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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633902/calcium-sensing-receptor-initiating-cystathionine-gamma-lyase-hydrogen-sulfide-pathway-to-inhibit-platelet-activation-in-hyperhomocysteinemia-rat
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Yuwen Wang, Ziqing Zhao, Sa Shi, Fei Gao, Jichao Wu, Shiyun Dong, Weihua Zhang, Yanhong Liu, Xin Zhong
Hyperhomocysteinemia (HHcy, high homocysteine) induces the injury of endothelial cells (ECs). Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) protects ECs and inhibits the activation of platelets. Calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR) regulates the production of endogenous H2S. However, whether CaSR inhibits the injury of ECs and the activation of platelets by regulating the endogenous cystathionine-gamma-lyase (CSE, a major enzyme that produces H2S)/H2S pathway in hyperhomocysteinemia has not been previously investigated. Here, we tested the ultrastructure alterations of ECs and platelets, the changes in the concentration of serum homocysteine and the parameters of blood of hyperhomocysteinemia rats were measured...
June 19, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624464/complex-phenotypes-associated-with-stim1-mutations-in-both-coiled-coil-and-ef-hand-domains
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Elizabeth Harris, Umar Burki, Chiara Marini-Bettolo, Marcella Neri, Chiara Scotton, Judith Hudson, Marta Bertoli, Teresinha Evangelista, Bas Vroling, Tuomo Polvikoski, Mark Roberts, Ana Töpf, Kate Bushby, Daniel McArthur, Hanns Lochmüller, Alessandra Ferlini, Volker Straub, Rita Barresi
Dominant mutations in STIM1 are a cause of three allelic conditions: tubular aggregate myopathy, Stormorken syndrome (a complex phenotype including myopathy, hyposplenism, hypocalcaemia and bleeding diathesis), and a platelet dysfunction disorder, York platelet syndrome. Previous reports have suggested a genotype-phenotype correlation with mutations in the N-terminal EF-hand domain associated with tubular aggregate myopathy, and a common mutation at p.R304W in a coiled coil domain associated with Stormorken syndrome...
May 4, 2017: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619996/farnesoid-x-receptor-and-liver-x-receptor-ligands-initiate-formation-of-coated-platelets
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Amanda J Unsworth, Alexander P Bye, Dionne S Tannetta, Michael J R Desborough, Neline Kriek, Tanya Sage, Harriet E Allan, Marilena Crescente, Parveen Yaqoob, Timothy D Warner, Chris I Jones, Jonathan M Gibbins
OBJECTIVES: The liver X receptors (LXRs) and farnesoid X receptor (FXR) have been identified in human platelets. Ligands of these receptors have been shown to have nongenomic inhibitory effects on platelet activation by platelet agonists. This, however, seems contradictory with the platelet hyper-reactivity that is associated with several pathological conditions that are associated with increased circulating levels of molecules that are LXR and FXR ligands, such as hyperlipidemia, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and obesity...
June 15, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618256/cigarette-smoke-regulates-calcium-independent-phospholipase-a2-metabolic-pathways-in-breast-cancer
#4
Shannon Kispert, Theresa Schwartz, Jane McHowat
Phospholipase A2 (PLA2)-dependent pathways are important in the regulation of cell proliferation, differentiation, motility, and immune responses, and can be dysregulated during tumor development and progression. We show herein, for the first time, that cigarette smoking leads to an increase in platelet-activating factor (PAF) content and PAF receptor expression in human breast cancer cells and tissue. PAF production could be abrogated in triple-negative breast cancer cells by inhibition of calcium-independent PLA2 (iPLA2)...
June 12, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614362/effect-of-pathological-heterogeneity-on-shear-wave-elasticity-imaging-in-the-staging-of-deep-venous-thrombosis
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Xiaona Liu, Na Li, Chaoyang Wen
BACKGROUND: We aimed to observe the relationship between the pathological components of a deep venous thrombus (DVT), which was divided into three parts, and the findings on quantitative ultrasonic shear wave elastography (SWE) to increase the accuracy of thrombus staging in a rabbit model. METHODS: A flow stenosis-induced vein thrombosis model was used, and the thrombus was divided into three parts (head, body and tail), which were associated with corresponding observation points...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610547/human-plasma-rich-in-growth-factors-improves-survival-and-neurite-outgrowth-of-spiral-ganglion-neurons-in-vitro
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Michael Stolle, Jennifer Schulze, Ariane Römer, Thomas Lenarz, Martin Durisin, Athanasia Warnecke
BACKGROUND: Platelet-rich and platelet poor plasma (PRP and PPP) are autologous preparations from peripheral blood and contain several growth factors and cytokines involved in tissue repair. Although their neuroprotective and -regenerative properties have been already described, little is known about their effects in the inner ear. We therefore examined the effects of PRP and PPP on spiral ganglion neurons (SGN) in vitro. RESULTS: For all experiments, spiral ganglia were isolated from neonatal rats and were cultured in serum-free medium...
June 13, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602130/a-novel-method-for-the-activation-of-platelet-rich-plasma-via-bead-mill-homogenizer-for-mesenchymal-stem-cell-culture
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Hyunwook Myung, Hyosun Jang, Jae Kyung Myung, Min-Jung Kim, Seung Bum Lee, Won-Suk Jang, Sun-Joo Lee, Hwi-Yool Kim, Seung-Sook Lee, Sehwan Shim, Sunhoo Park
Activated platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has been studied as a replacement for fetal bovine serum (FBS) in stem cell culture. However, current methods are time-consuming or require addition of exogenous substances to activate PRP, which have disadvantages in clinical applications. In this study, we developed a new method for PRP activation using a bead mill homogenizer and compared it with previous methods of PRP activation. PRP was prepared via a two-step centrifugation process and activated via calcium (Ca-PRP), freeze-thaw cycles (FT-PRP), or bead mill homogenizer processing (BM-PRP)...
June 10, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part C, Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587360/the-value-of-sonoclot-detection-technology-to-guide-the-clinical-medication-of-the-perioperative-anticoagulation-and-antiplatelet-therapy-in-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction-undergoing-emergent-pci
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Wu-Xiao Yang, Chun-Lin Lai, Fu-Heng Chen, Ji-Rong Wang, You-Rui Ji, Dong-Xia Wang
The value of Sonoclot detection technology to guide the clinical medication of the perioperative anticoagulation and antiplatelet therapy in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) undergoing emergent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) was estimated. One hundred and twenty-eight patients were randomly divided into control group and observation group with 64 cases in each group. Control group adopted routine blood coagulation indexes, including prothrombin time, activated partial thromboplastin time, fibrinogen and plasma thrombin time, platelet count and platelet aggregation turbidity analysis; observation group adopted Sonoclot detection technology, including activated clotting time, coagulation rate and platelet function...
June 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587096/the-effect-of-platelet-rich-fibrin-calcium-sulfate-hemihydrate-platelet-rich-plasma-and-resorbable-collagen-on-soft-tissue-closure-of-extraction-sites
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Lisa M Yerke, Amal Jamjoom, Talal M Zahid, Robert E Cohen
Rapid and complete soft tissue healing after tooth extraction minimizes surgical complications and facilitates subsequent implant placement. We used four treatment methods and assessed changes in soft tissue socket closure following tooth extraction in humans. The effects of platelet-rich fibrin-calcium sulfate hemihydrate (PRF-CSH), platelet-rich plasma-calcium sulfate hemihydrate (PRP-CSH), a resorbable collagen dressing (RCD), and no grafting material were compared in a randomized, controlled pilot study with a blinded parallel design (N = 23)...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Functional Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584295/membrane-ballooning-in-aggregated-platelets-is-synchronised-and-mediates-a-surge-in-microvesiculation
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Ejaife O Agbani, Christopher M Williams, Ingeborg Hers, Alastair W Poole
Human platelet transformation into balloons is part of the haemostatic response and thrombus architecture. Here we reveal that in aggregates of platelets in plasma, ballooning in multiple platelets occurs in a synchronised manner. This suggests a mechanism of coordination between cells, previously unrecognised. We aimed to understand this mechanism, and how it may contribute to thrombus development. Using spinning-disc confocal microscopy we visualised membrane ballooning in human platelet aggregates adherent to collagen-coated surfaces...
June 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576462/platelet-rich-plasma-enriched-autologous-fat-graft-in-regenerative-and-aesthetic-facial-surgery-technical-note
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F Picard, B Hersant, S La Padula, J-P Meningaud
The goal of adding platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to autologous fat graft is to increase the survival rate of the graft. After their activation, platelets release some important growth factors. As a result, PRP may increase the proliferation and differentiation of Adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs) into adipocytes, improve fat graft vascularisation, and may block the apoptosis of grafted adipocytes. The other benefit expected from the addition of PRP to fat graft is the improvement of cutaneous trophicity above the grafted areas...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576047/optimally-designed-collagen-polycaprolactone-biocomposites-supplemented-with-controlled-release-of-ha-tcp-rhbmp-2-and-ha-tcp-prp-for-hard-tissue-regeneration
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WonJin Kim, Chul Ho Jang, GeunHyung Kim
Collagen has been widely used as a very promising material to regenerate various tissues. It is a chief component of the extracellular matrix, and encourages various biological effects conducive to tissue regeneration. However, poor mechanical stability, low processability, and high level of water absorption can lead to impaired control of growth factor release and have impeded the use of collagen as a functional biomedical scaffold. Here, to overcome the shortcomings of collagen scaffolds, we have additively manufactured collagen/polycaprolactone (PCL) biocomposites supplemented with a bioceramic (hydroxyapatite (HA)/β-tricalcium-phosphate (TCP)) and two growth factors (recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 [rhBMP-2] and platelet-rich plasma [PRP])...
September 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573264/effects-of-combining-insulin-like-growth-factor-1-and-platelet-derived-growth-factor-on-osteogenesis-around-%C3%A2-dental-implants
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Wan Lin Zhou, Lin Lin Li, Xin Ru Qiu, Qi An, Mei Hua Li
OBJECTIVE: To explore the effects of the combination of insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) and platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) on bone formation around dental implants. METHODS: A total of 24 adult rabbits were included in this experiment. Titanium machine-polished dental implants were placed in the iliac bones to simulate dental implants in the alveolar bone. The rabbits were randomly divided into four groups; a saline treated control group (NS), an IGF-1 treated group, a PDGF-BB treated group, and a combination of IGF-1 and PDGF-BB treated group...
2017: Chinese Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567420/prognostic-significance-of-blood-transfusion-in-newly-diagnosed-multiple-myeloma-patients-without-autologous-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Liping Fan, Danhui Fu, Jinping Zhang, Haobo Huang, Qingqing Wang, Yamei Ye, Qianling Xie
The aim of this study was to evaluate whether blood transfusions affect overall survival (OS) and progression-free survival (PFS) in newly diagnosed multiple myeloma (MM) patients without hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. A total of 181 patients were enrolled and divided into two groups: 68 patients in the transfused group and 113 patients in the nontransfused group. Statistical analyses showed that there were significant differences in ECOG scoring, Ig isotype, platelet (Plt) counts, hemoglobin (Hb) level, serum creatinine (Scr) level, and β2-microglobulin (β2-MG) level between the two groups...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28565817/medical-perspective-in-testicular-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
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Salvatore Arena, Roberta Iacona, Pietro Antonuccio, Tiziana Russo, Vincenzo Salvo, Eloisa Gitto, Pietro Impellizzeri, Carmelo Romeo
Testicular torsion or torsion of the spermatic cord is one of the most serious urological conditions. It causes testicular injury, which potentially leads to male subfertility. The turning of the spermatic cord and spermatic structures around themselves results in biochemical and histological changes; however, following testicular detorsion, tissues undergo reperfusion that causes more severe damage than that induced by ischemia. Since the primary causes of testicular damage are reactive oxygen species production, an increase in intra-mitochondrial calcium concentration and an increased rate of cellular apoptosis, different medications may potentially be effective...
May 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561434/intracellular-origin-and-ultrastructure-of-platelet-derived-microparticles
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A A Ponomareva, T A Nevzorova, E R Mordakhanova, I A Andrianova, L Rauova, R I Litvinov, J W Weisel
BACKGROUND: Platelet-derived microparticles comprise the major population of circulating blood microparticles that play an important role in hemostasis and thrombosis. Despite numerous studies on the (patho)physiological roles of platelet-derived microparticles, mechanisms of their formation and structural details remain largely unknown. OBJECTIVES: Here we studied the formation, ultrastructure, and composition of platelet-derived microparticles from isolated human platelets, either quiescent or stimulated with one of the following activators: arachidonic acid, ADP, collagen, thrombin, or calcium ionophore A23187...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545565/the-combination-of-nano-calcium-sulfate-platelet-rich-plasma-gel-scaffold-with-bmp2-gene-modified-mesenchymal-stem-cells-promotes-bone-regeneration-in-rat-critical-sized-calvarial-defects
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Zunpeng Liu, Xue Yuan, Gabriela Fernandes, Rosemary Dziak, Ciprian N Ionita, Chunyi Li, Changdong Wang, Shuying Yang
BACKGROUND: Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) can be differentiated into an osteoblastic lineage in the presence of growth factors (GFs). Platelet-rich plasma (PRP), which can be easily isolated from whole blood, contains a large amount of GFs, and, therefore, promotes bone growth and regeneration. The main goal of this work was to develop and investigate the effect of a new sandwich-like bone scaffold which combines a nano-calcium sulfate (nCS) disc along with PRP fibrin gel (nCS/PRP) with BMP2-modified MSCs on bone repair and regeneration in rat critical-sized calvarial defects...
May 25, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542214/binding-of-cib1-to-the-%C3%AE-iib-tail-of-%C3%AE-iib%C3%AE-3-is-required-for-fak-recruitment-and-activation-in-platelets
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Meghna U Naik, Tejal U Naik, Ross Summer, Ulhas P Naik
BACKGROUND: It is believed that activation of c-Src bound to the integrin β3 subunit initiates outside-in signaling. The involvement of αIIb in outside-in signaling is poorly understood. OBJECTIVES: We have previously shown that CIB1 specifically interacts with the cytoplasmic domain of αIIb and is required for αIIbβ3 outside-in signaling. Here we evaluated the role of CIB1 in regulating outside-in signaling in the absence of inside-out signaling. METHODS: We used αIIb cytoplasmic domain peptide and CIB1-function blocking antibody to inhibit interaction of CIB1 with αIIb subunit as well as Cib1-/- platelets to evaluate the consequence of CIB1 interaction with αIIb on outside-in signaling...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537482/programmed-platelet-derived-growth-factor-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-and-bone-morphogenetic-protein-2-delivery-from-a-hybrid-calcium-phosphate-alginate-scaffold
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Emily A Bayer, Jahnelle Jordan, Riccardo Gottardi, Morgan Fedorchak, Prashant N Kumta, Steven Little
Bone tissue engineering requires the upregulation of several regenerative stages, including a critical early phase of angiogenesis. Previous studies have suggested that a sequential delivery of PDGF to BMP-2 could promote angiogenic tubule formation when delivered to in vitro co-cultures of human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) and human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs). However, it was previously unclear that this PDGF to BMP-2 delivery schedule will result in cell migration into the scaffolding system and affect the later expression of bone markers...
May 24, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523947/potentiation-of-trap-6-induced-platelet-dense-granule-release-by-blockade-of-p2y12-signaling-with-mrs2395
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Annachiara Mitrugno, Rachel A Rigg, Nicole B Laschober, Anh T P Ngo, Jiaqing Pang, Craig D Williams, Joseph E Aslan, Owen J T McCarty
The release of ADP from platelet dense granules and its binding to platelet P2Y12 receptors is key to amplifying the initial hemostatic response and propagating thrombus formation. P2Y12 has thus emerged as a therapeutic target to safely and effectively prevent secondary thrombotic events in patients with acute coronary syndrome or a history of myocardial infarction. Pharmacological inhibition of P2Y12 receptors represents a useful approach to better understand the signaling mediated by these receptors and to elucidate the role of these receptors in a multitude of platelet hemostatic and thrombotic responses...
May 19, 2017: Platelets
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