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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820443/omega-3-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-improve-endothelial-dysfunction-in-chronic-renal-failure-role-of-enos-activation-and-of-oxidative-stress
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Michela Zanetti, Gianluca Gortan Cappellari, Davide Barbetta, Annamaria Semolic, Rocco Barazzoni
BACKGROUND: Endothelial dysfunction is a key vascular alteration in chronic kidney disease (CKD). Omega 3 (n-3) polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) reduce vascular oxidative stress and inflammation. We investigated whether n-3 PUFA could reverse endothelial dysfunction in CKD by improving endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) function and oxidative stress. METHODS: 5/6 nephrectomized male Wistar rats (CKD; n = 10) and sham operated animals (SHAM; n = 10) were treated for 6 weeks with standard diet...
August 18, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818791/low-density-lipoprotein-modified-by-myeloperoxidase-oxidants-induces-endothelial-dysfunction
#2
Adrian I Abdo, Benjamin S Rayner, David M van Reyk, Clare L Hawkins
Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) modified by hypochlorous acid (HOCl) produced by myeloperoxidase (MPO) is present in atherosclerotic lesions, where it is implicated in the propagation of inflammation and acceleration of lesion development by multiple pathways, including the induction of endothelial dysfunction. Thiocyanate (SCN(-)) ions are utilised by MPO to produce the oxidant hypothiocyanous acid (HOSCN), which reacts with LDL in a different manner to HOCl. Whilst the reactivity of HOCl-modified LDL has been previously studied, the role of HOSCN in the modification of LDL in vivo is poorly defined, although emerging evidence suggests that these particles have distinct biological properties...
August 5, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817485/anti-diabetic-drug-alogliptin-protects-the-heart-against-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-via-glp-1-receptor-dependent-and-independent-pathways-involving-no-production-in-rabbits
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Shinya Baba, Masamitsu Iwasa, Kenshi Higashi, Shingo Minatoguchi, Yoshihisa Yamada, Hiromitsu Kanamori, Masanori Kawasaki, Kazuhiko Nishigaki, Shinya Minatoguchi
GLP-1 has been reported to be cardioprotective against ischemia-reperfusion injury. We aimed to examine the effect of alogliptin, which may produce GLP-1, on ischemia-reperfusion injury and its mechanisms. Rabbits were fed a normal chow (control group) and a chow containing alogliptin (2 mg/kg/day: alogliptin-L group, and 20 mg/kg/day: alogliptin-H group) for 7 days. The rabbits underwent 30 min of coronary occlusion and 48 h of reperfusion. Exendin (9-39) (5 or 50μg/kg, i.v., alogliptin-H+exendin (9-39)-L group and alogliptin-H+exendin (9-39)-H group) or L-NAME(10 mg/kg, i...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814745/suppression-of-grk2-expression-reduces-endothelial-dysfunction-by-restoring-glucose-homeostasis
#4
Kumiko Taguchi, Mari Hida, Mami Hasegawa, Haruka Narimatsu, Takayuki Matsumoto, Tsuneo Kobayashi
Despite the associations between diabetic complications and vascular endothelial dysfunction, a direct therapeutic method targeting endothelial dysfunction remains poorly characterized. We have previously shown that chemical inhibition of G-protein-coupled receptor kinase 2 (GRK2) slightly enhances insulin sensitivity and reduces endothelial dysfunction in type 2 diabetic mice. In this study, we identified GRK2 as a novel therapeutic target of diabetic endothelial dysfunction and investigated the effect on diabetic endothelial dysfunction through the systemic administration of GRK2 siRNA using a hydrodynamic-based procedure, resulting in suppression of increased GRK2 protein levels in the liver...
August 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814711/reprogramming-bone-marrow-stem-cells-to-functional-endothelial-cells-in-a-mini-pig-animal-model
#5
Franziska Schlegel, Marco Appler, Michelle Halling, Francis Edwin Smit, Friedrich-Wilhelm Mohr, Stefan Dhein, Pascal Maria Dohmen
BACKGROUND The aims of this study were to compare the morphological, biochemical, and functional properties of reprogrammed bone marrow stem cell (BMSC)-derived arterial endothelial cells (AECs) and venous endothelial cells (VECs), following adenosine triphosphate (ATP)-stimulation in a mini pig animal model. MATERIAL AND METHODS Bone marrow aspiration was performed in six adult mini pigs. Harvested mononuclear cells were isolated, cultured, and treated with vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) (16 µg/ml)...
August 17, 2017: Medical Science Monitor Basic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811249/male-specific-pulmonary-hemorrhage-and-cytokine-gene-expression-in-golden-hamster-in-early-phase-leptospira-interrogans-serovar-hebdomadis-infection
#6
Rina Tomizawa, Hiromu Sugiyama, Ryoichi Sato, Makoto Ohnishi, Nobuo Koizumi
Leptospirosis causes severe clinical signs more frequently in men than in women, but the mechanism underlying the gender differences in leptospirosis remains unclear. In this study, petechial hemorrhage was observed in male but not in female hamster lung tissues infected with Leptospira interrogans serovar Hebdomadis at 120 h pi, demonstrating that male hamsters were more susceptible to the development of a severe disease upon Leptospira infection. No leptospiral DNA was detected in the lung tissues at 120 h pi when pulmonary hemorrhage was observed, indicating that pulmonary hemorrhage is attributable to the immune reactions of the host rather than from the direct effect of leptospires...
August 12, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810642/overexpressed-enos-upregulates-sirt1-expression-and-protects-mouse-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cells-from-apoptosis
#7
Tingting Hu, Ye Chen, Qian Jiang, Jun Lin, Hewei Li, Ping Wang, Leping Feng
Loss of sirtuin 1 (SIRT1) activity may be associated with metabolic diseases, including diabetes. The aim of the present study was to investigate the potential effects of overexpressed endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) on cell proliferation and apoptosis with SIRT1 activation in the Min6 mouse pancreatic β cell line. A pcDNA3.0-eNOS plasmid was constructed and transfected into Min6 cells for 24 h prior to harvesting. eNOS expression was validated and SIRT1 expression was detected following plasmid transfection using reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction and western blot analysis, which demonstrated that the expression levels of eNOS and SIRT1 were significantly upregulated...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809932/rem-sleep-deprivation-induces-endothelial-dysfunction-and-hypertension-in-middle-aged-rats-roles-of-the-enos-no-cgmp-pathway-and-supplementation-with-l-arginine
#8
Jiaye Jiang, Zhongyuan Gan, Yuan Li, Wenqi Zhao, Hanqing Li, Jian-Pu Zheng, Yan Ke
Sleep loss can induce or aggravate the development of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. However, the molecular mechanism underlying this phenomenon is poorly understood. The present study was designed to investigate the effects of REM sleep deprivation on blood pressure in rats and the underlying mechanisms of these effects. After Sprague-Dawley rats were subjected to REM sleep deprivation for 5 days, their blood pressures and endothelial function were measured. In addition, one group of rats was given continuous access to L-arginine supplementation (2% in distilled water) for the 5 days before and the 5 days of REM sleep deprivation to reverse sleep deprivation-induced pathological changes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807377/crem-transgene-mice-an-animal-model-of-atrial-fibrillation-and-thrombogenesis
#9
A Bukowska, M Felgendreher, B Scholz, C Wolke, J S Schulte, E Fehrmann, E Wardelmann, M D Seidl, U Lendeckel, K Himmler, A Gardemann, A Goette, F U Müller
BACKGROUND: The molecular pathomechanisms underlying atrial thrombogenesis are multifactorial and still require detailed investigations. Transgenic mice with cardiomyocyte-directed expression of the transcriptional repressor CREM-IbΔC-X (CREM-TG) represent an experimental model of atrial fibrillation (AF) that shows a gradual, age-dependent progression from atrial ectopy to persistent AF. Importantly, this model develops biatrial thrombi. The molecular characteristics related to the thrombogenesis in CREM-TG mice have not been studied, yet...
August 1, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807148/acetylcholine-induces-intracellular-ca-2-oscillations-and-nitric-oxide-release-in-mouse-brain-endothelial-cells
#10
Estella Zuccolo, Dmitry Lim, Dlzar Ali Kheder, Angelica Perna, Paolo Catarsi, Laura Botta, Vittorio Rosti, Laura Riboni, Giulio Sancini, Franco Tanzi, Egidio D'Angelo, Germano Guerra, Francesco Moccia
Basal forebrain neurons increase cortical blood flow by releasing acetylcholine (Ach), which stimulates endothelial cells (ECs) to produce the vasodilating gasotransmitter, nitric oxide (NO). Surprisingly, the mechanism whereby Ach induces NO synthesis in brain microvascular ECs is unknown. An increase in intracellular Ca(2+) concentration recruits a multitude of endothelial Ca(2+)-dependent pathways, such as Ca(2+)/calmodulin endothelial NO synthase (eNOS). The present investigation sought to investigate the role of intracellular Ca(2+) signaling in Ach-induced NO production in bEND5 cells, an established model of mouse brain microvascular ECs, by conventional imaging of cells loaded with the Ca(2+)-sensitive dye, Fura-2/AM, and the NO-sensitive fluorophore, DAF-DM diacetate...
September 2017: Cell Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807051/mesenchymal-stromal-cells-ameliorate-oxidative-stress-induced-islet-endothelium-apoptosis-and-functional-impairment-via-wnt4-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling
#11
Lingshu Wang, Li Qing, He Liu, Na Liu, Jingting Qiao, Chen Cui, Tianyi He, Ruxing Zhao, Fuqiang Liu, Fei Yan, Chuan Wang, Kai Liang, Xinghong Guo, Ying H Shen, Xinguo Hou, Li Chen
BACKGROUND: Islet dysfunction and destruction are the common cause for both type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). The islets of Langerhans are highly vascularized miniorgans, and preserving the structural integrity and full function of the microvascular endothelium is vital for protecting the islets from the infiltration of immune cells and secondary inflammatory attack. Mesenchymal stromal cell (MSC)-based therapies have been proven to promote angiogenesis of the islets; however, the underlying mechanism for the protective role of MSCs in the islet endothelium is still vague...
August 14, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803324/decreased-serum-l-arginine-and-l-citrulline-levels-in-major-depression
#12
S Hess, G Baker, G Gyenes, R Tsuyuki, S Newman, Jean-Michel Le Melledo
RATIONALE: It has been suggested that endothelial dysfunction caused by a decreased endothelial production of nitric oxide (NO) may contribute to the consistently observed increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) in physically healthy patients suffering from major depression (MD). NO is a gas synthesized from Larginine (a conditionally essential amino acid) and oxygen by endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS). The end products of NO production include both NO and L-citrulline...
August 13, 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802544/a-role-of-the-endothelial-nitric-oxide-system-in-acute-renal-colic-caused-by-ureteral-stone
#13
Emre Bulbul, Elif Funda Sener, Nahide Ekici Gunay, Bahadir Taslidere, Elif Taslidere, Serhat Koyuncu, Nurullah Gunay
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Endothelial nitric oxide synthase gene polymorphisms play a role in some pathophysiological processes. In this study, the possible effects of endothelial nitric oxide synthase gene polymorphisms on ureteral stone disease in patients who were admitted to the emergency department with severe pain due to renal colic are examined. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study groups were designed as controls and patients. The control group was formed from the healthy volunteers who applied to the blood center next to the emergency service...
August 7, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801524/muscle-contraction-induced-arterial-shear-stress-increases-endothelial-nitric-oxide-synthase-phosphorylation-in-humans
#14
Darren P Casey, Kenichi Ueda, Lauren J Wegman-Points, Gary L Pierce
We determined if local increases in brachial artery shear during repetitive muscle contractions induce changes in protein expression of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) and/or phosphorylated eNOS at serine 1177 (P-eNOS(ser1177)), the primary activation site on eNOS, in endothelial cells (ECs) of humans. Seven young males (25±1 yr) performed 20 separate bouts (3 min each) of rhythmic forearm exercise at 20% of max over a 2-hr period. Each bout of exercise was separated by 3 min of rest. An additional six male subjects (24±1 yr) served as time controls (no exercise)...
August 11, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800035/the-anti-malarial-drug-artesunate-attenuates-cardiac-injury-in-a-rodent-model-of-myocardial-infarction
#15
Areeg I Khan, Amar Kapoor, Jianmin Che, Lukas Martin, Mara Rogazzo, Thomas Mercier, Laurent Decosterd, Massimo Collino, Christoph Thiemermann
Ischaemic heart disease remains the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the Western world. Artesunate is the WHO-recommended drug of choice for complicated malaria (with organ failure). The administration of high doses of artesunate is safe in healthy volunteers (up to 8 mg/kg i.v) and patients with severe malaria (2.4 mg/kg i.v). We investigated the effects of artesunate (1 mg/kg) or its active metabolite dihydroartemisinin (DHA; 0.1 mg/kg) in a model of transient myocardial ischaemia/reperfusion (I/R) and evaluated the mechanism of action of the observed cardioprotective effects of artesunate and DHA...
August 9, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799288/neuroprotective-activity-of-cannabinoid-receptor-2-against-oxidative-stress-and-apoptosis-in-rat-pups-having-experimentally-induced-congenital-hypothyroidism
#16
Mehmet Eray Alcigir, Halef Okan Dogan, Sevil Atalay Vural, Fatma Meriç Yilmaz
In this study, it was aimed to show the cannabinoid receptor-2 (CB2) role, which is a part of neuroprotective endocannabinoidal system, against increasing nitric oxide synthetase (iNOS, eNOS) levels and the apoptotic activity (caspase-3, caspase-9 and DNA in situ fragmentation) within the postnatal critical period in pups of pregnant rats with artificially induced maternal thyroid hormone (TH) deficiency. Each of the 3 groups established comprised 1 male and 2 female rats, and they were coupled. Their pups were used...
August 11, 2017: Developmental Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799131/pulmonary-vascular-disease-in-a-failed-fontan-patient-with-down-s-syndrome
#17
Masaya Aoki, Keiichi Hirono, Tomonori Higuma, Yoko Suzuki, Kazuhiko Nakayama, Akio Yamashita, Kazuaki Fukahara, Fukiko Ichida, Noriaki Emoto, Naoki Yoshimura
It is well known that Down's syndrome is a strong risk factor for mortality after Fontan operations. We performed two lung biopsies in a Down's syndrome patient who underwent staged Fontan operations. The pathological findings revealed severe pulmonary arterial hypertrophy and a quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction revealed the overexpression of endothelin and a decline in the eNOS level at the Fontan operation. Although the preoperative hemodynamic studies revealed that all of the criteria for Fontan had been fulfilled, the patient died of acute cardiac insufficiency, 35 days after the Fontan operation...
August 10, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798867/effect-of-intraplaque-angiogenesis-to-atherosclerotic-rupture-prone-plaque-induced-by-high-shear-stress-in-rabbit-model
#18
Juhui Qiu, Daoxi Lei, Jianjun Hu, Tieying Yin, Kang Zhang, Donghong Yu, Guixue Wang
Atherosclerotic prone-rupture plaque is mainly localized in the region of the entrance to the stenosis with high shear stress and the reasons are largely unknown. Our hypothesis is that such a distribution of cells in atherosclerotic plaque may depend on the angiogenesis. Silastic collars induced regions of high shear stress (20.68 ± 5.27 dynes/cm(2)) in the upstream flow and low shear stress (12.25 ± 1.28 dynes/cm(2)) in the downstream flow in carotid arteries. Compared with the low shear stress region, plaques in the high shear stress region showed more intraplaque haemorrhaging, less collagen and higher apoptotic rates of vascular smooth muscle cells; endothelial cells (ECs) in the high shear stress region were characterized with integrity and high endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) expression (1570...
August 2017: Regenerative Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797660/evaluation-of-genetic-effect-of-nos3-and-g%C3%A3-e-interaction-on-the-variability-of-serum-bilirubin-in-a-han-chinese-population
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Yingshui Yao, Zhengmei Fang, Song Yang, Hailong Zhao, Yanchun Chen, Yuelong Jin, Xianghai Zhao, Lijun Zhu, Yuanrui Tian, Chong Shen
Bilirubin was shown to be related to the generation and functional exertion of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS). However, the genetic effect of NOS3 on bilirubin level was rarely reported. We assessed the associations of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of NOS3 (rs4496877, rs1808593, and rs3918186) with bilirubin level in 2077 adults. The results showed that rs1808593 was significantly associated with bilirubin; odds ratios and 95% confidence intervals of dominant models for the elevation of total bilirubin (TBIL), direct bilirubin (DBIL), and indirect bilirubin (IDBIL) were 0...
August 7, 2017: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791379/felodipine-inhibits-ox-ldl-induced-reactive-oxygen-species-production-and-inflammation-in-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells
#20
Jie Qi, Jian-Bao Zheng, Wen-Ting Ai, Xiao-Wei Yao, Lei Liang, Gong Cheng, Xi-Ling Shou, Chao-Feng Sun
Oxidative stress and inflammation are involved in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. Calcium channel blockers (CCBs) inhibit the development of atherosclerosis, although the underlying molecular basis has not been completely elucidated. The present study was designed to investigate the effects of felodipine, a CCB, on inflammation and oxidative stress in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) and to examine the underlying mechanisms of action. Oxidized low‑density lipoprotein (ox‑LDL) was used to induce an inflammatory response in HUVECs...
August 7, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
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