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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646827/immunization-of-c57bl-6-mice-with-gra2-combined-with-mpl-conferred-partial-immune-protection-against-toxoplasma-gondii
#1
Jalal Babaie, Samira Amiri, Robab Homayoun, Ebrahim Azimi, Reyhaneh Mohabati, Mahboobe Berizi, Reza Sadaie, Majid Golkar
Background: We have previously reported that immunization with GRA2 antigen of Toxoplasma gondii induces protective immunity in CBA/J (H2k) and BALB/c mice (H2d). We aimed to examine whether immunization of a distinct strain of rodent with recombinant dense granule antigens (GRA2) combined with monophosphorryl lipid A (MPL) adjuvant elicits protective immune response against T. gondii. Methods: C57BL/6 (H2b haplotype) mice were immunized with GRA2, formulated in MPL adjuvant...
June 25, 2017: Iranian Biomedical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640953/overview-of-transgenic-mouse-models-of-myeloproliferative-neoplasms-mpns
#2
Andrew Dunbar, Abbas Nazir, Ross Levine
Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) are a class of hematologic diseases characterized by aberrant proliferation of one or more myeloid lineages and progressive bone marrow fibrosis. In 2005, seminal work by multiple groups identified the JAK2V617F mutation in a significant fraction of MPN patients. Since that time, murine models of JAK2V617F have greatly enhanced the understanding of the role of aberrant JAK-STAT signaling in MPN pathogenesis and have provided an in vivo pre-clinical platform that can be used to develop novel therapies...
June 22, 2017: Current Protocols in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638093/fatty-acid-composition-and-phospholipid-types-used-in-infant-formulas-modifies-the-establishment-of-human-gut-bacteria-in-germ-free-mice
#3
Rikke Guldhammer Nejrup, Tine Rask Licht, Lars Ingvar Hellgren
Human milk fat contains high concentrations of medium-chained fatty acids (MCFA) and triacylglycerols emulsified by a sphingomyelin-rich phospholipid membrane (milk phospholipids, MPL). Infant formula comprises mainly long-chained fatty acids (LCFA) emulsified with dairy proteins and soy lecithin (SL) lacking sphingomyelin. Sphingomyelin content and saturation level of phospholipids affect the gut lipase activity, which alters the concentrations of lipid hydrolysis products in ileum and colon, and hereby putatively affects the competitive advantage of specific gut bacteria...
June 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636061/impact-of-femoral-varus-on-complications-and-outcome-associated-with-corrective-surgery-for-medial-patellar-luxation
#4
Karen L Perry, Robert J Adams, Shane J Andrews, Charlie Tewson, Mieghan Bruce
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the association of femoral varus with postoperative complications and outcome following standard corrective surgery for medial patellar luxation (MPL) without distal femoral osteotomy (DFO) in dogs. METHODS: In a retrospective study spanning a 12 year period, 87 stifles with MPL that were treated by standard surgical techniques were included. Inclination angle (ICA), femoral varus angle (FVA), anatomical lateral distal femoral angle (aLDFA), and mechanical lateral distal femoral angle (mLDFA) were measured...
June 21, 2017: Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology: V.C.O.T
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625126/enhanced-risk-for-specific-somatic-myeloproliferative-neoplastic-mutations-in-patients-with-stroke
#5
Chih-Cheng Chen, Chia-Chen Hsu, Cih-En Huang, Yi-Yang Chen, Jrhau Lung, Hsing-Ying Ho, Chian-Pei Li, Jiann-Der Lee
BACKGROUND: Somatic mutations of Janus kinase 2 (JAK2V617F), calreticulin (CALR), and myeloproliferative leukemia virus oncogene (MPL) are the major clonal molecules that drive the pathogenesis of myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN). It is well recognized that MPN patients carry an excessive risk of thrombohemorrhagic complications. However, little is known about the prevalence of these clonal markers in patients with cerebral vascular disease. METHODS: To address this issue, 153 consecutive stroke patients in Taiwan were enrolled in the study...
June 18, 2017: Current Neurovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623455/-single-incision-laparoscopy-current-status
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REVIEW
H Weiss, C Mittermair, M Weiss
BACKGROUND: Since the introduction of single incision laparoscopy (SIL), there has been disagreement among professional societies regarding a general recommendation for the use of this minimally invasive method. OBJECTIVES: Determination of evidence-based advantages of SIL compared to multiport laparoscopy (MPL). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Description of recent technical developments and evaluation of prospective randomized clinical trials and valid meta-analyses with regard to organ-specific procedures...
June 16, 2017: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622624/primary-myelofibrosis-older-age-and-high-jak2v617f-allele-burden-are-associated-with-elevated-plasma-high-sensitivity-c-reactive-protein-levels-and-a-phenotype-of-progressive-disease
#7
Giovanni Barosi, Margherita Massa, Rita Campanelli, Gabriela Fois, Paolo Catarsi, Gianluca Viarengo, Laura Villani, Valentina Poletto, Tiziana Bosoni, Umberto Magrini, Robert P Gale, Vittorio Rosti
We measured plasma levels of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) in 526 subjects with primary myelofibrosis (PMF). Thirty-eight percent had an elevated hs-CRP level (≥0.3mg/dL). Elevated hs-CRP levels were associated with a progressive disease phenotype, including anemia, high white blood cell count, low platelet count, increased splenomegaly, increased risk of blast transformation, and worse survival. Age≥52years, but no other demographic characteristics, was associated with an elevated hs-CRP level in multivariable logistic regression (odds ratio [OR], 4...
June 7, 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622305/the-thrombopoietin-mpl-axis-is-activated-in-the-gata1-low-mouse-model-of-myelofibrosis-and-is-associated-with-a-defective-rps14-signature
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M Zingariello, L Sancillo, F Martelli, F Ciaffoni, M Marra, L Varricchio, R A Rana, C Zhao, J D Crispino, A R Migliaccio
Myelofibrosis (MF) is characterized by hyperactivation of thrombopoietin (TPO) signaling, which induces a RPS14 deficiency that de-regulates GATA1 in megakaryocytes by hampering its mRNA translation. As mice carrying the hypomorphic Gata1(low) mutation, which reduces the levels of Gata1 mRNA in megakaryocytes, develop MF, we investigated whether the TPO axis is hyperactive in this model. Gata1(low) mice contained two times more Tpo mRNA in liver and TPO in plasma than wild-type littermates. Furthermore, Gata1(low) LSKs expressed levels of Mpl mRNA (five times greater than normal) and protein (two times lower than normal) similar to those expressed by LSKs from TPO-treated wild-type mice...
June 16, 2017: Blood Cancer Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600336/diagnosis-and-classification-of-hematologic-malignancies-on-the-basis-of-genetics
#9
Justin Taylor, Wenbin Xiao, Omar Abdel-Wahab
Genomic analysis has greatly influenced the diagnosis and clinical management of patients affected by diverse forms of hematologic malignancies. Here we review how genetic alterations define subclasses of patients with acute leukemias, myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs), non-Hodgkin lymphomas and classical Hodgkin lymphoma. These include new subtypes of acute myeloid leukemia defined by mutations in RUNX1 or BCR-ABL1 translocations as well as a constellation of somatic structural DNA alterations in acute lymphoblastic leukemia...
June 9, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596376/cre-lox-studies-identify-resident-macrophages-as-the-major-source-of-circulating-coagulation-factor-xiii-a
#10
Cora M L Beckers, Kingsley R Simpson, Kathryn J Griffin, Jane M Brown, Lih T Cheah, Kerrie A Smith, Jean Vacher, Paul A Cordell, Mark T Kearney, Peter J Grant, Richard J Pease
OBJECTIVE: To establish the cellular source of plasma factor (F)XIII-A. APPROACH AND RESULTS: A novel mouse floxed for the F13a1 gene, FXIII-A(flox/flox) (Flox), was crossed with myeloid- and platelet-cre-expressing mice, and cellular FXIII-A mRNA expression and plasma and platelet FXIII-A levels were measured. The platelet factor 4-cre.Flox cross abolished platelet FXIII-A and reduced plasma FXIII-A to 23±3% (P<0.001). However, the effect of platelet factor 4-cre on plasma FXIII-A was exerted outside of the megakaryocyte lineage because plasma FXIII-A was not reduced in the Mpl(-/-) mouse, despite marked thrombocytopenia...
June 8, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594466/bleeding-is-not-the-main-clinical-issue-in-many-patients-with-inherited-thrombocytopaenias
#11
REVIEW
F Melazzini, C Zaninetti, C L Balduini
Bleeding diathesis has been considered for a long time the main clinical issue impacting the lives of patients affected by inherited thrombocytopaenias. However, the number of known inherited thrombocytopaenias greatly increased in recent years, and careful evaluation of hundreds of patients affected by these 'new' disorders revealed that most of them are at risk of developing additional life-threatening disorders during childhood or adult life. These additional disorders are usually more serious and dangerous than low platelet count...
June 8, 2017: Haemophilia: the Official Journal of the World Federation of Hemophilia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589084/calreticulin-in-essential-thrombocythemia-stressing-out-the-megakaryocyte-nucleus
#12
Francisco Jose Iborra, Petros Papadopoulos
Calreticulin (CALR) is a multifaceted protein primarily involved in intracellular protein control processes. The identification of CALR mutations in essential thrombocythemia (ET) and primary myelofibrosis that are mutually exclusive with the JAK2 V617F mutation has stirred an intensive research interest about the molecular functions of CALR and its mutants in myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) and its diagnostic/prognostic value. The recently characterized protein-protein interaction of CALR mutants and MPL receptor has advanced our knowledge on the functional role of CALR mutants in thrombocythemia but it has also uncovered limitations of the current established research models...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578704/dietary-supplementation-with-n-3-fatty-acids-in-patients-with-pancreatic-cancer-and-cachexia-marine-phospholipids-versus-fish-oil-a-randomized-controlled-double-blind-trial
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Kristin Werner, Daniela Küllenberg de Gaudry, Lenka A Taylor, Tobias Keck, Clemens Unger, Ulrich T Hopt, Ulrich Massing
BACKGROUND: Like many other cancer patients, most pancreatic carcinoma patients suffer from severe weight loss. As shown in numerous studies with fish oil (FO) supplementation, a minimum daily intake of 1.5 g n-3-fatty acids (n-3-FA) contributes to weight stabilization and improvement of quality of life (QoL) of cancer patients. Given n-3-FA not as triglycerides (FO), but mainly bound to marine phospholipids (MPL), weight stabilization and improvement of QoL has already been seen at much lower doses of n-3-FA (0,3 g), and MPL were much better tolerated...
June 2, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561069/a-clinical-molecular-prognostic-model-to-predict-survival-in-patients-with-post-polycythemia-vera-and-post-essential-thrombocythemia-myelofibrosis
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F Passamonti, T Giorgino, B Mora, P Guglielmelli, E Rumi, M Maffioli, A Rambaldi, M Caramella, R Komrokji, J Gotlib, J J Kiladjian, F Cervantes, T Devos, F Palandri, V De Stefano, M Ruggeri, R T Silver, G Benevolo, F Albano, D Caramazza, M Merli, D Pietra, R Casalone, G Rotunno, T Barbui, M Cazzola, A M Vannucchi
Polycythemia vera (PV) and essential thrombocythemia (ET) are myeloproliferative neoplasms with variable risk of evolution into post-PV and post-ET myelofibrosis, from now on referred to as secondary myelofibrosis (SMF). No specific tools have been defined for risk stratification in SMF. To develop a prognostic model for predicting survival, we studied 685 JAK2, CALR, and MPL annotated patients with SMF. Median survival of the whole cohort was 9.3 years (95% CI: 8-not reached-NR-). Through penalized Cox regressions we identified negative predictors of survival and according to beta risk coefficients we assigned 2 points to hemoglobin level <11 g/dl, to circulating blasts ⩾3%, and to CALR-unmutated genotype, 1 point to platelet count <150 × 10(9)/l and to constitutional symptoms, and 0...
May 31, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559357/bone-marrow-failure-unresponsive-to-bone-marrow-transplant-is-caused-by-mutations-in-thpo
#15
Aaron Seo, Miri Ben-Harosh, Mehtap Sirin, Jerry Stein, Orly Dgany, Joseph Kaplelushnik, Manfred Hoenig, Ulrich Pannicke, Myriam Lorenz, Klaus Schwarz, Clemens Stockklausner, Tom Walsh, Suleyman Gulsuner, Ming K Lee, Anoop Sendamarai, Marilyn Sanchez-Bonilla, Mary-Claire King, Holger Cario, Andreas E Kulozik, Klaus-Michael Debatin, Ansgar Schulz, Hannah Tamary, Akiko Shimamura
We report 5 individuals in 3 unrelated families with severe thrombocytopenia progressing to trilineage bone marrow failure (BMF). Four of the children received hematopoietic stem cell transplants and all showed poor graft function with persistent severe cytopenias even after repeated transplants with different donors. Exome and targeted sequencing identified mutations in the gene encoding thrombopoietin (THPO): THPO R99W, homozygous in affected children in two families and THPO R157X, homozygous in the affected child in the third family...
May 30, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556926/emergence-of-mplw515-mutation-in-a-patient-with-calr-deletion-evidence-of-secondary-acquisition-of-mpl-mutation-in-the-calr-clone
#16
Nicolas Partouche, Carole Conejero, Quentin Barathon, Julien Moroch, Michel Tulliez, Catherine Cordonnier, Stephane Giraudier
Myeloproliferative neoplasms are characterized by transduction pathway recognized as mutually exclusive molecular abnormalities such as BCR-ABL translocation, JAK2V617F or JAK2 exon 12 mutations, MPL w515, and CALR mutations. However, in some rare cases, associations of such mutations are found in 1 patient. This can be related to 2 pathologies (at least 2 different clones harboring 2 mutations) or associated mutations in 1 clone. We describe here such an association of CALR and MPL mutations in a patient harboring the second mutation in a subclone during the phenotypic evolution of the myeloproliferative neoplasms...
May 29, 2017: Hematological Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541662/in-operando-quantification-of-three-dimensional-water-distribution-in-nanoporous-carbon-based-layers-in-polymer-electrolyte-membrane-fuel-cells
#17
Saad S Alrwashdeh, Ingo Manke, Henning Markötter, Merle Klages, Martin Göbel, Jan Haußmann, Joachim Scholta, John Banhart
Understanding the function of nanoporous materials employed in polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs) is crucial to improve their performance, durability, and cost efficiency. Up to now, the water distribution in the nm-sized pore structures was hardly accessible during operation of the cells. Here we demonstrate that phase contrast synchrotron X-ray tomography allows for an in operando quantification of the three-dimensional water distribution within the nm-sized pores of carbon-based microporous layers (MPLs)...
June 27, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532268/allergen-immunotherapy-in-allergic-rhinitis-current-use-and-future-trends
#18
Ludger Klimek, Oliver Pfaar, Jean Bousquet, Gabriela Senti, Thomas Kündig
Type-1 allergies are among the most chronic common diseases of humans. Allergen immunotherapy (AIT) is the only causative and disease-modifying treatment option besides allergen avoidance. Severe systemic adverse allergic reactions may be induced by every AIT treatment. Different approaches have been used to provide safer AIT preparations to lower or even totally overcome this risk. Areas covered: A structured literature recherche in Medline and Pubmed under inclusion of national and international guidelines and Cochrane meta-analyses has been performed aiming at reviewing clinical use of such approaches in AIT...
June 15, 2017: Expert Review of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529309/an-unusual-activating-insertion-deletion-mpl-mutant-in-primary-myelofibrosis
#19
J-P Defour, Y Hoade, A-M Reuther, A Callaway, D Ward, F Chen, S N Constantinescu, N C P Cross
Leukemia accepted article preview online, 22 May 2017. doi:10.1038/leu.2017.153.
May 22, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529308/assessing-the-thrombotic-risk-of-patients-with-essential-thrombocythemia-in-the-genomic-era
#20
REVIEW
L Falchi, H M Kantarjian, S Verstovsek
The molecular characterization of myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN), including essential thrombocythemia (ET), has enabled deeper understanding of their pathogenesis. A driver lesion, namely, Janus kinase (JAK)2V617F, calreticulin (CALR) or myeloproliferative leukemia (MPL) gene mutation can be identified in the vast majority of patients. Each of these mutations is associated with distinct clinical features and may modulate the patients' clinical course, risk of complications, including vascular events, and survival...
May 22, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
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