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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29471264/collective-transcriptomic-deregulation-of-hypertrophic-and-dilated-cardiomyopathy-importance-of-fibrotic-mechanism-in-heart-failure
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Beutline Malgija, Nachimuthu Senthil Kumar, Shanmughavel Piramanayagam
Myocardial fibrosis reside a common pathological feature in hypertrophic and dilated cardiomyopathy that results in ventricular dysfunction leading to heart failure. Though several studies reported the role of fibrosis in cardiac diseases, their pathologic mechanisms leading to heart failure remains unclear. A few studies have proposed integrated analysis of microarray information and protein-protein interaction (PPI) systems to discover subnetwork markers related to diagnosis and prognosis of the disease. In addition to PPI networks, we incorporated miRNAs and transcription factors to find the putative miRNAs and transcription factors that might regulate the pathological process and progression of cardiomyopathy and their further progression to heart failure...
February 10, 2018: Computational Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29470938/diagnostic-performance-of-mr-elastography-for-liver-fibrosis-in-children-and-young-adults-with-a-spectrum-of-liver-diseases
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Andrew T Trout, Rachel M Sheridan, Suraj D Serai, Stavra A Xanthakos, Weizhe Su, Bin Zhang, Daniel B Wallihan
Purpose To assess the diagnostic performance of magnetic resonance (MR) elastography-derived liver stiffness to detect liver fibrosis in a pediatric and young adult population with a spectrum of liver diseases. Materials and Methods This retrospective study included patients younger than 21 years of age who underwent MR elastography and liver biopsy within 3 months of one another between January 2012 and September 2016 for indications other than liver transplantation or Fontan palliation of congenital heart disease...
February 22, 2018: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29470547/the-characteristics-of-residents-with-unawareness-of-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-in-community
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Pin-Nan Cheng, Yen-Cheng Chiu, Hung-Chih Chiu, Shih-Chieh Chien
BACKGROUND: Control of hepatitis C virus infection (HCV) is an increasingly important issue. Enhancing screening coverage is necessary to discover more HCV infected subjects in community. However, a substantial population is unaware of HCV infection that needs more attention. AIM: The aims of this study were to evaluate the status of HCV infected residents in remote villages, to compare characteristics between already known and unaware HCV infection subjects, and to analyze the disease insights...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29470359/cd44-deficiency-in-mice-protects-the-heart-against-angiotensin-ii-induced-cardiac-fibrosis
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Li-Wang Yang, Dong-Ze Qin, Erskine James, Robert J McKallip, Ning-Ping Wang, Wei-Wei Zhang, Rong-Hua Zheng, Qing-Hua Han, Zhi-Qing Zhao
This study tested the hypothesis that CD44 is involved in development of cardiac fibrosis via angiotensin II (Ang II) AT1 receptor stimulated TNFα/NFκB/IκB signaling pathways. Study was conducted in C57BL/6 wild type and CD44 knockout mice subjected to Ang II infusion (1000 ng/kg/min) using osmotic minipumps up to 4 weeks or with gastric gavage administration of the AT1 receptor blocker, telmisartan at a dose of 10 mg/kg/day. Results indicated that Ang II enhances expression of the AT1 receptor, TNFα, NFκB and CD44 as well as downregulates IκB...
February 21, 2018: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29468473/clinical-aspects-of-myocardial-fibrosis-in-adults-with-ebstein-s-anomaly
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Aleksandra Ciepłucha, Olga Trojnarska, Anna Kociemba, Magdalena Łanocha, Mikolaj Barczynski, Szymon Rozmiarek, Lucyna Kramer, Malgorzata Pyda
Heart failure and arrhythmia are common complications in adults with Ebstein's anomaly. They may result not only from hemodynamic alterations, but also from myocardial fibrosis. Late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) by CMR enables the evaluation of myocardial fibrosis. The aim of the study was to asses the presence of LGE and its relation to clinical outcome. We studied a group of 37 unoperated adults aged 43.0 ± 14.4 years with Ebstein's anomaly from the congenital heart disease outpatient clinic. Study protocol included: cardiopulmonary test, assessment of supraventricular arrhythmia (SVA), and CMR with evaluation of cardiac chambers' morphology and function, and presence of LGE...
February 21, 2018: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29468071/dietary-tetrahydrocurcumin-reduces-renal-fibrosis-and-cardiac-hypertrophy-in-5-6-nephrectomized-rats
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Wei Ling Lau, Mahyar Khazaeli, Javad Savoj, Kasim Manekia, Maria Bangash, Roshni G Thakurta, Anhthu Dang, Nosratola D Vaziri, Bhupinder Singh
Tetrahydrocurcumin (THC) is the principal metabolite of curcumin and has antioxidant properties. In the present investigation, the effect of THC on renal and cardiovascular outcomes was studied in rats with chronic kidney disease (CKD). CKD rats were randomized following 5/6 nephrectomy to a special diet for 9 weeks which contained 1% THC (CKD+THC group). Low-dose polyenylphosphatidylcholine was used as a lipid carrier to increase bioavailability. Endpoints included tail blood pressure, normalized heart weight, plasma and urine biochemical data, and kidney tissue analyses...
April 2018: Pharmacology Research & Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29467337/nitric-oxide-sensitive-guanylyl-cyclase-stimulation-improves-experimental-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction
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Nicola Wilck, Lajos Markó, András Balogh, Kristin Kräker, Florian Herse, Hendrik Bartolomaeus, István A Szijártó, Maik Gollasch, Nadine Reichhart, Olaf Strauss, Arnd Heuser, Damian Brockschnieder, Axel Kretschmer, Ralf Lesche, Florian Sohler, Johannes-Peter Stasch, Peter Sandner, Friedrich C Luft, Dominik N Müller, Ralf Dechend, Nadine Haase
Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) can arise from cardiac and vascular remodeling processes following long-lasting hypertension. Efficacy of common HF therapeutics is unsatisfactory in HFpEF. Evidence suggests that stimulators of the nitric oxide-sensitive soluble guanylyl cyclase (NOsGC) could be of use here. We aimed to characterize the complex cardiovascular effects of NOsGC stimulation using NO-independent stimulator BAY 41-8543 in a double-transgenic rat (dTGR) model of HFpEF. We show a drastically improved survival rate of treated dTGR...
February 22, 2018: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29466218/-structural-and-functional-properties-of-the-left-atrium-in-healthy-volunteers-and-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-data-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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O V Stukalova, N A Mironova, S P Golitsyn, O P Aparina, D V Parkhomenko, E Y Strazdenj, S K Ternovoy
BACKGROUND: in the recent years, there has been an increasing number of publications postulating that data on left atrial (LA) structure obtained by late gadolinium enhancement magnetic resonance imaging (LGE MRI) can improve the management of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). At the same time, similar data regarding healthy LA myocardium is limited. AIM: to assess structural and functional properties of LA in healthy volunteers (HV) using cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) (including LGE MRI); to compare these properties in patients with AF and HV...
September 2017: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29464008/lncrna-pfl-contributes-to-cardiac-fibrosis-by-acting-as-a-competing-endogenous-rna-of-let-7d
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Haihai Liang, Zhenwei Pan, Xiaoguang Zhao, Li Liu, Jian Sun, Xiaomin Su, Chaoqian Xu, Yuhong Zhou, Dandan Zhao, Bozhi Xu, Xuelian Li, Baofeng Yang, Yanjie Lu, Hongli Shan
Rationale: Cardiac fibrosis is associated with various cardiovascular diseases and can eventually lead to heart failure. Dysregulation of long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) has recently been recognized as one of the key mechanisms involved in cardiac diseases. However, the potential roles and underlying mechanisms of lncRNAs in cardiac fibrosis have not been explicitly delineated. Methods and Results: Using a combination of in vitro and in vivo studies, we identified a lncRNA NONMMUT022555, which is designated as a pro-fibrotic lncRNA (PFL), and revealed that PFL is up-regulated in the hearts of mice in response to myocardial infarction (MI) as well as in the fibrotic cardiac fibroblasts (CFs)...
2018: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29463987/let-s-sponge-how-the-lncrna-pfl-promotes-cardiac-fibrosis
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EDITORIAL
Matthias S Leisegang
Compared to their protein-coding counterparts, almost nothing is known about the role of long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) in cardiac fibrosis. In the current report, Liang and Pan et al. characterized the pro-fibrotic lncRNA PFL in respect to cardiac fibrosis in mice. PFL was upregulated in the hearts of mice after myocardial infarction and in fibrotic cardiac fibroblasts. Moreover, PFL competitively sponged the cardio-protective miRNA let-7d in cardiac fibroblasts. Knockdown of platelet activating factor receptor (PTAFR) was shown to affect the pro-fibrotic collagen production mediated by PFL...
2018: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29462717/evaluating-the-impact-of-diabetes-and-diabetic-cardiomyopathy-rat-heart-on-the-outcome-of-ischemia-reperfusion-associated-oxidative-stress
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A Mahalakshmi, Gino A Kurian
Earlier literature underlines that oxidative stress plays a major role in the pathology of myocardial ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury, diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM), diabetes mellitus (DM), fibrosis and hypertrophy which could adversely affect the normal cardiac function. However, the contributory role of oxidative stress in I/R pathology of heart with pre-existing abnormalities or diseases like DM and DCM remains to be explored. I/R injury was induced in normal (normal diet), DM (normal diet + streptozotocin: multiple low dose of 30mg/kg) and DCM (high fat diet (40% fat) + streptozotocin: multiple low dose of 30mg/kg) rat hearts using Langendorff isolated heart perfusion apparatus...
February 17, 2018: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29462261/the-tgf%C3%AE-superfamily-in-cardiac-dysfunction
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Jian Wu, Olan Jackson-Weaver, Jian Xu
TGFβ superfamily includes the transforming growth factor βs (TGFβs), bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs), growth and differentiation factors (GDFs) and Activin/Inhibin families of ligands. Among the 33 members of TGFβ superfamily ligands, many act on multiple types of cells within the heart, including cardiomyocytes, cardiac fibroblasts/myofibroblasts, coronary endothelial cells, smooth muscle cells, and immune cells (e.g. monocytes/macrophages and neutrophils). In this review, we highlight recent discoveries on TGFβs, BMPs, and GDFs in different cardiac residential cellular components, in association with functional impacts in heart development, injury repair, and dysfunction...
February 15, 2018: Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458430/comparison-of-fast-multi-slice-and-standard-segmented-techniques-for-detection-of-late-gadolinium-enhancement-in-ischemic-and-non-ischemic-cardiomyopathy-a-prospective-clinical-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-trial
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Fabian Muehlberg, Kristin Arnhold, Simone Fritschi, Stephanie Funk, Marcel Prothmann, Josephine Kermer, Leonora Zange, Florian von Knobelsdorff-Brenkenhoff, Jeanette Schulz-Menger
BACKGROUND: Segmented phase-sensitive inversion recovery (PSIR) cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) sequences are reference standard for non-invasive evaluation of myocardial fibrosis using late gadolinium enhancement (LGE). Several multi-slice LGE sequences have been introduced for faster acquisition in patients with arrhythmia and insufficient breathhold capability. The aim of this study was to assess the accuracy of several multi-slice LGE sequences to detect and quantify myocardial fibrosis in patients with ischemic and non-ischemic myocardial disease...
February 19, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456586/dietary-canolol-protects-the-heart-against-the-deleterious-effects-induced-by-the-association-of-rapeseed-oil-vitamin-e-and-coenzyme-q10-in-the-context-of-a-high-fat-diet
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Thibault Leger, Isabelle Hininger-Favier, Frédéric Capel, Alain Geloen, Jean-Paul Rigaudière, Chrystèle Jouve, Elodie Pitois, Gaelle Pineau, Carole Vaysse, Jean-Michel Chardigny, Marie-Caroline Michalski, Corinne Malpuech-Brugère, Luc Demaison
Background: Obesity progressively leads to cardiac failure. Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) have been shown to have cardio-protective effects in numerous pathological situations. It is not known whether rapeseed oil, which contains α-linolenic acid (ALA), has a similar protective effect. Omega-3 PUFAs are sensitive to attack by reactive oxygen species (ROS), and lipid peroxidation products could damage cardiac cells. We thus tested whether dietary refined rapeseed oil (RSO) associated with or without different antioxidants (vitamin E, coenzyme Q10 and canolol) is cardio-protective in a situation of abdominal obesity...
2018: Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455792/left-ventricular-structure-and-diastolic-function-by-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
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Binita Riya Chacko, Gauri R Karur, Kim A Connelly, Raymond T Yan, Anish Kirpalani, Rachel Wald, Laura Jimenez-Juan, John Roshan Jacob, Djeven P Deva, Andrew T Yan
OBJECTIVE: Diastolic dysfunction is common in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) and hypertensive heart disease (HHD), but its relationships with left ventricular (LV) parameters have not been well studied. Our objective was to assess the relationship of various measures of diastolic function, and maximum left ventricular wall thickness (MLVWT) and left ventricular mass index (LVMI) in HCM, HHD and normal controls using cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR). We also assessed LV parameters and diastolic function in relation to late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) and right ventricular (RV) hypertrophy in HCM...
January 2018: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454783/comparison-of-the-diastolic-stress-test-with-a-combined-resting-echocardiography-and-biomarker-approach-to-patients-with-exertional-dyspnea-diagnostic-and-prognostic-implications
#16
Wojciech Kosmala, Monika Przewlocka-Kosmala, Aleksandra Rojek, Thomas H Marwick
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to establish the diagnostic and prognostic value of a strategy for prediction of abnormal diastolic response to exercise (AbnDR) using clinical, biochemical, and resting echocardiographic markers in dyspneic patients with mild diastolic dysfunction. BACKGROUND: An AbnDR (increase in left ventricular filling pressure) may indicate heart failure with preserved ejection fraction as the cause of symptoms in dyspneic patients, despite a nonelevated noncardiac at rest...
February 9, 2018: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454750/a-newly-discovered-antifibrotic-pathway-regulated-by-two-fatty-acid-receptors-gpr40-and-gpr84
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Lyne Gagnon, Martin Leduc, Jean-Francois Thibodeau, Ming-Zhi Zhang, Brigitte Grouix, Francois Sarra-Bournet, William Gagnon, Kathy Hince, Mikaël Tremblay, Lilianne Geerts, Christopher R J Kennedy, Richard L Hébert, Alex Gutsol, Chet E Holterman, Eldjonai Kamto, Liette Gervais, Jugurtha Ouboudinar, Jonathan Richard, Alexandra Felton, Alexandre Laverdure, Jean-Christophe Simard, Sylvie Létourneau, Marie-Pier Cloutier, Francois A Leblond, Shaun D Abbott, Christopher Penney, Jean-Simon Duceppe, Boulos Zacharie, Jocelyn Dupuis, Angelino Calderone, Quang Trinh Nguyen, Raymond C Harris, Pierre Laurin
Numerous clinical conditions can lead to organ fibrosis and functional failure. There is a great need for therapies that could effectively target pathophysiological pathways involved in fibrosis. GPR40 and GPR84 are G protein-coupled receptors with free fatty acid ligands and are associated with metabolic and inflammatory disorders. Although GPR40 and GPR84 are involved in diverse physiological processes, no evidence has demonstrated the relevance of GPR40 and GPR84 in fibrosis pathways. Using PBI-4050 (3-pentylbenzeneacetic acid sodium salt), a synthetic analog of a medium-chain fatty acid that displays agonist and antagonist ligand affinity toward GPR40 and GPR84, respectively, we uncovered an antifibrotic pathway involving these receptors...
February 15, 2018: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453696/interrelationship-between-diabetes-mellitus-and-heart-failure-the-role-of-peroxisome-proliferator-activated-receptors-in-left-ventricle-performance
#18
REVIEW
Evangelos Oikonomou, Konstantinos Mourouzis, Petros Fountoulakis, Georgios Angelos Papamikroulis, Gerasimos Siasos, Alexis Antonopoulos, Georgia Vogiatzi, Sotiris Tsalamadris, Manolis Vavuranakis, Dimitris Tousoulis
Heart failure (HF) is a common cardiac syndrome, whose pathophysiology involves complex mechanisms, some of which remain unknown. Diabetes mellitus (DM) constitutes not only a glucose metabolic disorder accompanied by insulin resistance but also a risk factor for cardiovascular disease and HF. During the last years though emerging data set up, a bidirectional interrelationship between these two entities. In the case of DM impaired calcium homeostasis, free fatty acid metabolism, redox state, and advance glycation end products may accelerate cardiac dysfunction...
February 17, 2018: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453456/loss-of-microrna-128-promotes-cardiomyocyte-proliferation-and-heart-regeneration
#19
Wei Huang, Yuliang Feng, Jialiang Liang, Hao Yu, Cheng Wang, Boyu Wang, Mingyang Wang, Lin Jiang, Wei Meng, Wenfeng Cai, Mario Medvedovic, Jenny Chen, Christian Paul, W Sean Davidson, Sakthivel Sadayappan, Peter J Stambrook, Xi-Yong Yu, Yigang Wang
The goal of replenishing the cardiomyocyte (CM) population using regenerative therapies following myocardial infarction (MI) is hampered by the limited regeneration capacity of adult CMs, partially due to their withdrawal from the cell cycle. Here, we show that microRNA-128 (miR-128) is upregulated in CMs during the postnatal switch from proliferation to terminal differentiation. In neonatal mice, cardiac-specific overexpression of miR-128 impairs CM proliferation and cardiac function, while miR-128 deletion extends proliferation of postnatal CMs by enhancing expression of the chromatin modifier SUZ12, which suppresses p27 (cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor) expression and activates the positive cell cycle regulators Cyclin E and CDK2...
February 16, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452461/angiogenesis-precedes-cardiomyocyte-migration-in-regenerating-mammalian-hearts
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Arnar B Ingason, Andrew B Goldstone, Michael J Paulsen, Akshara D Thakore, Vi N Truong, Bryan B Edwards, Anahita Eskandari, Tanner Bollig, Amanda N Steele, Y Joseph Woo
OBJECTIVE: Although the mammalian heart's ability to fully regenerate is debated, its potential to extensively repair itself is gaining support. We hypothesized that heart regeneration relies on rapid angiogenesis to support myocardial regrowth and sought to characterize the timeline for angiogenesis and cell proliferation in regeneration. METHODS: One-day-old CD-1 mice (P1, N = 60) underwent apical resection or sham surgery. Hearts were explanted at serial time points from 0 to 30 days postresection and analyzed with immunohistochemistry to visualize vessel ingrowth and cardiomyocyte migration into the resected region...
March 2018: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
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