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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090238/red-blood-cell-dynamics-in-biomimetic-microfluidic-networks-of-pulmonary-alveolar-capillaries
#1
Hagit Stauber, Dan Waisman, Netanel Korin, Josué Sznitman
The pulmonary capillary networks (PCNs) embody organ-specific microvasculatures, where blood vessels form dense meshes that maximize the surface area available for gas exchange in the lungs. With characteristic capillary lengths and diameters similar to the size of red blood cells (RBCs), seminal descriptions coined the term "sheet flow" nearly half a century ago to differentiate PCNs from the usual notion of Poiseuille flow in long straight tubes. Here, we revisit in true-scale experiments the original "sheet flow" model and devise for the first time biomimetic microfluidic platforms of organ-specific PCN structures perfused with RBC suspensions at near-physiological hematocrit levels...
January 10, 2017: Biomicrofluidics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063007/oxygen-exchange-and-energy-metabolism-in-erythrocytes-of-rett-syndrome-and-their-relationships-with-respiratory-alterations
#2
Chiara Ciaccio, Donato Di Pierro, Diego Sbardella, Grazia Raffaella Tundo, Paolo Curatolo, Cinzia Galasso, Marta Elena Santarone, Maurizio Casasco, Paola Cozza, Alessio Cortelazzo, Marcello Rossi, Claudio De Felice, Joussef Hayek, Massimo Coletta, Stefano Marini
Rett syndrome (RTT) is a neurodevelopmental disorder, mainly affecting females, which is associated to a mutation on the methyl-CpG-binding protein 2 gene. In the pathogenesis and progression of classic RTT, red blood cell (RBC) morphology has been shown to be an important biosensor for redox imbalance and chronic hypoxemia. Here we have evaluated the impact of oxidation and redox imbalance on several functional properties of RTT erythrocytes. In particular, we report for the first time a stopped-flow measurement of the kinetics of oxygen release by RBCs and the analysis of the intrinsic affinity of the hemoglobin (Hb)...
January 7, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049536/usefulness-of-a-biomarker-to-identify-placental-dysfunction-in-the-context-of-malaria
#3
REVIEW
Alexandra Gueneuc, Philippe Deloron, Gwladys I Bertin
In most tropical areas, pregnant women are at increased risk of malaria, as a consequence of the massive sequestration of parasitized red blood cells in the placenta. The placenta plays a key role in embryonic and fetal development as well as in maternal-fetal exchanges, and pregnancy-associated malaria may alter selected placenta functions that lead to stillbirth and low birth weight. Although there are several tools (blood smear examination, RDT, PCR) to diagnose malaria infection during pregnancy, there is currently no test to assess placenta dysfunction in the framework of pregnancy-associated malaria...
January 3, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041993/efficient-breathing-at-neonatal-ages-a-sex-and-epo-dependent-issue
#4
REVIEW
Pablo Iturri, Aida Bairam, Jorge Soliz
During postnatal life, the respiratory control system undergoes intense development and is highly responsive to stimuli emerging from the environment. In fact, interruption of breathing prevents gas exchange and results in systemic hypoxia that, if prolonged, can lead to cardio-respiratory failure or sudden infant death. Moreover, in newborns and infants, respiratory disorders related to neural control dysfunction show significant sexual dimorphism with a higher prevalence in males. To this day, the therapeutic tools available to alleviate these respiratory disorders remain limited...
December 29, 2016: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994385/exchange-transfusion-for-babesiosis-when-how-and-how-long
#5
Pramod K Guru, John C O Horo, Heidi D Lehrke, Jeffrey L Winters, John W Wilson
Babesiosis is a zoonotic disease transmitted by Ixodes ticks seen in the United States and parts of Europe. Because of the typically mild course of most infections, the disease is uncommonly seen in clinical practice. However, asplenic patients can develop a life-threatening infection. The first line of therapy for Babesia infections is antiparasitic medications; however, red blood cell (RBC) exchange transfusion has been described as an adjunct therapy. We describe a severe case of babesiosis in an asplenic patient and review the evidence, indications, and protocols for RBC exchange transfusion in this setting...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966744/absence-of-toxicity-and-genotoxicity-in-an-extract-of-rubus-coriifolius
#6
S González-Hernández, D González-Ramírez, M I Dávila-Rodríguez, A Jimenez-Arellanez, M Meckes-Fischer, S Said-Fernández, E I Cortés-Gutiérrez
Rubus coriifolius Focke is a wild plant from the Rosaceae family. It grows in both Guatemala and Mexico. The polar extract of the aerial parts of this plant has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-protozoal activities. These properties may explain the traditional use of this plant. In vivo and in vitro assays were used to assess the genotoxic and toxic effects of an ethanol extract of the aerial parts of R. coriifolius. Three groups of rats were orally administered the R. coriifolius extract diluted in ethanol (5%) at doses of 1...
December 2, 2016: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932475/intercalated-cell-depletion-and-vacuolar-h-atpase-mistargeting-in-an-ae1-r607h-knockin-model
#7
Rizwan Mumtaz, Francesco Trepiccione, J Christopher Hennings, Antje K Huebner, Bettina Serbin, Nicolas Picard, A K M Shahid Ullah, Teodor G Păunescu, Diane E Capen, Rawad M Lashhab, Isabelle Mouro-Chanteloup, Seth L Alper, Carsten A Wagner, Emmanuelle Cordat, Dennis Brown, Dominique Eladari, Christian A Hübner
Distal nephron acid secretion is mediated by highly specialized type A intercalated cells (A-ICs), which contain vacuolar H(+)-ATPase (V-type ATPase)-rich vesicles that fuse with the apical plasma membrane on demand. Intracellular bicarbonate generated by luminal H(+) secretion is removed by the basolateral anion-exchanger AE1. Chronically reduced renal acid excretion in distal renal tubular acidosis (dRTA) may lead to nephrocalcinosis and renal failure. Studies in MDCK monolayers led to the proposal of a dominant-negative trafficking mechanism to explain AE1-associated dominant dRTA...
December 8, 2016: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881556/nitrite-and-s-nitrosohemoglobin-exchange-across-the-human-cerebral-and-femoral-circulation-relationship-to-basal-and-exercise-blood-flow-responses-to-hypoxia
#8
Damian M Bailey, Peter Rasmussen, Morten Overgaard, Kevin A Evans, Aske M Bohm, Thomas Seifert, Patrice Brassard, Morten Zaar, Henning B Nielsen, Peter Raven, Niels H Secher
BACKGROUND: -The mechanisms underlying red blood cell (RBC)-mediated hypoxic vasodilation remain controversial with separate roles for nitrite (NO2(-)) and S-nitrosohemoglobin (SNO-Hb) widely contested given their ability to transduce nitric oxide (NO) bioactivity within the microcirculation. To establish their relative contribution in vivo, we quantified arterial-venous (a-v) concentration gradients across the human cerebral and femoral circulation at rest and during exercise, an ideal model system characterized by physiological extremes of O2 tension and blood flow...
November 15, 2016: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829071/finite-element-model-of-oxygen-transport-for-the-design-of-geometrically-complex-microfluidic-devices-used-in-biological-studies
#9
Richard J Sové, Graham M Fraser, Daniel Goldman, Christopher G Ellis
Red blood cells play a crucial role in the local regulation of oxygen supply in the microcirculation through the oxygen dependent release of ATP. Since red blood cells serve as an oxygen sensor for the circulatory system, the dynamics of ATP release determine the effectiveness of red blood cells to relate the oxygen levels to the vessels. Previous work has focused on the feasibility of developing a microfluidic system to measure the dynamics of ATP release. The objective was to determine if a steep oxygen gradient could be developed in the channel to cause a rapid decrease in hemoglobin oxygen saturation in order to measure the corresponding levels of ATP released from the red blood cells...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813144/arterio-venous-fistula-for-automated-red-blood-cells-exchange-in-patients-with-sickle-cell-disease-complications-and-outcomes
#10
Marianne Delville, Sandra Manceau, Nassim Ait Abdallah, Jan Stolba, Sameh Awad, Thibaud Damy, Barnabas Gellen, Laurent Sabbah, Karima Debbache, Vincent Audard, Jean-Louis Beaumont, Cécile Arnaud, Christelle Chantalat-Auger, Françoise Driss, François Lefrère, Marina Cavazzana, Gilbert Franco, Frederic Galacteros, Jean-Antoine Ribeil, Justine Gellen-Dautremer
Erythrocytapheresis (ER) can improve outcome in patients with sickle cell disease (SCD). A good vascular access is required but frequently it can be difficult to obtain for sickle cell patients. Arterio-venous fistulas (AVFs) have been suggested for ER in SCD supported by limited evidence. We report the largest cohort of ER performed with AVFs from three French SCD reference centers. Data of SCD patients undergoing ER with AVFs in the French SCD reference center were retrospectively collected. The inclusion criteria were: SS or Sβ-Thalassemia and AVF surgery for ER...
November 4, 2016: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807857/blood-products-use-in-france-a-nationwide-cross-sectional-survey
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Anne-Marie Fillet, Maxime Desmarets, Suzanne Assari, Jean-François Quaranta, Anne François, Aurore Pugin, Anne Schuhmacher, Bernard Lassale, Elisabeth Monnet, Philippe Cabre, Dominique Legrand, Delphine Binda, Rachid Djoudi
BACKGROUND: Blood products use has increased in France between 2000 and 2011. To understand the reasons for this increase, data about transfused patients and transfusion practices needed to be updated. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: A nationwide cross-sectional survey was performed with health care establishments. Diagnoses and indication for the transfusion, pretransfusion laboratory results, and blood products used were collected during a randomly selected 24-hour period in 2011...
December 2016: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789125/comparison-of-spectra-optia-and-cobe-spectra-apheresis-systems-performances-for-red-blood-cell-exchange-procedures
#12
Jaehyup Kim, Ranjit Joseph, Karen Matevosyan, Ravi Sarode
BACKGROUND: Spectra Optia (Terumo BCT, Lakewood, CO) was FDA approved for red blood cell exchange (RBCx) procedures in January 2014 and is expected to replace COBE spectra (Terumo BCT) very soon in the USA. The performance characteristics of these devices for Isovolemic Hemodilution (IHD-RBCx) procedure were compared in this study. METHODS: A total of 114 IHD-RBCx procedures from 19 patients were analyzed. For every patient, three procedures on each device with similar pre-procedure hematocrits were compared...
December 2016: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777410/red-blood-cell-thickness-is-evolutionarily-constrained-by-slow-hemoglobin-restricted-diffusion-in-cytoplasm
#13
Sarah L Richardson, Pawel Swietach
During capillary transit, red blood cells (RBCs) must exchange large quantities of CO2 and O2 in typically less than one second, but the degree to which this is rate-limited by diffusion through cytoplasm is not known. Gas diffusivity is intuitively assumed to be fast and this would imply that the intracellular path-length, defined by RBC shape, is not a factor that could meaningfully compromise physiology. Here, we evaluated CO2 diffusivity (DCO2) in RBCs and related our results to cell shape. DCO2 inside RBCs was determined by fluorescence imaging of [H(+)] dynamics in cells under superfusion...
October 25, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765664/differentiation-of-pernicious-anemia-from-thrombotic-thrombocytopenic-purpura-the-clinical-value-of-subtle-pathologic-findings
#14
Daniel W Abbott, Kenneth D Friedman, Matthew S Karafin
BACKGROUND: Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) is a microangiopathic hemolytic anemia that requires emergent treatment with plasma exchange and is one of the most important conditions for which apheresis service professionals are consulted. Careful interpretation of initial laboratory values and the peripheral blood smear is a critical first step to determining the need for plasma exchange because other conditions can show deceptively similar red cell morphology, and ADAMTS13 levels are often not rapidly available...
December 2016: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759170/erythrocytapheresis-for-chronic-transfusion-therapy-in-sickle-cell-disease-survey-of-current-practices-and-review-of-the-literature
#15
Shannon Kelly, Keith Quirolo, Anne Marsh, Lynne Neumayr, Alicia Garcia, Brian Custer
BACKGROUND: Chronic red blood cell (RBC) transfusion therapy (CTT) is an integral component of the management of severe sickle cell disease (SCD) and can prevent complications, such as stroke. RBC units can be administered via simple transfusion or exchange transfusion, and erythrocytapheresis (automated RBC exchange transfusion [aRBX]), is increasingly used for CTT. Comparisons of simple and aRBX transfusions are limited, and the current scope of aRBX use is not known. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: We administered a survey to define current transfusion practices for CTT and performed a review of the erythrocytapheresis literature...
October 19, 2016: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27723109/red-blood-cell-exchange-2015-american-society-for-apheresis-consensus-conference-on-the-management-of-patients-with-sickle-cell-disease
#16
Ravi Sarode, Samir K Ballas, Alicia Garcia, Haewon C Kim, Karen King, Bruce Sachais, Lance A Williams
The American Society for Apheresis (ASFA) conducted a one-day consensus conference on red blood cell exchange (RBCx) in sickle cell disease (SCD) during its annual meeting in San Antonio, TX, on May 5, 2015. The authors of this article, a subcommittee of ASFA's Clinical Applications Committee, developed several questions with regard to pathophysiology of SCD and use of RBCx in the management of various complications. These questions were provided to the seven invited speakers who are the experts in the field of SCD...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Apheresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27717063/structure-of-the-slc4-transporter-bor1p-in-an-inward-facing-conformation
#17
Nicolas Coudray, Sean L Seyler, Ralph Lasala, Zhening Zhang, Kathy M Clark, Mark E Dumont, Alexis Rohou, Oliver Beckstein, David L Stokes
Bor1p is a secondary transporter in yeast that is responsible for boron transport. Bor1p belongs to the SLC4 family which controls bicarbonate exchange and pH regulation in animals as well as borate uptake in plants. The SLC4 family is more distantly related to members of the Amino acid-Polyamine-organoCation (APC) superfamily, which includes well studied transporters such as LeuT, Mhp1, AdiC, vSGLT, UraA, SLC26Dg. Their mechanism generally involves relative movements of two domains: a core domain that binds substrate and a gate domain that in many cases mediates dimerization...
January 2017: Protein Science: a Publication of the Protein Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27696710/the-productivity-limit-of-manufacturing-blood-cell-therapy-in-scalable-stirred-bioreactors
#18
Rachel Bayley, Forhad Ahmed, Katie Glen, Mark McCall, Adrian Stacey, Robert Thomas
Manufacture of red blood cells (RBCs) from progenitors has been proposed as a method to reduce reliance on donors. Such a process would need to be extremely efficient for economic viability given a relatively low value product and high 2E12 cell dose. Therefore, the aim of these studies was to define the productivity of an industry standard stirred-tank bioreactor and determine engineering limitations of commercial RBC production. Cord blood derived CD34+ cells were cultured under erythroid differentiation conditions in a stirred micro-bioreactor (ambr™)...
October 1, 2016: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27664105/autologous-intrauterine-transfusion-in-a-case-of-anti-u
#19
Sumaiya Adam, Hennie Lombaard
BACKGROUND: Minor red blood cell antibodies are becoming a more common cause of hemolytic disease of the newborn. Anti-U are a rare alloantibody found almost exclusively in people of black descent. There is limited experience to guide the management of pregnancies complicated by anti-U. Furthermore, there is often no suitable cross-matched blood available for transfusion of a patient with anti-U. CASE REPORT: A 21-year-old P0G1 presented at 25 weeks' gestation with D- disease in pregnancy...
December 2016: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27651854/alterations-in-red-blood-cell-functionality-induced-by-an-indole-scaffold-containing-a-y-iminodiketo-moiety-potential-antiproliferative-conditions
#20
Angela Scala, Silvana Ficarra, Annamaria Russo, Davide Barreca, Elena Giunta, Antonio Galtieri, Giovanni Grassi, Ester Tellone
We have recently proposed a new erythrocyte-based model of study to predict the antiproliferative effects of selected heterocyclic scaffolds. Starting from the metabolic similarity between erythrocytes and cancer cells, we have demonstrated how the metabolic derangement induced by an indolone-based compound (DPIT) could be related to its antiproliferative effects. In order to prove the validity of our biochemical approach, in the present study the effects on erythrocyte functionality of its chemical precursor (PID), whose synthesis we reported, were investigated...
2016: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
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