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See detailPlatelet-rich plasma (PRP) and tendon healing: comparison between fresh and frozen-thawed PRP
KAUX, Jean-François ULiege; Libertiaux, Vincent; Dupont, Laura ULiege et al

in Platelets (in press)

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is increasingly used in the treatment of musculoskeletal diseases. Its preservation by freezing it for the realization of multiple injections in clinical use has never been ... [more ▼]

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is increasingly used in the treatment of musculoskeletal diseases. Its preservation by freezing it for the realization of multiple injections in clinical use has never been discussed. Calcaneal tendons of rats were surgically sectioned. Platelet concentration of the PRP was 2.5 x 106/μl with autologous plasma of rats. Frozen-thawed PRP was prepared by performing two cycles of freezing and thawing on PRP aliquots. Both platelet preparations were injected in the lesion. Biomechanical and histological evaluations were carried out after 7, 20 or 40 days post surgery. After 7 and 40 days, no significant difference was observed between the PRP and the frozen-thawed PRP group. There is however a difference 20 days after surgery: the ultimate tensile strength (UTS) was greater in the fresh PRP group. No obvious difference with histological aspect was observed between the two groups. In conclusion, fresh PRP and frozen-thawed PRP injections can lead to similar results in the healing process of section calcaneal tendons of rats. Improvements with fresh PRP are slight. PRP could thus be frozen to be preserved if multiple injections are needed (e.g. osteoarthritis). [less ▲]

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See detailP2X1 deficiency causes massive intestinal bleeding along with enhanced neutrophil-dependent thrombosis in colitis
Wéra, Odile ULiege; Servais, Laurence ULiege; Delierneux, Céline et al

Conference (2018, November)

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See detailEccentric training for tendon healing after acute lesion: a rat model
Kaux, Jean-François ULiege; Libertiaux, Vincent; Leprince, Pierre ULiege et al

in Towards healthy tendon ageing... (2018, September)

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See detailPlatelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) and tendon healing: comparison between fresh and frozen-thawed PRP
Kaux, Jean-François ULiege; Libertiaux, Vincent; Dupont, Laura ULiege et al

in Towards healthy tendon ageing... (2018, September)

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See detailEffects of Allogeneic Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) on the Healing Process of Sectioned Achilles Tendons of Rats: A Methodological Description
Greimers, Laura; Drion, Pierre ULiege; Colige, Alain ULiege et al

in Journal of Visualized Experiments (2018), 133

This article describes the experimental procedures used to observe if PRP can positively affect tendon healing. There are 4 main steps to follow: induce a lesion in the Achilles tendon; prepare PRP and ... [more ▼]

This article describes the experimental procedures used to observe if PRP can positively affect tendon healing. There are 4 main steps to follow: induce a lesion in the Achilles tendon; prepare PRP and inject it (or the saline solution); remove the tendon; and perform biomechanical, molecular, and histological evaluations. At each step, all the procedures and methods are described in detail, so they can be reproduced easily. Achilles tendons have been surgically sectioned (removal of a 5-mm long section). Afterwards, PRP or saline solution was injected to study whether PRP has a positive effect on the healing of the tendon. Three groups of 40 animals (a total of 120 rats were used in this study) were subdivided into 2 subgroups: PRP injection group and a saline injection control group. Rats were sacrificed at increasing time points (Group A: 5 days; Group B: 15 days; Group C: 30 days) and tendons were removed. 90 tendons underwent biomechanical testing before performing transcriptomic analysis and the 30 remaining tendons were submitted to histological analysis. [less ▲]

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See detailSoluble GPVI is elevated in injured patients: shedding is mediated by fibrin activation of GPVI
Montague, Samantha; Delierneux, Céline; LECUT, Christelle ULiege et al

in Blood (2018), 2(3), 240251

Soluble glycoprotein VI (sGPVI) is shed from the platelet surface and is a marker of platelet activation in thrombotic conditions. We assessed sGPVI levels together with patient and clinical parameters in ... [more ▼]

Soluble glycoprotein VI (sGPVI) is shed from the platelet surface and is a marker of platelet activation in thrombotic conditions. We assessed sGPVI levels together with patient and clinical parameters in acute and chronic inflammatory conditions, including patients with thermal injury and inflammatory bowel disease and patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) for elective cardiac surgery, trauma, acute brain injury, or prolonged ventilation. Plasma sGPVI was measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and was elevated on day 14 after thermal injury, and was higher in patients who developed sepsis. sGPVI levels were associated with sepsis, and the value for predicting sepsis was increased in combination with platelet count and Abbreviated Burn Severity Index. sGPVI levels positively correlated with levels of D-dimer (a fibrin degradation product) in ICU patients and patients with thermal injury. sGPVI levels in ICU patients at admission were significantly associated with 28- and 90-day mortality independent of platelet count. sGPVI levels in patients with thermal injury were associated with 28-day mortality at days 1, 14, and 21 when adjusting for platelet count. In both cohorts, sGPVI associations with mortality were stronger than D-dimer levels. Mechanistically, release of GPVI was triggered by exposure of platelets to polymerized fibrin, but not by engagement of G protein-coupled receptors by thrombin, adenosine 5'-diphosphate, or thromboxane mimetics. Enhanced fibrin production in these patients may therefore contribute to the observed elevated sGPVI levels. sGPVI is an important platelet-specific marker for platelet activation that predicts sepsis progression and mortality in injured patients. [less ▲]

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See detailIBD risk loci are enriched in multigenic regulatory modules encompassing causative genes
Yukihide, Momozawa; Dmitrieva, Joelia Borisovna ULiege; Theatre, Emilie ULiege et al

in Nature Communications (2018)

GWAS have identified >200 risk loci for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). The majority of disease associations are known to be driven by regulatory variants. To identify the putative causative genes that ... [more ▼]

GWAS have identified >200 risk loci for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). The majority of disease associations are known to be driven by regulatory variants. To identify the putative causative genes that are perturbed by these variants, we generate a large transcriptome dataset (9 disease-relevant cell types) and identify 23,650 cis-eQTL. We show that these are determined by ∼9,720 regulatory modules, of which ∼3,000 operate in multiple tissues and ∼970 on multiple genes. We identify regulatory modules that are driveing the disease association for 63 of the 200 risk loci, and show that these are enriched in multigenic modules. We resequence 45 of the corresponding 100 candidate genes in 6,600 Crohn disease (CD) cases and 5,500 controls and show that they are significantly enriched in causative genes. Our analyses indicate that ≥10-fold larger sample sizes will be required to demonstrate the causality of individual genes using standard burden tests. [less ▲]

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See detailSepsis prediction in critically ill patients by platelet activation markers on ICU admission: a prospective pilot study
LAYIOS, Nathalie ULiege; Delierneux, Céline ULiege; Hego, Alexandre ULiege et al

in Intensive Care Medicine Experimental (2017), 5(1), 32

Background: Platelets have been involved in both surveillance and host defense against severe infection. To date, whether platelet phenotype or other hemostasis components could be associated with ... [more ▼]

Background: Platelets have been involved in both surveillance and host defense against severe infection. To date, whether platelet phenotype or other hemostasis components could be associated with predisposition to sepsis in critical illness remains unknown. The aim of this work was to identify platelet markers that could predict sepsis occurrence in critically ill injured patients. Results: This single-center, prospective, observational, 7-month study was based on a cohort of 99 non-infected adult patients admitted to ICUs for elective cardiac surgery, trauma, acute brain injury and post-operative prolonged ventilation and followed up during ICU stay. Clinical characteristics and severity score (SOFA) were recorded on admission. Platelet activation markers, including fibrinogen binding to platelets, platelet membrane P-selectin expression, plasma soluble CD40L, and platelet-leukocytes aggregates were assayed by flow cytometry at admission and 48h later, and also at the time of sepsis diagnosis (Sepsis-3 criteria) and 7 days later for sepsis patients. Hospitalization data and outcomes were also recorded. Of the 99 patients, 19 developed sepsis after a median time of 5 days. SOFA at admission was higher; their levels of fibrinogen binding to platelets (platelet-Fg) and of D-dimers were significantly increased compared to the other patients. Levels 48h after ICU admission were no longer significant. Platelet-Fg % was an independent predictor of sepsis (P = 0.030). By ROC curve analysis cutoff points for SOFA (AUC=0.85) and Platelet-Fg (AUC=0.75) were 8 and 50%, respectively. The prior risk of sepsis (19%) increased to 50% when SOFA was above 8, to 46% when Platelet-Fg was above 50%, and to 87% when both SOFA and Platelet-Fg were above their cutoff values. By contrast, when the two parameters were below their cutoffs, the risk of sepsis was negligible (3.8%). Patients with sepsis had longer ICU and hospital stays and higher death rate. Conclusion: In addition to SOFA, platelet-bound fibrinogen levels assayed by flow cytometry within 24h of ICU admission help identifying critically ill patients at risk of developing sepsis. [less ▲]

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See detailP2X1 ion channel regulates neutrophil NETosis in colitis
Wéra, Odile ULiege; Servais, Laurence ULiege; Delierneux, Céline et al

Conference (2017, November)

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See detailInterplay between platelets, neutrophils and coagulation in bleeding in a mouse model of inflammatory bowel disease
Wéra, Odile ULiege; Delierneux, Céline; Servais, Laurence et al

Poster (2017, July)

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See detailTargeting of C-type lectin-like receptor 2 or P2Y12 for the prevention of platelet activation by immunotherapeutic CpG oligodeoxynucleotides
Delierneux, Céline ULiege; Donis, Nathalie ULiege; servais, laurence et al

in Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (2017), 15(5), 983-997

Background: Synthetic phosphorothioate-modified CpG oligodeoxynucleotides (CpG ODNs) display potent immunostimulatory properties that are widely exploited in clinical trials of anticancer treatment ... [more ▼]

Background: Synthetic phosphorothioate-modified CpG oligodeoxynucleotides (CpG ODNs) display potent immunostimulatory properties that are widely exploited in clinical trials of anticancer treatment. Unexpectedly, a recent study indicates that CpG ODNs activate human platelets via the immunoreceptor tyrosine-based activation motif (ITAM)-coupled receptor glycoprotein VI. Objective: To further analyze the mechanisms of CpG ODN-induced platelet activation and identify potential inhibitory strategies. Methods: In vitro analyses were performed on human and mouse platelets, and on cell lines expressing platelet ITAM receptors. CpG ODN platelet activating effects were evaluated in a mouse model of thrombosis. Results: We demonstrated platelet uptake of CpG ODNs, resulting in platelet activation and aggregation. The C-type lectin-like receptor 2 (CLEC-2) expressed in DT40 cells bound CpG ODNs. CpG ODN uptake did not occur in CLEC-2-deficient mouse platelets. Inhibition of human CLEC-2 with a blocking antibody inhibited CpG ODN-induced platelet aggregation. CpG ODNs caused CLEC-2 dimerization, and provoked its internalization. They induced dense granule release before the onset of aggregation. Accordingly, pretreating platelets with apyrase, or inhibiting P2Y12 with cangrelor or clopidogrel prevented CpG ODN platelet activating effect. In vivo, intravenously injected CpG ODN interacted with platelets adhered to mouse injured endothelium, and promoted thrombus growth, which was inhibited by CLEC-2 deficiency or by clopidogrel. Conclusions: CLEC-2 and P2Y12 are required for CpG ODN-induced platelet activation and thrombosis and might be targeted to prevent adverse events in patients at risk. [less ▲]

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See detailEccentric training for tendon healing after lesion: a rat model
Kaux, Jean-François ULiege; Libertiaux, Vincent ULiege; Leprince, Pierre ULiege et al

in American Journal of Sports Medicine (2017), 45(6), 1440-1446

BACKGROUND:The tendon is a dynamic entity that remodels permanently. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection has been shown to have a beneficial effect on tendon healing after lesion in rats. Furthermore ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND:The tendon is a dynamic entity that remodels permanently. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection has been shown to have a beneficial effect on tendon healing after lesion in rats. Furthermore, eccentric exercise seems to improve the mechanical quality of the tendon. HYPOTHESIS:A combination of PRP injection and eccentric training might be more effective than either treatment alone. STUDY DESIGN:Controlled laboratory study. METHODS:Adult male rats were anesthetized, an incision was performed in the middle of their left patellar tendon and an injection of physiological fluid (PF) or homologous PRP was randomly made at the lesion level. The rats were then divided into 2 groups: the eccentric group, undergoing eccentric training 3 times a week, and the untrained group, without any training. Thus, 4 groups were compared. After 5 weeks, the tendons were removed and their ultimate tensile strength and energy were measured. Tendons were frozen for proteomic analyses when all biomechanical tests were completed. Statistical analysis was performed with linear mixed effect models. RESULTS:No significant difference was found between the treatments using PF injection or PRP injection alone. However, the value of the ultimate tensile force at rupture was increased by 4.5 N (108% of control, P = .006) when eccentric training was performed. An intragroup analysis revealed that eccentric training significantly improved the ultimate force values for the PRP group. Proteomic analysis revealed that eccentric training led to an increase in abundance of several cytoskeletal proteins in the PF group, while a decrease in abundance of enzymes of the glycolytic pathway occurred in the PRP treated groups, indicating that this treatment might redirect the exercise-driven metabolic plasticity of the tendon. CONCLUSION: Eccentric training altered the metabolic plasticity of tendon and led to an improvement of injured tendon resistance regardless of the treatment injected (PF or PRP). CLINICAL RELEVANCE:This study demonstrates the necessity of eccentric rehabilitation and training in cases of tendon lesion regardless of the treatment carried out. [less ▲]

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See detailP2X1 ion channel is critical for vascular integrity in inflammation
Wéra, Odile ULiege; Delierneux, Céline; Servais, Laurence ULiege et al

Poster (2016, November)

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See detailP2X1 ion channel is critical for vascular integrity in inflammation
Wéra, Odile ULiege; Delierneux, Céline; Hego, Alexandre ULiege et al

Conference (2016, September)

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See detailEfficacy of the RemoweLL cardiotomy reservoir for fat and leucocyte removal from shed mediastinal blood: a randomized controlled trial.
LAGNY, Marc-Gilbert ULiege; GOTHOT, André ULiege; HANS, Grégory ULiege et al

in Perfusion (2016)

Efficacy of the RemoweLL cardiotomy reservoir for Fat and Leucocyte removal from shed mediastinal blood: a randomized controlled trial. ABSTRACT (176 words) Introduction Re-transfusion of lipid particles ... [more ▼]

Efficacy of the RemoweLL cardiotomy reservoir for Fat and Leucocyte removal from shed mediastinal blood: a randomized controlled trial. ABSTRACT (176 words) Introduction Re-transfusion of lipid particles and activated leucocytes with shed mediastinal blood (SMB) can aggravate cardiopulmonary bypass-associated inflammation and increase the embolic load. This study evaluated the fat and leucocyte removal capacity of the RemoweLL cardiotomy reservoir. Methods Forty-five patients undergoing elective on-pump cardiac surgery were randomly allocated to filtration of SMB using the RemoweLL or the Admiral cardiotomy reservoir. The primary outcome was the drop in leucocytes and lipid particles obtained with the two filters. The effect of the filters on other blood cells and inflammatory mediators such as myeloperoxidase (MPO) was also assessed. Results The RemoweLL cardiotomy filter removed 16.5 % of the leucocytes (P < 0.001) while no significant removal of leucocytes was observed with the Admiral (P = 0.48). The percentage reductions in lipid particles were similar in the two groups (26% vs 23 %, P = 0.2). Both filters similarly affected the level of MPO (P = 0.71). Discussion The RemoweLL filter more effectively removed leucocytes from SMB than the Admiral. It offered no advantage in term of lipid particle clearance. [less ▲]

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See detailRole of inflammatory- and growth factors in the pathophysiology of gestational diabetes-related complications in neonates
Guffins, Amandine; FARHAT, Nesrine ULiege; GKIOUGKI, Evangelia ULiege et al

in Belgian Journal of Paediatrics (2016), 18(1), 82

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