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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802071/microrna-137-and-195-inhibit-vasculogenesis-in-brain-arteriovenous-malformations
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Jun Huang, Jianping Song, Meijie Qu, Yang Wang, Qinzhu An, Yaying Song, Wei Yan, Bingshun Wang, Xiaojin Wang, Song Zhang, Xi Chen, Bing Zhao, Peixi Liu, Tongyi Xu, Zhijun Zhang, David A Greenberg, Yongting Wang, Pingjin Gao, Wei Zhu, Guo-Yuan Yang
OBJECTIVES: Brain arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are the most common cause of non-traumatic intracerebral hemorrhage in young adults. The genesis of brain AVM remains enigmatic. We investigated microRNA (miRNA) expression and its contribution to the pathogenesis of brain AVMs. METHODS: We used a large-scale miRNA analysis on 16 samples including AVMs, hemangioblastoma, and controls to identify a distinct AVM miRNA signature. AVM smooth muscle cells (AVMSMCs) were isolated and identified by flow cytometry and immunohistochemistry and candidate miRNAs were then tested in these cells...
August 12, 2017: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799763/iminothioethers-as-hydrogen-sulfide-donors-from-the-gasotransmitter-release-to-the-vascular-effects
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Elisabetta Barresi, Giulia Nesi, Valentina Citi, Eugenia Piragine, Ilaria Piano, Sabrina Taliani, Federico Da Settimo, Simona Rapposelli, Lara Testai, Maria Cristina Breschi, Claudia Gargini, Vincenzo Calderone, Alma Martelli
The gasotransmitter hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is an important tuner of the cardiovascular homeostasis and its deficiency is etiologically associated with a number of cardiovascular diseases. Therefore, the research of original moieties able to release H2S represents a timely issue for drug discovery. In this work, we developed a collection of iminothioethers (ITEs), exhibiting H2S-releasing properties and producing vasorelaxing effects on rat aortic rings. Derivatives 4 and 11, selected as representative of slow and fast rate H2S-donors respectively, produced a complete recovery of the basal coronary flow, reverting the AngII-induced effects in isolated rat hearts...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797762/ceramide-enhances-cox-2-expression-and-vsmc-contractile-hyperreactivity-via-er-stress-signal-activation
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Huina Zhang, Juanfen Li, Linghai Li, Pingsheng Liu, Yongxiang Wei, Zongjie Qian
Ceramide accumulation in blood vessels has been attributed to vascular dysfunction in progressive vascular complications in metabolic diseases. The present study showed that ceramide pretreatment promoted PE-induced vasoconstriction in rat endothelium-denuded vascular rings in a time- and dose-dependent manner. Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress inhibitors, 4-PBA and TUDCA, COX-2 inhibitors, Celecoxib and NS398, as well as PGE2 receptor antagonist AH-6809 attenuated ceramide-promoted vascular hyperreactivity...
August 7, 2017: Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797155/-clinical-significance-of-%C3%AF-1-receptor-over-expression-in-cervical-cancer-and-the-effect-of-its-synthetic-ligands-on-the-growth-of-cervical-cancer-cells
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Y Q Deng, X H Zhou, L L Jiang, X J Tang, Y X Zhang, J Q Cui
Objective: To explore the role of σ1 receptor (σ1R) in the clinical prognosis of cervical cancer,and provide a theoretical basis for σ1R targeted molecular therapy through observing the inhibition of synthetic σ1R-specific ligand compounds on the growth of cervical cancer cells. Methods: (1) Immunohistochemical or immunocytochemistry staining were respectively used to detect the expression and localization of σ1R protein. (2) The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) data set was used to validate our results. (3) Two series of 4 novel σ1R ligand compounds were synthesized by altering the N-terminal substituents on the piperidine ring of the prezamicol analogue, named as 14a, 14e, 15c and 15f...
July 25, 2017: Zhonghua Fu Chan Ke za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793225/multiscale-and-multiaxial-mechanics-of-vascular-smooth-muscle
#5
Sae-Ii Murtada, Jay D Humphrey, Gerhard A Holzapfel
Mathematical models can facilitate an integrative understanding of the complexity underlying biological structure and function, but they must be informed and validated by empirical data. Uniaxial contraction of an arterial ring is a well-used in vitro approach for studying characteristics of smooth muscle contractility even though this experimental arrangement does not mimic the in vivo vascular geometry or loading. In contrast, biaxial contraction of an inflated and axially extended excised vessel provides broader information, both passive and active, under more realistic conditions...
August 8, 2017: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793049/possible-mechanisms-involved-in-the-vasorelaxant-effect-produced-by-clobenzorex-in-aortic-segments-of-rats
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J Lozano-Cuenca, A González-Hernández, O A López-Canales, J R Villagrana-Zesati, J D Rodríguez-Choreão, R Morín-Zaragoza, E F Castillo-Henkel, J S López-Canales
Clobenzorex is a metabolic precursor of amphetamine indicated for the treatment of obesity. Amphetamines have been involved with cardiovascular side effects such as hypertension and pulmonary arterial hypertension. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether the direct application of 10-9-10-5 M clobenzorex on isolated phenylephrine-precontracted rat aortic rings produces vascular effects, and if so, what mechanisms may be involved. Clobenzorex produced an immediate concentration-dependent vasorelaxant effect at the higher concentrations (10-7...
August 7, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775072/lmo2-lim-domain-only-2-modulates-sphk1-sphingosine-kinase-and-promotes-endothelial-cell-migration
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Gianfranco Matrone, Shu Meng, Qilin Gu, Jie Lv, Longhou Fang, Kaifu Chen, John P Cooke
OBJECTIVE: Lmo (LIM-domain-only)2 transcription factor is involved in hematopoiesis and vascular remodeling. Sphk (sphingosine kinase)1 phosphorylates sphingosine to S1P (sphingosine-1-phosphate). We hypothesized that Lmo2 regulates Sphk1 to promote endothelial cell (EC) migration and vascular development. APPROACH AND RESULTS: Lmo2 and Sphk1 knockdown (KD) were performed in Tg(fli1:EGFP) (y1) zebra fish and in human umbilical vein EC. Rescue of phenotypes or overexpression of these factors were achieved using mRNA encoding Lmo2 or Sphk1...
August 3, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774257/a-case-of-non-union-of-ulna-fracture-managed-with-tibial-strut-cortico-cancellous-bone-grafting-in-a-paediatric-patient
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Collin S K Looi, Roohi S A, Ranjit Singh Gill
Forearm fractures in children complicated with non-union are uncommon. Various methods have previously been reported to manage this condition. Well documented techniques would include iliac crest grafting, cancellous insert grafting, ulnar segment grafting, cortical tibial grafting, vascularized fibular grafting and bone transport by ring fixation. The authors present a case of a child with an atrophic non-union of the ulna who was successfully treated with a cortico-cancellous tibial strut bone graft.
September 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765552/antitumoral-effects-of-%C3%AE-cdcpli-a-pla2-inhibitor-from-crotalus-durissus-collilineatus-via-pi3k-akt-pathway-on-mda-mb-231-breast-cancer-cell
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Sarah N C Gimenes, Daiana S Lopes, Patrícia T Alves, Fernanda V P V Azevedo, Lara Vecchi, Luiz R Goulart, Thais C S Rodrigues, André L Q Santos, Vera L de C Brites, Thaise L Teixeira, Cláudio V da Silva, Matheus H Dias, Samuel C Teixeira, Renata S Rodrigues, Kelly A G Yoneyama, Ricardo A Oliveira, Veridiana de M Rodrigues
Phospholipases A2 (PLA2s) overexpression is closely associated with the malignant potential of breast cancers. Here, we showed for the first the antitumoral effects of γCdcPLI, a PLA2 inhibitor from Crotalus durissus collilineatus via PI3K/Akt pathway on MDA-MB-231 cell. Firstly, γCdcPLI was more cytotoxic to MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cells than other cell lines (MCF-7, HeLa, PC3 and A549) and did not affect the viability of non-tumorigenic breast cell (MCF 10A). In addition, γCdcPLI induced modulation of important mediators of apoptosis pathways such as p53, MAPK-ERK, BIRC5 and MDM2...
August 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765145/optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-characterisation-of-best-disease-and-associated-choroidal-neovascularisation
#10
Abhilash Guduru, Arushi Gupta, Mudit Tyagi, Subhadra Jalali, Jay Chhablani
AIMS: To characterise the vasculature of the retina in patients with Best vitelliform dystrophy, including those with choroidal neovascularisation (CNV), using optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) and correlate with fluorescein angiography (FA). METHODS: This prospective observational study included 19 eyes of 10 patients with Best disease. Using OCTA, all layers of retina were qualitatively characterised for each eye. Patients with CNV also underwent FA, and areas of CNV were measured by OCTA and FA and correlated...
August 1, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757697/corneal-ring-infiltration-in-contact-lens-wearers
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Seyed Ali Tabatabaei, Mohammad Soleimani, Mohammadkarim Johari
To report a case of atypical sterile ring infiltrates during wearing soft silicone hydrogel contact lens due to poor lens care. A 29-year-old woman presented with complaints of pain, redness, and morning discharge. She was wearing soft silicone hydrogel contact lens previously; her current symptoms began 1 week before presentation. On examination, best-corrected visual acuity was 20/40 in that eye. Slit-lamp examination revealed dense, ring-shaped infiltrate involving both the superficial and deep stromal layers with lucid interval to the limbus, edema of the epithelium, epithelial defect, and vascularization of the superior limbus...
May 2017: Oman Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757511/use-of-animal-models-for-the-imaging-and-quantification-of-angiogenesis
#12
Min Liu, Songbo Xie, Jun Zhou
Angiogenesis is the process of developing new blood vessels from the original vascular network; it is necessary for normal physiological processes, such as embryonic development and wound healing. Angiogenesis is also involved in pathological events, including myocardial ischemia and tumor growth. To investigate the molecular mechanisms of this important process, a variety of methods and models are employed. These strategies can also be used to provide insight into the etiology of angiogenesis-related diseases, thereby contributing to the development of new diagnostics and treatments...
July 31, 2017: Experimental Animals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757355/15-lipoxygenase-1-re-expression-in-colorectal-cancer-alters-endothelial-cell-features-through-enhanced-expression-of-tsp-1-and-icam-1
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Sinem Tunçer, Ayşe Gökçe Keşküş, Melis Çolakoğlu, Ismail Çimen, Caner Yener, Özlen Konu, Sreeparna Banerjee
15-lipoxygenase-1 (15-LOX-1) oxygenates linoleic acid to 13(S)-hydroxyoctadecadienoic acid (HODE). The enzyme is widely suppressed in different cancers and its re-expression has tumor suppressive effects. 15-LOX-1 has been shown to inhibit neoangiogenesis in colorectal cancer (CRC); in the present study we confirm this phenomenon and describe the mechanistic basis. We show that re-expression of 15-LOX-1 in CRC cell lines resulted in decreased transcriptional activity of HIF1α and reduced the expression and secretion of VEGF in both normoxic and hypoxic conditions...
July 28, 2017: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754099/antioxidant-and-vasorelaxant-activities-induced-by-northeastern-brazilian-fermented-grape-skins
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José George F Albuquerque, Valéria L Assis, Arthur J P O Almeida, Ionaldo J L D Basílio, Melissa N Luciano, Bruno R L A Meireles, Ângela M T M Cordeiro, Islânia G A Araújo, Robson C Veras, Thaís P Ribeiro, Isac A Medeiros
BACKGROUND: In northeastern Brazil, grape pomace has become a potential alternative byproduct because of the recover phenolic compounds from the vinification process. Comparative analyses were performed between lyophilized extract of grape skins from pomace, described as fermented (FGS), and fresh, unfermented (UGS) grape skins to show the relevant brand's composition upon the first maceration in winemaking. METHODS: The use of in vitro testing such as Folin-Ciocalteu's, DPPH free radical scavenger and HPLC methods were performed to evidence antioxidant effect and phenolic compounds...
July 28, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753408/contribution-of-monoamine-oxidases-to-vascular-oxidative-stress-in-patients-with-end-stage-renal-disease-requiring-hemodialysis
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Diana Utu, Stelian Pantea, Oana M Duicu, Danina M Muntean, Adrian Sturza
Arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is the 'life line' for patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) undergoing hemodialysis. AVF maturation failure is a poorly understood process, one of the contributors being endothelial dysfunction due to oxidative stress. Monoamine oxidases (MAOs) A and B were recently identified as novel sources of vascular oxidative stress. The aim of the present study was to assess the contribution of MAOs to the endothelial dysfunction in patients with ESDR with indication of hemodialysis...
July 28, 2017: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752609/the-atrial-appendage-as-a-suitable-source-to-generate-cardiac-derived-adherent-proliferating-cells-for-regenerative-cell-based-therapies
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Stephan Detert, Christof Stamm, Christien Beez, Falk Diedrichs, Jochen Ringe, Sophie Van Linthout, Martina Seifert, Carsten Tschöpe, Michael Sittinger, Marion Haag
Cardiac-derived adherent proliferating (CardAP) cells obtained from endomyocardial biopsies (EMBs) with known anti-fibrotic and pro-angiogenic properties are good candidates for the autologous therapy of end-stage cardiac diseases such as dilated cardiomyopathy. However, due to the limited number of CardAP cells that can be obtained from EMBs, our aim is to isolate cells with similar properties from other regions of the heart with comparable tissue architecture. Here, we introduce the atrial appendage as a candidate region...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749280/attempted-surgical-correction-of-a-persistent-right-fourth-aortic-arch-in-a-juvenile-rothschild-s-giraffe-giraffa-camelopardalis-rothschildi
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Lynnette Waugh, Jennifer D'Agostino, Gretchen A Cole, Alicia Hahn, Mark Rochat, Mee Ja M Sula
A 5-mo-old female Rothschild's giraffe ( Giraffa camelopardalis rothschildi) presented for regurgitation. Esophagoscopy at 24 wk of age revealed a markedly dilated cranial esophagus with a tight stricture at the level of the heart base consistent with a vascular ring anomaly. Surgical exploration confirmed persistent right fourth aortic arch with ductus originating from left subclavian artery at its junction with the aorta and left subclavian artery. The patent ductus arteriosus was surgically ligated. The procedure was complicated by limited surgical access and vascular friability resulting in uncontrollable hemorrhage, and the animal was euthanatized...
June 2017: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746893/in-vitro-vascular-toxicity-of-tariquidar-a-potential-tool-for-in-vivo-pet-studies
#18
Miriam Durante, Maria Frosini, Fabio Fusi, Annalisa Neri, Claudia Sticozzi, Simona Saponara
The P-glicoprotein (P-gp) inhibitor tariquidar is used to detect functional alterations of blood brain barrier pumps in PET imaging. The doses required, however, up to 4-fold higher than those already used in clinical trials to reverse multidrug resistance, cause syncopal episode and hypotension. Therefore, the effects of these doses toward the vasculature were investigated and an in-depth analysis of tariquidar-mediated effects on A7r5 and EA.hy926 cells viability, on the mechanical activity of freshly and cultured rat aorta rings and on L-type Ca(2+) current [ICa(L)] of A7r5 cells has been performed...
July 23, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744689/pediatric-cerebellar-giant-cavernous-malformation-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Javier Villaseñor-Ledezma, Marcelo Budke, Juan-Antonio Alvarez-Salgado, María-Angeles Cañizares, Luis Moreno, Francisco Villarejo
BACKGROUND AND IMPORTANCE: Giant cavernous malformations (GCM) are low flow, angiographically occult vascular lesions, with a diameter >4 cm. Cerebellar GCMs are extremely rare, with only seven cases reported based on English literature. These lesions are most commonly seen in the pediatric age group, which is known to have an increased risk of hemorrhage, being surgery clearly recommended. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: An 18-month-old girl presented with a 6-month history of cervical torticollis and upper extremities clumsiness...
July 25, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744552/macular-vascular-fractal-dimension-in-the-deep-capillary-layer-as-an-early-indicator-of-microvascular-loss-for-retinopathy-in-type-2-diabetic-patients
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Qi Chen, Qingkai Ma, Chaoming Wu, Fan Tan, Feng Chen, Qiuyan Wu, Rong Zhou, Xiran Zhuang, Fan Lu, Jia Qu, Meixiao Shen
Purpose: To determine the ability of fractal dimension to detect early changes in the retinal microvascular network imaged by optical coherence tomography angiography (OCT-A) in type 2 diabetic patients. Methods: Sixty-seven patients with type 2 diabetic mellitus (DM) (48 with no diabetic retinopathy [DR], 19 with minimal DR) and 40 control subjects. Macular OCT-A images of the superficial and deep retinal capillary layers in a 2.5-mm diameter concentric annular zone (excluding the foveal avascular zone) were subdivided into six annular rings and four quadrants...
July 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
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