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Chris Amdisen, Anna K Keller, Rie Schultz Hansen, Rikke Nørregaard, Søren Palmelund Krag, Ulla Møldrup, Michael Pedersen, Bente Jespersen, Henrik Birn
INTRODUCTION: Ischemia/reperfusion injury (I/R-I) is a leading cause of acute kidney injury (AKI) and is associated with increased mortality. Danegaptide is a selective modifier of the gap junction protein connexion 43. It has cytoprotective as well as anti-arrhythmic properties and has been shown to reduce the size of myocardial infarct in pigs. The aim of this study was to investigate the ischemia-protective effect of Danegaptide in a porcine renal I/R-I model with two weeks follow up...
2016: PloS One
Xingqi Chen, Ying Shen, Will Draper, Jason D Buenrostro, Ulrike Litzenburger, Seung Woo Cho, Ansuman T Satpathy, Ava C Carter, Rajarshi P Ghosh, Alexandra East-Seletsky, Jennifer A Doudna, William J Greenleaf, Jan T Liphardt, Howard Y Chang
Spatial organization of the genome plays a central role in gene expression, DNA replication, and repair. But current epigenomic approaches largely map DNA regulatory elements outside of the native context of the nucleus. Here we report assay of transposase-accessible chromatin with visualization (ATAC-see), a transposase-mediated imaging technology that employs direct imaging of the accessible genome in situ, cell sorting, and deep sequencing to reveal the identity of the imaged elements. ATAC-see revealed the cell-type-specific spatial organization of the accessible genome and the coordinated process of neutrophil chromatin extrusion, termed NETosis...
October 17, 2016: Nature Methods
Shengming Deng, Bin Zhang, Xiuli Sui, Shibiao Sang, Wei Zhang
A 64-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with a history of recurrent fever lasting 2 months. The initial physical examination for the patient showed normal cutaneous signs. An elevated uptake of tracer in skeletal muscles was observed by F-FDG PET/CT imaging. Three weeks later, a multitude of painful erythematous maculopapules appeared over his face, chest, and back. Pathological examination of a skin lesion showed papillary dermal edema with predominantly dense neutrophilic infiltrate in the dermis with no evidence of vasculitis, which was consistent with Sweet's syndrome...
October 5, 2016: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
Puebla Cassini-Vieira, Mariane Felipetto, Leandro Barbosa Prado, Thiago Verano-Braga, Silvia Passos Andrade, Robson A S Santos, Mauro Martins Teixeira, Maria Elena de Lima, Adriano M C Pimenta, Luciola Silva Barcelos
We have previously described a 25mer anti-hypertensive peptide, previously named TsHpt-I (Tityus serrulatus Hypotensin-I), now Ts14, as an agonist of B2 kinin receptor. Bradykinin is known to play physiological roles in angiogenic, inflammatory, and fibrogenic processes, mostly mediated by B2 receptor. Therefore, we investigated whether Ts14 could modulate key events (neovascularization, inflammatory cell recruitment, and extracellular matrix deposition) of the fibrovascular tissue, induced by polyether-polyurethane sponge implants in mice...
October 9, 2016: Peptides
İsa Öner Yüksel, Erkan Köklü, Şakir Arslan, Göksel Çağırcı, Eylem Özaydın Göksu, Pınar Koç, Serkan Çay, Filiz Kızılırmak
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Non-calcified carotid plaques are more unstable than calcified plaques, and they are associated with a higher risk of rupture, thromboembolism, and consequently, stroke. The purpose of the present study is to compare calcified and non-calcified plaques that cause intermediate carotid artery stenosis with respect to neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio (NLR). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A total number of 139 asymptomatic patients with 50-70% stenosis of the carotid artery were included in this study...
September 2016: Korean Circulation Journal
Alexandre Escande, Christine Haie-Meder, Pierre Maroun, Sébastien Gouy, Renaud Mazeron, Thomas Leroy, Enrica Bentivegna, Philippe Morice, Eric Deutsch, Cyrus Chargari
OBJECTIVE: To study the prognostic value of leucocyte disorders in a prospective cohort of cervical cancer patients receiving definitive chemoradiation plus image-guided adaptive brachytherapy (IGABT). RESULTS: 113 patients were identified. All patients received a pelvic irradiation concomitant with chemotherapy, extended to the para-aortic area in 13 patients with IVB disease. Neutrophilia and leukocytosis were significant univariate prognostic factors for poorer local failure-free survival (p = 0...
October 4, 2016: Oncotarget
Eun Young Kim, Nambeom Kim, Young Saing Kim, Ja-Young Seo, Inkeun Park, Hee Kyung Ahn, Yu Mi Jeong, Jeong Ho Kim
BACKGROUND: Advanced lung cancer inflammation index (ALI, body mass index [BMI] x serum albumin/neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio [NLR]) has been shown to predict overall survival (OS) in small cell lung cancer (SCLC). CT enables skeletal muscle to be quantified, whereas BMI cannot accurately reflect body composition. The purpose was to evaluate prognostic value of modified ALI (mALI) using CT-determined L3 muscle index (L3MI, muscle area at L3/height2) beyond original ALI. METHODS: L3MIs were calculated using the CT images of 186 consecutive patients with SCLC taken at diagnosis, and mALI was defined as L3MI x serum albumin/NLR...
2016: PloS One
Tao Li, Tao Liu, Zhensong Jiang, Xingang Cui, Jianmin Sun
The present study examined the histopathological and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) features of pyogenic, brucella and tuberculous spondylitis (PS, BS and TS, respectively). A total of 22 PS, 20 BS and 20 TS patients were included in the study. Histopathological examination was used to assess the lesion structure and composition, and the MRI observation identified the lesion location and signal features. The following histopathological and MRI features were identified significantly more in patients with PS than in patients with BS and TS: Predominant neutrophil infiltration, abnormal intervertebral disk signal, lesions on the ventral and lateral sides of the vertebral bodies, and thick and irregular abscess walls...
October 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Emre Balta, Julian Stopp, Laura Castelletti, Henning Kirchgessner, Yvonne Samstag, Guido H Wabnitz
Neutrophils or polymorphonuclear cells (PMN) eliminate bacteria via phagocytosis and/or NETosis. Apart from these conventional roles, PMN also have immune-regulatory functions. They can transdifferentiate and upregulate MHCII as well as ligands for costimulatory receptors which enables them to behave as antigen presenting cells (APC). The initial step for activating T-cells is the formation of an immune synapse between T-cells and antigen-presenting cells). However, the immune synapse that develops at the PMN/T-cell contact zone is as yet hardly investigated due to the non-availability of methods for analysis of large number of PMN interactions...
September 27, 2016: Methods: a Companion to Methods in Enzymology
Philippe Foubert, Melanie Doyle-Eisele, Andreina Gonzalez, Felipe Berard, Waylon Weber, Diana Zafra, Zeni Alfonso, Sherry Zhao, Mayer Tenenhaus, John K Fraser
PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to develop an approach that models the cutaneous healing that occurs in a patient with full thickness thermal burn injury complicated by total body radiation exposure sufficient to induce sub-lethal prodromal symptoms. An assessment of the effects of an autologous cell therapy on wound healing on thermal burn injury with concomitant radiation exposure was used to validate the utility of the model. METHODS: Göttingen minipigs were subjected to a 1...
October 3, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Biology
Nele Schnipper, Hans H Stassen, Tilmann Kallinich, Karl Sperling, Katrin Hoffmann
The nuclear morphology of neutrophils depends on different endogenous and exogenous factors, which can lead to hypo- or hypersegmentation of the normally 2-4 segmented nucleus. Hyposegmentation can be due to mutations in the LBR-gene (Pelger-Huët-Anomaly) or can be induced, for example, by colchicine treatment. The range of this phenotypic variation is known as "norm of reaction", which can be of major relevance for clinical diagnosis and therapeutic intervention. In this project, we studied the "norm of reaction" in 26 subjects with 0-3 wild type LBR alleles...
September 29, 2016: Cytometry. Part B, Clinical Cytometry
Xi Wen, Tian Jin, Xuehua Xu
Eukaryotic cells sense and move towards a chemoattractant gradient, a cellular process referred as chemotaxis. Chemotaxis plays critical roles in many physiological processes, such as embryogenesis, neuron patterning, metastasis of cancer cells, recruitment of neutrophils to sites of inflammation, and the development of the model organism Dictyostelium discoideum. Eukaryotic cells sense chemo-attractants using G protein-coupled receptors. Visual chemotaxis assays are essential for a better understanding of how eukaryotic cells control chemoattractant-mediated directional cell migration...
2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
Puneet Gandhi, Richa Khare, Kavita Niraj, Nitin Garg, Sandeep K Sorte, Hanni Gulwani
Mixed gliomas, primarily oligoastrocytomas, account for about 5%-10% of all gliomas. Distinguishing oligoastrocytoma based on histological features alone has limitations in predicting the exact biological behavior, necessitating ancillary markers for greater specificity. In this case report, human telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT) and high mobility group-A1 (HMGA1); markers of proliferation and stemness, have been quantitatively analyzed in formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue samples of a 34 years old patient with oligoastrocytoma...
September 16, 2016: World Journal of Clinical Cases
Li-Li Sha, Huan Wang, Chen Wang, Hong-Ying Peng, Min Chen, Ming-Hui Zhao
Dysregulated neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) formation contributes to the pathogenesis of anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic Ab (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV). Increasing evidence indicates that autophagy is involved in the process of NETs formation. In this study, we aimed to investigate whether ANCA could induce autophagy in the process of NETs formation. Autophagy was detected using live cell imaging, microtubule-associated protein light chain 3B (LC3B) accumulation and Western blotting. The results showed that autophagy vacuolization was detected in neutrophils treated with ANCA-positive IgG by live cell imaging...
September 26, 2016: Innate Immunity
Babak Pourakbari, Shima Mahmoudi, Amir Hossein Jafari, Abbas Bahador, Sepideh Keshavarz Valian, Reihaneh Hosseinpour Sadeghi, Setareh Mamishi
INTRODUCTION: Diffuse lung diseases (DLD) in children involve a group of heterogeneous, rare disorders. In spite of the low diagnostic yield in pediatric DLD, bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) can be used to diagnose specific disorders. There are few studies about microbial and cellular profiles of BAL samples in these patients. This study was conducted to evaluate the clinical, cytological and microbiological evaluation of BAL in children with DLD. METHODS: The clinical, cytological and microbiological profiles of BAL samples of all patients with DLD who underwent the fiberoptic bronchoscopy (FOB) at Children's Medical Center, an Iranian referral pediatrics Hospital during a year were evaluated...
September 22, 2016: Microbial Pathogenesis
Margery G H Pelletier, Klaudia Szymczak, Anna M Barbeau, Gianna N Prata, Kevin S O'Fallon, Peter Gaines
Neutrophils and macrophages differentiate from common myeloid progenitors in the bone marrow, where they undergo nuclear morphologic changes during maturation. During this process, both cell types acquire critical innate immune functions that include phagocytosis of pathogens, and for neutrophils the release of nuclear material called nuclear extracellular traps (NETs). Primary cells used to study these functions are typically purified from mature mouse tissues, but bone marrow-derived ex vivo cultures provide more abundant numbers of progenitors and functionally mature cells...
September 20, 2016: Methods: a Companion to Methods in Enzymology
Farhad Khimani, Daniel K Jeong, Branko Miladinovic, Taiga Nishihori, Ernesto Ayala, Frederick Locke, Asmita Mishra, Julio Chavez, Bijal Shah, Kenneth Gage, Mohamed A Kharfan-Dabaja
It is unclear if persistent splenomegaly in the presence of a negative positron emission tomography (PET) scan before allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) influences post-transplantation outcomes in patients with lymphoma. We retrospectively reviewed records of 152 patients who underwent allogeneic HCT for various lymphomas. Centralized review of pretransplantation computed tomography (CT) and PET images was performed. Spleen volume (SV) was measured using the freehand volume segmentation tool in AW Workstation software (General Electric, Waukesha, WI)...
September 19, 2016: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Florence A Aeschlimann, Lars Grosse-Wortmann, Susanne M Benseler, Ronald M Laxer, Diane Hebert, Rae S M Yeung
BACKGROUND: Arterial vessel wall dissection is a rare, life-threatening and rarely described complication in childhood Takayasu Arteritis (cTA). Prevalence and risk factors for arterial dissection in cTA are unknown. We sought to study the prevalence and analyse risk factors for arterial dissection in cTA. FINDINGS: A single center retrospective review of all children with cTA was performed. Patients with arterial dissection at cTA diagnosis were reported in detail and compared to the remaining single center retrospective cohort of children without dissection...
September 22, 2016: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
Vincenzo Villanacci, Filip Baert, Freddy Cornillie, Gert De Hertogh, Julián Panés
In patients with inflammatory bowel disease, a dissociation can occur between symptoms and presence of inflammatory lesions. This dissociation has led to the recognition that objective measures of disease activity together with clinical assessment should be co-primary endpoints in clinical trials. Objective assessment of inflammatory lesions has classically relied on ileocolonoscopy. However, examination with endoscopy cannot always be complete and does not evaluate transmural changes. Furthermore, histological alterations may persist in the presence of mild or even absent endoscopy lesions...
September 20, 2016: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
Adam C Mumford, Irini J Adaktylou, David Emerson
: Microbially influenced corrosion (MIC) is a major cause of damage to steel infrastructure in the marine environment. Despite their ability to grow directly on Fe(II) released from steel, comparatively little is known about the role played by neutrophilic iron oxidizing bacteria (FeOB). Recent work has shown that FeOB grow readily on mild steel (1018 MS) both incubated in situ or as substrate for pure cultures in vitro; however details of how they colonize steel surfaces are unknown, yet important for understanding their effects...
September 16, 2016: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
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