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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339096/pathogenesis-and-management-of-antiphospholipid-syndrome
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REVIEW
Deepa R J Arachchillage, Mike Laffan
Antiphospholipid antibodies are a heterogeneous group of autoantibodies that have clear associations with thrombosis and pregnancy morbidity, and which together constitute the 'antiphospholipid syndrome' (APS). However, the pathophysiology of these complications is not well understood and their heterogeneity suggests that more than one pathogenic process may be involved. Diagnosis remains a combination of laboratory analysis and clinical observation but there have been significant advances in identifying specific pathogenic features, such as domain I-specific anti-β2-glycoprotein-I antibodies...
March 24, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336398/modulation-of-mammary-tumor-vascularization-by-mast-cells-ultrasonographic-and-histopathological-approaches
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Ana I Faustino-Rocha, Adelina Gama, Paula A Oliveira, Katrien Vanderperren, Jimmy H Saunders, Maria J Pires, Rita Ferreira, Mário Ginja
AIMS: The inhibition of mast cells' degranulation may be an approach to prevent the formation of new vessels during the mammary carcinogenesis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Female Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into five experimental groups. Mammary tumors were induced by intraperitoneal injection of N-methyl-N-nitrosourea (MNU). Animals from group II were treated with ketotifen for 18weeks immediately after the MNU administration, while animals from group III only received the ketotifen after the development of the first mammary tumor...
March 20, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333941/phenotypically-heterogeneous-podoplanin-expressing-cell-populations-are-associated-with-the-lymphatic-vessel-growth-and-fibrogenic-responses-in-the-acutely-and-chronically-infarcted-myocardium
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Maria Cimini, Antonio Cannatá, Gianandrea Pasquinelli, Marcello Rota, Polina Goichberg
Cardiac lymphatic vasculature undergoes substantial expansion in response to myocardial infarction (MI). However, there is limited information on the cellular mechanisms mediating post-MI lymphangiogenesis and accompanying fibrosis in the infarcted adult heart. Using a mouse model of permanent coronary artery ligation, we examined spatiotemporal changes in the expression of lymphendothelial and mesenchymal markers in the acutely and chronically infarcted myocardium. We found that at the time of wound granulation, a three-fold increase in the frequency of podoplanin-labeled cells occurred in the infarcted hearts compared to non-operated and sham-operated counterparts...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333356/the-safety-and-efficacy-of-controlled-ovarian-hyperstimulation-for-fertility-preservation-in-women-with-early-breast-cancer-a-systematic-review
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Rachael J Rodgers, Geoffrey D Reid, Juliette Koch, Rebecca Deans, William L Ledger, Michael Friedlander, Robert B Gilchrist, Kirsty A Walters, Jason A Abbott
STUDY QUESTION: Can controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (COH) for fertility preservation be effectively conducted in women with breast cancer without worsening their prognosis? SUMMARY ANSWER: COH with co-administration of letrozole suppresses oestradiol levels without significantly impacting oocyte yield or decreasing disease-free survival rates. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Oestradiol has the capacity to stimulate the proliferation of breast cancer cells...
February 27, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333125/clarity-reveals-dynamics-of-ovarian-follicular-architecture-and-vasculature-in-three-dimensions
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Yi Feng, Peng Cui, Xiaowei Lu, Brian Hsueh, Fredrik Möller Billig, Livia Zarnescu Yanez, Raju Tomer, Derek Boerboom, Peter Carmeliet, Karl Deisseroth, Aaron J W Hsueh
Optimal distribution of heterogeneous organelles and cell types within an organ is essential for physiological processes. Unique for the ovary, hormonally regulated folliculogenesis, ovulation, luteal formation/regression and associated vasculature changes lead to tissue remodeling during each reproductive cycle. Using the CLARITY approach and marker immunostaining, we identified individual follicles and corpora lutea in intact ovaries. Monitoring lifetime changes in follicle populations showed age-dependent decreases in total follicles and percentages of advanced follicles...
March 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332235/toll-like-receptor-and-related-cytokine-mrna-expression-in-bovine-corpora-lutea-during-the-oestrous-cycle-and-pregnancy
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J E Gadsby, A M Tyson Nipper, H A Faircloth, M D'Annibale-Tolhurst, J Chang, P W Farin, I M Sheldon, D H Poole
Improving our understanding of the mechanisms controlling the corpus luteum (CL) and its role in regulating the reproductive cycle should lead to improvements in the sustainability of today's global animal industry. The corpus luteum (CL) is a transient endocrine organ composed of a heterogeneous mixture steroidogenic, endothelial and immune cells, and it is becoming clear that immune mechanisms play a key role in CL regulation especially in luteolysis. Toll-like receptors (TLR) mediate innate immune mechanisms via the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines, especially within various tissues, although the role of TLR within CL remains unknown...
March 22, 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320530/single-cell-rna-sequence-analysis-of-mouse-glomerular-mesangial-cells-uncovers-mesangial-cell-essential-genes
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Yuqiu Lu, Yuting Ye, Qianqian Yang, Shaolin Shi
Mesangial cells are essential for the structure and function of glomeruli, but the mechanisms underlying these roles are not well understood. Here, we performed a single-cell RNA-sequence (RNA-seq) analysis of mouse mesangial cells using the Fluidigm C1 platform. We found that gene expression in individual mesangial cells was tremendously heterogeneous, with mean correlation coefficients of 0.20, and most mesangial genes were actually expressed in only a portion of mesangial cells and are therefore presumably dispensable...
March 17, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319833/aortic-calcified-particles-modulate-valvular-endothelial-and-interstitial-cells
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Nicole C A van Engeland, Sergio Bertazzo, Padmini Sarathchandra, Ann McCormack, Carlijn V C Bouten, Magdi H Yacoub, Adrian H Chester, Najma Latif
BACKGROUND: Normal and calcified human valve cusps, coronary arteries, and aortae harbor spherical calcium phosphate microparticles of identical composition and crystallinity, and their role remains unknown. OBJECTIVE: The objective was to examine the direct effects of isolated calcified particles on human valvular cells. METHOD AND RESULTS: Calcified particles were isolated from healthy and diseased aortae, characterized, quantitated, and applied to valvular endothelial cells (VECs) and interstitial cells (VICs)...
March 3, 2017: Cardiovascular Pathology: the Official Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316259/the-adipose-stromal-vascular-fraction-as-a-complex-cellular-source-for-tissue-engineering-applications
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Venkat M Ramakrishnan, Nolan L Boyd
A major challenge in tissue engineering is the generation of sufficient volumes of viable tissue for organ transplant. The development of a stable, mature vasculature is required to sustain the metabolic and functional activities of engineered tissues. Adipose stromal vascular fraction (SVF) cells are an easily accessible, heterogeneous cell system comprised of endothelial cells, macrophages, pericytes, and various stem cell populations. Collectively, SVF has been shown to spontaneously form vessel-like networks in vitro and robust, patent, and functional vasculatures in vivo...
March 19, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part B, Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303135/a-human-lin-cd123-cd127-low-population-endowed-with-ilc-features-and-migratory-capabilities-contributes-to-immunopathological-hallmarks-of-psoriasis
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Luz María Mora-Velandia, Octavio Castro-Escamilla, Andrés González Méndez, Cristina Aguilar-Flores, Martha Velázquez-Avila, María Isabel Tussié-Luna, Juan Téllez-Sosa, César Maldonado-García, Fermín Jurado-Santacruz, Eduardo Ferat-Osorio, Jesus Martínez-Barnetche, Rosana Pelayo, Laura C Bonifaz
Innate lymphoid cells (ILC) are members of a heterogeneous family with a lymphoid origin that mimics the T helper (Th) cytokine profile. ILC are involved in early effector cytokine-mediated responses during infections in peripheral tissues. ILC also play an important role in chronic skin inflammatory diseases, including psoriasis. Although classical ILC express CD127, it has been recently reported that the presence of non-classical CD127(-) ILC populations and an early ILC precursor (EILP) CD127(low). ILC development has predominately been investigated in mouse models...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295901/high-aldehyde-dehydrogenase-activity-identifies-a-subset-of-human-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-with-vascular-regenerative-potential
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Stephen E Sherman, Miljan Kuljanin, Tyler T Cooper, David M Putman, Gilles A Lajoie, David A Hess
During culture expansion, multipotent mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC) differentially express aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH), an intracellular detoxification enzyme that protects long-lived cells against oxidative stress. Thus, MSC selection based on ALDH-activity may be used to reduce heterogeneity and distinguish MSC subsets with improved regenerative potency. After expansion of human bone marrow-derived MSC, cell progeny were purified based on low versus high ALDH-activity by fluorescence activated cell sorting, and each subset was compared for multipotent stromal and pro-vascular regenerative functions...
March 15, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295256/visualization-of-stimulus-specific-heterogeneous-activation-of-individual-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells-in-aortic-tissues
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Satoshi Komatsu, Toshio Kitazawa, Mitsuo Ikebe
Intercellular communication among autonomic nerves, endothelial cells (ECs) and vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) plays a central role in an uninterrupted regulation of blood flow through vascular contractile machinery. Impairment of this communication is linked to development of vascular diseases such as hypertension, cerebral/coronary vasospasms, aortic aneurism, and erectile dysfunction. Although the basic concept of the communication as a whole has been studied, the spatiotemporal correlation of ECs/VSMCs in tissues at the cellular level is unknown...
March 11, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287634/immune-microenvironment-of-gliomas
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Anna Gieryng, Dominika Pszczolkowska, Kacper A Walentynowicz, Wenson D Rajan, Bozena Kaminska
High-grade gliomas are rapidly progressing tumors of the central nervous system (CNS) with a very poor prognosis despite extensive resection combined with radiation and/or chemotherapy. Histopathological and flow cytometry analyses of human and rodent experimental gliomas revealed heterogeneity of a tumor and its niche, composed of reactive astrocytes, endothelial cells, and numerous immune cells. Infiltrating immune cells consist of CNS resident (microglia) and peripheral macrophages, granulocytes, myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs), and T lymphocytes...
March 13, 2017: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286868/a-basis-for-comparison-sensitive-authentication-of-stem-cell-derived-rpe-using-physiological-responses-of-intact-rpe-monolayers
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Kiyoharu J Miyagishima, Qin Wan, Sheldon S Miller, Kapil Bharti
The retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) is a monolayer of highly specialized cells that help maintain the chemical composition of its surrounding subretinal and choroidal extracellular spaces. Retinal cells (photoreceptors in particular), RPE, and choroidal endothelial cells together help ensure a homeostatically stable metabolic environment with exquisitely sensitive functional responses to light. Aging and disease of the RPE impairs its supportive functions contributing to the progressive loss of photoreceptors and vision...
2017: Stem Cell and Translational Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276469/engineering-a-vascularised-3d-in-vitro-model-of-cancer-progression
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Tarig Magdeldin, Víctor López-Dávila, Judith Pape, Grant W W Cameron, Mark Emberton, Marilena Loizidou, Umber Cheema
The hallmark of tumours is the ability of cancerous cells to promote vascular growth, to disseminate and invade to distant organs. The metastatic process is heavily influenced by the extracellular matrix (ECM) density and composition of the surrounding tumour microenvironment. These microenvironmental cues, which include hypoxia, also regulate the angiogenic processes within a tumour, facilitating the spread of cancer cells. We engineered compartmentalized biomimetic colorectal tumouroids with stromal surrounds that comprised a range of ECM densities, composition and stromal cell populations...
March 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276433/renal-cell-carcinoma
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REVIEW
James J Hsieh, Mark P Purdue, Sabina Signoretti, Charles Swanton, Laurence Albiges, Manuela Schmidinger, Daniel Y Heng, James Larkin, Vincenzo Ficarra
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) denotes cancer originated from the renal epithelium and accounts for >90% of cancers in the kidney. The disease encompasses >10 histological and molecular subtypes, of which clear cell RCC (ccRCC) is most common and accounts for most cancer-related deaths. Although somatic VHL mutations have been described for some time, more-recent cancer genomic studies have identified mutations in epigenetic regulatory genes and demonstrated marked intra-tumour heterogeneity, which could have prognostic, predictive and therapeutic relevance...
March 9, 2017: Nature Reviews. Disease Primers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273726/region-specific-permeability-of-the-blood-brain-barrier-upon-pericyte-loss
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Roberto Villaseñor, Basil Kuennecke, Laurence Ozmen, Michelle Ammann, Christof Kugler, Fiona Grüninger, Hansruedi Loetscher, Per-Ola Freskgård, Ludovic Collin
The blood-brain barrier (BBB) regulates differing needs of the various brain regions by controlling transport of blood-borne components from the neurovascular circulation into the brain parenchyma. The mechanisms underlying region-specific transport across the BBB are not completely understood. Previous work showed that pericytes are key regulators of BBB function. Here we investigated whether pericytes influence BBB permeability in a region-specific manner by analysing the regional permeability of the BBB in the pdgf-b (ret/ret) mouse model of pericyte depletion...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267115/pooled-estimates-of-incidence-of-endophthalmitis-after-intravitreal-injection-of-anti-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-agents-with-and-without-topical-antibiotic-prophylaxis
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Michele Reibaldi, Alfredo Pulvirenti, Teresio Avitabile, Vincenza Bonfiglio, Andrea Russo, Cesare Mariotti, Claudio Bucolo, Rodolfo Mastropasqua, Guglielmo Parisi, Antonio Longo
PURPOSE: To assess the effect of topical antibiotic prophylaxis on postoperative endophthalmitis after intravitreal injection of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor agents. METHODS: A systematic literature search was performed from inception to March 2016 using PubMed, Medline, Web of Science, Embase, and the Cochrane Library, to identify articles that reported cases of endophthalmitis after intravitreal injection of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor agents...
March 6, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257636/endothelial-and-smooth-muscle-cells-derived-from-human-cardiac-explants-demonstrate-angiogenic-potential-and-suitable-for-design-of-cell-containing-vascular-grafts
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I S Zakharova, M K Zhiven', Sh B Saaya, A I Shevchenko, A M Smirnova, A Strunov, A A Karpenko, E A Pokushalov, L N Ivanova, P I Makarevich, Y V Parfyonova, E Aboian, S M Zakian
BACKGROUND: Endothelial and smooth muscle cells are considered promising resources for regenerative medicine and cell replacement therapy. It has been shown that both types of cells are heterogeneous depending on the type of vessels and organs in which they are located. Therefore, isolation of endothelial and smooth muscle cells from tissues relevant to the area of research is necessary for the adequate study of specific pathologies. However, sources of specialized human endothelial and smooth muscle cells are limited, and the search for new sources is still relevant...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256615/associations-between-tumor-vascularity-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-expression-and-pet-mri-radiomic-signatures-in-primary-clear-cell-renal-cell-carcinoma-proof-of-concept-study
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Qingbo Yin, Sheng-Che Hung, Li Wang, Weili Lin, Julia R Fielding, W Kimryn Rathmell, Amir H Khandani, Michael E Woods, Matthew I Milowsky, Samira A Brooks, Eric M Wallen, Dinggang Shen
Studies have shown that tumor angiogenesis is an essential process for tumor growth, proliferation and metastasis. Also, tumor angiogenesis is an important prognostic factor of clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC), as well as a factor in guiding treatment with antiangiogenic agents. Here, we attempted to find the associations between tumor angiogenesis and radiomic imaging features from PET/MRI. Specifically, sparse canonical correlation analysis was conducted on 3 feature datasets (i.e., radiomic imaging features, tumor microvascular density (MVD), and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) expression) from 9 patients with primary ccRCC...
March 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
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