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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319406/effect-of-apelin-13-on-erythrocyte-deformability-during-ischaemia-reperfusion-injury-of-heart-in-diabetic-rats
#1
H Kartal, F M Comu, A Kucuk, Y Polat, A D Dursun, M Arslan
OBJECTIVES: Erythrocyte deformability and plasma viscosity are of crucial importance for the perfusion of tissues and organs. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of apelin-13 on erythrocyte deformability during IR heart injury in diabetic rats. METHODS: Eighteen Wistar Albino rats were included in the study after streptozotocin (55 mg/kg) treatment for four weeks of observation for diabetes existence. The animals were randomly assigned to one of five experimental groups...
2017: Bratislavské Lekárske Listy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314120/a-systematic-approach-to-identify-biased-agonists-of-the-apelin-receptor-through-high-throughput-screening
#2
Danielle McAnally, Khandaker Siddiquee, Haleli Sharir, Feng Qi, Sharangdhar Phatak, Jian-Liang Li, Eric Berg, Jordan Fishman, Layton Smith
Biased agonists are defined by their ability to selectively activate distinct signaling pathways of a receptor, and they hold enormous promise for the development of novel drugs that specifically elicit only the desired therapeutic response and avoid potential adverse effects. Unfortunately, most high-throughput screening (HTS) assays are designed to detect signaling of G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) downstream of either G protein or β-arrestin-mediated signaling but not both. A comprehensive drug discovery program seeking biased agonists must employ assays that report on the activity of each compound at multiple discrete pathways, particularly for HTS campaigns...
March 1, 2017: SLAS Discov
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299332/relationship-between-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-apelin-and-new-onset-atrial-fibrillation-after-off-pump-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting
#3
Shu Xu, Jian Zhang, Yin-Li Xu, Hai-Bo Wu, Xiao-Dong Xue, Hui-Shan Wang
It has been shown that inflammation and oxidative stress are important factors in postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF). Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) and apelin have a close relationship with inflammation and oxidative stress. The effect of ACE and apelin on POAF after off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCABG) remains a question. The concentrations of serum ACE, angiotensin II (Ang II), apelin, bradykinin (BK), malondialdehyde (MDA), and C reactive protein (CRP) were measured in the perioperative period of OPCABG...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293165/-pyr-1-apelin-13-1-12-is-a-biologically-active-ace2-metabolite-of-the-endogenous-cardiovascular-peptide-pyr-1-apelin-13
#4
Peiran Yang, Rhoda E Kuc, Aimée L Brame, Alex Dyson, Mervyn Singer, Robert C Glen, Joseph Cheriyan, Ian B Wilkinson, Anthony P Davenport, Janet J Maguire
Aims: Apelin is a predicted substrate for ACE2, a novel therapeutic target. Our aim was to demonstrate the endogenous presence of the putative ACE2 product [Pyr(1)]apelin-13(1-12) in human cardiovascular tissues and to confirm it retains significant biological activity for the apelin receptor in vitro and in vivo. The minimum active apelin fragment was also investigated. Methods and Results: [Pyr(1)]apelin-13 incubated with recombinant human ACE2 resulted in de novo generation of [Pyr(1)]apelin-13(1-12) identified by mass spectrometry...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289180/beneficial-effects-of-apelin-on-vascular-function-in-patients-with-central-obesity
#5
Francesca Schinzari, Augusto Veneziani, Nadia Mores, Angela Barini, Nicola Di Daniele, Carmine Cardillo, Manfredi Tesauro
Patients with central obesity have impaired insulin-stimulated vasodilation and increased ET-1 (endothelin 1) vasoconstriction, which may contribute to insulin resistance and vascular damage. Apelin enhances insulin sensitivity and glucose disposal but also acts as a nitric oxide (NO)-dependent vasodilator and a counter-regulator of AT1 (angiotensin [Ang] II type 1) receptor-induced vasoconstriction. We, therefore, examined the effects of exogenous (Pyr(1))apelin on NO-mediated vasodilation and Ang II- or ET-1-dependent vasoconstrictor tone in obese patients...
March 13, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275232/the-differential-effects-of-low-and-high-doses-of-apelin-through-opioid-receptors-on-the-blood-pressure-of-rats-with-renovascular-hypertension
#6
Mahboobeh Yeganeh-Hajahmadi, Hamid Najafipour, Farzaneh Rostamzadeh
The apelin/APJ system has an important role in the regulation of vascular tone and blood pressure. Opioid receptors (OPRs) are also important cardiovascular regulators and exert many of their effects by modulating the function of other G-protein-coupled receptors. The aim of this study was to analyze the interaction of apelin and the opioid system with respect to vascular responses to apelin in rats with renovascular hypertension (two-kidney, one clip (2K1C)). Homodynamic studies were carried out in 2K1C rats...
March 9, 2017: Hypertension Research: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260850/the-role-of-serum-apelin-in-retinopathy-of-prematurity
#7
Yasser F Ali, Salah El-Morshedy, Abdulbasit Abdulhalim Imam, Nasser Ismai A Abdelrahman, Riad M Elsayed, Usama M Alkholy, Nermin Abdalmonem, Mohammed M Shehab
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the role of serum apelin as a diagnostic tool in retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) disease. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Thirty-eight preterm infants (60% male) with gestational age ranging from 30 to 36 weeks admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit, KJO Hospital, Saudi Arabia with proven diagnosis of ROP were included in the study. In addition, 27 preterm infants without ROP served as controls. All newborn infants in the study were subjected to adequate history taking, full clinical examination, and fundus examination by indirect ophthalmoscope (at 4-6 weeks) as well as determination of serum apelin at birth and at 4-6 weeks of age...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255983/vasopressin-v1a-receptors-mediate-the-hypertensive-effects-of-pyrnan-apelin-13-in-the-rat-rostral-ventrolateral-medulla
#8
Philip R Griffiths, Stephen J Lolait, Louise E Harris, Julian Fr Paton, Anne-Marie O'Carroll
Apelin is a ubiquitous peptide that can elevate arterial blood pressure (ABP) yet understanding of the mechanisms involved remain incomplete. Bilateral microinjection of [Pyr(1) ]apelin-13 into the rostral ventrolateral medulla (RVLM), a major source of sympathoexcitatory neurones, increases ABP and sympathetic nerve activity. We sought to investigate the potential involvement of neurotransmitter systems through which the apelin pressor response may occur within the RVLM. Adult male Wistar rats were anaesthetised and ABP was monitored via a femoral arterial catheter...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250234/apelin-apln-regulates-progesterone-secretion-and-oocyte-maturation-in-bovine-ovarian-cells
#9
Jennifer Roche, Christelle Ramé, Maxime Reverchon, Namya Mellouk, Agnieska Rak, Pascal Froment, Joëlle Dupont
APLN and its G-protein coupled receptor APLNR are expressed in the bovine ovary. However, their role in granulosa cells and oocytes is unknown. Here, we studied their expression in bovine ovarian cells and investigated their regulation in cultured luteinizing granulosa cells in response to IGF1 and FSH. We determined the effect and the molecular mechanism of APLN (isoforms 17 and 13) on bovine granulosa cell progesterone secretion and on oocyte maturation. By RT-qPCR and immunoblot, we showed that the expression of both APLN and APLNR in granulosa and oocytes significantly increased with ovarian follicles size whereas it was similar in theca interstitial cells...
March 1, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248533/the-effect-of-apelin-on-the-functions-of-peritoneal-macrophages
#10
V N Izgüt-Uysal, B Gemici, I Birsen, N Acar, I Üstünel
Apelin, the endogenous ligand of the G protein-coupled receptor (APJ), plays an important role in the physiological response to homeostatic perturbations. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of apelin on the functions of peritoneal macrophages. A double staining immunofluorescence technique was used to determine the expression of APJ in peritoneal macrophages. Rat peritoneal macrophages were randomly divided into three groups: control, apelin and apelin+F13A. A significant decrease in phagocytic and chemotactic activity of peritoneal macrophages resulted when the macrophages were incubated with [Pry(1)]-Apelin-13 (10 ng/ml)...
February 28, 2017: Physiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242772/protamine-is-an-antagonist-of-apelin-receptor-and-its-activity-is-reversed-by-heparin
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Sophie Le Gonidec, Carline Chaves-Almagro, Yushi Bai, Hye Jin Kang, Allyson Smith, Estelle Wanecq, Xi-Ping Huang, Hervé Prats, Bernard Knibiehler, Bryan L Roth, Larry S Barak, Marc G Caron, Philippe Valet, Yves Audigier, Bernard Masri
Apelin signaling plays an important role during embryo development and regulates angiogenesis, cardiovascular activity, and energy metabolism in adulthood. Overexpression and hyperactivity of this signaling pathway is observed in various pathologic states, such as cardiovascular diseases and cancer, which highlights the importance to inhibit apelin receptor; therefore, we developed a cell-based screening assay that uses fluorescence microscopy to identify apelin receptor antagonists. This approach led us to identify the U...
February 27, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228651/adipokines-and-cardiovascular-disease-a-comprehensive-review
#12
Ales Smekal, Jan Vaclavik
Adipokines are peptides that signal the functional status of adipose tissue to the brain and other target organs. In adipose tissue dysfunction, adipokine secretion is altered, and this can contribute to a spectrum of obesity-associated conditions including cardiovascular disease. Some adipokines have anti-inflammatory and cardioprotective effects (omentin, apelin, adiponectin). Others are pro-inflammatory with negative impact on cardiovascular function (leptin, visfatin, resistin, adipocyte fatty-acid-binding protein)...
February 16, 2017: Biomedical Papers of the Medical Faculty of the University Palacký, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228069/recent-advances-in-the-gastric-mucosal-protection-against-stress-induced-gastric-lesions-importance-of-renin-angiotensin-vasoactive-metabolites-gaseous-mediators-and-appetite-peptides
#13
Tomasz Brzozowski, Katarzyna Magierowska, Marcin Magierowski, Agata Ptak-Belowska, Robert Pajdo, Slawomir Kwiecien, Rafal Olszanecki, Ryszard Korbut
Stress is known to cause severe adverse effects in the human gastrointestinal tract including mucosal microbleedings and erosions or even gastric ulceration but the mechanism of these complications has not been fully elucidated. The pathogenesis of stress-induced gastric damage involves the fall in gastric blood flow (GBF), an increase in gastric acid secretion and gastric motility, enhanced adrenergic and cholinergic nerve activity and the rise in gastric mucosal generation of reactive oxygen species. The gastric mucosal defense mechanisms against the deleterious effect of stress include the activation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis which has been linked with glucocorticoids release capable of counteracting of stress-induced gastric lesions...
February 20, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208054/high-glucose-induced-hypomethylation-promotes-binding-of-sp-1-to-myo-inositol-oxygenase-implication-in-the-pathobiology-of-diabetic-tubulopathy
#14
Isha Sharma, Rajesh K Dutta, Neel K Singh, Yashpal S Kanwar
The catabolic enzyme myo-inositol oxygenase (MIOX) is expressed in proximal tubules and up-regulated in the diabetic state. Previously, we reported its transcriptional and translation regulation by high glucose (HG), osmolytes, and fatty acids. However, its epigenetic regulation is unknown. Bisulfite sequencing revealed that both human and mouse MIOX promoters, enriched with CpG sites, are hypomethylated and unmethylated under HG ambience and hyperglycemic states associated with increased MIOX expression. Eletrophoretic mobility shift assays revealed increased binding of unmethylated oligos with nucleoproteins of cells maintained under HG...
February 13, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182349/the-a445c-variant-in-apelin-receptor-and-diabetic-retinopathy-in-tunisian-patients
#15
Hayet Soualmia, Fatma Midani, Sondess Hadj-Fradj, Nedra Saadi, Mehdi Lassoued, Taieb Messoud, Monia Gharbi, Zohra Ben-Amor
BACKGROUND: Apelin and apelin receptor (APLN/APLNR) are involved in the retinal neovascularization of diabetic retinopathy (DR). METHODS: This study investigated the impact of the APLNR A445C variant on the risk of DR in a sample of the Tunisian population (100 patients with DR and 105 healthy controls) using PCR-RFLP. RESULTS: The genotype frequencies of the APLNR A445C variant were not significantly different between the patient and control groups...
February 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181211/post-infarct-treatment-with-pyr1-apelin-13-exerts-anti-remodeling-and-anti-apoptotic-effects-in-rats-heart
#16
Yaser Azizi, Alireza Imani, Hamed Fanaei, Safoura Khamse, Mohammad Reza Parvizi, Mahdieh Faghihi
BACKGROUND: Ischemic heart disease (IHD) is the main cause of mortality in the world. After myocardial infarction (MI) cardiomyocytes apoptosis and ventricular remodeling have been occurred. Apelin is a peptide that has been shown to exert cardioprotective effects. AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate anti-apoptotic and anti-remodeling effects of [Pyr¹]apelin-13 in the rat model of post-MI. METHODS: 36 Male Wistar rats were randomly divided into three groups: (1) sham (2) MI and (3) MI treated with [Pyr¹]apelin-13 (MI+Apel)...
February 9, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170279/regulation-of-gip-and-ghrelin-in-healthy-subjects-fed-on-sun-dried-raisins-a-pilot-study-with-a-crossover-trial-design
#17
Andriana C Kaliora, Panagiotis T Kanellos, Aristea Gioxari, Vaios T Karathanos
The comparative effects of glucose and fructose on appetite and specifically on hormones regulating appetite remain controversial, and the role of different types of sugars has not been investigated broadly. To estimate the effect of raisins, a dried fruit rich in fructose, fibers, and phenolics, on hormones involved in the postprandial response. Ten healthy normal-weight subjects received in a crossover design 74 g raisins or 50 g glucose as reference food. Glucose, insulin, and appetite hormones were measured at time 0 and 60, 120, and 180 min after consumption...
March 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167898/temporal-expression-of-apelin-apelin-receptor-in-ischemic-stroke-and-its-therapeutic-potential
#18
REVIEW
Yili Wu, Xin Wang, Xuan Zhou, Baohua Cheng, Gongying Li, Bo Bai
Stroke is one of the leading causes of death and disability worldwide, and ischemic stroke accounts for approximately 87% of cases. Improving post-stroke recovery is a major challenge in stroke treatment. Accumulated evidence indicates that the apelinergic system, consisting of apelin and apelin receptor (APLNR), is temporally dysregulated in ischemic stroke. Moreover, the apelinergic system plays a pivotal role in post-stroke recovery by inhibiting neuronal apoptosis and facilitating angiogenesis through various molecular pathways...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164323/effects-of-exercise-induced-apelin-levels-on-skeletal-muscle-and-their-capillarization-in-type-2-diabetic-rats
#19
Jun Seok Son, Hee-Jae Kim, Yeri Son, Hojun Lee, Song Ah Chae, Je Kyung Seong, Wook Song
INTRODUCTION: Exercise-induced apelin as a myokine is believed to play a role in the improvement of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and capillarization. In this study, we evaluated the association between exercise-induced apelin and muscle capillarization. METHODS: Zucker rats underwent a treadmill exercise program. Body composition, muscle strength, muscle size, muscle capillarization, and insulin resistance (homeostatic model assessment [HOMA-IR]) were measured...
February 6, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161441/apelin-promotes-mesenchymal-stem-cells-survival-and-vascularization-under-hypoxic-ischemic-condition-in-vitro-involving-the-upregulation-of-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor
#20
Jingying Hou, Tingting Zhong, Tianzhu Guo, Changqing Miao, Changqing Zhou, Huibao Long, Hao Wu, Shaoxin Zheng, Lei Wang, Tong Wang
BACKGROUND: Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) transplantation has been regarded as an optimal therapeutic approach for cardiovascular disease. However, the inferior survival and low vascularization potential of these cells in the local infarct site reduce the therapeutic efficacy. In this study, we investigated the influence of apelin on MSCs survival and vascularization under hypoxic-ischemic condition in vitro and explored the relevant mechanism. METHODS: MSCs were obtained from C57BL/6 mice and cultured in vitro...
February 1, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
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