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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106317/changes-in-vascular-reactivity-and-endothelial-ca-2-dynamics-with-chronic-low-flow
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Mark S Taylor, Chung-Sik Choi, Leith Bayazid, Katherine E Glosemeyer, Calvin C P Baker, David S Weber
Disruption of blood flow promotes endothelial dysfunction and predisposes vessels to remodeling and atherosclerosis. Recent findings suggest spatial and temporal tuning of local Ca(2+) signals along the endothelium is vital to vascular function. In the current study, we examined whether chronic flow disruption causes alteration of dynamic endothelial Ca(2+) signal patterning associated with changes in vascular structure and function. For these studies, we performed surgical partial-ligation (PL) of the left carotid arteries of mice to establish chronic low flow for 2 weeks; right carotid arteries remained open and served as controls (C)...
January 20, 2017: Microcirculation: the Official Journal of the Microcirculatory Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106169/inhibition-of-nucks-facilitates-corneal-recovery-following-alkali-burn
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Ming-Wai Poon, Dan Jiang, Peng Qin, Yuelin Zhang, Beiying Qiu, Sumit Chanda, Vinay Tergaonkar, Qing Li, Ian Y Wong, Zhendong Yu, Hung-Fat Tse, David S H Wong, Qizhou Lian
Corneal wound healing involves a complex cascade of cytokine-controlled cellular events, including inflammatory and angiogenesis responses that are regulated by transcriptional chromatin remodeling. Nuclear Ubiquitous Casein and cyclin-dependent Kinase Substrate (NUCKS) is a key chromatin modifier and transcriptional regulator of metabolic signaling. In this study, we investigated the role of NUCKS in corneal wound healing by comparing its effects on corneal alkali burn in NUCKS knockout (NKO) and NUCKS wild-type (NWT) mice...
January 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106155/secreted-mir-27a-induced-by-cyclic-stretch-modulates-the-proliferation-of-endothelial-cells-in-hypertension-via-grk6
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Lu Wang, Han Bao, Kai-Xuan Wang, Ping Zhang, Qing-Ping Yao, Xiao-Hu Chen, Kai Huang, Ying-Xin Qi, Zong-Lai Jiang
Abnormal proliferation of endothelial cells (ECs) is important in vascular remodeling during hypertension, but the mechanisms are still unclear. In hypertensive rats caused by abdominal aortic coarctation, the expression of G-protein-coupled receptor kinase 6 (GRK6) in ECs at common carotid artery was repressed in vivo, and EC proliferation was increased. 15% cyclic stretch in vitro, which mimics the pathologically increased stretch in hypertension, repressed EC GRK6 expression via paracrine control by vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs)...
January 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103134/the-role-of-nuclear-factor-of-activated-t-cells-in-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Rui Chen, Jinchuan Yan, Peijing Liu, Zhongqun Wang, Cuiping Wang, Wei Zhong, Liangjie Xu
Nuclear factor of activated T cells (NFAT) was first identified as a transcription factor about three decades ago and was not well studied until the development of immunosuppressant. Numerous studies confirm that calcineurin/NFAT signaling is very important in the development of vasculature and cardiovascular system during embryogenesis and is involved in the development of vascular diseases such as hypertension, atherosclerosis and restenosis. Recent studies demonstrated that NFAT proteins also regulate immune response and vascular cells in the pulmonary microenvironment...
January 19, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101819/high-central-aortic-rather-than-brachial-blood-pressure-is-associated-with-carotid-wall-remodeling-and-increased-arterial-stiffness-in-childhood
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Gonzalo Peluso, Victoria García-Espinosa, Santiago Curcio, Marco Marota, Juan Castro, Pedro Chiesa, Gustavo Giachetto, Daniel Bia, Yanina Zócalo
INTRODUCTION: In adults, central blood pressure (cBP) is reported to associate target organ damages (TODs) rather than peripheral blood pressure (pBP). However, data regarding the association of pre-clinical TODs with cBP and pBP in pediatric populations are scarce. AIM: To evaluate in children and adolescents the importance of cBP and pBP levels, in terms of their association with hemodynamic and vascular changes. METHODS: 315 subjects [age (mean/range) 12/8-18 years] were included...
January 19, 2017: High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention: the Official Journal of the Italian Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101763/mir-126-affects-brain-heart-interaction-after-cerebral-ischemic-stroke
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Jieli Chen, Chengcheng Cui, Xiaoping Yang, Jiang Xu, Poornima Venkat, Alex Zacharek, Peng Yu, Michael Chopp
Cardiovascular diseases are approximately three times higher in patients with neurological deficits than in patients without neurological deficits. MicroRNA-126 (MiR-126) facilitates vascular remodeling and decreases fibrosis and is emerging as an important factor in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular diseases and cerebral stroke. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that decreased miR-126 after ischemic stroke may play an important role in regulating cardiac function. Wild-type (WT), specific conditional-knockout endothelial cell miR-126 (miR-126(EC-/-)), and miR-126 knockout control (miR-126(fl/fl)) mice were subjected to distal middle cerebral artery occlusion (dMCAo) (n = 10/group)...
January 19, 2017: Translational Stroke Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100891/reverse-right-ventricular-remodeling-after-lung-transplantation-in-patients-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-under-combination-therapy-of-targeted-medical-drugs
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Toshihiro Sarashina, Kazufumi Nakamura, Satoshi Akagi, Takahiro Oto, Hiroki Oe, Kentaro Ejiri, Koji Nakagawa, Nobuhiro Nishii, Hiromi Matsubara, Motomu Kobayashi, Hiroshi Morimatsu, Shinichiro Miyoshi, Hiroshi Ito
BACKGROUND: Patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) are currently treated with combination therapy of PAH-targeted drugs. Reverse right ventricular (RV) remodeling after lung transplantation (LTx) in patients with end-stage PAH despite combination therapy of PAH-targeted drugs has not been fully elucidated.Methods and Results:A total of 136 patients, including 32 with PAH, underwent LTx from 1998 to 2014. We enrolled 12 consecutive patients with PAH treated with combination therapy of PAH-targeted drugs who underwent LTx and retrospectively analyzed the temporal and serial changes in hemodynamics and echocardiography before LTx and at 3 and 12 months after LTx...
January 18, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100829/a-mathematical-model-of-tumour-angiogenesis-growth-regression-and-regrowth
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Guillermo Vilanova, Ignasi Colominas, Hector Gomez
Cancerous tumours have the ability to recruit new blood vessels through a process called angiogenesis. By stimulating vascular growth, tumours get connected to the circulatory system, receive nutrients and open a way to colonize distant organs. Tumour-induced vascular networks become unstable in the absence of tumour angiogenic factors (TAFs). They may undergo alternating stages of growth, regression and regrowth. Following a phase-field methodology, we propose a model of tumour angiogenesis that reproduces the aforementioned features and highlights the importance of vascular regression and regrowth...
January 2017: Journal of the Royal Society, Interface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100330/-protective-effects-of-heat-shock-protein-70-against-hypoxic-pulmonary-hypertension-in-neonatal-rats
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Le Wang, Hai-Yan Wu, Ming-Xia Li
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the protective effect of heat shock protein 70 (HSP70) against hypoxic pulmonary hypertension (HPH) in neonatal rats. METHODS: A total of 128 neonatal rats were randomly divided into blank control group, HPH model group, empty virus group, and HSP70 group, with 32 rats in each group. Before the establishment of an HPH model, the rats in the blank control group and HPH model group were given caudal vein injection of 5 μL sterile saline, those in the empty virus group were given caudal vein injection of 5 μL Ad-GFP (1 010 PFU/mL), and those in the HSP70 group were given caudal vein injection of 5 μL Ad-HSP70 (1 010 PFU/mL)...
January 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098621/long-term-follow-up-of-retinal-pigment-epithelium-restoration-after-a-triple-tear
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Sarwar Zahid, Rosa Dolz Marco, K Bailey Freund
PURPOSE: To demonstrate longitudinal multimodal imaging findings in a case of neovascular age-related macular degeneration presenting with multiple retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) tears showing progressive RPE restoration. METHODS: Observational clinical case report. RESULTS: A 79-year-old woman diagnosed with neovascular age-related macular degeneration developed 3 consecutive RPE tears in her right eye during the course of treatment with intravitreal anti-vascular endothelial growth factor therapy...
December 19, 2016: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097087/identification-of-the-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-signalling-pathway-by-quantitative-proteomic-analysis-of-rat-condylar-cartilage
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Liting Jiang, Yinyin Xie, Li Wei, Qi Zhou, Xing Shen, Xinquan Jiang, Yiming Gao
Angiogenesis mediated by vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is known to play an important role in regulating cartilage remodelling and endochondral ossification. However, the details of how VEGF signalling mechanisms affect condyle remodelling in response to alterations in functional loading remains unclear. To explore this, eighty 16-day-old male SD rats were divided into two equal groups which were fed either a soft/powdery diet or a hard diet for 4 weeks; the stiffness of the diet results in alteration of mastication force and hence temporomandibular joint (TMJ) development...
January 2017: FEBS Open Bio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095649/the-effect-of-mechanical-stress-on-the-proliferation-adipogenic-differentiation-and-gene-expression-of-human-adipose-derived-stem-cells
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Nora E Paul, Bernd Denecke, Bong-Sung Kim, Alice Dreser, Jürgen Bernhagen, Norbert Pallua
To allow for a better implementation of external volume expansion to clinical applications for soft tissue regeneration, it is necessary to comprehensively understand the underlying mechanisms. Since human adipose-derived stem cells (hASCs) play a crucial role in soft tissue enlargement, we investigated the impact of cyclic stretch on gene expression, proliferation rate, and adipogenic differentiation of these cells. After cyclic stretching, RNA was extracted and subjected to DNA microarray analysis and RT-qPCR...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092460/a-three-dimensional-lymphatic-endothelial-cell-tube-formation-assay-to-identify-novel-kinases-involved-in-lymphatic-vessel-remodeling
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T Jessica Gambino, Steven P Williams, Carol Caesar, Daniel Resnick, Cameron J Nowell, Rae H Farnsworth, Marc G Achen, Steven A Stacker, Tara Karnezis
The lymphatic system is a series of vessels that transport cells and excess fluid from tissues to the blood vascular system. Normally quiescent, the lymphatics can grow or remodel in response to developmental, immunological, or cells pathological stimuli. Lymphatic vessels comprise lymphatic endothelial cells (LECs) that can respond to external growth factors by undergoing proliferation, migration, adhesion, and tube and lumen formation into new vessel structures, a process known as lymphangiogenesis. To understand the key gene and signaling pathways necessary for lymphangiogenesis and lymphatic vessel remodeling, we have developed a three-dimensional LEC tube formation assay to explore the role of kinase signaling in these processes...
January 2017: Assay and Drug Development Technologies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090302/three-dimensional-micro-computed-tomography-analysis-of-the-lung-vasculature-and-differential-adipose-proteomics-in-the-sugen-hypoxia-rat-model-of-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Kelly J Shields, Kostas Verdelis, Michael J Passineau, Erin M Faight, Lee Zourelias, Changgong Wu, Rong Chong, Raymond L Benza
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a rare disease characterized by significant vascular remodeling. The obesity epidemic has produced great interest in the relationship between small visceral adipose tissue depots producing localized inflammatory conditions, which may link metabolism, innate immunity, and vascular remodeling. This study used novel micro computed tomography (microCT) three-dimensional modeling to investigate the degree of remodeling of the lung vasculature and differential proteomics to determine small visceral adipose dysfunction in rats with severe PAH...
December 2016: Pulmonary Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090288/expression-profiling-elucidates-a-molecular-gene-signature-for-pulmonary-hypertension-in-sarcoidosis
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Sunit Singla, Tong Zhou, Kamran Javaid, Taimur Abbasi, Nancy Casanova, Wei Zhang, Shwu-Fan Ma, Michael S Wade, Imre Noth, Nadera J Sweiss, Joe G N Garcia, Roberto F Machado
Pulmonary hypertension (PH), when it complicates sarcoidosis, carries a poor prognosis, in part because it is difficult to detect early in patients with worsening respiratory symptoms. Pathogenesis of sarcoidosis occurs via incompletely characterized mechanisms that are distinct from the mechanisms of pulmonary vascular remodeling well known to occur in conjunction with other chronic lung diseases. To address the need for a biomarker to aid in early detection as well as the gap in knowledge regarding the mechanisms of PH in sarcoidosis, we used genome-wide peripheral blood gene expression analysis and identified an 18-gene signature capable of distinguishing sarcoidosis patients with PH (n = 8), sarcoidosis patients without PH (n = 17), and healthy controls (n = 45)...
December 2016: Pulmonary Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090287/transcription-factors-transcriptional-coregulators-and-epigenetic-modulation-in-the-control-of-pulmonary-vascular-cell-phenotype-therapeutic-implications-for-pulmonary-hypertension-2015-grover-conference-series
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REVIEW
Soni S Pullamsetti, Frédéric Perros, Prakash Chelladurai, Jason Yuan, Kurt Stenmark
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a complex and multifactorial disease involving genetic, epigenetic, and environmental factors. Numerous stimuli and pathological conditions facilitate severe vascular remodeling in PH by activation of a complex cascade of signaling pathways involving vascular cell proliferation, differentiation, and inflammation. Multiple signaling cascades modulate the activity of certain sequence-specific DNA-binding transcription factors (TFs) and coregulators that are critical for the transcriptional regulation of gene expression that facilitates PH-associated vascular cell phenotypes, as demonstrated by several studies summarized in this review...
December 2016: Pulmonary Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089339/discovery-of-a-murine-model-of-clinical-pah-mission-impossible
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REVIEW
Zhiyu Dai, You-Yang Zhao
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a lung vascular disease characterized with a progressive increase of pulmonary vascular resistance and obliterative pulmonary vascular remodeling resulting in right heart failure and premature death. In this brief review, we document the recent advances in identifying genetically modified murine models of PH, with a focus on the recent discovery of the mouse model of Tie2 Cre-mediated deletion of prolyl hydroxylase 2, which exhibits progressive obliterative vascular remodeling, severe PAH, and right heart failure, thus recapitulating many of the features of clinical PAH...
December 15, 2016: Trends in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088960/-role-and-mechanism-of-hydrogen-sulfide-in-cigarette-smoke-induced-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-related-pulmonary-vascular-remodeling-in-rats
#18
M X Li, Y H Chen, C C Liao, F Lin, Y Bai, W J Mi, Y Sun, Y F Qi
Objective: To investigate the role and mechanism of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) in rats with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) related pulmonary vascular remodeling. Methods: Twenty four healthy male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into 4 groups: control group, cigarette smoke (CS) group, CS+ Sodium hydrosulfide (NaHS) group and CS+ DL-propargylglycine (PPG) group. Rats in control group were fed normally and breathed clear air, and for the rest groups, passive cigarette smoke inhalation method were adopted to establish COPD model...
January 10, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087280/increased-homocysteine-levels-impair-reference-memory-and-reduce-cortical-levels-of-acetylcholine-in-a-mouse-model-of-vascular-cognitive-impairment
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Kevin Dam, Martina Füchtemeier, Tracy D Farr, Philipp Boehm-Sturm, Marco Foddis, Ulrich Dirnagl, Olga Malysheva, Marie A Caudill, Nafisa M Jadavji
Folates are B-vitamins that are vital for normal brain function. Deficiencies in folates either genetic (methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase, MTHFR) or dietary intake of folic acid result in elevated levels of homocysteine. Clinical studies have shown that elevated levels of homocysteine (Hcy) may be associated with the development of dementia, however this link remains unclear. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of increased Hcy levels on a mouse model of vascular cognitive impairment (VCI) produced by chronic hypoperfusion...
January 11, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081298/full-thickness-heart-repair-with-an-engineered-multilayered-myocardial-patch-in-rat-model
#20
Seokwon Pok, Igor V Stupin, Christopher Tsao, Robia G Pautler, Yang Gao, Raymond M Nieto, Ze-Wei Tao, Charles D Fraser, Ananth V Annapragada, Jeffrey G Jacot
In a rat model of right free wall replacement, the transplantation of an engineered multilayered myocardial patch fabricated from a polycaprolactone membrane supporting a chitosan/heart matrix hydrogel induces significant muscular and vascular remodeling and results in a significantly higher right ventricular ejection fraction compared to use of a commercially available pericardium patch.
January 12, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
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