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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223054/epicardial-adipose-tissue-removal-potentiates-outward-remodeling-and-arrests-coronary-atherogenesis
#1
Mikaela L McKenney-Drake, Stacey D Rodenbeck, Rebecca S Bruning, Ayeeshik Kole, Kyle W Yancey, Mouhamad Alloosh, Harold S Sacks, Michael Sturek
BACKGROUND: Pericoronary epicardial adipose tissue (cEAT) serves as a metabolic and paracrine organ that contributes to inflammation and is associated with macrovascular coronary artery disease (CAD) development. Although there is a strong correlation in humans between cEAT volume and CAD severity, there remains a paucity of experimental data demonstrating a causal link of cEAT to CAD. The current study tested the hypothesis that surgical resection of cEAT attenuates inflammation and CAD progression...
February 18, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219919/dickkopf-3-ablation-attenuates-the-development-of-atherosclerosis-in-apoe-deficient-mice
#2
Wen-Lin Cheng, Yang Yang, Xiao-Jing Zhang, Junhong Guo, Jun Gong, Fu-Han Gong, Zhi-Gang She, Zan Huang, Hao Xia, Hongliang Li
BACKGROUND: Dickkopf-3 (DKK3) is a negative regulator of the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway, which is involved in inflammation. However, little is known about the relationship between DKK3 expression and the progression of atherosclerosis. The aim of the present study was to define the role of DKK3 and its potential mechanism in the development of atherosclerosis. METHODS AND RESULTS: Immunofluorescence analysis showed that DKK3 was strongly expressed in macrophages of atherosclerotic plaques from patients with coronary heart disease and in hyperlipidemic mice...
February 20, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216633/pentraxin-3-ficolin-2-and-lectin-pathway-associated-serine-protease-masp-3-as-early-predictors-of-myocardial-infarction-the-hunt2-study
#3
Inga Thorsen Vengen, Tone Bull Enger, Vibeke Videm, Peter Garred
The lectin complement pathway is suggested to play a role in atherogenesis. Pentraxin-3 (PTX3), ficolin-1, ficolin-2, ficolin-3, MBL/ficolin/collectin-associated serine protease-3 (MASP-3) and MBL/ficolin/collectin-associated protein-1 (MAP-1) are molecules related to activation of the lectin complement pathway. We hypothesized that serum levels of these molecules may be associated with the incidence of myocardial infarction (MI). In a Norwegian population-based cohort (HUNT2) where young to middle-aged relatively healthy Caucasians were followed up for a first-time MI from 1995-1997 through 2008, the 370 youngest MI patients were matched by age (range 29-62 years) and gender to 370 controls...
February 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215318/dietary-corn-fractions-reduce-atherogenesis-in-low-density-lipoprotein-receptor-knockout-mice
#4
Kabo Masisi, Khuong Le, Nora Ghazzawi, Mohammed H Moghadasian, Trust Beta
Accumulating evidence has suggested that intake of whole grains is a protective factor against pathogenesis of coronary artery disease. The exact mechanisms, however, are still not clearly understood. In this study, we hypothesized that adequate intake of corn fractions (aleurone, endosperm and germ) can modify lipid profiles in relation to atherosclerotic lesion development in low-density lipoprotein receptor knockout (LDLr-KO) mice. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the potential cardiovascular benefits of corn fractions in LDLr-KO mice through a number of biomarkers including lipid profile, and morphologic and morphometrical analysis of atherosclerotic lesions in aortic root...
January 2017: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215212/dietary-fat-and-physiological-determinants-of-plasma-chylomicron-remnant-homoeostasis-in-normolipidaemic-subjects-insight-into-atherogenic-risk
#5
Deasy Irawati, John C L Mamo, Karin M Slivkoff-Clark, Mario J Soares, Anthony P James
TAG depleted remnants of postprandial chylomicrons are a risk factor for atherosclerosis. Recent studies have demonstrated that in the fasted state, the majority of chylomicrons are small enough for transcytosis to arterial subendothelial space and accelerate atherogenesis. However, the size distribution of chylomicrons in the absorptive state is unclear. This study explored in normolipidaemic subjects the postprandial distribution of the chylomicron marker, apoB-48, in a TAG-rich lipoprotein plasma fraction (Svedberg flotation rate (Sf>400), in partially hydrolysed remnants (Sf 20-400) and in a TAG-deplete fraction (Sf<20), following ingestion of isoenergetic meals with either palm oil (PO), rice bran or coconut oil...
February 20, 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211138/nocturnal-autonomic-nervous-system-activity-and-morning-proinflammatory-cytokines-in-young-adult-african-americans
#6
Kimberly A Bell, Ihori Kobayashi, Yuanxiu Chen, Thomas A Mellman
Compromised sleep and increased sympathetic nervous system (SNS) activity are implicated in the pathogenesis of, and disparities in, cardiovascular disease. Parasympathetic dominance during sleep may be important for cardiovascular health. Sleep and autonomic balance influence immune activity, which impacts atherogenesis. We evaluated relationships between autonomic balance during sleep and morning levels of the immune activating cytokines, C-reactive protein (CRP) and interleukin (IL)-6. Ninety-four (59 female) young adult African Americans without medical conditions and substance use disorders spent 2 consecutive nights in a clinical research unit for sleep recordings and blood drawing on awakening...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Sleep Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209798/neutrophil-extracellular-traps-in-atherosclerosis-and-atherothrombosis
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REVIEW
Yvonne Döring, Oliver Soehnlein, Christian Weber
Neutrophil extracellular traps expelled from suicidal neutrophils comprise a complex structure of nuclear chromatin and proteins of nuclear, granular, and cytosolic origin. These net-like structures have also been detected in atherosclerotic lesions and arterial thrombi in humans and mice. Functionally, neutrophil extracellular traps have been shown to induce activation of endothelial cells, antigen-presenting cells, and platelets, resulting in a proinflammatory immune response. Overall, this suggests that they are not only present in plaques and thrombi but also they may play a causative role in triggering atherosclerotic plaque formation and arterial thrombosis...
February 17, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209797/roles-of-vascular-oxidative-stress-and-nitric-oxide-in-the-pathogenesis-of-atherosclerosis
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REVIEW
Ulrich Förstermann, Ning Xia, Huige Li
Major reactive oxygen species (ROS)-producing systems in vascular wall include NADPH (reduced form of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate) oxidase, xanthine oxidase, the mitochondrial electron transport chain, and uncoupled endothelial nitric oxide (NO) synthase. ROS at moderate concentrations have important signaling roles under physiological conditions. Excessive or sustained ROS production, however, when exceeding the available antioxidant defense systems, leads to oxidative stress. Animal studies have provided compelling evidence demonstrating the roles of vascular oxidative stress and NO in atherosclerosis...
February 17, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209562/vinexin-%C3%AE-ablation-inhibits-atherosclerosis-in-apolipoprotein-e-deficient-mice-by-inactivating-the-akt-nuclear-factor-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-inflammatory-axis
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Hongjing Guan, Wen-Lin Cheng, Junhong Guo, Meng-Lin Chao, Yan Zhang, Jun Gong, Xue-Yong Zhu, Zhi-Gang She, Zan Huang, Hongliang Li
BACKGROUND: Vinexin β is a novel adaptor protein that regulates cellular adhesion, cytoskeletal reorganization, signal transduction, and transcription; however, the exact role that vinexin β plays in atherosclerosis remains unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: Immunoblot analysis showed that vinexin β expression is upregulated in the atherosclerotic lesions of both patients with coronary heart disease and hyperlipemic apolipoprotein E-deficient mice and is primarily localized in macrophages indicated by immunofluorescence staining...
February 16, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207191/cysteine-proteases-in-atherosclerosis
#10
REVIEW
Tommy Weiss Sadan, Israel Gotsman, Galia Blum
Atherosclerosis predisposes patients to cardiovascular diseases, such as myocardial infarction and stroke. Instigation of vascular injury is triggered by retention of lipids and inflammatory cells in the vascular endothelium. Whereas these vascular lesions develop in young adults and are mostly considered harmless, over time persistent inflammatory and remodeling processes will ultimately damage the arterial wall and cause a thrombotic event due to exposure of tissue factors into the lumen. Evidence from human tissues and pre-clinical animal models have clearly established the role of cathepsin cysteine proteases in the development and progression of vascular lesions...
February 16, 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205266/role-of-parnaparin-in-atherosclerosis
#11
Francesca Bonomini, Samanta Taurone, Pierpaolo Parnigotto, Loris Zamai, Luigi F Rodella, Marco Artico, Rita Rezzani
Atherosclerosis is characterized by a proliferation of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) and their migration to the intima, which induces thickening of the intima itself, but the mechanism remains poorly understood. Low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) inhibits the proliferation of VSMCs. Previous studies have shown that a LMWH, parnaparin (PNP), acts on the processes of atherogenesis and atheroprogression in experimental animal models. The aim of this study was to investigate the involvement of oxidative stress, inflammation and VSMCs in the regulation of vascular wall homeostasis...
February 16, 2017: International Journal of Experimental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204818/reactive-oxygen-species-mediate-angiotensin-ii-induced-transcytosis-of-low-density-lipoprotein-across-endothelial-cells
#12
Fang Bian, Jun Cui, Tao Zheng, Si Jin
The retention of plasma low-density lipoprotein (LDL) particles to subendothelial spaces through transcytosis across the endothelium is the initial step of atherosclerosis (AS). Angiotensin II (Ang II), as the principal effector molecule of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS), is implicated in several important steps of AS development. However, whether or not Ang II can directly exert a pro‑atherogenic effect by promoting LDL transcytosis across endothelial barriers, has not been defined. In the present study, we found that Ang II upregulated intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) levels in endothelial cells (ECs) by measuring fluorescence of 2',7'-dichlorofluorescein (DCF‑DA)...
March 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195515/targeting-cell-adhesion-molecules-with-nanoparticles-using-in%C3%A2-vivo-and-flow-based-in%C3%A2-vitro-models-of-atherosclerosis
#13
Khosrow Khodabandehlou, Jacqueline J Masehi-Lano, Christopher Poon, Jonathan Wang, Eun Ji Chung
Atherosclerosis is a leading cause of death worldwide; in addition to lipid dysfunction, chronic arterial wall inflammation is a key component of atherosclerosis. Techniques that target cell adhesion molecules, which are overexpressed during inflammation, are effective methods to detect and treat atherosclerosis. Specifically, research groups have identified vascular cell adhesion molecule-1, intercellular adhesion molecule-1, platelet endothelial cell adhesion molecule, and selectins (E-selectin and P-selectin) as correlated to atherogenesis...
January 1, 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185154/the-role-of-adipocytokines-in-coronary-atherosclerosis
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REVIEW
Luca Liberale, Aldo Bonaventura, Alessandra Vecchiè, Casula Matteo, Franco Dallegri, Fabrizio Montecucco, Federico Carbone
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The aim of this review is to overview the pathophysiological role of adipocytokines in atherogenesis, focusing on their potential role as biomarkers of coronary disease. RECENT FINDINGS: Several lines of evidence indicated adipose tissue not only as depot but rather as an endocrine organ. In this context, the balance between pro- and anti-inflammatory adipocytokines has been shown to critically regulate vascular homeostasis in both physiological and pathophysiological conditions...
February 2017: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177681/icariin-improves-enos-no-pathway-to-prohibit-the-atherogenesis-of-apolipoprotein-e-null-mice
#15
Hong-Bo Xiao, Guo-Guang Sui, Xiang-Yang Lu
Impaired endothelial nitric oxide synthesis (eNOS) / nitric oxide (NO) pahtway induce the atherogenesis. The present study examined whether icariin improves the eNOS / NO pathway to prohibit the atherogenesis of apolipoprotein E-null (ApoE-/-) mice. In vitro, primary human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) were randomly divided into 7 groups: control, vehicle; icariin 10; LPC group; LPC + icariin 1; LPC + icariin 3; LPC + icariin 10. In vivo, 80 mice were separated randomly into four groups (n = 20): control, ApoE-/- , ApoE-/- + icariin 10, and ApoE-/- + icariin 30...
December 22, 2016: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174163/platelets-and-von-willebrand-factor-in-atherogenesis
#16
Melinda D Wu, Tamara M Atkinson, Jonathan R Lindner
The role of platelet adhesion, activation and aggregation in acute atherothrombotic events such as myocardial infarction and stroke is well-established. There is increasing evidence that platelet-endothelial interactions also contribute to early atherosclerotic plaque initiation and growth. Through these interactions, platelet-derived factors can contribute to the pro-inflammatory and mitogenic status of resident mural cells. Among the many putative mechanisms for platelet-endothelial interactions, increased endothelial-associated Von Willebrand factor, particularly in a multimerized form, which interacts with platelet GPIbα and integrins is a major factor, and represents a therapeutic target for early atherogenesis...
February 7, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173800/oxidized-ldl-induced-jab1-influences-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-independent-inflammatory-signaling-in-human-macrophages-during-foam-cell-formation
#17
Anja Schwarz, Gabriel A Bonaterra, Hans Schwarzbach, Ralf Kinscherf
BACKGROUND: Oxidized low-density lipoprotein (oxLDL) mediates the transformation of macrophages (MΦ) to cholesterol-rich foam cells and the release of pro-inflammatory cytokines during atherogenesis. JAB1 (Jun activation domain binding protein-1) is present in all stages of human plaques, involved in the Toll-like receptor-mediated activation of p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) and controls nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) activation. Thus, we were interested in the role of JAB1 during foam cell formation of MΦ after oxLDL exposition...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164558/increased-number-of-mast-cells-in-atherosclerotic-lesions-correlates-with-the-presence-of-myeloid-but-not-plasmacytoid-dendritic-cells-as-well-as-pro-inflammatory-t-cells
#18
Ilonka Rohm, Sandra Sattler, Yevgeniya Atiskova, Daniel Kretzschmar, Rudin Pistulli, Marcus Franz, Christian Jung, Gita Mall, Thomas Kronert, Paul C Schulze, Atilla Yilmaz
BACKGROUND: Atherosclerosis is an inflammatory disease of the vessel wall promoted by different immune cells and inflammatory mediators. METHODS: In this study, 26 human plaques and 12 control vessels without atherosclerosis were immunohistochemically stained to analyze the emergence of mast cells dependent on plaque morphology and to correlate mast cell occurrence with the emergence of myeloid as well as plasmacytoid dendritic cells. Also, mast cell emergence was correlated with the number of pro-inflammatory T cells...
December 1, 2016: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162903/the-relationship-between-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-and-aortic-arch-calcification-in-ischemic-stroke-patients
#19
Shuyu Zhou, Biyang Cai, Yumeng Zhang, Li Wang, Xinfeng Liu, Gelin Xu
BACKGROUND: Inflammation plays a central role in atherogenesis and artery calcification. Although neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) has been introduced as an inflammatory marker for atherosclerosis, the relationship between NLR and aortic arch calcification (AAC) has not been studied. This study aimed to determine the association between NLR and AAC. METHODS: A total of 749 participants were enrolled. Demographic and clinical data were collected. Degree of AAC in each enrolled patient was determined with Agatston method based on a neck computed tomography angiography...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154312/effects-of-m%C3%AE-cd-on-lipoxygenase-induced-ldl-oxidation
#20
Meiying Ao, Yong Chen
Beta-cyclodextrin (β-CD) has been applied as drug/food carriers or potential drugs for treating some diseases. Most recently, some evidence indicated that methyl-β-cyclodextrin (MβCD) and 2-hydroxypropyl-β-cyclodextrin (2-HPβCD), two major derivatives of β-CD, may inhibit atherogenesis, implying that cyclodextrins also can be potential drugs for treating atherosclerosis. It is well known that modification (e.g. oxidation) of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) is one of the most critical steps of atherogenesis...
2017: Chemical & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
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