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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738590/extracellular-matrix-characterization-in-plaques-from-carotid-endarterectomy-by-a-proteomics-approach
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N Ucciferri, S Rocchiccioli, L Comelli, M Marconi, M Ferrari, G Pelosi, A Cecchettini
Extracellular matrix (ECM) is a fundamental component of multicellular organisms. Alteration of its structure and/or molecular composition are associated with several pathologies, among the others with atherosclerosis. To determine how the overall ECM architecture of a tissue as complex as the atheroma may change under varying pathological conditions constitutes a great technical challenge. This entails removing cell components and solubilisation of fibrillar proteins in order to allow enzymatic digestion and mass spectrometry analyses...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738519/magnetic-iron-oxide-nanoparticles-as-novel-and-efficient-tools-for-atherosclerosis-diagnosis
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REVIEW
María Gabriela Montiel Schneider, Verónica Leticia Lassalle
Cardiovascular complications derivate from atherosclerosis are the main cause of death in western world. An early detection of vulnerable atherosclerotic plaques is primordial for a better care of patients suffering the pathology. In this context nanotechnology has emerged as a promising tool to achieve this goal. Nanoparticles based on magnetic iron oxide (MNPs) have been extensively studied in cardiovascular diseases diagnosis, as well as in the treatment and diagnostic of other pathologies. The present review aims to describe and analyze the most current literature regarding to this topic, offering the level of detail required to reproduce the experimental tasks providing a critical input of the latest available reports...
July 19, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735349/connecting-the-dots-between-fatty-acids-mitochondrial-function-and-dna-methylation-in-atherosclerosis
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REVIEW
Silvio Zaina, Gertrud Lund
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The quest for factors and mechanisms responsible for aberrant DNA methylation in human disease-including atherosclerosis-is a promising area of research. This review focuses on the role of fatty acids (FAs) as modulators of DNA methylation-in particular the role of mitochondrial beta-oxidation in FA-induced changes in DNA methylation during the progression of atherosclerosis. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent publications have advanced the knowledge in all areas touched by this review: the causal role of lipids in shaping the DNA methylome, the associations between chronic degenerative disease and mitochondrial function, the lipid composition of the atheroma, and the relevance of DNA hypermethylation in atherosclerosis...
September 2017: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733727/low-density-lipoproteins-investigated-under-high-hydrostatic-pressure-by-elastic-incoherent-neutron-scattering
#4
J Peters, N Martinez, B Lehofer, R Prassl
Human low-density lipoprotein (LDL) is a highly complex nano-particle built up of various lipid classes and a single large protein moiety (apoB-100) owning essential physiological functions in the human body. Besides its vital role as a supplier of cholesterol and fat for peripheral tissues and cells, it is also a known key player in the formation of atherosclerosis. Due to these important roles in physiology and pathology the elucidation of structural and dynamical details is of great interest. In the current study we drew a broader picture of LDL dynamics using elastic incoherent neutron scattering (EINS) as a function of specified temperature and pressure points...
July 2017: European Physical Journal. E, Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733725/carotid-artery-intimal-medial-thickness-and-carotid-artery-plaques-in-hypertensive-patients-with-non-arteritic-anterior-ischaemic-optic-neuropathy
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Wenhui Zhu, Tingting Chen, Ling Jin, Haoyu Wang, Fengjuan Yao, Congyao Wang, Qi Wang, Nathan Congdon
PURPOSE: To assess the correlation of carotid artery intimal medial thickness (C-IMT) and carotid artery plaque score (CPS) of the common carotid artery with non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION) in hypertensive patients. METHODS: This case-control study recruited 192 subjects. Forty-eight patients had NAION with systemic hypertension, 46 had hypertension without visual complaints, and 98 were normal controls. C-IMT and common carotid arterial plaque were measured by high-resolution vascular ultrasonography...
July 22, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729181/expression-of-cyp4v2-in-human-thp1-macrophages-and-its-transcriptional-regulation-by-peroxisome-proliferator-activated-receptor-gamma
#6
Myeongjin Yi, Jae-Gook Shin, Su-Jun Lee
Because macrophages respond to a variety of pathological and pharmacological reagents, understanding the role of P450s in macrophages is important for therapeutic intervention. There has been a lack of research on CYP4 in macrophages, but fatty acid accumulation and lipid trafficking in macrophages have been suggested to be a main cause of atherosclerosis. All human CYP4 genes (n=12) were screened in THP1 macrophages by gene-specific reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). Only CYP4V2 exhibited strong expression of both mRNA and protein...
July 17, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727835/conflicting-relationship-between-age-dependent-disorders-valvular-heart-disease-and-coronary-artery-disease-by-covariance-structure-analysis-possible-contribution-of-natriuretic-peptide
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Risa Fukumoto, Makoto Kawai, Kosuke Minai, Kazuo Ogawa, Jun Yoshida, Yasunori Inoue, Satoshi Morimoto, Toshikazu Tanaka, Tomohisa Nagoshi, Takayuki Ogawa, Michihiro Yoshimura
BACKGROUND: It is conceivable that contemporary valvular heart disease (VHD) is affected largely by an age-dependent atherosclerotic process, which is similar to that observed in coronary artery disease (CAD). However, a comorbid condition of VHD and CAD has not been precisely examined. The first objective of this study was to examine a possible comorbid condition. Provided that there is no comorbidity, the second objective was to search for the possible reasons by using conventional risk factors and plasma B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) because BNP has a potentiality to suppress atherosclerotic development...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720870/monocyte-adhesion-to-atherosclerotic-matrix-proteins-is-enhanced-by-asn-gly-arg-deamidation
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Bamaprasad Dutta, Jung Eun Park, Subodh Kumar, Piliang Hao, Xavier Gallart-Palau, Aida Serra, Yan Ren, Vitaly Sorokin, Chuen Neng Lee, Hee Hwa Ho, Dominique de Kleijn, Siu Kwan Sze
Atherosclerosis arises from leukocyte infiltration and thickening of the artery walls and constitutes a major component of vascular disease pathology, but the molecular events underpinning this process are not fully understood. Proteins containing an Asn-Gly-Arg (NGR) motif readily undergo deamidation of asparagine to generate isoDGR structures that bind to integrin αvβ3 on circulating leukocytes. Here we report the identification of isoDGR motifs in human atherosclerotic plaque components including extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins fibronectin and tenascin C, which have been strongly implicated in human atherosclerosis...
July 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718912/survival-of-atherosclerotic-calcifications-in-skeletonized-material-forensic-and-pathological-implications
#9
Lucie Biehler-Gomez, Annalisa Cappella, Elisa Castoldi, Laurent Martrille, Cristina Cattaneo
Atherosclerosis is a chronic inflammatory disease creating calcifying plaques in the arterial walls. Because its paleopathological diagnosis remains little studied on skeletal remains, its impact on forensic and archeological data is completely underestimated. Here, 24 skeletal remains from the Milano Cemetery Skeletal Collection have been studied to evaluate the chance of atherosclerotic calcification survival, retrieval, and identification. Through direct comparison with a known autopsy collection and literature, the identification and categorization of several types of calcifications were performed...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717556/thorax-computed-tomography-findings-in-patients-with-erectile-dysfunction
#10
Mustafa Resorlu, Muhammet Arslan, Ozan Karatag, Gurhan Adam
OBJECTIVE: Diabetes mellitus, smoking, dyslipidemia, and obesity play an important role in the etiology of erectile dysfunction, particularly in cases with vascular insufficiency. These risk factors also target the lungs due to their systemic effects. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with penile vascular insufficiency determined at Doppler ultrasonography and undergoing thoracic computerized tomography for various reasons were included in this study. A history of acute thoracic trauma, pneumonic consolidation, or pelvic surgery and trauma were regarded as exclusion criteria...
2017: Journal of Clinical Imaging Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714932/thrombospondins-a-role-in-cardiovascular-disease
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REVIEW
Dimitry A Chistiakov, Alexandra A Melnichenko, Veronika A Myasoedova, Andrey V Grechko, Alexander N Orekhov
Thrombospondins (TSPs) represent extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins belonging to the TSP family that comprises five members. All TSPs have a complex multidomain structure that permits the interaction with various partners including other ECM proteins, cytokines, receptors, growth factors, etc. Among TSPs, TSP1, TSP2, and TSP4 are the most studied and functionally tested. TSP1 possesses anti-angiogenic activity and is able to activate transforming growth factor (TGF)-β, a potent profibrotic and anti-inflammatory factor...
July 17, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712573/ve-cadherin-phosphorylation-regulates-endothelial-fluid-shear-stress-responses-through-the-polarity-protein-lgn
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Daniel E Conway, Brian G Coon, Madhusuthan Budatha, Paul T Arsenovic, Fabrizio Orsenigo, Florian Wessel, Jiasheng Zhang, Zhenwu Zhuang, Elisabetta Dejana, Dietmar Vestweber, Martin A Schwartz
Fluid shear stress due to blood flow on the vascular endothelium regulates blood vessel development, remodeling, physiology, and pathology [1, 2]. A complex consisting of PECAM-1, VE-cadherin, and vascular endothelial growth factor receptors (VEGFRs) that resides at endothelial cell-cell junctions transduces signals important for flow-dependent vasodilation, blood vessel remodeling, and atherosclerosis. PECAM-1 transduces forces to activate src family kinases (SFKs), which phosphorylate and transactivate VEGFRs [3-5]...
July 10, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712382/design-and-fabrication-of-a-three-dimensional-in-vitro-system-for-modeling-vascular-stenosis
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Rebecca S Jones, Pin H Chang, Tzlil Perahia, Katrina A Harmon, Lorain Junor, Michael J Yost, Daping Fan, John F Eberth, Richard L Goodwin
Vascular stenosis, the abnormal narrowing of blood vessels, arises from defective developmental processes or atherosclerosis-related adult pathologies. Stenosis triggers a series of adaptive cellular responses that induces adverse remodeling, which can progress to partial or complete vessel occlusion with numerous fatal outcomes. Despite its severity, the cellular interactions and biophysical cues that regulate this pathological progression are poorly understood. Here, we report the design and fabrication of a three-dimensional (3D) in vitro system to model vascular stenosis so that specific cellular interactions and responses to hemodynamic stimuli can be investigated...
July 17, 2017: Microscopy and Microanalysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710286/how-tetraspanins-shape-endothelial-and-leukocyte-nano-architecture-during-inflammation
#14
REVIEW
Jonas Franz, Marco Tarantola, Christoph Riethmüller
Tetraspanins are ubiquitous membrane proteins that induce local membrane curvature and hence co-ordinate cell-to-cell contacts. This review highlights their role in inflammation, which requires control of the nano-architecture of attachment sites between endothelial cells and leukocytes. The active role of endothelial cells in preparing for transmigration of leukocytes and determining the severity of an inflammation is often underscored. A clear hint to endothelial pre-activation is their ability to protrude clustered adhesion proteins upward prior to leukocyte contact...
July 14, 2017: Biochemical Society Transactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701173/15-oxoeicosatetraenoic-acid-mediates-monocyte-adhesion-to-endothelial-cell
#15
Guohua Ma, Bing Pan, Sufen Ren, Caixia Guo, Yansong Guo, Lixin Wei, Lemin Zheng, Buxing Chen
BACKGROUND: A great number of studies reported that 12/15-lipoxygenase (12/15-LO) played an important role in atherosclerosis. And its arachidonic acid(AA) metabolite, 15(S)-hydroperoxy-5,8,11,13-(Z,Z,Z,E)-eicosatetraenoic acid (15(S)-HETE), is demonstrated to mediate endothelial dysfunction. 15-oxo-5,8,11,13-(Z,Z,Z,E)-eicosatetraenoic acid (15-oxo-ETE) was formed from 15-hydroxyprostaglandin dehydrogenase (PGDH)-mediated oxidation of 15(S)-HETE. However, relatively little is known about the biological effects of 15-oxo-ETE in cardiovascular disease...
July 12, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694810/oxidized-hemoglobin-is-antigenic-and-immunogenic-in-lupus
#16
Sonia Jain, Anjali Bose, Banajit Bastia, Hritika Sharma, Ruchi Sachdeva, Arun K Jain, Rahul Pal
Hemolysis-associated anemia is characteristic of diseases such as atherosclerosis, lupus, malaria, and leishmaniasis; the toxic effects of free hemoglobin (Hb) have been extensively described. This study was based on the premise that release of this sequestered, inflammatory molecule can result in deleterious immunological consequences, particularly in the context of pre-existing lupus. IgG anti-Hb responses were detected in the sera of lupus patients. Lupus-prone mice exhibited heightened plasma Hb levels, and ferric (Fe(3+)) Hb triggered preferential release of lupus-associated cytokines from splenocytes derived from aging lupus-prone mice...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693828/inhibition-of-plaque-progression-and-promotion-of-plaque-stability-by-glucagon-like-peptide-1-receptor-agonist-serial-in%C3%A2-vivo-findings-from-imap-ivus-in-watanabe-heritable-hyperlipidemic-rabbits
#17
Mitsumasa Sudo, Yuxin Li, Takafumi Hiro, Tadateru Takayama, Masako Mitsumata, Masashi Shiomi, Masahiko Sugitani, Taro Matsumoto, Hiroyuki Hao, Atsushi Hirayama
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) is thought to inhibit development of aortic atherosclerosis and plaque formation. However, whether GLP-1 stabilizes fully developed atherosclerotic plaque or alters the complicated plaque composition remains unclarified. METHODS: Ten Watanabe heritable hyperlipidemic (WHHL) rabbits were divided into GLP-1 receptor agonist treatment group and control group. After confirmation of atherosclerotic plaques in brachiocephalic arteries by iMap intravascular ultrasound (iMAP-IVUS), GLP-1 receptor agonist lixisenatide was administered to WHHL rabbits at 30 nmoL/kg/day for 12 weeks by osmotic pump...
June 23, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693132/expression-of-4-hydroxynonenal-in-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#18
Ying Zhang, Hu Wang, Kezhou Wu, Zhaoyong Liu
Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is one of the most common types of cancer in Asia, particular in China. However, the pathogenesis of ESCC has not previously been well demonstrated. A major product of lipid peroxidation, 4-hydroxynonenal (4-HNE), is considered to be an oxidative stress inducer, as it is involved in the pathogenesis of a number of degenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's disease, atherosclerosis, cataracts and cancer. In order to investigate the association between oxidative stress and the pathogenic process of ESCC, the present study determined the expression levels of 4-HNE in 23 non-malignant esophageal epithelial tissues, 11 esophageal carcinoma in situ tissues and 57 ESCC tissues from patients in the Chaoshan area, a high-risk region for esophageal cancer in China...
July 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692121/molecular-analysis-of-the-gstt1-gene-polymorphism-in-patients-with-clinical-manifestation-of-atherosclerosis
#19
J V M Martins, D A Rodrigues, K S F Silva, I R Costa, M H Lagares, F L Campedelli, A M Barbosa, M P Morais, K K V O Moura
Atherosclerosis is a chronic inflammatory disease formed by the accumulation of lipids in the innermost layer and large-caliber artery (tunica intima). This accumulation, along with platelet factors, stimulates the proliferation of muscle cells in this region. Over than 400 genes may be related to the pathology since they regulate endothelial function, coagulation, inflammation, metabolism of amino acids, lipids, and carbohydrates. Glutathione S-transferases (GST) are enzymes that catalyze the polymorphic detoxification of metabolites produced by oxidative stress within the cells, which is induced by reactive oxygen species...
July 6, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688762/thioredoxin-attenuates-oxidized-low-density-lipoprotein-induced-oxidative-stress-in-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells-by-reducing-nadph-oxidase-activity
#20
Beidong Chen, Li Meng, Tao Shen, Huan Gong, Ruomei Qi, Yanyang Zhao, Jie Sun, Li Bao, Gexin Zhao
Oxidative stress is recognized as one of the most important contributing factors to the development of atherosclerosis. Oxidized low-density lipoprotein (ox-LDL) can induce vascular reactive oxygen species (ROS) production, trigger endothelial dysfunction and initiate the progression of atherosclerosis. Previous studies have demonstrated that thioredoxin-1 (Trx) is one of the key regulators of intracellular redox, which is pivotal in atherogenesis. However, the regulation mechanism is still unclear. In this study, we investigated the effects of Trx1 on NADPH oxidase in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs), whose ROS level is mainly produced by NADPH oxidase, especially Nox4 isoform...
July 5, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
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