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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821329/cardiac-progenitor-cell-recruitment-drives-fetal-cardiac-regeneration-by-enhanced-angiogenesis
#1
Carlos Zgheib, Maggie M Hodges, Myron W Allukian, Junwang Xu, Kara L Spiller, Joseph H Gorman, Robert C Gorman, Kenneth W Liechty
BACKGROUND: In contrast to adults, the fetal response to myocardial infarction (MI) is regenerative, requiring the recruitment of cardiac progenitor cells to replace infarcted myocardium. Macrophage contribution to tissue repair depends on their phenotype: M1 are proinflammatory and initiate angiogenesis; M2a are profibrotic and contribute to blood vessels maturation; and M2c are proremodeling and proangiogenesis. The goal of the present study was to expand on this work by examining cardiac progenitor cells recruitment, and the role of macrophages in promoting angiogenesis and cardiac regeneration in the fetal heart after MI...
August 16, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817438/alternatively-activated-macrophages-drive-browning-of-white-adipose-tissue-in-burns
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Abdikarim Abdullahi, Christopher Auger, Mile Stanojcic, David Patsouris, Alexandra Parousis, Slava Epelman, Marc G Jeschke
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to uncover the mediators and mechanistic events that facilitate the browning of white adipose tissue (WAT) in response to burns. BACKGROUND: In hypermetabolic patients (eg, burns, cancer), the browning of WAT has presented substantial clinical challenges related to cachexia, atherosclerosis, and poor clinical outcomes. Browning of the adipose tissue has recently been found to induce and sustain hypermetabolism. Although browning appears central in trauma-, burn-, or cancer-induced hypermetabolic catabolism, the mediators are essentially unknown...
August 16, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816358/trpc3-mediated-ca-2-signals-as-a-promising-strategy-to-boost-therapeutic-angiogenesis-in-failing-hearts-the-role-of-autologous-endothelial-colony-forming-cells
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REVIEW
Francesco Moccia, Angela Lucariello, Germano Guerra
Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) are a sub-population of bone marrow-derived mononuclear cells that are released in circulation to restore damaged endothelium during its physiological turnover or rescue blood perfusion after an ischemic insult. Additionally, they may be mobilized from perivascular niches located within larger arteries' wall in response to hypoxic conditions. For this reason, EPCs have been regarded as an effective tool to promote revascularization and functional recovery of ischemic hearts, but clinical application failed to exploit the full potential of patients-derived cells...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814336/risk-behaviour-determinants-among-people-who-inject-drugs-in-stockholm-sweden-over-a-10-year-period-from-2002-to-2012
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Niklas Karlsson, Michele Santacatterina, Kerstin Käll, Maria Hägerstrand, Susanne Wallin, Torsten Berglund, Anna Mia Ekström
BACKGROUND: People who inject drugs (PWID) frequently engage in injection risk behaviours exposing them to blood-borne infections. Understanding the underlying causes that drive various types and levels of risk behaviours is important to better target preventive interventions. METHODS: A total of 2150 PWID in Swedish remand prisons were interviewed between 2002 and 2012. Questions on socio-demographic and drug-related variables were asked in relation to the following outcomes: Having shared injection drug solution and having lent out or having received already used drug injection equipment within a 12 month recall period...
August 16, 2017: Harm Reduction Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811695/pai-1-study-in-thalassemia-major-patients-receiving-multiple-blood-transfusion
#5
Ashwini Kumar, H S Batra, Mithu Banerjee, S Bandyopadhyay, T K Saha, Pratibha Misra, Vivek Ambade
Thalassemia is a congenital hemolytic disease which is treated by repeated blood transfusion. Chronic iron overload is currently considered to be the primary cause of mortality in β-thalassemia, mainly due to the induction of left-sided cardiac failure. Iron overload results from a number of mechanisms associated with the disease itself. In addition to chronic iron overload thalassemic patients are more prone for procoagulant status which in turn lead to clinical thrombotic events. The hypercoagulable state in thalassemia is due to multiple elements, a combination of which is often the drive behind a clinical thromboembolic events...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry: IJCB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811532/protein-expression-changes-caused-by-spaceflight-as-measured-for-18-russian-cosmonauts
#6
Irina M Larina, Andrew J Percy, Juncong Yang, Christoph H Borchers, Andrei M Nosovsky, Anatoli I Grigoriev, Evgeny N Nikolaev
The effects of spaceflight on human physiology is an increasingly studied field, yet the molecular mechanisms driving physiological changes remain unknown. With that in mind, this study was performed to obtain a deeper understanding of changes to the human proteome during space travel, by quantitating a panel of 125 proteins in the blood plasma of 18 Russian cosmonauts who had conducted long-duration missions to the International Space Station. The panel of labeled prototypic tryptic peptides from these proteins covered a concentration range of more than 5 orders of magnitude in human plasma...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810724/sympathetic-nerve-traffic-and-blood-pressure-changes-after-bilateral-renal-denervation-in-resistant-hypertension-a-time-integrated-analysis
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Gino Seravalle, Graziella D'Arrigo, Giovanni Tripepi, Francesca Mallamaci, Gianmaria Brambilla, Giuseppe Mancia, Guido Grassi, Carmine Zoccali
Background: Renal denervation reduces blood pressure (BP) and sympathetic drive in experimental animal models, but the effect of this intervention on sympathetic activity in patients with treatment-resistant hypertension is still unclear. Methods: In an incident series of 29 patients with treatment-resistant hypertension, we performed serial measurements (n = 123) of muscle sympathetic nerve activity (MSNA, microneurography) and standardized BP measurements. Data were analysed by mixed linear modelling (MLM) and by regression analysis of time-integrated changes of both MSNA and synchronous, standardized (in-lab) BP measurements...
August 1, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808646/application-of-epstein-barr-virus-for-optimization-of-immortalized-b-lymphocyte-production-as-a-positive-control-in-genetic-studies
#8
Behnaz Tousizadeh, Sharareh Moghim, Ahmad Reza Salehi Chaleshtori, Maryam Ghanbarian, Mina Mirian, Mansoor Salehi, Sepideh Tousizadeh, Fatemeh Zaboli
BACKGROUND: Infection of B-cells with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) leads to more and subsequent immortalization. This is considered as the method of choice for generating lymphoblastoid cell lines (LCLs). Producing LCLs, although very useful but is very time consuming and troublesome, drives the requirement for quicker and more reliable methods for EBV-driven B-cell transformation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: After successfully production of LCLs, different parameters including temperature, serum concentration, type of culture medium, and CO2 concentration were evaluated on EBV-transformed B-cells...
2017: Advanced Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808320/carotid-body-mediated-chemoreflex-drive-in-the-setting-of-low-and-high-output-heart-failure
#9
Rodrigo Del Rio, David C Andrade, Camilo Toledo, Hugo S Diaz, Claudia Lucero, Alexis Arce-Alvarez, Noah J Marcus, Harold D Schultz
Enhanced carotid body (CB) chemoreflex function is strongly related to cardiorespiratory disorders and disease progression in heart failure (HF). The mechanisms underlying CB sensitization during HF are not fully understood, however previous work indicates blood flow per se can affect CB function. Then, we hypothesized that the CB-mediated chemoreflex drive will be enhanced only in low output HF but not in high output HF. Myocardial infarcted rats and aorto-caval fistulated rats were used as a low output HF model (MI-CHF) and as a high output HF model (AV-CHF), respectively...
August 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806915/evaluating-the-maintenance-of-disease-associated-variation-at-the-blood-group-related-gene-b4galnt2-in-house-mice
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Marie Vallier, Maria Abou Chakra, Laura Hindersin, Miriam Linnenbrink, Arne Traulsen, John F Baines
BACKGROUND: B4galnt2 is a blood group-related glycosyltransferase that displays cis-regulatory variation for its tissue-specific expression patterns in house mice. The wild type allele, found e.g. in the C57BL/6 J strain, directs intestinal expression of B4galnt2, which is the pattern observed among vertebrates, including humans. An alternative allele class found in the RIIIS/J strain and other mice instead drives expression in blood vessels, which leads to a phenotype similar to type 1 von Willebrand disease (VWD), a common human bleeding disorder...
August 14, 2017: BMC Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804120/mitochondrial-energetics-in-the-kidney
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REVIEW
Pallavi Bhargava, Rick G Schnellmann
The kidney requires a large number of mitochondria to remove waste from the blood and regulate fluid and electrolyte balance. Mitochondria provide the energy to drive these important functions and can adapt to different metabolic conditions through a number of signalling pathways (for example, mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) and AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) pathways) that activate the transcriptional co-activator peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-γ co-activator 1α (PGC1α), and by balancing mitochondrial dynamics and energetics to maintain mitochondrial homeostasis...
August 14, 2017: Nature Reviews. Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803399/blood-purine-measurements-as-a-rapid-real-time-indicator-of-reversible-brain-ischaemia
#12
Faming Tian, Fakhra Bibi, Nicholas Dale, Christopher H E Imray
To preserve the disequilibrium between ATP and ADP necessary to drive cellular metabolism, enzymatic pathways rapidly convert ADP to adenosine and the downstream purines inosine and hypoxanthine. During ischaemia, these same pathways result in the production of purines. We performed a prospective observational study to test whether purine levels in arterial blood might correlate with brain ischaemia. We made real-time perioperative measurements, via microelectrode biosensors, of the purine levels in untreated arterial blood from 18 patients undergoing regional anaesthetic carotid endarterectomy...
August 12, 2017: Purinergic Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803375/lung-ultrasound-in-internal-medicine-efficiently-drives-the-management-of-patients-with-heart-failure-and-speeds-up-the-discharge-time
#13
Chiara Mozzini, Marco Di Dio Perna, Giancarlo Pesce, Ulisse Garbin, Anna Maria Fratta Pasini, Andrea Ticinesi, Antonio Nouvenne, Tiziana Meschi, Alder Casadei, Maurizio Soresi, Luciano Cominacini
Lung ultrasound (LUS) is a valid tool for the assessment of heart failure (HF) through the quantification of the B-lines. This study in HF patients aims to evaluate if LUS: (1) can accelerate the discharge time; (2) can efficiently drive diuretic therapy dosage; and (3) may have better performance compared to the amino-terminal portion of B type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) levels in monitoring HF recovery. A consecutive sample of 120 HF patients was admitted from the Emergency Department (ED) to the Internal Medicine Department (Verona University Hospital)...
August 12, 2017: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801108/breaching-barriers-in-glioblastoma-part-ii-targeted-drug-delivery-and-lipid-nanoparticles
#14
REVIEW
Ana Miranda, María Blanco-Prieto, João Sousa, Alberto Pais, Carla Vitorino
Tailored nanocarriers have gained huge research focus for brain drug delivery, aimed at combating several neuro-oncological conditions, such as the glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). The progress of knowledge on the pathogenesis of GBM has allowed identifying the major hurdles for efficient treatment, encompassing biological interfaces (blood-brain barrier and blood-brain tumour barrier), specificities of tumour microenvironment, as well as both bulk and glioma stem cell subpopulations. These findings provided new insights into the molecular basis of GBM, being a strong driving force behind development of targeted nanomedicines in this area...
August 8, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800930/fashioning-blood-vessels-by-ros-signalling-and-metabolism
#15
REVIEW
Massimo M Santoro
Formation and maturation of a functional vascular network is a process called angiogenesis. This is a crucial biological event in all vertebrates. Precise morphogenetic and cellular mechanisms act in endothelial cells (ECs) to drive angiogenesis during growth and throughout adulthood. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) and their metabolism are proving to be crucial participants in the shaping and stabilizing of blood vessels. Often, the same mechanisms are responsible for the insurgence of vascular-associated pathologies...
August 8, 2017: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800324/fluid-in-the-tissue-channels-of-vascular-adventitia-investigated-by-afm-and-tem
#16
Xinxiao Han, Hongyi Li, Wenda Hua, Luru Dai, Zhuo Ao, Fulong Liao, Dong Han
BACKGROUND: Tissue channels as a part of microcirculation system have been proposed over three decade, playing an important role in fluid transportation as reported. Adventitia of inferior vena cava (IVC) is a typical hierarchical porous media with abundant tissue channels. Its fluid transportation behaviors attract massive research interest. However, the mechanism of the driving force and microstructure was lack of deep research. OBJECTIVE: This study was to investigate the microstructural basis of fluid transportation within inferior vena cava (IVC)...
August 11, 2017: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798855/printed-microfluidic-filter-for-heparinized-blood
#17
Stanley E R Bilatto, Nouran Y Adly, Daniel S Correa, Bernhard Wolfrum, Andreas Offenhäusser, Alexey Yakushenko
A simple lab-on-a-chip method for blood plasma separation was developed by combining stereolithographic 3D printing with inkjet printing, creating a completely sealed microfluidic device. In some approaches, one dilutes the blood sample before separation, reducing the concentration of a target analyte and increasing a contamination risk. In this work, a single drop (8 μl) of heparinized whole blood could be efficiently filtered using a capillary effect without any external driving forces and without dilution...
May 2017: Biomicrofluidics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796136/local-and-systemic-expression-of-immunomodulatory-factors-in-chronic-pancreatitis
#18
Hannah M Komar, Phil A Hart, Zobeida Cruz-Monserrate, Darwin L Conwell, Gregory B Lesinski
Inflammatory and fibrotic events that drive chronic pancreatitis (CP) are likely orchestrated via signaling of soluble cytokines and chemokines systemically and within the pancreas. However, a comprehensive summary of the expression of such factors during CP has not been reported to date. This information is important given continued interest in targeting cytokines that influence CP pathogenesis. Reported data on the expression change of soluble immunomodulatory factors in human CP patients were identified via a literature search using a single search term...
September 2017: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795381/research-progress-on-prevention-and-treatment-of-glucolipid-metabolic-disease-with-integrated-traditional-chinese-and-western-medicine
#19
Jiao Guo
Hyperlipidemia, type 2 diabetes mellitus, nonalcoholic fatty liver and many other metabolic disorder are frequently co-existing in patients. In addition, these diseases are closely related in pathophysiological settings. However, increasing of the disease incidence, lacking of comprehensive prevention and control measurements against the key pathology point concomitant occurrence with the pattern of the single disease, single target therapy, that is leading therapeutic strategy for these metabolic disorders in the setting of Western medicine (WM)...
June 2017: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793934/statin-therapy-causes-gut-dysbiosis-in-mice-through-a-pxr-dependent-mechanism
#20
Jose A Caparrós-Martín, Ricky R Lareu, Joshua P Ramsay, Jörg Peplies, F Jerry Reen, Henrietta A Headlam, Natalie C Ward, Kevin D Croft, Philip Newsholme, Jeffery D Hughes, Fergal O'Gara
BACKGROUND: Statins are a class of therapeutics used to regulate serum cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease. Although statins are highly effective in removing cholesterol from the blood, their consumption has been linked to potential adverse effects in some individuals. The most common events associated with statin intolerance are myopathy and increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes mellitus. However, the pathological mechanism through which statins cause these adverse effects is not well understood...
August 9, 2017: Microbiome
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