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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435973/acclimatization-to-middle-altitude-hypoxia-protects-against-developmental-and-cognitive-deficits-caused-by-acute-fetal-hypoxia-in-mice
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Hui-Lang Liu, Yong-Mei Sun, Chuan-Yu Li, Hai-Chen Niu, Min Su, Jing-Kun Wang
Acute fetal hypoxia (AFH) can elicit postnatal motor deficits and cognitive impairments. To test whether lifelong acclimatization to middle altitude (MA) hypoxia has protective effects on the impairments caused by AFH, ICR mice bred at 1 900 m altitude for 6-7 generations were evaluated under AFH. On gestation day 9 (GD 9), 13 (GD 13) or 17 (GD 17), pregnant mice received a single exposure to acute hypoxia (7% O2, 6 h). Physiological and neurodevelopmental behaviors, motor function (open field), spatial learning and memory (Morris water maze), and anxiety level (elevated plus maze) were examined in the offspring from neonate to adulthood...
April 25, 2017: Sheng Li Xue Bao: [Acta Physiologica Sinica]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435652/stroke-in-a-child-with-hemoglobin-sc-disease-a-case-report-describing-use-of-hydroxyurea-after-transfusion-therapy
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Diana Fridlyand, Caroline Wilder, E Leila Jerome Clay, Bruce Gilbert, Betty S Pace
Children with hemoglobin SC (HbSC) disease suffer a significant incidence of silent cerebral infarcts but stroke is rare. A 2-year-old African American boy with HbSC disease presented with focal neurologic deficits associated with magnetic resonance imaging evidence of cerebral infarction with vascular abnormalities. After the acute episode he was treated with monthly transfusions and subsequently transitioned to hydroxyurea therapy. The benefits of hydroxyurea as a fetal hemoglobin inducer in HbSC disease, to ameliorate clinical symptoms are supported by retrospective studies...
March 22, 2017: Pediatric Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424258/serum-hepcidin-concentrations-decline-during-pregnancy-and-may-identify-iron-deficiency-analysis-of-a-longitudinal-pregnancy-cohort-in-the-gambia
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Amat Bah, Sant-Rayn Pasricha, Momodou W Jallow, Ebrima A Sise, Rita Wegmuller, Andrew E Armitage, Hal Drakesmith, Sophie E Moore, Andrew M Prentice
Background: Antenatal anemia is a risk factor for adverse maternal and fetal outcomes and is prevalent in sub-Saharan Africa. Less than half of antenatal anemia is considered responsive to iron; identifying women in need of iron may help target interventions. Iron absorption is governed by the iron-regulatory hormone hepcidin.Objective: We sought to characterize changes in hepcidin and its associations with indexes of iron stores, erythropoiesis, and inflammation at weeks 14, 20, and 30 of gestation and to assess hepcidin's diagnostic potential as an index of iron deficiency...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420619/analysis-of-variants-in-upstream-open-reading-frames-of-human-globin-related-genes
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Ye Yuhua, Zhang Qianqian, Zhong Jianmei, Li Yihong, Zhang Li, Yu Qiuxia, Xu Xiangmin
β-thalassemia is an autosomal recessive monogenic disease that is caused by defects in the production of β-like globin chains. Activation of γ-globin gene and the increase in fetal hemoglobin expression have been demonstrated as one of the most important factors to ameliorate the clinical outcome of β-thalassemia patients. In this study, 202 genes or miRNAs associated with human hemoglobin gene expression from 1802 β-thalassemia patients were analyzed with target capture and next generation sequencing strategies in terms of functional variants that might affect hemoglobin gene expression...
March 20, 2017: Yi Chuan, Hereditas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399852/association-of-classical-markers-and-establishment-of-the-dyslipidemic-sub-phenotype-of-sickle-cell-anemia
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Milena Magalhães Aleluia, Caroline Conceição da Guarda, Rayra Pereira Santiago, Teresa Cristina Cardoso Fonseca, Fábia Idalina Neves, Regiana Quinto de Souza, Larissa Alves Farias, Felipe Araújo Pimenta, Luciana Magalhães Fiuza, Thassila Nogueira Pitanga, Júnia Raquel Dutra Ferreira, Elisângela Vitória Adorno, Bruno Antônio Veloso Cerqueira, Marilda de Souza Gonçalves
BACKGROUND: Sickle cell anemia (SCA) patients exhibit sub-phenotypes associated to hemolysis and vaso-occlusion. The disease has a chronic inflammatory nature that has been also associated to alterations in the lipid profile. This study aims to analyze hematological and biochemical parameters to provide knowledge about the SCA sub-phenotypes previously described and suggest a dyslipidemic sub-phenotype. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted from 2013 to 2014, and 99 SCA patients in steady state were enrolled...
April 11, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369821/does-the-novel-klf1-gene-mutation-lead-to-a-delay-in-fetal-hemoglobin-switch
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Priya Hariharan, Manju Gorivale, Roshan Colah, Kanjaksha Ghosh, Anita Nadkarni
The Kruppel-like factor 1 (KLF1) gene is an essential transcription factor that is required for the proper maturation of the erythroid cells. Recent studies have reported that KLF1 variations are associated with increased fetal hemoglobin (HbF) levels. Here we report a novel KLF1 gene variation codon 211 A→G (c.632 A>G) in a family who was referred for hemoglobinopathy screening. Both parents were classical β-thalassemia trait (mother: HbA2 4.1%, HbF 8.6%; father: HbA2 5.5%, HbF 0.6%) codon 15 G→A heterozygous, and the child was β-thalassemia homozygous...
March 31, 2017: Annals of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361594/an-unusual-hydrops-fetalis-associated-with-compound-heterozygosity-for-kr%C3%A3-ppel-like-factor-1-mutations
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Helena H L Lee, Annisa S L Mak, K O Kou, C F Poon, W S Wong, K H Chiu, Patrick K C Au, Kelvin Y K Chan, Anita S Y Kan, Mary H Y Tang, K Y Leung
Hydrops fetalis is commonly due to Hb Bart's (γ4) disease in South East Asia. Here, we report an unusual case of hydrops fetalis due to congenital dyserythropoietic anemia (CDA) associated with compound heterozygosity for Krüppel-like factor 1 (KLF1) gene mutations. Fetal cardiomegaly was first detected on routine mid-trimester scan in a pregnant woman with normal mean corpuscular volume (MCV) and Rhesus positive status. The fetus subsequently developed hydrops fetalis, and cordocentesis showed severe fetal anemia with a hemoglobin (Hb) level of 3...
November 2016: Hemoglobin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355685/-clinical-outcome-and-placenta-characteristics-of-spontaneous-twin-anemia-polycythemia-sequence
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X J Wang, L Y Li, Y Wei, Y Y Zhao, P B Yuan
Objective: To investigate the clinical outcome and placental characteristics of spontaneous twin anemia-polycythemia sequence (sTAPS). Methods: Twelve cases with sTAPS delivered in Peking University Third Hospital from May 2013 to August 2016. The data of ultrasound characteristics, gestational age at delivery, and 1 minute Apgar score were analyzed, retrospectively. Placental superficial vascular anastomoses, placental territory discordance and the ratio of umbilical cords insertion distance to the longest placental diameter were also analyzed...
March 25, 2017: Zhonghua Fu Chan Ke za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346212/stability-of-extemporaneously-prepared-hydroxycarbamide-oral-suspensions
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Djamila Kabiche, Issa-Bella Balde, Elyes Majoul, Sofiane Kabiche, Elodie Bourguignon, Jean-Eudes Fontan, Salvatore Cisternino, Jöel Schlatter
Hydroxycarbamide, available as tablets, is a pharmacological agent for fetal hemoglobin induction such as sickle cell anemia. The need for alternative dosage form options for patients unable to take tablets led hospital pharmacies to prepare solutions and suspensions. The objective of this study was to determine the stability of hydroxycarbamide in Ora-Plus in combination with either Ora-Sweet or Ora-Sweet SF, Ora-Blend, or Ora-Blend SF suspending agents. The studied samples were compounded into 100-mg/mL suspensions and stored in 60-mL amber glass bottles at room (22°C to 25°C) or refrigerated (4°C to 8°C) temperature...
March 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344999/long-term-engraftment-and-fetal-globin-induction-upon-bcl11a-gene-editing-in-bone-marrow-derived-cd34-hematopoietic-stem-and-progenitor-cells
#10
Kai-Hsin Chang, Sarah E Smith, Timothy Sullivan, Kai Chen, Qianhe Zhou, Jason A West, Mei Liu, Yingchun Liu, Benjamin F Vieira, Chao Sun, Vu P Hong, Mingxuan Zhang, Xiao Yang, Andreas Reik, Fyodor D Urnov, Edward J Rebar, Michael C Holmes, Olivier Danos, Haiyan Jiang, Siyuan Tan
To develop an effective and sustainable cell therapy for sickle cell disease (SCD), we investigated the feasibility of targeted disruption of the BCL11A gene, either within exon 2 or at the GATAA motif in the intronic erythroid-specific enhancer, using zinc finger nucleases in human bone marrow (BM) CD34(+) hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPCs). Both targeting strategies upregulated fetal globin expression in erythroid cells to levels predicted to inhibit hemoglobin S polymerization. However, complete inactivation of BCL11A resulting from bi-allelic frameshift mutations in BCL11A exon 2 adversely affected erythroid enucleation...
March 17, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Methods & Clinical Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341055/obstetric-care-for-women-with-thalassemia
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REVIEW
Terence T Lao
Thalassemia is the commonest monogenic disease and manifests as severe anemia. It is increasingly encountered outside the Mediterranean region, Africa, Middle East, and Southeast Asia because of immigration. Pregnancy, previously uncommon in patients with homozygous β-thalassemia, is encountered increasingly because of improved management and assisted reproduction technology; however, preconceptional problems that include anemia, iron overload, cardiac dysfunction, thromboembolism, alloimmunization, infections, and endocrine and bone disorders, could influence maternal and obstetric outcome...
February 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338216/the-diversified-function-and-potential-therapy-of-ectopic-olfactory-receptors-in-non-olfactory-tissues
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REVIEW
Zhe Chen, Hong Zhao, Nian Fu, Linxi Chen
Olfactory receptors (ORs) are mainly distributed in olfactory neurons and play a key role in detecting volatile odorants, eventually resulting in the production of smell perception. Recently, it is also reported that ORs are expressed in non-olfactory tissues including heart, lung, sperm, skin and cancerous tissues. Interestingly, ectopic ORs are associated with the development of diseases in non-olfactory tissues. For instance, ectopic ORs initiate the hypoxic ventilatory responses and maintain the oxygen homeostasis of breathing in the carotid body when oxygen levels decline...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317612/hormonal-electrolytic-and-electrocardiographic-evaluations-in-bitches-with-eutocia-and-dystocia
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Carla Regina Barbieri Simões, Flávia Gardilin Vassalo, Maria Lúcia Gomes Lourenço, Fabiana Ferreira de Souza, Eunice Oba, Mateus José Sudano, Nereu Carlos Prestes
The objective of the study was to assess clinical alterations, electrocardiographic, hematological, biochemical, hemogasometric, electrolytic, and hormone plasma concentrations in bitches with eutocia and dystocia. Overall, 28 bitches (dystocia, n = 22 and eutocia, n = 6) were assessed. The evaluations were performed at 2 time points, M1 (1 hour prepartum-eutocia group and cesarean or clinical intervention-dystocia group) and M2 (postpartum-eutocia or dystocia group and anesthetic recovery-dystocia group). The main clinical finding was the hypothermia (mean: 36...
December 2016: Topics in Companion Animal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303002/reciprocal-regulation-of-%C3%AE-globin-expression-by-exo-mirnas-relevance-to-%C3%AE-globin-silencing-in-%C3%AE-thalassemia-major
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Kuo-Ting Sun, Yu-Nan Huang, Kalaiselvi Palanisamy, Shih-Sheng Chang, I-Kuan Wang, Kang-Hsi Wu, Ping Chen, Ching-Tien Peng, Chi-Yuan Li
Induction of fetal hemoglobin (HbF) is a promising strategy in the treatment of β-thalassemia major (β-TM). The present study shows that plasma exosomal miRNAs (exo-miRs) are involved in γ-globin regulation. Exosomes shuttle miRNAs and mediate cell-cell communication. MiRNAs are regulators of biological processes through post-transcriptional targeting. Compared to HD (Healthy Donor), β-TM patients showed increased levels of plasma exosomes and the majority of exosomes had cellular origin from CD34+ cells...
March 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295352/should-optimal-timing-between-two-intrauterine-transfusions-be-based-on-estimated-daily-decrease-of-hemoglobin-or-on-measurement-of-fetal-middle-cerebral-artery-peak-systolic-velocity
#15
Louise Ghesquière, Véronique Houfflin-Debarge, Hélène Behal, Capucine Coulon, Damien Subtil, Pascal Vaast, Charles Garabedian
BACKGROUND: To best predict the recurrence of fetal anemia after intrauterine transfusion (IUT), the measurement of middle cerebral artery peak systolic velocity (PSV) and the estimation of hemoglobin (Hb) daily decrease are compared. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: A retrospective study including 38 patients who had at least two IUTs in a context of red blood cell alloimmunization was conducted. PSV values before first, second, and third IUTs were collected and expected Hb level was calculated according to various Hb daily decrease formulas as proposed in the literature...
April 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280727/existence-of-hbf-enhancer-haplotypes-at-hbs1l-myb-intergenic-region-in-transfusion-dependent-saudi-%C3%AE-thalassemia-patients
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Cyril Cyrus, Chittibabu Vatte, J Francis Borgio, Abdullah Al-Rubaish, Shahanas Chathoth, Zaki A Nasserullah, Sana Al Jarrash, Ahmed Sulaiman, Hatem Qutub, Hassan Alsaleem, Alhusain J Alzahrani, Martin H Steinberg, Amein K Al Ali
Background and Objectives. β-Thalassemia and sickle cell disease are genetic disorders characterized by reduced and abnormal β-globin chain production, respectively. The elevation of fetal hemoglobin (HbF) can ameliorate the severity of these disorders. In sickle cell disease patients, the HbF level elevation is associated with three quantitative trait loci (QTLs), BCL11A, HBG2 promoter, and HBS1L-MYB intergenic region. This study elucidates the existence of the variants in these three QTLs to determine their association with HbF levels of transfusion-dependent Saudi β-thalassemia patients...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278506/accuracy-of-middle-cerebral-artery-doppler-assessment-between-34-and-37-weeks-in-fetuses-with-red-cell-alloimmunization
#17
Emeline Maisonneuve, Aude Jayot, Stéphanie Friszer, Vanina Castaigne, Evelyne Cynober, Françoise Pernot, Agnès Mailloux, Jean-Marie Jouannic, Anne Cortey, Bruno Carbonne
BACKGROUND: The Doppler measurement of middle cerebral artery peak systolic velocity (MCA-PSV) is considered the gold standard for the noninvasive detection of moderate to severe anemia. However, the accuracy of this test has not been evaluated so far, specifically beyond 34 weeks. OBJECTIVES: To assess the accuracy of MCA-PSV to detect moderate to severe fetal anemia and to identify risk factors associated with false-positive and false-negative MCA-PSV values after 34 weeks...
March 10, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277912/fetal-hemoglobin-bart-s-hydrops-fetalis-pathophysiology-prenatal-diagnosis-and-possibility-of-intrauterine-treatment
#18
Phudit Jatavan, Nipon Chattipakorn, Theera Tongsong
This review aimed to comprehensively summarize current available reports regarding the ultrasound markers and biomarkers in predicting fetal Hb Bart's disease and evaluate the potential role of cardiac function assessment in a clinical practice. This review involves various methods in prenatal predicting fetal Hb Bart's disease or alpha-thalassemia major and attempts to provide valuable insights regarding the underlying mechanisms responsible for heart failure in Hb Bart's fetuses. Moreover, this information may be used to predict the cardiac function before the development of hydrops fetalis...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276629/improved-fetal-hemoglobin-with-mtor-inhibitor-based-immunosuppression-in-a-kidney-transplant-recipient-with-sickle-cell-disease
#19
N Gaudre, P Cougoul, P Bartolucci, G Dörr, A Bura-Riviere, N Kamar, A Del Bello
Fetal hemoglobin induction is a key point in the management of sickle cell disease (SCD). We report the case of a kidney transplant recipient with SCD who was treated with everolimus, a mammalian target of rapamycin inhibitor. At 10 months after initiating therapy, the patient's fetal hemoglobin level was dramatically increased (from 4.8% to 15%) and there was excellent tolerance to treatment.
March 9, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270982/ultrasound-guided-spectral-photoacoustic-imaging-of-hemoglobin-oxygenation-during-development
#20
Carolyn L Bayer, Bogdan J Wlodarczyk, Richard H Finnell, Stanislav Y Emelianov
Few technologies are capable of imaging in vivo function during development. In this study, we have implemented spectral photoacoustic imaging to estimate tissue oxygenation longitudinally in pregnant mice. We used the spectral photoacoustic signal to estimate hemoglobin oxygen saturation within intact, in vivo mouse concepti from developmental day (E) 8.5 to E16.5-a first step towards functional imaging of the maternal-fetal environment. Future work will apply these methods to compare longitudinal functional changes during normal vs abnormal development of embryos, fetuses, and placentas...
February 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
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