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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320952/identification-of-a-putative-binding-site-critical-for-general-anesthetic-activation-of-trpa1
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Hoai T Ton, Thieu X Phan, Ara M Abramyan, Lei Shi, Gerard P Ahern
General anesthetics suppress CNS activity by modulating the function of membrane ion channels, in particular, by enhancing activity of GABAA receptors. In contrast, several volatile (isoflurane, desflurane) and i.v. (propofol) general anesthetics excite peripheral sensory nerves to cause pain and irritation upon administration. These noxious anesthetics activate transient receptor potential ankyrin repeat 1 (TRPA1), a major nociceptive ion channel, but the underlying mechanisms and site of action are unknown...
March 20, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319748/modulation-of-vascular-function-and-anti-aggregation-effect-induced-by-1%C3%A2-3-1%C3%A2-6-%C3%AE-d-glucan-of-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-and-its-carboxymethylated-derivative-in-rats
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Lorena Soares Bezerra, Marciane Magnani, Raul Jorge Hernan Castro-Gomez, Hassler Clementino Cavalcante, Tays Amanda Felisberto da Silva, Renata Layne Paixão Vieira, Isac Almeida de Medeiros, Robson Cavalcante Veras
BACKGROUND: β-d-Glucans are polysaccharides found in the cell walls of yeasts, such as Saccharomyces cerevisiae, and they have been studied because of their beneficial effects on health, mainly in terms of immunomodulation. However, information on the action of these polymers on vascular and platelet function is still scarce. This study evaluate the effect of (1→3) (1→6) β-d-glucan (βG-Sc) and its carboxymethylated derivative (CM-G) on vascular and platelet function in rats. METHODS: The animals received daily oral treatments with βG-Sc (20mg/kg) and CM-G (20mg/kg) for eight days...
January 12, 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319644/the-retinal-relaxing-factor-update-on-an-enigmatic-regulator-of-the-retinal-circulation
#3
Laura Vanden Daele, Charlotte Boydens, Bart Pauwels, Johan Van de Voorde
The retinal circulation is regulated by different local factors and might include the retinal relaxing factor (RRF). This factor is found to be continuously released by the retina and relaxes smooth muscle cells. This review describes the current knowledge about the RRF. Despite many research efforts, the cellular source, identity, mechanism, and physiological role of the RRF remain largely unknown. Thus far, it seems that the RRF is a hydrophilic, thermostable, diffusible chemical messenger, which characteristics do not correspond with most well-known endogenous vasorelaxants...
March 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299329/angiotensin-1-7-downregulates-diabetes-induced-cgmp-phosphodiesterase-activation-in-rat-corpus-cavernosum
#4
Gursev S Dhaunsi, Mariam Yousif, Batoul Makki, Saghir Akhtar, Ibrahim F Benter
Molecular mechanisms of the beneficial effects of angiotensin-(1-7), Ang-(1-7), in diabetes-related complications, including erectile dysfunction, remain unclear. We examined the effect of diabetes and/or Ang-(1-7) treatment on vascular reactivity and cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP) phosphodiesterase (PDE) in corpus cavernosum. Male Wistar rats were grouped as (1) control, (2) diabetic (streptozotocin, STZ, treated), (3) control + Ang-(1-7), and (4) diabetic + Ang-(1-7). Following 3 weeks of Ang-(1-7) treatment subsequent to induction of diabetes, rats were sacrificed...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287882/endothelium-independent-vasorelaxant-activity-of-trachyspermum-ammi-essential-oil-on-rat-aorta
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G Sargazi Zadeh, N Panahi
Several pharmacological activities of the essential oil of Trachyspermum ammi seeds (TAEO) have been previously studied. These include antitussive, antihypertensive, and antispasmodic effects. However, its action on isolated aorta has not yet been studied. This study was aimed to investigate the vasorelaxant activity of TAEO and characterize its mechanism of action. Extraction of TAEO was performed using Clevenger-type apparatus with the final content of 4.5% (v/w). To evaluate some probable mechanisms of action of TAEO, the action isometric tension was then measured in the aortic rings from Wistar rats which were precontracted with phenylephrine (PHE) (1 µM) or KCl (60 mM)...
2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277985/indoxyl-sulfate-potentiates-endothelial-dysfunction-via-reciprocal-role-for-reactive-oxygen-species-and-rhoa-rock-signaling-in-5-6-nephrectomized-rats
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Shuang Chu, Xiaodong Mao, Hengjiang Guo, Li Wang, Zezheng Li, Yang Zhang, Yunman Wang, Hao Wang, Xuemei Zhang, Wen Peng
Accumulative indoxyl sulfate (IS) retained in chronic kidney disease (CKD) can potentiate vascular endothelial dysfunction, and herein, we aim at elucidating the underlying mechanisms from the perspective of possible association between reactive oxygen species (ROS) and RhoA/ROCK pathway. IS-treated nephrectomized rats are administered with antioxidants including NADPH oxidase inhibitor apocynin, SOD analog tempol, and mitochondrion-targeted SOD mimetic mito-TEMPO to scavenge ROS, or ROCK inhibitor fasudil to obstruct RhoA/ROCK pathway...
March 13, 2017: Free Radical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276483/vascular-transcriptome-profiling-identifies-sphingosine-kinase-1-as-a-modulator-of-angiotensin-ii-induced-vascular-dysfunction
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Mateusz Siedlinski, Ryszard Nosalski, Piotr Szczepaniak, Agnieszka H Ludwig-Gałęzowska, Tomasz Mikołajczyk, Magdalena Filip, Grzegorz Osmenda, Grzegorz Wilk, Michał Nowak, Paweł Wołkow, Tomasz J Guzik
Vascular dysfunction is an important phenomenon in hypertension. We hypothesized that angiotensin II (AngII) affects transcriptome in the vasculature in a region-specific manner, which may help to identify genes related to vascular dysfunction in AngII-induced hypertension. Mesenteric artery and aortic transcriptome was profiled using Illumina WG-6v2.0 chip in control and AngII infused (490 ng/kg/min) hypertensive mice. Gene set enrichment and leading edge analyses identified Sphingosine kinase 1 (Sphk1) in the highest number of pathways affected by AngII...
March 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261618/resveratrol-increases-serum-bdnf-concentrations-and-reduces-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells-contractility-via-a-nos-3-independent-mechanism
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Michał Wiciński, Bartosz Malinowski, Mateusz M Węclewicz, Elżbieta Grześk, Grzegorz Grześk
Resveratrol is a polyphenol that presents both antineuroinflammatory properties and the ability to interact with NOS-3, what contributes to vasorelaxation. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BNDF), a molecule associated with neuroprotection in many neurodegenerative disorders, is considered as an important element of maintaining stable cerebral blood flow. Vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) are considered to be an important element in the pathogenesis of neurodegeneration and a potential preventative target by agents which reduce the contractility of the vessels...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256553/targeted-mutagenesis-in-the-medicinal-plant-salvia-miltiorrhiza
#9
Bin Li, Guanghong Cui, Guoan Shen, Zhilai Zhan, Luqi Huang, Jiachun Chen, Xiaoquan Qi
CRISPR/Cas9 is a powerful genome editing tool that has been extensively used in model plants and crops, such as Arabidopsis thaliana, rice, wheat, and soybean. Here, we report the use of CRISPR/Cas9 to precisely knock out the committed diterpene synthase gene (SmCPS1) involved in tanshinone biosynthesis in Salvia miltiorrhiza, a traditional Chinese medicinal herb with significant pharmacological activities, such as vasorelaxation, protection against ischemia-reperfusion injury, and antiarrhythmic effects. Three homozygous and eight chimeric mutants were obtained from 26 independent transgenic hairy root lines by Agrobacterium rhizogenes-mediated transformation...
March 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252100/traditional-chinese-medicine-xin-mai-jia-recouples-endothelial-nitric-oxide-synthase-to-prevent-atherosclerosis-in-vivo
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Ya-Ling Yin, Mo-Li Zhu, Jia Wan, Chong Zhang, Guo-Pin Pan, Jun-Xiu Lu, Song Ping, Yuan Chen, Fan-Rong Zhao, Hai-Ya Yu, Tao Guo, Xu Jian, Li-Ying Liu, Jia-Ning Zhang, Guang-Rui Wan, Shuang-Xi Wang, Peng Li
Endothelial dysfunction, which is caused by endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) uncoupling, is an initial step in atherosclerosis. This study was designed to explore whether Chinese medicine xin-mai-jia (XMJ) recouples eNOS to exert anti-atherosclerotic effects. Pretreatment of XMJ (25, 50, 100 μg/ml) for 30 minutes concentration-dependently activated eNOS, improved cell viabilities, increased NO generations, and reduced ROS productions in human umbilical vein endothelial cells incubated with H2O2 for 2 hours, accompanied with restoration of BH4...
March 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246076/rac1-pharmacological-inhibition-rescues-human-endothelial-dysfunction
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Albino Carrizzo, Carmine Vecchione, Antonio Damato, Flavio di Nonno, Mariateresa Ambrosio, Franco Pompeo, Enrico Cappello, Luca Capocci, Mariangela Peruzzi, Valentina Valenti, Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai, Antonino G M Marullo, Silvia Palmerio, Roberto Carnevale, Chiara C Spinelli, Annibale A Puca, Speranza Rubattu, Massimo Volpe, Junichi Sadoshima, Giacomo Frati, Sebastiano Sciarretta
BACKGROUND: Endothelial dysfunction contributes significantly to the development of vascular diseases. However, a therapy able to reduce this derangement still needs to be identified. We evaluated the effects of pharmacological inhibition of Rac1, a small GTPase protein promoting oxidative stress, in human endothelial dysfunction. METHODS AND RESULTS: We performed vascular reactivity studies to test the effects of NSC23766, a Rac1 inhibitor, on endothelium-dependent vasorelaxation of saphenous vein segments collected from 85 subjects who had undergone surgery for venous insufficiency and from 11 patients who had undergone peripheral vascular surgery...
February 28, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246028/effects-of-endogenous-nitric-oxide-on-adrenergic-nerve-mediated-vasoconstriction-and-calcitonin-gene-related-peptide-containing-nerve-mediated-vasodilation-in-pithed-rats
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Kousuke Yamawaki, Yoshito Zamami, Hiromu Kawasaki, Shingo Takatori
Vascular adrenergic nerves mainly regulate the tone of blood vessels. Calcitonin gene-related peptide-containing (CGRPergic) vasodilator nerves also participate in the regulation of vascular tone. Furthermore, there are nitric oxide (NO)-containing (nitrergic) nerves, which include NO in blood vessels as vasodilator nerves, but it remains unclear whether nitrergic nerves participate in vascular regulation. The present study investigated the role of nitrergic nerves in vascular responses to spinal cord stimulation (SCS) and vasoactive agents in pithed rats...
February 25, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236429/adiponectin-improves-endothelial-function-in-mesenteric-arteries-of-high-fat-fed-wistar-rats-role-of-perivascular-adipose-tissue
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Cristina M Sena, Ana Pereira, Rosa Fernandes, Liliana Letra, Raquel M Seiça
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Adiponectin, the most abundant peptide secreted by adipocytes, is involved in the regulation of energy metabolism and vascular physiology. Thus, we investigated the effects of exogenous administration of adiponectin on metabolism, vascular reactivity and perivascular adipose tissue (PVAT) of rat mesenteric arteries in high-fat fed Wistar rats. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: The effects of adiponectin were investigated on nitric oxide (NO)-dependent and independent vasorelaxation in isolated rat mesenteric arteries from 12-month-old male Wistar rats fed with high-fat diet during 4 months (HFD) and compared with age-matched control Wistar rats (W12m)...
February 25, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218702/phytochemical-study-of-tapirira-guianensis-leaves-guided-by-vasodilatory-and-antioxidant-activities
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Amélia M G Rodrigues, Denise O Guimarães, Tatiana U P Konno, Luzineide W Tinoco, Thiago Barth, Fernando A Aguiar, Norberto P Lopes, Ivana C R Leal, Juliana M Raimundo, Michelle F Muzitano
The aim of this research was to perform a phytochemical study of the methanol leaves extract of T. guianensis (MET) guided by vasodilatory and antioxidant activities. The chemical profile of MET and the ethyl acetate fraction (EA fraction) was determined by HPLC-UV-MS and EA fraction guided fractionation by reverse-phase chromatography. The vasorelaxant effects of MET, fractions, sub-fractions and constituents were assessed on rat aorta pre-contracted with phenylephrine. Antioxidant activity was evaluated by using a DPPH assay...
February 18, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216285/a-novel-mechanism-of-diabetic-vascular-endothelial-dysfunction-hypoadiponectinemia-induced-nlrp3-inflammasome-activation
#15
Jinglong Zhang, Linying Xia, Fen Zhang, Di Zhu, Chao Xin, Helin Wang, Fuyang Zhang, Xian Guo, Yan Lee, Ling Zhang, Shan Wang, Xiong Guo, Chong Huang, Feng Gao, Yi Liu, Ling Tao
It has been well documented that hypoadiponectinemia is associated with impaired endothelium-dependent vasodilation. However, the exact molecular mechanism which mediates this process has not been fully described. The current study aimed to investigate the role of hypoadiponectinemia-induced NLRP3 inflammasome activation in diabetic vascular endothelial dysfunction and its molecular mechanism. Male adult adiponectin knockout mice and wild type mice were fed with a high fat diet to establish a type 2 diabetic mellitus model...
February 12, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215799/comprehensive-understanding-of-pm2-5-on-gene-and-microrna-expression-patterns-in-zebrafish-danio-rerio-model
#16
Junchao Duan, Yang Yu, Yang Li, Li Jing, Man Yang, Ji Wang, Yanbo Li, Xianqing Zhou, Mark R Miller, Zhiwei Sun
PM2.5 is a major public health concern and some severe diseases have been attributed to exposure to PM2.5. However, a comprehensive understanding of gene and microRNA expression patterns induced by PM2.5 is missing. The objective of this study was to evaluate the toxicity of PM2.5 via genome-wide transcriptional analysis in the model teleost fish, zebrafish (Danio rerio). Gene ontology analysis revealed that the most impact gene functional categories induced by PM2.5 included oxidation-reduction process, transport, response to xenobiotic stimulus, response to chemical stimulus and metabolic process...
May 15, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207427/progression-and-characterization-of-the-accelerated-atherosclerosis-in-iliac-artery-of-new-zealand-white-rabbits-effect-of-simvastatin
#17
Jitendra S Kanshana, Vivek Khanna, Vishal Singh, Manish Jain, Ankita Misra, Sachin Kumar, Mariya Farooqui, Manoj K Barthwal, Madhu Dikshit
OBJECTIVE: Although atherosclerosis is described in New Zealand White rabbit's iliac artery, yet details of time-dependent atherosclerosis progression are not well known. Further, a well characterized accelerated model of atherosclerosis is also required for the screening of candidate drugs to target specific steps of atherosclerosis development. The present study extensively characterizes the time-dependent plaque composition and functional responses of the atherosclerosis in rabbit iliac artery and its modification by simvastatin...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202440/exposure-to-placental-ischemia-impairs-postpartum-maternal-renal-and-cardiac-function-in-rats
#18
Nina D Paauw, Jaap A Joles, Frank T Spradley, Bhavisha Bakrania, Zsuzsanna K Zellenger, Arie Franx, Marianne C Verhaar, Joey P Granger, A Titia Lely
INTRODUCTION: Women with a history of preeclampsia (PE) have an increased risk to develop cardiovascular and renal diseases later in life, but the mechanisms underlying this effect are unknown. In rats, we assessed whether placental ischemia results in long-term effects on the maternal cardiovascular and renal systems using the Reduced Uterine Perfusion Pressure (RUPP) model for PE. METHODS: Sprague-Dawley rats received either a SHAM or RUPP operation at gestational day 14...
February 15, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194438/a-role-for-muscarinic-receptors-in-neutrophil-extracellular-trap-formation-and-levamisole-induced-autoimmunity
#19
Carmelo Carmona-Rivera, Monica M Purmalek, Erica Moore, Meryl Waldman, Peter J Walter, H Martin Garraffo, Karran A Phillips, Kenzie L Preston, Jonathan Graf, Mariana J Kaplan, Peter C Grayson
Levamisole, an anthelmintic drug with cholinergic properties, has been implicated in cases of drug-induced vasculitis when added to cocaine for profit purposes. Neutrophil extracellular trap (NET) formation is a cell death mechanism characterized by extrusion of chromatin decorated with granule proteins. Aberrant NET formation and degradation have been implicated in idiopathic autoimmune diseases that share features with levamisole-induced autoimmunity as well as in drug-induced autoimmunity. This study's objective was to determine how levamisole modulates neutrophil biology and its putative effects on the vasculature...
February 9, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192231/hypotensive-and-vasorelaxant-effect-of-diapocynin-in-normotensive-rats
#20
Simone R Potje, Jéssica A Troiano, Murilo E Graton, Valdecir F Ximenes, Ana Claúdia M S Nakamune, Cristina Antoniali
Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate oxidase (NAD(P)H-oxidase) is a multicomponent enzyme system that generates superoxide anion by one-electron reduction of molecular oxygen and represents the major source of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in the vascular cells. Apocynin has been extensively used as an inhibitor of NADPH oxidase (NOX) in phagocytic cells and as an antioxidant in non-phagocytic cells. In phagocytes cells, due to the presence of myeloperoxidase, apocynin can be the converted to diapocynin, which is supposed to be the active form of this phytochemical...
February 10, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
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