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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322590/randomized-clinical-trials-of-gene-transfer-for-heart-failure-with-reduced-ejection-fraction
#1
William F Penny, H Kirk Hammond
Despite improvement in drug and device therapy for heart failure, hospitalization rates and mortality have changed little in the past decade. Randomized clinical trials using gene transfer to improve function of the failing heart are the focus of this review. Four randomized clinical trials of gene transfer in heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) have been published. Each enrolled patients with stable symptomatic HFrEF and used either intracoronary delivery of a virus vector or endocardial injection of a plasmid (1 trial)...
March 21, 2017: Human Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270843/liraglutide-directly-protects-cardiomyocytes-against-reperfusion-injury-possibly-via-modulation-of-intracellular-calcium-homeostasis
#2
Shun-Ying Hu, Ying Zhang, Ping-Jun Zhu, Hao Zhou, Yun-Dai Chen
BACKGROUND: Liraglutide is glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist for treating patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Our previous studies have demonstrated that liraglutide protects cardiac function through improving endothelial function in patients with acute myocardial infarction undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention. The present study will investigate whether liraglutide can perform direct protective effects on cardiomyocytes against reperfusion injury. METHODS: In vitro experiments were performed using H9C2 cells and neonatal rat ventricular cadiomyocytes undergoing simulative hypoxia/reoxygenation (H/R) induction...
January 2017: Journal of Geriatric Cardiology: JGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242257/exendin-4-inhibits-structural-remodeling-and-improves-ca-2-homeostasis-in-rats-with-heart-failure-via-the-glp-1-receptor-through-the-enos-cgmp-pkg-pathway
#3
Jingjing Chen, Dandan Wang, Fangai Wang, Shaobo Shi, Yuting Chen, Bo Yang, Yanhong Tang, Congxin Huang
The glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor (GLP-1R) agonist exendin-4 is a long-acting analog of GLP-1, which stimulates insulin secretion and is clinically used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Previous studies have demonstrated that GLP-1 agonists and analogs serve as cardioprotective factors in various conditions. Disturbances in calcium cycling are characteristic of heart failure (HF); therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the effect of exendin-4 (a GLP-1 mimetic) on the regulation of calcium handling and to identify the underlying mechanisms in an HF rat model after myocardial infarction (MI)...
February 24, 2017: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223472/overexpression-of-sarcoendoplasmic-reticulum-calcium-atpase-2a-promotes-cardiac-sympathetic-neurotransmission-via-abnormal-endoplasmic-reticulum-and-mitochondria-ca-2-regulation
#4
Julia Shanks, Neil Herring, Errin Johnson, Kun Liu, Dan Li, David J Paterson
Reduced cardiomyocyte excitation-contraction coupling and downregulation of the SERCA2a (sarcoendoplasmic reticulum calcium ATPase 2a) is associated with heart failure. This has led to viral transgene upregulation of SERCA2a in cardiomyocytes as a treatment. We hypothesized that SERCA2a gene therapy expressed under a similar promiscuous cytomegalovirus promoter could also affect the cardiac sympathetic neural axis and promote sympathoexcitation. Stellate neurons were isolated from 90 to 120 g male, Sprague-Dawley, Wistar Kyoto, and spontaneously hypertensive rats...
April 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222421/luteolin-enhances-sarcoplasmic-reticulum-ca2-atpase-activity-through-p38-mapk-signaling-thus-improving-rat-cardiac-function-after-ischemia-reperfusion
#5
Shasha Zhu, Tongda Xu, Yuanyuan Luo, Yingying Zhang, Haochen Xuan, Yanfeng Ma, Defeng Pan, Dongye Li, Hong Zhu
BACKGROUND/AIMS: A major challenge for current therapeutic strategies against ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) is the lack of effective drugs. Considering luteolin enhances the activity of sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca2+-ATPase (SERCA2a) to improve the systolic/diastolic function of rat hearts and cardiomyocytes during the I/R process, we studied the regulatory function of the p38 MAPK pathway in this protective mechanism. METHODS: Isolated cardiomyocytes and perfused hearts were separately divided into five groups and used to investigate I/R...
February 21, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218221/gene-expressions-underlying-mishandled-calcium-clearance-and-elevated-generation-of-reactive-oxygen-species-in-the-coronary-artery-smooth-muscle-cells-of-chronic-heart-failure-rats
#6
Liang Ding, Xian-Xiu Su, Wen-Hui Zhang, Yu-Xiang Xu, Xue-Feng Pan
BACKGROUND: The calcium clearance and reactive oxygen species (ROS) generations in the coronary artery smooth muscle cells in chronic heart failure (HF) have not been fully investigated. Therefore, we attempted to understand the gene expressions underlying the mishandling of calcium clearance and the accumulations of ROS. METHODS: We initially established an animal model of chronic HF by making the left anterior descending coronary artery ligation (CAL) in rats, and then isolated the coronary artery vascular smooth muscle cells from the ischemic and the nonischemic parts of the coronary artery vessels in 12 weeks after CAL operation...
February 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179209/administration-of-anabolic-steroid-during-adolescence-induces-long-term-cardiac-hypertrophy-and-increases-susceptibility-to-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-adult-wistar-rats
#7
Fernando de Azevedo Cruz Seara, Raiana Andrade Quintanilha Barbosa, Dahienne Ferreira de Oliveira, Diorney Luiz Souza Gran da Silva, Adriana Bastos Carvalho, Andrea Claudia Freitas Ferreira, José Hamilton Matheus Nascimento, Emerson Lopes Olivares
Chronic administration of anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) in adult rats results in cardiac hypertrophy and increased susceptibility to myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (IR) injury. Molecular analyses demonstrated that hyperactivation of type 1 angiotensin II (AT1) receptor mediates cardiac hypertrophy induced by AAS and also induces down-regulation of myocardial ATP-sensitive potassium channel (KATP), resulting in loss of exercise-induced cardioprotection. Exposure to AAS during adolescence promoted long-term cardiovascular dysfunctions, such as dysautonomia...
February 5, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179001/caryocar-brasiliense-oil-improves-cardiac-function-by-increasing-serca2a-plb-ratio-despite-no-significant-changes-in-cardiovascular-risk-factors-in-rats
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Lidiane Guedes Oliveira, Lauane Gomes Moreno, Dirceu Sousa Melo, Liliane Vanessa Costa-Pereira, Mayara Medeiros de Freitas Carvalho, Paulo Henrique Evangelista Silva, Ana Maria Alves, Flávio de Castro Magalhães, Marco Fabrício Dias-Peixoto, Elizabethe Adriana Esteves
BACKGROUND: Caryocar brasiliense (pequi) oil is high in monounsaturated fat acids (MUFA), especially oleic, and in carotenoids, which have been associated with protection against cardiovascular disease. However, this food is poorly studied in this context, especially in the cardiac function. Therefore, we investigated the effects of a long-term intake of pequi oil in systemic cardiovascular risk factors and in the ex vivo cardiac function of rats. METHODS: Previously, we determined fatty acids and carotenoids in pequi oil...
February 8, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176257/left-ventricular-phase-entropy-novel-prognostic-predictor-in-patients-with-dilated-cardiomyopathy-and-narrow-qrs
#9
Naoaki Kano, Takahiro Okumura, Satoshi Isobe, Akinori Sawamura, Naoki Watanabe, Kenji Fukaya, Hiroaki Mori, Ryota Morimoto, Katsuhiko Kato, Yasuko K Bando, Toyoaki Murohara
BACKGROUND: The prognostic impact and pathophysiology of global left ventricular mechanical dyssynchrony (LVMD), namely mechanical dyssynchrony of whole left ventricle, as assessed by phase analysis of electrocardiographically gated (ECG-gated) myocardial perfusion SPECT has not been clearly elucidated in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) and narrow QRS complex (<120 ms). METHODS AND RESULTS: Forty-six patients with DCM underwent ECG-gated myocardial (99m)Tc-sestamibi perfusion SPECT and endomyocardial biopsy...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134629/liguzinediol-enhances-the-inotropic-effect-of-rat-hearts-via-inhibition-of-protein-phosphatase-pp1-and-pp2a-activities
#10
Sha Li, Huili Huang, Mengdan Zhang, Wei Wang, Shuyin Xue, Ying Gao, Ming Xie, Kesu Chen, Fuming Liu, Long Chen
It has been demonstrated that Liguzinediol (LZDO), a derivative of ligustrazine from ligusticum wallichii Franch, exerts positive inotropy in isolated rat heart mediated by the sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca-ATPase (SERCA2a). Here, we further explore the underlying mechanism of the positive inotropic effect of LZDO in rat hearts. In vivo and ex vivo rat heart experiments, biochemistry and Western blot techniques were used to analyze the rat heart contractility, SERCA2a activity, phospholamban (PLB) phosphorylation and protein phosphatase (PP1 and PP2A) activities in rat left ventricular myocytes, respectively...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134413/the-function-and-significance-of-sera2a-in-congestive-heart-failure-an-analysis-of-gene-therapy-trials
#11
REVIEW
Pei Wu, Yuting Zhai, Dongye Li
Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a widespread disease that has a negative impact on health, worldwide. Despite advances in therapies, morbidity, mortality and hospital discharges due to CHF remain high. Advances in the understanding of the pathophysiological mechanisms of CHF and the development of gene transfer technology have made gene therapy a realistic potential therapeutic method for CHF. Among the various potential targets, sarco-endoplasmic reticulum Ca2+-ATPase 2a (SERCA2a), which is an important protein in the regulation of Ca2+ cycling, has piqued the interest of many researchers...
January 30, 2017: Histology and Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115312/females-are-protected-from-iron-overload-cardiomyopathy-independent-of-iron-metabolism-key-role-of-oxidative-stress
#12
Subhash K Das, Vaibhav B Patel, Ratnadeep Basu, Wang Wang, Jessica DesAulniers, Zamaneh Kassiri, Gavin Y Oudit
BACKGROUND: Sex-related differences in cardiac function and iron metabolism exist in humans and experimental animals. Male patients and preclinical animal models are more susceptible to cardiomyopathies and heart failure. However, whether similar differences are seen in iron-overload cardiomyopathy is poorly understood. METHODS AND RESULTS: Male and female wild-type and hemojuvelin-null mice were injected and fed with a high-iron diet, respectively, to develop secondary iron overload and genetic hemochromatosis...
January 23, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112209/luteolin-improves-cardiac-dysfunction-in-heart-failure-rats-by-regulating-sarcoplasmic-reticulum-ca-2-atpase-2a
#13
Wenjing Hu, Tongda Xu, Pei Wu, Defeng Pan, Junhong Chen, Jing Chen, Buchun Zhang, Hong Zhu, Dongye Li
We previously found that luteolin (Lut) appeared to improve the contractility of cardiomyocytes during ischemia/reperfusion in rats. The enhancement was associated with the alteration in sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca(2+)-ATPase 2a (SERCA2a). This finding prompted us to consider if the mechanism worked in heart failure (HF). We studied the regulation of SERCA2a by Lut in failing cardiomyocytes and intact heart of rats. Improvement of contractility and the mechanisms centered on SERCA2a were studied in isolated cardiomyocytes and intact heart...
January 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28019664/pyk2-inhibition-promotes-contractile-differentiation-in-arterial-smooth-muscle
#14
Mario Grossi, Anirban Bhattachariya, Ina Nordström, Karolina M Turczyńska, Daniel Svensson, Sebastian Albinsson, Bengt-Olof Nilsson, Per Hellstrand
Modulation from contractile to synthetic phenotype of vascular smooth muscle cells is a central process in disorders involving compromised integrity of the vascular wall. Phenotype modulation has been shown to include transition from voltage-dependent towards voltage-independent regulation of the intracellular calcium level, and inhibition of non-voltage dependent calcium influx contributes to maintenance of the contractile phenotype. One possible mediator of calcium-dependent signaling is the FAK-family non-receptor protein kinase Pyk2, which is activated by a number of stimuli in a calcium-dependent manner...
December 26, 2016: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008204/novel-and-recurrent-atp2a2-mutations-in-japanese-patients-with-darier-s-disease
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Kana Noda, Takuya Takeichi, Yusuke Okuno, Hiromichi Takama, Shunsuke Miura, Shinji Kagami, Haruko Hino, Yuki Nakamura, Yumi Fujio, Izumi Konohana, Ayako Otani, Hideki Mukai, Kazumitsu Sugiura, Masashi Akiyama
Darier's disease (DD, keratosis follicularis: OMIM#124200) is an autosomal dominant skin disorder characterized by multiple dark brown keratotic plaques and warty papules covered by thick crusts. Most cases of DD are caused by mutations in ATP2A2, which is expressed in both the skin and the brain. ATP2A2 encodes the cardiac muscle SERCA2a protein and the ubiquitously expressed SERCA2b. SERCA2 plays an important role as a calcium pump. It is thought that a mutation in ATP2A2 causes dyskeratosis and abnormality of cell-cell adhesion...
December 2016: Nagoya Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992596/phospholamban-ablation-using-crispr-cas9-system-improves-mortality-in-a-murine-heart-failure-model
#16
Manami Kaneko, Kentarou Hashikami, Satoshi Yamamoto, Hirokazu Matsumoto, Tomoyuki Nishimoto
Sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca2+-ATPase 2a (SERCA2a) and its inhibitory protein called phospholamban (PLN) are pivotal for Ca2+ handling in cardiomyocyte and are known that their expression level and activity were changed in the heart failure patients. To examine whether PLN inhibition can improve survival rate as well as cardiac function in heart failure, we performed PLN ablation in calsequestrin overexpressing (CSQ-Tg) mice, a severe heart failure model, using clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeat (CRISPR)/CRISPR-associated (Cas) system...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899691/high-throughput-spectral-and-lifetime-based-fret-screening-in-living-cells-to-identify-small-molecule-effectors-of-serca
#17
Tory M Schaaf, Kurt C Peterson, Benjamin D Grant, Prachi Bawaskar, Samantha Yuen, Ji Li, Joseph M Muretta, Gregory D Gillispie, David D Thomas
A robust high-throughput screening (HTS) strategy has been developed to discover small-molecule effectors targeting the sarco/endoplasmic reticulum calcium ATPase (SERCA), based on a fluorescence microplate reader that records both the nanosecond decay waveform (lifetime mode) and the complete emission spectrum (spectral mode), with high precision and speed. This spectral unmixing plate reader (SUPR) was used to screen libraries of small molecules with a fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) biosensor expressed in living cells...
March 2017: SLAS Discov
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882143/expression-of-connexin-43-ion-channels-and-ca-2-handling-proteins-in-rat-pulmonary-vein-cardiomyocytes
#18
Yaqiong Xiao, Xue Cai, Andrew Atkinson, Sunil Jit Logantha, Mark Boyett, Halina Dobrzynski
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia. AF is thought to be triggered by ectopic beats, originating primarily in the myocardial sleeves surrounding the pulmonary veins (PVs). The mechanisms underlying these cardiac arrhythmias remain unclear. To investigate this, frozen sections of heart and lung tissue from adult rats without arrhythmia were obtained in different planes, stained with Masson's trichrome, and immunolabeled for connexin 43 (Cx43), caveolin-3 (Cav3), hyperpolarization-activated cyclic nucleotide-gated channel 4 (HCN4), Nav1...
November 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816525/enhanced-nucleoplasmic-ca-2-signaling-in-ventricular-myocytes-from-young-hypertensive-rats
#19
Jelena Plačkić, Sebastian Preissl, Yulia Nikonova, Florentina Pluteanu, Lutz Hein, Jens Kockskämper
Arterial hypertension causes left ventricular (LV) myocyte hypertrophy. Alterations in nuclear Ca(2+) may be involved in regulation of histone acetylation, transcription and hypertrophy. Regulation of nuclear Ca(2+) in hypertension, however, is unknown. Therefore, we elucidated cellular mechanisms underlying nuclear Ca(2+) regulation in LV myocytes from hypertensive versus normotensive rats and evaluated possible consequences for Ca(2+)-dependent regulation of histone acetylation. LV myocytes and myocyte nuclei were isolated from young spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) shortly after development of hypertension...
December 2016: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792751/a-decoy-peptide-targeted-to-protein-phosphatase-1-attenuates-degradation-of-serca2a-in-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells
#20
Seung Pil Jang, Jae Gyun Oh, Dong Hoon Kang, Ju Young Kang, Sang Won Kang, Roger J Hajjar, Woo Jin Park
Neointimal growth in the injured vasculature is largely facilitated by the proliferation of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMC), which associates with reduced sarco/endoplasmic reticulum Ca2+-ATPase (SERCA2a) activity. The gene transfer-mediated restoration of the SERCA2a level thus attenuates neointimal growth and VSMC proliferation. We previously reported that a peptide targeted to protein phosphatase 1, ψPLB-SE, normalizes SERCA2a activity in cardiomyocytes. In this study, we found that ψPLB-SE attenuated neointimal growth in balloon-injured rat carotid arteries, and the proliferation and migration of VSMC cultured in high-serum media (synthetic conditions)...
2016: PloS One
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