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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641276/atherosclerosis-and-the-hydrogen-sulfide-signaling-pathway-therapeutic-approaches-to-disease-prevention
#1
Zhi-Jun Wang, Jian Wu, Wei Guo, Yi-Zhun Zhu
Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is now admitted as a third gasotransmitter together with nitric oxide (NO) and carbon monoxide (CO), albeit it was originally considered as a foul and poisonous gas. Endogenous H2S production in mammalian cells is counting on the three enzymes acting on cysteine. Involvement of H2S in various physiological and pathological processes has been extensively studied in the last fifteen years. Mounting evidence suggests that H2S is able to protect against atherosclerosis development and progression...
June 23, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641140/effect-of-c1-inh-on-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-a-porcine-limb-ex-vivo-perfusion-model
#2
Mai M Abdelhafez, Jane Shaw, Damian Sutter, Jonas Schnider, Yara Banz, Hansjörg Jenni, Esther Voegelin, Mihai A Constantinescu, Robert Rieben
Revascularization of an amputated limb within 4-6h is essential to avoid extensive ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury leading to vascular leakage, edema and tissue necrosis. I/R injury is a pathological inflammatory condition that occurs during reperfusion of an organ or tissue after prolonged ischemia. It is characterized by a complex crosstalk between endothelial cell activation and the activation of plasma cascades. Vasculoprotective pharmacological intervention to prevent I/R injury might be an option to prolong the time window between limb amputation and successful replantation...
June 19, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640917/human-hantavirus-infection-elicits-pronounced-redistribution-of-mononuclear-phagocytes-in-peripheral-blood-and-airways
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Saskia Scholz, Faezzah Baharom, Gregory Rankin, Kimia T Maleki, Shawon Gupta, Sindhu Vangeti, Jamshid Pourazar, Andrea Discacciati, Jonas Höijer, Matteo Bottai, Niklas K Björkström, Johan Rasmuson, Magnus Evander, Anders Blomberg, Hans-Gustaf Ljunggren, Jonas Klingström, Clas Ahlm, Anna Smed-Sörensen
Hantaviruses infect humans via inhalation of virus-contaminated rodent excreta. Infection can cause severe disease with up to 40% mortality depending on the viral strain. The virus primarily targets the vascular endothelium without direct cytopathic effects. Instead, exaggerated immune responses may inadvertently contribute to disease development. Mononuclear phagocytes (MNPs), including monocytes and dendritic cells (DCs), orchestrate the adaptive immune responses. Since hantaviruses are transmitted via inhalation, studying immunological events in the airways is of importance to understand the processes leading to immunopathogenesis...
June 22, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636510/the-balance-of-omega-3-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-for-reducing-residual-risks-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
#4
Yuji Nishizaki, Kazunori Shimada, Hiroyuki Daida
Residual risk, which cannot be prevented by statins alone, must be controlled for inhibiting the onset of coronary events. Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) play an important role in controlling residual risk. The Japan eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) Lipid Intervention Study demonstrated the inhibitory effect of high-purity EPA preparations on the residual risk of cardiovascular events. Omega-3 PUFAs inhibit coronary artery disease (CAD) through various actions, including triglyceride-lowering action...
March 21, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635612/consequences-of-lipopolysaccharide-and-n-3-polyunsaturated-fatty-acid-administration-on-aortic-function-of-spontaneously-hypertensive-rats
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Barbara Kaprinay, Ruzena Sotnikova, Karel Frimmel, Jakub Krizak, Iveta Bernatova, Jana Navarova, Ludmila Okruhlicova
The aim of the work was to study the delayed effect of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) administration on endothelial function of the aorta of rats with genetic hypertension. Further, the possibility to ameliorate LPS-induced changes by n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFA) was tested. Rats received a bolus of 1 mg/kg LPS i.p.; n-3 PUFA were administered in the dose of 30 mg/kg daily for 10 days p.o.. Ten days after receiving of LPS, the body weight gain of rats was statistically lower compared to control rats (p < 0...
July 2017: General Physiology and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635124/regular-aerobic-exercise-reduces-endothelin-1-mediated-vasoconstrictor-tone-in-overweight-and-obese-adults
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Caitlin A Dow, Brian L Stauffer, Danielle L Brunjes, Jared J Greiner, Christopher A DeSouza
Endothelin (ET)-1-mediated vasoconstrictor tone is elevated in overweight and obese adults, contributing to vasomotor dysfunction and increased cardiovascular disease risk. While the effects of habitual aerobic exercise on endothelium-dependent vasodilation in overweight/obese adults has been studied, little is known regarding ET-1 vasoconstriction. Accordingly, the aims of the present study were to determine: (1) if regular aerobic exercise training reduces ET-1-mediated vasoconstrictor tone in overweight and obese adults; and, if so (2) whether the reduction in ET-1 vasoconstriction contributes to exercise-induced improvement in endothelium-dependent vasodilation in this population...
June 20, 2017: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634582/cancer-stem-cells-in-moderately-differentiated-lip-squamous-cell-carcinoma-express-components-of-the-renin-angiotensin-system
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Rachna S Ram, Helen D Brasch, Jonathan C Dunne, Paul F Davis, Swee T Tan, Tinte Itinteang
AIM: We investigated the expression of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) by cancer stem cell (CSC) subpopulations we have identified in moderately differentiated lip squamous cell carcinoma (MDLSCC). METHOD: Ten MDLSCC samples underwent 3,3-diaminobenzidine (DAB) and immunofluorescent immunohistochemical (IHC) staining for (pro)renin receptor (PRR), angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE), angiotensin II receptor 1 (ATIIR1), and receptor 2 (ATIIR2). NanoString analysis and Western blotting (WB) were performed on six MDLSCC samples for gene and protein expression, respectively...
2017: Frontiers in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634392/the-traditional-chinese-medicine-achyranthes-bidentata-and-our-de-novo-conception-of-its-metastatic-chemoprevention-from-phytochemistry-to-pharmacology
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Zhou Jiang, Jun Qian, Haiyan Dong, Jingyi Yang, Xiaobo Yu, Jianzhong Chen, Hongning Chen, Qing Shi, Lee Jia
Our recent biosystems analysis revealed similarities between embryonic implantation and cancer cell adhesion, which suggests that abortifacients may be good for safe and effective metastatic chemoprevention targeting circulating tumor cells (CTC). Here we test the hypothesis by using the well-known abortion herb Achyranthes bidentata Blume (A. bidentata). Five compounds were separated from the herb root. Among them, ginsenoside Ro was the most potent in inhibiting embryonic implantation within non-cytotoxic concentrations...
June 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633977/vascular-endothelial-cell-mechanosensing-new-insights-gained-from-biomimetic-microfluidic-models
#9
REVIEW
Kelsey M Gray, Kimberly M Stroka
In vivo, cells of the vascular system are subjected to various mechanical stimuli and have demonstrated the ability to adapt their behavior via mechanotransduction. Recent advances in microfluidic and "on-chip" techniques have provided the technology to study these alterations in cell behavior. Contrary to traditional in vitro assays such as transwell plates and parallel plate flow chambers, these microfluidic devices (MFDs) provide the opportunity to integrate multiple mechanical cues (e.g. shear stress, confinement, substrate stiffness, vessel geometry and topography) with in situ quantification capabilities...
June 17, 2017: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631905/-rationale-of-pharmacotherapy-duration-in-patients-with-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia-a-clinical-morphological-study
#10
M E Sitdykova, D E Tsyplakov, E N Sitdykov, A R Nurtdinov
AIM: To investigate the nature of morphological alterations in the urinary bladder wall in BPH patients receiving pharmacotherapy to establish treatment time limits. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study comprised 120 BPH patients who underwent a transvesical adenomectomy. Prior to the surgery, 110 patients received pharmacotherapy (-blockers and 5-reductase inhibitors) lasting from 1-6 months to 5-10 years. Preoperative evaluation included a standard diagnostic algorithm...
June 2017: Urologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631601/viral-genes-and-cellular-markers-associated-with-neurological-complications-during-herpesvirus-infections
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Carine L Holz, Rahul K Nelli, M Eilidh Wilson, Lila M Zarski, Walid Azab, Rachel Baumgardner, Nikolaus Osterrieder, Anthony Pease, Liangliang Zhang, Sarah Hession, Lutz S Goehring, Stephen B Hussey, Gisela Soboll Hussey
Despite the importance of neurological disorders associated with herpesviruses, the mechanism by which these viruses influence the central nervous system (CNS) has not been definitively established. Owing to the limitations of studying neuropathogenicity of human herpesviruses in their natural host, many aspects of their pathogenicity and immune response are studied in animal models. Here, we present an important model system that enables studying neuropathogenicity of herpesviruses in the natural host. Equine herpesvirus type 1 (EHV-1) is an alphaherpesvirus that causes a devastating neurological disease (EHV-1 myeloencephalopathy; EHM) in horses...
June 20, 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630766/corneal-endothelial-characteristics-central-corneal-thickness-and-intraocular-pressure-in-a-population-of-chinese-age-related-cataract-patients
#12
Yingmei Li, Zhentao Fu, Jian Liu, Miao Li, Yuguang Zhang, Xinyi Wu
PURPOSE: To describe corneal endothelial characteristics, central corneal thickness, and intraocular pressure in a population of Chinese age-related cataract patients and to determine the effects of age, gender, hypertension, and body mass index (BMI). METHODS: 1551 eyes were examined preoperatively. The parameters measured were endothelial cell density (CD), average cell area (CA), coefficient of variation (CV), cell hexagonality (HEX), central corneal thickness (CCT), intraocular pressure (IOP), and axial length (AL)...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630004/co-releasing-molecules-2-attenuates-ox-ldl-induced-injury-in-huvecs-by-ameliorating-mitochondrial-function-and-inhibiting-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-pathway
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Hai-Jian Sun, Dong-Yan Xu, Yi-Xin Sun, Tong Xue, Chen-Xing Zhang, Zhi-Xuan Zhang, Wei Lin, Ke-Xue Li
Oxidized low-density lipoprotein (ox-LDL) is well known to disrupt normal functionality of endothelium, which plays a prominent role in endothelial dysfunction in many cardiovascular diseases. CO-releasing molecule 2 (CORM-2) is a promising candidate for treatment of cardiovascular diseases. However, it has not been defined whether CORM-2 might improve endothelial injury induced by ox-LDL. The present study was undertaken to determine the regulatory role of CORM-2 in cell injury of ox-LDL-treated human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs)...
June 16, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629519/erythropoietin-endogenous-protection-of-ischemic-brain
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Robert T Mallet, Myoung-Gwi Ryou
The human brain requires uninterrupted delivery of blood-borne oxygen and nutrients to sustain its function. Focal ischemia, particularly, ischemic stroke, and global ischemia imposed by cardiac arrest disrupt the brain's fuel supply. The resultant ATP depletion initiates a complex injury cascade encompassing intracellular Ca(2+) overload, glutamate excitotoxicity, oxido-nitrosative stress, extracellular matrix degradation, and inflammation, culminating in neuronal and astroglial necrosis and apoptosis, neurocognitive deficits, and even death...
2017: Vitamins and Hormones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629122/age-related-changes-in-immunological-and-physiological-responses-following-pulmonary-challenge
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REVIEW
Edmund J Miller, Helena M Linge
This review examines the current status of knowledge of sepsis and pneumonia in the elderly population and how the dynamics of the pulmonary challenge affects outcome and consequences. Led by an unprecedented shift in demographics, where a larger proportion of the population will reach an older age, clinical and experimental research shows that aging is associated with certain pulmonary changes, but it is during infectious insult of the lungs, as in the case of pneumonia, that the age-related differences in responsiveness and endurance become obvious and lead to a worse outcome than in the younger population...
June 17, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628621/time-course-of-vcam-1-expression-in-reperfused-myocardial-infarction-in-swine-and-its-relation-to-retention-of-intracoronary-administered-bone-marrow-derived-mononuclear-cells
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André Uitterdijk, Bianca C W Groenendijk, Charlotte Gorsse-Bakker, Anna Panasewicz, Stefan Sneep, Dennie Tempel, Esther H van de Kamp, Daphne Merkus, Willem J van der Giessen, Dirk J Duncker
BACKGROUND: Intracoronary infusion of autologous bone marrow-derived mononuclear cells (BMMNC), after acute myocardial infarction (AMI), has been shown to improve myocardial function. However, therapeutic efficacy is limited, possibly because cell retention rates are low, suggesting that optimization of cell retention might increase therapeutic efficacy. Since retention of injected BMMNC is observed only within infarcted, but not remote, myocardium, we hypothesized that adhesion molecules on activated endothelium following reperfusion are essential...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628347/preventive-treatment-with-atorvastatin-ameliorates-endothelial-dysfunction-of-small-pulmonary-arteries-in-monocrotaline-induced-pulmonary-hypertensive-rats
#17
Zhihong Lin, Zhi Jiang, Xiaodong Huang, Xiaoqi Cai, Huajun Wang, Liangdi Xie
This study examined the effects of preventive atorvastatin (Ator) treatment on vasodilatation of small pulmonary arteries (SPAs) in monocrotaline (MCT)-induced pulmonary hypertensive rats. SD rats were randomly assigned to: normal control (Ctr), pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), PAH treated with 5 mg/kg/d Ator (LAtor), or 10 mg/kg/d Ator (HAtor). PAH was induced by MCT injection (40 mg/kg, i.p.). Mean pulmonary artery pressure (mPAP), right ventricular hypertrophy index (RVHI%), endothelium-dependent relaxations (EDdRs), and endothelium-independent relaxations (EDiRs) were determined...
June 19, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628258/tankyrase-inhibition-regulates-corpus-luteum-development-and-luteal-function-in-gonadotropin-treated-rats
#18
Accialini Paula, Irusta Griselda, Bechis Andres, Bas Diana, Parborell Fernanda, Abramovich Dalhia, Tesone Marta
Tankyrases are physiological regulators of Axin, a protein involved in several cellular processes, including Wnt signaling. Here, we investigated the effect of a specific Tankyrase inhibitor (XAV939) in follicular-luteal dynamics, and its possible relationship with ovarian vascular development. Studies were designed to analyze the effect of intrabursa administration of XAV939 in gonadotropin-treated prepubertal rats. In particular, we examined follicle and corpus luteum development, steroidogenesis, angiogenic markers, and apoptotic parameters...
June 19, 2017: Molecular Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628231/gene-therapy-decreases-seizures-in-a-model-of-incontinentia-pigmenti
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Godwin K Dogbevia, Kathrin Töllner, Jakob Körbelin, Sonja Bröer, Dirk A Ridder, Hanna Grasshoff, Claudia Brandt, Jan Wenzel, Beate K Straub, Martin Trepel, Wolfgang Löscher, Markus Schwaninger
OBJECTIVE: Incontinentia pigmenti (IP) is a genetic disease leading to severe neurological symptoms, such as epileptic seizures, but no specific treatment is available. IP is caused by pathogenic variants that inactivate the Nemo gene. Replacing Nemo through gene therapy might provide therapeutic benefits. METHODS: In a mouse model of IP we administered a single intravenous dose of the AAV vector AAV-BR1-CAG-NEMO delivering the Nemo gene to the brain endothelium...
June 19, 2017: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628220/importance-of-endothelial-dysfunction-biomarkers-in-patients-with-crimean-congo-hemorrhagic-fever
#20
Mustafa Arslan, Gürdal Yilmaz, Ahmet Mentese, Hülya Yilmaz, S Caner Karahan, Iftihar Koksal
BACKGROUND: The pathogenesis of the Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) and the cause of the hemorrhage are not yet fully understood. However, the endothelium plays a key role in the pathogenesis. The purpose of this study was to investigate endothelial dysfunction markers [asymmetrical dimethyl arginine(ADMA), endothelin 1(ET-1), thrombomodulin(TM), von Willebrand factor(vWf) and intercellular adhesion molecule(ICAM-1)] in serum in patients with CCHF and their associations with hemorrhage...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Medical Virology
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