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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526707/s-nitrosylation-of-vasp-at-cysteine-64-mediates-inflammation-stimulated-increase-in-microvascular-permeability
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Patricia Zamorano, Natalie Marin, Francisco Córdova, Alejandra Aguilar, Cynthia J Meininger, Mauricio P Boric, Nikola Golenhofen, Jorge Contreras, José Sarmiento, Walter N Duran, Fabiola A Sánchez
We tested the hypothesis that platelet-activating factor (PAF) induces S-nitrosylation of vasodilator-stimulated phosphoprotein (VASP) as a mechanism to reduce microvascular endothelial barrier integrity and stimulate hyperpermeability. PAF elevated S-nitrosylation of VASP above baseline levels in different endothelial cells and caused hyperpermeability. To ascertain the importance of eNOS subcellular location in this process, we used ECV-304 cells transfected with cytosolic eNOS (GFPeNOSG2A) and plasma membrane eNOS (GFPeNOSCAAX)...
May 19, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523173/thrombotic-responses-to-coronary-stents-bioresorbable-scaffolds-and-the-kounis-hypersensitivity-associated-acute-thrombotic-syndrome
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REVIEW
Nicholas G Kounis, Ioanna Koniari, Anastasios Roumeliotis, Grigorios Tsigas, George Soufras, Nicholas Grapsas, Periklis Davlouros, George Hahalis
Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty with coronary stent implantation is a life-saving medical procedure that has become, nowadays, the most frequent performed therapeutic procedure in medicine. Plain balloon angioplasty, bare metal stents, first and second generation drug-eluting stents, bioresorbable and bioabsorbable scaffolds have offered diachronically a great advance against coronary artery disease and have enriched our medical armamentarium. Stented areas constitute vulnerable sites for endothelial damage, endothelial dysfunction, flow turbulence, hemorheologic changes, platelet dysfunction, coagulation changes and fibrinolytic disturbances...
April 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521243/shikonin-alleviates-allergic-airway-remodeling-by-inhibiting-the-erk-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway
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Tian-Yue Wang, Qian-Lan Zhou, Miao Li, Yun-Xiao Shang
Shikonin is a naphthoquinone extracted from the root of Lithospermum erythrorhizon, and has been reported to suppress allergic airway inflammation in mice. However, the underlying mechanisms are unclear and need to be further elucidated. In this study, shikonin (0.5, 2 or 4mg/kg) was given intraperitoneally to ovalbumin (OVA)-challenged BALB/c mice. We found that the pathological airway remodeling of asthmatic mice was alleviated by shikonin, and the infiltrated inflammatory cells and collagen deposition in their lungs were reduced...
May 15, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516446/a-primary-human-lung-alveolus-on-a-chip-model-of-intravascular-thrombosis-for-assessment-of-therapeutics
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Abhishek Jain, Riccardo Barrile, Andries D van der Meer, Akiko Mammoto, Tadanori Mammoto, Karen De Ceunynck, Omozuanvbo Aisiku, Monicah A Otieno, Calvert S Louden, Geraldine A Hamilton, Robert Flaumenhaft, Donald E Ingber
Pulmonary thrombosis is a significant cause of patient mortality, however, there are no effective in vitro models of thrombi formation in human lung microvessels, that could also assess therapeutics and toxicology of antithrombotic drugs. Here we show that a microfluidic lung alveolus-on-a-chip lined by human primary alveolar epithelium interfaced with endothelium, and cultured under flowing whole blood can be used to perform quantitative analysis of organ-level contributions to inflammation-induced thrombosis...
May 17, 2017: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515093/circulating-soluble-p-selectin-must-dimerize-to-promote-inflammation-and-coagulation-in-mice
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Sumith R Panicker, Padmaja Mehta-D'souza, Nan Zhang, Arkadiusz G Klopocki, Bojing Shao, Rodger P McEver
Leukocyte adhesion to P-selectin on activated platelets and endothelial cells induces shedding of the P-selectin ectodomain into the circulation. Plasma soluble P-selectin (sP-selectin) is elevated 3-4-fold in patients with cardiovascular disease. Circulating sP-selectin is thought to trigger signaling in leukocytes that directly contributes to inflammation and thrombosis. However, sP-selectin likely circulates as a monomer, and in vitro studies suggest that sP-selectin must dimerize to induce signaling in leukocytes...
May 17, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511346/potential-therapeutic-action-of-nitrite-in-sickle-cell-disease
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Nadeem Wajih, Swati Basu, Anuj Jailwala, Hee Won Kim, David Ostrowski, Andreas Perlegas, Crystal A Bolden, Nancy L Buechler, Mark T Gladwin, David L Caudell, Elaheh Rahbar, Martha A Alexander-Miller, Vidula Vachharajani, Daniel B Kim-Shapiro
Sickle cell disease is caused by a mutant form of hemoglobin that polymerizes under hypoxic conditions, increasing rigidity, fragility, calcium influx-mediated dehydration, and adhesivity of red blood cells. Increased red cell fragility results in hemolysis, which reduces nitric oxide (NO) bioavailability, and induces platelet activation and inflammation leading to adhesion of circulating blood cells. Nitric Oxide inhibits adhesion and platelet activation. Nitrite has emerged as an attractive therapeutic agent that targets delivery of NO activity to areas of hypoxia through bioactivation by deoxygenated red blood cell hemoglobin...
May 10, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507492/long-term-treatment-of-chronic-plaque-psoriasis-with-biological-drugs-can-control-platelet-activation-targeting-the-bridge-between-inflammation-and-atherothrombosis
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Bartłomiej Kwiek, Joanna Narbutt, Anna Sysa-Jędrzejowska, Andrzej Langner, Aleksandra Lesiak
INTRODUCTION: Platelet activation is elevated in moderate to severe psoriasis, and the reduction in platelet activation during short-term treatment has already been demonstrated. Soluble P-selectin is a well-established marker of platelet activation. AIM: To show whether the long-term treatment of psoriasis with biological drugs can reduce elevated platelet activation. MATERIAL AND METHODS: An observational study of 27 patients with chronic plaque psoriasis, treated with infliximab, adalimumab, etanercept, or ustekinumab for up to 12 months was conducted...
April 2017: Postȩpy Dermatologii i Alergologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507166/matrix-stiffness-regulates-migration-of-human-lung-fibroblasts
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Shuichi Asano, Satoru Ito, Kota Takahashi, Kishio Furuya, Masashi Kondo, Masahiro Sokabe, Yoshinori Hasegawa
In patients with pulmonary diseases such as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and severe acute respiratory distress syndrome, progressive pulmonary fibrosis is caused by dysregulated wound healing via activation of fibroblasts after lung inflammation or severe damage. Migration of fibroblasts toward the fibrotic lesions plays an important role in pulmonary fibrosis. Fibrotic tissue in the lung is much stiffer than normal lung tissue. Emerging evidence supports the hypothesis that the stiffness of the matrix is not only a consequence of fibrosis, but also can induce fibroblast activation...
May 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503576/sirtuin-2-regulates-microvascular-inflammation-during-sepsis
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Nancy Buechler, Xianfeng Wang, Barbara K Yoza, Charles E McCall, Vidula Vachharajani
Objective. Sepsis and septic shock, the leading causes of death in noncoronary intensive care units, kill more than 200,000/year in the US alone. Circulating cell-endothelial cell interactions are the rate determining factor in sepsis inflammation. Sirtuin, a seven-member family of proteins (SIRT1-7), epigenetically controls inflammation. We have studied the roles of SIRTs 1, 3, and 6 in sepsis previously. In this project, we studied the role of SIRT2 on sepsis-related inflammation. Methods. Sepsis was induced in C57Bl/6 (WT), SIRT2 knockout (SIRT2KO), and SIRT2 overexpressing (SIRT2KI) mice by cecal ligation and puncture (CLP)...
2017: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501275/dysregulation-of-the-fas-fasl-system-in-an-experimental-animal-model-of-hellp-syndrome
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Jacob Gibbens, Rachael Morris, Teylor Bowles, Shauna-Kay Spencer, Kedra Wallace
INTRODUCTION: Placental FasL is up-regulated in women with HELLP (hemolysis elevated liver enzyme and low platelet) syndrome and has been proposed to contribute to the liver damage seen in these patients. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine if an experimental rodent model of HELLP also had dysregulation of Fas/FasL compared to normal pregnant (NP) rats. We also set out to determine if blockade of the endothelin system regulated Fas/FasL expression in HELLP rats...
April 2017: Pregnancy Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499950/modifiable-risk-factors-promoting-neurodegeneration-is-associated-with-two-novel-brain-degradation-markers-measured-in-serum
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Jesper S Neergaard, Katrine Dragsbæk, Claus Christiansen, Henning B Nielsen, Christopher T Workman, Susanne Brix, Kim Henriksen, Morten A Karsdal
There has been limited success with blood-based biomarkers of neurodegeneration. One perceived reason is that blood has no direct contact to the brain. Recently developed blood-based biomarkers of tau-degradation have shown promise as potential tools for peripheral assessment of neurodegeneration; however, factors contributing to the levels of these in blood are poorly understood. Using multiple linear regression analysis in cross-sectional data from an observational cohort (n = 5626), the aim was to examine which factors correlate to the serological levels of two novel biomarkers measuring truncated tau fragments (Tau-A and Tau-C) in serum...
May 9, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498471/sodium-tanshinone-iia-sulfonate-improves-inflammation-aortic-endothelial-cell-apoptosis-disseminated-intravascular-coagulation-and-multiple-organ-damage-in-a-rat-heat-stroke-model
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Fang Chen, Huimin Li, Guoguo Zhu, Xiaojuan Chen, Zhongzhi Tang
The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of sodium tanshinone IIA sulfonate (STS) on inflammatory responses, aortic endothelial cell apoptosis, disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) and multiple organ damage in an animal model of classic heat stroke (CHS). The rats in the heat stroke (HS) and STS‑treated heat stroke (STS‑HS) groups were placed into a pre‑warmed animal temperature controller (ATC) at 35˚C. The moment at which the rectal temperature reached 43.5˚C was considered as the time of onset of HS...
May 11, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497933/scalp-block-for-glioblastoma-surgery-is-associated-with-lower-inflammatory-scores-and-improved-survival
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Lan Zheng, Katherine B Hagan, John Villarreal, Visesh Keerty, Jasper Chen, Juan P Cata
BACKGROUND: Regional anesthesia has anti-inflammatory effects. Recent studies suggest that regional anesthesia might improve the survival of patients with cancer. We hypothesized that the use of a scalp block (SB) during craniotomy for glioblastoma (GB) decreases the postoperative systemic and local inflammatory response and extend their survival. METHODS: This retrospective study included 119 patients with GB who underwent tumor resection. We divided patients into 2 groups based on the use of SB during surgery...
May 12, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496179/microfluidic-system-for-monitoring-temporal-variations-of-hemorheological-properties-and-platelet-adhesion-in-lps-injected-rats
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Eunseop Yeom, Hye Mi Kim, Jun Hong Park, Woorak Choi, Junsang Doh, Sang Joon Lee
Sepsis causes multiple organs failures and eventually death. Changes in blood constituents due to sepsis lead to alterations in hemorheological properties, and cell adhesiveness. In this study, a new microfluidic system is proposed to measure temporal variations in biophysical properties of blood after injecting lipopolysaccharide (LPS) into a rat extracorporeal model under ex vivo condition. To measure blood viscosity, the interfacial line between blood and a reference fluid is formed in a Y-shaped channel...
May 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494303/hemocompatibility-of-inhaled-environmental-nanoparticles-potential-use-of-in-vitro-testing
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REVIEW
Eleonore Fröhlich
Hemocompatibility testing is an important part in the evaluation of nano-based medicines. However, it is not systematically used for the assessment of environmental particles since they do not come in contact with blood immediately. Studies on human exposure to air-borne particles and pulmonary exposure of rodents have reported alterations in blood physiology. It is not clear, whether these effects are majorly caused by tissue inflammation or translocated particles in blood. This review addresses the question, if in vitro hemocompatibility testing could help in the risk evaluation of inhaled particles...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493493/neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio-platelet-lymphocyte-ratio-and-mean-platelet-volume-in-japanese-patients-with-psoriasis-and-psoriatic-arthritis-response-to-therapy-with-biologics
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Akihiko Asahina, Naoko Kubo, Yoshinori Umezawa, Hiromi Honda, Koichi Yanaba, Hidemi Nakagawa
Recent studies indicate the presence of systemic inflammation in psoriatic patients, and this inflammatory status is significantly associated with a range of comorbidities. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical significance of novel inflammatory biomarkers, neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), platelet-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) and mean platelet volume (MPV) in Japanese patients with plaque-type psoriasis (PsV) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA). One hundred and eighty-six patients with PsV and 50 patients with PsA treated with biologics, including infliximab, adalimumab and ustekinumab, were retrospectively analyzed before and after treatment...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492391/hepatitis-c-virus-drives-increased-type-i-interferon-associated-impairments-associated-with-fibrosis-severity-in-antiretroviral-treatment-treated-hiv-1-hepatitis-c-virus-coinfected-individuals
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Morgane Griesbeck, Marc-Antoine Valantin, Karine Lacombe, Assia Samri-Hassimi, Julie Bottero, Catherine Blanc, Zineb Sbihi, Rima Zoorob, Christine Katlama, Marguerite Guiguet, Marcus Altfeld, Brigitte Autran
BACKGROUND: Viral coinfections might contribute to the increased immune activation and inflammation that persist in antiretroviral treatment (ART)-treated HIV-1 patients. We investigated whether the hepatitis C virus (HCV) coinfection contributes to such alterations by impairing the plasmacytoid dendritic cell (pDC) IFNα/TLR7 pathway in a highly homogeneous group of ART-treated HIV-1-HCV-coinfected patients. METHODS: Twenty-nine HIV-1-infected patients with fully suppressive ART were included, 15 of whom being HCV-coinfected with mild-to-moderate fibrosis and matched for their HIV-1 disease, and 13 control healthy donors...
June 1, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489884/comparison-of-the-prognostic-values-of-preoperative-inflammation-based-parameters-in-patients-with-breast-cancer
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Hideya Takeuchi, Hirohumi Kawanaka, Seiichi Fukuyama, Nobuhide Kubo, Shoji Hiroshige, Tokujiro Yano
Peripheral blood-derived inflammation-based markers, including C-reactive protein (CRP), neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), lymphocyte-to-monocyte ratio (LMR), and platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) are indicators of prognosis in various malignant tumors. The present study aimed to identify the inflammation-based parameters that are most suitable for predicting outcomes in patients with breast cancer. Two hundred ninety-six patients who underwent surgery for localized breast cancer were reviewed retrospectively...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489258/triggered-and-tunable-hydrogen-sulfide-release-from-photo-generated-thiobenzaldehydes
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Zeyun Xiao, Thomas Bonnard, Aida Shakouri-Motlagh, Ross Wylie, Joe Collins, Daniel Heath, Christoph Hagemeyer, Luke Connal
Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) has been identified as an important cell signaling mediator and has a number of biological functions such as vascular smooth muscle relaxation, neurotransmission and regulation of inflammation. Here we develop a facile and versatile approach for H2S production initiated by light irradiation and controlled by reaction with an amine or an amino acid. The donor is synthesized in a one-pot reaction and simple crystallization leads to ~90% yield. The synthetic strategy we have devised is scalable and versatile; we demonstrate that the H2S donors can be expressed in number of different molecular and macromolecular forms including crystalline small molecules, water soluble polymers, polystyrene films, and hydrogels...
May 10, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487618/non-alt-biomarkers-for-markedly-abnormal-liver-histology-among-chinese-persistently-normal-alanine-aminotransferase-chronic-hepatitis-b-patients
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Jin-Lin Cheng, Xiao-Ling Wang, Shi-Gui Yang, Hong Zhao, Jing-Jing Wu, Lan-Juan Li
AIM: To determine incidence and clinical biomarkers of marked necroinflammation and fibrosis characteristics among chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients with persistently normal alanine aminotransferase (PNALT). METHODS: Liver biopsy was performed on 115 CHB patients with PNALT. Necroinflammation and fibrosis were graded by the Knodell histologic activity index and the Ishak fibrosis score, respectively. Correlations between the available clinical parameters and necroinflammation and fibrosis were analysed...
April 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
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