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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326725/-analysis-of-salivary-protease-spectrum-in-chronic-periodontitis
#1
Li Qian, Zhou Xuedong, Fan Yaping, Yang Tengyu, Wu Songtao, Yu Yu, Chen Jiao, Zhang Ping, Feng Yun
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the difference in salivary protease expression in patients with chronic periodontitis and normal individuals. METHODS: The stimulating saliva in patients with chronic periodontitis and normal individuals were collected. Protein chip technology was adapted to analyze salivary protease spectrum. RESULTS: Among the 34 proteases in the chip, disintegrin and metalloproteinase (ADAM)8, matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-8, MMP-12, neprilysin/CD10, and uridylyl phosphate adenosine/urokinase showed a significantly increased concentration in the saliva of chronic periodontitis patients compared with those in the saliva of normal individuals (P<0...
February 1, 2017: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325251/interferon-induced-thrombotic-microangiopathy-tma-analysis-and-concise-review
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REVIEW
Ajay Kundra, Jen Chin Wang
Interferon (IFN) has been associated with development of thrombotic microangiopathy including thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) and hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). We reviewed literature from the earliest reported association in 1993, to July 2016 and found 68 cases. Analysis of this data shows: (1) Mean age at diagnosis was 47 years (95% CI, 44-50). (2) Majority of cases were seen where IFN was used for the treatment of chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), multiple sclerosis (MS), chronic hepatitis C virus infection (HCV) and one case each for hairy cell leukemia (HCL) and Sezary syndrome...
April 2017: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292736/increased-metalloproteinase-activity-in-the-hippocampus-following-status-epilepticus
#3
Deepti Dubey, Paulette A McRae, Elyse K Rankin-Gee, Esther Baranov, Luke Wandrey, Stephanie Rogers, Brenda E Porter
Increased neuronal plasticity and neuronal cell loss has been implicated in the development of epilepsy following injury. Parvalbumin fast spiking inhibitory interneurons have a robust extracellular matrix coating their cell bodies and the proximal dendrites called the perineuronal net (PNN). The role of the PNN is not clear but it has been implicated in closing of the critical period, altering seizure thresholds and providing neuronal protection from oxidative stress. The PNN is susceptible to degradation following a prolonged seizure and there is an increase in proteolytic-fragments of the PNN enriched proteoglycan aggrecan (Dzwonek et al...
March 1, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280413/effect-of-oleanolic-acid-on-the-activity-secretion-and-gene-expression-of-matrix-metalloproteinase-3-in-articular-chondrocytes-in-vitro-and-the-production-of-matrix-metalloproteinase-3-in-vivo
#4
Dong-Geun Kang, Hyun Jae Lee, Kun Tae Kim, Sun-Chul Hwang, Choong Jae Lee, Jin Sung Park
In the present study, we tried to examine whether oleanolic acid regulates the activity, secretion and gene expression of matrix metalloproteinase-3 (MMP-3) in primary cultured rabbit articular chondrocytes, as well as the production of MMP-3 in the knee joint of rat to evaluate the potential chondroprotective effect of oleanolic acid. Rabbit articular chondrocytes were cultured in a monolayer, and reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) was used to measure interleukin-1β (IL-1β)-induced gene expression of MMP-3, MMP-1, MMP-13, a disintegrin and metalloproteinase with thrombospondin motifs-4 (ADAMTS-4), ADAMTS-5 and type II collagen...
March 2017: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276108/circrna-hsa_circ_0005105-up-regulates-nampt-expression-and-promotes-chondrocyte-extracellular-matrix-degradation-by-sponging-mir-26a
#5
You Wu, Ying Zhang, Yu Zhang, Jia-Jia Wang
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic disease pathologically characterized by articular cartilage degeneration and damage. Currently, studies have found that circular RNA (circRNA) is involved in intracellular RNA regulating network and is closely related to the occurrence and development of diseases, therefore it may become a new biological marker and therapeutic target. After stimulating chondrocytes with interleukin-1 beta (IL-1β), hsa_circ_0005105 expression was significantly upregulated, while miR-26a expression was significantly inhibited...
March 8, 2017: Cell Biology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265287/pernicious-anemia-associated-cobalamin-deficiency-and-thrombotic-microangiopathy-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#6
Farhanah Yousaf, Bruce Spinowitz, Chaim Charytan, Marilyn Galler
A 43-year-old Hispanic male without significant previous medical history was brought to emergency department for syncope following a blood draw to investigate a 40 lbs weight loss during the past 6 months associated with decreased appetite and progressive fatigue. The patient also reported a 1-month history of jaundice. On examination, he was hemodynamically stable and afebrile with pallor and diffuse jaundice but without skin rash or palpable purpura. Normal sensations and power in all extremities were evident on neurological exam...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256567/a-wogonin-rich-fraction-of-scutellaria-baicalensis-root-extract-exerts-chondroprotective-effects-by-suppressing-il-1%C3%AE-induced-activation-of-ap-1-in-human-oa-chondrocytes
#7
Nazir M Khan, Abdul Haseeb, Mohammad Y Ansari, Tariq M Haqqi
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common joint disorder with varying degrees of inflammation and sustained oxidative stress. The root extract of Scutellaria baicalensis (SBE) has been used for the treatment of inflammatory and other diseases. Here, we performed activity-guided HPLC-fractionation of SBE, identified the active ingredient(s) and investigated its chondroprotective potential. We found that the Wogonin containing fraction-4 (F4) was the most potent fraction based on its ability to inhibit ROS production and the suppression of catabolic markers including IL-6, COX-2, iNOS, MMP-3, MMP-9, MMP-13 and ADAMTS-4 in IL-1β-treated OA chondrocytes...
March 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254683/salvianolic-acid-b-inhibits-il-1%C3%AE-induced-inflammatory-cytokine-production-in-human-osteoarthritis-chondrocytes-and-has-a-protective-effect-in-a-mouse-osteoarthritis-model
#8
Yiting Lou, Chenggui Wang, Wenhao Zheng, Qian Tang, Yu Chen, Xiaolei Zhang, Xiaoshan Guo, Jianshun Wang
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic progressive disease that has complicated mechanisms that involve inflammation and cartilage degradation. In this study, we investigated the anti-inflammatory action of Salvianolic acid B (Sal B) in both human OA chondrocytes and a mouse OA model that was induced by destabilization of the medial meniscus. In vitro, chondrocytes were pretreated with Sal B (0, 25, 50, 100μM) for 2h, then incubated with IL-1β (10ng/mL) for 24h. NO production was determined by Griess method and PGE2 was assessed by ELISA...
February 27, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237856/wogonin-a-plant-derived-small-molecule-exerts-potent-anti-inflammatory-and-chondroprotective-effects-through-the-activation-of-ros-erk-nrf2-signaling-pathways-in-human-osteoarthritis-chondrocytes
#9
Nazir M Khan, Abdul Haseeb, Mohammad Y Ansari, Pratap Devarapalli, Sara Haynie, Tariq M Haqqi
Osteoarthritis (OA), characterized by progressive destruction of articular cartilage, is the most common form of human arthritis. Here, we evaluated the potential chondroprotective and anti-inflammatory effects of Wogonin, a naturally occurring flavonoid, in IL-1β-stimulated human OA chondrocytes and cartilage explants. Wogonin completely suppressed the expression and production of inflammatory mediators including IL-6, COX-2, PGE2, iNOS and NO in IL-1β-stimulated OA chondrocytes. Further, Wogonin exhibits potent chondroprotective potential by switching the signaling axis of matrix degradation from catabolic towards anabolic ends and inhibited the expression, production and activities of matrix degrading proteases including MMP-13, MMP-3, MMP-9, and ADAMTS-4 in OA chondrocytes, and blocked the release of s-GAG and COL2A1 in IL-1β-stimulated OA cartilage explants...
February 22, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236026/downregulation-of-mir-221-3p-contributes-to-il-1%C3%AE-induced-cartilage-degradation-by-directly-targeting-the-sdf1-cxcr4-signaling-pathway
#10
Xin Zheng, Feng-Chao Zhao, Yong Pang, Dong-Ya Li, Sheng-Cheng Yao, Shao-Song Sun, Kai-Jin Guo
Osteoarthritis (OA) is characterized by degradation of chondrocyte extracellular matrix (ECM). Accumulating evidence suggests that microRNAs (miRNAs) are associated with OA, but little is known of their function in chondrocyte ECM degradation. The objective of this study was to investigate the expression and function of miRNAs in OA. miRNA expression profile was determined in OA cartilage tissues and controls, employing Solexa sequencing and reverse transcription quantitative PCR (RT-qPCR). According to a modified Mankin scale, cartilage degradation was evaluated...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Molecular Medicine: Official Organ of the "Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte"
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213268/fisetin-inhibits-il-1%C3%AE-induced-inflammatory-response-in-human-osteoarthritis-chondrocytes-through-activating-sirt1-and-attenuates-the-progression-of-osteoarthritis-in-mice
#11
Wenhao Zheng, Zhenhua Feng, Shengban You, Hui Zhang, Zhenyu Tao, Quan Wang, Hua Chen, Yaosen Wu
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative joint disease characterized by cartilage degradation and inflammation. Fisetin, a polyphenol extracted from fruits and vegetables, has been reported to have anti-inflammatory effects. Our study aimed to investigate the effect of fisetin on OA both in vitro and in vivo. In vitro, chondrocytes were pretreated with fisetin alone or fisetin combined with sirtinol (an inhibitor of SIRT1) for 2h before IL-1β stimulation. Production of NO, PGE2, TNF-α and IL-6 were evaluated by the Griess reaction and ELISAs...
April 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207543/decreased-adamts-13-level-is-related-to-inflammation-factors-and-risk-stratification-of-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-patients
#12
Chen Liu, Lei Zhao, Jingzhong Zhao, Qinzhu Xu, Ying Song, Hui Wang
As a kind of metalloprotease of the ADAMTS family, ADAMTS-13 is crucial for maintaining the normal size of von Willebrand factor. Reduced ADAMTS-13 had been reported in patients with both localized and disseminated malignancies. However, the expression and potential role of ADAMTS-13 in hematological malignancies remain unclear. In this research, we measured and compared ADAMTS-13 levels in plasma of 35 acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) patients and 30 healthy controls and found that ALL patients possessed lower level of ADAMTS-13 than controls...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202394/platelet-rich-plasma-prp-induces-chondroprotection-via-increasing-autophagy-anti-inflammatory-markers-and-decreasing-apoptosis-in-human-osteoarthritic-cartilage
#13
Mayssam Moussa, Daniel Lajeunesse, George Hilal, Oula El Atat, Gaby Haykal, Rim Serhal, Antonio Chalhoub, Charbel Khalil, Nada Alaaeddine
OBJECTIVES: Autophagy constitutes a defense mechanism to overcome aging and apoptosis in osteoarthritic cartilage. Several cytokines and transcription factors are linked to autophagy and play an important role in the degradative cascade in osteoarthritis (OA). Cell therapy such as platelet rich plasma (PRP) has recently emerged as a promising therapeutic tool for many diseases including OA. However, its mechanism of action on improving cartilage repair remains to be determined. The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of PRP on osteoarthritic chondrocytes and to elucidate the mechanism by which PRP contributes to cartilage regeneration...
March 1, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188410/simvastatin-inhibits-il-1%C3%AE-induced-apoptosis-and-extracellular-matrix-degradation-by-suppressing-the-nf-kb-and-mapk-pathways-in-nucleus-pulposus-cells
#14
Ji Tu, Wentian Li, Yukun Zhang, Xinghuo Wu, Yu Song, Liang Kang, Wei Liu, Kun Wang, Shuai Li, Wenbin Hua, Cao Yang
Statins are widely used hypocholesterolemic drugs that block the mevalonate pathway. Some studies have shown that statins may have the potential to inhibit intervertebral disk (IVD) degeneration (IDD). Interleukin (IL)-1β, a catabolic cytokine, is a key regulator of IDD. This study aimed to investigate the mechanism underlying the effect of simvastatin on IDD. The viability of nucleus pulposus (NP) cells was determined by the methyl-thiazolyl-tetrazolium (MTT) assay. The apoptosis of NP cells was measured by flow cytometric analysis, terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase dUTP nick end labeling (TUNEL), and western blotting of relevant apoptotic proteins...
February 10, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182327/microangiopathic-hemolytic-anemia-due-to-adamts-13-loss-in-idiopathic-systemic-capillary-leak-syndrome-reply
#15
Daniel C Moreira, Jorge Di Paola
We sincerely appreciate Dr Thachil's letter, which provides further insight into the case we recently published, in which ADAMTS-13 was likely lost in third-space fluid in a patient with idiopathic systemic capillary leak syndrome (SCLS) and that this loss was proposed as a novel mechanism for microangiopathic hemolytic anemia (MAHA) [1]. As mentioned in the original publication, identifying high levels of ADAMTS-13 in the transudate fluid would have proven the proposed mechanism, but unfortunately a sample of the transudate fluid was not available...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176471/subclinical-atypical-haemolytic-uremic-syndrome-relapse-following-discontinuation-of-eculizumab
#16
REVIEW
Shi Zhou Choo, Fiona Brown
A 25-year-old man presented with microangiopathic haemolytic anaemia and acute kidney injury. With a normal ADAMTS-13 level, negative faecal shiga-toxin test and strong family history of atypical haemolytic uremic syndrome, he was commenced on eculizumab to good clinical response. Subsequent genetic testing revealed a heterozygous complement factor H mutation. Eculizumab was discontinued after 44 months of treatment, and he relapsed within 6 months, with the first sign being downtrending haptoglobin levels, with no other markers of haemolysis or thrombocytopaenia, 5 weeks prior to development of acute kidney injury...
February 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150310/plasma-treated-with-amotosalen-and-ultraviolet-a-light-retains-activity-for-hemostasis-after-5-days-post-thaw-storage-at-1-to-6-o-c
#17
Anna Erickson, Katie Waldhaus, Tovo David, Norman Huang, Salvador Rico, Laurence Corash, Nina Mufti, Richard J Benjamin
BACKGROUND: Plasma thawed and stored at 1 to 6(°) C for up to 5 days (thawed plasma [TP]) provides rapid availability in emergencies and reduces plasma waste, but it carries risks of coagulation factor loss or activation, bacterial outgrowth, and viral contamination. We characterized changes in amotosalen/ultraviolet A (UVA) light pathogen-reduced, fresh-frozen plasma (FFP) and plasma frozen within 24 hours (PF24) with post-thaw storage. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Amotosalen/UVA light-treated FFP and PF24 were thawed after approximately 3 to more than 12 months of frozen storage and held at 1 to 6(°) C for 5 days...
February 1, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150184/thrombotic-thrombocytopenic-purpura-in-a-new-onset-lupus-patient
#18
Nery Sablón González, Noel Lorenzo, Yanet Parodis, Maria Belen Alonso Ortiz, Melek Kechida, Jose Carlos Rodriguez Perez
We are presenting a case of TTP with undetectable levels of ADAMTS 13 in a 39-year-old woman. Diagnosis of systemic lupus was evoked in the setting of thrombotic microangiopathy. The patient presented normal renal function but important neurological impairment. Treatment with daily plasmapheresis as well as Rituximab, cyclophosphamide as steroids was required to achieve clinical improvement.
February 2, 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149534/iapp-modulates-cellular-autophagy-apoptosis-and-extracellular-matrix-metabolism-in-human-intervertebral-disc-cells
#19
Xinghuo Wu, Yu Song, Wei Liu, Kun Wang, Yong Gao, Shuai Li, Zhenfeng Duan, Zengwu Shao, Shuhua Yang, Cao Yang
The pathogenic process of intervertebral disc degeneration (IDD) is characterized by imbalance in the extracellular matrix (ECM) metabolism. Nucleus pulposus (NP) cells have important roles in maintaining the proper structure and tissue homeostasis of disc ECM. These cells need adequate supply of glucose and oxygen. Islet amyloid polypeptide (IAPP) exerts its biological effects by regulating glucose metabolism. The purpose of this study was to investigate the expression of IAPP in degenerated IVD tissue, and IAPP modulation of ECM metabolism in human NP cells, especially the crosstalk mechanism between apoptosis and autophagy in these cells...
2017: Cell Death Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122158/microangiopathic-hemolytic-anemia-due-to-adamts-13-loss-in-idiopathic-systemic-capillary-leak-syndrome-comment
#20
Jecko Thachil
Moreira et al describe a fascinating case of a five-year-old who developed microangiopathic hemolytic anemia (MAHA) a week after presentation with idiopathic systemic capillary leak syndrome (SCLS) and propose ADAMTS-13 loss in the third-space fluid as the cause of MAHA [1]. It would however be useful if the authors could provide the values of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and von willebrand factor (VWF) levels in this patient during the illness episode before this conclusion is made. Endothelial dysfunction is well-known to cause very high levels of both VEGF and VWF, to the extent in many experimental studies; these markers are used as a marker for endothelial activation and altered function [2, 3]...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
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