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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353463/protective-effect-of-a-newly-developed-fucose-deficient-recombinant-antithrombin-against-histone-induced-endothelial-damage
#1
Toshiaki Iba, Tatsuhiko Hirota, Koichi Sato, Isao Nagaoka
Antithrombin is expected to modulate both prothrombotic and proinflammatory reactions in sepsis; vascular endothelium is the primary target. In the present study, we sought to evaluate the protective effects of a newly developed fucose-deficient recombinant antithrombin. Endothelial cells were treated in vitro with histone H4 to induce cellular damage. Low to high doses of either plasma-derived antithrombin or recombinant thrombomodulin were used as treatment interventions. Morphological change, apoptotic rate, cell viability, cell injury, and syndecan-4 level in the medium were evaluated...
January 20, 2018: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353328/serum-uric-acid-levels-are-associated-with-lupus-nephritis-in-patients-with-normal-renal-function
#2
Ana Luisa Calich, Eduardo Ferreira Borba, Michelle Remião Ugolini-Lopes, Luiza Fuoco da Rocha, Eloisa Bonfá, Ricardo Fuller
Uric acid has been recognised as a potential marker of endothelial dysfunction and kidney disease but there are scarce data about its importance in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) nephritis. This study aimed to evaluate serum uric acid (UA) levels in lupus nephritis (LN), by comparing SLE patients with normal renal function, with and without nephritis. Forty-six female SLE patients were consecutively selected and divided in two groups according to renal activity at the evaluation: presence of a recently diagnosed lupus nephritis (LN+, n = 18) and absence of lupus nephritis (LN-, n = 28)...
January 20, 2018: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353219/blocking-mitochondrial-cyclophilin-d-ameliorates-tsh-impaired-defensive-barrier-of-artery
#3
Xiaojing Liu, Heng Du, Qiang Chai, Qing Jia, Lu Liu, Meng Zhao, Jun Li, Hui Tang, Wenbin Chen, Lifang Zhao, Li Fang, Ling Gao, Jiajun Zhao
AIMS: Endothelial cells (ECs) constitute the defensive barrier of vasculature, which maintains the vascular homeostasis. Mitochondrial oxidative stress (mitoOS) in ECs significantly affects the initiation and progression of vascular diseases. The higher serum thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) level is being recognized as a nonconventional risk factor responsible for the increased risk of cardiovascular diseases in subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH). However, effects and underlying mechanisms of elevated TSH on ECs are still ambiguous...
January 9, 2018: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353062/microrna-in-rat-liver-sinusoidal-endothelial-cells-and-hepatocytes-and-application-to-circulating-biomarkers-that-discern-pathogenesis-of-liver-injuries
#4
Shingo Oda, Masaki Takeuchi, Sho Akai, Yuji Shirai, Koichi Tsuneyama, Tsuyoshi Yokoi
Sinusoidal obstruction syndrome is a serious liver injury caused by toxic injury to liver sinusoidal endothelial cells (LSECs) during clinical chemotherapy. Although circulating microRNAs (miRNAs), such as hepatocyte-specific miR-122-5p and miR-192-5p, have been proposed as potential noninvasive biomarkers of hepatocellular liver injury, these miRNAs may not be specific to damage to other hepatic cell types, including LSECs. Here, we characterized miRNA expression in LSECs and hepatocytes and investigated whether cell type-specific miRNAs in plasma can discern pathogenesis of liver injuries in rats...
January 15, 2018: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352225/a-humanized-mouse-model-of-liver-fibrosis-following-expansion-of-transplanted-hepatic-stellate-cells
#5
Daniel Benten, Johannes Kluwe, Jan W Wirth, Nina D Thiele, Antonia Follenzi, Kuldeep K Bhargava, Christopher J Palestro, Michael Koepke, Reni Tjandra, Tassilo Volz, Marc Lutgehetmann, Sanjeev Gupta
Hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) are major contributors to liver fibrosis, as hepatic injuries may cause their transdifferentiation into myofibroblast-like cells capable of producing excessive extracellular matrix proteins. Also, HSCs can modulate engraftment of transplanted hepatocytes and contribute to liver regeneration. Therefore, understanding the biology of human HSCs (hHSCs) is important, but effective methods have not been available to address their fate in vivo. To investigate whether HSCs could engraft and repopulate the liver, we transplanted GFP-transduced immortalized hHSCs into immunodeficient NOD/SCID mice...
January 19, 2018: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351455/thrombosis-systemic-and-cardiac-oxidative-stress-and-dna-damage-induced-by-pulmonary-exposure-to-diesel-exhaust-particles-and-the-effect-of-nootkatone-thereon
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Abderrahim Nemmar, Suhail Al-Salam, Sumaya Beegam, Priya Yuvaraju, Badreldin H Ali
Adverse cardiovascular effects of particulate air pollution persist even at lower concentrations than those of the current air quality limit. Therefore, identification of safe and effective measures against particles-induced cardiovascular toxicity is needed. Nootkatone is a sesquiterpenoid in grapefruit with diverse bioactivities including anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. However, its protective effect on the cardiovascular injury induced by diesel exhaust particles (DEP) has not been studied before...
January 5, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351406/interleukin-6-promotes-a-sustained-loss-of-endothelial-barrier-function-via-janus-kinase-mediated-stat3-phosphorylation-and-de-novo-protein-synthesis
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Hiba Alsaffar, Nina Martino, Joshua P Garrett, Alejandro P Adam
Vascular leakage is a hallmark of the inflammatory response. Acute changes in endothelial permeability are due to post-translational changes in intercellular adhesion and cytoskeleton proteins. However, little is known about the mechanisms leading to long-term changes in vascular permeability. Here, we show that Interleukin-6 (IL-6) promotes an increase in endothelial monolayer permeability that lasts over 24 h and demonstrate that activation of Src and MEK/Erk pathways are required only for short-term increases in permeability, being dispensable after 2 h...
January 10, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351230/comparison-of-antioxidative-effects-of-insect-tea-and-its-raw-tea-kuding-tea-polyphenols-in-kunming-mice
#8
Xin Zhao, Jia-Le Song, Ruokun Yi, Guijie Li, Peng Sun, Kun-Young Park, Huayi Suo
Kudingcha is a traditional Chinese tea, and insect tea is a special drink produced by the metabolism of insect larvae using the raw Kuding tea. Insect tea polyphenols (ITP) and its raw tea (Kuding tea) polyphenols (KTP) are high-purity polyphenols extracted by centrifuge precipitation. The present study was designed to compare the antioxidative effects of insect tea polyphenols (ITP) and its raw tea (Kuding tea) polyphenols (KTP) on d-galactose-induced oxidation in Kunming (KM) mice. KM mice were treated with ITP (200 mg/kg) and KTP (200 mg/kg) by gavage, and vitamin C (VC, 200 mg/kg) was also used as a positive control by gavage...
January 19, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351002/protective-effect-of-the-standardized-leaf-extract-of-ginkgo-biloba-egb761-against-hypertension-induced-renal-injury-in-rats
#9
Ahmed O Abdel-Zaher, Hanan S M Farghaly, Abeer E M El-Refaiy, Ahmed M Abd-Eldayem
BACKGROUND: Ginkgo biloba leaves extract has been widely used worldwide to protect against oxidative stress-induced cell damage and improves blood circulation. METHODS: The potential protective role of the standardized leaf extract of Ginkgo biloba (EGb761) on hypertension-induced renal injury was investigated in rats. Hypertension was induced in rats by L-NAME. RESULT: Repeated treatment with EGb761 produced progressive reductions in the systolic, diastolic and mean arterial blood pressure...
January 19, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348385/a-rare-case-series-of-ischemic-stroke-following-russell-s-viper-snake-bite-in-india
#10
Venkata Krishna Pothukuchi, Alok Kumar, Chennamsetty Teja, Archana Verma
Snakebite is an important medical problem in India. Among their various manifestations, cerebral complications are uncommonly found in literature. Moreover, Ischemic stroke following snake bite is quite rare. Here we report a case series of two such cases that developed neurological manifestations following Russell's viper bite. On computerized tomography (CT) scan of brain; cerebral infarcts were revealed. Their likely mechanisms are discussed in present study which include disseminated intravascular coagulation, toxin induced vasculitis and endothelial damage...
October 2017: Acta Medica Indonesiana
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348134/cerebral-mitochondrial-microangiopathy-leads-to-leukoencephalopathy-in-mitochondrial-neurogastrointestinal-encephalopathy
#11
L L Gramegna, A Pisano, C Testa, D N Manners, R D'Angelo, E Boschetti, F Giancola, L Pironi, L Caporali, M Capristo, M L Valentino, G Plazzi, C Casali, M T Dotti, G Cenacchi, M Hirano, C Giordano, P Parchi, R Rinaldi, R De Giorgio, R Lodi, V Carelli, C Tonon
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Mitochondrial neurogastrointestinal encephalopathy is a rare disorder due to recessive mutations in the thymidine phosphorylase gene, encoding thymidine phosphorylase protein required for mitochondrial DNA replication. Clinical manifestations include gastrointestinal dysmotility and diffuse asymptomatic leukoencephalopathy. This study aimed to elucidate the mechanisms underlying brain leukoencephalopathy in patients with mitochondrial neurogastrointestinal encephalopathy by correlating multimodal neuroradiologic features to postmortem pathology...
January 18, 2018: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346495/long-term-temporal-changes-in-structure-and-function-of-rat-visual-system-after-blast-exposure
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Daniel F Shedd, Nikolaus A Benko, Justin Jones, Brian E Zaugg, Robert L Peiffer, Brittany Coats
Purpose: We identify long-term ocular sequelae subsequent to experimental blast exposure. Methods: Male Long-Evans rats were exposed to 230 kPa side-on primary blast overpressure using a compressed air driven shock tube. Visual system function and structure were assessed for 8 weeks after exposure using optokinetic nystagmus and optical coherence tomography. Vitreous protein expression and histology (TUNEL, H&E) were performed at 1 day and 1, 4, and 8 weeks. IOP was recorded bilaterally during blast in a subset of animals...
January 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346331/growth-hormone-gh-and-cardiovascular-system
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Diego Caicedo, Oscar Díaz, Pablo Devesa, Jesús Devesa
This review describes the positive effects of growth hormone (GH) on the cardiovascular system. We analyze why the vascular endothelium is a real internal secretion gland, whose inflammation is the first step for developing atherosclerosis, as well as the mechanisms by which GH acts on vessels improving oxidative stress imbalance and endothelial dysfunction. We also report how GH acts on coronary arterial disease and heart failure, and on peripheral arterial disease, inducing a neovascularization process that finally increases flow in ischemic tissues...
January 18, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346060/a-combination-with-probiotic-complex-zinc-and-coenzyme-q10-attenuates-autoimmune-arthritis-by-regulation-of-th17-treg-balance
#14
Seon-Young Lee, Seung Hoon Lee, JooYeon Jhun, Hyeon-Beom Seo, Kyung Ah Jung, Chul Woo Yang, Sung-Hwan Park, Mi-La Cho
Probiotic complex, zinc, and coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) are recognized dietary supplements with an anti-inflammatory role. Although these supplementations are individually known to benefit rheumatoid arthritis (RA), there is no evidence suggesting any synergic effect. The primary goal of this study is to determine whether probiotic complex, zinc, and CoQ10 attenuate the development of collagen-induced arthritis (CIA). The combination of probiotic complex, zinc, and CoQ10 reduced CIA severity by downregulating the levels of IgG, IgG1, and IgG2a in serum...
January 2018: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344375/elevated-serum-levels-of-cardiovascular-biomarkers-are-associated-with-progression-of-renal-cancer
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Takao Kamai, Yuumi Tokura, Toshitaka Uematsu, Kazumasa Sakamoto, Issei Suzuki, Kohei Takei, Takahiro Narimatsu, Tsunehito Kambara, Hideo Yuki, Hironori Betsunoh, Hideyuki Abe, Yoshitatsu Fukabori, Masahiro Yashi, Ken-Ichiro Yoshida
Objective: Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is a hypervascular tumour due to high constitutive production of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), which is activated by hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF). Elevated levels of cardiovascular peptides, including brain natriuretic peptide (BNP), have been reported in patients with cancer, regardless of whether they have overt cardiovascular disease. Furthermore, it has been demonstrated that hypoxia stimulates BNP production by an HIF-dependent manner...
2018: Open Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343081/atorvastatin-reduces-plasma-inflammatory-and-oxidant-biomarkers-in-patients-with-risk-of-atherosclerotic-cardiovascular-disease
#16
Fadia Mayyas, Duha Baydoun, Rasheed Ibdah, Khalid Ibrahim
BACKGROUND: Oxidative stress and inflammation are associated with endothelial injury and coronary artery disease. Inflammatory factors that promote oxidative damage include endothelin-1 (ET-1), myeloperoxidase (MPO), and C-reactive protein (CRP). Current guidelines recommend the use of statins in patients with risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). AIM: To assess the impact of atorvastatin on plasma inflammatory and oxidant biomarkers in patients with moderate to very high risk of ASCVD...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340060/assessment-of-antimicrobial-and-wound-healing-effects-of-brevinin-2ta-against-the-bacterium-klebsiella-pneumoniae-in-dermally-wounded-rats
#17
Siqin Liu, Qilin Long, Yang Xu, Jun Wang, Zhongwei Xu, Lei Wang, Mei Zhou, Yuxin Wu, Tianbao Chen, Chris Shaw
Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are regarded as promising alternatives for antibiotics due to their inherent capacity to prevent microbial drug resistance. Amphibians are rich source of bioactive molecules, which provide numerous AMPs with various structures as drug candidates. Here, we isolated and identified a novel AMP Brevinin-2Ta (B-2Ta) from the skin secretion of the European frog, Pelophylax kl. esculentus. In vitro studies revealed that it showed broad antimicrobial activities against S. aureus, E. coli and C...
December 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338146/the-effect-of-various-doses-of-infusion-solutions-on-the-endothelial-glycocalyx-layer-in-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-patients
#18
Matija Belavić, Vlatka Sotošek Tokmadžić, Elizabeta Fišić, Antonija Brozovic Krijan, Nedjeljko Strikić, Mirjana Lončarić Katušin, Josip Žunić
BACKGROUND: The endothelial glycocalyx is located on the luminal side of blood vessels and maintains vessel integrity. This study analysed how various dosages of infusion affected the secretion of atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) and potential glycocalyx damage in patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy. We hypothesised that the liberal administration of Ringer's solution during the operation can cause iatrogenic hypervolemia with releasing of ANP and glycocalyx damage. METHODS: The study included 90 patients with American Society of Anesthesiologists' (ASA) class I and II, in good cardiopulmonary health, who were assigned to one of three groups: Restrictive group, which received 1 ml/kg/hr intraoperatively and six hours postoperatively; Low liberal group, which received 5 ml/kg/hr of Ringer's solution intraoperatively and six hours postoperatively and High liberal group, which received 15 ml/kg/hr intraoperatively and 10 ml/kg/hr six hours postoperatively...
January 16, 2018: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338061/feasibility-of-cell-based-therapy-combined-with-descemetorhexis-for-treating-fuchs-endothelial-corneal-dystrophy-in-rabbit-model
#19
Naoki Okumura, Daiki Matsumoto, Yuya Fukui, Masataka Teramoto, Hirofumi Imai, Tetta Kurosawa, Tomoki Shimada, Friedrich Kruse, Ursula Schlötzer-Schrehardt, Shigeru Kinoshita, Noriko Koizumi
Corneal transparency is maintained by the corneal endothelium through its pump and barrier function. Severe corneal endothelial damage results in dysregulation of water flow and eventually causes corneal haziness and deterioration of visual function. In 2013, we initiated clinical research of cell-based therapy for treating corneal decompensation. In that study, we removed an 8-mm diameter section of damaged corneal endothelium without removing Descemet's membrane (the basement membrane of the corneal endothelium) and then injected cultured human corneal endothelial cells (CECs) into the anterior chamber...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337920/acute-traumatic-endotheliopathy-in-isolated-severe-brain-injury-and-its-impact-on-clinical-outcome
#20
Venencia Albert, Arulselvi Subramanian, Deepak Agrawal, Hara Prasad Pati, Siddhartha Datta Gupta, Asok Kumar Mukhopadhyay
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective observational cohort. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the difference in plasma levels of syndecan-1 (due to glycocalyx degradation) and soluble thrombomodulin (due to endothelial damage) in isolated severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients with/without early coagulopathy. A secondary objective was to compare the effects of the degree of TBI endotheliopathy on hospital mortality among patients with TBI-associated coagulopathy (TBI-AC). METHODS: Data was prospectively collected on isolated severe TBI (sTBI) patients with Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) ≤8 less than 12 h after injury admitted to a level I trauma centre...
January 16, 2018: Medical Sciences: Open Access Journal
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