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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804462/heat-acclimation-mediated-cross-tolerance-origins-in-within-life-epigenetics
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REVIEW
Michal Horowitz
The primary outcome of heat acclimation is increased thermotolerance, which stems from enhancement of innate cytoprotective pathways. These pathways produce "ON CALL" molecules that can combat stressors to which the body has never been exposed, via cross-tolerance mechanisms (heat acclimation-mediated cross-tolerance-HACT). The foundation of HACT lies in the sharing of generic stress signaling, combined with tissue/organ- specific protective responses. HACT becomes apparent when acclimatory homeostasis is achieved, lasts for several weeks, and has a memory...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804458/induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-attenuate-cigarette-smoke-induced-cardiac-remodeling-and-dysfunction
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Yingmin Liang, Xiang Li, Yuelin Zhang, Sze Chun Yeung, Zhe Zhen, Mary S M Ip, Hung Fat Tse, Qizhou Lian, Judith C W Mak
The strong relationship between cigarette smoking and cardiovascular disease (CVD) has been well-documented, but the mechanisms by which smoking increases CVD risk appear to be multifactorial and incompletely understood. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are regarded as an important candidate for cell-based therapy in CVD. We hypothesized that MSCs derived from induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC-MSCs) or bone marrow (BM-MSCs) might alleviate cigarette smoke (CS)-induced cardiac injury. This study aimed to investigate the effects of BM-MSCs or iPSC-MSCs on CS-induced changes in serum and cardiac lipid profiles, oxidative stress and inflammation as well as cardiac function in a rat model of passive smoking...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802789/cytochrome-c-in-patients-undergoing-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-a-post-hoc-analysis-of-a-randomized-trial
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Lars W Andersen, Xiaowen Liu, Sophia Montissol, Mathias J Holmberg, Bjørn K Fabian-Jessing, Michael W Donnino
PURPOSE: To establish whether plasma cytochrome c is detectable in patients undergoing cardiac surgery, whether cytochrome c levels are associated with lactate/inflammatory markers/cellular oxygen consumption, and whether cytochrome c levels are associated with clinical outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was an observational sub-study of a randomized trial comparing thiamine to placebo in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting. Patients had blood drawn before, after, and again 6h after surgery...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802734/adding-markers-of-organ-damage-to-risk-score-models-improves-cardiovascular-risk-assessment-prospective-analysis-of-a-large-cohort-of-adult-outpatients
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Giuliano Tocci, Ilaria Figliuzzi, Vivianne Presta, Nadia Attalla El Halabieh, Barbara Citoni, Roberta Coluccia, Allegra Battistoni, Andrea Ferrucci, Massimo Volpe
INTRODUCTION: Global cardiovascular (CV) risk stratification is recommended in all outpatients. Risk score charts, however, do not include markers of organ damage (OD). AIM: To evaluate the potential added value of including different markers of subclinical OD to US Framingham, European SCORE and Italian Cuore risk score calculators. METHODS: We prospectively evaluated adult outpatients, who underwent blood pressure (BP) assessment and global CV risk stratification...
July 25, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802508/prognostic-significance-of-left-ventricular-fibrosis-in-patients-with-congenital-bicuspid-aortic-valve
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Gentian Lluri, Pierangelo Renella, J Paul Finn, Gabriel Vorobiof, Jamil Aboulhosn, Arjun Deb
This study sought to evaluate the prognostic value of left ventricular (LV) fibrosis assessed by late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) of the myocardium during cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging in patients with bicuspid aortic valve (BAV), which is associated with early aortic valve fibrosis and calcification. To what degree the LV myocardial wall is affected by fibrosis and its prognostic value is currently unknown. This is a retrospective, single-center study evaluating all adult patients with BAV who had CMR and followed from March 2002 to March 2016...
July 14, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802159/increased-%C3%AE-catenin-accumulation-and-nuclear-translocation-are-associated-with-concentric-hypertrophy-in-cardiomyocytes
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Cheng-Yu Lee, Wei Wen Kuo, Rathinasamy Baskaran, Cecilia Hsuan Day, Pei Ying Pai, Chao Hung Lai, Yu-Feng Chen, Ray-Jade Chen, Viswanadha Vijaya Padma, Chih Yang Huang
Defective Wnt/β-Catenin signaling, activated under various pathological conditions, can result in cardiac and vascular abnormalities. In the present study, the possible role of β-catenin over expression during cardiac hypertrophy was investigated. Ten samples from hearts of human patients with acute infarction, and granulation tissue from 20 patients and 10 from normal ones were collected in order to investigate roles of β-catenin in cardiac hypertrophy. H9c2 cardiomyoblast cells and Wistar rat primary neonatal cardiomyocytes were overexpressed with β-catenin...
July 12, 2017: Cardiovascular Pathology: the Official Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801682/water-ingestion-decreases-cardiac-workload-time-dependent-in-healthy-adults-with-no-effect-of-gender
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Cathriona Rosemary Monnard, Erik Konrad Grasser
Ingestion of water entails a variety of cardiovascular responses. However, the precise effect remains elusive. We aimed to determine in healthy adults the effect of water on cardiac workload and to investigate potential gender differences. We pooled data from two controlled studies where blood pressure (BP) and heart rate (HR) were continuously recorded before and after the ingestion of 355 mL of tap water. Additionally, we calculated double product by multiplying systolic BP with HR and evaluated spectral parameters referring to vagal tone...
August 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801517/effect-of-densely-ionizing-radiation-on-cardiomyocyte-differentiation-from-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells
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Erdene Baljinnyam, Sundararajan Venkatesh, Richard Gordan, Satvik Mareedu, Jianyi Zhang, Lai-Hua Xie, Edouard I Azzam, Carolyn K Suzuki, Diego Fraidenraich
The process of human cardiac development can be faithfully recapitulated in a culture dish with human pluripotent stem cells, where the impact of environmental stressors can be evaluated. The consequences of ionizing radiation exposure on human cardiac differentiation are largely unknown. In this study, human-induced pluripotent stem cell cultures (hiPSCs) were subjected to an external beam of 3.7 MeV α-particles at low mean absorbed doses of 0.5, 3, and 10 cGy. Subsequently, the hiPSCs were differentiated into beating cardiac myocytes (hiPSC-CMs)...
August 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801077/myocardial-amyloid-quantification-with-look-locker-magnetic-resonance-sequence-in-cardiac-amyloidosis-diagnostic-accuracy-in-clinical-practice-and-histological-validation
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Eduardo Pozo, Jose M Castellano, Anubhav Kanwar, Rajiv Deochand, Mireia Castillo-Martin, Pablo Pazos-López, Carlos González-Lengua, Keren Osman, Matthew Cham, Carlos Cordon-Cardo, Jagat Narula, Valentin Fuster, Javier Sanz
BACKGROUND: Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) has demonstrated its utility in the non-invasive diagnosis of cardiac amyloidosis (CA). Our aim was to evaluate the ability of standard Look-Locker sequences to quantify amyloid deposition in CA. METHODS AND RESULTS: Consecutive patients referred for CMR for possible CA were retrospectively evaluated. Positive cardiac biopsy and/or typical pattern of late gadolinium enhancement were required for the diagnosis of CA. Post-contrast T1 values were obtained from Look-Locker sequences, and correlated with markers of severity of disease and major events...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800275/polyphenol-rich-fraction-of-parquetina-nigrescens-mitigates-dichlorvos-induced-cardiorenal-dysfunction-through-reduction-in-cardiac-nitrotyrosine-and-renal-p38-expressions-in-wistar-rats
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Ademola A Oyagbemi, Temidayo O Omobowale, Grace O Ochigbo, Ebunoluwa R Asenuga, Olufunke Eunice Ola-Davies, Temitayo O Ajibade, Adebowale B Saba, Adeolu A Adedapo
Parquetina nigrescens is commonly used to treat diseases in humans and animals in developing countries, including Nigeria. This study evaluates the effects of its polyphenol-rich fraction (prf) on dichlorvos-induced cardio- and renal toxicity. There were several factors assessed during this study, including cardiac and renal markers, serum myeloperoxidase and xanthine oxidase, and electrocardiograph (ECG) changes. The changes in electrocardiograph (ECG) were recorded. Immunohistochemistry of cardiac and renal p38 and nitrotyrosine was determined...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Dietary Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799580/risk-prediction-of-acute-kidney-injury-by-timp-2-%C3%A2-igfbp7
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M Kimmel, M Schanz, M D Alscher
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common syndrome with increased mortality, a heavy burden of illness and high cost. The Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) criteria for staging of AKI have been validated in large patient cohorts and classify AKI into three stages. In order to achieve prevention or early therapy, the focus of scientific interest is early detection and risk prediction of AKI. The combination of the two cell cycle arrest markers [TIMP-2]·[IGFBP7] in the urine shows good results in the risk prediction of AKI in different clinical settings (intensive care medicine, sepsis, cardiac surgery, emergency department)...
June 2017: Drugs of Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799249/opposing-effects-on-cardiac-function-by-calorie-restriction-in-different-aged-mice
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Yunlu Sheng, Shan Lv, Min Huang, Yifan Lv, Jing Yu, Juan Liu, Tingting Tang, Hanmei Qi, Wenjuan Di, Guoxian Ding
Calorie restriction (CR) increases average and maximum lifespan and exhibits an apparent beneficial impact on age-related diseases. Several studies have shown that CR initiated either in middle or old age could improve ischemic tolerance and rejuvenate the aging heart; however, the data are not uniform when initiated in young. The accurate time to initiate CR providing maximum benefits for cardiac remodeling and function during aging remains unclear. Thus, whether a similar degree of CR initiated in mice of different ages could exert a similar effect on myocardial protection was investigated in this study...
August 11, 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798077/cardiovascular-susceptibility-to-in-vivo-ischemic-myocardial-injury-in-male-and-female-rat-offspring-exposed-to-prenatal-hypoxia
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Amin Shah, Nobutoshi Matsumura, Anita Quon, Jude S Morton, Jason R B Dyck, Sandra T Davidge
Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) following prenatal hypoxia exposure leads to a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) in later life. Our aim was to evaluate cardiac susceptibility and its pathophysiological mechanisms following acute myocardial infarction (MI) in adult rat offspring exposed to prenatal hypoxia. Male and female rat offspring, which experienced normoxia (21% O2) or hypoxia (11% O2) in utero underwent sham or MI surgery at 12 weeks of age. Echocardiographic data revealed that both sexes had systolic dysfunction following MI surgery, independent of prenatal hypoxia...
September 1, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798025/novel-genetic-triggers-and-genotype-phenotype-correlations-in-patients-with-left-ventricular-noncompaction
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Karol Miszalski-Jamka, John L Jefferies, Wojciech Mazur, Jan Głowacki, Jianhong Hu, Monika Lazar, Richard A Gibbs, Jacek Liczko, Jan Kłyś, Eric Venner, Donna M Muzny, Jarosław Rycaj, Jacek Białkowski, Ewa Kluczewska, Zbigniew Kalarus, Shalini Jhangiani, Hussein Al-Khalidi, Tomasz Kukulski, James R Lupski, William J Craigen, Matthew N Bainbridge
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular noncompaction (LVNC) is a genetically and phenotypically heterogeneous disease and, although increasingly recognized in clinical practice, there is a lack of widely accepted diagnostic criteria. We sought to identify novel genetic causes of LVNC and describe genotype-phenotype correlations. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 190 patients from 174 families with left ventricular hypertrabeculation (LVHT) or LVNC were referred for cardiac magnetic resonance and whole-exome sequencing...
August 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797427/low-level-tragus-stimulation-for-the-treatment-of-ischemia-and-reperfusion-injury-in-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-a-proof-of-concept-study
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Lilei Yu, Bing Huang, Sunny S Po, Tuantuan Tan, Menglong Wang, Liping Zhou, Guannan Meng, Shenxu Yuan, Xiaoya Zhou, Xuefei Li, Zhuo Wang, Songyun Wang, Hong Jiang
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate whether low-level tragus stimulation (LL-TS) treatment could reduce myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). BACKGROUND: The authors' previous studies suggested that LL-TS could reduce the size of myocardial injury induced by ischemia. METHODS: Patients who presented with STEMI within 12 h of symptom onset, treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention, were randomized to the LL-TS group (n = 47) or the control group (with sham stimulation [n = 48])...
August 14, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797406/ct-detected-growth-of-coronary-artery%C3%A2-calcification-in-asymptomatic-middle-aged-subjects-and-association-with-15-biomarkers
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Søren Zöga Diederichsen, Mette Hjortdal Grønhøj, Hans Mickley, Oke Gerke, Flemming Hald Steffensen, Jess Lambrechtsen, Niels Peter Rønnow Sand, Lars Melholt Rasmussen, Michael Hecht Olsen, Axel Diederichsen
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to determine the incidence and progression of coronary artery calcification (CAC) in asymptomatic middle-aged subjects and to evaluate the value of a broad panel of biomarkers in the prediction of CAC growth. BACKGROUND: CAC continues to be a major risk factor, but the value of biochemical markers in predicting CAC incidence and progression remains unresolved. METHODS: At baseline, 1,227 men and women underwent traditional risk assessment and a computed tomography (CT) scan to determine the CAC score...
August 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797349/biomarker-based-risk-model-to-predict%C3%A2-cardiovascular-mortality-in-patients%C3%A2-with%C3%A2-stable%C3%A2-coronary%C3%A2-disease
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Daniel Lindholm, Johan Lindbäck, Paul W Armstrong, Andrzej Budaj, Christopher P Cannon, Christopher B Granger, Emil Hagström, Claes Held, Wolfgang Koenig, Ollie Östlund, Ralph A H Stewart, Joseph Soffer, Harvey D White, Robbert J de Winter, Philippe Gabriel Steg, Agneta Siegbahn, Marcus E Kleber, Alexander Dressel, Tanja B Grammer, Winfried März, Lars Wallentin
BACKGROUND: Currently, there is no generally accepted model to predict outcomes in stable coronary heart disease (CHD). OBJECTIVES: This study evaluated and compared the prognostic value of biomarkers and clinical variables to develop a biomarker-based prediction model in patients with stable CHD. METHODS: In a prospective, randomized trial cohort of 13,164 patients with stable CHD, we analyzed several candidate biomarkers and clinical variables and used multivariable Cox regression to develop a clinical prediction model based on the most important markers...
August 15, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796027/heart-fat-in-hiv-marker-or-mediator-of-risk
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Jonathan Buggey, Chris T Longenecker
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The review aims to summarize the literature describing the clinical impact of cardiac fat depots in patients with HIV infection. RECENT FINDINGS: People living with HIV (PLHIV) have accelerated rates of cardiovascular disease, and are prone to the development of ectopic fat deposition. Specifically, PLHIV have higher volumes of epicardial and intracardiac fat quantified by noninvasive imaging. Higher volumes of epicardial fat may be related to antiretroviral therapy duration and chronic inflammation, independently of other measures of body adiposity such as BMI...
August 8, 2017: Current Opinion in HIV and AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795648/human-embryonic-stem-cell-derived-cardiomyocytes-self-arrange-with-areas-of-different-subtypes-during-differentiation
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Maj Linea Vestergaard, Søren J Grubb, Karen Koefod Rasmussen, Zoe Anderson-Jenkins, Kristina Grunnet-Lauridsen, Kristine Calloe, Christian Clausen, Søren T Christensen, Kjeld Møllgård, Claus Yding Andersen
The derivation of functional cardiomyocytes (CMs) from human embryonic stem cells (hESC) represents a unique way of studying human cardiogenesis, including the development of CM subtypes. In this study, we investigated the development and organization of CMs derived from hESCs (hESC-CMs) and examined how the expression of CM subtypes correspond to human in vivo cardiogenesis. Beating clusters were used to determine cardiac differentiation, which was evaluated by the expression of cardiac genes GATA4 and TNNT2 and subcellular localization of GATA4 and NKX2...
August 10, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794400/tbx18-positive-cells-differentiated-from-murine-es-cells-serve-as-proepicardial-progenitors-to-give-rise-to-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells-and-fibroblasts
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Nobuhito Ikeda, Natsumi Nakazawa, Yasutaka Kurata, Hisako Yaura, Fikri Taufiq, Hiroyuki Minato, Akio Yoshida, Haruaki Ninomiya, Yuji Nakayama, Masanari Kuwabara, Yasuaki Shirayoshi, Ichiro Hisatome
Proepicardium (PE) cells generate cardiac fibroblasts, smooth muscle cells (SMCs) and endothelial cells that form coronary arteries. T-box18 (Tbx18) is a well-known marker of PE cells and epicardium. We examined whether Tbx18-positive cells differentiated from murine embryonic stem (ES) cells serve as PE progenitors to give rise to vascular SMCs and fibroblasts. To collect Tbx18-positive cells, we established Tbx18-EGFP knock-in mouse ES cells using the CRISPR/Cas9 system. We harvested the Tbx18-EGFP-positive cells on day 8, 10 and 14 after the initiation of differentiation; Tbx18 mRNA was enriched on day 8 to 14 and Snai2 mRNA was enriched on day 8 and 10, indicating successful collection of Tbx18-positive cells...
2017: Biomedical Research
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