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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169278/improving-the-therapeutic-efficacy-of-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-to-restore-perfusion-in-critical-limb-ischemia-through-pulsed-focused-ultrasound
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Pamela A Tebebi, Saejeong J Kim, Rashida A Williams, Blerta Milo, Victor Frenkel, Scott R Burks, Joseph A Frank
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) are promising therapeutics for critical limb ischemia (CLI). Mechanotransduction from pulsed focused ultrasound (pFUS) upregulates local chemoattractants to enhance homing of intravenously (IV)-infused MSC and improve outcomes. This study investigated whether pFUS exposures to skeletal muscle would improve local homing of iv-infused MSCs and their therapeutic efficacy compared to iv-infused MSCs alone. CLI was induced by external iliac arterial cauterization in 10-12-month-old mice...
February 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111740/anaesthetic-induced-cardioprotection-in-an-experimental-model-of-the-takotsubo-syndrome-isoflurane-vs-propofol
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J Oras, B Redfors, A Ali, J Lundgren, C Sihlbom, A Thorsell, H Seeman-Lodding, E Omerovic, S-E Ricksten
BACKGROUND: Takotsubo syndrome (TS) is an acute cardiac condition with a substantial mortality for which no specific treatment is available. We have previously shown that isoflurane attenuates the development of left ventricular (LV) dysfunction in an experimental TS-model. We compared the effects of equi-anaesthetic doses of isoflurane, propofol and ketamine+midazolam on haemodynamics, global and regional LV systolic function and the activation of intracellular metabolic pathways in experimental TS...
March 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090302/three-dimensional-micro-computed-tomography-analysis-of-the-lung-vasculature-and-differential-adipose-proteomics-in-the-sugen-hypoxia-rat-model-of-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Kelly J Shields, Kostas Verdelis, Michael J Passineau, Erin M Faight, Lee Zourelias, Changgong Wu, Rong Chong, Raymond L Benza
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a rare disease characterized by significant vascular remodeling. The obesity epidemic has produced great interest in the relationship between small visceral adipose tissue depots producing localized inflammatory conditions, which may link metabolism, innate immunity, and vascular remodeling. This study used novel micro computed tomography (microCT) three-dimensional modeling to investigate the degree of remodeling of the lung vasculature and differential proteomics to determine small visceral adipose dysfunction in rats with severe PAH...
December 2016: Pulmonary Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053612/ischemic-brain-injury-decreases-dynamin-like-protein-1-expression-in-a-middle-cerebral-artery-occlusion-animal-model-and-glutamate-exposed-ht22-cells
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Ah-Ram Jang, Phil-Ok Koh
Dynamin-like protein I (DLP-1) is an important mitochondrial fission and fusion protein that is associated with apoptotic cell death in neurodegenerative diseases. In this study, we investigated DLP-1 expression in a focal cerebral ischemia animal model and glutamate-exposed hippocampal-derived cell line. Middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) was surgically induced in adult male rats to induce focal cerebral ischemic injury. Brain tissues were collected 24 hours after the onset of MCAO. MCAO induces an increase in infarct volume and histopathological changes in the cerebral cortex...
December 2016: Laboratory Animal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049027/an-integrated-shotgun-proteomics-and-bioinformatics-approach-for-analysis-of-brain-proteins-from-mcao-model-using-serial-affinity-chromatograph-with-four-active-ingredients-from-shengmai-preparations-as-ligands
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Xiao-Xue Fan, Fang Li, Yan-Ni Lv, Yu Zhang, Jun-Ping Kou, Bo-Yang Yu
Identification and validation of disease-relevant target proteins for natural products is an essential component of modern pharmaceutical research. In the present study, an integrated shotgun proteomics and bioinformatics approach was established to profile the interaction of active small molecules derived from ShengMai preparations (SMXZF) with hundreds of endogenously expressed proteins from middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) model. Affinity-based proteomic strategies for isolation and identification of targets for the bioactive components is a classic, but still powerful approach...
February 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28036116/hmgb1-down-regulation-mediates-terameprocol-vascular-anti-proliferative-effect-in-experimental-pulmonary-hypertension
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Rita Nogueira-Ferreira, Manuel J Ferreira-Pinto, Ana Filipa Silva, Rui Vitorino, Joana Justino, Raquel Costa, Daniel Moreira-Gonçalves, Jean-François Quignard, Thomas Ducret, Jean-Pierre Savineau, Adelino F Leite-Moreira, Rita Ferreira, Tiago Henriques-Coelho
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a progressive disease with a poor prognosis. Pulmonary artery smooth muscle cells (PASMCs) play a crucial role in PAH pathophysiology, displaying a hyperproliferative and apoptotic-resistant phenotype. In the present study, we evaluated the potential therapeutic role of terameprocol (TMP), an inhibitor of cellular proliferation and promoter of apoptosis, in a well-established pre-clinical model of PAH induced by monocrotaline (MCT) and studied the biological pathways modulated by TMP in PASMCs...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013562/deciphering-acute-coronary-syndrome-biomarkers-high-resolution-proteomics-in-platelets-thrombi-and-microparticles
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Diana Navas-Carrillo, Francisco Marín, Mariano Valdés, Esteban Orenes-Piñero
Acute coronary syndromes (ACS) encompass unstable angina, non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction, ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction and sudden cardiac death. They are commonly associated with the presence of vulnerable plaques in the coronary arteries and occur when a thrombus formed from a ruptured atheromatous plaque causes a prolonged occlusion of a coronary artery. The erosion of the vulnerable plaques results in the formation of luminal thrombi secondary to platelet activation and the release of thrombogenic elements within the atherosclerotic lesions...
January 2017: Critical Reviews in Clinical Laboratory Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013348/calpain-1-cleaves-and-inactivates-prostacyclin-synthase-in-mesenteric-arteries-from-diabetic-mice
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Voahanginirina Randriamboavonjy, Anastasia Kyselova, Amro Elgheznawy, Sven Zukunft, Ilka Wittig, Ingrid Fleming
Diabetes is associated with a number of co-morbidities including an increased risk of developing cardiovascular diseases. The activation of Ca(2+)-activated proteases of the calpain family has been implicated in platelet activation associated with diabetes and this study aimed to determine the role of calpain activation in the development of endothelial dysfunction. Diabetes induction in mice attenuated acetylcholine-induced relaxation of mesenteric artery rings, an effect prevented in mice receiving a calpain inhibitor...
January 2017: Basic Research in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004756/alteration-of-platelet-gpvi-signaling-in-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-patients-demonstrated-by-a-combination-of-proteomic-biochemical-and-functional-approaches
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Paula Vélez, Raymundo Ocaranza-Sánchez, Diego López-Otero, Lilian Grigorian-Shamagian, Isaac Rosa, Esteban Guitián, José María García-Acuña, José Ramón González-Juanatey, Ángel García
The platelet-specific collagen receptor glycoprotein VI (GPVI) is critical for the formation of arterial thrombosis in vivo. We analyzed GPVI-activated platelets from ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients and matched stable coronary artery disease (SCAD) controls in order to provide novel clues on the degree of involvement of GPVI signaling in the acute event. Firstly, platelets were isolated from systemic venous blood and activated with the GPVI specific agonist CRP (collagen-related peptide)...
December 22, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999137/cystatin-c-is-a-crucial-endogenous-protective-determinant-against-stroke
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Zongping Fang, Jiao Deng, Zhixin Wu, Beibei Dong, Shiquan Wang, Xiaodan Chen, Huang Nie, Hailong Dong, Lize Xiong
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSERESULTS: Endogenous neuroprotection can be induced by ischemic and nonischemic preconditioning. However, not all subjects that undergo preconditioning exhibit similar favorable outcome. This study is to explore the molecules responsible for this phenomenon and find new therapeutic targets for stroke. METHODS: Adult male Sprague-Dawley rats were subjected to transient middle cerebral artery occlusion. High-throughput proteomic technique, isobaric tag for relative and absolute quantification, was used to screen differentially expressed proteins in the rats that developed ischemic tolerance from hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) preconditioning...
December 20, 2016: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986275/calpain-inhibition-modulates-glycogen-synthase-kinase-3%C3%AE-pathways-in-ischemic-myocardium-a-proteomic-and-mechanistic-analysis
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Brittany A Potz, Ashraf A Sabe, Nassrene Y Elmadhun, Richard T Clements, M Ruhul Abid, Neel R Sodha, Frank W Sellke
BACKGROUND: Calpain inhibition has an enhancing effect on myocardial perfusion and improves myocardial density by inhibiting glycogen synthase kinase 3β (GSK-3β) and up-regulating downstream signaling pathways, including the insulin/PI3K and WNT/β-catenin pathways, in a pig model of chronic myocardial ischemia in the setting of metabolic syndrome. METHODS: Pigs were fed a high-fat diet for 4 weeks, then underwent placement of an ameroid constrictor to the left circumflex artery...
February 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27968851/development-of-the-novel-antiplatelet-agent-adtm-originating-from-traditional-chinese-medicine-a-chemical-proteomic-analysis-and-in-vivo-assessment-of-efficacy-in-an-animal-model
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Guozhen Cui, Angela Wa Ho, Simon Ming Yuen Lee, Yuqiang Wang, Maggie Pui Man Hoi
BACKGROUND: An ageing population and lifestyle changes have led to increased cardiovascular disease-related morbidity and mortality in China, where an estimated 230 million people have cardiovascular disease. Long-term antiplatelet therapy with aspirin and clopidogrel are used for treatment and post-stenting primary prevention of acute coronary syndrome, but the risk of bleeding complications is high. This study aimed to identify the target of the newly developed antiplatelet agent ADTM, originating from traditional Chinese herbs...
October 2016: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923348/comparison-of-different-statistical-approaches-for-urinary-peptide-biomarker-detection-in-the-context-of-coronary-artery-disease
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Eleanor Stanley, Eleni Ioanna Delatola, Esther Nkuipou-Kenfack, William Spooner, Walter Kolch, Joost P Schanstra, Harald Mischak, Thomas Koeck
BACKGROUND: When combined with a clinical outcome variable, the size, complexity and nature of mass-spectrometry proteomics data impose great statistical challenges in the discovery of potential disease-associated biomarkers. The purpose of this study was thus to evaluate the effectiveness of different statistical methods applied for urinary proteomic biomarker discovery and different methods of classifier modelling in respect of the diagnosis of coronary artery disease in 197 study subjects and the prognostication of acute coronary syndromes in 368 study subjects...
December 6, 2016: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922054/first-insight-into-the-proteome-landscape-of-the-porcine-short-posterior-ciliary-arteries-key-signalling-pathways-maintaining-physiologic-functions
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Caroline Manicam, Natarajan Perumal, Norbert Pfeiffer, Franz H Grus, Adrian Gericke
Short posterior ciliary arteries (sPCA) provide the major blood supply to the optic nerve head. Emerging evidence has linked structural and functional anomalies of sPCA to the pathogenesis of several ocular disorders that cause varying degrees of visual loss, particularly anterior ischaemic optic neuropathy and glaucoma. Although the functional relevance of this vascular bed is well-recognized, the proteome of sPCA remains uncharacterized. Since the porcine ocular system closely resembles that of the human's and is increasingly employed in translational ophthalmic research, this study characterized the proteome of porcine sPCA employing the mass spectrometry-based proteomics strategy...
December 6, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886187/plasma-proteomic-study-in-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-associated-with-congenital-heart-diseases
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Xi Zhang, Hai-Tao Hou, Jun Wang, Xiao-Cheng Liu, Qin Yang, Guo-Wei He
Pulmonary arterial hypertension associated with congenital heart disease (CHD-PAH) has serious consequence and plasma protein profiles in CHD-PAH are unknown. We aimed to reveal the differential plasma proteins in 272 CHD patients with or without PAH. Various types of CHD-PAH were studied. Differential plasma proteins were first detected by iTRAQ proteomic technology and those with significant clinical relevance were selected for further ELISA validation in new cohort of patients. Among the 190 differential plasma proteins detected by iTRAQ, carbamoyl-phosphate synthetase I (CPSI, related to urea cycle and endogenous nitric oxide production) and complement factor H-related protein 2 (CFHR2, related to complement system and coagulant mechanism) were selected for further ELISA validation in new cohort of 152 patients...
November 25, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854133/translational-advances-in-the-field-of-pulmonary-hypertension-focusing-on-developmental-origins-and-disease-inception-for-the-prevention-of-pulmonary-hypertension
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Bradley A Maron, Steven H Abman
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February 1, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842563/novel-extracellular-and-nuclear-caspase-1-and-inflammasomes-propagate-inflammation-and-regulate-gene-expression-a-comprehensive-database-mining-study
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Luqiao Wang, Hangfei Fu, Gayani Nanayakkara, Yafeng Li, Ying Shao, Candice Johnson, Jiali Cheng, William Y Yang, Fan Yang, Muriel Lavallee, Yanjie Xu, Xiaoshu Cheng, Hang Xi, Jonathan Yi, Jun Yu, Eric T Choi, Hong Wang, Xiaofeng Yang
BACKGROUND: Caspase-1 is present in the cytosol as an inactive zymogen and requires the protein complexes named "inflammasomes" for proteolytic activation. However, it remains unclear whether the proteolytic activity of caspase-1 is confined only to the cytosol where inflammasomes are assembled to convert inactive pro-caspase-1 to active caspase-1. METHODS: We conducted meticulous data analysis methods on proteomic, protein interaction, protein intracellular localization, and gene expressions of 114 experimentally identified caspase-1 substrates and 38 caspase-1 interaction proteins in normal physiological conditions and in various pathologies...
November 14, 2016: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796300/parp9-and-parp14-cross-regulate-macrophage-activation-via-stat1-adp-ribosylation
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Hiroshi Iwata, Claudia Goettsch, Amitabh Sharma, Piero Ricchiuto, Wilson Wen Bin Goh, Arda Halu, Iwao Yamada, Hideo Yoshida, Takuya Hara, Mei Wei, Noriyuki Inoue, Daiju Fukuda, Alexander Mojcher, Peter C Mattson, Albert-László Barabási, Mark Boothby, Elena Aikawa, Sasha A Singh, Masanori Aikawa
Despite the global impact of macrophage activation in vascular disease, the underlying mechanisms remain obscure. Here we show, with global proteomic analysis of macrophage cell lines treated with either IFNγ or IL-4, that PARP9 and PARP14 regulate macrophage activation. In primary macrophages, PARP9 and PARP14 have opposing roles in macrophage activation. PARP14 silencing induces pro-inflammatory genes and STAT1 phosphorylation in M(IFNγ) cells, whereas it suppresses anti-inflammatory gene expression and STAT6 phosphorylation in M(IL-4) cells...
October 31, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27780851/microrna-based-therapy-of-gata2-deficient-vascular-disease
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Dorothee Hartmann, Jan Fiedler, Kristina Sonnenschein, Annette Just, Angelika Pfanne, Karina Zimmer, Janet Remke, Ariana Foinquinos, Malte Butzlaff, Katharina Schimmel, Lars Maegdefessel, Denise Hilfiker-Kleiner, Nico Lachmann, Andreas Schober, Natali Froese, Jörg Heineke, Johann Bauersachs, Sandor Batkai, Thomas Thum
BACKGROUND: The transcription factor GATA2 orchestrates the expression of many endothelial-specific genes, illustrating its crucial importance for endothelial cell function. The capacity of this transcription factor in orchestrating endothelial-important microRNAs (miRNAs/miR) is unknown. METHODS: Endothelial GATA2 was functionally analyzed in human endothelial cells in vitro. Endogenous short interfering RNA-mediated knockdown and lentiviral-based overexpression were applied to decipher the capacity of GATA2 in regulating cell viability and capillary formation...
December 13, 2016: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27718750/platelet-proteomics-applied-to-the-search-for-novel-antiplatelet-therapeutic-targets
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Irene Izquierdo, Ángel García
Unwanted platelet activation is associated with numerous diseases, mainly thrombosis-related. In this context, proteomics has emerged as a novel tool with potential for drug target discovery and to scrutinize the effects of antiplatelet drugs. Areas covered: The present review presents the main findings of platelet proteomic studies to date in the context of drug target discovery and perspectives for the future ahead. It includes data and evidences obtained from literature searches on PubMed as well as commentaries derived from the authors' experience and opinions...
October 8, 2016: Expert Review of Proteomics
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