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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527401/prognostic-factors-on-graft-versus-host-disease-free-and-relapse-free-survival-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-for-adults-with-acute-leukemia
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Jie Tan, Ya Wang, Si-Jian Yu, Yong-Yong Ma, Hu-Yi Lei, Qi-Fa Liu
The cure of acute leukemia by allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) is closely linked to major complications leading to adverse outcomes, including graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), disease relapse and death. This study retrospectively investigated a consecutive series of 312 adult patients with acute leukemia receiving allo-HSCT by using a novel concept of GVHD-free/relapse-free survival (GRFS), and further evaluated the impact of clinical factors on GRFS. Results indicated that the 1- and 2-year GRFS were 54...
May 12, 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527282/-determination-of-hla-a-b-and-drb1-polymorphism-in-brain-dead-organ-donors-representative-of-the-colombian-general-population-2007-2014
#2
Yazmin Rocío Arias, Karime Osorio-Arango, Brayan Bayona, Guadalupe Ercilla, Mauricio Beltrán-Durán
INTRODUCTION: Genes encoding for human leukocyte antigens (HLA) are highly polymorphic and of great importance in organ transplantation procedures, as determining allelic frequencies in defined populations is taken into account among the scientific criteria for organ allocation. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to establish the antigen HLA-A, -B, and -DRB1 haplotype frequencies in organ donors representative of the Colombian population after brain death...
June 1, 2017: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527281/-survival-in-renal-transplant-recipients-in-colombia-2008-2012
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Karime Osorio-Arango, Mauricio Beltrán-Durán, Yazmín Arias-Murillo, Franklyn Prieto, Adriana Robayo
INTRODUCTION: The Red Nacional de Donación y Trasplantes of the Colombian Instituto Nacional de Salud reported that in 2014, 1,059 organ transplants were performed, of which 761 were kidney transplants, and 643 (84.5%) of these were from cadaveric organ donors. OBJECTIVE: To describe the socio-demographic characteristics of patients who received renal transplants, as well as their outcomes in terms of survival. MATERIALS AND METHODS: National kidney transplants were analyzed through an observational retrospective cohort study...
June 1, 2017: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527117/non-viral-and-viral-delivery-systems-for-crispr-cas9-technology-in-the-biomedical-field
#4
REVIEW
Zhi-Yao He, Ke Men, Zhou Qin, Yang Yang, Ting Xu, Yu-Quan Wei
The clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR)-associated protein 9 (CRISPR-Cas9) system provides a novel genome editing technology that can precisely target a genomic site to disrupt or repair a specific gene. Some CRISPR-Cas9 systems from different bacteria or artificial variants have been discovered or constructed by biologists, and Cas9 nucleases and single guide RNAs (sgRNA) are the major components of the CRISPR-Cas9 system. These Cas9 systems have been extensively applied for identifying therapeutic targets, identifying gene functions, generating animal models, and developing gene therapies...
May 2, 2017: Science China. Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527046/on-harm-thresholds-and-living-organ-donation-must-the-living-donor-benefit-on-balance-from-his-donation
#5
Nicola Jane Williams
For the majority of scholars concerned with the ethics of living organ donation, inflicting moderate harms on competent volunteers in order to save the lives or increase the life chances of others is held to be justifiable provided certain conditions are met. These conditions tend to include one, or more commonly, some combination of the following: (1) The living donor provides valid consent to donation. (2) Living donation produces an overall positive balance of harm-benefit for donors and recipients which cannot be obtained in a less harmful manner...
May 19, 2017: Medicine, Health Care, and Philosophy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526905/effectiveness-of-acellular-dermal-matrix-on-autologous-split-thickness-skin-graft-in-treatment-of-deep-tissue-defect-esthetic-subjective-and-objective-evaluation
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Yoo Jung Lee, Myong Chul Park, Dong Ha Park, Hyung Min Hahn, Sue Min Kim, Il Jae Lee
BACKGROUND: A split-thickness skin graft (STSG) is performed to cover a large full-thickness skin defect. Esthetic and functional deficits can result, and many studies have sought to overcome them. This study compared the effectiveness of the acellular dermal matrix (ADM) graft and STSG concerning esthetic and functional effectiveness of ADM on scar quality. METHODS: Of the patients who underwent anterolateral thigh free flap from 2011 to 2015, patients who received skin graft only (n = 10) or skin graft with ADM (n = 20) for coverage of the donor site were enrolled...
May 19, 2017: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526793/genomic-analysis-of-calderihabitans-maritimus-kkc1-a-thermophilic-hydrogenogenic-carboxydotrophic-bacterium-isolated-from-marine-sediment
#7
Kimiho Omae, Yasuko Yoneda, Yuto Fukuyama, Takashi Yoshida, Yoshihiko Sako
Calderihabitans maritimus KKC1 is a thermophilic hydrogenogenic carboxydotroph isolated from a submerged marine caldera. Here, we describe the de novo sequencing and feature analysis of the C. maritimus KKC1 genome. Genome-based phylogenetic analysis confirmed that C. maritimus KKC1 was most closely related to the genus Moorella, which includes well-studied acetogenic members. Comparative genomic analysis revealed that, like Moorella, C. maritimus KKC1 retained both the CO2-reducing Wood-Ljungdahl pathway and energy-converting hydrogenase-based module activated by reduced ferredoxin, but lacked the HydABC and NfnAB electron bifurcating enzymes and pyruvate:ferredoxin oxidoreductase required for ferredoxin reduction during acetogenic growth...
May 19, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526762/exacerbation-of-thromboinflammation-by-hyperglycemia-precipitates-cerebral-infarct-growth-and-hemorrhagic-transformation
#8
Jean-Philippe Desilles, Varouna Syvannarath, Véronique Ollivier, Clément Journé, Sandrine Delbosc, Célina Ducroux, William Boisseau, Liliane Louedec, Lucas Di Meglio, Stéphane Loyau, Martine Jandrot-Perrus, Louis Potier, Jean-Baptiste Michel, Mikael Mazighi, Benoit Ho-Tin-Noé
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Admission hyperglycemia is associated with a poor outcome in acute ischemic stroke. How hyperglycemia impacts the pathophysiology of acute ischemic stroke remains largely unknown. We investigated how preexisting hyperglycemia increases ischemia/reperfusion cerebral injury. METHODS: Normoglycemic and streptozotocin-treated hyperglycemic rats were subjected to transient middle cerebral artery occlusion. Infarct growth and brain perfusion were assessed by magnetic resonance imaging...
May 19, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526543/thyroid-hormone-biosynthesis-machinery-is-altered-in-the-ischemic-myocardium-an-epigenomic-study
#9
Carolina Gil-Cayuela, Esther Roselló-LLetí, Estefanía Tarazón, Ana Ortega, Juan Sandoval, Luis Martínez-Dolz, Juan Cinca, Esther Jorge, José Ramón González-Juanatey, Francisca Lago, Miguel Rivera, Manuel Portolés
BACKGROUND: Abnormal thyroid hormone (TH) metabolism is significantly associated with impaired left ventricular (LV) function and death. Although TH was traditionally thought to be produced exclusively by the thyroid gland, an increasing number of studies report TH production in other tissues. Based on these findings, we evaluated whether the genes required for TH biosynthesis are expressed in the human heart, and whether their expression is altered in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy (ICM) and is related to epigenetic variations...
May 11, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526401/a-prospective-study-of-the-reliability-and-validity-of-the-live-donor-assessment-tool
#10
Brian M Iacoviello, Akhil Shenoy, Julia Hunt, Zorica Filipovic-Jewell, Brandy Haydel, Dianne LaPointe Rudow
BACKGROUND: The psychosocial evaluation is an important part of the live organ donor evaluation process, yet this is not standardized across institutions. OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to prospectively test the reliability and validity of a semistructured psychosocial evaluation tool that was recently developed and reported in the literature (the Live Donor Assessment Tool [LDAT]). METHODS: A total of 248 live donor candidates who presented for evaluation were invited to participate in a study that involved the LDAT being scored as part of the standard psychosocial evaluation process; 222 provided informed consent...
March 16, 2017: Psychosomatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526045/standardization-of-platelet-releasate-products-for-clinical-applications-in-cell-therapy-a-mathematical-approach
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Francesco Agostini, Jerry Polesel, Monica Battiston, Elisabetta Lombardi, Stefania Zanolin, Alessandro Da Ponte, Giuseppe Astori, Cristina Durante, Mario Mazzucato
BACKGROUND: Standardized animal-free components are required for manufacturing cell-based medicinal products. Human platelet concentrates are sources of growth factors for cell expansion but such products are characterized by undesired variability. Pooling together single-donor products improves consistency, but the minimal pool sample size was never determined. METHODS: Supernatant rich in growth factors (SRGF) derived from n = 44 single-donor platelet-apheresis was obtained by CaCl2 addition...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525955/imaging-and-manipulating-energy-transfer-among-quantum-dots-at-individual-dot-resolution
#12
Duc A Nguyen, Huy A Nguyen, Joseph W Lyding, Martin Gruebele
Many processes of interest in quantum dots involve charge or energy transfer from one dot to another. Energy transfer in films of quantum dots as well as between linked quantum dots has been demonstrated by luminescence shift, and the ultrafast time-dependence of energy transfer processes has been resolved. Bandgap variation among dots (energy disorder) and dot separation are known to play an important role in how energy diffuses. Thus it would be very useful if energy transfer could be visualized directly on a dot-by-dot basis among small clusters or within films of quantum dots...
May 19, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525871/different-binding-mechanisms-of-neutral-and-anionic-poly-perfluorinated-chemicals-to-human-transthyretin-revealed-by-in-silico-models
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Xianhai Yang, Felichesmi Lyakurwa, Hongbin Xie, Jingwen Chen, Xuehua Li, Xianliang Qiao, Xiyun Cai
Chemical forms-dependent binding interactions between phenolic compounds and human transthyretin (hTTR) have been elaborated previously. However, it is not known whether the binding interactions between ionizable halogenated alphatic compounds and hTTR also have the same manner. In this study, poly-/perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) were selected as model compounds and molecular dynamic simulation was performed to investigate the binding mechanisms between PFCs and hTTR. Results show the binding interactions between the halogenated aliphatic compounds and hTTR are related to the chemical forms...
May 5, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525753/the-u6-snrna-m-6-a-methyltransferase-mettl16-regulates-sam-synthetase-intron-retention
#14
Kathryn E Pendleton, Beibei Chen, Kuanqing Liu, Olga V Hunter, Yang Xie, Benjamin P Tu, Nicholas K Conrad
Maintenance of proper levels of the methyl donor S-adenosylmethionine (SAM) is critical for a wide variety of biological processes. We demonstrate that the N(6)-adenosine methyltransferase METTL16 regulates expression of human MAT2A, which encodes the SAM synthetase expressed in most cells. Upon SAM depletion by methionine starvation, cells induce MAT2A expression by enhanced splicing of a retained intron. Induction requires METTL16 and its methylation substrate, a vertebrate conserved hairpin (hp1) in the MAT2A 3' UTR...
May 18, 2017: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525673/report-on-50-cases-of-severe-acute-hypotension-at-donor-plasmaphereses-treatment-and-course
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Josef Evers, George B Schreiber, Uwe Taborski
INTRODUCTION: This paper reports our experience in 50 cases with severe hypotensive reactions at plasma donations (synonymous with donor plasmaphereses). METHODS: Plasma donors who developed a severe acute hypotensive reaction at donor plasmapheresis, and were treated by placing the donor in the Trendelenburg position and rapid infusion of 1,000 mL saline were investigated. Plasmaphereses were performed with the Haemonetics® plasma collecting system 2 (PCS2). The results were analyzed using Excel...
May 19, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525535/sexual-dimorphism-and-aging-differentially-regulate-adaptive-homeostasis
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Laura C D Pomatto, John Tower, Kelvin J A Davies
External and internal stimuli cause modifications to gene and biochemical pathways. In turn, demonstrating that biological systems continuously make short-term adaptations both to set-points, and to the range of "normal" capacity, due to mild conditional changes, or to subtoxic, nondamaging levels of chemical agents. This is termed as "Adaptive Homeostasis," defined with the following: "The transient expansion or contraction of the homeostatic range in response to exposure to sub-toxic, nondamaging, signaling molecules or events, or the removal or cessation of such molecules or events...
May 18, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524885/ocular-surface-analysis-in-hematological-patients-before-and-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-implication-for-daily-clinical-practice
#17
G Giannaccare, F Bonifazi, M Sessa, E Dan, M Arpinati, M Fresina, G Bandini, M Cavo, P Versura, E C Campos
PurposeTo evaluate ocular surface parameters before and after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) and to correlate them with clinical and transplant variables.MethodsThis is a retrospective analysis of data from 93 patients affected by hematological malignancies undergoing HSCT. Values from Ocular Surface Disease Index, Schirmer test, Break-up Time, ocular surface staining, and Meibomian Gland Dysfunction score obtained before HSCT and 3-6 months after were retrieved from charts. Diagnosis and staging of dry eye (DE) disease was performed according to Dry Eye WorkShop criteria...
May 19, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524866/succession-in-the-petroleum-reservoir-microbiome-through-an-oil-field-production-lifecycle
#18
Adrien Vigneron, Eric B Alsop, Bartholomeus P Lomans, Nikos C Kyrpides, Ian M Head, Nicolas Tsesmetzis
Subsurface petroleum reservoirs are an important component of the deep biosphere where indigenous microorganisms live under extreme conditions and in isolation from the Earth's surface for millions of years. However, unlike the bulk of the deep biosphere, the petroleum reservoir deep biosphere is subject to extreme anthropogenic perturbation, with the introduction of new electron acceptors, donors and exogenous microbes during oil exploration and production. Despite the fundamental and practical significance of this perturbation, there has never been a systematic evaluation of the ecological changes that occur over the production lifetime of an active offshore petroleum production system...
May 19, 2017: ISME Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524827/impact-of-human-leukocyte-antigen-loci-and-haplotypes-on-intestinal-acute-graft-versus-host-disease-after-human-leukocyte-antigen-matched-sibling-peripheral-blood-stem-cell-transplantation
#19
Fa-Hong Yan, Mei Wang, Jian-Feng Yao, Er-Lie Jiang, Ming-Zhe Han
BACKGROUND: Acute graft-versus-host disease (aGVHD) is a common and severe complication of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT). Some studies have found that the presence of certain specific human leukocyte antigen (HLA) loci could affect the occurrence of aGVHD. Meanwhile, the impact of HLA haplotypes on aGVHD has been rarely studied. This study aimed to investigate the effects of HLA loci and haplotypes on intestinal aGVHD. METHODS: Totally, 345 consecutive patients undergoing first HLA-matched sibling peripheral blood stem cell transplantation (PBSCT) from February 2004 to June 2013 at Institute of Hematology and Blood Diseases Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, were enrolled in this study...
June 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524801/association-of-ugt2b7-ugt1a9-abcg2-and-il23r-polymorphisms-with-rejection-risk-in-kidney-transplant-patients
#20
Heloísa Lizotti Cilião, Rossana Batista Oliveira Camargo-Godoy, Marilesia Ferreira de Souza, Mariana Bisarro Dos Reis, Lorena Iastrenski, Vinicius Daher Alvares Delfino, Silvia Regina Rogatto, Ilce Mara de Syllos Cólus
Despite advances in testing compatibility between donor and recipient, graft rejection remains a current concern. Single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) that codify altered enzymes of metabolism, drug transport, and the immune system may contribute to graft rejection in transplant patients. This study examined the association between SNPs present in genes of these processes and occurrence of graft rejection episodes in 246 kidney transplant patients, 35% of which were diagnosed with rejection. Genotype-gene expression associations were also assessed...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part A
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