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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530480/ultrasonographic-and-histological-evaluation-of-the-effects-of-long-term-carotid-catheterization-on-cardiac-function-in-nmri-mice
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Anne C Teilmann, Morten B Thomsen, Elizabeth A Ihms, Nathan Pate, Jann Hau, Klas Abelson
Catheterization of laboratory mice is commonly performed in biomedical research to infuse substances and for blood sampling. One approach is to catheterize the right common carotid artery and advance the catheter until the tip is positioned in the aorta or the proximal brachiocephalic trunk. Owing to the small body size of the mouse, a catheter tends to occupy a great part of even the larger vessel lumens, and this may increase vascular resistance with potential pathophysiological impacts on the heart. The present study compared cardiac function of catheterized mice, with catheter tip placement in the brachiocephalic trunk, with sham-operated mice and non-operated control mice...
January 1, 2017: Laboratory Animals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528655/pulmonary-flow-as-an-improved-method-for-determining-cardiac-output-in-mice-after-myocardial-infarction
#2
Mathew J Platt, Jason S Huber, Keith R Brunt, Jeremy A Simpson
BACKGROUND: Echocardiography is a valuable noninvasive technique to estimate cardiac output (CO) from the left ventricle (LV) not only in clinical practice but also in small-animal experiments. CO is used to grade cardiac function and is especially important when investigating cardiac injury (e.g., myocardial infarction [MI]). Critically, MI deforms the LV, invalidating the assumptions fundamental to calculating of cardiac volumes directly from the LV. Thus, the purpose of this study was to determine if Doppler-derived blood flow through the pulmonary trunk (pulmonary flow [PF]) was an improved method over conventional LV-dependent echocardiography to accurately determine CO after MI...
June 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526706/cardiac-hyporesponsiveness-in-severe-sepsis-is-associated-with-nitric-oxide-dependent-activation-of-g-protein-receptor-kinase
#3
Daniela Dal-Secco, Silvia DalBó, Natalia E S Lautherbach, Fábio N Gava, Mara Rubia Nunes Celes, Patricia Oliveira Benedet, Adriana H Souza, Juliana Akinaga, Vanessa Lima, Katiussia P Silva, Luiz Ricardo A Kiguti, Marcos A Rossi, Isis do Carmo Kettelhut, André Sampaio Pupo, Fernando Queiroz Cunha, Jamil Assreuy
G protein-coupled receptor kinase isoform 2 (GRK2) has a critical role in physiological and pharmacological responses to endogenous and exogenous substances. Sepsis causes an important cardiovascular dysfunction in which nitric oxide (NO) has a relevant role. The present study aimed to assess the putative effect of inducible NO synthase (NOS-2)-derived NO on the activity of GRK2 in the context of septic cardiac dysfunction. C57BL/6 mice were submitted to severe septic injury by cecal ligation and puncture (CLP)...
May 19, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526544/interleukin-18-gene-deletion-protects-against-sepsis-induced-cardiac-dysfunction-by-inhibiting-pp2a-activity
#4
Yoshitaka Okuhara, Shunichi Yokoe, Toshihiro Iwasaku, Akiyo Eguchi, Koichi Nishimura, Wen Li, Makiko Oboshi, Yoshiro Naito, Toshiaki Mano, Michio Asahi, Haruki Okamura, Tohru Masuyama, Shinichi Hirotani
BACKGROUND: Interleukin-18 (IL-18) neutralization protects against lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced injuries, including myocardial dysfunction. However, the mechanism is yet to be fully elucidated. The aim of the present study was to determine whether IL-18 gene deletion prevents sepsis-induced cardiac dysfunction and to elucidate the potential mechanisms underlying IL-18-mediated cardiotoxicity by LPS. METHODS AND RESULTS: Ten-week-old male wild-type (WT) and IL-18 knockout (IL-18 KO) mice were intraperitoneally administered LPS...
May 4, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524834/wild-type-p53-induced-phosphatase-1-deficiency-exacerbates-myocardial-infarction-induced-ischemic-injury
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Ke-Mei Liu, Hai-Hong Zhang, Ya-Nan Wang, Lian-Mei Wang, Hong-Yu Chen, Cai-Feng Long, Lian-Feng Zhang, Hong-Bing Zhang, Hong-Bing Yan
BACKGROUND: Myocardial infarction (MI) is a major disease burden. Wild-type p53-induced phosphatase 1 (Wip1) has been studied extensively in the context of cancer and the regulation of different types of stem cells, but the role of Wip1 in cardiac adaptation to MI is unknown. We investigated the significance of Wip1 in a mouse model of MI. METHODS: The study began in June 2014 and was completed in July 2016. We compared Wip1-knockout (Wip1-KO) mice and wild-type (WT) mice to determine changes in cardiac function and survival in response to MI...
June 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515695/chronic-endurance-exercise-impairs-cardiac-structure-and-function-in-middle-aged-mice-with-impaired-nrf2-signaling
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Gobinath Shanmugam, Madhusudhanan Narasimhan, Robbie L Conley, Thiagarajan Sairam, Ashutosh Kumar, Ronald P Mason, Ramalingam Sankaran, John R Hoidal, Namakkal S Rajasekaran
Nuclear factor erythroid 2 related factor 2 (Nrf2) signaling maintains the redox homeostasis and its activation is shown to suppress cardiac maladaptation. Earlier we reported that acute endurance exercise (2 days) evoked antioxidant cytoprotection in young WT animals but not in aged WT animals. However, the effect of repeated endurance exercise during biologic aging (WT) characterized by an inherent deterioration in Nrf2 signaling and pathological aging (pronounced oxidative susceptibility-Nrf2 absence) in the myocardium remains elusive...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511858/reduced-myocardial-reserve-in-young-x-linked-muscular-dystrophy-mice-diagnosed-by-two-dimensional-strain-analysis-combined-with%C3%A2-stress-echocardiography
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Zhenzhou Li, Ying Li, Li Zhang, Xiaoying Zhang, Rebecca Sullivan, Xiaojie Ai, Christopher Szeto, Angela Cai, Longjian Liu, Weidong Xiao, Quanshui Li, Shuping Ge, Xiongwen Chen
BACKGROUND: Early, sensitive, and reproducible evaluation of left ventricular function is imperative for the diagnosis of cardiac dysfunction in patients with Duchene muscular dystrophy. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that combining two-dimensional strain analysis with catecholamine stress could be a sensitive method for detecting early cardiac dysfunction. METHODS: Mdx (C57BL/10ScSn-Dmdmdx/J, a mouse model of DMD) and control (C57BL/10ScSn) mice were studied with conventional M-mode and high-frequency ultrasound-based two-dimensional speckle-tracking echocardiography using long- and short-axis images of the left ventricle at baseline and after intraperitoneal isoprenaline (ISO) administration (2 μg/g body weight)...
May 13, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507082/association-between-diffuse-myocardial-fibrosis-and-diastolic-dysfunction-in-sickle-cell-anemia
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Omar Niss, Robert Fleck, Fowe Makue, Tarek Alsaied, Payal Desai, Jeffrey A Towbin, Punam Malik, Michael D Taylor, Charles T Quinn
Sickle cell anemia (SCA)-related cardiomyopathy is characterized by diastolic dysfunction and hyperdynamic features. Diastolic dysfunction portends early mortality in SCA. Diastolic dysfunction is associated with microscopic myocardial fibrosis in SCA mice, but the cause of diastolic dysfunction in humans with SCA is unknown. We used cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) measurements of extracellular volume fraction (ECV) to discover and quantify diffuse myocardial fibrosis in 25 individuals with SCA (mean age 23±13 years), and determine the association between diffuse myocardial fibrosis and diastolic dysfunction...
May 15, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504408/kv1-3-channels-facilitate-the-connection-between-metabolism-and-blood-flow-in-the-heart
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Vahagn Ohanyan, Liya Yin, Raffi Bardakjian, Christopher Kolz, Molly Enrick, Tatevik Hakobyan, Jordan Luli, Kathleen Graham, Mohamed Khayata, Suzanna Logan, John Kmetz, William M Chilian
The connection between metabolism and flow in the heart, metabolic dilation, is essential for cardiac function. We recently found redox-sensitive Kv1.5 channels play a role in coronary metabolic dilation; however, more than one ion channel likely plays a role in this process as animals null for these channels still showed limited coronary metabolic dilation. Accordingly, we examined the role of another Kv1 family channel, the energetically linked Kv1.3 channel, in coronary metabolic dilation. We measured myocardial blood flow (contrast echocardiography) during norepinephrine-induced increases in cardiac work (heart rate x mean arterial pressure) in WT, WT mice given correolide (preferential Kv1...
May 2017: Microcirculation: the Official Journal of the Microcirculatory Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503736/hydrogen-sulfide-pretreatment-improves-mitochondrial-function-in-myocardial-hypertrophy-via-a-sirt3-dependent-manner
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Guoliang Meng, Jieqiong Liu, Shangmin Liu, Qiuyi Song, Lulu Liu, Liping Xie, Yi Han, Yong Ji
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Hydrogen sulfide (H2 S) is a gaseous signal molecule with anti-oxidative ability. Sirtuin 3 (SIRT3) is closely associated with mitochondrial function and oxidative stress. The study was to investigate whether and how H2 S improved myocardial hypertrophy via a SIRT3-dependent manner. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH Neonatal rat cardiomyocytes were pre-treated with NaHS (50 μM) for 4 h followed by angiotensin II (Ang II, 100 nM) for 24 h. SIRT3 was silenced with siRNA technology. SIRT 3 promoter activity and expression, cell surface, hypertrophic gene mRNA expression, mitochondrial oxygen consumption rate and membrane potential were measured...
May 15, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490840/toll-like-receptor-9-promotes-survival-in-serca2a-ko-heart-failure-mice
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Yangchen Dhondup, Ivar Sjaastad, Øystein Sandanger, Jan Magnus Aronsen, Muhammad Shakil Ahmed, Håvard Attramadal, Alexandra Vanessa Finsen, Lili Zhang, Trine Ranheim, Katrine Alfsnes, Pål Aukrust, Geir Christensen, Arne Yndestad, Leif Erik Vinge
Aim. Inflammation is important in heart failure (HF). The role of the immune receptor toll-like receptor 9 (TLR9) in HF is not understood and not investigated in diastolic HF. We investigated the role of TLR9 in a murine diastolic HF model caused by cardiomyocyte SERCA2a excision. Methods and Results. We crossed SERCA2a KO and TLR9 KO mice to generate four mouse lines. Tamoxifen-induced cardiomyocyte SERCA2a gene excision was carried out in mice, causing diastolic HF. After 7.6 weeks, cardiac functions and dimensions were analyzed by echocardiography and heart tissues were processed...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487469/phosphoinositide-3-kinase-p110%C3%AE-gene-delivery-limits-diabetes-induced-cardiac-nadph-oxidase-and-cardiomyopathy-in-a-mouse-model-with-established-diastolic-dysfunction
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Darnel Prakoso, Miles J DeBlasio, Chengxue Qin, Sarah Rosli, Helen Kiriazis, Hongwei Qian, Xiao-Jun Du, Kate L Weeks, Paul Gregorevic, Julie R McMullen, Rebecca H Ritchie
Phosphoinositide 3-kinase [PI3K (p110α)] is able to negatively regulate the diabetes-induced increase in NADPH oxidase in the heart. Patients affected by diabetes exhibit significant cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, at least in part due to a cardiomyopathy characterised by oxidative stress and left ventricular (LV) dysfunction. Thus, PI3K (p110α) may represent a novel approach to protect the heart from diabetes-induced cardiac oxidative stress and dysfunction. In the current study, we investigated the therapeutic potential of a delayed intervention with cardiac-targeted PI3K gene therapy, administered to mice with established diabetes-induced LV diastolic dysfunction...
May 9, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487150/opening-of-calcium-activated-potassium-channels-improves-long-term-left-ventricular-function-after-coronary-artery-occlusion-in-mice
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Friederike Behmenburg, Nina Hölscher, Ulrich Flögel, Markus W Hollmann, André Heinen, Ragnar Huhn
BACKGROUND: Opening of mitochondrial calcium-activated potassium channels (BKCa) reduces infarct size after myocardial ischemia/reperfusion injury (I/R). It is unknown if targeting BKCa-channels improves cardiac performance in the long-term after I/R. METHODS: Experiments were conducted in compliance with institutional and national guidelines in C57BL/6 mice (n=7-8/group). Animals were randomized into two groups. Preconditioning was induced by intraperitoneal application of NS1619 (NS, 1μg/g bw) 10min before ischemia, control animals (Con) received the vehicle...
April 27, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485793/lipoxin-a4-mitigates-experimental-autoimmune-myocarditis-by-regulating-inflammatory-response-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-pi3k-akt-signaling-pathway-in-mice
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Y Shi, H Pan, H-Z Zhang, X-Y Zhao, J Jin, H-Y Wang
OBJECTIVE: Myocarditis, an acute inflammation disease of the heart, is a potentially lethal disease and can lead to sudden death. This study aims to investigate the therapeutic effect of lipoxin A4 (LXA4) on experimental autoimmune myocarditis (EAM) and to explore the underlying mechanism. MATERIALS AND METHODS: EAM was induced in BALB/c mice by injection of porcine cardiac myosin and LAX4 at doses of 10 or 50 μg/kg was administrated from day 1 to 21. The severity of myocarditis was evaluated by detection of heart weight/body weight (HW/BW) ratio and histopathological examination of the heart...
April 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481959/trpv2-knockout-mice-demonstrate-an-improved-cardiac-performance-following-myocardial-infarction-due-to-attenuated-activity-of-peri-infarct-macrophages
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Michal Entin-Meer, Lena Cohen, Einat Hertzberg-Bigelman, Ran Levy, Jeremy Ben-Shoshan, Gad Keren
BACKGROUND: We have recently shown that the expression of the transient receptor potential vanilloid 2 channel, TRPV2, is upregulated in the peri-infarct zone 3-5 days following an acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Further analysis has demonstrated that invading monocytes maturing to macrophages merely harbor the documented elevated expression of this channel. PURPOSE: Assess cardiac function in TRPV2-KO mice compared to TRPV2-WT following AMI and analyze the potential involvement of TRPV2-expressing macrophages in the recovery process...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480597/melatonin-protects-against-diabetic-cardiomyopathy-through-mst1-sirt3-signaling
#16
Mingming Zhang, Jie Lin, Shanjie Wang, Zheng Cheng, Jianqiang Hu, Tingting Wang, Wanrong Man, Tao Yin, Wenyi Guo, Erhe Gao, Russel J Reiter, Haichang Wang, Dongdong Sun
The present study investigated the effects of melatonin on diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM) and determined the underlying mechanisms. Echocardiography indicated that melatonin notably mitigated the adverse left ventricle remodeling and alleviated cardiac dysfunction in DCM. The mechanisms were attributed to increased autophagy, reduced apoptosis and alleviated mitochondrial dysfunction. Furthermore, melatonin inhibited Mst1 phosphorylation and promoted Sirt3 expression in DCM. These results indicated that melatonin may exert its effects through Mst1/ Sirt3 signaling...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Pineal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472392/lung-ultrasound-as-a-translational-approach-for-non-invasive-assessment-of-heart-failure-with-reduced-or-preserved-ejection-fraction-in-mice
#17
María Villalba-Orero, Marina M López-Olañeta, Esther González-López, Laura Padrón-Barthe, Jesús M Gómez-Salinero, Jaime García-Prieto, Timothy Wai, Pablo García-Pavía, Borja Ibáñez, Luis J Jiménez-Borreguero, Enrique Lara-Pezzi
Methods and results: ─ We used LUS to study HF in a mouse model of systolic dysfunction, dilated cardiomyopathy, and in a mouse model of diastolic dysfunction, diabetic cardiomyopathy. LUS proved to be a reliable and reproducible tool to detect pulmonary congestion in mice. The combination of LUS and echocardiography allowed discriminating those mice that develop HF from those that do not, even in the presence of evident cardiac dysfunction. The study showed that LUS can be used to identify the onset of HF decompensation and to evaluate the efficacy of therapies for this syndrome...
May 4, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469770/fgf-16-protects-against-adverse-cardiac-remodeling-in-the-infarct-diabetic-heart
#18
Yanyan Hu, Li Li, Lin Shen, Haiqing Gao, Fei Yu, Wenbin Yin, Wei Liu
Till now, no functional studies for FGF-16 in diabetic heart have been reported. Therefore, this study aims to evaluate the potential function of FGF-16 in inhibiting adverse cardiac remodeling in post myocardial infarction (MI) of diabetic heart. We investigated the role of fibroblast growth factor-16 (FGF-16) in post-MI remodeling and role of cardio-protection in the diabetic infarct heart. Adult db/db diabetic mice were assigned to sham group, MI group and MI+FGF-16 group, respectively. MI group was induced by permanent coronary artery ligation, and the mice were subjected to 2D trans-thoracic echocardiography 2-4 weeks post-surgery...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467684/cardiac-contractility-motor-function-and-cross-bridge-kinetics-in-n47k-rlc-mutant-mice
#19
Li Wang, Katarzyna Kazmierczak, Chen-Ching Yuan, Sunil Yadav, Masataka Kawai, Danuta Szczesna-Cordary
We have investigated the physiology and mechanical profiles of skinned papillary muscle fibers from transgenic mice expressing the N47K mutation in the myosin regulatory light chain (RLC), shown to cause hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in humans. The results were compared with wild-type (WT) mice, both expressing the human ventricular RLC. Rate constants of a cross-bridge (XB) cycle were deduced from tension transients induced by sinusoidal length changes during maximal Ca(2+) activation, and were studied as a function of MgATP, MgADP, and Pi concentrations...
May 3, 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462515/tab3-defect-induces-augmented-cardioprotection-loss-from-ischemic-injury
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Yang Sheng, Changfu Xu, Wenping Zeng
The transforming growth factor β-activated kinase-binding protein 3 (TAB3) plays a crucial role in modulating cell apoptosis and proliferation in many diseases, including hepatocellular carcinoma, lung cancer and intracerebral hemorrhage. However, the functional role of TAB3 in the heart is not well reported. In our study, we first investigated the role of TAB3 in ischaemia heart diseases. For in vitro studies, cardiomyocytes were isolated from both TAB3 knockout (KO) and WT mice, and the apoptosis ratios were tested after a 48-h ischaemic stimulation...
April 29, 2017: Cell Biology International
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