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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719725/effects-of-eupatilin-on-the-contractility-of-corpus-cavernosal-smooth-muscle-through-nitric-oxide-independent-pathways
#1
S H Choo, S W Lee, M R Chae, S J Kang, H H Sung, D H Han, J N Chun, J K Park, C Y Kim, H K Kim, I So
Eupatilin (5,7-dihydroxy-3,4,6-trimethoxyflavone) is one of the main compounds present in Artemisia species. Eupatilin has both antioxidative and anti-inflammatory properties and a relaxation effect on vascular contraction regardless of endothelial function. We evaluated the relaxant effects of eupatilin on the corpus cavernosum (CC) of rabbits and the underlying mechanisms of its activity in human corpus cavernosum smooth muscle (CCSM) cells. Isolated rabbit CC strips were mounted in an organ bath system. A conventional whole-cell patch clamp technique was used to measure activation of calcium-sensitive K(+) -channel currents in human CCSM cells...
July 18, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717886/endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-a-driver-or-an-innocent-bystander-in-endothelial-dysfunction-associated-with-hypertension
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REVIEW
Robyn Cunard
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Hypertension (htn) is a polygenic disorder that effects up to one third of the US population. The endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress response is a homeostatic pathway that regulates membrane structure, protein folding, and secretory function. Emerging evidence suggests that ER stress may induce endothelial dysfunction; however, it is unclear whether ER stress-associated endothelial dysfunction modulates htn. RECENT FINDINGS: Exogenous and endogenous molecules activate ER stress in the endothelium, and ER stress mediates some forms of neurogenic htn, such as angiotensin II-dependent htn...
August 2017: Current Hypertension Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715713/metastasis-systems-biology-how-are-macro-environmental-signals-transmitted-into-microenvironmental-cues-for-disseminated-tumor-cells
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Candice Alexandra Grzelak, Cyrus Michael Ghajar
Disseminated breast tumor cells reside on or near stable microvascular endothelium. Currently, the cues that disrupt DTC dormancy and facilitate outgrowth are largely unknown. This article explores the hypothesis that specific patient lifestyle exposures (e.g., alcohol abuse) may disrupt the microenvironments that maintain disseminated tumor cell (DTC) dormancy in a tissue-specific fashion. We suggest that such exposures are 'transmitted' to the dormant niche in the form of injury. Thus, we discuss the relationship between wound healing and metastasis using liver as an example to illustrate how injury steers the phenotype of liver endothelium and perivascular hepatic stellate cells to a potentially pro-metastatic one...
July 14, 2017: Current Opinion in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715655/macrophage-exosomes-as-natural-nanocarriers-for-protein-delivery-to-inflamed-brain
#4
Dongfen Yuan, Yuling Zhao, William A Banks, Kristin M Bullock, Matthew Haney, Elena Batrakova, Alexander V Kabanov
Recent work has stimulated interest in the use of exosomes as nanocarriers for delivery of small drugs, RNAs, and proteins to the central nervous system (CNS). To overcome the blood-brain barrier (BBB), exosomes were modified with brain homing peptides that target brain endothelium but likely to increase immune response. Here for the first time we demonstrate that there is no need for such modification to penetrate the BBB in mammals. The naïve macrophage (Mϕ) exosomes can utilize, 1) on the one hand, the integrin lymphocyte function-associated antigen 1 (LFA-1) and intercellular adhesion molecule 1 (ICAM-1), and, 2) on the other hand, the carbohydrate-binding C-type lectin receptors, to interact with brain microvessel endothelial cells comprising the BBB...
July 10, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715608/ticagrelor-mitigates-ischemia-reperfusion-induced-vascular-endothelial-dysfunction-in-healthy-young-males-a-randomised-single-blinded-study
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Stefan Weisshaar, Brigitte Litschauer, Matthias Eipeldauer, Eva Luise Hobl, Michael Wolzt
AIM: Animal data suggest that ticagrelor but not clopidogrel protects against tissue injury. It is unclear if this effect of ticagrelor is also detectable in humans. We studied the effect of ticagrelor and clopidogrel at standard clinical doses on endothelial dysfunction in an experimental model of forearm vascular ischemia-reperfusion (IR) injury. METHODS: In a randomised, single-blinded trial 24 subjects underwent forearm blood flow (FBF) measurements in response to the endothelium-dependent vasodilator acetylcholine (ACh) and to glyceryltrinitrate (GTN; endothelium-independent) before and after a 20 min forearm ischemia...
July 17, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715583/tnf%C3%AE-induced-disruption-of-the-blood-retinal-barrier-in-vitro-is-regulated-by-intracellular-3-5-cyclic-adenosine-monophosphate-levels
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Anne-Eva van der Wijk, Ilse M C Vogels, Cornelis J F van Noorden, Ingeborg Klaassen, Reinier O Schlingemann
Purpose: Proinflammatory cytokines such as tumor necrosis factor (TNFα) may have a causative role in blood-retinal barrier (BRB) disruption, which is an essential step in the development of diabetic macular edema. The purpose of our study was to determine whether TNFα increases permeability in an in vitro model of the BRB and to explore the mechanisms involved. Methods: Primary bovine retinal endothelial cells (BRECs) were grown on Transwell inserts and cells were stimulated with TNFα or a combination of TNFα, IL1β, and VEGF...
July 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715444/pyrrolidine-dithiocarbamate-ameliorates-endothelial-dysfunction-in-thoracic-aorta-of-diabetic-rats-by-preserving-vascular-ddah-activity
#7
Chang-Wu Lu, Yuan Lin, Yan-Ping Lei, Lan Wang, Zhi-Min He, Yan Xiong
OBJECTIVE: Endothelial dysfunction plays a pivotal role in the development of diabetic cardiovascular complications. Accumulation of endogenous nitric oxide synthase (NOS) inhibitor asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) and inhibition of dimethylarginine dimethylaminohydrolase (DDAH) activity have been involved in diabetic endothelial dysfunction. This study was to investigate the effect of pyrrolidine dithiocarbamate (PDTC) on impairment of endothelium-dependent vasodilatation in diabetic rats and its potential mechanism...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714905/effects-of-eicosapentaenoic-acid-epa-and-docosahexaenoic-acid-dha-on-fetal-pulmonary-circulation-an-experimental-study-in-fetal-lambs
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Dyuti Sharma, Estelle Aubry, Thavarak Ouk, Ali Houeijeh, Véronique Houfflin-Debarge, Rémi Besson, Philippe Deruelle, Laurent Storme
Background: Persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN) causes significant morbidity and mortality in neonates. n-3 Poly-unsaturated fatty acids have vasodilatory properties in the perinatal lung. We studied the circulatory effects of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in fetal sheep and in fetal pulmonary arterial rings. Methods: At 128 days of gestation, catheters were placed surgically in fetal systemic and pulmonary circulation, and a Doppler probe around the left pulmonary artery (LPA)...
July 16, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714851/pdgfr%C3%AE-functions-in-endothelial-derived-cells-to-regulate-neural-crest-cells-and-development-of-the-great-arteries
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Haig Aghajanian, Young Kuk Cho, Nicholas W Rizer, Qiaohong Wang, Li Li, Karl Degenhardt, Rajan Jain
Originating as a single vessel emerging from the embryonic heart, the truncus arteriosus must septate and remodel into the aorta and pulmonary artery to support postnatal life. Defective remodeling or septation leads to abnormalities collectively known as conotruncal defects, which are associated with significant mortality and morbidity. Multiple populations of cells must interact to coordinate outflow tract remodeling, and cardiac neural crest has emerged as particularly important during this process. Abnormalities in cardiac neural crest have been implicated in the pathogenesis of multiple conotruncal defects, including persistent truncus arteriosus, double outlet right ventricle, and tetralogy of Fallot...
July 14, 2017: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714237/effects-of-intracameral-ascorbic-acid-on-the-corneal-endothelium-of-dogs-undergoing-phacoemulsification
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Ivan R M Padua, Gisele P Valdetaro, Tiago B Lima, Karina K Kobashigawa, Paloma E S Silva, Marcela Aldrovani, Pedro P M Padua, Jose L Laus
OBJECTIVE: Cataracts are the most common ocular disorder in dogs. Phacoemulsification is the preferred treatment method among ophthalmologists, but the cellularity of the endothelium must be considered for its success, as endothelial lesions may produce permanent corneal decompensation. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of intracameral ascorbic acid, a known antioxidant, on the corneal endothelium of dogs undergoing phacoemulsification. ANIMAL STUDIED: In all, 40 eyes from 20 dogs, males and females from 7 to 12 years of age, were assessed for mature cataracts...
July 17, 2017: Veterinary Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714079/increased-endocan-expression-in-lesional-skin-and-decreased-endocan-expression-in-sera-in-atopic-dermatitis
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Hideko Suzuki, Tomomitsu Miyagaki, Sayaka Otobe, Rina Nakajima, Tomonori Oka, Naomi Takahashi, Miyoko Kabasawa, Hiraku Suga, Ayumi Yoshizaki, Yoshihide Asano, Shinichi Sato, Makoto Sugaya
Endocan is a novel human endothelial cell-specific molecule and is mainly expressed in endothelial cells in various tissues. Endocan has the capacity to inhibit leukocytes binding to the vascular endothelium. It also can promote the angiogenesis alongside vascular endothelial growth factor A. Through these functions, endocan has been implicated in the pathogenesis of various inflammatory diseases. To investigate the possible roles of endocan in atopic dermatitis (AD), we examined endocan expression in lesional skin and sera in patients with AD...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713613/the-use-of-human-mature-cystic-ovarian-teratoma-as-a-model-to-study-the-development-of-human-lymphatics
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Rashid Al-Jomard, Zouhair Amarin
The angiogenic theory to the development of human lymphatics is not clear. The objective of this study was to investigate the development of human lymphatics. Semi-thin and thin paraffin sections from human mature cystic ovarian teratoma tissues were studied using light and electron microscopy. Lymphatics were formed by the differentiation of mesenchymal cells that gradually acquired morphological features of endothelial cells. It is suggested that in human mature cystic ovarian teratoma the lymphatic endothelium develops from mesenchymal cells, and not from cells derived from mature endothelium of a preexisting vein or lymphatic...
June 2017: Anatomy & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713492/salvianolic-acid-exerts-cardioprotection-through-promoting-angiogenesis-in-animal-models-of-acute-myocardial-infarction-preclinical-evidence
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REVIEW
Long-Jie Yu, Ke-Jian Zhang, Jia-Zhen Zhu, Qun Zheng, Xiao-Yi Bao, Saroj Thapa, Yan Wang, Mao-Ping Chu
Radix Salviae miltiorrhizae, danshen root (danshen), is one of the widely used Chinese herbal medicines in clinics, containing rich phenolic compounds. Salvianolic acid is the main active compound responsible for the pharmacologic effects of danshen. Here, we aimed to evaluate the effects of salvianolic acid on cardioprotection through promoting angiogenesis in experimental myocardial infarction. Studies of salvianolic acid in animal models of myocardial infarction were obtained from 6 databases until April 2016...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713487/moringa-oleifera-seeds-attenuate-vascular-oxidative-and-nitrosative-stresses-in-spontaneously-hypertensive-rats
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Joseph Iharinjaka Randriamboavonjy, Marc Rio, Pierre Pacaud, Gervaise Loirand, Angela Tesse
Moringa oleifera (MOI) is a tree currently used in traditional medicine in tropical Africa, America, and Asia for therapeutic applications in several disorders including arterial hypertension. We previously described a cardiac protective role of a treatment with MOI seeds in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR). Here, we investigated the effects of this treatment on oxidative and nitrosative vascular stresses in SHR, with normotensive Wistar Kyoto rats used as controls. Oxidative and nitrosative stresses detected in SHR aortas using the fluorescent dye dihydroethidine and protein nitrotyrosine staining were reduced in MOI-treated SHR aortas...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713290/advanced-maternal-age-worsens-postpartum-vascular-function
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Jude S Morton, Alison S Care, Raven Kirschenman, Christy-Lynn Cooke, Sandra T Davidge
The age at which women experience their first pregnancy has increased throughout the decades. Pregnancy has an important influence on maternal short- and long-term cardiovascular outcomes. Pregnancy at an advanced maternal age increases maternal risk of gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, placenta previa and caesarian delivery; complications which predict worsened cardiovascular health in later years. Aging also independently increases the risk of cardiovascular disease; therefore, combined risk in women of advanced maternal age may lead to detrimental cardiovascular outcomes later in life...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712920/amelioration-of-cirrhotic-portal-hypertension-by-targeted-cyclooxygenase-1-sirna-delivery-to-liver-sinusoidal-endothelium-with-polyethylenimine-grafted-hyaluronic-acid
#16
Liteng Lin, Mingyue Cai, Shaohui Deng, Wensou Huang, Jingjun Huang, Xinghua Huang, Mingsheng Huang, Yong Wang, Xintao Shuai, Kangshun Zhu
Portal hypertension (PH), a leading cause of mortality in cirrhosis, lacks effective clinical therapeutic strategies. The increased thromboxane A2 (TXA2), derived primarily from the upregulation of cyclooxygenase-1 (COX-1) in cirrhotic liver sinusoidal endothelial cells (LSECs), is responsible for hepatic endothelial dysfunction and PH. Thus, blocking the COX-1 pathway in cirrhotic LSECs may benefit the treatment of PH. In this study, hyaluronate-graft-polyethylenimine (HA-PEI) was synthesized for the targeted delivery of COX-1 siRNA to LSECs...
July 13, 2017: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712765/losartan-reverses-cox-2-dependent-vascular-dysfunction-in-offspring-of-hyperglycaemic-rats
#17
Diego Barbosa de Queiroz, Fernanda Elizabethe Ramos-Alves, Juliana Santos-Rocha, Gloria Pinto Duarte, Fabiano Elias Xavier
AIMS: This study examined whether chronic treatment with losartan, an angiotensin II type 1 receptor (AT1R) antagonist, might reverse COX-2-mediated vascular dysfunction in mesenteric resistance arteries (MRA) from offspring of hyperglycaemic rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Male 12-month-old offspring of hyperglycaemic (O-DR) and normoglycaemic (O-CR) rats were treated with losartan (15mg·kg·day(-1)) during 2months. Third order MRA of untreated and losartan-treated O-DR and O-CR were mounted in wire myograph for isometric tension measurements...
July 13, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712573/ve-cadherin-phosphorylation-regulates-endothelial-fluid-shear-stress-responses-through-the-polarity-protein-lgn
#18
Daniel E Conway, Brian G Coon, Madhusuthan Budatha, Paul T Arsenovic, Fabrizio Orsenigo, Florian Wessel, Jiasheng Zhang, Zhenwu Zhuang, Elisabetta Dejana, Dietmar Vestweber, Martin A Schwartz
Fluid shear stress due to blood flow on the vascular endothelium regulates blood vessel development, remodeling, physiology, and pathology [1, 2]. A complex consisting of PECAM-1, VE-cadherin, and vascular endothelial growth factor receptors (VEGFRs) that resides at endothelial cell-cell junctions transduces signals important for flow-dependent vasodilation, blood vessel remodeling, and atherosclerosis. PECAM-1 transduces forces to activate src family kinases (SFKs), which phosphorylate and transactivate VEGFRs [3-5]...
July 10, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711510/serotyping-of-brunei-pneumococcal-clinical-strains-and-the-investigation-of-their-capability-to-adhere-and-invade-a-brain-endothelium-model
#19
Nurul Adhwa Rahman, Aishah Sharudin, Suwarni Diah, Siti Hanna Muharram
INTRODUCTION: Pneumococcal infections have caused morbidity and mortality globally. Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococci) are commensal bacteria that colonize the nasopharynx, asymptomatically. From there, pneumococci can spread in the lungs causing pneumonia and disseminate in the bloodstream causing bacteremia (sepsis) and reach the brain leading to meningitis. Endothelial cells are one of the most important components of the blood-brain barrier that separates the blood from the brain and plays the first protective role against pneumococcal entry...
July 12, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710834/ultrastructure-of-skeletal-muscles-in-mice-lacking-muscle-specific-vegf-expression
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Oliver Baum, Lena Jentsch, Adolfo Odriozola, Stefan A Tschanz, I Mark Olfert
Vascular endothelial growth factor-A (VEGF) influences several physiological processes including endothelial cell function and maintenance of organ/tissue capillarity. While the functional aspects of VEGF were vigorously investigated, only little detail is known on structural integrity of skeletal muscle fibers and capillaries in mice lacking VEGF expression in their muscles. Therefore, we assessed systematically the architecture of the glycolytic plantaris and the oxidative soleus muscles obtained from muscle-specific VEGF knockout (mVEGF-KO, n=7) mice and their wild-type (WT, n=7) littermates by morphometry after transmission electron microscopy...
July 15, 2017: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
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