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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146180/chlorogenic-acid-attenuates-diabetic-retinopathy-by-reducing-vegf-expression-and-inhibiting-vegf-mediated-retinal-neoangiogenesis
#1
Xiyu Mei, Lingyu Zhou, Tianyu Zhang, Bin Lu, Yuchen Sheng, Lili Ji
Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is one of the most common and serious complications of diabetes mellitus (DM). This study aims to investigate the amelioration of chlorogenic acid (CGA) on proliferative DR (PDR) via focusing on inhibiting retinal neoangiogenesis. CGA reduced the increased cell proliferation, migration and tube formation induced by vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in human retinal endothelial cells (HREC) and choroid-retinal endothelial RF/6A cells. CGA abrogated VEGF-induced the phosphorylation of VEGFR2 and its downstream mitogen-activated extracellular regulated kinase (MEK1/2), extracellular regulated protein kinase (ERK1/2) and p38 kinase...
November 13, 2017: Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122658/endothelium-derived-contraction-in-a-model-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-is-mediated-via-angiotensin-ii-type-1-receptors
#2
Kayleigh Hamilton, Lynette Dunning, William R Ferrell, John C Lockhart, Andrew MacKenzie
A role for endothelium-derived constricting factors (EDCF), and the angiotensin II type 1 receptor (AT1R) pathway, in the vascular impairment found in the rat Freund's complete adjuvant (FCA)-model of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) was examined. FCA arthritis was induced in rats±losartan. Vehicle-treated rats served as controls. Knee-joint swelling and red blood cell (RBC) aggregation were measured as indicators of inflammation and endothelium reactivity assessed by response to acetylcholine (ACh) on aortic rings...
November 6, 2017: Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100963/reversal-effects-of-low-dose-imatinib-compared-with-sunitinib-on-monocrotaline-induced-pulmonary-and-right-ventricular-remodeling-in-rats
#3
Zi Ping Leong, Ayumi Okida, Masahi Higuchi, Yoshiaki Yamano, Yoshiaki Hikasa
High-dose imatinib reverses cardiopulmonary remodeling but adverse effects limit its clinical use. Efficacy of the multi-kinase inhibitor sunitinib remains questionable. We compared anti-remodeling effects of imatinib with sunitinib on monocrotaline-induced right ventricular (RV) hypertrophy and pulmonary arterial remodeling in rats, focusing on a lower dose. Fourteen days after monocrotaline injection, oral gavage of imatinib (5, 15, or 50mg/kg), sunitinib (0.3, 1, 3, or 10mg/kg), or water for 14days was started...
October 31, 2017: Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097327/gallic-acid-attenuates-pulmonary-fibrosis-in-a-mouse-model-of-transverse-aortic-contraction-induced-heart-failure
#4
Li Jin, Zhe Hao Piao, Simei Sun, Bin Liu, Yuhee Ryu, Sin Young Choi, Gwi Ran Kim, Hyung-Seok Kim, Hae Jin Kee, Myung Ho Jeong
Gallic acid, a trihydroxybenzoic acid found in tea and other plants, attenuates cardiac hypertrophy, fibrosis, and hypertension in animal models. However, the role of gallic acid in heart failure remains unknown. In this study, we show that gallic acid administration prevents heart failure-induced pulmonary fibrosis. Heart failure induced in mice, 8weeks after transverse aortic constriction (TAC) surgery, was confirmed by echocardiography. Treatment for 2weeks with gallic acid but not furosemide prevented cardiac dysfunction in mice...
October 30, 2017: Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079346/axitinib-attenuates-intraplaque-angiogenesis-haemorrhages-and-plaque-destabilization-in-mice
#5
Bieke Van der Veken, Guido R Y De Meyer, Wim Martinet
AIM: An increased density of intraplaque (IP) microvessels in ruptured versus nonruptured human plaques suggests that IP neovascularization has a major causative effect on plaque development and instability. Possibly, vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) or other angiogenic factors mediate IP microvessel growth and plaque destabilization. Because apolipoprotein deficient mice with a heterozygous mutation (C1039G+/-) in the fibrillin-1 gene (ApoE(-/-)Fbn1(C1039G+/-)) manifest substantial IP neovascularization, they represent a unique tool to further investigate angiogenesis and its role in atherosclerosis...
October 24, 2017: Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074468/functional-diversity-of-macrophages-in-vascular-biology-and-disease
#6
REVIEW
Inhye Park, Christina Kassiteridi, Claudia Monaco
Atherosclerosis is a multifactorial chronic inflammatory disease and is largely responsible for cardiovascular disease, the most common cause of global mortality. The hallmark of atherogenesis is immune activation following lipid accumulation in the arterial wall. In particular, macrophages play a non-redundant role in both the progression and regression of inflammation in the atherosclerotic lesion. Macrophages are remarkably heterogeneous phagocytes that perform versatile functions in health and disease. Their functional diversity in vascular biology is only partially mapped...
October 23, 2017: Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056472/contribution-of-lectin-like-oxidized-low-density-lipoprotein-receptor-1-and-lox-1-modulating-compounds-to-vascular-diseases
#7
REVIEW
Anja Hofmann, Coy Brunssen, Henning Morawietz
The lectin-like oxidized low-density lipoprotein receptor-1 (LOX-1) is the major receptor for binding and uptake of oxidized low-density lipoprotein (oxLDL) in endothelial cells. LOX-1 is also expressed in macrophages, smooth muscle cells and platelets. Following internalization of oxLDL, LOX-1 initiates a vicious cycle from activation of pro-inflammatory signaling pathways, thus promoting an increased reactive oxygen species formation and secretion of pro-inflammatory cytokines. LOX-1 plays a pivotal role in the development of endothelial dysfunction, foam cell and advanced lesions formation as well as in myocardial ischemia...
October 19, 2017: Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051088/update-on-the-role-of-pentraxin-3-in-atherosclerosis-and-cardiovascular-diseases
#8
REVIEW
Matteo Casula, Fabrizio Montecucco, Aldo Bonaventura, Luca Liberale, Alessandra Vecchié, Franco Dallegri, Federico Carbone
Pentraxin 3 (PTX3) is an acute-phase protein that was recently demonstrated to play pleiotropic activities in cardiovascular (CV) diseases. Tumor necrosis factor and interleukins up-regulates PTX3 transcription in different cell types (i.e. endothelial cells, phagocytes, smooth muscle cells, fibroblasts and glial cells) involved in atherogenesis. By interacting with numerous ligands, PTX3 acts as a modulatory molecule of complement system, inflammatory response, angiogenesis, and vascular/tissue remodeling...
October 16, 2017: Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038048/the-influence-of-doca-salt-hypertension-and-chronic-administration-of-the-faah-inhibitor-urb597-on-kca2-3-kca3-1-edh-type-relaxation-in-rat-small-mesenteric-arteries
#9
Monika Kloza, Marta Baranowska-Kuczko, Barbara Malinowska, Olga Karpińska, Ewa Harasim-Symbor, Irena Kasacka, Hanna Kozłowska
The aim of this study was to examine the influence of deoxycorticosterone acetate-salt (DOCA-salt) hypertension and chronic treatment with the fatty acid amide hydrolase inhibitor, URB597, on small and intermediate conductance calcium-activated potassium channels and endothelium-dependent hyperpolarization (KCa2.3/KCa3.1-EDH) in rat small mesenteric arteries (sMAs). The EDH-type response was investigated, in endothelium-intact sMAs using a wire myograph, by examining acetylcholine-evoked vasorelaxation in the presence of N(ω)-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester and indomethacin (inhibitors of nitric oxide synthase and cyclooxygenase, respectively)...
October 14, 2017: Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993043/corrigendum-to-lack-of-glutathione-peroxidase-1-facilitates-a-pro-inflammatory-and-activated-vascular-endothelium-vasc-pharmacol-79-2016-32-42
#10
Arpeeta Sharma, Derek Yuen, Olivier Huet, Raelene Pickering, Nada Stefanovic, Pascal Bernatchez, Judy B de Haan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 6, 2017: Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986330/renal-and-femoral-venous-blood-flows-are-regulated-by-different-mechanisms-dependent-on-%C3%AE-adrenergic-receptor-subtypes-and-nitric-oxide-in-anesthetized-rats
#11
Alexandre C Fioretti, Cristiana A Ogihara, Eduardo M Cafarchio, Daniel P Venancio, Roberto Lopes de Almeida, Bruno B Antonio, Monica A Sato
Venous and arterial walls are responsive to sympathetic system and circulating substances, nevertheless, very few is known about the venous blood flow regulation simultaneously to arterial vascular beds. In this study, we compared the venous and arterial blood flow regulation in visceral and muscular beds upon injection of different doses of vasoactive drugs which act in arterial vascular beds. Anesthetized adult male Wistar rats underwent to right femoral artery and vein cannulation for hemodynamic recordings and infusion of drugs...
October 3, 2017: Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951255/sub-therapeutic-doses-of-fluvastatin-and-valsartan-are-more-effective-than-therapeutic-doses-in-providing-beneficial-cardiovascular-pleiotropic-effects-in-rats-a-proof-of-concept-study
#12
Miodrag Janić, Mojca Lunder, Alenka France Štiglic, Aleš Jerin, Milan Skitek, Darko Černe, Janja Marc, Gorazd Drevenšek, Mišo Šabovič
BACKGROUND: Statins and sartans can, in therapeutic doses, induce pleiotropic cardiovascular effects. Similar has recently been shown also for sub-therapeutic doses. We thus explored and compared the cardiovascular pleiotropic efficacy of sub-therapeutic vs. therapeutic doses. METHODS: Wistar rats were randomly divided into 7 groups receiving fluvastatin, valsartan and their combination in sub-therapeutic and therapeutic doses, or saline. After 6weeks, the animals were euthanised, their hearts and thoracic aortas isolated, and blood samples taken...
September 23, 2017: Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927755/protein-kinase-ck2-inhibition-suppresses-neointima-formation-via-a-proline-rich-homeodomain-dependent-mechanism
#13
K S Wadey, B A Brown, G B Sala-Newby, P-S Jayaraman, K Gaston, S J George
Neointimal hyperplasia is a product of VSMC replication and consequent accumulation within the blood vessel wall. In this study, we determined whether inhibition of protein kinase CK2 and the resultant stabilisation of proline-rich homeodomain (PRH) could suppress VSMC proliferation. Both silencing and pharmacological inhibition of CK2 with K66 antagonised replication of isolated VSMCs. SiRNA-induced knockdown as well as ectopic overexpression of proline-rich homeodomain indicated that PRH disrupts cell cycle progression...
September 18, 2017: Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919014/regulation-and-function-of-endothelial-glycocalyx-layer-in-vascular-diseases
#14
REVIEW
Irina Sieve, Anja K Münster-Kühnel, Denise Hilfiker-Kleiner
In the vascular system, the endothelial surface layer (ESL) as the inner surface of blood vessels affects mechanotransduction, vascular permeability, rheology, thrombogenesis, and leukocyte adhesion. It creates barriers between endothelial cells and blood and neighbouring cells. The glycocalyx, composed of glycoconjugates and proteoglycans, is an integral component of the ESL and a key element in inter- and intracellular communication and tissue homeostasis. In pathophysiological conditions (atherosclerosis, infection, ischemia/reperfusion injury, diabetes, trauma and acute lung injury) glycocalyx-degrading factors, i...
September 12, 2017: Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912106/vascular-activation-of-k-channels-and-na-k-atpase-activity-of-estrogen-deficient-female-rats
#15
Rogério Faustino Ribeiro, Jonaina Fiorim, Vinicius Bermond Marques, Karoline de Sousa Ronconi, Tatiani Botelho, Marcella D Grando, Lusiane M Bendhack, Dalton Valentim Vassallo, Ivanita Stefanon
The goal of the present study was to evaluate vascular potassium channels and Na(+)-K(+)-ATPase activity in estrogen deficient female rats. Female rats that underwent ovariectomy were assigned to receive daily treatment with placebo (OVX) or estrogen replacement (OVX+E2, 1mg/kg, once a week, i.m.). Aortic rings were used to examine the involvement of K(+) channels and Na(+)-K(+)-ATPase in vascular reactivity. Acetylcholine (ACh)-induced relaxation was analyzed in the presence of L-NAME (100μM) and K(+) channels blockers: tetraethylammonium (TEA, 5mM), 4-aminopyridine (4-AP, 5mM), iberiotoxin (IbTX, 30nM), apamin (0...
September 11, 2017: Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888918/effects-of-psychopharmacological-treatment-with-antipsychotic-drugs-on-the-vascular-system
#16
REVIEW
Kai G Kahl, Mechthild Westhoff-Bleck, Tillmann H C Krüger
Psychopharmacological treatment with antipsychotic drugs is an essential part of guideline-based treatment strategies in psychotic disorders, such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorders, and delusional disorders. Other mental disorders frequently treated with antipsychotic drugs are bipolar disorders, and major depressive disorder. Furthermore, antipsychotic drugs are often given in emergency and surgical units for the treatment of metabolic or postoperative delirium. Antipsychotic drugs can exert direct and indirect effects on the vascular system, potentially leading to severe complications such as thromboembolism...
September 6, 2017: Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867591/heteromeric-trpv4-trpc1-channels-mediate-calcium-sensing-receptor-induced-nitric-oxide-production-and-vasorelaxation-in-rabbit-mesenteric-arteries
#17
Harry Z E Greenberg, Simonette R E Carlton-Carew, Dhanak M Khan, Alexander K Zargaran, Kazi S Jahan, W-S Vanessa Ho, Anthony P Albert
Stimulation of calcium-sensing receptors (CaSR) by increasing the external calcium concentration (Ca(2+)]o) induces endothelium-dependent vasorelaxation through nitric oxide (NO) production and activation of intermediate Ca(2+)-activated K(+) currents (IKCa) channels in rabbit mesenteric arteries. The present study investigates the potential role of heteromeric TRPV4-TRPC1 channels in mediating these CaSR-induced vascular responses. Immunocytochemical and proximity ligation assays showed that TRPV4 and TRPC1 proteins were expressed and co-localised at the plasma membrane of freshly isolated endothelial cells (ECs)...
September 2017: Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830735/targeting-vasa-vasorum-dysfunction-to-prevent-atherosclerosis
#18
REVIEW
Erin C Boyle, Daniel G Sedding, Axel Haverich
Vasa vasorum are blood microvessels which penetrate the adventitia and outer layers of the media of large blood vessels, supplying them with nutrients and oxygen. A growing body of evidence suggests that vasa vasorum play a central role in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. In this review, we will make a case for the role of microvascular dysfunction in the initiation of disease. When seen through this lens, new therapeutic opportunities for prevention can be envisioned. In particular, we discuss how targeting the cellular metabolism and epigenetic machinery of vasa vasorum neovessels could be harnessed to render vasa vasorum endothelial cells less sensitive to atherogenic stimuli...
September 2017: Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827087/cerebrovascular-recovery-after-stroke-with-individual-and-combined-losartan-and-captopril-treatment-of-shrsp
#19
COMPARATIVE STUDY
John S Smeda, Noriko Daneshtalab
We assessed whether the superior restoration of cerebrovascular function after hemorrhagic stroke by losartan versus captopril treatment was due to better BP, uremia, uricaemia, or aldosterone control in Kyoto Wistar stroke-prone-hypertensive rats and evaluated whether elevated angiotensin II (A2) levels enhanced the effectiveness of losartan treatment. Constriction was studied in the middle cerebral arteries (MCAs) using a pressure myograph. Post-stroke survival increased from 21 to 310 and 189days respectively with losartan and captopril treatment...
September 2017: Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797762/ceramide-enhances-cox-2-expression-and-vsmc-contractile-hyperreactivity-via-er-stress-signal-activation
#20
Huina Zhang, Juanfen Li, Linghai Li, Pingsheng Liu, Yongxiang Wei, Zongjie Qian
Ceramide accumulation in blood vessels has been attributed to vascular dysfunction in progressive vascular complications in metabolic diseases. The present study showed that ceramide pretreatment promoted PE-induced vasoconstriction in rat endothelium-denuded vascular rings in a time- and dose-dependent manner. Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress inhibitors, 4-PBA and TUDCA, COX-2 inhibitors, Celecoxib and NS398, as well as PGE2 receptor antagonist AH-6809 attenuated ceramide-promoted vascular hyperreactivity...
September 2017: Vascular Pharmacology
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