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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151079/mechanisms-of-vasorelaxation-induced-by-total-flavonoids-of-euphorbia-humifusa-in-rat-aorta
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T T Wang, Z Q Zhou, S Wang, X W Ji, B Wu, L Y Sun, J F Wen, D G Kang, H S Lee, K W Cho, S N Jin
Euphorbia humifusa Willd. (EH), rich in flavonoids, has long been used for the treatment of bacillary dysentery and enteritis in China, and is known to have antioxidant, hypotensive and hypolipidemic properties. However, the vasorelaxant effect of total flavonoids of EH (TFEH) and action mechanisms are not clearly defined yet. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of TFEH on the vascular tension and its underlying mechanisms. Experiments were performed in rat thoracic aorta using the organ bath system...
August 2017: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151069/nitroso-sulfide-coupled-signaling-triggers-specific-vasoactive-effects-in-the-intrarenal-arteries-of-patients-with-arterial-hypertension
#2
S Cacanyiova, A Berenyiova, P Balis, F Kristek, M Grman, K Ondrias, J Breza, J Breza
In normotensive conditions, it has been confirmed that S-nitrosothiols (RSNO), can interact with hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and create new substances with specific vasoactive effects. This interaction could also represent a new regulator signaling pathway in conditions of hypertension. Until now, these effects were studied only in normotensive rats, and they have not been carried out in humans yet. We investigated the vasoactive effects of the products of the H2S/S-nitrosoglutathione (S/GSNO) interaction in lobar arteries (LA) isolated from the nephrectomized kidneys of patients suffering from arterial hypertension and in renal arteries (RA) of spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR)...
August 2017: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151068/crataegus-special-extract-ws-1442-up-to-date-review-of-experimental-and-clinical-experiences
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M Zorniak, B Szydlo, T F Krzeminski
Extracts and tinctures made from Crataegus spp. (Hawthorn) have been used as cardioprotective remedies since ancient times. WS 1442 special extract, manufactured by Dr. W. Schwabe Pharmaceuticals©, made from Crataegus spp. Leaves and flowers is one of the most studied and popular of preparations received from Hawthorn. It is integral, and most important active component of such herbal drugs as Crataegutt® novo 450, and CardioMax®. This standardized extract contains 18.75% oligomeric procyanidins (OPC), which have beneficial cardioprotective values and play a role as free-radicals scavengers, that protect the ischemic heart tissue from neutrophile elastase action successions...
August 2017: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150495/small-dense-high-density-lipoproteins-display-potent-vasorelaxing-activity-reflecting-their-elevated-content-of-sphingosine-1-phosphate
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Laurence Persegol, Maryam Darabi, Carolane Dauteuille, Marie Lhomme, Sandrine Chantepie, Kerry-Anne Rye, Patrice Therond, M John Chapman, Robert Salvayre, Anne Negre-Salvayre, Philippe Lesnik, Serge Monier, Anatol Kontush
AIMS: Functional heterogeneity of HDL is attributed to its diverse bioactive components. We evaluated whether vasodilatory effects of HDL differed across HDL subpopulations, reflecting their distinct molecular composition. METHODS: Capacity of five major HDL subfractions to counteract inhibitory effects of oxidized low-density lipoprotein on acetylcholine-induced vasodilation was tested in a rabbit aortic rings model. Nitric oxide (NO) production, an essential pathway in endothelium-dependent vasorelaxation, was studied in SV40-transformed murine endothelial cells (SVEC)...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148061/endocannabinoids-modulate-gq-11-protein-coupled-receptor-agonist-induced-vasoconstriction-via-a-negative-feedback-mechanism
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Olga Karpińska, Marta Baranowska-Kuczko, Monika Kloza, Hanna Kozłowska
OBJECTIVES: The endocannabinoid (eCB) system centrally and peripherally regulates cardiovascular parameters, including blood pressure, in health and disease. The relationship between Gq/11 protein-coupled receptor activation, regulation of eCBs release (mainly 2-arachidonoylglycerol) and subsequent CB1 receptor activation was initially observed in the central nervous system. Here, we review the latest findings from systemic physiological studies which include for the first time data from pulmonary arteries...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140265/anti-inflammatory-potential-of-1-nitro-2-phenylethylene
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Michelle A Sugimoto, Márcia de Jesus Amazonas da Silva, Larissa Froede Brito, Rosivaldo Dos Santos Borges, Flávio Almeida Amaral, Ana Paula de Araujo Boleti, Maritza Echevarria Ordoñez, Jose Carlos Tavares, Lirlandia Pires Sousa, Emerson Silva Lima
Inflammation is a reaction of the host to infectious or sterile stimuli and has the physiological purpose of restoring tissue homeostasis. However, uncontrolled or unresolved inflammation can lead to tissue damage, giving rise to a plethora of chronic inflammatory diseases, including metabolic syndrome and autoimmunity pathologies with eventual loss of organ function. Beta-nitrostyrene and its derivatives are known to have several biological activities, including anti-edema, vasorelaxant, antiplatelet, anti-inflammatory, and anticancer...
November 15, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139211/protostane-type-triterpenoids-from-alisma-orientale
#7
Hong-Mei Li, Xue-Jiao Chen, Dan Luo, Min Fan, Zhi-Jun Zhang, Li-Yan Peng, Xing-De Wu, Rong-Tao Li, Xu Ji, Qin-Shi Zhao
Twenty-eight protostane triterpenoids, including a new degraded one (1), nine new ones (2-10) and two new natural ones (11 and 12), have been isolated from the dried rhizomes of Alisma orientale. Alisol R (1) was the first 20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27-octanorprotostane triterpenoid. The absolute configurations of 25-methoxyalisol F (2) and 16β-hydroperoxyalisol B 23-acetate (3) were determined by X-ray diffraction analysis. In addition, alismaketone-B 23-acetate (28) showed potent vasorelaxant activity on endothelium-intact thoracic aorta rings precontracted with KCl...
November 15, 2017: Chemistry & Biodiversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138782/vasorelaxant-activity-of-twenty-one-physiologically-relevant-poly-phenolic-metabolites-on-isolated-mouse-arteries
#8
E Van Rymenant, C Grootaert, K Beerens, P W Needs, P A Kroon, A Kerimi, G Williamson, R García-Villalba, A González-Sarrías, F Tomas-Barberan, J Van Camp, J Van de Voorde
Polyphenols are beneficial for health, but are metabolised after consumption. We compared the vasorelaxant capacity of twenty-one physiologically relevant polyphenol metabolites in isolated mouse arteries. Hesperetin, urolithins and ferulic acid-4-O-sulfate - not their glucuronidated forms or ferulic acid - caused vasorelaxation. Therefore, we advise the use of relevant conjugates in future mechanistic research.
November 15, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138180/inhibition-of-vascular-c-jun-n-terminal-kinase-2-improves-obesity-induced-endothelial-dysfunction-after-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass
#9
Petia Doytcheva, Thomas Bächler, Erika Tarasco, Vincenzo Marzolla, Michael Engeli, Giovanni Pellegrini, Simona Stivala, Lucia Rohrer, Francesco Tona, Giovanni G Camici, Paul M Vanhoutte, Christian M Matter, Thomas A Lutz, Thomas F Lüscher, Elena Osto
BACKGROUND: Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) reduces obesity-associated comorbidities and cardiovascular mortality. RYGB improves endothelial dysfunction, reducing c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) vascular phosphorylation. JNK activation links obesity with insulin resistance and endothelial dysfunction. Herein, we examined whether JNK1 or JNK2 mediates obesity-induced endothelial dysfunction and if pharmacological JNK inhibition can mimic RYGB vascular benefits. METHODS AND RESULTS: After 7 weeks of a high-fat high-cholesterol diet, obese rats underwent RYGB or sham surgery; sham-operated ad libitum-fed rats received, for 8 days, either the control peptide D-TAT or the JNK peptide inhibitor D-JNKi-1 (20 mg/kg per day subcutaneous)...
November 14, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133036/1-2-4-thiadiazolidin-3-5-diones-as-novel-hydrogen-sulfide-donors
#10
Beatrice Severino, Angela Corvino, Ferdinando Fiorino, Paolo Luciano, Francesco Frecentese, Elisa Magli, Irene Saccone, Paola Di Vaio, Valentina Citi, Vincenzo Calderone, Luigi Servillo, Rosario Casale, Giuseppe Cirino, Valentina Vellecco, Mariarosaria Bucci, Elisa Perissutti, Vincenzo Santagada, Giuseppe Caliendo
Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is an endogenous modulator that plays significant physio-pathological roles in several biological systems. In this research field there is a large interest in developing selective CBS and CSE inhibitors and H2S releasing moieties, that could be either used as therapeutic agents or linked to known drugs. One of the major problem is the limited availability of chemicals that ensure a controlled release of H2S in vitro as well in vivo. Aiming to obtain novel H2S donors, whose release properties could be appropriately modulated, we have synthesized a series of 1,2,4-thiadiazolidine-3,5-diones (THIA 1-10) as innovative donors that could release H2S in controlled manner...
November 10, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129602/standardized-fraction-of-xylocarpus-moluccensis-fruits-improve-vascular-relaxation-and-plaque-stability-in-dyslipidemic-models-of-atherosclerosis
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Jitendra S Kanshana, Sanjay C Rebello, Priya Pathak, Babu Nageswararao Kanuri, Hobby Aggarwal, Vasundhara Srivastava, Vivek Khanna, Vishal Singh, Kumaravelu Jagavelu, Manoj K Barthwal, Madhu Dikshit
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Xylocarpus moluccensis (Lamk.) M. Roem of family Meliaceae has triterpenoids rich fruits. Triterpenoids have been known to possess cardioprotection and anti-atherosclerotic activities (Han and Bakovic, 2015; Wu et al., 2009). Standardised fraction of these fruits exhibited anti-dyslipidemic (Srivastava et al., 2015), anti-inflammatory (Ravangpai et al., 2011) and CNS depressant activity (Sarker et al., 2007). However, there is no report in the literature on its cardiovascular effects...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128791/acpa-and-jwh-133-modulate-the-vascular-tone-of-superior-mesenteric-arteries-through-cannabinoid-receptors-bkca-channels-and-nitric-oxide-dependent-mechanisms
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Evelyn López-Dyck, Felipa Andrade-Urzúa, Alejandro Elizalde, Tania Ferrer-Villada, Adan Dagnino-Acosta, Miguel Huerta, Zyanya Osuna-Calleros, Cinthia Rangel-Sandoval, Enrique Sánchez-Pastor
BACKGROUND: Some cannabinoids, a family of compounds derived from Cannabis sativa (marijuana), have previously shown vasodilator effects in several studies, a feature that makes them suitable for the generation of a potential treatment for hypertension. The mechanism underlying this vasodilator effect in arteries is still controversial. In this report, we explored how the synthetic cannabinoids ACPA (CB1-selective agonist) and JWH-133 (CB2-selective agonist) regulate the vascular tone of rat superior mesenteric arteries...
July 1, 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126066/formaldehyde-regulates-vascular-tensions-through-nitric-oxide-cgmp-signaling-pathway-and-ion-channels
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Quanxi Zhang, Peiru Tian, Miaomiao Zhai, Xiaodong Lei, Zhenhua Yang, Yan Liu, Mengting Liu, Hao Huang, Xiri Zhang, Xu Yang, Yun Zhao, Ziqiang Meng
Formaldehyde (FA) has been linked to the detrimental cardiovascular effects. Here, we explored the effects and mechanisms of FA on rat aortas both in vivo and in vitro. The results presented that FA evidently lowered the blood pressures of rats. The expression levels of BKCa subunits α and β1 and iNOS of the aortas were up-regulated by FA in vivo. However, FA markedly reduced the levels of Cav1.2 and Cav1.3, which are the subunits of L-Ca(2+) channel. Furthermore, the contents of NO, cGMP and iNOS in the aortas were augmented by FA...
November 4, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113921/antihypertensive-responses-of-vasoactive-androgens-in-an-in-vivo-experimental-model-of-preeclampsia
#14
Mercedes Perusquía, Andrea E Hanson, Claudia M Meza, Cris Kubli, Nieves Herrera, John N Stallone
Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), testosterone (TES) and its 5-reduced metabolites induce a nongenomic vasorelaxation in several vascular beds of mammals; similarly these hormones produce systemic hypotensive and antihypertensive responses in normotensive and hypertensive male rats. Thus, it was hypothesized that the antihypertensive response of androgens, whose levels are elevated during gestation, protect against gestational hypertension. An animal model of preeclampsia was induced in female Wistar rats using DOCA-salt-treated pregnant (PT) and normal pregnant (NP) rats...
November 4, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112589/androgens-mediate-%C3%AE-adrenergic-vasorelaxation-impairment-via-adenylyl-cyclase
#15
O A López-Canales, M C Castillo-Hernández, H Vargas-Robles, A Rios, J S López-Canales, B Escalante
Cardiovascular disease development has been associated with gender differences, suggesting that sex hormones are implicated in vascular function and development of hypertension. Vascular tone comparison at different stages of rat growth represents a good model to study testosterone-related vascular response. We explored the role of testosterone in modulation of age-dependent impaired β-adrenergic vasodilation.The 3 week-old male Sprague-Dawley rats were sorted in 3 week-old rats without any manipulation and 3 week-old rats treated with testosterone...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098624/no-signaling-in-the-cardiovascular-system-and-exercise
#16
Tiago Fernandes, Camila V Gomes-Gatto, Noemy P Pereira, Yahya R Alayafi, Vander J das Neves, Edilamar M Oliveira
Nitric oxide (NO) is a small molecule implicated in multiple signal transduction pathways thus contributing to the regulation of many cellular functions. The identification of NO synthase (NOS) isoforms and the subsequent characterization of the mechanisms of cell activation of the enzymes permitted the partial understanding of both the physiological and pathological processes. NO bioavailability plays an important role in the pathophysiology of cardiovascular disease and its reduction in endothelial cells is strictly associated to endothelial dysfunction which, in turn, correlates with cardiovascular mortality...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080345/bile-acids-and-portal-hypertension
#17
Juan Pablo Arab, Francisco Barrera, Marco Arrese
The recent discovery of bile acid (BA) receptors and a better delineation of the multiple roles of BAs in relevant biological processes have revamped BA research. The vasoactive actions of BAs were recognized more than three decades ago but the underlying mechanisms of the BA-induced vasorelaxation are now being clarified. Recent evidence shows that the BA receptors FXR and TGR5 are expressed in endothelial cells and may have important effects on both systemic and portal circulation. The availability of genetically engineered mice with ablation of BA receptors and the development of BA receptor agonists has allowed to explore the modulation of XR and, in a lesser extent, of TGR5 in the setting of portal hypertension (PHT) with promising results...
October 28, 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078076/involvement-of-bilitranslocase-and-beta-glucuronidase-in-the-vascular-protection-by-hydroxytyrosol-and-its-glucuronide-metabolites-in-oxidative-stress-conditions
#18
Julien Peyrol, Grégory Meyer, Philippe Obert, Olivier Dangles, Laurent Pechère, Marie-Josèphe Amiot, Catherine Riva
Olive oil vascular benefits have been attributed to hydroxytyrosol (HT). However, HT biological actions are still debated because it is extensively metabolized into glucuronides (GCs). The aim of this study was to test HT and GC vasculoprotective effects and the underlying mechanisms using aorta rings from 8-week-old male Wistar rats. In the absence of oxidative stress, incubation with 100 μM HT or GC for 5 min did not exert any vasorelaxing effect and did not influence the vascular function. Conversely, in condition of oxidative stress [upon incubation with 500 μM tert-butylhydroperoxide (t-BHP) for 30 min], preincubation with HT or GC improved acetylcholine-induced vasorelaxation compared with untreated samples (no t-BHP)...
October 3, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066416/a-novel-danshensu-tetramethylpyrazine-derivative-induces-vasorelaxation-on-rat-aorta-and-exerts-cardioprotection-in-dogs
#19
Benhong Xu, Huixing Deng, Xiaojing Zhang, Jingxiong Luo, Gaoxiao Zhang, Zaijun Zhang, Yuqiang Wang, Luchen Shan
ADTM, a previously reported novel Danshensu (DSS)/tetramethylpyrazine (TMP) derivative with cardioprotective and antiplatelet aggregative effects, is a promising therapeutic candidate for ischemic heart diseases. In the present study, ADTM increased coronary blood flow and protected myocardium against ischemic injury in dogs. In addition, the relaxing effect of ADTM on rat thoracic aorta and its underlying mechanisms were examined. ADTM relaxed KCl- and phenylephrine-precontracted arotic rings in a concentration-dependent manner...
October 21, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066182/tetramethylpyrazine-suppresses-angiotensin-ii-induced-soluble-epoxide-hydrolase-expression-in-coronary-endothelium-via-anti-er-stress-mechanism
#20
Shiu-Kwong Mak, Cheuk-Man Yu, Wen-Tao Sun, Guo-Wei He, Xiao-Cheng Liu, Qin Yang
Activation of soluble epoxide hydrolase (sEH) is associated with endothelial dysfunction in hypertension, though the underlying mechanisms are inadequately understood and the role of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress is yet to be studied in detail. Tetramethylpyrazine (TMP), a major bioactive ingredient of Chinese herb Chuanxiong, is well-known for its cardiovascular benefits. Nevertheless, whether TMP may protect vascular endothelium from ER stress and whether regulation of sEH is involved remain unknown. This study aimed at investigating the role of ER stress in angiotensin-II (Ang-II)-induced sEH dysregulation and elucidating the significance of ER stress regulation in the vasoprotective effect of TMP...
October 21, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
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