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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143862/a20-prevents-obesity-induced-development-of-cardiac-dysfunction
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Wenjing Xu, Cheng Wang, Minglu Liang, Long Chen, Qin Fu, Fengxiao Zhang, Yan Wang, Dan Huang, Kai Huang
Obesity and an increased free fatty acid (FFA) level are tightly linked, leading to aberrant oxidative stress, inflammation, apoptosis, and progression to cardiovascular disorders. A20 is a ubiquitin-modifying enzyme that plays a significant role in the negative regulation of inflammatory response. Here, we study the role of A20 in obesity-induced heart injury and explore the underlying mechanisms. A20 expression was first increased in mouse hearts after 4 weeks of a high-fat diet (HFD) and then was gradually decreased in the following 20 weeks...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Molecular Medicine: Official Organ of the "Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte"
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141446/myocardial-reparative-functions-of-exosomes-from-mesenchymal-stem-cells-are-enhanced-by-hypoxia-treatment-of-the-cells-via-transferring-microrna-210-in-an-nsmase2-dependent-way
#2
Jinyun Zhu, Kai Lu, Ning Zhang, Yun Zhao, Qunchao Ma, Jian Shen, Yinuo Lin, Pingping Xiang, Yaoliang Tang, Xinyang Hu, Jinghai Chen, Wei Zhu, Keith A Webster, Jian'an Wang, Hong Yu
Hypoxia treatment enhances paracrine effect of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). The aim of this study was to investigate whether exosomes from hypoxia-treated MSCs (Exo(H)) are superior to those from normoxia-treated MSCs (Exo(N)) for myocardial repair. Mouse bone marrow-derived MSCs were cultured under hypoxia or normoxia for 24 h, and exosomes from conditioned media were intramyocardially injected into infarcted heart of C57BL/6 mouse. Exo(H) resulted in significantly higher survival, smaller scar size and better cardiac functions recovery...
November 16, 2017: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135673/myocardial-cobalt-levels-are-elevated-in-the-setting-of-total-hip-arthroplasty
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Cody C Wyles, T Carson Wright, Melanie C Bois, Md Shahrier Amin, Ahmed Fayyaz, Sarah M Jenkins, Saranya P Wyles, Patrick L Day, David L Murray, Robert T Trousdale, Nandan S Anavekar, William D Edwards, Joseph J Maleszewski
BACKGROUND: Arthroplasty implants commonly contain elemental metal that may undergo wear-related release. Recently, cases of hip implant-associated myocardial injury have been reported. However, we are not aware of any previous study that has systematically measured myocardial metal levels or examined the relationship with total hip arthroplasty (THA). METHODS: Archives of our institution were queried for autopsies of individuals who had undergone THA between 1990 and 2013...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131444/native-t1-reference-values-for-nonischemic-cardiomyopathies-and-populations-with-increased-cardiovascular-risk-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Maaike van den Boomen, Riemer H J A Slart, Enzo V Hulleman, Rudi A J O Dierckx, Birgitta K Velthuis, Pim van der Harst, David E Sosnovik, Ronald J H Borra, Niek H J Prakken
BACKGROUND: Although cardiac MR and T1 mapping are increasingly used to diagnose diffuse fibrosis based cardiac diseases, studies reporting T1 values in healthy and diseased myocardium, particular in nonischemic cardiomyopathies (NICM) and populations with increased cardiovascular risk, seem contradictory. PURPOSE: To determine the range of native myocardial T1 value ranges in patients with NICM and populations with increased cardiovascular risk. STUDY TYPE: Systemic review and meta-analysis...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127060/granulocyte-colony-stimulating-factor-and-autologous-cd133-positive-stem-cell-therapy-in-liver-cirrhosis-realistic-an-open-label-randomised-controlled-phase-2-trial
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Philip Noel Newsome, Richard Fox, Andrew L King, Darren Barton, Nwe-Ni Than, Joanna Moore, Christopher Corbett, Sarah Townsend, James Thomas, Kathy Guo, Diana Hull, Heather A Beard, Jacqui Thompson, Anne Atkinson, Carol Bienek, Neil McGowan, Neil Guha, John Campbell, Dan Hollyman, Deborah Stocken, Christina Yap, Stuart John Forbes
BACKGROUND: Results of small-scale studies have suggested that stem-cell therapy is safe and effective in patients with liver cirrhosis, but no adequately powered randomised controlled trials have been done. We assessed the safety and efficacy of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) and haemopoietic stem-cell infusions in patients with liver cirrhosis. METHODS: This multicentre, open-label, randomised, controlled phase 2 trial was done in three UK hospitals and recruited patients with compensated liver cirrhosis and MELD scores of 11·0-15·5...
November 7, 2017: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126921/the-role-of-trpv4-in-fibrosis
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REVIEW
Lei Zhan, Jun Li
The transient receptor potential vanilloid 4 (TRPV4) is a highly Ca(2+)-permeable non-selective cation channel in TRPV family. Accumulating evidence hints that TRPV4 play a significant role in a wide diversity of pathologic changes. Fibrosis is a kind of chronic disease which was characterized by the formation of excessive accumulation of extracellular matrix (ECM) components in tissues and organs. In recent years, a growing body of studies showed that TRPV4 acted as a crucial regulator in the progression of fibrosis including myocardial fibrosis, cystic fibrosis, pulmonary fibrosis, hepatic fibrosis and pancreatic fibrosis, suggesting TRPV4 may be a potential therapeutic vehicle in fibrotic diseases...
November 7, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122631/mitral-valve-prolapse-multimodality-imaging-and-genetic-insights
#7
REVIEW
Purvi Parwani, Jean-Francois Avierinos, Robert A Levine, Francesca Nesta Delling
Mitral valve prolapse (MVP) is a common heritable valvulopathy affecting approximately 2.4% of the population. It is the most important cause of primary mitral regurgitation (MR) requiring surgery. MVP is characterized by fibromyxomatous changes and displacement of one or both mitral leaflets into the left atrium. Echocardiography represents the primary diagnostic modality for assessment of MVP. Accurate quantitation of ventricular volumes and function for surgical planning in asymptomatic severe MR can be provided with both echocardiography and cardiac magnetic resonance ...
November 6, 2017: Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121751/prognostic-implications-of-global-myocardial-mechanics-in-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-by-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-feature-tracking-relations-to-left-ventricular-hypertrophy-and-fibrosis
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Rocio Hinojar, Covadonga Fernández-Golfín, Ariana González-Gómez, Luis Miguel Rincón, Maria Plaza-Martin, Eduardo Casas, Ana García-Martín, Mª Angeles Fernandez-Mendez, Amparo Esteban, Jose Julio Jimenez Nacher, Jose Luis Zamorano
BACKGROUND: Interstitial fibrosis, myocardial fiber disarray and non-uniform shortening are common histological features of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). The degree of LV hypertrophy and fibrosis are postulated to contribute to the impairment of myocardial shortening. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance myocardial (CMR) feature tracking (CMR-FT) has emerged as a robust method that provides quantitative measurements of myocardial deformation. Our aim was first to evaluate LV strain parameters in HCM by CMR-FT and their dependence on both functional parameters and late gadolinium enhancement (LGE); and secondly we sought to determine their association with major cardiovascular outcomes...
December 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120957/deletion-of-protein-kinase-b2-preserves-cardiac-function-by-blocking-interleukin-6-mediated-injury-and-restores-blood-pressure-during-angiotensin-ii-high-salt-diet-induced-hypertension
#9
Shuai Yang, Dandan Chen, Fan Chen, Xinmei Zhao, Yubin Zhang, Zhe Li, Liang Jin, Yitao Xu, Daniel Sanchis, Junmei Ye
OBJECTIVE: Protein kinase B2 (AKT2) is implicated in cardiomyocyte survival during various stress conditions. However, the role of AKT2 in heart function, cardiac hypertrophy and blood pressure (BP) control during hypertension is not fully understood. Therefore, we sought to determine whether the deletion of AKT2 protects cardiac function during angiotensin II/high-salt-diet (AngII/HSD) treatment and find out the signaling pathway. METHODS: Male C57BL/6J (wild type), AKT2 knockout and interleukin (IL)-6 knockout mice were fed a 4% NaCl diet for 5 weeks...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119680/nicorandil-regulates-the-macrophage-skewing-and-ameliorates-myofibroblasts-by-inhibition-of-rhoa-rho-kinase-signalling-in-infarcted-rats
#10
Tsung-Ming Lee, Shinn-Zong Lin, Nen-Chung Chang
We have demonstrated that ATP-sensitive potassium (KATP ) channel agonists attenuated fibrosis; however, the mechanism remained unclear. Since RhoA has been identified as a mediator of cardiac fibrosis, we sought to determine whether the anti-fibrotic effects of KATP channel agonists were mediated via regulating macrophage phenotype and fibroblast differentiation by a RhoA/RhoA-kinase-dependent pathway. Wistar male rats after induction of myocardial infarction were randomized to either vehicle, nicorandil, an antagonist of KATP channel glibenclamide, an antagonist of ROCK fasudil, or a combination of nicorandil and glibenclamide or fasudil and glibenclamide starting 24 hrs after infarction...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119005/differences-in-left-ventricular-functional-adaptation-to-arterial-stiffness-and-neurohormonal-activation-in-patients-with-hypertension-a-study-with-two-dimensional-layer-specific-speckle-tracking-echocardiography
#11
Darae Kim, Chi Young Shim, Geu-Ru Hong, Sungha Park, InJeong Cho, Hyuk-Jae Chang, Jong-Won Ha, Namsik Chung
Background: Arterial stiffness increases pressure load to the left ventricle (LV), leading to LV hypertrophy and subendocardial ischemia. Neurohormones stimulate myocardial fibrosis and LV dysfunction. We aimed to explore the associations of arterial stiffness and plasma aldosterone with multi-directional, layer-specific LV, and left atrial (LA) mechanical function in hypertensive patients. Methods: Layer-specific LV global longitudinal strain (GLS-trans, GLS-endo, GLS-epi), global circumferential strain (GCS-trans, GCS-endo, GCS-epi), LV torsional parameters, and LA global longitudinal strain (LA GLS) were analyzed by two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography in 195 hypertensive patients (110 men, mean age 55 years)...
2017: Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118818/folic-acid-prevents-cardiac-dysfunction-and-reduces-myocardial-fibrosis-in-a-mouse-model-of-high-fat-diet-induced-obesity
#12
Wei Li, Renqiao Tang, Shengrong Ouyang, Feifei Ma, Zhuo Liu, Jianxin Wu
Background: Folic acid (FA) is an antioxidant that can reduce reactive oxygen species generation and can blunt cardiac dysfunction during ischemia. We hypothesized that FA supplementation prevents cardiac fibrosis and cardiac dysfunction induced by obesity. Methods: Six-week-old C57BL6/J mice were fed a high-fat diet (HFD), normal diet (ND), or an HFD supplemented with folic acid (FAD) for 14 weeks. Cardiac function was measured using a transthoracic echocardiographic exam...
2017: Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118031/neurohormonal-blockade-and-circulating-cardiovascular-biomarkers-during-anthracycline-therapy-in-breast-cancer-patients-results-from-the-prada-prevention-of-cardiac-dysfunction-during-adjuvant-breast-cancer-therapy-study
#13
Geeta Gulati, Siri L Heck, Helge Røsjø, Anne H Ree, Pavel Hoffmann, Tor-Arne Hagve, Jon Norseth, Berit Gravdehaug, Kjetil Steine, Jürgen Geisler, Torbjørn Omland
BACKGROUND: Anthracyclines are associated with cardiotoxic effects. Cardiovascular biomarkers may reflect myocardial injury, dysfunction, inflammation, and fibrosis and may precede and predict the development of left ventricular impairment. The aim of this study was to assess: (1) longitudinal change in circulating cardiovascular biomarkers, (2) the effect of metoprolol succinate and candesartan cilexetil on the biomarker response, and (3) the associations between on-treatment changes in biomarker concentrations and subsequent left ventricular dysfunction in patients with early breast cancer receiving anthracyclines...
November 8, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117575/self-assembling-peptide-hydrogel-enables-instant-epicardial-coating-of-the-heart-with-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-for-the-treatment-of-heart-failure
#14
Yuki Ichihara, Masahiro Kaneko, Kenichi Yamahara, Marinos Koulouroudias, Nobuhiko Sato, Rakesh Uppal, Kenji Yamazaki, Satoshi Saito, Ken Suzuki
Transplantation of mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) is an emerging therapy for the treatment of heart failure. However, the delivery method of MSC is currently suboptimal. The use of self-assembling peptide hydrogels, including PuraMatrix(®) (PM; 3-D Matrix, Ltd), has been reported for clinical hemostasis and in research models. This study demonstrates the feasibility and efficacy of an advanced approach for MSC-therapy, that is coating of the epicardium with the instantly-produced PM hydrogel incorporating MSCs (epicardial PM-MSC therapy)...
October 31, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115553/endothelial%C3%A2-to%C3%A2-mesenchymal-transition-in-human-idiopathic-dilated-cardiomyopathy
#15
Yeqing Xie, Jianquan Liao, Yong Yu, Qi Guo, Yingzhen Yang, Junbo Ge, Haozhu Chen, Ruizhen Chen
Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is characterized by left ventricular dilation and cardiac fibrosis. Emerging evidence indicated that endothelial‑to‑mesenchymal transition (Endo‑MT) is a crucial event during organ fibrosis. This study was performed to clarify whether Endo‑MT contributed to the progression of cardiac fibrosis in DCM. Cardiac samples from patients with DCM and control were obtained. The presence of endothelial markers, cluster of differentiation (CD)31 and vascular endothelial (VE)‑cadherin, and mesenchymal markers, α smooth muscle actin (SMA) and fibroblast‑specific protein 1 (FSP1) was performed using immunohistochemistry...
November 8, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115512/protective-effect-of-diltiazem-on-myocardial-ischemic-rats-induced-by-isoproterenol
#16
Yuejiao Wei, Tianyu Meng, Chaofeng Sun
The aim of the present study was to analyze the effect of diltiazem on myocardial fibrosis and remodeling of connexin43 (Cx43) in myocardial ischemic rats and mechanisms underlying these processes. A total of 36 Sprague‑Dawley rats were randomly allocated into three groups (control, isoproterenol and isoproterenol with diltiazem). The myocardial ischemic model was established by 5 mg/kg/day isoproterenol administration for 7 days, and the diltiazem group received 25 mg/kg/day diltiazem for 4 weeks. Following the treatment, paraffin sections were prepared to observe microstructural changes and to evaluate the concentration of Ca2+ in myocardium...
October 26, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115461/histone-deacetylase-inhibition-of-cardiac-autophagy-in-rats-on-a-high%C3%A2-fat-diet-with-low%C3%A2-dose-streptozotocin-induced-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
#17
Ting-I Lee, Kuan-Jen Bai, Yao-Chang Chen, Ting-Wei Lee, Cheng-Chih Chung, Wen-Chih Tsai, Shin-Yi Tsao, Yu-Hsun Kao
Autophagy serves a role in preserving cellular homeostasis. Diabetes mellitus (DM) impairs cardiac autophagy and is associated with an accumulation of cytotoxic proteins that may provoke apoptosis and damage cardiomyocytes. Histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors attenuate cardiac fibrosis and inflammation, and improve cardiomyopathy resulting from DM. However, the effect of HDAC inhibition on autophagy in DM cardiomyopathy has not been investigated. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate whether HDAC inhibition modulates cardiac autophagy and to investigate the potential mechanisms in type 2 DM (T2DM) hearts...
October 26, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115435/human-umbilical-cord-mesenchymal-stem-cells-alleviate-interstitial-fibrosis-and-cardiac-dysfunction-in-a-dilated-cardiomyopathy-rat-model-by-inhibiting-tnf%C3%A2-%C3%AE-and-tgf%C3%A2-%C3%AE-1-erk1-2-signaling-pathways
#18
Changyi Zhang, Guichi Zhou, Yezeng Chen, Sizheng Liu, Fen Chen, Lichun Xie, Wei Wang, Yonggang Zhang, Tianyou Wang, Xiulan Lai, Lian Ma
Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a disease of the heart characterized by pathological remodeling, including patchy interstitial fibrosis and degeneration of cardiomyocytes. In the present study, the beneficial role of human umbilical cord‑derived mesenchymal stem cells (HuMSCs) derived from Wharton's jelly was evaluated in the myosin‑induced rat model of DCM. Male Lewis rats (aged 8‑weeks) were injected with porcine myosin to induce DCM. Cultured HuMSCs (1x106 cells/rat) were intravenously injected 28 days after myosin injection and the effects on myocardial fibrosis and the underlying signaling pathways were investigated and compared with vehicle‑injected and negative control rats...
October 26, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114000/microrna-130a-a-potential-antifibrotic-target-in-cardiac-fibrosis
#19
Li Li, Kelsey R Bounds, Piyali Chatterjee, Sudhiranjan Gupta
BACKGROUND: Cardiac fibrosis occurs because of disruption of the extracellular matrix network leading to myocardial dysfunction. Angiotensin II has been implicated in the development of cardiac fibrosis. Recently, microRNAs have been identified as an attractive target for therapeutic intervention in cardiac pathologies; however, the underlying mechanism of microRNAs in cardiac fibrosis remains unclear. MicroRNA-130a (miR-130a) has been shown to participate in angiogenesis and cardiac arrhythmia; however, its role in cardiac fibrosis is unknown...
November 7, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113826/ghrelin-suppresses-cardiac-fibrosis-of-post-myocardial-infarction-heart-failure-rats-by-adjusting-the-activin-a-follistatin-imbalance
#20
Chunyan Yang, Jinsha Liu, Kai Liu, Beibei Du, Kaiyao Shi, Mei Ding, Bing Li, Ping Yang
Ghrelin, a growth hormone-releasing peptide, potentially improves cardiac function, but the mechanisms remain unclear. In the study, the rat heart failure (HF) model was established by ligating the left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) and treated with ghrelin (100μg/kg, subcutaneous injection, bid); neonatal rat cardiomyocytes were cultured and stimulated with Ang II (0.1μM) and ghrelin(0.1μM) to explore the underlying mechanism of ghrelin in myocardial remodeling. Hemodynamic changes and serum brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) concentrations were measured to assess cardiac function...
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