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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332020/temperature-effects-on-the-activity-shape-and-storage-of-platelets-from-13-lined-ground-squirrels
#1
Scott Cooper, Sarah Lloyd, Anthony Koch, Xingxing Lin, Katie Dobbs, Thomas Theisen, Matt Zuberbuehler, Kaley Bernhardt, Michael Gyorfi, Tanner Tenpas, Skyler Hying, Sarah Mortimer, Christine Lamont, Marcus Lehmann, Keith Neeves
The objective of this study is to determine how a hibernating mammal avoids the formation of blood clots under periods of low blood flow. A microfluidic vascular injury model was performed to differentiate the effects of temperature and shear rate on platelet adhesion to collagen. Human and ground squirrel whole blood was incubated at 15 or 37 °C and then passed through a microfluidic chamber over a 250-µm strip of type I fibrillar collagen at that temperature and the shear rates of 50 or 300 s(-1) to simulate torpid and aroused conditions, respectively...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Comparative Physiology. B, Biochemical, Systemic, and Environmental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326959/angiosarcoma-of-the-pelvis-in-a-13-year-old-girl
#2
Farah El-Sharkawy, Patricia Isabel Delgado, Antonello Podda, Holly Leigh Neville, Claudia Patricia Rojas
Angiosarcomas are highly aggressive malignancies of vascular origin and are very rarely found in children. We report a case of a 13-year-old girl with a history of abdominal pain and increased abdominal girth. Radiologic imaging showed significant ascites and large pelvic masses involving bilateral adnexa with abdominal spread. Microscopic examination of a biopsy revealed pleomorphic epithelioid and spindle cells with brisk mitotic activity, intracytoplasmic vacuoles, vascular channels, and large areas of hemorrhage and necrosis...
March 2017: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326040/effects-of-topical-icing-on-inflammation-angiogenesis-revascularization-and-myofiber-regeneration-in-skeletal-muscle-following-contusion-injury
#3
Daniel P Singh, Zohreh Barani Lonbani, Maria A Woodruff, Tony J Parker, Roland Steck, Jonathan M Peake
Contusion injuries in skeletal muscle commonly occur in contact sport and vehicular and industrial workplace accidents. Icing has traditionally been used to treat such injuries under the premise that it alleviates pain, reduces tissue metabolism, and modifies vascular responses to decrease swelling. Previous research has examined the effects of icing on inflammation and microcirculatory dynamics following muscle injury. However, whether icing influences angiogenesis, collateral vessel growth, or myofiber regeneration remains unknown...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320178/profile-of-von-willebrand-factor-antigen-and-von-willebrand-factor-propeptide-in-an-overall-tia-and-ischaemic-stroke-population-and-amongst-subtypes
#4
W O Tobin, J A Kinsella, G F Kavanagh, J S O'Donnell, R T McGrath, S Tierney, B Egan, T M Feeley, T Coughlan, D R Collins, D O'Neill, Sjx Murphy, S J Lim, R P Murphy, Djh McCabe
INTRODUCTION: Von Willebrand factor propeptide (VWF:Ag II) is proposed to be a more sensitive marker of acute endothelial activation than von Willebrand factor antigen (VWF:Ag). Simultaneous data on VWF:Ag and VWF:Ag II profiles are very limited following TIA and ischaemic stroke. METHODS: In this prospective, observational, case-control study, plasma VWF:Ag and VWF:Ag II levels were quantified in 164 patients≤4weeks of TIA or ischaemic stroke (baseline), and then ≥14days (14d) and ≥90days (90d) later, and compared with those from 27 healthy controls...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306186/sippet-methodology-analysis-and-generalizability
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REVIEW
F Peyvandi, P M Mannucci, R Palla, F R Rosendaal
The development of anti-FVIII neutralizing alloantibodies (inhibitors), occurring in about one-third of previously untreated patients (PUPs) with severe haemophilia A, depends on various genetic and environmental risk factors. Several previous studies have reported on the immunogenicity of FVIII concentrates, and due to differences in study design, study period, inhibitor testing frequency and follow-up duration the results were inconclusive. The first randomized trial on this unresolved question (SIPPET) included 251 previously untreated or minimally treated patients with severe haemophilia A treated with either a single plasma-derived FVIII (pdFVIII) containing VWF or a recombinant FVIII (rFVIII)...
March 17, 2017: Haemophilia: the Official Journal of the World Federation of Hemophilia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296884/increased-von-willebrand-factor-decreased-adamts13-and-thrombocytopenia-in-melioidosis
#6
Emma Birnie, Gavin C K W Koh, Ester C Löwenberg, Joost C M Meijers, Rapeephan R Maude, Nicholas P J Day, Sharon J Peacock, Tom van der Poll, W Joost Wiersinga
BACKGROUND: Melioidosis, caused by bioterror treat agent Burkholderia pseudomallei, is an important cause of community-acquired Gram-negative sepsis in Southeast Asia and Northern Australia. New insights into the pathogenesis of melioidosis may help improve treatment and decrease mortality rates from this dreadful disease. We hypothesized that changes in Von Willebrand factor (VWF) function should occur in melioidosis, based on the presence of endothelial stimulation by endotoxin, pro-inflammatory cytokines and thrombin in melioidosis, and investigated whether this impacted on outcome...
March 15, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294518/disruption-of-protein-complexes-containing-protein-phosphatase-2b-and-munc18c-dampens-the-secretion-of-von-willebrand-factor-from-endothelial-cells
#7
Qi Da, Tanner Shaw, Subhashree Pradhan, Paul A Roche, Miguel A Cruz, K Vinod Vijayan
BACKGROUND: Aberrant secretion of von Willebrand factor (VWF) from endothelial cells contributes to inflammation and vascular thrombosis. Agonist-induced VWF secretion is facilitated by protein kinase and phosphatase-mediated signaling. Although the catalytic subunit of protein phosphatase 2B (PP2B-Aα) is targeted to the secretory machinery via an interaction with the vesicle trafficking protein, Munc18c in endothelial cells, the functional relevance of this phosphatase complex is unclear...
March 12, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290877/-dynamics-of-biochemical-markers-of-endothelial-dysfunction-in-patients-with-arterial-hypertension
#8
V I Podzolkov, A I Tarzimanova
Arterial hypertension (AH) occupies the first place among causes of atrial fibrillation (AF) in general population. AF in patients with AH substantially elevates risk of cardiovascular complications. Endothelial dysfunction (ED) in patients with AH at appearance of AF might have great prognostic value for stratification of risk of thromboembolic complications. We studied biochemical markers of ED in patients with AH and various forms of AF. Collagen binding activity of the von Willebrand factor (vWF) in patients with permanent AF was significantly higher than in patients without heart rhythm disturbances and did not depend on degree of AH...
August 2016: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279966/plasmin-cleaves-von-willebrand-factor-at-k1491-r1492-in-the-a1-a2-linker-region-in-a-shear-and-glycan-dependent-manner-in-vitro
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Teresa M Brophy, Soracha E Ward, Thomas R McGimsey, Sonja Schneppenheim, Clive Drakeford, Jamie M O'Sullivan, Alain Chion, Ulrich Budde, James S O'Donnell
OBJECTIVE: Previous studies have demonstrated a role for plasmin in regulating plasma von Willebrand factor (VWF) multimer composition. Moreover, emerging data have shown that plasmin-induced cleavage of VWF is of particular importance in specific pathological states. Interestingly, plasmin has been successfully used as an alternative to ADAMTS13 (a disintegrin and metalloproteinase with thrombospondin type 1 motif) in a mouse model of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura. Consequently, elucidating the molecular mechanisms through which plasmin binds and cleaves VWF is not only of basic scientific interest but also of direct clinical importance...
March 9, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279225/allogenic-adipose-derived-stem-cell-therapy-overcomes-ischemia-induced-microvessel-rarefaction-in-the-myocardium-systems-biology-study
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Gemma Vilahur, Blanca Oñate, Judit Cubedo, Maria Teresa Béjar, Gemma Arderiu, Esther Peña, Laura Casaní, Manuel Gutiérrez, Antoni Capdevila, Guillem Pons-Lladó, Francesc Carreras, Alberto Hidalgo, Lina Badimon
BACKGROUND: Myocardial microvascular loss after myocardial infarction (MI) remains a therapeutic challenge. Autologous stem cell therapy was considered as an alternative; however, it has shown modest benefits due to the impairing effects of cardiovascular risk factors on stem cells. Allogenic adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs) may overcome such limitations, and because of their low immunogenicity and paracrine potential may be good candidates for cell therapy. In the present study we investigated the effects of allogenic ASCs and their released products on cardiac rarefaction post MI...
March 9, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279040/-detection-and-analysis-of-plasma-vwf-levels-in-healthy-chinese-by-automatic-standardized-assay
#11
P Zhang, Z Q Yu, X H Zhang, W Zhang, X Bai, L J Cao, J Su, P P Sha, Z Y Wang, C G Ruan
Objective: To explore the normal range of plasma VWF levels of healthy Chinese and to analyze the influencing factors to VWF level. Methods: To detect the levels of von Willebrand factor antigen (VWF∶Ag) , von Willebrand factor ristocetin cofactor activity (VWF∶Rco) , von Willebrand factor collagen binding activity (VWF∶CB) , and the factor Ⅷ coagulation activity (FⅧ∶C) by using fully automatic and standardized testing instruments and matching reagent in 70 healthy Chinese. The effects of age, ABO blood type, gender and region were also analyzed...
February 14, 2017: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276537/recombinant-von-willebrand-factor-a-first-of-its-kind-product-for-von-willebrand-disease
#12
M Singal, P A Kouides
von Willebrand disease (VWD) is caused by quantitative or qualitative defects in von Willebrand factor (VWF). The mainstay of therapy is desmopressin, which is, however, not useful in certain forms of VWD notwithstanding adverse events. For these patients, plasma-derived factor VIII (pdFVIII)/VWF concentrates have been available for close to three decades but have a theoretical risk of disease transmission, hypersensitivity/allergic reactions, inhibitors and thrombosis. A recombinant VWF (vonicog alfa, Vonvendi™; manufactured by Baxalta, now part of Shire) was approved by the U...
December 2016: Drugs of Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274304/-anti-%C3%AE-2gpi-antibody-promotes-release-of-inflammatory-and-pro-thrombosis-molecules-from-arteries-in-apolipoprotein-e-deficient-mice
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Xiaojie Zhu, Hong Zhou, Xiaoyan Wang, Qianqian Cai, Chao He, Longfei Xia, Guiting Zhang, Hang Ouyang
Objective To investigate the roles of anti-beta 2 glycoprotein I antibodies (anti-β2GPI Ab) in the expressions of atherosclerosis(AS)-related inflammatory factors and pro-thrombosis molecules in apolipoprotein E-deficient (ApoE-/-) mice. Methods ApoE-/- mice were randomly divided into normal saline (NS) group, 100 μg anti-β2GPI Ab group, 100 μg homologous antibody (rabbit-IgG) group and 100 μg β2GPI/anti-β2GPI Ab complex group after silastic collars were placed around their carotid arteries by surgery...
March 2017: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256724/a-biophysical-view-on-von-willebrand-factor-activation
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REVIEW
Achim Löf, Jochen P Müller, Maria A Brehm
The process of hemostatic plug formation at sites of vascular injury crucially relies on the large multimeric plasma glycoprotein von Willebrand factor (VWF) and its ability to recruit platelets to the damaged vessel wall via interaction of its A1 domain with platelet GPIbα. Under normal blood flow conditions, VWF multimers exhibit a very low binding affinity for platelets. Only when subjected to increased hydrodynamic forces, which primarily occur in connection with vascular injury, VWF can efficiently bind to platelets...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256511/zyxin-regulates-endothelial-von-willebrand-factor-secretion-by-reorganizing-actin-filaments-around-exocytic-granules
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Xiaofan Han, Pin Li, Zhenghao Yang, Xiaoshuai Huang, Guoqin Wei, Yujie Sun, Xuya Kang, Xueting Hu, Qiuping Deng, Liangyi Chen, Aibin He, Yingqing Huo, Dong Li, Eric Betzig, Jincai Luo
Endothelial exocytosis of Weibel-Palade body (WPB) is one of the first lines of defence against vascular injury. However, the mechanisms that control WPB exocytosis in the final stages (including the docking, priming and fusion of granules) are poorly understood. Here we show that the focal adhesion protein zyxin is crucial in this process. Zyxin downregulation inhibits the secretion of von Willebrand factor (VWF), the most abundant cargo in WPBs, from human primary endothelial cells (ECs) induced by cAMP agonists...
March 3, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249594/enhancement-of-scutellarin-oral-delivery-efficacy-by-vitamin-b12-modified-amphiphilic-chitosan-derivatives-to-treat-type-ii-diabetes-induced-retinopathy
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Jingnan Wang, Jiayun Tan, Jiahao Luo, Peilin Huang, Wuyi Zhou, Luming Chen, Lingli Long, Li-Ming Zhang, Banghao Zhu, Liqun Yang, David Y B Deng
BACKGROUND: Diabetic retinopathy is the most common complication in diabetic patients relates to high expression of VEGF and microaneurysms. Scutellarin (Scu) turned out to be effective against diabetes related vascular endothelial cell dysfunction. However, its clinical applications have been limited by its low bioavailability. In this study, we formulated and characterized a novel intestinal target nanoparticle carrier based on amphiphilic chitosan derivatives (Chit-DC-VB12) loaded with scutellarin to enhance its bioavailability and then evaluated its therapeutic effect in experimental diabetic retinopathy model...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248004/highly-efficient-differentiation-of-endothelial-cells-from-pluripotent-stem-cells-requires-the-mapk-and-the-pi3k-pathways
#17
Aja Harding, Elizabeth Cortez-Toledo, Nataly L Magner, Julie R Beegle, Dane P Coleal-Bergum, Dake Hao, Aijun Wang, Jan A Nolta, Ping Zhou
Pluripotent stem cells are a promising source of endothelial cells (ECs) for the treatment of vascular diseases. We have developed a robust protocol to differentiate human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) and embryonic stem cells (hESCs) into ECs with high purities (94%-97% CD31(+) and 78%-83% VE-cadherin(+) ) in 8 days without cell sorting. Passaging of these cells yielded a nearly pure population of ECs (99% of CD31(+) and 96.8% VE-cadherin(+) ). These ECs also expressed other endothelial markers vWF, Tie2, NOS3, and exhibited functions of ECs such as uptake of Dil-acetylated low-density lipoprotein and formation of tubes in vitro or vessels in vivo on matrigel...
March 1, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247581/vap-score-as-a-novel-non-invasive-liver-fibrosis-model-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c
#18
H Elham Ahmed Hassan, Sharaf E L-Din Abd El-Rehim, Zain El-Abdeen Ahmed Sayed, Emad Farah Mohamed Kholef, Abeer Sabry, Noha Abd El-Rehim Abo Elhagag
AIM: Assessment of liver fibrosis in chronic hepatitis C (CHC) patients is necessary before antiviral treatment. This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of eight noninvasive models (AAR, APRI, FCI, FI, FIB-4, FibroQ, King and VITRO scores) for predicting fibrosis compared with liver biopsy and to create a new score for predicting different fibrosis stages with increased accuracy. METHODS: We prospectively studied 127 treatment-naive CHC patients who underwent liver biopsy...
February 28, 2017: Hepatology Research: the Official Journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244953/effect-of-clopidogrel-on-thrombus-formation-in-an-ex-vivo-parallel-plate-flow-chamber-model-cannot-be-reversed-by-addition-of-platelet-concentrates-or-vwf-concentrate
#19
Kira Jahn, Klaudiusz Suchodolski, Andreas Schäfer, Bianca Sahlmann, Uwe Küster, Frank Echtermeyer, Simone Calmer, Gregor Theilmeier, Kai Johanning
BACKGROUND: Hemorrhage is the most important complication of antithrombotic therapy with P2Y12 receptor blockers. The administration of platelet concentrates (PCs) and von Willebrand factor (vWF) concentrates are common procedures to normalize impaired primary hemostasis in bleeding patients. We tested whether this strategy reverses the effect of clopidogrel using a parallel plate flow chamber model. METHODS: Whole blood from patients, who received a loading dose of clopidogrel with 600 mg and an ongoing dual antiplatelet therapy with 75 mg/d clopidogrel and 100 mg/d acetyl salicylic acid, compared with blood from healthy volunteers was examined in a collagen-coated parallel plate flow chamber...
April 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229819/dabigatran-aggravates-topoisomerase-i-peptide-loaded-dendritic-cells-induced-lung-and-skin-fibrosis
#20
Heena Mehta, Shunya Mashiko, Philippe-Olivier Goulet, Jade Desjardins, Gemma Pérez, Martial Koenig, Jean-Luc Senécal, Marika Sarfati
OBJECTIVES: Dysregulated coagulation cascade has been implicated in development of fibrosis in systemic sclerosis (SSc). Thrombin, a key mediator of the coagulation pathway, has both proinflammatory and procoagulant properties. Here, we evaluated the efficacy of oral dabigatran, a direct thrombin inhibitor, on topoisomerase I dendritic cells (TOPOIA DCs)-induced lung and skin fibrosis, an experimental model of SSc. METHODS: Mice were repeatedly immunized with TOPOIA DCs...
February 8, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
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