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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821742/rock-1-mediates-diabetes-induced-retinal-pigment-epithelial-and-endothelial-cell-blebbing-contribution-to-diabetic-retinopathy
#1
Pierre-Raphaël Rothschild, Sawsen Salah, Marianne Berdugo, Emmanuelle Gélizé, Kimberley Delaunay, Marie-Christine Naud, Christophe Klein, Alexandre Moulin, Michèle Savoldelli, Ciara Bergin, Jean-Claude Jeanny, Laurent Jonet, Yvan Arsenijevic, Francine Behar-Cohen, Patricia Crisanti
In diabetic retinopathy, the exact mechanisms leading to retinal capillary closure and to retinal barriers breakdown remain imperfectly understood. Rho-associated kinase (ROCK), an effector of the small GTPase Rho, involved in cytoskeleton dynamic regulation and cell polarity is activated by hyperglycemia. In one year-old Goto Kakizaki (GK) type 2 diabetic rats retina, ROCK-1 activation was assessed by its cellular distribution and by phosphorylation of its substrates, MYPT1 and MLC. In both GK rat and in human type 2 diabetic retinas, ROCK-1 is activated and associated with non-apoptotic membrane blebbing in retinal vessels and in retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) that respectively form the inner and the outer barriers...
August 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820432/rho-kinase-blockade-attenuates-podocyte-apoptosis-by-inhibiting-the-notch-signaling-pathway-in-diabetic-nephropathy
#2
Keiichiro Matoba, Daiji Kawanami, Yosuke Nagai, Yusuke Takeda, Tomoyo Akamine, Sho Ishizawa, Yasushi Kanazawa, Tamotsu Yokota, Kazunori Utsunomiya
Podocyte apoptosis is a key process in the onset of diabetic nephropathy. A significant body of evidence shows that the Notch signaling pathway plays a central role in this process. We found that Rho-kinase mediates transforming growth factor β (TGF-β)-induced Notch ligand Jag1 expression. Importantly, TGF-β-mediated podocyte apoptosis was attenuated by Rho-kinase inhibition. Mechanistically, Rho-kinase regulated Jag1 induction via the extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) 1/2 and c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) but not Smad pathways...
August 18, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820400/alteration-in-expressions-of-rhoa-and-rho-kinases-during-pregnancy-in-rats-their-roles-in-uterine-contractions-and-onset-of-labour
#3
D Domokos, E Ducza, G Falkay, R Gaspar
Activation of RhoA and Rho-associated kinases (ROCKs) is known to play a pivotal role in the regulation of smooth muscle contraction via phosphorylation of myosin-light chain and myosin phosphatase. There are few data on the RhoA and ROCKs expression levels in rat uteri. Therefore, our aim was to investigate the mRNA and protein concentration of RhoA and ROCKs in rat uterus during pregnancy, during parturition and post-partum using real time PCR and Western blot analysis. The other purpose was to evaluate the effects of the ROCK (Y-27632, fasudil and RKI 1441) and RhoA inhibitors (simvastatin) on uterine contractility in isolated organ bath experiments...
June 2017: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782712/effects-of-fasudil-on-pulmonary-hypertension-in-clinical-practice
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REVIEW
Yiqing Zhang, Shangjie Wu
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a pathophysiologic disorder that may involve multiple clinical conditions and can complicate the majority of cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. The presence of PH is associated with worse outcomes, but the efficacy of current therapy is still unsatisfactory. Because Rho-kinase (ROCK) plays an important role in the pathogenesis of PH, the ROCK inhibitor fasudil is expected to contribute to PH treatment. In animal models of PH, fasudil reduced pulmonary artery pressure (PAP) and improved survival...
August 4, 2017: Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781824/effectiveness-of-continuous-low-dose-fasudil-on-refractory-coronary-vasospasm-subsequent-to-cardiopulmonary-arrest
#5
Daisuke Ooshiro, Satoshi Yamaguchi, Masanori Kakazu, Osamu Arasaki
Refractory coronary vasospasm subsequent to reperfusion, such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation or revascularization, for myocardial infarction may respond to fasudil in the superacute phase. Continuous low-dose fasudil administration should be an option for refractory coronary vasospastic angina (VSA).
August 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741985/the-influence-of-fasudil-on-renal-proximal-tubular-cell-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-induced-by-parathormone
#6
Ziqing Gao, Weiping Zhu, Hua Zhang, Zhonghe Li, Tongxia Cui
BACKGROUND: Renal fibrosis is a common pathway through which a variety of chronic kidney diseases progress to end-stage renal disease. Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) of renal proximal tubular cells is one of the most important factors in renal fibrosis. This study investigates if fasudil could influence EMT of renal proximal tubular cells. METHODS: HK-2 cells in passage 3-4 were used for all experiments. The cells were divided into five groups and treated with different concentrations of PTH and then observe cellular morphological changes at 0, 24 and 48 h using an inverted microscope and investigate the expression of the epithelial cell marker E-cadherin and the renal fibroblast marker α-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA)...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739304/role-of-nadphox-rho-kinase-signaling-in-the-cyclosporine-nsaids-interactions-on-blood-pressure-and-baroreflexes-in-female-rats
#7
Hanan M El-Gowelli, Karim S Ibrahim, Ahmed F El-Yazbi, Mahmoud M El-Mas
AIMS: The hypertensive effect of the immunosuppressant drug cyclosporine (CSA) is paralleled, and probably triggered, by impaired arterial baroreceptor sensitivity (BRS). Here we asked if these effects of CSA are influenced by co-administration of nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and if the oxidative NADPH-oxidase (NADPHox)/Rho-kinase (ROCK) pathway mediates this interaction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Female rats were treated for 10days with CSA (25mg/kg/day), diclofenac (DIC, COX-1/COX-2 inhibitor, 1mg/kg/day), celecoxib (COX-2 inhibitor, 10mg/kg/day), or their combinations...
July 21, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712398/-fasudil-attenuates-mitochondrial-injury-and-apoptosis-in-rat-model-of-myocardial-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
#8
Hongwei Ye, Guanjun Zhang, Ruiping Cao, Pinfang Kang, Zhenghong Li, Qin Gao
Objective To observe the changes of mitochondria fusion protein 2 (Mfn2) and dynamin-related protein 1 (Drp1) in the cardioprotection of fasudil, and analyze the significance. Methods Hearts isolated from male Sprague-Dawley rats were subjected to ischemia for 30 minutes (occlusion of left anterior descending artery), and continuously perfusion for 120 minutes to establish myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury model. The rats were divided into 3 groups: sham group, I/R group and fasudil group. The left ventricular hemodynamics were continuously recorded; lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) content was measured during reperfusion; myocardial ultrastructure was observed by electron microscopy; the protein expression of phosphorylated protein phosphatase 1 regulatory subunit 12A (p-PPP1R12A/p-MYPT1) was detected by immunohistochemistry; and the protein expressions of Mfn2, Drp1 and cleaved caspase-3 (c-caspase-3) were detected by Western blot analysis...
July 2017: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702321/a-high-content-small-molecule-screen-identifies-novel-inducers-of-definitive-endoderm
#9
Alexander Korostylev, Pallavi U Mahaddalkar, Oliver Keminer, Kamyar Hadian, Kenji Schorpp, Philip Gribbon, Heiko Lickert
OBJECTIVES: Human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) and human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) can generate any given cell type in the human body. One challenge for cell-replacement therapy is the efficient differentiation and expansion of large quantities of progenitor cells from pluripotent stem cells produced under good manufacturing practice (GMP). FOXA2 and SOX17 double positive definitive endoderm (DE) progenitor cells can give rise to all endoderm-derived cell types in the thymus, thyroid, lung, pancreas, liver, and gastrointestinal tract...
July 2017: Molecular Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698029/critical-role-of-epha4-in-early-brain-injury-after-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-in-rat
#10
Ruiming Fan, Budbazar Enkhjargal, Richard Camara, Feng Yan, Lei Gong, ShengtaoYao, Jiping Tang, Yangmei Chen, John H Zhang
Early brain injury (EBI) is reported as a primary cause of mortality in subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) patients. Eph receptor A4 (EphA4) has been associated with blood-brain barrier integrity and pro-apoptosis. We aimed to investigate a role of EphA4 in EBI after SAH. One hundred and seventy-nine male adult Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into sham versus endovascular perforation model of SAH groups. SAH grade, neurological score, Evans blue dye extravasation, brain water content, mortality, Fluoro-Jade staining, immunofluorescence staining, and western blot experiments were performed after SAH...
July 8, 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688946/anti-arthritic-effect-of-pilose-antler-peptide-on-adjuvant-induced-rheumatoid-arthritis-in-rats
#11
Zuo Ting, Long Hongyan, Wu Suling, Huang Luqi
The anti-inflammatory property of pilose antler peptide (PAP) aroused our interest. To investigate the effect of PAP on Freund's complete adjuvant (FCA)-induced arthritis in rats was the aim of this study. Adjuvant-induced arthritis (AA) was induced by the administration of 0.1ml FCA in the surface of hind paw. Diclofenac sodium (DS) and Fasudil were administered as positive controls. Down-regulation of cytokines including interleukin-6 (IL-6), interleukin-1 beta (IL-1β) and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α), revealed anti-inflammatory effect of PAP, which was consisted with pathological conditions of rat paws...
July 5, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665545/inhibition-of-mevalonate-pathway-prevents-ischemia-induced-cardiac-dysfunction-in-rats-via-rhoa-independent-signaling-pathway
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Ying Yang, Xiqing Rong, Xue Lv, Wenbing Jiang, Yuan Yang, Dongwu Lai, Shiming Xu, Guosheng Fu
AIM: We previously demonstrated that anoxia-mediated Ca(2+) handling dysfunction could be ameliorated through inhibition of mevalonate pathway via RhoA- and Ras-related mechanisms in H9c2 cells. In this study, we further explored whether inhibition of mevalonate pathway is associated with cardiac remodeling and dysfunction in ischemic cardiomyopathy, and discuss the possible role of Ras, Rac and RhoA in cardiac dysfunction. METHODS: We investigated the role of mevalonate pathway in cardiac remodeling and cardiomyocyte Ca(2+) handling proteins expression in a rat model of cardiac dysfunction due to myocardial infarction (MI)...
June 30, 2017: Cardiovascular Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665172/treatment-with-low-dose-fasudil-for-acute-ischemic-stroke-in-chronic-hypertension
#13
Siu-Lung Chan, Marilyn J Cipolla
We investigated the effect of Rho kinase inhibition on changes in cerebral blood flow (CBF), brain injury and vascular function after ischemic stroke in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR). Changes in core MCA and collateral perfusion were measured by a validated laser Doppler method. Animals underwent 2 h tMCAO and 2 h reperfusion. Fasudil (0.1 mg/kg, i.v.) or vehicle was given at 30 min ischemia (n = 9/group; mean (SD)). Brain injury was determined by 2,3,5-triphenyltetrazolium chloride staining...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660097/fasudil-a-clinically-used-rock-inhibitor-stabilizes-rod-photoreceptor-synapses-after-retinal-detachment
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Ellen Townes-Anderson, Jianfeng Wang, Éva Halász, Ilene Sugino, Amy Pitler, Ian Whitehead, Marco Zarbin
PURPOSE: Retinal detachment disrupts the rod-bipolar synapse in the outer plexiform layer by retraction of rod axons. We showed that breakage is due to RhoA activation whereas inhibition of Rho kinase (ROCK), using Y27632, reduces synaptic damage. We test whether the ROCK inhibitor fasudil, used for other clinical applications, can prevent synaptic injury after detachment. METHODS: Detachments were made in pigs by subretinal injection of balanced salt solution (BSS) or fasudil (1, 10 mM)...
June 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598490/development-of-a-zebrafish-sepsis-model-for-high-throughput-drug-discovery
#15
Anju Mary Philip, Youdong Wang, Antonio Mauro, Suzan El-Rass, John C Marshall, Warren L Lee, Arthur S Slutsky, Claudia C dosSantos, Xiao-Yan Wen
Sepsis is a leading cause of death worldwide. Current treatment modalities remain largely supportive. Intervention strategies focused on inhibiting specific mediators of the inflammatory host response have been largely unsuccessful, a consequence of an inadequate understanding of the complexity and heterogeneity of the innate immune response. Moreover, the conventional drug development pipeline is time consuming and expensive and the low success rates associated with cell-based screens underline the need for whole organism screening strategies, especially for complex pathological processes...
June 7, 2017: Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586486/fasudil-slows-development-of-cavernous-malformations
#16
Gregory M Weiner, Andrew F Ducruet
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 1, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535907/suppression-of-epithelial-restitution-using-an-inhibitor-against-rho-associated-coiled-coil-containing-protein-kinase-aggravates-colitis-through-reduced-epithelial-expression-of-a-kinase-anchor-protein-13
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Yumi Kangawa, Toshinori Yoshida, Yutaka Yonezawa, Kiyoshi Maruyama, Shim-Mo Hayashi, Makoto Shibutani
In the gastrointestinal tract, the immediate healing response to mucosal damage is critical to sustain mucosal homeostasis. The migration of surrounding epithelial cells to cover the denuded area without proliferation is termed restitution, followed by early reparation of the damage. In this study, we determined the role of A-kinase anchor protein 13 (AKAP13) in mice with dextran sulphate sodium (DSS)-induced colitis upon mucosal injury and restitution, and investigated whether inhibition of Rho-associated coiled-coil containing protein kinase (ROCK), downstream effector of AKAP13, affects these mucosal responses...
May 20, 2017: Experimental and Toxicologic Pathology: Official Journal of the Gesellschaft Für Toxikologische Pathologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534935/effect-of-fasudil-on-cognitive-function-following-status-convulsion-in-rats
#18
Rong He, Wei Han, Xiaojie Song, Xiaoju Tang, Li Cheng, Li Jiang
Fasudil has been demonstrated to possess a protective effect in neural injury; however, its protective effect on convulsive brain injury remains to be assessed. The aim of the present study was to investigate the latent mechanism and effect of fasudil on cognitive function following status convulsion (SC) in rats. Initially, to determine the effects of SC, the expression levels of Ras homolog gene family, member A (RhoA)/Rho‑associated protein kinase (ROCK) signaling pathway‑associated proteins were measured by western blot analysis in 16 rats...
July 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526517/regulation-of-rhoa-rock-and-sustained-arterial-contraction-by-low-cytosolic-ca-2-levels-during-prolonged-depolarization-of-arterial-smooth-muscle
#19
Cristina Porras-González, Antonio Ordóñez, Antonio Castellano, Juan Ureña
The role of L-type Ca(2+) channels (LTCCs) and RhoA/Rho kinase (ROCK) on depolarization-induced sustained arterial contraction lasting several minutes is already known. However, in vivo, vascular smooth muscle cells can be depolarized for longer periods, inducing substantial inactivation of LTCCs and markedly reducing Ca(2+) influx into the myocytes. We have examined, in femoral arterial rings, the role of LTCCs and RhoA/ROCK during long-lasting depolarization. Our results reveal a new vasoreactive response after 20-30min of depolarization in 2...
May 16, 2017: Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510599/selective-inhibition-of-brain-endothelial-rho-kinase-2-provides-optimal-protection-of-an-in-vitro-blood-brain-barrier-from-tissue-type-plasminogen-activator-and-plasmin
#20
Be'eri Niego, Natasha Lee, Pia Larsson, T Michael De Silva, Amanda E-Ling Au, Fiona McCutcheon, Robert L Medcalf
Rho-kinase (ROCK) inhibition, broadly utilised in cardiovascular disease, may protect the blood-brain barrier (BBB) during thrombolysis from rt-PA-induced damage. While the use of nonselective ROCK inhibitors like fasudil together with rt-PA may be hindered by possible hypotensive side-effects and inadequate capacity to block detrimental rt-PA activity in brain endothelial cells (BECs), selective ROCK-2 inhibition may overcome these limitations. Here, we examined ROCK-2 expression in major brain cells and compared the ability of fasudil and KD025, a selective ROCK-2 inhibitor, to attenuate rt-PA-induced BBB impairment in an in vitro human model...
2017: PloS One
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