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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069704/angiopoietin-1-promotes-atherosclerosis-by-increasing-the-proportion-of-circulating-gr1-monocytes
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Takeshi Fujisawa, Keqing Wang, Xi-Lin Niu, Stuart Egginton, Shakil Ahmad, Peter Hewett, Christopher D Kontos, Asif Ahmed
AIMS: Atherosclerosis is a chronic inflammatory disease occurring within the artery wall. A crucial step in atherogenesis is the infiltration and retention of monocytes into the subendothelial space of large arteries induced by chemokines and growth factors. Angiopoietin-1 (Ang-1) regulates angiogenesis and reduces vascular permeability and has also been reported to promote monocyte migration in vitro. We investigated the role of Ang-1 in atherosclerosis-prone apolipoprotein-E (Apo-E) knockout mouse...
January 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063350/deficiency-of-scavenger-receptor-class-b-type-1-leads-to-increased-atherogenesis-with-features-of-advanced-fibroatheroma-and-expansive-arterial-remodeling
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Jiawei Liao, Xin Guo, Mengyu Wang, Mingming Gao, Qiang Shen, Yuhui Wang, Wei Huang, George Liu
BACKGROUND: Scavenger receptor class B type 1 (SR-BI) is the main high-density lipoprotein (HDL) receptor in mammalians. Loss of SR-BI has been proven to disturb HDL metabolism and accelerate atherosclerosis. However, little is known about the plaque features and arterial remodeling in the increased atherogenesis caused by SR-BI deficiency. Here, we explored this issue in atherosclerosis-prone low-density lipoprotein receptor (LDL-R) knockout (KO) mice deficient of SR-BI. METHODS AND RESULTS: SR-BI/LDL-R double KO (dKO) and control LDL-R KO mice were fed an atherogenic diet for 12 weeks...
December 22, 2016: Cardiovascular Pathology: the Official Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039493/new-markers-in-atherosclerosis-thrombospondin-2-thbs-2-and-leukocyte-cell-derived-chemotaxin-2-lect-2-an-immunohistochemical-study
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Fatma Cavide Sonmez, Pelin Yildiz, Muhammad Salman Akhtar, Cemalettin Aydin, Osman Sonmez, Nuray Ay, Mehmet Akif Vatankulu
BACKGROUND Current research investigating the role of THBS2 and LECT-2 in atherogenesis is very limited. Therefore, we designed this study to demonstrate the role of THBS-2 and LECT-2 in atherosclerosis at the tissue level in fresh specimens. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 32 patients who underwent coronary bypass surgery were enrolled. Aortic wall punch biopsies were obtained at the site of proximal aortosaphenous bypass graft anastomosis. A specimen of left internal mammarian artery (LiMA) was taken from the segment just proximal to its anastomosis...
December 31, 2016: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034277/the-two-faces-of-interleukin-17a-in-atherosclerosis-interleukin-17a-and-atherosclerosis
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Mohammadreza Akhavanpoor, Hamidreza Akhavanpoor, Christian A Gleissner, Susanne Wangler, Andreas O Doesch, Hugo A Katus, Christian Erbel
A complex network of different cytokines and chemokines modulate atherosclerosis, a chronic inflammatory disease. Interleukin-17A (IL-17A) is expressed by different leukocyte subsets such as CD4+IL-17+ T cells (Th17), γδ T cells, natural killer cells, natural killer T cells, and neutrophils. IL-17A plays an important role in host defense and is involved in the pathology of different autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. Recent studies demonstrate an association of IL-17A with atherosclerosis. IL-17A seems to have primarily pro-inflammatory effects in atherogenesis, although there are partially controversial results in the literature...
December 29, 2016: Current Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009484/hsp90-inhibition-suppresses-inflammatory-response-and-reduces-carotid-atherosclerotic-plaque-formation-in-apoe-mice
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Hongmei Mu, Liyong Wang, Lei Zhao
AIM: Emerging evidences indicate that heat shock protein 90 (HSP90) is associated with atherogenesis. However, the effect of HSP90 on plaque stability is largely unknown. In the present study, we explored the role of HSP90 in plaque development and its regulatory mechanisms on vasculature. METHODS: HSP90-overexpression lentivirus (Lenti-HSP90) was used to transfect apoE(-/-) mice after constrictive collars were planted at the right common carotid arteries. RESULTS: As a result, HSP90 gene overexpression led to reduction in en face plaque area, and increase in unstable plaque with heavier accumulation of lipids...
December 23, 2016: Cardiovascular Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995417/high-density-lipoprotein-from-subjects-with-coronary-artery-disease-promotes-macrophage-foam-cell-formation-role-of-scavenger-receptor-cd36-and-erk-mapk-signaling
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S Sini, D Deepa, S Harikrishnan, N Jayakumari
Although high-density lipoprotein is atheroprotective, it can become dysfunctional in chronic inflammatory conditions and increase cardiovascular risk. We previously demonstrated that HDL from subjects with documented coronary artery disease is dysfunctional and is pro-oxidant/proinflammatory in macrophages. Here we examined the influence of dysfunctional/proinflammatory HDL (piHDL) on lipid accumulation in human macrophages, in comparison to functional HDL (nHDL). Exposure of macrophages to piHDL, in contrast to nHDL, resulted in oxidative stress and marked uptake of lipids from piHDL, leading to the formation of foam cell phenotype as noted by oil red O staining with concomitant increase in total cellular cholesterol content...
December 19, 2016: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993833/nkx2-5-is-expressed-in-atherosclerotic-plaques-and-attenuates-development-of-atherosclerosis-in-apolipoprotein-e-deficient-mice
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Meng Du, Xiaojing Wang, Xin Tan, Xiangrao Li, Dandan Huang, Kun Huang, Liu Yang, Fengxiao Zhang, Yan Wang, Dan Huang, Kai Huang
BACKGROUND: NK2 homeobox 5 (Nkx2-5) is a cardiac homeobox transcription factor that is expressed in a broad range of cardiac sublineages. Embryos lacking Nkx2-5 are nonviable attributed to growth retardation and gross abnormalities of the heart. However, the role of Nkx2-5 in atherosclerosis remains elusive. This study aims to elucidate the specific functions of Nkx2-5 during atherogenesis and in established atherosclerotic plaques. METHODS AND RESULTS: Two types of atherosclerotic lesions were created in ApoE(-/-) mice through 2 different dietary manipulations...
December 19, 2016: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924297/datasets-for-the-validation-of-the-in-vivo-sirna-silencing-of-cd40-and-for-the-detection-of-new-markers-of-atherosclerosis-progression-in-apoe-deficient-mice
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Miguel Hueso, Laura De Ramon, Estanislao Navarro, Elia Ripoll, Josep M Cruzado, Josep M Grinyo, Joan Torras
Data presented in this Data in Brief article correspond to the article "in vivo" silencing of CD40 reduces progression of experimental atherogenesis through a NFκB/miR-125b axis and reveals new potential mediators in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis" (M. Hueso, L. De Ramon, E. Navarro, E. Ripoll, J.M. Cruzado, J.M. Grinyo, J. Torras, 2016) [1]. Here, we describe the validation of the silencing of CD40 expression with a specific siRNA in ApoE(-/-) mouse aortas, and its systemic effects on splenic lymphocytic subpopulations as well as on the infiltration of aortic intima by F4/80(+), galectin-3(+) macrophages or by NF-κB(+) cells...
December 2016: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910925/thrombomodulin-regulates-monocye-differentiation-via-pkc%C3%AE-and-erk1-2-pathway-in-vitro-and-in-atherosclerotic-artery
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Chien-Sung Tsai, Yi-Wen Lin, Chun-Yao Huang, Chun-Min Shih, Yi-Ting Tsai, Nai-Wen Tsao, Chin-Sheng Lin, Chun-Che Shih, Hellen Jeng, Feng-Yen Lin
Thrombomodulin (TM) modulates the activation of protein C and coagulation. Additionally, TM regulates monocyte migration and inflammation. However, its role on monocyte differentiation is still unknown. We investigated the effects of TM on monocyte differentiation. First, we found that TM was increased when THP-1 cells were treated with phorbol-12-myristate-13-acetate (PMA). Overexpression of TM enhanced the macrophage markers, CD14 and CD68 expression in PMA-induced THP-1. TM siRNA depressed the PMA-induced increase of p21(Cip1/WAF1) via ERK1/2-NF-kB p65 signaling...
December 2, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871915/inhibition-of-siglec-1-by-lentivirus-mediated-small-interfering-rna-attenuates-atherogenesis-in-apoe-deficient-mice
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Yi-Song Xiong, Ai-Lin Wu, Dong Mu, Juan Yu, Ping Zeng, Yi Sun, Jie Xiong
BACKGROUND: Siglec-1 is highly expressed on circulating monocytes and plaque macrophages in atherosclerotic patients, but the exact role of Siglec-1 in atherosclerosis has not been elucidated. METHODS: Lentiviral vector containing small interfering RNA targeting Siglec-1 (Lv-shSiglec-1) or control vector (Lv-shNC) were injected intravenously into 6-week old Apoe(-/-) mice. Then onset of atherosclerosis was observed. RESULTS: Siglec-1 was highly expressed in aortic plaques and it can be down-regulated by Lv-shSiglec-1 injection...
November 15, 2016: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871059/selective-p38%C3%AE-map-kinase-mapk14-inhibition-in-enzymatically-modified-ldl-stimulated-human-monocytes-implications-for-atherosclerosis
#11
Fei Cheng, Laura Twardowski, Sarah Fehr, Christoph Aner, Elke Schaeffeler, Thomas Joos, Thomas Knorpp, Bernhard Dorweiler, Stefan Laufer, Matthias Schwab, Michael Torzewski
The first ATP-competitive p38α MAPK/MAPK14 inhibitor with excellent in vivo efficacy and selectivity, skepinone-L, is now available. We investigated the impact of selective p38α MAPK/MAPK14 inhibition on enzymatically modified LDL (eLDL) stimulated human monocytes with its implications for atherosclerosis. Among the different p38 MAPK isoforms, p38α/MAPK14 was the predominantly expressed and activated isoform in isolated human peripheral blood monocytes. Moreover, eLDL colocalized with macrophages positive for p38α MAPK/MAPK14 in human carotid endarterectomy specimens...
November 8, 2016: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869741/isoliquiritigenin-attenuates-atherogenesis-in-apolipoprotein-e-deficient-mice
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Fen Du, Quzhen Gesang, Jia Cao, Mei Qian, Li Ma, Dongfang Wu, Hong Yu
Isoliquiritigenin (ISL) exhibits antioxidation and anti-inflammation activity. We sought to investigate the effects and mechanism of ISL on the development of atherosclerotic lesions in apolipoprotein E-deficient (apoE(-/-)) mice. Firstly, we determined that ISL reduced the mRNA levels of inflammatory factors interleukin 6 (IL-6), tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-α), and monocyte chemotactic protein-1 (MCP-1), while it increased the expression of several lipoprotein-related genes in peritoneal macrophages treated with lipopolysaccharide (LPS)...
November 18, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856455/map3k8-modulates-monocyte-state-and-atherogenesis-in-apoe-mice
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Carlos Sanz-Garcia, Ángela Sánchez, Constanza Contreras-Jurado, Carmela Cales, Cristina Barranquero, Marta Muñóz, Ramón Merino, Paula Escudero, Maria-Jesús Sanz, Jesús Osada, Ana Aranda, Susana Alemany
OBJECTIVE: Map3k8 (Cot/Tpl2) activates the MKK1/2-ERK1/2, MAPK pathway downstream from interleukin-1R, tumor necrosis factor-αR, NOD-2R, adiponectinR, and Toll-like receptors. Map3k8 plays a key role in innate and adaptive immunity and influences inflammatory processes by modulating the functions of different cell types. However, its role in atherogenesis remains unknown. In this study, we analyzed the role of this kinase in this pathology. APPROACH AND RESULTS: We show here that Map3k8 deficiency results in smaller numbers of Ly6C(high)CD11c(low) and Ly6C(low)CD11c(high) monocytes in ApoE(-)(/-) mice fed a high-fat diet (HFD)...
November 17, 2016: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847551/caspase-3-deletion-promotes-necrosis-in-atherosclerotic-plaques-of-apoe-knockout-mice
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Mandy O J Grootaert, Dorien M Schrijvers, Marthe Hermans, Viviane O Van Hoof, Guido R Y De Meyer, Wim Martinet
Apoptosis of macrophages and vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) in advanced atherosclerotic plaques contributes to plaque progression and instability. Caspase-3, a key executioner protease in the apoptotic pathway, has been identified in human and mouse atherosclerotic plaques but its role in atherogenesis is not fully explored. We therefore investigated the impact of caspase-3 deletion on atherosclerosis by crossbreeding caspase-3 knockout (Casp3(-/-)) mice with apolipoprotein E knockout (ApoE(-/-)) mice...
2016: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843203/mir-155-regulated-inflammation-response-by-the-socs1-stat3-pdcd4-axis-in-atherogenesis
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Jinshan Ye, Ruiwei Guo, Yankun Shi, Feng Qi, Chuanming Guo, Lixia Yang
Inflammation response plays a critical role in all phases of atherosclerosis (AS). Increased evidence has demonstrated that miR-155 mediates inflammatory mediators in macrophages to promote plaque formation and rupture. However, the precise mechanism of miR-155 remains unclear in AS. Here, we also found that miR-155 and PDCD4 were elevated in the aortic tissue of atherosclerotic mice and ox-LDL treated RAW264.7 cells. Further studies showed that miR-155 not only directly inhibited SOCS1 expression, but also increased the expression of p-STAT and PDCD4, as well as the production of proinflammation mediators IL-6 and TNF-α...
2016: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835742/silencing-of-cd40-in%C3%A2-vivo-reduces-progression-of-experimental-atherogenesis-through-an-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-mir-125b-axis-and-reveals-new-potential-mediators-in-the-pathogenesis-of-atherosclerosis
#16
Miguel Hueso, Laura De Ramon, Estanislao Navarro, Elia Ripoll, Josep M Cruzado, Josep M Grinyo, Joan Torras
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: CD40/CD40L signaling exerts a critical role in the development of atherosclerosis, and microRNAs (miRNAs) are key regulators in vascular inflammation and plaque formation. In this work, we investigated mRNA/miRNA expression during progression of atherosclerotic lesions through CD40 silencing. METHODS: We silenced CD40 with a specific siRNA in ApoE(-/-) mice and compared expression of mRNA/miRNA in ascending aorta with scrambled treated mice...
December 2016: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834690/rac2-modulates-atherosclerotic-calcification-by-regulating-macrophage-interleukin-1%C3%AE-production
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Nicolle Ceneri, Lina Zhao, Bryan D Young, Abigail Healy, Suleyman Coskun, Hema Vasavada, Timur O Yarovinsky, Kenneth Ike, Ruggero Pardi, Lingfen Qin, Li Qin, George Tellides, Karen Hirschi, Judith Meadows, Robert Soufer, Hyung J Chun, Mehran Sadeghi, Jeffrey R Bender, Alan R Morrison
OBJECTIVE: The calcium composition of atherosclerotic plaque is thought to be associated with increased risk for cardiovascular events, but whether plaque calcium itself is predictive of worsening clinical outcomes remains highly controversial. Inflammation is likely a key mediator of vascular calcification, but immune signaling mechanisms that promote this process are minimally understood. APPROACH AND RESULTS: Here, we identify Rac2 as a major inflammatory regulator of signaling that directs plaque osteogenesis...
November 10, 2016: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834689/nicotine-accelerates-atherosclerosis-in-apolipoprotein-e-deficient-mice-by-activating-%C3%AE-7-nicotinic-acetylcholine-receptor-on-mast-cells
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Chen Wang, Han Chen, Wei Zhu, Yinchuan Xu, Mingfei Liu, Lianlian Zhu, Fan Yang, Ling Zhang, Xianbao Liu, Zhiwei Zhong, Jing Zhao, Jun Jiang, Meixiang Xiang, Hong Yu, Xinyang Hu, Hong Lu, Jian'an Wang
OBJECTIVE: Cigarette smoking is an independent risk factor for atherosclerosis. Nicotine, the addictive component of cigarettes, induces mast cell (MC) release and contributes to atherogenesis. The purpose of this study was to determine whether nicotine accelerates atherosclerosis through MC-mediated mechanisms and whether MC stabilizer prevents this pathological process. APPROACH AND RESULTS: Nicotine administration increased the size of atherosclerotic lesions in apolipoprotein E-deficient (Apoe(-/-)) mice fed a fat-enriched diet...
January 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822682/the-different-facets-of-dyslipidemia-and-hypertension-in-atherosclerosis
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Jessica Hurtubise, Krystie McLellan, Kevin Durr, Oluwadara Onasanya, Daniel Nwabuko, Joseph Fomusi Ndisang
Atherosclerosis is the narrowing of arteries due to the accumulation of macrophages overloaded with lipids resulting in foam cell formation, and these events occur preferentially at the branching points of arteries which are particularly susceptible to hyperlipidemic stress-induced inflammation and oxidative stress. The different stages of atherogenesis rely on oxidative stress, endothelial dysfunction, and inflammation, and hypertension or dyslipidemia can independently trigger these stages. Dyslipidemia and hypertension are pathological conditions that damage the endothelium, triggering cell proliferation, vascular remodeling, apoptosis, and increased cellular permeability with increased adhesion molecules that bind monocytes and T lymphocytes to create a vicious cocktail of pathophysiological factors...
December 2016: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821559/sex-steroids-block-the-initiation-of-atherosclerosis
#20
Frederick Naftolin, Holly Mehr, Ahmed Fadiel
Atherosclerosis is the main cause of death in men and women. This so-called "hardening of the arteries" results from advanced atherogenesis, the accumulation and death of subendothelial fat-laden macrophages (vascular plaque). The macrophages are attracted as the result of signals from injured vessels recruiting and activating cells to quell the injury by inflammation. Among the recruited cells are circulating monocytes that may be captured by the formation of neural cell adhesion molecule (nCAM) tethers between the monocytes and vascular endothelium; the tethers are dependent on electrostatic binding between distal segments of apposed nCAM molecules...
December 2016: Reproductive Sciences
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