Jens C Eickhoff

Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States

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    ABSTRACT: Background RO4929097 is an oral inhibitor of γ -secretase that results in Notch signaling inhibition. Prior work has demonstrated that Notch signaling inhibition enhances chemotherapy sensitivity of cancer cells. This phase I study was conducted to determine maximum tolerated dose (MTD), toxicities and efficacy of RO4929097 and capecitabine in advanced solid tumors. Methods Patients with refractory solid tumors received capecitabine at a fixed dose of 1,000 mg/m(2) twice daily with escalating doses of RO4929097 on a 21-day cycle in a 3 + 3 design. Capecitabine was administered for 14 days and the RO49029097 once daily, 3 days per week, both for a 21 day cycle. Results Thirty patients were treated on six dose levels (20 to 150 mg). The maximally tolerated dose was not reached. One dose limiting toxicity was observed at each level 3 through 6 (hypophosphatemia, fatigue, and nausea/vomiting). Three confirmed partial responses were observed: two patients with fluoropyrimide-refractory colon cancer and one patient with cervical cancer. Autoinduction of RO4929097 was demonstrated with increasing dose levels and duration. Conclusions The recommended phase 2 dose is capecitabine 1,000 mg/m(2) orally twice daily on days 1 through 14 with RO4929097 20 mg orally once daily on days 1-3, 8-10 and 15-17 with a 21 day cycle. Clinical benefit was observed in cervical and colon cancer. Autoinduction of RO4929097 was seen both with increasing cycle number and increasing dose. Plasma concentrations of RO4929097 were above those needed for Notch inhibition.
    Investigational New Drugs 10/2014; · 3.50 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) results in right ventricular (RV) dysfunction and failure. Paradoxically, women are more frequently diagnosed with PAH but have better RV systolic function and survival rates than men. The mechanisms by which sex differences alter PAH outcomes remain unknown. Here, we sought to study the role of estrogen in RV functional remodeling in response to PAH. The SU5416-Hypoxia (SuHx) mouse model of PAH was used. To study the role of estrogen, female mice were ovariectomized and then treated with estrogen or placebo. SuHx significantly increased RV afterload and resulted in RV hypertrophy. Estrogen treatment attenuated the increase in RV afterload compared to the untreated group (effective arterial elastance: 2.3±0.1 mmHg/µl vs. 3.2±0.3 mmHg/µl and this was linked to preserved pulmonary arterial compliance (compliance: 0.013±0.001 mm<2/sup>/mmHg vs. 0.010±0.001 mm<2/sub>/mmHg, P<0.05) and decreased distal muscularization. Despite lower RV afterload in the estrogen-treated SuHx group, RV contractility increased to a similar level as the placebo-treated SuHx group, suggesting an inotropic effect of estrogen on RV myocardium. Consequently, compared to the placebo-treated SuHx group, estrogen improved RV ejection fraction and cardiac output (EF: 57±2% vs. 44 ± 2% and CO: 9.7±0.4 ml/min vs. 7.6±0.6 ml/min; P<0.05). Our study demonstrates for the first time that estrogen protects RV function in the SuHx model of PAH in mice directly by stimulating RV contractility and indirectly by protecting against pulmonary vascular remodeling. These results underscore the therapeutic potential of estrogen in PAH.
    American journal of physiology. Heart and circulatory physiology. 06/2014;
  • The Journal of infectious diseases. 06/2014;
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    ABSTRACT: To develop a risk assessment model for early detection of hepatic steatosis using common anthropometric and metabolic markers.
    The Journal of pediatrics. 05/2014;
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    ABSTRACT: We have previously reported that a DNA vaccine encoding prostatic acid phosphatase (PAP) could elicit PAP-specific T cells in patients with early recurrent prostate cancer. In the current pilot trial we sought to evaluate whether prolonged immunization with regular booster immunizations, or "personalized" schedules of immunization determined using real-time immune monitoring, could elicit persistent, antigen-specific T cells, and whether treatment was associated with changes in PSA doubling time (PSA DT).
    Clinical cancer research : an official journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. 05/2014;
  • American journal of health-system pharmacy: AJHP: official journal of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists 03/2014; 71(6):507-10. · 2.10 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Alcohol displays on Facebook are ever-present and can be socially desirable for college students. As problematic drinking is a concern for college students, this research sought to understand how different types of information on a Facebook page influence likelihood to drink. Telephone interviews were conducted with 338 incoming college freshmen from two large national universities. Data were obtained from a vignette prompt which presented a scenario in which a senior college student's Facebook profile displayed wall-posts, pictures, and status updates that were drinking-related or pro-social in nature. Participants were asked to report intention to drink alcohol with that student if together at a party. Findings supported the hypotheses: wall-posts were most influential (the stickiest), followed by pictures, followed by status updates. Findings provide additional empirical support for established online impression formation patterns, and additionally provide evidence that virtual cues are being ingrained as schema in interpersonal communication. These results are discussed in relation to the conception of "sticky cues" in impression formation.
    Bulletin of science, technology & society. 02/2014; 34(1-2):13-20.
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    ABSTRACT: Sunitinib treatment results in a compensatory increase in plasma VEGF levels. Acute withdrawal of sunitinib results in a proliferative withdrawal flare, primarily due to elevated VEGF levels. Concurrent sunitinib plus bevacizumab is poorly tolerated with high (37 %) incidence of microangiopathic hemolytic anemia (MAHA). We evaluated a sequential design administering bevacizumab during the sunitinib treatment break to suppress the sunitinib withdrawal flare. Patients with no prior VEGF treatment were enrolled in this study. All patients had target lesions amenable to serial FLT PET/CT imaging. Sunitinib 37.5 mg was given on days 1-28 every 6 weeks with bevacizumab 5 mg/kg on day 29. If safe and tolerable, sunitinib increased to 50 mg. FLT PET/CT scans would be obtained at baseline (D1), week 4, and week 6 to evaluate pharmacodynamics of the sequential combination. Sunitinib pharmacokinetics and total, free, and bound VEGF levels were obtained on each cycle at D1, pre-bevacizumab (D29), 4 h post-bevacizumab (D29H4), and day 42 (D42). Six patients enrolled in the safety cohort of sunitinib 37.5 mg plus bevacizumab (see Table). One patient experienced grade 1 MAHA, and after discussion with the Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program (CTEP), the trial was closed to further accrual. No imaging scans were obtained due to early closure. Total and free VEGF levels during cycle 1 Cycle 1 Total VEGF (pg/mL) Mean ± SD Free VEGF (pg/mL) Mean ± SD D1 80 ± 70 51 ± 47 D29 150 ± 62 103 ± 35 D29H4 10 ± 12 2 ± 5 D42 177 ± 34 97 ± 18 CONCLUSIONS: Subclinical MAHA was seen despite using sequential sunitinib with low-dose bevacizumab, and this combination was not feasible for further development. As predicted, VEGF levels increased during sunitinib exposure followed by a rapid decline after bevacizumab. Due to the long half-life of bevacizumab, we expected VEGF ligand suppression through D42, but instead observed a complete rebound in total/free VEGF levels by D42. The increase in VEGF at D42 was unexpected based on sunitinib alone and contrary to the hypothesis that we would block VEGF flare with low-dose bevacizumab. VEGF ligand production may increase as a result of bevacizumab, implying a robust host compensatory mechanism to VEGF signaling pathway inhibition. A greater understanding of the compensatory mechanism would aid future sequencing strategies of new agents.
    Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology 01/2014; · 2.80 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The purpose of this study was to investigate the emergence of displayed alcohol references on Facebook for first-year students from two universities. Graduated high school seniors who were planning to attend one of the two targeted study universities were recruited. Participants' Facebook profiles were evaluated for displayed alcohol references at baseline and every four weeks throughout the first year of college. Profiles were categorized as Non-Displayers, Alcohol Displayers or Intoxication/Problem Drinking Displayers. Analyses included logistic regression, univariate and multivariate Cox proportional hazard analysis and multi-state Markov modeling. A total of 338 participants were recruited, 56.1% were female, 74.8% were Caucasian, and 58.8% were from University A. At baseline, 68 Facebook profiles (20.1%) included displayed alcohol references. During the first year of college, 135 (39.9%) profiles newly displayed alcohol. In multivariate Cox proportional hazard analysis, university (University B versus A, HR = 0.47, 95% CI: 0.28-0.77, p = 0.003), number of Facebook friends (HR = 1.19, 95% CI: 1.09-1.28, p < 0.001 for every 100 more friends), and average monthly status updates (HR = 1.03, 95% CI: 1.002-1.05, p = 0.033) were identified as independent predictors for new alcohol display. Findings contribute to understanding the patterns and predictors for displayed alcohol references on Facebook.
    Computers in Human Behavior 01/2014; 30. · 2.27 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Problematic Internet Use (PIU) is a growing health concern among adolescents and young adults. The purpose of this mixed-methods study was to develop and refine a theoretically-grounded and psychometrically-validated assessment instrument for PIU specifically tailored to adolescents and young adults. An item pool was developed using concept mapping and a review of the literature, and administered to 714 students from two universities between 18 and 25 years of age. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses were used in a development subsample (n = 500) to construct the scale. A cross-validation sample (n = 214) was used to confirm the scale’s reliability. The Problematic and Risky Internet Use Screening Scale (PRIUSS) is an 18-item scale with three subscales: Social Impairment, Emotional Impairment, and Risky/Impulsive Internet Use. Based on its strong theoretical foundation and promising psychometric performance, the PRIUSS may be a valuable tool for screening and prevention efforts in this population.
    Computers in Human Behavior 01/2014; 35:171–178. · 2.27 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Background A phase I study to assess the maximum-tolerated dose (MTD), dose-limiting toxicity (DLT), pharmacokinetics (PK) and antitumor activity of vorinostat in combination with bortezomib in patients with advanced solid tumors. Methods Patients received vorinostat orally once daily on days 1-14 and bortezomib intravenously on days 1, 4, 8 and 11 of a 21-day cycle. Starting dose (level 1) was vorinostat (400 mg) and bortezomib (0.7 mg/m(2)). Bortezomib dosing was increased using a standard phase I dose-escalation schema. PKs were evaluated during cycle 1. Results Twenty-three patients received 57 cycles of treatment on four dose levels ranging from bortezomib 0.7 mg/m(2) to 1.5 mg/m(2). The MTD was established at vorinostat 400 mg daily and bortezomib 1.3 mg/m(2). DLTs consisted of grade 3 fatigue in three patients (1 mg/m(2),1.3 mg/m(2) and 1.5 mg/m(2)) and grade 3 hyponatremia in one patient (1.5 mg/m(2)). The most common grade 1/2 toxicities included nausea (60.9 %), fatigue (34.8 %), diaphoresis (34.8 %), anorexia (30.4 %) and constipation (26.1 %). Objective partial responses were observed in one patient with NSCLC and in one patient with treatment-refractory soft tissue sarcoma. Bortezomib did not affect the PKs of vorinostat; however, the Cmax and AUC of the acid metabolite were significantly increased on day 2 compared with day 1. Conclusions This combination was generally well-tolerated at doses that achieved clinical benefit. The MTD was established at vorinostat 400 mg daily × 14 days and bortezomib 1.3 mg/m(2) on days 1, 4, 8 and 11 of a 21-day cycle.
    Investigational New Drugs 10/2013; · 3.50 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Background Accumulating evidence shows evidence of efficacy with the combination of vorinostat and bortezomib in solid tumors. We previously examined a once-daily continuous dosing schedule of vorinostat in combination with bortezomib which was well tolerated in cycles 1 and 2; however, there was concern regarding the tolerability through multiple cycles. This study was conducted to evaluate an intermittent dosing schedule of vorinostat with bortezomib. Methods Vorinostat was initially administered orally twice daily on days 1-14 with bortezomib IV on days 1, 4, 8, and 11 of a 21 day cycle. Two DLTs (elevated ALT and fatigue) were observed at dose level 1, thus the protocol was amended to administer vorinostat intermittently twice daily on days 1-4 and 8-11. Results 29 patients were enrolled; 13 men and 16 women. Common cancer types included sarcoma, pancreatic, colorectal, GIST, and breast. The most common Grade 3-4 toxicities at any dose level included thrombocytopenia, fatigue, increased ALT, elevated INR, and diarrhea. DLTs in the intermittent dosing scheduled included thrombocytopenia and fatigue. The Cmax and AUC for the intermittent dosing regimen were similar to those observed in the daily dosing. In this heavily pretreated population, stable disease was observed in patients with sarcoma, colorectal adenocarcinoma and GIST. Conclusions The MTD was established at vorinostat 300 mg BID on days 1-4 and 8-11 and bortezomib 1.3 mg/m(2) IV on days 1, 4, 8, and 11 of a 21 day cycle. Tolerability was not improved with the intermittent dosing schedule of vorinostat when compared to continuous dosing.
    Investigational New Drugs 10/2013; · 3.50 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: In patients that undergo liver transplantation for alcoholic liver disease, alcohol relapse is common. A return to abusive or excessive drinking likely decreases overall survival, however the effects of alcohol use on allograft outcomes and histopathology is less well defined. We reviewed all cases of liver transplantation for an indication of alcoholic liver disease between January 1, 1995 and December 31, 2007. Allograft outcomes and histopathology were compared between patients that relapsed to alcohol use and those that maintained abstinence. Of the 300 patients transplanted for alcoholic liver disease during this period that survived at least 1 year, 48 (16.0%) relapsed to alcohol use that came to clinical attention. The pattern of relapse was a single event in 10 (3.3%) patients, intermittent relapses in 22 (12.7%) patients, and continuous heavy drinking in 16 (5.3%) patients. Continuous heavy drinking was associated with allograft loss by univariate Cox proportional hazard analysis (HR 2.43, CI 1.26 - 4.68, p=0.008) and multivariate Cox proportional hazard regression (HR 2.57, CI 1.32 - 5.0, p=0.006). Matched-pair analysis, controlled for HCV status and time to biopsy, compared allograft histopathology between patients that relapsed to alcohol and those that maintained abstinence. Significant steatosis (OR 3.46, CI 1.29-9.31, p=0.014, steatohepatitis (OR 6.2, CI 1.70-22.71, p=0.006), and advanced fibrosis (≥ stage 3(OR 23.18, CI 3.01-177.3, p=0.003) were associated with alcohol relapse. Conclusion: Alcohol relapse post liver transplantation, particularly heavy drinking, is associated with decreased graft survival and advanced allograft fibrosis. Liver Transpl , 2013. © 2013 AASLD.
    Liver Transplantation 10/2013; · 3.94 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Background. A phase I, dose-escalation study of AT-101 with cisplatin and etoposide was conducted to determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD)/recommended phase 2 dose (RP2D), safety and pharmacokinetics in patients with advanced solid tumors, with an expanded cohort in patients with extensive-stage small cell lung cancer (ES-SCLC) to assess preliminary activity. Methods. In the dose escalation portion, increasing doses of AT-101 were administered orally BID on days 1-3 along with cisplatin on day 1 and etoposide on days 1-3 of a 21 day cycle. At the RP2D, an additional 7 patients with untreated ES-SCLC were enrolled. Results. Twenty patients were enrolled in the dose-escalation cohort, and 7 patients with ES-SCLC were enrolled in the expanded cohort. The MTD/RP2D was established at AT-101 40 mg BID days 1-3 with cisplatin 60 mg/m2 and etoposide 120 mg/m2 on day 1 of a 21 day cycle with pegfilgrastim support. Two DLTs of neutropenic fever were seen at dose level 1. After the addition of pegfilgrastim, no additional DLTs were observed. Grade 3/4 treatment-related toxicities included: diarrhea, increased AST, neutropenia, hypophosphatemia, hyponatremia, myocardial infarction and pulmonary embolism. No apparent PK interactions were observed between the agents. Preliminary activity was observed with PRs in patients with ES-SCLC, high-grade neuroendocrine tumor, esophageal cancer and NSCLC. Conclusions. AT-101 with cisplatin and etoposide is well tolerated with growth factor support. Anti-tumor activity was observed in a variety of cancers including ES-SCLC, supporting further investigation with BH-3 mimetics in combination with standard chemotherapy for ES-SCLC.
    Investigational New Drugs 07/2013; · 3.50 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: To assess the effects of timing and schedule of zoledronic acid (ZA) administration on bone mineral density (BMD) in patients beginning androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) for the treatment of recurrent prostate cancer. In this randomized, 3-arm trial, we evaluated changes in BMD after 3 different ZA administration schedules in men with recurrent prostate cancer who were beginning ADT. Forty-four patients were enrolled and randomized to receive a single dose of ZA given 1 week before beginning ADT (arm 1), a single dose of ZA given 6 months after beginning ADT (arm 2), or monthly administration of ZA starting 6 months after beginning ADT, for a total of 6 doses (arm 3). Patients who received ZA before ADT had a significant improvement in BMD at the total proximal femur and trochanter after 6 months compared with the other groups. In addition, only patients in the arm that received multiple doses improved lumbar spine BMD while on ADT, with these findings persisting to 24 months. However, this group also experienced more grade 1 adverse events. Analysis of these data suggests that ZA administration before initiation of ADT was superior to treatment 6 months after starting ADT in maintaining BMD. In addition, monthly ZA administration can increase BMD above baseline but is associated with more adverse events. Further study is needed to examine whether the timing and frequency of ZA therapy in patients on ADT can reduce fracture risk.
    Clinical Genitourinary Cancer 07/2013; · 1.43 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Objective: In non-obese youth, to investigate whether hepatic fat deposition and its metabolic consequences vary between ethnic groups. Design and Methods: Thirty-two non-obese girls (12 Hispanic White [H] and 20 non-Hispanic White [NHW] girls), aged 11-14 years old were recruited. Outcome measures were MRI measured hepatic proton density fat fraction (hepatic PDFF), BMI Z-score, waist circumference, fasting insulin, glucose, adiponectin, sex hormone binding globulin [SHBG], ALT, AST, and triglycerides, and HOMA-IR. Results: There were no significant differences in mean BMI Z-scores (p=0.546) or hepatic PDFF (p=0.275) between H and NHW girls; however, H girls showed significant correlations between hepatic PDFF and markers of IR (fasting insulin, HOMA-IR, adiponectin, SHBG, triglycerides; all p<0.05), while NHW girls showed no significant correlations. Matched by hepatic PDFF or BMI-Z score, H girls had more evidence of IR for a given hepatic PDFF (mean insulin, HOMA-IR, and SHBG; all p<0.05) or BMI-Z score (mean insulin and HOMA-IR; all p<0.01) than NHW girls. Conclusions: In non-obese female youth, ethnicity-related differences in effects of hepatic fat on IR are evident, so that in H girls, a given amount of hepatic fat appears to result in a more predictable and greater degree of IR than in NHW girls.
    Obesity 06/2013; · 3.92 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Pertussis remains difficult to control. Imperfect sensitivity of diagnostic tests and lack of specific guidance regarding interpretation of negative test results among patients with compatible symptoms may contribute to its spread. In this study, we examined whether additional pertussis cases could be identified if persons with negative pertussis test results were routinely investigated. We conducted interviews among 250 subjects aged ≤18 years with pertussis polymerase chain reaction (PCR) results reported from 2 reference laboratories in Wisconsin during July-September 2010 to determine whether their illnesses met the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's clinical case definition (CCD) for pertussis. PCR validity measures were calculated using the CCD as the standard for pertussis disease. Two Bayesian latent class models were used to adjust the validity measures for pertussis detectable by 1) culture alone and 2) culture and/or more sensitive measures such as serology. Among 190 PCR-negative subjects, 54 (28%) had illnesses meeting the CCD. In adjusted analyses, PCR sensitivity and the negative predictive value were 1) 94% and 99% and 2) 43% and 87% in the 2 types of models, respectively. The models suggested that public health follow-up of reported pertussis patients with PCR-negative results leads to the detection of more true pertussis cases than follow-up of PCR-positive persons alone. The results also suggest a need for a more specific pertussis CCD.
    American journal of epidemiology 06/2013; · 5.59 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVE: Determine if maropitant decreases the minimum alveolar concentration (MAC) of sevoflurane during stimulation of the ovarian ligament in cats. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective study. ANIMALS: Fifteen, female cats weighing 2.5 ± 0.6kg (mean ± SD). METHODS: Anesthesia was induced and maintained with sevoflurane. The right ovary was accessed via laparoscopy. A suture around the ovary and ovarian ligament was exteriorized through the abdominal wall for stimulation. A stimulus-response curve was created to identify the optimal force for MAC comparisons. In 10 cats, MAC was determined with only sevoflurane (baseline) then after 1 and 5 mg kg(-1) intravenous maropitant administration. The stimulation tension force used was 4.9 N. Repeated measures anova was used to compare the groups. MAC was defined as the average of the cross-over concentrations and reported MAC is adjusted to sea-level and depicted as mean ± SD. RESULTS: The stimulus-response curve was hyperbolic and plateaued at 4.3 ± 3 N. The optimal tension force chosen to compare MAC was 4.9 N. The baseline sevoflurane MAC was 2.96 ± 0.3%. Maropitant, 1 mg kg(-1) , decreased the MAC to 2.51 ± 0.3% (15%, p < 0.01). The higher maropitant dose of 5 mg kg(-1) did not change MAC further when compared to the low dose (2.46 ± 0.4%, p = 0.33). CONCLUSION AND CLINICAL RELEVANCE: The ovarian ligament stimulation model is suitable to determine MAC during visceral stimulation in cats. Maropitant decreased the anesthetic requirements during visceral ovarian and ovarian ligament stimulation in cats. Maropitant (1 mg kg(-1) ) decreases MAC by 15%; a higher dose had no additional effect.
    Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia 02/2013; · 1.34 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Proximal pulmonary artery (PA) stiffening is a strong predictor of mortality in pulmonary hypertension. Collagen accumulation is mainly responsible for PA stiffening in hypoxia-induced pulmonary hypertension (HPH) in mouse models. We hypothesized that collagen cross-linking and the type I isoform are the main determinants of large PA mechanical changes during HPH, which we tested by exposing mice that resist type I collagen degradation (Col1a1[Formula: see text] and littermate controls (Col1a1[Formula: see text] to hypoxia for 10 days with or without [Formula: see text]-aminopropionitrile (BAPN) treatment to prevent cross-link formation. Static and dynamic mechanical tests were performed on isolated PAs with smooth muscle cells (SMC) in passive and active states. Percentages of type I and III collagen were quantified by histology; total collagen content and cross-linking were measured biochemically. In the SMC passive state, for both genotypes, hypoxia tended to increase PA stiffness and damping capacity, and BAPN treatment limited these increases. These changes were correlated with collagen cross-linking ([Formula: see text]). In the SMC active state, hypoxia increased PA dynamic stiffness and BAPN had no effect in Col1a1[Formula: see text] mice ([Formula: see text]). PA stiffness did not change in Col1a1[Formula: see text] mice. Similarly, damping capacity did not change for either genotype. Type I collagen accumulated more in Col1a1[Formula: see text] mice, whereas type III collagen increased more in Col1a1[Formula: see text] mice during HPH. In summary, PA passive mechanical properties (both static and dynamic) are related to collagen cross-linking. Type I collagen turnover is critical to large PA remodeling during HPH when collagen metabolism is not mutated and type III collagen may serve as a reserve.
    Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology 02/2013; · 3.33 Impact Factor

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Institutions

  • 2014
    • Iowa State University
      Ames, Iowa, United States
  • 2005–2014
    • University of Wisconsin–Madison
      • • Department of Pediatrics
      • • Department of Medicine
      • • Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics
      Madison, Wisconsin, United States
  • 2013
    • Colorado State University
      • Department of Clinical Sciences
      Fort Collins, CO, United States
  • 2012
    • University of Iowa
      • Department of Pediatrics
      Iowa City, IA, United States
  • 2010
    • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
      Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • 2007–2008
    • Duke University
      • Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME)
      Durham, NC, United States
  • 2005–2007
    • Klinikum Ludwigshafen
      Ludwigshafen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany