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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561434/intracellular-origin-and-ultrastructure-of-platelet-derived-microparticles
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A A Ponomareva, T A Nevzorova, E R Mordakhanova, I A Andrianova, L Rauova, R I Litvinov, J W Weisel
BACKGROUND: Platelet-derived microparticles comprise the major population of circulating blood microparticles that play an important role in hemostasis and thrombosis. Despite numerous studies on the (patho)physiological roles of platelet-derived microparticles, mechanisms of their formation and structural details remain largely unknown. OBJECTIVES: Here we studied the formation, ultrastructure, and composition of platelet-derived microparticles from isolated human platelets, either quiescent or stimulated with one of the following activators: arachidonic acid, ADP, collagen, thrombin, or calcium ionophore A23187...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521997/biodegradable-collagen-sponge-reinforced-with-chitosan-calcium-pyrophosphate-nanoflowers-for-rapid-hemostasis
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Tingsheng Yan, Feng Cheng, Xinjing Wei, Yudong Huang, Jinmei He
Efficient and biodegradable hemostatic materials become increasingly important in civilian and military clinical. However, traditional hemostatic materials are difficult to achieve expected effects especially in parenchymal organs with rich vascularity. In facing these challenges, we designed a biodegradable collagen sponge reinforced with chitosan/calcium pyrophosphate nanoflowers (CPNFs-Col sponge) for rapid hemostasis. With specific performances, such as rapid water absorption ability, the positive surface rich in amino groups and high specific surface area (952...
August 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497083/impact-of-fgf23-level-on-calcium-and-phosphorus-levels-in-post-renal-transplantation
#3
Fereshteh Saddadi, Aida Rasoolzadeh, Mohammadreza Ganji, Maryam Miri
Introduction: The level of fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) may be considered as a prognostic factor for assessing renal function in regulating components of phosphate and vitamin D hemostasis. Objectives: The present study aimed to evaluate the prognostic value of FGF23 level to predict renal function after renal transplantation. Patients and Methods: Fifteen consecutive patients scheduled for renal transplantation. To assess renal function status, the MDRD formula and isotope scan were applied. The study endpoint was to assess the level of FGF23 and other factors involving calcium and phosphorus metabolism before and also 3 and 12 months after transplantation and also to determine role of FGF23 to predict postoperative renal function...
2017: Journal of Renal Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479286/phorbol-12-13-dibutyrate-induced-protein-kinase-c-activation-triggers-sustained-contracture-in-human-myometrium-in%C3%A2-vitro
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Laurence Massenavette, Wilène Paul, Stéphanie Corriveau, Jean-Charles Pasquier, Éric Rousseau
BACKGROUND: Although physiologic transition from rhythmic contractions to uterine retraction postpartum remains a poorly understood process, it has been shown that the latter is essential in the prevention of hemorrhage and its negative consequences. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the transition from oscillatory contractions to tonic contracture in human myometrium after delivery, a mechanism purported to facilitate postpartum hemostasis. Protein kinase C (PKC) plays a key regulatory role in human uterine contractions because it can prevent dephosphorylation of regulatory proteins and sensitize the contractile machinery to low Ca(2+)...
May 4, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362859/impact-of-experimental-hypercalcemia-on-routine-haemostasis-testing
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Giuseppe Lippi, Gian Luca Salvagno, Giorgio Brocco, Matteo Gelati, Elisa Danese, Emmanuel J Favaloro
BACKGROUND: The blood to anticoagulant ratio is standardized according to the physiological calcium concentration in blood samples conventionally used for hemostasis testing. Specifically, one fixed volume of 0.109 mmol/L sodium citrate is added to 9 volumes of blood. Since little is known about the impact of hypercalcemia on the calcium-binding capacity of citrate, this study was planned to investigate the effect of experimental hypercalcemia on routine hemostasis testing. METHODS: Fifteen pooled citrated plasmas with matching lithium-heparin pooled plasma from patients with different values of prothrombin time (PT) were divided in three aliquots of 0...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321657/novel-hemostatic-agents-based-on-gelatin-microbial-transglutaminase-mix
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Fang Lv, Xiaonan Cong, Wenshu Tang, Yiming Han, Yu Tang, Yongrui Liu, Liqiang Su, Mingyao Liu, Mingfei Jin, Zhengfang Yi
Hemostasis is a major challenge in surgical procedures and traumas. Conventional hemostatic methods have limited efficacy and may cause additional tissue damage. In this study, we designed a novel hemostatic agent based on the in situ gel formation of gelatin cross-linked by a novel microbial transglutaminase (mTGase), in which the amino acid sequences differed from commercial mTGases. The new hemostatic agent showed the same biochemical crosslinking chemistry as the final stages of the blood coagulation cascade while using gelatin as a "structural" protein (rather than fibrin) and a calcium-independent mTGase as the crosslinking catalyst (rather than factor XIIIa)...
March 17, 2017: Science China. Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254816/rxr-ligands-negatively-regulate-thrombosis-and-hemostasis
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Amanda J Unsworth, Gagan D Flora, Parvathy Sasikumar, Alexander P Bye, Tanya Sage, Neline Kriek, Marilena Crescente, Jonathan M Gibbins
OBJECTIVE: Platelets have been found to express intracellular nuclear receptors including the retinoid X receptors (RXRα and RXRβ). Treatment of platelets with ligands of RXR has been shown to inhibit platelet responses to ADP and thromboxane A2; however, the effects on responses to other platelet agonists and the underlying mechanism have not been fully characterized. APPROACH AND RESULTS: The effect of 9-cis-retinoic acid, docosahexaenoic acid and methoprene acid on collagen receptor (glycoprotein VI [GPVI]) agonists and thrombin-stimulated platelet function; including aggregation, granule secretion, integrin activation, calcium mobilization, integrin αIIbβ3 outside-in signaling and thrombus formation in vitro and in vivo were determined...
May 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050757/implication-of-nrf2-ho-1-pathway-in-the-coloprotective-effect-of-coenzyme-q10-against-experimentally-induced-ulcerative-colitis
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Ahmed E Khodir, Hoda Atef, Eman Said, Hassan A ElKashef, Hatem A Salem
PURPOSE: Given the increased incidence of ulcerative colitis worldwide, the current study was designed to investigate the coloprotective potential of CoQ10 against experimentally induced ulcerative colitis (UC) and specify the implicated mechanisms. METHODS: Ulcerative colitis was induced by intracolonic instillation of [2 ml, 3% v/v acetic acid (AA)]. Rats in the different experimental groups received CoQ10 (10 or 30 and 100 mg/kg, orally) for eight consecutive days, either in a protective or curative regimen...
February 2017: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986375/biological-evaluation-of-a-new-pulp-capping-material-developed-from-portland-cement
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Ahmed M Negm, Ehab E Hassanien, Ashraf M Abu-Seida, Mohamed M Nagy
This study evaluates the biological properties of a new pulp capping material developed from Portland cement. This study was conducted on 48 teeth in 4 dogs (12 teeth/dog). The dogs were classified into two equal groups (n=24 teeth) according to the evaluation period including: group A (3 weeks) and group B (3 months). Each group was further subdivided into three equal subgroups (n=8 teeth) according to the capping material including: subgroup 1: mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA), subgroup2: Portland cement+10% calcium hydroxide+20% bismuth oxide (Port Cal) and subgroup 3: Portland cement+bismuth oxide...
March 2, 2017: Experimental and Toxicologic Pathology: Official Journal of the Gesellschaft Für Toxikologische Pathologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911324/proteomics-analysis-of-blood-serums-from-alzheimer-s-disease-patients-using-itraq-labeling-technology
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Liming Shen, Liping Liao, Cheng Chen, Yi Guo, Dalin Song, Yong Wang, Youjiao Chen, Kaoyuan Zhang, Ming Ying, Shuiming Li, Qiong Liu, Jiazuan Ni
Alzheimer' disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia affecting up to 6% of the population over the age of 65. In order to discover differentially expressed proteins that might serve as potential biomarkers, the serums from AD patients and healthy controls were compared and analyzed using the proteomics approach of isobaric tagging for relative and absolute quantitation (iTRAQ). For the first time, AD biomarkers in serums are investigated in the Han Chinese population using iTRAQ labeled proteomics strategy...
2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27791268/the-emerging-role-of-morc-family-proteins-in-cancer-development-and-bone-homeostasis
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REVIEW
Guoju Hong, Heng Qiu, Chao Wang, Gaurav Jadhav, Haibin Wang, Jennifer Tickner, Wei He, Jiake Xu
Microrchidia (MORC or MORC family CW-type zinc finger protein), a highly conserved nuclear protein superfamily, is an interesting new player in signaling-dependent chromatin remodeling and epigenetic regulation. MORC family proteins consist of MORC1, MORC2, MORC3, and MORC4 which display common structural determinants such as CW-type zinc finger and coiled-coil domains. They also exhibit unique structural motifs and tissue-specific expression profiles. MORC1 was first discovered as a key regulator for male meiosis and spermatogenesis...
May 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27773843/using-tiletamine-zolazepam-xylazine-anesthesia-compared-to-co2-inhalation-for-terminal-clinical-chemistry-hematology-and-coagulation-analysis-in-mice
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Oksana N Khokhlova, Elena A Tukhovskaya, Irina N Kravchenko, Elena S Sadovnikova, Irina A Pakhomova, Elena A Kalabina, Alexander V Lobanov, Elvira R Shaykhutdinova, Alina M Ismailova, Arkady N Murashev
INTRODUCTION: It is important that the method of anesthesia of mice does not considerably alter the animal's physiological and metabolic status before terminal blood sampling taken in order to analyze clinical pathology parameters. METHODS: Hematology, hemostasis, and clinical chemistry parameters were compared in male and female BALB/c mice exposed to either tiletamine-zolazepam-xylazine (TZX) anesthesia or euthanasia in carbon dioxide (CO2) chamber to reveal an alternative method of anesthesia vs...
October 20, 2016: Journal of Pharmacological and Toxicological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27663745/exposure-to-amphetamines-leads-to-development-of-amphetamine%C3%A2-type-stimulants%C3%A2-associated-cardiomyopathy-atsac
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REVIEW
Mahsa Jafari Giv
With rapidly rising prevalence of exposure to Amphetamine Type Stimulants (ATS), novel insights into cardiotoxic effects of this substance are being presented in the literature and remarkably ATS Associated Cardiomyopathy (ATSAC) is emerging as a novel cardiovascular condition with its distinctive pathogenesis, risk factors, clinical features and prognosis. A comprehensive systematic review was performed to explore and analyze the current evidence on the association between ATS exposure and development of cardiomyopathy, biological mechanisms involved in pathogenesis of ATSAC, risk factors, clinical features and course of patients with ATSAC...
January 2017: Cardiovascular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27663674/human-caldag-gefi-deficiency-increases-bleeding-and-delays-%C3%AE-iib%C3%AE-3-activation
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Hisashi Kato, Yozo Nakazawa, Yumi Kurokawa, Hirokazu Kashiwagi, Yoichiro Morikawa, Daisuke Morita, Fumiaki Banno, Shigenori Honda, Yuzuru Kanakura, Yoshiaki Tomiyama
Affinity regulation of integrin αIIbβ3 for fibrinogen by inside-out signaling plays a critical role in hemostasis. Calcium and diacylglycerol (DAG)-regulated guanine nucleotide exchange factor I (CalDAG-GEFI) was identified as a Rap1-activating molecule, and its role in inside-out αIIbβ3 activation was established in CalDAG-GEFI-deficient mice. However, little information regarding CalDAG-GEFI in human platelets is available. Here, we report a 16-year-old girl with CalDAG-GEFI deficiency who has been suffering from severe bleeding tendency...
December 8, 2016: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27609643/platelet-wdr1-suppresses-platelet-activity-and-is-associated-with-cardiovascular-disease
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Emilie Montenont, Christina Echagarruga, Nicole Allen, Elisa Araldi, Yajaira Suarez, Jeffrey S Berger
Platelet activity plays a major role in hemostasis with increased platelet activity likely contributing to the pathogenesis of atherothrombosis. We sought to identify associations between platelet activity variability and platelet-related genes in healthy controls. Transcriptional profiling of platelets revealed that WD-40 repeat domain 1 (WDR1), an enhancer of actin-depolymerizing factor activity, is downregulated in platelet messenger RNA (mRNA) from subjects with a hyperreactive platelet phenotype. We used the human megakaryoblastic cell line MEG-01 as an in vitro model for human megakaryocytes and platelets...
October 20, 2016: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27601087/coagulation-status-after-therapeutic-plasma-exchange-using-citrate-in-kidney-transplant-recipients
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Chisa Yamada, Steven W Pipe, Lili Zhao, Alan B Leichtman, Milagros Samaniego, Randall S Sung, Robertson D Davenport
BACKGROUND: Therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) is increasingly used for treatment of antibody-mediated rejection (AMR) after solid organ transplants. There is concern that TPE may increase risk of bleeding, although data are limited. After TPE, clot-based coagulation tests may not accurately represent the levels of coagulation factors due to the effect of citrate. We investigated protein levels of fibrinogen using antigen detection method (FibAg) and correlated results with a clot-based fibrinogen activity test (Fib)...
December 2016: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27543313/functional-implications-of-the-spectrum-of-bcl2-mutations-in-lymphoma
#17
REVIEW
Khushboo Singh, James M Briggs
Mutations in the translocated BCL2 gene are often detected in diffuse large B-cell lymphomas (DLBCLs), indicating both their significance and pervasiveness. Large series genome sequencing of more than 200 DLBCLs has identified frequent BCL2 mutations clustered in the exons coding for the BH4 domain and the folded loop domain (FLD) of the protein. However, BCL2 mutations are mostly contemplated to represent bystander events with negligible functional impact on the pathogenesis of DLBCL. BCL2 arbitrates apoptosis through a classic interaction between its hydrophobic groove forming BH1-3 domains and the BH3 domain of pro-apoptotic members of the BCL2 family...
July 2016: Mutation Research. Reviews in Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27446546/harmonic-versus-ligasure-hemostasis-technique-in-thyroid-surgery-a-meta-analysis
#18
Arun Upadhyaya, Tianpeng Hu, Zhaowei Meng, Xue Li, Xianghui He, Weijun Tian, Qiang Jia, Jian Tan
Harmonic scalpel and LigaSure vessel sealing systems have been suggested as options for saving surgical time and reducing postoperative complications. The aim of the present meta-analysis was to compare surgical time, postoperative complications and other parameters between them in for the open thyroidectomy procedure. Studies were retrieved from MEDLINE, Cochrane Library, EMBASE and ISI Web of Science until December 2015. All the randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing Harmonic scalpel and LigaSure during open thyroidectomy were selected...
August 2016: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27421960/prothrombotic-skeletal-muscle-myosin-directly-enhances-prothrombin-activation-by-binding-factors-xa-and-va
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Hiroshi Deguchi, Ranjeet K Sinha, Patrizia Marchese, Zaverio M Ruggeri, Jevgenia Zilberman-Rudenko, Owen J T McCarty, Mitchell J Cohen, John H Griffin
To test the hypothesis that skeletal muscle myosins can directly influence blood coagulation and thrombosis, ex vivo studies of the effects of myosin on thrombogenesis in fresh human blood were conducted. Addition of myosin to blood augmented the thrombotic responses of human blood flowing over collagen-coated surfaces (300 s(-1) shear rate). Perfusion of human blood over myosin-coated surfaces also caused fibrin and platelet deposition, evidencing myosin's thrombogenicity. Myosin markedly enhanced thrombin generation in both platelet rich plasma and platelet poor plasma, indicating that myosin promoted thrombin generation in plasma primarily independent of platelets...
July 15, 2016: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27409614/neuroprotective-effect-of-puerarin-on-glutamate-induced-cytotoxicity-in-differentiated-y-79-cells-via-inhibition-of-ros-generation-and-ca-2-influx
#20
Ke Wang, Xue Zhu, Kai Zhang, Zhifeng Wu, Song Sun, Fanfan Zhou, Ling Zhu
Glutamate toxicity is estimated to be the key cause of photoreceptor degeneration in the pathogenesis of retinal degenerative diseases. Oxidative stress and Ca(2+) influx induced by glutamate are responsible for the apoptosis process of photoreceptor degeneration. Puerarin, a primary component of Kudzu root, has been widely used in the clinical treatment of retinal degenerative diseases in China for decades; however, the detailed molecular mechanism underlying this effect remains unclear. In this study, the neuroprotective effect of puerarin against glutamate-induced cytotoxicity in the differentiated Y-79 cells was first investigated through cytotoxicity assay...
July 11, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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