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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929822/genetic-and-ethnic-modulation-of-cardiovascular-toxicity-of-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-inhibitors
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Yen-Chou Chen, Cheng-Chih Chung, Yung-Kuo Lin, Yi-Jen Chen
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) inhibitors, including monoclonal antibodies and tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs), are important as anticancer treatments through curbing tumor angiogenesis and growth. VEGF inhibitors have significant cardiovascular effects. By blocking VEGF receptors, ligands, or signal pathways, VEGF inhibitors disturb the balance between vasodilation and vasoconstriction, undermine endothelial cell integrity, and activate cardiomyocyte apoptosis. VEGF inhibitors increase risks of hypertension, heart failure, thromboembolism, and arrhythmia...
September 20, 2017: Annals of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929329/somatic-health-effects-of-chernobyl-30-years-on
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REVIEW
Maureen Hatch, Elisabeth Cardis
2016 marked the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant accident. We and others wrote reviews for the 25th anniversary. Since then, additional papers have appeared and it seems timely to highlight lessons learned. To present, not a systematic review, but a commentary drawing attention to notable findings. We include not only recent reports and updates on previous results, but key findings from prior Chernobyl studies. The dose-dependent increase in Papillary Thyroid Cancer (PTC) following childhood I-131 exposure in Ukraine and Belarus has now been shown to persist for decades...
September 19, 2017: European Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924542/association-of-the-apolipoprotein-a-i-gene-polymorphisms-with-cardiovascular-disease-risk-factors-and-atherogenic-indices-in-patients-from-assam-northeast-india
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K Bora, M S Pathak, P Borah, Md I Hussain, D Das
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors, and particularly decreased high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) dyslipidemia are prevalent in Assam, India. This study was undertaken to investigate whether Apolipoprotein A-I (APOA1) gene polymorphisms (G-75A and C+83T) were associated with i) the risk for decreased HDL-C, and ii) other CVD risk factors, viz. serum lipids, atherogenic indices, obesity, and blood pressure (BP). A total of 649 subjects were screened, from which 200 eligible individuals, classified as case group with decreased HDL-C levels (100 subjects) and control group with normal HDL-C levels (100 subjects) were enrolled and genotyped using polymersase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) and DNA sequencing...
June 30, 2017: Balkan Journal of Medical Genetics: BJMG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923712/il-15-polymorphisms-are-associated-with-subclinical-atherosclerosis-and-cardiovascular-risk-factors-the-genetics-of-atherosclerosis-disease-gea-mexican-study
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Javier Angeles-Martínez, Rosalinda Posadas-Sánchez, Nonanzit Pérez-Hernández, José Manuel Rodríguez-Pérez, José Manuel Fragoso, Eyerahi Bravo-Flores, Carlos Posadas-Romero, Gilberto Vargas-Alarcón
Interleukin IL-15 (IL-15) has been implicated in the development of coronary artery disease (CAD). The aim of the present study was to evaluate the role of IL-15 gene polymorphisms as susceptibility markers for development of subclinical atherosclerosis (SA) and cardiovascular risk factors in Mexican population. Four IL-15 gene polymorphisms (rs4956403, rs3806798, rs1057972 and rs10833) were analyzed in a group of 397 individuals with SA and 1120 controls. Under different inheritance models adjusted by traditional risk factors, the rs10833T allele was associated with increased risk of developing SA [OR=1...
September 15, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923182/association-between-age-at-menarche-and-cardiovascular-disease-a-systematic-review-on-risk-and-potential-mechanisms
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REVIEW
Janneke Luijken, Yvonne T van der Schouw, Daniëlle Mensink, N Charlotte Onland-Moret
Age at menarche (AAM) has been reported to be associated with the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), but the shape of and the mechanisms behind this association remain unclear. We reviewed the data on the association between AAM and different subtypes of CVD, and used shared genetic loci to identify possible mechanisms underlying this association using shared genetic association. We searched the databases of PubMed, Web of Science and Embase through to April 2017. We included articles with any clinically manifest CVD endpoint and for any ethnicity...
October 2017: Maturitas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923057/postprandial-lipemia-factoring-in-lipemic-response-for-ranking-foods-for-their-healthiness
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REVIEW
Cintia Botelho Dias, Paul J Moughan, Lisa G Wood, Harjinder Singh, Manohar L Garg
One of the limitations for ranking foods and meals for healthiness on the basis of the glycaemic index (GI) is that the GI is subject to manipulation by addition of fat. Postprandial lipemia, defined as a rise in circulating triglyceride containing lipoproteins following consumption of a meal, has been recognised as a risk factor for the development of cardiovascular disease and other chronic diseases. Many non-modifiable factors (pathological conditions, genetic background, age, sex and menopausal status) and life-style factors (physical activity, smoking, alcohol and medication use, dietary choices) may modulate postprandial lipemia...
September 18, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921935/assessing-causal-relationships-using-genetic-proxies-for-exposures-an-introduction-to-mendelian-randomisation
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Srinivasa Vittal Katikireddi, Michael Green, Amy E Taylor, George Davey Smith, Marcus R Munafò
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Studying the consequences of addictive behaviours is challenging, with understanding causal relationships from observational data being particularly difficult. For example, people who smoke or drink excessively are often systematically different from those who do not, are less likely to participate in research, and may misreport their behaviours when they do. Furthermore, the direction of causation between an addictive behaviour and outcome may be unclear. Mendelian randomisation (MR) offers potential solutions to these problems...
September 18, 2017: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919772/anti-pcsk9-antibodies-for-the-treatment-of-heterozygous-familial-hypercholesterolemia-patient-selection-and-perspectives
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REVIEW
Alberico Luigi Catapano, Angela Pirillo, Giuseppe Danilo Norata
Heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is a genetic disorder characterized by high low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels from birth, which exposes the arteries to high levels of atherogenic lipoproteins lifelong and results in a significantly increased risk of premature cardiovascular events. The diagnosis of FH, followed by an appropriate and early treatment is critical to reduce the cardiovascular burden in this population. Phase I-III clinical trials showed the benefit of proprotein convertase subtilisin kexin 9 inhibitors, both alirocumab and evolocumab, in these patients with an average low-density lipoprotein cholesterol reduction ranging from -40% to -60%...
2017: Vascular Health and Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916633/systems-genetics-identifies-a-co-regulated-module-of-liver-micrornas-associated-with-plasma-ldl-cholesterol-in-murine-diet-induced-dyslipidemia
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Alisha R Coffey, Tangi L Smallwood, Jody Albright, Kunjie Hua, Matt Kanke, Daniel Pomp, Brian J Bennett, Praveen Sethupathy
Chronically altered levels of circulating lipids, termed dyslipidemia, is a significant risk factor for a number of metabolic and cardiovascular morbidities. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) have emerged as important regulators of lipid balance, have been implicated in dyslipidemia, and have been proposed as candidate therapeutic targets in lipid-related disorders including atherosclerosis. A major limitation of most murine studies of miRNAs in lipid metabolic disorders is that they have been performed in just one (or very few) inbred strains, such as C57BL/6...
September 15, 2017: Physiological Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915675/association-of-apelin-and-apelin-receptor-with-the-risk-of-coronary-artery-disease-a-meta-analysis-of-observational-studies
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Tianbao Chen, Bing Wu, Rong Lin
It is well established that apelin-APLNR (apelin receptor) pathway plays a central role in cardiovascular system. In this meta-analysis, we summarized published results on circulating apelin concentration in association with coronary artery disease (CAD), apelin and APLNR genetic polymorphism(s) in predisposition to CAD risk and circulating apelin changes after surgical treatment for CAD. The results from 15 articles were pooled. Two authors independently took charge of literature search, article selection and information collection...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914782/the-future-challenge-of-reactive-oxygen-species-ros-in-hypertension-from-bench-to-bed-side
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REVIEW
Gabriele Togliatto, Giusy Lombardo, Maria Felice Brizzi
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) act as signaling molecules that control physiological processes, including cell adaptation to stress. Redox signaling via ROS has quite recently become the focus of much attention in numerous pathological contexts, including neurodegenerative diseases, kidney and cardiovascular disease. Imbalance in ROS formation and degradation has also been implicated in essential hypertension. Essential hypertension is characterized by multiple genetic and environmental factors which do not completely explain its associated risk factors...
September 15, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912752/disparities-in-cardiovascular-disease-and-type-2-diabetes-risk-factors-in-blacks-and-whites-dissecting-racial-paradox-of-metabolic-syndrome
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REVIEW
Kwame Osei, Trudy Gaillard
Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) remain as the leading cause of mortality in the western world and have become a major health threat for developing countries. There are several risk factors that account for the CVD and the associated mortality. These include genetics, type 2 diabetes (T2DM), obesity, physical inactivity, hypertension, and abnormal lipids and lipoproteins. The constellation of these risk factors has been termed metabolic syndrome (MetS). MetS varies among racial and ethnic populations. Thus, race and ethnicity account for some of the differences in the MetS and the associated CVD and T2DM...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912365/d-dimer-in-african-americans-whole-genome-sequence-analysis-and-relationship-to-cardiovascular-disease-risk-in-the-jackson-heart-study
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Laura M Raffield, Neil A Zakai, Qing Duan, Cecelia Laurie, Joshua D Smith, Marguerite R Irvin, Margaret F Doyle, Rakhi P Naik, Ci Song, Ani W Manichaikul, Yongmei Liu, Peter Durda, Jerome I Rotter, Nancy S Jenny, Stephen S Rich, James G Wilson, Andrew D Johnson, Adolfo Correa, Yun Li, Deborah A Nickerson, Kenneth Rice, Ethan M Lange, Mary Cushman, Leslie A Lange, Alex P Reiner
OBJECTIVE: Plasma levels of the fibrinogen degradation product D-dimer are higher among African Americans (AAs) compared with those of European ancestry and higher among women compared with men. Among AAs, little is known of the genetic architecture of D-dimer or the relationship of D-dimer to incident cardiovascular disease. APPROACH AND RESULTS: We measured baseline D-dimer in 4163 AAs aged 21 to 93 years from the prospective JHS (Jackson Heart Study) cohort and assessed association with incident cardiovascular disease events...
September 14, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912339/reproductive-and-metabolic-features-during-puberty-in-sons-of-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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Nicolas Crisosto, Barbara Echiburú, Manuel Maliqueo, Marta Luchsinger, Pedro Rojas, Sergio Recabarren, Teresa Sir-Petermann
CONTEXT: Intrauterine life may be implicated in the origin of polycystic cvary syndrome (PCOS) modifying the endocrine and metabolic function of children born to PCOS mothers independently of the genetic inheritance and gender. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the reproductive and metabolic function in sons of women with PCOS during puberty. METHODS: Sixty nine PCOSs and 84 control sons (Cs) 7 to 18 years old matched by Tanner stage score were studied...
September 14, 2017: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910789/end-stage-renal-disease-inflammation-and-cardiovascular-outcomes
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Lu Dai, Edyta Golembiewska, Bengt Lindholm, Peter Stenvinkel
Despite marked improvements in renal replacement therapy during the last 30 years, the age-adjusted mortality rate in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients is still unacceptably high and comparable to that of many malignancies. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the major cause of morbidity and mortality in ESRD patients. However, traditional risk factors can only partially explain the high premature cardiovascular burden in this population. Nontraditional risk factors, including persistent low-grade inflammation, are critical in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis, vascular calcification, and other causes of CVD and may also contribute to protein-energy wasting and other complications in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients...
2017: Contributions to Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906532/the-aetiology-of-cardiovascular-disease-a-role-for-mitochondrial-dna
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REVIEW
Marianne Venter, Francois H van der Westhuizen, Joanna L Elson
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a world-wide cause of mortality in humans and its incidence is on the rise in Africa. In this review, we discuss the putative role of mitochondrial dysfunction in the aetiology of CVD and consequently identify mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) variation as a viable genetic risk factor to be considered. We then describe the contribution and pitfalls of several current approaches used when investigating mtDNA in relation to complex disease. We also propose an alternative approach, the adjusted mutational load hypothesis, which would have greater statistical power with cohorts of moderate size, and is less likely to be affected by population stratification...
August 25, 2017: Cardiovascular Journal of Africa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900189/misalignment-with-the-external-light-environment-drives-metabolic-and-cardiac-dysfunction
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Alexander C West, Laura Smith, David W Ray, Andrew S I Loudon, Timothy M Brown, David A Bechtold
Most organisms use internal biological clocks to match behavioural and physiological processes to specific phases of the day-night cycle. Central to this is the synchronisation of internal processes across multiple organ systems. Environmental desynchrony (e.g. shift work) profoundly impacts human health, increasing cardiovascular disease and diabetes risk, yet the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. Here, we characterise the impact of desynchrony between the internal clock and the external light-dark (LD) cycle on mammalian physiology...
September 12, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899393/the-mixed-benefit-of-low-lipoprotein-a-in-type-2-diabetes
#18
Michel P Hermans, Sylvie A Ahn, Michel F Rousseau
BACKGROUND: Lipoprotein(a) (Lp(a)), a variant low-density lipoprotein (LDL), is a major genetic risk factor for cardiovascular disease. It is unknown whether an inverse relationship exists between Lp(a) and β-cell function (BCF), as for LDL-cholesterol (LDL-C) lowering by statins. We therefore assessedthe cardiometabolic phenotype of 340 men with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in relation to Lp(a), focusing on BCF and hyperbolic product [BxS], which adjusts BCF to insulin sensitivity and secretion...
September 12, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898880/personalized-management-of-cardiovascular-disorders
#19
Kewal K Jain
Personalized management of cardiovascular disorders (CVDs), also referred to as personalized or precision cardiology in accordance with general principles of personalized medicine, is the selection of best treatment for an individual patient. It involves the integration of various 'omics' technologies such as genomics and proteomics as well as other new technologies such as nanobiotechnology. Molecular diagnostics and biomarkers are important for linking diagnosis with therapy and monitoring of therapy. Because CVDs involve perturbations of large complex biological networks, a systems biology approach to CVD risk stratification may be used for improving risk-estimating algorithms and modeling of personalized benefit-of-treatment may be helpful for guiding choice of intervention...
September 11, 2017: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895585/habitual-sleep-duration-and-sleep-duration-variation-are-independently-associated-with-body-mass-index
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X Xu, M P Conomos, O Manor, J E Rohwer, A T Magis, J C Lovejoy
BACKGROUND: Sleep plays a vital role in maintaining homeostasis and promoting health. Previous studies show that shorter sleep duration is associated with elevated body mass index (BMI) and other cardiovascular risk factors. The goal of this study was to investigate the effects of habitual sleep duration and nightly sleep duration variation based on daily device-recorded data on BMI and obesity-related biomarkers. METHOD: 748 individuals (50.6% females, 85.4% European-Americans, average age: 49...
September 12, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
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