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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938544/sialyllactose-suppresses-angiogenesis-by-inhibiting-vegfr-2-activation-and-tumor-progression
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Tae-Wook Chung, Eun-Young Kim, Seok-Jo Kim, Hee-Jung Choi, Se Bok Jang, Keuk-Jun Kim, Sun-Hyung Ha, Fukushi Abekura, Choong-Hwan Kwak, Cheorl-Ho Kim, Ki-Tae Ha
The oligosaccharides in human milk have various biological functions. However, the molecular mechanism(s) underlying the anti-angiogenic action of sialylated human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) are still unclear. Here, we show that siallylactose (SL) found in human milk can inhibit the activation of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-mediated VEGF receptor-2 (VEGFR-2) by binding to its VEGF binding site (second and third IgG-like domains), thus blocking downstream signal activation. SL also inhibits growth of VEGF-stimulated endothelial cells...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938378/severe-corneal-disorders-developed-after-brimonidine-tartrate-ophthalmic-solution-use
#2
Yuko Maruyama, Yoko Ikeda, Norihiko Yokoi, Kazuhiko Mori, Hiroaki Kato, Morio Ueno, Shigeru Kinoshita, Chie Sotozono
PURPOSE: The primary side effects associated with 0.1% brimonidine tartrate (BT) ophthalmic solution with sodium chlorite are allergic conjunctivitis, blepharitis, and conjunctival hyperemia. However, cornea-related side effects are rare. In this study, we report 2 similar cases in which corneal neovascularization, corneal infiltration, and corneal opacity developed after BT eye-drop use. METHODS: Retrospective report of 2 cases of corneal infiltration after BT eye-drop use...
September 21, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937976/tissue-engineering-for-the-treatment-of-short-bowel-syndrome-in-children
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REVIEW
Laura Y Martin, Mitchell R Ladd, Adam Werts, Chhinder P Sodhi, John C March, David J Hackam
Short bowel syndrome is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in children. Despite decades of experience in the management of short bowel syndrome, current therapy is primarily supportive. Definitive treatment often requires intestinal transplantation, which is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. In order to develop novel approaches to the treatment of short bowel syndrome, we and others have focused on the development of an artificial intestine, by placing intestinal stem cells on a bioscaffold that has an absorptive surface resembling native intestine, and taking advantage of neovascularization to develop a blood supply...
September 22, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937877/changes-in-peripapillary-nerve-fiber-layer-thickness-after-adjuvant-stereotactic-radiotherapy-in-patients-with-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Mahdy Ranjbar, Maximilian Kurz, Annekatrin Holzhey, Dirk Rades, Salvatore Grisanti
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT) in conjunction with intravitreal injections (IVI) of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) drugs on peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer (pRNFL) thickness in patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD). METHODS: This was a retrospective, observational case series of patients with nAMD, who underwent SRT and subsequently had at least 12 months of complete follow-up...
September 22, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937857/evaluation-of-retinal-blood-flow-before-and-after-panretinal-photocoagulation-using-pattern-scan-laser-for-diabetic-retinopathy
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Yoshihisa Yamada, Kiyoshi Suzuma, Naoko Onizuka, Masafumi Uematsu, Yasser Helmy Mohamed, Takashi Kitaoka
PURPOSE: Laser speckle flowgraphy (LSFG) can measure blood flow in the ocular fundus. We analyzed the relationship between retinal blood flow and panretinal photocoagulation (PRP) in diabetic retinopathy. METHODS: This retrospective observational study examined the eyes of 35 patients with proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) or non-PDR (NPDR). PRP was performed using a pattern scan laser. Using LSFG, blood flow was evaluated as the mean blur rate (MBR) or the relative flow volume (RFV)...
September 22, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937833/oct-angiography-for-monitoring-and-managing-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration
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P Malamos, G Tsolkas, M Kanakis, G Mylonas, D Karatzenis, N Oikonomopoulos, J Lakoumentas, Ilias Georgalas
PURPOSE: To evaluate the combined use of optical coherence tomography and angiography (OCT-A) for imaging choroidal neovascularization (CNV) secondary to neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective observational study was conducted from May 2015 to April 2017. Included in the study were 54 patients (n = 63 eyes), all of whom had CNV secondary to nAMD and all of whom had been examined by OCT-A. Angioscans (3x3 and 6 × 6) and conventional B-scan OCT scans were obtained for all patients at baseline and at various times during the 24-month follow-up period...
September 22, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937147/comparison-of-effectiveness-and-safety-between-conbercept-and-ranibizumab-for-treatment-of-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration-a-retrospective-case-controlled-non-inferiority-multiple-center-study
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J Cui, D Sun, H Lu, R Dai, L Xing, H Dong, L Wang, D Wei, B Jiang, Y Jiao, M M Jablonski, S Charles, W Gu, H Chen
PurposeTo compare the efficacy and safety of conbercept and ranibizumab when administered according to a treat-and-extend (TREX) protocol for the treatment of neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in China.Patients and methodsBetween May 2014 and May 2015, 180 patients were treated in a 1 : 1 ratio using conbercept or ranibizumab from four hospitals. Patients received either conbercept 0.5 mg or ranibizumab 0.5 mg intravitreal injections. Follow-up time was 1 year and treated based on a TREX approach...
September 22, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936743/therapeutic-potential-of-hematopoietic-stem-cell-derived-exosomes-in-cardiovascular-disease
#8
Jana Radosinska, Monika Bartekova
As other stem cells, hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) are able to produce extracellular vesicles (EVs) including exosomes and microvesicles. This chapter summarizes the knowledge about the production of EVs by the HSCs, their role in the intercellular communication, and will discuss the cargo of these EVs as well as protective effects of HSCs-derived exosomes and microvesicles in cardiovascular diseases (CVD). Available data showed that cardioprotective action of injected HSCs could not be explained by direct transdifferentiationof injected cells into the cardiomyocytes, this effect is suggested to be mediated via paracrine communication (by EVs) between donor and recipient cells...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936054/patterns-of-intermediate-uveitis-in-children-presenting-at-a-tertiary-eye-care-center-in-south-india
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Radha Annamalai, Jyotirmay Biswas
PURPOSE: To study the patterns of intermediate uveitis in the pediatric age group in a referral eye care center in South India. METHODS: This is a study of twenty consecutive patients under 16 years of age with intermediate uveitis, conducted at a tertiary referral center. Numerous variables were assessed, including age and gender distribution, laboratory data, the presence of systemic diseases, onset and course of ocular inflammation, clinical features, their complications, therapeutic strategies with their outcomes, remission, final visual acuity (VA), and characteristics associated with poor visual outcome...
April 2017: Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935154/inducible-knockout-of-syncytin-a-gene-leads-to-an-extensive-placental-vasculature-deficiency-implications-for-preeclampsia
#10
Shan Qiao, Fengchao Wang, Haibin Chen, Shi-Wen Jiang
Syncytin-1, a human endogenous retroviral envelope gene (HERVW1), is specifically expressed in placental trophoblasts and mediates the formation of syncytiotrophoblasts through a fusogenic activity. Syncytin-1 expression deficiency has been repeatedly observed in preeclamptic/IUGR placentas. Previous gene knockout studies indicated that in mice, complete syncytin-A null mouse embryos died in utero between 11.5 and 13.5days of gestation. However, the complete knockout model could not fully recapitulate the mid- to third-trimester, time-specific syncytin-1 deficiency in preeclampsia patients...
September 18, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935121/treatment-of-acute-ocular-chemical-burns
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REVIEW
Namrata Sharma, Manpreet Kaur, Tushar Agarwal, Virender S Sangwan, Rasik B Vajpayee
Ocular chemical burns are an ophthalmic emergency and are responsible for 11.5% to 22.1% of ocular injuries. Immediate copious irrigation is universally recommended in acute ocular burns to remove the offending agent and minimize damage. Conventional medical therapy consists of the use of agents that promote epithelialization, minimize inflammation, and prevent cicatricial complications. Biological fluids such as autologous serum, umbilical cord blood serum, platelet-rich plasma, and amniotic membrane suspension are a rich source of growth factors and promote healing when used as adjuncts to conventional therapy...
September 18, 2017: Survey of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933966/mobile-laser-indirect-ophthalmoscope-for-the-induction-of-choroidal-neovascularization-in-a-mouse-model
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Dov Weinberger, Elite Bor-Shavit, Tilda Barliya, Mor Dahbash, Opher Kinrot, Dan D Gaton, Yael Nisgav, Tami Livnat
PURPOSE: This study aims to evaluate and standardize the reliability of a mobile laser indirect ophthalmoscope in the induction of choroidal neovascularization (CNV) in a mouse model. MATERIALS & METHODS: A diode laser indirect ophthalmoscope was used to induce CNV in pigmented male C57BL/6J mice. Standardization of spot size and laser intensity was determined using different aspheric lenses with increasing laser intensities applied around the optic disc. Development of CNV was evaluated 1, 5, and 14 days post laser application using fluorescein angiography (FA), histology, and choroidal flat mounts stained for the endothelial marker CD31 and FITC-dextran...
September 21, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933517/new-treatment-modalities-for-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Patricio G Schlottmann, Arturo A Alezzandrini, Marcelo Zas, Francisco J Rodriguez, José D Luna, Lihteh Wu
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is considered one of the main causes of severe vision loss in older adults. The neovascular form (nAMD) is an advanced stage, which is responsible for the most severe vision loss. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is at present the main factor that leads to the development of a neovascular membrane and the increased leakage from the membrane to the retina. At present, anti-VEGF therapy is the only treatment that achieves vision gains in many patients and halts progression in most of them...
September 14, 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932340/contact-lenses-for-keratoconus-current-practice
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Marilita M Moschos, Eirini Nitoda, Panagiotis Georgoudis, Miltos Balidis, Eleftherios Karageorgiadis, Nikos Kozeis
BACKGROUND: Keratoconus is a chronic, bilateral, usuallly asymmetrical, non-inflammatory, ectatic disorder, being characterized by progressive steepening, thinning and apical scarring of the cornea. Initially, the patient is asymptomatic, but the visual acuity gradually decreases, resulting in significant vision loss due to the development of irregular astigmatism, myopia, corneal thinning and scarring. The classic treatment of visual rehabilitation in keratoconus is based on spectacles and contact lenses (CLs)...
2017: Open Ophthalmology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929029/association-of-rs1801157-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-of-cxcl12-gene-in-breast-cancer-in-pakistan-and-in-silico-expression-analysis-of-cxcl12-cxcr4-associated-biological-regulatory-network
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Samra Khalid, Rumeza Hanif
BACKGROUND: C-X-C chemokine ligand 12 (CXCL12) has important implications in breast cancer (BC) pathogenesis. It is selectively expressed on B and T lymphocytes and is involved in hematopoiesis, thymocyte trafficking, stem cell motility, neovascularization, and tumorigenesis. The single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) rs1801157 of CXCL12 gene has been found to be associated with higher risk of BC. METHODS: Our study focuses on the genotypic and allelic distribution of SNP (rs1801157; G/A) in Pakistani population as well as its association with the clinico-pathological features...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928981/association-of-neovascular-glaucoma-with-risk-of-stroke-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Cheng-Wen Su, Yue-Cune Chang, Cheng-Li Lin, Hsin-Yi Chen
Neovascular glaucoma (NVG), caused by ocular ischemia, is a serious ocular disease complicated by intractably increased intraocular pressure. Cerebrovascular accidents are classified into ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke. Based on the similar pathogenic mechanisms of NVG and ischemic stroke, we investigated the relationship between NVG and stroke by using a nationally representative sample. This study included 416 NVG patients and 4160 controls. Medical comorbidities were also evaluated. The cumulative incidence of ischemic stroke was 15...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928842/significant-response-to-ramucirumab-monotherapy-in-chemotherapy-resistant-recurrent-alpha-fetoprotein-producing-gastric-cancer-a-case-report
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Yasuhiro Arakawa, Miho Tamura, Keisuke Aiba, Kazuhiko Morikawa, Daisuke Aizawa, Masahiro Ikegami, Masami Yuda, Katsunori Nishikawa
Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP)-producing gastric cancer (AFPGC) is a relatively rare type of gastric cancer characterized by a high incidence of liver and lymph node metastases, and a poor prognosis. Few advanced AFPGC cases treated successfully with conventional chemotherapy have been reported thus far. Although the development of molecular-targeted therapy has improved the prognosis of various types of cancer, there are currently no tailored therapies for AFPGC. In the present report, the case of a chemotherapy-resistant recurrent AFPGC patient who exhibited a significant response to ramucirumab monotherapy is presented...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928465/endothelial-adenosine-a2a-receptor-mediated-glycolysis-is-essential-for-pathological-retinal-angiogenesis
#18
Zhiping Liu, Siyuan Yan, Jiaojiao Wang, Yiming Xu, Yong Wang, Shuya Zhang, Xizhen Xu, Qiuhua Yang, Xianqiu Zeng, Yaqi Zhou, Xuejiao Gu, Sarah Lu, Zhongjie Fu, David J Fulton, Neal L Weintraub, Ruth B Caldwell, Wenbo Zhang, Chaodong Wu, Xiao-Ling Liu, Jiang-Fan Chen, Aftab Ahmad, Ismail Kaddour-Djebbar, Mohamed Al-Shabrawey, Qinkai Li, Xuejun Jiang, Ye Sun, Akrit Sodhi, Lois Smith, Mei Hong, Yuqing Huo
Adenosine/adenosine receptor-mediated signaling has been implicated in the development of various ischemic diseases, including ischemic retinopathies. Here, we show that the adenosine A2a receptor (ADORA2A) promotes hypoxia-inducible transcription factor-1 (HIF-1)-dependent endothelial cell glycolysis, which is crucial for pathological angiogenesis in proliferative retinopathies. Adora2a expression is markedly increased in the retina of mice with oxygen-induced retinopathy (OIR). Endothelial cell-specific, but not macrophage-specific Adora2a deletion decreases key glycolytic enzymes and reduces pathological neovascularization in the OIR mice...
September 19, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928087/complement-factor-h-in-amd-bridging-genetic-associations-and-pathobiology
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REVIEW
Christopher B Toomey, Lincoln V Johnson, Catherine Bowes Rickman
AMD is a complex multifactorial disease characterized in its early stages by lipoprotein accumulations in BrM, seen on fundoscopic exam as drusen, and in its late forms by neovascularization ("wet") or geographic atrophy of the RPE cell layer ("dry"). Genetic studies have strongly supported a relationship between the alternative complement cascade, in particular the common H402 variant in Complement Factor H (CFH) and development of AMD. However, the functional significance of the CFH Y402H polymorphism remains elusive...
September 16, 2017: Progress in Retinal and Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927532/beyond-mouse-cancer-models-three-dimensional-human-relevant-in-vitro-and-non-mammalian-in-vivo-models-for-photodynamic-therapy
#20
REVIEW
Malgorzata Kucinska, Marek Murias, Patrycja Nowak-Sliwinska
The proper design of experiments is a critical step for each study in order to obtain reproducible and reliable data. Taking into account constant competitiveness in the quickly developing biomedical sciences and the availability of sophisticated techniques, the choice and establishment of an experimental model system are essential for a successful research project. Currently, various sophisticated in vitro and in vivo models are being designed and developed in order to replace the use of mammalian models to investigate the mechanisms of action, activity and properties of novel compounds or treatment modalities...
July 2017: Mutation Research
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