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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342181/optimization-of-mneongreen-for-homo-sapiens-increases-its-fluorescent-intensity-in-mammalian-cells
#1
Emiko Tanida-Miyake, Masato Koike, Yasuo Uchiyama, Isei Tanida
Green fluorescent protein (GFP) is tremendously useful for investigating many cellular and intracellular events. The monomeric GFP mNeonGreen is about 3- to 5-times brighter than GFP and monomeric enhanced GFP and shows high photostability. The maturation half-time of mNeonGreen is about 3-fold faster than that of monomeric enhanced GFP. However, the cDNA sequence encoding mNeonGreen contains some codons that are rarely used in Homo sapiens. For better expression of mNeonGreen in human cells, we synthesized a human-optimized cDNA encoding mNeonGreen and generated an expression plasmid for humanized mNeonGreen under the control of the cytomegalovirus promoter...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315371/computed-tomography-characteristics-of-the-aortic-valve-and-the-geometry-of-sapien-3-transcatheter-heart-valve-in-patients-with-bicuspid-aortic-valve-disease
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Hiroyuki Kawamori, Sung-Han Yoon, Tarun Chakravarty, Yoshio Maeno, Mohammad Kashif, Sharjeel Israr, Yigal Abramowitz, Geeteshwar Mangat, Masaki Miyasaka, Tanya Rami, Yoshio Kazuno, Nobuyuki Takahashi, Hasan Jilaihawi, Mamoo Nakamura, Wen Cheng, John Friedman, Daniel Berman, Rahul Sharma, Raj R Makkar
Aims: We assessed the geometry of transcatheter heart valve (THV) and valve function associated with SAPIEN 3 implantation in patients with bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) stenosis. Methods and results: We included 280 consecutive patients who had a contrast computed tomography (CT) before and after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) in our institution. Each THV was assessed by CT at five cross-sectional levels: inflow, annulus, mid, sinus, and outflow. The geometry of THV was assessed for eccentricity (1 - minimum diameter/maximum diameter) and expansion (CT derived external valve area/nominal external valve area)...
January 5, 2018: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302952/letter-to-the-editor-thrombocytopenia-after-sutureless-aortic-valve-implantation-does-it-really-matter
#3
G Santarpino, F Vogt
Despite the limited clinical relevance of thrombocytopenia after bioprosthetic aortic valve replacement (AVR), the postoperative depletion of platelet count continues to attract the attention of many authors. The development of thrombocytopenia has been evaluated either in patients receiving a sutureless bioprosthesis (1,2) or in those undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation, where cardiopulmonary bypass bears little or no relation to this phenomenon (3). Recently, Sánchez et al. (1) have published their findings on this topic, but their limited experience with the devices used makes their study of doubtful interest...
July 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302950/use-of-impella-5-0-prior-to-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-in-a-patient-with-severe-aortic-stenosis-and-cardiogenic-shock
#4
Dustin W Johnson, John P ErwinIII
The use of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has risen dramatically during the past decade. Notably, the procedure can reduce symptoms and improve prognosis in patients who would otherwise be excluded from intervention due to prohibitive surgical risk. During the same time period, the use of percutaneous mechanical circulatory support devices for patients with severe left ventricular dysfunction, including the Impella System (Abiomed, Inc., Danvers, MA, USA), has also increased. These devices provide superior hemodynamic effects compared to intra-aortic balloon pumping...
July 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302949/simultaneous-transcatheter-intervention-for-coarctation-of-the-aorta-and-bicuspid-aortic-valve
#5
Yukiko Mizutani, Norio Tada, Takahiko Masuda, Masaki Hata
Coarctation of the aorta (CoA) is a relatively common congenital heart anomaly, and bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is a common congenital heart disease that coexists with CoA. In larger children and adults with CoA, transcatheter intervention has gained acceptance, but for surgical high-risk patients with aortic stenosis, the use of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has been established. Recently, although favorable data have been reported for TAVI when treating BAV, simultaneous transcatheter intervention for CoA and BAV will prove to be a challenge because of the unique anatomy involved requires multiple procedural steps and also has problems of site access...
July 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301644/sex-specific-outcomes-of-transcatheter%C3%A2-aortic-valve-replacement-with-the-sapien-3-valve-insights-from-the-partner-ii-s3-high-risk-and-intermediate-risk-cohorts
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Molly Szerlip, Sarah Gualano, Elizabeth Holper, John J Squiers, Jonathon M White, Darshan Doshi, Mathew R Williams, Rebecca T Hahn, John G Webb, Lars G Svensson, Ajay J Kirtane, David J Cohen, Pamela S Douglas, Maria C Alu, Aaron Crowley, E Murat Tuzcu, Raj R Makkar, Howard C Herrmann, Vasilis Babaliaros, Vinod H Thourani, Martin B Leon, Susheel K Kodali, Michael J Mack
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to identify sex-specific outcomes of intermediate risk patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement with the SAPIEN 3 valve. BACKGROUND: A survival difference has been observed in women as compared with men in inoperable and high-risk patients receiving early-generation balloon-expandable valves for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Whether a sex-specific outcome difference persists with newer-generation valves and in lower-risk patients is unknown...
January 8, 2018: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29291118/long-term-patterns-of-body-mass-and-stature-evolution-within-the-hominin-lineage
#7
Manuel Will, Adrián Pablos, Jay T Stock
Body size is a central determinant of a species' biology and adaptive strategy, but the number of reliable estimates of hominin body mass and stature have been insufficient to determine long-term patterns and subtle interactions in these size components within our lineage. Here, we analyse 254 body mass and 204 stature estimates from a total of 311 hominin specimens dating from 4.4 Ma to the Holocene using multi-level chronological and taxonomic analytical categories. The results demonstrate complex temporal patterns of body size variation with phases of relative stasis intermitted by periods of rapid increases...
November 2017: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289947/avoiding-s3-valve-over-sizing-by-deployment-balloon-over-filling-impact-on-rates-of-permanent-pacemaker-and-other-procedural-complications-during-tavr
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Tej Sheth, Madhu K Natarajan, Catherine Kreatsoulas, Richard Whitlock, Dominic Parry, Victor Chu, Amanda Smith, James L Velianou
OBJECTIVES: Patients with annular areas just above nominal S3 valve areas are at increased risk of over-sizing if a larger valve is implanted. We therefore evaluated the rate of permanent pacemaker (PPM) implantation associated with avoiding over-sizing by selective deployment balloon over-filling during transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) with the Sapien 3 (S3) valve. METHODS: We included consecutive patients treated with the S3 valve from January 2016 to May 2017...
January 2018: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246655/the-c-305del3-in-il-2-gene-in-homonoidea-theoretically-affects-il-2-il-2r%C3%AE-interaction-as-well-as-lymphocyte-homeostasis
#9
Hamed Hosseinian, Karim Mahnam, Mostafa Shakhsi-Niaei
Interleukin-2 (IL-2) is a well-known monomeric T-cell growth factor that is produced primarily by activated CD4+ T cells following exposure to antigen. IL-2 structural analysis among primates showed a few polymorphisms as well as a 3-nucleotide deletion (c.305del3) in Hominoidea superfamily including Homo sapiens. On the other hand, the interaction of IL-2 with its alpha subunit of the receptor (IL-2Rα) is the first step for assembly of the whole IL-2R and considered as a species-specific phase. Four models of human IL-2, IL-2Rα, and their ancestral forms were made and were used for molecular dynamics (MD) simulation...
December 12, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239142/insufficiency-of-a-damus-kaye-stansel-anastomosis-in-a-fontan-patient-transfemoral-implantation-of-an-edwards-sapien-3-valve
#10
Heike E Schneider, Verena Gravenhorst, Thomas Paul, Claudius Jacobshagen
We present a 22-year-old patient with a univentricular heart who had already undergone five open heart surgeries including a Damus-Kaye-Stansel procedure, Fontan completion and tricuspid valve replacement. In addition, epimyocardial pacemaker implantation and repeated revisions had been necessary. He developed symptomatic free regurgitation of the pulmonary portion of his DKS anastomosis. To avoid additional high-risk open-heart surgery, we successfully implanted an Edwards Sapien 3 valve transfemorally in the pulmonary portion of the DKS anastomosis relieving insufficiency...
December 14, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237452/molecular-cloning-and-characterization-of-the-family-of-feline-leucine-rich-glioma-inactivated-lgi-genes-and-mutational-analysis-in-familial-spontaneous-epileptic-cats
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Yoshihiko Yu, Daisuke Hasegawa, Aki Fujiwara-Igarashi, Yuji Hamamoto, Shunta Mizoguchi, Takayuki Kuwabara, Michio Fujita
BACKGROUND: Leucine-rich glioma-inactivated (LGI) proteins play a critical role in synaptic transmission. Dysfunction of these genes and encoded proteins is associated with neurological disorders such as genetic epilepsy or autoimmune limbic encephalitis in animals and human. Familial spontaneous epileptic cats (FSECs) are the only feline strain and animal model of familial temporal lobe epilepsy. The seizure semiology of FSECs comprises recurrent limbic seizures with or without evolution into generalized epileptic seizures, while cats with antibodies against voltage-gated potassium channel complexed/LGI1 show limbic encephalitis and recurrent limbic seizures...
December 13, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235147/transapical-mitral-valve-in-valve-ring-implantation-with-the-edwards-sapien-3-prosthesis
#12
Javier Gualis, Rodrigo Estevez-Loureiro, David Alonso, Mario Castaño
We present the case of a high-risk patient with symptomatic severe mitral regurgitation following a surgical annuloplasty ring. An inverted aortic Edwards Sapien 3 bioprosthesis (Edwards Lifesciences, Irvine, CA) was successfully implanted through a transapical approach inside the previously implanted annuloplasty ring.
December 12, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221741/balloon-expandable-transaortic-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-with-or-without-predilation
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Nikolaos Bonaros, Markus Kofler, Derk Frank, Riccardo Cocchieri, Dariusz Jagielak, Marco Aiello, Joel Lapeze, Mika Laine, Sidney Chocron, Douglas Muir, Walter Eichinger, Matthias Thielmann, Louis Labrousse, Vinayak Bapat, Kjell Arne Rein, Jean-Philippe Verhoye, Gino Gerosa, Hardy Baumbach, Cornelia Deutsch, Peter Bramlage, Martin Thoenes, Mauro Romano
OBJECTIVE: It has been reported that balloon aortic valvuloplasty immediately before transfemoral or transapical transcatheter aortic valve implantation has mostly little to no clinical value. We aimed to provide data on the need for balloon aortic valvuloplasty in patients undergoing transaortic transcatheter aortic valve implantation. METHODS: Patients undergoing transaortic transcatheter aortic valve implantation with the Edwards SAPIEN XT (Nyon, Switzerland) or 3 transcatheter heart valve were prospectively included at 18 sites across Europe...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221668/sumoylation-of-smad-4-ameliorates-the-oxidative-stress-induced-apoptosis-in-osteoblasts
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Dianhui Xiu, Zongqiang Wang, Lu Cui, Jinlan Jiang, Haishan Yang, Guifeng Liu
Oxidative stress-induced mitochondrial function and cell apoptosis to osteoblasts, plays a critical role in the pathophysiology of osteoporosis. However, mechanisms underlying such process remain not yet clear. We aims in this study to investigate a possible role of SMAD (the mothers against decapentaplegic homolog 4 (SMAD4) in the oxidative stress-induced apoptosis, in homo sapiens osteoblast hFOB1.19 cells. Results demonstrated that the treatment with more than 100μM H2O2 significantly downregulated the cellular viability, whereas markedly induced apoptosis in hFOB1...
December 5, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205396/imaging-based-predictors-of-permanent-pacemaker-implantation-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement
#15
Jared M Routh, Lee Joseph, Brodie R Marthaler, Prashant D Bhave
BACKGROUND: Cardiac conduction abnormalities requiring PPM implantation are major complications of TAVR. We aimed to investigate whether the relationship between prosthetic valve size and cardiac-gated computed tomography (CT) based aortic root complex measurements can aid in recognizing patients at risk for permanent pacemaker (PPM) implantation post-transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). METHODS: We included 83 of 114 consecutive patients who underwent TAVR with the Edwards Sapien valve at our institution...
December 5, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203295/deployment-of-a-sapien-3-transcatheter-valve-for-severe-tricuspid-insufficiency-in-a-patient-with-non-obstructive-cor-triatriatum-dexter
#16
Jeremy M Bennett, Irida Nikolla, Antonio Hernandez
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May 17, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29195844/leaflet-thrombosis-following-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
#17
M Marwan, N Mekkhala, M Göller, J Röther, D Bittner, A Schuhbaeck, M Hell, G Muschiol, J Kolwelter, R Feyrer, C Schlundt, S Achenbach, M Arnold
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is increasingly being offered to high-risk patients with symptomatic aortic valve stenosis. Recent reports have suggested a high incidence of subclinical leaflet thrombosis following bioprosthestic aortic valve replacement. We report the frequency and clinical presentation of leaflet thrombosis identified by cardiac CT in patients referred for follow-up contrast enhanced CT angiography following TAVI. METHODS: 91 consecutive patients referred for follow-up contrast-enhanced CT angiography following TAVI were screened for inclusion in this analysis...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193386/on-structure-and-reaction-mechanism-of-human-acireductone-dioxygenase
#18
Anna Maria Miłaczewska, Ewa Kot, José A Amaya, Thomas M Makris, Marcin Zając, Józef Korecki, Aleksandr Chumakov, Bartosz Trzewik, Sylwia Kędracka-Krok, Władek Minor, Maksymilian Chruszcz, Tomasz Maciej Borowski
Acireductone dioxygenase (ARD) is an intriguing enzyme from the methionine salvage pathway capable of catalyzing two different oxidation reactions with the same substrate, depending on the type of the metal ion in the active site. To date, the structural information regarding ARD-acireductone complex is limited and the reaction mechanisms are still under debate. In this contribution we report results of joint experimental and computational studies undertaken to advance our knowledge about ARD. We have determined a structure of ARD from Homo sapiens with selenomethionine...
November 28, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191782/comparison-of-the-hemodynamic-performance-of-the-balloon-expandable-sapien-3-versus-self-expandable-evolut-r-transcatheter-valve-a-case-matched-study
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Eduardo Enríquez-Rodríguez, Ignacio J Amat-Santos, Pilar Jiménez-Quevedo, Irene Martín-Morquecho, Gabriela Tirado-Conte, María José Pérez-Vizcayno, José Juan Gómez de Diego, Roman Arnold, Andrés Aldazábal, Paol Rojas, Alberto de Agustín, María Del Trigo, Hipólito Gutiérrez, José A San Román, Carlos Macaya, Luis Nombela-Franco
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: The SAPIEN 3 (S3) valve and the Medtronic Evolut R (EVR) are second-generation transcatheter valves, designed to further reduce the rate of paravalvular aortic regurgitation (AoR). The aim of this study was to compare the 2 devices in terms of valve performance in a case-matched study with independent echocardiographic analysis. METHODS: Of a population of 201 patients who underwent transcatheter aortic valve implantation, 144 patients (S3, n = 80; EVR, n = 64) were matched according to aortic annulus diameter and aortic valve calcium score, as assessed by computed tomography...
November 27, 2017: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185181/efficacy-and-safety-of-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-with-edwards-sapien-3-and-xt-in-smaller-asian-anatomy
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Makoto Nakashima, Yusuke Watanabe, Hirofumi Hioki, Yugo Nara, Fukuko Nagura, Naoyoshi Hosogoe, Hideyuki Kawashima, Akihisa Kataoka, Shuji Otsuki, Kumiko Konno, Hiroyuki Kyono, Naoyuki Yokoyama, Ken Kozuma
We aimed to compare the efficacy and safety of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) using Edwards SAPIEN 3 (S3) valve and SAPIEN XT) in smaller anatomy. The new generation S3 TAVI device has been used worldwide; however, its efficacy and safety in smaller Asian anatomy remain unknown. Between February 2014 and March 2017, 166 consecutive patients (S3, 54; XT, 112) were treated with balloon-expandable TAVI in a single center and their outcomes were analyzed. Median patient age was 85 (range: 81-88) years and mean body surface area was 1...
November 28, 2017: Cardiovascular Intervention and Therapeutics
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