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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437860/chronic-inhibition-of-fatty-acid-amide-hydrolase-by-urb597-produces-differential-effects-on-cardiac-performance-in-normotensive-and-hypertensive-rats
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Anna Pedzinska-Betiuk, Jolanta Weresa, Marek Toczek, Marta Baranowska-Kuczko, Irena Kasacka, Ewa Harasim-Symbor, Barbara Malinowska
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH) inhibitors are postulated to possess anti-hypertensive potential, because their acute injection decreases blood pressure (BP) in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) partially through normalization of cardiac contractile function. Here, we examined whether the potential hypotensive effect of chronic FAAH inhibition by URB597 in hypertensive rats correlates with changes in cardiac performance. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Experiments were performed using perfused hearts and left atria isolated from 8-10 week old SHR, age-matched deoxycorticosterone acetate (DOCA-salt) rats and normotensive controls chronically treated with URB597 (1 mg kg(-1) ) or vehicle...
April 24, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392377/immunoglobulin-m-a-novel-molecule-of-myocardial-cells-of-mice
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Zhu Zhu, Meng Zhang, Wenwei Shao, Pingzhang Wang, Xiaoting Gong, Junfan Ma, Xiaoyan Qiu, Bin Wang
BACKGROUND: Immunoglobulins(Igs)play an important role in host defence and were initially thought to be expressed solely by B cells. However, recent data suggest that Igs are also expressed in other lineages. Recently, Ig transcripts were detected in cardiomyocytes, but whether the functional Ig protein is expressed by cardiomyocytes has not been thoroughly elucidated. METHODS: Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) microarray database analysis was used to analyse IgM heavy chain expression in the myocardium of mice...
April 6, 2017: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343767/neural-cell-adhesion-molecule-expression-in-dilated-cardiomyopathy-is-associated-with-intramyocardial-inflammation-and-hypertrophy
#3
Karsten Ostermann, Heinz-Peter Schultheiss, Michel Noutsias
Chronic intramyocardial inflammation (inflammatory cardiomyopathy/DCMi) is linked to the pathogenesis of dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). Neural cell adhesion molecule (NCAM) is involved in orchestrating cardiac muscle morphogenesis, but is down-regulated after embryogenesis. We investigated NCAM expression in adult DCM hearts, its possible association with DCMi-parameters, and with cardiomyocyte hypertrophy (CMH). Endomyocardial biopsies (EMBs) from DCM patients (n=85; n=37 females; age: 48±19years; LVEF <40%) and controls from non-cardiac deaths were immunostained for DCMi markers and for NCAM expression, and quantified by digital image analysis (DIA)...
March 18, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289018/adrenergic-signaling-strengthens-cardiac-myocyte-cohesion
#4
Camilla Schinner, Franziska Vielmuth, Vera Rötzer, Matthias Hiermaier, Mariya Radeva, Thu K Co, Eva Hartlieb, Andreas Schmidt, Axel Imhof, Ahmed Messoudi, Anja Horn, Angela Schlipp, Volker Spindler, Jens Waschke
Rationale: The sympathetic nervous system is a major mediator of heart function. Intercalated discs (ICDs) composed of desmosomes, adherens junctions and gap junctions provide the structural backbone for coordinated contraction of cardiac myocytes. Objective: Gap junctions dynamically remodel to adapt to sympathetic signaling. However, it is unknown whether such rapid adaption also occurs for the adhesive function provided by desmosomes and adherens junctions. Methods and Results: Atomic force microscopy revealed that β-adrenergic signaling enhances both the number of desmoglein 2 (Dsg2) -specific interactions along cell junctions and the mean Dsg2-mediated binding forces, whereas N-cadherin-mediated interactions were not affected...
March 13, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288337/remodelling-of-myocardial-intercalated-disc-protein-connexin-43-causes-increased-susceptibility-to-malignant-arrhythmias-in-arvc-d-patients
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Xiao Chen, Liang Chen, Zhenglian Chen, Xinshan Chen, Jiangping Song
BACKGROUND: Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy/dysplasia (ARVC/D) is a primary cardiomyopathy characterised by fibrofatty replacement and ventricular arrhythmias. The occurrence of malignant arrhythmias may be associated with fatty infiltration and intercalated disk remodelling, but the specific pathological remodelling pattern is not yet clear. METHODS: Twelve explanted hearts from patients diagnosed with ARVC/D according to the 2010 Task Force Criteria and pathology examination were divided into two groups with (SVT, n=6) or without (non-SVT, n=6) recurrent sustained ventricular tachycardia (SVT) before heart transplantation...
February 27, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277146/efficacy-of-gold-nanoparticles-against-isoproterenol-induced-acute-myocardial-infarction-in-adult-male-albino-rats
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Samah M Ahmed, Shaimaa Ali Abdelrahman, Alaa Elsayed Salama
This study was undertaken to investigate the role of gold nanoparticles (GNPs) of 50 nm diameter on isoproterenol (ISO) induced acute myocardial infarction in adult male albino rats. Forty five adult Wistar male albino rats were equally divided into three groups. Control (group I) was further subdivided into three subgroups. In group II, the rats received ISO subcutaneously at a dose of 100 mg/kg for three days. In group III, rats received ISO as group II and then GNPs (400 μg/kg/day) intravenously for 14 consecutive days...
March 2017: Ultrastructural Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069705/multilevel-analyses-of-scn5a-mutations-in-arrhythmogenic-right-ventricular-dysplasia-cardiomyopathy-suggest-non-canonical-mechanisms-for-disease-pathogenesis
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Anneline S J M Te Riele, Esperanza Agullo-Pascual, Cynthia A James, Alejandra Leo-Macias, Marina Cerrone, Mingliang Zhang, Xianming Lin, Bin Lin, Nara L Sobreira, Nuria Amat-Alarcon, Roos F Marsman, Brittney Murray, Crystal Tichnell, Jeroen F van der Heijden, Dennis Dooijes, Toon A B van Veen, Harikrishna Tandri, Steven J Fowler, Richard N W Hauer, Gordon Tomaselli, Maarten P van den Berg, Matthew R G Taylor, Francesca Brun, Gianfranco Sinagra, Arthur A M Wilde, Luisa Mestroni, Connie R Bezzina, Hugh Calkins, J Peter van Tintelen, Lei Bu, Mario Delmar, Daniel P Judge
AIMS: Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia/Cardiomyopathy (ARVD/C) is often associated with desmosomal mutations. Recent studies suggest an interaction between the desmosome and sodium channel protein Nav1.5. We aimed to determine the prevalence and biophysical properties of mutations in SCN5A (the gene encoding Nav1.5) in ARVD/C. METHODS AND RESULTS: We performed whole-exome sequencing in six ARVD/C patients (33% male, 38.2 ± 12.1 years) without a desmosomal mutation...
January 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069669/refining-the-molecular-organization-of-the-cardiac-intercalated-disc
#8
Sarah H Vermij, Hugues Abriel, Toon A B van Veen
This review presents an extensively integrated model of the cardiac intercalated disc (ID), a highly orchestrated structure that connects adjacent cardiomyocytes. Classically, three main structures are distinguished: gap junctions (GJs) metabolically and electrically connect cytoplasm of adjacent cardiomyocytes; adherens junctions (AJs) connect the actin cytoskeleton of adjacent cells; and desmosomes function as cell anchors and connect intermediate filaments. Furthermore, ion channels reside in the ID. Mutations in ID proteins have been associated with cardiac arrhythmias such as Brugada syndrome and arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy...
March 1, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889952/effects-of-different-doses-of-2-3-dimercaptosuccinic-acid-modified-fe2-o3-nanoparticles-on-intercalated-discs-in-engineered-cardiac-tissues
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Yongchao Mou, Shuanghong Lv, Fei Xiong, Yao Han, Yuwei Zhao, Junjie Li, Ning Gu, Jin Zhou
Although iron oxide nanoparticles (IRONs) were applied in clinical magnetic resonance imaging in vivo and magnetic tissue engineering in vitro widely, the underlying effects of IRONs on the development of cardiomyocytes especially the intercellular junctions, intercalated discs (IDs), remain an unknown issue. Given the critical role of three-dimensional (3D) engineered cardiac tissues (ECTs) in evaluation of nanoparticles toxicology, it remained necessary to understand the effects of IRONs on IDs assembly of cardiomyocytes in 3D environment...
November 27, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769942/carbon-nanotube-composite-hydrogels-promote-intercalated-disc-assembly-in-engineered-cardiac-tissues-through-%C3%AE-1-integrin-mediated-fak-and-rhoa-pathway
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Hongyu Sun, Jiajia Tang, Yongchao Mou, Jing Zhou, Linlin Qu, Kayla Duval, Zhu Huang, Ning Lin, Ruiwu Dai, Chengxiao Liang, Zi Chen, Lijun Tang, Fuzhou Tian
Carbon nanotube (CNT)-based hydrogels have been shown to support cardiomyocyte growth and function. However, their role in cellular integrity among cardiomyocytes has not been studied in detail and the mechanisms underlying this process remain unclear. Here, single walled CNTs incorporated into gelatin with methacrylate anhydride (CNT/GelMA) hydrogels were utilized to construct cardiac tissues, which enhanced cardiomyocyte adhesion and maturation. Furthermore, through the use of immunohistochemical staining, transmission electron microscopy and intracellular calcium transient measurement, the incorporation of CNTs into the scaffolds was observed to markedly enhance the assembly and formation in the cardiac constructs...
October 18, 2016: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769725/structural-and-molecular-pathology-of%C3%A2-the%C3%A2-atrium-in-boxer-arrhythmogenic-right-ventricular-cardiomyopathy
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J Vila, R Pariaut, N S Moïse, E M Oxford, P R Fox, C A Reynolds, C Saelinger
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the expression and distribution of desmosomal and gap junction proteins of the intercalated disc in the atria of boxers with arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC). ANIMALS: Nineteen control dogs and 13 boxers with histopathologically confirmed ARVC. METHODS: Right and left atrial samples were examined using immunofluorescence and Western blots. The intercalated disc proteins investigated included total and phosphorylated connexin43 (Cx43 and pCx43), connexin45, connexin40, plakoglobin, plakophilin-2, desmoplakin, and N-cadherin...
February 2017: Journal of Veterinary Cardiology: the Official Journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27742062/isolated-left-ventricular-arrhythmogenic-cardiomyopathy-a-case-report
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Raimundo Barbosa-Barros, Andrés Ricardo Pérez-Riera, Luiz Carlos de Abreu, Ricardo Paulo de Sousa-Rocha, Danielli Oliveira da Costa Lino, Adrian Baranchuk, Li Zhang
Left ventricular involvement in the advanced stage of arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy (AC) is an evolution of this desmosomopathy. Mutation in intercalated discs explains the phenotypic variability. Abnormal trafficking of the intercalated discs at the site of end-to-end contacts between cardiomyocytes and the canonical Wnt/β-catenin and Hippo signaling pathways have been implicated. In AC, T-wave inversion in lateral leads is the hallmark of left ventricular (LV) involvement. We herein report a case of isolated LV AC in which the initial ECG has typical features: fragmented QRS (fQRS), Twave inversion (TWI) in lateral leads, and ventricular tachycardia from inferobasal LV wall...
January 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27723133/aunp-collagen-matrix-with-localized-stiffness-for-cardiac-tissue-engineering-enhancing-the-assembly-of-intercalated-discs-by-%C3%AE-1-integrin-mediated-signaling
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Yi Li, Xiaoli Shi, Lei Tian, Hongyu Sun, Yujing Wu, Xia Li, Jianjun Li, Yujie Wei, Xinxiao Han, Jiao Zhang, Xiaowei Jia, Rui Bai, Limin Jing, Peng Ding, Huiliang Liu, Dong Han
A schematic for the mechanism of accelerating the assembly of intercalated discs (IDs) in cardiac myocytes regulated by gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) is presented. AuNPs with local nanoscale stiffness in the substrate activate β1-integrin signaling, which mediates the activation of integrin-linked kinase (ILK) and its downstream signal kinase by stimulating expression of the transcription factors GATA4 and MEF-2c.
December 2016: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27715000/hybrid-n-alkylamine-intercalated-layered-titanates-for-solid-lubrication
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Pablo Gonzalez Rodriguez, Huiyu Yuan, Karin J H van den Nieuwenhuijzen, Walter Lette, Dik J Schipper, Johan E Ten Elshof
The intercalation of different primary n-alkylamines in the structure of a layered titanate of the lepidocrocite type (H1.07Ti1.73O4) for application in high temperature solid lubrication is reported. The intercalation process of the amines was explored by means of in-situ small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS), with variations in alkyl chain length (3 - 12 carbon atoms) and the ratio amine : titanate. The intercalation process was found to be completed within 5 min after mixing of the precursors in water at 80 °C...
October 7, 2016: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27686667/characterization-of-the-functional-and-anatomical-differences-in-the-atrial-and-ventricular-myocardium-from-three-species-of-elasmobranch-fishes-smooth-dogfish-mustelus-canis-sandbar-shark-carcharhinus-plumbeus-and-clearnose-skate-raja-eglanteria
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Julie Larsen, Peter Bushnell, John Steffensen, Morten Pedersen, Klaus Qvortrup, Richard Brill
We assessed the functional properties in atrial and ventricular myocardium (using isolated cardiac strips) of smooth dogfish (Mustelus canis), clearnose skate (Raja eglanteria), and sandbar shark (Carcharhinus plumbeus) by blocking Ca(2+) release from the sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) with ryanodine and thapsigargin and measuring the resultant changes in contraction-relaxation parameters and the force-frequency relationship at 20 °C and 30 °C. We also examined ultrastructural differences with electron microscopy...
February 2017: Journal of Comparative Physiology. B, Biochemical, Systemic, and Environmental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27639425/sarcomeric-lesions-and-remodeling-proximal-to-intercalated-disks-in-overload-induced-cardiac-hypertrophy
#16
Sied Kebir, Zacharias Orfanos, Julia Schuld, Markus Linhart, Christian Lamberz, Peter F M van der Ven, Jan Schrickel, Gregor Kirfel, Dieter O Fürst, Rainer Meyer
Pressure overload induces cardiac remodeling involving both the contractile machinery and intercalated disks (IDs). Filamin C (FlnC) and Xin actin-binding repeat-containing proteins (XIRPs) are multi-adapters localizing in IDs of higher vertebrates. Knockout of the gene encoding Xin (Xirp1) in mice leads to a mild cardiac phenotype with ID mislocalization. In order to amplify this phenotype, we performed transverse aortic constriction (TAC) on control and Xirp1-deficient mice. TAC induced similar left ventricular hypertrophy in both genotypes, suggesting that the lack of Xin does not lead to higher susceptibility to cardiac overload...
October 15, 2016: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27617087/arrhythmogenic-cardiomyopathy-electrical-and-structural-phenotypes
#17
Deniz Akdis, Corinna Brunckhorst, Firat Duru, Ardan M Saguner
This overview gives an update on the molecular mechanisms, clinical manifestations, diagnosis and therapy of arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy (ACM). ACM is mostly hereditary and associated with mutations in genes encoding proteins of the intercalated disc. Three subtypes have been proposed: the classical right-dominant subtype generally referred to as ARVC/D, biventricular forms with early biventricular involvement and left-dominant subtypes with predominant LV involvement. Typical symptoms include palpitations, arrhythmic (pre)syncope and sudden cardiac arrest due to ventricular arrhythmias, which typically occur in athletes...
August 2016: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27561386/bubr1-insufficiency-impairs-liver-regeneration-in-aged-mice-after-hepatectomy-through-intercalated-disc-abnormality
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Ayae Ikawa-Yoshida, Takuya Matsumoto, Shinji Okano, Yukihiko Aoyagi, Yutaka Matsubara, Tadashi Furuyama, Yoshimichi Nakatsu, Teruhisa Tsuzuki, Mitsuho Onimaru, Tomoko Ohkusa, Masatoshi Nomura, Yoshihiko Maehara
A delay in liver regeneration after partial hepatectomy (PHx) leads to acute liver injury, and such delays are frequently observed in aged patients. BubR1 (budding uninhibited by benzimidazole-related 1) controls chromosome mitotic segregation through the spindle assembly checkpoint, and BubR1 down-regulation promotes aging-associated phenotypes. In this study we investigated the effects of BubR1 insufficiency on liver regeneration in mice. Low-BubR1-expressing mutant (BubR1(L/L)) mice had a delayed recovery of the liver weight-to-body weight ratio and increased liver deviation enzyme levels after PHx...
2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27510622/potassium-channels-in-the-cx43-gap-junction-perinexus-modulate-ephaptic-coupling-an-experimental-and-modeling-study
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Rengasayee Veeraraghavan, Joyce Lin, James P Keener, Robert Gourdie, Steven Poelzing
It was recently demonstrated that cardiac sodium channels (Nav1.5) localized at the perinexus, an intercalated disc (ID) nanodomain associated with gap junctions (GJ), may contribute to electrical coupling between cardiac myocytes via an ephaptic mechanism. Impairment of ephaptic coupling by acute interstitial edema (AIE)-induced swelling of the perinexus was associated with arrhythmogenic, anisotropic conduction slowing. Given that Kir2.1 has also recently been reported to localize at intercalated discs, we hypothesized that Kir2...
October 2016: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27503891/differential-lipid-binding-of-vinculin-isoforms-promotes-quasi-equivalent-dimerization
#20
Krishna Chinthalapudi, Erumbi S Rangarajan, David T Brown, Tina Izard
The main cause of death globally remains debilitating heart conditions, such as dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), which are often due to mutations of specific components of adhesion complexes. Vinculin regulates these complexes and plays essential roles in intercalated discs that are necessary for muscle cell function and coordinated movement and in the development and function of the heart. Humans bearing familial or sporadic mutations in vinculin suffer from chronic, progressively debilitating DCM that ultimately leads to cardiac failure and death, whereas autosomal dominant mutations in vinculin can also provoke HCM, causing acute cardiac failure...
August 23, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
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