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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922011/detecting-stoichiometry-of-macromolecular-complexes-in-live-cells-using-fret
#1
Manu Ben-Johny, Daniel N Yue, David T Yue
The stoichiometry of macromolecular interactions is fundamental to cellular signalling yet challenging to detect from living cells. Fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) is a powerful phenomenon for characterizing close-range interactions whereby a donor fluorophore transfers energy to a closely juxtaposed acceptor. Recognizing that FRET measured from the acceptor's perspective reports a related but distinct quantity versus the donor, we utilize the ratiometric comparison of the two to obtain the stoichiometry of a complex...
December 6, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920796/neutrophil-gelatinase-associated-lipocalin-fibroblast-growth-factor-23-and-soluble-klotho-in-long-term-kidney-donors
#2
Inga Strand Thorsen, Inger Hjørdis Bleskestad, Grete Jonsson, Øyvind Skadberg, Lasse Gunnar Gøransson
BACKGROUND: The best treatment for end-stage renal disease (ESRD) is kidney transplantation. Twenty-seven percent of transplantations in Norway are from living donors. Recent studies have shown an increased risk of ESRD and increased mortality in donors. The aim of this study was to determine if the levels of the new biomarkers neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL), soluble Klotho (sKlotho), and fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) are changed in kidney donors with normal kidney function defined as an estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) >60 ml/min/1...
September 2016: Nephron Extra
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919635/a-critical-assessment-on-kidney-allocation-systems
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REVIEW
Richard N Formica
The kidney allocation system that took effect on December 4, 2014 represents a significant improvement over the prior approach. It seeks to improve outcomes by longevity matching - pairing kidneys expected to function the longest with recipients expected to live the longest. It addresses the biological barriers faced by highly sensitized patients in an evidence based fashion and it begins to introduce the concept of medical need into kidney allocation by crediting time from the starting dialysis to a patient's waiting time...
October 8, 2016: Transplantation Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918374/the-international-liver-transplant-society-ilts-living-donor-liver-transplant-recipient-guideline
#4
Charles M Miller, Cristiano Quintini, Anil Dhawan, Francois Durand, Julie K Heimbach, Leona Kim-Schluger, Eirini Kyrana, Sung-Gyu Lee, Jan Lerut, Chung-Mau Lo, Elizabeth Anne Pomfret
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 1, 2016: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916123/a-mitochondria-targeted-fluorescence-probe-for-ratiometric-detection-of-endogenous-hypochlorite-in-the-living-cells
#5
Wen-Li Wu, Xuan Zhao, Long-Long Xi, Miao-Fei Huang, Wen-Hui Zeng, Jun-Ying Miao, Bao-Xiang Zhao
A mitochondria-targeted fluorescence probe (CPBT) for ratiometric detection of endogenous hypochlorite in the living cells was developed. CPBT could detect hypochlorite with high selectivity and sensitivity in a ratiometric manner based on FRET mechanism. In absence of hypochlorite, when CPBT was excited with absorption maximum wavelength of the donor moiety, it showed the emission of acceptor moiety because of FRET process. However, in the presence of hypochlorite, the reaction of CC double bond with hypochlorite interrupted the conjugation system resulting in the inhibition of FRET process and the emission of the donor moiety...
January 15, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915961/immediate-vascular-complications-after-kidney-transplant-experience-from-2100-recipients
#6
Mahmoud Tavakkoli, Reza Mahdavi Zafarghandi, Rahim Taghavi, Alireza Ghoreifi, Masoud Mahdavi Zafarghandi
OBJECTIVES: Vascular complications, especially immediate events during kidney transplant, are the major cause of graft loss, and prompt surgical intervention is important for salvage of the graft and recipient. In this study, our aim was to show our experiences with vascular interventions and their effects on graft outcomes in transplant patients with suspected immediate vascular events. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Over 24 years (from 1990 to 2014), 2100 renal transplant procedures (1562 living and 538 deceased donors) were performed by one fixed team...
December 2, 2016: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914702/renal-xenotransplantation-experimental-progress-and-clinical-prospects
#7
Martin Wijkstrom, Hayato Iwase, Wayne Paris, Hidetaka Hara, Mohamed Ezzelarab, David K C Cooper
There are >100,000 patients waiting for kidney transplants in the United States and a vast need worldwide. Xenotransplantation, in the form of the transplantation of kidneys from genetically engineered pigs, offers the possibility of overcoming the chronic shortage of deceased and living human donors. These genetic manipulations can take the form of (i) knockout of pig genes that are responsible for the expression of antigens against which the primate (human or nonhuman primate) has natural "preformed" antibodies that bind and initiate complement-mediated destruction or (ii) the insertion of human transgenes that provide protection against the human complement, coagulation, or inflammatory responses...
November 30, 2016: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913900/bone-mineral-density-of-extremities-is-associated-with-coronary-calcification-and-biopsy-verified-vascular-calcification-in-living-donor-renal-transplant-recipients
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Zhimin Chen, Jia Sun, Mathias Haarhaus, Peter Barany, Lars Wennberg, Jonaz Ripsweden, Torkel B Brismar, Bengt Lindholm, Annika Wernerson, Magnus Söderberg, Peter Stenvinkel, Abdul Rashid Qureshi
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) mineral and bone disorders (CKD-MBD) may lead to low bone mineral density (BMD) and vascular calcification (VC), but links to the latter are unclear. Here we investigated associations between BMD, coronary artery calcium (CAC) scores, and histological signs of VC in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients undergoing living-donor kidney transplantation (LD-Rtx). In 66 ESRD patients (median age 45 years, 68% males), BMD (by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry, DXA), CAC score (by computed tomography, CT; n = 54), and degree of VC score (graded by histological examination of epigastric artery specimens collected at LD-Rtx; n = 55) were assessed at the time of LD-Rtx...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909288/reconstruction-of-isolated-inferior-right-hepatic-vein-s-in-right-lobe-living-donor-liver-transplantation-using-polytetrafluoroethylene-grafts-a-new-feasible-concept-technique-of-bridging-conduit-venoplasty-and-outcomes
#9
Ashok Thorat, Shih-Chao Hsu, Horng-Ren Yang, Ping-Chun Li, Ming-Li Li, Chun-Chieh Yeh, Te-Hung Chen, Kin-Shing Poon, Long-Bin Jeng
BACKGROUND Right lobe living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) remains the most common form of liver transplantation in Asia. However, reconstruction of the venous outflow in a right liver allograft may pose technical difficulties if hepatic venous variations are present. Recently, much emphasis has been given to the reconstruction of large and multiple inferior right hepatic veins (IRHVs). The method of reconstructive technique, type of vascular grafts, and the outcome after the procedure have been a point of debate...
December 2, 2016: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909287/elevated-fasting-plasma-glucose-before-liver-transplantation-is-associated-with-lower-post-transplant-survival
#10
Emi Katsura, Tatsuki Ichikawa, Naota Taura, Hisamitsu Miyaaki, Satoshi Miuma, Hidetaka Shibata, Takuya Honda, Masaaki Hidaka, Akihiko Soyama, Fuminao Takeshima, Susumu Eguchi, Kazuhiko Nakao
BACKGROUND The risk of liver cirrhosis is higher among individuals with diabetes mellitus, and a cirrhotic patient with diabetes may have a poorer prognosis after liver transplantation compared to a patient without diabetes. Thus, we evaluated whether fasting plasma glucose prior to receiving a liver transplant was a prognostic factor for post-transplant survival. MATERIAL AND METHODS Ninety-one patients received a living donor liver transplant between November 2005 and December 2012. Patients were considered diabetic if they were prescribed diabetes medications or had impaired glucose tolerance as measured by an oral glucose tolerance test...
December 2, 2016: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908472/-transplant-nurse-coordinator-a-key-mission
#11
Catherine Fournier, Lydie Lerrat
An essential link in the functioning of a transplant ward, the kidney transplant nurse coordinator plays a major role in supporting the donor and recipient along the living donor transplant pathway. Informing, organising, supporting are part of their daily practice.
December 2016: Revue de L'infirmière
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908471/-removal-and-transplant-synchronised-surgical-procedures
#12
Jacques Hubert, Luc Frimat
Since 2001, the team of the organ and tissue procurement unit of Nancy general hospital has practised the minimally invasive laparoscopic organ removal procedure through robot-assisted surgery. Here the team shares its expertise in the area of kidney removal from a living donor. Perfectly synchronised with the procedure of the team in charge of the transplant, the surgical stages are carried out in sequence ensuring optimal safety for the donor and recipient.
December 2016: Revue de L'infirmière
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908470/-psychological-specificities-of-living-donor-kidney-transplantation
#13
Élodie Papeloux-Heitzmann
For people with end-stage kidney disease, a transplant is the promise of a future without dialysis. Living donor kidney transplantation comprises many specificities and is distinct from cadaveric donor transplantation. Some psychological aspects explain these specificities. They may be subconscious and difficult to access, but it is essential to decipher them in order to adapt the support provided to these people.
December 2016: Revue de L'infirmière
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908469/-ethics-and-kidney-transplants-with-living-donors
#14
Marie-France Mamzer Bruneel
The ethical debate surrounding transplant practices questions our societies. International recommendations set out numerous precautions which must be taken to ensure that donors act with their free will. While in most countries, including France, organ donation is a voluntary and non-commercial act, a black market exists in the world resulting in the trafficking of organs and tragic transplant tourism.
December 2016: Revue de L'infirmière
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908467/-towards-the-development-of-living-donor-kidney-transplantation
#15
Marie-Alice Macher
Living donor kidney transplantation has been increasing since 2008. Living donors represent a significant potential for organ transplants, in a context where the needs outstrip the availability of organs from deceased donors. However, patients are still poorly informed regarding the conditions in which these transplants are possible.
December 2016: Revue de L'infirmière
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907917/simple-cysts-in-donor-kidney-contribute-to-reduced-allograft-function
#16
Wenxian Qiu, Yan Jiang, Jianyong Wu, Hongfeng Huang, Wenqing Xie, Xishao Xie, Jianghua Chen, Wenhan Peng
BACKGROUND: Simple renal cysts may be an early marker of renal disease. We investigated whether simple cysts in donor kidney are associated with the decline of allograft function in living donor kidney transplantation. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed records of donors and recipients from 716 living donor kidney transplants performed between April 2007 and April 2015 in our hospital. Ninety-one donors with renal cysts and 64 recipients with cysts in donor kidney were noted...
December 2, 2016: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907065/statistical-frailty-modeling-for-quantitative-analysis-of-exocytotic-events-recorded-by-live-cell-imaging-rapid-release-of-insulin-containing-granules-is-impaired-in-human-diabetic-%C3%AE-cells
#17
Giuliana Cortese, Nikhil R Gandasi, Sebastian Barg, Morten Gram Pedersen
Hormones and neurotransmitters are released when secretory granules or synaptic vesicles fuse with the cell membrane, a process denoted exocytosis. Modern imaging techniques, in particular total internal reflection fluorescence (TIRF) microscopy, allow the investigator to monitor secretory granules at the plasma membrane before and when they undergo exocytosis. However, rigorous statistical approaches for temporal analysis of such exocytosis data are still lacking. We propose here that statistical methods from time-to-event (also known as survival) analysis are well suited for the problem...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906825/living-uterus-donors-the-role-of-future-research-in-addressing-ethical-considerations
#18
Ana S Iltis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 1, 2016: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906775/improving-liver-allocation-using-optimized-neighborhoods
#19
Vikram Kilambi, Sanjay Mehrotra
BACKGROUND: Geographic disparities persist in access to liver transplantation. Candidates with similar urgency experience varying opportunities for transplants across the US. Policymakers are poised to act and 1 proposal entails reorganizing the current OPTN of 11 regions into 8 districts. However, redistricting has the shortcomings that OPOs are disconnected from their immediate neighbors by district borders and that it is not easily responsive to uncertainty resulting from variability in donor and listing rates...
October 7, 2016: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904728/reconstruction-of-postburn-contracture-of-the-forefoot-using-the-anterolateral-thigh-flap
#20
Sang Hyun Lee, Sung Jin An, Nu Ri Kim, Um Ji Kim, Jeung Il Kim
BACKGROUND: Severe forefoot deformities, particularly those involving the dorsum of the foot, cause inconvenience in daily activities of living including moderate pain on the dorsal aspect of the contracted foot while walking and difficulty in wearing nonsupportive shoes due to toe contractures. This paper presents clinical results of reconstruction of severe forefoot deformity using the anterolateral thigh (ALT) free flap. METHODS: Severe forefoot deformities were reconstructed using ALT flaps in 7 patients (8 cases) between March 2012 and December 2015...
December 2016: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery
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