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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734872/modeling-the-cleavage-of-von-willebrand-factor-by-adamts13-protease-in-shear-flow
#1
Brooke Huisman, Masoud Hoore, Gerhard Gompper, Dmitry A Fedosov
Von Willebrand factor (VWF) is a key protein in hemostasis as it mediates adhesion of blood platelets to a site of vascular injury. A proper distribution of VWF lengths is important for normal functioning of hemostatic processes, because a diminished number of long VWF chains may significantly limit blood clotting and lead to bleeding, while an abundant number of long VWFs may result in undesired thrombotic events. VWF size distribution is controlled by ADAMTS13 protease, which can cleave VWF chains beyond a critical shear rate when the chains are stretched enough such that cleavage sites become accessible...
July 19, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729354/continuous-flow-lvad-support-causes-a-distinct-form-of-intestinal-angiodysplasia
#2
Jooeun Kang, Samson Hennessy-Strahs, Pawel Kwiatkowski, Christian Bermudez, Michael A Acker, Pavan Atluri, Patrick McConnell, Carlo R Bartoli
Rationale: The objective of this autopsy study was to determine whether abnormal gastrointestinal vascularity develops during continuous-flow LVAD support. Objective: Left ventricular assist device (LVAD) support causes pathologic degradation of von Willebrand factor (vWF) and bleeding from gastrointestinal angiodysplasia at an alarming rate. It has been speculated that LVAD support, itself may cause angiodysplasia. The relationship to abnormal vWF metabolism is unknown. We tested the hypothesis that abnormal gastrointestinal vascularity develops during continuous-flow LVAD support...
July 20, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726980/interdependence-between-osteoprotegerin-and-active-von-willebrand-factor-in-long-term-cardiovascular-mortality-prediction-in-patients-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
#3
Jolanta Siller-Matula, Irene M Lang, Christian Schoergenhofer, Mark Roest, Bernd Jilma
The interdependence of the predictive accuracy of serum osteoprotegerin (OPG) and von Willebrand factor (vWF) levels for long-term cardiovascular outcomes has not been investigated so far. This was a prospective observational cohort study in 361 patients with coronary artery disease undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Baseline levels of OPG, vWF, active vWF (act vWF) and ristocetin cofactor activity (vWF:RICO) were measured. Cardiovascular mortality was recorded over a median of five years...
July 20, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720509/the-neuropeptide-galanin-promotes-an-anti-thrombotic-phenotype-on-endocardial-endothelial-cells-from-heart-failure-patients
#4
Christina Tyrrell, Amanda Toyooka, Faiza Khan, Kent L Thornburg, James O Mudd, Wohaib Hasan
Thromboembolic complications are a significant cause of mortality and re-hospitalization in heart failure (HF) patients. One source of thrombi is the ventricular endocardial surface that becomes increasingly pro-thrombotic as HF progresses. Anticoagulation comes with bleeding risks so identifying therapeutic agents for improving cardiac endothelial health are of critical clinical importance. Endocardial endothelial cells are closely apposed to cardiac sympathetic nerves. In HF, cardiac sympathetic nerves are dysregulated and promote disease progression...
July 12, 2017: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716745/gut-derived-endotoxin-stimulates-factor-viii-secretion-from-endothelial-cells-implications-for-hypercoagulability-in-cirrhosis
#5
Carnevale Roberto, Raparelli Valeria, Nocella Cristina, Bartimoccia Simona, Novo Marta, Severino Anna, De Falco Elena, Cammisotto Vittoria, Pasquale Chiara, Crescioli Clara, Sili Scavalli Antonio, Riggio Oliviero, Basili Stefania, Violi Francesco
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Patients with cirrhosis display enhanced blood levels of factor VIII, which may result in harmful activation of the clotting system; however, the underlying mechanism is unknown. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional study in cirrhotic patients (n=61) and matched controls (n=61) comparing blood levels of factor VIII, von Willebrand factor (vWf), lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and positivity for Escherichia Coli DNA. Furthermore, we performed an in-vitro study to investigate if LPS, in a range of concentration similar to that found in the peripheral circulation of cirrhotic patients, was able to elicit factor VIII secretion from human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC)...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716211/to-serve-and-protect-the-modulatory-role-of-von-willebrand-factor-on-factor-viii-immunogenicity
#6
REVIEW
Robin B Hartholt, Alice S van Velzen, Ivan Peyron, Anja Ten Brinke, Karin Fijnvandraat, Jan Voorberg
Hemophilia A is a bleeding disorder characterized by the absence or dysfunction of blood coagulation factor VIII (FVIII). Patients are treated with regular infusions of FVIII concentrate. In response to treatment, approximately 30% of patients with severe hemophilia A develop inhibitory antibodies targeting FVIII. Both patient and treatment related risk factors for inhibitor development have been described. Multiple studies comparing the immunogenicity of recombinant and plasma-derived FVIII have yielded conflicting results...
July 4, 2017: Blood Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715643/new-insights-into-the-non-hemostatic-role-of-von-willebrand-factor-in-endothelial-protection
#7
Silvia Agostini, Vincenzo Lionetti
During exposure to ischemia and reperfusion (I/R) insult, angiotensin II (AngII)-induced endothelin-1 (ET-1) upregulation in endothelial cells progressively impairs nitric oxide (NO) bioavailability while increasing levels of superoxide anion (O2-) and leading to the onset of endothelial dysfunction. Moreover, the overexpression of ET-1 increases the endothelial and circulating levels of von Willebrand Factor (vWF), a glycoprotein with a crucial role in arterial thrombus formation. Nowadays, the non-hemostatic role of endothelial vWF is emerging; although we not yet know if its increased expression is cause or consequence of endothelial dysfunction...
July 17, 2017: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714856/use-of-human-aortic-extracellular-matrix-as-a-scaffold-for-construction-of-patient-specific-tissue-engineered-vascular-patch
#8
Liping Gao, Mingjun Du, Jingjing Lv, Sebastian Schmull, Ritai Huang, Jun Li
Abstract Synthetic or biologic materials are usually used to repair vascular malformation in congenital heart defects; however, non-autologous materials show both mismatch compliance and antigenicity, as well as a lack of recellularization on its surface. Here, we constructed a tissue-engineered vascular patch (TEVP) using decellularized extracellular matrix (ECM) scaffold obtained from excised human aorta during surgery, which was seeded with patient-derived bone marrow CD34-positive (CD34+) progenitor cells...
July 17, 2017: Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713823/intracardiac-hemostasis-and-fibrinolysis-parameters-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
#9
Noémi Klára Tóth, Zoltán Csanádi, Orsolya Hajas, Alexandra Kiss, Edina Nagy-Baló, Kitti Bernadett Kovács, Ferenc Sarkady, László Muszbek, Zsuzsanna Bereczky, László Csiba, Zsuzsa Bagoly
AIMS: To identify intracardiac hemostasis or fibrinolysis abnormalities, which are associated with atrial fibrillation (AF) and increase the risk of thromboembolism. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patient group consisted of 24 patients with AF and control group included 14 individuals with other supraventricular tachycardia undergoing transcatheter radiofrequency ablation. Blood samples were drawn from the femoral vein (FV), left atrium (LA), and left atrial appendage (LAA) before the ablation procedure...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711718/phospholipase-d1-is-a-regulator-of-platelet-mediated-inflammation
#10
Meike Klier, Nina Sarah Gowert, Sven Jäckel, Christoph Reinhardt, Margitta Elvers
Glycoprotein (GP)Ib is not only required for stable thrombus formation but for platelet-mediated inflammatory responses. Phospholipase (PL)D1 is essential for GPIb-dependent aggregate formation under high shear conditions while nothing is known about PLD1-induced regulation of GPIb in platelet-mediated inflammation and the underlying mechanisms. This study aimed to investigate the relevance of PLD1 for platelet-mediated endothelial and leukocyte recruitment and activation in vitro and in vivo. Pld1(-/-) platelets showed strongly reduced adhesion to TNFα stimulated endothelial cells (ECs) under high shear conditions ex vivo...
July 12, 2017: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707058/is-there-any-relationship-between-adipocytokines-and-angiogenesis-factors-to-address-endothelial-dysfunction-and-platelet-aggregation-in-untreated-patients-with-preeclampsia
#11
Zeynep B Güngör, Hakan Ekmekçi, Abdullah Tüten, Sait Toprak, Gülsel Ayaz, Oktay Çalışkan, Hüseyin Sönmez, Rıza Madazlı, Orkide Donma, Mine Kucur, Turgut Ulutin, Özlem Balcı Ekmekçi
PURPOSE: Preeclampsia is a multisystem disorder and its etiology remains still unclear. Recent hypotheses rely on imbalance between angiogenic and antiangiogenic factors and disruption of endothelial function of spiral arteries. In addition; increased VTE (venous thromboembolism) risk is still unclear in preeclampsia. Our aim was to investigate the relationship between endothelial dysfunction, adipocytokines, platelet function, and vasculogenesis in preeclampsia. METHODS: Plasma angiogenic (PlGF, VEGF), antiangiogenic factors (sflt-1, endoglin) with adipocytokines (leptin, adiponectin, ghrelin), endothelial dysfunction markers (vWF, NO), and platelet function markers (ADP and collagen induced platelet aggregation, P-selectin) were examined in 30 early-onset, 22 late-onset preeclampsia, and 27 healthy pregnants...
July 13, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702926/the-stability-evaluation-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-differentiation-toward-endothelial-cells-by-chemical-and-mechanical-stimulation
#12
Elham Hasanzadeh, Ghassem Amoabediny, Nooshin Haghighipour, Nasim Gholami, Javad Mohammadnejad, Shahrokh Shojaei, Nasim Salehi-Nik
Adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (ADSCs) are adult multipotent cells able to differentiate into several cell lineages. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and the shear stress associated with blood flow are considered as the most important chemical and mechanical cues that play major roles in endothelial differentiation. However, the stability of endothelial-specific gene expression has not been completely addressed yet. ADSCs in passage 3 were cultured inside the tubular silicon tubes and then exposed to VEGF or shear stress produced in a perfusion bioreactor...
July 12, 2017: In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology. Animal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696719/an-insight-into-glyco-microheterogeneity-of-plasma-von-willebrand-factor-vwf-by-mass-spectrometry
#13
Ebtesam A Gashash, Arya Aloor, Dong Li, He Zhu, Xiao-Qian Xu, Cong Xiao, Junping Zhang, Aishwarya Parameswaran, Jing Song, Cheng Ma, Weidong Xiao, Peng George Wang
Human plasma von Willebrand Factor (vWF) plays essential roles in primary hemostasis in cooperation with other coagulations factors. There is ample indication that glycosylation affects many biological phases during the protein life-cycle. However, comprehensive characterization of all probable N-glycosites in simultaneous with O-glycosites is still not fully revealed. Thus, the intention of this exploration was to estimate the occupancy of all canonical N-glycosites besides simultaneous characterization of N- and O-glycoforms...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696025/a-novel-vwf-variant-associated-with-type-2-von-willebrand-disease-in-german-wirehaired-pointers-and-german-shorthaired-pointers
#14
M Vos-Loohuis, B A van Oost, C Dangel, I Langbein-Detsch, P A Leegwater
Von Willebrand disease (VWD), caused by deficiency of the von Willebrand factor (VWF), is the most common bleeding disorder in humans and dogs. The complete cDNA encoding VWF of a German Wirehaired Pointer with type 2 VWD was sequenced, and we found four variants that alter the amino acid sequence. These variants were: c.1657T>G corresponding to p.Trp553Gly; c.1777G>A (p.Glu593Lys); c.4937A>G (p.Asn1646Ser) and c.5544G>A (p.Met1848Ile). A haplotype of the c.1657G, c.1777A and c.4937G alleles co-segregated with the VWF antigen level in a four-generation pedigree with the disease...
August 2017: Animal Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693615/genome-analysis-of-clostridium-perfringens-isolates-from-healthy-and-necrotic-enteritis-infected-chickens-and-turkeys
#15
Troels Ronco, Marc Stegger, Kim Lee Ng, Berit Lilje, Ulrike Lyhs, Paal Skytt Andersen, Karl Pedersen
OBJECTIVE: Clostridium perfringens causes gastrointestinal diseases in both humans and domestic animals. Type A strains expressing the NetB toxin are the main cause of necrotic enteritis (NE) in chickens, which has remarkable impact on animal welfare and production economy in the international poultry industry. Three pathogenicity loci NELoc-1, -2 and -3 and a collagen adhesion gene cnaA have been found to be associated with NE in chickens, whereas the presence of these has not been investigated in diseased turkeys...
July 11, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692141/a-discontinuous-autoinhibitory-module-masks-the-a1-domain-of-von-willebrand-factor
#16
Wei Deng, Yingchun Wang, Samuel A Druzak, John F Healey, Anum K Syed, Pete Lollar, Renhao Li
BACKGROUND: How von Willebrand factor (VWF) senses and responds to shear flow remains unclear. In the absence of shear VWF or its fragments can be induced to bind spontaneously to platelet GPIbα. Objectives To elucidate the auto-inhibition mechanism of VWF. METHODS: Hydrogen-deuterium exchange (HDX) of two recombinant VWF fragments expressed from baby hamster kidney cells were measured and compared. RESULTS: The shortA1 protein contains VWF residues 1261-1472 and binds GPIbα with a significantly higher affinity than the longA1 protein that contains VWF residues 1238-1472...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692107/whole-blood-ristocetin-activated-platelet-impedance-aggregometry-multiplate-for-the-rapid-detection-of-von-willebrand-disease
#17
David E Schmidt, Maria Bruzelius, Ammar Majeed, Jacob Odeberg, Margareta Holmström, Anna Ågren
Von Willebrand disease (VWD) is the most common bleeding disorder, but no bedside tests specific for Von Willebrand factor are available. The objective of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of whole blood ristocetin-induced platelet aggregometry (WB-RIPA) in VWD. WB-RIPA was performed in VWD patients (n=100) and healthy controls (n=17) using the Multiplate® platelet impedance aggregometry platform. The diagnostic properties of the test were described as sensitivity/specificity, positive and negative predictive value, and ROC area under the curve (AUC)...
July 6, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691426/physical-activity-related-changes-in-adma-and-vwf-levels-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-a-preliminary-study
#18
Zanna Fiodorenko-Dumas, Ilias Dumas, Krzysztof Mastej, Rajmund Adamiec
BACKGROUND: The activity and the role of methylarginine in diabetic patients are subject to continuous research. The mechanism through which diabetes or insulin resistance increases asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) serum levels is not fully understood.Studies indicate increased ADMA serum levels in patients with hypertension, hypercholesterolemia and hyperhomocysteinemia. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to assess changes in the levels of ADMA and its derivatives related to the current disease process, as well as the levels of selected prothrombotic factors and their changes induced by physical activity...
June 27, 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690216/-plasma-level-of-apelin-and-carotid-atherosclerosis-in-maintenance-hemodialysis-patients
#19
Rong Tang, Ruiling Wang, Xiang Ao, Xiaomiao Cheng
To determine the plasma level of apelin in patients of maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) and to explore the relationship between apelin level and carotid atherosclerosis (AS) in MHD patients.
 Methods: A total of 92 MHD patients and 36 sex- and age-matched healthy subjects were enrolled in this study. The plasma level of apelin was evaluated by radiation immunoassay; serum endothelial injury markers including thrombomodulin, von Willebrand factor (vWF), and CD146, and inflammatory factors including high sensitive C-reactive protein (hsCRP), IL-6 and TNF-α were determined by ELISA...
June 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686347/epo-modified-mscs-can-inhibit-asthmatic-airway-remodeling-in-an-animal-model
#20
Xin-Peng Han, Fang-Qi Zhang, Xiang-Shu Tan, Liang Liu, Wen-Xian Ma, Hai-Feng Ou-Yang, Chang-Gui Wu
OBJECTIVE: There was no effective measures can be obtained at present to reverse or prevent airway remodeling. We investigated the therapeutic effect of Erythropoietin (EPO) gene modified mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) on asthmatic airway remodeling and the possible underlied molecular mechanisms. METHODS: EPO gene was transfected into MSCs via lentivirus vector. The transfected cells (EPO-MSCs) were identi?ed by ?ow cytometry and the EPO secreting function was detected by PCR and western blot...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
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