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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156815/the-effect-of-aspirin-on-circulating-netrin-1-levels-in-humans-is-dependent-on-the-inflammatory-status-of-the-vascular-endothelium
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Kerry Layne, Timothy Goodman, Albert Ferro, Gabriella Passacquale
In atherosclerotic animal models, the cyclo-oxygenase (COX)-inhibitor aspirin counteracts downregulation of endothelial-derived netrin-1, thus reducing arterial inflammation. We here explored the effect of aspirin on netrin-1 in healthy subjects undergoing influenza immunisation, which is an established experimental model of inflammation-related endothelial dysfunction. Our data showed that netrin-1 undergoes reduction (-29.25% from baseline; p=0.0017) in the presence of endothelial activation (VCAM-1 rose by 9...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155458/localization-of-surfactant-protein-d-in-the-rheumatoid-synovial-membrane
#2
Anne Friesgaard Christensen, Grith Lykke Sorensen, Kirsten Junker, Peter Hvidbak Revald, Claus Varnum, Flemming Brandt Sorensen, Peter Junker
Surfactant protein-D (SP-D) is a collectin, which plays an important role in airway protection and inflammation. The molecule has both pro- and anti-inflammatory capacities depending on its molecular size. Its involvement in joint diseases is largely unknown and the aim of this investigation was to study SP-D occurrence and distribution in the synovial membrane of patients with long-standing rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis (OA). Six RA patients and six OA patients, who underwent total hip arthroplasty, were included in the study...
November 20, 2017: APMIS: Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica, et Immunologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155363/homocysteine-inhibits-endothelial-progenitor-cell-proliferation-via-dnmt1-mediated-hypomethylation-of-cyclin-a
#3
Hui-Ping Zhang, Yan-Hua Wang, Sheng-Chao Ma, Hui Zhang, An-Ning Yang, Xiao-Ling Yang, Ming-Hao Zhang, Jian-Min Sun, Yin-Ju Hao, Yi-Deng Jiang
Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) contribute to neovasculogenesis and reendothelialization of damaged blood vessels to maintain the endothelium. Dysfunction of EPCs is implicated in the pathogenesis of vascular injury induced by homocysteine (Hcy). We aimed to investigate the role of Cyclin A in Hcy-induced EPCs dysfunction and explore its molecular mechanism. In this study, by treatment of EPCs with Hcy, we found that the expression of Cyclin A mRNA and protein were significantly downregulated in a dose-dependent manner...
November 16, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155298/mechanisms-of-l-alpha-lysophosphatidylinositol-induced-relaxation-in-human-pulmonary-arteries
#4
Olga Karpińska, Marta Baranowska-Kuczko, Barbara Malinowska, Monika Kloza, Magdalena Kusaczuk, Agnieszka Gęgotek, Paweł Golec, Irena Kasacka, Hanna Kozłowska
AIMS: l-Alpha-lysophosphatidylinositol (LPI) is an endogenous agonist of G protein-coupled receptor 55 (GPR55) which relaxes mesenteric arteries on activation. The aim of the present study was to determine the influence and underlying mechanisms of LPI-induced relaxation in human pulmonary arteries (hPAs). MAIN METHODS: Functional studies were performed in isolated hPAs using organ bath technique. The expression of GPR55 in hPAs and bronchioles was determined by real-time qPCR, Western blot analysis, and immunohistochemistry...
November 16, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155213/human-umbilical-vein-endothelium-derived-exosomes-play-a-role-in-foetoplacental-endothelial-dysfunction-in-gestational-diabetes-mellitus
#5
Tamara Sáez, Rocío Salsoso, Andrea Leiva, Fernando Toledo, Paul de Vos, Marijke Faas, Luis Sobrevia
Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) characterizes by foetoplacental endothelial dysfunction. Human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) from women with GDM show increased L-arginine transport via the human cationic amino acid transporter 1 (hCAT-1). Moreover, expression of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) and nitric oxide synthesis are increased. Exosomes are increased in maternal plasma from GDM. We evaluated the role of foetoplacental endothelial exosomes on endothelial dysfunction in GDM. Exosomes were isolated from HUVECs from normal (ExN) and GDM (ExGDM) pregnancies...
November 15, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154898/evaluation-of-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-mri-biomarkers-for-stratified-cancer-medicine-how-do-permeability-and-perfusion-vary-between-human-tumours
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Ross A Little, Hervé Barjat, Jennifer I Hare, Mary Jenner, Yvonne Watson, Susan Cheung, Katherine Holliday, Weijuan Zhang, James P B O'Connor, Simon T Barry, Sanyogitta Puri, Geoffrey J M Parker, John C Waterton
BACKGROUND: Solid tumours exhibit enhanced vessel permeability and fenestrated endothelium to varying degree, but it is unknown how this varies in patients between and within tumour types. Dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) MRI provides a measure of perfusion and permeability, the transfer constant K(trans), which could be employed for such comparisons in patients. AIM: To test the hypothesis that different tumour types exhibit systematically different K(trans). MATERIALS AND METHODS: DCE-MRI data were retrieved from 342 solid tumours in 230 patients...
November 14, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154455/translational-evidence-of-prothrombotic-and-inflammatory-endothelial-damage-in-cushing-syndrome-after-remission
#7
Gloria Aranda, Rebeca Fernandez-Ruiz, Marta Palomo, Mónica Romo, Mireia Mora, Irene Halperin, Gregori Casals, Joaquim Enseñat, Oscar Vidal, Maribel Diaz-Ricart, Felicia A Hanzu
OBJECTIVE: Sustained evidence from observational studies indicates that after remission of Cushing Syndrome (CS) a cardiovascular risk phenotype persists. Here we performed a translational study in active CS and CS in remission to evaluate the subclinical cardiometabolic burden and to explore the direct proinflammatory and prothrombotic potential of their sera on the endothelium in an in vitro translational atherothrombotic cell model. PATIENTS: Cross-sectional study...
November 20, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154126/the-wnt-inhibitor-apcdd1-coordinates-vascular-remodeling-and-barrier-maturation-of-retinal-blood-vessels
#8
Jenna Mazzoni, Julian R Smith, Sanjid Shahriar, Tyler Cutforth, Bernardo Ceja, Dritan Agalliu
Coordinating angiogenesis with acquisition of tissue-specific properties in endothelial cells is essential for vascular function. In the retina, endothelial cells form a blood-retina barrier by virtue of tight junctions and low transcytosis. While the canonical Norrin/Fz4/Lrp5/6 pathway is essential for angiogenesis, vascular remodeling, and barrier maturation, how these diverse processes are coordinated remains poorly understood. Here we demonstrate that Apcdd1, a negative regulator of Wnt/β-catenin signaling, is expressed in retinal endothelial cells during angiogenesis and barrier formation...
November 4, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153487/endothelial-cell-metabolism-in-health-and-disease
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REVIEW
Katerina Rohlenova, Koen Veys, Ines Miranda-Santos, Katrien De Bock, Peter Carmeliet
The metabolism of endothelial cells (ECs) has only recently been recognized as a driving force of angiogenesis. Metabolic pathways, such as glycolysis, fatty acid oxidation, and glutamine metabolism, have distinct, essential roles during vessel formation. Moreover, EC metabolism is markedly perturbed in pathologies such as cancer and diabetes. For instance, because tumor ECs increase glycolysis, lowering hyperglycolysis in tumor ECs induces therapeutic benefits in preclinical tumor models. Expanding our knowledge of how ECs alter their metabolism in disease could pave the way for novel therapeutic opportunities...
November 16, 2017: Trends in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153200/adrenomedullin-as-a-biomarker-of-heart-failure
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REVIEW
Toshio Nishikimi, Yasuaki Nakagawa
Adrenomedullin (AM) is a vasodilatory peptide originally discovered in human pheochromocytoma tissue. Although AM is highly expressed in the adrenal glands, heart, lungs, and kidneys, vascular endothelium and smooth muscle are thought to be the main source of plasma AM. The AM precursor is processed to AM-glycine, which is then converted to AM-mature through C-terminal amidation. In this process, mid-regional pro-adrenomedullin (MR-proAM) is also produced. Plasma AM, AM-mature, AM-glycine, and MR-proAM levels are all higher in patients with heart failure than healthy subjects in proportional to the disease severity...
January 2018: Heart Failure Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151079/mechanisms-of-vasorelaxation-induced-by-total-flavonoids-of-euphorbia-humifusa-in-rat-aorta
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T T Wang, Z Q Zhou, S Wang, X W Ji, B Wu, L Y Sun, J F Wen, D G Kang, H S Lee, K W Cho, S N Jin
Euphorbia humifusa Willd. (EH), rich in flavonoids, has long been used for the treatment of bacillary dysentery and enteritis in China, and is known to have antioxidant, hypotensive and hypolipidemic properties. However, the vasorelaxant effect of total flavonoids of EH (TFEH) and action mechanisms are not clearly defined yet. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of TFEH on the vascular tension and its underlying mechanisms. Experiments were performed in rat thoracic aorta using the organ bath system...
August 2017: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151069/nitroso-sulfide-coupled-signaling-triggers-specific-vasoactive-effects-in-the-intrarenal-arteries-of-patients-with-arterial-hypertension
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S Cacanyiova, A Berenyiova, P Balis, F Kristek, M Grman, K Ondrias, J Breza, J Breza
In normotensive conditions, it has been confirmed that S-nitrosothiols (RSNO), can interact with hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and create new substances with specific vasoactive effects. This interaction could also represent a new regulator signaling pathway in conditions of hypertension. Until now, these effects were studied only in normotensive rats, and they have not been carried out in humans yet. We investigated the vasoactive effects of the products of the H2S/S-nitrosoglutathione (S/GSNO) interaction in lobar arteries (LA) isolated from the nephrectomized kidneys of patients suffering from arterial hypertension and in renal arteries (RA) of spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR)...
August 2017: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151068/crataegus-special-extract-ws-1442-up-to-date-review-of-experimental-and-clinical-experiences
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M Zorniak, B Szydlo, T F Krzeminski
Extracts and tinctures made from Crataegus spp. (Hawthorn) have been used as cardioprotective remedies since ancient times. WS 1442 special extract, manufactured by Dr. W. Schwabe Pharmaceuticals©, made from Crataegus spp. Leaves and flowers is one of the most studied and popular of preparations received from Hawthorn. It is integral, and most important active component of such herbal drugs as Crataegutt® novo 450, and CardioMax®. This standardized extract contains 18.75% oligomeric procyanidins (OPC), which have beneficial cardioprotective values and play a role as free-radicals scavengers, that protect the ischemic heart tissue from neutrophile elastase action successions...
August 2017: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150495/small-dense-high-density-lipoproteins-display-potent-vasorelaxing-activity-reflecting-their-elevated-content-of-sphingosine-1-phosphate
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Laurence Persegol, Maryam Darabi, Carolane Dauteuille, Marie Lhomme, Sandrine Chantepie, Kerry-Anne Rye, Patrice Therond, M John Chapman, Robert Salvayre, Anne Negre-Salvayre, Philippe Lesnik, Serge Monier, Anatol Kontush
AIMS: Functional heterogeneity of HDL is attributed to its diverse bioactive components. We evaluated whether vasodilatory effects of HDL differed across HDL subpopulations, reflecting their distinct molecular composition. METHODS: Capacity of five major HDL subfractions to counteract inhibitory effects of oxidized low-density lipoprotein on acetylcholine-induced vasodilation was tested in a rabbit aortic rings model. Nitric oxide (NO) production, an essential pathway in endothelium-dependent vasorelaxation, was studied in SV40-transformed murine endothelial cells (SVEC)...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150280/nk-cell-recruitment-and-exercise-potential-immunotherapeutic-role-of-shear-stress-and-endothelial-health
#15
William Evans
Positive cancer patient outcomes, including increased time to recurrent events, have been associated with increased counts and function of natural killer (NK) cells. NK cell counts and function are elevated following acute exercise, and the generally accepted mechanism of increased recruitment suggests that binding of epinephrine releases NK cells from endothelial tissue via decreases in adhesion molecules following. I propose that blood flow-induced shear stress may also play a role in NK cell recruitment from the endothelium...
November 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150269/potential-role-of-the-virchow-robin-space-in-the-pathogenesis-of-bacterial-meningitis
#16
Patrick Chan, Denis J Meerdink, James A Uchizono
Meningitis is an infectious disease commonly arising from a bacterial etiology. The rapid progression of morbidity and mortality due to bacterial meningitis requires critical and imminent time-dependent clinical intervention. Although it is unambiguously clear that bacteria must infiltrate the cerebrospinal fluid, the sequence of events in the pathogenesis of bacterial meningitis has not been fully elucidated. Most reviews of the pathogenesis of bacterial meningitis do not specify the anatomical location of bacteria following BBB traversal...
November 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148061/endocannabinoids-modulate-gq-11-protein-coupled-receptor-agonist-induced-vasoconstriction-via-a-negative-feedback-mechanism
#17
REVIEW
Olga Karpińska, Marta Baranowska-Kuczko, Monika Kloza, Hanna Kozłowska
OBJECTIVES: The endocannabinoid (eCB) system centrally and peripherally regulates cardiovascular parameters, including blood pressure, in health and disease. The relationship between Gq/11 protein-coupled receptor activation, regulation of eCBs release (mainly 2-arachidonoylglycerol) and subsequent CB1 receptor activation was initially observed in the central nervous system. Here, we review the latest findings from systemic physiological studies which include for the first time data from pulmonary arteries...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146864/acute-hypoxia-reoxygenation-and-vascular-oxygen-sensing-in-the-chicken-embryo
#18
Riazuddin Mohammed, Carlos E Salinas, Dino A Giussani, Carlos E Blanco, Angel L Cogolludo, Eduardo Villamor
Fetal/perinatal hypoxia is one of the most common causes of perinatal morbidity and mortality and is frequently accompannied by vascular dysfunction. However, the mechanisms involved have not been fully delineated. We hypothesized that exposure to acute hypoxia-reoxygenation induces alterations in vascular O2 sensing/signaling as well as in endothelial function in the chicken embryo pulmonary artery (PA), mesenteric artery (MA), femoral artery (FA), and ductus arteriosus (DA). Noninternally pipped 19-day embryos were exposed to 10% O2 for 30 min followed by reoxygenation with 21% O2 or 80% O2 Another group was constantly maintained at 21% O2 or at 21% O2 for 30 min and then exposed to 80% O2 Following treatment, responses of isolated blood vessels to hypoxia as well as endothelium-dependent (acetylcholine) and -independent (sodium nitroprusside and forskolin) relaxation were investigated in a wire myograph...
November 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146749/statins-promote-cardiac-infarct-healing-by-modulating-endothelial-barrier-function-revealed-by-contrast-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#19
Geert J Leenders, Mirjam B Smeets, Maaike van den Boomen, Monique Berben, Miranda Nabben, Dianne van Strijp, Gustav J Strijkers, Jeanine J Prompers, Fatih Arslan, Klaas Nicolay, Katrien Vandoorne
OBJECTIVE: The endothelium has a crucial role in wound healing, acting as a barrier to control transit of leukocytes. Endothelial barrier function is impaired in atherosclerosis preceding myocardial infarction (MI). Besides lowering lipids, statins modulate endothelial function. Here, we noninvasively tested whether statins affect permeability at the inflammatory (day 3) and the reparative (day 7) phase of infarct healing post-MI using contrast-enhanced cardiac magnetic resonance imaging...
November 16, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146208/glaucoma-associated-corneal-endothelial-cell-damage-a-review
#20
REVIEW
Ben J Janson, Wallace L Alward, Young H Kwon, Daniel I Bettis, John H Fingert, Lorraine M Provencher, Kenneth M Goins, Michael D Wagoner, Mark A Greiner
The corneal endothelium is critical in maintaining a healthy and clear cornea. Corneal endothelial cells have a significant reserve function, but preservation of these cells is paramount as they have limited regenerative capacity. Glaucoma is a prevalent disease, and damage to the corneal endothelium may be caused by the disease process itself as well as by its treatment. The mechanisms involved in glaucoma-associated damage to the corneal endothelium need further investigation. Understanding how glaucoma and glaucoma surgery impact the endothelium is important for protecting corneal clarity and visual acuity in all glaucoma patients, including those undergoing corneal transplant...
November 13, 2017: Survey of Ophthalmology
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