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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817067/effects-of-fullerenols-on-mouse-brain-microvascular-endothelial-cells
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Michael K Schuhmann, Felix Fluri
Fullerenols, water-soluble C60-fullerene derivatives, have been shown to exert neuroprotective effects in vitro and in vivo, most likely due to their capability to scavenge free radicals. However, little is known about the effects of fullerenols on the blood-brain barrier (BBB), especially on cerebral endothelial cells under inflammatory conditions. Here, we investigated whether the treatment of primary mouse brain microvascular endothelial cells with fullerenols impacts basal and inflammatory blood-brain barrier (BBB) properties in vitro...
August 17, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815003/glioblastoma-stem-like-cells-secrete-the-pro-angiogenic-vegf-a-factor-in-extracellular-vesicles
#2
Lucas Treps, Raul Perret, Sébastien Edmond, Damien Ricard, Julie Gavard
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) are mortifying brain tumours that contain a subpopulation of tumour cells with stem-like properties, termed glioblastoma stem-like cells (GSCs). GSCs largely contribute to tumour initiation, propagation and resistance to current anti-cancer therapies. GSCs are situated in perivascular niches, closely associated with brain microvascular endothelial cells, thereby involved in bidirectional molecular and cellular interactions. Moreover, extracellular vesicles are suspected to carry essential information that can adapt the microenvironment to the tumour's needs, including tumour-induced angiogenesis...
2017: Journal of Extracellular Vesicles
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812437/autophagy-induced-kdr-vegfr-2-activation-promotes-the-formation-of-vasculogenic-mimicry-by-glioma-stem-cells
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Hai-Bo Wu, Shuai Yang, Hai-Yan Weng, Qian Chen, Xi-Long Zhao, Wen-Juan Fu, Qin Niu, Yi-Fang Ping, Ji Ming Wang, Xia Zhang, Xiao-Hong Yao, Xiu-Wu Bian
Antiangiogenesis with bevacizumab, an antibody against vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), has been used for devascularization to limit the growth of malignant glioma. However, the benefits are transient due to elusive mechanisms underlying resistance to the antiangiogenic therapy. Glioma stem cells (GSCs) are capable of forming vasculogenic mimicry (VM), an alternative microvascular circulation independent of VEGF-driven angiogenesis. Herein, we report that the formation of VM was promoted by bevacizumab-induced macroautophagy/autophagy in GSCs, which was associated with tumor resistance to antiangiogenic therapy...
August 16, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802182/inflammatory-markers-as-risk-factors-for-infection-with-multidrug-resistant-microbes-in-diabetic-foot-subjects
#4
Saba Noor, Abhijit Girish Borse, Maaz Ozair, Alok Raghav, Iqbal Parwez, Jamal Ahmad
BACKGROUND: Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs), a dreadful microvascular complication of diabetes is responsible for substantial increase in morbidity and mortality. Infection, not a cause, but a consequence in DFUs that accounts for minor or major limb loss. The current study aimed to evaluate the microbial etiology of infected diabetic foot ulcers in northern tertiary care hospital, assessment of risk factors and role of inflammatory markers involved in colonization of multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) and their impact on the outcome...
May 3, 2017: Foot
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801643/the-role-of-pge2-in-alveolar-epithelial-and-lung-microvascular-endothelial-crosstalk
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Thomas Bärnthaler, Jovana Maric, Wolfgang Platzer, Viktoria Konya, Anna Theiler, Carina Hasenöhrl, Benjamin Gottschalk, Sandra Trautmann, Yannick Schreiber, Wolfgang F Graier, Rudolf Schicho, Gunther Marsche, Andrea Olschewski, Dominique Thomas, Rufina Schuligoi, Akos Heinemann
Disruption of the blood-air barrier, which is formed by lung microvascular endothelial and alveolar epithelial cells, is a hallmark of acute lung injury. It was shown that alveolar epithelial cells release an unidentified soluble factor that enhances the barrier function of lung microvascular endothelial cells. In this study we reveal that primarily prostaglandin (PG) E2 accounts for this endothelial barrier-promoting activity. Conditioned media from alveolar epithelial cells (primary ATI-like cells) collected from BALB/c mice and A549 cells increased the electrical resistance of pulmonary human microvascular endothelial cells, respectively...
August 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750218/insulin-resistance-correlates-with-maculopathy-and-severity-of-retinopathy-in-young-adults-with-type-1-diabetes-mellitus
#6
C W Rowe, A S Haider, D Viswanathan, M Jones, J Attia, K Wynne, S Acharya
AIMS: To assess the relationship between insulin resistance (IR), retinopathy and maculopathy in young adults with Type 1 diabetes mellitus. METHODS: A cross-sectional study at a regional Australian tertiary hospital. Retinal pathology, assessed by colour fundus photography, was correlated with two surrogate measures of IR: estimated Glucose Disposal Rate (eGDR) and Insulin Sensitivity Score (ISS), where lower scores reflect greater IR. RESULTS: 107 patients were recruited, with mean age 24...
June 27, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739448/hydrocortisone-and-ascorbic-acid-synergistically-prevent-and-repair-lps-induced-pulmonary-endothelial-barrier-dysfunction
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Nektarios Barabutis, Vikramjit Khangoora, Paul E Marik, John D Catravas
BACKGROUND: Sepsis refers the dysregulated host immune response elicited by microbial infections resulting in life-threatening organ dysfunction. Sepsis represents a medical challenge, since it is associated with a rate of death as high as 60%. Septic shock is strongly associated with vascular dysfunction and elevated pulmonary capillary permeability. We recently reported that the combination of hydrocortisone (HC), ascorbic acid (VitC) and thiamine dramatically improves outcomes and reduces mortality in septic patients...
July 21, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722518/effects-of-pentoxifylline-on-hemodynamic-hemorheological-and-microcirculatory-parameters-in-young-shrs-during-arterial-hypertension-development
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Mark B Plotnikov, Oleg I Aliev, Alexander Y Shamanaev, Anastasia V Sidekhmenova, Yana Anfinogenova, Anna M Anishchenko, Tatiana I Fomina, Alexander M Arkhipov
The most common form of hypertension in young adults is isolated diastolic hypertension. Diastolic arterial pressure is determined by the total peripheral resistance and depends on both vascular hindrance and blood viscosity. The aim of our work was to study the efficiency of pentoxifylline (PTX) in young spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs) during the development of arterial hypertension. The effects of a treatment course with PTX (100 mg/kg/day p.o. for 6 weeks, from 5 to 11 weeks old) on the mean, systolic, and diastolic blood pressure (BP); stroke volume; cardiac output; total peripheral resistance (TPR); whole blood viscosity (BV); plasma viscosity; hematocrit; RBC aggregation and deformability; local cerebral blood flow (lCBF); and microvascularization of the visual cortex were studied in SHRs in comparison with control SHRs and Wistar Kyoto rats...
July 19, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709982/impact-of-zinc-oxide-nanoparticles-on-an-in-vitro-model-of-the-human-air-blood-barrier
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Rossella Bengalli, Maurizio Gualtieri, Laura Capasso, Chiara Urani, Marina Camatini
The inhalation of zinc oxide nanoparticles (nZnO) may induce systemic diseases, damages to the alveolar epithelium and inflammatory response to endothelial cells. In this work the use of an in vitro air-blood barrier (ABB) model provided a tool to elucidate the biological mechanisms underlying the potential effects of inhaled nanoparticles (NPs). The ABB model used is composed of a Transwell co-culture of a lung epithelial cell line (NCI-H441) and an immortalized pulmonary microvascular endothelial cell line (HPMEC-ST1...
July 11, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701320/changes-in-microvascular-density-differentiate-metabolic-health-outcomes-in-monkeys-with-prior-radiation-exposure-and-subsequent-skeletal-muscle-ecm-remodeling
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Katherine M Fanning, Bianca Pfisterer, Ashley T Davis, Tennille D Presley, Ian M Williams, David H Wasserman, J Mark Cline, Kylie Kavanagh
Radiation exposure accelerates the onset of age-related diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and neoplasia and thus lends insight into in vivo mechanisms common to these disorders. Fibrosis and extracellular matrix (ECM) remodeling, which occur with aging, overnutrition, and following irradiation, are both risk factors for type-2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) development. Our prior work demonstrated that monkeys with whole-body radiation exposure five to nine years prior had an increased incidence of skeletal muscle insulin resistance and T2DM...
July 12, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700893/coronary-microvascular-disease-as-an-early-culprit-in-the-pathophysiology-of-diabetes-and-metabolic-syndrome
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Hicham Labazi, Aaron J Trask
Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a group of cardio-metabolic risk factors that includes obesity, insulin resistance, hypertension, and dyslipidemia; these are also a combination of independent coronary artery disease (CAD) risk factors. Alarmingly, the prevalence of MetS risk factors are increasing and a leading cause for mortality. In the vasculature, complications from MetS and type 2 diabetes (T2D) can be divided into microvascular (retinopathy and nephropathy) and macrovascular (cardiovascular diseases and erectile dysfunction)...
July 9, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699397/glioblastoma-exosomes-for-therapeutic-angiogenesis-in-peripheral-ischemia
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Anthony Monteforte, Brian Lam, Michael B Sherman, Kayla Henderson, Andrew Sligar, Adrianne Spencer, Brian Tang, Andrew Dunn, Aaron B Baker
Peripheral ischemia as a result of occlusive vascular disease is a widespread problem in patients over the age of 65. Angiogenic therapies that can induce microvascular growth have great potential for providing a long lasting solution for patients with ischemia and would provide and an appealing alternative to surgical and percutaneous interventions. However, many angiogenic therapies have seen poor efficacy in clinical trials, suggesting that patients with long term peripheral ischemia have considerable therapeutic resistance to angiogenic stimuli...
July 12, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698279/zika-virus-persistently-infects-and-is-basolaterally-released-from-primary-human-brain-microvascular-endothelial-cells
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Megan C Mladinich, John Schwedes, Erich R Mackow
Zika virus (ZIKV) is a mosquito-borne Flavivirus that has emerged as the cause of encephalitis and fetal microencephaly in the Americas. ZIKV uniquely persists in human bodily fluids for up to 6 months, is sexually transmitted, and traverses the placenta and the blood-brain barrier (BBB) to damage neurons. Cells that support persistent ZIKV replication and mechanisms by which ZIKV establishes persistence remain enigmatic but central to ZIKV entry into protected neuronal compartments. The endothelial cell (EC) lining of capillaries normally constrains transplacental transmission and forms the BBB, which selectively restricts access of blood constituents to neurons...
July 11, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694125/a-fully-analytical-approach-to-investigate-the-electro-viscous-effect-of-the-endothelial-glycocalyx-layer-on-the-microvascular-blood-flow
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Arezoo Khosravi, Hadi Asgharzadeh Shirazi, Alireza Asnafi, Alireza Karimi
BACKGROUND: Recently, the glycocalyx lining the endothelial surface has emerged as a structure of fundamental importance to a wide range of phenomena that has undeniable effect on cardiovascular health and disease. With respect to the blood flow in small vessels, it has been experimentally reported that the glycocalyx layer causes additional resistance to the flow. METHODS: The hypothesis of glycocalyx resistance against the blood flow, considered as two-phase layer fluid through a small blood vessel, was theoretically evaluated...
July 8, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687542/skeletal-muscle-microvascular-linked-improvements-in-glycemic-control-from-resistance-training-in-individuals-with-type-2-diabetes
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Ryan D Russell, Donghua Hu, Timothy Greenaway, Sarah J Blackwood, Renee M Dwyer, James E Sharman, Graeme Jones, Kathryn A Squibb, Aascha A Brown, Petr Otahal, Meg Boman, Hayder Al-Aubaidy, Dino Premilovac, Christian K Roberts, Samuel Hitchins, Stephen M Richards, Stephen Rattigan, Michelle A Keske
OBJECTIVE: Insulin increases glucose disposal in part by enhancing microvascular blood flow (MBF) and substrate delivery to myocytes. Insulin's microvascular action is impaired with insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. Resistance training (RT) improves glycemic control and insulin sensitivity, but whether this improvement is linked to augmented skeletal muscle microvascular responses in type 2 diabetes is unknown. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Seventeen (11 male and 6 female; 52 ± 2 years old) sedentary patients with type 2 diabetes underwent 6 weeks of whole-body RT...
July 7, 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685434/computational-simulation-of-tumor-hypoxia-based-on-in-vivo-microvasculature-assessed-in-a-dorsal-skin-window-chamber
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Lina Xu, Peter Vaupel, Siwei Bai, Bjoern Menze, Kuangyu Shi
Malignant growth usually leads to the depletion of oxygen (O2) supply in most solid tumors. Hypoxia can cause resistance to standard radiotherapy, some chemotherapy and immunotherapy. Furthermore, it can also trigger malignant progression by modulating gene expression and inducing genetic instability. The relationship between microvasculature, perfusion and tumor hypoxia has been intensively studied and many computational simulations have been developed to model tissue O2 transport. Usually simplified 2D phantoms are used to investigate tumor hypoxia and it is assumed that vessels are perpendicular to the region of interest and randomly distributed across the domain...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685422/chronic-diseases-as-barriers-to-oxygen-delivery-a-unifying-hypothesis-of-tissue-reoxygenation-therapy
#17
G A Perdrizet
Modern medical practice has resulted in the accumulation of a growing number of incurable chronic diseases, many of which are inflammatory in nature. Inflammation establishes a hypoxic microenvironment within tissues, a condition of inflammatory hypoxia (IH). Tissues thus affected become severely compromised, are unable to elicit adaptive responses and eventually develop fibrosis and fixed microvascular deficits. Previous work has demonstrated that tissue hypoxia exits even within the simple human model of self-resolving inflammation, the tuberculin reaction...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684629/genetic-deletion-of-nadph-oxidase-1-rescues-microvascular-function-in-mice-with-metabolic-disease
#18
Jennifer A Thompson, Sebastian Larion, James D Mintz, Eric J Belin de Chantemele, David J Fulton, David W Stepp
Rationale: Early vascular changes in metabolic disease that precipitate the development of cardiovascular complications are largely driven by reactive oxygen species (ROS) accumulation, yet the extent to which excess ROS derive from specific Nox isoforms remains ill-defined. Objective: Identify the role of Nox1 in the development of microvascular dysfunction in metabolic disease. Methods and Results: Four genotypes were generated by breeding Nox1 knock-out (KO) mice with db/db mice: lean (HdbWnox1); lean Nox1 KO (HdbKnox1); obese (KdbWnox1); obese KK (KdbKnox1)...
July 6, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679946/independent-tissue-contributors-to-obesity-associated-insulin-resistance
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Yvo Ham Kusters, Casper G Schalkwijk, Alfons Jhm Houben, M Eline Kooi, Lucas Lindeboom, Jos Op 't Roodt, Peter J Joris, Jogchum Plat, Ronald P Mensink, Eugene J Barrett, Coen DA Stehouwer
BACKGROUND: Induction of insulin resistance is a key pathway through which obesity increases risk of type 2 diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, and cardiovascular events. Although the detrimental effects of obesity on insulin sensitivity are incompletely understood, accumulation of visceral, subcutaneous, and liver fat and impairment of insulin-induced muscle microvascular recruitment (MVR) may be involved. As these phenotypic changes often coincide in obesity, we aimed to unravel whether they independently contribute to insulin resistance and thus constitute separate targets for intervention...
July 6, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671307/cutaneous-microvascular-perfusion-responses-to-insulin-iontophoresis-are-differentially-affected-by-insulin-resistance-after-spinal-cord-injury
#20
Michael F La Fountaine, Christopher M Cirnigliaro, Frank Azarello, Joshua C Hobson, Oriana Tascione, Kirsten N Swonger, Trevor Dyson-Hudson, William A Bauman
Endothelial-mediated mechanisms that regulate skin blood flow may play an integral role in optimizing skin perfusion in vascular beds with sympathetic nervous system vasomotor impairment, such as in spinal cord injury (SCI). Insulin is a vasoactive hormone and second messenger of nitric oxide that facilitates endothelial-mediated dilatation. The effects of insulin resistance (IR) on sublesional cutaneous perfusion responses to insulin provocation have yet to be described in persons with SCI. Persons with SCI and an able-bodied (AB) cohort were divided into subgroups based upon fasting plasma insulin (FPI) concentration cut-offs for IR (≥13...
July 3, 2017: Experimental Physiology
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