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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911373/the-mouse-isolated-perfused-kidney-technique
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Jan Czogalla, Frank Schweda, Johannes Loffing
The mouse isolated perfused kidney (MIPK) is a technique for keeping a mouse kidney under ex vivo conditions perfused and functional for 1 hr. This is a prerequisite for studying the physiology of the isolated organ and for many innovative applications that may be possible in the future, including perfusion decellularization for kidney bioengineering or the administration of anti-rejection or genome-editing drugs in high doses to prime the kidney for transplantation. During the time of the perfusion, the kidney can be manipulated, renal function can be assessed, and various pharmaceuticals administered...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911356/importance-rat-liver-morphology-and-vasculature-in-surgical-research
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Katarína Vdoviaková, Katarína Vdoviaková, Eva Petrovová, Lenka Krešáková, Marcela Maloveská, Jana Teleky, Janka Jenčová, Jozef Živčák, Andrej Jenča
BACKGROUND The laboratory rat is one of the most popular experimental models for the experimental surgery of the liver. The objective of this study was to investigate the morphometric parameters, physiological data, differences in configuration of liver lobes, biliary system, and vasculature (arteries, veins, and lymphatic vessels) of the liver in laboratory rats. In addition, this study supports the anatomic literature and identified similarities and differences with human and other mammals. MATERIAL AND METHODS Forty laboratory rats were dissected to prepare corrosion casts of vascular system specimens (n=20), determine the lymph vessels and lymph nodes (n=10), and for macroscopic anatomical dissection (n=10) of the rat liver...
December 2, 2016: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911349/quantification-of-vascular-function-changes-under-different-emotion-states-a-pilot-study
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Yirong Xia, Licai Yang, Xueqin Mao, Dingchang Zheng, Chengyu Liu
Recent studies have indicated that physiological parameters change with different emotion states. This study aimed to quantify the changes of vascular function at different emotion and sub-emotion states. Twenty young subjects were studied with their finger photoplethysmographic (PPG) pulses recorded at three distinct emotion states: natural (1 minute), happiness and sadness (10 minutes for each). Within the period of happiness and sadness emotion states, two sub-emotion states (calmness and outburst) were identified with the synchronously recorded videos...
November 25, 2016: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909968/effects-of-phenotype-of-retinal-macrophages-on-the-features-of-angiogenesis-of-murine-retina
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S V Lyamina, O Yu Komova, N A Gavrilova, I Yu Malyshev
The period of forming of superficial vascular plexus during physiological retinal angiogenesis was shorter in C57Bl/6 mice. Experiments on the model of oxygen-induced retinopathy showed that avascular and vascularized zones in BALB/c mice on day 17 are smaller than in C57Bl/6 mice are by 5 and 1.5 times, respectively. The obtained results confirmed the importance of phenotype of retinal macrophages in the regulation of processes of both physiological and pathological retinal angiogenesis.
December 2, 2016: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908890/pathology-of-human-coronary-and-carotid-artery-atherosclerosis-and-vascular-calcification-in-diabetes-mellitus
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Kazuyuki Yahagi, Frank D Kolodgie, Christoph Lutter, Hiroyoshi Mori, Maria E Romero, Aloke V Finn, Renu Virmani
The continuing increase in the prevalence of diabetes mellitus in the general population is predicted to result in a higher incidence of cardiovascular disease. Although the mechanisms of diabetes mellitus-associated progression of atherosclerosis are not fully understood, at clinical and pathological levels, there is an appreciation of increased disease burden and higher levels of arterial calcification in these subjects. Plaques within the coronary arteries of patients with diabetes mellitus generally exhibit larger necrotic cores and significantly greater inflammation consisting mainly of macrophages and T lymphocytes relative to patients without diabetes mellitus...
December 1, 2016: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900610/novel-sgc-stimulators-and-sgc-activators-for-the-treatment-of-heart-failure
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Stefanie Breitenstein, Lothar Roessig, Peter Sandner, Kelly S Lewis
The burden of heart failure (HF) increases worldwide with an aging population, and there is a high unmet medical need in both, heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) and with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). The nitric oxide (NO) pathway is a key regulator in the cardiovascular system and modulates vascular tone and myocardial performance. Disruption of the NO-cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP) signaling axis and impaired cGMP formation by endothelial dysfunction could lead to vasotone dysregulation, vascular and ventricular stiffening, fibrosis, and hypertrophy resulting in a decline of heart as well as kidney function...
November 30, 2016: Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900053/receptor-tyrosine-kinases-in-carcinogenesis
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Xiao-Ying Zhang, Pei-Ying Zhang
Receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs) are cell surface glycoproteins with enzymatic activity involved in the regulation of various important functions. In all-important physiological functions including differentiation, cell-cell interactions, survival, proliferation, metabolism, migration and signaling these receptors are the key players of regulation. Additionally, mutations of RTKs or their overexpression have been described in many human cancers and are being explored as a novel avenue for a new therapeutic approach...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899683/validation-of-an-integrative-mathematical-model-of-dehydration-and-rehydration-in-virtual-humans
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W Andrew Pruett, John S Clemmer, Robert L Hester
Water homeostasis is one of the body's most critical tasks. Physical challenges to the body, including exercise and surgery, almost always coordinate with some change in water handling reflecting the changing needs of the body. Vasopressin is the most important hormone that contributes to short-term water homeostasis. By manipulating vascular tone and regulating water reabsorption in the collecting duct of the kidneys, vasopressin can mediate the retention or loss of fluids quickly. In this study, we validated HumMod, an integrative mathematical model of human physiology, against six different challenges to water homeostasis with special attention to the secretion of vasopressin and maintenance of electrolyte balance...
November 2016: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899395/functional-definition-of-progenitors-versus-mature-endothelial-cells-reveals-key-soxf-dependent-differentiation-process
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Jatin Patel, Elke J Seppanen, Mathieu P Rodero, Ho Yi Wong, Prudence Donovan, Zoltan Neufeld, Nicholas M Fisk, Mathias François, Kiarash Khosrotehrani
BACKGROUND: -During adult life, blood vessel formation is thought to occur via angiogenic processes involving branching from existing vessels. An alternate proposal suggests that neo-vessels form from endothelial progenitors able to assemble the intimal layers. We here aimed to define vessel-resident endothelial progenitors in vivo in a variety of tissues in physiological and pathological situations such as normal aorta, lungs, as well as wound healing, tumors and placenta. METHODS: -Based on protein expression levels of common endothelial markers using flow cytometry, three sub-populations of endothelial cells could be identified among VE-Cadherin+ and CD45- cells...
November 29, 2016: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898394/mef2-transcription-factors-are-key-regulators-of-sprouting-angiogenesis
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Natalia Sacilotto, Kira M Chouliaras, Leonid L Nikitenko, Yao Wei Lu, Martin Fritzsche, Marsha D Wallace, Svanhild Nornes, Fernando García-Moreno, Sophie Payne, Esther Bridges, Ke Liu, Daniel Biggs, Indrika Ratnayaka, Shane P Herbert, Zoltán Molnár, Adrian L Harris, Benjamin Davies, Gareth L Bond, George Bou-Gharios, John J Schwarz, Sarah De Val
Angiogenesis, the fundamental process by which new blood vessels form from existing ones, depends on precise spatial and temporal gene expression within specific compartments of the endothelium. However, the molecular links between proangiogenic signals and downstream gene expression remain unclear. During sprouting angiogenesis, the specification of endothelial cells into the tip cells that lead new blood vessel sprouts is coordinated by vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGFA) and Delta-like ligand 4 (Dll4)/Notch signaling and requires high levels of Notch ligand DLL4...
October 15, 2016: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893797/risk-factors-for-multiple-organ-dysfunction-syndrome-in-severe-stroke-patients
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Wei Qin, Xiaoyu Zhang, Shuna Yang, Yue Li, Junliang Yuan, Lei Yang, Shujuan Li, Wenli Hu
BACKGROUND: Severe stroke patients have poor clinical outcome which may be associated with development of multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS). Therefore, the aim of our study was to investigate independent risk factors for development of MODS in severe stroke patients. METHODS: Ninety seven severe stroke patients were prospective recruited from Jan 2011 to Jun 2015. The development of MODS was identified by Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) score (score ≥ 3, at least two organs), which was assessed on day 1, 4, 7, 10 and 14 after admission...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892505/in-vivo-measurement-of-hemodynamic-information-in-stenosed-rat-blood-vessels-using-x-ray-piv
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Hanwook Park, Jun Hong Park, Sang Joon Lee
Measurements of the hemodynamic information of blood flows, especially wall shear stress (WSS), in animal models with circulatory vascular diseases (CVDs) are important to understand the pathological mechanism of CVDs. In this study, X-ray particle image velocimetry (PIV) with high spatial resolution was applied to obtain velocity field information in stenosed blood vessels with high WSS. 3D clips fabricated with a 3D printer were applied to the abdominal aorta of a rat cadaver to induce artificial stenosis in the real blood vessel of an animal model...
November 28, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891384/bioresorbable-scaffolds-current-evidences-in-the-treatment-of-coronary-artery-disease
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Bhargav Dave
Percutaneous coronary revascularization strategies have gradually progressed over a period of last few decades. The advent of newer generation drug-eluting stents has significantly improved the outcomes of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) by substantially reducing in-stent restenosis and stent thrombosis. However, vascular inflammation, restenosis, thrombosis, and neoatherosclerosis due to the permanent presence of a metallic foreign body within the artery limit their usage in complex Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889505/candesartan-ameliorates-arsenic-induced-hypertensive-vascular-remodeling-by-regularizing-angiotensin-ii-and-tgf-beta-signaling-in-rats
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Maibam Wanta Khuman, Sankaran Kutty Harikumar, Abdul Sadam, Manickam Kesavan, Vattaparambil Sukumaran Susanth, Subhashree Parida, Karam Pal Singh, Souvendra Nath Sarkar
Arsenic exposure can cause several cardiovascular diseases, including hypertension, atherosclerosis and microvascular disease. Earlier, we reported that arsenic-mediated enhancement of angiotensin II (AngII) signaling can impair vascular physiology. Here, we investigated whether the AT1 receptor (AT1R) blocker candesartan can ameliorate the arsenic-induced hypertensive vascular remodeling in rats and whether the amelioration could relate to attenuation in vascular AngII and TGF-β signaling. Rats were exposed to sodium arsenite (50ppm) through drinking water for 90 consecutive days...
November 23, 2016: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888122/the-sunflower-transcription-factor-hahb11-confers-tolerance-to-water-deficit-and-salinity-to-transgenic-arabidopsis-and-alfalfa-plants
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Julieta V Cabello, Jorge I Giacomelli, María C Gómez, Raquel L Chan
Homeodomain-leucine zipper (HD-Zip) transcription factors are unique to the plant kingdom; members of subfamily I are known to be involved in abiotic stress responses. HaHB11 belongs to this subfamily and it was previously shown that it is able to confer improved yield and tolerance to flooding via a quiescent strategy. Here we show that HaHB11 expression is induced by ABA, NaCl and water deficit in sunflower seedlings and leaves. Arabidopsis transgenic plants expressing HaHB11, controlled either by its own promoter or by the constitutive 35S CaMV, presented rolled leaves and longer roots than WT when grown under standard conditions...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888004/unliganded-estrogen-receptor-alpha-regulates-vascular-cell-function-and-gene-expression
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Qing Lu, Gavin R Schnitzler, Caroline S Vallaster, Kazutaka Ueda, Stephanie Erdkamp, Christine E Briggs, Lakshmanan K Iyer, Iris Z Jaffe, Richard H Karas
The unliganded form of the estrogen receptor is generally thought to be inactive. Our prior studies, however, suggested that unliganded estrogen receptor alpha (ERα) exacerbates adverse vascular injury responses in mice. Here, we show that the presence of unliganded ERα decreases vascular endothelial cell (EC) migration and proliferation, increases smooth muscle cell (SMC) proliferation, and increases inflammatory responses in cultured ECs and SMCs. Unliganded ERα also regulates many genes in vascular ECs and mouse aorta...
November 22, 2016: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887950/cyslt2-receptor-activation-is-involved-in-ltc4-induced-lung-air-trapping-in-guinea-pigs
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Tomohiko Sekioka, Michiaki Kadode, Yasuo Yonetomi, Akihiro Kamiya, Manabu Fujita, Takeshi Nabe, Kazuhito Kawabata
CysLT1 receptors are known to be involved in the pathogenesis of asthma. However, the functional roles of CysLT2 receptors in this condition have not been determined. The purpose of this study is to develop an experimental model of CysLT2 receptor-mediated LTC4-induced lung air-trapping in guinea pigs and use this model to clarify the mechanism underlying response to such trapping. Because LTC4 is rapidly converted to LTD4 by γ-glutamyltranspeptidase (γ-GTP) under physiological conditions, S-hexyl GSH was used as a γ-GTP inhibitor...
November 22, 2016: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886531/coagulation-and-sepsis
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REVIEW
Marcel Levi, Tom van der Poll
Severe sepsis is almost invariably associated with systemic activation of coagulation. There is ample evidence that demonstrates a wide-ranging cross-talk between hemostasis and inflammation, which is probably implicated in the pathogenesis of organ dysfunction in patients with sepsis. Inflammation not only leads to initiation and propagation of coagulation activity, but coagulation also markedly influences inflammation. Molecular mechanisms that play a role in inflammation-induced effects on coagulation have been recognized in much detail...
November 19, 2016: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885332/2-3-5-4-tetrahydroxystilbene-2-o-%C3%AE-d-glucoside-promotes-expression-of-the-longevity-gene-klotho
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Shuang Ling, Ju Duan, Rongzhen Ni, Jin-Wen Xu
The longevity gene klotho has numerous physiological functions, such as regulating calcium and phosphorus levels, delaying senescence, improving cognition, reducing oxidative stress, and protecting vascular endothelial cells. This study tested whether 2,3,5,4'-Tetrahydroxystilbene-2-O-β-D-glucoside (THSG), a small molecule with antiaging effects, regulates the expression and physiological effects of klotho. Our results showed that THSG dose-dependently increased the luciferase reporter activity of the klotho gene, reversed the decrease in mRNA and protein expression of klotho which was induced by angiotensin II in NRK-52E renal tubular epithelial cells, and increased klotho mRNA expression in the cerebral cortex, hippocampus, testis, and kidney medulla of spontaneously hypertensive rats...
2016: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884383/histomorphometric-study-of-basilar-artery-in-normal-and-suicide-persons
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Suresh Kumar Parmar, V Satya Prasad
BACKGROUND: Depression in association with cerebro-vascular risk factors and white matter lesions is increasingly referred to as 'vascular depression'. There are several brain areas known for playing a role in patho-physiology of depression which may lead to suicidal tendencies, are fed by basilar artery. Therefore, the arterial histoarchitecture was studied in the normal and suicide individuals to establish a relationship between the vascular structural changes and depression. METHODS: 40 post-mortem samples (both sexes) of basilar artery have been collected and were grouped into normal and suicide groups...
October 2016: Biomedical Journal
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