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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453726/osteopontin-rna-aptamer-can-prevent-and-reverse-pressure-overload-induced-heart-failure
#1
Jihe Li, Keyvan Yousefi, Wen Ding, Jayanti Singh, Lina A Shehadeh
Aims: Cardiac myocyte hypertrophy, the main compensatory response to chronic stress in the heart often progresses to a state of decompensation that can lead to heart failure. Osteopontin (OPN) is an effector for extracellular signalling that induces myocyte growth and fibrosis. Although increased OPN activity has been observed in stressed myocytes and fibroblasts, the detailed and long term effects of blocking OPN signalling on the heart remain poorly defined. Targeting cardiac OPN protein by an RNA aptamer may be beneficial for tuning down OPN pathologic signalling...
May 1, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447731/vatalanib-a-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-decreases-hepatic-fibrosis-and-sinusoidal-capillarization-in-ccl4-induced-fibrotic-mice
#2
Ling-Jian Kong, Hao Li, Ya-Ju Du, Feng-Hua Pei, Ying Hu, Liao-Liao Zhao, Jing Chen
Among the various consequence arising from lung injury, hepatic fibrosis is the most severe. Decreasing the effects of hepatic fibrosis remains one of the primary therapeutic challenges in hepatology. Dysfunction of hepatic sinusoidal endothelial cells is considered to be one of the initial events that occur in liver injury. Vascular endothelial growth factor signaling is involved in the progression of genotype changes. The aim of the present study was to determine the effect of the tyrosine kinase inhibitor, vatalanib, on hepatic fibrosis and hepatic sinusoidal capillarization in a carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)‑induced mouse model of liver fibrosis...
March 15, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443020/bgp-15-protects-against-oxaliplatin-induced-skeletal-myopathy-and-mitochondrial-reactive-oxygen-species-production-in-mice
#3
James C Sorensen, Aaron C Petersen, Cara A Timpani, Dean G Campelj, Jordan Cook, Adam J Trewin, Vanesa Stojanovska, Mathew Stewart, Alan Hayes, Emma Rybalka
Chemotherapy is a leading intervention against cancer. Albeit highly effective, chemotherapy has a multitude of deleterious side-effects including skeletal muscle wasting and fatigue, which considerably reduces patient quality of life and survivability. As such, a defense against chemotherapy-induced skeletal muscle dysfunction is required. Here we investigate the effects of oxaliplatin (OXA) treatment in mice on the skeletal muscle and mitochondria, and the capacity for the Poly ADP-ribose polymerase (PARP) inhibitor, BGP-15, to ameliorate any pathological side-effects induced by OXA...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441050/comparison-of-platelet-function-and-viscoelastic-test-results-between-healthy-dogs-and-dogs-with-naturally-occurring-chronic-kidney-disease
#4
Alicia Dudley, Julie K Byron, Mary Jo Burkhard, Emma Warry, Julien Guillaumin
OBJECTIVE To compare platelet function and viscoelastic test results between healthy dogs and dogs with chronic kidney disease (CKD) to assess whether dogs with CKD have platelet dysfunction and altered blood coagulation. ANIMALS 10 healthy control dogs and 11 dogs with naturally occurring CKD. PROCEDURES Blood and urine were collected once from each dog for a CBC, serum biochemical analysis, urinalysis, and determination of the urine protein-to-creatinine ratio, prothrombin time, activated partial thromboplastin time, plasma fibrinogen concentration, and antithrombin activity...
May 2017: American Journal of Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430983/absence-of-endothelial-er%C3%AE-results-in-arterial-remodeling-and-decreased-stiffness-in-western-diet-fed-male-mice
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Camila Manrique-Acevedo, Francisco I Ramirez-Perez, Jaume Padilla, Victoria J Vieira-Potter, Annayya R Aroor, Brady J Barron, Dongqing Chen, Dominic Haertling, Cory Declue, James R Sowers, Luis A Martinez-Lemus
The role of estrogen receptor alpha (ERα) signaling in the vasculature of females has been described under different experimental conditions and our group recently reported that lack of endothelial ERα in female mice fed a Western diet (WD) results in amelioration of vascular stiffness. Conversely, the role of ERα in the male vasculature in this setting has not been explored. In conditions of over-nutrition and insulin resistance, augmented arterial stiffness, endothelial dysfunction and arterial remodeling contribute to the development of cardiovascular disease...
April 18, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426781/tauroursodeoxycholic-acid-tudca-attenuates-pressure-overload-induced-cardiac-remodeling-by-reducing-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress
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Shilpa Rani, Pradeep Kumar Sreenivasaiah, Jin Ock Kim, Mi Young Lee, Wan Seok Kang, Yong Sook Kim, Youngkeun Ahn, Woo Jin Park, Chunghee Cho, Do Han Kim
Pressure overload in the heart induces pathological hypertrophy and is associated with cardiac dysfunction. Apoptosis and fibrosis signaling initiated by the endoplasmic reticulum stress (ERS) is known to contribute to these maladaptive effects. The aim of this study was to investigate whether reduction of ERS by a known chemical chaperone, tauroursodeoxycholic acid (TUDCA) can attenuate pressure overload-induced cardiac remodeling in a mouse model of transverse aortic constriction (TAC). Oral administration of TUDCA at a dose of 300 mg/kg body weight (BW) in the TUDCA-TAC group reduced ERS markers (GRP78, p-PERK, and p-eIf2α), compared to the Vehicle (Veh)-TAC group...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424479/wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathway-a-major-player-in-the-injury-induced-fibrosis-and-dysfunction-of-the-external-anal-sphincter
#7
M Raj Rajasekaran, Sadhana Kanoo, Johnny Fu, Valmik Bhargava, Ravinder K Mittal
Wnt-β catenin is an important signaling pathway in the genesis of fibrosis in many organ systems. Our goal was to examine the role of Wnt pathway in the external anal sphincter (EAS) injury-related fibrosis and muscle dysfunction. New Zealand White female rabbits were subjected to surgical EAS myotomy and administered local injections of either a Wnt antagonist (sFRP-2; daily for 7 days) or saline. Anal canal pressure and EAS length-tension (L-T) were measured for 15 weeks after which the animals were sacrificed...
April 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421124/dahuang-fuzi-decoction-attenuates-renal-fibrosis-and-ameliorates-mitochondrial-dysfunction-in-chronic-aristolochic-acid-nephropathy
#8
Guang-Xing Shui, Dong Sang, Xun Yin, Yun Cai, Wei Sun
Objectives. The effects of the traditional formula Dahuang Fuzi Decoction (DFD) on chronic aristolochic acid nephropathy (AAN) in mice and its underlying mechanisms were studied. Methods. Mice were randomly divided into the following six groups: the control group, the model group (AAN), the saline-treated group (AAN + vehicle), the normal dose DFD-treated group (AAN + NDFD), the high dose DFD-treated group (AAN + HDFD), and the rosiglitazone treated group (AAN + Rosi). After treating for 8 weeks, 24 h urine and blood samples were collected and the mice sacrificed to study the biochemical parameters associated with renal function...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417342/adipose-tissue-derived-stem-cell-therapy-for-erectile-dysfunction-in-rats-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#9
REVIEW
Quan-Liang Hou, Meng-Ying Ge, Cheng-da Zhang, Dan-Dan Tian, Lian-Ke Wang, Hui-Zi Tian, Wen-Hua Wang, Wei-Dong Zhang
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to systematically assess the effect of adipose tissue-derived stem cell (ADSC) therapy and its influential factors on the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED) in rats. METHODS: Two authors independently searched for published studies through PubMed and EMBASE from study inception until August 31, 2016. A meta-analysis was used to combine the effect estimate from the published studies. A subgroup analysis was performed to identify the effect of some influential factors...
April 17, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416614/modeling-combined-immunosuppressive-and-anti-inflammatory-effects-of-dexamethasone-and-naproxen-in-rats-predicts-the-steroid-sparing-potential-of-naproxen
#10
Xiaonan Li, Debra C DuBois, Dawei Song, Richard R Almon, William J Jusko, Xijing Chen
Dexamethasone (DEX), a widely prescribed corticosteroid (CS), has long been the cornerstone for the treatment of inflammation and immunological dysfunctions in Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). The CS are frequently used in combination with other anti-rheumatic agents such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) to mitigate disease symptoms and minimize unwanted effects. The steroid dose-sparing potential of the NSAID naproxen (NPX) was explored with in vitro and in vivo studies...
April 17, 2017: Drug Metabolism and Disposition: the Biological Fate of Chemicals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413987/alzheimer-s-disease-like-early-phase-brain-pathogenesis-self-curing-amelioration-of-neurodegeneration-from-pro-inflammatory-wounding-to-anti-inflammatory-healing
#11
Jiang He, Tao Liao, Guo-Xin Zhong, Ji-Da Zhang, Yan-Ping Chen, Qi Wang, Qing-Ping Zeng
The etiological initiators of neuroinflammation remain inclusive, and effective interventions to block neurodegeneration are unavailable. Surprisingly, we found collagen II-combined complete Freund's adjuvant (CC) that usually induces rheumatoid arthritis (RA) also drives Alzheimer's disease (AD)-like neurodegeneration in mice. CC not only upregulates the cerebral pro-inflammatory cytokines including tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-α) and interleukin 8 (IL-8), but also downregulates the cerebral interleukin 10 (IL-10), an anti-inflammatory cytokine, and tyrosine hydroxylase (TH), a rate-limiting enzyme for biosynthesis of the anti-inflammatory neurotransmitter dopamine...
April 17, 2017: Current Alzheimer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405327/iron-overload-correlates-with-serum-liver-fibrotic-markers-and-liver-dysfunction-potential-new-methods-to-predict-iron-overload-related-liver-fibrosis-in-thalassemia-patients
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Man Wang, Rongrong Liu, Yuzhen Liang, Gaohui Yang, Yumei Huang, Chunlan Yu, Kaiqi Sun, Yongrong Lai, Yang Xia
BACKGROUND: Early detection of liver fibrosis in thalassemia patients and rapid initiation of treatment to interfere with its progression are extremely important. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to find a sensitive, easy-to-detect and noninvasive method other than liver biopsy for early detection of liver fibrosis in thalassemia patients. METHODS: A total of 244 Chinese Thalassemia patients with non-transfusion-dependent thalassemia (NTDT, n = 105) or thalassemia major (TM, n = 139) and 120 healthy individuals were recruited into the present study, and blood collagen type IV (C IV), precollagen type III (PIIINPC) and hyaluronic acid (HA), aspartate aminotransferase (AST), alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and ferritin were measured...
February 2017: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403507/endothelial-dysfunction-and-mechanobiology-in-pathological-cutaneous-scarring-lessons-learned-from-soft-tissue-fibrosis
#13
REVIEW
C Huang, L Liu, Z You, Y Zhao, J Dong, Y Du, R Ogawa
Hypertrophic scars/keloids are pathogenic scars that are characterized by collagen and fibroblast accumulation. The endothelia in the lesions are mechanosensitive and participate actively in the pathogenesis of these scars. The present review summarizes how endothelium responds to mechanical stimuli such as shear, stretch, and hydrostatic pressure. It also shows that in heart, liver, kidney, and lung fibrosis, endothelial dysfunctions (EDs) associate with changes in vascular tone, endothelial permeability, coagulation, and vasomodulation that result in inflammation, hypertension, and coagulation...
April 12, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400369/in-utero-particulate-matter-exposure-produces-heart-failure-electrical-remodeling-and-epigenetic-changes-at-adulthood
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Vineeta Tanwar, Matthew W Gorr, Markus Velten, Clayton M Eichenseer, Victor P Long, Ingrid M Bonilla, Vikram Shettigar, Mark T Ziolo, Jonathan P Davis, Stephen H Baine, Cynthia A Carnes, Loren E Wold
BACKGROUND: Particulate matter (PM; PM2.5 [PM with diameters of <2.5 μm]) exposure during development is strongly associated with adverse cardiovascular outcomes at adulthood. In the present study, we tested the hypothesis that in utero PM2.5 exposure alone could alter cardiac structure and function at adulthood. METHODS AND RESULTS: Female FVB mice were exposed either to filtered air or PM2.5 at an average concentration of 73.61 μg/m(3) for 6 h/day, 7 days/week throughout pregnancy...
April 11, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389765/sodium-butyrate-controls-cardiac-hypertrophy-in-experimental-models-of-rats
#15
Bhoomika M Patel
The aim of the present research was to study the effect of sodium butyrate (SB) on partial abdominal aorta constriction (PAAC)-induced cardiac hypertrophy and determine its mechanism of action. Healthy Wistar rats were exposed to PAAC for eight weeks. After eight weeks, we carried out hypertrophic and hemodynamic evaluation and measured oxidative stress parameters and mitochondrial DNA concentration. PAAC control animals exhibited cardiac hypertrophy, decreased hemodynamic functions and oxidative stress. Treatment with SB reduced hypertrophic indices, LV wall thickness, LV collagen levels, cardiomyocyte diameter, serum lipid levels and serum cardiac biomarkers...
April 7, 2017: Cardiovascular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385241/synthesis-of-macromolecular-mimics-of-small-leucine-rich-proteoglycans-with-a-poly-ethylene-glycol-core-and-chondroitin-sulphate-bristles
#16
Sumona Sarkar, Carli Moorehead, Katsiaryna Prudnikova, Caroline L Schauer, Lynn S Penn, Michele Marcolongo
Small leucine-rich proteoglycans (SLRPs) are a class of molecules prevalent in almost all tissues types and are thought to be responsible for collagen organization and macro-scale biological properties. However, when they are dysfunctional or degraded, severe pathological phenotypes are observed. Here we investigate macromolecular mimics to SLRPs using poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) as a core (replacing the protein core of natural SLRPs) and chondroitin sulphate (CS) bristle(s) in an end-on attachment (via epoxide-amine reactions), mimicking the physical structure of the natural SLRPs...
June 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373589/tissue-inhibitor-of-matrix-metalloproteinase-1-promotes-myocardial-fibrosis-by-mediating-cd63-integrin-%C3%AE-1-interaction
#17
Abhijit Takawale, Pu Zhang, Vaibhav B Patel, Xiuhua Wang, Gavin Oudit, Zamaneh Kassiri
Myocardial fibrosis is excess accumulation of the extracellular matrix fibrillar collagens. Fibrosis is a key feature of various cardiomyopathies and compromises cardiac systolic and diastolic performance. TIMP1 (tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase-1) is consistently upregulated in myocardial fibrosis and is used as a marker of fibrosis. However, it remains to be determined whether TIMP1 promotes tissue fibrosis by inhibiting extracellular matrix degradation by matrix metalloproteinases or via an matrix metalloproteinase-independent pathway...
April 3, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371893/tissue-transglutaminase-induction-in-the-pressure-overloaded-myocardium-regulates-matrix-remodeling
#18
Arti V Shinde, Marcin Dobaczewski, Judith J de Haan, Amit Saxena, Kang-Kon Lee, Ying Xia, Wei Chen, Ya Su, Waqas Hanif, Inderpreet Kaur Madahar, Victor M Paulino, Gerry Melino, Nikolaos G Frangogiannis
Aims: : Tissue transglutaminase (tTG) is induced in injured and remodeling tissues, and modulates cellular phenotype, while contributing to matrix cross-linking. Our study tested the hypothesis that tTG may be expressed in the pressure-overloaded myocardium, and may regulate cardiac function, myocardial fibrosis and chamber remodeling. Methods and results: In order to test the hypothesis, wildtype and tTG null mice were subjected to pressure overload induced through transverse aortic constriction...
March 28, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371863/hypercontractile-mutant-of-ventricular-myosin-essential-light-chain-leads-to-disruption-of-sarcomeric-structure-and-function-and-results-in-restrictive-cardiomyopathy-in-mice
#19
Chen-Ching Yuan, Katarzyna Kazmierczak, Jingsheng Liang, Rosemeire Kanashiro-Takeuchi, Thomas C Irving, Aldrin V Gomes, Yihua Wang, Thomas P Burghardt, Danuta Szczesna-Cordary
Aims: The E143K (Glu→Lys) mutation in the myosin essential light chain (ELC) has been associated with restrictive cardiomyopathy (RCM) in humans, but the mechanisms that underlie the development of defective cardiac function are unknown. Using transgenic E143K-RCM mice, we sought to determine the molecular and cellular triggers of E143K-induced heart remodeling. Methods and Results: The E143K-induced abnormalities in cardiac function and morphology observed by echocardiography and invasive hemodynamics were paralleled by augmented active and passive tension measured in skinned papillary muscle fibers compared with wild-type (WT)-generated force...
March 23, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371268/aging-of-the-skeletal-muscle-extracellular-matrix-drives-a-stem-cell-fibrogenic-conversion
#20
Kristen M Stearns-Reider, Antonio D'Amore, Kevin Beezhold, Benjamin Rothrauff, Loredana Cavalli, William R Wagner, David A Vorp, Alkiviadis Tsamis, Sunita Shinde, Changqing Zhang, Aaron Barchowsky, Thomas A Rando, Rocky S Tuan, Fabrisia Ambrosio
Age-related declines in skeletal muscle regeneration have been attributed to muscle stem cell (MuSC) dysfunction. Aged MuSCs display a fibrogenic conversion, leading to fibrosis and impaired recovery after injury. Although studies have demonstrated the influence of in vitro substrate characteristics on stem cell fate, whether and how aging of the extracellular matrix (ECM) affects stem cell behavior has not been investigated. Here, we investigated the direct effect of the aged muscle ECM on MuSC lineage specification...
March 30, 2017: Aging Cell
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