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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240220/theory-and-algorithms-to-compute-helfrich-bending-forces-a-review
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Achim Guckenberger, Stephan Gekle
Cell membranes are vital to shield a cell's interior from the environment. At the same time they determine to a large extent the cell's mechanical resistance to external forces. In recent years there has been considerable interest in the accurate computational modeling of such membranes, driven mainly by the amazing variety of shapes that red blood cells and model systems such as vesicles can assume in external flows. Given that the typical height of a membrane is only a few nanometers while the surface of the cell extends over many micrometers, physical modeling approaches mostly consider the interface as a two-dimensional elastic continuum...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239812/the-role-of-neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio-and-red-blood-cell-distribution-width-in-the-classification-of-febrile-seizures
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Y Yigit, S Yilmaz, A Akdogan, H C Halhalli, A E Ozbek, E G Gencer
OBJECTIVE: Most febrile seizures occur outside of hospitals, and in most cases, information about the characteristics of the seizures is obtained from the parents. This makes it difficult to differentiate between simple and complex seizures. The aim of this study is to evaluate the significance of the Neutrophil-Lymphocyte Ratio (NLR) and the red blood cell (erythrocyte) distribution width (RDW) in distinguishing between simple and complex febrile seizures. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The files of 142 patients between the ages of 6 months and 5 years who were admitted to the Emergency Department with the diagnosis of first febrile seizure were reviewed retrospectively...
February 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238854/use-of-a-probabilistic-pbpk-pd-model-to-calculate-data-derived-extrapolation-factors-for-chlorpyrifos
#3
Torka S Poet, Charles Timchalk, Michael J Bartels, Jordan N Smith, Robin McDougal, Daland R Juberg, Paul S Price
A physiologically based pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic (PBPK/PD) model combined with Monte Carlo analysis of inter-individual variation was used to assess the effects of the insecticide, chlorpyrifos and its active metabolite, chlorpyrifos oxon in humans. The PBPK/PD model has previously been validated and used to describe physiological changes in typical individuals as they grow from birth to adulthood. This model was updated to include physiological and metabolic changes that occur with pregnancy. The model was then used to assess the impact of inter-individual variability in physiology and biochemistry on predictions of internal dose metrics and quantitatively assess the impact of major sources of parameter uncertainty and biological diversity on the pharmacodynamics of red blood cell acetylcholinesterase inhibition...
February 23, 2017: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology: RTP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238805/pharmacological-inhibition-of-lsd1-and-mtor-reduces-mitochondrial-retention-and-associated-ros-levels-in-the-red-blood-cells-of-sickle-cell-disease
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Ramasamy Jagadeeswaran, Benjamin A Vazquez, Muthusamy Thiruppathi, Balaji B Ganesh, Vinzon Ibanez, Shuaiying Cui, James D Engel, Alan M Diamond, Robert E Molokie, Joseph DeSimone, Donald Lavelle, Angela Rivers
Sickle cell disease (SCD), an inherited blood disorder caused by a point mutation that renders hemoglobin susceptible to polymerization when deoxygenated, affects millions of people worldwide. Manifestations of SCD include chronic hemolytic anemia, inflammation, painful vaso-occlusive crises, multisystem organ damage, and reduced life expectancy. Part of SCD pathophysiology is the excessive formation of intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) in SCD red blood cells (RBCs) which accelerates their hemolysis...
February 23, 2017: Experimental Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238109/erythrocyte-fatty-acid-composition-of-nepal-breast-fed-infants
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Sigrun Henjum, Øyvind Lie, Manjeswori Ulak, Andrew L Thorne-Lyman, Ram K Chandyo, Prakash S Shrestha, Wafaie W Fawzi, Tor A Strand, Marian Kjellevold
PURPOSE: Essential fatty acids play a critical role in the growth and development of infants, but little is known about the fatty acid status of populations in low-income countries. The objective was to describe the fatty acid composition of red blood cells (RBC) in breastfeed Nepali infants and a subsample of their mothers and to identify the main sources of fatty acids in the mother's diet, as well as the fatty acid composition of breast milk. METHODS: RBC fatty acid composition was analyzed in a random sample of 303 infants and 72 mother, along with 68 breastmilk samples...
February 25, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237973/modulatory-effects-of-melatonin-and-vitamin%C3%A2-%C3%A2-c-on-oxidative-stress-mediated-haemolytic-anaemia-and-associated-cardiovascular-dysfunctions-in-rats
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Temitayo Olabisi Ajibade, Ademola Adetokunbo Oyagbemi, Ladoke A Durotoye, Temidayo Olutayo Omóbòwálé, Ebunoluwa Racheal Asenuga, Funsho Olakitike Olayemi
Background Phenylhydrazine (PHE) in experimental animal models has been widely reported to cause haemolytic anaemia, via the induction of oxidative stress and thus causing deleterious cardiovascular complications. Hence, this study was designed to evaluate the possible modulatory role of melatonin (MLT) or vitamin C when co-administered with PHE. Methods Anaemia was established with PHE administration. MLT or vitamin C was co-administered with PHE. Haematological parameters, markers of oxidative stress, enzymic and non-enzymic antioxidants, blood pressure and electrocardiograms were assessed...
February 25, 2017: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237691/vegf-a-svegfr-1-and-svegfr-2-in-bcr-abl-negative-myeloproliferative-neoplasms
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Grażyna Gadomska, Katarzyna Stankowska, Joanna Boinska, Robert Ślusarz, Marzena Tylicka, Małgorzata Michalska, Anna Jachalska, Danuta Rość
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Data from the literature indicate the relationship between the bone marrow microvessel density and the blood parameters of angiogenesis. The aim of this study was to evaluate selected parameters of angiogenesis (VEGF-A, sVEGFR-1, and sVEGFR-2) and their correlations with white blood cells, platelets, and red blood cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included 72 patients (mean age, 61.84 years) with myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs): essential thrombocythemia (ET) (n=46), polycythemia vera (PV) (n=19), and primary myelofibrosis (PMF) (n=7)...
February 2, 2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237482/effects-of-the-hydro-ethanolic-extract-of-marrubium-vulgare-in-female-rats
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Rim Aouni, Mossadok Ben Attia, Mohamed Habib Jaafoura, Amina Bibi-Derbel, Mustapha Haouari
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of ethanol-water (80:20) extract of Marrubium vulgare (M. vulgare) on the hematological parameters, macroscopic and histological aspects of the uterus and fetus in non-pregnant and pregnant rats. METHODS: Female rats were divided into 4 equal groups (n = 9), group N (normal rats) and group G (pregnant rats) considered as control groups, group NE (normal rats treated with the ethanol-water (80:20, v/v) extract of M. vulgare) and group GE (pregnant rats treated with the extract)...
February 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237295/carbohydrate-quality-and-quantity-affects-the-composition-of-the-red-blood-cell-fatty-acid-membrane-in-overweight-and-obese-individuals
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Simona Giardina, Aleix Sala-Vila, Pablo Hernández-Alonso, Carlos Calvo, Jordi Salas-Salvadó, Mònica Bulló
BACKGROUND: Cell membrane fatty acid (FA) composition may play a role in human metabolic diseases. However, the modulatory effect of nutrients other than fat is poorly explored. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of moderate-carbohydrate diets with different glycemic indices (GI) and a low-fat diet (LF) on red blood cell (RBC) FA membrane composition. DESIGN: The RBC FA profile was measured in 87 subjects from the GLYNDIET study. Participants were randomly assigned to one of the following energy-restricted diet for 6 months: moderate-carbohydrate/low-GI diet (LGI, n = 31), moderate-carbohydrate/high-GI diet (HGI, n = 30) or LF-diet (n = 26)...
February 11, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236850/intermittent-hypoxia-as-a-means-to-improve-aerobic-capacity-in-type-2-diabetes
#10
R J Leone, S Lalande
Physical inactivity and a low maximal aerobic capacity (VO2max) strongly predict morbidity and mortality in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D). Patients with T2D have a reduced VO2max when compared with healthy individuals of similar age, weight, and physical activity levels, and this lower aerobic capacity is usually attributed to a reduced oxygen delivery to the working muscles. The oxygen carrying capacity of the blood, as well as increases in cardiac output and blood flow, contribute to the delivery of oxygen to the active muscles during exercise...
March 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236533/single-beam-acoustic-trapping-of-red-blood-cells-and-polystyrene-microspheres-in-flowing-red-blood-cell-saline-and-plasma-suspensions
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Hsiao-Chuan Liu, Ying Li, Ruimin Chen, Hayong Jung, K Kirk Shung
Single-beam acoustic tweezers (SBATs) represent a new technology for particle and cell trapping. The advantages of SBATs are their deep penetration into tissues, reduction of tissue damage and ease of application to in vivo studies. The use of these tools for applications in drug delivery in vivo must meet the following conditions: large penetration depth, strong trapping force and tissue safety. A reasonable penetration depth for SBATs in the development of in vivo applications was established in a previous study conducted in water with zero velocity...
February 21, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236335/clinical-effectiveness-of-platelets-in-additive-solution-treated-with-two-commercial-pathogen-reduction-technologies
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Paolo Rebulla, Stefania Vaglio, Francesco Beccaria, Maurizio Bonfichi, Angelo Carella, Federico Chiurazzi, Serelina Coluzzi, Agostino Cortelezzi, Giorgio Gandini, Gabriella Girelli, Maria Graf, Paola Isernia, Giuseppe Marano, Maurizio Marconi, Rachele Montemezzi, Barbara Olivero, Marianna Rinaldi, Laura Salvaneschi, Nicola Scarpato, Paolo Strada, Silvano Milani, Giuliano Grazzini
BACKGROUND: Two noninferiority, randomized, controlled trials were conducted in parallel comparing the safety and efficacy of platelets treated with Intercept or Mirasol pathogen-reduction technologies versus standard platelets. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: The primary endpoint was the percentage of hematology patients who developed World Health Organization Grade 2 or greater bleeding. A noninferiority margin of 11% was chosen based on expected Grade 2 or greater bleeding in 20% of controls...
February 24, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236302/pathogen-inactivation-treatment-of-plasma-and-platelet-concentrates-and-their-predicted-functionality-in-massive-transfusion-protocols
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Ahmad F Arbaeen, Peter Schubert, Katherine Serrano, Cedric J Carter, Brankica Culibrk, Dana V Devine
BACKGROUND: Trauma transfusion packages for hemorrhage control consist of red blood cells, plasma, and platelets at a set ratio. Although pathogen reduction improves the transfusion safety of platelet and plasma units, there is an associated reduction in quality. This study aimed to investigate the impact of riboflavin/ultraviolet light-treated plasma or platelets in transfusion trauma packages composed of red blood cell, plasma, and platelet units in a ratio of 1:1:1 in vitro by modeling transfusion scenarios for trauma patients and assessing function by rotational thromboelastometry...
February 24, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236190/protective-role-of-tetrahydrocurcumin-an-active-polyphenolic-curcuminoid-on-cadmium-inducedoxidative-damage-in-rats
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Ramalingam Ramakrishnan, Perumal Elangovan, Leelavinothan Pari
In the present work, protective effect of tetrahydrocurcumin (THC) against oxidative damages in cadmium (Cd)-induced toxicity in rats was evaluated. Cd is an important environmental and industrial toxicant that affects almost all the organs, especially liver. Liver is the major organ responsible for the metabolism and the primary target for many toxic chemicals and drugs. Effect of THC, the curcumin-derived polyphenolic compound on Cd-induced oxidative stress and hepatic damage was evaluated using male albino Wistar rats...
February 24, 2017: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235648/orthogonal-near-infrared-upconversion-co-regulated-site-specific-o2-delivery-and-photodynamic-therapy-for-hypoxia-tumor-by-using-red-blood-cell-microcarriers
#15
Peiyuan Wang, Xiaomin Li, Chi Yao, Wenxing Wang, Mengyao Zhao, Ahmed Mohamed El-Toni, Fan Zhang
Pre-existing hypoxia in tumors can result in an inadequate oxygen supply during photodynamic therapy (PDT), which in turn hampers photodynamic efficacy. To overcome this problem, we developed an orthogonal near-infrared upconversion controlled red blood cell (RBC) microcarriers to selectively deliver O2 in hypoxia area. Moreover, this RBC microcarriers are able to overcome a series of complex biological barriers which include transporting across the inflamed endothelium, evading mononuclear phagocyte system, reducing reticuloendothelial system uptake...
February 14, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235634/platelet-inhibition-and-increased-phosphorylated-vasodilator-stimulated-phosphoprotein-following-sodium-nitrite-inhalation
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Tipparat Parakaw, Kran Suknuntha, Pornpun Vivithanaporn, Axel Schlagenhauf, Supachai Topanurak, Suthat Fucharoen, Kovit Pattanapanyasat, Alan Schechter, Nathawut Sibmooh, Sirada Srihirun
In the presence of red blood cells (RBCs), nitrite inhibits platelets through its conversion to nitric oxide (NO) by the reductase activity of partially deoxygenated hemoglobin. Inhaled sodium nitrite is being investigated as a therapy for pulmonary hypertension. Here, we measured platelet aggregation, P-selectin expression, platelet-leukocyte aggregates and phosphorylated vasodilator-stimulated phosphoprotein (P-VASP(Ser239)) following sodium nitrite inhalation in healthy subjects. In vitro incubation of nitrite with deoxygenated whole blood showed an increase in P-VASP(Ser239), which was inhibited by ODQ, a soluble guanylyl cyclase (sGC) inhibitor...
February 21, 2017: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235532/massive-blood-loss-in-elective-spinal-and-orthopedic-surgery-retrospective-review-of-intraoperative-transfusion-strategy
#17
Demicha Rankin, Alix Zuleta-Alarcon, Suren Soghomonyan, Mahmoud Abdel-Rasoul, Karina Castellon-Larios, Sergio D Bergese
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the perioperative dynamics of hematologic changes and transfusion ratio in patients undergoing a major spinal surgery accompanied with massive bleeding defined as blood loss >5 liters. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Operating room of a university-affiliated hospital. PATIENTS: Adult patients who underwent elective neurosurgical, orthopedic, or combined spinal surgical procedure between 2008 and 2012...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230974/femtogram-resolution-of-iron-content-on-a-per-cell-basis-ex-vivo-storage-of-human-red-blood-cells-leads-to-loss-of-hemoglobin
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Jeffrey J Chalmers, Xiaoxia Jin, Andre Francis Palmer, Peter Amaya, Mark H Yazer, Lee R Moore, Kyoung-Joo Park, X Jeff Pan, Maciej Zborowski
The magnetic characteristics of hemoglobin (Hb) changes with the binding of dioxygen (O2) to the heme prosthetic groups of the globin chains: from paramagnetic ferrous Hb to diamagnetic ferrous oxyhemoglobin (oxyHb) with reversibly bound O2, or paramagnetic ferric methemoglobin (metHb). When multiplied over the number of Hb molecules in a red blood cell (RBC), the effect is detectable through motion analysis of RBCs in a high magnetic field and gradient. This motion is referred to as magnetophoretic mobility which can be conveniently expressed as a fraction of the cell sedimentation coefficient...
February 23, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230832/specific-interactions-between-lectins-and-red-blood-cells-of-chornobyl-cleanup-workers-as-indicator-of-some-late-radiation-effects
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I S Karpova
AIM: Growing interest in lectins is based on their diagnostic and pharmacological potential, especially the ability to inhibit proliferation and initiate apoptosis of cancer cells. In our research microplate lectinoassay able to detect carbohydrate containing structures (receptors) on erythrocyte surface have been proposed for Chornobyl cleanup workers (1986) monitoring. It was expected to reveal specific abnormalities associated with pathological condition arising as a result of late radiation effects...
December 2016: Experimental Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230298/vitamin-e-nanoemulsion-activity-on-stored-red-blood-cells
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C A L Silva, C A Azevedo Filho, G Pereira, D C N Silva, M C A B Castro, A F Almeida, S C A Lucena, B S Santos, M L Barjas-Castro, A Fontes
BACKGROUND: Stored red blood cells (RBCs) undergo numerous changes that have been termed RBC storage lesion, which can be related to oxidative damage. Vitamin E is an important antioxidant, acting on cell lipids. Thus, this study aimed to investigate vitamin E activity on stored RBCs. METHODS: We prepared a vitamin E nanoemulsion that was added to RBC units and stored at 4 °C. Controls, without vitamin E, were kept under the same conditions. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) production was monitored for up to 35 days of storage...
February 23, 2017: Transfusion Medicine
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