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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430614/features-and-risk-factors-of-carotid-atherosclerosis-in-a-population-with-high-stroke-incidence-in-china
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Yanqiu Zhang, Lingling Bai, Min Shi, Hongyan Lu, Yanan Wu, Jun Tu, Jingxian Ni, Jinghua Wang, Li Cao, Ping Lei, Xianjia Ning
Epidemiological studies have reported associations between traditional cardiovascular risk factors and carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) or carotid plaque. However, definite risk factors at different phases of carotid atherosclerosis remain controversial. We aimed to explore risk factors and characteristics of carotid atherosclerosis at different stages in a low-income population with a high incidence of stroke in China. Between April 2014 and January 2015, we recruited 3789 stroke-free and cardiovascular disease-free residents aged ≥ 45 years...
February 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428219/deficiency-of-cholesteryl-ester-transfer-protein-protects-against-atherosclerosis-in-rabbits
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Jifeng Zhang, Manabu Niimi, Dongshan Yang, Jingyan Liang, Jie Xu, Tokuhide Kimura, Anna V Mattew, Yanhong Guo, Yanbo Fan, Tianqing Zhu, Jun Song, Rose Ackermann, Yui Koike, Anna Schwendeman, Liangxue Lai, Subramaniam Pennathur, Minerva Garcia-Barrio, Jianglin Fan, Y Eugene Chen
OBJECTIVE: CETP (cholesteryl ester transfer protein) plays an important role in lipoprotein metabolism; however, whether inhibition of CETP activity can prevent cardiovascular disease remains controversial. APPROACH AND RESULTS: We generated CETP knockout (KO) rabbits by zinc finger nuclease gene editing and compared their susceptibility to cholesterol diet-induced atherosclerosis to that of wild-type (WT) rabbits. On a chow diet, KO rabbits showed higher plasma levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol than WT controls, and HDL particles of KO rabbits were essentially rich in apolipoprotein AI and apolipoprotein E contents...
April 20, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427040/cortex-mori-radicis-extract-attenuates-myocardial-damages-in-diabetic-rats-by-regulating-ers
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Jiangfang Lian, Jiayuan Chen, Yanyan Yuan, Jiayi Chen, M Daud M Sayed, Lin Luo, Yabing Zhu, Song Li, Shizhong Bu
Diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM) is diagnosed when patients with diabetes develop ventricular dysfunction but do not exhibit coronary atherosclerosis or hypertension. Cortex Mori (CM) Radicis,he epidermis of the root of Morus alba L, has been traditionally used for cough treatment in oriental medicine. In this study, we investigated the protection of myocardium by CM in streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic rats and the underlying mechanisms. Diabetes was induced in rats by an injection of STZ at 25mg/kg. The animals were randomly divided into 4 groups: control, diabetes, diabetes with CM treatment, diabetes with CM preventative treatment...
April 17, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421659/the-anti-inflammatory-effects-of-morin-hydrate-in-atherosclerosis-is-associated-with-autophagy-induction-through-camp-signaling
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Yue Zhou, Zhan-Qi Cao, Hong-Yuan Wang, Yan-Na Cheng, Lu-Gang Yu, Xin-Ke Zhang, Yan Sun, Xiu-Li Guo
SCOPE: Although the previous trials of inflammation have indicated that morin hydrate (MO) hold considerable promise, understanding the distinct mechanism of MO against inflammation remains a challenge. METHODS AND RESULTS: This study investigated the effect of MO in atherosclerosis in ApoE(-/-) mice and underlying cell signaling of MO effect in inflammation in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs). Administration of MO significantly reduced serum lipid level, inflammatory cytokines (TNF-α and ICAM-1) and atherosclerotic plaque formation in vivo...
April 18, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421481/cancer-as-a-risk-factor-for-cardiovascular-disease
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REVIEW
Dana Elena Giza, Gloria Iliescu, Saamir Hassan, Konstantinos Marmagkiolis, Cezar Iliescu
Improvements in early diagnosis and cancer treatments have contributed to high survival rates for many cancer patients. However, these patients often die of cardiovascular disease rather than recurrence of their cancer. Heart disease manifesting after cancer may be due to several mechanisms: shared cardiovascular risks between cancer and cardiovascular disease, inflammatory states associated with malignancies, and/or cardiotoxic effects of cancer therapy. Cancer treatment increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases directly by damaging critical structures of the heart or indirectly by promoting accelerated atherosclerosis...
June 2017: Current Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420872/hairy-enhancer-of-split-homologue-1-suppresses-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-induced-angiogenesis-via-downregulation-of-osteopontin-expression
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Xing-Xing Yao, Jing-Bo Lu, Zhi-Dong Ye, Lei Zheng, Qian Wang, Zhi-Qi Lin, Hao Liu, Heng Wan, Fang-Yong Fu, Xian-Ying Huang, Jian-Chen Xiu, Zheng-Jun Liu, Yan-Wei Hu
Angiogenesis plays a critical role in the progression and vulnerability of atherosclerotic plaques; however, the orchestration of angiogenesis in atherosclerotic plaque formation remains unclear. The results of microarray analysis, real-time PCR and immunohistochemical analyses showed that Hairy/enhancer of split homologue-1 (Hes-1) expression was significantly decreased, while that of osteopontin (OPN) was increased, in atherosclerotic plaques. Meanwhile, immunofluorescence results demonstrated that both Hes-1 and OPN were expressed in endothelial cells (ECs) of neovessels in atherosclerotic plaques...
April 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420699/erratum-alogliptin-a-dipeptidyl-peptidase-4-inhibitor-prevents-the-progression-of-carotid-atherosclerosis-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-the-study-of-preventive-effects-of-alogliptin-on-diabetic-atherosclerosis-spead-a-diabetes-care-2016-39-139-148
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Tomoya Mita, Naoto Katakami, Hidenori Yoshii, Tomio Onuma, Hideaki Kaneto, Takeshi Osonoi, Toshihiko Shiraiwa, Keisuke Kosugi, Yutaka Umayahara, Tsunehiko Yamamoto, Hiroki Yokoyama, Nobuichi Kuribayashi, Hideaki Jinnouchi, Masahiko Gosho, Iichiro Shimomura, Hirotaka Watada
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April 18, 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419118/fatty-liver-disease-determines-the-progression-of-coronary-artery-calcification-in-a-metabolically-healthy-obese-population
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Yu Mi Kang, Chang Hee Jung, Yun Kyung Cho, Seung Eun Lee, Min Jung Lee, Jenie Yoonoo Hwang, Eun Hee Kim, Joong-Yeol Park, Woo Je Lee, Hong-Kyu Kim
OBJECTIVES: Metabolically healthy obese (MHO) phenotype describes an obese state with a favorable metabolic profile. However, the prognosis of this subpopulation remains controversial. We aimed to examine whether MHO phenotype is associated with progression of atherosclerotic activity, reflected as the changes in coronary artery calcification (CAC) over time. If so, we sought to determine the role of fatty liver disease (FLD), the hallmark of hepatic steatosis, in this progression. METHODS: We enrolled 1,240 asymptomatic subjects who underwent repeated CAC score measurement during routine health examinations...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416142/nanoparticle-mediated-drug-delivery-system-for-atherosclerotic-cardiovascular-disease
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REVIEW
Tetsuya Matoba, Jun-Ichiro Koga, Kaku Nakano, Kensuke Egashira, Hiroyuki Tsutsui
Administration of drugs and other therapeutic agents has been the central strategy of contemporary medicine for cardiovascular disease. The use of drug delivery systems (DDS) includes micelles, liposomes, polymeric nanoparticles, dendrimers, carbon nanotubes, and crystalline metals. Nano-DDS modify in vivo drug kinetics, depending on (patho)physiological mechanisms such as retard excretion, vascular permeability, and incorporation by mononuclear phagocyte systems, which constitute the 'passive-targeting' property of nano-DDS...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416098/ideal-cardiovascular-health-and-inflammation-in-european-adolescents-the-helena-study
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E M González-Gil, J Santabárbara, J Ruiz, S Bel-Serrat, I Huybrechts, R Pedrero-Chamizo, A de la O, F Gottrand, A Kafatos, K Widhalm, Y Manios, D Molnar, S De Henauw, M Plada, M Ferrari, G Palacios Le Blé, A Siani, M González-Gross, S Gómez-Martínez, A Marcos, L A Moreno Aznar
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Inflammation plays a key role in atherosclerosis and this process seems to appear in childhood. The ideal cardiovascular health index (ICHI) has been inversely related to atherosclerotic plaque in adults. However, evidence regarding inflammation and ICHI in adolescents is scarce. The aim is to assess the association between ICHI and inflammation in European adolescents. METHODS AND RESULTS: As many as 543 adolescents (251 boys and 292 girls) from the Healthy Lifestyle in Europe by Nutrition in Adolescence (HELENA) study, a cross-sectional multi-center study including 9 European countries, were measured...
December 23, 2016: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414714/excess-atherosclerosis-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-matter-of-renal-involvement-case-control-study-of-281-sle-patients-and-281-individually-matched-population-controls
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Johanna T Gustafsson, Marie Herlitz Lindberg, Iva Gunnarsson, Susanne Pettersson, Kerstin Elvin, John Öhrvik, Anders Larsson, Kerstin Jensen-Urstad, Elisabet Svenungsson
BACKGROUND: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), is a heterogeneous disease which predominantly affects young females (90%). SLE is associated with a shorter life expectancy than in the general population. Standardized mortality ratios (SMR) of 2.4 have been reported, which is comparable to diabetes. In modern societies cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the major cause of premature mortality. Accelerated atherosclerosis is generally assumed to be the underlying cause for SLE related CVD...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413991/potential-role-of-endothelin-in-early-vascular-aging
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Michelle Trindade, Wille Oigman, Mario Fritsch Neves
Early vascular aging is a process associated with gradual alterations in the vessels, regarding to their structure and function, taking a more rapid course than normal biological aging in the arteries. In the presence of cardiovascular disease, these age-associated alterations are accelerated, contributing for the appearance or the progression of cardiovascular disease, such as high blood pressure, dyslipidemia, smoking and diabetes. Endothelin-1 (ET-1) is the most abundant and important endothelin produced by vascular cells...
April 14, 2017: Current Hypertension Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413964/sex-genetic-interaction-in-the-risk-for-cerebrovascular-disease
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Donatella Pastore, Francesca Pacifici, Barbara Capuani, Raffaele Palmirotta, Chuanhui Dong, Andrea Coppola, Pasquale Abete, Mario Roselli, Paolo Sbraccia, Fiorella Guadagni, Davide Lauro, Tatjana Rundek, David Della-Morte
Cerebrovascular disease (CeVD) is one of the major cause of death and a leading cause of disability worldwide. CeVD is a complex and multifactorial disease caused by the interaction of environment and genetic factors. Women have lower CeVD incidence than men until an advanced age, when the incidence of CeVD rises dramatically in women. Therefore, sex has been validated as an important risk factor in the etiology of CeVD, especially ischemic stroke. Although the importance of sex steroids have been heavily studied in the mechanism of neuronal injury, the experimental and clinical data suggest that hormones do not fully account for male versus female CeVD patterns...
April 17, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412863/oxidized-lipoprotein-lipids-and-atherosclerosis
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Markku Ahotupa
Plasma lipoproteins contain variable amounts of lipid oxidation products (LOP), which are known to impair normal physiological functions and stimulate atherosclerotic processes. Recent evidence indicate that plasma lipoproteins are active carriers of LOP, LDL directing transport towards peripheral tissues, and HDL being active in the reverse transport. It has been proposed that the lipoprotein -specific transport of LOP could play a role in atherosclerosis -related effects of LDL and HDL. This article gives an overview of the present knowledge of lipoprotein LOP transport and its association with the risk of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular diseases (CVD)...
April 17, 2017: Free Radical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411243/potent-vasoconstrictor-kisspeptin-10-induces-atherosclerotic-plaque-progression-and-instability-reversal-by-its-receptor-gpr54-antagonist
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Kengo Sato, Remina Shirai, Mina Hontani, Rina Shinooka, Akinori Hasegawa, Tomoki Kichise, Tomoyuki Yamashita, Hayami Yoshizawa, Rena Watanabe, Taka-Aki Matsuyama, Hatsue Ishibashi-Ueda, Shinji Koba, Youichi Kobayashi, Tsutomu Hirano, Takuya Watanabe
BACKGROUND: Kisspeptin-10 (KP-10), a potent vasoconstrictor and inhibitor of angiogenesis, and its receptor, GPR54, have currently received much attention in relation to pre-eclampsia. However, it still remains unknown whether KP-10 could affect atherogenesis. METHODS AND RESULTS: We evaluated the effects of KP-10 on human umbilical vein endothelial cells, human monocyte-derived macrophages, human aortic smooth muscle cells in vitro, and atherosclerotic lesions in apolipoprotein E-deficient (ApoE(-/-)) mice in vivo...
April 14, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411027/%C3%AE-caryophyllene-reduces-atherogenic-index-and-coronary-risk-index-in-hypercholesterolemic-rats-the-involvement-of-cardiac-oxidative-damage
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Matheus D Baldissera, Carine F Souza, Thirssa H Grando, Lenita M Stefani, Silvia G Monteiro
Hypercholesterolemia and cardiac oxidative damage have been implicated in the pathophysiology of atherosclerosis. In earlier studies, treatment using natural phytocannabinoid β-caryophyllene caused a hypolipemic effect, as well as ameliorated hepatic oxidative damage. In this regard, the present study aimed to investigate whether β-caryophyllene treatment was able to protect the cardiac tissue against hypercholesterolemic atherosclerosis, and to investigate the involvement of antioxidant mechanisms in this effect using a model of hypercholesterolemia induced by Triton WR-1339...
April 12, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409825/targeting-inflammation-to-reduce-cardiovascular-disease-risk-a-realistic-clinical-prospect
#17
REVIEW
Paul Welsh, Gianluca Grassia, Shani Botha, Naveed Sattar, Pasquale Maffia
Data from basic science experiments is overwhelmingly supportive of the causal role of immune-inflammatory response(s) at the core of atherosclerosis, and therefore the theoretical potential to manipulate the inflammatory response to prevent cardiovascular events. However, extrapolation to humans requires care and we still lack definitive evidence to show that interfering in immune-inflammatory processes may safely lessen clinical atherosclerosis. In this review, we discuss key therapeutic targets in the treatment of vascular inflammation, placing basic research in to a wider clinical perspective, as well as identifying outstanding questions...
April 13, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408313/preventing-cardiovascular-heart-disease-promising-nutraceutical-and-non-nutraceutical-treatments-for-cholesterol-management
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REVIEW
T P Johnston, T A Korolenko, M Pirro, A Sahebkar
Hypercholesterolemia is one of the major risk factors for the development of cardiovascular disease. Atherosclerosis resulting from hypercholesterolemia causes many serious cardiovascular diseases. Statins are generally accepted as a treatment of choice for lowering low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, which reduces coronary heart disease morbidity and mortality. Since statin use can be associated with muscle problems and other adverse symptoms, non-adherence and discontinuation of statin therapy often leads to inadequate control of plasma cholesterol levels and increased cardiovascular risk...
April 10, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407763/klotho-ameliorates-oxidized-low-density-lipoprotein-ox-ldl-induced-oxidative-stress-via-regulating-lox-1-and-pi3k-akt-enos-pathways
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Yansheng Yao, Yanbing Wang, Yibo Zhang, Chang Liu
BACKGROUND: Atherosclerosis is a common cardiovascular disease that causes myocardial infarction, heart failure, and stroke. Increased oxidized low density lipoprotein (ox-LDL) in the sub-endothelium is the characteristic origin of atherogenesis. Klotho, an anti-aging protein, has been reported to protect against atherosclerosis and ameliorate endothelial dysfunction in vivo. The aim of this study is to investigatethe anti-oxidative activity of Klothoin ox-LDL-treated human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs)...
April 13, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406431/prevention-of-oxidized-low-density-lipoprotein-induced-endothelial-cell-injury-by-da-plga-peg-crgd-nanoparticles-combined-with-ultrasound
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Zhaojun Li, Hui Huang, Lili Huang, Lianfang Du, Ying Sun, Yourong Duan
In general, atherosclerosis is considered to be a form of chronic inflammation. Dexamethasone has anti-inflammatory effects in atherosclerosis, but it was not considered for long-term administration on account of a poor pharmacokinetic profile and adverse side effects. Nanoparticles in which drugs can be dissolved, encapsulated, entrapped or chemically attached to the particle surface have abilities to incorporate dexamethasone and to be used as controlled or targeted drug delivery system. Long circulatory polymeric nanoparticles present as an assisting approach for controlled and targeted release of the encapsulated drug at the atherosclerotic site...
April 13, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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