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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540168/arterial-relaxation-is-coupled-to-inhibition-of-mitochondrial-fission-in-arterial-smooth-muscle-cells-comparison-of-vasorelaxant-effects-of-verapamil-and-phentolamine
#1
Jing Jin, Xin Shen, Yu Tai, Shanliang Li, Mingyu Liu, Changlin Zhen, Xiuchen Xuan, Xiyue Zhang, Nan Hu, Xinzi Zhang, Deli Dong
Mitochondria are morphologically dynamic organelles which undergo fission and fusion processes. Our previous study found that arterial constriction was always accompanied by increased mitochondrial fission in smooth muscle cells, whereas inhibition of mitochondrial fission in smooth muscle cells was associated with arterial relaxation. Here, we used the typical vasorelaxants, verapamil and phentolamine, to further confirm the coupling between arterial constriction and mitochondrial fission in rat aorta. Results showed that phentolamine but not verapamil induced vasorelaxation in phenylephrine (PE)-induced rat thoracic aorta constriction...
May 2017: Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539355/xanthine-oxidase-inhibition-protects-against-western-diet-induced-aortic-stiffness-and-impaired-vasorelaxation-in-female-mice
#2
Guido Lastra, Camila Manrique, Guanghong Jia, Annayya R Aroor, Melvin R Hayden, Brady J Barron, Brett Niles, Jaume Padilla, James R Sowers
Consumption of a high-fat high-fructose diet (western diet, [WD]) promotes vascular stiffness, a critical factor in the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Obese and diabetic women exhibit greater arterial stiffness than men, which contributes to the increased incidence of CVD in women. Further, high-fructose diets result in elevated plasma concentrations of uric acid via xanthine oxidase (XO) activation, and are also associated with vascular stiffness. In turn, uric acid levels lead to vascular stiffness and CVD in women...
May 24, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537876/activation-of-perk-branch-of-er-stress-mediates-homocysteine-induced-bkca%C3%A2-channel-dysfunction-in-coronary-artery-via-foxo3a-dependent-regulation-of-atrogin-1
#3
Wen-Tao Sun, Xiang-Chong Wang, Shiu-Kwong Mak, Guo-Wei He, Xiao-Cheng Liu, Malcolm John Underwood, Qin Yang
The molecular mechanism of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress in vascular pathophysiology remains inadequately understood. We studied the role of ER stress in homocysteine-induced impairment of coronary dilator function, with uncovering the molecular basis of the effect of ER stress on smooth muscle large-conductance Ca2+-activated K+ (BKCa) channels. The vasodilatory function of BKCa channels was studied in a myograph using endothelium-denuded porcine small coronary arteries. Primary cultured porcine coronary artery smooth muscle cells were used for mRNA and protein measurements and current recording of BKCa channels...
May 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532040/design-synthesis-and-characterization-of-poly-methacrylic-acid-niclosamide-and-its-effect-on-arterial-function
#4
Rui Ma, Zhen-Gang Ma, Chang-Lin Zhen, Xin Shen, Shan-Liang Li, Li Li, Yu-Feng Zheng, De-Li Dong, Zhi-Jie Sun
We have found that niclosamide induced relaxation of constricted artery. However, niclosamide is insoluble, the low bioavailability and the resultant low plasma concentration limit its potential exertion in vivo. The aim of the present study is to synthesize a soluble poly (methacrylic acid-niclosamide) polymer (PMAN) and study the effects of PMAN on arterial function in vitro and the blood pressure and heart rate of rats in vivo. We synthesized the poly (methacrylic acid-niclosamide) polymer (PMAN), the chemical structure of which was identified by FTIR and (1)H NMR spectra...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526517/regulation-of-rhoa-rock-and-sustained-arterial-contraction-by-low-cytosolic-ca-2-levels-during-prolonged-depolarization-of-arterial-smooth-muscle
#5
Cristina Porras-González, Antonio Ordóñez, Antonio Castellano, Juan Ureña
The role of L-type Ca(2+) channels (LTCCs) and RhoA/Rho kinase (ROCK) on depolarization-induced sustained arterial contraction lasting several minutes is already known. However, in vivo, vascular smooth muscle cells can be depolarized for longer periods, inducing substantial inactivation of LTCCs and markedly reducing Ca(2+) influx into the myocytes. We have examined, in femoral arterial rings, the role of LTCCs and RhoA/ROCK during long-lasting depolarization. Our results reveal a new vasoreactive response after 20-30min of depolarization in 2...
May 16, 2017: Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524210/sulfur-dioxide-foe-or-friend-for-life
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Xin-Bao Wang, Hong Cui, Xiaohong Liu, Jun-Bao Du
Sulfur dioxide (SO₂) is a toxic gas and air pollutant. The toxic effects of SO₂ have been extensively studied. Oxidative damage due to SO2 can occur in multiple organs. Inhaled SO₂ can also cause chromosomal aberrations, DNA damage and gene mutations in mammals. However, SO₂ can also be generated from the sulfur-containing amino acid, L-cysteine. Recent studies have shown that SO₂ has a vasorelaxant effect, and ameliorates pulmonary hypertension and vascular remodeling. SO₂ can also reduce lung injury and myocardial injury in rats...
May 19, 2017: Histology and Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507519/vasorelaxing-action-of-the-kynurenine-metabolite-xanthurenic-acid-the-missing-link-in-endotoxin-induced-hypotension
#7
Francesco Fazio, Albino Carrizzo, Luana Lionetto, Antonio Damato, Luca Capocci, Mariateresa Ambrosio, Giuseppe Battaglia, Valeria Bruno, Michele Madonna, Maurizio Simmaco, Ferdinando Nicoletti, Carmine Vecchione
The kynurenine pathway of tryptophan metabolism is activated by pro-inflammatory cytokines. L-kynurenine, an upstream metabolite of the pathway, acts as a putative endothelium-derived relaxing factor, and has been hypothesized to play a causative role in the pathophysiology of inflammation-induced hypotension. Here, we show that xanthurenic acid (XA), the transamination product of 3-hydroxykynurenine, is more efficacious than L-kynurenine in causing relaxation of a resistance artery, but fails to relax pre-contracted aortic rings...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507343/non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-vascular-inflammation-and-insulin-resistance-are-exacerbated-by-trail-deletion-in-mice
#8
Siân P Cartland, Hanis H Harith, Scott W Genner, Lei Dang, Victoria C Cogger, Melissa Vellozzi, Belinda A Di Bartolo, Shane R Thomas, Leon A Adams, Mary M Kavurma
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) incorporates steatosis, non-alcoholic steato-hepatitis (NASH) and liver cirrhosis, associating with diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD). TNF-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) is protective of CVD. We aimed to determine whether TRAIL protects against insulin resistance, NAFLD and vascular injury. Twelve-week high fat diet (HFD)-fed Trail (-/-) mice had increased plasma cholesterol, insulin and glucose compared to wildtype. Insulin tolerance was impaired with TRAIL-deletion, with reduced p-Akt, GLUT4 expression and glucose uptake in skeletal muscle...
May 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503149/vascular-kinin-b1-and-b2-receptors-determine-endothelial-dysfunction-through-neuronal-nitric-oxide-synthase
#9
Thássio R R Mesquita, Gianne P Campos-Mota, Virgínia S Lemos, Jader S Cruz, Itamar C G de Jesus, Enilton A Camargo, Jorge L Pesquero, João B Pesquero, Luciano Dos Santos A Capettini, Sandra Lauton-Santos
B1- and B2-kinin receptors are G protein-coupled receptors that play an important role in the vascular function. Therefore, the present study was designed to evaluate the participation of kinin receptors in the acetylcholine (ACh)-induced vascular relaxation, focusing on the protein-protein interaction involving kinin receptors with endothelial and neuronal nitric oxide synthases (eNOS and nNOS). Vascular reactivity, nitric oxide (NO·) and reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation, co-immunoprecipitation were assessed in thoracic aorta from male wild-type (WT), B1- (B1R(-/-)), B2- (B2R(-/-)) knockout mice...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476772/biosynthesis-of-the-pharmaceutically-important-fungal-ergot-alkaloid-dihydrolysergic-acid-requires-a-specialized-allele-of-cloa
#10
Stephanie L Arnold, Daniel G Panaccione
Ergot alkaloids are fungal specialized metabolites that are important as the bases of several pharmaceuticals. Many ergot alkaloids are derivatives of lysergic acid (LA) and have vasoconstrictive activity, whereas several dihydrolysergic acid (DHLA) derivatives are vasorelaxant. The pathway to LA is established, with the P450 monooxygenase CloA playing a key role in oxidizing its substrate agroclavine to LA. We analyzed the activities of products of cloA alleles from different fungi relative to DHLA biosynthesis by expressing them in a mutant of the fungus Neosartorya fumigata that accumulates festuclavine, the precursor to DHLA...
May 5, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467198/chronic-nahs-treatment-decreases-oxidative-stress-and-improves-endothelial-function-in-diabetic-mice
#11
Hooi H Ng, Gunes S Yildiz, Jacqueline M Ku, Alyson A Miller, Owen L Woodman, Joanne L Hart
Hydrogen sulphide (H2S) is endogenously produced in vascular tissue and has anti-oxidant and vasoprotective properties. This study investigates whether chronic treatment using the fast H2S donor NaHS could elicit a vasoprotective effect in diabetes. Diabetes was induced in male C57BL6/J mice with streptozotocin (60 mg/kg daily, ip for 2 weeks) and confirmed by elevated blood glucose and glycated haemoglobin levels. Diabetic mice were then treated with NaHS (100 µmol/kg/day) for 4 weeks, and aortae collected for functional and biochemical analyses...
May 2017: Diabetes & Vascular Disease Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453571/effect-of-shenmai-injection-on-preventing-the-development-of-nitroglycerin-induced-tolerance-in-rats
#12
Qian Zhou, Yan Sun, Wangxiao Tan, Xiao Liu, Yuchen Qian, Xianghui Ma, Ting Wang, Xiaoying Wang, Xiumei Gao
Long-term nitroglycerin (NTG) therapy causes tolerance to its effects attributing to increased oxidative stress and endothelial dysfunction. Shenmai injection (SMI), which is clinically used to treat cardiovascular diseases, consists of two herbal medicines, Ginseng Rubra and Ophiopogonjaponicas, and is reported to have antioxidant effects. The present study was designed to investigate the potential preventive effects of Shenmai injection on development of nitroglycerin-induced tolerance. The present study involves both in vivo and in vitro experiments to investigate nitroglycerin-induced tolerance...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439422/anti-aging-effect-and-gene-expression-profiling-of-dung-beetle-glycosaminoglycan-in-aged-rats
#13
Mi Young Ahn, Ban Ji Kim, Ha Jeong Kim, Jae Sam Hwang, Yi-Sook Jung, Kun-Koo Park
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to evaluate the anti-aging effect of a newly prepared insect-derived compound, dung beetle glycosaminoglycan (GAG), given intraperitoneally to old SD rats as part of their diet for 1 month. Insect GAG administration was found to be related to a reduction in oxidative damage, hepato-cellular biomarker levels, protein carbonyl content, and malondialdehyde concentration. The anti-aging-related molecular genetic mechanisms of dung beetle GAG are not yet fully elucidated...
2017: Biomaterials Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438566/t-type-voltage-gated-calcium-channels-are-involved-in-endothelium-dependent-relaxation-of-mice-pulmonary-artery
#14
Guillaume Gilbert, Arnaud Courtois, Mathilde Dubois, Laure-Anne Cussac, Thomas Ducret, Philippe Lory, Roger Marthan, Jean-Pierre Savineau, Jean-François Quignard
In pulmonary arterial endothelial cells, Ca(2+) channels and intracellular Ca(2+)concentration ([Ca(2+)]i) control the release of vasorelaxant factors such as nitric oxide and are involved in the regulation of pulmonary arterial blood pressure. The present study was undertaken to investigate the implication of T-type voltage-gated Ca(2+)channels (T-VGCCs, Cav3.1 channel) in the endothelium-dependent relaxation of intrapulmonary arteries. Relaxation was quantified by means of a myograph in wild type and Cav3...
April 21, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433656/impaired-endothelium-derived-hyperpolarization-type-relaxation-in-superior-mesenteric-arteries-isolated-from-female-otsuka-long-evans-tokushima-fatty-rats
#15
Takayuki Matsumoto, Shota Kobayashi, Makoto Ando, Shun Watanabe, Maika Iguchi, Kumiko Taguchi, Tsuneo Kobayashi
Endothelium-derived hyperpolarization (EDH) is an important signaling mechanism of endothelium-dependent vasorelaxation, and little attention has been paid to the EDH-type responses in female metabolic syndrome such as that observed with type-2 diabetes. We previously reported that EDH-type relaxation was impaired in superior mesenteric arteries from male Otsuka Long-Evans Tokushima Fatty (OLETF) rat, a model of type-2 diabetes, however, the response was unclear in female OLETF rat. Thus, the aim of this study was to examine if EDH-type relaxation was altered in superior mesenteric arteries isolated from female OLETF rats compared to age-matched, control female Long-Evans Tokushima Otsuka (LETO) rats at age 50-59 weeks...
April 19, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432808/mechanism-of-the-vasorelaxant-effect-induced-by-trans-4-methyl-%C3%AE-nitrostyrene-a-synthetic-nitroderivative-in-rat-thoracic-aorta
#16
Taylena Maria Teófilo, Loeste Arruda-Barbosa, Jussara Mathyelle Rodrigues-Silva, Joyce Karen Lima Vale, Rosivaldo Dos Santos Borges, Gloria Pinto Duarte, Pedro Jorge Caldas Magalhães, Saad Lahlou
Mechanisms underlying the vasorelaxant effects of trans-4-methyl-β-nitrostyrene (T4MeN) were studied in rat aortic rings. In endothelium-intact preparations, T4MeN fully and similarly relaxed contractions induced by phenylephrine (PHE) (IC50 = 61.41 [35.40-87.42] μM) and KCl (IC50 = 83.50 [56.63-110.50] μM). The vasorelaxant effect of T4MeN was unchanged by endothelium removal, pretreatment with L-NAME, indomethacin, tetraethylammonium, ODQ or MDL-12,330A. Under Ca(2+) -free conditions, T4MeN significantly reduced with a similar potency: (i) phasic contractions induced by PHE, but not by caffeine; (ii) contractions due to CaCl2 in aortic preparations stimulated with PHE (in the presence of verapamil) or high KCl; (iii) contractions evoked by the restoration of external Ca(2+) levels after depletion of intracellular Ca(2+) stores in the presence of thapsigargin...
April 22, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428070/no-production-and-potassium-channels-activation-induced-by-crotalus-durissus-cascavella-underlie-mesenteric-artery-relaxation
#17
S S Santos, R L C Jesus, L O Simões, W P Vasconcelos, I A Medeiros, R C Veras, L L Casais-E-Silva, D F Silva
Animal toxins are natural resources for pharmacological studies. The venom of Crotalus durissus cascavella (C.d. cascavella) may be a source in the bio-prospecting of new anti-hypertensive agents. The aim of this study was to investigate vascular effects of the venom of C.d. cascavella in normotensive rats. Studies were performed using isolated mesenteric artery segments and aortic endothelial cells. The cumulative administration of the venom of C.d. cascavella (0.001-30 μg/mL) on phenylephrine (Phe; 10 μM) pre-contracted rings induced a concentration-dependent vasorelaxation in the presence of vascular endothelium (Emax = 47...
April 18, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419216/lav-bpifb4-isoform-modulates-enos-signalling-through-ca2-pkc-alpha-dependent-mechanism
#18
Chiara Carmela Spinelli, Albino Carrizzo, Anna Ferrario, Francesco Villa, Antonio Damato, Mariateresa Ambrosio, Michele Madonna, Giacomo Frati, Sergio Fucile, Miriam Sciaccaluga, Mario Capunzo, Gaetano Calì, Luciano Milanesi, Anna Maciag, Annibale Alessandro Puca, Carmine Vecchione
Aims: Ageing is associated with impairment of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) and progressive reduction in endothelial function. A genetic study on long-living individuals-who are characterized by delays in ageing and in the onset of cardiovascular disease-previously revealed I229V (rs2070325) in bactericidal/permeability-increasing fold-containing-family-B-member-4 (BPIFB4) as a longevity-associated variant (LAV); the LAV protein enhanced endothelial NO production and vasorelaxation through a protein kinase R-like endoplasmic reticulum kinase/14-3-3/heat shock protein 90 signal...
June 1, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414054/endothelium-dependent-vasorelaxant-effect-of-procyanidin-b2-on-human-internal-mammary-artery
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Aleksandra Novakovic, Marija Marinko, Goran Jankovic, Ivan Stojanovic, Predrag Milojevic, Dragoslav Nenezic, Vladimir Kanjuh, Qin Yang, Guo-Wei He
The aim of the present study was to investigate and characterize vasorelaxant effect of procyanidin B2 on human internal mammary artery (HIMA) as one of the mechanisms of its protective effect against vascular risk. Procyanidin B2 induced strong concentration-dependent relaxation of HIMA rings pre-contracted by phenylephrine. Pretreatment with L-NAME, a NO synthase inhibitor, hydroxocobalamin, a NO scavenger, and ODQ, an inhibitor of soluble guanylate cyclase, significantly inhibited procyanidin B2-induced relaxation of HIMA, while indomethacin, a cyclooxygenase inhibitor, considerably reduced effects of low concentrations...
April 13, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413519/amp-activated-protein-kinase-mediates-the-effects-of-lipoprotein-associated-phospholipase-a2-on-endothelial-dysfunction-in-atherosclerosis
#20
Li Yang, Hong-Liang Cong, Shu-Feng Wang, Ting Liu
The present study aimed to investigate the effects of lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2) on endothelial dysfunction in an in vitro cell model of atherosclerosis, and to determine whether AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) mediates the effects of Lp-PLA2 on endothelial dysfunction. A total of 392 patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), including various sub-conditions, were recruited, and the plasma concentrations of Lp-PLA2 were evaluated. In addition, an in vitro model of atherosclerosis was established by exposing human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) to oxidized low-density lipoprotein (oxLDL)...
April 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
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