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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332257/kynurenic-acid-and-its-derivatives-are-able-to-modulate-the-adhesion-and-locomotion-of-brain-endothelial-cells
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Eszter Lajkó, Bernadett Tuka, Ferenc Fülöp, István Krizbai, József Toldi, Kálmán Magyar, László Vécsei, László Kőhidai
The neuroprotective actions of kynurenic acid (KYNA) and its derivatives in several neurodegenerative disorders [characterized by damage to the cerebral endothelium and to the blood-brain barrier (BBB)] are well established. Cell-extracellular matrix (ECM) adhesion is supposedly involved in recovery of impaired cerebral endothelium integrity (endothelial repair). The present work aimed to investigate the effects of KYNA and its synthetic derivatives on cellular behaviour (e.g. adhesion and locomotion) and on morphology of the GP8 rat brain endothelial cell line, modeling the BBB endothelium...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Neural Transmission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331788/curcumin-inhibits-cardiac-hypertrophy-and-improves-cardiovascular-function-via-enhanced-na-ca2-exchanger-expression-after-transverse-abdominal-aortic-constriction-in-rats
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Xiao-Jie Bai, Jun-Tao Hao, Jin Wang, Wei-Fang Zhang, Cai-Ping Yan, Jia-Hui Zhao, Zhi-Qing Zhao
BACKGROUND: This study tested the hypothesis that inhibition of cardiac hypertrophy and preservation of cardiac/endothelial function by the natural yellow pigment curcumin are associated with upregulated expression of Na+/Ca2+ exchanger (NCX) after transverse aortic constriction (TAC). METHODS: Male Wistar rats were subjected to TAC for 10 weeks and curcumin (50 mg/kg/day) was fed by gastric gavage during TAC. Expression of NCX and endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) was analyzed by Western blot and immunohistochemistry...
July 15, 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331088/significance-of-circulatory-dpp4-activity-in-metabolic-diseases
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REVIEW
Titli Nargis, Partha Chakrabarti
Dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP4), also known as CD26 is a type II transmembrane protein that is released from the cell membrane in a nonclassical secretory mechanism. This exopeptidase selectively degrades varieties of substrates including incretin hormones, growth factors, and cytokines. A significant detectable amount of DPP4 activity can be measured in plasma as well as in different tissues such as intestinal epithelium, vascular endothelium, lymphocytes, monocytes, kidney, liver, adipose, lung, thymus, spleen, prostate, etc...
January 13, 2018: IUBMB Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330473/endothelial-heparan-sulfate-deficiency-reduces-inflammation-and-fibrosis-in-murine-diabetic-nephropathy
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Ditmer T Talsma, Kirankumar Katta, Marieke A B Ettema, Berna Kel, Marion Kusche-Gullberg, Moh R Daha, Coen A Stegeman, Jacob van den Born, Lianchun Wang
Inflammation plays a vital role in the development of diabetic nephropathy, but the underlying regulatory mechanisms are only partially understood. Our previous studies demonstrated that, during acute inflammation, endothelial heparan sulfate (HS) contributes to the adhesion and transendothelial migration of leukocytes into perivascular tissues by direct interaction with L-selectin and the presentation of bound chemokines. In the current study, we aimed to assess the role of endothelial HS on chronic renal inflammation and fibrosis in a diabetic nephropathy mouse model...
January 12, 2018: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329415/establishment-of-a-three-dimensional-model-to-study-human-uterine-angiogenesis
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Camille L Duran, Colette A Abbey, Kayla J Bayless
STUDY QUESTION: Can primary human uterine microvascular endothelial cells (UtMVECs) be used as a model to study uterine angiogenic responses in vitro that are relevant in pregnancy? SUMMARY ANSWER: UtMVECs demonstrated angiogenic responses when stimulated with proangiogenic factors, including sphingosine 1-phosphate (S1P), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF), physiological levels of wall shear stress (WSS), human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) and various combinations of estrogen and progesterone...
December 21, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328541/gm-csf-ameliorates-micro-vascular-barrier-integrity-via-pericytes-derived-ang-1-in-wound-healing
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Min Yan, Yange Hu, Min Yao, Shisan Bao, Yong Fang
BACKGROUND: Skin wound healing involves complex coordinated interactions of cells, tissues and mediators. Maintaining microvascular barrier integrity is one of the key events for endothelial homeostasis during wound healing. Vasodilation is observed after vasoconstriction, which causes blood vessels to become porous, facilitates leukocyte infiltration and aids angiogenesis at the wound-area, post-injury. Eventually, vessel integrity has to be re-established for vascular maturation. Numerous studies have found that granulocyte macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) accelerates wound healing by inducing recruitment of repair cells into the injury area and releases of cytokines...
January 12, 2018: Wound Repair and Regeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328426/relaxant-and-vasoprotective-effects-of-ginger-extracts-on-porcine-coronary-arteries
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Hsing-Chen Wu, Chi-Ting Horng, Shih-Chang Tsai, You-Li Lee, Shou-Cheng Hsu, Yi-Jen Tsai, Fuu-Jen Tsai, Jo-Hua Chiang, Daih-Huang Kuo, Jai-Sing Yang
Ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe) is a popular Chinese herbal medicine, which is considered to warm the stomach and dispel cold in traditional Chinese medicine. Ginger is widely used to treat stomach disorders, and it has been reported to exhibit antithrombotic activity via the inhibition of platelet aggregation and thromboxane B2 production in vitro. Cardiovascular disease is associated with the aberrant functioning of the heart and circulatory system; the relatively narrow vessels of the circulation are commonly affected and blocked by atherosclerosis, which may result in angina or heart attack...
January 11, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328041/von-willebrand-factor-immunohistochemical-staining-quantitative-optical-density-parameters-in-the-endothelium-and-fibrinoid-of-the-placenta-during-secundines-inflammation-and-concomitant-iron-deficiency-anemia-in-gravidas
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V Ilika, I Davydenko
The aim of the research was to set the optical density quantitative parameters of the von Willebrand factor immunohistochemical staining (vWF) in the endothelium and fibrinoid of the placenta during the secundines inflammation concomitant with iron deficiency anemia in gravidas. The total number of 198 placentas was studied. The immunohistochemical technique was performed using the visualization of the primary antibodies to vWF with a diaminobenzidine dye polymer system. The optical density of the histochemical staining was measured by means of computer microdensitometry after the digital copies of the images had been obtained...
December 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327639/levels-of-uric-acid-in-erectile-dysfunction-of-different-aetiology
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Alessandra Barassi, Massimiliano Marco Corsi Romanelli, Raffaele Pezzilli, Elena Dozio, Clara Anna Linda Damele, Liborio Vaccalluzzo, Marco Di Dario, Giancarlo Goi, Nadia Papini, Luca Massaccesi, Giovanni Maria Colpi, Gian Vico Melzi d'Eril
Erectile dysfunction is a common disease characterized by endothelial dysfunction. The aetiology of ED is often multifactorial but evidence is being accumulated in favor of the proper function of the vascular endothelium that is essential to achieving and maintaining penile erection. Uric acid itself causes endothelial dysfunction via decreased nitric oxide production. This study aims to evaluate the serum uric acid (SUA) levels in 180 ED patients, diagnosed with the International Index of Erectile Function-5 (IIEF-5) and 30 non-ED control...
January 12, 2018: Aging Male: the Official Journal of the International Society for the Study of the Aging Male
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320534/the-endothelial-specific-isoform-of-type-xviii-collagen-correlates-to-annual-bleeding-rate-in-haemophilia-patients
#10
Nadja Gad Kjeld, Baolai Hua, Morten Asser Karsdal, Shu Sun, Tina Manon-Jensen
INTRODUCTION: The medical need in the haemophilic (HF) field to reduce bleeding incidents requires measurement of the annual bleeding rate (ABR) in haemophiliacs. Vascular rupture is associated with damage to the vascular endothelium causing exposure of the basement membrane. Endothelial cells and matrix impairment may be associated with joint bleeds and later development of HF arthropathy. Imbalanced extracellular matrix turnover is a central pathological feature in many diseases consequent to epithelial or endothelial cell damage...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319007/calpain-inhibition-improves-erectile-function-in-diabetic-mice-via-upregulating-endothelial-nitric-oxide-synthase-expression-and-reducing-apoptosis
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Hao Li, Li-Ping Chen, Tao Wang, Shao-Gang Wang, Ji-Hong Liu
Calpain activation contributes to hyperglycemia-induced endothelial dysfunction and apoptosis. This study was designed to investigate the role of calpain inhibition in improving diabetic erectile dysfunction (ED) in mice. Thirty-eight-week-old male C57BL/6J mice were divided into three groups: (1) nondiabetic control group, (2) diabetic mice + vehicle group, and (3) diabetic mice + MDL28170 (an inhibitor of calpain) group. Type 1 diabetes was induced by intraperitoneal injection of streptozotocin at 60 mg kg-1 body weight for 5 consecutive days...
January 9, 2018: Asian Journal of Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318723/endothelium-specific-cyp2j2-overexpression-attenuates-age-related-insulin-resistance
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Yan Yang, Ruolan Dong, Zhihui Chen, Danli Hu, Menglu Fu, Ying Tang, Dao Wen Wang, Xizhen Xu, Ling Tu
Ample evidences demonstrate that cytochrome P450 epoxygenase-derived epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EETs) exert diverse biological activities, which include potent vasodilatory, anti-inflammatory, and cardiovascular protective effects. In this study, we investigated the effects of endothelium-specific CYP2J2 overexpression on age-related insulin resistance and metabolic dysfunction. Endothelium-specific targeting of the human CYP epoxygenase, CYP2J2, transgenic mice (Tie2-CYP2J2-Tr mice) was utilized. The effects of endothelium-specific CYP2J2 overexpression on aging-associated obesity, inflammation, and peripheral insulin resistance were evaluated by assessing metabolic parameters in young (3 months old) and aged (16 months old) adult male Tie2-CYP2J2-Tr mice...
January 10, 2018: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317818/antibacterial-mechanisms-of-a-novel-type-picosecond-laser-generated-silver-titanium-nanoparticles-and-their-toxicity-to-human-cells
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Peri Korshed, Lin Li, Zhu Liu, Aleksandr Mironov, Tao Wang
In this study, we explored the antibacterial mechanisms for a novel type of Ag-TiO2 compound nanoparticles (NPs) produced from an Ag-TiO2 alloy using a picosecond laser and evaluated the toxicity of the Ag-TiO2 NPs to a range of human cell types. Transmission electron microscopy was used to determine the morphology, shapes, and size distribution of the laser-generated Ag-TiO2 NPs. UV-visible spectrometer was used to confirm the shift of light absorbance of the NPs toward visible light wavelength. Results showed that the laser-generated Ag-TiO2 NPs had significant antibacterial activities against both Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacterial strains, including Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and the methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus...
2018: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317816/lipopolysaccharide-induced-inflammation-in-monocytes-macrophages-is-blocked-by-liposomal-delivery-of-gi-protein-inhibitor
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Monica Madalina Tucureanu, Daniela Rebleanu, Cristina Ana Constantinescu, Mariana Deleanu, Geanina Voicu, Elena Butoi, Manuela Calin, Ileana Manduteanu
Background: Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) is widely recognized as a potent activator of monocytes/macrophages, and its effects include an altered production of key mediators, such as inflammatory cytokines and chemokines. The involvement of Gi protein in mediating LPS effects has been demonstrated in murine macrophages and various cell types of human origin. Purpose: The aim of the present work was to evaluate the potential of a Gi-protein inhibitor encapsulated in liposomes in reducing the inflammatory effects induced by LPS in monocytes/macrophages...
2018: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317531/melanocortin-overexpression-limits-diet-induced-inflammation-and-atherosclerosis-in-ldlr-mice
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Salla Nuutinen, Liisa Ailanen, Eriika Savontaus, Petteri Rinne
Atherosclerosis is a chronic inflammatory disease of the arteries. The disease is initiated by endothelial dysfunction that allows the transport of leukocytes and low-density lipoprotein into the vessel wall forming atherosclerotic plaques. The melanocortin system is an endogenous peptide system that regulates, for example, energy homeostasis and cardiovascular function. Melanocortin treatment with endogenous or synthetic melanocortin peptides reduces body weight, protects the endothelium and alleviates vascular inflammation, but the long-term effects of melanocortin system activation on atheroprogression remain largely unknown...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317256/nandrolone-combined-with-strenuous-resistance-training-reduces-vascular-nitric-oxide-bioavailability-and-impairs-endothelium-dependent-vasodilation
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Vinicius Guzzoni, Tatiana Sousa Cunha, Vander José das Neves, Larissa Briet, Rafaela Costa, Maria José Costa Sampaio Moura, Vanessa Oliveira, Maria do Carmo Pinho Franco, Pedro Duarte Novaes, Fernanda Klein Marcondes
Anabolic Androgenic Steroids (AASs) misuse has increased among adolescents and recreational athletes due to their potential effects on muscle hypertrophy. On the other hand, AAS might induce alterations on cardiovascular system, although some controversies regarding AAS on vascular properties remain unknown. To address this question, we aimed to investigate the effects of high doses of nandrolone combined with strenuous resistance training (RT) on function and structure of thoracic aorta. Rats were randomized into four groups: non-trained vehicle (NTV), trained vehicle (TV), non-trained nandrolone (NTN), and trained nandrolone (TN), and submitted to 6 weeks of treatment with nandrolone (5mg/kg, twice a week) and/or resistance training...
January 6, 2018: Steroids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316425/hedgehog-pathway-drives-fusion-negative-rhabdomyosarcoma-initiated-from-non-myogenic-endothelial-progenitors
#17
Catherine J Drummond, Jason A Hanna, Matthew R Garcia, Daniel J Devine, Alana J Heyrana, David Finkelstein, Jerold E Rehg, Mark E Hatley
Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) is a pediatric soft tissue sarcoma that histologically resembles embryonic skeletal muscle. RMS occurs throughout the body and an exclusively myogenic origin does not account for RMS occurring in sites devoid of skeletal muscle. We previously described an RMS model activating a conditional constitutively active Smoothened mutant (SmoM2) with aP2-Cre. Using genetic fate mapping, we show SmoM2 expression in Cre-expressing endothelial progenitors results in myogenic transdifferentiation and RMS...
January 8, 2018: Cancer Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313304/essential-hypertension-and-functional-microvascular-ageing
#18
REVIEW
Rosa Maria Bruno, Stefano Masi, Marco Taddei, Stefano Taddei, Agostino Virdis
In healthy conditions, the endothelium plays a pivotal role in maintaining vascular homeostasis, mainly by the production of the relaxing factor nitric oxide (NO), which protects the vessel wall from those mechanisms favouring the development of vascular atherosclerosis. Aging is a powerful cardiovascular risk factors associated with endothelial dysfunction. In details, an alteration in the NO substrate L-arginine is the major factor responsible for endothelial dysfunction with advancing age, while reactive oxygen species (ROS) excess generation, which in turn reduce NO availability, plays a role in oldest individuals only...
January 9, 2018: High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention: the Official Journal of the Italian Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310801/mechanisms-of-i-r-induced-endothelium-dependent-vasodilator-dysfunction
#19
Ronald J Korthuis
Ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) induces leukocyte/endothelial cell adhesive interactions (LECA) in postcapillary venules and impaired endothelium-dependent, NO-mediated dilatory responses (EDD) in upstream arterioles. A large body of evidence has implicated reactive oxygen species, adherent leukocytes, and proteases in postischemic EDD dysfunction in conduit arteries. However, arterioles represent the major site for the regulation of vascular resistance but have received less attention with regard to the mechanisms underlying their reduced responsiveness to EDD stimuli in I/R...
2018: Advances in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309832/vascular-function-and-cholecalciferol-supplementation-in-ckd-a-self-controlled-case-series
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Vivek Kumar, Ashok Kumar Yadav, Manphool Singhal, Vinod Kumar, Anupam Lal, Debasish Banerjee, Krishan Lal Gupta, Vivekanand Jha
Vitamin D deficiency is common and associated with mortality in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the commonest cause of mortality in CKD patients. In a randomized, double blind, placebo controlled trial, we have recently reported favorable effects of vitamin D supplementation on vascular & endothelial function and inflammatory biomarkers in vitamin D deficient patients with non-diabetic stage 3-4 CKD (J Am Soc Nephrol 28: 3100-3108, 2017). Subjects in the placebo group who had still not received vitamin D after completion of the trial received two oral doses 300000 IU of oral cholecalciferol at 8 weeks interval followed by flow mediated dilatation (FMD), pulse wave velocity (PWV), circulating endothelial and inflammatory markers (E-Selectin, vWF, hsCRP and IL-6), 1,25 (OH)2D, iPTH and iFGF-23 assessment at 16 weeks...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
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