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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533261/the-superoxide-dismutase-mimetic-tempol-does-not-alleviate-glucocorticoid-mediated-rarefaction-of-rat-skeletal-muscle-capillaries
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Erin R Mandel, Emily C Dunford, Ghoncheh Abdifarkosh, Patrick C Turnbull, Christopher G R Perry, Michael C Riddell, Tara L Haas
Sustained elevations in circulating glucocorticoids elicit reductions in skeletal muscle microvascular content, but little is known of the underlying mechanisms. We hypothesized that glucocorticoid-induced oxidative stress contributes to this phenomenon. In rats that were implanted with corticosterone (CORT) or control pellets, CORT caused a significant decrease in muscle glutathione levels and a corresponding increase in protein carbonylation, an irreversible oxidative modification of proteins. Decreased endothelial nitric oxide synthase and increased endothelin-1 mRNA levels were detected after 9 days of CORT, and blood flow to glycolytic muscles was diminished...
May 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531898/plasma-et-1-concentrations-are-elevated-in-patients-with-hypertension-meta-analysis-of-clinical-studies
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Mei Xu, Yong-Ping Lu, Ahmed Abdallah Hasan, Berthold Hocher
BACKGROUND/AIMS: A recent study revealed that global overexpression of ET-1 causes a slight reduction in systemic blood pressure. Moreover, heterozygous ET-1 knockout mice are hypertensive. The role of ET-1 in human hypertension was so far not addressed by a strict meta-analysis of published human clinical studies. METHODS: We included studies published between January 1, 1990 and February 28, 2017. We included case control studies analyzing untreated essential hypertension or hypertensive patients where antihypertensive medication was discontinued for at least two weeks...
May 26, 2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526859/evaluation-of-arteriolar-smooth-muscle-cell-function-in-an-ex-vivo-microvascular-network-model
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Jessica M Motherwell, Mohammad S Azimi, Kristine Spicer, Natascha G Alves, Nicholas A Hodges, Jerome W Breslin, Prasad V G Katakam, Walter L Murfee
An emerging challenge in tissue engineering biomimetic models is recapitulating the physiological complexity associated with real tissues. Recently, our laboratory introduced the rat mesentery culture model as an ex vivo experimental platform for investigating the multi-cellular dynamics involved in angiogenesis within an intact microvascular network using time-lapse imaging. A critical question remains whether the vessels maintain their functionality. The objective of this study was to determine whether vascular smooth muscle cells in cultured microvascular networks maintain the ability to constrict...
May 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524914/bioavailability-of-the-ferulic-acid-derived-phenolic-compounds-of-a-rice-bran-enzymatic-extract-and-their-activity-against-superoxide-production
#4
Cristina Perez-Ternero, Alba Macià, Maria Alvarez de Sotomayor, Juan Parrado, Maria-Jose Motilva, Maria-Dolores Herrera
Rice bran is an exceptional source of such antioxidant molecules as γ-oryzanol and ferulic acid, but their bioavailability and metabolism within this matrix remain unknown. The aims of this work were to describe the oral bioavailability and metabolic pathways of the ferulic acid-derived phenolic compounds contained in a rice bran enzymatic extract (RBEE), and to determine its effect on NADPH oxidase activity. Wistar rats were administered with RBEE and sacrificed at different times over a period of 24 h to obtain plasma...
May 19, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515175/role-for-reactive-oxygen-species-in-flow-stimulated-inner-medullary-collecting-duct-endothelin-1-production
#5
Will Wheatley, Donald E Kohan
Inner medullary collecting duct (IMCD)-derived endothelin-1 (ET-1) is stimulated by volume expansion, in part through augmented luminal flow, whereupon it can elicit natriuresis and diuresis. Since flow can alter nitric oxide (NO) and reactive oxygen species (ROS), both of which can affect collecting duct salt transport, we asked whether NO and/or ROS mediate flow-stimulated IMCD ET-1. Mouse IMCD3 cells were exposed to flow and ET-1/GAPDH mRNA assessed. A shear stress of 10 dyne/cm2 for 1 hr increased ET-1 mRNA by 4-fold compared to no flow (ET-1 flow response)...
May 17, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515172/cross-sex-transplantation-alters-gene-expression-and-enhances-inflammatory-response-in-the-transplanted-kidneys
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Lei Wang, Jiangping Song, Shaohui Wang, Jacentha Buggs, Rongjun Chen, Jie Zhang, Liqing Wang, Song Rong, Wenbin Li, Jin Wei, Ruisheng Liu
Kidney transplantation (KTX) is a life-saving procedure for patients with end-stage renal disease. Expression levels of many genes in kidney vary between males and females which may play an essential role in the sex differences in graft function. However, whether these differences are affected after cross-sex-KTX is unknown. In the present study, we assessed post-operative changes in genotype, function and inflammatory responses of the grafts in same-sex and cross-sex-KTX. Single kidney transplants were performed between same and different sex C57BL/6 mice paired into 4 combination groups: female donor/female recipient (F/F); male donor/male recipient (M/M); female donor/male recipient (F/M); and male donor/female recipient (M/F)...
May 17, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514291/role-of-microrna-130a-in-the-pathogeneses-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-hypopnea-syndrome-associated-pulmonary-hypertension-by-targeting-the-gax-gene
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Zhe An, Dan Wang, Guang Yang, Wen-Qi Zhang, Jin Ren, Jin-Ling Fu
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to elucidate the role of microRNA-130a (miR-130a) in obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS)-associated pulmonary hypertension (PHT) by targeting the growth arrest-specific homeobox (GAX) gene. METHODS: A total of 108 patients with OSAHS-associated PHT were recruited as the OSAHS-associated PHT group and 110 healthy individuals were randomly selected as the normal control group. Human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) were selected and divided into the control, miR-130a mimic, mimic negative control (NC), miR-130a inhibitor, and inhibitor-NC groups...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508833/radiation-induced-non-targeted-effect-in-vivo-evaluation-of-cyclooygenase-2-and-endothelin-1-gene-expression-in-rat-heart-tissues
#8
Reza Fardid, Masoud Najafi, Ashkan Salajegheh, Elahe Kazemi, Abolhasan Rezaeyan
AIM: In this study, we investigated expression levels of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) and endothelin-1 (ET-1) genes after pelvis and heart irradiation in a rat model. These factors are involved in heart diseases (HDs). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We used seven groups, including two groups of pelvic irradiation, two groups of whole body irradiation, two groups of heart irradiation, and one control nonirradiated group. Pelvis irradiations were conducted at a 2 cm × 2 cm in the pelvis area...
January 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500979/ultra-sensitive-and-selective-quantification-of-endothelin-1-in-human-plasma-using-ultra-performance-liquid-chromatography-coupled-to-tandem-mass-spectrometry
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Yosuke Suzuki, Lukas Witt, Walter Mier, Gerd Mikus, Christoph Markert, Walter E Haefeli, Jürgen Burhenne
Endothelin-1 (ET-1) is a potent endogenous vasoconstrictor peptide and the plasma concentrations are commonly quantified by immunoassays such as enzyme-linked immuno-sorbent assays (ELISA) with the disadvantage of possible cross-reactivity with closely related endothelin derivatives. The aim of this study was to develop and validate an ultra-sensitive and selective assay for the quantification of ET-1 in human plasma, using ultra-performance liquid chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry (UPLC-MS/MS) after solid phase extraction...
April 29, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500309/resveratrol-inhibits-release-of-soluble-fms-like-tyrosine-kinase-sflt-1-and-soluble-endoglin-and-improves-vascular-dysfunction-implications-as-a-preeclampsia-treatment
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Natalie J Hannan, Fiona C Brownfoot, Ping Cannon, Minh Deo, Sally Beard, Tuong V Nguyen, Kirsten R Palmer, Stephen Tong, Tu'uhevaha J Kaitu'u-Lino
Preeclampsia is a disease of pregnancy associated with placental oxidative stress, inflammation and elevated release of anti-angiogenic factors sFlt-1 and soluble endoglin. These placental factors cause generalized maternal endothelial dysfunction. There are no treatments to halt disease progression; delivery is the only cure. Resveratrol modulates pathways involved in inflammation and oxidative stress and may offer a potential therapeutic for preeclampsia. Resveratrol reduced sFlt-1, sFlt-1 e15a and soluble endoglin secretion from primary trophoblasts and HUVECs and reduced mRNA expression of pro-inflammatory molecules NFκB, IL-6 and IL-1β in trophoblasts...
May 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494100/paracrine-regulation-of-melanogenesis
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REVIEW
X H Yuan, Z H Jin
Melanocytes are generally characterized by the basic ability of melanin synthesis and transfer to adjacent keratinocytes to constitute individual skin phenotype and provide epidermal protection from various stimuli, such as ultraviolet (UV) irradiation, through a complex process called melanogenesis, which can be regulated by autocrine or paracrine factors. Recent evidences have revealed the paracrine effects of keratinocytes on melanogenesis by secreting cytokines, including alpha-melanocyte stimulating hormone (α-MSH) and endothelin-1...
May 11, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493075/microrna-1-acts-as-a-tumor-suppressor-microrna-by-inhibiting-angiogenesis-related-growth-factors-in-human-gastric-cancer
#12
Meng Xie, Dafydd Alwyn Dart, Ting Guo, Xiao-Fang Xing, Xiao-Jing Cheng, Hong Du, Wen G Jiang, Xian-Zi Wen, Jia-Fu Ji
BACKGROUND: We recently reported that miR-1 was one of the most significantly downregulated microRNAs in gastric cancer (GC) patients from The Cancer Genome Atlas microRNA sequencing data. Here we aim to elucidate the role of miR-1 in gastric carcinogenesis. METHODS: We measured miR-1 expression in human GC cell lines and 90 paired primary GC samples, and analyzed the association of its status with clinicopathological features. The effect of miR-1 on GC cells was evaluated by proliferation and migration assay...
May 10, 2017: Gastric Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492915/sildenafil-treatment-in-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-targeted-metabolomic-profiling-in-the-relax-trial
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Hanghang Wang, Kevin Anstrom, Olga Ilkayeva, Michael J Muehlbauer, James R Bain, Steven McNulty, Christopher B Newgard, William E Kraus, Adrian Hernandez, G Michael Felker, Margaret Redfield, Svati H Shah
Importance: Phosphodiesterase-5 inhibition with sildenafil compared with a placebo had no effect on the exercise capacity or clinical status of patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) in the PhosphodiesteRasE-5 Inhibition to Improve Clinical Status and Exercise Capacity in Diastolic Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction (RELAX) clinical trial. Metabolic impairments may explain the neutral results. Objective: To test the hypothesis that profiling metabolites in the RELAX trial would clarify the mechanisms of sildenafil effects and identify metabolites associated with clinical outcomes in HFpEF...
May 10, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491088/novel-biomarkers-for-cardiovascular-risk-prediction
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REVIEW
Juan Wang, Guo-Juan Tan, Li-Na Han, Yong-Yi Bai, Miao He, Hong-Bin Liu
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death and disability worldwide. The primary prevention of CVD is dependent upon the ability to identify high-risk individuals long before the development of overt events. This highlights the need for accurate risk stratification. An increasing number of novel biomarkers have been identified to predict cardiovascular events. Biomarkers play a critical role in the definition, prognostication, and decision-making regarding the management of cardiovascular events...
February 2017: Journal of Geriatric Cardiology: JGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487985/gardenia-jasminoides-has-therapeutic-effects-on-l%C3%A2-nna%C3%A2-induced-hypertension-in%C3%A2-vivo
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Shaocheng Chen, Peng Sun, Xin Zhao, Ruokun Yi, Jun Qian, Yanhong Shi, Rui Wang
Gardenia jasminoides is a plant that has been used in traditional Chinese medicine. It has four key active components (genipin gentiobioside, geniposide, crocin 1 and crocin 2). The aim of the present study was to determine the anti‑hypertension effects of Gardenia jasminoidesin vivo. The chemical composition of Gardenia jasminoides was determined using liquid chromatography. The anti‑hypertensive effects of Gardenia jasminoides were determined by a L‑NG‑nitroarginine (L‑NNA)‑induced hypertension animal model...
June 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487838/impact-of-high-serum-immunoglobulin-e-levels-on-the-risk-of-atherosclerosis-in-humans
#16
Derya Unal, Aslı Gelincik, Ali Elitok, Semra Demir, Müge Olgac, Raif Coskun, Mehmet Kocaaga, Bahattin Colakoglu, Suna Buyukozturk
BACKGROUND: Epidemiological studies show that immunoglobulin E (IgE) levels were higher in subjects with acute coronary events. However, it is unknown if the increased IgE level is a marker of future coronary incidents and whether it may be regarded as a risk factor of an ischemic heart disease. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to investigate the relationship between IgE levels and some atherosclerotic markers in patients without known atherosclerotic disease. METHODS: Fifty patients (mean age, 40...
April 2017: Asia Pacific Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487390/activation-of-the-amino-acid-response-pathway-blunts-the-effects-of-cardiac-stress
#17
Pu Qin, Pelin Arabacilar, Roberta E Bernard, Weike Bao, Alan R Olzinski, Yuanjun Guo, Hind Lal, Stephen H Eisennagel, Michael C Platchek, Wensheng Xie, Julius Del Rosario, Mohamad Nayal, Quinn Lu, Theresa Roethke, Christine G Schnackenberg, Fe Wright, Michael P Quaile, Wendy S Halsey, Ashley M Hughes, Ganesh M Sathe, George P Livi, Robert B Kirkpatrick, Xiaoyan A Qu, Deepak K Rajpal, Maria Faelth Savitski, Marcus Bantscheff, Gerard Joberty, Giovanna Bergamini, Thomas L Force, Gregory J Gatto, Erding Hu, Robert N Willette
BACKGROUND: The amino acid response (AAR) is an evolutionarily conserved protective mechanism activated by amino acid deficiency through a key kinase, general control nonderepressible 2. In addition to mobilizing amino acids, the AAR broadly affects gene and protein expression in a variety of pathways and elicits antifibrotic, autophagic, and anti-inflammatory activities. However, little is known regarding its role in cardiac stress. Our aim was to investigate the effects of halofuginone, a prolyl-tRNA synthetase inhibitor, on the AAR pathway in cardiac fibroblasts, cardiomyocytes, and in mouse models of cardiac stress and failure...
May 9, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485425/antithrombotic-effect-and-mechanism-of-rubus-spp-blackberry
#18
Pingyao Xie, Yong Zhang, Xuebiao Wang, Jinfeng Wei, Wenyi Kang
The compounds of Rubus spp. Blackberry (RSB) were isolated and identified by a bioassay-guided method, and their antithrombotic effects and mechanism were investigated with the acute blood stasis rat model. The RSB extract was evaluated by activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT), thrombin time (TT), prothrombin time (PT), and fibrinogen (FIB) assays in vitro. Results indicated that RSB extract exhibited anticoagulant activity. In addition to compounds 1 and 6, the other compounds also exhibited anticoagulant activity in vitro...
May 24, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484848/microrna-27a-b-mediates-endothelin-1-induced-ppar%C3%AE-reduction-and-proliferation-of-pulmonary-artery-smooth-muscle-cells
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Xinming Xie, Shaojun Li, Yanting Zhu, Lu Liu, Yilin Pan, Jian Wang, Wenhua Shi, Yang Song, Lan Yang, Li Gao, Weijin Zang, Manxiang Li
The down-regulation of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ (PPARγ) expression has been found to correlate with the proliferation of pulmonary artery smooth muscle cells (PASMC), pulmonary vascular remodeling and pulmonary hypertension, while the molecular mechanisms underlying PPARγ reduction in PASMC remain largely unclear. The aim of the current study is to address this issue. Endothelin-1 (ET-1) dose- and time-dependently resulted in PPARγ reduction and proliferation of primary cultured rat PASMC, which was accompanied by the activation of nuclear factor-kappaB (NF-κB) and subsequent induction of microRNA-27a/b (miR-27a/b) expression...
May 8, 2017: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484527/effect-of-radiation-on-brain-tissue-endothelin-1-level-and-tumor-development
#20
Metin Kaplan, Ahmet Kılınç, Sait Ozturk, Nevin Ilhan, Simay Gurocak, Murat Gonen
BACKGROUND: Radiotherapy causes injury in the endothelial cells of blood vessels and the production of vasoactive amines such as endothelin-1 (ET-1). ET-1 is an important peptide in cancer development. In this study, the effects of radiation on brain tissue ET-1 level were evaluated. Is it possible to suggest a mechanism using ET-1 level in the production of this adverse effect? In this paper, the relationship between the development of brain tumors and the ET-1 level has been discussed...
April 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
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