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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239165/anti-hypertensive-agents-do-not-prevent-blood-brain-barrier-dysfunction-and-cognitive-deficits-in-dietary-induced-obese-mice
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J C L Mamo, V Lam, C Giles, S H Coulson, N Fimognari, A Mooranian, H Al-Salami, R Takechi
BACKGROUND: While vascular risk factors including Western-styled diet and obesity are reported to induce cognitive decline and increase dementia risk, recent reports consistently suggest that compromised integrity of cerebrovascular blood-brain barrier (BBB) may play an important role in neurodegeneration and cognitive deficits. A number of studies report that elevated blood pressure increases the permeability of BBB. METHODS: In this study, we investigated the effects of anti-hypertensive agents, candesartan or ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA), on BBB dysfunction and cognitive decline in wild-type mice maintained on high fat and fructose (HFF) diet for 24 weeks...
February 27, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237913/pharmacodynamic-study-of-eprosartan-mesylate-loaded-transfersomes-carbopol-%C3%A2-gel-under-dermaroller-%C3%A2-on-rats-with-methyl-prednisolone-acetate-induced-hypertension
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Abdul Ahad, Abdulmohsen A Al-Saleh, Abdullah M Al-Mohizea, Fahad I Al-Jenoobi, Mohammad Raish, Alaa Eldeen B Yassin, Mohd Aftab Alam
The objective of present study was to prepare eprosartan mesylate (EM)-loaded transfersomes Carbopol(®) gel and characterized for various parameters, including in vitro skin permeation, in vivo antihypertensive study, skin irritation, and histological study. Furthermore, effect of transfersomes gel on angiotensin II type-1 receptor (AT1R) mRNA and protein expressions on smooth vascular muscles of aorta was determined by real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and western blot analysis. The physical evaluation parameters were detected to be in correspondence with reference marketed gel formulation...
February 23, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237710/extended-access-methamphetamine-self-administration-elicits-neuroinflammatory-response-along-with-blood-brain-barrier-breakdown
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Joana Gonçalves, Ricardo A Leitão, Alejandro Higuera-Matas, María Amparo Assis, Santiago M Coria, Carlos Fontes-Ribeiro, Emilio Ambrosio, Ana Paula Silva
Methamphetamine (METH) is a highly addictive psychostimulant drug that can lead to neurological and psychiatric abnormalities. Several studies have explored the central impact of METH use, but the mechanism(s) underlying blood-brain barrier (BBB) dysfunction and associated neuroinflammatory processes after chronic METH consumption are still unclear. Important findings in the field are mainly based on in vitro approaches and animal studies using an acute METH paradigm, and not much is known about the neurovascular alterations under a chronic drug use...
February 22, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237267/trpc5-channel-modulates-endothelial-cells-senescence
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Zhengtao Li, Gang Guo, Hongrui Wang, Xiaoqin Si, Guoli Zhou, Yong Xiong, Sujuan Li, Rong Dai, Cui Yang
As a Ca(2+)-permeable cationic channel, canonical transient receptor potential 5 channel (TRPC5) has been known to be involved in various functions of cells. Although TRPC5 is abundantly expressed in vascular endothelium, it remains unknown whether TRPC5 plays a role in regulating endothelial senescence. In the present study, we investigated the involvement of TRPC5 in the senescence of mouse aortic endothelial cells (MAECs). Meanwhile, the regulatory role of TRPC5 in the endothelial dysfunction in aged mice was also studied...
February 22, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236639/pericyte-modulation-by-a-functional-antibody-obtained-by-a-novel-single-cell-selection-strategy
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Jesper Just, Simon Lykkemark, Charlotte Høgsbjerg Nielsen, Ali Reza Roshenas, Kim Ryun Drasbek, Steen Vang Petersen, Toke Bek, Peter Kristensen
OBJECTIVE: Pericytes surround the endothelial cells of the microvasculature where they serve as active participants in crucial vascular functions such as angiogenesis, stability, and permeability. However, pericyte loss or dysfunction has been described in a number of pathologies. Targeting pericytes could therefore prove instrumental in the further development of vascular therapeutics. METHODS: In order to target the pericyte, a proteomic-based approach using antibody phage display was conducted...
February 25, 2017: Microcirculation: the Official Journal of the Microcirculatory Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235804/nitric-oxide-synthase-trafficking-inducer-is-a-pleiotropic-regulator-of-endothelial-cell-function-and-signaling
#6
Shreeta Chakraborty, Rupasri Ain
Endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) and its bioactive product nitric oxide (NO) mediate many endothelial cell functions, including angiogenesis and vascular permeability. For example, vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-mediated angiogenesis is inhibited upon reduction of NO bioactivity both in vitro and in vivo. Moreover, genetic disruption or pharmacological inhibition of eNOS attenuates angiogenesis during tissue repair, resulting in delayed wound closure. These observations emphasize that eNOS-derived NO can promote angiogenesis...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235614/anti-inflammatory-activity-of-the-essential-oil-obtained-from-ocimum-basilicum-complexed-with-%C3%AE-cyclodextrin-%C3%AE-cd-in-mice
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Lindaiane Bezerra Rodrigues, Anita Oliveira Brito Pereira Bezerra Martins, Jaime Ribeiro-Filho, Francisco Rafael Alves Santana Cesário, Fyama Ferreira E Castro, Thaís Rodrigues de Albuquerque, Maria Neyze Martins Fernandes, Bruno Anderson Fernandes da Silva, Lucindo José Quintans Júnior, Adriano Antunes de Sousa Araújo, Paula Dos Passos Menezes, Paula Santos Nunes, Isabella Gonçalves Matos, Henrique Douglas Melo Coutinho, Almir Goncalves Wanderley, Irwin Rose Alencar de Menezes
Cyclodextrins (CDs) are cyclic oligosaccharides can enhance the bioavailability of drugs. Ocimum basilicum is an aromatic plant found in Brazil used in culinary. The essential oil of this plant presents anti-edematogenic and anti-inflammatory activities in acute and chronic inflammation. The aim of this study was to investigate the anti-inflammatory effects of the essential oil obtained from O. basilicum complexed with β - cyclodextrin (OBEO/β-CD) in mice. The complexation with β-cyclodextrin (β-CD) was performed by different methods and analyzed by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), thermogravimetry (TG) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM)...
February 21, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231640/mind-the-gap-mechanisms-regulating-the-endothelial-barrier
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REVIEW
Mariya Y Radeva, Jens Waschke
The endothelial barrier consists of intercellular contacts localized in the cleft between endothelial cells, which is covered by the glycocalyx in a sieve-like manner. Both types of barrier-forming junctions, i.e. the adherens junction (AJ) serving mechanical anchorage and mechanotransduction and the tight junction (TJ) sealing the intercellular space to limit paracelullar permeability, are tethered to the actin cytoskeleton. Under resting conditions, the endothelium thereby builds a selective layer controlling the exchange of fluid and solutes with the surrounding tissue...
February 23, 2017: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223322/eta-receptors-blockade-by-activating-etb-receptors-increases-vascular-permeability-and-induces-exaggerated-fluid-retention
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Magali Vercauteren, Frederic Trensz, Anne Pasquali, Christophe Cattaneo, Daniel S Strasser, Patrick Hess, Marc Iglarz, Martine Clozel
Endothelin receptor antagonists have been associated with fluid retention. It has been suggested that, of the two endothelin receptor subtypes, ETB receptors should not be blocked, because of their involvement in natriuresis and diuresis. Surprisingly, clinical data suggest that ETA-selective antagonists pose a greater risk of fluid overload than dual antagonists. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the contribution of each endothelin receptor to fluid retention and vascular permeability in rats. Sitaxentan and ambrisentan as ETA-selective antagonists, bosentan and macitentan as dual antagonists were used as representatives of each class, respectively...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223221/the-atheroma-plaque-secretome-stimulates-the-mobilization-of-endothelial-progenitor-cells-ex-vivo
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Francisco M Vega, Violette Gautier, Cecilia M Fernandez-Ponce, Mª Jesús Extremera, A F Maarten Altelaar, Jaime Millan, Juan C Tellez, Jose A Hernandez-Campos, Rosario Conejero, Jorge Bolivar, Ricardo Pardal, Francisco J Garcia-Cózar, Enrique Aguado, Albert J R Heck, Mª Carmen Duran-Ruiz
Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) constitute a promising alternative in cardiovascular regenerative medicine due to their assigned role in angiogenesis and vascular repair. In response to injury, EPCs promote vascular remodeling by replacement of damaged endothelial cells and/or by secreting angiogenic factors over the damaged tissue. Nevertheless, such mechanisms need to be further characterized. In the current approach we have evaluated the initial response of early EPCs (eEPCs) from healthy individuals after direct contact with the factors released by carotid arteries complicated with atherosclerotic plaques (AP), in order to understand the mechanisms underlying the neovascularization and remodeling properties assigned to these cells...
February 18, 2017: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218627/gata4-dependent-organ-specific-endothelial-differentiation-controls-liver-development-and-embryonic-hematopoiesis
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Cyrill Géraud, Philipp-Sebastian Koch, Johanna Zierow, Kay Klapproth, Katrin Busch, Victor Olsavszky, Thomas Leibing, Alexandra Demory, Friederike Ulbrich, Miriam Diett, Sandhya Singh, Carsten Sticht, Katja Breitkopf-Heinlein, Karsten Richter, Sanna-Maria Karppinen, Taina Pihlajaniemi, Bernd Arnold, Hans-Reimer Rodewald, Hellmut G Augustin, Kai Schledzewski, Sergij Goerdt
Microvascular endothelial cells (ECs) are increasingly recognized as organ-specific gatekeepers of their microenvironment. Microvascular ECs instruct neighboring cells in their organ-specific vascular niches through angiocrine factors, which include secreted growth factors (angiokines), extracellular matrix molecules, and transmembrane proteins. However, the molecular regulators that drive organ-specific microvascular transcriptional programs and thereby regulate angiodiversity are largely elusive. In contrast to other ECs, which form a continuous cell layer, liver sinusoidal ECs (LSECs) constitute discontinuous, permeable microvessels...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218251/stim1-phosphorylation-at-y361-recruits-orai1-to-stim1-puncta-and-induces-ca-2-entry
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Pascal Yazbeck, Mohammad Tauseef, Kevin Kruse, Md-Ruhul Amin, Rayees Sheikh, Stefan Feske, Yulia Komarova, Dolly Mehta
Store-operated Ca(2+) entry (SOCE) mediates the increase in intracellular calcium (Ca(2+)) in endothelial cells (ECs) that regulates several EC functions including tissue-fluid homeostasis. Stromal-interaction molecule 1 (STIM1), upon sensing the depletion of (Ca(2+)) from the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) store, organizes as puncta that trigger store-operated Ca(2+) entry (SOCE) via plasmalemmal Ca(2+)-selective Orai1 channels. While the STIM1 and Orai1 binding interfaces have been mapped, signaling mechanisms activating STIM1 recruitment of Orai1 and STIM1-Orai1 interaction remains enigmatic...
February 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217813/-vegf-enhances-reconstruction-of-neurovascular-units-in-the-brain-after-injury
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Zhi-Guang Pan, Ying Mao, Feng-Yan Sun
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) was originally recognized as a substance predominantly with vascular permeability and angiogenesis. Recently, more and more evidence indicated that VEGF is expressed in the neurons of the developing and adult brains. Functional investigation demonstrated that VEGF shows several important effects on the neuronal development and physiological function. For example, VEGF accelerates the development of neurons and neural dendritic and axon growth. Besides, VEGF directly and acutely regulates the functions of multiple ion channels of the neuron membrane and changes neural excitability...
February 25, 2017: Sheng Li Xue Bao: [Acta Physiologica Sinica]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217383/management-dilemmas-in-a-rare-case-of-pituitary-apoplexy-in-the-setting-of-dengue-hemorrhagic-fever
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S J Balaparameswara Rao, Amey R Savardekar, B N Nandeesh, A Arivazhagan
BACKGROUND: Pituitary apoplexy occurs due to infarction or hemorrhage, within a pituitary adenoma or a nontumorous pituitary gland and can have catastrophic consequences. Dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) is a severe manifestation of the spectrum of dengue virus infection and is characterized by high-grade fever, thrombocytopenia, hemorrhagic tendencies, and increased vascular permeability. Cases of incidentalomas complicated by DHF and presenting with apoplexy are extremely rare. CASE DESCRIPTION: We describe the case of a 45-year-old gentleman who suffered an attack of pituitary apoplexy while being treated for DHF...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214884/transient-receptor-potential-melastatin-4-trpm4-contributes-to-high-salt-diet-mediated-early-stage-endothelial-injury
#15
Xiao-Qing Ding, Tao Ban, Zeng-Yan Liu, Jie Lou, Liang-Liang Tang, Jia-Xin Wang, Wen-Feng Chu, Dan Zhao, Bin-Lin Song, Zhi-Ren Zhang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The present study investigated whether the transient receptor potential melastatin 4 (TRPM4) channel plays a role in high salt diet (HSD)-induced endothelial injuries. METHODS: Western blotting and immunofluorescence were used to examine TRPM4 expression in the mesenteric endothelium of Dahl salt-sensitive (SS) rats fed a HSD. The MTT, TUNEL, and transwell assays were used to evaluate the cell viability, cell apoptosis, and cell migration, respectively, of human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs)...
February 16, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214650/2-methoxyestradiol-protects-against-igg-immune-complex-induced-acute-lung-injury-by-blocking-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-ccaat-enhancer-binding-protein-%C3%AE-activities
#16
Chunguang Yan, Yanfei Shen, Qiqing Sun, Dong Yuan, Huifang Tang, Hongwei Gao
Increasing evidences indicate that 2-Methoxyestradiol (2ME2) plays an essential role in protecting against inflammatory responses. However, its effect on IgG immune complex (IC)-induced acute lung injury (ALI) remains enigmatic. In the study, by using i.p. administration of 2ME2, we evaluated its influence on IgG IC-induced pulmonary injury in mice. We found that during IgG IC-induced ALI, mice treated by 2ME2 displayed a substantial decrease in vascular permeability and neutrophil influx (represented by myeloperoxidase activity) when compared with their counterparts receiving vehicle treatment...
February 16, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213315/focal-adhesion-kinase-signaling-in-unexpected-places
#17
REVIEW
Elizabeth G Kleinschmidt, David D Schlaepfer
Focal adhesion kinase (FAK) is a cytoplasmic protein-tyrosine kinase first identified at extracellular matrix and integrin receptor cell adhesion sites and is a key regulator of cell movement. FAK is activated by a variety of stimuli. Herein, we discuss advances in conformational-associated FAK activation and dimerization mechanisms. Additionally, new roles have emerged for FAK signaling at cell adhesions, adherens junctions, endosomes, and the nucleus. In light of these new findings, we review how FAK activation at these sites is connected to the regulation of integrin recycling-activation, vascular permeability, cell survival, and transcriptional regulation, respectively...
February 14, 2017: Current Opinion in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212803/calcium-channels-in-vascular-smooth-muscle
#18
D Ghosh, A U Syed, M P Prada, M A Nystoriak, L F Santana, M Nieves-Cintrón, M F Navedo
Calcium (Ca(2+)) plays a central role in excitation, contraction, transcription, and proliferation of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMs). Precise regulation of intracellular Ca(2+) concentration ([Ca(2+)]i) is crucial for proper physiological VSM function. Studies over the last several decades have revealed that VSMs express a variety of Ca(2+)-permeable channels that orchestrate a dynamic, yet finely tuned regulation of [Ca(2+)]i. In this review, we discuss the major Ca(2+)-permeable channels expressed in VSM and their contribution to vascular physiology and pathology...
2017: Advances in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212190/endothelial-cell-disease-emerging-knowledge-from-cerebral-cavernous-malformations
#19
Maria Grazia Lampugnani, Matteo Malinverno, Elisabetta Dejana
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Endothelial cells dysfunctions are crucial determinants of several human diseases. We review here the most recent reports on endothelial cell defects in cerebral cavernous malformations (CCMs), particularly focusing on adherens junctions. CCM is a vascular disease that affects specifically the venous microvessels of the central nervous system and which is caused by loss-of-function mutation in any one of the three CCM genes (CCM1, 2 or 3) in endothelial cells. The phenotypic result of these mutations are focal vascular malformations that are permeable and fragile causing neurological symptoms and occasionally haemorrhagic stroke...
February 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211963/a-parametric-model-of-the-brain-vascular-system-for-estimation-of-the-arterial-input-function-aif-at-the-tissue-level
#20
Siamak P Nejad-Davarani, Hassan Bagher-Ebadian, James R Ewing, Douglas C Noll, Tom Mikkelsen, Michael Chopp, Quan Jiang
In this paper, we introduce a novel model of the brain vascular system, which is developed based on laws of fluid dynamics and vascular morphology. This model is used to address dispersion and delay of the arterial input function (AIF) at different levels of the vascular structure and to estimate the local AIF in DCE images. We developed a method based on the simplex algorithm and Akaike information criterion to estimate the likelihood of the contrast agent concentration signal sampled in DCE images belonging to different layers of the vascular tree or being a combination of different signal levels from different nodes of this structure...
February 17, 2017: NMR in Biomedicine
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