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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344670/pgc-1%C3%AE-ameliorates-kidney-fibrosis-in-mice-with-diabetic-kidney-disease-through-an-antioxidative-mechanism
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Liwen Zhang, Jian Liu, Fangfang Zhou, Weiming Wang, Nan Chen
The production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) is a common phenomenon in podocyte impairment, which leads to the irreversible progression of chronic kidney diseases, such as diabetic kidney disease (DKD). Previous research has indicated that peroxisome proliferator‑activated receptor γ (PPARγ) coactivator‑1α (PGC‑1α) participates in mitochondrial biogenesis and energy metabolism in certain mitochondria‑enriched cells, including myocardial and skeletal muscle cells. Therefore, we hypothesized that PGC‑1α may be a protective nuclear factor against energy and oxidative stress in DKD...
January 16, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343659/cardiac-mr-imaging-of-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-techniques-findings-and-clinical-relevance
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Yasuo Amano, Mitsunobu Kitamura, Hitoshi Takano, Fumi Yanagisawa, Masaki Tachi, Yasuyuki Suzuki, Shinichiro Kumita, Morimasa Takayama
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a relatively common myocardial genetic disease having a wide variety of symptoms and prognoses. The most serious complications of HCM are sudden cardiac death induced by ventricular arrhythmia or inappropriate changes in blood pressure, and heart failure. Cardiac MR imaging is a valuable imaging method for detecting HCM because of its accurate measurement of wall thickness and myocardial mass without limited view and the unique ability of late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) to identify myocardial fibrosis related to the prognosis of HCM...
January 18, 2018: Magnetic Resonance in Medical Sciences: MRMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339450/cardiac-macrophages-promote-diastolic-dysfunction
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Maarten Hulsmans, Hendrik B Sager, Jason D Roh, María Valero-Muñoz, Nicholas E Houstis, Yoshiko Iwamoto, Yuan Sun, Richard M Wilson, Gregory Wojtkiewicz, Benoit Tricot, Michael T Osborne, Judy Hung, Claudio Vinegoni, Kamila Naxerova, David E Sosnovik, Michael R Zile, Amy D Bradshaw, Ronglih Liao, Ahmed Tawakol, Ralph Weissleder, Anthony Rosenzweig, Filip K Swirski, Flora Sam, Matthias Nahrendorf
Macrophages populate the healthy myocardium and, depending on their phenotype, may contribute to tissue homeostasis or disease. Their origin and role in diastolic dysfunction, a hallmark of cardiac aging and heart failure with preserved ejection fraction, remain unclear. Here we show that cardiac macrophages expand in humans and mice with diastolic dysfunction, which in mice was induced by either hypertension or advanced age. A higher murine myocardial macrophage density results from monocyte recruitment and increased hematopoiesis in bone marrow and spleen...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339198/cd90-cardiac-fibroblasts-reduce-fibrosis-of-acute-myocardial-injury-in-rats
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Yuqiao Chang, Cixia Li, Yangyang Jia, Peng Chen, Yonglong Guo, Airong Li, Zhikun Guo
OBJECTIVE: To explore the differentiation tendency of CD90+ cardiac fibroblast (CFs) into cardiomyogenic cells in vitro and repair functions in acute myocardial infarction rats. METHODS: CD90+ subpopulation was sorted from rat CFs by flow cytometry. 10 μmoL/L of 5-Azacytosine (5-aza) was used to induce differentiation of CFs into cardiomyogenic cells. An acute myocardial infarction model was prepared by ligation of the rat left anterior descending coronary artery...
January 12, 2018: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338775/comparison-of-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-with-invasive-hemodynamics-for-the-detection-of-characteristic-cardiac-dysfunction-in-type-1-and-type-2-diabetic-rat-models
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Csaba Mátyás, Attila Kovács, Balázs Tamás Németh, Attila Oláh, Szilveszter Braun, Márton Tokodi, Bálint András Barta, Kálmán Benke, Mihály Ruppert, Bálint Károly Lakatos, Béla Merkely, Tamás Radovits
BACKGROUND: Measurement of systolic and diastolic function in animal models is challenging by conventional non-invasive methods. Therefore, we aimed at comparing speckle-tracking echocardiography (STE)-derived parameters to the indices of left ventricular (LV) pressure-volume (PV) analysis to detect cardiac dysfunction in rat models of type-1 (T1DM) and type-2 (T2DM) diabetes mellitus. METHODS: Rat models of T1DM (induced by 60 mg/kg streptozotocin, n = 8) and T2DM (32-week-old Zucker Diabetic Fatty rats, n = 7) and corresponding control animals (n = 5 and n = 8, respectively) were compared...
January 16, 2018: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337094/vitamin-d-attenuates-pressure-overload-induced-cardiac-remodeling-and-dysfunction-in-mice
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Liang Zhang, Xiao Yan, Jie Bai, Tesfaldet Habtemariam Hidru, Qing-Shan Wang, Hui-Hua Li
Vitamin D (VD) and its analogues play critical roles in metabolic and cardiovascular diseases. Recent studies have demonstrated that VD exerts a protective role in cardiovascular diseases. However, the beneficial effect of VD on pressure overload-induced cardiac remodeling and dysfunction and its underlying mechanisms are not fully elucidated. In this study, cardiac dysfunction and hypertrophic remodeling in mice were induced by pressure overload. Cardiac function was evaluated by echocardiography, and myocardial histology was detected by H&E and Masson's trichrome staining...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332590/the-potential-role-of-oxidative-stress-in-cardiac-hypertrophy-a-narrative-review
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Abeer Rababa H, Ashley Guillory, Rima Mustafa, Tamara Hijjawi
BACKGROUND: A common phenotype associated with heart failure is the development of cardiac hypertrophy. Cardiac hypertrophy occurs in response to stress, such as hypertension, coronary vascular disease, or myocardial infarction. The most critical pathophysiological conditions involved may include dilated hypertrophy, fibrosis and contractile malfunction. The intricate pathophysiological mechanisms of cardiac hypertrophy have been the core of several scientific studies, which may help in opening a new avenue in preventive and curative procedures...
January 11, 2018: Current Cardiology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328405/liraglutide-repairs-the-infarcted-heart-the-role-of-the-sirt1-parkin-mitophagy-pathway
#8
Huiying Qiao, Haiyan Ren, He Du, Minfang Zhang, Xiaofang Xiong, Rong Lv
Liraglutide is glucagon‑like peptide‑1 receptor agonist used for treating patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. The present study aimed to investigate the role and mechanism of liraglutide in repairing the infarcted heart following myocardial infarction. The results of the present study demonstrated that amplification of the dose of liraglutide for ~28 days was able to reduce cardiac fibrosis, inflammatory responses and myocardial death in the post‑infarcted heart. In vitro, liraglutide protected cardiomyocyte mitochondria against the chronic hypoxic damage, inhibiting the mitochondrial apoptosis pathways...
January 2, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327811/an-aza-resveratrol-chalcone-derivative-6b-protects-mice-against-diabetic-cardiomyopathy-by-alleviating-inflammation-and-oxidative-stress
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Shengban You, Jianchang Qian, Chuchu Sun, Hailing Zhang, Shiju Ye, Taiwei Chen, Zheng Xu, Jingying Wang, Weijian Huang, Guang Liang
Inflammation and oxidative stress play a crucial role in the development of diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM). We previously had synthesized an Aza resveratrol-chalcone derivative 6b, of which effectively suppressing lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced inflammatory response in macrophages. This study aimed to investigate the potential protective effect of 6b on DCM and underlying mechanism. In H9c2 myocardial cells, 6b potently decreased high glucose (HG)-induced cell fibrosis, hypertrophy and apoptosis, alleviating inflammatory response and oxidant stress...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326144/a-new-secretory-peptide-of-natriuretic-peptide-family-osteocrin-suppresses-the-progression-of-congestive-heart-failure-after-myocardial-infarction
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Takahiro Miyazaki, Kentaro Otani, Ayano Chiba, Hirohito Nishimura, Takeshi Tokudome, Haruko Watanabe-Takano, Ayaka Matsuo, Hiroyuki Ishikawa, Keiko Shimamoto, Hajime Fukui, Yugo Kanai, Akihiro Yasoda, Soshiro Ogata, Kunihiro Nishimura, Naoto Minamino, Naoki Mochizuki
Rationale: An increase of severe ischemic heart diseases results in an increase of the patients with congestive heart failure (CHF). Therefore, new therapies are expected in addition to recanalization of coronary arteries. Previous clinical trials using natriuretic peptides (NPs) prove the improvement of CHF by NPs. Objective: We aimed at investigating whether osteocrin (OSTN) peptide potentially functioning as an NP clearance receptor (NPR3)-blocking peptide can be used as a new therapeutic peptide for treating CHF after myocardial infarction (MI) using animal models...
January 11, 2018: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325796/lcz696-sacubitril-valsartan-an-angiotensin-receptor-neprilysin-inhibitor-attenuates-cardiac-hypertrophy-fibrosis-and-vasculopathy-in-a-rat-model-of-chronic-kidney-disease
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Yasunori Suematsu, Wanghui Jing, Ane Nunes, Moti L Kashyap, Mahyar Khazaeli, Nosratola D Vaziri, Hamid Moradi
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with cardiac hypertrophy, fibrosis and increased risk of cardiovascular mortality. LCZ696 (Sacubitril/valsartan) is a promising agent which has shown significant potential in treatment of heart failure. We hypothesized that LCZ696 is more effective than valsartan alone in treatment of cardiovascular abnormalities associated with experimental CKD. METHODS AND RESULTS: Male Sprague Dawley rats underwent 5/6 nephrectomy and were subsequently randomized to no treatment (CKD), 30 mg/kg valsartan (VAL), or 60 mg/kg LCZ696 (LCZ)...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Cardiac Failure
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/29318851/-effect-of-combined-intervention-of-electroacupuncture-and-astragaloside-iv-on-myocardial-hypertrophy-and-tgf-%C3%AE-1-smad-signaling-in-rats-with-myocardial-fibrosis
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Jia-Shen Li, Xiao-Yu Zhu, Mei-Li Lu, Jun-Hong Gao, Hong-Xin Wang, Xiao-Chun Yu
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effect of combined intervention of electroacupuncture (EA) and astragaloside IV(ASIV) on cardiac hypertrophy and transforming growth factor β 1 (TGF-β 1)/Smad signaling in isoproterenol (ISO) induced cardiac hypertrophy rats, so as to investigate its underlying mechanisms in improving myocardial fibrosis. METHODS: A total of 50 SD rats were randomly divided into 5 groups: normal control, model (ISO), Propranolol (PRO),ASIV and EA+ASIV groups (n=10 in each group)...
December 25, 2017: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315085/biopsy-confirmed-endothelial-cell-activation-in-patients-with-coronary-microvascular-dysfunction
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Hannes Lindemann, Ivana Petrovic, Stephan Hill, Anastasios Athanasiadis, Heiko Mahrholdt, Tim Schäufele, Karin Klingel, Udo Sechtem, Peter Ong
BACKGROUND: Patients with angina yet having unobstructed coronaries are found in ∼50% of cases undergoing invasive angiography. Coronary spasm and microvascular dysfunction can be responsible for the clinical presentation in ∼60% of cases. However, little is known about structural changes in the myocardium. The aim of this study was to describe findings in endomyocardial biopsies of symptomatic patients with unobstructed coronaries. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed a cohort of 1416 consecutive patients who underwent endomyocardial biopsy sampling and coronary angiography between 2002 and 2016 for various clinical indications...
January 8, 2018: Coronary Artery Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311349/early-detection-of-subclinical-myocardial-damage-in-chronic-aortic-regurgitation-and-strategies-for-timely-treatment-of-asymptomatic-patients
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Joe K T Lee, Anna Franzone, Jonas Lanz, George C M Siontis, Stefan Stortecky, Christoph Gräni, Eva Roost, Stephan Windecker, Thomas Pilgrim
A series of hemodynamic and pathological responses occur in chronic aortic regurgitation, which eventually result in myocardial fibrosis and irreversible left ventricular dysfunction. According to guidelines, valvular surgery is recommended with the development of symptoms, left ventricular systolic dysfunction, or left ventricular dilatation. The optimal timing of surgical intervention has recently been questioned with documentation of irreversible myocardial damage resulting in incomplete left ventricular recovery and adverse clinical outcomes after surgery...
January 9, 2018: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305939/ablation-of-interleukin-17-alleviated-cardiac-interstitial-fibrosis-and-improved-cardiac-function-via-inhibiting-long-non-coding-rna-ak081284-in-diabetic-mice
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Yang Zhang, Yi-Yuan Zhang, Ting-Ting Li, Jin Wang, Yuan Jiang, Yue Zhao, Xue-Xin Jin, Gen-Long Xue, Ying Yang, Xiao-Fang Zhang, Yang-Yang Sun, Zhi-Ren Zhang, Xu Gao, Zhi-Min Du, Yan-Jie Lu, Bao-Feng Yang, Zhen-Wei Pan
Interleukin 17 (IL-17) plays an important role in the pathogenesis of cardiac interstitial fibrosis. In this study, we explored the role of interleukin-17 in the development of diabetic cardiomyopathy and the underlying mechanisms. The level of IL-17 increased in both the serum and cardiac tissue of diabetic mice. Knockout of IL-17 improved cardiac function of diabetic mice induced by streptozotocin (STZ), and significantly alleviated interstitial fibrosis as manifested by reduced collagen mRNA expression and collagen deposition evaluated by Masson's staining...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305040/obesity-and-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-a-growing-problem
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REVIEW
Stuart B Prenner, Paul J Mather
Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction (HFpEF) is increasing in prevalence due to the aging of the United States population as well as the current obesity epidemic. While obesity is very common in patients with HFpEF, obesity may represent a specific phenotype of HFpEF characterized by unique hemodynamics and structural abnormalities. Obesity induces a systemic inflammatory response that may contribute to myocardial fibrosis and endothelial dysfunction. The most obese patients continue to be excluded from HFpEF clinical trials, and thus ongoing research is needed to determine the role of pharmacologic and interventional approaches in this growing population...
December 14, 2017: Trends in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302675/copper-induced-reduction-in-myocardial-fibrosis-is-associated-with-increased-matrix-metalloproteins-in-a-rat-model-of-cardiac-hypertrophy
#18
Yinjie Liu, Ying Xiao, Jiaming Liu, Li Feng, Y James Kang
Trientine (TETA), a copper (Cu) chelator, is capable of replenishing Cu in the heart, and Cu repletion reduces cardiac fibrosis in a rodent model of cardiac hypertrophy. This study was undertaken to explore possible mechanisms by which Cu repletion diminishes cardiac fibrosis. Adult male Sprague-Dawley rats were subjected to ascending aortic constriction to induce cardiac hypertrophy. Four months after the operation, cardiac hypertrophy along with fibrosis was fully developed. TETA treatment was then followed at a dose of 21...
January 5, 2018: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301529/increased-myocardial-extracellular-volume-assessed-by-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-t1-mapping-and-its-determinants-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-patients-with-normal-myocardial-systolic-strain
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Yukun Cao, Wenjuan Zeng, Yue Cui, Xiangchuang Kong, Miao Wang, Jie Yu, Shan Zhang, Jing Song, Xu Yan, Andreas Greiser, Heshui Shi
BACKGROUND: Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) T1 mapping and tissue-tracking strain analysis are useful quantitative techniques that can characterize myocardial tissue and mechanical alterations, respectively, in patients with early diabetic cardiomyopathy. The purpose of this study was to assess the left ventricular myocardial T1 value, extracellular volume fraction (ECV), and systolic strain in asymptomatic patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and their underlying relationships with clinical parameters...
January 4, 2018: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290021/dl-3-n-butylphthalide-reduces-atrial-fibrillation-susceptibility-by-inhibiting-atrial-structural-remodeling-in-rats-with-heart-failure
#20
Huiliang Qiu, Huanlin Wu, Jin Ma, Haiming Cao, Lihua Huang, Wencong Qiu, Ying Peng, Chunhua Ding
Agents against atrial structural remodeling (ASR) are thought to block the occurrence of atrial fibrillation (AF). The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of DL-3-n-butylphthalide (NBP) on ASR and AF formation in rats with heart failure (HF) induced by myocardial infarction. The heart failure rats established 1 week after ligating left anterior descending coronary artery were randomly treated with vehicle (HF group, n = 24), or treated with DL-3-n-butylphthalide (100 mg/kg body weight) (NBP group, n = 26) for 4 weeks...
December 30, 2017: Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology
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