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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429002/interleukin-6-mediated-endothelial-barrier-disturbances-can-be-attenuated-by-blockade-of-the-il6-receptor-expressed-in-brain-microvascular-endothelial-cells
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Kinga G Blecharz-Lang, Josephin Wagner, Alexa Fries, Melina Nieminen-Kelhä, Jörg Rösner, Ulf C Schneider, Peter Vajkoczy
Compromised blood-brain barrier (BBB) by dysregulation of cellular junctions is a hallmark of many cerebrovascular disorders due to the pro-inflammatory cytokines action. Interleukin 6 (IL6) is implicated in inflammatory processes and in secondary brain injury after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) but its role in the maintenance of cerebral endothelium still requires a precise elucidation. Although IL6 has been shown to exert pro-inflammatory action on brain microvascular endothelial cells (ECs), the expression of one of the IL6 receptors, the IL6R is controversially discussed...
February 10, 2018: Translational Stroke Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29424571/coronary-microvascular-dysfunction-in-patients-with-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction
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Kathryn Dryer, Mark Gajjar, Nikhil Narang, Margaret Lee, Jonathan Paul, Atman P Shah, Sandeep Nathan, Javed Butler, Charles J Davidson, William F Fearon, Sanjiv J Shah, John Edward Abellera Blair
BACKGROUND: There are multiple proposed mechanisms for the pathophysiology of heart failure (HF) with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). We hypothesize that coronary microvascular dysfunction is common in these patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: In a prospective, observational study, patients undergoing cardiac catheterization with HFpEF (left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction {greater than or equal to} 50% and with clinical HF), were compared to similar patients without HFpEF...
February 9, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29421824/the-main-determinants-of-serum-resistin-level-in-type-2-diabetic-patients-are-renal-function-and-inflammation-not-presence-of-microvascular-complication-obesity-and-insulin-resistance
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Egemen Cebeci, Cengiz Cakan, Meltem Gursu, Sami Uzun, Serhat Karadag, Macit Koldas, Turan Calhan, Serife Aysen Helvaci, Savas Ozturk
AIM: The association of increased resistin levels in chronic kidney disease with diabetic nephropathy has not yet been clarified. Our aim was to analyze the relationship between serum resistin levels and various diabetic microvascular complications in patients. METHODS: A total of 83 patients were enrolled in this cross-sectional study. The subjects were divided into 3 groups: 27 patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) having no diabetic retinopathy (DRP) or microalbuminuria and having normal renal function were included in Group-1, 28 patients with T2DM having DRP and normal renal function in Group-2, and 28 patients with T2DM with DRP and microalbuminuria and an estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) of<60 ml/min/1...
February 8, 2018: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29419573/important-role-of-endothelial-caveolin-1-in-the-protective-role-of-endothelium-dependent-hyperpolarization-against-nitric-oxide-mediated-nitrative-stress-in-microcirculation-in-mice
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Hiroki Saito, Shigeo Godo, Saori Sato, Akiyo Ito, Yosuke Ikumi, Shuhei Tanaka, Tomoaki Ida, Shigemoto Fujii, Takaaki Akaike, Hiroaki Shimokawa
AIMS: Nitric oxide (NO) and endothelium-dependent hyperpolarization (EDH) play important roles in maintaining cardiovascular homeostasis. We have previously demonstrated that endothelial NO synthase (eNOS) plays diverse roles depending on vessel size, as a NO generating system in conduit arteries and an EDH-mediated system in resistance arteries, for which caveolin-1 (Cav-1) is involved. However, the physiological role of endothelial Cav-1 in microvessels remains to be elucidated. METHODS AND RESULTS: We newly generated endothelium-specific Cav-1-knockout (eCav-1-KO) mice...
February 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29417205/localised-cutaneous-microvascular-adaptation-to-exercise-training-in-humans
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Ceri L Atkinson, Howard H Carter, Dick H J Thijssen, Gurpreet K Birk, N Timothy Cable, David A Low, Floortje Kerstens, Iris Meeuwis, Ellen A Dawson, Daniel J Green
PURPOSE: Exercise training induces adaptation in conduit and resistance arteries in humans, partly as a consequence of repeated elevation in blood flow and shear stress. The stimuli associated with intrinsic cutaneous microvascular adaptation to exercise training have been less comprehensively studied. METHODS: We studied 14 subjects who completed 8-weeks cycle ergometer training, with partial cuff inflation on one forearm to unilaterally attenuate cutaneous blood flow responses during each exercise-training bout...
February 7, 2018: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29412116/prevention-of-vascular-complications-in-diabetes-mellitus-patients-focus-on-the-arterial-wall
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Mojca Lunder, Miodrag Janic, Miso Sabovic
In diabetes mellitus (DM), hyperglycaemia and insulin resistance progressively lead to both microvascular and macrovascular complications. Whereas the incidence of microvascular complications is closely related to tight glycaemic control, this does not apply to macrovascular complications. Hyperglycaemia influences many interweaving molecular pathways that initially lead to increased oxidative stress, increased inflammation and endothelial dysfunction. The latter represents the initial in both types of vascular complications; it represents the "obligatory damage" in microvascular complications development and only "introductory damage" in macrovascular complications development...
February 5, 2018: Current Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29407055/prediabetes-and-cardiovascular-disease-pathophysiology-and-interventions-for-prevention-and-risk-reduction
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REVIEW
Ben Brannick, Sam Dagogo-Jack
Prediabetes is a state characterized by impaired fasting glucose or impaired glucose tolerance. This review discusses the pathophysiology and macrovascular complications of prediabetes. The pathophysiologic defects underlying prediabetes include insulin resistance, alpha- and beta-cell dysfunction, increased lipolysis, inflammation, and suboptimal incretin effect. Recent studies have revealed that the long-term complications of diabetes manifest in some people with prediabetes; these complications include microvascular and macrovascular disorders...
March 2018: Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29401137/differential-effects-of-selective-and-nonselective-potassium-channel-inhibitors-in-ovine-endotoxemic-shock-macrocirculation-and-in-a-rat-model-of-septic-shock-microcirculation
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Michael Hessler, Bernardo B Pinto, Philip-Helge Arnemann, Tim-Gerald Kampmeier, Laura Seidel, Andrea Morelli, Hugo Van Aken, Martin Westphal, Sebastian Rehberg, Christian Ertmer
BACKGROUND: Potassium-(K)-channel inhibitors may increase systemic vascular resistance in vasodilatory shock states. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the present study was to compare the macro- and microvascular effects of the adenosine triphosphate-sensitive K-channel-(KATP)-inhibitor glipizide and the nonselective K-channel inhibitor tetraethylammonium (TEA) in ovine endotoxemic shock and septic shock in rats. DESIGN: Two randomized, controlled laboratory studies...
February 2, 2018: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29383638/possible-mechanisms-of-direct-cardiovascular-impact-of-glp-1-agonists-and-dpp4-inhibitors
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REVIEW
Vasiliki Bistola, Vaia Lambadiari, George Dimitriadis, Ioannis Ioannidis, Konstantinos Makrilakis, Nikolaos Tentolouris, Apostolos Tsapas, John Parissis
Diabetes mellitus is a leading cause of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality worldwide. Traditional antidiabetic therapies targeting hyperglycemia reduce diabetic microvascular complications but have minor effects on macrovascular complications, including cardiovascular disease. Instead, cardiovascular complications are improved by antidiabetic medications (metformin) and other therapies (statins, antihypertensive medications) ameliorating insulin resistance and other associated metabolic abnormalities. Novel classes of antidiabetic drugs have proven efficacious in improving glycemia, while at the same time exert beneficial effects on pathophysiologic mechanisms of diabetes-related cardiovascular disease...
January 31, 2018: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29382997/leech-related-aeromonas-veronii-complex-infection-after-reconstruction-with-a-microvascular-forearm-flap
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Benjamin Beger, Friederike von Loewenich, Elisabeth Goetze, Maximilian Moergel, Christian Walter
Medical leeches (Hirudo medicinalis) in plastic and reconstructive surgery are often used for the treatment of vascular failure after microvascular surgery. Leeches are a reservoir for bacteria of the Aeromonas group that help digesting the blood meal. In some cases these bacteria are able to cause severe wound infections that can lead to loss of tissue transplants. We report about a patient with a common microvascular forearm flap after resection of an oral squamous cell carcinoma which got infected by Aeromonas spp...
March 2018: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351466/telomerase-reverse-transcriptase-protects-against-angiotensin-ii-induced-microvascular-endothelial-dysfunction
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Karima Ait-Aissa, Andrew O Kadlec, Joseph Hockenberry, David D Gutterman, Andreas M Beyer
A rise in reactive oxygen species (ROS) may contribute to cardiovascular disease by reducing nitric oxide (NO) levels, leading to loss of NO's vasodilator and anti-inflammatory effects. Although primarily studied in the larger conduit arteries, excess ROS release and a corresponding loss of NO also occurs in the smaller resistance arteries of the microcirculation, but underlying mechanisms and therapeutic targets have not been fully characterized. We examined whether either of the two subunits of telomerase, telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT) or telomerase RNA component (TERC), affect microvascular ROS production and peak vasodilation at baseline and in response to in vivo administration to angiotensin II (ANG II)...
December 22, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348487/h1-phgfk1-nanoparticles-exert-anti-tumoural-and-radiosensitising-effects-by-inhibition-of-met-in-glioblastoma
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Wenyan Zhang, Rui Duan, Jian Zhang, William K C Cheung, Xiaoge Gao, Raymond Zhang, Qing Zhang, Mengxue Wei, Gang Wang, Qian Zhang, Peng-Jin Mei, Hong-Lin Chen, Hsiangfu Kung, Marie C Lin, Zan Shen, Junnian Zheng, Longzhen Zhang, Hong Yao
BACKGROUND: The therapeutic resistance to ionising radiation (IR) and anti-angiogenesis mainly impair the prognosis of patients with glioblastoma. The primary and secondary MET aberrant activation is one crucial factor for these resistances. The kringle 1 domain of hepatocyte growth factor (HGFK1), an angiogenic inhibitor, contains a high-affinity binding domain of MET; however, its effects on glioblastoma remain elusive. METHODS: We formed the nanoparticles consisting of a folate receptor-targeted nanoparticle-mediated HGFK1 gene (H1/pHGFK1) and studied its anti-tumoural and radiosensitive activities in both subcutaneous and orthotopic human glioma cell-xenografted mouse models...
January 18, 2018: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344840/design-and-rationale-for-comparison-between-ticagrelor-and-clopidogrel-on-microcirculation-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-pleio-trial
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Kyungil Park, Young-Rak Cho, Jong-Sung Park, Tae-Ho Park, Moo-Hyun Kim, Young-Dae Kim
It has been previously demonstrated that ticagrelor can reduce mortality compared to clopidogrel in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients. However, the mechanism for this mortality reduction remains uncertain. The objective of the present study is to assess the impact of chronic ticagrelor treatment on microvascular circulation. A total of 120 participants aged 20-85 years with clinical diagnosis of ACS will be randomized in a 1:1 fashion to the following two groups: ticagrelor 90 mg twice daily; clopidogrel 75 mg once daily...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336308/clinical-significance-of-concordance-or-discordance-between-fractional-flow-reserve-and-coronary-flow-reserve-for-coronary-physiological-indices-microvascular-resistance-and-prognosis-after-elective-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Eisuke Usui, Tadashi Murai, Yoshihisa Kanaji, Masahiro Hoshino, Masao Yamaguchi, Masahiro Hada, Rikuta Hamaya, Yoshinori Kanno, Tetsumin Lee, Taishi Yonetsu, Tsunekazu Kakuta
AIMS: We aimed to investigate the impact of concordance or discordance of fractional flow reserve (FFR) and coronary flow reserve (CFR) on coronary flow profiles and microvascular resistance after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), and the prognostic impact of the periprocedural physiological indices. METHODS AND RESULTS: Totally, 249 de novo physiologically significant coronary lesions from 231 patients who underwent FFR, CFR, and index of microcirculatory resistance (IMR) examinations before and after PCI were included...
January 16, 2018: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333924/dynamic-mr-imaging-for-functional-vascularization-depends-on-tissue-factor-signaling-in-glioblastoma
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Xiao Chen, Tian Xie, Jingqin Fang, Wei Xue, Houyi Kang, Haipeng Tong, Yu Guo, Bo Zhang, Sumei Wang, Yizeng Yang, Weiguo Zhang
Glomeruloid vascular proliferation (GVP) is a diagnostic hallmark and links to aggressive behavior, therapy resistance and poor prognosis in glioblastoma (GBM). It lacks clinical approaches to predict and monitor its formation and dynamic change. Yet the mechanism of GVPs also remains largely unknown. Using an in situ GBM xenograft mouse model, combined clinical MRI images of pre-surgery tumor and pathological investigation, we demonstrated that the inhibition of tissue factor (TF) decreased GVPs in Mouse GBM xenograft model...
January 15, 2018: Cancer Biology & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329523/early-commitment-of-cardiovascular-autonomic-modulation-in-brazilian-patients-with-congenital-generalized-lipodystrophy
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Clarisse Mourão Melo Ponte, Virgínia Oliveira Fernandes, Maria Helane Costa Gurgel, Izabella Tamira Galdino Farias Vasconcelos, Lia Beatriz de Azevedo Souza Karbage, Christiane Bezerra Rocha Liberato, Carlos Antônio Negrato, Marília de Brito Gomes, Ana Paula Dias Rangel Montenegro, Renan Magalhães Montenegro Júnior
BACKGROUND: Metabolic abnormalities in congenital generalized lipodystrophy (CGL) are associated with microvascular complications. However, the evaluation of different types of neuropathy in these patients, including the commitment of cardiovascular autonomic modulation, is scarce. The objective of the present study was to determine the prevalence of cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy (CAN) in patients with CGL compared with individuals with type 1 diabetes and healthy subjects. METHODS: Ten patients with CGL, 20 patients with type 1 diabetes and 20 healthy subjects were included in the study...
January 12, 2018: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323186/combination-of-high-fat-high-fructose-diet-and-low-dose-streptozotocin-to-model-long-term-type-2-diabetes-complications
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David André Barrière, Christophe Noll, Geneviève Roussy, Farah Lizotte, Anissa Kessai, Karyn Kirby, Karine Belleville, Nicolas Beaudet, Jean-Michel Longpré, André C Carpentier, Pedro Geraldes, Philippe Sarret
The epidemic of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is fueled by added fructose consumption. Here, we thus combined high-fat/high-fructose diet, with multiple low-dose injections of streptozotocin (HF/HF/Stz) to emulate the long-term complications of T2DM. HF/HF/Stz rats, monitored over 56 weeks, exhibited metabolic dysfunctions associated with the different stages of the T2DM disease progression in humans: an early prediabetic phase characterized by an hyperinsulinemic period with modest dysglycemia, followed by a late stage of T2DM with frank hyperglycemia, normalization of insulinemia, marked dyslipidemia, hepatic fibrosis and pancreatic β-cell failure...
January 11, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317987/delineation-of-epicardial-stenosis-in-patients-with-microvascular-disease-using-pressure-drop-coefficient-a-pilot-outcome-study
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Ullhas Udaya Hebbar, Mohamed A Effat, Srikara V Peelukhana, Imran Arif, Rupak K Banerjee
AIM: To investigate the patient-outcomes of newly developed pressure drop coefficient (CDP) in diagnosing epicardial stenosis (ES) in the presence of concomitant microvascular disease (MVD). METHODS: Patients from our clinical trial were divided into two subgroups with: (1) cut-off of coronary flow reserve (CFR) < 2.0; and (2) diabetes. First, correlations were performed for both subgroups between CDP and hyperemic microvascular resistance (HMR), a diagnostic parameter for assessing the severity of MVD...
December 26, 2017: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311754/correlation-between-cerebral-hemodynamic-and-perfusion-pressure-changes-in-non-human-primates
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A Ruesch, M A Smith, G Wollstein, I A Sigal, S Nelson, J M Kainerstorfer
The mechanism that maintains a stable blood flow in the brain despite changes in cerebral perfusion pressure (CPP), and therefore guaranties a constant supply of oxygen and nutrients to the neurons, is known as cerebral autoregulation (CA). In a certain range of CPP, blood flow is mediated by a vasomotor adjustment in vascular resistance through dilation of blood vessels. CA is known to be impaired in diseases like traumatic brain injury, Parkinson's disease, stroke, hydrocephalus and others. If CA is impaired, blood flow and pressure changes are coupled and the oxygen supply might be unstable...
February 2017: Proceedings of SPIE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307045/a-comparison-of-cell-survival-and-heat-shock-protein-expression-after-radiation-in-normal-dermal-fibroblasts-microvascular-endothelial-cells-and-different-head-and-neck-squamous-carcinoma-cell-lines
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Dominique Muschter, Fabian Geyer, Richard Bauer, Tobias Ettl, Stephan Schreml, Frank Haubner
OBJECTIVES: Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) shows increased radioresistance due to the manipulation of homeostatic mechanisms like the heat shock response. This study intended to comparatively analyze effects of ionizing radiation on different HNSCC cell lines (PCI) and normal human dermal fibroblasts (NHFs) and human dermal microvascular endothelial cells (HDMECs) to uncover differences in radiation coping strategies. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Proliferation (BrdU assay), apoptosis (caspase 3/7) and intracellular protein expression of heat shock protein (HSP)-70, and phosphorylated and total HSP27, determined by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), were analyzed after exposure to increasing doses of ionizing radiation (2, 6, and 12 Gray, Gy)...
January 6, 2018: Clinical Oral Investigations
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