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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138472/functional-characterization-of-the-ucp1-associated-oxidative-phenotype-of-human-epicardial-adipose-tissue
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Kanta Chechi, Pierre Voisine, Patrick Mathieu, Mathieu Laplante, Sébastian Bonnet, Frédéric Picard, Philippe Joubert, Denis Richard
Brown fat presence and metabolic activity has been associated with lower body mass index, higher insulin sensitivity and better cardiometabolic profile in humans. We, and others, have previously reported the presence of Ucp1, a marker of brown adipocytes, in human epicardial adipose tissue (eAT). Characterization of the metabolic activity and associated physiological relevance of Ucp1 within eAT, however, is still awaited. Here, we validate the presence of Ucp1 within human eAT and its 'beige' nature. Using in-vitro analytical approaches, we further characterize its thermogenic potential and demonstrate that human eAT is capable of undergoing enhanced uncoupling respiration upon stimulation...
November 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131497/development-of-endothelial-cell-networks-in-3d-tissues-by-combination-of-melt-electrospinning-writing-with-cell-accumulation-technology
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Sarah Bertlein, Daichi Hikimoto, Gernot Hochleitner, Julia Hümmer, Tomasz Jungst, Michiya Matsusaki, Mitsuru Akashi, Jürgen Groll
A remaining challenge in tissue engineering approaches is the in vitro vascularization of engineered constructs or tissues. Current approaches in engineered vascularized constructs are often limited in the control of initial vascular network geometry, which is crucial to ensure full functionality of these constructs with regard to cell survival, metabolic activity, and potential differentiation ability. Herein, the combination of 3D-printed poly-ε-caprolactone scaffolds via melt electrospinning writing with the cell-accumulation technique to enable the formation and control of capillary-like network structures is reported...
November 13, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130962/trimethylamine-n-oxide-instigates-nlrp3-inflammasome-activation-and-endothelial-dysfunction
#3
Krishna M Boini, Tahir Hussain, Pin-Lan Li, Sai S Koka
BACKGROUND/AIM: Plasma trimethylamine-N-oxide (TMAO), a product of intestinal microbial metabolism of dietary phosphatidylcholine has been recently associated with atherosclerosis and increased risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) in rodents and humans. However, the molecular mechanisms of how TMAO induces atherosclerosis and CVD progression are still unclear. The present study tested whether TMAO induces NLRP3 inflammasome formation and activation and thereby contributes to endothelial injury initiating atherogenesis...
November 6, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130103/hypoxia-induced-inhibition-of-the-endocannabinoid-system-in-glioblastoma-cells
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Naotoshi Sugimoto, Hiroaki Ishibashi, Hiroyuki Nakamura, Akihiro Yachie, Takako Ohno-Shosaku
The endocannabinoid system plays an important role in the regulation of physiological and pathological conditions, including inflammation and cancer. Hypoxia is a fundamental phenomenon for the establishment and maintenance of the microenvironments in various physiological and pathological conditions. However, the influence of hypoxia on the endocannabinoid system is not fully understood. In the present study, we investigated the effects of hypoxia on the endocannabinoid system in malignant brain tumors. We subjected U-87 MG cells, derived from malignant glioblastoma, to hypoxia (1...
December 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128606/salvianic-acid-a-sodium-protects-huvec-cells-against-tert-butyl-hydroperoxide-induced-oxidative-injury-via-mitochondria-dependent-pathway
#5
Dan Jia, Tian Li, Xiaofei Chen, Xuan Ding, Yifeng Chai, Alex F Chen, Zhenyu Zhu, Chuan Zhang
Salvianic acid A (Danshensu) is a major water-soluble component in Salvia miltiorrhiza (Danshen), which has been widely used in clinic in China for treatment of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). This study aimed to investigate the protective effects of salvianic acid A sodium (SAAS) against tert-butyl hydroperoxide (t-BHP) induced human umbilical vein endothelial cell (HUVEC) oxidative injury and the potential molecular mechanisms. In the antioxidant activity-assessing models, SAAS significantly prevented t-BHP induced cell proliferation inhibition and apoptosis...
November 8, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118911/fibroblast-growth-factor-21-delayed-endothelial-replicative-senescence-and-protected-cells-from-h2o2-induced-premature-senescence-through-sirt1
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Jinhua Yan, Jinli Wang, Huijin Huang, Yi Huang, Tao Mi, Cuntai Zhang, Le Zhang
Vascular aging is an independent risk factor for age-related diseases, including atherosclerosis. Fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21) has been widely recognized as a metabolic regulator that is elevated in response to caloric and nutritional restrictions. Recent studies have demonstrated its emerging role as a pro-longevity hormone, but its effects on the senescence of human umbilical vascular endothelial cells (HUVECs) remain unclear. In the present study, we explored the anti-senescence effects and underlying mechanism of FGF21 on HUVECs...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115584/apolipoprotein-c-iii-in-the-high-density-lipoprotein-proteome-of-cerebral-lacunar-infarction-patients-impairs-its-anti-inflammatory-function
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Pu Lv, Mingming Zhao, Yuanyuan Liu, Haiqiang Jin, Wei Cui, Chenghe Fan, Yuming Teng, Lemin Zheng, Yining Huang
High-density lipoprotein (HDL) proteomic study has identified substantial changes associated with various disease states. In the current study, the HDL proteomes in patients with cerebral lacunar infarction (LACI) and control subjects were investigated. A total of 12 LACI patients without evident large vessel occlusions and 12 controls were enrolled in the study. The HDL fraction from each sample was isolated from the plasma by ultracentrifugation. The protemics of the HDL were investigated using nano liquid chromatography coupled to tandem mass spectrometry...
October 27, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115583/unfavorable-effect-of-calcitriol-and-its-low-calcemic-analogs-on-metastasis-of-4t1-mouse-mammary-gland-cancer
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Artur Anisiewicz, Agata Pawlik, Beata Filip-Psurska, Eliza Turlej, Stanisław Dzimira, Magdalena Milczarek, Katarzyna Gdesz, Diana Papiernik, Joanna Jarosz, Dagmara Kłopotowska, Andrzej Kutner, Andrzej Mazur, Joanna Wietrzyk
Low vitamin D status is considered as a risk factor for breast cancer and has prognostic significance. Furthermore, vitamin D deficiency increases after adjuvant cancer therapy, which alters bone metabolism increasing the risk of osteoporosis. It is now postulated that vitamin D supplementation in breast cancer treatment delays the recurrence of cancer thereby extending survival. We evaluated the impact of calcitriol and its low-calcemic analogs, PRI‑2191 and PRI‑2205, on the tumor growth, angiogenesis, and metastasis of 4T1 mouse mammary gland cancer...
November 2, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115384/atorvastatin-protects-the-proliferative-ability-of-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells-inhibited-by-angiotensin-ii-by-changing-mitochondrial-energy-metabolism
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Ye Chang, Yuan Li, Ning Ye, Xiaofan Guo, Zhao Li, Guozhe Sun, Yingxian Sun
This study aimed to explore whether angiotensin II (Ang II) inhibits the proliferation of human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) by changing mitochondrial energy metabolism, and whether atorvastatin has a protective role via restoration of endothelial function. HUVECs were treated with 1 µM Ang II alone or with 10 µM atorvastatin for 24 h. Proliferation was detected by MTT assay, cell counting, 5‑ethynyl‑2'‑deoxyuridine assay and real‑time cell analyzer. Mitochondrial energy metabolism including oxygen consumption rate and extracellular acidification rate were measured using a Seahorse metabolic flux analyzer...
October 19, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114523/skeletal-muscle-contraction-induced-vasodilation-in-the-microcirculation
#10
REVIEW
Kwang-Seok Hong, Kijeong Kim
Maximal whole body exercise leads skeletal muscle blood flow to markedly increase to match metabolic demands, a phenomenon termed exercise hyperaemia that is accomplished by increasing vasodilation. However, local vasodilatory mechanisms in response to skeletal muscle contraction remain uncertain. This review highlights metabolic vasodilators released from contracting skeletal muscle, endothelium, or blood cells. As a considerable skeletal muscle vasodilation potentially results in hypotension, sympathetic nerve activity needs to be augmented to elevate cardiac output and blood pressure during dynamic exercise...
October 2017: Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113807/cyanate-improves-insulin-sensitivity-and-hepatic-steatosis-in-normal-and-high-fat-fed-mice-anorexic-and-antioxidative-effects
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Seong Sik Kang, Kyo-Cheol Mun, Ji Hae Seo, Misun Choe, Eunyoung Ha
Obesity is an important contributing factor to progression of chronic kidney disease. Cyanate, known as uremic toxin, is an electrophile produced spontaneously from urea or by myeloperoxidase-catalyzed oxidation of thiocyanate. Herein, we explored metabolic effects of cyanate in normal chow diet (NCD)- and high fat diet (HFD)-fed mice. Mice were treated with cyanate (1 mg/mL in drinking water) and fed NCD or HFD. Peritoneal glucose tolerance test (PGTT) and insulin tolerance test (ITT) were performed. Blood urea nitrogen (BUN) and creatinine concentrations were determined...
November 4, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112161/collateral-damage-intended-cancer-associated-fibroblasts-and-vasculature-are-potential-targets-in-cancer-therapy
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REVIEW
Ana Cavaco, Maryam Rezaei, Stephan Niland, Johannes A Eble
After oncogenic transformation, tumor cells rewire their metabolism to obtain sufficient energy and biochemical building blocks for cell proliferation, even under hypoxic conditions. Glucose and glutamine become their major limiting nutritional demands. Instead of being autonomous, tumor cells change their immediate environment not only by their metabolites but also by mediators, such as juxtacrine cell contacts, chemokines and other cytokines. Thus, the tumor cells shape their microenvironment as well as induce resident cells, such as fibroblasts and endothelial cells (ECs), to support them...
November 7, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109098/2-methoxyestradiol-reverses-the-pro-carcinogenic-effect-of-l-lactate-in-osteosarcoma-143b-cells
#13
REVIEW
Magdalena Gorska-Ponikowska, Alicja Kuban-Jankowska, Agnieszka Daca, Stephan Nussberger
BACKGROUND/AIM: According to the reverse Warburg effect, tumor cells may metabolize lactate as an energy source and shuttle L-lactate to neighboring cancer cells, adjacent stroma, and vascular endothelial cells, thus inducing metabolic reprogramming. An increased tumor L-lactate level strictly correlates with increased metastasis, tumor recurrence and a poor outcome. A potent anticancer agent that may act on L-lactate activated cells is 2-metoxyestradiol. Thus, the aim of the study was to evaluate whether a potent anticancer agent, 2-methoxyestradiol, is able to reverse L-lactate-induced metabolic reprogramming in osteosarcoma 143B cells...
November 2017: Cancer Genomics & Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107691/antibiotic-bedaquiline-effectively-targets-growth-survival-and-tumor-angiogenesis-of-lung-cancer-through-suppressing-energy-metabolism
#14
Xiaomu Wu, Fajiu Li, Xiaojiang Wang, Chenghong Li, Qinghua Meng, Chuanhai Wang, Jie Huang, Shi Chen, Ziyang Zhu
Tumor angiogenesis plays essential roles during lung cancer progression and metastasis. Therapeutic agent that targets both tumor cell and vascular endothelial cell may achieve additional anti-tumor efficacy. We demonstrate that bedaquiline, a FDA-approved antibiotic drug, effectively targets lung cancer cells and angiogenesis. Bedaquiline dose-dependently inhibits proliferation and induces apoptosis of a panel of lung cancer cell lines regardless of subtypes and molecular heterogeneity. Bedaquiline also inhibits capillary network formation of human lung tumor associated-endothelial cell (HLT-EC) on Matrigel and its multiple functions, such as spreading, proliferation and apoptosis, even in the presence of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)...
October 28, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105864/study-of-bone-metabolism-and-angiogenesis-in-patients-undergoing-high-dose-chemotherapy-autologous-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Georgios Boutsikas, Evangelos Terpos, Athanasios Papatheodorou, Pantelis Tsirkinidis, Panayiotis Tsirigotis, Anastasia Meletiou, Eleni Lalou, Vasileios Telonis, Anna Zannou, Alexander Kanellopoulos, Zacharoula Galani, Angeliki Stefanou, Panayiotis Tsaftaridis, Nora-Athina Viniou, Panayiotis Panayiotidis, Marie-Christine Kyrtsonis, John Meletis, Theodoros P Vassilakopoulos, Maria K Angelopoulou
OBJECTIVES: Since the interaction between Hematopoietic Stem Cells (HSCs) and endosteal and endothelial niches in HSCs homing is essential, we aimed to study bone turnover and angiogenesis in 29 patients with lymphoma/multiple myeloma undergoing Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (HSCT). METHODS: Serum samples were collected before High Dose Chemotherapy (HDT), at the end of HDT, after HSC infusion, at the nadir of myelotoxicity and at engraftment. Bone metabolism (CTX, TRACP-5b, bALP, OC, DKK1, RANKL, OPG) and angiogenesis (Ang1, Ang2) markers were measured...
November 6, 2017: European Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105212/in-vitro-treatment-with-concentrated-growth-factors-cgf-and-sodium-orthosilicate-positively-affects-cell-renewal-in-three-different-human-cell-lines
#16
V Bonazza, E Borsani, B Buffoli, S Parolini, F Inchingolo, R Rezzani, L F Rodella
The aim of this study was to investigate the in vitro effect of Silicon, in the soluble form of sodium orthosilicate, combined and not with the Concentrated Growth Factors (CGF), a platelet rich preparation, on three different human cell lines of fibroblasts (NHDF), endothelial cells (HUVEC) and osteoblasts (HOBs). Each cell type, was treated with sodium orthosilicate at the final concentration of 0,5 mM and 1 mM, CGF, and sodium orthosilicate combined with CGF, for 72 hours. At the end of the experimental period, the in vitro effect on cell growth, proliferation and metabolic activity was evaluated by performing a simple cell count, using an automated cell counter and by evaluating the expression of the intracellular proliferation marker Ki-67, using Fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS) analysis...
November 4, 2017: Cell Biology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104595/structure-and-functions-of-blood-vessels-and-vascular-niches-in-bone
#17
REVIEW
Saravana K Ramasamy
Bone provides nurturing microenvironments for an array of cell types that coordinate important physiological functions of the skeleton, such as energy metabolism, mineral homeostasis, osteogenesis, and haematopoiesis. Endothelial cells form an intricate network of blood vessels that organises and sustains various microenvironments in bone. The recent identification of heterogeneity in the bone vasculature supports the existence of multiple vascular niches within the bone marrow compartment. A unique combination of cells and factors defining a particular microenvironment, supply regulatory signals to mediate a specific function...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104034/distribution-of-the-branched-chain-%C3%AE-ketoacid-dehydrogenase-complex-e1%C3%AE-subunit-and-glutamate-dehydrogenase-in-the-human-brain-and-their-role-in-neuro-metabolism
#18
Jonathon Hull, Marcela Usmari Moraes, Emma Brookes, Seth Love, Myra E Conway
Glutamate is the major excitatory neurotransmitter of the central nervous system, with the branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) acting as key nitrogen donors for de novo glutamate synthesis. Despite the importance of these major metabolites, their metabolic pathway in the human brain is still not well characterised. The metabolic pathways that influence the metabolism of BCAAs have been well characterised in rat models. However, the expression of key proteins such as the branched-chain α-ketoacid dehydrogenase (BCKD) complex and glutamate dehydrogenase isozymes (GDH) in the human brain is still not well characterised...
November 9, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099710/vitamins-d-and-e-combined-effect-on-the-rat-myocardium-under-alloxan-induced-diabetes
#19
B Osipiani, T Machavariani, T Gvamichava, I Gachechiladze, E Nikobadze
It is commonly known that in diabetes mellitus the risk of cardiovascular diseases and mortality increases. The purpose of this study was to determine the specific features of the morphological restructuring of the myocardium in the early stage of experimental diabetes and use the combined impact of powerful antioxidants (Vitamin C and Vitamin E) on the rat myocardium in conditions of alloxan-induced diabetes. The experimental animals were divided into three groups: 40 rats were the target, and 20 rats were the control...
October 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099305/peripheral-blood-vessels-are-a-niche-for-blood-borne-meningococci
#20
Elena Capel, Jean-Philippe Barnier, Aldert L Zomer, Christine Bole-Feysot, Thomas Nussbaumer, Anne Jamet, Hervé Lécuyer, Daniel Euphrasie, Zoé Virion, Eric Frapy, Philippe Pélissier, Olivier Join-Lambert, Thomas Rattei, Sandrine Bourdoulous, Xavier Nassif, Mathieu Coureuil
Neisseria meningitidis is the causative agent of cerebrospinal meningitis and that of a rapidly progressing fatal septic shock known as purpura fulminans. Meningococcemia is characterized by bacterial adhesion to human endothelial cells of the microvessels. Host specificity has hampered studies on the role of blood vessels colonization in N. meningitidis associated pathogenesis. In this work, using a humanized model of SCID mice allowing the study of bacterial adhesion to human cells in an in vivo context we demonstrate that meningococcal colonization of human blood vessels is a prerequisite to the establishment of sepsis and lethality...
November 3, 2017: Virulence
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