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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332246/an-historical-perspective-of-the-discovery-of-titin-filaments-part-2
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REVIEW
Cristobal G Dos Remedios
In 2017, a Special Issue of Biophysical Reviews was devoted to "Titin and Its Binding Partners. The issue contained a review: "An historical perspective of the discovery of titin filaments" by dos Remedios and Gilmour that was intended to be a history of the discovery of the giant protein titin, previously named connectin. The review took readers back to the earliest discovery of the so-called third filament component of skeletal and cardiac muscle sarcomeres and ended in 1969. Recently, my colleague Shin'ichi Ishiwata gently reminded me of two papers published in 1990 and 1993 that were unwittingly omitted from the original historical perspective...
January 13, 2018: Biophysical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331959/probenecid-improves-cardiac-function-in-patients-with-heart-failure-with-reduced-ejection-fraction-in-vivo-and-cardiomyocyte-calcium-sensitivity-in-vitro
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Nathan Robbins, Mark Gilbert, Mohit Kumar, James W McNamara, Patrick Daly, Sheryl E Koch, Ginger Conway, Mohamed Effat, Jessica G Woo, Sakthivel Sadayappan, Jack Rubinstein
BACKGROUND: Transient receptor potential vanilloid 2 is a calcium channel activated by probenecid. Probenecid is a Food and Drug Administration-approved uricosuric drug that has recently been shown to induce positive lusitropic and inotropic effects in animal models through cardiomyocyte transient receptor potential vanilloid 2 activation. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that oral probenecid can improve cardiac function and symptomatology in patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction and to further elucidate its calcium-dependent effects on myocyte contractility...
January 13, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328382/propofol-postconditioning-protects-h9c2-cells-from-hypoxia-reoxygenation-injury-by-inducing-autophagy-via-the-sapk-jnk-pathway
#3
Hao Li, Xuan Zhang, Jian Tan, Li Sun, Long-He Xu, Yu-Ge Jiang, Jing-Sheng Lou, Xue-Yin Shi, Wei-Dong Mi
Propofol postconditioning (P‑PostC) offers cardioprotection in mice, and the upregulation of autophagy protects cardiac cells against ischemia/reperfusion injury. The present study aimed to examine the effects of P‑PostC on the induction of autophagy and its potential roles in hypoxia/reoxygenation (H/R) injury. Rat heart‑derived H9c2 cells were exposed to H/R, comprising 6 h of hypoxia followed by 4 h of reoxygenation, as well as postconditioning with various concentrations of propofol at the onset of reperfusion...
January 11, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328372/differential-microrna-expression-profiles-and-bioinformatics-analysis-between-young-and-aging-spontaneously-hypertensive-rats
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Jingfeng Wang, Jingjing Zhang, Xuefeng Ding, Yanyan Wang, Zhiming Li, Weipeng Zhao, Jianguo Jia, Jingmin Zhou, Junbo Ge
MicroRNAs (miRNAs/miRs) serve a role as important regulators in cardiac hypertrophy. The present study aimed to reveal the differential expression profile of miRNAs between young and aging spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs) and studied the functional annotation of predicted targets. Briefly, 3‑month‑old and 12‑month‑old SHRs (n=3/group) were subjected to echocardiography, histopathological analysis and dihydroethidium staining. Subsequently, small RNA sequencing and data processing was conducted to identify the differentially expressed miRNAs between these two groups...
January 9, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326130/inward-rectifier-potassium-channels-kir2-x-and-caveolin-3-domain-specific-interaction-implications-for-purkinje-cell-dependent-ventricular-arrhythmias
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Ravi Vaidyanathan, Hanora Van Ert, Kazi T Haq, Stefano Morotti, Samuel Esch, Elise C McCune, Eleonora Grandi, Lee L Eckhardt
BACKGROUND: In human cardiac ventricle, IK1 is mainly comprised Kir2.1, but Kir2.2 and Kir2.3 heterotetramers occur and modulate IK1. Long-QT syndrome-9-associated CAV3 mutations cause decreased Kir2.1 current density, but Kir2.x heterotetramers have not been studied. Here, we determine the effect of long-QT syndrome-9-CAV3 mutation F97C on Kir2.x homo- and heterotetramers and model-associated arrhythmia mechanisms. METHODS AND RESULTS: Super-resolution microscopy, co-immunoprecipitation, cellular electrophysiology, on-cell Western blotting, and simulation of Purkinje and ventricular myocyte mathematical models were used...
January 2018: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323723/haplo-insufficiency-of-bcl2-associated-athanogene-3-in-mice-results-in-progressive-left-ventricular-dysfunction-%C3%AE-adrenergic-insensitivity-and-increased-apoptosis
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Valerie D Myers, Dhanendra Tomar, Muniswamy Madesh, JuFang Wang, Jianliang Song, Xue-Qian Zhang, Manish K Gupta, Farzaneh G Tahrir, Jennifer Gordon, Joseph M McClung, Christopher D Kontos, Kamel Khalili, Joseph Y Cheung, Arthur M Feldman
Bcl2-associated athanogene 3 (BAG3) is a 575 amino acid protein that is found predominantly in the heart, skeletal muscle and many cancers. Deletions and truncations in BAG3 that result in haplo-insufficiency have been associated with the development of dilated cardiomyopathy. To study the cellular and molecular events attributable to BAG3 haplo-insufficiency we generated a mouse in which one allele of BAG3 was flanked by loxP recombination sites (BAG3fl/+ ). Mice were crossed with α-MHC-Cre mice in order to generate mice with cardiac-specific haplo-insufficiency (cBAG3+/-) and underwent bi-weekly echocardiography to assess their cardiac phenotype...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318456/voltage-dependence-of-the-ca2-transient-in-endocardial-and-epicardial-myocytes-from-the-left-ventricle-of-goto-kakizaki-type-2-diabetic-rats
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Lina Al Kury, Vadym Sydorenko, Manal M A Smail, Muhammad Anwar Qureshi, Anatoliy Shmygol, Murat Oz, Jaipaul Singh, Frank Christopher Howarth
Diabetes mellitus is a major global health disorder and, currently, over 450 million people have diabetes with 90% suffering from type 2 diabetes. Left untreated, diabetes may lead to cardiovascular diseases which are a leading cause of death in diabetic patients. Calcium is the trigger and regulator of cardiac muscle contraction and derangement in cellular Ca2+ homeostasis, which can result in heart failure and sudden cardiac death. It is of paramount importance to investigate the regional involvement of Ca2+ in diabetes-induced cardiomyopathy...
January 9, 2018: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317587/-progress-in-the-study-on-roles-of-cathepsin-in-hypertension
#8
Zhouyangfan Peng, Yapei Li, Pingyu Zeng, Xiaohui Li
Cardiovascular remodeling or dysfunction-induced abnormal cardiac output, blood volume and peripheral vascular resistance is an important pathophysiological mechanism for the occurrence and development of hypertension. Cathepsins are widely expressed in human various tissue and cells and they are involved in the pathogenesis of hypertension through activation of renin - angiotensin system, degradation of cytoplasmic matrix, proliferation of smooth muscle cell and hypertrophy of myocyte. The clinical studies have found that cathepsins can be used as a biomarker for hypertension...
December 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317431/suppression-of-activated-foxo-transcription-factors-in-the-heart-prolongs-survival-in-a-mouse-model-of-laminopathies
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Gaelle Auguste, Priyatansh Gurha, Raffaella Lombardi, Cristian Coarfa, James T Willerson, Ali J Marian
Rationale: Mutations in the LMNA gene, encoding nuclear inner membrane protein Lamin A/C, cause distinct phenotypes, collectively referred to as laminopathies. Heart failure, conduction defects, and arrhythmias are the common causes of death in laminopathies. Objective: To identify and therapeutically target the responsible mechanism(s) for cardiac phenotype in laminopathies. Methods and Results: Whole heart RNA sequencing was performed prior to the onset of cardiac dysfunction in the Lmna-/- and matched control mice...
January 9, 2018: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317401/acute-and-chronic-increases-of-circulating-fstl1-normalize-energy-substrate-metabolism-in-pacing-induced-heart-failure
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Mitsuru Seki, Jeffery C Powers, Sonomi Maruyama, Maria A Zuriaga, Chia-Ling Wu, Clara Kurishima, Lydia Kim, Jesse Johnson, Anthony Poidomani, Tao Wang, Eric Muñoz, Sudarsan Rajan, Joon Y Park, Kenneth Walsh, Fabio A Recchia
BACKGROUND: FSTL1 (follistatin-like protein 1) is an emerging cardiokine/myokine that is upregulated in heart failure (HF) and is found to be cardioprotective in animal models of cardiac injury. We tested the hypothesis that circulating FSTL1 can affect cardiac function and metabolism under baseline physiological conditions and in HF. METHODS AND RESULTS: FSTL1 was acutely (10 minutes) or chronically (2 weeks) infused to attain clinically relevant blood levels in conscious dogs with cardiac tachypacing-induced HF...
January 2018: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316217/exosomes-expressing-the-self-antigens-myosin-and-vimentin-play-an-important-role-in-syngeneic-cardiac-transplant-rejection-induced-by-antibodies-to-cardiac-myosin
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Monal Sharma, Wei Liu, Sudhir Perincheri, Muthukumar Gunasekaran, T Mohanakumar
Long-term success of heart transplantation is hindered by humoral and cell-mediated immune responses. We studied preexisting antibodies to two cardiac self-antigens, myosin and vimentin, and exosomes induced by antibodies to self-antigens in eliciting immune responses to cardiac grafts. After syngeneic heterotopic murine heart transplantation, rabbit anti-myosin or normal rabbit immunoglobulin was administered at days 0 or 7. Sera were collected after heartbeat cessation and cellular infiltration was analyzed, and exosomes were isolated from sera...
January 9, 2018: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309993/engineered-cardiac-tissue-patch-maintains-structural-and-electrical-properties-after-epicardial-implantation
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Christopher P Jackman, Asvin M Ganapathi, Huda Asfour, Ying Qian, Brian W Allen, Yanzhen Li, Nenad Bursac
Functional cardiac tissue engineering holds promise as a candidate therapy for myocardial infarction and heart failure. Generation of "strong-contracting and fast-conducting" cardiac tissue patches capable of electromechanical coupling with host myocardium could allow efficient improvement of heart function without increased arrhythmogenic risks. Towards that goal, we engineered highly functional 1 cm × 1 cm cardiac tissue patches made of neonatal rat ventricular cells which after 2 weeks of culture exhibited force of contraction of 18...
January 3, 2018: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304851/development-of-the-excitation-contraction-coupling-machinery-and-its-relation-to-myofibrillogenesis-in-human-ipsc-derived-skeletal-myocytes
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Jeanne Lainé, Gunnar Skoglund, Emmanuel Fournier, Nacira Tabti
BACKGROUND: Human induced pluripotent stem cells-derived myogenic progenitors develop functional and ultrastructural features typical of skeletal muscle when differentiated in culture. Besides disease-modeling, such a system can be used to clarify basic aspects of human skeletal muscle development. In the present study, we focus on the development of the excitation-contraction (E-C) coupling, a process that is essential both in muscle physiology and as a tool to differentiate between the skeletal and cardiac muscle...
January 5, 2018: Skeletal Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301848/physiologic-pathologic-and-therapeutic-paracrine-modulation-of-cardiac-excitation-contraction-coupling
#14
REVIEW
Joshua Mayourian, Delaine K Ceholski, David M Gonzalez, Timothy J Cashman, Susmita Sahoo, Roger J Hajjar, Kevin D Costa
Cardiac excitation-contraction coupling (ECC) is the orchestrated process of initial myocyte electrical excitation, which leads to calcium entry, intracellular trafficking, and subsequent sarcomere shortening and myofibrillar contraction. Neurohumoral β-adrenergic signaling is a well-established mediator of ECC; other signaling mechanisms, such as paracrine signaling, have also demonstrated significant impact on ECC but are less well understood. For example, resident heart endothelial cells are well-known physiological paracrine modulators of cardiac myocyte ECC mainly via NO and endothelin-1...
January 5, 2018: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298659/cardiac-manifestations-of-prkag2-mutation
#15
Pooya Banankhah, Gregory A Fishbein, Anthony Dota, Reza Ardehali
BACKGROUND: The Protein Kinase AMP-Activated Non-Catalytic Subunit Gamma 2 (PRKAG2) cardiac syndrome is characterized by glycogen accumulation in the cardiac tissue. The disease presents clinically with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), and it is often associated with conduction abnormalities. CASE PRESENTATION: A 23 year-old female with history of Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) and HCM presented for evaluation after an episode of Non-ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction (NSTEMI)...
January 3, 2018: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290797/engineered-microenvironments-for-maturation-of-stem-cell-derived-cardiac-myocytes
#16
Rachel R Besser, Matthew Ishahak, Vera Mayo, Daniel Carbonero, Isabella Claure, Ashutosh Agarwal
Through the use of stem cell-derived cardiac myocytes, tissue-engineered human myocardial constructs are poised for modeling normal and diseased physiology of the heart, as well as discovery of novel drugs and therapeutic targets in a human relevant manner. This review highlights the recent bioengineering efforts to recapitulate microenvironmental cues to further the maturation state of newly differentiated cardiac myocytes. These techniques include long-term culture, co-culture, exposure to mechanical stimuli, 3D culture, cell-matrix interactions, and electrical stimulation...
2018: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285133/effects-of-ginkgo-biloba-leaf-extract-on-local-renin-angiotensin-system-through-tlr4-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway-in-cardiac-myocyte
#17
Hua Jiang, Peng Qu
The present study investigated the effects of Ginkgo biloba leaf extract (GBE50) on lipopolysaccharide (LPS) induced Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4)/nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) signaling pathway and its effects on angiotensinogen (ATG) and AT1a receptor, so as to explore the mechanism of GBE50 in prevention and treatment of left ventricular remodeling. In vitro cultured neonatal rat ventricular myocytes (NRVMs) were divided into 4 groups including i) control group: DMEM medium; ii) LPS group: iii) LPS + GBE50 group; iv) LPS + caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE, specific inhibitor of NF-κB) group...
December 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283224/autonomic-regulation-therapy-to-enhance-myocardial-function-in-heart-failure-patients-the-anthem-hfpef-study
#18
Lorenzo A DiCarlo, Imad Libbus, H Uday Kumar, Sanjay Mittal, Rajendra K Premchand, Badri Amurthur, Bruce H KenKnight, Jeffrey L Ardell, Inder S Anand
BACKGROUND: Approximately half of the patients presenting with new-onset heart failure (HF) have HF with preserved left ventricular ejection fraction (HFpEF) and HF with mid-range left ventricular ejection fraction (HFmrEF). These patients have neurohormonal activation like that of HF with reduced ejection fraction; however, beta-blockers and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors have not been shown to improve their outcomes, and current treatment for these patients is symptom based and empiric...
December 28, 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282211/late-ca2-sparks-and-ripples-during-the-systolic-ca2-transient-in-heart-muscle-cells
#19
Ewan D Fowler, Cherrie H Kong, Jules Hancox, Mark B Cannell
Rationale: The development of a refractory period for Ca2+ spark initiation after Ca2+ release in cardiac myocytes, should inhibit further Ca2+ release during the action potential (AP) plateau. However, Ca2+ release sites that did not initially activate, or which have prematurely recovered from refractoriness might release Ca2+ later during the AP and alter the cell-wide Ca2+ transient. Objective: To investigate the possibility of late Ca2+ spark (LCS) activity in intact isolated cardiac myocytes using fast confocal line scanning with improved confocality and signal to noise...
December 27, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279520/taurine-protects-primary-neonatal-cardiomyocytes-against-apoptosis-induced-by-hydrogen-peroxide
#20
Junnan Wang, Chao Qi, Lulu Liu, Lijing Zhao, Wenzhang Cui, Yuantong Tian, Bin Liu, Jing Li
The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of taurine (Tau) on primary cultured neonatal myocardial cells treated with hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) and the underlying mechanism. Primary cardiac myocytes from neonatal Wistar rats were pre-incubated with Tau, and its effects on cell viability and expression of CaM, CaMKII, p53, Bcl-2, and Bax were examined. Tau enhanced the viability of myocardial cells, decreased apoptosis, and alleviated the intracellular calcium overload, especially at dosages of 40 or 80 mM (P < 0...
December 27, 2017: International Heart Journal
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