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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775649/expression-and-function-of-tlr4-induced-b1r-bradykinin-receptor-on-cardiac-fibroblasts
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Claudia Muñoz-Rodríguez, Samuel Fernández, José Miguel Osorio, Francisco Olivares, Renatto Anfossi, Samir Bolivar, Claudio Humeres, Pía Boza, Raúl Vivar, Viviana Pardo-Jimenez, Karen E Hemmings, Neil A Turner, Guillermo Díaz-Araya
Cardiac fibroblasts (CF) are key cells for maintaining extracellular matrix (ECM) protein homeostasis in the heart, and for cardiac repair through CF-to-cardiac myofibroblast (CMF) differentiation. Additionally, CF play an important role in the inflammatory process after cardiac injury, and they express Toll like receptor 4 (TLR4), B1 and B2 bradykinin receptors (B1R and B2R) which are important in the inflammatory response. B1R and B2R are induced by proinflammatory cytokines and their activation by bradykinin (BK: B2R agonist) or des-arg-kallidin (DAKD: B1R agonist), induces NO and PGI2 production which is key for reducing collagen I levels...
May 15, 2018: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772567/the-renin-angiotensin-system-not-the-kinin-kallikrein-system-affects-post-exercise-proteinuria
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Günnur Koçer, Filiz Basralı, Oktay Kuru, Ümit Kemal Şentürk
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Temporary proteinuria post-exercise is common and is caused predominantly by renal haemodynamic alterations. One reason is up-regulation of angiotensin II (Ang II) due to the reducing effect of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. However, another, ignored, reason could be the kininase effect of ACE inhibition. This study investigated how ACE inhibition reduces post-exercise proteinuria: by either Ang II up-regulation inhibition or bradykinin elevation due to kininase activity inhibition...
May 17, 2018: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765540/could-a-plant-derived-protein-potentiate-the-anticancer-effects-of-a-stem-cell-in-brain-cancer
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Camila Ramalho Bonturi, Helena Motaln, Mariana Cristina Cabral Silva, Bruno Ramos Salu, Marlon Vilela de Brito, Luciana de Andrade Luz Cost, Heron Fernandes Vieira Torquato, Natalia Neto Dos Santos Nunes, Edgar Julian Paredes-Gamero, Tamara Lah Turnšek, Maria Luiza Vilela Oliva
Glioblastoma is the most aggressive brain tumor with poor overall survival bellow 2 years. The natural compounds with anti-cancer properties, are thus gaining attention for possible adjuvant GBM treatment. In various cancer models Enterolobium contortisiliquum Trypsin Inhibitor (EcTI) proved to have anti-cancer effects. Here, we investigated the EcTI effects on GBM U87 cells and on mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) compared to their direct coculture (MSC/U87). MSC are present in tumor stroma, modulating GBM cells phenotype, and also represent potential drug delivery vehicle due to their tumor tropism...
April 20, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757016/icatibant-for-the-treatment-of-hereditary-angioedema-with-c1-inhibitor-deficiency-in-adolescents-and-in-children-aged-over-2-years
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Henriette Farkas, Kinga Viktória Kőhalmi
Hereditary angioedema (HAE) due to C1-inhibitor deficiency (C1-INH-HAE) is a rare disorder with life-threatening complications if untreated. It begins during childhood, and reduces the patient's quality of life. Therefore, the availability of an easily administered agent to relieve unpredictable HAE episodes is indispensable for this age group. Areas covered: Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, open-label extensions and prospective observational studies have proven the safety and efficacy of the subcutaneously administered bradykinin B2 receptor antagonist, icatibant, in the acute treatment of HAE episodes in adult C1-INH-HAE patients...
May 14, 2018: Expert Review of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735174/-tranexamic-acid-as-first-line-emergency-treatment-for-episodes-of-bradykinin-mediated-angioedema-induced-by-ace-inhibitors
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C Beauchêne, J Martins-Héricher, D Denis, L Martin, H Maillard
INTRODUCTION: Episodes of acquired bradykinin-mediated angioedema due to angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors may result in fatal outcomes. There is no consensus regarding emergency pharmacological management of these episodes. Treatment options include icatibant and C1INH concentrate. Tranexamic acid is administered for moderate episodes. Its efficacy in the treatment of ACE inhibitor-induced episodes of angioedema is not established. The aim of this retrospective study is to assess the benefits of emergency tranexamic acid administration in the management of ACE inhibitor-induced episodes of angioedema...
May 4, 2018: La Revue de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29729940/a-transcriptomic-study-of-hereditary-angioedema-attacks
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Giuseppe Castellano, Chiara Divella, Fabio Sallustio, Vincenzo Montinaro, Claudia Curci, Andrea Zanichelli, Erika Bonanni, Chiara Suffritti, Sonia Caccia, Fleur Bossi, Anna Gallone, Francesco Paolo Schena, Loreto Gesualdo, Marco Cicardi
BACKGROUND: Hereditary Angioedema (HAE) due to C1-inhibitor deficiency is a lifelong illness characterized by recurrent acute attacks of localized skin or mucosal edema. An activation of the kallikrein/bradykinin pathway at endothelial cell level has a relevant pathogenetic role in acute HAE attacks. Moreover, other pathways are involved, given the variable clinical expression of the disease in different patients. OBJECTIVE: To explore the involvement of other putative genes in the edema formation...
May 3, 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29728119/epidemiology-of-bradykinin-mediated-angioedema-a-systematic-investigation-of-epidemiological-studies
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Emel Aygören-Pürsün, Markus Magerl, Andreas Maetzel, Marcus Maurer
BACKGROUND: Bradykinin-mediated angioedema (Bk-AE) can be life-threatening and requires specific targeted therapies. Knowledge of its epidemiology may help optimize its management. METHODS: We systematically searched the medical literature to identify abstracts of interest indexed between 1948 and March, 2016. We used published national survey data on the proportion of the population treated with angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEI) to derive estimates of the population prevalence of ACEI-AE in the USA, Germany and France...
May 4, 2018: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29727795/differential-effects-of-high-consumption-of-fructose-or-glucose-on-mesenteric-arterial-function-in-female-rats
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Sonali Shaligram, Gemma Sangüesa, Farjana Akther, Marta Alegret, Juan C Laguna, Roshanak Rahimian
We have recently shown that type of supplemented simple sugar, not merely calorie intake, determines adverse effects on metabolism and aortic endothelial function in female rats. The aim of the current study was to investigate and compare the effects of high consumption of glucose or fructose on mesenteric arterial reactivity and systolic blood pressure (SBP). Sprague-Dawley female rats were supplemented with 20% w/v glucose or fructose in drinking water for 8 weeks. Here, we show that both sugars alter insulin signaling in mesenteric arteries (MA), assessed by a reduction in phosphorylated Akt, and increase in SBP...
April 3, 2018: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29727040/how-is-the-human-umbilical-artery-regulated
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REVIEW
Margarida Lorigo, Melissa Mariana, Joana Feiteiro, Elisa Cairrao
The purpose of this review is to present an update of the main mechanisms involved in the physiological regulation of contraction and relaxation of the human umbilical artery (HUA) smooth muscle cells. A literature review was performed based on the analysis of papers available on PubMed. The most important and relevant studies regarding the regulation of the HUA are presented in this article. The vascular smooth muscle is a highly specialized structure, whose main function is to regulate the vascular tonus...
May 4, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29723629/oil-from-the-fruits-of-pterodon-emarginatus-vog-a-traditional-anti-inflammatory-study-combining-in-vivo-and-in-silico
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Cleydson Breno Rodrigues Dos Santos, Ryan da Silva Ramos, Brenda Lorena Sánchez Ortiz, Gabriel Monteiro da Silva, Silvana Giuliatti, José Luis Balderas-Lopez, Andrés Navarrete, José Carlos Tavares Carvalho
ETHNOBOTANICAL RELEVANCE: The oil obtained from the fruits of Pterodon emarginatus Vog. (OPe) is used orally and topically, in traditional medicine for some purposes, such as acute and chronic inflammatory states as rheumatoid arthritis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this work, the anti-inflammatory activity of the OPe was demonstrated based on several animal models and presented an in silico study based on the 6α,7β-dihydroxy-vouacapan-17β-oic acid (DHVA) majority compound of the OPe to evaluate the interaction this compound, with cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) in 4COX (Mus musculus) and 5KIR (Homo sapiens) and molecular dynamics simulation...
April 30, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721614/a-score-for-the-differential-diagnosis-of-bradykinin-and-histamine-induced-head-and-neck-swellings
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M Lenschow, M Bas, F Johnson, M Wirth, U Strassen
PURPOSE: Acute edema of the head and neck region may lead to life-threatening dyspnea and require quick and targeted treatment. They can be subdivided in bradykinin- and histamine-mediated swellings, which require treatment with different classes of pharmaceuticals. Clinical pathways for differential diagnoses do not exist so far, although it is known that early treatment is decisive for faster symptom relief and reduced expression of the swellings. Aim of the study was the creation of a clinical algorithm for identification of bradykinin-mediated angioedema...
May 2, 2018: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720566/unexpected-kidney-restricted-role-for-il-17-receptor-signaling-in-defense-against-systemic-candida-albicans-infection
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Kritika Ramani, Chetan V Jawale, Akash H Verma, Bianca M Coleman, Jay K Kolls, Partha S Biswas
Kidney injury is a frequent outcome in patients with disseminated Candida albicans fungal infections. IL-17 receptor (IL-17R) signaling is critical for renal protection against disseminated candidiasis, but the identity and function of IL-17-responsive cells in mediating renal defense remains an active area of debate. Using BM chimeras, we found that IL-17R signaling is required only in nonhematopoietic cells for immunity to systemic C. albicans infection. Since renal tubular epithelial cells (RTEC) are highly responsive to IL-17 in vitro, we hypothesized that RTEC might be the dominant target of IL-17 activity in the infected kidney...
May 3, 2018: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29696352/-allergic-emergencies
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REVIEW
A-C Herr, T Biedermann, K Brockow
Both anaphylactic reactions and angioedema in the head and neck area can be life-threatening and require emergency treatment. Therapy needed is primarily directed by the patient's symptoms. The first measures taken should consist of immediate disruption of the allergen contact, adequate positioning of the patient, the insertion of an intravenous catheter and an emergency call. In case of cardiovascular or respiratory involvement, intramuscular ± inhalative adrenalin is the treatment of choice. In case of cardiovascular involvement, volume substitution by intravenous catheter and oxygen administration are crucial and in lower airway obstruction, additionally short-acting beta mimetics should be inhaled...
April 25, 2018: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686743/antinociceptive-activity-of-methanolic-extract-of-clinacanthus-nutans-leaves-possible-mechanisms-of-action-involved
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Zainul Amiruddin Zakaria, Mohammad Hafiz Abdul Rahim, Rushduddin Al Jufri Roosli, Mohd Hijaz Mohd Sani, Maizatul Hasyima Omar, Siti Farah Mohd Tohid, Fezah Othman, Siew Mooi Ching, Arifah Abdul Kadir
Methanolic extract of Clinacanthus nutans Lindau leaves (MECN) has been proven to possess antinociceptive activity that works via the opioid and NO-dependent/cGMP-independent pathways. In the present study, we aimed to further determine the possible mechanisms of antinociception of MECN using various nociceptive assays. The antinociceptive activity of MECN was (i) tested against capsaicin-, glutamate-, phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate-, bradykinin-induced nociception model; (ii) prechallenged against selective antagonist of opioid receptor subtypes ( β -funaltrexamine, naltrindole, and nor-binaltorphimine); (iii) prechallenged against antagonist of nonopioid systems, namely, α 2 -noradrenergic (yohimbine), β -adrenergic (pindolol), adenosinergic (caffeine), dopaminergic (haloperidol), and cholinergic (atropine) receptors; (iv) prechallenged with inhibitors of various potassium channels (glibenclamide, apamin, charybdotoxin, and tetraethylammonium chloride)...
2018: Pain Research & Management: the Journal of the Canadian Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676873/-bradykinin-and-cardiovascular-protection-role-of-perindopril-an-inhibitor-of-angiotensin-conversion-enzyme
#15
P Lancellotti, A Ancion, V D'Orio, O Gach, P Maréchal, J M Krzesinski
The endothelium plays a vital role as part of the cardiovascular continuum. Risk factors such as hypertension and dyslipidemia unbalance angiotensin II - bradykinin homeostasis, leading to endothelial dysfunction and changes in vascular structure that promote atherosclerosis and thrombosis. When dealing with risk factors, treatment should focus on the prevention and restoration of endothelial function. Not all cardiovascular drugs are able to reverse vascular and structural endothelial dysfunction. Increasing levels of bradykinin is an effect of the use of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE-Is), and also a fundamental part of their mode of action...
April 2018: Revue Médicale de Liège
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673745/-acquired-c1-esterase-inhibitor-deficiency-via-bradykinin-mediated-angioedema-four-cases
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C Jacquin-Porretaz, F Castelain, E Daguindau, E Seilles, C Nardin, F Aubin, F Pelletier
BACKGROUND: Acquired C1-esterase inhibitor (C1-INH) deficiency angioedema (C1-INH-AAE) is a form of bradykinin-mediated angioedema. This rare disorder is due to acquired consumption of C1-INH, hyperactivation of the classic pathway of human complement, and potentially fatal recurrent angioedema symptoms. Clinical symptoms of C1-INH-AAE are very similar to those of hereditary angioedema (HAE) but usually appear after the fourth decade of life and induce abdominal pain less frequently. Laboratory tests are essential in establishing the diagnosis with low levels or abnormal structure and function of C1-INH...
April 16, 2018: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665152/endothelium-derived-hyperpolarization-mediated-vasodilatation-compensates-nitric-oxide-mediated-endothelial-dysfunction-during-ischemia-in-diabetes-induced-canine-coronary-collateral-microcirculation-in-vivo
#17
Toyotaka Yada, Hiroaki Shimokawa, Hiroyuki Tachibana
OBJECTIVES: It has been previously demonstrated that endothelial caveolin-1 plays crucial roles to produce an endothelium-derived hyperpolarizing factor in mouse mesenteric arteries. We examined whether this mechanism is involved in the endothelium-derived hyperpolarizing-mediated responses to compensate reduced NO-mediated responses in diabetes mellitus during coronary occlusion in dogs in vivo. METHODS: Canine subepicardial collateral coronary small arteries (≥100 μm) and arterioles (<100 μm) were observed by an intravital microscope...
April 17, 2018: Microcirculation: the Official Journal of the Microcirculatory Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655911/antinociceptive-activity-of-riparin-ii-from-aniba-riparia-further-elucidation-of-the-possible-mechanisms
#18
Alyne Mara Rodrigues de Carvalho, Leonardo Freire Vasconcelos, Nayrton Flávio Moura Rocha, Emiliano Ricardo Vasconcelos Rios, Marília Leite Dias, Marta Maria de França Fonteles, Danielle Macêdo Gaspar, José Maria Barbosa Filho, Stanley Juan Chavez Gutierrez, Francisca Cléa Florenço de Sousa
Riparin II (RipII) has an anti-inflammatory activity potentially due its ability to decrease TNF-α and IL-1β production and its histamine antagonism. The objective of this study was to evaluate the role of RipII in the pain process and the possible antinociceptive mechanisms involved, using classic models of nociception. Male Swiss mice were used in the assays. Determinate the acute toxicity according to the OECD 425 test guideline. The models used were the acetic acid-, formalin-, hot plate and glutamate-induced nociception...
April 12, 2018: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649319/unraveling-endothelin-1-induced-hypercontractility-of-human-pulmonary-artery-smooth-muscle-cells-from-patients-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
#19
Jamie L Wilson, Rod Warburton, Linda Taylor, Deniz Toksoz, Nicholas Hill, Peter Polgar
Contraction of human pulmonary artery smooth muscle cells (HPASMC) isolated from pulmonary arterial hypertensive (PAH) and normal (non-PAH) subject lungs was determined and measured with real-time electrical impedance. Treatment of HPASMC with vasoactive peptides, endothelin-1 (ET-1) and bradykinin (BK) but not angiotensin II, induced a temporal decrease in the electrical impedance profile mirroring constrictive morphological change of the cells which typically was more robust in PAH as opposed to non-PAH cells...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629678/hereditary-angio-oedema-in-the-western-cape-province-south-africa
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K M Coovadia, M-Y Chothia, S G Baker, J G Peter, P C Potter
BACKGROUND: Hereditary angio-oedema (HAE) is an autosomal dominant condition caused by a deficiency in the C1-esterase inhibitor protein, resulting in increased bradykinin release. It presents clinically with recurrent attacks of angio-oedema, commonly affecting the limbs, face, upper airway and gastrointestinal tract. Little is known about this condition in sub-Saharan Africa. OBJECTIVES: To analyse and report on the clinical presentation and treatment of patients with HAE in the Western Cape Province, South Africa...
March 28, 2018: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
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