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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820397/long-term-feeding-with-bioactive-tripeptides-in-aged-hypertensive-and-normotensive-rats-special-focus-on-blood-pressure-and-bradykinin-induced-vascular-reactivity
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A Siltari, J Roivanen, R Korpela, H Vapaatalo
Bradykinin is the main player of the kallikrein-kinin system. Bradykinin-induced vasodilatation is age-dependent; this is believed to be associated with the level of expression of the two bradykinin receptors (BR1 and BR2) in the vasculature. The aim of this study was to clarify bradykinin-induced vascular reactivity of spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) and age-matched Wistar-Kyoto rats (WKY) after 6 weeks' consumption of a drink containing bioactive tripeptides (Ile-Pro-Pro, Val-Pro-Pro and Leu-Pro-Pro)...
June 2017: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819363/combined-analysis-of-endothelial-hematopoietic-and-mesenchymal-stem-cell-compartments-shows-simultaneous-but-independent-effects-of-age-and-heart-disease
#2
Carine Ghem, Lucinara Dadda Dias, Roberto Tofani Sant'Anna, Renato A K Kalil, Melissa Markoski, Nance Beyer Nardi
Clinical trials using stem cell therapy for heart diseases have not reproduced the initial positive results obtained with animal models. This might be explained by a decreased regenerative capacity of stem cells collected from the patients. This work aimed at the simultaneous investigation of endothelial stem/progenitor cells (EPCs), mesenchymal stem/progenitor cells (MSCs), and hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells (HSCs) in sternal bone marrow samples of patients with ischemic or valvular heart disease, using flow cytometry and colony assays...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814711/reprogramming-bone-marrow-stem-cells-to-functional-endothelial-cells-in-a-mini-pig-animal-model
#3
Franziska Schlegel, Marco Appler, Michelle Halling, Francis Edwin Smit, Friedrich-Wilhelm Mohr, Stefan Dhein, Pascal Maria Dohmen
BACKGROUND The aims of this study were to compare the morphological, biochemical, and functional properties of reprogrammed bone marrow stem cell (BMSC)-derived arterial endothelial cells (AECs) and venous endothelial cells (VECs), following adenosine triphosphate (ATP)-stimulation in a mini pig animal model. MATERIAL AND METHODS Bone marrow aspiration was performed in six adult mini pigs. Harvested mononuclear cells were isolated, cultured, and treated with vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) (16 µg/ml)...
August 17, 2017: Medical Science Monitor Basic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814237/statins-in-aortic-stenosis
#4
Karl Norrington, Emmanuel Androulakis, Evangelos Oikonomou, Georgia Vogiatzi, Dimitris Tousoulis
Calcific aortic stenosis (AS) is the most common form of valvular heart disease in Europe and North America. It is a progressive disease with a prolonged period of asymptomatic latency which eventually leads to critical left ventricular outflow tract obstruction necessitating surgical replacement of the valve. Statins are lipid-lowering drugs with a robust evidence base demonstrating clinical benefit in atherosclerotic coronary artery disease. There has therefore been significant interest in the potential benefit of statins in AS...
August 15, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812262/systolic-dysfunction-in-infarcted-mice-does-not-necessarily-lead-to-heart-failure-need-to-refine-preclinical-models
#5
María Villalba-Orero, Marina López-Olañeta, Pablo García-Pavía, Enrique Lara-Pezzi
Heart failure (HF) is a major cause of death and hospitalization worldwide. Despite advances in reducing mortality, prognosis remains poor and prevalence has reached epidemic proportions. The limitations of available preclinical models represent a major hurdle in the development of new therapies. Myocardial infarction (MI) is a main cause of HF in humans, and mouse models of MI are often used to study HF mechanisms and experimental treatments. We investigated whether MI in mice constitutes an appropriate model of HF...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810961/resuscitation-of-hypotensive-traumatic-brain-injured-animals-with-spray-dried-plasma-does-not-adversely-alter-physiology-and-improves-blood-brain-barrier-function
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Steven McDaniel, Stephanie Golla, Anthony N Moore, Joe DaCorta, Arthur Bode, Shibani Pati, Pramod K Dash, Jing Zhao
INTRODUCTION: According to the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center and the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center, the number of soldiers who have sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) has risen dramatically over the past decade. Studies have shown that brain damage can be exacerbated if blood loss occurs (often occurring in polytrauma). As blood supply is critical for brain function and survival, TBI patients must be properly resuscitated to maintain blood volume, blood pressure, and cerebral perfusion...
July 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808947/the-sydney-heart-bank-improving-translational-research-while-eliminating-or-reducing-the-use-of-animal-models-of-human-heart-disease
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REVIEW
C G Dos Remedios, S P Lal, A Li, J McNamara, A Keogh, P S Macdonald, R Cooke, E Ehler, R Knöll, S B Marston, J Stelzer, H Granzier, C Bezzina, S van Dijk, F De Man, G J M Stienen, J Odeberg, F Pontén, W Linke, J van der Velden
The Sydney Heart Bank (SHB) is one of the largest human heart tissue banks in existence. Its mission is to provide high-quality human heart tissue for research into the molecular basis of human heart failure by working collaboratively with experts in this field. We argue that, by comparing tissues from failing human hearts with age-matched non-failing healthy donor hearts, the results will be more relevant than research using animal models, particularly if their physiology is very different from humans. Tissue from heart surgery must generally be used soon after collection or it significantly deteriorates...
August 14, 2017: Biophysical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808194/comparative-effects-of-plant-oils-and-trans-fat-on-blood-lipid-profiles-and-ischemic-stroke-in-rats
#8
Haiyu Guo, Young-Hwan Ban, Yeseul Cha, Tae-Su Kim, Sung-Pyo Lee, Eun Suk An, Jieun Choi, Da Woom Seo, Jung-Min Yon, Ehn-Kyoung Choi, Yun-Bae Kim
Since plant oils are believed to be better than animal fats for cerebrovascular and cardiovascular diseases, the effects of various plant oils and trans-fat on blood lipid profiles and ischemic stroke were investigated. Sprague-Dawley rats were fed a diet containing the oils or trans-fat, and then body weights, blood lipids, and effects on brain infarction and physical dysfunction induced by middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) were analyzed. All the oils and trans-fat, except perilla oil, significantly increased body fats and body weight gain...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801122/deoxycholic-acid-a-metabolite-of-circulating-bile-acids-and-coronary-artery-vascular-calcification-in-ckd
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Anna Jovanovich, Tamara Isakova, Geoffrey Block, Jason Stubbs, Gerard Smits, Michel Chonchol, Makoto Miyazaki
BACKGROUND: Vascular calcification is common among patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), and it is associated with all-cause and cardiovascular disease mortality. Deoxycholic acid, a metabolite of circulating bile acids, is elevated in CKD and induces vascular mineralization and osteogenic differentiation in animal models. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort analysis of clinical trial participants. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: 112 patients with moderate to severe CKD (estimated glomerular filtration rate, 20-45mL/min/1...
August 9, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798258/preserved-right-ventricular-integrity-in-a-new-telemetric-rat-model-of-severe-pulmonary-hypertension
#10
Catharina Schreiber, Magdalena S Eilenberg, Attila Kiss, Helga Bergmeister, Bruno K Podesser, Julia Mascherbauer, Diana Bonderman
Telemetric monitoring of hemodynamic parameters has become an established standard in experimental models of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). To that purpose, a dedicated catheter is usually implanted through the right ventricular wall of study animals. Drawbacks of this standard technique are: obtained pressures are from the right ventricle and therefore only surrogates for pulmonary arterial pressures, and furthermore, right ventricular myocardium is always damaged to a certain degree. To overcome shortcomings of standard hemodynamic assessment, we modified an established rat model, where severe PAH is induced by left-sided pneumonectomy plus monocrotaline injection...
August 10, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793833/synergistic-therapeutic-effect-of-three-dimensional-stem-cell-clusters-and-angiopoietin-1-on-promoting-vascular-regeneration-in-ischemic-region
#11
Jungmi Kang, Jeong-Kee Yoon, Seung Ja Oh, Byung-Soo Kim, Sang-Heon Kim
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is an ischemic disease characterized by reduced blood flow to the legs, feet, and hands. Human mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are an attractive cell source to treat PAD in regenerative medicine. However, in clinical applications, the use of adult stem cells has several limitations, such as low cell viability and low therapeutic efficiency. In the present study, we described an innovative method of culturing three-dimensional stem cell clusters (AngioclusterTM, AC), demonstrated the potential for ACs to differentiate into vascular cells, and assessed the synergistic effects of ACs and angiopoietin-1 (Ang-1) on angiogenesis in ischemic animal models...
August 10, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792962/aberrant-cgmp-signaling-persists-during-recovery-in-mice-with-oxygen-induced-pulmonary-hypertension
#12
Marta Perez, Keng Jin Lee, Herminio J Cardona, Joann M Taylor, Mary E Robbins, Gregory B Waypa, Sara K Berkelhamer, Kathryn N Farrow
Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), a common complication of preterm birth, is associated with pulmonary hypertension (PH) in 25% of infants with moderate to severe BPD. Neonatal mice exposed to hyperoxia for 14d develop lung disease similar to BPD, with evidence of associated PH. The cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP) signaling pathway has not been well studied in BPD-associated PH. In addition, there is little data about the natural history of hyperoxia-induced PH in mice or the utility of phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE5) inhibition in established disease...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792428/influences-of-macrohemodynamic-conditions-on-systemic-microhemodynamic-changes-in-burns
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Jochen-Frederick Hernekamp, Florian Neubrech, Tomke Cordts, Volker J Schmidt, Ulrich Kneser, Thomas Kremer
PURPOSE: The clinical course after major burns is characterized by microcirculatory changes and consecutive capillary leakage. However, current clinical monitoring does not properly assess microcirculation, whereas macrohemodynamic changes are continuously evaluated. Here, we assess if macrohemodynamic and microhemodynamic parameters after burn trauma are correlated in a rat model. METHODS: Burn plasma harvested from donor rats 4 hours after thermal injury (30% total body surface area, 100 °C water, 12 seconds) was administered intravenously to healthy animals during 2 hours of intravital microscopy (burn group [BG])...
November 2016: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790934/skin-lesions-in-swine-with-decompression-sickness-clinical-appearance-and-pathogenesis
#14
Long Qing, Dinesh K Ariyadewa, Hongjie Yi, Yewei Wang, Quan Zhou, Weigang Xu
Skin lesions are visual clinical manifestations of decompression sickness (DCS). Comprehensive knowledge of skin lesions would give simple but strong clinical evidence to help diagnose DCS. The aim of this study was to systematically depict skin lesions and explore their pathophysiological basis in a swine DCS model. Thirteen Bama swine underwent simulated diving in a hyperbaric animal chamber with the profile of 40 msw-35 min exposure, followed by decompression in 11 min. After decompression, chronological changes in the appearance of skin lesions, skin ultrasound, temperature, tissue nitric oxide (NO) levels, and histopathology were studied...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782712/effects-of-fasudil-on-pulmonary-hypertension-in-clinical-practice
#15
REVIEW
Yiqing Zhang, Shangjie Wu
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a pathophysiologic disorder that may involve multiple clinical conditions and can complicate the majority of cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. The presence of PH is associated with worse outcomes, but the efficacy of current therapy is still unsatisfactory. Because Rho-kinase (ROCK) plays an important role in the pathogenesis of PH, the ROCK inhibitor fasudil is expected to contribute to PH treatment. In animal models of PH, fasudil reduced pulmonary artery pressure (PAP) and improved survival...
August 4, 2017: Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782513/the-effect-of-age-on-the-response-of-retinal-capillary-filling-to-changes-in-intraocular-pressure-measured-by-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography
#16
Xiaoyun Jiang, Elaine Johnson, William Cepurna, Diana Lozano, Shaojie Men, Ruikang K Wang, John Morrison
PURPOSE: To compare the effect of elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) on retinal capillary filling in elderly vs adult rats using optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA). METHODS: The IOP of elderly (24-month-old, N=12) and adult (6-8month-old, N=10) Brown Norway rats was elevated in 10mmHg increments from 10 to 100mmHg. At each IOP level, 3D OCT data were captured using an optical microangiography (OMAG) scanning protocol and then post-processed to obtain both structural and vascular images...
August 3, 2017: Microvascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780050/hesperidin-reverses-perivascular-adipose-mediated-aortic-stiffness-with-aging
#17
An Ouyang, Tyler B Garner, Bradley S Fleenor
We tested the hypothesis that hesperidin would reverse age-related aortic stiffness, perivascular adipose (PVAT) mediated-arterial stiffening and PVAT advanced glycation end-products (AGE) accumulation. Aortic pulse wave velocity (aPWV) and intrinsic mechanical stiffness, two measures of arterial stiffness, were assessed in C57BL/6 mice that were young (6months), old (27-29months), or old treated with hesperidin for 4weeks. Old compared with young mice had increased aPWV (444±10 vs. 358±8cm/s, P<0.05) and mechanical stiffness (6506±369 vs...
August 3, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776458/sufentanil-medetomidine-anaesthesia-compared-with-fentanyl-fluanisone-midazolam-is-associated-with-fewer-ventricular-arrhythmias-and-death-during-experimental-myocardial-infarction-in-rats-and-limits-infarct-size-following-reperfusion
#18
Ellis N Ter Horst, Paul A J Krijnen, Paul Flecknell, Klaas W Meyer, Klaas Kramer, Anja M van der Laan, Jan J Piek, Hans W M Niessen
To improve infarct healing following myocardial infarction in humans, therapeutic interventions can be applied during the inflammatory response. Animal models are widely used to study this process. However, induction of MI in rodents is associated with high mortality due to ventricular fibrillation (VF) during coronary artery ligation. The anaesthetic agent used during the procedure appears to influence the frequency of this complication. In this retrospective study, the effect on ventricular arrhythmia incidence during ligation and infarct size following in vivo reperfusion of two anaesthetic regimens, sufentanil-medetomidine (SM) and fentanyl/fluanisone-midazolam (FFM) was evaluated in rats...
January 1, 2017: Laboratory Animals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776262/visceral-adipose-tissue-derived-serine-protease-inhibitor-prevents-the-development-of-monocrotaline-induced-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-in-rats
#19
Yuzaburo Sakamoto, Satoshi Kameshima, Chiharu Kakuda, Yuta Okamura, Tomoko Kodama, Muneyoshi Okada, Hideyuki Yamawaki
Visceral adipose tissue-derived serine protease inhibitor (vaspin), a recently identified adipocytokine, inhibits inflammation, migration, and apoptosis of vascular cells. We have recently demonstrated that chronic administration of vaspin to spontaneously hypertensive rats partly prevents systemic hypertension through inhibiting inflammation and remodeling of vascular wall. Pulmonary arterial (PA) hypertension (PAH) is caused by PA remodeling, contractile dysfunction, and inflammatory responses. We tested the hypothesis that vaspin could prevent development of PAH in animal model...
August 3, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774792/macrophage-imaging-of-cerebral-aneurysms-with-ferumoxytol-an-exploratory-study-in-an-animal-model-and-in-patients
#20
Tomohiro Aoki, Makoto Saito, Hirokazu Koseki, Keiichi Tsuji, Atsushi Tsuji, Kiyoshi Murata, Hidetoshi Kasuya, Akio Morita, Shuh Narumiya, Kazuhiko Nozaki
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to assess the validity and feasibility of macrophage imaging using an ultrasmall superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticle, ferumoxytol, in the cerebral aneurysmal wall in an animal model and in humans. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Engulfment of ferumoxytol by primary culture of macrophages and RAW264.7 cells was assessed. Uptake of ferumoxytol was evaluated histologically in a cerebral aneurysmal model in rats. In an exploratory clinical study of magnetic resonance macrophage imaging, 17 unruptured aneurysms in 17 patients were imaged using thin-slice gapless magnetic resonance images of 2D-gradient-recalled echo (2D-GRE) and 3D-T1-fast-spin echo sequences on day 0 and of the same sequences with infusion of ferumoxytol 24 hours after the first imaging...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
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