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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544452/a-conserved-role-for-vegf-signaling-in-specification-of-homologous-mesenchymal-cell-types-positioned-at-spatially-distinct-developmental-addresses-in-early-development-of-sea-urchins
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Eric M Erkenbrack, Elizabeth Petsios
Comparative studies of early development in echinoderms are revealing the tempo and mode of alterations to developmental gene regulatory networks and to the cell types they specify. In euechinoid sea urchins, skeletogenic mesenchyme (SM) ingresses prior to gastrulation at the vegetal pole and aligns into a ring-like array with two bilateral pockets of cells, the sites where spiculogenesis will later occur. In cidaroid sea urchins, the anciently diverged sister clade to euechinoid sea urchins, a homologous SM cell type ingresses later in development, after gastrulation has commenced, and consequently at a distinct developmental address...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Experimental Zoology. Part B, Molecular and Developmental Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539820/bifidobacterium-pseudocatenulatum-cect-7765-supplementation-restores-altered-vascular-function-in-an-experimental-model-of-obese-mice
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María D Mauricio, Eva Serna, María Leonor Fernández-Murga, Jesica Portero, Martín Aldasoro, Soraya L Valles, Yolanda Sanz, José M Vila
Aims.Bifidobacterium pseudocatenulatum CECT 7765 improves metabolic and immunological altered functions in high fat fed mice, however little is known about the effects of potential probiotics on vascular reactivity. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of a potential probiotic strain, Bifidobacterium pseudocatenulatum CECT 7765, on vascular response in obese mice. Methods. Aorta samples were obtained from mice, which were divided into three groups: a control group, receiving a standard diet; an obese group, receiving a high-fat diet; and an obese group receiving high-fat diet and a daily dose of B...
2017: International Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535764/in-smokers-sonic-hedgehog-modulates-pulmonary-endothelial-function-through-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor
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Priscilla Henno, Stanislas Grassin-Delyle, Emeline Belle, Marion Brollo, Emmanuel Naline, Edouard Sage, Philippe Devillier, Dominique Israël-Biet
BACKGROUND: Tobacco-induced pulmonary vascular disease is partly driven by endothelial dysfunction. The Sonic hedgehog (SHH) pathway is involved in vascular physiology. We sought to establish whether the SHH pathway has a role in pulmonary endothelial dysfunction in smokers. METHODS: The ex vivo endothelium-dependent relaxation of pulmonary artery rings in response to acetylcholine (Ach) was compared in 34 current or ex-smokers and 8 never-smokers. The results were expressed as a percentage of the contraction with phenylephrine...
May 23, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534996/ginsenoside-rd-regulates-the-akt-mtor-p70s6k-signaling-cascade-and-suppresses-angiogenesis-and-breast-tumor-growth
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Eryun Zhang, Hailian Shi, Li Yang, Xiaojun Wu, Zhengtao Wang
Blockade of angiogenesis is an important approach for cancer treatment and prevention. In the present study, we investigated the effect of ginsenoside Rd (Rd) on angiogenesis in vitro and in vivo. Our results demonstrated that Rd inhibited vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-induced migration, tube formation and proliferation of primary cultured human umbilical vascular endothelial cells (HUVECs) dose‑dependently. Furthermore, Rd abrogated VEGF-induced sprouting of the vessels from aortic rings, and inhibited vascular formation in the Matrigel plug assay in vivo...
May 19, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533359/selective-regulation-of-notch-ligands-during-angiogenesis-is-mediated-by-vimentin
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Daniel Antfolk, Marika Sjöqvist, Fang Cheng, Kimmo Isoniemi, Camille L Duran, Adolfo Rivero-Muller, Christian Antila, Rasmus Niemi, Sebastian Landor, Carlijn V C Bouten, Kayla J Bayless, John E Eriksson, Cecilia M Sahlgren
Notch signaling is a key regulator of angiogenesis, in which sprouting is regulated by an equilibrium between inhibitory Dll4-Notch signaling and promoting Jagged-Notch signaling. Whereas Fringe proteins modify Notch receptors and strengthen their activation by Dll4 ligands, other mechanisms balancing Jagged and Dll4 signaling are yet to be described. The intermediate filament protein vimentin, which has been previously shown to affect vascular integrity and regenerative signaling, is here shown to regulate ligand-specific Notch signaling...
May 22, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528109/the-hypoglycemic-effects-of-guava-leaf-psidium-guajava-l-extract-are-associated-with-improving-endothelial-dysfunction-in-mice-with-diet-induced-obesity
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Elixabet Díaz-de-Cerio, Alba Rodríguez-Nogales, Francesca Algieri, Miguel Romero, Vito Verardo, Antonio Segura-Carretero, Juan Duarte, Julio Galvez
Obesity is associated with a low-grade inflammatory status that affects vascular function. Previous studies have reported the beneficial effects of Psidium guajava L. (guava) on diabetes. Here we evaluate the how guava leaf extract at the dose of 5 mg/kg, affects vascular dysfunction in obese mice fed a high-fat diet for 7 weeks. Extract intake did not alter weight over time, although it reduced glycemia and insulin resistance, improving the serum lipid profile in obese mice. Additionally, guava leaf extract reversed the endothelial dysfunction found in obese mice in terms of endothelium- and NO (nitric oxide)-dependent vasodilatation induced by acetylcholine in aortic rings...
June 2017: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526517/regulation-of-rhoa-rock-and-sustained-arterial-contraction-by-low-cytosolic-ca-2-levels-during-prolonged-depolarization-of-arterial-smooth-muscle
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Cristina Porras-González, Antonio Ordóñez, Antonio Castellano, Juan Ureña
The role of L-type Ca(2+) channels (LTCCs) and RhoA/Rho kinase (ROCK) on depolarization-induced sustained arterial contraction lasting several minutes is already known. However, in vivo, vascular smooth muscle cells can be depolarized for longer periods, inducing substantial inactivation of LTCCs and markedly reducing Ca(2+) influx into the myocytes. We have examined, in femoral arterial rings, the role of LTCCs and RhoA/ROCK during long-lasting depolarization. Our results reveal a new vasoreactive response after 20-30min of depolarization in 2...
May 16, 2017: Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522698/oligogalacturonic-acid-inhibits-vascular-calcification-by-two-mechanisms-inhibition-of-vascular-smooth-muscle-cell-osteogenic-conversion-and-interaction-with-collagen
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Ahmed Hodroge, Eric Trécherel, Marjorie Cornu, Walaa Darwiche, Ali Mansour, Katia Ait-Mohand, Thomas Verissimo, Cathy Gomila, Carole Schembri, Sophie Da Nascimento, Redouan Elboutachfaiti, Agnès Boullier, Emmanuel Lorne, Josiane Courtois, Emmanuel Petit, Sylvestre Toumieux, José Kovensky, Pascal Sonnet, Ziad A Massy, Saïd Kamel, Claire Rossi, Jérôme Ausseil
OBJECTIVE: Cardiovascular diseases constitute the leading cause of mortality worldwide. Calcification of the vessel wall is associated with cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in patients having many diseases, including diabetes mellitus, atherosclerosis, and chronic kidney disease. Vascular calcification is actively regulated by inductive and inhibitory mechanisms (including vascular smooth muscle cell adaptation) and results from an active osteogenic process. During the calcification process, extracellular vesicles (also known as matrix vesicles) released by vascular smooth muscle cells interact with type I collagen and then act as nucleating foci for calcium crystallization...
May 18, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511922/simultaneous-transseptal-para-ring-leak-closure-and-transcatheter-mitral-valve-implantation-for-the-treatment-of-surgical-mitral-repair-failure
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James Roy, Mehdi Eskandari, Mark Monaghan, Olaf Wendler, Jonathan Byrne, Philip MacCarthy
Repeat cardiac surgery in patients with a previous sternotomy is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. While transcatheter aortic valve implantation in high risk surgical patients is now well established, experience with transcatheter mitral valve replacement is still at an early stage. Although many successful reports of transcatheter mitral valve replacements now exist, the predominant approach has been via a transapical approach. It is likely that, as with the evolution of favoured access routes for transcatheter aortic therapies, future directions for transcatheter mitral valves will focus on smaller delivery systems favouring the transvenous transseptal approach where possible...
April 6, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510200/cambial-variations-of-piper-piperaceae-in-taiwan
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Sheng-Zehn Yang, Po-Hao Chen
BACKGROUND: Cambial variations in lianas of Piperaceae in Taiwan have not been studied previously. The stem anatomy of seven Piper species from Taiwan was examined to document cambial variations and better distinguish the species when leaves are absent. RESULTS: A key for the seven species is provided, based on the internal stem anatomy. The seven Piper species climb via adventitious roots, and in cross section, the stems were generally eccentric and oblate, although a transversely elliptic stem was found in P...
December 2017: Botanical Studies (Taipei, Taiwan)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505536/design-synthesis-molecular-docking-and-cytotoxic-evaluation-of-novel-2-furybenzimidazoles-as-vegfr-2-inhibitors
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Mona A Abdullaziz, Heba T Abdel-Mohsen, Ahmed M El Kerdawy, Fatma A F Ragab, Mamdouh M Ali, Sherifa M Abu-Bakr, Adel S Girgis, Hoda I El Diwani
Inhibition of angiogenesis through inhibition of vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2 (VEGFR-2) has been applied in cancer therapy because of its important role in promoting cancer growth and metastasis. In the presented study, a series of benzimidazol-furan hybrids was designed and synthesized through facile synthetic pathways. Evaluation of the synthesized compounds for their in vitro cytotoxic activity against breast (MCF-7) and hepatocellular (HepG2) carcinoma cell lines was performed. Two of the synthesized conjugates, 10b and 15, showed potent antiproliferative properties against MCF-7 cell line (IC50 = 21...
April 26, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503412/editorial-on-vascular-ring-diagnosis-and-management-notable-trends-over-25-years
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Jill J Savla, Paul M Weinberg
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Translational pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503149/vascular-kinin-b1-and-b2-receptors-determine-endothelial-dysfunction-through-neuronal-nitric-oxide-synthase
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Thássio R R Mesquita, Gianne P Campos-Mota, Virgínia S Lemos, Jader S Cruz, Itamar C G de Jesus, Enilton A Camargo, Jorge L Pesquero, João B Pesquero, Luciano Dos Santos A Capettini, Sandra Lauton-Santos
B1- and B2-kinin receptors are G protein-coupled receptors that play an important role in the vascular function. Therefore, the present study was designed to evaluate the participation of kinin receptors in the acetylcholine (ACh)-induced vascular relaxation, focusing on the protein-protein interaction involving kinin receptors with endothelial and neuronal nitric oxide synthases (eNOS and nNOS). Vascular reactivity, nitric oxide (NO·) and reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation, co-immunoprecipitation were assessed in thoracic aorta from male wild-type (WT), B1- (B1R(-/-)), B2- (B2R(-/-)) knockout mice...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501779/coenzyme-q10-improves-the-survival-mesenteric-perfusion-organs-and-vessel-functions-in-septic-rats
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Erdem Kamil Ozer, Mustafa Tugrul Goktas, Ibrahim Kilinc, Sultan Pehlivan, Hulagu Bariskaner, Ceyhan Ugurluoglu, Alper Bektas Iskit
BACKGROUND: Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a naturally occurring, lipid-soluble antioxidant and an essential electron carrier in the mitochondrial respiratory chain. In sepsis, CoQ10 deficiency induced by mitochondrial failure can lead to hypoxia, hypoperfusion, oxidative organ damage and finally death. We aimed to investigate the effects of CoQ10 on survival, mesenteric artery blood flow (MABF), vascular reactivity, oxidative and inflammatory injuries in cecal ligation and puncture (CLP)-induced sepsis...
May 11, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485485/structural-observations-and-biomechanical-measurements-of-clarinet-reeds-made-from-arundo-donax
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Masahiro Kawasaki, Tadashi Nobuchi, Yuta Nakafushi, Masateru Nose, Masateru Shibata, Peng Li, Makoto Shiojiri
Plant anatomy was examined for two clarinet reeds made out of Arundo donax by different means of microscopy: light microscopy, low-energy secondary electron scanning electron microscopy (SEM), backscattered electron SEM, and helium ion microscopy (HiM). The local indentation hardness HIT and Young's modulus EIT of different tissues on their cross sections were measured. A vascular bundle (Vb) (HIT  = 60-100 MPa, EIT  = 1,500-2,000 MPa) that includes soft tissues of phloem and xylem and a vascular bundle sheath (Bs) (HIT  = 300-500 MPa, EIT  = ∼7,000 MPa) form a pipe of the strong string along the longitudinal direction of the cane...
May 9, 2017: Microscopy Research and Technique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485078/tubular-open-porous-%C3%AE-tcp-plcl-scaffolds-as-guiding-structure-for-segmental-bone-defect-regeneration-in-a-novel-sheep-model
#16
Anne-Marie Pobloth, Hanna Schell, Ansgar Petersen, Katleen Beierlein, Christian Kleber, Katharina Schmidt-Bleek, Georg N Duda
Large segmental bone defect reconstruction with sufficient functional restoration is one of the most demanding challenges in orthopedic surgery. Available regenerative treatment options, as the vascularized bone graft transfer, the Masquelet technique or the Ilizarov distraction osteogenesis, are associated with specific indications and distinct limitations. As an alternative, a hollow cylindrical ceramic-polymer composite scaffold (beta-tricalcium phosphate and poly-lactid co-ε- caprolactone), facilitating a strong surface guiding effect for tissue ingrowth (group 1; n = 6) was investigated here...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480040/fty720-elevates-smooth-muscle-contraction-of-aorta-and-blood-pressure-in-rats-via-erk-activation
#17
Zhen Zhao, Jinxin Wang, Zhijun Huo, Zhiyong Wang, Qibing Mei
Sphingosine 1-phosphate (S1P) is an important signaling sphingolipid involved in the pathogenesis of various cardio cerebral vascular diseases such as ischemic stroke. In particular, the S1P mimetic FTY720 is protective for brain against ischemic conditions. However, whether and how FTY720 can modulate vascular tone and blood pressure remains to be determined. We showed that FTY720 (1 mg/kg) enhanced the contractile response of rat thoracic aortic rings induced by high potassium and phenylephrine, respectively...
June 2017: Pharmacology Research & Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479197/anti-atherosclerotic-activities-of-flavonoids-from-the-flowers-of-helichrysum-arenarium-l-moench-through-the-pathway-of-anti-inflammation
#18
Zhonghua Mao, Chunli Gan, Jiuxin Zhu, Nan Ma, Lijun Wu, Libo Wang, Xiaobo Wang
We have successfully established AS model using thoracic aortas vascular ring which evaluated by the morphological changes of blood vessels, the proliferation of VSMC, and the expression of inflammation factors VEGF, CRP, JNK2 and p38. This AS model has the advantages of low cost, convenient and short period of established time. Moreover, we investigated the anti-AS activities of 7 flavonoids Narirutin (1), Naringin (2), Eriodictyol (3), Luteolin (4), Galuteolin (5), Astragalin (6), Kaempferol (7) from flowers of Helichrysum arenarium L...
April 27, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470807/vascular-ring-unmasked
#19
Alya Ishak, Peter Le Souëf, André Schultz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465407/role-of-nrf2-signaling-in-the-regulation-of-vascular-bk-channel-beta-1-subunit-expression-and-bk-channel-function-in-high-fat-diet-induced-diabetic-mice
#20
Tong Lu, Xiaojing Sun, Yong Li, Qiang Chai, Xiao-Li Wang, Hon-Chi Lee
The large conductance Ca(2+)-activated K(+) (BK) channel β1 subunit (BK-β1) is a key modulator of BK channel electrophysiology and the downregulation of BK-β1 protein expression in vascular smooth muscle cells (SMCs) underlies diabetic vascular dysfunction. In this study, we hypothesized that the nuclear factor erythroid-2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) signaling pathway plays a significant role in the regulation of coronary BK channel function and vasodilation in high fat diet (HFD)-induced obese/diabetic mice...
May 2, 2017: Diabetes
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