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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099049/effects-of-hydrogen-sulfide-releasing-compounds-on-aqueous-humor-outflow-facility-in-porcine-ocular-anterior-segments-ex-vivo
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Jenaye Robinson, Esther Okoro, Chinoso Ezuedu, Leah Bush, Catherine A Opere, Sunny E Ohia, Ya Fatou Njie-Mbye
PURPOSE: To investigate the pharmacological actions of hydrogen sulfide (H2S)-releasing compounds l-cysteine and sodium hydrosulfide (NaHS) on aqueous humor (AH) outflow facility in porcine ocular anterior segment. METHODS: Porcine ocular anterior segments were perfused with Dulbecco's modified Eagle's medium at a constant pressure of 7.35 mmHg. After stable outflow baseline, explants were exposed to NaHS or l-cysteine. The increase in outflow generated by the H2S-releasing compounds was measured in the absence and presence of inhibitor of H2S biosynthesis (aminooxyacetic acid; AOAA), blocker of KATP channels (glibenclamide), and inhibitor of adenylyl cyclase (SQ 22536)...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096213/endothelial-cell-regulation-of-salivary-gland-epithelial-patterning
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Hae Ryong Kwon, Deirdre A Nelson, Kara A DeSantis, Jennifer M Morrissey, Melinda Larsen
Perfusion-independent regulation of epithelial pattern formation by the vasculature during organ development and regeneration is of considerable interest for application in restoring organ function. During murine submandibular salivary gland development, the vasculature co-develops with the epithelium during branching morphogenesis; however, it is not known whether the vasculature has instructive effects on the epithelium. Using pharmacological inhibitors and siRNA knockdown in embryonic organ explants, we determined that VEGFR2-dependent signaling is required for salivary gland epithelial patterning...
January 15, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091727/intrinsic-cardiac-ganglia-and-acetylcholine-are-important-in-the-mechanism-of-ischaemic-preconditioning
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J M J Pickard, N Burke, S M Davidson, D M Yellon
This study aimed to investigate the role of the intrinsic cardiac nervous system in the mechanism of classical myocardial ischaemic preconditioning (IPC). Isolated perfused rat hearts were subjected to 35-min regional ischaemia and 60-min reperfusion. IPC was induced as three cycles of 5-min global ischaemia-reperfusion, and provided significant reduction in infarct size (IS/AAR = 14 ± 2% vs control IS/AAR = 48 ± 3%, p < 0.05). Treatment with the ganglionic antagonist, hexamethonium (50 μM), blocked IPC protection (IS/AAR = 37 ± 7%, p < 0...
March 2017: Basic Research in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087819/electrophysiologic-effects-of-the-ik1-inhibitor-pa-6-are-modulated-by-extracellular-potassium-in-isolated-guinea-pig-hearts
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Gregory S Hoeker, Mark A Skarsfeldt, Thomas Jespersen, Steven Poelzing
The pentamidine analog PA-6 was developed as a specific inward rectifier potassium current (IK1) antagonist, because established inhibitors either lack specificity or have side effects that prohibit their use in vivo. We previously demonstrated that BaCl2, an established IK1 inhibitor, could prolong action potential duration (APD) and increase cardiac conduction velocity (CV). However, few studies have addressed whether targeted IK1 inhibition similarly affects ventricular electrophysiology. The aim of this study was to determine the effects of PA-6 on cardiac repolarization and conduction in Langendorff-perfused guinea pig hearts...
January 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079228/attenuated-recovery-of-contractile-function-in-aging-hearts-following-global-ischemia-reperfusion-role-of-extracellular-hsp27-and-tlr4
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Lihua Ao, Yufeng Zhai, Chunhua Jin, Joseph C Cleveland, David A Fullerton, Xianzhong Meng
BACKGROUND: While cardiac functional recovery is attenuated in the elderly following cardiac surgery with obligatory global myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (I/R), the underlying mechanism remains incompletely understood. We observed previously that human and mouse myocardium releases heat shock protein (HSP) 27 during global I/R. Extracellular HSP27 induces myocardial inflammatory response and plays a role in post-ischemic cardiac dysfunction in adult mouse hearts. OBJECTIVE: This study was to determine the role of extracellular HSP27 and Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) in the attenuated functional recovery in aging mouse hearts following global I/R...
December 19, 2016: Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074663/primary-graft-dysfunction-pathophysiology-to-guide-new-preventive-therapies
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Ciara M Shaver, Lorraine B Ware
Primary graft dysfunction (PGD) is a common complication of lung transplantation characterized by acute pulmonary edema associated with bilateral pulmonary infiltrates and hypoxemia in the first 3 post-operative days. Development of PGD is a predictor of poor short- and long-term outcomes after lung transplantation, but there are currently limited tools to prevent its occurrence. Areas covered: Several potentially modifiable donor, recipient, and operative risk factors for PGD have been identified. In addition, basic and translational studies in animals and ex vivo lung perfusion systems have identified several biomarkers and mechanisms of injury in PGD...
January 11, 2017: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069703/loss-of-osteoglycin-promotes-angiogenesis-in-limb-ischaemia-mouse-models-via-modulation-of-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-and-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-receptor-2-signalling-pathway
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Qi-Hong Wu, Yu Ma, Cheng-Chao Ruan, Yan Yang, Xin-He Liu, Qian Ge, Ling-Ran Kong, Ji-Wei Zhang, Chen Yan, Ping-Jin Gao
OBJECTIVE: Osteoglycin (OGN) has been noted for its implication in cardiovascular disease in recent studies. However, the relationship between OGN and angiogenesis remains unknown. Therefore, we aimed to investigate the effect of OGN on ischaemia-induced angiogenesis and to address the underlying mechanisms. METHODS AND RESULTS: The expression of OGN was decreased in a limb ischaemia mouse model. OGN knockout (KO) mice were used to further understand the role of OGN after ischaemia...
January 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052693/safety-and-efficacy-of-ex-vivo-donor-lung-adenoviral-il-10-gene-therapy-in-a-large-animal-lung-transplant-survival-model
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Tiago Noguchi Machuca, Marcelo Cypel, Riccardo Bonato, Jonathan C Yeung, Yi-Min Chun, Stephen Juvet, Guan Zehong, David M Hwang, Manyin Chen, Tomohito Saito, Constantine Harmantas, Beverly Davidson, Thomas K Waddell, Mingyao Liu, Shaf Keshavjee
OBJECTIVE: Ex vivo normothermic lung perfusion (EVLP) is a novel platform and method developed to facilitate functional assessment and implementation of advanced therapies for donor lungs prior to transplantation. We aimed to determine the safety and immunological and functional benefits of ex vivo adenoviral human IL-10 (AdhIL-10) gene delivery to prevent the development of primary graft dysfunction in a large animal survival model. METHODS: Pig donor lungs were retrieved, preserved for 6 hours at 4oC and then randomly assigned to 4 groups: 1) AdhIL-10 Gene Therapy: 12 hours EVLP + AdhIL-10 intra-bronchial delivery; 2) EVLP-control: 12 hours EVLP; 3) Vector-control: 12 hours EVLP + adenoviral vector intra-bronchial delivery; and 4) Prolonged hypothermic preservation: Additional 12 hours of cold ischemia...
January 4, 2017: Human Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042948/bacmam-delivery-of-a-protective-gene-to-reduce-renal-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
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Elisabetta Hitchman, Richard Brian Hitchman, Linda A King
Ischaemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury remains the primary contributor to delayed graft function in kidney transplantation. The beneficial application of manganese superoxide dismutase (sod), delivered by a BacMam vector, against renal I/R injury has not been evaluated previously. Therefore, in this study we overexpressed sod-2 in proximal tubular epithelial (HK-2) cells and porcine kidney organs during simulated renal I/R injury. Incubation of HK-2 cells with antimycin A and 2-deoxyglucose resulted in a significant decrease in intracellular ATP levels; following reperfusion, ATP levels significantly increased overtime in cells overexpressing sod-2...
January 2, 2017: Human Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042334/visualization-quantification-and-characterization-of-caerulein-induced-acute-pancreatitis-in-rats-by-3-0t-clinical-mri-biochemistry-and-histomorphology
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Ting Yin, Ronald Peeters, Yewei Liu, Yuanbo Feng, Xinyuan Zhang, Yansheng Jiang, Jie Yu, Steven Dymarkowski, Uwe Himmelreich, Raymond Oyen, Yicheng Ni
Purpose: To investigate whether Caerulein-induced acute pancreatitis (AP) in rats could be noninvasively studied by clinical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques and validated by enzymatic biochemistry and histomorphology. Materials and Methods: The study was approved by the institutional animal ethical committee. The AP was induced in 26 rats by intraperitoneal injections of Caerulein, as compared to 6 normal rats. T2-weighted 3D MRI, T2 relaxation measurement and contrast enhanced T1-weighted MRI were performed at 3 Tesla...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041954/lung-lavage-and-surfactant-replacement-during-ex-vivo-lung-perfusion-for-treatment-of-gastric-acid-aspiration-induced-donor-lung-injury
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Daisuke Nakajima, Mingyao Liu, Akihiro Ohsumi, Ricardo Kalaf, Ilker Iskender, Michael Hsin, Takashi Kanou, Manyin Chen, Brandon Baer, Rafael Coutinho, Lucas Maahs, Paula Behrens, Sassan Azad, Tereza Martinu, Thomas K Waddell, James F Lewis, Martin Post, Ruud A W Veldhuizen, Marcelo Cypel, Shaf Keshavjee
BACKGROUND: Ex vivo lung perfusion (EVLP) provides opportunities to treat injured donor lungs before transplantation. We investigated whether lung lavage, to eliminate inflammatory inhibitory components, followed by exogenous surfactant replacement, could aid lung recovery and improve post-transplant lung function after gastric aspiration injury. METHODS: Gastric acid aspiration was induced in donor pigs, which were ventilated for 6 hours to develop lung injury...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28036148/altered-distribution-of-adrenergic-constrictor-responses-contributes-to-skeletal-muscle-perfusion-abnormalities-in-metabolic-syndrome
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Kent Lemaster, Dwayne Jackson, Donald G Welsh, Steven D Brooks, Paul D Chantler, Jefferson C Frisbee
PURPOSE: Although studies suggest elevated adrenergic activity paralleling metabolic syndrome in obese Zucker rats (OZR), the moderate hypertension and modest impact on organ perfusion questions the multi-scale validity of these data. METHODS: To understand how adrenergic function contributes to vascular reactivity in OZR, we utilized a multi-scale approach to investigate pressure responses, skeletal muscle blood flow and vascular reactivity following adrenergic challenge...
December 30, 2016: Microcirculation: the Official Journal of the Microcirculatory Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030359/exploring-possibilities-for-an-alternative-approach-in-experimental-schistosomiasis-mansoni-the-peritoneal-cavity-of-mice
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Vitor L T Mati, Rosilene S Bicalho, Alan L Melo
The schistosome oviposition and granuloma constitution in the peritoneal cavity of AKR/J mice were evaluated. Groups of mice intraperitoneally infected with cercariae of Schistosoma mansoni were weekly euthanized during the acute (56 to 84 days post-infection (DPI)) and chronic (147 to 175 DPI) phase of infection. Schistosome developmental stages obtained via peritoneal lavage and perfusion of the portal system were inspected, counted and fixed, and peritoneal granulomata were then processed for histology. The morphological characterization and quantitative analysis of peritoneal schistosome eggs and granulomata were for the first time performed, such as the demonstration of the viability of miracidia obtained there from...
March 1, 2017: Acta Parasitologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017342/will-ex-vivo-lung-perfusion-allow-a-move-towards-daytime-lung-transplantation-surgery
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Peter Riddell, Jim J Egan
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December 21, 2016: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012775/comparison-of-functional-assays-used-in-the-clinical-development-of-a-placental-malaria-vaccine
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Caroline Pehrson, Kristine K Heno, Yvonne Adams, Mafalda Resende, Line Mathiesen, Max Soegaard, Willem A de Jongh, Thor G Theander, Ali Salanti, Morten A Nielsen
BACKGROUND: Malaria in pregnancy is associated with significant morbidity in pregnant women and their offspring. Plasmodium falciparum infected erythrocytes (IE) express VAR2CSA that mediates binding to chondroitin sulphate A (CSA) in the placenta. Two VAR2CSA-based vaccines for placental malaria are in clinical development. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the robustness and comparability of binding inhibition assays used in the clinical development of placental malaria vaccines...
December 21, 2016: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009782/prolonged-evlp-using-ocs-lung-cellular-and-acellular-perfusates
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Gabriel Loor, Brian T Howard, John R Spratt, Lars M Mattison, Angela Panoskaltsis-Mortari, Roland Z Brown, Tinen L Iles, Carolyn M Meyer, Haylie Helms, Andrew Price, Paul A Iaizzo
BACKGROUND: We report the ability to extend lung preservation up to 24 hours (24H) by using autologous whole donor blood circulating within an ex vivo lung perfusion (EVLP) system. This approach facilitates donor lung reconditioning in a model of extended normothermic EVLP. We analyzed comparative responses to cellular and acellular perfusates to identify these benefits. METHODS: Twelve pairs of swine lungs were retrieved after cardiac arrest and studied for 24H on the Organ Care System (OCS) Lung EVLP platform...
December 22, 2016: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995384/quantitative-imaging-by-pixel-based-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-reveals-a-linear-relationship-between-synovial-vascular-perfusion-and-the-recruitment-of-pathogenic-il-17a-f-il-23-cd161-cd4-t-helper-cells-in-psoriatic-arthritis-joints
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Ugo Fiocco, Roberto Stramare, Veronica Martini, Alessandro Coran, Francesco Caso, Luisa Costa, Mara Felicetti, Gaia Rizzo, Matteo Tonietto, Anna Scanu, Francesca Oliviero, Bernd Raffeiner, Maristella Vezzù, Francesca Lunardi, Raffaele Scarpa, David Sacerdoti, Leopoldo Rubaltelli, Leonardo Punzi, Andrea Doria, Enrico Grisan
To develop quantitative imaging biomarkers of synovial tissue perfusion by pixel-based contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS), we studied the relationship between CEUS synovial vascular perfusion and the frequencies of pathogenic T helper (Th)-17 cells in psoriatic arthritis (PsA) joints. Eight consecutive patients with PsA were enrolled in this study. Gray scale CEUS evaluation was performed on the same joint immediately after joint aspiration, by automatic assessment perfusion data, using a new quantification approach of pixel-based analysis and the gamma-variate model...
December 20, 2016: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993213/an-ex%C3%A2-vivo-comparison-of-adenosine-and-lidocaine-solution-and-university-of-wisconsin-solution-for-hypothermic-machine-perfusion-of-porcine-kidneys-potential-for-development
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Karim Hamaoui, Adeel Aftab, Sally Gowers, Martyn Boutelle, Terry Cook, Donna Rudd, Geoffrey P Dobson, Vassilios Papalois
BACKGROUND: The optimal hypothermic machine perfusion (HMP) solution has not yet been developed. An adenosine and lidocaine (AL) solution has been shown to be protective in cardiac preservation. The aim of the present study was to examine a modified AL solution with low Ca(2+), 16 mM Mg(2+), and 4% albumin on kidney preservation compared with University Wisconsin solution (UW). METHODS: Twenty donation of organs after cardiac death porcine kidneys underwent HMP for 10 h (AL, n = 10; UW, n = 10) and then 2 h of normothermic reperfusion...
February 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992805/selective-ex%C3%A2-vivo-photothermal-nano-therapy-of-solid-liver-tumors-mediated-by-albumin-conjugated-gold-nanoparticles
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Lucian Mocan, Cristian Matea, Flaviu A Tabaran, Ofelia Mosteanu, Teodora Pop, Cosmin Puia, Lucia Agoston-Coldea, Gabriela Zaharie, Teodora Mocan, Anca Dana Buzoianu, Cornel Iancu
We have used albumin (BSA) bound to gold nanoparticles (GNPs) as active vectors to target liver cells. Our incentive to develop an original model of living liver cancer sprang from the ethical drawbacks that hindered the assessment of the selective character and the therapeutic capacity of these nano-biosystems in cancer patients. Ex vivo-perfused liver specimens were obtained from hepatocellular carcinoma patients similarly to the surgical technique of transplantation. Albumin bound to GNPs was inoculated intra-arterially onto the resulting specimen and determined the specific delivery of the nano-bioconjugate into the malignant tissue by means of the capillary bed...
March 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986658/kv%C3%AE-1-1-senses-pyridine-nucleotide-changes-in-the-mouse-heart-and-modulates-cardiac-electrical-activity
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Jared Tur, Kalyan C Chapalamadugu, Chris Katnik, Javier Cuevas, Aruni Bhatnagar, Srinivas M Tipparaju
The present study investigates the physiological role of Kvβ1 subunit for sensing pyridine nucleotide (NADH/NAD+) changes in the heart. We utilized Kvβ1.1 knockout or wild type mice and established that Kvβ1.1 preferentially binds with Kv4.2 and senses the pyridine nucleotide changes in the heart. The cellular action potential duration (APD) obtained from wild type cardiomyocytes showed longer APD's with lactate perfusion which increases intracellular NADH levels, while the APD's remained unaltered in the Kvβ1...
December 16, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
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