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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228104/driver-mutations-jak2v617f-mplw515l-k-or-calr-pentraxin-3-and-c-reactive-protein-in-essential-thrombocythemia-and-polycythemia-vera
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Federico Lussana, Alessandra Carobbio, Silvia Salmoiraghi, Paola Guglielmelli, Alessandro Maria Vannucchi, Barbara Bottazzi, Roberto Leone, Alberto Mantovani, Tiziano Barbui, Alessandro Rambaldi
BACKGROUND: The driver mutations JAK2V617F, MPLW515L/K and CALR influence disease phenotype of myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) and might sustain a condition of chronic inflammation. Pentraxin 3 (PTX3) and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) are inflammatory biomarkers potentially useful for refining prognostic classification of MPNs. METHODS: We evaluated 305 with essential thrombocythemia (ET) and 172 polycythemia vera (PV) patients diagnosed according to the 2016 WHO criteria and with full molecular characterization for driver mutations...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225768/anti-rheumatic-treatment-is-not-associated-with-reduction-of-pentraxin-3-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-psoriatic-arthritis-and-ankylosing-spondylitis
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Gia Deyab, Ingrid Hokstad, Jon Elling Whist, Milada Cvancarova Småstuen, Stefan Agewall, Torstein Lyberg, Barbara Bottazzi, Pier Luigi Meroni, Roberto Leone, Gunnbjorg Hjeltnes, Ivana Hollan
BACKGROUND: Pentraxin 3 is proposed to be a marker of inflammation and cardiovascular risk, but its role in inflammatory rheumatic diseases (IRDs) is still uncertain. Therefore, we wanted to examine if anti-rheumatic treatment reduced serum PTX3 (s-PTX3) levels in IRDs, and if s-PTX3 levels were related to other markers of inflammation and to endothelial function (EF). METHODS: We examined s-PTX3, EF and established inflammatory biomarkers in 114 IRD patients from the PSARA study before and after 6 weeks and 6 months of treatment with methotrexate (MTX) or anti-tumor necrosis factor alpha (anti-TNF) therapy with or without MTX co-medication...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223415/science-signaling-podcast-for-21-february-2017-pentraxin-3-in-basal-like-breast-cancer
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Antoine E Karnoub, Annalisa M VanHook
This Podcast features an interview with Antoine Karnoub, senior author of a Research Article that appears in the 21 February 2017 issue of Science Signaling, about how pentraxin-3 (PTX3) links increased phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K) signaling to stem cell properties in basal-like breast cancer (BLBC). BLBC is an aggressive type of breast cancer in which the tumor cells exhibit increased PI3K signaling and have stem cell-like properties. Thomas et al found that aberrant PI3K signaling in BLBCs stimulated the expression of PTX3, which encodes a protein that functions in innate immunity...
February 21, 2017: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223411/pentraxin-3-is-a-pi3k-signaling-target-that-promotes-stem-cell-like-traits-in-basal-like-breast-cancers
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Clémence Thomas, Whitney Henry, Benjamin G Cuiffo, Anthony Y Collmann, Elisabetta Marangoni, Vanessa Benhamo, Manoj K Bhasin, Cheng Fan, Laetitia Fuhrmann, Albert S Baldwin, Charles Perou, Anne Vincent-Salomon, Alex Toker, Antoine E Karnoub
Basal-like breast cancers (BLBCs) exhibit hyperactivation of the phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K) signaling pathway because of the frequent mutational activation of the PIK3CA catalytic subunit and the genetic loss of its negative regulators PTEN (phosphatase and tensin homolog) and INPP4B (inositol polyphosphate-4-phosphatase type II). However, PI3K inhibitors have had limited clinical efficacy in BLBC management because of compensatory amplification of PI3K downstream signaling loops. Therefore, identification of critical PI3K mediators is paramount to the development of effective BLBC therapeutics...
February 21, 2017: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220370/the-effect-of-candesartan-on-pentraxin-3-plasma-levels-as-marker-of-endothelial-dysfunction-in-patients-with-essential-arterial-hypertension
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V Buda, M Andor, C Cristescu, M Voicu, F Cochera, P Tuduce, L Petrescu, M C Tomescu
BACKGROUND: In the last decades, the studies performed on the field of endothelial dysfunction confirmed the fact that the starting point of this pathology is the inflammation. Several inflammatory biomarkers had been discovered and studied, ones showing systemic inflammation, and others being more specific biomarkers and showing the local inflammation. Pentraxin-3 (PTX3) is a new inflammatory biomarker, from the same family as high-selectivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), but it is a more specific biomarker, due to its local production: the endothelial cells and not the liver like in the case of hs-CRP...
February 21, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216633/pentraxin-3-ficolin-2-and-lectin-pathway-associated-serine-protease-masp-3-as-early-predictors-of-myocardial-infarction-the-hunt2-study
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Inga Thorsen Vengen, Tone Bull Enger, Vibeke Videm, Peter Garred
The lectin complement pathway is suggested to play a role in atherogenesis. Pentraxin-3 (PTX3), ficolin-1, ficolin-2, ficolin-3, MBL/ficolin/collectin-associated serine protease-3 (MASP-3) and MBL/ficolin/collectin-associated protein-1 (MAP-1) are molecules related to activation of the lectin complement pathway. We hypothesized that serum levels of these molecules may be associated with the incidence of myocardial infarction (MI). In a Norwegian population-based cohort (HUNT2) where young to middle-aged relatively healthy Caucasians were followed up for a first-time MI from 1995-1997 through 2008, the 370 youngest MI patients were matched by age (range 29-62 years) and gender to 370 controls...
February 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197270/interesting-correlation-between-the-circulating-pentraxin-3-and-cardiac-rehabilitation-program-outcomes-in-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-patients
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Habib Haybar, Babak Payami, Isa Khaheshi, Yasaman Ghotbi, Seyed Mahmoud Latifi, Ahmadreza Assareh
BACKGROUND: Pentraxin 3 (PTX3) is an inflammatory mediator, reaches to the high levels after ischemic heart diseases (IHD) and could be a helpful tool to predict cardiac rehabilitation (CR) outcomes. The aim of this study was to investigate the possibility of the circulating levels of PTX3 in prediction of CR outcomes in patients with IHD who had undergone coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). METHODS: One hundred patients who had undergone CABG were included in this study...
April 2016: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165063/heavy-chain-hyaluronan-pentraxin-3-from-amniotic-membrane-suppresses-inflammation-and-scarring-in-murine-lacrimal-gland-and-conjunctiva-of-chronic-graft-versus-host-disease
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Yoko Ogawa, Hua He, Shin Mukai, Toshihiro Imada, Shigeru Nakamura, Chen-Wei Su, Megha Mahabole, Scheffer C G Tseng, Kazuo Tsubota
Chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD) is a major complication of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Dry eye disease is the prominent ocular sequel of cGVHD and is caused by excessive inflammation and fibrosis in the lacrimal glands. Heavy chain-Hyaluronan/Pentraxin 3 (HC-HA/PTX3) is a complex purified from human amniotic membrane (AM) and known to exert anti-inflammatory and anti-scarring actions. In this study, we utilized a mouse model of cGVHD to examine whether HC-HA/PTX3 could attenuate dry eye disease elicited by cGVHD...
February 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162006/age-dependent-cellular-reactions-of-the-human-immune-system-of-humanized-nod-scid-gamma-mice-on-lps-stimulus
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Anja Rodewohl, Johanna Scholbach, Anna Leichsenring, Margarethe Köberle, Franziska Lange
Despite sepsis being a life-threatening disease, targeted drugs that improve the therapy of affected patients are still lacking. Infants and adults differ in the maturity level of their immune system and this results in distinct reactions to Gram-negative bacteria. To study reactions of human immune cells in vivo, we used NOD scid gamma mice transplanted with human CD34(+) stem cells to engraft a functional human immune system. Human cells undergo differentiation and maturation in these mice after transplantation and, accordingly, animals were divided into two groups: 8-13 wk and 15-22 wk after transplantation...
January 1, 2017: Innate Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151579/mediator-cyclin-dependent-kinases-upregulate-transcription-of-inflammatory-genes-in-cooperation-with-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-c-ebp%C3%AE-on-stimulation-of-toll-like-receptor-9
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Seiji Yamamoto, Tomoko Hagihara, Yoshiyuki Horiuchi, Akira Okui, Shotaro Wani, Tokuyuki Yoshida, Takao Inoue, Aki Tanaka, Takashi Ito, Yutaka Hirose, Yoshiaki Ohkuma
In eukaryotes, the Mediator complex has important roles in regulation of transcription by RNA polymerase II. Mediator is a large complex with more than 20 subunits that form head, middle, tail and CDK/cyclin modules. Among them, CDK8 and/or CDK19 (CDK8/19), and their counterpart cyclin C, form the CDK/cyclin module together with Mediator subunits MED12 and MED13. Despite evidences of both activation and repression, the precise functional roles of CDK8/19 in transcription are still elusive. Our previous results indicate that CDK8/19 recruits epigenetic regulators to repress immunoresponse genes...
February 2, 2017: Genes to Cells: Devoted to Molecular & Cellular Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133547/accumulation-of-%C3%AE-synuclein-in-cerebellar-purkinje-cells-of-diabetic-rats-and-its-potential-relationship-with-inflammation-and-oxidative-stress-markers
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Volkan Solmaz, Hatice Köse Özlece, Hüseyin Avni Eroglu, Hüseyin Aktuğ, Oytun Erbaş, Dilek Taşkıran
Objective. The present study was conducted to evaluate the relationship between plasma oxidative stress markers such as malondialdehyde (MDA) and glutathione (GSH), inflammatory marker pentraxin-3 (PTX3), and cerebellar accumulation of α-synuclein in streptozotocin- (STZ-) induced diabetes model in rats. Methods. Twelve rats were included in the study. Diabetes (n = 6) was induced with a single intraperitoneal injection of streptozotocin (STZ, 60 mg/kg). Diabetes was verified after 48 h by measuring blood glucose levels...
2017: Neurology Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120568/long-pentraxin-3-as-a-predictive-marker-of-mortality-in-severe-septic-patients-who-received-successful-early-goal-directed-therapy
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Sun Bean Kim, Kyoung Hwa Lee, Ji Un Lee, Hea Won Ann, Jin Young Ahn, Yong Duk Jeon, Jung Ho Kim, Nam Su Ku, Sang Hoon Han, Jun Yong Choi, Young Goo Song, June Myung Kim
PURPOSE: Pentraxin 3 (PTX3) has been suggested to be a prognostic marker of mortality in severe sepsis. Currently, there are limited data on biomarkers including PTX3 that can be used to predict mortality in severe sepsis patients who have undergone successful initial resuscitation through early goal-directed therapy (EGDT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective cohort study was conducted among 83 severe sepsis patients with fulfillment of all EGDT components and the achievement of final goal...
March 2017: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119515/association-of-pentraxin-3-gene-polymorphisms-with-susceptibility-to-diabetic-nephropathy
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Hong Zhu, Weihui Yu, Yuanyuan Xie, Hailing Zhang, Yan Bi, Dalong Zhu
BACKGROUND Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is a major microvascular complication of diabetes. Pentraxin 3 (PTX3) is a member of the acute-phase reactants superfamily and altered plasma levels of PTX3 are associated with DN. We performed a case-control study to analyze the relationship between single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in PTX3 and the risk for DN in patients with type 2 diabetes. MATERIAL AND METHODS The study included 135 DN patients, 155 non-diabetic nephropathy (NDN) patients, and 152 normal controls (NC) (N=442)...
January 25, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118115/multivariate-analysis-of-radiation-responsive-proteins-to-predict-radiation-exposure-in-total-body-irradiation-and-partial-body-irradiation-models
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Mary Sproull, Tamalee Kramp, Anita Tandle, Uma Shankavaram, Kevin Camphausen
In the event of a radiological or nuclear attack, advanced clinical countermeasures are needed for screening and medical management of the exposed population. In such a scenario, minimally invasive biomarkers that can accurately quantify radiation exposure would be useful for triage management by first responders. In this murine study, we evaluated the efficacy of a novel combination of radiation responsive proteins, Flt3 ligand (FL), serum amyloid A (SAA), matrix metalloproteinase 9 (MMP9), fibrinogen beta (FGB) and pentraxin 3 (PTX3) to predict the received dose after whole- or partial-body irradiation...
January 24, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087941/interplay-between-myeloid-cells-and-humoral-innate-immunity
#15
Sébastien Jaillon, Eduardo Bonavita, Cecilia Garlanda, Alberto Mantovani
The innate immune system represents the first line of defense against pathogens and comprises both a cellular and a humoral arm. Fluid-phase pattern recognition molecules (PRMs), which include collectins, ficolins, and pentraxins, are key components of the humoral arm of innate immunity and are expressed by a variety of cells, including myeloid, epithelial, and endothelial cells, mainly in response to infectious and inflammatory conditions. Soluble PRMs share basic multifunctional properties including activation and regulation of the complement cascade, opsonization of pathogens and apoptotic cells, regulation of leukocyte extravasation, and fine-tuning of inflammation...
December 2016: Microbiology Spectrum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078843/association-between-expression-of-cumulus-expansion-markers-and-real-time-proliferation-of-porcine-follicular-granulosa-cells-in-a-primary-cell-culture-model
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S Ciesiółka, J Budna, A Bryja, W Kranc, A Chachuła, M Dyszkiewicz-Konwińska, H Piotrowska, D Bukowska, P Antosik, M Bruska, K P Brüssow, M Nowicki, M Zabel, B Kempisty
Folliculogenesis is a compound process that involves both ovarian follicle growth and oocyte development, which is tightly attached to the follicular wall. During this process, cells that form the follicle structure undergo substantial morphological and molecular modifications that finally lead to differentiation and specialization of ovarian follicular cells. The differentiation of ovarian cells encompasses formation of follicle, which is composed of theca (TCs), mural granulosa (GCs), and cumulus cells (CCs)...
October 2016: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071984/particulate-matter-mediated-release-of-long-pentraxin-3-ptx3-and-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-vegf-in-vitro-limited-importance-of-endotoxin-and-organic-content
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J I Herseth, V Volden, A K Bolling
Exposure to particulate matter (PM) is associated with adverse health effects, but it is still relatively unknown which role PM sources and physicochemical properties play in the observed effects. It was postulated that PM in vitro induces release of long pentraxin 3 (PTX3) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and that endotoxin and organic compounds present in the PM regulate this release. A contact coculture of THP-1 human leukemia monocytes and A549 human adenocarcinoma alveolar pneumocytes was exposed to PM from Traffic, Wood, Diesel, and Quartz (10-40 µg/cm(2)) for 12-64 h to determine release of PTX3 and VEGF...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056989/induction-of-altered-gene-expression-profiles-in-cultured-bovine-granulosa-cells-at-high-cell-density
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Anja Baufeld, Dirk Koczan, Jens Vanselow
BACKGROUND: In previous studies it has been shown that bovine granulosa cells (GC) cultured at a high plating density dramatically change their physiological and molecular characteristics, thus resembling an early stage of luteinization. During the present study, these specific effects on the GC transcriptome were comprehensively analysed to clarify the underlying mechanisms. METHODS: GC were cultured in serum free medium with FSH and IGF-1 stimulation at different initial plating density...
January 5, 2017: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology: RB&E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043168/plasma-levels-of-pentraxin-3-in-patients-with-spondyloarthritis
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Renato Nisihara, Thelma L Skare, João Otávio Zeni, Henrique Rasera, Karita Lidani, Iara Messias-Reason
CONTEXT: Determining the disease's inflammatory activity in Spondyloarthritis (SpA) is difficult although very important as it is this that drives treatment. OBJECTIVE: To investigate if plasma PTX3 (Pentraxine-3) could act as an inflammatory marker in SpA. METHODS: Eighty one SpA patients (11 with psoriatic arthritis or PsoA and 70 with Ankylosing Spondylitis or AS) and 90 gender and age paired controls were studied for plasma PTX3 levels by ELISA...
January 3, 2017: Biomarkers: Biochemical Indicators of Exposure, Response, and Susceptibility to Chemicals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039065/microrna-224-delays-oocyte-maturation-through-targeting-ptx3-in-cumulus-cells
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Xiufang Li, Huidan Wang, Yan Sheng, Zhongqing Wang
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) have been improved to regulate oocyte development in a cell- or stage-specific manner. In this study, we aimed to clarify microRNA-224's (miR-224) role in cumulus cells (CCs), to find out whether a change level of miR-224 in CCs could influence the maturation of oocyte. We found that overexpression of miR-224 of CCs led to the impairment of cell expansion, along with a decrease in the gene expression associated with cell expansion and maturation of oocyte. The increased expression of miR-224 in CC interrupted oocyte cell cycle at the GV stage...
December 28, 2016: Mechanisms of Development
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