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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640972/understanding-adaptogenic-activity-specificity-of-the-pharmacological-action-of-adaptogens-and-other-phytochemicals
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REVIEW
Alexander Panossian
Adaptogens are stress-response modifiers that increase an organism's nonspecific resistance to stress by increasing its ability to adapt and survive. The classical reductionist model is insufficiently complex to explain the mechanistic aspects of the physiological notion of "adaptability" and the adaptogenic activity of adaptogens. Here, I demonstrate that (1) the mechanisms of action of adaptogens are impossible to rationally describe using the reductionist concept of pharmacology, whereas the network pharmacology approach is the most suitable method; and (2) the principles of systems biology and pharmacological networks appear to be more suitable for conceptualizing adaptogen function and are applicable to any phytochemical...
June 22, 2017: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637178/the-at04a-vaccine-against-proprotein-convertase-subtilisin-kexin-type-9-reduces-total-cholesterol-vascular-inflammation-and-atherosclerosis-in-apoe-3leiden-cetp-mice
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Christine Landlinger, Marianne G Pouwer, Claudia Juno, José W A van der Hoorn, Elsbet J Pieterman, J Wouter Jukema, Guenther Staffler, Hans M G Princen, Gergana Galabova
Aims: Proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) has emerged as a promising therapeutic target for the treatment of hypercholesterolaemia and atherosclerosis. PCSK9 binds to the low density lipoprotein receptor and enhances its degradation, which leads to the reduced clearance of low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDLc) and a higher risk of atherosclerosis. In this study, the AT04A anti-PCSK9 vaccine was evaluated for its therapeutic potential in ameliorating or even preventing coronary heart disease in the atherogenic APOE*3Leiden...
June 19, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634421/the-role-of-von-willebrand-factor-in-vascular-inflammation-from-pathogenesis-to-targeted-therapy
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REVIEW
Felice Gragnano, Simona Sperlongano, Enrica Golia, Francesco Natale, Renatomaria Bianchi, Mario Crisci, Fabio Fimiani, Ivana Pariggiano, Vincenzo Diana, Andreina Carbone, Arturo Cesaro, Claudia Concilio, Giuseppe Limongelli, Mariagiovanna Russo, Paolo Calabrò
Beyond its role in hemostasis, von Willebrand factor (VWF) is an emerging mediator of vascular inflammation. Recent studies highlight the involvement of VWF and its regulator, ADAMTS13, in mechanisms that underlie vascular inflammation and immunothrombosis, like leukocyte rolling, adhesion, and extravasation; vascular permeability; ischemia/reperfusion injury; complements activation; and NETosis. The VWF/ADAMTS13 axis is implicated in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis, promoting plaque formation and inflammation through macrophage and neutrophil recruitment in inflamed lesions...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634267/30-years-of-the-mineralocorticoid-receptor-the-role-of-the-mineralocorticoid-receptor-in-the-vasculature
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REVIEW
Jennifer J DuPont, Iris Z Jaffe
Since the mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) was cloned 30 years ago, it has become clear that MR is expressed in extra-renal tissues, including the cardiovascular system, where it is expressed in all cells of the vasculature. Understanding the role of MR in the vasculature has been of particular interest as clinical trials show that MR antagonism improves cardiovascular outcomes out of proportion to changes in blood pressure. The last 30 years of research have demonstrated that MR is a functional hormone-activated transcription factor in vascular smooth muscle cells and endothelial cells...
July 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630603/elevated-il-37-levels-in-the-plasma-of-patients-with-severe-coronary-artery-calcification
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Meng Chai, Hai-Tao Zhang, Yu-Jie Zhou, Qing-Wei Ji, Qing Yang, Yu-Yang Liu, Ying-Xin Zhao, Dong-Mei Shi, Wei Liu, Li-Xia Yang, Lin-Lin Zhang, Jing Liang
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery calcification (CAC) is a predictor of cardiovascular events and plaque burden and is closely associated with chronic inflammation. Interleukin (IL)-37 is a newly discovered member of the IL-1 family and is considered an anti-inflammatory cytokine. Our recent study on mice indicated that IL-37 could attenuate atherosclerosis and vascular calcification, which suggests that IL-37 could be associated with the development of atherosclerosis and related diseases...
May 2017: Journal of Geriatric Cardiology: JGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627961/microsomal-prostaglandin-e2-synthase-1-inhibitors-a-patent-review
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Anastasia Psarra, Aikaterini Nikolaou, Maroula G Kokotou, Dimitris Limnios, George Kokotos
Microsomal prostaglandin E2 synthase-1 (mPGES-1) catalyzes the terminal step of prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) generation. It is strongly upregulated in inflamed tissues and overexpressed in tumors and it has been recognized as a key enzyme in inflammatory diseases such as arthritis, atherosclerosis, stroke and cancer. Thus, a great effort has been devoted in developing synthetic mPGES-1 inhibitors as novel anti-inflammatory agents. Areas covered: This review article summarizes the mPGES-1 inhibitors presented in patent literature from 2000 to August 2016 and their biological evaluation, discussing their activities in vitro and in vivo...
June 19, 2017: Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Patents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626046/perpetual-change-autophagy-the-endothelium-and-response-to-vascular-injury
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REVIEW
Ulka Sachdev, Michael T Lotze
Current studies of vascular health, aging, and autophagy emphasize how the endothelium adapts to stress and contributes to disease. The endothelium is far from an inert barrier to blood-borne cells, pathogens, and chemical signals; rather, it actively translates circulating mediators into tissue responses, changing rapidly in response to physiologic stressors. Macroautophagy-the cellular ingestion of effete organelles and protein aggregates to provide anabolic substrates to fuel bioenergetics in times of stress-plays an important role in endothelial cell homeostasis, vascular remodeling, and disease...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624810/the-p38-pathway-a-major-pleiotropic-cascade-that-transduces-stress-and-metastatic-signals-in-endothelial-cells
#8
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Isabelle Corre, François Paris, Jacques Huot
By gating the traffic of molecules and cells across the vessel wall, endothelial cells play a central role in regulating cardiovascular functions and systemic homeostasis and in modulating pathophysiological processes such as inflammation and immunity. Accordingly, the loss of endothelial cell integrity is associated with pathological disorders that include atherosclerosis and cancer. The p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) cascades are major signaling pathways that regulate several functions of endothelial cells in response to exogenous and endogenous stimuli including growth factors, stress and cytokines...
May 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624443/inhibitory-effect-of-trans-caryophyllene-tc-on-leukocyte-endothelial-attachment
#9
Zhen Zhang, Chunfeng Yang, Xinlun Dai, Yu Ao, Yumei Li
trans-Caryophyllene (TC) is a major component found in the essential oils of many spices and foods/medicinal plants. It is a natural sesquiterpene and has been the subject of numerous studies. However, the effects of TC on vascular inflammation remain unknown. In this study, we reported that TC treatment in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) prevented attachment of monocytic leukemia cell line THP-1 cells to endothelial cells. In addition, in vivo results indicate that TC inhibited macrophage infiltration to the aortic surface and reduced total serum levels of cholesterol and triglycerides...
June 14, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621675/the-regulation-of-immune-cells-by-lactobacilli-a-potential-therapeutic-target-for-anti-atherosclerosis-therapy
#10
REVIEW
Ya-Hui Ding, Lin-Yan Qian, Jie Pang, Jing-Yang Lin, Qiang Xu, Li-Hong Wang, Dong-Sheng Huang, Hai Zou
Atherosclerosis is an inflammatory disease regulated by several immune cells including lymphocytes, macrophages and dendritic cells. Gut probiotic bacteria like Lactobacilli have been shown immunomodificatory effects in the progression of atherogenesis. Some Lactobacillus stains can upregulate the activity of regulatory T-lymphocytes, suppress T-lymphocyte helper (Th) cells Th1, Th17, alter the Th1/Th2 ratio, influence the subsets ratio of M1/M2 macrophages, inhibit foam cell formation by suppressing macrophage phagocytosis of oxidized low-density lipoprotein, block the activation of the immune system with dendritic cells, which are expected to suppress the atherosclerosis-related inflammation...
June 2, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619997/cardiotonic-steroids-stimulate-macrophage-inflammatory-responses-through-a-pathway-involving-cd36-tlr4-and-na-k-atpase
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Yiliang Chen, Wenxin Huang, Moua Yang, Gang Xin, Weiguo Cui, Zijian Xie, Roy L Silverstein
OBJECTIVE: Circulating levels of cardiotonic steroids (CTS) are elevated in various chronic inflammatory conditions, but the role of CTS in inflammation remains largely unknown. We have previously shown that the CTS ouabain stimulates proinflammatory responses in murine macrophages. In this study, we aim to explore the mechanism how CTS induce proinflammatory responses in primary murine and human macrophages. APPROACH AND RESULTS: Using both murine peritoneal macrophages and human monocyte-derived macrophages, we demonstrated that ouabain activated NF-κB, leading to proinflammatory cytokine (eg, MCP-1, tumor necrosis factor-α, interleukin-1β, and interleukin-6) production...
June 15, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619112/docosahexaenoic-acid-regulates-vascular-endothelial-cell-function-and-prevents-cardiovascular-disease
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REVIEW
Kazuo Yamagata
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is present in high concentrations in salmon, herring, and trout. Epidemiologic studies have shown that high dietary consumption of these and other oily fish is associated with reduced rates of myocardial infarction, atherosclerosis, and other ischemic pathologies. Atherosclerosis is induced by inflammation and can lead to acute cardiovascular events and extensive plaque. DHA inhibits the development of inflammation in endothelial cells, alters the function and regulation of vascular biomarkers, and reduces cardiovascular risk...
June 15, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619058/the-regulatory-role-of-dpp4-in-atherosclerotic-disease
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REVIEW
Lihua Duan, Xiaoquan Rao, Chang Xia, Sanjay Rajagopalan, Jixin Zhong
The increasing prevalence of atherosclerosis has become a worldwide health concern. Although significant progress has been made in the understanding of atherosclerosis pathogenesis, the underlying mechanisms are not fully understood. Recent studies suggest dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP4), a regulator of inflammation and metabolism, may be involved in the development of atherosclerotic diseases. There has been increasing clinical and pre-clinical evidence showing DPP4-incretin axis is involved in cardiovascular disease...
June 15, 2017: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617818/proteome-profiling-in-il-1%C3%AE-and-vegf-activated-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells-delineates-the-interlink-between-inflammation-and-angiogenesis
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Thomas Mohr, Verena Haudek-Prinz, Astrid Slany, Johannes Grillari, Michael Micksche, Christopher Gerner
Endothelial cells represent major effectors in inflammation and angiogenesis, processes that drive a multitude of pathological states such as atherosclerosis and cancer. Both inflammation and angiogenesis are interconnected with each other in the sense that many pro-inflammatory proteins possess proangiogenic properties and vice versa. To elucidate this interplay further, we present a comparative proteome study of inflammatory and angiogenic activated endothelial cells. HUVEC were stimulated with interleukin 1-β and VEGF, respectively...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615349/cftr-protects-against-vascular-inflammation-and-atherogenesis-in-apolipoprotein-e-deficient-mice
#15
Zhengzhang Li, Zhe Shen, Haoping Xue, Shi Cheng, Qun Ji, Yutan Liu, Xiangjun Yang
Atherosclerosis is a chronic inflammatory disease of the vascular wall. Dysfunction of cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) has been shown to result in inflammatory responses in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. However, little is known about the role of CFTR in vascular inflammation and atherogenesis. Our results showed that CFTR was dominantly expressed in macrophages of atherosclerotic plaque and reduced in aorta and aortic sinus from atherosclerotic apolipoprotein E-deficient (apoE-/-) mice...
June 14, 2017: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611056/igf1-potentiates-the-pro-inflammatory-response-in-human-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-via-mapk
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Thalijn Liliana Catharina Wolters, Mihai Gheorghe Netea, Ad R Hermus, Jan Wa Smit, Romana T Netea-Maier
Introduction: Acromegaly is characterized by growth hormone (GH) and Insulin-like Growth Factor 1 (IGF1) excess and is accompanied by an increased cardiovascular diseases (CVD) risk. As innate immune responses are crucial in CVD development, and IGF1 is linked to subclinical inflammation, we hypothesized that GH/IGF1 excess contributes to CVD development via potentiating systemic inflammation. We aimed to assess the effects of GH/IGF1 on inflammatory cytokine production. Methods: Whole blood from acromegaly patients and healthy volunteers, and peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) from healthy volunteers were stimulated with Toll-like receptor (TLR) ligands, with or without adding GH or IGF1 (in PBMC)...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610945/atherosclerosis-associated-with-dynamic-inflammation-changes-after-multifactorial-intervention-in-short-duration-type-2-diabetes-a-randomized-controlled-10-year-follow-up-trial
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Chunhong Shi, Lili Men, Cuiping Yu, Junjie Yao, Ran Bai, Yu Yang, Lipeng Sun, Guohua Sun, Guirong Song, Yuhong Zhang, Qian Xing, Jianling Du
PURPOSE: To analyze the impact of dynamic changes in inflammation on atherosclerosis in short-duration type 2 diabetes after multifactorial intervention. METHODS: In this randomized controlled study, a total of 150 type 2 diabetes patients who had a mean age of 49.8±7.3years, 51% male, with disease duration <1year and without evidence of atherosclerosis were randomized into an intensive intervention group (IG), in which patients received multiple risk factors intervention by the special project team and tried to reach the pre-determined intervention goals, and a conventional group (CG), in which patients received standard diabetes care by the clinic doctor...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609685/palmitate-induces-vsmc-apoptosis-via-toll-like-receptor-tlr-4-ros-p53-pathway
#18
Yuanjun Zhang, Guanghao Xia, Yaqiong Zhang, Juxiang Liu, Xiaowei Liu, Weihua Li, Yaya Lv, Suhong Wei, Jing Liu, Jinxing Quan
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) has been implicated in vascular inflammation, as well as in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis and diabetes. Vascular smooth muscle cell (VSMC) apoptosis has been shown to induce plaque vulnerability in atherosclerosis. Previous studies reported that palmitate induced apoptosis in VSMCs; however, the role of TLR4 in palmitate-induced apoptosis in VSMCs has not yet been defined. In this study, we investigated whether or not palmitate-induced apoptosis depended on the activation of the TLR4 pathway...
June 3, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608285/the-glp-1-analogue-lixisenatide-decreases-atherosclerosis-in-insulin-resistant-mice-by-modulating-macrophage-phenotype
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Ángela Vinué, Jorge Navarro, Andrea Herrero-Cervera, Marta García-Cubas, Irene Andrés-Blasco, Sergio Martínez-Hervás, José T Real, Juan F Ascaso, Herminia González-Navarro
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Recent clinical studies indicate that glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) analogues prevent acute cardiovascular events in type 2 diabetes mellitus but their mechanisms remain unknown. In the present study, the impact of GLP-1 analogues and their potential underlying molecular mechanisms in insulin resistance and atherosclerosis are investigated. METHODS: Atherosclerosis development was evaluated in Apoe (-/-) Irs2 (+/-) mice, a mouse model of insulin resistance, the metabolic syndrome and atherosclerosis, treated with the GLP-1 analogues lixisenatide or liraglutide...
June 12, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607102/the-dendritic-cell-receptor-dngr-1-promotes-the-development-of-atherosclerosis-in-mice
#20
Yacine Haddad, Charlotte Lahoute, Marc Clément, Ludivine Laurans, Sarvenaz Metghalchi, Lynda Zeboudj, Andreas Giraud, Xavier Loyer, Marie Vandestienne, Julien Wain-Hobson, Bruno Esposito, Stephane Potteaux, Hafid Ait-Oufella, Alain Tedgui, Ziad Mallat, Soraya Taleb
Rationale: Necrotic core formation during the development of atherosclerosis is associated with a chronic inflammatory response and promotes accelerated plaque development and instability. However, the molecular links between necrosis and the development of atherosclerosis are not completely understood. C-type lectin receptor (Clec9a) or DNGR1 is preferentially expressed by the CD8α(+) subset of dendritic cells (CD8α(+)DCs) and is involved in sensing necrotic cells. We hypothesized that sensing of necrotic cells by DNGR1 plays a determinant role in the inflammatory response of atherosclerosis...
June 12, 2017: Circulation Research
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