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Mariusz Z Ratajczak, Mateusz Adamiak, Monika Plonka, Ahmed Abdel-Latif, Janina Ratajczak
Hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells (HSPCs) circulate in peripheral blood (PB) under normal conditions and their number increases in response to stress, inflammation, tissue/organ injury, and may increase up to 100-fold after administration of mobilization-inducing drugs. Mounting evidence suggests that mobilizing agent-induced mobilization of HSPCs from bone marrow into PB is a result of innate immunity-mediated sterile inflammation in the bone marrow (BM) microenvironment. A critical initiating role in this process is played by tissue/organ injury-mediated or pharmacologically induced release from bone marrow-residing granulocytes and monocytes of (i) danger-associated molecular patterns (DAMPs), (ii) reactive oxygen species (ROS), and (iii) proteolytic and lipolytic enzymes...
March 5, 2018: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
Kondababu Kurakula, Duco S Koenis, Mark A Herzik, Yanyun Liu, John W Craft, Pieter B van Loenen, Mariska Vos, M Khang Tran, Henri H Versteeg, Marie-José T H Goumans, Wolfram Ruf, Carlie J M de Vries, Mehmet Şen
Tissue Factor is a cell-surface glycoprotein expressed in various cells of the vasculature and is the principal regulator of the blood coagulation cascade and hemostasis. Notably, aberrant expression of Tissue Factor is associated with cardiovascular pathologies such as atherosclerosis and thrombosis. Here, we sought to identify factors that regulate Tissue Factor gene expression and activity. Tissue Factor gene expression is regulated by various transcription factors, including activating protein-1 and nuclear factor-kappa B...
March 15, 2018: Haematologica
Ilaria Cavazzana, Laura Andreoli, Maarteen Limper, Franco Franceschini, Angela Tincani
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review focuses on new clinical aspects of antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) in the last 5 years. RECENT FINDINGS: The pathogenesis of APS is related to endothelial activation by mechanisms other than autoantibody-mediated massive coagulation. These include Toll-like receptors, the m-TORC pathway, and neutrophil activation, inducing an uncontrolled inflammatory cascade. Given these new pathogenetic hypotheses, the treatment of APS could be directed towards a fine balance between anticoagulation and immunomodulation...
March 15, 2018: Current Rheumatology Reports
Dmitry Tarasov, Dmitry Tovbin, Dmitry Malakhov, Arseniy Aybush, Natalia Tserkovnikova, Marina Savelyeva, Dmitry Sychev, Natalia Drozd, Alla Savchenko
BACKGROUND: Factor Xa (FXa) is known to play a central role in a blood coagulation cascade and considered to be one of the most attractive targets for oral anticoagulants of new generation. OBJECTIVE: Our approach for the development of directly acting oral anticoagulants (DOAC), FXa inhibitors was demonstrated in this work. METHOD: Chemical synthesis is the base of our approach for the development of potential inhibitors. In this work, the substances like R1-(CONH)-R2-(CONH)-R3 are being developed, using previously described docking and screening methods, where R1, R2, R3 are some chemical groups, (CONH) are amid bonds connecting R1, R2 and R3...
February 14, 2018: Current Drug Discovery Technologies
Konstantin Stark, Irene Schubert, Urjita Joshi, Badr Kilani, Parandis Hoseinpour, Manovriti Thakur, Petra Grünauer, Susanne Pfeiler, Tobias Schmidergall, Sven Stockhausen, Markus Bäumer, Sue Chandraratne, Marie-Luise von Brühl, Michael Lorenz, Raffaele Coletti, Sven Reese, Iina Laitinen, Sonja Maria Wörmann, Hana Algül, Christiane J Bruns, Jerry Ware, Nigel Mackman, Bernd Engelmann, Steffen Massberg
OBJECTIVE: Cancer patients are at high risk of developing deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and venous thromboembolism, a leading cause of mortality in this population. However, it is largely unclear how malignant tumors drive the prothrombotic cascade culminating in DVT. APPROACH AND RESULTS: Here, we addressed the pathophysiology of malignant DVT compared with nonmalignant DVT and focused on the role of tumor microvesicles as potential targets to prevent cancer-associated DVT...
February 1, 2018: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
Fabjan Andrej, Bajrovic F Fajko
Coagulation factors can affect cellular processes that include inflammatory signaling by acting on endothelial protease activated receptors, vascular smooth muscle and inflammatory cells beyond the coagulation cascade. This is important in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. Accordingly, experimental data points to beneficial effects of coagulation protease inhibitors on the attenuation of atherosclerosis progression in animal models. However, available clinical data do not support the use of anticoagulants as an add-on treatment of atherosclerosis...
February 5, 2018: Current Vascular Pharmacology
Dejun Ji, Bo Yang, Yongjun Li, Miaoying Cai, Wei Zhang, Guohu Cheng, Haiyan Guo
The high-quality brush hair, or Type III brush hair, is coarse hair but with a tip and little medulla, which uniquely grows in the cervical carina of Chinese Haimen goat (Capra hircus). To unveil the mechanism of the formation of Type III brush hair in Haimen goats, transcriptomic RNAseq technology was used for screening of differentially expressed genes (DEGs) in the skin samples of the Type III and the non-Type III hair goats, and these DEGs were analysed by KEGG pathway analysis. The results showed that a total of 295 DEGs were obtained, mainly from three main functional types: cellular component, molecular function and biological process...
January 2018: Royal Society Open Science
K Göbel, C Kleinschnitz, S G Meuth
Environmental factors and genetic predisposition influence the individual risk to develop multiple sclerosis (MS). Preclinical results in animal models of MS, such as experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), prove a significant contribution of the corpuscular and plasmatic coagulation system for the severity of MS. It was recently shown that key molecules of the coagulation cascade, such as fibrinogen, thrombin and factor XII can influence neuroinflammatory disorders such as MS. The inhibition of both fibrinogen and factor XII led to a significantly improved disease course in animal models...
February 5, 2018: Der Nervenarzt
Dileep D Monie, Emma P DeLoughery
Our understanding of thrombosis formation has evolved significantly ever since physician Rudolf Virchow proposed his "triad" theory in 1856. Modern science has elucidated the mechanisms of stasis, hypercoagulability, and endothelial dysfunction. Today, we have a firm understanding of the key molecular factors involved in the coagulation cascade and fibrinolytic system, as well as the underlying genetic influences. This knowledge of cellular and genetic contributors has been translated into diverse pharmaceutical interventions...
December 2017: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
Nicolas E Nunez-Navarro, Fabian M Santana, Loreto P Parra, Flavia C Zacconi
Factor Xa (FXa) plays a key role in haemostasis, it is a central part of the blood coagulation cascade which catalyzes the production of thrombin and leads to clot formation and wound closure. Therefore, FXa is an attractive target for the development of new anticoagulant agents. In this review, we will first describe the molecular features of this fundamental protein in order to understand its mechanism of action, an essential background for the design of novel inhibitors by means of synthetic organic chemistry or using peptides obtained from recombinant methodologies...
January 25, 2018: Current Medicinal Chemistry
A V Svirid, P V Ershov, E O Yablokov, L A Kaluzhskiy, Yu V Mezentsev, A V Florinskaya, T A Sushko, N V Strushkevich, A A Gilep, S A Usanov, A E Medvedev, A S Ivanov
Thromboxane synthase (TBXAS1) catalyzes the isomerization reaction of prostaglandin H2 producing thromboxane A2, the autocrine and paracrine factor in many cell types. A high activity and metastability by these arachidonic acid derivatives suggests the existence of supramolecular structures that are involved in the regulation of the biosynthesis and directed translocation of thromboxane to the receptor. The objective of this study was to identify TBXAS1 protein partners from human liver tissue lysate using a complex approach based on the direct molecular fishing technique, LC-MS/MS protein identification, and protein-protein interaction validation by surface plasmon resonance (SPR)...
October 2017: Acta Naturae
Gerasimos Dimitropoulos, S M Zubair Rahim, Alexandra Sophie Moss, Gregory Y H Lip
The field of anticoagulation has seen impressive progress over the last decade. The introduction of the Non Vitamin K Oral Anticoagulants (NOACs) has revolutionized practice surrounding thromboprophylaxis, treatment of thromboembolic disease and stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation (AF). However, the search for the 'holy grail' of anticoagulation, an agent that combines optimal efficacy with minimal bleeding diathesis, continues. Areas covered: In this paper we aim to summarize the current evidence from pre-clinical studies and early phase clinical trials, presenting the pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic properties as well as the safety and efficacy profiles of the most important antithrombotic agents in development...
January 2018: Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs
Allen P Kaplan, Coen Maas
The unpredictable nature of attacks of tissue swelling in hereditary angioedema requires the identification of reliable biomarkers to monitor disease activity as well as response to therapy. At present, one can assess a C4 level (by ELISA) to assist in diagnosis but neither C4 nor C1 inhibitor levels reflect clinical course or prognosis. We will here review a collection of plasma proteins involved in blood coagulation, fibrinolysis, and innate immunity (Figure 1). A main focus is those proteins that are key to the formation of bradykinin (BK); namely, factor XII, plasma prekallikrein/kallikrein, high-molecular weight kininogen, and BK itself since overproduction of BK is key to the disease...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
Samuel St-Onge, Louis P Perrault, Philippe Demers, Edward M Boyle, A Marc Gillinov, James Cox, Spencer Melby
BACKGROUND: Prevention strategies have long been sought to reduce the incidence and burden of postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) after heart surgery. However, none has emerged as a dominant and widely applicable prophylactic measure. The purpose of this review is to consider the biological mechanisms by which shed mediastinal blood leads to oxidation and inflammation within the postoperative pericardial environment and how this might trigger POAF in susceptible persons, as well as how it could represent a new target for prevention of POAF...
January 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Anastasia V Balakireva, Natalia V Kuznetsova, Anastasia I Petushkova, Lyudmila Savvateeva, Andrey A Zamyatnin
The main function of proteases in any living organism is the cleavage of proteins resulting in the degradation of damaged, misfolded and potentially harmful proteins and therefore providing the cell with amino acids essential for the synthesis of new proteins. Besides this main function, proteases may play an important role as signal molecules and participate in numerous protein cascades to maintain the vital processes of an organism. Plant proteases are no exception to this rule. Moreover, in contrast to human-encoded enzymes, many plant proteases possess exceptional features such as higher stability, unique substrate specificity and a wide pH range for enzymatic activity...
November 23, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
Ciro De Luca, Assunta Virtuoso, Nicola Maggio, Michele Papa
Blood coagulation factors and other proteins, with modulatory effects or modulated by the coagulation cascade have been reported to affect the pathophysiology of the central nervous system (CNS). The protease-activated receptors (PARs) pathway can be considered the central hub of this regulatory network, mainly through thrombin or activated protein C (aPC). These proteins, in fact, showed peculiar properties, being able to interfere with synaptic homeostasis other than coagulation itself. These specific functions modulate neuronal networks, acting both on resident (neurons, astrocytes, and microglia) as well as circulating immune system cells and the extracellular matrix...
October 12, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Yuhki Yanase, Shunsuke Takahagi, Michihiro Hide
Chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) is a common skin disorder characterized by daily or almost daily recurring skin edema and flare with itch. Recently, the activation of the blood coagulation cascade has been suggested to be involved in CSU, but the trigger of the coagulation cascade remains unclear. In this article, we review recent understanding of the relationship between the pathogenesis of CSU and extrinsic coagulation reactions. In CSU, vascular endothelial cells and eosinophils may play a role as TF-expressing cells for activating the extrinsic coagulation pathway...
October 6, 2017: Allergology International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology
Carlos F Lagos, Gerardine F Segovia, Nicolás Nuñez-Navarro, Mario A Faúndez, Flavia C Zacconi
Factor Xa (FXa), a vitamin K-dependent serine protease plays a pivotal role in the coagulation cascade, one of the most interesting targets for the development of new anticoagulants. In the present work, we performed a virtual screening campaign based on ligand-based shape and electrostatic similarity search and protein-ligand docking to discover novel FXa-targeted scaffolds for further development of inhibitors. From an initial set of 260,000 compounds from the NCI Open database, 30 potential FXa inhibitors were identified and selected for in vitro biological evaluation...
September 22, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
Libo He, Aidi Zhang, Lv Xiong, Yongming Li, Rong Huang, Lanjie Liao, Zuoyan Zhu, And Yaping Wang
Grass carp hemorrhagic disease, caused by the grass carp reovirus (GCRV), is a major disease that hampers the development of grass carp aquaculture in China. The mechanism underlying GCRV infection is still largely unknown. Circular RNAs (circRNAs) are important regulators involved in various biological processes. In the present study, grass carp were infected with GCRV, and spleen samples were collected at 0 (control), 1, 3, 5, and 7 days post-infection (dpi). Samples were used to construct and sequence circRNA libraries, and a total of 5052 circRNAs were identified before and after GCRV infection, of which 41 exhibited differential expression compared with controls...
September 14, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Hisashi Sahara, Hironosuke Watanabe, Thomas Pomposelli, Kazuhiko Yamada
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review describes the most recent progress in xeno lung transplantation (XLTx) to date. It describes the potential mechanisms of early xeno lung graft loss, as well as the latest therapeutic strategies to overcome them. RECENT FINDINGS: Using ex-vivo perfusion models of porcine lungs with human blood, the use of genetically modified pig lungs along with novel pharmaceutical approaches has recently been studied. Strategies that have demonstrated improved lung survival include the knockout of known xenoantigens (GalTKO and N-glycolylneuraminic acid-KO), genes that regulate complement activation (hCD46 and hCD55), as well as the inflammation/coagulation cascade (human leukocyte antigen-E, human thrombomodulin, human endothelial protein C receptor, hCD47, hCD39, hCD73 and heme oxygenase-1)...
December 2017: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation
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