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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684292/elevated-blood-pressure-and-its-predictors-among-secondary-school-students-in-sarawak-a-cross-sectional-study
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Woei Feng Grace Kho, Whye Lian Cheah, Helmy Hazmi
OBJECTIVES: Hypertension is a health issue affecting adolescents. Accumulating evidence affirms that elevated blood pressure begins in childhood and tracks into adulthood. This cross-sectional study was conducted to determine the prevalence of elevated blood pressure and its predictors among secondary school students in Sarawak, Malaysia. METHODS: A total of 2,461 secondary school students aged 12-17 years from 19 schools in Sarawak participated in the study. Questionnaire was used to obtain socio-demographic data, parental history of hypertension, and self-reported physical activity...
March 2018: Central European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683095/azilsartan-and-chlorthalidone-new-powerful-fixed-dose-antihypertensive-combination
#2
Vasiliki Katsi, Eleni Athanasiadi, Costas Tsioufis, Dimitris Tousoulis
Arterial hypertension is a disease that still affects a major part of the population worldwide, and leads to fatal and nonfatal cardiovascular events, primarily strokes and myocardial infarctions. From the CDC statistical analysis, as regarding to United States, 1 of every 3 adults has high blood pressure, and οnly about half (54%) of them have it under control. Furthermore, all that leads to a nation cost about $46 billion each year. Efforts to find new ways to regulate arterial hypertension are therefore imperative...
April 20, 2018: Current Hypertension Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678287/novel-mechanisms-of-g-protein-coupled-receptors-functions-at-1-angiotensin-receptor-acts-as-a-signaling-hub-and-focal-point-of-receptor-cross-talk
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REVIEW
András D Tóth, Gábor Turu, László Hunyady, András Balla
AT1 angiotensin receptor (AT1 R), a prototypical G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR), is the main receptor, which mediates the effects of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS). AT1 R plays a crucial role in the regulation of blood pressure and salt-water homeostasis, and in the development of pathological conditions, such as hypertension, heart failure, cardiovascular remodeling, renal fibrosis, inflammation, and metabolic disorders. Stimulation of AT1 R leads to pleiotropic signal transduction pathways generating arrays of complex cellular responses...
April 2018: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676623/nicotine-downregulates-the-compensatory-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-2-angiotensin-type-2-receptor-of-the-renin-angiotensin-system
#4
Xinping Yue, Tyler M Basting, Thomas W Flanagan, Jiaxi Xu, Thomas D Lobell, Nicholas W Gilpin, Jason D Gardner, Eric Lazartigues
RATIONALE: Smoking is a major risk factor for the development of cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases. The importance of the renin-angiotensin system in the development of cardiovascular and pulmonary disease is well established. Angiotensin-II, by means of its type 1 receptor (angiotensin type 1 receptor, AT1 R), promotes increased sympathetic activity, salt and water reabsorption, vasoconstriction, inflammation, and aldosterone and vasopressin release, contributing to tissue fibrosis, endothelium dysfunction, and hypertension...
April 2018: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674333/intravenous-and-intratracheal-thyrotropin-releasing-hormone-and-its-analog-taltirelin-reverse-opioid-induced-respiratory-depression-in-isoflurane-anesthetized-rats
#5
James D Boghosian, Anita Luethy, Joseph F Cotten
Thyrotropin releasing hormone (TRH) is a tripeptide hormone and a neurotransmitter widely-expressed in the CNS that regulates thyroid function and that maintains physiologic homeostasis. Following injection in rodents, TRH has multiple effects including increased blood pressure and breathing. We tested the hypothesis that TRH and its long-acting analog, taltirelin, will reverse morphine-induced respiratory depression in anesthetized rats following intravenous(IV) or intratracheal(IT) administration. TRH (1 mg/kg plus 5 mg/kg/hour IV) and talitrelin (1 mg/kg IV), when administered to rats pretreated with morphine (5 mg/kg IV), increased ventilation from 50±6 to 131±7% and 45±6 to 168±13% (percent baseline; n=4±SEM), primarily through increased breathing rates (from 76+/-9 to 260±14% and 66±8 to 318±37%)...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674000/angiotensin-ii-promotes-pulmonary-metastasis-of-melanoma-through-the-activation-of-adhesion-molecules-in-vascular-endothelial-cells
#6
Shin Ishikane, Hiroshi Hosoda, Takashi Nojiri, Takeshi Tokudome, Tetsuya Mizutani, Koichi Miura, Yoshiharu Akitake, Toru Kimura, Yoshitaka Imamichi, Shinya Kawabe, Yumiko Toyohira, Nobuyuki Yanagihara, Fumi Takahashi-Yanaga, Mikiya Miyazato, Kaoru Miyamoto, Kenji Kangawa
Hypertension is considered as one of the cancer progressive factors, and often found comorbidity in cancer patients. Renin-angiotensin system (RAS) plays an important role in the regulation of blood pressure, and angiotensin II (Ang II) is well known pressor peptide associated with RAS. Ang II has been reported to accelerate progression and metastasis of cancer cells. However, its precise mechanisms have not been fully understood. In this study, we sought to elucidate the mechanisms by which Ang II exacerbates hematogenous metastasis in mouse melanoma cells, focusing the adhesion pathway in vascular endothelial cells...
April 16, 2018: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673237/panax-notoginseng-saponins-a-review-of-its-mechanisms-of-antidepressant-or-anxiolytic-effects-and-network-analysis-on-phytochemistry-and-pharmacology
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REVIEW
Weijie Xie, Xiangbao Meng, Yadong Zhai, Ping Zhou, Tianyuan Ye, Zhen Wang, Guibo Sun, Xiaobo Sun
Panax notoginseng (Burk) F. H. Chen , as traditional Chinese medicine, has a long history of high clinical value, such as anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidation, inhibition of platelet aggregation, regulation of blood glucose and blood pressure, inhibition of neuronal apoptosis, and neuronal protection, and its main ingredients are Panax notoginseng saponins (PNS). Currently, Panax notoginseng (Burk) F. H. Chen may improve mental function, have anti-insomnia and anti-depression effects, alleviate anxiety, and decrease neural network excitation...
April 17, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672527/pure-flavonoid-epicatechin-and-whole-genome-gene-expression-profiles-in-circulating-immune-cells-in-adults-with-elevated-blood-pressure-a-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-crossover-trial
#8
Diederik Esser, Johanna M Geleijnse, Juri C Matualatupauw, James I Dower, Daan Kromhout, Peter C H Hollman, Lydia A Afman
Cocoa consumption has beneficial cardiometabolic effects, but underlying mechanisms remain unclear. Epicatechin, the cocoa major monomeric flavan-3-ol, is considered to contribute to these cardio-protective effects. We investigated effects of pure epicatechin supplementation on gene expression profiles of immune cells in humans. In a double blind, placebo-controlled cross-over trial, 32 (pre)hypertensive subjects aged 30 to 80, received two 4-week interventions, i.e. epicatechin (100mg/day) or placebo with a 4-week wash-out between interventions...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669793/impacts-of-prediabetes-mellitus-alone-or-plus-hypertension-on-the-coronary-severity-and-cardiovascular-outcomes
#9
Hui-Hui Liu, Ye-Xuan Cao, Sha Li, Yuan-Lin Guo, Cheng-Gang Zhu, Na-Qiong Wu, Ying Gao, Qiu-Ting Dong, Xi Zhao, Yan Zhang, Di Sun, Jian-Jun Li
Whether prediabetes mellitus (Pre-DM) alone or combined with hypertension is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease has not been fully clarified. This study aimed to further confirm whether the relation of Pre- DM to cardiovascular disease differs between individuals with or without hypertension. A total of 7121 consecutive patients with angina-like chest pain who received coronary angiography were evaluated and 4193 patients with angiography-proven stable, new-onset coronary artery disease were enrolled into the study...
April 18, 2018: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668325/is-cushing-mechanism-a-dynamic-blood-pressure-stabilizing-system-insights-from-granger-causality-analysis-of-spontaneous-blood-pressure-and-cerebral-blood-flow
#10
Saqib Saleem, Paul D Teal, Connor A Howe, Michael M Tymko, Philip N Ainslie, Yu-Chieh Tzeng
Blood pressure regulation is widely recognised as being integral to the control of end-organ perfusion but it remains unclear whether end-organ perfusion also plays a role in driving changes in blood pressure (BP). A randomized and placebo controlled study design was followed to examine the feedback relationships between very-low-frequency fluctuations in BP and cerebral blood flow (CBF) in humans under placebo treatment and α1-adrenergic blockade. To determine the causal relations among haemodynamic variables, BP, middle cerebral artery blood velocity (MCAv), and end-tidal CO2 time-series were decimated, low-pass filtered (<0...
April 18, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667182/breathing-regulation-and-blood-gas-homeostasis-after-near-complete-lesions-of-the-retrotrapezoid-nucleus-in-adult-rats
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George M P R Souza, Roy Kanbar, Daniel S Stornetta, Stephen B G Abbott, Ruth L Stornetta, Patrice G Guyenet
The retrotrapezoid nucleus (RTN) is one of several CNS nuclei that contribute, in various capacities (e.g. CO2 detection, neuronal modulation) to the central respiratory chemoreflex (CRC). Here we test how important the RTN is to PCO2 homeostasis and breathing during sleep or wake. RTN Nmb positive neurons were killed with targeted microinjections of substance-P-saporin conjugate in adult rats. Under normoxia, rats with large RTN lesions (92 ± 4 % cell loss) had normal blood pressure (BP) and arterial pH but were hypoxic (-8 mmHg PaO2 ) and hypercapnic (+10 mmHg PaCO2 )...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663292/the-potential-role-of-sglt2-inhibitors-in-the-treatment-of-type-1-diabetes-mellitus
#12
Hadi Fattah, Volker Vallon
Type 1 diabetes mellitus is a difficult disease to treat due to the relative paucity of therapeutic options other than injectable insulin. The latter, however, can induce hypoglycemia, which has been linked to enhanced cardiovascular risk. Sodium glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors are a new class of oral anti-hyperglycemic medications that do not increase the hypoglycemia risk and are US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved in type 2 diabetes mellitus. SGLT2 inhibitors may also be of benefit in type 1 diabetic patients, in addition to insulin, although they have not yet been approved for this indication...
April 16, 2018: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662003/ppar-agonists-and-metabolic-syndrome-an-established-role
#13
REVIEW
Margherita Botta, Matteo Audano, Amirhossein Sahebkar, Cesare R Sirtori, Nico Mitro, Massimiliano Ruscica
Therapeutic approaches to metabolic syndrome (MetS) are numerous and may target lipoproteins, blood pressure or anthropometric indices. Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs) are involved in the metabolic regulation of lipid and lipoprotein levels, i.e., triglycerides (TGs), blood glucose, and abdominal adiposity. PPARs may be classified into the α, β/δ and γ subtypes. The PPAR-α agonists, mainly fibrates (including newer molecules such as pemafibrate) and omega-3 fatty acids, are powerful TG-lowering agents...
April 14, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659691/perspective-cardiovascular-responses-to-sugar-sweetened-beverages-in-humans-a-narrative-review-with-potential-hemodynamic-mechanisms
#14
Cathriona R Monnard, Erik Konrad Grasser
Cardiovascular diseases are still the primary cause of mortality worldwide, with high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes as major promoters. Over the past 3 decades, almost in parallel with the rise in cardiovascular disease incidence, the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) has increased. In this context, SSBs are potential contributors to weight gain and increase the risk for elevations in blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, and stroke. Nevertheless, the mechanisms underlying the cardiovascular and metabolic responses to SSBs, in particular on blood pressure, are poorly understood...
March 1, 2018: Advances in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659033/gna11-differentially-mediates-fgf2-and-vegfa-induced-cellular-responses-in-human-fetoplacental-endothelial-cells
#15
Qing-Yun Zou, Ying-Jie Zhao, Hua Li, Xiang-Zhen Wang, Ai-Xia Liu, Xin-Qi Zhong, Qin Yan, Yan Li, Chi Zhou, Jing Zheng
During pregnancy, fetoplacental angiogenesis is dramatically increased in association with rapidly elevated blood flows. Any disruption of fetoplacental angiogenesis may lead to pregnancy complications such as intrauterine growth restriction. Fibroblast growth factor 2 (FGF2) and vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGFA) are crucial regulators of fetoplacental angiogenesis. G protein α subunits q (GNAq) and 11 (GNA11), two members of Gαq/11 subfamily are involved in mediating vascular growth and basal blood pressure...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656950/the-elicitation-of-relaxation-and-interoceptive-awareness-using-floatation-therapy-in-individuals-with-high-anxiety-sensitivity
#16
Justin S Feinstein, Sahib S Khalsa, Hung-Wen Yeh, Obada Al Zoubi, Armen C Arevian, Colleen Wohlrab, Marie K Pantino, Laci J Cartmell, W Kyle Simmons, Murray B Stein, Martin P Paulus
BACKGROUND: Floatation-REST (Reduced Environmental Stimulation Therapy), an intervention that attenuates exteroceptive sensory input to the nervous system, has recently been found to reduce state anxiety across a diverse clinical sample with high levels of anxiety sensitivity (AS). To further examine this anxiolytic effect, the present study investigated the affective and physiological changes induced by Floatation-REST and assessed whether individuals with high AS experienced any alterations in their awareness for interoceptive sensation while immersed in an environment lacking exteroceptive sensation...
March 9, 2018: Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655790/hdac11-deletion-reduces-fructose-induced-cardiac-dyslipidemia-apoptosis-and-inflammation-by-attenuating-oxidative-stress-injury
#17
Xiao-Di Fan, Lan-Lan Wan, Man Duan, Shan Lu
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a risk factor for abnormal heart development, but the molecular mechanism remains obscure. Histone deacetylase 11 (HDAC11), the most recently identified histone deacetylase, is the sole member of class IV HDACs. However, its role in diabetic cardiac injury is still poorly understood. In the present study, we attempted to explore the effects of HDAC11 on fructose (Fru)-induced cardiac injury using the wild type (HDAC11+/+ ) and knockout (HDAC11-/- ) mice. The results indicated that HDAC11 was significantly expressed in human and mouse diabetic heart failure (DHF) hearts...
April 12, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29653462/docosahexaenoic-acid-reversed-atherosclerotic-changes-in-human-endothelial-cells-induced-by-palmitic-acid-in-vitro
#18
Saeede Karbasforush, Alireza Nourazarian, Masoud Darabi, Reza Rahbarghazi, Fatemeh Khaki-Khatibi, Çıgır Biray Avci, Leila Salimi, Bakiye Goker Bagca, Tanaz Novin Bahador, Aysa Rezabakhsh, Majid Khaksar
Abnormal activity of atherosclerotic endothelial cells paving luminal surface of blood vessels has been described in many diseases. It has been reported that natural polyunsaturated fatty acids such as docosahexaenoic acid exert therapeutic effects in atherosclerotic condition. Human umbilical vein endothelial cells were treated with 1mM palmitic acid for 48 hours and exposed to 40μM docosahexaenoic acid for the next 24 hours. Real-time polymerase chain reaction analysis was used to measure the expression of PTX3, iNOS, and eNOS...
April 13, 2018: Cell Biochemistry and Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652542/sympathoexcitation-constrains-vasodilation-in-the-human-skeletal-muscle-microvasculature-during-post-occlusive-reactive-hyperemia
#19
Masashi Ichinose, Mikie Nakabayashi, Yumie Ono
We used diffuse correlation spectroscopy (DCS) to investigate sympathetic vasoconstriction, local vasodilation, and integration of these two responses in the skeletal muscle microvasculature of 20 healthy volunteers. DCS probes were placed on the flexor carpi radialis muscle (FC) or the vastus lateralis muscle (VL), and a blood flow index (BFI) was derived continuously. We measured hemodynamic responses during sympathoexcitation induced by forehead cooling, after which the effects of the increased sympathetic tone on vasodilatory responses during post-occlusive reactive hyperemia (PORH) were examined...
April 13, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651418/role-of-the-sympathetic-nervous-system-and-its-modulation-in-renal-hypertension
#20
REVIEW
Yusuke Sata, Geoffrey A Head, Kate Denton, Clive N May, Markus P Schlaich
The kidneys are densely innervated with renal efferent and afferent nerves to communicate with the central nervous system. Innervation of major structural components of the kidneys, such as blood vessels, tubules, the pelvis, and glomeruli, forms a bidirectional neural network to relay sensory and sympathetic signals to and from the brain. Renal efferent nerves regulate renal blood flow, glomerular filtration rate, tubular reabsorption of sodium and water, as well as release of renin and prostaglandins, all of which contribute to cardiovascular and renal regulation...
2018: Frontiers in Medicine
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