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Platelet microparticles

María T Álvarez-Román, Ihosvany Fernández-Bello, Víctor Jiménez-Yuste, Mónica Martín-Salces, Elena G Arias-Salgado, María I Rivas Pollmar, Raúl Justo Sanz, Nora V Butta
Despite their low platelet count some immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) patients seldom bleed, indicating the presence of factors to compensate thrombocytopenia. Moreover, ITP patients may have an increased risk for thrombosis. These facts suggest the presence of procoagulant mechanisms that have not been clarified yet. The aim of this study was to identify these possible factors. Moreover, the utility of rotational thromboelastometry (ROTEM(®) ) to test haemostasis in these patients was also evaluated. Patients with ITP presented a procoagulant profile due to an increased amount of platelet- and red cell-microparticles, an increased resistance to protein C and the formation of a clot more resistant to fibrinolysis due to augmented levels of plasminogen activator inhibitor-1, which might reflect an endothelial damage/activation in ITP patients...
October 21, 2016: British Journal of Haematology
Joan Raouf, Fariborz Mobarrez, Karin Larsson, Per-Johan Jakobsson, Marina Korotkova
Microsomal prostaglandin E2 synthase-1 (mPGES-1) constitutes an essential player of inflammation and is involved in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Platelets participate in the regulation of inflammatory processes by the release of pro-inflammatory mediators and platelet-derived microparticles (PMPs). However, the role of the inducible mPGES-1/PGE2 pathway on platelet functions has not been investigated. Here we report a significant impact of mPGES-1 on platelet functions during inflammation...
October 7, 2016: Clinical Science (1979-)
Jasjeet Bhullar, Veena M Bhopale, Ming Yang, Kinjal Sethuraman, Stephen R Thom
This investigation explored the mechanism for microparticles (MPs) production by human and murine platelets exposed to high pressures of inert gases. Results demonstrate that MPs production occurs via an oxidative stress response in a dose-dependent manner and follows the potency series N2 > Ar > He. Gases with higher van der Waals volumes or polarizability such as SF6 and N2O, or hydrostatic pressure, do not cause MPs production. Singlet O2 is generated by N2, Ar and He, which is linked to NADPH oxidase (NOX) activity...
October 14, 2016: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
Sophie Braga-Lagache, Natasha Buchs, Mircea-Ioan Iacovache, Benoit Zuber, Christopher Benjamin Jackson, Manfred Heller
BACKGROUND: Cells of the vascular system release spherical vesicles, called microparticles, in the size range of 0.1-1μm induced by a variety of stress factors resulting in variable concentrations between health and disease. Furthermore, microparticles have intercellular communication/signaling properties and interfere with inflammation and coagulation pathways. Today's most used analytical technology for mecroparticle characterization, flow cytometry, is lacking sensitivity and specificity, which might have led to the publication of contradicting results in the past...
October 12, 2016: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
Takuma Maeda, Katsura Nakagawa, Kuniko Murata, Yoshiaki Kanaumi, Shu Seguchi, Shiori Kawamura, Mayumi Kodama, Takeshi Kawai, Isami Kakutani, Yoshihiko Ohnishi, Koichi Kokame, Hitoshi Okazaki, Shigeki Miyata
To diagnose heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT), detection of platelet-activating antibodies (HIT antibodies) is crucial. However, serum platelet activation profiles vary across patients and depend on test conditions. We evaluated the association between clinical outcomes and platelet-activating profiles assessed by a platelet microparticle assay (PMA), which detects activation of washed platelets induced by HIT antibodies, in 401 consecutive patients clinically suspected of having HIT. We made modifications to the assay, such as donor selection for washed platelets that increased sensitivity...
October 13, 2016: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
Robert Kölm, Monica Schaller, Lubka T Roumenina, Iga Niemiec, Johanna A Kremer Hovinga, Elham Khanicheh, Beat A Kaufmann, Helmut Hopfer, Marten Trendelenburg
Premature atherosclerosis and thrombotic complications are major causes of morbidity and mortality in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). However, the high incidence of these complications cannot be explained by traditional risk factors alone, suggesting direct effects of an activated immune system on hemostasis. The unexpected nucleotide sequence homology between SLE patient -: derived autoantibodies against complement C1q (Fab anti-C1q) and von Willebrand factor (VWF) led us to investigate a potential interaction between the complement and hemostatic systems on the level of initiating molecules...
October 3, 2016: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
Alice Giacomazzi, Maurizio Degan, Stefano Calabria, Alessandra Meneguzzi, Pietro Minuz
Platelet microparticles (PMPs) contribute to thrombogenesis but the effects of antiplatelet drugs on PMPs generation is undefined. The present study investigated the cellular events regulating PMPs shedding, testing in vitro platelet agonists and inhibitors. Platelet-rich plasma from healthy subjects was stimulated with arachidonic acid (AA), U46619, collagen type-I (10 and 1.5 μg/mL), epinephrine, ADP or TRAP-6 and pre-incubated with acetylsalicylic acid (ASA, 100 and 10 μmol/L), SQ-29,548, apyrase, PSB-0739, or eptifibatide...
2016: Frontiers in Pharmacology
Geneviève Marcoux, Anne-Claire Duchez, Matthieu Rousseau, Tania Lévesque, Luc H Boudreau, Louis Thibault, Eric Boilard
On activation, platelets release vesicles called microparticles (MPs). MPs are heterogeneous with regard to the presence or absence of mitochondria. We quantified MPs in platelet concentrates (PCs) taking their mitochondrial content into account. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP), buffy coat (BC) and apheresis (AP) PCs were tested through 7 days of storage. A combination of flow cytometry and spanning-tree progression analysis of density-normalized events (SPADE) was used to determine MP and mitochondrial release during storage...
September 29, 2016: Platelets
Yee Cheng Lau, Qinmei Xiong, Andrew D Blann, Gregory Y H Lip
Atrial fibrillation (AF) and chronic kidney disease are closely related, and any associated risk of stroke and thromboembolism due to AF is increased by concurrent renal dysfunction. The mechanism(s) for this include abnormalities in platelets and endothelial cells. We hypothesized relationships between levels of circulating platelet microparticles (PMPs, defined by CD42b), soluble P selectin (both reflecting platelet activation), soluble E-selectin (reflecting endothelial activation) and endothelial/platelet microparticles (EPMPs, defined by CD31) with progressive renal dysfunction...
September 26, 2016: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
Jun-Yi Zhu, Jian-Gang Ren, Wei Zhang, Feng-Qin Wang, Yu Cai, Ji-Hong Zhao, Gang Chen, Yi-Fang Zhao
OBJECTIVES: To determine the basic biochemical features of microparticles (MP) in patients with venous malformation (VM) of the head and neck. METHODS: MP were isolated from peripheral venous blood of VM patients or healthy subjects and from lesional fluid of VM patients. Flow cytometry and real-time polymerase chain reaction were employed to determine the concentration, cellular origin and RNA expression of obtained MP. A functional coagulation test was applied to measure the coagulant activity of MP...
September 26, 2016: Oral Diseases
S Cointe, C Judicone, S Robert, M J Mooberry, P Poncelet, M Wauben, R Nieuwland, N S Key, F Dignat-George, R Lacroix
BACKGROUND: Microparticles are extracellular vesicles resulting from the budding of cellular membranes that have a high potential as emergent biomarkers; however, their clinical relevance is hampered by methodological enumeration concerns and a lack of standardization. Flow cytometry (FCM) remains the most commonly used technique with the best capability to determine the cellular origin of single MPs. However, instruments behave variably depending on which scatter parameter, (Forward (FSC) or Side scatter (SSC)), provides the best resolution to discriminate submicron particles...
September 23, 2016: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
Zhipeng Yao, Lixiu Wang, Xiaoming Wu, Lu Zhao, Chunling Chi, Li Guo, Dongxia Tong, Xiaoyan Yang, Zengxiang Dong, Ruijuan Deng, Valerie A Novakovic, Hemant S Thatte, Yayan Bi, Ye Tian, Jialan Shi, Jin Zhou, Junjie Kou, Shaoshan Hu
The role of phosphatidylserine (PS)-mediated procoagulant activity (PCA) in stroke remains unclear. To ascertain this role, early dynamic evolution of PS exposure on blood cells and released microparticles (MPs) and the corresponding PCA were evaluated in patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS). Flow cytometry analyses revealed that initial levels of PS exposure on erythrocyte, platelet, and leukocyte were 2.40-, 1.36-, and 1.38-fold higher, respectively, in AIS than the risk factor-matched (RF) controls...
September 20, 2016: Translational Stroke Research
Pedro S Babo, Rui L Reis, Manuela E Gomes
Hyaluronic acid is the main polysaccharide present in the connective tissue. Besides its structural function as backbone of the extracellular matrix, hyaluronic acid plays staple roles in several biological processes including the modulation of inflammation and wound healing processes. The application of hyaluronic acid in regenerative medicine, either as cells and/or drug/growth factors delivery vehicles, relies on its ability to be cross-linked using a plethora of reactions, producing stable hydrogels. In this work, we propose a novel method for the production of hyaluronic acid microparticles that presents several advantages over others that have been used...
September 16, 2016: Journal of Biomaterials Applications
Pedro S Babo, Pedro P Carvalho, Vítor E Santo, Susana Faria, Manuela E Gomes, Rui L Reis
Injectable calcium phosphate cements have been used as a valid alternative to autologous bone grafts for bone augmentation with the additional advantage of enabling minimally invasive implantation procedures and for perfectly fitting the tissue defect. Nevertheless, they have low biodegradability and lack adequate biochemical signaling to promote bone healing and remodeling. In previous in vitro studies, we observed that the incorporation of platelet lysate directly into the cement paste or loaded in hyaluronic acid microspheres allowed to modulate the cement degradation and the in vitro expression of osteogenic markers in seeded human adipose derived stem cells...
September 16, 2016: Journal of Biomaterials Applications
Armen V Gyulkhandanyan, David J Allen, Sergiy Mykhaylov, Elena Lyubimov, Heyu Ni, John Freedman, Valery Leytin
Availability of universal marker for the diagnosis of platelet apoptosis is an important but currently unresolved goal of platelet physiology investigations. Mitochondrial inner transmembrane potential (ΔΨm) depolarization is frequently used as a marker of apoptosis in nucleated cells and anucleate platelets. Since ΔΨm depolarization in platelets is also frequently associated with concurrent induction of other apoptotic responses, it may appear that ΔΨm depolarization is a good universal marker of platelet apoptosis...
September 16, 2016: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
V Schwarz, K Bachelier, S H Schirmer, C Werner, U Laufs, M Böhm
BACKGROUND: Moderate consumption of red wine is associated with less cardiovascular events. We investigated whether red wine consumption counteracts the adverse vascular effects of cigarette smoking. METHODS: Participants smoked three cigarettes, alone or after drinking a titrated volume of red wine. Clinical chemistry, blood counts, plasma cytokine ELISAs, immuno-magnetic separation of CD14(+) monocytes for gene expression analysis, fluorescence-activated cell sorting for microparticles, isolation of circulating mononuclear cells to measure telomerase activity were performed and urine cotinine levels were quantified...
September 12, 2016: American Journal of Medicine
M Żmigrodzka, M Guzera, A Miśkiewicz, D Jagielski, A Winnicka
Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are a heterogeneous group of structures which can be classified into smaller in size and relatively homogenous exosomes (EXSMs)-spherical fragments of lipid bilayers from inner cell compartments-and bigger in size ectosomes (ECSMs)-a direct consequence of cell-membrane blebbing. EVs can be found in body fluids of healthy individuals. Their number increases in cancer and other pathological conditions. EVs can originate from various cell types, including leukocytes, erythrocytes, thrombocytes, and neoplastic cells...
September 15, 2016: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
Adam J Mitchell, Warren D Gray, Salim S Hayek, Yi-An Ko, Sheena Thomas, Kim Rooney, Mosaab Awad, John D Roback, Arshed Quyyumi, Charles D Searles
Extracellular miRNAs are detectable in biofluids and represent a novel class of disease biomarker. Although many studies have utilized archived plasma for miRNA biomarker discovery, the effects of processing and storage have not been rigorously studied. Previous reports have suggested plasma samples are commonly contaminated by platelets, significantly confounding the measurement of extracellular miRNA, which was thought to be easily addressed by additional post-thaw plasma processing. In a case-control study of archived plasma, we noted a significant correlation between miRNA levels and platelet counts despite post-thaw processing...
2016: Scientific Reports
Sameh Obeid, Adam Ceroi, Guillaume Mourey, Philippe Saas, Celine Elie-Caille, Wilfrid Boireau
Blood microparticles (MPs) are small membrane vesicles (50-1000nm), derived from different cell types. They are known to play important roles in various biological processes and also recognized as potential biomarkers of various health disorders. Different methods are currently used for the detection and characterization of MPs, but none of these methods is capable to quantify and qualify total MPs at the same time, hence, there is a need to develop a new approach for simultaneous detection, characterization and quantification of microparticles...
August 29, 2016: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
Paul R Fortin, Nathalie Cloutier, Vincent Bissonnette, Ellie Aghdassi, Lihi Eder, David Simonyan, Nathalie Laflamme, Eric Boilard
OBJECTIVE: Microparticles (MP) are small extracellular vesicles present in body fluids. MP originate from different cellular lineages, principally from platelets in blood, and may expose phosphatidylserine (PS). In systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), MP harbor immunoglobulin G (IgG), thereby forming MP-containing immune complexes (mpIC). We aimed to verify an association between SLE disease activity, damage, and surrogate markers of atherosclerosis and MP harboring IgG, taking into account the platelet origin and PS exposure of MP...
September 1, 2016: Journal of Rheumatology
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