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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715596/influence-of-physical-exercise-on-%C3%AE-amyloid-%C3%AE-synuclein-and-tau-accumulation-an-in-vitro-model-of-oxidative-stress-in-human-red-blood-cells
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C Iofrida, S Daniele, D Pietrobono, J Fusi, F Galetta, M L Trincavelli, U Bonuccelli, F Franzoni, C Martini
A common pathological feature of neurodegenerative disorders (NDs), such as Alzheimer's (AD) and Parkinson's (PD) diseases, is the abnormal accumulation and misfolding of specific proteins, primarily α-synuclein (α-syn), β-amyloid1-42 (Aβ) and tau, in brain and in peripheral tissues too. Oxidative stress has been proved to be involved in NDs at various levels and, in particular, in such protein alterations, on the contrary physical activity is emerging as a counteracting factor in NDs. In the present work, the content of Aβ, α-syn and tau in red blood cells (RBCs) derived from ten endurance athletes (ATHL) and ten sedentary volunteers (SED) were compared before and after in vitrooxidative stress treatment...
July 1, 2017: Archives Italiennes de Biologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714578/efficacy-and-initial-safety-profile-of-cxcl12-treatment-in-a-rodent-model-of-urinary-sphincter-deficiency
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J Koudy Williams, Ashley Dean, Shannon Lankford, Karl-Erik Andersson
Disappointing results of skeletal muscle precursor cell (skMPC) therapy for women with intrinsic urinary sphincter deficiency (ISD) associated urinary incontinence has increased interest in alternative sphincter regenerative approaches. This study was to measure the safety and efficacy of the cell homing chemokine CXCL12 versus skMPCs in a rat model of ISD. Thirty-six adult female Sprague Dawley rats were divided into 6 treatment (Tx) conditions: (a) no ISD/noTx [Control]; (b) ISD/noTx; (c) ISD + skMPCs; (d) ISD + 3...
July 17, 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707594/in-vitro-effects-of-nickel-on-healthy-non-allergic-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-the-role-of-red-grape-polyphenols
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Thea Magrone, Rosaria Salvatore, Anna Spagnoletta, Manrico Magrone, Matteo Antonio Russo, Emilio Jirillo
BACKGROUND: Nickel (Ni) is widely distributed in the environment and continuous exposure to this metal may lead to pathological manifestations, such as the human allergic contact dermatitis. METHODS: The in vitro effects of Ni on human healthy non allergic peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) in the absence or presence of red grape polyphenols have been evaluated. In the culture supernatants, levels of cytokines have been determined by ELISA, while nitric oxide (NO) concentration has been evaluated by a colorimetric procedure...
July 13, 2017: Endocrine, Metabolic & Immune Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697416/depression-and-anxiety-symptoms-are-associated-with-white-blood-cell-count-and-red-cell-distribution-width-a-sex-stratified-analysis-in-a-population-based-study
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Mojtaba Shafiee, Maryam Tayefi, Seyed Mahdi Hassanian, Zahra Ghaneifar, Mohammad Reza Parizadeh, Amir Avan, Farzad Rahmani, Zahra Khorasanchi, Mahmoud Reza Azarpajouh, Hamideh Safarian, Mohsen Moohebati, Alireza Heidari-Bakavoli, Habibolah Esmaeili, Mohsen Nematy, Mohammad Safarian, Mahmoud Ebrahimi, Gordon A Ferns, Naghmeh Mokhber, Majid Ghayour-Mobarhan
BACKGROUND: Depression and anxiety are two common mood disorders that are both linked to systemic inflammation. Increased white blood cell (WBC) count and red cell distribution width (RDW) are associated with negative clinical outcomes in a wide variety of pathological conditions. WBC is a non-specific inflammatory marker and RDW is also strongly related to other inflammatory markers. Therefore, we proposed that there might be an association between these hematological inflammatory markers and depression/anxiety symptoms...
July 3, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692493/the-application-of-technetium-99m-red-blood-cell-scintigraphy-in-the-diagnosis-of-orbital-cavernous-hemangioma
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Hua Dong, Zuncheng Zhang, Yongtao Guo, Hong Zhang, Wengui Xu
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical value of technetium-99m-red blood cell (Tc-RBC) scintigraphy in the diagnosis of orbital cavernous hemangioma (OCH). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Forty-one patients with pathologically confirmed orbital mass, of which 10 were OCH, underwent Tc-RBC scintigraphy in this study. The scanning procedure included an initial perfusion phase, followed by an early and a delayed blood pool phase. All patients underwent ultrasonography and computed tomography (CT), and 15 patients also underwent MRI...
July 7, 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679995/thrombotic-microangiopathy-due-to-malignant-hypertension-complicated-with-late-onset-bleeding-after-renal-biopsy
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Saki Ameda, Hiroyuki Kuroda, Michiko Yamada, Ken Sato, Shogo Miura, Hiroya Sakano, Takanori Shibata, Naoki Uemura, Tomoyuki Abe, Shigeyuki Fujii, Masahiro Maeda, Miri Fujita, Masayoshi Kobune, Junji Kato
A 47-year-old man presented at a local ophthalmological hospital with blurred vision. He had been diagnosed with hypertensive retinopathy and renal failure and was referred to our hospital for treatment. A renal biopsy was done to evaluate pathology of high proteinuria, hematuria, and rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis. Blood pressure remained high despite antihypertensive therapy; anemia and thrombocytopenia gradually progressed. Thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) was suspected based on red blood cell fragmentation due to hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, and renal failure...
2017: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679447/in-vitro-inhibition-and-reversal-of-plasmodium-falciparum-cytoadherence-to-endothelium-by-monoclonal-antibodies-to-icam-1-and-cd36
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Khairul M F Mustaffa, Janet Storm, Megan Whittaker, Tadge Szestak, Alister G Craig
BACKGROUND: Sequestration of parasitized red blood cells from the peripheral circulation during an infection with Plasmodium falciparum is caused by an interaction between the parasite protein PfEMP1 and receptors on the surface of host endothelial cells, known as cytoadherence. Several lines of evidence point to a link between the pathology of severe malaria and cytoadherence, therefore blocking adhesion receptors involved in this process could be a good target to inhibit pRBC sequestration and prevent disease...
July 5, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676008/repurposing-pharmaceuticals-as-neuroprotective-agents-for-cerebral-malaria
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Hannah M Brooks, Michael T Hawkes
BACKGROUND: Cerebral malaria (CM) is a severe complication of Plasmodium falciparum infection which may result in death or developmental disability. The pathologic processes leading to CM are not fully elucidated; however, widely accepted mechanisms include parasite sequestration, release of infected red blood cell contents, activation of endothelial cells, increased inflammatory responses, and ultimately dysfunction of the neurovascular unit (NVU). The endothelium plays a central role in these processes as the site of parasitized erythrocyte sequestration and as the regulator of fluid extravasation into the central nervous system...
July 4, 2017: Current Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671346/prothrombotic-aspects-of-sickle-cell-disease
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E Sparkenbaugh, R Pawlinski
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a hematologic disorder caused by a well-characterized point mutation in the β-globin gene. Abnormal polymerization of hemoglobin tetramers results in the formation of sickle red blood cells that leads to vascular occlusions, hemolytic anemia, vascular inflammation and cumulative, multiple organ damage. Ongoing activation of coagulation is another hallmark of SCD. Recent studies strongly suggested that hypercoagulation in SCD is not just a secondary event but contributes directly to the disease pathophysiology...
July 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658763/erythrocytes-and-platelets-a-critical-analysis-of-their-ontogenic-relationship-through-automated-parameters
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Deepak Kumar, Padmapriya Kasukurti, Srinivasa Murthy
INTRODUCTION: Erythrocytes and platelets share an intimate development history, due to which special interest is centered on their relationship. Mature Red Blood Cells (RBCs) and platelets show a similar physiological rhythm, and are concurrently involved in numerous pathologic states. AIM: To identify subtle relationships between various RBC and platelet parameters with an objective to analyse if a linear correlation co-exists between and among them in physiological/pathological states...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646215/single-molecule-and-multiple-bond-characterization-of-catch-bond-associated-cytoadhesion-in-malaria
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Ying Bena Lim, Juzar Thingna, Jianshu Cao, Chwee Teck Lim
The adhesion of malaria infected red blood cells (iRBCs) to host endothelial receptors in the microvasculature, or cytoadhesion, is associated with severe disease pathology such as multiple organ failure and cerebral malaria. Malaria iRBCs have been shown to bind to several receptors, of which intercellular adhesion molecule 1 (ICAM-1) upregulation in brain microvasculature is the only one correlated to cerebral malaria. We utilize a biophysical approach to study the interactions between iRBCs and ICAM-1. At the single molecule level, force spectroscopy experiments reveal that ICAM-1 forms catch bond interactions with Plasmodium falciparum parasite iRBCs...
June 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641093/hematological-parameters-and-red-blood-cell-morphological-abnormality-of-glucose-6-phosphate-dehydrogenase-deficiency-co-inherited-with-thalassemia
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Jutharat Pengon, Saovaros Svasti, Sumalee Kamchonwongpaisan, Phantip Vattanaviboon
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G-6-PD) deficiency and thalassemia are genetically independent hemolytic disorders. Co-inheritance of both disorders may affect red blood cell pathology to a greater extent than normally seen in either disorder alone. This study determines the prevalence and evaluates hematological changes of G-6-PD deficiency and thalassemia co-inheritance. METHODS: G-6-PD deficiency was screened from 200 male thalassemia blood samples using a fluorescent spot test...
June 15, 2017: Hematology/oncology and Stem Cell Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637002/associations-of-high-altitude-polycythemia-with-polymorphisms-in-epha2-and-agt-in-chinese-han-and-tibetan-populations
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Lijun Liu, Yao Zhang, Zhiying Zhang, Yiduo Zhao, Xiaowei Fan, Lifeng Ma, Yuan Zhang, Haijin He, Longli Kang
High altitude polycythemia (HAPC) refers to the long-term living in the plateau of the hypoxia environment is not accustomed to cause red blood cell hyperplasia. The pathological changes are mainly the various organs and tissue congestion, blood stasis and hypoxia damage. Although chronic hypoxia is the main cause of HAPC, the related molecular mechanisms remain largely unclear. This study aims to explore the genetic basis of HAPC in the Chinese Han and Tibetan populations. We enrolled 100 patients (70 Han, 30 Tibetan) with HAPC and 100 healthy control subjects (30 Han, 70 Tibetan)...
June 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629694/interleukin-6-participation-in-pathology-of-ocular-diseases
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REVIEW
Forouhe Zahir-Jouzdani, Fatemeh Atyabi, Nazanin Mojtabavi
Interleukin-6 (IL-6) is a multifunctional cytokine that affects a variety of cells in the body such as osteoclasts, hepatocytes, endothelial cells, epithelial cells, white and red blood cells and etc. Elevated levels of IL-6 have been detected in many ocular diseases. Studies show that IL-6 has a major role in the pathology of glaucoma, CRVO, macular edema, ocular neovascularization, posterior capsule opacity formation, keratitis, dry eye disease, allergic eye disease, ocular autoimmune disease, corneal chemical burn, ocular inflammation and so on...
June 10, 2017: Pathophysiology: the Official Journal of the International Society for Pathophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629515/mutual-cross-talk-between-iron-homeostasis-and-erythropoiesis
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Ilona Rybinska, Gaetano Cairo
Iron is necessary for physiological processes essential for the activity of all cells, but the erythropoietic compartment is a privileged iron consumer. In fact, a considerable amount of iron is daily required for hemoglobin synthesis and erythroid cell proliferation. Therefore, a tight link exists between iron metabolism and erythropoiesis. The iron needed for hemoglobin synthesis is mainly ensured by inhibiting hepcidin expression, thereby increasing both ferroportin-mediated iron export from the duodenal absorptive cells and iron release from the reticuloendothelial cells that process old and/or damaged red blood cells...
2017: Vitamins and Hormones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624002/pathophysiology-of-venous-ulceration
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REVIEW
Joel M Crawford, Brajesh K Lal, Walter N Durán, Peter J Pappas
Our understanding of the pathophysiologic process of venous ulceration has dramatically increased during the past two decades because of dedicated, venous-specific basic science research. Currently, the mechanisms regulating venous ulceration are a combination of macroscopic and microscopic pathologic processes. Macroscopic alterations refer to pathologic processes related to varicose vein formation, vein wall architecture, and cellular abnormalities that impair venous function. These processes are primarily caused by genetic factors that lead to the destruction of normal vein wall architecture and venous hypertension...
July 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614812/the-discovery-of-water-channels-aquaporins
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Dennis Brown
The movement of water into and out of cells is a fundamental biological process that is essential for life. Such water movement not only regulates the activity of individual cells but also is responsible for the functioning of many organ systems and for maintaining whole body water balance. It had long been suspected that water movement across biological cell membranes was in some way enhanced or facilitated by pores or channels, but the search to identify these channels was long and tedious. As is often the case in science, the secret of the water channel was eventually discovered by chance in 1992 by Peter Agre and his colleagues at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, who were working on red blood cell membrane proteins...
2017: Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614362/effect-of-pathological-heterogeneity-on-shear-wave-elasticity-imaging-in-the-staging-of-deep-venous-thrombosis
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Xiaona Liu, Na Li, Chaoyang Wen
BACKGROUND: We aimed to observe the relationship between the pathological components of a deep venous thrombus (DVT), which was divided into three parts, and the findings on quantitative ultrasonic shear wave elastography (SWE) to increase the accuracy of thrombus staging in a rabbit model. METHODS: A flow stenosis-induced vein thrombosis model was used, and the thrombus was divided into three parts (head, body and tail), which were associated with corresponding observation points...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614220/rituximab-was-used-to-treat-recurrent-igg4-related-hypophysitis-with-ophthalmopathy-as-the-initial-presentation-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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REVIEW
Wei-Jun Gu, Qian Zhang, Jian Zhu, Jie Li, Shi-Hui Wei, Yi-Ming Mu
RATIONALE: Immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4)-related hypophysitis is a type of IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD), which is characterized by plasma cells infiltration in the pituitary causing functional changes and (or) space-occupying effect in the pituitary. IgG4-related hypophysitis is sensitive to hormone therapy in most patients, but recurrence is very likely. PATIENT CONCERNS: Here, we report a 57-year-old male patient with bilateral eye redness as the initial presentation...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603913/a-common-complication-of-myelofibrosis-presenting-as-a-rare-finding-in-cerebrospinal-fluid-cytology
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Roberto Ruiz-Cordero, Jeffrey L Jorgensen, Savitri Krishnamurthy, Gene Landon
Herein, we present a rare case of intracranial extramedullary hematopoiesis (EMH) diagnosed by cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) cytology and describe the clinical presentation, radiologic, and pathologic findings. A 65 year-old man with a history of progressing primary myelofibrosis was admitted for headaches and right facial numbness. A brain MRI revealed focal abnormalities that were suspicious for leptomeningeal involvement of acute leukemia. Cytologic examination of CSF demonstrated a hypercellular specimen composed of hematopoietic cells including few blasts, as well as maturing red blood cells and granulocytic cells...
June 11, 2017: Diagnostic Cytopathology
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