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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717838/the-triterpenoid-alpha-beta-amyrin-prevents-the-impaired-aortic-vascular-reactivity-in-high-fat-diet-induced-obese-mice
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Flávia Almeida Santos, Karine Maria Martins Bezerra Carvalho, Francisco José Batista-Lima, Paulo Iury Gomes Nunes, Ana Flávia Seraine Custódio Viana, Armenio André de Carvalho Almeida da Silva, Said Gonçalves da Cruz Fonseca, Mariana Helena Chaves, Vietla Satyanarayana Rao, Pedro Jorge Caldas Magalhães, Teresinha Silva de Brito
To characterize the protective effects of the triterpenoid mixture alpha, beta-amyrin (AMY, 20 mg/kg, during 15 days) on the reactivity of isolated aorta of high-fat diet (HFD)-induced obese mice. Male Swiss mice were fed with HFD or normal diet (ND) for 15 weeks. Contractions of thoracic aorta in response to KCl or phenylephrine (PHE) and relaxation by acetylcholine (ACh) or sodium nitroprusside (SNP) were analyzed. HFD-fed mice developed hyperglycemia, hyperlipidemia, and significant body weight gain, parameters prevented by AMY treatment...
July 17, 2017: Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690194/examining-a-role-for-pkg-i%C3%AE-oxidation-in-the-pathogenesis-of-cardiovascular-dysfunction-during-diet-induced-obesity
#2
Olena Rudyk, Philip Eaton
BACKGROUND: Protein kinase G (PKG) Iα is the end-effector kinase that mediates nitric oxide (NO)-dependent and oxidant-dependent vasorelaxation to maintain blood pressure during health. A hallmark of cardiovascular disease is attenuated NO production, which in part is caused by NO Synthase (NOS) uncoupling, which in turn increases oxidative stress because of superoxide generation. NOS uncoupling promotes PKG Iα oxidation to the interprotein disulfide state, likely mediated by superoxide-derived hydrogen peroxide, and because the NO-cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP) pathway otherwise negatively regulates oxidation of the kinase to its active disulfide dimeric state...
July 6, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684630/sirt3-impairment-and-sod2-hyperacetylation-in-vascular-oxidative-stress-and-hypertension
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Anna E Dikalova, Hana A Itani, Rafal R Nazarewicz, William G McMaster, Charles R Flynn, Roman V Uzhachenko, Joshua P Fessel, Jorge L Gamboa, David G Harrison, Sergey I Dikalov
Rationale: Clinical studies have shown that Sirt3 expression declines by 40% by age 65 paralleling the increased incidence of hypertension and metabolic conditions further inactivate Sirt3 due to increased NADH and acetyl-CoA levels. Sirt3 impairment reduces the activity of a key mitochondrial antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase 2 (SOD2), due to hyperacetylation. Objective: In this study we examined if loss of Sirt3 activity increases vascular oxidative stress due to SOD2 hyperacetylation and promotes endothelial dysfunction and hypertension...
July 6, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681979/trpv1-channels-in-human-skeletal-muscle-feed-arteries-implications-for-vascular-function
#4
Stephen J Ives, Song Young Park, Oh Sung Kwon, Jayson R Gifford, Robert H I Andtbacka, John R Hyngstrom, Russell S Richardson
To examine the role of transient receptor potential vanilloid type 1 (TRPV1 ) ion channel in the vascular function of human skeletal muscle feed arteries (SMFAs) and if activation of this heat-sensitive receptor could be involved in modulating vascular function, SMFAs from 16 humans (63 ± 5, 41-89 yrs) were studied using wire myography with capsaicin (TRPV1 agonist) and without (control). Specifically, phenylephrine (PE, α1 -adrenergic receptor agonist), dexemedetomidine (DEX, α2 -adrenergic receptor agonist), acetylcholine (ACh), and sodium nitroprusside (SNP) concentration response curves (CRCs) were performed to assess the role of TRPV1 channels in α-receptor-mediated vasocontraction as well as endothelium-dependent and independent vasorelaxation, respectively...
July 6, 2017: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676563/melatonin-mediates-vasodilation-through-both-direct-and-indirect-activation-of-bkca-channels
#5
Tengteng Zhao, Huirong Zhang, Cheng Jin, Fang Qiu, Ying Wu, Lijun Shi
Melatonin, synthesized primarily by the pineal gland, is a neuroendocrine hormone with high membrane permeability. The vascular effects of melatonin, including vasoconstriction and vasodilation, have been demonstrated in numerous studies. However, the mechanisms underlying these effects are not fully understood. Large-conductance Ca2+-activated K+ (BKCa) channels are expressed broadly on smooth muscle cells and play an important role in vascular tone regulation. The present study explored the mechanisms of myocyte BKCa channels and endothelial factors underlying the action of melatonin on the mesenteric arteries (MAs)...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667102/adiponectin-improves-coronary-no-reflow-injury-by-protecting-endothelium-in-rats-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
#6
Xue Han, Ye Wu, Xin Liu, Lu Ma, Tingting Lv, Qi Sun, Wenli Xu, Suli Zhang, Ke Wang, Wen Wang, Xinliang Ma, Huirong Liu
To determine the effect of adiponectin on the coronary no-reflow (NR) injury in rats with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM), 80 male SD rats were fed with high-sugar and high-fat diet to build T2DM model. Rats received vehicle or Adiponectin (APN) in the last week and then were subjected to myocardial ischemia reperfusion (MI/R) injury. Endothelium dependent vasorelaxation of thoracic aorta was significantly decreased and serum levels of endothelin-1 (ET-1), intercellular cell adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) and vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 (VCAM-1) were obviously increased in T2DM rats compared with that in the rats without T2DM...
June 30, 2017: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662517/caveolae-depletion-contributes-to-vasorelaxant-effects-of-chenodeoxycholic-acid
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Zhongchao Wang, Qiang Lv, Huan Liu, Yue Wu, Yungang Bai, Yaoping Cheng, Yuting Su, Yue Cai, Jinwen Yu, Jin Ma, Junxiang Bao
BACKGROUND/AIMS: High concentration of bile acids (BAs) induces hydrophobicity-dependent vasorelaxtant effects with hydrophobic BAs showing greater responses than hydrophilic BAs, of which the underlying mechanisms are still unclear. Caveolae are invaginations on membranes of endothelial cells (ECs) entraping endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) to prevent its activation, which plays a critical role in regulation of vascular function. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the role of caveolae in vasorelaxant effects of BAs...
June 28, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655904/danhong-injection-reduces-vascular-remodeling-and-up-regulates-the-kallikrein-kinin-system-in-spontaneously-hypertensive-rats
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Xiaohu Yang, John Orgah, Dandan Wang, Guanwei Fan, Hu Jingyang, Jihong Han, Gangjian Qin, Xiumei Gao, Yan Zhu
Although Danhong injection (DHI) is one of the most prescribed cardiovascular medicines in China, its therapeutic indications and mechanisms remain partially defined. We now identify molecular targets of DHI in resistance vasculatures and demonstrate its role in vascular function and blood pressure (BP) regulation. BP was determined in DHI, Losartan, and placebo- treated Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats (SHR) by both noninvasive and invasive measurements. Vasorelaxation was examined both in conduit and resistance vasculature by ex vivo aortic rings...
June 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644897/trpa1-and-trpv1-contribute-to-propofol-mediated-antagonism-of-u46619-induced-constriction-in-murine-coronary-arteries
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Pritam Sinharoy, Ian N Bratz, Sayantani Sinha, Loral E Showalter, Spencer R Andrei, Derek S Damron
BACKGROUND: Transient receptor potential (TRP) ion channels have emerged as key components contributing to vasoreactivity. Propofol, an anesthetic is associated with adverse side effects including hypotension and acute pain upon infusion. Our objective was to determine the extent to which TRPA1 and/or TRPV1 ion channels are involved in mediating propofol-induced vasorelaxation of mouse coronary arterioles in vitro and elucidate the potential cellular signal transduction pathway by which this occurs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641276/atherosclerosis-and-the-hydrogen-sulfide-signaling-pathway-therapeutic-approaches-to-disease-prevention
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Zhi-Jun Wang, Jian Wu, Wei Guo, Yi-Zhun Zhu
Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is now admitted as a third gasotransmitter together with nitric oxide (NO) and carbon monoxide (CO), albeit it was originally considered as a foul and poisonous gas. Endogenous H2S production in mammalian cells is counting on the three enzymes acting on cysteine. Involvement of H2S in various physiological and pathological processes has been extensively studied in the last fifteen years. Mounting evidence suggests that H2S is able to protect against atherosclerosis development and progression...
June 23, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623784/antihypertensive-and-vasodilator-effects-of-methanolic-extract-of-inula-viscosa-biological-evaluation-and-pom-analysis-of-cynarin-chlorogenic-acid-as-potential-hypertensive
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Zineb Hakkou, Alexandre Maciuk, Veronique Leblais, Nour Elhouda Bouanani, Hassane Mekhfi, Mohammed Bnouham, Mohammed Aziz, Abderrahime Ziyyat, Abdur Rauf, Taibi Ben Hadda, Usama Shaheen, Seema Patel, Rodolphe Fischmeister, Abdelkhaleq Legssyer
BACKGROUND: Inula viscosa L. (Asteraceae) is a medicinal plant widely used as a folk medicine in oriental Morocco, to treat hypertension. The antihypertensive effect of the methanolic extract obtained from I. viscosa leaves was evaluated in hypertensive L-NAME rats. Systolic blood pressure (SBP) was measured using a non-invasive indirect tail-cuff plethysmographic method. Four groups of rats were used: a control group; a hypertensive group treated with L-NAME (32mg/kg/day); a positive control group treated with L-NAME plus enalapril (15mg/kg/day) as a reference antihypertensive agent; and a group treated with L-NAME plus MeOH-extract (40mg/kg/day)...
June 14, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614771/mantidis-ootheca-induces-vascular-relaxation-through-pi3k-akt-mediated-nitric-oxide-cyclic-gmp-protein-kinase-g-signaling-in-endothelial-cells
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H Y Kim, Y J Lee, B H Han, J J Yoon, Y M Ahn, M H Hong, R Tan, D G Kang, H S Lee
Mantidis ootheca (Sang Piao Xiao) is well known mantis eggs in a foamy pouch. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the underlying cellular mechanisms of the nitric oxide (NO)-releasing property of the aqueous extract of Mantidis ootheca (AMO) in rat aorta and vascular endothelial cells. AMO was examined for its vascular relaxant effect in isolated phenylephrine-precontracted rat thoracic aortic rings. The roles of the nitric oxide (NO) signaling in the AMO-induced effects were tested in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs)...
April 2017: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611661/discovery-and-development-of-calcium-channel-blockers
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Théophile Godfraind
In the mid 1960s, experimental work on molecules under screening as coronary dilators allowed the discovery of the mechanism of calcium entry blockade by drugs later named calcium channel blockers. This paper summarizes scientific research on these small molecules interacting directly with L-type voltage-operated calcium channels. It also reports on experimental approaches translated into understanding of their therapeutic actions. The importance of calcium in muscle contraction was discovered by Sidney Ringer who reported this fact in 1883...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595178/irisin-regulates-heme-oxygenase-1-adiponectin-axis-in-perivascular-adipose-tissue-and-improves-endothelial-dysfunction-in-diet-induced-obese-mice
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Ningning Hou, Gang Du, Fang Han, Jin Zhang, Xiaotong Jiao, Xiaodong Sun
AIMS: To determine whether irisin could improve endothelial dysfunction by regulating heme oxygenase-1(HO-1)/adiponectin axis in perivascular adipose tissue (PVAT) in obesity. METHODS: Male C57BL/6 mice were fed with a high-fat diet (HFD) with or without irisin treatment. Endothelium-dependent vasorelaxation of the thoracic aorta with or without PVAT (PVAT+ or PVAT-) was determined. Western blot was employed to determine the levels of HO-1 and adiponectin in PVAT...
2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591321/effects-of-a-single-bout-of-resistance-exercise-in-different-volumes-on-endothelium-adaptations-in-healthy-animals
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Marcelo Mendonça Mota, Tharciano Luiz Teixeira Braga da Silva, Fabricio Nunes Macedo, Thássio Ricardo Ribeiro Mesquita, Lucindo José Quintans, Valter Joviniano de Santana-Filho, Sandra Lauton-Santos, Márcio Roberto Viana Santos
Background: Resistance exercise (RE) has been recommended for patients with cardiovascular diseases. Recently, a few studies have demonstrated that the intensity of a single bout of RE has an effect on endothelial adaptations to exercise. However, there is no data about the effects of different volumes of RE on endothelium function. Objective: The aim of the study was to evaluate the effects of different volumes of RE in a single bout on endothelium-dependent vasodilatation and nitric oxide (NO) synthesis in the mesenteric artery of healthy animals...
May 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585207/endothelial-dysfunction-in-obesity
#16
Atilla Engin
Chronic inflammatory state in obesity causes dysregulation of the endocrine and paracrine actions of adipocyte-derived factors, which disrupt vascular homeostasis and contribute to endothelial vasodilator dysfunction and subsequent hypertension. While normal healthy perivascular adipose tissue (PVAT) ensures the dilation of blood vessels, obesity-associated PVAT leads to a change in profile of the released adipo-cytokines, resulting in a decreased vasorelaxing effect. Adipose tissue inflammation, nitric oxide (NO)-bioavailability, insulin resistance and oxidized low-density lipoprotein (oxLDL) are main participating factors in endothelial dysfunction of obesity...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578165/antihypertensive-and-vasorelaxant-effects-of-aqueous-extract-of-artemisia-campestris-l-from-eastern-morocco
#17
Ikram Dib, Monique Tits, Luc Angenot, Jean Noel Wauters, Asmae Assaidi, Hassane Mekhfi, Mohammed Aziz, Mohammed Bnouham, Abdelkhaleq Legssyer, Michel Frederich, Abderrahim Ziyyat
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Artemisia campestris L. (Asteraceae) has many traditional uses, among which treatment of diabetes and hypertension. AIM OF THE STUDY: This study was conducted in order to confirm the antihypertensive and hypotensive effects of A. campestris L. aqueous extract (AcAE) and to explore the underlying mechanism of action of its vasorelaxant effect, besides the acute toxicity. Also, the chemical composition of AcAE was investigated. MATERIAL AND METHODS: the chemical content of AcAE was determined by using HPLC and NMR techniques...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576720/pocahemiketals-a-and-b-two-new-hemiketals-with-unprecedented-sesquiterpenoid-skeletons-from-pogostemon-cablin
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Huan Zhu, Qin-Mei Zhou, Cheng Peng, Ming-Hua Chen, Xiao-Nian Li, Da-Sheng Lin, Liang Xiong
Pocahemiketals A and B (1 and 2), two novel hemiketal sesquiterpenoids with unprecedented skeletons, were isolated from the essential oil of the aerial parts of Pogostemon cablin. In addition to a bicyclo[3.2.1]-carbon core, 1 and 2 possessed a hemiketal α,β-unsaturated-γ-lactone moiety. Their structures were determined by extensive spectroscopic analysis, electronic circular dichroism calculation, and single-crystal X-ray diffraction. Compound 2 exhibited significant vasorelaxant activity against phenylephrine-induced contraction of a rat aorta ring with the EC50 value of 16...
May 30, 2017: Fitoterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572770/in-vivo-cannabidiol-treatment-improves-endothelium-dependent-vasorelaxation-in-mesenteric-arteries-of-zucker-diabetic-fatty-rats
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Amanda J Wheal, Khalid Jadoon, Michael D Randall, Saoirse E O'Sullivan
Background and purpose: We have shown that in vitro treatment with cannabidiol (CBD, 2 h) enhances endothelial function in arteries from Zucker diabetic fatty (ZDF) rats, partly due to a cyclooxygenase (COX)-mediated mechanism. The aim of the present study was to determine whether treatment with CBD in vivo would also enhance endothelial function. Experimental approach: Male ZDF rats, or ZDF Lean rats, were treated for 7 days (daily i.p. injection) with either 10mg/kg CBD or vehicle (n = 6 per group). Sections of mesenteric resistance arteries, femoral arteries and thoracic aortae were mounted on a wire myograph, and cumulative concentration-response curves to endothelium-dependent (acetylcholine, ACh, 1 nM-100 μM) or endothelium-independent (sodium nitroprusside, SNP, 1 nM-100 μM) agents were constructed...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561785/bioactive-natural-product-and-superacid-chemistry-for-lead-compound-identification-a-case-study-of-selective-hca-iii-and-l-type-ca-2-current-inhibitors-for-hypotensive-agent-discovery
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Hélène Carreyre, Grégoire Carré, Maurice Ouedraogo, Clarisse Vandebrouck, Jocelyn Bescond, Claudiu T Supuran, Sébastien Thibaudeau
Dodoneine (Ddn) is one of the active compounds identified from Agelanthusdodoneifolius, which is a medicinal plant used in African pharmacopeia and traditional medicine for the treatment of hypertension. In the context of a scientific program aiming at discovering new hypotensive agents through the original combination of natural product discovery and superacid chemistry diversification, and after evidencing dodoneine's vasorelaxant effect on rat aorta, superacid modifications allowed us to generate original analogues which showed selective human carbonic anhydrase III (hCA III) and L-type Ca(2+) current inhibition...
May 31, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
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