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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783282/sustained-conduction-of-vasomotor-responses-in-rat-mesenteric-arteries-in-a-two-compartment-in-vitro-setup
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Teresa Palao, Angela van Weert, Anne de Leeuw, Judith de Vos, Erik N T P Bakker, Ed van Bavel
AIM: Conduction of vasomotor responses may contribute to long-term regulation of resistance artery function and structure. Most previous studies have addressed conduction of vasoactivity only during very brief stimulations. We developed a novel setup that allows the local pharmacological stimulation of arteries in vitro for extended periods of time, and studied the conduction of vasomotor responses in rat mesenteric arteries under those conditions. METHODS: The new in vitro set up was based on the pressure myograph...
May 21, 2018: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782355/inhibition-of-vascular-endothelial-cell-leak-following-escherichia-coli-attachment-in-an-experimental-model-of-sepsis
#2
Tony M McHale, Carolina D Garciarena, Robert P Fagan, Stephen G J Smith, Ignacio Martin-Loches, Gerard F Curley, Fidelma Fitzpatrick, Steve W Kerrigan
OBJECTIVES: The vascular endothelium is a major target of sepsis-induced events, and endothelial activation accounts for much of the pathology of sepsis. Urinary tract infections and pneumonia caused by Escherichia coli are among of the most common infections causing sepsis in both community and hospital settings. Currently, there are no approved drugs on the market to treat the underlying pathophysiology of sepsis. The aim of this study is to elucidate the molecular mechanism by which E...
May 18, 2018: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782277/-association-of-polymorphism-4a-4b-and-4b-4b-in-endothelial-nitric-oxide-synthase-gene-and-markers-of-endothelial-dysfunction-in-patients-with-chronic-heart-failure
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E A Polunina, L P Voronina, I V Sevostyanova, O S Polunina, D S Tarasochkina
AIM: To examine the association of polymorphism 4a/4b and 4b/4b in endothelial nitric oxide synthase gene (eNOS) with levels of natriuretic peptide type-C, endothelin-1 and vasoregulative endothelial function in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) depending on the ejection fraction of the left ventricle. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study has included 280 patients with CHF of ischemic etiology and 60 somatically healthy individuals. A comprehensive assessment of the markers of the vascular endothelium function was carried out for all patients (endothelial function coefficient, natriuretic peptide type-C, endothelin-1) in association of polymorphism 4a/4b and 4b/4b gene of eNOS...
2018: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782016/in-vivo-gene-transfer-to-the-rabbit-common-carotid-artery-endothelium
#4
Bradley K Wacker, Lianxiang Bi, David A Dichek
The goal of this method is to introduce a transgene into the endothelium of isolated segments of both rabbit common carotid arteries. The method achieves focal endothelial-selective transgenesis, thereby allowing an investigator to determine the biological roles of endothelial-expressed transgenes and to quantify the in vivo transcriptional activity of DNA sequences in large artery endothelial cells. The method uses surgical isolation of rabbit common carotid arteries and an arteriotomy to deliver a transgene-expressing viral vector into the arterial lumen...
May 6, 2018: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781929/femtosecond-laser-assisted-graft-preparation-for-descemet-membrane-endothelial-keratoplasty
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Hamish D McKee, Vishal Jhanji
PURPOSE: To describe a technique of using a femtosecond laser to assist with graft preparation for Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK). METHODS: A femtosecond laser was used to assist in graft preparation for 3 DMEK procedures. The donor cornea is mounted on a proprietary artificial anterior chamber. A partial thickness deep circular cut is made with the femtosecond laser through the endothelium, Descemet membrane, and posterior stroma. Graft preparation is then completed without the use of a corneal trephine...
May 16, 2018: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781122/protective-effects-of-endothelial-progenitor-cell-derived-extracellular-mitochondria-in-brain-endothelium
#6
Kazuhide Hayakawa, Su Jing Chan, Emiri T Mandeville, Ji Hyun Park, Morgan Bruzzese, Joan Montaner, Ken Arai, Anna Rosell, Eng H Lo
Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) have been pursued as a potential cellular therapy for stroke and central nervous system injury. However, their underlying mechanisms remain to be fully defined. Recent experimental studies suggest that mitochondria may be released and transferred between cells. In this proof-of-concept study, we asked whether beneficial effects of EPCs may partly involve a mitochondrial phenomenon as well. First, EPC-derived conditioned medium was collected and divided into supernatant and particle fractions after centrifugation...
May 21, 2018: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779898/oncostatin-m-and-kit-ligand-control-hematopoietic-stem-cell-fate-during-zebrafish-embryogenesis
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Christopher B Mahony, Corentin Pasche, Julien Y Bertrand
Understanding the molecular pathways controlling hematopoietic stem cell specification and expansion is a necessary milestone to perform regenerative medicine. Here, we used the zebrafish model to study the role of the ckit signaling pathway in this process. We show the importance of kitb/kitlgb signaling in the specification and expansion of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs), in the hemogenic endothelium and caudal hematopoietic tissue (CHT), respectively. Moreover, we identified the zebrafish ortholog of Oncostatin M (osm) in the zebrafish genome...
May 10, 2018: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779890/high-throughput-screening-enhances-kidney-organoid-differentiation-from-human-pluripotent-stem-cells-and-enables-automated-multidimensional-phenotyping
#8
Stefan M Czerniecki, Nelly M Cruz, Jennifer L Harder, Rajasree Menon, James Annis, Edgar A Otto, Ramila E Gulieva, Laura V Islas, Yong Kyun Kim, Linh M Tran, Timothy J Martins, Jeffrey W Pippin, Hongxia Fu, Matthias Kretzler, Stuart J Shankland, Jonathan Himmelfarb, Randall T Moon, Neal Paragas, Benjamin S Freedman
Organoids derived from human pluripotent stem cells are a potentially powerful tool for high-throughput screening (HTS), but the complexity of organoid cultures poses a significant challenge for miniaturization and automation. Here, we present a fully automated, HTS-compatible platform for enhanced differentiation and phenotyping of human kidney organoids. The entire 21-day protocol, from plating to differentiation to analysis, can be performed automatically by liquid-handling robots, or alternatively by manual pipetting...
May 15, 2018: Cell Stem Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779699/recellularization-of-decellularized-venous-grafts-using-peripheral-blood-a-critical-evaluation
#9
Mia H Rambøl, Jonny Hisdal, Jon O Sundhagen, Jan E Brinchmann, Antonio Rosales
Vascular disease is a major cause of death worldwide, and the growing need for replacement vessels is not fully met by autologous grafts or completely synthetic alternatives. Tissue engineering has emerged as a compelling strategy for the creation of blood vessels for reconstructive surgeries. One promising method to obtain a suitable vessel scaffold is decellularization of donor vascular tissue followed by recellularization with autologous cells. To prevent thrombosis of vascular grafts, a confluent and functional autologous endothelium is required, and researchers are still looking for the optimal cell source and recellularization procedure...
May 17, 2018: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778664/gestational-diabetes-mellitus-modulates-cholesterol-homeostasis-in-human-fetoplacental-endothelium
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Yidan Sun, Susanne Kopp, Jasmin Strutz, Chaitanya Chakravarthi Gali, Martina Zandl-Lang, Elham Fanaee-Danesh, Andrijana Kirsch, Silvija Cvitic, Saša Frank, Richard Saffery, Ingemar Björkhem, Gernot Desoye, Christian Wadsack, Ute Panzenboeck
Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is associated with excessive oxidative stress which may affect placental vascular function. Cholesterol homeostasis is crucial for maintaining fetoplacental endothelial function. We aimed to investigate whether and how GDM affects cholesterol metabolism in human fetoplacental endothelial cells (HPEC). HPEC were isolated from fetal term placental arterial vessels of GDM or control subjects. Cellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) were detected by H2 DCFDA fluorescent dye. Oxysterols were quantified by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry analysis...
May 17, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778449/mechanisms-underlying-the-relaxation-by-a484954-a-eukaryotic-elongation-factor-2-kinase-inhibitor-in-rat-isolated-mesenteric-artery
#11
Tomoko Kodama, Muneyoshi Okada, Hideyuki Yamawaki
Eukaryotic elongation factor 2 kinase (eEF2K) is a calmodulin-related protein kinase which regulates protein translation. A484954 is an inhibitor of eEF2K. In the present study, we investigated the acute effects of A484954 on contractility of isolated blood vessels. Isometric contraction of rat isolated aorta and main branch of superior mesenteric artery (MA) was measured. Expression of an inward rectifier K+ (Kir ) channel subtype mRNA and protein was examined. A484954 caused relaxation in endothelium-intact [E (+)] and -denuded [E (-)] aorta or MA precontracted with noradrenaline (NA)...
May 2, 2018: Journal of Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777728/testosterone-induced-downregulation-of-migration-and-proliferation-in-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells-by-androgen-receptor-dependent-and-independent-mechanisms
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Aulona Gaba, Mario Mairhofer, Zyhdi Zhegu, Nadja Leditznig, Ladislaus Szabo, Walter Tschugguel, Christian Schneeberger, Iveta Yotova
Recent research has emphasized the potential unfavorable effects of declining testosterone (T) levels in men and the putative beneficial effect of androgen therapy in select women. Some controversy surrounding the mechanism of action and the effects of T on endothelium remains. In this study, we evaluated the mechanism of T action on pooled primary Human Umbilical Vein Endothelial Cells (HUVEC) of mixed gender by focusing on two important processes, proliferation and migration. In our in vitro model system, we found that only the supra-physiological dose of T affected these two processes irrespective of the ratio of male to female cells in the pools...
May 16, 2018: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777508/endothelial-progenitor-cells-in-heart-failure-an-authentic-expectation-for-potential-future-use-and-a-lack-of-universal-definition
#13
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Andie H Djohan, Ching-Hui Sia, Poay Sian Lee, Kian-Keong Poh
Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a prevalent disease (especially among the elderly) with high mortality and morbidity rates. The pathological hallmark of CHF is a loss of cardiomyocytes leading to cardiac fibrosis and dysfunctional cardiac remodeling, which culminates in organ failure. Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) are bone marrow-derived cells that contribute to maintenance of the integrity of endothelial wall and protect ischemic myocardium through forming new blood vessels (vasculogenesis) or proliferation of pre-existing vasculature (angiogenesis)...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777058/gpr40-is-a-low-affinity-epoxyeicosatrienoic-acid-receptor-in-vascular-cells
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Sang Kyu Park, Anja Herrnreiter, Sandra L Pfister, Kathryn M Gauthier, Benjamin A Falck, John R Falck, William B Campbell
Endothelium-derived epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EETs) have numerous vascular activities mediated by G protein--coupled receptors. Long-chain free fatty acids and EETs activate GPR40, prompting us to investigate the role of GPR40 in some vascular EET activities. 14,15-EET, 11,12-EET, arachidonic acid, and the GPR40 agonist GW9508 increase intracellular calcium concentrations in human GPR40-overexpressing HEK293 cells (EC50 = 0.58 ± 0.08 μM, 0.91 ± 0.08 μM, 3.9 ± 0.06 μM and 19 ± 0.37 nM, respectively)...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777033/sequential-binding-of-ezrin-and-moesin-to-l-selectin-regulates-monocyte-protrusive-behaviour-during-transmigration
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Angela Rey-Gallardo, Hannah Tomlins, Justin Joachim, Izajur Rahman, Phoebe Kitscha, Karen Frudd, Maddy Parsons, Aleksandar Ivetic
Leukocyte transendothelial migration (TEM) is absolutely fundamental to the inflammatory response, involving initial pseudopod protrusion and subsequent polarised migration across inflamed endothelium. Ezrin/radixin/moesin (ERM) proteins are expressed in leukocytes and mediate cell shape change and polarity. The spatio-temporal organisation of ERM with their targets, and their individual contribution to protrusion during TEM, has never been explored. Here we show that blocking PIP2 binding reduces C-terminal phosphorylation of moesin during monocyte TEM, and that on/off cycling of ERM activity is essential for pseudopod protrusion into the subendothelial space...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776888/iga-vasculitis-as-a-presentation-of-human-immunodeficiency-virus-infection
#16
Anahy M Brandy-García, Jorge Santos-Juanes, Silvia Suarez, Luis Caminal-Montero
IgA vasculitis is a small-vessel vasculitis mediated by immune complexes. In clinical terms, it is characterized by palpable purpura in the lower limbs, joint involvement in the form of arthralgia or arthritis, and gastrointestinal and renal involvement (this will mark a poorer prognosis in adults). Infectious processes, mainly in the upper respiratory tract, are frequently found to be triggers. On the other hand, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) causes immune dysfunction, which triggers hypergammaglobulinemia and can trigger autoimmune disorders...
May 15, 2018: Reumatología Clinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775418/prolonged-activation-of-camp-signaling-leads-to-endothelial-barrier-disruption-via-transcriptional-repression-of-rras
#17
Carole Y Perrot, Junko Sawada, Masanobu Komatsu
The increase in cAMP levels in endothelial cells triggers cellular signaling to alter vascular permeability. It is generally considered that cAMP signaling stabilizes the endothelial barrier function and reduces permeability. However, previous studies have only examined the permeability shortly after cAMP elevation and thus have only investigated acute responses. Because cAMP is a key regulator of gene expression, elevated cAMP may have a delayed but profound impact on the endothelial permeability by altering the expression of the genes that are vital for the vessel wall stability...
May 18, 2018: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775410/apelin-and-apj-orchestrate-complex-tissue-specific-control-of-cardiomyocyte-hypertrophy-and-contractility-in-the-hypertrophy-heart-failure-transition
#18
Victoria Nicole Parikh, Jing Liu, Ching Shang, Christopher Woods, Alex Chia Yu Chang, Mingming Zhao, David N Charo, Zachary Grunwald, Yong Huang, Kinya Seo, Philip S Tsao, Daniel Bernstein, Pilar Ruiz-Lozano, Thomas Quertermous, Euan A Ashley
The G protein coupled receptor APJ is a promising therapeutic target for heart failure. Constitutive deletion of APJ in the mouse is protective against the hypertrophy-heart failure transition via elimination of ligand-independent, β-arrestin dependent stretch transduction. However, the cellular origin of this stretch transduction and the details of its interaction with apelin signaling remain unknown. We generated mice with conditional elimination of APJ in the endothelium (APJendo-/- ) and myocardium (APJmyo-/- )...
May 18, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774029/lfa-1-in-t-cell-migration-and-differentiation
#19
REVIEW
Brandon L Walling, Minsoo Kim
Maintenance of homeostatic immune surveillance and development of effective adaptive immune responses require precise regulation of spatial and temporal lymphocyte trafficking throughout the body to ensure pathogen clearance and memory generation. Dysregulation of lymphocyte activation and migration can lead to impaired adaptive immunity, recurrent infections, and an array of autoimmune diseases and chronic inflammation. Central to the recruitment of T cells, integrins are cell surface receptors that regulate adhesion, signal transduction, and migration...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773995/hypoxia-reoxygenation-of-rat-renal-arteries-impairs-vasorelaxation-via-modulation-of-endothelium-independent-sgc-cgmp-pkg-signaling
#20
Diana Braun, Christa Zollbrecht, Stefanie Dietze, Rudolf Schubert, Stefan Golz, Holger Summer, Pontus B Persson, Mattias Carlström, Marion Ludwig, Andreas Patzak
Ischemia/reperfusion injury holds a key position in many pathological conditions such as acute kidney injury and in the transition to chronic stages of renal damage. We hypothesized that besides a reported disproportional activation of vasoconstrictor response, hypoxia/reoxygenation (H/R) adversely affects endothelial dilatory systems and impairs relaxation in renal arteries. Rat renal interlobar arteries were studied under isometric conditions. Hypoxia was induced by application of 95% N2 , 5% CO2 for 60 min to the bath solution, followed by a 10 min period of reoxygenation (95% O2 , 5% CO2 )...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
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