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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071754/far-infrared-protects-vascular-endothelial-cells-from-advanced-glycation-end-products-induced-injury-via-plzf-mediated-autophagy-in-diabetic-mice
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Cheng-Hsien Chen, Tso-Hsiao Chen, Mei-Yi Wu, Tz-Chong Chou, Jia-Rung Chen, Meng-Jun Wei, San-Liang Lee, Li-Yu Hong, Cai-Mei Zheng, I-Jen Chiu, Yuh-Feng Lin, Ching-Min Hsu, Yung-Ho Hsu
The accumulation of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) in diabetic patients induces vascular endothelial injury. Promyelocytic leukemia zinc finger protein (PLZF) is a transcription factor that can be activated by low-temperature far-infrared (FIR) irradiation to exert beneficial effects on the vascular endothelium. In the present study, we investigated the influence of FIR-induced PLZF activation on AGE-induced endothelial injury both in vitro and in vivo. FIR irradiation inhibited AGE-induced apoptosis in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs)...
January 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063595/the-mitochondrial-targeted-peptide-ss-31-improves-glomerular-architecture-in-mice-of-advanced-age
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Mariya T Sweetwyne, Jeffrey W Pippin, Diana G Eng, Kelly L Hudkins, Ying Ann Chiao, Matthew D Campbell, David J Marcinek, Charles E Alpers, Hazel H Szeto, Peter S Rabinovitch, Stuart J Shankland
Although age-associated changes in kidney glomerular architecture have been described in mice and man, the mechanisms are unknown. It is unclear if these changes can be prevented or even reversed by systemic therapies administered at advanced age. Using light microscopy and transmission electron microscopy, our results showed glomerulosclerosis with injury to mitochondria in glomerular epithelial cells in mice aged 26 months (equivalent to a 79-year-old human). To test the hypothesis that reducing mitochondrial damage in late age would result in lowered glomerulosclerosis, we administered the mitochondrial targeted peptide, SS-31, to aged mice...
January 4, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061766/chemotherapy-induced-sinusoidal-injury-csi-score-a-novel-histologic-assessment-of-chemotherapy-related-hepatic-sinusoidal-injury-in-patients-with-colorectal-liver-metastasis
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Heather L Stevenson, Mariana M Prats, Eizaburo Sasatomi
BACKGROUND: Preoperative neoadjuvant therapy for colorectal liver metastases (CRLM) is increasing in use and can lead to chemotherapy-induced damage to sinusoidal integrity, namely sinusoidal obstruction syndrome (SOS). SOS has been associated with an increased need for intraoperative blood transfusions, increased length of hospitalization post-surgery, decreased tumor response, and a shorter overall survival after resection due to liver insufficiency. It is critical for clinicians and pathologists to be aware of this type of liver injury, and for pathologists to include the status of the background, non-neoplastic liver parenchyma in their pathology reports...
January 7, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055102/galectin-3-inhibition-by-a-small-molecule-inhibitor-reduces-both-pathological-corneal-neovascularization-and-fibrosis
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Wei-Sheng Chen, Zhiyi Cao, Hakon Leffler, Ulf J Nilsson, Noorjahan Panjwani
Purpose: Corneal neovascularization and scarring commonly lead to significant vision loss. This study was designed to determine whether a small-molecule inhibitor of galectin-3 can inhibit both corneal angiogenesis and fibrosis in experimental mouse models. Methods: Animal models of silver nitrate cautery and alkaline burn were used to induce mouse corneal angiogenesis and fibrosis, respectively. Corneas were treated with the galectin-3 inhibitor, 33DFTG, or vehicle alone and were processed for whole-mount immunofluorescence staining and Western blot analysis to quantify the density of blood vessels and markers of fibrosis...
January 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053878/microparticle-subpopulations-are-potential-markers-of-disease-progression-and-vascular-dysfunction-across-a-spectrum-of-connective-tissue-disease
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E M McCarthy, D Moreno-Martinez, F L Wilkinson, N J McHugh, I N Bruce, J D Pauling, M Y Alexander, B Parker
OBJECTIVE: Microparticles (MPs) are membrane-bound vesicles derived from vascular and intravascular cells such as endothelial cells (EMPs) and platelets (PMPs). We investigated EMP and PMP numbers across a spectrum of autoimmune rheumatic diseases (AIRDs) with the aim of comparing the levels of, and relationship between, EMPs and PMPs. METHODS: Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) (n = 24), Systemic Sclerosis (SSc) (n = 24), Primary Raynauds Phenomenon (RP) (n = 17) and "other CTD" (n = 15) (Primary Sjogrens Syndrome, UCTD or MCTD) as well as 15 healthy controls were recruited...
June 2017: BBA Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026829/retinol-binding-protein-4-rbp4-as-the-causative-factor-and-marker-of-vascular-injury-related-to-insulin-resistance
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Marcin Majerczyk, Magdalena Olszanecka-Glinianowicz, Monika Puzianowska-Kuźnicka, Jerzy Chudek
One of adipokines involved in the development of insulin resistance is retinol-binding protein 4(RBP4). The physiological role of RBP4 is transport of retinol from the liver to peripheral tissues. One of the first events related to the excessive visceral fat accumulation is the development of inflammation followed by hormonal adipose tissue dysfunction, including excessive RBP4 production. Reduced density of the membrane-type glucose transporter 4 (GLUT4) is considered as a direct cause for the stimulation of RBP4 release to the circulation by adipocytes...
December 21, 2016: Postȩpy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024299/the-role-of-fatty-acid-%C3%AE-oxidation-in-lymphangiogenesis
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Brian W Wong, Xingwu Wang, Annalisa Zecchin, Bernard Thienpont, Ivo Cornelissen, Joanna Kalucka, Melissa García-Caballero, Rindert Missiaen, Hongling Huang, Ulrike Brüning, Silvia Blacher, Stefan Vinckier, Jermaine Goveia, Marlen Knobloch, Hui Zhao, Cathrin Dierkes, Chenyan Shi, René Hägerling, Veronica Moral-Dardé, Sabine Wyns, Martin Lippens, Sebastian Jessberger, Sarah-Maria Fendt, Aernout Luttun, Agnès Noel, Friedemann Kiefer, Bart Ghesquière, Lieve Moons, Luc Schoonjans, Mieke Dewerchin, Guy Eelen, Diether Lambrechts, Peter Carmeliet
Lymphatic vessels are lined by lymphatic endothelial cells (LECs), and are critical for health. However, the role of metabolism in lymphatic development has not yet been elucidated. Here we report that in transgenic mouse models, LEC-specific loss of CPT1A, a rate-controlling enzyme in fatty acid β-oxidation, impairs lymphatic development. LECs use fatty acid β-oxidation to proliferate and for epigenetic regulation of lymphatic marker expression during LEC differentiation. Mechanistically, the transcription factor PROX1 upregulates CPT1A expression, which increases acetyl coenzyme A production dependent on fatty acid β-oxidation...
December 26, 2016: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28010025/evodiamine-prevents-isoproterenol-induced-cardiac-fibrosis-by-regulating-endothelial-to-mesenchymal-transition
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Xiao-Han Jiang, Qing-Qing Wu, Yang Xiao, Yuan Yuan, Zheng Yang, Zhou-Yan Bian, Wei Chang, Qi-Zhu Tang
Evodiamine, a major component of Evodia rutaecarpa, can protect the myocardium against injury induced by atherosclerosis and ischemia-reperfusion. However, the effect of evodiamine against cardiac fibrosis remains unclear. This study aims to investigate the possible effect and mechanism involved in the function of evodiamine on isoproterenol-induced cardiac fibrosis and endothelial-to-mesenchymal transition. Isoproterenol was used to induce cardiac fibrosis in mice, and evodiamine was gavaged simultaneously...
December 23, 2016: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007459/endothelial-markers-are-associated-with-pancreatic-necrosis-and-overall-prognosis-in-acute-pancreatitis-a-preliminary-cohort-study
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Yizhe Chen, Lu Ke, Lei Meng, Qi Yang, Zhihui Tong, Yiyuan Pan, Weiqin Li, Jieshou Li
BACKGROUND: Endothelial injury is believed to play an important role in the evolution of pancreatic microcirculatory dysfunction and pancreatic necrosis (PN) in patients with acute pancreatitis (AP). The aim of this study was to investigate the role of three endothelial markers (von Willebrand factor, vWF; E-selectin; endothelial protein C receptor, EPCR) in the early phase of AP, especially the relationship between endothelial markers and PN. METHODS: From March 2015 to March 2016, 57 AP patients admitted within 72 h of symptom onset in our hospital were included for this study...
December 15, 2016: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006020/albuminuria-is-associated-with-open-angle-glaucoma-in-nondiabetic-korean-subjects-a-cross-sectional-study
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Gyu Ah Kim, Se Hee Park, Jaesang Ko, Si Hyung Lee, Hyoung Won Bae, Gong Je Seong, Chan Yun Kim
OBJECTIVE: Systemic vascular dysfunction has been suggested to contribute to glaucomatous damage. Albuminuria is a surrogate marker of endothelial injury, including vessels. However, their relationship is not well understood. This study aimed to investigate the association between albuminuria and the prevalence of open-angle glaucoma (OAG) in nondiabetic subjects. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study of 4186 nondiabetic participants aged 19 years or older from the 2011-2012 Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004242/targeted-myocardial-delivery-of-gdf11-gene-rejuvenates-the-aged-mouse-heart-and-enhances-myocardial-regeneration-after-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
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Guo-Qing Du, Zheng-Bo Shao, Jie Wu, Wen-Juan Yin, Shu-Hong Li, Jun Wu, Richard D Weisel, Jia-Wei Tian, Ren-Ke Li
Ischemic cardiac injury is the main contributor to heart failure, and the regenerative capacity of intrinsic stem cells plays an important role in tissue repair after injury. However, stem cells in aged individuals have reduced regenerative potential and aged tissues lack the capacity to renew. Growth differentiation factor 11 (GDF11), from the activin-transforming growth factor β superfamily, has been shown to promote stem cell activity and rejuvenation. We carried out non-invasive targeted delivery of the GDF11 gene to the heart using ultrasound-targeted microbubble destruction (UTMD) and cationic microbubble (CMB) to investigate the ability of GDF11 to rejuvenate the aged heart and improve tissue regeneration after injury...
January 2017: Basic Research in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002439/dexrazoxane-shows-no-protective-effect-in-the-acute-phase-of-reperfusion-during-myocardial-infarction-in-pigs
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Pranitha Kamat, Stijn Vandenberghe, Stephan Christen, Anjan K Bongoni, Bernhard Meier, Robert Rieben, Ahmed A Khattab
Calcium and iron overload participate in the mechanisms of ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury during myocardial infarction (MI). Calcium overload induces cardiomyocyte death by hypercontraction, while iron catalyses generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS). We therefore hypothesized that dexrazoxane, an intracellular metal chelator, would attenuate I/R injury. MI was induced in pigs by occlusion of the left anterior descending artery for 1 hour followed by 2 hours reperfusion. Thirty minutes before reperfusion either 5 mg/ml dexrazoxane (n = 5) or saline (n = 5) was infused intravenously...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000870/quercetin-alleviates-cell-apoptosis-and-inflammation-via-the-er-stress-pathway-in-vascular-endothelial-cells-cultured-in-high-concentrations-of-glucosamine
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Xiaxia Cai, Lei Bao, Ye Ding, Xiaoqian Dai, Zhaofeng Zhang, Yong Li
Glucosamine is a possible cause of vascular endothelial injury in the initial stages of atherosclerosis, through endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress resulting in fatty streaks in the vascular wall. Quercetin is an anti‑diabetic and cardiovascular protective agent that has previously been demonstrated to reduce ER stress in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs). The present study aimed to investigate whether quercetin prevents glucosamine‑induced apoptosis and inflammation via ER stress pathway in HUVECs...
February 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000132/biomarkers-of-glycocalyx-injury-are-associated-with-delayed-cerebral-ischemia-following-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-a-case-series-supporting-a-new-hypothesis
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Josh D Bell, Shawn G Rhind, Alex P Di Battista, R Loch Macdonald, Andrew J Baker
BACKGROUND: Delayed cerebral ischemia (DCI) contributes to morbidity following aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage; however, its etiology remains poorly understood. DCI is not only a consequence of angiographic vasospasm, but also involves microthrombosis and neuroinflammation, two events with unexplained phenomenology. The vascular endothelial glycocalyx mediates platelet aggregation and endothelial cell-leukocyte interactions and may play an important role in DCI pathogenesis. METHODS: We present a case series in which we conducted multiplex and singlet enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays of endothelial, glycocalyx, inflammatory, and neuroinjury proteins in both CSF and plasma in three patients during active DCI following SAH...
December 20, 2016: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000095/exosomes-from-ipscs-delivering-sirna-attenuate-intracellular-adhesion-molecule-1-expression-and-neutrophils-adhesion-in-pulmonary-microvascular-endothelial-cells
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Zhihai Ju, Jinhui Ma, Chen Wang, Jie Yu, Yeru Qiao, Feilong Hei
The pro-inflammatory activation of pulmonary microvascular endothelial cells resulting in continuous expression of cellular adhesion molecules, and subsequently recruiting primed neutrophils to form a firm neutrophils-endothelium (PMN-EC) adhesion, has been examined and found to play a vital role in acute lung injury (ALI). RNA interference (RNAi) is a cellular process through harnessing a natural pathway silencing target gene based on recognition and subsequent degradation of specific mRNA sequences. It opens a promising approach for precision medicine...
December 21, 2016: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986757/cyanate-impaired-angiogenesis-association-with-poor-coronary-collateral-growth-in-patients-with-stable-angina-and-chronic-total-occlusion
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Jia Teng Sun, Ke Yang, Jing Yan Mao, Wei Feng Shen, Lin Lu, Qi Hong Wu, Yan Ping Wang, Li Ping Wu, Rui Yan Zhang
BACKGROUND: Cyanate has recently gained attention for its role in the pathogenesis of vascular injury. Nonetheless, the effect of cyanate on angiogenesis remains unclear. METHODS AND RESULTS: In this study, we demonstrated that oral administration of cyanate impaired blood perfusion recovery in a mouse hind-limb ischemia model. A reduction in blood perfusion recovery at day 21 was observed in the ischemic tissue of cyanate-treated mice. Likewise, there were fewer capillaries in the ischemic hind-limb tissue of cyanate-exposed mice...
December 16, 2016: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27964722/hyperbranched-polyglycerol-is-superior-to-glucose-for-long-term-preservation-of-peritoneal-membrane-in-a-rat-model-of-chronic-peritoneal-dialysis
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Caigan Du, Asher A Mendelson, Qiunong Guan, Ghida Dairi, Irina Chafeeva, Gerald da Roza, Jayachandran N Kizhakkedathu
BACKGROUND: Replacing glucose with a better biocompatible osmotic agent in peritoneal dialysis (PD) solutions is needed in PD clinic. We previously demonstrated the potential of hyperbranched polyglycerol (HPG) as a replacement for glucose. This study further investigated the long-term effects of chronic exposure to HPG as compared to a glucose-based conventional PD solution on peritoneal membrane (PM) structure and function in rats. METHODS: Adult male Wistar rats received once-daily intraperitoneal injection of 10 mL of HPG solution (1 kDa, HPG 6%) compared to Physioneal™ 40 (PYS, glucose 2...
December 13, 2016: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960187/rnai-mediated-down-regulation-of-cd47-protects-against-ischemia-reperfusion-induced-myocardial-damage-via-activation-of-enos-in-a-rat-model
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Hui-Bo Wang, Jun Yang, Jia-Wang Ding, Li-Hua Chen, Song Li, Xiao-Wen Liu, Chao-Jun Yang, Zhi-Xin Fan, Jian Yang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Oxidative stress is strongly implicated in the pathogenesis of myocardial damage caused by ischemia reperfusion (I/R). Previous studies have confirmed that cardiac CD47 drives left ventricular heart failure. However, the role for CD47 in myocardial I/R injury (MIRI) has not previously been proposed. This study was designed to investigate whether down-regulation of CD47 using RNA interference (RNAi) technology can relieve inhibition of nitric oxide signaling and attenuate myocardial damage in a rat model of I/R...
2016: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931509/transplantation-of-human-urine-derived-stem-cells-transfected-with-pigment-epithelium-derived-factor-to-protect-erectile-function-in-a-rat-model-of-cavernous-nerve-injury
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Qiyun Yang, Xin Chen, Tao Zheng, Dayu Han, Heng Zhang, Yanan Shi, Jun Bian, Xiangzhou Sun, Kai Xia, Xiaoyan Liang, Guihua Liu, Yuanyuan Zhang, Chunhua Deng
The aim of this study was to investigate whether intracavernous injection of urine-derived stem cells (USCs) or USCs genetically modified with pigment epithelium-derived factor (PEDF) could protect the erectile function and cavernous structure in a bilateral cavernous nerve injury-induced erectile dysfunction (CNIED) rat model. USCs were cultured from the urine of six healthy male donors. Seventy-five rats were randomly divided into five groups (n=15 per group): sham, bilateral cavernous nerve (CN) crush injury (BCNI), USC, USCGFP+, and USCGFP/PEDF+ groups...
November 2016: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902983/perinatal-asphyxia-and-erythropoietin-and-vegf-serial-serum-and-cerebrospinal-fluid-responses
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Deirdre U Sweetman, Chike Onwuneme, William R Watson, John F A Murphy, Eleanor J Molloy
BACKGROUND: Infants with neonatal encephalopathy (NE) of hypoxic-ischaemic origin are at risk of oxidative and ischaemia-reperfusion injury, which may induce abnormal inflammatory responses involving excessive cytokine production and release in serum and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). Systemic inflammation is found in infants with NE, and we therefore were interested in cytokines associated with hypoxia, including vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and erythropoietin (Epo). OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between Epo, VEGF levels, brain injury and outcome in a group of term infants exposed to perinatal asphyxia (PA) compared to controls...
December 1, 2016: Neonatology
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