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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203658/molecular-and-functional-resemblance-of-differentiated-cells-derived-from-isogenic-human-ipscs-and-scnt-derived-escs
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Ming-Tao Zhao, Haodong Chen, Qing Liu, Ning-Yi Shao, Nazish Sayed, Hung-Ta Wo, Joe Z Zhang, Sang-Ging Ong, Chun Liu, Youngkyun Kim, Huaxiao Yang, Tony Chour, Hong Ma, Nuria Marti Gutierrez, Ioannis Karakikes, Shoukhrat Mitalipov, Michael P Snyder, Joseph C Wu
Patient-specific pluripotent stem cells (PSCs) can be generated via nuclear reprogramming by transcription factors (i.e., induced pluripotent stem cells, iPSCs) or by somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT). However, abnormalities and preclinical application of differentiated cells generated by different reprogramming mechanisms have yet to be evaluated. Here we investigated the molecular and functional features, and drug response of cardiomyocytes (PSC-CMs) and endothelial cells (PSC-ECs) derived from genetically relevant sets of human iPSCs, SCNT-derived embryonic stem cells (nt-ESCs), as well as in vitro fertilization embryo-derived ESCs (IVF-ESCs)...
December 4, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203625/fetal-microsatellite-in-the-heme-oxygenase-1-promoter-is-associated-with-severe-and-early-onset-preeclampsia
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Tea Kaartokallio, Siddheshwar Utge, Miira M Klemetti, Jussi Paananen, Kari Pulkki, Jarkko Romppanen, Ilkka Tikkanen, Seppo Heinonen, Eero Kajantie, Juha Kere, Katja Kivinen, Anneli Pouta, Päivi Lakkisto, Hannele Laivuori
Preeclampsia is a vascular pregnancy disorder that often involves impaired placental development. HO-1 (heme oxygenase 1, encoded by HMOX1) is a stress response enzyme crucial for endothelial and placental function. Long version of the guanine-thymine (GTn) microsatellite in the HMOX1 promoter decreases HO-1 expression, and the long maternal repeat is associated with late-onset preeclampsia. Our aim was to study whether the length of fetal repeat is associated with mother's preeclampsia, whether the length of fetal and maternal repeats affect HO-1 levels in placenta and maternal serum, and whether HO-1 levels are altered in preeclampsia...
December 4, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197029/vasculogenic-and-angiogenic-potential-of-adipose-stromal-vascular-fraction-cell-populations-in-vitro
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Joseph S Zakhari, Jacob Zabonick, Brian Gettler, Stuart K Williams
Adipose-derived stromal vascular fraction (SVF) is a heterogeneous cell source that contains endothelial cells, pericytes, smooth muscle cells, stem cells, and other accessory immune and stromal cells. The SVF cell population has been shown to support vasculogenesis in vitro as well vascular maturation in vivo. Matrigel, an extracellular matrix (ECM) mixture has been utilized in vitro to evaluate tube formation of purified endothelial cell systems. We have developed an in vitro system that utilizes freshly isolated SVF and ECM molecules both in pure form (fibrin, laminin, collagen) as well as premixed form (Matrigel) to evaluate endothelial tip cell formation, endothelial stalk elongation, and early stages of branching and inosculation...
December 1, 2017: In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology. Animal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29195727/clinical-and-imaging-findings-of-pattern-dystrophy-subtypes-diagnostic-errors-and-unnecessary-treatment-in-clinical-practice
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A Ozkaya, R Garip, H Nur Tarakcioglu, Z Alkin, M Taskapili
PURPOSE: To evaluate the clinical and multimodal imaging findings of various pattern dystrophy (PD) subtypes and report the initial misdiagnosis rate of PD patients resulting in unnecessary treatment in actual clinical practice. METHODS: Retrospective, observational study. Forty eyes of 24 patients with PD were included. The distribution of PD subtypes, optical coherence tomography (OCT) and fundus autofluorescence (FAF) findings, initial misdiagnoses, revised diagnoses, duration between misdiagnosis and revised diagnosis, and unnecessary treatments administered were evaluated over this time-period...
November 28, 2017: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29195726/cardiovascular-effects-of-oral-appliance-therapy-in-obstructive-sleep-apnea-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Grietje E de Vries, Peter J Wijkstra, Ewout J Houwerzijl, Huib A M Kerstjens, Aarnoud Hoekema
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. This study systematically reviews the effects of oral appliance therapy (OAT) on a broad spectrum of cardiovascular outcomes. A literature search was performed up to December 31st 2016. Twenty-five relevant full-text articles were retrieved. Sixteen articles were considered methodologically sufficient, including 11 randomized controlled trials. Pooled data of the RCTs showed significant reductions in daytime systolic and diastolic blood pressure compared to baseline, but no significant reductions in heart rate, except for daytime heart rate when compared to inactive/placebo OAT...
October 26, 2017: Sleep Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190776/large-scale-identification-of-human-cerebrovascular-proteins-inter-tissue-and-intracerebral-vascular-protein-diversity
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Soo Jung Lee, Soonhyung Kwon, John R Gatti, Ejona Korcari, Ty E Gresser, Princess C Felix, Simon G Keep, Kevin C Pasquale, Tongxu Bai, Sabrina A Blanchett-Anderson, Nancy W Wu, Charissa Obeng-Nyarko, Kossi M Senagbe, Kathy C Young, Snehaa Maripudi, Bharath C Yalavarthi, Dajana Korcari, Andre Y Liu, Benjamin C Schaffler, Richard F Keep, Michael M Wang
The human cerebrovascular system is responsible for regulating demand-dependent perfusion and maintaining the blood-brain barrier (BBB). In addition, defects in the human cerebrovasculature lead to stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage, vascular malformations, and vascular cognitive impairment. The objective of this study was to discover new proteins of the human cerebrovascular system using expression data from the Human Protein Atlas, a large-scale project which allows public access to immunohistochemical analysis of human tissues...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190498/a-gapmer-aptamer-nanobiosensor-for-real-time-monitoring-of-transcription-and-translation-in-single-cells
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Shue Wang, Yuan Xiao, Donna D Zhang, Pak Kin Wong
Transcription and translation are under tight spatiotemporal regulation among cells to coordinate multicellular organization. Methods that allow massively parallel detection of gene expression dynamics at the single cell level are required for elucidating the complex regulatory mechanisms. Here we present a multiplex nanobiosensor for real-time monitoring of protein and mRNA expression dynamics in live cells based on gapmer aptamers and complementary locked nucleic acid probes. Using the multiplex nanobiosensor, we quantified spatiotemporal dynamics of vascular endothelial growth factor A mRNA and protein expressions in single human endothelial cells during microvascular self-organization...
November 24, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186152/high-throughput-full-length-single-cell-mrna-seq-of-rare-cells
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Chin Chun Ooi, Gary L Mantalas, Winston Koh, Norma F Neff, Teruaki Fuchigami, Dawson J Wong, Robert J Wilson, Seung-Min Park, Sanjiv S Gambhir, Stephen R Quake, Shan X Wang
Single-cell characterization techniques, such as mRNA-seq, have been applied to a diverse range of applications in cancer biology, yielding great insight into mechanisms leading to therapy resistance and tumor clonality. While single-cell techniques can yield a wealth of information, a common bottleneck is the lack of throughput, with many current processing methods being limited to the analysis of small volumes of single cell suspensions with cell densities on the order of 107 per mL. In this work, we present a high-throughput full-length mRNA-seq protocol incorporating a magnetic sifter and magnetic nanoparticle-antibody conjugates for rare cell enrichment, and Smart-seq2 chemistry for sequencing...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182425/endothelial-alterations-in-a-canine-model-of-immune-thrombocytopenia
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Dana N LeVine, Rachel E Cianciolo, Keith E Linder, Petra Bizikova, Adam J Birkenheuer, Marjory B Brooks, Abdelghaffar K Salous, Shila K Nordone, Dwight A Bellinger, Henry Marr, Sam L Jones, Thomas H Fischer, Yu Deng, Marshall Mazepa, Nigel S Key
Bleeding heterogeneity amongst patients with immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) is poorly understood. Platelets play a role in maintaining endothelial integrity, and variable thrombocytopenia-induced endothelial changes may influence bleeding severity. Platelet-derived endothelial stabilizers and markers of endothelial integrity in ITP are largely underexplored. We hypothesized that, in a canine ITP model, thrombocytopenia would lead to alterations in the endothelial ultrastructure and that the Von Willebrand factor (vWF) would serve as a marker of endothelial injury associated with thrombocytopenia...
November 28, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177575/association-between-sarcoidosis-pulse-wave-velocity-and-other-measures-of-subclinical-atherosclerosis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Wai Chung Yong, Anawin Sanguankeo, Sikarin Upala
Chronic inflammation from autoimmune diseases has shown to be a risk factor for atherosclerosis, subsequently leading to cardiovascular disease. Endothelial dysfunction is the early pathogenesis of atherosclerosis in chronic inflammation, but the risk of atherosclerosis in sarcoidosis is less well defined. This meta-analysis aimed to explore the association of subclinical atherosclerosis and arterial stiffness in sarcoidosis. A comprehensive search of the MEDLINE and EMBASE databases was performed from date of inception through August 2017...
November 25, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168663/macro-and-micro-heterogeneity-of-lung-endothelial-cells-they-may-not-be-smooth-but-they-got-the-moves
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Mohamad Taha, Virgilio J Cadete, Duncan J Stewart
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Pulmonary Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162916/afm-based-detection-of-glycocalyx-degradation-and-endothelial-stiffening-in-the-db-db-mouse-model-of-diabetes
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Marta Targosz-Korecka, Magdalena Jaglarz, Katarzyna E Malek-Zietek, Aleksandra Gregorius, Agnieszka Zakrzewska, Barbara Sitek, Zenon Rajfur, Stefan Chlopicki, Marek Szymonski
Degradation of the glycocalyx and stiffening of endothelium are important pathophysiological components of endothelial dysfunction. However, to our knowledge, these events have not been investigated in tandem in experimental diabetes. Here, the mechanical properties of the glycocalyx and endothelium in ex vivo mouse aorta were determined simultaneously in indentation experiments with an atomic force microscope (AFM) for diabetic db/db and control db/+ mice at ages of 11-19 weeks. To analyze highly heterogeneous aorta samples, we developed a tailored classification procedure of indentation data based on a bi-layer brush model supplemented with Hertz model for quantification of nanomechanics of endothelial regions with and without the glycocalyx surface...
November 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157095/endothelial-autophagic-flux-hampers-atherosclerotic-lesion-development
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Marouane Kheloufi, Anne-Clemence Vion, Adel Hammoutene, Johanne Poisson, Juliette Lasselin, Cecile Devue, Isabelle Pic, Nicolas Dupont, Johanna Busse, Konstantin Stark, Julie Lafaurie-Janvore, Abdul I Barakat, Xavier Loyer, Michele Souyri, Benoit Viollet, Pierre Julia, Alain Tedgui, Patrice Codogno, Chantal M Boulanger, Pierre-Emmanuel Rautou
Blood flowing in arteries generates shear forces at the surface of the vascular endothelium that control its anti-atherogenic properties. However, due to the architecture of the vascular tree, these shear forces are heterogeneous and atherosclerotic plaques develop preferentially in areas where shear is low or disturbed. Here we review our recent study showing that elevated shear forces stimulate endothelial autophagic flux and that inactivating the endothelial macroautophagy/autophagy pathway promotes a pro-inflammatory, pro-senescent and pro-apoptotic cell phenotype despite the presence of atheroprotective shear forces...
November 20, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150495/small-dense-high-density-lipoproteins-display-potent-vasorelaxing-activity-reflecting-their-elevated-content-of-sphingosine-1-phosphate
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Laurence Persegol, Maryam Darabi, Carolane Dauteuille, Marie Lhomme, Sandrine Chantepie, Kerry-Anne Rye, Patrice Therond, M John Chapman, Robert Salvayre, Anne Negre-Salvayre, Philippe Lesnik, Serge Monier, Anatol Kontush
AIMS: Functional heterogeneity of HDL is attributed to its diverse bioactive components. We evaluated whether vasodilatory effects of HDL differed across HDL subpopulations, reflecting their distinct molecular composition. METHODS: Capacity of five major HDL subfractions to counteract inhibitory effects of oxidized low-density lipoprotein on acetylcholine-induced vasodilation was tested in a rabbit aortic rings model. Nitric oxide (NO) production, an essential pathway in endothelium-dependent vasorelaxation, was studied in SV40-transformed murine endothelial cells (SVEC)...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146054/lymphocytic-thrombophilic-arteritis-a-distinct-inflammatory-type-i-interferon-and-c5b-9-mediated-subcutaneous-endovasculitis
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Cynthia M Magro, Jad Saab
BACKGROUND: Lymphocytic thrombophilic arteritis is a recently recognized subcuticular larger vessel vasculitis characterized by striking vascular luminal thrombosis. METHODS: The clinical features, histopathology and phenotypic profile of ten patients with lymphocytic thrombophilic arteritis were explored in an attempt to better define the entity from a clinical and pathophysiologic perspective. RESULTS: The patients were all female (mean age of 43) presenting with generally asymptomatic lower and upper extremity hyperpigmented macules...
December 2017: Annals of Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143947/connexin-30-is-expressed-in-a-subtype-of-mouse-brain-pericytes
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Noémie Mazaré, Alice Gilbert, Anne-Cécile Boulay, Nathalie Rouach, Martine Cohen-Salmon
Pericytes are mural cells of blood microvessels which play a crucial role at the neurovascular interface of the central nervous system. They are involved in the regulation of blood-brain barrier integrity, angiogenesis, clearance of toxic metabolites, capillary hemodynamic responses, and neuroinflammation, and they demonstrate stem cell activity. Morphological and molecular studies to characterize brain pericytes recently pointed out some heterogeneity in pericyte population. Nevertheless, a clear definition of pericyte subtypes is still lacking...
November 16, 2017: Brain Structure & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141017/temozolomide-post-pazopanib-treatment-failure-in-patients-with-advanced-sarcoma-a-case-series
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Manojkumar Bupathi, John L Hays, James L Chen
BACKGROUND: Sarcomas are rare, heterogeneous tumors for which prognosis remains dismal in patients with advanced disease. Pazopanib, a vascular endothelial growth factor receptor inhibitor, has shown modest efficacy in patients with soft tissue sarcoma who fail cytotoxic chemotherapy. The cytotoxic agent temozolomide has also demonstrated activity in patients with advanced sarcoma. OBJECTIVE: We performed a retrospective case series to evaluate the feasibility of adding temozolomide to pazopanib in advanced sarcoma patients following single-agent pazopanib failure...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139170/single-cell-resolution-of-human-hemato-endothelial-cells-defines-transcriptional-signatures-of-hemogenic-endothelium
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Mathew G Angelos, Juan E Abrahante, Robert H Blum, Dan S Kaufman
Endothelial-to-hematopoietic transition (EHT) is an important stage in definitive hematopoietic development. However, the genetic mechanisms underlying human EHT remains poorly characterized. We performed single cell RNA-seq using 55 hemogenic endothelial cells (HE: CD31(+) CD144(+) CD41(-) CD43(-) CD45(-) CD73(-) RUNX1c(+) ), 47 vascular endothelial cells without hematopoietic potential (non-HE: CD31(+) CD144(+) CD41(-) CD43(-) CD45(-) CD73(-) RUNX1c(-) ), and 35 hematopoietic progenitor cells (HP: CD34(+) CD43(+) RUNX1c(+) ) derived from human embryonic stem cells (hESCs)...
November 15, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137378/trastuzumab-distribution-in-an-in-vivo-and-in-vitro-model-of-brain-metastases-of-breast-cancer
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Tori B Terrell-Hall, Mohamed Ismail Nounou, Fatema El-Amrawy, Jessica I G Griffith, Paul R Lockman
Background: Drug and antibody delivery to brain metastases has been highly debated in the literature. The blood-tumor barrier (BTB) is more permeable than the blood-brain barrier (BBB), and has shown to have highly functioning efflux transporters and barrier properties, which limits delivery of targeted therapies. Methods: We characterized the permeability of (125)I-trastuzumab in an in-vivo, and fluorescent trastuzumab-Rhodamine123 (t-Rho123) in a novel microfluidic in-vitro, BBB and BTB brain metastases of breast cancer model...
October 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137070/a-case-report-of-primary-adrenal-angiosarcoma-as-depicted-on-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Xue-Ming Li, Hong Yang, Jing Reng, Peng Zhou, Zhu-Zhong Cheng, Zhen Li, Guo-Hui Xu
RATIONALE: Angiosarcoma is an extremely rare malignant tumor of endothelial origin. The majority of studies reporting angiosarcoma have been concerned with the clinical and pathological aspects, with limited reporting of their imaging findings. To our knowledge, angiosarcoma of the adrenal gland is very rare. Herein we firstly report a primary adrenal angiosarcoma depicted on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). PATIENT CONCERNS: A 59-year-old man was referred to our hospital for 1 year left-flank pain that exacerbated in recent 4 months...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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