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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923234/transient-receptor-potential-vanilloid-1-channels-contribute-to-the-regulation-of-acid-and-base-induced-vasomotor-responses
#1
Ivan Ivic, Margit Solymar, Eszter Pakai, Zoltan Rumbus, Erika Pinter, Akos Koller, Andras Garami
pH changes can influence local blood flow, but the mechanisms of how acids and bases affect vascular tone is not fully clarified. Transient receptor potential vanilloid-1 (TRPV1) channels are expressed in vessels and can be activated by pH alterations. Thus, we hypothesized that TRPV1 channels are involved in the mediation of vascular responses to acid-base changes. Vasomotor responses to HCl, NaOH, and capsaicin were measured in isolated murine carotid and tail skin arteries. The function of TRPV1 was blocked by either of three approaches: Trpv1 gene disruption, pharmacological blockade with a TRPV1 antagonist (BCTC), and functional impairment of mainly neural TRPV1 channels (desensitization)...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Vascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923233/efficacy-of-adipodren%C3%A2-in-reducing-interleukin-1-induced-lymphatic-endothelial-hyperpermeability
#2
Valerio Ciccone, Martina Monti, Giulia Antonini, Luisa Mattoli, Michela Burico, Francesca Marini, Anna Maidecchi, Lucia Morbidelli
Lymphatic leakage can be seen as a detrimental phenomenon associated with fluid retention and deposition as well as gain of weight. Moreover, lymphatic dysfunction is associated with an inflammatory environment and can be a substrate for other health conditions. A number of treatments can ameliorate lymphatic vasculature: natural substances have been used as treatment options particularly suitable for their consolidated effectiveness and safety profile. Here we report the protective effect of AdipoDren®, an association of a series of plant-derived natural complexes, on lymphatic endothelium permeability promoted by interleukin-1 beta (IL-1β) and the associated molecular mechanisms...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Vascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923220/differential-regulation-of-bmal1-clock-and-endothelial-signaling-in-the-aortic-arch-and-ligated-common-carotid-artery
#3
Xia Shang, Paramita Pati, Ciprian B Anea, David J R Fulton, R Daniel Rudic
The circadian clock is rhythmically expressed in blood vessels, but the interaction between the circadian clock and disturbed blood flow remains unclear. We examined the relationships between BMAL1 and CLOCK and 2 regulators of endothelial function, AKT1 and endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS), in vascular regions of altered blood flow. We found that the aortic arch from WT mice exhibited reduced sensitivity to acetylcholine (Ach)-mediated relaxation relative to the thoracic aorta. In Clock-mutant (mut) mice the aorta exhibited a reduced sensitivity to Ach...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Vascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894114/hydroxysafflor-yellow-a-promotes-angiogenesis-via-the-angiopoietin-1-tie-2-signaling-pathway
#4
Tangting Chen, Ni Chen, Ningbo Pang, Lamei Xiao, Yongjie Li, Rong Li, Mao Luo, Xin Deng, Meiping Ren, Jianbo Wu, Liqun Wang
BACKGROUND: The flowers of Carthamus tinctorius L. are widely used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat cerebrovascular and cardiovascular diseases. Hydroxysafflor yellow A (HSYA), the main constituent of C. tinctorius L. flowers, is known for its multiple biological activities. The present study investigated the effects of HSYA on angiogenesis in vitro and in a mouse hindlimb ischemia model. METHODS: Using human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC) in vitro and a mouse hindlimb ischemia model in vivo, the angiogenic role of HSYA was evaluated...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Vascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889777/sodium-pentosan-polysulfate-reduced-renal-ischemia-reperfusion-induced-oxidative-stress-and-inflammatory-responses-in-an-experimental-animal-model
#5
Péter Hardi, Tibor Nagy, Gábor Fazekas, Endre Arató, Gábor Menyhei, György Sétáló, Mónika Vecsernyés, Örs Pintér, Ildikó Takács, Noémi Bohonyi, Gábor Jancsó
Acute kidney injury (AKI) remains an independent risk factor for mortality and morbidity after vascular surgery (affecting the renal arteries) or aortic surgery (requiring suprarenal aortic clamping). These types of vascular surgery produce renal ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury, a common cause of AKI. The present studies aimed at monitoring the course of renal I/R injury at the cellular level and investigating the efficacy of long-term preoperative and single-shot intraoperative administration of sodium pentosan polysulfate (PPS) to protect renal tissue from acute I/R injury both in native and diabetic kidneys in rats...
November 26, 2016: Journal of Vascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880955/long-term-angiotensin-ii-receptor-blockade-limits-hypertension-aortic-dysfunction-and-structural-remodeling-in-a-rat-model-of-chronic-kidney-disease
#6
Omar Z Ameer, Mark Butlin, Elena Kaschina, Manuela Sommerfeld, Alberto P Avolio, Jacqueline K Phillips
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with large artery remodeling, endothelial dysfunction and calcification, with angiotensin II (Ang II) a known driver of these pathologies. We investigated long-term Ang II type 1 receptor inhibition with valsartan on aortic function and structure in the Lewis polycystic kidney (LPK) rat model of CKD. METHODS: Mixed sex LPK and Lewis control (total n = 28) treated (valsartan 60 mg/kg/day p.o. from 4 to 18 weeks) and vehicle groups were studied...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Vascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825172/oxidized-low-density-lipoprotein-induced-cyclophilin-a-secretion-requires-rock-dependent-diphosphorylation-of-myosin-light-chain
#7
Zizhuo Su, Rongjie Lin, Yuyang Chen, Xiaorong Shu, Haifeng Zhang, Shumin Liang, Ruqiong Nie, Jingfeng Wang, Shuanglun Xie
OBJECTIVE: Accumulation of cyclophilin A (CyPA) within atherosclerotic lesions is thought to be implicated in the progression of atherosclerosis. However, the source of CyPA within atherosclerotic lesions is still unknown. The aim of this study is to determine the role of oxidized low-density lipoproteins (ox-LDL) in vascular smooth muscle cell (VSMC)-derived CyPA secretion and the underlying mechanism. METHODS AND RESULTS: Abundant CyPA and α-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA) expressed in atherosclerotic lesions was observed in apolipoprotein E-deficient mice...
November 9, 2016: Journal of Vascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788500/transplantation-of-autologous-bone-marrow-mononuclear-cells-regulates-inflammation-in-a-rabbit-model-of-carotid-artery-atherosclerosis
#8
Kefei Cui, Min Wang, Lie Yu, Xiao Ren, Hui Cui, Xiao Fang Yu, Suyun Hou, Chao Fu, Jian Wang
OBJECTIVE: It is well known that inflammation plays key roles in the development of atherosclerosis and that the transplantation of bone marrow mononuclear cells (BMMNCs) can suppress inflammation in rodent models of ischemic diseases. Here, we explored whether transplantation of autologous BMMNCs could prevent the progression of atherosclerosis by the alleviation of inflammatory responses in a rabbit model of carotid artery atherosclerosis. METHODS AND RESULTS: The atherosclerotic rabbit model was established by air desiccation followed by a high-cholesterol diet for 8 weeks...
October 28, 2016: Journal of Vascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771726/gram-negative-pneumonia-alters-large-vein-cell-adhesion-molecule-profile-and-potentiates-experimental-stasis-venous-thrombosis
#9
Andrea T Obi, Elizabeth Andraska, Yogendra Kanthi, Catherine E Luke, Megan Elfline, Suresh Madathilparambil, Teruna J Siahaan, Farouc A Jaffer, Thomas W Wakefield, Krishnan Raghavendran, Peter K Henke
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Pneumonia is a significant risk factor for the development of venous thrombosis (VT). Cell-adhesion molecules (CAMs) are linked to the pathogenesis of both pneumonia and VT. We hypothesized that remote infection would confer a prothrombogenic milieu via systemic elevation of CAMs. METHODS: Lung injury was induced in wild-type (C57BL/6) mice by lung contusion or intratracheal inoculation with Klebsiella pneumoniae or saline controls. K. pneumoniae-treated mice and controls additionally underwent inferior vena cava (IVC) ligation to generate VT...
October 22, 2016: Journal of Vascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27732975/involvement-of-hydrogen-sulfide-in-endothelium-derived-relaxing-factor-mediated-responses-in-rat-cerebral-arteries
#10
Mei Wang, Youyang Hu, Yifei Fan, Yan Guo, Fanglin Chen, Shuo Chen, Qinglin Li, Zhiwu Chen
BACKGROUND/AIM: H2S is a novel vasoactivator. To verify the hypothesis that H2S may act as an endothelium-derived hyperpolarizing factor (EDHF) in the rat cerebrovasculature, the role of H2S in endothelium-derived relaxing factor (EDRF)-mediated responses was investigated. METHODS: Cystathionine-γ-lyase (CSE) was knocked down with an siRNA technique. Artery diameter, hyperpolarization and Ca2+-activated K+ (KCa) current were measured. RESULTS: CSE knockdown was indicated by a decrease in protein and mRNA expression in the rat middle cerebral artery (MCA) and cerebral basilar artery (CBA)...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Vascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27723650/direct-evidence-for-p2y2-receptor-involvement-in-vascular-response-to-injury
#11
Yuksel Agca, Shaomin Qian, Cansu Agca, Cheikh I Seye
OBJECTIVES: Extracellular nucleotide release at the site of arterial injury mediates the proliferation and migration of vascular smooth muscle cells. Our aim was to investigate the role of the P2Y2 nucleotide receptor (P2Y2R) in neointimal hyperplasia. Approach and Results: Vascular injury was induced by the implantation of a polyethylene cuff around the femoral artery in wild-type and P2Y2R-deficient mice (P2Y2R-/-). Electron microscopy was used to analyze monocyte and lymphocyte influx to the intima 36 h after injury...
October 11, 2016: Journal of Vascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27721318/high-levels-of-soluble-endoglin-induce-a-proinflammatory-and-oxidative-stress-phenotype-associated-with-preserved-no-dependent-vasodilatation-in-aortas-from-mice-fed-a-high-fat-diet
#12
Katerina Jezkova, Jana Rathouska, Ivana Nemeckova, Petra Fikrova, Eva Dolezelova, Michala Varejckova, Barbora Vitverova, Kristyna Tysonova, Agnieszka Serwadczak, Elzbieta Buczek, Carmelo Bernabeu, Jose M Lopez-Novoa, Stefan Chlopicki, Petr Nachtigal
AIMS: A soluble form of endoglin (sEng) was proposed to participate in the induction of endothelial dysfunction in small blood vessels. Here, we tested the hypothesis that high levels of sEng combined with a high-fat diet induce endothelial dysfunction in an atherosclerosis-prone aorta. METHODS AND RESULTS: Six-month-old female and male transgenic mice overexpressing human sEng (Sol-Eng+) with low (Sol-Eng+low) or high (Sol-Eng+high) levels of plasma sEng were fed a high-fat rodent diet containing 1...
October 8, 2016: Journal of Vascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27710967/clot-formation-in-the-presence-of-acetylsalicylic-acid-leads-to-increased-lysis-rates-regardless-of-the-chosen-thrombolysis-strategy
#13
Florian C Roessler, Sabrina Schumacher, Andreas Sprenger, Ulrich Gärtner, Mohamed Al-Khaled, Jürgen Eggers
BACKGROUND: Patients with acute ischemic strokes frequently take an acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) premedication. We determined the impact of ASA on different thrombolysis strategies in vitro. METHODS: For two clot types made from platelet-rich plasma (one with and one without ASA) lysis rates were measured by weight loss after 1 h for five different groups: in control group A clots were solely placed in plasma; in groups B and C clots were treated with rt-PA (60 kU/ml), and in groups D and E clots were treated with desmoteplase (DSPA; 2 µg/ml)...
October 7, 2016: Journal of Vascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27710966/kcne4-deletion-sex-dependently-alters-vascular-reactivity
#14
Geoffrey W Abbott, Thomas A Jepps
Voltage-gated potassium (Kv) channels formed by Kv7 (KCNQ) α-subunits are recognized as crucial for vascular smooth muscle function, in addition to their established roles in the heart (Kv7.1) and the brain (Kv7.2-5). In vivo, Kv7 α-subunits are often regulated by KCNE subfamily ancillary (β) subunits. We investigated the effects of targeted germline Kcne4 deletion on mesenteric artery reactivity in adult male and female mice. Kcne4 deletion increased mesenteric artery contractility in response to α-adrenoceptor agonist methoxamine, and decreased responses to Kv7...
October 7, 2016: Journal of Vascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27698325/use-of-an-image-acquisition-stabilizer-improves-sidestream-dark-field-imaging-of-the-serosa-during-open-gastrointestinal-surgery
#15
Anthonius F J de Bruin, Arthur Tavy, Koene van der Sloot, Anke Smits, Bert Van Ramshorst, Christiaan E Boerma, Peter Kars, Peter G Noordzij, Djamila Boerma, Mat van Iterson
AIM: To investigate whether an image acquisition stabilizer (IAS) mounted on the sidestream dark field camera (SDF) during gastrointestinal surgery improves image stability and acquisition. METHODS: Serosal SDF imaging was compared with SDF imaging combined with an IAS (SDF + IAS) during gastrointestinal surgery. Stability was assessed as the image drift in pixels and the time to obtain stable images. The success rate was determined as the percentage of analyzable images after recording...
October 4, 2016: Journal of Vascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27673690/hyperglycemia-and-advanced-glycation-end-products-regulate-mir-126-expression-in-endothelial-progenitor-cells
#16
Yeting Li, Qing Zhou, ChongZhe Pei, Bo Liu, MaoQuan Li, Lu Fang, YingGang Sun, YiGang Li, Shu Meng
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Dysfunction of endothelial progenitor cell (EPCs) contributes to diabetic vascular disease. We reported that downregulated miR-126 in diabetic patients causes EPC dysfunction. The study was designed to investigate how high glucose (HG) and advanced glycation end products (AGEs) regulate miR-126 expression and whether miR-126 mediates the effects of HG and AGEs on EPCs. METHODS: We first tested the effects of glucose (5.5-50 mM) and AGEs at 50-200 mg/l on EPC proliferation and selected HG at 50 mM and AGEs at 50 mg/l for further experiments...
September 28, 2016: Journal of Vascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27626281/mouse-proepicardium-exhibits-a-sprouting-response-to-exogenous-proangiogenic-growth-factors-in-vitro
#17
Justyna Niderla-Bielińska, Bogdan Ciszek, Ewa Jankowska-Steifer, Aleksandra Flaht-Zabost, Grzegorz Gula, Dorota M Radomska-Leśniewska, Anna Ratajska
Angiogenesis contributes to the generation of the vascular bed but also affects the progression of many diseases, such as tumor growth. Many details of the molecular pathways controlling angiogenesis are still undefined due to the lack of appropriate models. We propose the proepicardial explant as a suitable model for studying certain aspects of angiogenesis. The proepicardium (PE) is a transient embryonic structure that contains a population of undifferentiated endothelial cells (ECs) forming a vascular net continuous with the sinus venosus...
September 15, 2016: Journal of Vascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27577886/minimally-modified-ldl-induced-impairment-of-endothelium-dependent-relaxation-in-small-mesenteric-arteries-of-mice
#18
Gen Chen, Jun-Jie Wang, Cang-Bao Xu, Lei Cao, Jie Lin, Xu-Ping Qing, Si-Yu Liu, En-Qi Liu, Jie Li
Minimally modified low-density lipoprotein (mmLDL) is a well-known risk factor for cardiovascular diseases. The present study was designed to investigate the role of mmLDL in the endothelium-dependent relaxation of mouse mesenteric arteries. A sensitive myograph system was employed to examine the endothelial function of mesenteric arteries. mRNA and protein expression levels were determined using real-time PCR and Western blotting, respectively. The ultramicrostructure of mesenteric vascular beds was investigated using a transmission electron microscope...
September 1, 2016: Journal of Vascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27532120/extra-and-intraluminal-elastase-induce-morphologically-distinct-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms-in-mice-and-thus-represent-specific-subtypes-of-human-disease
#19
Albert Busch, Amina Holm, Nicole Wagner, Süleyman Ergün, Mathias Rosenfeld, Christoph Otto, Johannes Baur, Richard Kellersmann, Udo Lorenz
Topical application of elastase to induce arterial aneurysm formation is an emerging murine model of vascular disease. In the context of aortic abdominal aneurysm (AAA), angiotensin II infusion and porcine pancreatic elastase perfusion models are commonly used today. This study, therefore, compares matrix remodeling, inflammation, and angiogenesis as distinct features of aneurysms in two models treated with intra-/extraluminal elastase. C57BL/6 mice underwent intra-/extraluminal elastase application via laparotomy and were followed up for 4 weeks...
August 18, 2016: Journal of Vascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27487299/c-reactive-protein-and-inflammatory-cytokines-during-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
#20
Mingxin Wu, Xinyuan Gu, Xiujuan Li, Yanhui Li, Huaineng Zhou, Guihua Lu, ZhongKai Wu, He Huang, Lilong Tang, Jianping Zeng
BACKGROUND: C-reactive protein (CRP) is significantly associated with cardiovascular diseases; however, whether CRP plays a causal role in coronary artery disease has yet to be determined. In addition, the relationship between CRP, atherosclerosis, and inflammation remains controversial. METHODS AND RESULTS: Serum interleukin (IL)-6, IL-1β, and CRP levels were determined in 160 patients at time points around percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with drug-eluting stent implantation...
August 4, 2016: Journal of Vascular Research
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