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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452452/-effectivity-and-safety-of-a-modified-tip-design-in-torsional-phacoemulsification
#1
Sabine Schmidt, Sophie Hubich, Jan Markus Vetter, Christopher Wirbelauer
BACKGROUND: Torsional mode phacoemulsification results in more effective fragmentation of the nucleus due to a different movement of the phacotip. In this clinical study, we investigated the influence of a modified tip design and active fluidics on the efficacy of phacoemulsification and safety for the corneal endothelium. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We conducted a prospective randomized 2 : 1 study in which 40 patients were operated on with the mini-flared Kelman Tip using the Infiniti ® System (group 1), and 20 patients were operated on with the Intrepid ® Balanced Tip and the Centurion ® System...
February 16, 2018: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452248/mercaptopyruvate-acts-as-endogenous-vasodilator-independently-of-3-mercaptopyruvate-sulfurtransferase-activity
#2
Emma Mitidieri, Teresa Tramontano, Danila Gurgone, Valentina Citi, Vincenzo Calderone, Vincenzo Brancaleone, Antonia Katsouda, Noriyuki Nagahara, Andreas Papapetropoulos, Giuseppe Cirino, Roberta d'Emmanuele di Villa Bianca, Raffaella Sorrentino
Hydrogen sulfide (H 2 S) is produced by the action of cystathionine-β-synthase (CBS), cystathionine-γ-lyase (CSE) or 3-mercaptopyruvate sulfurtransferase (3-MST). 3-MST converts 3-mercaptopyruvate (MPT) to H 2 S and pyruvate. H 2 S is recognized as an endogenous gaseous mediator with multiple regulatory roles in mammalian cells and organisms. In the present study we demonstrate that MPT, the endogenous substrate of 3-MST, acts also as endogenous H 2 S donor. Colorimetric, amperometric and fluorescence based assays demonstrated that MPT releases H 2 S in vitro in an enzyme-independent manner...
February 13, 2018: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452238/human-adipose-tissue-derived-stromal-cells-in-combination-with-exogenous-stimuli-facilitate-three-dimensional-network-formation-of-human-endothelial-cells-derived-from-various-sources
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Dominique Manikowski, Birgit Andrée, Esther Samper, Clémence Saint-Marc, Ruth Olmer, Peter Vogt, Sarah Strauß, Axel Haverich, Andres Hilfiker
In natural tissues, the nutrition of cells and removal of waste products is facilitated by a dense capillary network which is generated during development. This perfusion system is also indispensable for tissue formation in vitro. Nutrition depending solely on diffusion is not sufficient to generate tissues of clinically relevant dimensions, which is a core aim in tissue engineering research. In this study, the establishment of a vascular network was investigated in a self-assembling approach employing endothelial and mural cells...
February 13, 2018: Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452237/a-redox-sensitive-signaling-pathway-mediates-pro-angiogenic-effect-of-chlordecone-via-estrogen-receptor-activation
#4
Eid Alabed Alibrahim, Ramaroson Andriansitohaina, Kévin Hardonnière, Raffaella Soleti, Sébastien Faure, Gilles Simard
AIM: Chlordecone is able to induce pro-angiogenic effect through an estrogen receptor (ERα) pathway involving NO release and VEGF. The present study aimed to determine the molecular mechanisms by which chlordecone promotes angiogenesis in human endothelial cells. RESULTS: High but not low concentration of chlordecone increased mitochondrial respiratory capacity and mitochondrial DNA content in endothelial cells. The ROS scavenger MnTMPyP was able to prevent the increase of both VEGF expression and capillary length induced by chlordecone...
February 13, 2018: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452232/long-noncoding-rna-pvt1-promotes-emt-via-mediating-microrna-186-targeting-of-twist1-in-prostate-cancer
#5
Zhongwen Chang, Jun Cui, Yongsheng Song
The pathogenesis and the underlying mechanism of endothelial-mesenchymal transition in prostate cancer remain unclear. Plasmacytoma variant translocation 1 (PVT1), a novel long non-coding RNA maps to 8q24.21, and in many tumor studies the up-regulation of PVT1 has already been reported. PVT1 is closely related to tumor cell proliferation, invasion, and metastasis. In this study, we employed a combination of techniques to study the role of PVT1 in prostate cancer, which included bioinformatic analysis, Western blotting and cell migration assays of prostate cancer cell lines...
February 13, 2018: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452189/roasted-and-green-coffee-extracts-show-antioxidant-and-cytotoxic-activity-in-myoblast-and-endothelial-cell-lines-in-a-cell-specific-manner
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Alexandros Priftis, Eleftheria-Maria Panagiotou, Konstantinos Lakis, Christina Plika, Maria Halabalaki, Georgia Ntasi, Aristidis S Veskoukis, Dimitrios Stagos, Leandros A Skaltsounis, Dimitrios Kouretas
Coffee is one of the most highly consumed beverages with potential beneficial health implications, however its molecular mechanism of action has not been completely elucidated yet. To that cause, the polyphenolic composition of different coffee extracts (from Light, Medium and Dark roasts as well as green beans) was examined by UHPLC-HRMS analysis, indicating chlorogenic acids isomers as the main constituents. In the following step, the toxicity of the extracts was tested in myoblasts and endothelial cells and differential toxicity of green and roasted samples was displayed as the myoblasts were more sensitive to green coffee extracts, in contrast to the endothelial cells...
February 13, 2018: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452166/metformin-ameliorates-the-progression-of-atherosclerosis-via-suppressing-macrophage-infiltration-and-inflammatory-responses-in-rabbits
#7
Qiangbing Yang, Hongming Yuan, Mao Chen, Jiali Qu, He Wang, Biao Yu, Jiahuan Chen, Shengnan Sun, Xiaochun Tang, Wenzhi Ren
AIMS: The present study aimed to investigate the possible effects of metformin on the progression of atherosclerosis in a rabbit model. MAIN METHODS: Rabbits were randomly divided into three groups (n = 10): the control (Ctrl) group (fed with a chow diet), and two experimental groups, the AS group and the Met group (both received an atherogenic diet). After 2 weeks of acclimatization, the rabbits in the AS and Met groups were given a placebo and metformin, respectively, daily by gavage for 10 weeks...
February 13, 2018: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451997/poly-lactic-co-glycolic-acid-as-a-slow-release-drug-carrying-matrix-for-methotrexate-coated-onto-intraocular-lenses-to-conquer-posterior-capsule-opacification
#8
Stefan A Kassumeh, Christian M Wertheimer, Annabel von Studnitz, Anna Hillenmayer, Claudia Priglinger, Armin Wolf, Wolfgang J Mayer, Daniel Teupser, Lesca M Holdt, Siegfried G Priglinger, Kirsten H Eibl-Lindner
PURPOSE: Posterior capsule opacification (PCO) still represents the main long-term complication of cataract surgery. Research into pharmacologic PCO prophylaxis is extensive. One promising candidate drug is methotrexate (MTX). Our aim is to determine the in vitro feasibility of MTX-loaded poly(lactic-co-glycolic) (PLGA) biomatrices sprayed on intraocular lenses (IOLs) as a drug-delivery implant. METHODS: Hydrophilic and hydrophobic acrylic IOLs were spray-coated with MTX-loaded PLGA...
February 16, 2018: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451965/pazopanib-effective-for-bevacizumab-unresponsive-epistaxis-in-hereditary-hemorrhagic-telangiectasia
#9
Joseph G Parambil, Troy D Woodard, Omer N Koc
Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) most commonly manifests with nasal mucosal telangiectasias, and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) plays a significant role in this angiodysplasia. We describe a patient with HHT with epistaxis recalcitrant to several endonasal procedures and six cycles of intravenous bevacizumab, for which he was dependent on iron infusions and packed red blood cells transfusions. He then started pazopanib at 100 mg with dramatic improvements in epistaxis and normalization of hemoglobin and iron levels, without replenishment needs for 12 months...
February 16, 2018: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451855/in-vivo-labeling-by-cd73-marks-multipotent-stromal-cells-and-highlights-endothelial-heterogeneity-in-the-bone-marrow-niche
#10
Martin Breitbach, Kenichi Kimura, Tiago C Luis, Christopher J Fuegemann, Petter S Woll, Michael Hesse, Raffaella Facchini, Sarah Rieck, Katarzyna Jobin, Julia Reinhardt, Osamu Ohneda, Daniela Wenzel, Caroline Geisen, Christian Kurts, Wolfgang Kastenmüller, Michael Hölzel, Sten E W Jacobsen, Bernd K Fleischmann
Despite much work studying ex vivo multipotent stromal cells (MSCs), the identity and characteristics of MSCs in vivo are not well defined. Here, we generated a CD73-EGFP reporter mouse to address these questions and found EGFP + MSCs in various organs. In vivo, EGFP + mesenchymal cells were observed in fetal and adult bones at proliferative ossification sites, while in solid organs EGFP + cells exhibited a perivascular distribution pattern. EGFP + cells from the bone compartment could be clonally expanded ex vivo from single cells and displayed trilineage differentiation potential...
February 1, 2018: Cell Stem Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451832/circulating-progenitor-cells-and-their-interaction-with-platelets-in-patients-with-an-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Prokopia T Tatsidou, Vasileios G Chantzichristos, Maria E Tsoumani, Sofia Sidiropoulou, Ioannis V Ntalas, John A Goudevenos, Konstantinos Stellos, Alexandros D Tselepis
CD34 + cells expressing KDR (CD34 + /KDR + ) represent a small proportion of circulating progenitor cells that have the capacity to interact with platelets and to differentiate into mature endothelial cells, thus contributing to vascular homeostasis and regeneration as well as to re-endothelialization. We investigated the levels of CD34 + and CD34 + /KDR + progenitor cells as well as their interaction with platelets in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients before the initiation (baseline) of their treatment with a P2Y 12 receptor antagonist, and at 5-days post-treatment (follow-up)...
February 16, 2018: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451817/the-impact-of-pulse-pressure-on-cerebrovascular-events-leading-to-age-related-cognitive-decline
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Nathalie Thorin-Trescases, Olivia de Montgolfier, Anthony Pinçon, Adeline Raignault, Laurie Caland, Pauline Labbé, Eric Thorin
Aging is a modern concept: human life expectancy has more than doubled in less than 150 years in Western countries. Longer lifespan, however, reveals age-related diseases, including cerebrovascular diseases. The vascular system is a prime target of aging: the "wear and tear" of large elastic arteries exposed to a life-long pulsatile pressure causes arterial stiffening by fragmentation of elastin fibers and replacement by stiffer collagen. This arterial stiffening increases in return the amplitude of the pulse pressure (PP), its wave penetrating deeper into the microcirculation of low resistance, high flow organs such as the brain...
February 16, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451277/tivozanib-a-new-treatment-option-for-renal-cell-carcinoma
#13
L Saes, F A L M Eskens
Tivozanib is a tyrosine kinase inhibitor that targets all vascular endothelial growth factor receptors (VEGFRs), causing inhibition of angiogenesis. It has recently been approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for first-line treatment of adult patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC) and for adult patients who are VEGFR and mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathway inhibitor-naive, following disease progression after one prior treatment with cytokine therapy for advanced RCC. This review will focus on mechanisms of action, early drug development and results of published and ongoing clinical trials of tivozanib...
November 2017: Drugs of Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451122/sprouting-angiogenesis-in-engineered-pseudo-islets
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Monika Hospodiuk, Madhuri Dey, Bugra Ayan, Donna Sosnoski, Kazim Kerim Moncal, Yang Wu, Ibrahim T Ozbolat
Despite the recent achievements in cell-based therapies for curing type-1 diabetes (T1D), capillarization in beta (β)-cell clusters is still a major roadblock as it is essential for long-term viability and function of β-cells in vivo. In this research, we report sprouting angiogenesis in engineered pseudo islets (EPIs) made of mouse insulinoma βTC3 cells and rat heart microvascular endothelial cells (RHMVECs). Upon culturing in three-dimensional (3D) constructs under angiogenic conditions, EPIs sprouted extensive capillaries into the surrounding matrix...
February 16, 2018: Biofabrication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450744/high-density-lipoprotein-hdl-promotes-angiogenesis-via-s1p3-dependent-vegfr2-activation
#15
Fengyan Jin, Nina Hagemann, Li Sun, Jiang Wu, Thorsten R Doeppner, Yun Dai, Dirk M Hermann
High-density lipoprotein (HDL) has previously been shown to promote angiogenesis. However, the mechanisms by which HDL enhances the formation of blood vessels remain to be defined. To address this, the effects of HDL on the proliferation, transwell migration and tube formation of human umbilical vein endothelial cells were investigated. By examining the abundance and phosphorylation (i.e., activation) of the vascular endothelial growth factor receptor VEGFR2 and modulating the activity of the sphingosine-1 phosphate receptors S1P1-3 and VEGFR2, we characterized mechanisms controlling angiogenic responses in response to HDL exposure...
February 15, 2018: Angiogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450540/endocan-blockade-suppresses-experimental-ocular-neovascularization-in-mice
#16
Ting Su, Yisheng Zhong, Anna M Demetriades, Jikui Shen, Ailing Sui, Yiyun Yao, Yushuo Gao, Yanji Zhu, Xi Shen, Bing Xie
Purpose: Ocular neovascularization (NV) is a pathologic process characterized by the proliferation and infiltration of various types of cells such as RPE, glial, and endothelial cells, which interact with proangiogenic factors and inflammatory cytokines. Endocan is known to be enriched in retinal endothelial tip cells under hypoxia, but the effect of endocan on ocular NV progression is largely unknown. In this study, we investigated the role of endocan in the ocular NV pathologic process and the possible mechanisms involved...
February 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450379/pseudophakic-bullous-keratopathy
#17
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Stefan Pricopie, Sanziana Istrate, Liliana Voinea, Costin Leasu, Vanessa Paun, Ciuluvica Radu
Pseudophakic bullous keratopathy is characterized by corneal stromal edema with epithelial and subepithelial bullae due to cell loss and endothelial decompensation through trauma during cataract surgery. Patients present decreased vision, tearing, and pain caused by ruptured epithelial bullae. Cataract affects approximately 20 million people worldwide, and this complication can occur in 1 to 2% of the cataract surgeries. This study reviewed the bullous keratopathy etiopathogenesis and the clinical and surgical treatment available for this corneal disease...
April 2017: Romanian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450193/a-method-for-quantification-of-epithelium-colonization-capacity-by-pathogenic-bacteria
#18
Rune M Pedersen, Rasmus B Grønnemose, Kristian Stærk, Cecilie A Asferg, Thea B Andersen, Hans J Kolmos, Jakob Møller-Jensen, Thomas E Andersen
Most bacterial infections initiate at the mucosal epithelium lining the gastrointestinal, respiratory, and urogenital tracts. At these sites, bacterial pathogens must adhere and increase in numbers to effectively breach the outer barrier and invade the host. If the bacterium succeeds in reaching the bloodstream, effective dissemination again requires that bacteria in the blood, reestablish contact to distant endothelium sites and form secondary site foci. The infectious potential of bacteria is therefore closely linked to their ability to adhere to, colonize, and invade epithelial and endothelial surfaces...
2018: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449563/cinacalcet-mediated-activation-of-the-camkk%C3%AE-lkb1-ampk-pathway-attenuates-diabetic-nephropathy-in-db-db-mice-by-modulation-of-apoptosis-and-autophagy
#19
Ji Hee Lim, Hyung Wook Kim, Min Young Kim, Tae Woo Kim, Eun Nim Kim, Yaeni Kim, Sungjin Chung, Young Soo Kim, Bum Soon Choi, Yong-Soo Kim, Yoon Sik Chang, Hye Won Kim, Cheol Whee Park
Apoptosis and autophagy are harmoniously regulated biological processes for maintaining tissue homeostasis. AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) functions as a metabolic sensor to coordinate cellular survival and function in various organs, including the kidney. We investigated the renoprotective effects of cinacalcet in high-glucose treated human glomerular endothelial cells (HGECs), murine podocytes and C57BLKS/J-db/db mice. In cultured HGECs and podocytes, cinacalcet decreased oxidative stress and apoptosis and increased autophagy that were attributed to the increment of intracellular Ca 2+ concentration and the phosphorylation of Ca 2+ /calmodulin-dependent protein kinase kinaseβ (CaMKKβ)-Liver kinase B1 (LKB1)-AMPK and their downstream signals including the phosphorylation of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) and increases in superoxide dismutases and B cell leukemia/lymphoma 2/BCL-2-associated X protein expression...
February 15, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449553/nuclear-factor-90-promotes-angiogenesis-by-regulating-hif-1%C3%AE-vegf-a-expression-through-the-pi3k-akt-signaling-pathway-in-human-cervical-cancer
#20
Wenqian Zhang, Zhengai Xiong, Tianqin Wei, Qiumeng Li, Ying Tan, Li Ling, Xiushan Feng
Vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGF-A), a fundamental component of angiogenesis, provides nutrients and oxygen to solid tumors, and enhances tumor cell survival, invasion, and migration. Nuclear factor 90 (NF90), a double-stranded RNA-binding protein, is strongly expressed in several human cancers, promotes tumor growth by reducing apoptosis, and increasing cell cycle process. The mechanisms by which cervical cancer cells inducing VEGF-A expression and angiogenesis upon NF90 upregulation remain to be fully established...
February 15, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
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