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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723696/advanced-glycation-end-products-downregulate-hoxa9ec-through-activation-of-nuclear-factor-kappa-b-by-reciprocal-interaction
#1
Qian-Qian Zhu, Dong-Lin Li, Yang-Yan He, Zi-Heng Wu, Lu Tian, Cheng-Fei Zheng, Nan Zhang, Hong-Kun Zhang
Advanced glycation end-products (AGEs) have been recognized as an important pathophysiological mechanism in endothelial dysfunction during diabetic atherogenesis. Homeobox (Hox) genes have been identified as playing a regulatory role in the adult cardiovascular system. Regulation of HoxA9EC is involved in diabetic endothelial dysfunction, but the mechanism of HoxA9EC regulation has remained undefined. Here, we sought to investigate how HoxA9EC is regulated in AGE-induced endothelial dysfunction and to explore the mechanism involved...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Vascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722232/rapidly-growing-cystic-vestibular-schwannoma-with-sudden-onset-facial-palsy-ten-years-after-subtotal-excision
#2
Manjunath Dandinarasaiah, Golda Grinblat, Sampath Chandra Prasad, Abdelkader Taibah, Mario Sanna
An elderly male patient diagnosed with a right-sided cystic vestibular schwannoma (CVS) at our center underwent a translabyrinthine approach with a subtotal excision to preserve the facial nerve (FN). The tumor grew slowly for the first 9 years but in the subsequent 2 years grew rapidly, with the patient developing a FN paralysis. Using the previous approach, a second surgery was done and the tumor was excised, leaving behind a sheath of tumor on the facial and lower cranial nerves. This case demonstrates that CVSs show unpredictable growth patterns and need to be followed up for a longer period of time...
July 19, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720500/essential-slow-degrees-of-freedom-in-protein-surface-simulations-a-metadynamics-investigation
#3
Arushi Prakash, K G Sprenger, Jim Pfaendtner
Many proteins exhibit strong binding affinities to surfaces, with binding energies much greater than thermal fluctuations. When modelling these protein-surface systems with classical molecular dynamics (MD) simulations, the large forces that exist at the protein/surface interface generally confine the system to a single minimum. Exploring the full conformational space of the protein, especially finding other stable structures, becomes prohibitively expensive. Coupling MD simulations with metadynamics (enhanced sampling) has fast become a common method for sampling the adsorption of such proteins...
July 15, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720136/bilateral-multiple-pulmonary-artery-aneurysms-associated-with-cavitary-pulmonary-tuberculosis-a-case-report
#4
Pedro Pallangyo, Frederick Lyimo, Smita Bhalia, Hilda Makungu, Bashir Nyangasa, Flora Lwakatare, Pal Suranyi, Mohamed Janabi
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary artery aneurysms constitute <1% of aneurysms occurring in the thoracic cavity. Congenital cardiac defects are responsible for the majority (>50%) of cases, however, pulmonary artery aneurysm is a rare sequelae of pulmonary tuberculosis reported in about 5% of patients with chronic cavitary tuberculosis on autopsy. The natural history of this potentially fatal condition remains poorly understood and guidelines for optimal management are controversial. CASE PRESENTATION: A 24-year-old man, a nursing student of African descent, was referred to us from an up-country regional hospital with a 4-week history of recurrent episodes of breathlessness, awareness of heartbeats and coughing blood 3 weeks after completing a 6-month course of anti-tuberculosis drugs...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719594/prophylactic-therapy-of-cyclic-vomiting-syndrome-in-children-comparison-of-amitriptyline-and-cyproheptadine-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#5
Negin Badihian, Hossein Saneian, Shervin Badihian, Omid Yaghini
OBJECTIVES: Cyclic vomiting syndrome (CVS) is a common functional gastrointestinal disorder characterized by recurrent episodes of nausea and vomiting. There is no definite treatment for the condition, although some medications are recommended. We aimed to compare the efficacy of amitriptyline and cyproheptadine in prophylactic therapy of CVS. METHODS: This is a single-blinded randomized clinical trial conducted during 2015-2016 in Isfahan, Iran. Sixty-four children who were 3-15 years old, with a diagnosis of CVS (based on Rome III criteria), were included in the study and were randomly divided into two groups of amitriptyline and cyproheptadine...
July 18, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719149/cadmium-induced-toxicity-is-rescued-by-curcumin-a-review
#6
REVIEW
Mohammad Mohajeri, Mehdi Rezaee, Amirhossein Sahebkar
Cadmium (Cd) is one of the most common environmental and occupational heavy metals with extended distribution. Exposure to Cd may be associated with several deleterious consequences on the liver, bones, kidneys, lungs, testes, brain, immunological, and cardiovascular systems. Overproduction of reactive oxygen species (ROS) as the main mechanism behind its toxicity causes oxidative stress and subsequent damages to lipids, proteins, and DNA. Therefore, antioxidants along with chelating agents have shown promising outcomes against Cd-induced toxicity...
July 18, 2017: BioFactors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716564/endothelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-in-the-cardiovascular-system
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REVIEW
Hui Gong, Xing Lu, Qiong Wang, Min Hu, Xiangyu Zhang
Endothelial to mesenchymal transition (EndMT) is a special type of epithelial to mesenchymal transition. It is a process that is characterized by the loss of features of endothelial cells and acquisition of specific markers of mesenchymal cells. A variety of stimuli, such as inflammation, growth factors, and hypoxia, regulate EndMT through various signaling pathways and intracellular transcription factors. It has been demonstrated that epigenetic modifications are also involved in this process. Recent studies have identified the essential role of EndMT in the cardiovascular system...
July 14, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716008/does-infection-with-human-immunodeficiency-virus-have-any-impact-on-the-cardiovascular-outcomes-following-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#8
Pravesh Kumar Bundhun, Manish Pursun, Wei-Qiang Huang
BACKGROUND: A direct link between human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients and the risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) has been shown in recent scientific research. However, this issue is controversial since other previous reports showed no apparent impact of HIV or its anti-retroviral drugs on the cardiovascular system. We aimed to systematically compare the postinterventional adverse cardiovascular outcomes which were observed in patients with and without HIV infection during a mean follow up period ranging from 1 year to 3 years...
July 17, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715936/selection-of-gait-parameters-for-differential-diagnostics-of-patients-with-de-novo-parkinson-s-disease
#9
Milica Djurić-Jovičić, Minja Belić, Iva Stanković, Saša Radovanović, Vladimir S Kostić
BACKGROUND: Gait disturbances are an integral part of clinical manifestations of Parkinson's disease (PD), even in the initial stages of the disease. Our goal was to identify the set of spatio-temporal gait parameters that bear the highest relevance for characterizing de novo PD patients. METHODS: Forty patients with de novo PD and forty healthy controls were recorded while walking over an electronic walkway in three different conditions: (1) base walking, (2) walking with an additional motor task, (3) walking with an additional mental task...
July 17, 2017: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715494/development-and-validation-of-novel-biomarker-assays-for-osteoarthritis
#10
Khadija Ourradi, Yunhe Xu, Dominique de Seny, John Kirwan, Ashley Blom, Mohammed Sharif
BACKGROUND: Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common chronic joint disease usually diagnosed at relatively advanced stages when there is irreparable damage to the joint(s). Recently, we have identified two novel biomarkers C3f and V65 which appear to be OA-specific and therefore potential markers of early disease. We report the development of immunoassays for quantitative measure of these two novel biomarkers. METHOD: Monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies were generated by immunising mouse and rabbits respectively with peptide-carrier conjugates of C3f and V65...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715295/prevalence-of-home-parenteral-and-enteral-nutrition-in-the-united-states
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Manpreet S Mundi, Adele Pattinson, Megan T McMahon, Jacob Davidson, Ryan T Hurt
BACKGROUND: Malnutrition is highly prevalent and associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Studies continue to reveal significant clinical benefits with nutrition support, including improved wound healing, reduction in complications and length of stay, and mortality. Due to these benefits, the prevalence of home parenteral and enteral nutrition (HPEN) continues to increase worldwide. In the United States, given our healthcare insurance landscape, it has been very difficult to ascertain the true prevalence of HPEN...
July 1, 2017: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713881/drug-delivery-and-nanoformulations-for-the-cardiovascular-system
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W J Geldenhuys, M T Khayat, J Yun, M A Nayeem
Therapeutic delivery to the cardiovascular system may play an important role in the successful treatment of a variety of disease state, including atherosclerosis, ischemic-reperfusion injury and other types of microvascular diseases including hypertension. In this review we evaluate the different options available for the development of suitable delivery systems that include the delivery of small organic compounds [adenosin A2A receptor agonist (CGS 21680), CYP-epoxygenases inhibitor (N-(methylsulfonyl)-2-(2-propynyloxy)-benzenehexanamide, trans-4-[4-(3-adamantan-1-ylureido)cyclohexyloxy] benzoic acid), soluble epoxide hydrolase inhibitor (N-methylsulfonyl-12,12-dibromododec-11-enamide), PPARγ agonist (rosiglitazone) and PPARγ antagonist (T0070907)], nanoparticles, peptides, and siRNA to the cardiovascular system...
February 2017: Res Rev Drug Deliv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711886/contribution-of-mortality-from-cardiovascular-disease-to-overall-mortality
#13
Grigory A Oksak, Irina A Golovanova
INTRODUCTION: The most significant chronic non-infectious diseases (CVD) are cardiovascular diseases (CVD), oncological, chronic respiratory diseases, diabetes, which together account for 59% of 57 million deaths each year in the world and constitute 46% of the global burden of the disease. AIM: To study the contribution of cardiovascular diseases to the overall mortality of the population of the Poltava region. MATERIALS AND METHODS: For the study, the mortality data of the population of Ukraine and the Poltava region for 2005-2015 were used...
2017: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711533/cvs-dependent-and-cvs-independent-cerebral-infarctions-predict-outcome-after-non-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-a-single-center-series-with-250-patients
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Juergen Konczalla, Sepide Kashefiolasl, Nina Brawanski, Markus Bruder, Florian Gessler, Christian Senft, Joachim Berkefeld, Volker Seifert, Stephanie Tritt
OBJECTIVE: The number of patients with non-aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (naSAH) has increased over the last decade. Data regarding infarctions in naSAH are still limited. Aim of the study was to identify the rate of cerebral vasospasm (CVS)-dependent and CVS-independent infarctions and their influence on clinical outcomes. METHODS: Between 1999 and 2015, 250 patients suffering from naSAH were analyzed retrospectively. A delayed infarction was analyzed whether it was associated with CVS (CVS-dependent infarction) or not (CVS-independent)...
July 12, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711009/comprehensive-gene-and-microrna-expression-profiling-on-cardiovascular-system-in-zebrafish-co-exposured-of-sinps-and-mehg
#15
Hejing Hu, Yanfeng Shi, Yannan Zhang, Jing Wu, Collins Otieno Asweto, Lin Feng, Xiaozhe Yang, Junchao Duan, Zhiwei Sun
Air pollution has been shown to increase cardiovascular diseases. However, little attention has been paid to the combined effects of PM and air pollutants on the cardiovascular system. To explore this, a high-throughput sequencing technology was used to determine combined effects of silica nanoparticles (SiNPs) and MeHg in zebrafish. Our study demonstrated that SiNPs and MeHg co-exposure could cause significant changes in mRNA and miRNA expression patterns in zebrafish. The differentially expressed (DE) genes in profiles 17 and 26 of STC analysis suggest that SiNPs and MeHg co-exposure had more proinflammatory and cardiovascular toxicity in zebrafish than single exposure...
July 12, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710775/cyclooxygenase-inhibition-pain-inflammation-and-the-cardiovascular-system
#16
Tilo Grosser, Katherine N Theken, Garret A FitzGerald
Inhibitors of the cyclooxygenases (COXs), the non-steroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), relieve inflammatory pain, but are associated with gastrointestinal and cardiovascular complications. Given the widespread use of NSAIDs there has been a longstanding interest in optimizing their risk-benefit ratio for example by reducing the gastrointestinal risk. More recently, the focus has shifted toward the cardiovascular complications of NSAIDs and very large prospective studies have been performed to compare cardiovascular risk across distinct NSAIDs...
July 14, 2017: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710615/aldosterone-antagonist-therapy-and-its-relationship-with-inflammation-fibrosis-thrombosis-mineral-bone-disorder-and-cardiovascular-complications-in-peritoneal-dialysis-pd-patients
#17
Rafał Donderski, Paweł Stróżecki, Beata Sulikowska, Magdalena Grajewska, Ilona Miśkowiec, Anna Stefańska, Joanna Siódmiak, Grażyna Odrowąż-Sypniewska, Jacek Manitius
BACKGROUND: High aldosterone level may contribute to pathogenesis of hypertension, vessels damage and cardiovascular system deterioration in chronic kidney disease patients. Besides its classical action via mineralocorticoid receptor, aldosterone is also involved in cell growth, inflammation, oxidative stress, endothelial dysfunction and exerts fibroproliferative effects. The aim of the study was to assess whether aldosterone antagonist treatment may influence serum level of inflammatory, fibrosis, thrombosis and mineral-bone metabolism markers in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients and blood pressure, aortic stiffness, echocardiographic indices after 12 months of treatment...
July 14, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710553/metabolism-and-distribution-of-pharmacological-homoarginine-in-plasma-and-main-organs-of-the-anesthetized-rat
#18
Duygu Naile Günes, Arslan Arinc Kayacelebi, Erik Hanff, Joel Lundgren, Björn Redfors, Dimitrios Tsikas
L-Homoarginine (hArg) and guanidinoacetate (GAA) are produced from L-arginine (Arg) by the catalytic action of arginine:glycine amidinotransferase. Guanidinoacetate methyltransferase methylates GAA on its non-guanidine N atom to produce creatine. Arg and hArg are converted by nitric oxide synthase (NOS) to nitric oxide (NO). NO is oxidized to nitrite and nitrate which circulate in the blood and are excreted in the urine. Asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA), an NOS inhibitor, is widely accepted to be exclusively produced after asymmetric N (G)-methylation of Arg residues in proteins and their regular proteolysis...
July 14, 2017: Amino Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709719/metformin-effects-on-the-heart-and-the-cardiovascular-system-a%C3%A2-review-of-experimental-and-clinical-data
#19
REVIEW
L Nesti, A Natali
BACKGROUND: Metformin, the eldest and most widely used glucose lowering drug, is likely to be effective also on cardiac and vascular disease prevention. Nonetheless, uncertainty still exists with regard to its effects on the cardiovascular system as a whole and specifically on the myocardium, both at the organ and cellular levels. METHODS: We reviewed the available data on the cardiac and vascular effects of metformin, encompassing both in vitro, either tissue or isolated organ, and in vivo studies in experimental animals and humans, as well as the evidence generated by major clinical trials...
May 10, 2017: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707593/effects-of-some-indigenous-plants-of-north-karnataka-india-on-cardiovascular-and-glucose-regulatory-systems-in-diabetic-rats
#20
Kusal K Das, Kailash S Chadchan, R Chandramouli Reddy, M S Biradar, Pallavi S Kanthe, Bheemshetty S Pati, Jeevan G Ambekar, Ishwar B Bagoji, Swastika Das
BACKGROUND: The medicinal plants of north Karnataka, India are always researchers delight as many of these plants are rarely found in elsewhere other than this part of India. Kenaf leaves (Hibiscus cannabinus Linn, Pundi), Chick pea leaves (Cicer arietinum Linn, Chana) and Prickly lettuce leaves (Lactuca scariola Linn, Hattaraki.) are a few of these indigenous plants which are routinely consumed by the people as diet in this part of India. Various studies were done on these plants to find out some potential anti diabetic efficacies but reports are still not encouraging...
July 12, 2017: Cardiovascular & Hematological Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
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