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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677687/endothelial-dysfunction-as-a-long-term-effect-of-late-onset-hypertensive-pregnancy-disorders-high-bmi-is-key
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L J Alma, C J M De Groot, R X De Menezes, W Hermes, P L Hordijk, I Kovačević
OBJECTIVE: Hypertensive disorders during pregnancy increase cardiovascular risk later in life by 2 to 9-fold. Endothelial activation is one of the underlying mechanisms of cardiovascular risk. Therefore, we decided to investigate endothelial activation in primiparous women, 2.5 years after a hypertensive pregnancy disorder. STUDY DESIGN: Plasma samples were taken from women 2.5 years after gestational hypertension (GH) or late onset preeclampsia (cases) and from women 2...
April 12, 2018: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677629/effects-of-gastric-bypass-surgery-followed-by-supervised-physical-training-on-inflammation-and-endothelial-function-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#2
Charlotte Røn Stolberg, Lene Hymøller Mundbjerg, Peter Funch-Jensen, Bibi Gram, Else-Marie Bladbjerg, Claus Bogh Juhl
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Obesity and physical inactivity are both associated with low-grade inflammation and endothelial dysfunction. Bariatric surgery improves markers of inflammation and endothelial function, but it is unknown if physical training after bariatric surgery can improve these markers even further. Therefore, we aimed to investigate the effects of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) followed by physical training on markers of low-grade inflammation and endothelial function. METHODS: Sixty patients approved for RYGB underwent examinations pre-surgery, 6, 12, and 24 months post-surgery...
April 6, 2018: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677618/altered-serum-levels-of-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-in-first-episode-drug-na%C3%A3-ve-and-chronic-medicated-schizophrenia
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Fei Ye, Qiongqiong Zhan, Wenhuan Xiao, Xiaowei Tang, Jin Li, Hui Dong, Weiwei Sha, Xiaobin Zhang
There is much evidence of a relationship between alterations in the brain's regional cellular energy metabolism and blood flow in schizophrenic. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) plays a role in the pathogenesis of neuropsychiatric illnesses. So, we compared serum VEGF levels in drug-naïve first-episode psychotic (FEP) and chronically medicated schizophrenic to examine if a correlation existed between VEGF and psychopathological symptoms. The serum VEGF levels were assessed in 46 FEP patients, 47 chronic medicated patients and 50 healthy controls...
April 11, 2018: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677517/gpr68-senses-flow-and-is-essential-for-vascular-physiology
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Jie Xu, Jayanti Mathur, Emilie Vessières, Scott Hammack, Keiko Nonomura, Julie Favre, Linda Grimaud, Matt Petrus, Allain Francisco, Jingyuan Li, Van Lee, Fu-Li Xiang, James K Mainquist, Stuart M Cahalan, Anthony P Orth, John R Walker, Shang Ma, Viktor Lukacs, Laura Bordone, Michael Bandell, Bryan Laffitte, Yan Xu, Shu Chien, Daniel Henrion, Ardem Patapoutian
Mechanotransduction plays a crucial role in vascular biology. One example of this is the local regulation of vascular resistance via flow-mediated dilation (FMD). Impairment of this process is a hallmark of endothelial dysfunction and a precursor to a wide array of vascular diseases, such as hypertension and atherosclerosis. Yet the molecules responsible for sensing flow (shear stress) within endothelial cells remain largely unknown. We designed a 384-well screening system that applies shear stress on cultured cells...
April 19, 2018: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677505/a-mechanosensitive-gpcr-that-detects-the-bloody-force
#5
Adam J Iliff, X Z Shawn Xu
Mechanoreceptors mediate a wide variety of physiological processes, such as hearing, touch, proprioception, and blood flow regulation. It is generally believed that mechanoreceptors are force-gated ion channels. Now, Xu et al. uncover a GPCR that is activated by shear force in endothelial cells of blood vessels.
April 19, 2018: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677483/design-synthesis-and-biological-evaluation-of-pyrimidine-based-derivatives-as-vegfr-2-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors
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Wuji Sun, Shengquan Hu, Shubiao Fang, Hong Yan
Vascular endothelial growth factor receptor-2 (VEGFR-2) plays a crucial role in tumor angiogenesis, and inhibition of the VEGFR-2 signaling pathway has already become an attractive approach for cancer therapy. In this study, a novel pyrimidine-based derivative 7j was designed as lead compound, and three series of potent VEGFR-2 inhibitors were synthesized and biologically evaluated against A549 and HepG2 cell lines. Compounds 7d, 9s and 13n exhibited superior inhibitory activities against A549 cell with IC50 ranged from 9...
April 13, 2018: Bioorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677376/endothelial-protein-c-targeting-liposomes-show-enhanced-uptake-and-improved-therapeutic-efficacy-in-human-retinal-endothelial-cells
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Anthoula Arta, Anne Z Eriksen, Fredrik Melander, Paul Kempen, Michael Larsen, Thomas L Andresen, Andrew J Urquhart
Purpose: To determine whether human retinal endothelial cells (HRECs) express the endothelial cell protein C receptor (EPCR) and to realize its potential as a targeting moiety by developing novel single and dual corticosteroid-loaded functionalized liposomes that exhibit both enhanced uptake by HRECs and superior biologic activity compared to nontargeting liposomes and free drug. Methods: EPCR expression of HRECs was investigated through flow cytometry and Western blot assays...
April 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677368/in-vivo-characterization-of-spontaneous-retinal-neovascularization-in-the-mouse-eye-by-multifunctional-optical-coherence-tomography
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Marco Augustin, Matthias Wechdorn, Ulrike Pfeiffenberger, Tanja Himmel, Stanislava Fialová, René M Werkmeister, Christoph K Hitzenberger, Martin Glösmann, Bernhard Baumann
Purpose: To investigate the early development of spontaneous retinal neovascularization in the murine retina by a multifunctional optical coherence tomography approach. To characterize involved tissue changes in vivo and describe structural and functional changes over time. Methods: A multifunctional optical coherence tomography (OCT) system providing 3-fold contrast comprising reflectivity, polarization sensitivity, and OCT angiography (OCTA) was utilized to image very-low-density lipoprotein receptor (VLDLR) knockout mice...
April 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677366/the-absence-of-indoleamine-2-3-dioxygenase-inhibits-retinal-capillary-degeneration-in-diabetic-mice
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Rooban B Nahomi, Sruthi Sampathkumar, Angela M Myers, Lynda Elghazi, Dawn G Smith, Jie Tang, C Allen Lee, Timothy S Kern, Ram H Nagaraj, Patrice E Fort
Purpose: Loss of retinal capillary endothelial cells and pericytes through apoptosis is an early event in diabetic retinopathy (DR). Inflammatory pathways play a role in early DR, yet the biochemical mechanisms are poorly understood. In this study, we investigated the role of indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO), an inflammatory cytokine-inducible enzyme, on retinal endothelial apoptosis and capillary degeneration in the diabetic retina. Methods: IDO was detected in human and mouse retinas by immunohistochemistry or Western blotting...
April 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677349/repeat-associated-non-atg-ran-translation-in-fuchs-endothelial-corneal-dystrophy
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Elisabetta Soragni, Lina Petrosyan, Tommy A Rinkoski, Eric D Wieben, Keith H Baratz, Michael P Fautsch, Joel M Gottesfeld
Purpose: The strongest genetic association with Fuchs' endothelial corneal dystrophy (FECD) is the presence of an intronic (CTG·CAG)n trinucleotide repeat (TNR) expansion in the transcription factor 4 (TCF4) gene. Repeat-associated non-ATG (RAN) translation, an unconventional protein translation mechanism that does not require an initiating ATG, has been described in many TNR expansion diseases, including myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1). Given the similarities between DM1 and FECD, we wished to determine whether RAN translation occurs in FECD...
April 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677344/interaction-between-pilocarpine-and-ripasudil-on-intraocular-pressure-pupil-diameter-and-the-aqueous-outflow-pathway
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Reiko Yamagishi-Kimura, Megumi Honjo, Takashi Komizo, Takashi Ono, Akiko Yagi, Jinhee Lee, Kazunori Miyata, Tomokazu Fujimoto, Toshihiro Inoue, Hidenobu Tanihara, Junko Nishida, Takatoshi Uchida, Yuka Araki, Makoto Aihara
Purpose: To explore interactions between pilocarpine and the ROCK inhibitor, ripasudil, on IOP and pupil diameter in human eyes, and morphological and functional changes in outflow tissues in vitro. Methods: IOP and pupil diameter were measured after pilocarpine and/or ripasudil, which were topically applied in healthy subjects. Human trabecular meshwork (HTM) cells were used in a gel contraction assay, for the evaluation of phosphorylation of myosin light chain and cofilin, and immunostaining for cytoskeletal proteins...
April 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677206/synergistic-interaction-between-a-pde5-inhibitor-sildenafil-and-a-new-adenosine-a2a-receptor-agonist-lassbio-1359-improves-pulmonary-hypertension-in-rats
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Allan K Alencar, Fábio I Carvalho, Ananssa M Silva, Sabrina T Martinez, Jorge A Calasans-Maia, Carlos M Fraga, Eliezer J Barreiro, Gisele Zapata-Sudo, Roberto T Sudo
INTRODUCTION: Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is characterized by enhanced pulmonary vascular resistance, which causes right ventricle (RV) pressure overload and results in right sided heart failure and death. This work investigated the effectiveness of a combined therapy with PDE5 inhibitor (PDE5i) and a new adenosine A2A receptor (A2AR) agonist in mitigating monocrotaline (MCT) induced PH in rats. METHODS: An in vitro isobolographic analysis was performed to identify possible synergistic relaxation effect between sildenafil and LASSBio 1359 in rat pulmonary arteries (PAs)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677003/identification-of-a-novel-tcf4-isoform-in-the-human-corneal-endothelium
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Allen O Eghrari, Shivakumar Vasanth, Briana C Gapsis, Henry Bison, Ula Jurkunas, S Amer Riazuddin, John D Gottsch
PURPOSE: Alternative splice isoforms of TCF4, a gene implicated in Fuchs corneal dystrophy, have been identified in multiple human tissues outside of the eye. The aim of this study was to identify the transcriptional profile of TCF4 in the corneal endothelium. METHODS: We extracted RNA from the donor corneal endothelium and performed rapid amplification of cDNA ends. We tested the expression pattern of 1 newly identified isoform (7b) in a panel of cDNA derived from multiple human tissues and included cDNA from corneal endothelial (CE) and retinal pigment epithelial cell lines...
April 19, 2018: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676937/effect-of-magnesium-acetyltaurate-and-taurine-on-endothelin1-induced-retinal-nitrosative-stress-in-rats
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Natasha Najwa Nor Arfuzir, Renu Agarwal, Igor Iezhitsa, Puneet Agarwal, Sabrilhakim Sidek, Alexander Spasov, Alexander Ozerov, Nafeeza Mohd Ismail
PURPOSE: Retinal ganglion cell apoptosis in glaucoma is associated with elevated levels of endothelin-1 (ET1), a potent vasoconstrictor. ET1-induced retinal ischemia leads to altered expression of nitric oxide synthase (NOS) isoforms leading to increased formation of nitric oxide (NO) and retinal nitrosative stress. Since magnesium (Mg) is known to improve endothelial functions and reduce oxidative stress and taurine (TAU) possesses potent antioxidant properties, we investigated the protective effects of magnesium acetyltaurate (MgAT) against ET1-induced nitrosative stress and retinal damage in rats...
April 20, 2018: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676873/-bradykinin-and-cardiovascular-protection-role-of-perindopril-an-inhibitor-of-angiotensin-conversion-enzyme
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P Lancellotti, A Ancion, V D'Orio, O Gach, P Maréchal, J M Krzesinski
The endothelium plays a vital role as part of the cardiovascular continuum. Risk factors such as hypertension and dyslipidemia unbalance angiotensin II - bradykinin homeostasis, leading to endothelial dysfunction and changes in vascular structure that promote atherosclerosis and thrombosis. When dealing with risk factors, treatment should focus on the prevention and restoration of endothelial function. Not all cardiovascular drugs are able to reverse vascular and structural endothelial dysfunction. Increasing levels of bradykinin is an effect of the use of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE-Is), and also a fundamental part of their mode of action...
April 2018: Revue Médicale de Liège
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676814/potential-of-carnosine-a-histamine-precursor-in-rat-model-of-bilateral-common-carotid-artery-occlusion-induced-vascular-dementia
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Nidhi Tiwari, Pankaj Bhatia, Amit Kumar, Amteshwar S Jaggi, Nirmal Singh
The present study investigates the potential of Carnosine a histamine precursor, in rat model of bilateral common carotid artery occlusion (BCCAo) induced vascular dementia (VaD). Wistar rats were subjected to BCCAo procedure under anesthesia to induce VaD. The rats were subjected to Morris water-maze (MWM) test (6th day onwards post-surgery). MWM test was employed to assess learning and memory of the animals whereby ELT (escape latency time), TSTQ (time spent in target quadrant) and Path length (distance travelled) taken as important parameters...
April 20, 2018: Fundamental & Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676587/a-potential-role-for-exosomal-tctp-export-in-vascular-remodeling-in-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
#17
Elisabet Ferrer, Benjamin J Dunmore, Dhiya Hassan, Mark L Ormiston, Stephen Moore, John Deighton, Lu Long, Xu Dong Yang, Duncan J Stewart, Nicholas W Morrell
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is characterized by increased proliferation and resistance to apoptosis of pulmonary vascular cells. Increased expression of translationally controlled tumor protein (TCTP), a pro-survival and anti-apoptotic mediator, has recently been demonstrated in patients with hereditary PAH (HPAH) although its role in the pathobiology of PAH remains unclear. Silencing of TCTP in blood outgrowth endothelial cells (BOECs) isolated from control subjects led to significant changes in morphology, cytoskeletal organization, increased apoptosis and decreased directionality during migration...
April 20, 2018: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676320/unveiling-opacification-of-intraocular-lens-following-a-successful-penetrating-keratoplasty-for-extensively-scarred-cornea-due-to-microbial-keratitis-after-descemet-s-stripping-automated-endothelial-keratoplasty
#18
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676291/pancreatic-kininogenase-improves-erectile-function-in-streptozotocin-induced-type-2-diabetic-rats-with-erectile-dysfunction
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Guo-Tao Chen, Bai-Bing Yang, Jian-Huai Chen, Zheng Zhang, Lei-Lei Zhu, He-Song Jiang, Wen Yu, Yun Chen, Yu-Tian Dai
Erectile dysfunction (ED) associated with type 2 diabetes is a severe problem that requires effective treatment. Pancreatic kininogenase (PK) has the potential to improve the erectile function of ED patients. This study aims to investigate the effect of PK on erectile function in streptozotocin-induced type 2 diabetic ED rats. To achieve this goal, we divided male Sprague-Dawley rats into five groups. One group was not treated, and the other four groups were treated with saline, sildenafil, PK or sildenafil, and PK, respectively, for 4 weeks after the induction of type 2 diabetic ED...
April 20, 2018: Asian Journal of Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676140/-effect-of-shenqi-dihuang-decoction-on-inflammatory-factor-renal-function-and-microcirculation-in-patients-with-early-diabetic-nephropathy
#20
Ming-Rui Wang, Li-Hua Yu, Ting-Ting Wang, Ye-Mei Wang, Ming-Xiang Han
To study the effect of Shenqi Dihuang decoction on inflammatory factor, renal function and microcirculation in patients with early diabetic nephropathy. A total of 205 cases of patient with early diabetic nephropathy treated in our hospital from March 2014 to April 2016 were selected and divided into two groups according to the admitted order, with 103 cases in clinical group and 102 in control group. Patients in control group were treated with melbine and captopril, which may be adjusted according to the clinical symptom...
March 2018: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
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