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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087623/a-p53-based-genetic-tracing-system-to-follow-postnatal-cardiomyocyte-expansion-in-heart-regeneration
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Qi Xiao, Guoxin Zhang, Huijuan Wang, Lai Chen, Shuangshuang Lu, Dejing Pan, Geng Liu, Zhongzhou Yang
For heart regeneration, the proliferative potential of cardiomyocytes in postnatal mice is under intense investigations. However, solely relying on immunostaining of proliferation markers, the long term proliferation dynamics and potential of the cardiomyocytes cannot be readily addressed. Previously, we found that a p53 promoter driving reporter predominantly marked the proliferating lineages in mice. Here, we established a p53 based genetic tracing system to investigate postnatal cardiomyocyte proliferation and heart regeneration...
January 13, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081170/an-alpha-1a-adrenergic-receptor-agonist-prevents-acute-doxorubicin-cardiomyopathy-in-male-mice
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Megan D Montgomery, Trevor Chan, Philip M Swigart, Bat-Erdene Myagmar, Rajesh Dash, Paul C Simpson
Alpha-1 adrenergic receptors mediate adaptive effects in the heart and cardiac myocytes, and a myocyte survival pathway involving the alpha-1A receptor subtype and ERK activation exists in vitro. However, data in vivo are limited. Here we tested A61603 (N-[5-(4,5-dihydro-1H-imidazol-2-yl)-2-hydroxy-5,6,7,8-tetrahydronaphthalen-1-yl]methanesulfonamide), a selective imidazoline agonist for the alpha-1A. A61603 was the most potent alpha-1-agonist in activating ERK in neonatal rat ventricular myocytes. A61603 activated ERK in adult mouse ventricular myocytes and protected the cells from death caused by the anthracycline doxorubicin...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078759/bufalin-a-bufanolide-steroid-from-the-parotoid-glands-of-the-chinese-toad-inhibits-l-type-ca-2-channels-and-contractility-in-rat-ventricular-myocytes
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Tao Song, Xi Chu, Xuan Zhang, Qiong Tao Song, Ying Zhang, Yuanyuan Zhang, Xue Han, Jianping Zhang, Li Chu
Bufalin is a bufanolide steroid compound in Chan Su. Chan Su is a traditional Chinese medicine prepared from the dried white secretion of the auricular and skin glands of toads, and has been used as an Oriental drug. However, the effect of bufalin on cardiac function and its underlying cellular mechanisms remain unclear. Here, we explore the cellular mechanisms of bufalin on myocardial protection via the whole-cell patch-clamp recording and video-based edge detection system. Exposure to bufalin resulted in a concentrated-dependent blockade of ICa-L , with the half-maximal inhibitory concentration (IC50 ) of 60 μM and the maximal inhibitory effect of 71...
January 11, 2017: Fundamental & Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073805/sheet-like-remodeling-of-the-transverse-tubular-system-in-human-heart-failure-impairs-excitation-contraction-coupling-and-functional-recovery-by-mechanical-unloading
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Thomas Seidel, Sutip Navankasattusas, Azmi A Ahmad, Nikolaos A Diakos, Weining D Xu, Martin Tristani-Firouzi, Michael Bonios, Iosif Taleb, Dean Y Li, Craig H Selzman, Stavros G Drakos, Frank B Sachse
BACKGROUND: -Cardiac recovery in response to mechanical unloading by left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) has been demonstrated in subgroups of chronic heart failure (HF) patients. Hallmarks of HF are depletion and disorganization of the transverse tubular system (t-system) in cardiomyocytes. Here, we investigated remodeling of the t-system in human end-stage HF and its role in cardiac recovery. METHODS: -Left ventricular biopsies were obtained from 5 donors (CTRL) and 26 chronic HF patients undergoing implantation of LVADs...
January 10, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068381/impairment-of-excitation-contraction-coupling-in-right-ventricular-hypertrophied-muscle-with-fibrosis-induced-by-pulmonary-artery-banding
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Yoichiro Kusakari, Takashi Urashima, Daisuke Shimura, Erika Amemiya, Genki Miyasaka, Shunsuke Yokota, Yoshitaka Fujimoto, Toru Akaike, Takahiro Inoue, Susumu Minamisawa
Interstitial myocardial fibrosis is one of the factors responsible for dysfunction of the heart. However, how interstitial fibrosis affects cardiac function and excitation-contraction coupling (E-C coupling) has not yet been clarified. We developed an animal model of right ventricular (RV) hypertrophy with fibrosis by pulmonary artery (PA) banding in rats. Two, four, and six weeks after the PA-banding operation, the tension and intracellular Ca2+ concentration of RV papillary muscles were simultaneously measured (n = 33)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063219/microrna-1-overexpression-blunts-cardiomyocyte-hypertrophy-elicited-by-thyroid-hormone
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Gabriela Placoná Diniz, Caroline Antunes Lino, Camila Rodrigues Moreno, Nathalia Senger, Maria Luiza Morais Barreto-Chaves
It is well known that increased thyroid hormone (TH) levels induce cardiomyocyte growth. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) have been identified as key players in cardiomyocyte hypertrophy, which is associated with increased risk of heart failure. In this study, we evaluated the miR-1 expression in TH-induced cardiac hypertrophy, as well as the potential involvement of miR-1 in cardiomyocyte hypertrophy elicited by TH in vitro. The possible role of Type 1 angiotensin II receptor (AT1R) in the effect promoted by TH in miR-1 expression was also evaluated...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056022/l-type-calcium-channel-inhibition-contributes-to-the-proarrhythmic-effects-of-aconitine-in-human-cardiomyocytes
#7
Jianjun Wu, Xiangchong Wang, Ying Ying Chung, Cai Hong Koh, Zhenfeng Liu, Huicai Guo, Qiang Yuan, Chuan Wang, Suwen Su, Heming Wei
Aconitine (ACO) is well-known for causing lethal ventricular tachyarrhythmias. While cardiac Na+ channel opening during repolarization has long been documented in animal cardiac myocytes, the cellular effects and mechanism of ACO in human remain unexplored. This study aimed to assess the proarrhythmic effects of ACO in human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (hiPSC-CMs). ACO concentration-dependently (0.3 ~ 3.0 μM) shortened the action potentials (AP) durations (APD) in ventricular-like hiPSC-CMs by > 40% and induced delayed after-depolarization...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049836/stochastic-initiation-and-termination-of-calcium-mediated-triggered-activity-in-cardiac-myocytes
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Zhen Song, Zhilin Qu, Alain Karma
Cardiac myocytes normally initiate action potentials in response to a current stimulus that depolarizes the membrane above an excitation threshold. Aberrant excitation can also occur due to spontaneous calcium (Ca(2+)) release (SCR) from intracellular stores after the end of a preceding action potential. SCR drives the Na(+)/Ca(2+) exchange current inducing a "delayed afterdepolarization" that can in turn trigger an action potential if the excitation threshold is reached. This "triggered activity" is known to cause arrhythmias, but how it is initiated and terminated is not understood...
January 3, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045696/sudden-death-in-a-male-infant-due-to-histiocytoid-cardiomyopathy-an-autopsy-case-and-review-of-the-literature
#9
Hanbing Xie, Xueqin Chen, Ni Chen, Qiao Zhou
Histiocytoid cardiomyopathy (HC) is a very rare cardiac disorder that mainly affects female infants younger than 2 years. It may manifest as ventricular tachycardia or dilated cardiomyopathy and frequently causes sudden death. The most common grossly change is multifocal uneven thickening of the endocardium, presenting a yellowish color, with some area forming nodular appearance, and histologically featured by scattered clusters of histiocytoid myocytes under the endocardium. Here, we present a 19-month-old male infant who died of heart failure, and an autopsy was performed and confirmed the diagnosis of HC...
December 30, 2016: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043025/nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-activation-is-cell-type-specific-in-the-heart
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Efraín E Rivera-Serrano, Barbara Sherry
Viral myocarditis is common and can progress to cardiac failure. Cardiac cell pro-inflammatory responses are critical for viral clearance, however sustained inflammatory responses contribute to cardiac damage. The transcription factor NF-κB regulates expression of many pro-inflammatory cytokines, but basal and induced activation of NF-κB in different cardiac cell types have not been compared. Here, we used primary cultures of cardiac myocytes and cardiac fibroblasts to identify cardiac cell type-specific events...
December 30, 2016: Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038344/application-based-on-the-canny-edge-detection-algorithm-for-recording-contractions-of-isolated-cardiac-myocytes
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Jair Trapé Goulart, Rosana Almada Bassani, José Wilson Magalhães Bassani
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The isolated cardiomyocyte preparation is amenable to several experimental approaches not suitable to the myocardial tissue, which has allowed the gain of important information on the pathophysiology of the cardiac muscle. Thus, the development of techniques for functional studies in this preparation is important. The goal of the present study was to develop a computer program to extract contraction traces generated by cyclic cell shortening from cardiomyocyte video image files...
December 21, 2016: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035527/new-and-emerging-therapies-and-targets-beta-3-agonists
#12
Lauriane Y M Michel, Jean-Luc Balligand
While crucial for the acute physiologic response to stress, the adrenergic system may become maladaptive upon prolonged stimulation in the course of development of heart failure. This has been the basis for the development of beta-blocking therapies, targeting mainly beta1-2 adrenoreceptors (B1-2AR). The third isotype, B3AR, was more recently identified in cardiac myocytes and endothelial cells from human (and many other animal species), where its distinctive coupling to nitric oxide and antioxidant pathways suggested potential protective properties that were unexploited so far...
December 30, 2016: Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031326/myocyte-derived-hsp90-modulates-collagen-upregulation-via-biphasic-activation-of-stat-3-in-fibroblasts-during-cardiac-hypertrophy
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Ritwik Datta, Trisha Bansal, Santanu Rana, Kaberi Datta, Ratul Datta Chaudhuri, Mamta Chawla-Sarkar, Sagartirtha Sarkar
Signal transducer and activator of transcription-3 (STAT-3) mediated signalling in relation to upregulated collagen expression in fibroblasts is well defined during cardiac hypertrophy. Recent findings from our laboratory have identified Heat shock protein 90 (Hsp90) as a critical modulator of fibrotic signalling in cardiac fibroblasts in this disease milieu. The present study was therefore intended to analyze the role of Hsp90 in the STAT-3 mediated collagen upregulation process. Our data revealed a significant difference between in vivo and in vitro results pointing to a possible involvement of myocyte-fibroblast crosstalk in this process...
December 28, 2016: Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028811/rapid-frequency-dependent-changes-in-free-mitochondrial-calcium-concentration-in-rat-cardiac-myocytes
#14
Rob Ci Wüst, Michiel Helmes, Jody L Martin, Thomas Jt van der Wardt, René Jp Musters, Jolanda van der Velden, Ger Jm Stienen
: Calcium ions regulate mitochondrial ATP production and contractile activity and thus play a pivotal role in matching energy supply and demand in cardiac muscle. Little is known about the magnitude and kinetics of the changes in free mitochondrial calcium concentration in cardiomyocytes. Using adenoviral infection, a ratiometric mitochondrially-targeted FRET-based calcium indicator (4 mtD3cpv, MitoCam) was expressed in cultured adult rat cardiomyocytes and the free mitochondrial calcium concentration ([Ca(2+) ]m ) was measured at different stimulation frequencies (0...
December 27, 2016: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025046/camkii-is-a-nodal-signal-for-multiple-programmed-cell-death-pathways-in-heart
#15
Ning Feng, Mark E Anderson
Sustained Ca(2+)/calmodulin dependent kinase II (CaMKII) activation plays a central role in the pathogenesis of a variety of cardiac diseases. Emerging evidence suggests CaMKII evoked programmed cell death, including apoptosis and necroptosis, is one of the key underlying mechanisms for the detrimental effect of sustained CaMKII activation. CaMKII integrates β-adrenergic, Gq coupled receptor, reactive oxygen species (ROS), hyperglycemia, and pro-death cytokine signaling to elicit myocardial apoptosis by intrinsic and extrinsic pathways...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018900/redox-regulation-of-heart-regeneration-an-evolutionary-tradeoff
#16
Waleed M Elhelaly, Nicholas T Lam, Mohamed Hamza, Shuda Xia, Hesham A Sadek
Heart failure is a costly and deadly disease, affecting over 23 million patients worldwide, half of which die within 5 years of diagnosis. The pathophysiological basis of heart failure is the inability of the adult heart to regenerate lost or damaged myocardium. Although limited myocyte turnover does occur in the adult heart, it is insufficient for restoration of contractile function (Nadal-Ginard, 2001; Laflamme et al., 2002; Quaini et al., 2002; Hsieh et al., 2007; Bergmann et al., 2009, 2012). In contrast to lower vertebrates (Poss et al...
2016: Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018230/myofilament-calcium-sensitivity-mechanistic-insight-into-tni-ser-23-24-and-ser-150-phosphorylation-integration
#17
Hussam E Salhi, Nathan C Hassel, Jalal K Siddiqui, Elizabeth A Brundage, Mark T Ziolo, Paul M L Janssen, Jonathan P Davis, Brandon J Biesiadecki
Troponin I (TnI) is a major regulator of cardiac muscle contraction and relaxation. During physiological and pathological stress, TnI is differentially phosphorylated at multiple residues through different signaling pathways to match cardiac function to demand. The combination of these TnI phosphorylations can exhibit an expected or unexpected functional integration, whereby the function of two phosphorylations are different than that predicted from the combined function of each individual phosphorylation alone...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013071/from-fat-to-fat-cd36-sr-b2-understanding-the-regulation-of-cellular-fatty-acid-uptake
#18
Jan F C Glatz, Joost J F P Luiken
The molecular mechanisms underlying the cellular uptake of long-chain fatty acids and the regulation of this process have been elucidated in appreciable detail in the last decades. Two main players in this field, each discovered in the early 1990s, are (i) a membrane-associated protein first identified in adipose ('fat') tissue and referred to as putative fatty acid translocase (FAT)/CD36 (now officially designated as SR-B2) which facilitates the transport of fatty acids across the plasma membrane, and (ii) the family of transcription factors designated peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARα, PPARγ, and PPARβ/δ) for which fatty acids and fatty acid metabolites are the preferred ligand...
December 21, 2016: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012646/myocardin-a-novel-player-in-atherosclerosis
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Xiao-Dan Xia, Zhen Zhou, Xiao-Hua Yu, Xi-Long Zheng, Chao-Ke Tang
Myocardin (MYOCD) the most important coactivator of serum response factor (SRF), plays a critical role specifically in the development of cardiac myocytes and vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs). Binding of Myocardin to the SRF on the CArG box-containing target genes can transcriptionally activate a variety of downstream muscle-specific genes, such as Sm22α, Acta2, Myh11, and several other signaling pathways. Myocardin expression represents a contractile and differentiated SMC phenotype. Loss of Myocardin, however, represents a synthetic and dedifferentiated phenotype, a hallmark in atherosclerosis...
December 1, 2016: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012406/keratin-mediated-attachment-of-stem-cells-to-augment-cardiomyogenic-lineage-commitment
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Lopamudra Das Ghosh, Venkatraman Ravi, Pallab Sanpui, Nagalingam R Sundaresan, Kaushik Chatterjee
The objective of this work was to develop a simple surface modification technique using keratin derived from human hair for efficient cardiomyogenic lineage commitment of human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs). Keratin was extracted from discarded human hair containing both the acidic and basic components along with the heterodimers. The extracted keratin was adsorbed to conventional tissue culture polystyrene surfaces at different concentration. Keratin solution of 500μg/ml yielded a well coated layer of 12±1nm thickness with minimal agglomeration...
December 15, 2016: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
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