Y Sanz
Emerging evidence suggests that there is a window of opportunity within the early developmental period, when microbiota-based interventions could play a major role in modulating the gut-brain axis and, thereby, in preventing mood disorders. This study aims at evaluating the effects and mode of action of Bifidobacterium pseudocatenulatum CECT 7765 in a murine model of chronic stress induced by maternal separation (MS). C57Bl/6J male breast-fed pups were divided into four groups, which were subjected or not to MS and supplemented with placebo or B...
May 13, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511440/portal-venous-thrombosis-eosinophilic-vasculitis
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Vasanthi Natarajan, David Jose, Kevin John, Ashok Kumar Das
Portal Vein Thrombosis (PVT) is caused by various thrombophilic states. PVT secondary to underlying vasculitis especially Churg-Strauss disease is among the rarest presentation. Here, we report a case of peripheral eosinophilia, eosinophilic ascitis and venous thrombosis involving portal vein and superior mesenteric vein diagnosed as Churg-Strauss Syndrome (CSS). He was managed with steroids and anticoagulants. Following initiation of steroids, eosinophilia and eosinophilic ascitis improved.
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508743/mycobacterium-kansasii-isolated-from-tuberculinpositive-rhesus-macaques-macaca-mulatta-in-the-absence-of-disease
#18
Steven T Shipley, David K Johnson, Morteza Roodgar, David Glenn Smith, Charles A Montgomery, Steven M Lloyd, James A Higgins, Edwin H Kriel, Hilton J Klein, William P Porter, Jerome B Nazareno, Paul W Houghton, Aruna Panda, Louis J DeTolla
Mycobacterial infections are of primary health concern in NHP colonies in biomedical research. NHP are constantly monitoredand screened for Mycobacterium spp. We report 6 Chinese-origin rhesus macaques infected with Mycobacterium kansasii thatexhibited positive tuberculin skin tests in the absence of disease. Two of these macaques were being used for research purposes;the remaining 4 macaques were residing at the contract quarantine company. Histopathology and acid-fast staining of fixed tissues from all macaques showed that all were free of disease...
May 15, 2017: Comparative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508279/the-coexistence-of-both-replaced-proper-hepatic-and-gastroduodenal-arteries-due-to-the-common-hepatic-artery-absence
#19
Konstantinos Natsis, Maria Piagkou, Nikolaos Lazaridis, Georgios Koimtzis, Stylianos Apostolidis
Anatomical variants of the celiac trunk (CT) branches and especially these of hepatic arteries (HAs) are among the most common variants of the arterial tree. The knowledge of the wide variability in hepatic arterial supply is of paramount importance in hepatobiliary, pancreatic, gastric, and esophageal surgery, as well as in liver transplantations. The purpose of this case report is to describe a rare variant discovered during abdominal dissection of a 74-year-old male cadaver of Greek origin, in which the common hepatic artery was absent and its branches, the proper hepatic artery (PHA) and the gastroduodenal artery (GDA) had an aberrant and separate origin...
May 15, 2017: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508064/fibulin-4-is-essential-for-maintaining-arterial-wall-integrity-in-conduit-but-not-muscular-arteries
#20
Carmen M Halabi, Thomas J Broekelmann, Michelle Lin, Vivian S Lee, Mon-Li Chu, Robert P Mecham
Homozygous or compound heterozygous mutations in fibulin-4 (FBLN4) lead to autosomal recessive cutis laxa type 1B (ARCL1B), a multisystem disorder characterized by significant cardiovascular abnormalities, including abnormal elastin assembly, arterial tortuosity, and aortic aneurysms. We sought to determine the consequences of a human disease-causing mutation in FBLN4 (E57K) on the cardiovascular system and vascular elastic fibers in a mouse model of ARCL1B. Fbln4(E57K/E57K) mice were hypertensive and developed arterial elongation, tortuosity, and ascending aortic aneurysms...
May 2017: Science Advances
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