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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432873/conditional-deletion-of-bmal1-accentuates-microvascular-and-macrovascular-injury
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Ashay D Bhatwadekar, Eleni Beli, Diao Yanpeng, Jonathan Chen, Qianyi Luo, Alpha Alex, Sergio Caballero, James M Dominguez, Tatiana E Salazar, Julia V Busik, Mark S Segal, Maria B Grant
The brain and muscle aryl hydrocarbon receptor nuclear translocator-like protein (BMAL)-1 constitutes a major transcriptional regulator of the circadian clock. Here, we explored the impact of conditional deletion of Bmal1 in endothelium and hematopoietic cells in murine models of microvascular and macrovascular injury. We used two models of Bmal1(fx/fx);Tek-Cre mice, a retinal ischemia/reperfusion model and a neointimal hyperplasia model of the femoral artery. Eyes were enumerated for acellular capillaries and were stained for oxidative damage markers using nitrotyrosine immunohistochemistry...
April 19, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420996/chronic-water-pipe-smoke-exposure-induces-injurious-effects-to-reproductive-system-in-male-mice
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Badreldin H Ali, Khalid A Al Balushi, Mohammed Ashique, Asem Shalaby, Mohammed A Al Kindi, Sirin A Adham, Turan Karaca, Sumaya Beegam, Priya Yuvaraju, Abderrahim Nemmar
There is a global increase in the popularity of water-pipe tobacco smoking including in Europe and North America. Nevertheless, little is known about the male reproductive effects of water-pipe smoke (WPS), especially after long-term exposure. Here, we assessed effects of WPS exposure (30 min/day) in male mice for 6 months. Control mice were exposed to air-only for the same period of time. Twenty-four hours after the last exposure, testicular histopathology, and markers of inflammation and oxidative stress, and the tyrosine-protein kinase vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 1 (VEGFR1) were assessed in testicular homogenates...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419100/validation-of-two-multiplex-platforms-to-quantify-circulating-markers-of-inflammation-and-endothelial-injury-in-severe-infection
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Aleksandra Leligdowicz, Andrea L Conroy, Michael Hawkes, Kathleen Zhong, Gerald Lebovic, Michael A Matthay, Kevin C Kain
Biomarkers can prognosticate outcome and enable risk-stratification. In severe infection, focusing on multiple markers reflecting pathophysiological mechanisms of organ injury could enhance management and pathway-directed therapeutics. Limited data exist on the performance of multiplex biomarker platforms. Our goal was to compare endothelial and immune activation biomarkers in severe pediatric infections using two multiplex platforms. Frozen plasma from 410 children presenting to the Jinja Regional Hospital in Uganda with suspected infection was used to measure biomarkers of endothelial (Angiopoietin-2, sFlt-1, sVCAM-1, sICAM-1) and immune (IL-6, IP-10, sTNFR-1, CHI3L1) activation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412968/interleukin-1-primes-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-towards-an-anti-inflammatory-and-pro-trophic-phenotype-in-vitro
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Elena Redondo-Castro, Catriona Cunningham, Jonjo Miller, Licia Martuscelli, Sarah Aoulad-Ali, Nancy J Rothwell, Cay M Kielty, Stuart M Allan, Emmanuel Pinteaux
BACKGROUND: Inflammation is a key contributor to central nervous system (CNS) injury such as stroke, and is a major target for therapeutic intervention. Effective treatments for CNS injuries are limited and applicable to only a minority of patients. Stem cell-based therapies are increasingly considered for the treatment of CNS disease, because they can be used as in-situ regulators of inflammation, and improve tissue repair and recovery. One promising option is the use of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), which can secrete anti-inflammatory and trophic factors, can migrate towards inflamed and injured sites or can be implanted locally...
April 17, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409410/synergistic-cardioprotective-effects-of-combined-chromium-picolinate-and-atorvastatin-treatment-in-triton-x-100-induced-hyperlipidemia-in-rats-impact-on-some-biochemical-markers
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Noha M Shafik, Amal Baalash, Abla M Ebeid
Hyperlipidemia is one of the major risk factors for atherosclerosis and ischemic heart disease. Chromium (Cr) mineral is playing a crucial role in glucose and lipid homeostasis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the protective effects of combined chromium picolinate (CrPic) and atorvastatin treatment against hyperlipidemia-induced cardiac injury. Seventy-five male albino rats were divided into five groups (15 rats each). Hyperlipidemia was induced by intraperitoneal injection of a single dose of Triton X-100 (300 mg/kg body weight (b...
April 13, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386329/inhibiting-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-by-lithium-chloride-contributes-to-the-integrity-of-blood-spinal-cord-barrier-and-functional-recovery-after-spinal-cord-injury
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Zili He, Yulong Zhou, Qingqing Wang, Jiawei Li, Zengming Zheng, Jian Chen, Hongyu Zhang, Zhouguang Wang, Huazi Xu, Jian Xiao
Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress play important roles in the spinal cord injury (SCI), which including blood-spinal cord barrier (BSCB) disruption. Lithium chloride (LiCl) is a clinical drug for bipolar mood disorders and contributes to neuroprotection. This study aims to investigate the effects of LiCl on BSCB disruption and the ER stress pathway induced by spinal cord injury. We examined the integrity of the BSCB with Evans Blue dye and macrophages extravasation, measured the microvessels loss, the junction proteins degeneration, the activation ER stress, and the locomotor function recovery...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369718/simvastatin-reduces-vaso-occlusive-pain-in-sickle-cell-anaemia-a-pilot-efficacy-trial
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Carolyn Hoppe, Eufemia Jacob, Lori Styles, Frans Kuypers, Sandra Larkin, Elliott Vichinsky
Sickle cell anaemia (SCA) is a progressive vascular disease characterized by episodic vaso-occlusive pain. Despite the broad impact of inflammation on acute and chronic clinical manifestations of SCA, no directed anti-inflammatory therapies currently exist. Statins are cholesterol-lowering agents shown to confer protection from vascular injury by suppressing inflammation. We previously documented a reduction in soluble biomarkers of inflammation in patients with sickle cell disease treated with simvastatin...
March 28, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363521/effectiveness-of-tissue-engineered-chitosan-gelatin-composite-scaffold-loaded-with-human-platelet-gel-in-regeneration-of-critical-sized-radial-bone-defect-in-rat
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Ahmad Oryan, Soodeh Alidadi, Amin Bigham-Sadegh, Ali Moshiri, Amir Kamali
Although many strategies have been utilized to accelerate bone regeneration, an appropriate treatment strategy to regenerate a new bone with optimum morphology and mechanical properties has not been invented as yet. This study investigated the healing potential of a composite scaffold consisting of chitosan (CS), gelatin (Gel) and platelet gel (PG), named CS-Gel-PG, on a bilateral critical sized radial bone defect in rat. Eighty radial bone defects were bilaterally created in 40 Sprague-Dawley rats and were randomly divided into eight groups including untreated, autograft, CS, Gel, CS-PG, Gel-PG, CS-Gel, and CS-Gel-PG treated defects...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360408/senescence-of-pancreas-in-middle-aged-rats-with-normal-vascular-function
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Mohamad Kassem, Zahid Rasul Niazi, Malak Abbas, Ali El Habhab, Guillaume Kreutter, Sonia Khemais-Benkhiat, Cyril Auger, Maria-Cristina Antal, Valérie B Schini-Kerth, Florence Toti, Laurence Kessler
BACKGROUND In organ transplantation, particularly pancreas transplantation, donor age is a determinant factor for graft survival. Physiological aging is crucial in the progressive deterioration of organs in adulthood. We compared the senescence and function features of pancreas and vascular tissues in young rats and middle-aged rats. MATERIAL AND METHODS Islet morphology and the area of cells secreting insulin or glucagon was investigated using immunohistology in young rats (12 weeks) and middle-aged rats (52 weeks) (n=8)...
March 31, 2017: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358388/reactive-hyperemia-index-in-patients-on-maintenance-hemodialysis-cross-sectional-data-from-a-cohort-study
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Wenjin Liu, Meijuan Meng, Jianping Chen, Liang Wang, Zhuxing Sun, Xiurong Li, Jianmei Zhou, Chaoqing Gao, Jiajun Zhou, Hong Chu, Wei Fan, Youwei Bai, Junwei Yang
Previous studies suggested that the reactive hyperemia index (RHI) is a promising cardiovascular risk predictor. We aimed to evaluate clinical determinants of RHI and its association with circulating endothelial injury and cardiac markers in hemodialysis patients. Among 368 patients recruited, RHI was evaluated by peripheral arterial tonometry (PAT) on a midweek nondialysis day. Clinical determinants of RHI were explored by multiple stepwise regression analysis and associations between RHI and circulating markers were evaluated by general linear models...
March 30, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343234/serum-endocan-as-a-predictive-marker-for-decreased-urine-volume-in-peritoneal-dialysis-patients
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Satoru Oka, Yoko Obata, Shuntaro Sato, Kenta Torigoe, Miki Sawa, Shinichi Abe, Kumiko Muta, Yuki Ota, Mineaki Kitamura, Satoko Kawasaki, Misaki Hirose, Tadashi Uramatsu, Hiroshi Mukae, Tomoya Nishino
BACKGROUND Endocan is expressed in vascular endothelial cells, and its expression is enhanced following endothelial injury via inflammatory cytokines. Subsequently, endocan is secreted into the circulation. Thus, serum endocan levels are considered a marker of endothelial injury. However, to the best of our knowledge, no data on the serum endocan levels in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients are available. MATERIAL AND METHODS This study included 21 PD patients who underwent peritoneal equilibration test (PET) more than once between 2011 and 2015...
March 26, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336524/dual-roles-for-bone-marrow-derived-sca-1-cells-in-cardiac-function
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Stephanie W Tobin, Shu-Hong Li, Jiao Li, Jun Wu, Azadeh Yeganeh, Pan Yu, Richard D Weisel, Ren-Ke Li
Recruitment of stem cells from the bone marrow (BM) is an important aspect of cardiac healing that becomes inefficient with age. We investigated the role of young stem cell antigen 1 (Sca-1)-positive BM cells on the aged heart by microarray analysis after BM reconstitution. Sca-1(+) and Sca-1(-) BM cells from young green fluorescent protein (GFP)-positive mice were used to reconstitute the BM of aged mice. Myocardial infarction (MI) was induced 3 mo later. GFP(+) cells were more abundant in the BM, blood, and heart of Sca-1(+) mice, which corresponded to preserved cardiac function after MI...
March 23, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331448/antibody-mediated-rejection-a-review
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Jorge Carlos Garces, Sixto Giusti, Catherine Staffeld-Coit, Humberto Bohorquez, Ari J Cohen, George E Loss
BACKGROUND: Chronic antibody injury is a serious threat to allograft outcomes and is therefore the center of active research. In the continuum of allograft rejection, the development of antibodies plays a critical role. In recent years, an increased recognition of molecular and histologic changes has provided a better understanding of antibody-mediated rejection (AMR), as well as potential therapeutic interventions. However, several pathways are still unknown, which accounts for the lack of efficacy of some of the currently available agents that are used to treat rejection...
2017: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328682/early-tranexamic-acid-administration-ameliorates-the-endotheliopathy-of-trauma-and-shock-in-an-in-vitro-model
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Lawrence N Diebel, Jonathan V Martin, David M Liberati
BACKGROUND: Systemic vascular endothelial injury is a consequence of trauma-hemorrhagic shock (T/HS) which results in disturbances of coagulation, inflammation and endothelial barrier integrity. The effect of T/HS on the endothelium (Endotheliopathy of Trauma)[EoT] is of intense research interest and may lead to EoT directed therapies. Administration of tranexamic acid (TXA) in trauma patients is associated with a survival benefit and fewer complications if given early after injury. Mechanisms for this protective effect include the anti-fibrinolytic and anti-inflammatory effects of TXA...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320472/increased-serum-levels-of-fractalkine-and-mobilisation-of-cd34-cd45-endothelial-progenitor-cells-in-systemic-sclerosis
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Audrey Benyamine, Jérémy Magalon, Sylvie Cointe, Romaric Lacroix, Laurent Arnaud, Nathalie Bardin, Pascal Rossi, Yves Francès, Fanny Bernard-Guervilly, Gilles Kaplanski, Jean-Robert Harlé, Pierre-Jean Weiller, Philippe Berbis, David Braunstein, Elisabeth Jouve, Nathalie Lesavre, Françoise Couranjou, Françoise Dignat-George, Florence Sabatier, Pascale Paul, Brigitte Granel
BACKGROUND: The disruption of endothelial homeostasis is a major determinant in the pathogenesis of systemic sclerosis (SSc) and is reflected by soluble and cellular markers of activation, injury and repair. We aimed to provide a combined assessment of endothelial markers to delineate specific profiles associated with SSc disease and its severity. METHODS: We conducted an observational, single-centre study comprising 45 patients with SSc and 41 healthy control subjects...
March 20, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319735/different-combinations-of-growth-factors-for-the-tenogenic-differentiation-of-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-monolayer-culture-and-in-fibrin-based-three-dimensional-constructs
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Marta Bottagisio, Silvia Lopa, Valentina Granata, Giuseppe Talò, Chiara Bazzocchi, Matteo Moretti, Arianna Barbara Lovati
Tendon injuries are severe burdens in clinics. The poor tendon healing is related to an ineffective response of resident cells and inadequate vascularization. Thanks to the high proliferation and multi-lineage differentiation capability, bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) are a promising cell source to support the tendon repair. To date, the association of various growth factors to induce the in vitro tenogenic differentiation of multipotent progenitor cells is poorly investigated. This study aimed to investigate the tenogenic differentiation of rabbit BMSCs by testing the combination of bone morphogenetic proteins (BMP-12 and 14) with transforming growth factor beta (TGF-β) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) both in 2D and 3D cultures within fibrin-based constructs...
March 16, 2017: Differentiation; Research in Biological Diversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315443/progesterone-modulates-diabetes-hyperglycemia-induced-changes-in-the-central-nervous-system-and-sciatic-nerve
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Fahim Atif, Megan C Prunty, Nefize Turan, Donald G Stein, Seema Yousuf
We investigated the effect of progesterone (P4) treatment on diabetes/hyperglycemia-induced pathological changes in brain, spinal cord and sciatic nerve tissue in male rats. Animals were rendered hyperglycemic by a single dose of streptozotocin (STZ). P4 treatment was started after hyperglycemia was confirmed and body weight and blood glucose levels were monitored once/week for 5weeks. Rats underwent behavioral testing at week 5 and were then euthanized for histology. We assessed the expression of markers of angiogenesis (vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)), inflammation (interleukin-6 (IL-6)) and tissue injury (CD11b, NG2, COX2 and matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2)) in the brain, spinal cord and sciatic nerve...
March 14, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291826/endothelial-progenitor-cells-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-and-emphysema
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Margaret F Doyle, Russell P Tracy, Megha A Parikh, Eric A Hoffman, Daichi Shimbo, John H M Austin, Benjamin M Smith, Katja Hueper, Jens Vogel-Claussen, Joao Lima, Antoinette Gomes, Karol Watson, Steven Kawut, R Graham Barr
Endothelial injury is implicated in the pathogenesis of COPD and emphysema; however the role of endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs), a marker of endothelial cell repair, and circulating endothelial cells (CECs), a marker of endothelial cell injury, in COPD and its subphenotypes is unresolved. We hypothesized that endothelial progenitor cell populations would be decreased in COPD and emphysema and that circulating endothelial cells would be increased. Associations with other subphenotypes were examined. The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis COPD Study recruited smokers with COPD and controls age 50-79 years without clinical cardiovascular disease...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279663/mir-146a-mediates-inflammatory-changes-and-fibrosis-in-the-heart-in-diabetes
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Biao Feng, Shali Chen, Andrew Devon Gordon, Subrata Chakrabarti
Hyperglycemia induced endothelial injury is a key pathogenetic factor in diabetic cardiomyopathy. In diabetes, changes in pro-inflammatory cytokines are a key mechanism leading to cardiac fibrosis. We have previously demonstrated alteration of miR-146a in chronic diabetic complications. Here, we investigated the role of endothelial miR-146a in mediating inflammation and fibrosis in diabetic cardiomyopathy. To examine the effects of miR-146a on the inflammatory mediators, an endothelial specific miR-146a overexpressing transgenic mice (TG) using tie-2 promoter, was generated...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277743/obesity-induced-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-causes-lung-endothelial-dysfunction-and-promotes-acute-lung-injury
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Dilip Shah, Freddy Romero, Zhi Guo, Jianxin Sun, Jonathan Li, Caleb B Kallen, Ulhas P Naik, Ross Summer
Obesity is a significant risk factor for the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). The mechanisms underlying this association are unknown. We recently showed that diet-induced obese (DIO) mice exhibit pulmonary vascular endothelial dysfunction which is associated with enhanced susceptibility to lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced lung injury. Here, we demonstrate that lung endothelial dysfunction in DIO mice coincides with increased endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress. Specifically, we observed enhanced expression of the major sensors of misfolded proteins including PERK, IREα and ATF6, in whole lung and in lung endothelial cells isolated from DIO mice...
March 9, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
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