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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212710/ctrp1-in-liver-disease
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P Shabani, S Emamgholipour, M Doosti
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a chronic liver disease occurs in significant percentage of general population. NAFLD is closely associated with entire spectrum of metabolic-related disorders including diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular diseases. Considering several similar pathways underpinning metabolic disorders, presence of common molecular mediators contributing to pathomechanism of these disorders is expected. Mounting evidence has demonstrated important role of adipokines in the context of NAFLD...
2017: Advances in Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208120/cardiovascular-complications-of-hiv-infection
#2
Marshall J Glesby
HIV-infected individuals are at increased risk for cardiovascular events. Widely used cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk calculators to determine indications for statin treatment are not well validated for use in the HIV-infecte population. Some experts advocate including HIV infection as an independent risk factor for CVD. The effects of antiretroviral therapy on lipid profiles and the potentially increased risk for cardiovascular events must be taken into account when selecting treatment for HIV-infected individuals...
December 2017: Topics in Antiviral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202017/association-between-metformin-use-and-below-the-knee-arterial-calcification-score-in-type-2-diabetic-patients
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Aurélien Mary, Agnes Hartemann, Sophie Liabeuf, Carole Elodie Aubert, Salim Kemel, Joe Elie Salem, Philippe Cluzel, Aurélie Lenglet, Ziad A Massy, Jean-Daniel Lalau, Romuald Mentaverri, Olivier Bourron, Saïd Kamel
BACKGROUND: Vascular calcification (VC) is common in type 2 diabetes, and is associated with cardiovascular complications. Recent preclinical data suggest that metformin inhibits VC both in vitro and in animal models. However, metformin's effects in patients with diabetic VC have not previously been characterized. The present study investigated the association between metformin use and lower-limb arterial calcification in patients with type 2 diabetes and high cardiovascular risk. METHODS: The DIACART cross-sectional cohort study included 198 patients with type 2 diabetes but without severe chronic kidney disease...
February 15, 2017: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192887/linking-resistin-inflammation-and-cardiometabolic-diseases
#4
Hyeong Kyu Park, Mi Kyung Kwak, Hye Jeong Kim, Rexford S Ahima
Adipose tissue secretes a variety of bioactive substances that are associated with chronic inflammation, insulin resistance, and an increased risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus. While resistin was first known as an adipocyte-secreted hormone (adipokine) linked to obesity and insulin resistance in rodents, it is predominantly expressed and secreted by macrophages in humans. Epidemiological and genetic studies indicate that increased resistin levels are associated with the development of insulin resistance, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease...
February 16, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188041/chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-and-atrial-fibrillation-an-unknown-relationship
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REVIEW
Christos A Goudis
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is independently associated with atrial fibrillation (AF). Decreased oxygenation, hypercapnia, pulmonary hypertension, diastolic dysfunction, oxidative stress, inflammation, changes in atrial size by altered respiratory physiology, increased arrhythmogenicity from nonpulmonary vein foci commonly located in the right atrium, and respiratory drugs have been implicated in the pathogenesis of AF in COPD. The understanding of the relationship between COPD and AF is of particular importance, as the presence of the arrhythmia has significant impact on mortality, especially in COPD exacerbations...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183353/endothelial-injury-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-crosstalk-between-dimethylarginines-and-systemic-inflammation
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Theodoros Dimitroulas, James Hodson, Aamer Sandoo, Jacqueline Smith, George D Kitas
BACKGROUND: Symmetric (SDMA) and asymmetric (ADMA) dimethylarginines have emerged as novel biomarkers of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in several disease settings associated with atherosclerosis. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic systemic inflammatory disease characterized by high CVD mortality and morbidity. ADMA and SDMA levels are abnormal in RA patients, but their correlation with assessments of endothelial function and structure remains unknown. We aimed to investigate whether SDMA and ADMA are associated with carotid intima media thickness (cIMT) and arterial stiffness as well as non-invasive assessments of in vivo micro- and macrovascular endothelial function in RA patients with high systemic inflammatory load...
February 10, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182617/statins-in-hiv-infected-patients-potential-beneficial-effects-and-clinical-use
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Enrique Bernal, Mar Masiá, Irene Marín, Félix Gutiérrez
Patients living with HIV have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease that is considered to be the result of an interaction between traditional cardiovascular risk factors, particularly smoking and dyslipidemia, and persistent chronic inflammation and immune activation associated with HIV infection, along with side effects of antiretroviral therapy. In the general population, the administration of statins has been associated with a reduction in cardiovascular disease-associated mortality, and these drugs are among the most common class of medication prescribed in high-income countries...
February 9, 2017: AIDS Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181735/the-innervation-of-the-kidney-in-renal-injury-and-inflammation-a-cause-and-consequence-of-deranged-cardiovascular-control
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REVIEW
Mohammed H Abdulla, Edward J Johns
Extensive investigations have revealed that renal sympathetic nerves regulate renin secretion, tubular fluid reabsorption and renal haemodynamics which can impact on cardiovascular homoeostasis normally and in pathophysiological states. The significance of the renal afferent innervation and its role in determining the autonomic control of the cardiovascular system is uncertain. The transduction pathways at the renal afferent nerves have been shown to require pro-inflammatory mediators and TRPV1 channels. Reno-renal reflexes have been described, both inhibitory and excitatory, demonstrating that a neural link exists between kidneys and may determine the distribution of excretory and haemodynamic function between the two kidneys...
February 9, 2017: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168552/obesity-cardiovascular-disease-and-role-of-vitamin-c-on-inflammation-a-review-of-facts-and-underlying-mechanisms
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REVIEW
Mohammed S Ellulu
Obesity means the accumulation of excessive fat that may interfere with the maintenance of optimal state of health. Obesity causes cardiac and vascular disease through well-known mediators such as hypertension, type-2 diabetes mellitus, and dyslipidemia, but there are evidences for other mediators such as chronic inflammation, oxidative stress, and thrombosis. The decreased levels of antioxidants factors and nitric oxide predispose to further cardiovascular adverse events. To reduce the risks, antioxidants can help by neutralizing the free radicals and protecting from damage by donating electrons...
February 6, 2017: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167864/ezetimibe-reduces-cholesterol-content-and-nf-kappab-activation-in-liver-but-not-in-intestinal-tissue-in-guinea-pigs
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Peter Fraunberger, Elisabeth Gröne, Hermann-Josef Gröne, Heinz Drexel, Autar K Walli
BACKGROUND: Statins (HMG CoA reductase inhibitors), in addition to reducing circulating cholesterol and incidence of coronary heart disease, also have pleiotropic, anti-inflammatory effects. Patients with chronic liver diseases, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) or hepatitis C are often excluded from statin therapy because of adverse effects in a small cohort of patients despite increased cardiovascular risk cholesterol. Ezetimibe, which inhibits cholesterol absorption by inhibition of Niemann-Pick C1 like 1 (NPC1L1) protein in the brush border of intestinal cells, has been suggested as a new therapeutic option in these patients...
2017: Journal of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165470/sodium-chloride-promotes-tissue-inflammation-via-osmotic-stimuli-in-subtotal-nephrectomized-mice
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Fumiko Sakata, Yasuhiko Ito, Masashi Mizuno, Akiho Sawai, Yasuhiro Suzuki, Takako Tomita, Mitsuhiro Tawada, Akio Tanaka, Akiyoshi Hirayama, Akihiro Sagara, Takashi Wada, Shoichi Maruyama, Tomoyoshi Soga, Seiichi Matsuo, Enyu Imai, Yoshifumi Takei
Chronic inflammation, which is often associated with high all-cause and cardiovascular mortality, is prevalent in patients with renal failure; however, the precise mechanisms remain unclear. High-salt intake was reported to induce lymphangiogenesis and autoimmune diseases via osmotic stimuli with accumulation of sodium or chloride. In addition, sodium was recently reported to be stored in the extremities of dialysis patients. We studied the effects and mechanisms of high salt loading on tissue and systemic inflammation in subtotal-nephrectomized mice (5/6Nx) and in cultured cells...
February 6, 2017: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157162/evidence%C3%A2-of%C3%A2-some%C3%A2-natural%C3%A2-products%C3%A2-with%C3%A2-antigenotoxic%C3%A2-effects-%C3%A2-part%C3%A2-1-%C3%A2-fruits%C3%A2-and%C3%A2-polysaccharides
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REVIEW
Jeannett Alejandra Izquierdo-Vega, José Antonio Morales-González, Manuel SánchezGutiérrez, Gabriel Betanzos-Cabrera, Sara M Sosa-Delgado, María Teresa Sumaya-Martínez, Ángel Morales-González, Rogelio Paniagua-Pérez, Eduardo Madrigal-Bujaidar, Eduardo Madrigal-Santillán
Cancer is one of the leading causes of deaths worldwide. The agents capable of causing damage to genetic material are known  as genotoxins and, according to their mode of action, are classified into mutagens, carcinogens or teratogens. Genotoxins are  involved in the pathogenesis of several chronic degenerative diseases including hepatic, neurodegenerative and cardiovascular  disorders, diabetes, arthritis, cancer, chronic inflammation and ageing. In recent decades, researchers have found novel bioactive  phytocompounds able to counteract the effects of physical and chemical mutagens...
February 2, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155616/crosstalk-between-oxidative-and-nitrosative-stress-and-arterial-stiffness
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Ioana Mozos, Constantin Tudor Luca
Arterial stiffness, the expression of reduced arterial elasticity, is an effective predictor of cardiovascular disorders. Oxidative stress is an imbalance between exposure to toxic reactive oxygen species (ROS) and antioxidant systems. The increase in reactive nitrogen species (RNS) is termed nitrosative stress. We review the main mechanisms and products linking arterial stiffness with oxidative and nitrosative stress in several disorders, focusing on recent experimental and clinical data, and the mechanisms explaining benefits of antioxidant therapy...
February 1, 2017: Current Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28147449/exercise-effects-on-perivascular-adipose-tissue-endocrine-and-paracrine-determinants-of-vascular-function
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REVIEW
B C S Boa, J S Yudkin, V W M van Hinsbergh, E Bouskela, E C Eringa
Obesity is a global epidemic, accompanied by increased risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Adipose tissue hypertrophy is associated with adipose tissue inflammation, which alters secretion of adipose tissue-derived bioactive products, known as adipokines. Adipokines determine vessel wall properties such as smooth muscle tone and vessel wall inflammation. Exercise is a mainstay of prevention of chronic, non-communicable diseases, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease in particular. Aside from reducing adipose tissue mass, exercise has been shown to reduce inflammatory activity in this tissue...
February 1, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144263/neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-as-a-possible-indicator-of-epicardial-adipose-tissue-in-patients-undergoing-hemodialysis
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Adalet Ozcicek, Fatih Ozcicek, Gursel Yildiz, Aysu Timuroglu, Levent Demirtas, Mutlu Buyuklu, Ufuk Kuyrukluyildiz, Emin Murat Akbas, Ergun Topal, Kultigin Turkmen
INTRODUCTION: Chronic inflammation is a major risk factor in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients. Epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) is the true visceral fat depot of the heart. The relationship between coronary artery disease and EAT was shown in healthy subjects and ESRD patients. In the present study we aimed to investigate the relationship between EAT and inflammation parameters including neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) in hemodialysis (HD) patients...
February 1, 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135006/contribution-of-maladaptive-adipose-tissue-expansion-to-development-of-cardiovascular-disease
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Guanghong Jia, Yan Jia, James R Sowers
The overweight and obesity epidemic has led to an increase in the metabolic syndrome and associated cardiovascular disease (CVD). These abnormalities include insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes mellitus, vascular stiffness, hypertension, stroke, and coronary heart disease. Visceral white adipocyte tissue (WAT) expansion and associated fibrosis/stiffness of WAT promote insulin resistance and CVD through increases in proinflammatory adipokines, oxidative stress, activation of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system, dysregulation of adipocyte apoptosis and autophagy, dysfunctional immune modulation, and adverse changes in the gut microbiome...
December 6, 2016: Comprehensive Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134710/mortal-allies-human-immunodeficiency-virus-and-noncommunicable-diseases
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Elizabeth S Mayne, Jaya A George
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: HIV-infected individuals have improved access to antiretroviral therapy. This has resulted in a shift in causes of mortality from infectious diseases to noncommunicable diseases including cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease (CKD) and malignancies. This review will look at the epidemiological shift, risk factors for the development of these diseases and examine some of the supporting laboratory diagnostic testing, which may be required. RECENT FINDINGS: Risk factors for the development of these diseases in HIV-infected patients include underlying genetic predisposition, lifestyle risk factors, chronic inflammation as a consequence of HIV infection, the presence and persistence of opportunistic infections and in some cases, highly active antiretroviral therapy, itself...
March 2017: Current Opinion in HIV and AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133420/high-levels-of-hemoglobin-promote-carotid-adventitial-vasa-vasorum-neoangiogenesis-in-chronic-kidney-disease
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Maria Vittoria Arcidiacono, Montserrat Martinez-Alonso, Montserrat Belart, Ana Vilar, Marisa Martín, Lourdes Craver, Àngels Betriu, Dídac Mauricio, José Manuel Valdivielso, Elvira Fernández, Mercè Borràs
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients, characterized by traditional and nontraditional risk factors, are prone to develop atheromatosis and thus cardiovascular events and mortality. The angiogenesis of the adventitial vasa vasorum (aVV) surrounding the carotid has been described as the atheromatosis initiator. Therefore, the aim of the study was to (1) evaluate if the carotid aVV in CKD patients increases in comparison to its physiological value of healthy patients; (2) explore which traditional or nontraditional risk factor including inflammation, bone and mineral metabolism, and anemia could be related to the aVV angiogenesis...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130829/inflammatory-potential-of-the-diet-and-mortality-in-the-spanish-cohort-of-the-european-prospective-investigation-into-cancer-and-nutrition-epic-spain
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Antonio Agudo, Raquel Masegú, Catalina Bonet, Paula Jakszyn, J Ramon Quirós, Eva Ardanaz, Conchi Moreno-Iribas, Aurelio Barricarte, Pilar Amiano, Larraitz Arriola, Saioa Chamosa, Miren Dorronsoro, Nerea Larrañaga, Carmen Navarro, María-Dolores Chirlaque, Lluís Cirera, Diana Gavrila, José-María Huertas, Miguel Rodriguez-Barranco, Elena Molina-Portillo, Maria-José Sánchez
SCOPE: Low-grade chronic inflammation is associated with several chronic conditions, and diet is known to play a role in chronic inflammation. We aimed to evaluate the association between the inflammatory potential of the diet and mortality in the Spanish population from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC-Spain). METHODS AND RESULTS: The study included 41199 participants (62% female) aged 29-69 years from 5 Spanish regions. During 18 years of follow-up 3316 deaths were identified...
January 28, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126521/hs3st1-genotype-regulates-antithrombin-s-inflammomodulatory-tone-and-associates-with-atherosclerosis
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Nicole C Smits, Takashi Kobayashi, Pratyaksh K Srivastava, Sladjana Skopelja, Julianne A Ivy, Dustin J Elwood, Radu V Stan, Gregory J Tsongalis, Frank W Sellke, Peter L Gross, Michael D Cole, James T DeVries, Aaron V Kaplan, John F Robb, Scott M Williams, Nicholas W Shworak
The HS3ST1 gene controls endothelial cell production of HS(AT+) - a form of heparan sulfate containing a specific pentasaccharide motif that binds the anticoagulant protein antithrombin (AT). HS(AT+) has long been thought to act as an endogenous anticoagulant; however, coagulation was normal in Hs3st1(-/-) mice that have greatly reduced HS(AT+) (HajMohammadi et al., 2003). This finding indicates that HS(AT+) is not essential for AT's anticoagulant activity. To determine if HS(AT+) is involved in AT's poorly understood inflammomodulatory activities, Hs3st1(-/-) and Hs3st1(+/+) mice were subjected to a model of acute septic shock...
January 23, 2017: Matrix Biology: Journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology
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