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Chinese Journal of Burns ; (6): 147-155, 2022.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-935989


Objective: To investigate the changes of heparin-binding protein (HBP) in severe burn patients during shock stage and its effects on human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) and neutrophils in vitro. Methods: Prospective observational and experimental research methods were used. Twenty severe burn patients who met the inclusion criteria and were admitted to the Department of Burns and Plastic Surgery of Affiliated Suzhou Hospital of Nanjing Medical University from August to November 2020 were included in severe burn group (12 males and 8 females, aged 44.5 (31.0, 58.0) years). During the same period, 20 healthy volunteers with normal physical examination results in the unit's Physical Examination Center were recruited into healthy control group (13 males and 7 females, aged 39.5 (26.0, 53.0) years). Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) method was used to detect the protein expression levels of HBP and tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase 1 (TIMP-1) in plasma of patients within 48 hours after injury in severe burn group and in plasma of volunteers in healthy control group. The correlation between protein expression of HBP and that of TIMP-1 in the plasma in the two groups was analyzed by Pearson correlation analysis. The fourth passage of HUVECs in logarithmic growth phase were used for the experiment. The HUVECs were divided into normal control group with routine culture (the same treatment below) and recombinant HBP (rHBP)-treated 12 h group, rHBP-treated 24 h group, and rHBP-treated 48 h group with corresponding treatment according to the random number table (the same grouping method below), and the mRNA expression of TIMP-1 in cells was detected by real-time fluorescence quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction. The HUVECs were divided into normal control group and rHBP-treated 48 h group with corresponding treatment, and the protein expression of TIMP-1 in the cells was detected by Western blotting. The HUVECs were divided into normal control group, rHBP alone group, aprotinin alone group, and rHBP+aprotinin group treated with the corresponding reagents (with the final molarity of rHBP being 200 nmol/L and the final concentration of aprotinin being 20 μg/mL, respectively), cultured for 48 h, and ELISA was used to detect the protein expression of TIMP-1 in the culture supernatant of cells. The neutrophils were isolated from the peripheral venous blood of the aforementioned 10 healthy volunteers by immunomagnetic bead sorting, and the cells were divided into normal control group, recombinant TIMP-1 (rTIMP-1) alone group, phorbol acetate (PMA) alone group, and rTIMP-1+PMA group treated with corresponding reagents (with the final concentration of rTIMP-1 being 500 ng/mL and the final molarity of PMA being 10 nmol/L, respectively). After being cultured for 1 h, the expression of CD63 protein in cells was detected by immunofluorescence method, the positive expression rate of CD63 protein in cells was detected by flow cytometry, and the protein expression levels of HBP and myeloperoxidase (MPO) in the culture supernatant of cells were detected by ELISA. The normal control group underwent the above-mentioned related tests at appropriate time points. The number of samples was 3 in each group of cell experiment. Data were statistically analyzed with chi-square test, Mann-Whitney U test, Kruskal-Wallis H test, and Tamhane's T2 test. Results: The protein expression levels of HBP and TIMP-1 in the plasma of patients in severe burn group were 404.9 (283.1, 653.2) and 262.1 (240.6, 317.4) ng/mL, respectively, which were both significantly higher than 61.6 (45.0, 68.9) and 81.0 (66.3, 90.0) ng/mL of volunteers in healthy control group (with Z values of -5.41 and -5.21, respectively, P<0.01). The correlation between the protein expression of HBP and that of TIMP-1 in the plasma of volunteers in healthy control group was not strong (P>0.05). The protein expression of HBP was significantly positively correlated with that of TIMP-1 in the plasma of patients in severe burn group (r=0.64, P<0.01). Compared with that in normal control group, the mRNA expression of TIMP-1 in HUVECs was significantly increased in rHBP-treated 12 h group, rHBP-treated 24 h group, and rHBP-treated 48 h group (with t values of -3.58, -2.25, and -1.26, respectively, P<0.05). Western blotting detection showed that compared with that in normal control group, the protein expression of TIMP-1 in HUVECs in rHBP-treated 48 h group was significantly enhanced. After 48 h of culture, compared with that in normal control group, the protein expression level of TIMP-1 in the culture supernatant of HUVECs in rHBP alone group was significantly increased (t=9.43, P<0.05), while the protein expression level of TIMP-1 in the culture supernatant of HUVECs didn't change significantly in aprotinin alone group or rHBP+aprotinin group (P>0.05); compared with that in rHBP alone group, the protein expression level of TIMP-1 in the culture supernatant of HUVECs in rHBP+aprotinin group was significantly decreased (t=4.76, P<0.01). After 1 h of culture, the trend of CD63 protein expression in neutrophils detected by immunofluorescence method and that by flow cytometry were consistent in each group. After 1 h of culture, compared with that in normal control group, the positive expression rate of CD63 protein in the neutrophils and the protein expression levels of HBP and MPO in the culture supernatant of cells in rTIMP-1 alone group all had no significant changes (P>0.05), while the positive expression rate of CD63 protein in the neutrophils and the protein expression levels of HBP and MPO in the culture supernatant of cells were all significantly increased in PMA alone group and rTIMP-1+PMA group (with t values of 2.41, 3.82, 5.73, 1.05, 4.16, and 1.08, respectively, P<0.05 or P<0.01); compared with that in PMA alone group, the positive expression rate of CD63 protein in the neutrophils and the protein expression levels of HBP and MPO in the culture supernatant of cells in rTIMP-1+PMA group were all significantly decreased (with t values of 5.26, 2.83, and 1.26, respectively, P<0.05 or P<0.01). Conclusions: The expression level of HBP in the plasma of severe burn patients is increased during shock stage. HBP can induce HUVECs to secrete TIMP-1 in vitro, and TIMP-1 can reduce the expression of CD63 molecule in human neutrophils.

Adult , Antimicrobial Cationic Peptides , Blood Proteins , Burns , Female , Human Umbilical Vein Endothelial Cells , Humans , Male , Neutrophils , Tissue Inhibitor of Metalloproteinase-1
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-928571


OBJECTIVES@#To study the value of heparin-binding protein (HBP) in the diagnosis of severe infection in children.@*METHODS@#This study was a prospective observational study. The medical data of children who were admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit due to infection from January 2019 to January 2020 were collected. According to the diagnostic criteria for severe sepsis and sepsis, the children were divided into a severe sepsis group with 49 children, a sepsis group with 82 children, and a non-severe infection group with 33 children. The three groups were compared in terms of related biomarkers such as plasma HBP, serum C-reactive protein, serum procalcitonin, and platelet count. The receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve was plotted to investigate the value of plasma HBP level in the diagnosis of severe infection (including severe sepsis and sepsis).@*RESULTS@#The severe sepsis and sepsis groups had a significantly higher plasma HBP level on admission than the non-severe infection group (P<0.05). Compared with the sepsis and non-severe groups, the severe sepsis group had significantly higher serum levels of C-reactive protein and procalcitonin and a significantly lower platelet count (P<0.05). Plasma HBP level had an area under the ROC curve of 0.590 in determining severe infection, with a sensitivity of 38.0% and a specificity of 82.4% (P<0.05).@*CONCLUSIONS@#There is an increase in plasma HBP level in children with severe infection, and plasma HBP level has a lower sensitivity but a higher specificity in the diagnosis of severe infection and can thus be used as one of the markers for the judgment of severe infection in children.

Antimicrobial Cationic Peptides , Biomarkers , Blood Proteins , C-Reactive Protein/analysis , Child , Humans , Procalcitonin , Prospective Studies , ROC Curve , Sepsis/diagnosis
Arq. bras. med. vet. zootec. (Online) ; 73(4): 791-798, Jul.-Aug. 2021. tab
Article in English | LILACS, VETINDEX | ID: biblio-1285265


The Nelore breed is the second largest bovine breed in the world and has actively participated in the expansion of new Brazilian agricultural frontiers. In this context, the purpose of this study was to determine the hematological and biochemical reference intervals of healthy Nelore matrices raised under an extensive regime without supplementation along southwest of Piauí state. Blood samples were collected from fifty-five multiparous female of the Nelore breed. Biochemical and hematological parameters were analyzed using a parametric statistical method with 95% CI of reference limits. The average values of red blood cells, hemoglobin as well as hematimetric indices showed reference ranges similar to reference standards. The hematocrit as well as granulocytes and agranulocytes presented alterations typical of animals raised in environments with higher temperatures. Mineral, enzymatic, protein and metabolic profiles were similar to other bovine breeds but with a narrower range of values. However, lower mean values were observed for levels of ionized calcium, total protein and urea. Nelore females present slightly different biochemical and hematological profiles from other breeds, which might result from the environmental and nutritional management applied and the natural deficiency of nitrogen, phosphorus and calcium in the region's pastures.(AU)

Nelore é a segunda maior raça bovina do mundo e tem participado ativamente da expansão das novas fronteiras agrícolas brasileiras. Nesse contexto, o objetivo do presente estudo foi determinar os intervalos de referência hematológicos e bioquímicos de matrizes Nelore criadas em regime extensivo sem suplementação, ao longo do sudoeste do estado do Piauí. Amostras de sangue foram coletadas de 55 fêmeas multíparas da raça Nelore. Os parâmetros bioquímicos e hematológicos foram analisados por método estatístico paramétrico com IC 95% para os limites de referência. Os valores médios de hemácias, hemoglobina e índices hematimétricos apresentaram intervalos de referência semelhantes aos padrões de referência. Tanto o hematócrito quanto os granulócitos e os agranulócitos apresentaram alterações típicas de animais criados em ambientes com temperaturas mais elevadas. Os perfis mineral, enzimático, proteico e metabólico foram semelhantes aos de outras raças bovinas, mas com uma faixa de valores mais estreita. No entanto, valores médios mais baixos foram observados para os níveis de cálcio ionizado, proteína total e ureia. Fêmeas Nelore apresentam perfis bioquímicos e hematológicos ligeiramente diferentes de outras raças, o que pode resultar dos manejos ambiental e nutricional aplicados e da deficiência natural de nitrogênio, fósforo e cálcio nas pastagens da região.(AU)

Animals , Female , Cattle , Blood Cell Count/veterinary , Blood Urea Nitrogen , Blood Proteins/analysis , Calcium/blood , Granulocytes , Hematocrit/veterinary , Reference Values , Brazil , Serum , Agranulocytosis/veterinary
Rev. bras. ciênc. vet ; 28(1): 61-66, jan./mar. 2021. il.
Article in English | LILACS, VETINDEX | ID: biblio-1368827


Plasma levels of hematocrit, total plasma protein, fibrinogen, creatine phosphokinase, aspartate transferase, and lactate were analyzed in blood samples of 85 Crioula breed foals, from birth to two years of age. The animals were divided into age groups: G1 (up to 15 days of age; n=70), G2 (from 16 days to one month of age; n=67), G3 (between one and three months of age; n=75), G4 (between three and six months of age; n=64), G5 (between six and nine months of age; n=59), G6 (between nine and 18 months of age; n=39), and G7 (between 18 months and two years of age; n=17). These groups were statistically analyzed by one-way variance analysis (ANOVA) and Tukey's test. Male and female means were compared by Student's t-test. Hematocrit levels were significantly higher up to 90 days of age and in G7 females. Total plasma proteins increased significantly in groups 3, 4, 6, and 7. The highest fibrinogen levels were found in G1. Yet for creatine phosphokinase, the highest concentrations were detected in G5, whereas those of aspartate aminotransferase in G7. The levels of this enzyme remained similar from 30 days to two years of age. Lactate concentrations were higher in G3. We concluded that the sex of the animal had no significant effect on laboratory test interpretations. By contrast, the age of the animal should be considered since relevant variations were observed with time. Nevertheless, specific tables for each analysis should be consulted for interpretation of results.

Com o propósito de estabelecer valores de hematócrito, proteínas plasmáticas totais, fibrinogênio, creatina quinase , aspartato transferase e lactato em potros da raça Crioula, do nascimento até os dois anos, utilizaram-se amostras sanguíneas de 85 animais, divididos pela estratificação etária: Grupo 1 (G1) Até 15 dias de vida (n=70); grupo 2 (G2), entre 16 dias até um mês (n=67); grupo 3 (G3), entre 1 e 3 meses (n=75); grupo 4 (G4), entre 3 e 6 meses (n=64); grupo 5 (G5), entre 6 e 9 meses (n=59); grupo 6 (G6), entre 9 e 18 meses (n=39); e grupo 7 (G7), entre 18 meses até 2 anos (n=17). Foi realizado estudo estatístico entre os grupos pela análise de variância unidirecional (one-wayANOVA), complementada pelo teste de Tukey. Para comparação das médias entre os sexos utilizou-se o teste t de Student. O hematócrito foi significativamente mais elevado até os 90 dias e nas fêmeas do G7. Para proteínas plasmáticas totais, notou-se aumento significativo nos grupos 3, 4, 6 e 7. Os valores de fibrinogênio foram maiores no G1. A CK apresentou maior concentração no G5 e a AST no G7. A AST assumiu valores semelhantes dos 30 dias até os 2 anos. A concentração de lactato foi mais elevada no G3. Conclui-se que na interpretação dos exames laboratoriais de potros da raça crioula, o gênero não interfere significativamente nos resultados, porém a idade deve ser considerada devido à ocorrência de variações relevantes. Recomenda-se que para interpretação sejam consultadas tabelas específicas para cada análise.

Animals , Blood Chemical Analysis/veterinary , Blood Specimen Collection/veterinary , Reference Standards/methods , Horses/blood , Fibrinogen/analysis , Blood Proteins/analysis , Creatine Kinase/analysis , Laboratory Test/analysis , Hematocrit/veterinary , Hematologic Tests/veterinary
Arq. neuropsiquiatr ; 79(1): 56-67, Jan. 2021. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1153137


ABSTRACT Background: Increased concentrations of serum proteins in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) are interpreted as blood-CSF barrier dysfunction. Frequently used interpretations such as barrier leakage, disruption or breakdown contradict CSF protein data, which suggest a reduced CSF flow rate as the cause. Results: Even the severest barrier dysfunctions do not change the molecular size-dependent selectivity or the interindividual variation of the protein transfer across barriers. Serum protein concentrations in lumbar CSF increase with hyperbolic functions, but the levels of proteins that do not pass the barrier remain constant (brain proteins) or increase linearly (leptomeningal proteins). All CSF protein dynamics above and below a lumbar blockade can also be explained, independent of their barrier passage, by a reduced caudally directed flow. Local accumulation of gadolinium in multiple sclerosis (MS) is now understood as due to reduced bulk flow elimination by interstitial fluid (ISF). Nonlinear change of the steady state in barrier dysfunction and along normal rostro-caudal gradients supports the diffusion/flow model and contradicts obstructions of diffusion pathways. Regardless of the cause of the disease, pathophysiological flow blockages are found in bacterial meningitis, leukemia, meningeal carcinomatosis, Guillain-Barré syndrome, MS and experimental allergic encephalomyelitis. In humans, the fortyfold higher albumin concentrations in early fetal development decrease later with maturation of the arachnoid villi, i.e., with beginning CSF outflow, which contradicts a relevant outflow to the lymphatic system. Respiration- and heartbeat-dependent oscillations do not disturb net direction of CSF flow. Conclusion: Blood-CSF and blood-brain barrier dysfunctions are an expression of reduced CSF or ISF flow rate.

RESUMO Introdução: Concentrações aumentadas de proteínas séricas no líquido cefalorraquidiano são interpretadas como disfunção da barreira (hemato-liquórica) sanguínea do LCR. Interpretações frequentemente usadas, como vazamento de barreira (quebra ou rompimento de barreira), rompimento ou quebra, contradiz os dados de proteína do LCR, que sugerem uma taxa de fluxo reduzida do LCR como a causa. Resultados: Mesmo as disfunções de barreira mais graves não alteram a seletividade dependente do tamanho molecular nem a variação interindividual da transferência de proteína através de barreiras. As concentrações de proteínas séricas no LCR lombar aumentam com as funções hiperbólicas, mas as proteínas que não passam a barreira permanecem constantes (proteínas do cérebro) ou aumentam linearmente (proteínas leptomeningeais). Toda a dinâmica das proteínas do LCR acima e abaixo de um bloqueio lombar também pode ser explicada, independente de sua passagem pela barreira, por um fluxo caudal reduzido. O acúmulo local de gadolínio na esclerose múltipla (EM) é agora entendido como decorrente da redução da eliminação do bulk flow pelo fluido intersticial (FIS). A mudança não linear do estado estacionário na disfunção da barreira e ao longo dos gradientes rostro-caudais normais apoia o modelo de difusão/fluxo e contradiz as obstruções das vias de difusão. Independentemente da causa da doença, os bloqueios fisiopatológicos do fluxo são encontrados na meningite bacteriana, leucemia, carcinomatose meníngea, síndrome de Guillain-Barré, EM e encefalomielite alérgica experimental. Em humanos, as concentrações de albumina quarenta vezes mais altas no desenvolvimento fetal inicial diminuem tarde com a maturação das vilosidades aracnoides, isto é, com o início do fluxo de LCR, o que contradiz um fluxo relevante para o sistema linfático. As oscilações dependentes da respiração e do batimento cardíaco não perturbam a direção do fluxo do LCR. Conclusão: As disfunções das barreiras hemato-liquórica e hemato-encefálica são uma expressão da redução da taxa de fluxo do LCR ou FIS.

Humans , Brain/metabolism , Blood-Brain Barrier/metabolism , Blood Proteins/metabolism , Cerebrospinal Fluid/metabolism
Journal of Experimental Hematology ; (6): 1606-1609, 2021.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-922303


OBJECTIVE@#To investigate the expression and clinical significance of serum protein ROCK2 in patients with chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD) after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT).@*METHODS@#The patients were divided into cGVHD group and control group (without cGVHD). The expression levels of serum protein ROCK2 were detected by ELISA in patients with or without cGVHD after allo-HSCT.@*RESULTS@#The expression level of ROCK2 in serum of cGVHD patients was significantly higher than those in control group, moreover, the expression level of ROCK2 in severe cGVHD group was significant higher than that in moderate and mild cGVHD group (P<0.001). The expression level of ROCK2 was significantly decreased in the serum of cGVHD patients after treatment(P<0.01); the expression level of ROCK2 was significantly higher in the serum of cGVHD patients with lung as the target organ(P<0.01). The median survival time of patients with severe cGVHD were significantly shorter than that of patients with mild and moderate cGVHD(P<0.05).@*CONCLUSION@#ROCK2 shows certain reference value in the evaluation of severity and prognosis of cGVHD, and may be a new target for the treatment of cGVHD.

Blood Proteins , Chronic Disease , Graft vs Host Disease , Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation , Humans , Transplantation, Homologous , rho-Associated Kinases
Journal of Experimental Hematology ; (6): 1462-1470, 2021.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-922280


OBJECTIVE@#To screen the serum differentially expressed proteins of APL in children.@*METHODS@#Serum protein expression profiles from 20 cases of normal healthy controls, and 20 cases of APL patients were detected by iTRAQ (isobaric tag for relative and absolute quantification)labeling coupled with two-dimensional liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry(2DLC-MS/MS), and analyzed by bioinformatics software. S100A8, LRG1 and SPARC were validated by ELISA. ROC was built by SPSS 20.0 software.@*RESULTS@#Analysis identified 83 differentially expressed proteins in APL serum compared with control according to our defined criteria, of which 33 proteins were up-regulated and 50 proteins were down-regulated (P<0.05).IPA analysis revealed that these differentially expressed proteins were related to the function of Cellular Movement, Immune Cell Trafficking, Hematological System Development and Function, Cell-To-Cell Signaling and Interaction, Tissue Development, and involved in a variety of signalling Pathways, the most representative pathways including LXR/RXR Activation and Acute Phase Response Signaling. S100A8 and LRG1 were found to be elevated and SPARC was markedly down-regulated in serum of childhood APL when compared to the normal controls as examined by ELISA (P<0.05), which was consistent with the iTRAQ result. The overall predictive accuracy of each protein was reflected by the area under the ROC curve(AUC), S100A8,LRG1 and SPARC with ROC areas of 0.841,1.000 and 0.944 respectively.@*CONCLUSION@#S100A8,LRG1 and SPARC may be serve as serum candidate biomarkers for pediatric APL.

Blood Proteins , Child , Chromatography, Liquid , Humans , Leukemia, Promyelocytic, Acute , Proteomics , Tandem Mass Spectrometry
Braz. j. med. biol. res ; 54(11): e11295, 2021. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1339451


This study aimed to investigate the diagnostic value of heparin-binding protein (HBP) in the cerebrospinal fluid of children with purulent meningitis (PM). This study included 118 children with PM diagnosed at our hospital from January 2018 to January 2020, 110 children with viral meningitis (VM) and 80 children with suspected meningitis who were ruled out by cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) analysis during the same period. HBP and white blood cell (WBC) count in the CSF, and inflammatory factors, including C-reactive protein (CRP), tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α, and procalcitonin (PCT), were measured. Receiver-operator characteristic curves were used to analyze the predictive value of HBP, CRP, PCT, and TNF-α levels in the diagnosis of PM by CSF analysis. HBP levels in the CSF of children with PM were higher, while the CRP and serum PCT and TNF-α levels were elevated in all groups (P<0.05). In addition, HBP levels in the CSF were more accurate for the diagnosis of PM than traditional diagnostic indexes. HBP levels in the CSF can be used as an important reference for early diagnosis of PM.

Humans , Child , Meningitis, Bacterial/diagnosis , Meningitis, Viral , C-Reactive Protein , Blood Proteins , Antimicrobial Cationic Peptides , Procalcitonin
Arq. bras. med. vet. zootec. (Online) ; 72(6): 2279-2287, Nov.-Dec. 2020. tab
Article in English | LILACS, VETINDEX | ID: biblio-1142312


Meat productivity and quality of beef are determined by a number of factors, including pedigree traits of animals. Meat productivity is closely related to the biological patterns of their growth and development. Considering the patterns that affect meat productivity enables effective growing and fattening of livestock and obtaining commercially viable beef. To predict economically useful traits in beef cattle breeding, interior indicators can be used, as they reflect the metabolic picture of the animal's body. The research studies in physiology and biochemistry of livestock aimed at revealing the persistent mechanisms of a growing animal organism make them relevant. The article identifies a correlation between the interior indicators and the fattening indicators of three experimental groups of steers. The main forecasting factors of meat productivity indicators have been substantiated. Regression coefficients have been found and show how much the live weight varies depending on the determining factors. Meat productivity predicting procedures have been modeled with respect to the protein content in blood serum.(AU)

A produtividade e a qualidade da carne bovina são determinadas por diversos fatores, incluindo características de pedigree dos animais. A produtividade da carne tem relação íntima com os padrões biológicos de seu crescimento e desenvolvimento. A consideração dos padrões que afetam a produtividade da carne possibilita o crescimento e engorda eficazes dos rebanhos e a obtenção de carne bovina comercialmente viável. Para prever características economicamente úteis na criação de gado de corte, indicadores de interior podem ser usados, visto que refletem a imagem metabólica do corpo do animal. Tornam-se relevantes os estudos de pesquisa em fisiologia e bioquímica da pecuária com o objetivo de revelar os mecanismos persistentes de um organismo animal em crescimento. O artigo identifica uma correlação entre os indicadores internos e os indicadores de engorda de três grupos experimentais de novilhos. Os principais fatores de previsão dos indicadores de produtividade de carnes já foram comprovados. Coeficientes de regressão foram encontrados e mostram o quanto o peso vivo varia em função dos fatores determinantes. Os procedimentos de predição da produtividade da carne foram modelados em relação ao conteúdo de proteína no soro sanguíneo.(AU)

Animals , Cattle , Blood Proteins/analysis , Livestock/growth & development , Red Meat/analysis , Genotype , Regression Analysis
Rev. bras. ciênc. vet ; 27(3): 137-145, jul./set. 2020. il.
Article in Portuguese | LILACS, VETINDEX | ID: biblio-1373061


Devido aos altos índices de resistência dos parasitas aos diferentes princípios ativos comerciais, novas alternativas de controle vêm sendo estudadas, entre elas a fitoterapia. Essas medidas visam a busca de métodos auxiliares no controle das parasitoses, entretanto, muitos produtos estão disponíveis no mercado e não têm comprovação científica de sua eficácia ou de possíveis efeitos colaterais. O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar os efeitos hematológicos e hepáticos após a administração de torta de Neem (Azadirachta indica) em ovinos. Foram testadas três dosagens da torta de Neem adicionada ao sal mineral (1, 2 e 4%), administradas por 126 dias para 32 ovinos da raça Lacaune, divididos em quatro grupos sendo três grupos para os diferentes tratamentos e um controle, o qual recebeu somente sal mineral. Amostras de sangue foram colhidas a cada 21 dias para realização do hemograma completo, dosagem de proteína plasmática total e fibrinogênio e avaliação da bioquímica clínica hepática. Nestas mesmas ocasiões, amostras de fezes foram coletadas para a quantificação de ovos por grama de fezes (OPG). Foram observadas diferenças estatísticas entre momentos e grupos para diversas variáveis, porém sem estarem relacionadas à administração de torta de Neem. Os resultados obtidos de hemograma completo, dosagem de proteína plasmática total, fibrinogênio e de bioquímica clínica hepática indicaram que a administração de torta de Neem nas concentrações de 1, 2 e 4%, não interfere nos valores hematológicos, nem sobre a integridade e função hepática de ovinos da raça Lacaune.

Due to high levels of parasite resistance to different commercial active ingredients, new control alternatives are being studied, including the phytotherapy. These measures aim to search for auxiliary methods in the control of parasitic diseases. However, there are many products available in the market and there are no scientific proof of its efficacy. The objective of this study was to evaluate the hematological and hepatic effects following administration of Neem pie (Azadirachta indica) in sheep. Three concentrations of Neem cake was added to the mineral salt (1, 2 and 4%) and administered during 126 days to 32 Lacaune breed sheeps, divided into four groups: three groups for different treatments and a and a control were tested, the ladder receiving only mineral salt. Blood samples were taken every 21 days to perform the complete blood count, serum total plasma protein and fibrinogen and liver biochemical evaluation. In those same times, fecal samples were collected for quantification of eggs per gram of feces (EPG). Statistical differences between times and groups for several variables were observed, but without being related to the administration of Neem pie. The results of complete blood count, measurement of total plasma protein, fibrinogen and hepatic clinical biochemistry indicated that administration of Neem pie at concentrations of 1, 2 and 4%, does not interfere in hematological values, or on the integrity and liver function Lacaune sheep breed.

Animals , Parasite Egg Count/veterinary , Blood Cell Count/veterinary , Sheep/blood , Blood Proteins/analysis , Phytotherapeutic Drugs , Hematologic Tests/veterinary , Liver Function Tests/veterinary , Antiparasitic Agents/therapeutic use
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-810960


BACKGROUND: We aimed to investigate whether various immune-related plasma proteins, alone or in combination with conventional clinical risk factors, can predict spontaneous preterm delivery (SPTD) and intra-amniotic infection in women with premature cervical dilation or a short cervix (≤ 25 mm).METHODS: This retrospective study included 80 asymptomatic women with premature cervical dilation (n = 50) or a short cervix (n = 30), who underwent amniocentesis at 17–29 weeks. Amniotic fluid (AF) was cultured, and maternal plasma was assayed for interleukin (IL)-6, matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-9, tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases (TIMP)-1, and complements C3a and C5a, using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) kits. The primary outcome measures were SPTD at < 32 weeks and positive AF cultures.RESULTS: The plasma levels of IL-6, C3a, and C5a, but not of MMP-9 and TIMP-1, were significantly higher in women with SPTD at < 32 weeks than in those who delivered at ≥ 32 weeks. The women who delivered at < 32 weeks had more advanced cervical dilatation, and higher rates of antibiotic and tocolytic administration and were less likely to be given vaginal progesterone than those who delivered at ≥ 32 weeks. Using a stepwise regression analysis, a combined prediction model was developed, which included the plasma IL-6 and C3a levels, and cervical dilatation (area under the curve [AUC], 0.901). The AUC for this model was significantly greater than that for any single variable included in the predictive model. In the univariate analysis, plasma IL-6 level was the only significant predictor of intra-amniotic infection.CONCLUSION: In women with premature cervical dilation or a short cervix, maternal plasma IL-6, C3a, and C5a levels could be useful non-invasive predictors of SPTD at < 32 weeks. A combination of these biomarkers and conventional clinical factors may clearly improve the predictability for SPTD, as compared with the biomarkers alone. An increased plasma level of IL-6 predicted intra-amniotic infection.

Amniocentesis , Amniotic Fluid , Area Under Curve , Biomarkers , Blood Proteins , Cervix Uteri , Complement System Proteins , Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay , Female , Humans , Interleukin-6 , Interleukins , Labor Stage, First , Outcome Assessment, Health Care , Plasma , Pregnancy , Progesterone , Retrospective Studies , Risk Factors , Tissue Inhibitor of Metalloproteinase-1 , Tissue Inhibitor of Metalloproteinases
Rev. bras. parasitol. vet ; 29(2): e002220, 2020. tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1138085


Abstract This study aimed to evaluate the effects of Trichostrongylus colubriformis infection on the hemato-biochemical parameters, feed digestibility, and nitrogen balance in Santa Inês lambs. Eighteen three-month-old Santa Ines castrated male lambs (16.9 ± 1.43 kg of body weight) were randomly distributed in two experimental treatments: infected with T. colubriformis (I, n = 9) and uninfected (U, n = 9). The I group received a total of 45,000 L3 larvae of T. colubriformis (5,000 infective larvae, three times per week, for three weeks). During the experimental period, blood, feed digestibility, and nitrogen balance were evaluated. The I lambs showed a reduction in erythrocytes, hemoglobin, hematocrit, mean corpuscular volume, and total proteins, as well as an increase in platelets and eosinophils compared to those in the U group (p < 0.05). With the exception of total protein content, these values were within the normal range for the species. Furthermore, lower dry matter and organic matter digestibility were observed in the I lambs (p = 0.08). The present findings highlight that T. colubriformis infection has the potential to impair some hemato-biochemical parameters as well as feed digestibility in lambs, which could affect their productivity.

Resumo O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar os efeitos da infecção por Trichostrongylus colubriformis nos parâmetros hemato-bioquímicos, digestibilidade aparente dos nutrientes e balanço de nitrogênio de cordeiros Santa Inês. Dezoito cordeiros Santa Inês, de três meses de idade e castrados (16,9 ± 1,43 kg de peso corporal), foram distribuídos aleatoriamente em dois tratamentos experimentais: infectados com T. colubriformis (I, n = 9) e não infectados (U, n = 9). O grupo I recebeu um total de 45.000 larvas L3 de T. colubriformis (5.000 larvas infectantes, três vezes por semana, durante três semanas). Durante o período experimental, foram avaliadas as variáveis sanguíneas, digestibilidade e balanço de nitrogênio. Os cordeiros I apresentaram redução de eritrócitos, hemoglobina, hematócrito, volume corpuscular médio e proteínas totais, além de aumento de plaquetas e eosinófilos, quando comparados ao grupo U (p< 0,05). Contudo, exceto para proteínas totais, os valores estavam dentro do intervalo normal para a espécie. Além disso, a digestibilidade da matéria seca e da matéria orgânica foi menor no grupo I de cordeiros (p = 0,08). Os presentes achados destacam que a infecção por T. colubriformis teve potencial para prejudicar alguns parâmetros hemato-bioquímicos, bem como a digestibilidade aparente da dieta, o que poderia afetar a produtividade dos cordeiros.

Animals , Male , Trichostrongylosis/parasitology , Trichostrongylus/parasitology , Sheep/parasitology , Blood Proteins/analysis , Digestive System/parasitology , Nitrogen/analysis , Sheep Diseases/parasitology , Trichostrongylosis/urine , Trichostrongylosis/blood , Trichostrongylosis/veterinary , Blood Cell Count/veterinary , Hemoglobins/analysis , Serum Albumin, Bovine/analysis , Serum Globulins/analysis , 3-Hydroxybutyric Acid/blood , Disease Models, Animal , Erythrocyte Indices/veterinary , Feces/parasitology , Feces/chemistry , Nitrogen/urine
Rev. bras. ciênc. vet ; 26(3): 111-115, jul./set. 2019. il.
Article in Portuguese | LILACS, VETINDEX | ID: biblio-1391268


O objetivo deste estudo foi obter o perfil eletroforético das proteínas séricas em éguas cíclicas e verificar as diferenças entre as fases folicular e luteal do ciclo estral nesta espécie. Foram utilizadas 18 éguas, totalizando 36 amostras de soro, sendo duas de cada égua. As amostras foram colhidas no estro e no diestro. As proteínas séricas totais foram obtidas pelo método do Biureto, a partir da utilização de Kits comerciais (LABTEST) e, as diferentes subfrações proteicas, por eletroforese em gel de poliacrilamida (SDS-PAGE). O eletroforetograma das proteínas séricas colocou em evidência a presença de 17 a 25 frações proteicas, cujos pesos moleculares variaram de 22 a 254 kDa. Identificaram-se duas proteínas ainda não nomeadas oficialmente, de massas moleculares (MM) 23 kDa e 144 kDa. Os valores médios ± SEM obtidos para cada variável no estro e no diestro, respectivamente, foram: proteínas totais (g/dL) 7,11 ± 0,07 e 7,36 ± 0,07; albumina (mg/dL) 4790,83 ± 69,10 e 5027,19 ± 69,10; α1 glicoproteína ácida (mg/dL) 4,90 ± 0,31 e 4,93 ± 0,31; ceruloplasmina (mg/dL) 15,28 ± 1,31 e 10,65 ± 1,31; haptoglobina (mg/dL) 22,70 ± 1,16 e 27,06 ± 1,16; transferrina (mg/dL) 329,00 ± 9,78 e 350,16 ± 9,78; IgA (mg/dL) 119,91 ± 6,30 e 107,03 ± 6,30; IgG (mg/dL) 1525,07 ± 40,18 e 1517,25 ± 40,18; MM 23 (mg/dL) 204,44 ± 8,61 e 219,79 ± 8,61; MM 144 (mg/dL) 22,13 ± 0,55 e 21,49 ± 0,55. Não houve diferença significativa das proteínas totais e suas frações do estro para o diestro. Conclui-se que as modificações hormonais durante as fases do ciclo estral da égua não interferem no proteinograma sérico.

This study aimed to obtain the electrophoretic profile of serum proteins in cyclic mares and to verify the differences between the follicular and luteal phases of the estrous cycle in this species. Eighteen mares were used, totaling 36 serum samples, two of each mare. Samples were collected both in estrus and in diestrus. Total serum proteins were obtained by the Biureto method, by using commercial kits (LABTEST), while the different protein subfractions by polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE). The electroforetogram of serum proteins evidenced the presence of 17 to 25 protein fractions, whose molecular weights ranged from 22 to 254 kDa. Two proteins that were not yet officially named were identified, of molecular weights (MW) of 23 kDa and 144 kDa. The mean values (± SEM) obtained for each variable in estrus and diestrus were, respectively: total proteins (g/dL) 7.11 ± 0.07 and 7.36 ± 0.07; albumin (mg/dL) 4790.83 ± 69.10 and 5027.19 ± 69.10; α1 acid glycoprotein (mg/dL) 4.90 ± 0.31 and 4.93 ± 0.31; ceruloplasmine (mg/dL) 15.28 ± 1.31 and 10.65 ± 1.31; haptoglobine (mg/dL) 22.70 ± 1.16 and 27.06 ± 1.16; transferrin (mg/dL) 329.00 ± 9.78 and 350.16 ± 9.78; IgA (mg/dL) 119.91 ± 6.30 and 107.03 ± 6.30; IgG (mg/dL) 1525.07 ± 40.18 and 1517.25 ± 40.18; MW 23 (mg/dL) 204.44 ± 8.61 and 219.79 ± 8.61; MW 144 (mg/dL) 22.13 ± 0.55 and 21.49 ± 0.55. No significant difference was verified in total proteins and its fractions in estrus and diestrus. The hormonal changes during the specific stages of the estrous cycle of the mare do not interfere with the serum proteinogram.

Animals , Blood Proteins/analysis , Estrous Cycle , Electrophoresis/veterinary , Follicular Phase , Horses/anatomy & histology , Luteal Phase
Rev. nefrol. diál. traspl ; 39(2): 93-100, jun. 2019. ilus.; gráf.
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1352684


Introducción: Las interferencias en el proteinograma electroforético por electroforesis capilar incluyen la aparición de picos con concentraciones y movilidades electroforéticas, que podrían simular la presencia de un componente monoclonal. Objetivos: Ante la aparición de un pico adicional con movilidad intera2-ß por electroforesis capilar (Minicap®-Sebia), el objetivo fue identificar el interferente y evaluar su relación con la funcionalidad renal. Material y métodos: Se estudiaron muestras de suero que presentaron dicha interferencia en un período de un año mediante proteinograma en soporte sólido, electroinmunofijación e inmunoelectroforesis. Se adicionó in vitro el probable interferente para confirmar su movilidad electroforética. Se evaluó el impacto de la corrección de la interferencia con la herramienta "eliminación de artefactos" (Phoresis®-Sebia) y la correlación de la concentración del pico a línea de base del interferente con la estimación de la tasa de filtrado glomerular (CKD- EPI). Resultados: La integración a la línea de base de los picos fue de 0,07-0,36 g/dL. No se observaron particularidades al realizar los estudios complementarios. Se evidenció, en todos los casos, la administración de iopamidol como medio de contraste, confirmándose su movilidad electroforética por su adición in vitro. Mediante la herramienta "eliminación de artefactos" se recuperaron los niveles basales de las fracciones. Se demostró la existencia de una correlación entre la concentración del pico a línea de base del interferente y la estimación de la tasa de filtración glomerular por CKD-EPI (r=-0.534, p<0.0001). Conclusiones: Se identificó al interferente como Iopamidol y se demostró su relación con la disminución de la tasa de filtración glomerular

Introduction: Interferences in the electrophoretic proteinogram by capillary electrophoresis include the appearance of peaks with concentrations and electrophoretic mobilities, which could simulate the presence of a monoclonal component. Objectives: In the light of an additional peak with interα2-ß mobility by capillary electrophoresis (MINICAP®-Sebia), the aim was to identify the interferent and evaluate its connection to renal functionality. Methods: Serum samples that presented this interference over a period of one year were studied by proteinogram on solid support, electroimmunofixation and immunoelectrophoresis. The probable interferent was added in vitro to confirm its electrophoretic mobility. The impact of the interference correction with the "artifact removal" tool (Phoresis®-Sebia) and the correlation of the baseline peak concentration of the interferent with the estimation of the glomerular filtration rate (CKD-EPI) were evaluated. Results: The integration to the baseline of the peaks was 0.07-0.36 g/dL. No particularities were observed when performing the complementary studies. In all cases, the administration of Iopamidol as a contrast medium was demonstrated, confirming its electrophoretic mobility due to its in vitro addition. Using the "artifact removal" tool, the basal levels of the fractions were recovered. The existence of a correlation between the concentration of the baseline peak of the interferent and the estimation of the glomerular filtration rate by CKD-EPI was shown (r=-0.534, p <0.0001). Conclusions: The interferent was identified as Iopamidol and its connection to the decrease in the glomerular filtration rate was demonstrated

Humans , Iopamidol , Blood Proteins , Electrophoresis, Capillary , Contrast Media , Immunoelectrophoresis , Serum/drug effects , Glomerular Filtration Barrier
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-773148


To study the binding capacity of active ingredients of Daidai lipid-lowering flavonoid extract and plasma protein,investigate the ways to improve the traditional formula for calculating protein binding rates based on ultrafiltration,and increase the stability and reliability of the experimental results. UPLC-MS/MS was used to establish a quantitative analysis method for simultaneous determination of active ingredients( neohesperidin and narngin) in ultrafiltrate. The protein binding rates were calculated by the traditional ultrafiltration formula. The correction factors( F) were introduced later,and the binding rates calculated with the correction factors were compared with those without the correction factors. The binding capacity of the extract and plasma protein was evaluated. The quantitative analysis method established by UPLC-MS/MS had a good specificity. The standard curve and linear range,method accuracy,precision and lower limit of quantitation all met the requirements. The method met the requirement for quantitative detection of the active ingredients in ultrafiltrate after the rat plasma was filtrated in the ultrafiltration tube. Under the experimental conditions,the binding rates of both active ingredients( neohesperidin and narngin) were higher than 90%. The active ingredients and rat plasma protein were bound in a concentration-dependent manner,with statistically significant differences( P<0. 01). There was no statistically significant difference between the protein binding abilities of the two active ingredients with rat plasma protein. Therefore,the active ingredients of Daidai lipid-lowering flavonoid extract had a relatively strong binding strength with rat plasma protein,and they were bound in a concentration-dependent manner. Additionally,when calculating protein binding rates by the traditional ultrafiltration formula,the correction factors could be introduced to effectively reflect the errors of multiple ingredient groups in traditional Chinese medicine extracts.This correction method could provide a reference thinking and practical reference for the improvement of the determination method of the traditional Chinese medicine plasma protein binding ability based on ultrafiltration.

Animals , Blood Proteins , Chromatography, High Pressure Liquid , Drugs, Chinese Herbal , Pharmacology , Flavonoids , Pharmacology , Hypolipidemic Agents , Pharmacology , Lipids , Rats , Reproducibility of Results , Tandem Mass Spectrometry
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-774533


To determine the plasma protein binding rate of the nine compounds in Inula cappa extraction by the method of equilibrium dialysis. The proteins in plasma samples were precipitated by methanol, and the ultra-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry(UPLC-MS/MS) was developed for determination of the concentrations of the nine active compounds, namely chlorogenic acid, scopolin, neochlorogenic acid, cryptochlorogenic acid, 1,3-O-dicaffeoylquinic acid, galuteolin, 3,4-O-dicaffeoylquinic acid, 3,5-O-dicaffeoylquinic acid, 4,5-O-dicaffeoylquinic acid, with the internal standard of puerarin. We found that all components have a good linearity(r≥0.999), and accuracy, precision, extraction recovery and stability conformed to the requirements of determination, without endogenous compounds disturbing within the range of optimum concentration. This suggested that the method was stable and reliable, and could be used for the determination of the plasma protein binding rates of the nine active compounds in rat and human plasma of I. cappa. The plasma protein binding rates of the nine active compounds in rat and human plasma respectively were(41.07±0.046)%-(94.95±0.008)%, and(37.66±0.043)%-(97.46±0.013)%. According to the results, there were differences in the plasma protein binding rates of the nine compounds in I. cappa extraction between rat and human.

Animals , Blood Proteins , Metabolism , Chromatography, High Pressure Liquid , Humans , Inula , Chemistry , Phytochemicals , Metabolism , Plant Extracts , Metabolism , Protein Binding , Rats , Reproducibility of Results , Tandem Mass Spectrometry
Arq. bras. cardiol ; 111(1): 39-47, July 2018. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-950193


Abstract Background: Cardiac cachexia is an important predictive factor of the reduction in survival of patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction. Objectives: The aims of the present study were to evaluate adropin and irisin levels in cachectic and non-cachectic subjects and the relationships between the levels of these proteins and clinical and laboratory parameters in patients with HFrEF. Methods: The clinical records of patients who were admitted to the cardiology outpatient clinic for heart failure with reduced ejection fraction were screened. Cachectic patients were identified and assigned to the study group (n = 44, mean age, 65.4 ± 11.2 y; 61.4% men). Heart failure with reduced ejection fraction patients without weight loss were enrolled as the control group (n = 42, mean age, 61.0 ± 16.5 y; 64.3% men). The serum adropin and irisin levels of all patients were measured. A p-value < 0.05 was considered significant. Results: Serum adropin and irisin levels were significantly higher in the cachexia group than in the controls (Adropin (ng/L); 286.1 (231.3-404.0) vs 213.7 (203.1-251.3); p < 0.001, Irisin (µg/mL); 2.6 (2.2-4.4) vs 2.1 (1.8-2.4); p = 0.001). Serum adropin and irisin levels were positively correlated with brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels and New York Heart Association (NYHA) class and negatively correlated with body mass index (BMI) and serum albumin levels (all p values: < 0.001). In a multivariate analysis, adropin was the only independent predictor of cachexia in the heart failure with reduced ejection fraction patients (OR: 1.021; 95% CI: 1.004−1.038; p = 0.017). Conclusions: The results suggest that adropin and irisin may be novel markers of cardiac cachexia in heart failure with reduced ejection fraction patients. Adropin and irisin are related with the severity of heart failure.

Resumo Fundamento: A caquexia cardíaca é um importante preditor de redução de sobrevida em pacientes com insuficiência cardíaca com fração de ejeção reduzida (ICFER). O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar os níveis de adropina e irisina em pacientes com ICFER caquéticos e não caquéticos, assim como a relação entre os níveis dessas proteínas e os parâmetros clínicos e laboratoriais nesses pacientes. Objetivos: Os objetivos do presente estudo foram avaliar os níveis de adropina e irisina em indivíduos caquéticos e não caquéticos e as relações entre os níveis dessas proteínas e os parâmetros clínicos e laboratoriais em pacientes com ICFEN. Métodos: Os prontuários de pacientes atendidos no ambulatório de cardiologia para ICFER foram triados. Aqueles com ICFER caquéticos foram identificados e constituíram o grupo de estudo (n = 44; idade média, 65,4 ± 11,2 anos; 61,4% de homens). Aqueles com ICFER e sem perda de peso foram arrolados como grupo controle (n = 42; idade média, 61,0 ± 16,5 anos; 64,3% de homens). Os níveis séricos de adropina e irisina de todos os pacientes foram medidos. Considerou-se significativo um p-valor < 0,05. Resultados: Os níveis séricos de adropina e irisina foram significativamente mais altos nos pacientes caquéticos do que nos controles [adropina (ng/l): 286,1 (231,3-404,0) vs 213,7 (203,1-251,3); p < 0,001; irisina (µg/ml): 2,6 (2,2-4,4) vs 2,1 (1,8-2,4); p = 0,001]. Os níveis séricos de adropina e irisina correlacionaram-se positivamente com os níveis de peptídeo natriurético cerebral (BNP) e a classe funcional da New York Heart Association (NYHA), e negativamente com o índice de massa corporal (IMC) e os níveis séricos de albumina (todos os p-valores: < 0,001). Na análise multivariada, a adropina foi o único preditor independente de caquexia nos pacientes com ICFER (OR: 1,021; IC 95%: 1,004−1,038; p = 0,017). Conclusões: Os resultados sugerem que a adropina e a irisina possam ser novos marcadores de caquexia cardíaca em pacientes com ICFER. Adropina e irisina estão relacionadas com a gravidade da insuficiência cardíaca.

Humans , Female , Middle Aged , Aged , Peptides/blood , Cachexia/blood , Fibronectins/blood , Ventricular Dysfunction, Left/blood , Heart Failure/blood , Cachexia/etiology , Blood Proteins , Biomarkers/blood , Case-Control Studies , Ventricular Dysfunction, Left/complications , Intercellular Signaling Peptides and Proteins , Heart Failure/complications