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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323879/mir-181b-regulates-vascular-stiffness-age-dependently-in-part-by-regulating-tgf-%C3%AE-signaling
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Daijiro Hori, Brittany Dunkerly-Eyring, Yohei Nomura, Debjit Biswas, Jochen Steppan, Jorge Henao-Mejia, Hideo Adachi, Lakshmi Santhanam, Dan E Berkowitz, Charles Steenbergen, Richard A Flavell, Samarjit Das
BACKGROUND: Endothelial dysfunction and arterial stiffening play major roles in cardiovascular diseases. The critical role for the miR-181 family in vascular inflammation has been documented. Here we tested whether the miR-181 family can influence the pathogenesis of hypertension and vascular stiffening. METHODS AND RESULTS: qPCR data showed a significant decrease in miR-181b expression in the aorta of the older mice. Eight miR-181a1/b1-/- mice and wild types (C57BL6J:WT) were followed weekly for pulse wave velocity (PWV) and blood pressure measurements...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315847/effects-of-peripherally-and-centrally-applied-ghrelin-on-the-oxidative-stress-induced-by-renin-angiotensin-system-in-a-rat-model-of-renovascular-hypertension
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Vivian Boshra, Amr M Abbas
BACKGROUND: Renovascular hypertension (RVH) is a result of renal artery stenosis, which is commonly due to astherosclerosis. In this study, we aimed to clarify the central and peripheral effects of ghrelin on the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) in a rat model of RVH. METHODS: RVH was induced in rats by partial subdiaphragmatic aortic constriction. Experiment A was designed to assess the central effect of ghrelin via the intracerebroventricular (ICV) injection of ghrelin (5 μg/kg) or losartan (0...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299812/the-effect-of-tripterygium-glucoside-tablet-on-pharmacokinetics-of-losartan-and-its-metabolite-exp3174-in-rats
#3
Yongsheng Hu, Xuexue Zhou, Hui Shi, Wenyu Shi, Shengjie Ye, Hai Zhang
Losartan and tripterygium glucoside tablet (TGT) are often simultaneously used for reducing urine protein excretion in clinic. However, it was unknown whether there is potential herb-drug interaction between losartan and TGT. The aim of this study was to investigate their potential herb-drug interaction, and clarify the mechanism of the effect of TGT on the pharmacokinetics of losartan and its metabolite EXP3174 in rats. The plasma concentration of losartan and EXP3174 were determined by LC-MS, and the main pharmacokinetic parameters were calculated...
March 16, 2017: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299016/circumscribed-ciliochoroidal-effusion-presenting-as-an-acute-angle-closure-attack
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Roslyn Kathryn Manrique Lipa, María Eugenia González Sánchez, Carlos Antonio Hijar Ordovas, Abel Rojo Aragües, Carmen Garcia Borque
PURPOSE: To report a case of choroidal effusion probably caused by angiotensin receptor II blocker. CASE REPORT: A 52-year-old man with aplastic anemia and high blood pressure who developed unilateral acute angle closure glaucoma after receiving oral cyclosporine and angiotensin II receptor blocker (losartan). Ophthalmic examination revealed visual acuity of 20/30 in the left eye, mild mydriasis, iris bombe, no anterior chamber reaction, mild conjunctival hyperemia, and the intraocular pressure of 30 mmHg...
January 2017: Journal of Ophthalmic & Vision Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298656/a-high-salt-diet-enhances-leukocyte-adhesion-in-association-with-kidney-injury-in-young-dahl-salt-sensitive-rats
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Hidenori Takahashi, Suguru Nakagawa, Yaqiong Wu, Yukari Kawabata, Atsushi Numabe, Yasuo Yanagi, Yasuhiro Tamaki, Yoshio Uehara, Makoto Araie
Salt-sensitive hypertension is associated with severe organ damage. Generating oxygen radicals is an integral component of salt-induced kidney damage, and activated leukocytes are important in oxygen radical biosynthesis. We hypothesized that a high-salt diet causes the upregulation of immune-related mechanisms, thereby contributing to the susceptibility of Dahl salt-sensitive rats to hypertensive kidney damage. For verifying the hypothesis, we investigated leukocytes adhering to retinal vessels when Dahl salt-sensitive rats were challenged with a high-salt (8% NaCl) diet using acridine orange fluoroscopy and a scanning laser ophthalmoscope...
March 16, 2017: Hypertension Research: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298655/dual-nep-ece-inhibition-improves-endothelial-function-in-mesenteric-resistance-arteries-of-32-week-old-shr
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Pieter Lemkens, Leon Ja Spijkers, Merlijn J Meens, Jelly Nelissen, Ben Janssen, Stephan Lm Peters, Paul Mh Schiffers, Jo Gr De Mey
Endothelin 1 (ET-1), a potent vasoconstrictor, pro-mitogenic and pro-inflammatory peptide, may promote development of endothelial dysfunction and arterial remodeling. ET-1 can be formed through cleavage of big-ET-1 by endothelin-converting enzyme (ECE) or neutral endopeptidase (NEP). We investigated whether chronic treatment with the novel dual NEP/ECE inhibitor SOL1 improves functional and structural properties of resistance-sized arteries of 32-week-old male spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR). SHR received a chronic 4-week treatment with SOL1, losartan or hydralazine...
March 16, 2017: Hypertension Research: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290862/-the-effectiveness-of-combination-antihypertensive-therapy-in-women-with-hypothyroidism-and-the-metabolic-syndrome
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V V Skibitsky, A V Fendrikova, N E Pyhalova, D V Sirotenko
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: Evaluating the effectiveness of the various options of combination antihypertensive therapy (AHT) in women with arterial hypertension (AH) and metabolic syndrome (MS) and hypothyroidism. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study included 163 women with hypertension, metabolic syndrome, and hypothyroidism, the median age of 53.5 (48-60) years; in 73 (44.8%) women were diagnosed with subclinical hypothyroidism (SH), 90 (55.2%) - overt hypothyroidism (OH)...
September 2016: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290783/-optimization-of-control-of-blood-pressure-metabolic-disorders-and-target-organs-protection-with-fixed-perindopril-and-indapamide-combination-in-treated-patients-with-arterial-hypertension
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S V Nedogoda, E V Chumachek, A A Ledyaeva, V V Tsoma, A S Salasyuk, V O Smirnova, V Ju Hripaeva, R V Palashkin
PURPOSE: to assess the potential of fixed perindopril/indapamide combination (FPIC) to improve angioprotection in patients with arterial hypertension (AP) with various efficacy of preceding therapy with combination of losartan and hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ). MATERIAL AND METHODS: We included in this open study 50 patients with AP divided into two equal-sized groups in dependence on the achievement of target blood pressure (BP) less than 140/90 mm Hg on preceding therapy with losartan (100 mg) and HCTZ (12...
February 2017: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273314/losartan-attenuates-scar-formation-in-filtering-bleb-after-trabeculectomy
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Huimin Shi, Huiying Wang, Shuhao Fu, Kang Xu, Xiaoyan Zhang, Yiqin Xiao, Wen Ye
Purpose: To examine the effects of losartan on scar formation after trabeculectomy and on fibrotic changes of human Tenon's fibroblasts (HTFs). Methods: Trabeculectomy was performed on New Zealand rabbits. They were randomized to receive one of the following treatments: 0.9% normal saline, mitomycin-C, or one of the three doses of losartan. Bleb morphology, IOP, and histopathology examination were performed. Primary cultured HTFs were treated with losartan or vehicle, with or without angiotensin II (Ang II)...
March 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261571/targeting-angiotensin-ii-type-1-receptor-at1r-inhibits-the-harmful-phenotype-of-plasmodium-specific-cd8-t-cells-during-blood-stage-malaria
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João L Silva-Filho, Celso Caruso-Neves, Ana A S Pinheiro
CD8(+) T-cell response is critical in the pathogenesis of cerebral malaria during blood-stage. Our group and other have been shown that angiotensin II (Ang II) and its receptor AT1 (AT1R), a key effector axis of renin-angiotensin system (RAS), have immune regulatory effects on T cells. Previously, we showed that inhibition of AT1R signaling protects mice against the lethal disease induced by Plasmodium berghei ANKA infection However, most of the Ang II/AT1R actions were characterized by using only pharmacological approaches, the effects of which may not always be due to a specific receptor blockade...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260390/angiotensin-converting-enzyme-inhibitors-induced-angioedema-of-the-small-bowel-mimicking-postoperative-complication
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Caroline Lorenzoni Almeida Ghezzi, Tiago Leal Ghezzi, Oly Campos Corleta
BACKGROUND: Angioedema of the small bowel (ASB) is an extremely rare side effect of the angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEI). We present a case of ACEI-induced ASB mimicking postoperative complication. CASE REPORT: a woman who restarted ACEI after laparoscopic abdominoperineal resection of the rectum and anal canal has presented complaints of abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, and non-acceptance of oral and enteral feeding. Computed tomography scan was performed to rule out surgical complications and has demonstrated an unexplained wall thickening of the proximal small bowel...
March 6, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259714/protective-effect-of-losartan-and-ramipril-against-stress-induced-insulin-resistance-and-related-complications-anti-inflammatory-mechanisms
#12
Barinder Singh, Ashish Mourya, Sangeeta Pilkhwal Sah, Anil Kumar
Chronic restraint stress (CRS) is known to cause various behavioural and biochemical alterations, leading to several negative health outcomes. The present study was designed to explore the impact of inhibiting Renin angiotensin aldosterone system (RAAS) and inflammatory pathways in stress pathophysiology. In the present study, male LACA mice were subjected to restraint stress daily for 30 days. Losartan, nimesulide, ramipril, minocycline and their combinations were administered 45min prior to restraint stress daily and their effects were observed...
March 1, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255983/vasopressin-v1a-receptors-mediate-the-hypertensive-effects-of-pyrnan-apelin-13-in-the-rat-rostral-ventrolateral-medulla
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Philip R Griffiths, Stephen J Lolait, Louise E Harris, Julian Fr Paton, Anne-Marie O'Carroll
Apelin is a ubiquitous peptide that can elevate arterial blood pressure (ABP) yet understanding of the mechanisms involved remain incomplete. Bilateral microinjection of [Pyr(1) ]apelin-13 into the rostral ventrolateral medulla (RVLM), a major source of sympathoexcitatory neurones, increases ABP and sympathetic nerve activity. We sought to investigate the potential involvement of neurotransmitter systems through which the apelin pressor response may occur within the RVLM. Adult male Wistar rats were anaesthetised and ABP was monitored via a femoral arterial catheter...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253719/activation-of-the-cell-membrane-angiotensin-at2-receptors-in-human-leiomyosarcoma-cells-induces-differentiation-and-apoptosis-by-a-ppar%C3%AE-dependent-mechanism
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U LUtzen, Y Zhao, K Lucht, M Zuhayra, J Hedderich, I Cascorbi, J Culman
Angiotensin II (Ang II), the main effector peptide of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS), acting on AT1 and AT2 receptors participates in the regulation of proliferation, differentiation and apoptosis in tumour cells. The peroxisome-proliferator activated receptor γ (PPARγ) and its ligands exert anti-tumour effects in various human cancer cell lines. The present study investigates the effects initiated by AT1- and AT2 receptor stimulation in SK-UT-1 cells, a human leiomyosarcoma cell line, and clarifies the role of the PPARγ in the AT2 receptor-induced differentiation and apoptosis...
March 3, 2017: Neoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236873/perianesthetic-refractory-anaphylactic-shock-with-cefuroxime-in-a-patient-with-history-of-penicillin-allergy-on-multiple-antihypertensive-medications
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Deb Sanjay Nag, Devi Prasad Samaddar, Shashi Kant, Pratap Rudra Mahanty
We report a case of perianesthetic refractory anaphylactic shock with cefuroxime in a patient with history of penicillin allergy on regular therapy with atenolol, losartan, prazosin and nicardipine. Severe anaphylactic shock was only transiently responsive to 10mL of (1:10,000) epinephrine and needed norepinephrine and dopamine infusion. Supportive therapy with vasopressors and inotropes along with mechanical ventilation for the next 24hours resulted in complete recovery. She was successfully operated upon 2 weeks later with the same anesthetic drugs but intravenous ciprofloxacin as the alternative antibiotic for perioperative prophylaxis...
March 2017: Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223849/review-about-gabapentin-misuse-interactions-contraindications-and-side-effects
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REVIEW
Gabriel C Quintero
The current work is targeted to review the risks of gabapentin misuse, its potential interactions with other drugs, side effects and use contraindications. This review consists of a total of 99 biographical references (from the year 1983 to 2016). A publication search of PubMed was performed from January 1983 to December 2016. It included animal studies, clinical studies, case studies and reviews related to gabapentin misuse, potential interactions, side effects and use contraindications. The search terms were gabapentin, anticonvulsant and antiepileptic...
2017: Journal of Experimental Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214691/dlitiazem-inhibits-the-oxidative-stress-induced-by-angiotensin-ii-through-growth-hormone-secretagogue-receptor-type-1a-in-human-umbilicus-vein-endothelial-cells
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Lingyun Zhou, Meng Yang, Shanru Zuo, Xiaofeng Guan, Jianglin Wang, Qingjie Chen, Xiaocong Zuo, Sujie Jia, Ren Guo
Diltiazem has been used for post-transplant hypertension, but the mechanism underlying its protective effect of endothelial cells against angiotensin II (Ang II) - induced impairment remains unclear. Human umbilicus vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) were cultured and divided into seven groups: control, Ang II (10(-6)M), diltiazem (10(-6)M), [D-Lys3]-GHRP-6(25μM), diltiazem (10(-6)M)+Ang II (10(-6)M), losartan (10(-6)M)+Ang II (10(-6)M), [D-Lys3]-GHRP-6 (25μM) + Dil(10(-6)M)+Ang II (10(-6)M) groups. Nitric oxide (NO) production, intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) levels, protein and mRNA expressions of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) and p47 phox subunit of NADPH were evaluated...
February 16, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214547/cerebral-small-vessel-disease-predisposes-to-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-in-spontaneously-hypertensive-rats
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Emilio Russo, Antonio Leo, Francesca Scicchitano, Annalidia Donato, Edoardo Ferlazzo, Sara Gasparini, Vittoria Cianci, Chiara Mignogna, Giuseppe Donato, Rita Citraro, Umberto Aguglia, Giovambattista De Sarro
The link between cerebral small vessel disease (CSVD) and epilepsy has been poorly investigated. Some reports suggest that CSVD may predispose to temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). Aim of this study was to evaluate whether spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs), an established model of systemic hypertension and CSVD, have a propensity to develop TLE more than generalized seizures. To this aim, amygdala kindling, as a model of TLE, and pentylenetetrazole (PTZ)-induced kindling, as a model of generalized seizures, have been used to ascertain whether SHRs are more prone to TLE as compared to Wistar Kyoto control rats...
February 15, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210225/increased-apoptosis-in-the-paraventricular-nucleus-mediated-by-at1r-ras-erk1-2-signaling-results-in-sympathetic-hyperactivity-and-renovascular-hypertension-in-rats-after-kidney-injury
#19
Hongguo Zhu, Lishan Tan, Yumin Li, Jiawen Li, Minzi Qiu, Lanying Li, Mengbi Zhang, Min Liang, Aiqing Li
Background: The central nervous system plays a vital role in the development of hypertension, but the molecular regulatory mechanisms are not fully understood. This study aimed to explore signaling in the paraventricular nucleus (PVN) which might contribute to renal hypertension. Methods: Renal hypertension model was established by five-sixth nephrectomy operation (5/6Nx) in male Sprague Dawley rats. Ten weeks afterwards, they were random assigned to no treatment, or intracerebroventricular injection (ICV) with artificial cerebrospinal fluid, losartan [angiotensin II receptor type 1 (AT1R) antagonist], farnesylthiosalicylic acid (Ras inhibitor), PD98059 (MEK inhibitor), or SB203580 (p38 inhibitor) and Z-DEVD-FMK (caspase-3 inhibitor)...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204966/inhibition-of-the-renin-angiotensin-system-post-myocardial-infarction-prevents-inflammation-associated-acute-cardiac-rupture
#20
Xiao-Ming Gao, Alan Tsai, Annas Al-Sharea, Yidan Su, Shirley Moore, Li-Ping Han, Helen Kiriazis, Anthony M Dart, Andrew J Murphy, Xiao-Jun Du
PURPOSE: Inhibition of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) is beneficial in patient management after myocardial infarction (MI). However, whether RAS inhibition also provides cardiac protection in the acute phase of MI is unclear. METHODS: Male 129sv mice underwent coronary artery occlusion to induce MI, followed by treatment with losartan (L, 20 and 60 mg/kg), perindopril (P, 2 and 6 mg/kg), amlodipine (20 mg/kg as a BP-lowering agent) or vehicle as control. Drug effects on hemodynamics were examined...
February 15, 2017: Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy
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