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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904663/t-type-calcium-channel-blocker-attenuates-unilateral-ureteral-obstruction-induced-renal-interstitial-fibrosis-by-activating-the-nrf2-antioxidant-pathway
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Sungjin Chung, Soojeong Kim, Minyoung Kim, Eun Sil Koh, Hye Eun Yoon, Ho-Shik Kim, Cheol Whee Park, Yoon Sik Chang, Seok Joon Shin
Besides its effect on high blood pressure, T-type calcium channel blocker is renoprotective in experimental models of renal fibrosis. However, the exact mechanism of T-type calcium channel blocker on tubulointerstitial fibrosis is unclear. We investigated whether the renoprotective effect of T-type calcium channel blocker is associated with modulation of the signaling of oxidative stress-induced renal fibrosis. Treatment with a non-hypotensive dose of efonidipine, a T-type calcium channel blocker, or nifedipine, an L-type channel blocker, was initiated one day before unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO) in C57BL6/J mice, and was continued until 3 and 7 days after UUO...
2016: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903760/interactions-between-intersubunit-transmembrane-domains-regulate-the-chaperone-dependent-degradation-of-an-oligomeric-membrane-protein
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Teresa M Buck, Alexa S Jordahl, Megan E Yates, Mike Preston, Emily Cook, Thomas R Kleyman, Jeffrey L Brodsky
The Epithelial Sodium Channel (ENaC) in kidney regulates blood pressure through control of sodium and volume homeostasis, and in lung ENaC regulates the volume of airway and alveolar fluids.  ENaC is a heterotrimer of homologous α-, β-, and γ-subunits, and assembles in the Endoplasmic Reticulum (ER) before it traffics and functions at the plasma membrane. Improperly folded or orphaned ENaC subunits are subject to ER quality control and targeted for ER associated degradation (ERAD). We previously established that a conserved, ER lumenal, molecular chaperone, Lhs1/GRP170, selects αENaC, but not β- or γENaC, for degradation when the ENaC subunits were individually expressed...
November 30, 2016: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903643/effects-of-antihypertensive-agents-on-intestinal-contractility-in-the-spontaneously-hypertensive-rat-angiotensin-receptor-system-down-regulation-by-losartan
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Glen S Patten, Mahinda Y Abeywardena
Hypertension is an inflammatory condition controlled by the renin angiotensin system and is linked to kidney disease, diabetes mellitus and recently to dysfunction of the gut. The aim of this study was to determine what effect anti-hypertensive drug treatments may have on intestinal function of the spontaneously hypertensive rat (SHR). In the first experiment SHR were treated with enalapril or hydralazine. In the second experiment SHR were treated with losartan with no-treatment as control for both experiments...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898523/role-of-corin-in-the-regulation-of-blood-pressure
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Hui Li, Yue Zhang, Qingyu Wu
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Corin is a transmembrane protease that activates atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP), an important hormone in regulating salt-water balance and blood pressure. This review focuses on the regulation of corin function and potential roles of corin defects in hypertensive, heart, and renal diseases. RECENT FINDINGS: Proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin-6 has been identified as a primary enzyme that converts zymogen corin to an active protease. Genetic variants that impair corin intracellular trafficking, cell surface expression, and zymogen activation have been found in patients with hypertension, cardiac hypertrophy, and pre-eclampsia...
November 24, 2016: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895190/caveolin-1-deletion-prevents-hypertensive-vascular-remodeling-induced-by-angiotensin-ii
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Steven J Forrester, Katherine J Elliott, Tatsuo Kawai, Takashi Obama, Michael J Boyer, Kyle J Preston, Zhen Yan, Satoru Eguchi, Victor Rizzo
It has been proposed that membrane microdomains, caveolae, in vascular cells are critical for signal transduction and downstream functions induced by angiotensin II (AngII). We have tested our hypothesis that caveolin-1 (Cav1), a major structural protein of vascular caveolae, plays a critical role in the development of vascular remodeling by AngII via regulation of epidermal growth factor receptor and vascular endothelial adhesion molecule-1. Cav1(-/-) and control Cav(+/+) mice were infused with AngII for 2 weeks to induce vascular remodeling and hypertension...
November 28, 2016: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889958/ace2-and-the-homolog-collectrin-in-the-modulation-of-nitric-oxide-and-oxidative-stress-in-blood-pressure-homeostasis-and-vascular-injury
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Guang Yang, Pei-Lun Chu, Lars Christian Rump, Thu H Le, Johannes Stegbauer
SIGNIFICANCE: Hypertension is the leading risk factor causing mortality and morbidity worldwide. Angiotensin (Ang) II, the most active metabolite of the renin-angiotensin (RAS) plays an outstanding role in the pathogenesis of hypertension and vascular injury. Activation of angiotensin converting enzyme2 (ACE2) has shown to attenuate devastating effects of Angiotensin II in the cardiovascular system by reducing Ang II degradation and increasing Ang-(1-7) generation leading to Mas receptor activation...
November 27, 2016: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889641/increased-mitochondrial-superoxide-in-the-brain-but-not-periphery-sensitizes-mice-to-angiotensin-ii-mediated-hypertension
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Adam J Case, Jun Tian, Matthew C Zimmerman
Angiotensin II (AngII) elicits the production of superoxide (O2(•-)) from mitochondria in numerous cell types within peripheral organs and in the brain suggesting a role for mitochondrial-produced O2(•-) in the pathogenesis of hypertension. However, it remains unclear if mitochondrial O2(•-) is causal in the development of AngII-induced hypertension, or if mitochondrial O2(•-) in the absence of elevated AngII is sufficient to increase blood pressure. Further, the tissue specific (i.e. central versus peripheral) redox regulation of AngII hypertension remains elusive...
November 20, 2016: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887998/the-intricacies-of-the-renin-angiotensin-system-in-metabolic-regulation
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REVIEW
Erin B Bruce, Annette D de Kloet
Over recent years, the renin-angiotensin-system (RAS), which is best-known as an endocrine system with established roles in hydromineral balance and blood pressure control, has emerged as a fundamental regulator of many additional physiological and pathophysiological processes. In this manuscript, we celebrate and honor Randall Sakai's commitment to his trainees, as well as his contribution to science. Scientifically, Randall made many notable contributions to the recognition of the RAS's roles in brain and behavior...
November 22, 2016: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887573/in-vitro-function-of-upstream-visfatin-polymorphisms-that-are-associated-with-adverse-cardiometabolic-parameters-in-obese-children
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Delicia Shu Qin Ooi, Siong Gim Ong, Chew Kiat Heng, Kah Yin Loke, Yung Seng Lee
BACKGROUND: Visfatin is an adipokine associated with glucose and lipid metabolism. We previously reported two visfatin upstream single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), c.-3187G > A (rs11977021) and c.-1537C > T (rs61330082), which were in perfect linkage disequilibrium, in a Singaporean cohort of severely obese children and are associated with visfatin level and adverse cardiometabolic parameters. We aim to functionally characterize the effect of c.-3187G > A and c...
November 25, 2016: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885177/-response-to-mechanical-stimulus-and-cardiovascular-homeostasis
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Ken Takahashi, Keiji Naruse
Response to mechanical stimulus, including blood pressure regulation as a typical example, is essential for cardiovascular homeostasis. Traditionally, mechanism of blood pressure regulation can be divided into two categories:short term neural regulation via arterial baroreceptor reflex and long term humoral regulation via renin-angiotensin system. Recent studies have revealed that sensitivity of baroreceptor reflex is impaired in metabolic syndrome and aging. Moreover, it is suggested that the baroreceptor reflex is involved in long term blood pressure regulation...
2016: Clinical Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885057/circulating-active-serum-calcium-reduces-the-risk-of-hypertension
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Setor K Kunutsor, Jari A Laukkanen
PURPOSE: Calcium, which is one the most abundant mineral elements in the body, has been suggested to be involved in blood pressure regulation. We aimed to assess the association of active serum calcium (which is the ionised and physiologically active form of serum calcium) with the future risk of hypertension. METHODS: The active serum calcium concentration was assessed at baseline in the Finnish Kuopio Ischemic Heart Disease population-based prospective cohort study of 1562 normotensive men aged 42-61 years at baseline...
November 24, 2016: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884622/exercise-modulates-the-aortic-renin-angiotensin-system-independently-of-estrogen-therapy-in-ovariectomized-hypertensive-rats
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Patrick W Endlich, Erick R G Claudio, Leandro C F Lima, Rogério F Ribeiro Júnior, Antonio A B Peluso, Ivanita Stefanon, Nazaré S Bissoli, Virginia S Lemos, Robson A S Dos Santos, Glaucia R de Abreu
The renin-angiotensin-system is an important component of cardiovascular control and is up-regulated under various conditions, including hypertension and menopause. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of swimming training and estrogen therapy (ET) on angiotensin-II (ANG II)-induced vasoconstriction and angiotensin-(1-7) [ANG-(1-7)]-induced vasorelaxation in aortic rings from ovariectomized spontaneously hypertensive rats. Animals were divided into Sham (SH), Ovariectomized (OVX), Ovariectomized treated with E2 (OE2), Ovariectomized plus swimming (OSW) and Ovariectomized treated with E2 plus swimming (OE2+SW) groups...
November 21, 2016: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881847/epigenetic-regulation-of-l-type-voltage-gated-ca-2-channels-in-mesenteric-arteries-of-aging-hypertensive-rats
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Jingwen Liao, Yanyan Zhang, Fang Ye, Lin Zhang, Yu Chen, Fanxing Zeng, Lijun Shi
Accumulating evidence has shown that epigenetic regulation is involved in hypertension and aging. L-type voltage-gated Ca(2+) channels (LTCCs), the dominant channels in vascular myocytes, greatly contribute to arteriole contraction and blood pressure (BP) control. We investigated the dynamic changes and epigenetic regulation of LTCC in the mesenteric arteries of aging hypertensive rats. LTCC function was evaluated by using microvascular rings and whole-cell patch-clamp in the mesenteric arteries of male Wistar-Kyoto rats and spontaneously hypertensive rats at established hypertension (3 month old) and an aging stage (16 month old), respectively...
November 24, 2016: Hypertension Research: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880869/the-impact-of-metagenomic-interplay-on-the-mosquito-redox-homeostasis
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REVIEW
Cody J Champion, Jiannong Xu
Mosquitoes are exposed to oxidative challenges throughout their life cycle. The primary challenge comes from a blood meal. The blood digestion turns the midgut into an oxidative environment, which imposes pressure not only on mosquito fecundity and other physiological traits but also on the microbiota in the midgut. During evolution, mosquitoes have developed numerous oxidative defense mechanisms to maintain redox homeostasis in the midgut. In addition to antioxidants, SOD, catalase, and glutathione system, sufficient supply of the reducing agent, NADPH, is vital for a successful defense against oxidative stress...
November 20, 2016: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875900/effects-of-necrostatin-1-an-inhibitor-of-necroptosis-and-its-inactive-analogue-nec-1i-on-basal-cardiovascular-function
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A Szobi, T Rajtik, A Adameova
Inhibition of receptor-interacting serine/threonine-protein kinase 1 (RIP1) by necrostatin-1 (Nec-1) alleviates cardiac injury due to prevention of necroptotic cell death. Its inactive analogue necrostatin-1i (Nec-1i), lacking RIP1 activity, serves as a suitable control. It is unknown if these agents influence the heart function in the absence of damaging stimuli. For this purpose, we measured intraarterial blood pressure (systolic - sBP and diastolic - dBP) and ECG parameters after a bolus administration of Nec-1 and Nec-1i in rats during 30 min...
November 23, 2016: Physiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871468/increased-levels-of-soluble-corin-in-pre-eclampsia-and-fetal-growth-restriction
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Jun Miyazaki, Haruki Nishizawa, Asuka Kambayashi, Mayuko Ito, Yoshiteru Noda, Sumire Terasawa, Takema Kato, Hironori Miyamura, Kazuya Shiogama, Takao Sekiya, Hiroki Kurahashi, Takuma Fujii
Atrial natriuretic peptide is biologically activated by the atrial natriuretic peptide-converting enzyme, corin, and has an important role in regulating blood pressure. We detected elevated serum corin levels in women with pre-eclampsia. Interestingly, the serum corin levels were also found to be elevated in pregnancies with a related disorder, unexplained fetal growth restriction (FGR) without hypertension, suggesting that this phenomenon is not simply a response to maternal hypertension. CORIN mRNA levels were not elevated in placentas from pre-eclampsia or unexplained FGR cases...
December 2016: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870427/understanding-the-broad-influence-of-sex-hormones-and-sex-differences-in-the-brain
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REVIEW
Bruce S McEwen, Teresa A Milner
Sex hormones act throughout the entire brain of both males and females via both genomic and nongenomic receptors. Sex hormones can act through many cellular and molecular processes that alter structure and function of neural systems and influence behavior as well as providing neuroprotection. Within neurons, sex hormone receptors are found in nuclei and are also located near membranes, where they are associated with presynaptic terminals, mitochondria, spine apparatus, and postsynaptic densities. Sex hormone receptors also are found in glial cells...
January 2, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869680/gut-bacteria-and-hydrogen-sulfide-the-new-old-players-in-circulatory-system-homeostasis
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REVIEW
Lenka Tomasova, Piotr Konopelski, Marcin Ufnal
Accumulating evidence suggests that gut bacteria play a role in homeostasis of the circulatory system in mammals. First, gut bacteria may affect the nervous control of the circulatory system via the sensory fibres of the enteric nervous system. Second, gut bacteria-derived metabolites may cross the gut-blood barrier and target blood vessels, the heart and other organs involved in the regulation of the circulatory system. A number of studies have shown that hydrogen sulfide (H₂S) is an important biological mediator in the circulatory system...
November 17, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865915/functional-promoter-polymorphisms-direct-the-expression-of-cystathionine-gamma-lyase-gene-in-mouse-models-of-essential-hypertension
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Vinayak Gupta, Piyushkumar R Kapopara, Abrar A Khan, Vikas Arige, Lakshmi Subramanian, Parshuram J Sonawane, Binu K Sasi, Nitish R Mahapatra
Despite the well-known role of cystathionine γ-lyase (Cth) in cardiovascular pathophysiology, transcriptional regulation of Cth remains incompletely understood. Sequencing of the Cth promoter region in mouse models of genetic/essential hypertension (viz. Blood Pressure High [BPH], Blood Pressure Low [BPL] and Blood Pressure Normal [BPN] mice) identified several genetic variations. Transient transfections of BPH/BPL-Cth promoter-reporter plasmids into various cell types revealed higher promoter activity of BPL-Cth than that of BPH-Cth...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865823/gut-hormones-and-gut-microbiota-implications-for-kidney-function-and-hypertension
#20
REVIEW
Baris Afsar, Nosratola D Vaziri, Gamze Aslan, Kayhan Tarim, Mehmet Kanbay
Increased blood pressure (BP) and chronic kidney disease are two leading risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Increased sodium intake is one of the most important risk factors for development of hypertension. Recent data have shown that gut influences kidney function and BP by variety of mechanisms. Various hormones and peptides secreted from gut such as gastrin, glucocorticoids, Glucagon-like peptide-1 impact on kidney function and BP especially influencing sodium absorption from gut. These findings stimulate scientist to find new therapeutic options such as tenapanor for treatment of hypertension by blocking sodium absorption from gut...
November 1, 2016: Journal of the American Society of Hypertension: JASH
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