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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932239/the-therapeutic-effect-of-rosuvastatin-and-propylthiouracil-on-ameliorating-high-cholesterol-diet-induced-rabbit-aortic-atherosclerosis-and-stiffness
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Pao-Yuan Lin, Fan-Yen Lee, Christopher Glenn Wallace, Kuan-Hung Chen, Gour-Shenq Kao, Pei-Hsun Sung, Sarah Chua, Sheung-Fat Ko, Yung-Lung Chen, Shun-Cheng Wu, Hsueh-Wen Chang, Hon-Kan Yip, Pei-Lin Shao
BACKGROUND: We tested the hypothesis that arteriosclerosis-augmented aortic pulse wave velocity (PWV) and -impaired vasorelaxation were attenuated by rosuvastatin (Rosu) and propylthiouracil (PTU) therapy. METHODS AND RESULTS: Thirty-two New Zealand rabbits were equally divided into group 1 (sham-control), group 2 [high-cholesterol-diet (HCD) for 8weeks], group 3 [HCD-Rosu (20mg/kg/day administration after 4-week HFD for 4weeks)], and group 4 [HCD-PTU (0.1% PTU in drinking water), the treatment course as group 3]...
September 21, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927026/modulation-of-local-and-systemic-heterocellular-communication-by-mechanical-forces-a-role-of-enos
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Ralf Erkens, Tatsiana Suvorava, Christian M Kramer, Lukas Diederich, Malte Kelm, Miriam Margherita Cortese-Krott
SIGNIFICANCE: In this review, we discuss the role of nitric oxide (NO) as a key physiological mechanotransducer modulating both local and systemic heterocellular communication, and contributing to the integrated (patho)physiology of the cardiovascular system. A deeper understanding of mechanotransduction-mediated local and systemic nodes controlling heterocellular communication between the endothelium, blood cells and other cell types (e.g. cardiomyocytes) may suggest novel therapeutic strategies for endothelial dysfunction and cardiovascular disease...
December 7, 2016: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920123/selective-enhancement-of-insulin-sensitivity-in-the-endothelium-in-vivo-reveals-a-novel-proatherosclerotic-signalling-loop
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Hema Viswambharan, Nadira Y Yuldasheva, Anshuman Sengupta, Helen Imrie, Matthew C Gage, Natalie J Haywood, Andrew M Walker, Anna Skromna, Natalia Makova, Stacey L Galloway, Pooja Shah, Piruthivi Sukumar, Karen E Porter, Peter J Grant, Ajay M Shah, Celio X Santos, Jing Li, David J Beech, Stephen Wheatcroft, Richard M Cubbon, Mark T Kearney
RATIONALE: In the endothelium, insulin stimulates endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) to generate the anti-atherosclerotic signalling radical NO. Insulin resistant type 2 diabetes is associated with reduced NO availability and accelerated atherosclerosis. The effect of enhancing endothelial insulin sensitivity on NO availability is unclear. OBJECTIVE: To answer this question we generated a mouse with endothelial cell (EC)-specific over-expression of the human insulin receptor (hIRECO) using the Tie2 promoter-enhancer...
December 5, 2016: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919660/a-comparison-of-vasodilation-mode-among-selexipag-ns-304-2-4-5-6-diphenylpyrazin-2-yl-isopropyl-amino-butoxy-n-methylsulfonyl-acetamide-its-active-metabolite-mre-269-and-various-prostacyclin-receptor-agonists-in-rat-porcine-and-human-pulmonary-arteries
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Chiaki Fuchikami, Kohji Murakami, Koyuki Tajima, Junko Homan, Keiji Kosugi, Kazuya Kuramoto, Michiko Oka, Keiichi Kuwano
Selexipag (NS-304; [2-{4-[(5,6-diphenylpyrazin-2-yl)(isopropyl)amino]butoxy}-N- (methylsulfonyl)acetamide]) is a novel, orally available non-prostanoid prostacyclin receptor (IP receptor) agonist that has recently been approved for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). We examined the effect of the active metabolite of selexipag, MRE-269, and IP receptor agonists that are currently available as PAH therapeutic drugs on the relaxation of rat, porcine and human pulmonary artery. cAMP formation in human pulmonary artery smooth muscle cells was induced by all test compounds (MRE-269, epoprostenol, iloprost, treprostinil and beraprost sodium) and suppressed by IP receptor antagonists (CAY10441 and 2-[4-(1H-indol-4-yloxymethyl)-benzyloxycarbonylamino]-3-phenyl-propionic acid)...
December 2, 2016: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912206/irisin-lowers-blood-pressure-by-improvement-of-endothelial-dysfunction-via-ampk-akt-enos-no-pathway-in-the-spontaneously-hypertensive-rat
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Jinjuan Fu, Yu Han, Jialiang Wang, Yukai Liu, Shuo Zheng, Lin Zhou, Pedro A Jose, Chunyu Zeng
BACKGROUND: Exercise is a major nonpharmacological treatment for hypertension, but its underlying mechanisms are still not completely elucidated. Irisin, a polypeptide containing 112 amino acids, which is secreted mainly by skeletal muscle cells during exercise, exerts a protective role in metabolic diseases, such as diabetes mellitus and obesity. Because of the close relationship between irisin and metabolic diseases, we hypothesized that irisin may play a role in the regulation of blood pressure...
October 26, 2016: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890711/the-endogenous-lipid-n-arachidonoyl-glycine-is-hypotensive-and-nitric-oxide-cgmp-dependent-vasorelaxant
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Yousuf M Al Suleimani, Ahmed S Al Mahruqi
N-arachidonoyl glycine (NAGLY), is the endogenous lipid that activates the G protein-couple receptor 18 (GPR18) with vasodilatory activity in resistance arteries. This study investigates its hemodynamic effects and mechanisms of vasorelaxation. Hemodynamic effects of NAGLY in rats were assessed using a Biopac system and its vascular responses were assessed using a wire myograph. NAGLY (1mg/kg) decreased blood pressure by 69.4±5.5% and reduced renal blood flow by 88±12% and the effects were not sensitive to inhibition by O-1918 (3mg/kg)...
November 24, 2016: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885334/-epicatechin-prevents-blood-pressure-increase-and-reduces-locomotor-hyperactivity-in-young-spontaneously-hypertensive-rats
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M Kluknavsky, P Balis, A Puzserova, J Radosinska, A Berenyiova, M Drobna, S Lukac, J Muchova, I Bernatova
This study investigated the effects of subchronic (-)-epicatechin (Epi) treatment on locomotor activity and hypertension development in young spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR). Epi was administered in drinking water (100 mg/kg/day) for 2 weeks. Epi significantly prevented the development of hypertension (138 ± 2 versus 169 ± 5 mmHg, p < 0.001) and reduced total distance traveled in the open-field test (22 ± 2 versus 35 ± 4 m, p < 0.01). In blood, Epi significantly enhanced erythrocyte deformability, increased total antioxidant capacity, and decreased nitrotyrosine concentration...
2016: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884622/exercise-modulates-the-aortic-renin-angiotensin-system-independently-of-estrogen-therapy-in-ovariectomized-hypertensive-rats
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Patrick W Endlich, Erick R G Claudio, Leandro C F Lima, Rogério F Ribeiro Júnior, Antonio A B Peluso, Ivanita Stefanon, Nazaré S Bissoli, Virginia S Lemos, Robson A S Dos Santos, Glaucia R de Abreu
The renin-angiotensin-system is an important component of cardiovascular control and is up-regulated under various conditions, including hypertension and menopause. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of swimming training and estrogen therapy (ET) on angiotensin-II (ANG II)-induced vasoconstriction and angiotensin-(1-7) [ANG-(1-7)]-induced vasorelaxation in aortic rings from ovariectomized spontaneously hypertensive rats. Animals were divided into Sham (SH), Ovariectomized (OVX), Ovariectomized treated with E2 (OE2), Ovariectomized plus swimming (OSW) and Ovariectomized treated with E2 plus swimming (OE2+SW) groups...
November 21, 2016: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872020/niclosamide-ethanolamine-inhibits-artery-constriction
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Shan-Liang Li, Jie Yan, Yan-Qiu Zhang, Chang-Lin Zhen, Ming-Yu Liu, Jing Jin, Jin-Lai Gao, Xiao-Lin Xiao, Xin Shen, Yu Tai, Nan Hu, Xin-Zi Zhang, Zhi-Jie Sun, De-Li Dong
We previously demonstrated that the typical mitochondrial uncoupler carbonyl cyanide m-chlorophenylhydrazone (CCCP) inhibited artery constriction, but CCCP was used only as a pharmacological tool. Niclosamide is an anthelmintic drug approved by FDA. Niclosamide ethanolamine (NEN) is a salt form of niclosamide and has been demonstrated to uncouple mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation. The aim of the present study was to elucidate the vasoactivity of NEN and the potential mechanisms. Isometric tension of rat mesenteric artery and thoracic aorta was recorded by using multi-wire myograph system...
November 18, 2016: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856454/endothelial-cell-specific-deletion-of-p2y2-receptor-promotes-plaque-stability-in-atherosclerosis-susceptible-apoe-null-mice
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Chen Xingjuan, Shaomin Qian, April Hoggatt, Hongying Tang, Timothy A Hacker, Alexander G Obukhov, Paul B Herring, Cheikh I Seye
OBJECTIVE: Nucleotide P2Y2 receptor (P2Y2R) contributes to vascular inflammation by increasing vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 expression in endothelial cells (EC), and global P2Y2R deficiency prevents fatty streak formation in apolipoprotein E null (ApoE(-/-)) mice. Because P2Y2R is ubiquitously expressed in vascular cells, we investigated the contribution of endothelial P2Y2R in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. APPROACH AND RESULTS: EC-specific P2Y2R-deficient mice were generated by breeding VEcadherin5-Cre mice with the P2Y2R floxed mice...
November 17, 2016: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852936/the-vasorelaxant-mechanisms-of-methanol-on-isolated-rat-aortic-rings-involvement-of-ion-channels-and-signal-transduction-pathways
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Y Bai, Q Zhang, Z Yang, Z Meng, Q Zhao
It is reported that methanol is generally used as an industrial solvent, antifreeze, windshield washer fluid, cooking fuel and perfume. Methanol ingestion can lead to severe metabolic disturbances, blindness, or even death. So far, few studies about its negative effects on cardiovascular system have been reported. The purpose of this study was to determine the vasoactive effect of methanol and roles of ion channels and signal transduction pathways on isolated rat aorta. The results suggested that the mechanism of methanol-induced vasorelaxation at low concentrations (<500 mM) was mediated by ATP-sensitive K(+) (KATP) and L-type Ca(2+) channels, but the mechanism at high concentrations (>600 mM) was related to KATP, voltage-dependent K(+), big-conductance Ca(2+)-activated K(+), L-type Ca(2+) channels as well as prostacyclin, protein kinase C, β-adrenoceptors pathways...
November 16, 2016: Human & Experimental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849888/246-opsin-3-and-4-mediate-light-dependent-vasorelaxation-therapeutic-targets-in-pulmonary-hypertension
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Gautam Sikka, Daijiro Hori, Deepesh Pandey, Sebatian Barreto, Dan Berkowitz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836896/reduced-nitric-oxide-bioavailability-mediates-cerebroarterial-dysfunction-independent-of-cerebral-amyloid-angiopathy-in-a-mouse-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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Mario Merlini, Yi Shi, Stephan Keller, Gianluigi Savarese, Alexander Akhmedov, Rebecca Derungs, Remo Daniel Spescha, Luka Kulic, Roger Nitsch, Thomas Lüscher, Giovanni Camici
In Alzheimer's disease (AD), cerebral arteries, in contrast to cerebral microvessels, show both cerebral amyloid angiopathy- (CAA) dependent and -independent vessel wall pathology. However, it remains unclear whether CAA-independent vessel wall pathology affects arterial function thereby chronically reducing cerebral perfusion, and if so which mechanisms mediate this effect. To this end, we assessed the ex vivo vascular function of the basilar artery and a similar-sized peripheral artery (femoral artery) in the Swedish-Arctic (SweArc) transgenic AD mouse model at different disease stages...
November 11, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826409/the-relaxant-effect-of-the-montivipera-bornmuelleri-snake-venom-on-vascular-contractility
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Claudine Accary, Souad Hraoui-Bloquet, Riyad Sadek, Asma Alameddine, Ziad Fajloun, Jean-Claude Desfontis, Yassine Mallem
Molecular richness of snake venoms is an important source of proteins and toxins with potent effects on the cardiovascular system. The alteration of the vascular system in the victim after a venomous snake bite is usually expressed by a significant decrease in blood pressure. Therefore, exploring snake venom to extract and characterize its biomolecules is of considerable medical interest, and formed the basis of this study. We assessed the potential of the venom of Montivipera bornmuelleri, a viper from Lebanon, to induce relaxant effect on isolated Wistar rat aorta via several mechanisms of action...
2016: Journal of Venom Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824721/antiperoxynitrite-treatment-ameliorates-vasorelaxation-of-resistance-arteries-in-aging-rats-involvement-with-protection-of-circulating-endothelial-progenitor-cells
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Qi Sun, Yu Dong, Huanyuan Wang, Kun Jiao, Jiahui Xu, Lu Ma, Haixia Huang, Huirong Liu, Wen Wang
Numerous studies have found that the age-associated structural and functional alterations in arteries were characterized by increased endothelial dysfunction. In this study, young (3 months), adult (9 months), and aging (20 months) male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into 6 groups, including control groups and FeTMPyP (peroxynitrite scavenger) groups receiving saline and FeTMPyP, respectively, for 5 administrations once every 3 days through intraperitoneal injection. The aged-related proteins beta-galactosidase, p53, and p16 as well as the nitrotyrosine and endothelial marker endothelial nitric oxide synthase and von Willebrand factor (vWF) in vascular tissues were measured by immunohistochemistry...
November 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818738/differential-effects-between-cigarette-total-particulate-matter-and-cigarette-smoke-extract-on-blood-and-blood-vessel
#16
Jung-Min Park, Kyung-Hwa Chang, Kwang-Hoon Park, Seong-Jin Choi, Kyuhong Lee, Jin-Yong Lee, Masahiko Satoh, Seong-Yu Song, Moo-Yeol Lee
The generation and collection of cigarette smoke (CS) is a prerequisite for any toxicology study on smoking, especially an in vitro CS exposure study. In this study, the effects on blood and vascular function were tested with two widely used CS preparations to compare the biological effects of CS with respect to the CS preparation used. CS was prepared in the form of total particulate matter (TPM), which is CS trapped in a Cambridge filter pad, and cigarette smoke extract (CSE), which is CS trapped in phosphate-buffered saline...
October 2016: Toxicological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818253/vasodilator-activity-of-hydrogen-sulfide-h2s-in-human-mesenteric-arteries
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Serena Materazzi, Giovanni Zagli, Romina Nassini, Ilenia Bartolini, Stefano Romagnoli, Cosimo Chelazzi, Silvia Benemei, Andrea Coratti, Angelo Raffaele De Gaudio, Riccardo Patacchini
The role of endogenous H2S has been highlighted as a gaseous transmitter. The vascular smooth muscle inhibitory effects of H2S have been characterized in isolated aorta and mesenteric arteries in rats and mice. Our study was aimed at investigating the vascular effects of H2S on human isolated mesenteric arteries and examining the underlying mechanisms involved. All experiments were performed on rings (4-8mm long) of human mesenteric arteries obtained from patients undergoing abdominal surgery. Ethical approval was obtained from the Ethics Committee of the University Hospital of the University of Florence (app...
November 3, 2016: Microvascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815337/development-of-original-metabolically-stable-apelin-17-analogs-with-diuretic-and-cardiovascular-effects
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Romain Gerbier, Rodrigo Alvear-Perez, Jean-Francois Margathe, Adrien Flahault, Pierre Couvineau, Ji Gao, Nadia De Mota, Hubert Dabire, Bo Li, Emilie Ceraudo, Annette Hus-Citharel, Lucie Esteoulle, Cynthia Bisoo, Marcel Hibert, Alain Berdeaux, Xavier Iturrioz, Dominique Bonnet, Catherine Llorens-Cortes
Apelin, a (neuro)vasoactive peptide, plays a prominent role in controlling cardiovascular functions and water balance. Because the in vivo apelin half-life is in the minute range, we aimed to identify metabolically stable apelin-17 (K17F) analogs. We generated P92 by classic chemical substitutions and LIT01-196 by original addition of a fluorocarbon chain to the N terminus of K17F. Both analogs were much more stable in plasma (half-life >24 h for LIT01-196) than K17F (4.6 min). Analogs displayed a subnanomolar affinity for the apelin receptor and behaved as full agonists with regard to cAMP production, ERK phosphorylation, and apelin receptor internalization...
November 4, 2016: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814789/novokinin-inhibits-gastric-acid-secretion-and-protects-against-alcohol-induced-gastric-injury-in-rats
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Yang Zhang, Minghui Xiu, Jinhong Jiang, Jianzheng He, Dongqin Li, Shiwei Liang, Qiang Chen
Novokinin (Arg-Pro-Leu-Lys-Pro-Trp), a potent vasorelaxing and hypotensive peptide modified from ovokinin, exhibits highly selective affinity for the AT2 receptor. However, its role in gastrointestinal functions is still not fully understood. In this study, we found that novokinin inhibited basal gastric acid secretion and protected gastric mucosa from alcohol-induced injury in a dose-related manner in rats after intracerebroventricular (i.c.v.) administration. Novokinin significantly decreased basal gastric acid output at the dose of 50 and 100 nmol/rat...
November 2016: Alcohol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797339/endothelial-cation-channel-piezo1-controls-blood-pressure-by-mediating-flow-induced-atp-release
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ShengPeng Wang, Ramesh Chennupati, Harmandeep Kaur, Andras Iring, Nina Wettschureck, Stefan Offermanns
Arterial blood pressure is controlled by vasodilatory factors such as nitric oxide (NO) that are released from the endothelium under the influence of fluid shear stress exerted by flowing blood. Flow-induced endothelial release of ATP and subsequent activation of Gq/G11-coupled purinergic P2Y2 receptors have been shown to mediate fluid shear stress-induced stimulation of NO formation. However, the mechanism by which fluid shear stress initiates these processes is unclear. Here, we have shown that the endothelial mechanosensitive cation channel PIEZO1 is required for flow-induced ATP release and subsequent P2Y2/Gq/G11-mediated activation of downstream signaling that results in phosphorylation and activation of AKT and endothelial NOS...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Clinical Investigation
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