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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910184/clinical-significance-of-pre-transplant-circulating-cd3-cd4-cd161-cell-frequency-on-the-occurrence-of-neutropenic-infections-after-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Tae Woo Kim, Sung-Eun Lee, Ji-Young Lim, Da-Bin Ryu, Young-Woo Jeon, Jae-Ho Yoon, Byung-Sik Cho, Ki-Seong Eom, Yoo-Jin Kim, Hee-Je Kim, Seok Lee, Seok-Goo Cho, Dong-Wook Kim, Jong Wook Lee, Woo-Sung Min, Chang-Ki Min
BACKGROUND: Few studies have been performed to identify factors that are associated with an increased risk of infections during the neutropenic period in patients undergoing allogeneic stem cell transplantation (allo-SCT). The aim of this study was to identify the host immune cells responsible for infections before engraftment. METHODS: A total of 282 patients who underwent allo-SCT were enrolled. Peripheral blood samples were collected before conditioning therapy...
December 2, 2016: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905492/high-fidelity-computational-simulation-of-thrombus-formation-in-thoratec-heartmate-ii-continuous-flow-ventricular-assist-device
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Wei-Tao Wu, Fang Yang, Jingchun Wu, Nadine Aubry, Mehrdad Massoudi, James F Antaki
Continuous flow ventricular assist devices (cfVADs) provide a life-saving therapy for severe heart failure. However, in recent years, the incidence of device-related thrombosis (resulting in stroke, device-exchange surgery or premature death) has been increasing dramatically, which has alarmed both the medical community and the FDA. The objective of this study was to gain improved understanding of the initiation and progression of thrombosis in one of the most commonly used cfVADs, the Thoratec HeartMate II...
December 1, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903272/inhibition-of-bromodomain-and-extra-terminal-bet-proteins-increases-nkg2d-ligand-mica-expression-and-sensitivity-to-nk-cell-mediated-cytotoxicity-in-multiple-myeloma-cells-role-of-cmyc-irf4-mir-125b-interplay
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Maria Pia Abruzzese, Maria Teresa Bilotta, Cinzia Fionda, Alessandra Zingoni, Alessandra Soriani, Elisabetta Vulpis, Cristiana Borrelli, Beatrice Zitti, Maria Teresa Petrucci, Maria Rosaria Ricciardi, Rosa Molfetta, Rossella Paolini, Angela Santoni, Marco Cippitelli
BACKGROUND: Anti-cancer immune responses may contribute to the control of tumors after conventional chemotherapy, and different observations have indicated that chemotherapeutic agents can induce immune responses resulting in cancer cell death and immune-stimulatory side effects. Increasing experimental and clinical evidence highlight the importance of natural killer (NK) cells in immune responses toward multiple myeloma (MM), and combination therapies able to enhance the activity of NK cells against MM are showing promise in treating this hematologic cancer...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876012/phase-i-study-of-low-dose-metronomic-temozolomide-for-recurrent-malignant-gliomas
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Eric T Wong, Joshua Timmons, Amy Callahan, Lauren O'Loughlin, Bridget Giarusso, David C Alsop
BACKGROUND: The treatment goal for recurrent malignant gliomas centers on disease stabilization while minimizing therapy-related side effects. Metronomic dosing of cytotoxic chemotherapy has emerged as a promising option to achieve this objective. METHODS: This phase I study was performed using metronomic temozolomide (mTMZ) at 25 or 50 mg/m(2)/day continuously in 42-day cycles. Correlative studies were incorporated using arterial spin labeling MRI to assess tumor blood flow, analysis of matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2) and MMP-9 activities in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) as surrogates for tumor angiogenesis and invasion, as well as determination of CSF soluble interleukin-2 receptor alpha (sIL-2Rα) levels as a marker of immune modulation...
November 22, 2016: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871313/conservation-of-immune-gene-signatures-in-solid-tumors-and-prognostic-implications
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Julia Chifman, Ashok Pullikuth, Jeff W Chou, Davide Bedognetti, Lance D Miller
BACKGROUND: Tumor-infiltrating leukocytes can either limit cancer growth or facilitate its spread. Diagnostic strategies that comprehensively assess the functional complexity of tumor immune infiltrates could have wide-reaching clinical value. In previous work we identified distinct immune gene signatures in breast tumors that reflect the relative abundance of infiltrating immune cells and exhibited significant associations with patient outcomes. Here we hypothesized that immune gene signatures agnostic to tumor type can be identified by de novo discovery of gene clusters enriched for immunological functions and possessing internal correlation structure conserved across solid tumors from different anatomic sites...
November 22, 2016: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856600/tti-621-sirp%C3%AE-fc-a-cd47-blocking-innate-immune-checkpoint-inhibitor-with-broad-anti-tumor-activity-and-minimal-erythrocyte-binding
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Penka S Petrova, Natasja N Viller, Mark Wong, Xinli Pang, Gloria H Y Lin, Karen Dodge, Vien Chai, Hui Chen, Vivian Lee, Violetta House, Noel T Vigo, Debbie Jin, Tapfuma Mutukura, Marilyse Charbonneau, Tran Truong, Stéphane Viau, Lisa D Johnson, Emma Linderoth, Eric L Sievers, Saman Maleki Vareki, Rene Figueredo, Macarena Pampillo, James Koropatnick, Suzanne Trudel, Nathan Mbong, Liqing Jin, Jean C Y Wang, Robert A Uger
PURPOSE: The ubiquitously expressed transmembrane glycoprotein CD47 delivers an anti-phagocytic (do-not-eat) signal by binding signal-regulatory protein α (SIRPα) on macrophages. CD47 is over-expressed in cancer cells and its expression is associated with poor clinical outcomes. TTI 621 (SIRPαFc) is a fully human recombinant fusion protein that blocks the CD47:SIRPα-axis by binding to human CD47 and enhancing phagocytosis of malignant cells. Blockade of this inhibitory axis using TTI-621 has emerged as a promising therapeutic strategy to promote tumor cell eradication...
November 17, 2016: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849184/ring-chromosome-7-a-rare-structural-abnormality-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia-aml
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Kristie Q Liu, Carlos A Tirado
Ring chromosomes, often leading to partial deletions, are found in about 2% of cases of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and are typically associated with a poor prognosis. Herein, we present the case of a 62-year-old female who showed markedly hypercellular marrow with sheets of myeloblasts, monoblasts, and promonocytes, confirmed by flow cytometry and cases of AML with r(7) have been reported. Analysis of these cases demonstrated that r(7) was a sole abnormality in 20%, a primary abnormality in 14%, and in the context of a complex karyotype in 66%...
2016: Journal of the Association of Genetic Technologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846610/bone-marrow-findings-in-autoimmune-lymphoproliferative-syndrome-with-germline-fas-mutation
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Yi Xie, Stefania Pittaluga, Susan Price, Mark Raffeld, Jamie Hahn, Elaine S Jaffe, V Koneti Rao, Irina Maric
Autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome is rare genetic disorder characterized by defective FAS-mediated apoptosis, autoimmune disease, accumulation of mature T-cell receptor alpha/beta positive, CD4 and CD8 double-negative T cells and increased risk for lymphoma. Despite frequent hematological abnormalities, literature is scarce regarding the bone marrow pathology in autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome. We retrospectively reviewed 3l bone marrow biopsies from a cohort of 240 patients with germline FAS mutation...
October 20, 2016: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815049/therapeutic-effects-of-a-nedd8-activating-enzyme-inhibitor-pevonedistat-on-sclerodermatous-graft-versus-host-disease-in-mice
#9
Chien-Chun Steven Pai, Lam T Khuat, Mingyi Chen, William J Murphy, Mehrdad Abedi
Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) is the ultimate treatment for highly malignant hematologic disease; however, the major complication-graft-versus-host disease (GVHD)-still hinders its clinical application. In addition, chronic GVHD remains the major cause of long-term morbidity and mortality after allo-HSCT. Previously we showed that bortezomib, a proteasome inhibitor, can ameliorate the sclerodermatous GVHD response while maintaining graft-versus-tumor (GVT) effects. Here we report that pevonedistat (MLN4924), an inhibitor of the Nedd8-activating enzyme, which functions upstream of the proteasome in the ubiquitin-proteasome pathway, can also show similar protective effects...
November 1, 2016: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802331/inflammation-in-sickle-cell-disease-differential-and-down-expressed-plasma-levels-of-annexin-a1-protein
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Lidiane S Torres, Jéssika V Okumura, Danilo G H Silva, Kallyne K O Mimura, Édis Belini-Júnior, Renan G Oliveira, Clarisse L C Lobo, Sonia M Oliani, Claudia R Bonini-Domingos
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is an inherited hemolytic anemia whose pathophysiology is driven by polymerization of the hemoglobin S (Hb S), leading to hemolysis and vaso-occlusive events. Inflammation is a fundamental component in these processes and a continuous inflammatory stimulus can lead to tissue damages. Thus, pro-resolving pathways emerge in order to restore the homeostasis. For example there is the annexin A1 (ANXA1), an endogenous anti-inflammatory protein involved in reducing neutrophil-endothelial interactions, accelerating neutrophil apoptosis and stimulating macrophage efferocytosis...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793118/a-case-of-epstein-barr-virus-associated-hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis-with-severe-cardiac-complications
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Yoshiki Kawamura, Hiroki Miura, Yuji Matsumoto, Hidetoshi Uchida, Kazuko Kudo, Tadayoshi Hata, Yoshinori Ito, Hiroshi Kimura, Tetsushi Yoshikawa
BACKGROUND: Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a life threatening hematological disorder associated with severe systemic inflammation caused by an uncontrolled and ineffective immune response resulting in cytokine storm. Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is the most common infectious agent in patients with the viral-associated HLH. Limited numbers of cases with cardiac complication have been demonstrated in other viral-associated HLH patients. Herein, we report a pediatric case of severe EBV-associated HLH with cardiac complications...
October 28, 2016: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784396/-effect-of-rbc-transfusion-on-t-lymphocyte-subsets-of-patients-with-hematologic-malignancies
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Fang Ye, Li-Ping Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To explore the effect of red blood cell(RBC) transfusion on T lymphocyte subsets in the patients with hematologic malignancies. METHODS: The patients admitted in department of hematology of the second hospital of Shanxi Medical University from September 2013 to September 2014 acconuted for 144 cases had been diagnosed with hematologic malignancies and needed RBC transfusions according to clinical transfusion creteria (Hb level<70 g/L). All the patients were in rest period after chemotherapy, furthermore they did not administrate immunomodulatory drugs...
October 2016: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784389/-expression-and-subcellular-distribution-of-costimulatory-molecules-b7-h1-b7-h3-and-b7-h4-in-human-hematologic-malignancy-cell-lines
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Wei Zhang, Jing Wang, Yan-Fang Wang, Ming-Xia Zhu, Wen-Li Wan, Hai-Shen Li, Fei-Fei Wu, Xin-Xing Yan, Xiao-Yan Ke
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the expression and subcellular distribution of costimulatory molecules B7-H1, B7-H3 and B7-H4 in human hematologic malignancy cell lines. METHODS: The expression and subcellular distribution of B7-H1, B7-H3 and B7-H4 in 13 human hematologic malignancy cell lines were determined by RT-PCR, qPCR, Western blot and flow cytometry, the peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PB MNC) of 12 volunteers were used as control. RESULTS: The mRNA of B7-H1, B7-H3 and B7-H4 was widely expressed in PB MNC and hematologic malignancy cell lines, with a lower level of B7-H4...
October 2016: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27774070/modeling-the-behavior-of-red-blood-cells-within-the-caudal-vein-plexus-of-zebrafish
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Tijana R Djukic, Swapna Karthik, Igor Saveljic, Valentin Djonov, Nenad Filipovic
Due to the important biological role of red blood cells (RBCs) in vertebrates, the analysis of reshaping and dynamics of RBCs motion is a critical issue in physiology and biomechanics. In this paper the behavior of RBCs within the immature capillary plexus during embryonic development of zebrafish has been analyzed. Relying on the fact that zebrafish embryos are small and optically transparent, it is possible to image the blood flow. In this way the anatomy of blood vessels is monitored along with the circulation throughout their development...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27768824/fluorescence-free-flow-cytometry-for-measurement-of-shape-index-distribution-of-resting-partially-activated-and-fully-activated-platelets
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A L Litvinenko, A E Moskalensky, N A Karmadonova, V M Nekrasov, D I Strokotov, A I Konokhova, M A Yurkin, E A Pokushalov, A V Chernyshev, V P Maltsev
Whereas commercially available hematological analyzers measure volume of individual platelets, angle-resolved light-scattering provides unique ability to additionally measure their shape index. We utilized the scanning flow cytometer to measure light-scattering profiles (LSPs) of individual platelets taken from 16 healthy donors and the solution of the inverse light-scattering problem to retrieve the volume and shape index of each platelet. In normal conditions, the platelet shape index distribution (PSID) demonstrates three peaks, which relate to resting, partially activated, and fully activated platelets...
November 2016: Cytometry. Part A: the Journal of the International Society for Analytical Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759829/analysis-of-cytokine-profile-and-growth-factors-in-platelet-rich-plasma-obtained-by-open-systems-and-commercial-columns
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Alberto de Castro Pochini, Eliane Antonioli, Daniella Zanetti Bucci, Luiz Roberto Sardinha, Carlos Vicente Andreoli, Mario Ferretti, Benno Ejnisman, Anna Carla Goldberg, Moisés Cohen
Objective: To evaluate growth factors and cytokines in samples of platelet-rich plasma obtained by three different centrifugation methods. Methods: Peripheral blood of six individuals with no hematological diseases, aged 18 to 68 years, was drawn to obtain platelet-rich plasma, using the open method and commercial columns by Medtronic and Biomet. The products obtained with the different types of centrifugation were submitted to laboratory analysis, including pro-inflammatory cytokines and chemokines by flow cytometry assays, the concentration of fibroblast growth factors-2 (FGF-2) and transforming growth factor-beta1 (TGF-β1)...
July 2016: Einstein
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27758159/comparison-of-human-hematopoietic-reconstitution-in-different-strains-of-immunodeficient-mice
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Ashley I Beyer, Marcus O Muench
Immunodeficient mice play a critical role in hematology research as in vivo models of hematopoiesis and immunology. Multiple strains have been developed, but hematopoietic stem cell engraftment and immune reconstitution have not been methodically compared among them. Four mouse strains were transplanted with human fetal bone marrow or adult peripheral blood CD34+ cells: NSG, NSG-3GS, hSCF-Tg-NSG and hSIRPα-DKO. Hematopoietic engraftment in the bone marrow, blood, spleen and liver was evaluated by flow cytometry 12 weeks after transplant...
October 19, 2016: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27750345/-flow-cytometric-immunophenotyping-in-clinical-diagnostics
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Benjamin Nils Ostendorf, Leo Hansmann, Wolf-Dieter Ludwig, Bernd Dörken, Richard Ratei, Jörg Westermann
Flow cytometric immunophenotyping represents an indispensable tool in hematological and immunological diagnostics. The most frequent indications include lymphocyte phenotyping and the diagnosis and monitoring of benign and malignant hematologic diseases. The role of immunophenotyping in clinical practice is evolving rapidly. This review provides an overview of its current applications and limitations.
October 2016: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27734765/investigation-of-platelet-apoptosis-in-adult-patients-with-chronic-immune-thrombocytopenia
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Gang Deng, Shifang Yu, Qiming Li, Yunlei He, Wei Liang, Lu Yu, Deyi Xu, Tao Sun, Ri Zhang, Qiang Li
OBJECTIVES: Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) is an acquired and heterogeneous autoimmune-mediated hematological disease typically characterized by a low platelet count. Emerging evidence over the past several years suggests that platelet biogenesis and ageing are regulated, at least in part, by apoptotic mechanisms. However, the association between decreased platelets and apoptosis in ITP patients is poorly understood. To better understand the role of platelet apoptosis in ITP pathophysiology, we investigated apoptotic markers in platelets acquired from 40 chronic ITP patients...
October 13, 2016: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27730025/cytotoxicity-of-methanol-extracts-of-annona-muricata-passiflora-edulis-and-nine-other-cameroonian-medicinal-plants-towards-multi-factorial-drug-resistant-cancer-cell-lines
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Victor Kuete, Joachim K Dzotam, Igor K Voukeng, Aimé G Fankam, Thomas Efferth
BACKGROUND: Cancer cells rapidly acquire resistance leading to treatment failures. In the present study, we have evaluated the cytotoxicity of 17 methanol extracts from 11 Cameroonian medicinal plants against the sensitive leukemia CCRF-CEM cells and the best ones were further tested on a panel of 8 other human cancer cell lines, including various MDR phenotypes as well as against the normal AML12 hepatocytes. METHODS: The cytotoxicity of the extracts was determined using a resazurin reduction assay meanwhile flow cytometry was used to measure cell cycle, apoptosis, mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP), and reactive oxygen species...
2016: SpringerPlus
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