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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455773/takotsubo-syndrome
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Sanjiv Gupta, Madan Mohan Gupta
Takotsubo syndrome is a reversible acute heart failure frequently precipitated by an emotional or physical stress. The clinical presentation resembles acute coronary syndrome. Pathogenesis is complex and may involve brain-heart axis and neuro-hormonal stunning of the myocardium. Coronary angiography reveals normal epicardial arteries with no obstruction or spasm. NT-ProBNP maybe remarkably elevated. Regional wall motion akinesia (RWMA) of left ventricle extends beyond the territory of one coronary artery. Reduced left ventricle ejection fraction (LVEF) and RWMA recover in 6-12 weeks...
January 2018: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447999/late-heartbeat-evoked-potentials-are-associated-with-survival-after-cardiac-arrest
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André Schulz, Pascal Stammet, Angelika M Dierolf, Claus Vögele, Stefan Beyenburg, Christophe Werer, Yvan Devaux
RATIONALE: Cardiac arrest (CA) is a serious condition characterized by high mortality rates, even after initial successful resuscitation, mainly due to neurological damage. Whether brain-heart communication is associated with outcome after CA is unknown. Heartbeat-evoked brain potentials (HEPs) represent neurophysiological indicators of brain-heart communication. The aim of this study was to address the association between HEPs and survival after CA. METHODS: HEPs were calculated from resting EEG/ECG in 55 CA patients 24 hours after resuscitation...
February 12, 2018: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429352/-extraadrenal-glucocorticoid-synthesis
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Ágnes Szappanos, Katalin Mészáros, Zsolt Nagy, Annamária Kövesdi, István Likó, Emese Kiss, Miklós Tóth, Attila Patócs
Endogenous glucocorticoids exert a diverse array of physiological processes and play an important role in immune modulatory and anti-inflammatory responses. The secretion of cortisol by the adrenal gland is regulated through two mechanisms. Systemic regulation is substantiating by the hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal axis. Furthermore, a tissue-specific local regulatory system, containing the 11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase enzyme responsible for local glucocorticoid synthesis and the glucocorticoid receptor, has also been demonstrated...
February 2018: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29423064/melatonin-attenuated-brain-death-tissue-extract-induced-cardiac-damage-by-suppressing-damp-signaling
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Pei-Hsun Sung, Fan-Yen Lee, Ling-Chun Lin, Kuan-Hung Chen, Hung-Sheng Lin, Pei-Lin Shao, Yi-Chen Li, Yi-Ling Chen, Kun-Chen Lin, Chun-Man Yuen, Hsueh-Wen Chang, Mel S Lee, Hon-Kan Yip
We tested the hypothesis that melatonin prevents brain death (BD) tissue extract (BDEX)-induced cardiac damage by suppressing inflammatory damage-associated molecular pattern (DAMP) signaling in rats. Six hours after BD induction, levels of a DAMP component (HMGB1) and inflammatory markers (TLR-2, TLR-4, MYD88, IκB, NF-κB, IL-1β, IFN-γ, TNF-α and IL-6) were higher in brain tissue from BD animals than controls. Levels of HMGB1 and inflammatory markers were higher in BDEX-treated H9C2 cardiac myoblasts than in cells treated with healthy brain tissue extract...
January 9, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351514/the-ace2-angiotensin-1-7-mas-axis-of-the-renin-angiotensin-system-focus-on-angiotensin-1-7
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Robson Augusto Souza Santos, Walkyria Oliveira Sampaio, Andreia C Alzamora, Daisy Motta-Santos, Natalia Alenina, Michael Bader, Maria Jose Campagnole-Santos
The renin-angiotensin system (RAS) is a key player in the control of the cardiovascular system and hydroelectrolyte balance, with an influence on organs and functions throughout the body. The classical view of this system saw it as a sequence of many enzymatic steps that culminate in the production of a single biologically active metabolite, the octapeptide angiotensin (ANG) II, by the angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE). The past two decades have revealed new functions for some of the intermediate products, beyond their roles as substrates along the classical route...
January 1, 2018: Physiological Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348018/myocardial-inflammation-predicts-remodeling-and-neuroinflammation-after-myocardial-infarction
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James T Thackeray, Henri C Hupe, Yong Wang, Jens P Bankstahl, Georg Berding, Tobias L Ross, Johann Bauersachs, Kai C Wollert, Frank M Bengel
BACKGROUND: The local inflammatory tissue response after acute myocardial infarction (MI) determines subsequent healing. Systemic interaction may induce neuroinflammation as a precursor to neurodegeneration. OBJECTIVES: This study sought to assess the influence of MI on cardiac and brain inflammation using noninvasive positron emission tomography (PET) of the heart-brain axis. METHODS: After coronary artery ligation or sham surgery, mice (n = 49) underwent serial whole-body PET imaging of the mitochondrial translocator protein (TSPO) as a marker of activated macrophages and microglia...
January 23, 2018: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316515/the-body-burden-and-thyroid-disruption-in-lizards-eremias-argus-living-in-benzoylurea-pesticides-contaminated-soil
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Jing Chang, Jitong Li, Weiyu Hao, Huili Wang, Wei Li, Baoyuan Guo, Jianzhong Li, Yinghuan Wang, Peng Xu
Dermal exposure is regarded as a potentially significant but understudied route for pesticides uptake in terrestrial reptiles. In this study, a native Chinese lizard was exposed to control, diflubenzuron or flufenoxuron contaminated soil (1.5 mg kg-1) for 35 days. Tissue distribution, liver lesions, thyroid hormone levels and transcription of most target genes were examined. The half-lives of diflubenzuron and flufenoxuron in the soil were 118.9 and 231.8 days, respectively. The accumulation of flufenoxuron in the liver, brain, kidney, heart, plasma and skin (1...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237468/left-ventricular-synchrony-torsion-and-recoil-mechanics-in-ebstein-s-anomaly-insights-from-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance
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Michael Steinmetz, Simon Usenbenz, Johannes Tammo Kowallick, Olga Hösch, Wieland Staab, Torben Lange, Shelby Kutty, Joachim Lotz, Gerd Hasenfuß, Thomas Paul, Andreas Schuster
BACKGROUND: Disease progression and heart failure development in Ebstein's Anomaly (EA) of the tricuspid valve is characterized by both right and left ventricular (LV) deterioration. The mechanisms underlying LV dysfunction and their role in heart failure development are incompletely understood. We hypothesized that LV dyssynchrony and impaired torsion and recoil mechanics induced by paradoxical movement of the basal septum may play a role in heart failure development. METHODS: 31 EA patients and 31 matched controls underwent prospective cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR)...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223873/molecular-characterization-and-expression-profiles-of-lpxrfa-at-the-brain-pituitary-gonad-axis-of-half-smooth-tongue-sole-cynoglossus-semilaevis-during-ovarian-maturation
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Bin Wang, Quan Liu, Xuezhou Liu, Yongjiang Xu, Bao Shi
Gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone (GnIH) has been characterized by its ability to inhibit either basal or gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH)-induced gonadotropin synthesis and release in birds and mammals. However, the physiological role of GnIH on the reproductive axis in fish remains inconclusive, with most studies focusing on the orders Cypriniformes and Perciformes. To gain insight into the role of GnIH in the regulation of reproduction in the order Pleuronectiformes, we first cloned the LPXRFa gene, the piscine ortholog of GnIH, in the half-smooth tongue sole...
December 6, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part B, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199079/nociceptive-cortical-activity-is-dissociated-from-nociceptive-behavior-in-newborn-human-infants-under-stress
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Laura Jones, Lorenzo Fabrizi, Maria Laudiano-Dray, Kimberley Whitehead, Judith Meek, Madeleine Verriotis, Maria Fitzgerald
Newborn infants display strong nociceptive behavior in response to tissue damaging stimuli, and this is accompanied by nociceptive activity generated in subcortical and cortical areas of the brain [1, 2]. In the absence of verbal report, these nociceptive responses are used as measures of pain sensation in newborn humans, as they are in animals [3, 4]. However, many infants are raised in a physiologically stressful environment, and little is known about the effect of background levels of stress upon their pain responses...
November 23, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190687/leptin-reverses-hyperglycemia-and-hyperphagia-in-insulin-deficient-diabetic-rats-by-pituitary-independent-central-nervous-system-actions
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Alexandre A da Silva, John E Hall, Jussara M do Carmo
The hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis has been postulated to play a major role in mediating the antidiabetic effects of leptin. We tested if the pituitary is essential for the chronic central nervous system mediated actions of leptin on metabolic and cardiovascular function in insulin-dependent diabetic and non-diabetic rats. Male 12-week-old hypophysectomized Sprague-Dawley rats (Hypo, n = 5) were instrumented with telemetry probes for determination of mean arterial pressure (MAP) and heart rate (HR) 24-hrs/day and an intracerebroventricular (ICV) cannula was placed into the brain lateral ventricle for continuous leptin infusion...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163357/a-journey-through-the-gonadotropin-inhibitory-hormone-system-of-fish
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José A Muñoz-Cueto, José A Paullada-Salmerón, María Aliaga-Guerrero, Mairi E Cowan, Ishwar S Parhar, Takayoshi Ubuka
Gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone (GnIH) is a hypothalamic neuropeptide that belongs to the RFamide peptide family and was first identified in the quail brain. From the discovery of avian GnIH, orthologous GnIH peptides have been reported in a variety of vertebrates, including mammals, amphibians, teleosts and agnathans, but also in protochordates. It has been clearly established that GnIH suppresses reproduction in avian and mammalian species through its inhibitory actions on brain GnRH and pituitary gonadotropins...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113858/differences-in-blood-pressure-by-measurement-technique-in-neurocritically-ill-patients-a-technological-assessment
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Abhijit V Lele, Daren Wilson, Prabhakar Chalise, Jules Nazzaro, Vijay Krishnamoorthy, Monica S Vavilala
Blood pressure data may vary by measurement technique. We performed a technological assessment of differences in blood pressure measurement between non-invasive blood pressure (NIBP) and invasive arterial blood pressure (ABP) in neurocritically ill patients. After IRB approval, a prospective observational study was performed to study differences in systolic blood pressure (SBP), mean arterial pressure (MAP), and cerebral perfusion pressure (CPP) values measured by NIBP arm, ABP at level of the phlebostatic axis (ABP heart) and ABP at level of the external auditory meatus (ABP brain) at 30 and 45-degree head of bed elevation (HOB) using repeated measure analysis of covariance and correlation coefficients...
January 2018: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097844/ataxia-telangiectasia-and-rad3-related-atr-promyelocytic-leukemia-protein-pml-pathway-of-the-dna-damage-response-in-the-brain-of-rats-administered-arsenic-trioxide
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Ryo Watanabe, Kana Unuma, Kanako Noritake, Takeshi Funakoshi, Toshihiko Aki, Koichi Uemura
To examine the in vivo responses of promyelocytic leukemia protein (PML) to arsenic, rats (male, 6 weeks old, Sprague Dawley) were administered a single intraperitoneal dose of 5 mg/kg arsenic trioxide (ATO). The protein was examined in the heart, lung, liver, and brain 6 and 48 hours after administration: a significant response of PML was observed in the brain. Oxidative DNA modification was also observed in the brain as revealed by increased immunoreactivity to anti-8-hydroxy-2'-deoxyguanosine (8-OHdG) antibody...
October 2017: Journal of Toxicologic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021708/effects-of-ginseng-on-stress-related-depression-anxiety-and-the-hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-axis
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Seungyeop Lee, Dong-Kwon Rhee
Ginseng effectively regulates the immune response and the hormonal changes due to stress, thus maintaining homeostasis. In addition to suppressing the occurrence of psychological diseases such as anxiety and depression, ginseng also prevents stress-associated physiological diseases. Recent findings have revealed that ginseng is involved in adjusting the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis and controlling hormones, thus producing beneficial effects on the heart and brain, and in cases of bone diseases, as well as alleviating erectile dysfunction...
October 2017: Journal of Ginseng Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017156/the-missing-link-in-the-pathophysiology-of-vascular-cognitive-impairment-design-of-the-heart-brain-study
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Astrid M Hooghiemstra, Anne Suzanne Bertens, Anna E Leeuwis, Esther E Bron, Michiel L Bots, Hans-Peter Brunner-La Rocca, Anton J M de Craen, Rob J van der Geest, Jacoba P Greving, L Jaap Kappelle, Wiro J Niessen, Robert J van Oostenbrugge, Matthias J P van Osch, Albert de Roos, Albert C van Rossum, Geert Jan Biessels, Mark A van Buchem, Mat J A P Daemen, Wiesje M van der Flier
BACKGROUND: Hemodynamic balance in the heart-brain axis is increasingly recognized as a crucial factor in maintaining functional and structural integrity of the brain and thereby cognitive functioning. Patients with heart failure (HF), carotid occlusive disease (COD), and vascular cognitive impairment (VCI) present themselves with complaints attributed to specific parts of the heart-brain axis, but hemodynamic changes often go beyond the part of the axis for which they primarily seek medical advice...
October 10, 2017: Cerebrovascular Diseases Extra
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984668/brain-heart-interactions-in-traumatic-brain-injury
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Ayman El-Menyar, Abhishek Goyal, Rifat Latifi, Hassan Al-Thani, William Frishman
The cardiovascular manifestations associated with nontraumatic head disorders are commonly known. Similar manifestations have been reported in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI); however, the underlying mechanisms and impact on the patient's clinical outcomes are not well explored. The neurocardiac axis theory and neurogenic stunned myocardium phenomenon could partly explain the brain-heart link and interactions and can thus pave the way to a better understanding and management of TBI. Several observational retrospective studies have shown a promising role for beta-adrenergic blockers in patients with TBI in reducing the overall TBI-related mortality...
November 2017: Cardiology in Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818859/renal-denervation-suppresses-coronary-hyperconstricting-responses-after-drug-eluting-stent-implantation-in-pigs-in-vivo-through-the-kidney-brain-heart-axis
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Hironori Uzuka, Yasuharu Matsumoto, Kensuke Nishimiya, Kazuma Ohyama, Hideaki Suzuki, Hirokazu Amamizu, Susumu Morosawa, Michinori Hirano, Tomohiko Shindo, Yoku Kikuchi, Kiyotaka Hao, Takashi Shiroto, Kenta Ito, Jun Takahashi, Koji Fukuda, Satoshi Miyata, Yoshihito Funaki, Hatsue Ishibashi-Ueda, Satoshi Yasuda, Hiroaki Shimokawa
OBJECTIVE: Drug-eluting stent-induced coronary hyperconstricting responses remain an important issue. The adventitia harbors a variety of components that potently modulate vascular tone, including sympathetic nerve fibers (SNF) and vasa vasorum. Catheter-based renal denervation (RDN) inhibits sympathetic nerve activity. We, thus, examined whether RDN suppresses drug-eluting stent-induced coronary hyperconstricting responses, and if so, what mechanisms are involved. APPROACH AND RESULTS: Protocol 1: pigs implanted with everolimus-eluting stents into the left coronary arteries underwent coronary angiography at 1 month after implantation for assessment of coronary vasomotion and adventitial SNF formation...
October 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775014/brain-heart-interaction-cardiac-complications-after-stroke
#19
REVIEW
Zhili Chen, Poornima Venkat, Don Seyfried, Michael Chopp, Tao Yan, Jieli Chen
Neurocardiology is an emerging specialty that addresses the interaction between the brain and the heart, that is, the effects of cardiac injury on the brain and the effects of brain injury on the heart. This review article focuses on cardiac dysfunction in the setting of stroke such as ischemic stroke, brain hemorrhage, and subarachnoid hemorrhage. The majority of post-stroke deaths are attributed to neurological damage, and cardiovascular complications are the second leading cause of post-stroke mortality...
August 4, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710231/tuberin-regulates-prostaglandin-receptor-mediated-viability-via-rheb-in-mtorc1-hyperactive-cells
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Chenggang Li, Xiaolei Liu, Yang Liu, Erik Zhang, Kantha Medepalli, Kouhei Masuda, Na Li, Kathryn A Wikenheiser-Brokamp, Andrew Osterburg, Michael T Borchers, Elizabeth J Kopras, David R Plas, Julia Sun, David N Franz, Jamie K Capal, Maxwell Mays, Yang Sun, David J Kwiatkowski, Anya Alayev, Marina K Holz, Darcy A Krueger, Brian J Siroky, Jane J Yu
Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is a tumor-suppressor syndrome affecting multiple organs, including the brain, skin, kidneys, heart, and lungs. TSC is associated with mutations in TSC1 or TSC2, resulting in hyperactivation of mTOR complex 1 (mTORC1). Clinical trials demonstrate that mTORC1 inhibitors decrease tumor volume and stabilize lung function in TSC patients; however, mTOR inhibitors are cytostatic not cytocidal, and long-term benefits and toxicities are uncertain. Previously, we identified rapamycin-insensitive upregulation of cyclooxygenase 2 (PTGS2/COX2) and prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) production in TSC2-deficient cells and postulated that the action of excess PGE2 and its cognate receptors (EP) contributes to cell survival...
October 2017: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
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