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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342809/identity-and-function-of-a-cardiac-mitochondrial-small-conductance-ca-2-activated-k-channel-splice-variant
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Meiying Yang, Amadou K S Camara, Mohammed Aldakkak, Wai-Meng Kwok, David F Stowe
We provide evidence for location and function of a small conductance, Ca(2+)-activated K(+) (SKCa) channel isoform 3 (SK3) in mitochondria (m) of guinea pig, rat and human ventricular myocytes. SKCa agonists protected isolated hearts and mitochondria against ischemia/reperfusion (IR) injury; SKCa antagonists worsened IR injury. Intravenous infusion of a SKCa channel agonist/antagonist, respectively, in intact rats was effective in reducing/enhancing regional infarct size induced by coronary artery occlusion...
March 22, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336372/doxorubicin-targets-multiple-players-a-new-view-of-an-old-problem
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Donato Cappetta, Francesca Rossi, Elena Piegari, Federico Quaini, Liberato Berrino, Konrad Urbanek, Antonella De Angelis
Anthracycline cardiotoxicity remains a serious problem in paediatric and adult cancer survivors, and the advancement of cardio-oncology is a necessary step for an effective care of the patients that experience adverse cardiovascular effects. In this review, we discuss the multiple instruments used by clinicians that constitute the current strategies for primary and secondary prevention aiming at contrasting the onset of early and late doxorubicin-induced cardiotoxic events. The importance of early detection of cardiotoxicity and the following pharmacological therapy has been acknowledged with the emphasis put on impaired diastolic function, an increasingly recognized precocious sign of doxorubicin cardiotoxicity with an emerging scientific and clinical interest...
March 20, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336343/viral-delivered-gene-therapy-to-treat-catecholamine-dependent-polymorphic-ventricular-tachycardia-cpvt2-in-mouse-models
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Efrat Kurtzwald-Josefson, Dor Yadin, Shiraz Harun-Khun, Maayan Waldman, Dan Aravot, Asher Shainberg, Michael Eldar, Edith Hochhauser, Michael Arad
BACKGROUND: The recessive form of catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT2) is caused by mutations in cardiac calsequestrin (CASQ2), leading to protein defficiency. OBJECTIVE: To develop a viral-delivered gene therapy for CPVT2 and determine the relationship between CASQ2 expression and the antiarrhythmic efficacy in a murine model. METHODS: We used a murine model of CPVT2 caused by the D307H human mutation (CASQ2(D307H)) or CASQ2 knock-out (CASQ2(Δ/Δ))...
March 20, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329376/comparison-of-the-prognostic-value-of-negative-non-invasive-cardiac-investigations-in-patients-with-suspected-or-known-coronary-artery-disease-a-meta-analysis
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Martijn W Smulders, Caroline Jaarsma, Patricia J Nelemans, Sebastiaan C A M Bekkers, Jan Bucerius, Tim Leiner, Harry J G M Crijns, Joachim E Wildberger, Simon Schalla
Aims: To compare the prognostic value of negative non-invasive cardiac investigations (coronary computed tomographic angiography [CCTA], cardiovascular magnetic resonance [CMR], exercise electrocardiographic testing [EET], positron emission tomography [PET], stress-echocardiography [SE], and single-photon emission tomography [SPECT]) in patients with suspected or known coronary artery disease (CAD) and to explore the effect of adjustment for population event risk and presence of CAD. Methods and results: MEDLINE/PubMed database, EMBASE and Cochrane Library were searched from January-1990 to April-2015 for studies reporting annual event rates (AER) of myocardial infarction (MI) and cardiac death...
February 27, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322600/renal-mitochondrial-response-to-low-temperature-in-non-hibernating-and-hibernating-species
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George J Dugbartey, Maarten C Hardenberg, Wendelinde F Kok, Ate Boerema, Hannah V Carey, James Staples, Robert H Henning, Hjalmar Bouma
SIGNIFICANCE: Therapeutic hypothermia is commonly applied to limit ischemic injury in organ transplantation, during cardiac and brain surgery and after cardiopulmonary resuscitation. In these procedures, the kidneys are particularly at risk for ischemia/reperfusion injury (IRI), likely due to their high rate of metabolism. Although hypothermia mitigates ischemic kidney injury, it is not a panacea. Residual mitochondrial failure is thought to be a key event triggering loss of cellular homeostasis, and potentially cell death...
March 21, 2017: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316113/the-utility-of-exercise-testing-in-risk-stratification-of-asymptomatic-patients-with-type-1-brugada-pattern
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Muthiah Subramanian, Mukund A Prabhu, M S Harikrishnan, Saritha S Shekhar, Praveen G Pai, K U Natarajan
INTRODUCTION: Risk stratification of asymptomatic patients with a Brugada type 1 ECG pattern remains an unresolved clinical conundrum. In contrast to provocative pharmacological testing in Brugada syndrome, there is limited data on the role of exercise stress testing as a risk stratification modality. The objective of this study was to evaluate the utility of exercise testing in asymptomatic patients with type 1 Brugada pattern to prognosticate major arrhythmic events(MAE) during follow-up...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316086/cardiac-fibrosis-in-the-ageing-heart-contributors-and-mechanisms
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Lu Lu, Jingbin Guo, Yue Hua, Kevin Huang, Ruth Magaye, Jake Cornell, Darren J Kelly, Christopher Reid, Danny Liew, Yingchun Zhou, Aihua Chen, Wei Xiao, Qiang Fu, Bing Hui Wang
Cardiac fibrosis refers to an excessive deposition of extracellular matrix (ECM) in cardiac tissue. Fibrotic tissue is stiffer and less compliant, resulting in subsequent cardiac dysfunction and heart failure. Cardiac fibrosis in the ageing heart may involve activation of fibrogenic signalling and inhibition of anti-fibrotic signalling, leading to an imbalance of ECM turnover. Excessive accumulation of ECM such as collagen in older patients contributes to progressive ventricular dysfunction. Overexpression of collagen is derived from various sources, including higher levels of fibrogenic growth factors, proliferation of fibroblasts and cellular trans-differentiation...
March 18, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306174/the-cardiac-l-type-calcium-channel-alpha-subunit-is-a-target-for-direct-redox-modification-during-oxidative-stress-the-role-of-cysteine-residues-in-the-alpha-interacting-domain
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Padmapriya Muralidharan, Henrietta Cserne Szappanos, Evan Ingley, Livia C Hool
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the Western world. The incidence of cardiovascular disease is predicted to further rise with the increase in obesity and diabetes and with the ageing population. Even though the survival rate from ischemic heart disease has improved over the past 30 years, many patients progress to a chronic pathological condition, known as cardiac hypertrophy that is associated with an increase in morbidity and mortality. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) and calcium play an essential role in mediating cardiac hypertrophy...
March 17, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300845/digoxin-induced-retinal-degeneration-depends-on-rhodopsin
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Britta Landfried, Marijana Samardzija, Maya Barben, Christian Schori, Katrin Klee, Federica Storti, Christian Grimm
Na,K-ATPases are energy consuming ion pumps that are required for maintaining ion homeostasis in most cells. In the retina, Na,K-ATPases are especially important to sustain the dark current in photoreceptor cells needed for rapid hyperpolarization of rods and cones in light. Cardiac glycosides like digoxin inhibit the activity of Na,K-ATPases by targeting their catalytic alpha subunits. This leads to a disturbed ion balance, which can affect cellular function and survival. Here we show that the treatment of wild-type mice with digoxin leads to severe retinal degeneration and loss of vision...
March 16, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300155/volume-sensitive-outwardly-rectifying-chloride-channel-blockers-protect-against-high-glucose-induced-apoptosis-of-cardiomyocytes-via-autophagy-activation
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Lin Wang, Mingzhi Shen, Xiaowang Guo, Bo Wang, Yuesheng Xia, Ning Wang, Qian Zhang, Lintao Jia, Xiaoming Wang
Hyperglycemia is a well-characterized contributing factor for cardiac dysfunction and heart failure among diabetic patients. Apoptosis of cardiomyocytes plays a major role during the onset and pathogenesis of diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM). Nonetheless, the molecular machinery underlying hyperglycemia-induced cardiac damage and cell death remains elusive. In the present study, we found that chloride channel blockers, 4,4'-diisothiocya-natostilbene-2,2'- disulfonic acid (DIDS) and 4-(2-butyl-6,7-dichlor-2-cyclopentyl-indan-1-on-5-yl) oxybutyric acid (DCPIB), inhibited high glucose-activated volume-sensitive outwardly rectifying (VSOR) Cl(-) channel and improved the viability of cardiomyocytes...
March 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290782/prognostic-value-of-combined-ct-angiography-and-myocardial-perfusion-imaging-versus-invasive-coronary-angiography-and-nuclear-stress-perfusion-imaging-in-the-prediction-of-major-adverse-cardiovascular-events-the-core320-multicenter-study
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Marcus Y Chen, Carlos E Rochitte, Armin Arbab-Zadeh, Marc Dewey, Richard T George, Julie M Miller, Hiroyuki Niinuma, Kunihiro Yoshioka, Kakuya Kitagawa, Hajime Sakuma, Roger Laham, Andrea L Vavere, Rodrigo J Cerci, Vishal C Mehra, Cesar Nomura, Klaus F Kofoed, Masahiro Jinzaki, Sachio Kuribayashi, Arthur J Scholte, Michael Laule, Swee Yaw Tan, John Hoe, Narinder Paul, Frank J Rybicki, Jeffrey A Brinker, Andrew E Arai, Matthew B Matheson, Christopher Cox, Melvin E Clouse, Marcelo F Di Carli, João A C Lima
Purpose To compare the prognostic importance (time to major adverse cardiovascular event [MACE]) of combined computed tomography (CT) angiography and CT myocardial stress perfusion imaging with that of combined invasive coronary angiography (ICA) and stress single photon emission CT myocardial perfusion imaging. Materials and Methods This study was approved by all institutional review boards, and written informed consent was obtained. Between November 2009 and July 2011, 381 participants clinically referred for ICA and aged 45-85 years were enrolled in the Combined Noninvasive Coronary Angiography and Myocardial Perfusion Imaging Using 320-Detector Row Computed Tomography (CORE320) prospective multicenter diagnostic study...
March 14, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288636/the-effect-of-a-smartphone-based-coronary-heart-disease-prevention-sbchdp-programme-on-awareness-and-knowledge-of-chd-stress-and-cardiac-related-lifestyle-behaviours-among-the-working-population-in-singapore-a-pilot-randomised-controlled-trial
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Hui Zhang, Ying Jiang, Hoang D Nguyen, Danny Chiang Choon Poo, Wenru Wang
BACKGROUND: Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the most prevalent type of cardiac disease among adults worldwide, including those in Singapore. Most of its risk factors, such as smoking, physical inactivity and high blood pressure, are preventable. mHealth has improved in the last decade, showing promising results in chronic disease prevention and health promotion worldwide. Our aim was to develop and examine the effect of a 4-week Smartphone-Based Coronary Heart Disease Prevention (SBCHDP) programme in improving awareness and knowledge of CHD, perceived stress as well as cardiac-related lifestyle behaviours in the working population of Singapore...
March 14, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287141/myricitrin-alleviates-oxidative-stress-induced-inflammation-and-apoptosis-and-protects-mice-against-diabetic-cardiomyopathy
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Bin Zhang, Qiang Shen, Yaping Chen, Ruile Pan, Shihuan Kuang, Guiyan Liu, Guibo Sun, Xiaobo Sun
Diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM) has been increasingly considered as a main cause of heart failure and death in diabetic patients. At present, no effective treatment exists to prevent its development. In the present study, we describe the potential protective effects and mechanisms of myricitrin (Myr) on the cardiac function of streptozotosin-induced diabetic mice and on advanced glycation end products (AGEs)-induced H9c2 cardiomyocytes. In vitro experiments revealed that pretreatment with Myr significantly decreased AGEs-induced inflammatory cytokine expression, limited an increase in ROS levels, and reduced cell apoptosis, fibrosis, and hypertrophy in H9c2 cells...
March 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273598/endosulfan-induces-cell-dysfunction-through-cycle-arrest-resulting-from-dna-damage-and-dna-damage-response-signaling-pathways
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Jialiu Wei, Lianshuang Zhang, Lihua Ren, Jin Zhang, Jianhui Liu, Junchao Duan, Yang Yu, Yanbo Li, Cheng Peng, Xianqing Zhou, Zhiwei Sun
Our previous study showed that endosulfan increases the risk of cardiovascular disease. To identify toxic mechanism of endosulfan, we conducted an animal study for which 32 male Wistar rats were randomly and equally divided into four groups: Control group (corn oil only) and three treatment groups (1, 5 and 10mgkg(-1)·d(-1)). The results showed that exposure to endosulfan resulted in injury of cardiac tissue with impaired mitochondria integrity and elevated 8-OHdG expression in myocardial cells. Moreover, endosulfan increased the expressions of Fas, FasL, Caspase-8, Cleaved Caspase-8, Caspase-3 and Cleaved Caspase-3 in cardiac tissue...
March 5, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271403/combination-treatment-with-methylene-blue-and-hypothermia-in-global-cerebral-ischemia
#15
Lei Li, Rongli Yang, Pingjing Li, Hailong Lu, Jingbo Hao, Liyan Li, Donovan Tucker, Quanguang Zhang
Therapeutic hypothermia (TH) is the most potent therapeutic strategy for global cerebral ischemia (GCI), usually induced by cardiac arrest. TH has been shown both to suppress the delayed neuronal cell death in the vulnerable hippocampal CA1 subregion and to improve neurological outcomes in experimental animals after GCI. However, given the multiple adverse effects resulting from TH, application of such a therapy is typically limited. In recent years, methylene blue (MB) has emerged as a potential therapeutic drug for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases...
March 7, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271382/maximal-tachycardia-and-high-cardiac-strain-during-night-shifts-of-emergency-physicians
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Frédéric Dutheil, Fouad Marhar, Gil Boudet, Christophe Perrier, Geraldine Naughton, Alain Chamoux, Pascal Huguet, Martial Mermillod, Foued Saâdaoui, Farès Moustafa, Jeannot Schmidt
PURPOSE: To compare tachycardia and cardiac strain between 24-hour shifts (24hS) and 14-hour night shifts (14hS) in emergency physicians (EPs), and to investigate key factors influencing tachycardia and cardiac strain. METHODS: We monitored heart rate (HR) with Holter-ECG in a shift-randomized trial comparing a 24hS, a 14hS, and a control day, within a potential for 19 EPs. We also measured 24-h HR the third day (D3) after both shifts. We measured perceived stress by visual analog scale and the number of life-and-death emergencies...
March 7, 2017: International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266127/mitochondrial-pkc-%C3%AE%C2%B5-deficiency-promotes-i-r-mediated-myocardial-injury-via-gsk3%C3%AE-dependent-mitochondrial-permeability-transition-pore-opening
#17
Shijun Wang, Feng Zhang, Gang Zhao, Yong Cheng, Ting Wu, Bing Wu, You-En Zhang
Mitochondrial fission is critically involved in cardiomyocyte apoptosis, which has been considered as one of the leading causes of ischaemia/reperfusion (I/R)-induced myocardial injury. In our previous works, we demonstrate that aldehyde dehydrogenase-2 (ALDH2) deficiency aggravates cardiomyocyte apoptosis and cardiac dysfunction. The aim of this study was to elucidate whether ALDH2 deficiency promotes mitochondrial injury and cardiomyocyte death in response to I/R stress and the underlying mechanism. I/R injury was induced by aortic cross-clamping for 45 min...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265179/n-acetylcysteine-attenuates-diabetic-myocardial-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-through-inhibiting-excessive-autophagy
#18
Sheng Wang, Chunyan Wang, Fuxia Yan, Tingting Wang, Yi He, Haobo Li, Zhengyuan Xia, Zhongjun Zhang
Background. Excessive autophagy is a major mechanism of myocardial ischemia reperfusion injury (I/RI) in diabetes with enhanced oxidative stress. Antioxidant N-acetylcysteine (NAC) reduces myocardial I/RI. It is unknown if inhibition of autophagy may represent a mechanism whereby NAC confers cardioprotection in diabetes. Methods and Results. Diabetes was induced in Sprague-Dawley rats with streptozotocin and they were treated without or with NAC (1.5 g/kg/day) for four weeks before being subjected to 30-minute coronary occlusion and 2-hour reperfusion...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263233/cardiotoxic-arrhythmogenic-effects-of-1-1-difluoroethane-due-to-electrolyte-imbalance-and-cardiomyocyte-damage
#19
Kaushal Joshi, Michael Barletta, John Wurpel
Inhalant abuse is the intentional inhalation of chemical vapors to attain euphoric effects. Many common household products are abused by inhalation and one is 1,1-difluoroethane (DFE), which is a halogenated hydrocarbon used in refrigeration, dust-off spray, and airbrush painting. Although many human DFE abuse cases have been studied, the etiology and mechanism of sudden death is still unknown. In this study, an animal model was used to simulate the human conditions of DFE inhalation abuse that results in sudden death...
March 3, 2017: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261787/signalling-mechanisms-underlying-doxorubicin-and-nox2-nadph-oxidase-induced-cardiomyopathy-involvement-of-mitofusin-2
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Declan McLaughlin, Youyou Zhao, Karla M O'Neill, Kevin S Edgar, Philip D Dunne, Anna M Kearney, David J Grieve, Barbara J McDermott
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The anthracycline doxorubicin (DOX), although successful as a first-line cancer treatment, induces cardiotoxicity linked with increased production of myocardial reactive oxygen species (ROS), with Nox2 NADPH oxidase-derived superoxide reported to play a key role. The aim of this study was to identify novel mechanisms underlying development of cardiac remodelling/dysfunction further to DOX-stimulated Nox2 activation. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Nox2(-/-) and wild-type (WT) littermate mice were administered DOX (12mg/kg over 3 weeks) prior to study at 4 weeks...
March 6, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
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