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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213963/ultrastructure-of-compatible-and-incompatible-interactions-in-phloem-sieve-elements-during-the-stylet-penetration-by-cotton-aphids-in-melon
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Elisa Garzo, Mercedes Fernández-Pascual, Cesar Morcillo, Alberto Fereres, M Luisa Gómez-Guillamón, W Fred Tjallingii
Resistance of the melon line TGR-1551 to the aphid Aphis gossypii is based on preventing aphids from ingesting phloem sap. In electrical penetration graphs (EPGs), this resistance has been characterized with A. gossypii showing unusually long phloem salivation periods (waveform E1) mostly followed by pathway activities (waveform C) or if followed by phloem ingestion (waveform E2), ingestion was not sustained for more than 10 minutes. Stylectomy with aphids on susceptible and resistant plants was performed during EPG recording while the stylet tips were phloem inserted...
February 18, 2017: Insect Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211163/new-functional-assays-to-selectively-quantify-the-apc-and-tfpi-cofactor-activities-of-protein-s-in-plasma
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N Alshaikh, J Rosing, M C L G D Thomassen, E Castoldi, P Simioni, T M Hackeng
BACKGROUND: Protein S plays an important role in the down-regulation of coagulation as cofactor for activated protein C (APC) and tissue factor pathway inhibitor (TFPI). AIM: To develop functional assays to quantify the APC- and TFPI-cofactor activities of protein S in plasma. METHODS: APC- and TFPI-cofactor activities of protein S in plasma were measured using calibrated automated thrombography in protein S-depleted plasma supplemented with a small amount of sample plasma either in the presence of anti-TFPI antibodies and APC (APC-cofactor activity) or at excess full-length TFPI without APC (TFPI-cofactor activity)...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199731/proteomic-profiling-analysis-reveals-a-link-between-experimental-autoimmune-uveitis-and-complement-activation-in-rats
#3
Dadong Guo, Bing Hu, Hongying Tang, Yuanyuan Sun, Bin Liu, Qingmei Tian, Hongsheng Bi
Uveitis is an autoimmune disease that usually damages the vision function, leading to poor visual quality in patients. As an autoimmune ocular inflammatory disease, the pathogenesis of uveitis is associated with abnormal expression of some proteins and aberrant regulation of multiple signaling pathways. Nevertheless, the detailed mechanism remains unclear. In this study, we induced an experimental autoimmune uveitis (EAU) model in rats. We determined the levels of C3a and membrane attack complex C5b-9 (soluble C5b-9, sC5b-9) in both plasma and aqueous humor, identified the differentially expressed proteins in plasma by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry, and employed bioinformatics algorithms to analyze differentially expressed proteins in EAU rat plasma...
February 15, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199361/bombyx-mori-and-aedes-aegypti-form-multi-functional-immune-complexes-that-integrate-pattern-recognition-melanization-coagulants-and-hemocyte-recruitment
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Dennis R Phillips, Kevin D Clark
The innate immune system of insects responds to wounding and pathogens by mobilizing multiple pathways that provide both systemic and localized protection. Key localized responses in hemolymph include melanization, coagulation, and hemocyte encapsulation, which synergistically seal wounds and envelop and destroy pathogens. To be effective, these pathways require a targeted deposition of their components to provide protection without compromising the host. Extensive research has identified a large number of the effectors that comprise these responses, but questions remain regarding their post-translational processing, function, and targeting...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181317/ace-inhibitors-may-interfere-with-omalizumab-in-chronic-spontaneous-urticaria
#5
Riccardo Asero
The extrinsic pathway of coagulation cascade is activated in chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU), and such activation parallels disease severity (1). D-dimer levels are elevated in cases resistant to antihistamines (2) and/or cyclosporine (3). Omalizumab is highly effective in most patients with severe, antihistamine-resistant CSU. Two cases of severe CSU in which ACE-inhibitor was associated with the loss of response to omalizumab are reported. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
February 9, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166139/novel-injury-site-targeted-fusion-protein-comprising-annexin-v-and-kunitz-inhibitor-domains-ameliorates-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-and-promotes-survival-of-ischemic-rat-abdominal-skin-flaps
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Victor Bong-Hang Shyu, Chung En Hsu, Chih-Jen Wen, Tze-Chein Wun, Rui Tang, Samuel Achilefu, Fu-Chan Wei, Hui-Yun Cheng
: Appropriate antithrombotic therapy is critical for successful outcomes in reconstructive microsurgical procedures involving free tissue transfer. The annexin V-6L15 (ANV-6L15) fusion protein was developed as a targeted antithrombotic reagent. Annexin V specifically binds to exposed phosphatidylserine on apoptotic or injured cells, and prevents coagulation and cell adhesion, whereas 6L15 inhibits tissue factor-VIIa pathway within the coagulation cascade. The treatment efficacy of ANV-6L15 on rat island muscle and pedicled abdominal fasciocutaneous flaps following ischemic injury and ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) was evaluated...
February 4, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161438/molecular-and-evolutionary-perspectives-of-the-renin-angiotensin-system-from-lamprey
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Marty K S Wong, Yoshio Takei
The recent advance and revision on the renin-angiotensin system in lamprey were summarized and we emphasized that presence of two types of angiotensins (Angs) in lamprey. Due to the parasitic nature on fish blood, teleost-type Angs were produced in their buccal gland and secreted into the lamphredin to evade the host immunorejection. A native lamprey angiotensinogen (AGT) was identified in genome and it retains serine-protease inhibitor activity for thrombin that regulates the blood coagulation pathway. The native lamprey angiotensin II (Lp-Ang II) is hypotensive instead of hypertensive, suggesting a functional divergence on cardiovascular regulation from the main vertebrate groups...
February 2, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157735/an-investigation-of-extracellular-histones-in-pig-to-baboon-organ-xenotransplantation
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Tao Li, Whayoung Lee, Hidetaka Hara, Cassandra Long, Mohamed Ezzelarab, David Ayares, Hai Huang, Yi Wang, David K C Cooper, Hayato Iwase
BACKGROUND: Serum (extracellular) histone levels are increased in inflammatory states and in the presence of coagulation dysfunction, eg, trauma, chemical/ischemic injury, infection. There is increasing evidence of a systemic inflammatory response associated with the presence of a pig xenograft in a nonhuman primate. We evaluated extracellular histone levels in baboons with various pig xenografts. METHODS: We measured serum histones in baboons with pig heterotopic heart (n=8), life-supporting kidney (n=5), orthotopic liver (n=4), and artery patch (n=9) grafts by ELISA...
February 3, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148841/platelet-localized-fxi-promotes-a-vascular-coagulation-inflammatory-circuit-in-arterial-hypertension
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Sabine Kossmann, Jeremy Lagrange, Sven Jäckel, Kerstin Jurk, Moritz Ehlken, Tanja Schönfelder, Yvonne Weihert, Maike Knorr, Moritz Brandt, Ning Xia, Huige Li, Andreas Daiber, Matthias Oelze, Christoph Reinhardt, Karl Lackner, Andras Gruber, Brett Monia, Susanne H Karbach, Ulrich Walter, Zaverio M Ruggeri, Thomas Renné, Wolfram Ruf, Thomas Münzel, Philip Wenzel
Multicellular interactions of platelets, leukocytes, and the blood vessel wall support coagulation and precipitate arterial and venous thrombosis. High levels of angiotensin II cause arterial hypertension by a complex vascular inflammatory pathway that requires leukocyte recruitment and reactive oxygen species production and is followed by vascular dysfunction. We delineate a previously undescribed, proinflammatory coagulation-vascular circuit that is a major regulator of vascular tone, blood pressure, and endothelial function...
February 1, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148395/tissue-factor-factor-viia-complex-triggers-protease-activated-receptor-2-dependent-growth-factor-release-and-migration-in-ovarian-cancer
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Alice Chanakira, Pamela R Westmark, Irene M Ong, John P Sheehan
OBJECTIVE: Enhanced tissue factor (TF) expression in epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) is associated with aggressive disease. Our objective was to evaluate the role of the TF-factor VIIa-protease-activated receptor-2 (PAR-2) pathway in human EOC. METHODS: TCGA RNAseq data from EOC databases were analyzed for PAR expression. Cell and microparticle (MP) associated TF protein expression (Western blot) and MP-associated coagulant activity were determined in human EOC (SKOV-3, OVCAR-3 and CaOV-3) and control cell lines...
January 29, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134230/-flavonolignans-compounds-not-only-for-liver-treatment
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REVIEW
Michał Bijak
Flavonolignans are the major bioactive components presented in the Milk thistle (Silybum marianum) standarized extract - silymarin. S. marianum is a medicinal plant, which has been using for thousands of years as a remedy for a variety of ailments. Since the 70s of the last century flavonolignans presented in silymarin have been regarded to the official medicine as substances having an hepatoprotective properties. Structurally, flavonolignans are composed of a flavonoid unit (taxifolin) and a phenylpropane unit (coniferyl alcohol), linked together by an oxeran ring...
January 23, 2017: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123708/synthetic-polyphosphate-inhibits-endogenous-coagulation-and-platelet-aggregation-in-vitro
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Xiaoyang Yang, Mengjie Wan, Ting Liang, Minyuan Peng, Fangping Chen
Platelet-derived polyphosphate has previously been indicated to induce coagulation. However, industrially synthesized polyphosphate has been found to have different effects from those of the platelet-derived form. The present study investigated whether synthetic sodium polyphosphate inhibits coagulation using routine coagulation tests and thromboelastography. Synthetic polyphosphate was found to inhibit adenosine diphosphate-, epinephrine-, arachidonic acid-, ristocetin-, thrombin-, oxytocin- and pituitrin-induced platelet aggregation...
January 2017: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118819/short-bowel-syndrome-results-in-increased-gene-expression-associated-with-proliferation-inflammation-bile-acid-synthesis-and-immune-system-activation-rna-sequencing-a-zebrafish-sbs-model
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Kathy A Schall, Matthew E Thornton, Mubina Isani, Kathleen A Holoyda, Xiaogang Hou, Ching-Ling Lien, Brendan H Grubbs, Tracy C Grikscheit
BACKGROUND: Much of the morbidity associated with short bowel syndrome (SBS) is attributed to effects of decreased enteral nutrition and administration of total parenteral nutrition (TPN). We hypothesized that acute SBS alone has significant effects on gene expression beyond epithelial proliferation, and tested this in a zebrafish SBS model. METHODS: In a model of SBS in zebrafish (laparotomy, proximal stoma, distal ligation, n = 29) or sham (laparotomy alone, n = 28) surgery, RNA-Seq was performed after 2 weeks...
January 25, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118558/hereditary-factor-vii-deficiency-in-the-asian-elephant-elephas-maximus-caused-by-a-f7-missense-mutation
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Michael Lynch, Ken McGrath, Karthik Raj, Philippa McLaren, Karen Payne, Richard McCoy, Urs Giger
Hereditary disorders and genetic predispositions to disease are rarely reported in captive and free-ranging wildlife, and none have been definitively identified and characterized in elephants. A wild-caught, 41-yr-old male Asian elephant ( Elephas maximus ) without an apparent increased bleeding tendency was consistently found to have prolonged prothrombin times (PTs, mean = 55±35 s) compared to 17 other elephants (PT=10±2 s). This elephant's partial thromboplastin times (PTT) fell within the normal range of the other elephants (12-30 s)...
January 24, 2017: Journal of Wildlife Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116073/protein-profiling-of-plasma-proteins-in-dairy-cows-with-subclinical-hypocalcaemia
#15
Ziling Fan, Shi Shu, Chuchu Xu, Xinhuan Xiao, Gang Wang, Yunlong Bai, Cheng Xia, Ling Wu, Hongyou Zhang, Chuang Xu, Wei Yang
Subclinical hypocalcaemia (SH) is an important metabolic disease in dairy cows that has a serious impact on production performance. The objective of this study was to investigate novel aspects of pathogenesis using proteomics technology to identify proteins that are differentially expressed in diseased and healthy animals. Dairy cows were divided into an SH group (T, n = 10) and a control group (C, n = 10) based on plasma calcium concentration. A total of 398 differentially expressed proteins were identified, of which 265 proteins were overlapped in the two parallel experiments...
2017: Irish Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115916/pro-coagulant-activity-during-exercise-testing-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
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Joanna Cwikiel, Ingebjorg Seljeflot, Eivind Berge, Harald Arnesen, Kristian Wachtell, Hilde Ulsaker, Arnljot Flaa
BACKGROUND: Strenuous exercise may trigger myocardial infarction through increased pro-coagulant activity. We aimed to investigate whether patients referred for exercise testing, who were found to have angiographically verified coronary artery disease (CAD), have a more hypercoagulable profile during exercise testing than those without CAD. METHODS: Patients with symptoms of stable CAD were examined with exercise electrocardiography on bicycle ergometer. Venous blood samples were taken at rest and within 5 min after end of exercise...
2017: Thrombosis Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111740/anaesthetic-induced-cardioprotection-in-an-experimental-model-of-the-takotsubo-syndrome-isoflurane-vs-propofol
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J Oras, B Redfors, A Ali, J Lundgren, C Sihlbom, A Thorsell, H Seeman-Lodding, E Omerovic, S-E Ricksten
BACKGROUND: Takotsubo syndrome (TS) is an acute cardiac condition with a substantial mortality for which no specific treatment is available. We have previously shown that isoflurane attenuates the development of left ventricular (LV) dysfunction in an experimental TS-model. We compared the effects of equi-anaesthetic doses of isoflurane, propofol and ketamine+midazolam on haemodynamics, global and regional LV systolic function and the activation of intracellular metabolic pathways in experimental TS...
March 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107024/the-host-response-in-sepsis-patients-developing-intensive-care-unit-acquired-secondary-infections
#18
Lonneke A van Vught, Maryse A Wiewel, Arie J Hoogendijk, Jos F Frencken, Brendon P Scicluna, Peter M C Klein Klouwenberg, Aeilko H Zwinderman, Rene Lutter, Janneke Horn, Marcus J Schultz, Marc M J Bonten, Olaf L Cremer, Tom van der Poll
RATIONALE: Sepsis can be complicated by secondary infections. We explored the possibility that sepsis patients developing a secondary infection while in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) display sustained inflammatory, vascular and procoagulant responses. OBJECTIVE: To compare systemic proinflammatory host responses in patients with sepsis who acquire a new infection with those who do not. METHODS: Consecutive sepsis patients with a length of ICU stay >48 hours were prospectively analyzed for the development of ICU-acquired infections...
January 20, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104608/prothrombin-loading-of-vascular-smooth-muscle-cell-derived-exosomes-regulates-coagulation-and-calcification
#19
Alexander N Kapustin, Michael Schoppet, Leon J Schurgers, Joanne L Reynolds, Rosamund McNair, Alexander Heiss, Willi Jahnen-Dechent, Tilman M Hackeng, Georg Schlieper, Paul Harrison, Catherine M Shanahan
OBJECTIVE: The drug warfarin blocks carboxylation of vitamin K-dependent proteins and acts as an anticoagulant and an accelerant of vascular calcification. The calcification inhibitor MGP (matrix Gla [carboxyglutamic acid] protein), produced by vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs), is a key target of warfarin action in promoting calcification; however, it remains unclear whether proteins in the coagulation cascade also play a role in calcification. APPROACH AND RESULTS: Vascular calcification is initiated by exosomes, and proteomic analysis revealed that VSMC exosomes are loaded with Gla-containing coagulation factors: IX and X, PT (prothrombin), and proteins C and S...
January 19, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102766/soluble-p-selectin-rescues-mice-from-anthrax-lethal-toxin-induced-mortality-through-psgl-1-pathway-mediated-correction-of-hemostasis
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Der-Shan Sun, Yao-Wen Chang, Jyh-Hwa Kau, Hsin-Hsien Huang, Pei-Hsun Ho, Yin-Jeh Tzeng, Hsin-Hou Chang
As one of the virulence factors of Bacillus anthracis, lethal toxin (LT) induces various pathogenic responses including the suppression of the coagulation system. In this study, we observed that LT markedly increased the circulating soluble P-selectin (sP-sel) levels and microparticle (MP) count in wild-type but not P-selectin (P-sel, Selp(-)(-)(-)) or P-sel ligand-1 (PSGL-1, Selplg(-)(-)(-)) knockout mice. Because sP-sel induces a hypercoagulable state through PSGL-1 pathway to generate tissue factor-positive MPs, we hypothesized that the increase in plasma sP-sel levels can be a self-rescue response in hosts against the LT-mediated suppression of the coagulation system...
January 19, 2017: Virulence
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