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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529530/chai-qin-cheng-qi-decoction-and-carbachol-improve-intestinal-motility-by-regulating-protein-kinase-c-mediated-ca-2-release-in-colonic-smooth-muscle-cells-in-rats-with-acute-necrotising-pancreatitis
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Chen-Long Zhang, Zi-Qi Lin, Rui-Jie Luo, Xiao-Xin Zhang, Jia Guo, Wei Wu, Na Shi, Li-Hui Deng, Wei-Wei Chen, Xiao-Ying Zhang, Shameena Bharucha, Wei Huang, Robert Sutton, John A Windsor, Ping Xue, Qing Xia
Chai-Qin-Cheng-Qi decoction (CQCQD) improves intestinal motility in acute pancreatitis (AP), but the mechanism(s) require elucidation. We investigated the effects of CQCQD and carbachol, a prokinetic agent, on colonic smooth muscle cells (SMCs) in L-arginine-induced necrotising AP model in rats. In treatment groups, intragastric CQCQD (20 g/kg, 2 hourly × 3 doses) or intraperitoneal carbachol (60 μg/kg) was given 24 hours after induction of AP. Both CQCQD and carbachol decreased the severity of pancreatic and colonic histopathology (all P < 0...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524745/actin-cytoskeleton-regulates-functional-anchorage-migration-switch-during-t-cadherin-induced-phenotype-modulation-of-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells
#2
Agne Frismantiene, Emmanouil Kyriakakis, Boris Dasen, Paul Erne, Therese J Resink, Maria Philippova
Vascular smooth muscle cell (SMC) switching between differentiated and dedifferentiated phenotypes is reversible and accompanied by morphological and functional alterations that require reconfiguration of cell-cell and cell-matrix adhesion networks. Studies attempting to explore changes in overall composition of the adhesion nexus during SMC phenotype transition are lacking. We have previously demonstrated that T-cadherin knockdown enforces SMC differentiation, whereas T-cadherin upregulation promotes SMC dedifferentiation...
May 19, 2017: Cell Adhesion & Migration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522568/peroxisome-proliferator-activated-receptor-gamma-enhances-human-pulmonary-artery-smooth-muscle-cell-apoptosis-through-microrna-21-and-programmed-cell-death-4
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David Emerson Green, Tamara C Murphy, Bum-Yong Kang, Brahmchetna Bedi, Zhihong Yuan, Ruxana T Sadikot, C Michael Hart
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a progressive disorder whose cellular pathogenesis involves enhanced smooth muscle cell (SMC) proliferation and resistance to apoptosis signals. Existing evidence demonstrates that the tumor suppressor, programmed cell death 4 (PDCD4) affects patterns of cell growth and repair responses in the systemic vasculature following experimental injury. In the current study, the regulation PDCD4 and its functional effects on growth and apoptosis susceptibility in pulmonary artery smooth muscle cells was explored...
May 18, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511709/incorporation-of-high-dose-131-i-metaiodobenzylguanidine-treatment-into-tandem-high-dose-chemotherapy-and-autologous-stem-cell-transplantation-for-high-risk-neuroblastoma-results-of-the-smc-nb-2009-study
#4
Ji Won Lee, Sanghoon Lee, Hee Won Cho, Youngeun Ma, Keon Hee Yoo, Ki Woong Sung, Hong Hoe Koo, Eun Joo Cho, Suk-Koo Lee, Do Hoon Lim
BACKGROUND: In our previous SMC NB-2004 study of patients with high-risk neuroblastomas, which incorporated total-body irradiation (TBI) with second high-dose chemotherapy and autologous stem cell transplantation (HDCT/auto-SCT), the survival rate was encouraging; however, short- and long-term toxicities were significant. In the present SMC NB-2009 study, only TBI was replaced with (131)I-meta-iodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) treatment in order to reduce toxicities. METHODS: From January 2009 to December 2013, 54 consecutive patients were assigned to receive tandem HDCT/auto-SCT after nine cycles of induction chemotherapy...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507170/hypertension-causing-mutation-in-peroxisome-proliferator-activated-receptor-%C3%AE-impairs-nuclear-export-of-nuclear-factor-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-p65-in-vascular-smooth-muscle
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Masashi Mukohda, Ko-Ting Lu, Deng-Fu Guo, Jing Wu, Henry L Keen, Xuebo Liu, Pimonrat Ketsawatsomkron, Madeliene Stump, Kamal Rahmouni, Frederick W Quelle, Curt D Sigmund
Selective expression of dominant negative (DN) peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ (PPARγ) in vascular smooth muscle cells (SMC) results in hypertension, atherosclerosis, and increased nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) target gene expression. Mesenteric SMC were cultured from mice designed to conditionally express wild-type (WT) or DN-PPARγ in response to Cre recombinase to determine how SMC PPARγ regulates expression of NF-κB target inflammatory genes. SMC-specific overexpression of WT-PPARγ or agonist-induced activation of endogenous PPARγ blunted tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-α)-induced NF-κB target gene expression and activity of an NF-κB-responsive promoter...
May 15, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498273/effects-of-preoperative-psychological-interventions-on-catecholamineand-cortisol-levels-after-surgery-in-coronary-artery-bypass-graft-patients-the-randomized-controlled-psy-heart-trial
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Stefan Salzmann, Frank Euteneuer, Johannes A C Laferton, Charlotte J Auer, Meike C Shedden-Mora, Manfred Schedlowski, Rainer Moosdorf, Winfried Rief
OBJECTIVE: To examine whether preoperative psychological interventions targeting patients' expectations are capable of influencing the biological stress response after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery and could thus improve recovery after heart surgery. METHODS: Randomized controlled trial with assessments 10 days before surgery, post-psychological intervention (day of hospital admission, but before surgery), postoperative (6-8 days later) and at follow-up (6 months after surgery)...
May 12, 2017: Psychosomatic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488567/aortic-graft-at-coronary-artery-bypass-surgery-as-a-source-of-human-aortic-smooth-muscle-cells
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Daria Kostina, Dmitry Zverev, Mikhail Gordeev, Elena Ignatieva, Irina Voronkina, Anna Kostareva, Anna Malashicheva
One of serious obstacles of the aortopathies research is a considerable shortage of human aortic smooth muscle cells (SMC), which can be used to model the disease. SMC in most cases come from the whole aorta of transplant donors, which are rather difficult to access. In the course of coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery a fragment of aortic tissue is excised to make a bypass root. In this study we show a possibility to use CABG leftover fragments of thoracic aorta as a source of human SMC for in vitro research...
May 9, 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487769/ferric-carboxymaltose-as-treatment-in-women-with-iron-deficiency-anemia
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Melvin H Seid, Angelia D Butcher, Ashwin Chatwani
Objective. To evaluate safety and efficacy of intravenous ferric carboxymaltose (FCM) versus standard medical care (SMC) for iron-deficiency anemia (IDA) in postpartum women and women with heavy menstrual bleeding. Study Design. This open-label, multicenter study randomized women with IDA (hemoglobin ≤ 11.0 g/dL) to single doses of FCM (15 mg/kg [maximum 1000 mg]) or SMC (this treatment was determined by the investigator and there may have been no treatment). Safety data (primary outcome) were collected for 30 days...
2017: Anemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487436/protective-effect-of-let-7-mirna-family-in-regulating-inflammation-in-diabetes-associated-atherosclerosis
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Eoin Brennan, Bo Wang, Aaron McClelland, Muthukumar Mohan, Mariam Marai, Ophelie Beuscart, Sinda Derouiche, Stephen Gray, Raelene Pickering, Chris Tikellis, Monica de Gaetano, Mary Barry, Orina Belton, Syed Tasadaque Ali-Shah, Patrick Guiry, Karin Am Jandeleit-Dahm, Mark E Cooper, Catherine Godson, Phillip Kantharidis
The let-7 miRNA family play a key role in modulating inflammatory responses. Vascular smooth muscle cell (SMC) proliferation, and endothelial cell (EC) dysfunction are critical in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis, including in the setting of diabetes. Here we report that let-7 levels are decreased in diabetic human carotid plaques and in a model of diabetes-associated atherosclerosis (DAA), the diabetic ApoE(-/-) mouse. In vitro, platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) induced vascular SMC and EC activation was associated with reduced let-7 miRNA expression, via Lin28b, a negative regulator of let-7 biogenesis...
May 9, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475214/the-angiotensin-ii-receptor-type-1b-is-the-primary-sensor-of-intraluminal-pressure-in-cerebral-artery-smooth-muscle-cells
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Paulo W Pires, Eun-A Ko, Harry A T Pritchard, Michael Rudokas, Evan Yamasaki, Scott Earley
Myogenic vasoconstriction, which reflects the intrinsic ability of smooth muscle cells to contract in response to increases in intraluminal pressure, is critically important for the autoregulation of blood flow. In SMC from cerebral arteries, increasing intraluminal pressure engages a signalling cascade that stimulates cation influx through transient receptor potential (TRP) melastatin 4 (TRPM4) channels to cause membrane depolarization and vasoconstriction. Substantial evidence indicates that the angiotensin II receptor type 1 (AT1 R) is inherently mechanosensitive and initiates this signalling pathway...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473442/janus-kinase-3-a-novel-regulator-for-smooth-muscle-proliferation-and-vascular-remodeling
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Yung-Chun Wang, Xiao-Bing Cui, Ya-Hui Chuang, Shi-You Chen
OBJECTIVE: Vascular remodeling because of smooth muscle cell (SMC) proliferation is a common process occurring in several vascular diseases, such as atherosclerosis, aortic aneurysm, post-transplant vasculopathy, restenosis after angioplasty, etc. The molecular mechanism underlying SMC proliferation, however, is not completely understood. The objective of this study is to determine the role and mechanism of Janus kinase 3 (JAK3) in vascular remodeling and SMC proliferation. APPROACH AND RESULTS: Platelet-derived growth factor-BB, an SMC mitogen, induces JAK3 expression and phosphorylation while stimulating SMC proliferation...
May 4, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464937/seasonal-vaccination-against-malaria-a-potential-use-for-an-imperfect-malaria-vaccine
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REVIEW
Brian Greenwood, Alassane Dicko, Issaka Sagara, Issaka Zongo, Halidou Tinto, Matthew Cairns, Irene Kuepfer, Paul Milligan, Jean-Bosco Ouedraogo, Ogobara Doumbo, Daniel Chandramohan
In many parts of the African Sahel and sub-Sahel, where malaria remains a major cause of mortality and morbidity, transmission of the infection is highly seasonal. Seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC), which involves administration of a full course of malaria treatment to young children at monthly intervals during the high transmission season, is proving to be an effective malaria control measure in these areas. However, SMC does not provide complete protection and it is demanding to deliver for both families and healthcare givers...
May 2, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460277/shaping-chromosomes-by-dna-capture-and-release-gating-the-smc-rings
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REVIEW
Stephan Gruber
SMC proteins organize chromosomes to coordinate essential nuclear processes such as gene expression and DNA recombination as well as to segregate chromosomes during cell division. SMC mediated DNA bridging keeps sister chromatids aligned for much of the cell cycle, while the active extrusion of DNA loops by SMC presumably compacts chromosomes. Chromosome superstructure is thus given by the number of DNA linkages and the size of chromosomal DNA loops, which in turn depend on the dynamics of SMC loading and unloading...
April 28, 2017: Current Opinion in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453390/the-torments-of-the-cohesin-ring
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Alap P Chavda, Keven Ang, Dmitri Ivanov
Cohesin is a ring-shaped protein complex which comprises the Smc1, Smc3 and Scc1 subunits. It topologically embraces chromosomal DNA to connect sister chromatids and stabilize chromatin loops. It is required for proper chromosomal segregation, DNA repair and transcriptional regulation. We have recently reported that cohesin rings can adopt a "collapsed" rod-like conformation which is driven by the interaction between the Smc1 and Smc3 coiled coil arms and is regulated by post-translational modifications. The "collapsed" conformation plays a role in cohesin ring assembly and its loading on the DNA...
February 27, 2017: Nucleus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450452/nanonet-force-microscopy-for-measuring-forces-in-single-smooth-muscle-cells-of-human-aorta
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Alexander Hall, Patrick Chan, Kevin Sheets, Matthew Apperson, Christopher Delaughter, Thomas G Gleason, Julie A Phillippi, Amrinder Nain
A number of innovative methods exist to measure cell-matrix adhesive forces, which have yet to accurately describe and quantify the intricate interplay of a cell and its fibrous extracellular matrix (ECM). In cardiovascular pathologies, such as aortic aneurysm, new knowledge on the involvement of cell-matrix forces could lead to elucidation of disease mechanisms. To better understand this dynamics we measured primary human aortic single smooth muscle cell (SMC) forces using nanonet force microscopy (NFM) in both inside-out (I-O intrinsic contractility) and outside-in (O-I external perturbation) modes...
April 27, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450349/vascular-cxcr4-limits-atherosclerosis-by-maintaining-arterial-integrity-evidence-from-mouse-and-human-studies
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Yvonne Döring, Heidi Noels, Emiel P C van der Vorst, Carlos Neideck, Virginia Egea, Maik Drechsler, Manuela Mandl, Lukas B Pawig, Yvonne Jansen, Katrin Schröder, Kiril Bidzhekov, Remco T A Megens, Wendy Theelen, Barbara M Klinkhammer, Peter Boor, Leon J Schurgers, Rick H van Gorp, Christian Ries, Pascal J H Kusters, Allard C van der Wal, Tilman M Hackeng, Gabor Gäbel, Ralf P Brandes, Oliver Soehnlein, Esther Lutgens, Dietmar Vestweber, Daniel Teupser, Lesca M Holdt, Daniel J Rader, Danish Saleheen, Christian Weber
Background -The CXCL12/CXCR4 chemokine ligand/receptor axis controls (progenitor) cell homeostasis and trafficking. So far, an atheroprotective role of CXCL12/CXCR4 has only been implied through pharmacological intervention, particularly as the somatic deletion of the CXCR4 gene in mice is embryonically lethal. Moreover, cell-specific effects of CXCR4 in the arterial wall and underlying mechanisms remain elusive, prompting us to investigate the relevance of CXCR4 in vascular cell types for atheroprotection...
April 27, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440409/microrna-145-regulates-the-differentiation-of-human-adipose-derived-stem-cells-to-smooth-muscle-cells-via-targeting-kr%C3%A3-ppel-like-factor-4
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Kaisaier Aji, Yun Zhang, Abudusaimi Aimaiti, Yujie Wang, Mulati Rexiati, Baihetiya Azhati, Hamulati Tusong, Lei Cui, Chen Wang
Understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying human adipose-derived stem cell (hASC) differentiation to smooth muscle may contribute to the development of effective therapies for relevant muscle defects, such as bladder wall and urethral defects. A previous study described the differentiation of hASCs to smooth muscle cells (SMCs) by transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1) and bone morphogenetic protein‑4 (BMP4) treatment. The present study investigated whether microRNA-145 (miR‑145) may be involved in the process of hASC differentiation...
June 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433555/systemic-application-of-sirolimus-prevents-neointima-formation-not-via-a-direct-anti-proliferative-effect-but-via-its-anti-inflammatory-properties
#18
Jan-Marcus Daniel, Jochen Dutzmann, Hannes Brunsch, Johann Bauersachs, Rüdiger Braun-Dullaeus, Daniel G Sedding
BACKGROUND: Systemic treatment with sirolimus, as used for immunosuppression in transplant patients, results in markedly low rates of in-stent restenosis. Since the underlying mechanisms remain obscure, we aimed to determine the molecular and cellular effects of systemic sirolimus treatment on vascular remodeling processes. METHODS AND RESULTS: Systemic sirolimus treatment significantly reduced smooth muscle cell (SMC) proliferation 14days after wire-induced injury and neointima formation 28days after injury in C57BL/6 mice, while simultaneously impairing re-endothelialization...
March 14, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432059/increased-amplitude-of-inward-rectifier-k-currents-with-advanced-age-in-smooth-muscle-cells-of-murine-superior-epigastric-arteries
#19
Sebastien Hayoz, Jessica Pettis, Vanessa Bradley, Steven S Segal, William F Jackson
Inward rectifier K(+) channels (KIR) may contribute to skeletal muscle blood flow regulation and adapt to advanced age. Using mouse abdominal wall superior epigastric arteries (SEAs) from either young (3-6 months) or old (24-26 months) male C57BL/6 mice, we investigated whether SEA smooth muscle cells (SMCs) express functional KIR, and how aging may affect KIR function. Freshly dissected SEAs were either enzymatically dissociated to isolate SMCs for electrophysiological recording (perforated patch) and mRNA expression, or used intact for pressure myography...
April 21, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423938/validation-of-the-turkish-version-of-the-quick-mild-cognitive-impairment-screen
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Burcu Balam Yavuz, Hacer Dogan Varan, Rónán O'Caoimh, Muhammet Cemal Kizilarslanoglu, Mustafa Kemal Kilic, D William Molloy, Rana Tuna Dogrul, Erdem Karabulut, Anton Svendrovski, Aykut Sağır, Eylem Sahin Cankurtaran, Yusuf Yesil, Mehmet Emin Kuyumcu, Meltem Halil, Mustafa Cankurtaran
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to validate the Turkish version of the Quick Mild Cognitive Impairment (Q mci-TR) screen. METHODS: In total, 100 patients aged ≥65 years referred to a geriatric outpatient clinic with memory loss were included. The Q mci was compared to the Turkish versions of the standardized Mini-Mental State Examination and the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA). RESULTS: The Q mci-TR had higher accuracy than the MoCA in discriminating subjective memory complaints (SMCs) from cognitive impairment (mild cognitive impairment [MCI] or dementia), of borderline significance after adjusting for age and education ( P = ...
May 2017: American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias
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