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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603637/t-type-voltage-gated-ca-2-channels-do-not-contribute-to-the-negative-feedback-regulation-of-myogenic-tone-in-murine-superior-epigastric-arteries
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Brendan Mullan, Jessica Pettis, William F Jackson
T-type voltage-gated Ca(2+) channels (CaV3.2 VGCC) have been hypothesized to control spontaneous transient outward currents (STOCs) through large-conductance Ca(2+)-activated K(+) channels (BKCa), and contribute to the negative-feedback regulation of myogenic tone. We tested this hypothesis in superior epigastric arteries (SEAs) isolated from male C57BL/6 mice. SEAs were isolated and enzymatically dissociated to obtain single smooth muscle cells (SMCs) for whole-cell recording of paxilline-sensitive (PAX, 1 μmol/L) STOCs at -30 mV, or cannulated and studied by pressure myography (80 cm H2O, 37°C)...
June 2017: Pharmacology Research & Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596957/heterogeneous-vascular-bed-responses-to-pulmonary-titanium-dioxide-nanoparticle-exposure
#2
Alaeddin B Abukabda, Phoebe A Stapleton, Carroll R McBride, Jinghai Yi, Timothy R Nurkiewicz
A growing body of research links engineered nanomaterial (ENM) exposure to adverse cardiovascular endpoints. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of ENM exposure on vascular reactivity in discrete segments so that we may determine the most sensitive levels of the vasculature where these negative cardiovascular effects are manifest. We hypothesized that acute nano-TiO2 exposure differentially affects reactivity with a more robust impairment in the microcirculation. Sprague-Dawley rats (8-10 weeks) were exposed to nano-TiO2via intratracheal instillation (20, 100, or 200 µg suspended per 250 µL of vehicle) 24 h prior to vascular assessments...
2017: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596832/mechanical-and-vasomotor-properties-of-piglet-isolated-middle-cerebral-artery
#3
Vibeke R Eriksen, Bahareh Abdolalizadeh, Simon Trautner, Gorm Greisen, Majid Sheykhzade
Piglets are often used as experimental models for studying cerebrovascular responses in newborn infants. However, the mechanical characteristics of piglets' middle cerebral arteries (MCA) are not well characterized. Additionally, the vessels' response to dopamine, the most commonly used vasopressor in newborns, is not characterized in piglets' MCA. Finally, the influence of preterm birth on the dopamine response is not known. The aim of this current was to compare by wire myography the active and passive mechanical characteristics and dopamine concentration-response relations of MCAs isolated from preterm and term newborn piglets...
February 2017: Pharmacology Research & Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582263/counting-grasping-action-using-force-myography-an-exploratory-study-with-healthy-individuals
#4
Zhen Gang Xiao, Carlo Menon
BACKGROUND: Functional arm movements generally require grasping an object. The possibility of detecting and counting the action of grasping is believed to be of importance for individual with motor function deficits of the arm, as it could be an indication of the number of the functional arm movements performed by the individuals during rehabilitation. In this exploratory work, the feasibility of using armbands recording radial displacements of forearm muscles and tendons (ie, force myography, FMG) to estimate hand grasping with healthy individuals was investigated...
May 16, 2017: JMIR Rehabil Assist Technol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574361/electrical-impedance-myography-for-evaluating-paretic-muscle-changes-after-stroke
#5
Xiaoyan Li, Le Li, Henry Shin, Sheng Li, Ping Zhou
Electrical impedance myography (EIM) was used to assess the paretic muscle intrinsic electrical properties post stroke. Twenty-seven stroke survivors with chronic hemiparesis participated in the study. Muscle impedance was measured by applying high-frequency, low-intensity alternating current to subjects' biceps brachii muscles. Major EIM parameters including resistance (R), reactance (X), phase angle (θ), and electrical anisotropy ratios (AR) of the three parameters were examined at 50 kHz. Statistical analysis demonstrated significant reduction of reactance, phase angle, AR of resistance and AR of reactance in the paretic muscle compared with the contralateral side (Paretic X: 6...
May 26, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560541/differential-inhibitory-response-to-telcagepant-on-%C3%AE-cgrp-induced-vasorelaxation-and-intracellular-ca-2-levels-in-the-perfused-and-non-perfused-isolated-rat-middle-cerebral-artery
#6
André Erdling, Majid Sheykhzade, Lars Edvinsson
BACKGROUND: Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) is one of the most potent endogenous vasodilators identified to date. The present study elucidates the differential interaction of CGRP, its receptor and the effect of the CGRP-receptor antagonist telcagepant on intracellular Ca(2+) -levels and tension in rat middle cerebral arteries (MCA) by pressurized arteriography, FURA-2/wire myography and immunohistochemistry. METHODS: A pressurized arteriograph system was used to evaluate changes in MCA tension when subjected to CGRP and/or telcagepant...
December 2017: Journal of Headache and Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550176/mechanical-behavior-and-matrisome-gene-expression-in-aneurysm-prone-thoracic-aorta-of-newborn-lysyl-oxidase-knockout-mice
#7
Marius Catalin Staiculescu, Jungsil Kim, Robert P Mecham, Jessica Wagenseil
Mutations in lysyl oxidase (LOX) are associated with thoracic aortic aneurysm and dissection (TAAD). Mice that do not express Lox (Lox(-/-)) die soon after birth and have 60% and 40% reductions in elastin- and collagen-specific crosslinks, respectively. LOX inactivation could also change the expression of secreted factors, structural matrix, and matrix-associated proteins that constitute the aortic matrisome. We hypothesize that the absence of Lox will change the mechanical behavior of the aortic wall due to reduced elastin and collagen crosslinking and alter the expression levels of matrisome and smooth muscle cell (SMC) genes in a vascular location-specific manner...
May 26, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513236/enhanced-gap-junctional-channel-activity-between-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells-in-cerebral-artery-of-spontaneously-hypertensive-rats
#8
Li-Jie Wang, Ke-Tao Ma, Wen-Yan Shi, Ying-Zi Wang, Lei Zhao, Xin-Yan Chen, Xin-Zhi Li, Xue-Wei Jiang, Zhong-Shuang Zhang, Li Li, Jun-Qiang Si
The aim of the present study is to investigate the effects of hypertension on the gap junctions between vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) in the cerebral arteries (CAs) of spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs). The functions of gap junctions in the CAs of VSMCs in SHRs and control normotensive Wistar-Kyoto (WKY) rats were studied using whole-cell patch clamp recordings and pressure myography, and the expression levels of connexins were analyzed using reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction and Western blot analyses...
2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511661/a-preliminary-investigation-on-the-utility-of-temporal-features-of-force-myography-in-the-two-class-problem-of-grasp-vs-no-grasp-in-the-presence-of-upper-extremity-movements
#9
Gautam P Sadarangani, Carlo Menon
BACKGROUND: In upper-extremity stroke rehabilitation applications, the potential use of Force Myography (FMG) for detecting grasping is especially relevant, as the presence of grasping may be indicative of functional activity, which is a key goal of rehabilitation. To date, most FMG research has focused on the classification of the raw FMG signal (i.e. instantaneous FMG samples) in order to determine the state of the hand. However, given the temporal nature of force generation during grasping, the use of temporal feature extraction techniques may yield increased accuracy...
May 16, 2017: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490016/backup-mechanisms-maintain-pacap-vip-induced-arterial-relaxations-in-pituitary-adenylate-cyclase-activating-polypeptide-deficient-mice
#10
Ivan Ivic, Balazs D Fulop, Tamas Juhasz, Dora Reglodi, Gabor Toth, Hitoshi Hashimoto, Andrea Tamas, Akos Koller
BACKGROUND: Pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP) is a multifunctional neuropeptide in the VIP/secretin/glucagon peptide superfamily. Two active forms, PACAP1-38 and PACAP1-27, act through G protein-coupled receptors, the PAC1 and VPAC1/2 receptors. Effects of PACAP include potent vasomotor activity. Vasomotor activity and organ-specific vasomotor effects of PACAP-deficient mice have not yet been investigated; thus, the assessment of its physiological importance in vasomotor functions is still missing...
2017: Journal of Vascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432059/increased-amplitude-of-inward-rectifier-k-currents-with-advanced-age-in-smooth-muscle-cells-of-murine-superior-epigastric-arteries
#11
Sebastien Hayoz, Jessica Pettis, Vanessa Bradley, Steven S Segal, William F Jackson
Inward rectifier K(+) channels (KIR) may contribute to skeletal muscle blood flow regulation and adapt to advanced age. Using mouse abdominal wall superior epigastric arteries (SEAs) from either young (3-6 months) or old (24-26 months) male C57BL/6 mice, we investigated whether SEA smooth muscle cells (SMCs) express functional KIR, and how aging may affect KIR function. Freshly dissected SEAs were either enzymatically dissociated to isolate SMCs for electrophysiological recording (perforated patch) and mRNA expression, or used intact for pressure myography...
April 21, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432057/imaging-and-modeling-of-acute-pressure-induced-changes-of-collagen-and-elastin-microarchitectures-in-pig-and-human-resistance-arteries
#12
Maria Bloksgaard, Thomas M Leurgans, Bart Spronck, Maarten Hg Heusinkveld, Bjarne Thorsted, Kristoffer Rosenstand, Inger Nissen, Ulla Melchior Hansen, Jonathan R Brewer, Luis A Bagatolli, Lars M Rasmussen, Akhmadjon Irmukhamedov, Koen D Reesink, Jo G R De Mey
The impact of disease related changes in the extracellular matrix (ECM) on the mechanical properties of human resistance arteries largely remains to be established. Resistance arteries from both pig and human parietal pericardium (PRA) display a different ECM microarchitecture compared to frequently used rodent mesenteric arteries. We hypothesized that the biaxial mechanics of PRA mirror pressure induced changes in the ECM microarchitecture. This was tested using isolated pig PRA as model system, integrating vital imaging, pressure myography and mathematical modeling...
April 21, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400366/abnormal-remodeling-of-subcutaneous-small-arteries-is-associated-with-early-diastolic-impairment-in-metabolic-syndrome
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Kaivan Khavandi, Reza Aghamohammadzadeh, Matthew Luckie, Jack Brownrigg, Uazman Alam, Rajdeep Khattar, Rayaz A Malik, Anthony M Heagerty, Adam S Greenstein
BACKGROUND: Small artery pathophysiology is frequently invoked as a cause of obesity-related diastolic heart failure. However, evidence to support this hypothesis is scant, particularly in humans. METHODS AND RESULTS: To address this, we studied human small artery structure and function in obesity and looked for correlations between vascular parameters and diastolic function. Seventeen obese patients with metabolic syndrome and 5 control participants underwent echocardiography and subcutaneous gluteal fat biopsy...
April 11, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396195/treatment-with-salvianolic-acid-b-restores-endothelial-function-in-angiotensin-ii-induced-hypertensive-mice
#14
Wei Chih Ling, Jian Liu, Chi Wai Lau, Dharmani Devi Murugan, Mohd Rais Mustafa, Yu Huang
Salvianolic acid B (Sal B) is one of the most abundant phenolic acids derived from the root of Danshen with potent anti-oxidative properties. The present study examined the vasoprotective effect of Sal B in hypertensive mice induced by angiotensin II (Ang II). Sal B (25mg/kg/day) was administered via oral gavage for 11days to Ang II (1.2mg/kg/day)-infused C57BL/6J mice (8-10weeks old). The vascular reactivity (both endothelium-dependent relaxations and contractions) in mouse arteries was examined by wire myography...
July 15, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392466/endothelium-independent-vasodilator-effect-of-2-nitro-1-phenyl-1-propanol-on-mesenteric-resistance-vessels-in-rats
#15
Teresinha S Brito, Francisco J Batista-Lima, Rodrigo J B de Siqueira, François Cosker, Saad Lahlou, Pedro J C Magalhães
2-Nitro-1-phenyl-1-propanol (NPP) is a nitro alcohol with vasodilator activity in the rat aorta. The present study investigated the vasodilator properties of NPP in small vessels of the mesenteric bed, which, contrary to the aorta, contains resistance vessels. Using myography, isometric contractions were recorded in rings of second- and third-order branches from the rat mesenteric artery. NPP relaxed mesenteric ring preparations that were contracted with phenylephrine, U-46619, and KCl (40mM), resulting in significantly different EC50 values (0...
April 7, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377719/serelaxin-treatment-reduces-oxidative-stress-and-increases-aldehyde-dehydrogenase-2-to-attenuate-nitrate-tolerance
#16
Chen Huei Leo, Dhanushke T Fernando, Lillie Tran, Hooi Hooi Ng, Sarah A Marshall, Laura J Parry
Background: Glyceryl trinitrate (GTN) is a commonly prescribed treatment for acute heart failure patients. However, prolonged GTN treatment induces tolerance, largely due to increased oxidative stress and reduced aldehyde dehydrogenase-2 (ALDH-2) expression. Serelaxin has several vasoprotective properties, which include reducing oxidative stress and augmenting endothelial function. We therefore tested the hypothesis in rodents that serelaxin treatment could attenuate low-dose GTN-induced tolerance. Methods and Results: Co-incubation of mouse aortic rings ex vivo with GTN (10 μM) and serelaxin (10 nM) for 1 h, restored GTN responses, suggesting that serelaxin prevented the development of GTN tolerance...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371926/sensory-innervation-of-perivascular-adipose-tissue-a-crucial-role-in-artery-vasodilatation-and-leptin-release
#17
Hamidah Abu Bakar, William Robert Dunn, Craig Daly, Vera Ralevic
Aims: Electrical field stimulation (EFS) elicits robust sensory neurogenic relaxation responses in the rat isolated mesenteric arterial bed but these responses are absent or difficult to demonstrate in isolated arteries. We believe that this mismatch is due to the absence of perivascular adipose tissue (PVAT) as it is conventionally removed in studies on isolated vessels. We aimed to determine whether sensory nerves are expressed in PVAT, their physiological roles and their possible interactions with PVAT-derived adipokines...
March 23, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370794/short-term-48-hours-intravenous-serelaxin-infusion-has-no-effect-on-myogenic-tone-or-vascular-remodeling-in-rat-mesenteric-arteries
#18
Maria Jelinic, Chen Huei Leo, Sarah A Marshall, Sevvandi N Senadheera, Laura J Parry, Marianne Tare
BACKGROUND: Short-term intravenous serelaxin (recombinant human relaxin-2) infusion enhances endothelium-dependent relaxation in mesenteric arteries. This is initially underpinned by increased nitric oxide (NO) followed by a transition to prostacyclin. The effects of short-term intravenous serelaxin treatment on pressure-induced myogenic tone and vascular remodeling in these arteries are unknown. Therefore, we investigated the effects of serelaxin infusion on pressure-induced myogenic tone and passive mechanical wall properties in mesenteric arteries...
March 31, 2017: Microcirculation: the Official Journal of the Microcirculatory Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365690/changes-in-ip3-receptor-expression-and-function-in-aortic-smooth-muscle-of-atherosclerotic-mice
#19
Marie-Ann Ewart, Azizah Ugusman, Anisha Vishwanath, Tarek A M Almabrouk, Husam Alganga, Omar J Katwan, Pavlina Hubanova, Susan Currie, Simon Kennedy
Peroxynitrite is an endothelium-independent vasodilator that induces relaxation via membrane hyperpolarization. The activation of IP3 receptors triggers the opening of potassium channels and hyperpolarization. Previously we found that relaxation to peroxynitrite was maintained during the development of atherosclerosis due to changes in the expression of calcium-regulatory proteins. In this study we investigated: (1) the mechanism of peroxynitrite-induced relaxation in the mouse aorta, (2) the effect of atherosclerosis on relaxation to peroxynitrite and other vasodilators, and (3) the effect of atherosclerosis on the expression and function of the IP3 receptor...
2017: Journal of Vascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362714/iloprost-prostaglandin-e1-and-papaverine-relax-human-mesenteric-arteries-with-similar-potency
#20
Christoph Mahlke, Jens-Peter Kühn, Birger Mensel, André Schreiber, Annett Juretzko, Antje Steinbach, Olaf Grisk
OBJECTIVE: Non-occlusive mesenteric ischemia (NOMI) is accompanied by mesenteric artery spasms that are at least in part due to endothelin system activation. Acute treatment includes intra-arterial infusion of vasodilators such as iloprost, prostaglandin E1 (PGE1) and papaverine. Their effectiveness is not well characterized in human mesenteric arteries. We directly compared their potency to relax isolated human mesenteric arteries. To explore the potential of Rock inhibition to treat mesenteric artery spasms, we tested if endothelin-1 (ET-1)-induced mesenteric artery constrictions depend rho kinase (Rock)...
March 30, 2017: Shock
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