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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915383/force-activatable-biosensor-enables-single-platelet-force-mapping-directly-by-fluorescence-imaging
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Yongliang Wang, Dana N LeVine, Margaret Gannon, Yuanchang Zhao, Anwesha Sarkar, Bailey Hoch, Xuefeng Wang
Integrin-transmitted cellular forces are critical for platelet adhesion, activation, aggregation and contraction during hemostasis and thrombosis. Measuring and mapping single platelet forces are desired in both research and clinical applications. Conventional force-to-strain based cell traction force microscopies have low resolution which is not ideal for cellular force mapping in small platelets. To enable platelet force mapping with submicron resolution, we developed a force-activatable biosensor named integrative tension sensor (ITS) which directly converts molecular tensions to fluorescent signals, therefore enabling cellular force mapping directly by fluorescence imaging...
September 8, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855423/plant-based-food-cyanidin-3-glucoside-modulates-human-platelet-glycoprotein-vi-signaling-and-inhibits-platelet-activation-and-thrombus-formation
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Yanling Yao, Yanqiu Chen, Reheman Adili, Thomas McKeown, Pingguo Chen, Guangheng Zhu, Dan Li, Wenhua Ling, Heyu Ni, Yan Yang
Background: Platelets play an important role in hemostasis, thrombosis, and atherosclerosis. Glycoprotein VI (GPVI) is a major platelet receptor that interacts with exposed collagen on injured vessel walls. Our previous studies have shown that anthocyanins (a type of natural plant pigment) attenuate platelet function; however, whether anthocyanins affect collagen-induced GPVI signaling remains unknown.Objective: The objective of this study was to explore the effects of cyanidin-3-glucoside (Cy-3-g, one of the major bioactive compounds in anthocyanins) on platelet activation and thrombosis and the GPVI signaling pathway...
August 30, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836753/potency-and-cytotoxicity-of-a-novel-gallium-containing-mesoporous-bioactive-glass-chitosan-composite-scaffold-as-hemostatic-agents
#3
Sara Pourshahrestani, Ehsan Zeimaran, Nahrizul Adib Kadri, Nicola Gargiulo, Hassan Mahmood Jindal, Sangeetha Vasudevaraj Naveen, Shamala Devi Sekaran, Tunku Kamarul, Mark R Towler
Chitosan-based hemostats are promising candidates for immediate hemorrhage control. However, they have some disadvantages and require further improvement to achieve the desired hemostatic efficiency. Here, a series of 1% Ga2O3-containing mesoporous bioactive glass-chitosan composite scaffolds (Ga-MBG/CHT) were constructed by the lyophilization process and the effect of various concentrations of Ga-MBG (10, 30, and 50 wt %) on the hemostatic function of the CHT scaffold was assessed as compared to that of Celox Rapid gauze (CXR), a current commercially available chitosan-coated hemostatic gauze...
September 20, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763512/a-glycan-based-approach-to-therapeutic-angiogenesis
#4
Jie Shi Chua, Vy M Tran, Mausam Kalita, Maritza V Quintero, Orlando Antelope, Geethu Muruganandam, Yukio Saijoh, Balagurunathan Kuberan
Angiogenesis, the sprouting of new blood vessels from existing vasculature, involves multiple complex biological processes, and it is an essential step for hemostasis, tissue healing and regeneration. Angiogenesis stimulants can ameliorate human disease conditions including limb ischemia, chronic wounds, heart disease, and stroke. The current strategies to improve the bioavailability of pro-angiogenic growth factors, including VEGF and FGF2, have remained largely unsuccessful. This study demonstrates that small molecules, termed click-xylosides, can promote angiogenesis in the in vitro matrigel tube formation assay and the ex ovo chick chorioallantoic membrane assay, depending on their aglycone moieties...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740206/relation-between-arterial-stiffness-and-markers-of-inflammation-and-hemostasis-data-from-the-population-based-gutenberg-health-study
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Natalie Arnold, Tommaso Gori, Renate B Schnabel, Andreas Schulz, Jürgen H Prochaska, Tanja Zeller, Harald Binder, Norbert Pfeiffer, Manfred Beutel, Christine Espinola-Klein, Karl J Lackner, Stefan Blankenberg, Thomas Münzel, Philipp S Wild
The relation between inflammation, hemostasis and arterial stiffness is of pathophysiological relevance for the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Data investigating this interplay using stiffness index (SI) by digital photoplethysmography are not available yet. Therefore, sex-specific relation between SI and inflammatory and hemostatic biomarkers was investigated within 13,724 subjects from the population-based Gutenberg Health Study. C-reactive protein (CRP), white blood cell count (WBCC), neopterin, interleukin-18, interleukin-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1RA), fibrinogen and hematocrit were measured...
July 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730407/venous-thromboembolism-thrombosis-inflammation-and-immunothrombosis-for-clinicians
#6
REVIEW
Eduardo Vazquez-Garza, Carlos Jerjes-Sanchez, Aline Navarrete, Jorge Joya-Harrison, David Rodriguez
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a worldwide disease related with mortality, cardiovascular disability, impaired quality of life and, cause major long-term complications. Clinicians related to the acute and long-term patients care must be involved in the molecular mechanisms of thrombosis. The vessel wall and its inner lining of the endothelium are critical to the maintenance of a patent vasculature. After endothelial disruption, collagen (first line of endothelial defense) and intravascular tissue factor (second line of endothelial defense) are exposed to blood flow, starting the formation of a thrombus...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715386/live-cell-imaging-of-platelet-degranulation-and-secretion-under-flow
#7
Arjan D Barendrecht, Johan J F Verhoef, Silvia Pignatelli, Gerard Pasterkamp, Harry F G Heijnen, Coen Maas
Blood platelets are essential players in hemostasis, the formation of thrombi to seal vascular breaches. They are also involved in thrombosis, the formation of thrombi that occlude the vasculature and injure organs, with life-threatening consequences. This motivates scientific research on platelet function and the development of methods to track cell-biological processes as they occur under flow conditions. A variety of flow models are available for the study of platelet adhesion and aggregation, two key phenomena in platelet biology...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692777/simultaneous-flow-cytometric-analysis-of-megakaryocyte-polyploidy-and-a-labile-intracellular-protein-using-zinc-based-fixation
#8
Jacqueline M Gertz, Megan Meuser, Beth A Bouchard
Differentiating megakaryocytes undergo a unique endomitotic cell cycle leading to large polyploidal cells, which fragment to generate platelets, blood cells important for normal hemostasis. Simultaneous assessment of DNA content and cellular proteins by flow cytometry is a useful tool to study megakaryocyte differentiation and to define expression of proteins important for megakaryocyte development and platelet formation. The usefulness of zinc salt-based fixation (ZBF), a non-crosslinking method of cell fixation that permits downstream analysis of nucleic acids (Jensen et al...
July 10, 2017: Cytometry. Part A: the Journal of the International Society for Analytical Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690013/peptides-derived-from-plasma-proteins-released-by-bothropasin-a%C3%A2-metalloprotease-present-in-the-bothrops-jararaca-venom
#9
Cristiane Castilho Fernandes Silva, Milene Cristina Menezes, Miryam Palomino, Ana Karina Oliveira, Leo Kei Iwai, Marcella Faria, Fernanda Vieira Portaro
Viperid snake venoms contain proteases that affect hemostasis by degrading important proteins such as those that participate in the coagulation cascade. The Bothrops jararaca venom presents as its main components metallo and serine proteases, which comprise around 65% of the venom composition. Bothropasin is a hemorrhagic metalloprotease from the B. jararaca venom which causes disruption of the basement membrane of the vascular endothelium, resulting in bleeding. Although the bothropasin ability to degrade plasmatic and extracellular matrix proteins in vitro has been described, the primary sequence of the released peptides is unknown...
July 8, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638582/an-overview-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease-general-consideration-and-genetic-screening-approach-in-diagnosis-of-early-onset-subsets
#10
REVIEW
Shahram Nemati, Shahram Teimourian
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is the consequence of an aberrant hemostasis of the immune cells at the gut mucosal border. Based on clinical manifestation, laboratory tests, radiological studies, endoscopic and histological features, this disease is divided into three main types including Crohn's disease (CD), Ulcerative colitis (UC), and IBDunclassified (IBD-U). IBD is frequently presented in adults, but about 20% of IBD cases are diagnosed during childhood called pediatric IBD (PIBD). Some patients in the latter group emerge the first symptoms during infancy or under 5 years of age named infantile and very early onset IBD (VEO-IBD), respectively...
April 2017: Middle East Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622139/immune-regulation-and-functions-of-eicosanoid-lipid-mediators
#11
Julia Esser-von Bieren
Bioactive lipids regulate most physiological processes, from digestion to blood flow and from hemostasis to labor. Lipid mediators are also involved in multiple pathologies including cancer, autoimmunity or asthma. The pathological roles of lipid mediators are based on their intricate involvement in the immune system, which comprises source and target cells of these mediators. Based on their biosynthetic origin, bioactive lipids can be grouped into different classes (e.g. sphingolipids, formed from sphingosine or eicosanoids, formed from arachidonic acid)...
June 15, 2017: Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581694/abnormal-von-willebrand-factor-secretion-factor-viii-stabilization-and-thrombus-dynamics-in-type-2n-von-willebrand-disease-mice
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L L Swystun, I Georgescu, J Mewburn, M Deforest, K Nesbitt, K Hebert, C Dwyer, C Brown, C Notley, D Lillicrap
Essentials Type 2N von Willebrand disease involves impaired von Willebrand factor to factor VIII binding. Type 2N von Willebrand disease mutations exhibit qualitative and mild quantitative deficiencies. Type 2N von Willebrand disease mice exhibit unstable venous hemostatic thrombi. The factor VIII-binding ability of von Willebrand factor regulates arteriole thrombosis dynamics. SUMMARY: Background von Willebrand factor (VWF) and factor VIII (FVIII) circulate as a non-covalent complex, with VWF serving as the carrier for FVIII...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566882/platelets-in-liver-disease-cancer-and-regeneration
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REVIEW
Tomohiro Kurokawa, Nobuhiro Ohkohchi
Although viral hepatitis treatments have evolved over the years, the resultant liver cirrhosis still does not completely heal. Platelets contain proteins required for hemostasis, as well as many growth factors required for organ development, tissue regeneration and repair. Thrombocytopenia, which is frequently observed in patients with chronic liver disease (CLD) and cirrhosis, can manifest from decreased thrombopoietin production and accelerated platelet destruction caused by hypersplenism; however, the relationship between thrombocytopenia and hepatic pathogenesis, as well as the role of platelets in CLD, is poorly understood...
May 14, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508290/crispr-cas9-mediated-somatic-and-germline-gene-correction-to-restore-hemostasis-in-hemophilia-b-mice
#14
Cong Huai, Chenqiang Jia, Ruilin Sun, Peipei Xu, Taishan Min, Qihan Wang, Chengde Zheng, Hongyan Chen, Daru Lu
Hemophilia B (HB) is an X-linked disorder caused by defects of F9 encoded coagulation factor IX, which is an ideal model for gene therapy. Most existing HB gene therapies are based on viral mediated gene supplementation, which could increase immunoreaction. In this study, CRISPR/Cas9 system was used for gene correction in an F9 mutant HB mouse model in both adult mice (in vivo) and in germline cells (ex vivo). In vivo, naked Cas9-sgRNA plasmid and donor DNA were delivered to HB mice livers to recover the mutation via hydrodynamic tail vein (HTV) injection...
July 2017: Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474978/angiographic-analysis-of-vascular-integrity-after-percutaneous-closure-using-prostar-xl-device-during-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
#15
Fabien Lareyre, Juliette Raffort, Carine Dommerc, Mohamed Benhammamia, François Bourlon, Yacoub Habib, Claude Mialhe
INTRODUCTION: Percutaneous closure devices are commonly used to achieve hemostasis during endovascular procedures including transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). The aim of our study was to investigate the quality of the percutaneous femoral arterial closure by Prostar XL device using a systematic peroperative angiographic control at the end of TAVI procedure. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two hundred seventeen consecutive patients (mean age: 84 [6.5]; 112 women and 105 men) undergoing TAVI with percutaneous transfemoral access were prospectively registered in our center...
July 2017: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414670/diulafoy-s-lesion-an-uncanny-etiology-of-gastrointestinal-bleed
#16
V Gasia, O Lamendola
INTRODUCTION: Dieulafoy's lesion is a relatively rare, but potentially life-threatening, condition. It accounts for 1-2 percent of acute gastrointestinal (GI); bleeding. CASE: A 99-year-old woman was initially admitted due to left lower extremity cellulitis related to chronic venous stasis ulcer and was receiving broad-spectrum IV antibiotics. Upon admission to the medical floor, she had an episode of hematemesis and multiple bowel movements with black-tarry stools...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398222/preparation-characterization-and-properties-of-alginate-poly-%C3%AE-glutamic-acid-composite-microparticles
#17
Zongrui Tong, Yu Chen, Yang Liu, Li Tong, Jiamian Chu, Kecen Xiao, Zhiyu Zhou, Wenbo Dong, Xingwu Chu
Alginate (Alg) is a renewable polymer with excellent hemostatic properties and biocapability and is widely used for hemostatic wound dressing. However, the swelling properties of alginate-based wound dressings need to be promoted to meet the requirements of wider application. Poly(γ-glutamic acid) (PGA) is a natural polymer with high hydrophility. In the current study, novel Alg/PGA composite microparticles with double network structure were prepared by the emulsification/internal gelation method. It was found from the structure characterization that a double network structure was formed in the composite microparticles due to the ion chelation interaction between Ca(2+) and the carboxylate groups of Alg and PGA and the electrostatic interaction between the secondary amine group of PGA and the carboxylate groups of Alg and PGA...
April 11, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376316/association-between-protein-c-levels-and-mortality-in-patients-with-advanced-prostate-lung-and-pancreatic-cancer
#18
I T Wilts, B A Hutten, J C M Meijers, C A Spek, H R Büller, P W Kamphuisen
INTRODUCTION: Procoagulant factors promote cancer progression and metastasis. Protein C is involved in hemostasis, inflammation and signal transduction, and has a protective effect on the endothelial barrier. In mice, administration of activated protein C reduced experimental metastasis. We assessed the association between protein C and mortality in patients with three types of cancer. METHODS: The study population consisted of patients with advanced prostate, non-small cell lung or pancreatic cancer, who participated in the INPACT trial (NCT00312013)...
June 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341374/cardiorenal-disease-connection-during-post-menopause-the-protective-role-of-estrogen-in-uremic-toxins-induced-microvascular-dysfunction
#19
REVIEW
Jiayi Pei, Magdalena Harakalova, Hester den Ruijter, Gerard Pasterkamp, Dirk J Duncker, Marianne C Verhaar, Folkert W Asselbergs, Caroline Cheng
Female gender, post-menopause, chronic kidney disease (CKD) and (CKD linked) microvascular disease are important risk factors for developing heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). Enhancing our understanding of the interrelation between these risk factors could greatly benefit the identification of new drug targets for future therapy. This review discusses the evidence for the protective role of estradiol (E2) in CKD-associated microvascular disease and related HFpEF. Elevated circulating levels of uremic toxins (UTs) during CKD may act in synergy with hormonal changes during post-menopause and could lead to coronary microvascular endothelial dysfunction in HFpEF...
March 14, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289478/cerebral-white-matter-hyperintensities-on-mri-and-acceleration-of-epigenetic-aging-the-atherosclerosis-risk-in-communities-study
#20
Abhay Raina, Xiaoping Zhao, Megan L Grove, Jan Bressler, Rebecca F Gottesman, Weihua Guan, James S Pankow, Eric Boerwinkle, Thomas H Mosley, Myriam Fornage
BACKGROUND: Cerebral white matter hyperintensities (WMH) on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are part of the spectrum of brain vascular injury accompanying aging and are associated with a substantial risk of stroke and dementia. We investigated the association of cerebral WMH burden on MRI with a DNA methylation-based biomarker of aging, termed DNA methylation age acceleration, which represents the deviation of the DNA methylation-predicted age from the chronologic age. RESULTS: In this cross-sectional observational study of 713 African-American participants of the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study, aged 51-73 years, estimates of predicted age were obtained based on two algorithms (Hannum et al...
2017: Clinical Epigenetics
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