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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775825/binding-capacity-of-mannose-binding-lectin-mbl-is-associated-with-the-severity-of-chronic-chagas-cardiomyopathy
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Elisa de A N Azevedo, Silvana Barreto, Raul Emídio de Lima, Romero Henrique Teixeira, George Diniz, Wilson Oliveira, Maria da Glória A M Cavalcanti, Yara M Gomes, Patrícia M M de F Moura, Clarice N L Morais
Chagas disease (CD) is a global problem. Currently, it affects approximately 15 million individuals in Latin America. It is well know that the human immune response is related to different clinical manifestations. Mannose binding lectin (MBL) plays an important role in innate immunity, and it mediates the phagocytosis and complement-mediated destruction of pathogens. The binding capacity is enhanced by the oligomerization of MBL. In this study, we evaluated the serum concentration and the binding capacity of MBL in patients with chronic chagasic cardiomyopathy...
May 15, 2018: Parasitology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775643/myocardial-infarction-induced-hippocampal-microtubule-damage-by-cardiac-originating-microrna-1-in-mice
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Lin-Lin Sun, Ming-Jing Duan, Ji-Chao Ma, Ling Xu, Meng Mao, Das Biddyut, Qin Wang, Chao Yang, Shuai Zhang, Yi Xu, Lin Yang, You Tian, Ying Liu, Sheng-Nan Xia, Ke-Xin Li, Zhuo Jin, Qiaojie Xiong, Jing Ai
Cardiovascular diseases are risk factors for dementia, but the mechanisms remain elusive. Here, we report that myocardial infarction (MI) generated by the ligation of the left coronary artery (LCA) could lead to increased miR-1 levels in the hippocampus and blood with neuronal microtubule damage and decreased TPPP/p25 protein expression in the hippocampus. These changes could be prevented by a knockdown of miR-1 using hippocampal stereotaxic injections of anti-miR-1 oligonucleotide fragments carried by a lentivirus vector (lenti-pre-AMO-miR-1)...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775573/indole-3-carbinol-i3c-enhances-the-sensitivity-of-murine-breast-adenocarcinoma-cells-to-doxorubicin-dox-through-inhibition-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BA%C3%AE-blocking-angiogenesis-and-regulation-of-mitochondrial-apoptotic-pathway
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Subhadip Hajra, Arup Ranjan Patra, Abhishek Basu, Prosenjit Saha, Sudin Bhattacharya
Various epidemiological and preclinical studies have already established the cancer chemopreventive potential of naturally occurring glucosinolate breakdown product Indole-3-Carbinol (I3C) as well as its abilities to induce selective cell death towards malignant cell. Therefore, the objective of the present study is to improve the therapeutic efficacy and prevention of doxorubicin (DOX)-induced toxicity, by the concurrent use of Indole-3-Carbinol (I3C). In this study, I3C was administered (20 mg/kg b.w., p...
May 15, 2018: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775473/na-k-atpase-signaling-mediates-mir-29b-3p-regulation-and-cardiac-fibrosis-formation-in-mice-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Christopher A Drummond, Xiaoming Fan, Steven T Haller, David J Kennedy, Jiang Liu, Jiang Tian
The Na/K-ATPase is an important membrane ion transporter and a signaling receptor that is essential for maintaining normal cell function. The current study examined the role of Na/K-ATPase signaling in regulating miR-29b-3p, an anti-fibrotic microRNA, in a mouse chronic kidney disease (CKD) model (5/6th partial nephrectomy or PNx). The results showed that CKD induced significant reduction of miR-29b-3p expression in the heart tissue by activation of Src and NFκB signaling in these animals. To demonstrate the role of Na/K-ATPase signaling, we also performed the PNx surgery on Na/K-ATPase α1 heterozygous (α1+/-) mice, which expresses ~40% less Na/K-ATPase α1 compared to their wild type littermates (WT) and exhibits deficiency in Na/K-ATPase signaling...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775443/-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-as-a-marker-of-cardiac-dysfunction-in-children-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Tomasz Drożdż, Przemko Kwinta, Zbigniew Kordon, Krystyna Sztefko, Andrzej Rudziński, Katarzyna Zachwieja, Monika Miklaszewska, Danuta Czarnecka, Dorota Drożdż
Left ventricular hypertrophy is the most common organ damage in children with chronic kidney disease (CKD). AIM: The aim of the study was to assess the usefulness of B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) as a marker of heart injury in children with CKD. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We included 66 children (41 boys and 25 girls) aged 0.7 to 18.6 (median 11.6) years with CKD stage 1-5. The concentrations of urea, creatinine, cystatin C and BNP in blood serum were assessed, and the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) was calculated from the Schwartz and Filler formulas...
April 23, 2018: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775428/the-involvement-of-human-monogenic-cardiomyopathy-genes-in-experimental-polygenic-cardiac-hypertrophy
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Priscilla R Prestes, Francine Z Marques, Guillermo Lopez-Campos, Paul Lewandowski, Lea M D Delbridge, Fadi J Charchar, Stephen B Harrap
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy thickens heart muscles reducing functionality and increasing risk of cardiac disease and morbidity. Genetic factors are involved, but their contribution is poorly understood. We used the hypertrophic heart rat (HHR), a unique normotensive polygenic model of cardiac hypertrophy and heart failure to investigate the role of genes associated with monogenic human cardiomyopathy. We selected 42 genes involved in monogenic human cardiomyopathies to study: 1) DNA variants, by sequencing the whole-genome of 13-week old HHR and age-matched normal heart rat (NHR), its genetic control strain; 2) mRNA expression, by targeted RNA-sequencing in left ventricles of HHR and NHR at five ages (2-days old, 4-, 13-, 33- and 50-weeks old) compared to human idiopathic dilated data; and 3) microRNA expression, with rat microRNA microarrays in left ventricles of 2-days old HHR and age-matched NHR...
May 18, 2018: Physiological Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775412/inhibitor-of-lysyl-oxidase-improves-cardiac-function-and-the-collagen-mmp-profile-in-response-to-volume-overload
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Elia C El Hajj, Milad C El Hajj, Van K Ninh, Jason D Gardner
The cardiac extracellular matrix is a complex architectural network that serves many functions including providing structural and biochemical support to surrounding cells, and regulating intercellular signaling pathways. Cardiac function is directly affected by extracellular matrix (ECM) composition, and alterations of the ECM contribute to progression of heart failure. Initially, collagen deposition is an adaptive response that aims to preserve tissue integrity and maintain normal ventricular function. However, the synergistic effects of the pro-inflammatory and pro-fibrotic responses induce a vicious cycle which causes excess activation of myofibroblasts, significantly increasing collagen deposition and accumulation in the matrix...
May 18, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775243/protective-and-therapeutic-effects-of-dexpanthenol-on-isoproterenol-induced-cardiac-damage-in-rats
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Ferhat Kalkan, Hakan Parlakpinar, Olcay M Disli, Lokman H Tanriverdi, Onural Ozhan, Alaaddin Polat, Aslı Cetin, Nigar Vardi, Yılmaz O Otlu, Ahmet Acet
The purpose of the study was to explore the protective and therapeutic effects of dexpanthenol (DEX) on isoproterenol (ISO)-induced cardiac damage. Forty rats were distributed into four groups: group I (Control); group II (ISO); ISO (150 mg/kg/day) was given to rats once a day for 2 consecutive days with an interval of 24 h; group III (DEX+ISO): DEX (250 mg/kg) was applied 30 min before the first ISO administration and continued in the next two days after second ISO administration; group IV (ISO+DEX): After the ISO treatment at 1st and 2nd days, DEX was given at 3rd and 4th days...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775072/exploring-the-patients-experiences-of-living-with-a-subcutaneous-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator
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Jacqueline Forman, Jennifer Baumbusch, Heather Jackson, Jen Lindenberg, Alyssa Shook, Jamil Bashir
BACKGROUND: The implantable cardioverter defibrillator provides effective treatment for the prevention of sudden cardiac arrest but significant risks associated with transvenous implantation persist. The subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator has proven to be an alternative and innovative treatment option for select patients to mitigate these risks. Obtaining the patients' perspectives can provide clinicians with essential information to guide implant selection, procedural decision-making, and support patient management...
May 1, 2018: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774937/-application-of-robotic-surgery-to-treat-carcinoma-in-the-remnant-stomach
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Feng Qian, Jiajia Liu, Junyan Liu, Junyan Fan, Yongliang Zhao, Yan Shi, Yingxue Hao, Peiwu Yu
OBJECTIVE: To explore the surgical techniques and feasibility of robotic surgery for carcinoma in the remnant stomach(CRS). METHODS: Clinicopathological data of 20 CRS patients undergoing robotic surgery at the Minimally Invasive Center for Gastrointestinal Surgery, Army Medical University Southwest Hospital from November 2012 to October 2017 were retrospectively collected. The surgical methods, procedures, main difficulties, and key techniques were analyzed, and the clinical efficacy was evaluated...
May 25, 2018: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774887/association-of-difference-in-coronary-sinus-diameter-by-computed-tomographic-angiography-between-patients-in-and-not-in-stable-atherosclerotic-plaque-s
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Yancui Li, Wen Liang, Jianchun Zhang, Ruchen Peng
BACKGROUND Pathological finding fail to describe the morphology of coronary arterial plaques. Retrograde cardiac arteriography is a complicated procedure and does not detect all left posterior and marginal veins of the heart. Magnetic resonance angiography has long scan time and low spatial resolution. The objective of the present study was to assess the possible utility of the difference in coronary sinus diameter to quantify stable atherosclerotic plaque(s) using 256-slice coronary computed tomographic angiography...
May 18, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774748/assessment-of-trazodone-induced-cardiotoxicity-after-repeated-doses-in-rats
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O Atli, V Kilic, M Baysal, G Kilic, G Gormus, S Ucarcan, B Korkut, S Ilgin
Trazodone (TRZ) is an antidepressant drug commonly used in the treatment of depression, anxiety, and insomnia. Although some studies demonstrated the adverse effects of TRZ related to cardiovascular system, the conflicting results were observed in these studies. Therefore, we aimed to investigate the cardiac adverse effects of TRZ in rats at repeated doses in our study. In accordance with this purpose, TRZ was administered orally to rats at 5, 10, and 20 mg/kg doses for 28 days. Electrocardiogram records, serum aspartate aminotransferase (AST), lactate dehydrogenase, creatine kinase-myoglobin band, cardiac troponin-T (cTn-T) levels, DNA damage in cardiomyocytes, and histologic view of heart tissues were evaluated...
January 1, 2018: Human & Experimental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774601/the-impact-of-mitral-stenosis-on-outcomes-of-aortic-valve-stenosis-patient-undergoing-surgical-aortic-valve-replacement-or-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement
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Yasser Al-Khadra, Fahed Darmoch, Motaz Baibars, Amir Kaki, Zaher Fanari, M Chadi Alraies
BACKGROUND: The concomitant presence of mitral stenosis (MS) in the setting of symptomatic aortic stenosis represent a clinical challenge. Little is known regarding the outcome of mitral stenosis (MS) patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) or surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR). Therefore, we sought to study the outcome of MS patients undergoing aortic valve replacement (AVR). METHOD: Using weighted data from the National Inpatient Sample (NIS) database between 2011 and 2014, we identified patients who were diagnosed with MS...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774564/mortality-in-sepsis-comparison-of-outcomes-between-patients-with-demand-ischemia-acute-myocardial-infarction-and-neither-demand-ischemia-nor-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Mahek Shah, Soumya Patnaik, Obiora Maludum, Brijesh Patel, Byomesh Tripathi, Manyoo Agarwal, Lohit Garg, Sahil Agrawal, Ulrich P Jorde, Matthew W Martinez
INTRODUCTION: Elevation in cardiac troponins is common among septic patients. We sought to explore outcomes among those admitted with demand ischemia(DI), acute myocardial infarction(AMI) and neither DI nor AMI in sepsis. METHODS: We analyzed data from the 2011-2014 National Inpatient Sample among patients admitted for sepsis. We compared outcomes among sepsis patients with i)DI versus AMI and ii)DI versus neither DI nor AMI using separate propensity matched cohorts...
May 18, 2018: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774530/cardiomyocyte-programmed-necrosis-mitochondria-death-receptor-and-beyond
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Junxia Zhang, Dairu Liu, Mao Zhang, Yan Zhang
Excessive death of cardiac myocytes leads to multiple cardiac diseases, including myocardial infarction, arrhythmia, heart failure and sudden cardiac death. For the last several decades, most work on cell death has focused on apoptosis, which is generally considered as the only form of regulated cell death, whereas necrosis has been regarded to be an unregulated process. Recent findings reveal that necrosis also occurs in a regulated manner and that it is closely related to the physiology and pathophysiology of multiple organs, including the heart...
May 18, 2018: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774517/the-acute-effects-of-age-and-particulate-matter-exposure-on-heart-rate-and-heart-rate-variability-in-mice
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Blake A Bennett, Ernst W Spannhake, Ana M Rule, Patrick N Breysse, Clarke G Tankersley
Exposure to ambient particulate matter (PM) is associated with increased cardiac morbidity and mortality with the elderly considered to be the most susceptible. The purpose of this study was to determine if exposure to PM would cause a greater impact on heart regulation in older DBA/2 (D2) male mice as determined by changes in heart rate (HR) and heart rate variability (HRV). D2 mice at the ages of 4, 12, and 19 months were instilled with 100 µg of PM or saline by aspiration. Before and after the aspiration, 3-min echocardiogram (ECG) samples for HR and HRV were recorded at 15-min intervals for 3 h along with corresponding measurements of homeostasis, such as temperature, metabolism, and ventilation...
May 17, 2018: Cardiovascular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774488/the-effect-of-oxygen-in-sirt3-mediated-myocardial-protection-a-proof-of-concept-study-in-cultured-cardiomyoblasts
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Philipp Diehl, Daniel S Gaul, Jonas Sogl, Ulrike Flierl, Darren Henstridge, Juergen Pahla, Heiko Bugger, Maximilian Y Emmert, Frank Ruschitzka, Christoph Bode, Thomas F Lüscher, Martin Moser, Christian M Matter, Karlheinz Peter, Stephan Winnik
Sirtuin 3 is a nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide dependent mitochondrial deacetylase that governs mitochondrial metabolism and oxidative defense. The demise in myocardial function following myocardial ischemia has been associated with mitochondrial dysfunction. Sirt3 maintains myocardial contractile function and protects from cardiac hypertrophy. The role of Sirt3 in ischemia is controversial. Our objective was to understand, under what circumstances Sirt3 is protective in different facets of ischemia, using an in vitro proof-of-concept approach based on simulated ischemia in cultured cardiomyoblasts...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774440/in-vivo-estimation-of-elastic-heterogeneity-in-an-infarcted-human-heart
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Gabriel Balaban, Henrik Finsberg, Simon Funke, Trine F Håland, Einar Hopp, Joakim Sundnes, Samuel Wall, Marie E Rognes
In myocardial infarction, muscle tissue of the heart is damaged as a result of ceased or severely impaired blood flow. Survivors have an increased risk of further complications, possibly leading to heart failure. Material properties play an important role in determining post-infarction outcome. Due to spatial variation in scarring, material properties can be expected to vary throughout the tissue of a heart after an infarction. In this study we propose a data assimilation technique that can efficiently estimate heterogeneous elastic material properties in a personalized model of cardiac mechanics...
May 17, 2018: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774307/bethlem-myopathy-in-a-portuguese-patient-case-report
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Ana Inês Martins, Cristin Maarque, Jorge Pinto-Basto, Luis Negrão
Mutations of the encoding genes of collagen VI (COL6A1, COL6A2 and COL6A3 ), are responsible for two classical phenotypes (with a wide range of severity), the Ullrich congenital muscular dystrophy (UCMD) and the Bethlem myopathy (BM). We present a male patient of 49 years old, with symptoms of muscle weakness beginning in childhood and of very slowly progression. At the age of 42, the neurological examination revealed proximal lower limb muscle weakness and contractures of fingers flexors muscles, positive Gowers manoeuvre and a waddling gait...
September 2017: Acta Myologica: Myopathies and Cardiomyopathies: Official Journal of the Mediterranean Society of Myology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774097/natriuretic-peptides-system-in-the-pulmonary-tissue-of-rats-with-heart-failure-potential-involvement-in-lung-edema-and-inflammation
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Emad E Khoury, Safa Kinaneh, Doron Aronson, Offer Amir, Diab Ghanim, Natalia Volinsky, Zaher Azzam, Zaid Abassi
Congestive heart failure (CHF) often leads to progressive cardiac hypertrophy and salt/water retention as evident by peripheral and lung edema. Although the pathogenesis of CHF remains largely unclarified, it is widely accepted that neurohormonal changes and inflammatory processes are profoundly involved in structural and functional deterioration of vital organs including, heart, kidney and lungs. Corin, a cardiac serine protease, is responsible for converting pro-ANP and pro-BNP to biologically active natriuretic peptides (NPs)...
April 24, 2018: Oncotarget
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