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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924363/thrombospondin-1-gene-deficiency-worsens-the-neurological-outcomes-of-traumatic-brain-injury-in-mice
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Chongjie Cheng, Zhanyang Yu, Song Zhao, Zhengbu Liao, Changhong Xing, Yinghua Jiang, Yong-Guang Yang, Michael J Whalen, Eng H Lo, Xiaochuan Sun, Xiaoying Wang
Background: Thrombospondin-1 (TSP-1) is an extracellular matrix protein that plays multiple physiological and pathophysiological roles in the brain. Experimental reports suggest that TSP-1 may have an adverse role in neuronal function recovery under certain injury conditions. However, the roles of TSP-1 in traumatic brain injury (TBI) have not been elucidated. In this study we for the first time investigated the roles of TSP-1 in a controlled cortical impact (CCI) model of TBI in TSP-1 knockout (TSP-1 KO) and wild type (WT) mice...
2017: International Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906481/insights-into-the-diagnostic-potential-of-extracellular-vesicles-and-their-mirna-signature-from-liquid-biopsy-as-early-biomarkers-of-diabetic-micro-macrovascular-complications
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REVIEW
Valeria La Marca, Alessandra Fierabracci
Extracellular vesicles (EVs) represent a heterogeneous population of small vesicles, consisting of a phospholipidic bilayer surrounding a soluble interior cargo. Almost all cell types release EVs, thus they are naturally present in all body fluids. Among the several potential applications, EVs could be used as drug delivery vehicles in disease treatment, in immune therapy because of their immunomodulatory properties and in regenerative medicine. In addition to general markers, EVs are characterized by the presence of specific biomarkers (proteins and miRNAs) that allow the identification of their cell or tissue origin...
September 14, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901462/role-of-ghrelin-in-small-intestinal-motility-following-pediatric-intracerebral-hemorrhage-in-mice
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Jieyu Zan, Lei Song, Jiejie Wang, Rong Zou, Fei Hong, Jinhua Zhao, Yijun Cheng, Ming Xu
Small intestinal motility (SIM) disorder is a common complication following pediatric intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH), leading to a poor prognosis in patients. Previous studies have shown that ghrelin is involved in SIM in various diseases; however, the role of ghrelin in pediatric ICH‑induced SIM disorder remains to be elucidated. The present study was designed to investigate the association between ghrelin and SIM post‑ICH, and to examine the effect of exogenous ghrelin administration on SIM in vivo...
September 12, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892085/circulating-endothelial-cell-count-a-reliable-marker-of-endothelial-damage-in-patients-undergoing-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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C Almici, C Skert, B Bruno, A Bianchetti, R Verardi, A Di Palma, A Neva, S Braga, G Piccinelli, G Piovani, M Malagola, S Bernardi, L Giaccone, L Brunello, M Festuccia, K Baeten, D Russo, M Marini
The physio-pathologic interrelationships between endothelium and GvHD have been better elucidated and have led to definition of the entity 'endothelial GvHD' as an essential early phase prior to the clinical presentation of acute GvHD. Using the CellSearch system, we analyzed circulating endothelial cells (CEC) in 90 allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) patients at the following time-points: T1 (pre-conditioning), T2 (pre-transplant), T3 (engraftment), T4 (onset of GvHD) and T5 (1 week after steroid treatment)...
September 11, 2017: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885470/poor-microcirculatory-flow-dynamics-are-associated-with-endothelial-cell-damage-and-glycocalyx-shedding-following-traumatic-hemorrhagic-shock
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David N Naumann, Jon Hazeldine, Mark J Midwinter, Sam D Hutchings, Paul Harrison
BACKGROUND: Endothelial cell damage and glycocalyx shedding following trauma can increase the risk of inflammation, coagulopathy, vascular permeability and death. Bedside sublingual video-microscopy may detect worse flow and perfusion associated with this endotheliopathy. We compared markers of endotheliopathy with physical flow dynamics following traumatic hemorrhagic shock (THS). METHODS: Sublingual incident dark field video-microscopy was performed at three time-points following injury (<10h; 10-30h; and 30-50h)...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867452/the-role-of-osteoprotegerin-in-the-crosstalk-between-vessels-and-bone-its-potential-utility-as-a-marker-of-cardiometabolic-diseases
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REVIEW
Luc Rochette, Alexandre Meloux, Eve Rigal, Marianne Zeller, Yves Cottin, Catherine Vergely
Among the numerous molecules that are being studied for their potential utility as biomarkers of cardiovascular diseases, much interest has been shown in the superfamily of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) receptors. Members of this family include osteoprotegerin (OPG) and its ligands, which are receptor activators of nuclear factor κB ligand (RANKL) and TNF-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL). These signals may be expressed and regulated, and their functions could be involved in several physiological and pathological processes...
September 1, 2017: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855976/antioxidant-effects-of-a-hydroxytyrosol-based-pharmaceutical-formulation-on-body-composition-metabolic-state-and-gene-expression-a-randomized-double-blinded-placebo-controlled-crossover-trial
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Carmela Colica, Laura Di Renzo, Domenico Trombetta, Antonella Smeriglio, Sergio Bernardini, Giorgia Cioccoloni, Renata Costa de Miranda, Paola Gualtieri, Paola Sinibaldi Salimei, Antonino De Lorenzo
Hydroxytyrosol (HT) plays a significant role in cardiovascular disease (CVD) protection, and its metabolites are able to protect from the endothelial dysfunction commonly present in atherosclerosis. This randomized double-blinded, placebo-controlled crossover trial determined the effect in healthy volunteers of two gastroresistant capsules containing 15 mg/day of HT, for a 3-week period (HTT). Evaluation of nutritional status, serum metabolites, oxidative stress biomarkers, and gene expression of 9 genes related to oxidative stress, inflammation, and CVDs was performed...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852484/sickle-cell-disease-and-albuminuria-recent-advances-in-our-understanding-of-sickle-cell-nephropathy
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Vincent Audard, Pablo Bartolucci, Thomas Stehlé
Albuminuria is considered to be a relevant biomarker for the detection of early glomerular damage in patients with sickle cell disease (SCD). Improvements in our understanding of the pathophysiological processes and molecular mechanisms underlying albuminuria are required, because increasing numbers of patients with SCD are developing chronic kidney disease. The early recognition of sickle cell nephropathy (SCN) and studies of the natural course of this emerging renal disease are therefore crucial, together with identification of the associated clinical and biological risk factors, to make it possible to initiate kidney-protective therapy at early stages of renal impairment...
August 2017: Clinical Kidney Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841902/markers-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-patients-with-sepsis-the-role-of-soluble-thrombomodulin
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Shinshu Katayama, Shin Nunomiya, Kansuke Koyama, Masahiko Wada, Toshitaka Koinuma, Yuya Goto, Ken Tonai, Jun Shima
BACKGROUND: Endothelial activation and damage occur early during sepsis, with activated coagulopathy and playing a major role in the pathophysiology of sepsis-induced acute kidney injury (AKI). The aim of this study was to compare the various biomarkers of endothelial injury with the biomarkers of coagulation and inflammation and to determine a significant predictor of AKI in patients with sepsis. METHODS: We conducted a single-center, retrospective, observational study on patients with sepsis fulfilling the Third International Consensus Definitions for Sepsis and Septic Shock criteria admitted to an adult intensive care unit (ICU) at a university hospital from June 2011 to December 2016...
August 25, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840836/predictive-ability-of-circulating-osteoprotegerin-as-a-novel-biomarker-for-early-detection-of-acute-kidney-injury-induced-by-sepsis
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Mona Schaalan, Waleed Mohamed
Though significant progress has been made towards new diagnostic approaches for early detection of acute kidney injury (AKI) induced by different factors, there is still an urgent demand for a more specific and predictive biomarker for each type. The aim of this study is to unravel the potential diagnostic utility of circulating osteoprotegerin (OPG) in septic patients who developed AKI in the ICU, compared to cystatin C (a renal function maker) and KIM-1 (a kidney damage marker). Eighty patients (male = 43, female = 37) with ages ranging from 42 to 46 years and with sepsis, 40 of whom developed AKI, and 30 healthy controls were enrolled in this prospective study...
June 1, 2017: European Cytokine Network
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810002/retinal-oximetry-discovers-novel-biomarkers-in-retinal-and-brain-diseases
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REVIEW
Einar Stefánsson, Olof Birna Olafsdottir, Anna Bryndis Einarsdottir, Thorunn Scheving Eliasdottir, Thor Eysteinsson, Wouter Vehmeijer, Evelien Vandewalle, Toke Bek, Sveinn Hakon Hardarson
Purpose: Biomarkers for several eye and brain diseases are reviewed, where retinal oximetry may help confirm diagnosis or measure severity of disease. These include diabetic retinopathy, central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO), retinitis pigmentosa, glaucoma, and Alzheimer's disease. Methods: Retinal oximetry is based on spectrophotometric fundus imaging and measures oxygen saturation in retinal arterioles and venules in a noninvasive, quick, safe manner. Retinal oximetry detects changes in oxygen metabolism, including those that result from ischemia or atrophy...
May 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800312/circulating-endothelial-cells-and-microparticles-for-prediction-of-tumor-progression-and-outcomes-in-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Fadi Najjar, Moocheer Alammar, Ghassan Al-Massarani, Nissreen Almalla, Abdulmunim Aljapawe, Adnan Ikhtiar
BACKGROUND: Circulating endothelial cells (CECs) and microparticles (MPs) are proposed as useful biosensors for angiogenesis and membrane damage in cancer. OBJECTIVE: We investigated their predictive value for progression disease (PD) and clinical outcomes in advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients treated with cytotoxic chemotherapy. METHODS: Peripheral blood samples were obtained from 60 patients. Immunomagnetic separation (IMS) and flow cytometry techniques were used to quantify CECs and MPs, respectively...
July 31, 2017: Cancer Biomarkers: Section A of Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797111/angiogenic-t-cell-expansion-correlates-with-severity-of-peripheral-vascular-damage-in-systemic-sclerosis
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Mirko Manetti, Sara Pratesi, Eloisa Romano, Silvia Bellando-Randone, Irene Rosa, Serena Guiducci, Bianca Saveria Fioretto, Lidia Ibba-Manneschi, Enrico Maggi, Marco Matucci-Cerinic
The mechanisms underlying endothelial cell injury and defective vascular repair in systemic sclerosis (SSc) remain unclear. Since the recently discovered angiogenic T cells (Tang) may have an important role in the repair of damaged endothelium, this study aimed to analyze the Tang population in relation to disease-related peripheral vascular features in SSc patients. Tang (CD3+CD31+CXCR4+) were quantified by flow cytometry in peripheral blood samples from 39 SSc patients and 18 healthy controls (HC). Circulating levels of the CXCR4 ligand stromal cell-derived factor (SDF)-1α and proangiogenic factors were assessed in paired serum samples by immunoassay...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795678/-neutrophil-extracellular-traps-and-coagulation-dysfunction-in-sepsis
#14
Fangxiao Zhang, Zhidan Zhang, Xiaochun Ma
Neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) are net-like structure composed of DNA and nuclear proteins, which are produced by activated neutrophils under the circumstances of a variety of pathogens or drugs. As part of defensive mechanism, NETs have been proved to restrict the spread of pathogens and release of antimicrobial molecules. NETs can not only strengthen the adhesion between neutrophils and platelets, promote platelet mediated procoagulant reaction, but also lead to endothelial cell damage and coagulopathy in sepsis...
August 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793282/increased-risk-of-atherosclerosis-in-patients-with-sarcoidosis
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Elena Bargagli, Elisabetta Rosi, Massimo Pistolesi, Federico Lavorini, Luca Voltolini, Paola Rottoli
Sarcoidosis is a systemic granulomatous disease of unknown etiology. Recent studies demonstrated that its pathogenesis is related with enhanced oxidative stress (protein carbonylation and lipid peroxidation) and alterations in the circulating lipid profile. Alterations of lipid metabolism (including the reduction in high-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels and apolipoprotein A1 concentrations) induce plasma membrane, bronchial and lung capillary endothelial cell damage in sarcoidosis patients. Dyslipidemia is associated with increased oxidative stress, diminished overall antioxidative protection and increased risk for atherosclerosis...
August 10, 2017: Pathobiology: Journal of Immunopathology, Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775055/in-vivo-imaging-of-venous-side-cerebral-small-vessel-disease-in-older-adults-an-mri-method-at-7t
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C E Shaaban, H J Aizenstein, D R Jorgensen, R L MacCloud, N A Meckes, K I Erickson, N W Glynn, J Mettenburg, J Guralnik, A B Newman, T S Ibrahim, P J Laurienti, A N Vallejo, C Rosano
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Traditional neuroimaging markers of small-vessel disease focus on late-stage changes. We aimed to adapt a method of venular assessment at 7T for use in older adults. We hypothesized that poorer venular morphologic characteristics would be related to other small-vessel disease neuroimaging markers and a higher prevalence of small-vessel disease-Alzheimer disease risk factors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Venules were identified in periventricular ROIs on SWI and defined as tortuous or straight...
August 3, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753251/liraglutide-mitigates-tnf-%C3%AE-induced-pro-atherogenic-changes-and-microvesicle-release-in-huvec-from-diabetic-women
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Pamela Di Tomo, Paola Lanuti, Natalia Di Pietro, Maria Pompea Antonia Baldassarre, Marco Marchisio, Assunta Pandolfi, Agostino Consoli, Gloria Formoso
BACKGROUND: To evaluate whether exposure to GLP-1 receptor agonist Liraglutide could modulate pro-atherogenic alterations previously observed in endothelial cells obtained by women affected by gestational diabetes (GD), thus exposed in vivo to hyperglycemia, oxidative stress, and inflammation and to evaluate endothelial microvesicle (EMV) release, a new reliable biomarker of vascular stress/damage. METHODS: We studied Liraglutide effects and its plausible molecular mechanisms on monocyte cell adhesion and adhesion molecule expression and membrane exposure in control (C-) human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC) as well as in HUVEC of women affected by GD exposed in vitro to TNF-α...
July 28, 2017: Diabetes/metabolism Research and Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704506/microfluidic-assay-of-circulating-endothelial-cells-in-coronary-artery-disease-patients-with-angina-pectoris
#18
Shuiyu Chen, Yukun Sun, Kuang Hong Neoh, Anqi Chen, Weiju Li, Xiaorui Yang, Ray P S Han
BACKGROUND: Circulating endothelial cells (CECs) are widely reported as a promising biomarker of endothelial damage/dysfunction in coronary artery disease (CAD). The two popular methods of CEC quantification include the use of immunomagnetic beads separation (IB) and flow cytometry analysis (FC); however, they suffer from two main shortcomings that affect their diagnostic and prognostic responses: non-specific bindings of magnetic beads to non-target cells and a high degree of variability in rare cell identification, respectively...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693920/s100b-promotes-injury-induced-vascular-remodeling-through-modulating-smooth-muscle-phenotype
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Teng Cao, Lei Zhang, Ling-Ling Yao, Fei Zheng, Lu Wang, Jian-Ye Yang, Ling-Yun Guo, Xing-Yuan Li, Yu-Wen Yan, Ya-Mu Pan, Miao Jiang, Long Chen, Jun-Ming Tang, Shi-You Chen, Jia-NingWang
S100B is a biomarker of nervous system injury, but it is unknown if it is also involved in vascular injury. In the present study, we investigated S100B function in vascular remodeling following injury. Balloon injury in rat carotid artery progressively induced neointima formation while increasing S100B expression in both neointimal vascular smooth muscle (VSMC) and serum along with an induction of proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA). Knockdown of S100B by its shRNA delivered by adenoviral transduction attenuated the PCNA expression and neointimal hyperplasia in vivo and suppressed PDGF-BB-induced VSMC proliferation and migration in vitro...
July 7, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687937/short-term-effects-of-a-combined-nutraceutical-on-lipid-level-fatty-liver-biomarkers-hemodynamic-parameters-and-estimated-cardiovascular-disease-risk-a-double-blind-placebo-controlled-randomized-clinical-trial
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Arrigo F G Cicero, Federica Fogacci, Marilisa Bove, Maddalena Veronesi, Manfredi Rizzo, Marina Giovannini, Claudio Borghi
INTRODUCTION: There is a growing interest in nutraceuticals improving cardiovascular risk factor levels and related organ damage. METHODS: This double-blind, placebo-controlled randomized clinical trial aims to compare the effect of a combined nutraceutical containing red yeast rice (10 mg), phytosterols (800 mg), and L-tyrosol (5 mg) on lipid profile, blood pressure, endothelial function, and arterial stiffness in a group of 60 patients with polygenic hypercholesterolemia resistant to Mediterranean diet...
July 7, 2017: Advances in Therapy
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