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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433910/succinic-acid-production-by-immobilized-cultures-using-spent-sulphite-liquor-as-fermentation-medium
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Maria Alexandri, Harris Papapostolou, Lutgart Stragier, Willy Verstraete, Seraphim Papanikolaou, Apostolis A Koutinas
Spent sulphite liquor (SSL) was used as carbon source for the production of succinic acid using immobilized cultures of Actinobacillus succinogenes and Basfia succiniciproducens on two different supports, delignified cellulosic material (DCM) and alginate beads. Fed-batch immobilized cultures with A. succinogenes in alginates resulted in higher sugar to succinic acid conversion yield (0.81g/g) than the respective yield achieved (0.65g/g) when DCM immobilized cultures were used. The final succinic acid concentration and yield achieved in fed-batch with immobilized cultures of B...
March 25, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431892/a-humanized-hla-dr4-mouse-model-for-autoimmune-myocarditis
#2
M Emrah Şelli, Anita C Thomas, David C Wraith, Andrew C Newby
Myocarditis, the principal cause of dilated cardiomyopathy and heart failure in young adults, is associated with autoimmunity to human cardiac α-myosin (hCAM) and the DR4 allele of human major histocompatibility II (MHCII). We developed an hCAM-induced myocarditis model in human HLA-DR4 transgenic mice that lack all mouse MHCII genes, demonstrating that immunization for 3weeks significantly increased splenic T-cell proliferative responses and titres of IgG1 and IgG2c antibodies, abolished weight gain, provoked cardiac inflammation and significantly impaired cardiac output and fractional shortening, by echocardiography, compared to adjuvant-injected mice...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431056/long-term-outcome-of-transvenous-pacemaker-implantation-in-infants-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Laura M Vos, Janneke A E Kammeraad, Matthias W Freund, Andreas C Blank, Johannes M P J Breur
Aim: Evaluation of long-term outcome of transvenous pacemaker (PM) implantation in infants. Methods and Results: A retrospective analysis of all transvenous PM implantations in infants <10 kg between September 1997 and October 2001 was made. Indications for PM implantation, age at implantation, and determinants of long-term outcome including cardiac function, PM function, and PM (system) complications were noted. Seven patients underwent transvenous VVI(R) PM implantation...
April 1, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430627/the-long-non-coding-rna-h19-promotes-cardiomyocyte-apoptosis-in-dilated-cardiomyopathy
#4
Yanlin Zhang, Mengyao Zhang, Weiting Xu, Jianchang Chen, Xiang Zhou
In the previous study, we generated a rat model of dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) induced by adriamycin and found that the expression of lncRNA H19 was significantly upregulated in myocardial tissue. The present study was aimed to investigate the potential role of H19 in the pathogenesis of adriamycin-induced DCM. H19 knockdown in the myocardium of DCM rats attenuated cardiomyocyte apoptosis and improved left ventricular structure and function. Adriamycin treatment was associated with elevated H19 and miR-675 expression and increased apoptosis in neonatal cardiomyocytes...
February 20, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429347/sumoylation-in-cardiac-disorders-a-review
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X-C Li, Y Zeng, R-R Sun, M Liu, S Chen, P-Y Zhang
SUMOylation regulates diverse cellular processes including transcription, cell cycle, protein stability, and apoptosis. A recent research has now revealed the role of SUMO1 in cardiac disorders. Studies have evidenced that failing heart induces SUMO2/3 conjugation. Moreover, increased SUMO2/3- dependent modification has been observed to result in congestive heart disease such as cardiac hypertrophy by promoting cardiac cell death. Also, few recent studies have confirmed the role of SUMOylation in cardiac protein degradation...
April 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427148/in-depth-proteomic-profiling-of-left-ventricular-tissues-in-human-end-stage-dilated-cardiomyopathy
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Shanshan Liu, Yan Xia, Xiaohui Liu, Yi Wang, Zhangwei Chen, Juanjuan Xie, Juying Qian, Huali Shen, Pengyuan Yang
Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is caused by reduced left ventricular (LV) myocardial function, which is one of the most common causes of heart failure (HF). We performed iTRAQ-coupled 2D-LC-MS/MS to profile the cardiac proteome of LV tissues from healthy controls and patients with end-stage DCM. We identified 4263 proteins, of which 125 were differentially expressed in DCM tissues compared to LV controls. The majority of these were membrane proteins related to cellular junctions and neuronal metabolism. In addition, these proteins were involved in membrane organization, mitochondrial organization, translation, protein transport, and cell death process...
February 25, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427040/cortex-mori-radicis-extract-attenuates-myocardial-damages-in-diabetic-rats-by-regulating-ers
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Jiangfang Lian, Jiayuan Chen, Yanyan Yuan, Jiayi Chen, M Daud M Sayed, Lin Luo, Yabing Zhu, Song Li, Shizhong Bu
Diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM) is diagnosed when patients with diabetes develop ventricular dysfunction but do not exhibit coronary atherosclerosis or hypertension. Cortex Mori (CM) Radicis,he epidermis of the root of Morus alba L, has been traditionally used for cough treatment in oriental medicine. In this study, we investigated the protection of myocardium by CM in streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic rats and the underlying mechanisms. Diabetes was induced in rats by an injection of STZ at 25mg/kg. The animals were randomly divided into 4 groups: control, diabetes, diabetes with CM treatment, diabetes with CM preventative treatment...
April 17, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423146/recovery-in-patients-with-dilated-cardiomyopathy-with-loss-of-function-mutations-in-the-titin-gene
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Kevin Luk, Abeer Bakhsh, Nadia Giannetti, Eleanor Elstein, Mark Lathrop, George Thanassoulis, James C Engert
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 19, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423127/evaluation-of-anomalous-coronary-arteries-from-the-pulmonary-artery
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Alper Guzeltas, Erkut Ozturk, Ibrahim Cansaran Tanidir, Taner Kasar, Sertac Haydin
Objective: This study evaluated clinical and diagnostic findings, treatment methods, and follow-up of cases of anomalous coronary arteries from the pulmonary artery. Methods: The study included all cases diagnosed with anomalous coronary arteries from the pulmonary artery between January 2012 and January 2016. Data from patients' demographic characteristics, electrocardiography, echocardiography, angiographic findings, operation, intensive care unit stay, and follow-up were evaluated...
January 2017: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421204/diabetic-cardiomyopathy-current-approach-and-potential-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-targets
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REVIEW
Georgiana-Emmanuela Gilca, Gabriela Stefanescu, Oana Badulescu, Daniela-Maria Tanase, Iris Bararu, Manuela Ciocoiu
Although ischemic heart disease is the major cause of death in diabetic patients, diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM) is increasingly recognized as a clinically relevant entity. Considering that it comprises a variety of mechanisms and effects on cardiac function, increasing the risk of heart failure and worsening the prognosis of this patient category, DCM represents an important complication of diabetes mellitus, with a silent development in its earlier stages, involving intricate pathophysiological mechanisms, including oxidative stress, defective calcium handling, altered mitochondrial function, remodeling of the extracellular matrix, and consequent deficient cardiomyocyte contractility...
2017: Journal of Diabetes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421194/dihydromyricetin-protects-against-diabetic-cardiomyopathy-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-mice
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Bin Wu, Jie Lin, Jian Luo, Dong Han, Miaomiao Fan, Tao Guo, Ling Tao, Ming Yuan, Fu Yi
Diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM) is an important cause of heart failure in diabetic patients. The present study sought to explore the potential effects of dihydromyricetin (DHM) on DCM and its possible mechanism. A diabetic model was induced by intraperitoneal injection of streptozotocin (STZ) in C57BL/6J mice. Two weeks after the STZ injection, mice were randomly allocated into the following 4 groups for treatment: the control group (CON), the control treated with DHM group (CON + DHM), the diabetes group (DM), and the diabetes treated with DHM group (DM + DHM)...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420834/improving-the-efficacy-of-chlorhexidine-releasing-elastomerics-using-a-layerby-layer-coating-technique
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Hyun-Sun Jeon, Eun-Ha Jung, Si-Mook Kang, Eun-Song Lee, Jeong-Woo Lee, Baek-Il Kim
The aims of this study were to identify the optimal concentration of coated orthodontic elastomerics using a layer-by-layer technique that can release chlorhexidine (CHX) as an antimicrobial material, and to measure the physical properties and antimicrobial effects of the coated elastomerics. Ethyl cellulose (EC) was used as the polymer, and five study groups with various combinations of solvents (i.e., ethanol and dichloromethane [DCM]) were included. The coated elastomerics were evaluated with a spectrophotometer to confirm the release of CHX, and their surfaces were observed by SEM...
April 18, 2017: Dental Materials Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420549/predictors-of-left-ventricular-functional-recovery-and-their-impact-on-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-dilated-cardiomyopathy-and-heart-failure
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Jae Yeong Cho, Kye Hun Kim, Ji Eun Song, Ji Eun Kim, Hyukjin Park, Hyun Ju Yoon, Nam Sik Yoon, Young Joon Hong, Hyung Wook Park, Ju Han Kim, Youngkeun Ahn, Myung Ho Jeong, Jeong Gwan Cho, Jong Chun Park
BACKGROUND: To identify the predictors of left ventricular functional recovery (LVFR) and its impacts on clinical outcomes in acute heart failure (AHF) patients with newly diagnosed dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). METHODS: A total of 175 consecutive patients with newly diagnosed DCM and AHF were divided into two groups according to LVFR on FU echocardiography; the recovered group (n=54, 54.3±18.5years, 31 males) vs. the non-recovered group (n=121, 60.5±15.1years, 79 males)...
March 20, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418113/autochthonous-chagas-disease-in-the-southern-united-states-a-case-report-of-suspected-residential-and-military-exposures
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N Harris, L Woc-Colburn, S M Gunter, R Gorchakov, K O Murray, S Rossmann, M N Garcia
Chagas disease is a parasitic infection that can result in a progressive dilated cardiomyopathy. Here, we present the epidemiologic details of a suspected locally acquired transmission case originating from the southern United States. This is the first published report of Chagas disease in a young, healthy United States veteran with repeat triatomine exposures in Arizona. Military personnel and Arizona residents should be aware of their Chagas disease transmission risks.
April 18, 2017: Zoonoses and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416588/association-between-mutation-status-and-left-ventricular-reverse-remodelling-in-dilated-cardiomyopathy
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Matteo Dal Ferro, Davide Stolfo, Alessandro Altinier, Marta Gigli, Martina Perrieri, Federica Ramani, Giulia Barbati, Alberto Pivetta, Francesca Brun, Lorenzo Monserrat, Mauro Giacca, Luisa Mestroni, Marco Merlo, Gianfranco Sinagra
OBJECTIVE: To explore the genetic landscape of a well selected dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) cohort, assessing the possible relation between different genotypes and left ventricular reverse remodelling (LVRR). METHODS: A cohort of 152 patients with DCM from the Heart Muscle Disease Registry of Trieste has been studied by next-generation sequencing (NGS). Patients were grouped into different 'gene-clusters' with functionally homogeneous genetic backgrounds. LVRR was defined by left ventricular ejection fraction normalisation or increase ≥10% associated with normalisation in indexed left ventricular end-diastolic diameter or relative decrease ≥10% at 24 months follow-up...
April 17, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415836/diabetic-cardiomyopathy-where-we-are-and-where-we-are-going
#16
Wang-Soo Lee, Jaetaek Kim
The global burden of diabetes mellitus and its related complications are currently increasing. Diabetes mellitus affects the heart through various mechanisms including microvascular impairment, metabolic disturbance, subcellular component abnormalities, cardiac autonomic dysfunction, and a maladaptive immune response. Eventually, diabetes mellitus can cause functional and structural changes in the myocardium without coronary artery disease, a disorder known as diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM). There are many diagnostic tools and management options for DCM, although it is difficult to detect its development and effectively prevent its progression...
April 18, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414672/a-strong-and-fortuitous-case-of-dyspnea
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R Hammer, M Sciaudone
CASE: A 48 year-old man with no past medical history was sent to our emergency department (ED); from a primary care clinic for hypertensive urgency of 200/130. The man reported an intermittent non-productive cough of approximately one year's duration and worsening dyspnea on exertion and orthopnea over the last month with lower extremity swelling. Of note, he emigrated from Honduras twenty years ago. Blood pressure normalized with administration of Lasix in the ED. Physical exam revealed rales in lung bases bilaterally, jugular venous distension, lower extremity pitting edema with serpiginous patches of erythema and excoriation, and a cardiac gallop...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413926/dusp-1-gene-expression-is-not-regulated-by-promoter-methylation-in-diabetes-associated-cardiac-hypertrophy
#18
Gurinder Bir Singh, Sanskriti Khanna, Satish K Raut, Saurabh Sharma, Rajni Sharma, Madhu Khullar
BACKGROUND: The exact mechanism causing decreased expression of the dual specific phosphatase-1 ( DUSP-1) gene in diabetes-associated cardiac hypertrophy is not known. DNA promoter methylation is often associated with decreased gene expression in many diseases including cardiovascular diseases. So, we investigated whether epigenetic silencing via promoter methylation is involved in the decreased expression of DUSP-1 in diabetes-associated cardiac hypertrophy. METHODS: Real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and Western blotting confirmed the down regulation of the DUSP-1 gene at transcriptional and translational levels...
April 1, 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Cardiovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413114/left-atrial-appendage-thrombi-relate-to-easily-accessible-clinical-parameters-in-patients-undergoing-atrial-fibrillation-transcatheter-ablation-a-multicenter-study
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Matteo Anselmino, Lucia Garberoglio, Sebastiano Gili, Emanuele Bertaglia, Giuseppe Stabile, Raffaella Marazzi, Sakis Themistoclakis, Franceso Solimene, Simone Frea, Walter Grosso Marra, Mara Morello, Marco Scaglione, Roberto De Ponti, Fiorenzo Gaita
BACKGROUND: Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is routinely performed before atrial fibrillation (AF) transcatheter ablation to exclude the presence of left atrial (LA) or LA appendage (LAA) thrombi. The aim of the study is to evaluate if easily accessible clinical parameters may relate to the presence of LA or LAA thrombi to identify patients who could potentially avoid TEE. METHODS AND RESULTS: Between January 2012 and September 2014, data from 1539 consecutive patients undergoing TEE, as a work-up before AF transcatheter ablation, in six large volume centers were collected...
April 8, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408455/cell-therapy-trials-in-congenital-heart-disease
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REVIEW
Hidemasa Oh
Dramatic evolution in medical and catheter interventions and complex surgeries to treat children with congenital heart disease (CHD) has led to a growing number of patients with a multitude of long-term complications associated with morbidity and mortality. Heart failure in patients with hypoplastic left heart syndrome predicated by functional single ventricle lesions is associated with an increase in CHD prevalence and remains a significant challenge. Pathophysiological mechanisms contributing to the progression of CHD, including single ventricle lesions and dilated cardiomyopathy, and adult heart disease may inevitably differ...
April 14, 2017: Circulation Research
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