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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213995/thoracoscopic-division-of-vascular-rings
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Kevin M Riggle, Samuel E Rice-Townsend, John Ht Waldhausen
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Vascular rings are traditionally treated via an open thoracotomy. In recent years the use of thoracoscopy has increased. Herein we report our experience with thoracoscopic division of vascular rings in pediatric patients. METHODS: We reviewed all patients who underwent thoracoscopic or open division of a vascular ring at our institution between 2007 and 2015. We analyzed patient demographics, presenting symptoms, diagnostic imaging modality, ring anatomy, operative details, complications, and symptom resolution...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213289/quercetin-and-pioglitazone-synergistically-reverse-endothelial-dysfunction-in-isolated-aorta-from-fructose-streptozotocin-f-stz-induced-diabetic-rats
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Thubasni Kunasegaran, Mohd Rais Mustafa, Francis I Achike, Dharmani Devi Murugan
Pioglitazone is an anti-diabetic drug with potential to cause adverse effects following prolonged use. This study, therefore, investigated the effects of combination treatment of a subliminal concentration of pioglitazone and quercetin, a potent antioxidant, on vascular reactivity of aorta isolated from fructose-streptozotocin (F-STZ)-induced diabetic rats. Relaxation to acetylcholine and sodium nitroprusside, and contraction to phenylephrine were tested in organ bath chambers following pre-incubation with vehicle (DMSO; 0...
February 16, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211282/signet-ring-cell-carcinoma-of-the-jejunum-an-uncommon-finding-within-the-reach-of-capsule-endoscopy
#3
José Francisco Juanmartiñena, Marta Montes, Ignacio Fernández-Urién
An 80 year-old female presented with ductal breast carcinoma (stage II) three years ago, complained of asthenia and iron-deficiency anemia. No diagnosis was obtained after conventional endoscopy and iron supplements were indicated. Ten months later visible digestive hemorrhage was presented. Upper and lower endoscopy was repeated but non-diagnosis was obtained. Thus, video capsule endoscopy was indicated identifying a stenotic lesion arising in the mucosa of distal jejunum. Histopathological examination revealed a poorly mucinous differentiated signet-ring cell adenocarcinoma with an intense peri-tumoral lymphoid (Crohn´s-like lymphoid reaction) and lympho-vascular infiltration with no nodal metastases (pT3N0;7ª edition TNM classification)...
February 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208012/hypothermia-inhibits-endothelium-independent-vascular-contractility-via-rho-kinase-inhibition
#4
Yoon Hee Chung, Keon Woong Oh, Sung Tae Kim, Eon Sub Park, Hyun Dong Je, Hyuk-Jun Yoon, Uy Dong Sohn, Ji Hoon Jeong, Hyen-Oh La
The present study was undertaken to investigate the influence of hypothermia on endothelium-independent vascular smooth muscle contractility and to determine the mechanism underlying the relaxation. Denuded aortic rings from male rats were used and isometric contractions were recorded and combined with molecular experiments. Hypothermia significantly inhibited fluoride-, thromboxane A₂-, phenylephrine-, and phorbol ester-induced vascular contractions regardless of endothelial nitric oxide synthesis, suggesting that another pathway had a direct effect on vascular smooth muscle...
February 17, 2017: Biomolecules & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207948/right-sided-aortic-arch-in-the-age-of-microarray
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Edward F O'Mahony, Darren P Hutchinson, George McGillivray, Debbie L Nisbet, Ricardo Palma-Dias
OBJECTIVE: For fetuses with a diagnosis of right aortic arch and normal cardiac anatomy we aimed to establish the frequency of chromosomal anomaly diagnosed with SNP microarray analysis, particularly focusing on microduplications or microdeletions which would have gone undetected by conventional karyotyping and 6 probe fish (13,18,21, X,Y, TUPLE). METHOD: Retrospective study of fetal ultrasounds between 2011 and 2016 in an Australian tertiary referral centre. Outcomes of interest were survival and postnatal surgery for vascular ring...
February 16, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194552/a-novel-synthetic-small-molecule-yf-452-inhibits-tumor-growth-through-antiangiogenesis-by-suppressing-vegf-receptor-2-signaling
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Yongrui Liu, Yuan He, Feifei Yang, Xiaonan Cong, Jinhua Wang, Shihong Peng, Dan Gao, Weifang Wang, Liping Lan, Xuexiang Ying, Mingyao Liu, Yihua Chen, Zhengfang Yi
Tumor angiogenesis is characterized by abnormal vessel morphology, endowing tumor with highly hypoxia and unresponsive toward treatment. To date, mounting angiogenic factors have been discovered as therapeutic targets in antiangiogenic drug development. Among them, vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2 (VEGFR2) inhibitors exerts potent antiangiogenic activity in tumor therapy. Therefore, it may provide a valid strategy for cancer treatment through targeting the tumor angiogenesis via VEGFR2 pathway...
February 13, 2017: Science China. Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192231/hypotensive-and-vasorelaxant-effect-of-diapocynin-in-normotensive-rats
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Simone R Potje, Jéssica A Troiano, Murilo E Graton, Valdecir F Ximenes, Ana Claúdia M S Nakamune, Cristina Antoniali
Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate oxidase (NAD(P)H-oxidase) is a multicomponent enzyme system that generates superoxide anion by one-electron reduction of molecular oxygen and represents the major source of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in the vascular cells. Apocynin has been extensively used as an inhibitor of NADPH oxidase (NOX) in phagocytic cells and as an antioxidant in non-phagocytic cells. In phagocytes cells, due to the presence of myeloperoxidase, apocynin can be the converted to diapocynin, which is supposed to be the active form of this phytochemical...
February 9, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188813/glutathione-metabolic-status-in-the-aged-rabbit-aorta
#8
Domenico Lapenna, Giuliano Ciofani, Maria Adele Giamberardino
It is not known whether aging alters glutathione metabolic status of the mammalian arterial tissue favoring vascular oxidative stress and dysfunction. Thus we assessed total, reduced and oxidized glutathione (TG, GSH and GSSG, respectively), the glutathione redox ratio (GRR, namely [GSSG]/[GSH+2GSSG]×100), and the activities of the glutathione status-regulating enzymes glutathione reductase (GSSG-Red), γ-glutamylcysteine synthetase (γ-GCS) and γ-glutamyl transpeptidase (γ-GT) in the aortic tissue of 9 young adult control rabbits (YACR, about 4months old) and 9 aged rabbits (AR, about 4...
February 8, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188215/cystathionine-gamma-lyase-protects-vascular-endothelium-a-role-for-inhibition-of-histone-deacetylase-6
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Thorsten Martin Leucker, Yohei Nomura, Jae Hyung Kim, Anil Bhatta, Victor Wang, Andrea Wecker, Sandeep S Jandu, Lakshmi Santhanam, Dan E Berkowitz, Lewis Romer, Deepesh Pandey
Endothelial cystathionine -lyase (CSE) contributes to cardiovascular homeostasis, mainly through production of hydrogen sulfide. However, the molecular mechanisms that control CSE gene expression in endothelium during cardiovascular diseases are unclear. The aim of the current study is to determine the role of specific histone deacetylases (HDAC) in the regulation of endothelial CSE. Reduced CSE mRNA expression and protein abundance were observed in human aortic endothelial cells (HAEC) exposed to OxLDL and in aortas from atherogenic ApoE-/- mice fed a high-fat diet as compared with controls...
February 10, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186704/mesenchymal-stromal-cells-modulate-monocytes-trafficking-in-coxsackievirus-b3-induced-myocarditis
#10
Kapka Miteva, Kathleen Pappritz, Muhammad El-Shafeey, Fengquan Dong, Jochen Ringe, Carsten Tschöpe, Sophie Van Linthout
Mesenchymal stromal cell (MSC) application in Coxsackievirus B3 (CVB3)-induced myocarditis reduces myocardial inflammation and fibrosis, exerts prominent extra-cardiac immunomodulation, and improves heart function. Although the abovementioned findings demonstrate the benefit of MSC application, the mechanism of the MSC immunomodulatory effects leading to a final cardioprotective outcome in viral myocarditis remains poorly understood. Monocytes are known to be a trigger of myocardial tissue inflammation. The present study aims at investigating the direct effect of MSC on the mobilization and trafficking of monocytes to the heart in CVB3-induced myocarditis...
January 3, 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185804/7-cyclopentyl-5-4-phenoxyphenyl-7h-pyrrolo-2-3-d-pyrimidin-4-ylamine-inhibits-the-proliferation-and-migration-of-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells-by-suppressing-erk-and-akt-pathways
#11
Hyang-Hee Seo, Sang Woo Kim, Chang Youn Lee, Kyu Hee Lim, Jiyun Lee, Soyeon Lim, Seahyoung Lee, Ki-Chul Hwang
Excessive vascular smooth muscle cell (VSMC) proliferation and migration after vascular injury significantly contributes to the development of occlusive vascular disease. Therefore, inhibiting the proliferation and migration of VSMCs is a validated therapeutic modality for occlusive vascular disease such as atherosclerosis and restenosis. In the present study, we screened chemical compounds for their anti-proliferative effects on VSMCs using multiple approaches, such as MTT assays, wound healing assays, and trans-well migration assays...
February 6, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177685/vasodilatory-effects-and-underlying-mechanisms-of-the-ethyl-acetate-extracts-from-gastrodia-elata-blume
#12
Rong Dai, Ting Wang, Xiaoqin Si, Yuanyuan Jia, Lili Wang, Yan Yuan, Qing Lin, Cui Yang
The objective of this study was to assess the ethyl acetate extracts of Gastrodia elata Blume (GEB) on vascular tone and the mechanisms involved. GEB was extracted with 95% EtOH followed by a further extraction with ethyl acetate. The effects of GEB and its ingredients on the isometric tensions of the aortic rings from rats were measured. The ethyl acetate extract of GEB induced a vasodilatatory effect on rat aorta which was partially dependent on endothelium. Four chemical compounds isolated from GEB were identified as 3, 4-dihydroxybenzaldehyde (DB), 4-hydroxy benzaldehyde (HB), 4-methoxybenzyl alcohol (MA) and 4, 4'-dihydroxydiphenyl methane (DM), respectively...
December 17, 2016: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176406/imaging-diagnosis-computed-tomographic-angiography-characteristics-of-multiple-vascular-anomalies-in-a-senior-dog-with-late-onset-regurgitation
#13
Hakyoung Yoon, Jaehwan Kim, Gi Bum Kwon, Jin Hyuk Lim, Kidong Eom
A 10-year-old dog weighing 3.4 kg presented with intermittent regurgitation. Esophagography revealed that the thoracic esophagus was compressed dorsally at the region of the fourth intercostal space and segmentally dilated from the second to third intercostal region. Three-dimensional computed tomographic (CT) angiography confirmed a suspected vascular ring anomaly and also revealed multiple other vascular anomalies. These included aberrant right subclavian artery, absence of bilateral external jugular veins, right-gastric caval shunt, and a completely duplicated caudal vena cava...
February 8, 2017: Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168675/vascular-coupling-system-for-end-to-end-anastomosis-an-in-vivo-pilot-case-report
#14
Huizhong Li, Bruce Gale, Jill Shea, Himanshu Sant, Christi M Terry, Jay Agarwal
This paper presents the latest in vivo findings of a novel vascular coupling system. Vascular anastomosis is a common procedure in reconstructive surgeries and traditional hand suturing is very time consuming. The vascular coupling system described herein was designed to be used on arteries for a rapid and error-free anastomosis. The system consists of an engaging ring made from high density polyethylene using computer numerical control machining and a back ring made from polymethylmethacrylate using laser cutting...
February 6, 2017: Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165706/structural-and-epimeric-isomers-of-hpph-3-devinyl-3-1-1-hexyloxy-ethyl-pyropheophorbide-a-effects-on-uptake-and-photodynamic-therapy-of-cancer
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Courtney Saenz, Ravindra R Cheruku, Tymish Y Ohulchanskyy, Penny Joshi, Walter A Tabaczynski, Joseph R Missert, Yihui Chen, Paula Pera, Erin Tracy, Aimee Marko, Daniel Rohrbach, Ulas Sunar, Heinz Baumann, Ravindra K Pandey
The tetrapyrrole structure of porphyrins used as photosentizing agents is thought to determine uptake and retention by malignant epithelial cancer cells. To assess the contribution of the oxidized state of individual rings to these cellular processes, bacteriochlorophyll a was converted into the ring "D" reduced 3-devinyl-3-[1-(1-hexyloxy)ethyl]pyropheophorbide-a (HPPH) and the corresponding ring "B" reduced isomer (iso-HPPH). The carboxylic acid analogs of both ring "B" and ring "D" reduced isomers showed several-fold higher accumulation into the mitochondria and endoplasmic reticulum by primary culture of human lung and head and neck cancer cells than the corresponding methyl ester analogs that localize primarily to granular vesicles and to a lesser extent to mitochondria...
February 15, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165027/potential-role-of-corneal-epithelial-cell-derived-exosomes-in-corneal-wound-healing-and-neovascularization
#16
Kyu-Yeon Han, Jennifer A Tran, Jin-Hong Chang, Dimitri T Azar, James D Zieske
Specific factors from the corneal epithelium underlying the stimulation of stromal fibrosis and myofibroblast formation in corneal wound healing have not been fully elucidated. Given that exosomes are known to transfer bioactive molecules among cells and play crucial roles in wound healing, angiogenesis, and cancer, we hypothesized that corneal epithelial cell-derived exosomes may gain access to the underlying stromal fibroblasts upon disruption of the epithelial basement membrane and that they induce signaling events essential for corneal wound healing...
February 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161159/early-treatment-with-losartan-effectively-ameliorates-hypertension-and-improves-vascular-remodeling-and-function-in-a-prehypertensive-rat-model
#17
De-Hua He, Jin-Xiu Lin, Liang-Min Zhang, Chang-Sheng Xu, Qiang Xie
AIMS: Pharmacological treatment of prehypertension may ameliorate hypertension and improve vascular structure and function. This study investigated 1) whether early treatment with either losartan or amlodipine at the onset of prehypertension can prevent hypertension and 2) whether losartan and amlodipine equally improve vascular remodeling and function in a rat model of hypertension. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Stroke-prone spontaneously hypertensive (SHRSP) rats were administered losartan, amlodipine or saline for 6 or 16weeks at the onset of prehypertension...
February 1, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159817/tissue-transglutaminase-modulates-vascular-stiffness-and-function-through-crosslinking-dependent-and-crosslinking-independent-functions
#18
Jochen Steppan, Yehudit Bergman, Kayla Viegas, Dinani Armstrong, Siqi Tan, Huilei Wang, Sean Melucci, Daijiro Hori, Sung Yong Park, Sebastian F Barreto, Abraham Isak, Sandeep Jandu, Nicholas Flavahan, Mark Butlin, Steven S An, Alberto Avolio, Dan E Berkowitz, Marc K Halushka, Lakshmi Santhanam
BACKGROUND: The structural elements of the vascular wall, namely, extracellular matrix and smooth muscle cells (SMCs), contribute to the overall stiffness of the vessel. In this study, we examined the crosslinking-dependent and crosslinking-independent roles of tissue transglutaminase (TG2) in vascular function and stiffness. METHODS AND RESULTS: SMCs were isolated from the aortae of TG2-/- and wild-type (WT) mice. Cell adhesion was examined by using electrical cell-substrate impedance sensing and PicoGreen assay...
February 3, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159377/double-aortic-arch-with-previously-undescribed-head-and-neck-vessel-branching
#19
Sassan Hashemi, W James Parks, Denver Sallee, Timothy Slesnick
Vascular ring in the form of a double aortic arch is a rare anomaly that can cause airway compression. It occasionally occurs with unusual head and neck vessel branching. A 5-year-old boy with chronic respiratory symptoms was referred because of a tracheal indentation on his chest x-ray. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a double aortic arch with arch origins of a common carotid, vertebral, and subclavian on the right and internal and external carotids, vertebral, and subclavian arteries on the left. Our case represents, to our knowledge, the first report of a double aortic arch with 7 separate vessels arising from the transverse arches...
December 1, 2016: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152406/anacetrapib-but-not-evacetrapib-impairs-endothelial-function-in-cetp-transgenic-mice-in-spite-of-marked-hdl-c-increase
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Branko Simic, Pavani Mocharla, Margot Crucet, Elena Osto, Adelheid Kratzer, Simona Stivala, Susan Kühnast, Thimoteus Speer, Petia Doycheva, Hans M Princen, Jose W van der Hoorn, J Wouter Jukema, Hector Giral, Anne Tailleux, Ulf Landmesser, Bart Staels, Thomas F Lüscher
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: High-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) is inversely related to cardiovascular risk. HDL-C raising ester transfer protein (CETP) inhibitors, are novel therapeutics. We studied the effects of CETP inhibitors anacetrapib and evacetrapib on triglycerides, cholesterol and lipoproteins, cholesterol efflux, paraoxonase activity (PON-1), reactive oxygen species (ROS), and endothelial function in E3L and E3L.CETP mice. METHODS: Triglycerides and cholesterol were measured at weeks 5, 14 and 21 in E3L...
January 16, 2017: Atherosclerosis
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