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Factor VII

Imelda Seminerio, Nadège Kindt, Géraldine Descamps, Justine Bellier, Jérôme R Lechien, Quentin Mat, Charles Pottier, Fabrice Journé, Sven Saussez
Incidence of human papillomavirus (HPV)-related head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCCs) has increased over the last few decades. The reaction of the host immune system to these tumors remains biologically complex. Here, we investigated CD68+ macrophage numbers, reporting the prognostic value in comparison to other risk factors. We also examined CD68+ macrophage infiltration during disease progression regarding the impact of HPV infection, and we studied the role of HPV16-E6/E7 oncoproteins in CD68+ macrophage recruitment...
February 16, 2018: Oncotarget
Maria Rosaria Marchili, Elisa Santoro, Alessandra Marchesi, Simona Bianchi, Lelia Rotondi Aufiero, Alberto Villani
BACKGROUND: Vitamin K, a fat soluble vitamin, is a necessary cofactor for the activation of coagulation factors II, VII, IX, X, and protein C and S. In neonatal period, vitamin K deficiency may lead to Vitamin K Deficiency Bleeding (VKDB). CASE PRESENTATION: We present the case of a 2 months and 20 days Caucasian male, presented for bleeding from the injections sites of vaccines. At birth oral vitamin K prophylaxis was administered. Neonatal period was normal...
March 14, 2018: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
Cecilia Augustsson, Anders Svensson, Birgitte Kjaer, Tzu-Yuan Chao, Xia Wenjuan, Berit Olsen Krogh, Jens Breinholt, Jes Thorn Clausen, Ida Hilden, Helle Heibroch Petersen, Lars Christian Petersen
BACKGROUND: Initiation of coagulation is induced by binding of activated factor VII (FVIIa) to tissue factor (TF) and activation of factor X (FX) in a process regulated by tissue factor pathway inhibitor (TFPI). TFPI contains three Kunitz-type protease inhibitor domains (K1-K3) of which K1 and K2 block the active sites of FVIIa and FXa respectively. OBJECTIVE: To produce a monoclonal antibody (mAb) directed towards K1, to characterize the binding epitope, and to study its effect on TFPI inhibition...
March 12, 2018: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
Kali G Makedou, Eleni Vagdatli, Evangelia Patziarela, Vasiliki Konstantinidou, Eirini Poimenidou, Evgenia Lymperaki
BACKGROUND: Orthodox Christian believers fast abstaining from meat, eggs, dairy products or even fish and oil in certain days of the fasting period, three times a year. AIM: The present study aimed to investigate the impact of a 48-day fast before Easter in blood count parameters, coagulation and antioxidant status. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 35 healthy volunteers, 19-66 years old, were included in the study. White blood cells (WBC), lymphocytes (Lymph), granulocytes (Gran), haemoglobin (Hb), hematocrit (Ht), red blood cells (RBC), mean erythrocyte volume (MCV), platelets (Plt), were measured...
February 15, 2018: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
Saeed Bagherzadeh, Nasrollah Jabbari, Hamid Reza Khalkhali
PURPOSE: The present study attempts to calculate organ-absorbed and effective doses for cancer patients to estimate the possible cancer induction and cancer mortality risks resulting from 64-slice abdominopelvic computed tomography (CT) simulations for radiotherapy treatment planning (RTTP). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A group of 70 patients, who underwent 64-slice abdominopelvic CT scan for RTTP, voluntarily participated in the present study. To calculate organ and effective doses in a standard phantom of 70 kg, the collected dosimetric parameters were used with the ImPACT CT Patient Dosimetry Calculator...
March 12, 2018: International Journal of Radiation Biology
Dmitri V Konarev, Alexey V Kuzmin, Yoshiaki Nakano, Salavat S Khasanov, Akihiro Otsuka, Hideki Yamochi, Hiroshi Kitagawa, Rimma N Lyubovskaya
N-Methylimidazole (MeIm) solvates of vanadium(ii), chromium(ii) and iron(ii) phthalocyanines: [VII (MeIm)2 (Pc2- )]0 ·MeIm (1) and [MII (MeIm)2 (Pc2- )]0 ·2C6 H4 Cl2 (M = V (2), Cr (3), and Fe (4)) have been obtained and studied in a crystalline form. It has been shown that central metal atoms have the +2 oxidation state in 1-4 and dianionic Pc2- macrocycles are formed. Optical spectra of 1-3 (VII , CrII ) are different from that of 4 (FeII ) due to the appearance of intense absorption bands in the NIR range at 1187 nm for 1 and 2 and 1178 nm for 3 and manifestation of multiple bands in the visible range...
March 12, 2018: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
Alejandro Avilés-Reyes, Irlan Almeida Freires, Jessica K Kajfasz, Dicler Barbieri, James H Miller, José A Lemos, Jacqueline Abranches
We report the whole genome sequence (WGS) of the serotype e Cbm+ strain LAR01 of Streptococcus mutans, a dental pathogen frequently associated with extra-oral infections. The LAR01 genome is a single circular chromosome of 2.1 Mb with a GC content of 36.96%. The genome contains 15 PTS gene clusters, 7 cell wall-anchored (LPxTG) proteins, all genes required for the development of natural competence and genes coding for mutacins VI and K8. Interestingly, the cbm gene is genetically linked to a putative type VII secretion system that has been found in Mycobacteria and few other gram-positive bacteria...
March 9, 2018: Molecular Oral Microbiology
Massimo Franchini, Pier Mannuccio Mannucci
One of the most challenging issues facing us in the treatment of haemophilia is the development of alloantibodies against infused factor VIII (FVIII) or factor IX (FIX). Inhibitors render factor replacement therapy ineffective, exposing patients to an unacceptably high risk of morbidity and mortality. Besides the well-known bypassing agents (i.e. activated prothrombin complex concentrate and recombinant activated factor VII) used to treat or prevent bleeding in haemophilia patients with inhibitors, there is growing interest in a new class of therapeutic agents which act by enhancing coagulation (i...
February 14, 2018: Blood Transfusion, Trasfusione del Sangue
Deborah Repullo, Marie Diaz, Stéphane Holbrechts, Maria Gomez-Galdón, Dirk Van Gestel, Ali Bohlok, Gabriel Liberale, Vincent Donckier
BACKGROUND: The development of a second primary tumor is a potential late side effect of radiotherapy. Particularly, an increased risk of secondary cancers, mostly of digestive or breast origin, has been observed in patients treated with high-dose radiotherapy for Wilms tumor (WT) in childhood. However, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has been very rarely described as a potentially radiotherapy-induced tumor. We describe the case of a patient with an aggressive HCC 50 years after the treatment of a WT...
March 7, 2018: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
Andrzej B Szczepanik, Konrad Pielaciński, Anna M Oses-Szczepanik, Sławomir Huszcza, Andrzej Misiak, Wojciech P Dąbrowski, Sławomir Gajda
INTRODUCTION: Bleeding from esophageal varices is a serious clinical condition in hemophilia patients due to congenital deficiency or lack of clotting factors VIII (in hemophilia A) and IX (in hemophilia B), decreased clotting factor II, VII, IX, X synthesis in the course of chronic liver disease and hipersplenic thrombocytopenia. The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy and safety of endoscopic sclerotherapy in acute esophageal variceal bleeding and in secondary prophylaxis of hemorrhage...
February 28, 2018: Polski Przeglad Chirurgiczny
Michaela Oeller, Sandra Laner-Plamberger, Sarah Hochmann, Nina Ketterl, Martina Feichtner, Gabriele Brachtl, Anna Hochreiter, Cornelia Scharler, Lara Bieler, Pasquale Romanelli, Sebastien Couillard-Despres, Elisabeth Russe, Katharina Schallmoser, Dirk Strunk
Intravascular transplantation of tissue factor (TF)-bearing cells elicits an instant blood-mediated inflammatory reaction (IBMIR) resulting in thrombotic complications and reduced engraftment. Here we studied the hemocompatibility of commonly used human white adipose tissue (WAT), umbilical cord (UC) and bone marrow stromal cells (BMSC) and devised a possible strategy for safe and efficient stromal cell transplantation. Methods: Stromal cell identity, purity, and TF expression was tested by RTQ-PCR, flow cytometry and immunohistochemistry...
2018: Theranostics
Yongzhi Wang, Lingtao Luo, Oscar Ö Braun, Johannes Westman, Raed Madhi, Heiko Herwald, Matthias Mörgelin, Henrik Thorlacius
Abdominal sepsis is associated with dysfunctional hemostasis. Thrombin generation (TG) is a rate-limiting step in systemic coagulation. Neutrophils can expell neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) and/or microparticles (MPs) although their role in pathological coagulation remains elusive. Cecal ligation and puncture (CLP)-induced TG in vivo was reflected by a reduced capacity of plasma from septic animals to generate thrombin. Depletion of neutrophils increased TG in plasma from CLP mice. Sepsis was associated with increased histone 3 citrullination in neutrophils and plasma levels of cell-free DNA and DNA-histone complexes and administration of DNAse not only eliminated NET formation but also elevated TG in sepsis...
March 5, 2018: Scientific Reports
Gordon I Hale, Marta C Cohen, Oliver W Quarrell, John A McGrath, Andrew G Messenger
Epidermolysis bullosa pruriginosa (EBP) is a rare subtype of EB which is characterized by intense pruritus with blistering and nodular or lichenoid lesions most prominent on the lower extremities. It is caused by variants in COL7A1 which encodes for type VII collagen. There is wide phenotypic and genotypic variability between affected individuals. We report 2 potentially pathogenic variants in COL7A1 occurring on the same allele in a family with EBP and autosomal dominant inheritance. Late-onset EBP and incomplete penetrance may lead to delayed presentation in affected family members with the same variants...
January 1, 2018: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
Muhammad Waqas, Waqas Rahim, Durre Shohab, Muhammad Athar Khawaja, Zafar Ali, Nadira Mamoon
Primary renal angiosarcoma is a rare tumor. Epithelioid variant of primary renal angiosarcoma is extremely rare and aggressive entity described in literature as a few case reports. It presents as solid looking renal mass as other renal cell carcinomas. Management is not well described due to scarcity of cases and aggressiveness of disease. We hereby report a case of epithelioid renal angiosarcoma in a 62-year female who presented with features of infected perinephric collection. Histopathological and immunohistochemical examinations of the renal specimen revealed lower polar renal tumor with atypical epithelioid cells having eccentric nuclei with coarse chromatin and eosinophilic cytoplasm, which were positive for vascular endothelial (FLI-1, CD 34, CD31 and factor VII) as well as epithelial (CKAE1/AE3) immune markers...
March 2018: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
Claus Sixtus Jensen, Pia Bonde Nielsen, Hanne Vebert Olesen, Hans Kirkegaard, Hanne Aagaard
PURPOSE: Pediatric early warning score (PEWS) systems are used to monitor pediatric patients' vital signs and facilitate the treatment of patients at risk of deteriorating. The aim of this study was to gain knowledge about nurses' experiences with PEWS and to highlight factors facilitating and impeding the use of PEWS tools in clinical practice. DESIGN AND METHODS: An exploratory qualitative design was chosen using focus group interviews to gain a deeper understanding of nurses' experiences with PEWS...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
G Jordakieva, I Grabovac, E Valic, K E Schmidt, A Graff, A Schuster, K Hoffmann-Sommergruber, C Oberhuber, O Scheiner, A Goll, J Godnic-Cvar
Background: Inhalation exposure to fine and ultrafine particles (UFPs) has been associated with respiratory diseases. However, little is known on the quality, threshold levels and concentration of these particles causing adverse health effects. Methods: The impact of occupational exposure to submicrometer and UFPs was assessed in 30 healthy police shooting instructors by clinical investigation, self-assessment questionnaire, sputum and spirometry and compared to a control group...
2018: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology
Demetra Hufnagel, Laura G Goetz, Zhiwei Hu, Atunga Nyachieo, Thomas D'Hooghe, Asgerally Fazleabas, Antoni Duleba, Graciela Krikun, Hugh S Taylor, Charles J Lockwood
Endometriosis is a common condition in reproductive-aged women characterized by ectopic endometrial lesions of varied appearance, including red, white, blue, black or powder burn coloration, which contribute to chronic pain and infertility. The immunoconjugate molecule (Icon) targets Tissue Factor, a transmembrane receptor for Factor VII/VIIa that is aberrantly expressed in the endothelium supporting ectopic endometrial tissue. Icon has been shown to cause regression of endometriosis in a murine model of disease but prior to this study had not been tested in non-human primates...
February 5, 2018: Reproductive Biology
D L Beeler, W C Aird, M A Grant
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have provided insight into the molecular basis of human tissue factor (TF) activation of activated factor VII (FVIIa). TF-induced allosteric networks of FVIIa activation have been rationalized through analysis of the dynamic changes and residue connectivities in the human soluble TF (sTF)/FVIIa complex structure during molecular dynamics (MD) simulation. Evolutionary conservation of the molecular mechanisms for TF-induced allosteric FVIIa activation between human and extant vertebrate jawless fish (lamprey), where blood coagulation emerged more than 500 million years ago, is unknown and of considerable interest...
February 8, 2018: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
Dibyendu De, Hemant Kumar Nayak, Suvro Sankha Datta, Nurul Islam, Sandeepan Halder
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January 2018: Indian Journal of Hematology & Blood Transfusion
Karl J Niklas, A Keith Dunker, Inmaculada Yruela
The evolution of complex multicellular life forms occurred multiple times and was attended by cell type specialization. We review seven lines of evidence indicating that intrinsically disordered/ductile proteins (IDPs) played a significant role in the evolution of multicellularity and cell type specification: (i) most eukaryotic transcription factors (TFs) and multifunctional enzymes contain disproportionately long IDP sequences (≥30 residues in length), whereas highly conserved enzymes are normally IDP region poor; (ii) ~80% of the proteome involved in development are IDPs; (iii) the majority of proteins undergoing alternative splicing (AS) of pre-mRNA contain significant IDP regions; (iv) proteins encoded by DNA regions flanking crossing-over 'hot spots' are significantly enriched in IDP regions; (v) IDP regions are disproportionately subject to combinatorial post-translational modifications (PTMs) as well as AS; (vi) proteins involved in transcription and RNA processing are enriched in IDP regions; and (vii) a strong positive correlation exists between the number of different cell types and the IDP proteome fraction across a broad spectrum of uni- and multicellular algae, plants, and animals...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Experimental Botany
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