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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646507/influences-of-placental-growth-factor-on-mouse-retinal-vascular-development
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Vanessa R Kay, Chandrakant Tayade, Peter Carmeliet, B Anne Croy
BACKGROUND: Placental Growth Factor (PGF) is important for wound-healing and vascular collaterogenesis. PGF deficiency is associated with preeclampsia, a hypertensive disease of human pregnancy. Offspring born to preeclamptic mothers display cognitive impairments and brain vascular and neurostructural deviations. Low PGF production during development may contribute to alterations in offspring cerebrovascular beds. Retina is a readily accessible part of the central nervous system with a well-described pattern of vascular development in mice...
June 24, 2017: Developmental Dynamics: An Official Publication of the American Association of Anatomists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644870/effects-of-nicotine-on-corneal-wound-healing-following-acute-alkali-burn
#2
Jong Won Kim, Chae Woong Lim, Bumseok Kim
Epidemiological studies have indicated that smoking is a pivotal risk factor for the progression of several chronic diseases. Nicotine, the addictive component of cigarettes, has powerful pathophysiological properties in the body. Although the effects of cigarette smoking on corneal re-epithelialization have been studied, the effects of nicotine on corneal wound healing-related neovascularization and fibrosis have not been fully demonstrated. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of chronic administration of nicotine on corneal wound healing following acute insult induced by an alkali burn...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644845/lipo-pge1-suppresses-collagen-production-in-human-dermal-fibroblasts-via-the-erk-ets-1-signaling-pathway
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Yoolhee Yang, Hee Jung Kim, Kyong-Je Woo, Daeho Cho, Sa Ik Bang
Dysregulation of collagen production contributes to various pathological processes, including tissue fibrosis as well as impaired wound healing. Lipo-prostaglandin E1 (Lipo-PGE1), a lipid microsphere-incorporated prostaglandin E1, is used as a vasodilator for the treatment of peripheral vascular diseases. Lipo-PGE1 was recently shown to enhance human dermal fibroblast (HDF) migration and in vivo wound healing. No published study has characterized the role of Lipo-PGE1 in collagen regulation in HDFs. Here, we investigated the cellular signaling mechanism by which Lipo-PGE1 regulates collagen in HDFs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626631/chronic-eosinophilic-pneumonia-adjunctive-therapy-with-inhaled-steroids
#4
Christopher Chan, David DeLapp, Perry Nystrom
Idiopathic chronic eosinophilic pneumonia (ICEP) is a rare form of diffuse parenchymal lung disease first identified by Carrington et al. in 1969. It is characterized by the presence of constitutional and respiratory symptoms with associated peripheral opacities on imaging and elevated serum and/or bronchoalveolar eosinophilia. Although data is limited regarding etiology or prevalence, it is known that ICEP has a 2:1 female: male predominance and typically affects non-smokers. Diagnosis rests on the clinical constellation of respiratory symptoms of at least 2-4 weeks duration, the presence of diffuse pulmonary alveolar consolidation, classically described as the "photographic negative of pulmonary edema", the presence of eosinophils ≥40% on bronchoalveolar lavage or ≥1000/mm(3) eosinophils on peripheral blood and the exclusion of other known causes of eosinophilic lung diseases such as drugs, toxins, fungi, parasites, and collagen-vascular disorders...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626172/pulmonary-nocardiosis-a-clinical-analysis-of-30-cases
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Yasuo Takiguchi, Shunsuke Ishizaki, Takayuki Kobayashi, Shun Sato, Yaeko Hashimoto, Yosuke Suruga, Yoko Akiba
Objective Pulmonary nocardiosis frequently develops as an opportunistic infection in patients with malignant tumor and is treated with steroids. This study was performed to clarify the clinical features of pulmonary nocardiosis in Japan. Methods The patients definitively diagnosed with pulmonary nocardiosis at our hospital between January 1995 and December 2015 were retrospectively investigated. Results Nineteen men and 11 women (30 in total) were diagnosed with pulmonary nocardiosis. Almost all patients were complicated by a non-pulmonary underlying disease, such as malignant tumor or collagen vascular disease, or pulmonary disease, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or interstitial pneumonia, and 13 patients (43...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623250/adamts-7-is-associated-with-a-high-risk-plaque-phenotype-in-human-atherosclerosis
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Eva Bengtsson, Karin Hultman, Pontus Dunér, Giuseppe Asciutto, Peter Almgren, Marju Orho-Melander, Olle Melander, Jan Nilsson, Anna Hultgårdh-Nilsson, Isabel Gonçalves
Several large-scale genome-wide association studies have identified single-nucleotide polymorphisms in the genomic region of A Disintegrin And Metalloproteinase with ThromboSpondin type 1 repeats (ADAMTS)-7 and associations to coronary artery disease. Experimental studies have provided evidence for a functional role of ADAMTS-7 in both injury-induced vascular neointima formation and development of atherosclerotic lesions. However, whether ADAMTS-7 is associated with a specific plaque phenotype in humans has not been investigated...
June 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622179/paucicellular-fibrointimal-proliferation-characterizes-pediatric-pulmonary-vein-stenosis-clinicopathologic-analysis-of-213-samples-from-97-patients
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Alexandra E Kovach, Philip M Magcalas, Christina Ireland, Kerry McEnany, Andre M Oliveira, Mark W Kieran, Christopher W Baird, Kathy Jenkins, Sara O Vargas
Pulmonary vein stenosis (PVS) is a luminal narrowing of extrapulmonary pulmonary veins. In pediatric patients, it arises following repair of congenital heart disease, particularly anomalous pulmonary venous return; in lung disease, especially prematurity; and rarely in isolation. The etiology is unknown and the course often fatal without lung transplantation. We hypothesized that systematic clinicopathologic review of pediatric PVS could provide further pathogenic insight. We included patients who underwent first resection of pulmonary venous tissue for symptomatic PVS at our pediatric referral center from 1995 to 2014...
June 15, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615349/cftr-protects-against-vascular-inflammation-and-atherogenesis-in-apolipoprotein-e-deficient-mice
#8
Zhengzhang Li, Zhe Shen, Haoping Xue, Shi Cheng, Qun Ji, Yutan Liu, Xiangjun Yang
Atherosclerosis is a chronic inflammatory disease of the vascular wall. Dysfunction of cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) has been shown to result in inflammatory responses in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. However, little is known about the role of CFTR in vascular inflammation and atherogenesis. Our results showed that CFTR was dominantly expressed in macrophages of atherosclerotic plaque and reduced in aorta and aortic sinus from atherosclerotic apolipoprotein E-deficient (apoE-/-) mice...
June 14, 2017: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609645/tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-and-il-17a-activation-induces-pericyte-mediated-basement-membrane-remodeling-in-human-neutrophilic-dermatoses
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Holly M Lauridsen, Amanda S Pellowe, Anand Ramanathan, Rebecca Liu, Kathryn Miller-Jensen, Jennifer M McNiff, Jordan S Pober, Anjelica L Gonzalez
Sweet syndrome is a prototypical neutrophilic dermatosis, a class of inflammatory diseases marked by elevated levels of tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α and IL-17A, pathologic neutrophil recruitment, and microvascular remodeling. Histologic analyses of four matrix proteins-collagen I and IV, laminin, and fibronectin-in the skin biopsies of patients with Sweet syndrome reveal that the basement membrane of dermal postcapillary venules undergoes changes in structure and composition. Increased neutrophil recruitment in vivo was associated with increases in collagen IV, decreases in laminin, and varied changes in fibronectin...
June 10, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607385/exogenous-interleukin-37-ameliorates-atherosclerosis-via-inducing-the-treg-response-in-apoe-deficient-mice
#10
Qingwei Ji, Kai Meng, Kunwu Yu, Song Huang, Ying Huang, Xiaohong Min, Yucheng Zhong, Bangwei Wu, Yuzhou Liu, Shaoping Nie, Jianwei Zhang, Yujie Zhou, Qiutang Zeng
Our previous study indicated that interleukin (IL)-37 is involved in atherosclerosis. In the present study, Anterior tibial arteries were collected from diabetes patients and controls. A histopathological analysis showed that IL-37 was over-expressed in human atherosclerotic plaques. Many types of cells including macrophages, vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs), endothelial cells and T lymphocyte expressed IL-37 in human atherosclerotic plaques. ApoE-/- mice were divided into a control group and a recombinant human IL-37-treated group...
June 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607103/dynamin-related-protein-1-inhibition-attenuates-cardiovascular-calcification-in-the-presence-of-oxidative-stress
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Maximillian Rogers, Natalia Maldonado-Martinez, Joshua D Hutcheson, Claudia Goettsch, Shinji Goto, Iwao Yamada, Tyler Faits, Hiromi Sesaki, Masanori Aikawa, Elena Aikawa
Rationale: Mitochondrial changes occur during cell differentiation and cardiovascular disease. Dynamin-related protein 1 (DRP1) is a key regulator of mitochondrial fission. We hypothesized that DRP1 plays a role in cardiovascular calcification, a process involving cell differentiation and a major clinical problem with high unmet needs. Objective: To examine the effects of osteogenic promoting conditions on DRP1, and whether DRP1 inhibition alters the development of cardiovascular calcification. Methods and Results: DRP1 was enriched in calcified regions of human carotid arteries, examined by immunohistochemistry...
June 12, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602016/long-term-results-of-cataract-surgery-in-patients-with-anterior-uveitis
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Ozgur Balta, Gulten Sungur, Mehmet Akif Acar, Mustafa Kosker, Mehmet Yakin, Firdevs Ornek
PURPOSE: This study was aimed to assess the long-term results of phacoemulsification and posterior chamber intraocular lens implantation in patients with anterior uveitis. METHODS: Patients with complicated cataract secondary to anterior uveitis who underwent phacoemulsification and posterior chamber intraocular lens implantation were included in this study. Long-term results and all complications were evaluated throughout the postoperative 4 years. RESULTS: A total of 55 eyes of 48 patients were identified in this study...
June 10, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596375/nlrp3-inflammasome-inhibition-by-mcc950-reduces-atherosclerotic-lesion-development-in-apolipoprotein-e-deficient-mice
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Thomas van der Heijden, Eva Kritikou, Wouter Venema, Janine van Duijn, Peter J van Santbrink, Bram Slütter, Amanda C Foks, Ilze Bot, Johan Kuiper
OBJECTIVE: Inflammasomes are multiprotein complexes, and their activation has been associated with cardiovascular disease. Inflammasome activation leads to secretion of caspase-1 by innate immune cells, resulting in the activation of interleukin-1β. Recently, a potent and selective inhibitor of the NLRP3 inflammasome, MCC950, was described. In this study, we investigated the effect of MCC950 on atherosclerotic lesion development in apoE(-/-) mice. APPROACH AND RESULTS: First, we determined the efficacy of MCC950 in vitro...
June 8, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588850/case-report-of-myometrial-window-following-fetoscopic-treatment-of-twin-twin-transfusion-syndrome-indications-of-underlying-collagen-vascular-disease
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Michael V Zaretsky, David K Manchester, Henry L Galan, Nicholas J Behrendt, Ahmed I Marwan, Kenneth W Liechty, Timothy M Crombleholme
Intraperitoneal amniotic fluid leak is a known complication of fetoscopic procedures that usually resolves spontaneously with expectant management. Intraperitoneal amniotic fluid leak may persist after fetoscopic procedures due to a myometrial window as well as to persistent chorioamniotic membrane disruption, which may be amenable to surgical repair.
June 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569867/optical-biopsy-approach-to-basal-cell-carcinoma-and-melanoma-based-on-all-optically-integrated-photoacoustic-and-optical-coherence-tomography
#15
Wangting Zhou, Zhongjiang Chen, Sihua Yang, Da Xing
Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and melanoma (MM), with the highest morbidity and mortality, respectively, are considered as two skin cancers of concern in dermatology. Histological studies have demonstrated that vascular patterns and collagenous stroma serve as key parameters for BCC and MM classification. In this Letter, we sought to identify BCC and MM based on the dual parameters of vascular patterns and scattering structures provided by all-optically integrated photoacoustic and optical coherence tomography (AOPA/OCT)...
June 1, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549747/increased-dipeptidyl-peptidase-4-accelerates-diet-related-vascular-aging-and-atherosclerosis-in-apoe-deficient-mice-under-chronic-stress
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Yanna Lei, Guang Yang, Lina Hu, Limei Piao, Aiko Inoue, Haiying Jiang, Takeshi Sasaki, Guangxian Zhao, Maimaiti Yisireyili, Chenglin Yu, Wenhu Xu, Kyosuke Takeshita, Kenji Okumura, Masafumi Kuzuya, Xian Wu Cheng
OBJECTIVES: Exposure to psychosocial stress is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Given that dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP4) regulates several intracellular signaling pathways associated with glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) metabolism, we investigated the role of DPP4 in stress-related vascular senescence and atherosclerosis in apolipoprotein E-deficient (ApoE(-/-)) mice. METHODS AND RESULTS: ApoE(-/-) mice fed a high-fat (HF) diet were randomly assigned to one of non-stress and immobilized stress groups for 12weeks...
May 16, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522698/oligogalacturonic-acid-inhibits-vascular-calcification-by-two-mechanisms-inhibition-of-vascular-smooth-muscle-cell-osteogenic-conversion-and-interaction-with-collagen
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Ahmed Hodroge, Eric Trécherel, Marjorie Cornu, Walaa Darwiche, Ali Mansour, Katia Ait-Mohand, Thomas Verissimo, Cathy Gomila, Carole Schembri, Sophie Da Nascimento, Redouan Elboutachfaiti, Agnès Boullier, Emmanuel Lorne, Josiane Courtois, Emmanuel Petit, Sylvestre Toumieux, José Kovensky, Pascal Sonnet, Ziad A Massy, Saïd Kamel, Claire Rossi, Jérôme Ausseil
OBJECTIVE: Cardiovascular diseases constitute the leading cause of mortality worldwide. Calcification of the vessel wall is associated with cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in patients having many diseases, including diabetes mellitus, atherosclerosis, and chronic kidney disease. Vascular calcification is actively regulated by inductive and inhibitory mechanisms (including vascular smooth muscle cell adaptation) and results from an active osteogenic process. During the calcification process, extracellular vesicles (also known as matrix vesicles) released by vascular smooth muscle cells interact with type I collagen and then act as nucleating foci for calcium crystallization...
May 18, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508467/keratitis-due-to-microfilariae-in-dogs-a-newly-recognized-disease
#18
Adriana Morales, Eduardo Perlmann, Aline Nayara Vechiato Abelha, Carlos Emilio Levy, Ana Carolina Almeida de Goes, Angélica M V Safatle
Parasitic agents have been associated with keratitis, but a diagnosis of parasitic keratitis has not been commonly made in domestic animals. The purpose of this study was to describe the clinical and histopathological findings in seven dogs with chronic keratitis caused by microfilariae diagnosed in Brazil. All dogs presented with superficial corneal opacities of varying degrees affecting the perilimbal and central regions of the cornea, with other opaque areas appearing as crystalline deposits and corneal vascularization...
May 15, 2017: Veterinary Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483697/preparation-and-evaluation-of-human-choroid-extracellular-matrix-scaffolds-for-the-study-of-cell-replacement-strategies
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Kathleen R Chirco, Kristan S Worthington, Miles J Flamme-Wiese, Megan J Riker, Joshua D Andrade, Beatrix M Ueberheide, Edwin M Stone, Budd A Tucker, Robert F Mullins
Endothelial cells (ECs) of the choriocapillaris are one of the first cell types lost during age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and cell replacement therapy is currently a very promising option for patients with advanced AMD. We sought to develop a reliable method for the production of human choroidal extracellular matrix (ECM) scaffolds, which will allow for the study of choroidal EC (CEC) replacement strategies in an environment that closely resembles the native tissue. Human RPE/choroid tissue was treated sequentially with Triton X-100, SDS, and DNase to remove all native cells...
May 5, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468317/serum-profiles-of-cytokines-in-behcet-s-disease
#20
Alireza Sadeghi, Fereydoun Davatchi, Farhad Shahram, Arezoo Karimimoghadam, Majid Alikhani, Aiyoub Pezeshgi, Saeideh Mazloomzadeh, Bahar Sadeghi-Abdollahi, Masoud Asadi-Khiavi
Introduction: Behcet's disease (BD) is a chronic systemic autoinflammatory vasculitis which is handled by the variety of proteins like cytokines. Therefore, cytokines are considered as one of the prototypic factors during inflammatory responses of BD. Consequently, the present study was designed for evaluation of cytokine profiles in Iranian BD cases, including those with and without uveitis. Materials and Method: All cases were divided into three groups based on ophthalmologic exam results: BD with uveitis, BD without uveitis, and recovered uveitis BD...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine
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