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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207534/a-case-control-study-on-the-structural-equation-model-of-the-mechanism-of-coagulation-and-fibrinolysis-imbalance-in-chronic-schistosomiasis
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Aiping Le, Lunli Zhang, Wei Liu, Xiaopeng Li, Jianwei Ren, An Ning
A structural equation model was used for verification with chronic schistosomiasis to investigate the coagulation-anticoagulation system imbalance and to deduce the mechanism of D-dimer (D-D) level elevation in patients with advanced schistosome hepatic disease. We detected the plasma levels of tissue-type fiber plasminogen activator (tPA), urokinase type plasminogen activator (uPA), plasmin-antiplasmin complex (PAP), plasminogen (PLG), antithrombin (AT), plasminogen activator inhibitor 1 (PAI1), D-D, factor VIII: C (FVIII:C), antithrombin-III (AT-III), PLG, protein S (PS), and protein C (PC) in the healthy people as control (69), patients with chronic schistosomiasis (150) or advanced chronic schistosomiasis (90)...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198346/characterization-of-two-new-putative-adhesins-of-leptospira-interrogans
#2
Jupciana M Figueredo, Gabriela H Siqueira, Gisele O de Souza, Marcos B Heinemann, Silvio A Vasconcellos, Erica G B Chapola, Ana L T O Nascimento
We here report the characterization of two novel proteins encoded by the genes LIC11122 and LIC12287, identified in the genome sequences of Leptospira interrogans, annotated, respectively, as a putative sigma factor and a hypothetical protein. The CDSs LIC11122 and LIC12287 have signal peptide SPII and SPI and are predicted to be located mainly at the cytoplasmic membrane of the bacteria. The genes were cloned and the proteins expressed using Escherichia coli. Proteinase K digestion showed that both proteins are surface exposed...
January 2017: Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150855/fibrin-clot-structure-pro-fibrinolytic-effect-of-oral-contraceptives-in-apparently-healthy-women
#3
Johannes J Sidelmann, Cornelis Kluft, Andrea H Krug, Ulrich Winkler, Jørgen Jespersen, Jørgen B Gram
Fibrin metabolism is influenced by many factors. The velocity of fibrin formation, genetic polymorphisms, fibrinolytic features and the structure of the fibrin clot are determinants of fibrin turnover. Oral contraceptives (OCs) have significant impact on the haemostatic system, by increasing the concentration of coagulation factors, plasminogen and tissue plasminogen activator activity, and decreasing the concentration of haemostatic inhibitors. The present study addresses the influence of OCs on fibrin structure and fibrin metabolism...
February 2, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150310/plasma-treated-with-amotosalen-and-ultraviolet-a-light-retains-activity-for-hemostasis-after-5-days-post-thaw-storage-at-1-to-6-o-c
#4
Anna Erickson, Katie Waldhaus, Tovo David, Norman Huang, Salvador Rico, Laurence Corash, Nina Mufti, Richard J Benjamin
BACKGROUND: Plasma thawed and stored at 1 to 6(°) C for up to 5 days (thawed plasma [TP]) provides rapid availability in emergencies and reduces plasma waste, but it carries risks of coagulation factor loss or activation, bacterial outgrowth, and viral contamination. We characterized changes in amotosalen/ultraviolet A (UVA) light pathogen-reduced, fresh-frozen plasma (FFP) and plasma frozen within 24 hours (PF24) with post-thaw storage. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Amotosalen/UVA light-treated FFP and PF24 were thawed after approximately 3 to more than 12 months of frozen storage and held at 1 to 6(°) C for 5 days...
February 1, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139758/the-fibrogenic-actions-of-lung-fibroblast-derived-urokinase-a-potential-drug-target-in-ipf
#5
Michael Schuliga, Jade Jaffar, Trudi Harris, Darryl A Knight, Glen Westall, Alastair G Stewart
The role of urokinase plasminogen activator (uPA) in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) remains unclear. uPA-generated plasmin has potent fibrogenic actions involving protease activated receptor-1 (PAR-1) and interleukin-6 (IL-6). Here we characterize uPA distribution or levels in lung tissue and sera from IPF patients to establish the mechanism of its fibrogenic actions on lung fibroblasts (LFs). uPA immunoreactivity was detected in regions of fibrosis including fibroblasts of lung tissue from IPF patients (n = 7)...
January 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135202/using-a-radial-diffusion-method-to-investigate-the-role-of-plasmin-degradation-of-fibrin-in-a-physical-model-of-an-early-phase-wound
#6
Chima P Chukwuemeka, Jann Cupp, Jonathan R Sanders
BACKGROUND: Fibrin clot formation, which acts to stabilize a wound following injury, is among the key early aspects of dermal wound healing. This preliminary matrix is eventually degraded via a process known as fibrinolysis and replaced with a collagen-rich matrix that continues to be remodeled to minimize scarring. Disruptions in these carefully coordinated events lead to certain undesirable conditions such as fibrosis and the formation of abnormal scars that are associated with excess amounts of collagen...
January 23, 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135035/fibrinolysis-inhibitors-in-plaque-stability-a-morphological-association-pai-1-and-tafi-in-advanced-carotid-plaque
#7
A-C Jönsson Rylander, A Lindgren, J Deinum, G M L Bergström, G Böttcher, I Kalies, K Wåhlander
BACKGROUND: Fibrinolysis plays an important role in destabilization of atherosclerotic plaques and is tightly regulated by specific inhibitors. OBJECTIVE: The fibrinolysis inhibitors PAI-1 and TAFI were quantified and described in the morphological context of advanced carotid plaques (AHA VI-VIII) to elucidate their role in plaque stability. METHODS: Immunohistochemistry in serial sections along the longitudinal axis of endarterectomies from patients with symptomatic carotid stenosis (n=19) were studied using an antibody specific for free PAI-1 (I205), an antibody with high affinity for TAFI/TAFIa (CP17) and established antibodies for SMC (α-actin), endothelial cells (Von Willebrandt Factor, VWF), macrophages (CD68) and platelets (CD42)...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133910/tranexamic-acid-in-treatment-of-melasma-a-comprehensive-review-of-clinical-studies
#8
REVIEW
Mohammad Taraz, Somayeh Niknam, Amir Houshang Ehsani
Melasma is a human melanogenesis dysfunction that results in localized, chronic acquired hyperpigmentation of the skin. It has a significant impact on appearance, causing psychosocial and emotional distress, and reducing the quality of life of the affected patients. Tranexamic acid (TA) is a plasmin inhibitor used to prevent abnormal fibrinolysis to reduce blood loss and exerts its effect by reversibly blocking lysine binding sites on plasminogen molecules, thus inhibiting plasminogen activator (PA) from converting plasminogen to plasmin...
January 30, 2017: Dermatologic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132883/modulation-of-bdnf-cleavage-by-plasminogen-activator-inhibitor-1-contributes-to-alzheimer-s-neuropathology-and-cognitive-deficits
#9
Gorka Gerenu, Eva Martisova, Hilda Ferrero, Miguel Carracedo, Tomi Rantamäki, Maria Javier Ramirez, Francisco Javier Gil-Bea
Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) plays pivotal roles in neuronal function. The cleaved - mature - form of BDNF (mBDNF), predominantly expressed in adult brains, critically determines its effects. However, insufficient proteolytic processing under pathology may lead to the precursor form of BDNF (proBDNF) and thereby increased neuronal apoptosis and synaptic weakening. Previous findings in our lab showed that cognitive stimulation (CS) delayed memory decline in Tg2576 mouse model of Alzheimer's disease (AD), an effect that was tightly associated with augmented levels of mBDNF...
January 26, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125743/activity-regulation-by-fibrinogen-and-fibrin-of-streptokinase-from-streptococcus-pyogenes
#10
Sian Huish, Craig Thelwell, Colin Longstaff
Streptokinase is a virulence factor of streptococci and acts as a plasminogen activator to generate the serine protease plasmin which promotes bacterial metastasis. Streptokinase isolated from group C streptococci has been used therapeutically as a thrombolytic agent for many years and its mechanism of action has been extensively studied. However, group A streptococci are associated with invasive and potentially fatal infections, but less detail is available on the mechanism of action of streptokinase from these bacteria...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124276/activated-thrombin-activatable-fibrinolysis-inhibitor-attenuates-the-angiogenic-potential-of-endothelial-cells-potential-relevance-to-the-breast-tumour-microenvironment
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Zainab A Bazzi, Jennifer Balun, Dora Cavallo-Medved, Lisa A Porter, Michael B Boffa
Thrombin-activatable fibrinolysis inhibitor (TAFI) is a basic carboxypeptidase zymogen present in blood plasma. Proteolytic activation of TAFI by thrombin, thrombin in complex with the endothelial cell cofactor thrombomodulin, or plasmin results in an enzyme (TAFIa) that removes carboxyl-terminal lysine residues from protein and peptide substrates, including cell-surface plasminogen receptors. TAFIa is therefore capable of inhibiting plasminogen activation in the pericellular milieu. Since plasminogen activation has been linked to angiogenesis, TAFIa could therefore have anti-angiogenic properties, and indeed TAFIa has been shown to inhibit endothelial tube formation in a fibrin matrix...
January 25, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Metastasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116631/translational-initiatives-in-thrombolytic-therapy
#12
REVIEW
Melvin E Klegerman
Once thrombi have formed as part of the pathology defining myocardial infarction, ischemic stroke, peripheral arterial disease, deep venous thrombosis or other embolic disorders, the only clinically meaningful thrombolytic agents available for reversing the thrombogenic process are various plasminogen activators. These agents are enzymes that reverse fibrin polymerization underlying the coagulation process by converting endogenous plasminogen to plasmin, which cleaves the fibrin network to form increasingly smaller protein fragments, a process known as fibrinolysis...
January 23, 2017: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101869/fibrin-formation-structure-and-properties
#13
John W Weisel, Rustem I Litvinov
Fibrinogen and fibrin are essential for hemostasis and are major factors in thrombosis, wound healing, and several other biological functions and pathological conditions. The X-ray crystallographic structure of major parts of fibrin(ogen), together with computational reconstructions of missing portions and numerous biochemical and biophysical studies, have provided a wealth of data to interpret molecular mechanisms of fibrin formation, its organization, and properties. On cleavage of fibrinopeptides by thrombin, fibrinogen is converted to fibrin monomers, which interact via knobs exposed by fibrinopeptide removal in the central region, with holes always exposed at the ends of the molecules...
2017: Sub-cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089737/browplasminin-a-condensed-tannin-with-anti-plasmin-activity-isolated-from-an-aqueous-extract-of-brownea-grandiceps-jacq-flowers
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Betzabeth Pereira, Josmary Brazón, Mónica Rincón, Eva Vonasek
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Following Venezuelan traditional medicine, females with heavy menstrual blood loss (menorrhagia) drink Brownea grandiceps Jacq. flowers (BG) decoctions to reduce the bleeding. In a previous study, we demonstrated that BG aqueous extract (E) possesses a potent anti-fibrinolytic activity capable of inhibiting plasmin, the main serine-protease that degrades fibrin. It is widely known that plasmin inhibitors are often used as anti-fibrinolytics to reduce bleeding during surgeries with high risk of blood loss such as cardiac, liver, vascular, tooth extraction and large orthopedic procedures, as well as for menorrhagia treatments...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081265/the-plasmin-sensitive-protein-pls-in-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-mrsa-is-a-glycoprotein
#15
Isabelle Bleiziffer, Julian Eikmeier, Gottfried Pohlentz, Kathryn McAulay, Guoqing Xia, Muzaffar Hussain, Andreas Peschel, Simon Foster, Georg Peters, Christine Heilmann
Most bacterial glycoproteins identified to date are virulence factors of pathogenic bacteria, i.e. adhesins and invasins. However, the impact of protein glycosylation on the major human pathogen Staphylococcus aureus remains incompletely understood. To study protein glycosylation in staphylococci, we analyzed lysostaphin lysates of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strains by SDS-PAGE and subsequent periodic acid-Schiff's staining. We detected four (>300, ∼250, ∼165, and ∼120 kDa) and two (>300 and ∼175 kDa) glycosylated surface proteins with strain COL and strain 1061, respectively...
January 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066629/orchestration-of-the-crosstalk-between-astrocytes-and-cancer-cells-affects-the-treatment-and-prognosis-of-lung-cancer-sufferers-with-brain-metastasis
#16
COMMENT
Wangshu Dai, Hongcheng Zhu, Guangzong Chen, Hao Gu, Yihang Gu, Xinchen Sun, Xiaoning Zeng
Brain metastasis is an inauspicious consequence of lung cancer. However, the majority of cancer cells that seep into the brain died of unknown causes, only a few survived and developed into metastatic brain tumor. Communication between cancer cells and host tissue is viewed as an essential event during metastasis, but little is known about the accurate control of this processes. Within the lesion of brain metastasis, abundant activated astrocytes are observed with lung cancer cells. Previous studies have demonstrated that the astrocyte network served a protective role in the central nervous system (CNS) and most malignant cells that seep into the brain perish were rejected by astrocytes...
November 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053193/promyelocytic-extracellular-chromatin-exacerbates-coagulation-and-fibrinolysis-in-acute-promyelocytic-leukemia
#17
Muhua Cao, Tao Li, Zhangxiu He, Lixiu Wang, Xiaoyan Yang, Yan Kou, Lili Zou, Xue Dong, Valerie A Novakovic, Yayan Bi, Junjie Kou, Bo Yu, Shaohong Fang, Jinghua Wang, Jin Zhou, Jialan Shi
Despite routine treatment of unselected acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) with all-trans-retinoic acid (ATRA), early death due to hemorrhage remains unacceptably common and the mechanism underlying this complication remains elusive. We have recently demonstrated that APL cells undergo a novel cell death program, termed ETosis, which involves release of extracellular chromatin. However, the role of promyelocytic extracellular chromatin in APL-associated coagulation remains unclear. Our objectives were to identify the novel role of ATRA-promoted extracellular chromatin in inducing a hypercoagulable and hyperfibrinolytic state in APL and to evaluate its interaction with fibrin and endothelial cells (ECs)...
January 4, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052305/plasmin-ogen-at-the-nexus-of-fibrinolysis-inflammation-and-complement
#18
Jonathan H Foley
The diverse mechanisms by which the plasmin(ogen) system is involved in human physiology and pathology are constantly being delineated. For many years, the plasmin(ogen) system was chiefly known as the system responsible for vascular fibrinolysis. Although this is an important function of the plasmin(ogen) system, we now recognize that plasmin(ogen) is critically important as a mediator of inflammation and the innate immune system, which impacts upon a diverse set of mechanisms underlying the pathologies of many diseases...
January 4, 2017: Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035006/factor-xiia-as-a-novel-target-for-thrombosis-target-engagement-requirement-and-efficacy-in-a-rabbit-model-of-microembolic-signals
#19
Christopher M Barbieri, Xinkang Wang, Weizhen Wu, Xueping Zhou, Aimie M Ogawa, Kim O'Neill, Donald Chu, Gino Castriota, Dietmar A Seiffert, David E Gutstein, Zhu Chen
Coagulation Factor XII (FXII) plays a critical role in thrombosis. What is unclear is the level of enzyme occupancy of FXIIa needed for efficacy, and impact of FXIIa inhibition on cerebral embolism. A selective FXIIa inhibitor, recombinant human albumin-tagged mutant Infestin4 (rHA-Mut-inf), was generated to address these questions. rHA-Mut-inf displayed potency comparable to the original wild-type HA-Infestin4 (rHA-WT-inf) (human FXIIa KI = 0.07 and 0.12 nM, respectively), with markedly improved selectivity against FXa and plasmin...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028981/assessment-of-selected-rotem-parameters-kinetics-of-fibrinogen-polymerization-and-plasmin-amidolytic-activity-in-patients-with-congenital-fibrinogen-defects
#20
Jacek Treliński, Katarzyna Pachniewska, Justyna Matczak, Marta Robak, Krzysztof Chojnowski
BACKGROUND: Congenital fibrinogen disorders (CFD) are rare fibrinogen deficiencies which may be quantitative or functional. The clinical course of hypofibrinogenemia (hypoFI) or dysfibrinogenemia (dysFI) is unpredictable and cannot be determined by the application of standard hemostasis tests. OBJECTIVES: The main aim of this study was to assess ROTEM parameters in CFD patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Nine patients with CFD were studied. The fibrinogen concentration was measured functionally and antigenically...
November 2016: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
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