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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932512/atf6-decreases-myocardial-ischemia-reperfusion-damage-and-links-er-stress-and-oxidative-stress-signaling-pathways-in-the-heart
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Jung-Kang Jin, Erik A Blackwood, Khalid M Azizi, Donna J Thuerauf, Asal G Fahem, Christoph Hofmann, Randal J Kaufman, Shirin Doroudgar, Christopher C Glembotski
RATIONALE: ER stress causes accumulation of misfolded proteins in the ER, activating the transcription factor, ATF6, which induces ER stress response genes. Myocardial ischemia induces the ER stress response; however, neither the function of this response nor whether it is mediated by ATF6 is known. OBJECTIVE: Here, we examined the effects of blocking the ATF6-mediated ER stress response on ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) in cardiac myocytes and mouse hearts. METHODS AND RESULTS: Knockdown of ATF6 in cardiac myocytes subjected to I/R increased ROS and necrotic cell death, which were mitigated by ATF6 overexpression...
December 8, 2016: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932425/scn2b-deletion-in-mice-results-in-ventricular-and-atrial-arrhythmias
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Yangyang Bao, B Cicero Willis, Chad R Frasier, Luis F Lopez-Santiago, Xianming Lin, Roberto Ramos-Mondragón, David S Auerbach, Chunling Chen, Zhenxun Wang, Justus Anumonwo, Héctor H Valdivia, Mario Delmar, José Jalife, Lori L Isom
BACKGROUND: Mutations in SCN2B, encoding voltage-gated sodium channel β2-subunits, are associated with human cardiac arrhythmias, including atrial fibrillation and Brugada syndrome. Because of this, we propose that β2-subunits play critical roles in the establishment or maintenance of normal cardiac electric activity in vivo. METHODS AND RESULTS: To understand the pathophysiological roles of β2 in the heart, we investigated the cardiac phenotype of Scn2b null mice...
December 2016: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931027/anthracycline-induced-cardiotoxicity-in-young-cancer-patients-the-role-of-carnitine
#3
Saro H Armenian
While the increased rates of survival in childhood cancers have increased progressively in recent decades, many childhood cancer survivors will have at least one chronic health condition within 40 years of age. In this regard, cardiovascular complications have emerged as a leading cause of long-term morbidity and mortality in long-term survivors of childhood cancer, likely due to exposure to anthracycline chemotherapy, and outcomes in patients with anthracycline-related cardiomyopathy remain poor. Some progress has been made in understanding the mechanisms at the basis of anthracycline-related cardiomyopathy, which appear to involve generation of reactive oxygen species, leading to mitochondrial dysfunction, followed by myocyte apoptosis and maladaptive left ventricular remodeling...
December 9, 2016: Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930666/development-of-pet-imaging-to-visualize-activated-macrophages-accumulated-in-the-transplanted-ipsc-derived-cardiac-myocytes-of-allogeneic-origin-for-detecting-the-immune-rejection-of-allogeneic-cell-transplants-in-mice
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Noriyuki Kashiyama, Shigeru Miyagawa, Satsuki Fukushima, Takuji Kawamura, Ai Kawamura, Shohei Yoshida, Akima Harada, Tadashi Watabe, Yasukazu Kanai, Koichi Toda, Jun Hatazawa, Yoshiki Sawa
Allogeneic transplantation (Tx) of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) is a promising tissue regeneration therapy. However, this inevitably induces macrophage-mediated immune response against the graft, limiting its therapeutic efficacy. Monitoring the magnitude of the immune response using imaging tools would be useful for prolonging graft survival and increasing the therapy longevity. Minimally invasive quantitative detection of activated macrophages by medical imaging technologies such as positron emission tomography (PET) imaging targets translocator protein (TSPO), which is highly expressed on mitochondrial membrane, especially in activated macrophage...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930302/electrotonic-coupling-of-excitable-and-nonexcitable-cells-in-the-heart-revealed-by-optogenetics
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T Alexander Quinn, Patrizia Camelliti, Eva A Rog-Zielinska, Urszula Siedlecka, Tommaso Poggioli, Eileen T O'Toole, Thomas Knöpfel, Peter Kohl
Electrophysiological studies of excitable organs usually focus on action potential (AP)-generating cells, whereas nonexcitable cells are generally considered as barriers to electrical conduction. Whether nonexcitable cells may modulate excitable cell function or even contribute to AP conduction via direct electrotonic coupling to AP-generating cells is unresolved in the heart: such coupling is present in vitro, but conclusive evidence in situ is lacking. We used genetically encoded voltage-sensitive fluorescent protein 2...
December 7, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929137/inhibition-of-pkr-protects-against-h2o2-induced-injury-on-neonatal-cardiac-myocytes-by-attenuating-apoptosis-and-inflammation
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Yongyi Wang, Min Men, Bo Xie, Jianggui Shan, Chengxi Wang, Jidong Liu, Hui Zheng, Wengang Yang, Song Xue, Changfa Guo
Reactive oxygenation species (ROS) generated from reperfusion results in cardiac injury through apoptosis and inflammation, while PKR has the ability to promote apoptosis and inflammation. The aim of the study was to investigate whether PKR is involved in hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) induced neonatal cardiac myocytes (NCM) injury. In our study, NCM, when exposed to H2O2, resulted in persistent activation of PKR due to NCM endogenous RNA. Inhibition of PKR by 2-aminopurine (2-AP) or siRNA protected against H2O2 induced apoptosis and injury...
December 8, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926853/a-dynamical-threshold-for-cardiac-delayed-afterdepolarization-mediated-triggered-activity
#7
Michael B Liu, Christopher Y Ko, Zhen Song, Alan Garfinkel, James N Weiss, Zhilin Qu
Ventricular myocytes are excitable cells whose voltage threshold for action potential (AP) excitation is ∼-60 mV at which INa is activated to give rise to a fast upstroke. Therefore, for a short stimulus pulse to elicit an AP, a stronger stimulus is needed if the resting potential lies further away from the INa threshold, such as in hypokalemia. However, for an AP elicited by a long duration stimulus or a diastolic spontaneous calcium release, we observed that the stimulus needed was lower in hypokalemia than in normokalemia in both computer simulations and experiments of rabbit ventricular myocytes...
December 6, 2016: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924067/chronic-intermittent-hypoxia-induces-cardiac-inflammation-and-dysfunction-in-a-rat-obstructive-sleep-apnea-model
#8
Qin Wei, Yeping Bian, Fuchao Yu, Qiang Zhang, Guanghao Zhang, Yang Li, Songsong Song, Xiaomei Ren, Jiayi Tong
Chronic intermittent hypoxia is considered to play an important role in cardiovascular pathogenesis during the development of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). We used a well-described OSA rat model induced with simultaneous intermittent hypoxia. Male Sprague Dawley rats were individually placed into plexiglass chambers with air pressure and components were electronically controlled. The rats were exposed to intermittent hypoxia 8 hours daily for 5 weeks. The changes of cardiac structure and function were examined by ultrasound...
November 2016: Journal of Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922120/regulation-of-human-cardiac-potassium-channels-by-full-length-kcne3-and-kcne4
#9
Geoffrey W Abbott
Voltage-gated potassium (Kv) channels comprise pore-forming α subunits and a multiplicity of regulatory proteins, including the cardiac-expressed and cardiac arrhythmia-linked transmembrane KCNE subunits. After recently uncovering novel, N-terminally extended (L) KCNE3 and KCNE4 isoforms and detecting their transcripts in human atrium, reported here are their functional effects on human cardiac Kv channel α subunits expressed in Xenopus laevis oocytes. As previously reported for short isoforms KCNE3S and KCNE4S, KCNE3L inhibited hERG; KCNE4L inhibited Kv1...
December 6, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915058/larger-rate-dependence-of-late-sodium-current-in-cardiac-purkinje-cells-a-potential-link-to-arrhythmogenesis
#10
Wei Li, Ying Yu, Jian-Wen Hou, Zhi-Wen Zhou, Kai Guo, Peng-Pai Zhang, Zhi-Quan Wang, Jian-Hua Yan, Jian Sun, Qing Zhou, Yue-Peng Wang, Yi-Gang Li
BACKGROUND: Purkinje cells (PCs) have steeper rate-dependence of repolarization and are more susceptible to arrhythmic activity than ventricular myocytes (VMs). Late sodium current (INaL) is rate-dependent and contributes to rate-dependence of repolarization. OBJECTIVE: This study sought to test our hypothesis that PCs have larger rate-dependence of INaL, contributing to their steeper rate-dependence of repolarization and higher susceptibility to arrhythmic activity than VMs...
November 30, 2016: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915047/physical-and-functional-interaction-of-snapin-with-cav1-3-calcium-channel-impacts-channel-protein-trafficking-in-atrial-myocytes
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Xiao-Li Sun, Ju-Fang Yuan, Tao Jin, Xiao-Qing Cheng, Qiang Wang, Jia Guo, Wei Zhang, Yin Zhang, Ling Lu, Zhao Zhang
The L-type Ca(2+) channel (LTCC) Cav1.3 plays a critical role in generating electrical activity in atrial myocytes and cardiac pacemaker cells. However, the molecular and functional basis of Cav1.3 modulation in atrial myocytes has not yet been fully understood. By using the yeast two-hybrid system (Y2H), a Cav1.3-associated protein was screened, which was identified as Snapin. Physical interaction and co-localization between Snapin and Cav1.3 were then confirmed in both the heterologous expression system and mouse atrial myocytes...
December 1, 2016: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910057/molecular-cardiac-surgery-with-recirculating-delivery-mcard-procedure-and-vector-transfer
#12
Michael G Katz, Anthony S Fargnoli, Andrew P Kendle, Charles R Bridges
Despite progress in clinical treatment, cardiovascular diseases are still the leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Therefore, novel therapeutic approaches are needed, targeting the underlying molecular mechanisms of disease with improved outcomes for patients. Gene therapy is one of the most promising fields for the development of new treatments for the advanced stages of cardiovascular diseases. The establishment of clinically relevant methods of gene transfer remains one of the principal limitations on the effectiveness of gene therapy...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908250/hypoglycemia-and-cardiac-arrhythmia-mechanisms-evidence-base-and-current-recommendations
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Sitara Gulrukh Khan, Mohammed Shahriar Huda
BACKGROUND: With the use of intensive insulin therapy and insulin secretagogues to optimize glycemic control in diabetes, hypoglycemia continues to present a clinical challenge. Hypoglycemia has been implicated in nocturnal sudden death in type 1 diabetes, and the mechanism underlying this is postulated to be cardiac arrhythmia. OBJECTIVE: This article reviews the evidence surrounding hypoglycemia and cardiac arrhythmia. METHODS: A structured search of the Pubmed bibliographic database was undertaken, and relevant peer-reviewed articles on the topic were included in the review...
December 1, 2016: Current Diabetes Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907007/exploring-regulatory-mechanisms-of-atrial-myocyte-hypertrophy-of-mitral-regurgitation-through-gene-expression-profiling-analysis-role-of-nfat-in-cardiac-hypertrophy
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Tzu-Hao Chang, Mien-Cheng Chen, Jen-Ping Chang, Hsien-Da Huang, Wan-Chun Ho, Yu-Sheng Lin, Kuo-Li Pan, Yao-Kuang Huang, Wen-Hao Liu, Chia-Chen Wu
BACKGROUND: Left atrial enlargement in mitral regurgitation (MR) predicts a poor prognosis. The regulatory mechanisms of atrial myocyte hypertrophy of MR patients remain unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: This study comprised 14 patients with MR, 7 patients with aortic valve disease (AVD), and 6 purchased samples from normal subjects (NC). We used microarrays, enrichment analysis and quantitative RT-PCR to study the gene expression profiles in the left atria. Microarray results showed that 112 genes were differentially up-regulated and 132 genes were differentially down-regulated in the left atria between MR patients and NC...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903582/threshold-levels-of-extracellular-l-arginine-that-trigger-nos-mediated-ros-rns-production-in-cardiac-ventricular-myocytes
#15
Jayalakshmi Ramachandran, R Daniel Peluffo
L-arginine (L-Arg) is the substrate for nitric oxide synthase (NOS) to produce nitric oxide (NO), a signaling molecule that is key in cardiovascular physiology and pathology. In cardiac myocytes, L-Arg is incorporated from the circulation through the functioning of system-y(+) cationic amino acid transporters. Depletion of L-Arg leads to NOS uncoupling, with O2 rather than L-Arg as terminal electron acceptor, resulting in superoxide formation. The reactive oxygen species (ROS) superoxide (O2•(-)), combined with NO, may lead to the production of the reactive nitrogen species (RNS) peroxynitrite (ONOO-), which is recognized as a major contributor to myocardial depression...
November 30, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903458/cardiac-arrest-among-patients-with-infections-causes-clinical-practice-and-research-implications
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Davide Leoni, Jordi Rello
The incidence of sepsis is increasing, and the condition is now the leading cause of death in general intensive care units (ICUs). Our review failed to identify studies of the causes of cardiac arrest among infected patients, even though non-cardiac causes represent 15% of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests and though one-third of events have positive blood cultures. Sudden cardiac arrest is the result of local damage to the heart and of the impact of systemic and pulmonary conditions on cardiac performance, and its danger is underestimated...
November 26, 2016: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902841/dynamical-effects-of-calcium-sensitive-potassium-currents-on-voltage-and-calcium-alternans
#17
Matthew Kennedy, Donald M Bers, Nipavan Chiamvimonvat, Daisuke Sato
Cardiac alternans is a precursor to life-threatening arrhythmias. Alternans can be caused by instability of the membrane voltage (Vm ), instability of the intracellular Ca (Cai ) cycling, or both. Vm dynamics and Cai dynamics are coupled via Ca-sensitive currents. In cardiac myocytes, there are several Ca-sensitive potassium (K) currents such as the slowly activating delayed rectifier current (IKs ) and the small conductance Ca-activated potassium (SK) current (ISK ). However, the role of these currents in the development of arrhythmias is not well understood...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895596/reciprocal-modulation-of-ik1-ina-extends-excitability-in-cardiac-ventricular-cells
#18
Anthony Varghese
The inwardly rectifying potassium current (IK1) and the fast inward sodium current (INa) are reciprocally modulated in mammalian ventricular myocytes. An increase in the expression of channels responsible for one of these two currents results in a corresponding increase in expression of the other. These currents are critical in the propagation of action potentials (AP) during the normal functioning of the heart. This study identifies a physiological role for IK1-INa reciprocal modulation in ventricular fiber activation thresholds and conduction...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886183/fingolimod-therapeutic-mechanisms-and-ocular-adverse-effects
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REVIEW
P Mandal, A Gupta, W Fusi-Rubiano, P A Keane, Y Yang
Fingolimod is an oral immunomodulating drug used in the management of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). We aim to review the published literature on ocular manifestations of fingolimod therapy and their possible underlying mechanisms. The therapeutic effects of fingolimod are mediated via sphingosine receptors, which are found ubiquitously in various organs, including lymphoid cells, central nervous system, cardiac myocytes, and smooth muscle cells. Fingolimod-associated macular oedema (FAME) is the most common ocular side effect but retinal haemorrhages and retinal vein occlusion can occur...
November 25, 2016: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884956/regional-effects-of-streptozotocin-induced-diabetes-on-shortening-and-calcium-transport-in-epicardial-and-endocardial-myocytes-from-rat-left-ventricle
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Manal M A Smail, Muhammad A Qureshi, Anatoliy Shmygol, Murat Oz, Jaipaul Singh, Vadym Sydorenko, Alya Arabi, Frank C Howarth, Lina Al Kury
In the heart, the left ventricle pumps blood at higher pressure than the right ventricle. Within the left ventricle, the electromechanical properties of ventricular cardiac myocytes vary transmurally and this may be related to the gradients of stress and strain experienced in vivo across the ventricular wall. Diabetes is also associated with alterations in hemodynamic function. The aim of this study was to investigate shortening and Ca(2+) transport in epicardial (EPI) and endocardial (ENDO) left ventricular myocytes in the streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic rat...
November 2016: Physiological Reports
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