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American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626082/significant-role-of-the-cardio-postural-interaction-in-blood-pressure-regulation-during-standing
#1
Da Xu, Ajay Verma, Amanmeet Garg, Michelle Bruner, Reza Fazel-Rezai, Andrew P Blaber, Kouhyar Tavakolian
Cardiovascular and postural control systems have been studied independently despite the increasing evidence showing the importance of cardio-postural interaction in blood pressure regulation. In this study, we aimed to assess the role of cardio-postural interaction in relation to cardiac baroreflex in blood pressure regulation under orthostatic stress before and after mild exercise. Physiological variables representing cardiovascular control (heart rate and systolic blood pressure), lower limb muscle activation (electromyography), and postural sway (center of pressure derived from force and moment data during sway) were measured from 17 healthy participants (25±2 years; 8 females) during a sit-to-stand test before and after sub-maximal exercise...
June 16, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626081/why-publish-in-the-american-journal-of-physiology-heart-and-circulatory-physiology
#2
Irving H Zucker, Merry L Lindsey, Mario Delmar, Leon J De Windt, Christine Des Rosiers, Debra I Diz, Robert L Hester, Steven P Jones, Nancy L Kanagy, Masafumi Kitakaze, Ronglih Liao, Gary D Lopaschuk, Kaushik P Patel, Fabio A Recchia, Junichi Sadoshima, Ajay M Shah, Zoltan I Ungvari, Ivor J Benjamin, Mordecai P Blaustein, Nisha Charkoudian, Igor R Efimov, David D Gutterman, David A Kass, Yulin Liao, Donal S O'Leary, Crystal May Ripplinger, Michael S Wolin
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June 16, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626080/cyp2c44-mediated-decrease-of-15-hete-exacerbates-pulmonary-hypertension
#3
Gábor Á Fülöp, Andriy Yabluchanskiy
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a progressive disease characterized by elevated pulmonary arterial pressure and pulmonary vascular resistance. According to latest estimations, a PH incidence accounts for 1% of total global population (up to 5 million people) and the median survival rate for patients diagnosed with PH is predicted at 2.8 years. Emerging evidence suggests an important role for cytochrome P450 in the development and progression of PH, as a newer member of cytochrome family Cyp2c44 has been recently implicated in mediating hypoxia-induced pulmonary artery remodeling...
June 16, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626079/editorial-focus-on-h-00813-2016r1-prkag2-gene-and-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-an-energetically-imbalanced-relationship
#4
Martina Calore
No abstract available.
June 16, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626078/state-space-representation-of-extended-guyton-s-model
#5
Atsunori Kamiya, Yohsuke Hayama, Shuji Shimizu, Toru Kawada
There are some debate as to dynamic-state applicability and cause-and-effect relationship between variables in Guyton's circulatory equilibrium model. The work of Moller PW et al. () supports the dynamic-state applicability in the venous return property of Guyton's model. State-space representation clearly depicts function structure of cardiovascular system; inputs to the system firstly affect internal unmeasureable properties of system (total stressed blood volume, pump function, systemic arterial resistance) and as a result measurable variables (cardiac output, venous return, RAP, LAP, systemic arterial pressure) were determined simultaneously as circulatory equilibrium...
June 16, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626077/radiation-induced-hfpef-model-as-a-potential-tool-for-the-exploration-of-novel-therapeutic-targets
#6
Osamu Tsukamoto, Masafumi Kitakaze
no abstract.
June 16, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626076/cardiac-fibroblast-transcriptome-analyses-support-a-role-for-interferogenic-profibrotic-and-inflammatory-genes-in-anti-ssa-ro-associated-congenital-heart-block
#7
Robert M Clancy, Androo J Markham, Tanisha Jackson, Sara E Rasmussen, Miroslav Blumenberg, Jill P Buyon
The signature lesion of SSA/Ro autoantibody-associated congenital heart block (CHB) is fibrosis and a macrophage infiltrate, supporting an experimental focus on cues influencing the fibroblast component. The transcriptomes of human fetal cardiac fibroblasts were analyzed using two complementary approaches. Cardiac injury conditions were simulated in vitro by incubating human fetal cardiac fibroblasts with supernatants from macrophages transfected with the SSA/Ro-associated hY3. The top ten upregulated transcripts in the stimulated fibroblasts reflected a type I interferon (IFN) response (e...
June 16, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626075/sex-differences-in-vascular-physiology-and-pathophysiology-estrogen-and-androgen-signaling-in-health-and-disease
#8
Austin C Boese, Seong Chul Kim, Ke-Jie Yin, Jean-Pyo Lee, Milton H Hamblin
Sex differences between women and men are often overlooked and underappreciated when studying the cardiovascular system. It has been long assumed that men and women are physiologically similar, and this notion has resulted in females being clinically evaluated and treated for cardiovascular pathophysiological complications as males. Currently, there is increased recognition of fundamental sex differences in cardiovascular function, anatomy, cell signaling, and pathophysiology. NIH has enacted guidelines expressly to gain knowledge about ways the sexes differ in both normal function and diseases at the various research levels (molecular, cellular, tissue, organ, system)...
June 16, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626074/a-type-potassium-channels-contribute-to-prorenin-increase-of-firing-activity-in-hypothalamic-vasopressin-neurosecretory-neurons
#9
Soledad Pitra, Javier E Stern
Recent studies support an important contribution of prorenin (PR) and its receptor (PRR) to the regulation of hypothalamic sympathetic and neurosecretory outflows to the cardiovascular system, including systemic release of vasopressin (VP), both under physiological and cardiovascular disease conditions. Still, the identification of precise cellular mechanisms and neuronal/molecular targets remain unknown. We recently showed that PRR is expressed in VP neurons, and that their activation increases neuronal activity...
June 16, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626073/increased-vascular-and-uteroplacental-matrix-metalloproteinase-1-and-7-levels-and-collagen-i-deposition-in-hypertension-in-pregnancy-role-of-tnf
#10
Wei Li, Ning Cui, Marc Q Mazzuca, Karina M Mata, Raouf A Khalil
Preeclampsia is manifested as maternal hypertension-in-pregnancy (HTN-Preg) and fetal growth restriction. Placental ischemia could be an initiating event; however, the molecular targets and intermediary mechanisms are unclear. We tested the hypothesis that placental ischemia could target vascular and uteroplacental matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) through cytokines-mediated mechanism. MMP levels and distribution were measured in aorta, uterus and placenta of normal pregnant rats (Preg), and pregnant rats with reduced uterine perfusion pressure (RUPP)...
June 16, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626072/5-ht-causes-splanchnic-venodilation
#11
Bridget Mahon Seitz, Hakan Orer, Teresa Krieger-Burke, Emma S Darios, Janice M Thompson, Gregory D Fink, Stephanie W Watts
Serotonin (5-HT, 5-hydroxytrypamine) causes relaxation of the isolated superior mesenteric vein (SMV), a splanchnic blood vessel, through activation of the 5-HT7 receptor. As part of studies designed to identify the mechanism(s) through which chronic (>24 hours) infusion of 5-HT lowers blood pressure, we test the hypothesis that 5-HT causes an in vitro and in vivo splanchnic venodilation that is 5-HT7 receptor-dependent. In tissue baths for measurement of isometric contraction, the portal vein (PV) and abdominal inferior vena cava (Ab IVC) relaxed to 5-HT and the 5-HT1/7 receptor agonist 5-carboxamidotryptamine (5-CT); relaxation was abolished by the 5-HT7 receptor antagonist SB269970...
June 16, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600353/age-or-ischemia-uncouples-the-blood-flow-response-tissue-acidosis-and-the-direct-current-potential-signature-of-spreading-depolarization-in-the-rat-brain
#12
Ákos Menyhárt, Dániel Zölei-Szénási, Tamás Puskás, Péter Makra, Ferenc Bari, Eszter Farkas
Spreading depolarization (SD) events contribute to lesion maturation in the acutely injured human brain. Neurodegeneration related to SD is thought to be caused by the insufficiency of the cerebral blood flow (CBF) response; yet, the mediators of the CBF response, or their deficiency in the aged or ischemic cerebral cortex remain the target of intensive research. Here we postulate that tissue pH effectively modulates the magnitude of hyperemia in response to SD, which coupling is prone to be dysfunctional in the aged or ischemic cerebral cortex...
June 9, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576835/relative-contributions-from-the-ventricle-and-arterial-tree-to-arterial-pressure-and-its-amplification-an-experimental-study
#13
Nicholas Richard Gaddum, Jordi Alastruey, Phil Chowienczyk, Marcel C M Rutten, Patrick Segers, Tobias Schaeffter
Arterial pressure is an important diagnostic parameter for cardiovascular disease. However relative contributions of individual ventricular and arterial parameters in generating and augmenting pressure are not understood. Using a novel experimental arterial model, our aim was to characterise individual parameter contributions to arterial pressure and its amplification. A piston-driven ventricle provided programmable stroke profiles into various silicone arterial trees and a bovine aorta. Inotropy was varied in the ventricle, and arterial parameters modulated included wall thickness, taper and diameter, the presence of bifurcation, and a native aorta (bovine) versus silicone...
June 2, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576834/autophagy-modulation-a-potential-therapeutic-approach-in-cardiac-hypertrophy
#14
Xuejun Wang, Taixing Cui
Autophagy is an evolutionarily conserved process used by the cell to degrade cytoplasmic contents for quality control, survival for temporal energy crisis, and catabolism and recycling. Rapidly increasing evidence has revealed an important pathogenic role of altered activity of the autophagosome-lysosome pathway (ALP) in cardiac hypertrophy and heart failure. Although an early study suggested cardiac autophagy is increased and this increase is maladaptive to the heart subject to pressure overload, more recent reports overwhelmingly support that myocardial ALP insufficiency results from chronic pressure overload and contributes to maladaptive cardiac remodeling and heart failure...
June 2, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576833/spinal-cord-stimulation-reduces-ventricular-arrhythmias-during-acute-ischemia-by-attenuation-of-regional-myocardial-excitability
#15
Kimberly Howard-Quijano, Tatsuo Takamiya, Erica A Dale, Jasmine Kipke, Yukiko Kubo, Tristan Grogan, Andyshea Afyouni, Kalyanam Shivkumar, Aman Mahajan
BACKGROUND: Myocardial ischemia creates autonomic nervous system imbalance and can trigger cardiac arrhythmias. We hypothesize that neuromodulation by spinal cord stimulation (SCS) will attenuate local cardiac sympathoexcitation from ischemia-induced increases in afferent signaling, reduce ventricular arrhythmias, and improve myocardial function during acute ischemia. METHODS: Yorkshire pigs (n=20) were randomized to SCS (50 Hz at 200μsec duration, current 90% motor threshold) or Sham for 30 min prior to ischemia...
June 2, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576832/eet-intervention-on-wnt1-nov-and-ho-1-signaling-prevents-obesity-induced-cardiomyopathy-in-obese-mice
#16
Jian Cao, Shailendra P Singh, John McClung, Gregory Joseph, Luca Vanella, Ignazio Barbagallo, Houli Jiang, John R Falck, Michael Arad, Joseph I Shapiro, Nader G Abraham
We have previously reported that epoxyeicosatrienoic acid (EET) has multiple beneficial effects on vascular function, in addition to its anti-apoptotic action, it increases insulin sensitivity and inhibits inflammation. To uncover the signaling mechanisms by which EET reduces cardiomyopathy, we hypothesized that EET infusion might ameliorate obesity-induced cardiomyopathy by improving HO-1, Wnt1, thermogenic gene levels and mitochondrial integrity in cardiac tissues and improved pericardial fat phenotype. EET reduced levels of fasting blood glucose, and pro-inflammatory adipokines including NOV signaling while increasing echocardiographic fractional shortening and O2 consumption...
June 2, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550180/a-novel-de-novo-mutation-in-prkag2-gene-infantile-onset-phenotype-and-signaling-pathway-involved
#17
Yanchun Xu, Alex Gray, David Grahame Hardie, Alper Uzun, Sunil Shaw, James F Padbury, Chanika Phornphutkul, Yi-Tang Tseng
PRKAG2 encodes the γ2-subunit isoform of the 5' AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK), a heterotrimeric enzyme with major roles in regulation of energy metabolism in response to cellular stress. Mutations in PRKAG2 have been implicated in a unique hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) characterized by cardiac glycogen overload, ventricular preexcitation and hypertrophy. We identified a novel, de novo PRKAG2 mutation (K475E) in a neonate with prenatal onset of HCM. We aimed to investigate the cellular impact, signaling pathways involved and therapeutic options for K475E mutation using cells stably expressing human wild type (WT) or the K475E mutant...
May 26, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550179/cyp2c44-gene-disruption-is-associated-with-increased-hematopoietic-stem-cells-implication-in-chronic-hypoxia-induced-pulmonary-hypertension
#18
Ryota Hashimoto, Sachindra Raj Joshi, Houli Jiang, Jorge H Capdevila, Ivan F McMurtry, Michal Laniado Schwartzman, Sachin A Gupte
We have recently demonstrated that disruption of the murine cytochrome P450 2c44 gene exacerbates chronic hypoxia-induced pulmonary artery remodeling and hypertension in mice. Subsequently, we serendipitously found that Cyp2c44 gene disruption also increases hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) number in bone marrow and blood. Therefore, the objective of this study was to investigate whether Cyp2c44 disruption regulates HSC phenotype and whether increases in differentiated HSCs contribute to chronic hypoxia-induced remodeling of pulmonary arteries...
May 26, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550178/severity-of-structural-and-functional-right-ventricular-remodeling-depends-on-training-load-in-an-experimental-model-of-endurance-exercise
#19
Maria Sanz-de la Garza, Cira Rubies, Montserrat Batlle, Bart Bijnens, Lluís Mont, Marta Sitges, Eduard Guasch
An arrhythmogenic right ventricle (RV) remodeling has been reported in response to regular training, but it remains unclear how exercise intensity affects the presence and extent of such remodeling. We aimed at assessing the relationship between RV remodeling and exercise load in a long-term endurance training model. Wistar rats were conditioned to run at moderate (MOD, 45 min, 30cm/s) or intense (INT, 60 min, 60cm/s) workloads for 16 weeks; sedentary rats (SED) served as controls. Cardiac remodeling was assessed with standard echocardiographic and tissue Doppler techniques, sensor-tip pressure catheters and pressure-volume loop analyses...
May 26, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550177/role-of-thiosulfate-in-hydrogen-sulfide-dependent-redox-signaling-in-endothelial-cells
#20
Anna Leskova, Siblile Pardue, John D Glawe, Christopher G Kevil, Xinggui Shen
Recent reports have revealed that hydrogen sulfide (H2S) exerts critical actions to promote cardiovascular homeostasis and health. Thiosulfate (S2O3(2-)) is one of the products formed during oxidative H2S metabolism, and thiosulfate has been used extensively and safely to treat calcific uremic arteriopathy in dialysis patients. Yet despite its significance, fundamental questions regarding how thiosulfate and H2S interact during redox signaling remain unanswered. In this study, we examined the effect of exogenous thiosulfate on hypoxia-induced H2S metabolite bioavailability in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs)...
May 26, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
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