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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756589/effect-of-combination-therapy-with-neuroprotective-and-vasoprotective-agents-on-cerebral-ischemia
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Jiping Yang, Bei Yang, Baoxin Xiu, Jinchong Qi, Huaijun Liu
Because most tested drugs are active against only one of the damaging processes associated with stroke, other mechanisms may cause cellular death. Thus, a combination of protective agents targeting different pathophysiological mechanisms may obtain better effects than a single agent. The major objective of this study was to investigate the effect of combination therapy with vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and nerve growth factor (NGF) after controlled ischemic brain injury in rabbits. METHODS: Animals were randomly assigned to one of the following groups: sham group, saline-treated control group or NGF+VEGF-treated group...
May 2018: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. le Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751775/cxcl12-engineered-endothelial-progenitor-cells-enhance-neurogenesis-and-angiogenesis-after-ischemic-brain-injury-in-mice
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Yaning Li, Shuang Chang, Wanlu Li, Guanghui Tang, Yuanyuan Ma, Yanqun Liu, Fang Yuan, Zhijun Zhang, Guo-Yuan Yang, Yongting Wang
BACKGROUND: Ischemic stroke causes a multitude of brain damage. Neurovascular injury and myelin sheath degradation are two manifestations of ischemic brain damage. Therapeutic strategies aiming only at repairing the neural components or the vessels cannot efficiently restore neurological function. Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) have the advantages of both promoting angiogenesis and secreting trophic factors that would promote neurogenesis. Chemokine cxcl12 gene therapy has also been shown to promote angiogenesis, neurogenesis, and remyelination, attracting EPCs, neural progenitor cells, and oligodendrocyte progenitor cells (OPCs) to the injured sites of the brain...
May 11, 2018: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739462/effect-of-hyperlipidemia-on-the-incidence-of-cardio-cerebrovascular-events-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
#3
Dabei Fan, Li Li, Zhizhen Li, Ying Zhang, Xiaojun Ma, Lina Wu, Guijun Qin
BACKGROUND: This study was to explore the effect of hyperlipidemia on the incidence of cardio-cerebrovascular diseases in patients with type 2 diabetes. METHODS: Three hundred ninety five patients with type 2 diabetes in our hospital from January 2012 to January 2016 were followed up with an average of 3.8 years. The incidence of cardio-cerebrovascular diseases between diabetes combined with hyperlipidemia group (195 patients) and diabetes group (200 patients) were made a comparison...
May 8, 2018: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737222/brain-endothelial-cell-junctions-after-cerebral-hemorrhage-changes-mechanisms-and-therapeutic-targets
#4
Richard F Keep, Anuska V Andjelkovic, Jianming Xiang, Svetlana M Stamatovic, David A Antonetti, Ya Hua, Guohua Xi
Vascular disruption is the underlying cause of cerebral hemorrhage, including intracerebral, subarachnoid and intraventricular hemorrhage. The disease etiology also involves cerebral hemorrhage-induced blood-brain barrier (BBB) disruption, which contributes an important component to brain injury after the initial cerebral hemorrhage. BBB loss drives vasogenic edema, allows leukocyte extravasation and may lead to the entry of potentially neurotoxic and vasoactive compounds into brain. This review summarizes current information on changes in brain endothelial junction proteins in response to cerebral hemorrhage (and clot-related factors), the mechanisms underlying junction modification and potential therapeutic targets to limit BBB disruption and, potentially, hemorrhage occurrence...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29728011/the-protective-roles-of-l-borneolum-d-borneolum-and-synthetic-borneol-in-cerebral-ischaemia-via-modulation-of-the-neurovascular-unit
#5
Taiwei Dong, Nian Chen, Xiao Ma, Jian Wang, Jing Wen, Qian Xie, Rong Ma
OBJECTIVE: Borneol has been used to treat stroke in China since ancient times. In our previous research, we demonstrated the effect of borneol on cerebral ischaemia injury via meta-analysis. The neurovascular unit (NVU) is the structural basis of the preservation of the brain microenvironment and is believed to be a promising target in treating stroke. In this research, we explored the roles of three kinds of borneol, namely, L-borneolum (B1), D-borneolum (B2) and synthetic borneol (B3), in the NVU with permanent middle cerebral artery occluded (pMCAO) rats...
June 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29722318/-panax-ginseng-extract-attenuates-neuronal-injury-and-cognitive-deficits-in-rats-with-vascular-dementia-induced-by-chronic-cerebral-hypoperfusion
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Jun-De Zhu, Jun-Jie Wang, Xian-Hu Zhang, Yan Yu, Zhao-Sheng Kang
Panax ginseng is a slow-growing perennial plant. Panax ginseng extract has numerous biological activities, including antitumor, anti-inflammatory and antistress activities. Panax ginseng extract also has a cognition-enhancing effect in rats with alcohol-induced memory impairment. In this study, we partially occluded the bilateral carotid arteries in the rat to induce chronic cerebral hypoperfusion, a well-known model of vascular dementia. The rats were then intragastrically administered 50 or 100 mg/kg Panax ginseng extract...
April 2018: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29722317/exendin-4-inhibits-high-altitude-cerebral-edema-by-protecting-against-neurobiological-dysfunction
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Zhong-Lei Sun, Xian-Feng Jiang, Yuan-Chi Cheng, Ying-Fu Liu, Kai Yang, Shuang-Long Zhu, Xian-Bin Kong, Yue Tu, Ke-Feng Bian, Zhen-Lin Liu, Xu-Yi Chen
The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects of exendin-4 (Ex-4) have been reported previously. However, whether (Ex-4) has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects on high-altitude cerebral edema (HACE) remains poorly understood. In this study, two rat models of HACE were established by placing rats in a hypoxic environment with a simulated altitude of either 6000- or 7000-m above sea level (MASL) for 72 hours. An altitude of 7000 MASL with 72-hours of hypoxia was found to be the optimized experimental paradigm for establishing HACE models...
April 2018: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676103/-protective-effect-and-mechanism-of-p-hydroxybenzaldehyde-on-blood-brain-barrier
#8
Yan-Ping Zhu, Xin Li, Yao Du, Lu Zhang, Li Ran, Ning-Na Zhou
The disruption of blood-brain barrier(BBB) induced by oxidative stress is an important pathological reaction which results in secondary brain injury during the cerebral ischemia-reperfusion. This study was designed to investigate the protective effect and mechanism of p-hydroxybenzaldehyde (p-HBA) from Gastrodia elata on BBB. The BBB is mainly consisted of vascular endothelial cells and astrocytes, so brain microvascular endothelial cell line (bEnd.3) and astrocytes (Ast) in mice were used in this study to establish BBB model...
March 2018: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671019/lixisenatide-a-novel-glp-1-analog-protects-against-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-diabetic-rats
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Rania G Abdel-Latif, Gehan H Heeba, Ashraf Taye, Mohamed M A Khalifa
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a major risk factor for ischemic stroke accompanied by vascular dysfunction and poor cerebrovascular outcome. Lixisenatide is a glucagon like peptide-1 (GLP-1) analog that is recently used for T2DM treatment with established neuroprotective properties. This study investigated and compared the neuroprotective effect of lixisenatide against glimepiride on diabetic rats subjected to global cerebral ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. T2DM-induced adult male Wistar rats were administered lixisenatide or glimepiride prior to induction of global cerebral I/R-induced injury...
April 18, 2018: Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669322/microrna-381-favors-repair-of-nerve-injury-through-regulation-of-the-sdf-1-cxcr4-signaling-pathway-via-lrrc4-in-acute-cerebral-ischemia-after-cerebral-lymphatic-blockage
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Jian-Min Piao, Wei Wu, Zhong-Xi Yang, Yu-Zhen Li, Qi Luo, Jin-Lu Yu
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Acute cerebral ischemia is a manifestation of cerebral vascular insufficiency and has a high mortality. However, the therapy for acute cerebral ischemia is still limited. This study aimed to investigate the effect of microRNA-381 (miR-381) on the repair of nerve injury in rats with acute cerebral ischemia after cerebral lymphatic blockage (CLB) by targeting leucine-rich repeat C4 protein (LRRC4) through the Stromal cell-derived factor-1/CXC chemokine receptor-4 signaling pathway...
April 13, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29588470/soluble-epoxide-hydrolase-inhibition-decreases-reperfusion-injury-after-focal-cerebral-ischemia
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Ranran Tu, Jillian Armstrong, Kin Sing Stephen Lee, Bruce D Hammock, Adam Sapirstein, Raymond C Koehler
Epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EETs) are produced by cytochrome P450 epoxygenases from arachidonic acid, and their rapid metabolism is mainly through soluble epoxide hydrolase (sEH). EETs exert vasodilatory, anti-inflammatory, anti-apoptotic, and pro-angiogenic effects. Administration of sEH inhibitors before or at the onset of stroke is protective, but the effects of post-treatment at reperfusion, when inflammation is augmented, has not been as well studied. We tested the hypothesis that 1-Trifluoromethoxyphenyl-3-(1-propionylpiperidin-4-yl)urea (TPPU), a potent and highly selective sEH inhibitor, suppresses inflammation and protects the brain when administered at reperfusion...
March 27, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29575939/mechanism-of-malat1-preventing-apoptosis-of-vascular-endothelial-cells-induced-by-oxygen-glucose-deficiency-and-reoxidation
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Guoping Wang, Yuanbo Wu, Yuyou Zhu
BACKGROUND: Cerebral ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury leads to cerebrovascular dysfunction characterized by endothelial cell injury or death. Metastasis-associated lung adenocarcinoma transcript 1(MALAT1) has been reported to be associated with endothelial dysfunction. Our study aimed to investigate the effect of MALAT1 on vascular endothelium. METHODS: In this study, oxygen-glucose deprivation and reoxygenation (OGD-R) were used as in vitro studies to investigate the role of MALAT1 in I/R-induced apoptosis of cerebrovascular endothelial cells in an I/R injury model...
March 26, 2018: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29563335/endothelial-cell-pannexin1-modulates-severity-of-ischemic-stroke-by-regulating-cerebral-inflammation-and-myogenic-tone
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Miranda E Good, Stephanie A Eucker, Jun Li, Hannah M Bacon, Susan M Lang, Joshua T Butcher, Tyler J Johnson, Ronald P Gaykema, Manoj K Patel, Zhiyi Zuo, Brant E Isakson
Ischemic stroke is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the US; however, there currently exists only one effective acute pharmacological therapeutic intervention. Purinergic signaling has been shown to regulate vascular function and pathological processes, including inflammation and arterial myogenic reactivity, and plays a role in ischemic stroke outcome. Purinergic signaling requires extracellular purines; however, the mechanism of purine release from cells is unclear. Pannexin1 (Panx1) channels are potentially novel purine release channels expressed throughout the vascular tree that couples regulated purine release with purinergic signaling...
March 22, 2018: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29533123/protective-effects-of-sulforaphane-in-experimental-vascular-cognitive-impairment-contribution-of-the-nrf2-pathway
#14
Leilei Mao, Tuo Yang, Xin Li, Xia Lei, Yang Sun, Yongfang Zhao, Wenting Zhang, Yanqin Gao, Baoliang Sun, Feng Zhang
The major pathophysiological process of vascular cognitive impairment (VCI) is chronic cerebral ischemia, which causes disintegration of the blood-brain barrier (BBB), neuronal death, and white matter injury. This study aims to test whether sulforaphane (Sfn), a natural activator of nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2), reduces the chronic ischemic injury and cognitive dysfunction after VCI. Experimental VCI was induced in rats by permanent occlusion of both common carotid arteries for six weeks...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29527155/silencing-a-multifunctional-microrna-is-beneficial-for-stroke-recovery
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REVIEW
Tamara Roitbak
Stroke-induced endothelial cell injury leads to destruction of cerebral microvasculature and significant damage to the brain tissue. A subacute phase of cerebral ischemia is associated with regeneration involving the activation of vascular remodeling, neuroplasticity, neurogenesis, and neuroinflammation processes. Effective restoration and improvement of blood supply to the damaged brain tissue offers a potential therapy for stroke. microRNAs (miRNAs) are recently identified small RNA molecules that regulate gene expression and significantly influence the essential cellular processes associated with brain repair following stroke...
2018: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29526759/adenosine-a-2a-receptor-inhibition-restores-the-normal-transport-of-endothelial-glutamate-transporters-in-the-brain
#16
Wei Bai, Ping Li, Ya-Lei Ning, Yan Peng, Ren-Ping Xiong, Nan Yang, Xing Chen, Yuan-Guo Zhou
Excitatory amino acid transporters (EAATs) on cerebral vascular endothelial cells play an important role in maintaining glutamate homeostasis in the brain. The dysfunction of endothelial EAATs is an important reason for the dramatically elevated brain glutamate levels after brain injury, such as traumatic brain injury (TBI). The adenosine A2A receptor (A2A R) plays an important role in regulating the brain glutamate level after brain injury; however, researchers have not clearly determined whether this role was related to its ability to regulate endothelial EAATs...
April 15, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29514045/integrated-data-analysis-identifies-potential-inducers-and-pathways-during-the-endothelial-differentiation-of-bone-marrow-stromal-cells-by-dna-methyltransferase-inhibitor-5-aza-2-deoxycytidine
#17
Rui Xu, Wenbin Chen, Zhifen Zhang, Yang Qiu, Yong Wang, Bingchang Zhang, Wei Lu
Bone-Marrow Stromal Cells (BMSCs)-derived vascular endothelial cells (VECs) is regarded as an important therapeutic strategy for spinal cord injury, disc degeneration, cerebral ischemic disease and diabetes. The change in DNA methylation level is essential for stem cell differentiation. However, the DNA methylation related mechanisms underlying the endothelial differentiation of BMSCs are not well understood. In this study, DNA methyltransferase inhibitor, 5-aza-2'-deoxycytidine (5-aza-dC) significantly elevated the endothelial markers expression (CD31/PECAM1, CD105/ENG, eNOS and VE-cadherin), as well as promoted the capacity of angiogenesis on Matrigel...
May 30, 2018: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29511131/endothelial-progenitor-cell-secretome-and-oligovascular-repair-in-a-mouse-model-of-prolonged-cerebral-hypoperfusion
#18
Takakuni Maki, Anna Morancho, Pablo Martinez-San Segundo, Kazuhide Hayakawa, Hajime Takase, Anna C Liang, Marina Gabriel-Salazar, Esperanza Medina-Gutiérrez, Kazuo Washida, Joan Montaner, Josephine Lok, Eng H Lo, Ken Arai, Anna Rosell
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) have been extensively investigated as a therapeutic approach for repairing the vascular system in cerebrovascular diseases. Beyond vascular regeneration per se, EPCs may also release factors that affect the entire neurovascular unit. Here, we aim to study the effects of the EPC secretome on oligovascular remodeling in a mouse model of white matter injury after prolonged cerebral hypoperfusion. METHODS: The secretome of mouse EPCs was analyzed with a proteome array...
April 2018: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29497380/triple-gene-therapy-for-stroke-a-proof-of-concept-in-vivo-study-in-rats
#19
Mikhail E Sokolov, Farid V Bashirov, Vage A Markosyan, Tatyana V Povysheva, Filip O Fadeev, Andrey A Izmailov, Maxim S Kuztetsov, Zufar Z Safiullov, Maxim M Shmarov, Boris S Naroditskyi, András Palotás, Rustem R Islamov
Natural brain repair after stroke is extremely limited, and current therapeutic options are even more scarce with no clinical break-through in sight. Despite restricted regeneration in the central nervous system, we have previously proved that human umbilical cord blood mono-nuclear cells (UCB-MC) transduced with adenoviral vectors carrying genes encoding vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), glial cell-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF), and neural cell adhesion molecule (NCAM) successfully rescued neurons in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and spinal cord injury...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436655/effects-of-dexmedetomidine-post%C3%A2-treatment-on-bdnf-and-vegf-expression-following-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-rats
#20
Zheng-Chen Li, Ying-Ping Jia, Yuan Wang, Jin-Lian Qi, Xue-Ping Han
Brain‑derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) serves a significant role in neural protection by activating the phosphatidylinositol 3‑kinase (PI3K)/Akt signaling pathway, which also was associated with the neuroprotective the treatment with dexmedetomidine (DEX). The present study aimed to further explore whether treatment with DEX post‑IR increased the expression level of BDNF and VEGF in the rat brain. A total of 30 healthy, clean male Wistar rats were randomly divided into 3 experimental groups: Control group, ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) group and DEX treatment group...
April 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
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