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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413461/long-noncoding-rna-malat1-inhibits-apoptosis-induced-by-oxygen-glucose-deprivation-and-reoxygenation-in-human-brain-microvascular-endothelial-cells
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Jia-Wei Xin, Yu-Gang Jiang
Cerebral ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury leads to brain vascular dysfunction, which is characterized by endothelial cell injury or death. Long noncoding (lnc) RNA metastasis-associated lung adenocarcinoma transcript 1 (MALAT1) is reportedly associated with endothelial cell functions and dysfunctions. In the present study, the role of MALAT1 in I/R-induced cerebral vascular endothelial cell apoptosis was explored using oxygen-glucose deprivation and reoxygenation (OGD-R) as an in vitro I/R injury model. Primary human brain microvascular endothelial cells were cultured under OGD-R, and the expression levels of MALAT1 and cell apoptosis were measured at 6, 9, 12, 24 and 36 h post-reoxygenation...
April 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402976/apelin-13-protects-against-ischemic-blood-brain-barrier-damage-through-the-effects-of-aquaporin-4
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Heling Chu, Xiaobo Yang, Chuyi Huang, Zidan Gao, Yuping Tang, Qiang Dong
BACKGROUND: Apelin-13 has been found to have protective effects on many neurological diseases, including cerebral ischemia. However, whether Apelin-13 acts on blood-brain barrier (BBB) disruption following cerebral ischemia is largely unknown. Aquaporin-4 (AQP4) has a close link with BBB due to the high concentration in astrocyte foot processes and regulation of astrocytes function. Here, we aimed to test Apelin-13's effects on ischemic BBB injury and examine whether the effects were dependent on AQP4...
April 13, 2017: Cerebrovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398880/cerebrovascular-remodeling-and-neuroinflammation-is-a-late-effect-of-radiation-induced-brain-injury-in-non-human-primates
#3
Rachel N Andrews, Linda J Metheny-Barlow, Ann M Peiffer, David B Hanbury, Janet A Tooze, J Daniel Bourland, Robert E Hampson, Samuel A Deadwyler, J Mark Cline
Fractionated whole-brain irradiation (fWBI) is a mainstay of treatment for patients with intracranial neoplasia; however late-delayed radiation-induced normal tissue injury remains a major adverse consequence of treatment, with deleterious effects on quality of life for affected patients. We hypothesize that cerebrovascular injury and remodeling after fWBI results in ischemic injury to dependent white matter, which contributes to the observed cognitive dysfunction. To evaluate molecular effectors of radiation-induced brain injury (RIBI), real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) was performed on the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC, Brodmann area 46), hippocampus and temporal white matter of 4 male Rhesus macaques (age 6-10 years), which had received 40 Gray (Gy) fWBI (8 fractions of 5 Gy each, twice per week), and 3 control comparators...
March 6, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391011/administration-of-sonic-hedgehog-protein-induces-angiogenesis-and-has-therapeutic-effects-after-stroke-in-rats
#4
Sheng-Cai Chen, Ming Huang, Quan-Wei He, Yan Zhang, Elvis Nana Opoku, Hang Yang, Hui-Juan Jin, Yuan-Peng Xia, Bo Hu
The Sonic hedgehog (Shh) signaling pathway is recapitulated in response to ischemic injury. Here, we investigated the clinical implications of Shh protein in the ischemic stroke and explored the underlying mechanism. Intracerebroventricular injection of Shh, Cyclopamine, or anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) was performed immediately after permanent middle cerebral artery occlusion (pMCAO) surgery and lasted for 7days (d). Phosphate-buffered saline (PBS) was used as control. Neurological deficits and infarct volume were examined 7d after pMCAO...
April 5, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386321/acid-fibroblast-growth-factor-preserves-blood-brain-barrier-integrity-by-activating-the-pi3k-akt-rac1-pathway-and-inhibiting-rhoa-following-traumatic-brain-injury
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Fenzan Wu, Zaifeng Chen, Chonghui Tang, Jinjing Zhang, Li Cheng, Hongxia Zuo, Hongyu Zhang, Daqing Chen, Liping Xiang, Jian Xiao, Xiaokun Li, Xinlong Xu, Xiaojie Wei
The blood-brain barrier (BBB) plays important roles in the recovery of traumatic brain injury (TBI) which is a major factor contributing to cerebral edema. Acid fibroblast growth factor (aFGF) contributes to maintain vascular integrity and restores nerve function. However, whether aFGF protects BBB following TBI remains unknown. The purpose of this study was to determine whether exogenous aFGF preserves BBB integrity by activating the PI3K-Akt-Rac1 pathway and inhibiting RhoA after TBI. BBB permeability was assessed using evans blue dye and fluorescein isothiocyanate dextran fluorescence...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339025/cerebral-hemorrhage-therapy-by-targeting-vegf-and-hgf-in-a-preclinical-trial-in-rats
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Xueqing Li, Ruiqi Cao, Huaihai Lu, Wenbin Tian, Ning Yu, Pei Zhang, Zhenming Dong
Cerebral hemorrhage is the most common type of human cerebrovascular disease and frequently causes paralysis, vegetative state and mortality. The modulatory actions of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) are vital in the human nervous system. The present study investigated the association between cerebral hemorrhage and the expression of VEGF and HGF in a rat model of cerebral hemorrhage. The therapeutic potential of cerebral hemorrhage was also evaluated using targeted drugs for VEGF and HGF in the cerebral hemorrhage rat model...
March 22, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272702/clinical-significance-of-serum-mcp-1-and-ve-cadherin-levels-in-patients-with-acute-cerebral-infarction
#7
X He, D-R Li, C Cui, L-J Wen
OBJECTIVE: Vascular injuries have been proposed to play a role in cerebral infarction (CI)-induced brain damage. In this study, the expressions of monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) and vascular endothelial-cadherin (VE-Cadherin) in patients with acute stroke was examined, and the clinical significance was analyzed. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 102 patients with acute CI between February 2012 and 2015 were recruited in this study. Among these patients, 43 patients presented with progressive cerebral infarction (PCI) while 59 patients presented with non-progressive cerebral infarction (NPCI)...
February 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237545/enhancement-of-brain-plasticity-and-recovery-of-locomotive-function-after-lumbar-spinal-cord-stimulation-in-combination-with-gait-training-with-partial-weight-support-in-rats-with-cerebral-ischemia
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Yoon-Hee Choi, Shi-Uk Lee
Lumbar spinal cord stimulation (LSCS) is reportedly effective for the recovery of locomotive intraspinal neural network, motor cortex and basal ganglia in animals with complete spinal cord injury and parkinsonism. We evaluated the effect of LSCS in combination with gait training on the recovery of locomotive function and brain plasticity using a rat model of brain ischemia. Adult male Sprague Dawley rats with ischemia were randomly assigned into one of four groups: sham treatment (group 1), LSCS only (group 2), LSCS with gait training and 50% (group 3) and 80% (group 4) of body weight support...
May 1, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154566/histological-architecture-underlying-brain-immune-cell-cell-interactions-and-the-cerebral-response-to-systemic-inflammation
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Atsuyoshi Shimada, Sanae Hasegawa-Ishii
Although the brain is now known to actively interact with the immune system under non-inflammatory conditions, the site of cell-cell interactions between brain parenchymal cells and immune cells has been an open question until recently. Studies by our and other groups have indicated that brain structures such as the leptomeninges, choroid plexus stroma and epithelium, attachments of choroid plexus, vascular endothelial cells, cells of the perivascular space, circumventricular organs, and astrocytic endfeet construct the histological architecture that provides a location for intercellular interactions between bone marrow-derived myeloid lineage cells and brain parenchymal cells under non-inflammatory conditions...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154097/cerebral-vascular-disease-and-neurovascular-injury-in-ischemic-stroke
#10
Xiaoming Hu, T Michael De Silva, Jun Chen, Frank M Faraci
The consequences of cerebrovascular disease are among the leading health issues worldwide. Large and small cerebral vessel disease can trigger stroke and contribute to the vascular component of other forms of neurological dysfunction and degeneration. Both forms of vascular disease are driven by diverse risk factors, with hypertension as the leading contributor. Despite the importance of neurovascular disease and subsequent injury after ischemic events, fundamental knowledge in these areas lag behind our current understanding of neuroprotection and vascular biology in general...
February 3, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115138/endocannabinoid-2-arachidonoylglycerol-protects-inflammatory-insults-from-sulfur-dioxide-inhalation-via-cannabinoid-receptors-in-the-brain
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Ben Li, Minjun Chen, Lin Guo, Yang Yun, Guangke Li, Nan Sang
Sulfur dioxide (SO2) pollution in the atmospheric environment causes brain inflammatory insult and inflammatory-related microvasculature dysfunction. However, there are currently no effective medications targeting the harmful outcomes from chemical inhalation. Endocannabinoids (eCBs) are involved in neuronal protection against inflammation-induced neuronal injury. The 2-arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG), the most abundant eCBs and a full agonist for cannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2), is also capable of suppressing proinflammatory stimuli and improving microvasculature dysfunction...
January 2017: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114983/panaxatriol-saponins-promotes-angiogenesis-and-enhances-cerebral-perfusion-after-ischemic-stroke-in-rats
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Zhen Hui, Du-Juan Sha, Su-Lei Wang, Chao-Sheng Li, Jian Qian, Jing-Qing Wang, Yang Zhao, Jing-Hua Zhang, Hong-Yu Cheng, Hui Yang, Lin-Jie Yu, Yun Xu
BACKGROUND: Panaxatriol saponins (PTS), an extract from the traditional Chinese herb Panax notoginseng, which has been used to treat ischemic stroke for many years in China. However, the mechanism underlying the effects of PTS remains unclear. This study aimed to determine whether PTS can protect against ischemic brain injury by promoting angiogenesis and to explore the possible mechanism by which it promotes angiogenesis. METHODS: Middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) was induced in rats, and neurological deficit scores and brain infarct volumes were assessed...
January 23, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093678/changes-in-serum-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-and-endostatin-concentrations-associated-with-circulating-endothelial-progenitor-cells-after-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Lixia Xue, Hao Chen, Ting Zhang, Jingjiong Chen, Zhi Geng, Yuwu Zhao
Angiogenesis is an important pathophysiological response to cerebral ischemia, and can be modulated by vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and endostatin. Circulating endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) also play an important role as an endogenous repair mechanism for ischemic injury. We sought to investigate early changes in the expression of VEGF and endostatin in serum and the circulating EPCs in patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS) and analyzed the relations between them. The peripheral blood and serum samples were obtained from 30 patients at 1, 3, 5 and 7 d after AIS...
April 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
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/27995510/mechanisms-of-global-cerebral-edema-formation-in-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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Erik G Hayman, Aaron Wessell, Volodymyr Gerzanich, Kevin N Sheth, J Marc Simard
A growing body of clinical literature emphasizes the impact of cerebral edema in early brain injury following aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH). Aneurysm rupture itself initiates global cerebral edema in up to two thirds of cases. Although cerebral edema is not a universal feature of aSAH, it portends a poor clinical course, with quantitative analysis revealing a direct correlation between cerebral edema and poor outcome, including mortality and cognitive deficits. Mechanistically, global cerebral edema has been linked to global ischemia at the time of aneurysm rupture, dysfunction of autoregulation, blood breakdown products, neuroinflammation, and hyponatremia/endocrine abnormalities...
April 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939902/cilostazol-protects-against-microvascular-brain-injury-in-a-rat-model-of-type-2-diabetes
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Yuko Tsukamoto, Eiichiro Nagata, Naoto Fukuyama, Yoshiko Itoh, Hiroko Yuzawa, Saori Kohara, Mie Shimizu, Yoko Takahari, Shunya Takizawa
Cilostazol, a pluripotent phosphodiesterase III-specific inhibitor with anti-platelet and vasculogenic effects, is useful for preventing recurrent brain vascular events, particularly in stroke patients with diabetes mellitus (DM). However, it is unclear whether cilostazol affects autoregulatory responses in small cerebral arteries. Thus, we investigated the effect of cilostazol on diabetic brain vasculopathy in a model of type II DM using male OLETF rats. OLETF rats were treated with either cilostazol (CG) or vehicle (VG) and subjected to microangiography with monochromatic synchrotron radiation to investigate middle cerebral artery (MCA) vasoreactivity following an injection of acetylcholine (Ach)...
December 8, 2016: Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911398/evaluation-of-bioenergetic-function-in-cerebral-vascular-endothelial-cells
#17
Stephanie L Rellick, Heng Hu, James W Simpkins, Xuefang Ren
The integrity of the blood-brain-barrier (BBB) is critical to prevent brain injury. Cerebral vascular endothelial (CVE) cells are one of the cell types that comprise the BBB; these cells have a very high-energy demand, which requires optimal mitochondrial function. In the case of disease or injury, the mitochondrial function in these cells can be altered, resulting in disease or the opening of the BBB. In this manuscript, we introduce a method to measure mitochondrial function in CVE cells by using whole, intact cells and a bioanalyzer...
November 19, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898404/prolonged-fasting-improves-endothelial-progenitor-cell-mediated-ischemic-angiogenesis-in-mice
#18
Bao Xin, Chun-Long Liu, Hong Yang, Cheng Peng, Xiao-Hui Dong, Chuan Zhang, Alex F Chen, He-Hui Xie
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Prolonged fasting (PF) was shown to be of great potency to promote optimal health and reduce the risk of many chronic diseases. This study sought to determine the effect of PF on the endothelial progenitor cell (EPC)-mediated angiogenesis in the ischemic brain and cerebral ischemic injury in mice. METHODS: Mice were subjected to PF or periodic PF after cerebral ischemia, and histological analysis and behavioral tests were performed. Mouse EPCs were isolated and examined, and the effects of EPC transplantation on cerebral ischemic injury were investigated in mice...
2016: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894149/2-3-5-4-tetrahydroxystilbene-2-o-%C3%AE-d-glucoside-attenuates-ischemia-reperfusion-induced-brain-injury-in-rats-by-promoting-angiogenesis
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Ying Mu, Zhaohui Xu, Xuanxuan Zhou, Huinan Zhang, Qian Yang, Yunlong Zhang, Yanhua Xie, Juan Kang, Feng Li, Siwang Wang
Cerebral ischemia can cause brain infarcts, which are difficult to recover due to poor angiogenesis. 2,3,5,4'-Tetrahydroxystilbene-2-O-β-D-glucoside is a natural polyphenol, has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity, and can protect from ischemic neuronal injury. However, little is known about the effect of 2,3,5,4'-tetrahydroxystilbene-2-O-β-D-glucoside on brain microcirculation after stroke. This study aimed at investigating the influence of 2,3,5,4'-tetrahydroxystilbene-2-O-β-D-glucoside on brain lesions and angiogenesis after stroke...
November 28, 2016: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864367/phaseic-acid-an-endogenous-and-reversible-inhibitor-of-glutamate-receptors-in-mouse-brain
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Sheng Tao Hou, Susan X Jiang, L Irina Zaharia, Xiumei Han, Chantel L Benson, Jacqueline Slinn, Suzanne R Abrams
Phaseic acid (PA) is a phytohormone regulating important physiological functions in higher plants. Here, we show the presence of naturally occurring (-)-PA in mouse and rat brains. (-)-PA is exclusively present in the choroid plexus and the cerebral vascular endothelial cells. Purified (-)-PA has no toxicity and protects cultured cortical neurons against glutamate toxicity through reversible inhibition of glutamate receptors. Focal occlusion of the middle cerebral artery elicited a significant induction in (-)-PA expression in the cerebrospinal fluid but not in the peripheral blood...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
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