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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338216/the-diversified-function-and-potential-therapy-of-ectopic-olfactory-receptors-in-non-olfactory-tissues
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Zhe Chen, Hong Zhao, Nian Fu, Linxi Chen
Olfactory receptors (ORs) are mainly distributed in olfactory neurons and play a key role in detecting volatile odorants, eventually resulting in the production of smell perception. Recently, it is also reported that ORs are expressed in non-olfactory tissues including heart, lung, sperm, skin and cancerous tissues. Interestingly, ectopic ORs are associated with the development of diseases in non-olfactory tissues. For instance, ectopic ORs initiate the hypoxic ventilatory responses and maintain the oxygen homeostasis of breathing in the carotid body when oxygen levels decline...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337528/a-molecular-study-on-the-role-of-alpha-hemoglobin-stabilizing-protein-in-hemoglobin-h-disease
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Pacharapan Surapolchai, Ampaiwan Chuansumrit, Nongnuch Sirachainan, Praguywan Kadegasem, Ka-Chun Leung, Chi-Chiu So
The clinical course of hemoglobin H (HbH) disease is remarkably variable. It is not completely clear how genetic and environmental factors interplay to modify clinical severity in affected individuals. Previous studies suggested that altered structure or function of alpha-hemoglobin-stabilizing protein (AHSP) could modify the clinical phenotypes of thalassemias. The present study attempted to explore the potential role of AHSP in the pathophysiology of HbH disease in 95 Chinese and Thai/Sino-Thai patients with deletional and non-deletional form of this disease...
March 23, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333416/severe-transplant-associated-thrombotic-microangiopathy-in-patients-with-hemoglobinopathies
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Ghada A Abusin, Rolla Abu-Arja, Rajinder P S Bajwa, Edwin M Horwitz, Jeffery J Auletta, Hemalatha G Rangarajan
Incidence and severity of transplant-associated thrombotic microangiopathy (TA-TMA) in patients with hemoglobinopathies receiving hematopoietic cell transplant is unknown. We report the outcomes for two patients with TA-TMA who received eculizumab. A 2.5-year-old male with sickle cell disease developed TA-TMA-associated pericardial tamponade, severe hypertension, and acute kidney injury 2 months after transplant. A 7-year-old female with β-thalassemia major developed TA-TMA-related acute kidney injury, severe hypertension, and seizures at 6 months after transplant...
March 23, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330575/clinical-management-of-the-homozygous-%C3%AE-thalassemia-with-unusual-mandibular-manifestation-of-hematopoiesis
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J A Ruiz-Roca, R E Oñate-Sánchez, I Urrutia-Rodríguez, A Martínez-Izquierdo, D Mengual-Pujante, F J Rodríguez-Lozano
Alpha (α)-thalassemias are the most common genetic disorder of hemoglobin (Hb) synthesis, affecting up to 5% of the world's population. These congenital hemolytic anemias induce extramedullary hematopoiesis, including the liver, spleen, sinuses, and the diploic spaces of the skull. Oral health problems in patients with thalassemias are mostly related to a varied degree of facial deformities, malocclusions, and/or dental arch dimensions. We present a case with a 49-year-old man, diagnosed with homozygous α thalassemia that came to the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Murcia for a dental treatment...
February 2017: J Stomatol Oral Maxillofac Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325862/reduced-pu-1-expression-underlies-aberrant-neutrophil-maturation-and-function-in-%C3%AE-thalassemia-mice-and-patients
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Panjaree Siwaponanan, Jurre Ynze Siegers, Razi Ghazali, Thian Ng, Bradley McColl, Garrett Zhen-Wei Ng, Philip Sutton, Nancy Wang, Isabelle Ooi, Chayada Thiengtavor, Suthat Fucharoen, Pornthip Chaichompoo, Saovaros Svasti, Odilia Louise Wijburg, Jim Vadolas
β-Thalassemia is associated with several abnormalities of the innate immune system. Neutrophils in particular are defective, predisposing patients to life-threatening bacterial infections. The molecular and cellular mechanisms involved in impaired neutrophil function remain incompletely defined. We used the Hbb(th3/+) β-thalassemia mouse and HbE/β-thalassemia patients to investigate dysregulated neutrophil activity. Mature neutrophils from Hbb(th3/+) mice displayed a significant reduction in chemotaxis, opsonophagocytosis and production of reactive oxygen species (ROS), closely mimicking the defective immune functions observed in β-thalassemia patients...
March 21, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325300/one-step-biallelic-and-scarless-correction-of-a-%C3%AE-thalassemia-mutation-in-patient-specific-ipscs-without-drug-selection
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Yali Liu, Yi Yang, Xiangjin Kang, Bin Lin, Qian Yu, Bing Song, Ge Gao, Yaoyong Chen, Xiaofang Sun, Xiaoping Li, Lei Bu, Yong Fan
Monogenic disorders (MGDs), which are caused by single gene mutations, have a serious effect on human health. Among these, β-thalassemia (β-thal) represents one of the most common hereditary hematological diseases caused by mutations in the human hemoglobin β (HBB) gene. The technologies of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and genetic correction provide insights into the treatments for MGDs, including β-thal. However, traditional approaches for correcting mutations have a low efficiency and leave a residual footprint, which leads to some safety concerns in clinical applications...
March 17, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325066/comprehensive-analysis-to-explain-reduced-or-increased-sod1-enzymatic-activity-in-als-patients-and-their-relatives
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Isil Keskin, Anna Birve, Mariusz Berdynski, Karin Hjertkvist, Reza Rofougaran, Torbjörn K Nilsson, Jonathan D Glass, Stefan L Marklund, Peter M Andersen
OBJECTIVE: To characterise stabilities in erythrocytes of mutant SOD1 proteins, compare SOD1 enzymatic activities between patients with different genetic causes of ALS and search for underlying causes of deviant SOD1 activities in individuals lacking SOD1 mutations. METHODS: Blood samples from 4072 individuals, ALS patients with or without a SOD1 mutation, family members and controls were studied. Erythrocyte SOD1 enzymatic activities normalised to haemoglobin content were determined, and effects of haemoglobin disorders on dismutation assessed...
March 21, 2017: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321531/bone-quality-in-beta-thalassemia-intermedia-relationships-with-bone-quantity-and-endocrine-and-hematologic-variables
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Marina Baldini, A Marcon, F M Ulivieri, S Seghezzi, R Cassin, C Messina, M D Cappellini, G Graziadei
We report the first evaluation of bone quality in 70 thalassemia intermedia (TI) patients (37 males, 33 females, age 41 ± 12 years). Thirty-three patients (47%) had been transfused, 34 (49%) had been splenectomized, 39 (56%) were on iron chelation therapy, and 11 (16%) were on hydroxyurea. Mean hemoglobin was 9.2 ± 1.5 g/dl, median ferritin 537 ng/dl (range 14-4893), and mean liver iron concentration 7.6 ± 6.4 mg Fe/g dw. Fifteen patients (21%) had endocrinopathies, and 29 (41%) had vitamin D deficiency...
March 20, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321530/pregnancy-in-patients-with-thalassemia-major-a-cohort-study-and-conclusions-for-an-adequate-care-management-approach
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E Cassinerio, I M Baldini, R S Alameddine, A Marcon, R Borroni, W Ossola, A Taher, M D Cappellini
An improvement in quality of life and survival occurred among thalassemia major (TM) patients: pregnancy in such patients has become a reality. Safe pregnancy and delivery require efforts to ensure the best outcomes. Between 2007 and 2016, 30 TM patients had 37 pregnancies. We analyzed the hematological parameters before, during, and after pregnancies and in 19 patients a cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) T2* was performed. The mean age at first pregnancy was 30 ± 4 years; the current mean age is 35 ± 5 years...
March 20, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320872/the-drosophila-daxx-like-protein-dlp-cooperates-with-asf1-for-h3-3-deposition-and-heterochromatin-formation
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Catherine Fromental-Ramain, Philippe Ramain, Ali Hamiche
Histone variants are non-allelic isoforms of canonical histones and they are deposited, in contrast to canonical histones, in a replication-independent (RI) manner. RI deposition of H3.3, a histone variant from the H3.3 family, is mediated in mammals by distinct pathways involving either the histone regulator A (HIRA) complex or the death-associated protein (DAXX)/α-thalassemia X-linked mental retardation protein (ATRX) complex. Here, we investigated the function of Drosophila DAXX Like Protein (DLP) by using both fly genetics approaches and protein biochemistry...
March 20, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316442/alloimmunization-in-autoimmune-hemolytic-anemia-patient-the-differential-adsorption-approach
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Ravi C Dara, Aseem Kumar Tiwari, Dinesh Arora, Subhasis Mitra, Devi Prasad Acharya, Geet Aggarwal, Jyoti Sharma
Patients of β-thalassemia major are dependent on regular blood transfusions for their entire lifetime. Development of antibodies against red blood cell (RBC) antigen which may be alloantibody or autoantibody, several times as a result of frequent red cell component transfusions, further complicates the subsequent transfusion therapy. Among the autoantibodies, warm-reactive autoantibodies are commoner and interfere in the pretransfusion testing. These RBC autoantibodies present in patient's serum potentially react with all the cells of antibody identification panel giving "pan-reactive" picture and making alloantibody identification complex...
January 2017: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316434/comparison-of-deferasirox-and-deferoxamine-effects-on-iron-overload-and-immunological-changes-in-patients-with-blood-transfusion-dependent-%C3%AE-thalassemia
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Hayder M Al-Kuraishy, Ali I Al-Gareeb
INTRODUCTION: Beta-thalassemias are a cluster of inherited (autosomal recessive) hematological disorders prevalent in the Mediterranean area due to defects in synthesis of β chains of hemoglobin. The aim of present study was to compare the effects of deferasirox and deferoxamine on iron overload and immunological changes in patients with blood transfusion-dependent β-thalassemia major and intermedia. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This study involved 64 patients with known cases of β-thalassemia major or intermedia that has been treated with blood transfusion and iron chelators...
January 2017: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314600/anemia-and-hematinic-deficiencies-in-gastric-parietal-cell-antibody-positive-and-negative-oral-mucosal-disease-patients-with-microcytosis
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Hung-Pin Lin, Yu-Hsueh Wu, Yi-Ping Wang, Yang-Che Wu, Julia Yu-Fong Chang, Andy Sun
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Microcytosis is defined as mean corpuscular volume (MCV) < 80 fL. This study assessed the anemia statuses and hematinic deficiencies in 30 patients with gastric parietal cell antibody-positive microcytosis (GPCA+/microcytosis) and 210 patients with GPCA-negative microcytosis (GPCA-/microcytosis). METHODS: We measured and compared the mean red blood cell (RBC) count, MCV, and RBC distribution width (RDW), as well as blood levels of hemoglobin, iron, vitamin B12, folic acid, and homocysteine among the aforementioned patient groups and 240 healthy controls...
March 14, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303002/reciprocal-regulation-of-%C3%AE-globin-expression-by-exo-mirnas-relevance-to-%C3%AE-globin-silencing-in-%C3%AE-thalassemia-major
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Kuo-Ting Sun, Yu-Nan Huang, Kalaiselvi Palanisamy, Shih-Sheng Chang, I-Kuan Wang, Kang-Hsi Wu, Ping Chen, Ching-Tien Peng, Chi-Yuan Li
Induction of fetal hemoglobin (HbF) is a promising strategy in the treatment of β-thalassemia major (β-TM). The present study shows that plasma exosomal miRNAs (exo-miRs) are involved in γ-globin regulation. Exosomes shuttle miRNAs and mediate cell-cell communication. MiRNAs are regulators of biological processes through post-transcriptional targeting. Compared to HD (Healthy Donor), β-TM patients showed increased levels of plasma exosomes and the majority of exosomes had cellular origin from CD34+ cells...
March 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301910/soluble-fms-like-tyrosine-kinase-1-as-a-link-between-angiogenesis-and-endothelial-dysfunction-in-pediatric-patients-with-%C3%AE-thalassemia-intermedia
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Azza Abdel Gawad Tantawy, Amira Abdel Moneam Adly, Eman Abdel Rahman Ismail, Omneya Ibrahim Youssef, Mohamed ElSayed Ali
Endothelial damage has been implicated in the pathogenesis of vascular complications in β-thalassemia intermedia (β-TI). Soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase 1 (sFLT-1) is a member of the vascular endothelial growth factor receptor (VEGFR) family. Soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase 1 is an antiangiogenic protein that induces endothelial dysfunction by adhering to and inhibiting VEGF and placenta growth factor. The aim of this study was to assess the level of sFLT-1 in 35 children and adolescents with β-TI, correlating it with markers of hemolysis and iron overload as well as cardiopulmonary complications...
January 1, 2017: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296163/long-term-safety-and-efficacy-of-deferasirox-in-young-pediatric-patients-with-transfusional-hemosiderosis-results-from-a-5-year-observational-study-entrust
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Elliott Vichinsky, Amal El-Beshlawy, Azzam Al Zoebie, Annie Kamdem, Suzanne Koussa, Thirachit Chotsampancharoen, Andreas Bruederle, Geralyn Gilotti, Jackie Han, Mohsen Elalfy
BACKGROUND: Children with red blood cell disorders may receive regular transfusions from an early age and consequently accumulate iron. Adequate iron chelation therapy can prevent organ damage and delayed growth/development. Deferasirox is indicated for treatment of pediatric patients with chronic iron overload due to transfusional hemosiderosis; however, fewer than 10% of patients in the registration studies were aged 2 to less than 6 years. PROCEDURE: Deferasirox, a once-daily oral iron chelator, was evaluated in young pediatric patients with transfusional hemosiderosis during the observational 5-year ENTRUST study...
March 10, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294389/deciphering-the-molecular-effects-of-mutations-on-atrx-cause-atrx-syndrome-a-molecular-dynamics-study
#17
P Chandrasekaran, R Rajasekaran
α-thalassemia mental retardation X-linked (ATRX) syndrome is caused by the dysfunction of ATRX protein. The present study explored the structural consequences influenced by two observed mutations V194I and C220R on ADD domain of ATRX protein by applying all atom molecular dynamics (MD) simulation. MD result showed that both the mutants exhibited wide variations in their backbone dynamics, as a result, mutant V210I showed complete distortion on α3 and the mutant C220R displayed a biased disruption on α2-3...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293409/myelodysplastic-syndromes-and-iron-chelation-therapy
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REVIEW
Emanuele Angelucci, Silvana Anna Maria Urru, Federica Pilo, Alberto Piperno
Over recent decades we have been fortunate to witness the advent of new technologies and of an expanded knowledge and application of chelation therapies to the benefit of patients with iron overload. However, extrapolation of learnings from thalassemia to the myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) has resulted in a fragmented and uncoordinated clinical evidence base. We're therefore forced to change our understanding of MDS, looking with other eyes to observational studies that inform us about the relationship between iron and tissue damage in these subjects...
2017: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293408/impact-of-donor-specific-anti-hla-antibodies-and-donor-kir-characteristics-in-haploidentical-hsct-for-beta-thalassemia
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Marco Andreani, Manuela Testi, Pietro Sodani, Maria Troiano, Andrea Di Luzio, Giuseppe Testa, Michela Falco, Elvira Poggi, Javid Gaziev, Antonina Piazza
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293406/%C3%AE-thalassemia-distribution-in-the-old-world-an-ancient-disease-seen-from-a-historical-standpoint
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REVIEW
Vincenzo De Sanctis, Christos Kattamis, Duran Canatan, Ashraf T Soliman, Heba Elsedfy, Mehran Karimi, Shahina Daar, Yasser Wali, Mohamed Yassin, Nada Soliman, Praveen Sobti, Soad Al Jaouni, Mohamed El Kholy, Bernadette Fiscina, Michael Angastiniotis
BACKGROUND: Haemoglobinopathies constitute the commonest recessive monogenic disorders worldwide, and the treatment of affected individuals presents a substantial global disease burden. β-thalassaemia is characterised by the reduced synthesis (β(+)) or absence (β(o)) of the β-globin chains in the HbA molecule, resulting in accumulation of excess unbound α-globin chains that precipitate in erythroid precursors in the bone marrow and in the mature erythrocytes, leading to ineffective erythropoiesis and peripheral haemolysis...
2017: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
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