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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436274/depletion-of-hdl3-high-density-lipoprotein-and-altered-functionality-of-hdl2-in-blood-from-sickle-cell-patients
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Eric Soupene, Sandra K Larkin, Frans A Kuypers
In sickle cell disease (SCD), alterations of cholesterol metabolism is in part related to abnormal levels and activity of plasma proteins such as lecithin cholesterol acyltransferase (LCAT), and apolipoprotein A-I (ApoA-I). In addition, the size distribution of ApoA-I high density lipoproteins (HDL) differs from normal blood. The ratio of the amount of HDL2 particle relative to the smaller higher density pre-β HDL (HDL3) particle was shifted toward HDL2. This lipoprotein imbalance is exacerbated during acute vaso-occlusive episodes (VOE) as the relative levels of HDL3 decrease...
January 1, 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425751/development-of-red-blood-cell-autoantibodies-following-treatment-with-checkpoint-inhibitors-a-new-class-of-anti-neoplastic-immunotherapeutic-agents-associated-with-immune-dysregulation
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Laura L Cooling, John Sherbeck, Jonathon C Mowers, Sheri L Hugan
Ipilimumab, nivolumab, and pembrolizumab represent a new class of immunotherapeutic drugs for treating patients with advanced cancer. Known as checkpoint inhibitors, these drugs act to upregulate the cellular and humoral immune response to tumor antigens by inhibiting T-cell autoregulation. As a consequence, they can be associated with immune-related adverse events (irAEs) due to loss of self-tolerance, including rare cases of immune-related cytopenias. We performed a retrospective clinical chart review, including serologic, hematology, and chemistry laboratory results, of two patients who developed red blood cell (RBC) autoantibodies during treatment with a checkpoint inhibitor...
January 2017: Immunohematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405258/rapid-isolation-of-blood-plasma-using-a-cascaded-inertial-microfluidic-device
#3
M Robinson, H Marks, T Hinsdale, K Maitland, G Coté
Blood, saliva, mucus, sweat, sputum, and other biological fluids are often hindered in their ability to be used in point-of-care (POC) diagnostics because their assays require some form of off-site sample pre-preparation to effectively separate biomarkers from larger components such as cells. The rapid isolation, identification, and quantification of proteins and other small molecules circulating in the blood plasma from larger interfering molecules are therefore particularly important factors for optical blood diagnostic tests, in particular, when using optical approaches that incur spectroscopic interference from hemoglobin-rich red blood cells (RBCs)...
March 2017: Biomicrofluidics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404832/folate-deficiency-is-prevalent-in-women-of-childbearing-age-in-belize-and-is-negatively-affected-by-coexisting-vitamin-b-12-deficiency-belize-national-micronutrient-survey-2011
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Jorge Rosenthal, Natalia Largaespada, Lynn B Bailey, Michael Cannon, C J Alverson, Dayrin Ortiz, Gail Pa Kauwell, Joe Sniezek, Ramon Figueroa, Robyn Daly, Peter Allen
Background: Folate deficiency, vitamin B-12 deficiency, and anemia can have adverse effects on birth outcomes. Also, low vitamin B-12 reduces the formation of metabolically active folate.Objectives: We sought to establish the baseline prevalence of and factors associated with folate deficiency and insufficiency, vitamin B-12 deficiency, and anemia among women of childbearing age (WCBA) in Belize.Methods: In 2011, a national probability-based survey was completed among Belizean nonpregnant WCBA aged 15-49 y...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401678/a-and-b-antigen-levels-acquired-by-group-o-donor-derived-erythrocytes-following-abo-non-identical-transfusion-or-minor-abo-incompatible-haematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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A K Hult, J H Dykes, J R Storry, M L Olsson
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: ABO-incompatible haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) presents a challenge to blood component transfusion. The aim of this study was to investigate the weak blood group A or B antigen expression by donor-derived group O red blood cells (RBC) observed following transfusion or minor ABO-incompatible HSCT. In addition, in vitro experiments were performed to elucidate possible mechanisms underlying this phenomenon. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A sensitive flow cytometry assay for the semi-quantification of RBC A/B antigen levels was used to assess patient samples and evaluate in vitro experiments...
April 12, 2017: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400735/a-novel-stopped-flow-assay-for-quantitating-carbonic-anhydrase-activity-and-assessing-red-blood-cell-hemolysis
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Pan Zhao, R Ryan Geyer, Walter F Boron
We report a novel carbonic-anhydrase (CA) assay and its use for quantitating red-blood-cell (RBC) lysis during stopped-flow (SF) experiments. We combine two saline solutions, one containing HEPES/pH 7.03 and the other, ~1% CO2/44 mM [Formula: see text]/pH 8.41, to generate an out-of-equilibrium CO2/[Formula: see text] solution containing ~0.5% CO2/22 [Formula: see text]/pH ~7.25 (10°C) in the SF reaction cell. CA catalyzes relaxation of extracellular pH to ~7.50: [Formula: see text] + H(+) → CO2 + H2O. Proof-of-concept studies (no intact RBCs) show that the pH-relaxation rate constant (kΔpH)-measured via pyranine fluorescence-rises linearly with increases in [bovine CAII] or [murine-RBC lysate]...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377528/listeriolysin-s-is-a-streptolysin-s-like-virulence-factor-that-targets-exclusively-prokaryotic-cells-in-vivo
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Juan J Quereda, Marie A Nahori, Jazmín Meza-Torres, Martin Sachse, Patricia Titos-Jiménez, Jaime Gomez-Laguna, Olivier Dussurget, Pascale Cossart, Javier Pizarro-Cerdá
Streptolysin S (SLS)-like virulence factors from clinically relevant Gram-positive pathogens have been proposed to behave as potent cytotoxins, playing key roles in tissue infection. Listeriolysin S (LLS) is an SLS-like hemolysin/bacteriocin present among Listeria monocytogenes strains responsible for human listeriosis outbreaks. As LLS cytotoxic activity has been associated with virulence, we investigated the LLS-specific contribution to host tissue infection. Surprisingly, we first show that LLS causes only weak red blood cell (RBC) hemolysis in vitro and neither confers resistance to phagocytic killing nor favors survival of L...
April 4, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366994/periconceptional-folic-acid-supplementation-and-vitamin-b12-status-in-a-cohort-of-chinese-early-pregnancy-women-with-the-risk-of-adverse-pregnancy-outcomes
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Ting Yang, Yan Gu, Xiaoping Wei, Xiaohua Liang, Jie Chen, Youxue Liu, Ting Zhang, Tingyu Li
Maternal folate and vitamin B12 deficiency predict poor pregnancy outcome. To improve pregnancy outcomes in rural area of China, we investigate rural women's folic acid supplementation (FAS) status and the associations between maternal vitamin B status during the first trimester and subsequent adverse pregnancy outcomes. We collected the questionnaire information and drew 5 ml of blood from 309 early pregnant rural women. The birth outcomes were retrieved from medical records after delivery. Out of the total, 257 had taken FAS, including 50 before conception (group A) and 207 during the first trimester (group B)...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366590/increasing-use-of-therapeutic-apheresis-as-a-liver-saving-modality
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Hyun-Ji Lee, Kyung-Hwa Shin, Duyeal Song, Sun-Min Lee, Chulhun L Chang, Chong Woo Chu, Je Ho Ryu, Tae Bum Lee, Yong-Mok Park, Kwang Ho Yang, Byung Hyun Choi, Hyung-Hoi Kim
INTRODUCTION: Therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) is used for temporary support of liver function in patients presenting with early graft dysfunction after liver transplantation (LT) or liver surgery. We analyzed the effect of therapeutic apheresis on patients with liver disease. METHODS: Between January 2011 and August 2016, 93 apheresis procedures were performed for 26 patients at our institution. Anti-ABO isoagglutination immunoglobulin (Ig) M titer was checked using a type A and type B 3% red blood cell (RBC) suspension in saline with two-fold serial dilutions of patient serum...
March 18, 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357630/age-structured-population-model-of-cell-survival
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Wojciech Krzyzanski, Pawel Wiczling, Asfiha Gebre
Age-structured cell population model was introduced to describe cell survival. The impact of the environment on the cell population is represented by drug plasma concentration. A key model variable is the hazard of cell removal that is a subject to the environment effect. The model is capable of describing cohort and random labeling cell survival data. In addition, it accounts for cell loss due to labeling of cell sample, but it lacks ability to describe the effect of label elution on the survival data. The model was applied to red blood cell (RBC) survival data in two groups of Wistar rats obtained by two techniques: cohort labeling using (14)C-glycine (N = 4) and random labeling using biotin (N = 8)...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337324/discovery-of-gbt440-an-orally-bioavailable-r-state-stabilizer-of-sickle-cell-hemoglobin
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Brian Metcalf, Chihyuan Chuang, Kobina Dufu, Mira P Patel, Abel Silva-Garcia, Carl Johnson, Qing Lu, James R Partridge, Larysa Patskovska, Yury Patskovsky, Steven C Almo, Matthew P Jacobson, Lan Hua, Qing Xu, Stephen L Gwaltney, Calvin Yee, Jason Harris, Bradley P Morgan, Joyce James, Donghong Xu, Athiwat Hutchaleelaha, Kumar Paulvannan, Donna Oksenberg, Zhe Li
We report the discovery of a new potent allosteric effector of sickle cell hemoglobin, GBT440 (36), that increases the affinity of hemoglobin for oxygen and consequently inhibits its polymerization when subjected to hypoxic conditions. Unlike earlier allosteric activators that bind covalently to hemoglobin in a 2:1 stoichiometry, 36 binds with a 1:1 stoichiometry. Compound 36 is orally bioavailable and partitions highly and favorably into the red blood cell with a RBC/plasma ratio of ∼150. This partitioning onto the target protein is anticipated to allow therapeutic concentrations to be achieved in the red blood cell at low plasma concentrations...
March 9, 2017: ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333704/massive-transfusion-in-cardiac-surgery-the-impact-of-blood-component-ratios-on-clinical-outcomes-and-survival
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Meghan Delaney, Paul C Stark, Minhyung Suh, Darrell J Triulzi, John R Hess, Marie E Steiner, Christopher P Stowell, Steven R Sloan
BACKGROUND: Cardiac surgery is the most common setting for massive transfusion in medically advanced countries. Studies of massive transfusion after injury suggest that the ratios of administered plasma and platelets (PLT) to red blood cells (RBCs) affect mortality. Data from the Red Cell Storage Duration Study (RECESS), a large randomized trial of the effect of RBC storage duration in patients undergoing complex cardiac, were analyzed retrospectively to investigate the association between blood component ratios used in massively transfused patients and subsequent clinical outcomes...
March 22, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328710/fatty-acid-saturation-of-albumin-used-in-resuscitation-fluids-modulates-cell-damage-in-shock-in-vitro-results-using-a-novel-technique-to-measure-fatty-acid-binding-capacity
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Alexander H Penn, Michael A Dubick, Ivo P Torres Filho
The use of albumin for resuscitation has not proven as beneficial in human trials as expected from numerous animal studies. One explanation could be the practice of adding fatty acid (FA) during manufacture of pharmaceutical albumin. During ischemia, unbound free FAs (FFA) in the circulation could potentially induce cellular damage. We hypothesized that albumins with higher available binding capacities (ABC) for FFAs may prevent that damage. Therefore, we developed a technique to measure ABC, determined if pharmaceutical human serum albumin (HSA) has decreased ABC compared to FA-free bovine serum albumin (BSA), and if binding capacity would affect hemolysis when blood is mixed with exogenous FFA at levels similar to those observed in shock...
March 21, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315915/four-patients-with-gastrointestinal-bleeding-identified-by-a-modified-in-vivo-technique-with-labeled-red-blood-cells-sedimentation
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Kang-Hung Chao, Cheng-Kai Huang, Dmytro Luzhbin, Jay Wu
OBJECTIVE: Gastrointestinal bleeding scintigraphy (GIBS) offers the advantage of continuous monitoring of patients to localize the site of gastrointestinal bleeding. In this study, a modified in vivo labeling method with sedimentation of the labeled red blood cells (RBC) was applied to remove free technetium-99m ((99m)Tc) and increase labeling efficiency. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Four patients were studied. A modified in vivo RBC labeling method was used. After 10 minutes of RBC sedimentation, patients' blood plasma in the upper part of the syringe was removed, and the erythrocytes labeled with (99m)Tc were re-administered to the patient...
January 2017: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315119/alterations-of-mg-2-after-hemorrhagic-shock
#15
Mun-Young Lee, Dong Kwon Yang, Shang-Jin Kim
Hemorrhagic shock is generally characterized by hemodynamic instability with cellular hypoxia and diminishing cellular function, resulting from an imbalance between systemic oxygen delivery and consumption and redistribution of fluid and electrolytes. Magnesium (Mg) is the fourth most abundant cation overall and second most abundant intracellular cation in the body and an essential cofactor for the energy production and cellular metabolism. Data for blood total Mg (tMg; free-ionized, protein-bound, and anion-bound forms) and free Mg(2+) levels after a traumatic injury are inconsistent and only limited information is available on hemorrhagic effects on free Mg(2+) as the physiologically active form...
March 17, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301052/decreased-blood-product-usage-during-extracorporeal-life-support-with-reduced-circuit-volumes
#16
Samuel D Addison, Marcia L Buck, Gary Y Fang, James J Gangemi, David A Kaufman
BACKGROUND: Activation and consumption of platelets (PLT) and clotting factors along with hemolysis occurs when blood contacts the extracorporeal life support (ECLS) circuit and its components. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: The objective was to examine the effects of reducing ECLS circuit volume by decreasing tubing length and changing components on blood product usage in neonatal and pediatric patients. Blood product administration was analyzed in 40 consecutive patients who required ECLS for respiratory or cardiac failure before (PRE) and after (POST) changes in circuit design and components...
March 16, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295747/the-impact-of-providing-blood-to-the-scene-of-an-accident-on-transfusion-laboratory-practice
#17
S Wolf, J Morris, K Kennedy, M Lawn, T Mcloughlin, K Feane, J Uprichard, A Weaver, S Allard, L Green
BACKGROUND: Haemorrhage is the leading cause of mortality during trauma. In 2012, London's Air Ambulance introduced Blood on Board (BOB), transfusing group O red cells (RBC) to trauma patients at the scene. OBJECTIVES: This study assessed the impact of BOB on the number of mixed field samples received by the laboratory, the number of group O RBC transfused to non-group O patients and the ratio of RBC to fresh frozen plasma (FFP) transfused in the initial 24 h. METHODS: Three major trauma centres collected data on patients for whom the major haemorrhage protocol was activated between August 2008 and February 2012 pre-BOB and March 2012 and December 2013 post-BOB...
March 12, 2017: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295628/pathophysiological-aspects-of-red-blood-cells-in-end-stage-renal-disease-patients-resistant-to-recombinant-human-erythropoietin-therapy
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Hara T Georgatzakou, Vassilis L Tzounakas, Anastasios G Kriebardis, Athanassios D Velentzas, Effie G Papageorgiou, Artemis I Voulgaridou, Apostolos C Kokkalis, Marianna H Antonelou, Issidora S Papassideri
OBJECTIVE: Modified, bio-reactive red blood cells (RBCs) and RBC-derived microvesicles likely contribute to the hematological and cardiovascular complications in end-stage renal disease (ESRD). This study assesses the physiological profile of red blood cells (RBCs) in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients receiving standard or high doses of recombinant human erythropoietin (rhEPO). METHOD: Blood samples from twenty-eight patients under sustained hemodialysis, responsive or not to standard rhEPO administration were examined for RBC morphology, fragility, hemolysis, redox status, removal signaling, membrane protein composition and microvesiculation before and after dialysis...
March 10, 2017: European Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287033/marine-macromolecules-cross-linked-hydrogel-scaffolds-as-physiochemically-and-biologically-favorable-entities-for-tissue-engineering-applications
#19
A S Sumayya, G Muraleedhara Kurup
Marine biopolymer composite materials provide a technological platform for launching biomedical applications. Biomaterials demand good biocompatibility without the possibility of inflammation or foreign body reactions. In this study, we prepared two biocomposite hydrogels namely; HAC (hydroxyapatite, alginate & chitosan) and HACF (hydroxyapatite, alginate, chitosan & fucoidan) followed by calcium chloride cross linking. The prepared scaffolds were characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and scanning electron microscopy...
June 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283442/transdermal-delivery-of-oleanolic-acid-attenuates-pro-inflammatory-cytokine-release-and-ameliorates-anaemia-in-p-berghei-malaria
#20
Happiness Sibiya, Cephas T Musabayane, Musa V Mabandla
Malaria remains a major health problem in many tropical areas. Severe malaria infection is associated with secondary complications including anaemia leading to a need for the search of affordable antimalarial agents that can clear the parasitaemia and ameliorate anaemia during infection. The current study investigated the effects of transdermally delivered OA on malaria parasites, HCT and selected plasma cytokine concentrations in P. berghei-infected male Sprague-Dawley rats. The study was carried out over a period of 21days, divided into pre-treatment (day 0-7), treatment (day 8-12) and post-treatment (day 13-21) periods...
March 7, 2017: Acta Tropica
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