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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340639/biomechanical-rigidity-and-quantitative-proteomics-analysis-of-segmental-regions-of-the-trabecular-meshwork-at-physiologic-and-elevated-pressures
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Janice A Vranka, Julia A Staverosky, Ashok P Reddy, Phillip A Wilmarth, Larry L David, Ted S Acott, Paul Russell, Vijay Krishna Raghunathan
Purpose: The extracellular matrix (ECM) of the trabecular meshwork (TM) modulates resistance to aqueous humor outflow, thereby regulating IOP. Glaucoma, a leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide, is associated with changes in the ECM of the TM. The elastic modulus of glaucomatous TM is larger than age-matched normal TM; however, the biomechanical properties of segmental low (LF) and high flow (HF) TM regions and their response to elevated pressure, are unknown. Methods: We perfused human anterior segments at two pressures using an ex vivo organ culture system...
January 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324518/the-dawn-of-liver-perfusion-machines
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Danielle Detelich, James F Markmann
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Despite high demand, a severe shortage of suitable allografts limits the use of liver transplantation for the treatment of end-stage liver disease. The transplant community is turning to the utilization of high-risk grafts to fill the void. This review summarizes the reemergence of ex-vivo machine perfusion for liver graft preservation, including results of recent clinical trials and its specific role for reconditioning DCD, steatotic and elderly grafts. RECENT FINDINGS: Several phase-1 clinical trials demonstrate the safety and feasibility of machine perfusion for liver graft preservation...
January 9, 2018: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312756/history-of-lung-transplantation
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Federico Venuta, Dirk Van Raemdonck
Lung transplantation nowadays is a well-accepted and routine treatment for well selected patients with terminal respiratory disease. However, it took several decades of experimental studies and clinical attempts to reach this success. In this paper, we describe the early experimental activity from the mid-forties until the early sixties. The first clinical attempt in humans was reported by Hardy and Webb in 1963 followed by others with short survival only except for one case by Derom et al. who lived for 10 months...
December 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301417/isolated-kidney-perfusion-the-influence-of-pulsatile-flow
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Charlotte von Horn, Thomas Minor
Within the scope of transplantation research, ex vivo kidney perfusion has been proven an attractive model to study ischemia-reperfusion and preservation injury. Renal perfusion techniques also occupy scientists with the aim to optimize organ reconditioning and preparation prior to transplantation. This study investigated the influence of a pulsatile perfusion pattern that brings flow conditions closer to physiological situations, on renal perfusion characteristic and kidney function in the isolated perfused kidney...
January 4, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300233/microbial-contamination-during-kidney-ex-vivo-normothermic-perfusion
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B L Phillips, P Chandak, R Uwechue, C van Nispen Tot Pannerden, C Hemsley, C J Callaghan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 3, 2018: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298188/sphingosine-kinase-1-regulates-inflammation-and-contributes-to-acute-lung-injury-in-pneumococcal-pneumonia-via-the-sphingosine-1-phosphate-receptor-2
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Birgitt Gutbier, Stefanie M Schönrock, Carolin Ehrler, Rainer Haberberger, Kristina Dietert, Achim D Gruber, Wolfgang Kummer, Laura Michalick, Wolfgang M Kuebler, Andreas C Hocke, Kolja Szymanski, Eleftheria Letsiou, Anja Lüth, Fabian Schumacher, Burkhard Kleuser, Timothy J Mitchell, Wilhelm Bertrams, Bernd Schmeck, Denise Treue, Frederick Klauschen, Torsten T Bauer, Mario Tönnies, Norbert Weissmann, Stefan Hippenstiel, Norbert Suttorp, Martin Witzenrath
OBJECTIVES: Severe pneumonia may evoke acute lung injury, and sphingosine-1-phosphate is involved in the regulation of vascular permeability and immune responses. However, the role of sphingosine-1-phosphate and the sphingosine-1-phosphate producing sphingosine kinase 1 in pneumonia remains elusive. We examined the role of the sphingosine-1-phosphate system in regulating pulmonary vascular barrier function in bacterial pneumonia. DESIGN: Controlled, in vitro, ex vivo, and in vivo laboratory study...
January 2, 2018: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295855/the-%C3%AE-2-agonist-terbutaline-specifically-decreases-pulmonary-arterial-pressure-under-normoxia-and-hypoxia-via-%C3%AE-adrenoceptor-antagonism
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Vanessa Neumann, Ralf Knies, Alexander Seidinger, Annika Simon, Kristina Lorenz, Michaela Matthey, Johannes Breuer, Daniela Wenzel
Pulmonary hypertension is a severe, incurable disease with a poor prognosis. Although treatment regimens have improved during the last 2 decades, current pharmacologic strategies are limited and focus on the modulation of only a few pathways related to endothelin, NO, and prostacyclin signaling. Therefore, the identification of novel molecular targets is urgently needed. We found that the β2 adrenoceptor (AR) agonists terbutaline (TER) and salbutamol induced a dose-dependent vasorelaxation in large pulmonary arteries but not aortas of mouse...
January 2, 2018: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288084/comparison-of-in-vivo-and-ex-vivo-viscoelastic-behavior-of-the-spinal-cord
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Nicole L Ramo, Snehal S Shetye, Femke Streijger, Jae H T Lee, Kevin L Troyer, Brian K Kwon, Peter Cripton, Christian M Puttlitz
Despite efforts to simulate the in-vivo environment, post-mortem degradation and lack of blood perfusion complicate the use of ex-vivo derived material models in computational studies of spinal cord injury. In order to quantify the mechanical changes that manifest ex-vivo, the viscoelastic behavior of in-vivo and ex-vivo porcine spinal cord samples were compared. Stress-relaxation data from each condition were fit to a non-linear viscoelastic model using a novel characterization technique called the direct fit method...
December 26, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274786/bq123-selectively-improved-tumor-perfusion-and-enhanced-nanomedicine-delivery-for-glioblastomas-treatment
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Bo Zhang, Honglan Wang, Kai Jin, Ting Jiang, Shun Shen, Zimiao Luo, Yanyan Tuo, Xinguo Jiang, Xianping Liu, Yu Hu, Zhiqing Pang
Blood perfusion was always lower in tumor tissues as compared with that in surrounding normal tissues which lead to inadequate nanomedicine delivery to tumors. Inspired by the upregulation of both endothelin-1 (ET1) and its ETA receptor in tumor tissues and the crucial contribution of ET1-ETA receptor signaling to maintain myogenic tone of tumor vessels, we supposed that inhibition of ET1-ETA receptor signaling might selectively improve tumor perfusion and help deliver nanomedicine to tumors. Using human U87 MG glioblastomas with abundant vessels as the tumor model, immunofluorescence staining demonstrated that ETA receptor was overexpressed by in glioblastomas tissues compared with normal brain tissues...
December 21, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273867/a-new-multi-mode-perfusion-system-for-ex-vivo-heart-perfusion-study
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Liming Xin, Bryan Gellner, Roberto Vanin Pinto Ribeiro, Giulia Maria Ruggeri, David Banner, Massimiliano Meineri, Vivek Rao, Jean Zu, Mitesh V Badiwala
Ex vivo heart perfusion has been shown to be an effective means of facilitating the resuscitation and assessment of donor hearts for cardiac transplantation. Over the last ten years however, only a few ex vivo perfusion systems have been developed for this application. While results have been promising, a system capable of facilitating multiple perfusion strategies on the same platform has not yet been realized. In this paper, the design, development and testing of a novel and modular ex vivo perfusion system is described...
December 23, 2017: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251550/mri-study-on-the-changes-of-bone-marrow-microvascular-permeability-and-fat-content-after-total-body-x-ray-irradiation
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Kejun Wang, Yunfei Zha, Hao Lei, Xiao Xu
In this study, we investigated microvascular perfusion status, changes to fat content and fatty acid composition in the bone marrow of rat femurs after total-body irradiation by quantitative permeability parameters of dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) and ex vivo high-resolution magic angle spinning (HRMAS) 1H nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMRS). Thirty-six Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly assigned to either an irradiated or nonirradiated control group. Permeability imaging using DCE-MRI and HRMAS 1H NMRS was performed before irradiation, as well as at days 4 and 7 postirradiation...
December 18, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246321/blockade-of-inflammation-and-apoptosis-pathways-by-sirna-prolongs-cold-preservation-time-and-protects-donor-hearts-in-a-porcine-model
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Jia Wei, Shiyou Chen, Song Xue, Qiangru Zhu, Sha Liu, Li Cui, Xiuguo Hua, Yongyi Wang
In donor hearts from mini pigs, overtime cold preservation and ischemia-reperfusion injury cause poor graft quality and impaired heart function. Blockage of complement, apoptosis, and inflammation is considered a strategy for attenuating ischemia-reperfusion injury and protecting cardiac function. Minipig donor hearts were perfused and preserved in Celsior solution or transfection reagent containing Celsior solution with scramble siRNA or siRNAs targeting complement 3, caspase-8, caspase-3, and nuclear factor κB-p65 genes at 4°C and subsequently hemo-reperfused ex vivo (38°C) or transplanted into recipients...
December 15, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240608/metabolic-profile-of-ex-vivo-lung-perfusate-yields-biomarkers-for-lung-transplant-outcomes
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Michael K Hsin, Ricardo Zamel, Marcelo Cypel, David Wishart, Beomsoo Han, Shaf Keshavjee, Mingyao Liu
OBJECTIVE: To identify potential biomarkers during ex vivo lung perfusion (EVLP) using metabolomics approach. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA: EVLP increases the number of usable donor lungs for lung transplantation (LTx) by physiologic assessment of explanted marginal lungs. The underlying paradigm of EVLP is the normothermic perfusion of cadaveric lungs previously flushed and stored in hypothermic preservation fluid, which allows the resumption of active cellular metabolism and respiratory function...
January 2018: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228803/in-vitro-human-placental-studies-to-support-an-adenovirus-mediated-vegf-d%C3%AE-n%C3%AE-c-maternal-gene-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-severe-early-onset-fetal-growth-restriction
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Michelle Desforges, Alexandra Rogue Rogue, Nick Pearson, Carlo Rossi, Elena Olearo, Roy Forster, Mark Lees, Neil Sebire, Susan Greenwood, Colin Sibley, Anna L David, Paul Brownbill
Severe fetal growth restriction (FGR) affects 1:500 pregnancies, is untreatable and causes serious neonatal morbidity and death. Reduced uterine blood flow (UBF) is one cause. Transduction of uterine arteries in normal and FGR animal models using an adenovirus (Ad) encoding VEGF isoforms, increases UBF and improves fetal growth in utero. Understanding potential adverse consequences of this therapy before first-in-woman clinical application is essential. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether Ad...
December 11, 2017: Human Gene Therapy. Clinical Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226682/first-evaluation-of-radioiodinated-flavonoids-as-necrosis-avid-agents-and-application-in-the-early-assessment-of-tumor-necrosis
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Jiajia Liang, Ziping Sun, Dongjian Zhang, Qiaomei Jin, Lingqiao Cai, Lin Ma, Wei Liu, Yicheng Ni, Jian Zhang, Zhiqi Yin
A rapid and accurate identification of necrotic tissues is of great importance to define disease severity, predict prognosis and monitor responses to therapies. To seek necrosis-avid agents with clinically translational potential, we first evaluated the necrosis avidity of flavonoids in rodent models of muscular, myocardial and tumoral necrosis. In this study, the necrosis avidity of eight radioiodinated 5,7-dihydroxyflavones was tested by ex vivo gamma counting, histochemical staining, and autoradiography in mouse models of ethanol-induced muscular necrosis...
December 11, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210064/normothermic-machine-perfusion-for-the-assessment-and-transplantation-of-declined-human-kidneys-from-donation-after-circulatory-death-donors
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S A Hosgood, E Thompson, T Moore, C H Wilson, M L Nicholson
BACKGROUND: A significant proportion of donation after circulatory death (DCD) kidneys are declined for transplantation because of concerns over their quality. Ex vivo normothermic machine perfusion (NMP) provides a unique opportunity to assess the quality of a kidney and determine its suitability for transplantation. METHODS: In phase 1 of this study, declined human DCD kidneys underwent NMP assessment for 60 min. Kidneys were graded 1-5 using a quality assessment score (QAS) based on macroscopic perfusion, renal blood flow and urine output during NMP...
December 6, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208244/role-of-nucleoside-transporters-in-transplacental-pharmacokinetics-of-nucleoside-reverse-transcriptase-inhibitors-zidovudine-and-emtricitabine
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S Karbanova, L Cerveny, M Ceckova, Z Ptackova, L Jiraskova, S Greenwood, F Staud
INTRODUCTION: Zidovudine (AZT) and emtricitabine (FTC) are effective and well tolerated antiretroviral drugs, routinely used in the prevention of perinatal HIV transmission. However, precise mechanism(s) involved in their transfer from mother to fetus are not fully elucidated. Since both drugs are nucleoside analogues, we hypothesized that the mechanisms of their transplacental passage might include equilibrative nucleoside transporters, ENT1 and/or ENT2. METHODS: To address this issue, we performed in vitro accumulation assays in the BeWo placental trophoblast cell line, ex vivo uptake studies in fresh villous fragments isolated from human placenta and in situ dually perfused rat term placenta experiments...
December 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197003/ex-vivo-dual-perfusion-of-the-human-placenta-disease-simulation-therapeutic-pharmacokinetics-and-analysis-of-off-target-effects
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Paul Brownbill, Neil Sebire, Erin V McGillick, Stacey Ellery, Padma Murthi
In recent years ex vivo dual perfusion of the human placental lobule is seeing an international renaissance in its application to understanding fetal health and development. Here, we discuss the methods and uses of this technique in the evaluation of (1) vascular function, (2) transplacental clearance, (3) hemodynamic and oxygenation changes associated with pregnancy complications on placental structure and function, and (4) placental toxicology and post-perfusion evaluation of tissue architecture.
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196345/mitoprotection-attenuates-myocardial-vascular-impairment-in-porcine-metabolic-syndrome
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Fang Yuan, Ahmad F Hedayat, Christopher M Ferguson, Amir Lerman, Lilach O Lerman, Alfonso Eirin
INTRODUCTION: The metabolic syndrome (MetS) leads to cardiac vascular injury, which may reflect in increased retention of endothelial progenitor cells (EPC). Coronary endothelial cell (EC) mitochondria partly regulate vascular function and structure. We hypothesized that chronic mitoprotection would preserve EC mitochondria and attenuate coronary vascular injury and dysfunction in swine MetS. METHODS: Pigs were studied after 16 weeks of diet-induced MetS, MetS treated for the last 4 weeks with the mitochondria-targeted peptide elamipretide (ELAM, 0...
December 1, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191716/pulmonary-absorption-estimation-of-effective-pulmonary-permeability-and-tissue-retention-of-ten-drugs-using-an-ex-vivo-rat-model-and-computational-analysis
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Johanna Eriksson, Erik Sjögren, Helena Thörn, Katarina Rubin, Per Bäckman, Hans Lennernäs
Permeation of inhaled drugs across the pulmonary epithelium can regulate the rate and extent of local drug absorption and hence the pulmonary tissue concentration. Therefore, understanding pulmonary epithelial transport could be important for successful design of novel inhaled medicines. To enhance understanding of pulmonary epithelial transport, drug transport data were generated for a set of inhaled compounds (n=10) in the single-pass, isolated perfused rat lung model. A compartmental in silico model was used to estimate pulmonary permeability and tissue retention...
November 27, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
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