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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526264/celecoxib-aggravates-cardiac-apoptosis-in-l-name-induced-pressure-overload-model-in-rats-immunohistochemical-determination-of-cardiac-caspase-3-mcl-1-bax-and-bcl-2
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Sarah M Mosaad, Sawsan A Zaitone, Abdelazim Ibrahim, Amani A El-Baz, Dina M Abo-Elmatty, Yasser M Moustafa
The mechanism of celecoxib cardiovascular adverse events was earlier investigated; yet in-depth investigations are needed to assess the involvement of its pro-apoptotic effect throughout this process. An in-vivo chronic rat model of pressure overload employing Nʷ-nitro-l-arginine methyl ester (L-NAME) was tested at different time intervals to ensure the occurrence of persistent myocardial apoptosis along with pressure overload. Seven groups of male Wistar rats were assigned as (i) distilled water; (ii-iv) L-NAME (60 mg/kg) for 6, 12 or 16 weeks; (v-vii) L-NAME [16 weeks] + celecoxib (25, 50 or 100 mg/kg), from week 13 to week 16...
May 16, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525896/activation-of-cannabinoid-receptor-type-ii-by-am1241-protects-adipose-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-from-oxidative-damage-and-enhances-their-therapeutic-efficacy-in-myocardial-infarction-mice-via-stat3-activation
#2
Dong Han, Xiang Li, Wen-Si Fan, Jiang-Wei Chen, Tian-Tian Gou, Tao Su, Miao-Miao Fan, Meng-Qi Xu, Ya-Bin Wang, Sai Ma, Ya Qiu, Feng Cao
The poor survival of cells in ischemic sites diminishes the therapeutic efficacy of stem cell therapy. Previously we and others have reported that Cannabinoid receptor type II (CB2) is protective during heart ischemic injury for its anti-oxidative activity. However, whether CB2 activation could improve the survival and therapeutic efficacy of stem cells in ischemic myocardium and the underlying mechanisms remain elusive. Here, we showed evidence that CB2 agonist AM1241 treatment could improve the functional survival of adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (AD-MSCs) in vitro as well as in vivo...
May 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525549/the-change-in-circulating-galectin-3-predicts-absence-of-atrial-fibrillation-after-thoracoscopic-surgical-ablation
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Wouter R Berger, Benoît Jagu, Nicoline W E van den Berg, Dean R P P Chan Pin Yin, Jan P van Straalen, Onno J de Boer, Antoine H G Driessen, Jolien Neefs, Sébastien P J Krul, WimJan P van Boven, Allard C van der Wal, Joris R de Groot
Aims: Galectin-3 (Gal-3) is an important mediator of cardiac fibrosis, particularly in heart failure. Increased Gal-3 concentration (Gal-3), associated with increased risk of developing atrial fibrillation (AF), may reflect atrial fibrotic remodelling underlying AF progression. We aimed to investigate whether the change in serum Gal-3 reflects alterations of the arrhythmogenic atrial substrate following thoracoscopic AF surgery, and predicts absence of AF. Methods and results: Consecutive patients undergoing thoracoscopic AF surgery were included...
May 19, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524367/transplantation-of-human-villous-trophoblasts-preserves-cardiac-function-in-mice-with-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Zegen Wang, Ningzheng Dong, Yayan Niu, Zhiwei Zhang, Ce Zhang, Meng Liu, Tiantian Zhou, Qingyu Wu, Ke Cheng
Over the past decade, cell therapies have provided promising strategies for the treatment of ischaemic cardiomyopathy. Particularly, the beneficial effects of stem cells, including bone marrow stem cells (BMSCs), endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs), mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), embryonic stem cells (ESCs), and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), have been demonstrated by substantial preclinical and clinical studies. Nevertheless stem cell therapy is not always safe and effective. Hence, there is an urgent need for alternative sources of cells to promote cardiac regeneration...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522072/cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-in-systemic-sclerosis-pearls-and-pitfalls
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REVIEW
Sophie I Mavrogeni, Juerg Schwitter, Luna Gargani, Alessia Pepe, Lorenzo Monti, Yannick Allanore, Marco Matucci-Cerinic
Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is an autoimmune disease characterized by vascular dysfunction and excessive fibrosis, involving internal organs including the heart. The estimated prevalence of cardiac involvement in SSc is high and remains subclinical until the late stages. It is either primary, related to myocardial inflammation and fibrosis, or secondary, due to pulmonary arterial hypertension (SSc-PAH) or systemic hypertension, in those patients with renal involvement. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) is a useful tool for the early assessment of cardiac involvement in SSc...
March 31, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521775/genome-wide-association-study-of-subclinical-interstitial-lung-disease-in-mesa
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Ani Manichaikul, Xin-Qun Wang, Li Sun, Josée Dupuis, Alain C Borczuk, Jennifer N Nguyen, Ganesh Raghu, Eric A Hoffman, Suna Onengut-Gumuscu, Emily A Farber, Joel D Kaufman, Dan Rabinowitz, Karen D Hinckley Stukovsky, Steven M Kawut, Gary M Hunninghake, George R Washko, George T O'Connor, Stephen S Rich, R Graham Barr, David J Lederer
BACKGROUND: We conducted a genome-wide association study (GWAS) of subclinical interstitial lung disease (ILD), defined as high attenuation areas (HAA) on CT, in the population-based Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis Study. METHODS: We measured the percentage of high attenuation areas (HAA) in the lung fields on cardiac CT scan defined as voxels with CT attenuation values between -600 and -250 HU. Genetic analyses were performed in MESA combined across race/ethnic groups: non-Hispanic White (n = 2,434), African American (n = 2,470), Hispanic (n = 2,065) and Chinese (n = 702), as well as stratified by race/ethnicity...
May 18, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514938/characterization-and-standardization-of-cultured-cardiac-fibroblasts-for-ex-vivo-models-of-heart-fibrosis-and-heart-ischemia
#7
Yue Zhou, Arthur Mark Richards, Peipei Wang
A full understanding of cardiac fibroblast (cFB) biology is essential to study the adverse cardiac remodeling and recovery of myocardium infarction. However, compared to cardiac myocytes, cFB are less well-characterized. Important questions including the variability introduced by cell age (neonatal vs. adult), culture conditions (passage, plate coating and culture medium), and responses to stimuli (e.g. hypoxia and drug treatments) have not been well addressed and standardization of techniques is lacking. This variability invites inconsistency and the confounding of study conclusions...
May 17, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part C, Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512159/employing-extracellular-volume-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-measures-of-myocardial-fibrosis-to-foster-novel-therapeutics
#8
Erik B Schelbert, Hani N Sabbah, Javed Butler, Mihai Gheorghiade
Quantifying myocardial fibrosis (MF) with myocardial extracellular volume measures acquired during cardiovascular magnetic resonance promises to transform clinical care by advancing pathophysiologic understanding and fostering novel therapeutics. Extracellular volume quantifies MF by measuring the extracellular compartment depicted by the myocardial uptake of contrast relative to plasma. MF is a key domain of dysfunctional but viable myocardium among others (eg, microvascular dysfunction and cardiomyocyte/mitochondrial dysfunction)...
June 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507459/spironolactone-ameliorates-the-cardiovascular-toxicity-induced-by-concomitant-trastuzumab-and-thoracic-radiotherapy
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Guler Yavas, Esin Celik, Cagdas Yavas, Cagdas Elsurer, Rengin Elsurer Afsar
AIM: We aimed to evaluate impact of spironolactone (S) on cardiovascular toxicity of concomitant use of radiotherapy (RT) and trastuzumab (T). BACKGROUND: S, an aldosterone receptor antagonist, is known to ameliorate the cardiac damage. S ameliorates anthracycline -induced cardiotoxicity, there is no data regarding to effect of S on both T and radiation-induced cardiotoxicity. MATERIALS/METHODS: Eighty rats were divided into eight groups: group (G) 1 was defined as control group...
July 2017: Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507335/bnip3l-promotes-cardiac-fibrosis-in-cardiac-fibroblasts-through-ca-2-i-tgf-%C3%AE-smad2-3-pathway
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Weili Liu, Xinxing Wang, Zhusong Mei, Jingbo Gong, Lishuang Huang, Xiujie Gao, Yun Zhao, Jing Ma, Lingjia Qian
Fibrosis is an important, structurally damaging event that occurs in pathological cardiac remodeling, leading to cardiac dysfunction. BNIP3L is up-regulated in pressure overload-induced heart failure and has been reported to play an important role in cardiomyocyte apoptosis; however, its involvement in cardiac fibroblasts (CFs) remains unknown. We prove for the first time that the expression of BNIP3L is significantly increased in the CFs of rats undergoing pressure overload-induced heart failure. Furthermore, this increased BNIP3L expression was confirmed in cultured neonatal rat CFs undergoing proliferation and extracellular matrix (ECM) protein over-expression that was induced by norepinephrine (NE)...
May 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507181/fli1-deficiency-induces-cxcl6-expression-in-dermal-fibroblasts-and-endothelial-cells-contributing-to-the-development-of-fibrosis-and-vasculopathy-in-systemic-sclerosis
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Takashi Taniguchi, Yoshihide Asano, Kouki Nakamura, Takashi Yamashita, Ryosuke Saigusa, Yohei Ichimura, Takehiro Takahashi, Tetsuo Toyama, Ayumi Yoshizaki, Shinichi Sato
OBJECTIVE: CXCL6, a chemokine with proangiogenic property, is reported to be involved in vasculopathy associated with systemic sclerosis (SSc). We investigated the contribution of CXCL6 to SSc development by focusing on the association of friend leukemia virus integration 1 (Fli1) deficiency, a potential predisposing factor of SSc, with CXCL6 expression and clinical correlation of serum CXCL6 levels. METHODS: mRNA levels of target genes and the binding of Fli1 to the CXCL6 promoter were evaluated by quantitative reverse transcription-PCR and chromatin immunoprecipitation, respectively...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507167/early-activation-of-deleterious-molecular-pathways-in-the-kidney-in-experimental-heart-failure-with-atrial-remodeling
#12
Tomoko Ichiki, Brenda K Huntley, Gail J Harty, S Jeson Sangaralingham, John C Burnett
Heart failure (HF) is a major health problem with worsening outcomes when renal impairment is present. Therapeutics for early phase HF may be effective for cardiorenal protection, however the detailed characteristics of the kidney in early-stage HF (ES-HF), and therefore treatment for potential renal protection, are poorly defined. We sought to determine the gene and protein expression profiles of specific maladaptive pathways of ES-HF in the kidney and heart. Experimental canine ES-HF, characterized by de-novo HF with atrial remodeling but not ventricular fibrosis, was induced by right ventricular pacing for 10 days...
May 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506373/heart-disease-and-the-liver-pathologic-evaluation
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REVIEW
Anne Knoll Koehne de Gonzalez, Jay H Lefkowitch
Liver injury due to acute and chronic heart failure has long been recognized. This article discusses the concepts of acute cardiogenic liver injury (ACLI) and cardiac or congestive hepatopathy (CH) along with their clinical manifestations and sequelae. Histologically, ACLI manifests as centrilobular hepatocellular necrosis, whereas CH is associated with centrilobular hepatocyte atrophy, dilated sinusoids, and perisinusoidal fibrosis, progressing to bridging fibrosis and ultimately cirrhosis. ACLI is associated with marked increases in aminotransferase levels, whereas CH is associated with a cholestatic pattern of laboratory tests...
June 2017: Gastroenterology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504961/wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-pathway-in-arrhythmogenic-cardiomyopathy
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REVIEW
Alessandra Lorenzon, Martina Calore, Giulia Poloni, Leon J De Windt, Paola Braghetta, Alessandra Rampazzo
Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway plays essential roles in heart development as well as cardiac tissue homoeostasis in adults. Abnormal regulation of this signaling pathway is linked to a variety of cardiac disease conditions, including hypertrophy, fibrosis, arrhythmias, and infarction. Recent studies on genetically modified cellular and animal models document a crucial role of Wnt/β-catenin signaling in the molecular pathogenesis of arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy (AC), an inherited disease of intercalated discs, typically characterized by ventricular arrhythmias and progressive substitution of the myocardium with fibrofatty tissue...
April 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501566/dna-methylation-regulated-gene-expression-in-organ-fibrosis
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REVIEW
Xiangyu Zhang, Min Hu, Xing Lyu, Chun Li, Victor J Thannickal, Yan Y Sanders
DNA methylation is a major epigenetic mechanism to regulate gene expression. Epigenetic regulation, including DNA methylation, histone modifications and RNA interference, results in heritable changes in gene expression independent of alterations in DNA sequence. Epigenetic regulation often occurs in response to aging and environment stimuli, including exposures and diet. Studies have shown that DNA methylation is critical in the pathogenesis of fibrosis involving multiple organs sytems, contributing to significant morbidity and mortality...
May 10, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501115/postconditioning-attenuates-coronary-perivascular%C3%A2-and-interstitial-fibrosis-through-modulating-angiotensin-ii-receptors-and-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-2-after-myocardial-infarction
#16
Zhang-Feng Wang, Ning-Ping Wang, Suzanna Harmouche, Tiji Philip, Xue-Fen Pang, Feng Bai, Zhi-Qing Zhao
BACKGROUND: Postconditioning (Postcon) is known to reduce infarct size. This study tested the hypothesis that Postcon attenuates the perivascular and interstitial fibrosis after myocardial infarction through modulating angiotensin II-activated fibrotic cascade. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Male Sprague-Dawley rats were subjected to 45-min coronary occlusion followed by 1 and 6 wk of reperfusion. Postcon was applied at the onset of reperfusion with four cycles of 10/10-s reperfusion-ischemia at the onset of reperfusion...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500173/tgf-%C3%AE-1-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-1-plays-a-pivotal-role-in-cardiac-myofibroblast-arrhythmogenicity
#17
Nicolò Salvarani, Ange Maguy, Stefano A De Simone, Michele Miragoli, Florian Jousset, Stephan Rohr
BACKGROUND: TGF-β1 (transforming growth factor-β1) importantly contributes to cardiac fibrosis by controlling differentiation, migration, and collagen secretion of cardiac myofibroblasts. It is still elusive, however, to which extent TGF-β1 alters the electrophysiological phenotype of myofibroblasts and cardiomyocytes and whether it affects proarrhythmic myofibroblast-cardiomyocyte crosstalk observed in vitro. METHODS AND RESULTS: Patch-clamp recordings of cultured neonatal rat ventricular myofibroblasts revealed that TGF-β1, applied for 24 to 48 hours at clinically relevant concentrations (≤2...
May 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499669/atorvastatin-reduces-cardiac-and-adipose-tissue-inflammation-in-rats-with-metabolic-syndrome
#18
Yuichiro Yamada, Shino Takeuchi, Mamoru Yoneda, Shogo Ito, Yusuke Sano, Kai Nagasawa, Natsumi Matsuura, Ayako Uchinaka, Toyoaki Murohara, Kohzo Nagata
BACKGROUND: Statins are strong inhibitors of cholesterol biosynthesis and help to prevent cardiovascular disease. They also exert additional pleiotropic effects that include an anti-inflammatory action and are independent of cholesterol, but the molecular mechanisms underlying these additional effects have remained unclear. We have now examined the effects of atorvastatin on cardiac and adipose tissue inflammation in DahlS.Z-Lepr(fa)/Lepr(fa) (DS/obese) rats, which we previously established as a model of metabolic syndrome (MetS)...
May 4, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499247/nlrc5-deficiency-promotes-myocardial-damage-induced-by-high-fat-diet-in-mice-through-activating-tlr4-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb
#19
Shu-Ren Ma, Xiong-Wei Xie
The metabolic syndrome could be induced by high fat diet, leading to cardiovascular diseases, such as myocardial damage. Inflammation response and oxidative stress have been reported to be involved in high fat-induced heart injury, and the molecular mechanism is not fully understood. The NOD-like protein family member, NLRC5, could interact with IKKα to inhibit IKK complex activation. In our study, high fat diet-feeding mice showed cardiac fibrosis, inflammation and oxidative stress through collagen accumulation, TLR4/NF-κB and MAPKs signaling pathways activation...
May 9, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499193/stachydrine-ameliorates-isoproterenol-induced-cardiac-hypertrophy-and-fibrosis-by-suppressing-inflammation-and-oxidative-stress-through-inhibiting-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-jak-stat-signaling-pathways-in-rats
#20
Lingling Zhao, Dawei Wu, Mengru Sang, Yiming Xu, Zhaoguo Liu, Qinan Wu
Cardiac hypertrophy (CH), as one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality in the world, has become an independent and predictive risk factor for adverse cardiovascular events. However, progress in treatment remains sluggish in recent years. Therefore, compounds derived from non-toxic nature plants are urgently needed. Stachydrine (STA), which is isolated from Leonurus, has various activities, including resistance to cardiovascular disease, but little is known about its effect on CH or the mechanisms. We herein investigated the effect of STA on isoproterenol-induced CH and the underlying mechanisms...
May 9, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
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