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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306487/effects-of-various-factors-on-doppler-ultrasonographic-measurements-of-radial-and-coccygeal-arterial-blood-pressure-in-privately-owned-conscious-cats
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Jacqueline C Whittemore, Michael R Nystrom, Dianne I Mawby
OBJECTIVE To assess the effects of age, body condition score (BCS), and muscle condition score (MCS) on radial and coccygeal systolic arterial blood pressure (SAP) in cats. DESIGN Prospective randomized trial. ANIMALS 66 privately owned cats enrolled between May and December 2010. PROCEDURES BCS and MCS of cats were assessed by 2 investigators; SAP was measured via Doppler ultrasonic flow detector, with cats positioned in right lateral or sternal recumbency for measurements at the radial or coccygeal artery, respectively, with order of site randomized...
April 1, 2017: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302707/neuropeptide-y3-36-incorporated-into-pvax-nanoparticle-improves-functional-blood-flow-in-a-murine-model-of-hind-limb-ischemia
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Derek Eshun, Rabya Saraf, Soochan Bae, Jelliffe Jeganathan, Feroze Mahmood, Serkan Dilmen, Qingen Ke, Dongwon Lee, Peter M Kang, Robina Matyal
We generated a novel nanoparticle called PVAX, which has intrinsic anti-apoptotic and anti-inflammatory properties. This nanoparticle was loaded with Neuropeptide Y3-36, an angiogenic neuro-hormone that plays a central role in angiogenesis. Subsequently, we investigated whether PVAX-NPY3-36 could act as a therapeutic agent and induce angiogenesis and vascular remodeling in a murine model of hind limb ischemia. Adult C57BL/J6 mice (n=40) were assigned to treatment groups: Control, Ischemia PBS, Ischemia PVAX, Ischemia NPY3-36, and Ischemia PVAX-NPY3-36 Ischemia was induced by ligation of the femoral artery in all groups except Control and given relevant treatments (PBS, PVAX, NPY3-36, and PVAX-NPY3-36)...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295256/visualization-of-stimulus-specific-heterogeneous-activation-of-individual-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells-in-aortic-tissues
#3
Satoshi Komatsu, Toshio Kitazawa, Mitsuo Ikebe
Intercellular communication among autonomic nerves, endothelial cells (ECs) and vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) plays a central role in an uninterrupted regulation of blood flow through vascular contractile machinery. Impairment of this communication is linked to development of vascular diseases such as hypertension, cerebral/coronary vasospasms, aortic aneurism, and erectile dysfunction. Although the basic concept of the communication as a whole has been studied, the spatiotemporal correlation of ECs/VSMCs in tissues at the cellular level is unknown...
March 11, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292884/vascular-conductance-and-muscle-blood-flow-during-exercise-are-altered-by-inspired-oxygen-fraction-and-arterial-perfusion-pressure
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Rodrigo Villar, Richard L Hughson
We tested the hypothesis during the combined challenges of altered inspired O2 fraction (FIO2) and posture changes at lower power output regardless of body position that the vascular conductance (VC) recruitment to the exercising muscle would not limit muscle perfusion and estimated O2 delivery (DO2est ). However, in head-down tilt at the higher power output exercise in hypoxia, the recruitment of VC would have a functional limitation which would restrict muscle blood flow (MBF) leading to a limitation in DO2est with consequent increases in metabolic stress...
March 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292763/oxygen-delivery-and-the-restoration-of-the-muscle-energetic-balance-following-exercise-implications-for-delayed-muscle-recovery-in-patients-with-copd
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Gwenael Layec, Corey R Hart, Joel D Trinity, Oh-Sung Kwon, Matthew J Rossman, Ryan M Broxterman, Yann Le Fur, Eun-Kee Jeong, Russell S Richardson
Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) experience a delayed recovery from skeletal muscle fatigue following exhaustive exercise that likely contributes to their progressive loss of mobility. As this phenomenon is not well understood, this study sought to examine post-exercise peripheral oxygen (O2) transport and muscle metabolism dynamics in patients with COPD, two important determinants of muscle recovery. Twenty four subjects, 12 non-hypoxemic patients with COPD and 12 healthy subjects with a sedentary lifestyle, performed dynamic plantar flexion exercise at 40% of maximal work rate (WRmax) with phosphorus magnetic resonance spectroscopy ((31)P-MRS), near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS), and vascular Doppler ultrasound assessments...
March 14, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290869/-the-importance-of-perfusion-assessment-for-determination-of-functional-sufficiency-of-myocardium
#6
V E Milyukov, T S Zharikova
Myocardial vascular bed is represented by a network of arterial and venous vessels as well as microcirculatory vessels including arterioles, precapillaries, capillaries, postcapillaries, venules, and arteriolo-venular anastomoses. Myocardial capillaries are an exchange link providing perfusion of the myocardium with nutrients therefore sufficiency of the capillary circulation ensures the adequacy of metabolic processes in the cells of the heart muscle. There is no consensus among physicians of various specialties on the methodology of assessing coronary blood flow and blood supply to the myocardial tissue...
September 2016: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285932/calf-raise-exercise-increases-walking-performance-in-patients-with-intermittent-claudication
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Michel Van Schaardenburgh, Martin Wohlwend, Øivind Rognmo, Erney Mattsson
BACKGROUND: Symptoms of intermittent claudication (IC) are improved by exercise. The improvement might be secondary to increased blood perfusion or increased muscle mitochondrial capacity. Ischemia followed by reperfusion, also named preconditioning, is known to stimulate the mitochondria. We focused on a calf raise exercise inducing preconditioning in the calf muscle of patients with IC. We hypothesized that 8 weeks of this exercise would increase walking performance and mitochondrial capacity without a change in blood flow...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283496/physical-activity-guided-by-pulse-pressure-in-patients-with-continuous-flow-left-ventricular-assist-devices-a-pilot-study
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Sven Haufe, Christoph Bara, Julian Eigendorf, Kristine Chobanyan-Jürgens, Sebastian V Rojas, Jan D Schmitto, Uwe Tegtbur, Jens Jordan, Jens Tank
Continuous flow left ventricular assist devices (cfLVADs) are increasingly used as bridge to cardiac transplantation or destination therapy in patients with end-stage heart failure.(1) Patients implanted with cfLVADs exhibit marked arterial pulse pressure (PP) reductions which could adversely affect cardiovascular health. Indeed, a pulsatile blood pressure provides stimuli for vascular smooth muscle cell growth and arterial baroreceptor functions.(2, 3) LVAD designs attempting to simulate PP have been developed recently with the hope to improve clinical outcomes...
March 10, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283218/long-term-performance-evaluation-of-small-diameter-vascular-grafts-based-on-polyvinyl-alcohol-hydrogel-and-dextran-and-mscs-based-therapies-using-the-ovine-pre-clinical-animal-model
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Nuno Alexandre, Irina Amorim, Ana Rita Caseiro, Tiago Pereira, Rui Alvites, Alexandra Rêma, Ana Gonçalves, Guilherme Valadares, Elísio Costa, Alice Santos-Silva, Miguel Rodrigues, Maria Ascensão Lopes, André Almeida, José Domingos Santos, Ana Colette Maurício, Ana Lúcia Luís
The functional and structural performance of a 5cm synthetic small diameter vascular graft (SDVG) produced by the copolymerization of polyvinyl alcohol hydrogel with low molecular weight dextran (PVA/Dx graft) associated to mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs)-based therapies and anticoagulant treatment with heparin, clopidogrel and warfarin was tested using the ovine model during the healing period of 24 weeks. The results were compared to the ones obtained with standard expanded polyetetrafluoroethylene grafts (ePTFE graft)...
March 7, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282621/uranium-238-u-induced-ros-and-cell-cycle-perturbations-antioxidant-responses-and-erythrocyte-nuclear-abnormalities-in-the-freshwater-iridescent-shark-fish-pangasius-sutchi
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Sathesh Kumar Annamalai, Kantha Deivi Arunachalam
The strategic plan of this study is to analyze any possible radiological impact on aquatic organisms from forthcoming uranium mining facilities around the Nagarjuna Sagar Dam in the future. The predominantly consumed and dominant fish species Pangasius sutchi, which is available year-round at Nagarjuna Sagar Dam, was selected for the study. To comprehend the outcome and to understand the mode of action of (238)U, the fish species Pangasius sutchi was exposed to ¼ and ½ of the LC50 doses of waterborne (238)U in a static system in duplicate for 21 days...
March 2, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280468/rok-and-arteriolar-myogenic-tone-generation-molecular-evidence-in-health-and-disease
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REVIEW
Ahmed F El-Yazbi, Khaled S Abd-Elrahman
The myogenic response is an inherent property of resistance arteries that warrants a relatively constant blood flow in response to changes in perfusion pressure and protect delicate organs from vascular insufficiencies and excessive blood flow. This fundamental phenomenon has been extensively studied aiming to elucidate the underlying mechanisms triggering smooth muscle contraction in response to intraluminal pressure elevation, particularly, Rho-associated kinase (ROK)-mediated Ca(2+)-independent mechanisms...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275068/ccr7-ccl19-ccl21-axis-is-essential-for-effective-arteriogenesis-in-a-murine-model-of-hindlimb-ischemia
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A Yaël Nossent, Antonius J N M Bastiaansen, Erna A B Peters, Margreet R de Vries, Zeen Aref, Sabine M J Welten, Saskia C A de Jager, Tineke C T M van der Pouw Kraan, Paul H A Quax
BACKGROUND: In order to identify factors that stimulate arteriogenesis after ischemia, we followed gene expression profiles in two extreme models for collateral artery formation over 28 days after hindlimb ischemia, namely "good-responding" C57BL/6 mice and "poor-responding" BALB/c mice. METHODS AND RESULTS: Although BALB/c mice show very poor blood flow recovery after ischemia, most known proarteriogenic genes were upregulated more excessively and for a longer period than in C57BL/6 mice...
March 8, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273102/age-related-differences-in-skeletal-muscle-microvascular-response-to-exercise-as-detected-by-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-ceus
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Wulf Hildebrandt, Hans Schwarzbach, Anita Pardun, Lena Hannemann, Björn Bogs, Alexander M König, Andreas H Mahnken, Olaf Hildebrandt, Ulrich Koehler, Ralf Kinscherf
BACKGROUND: Aging involves reductions in exercise total limb blood flow and exercise capacity. We hypothesized that this may involve early age-related impairments of skeletal muscle microvascular responsiveness as previously reported for insulin but not for exercise stimuli in humans. METHODS: Using an isometric exercise model, we studied the effect of age on contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) parameters, i.e. microvascular blood volume (MBV), flow velocity (MFV) and blood flow (MBF) calculated from replenishment of Sonovue contrast-agent microbubbles after their destruction...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273101/classical-and-adaptive-control-of-ex-vivo-skeletal-muscle-contractions-using-functional-electrical-stimulation-fes
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Paola Jaramillo Cienfuegos, Adam Shoemaker, Robert W Grange, Nicole Abaid, Alexander Leonessa
Functional Electrical Stimulation is a promising approach to treat patients by stimulating the peripheral nerves and their corresponding motor neurons using electrical current. This technique helps maintain muscle mass and promote blood flow in the absence of a functioning nervous system. The goal of this work is to control muscle contractions from FES via three different algorithms and assess the most appropriate controller providing effective stimulation of the muscle. An open-loop system and a closed-loop system with three types of model-free feedback controllers were assessed for tracking control of skeletal muscle contractions: a Proportional-Integral (PI) controller, a Model Reference Adaptive Control algorithm, and an Adaptive Augmented PI system...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272145/improved-survival-of-full-thickness-skin-graft-with-low-molecular-weight-heparin-protamine-micro-nanoparticles-including-platelet-rich-plasma
#15
Yuki Takabayashi, Masayuki Ishihara, Masahiro Kuwabara, Makoto Takikawa, Shingo Nakamura, Hidemi Hattori, Tomoharu Kiyosawa
BACKGROUND: Activated platelet-rich plasma secrets many growth factors (GFs), and low-molecular weight heparin-protamine micro/nanoparticles (LMWH-P M/NPs) significantly interact with, enhance, and stabilize the secreted GFs. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of LMWH-P M/NPs and GFs (from platelet-rich plasma) on full-thickness skin graft (FTSG). METHODS: A total of 96 inbred male rats were anesthetized and 4-cm full-thickness skin wound were created on dorsal skin of rats...
March 8, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266122/histone-deacetylase-inhibitors-promote-enos-expression-in-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells-and-suppress-hypoxia-induced-cell-growth
#16
Xiaoling Tan, Lan Feng, Xiaoyong Huang, Yidong Yang, Chengzhong Yang, Yuqi Gao
Hypoxia stimulates excessive growth of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) contributing to vascular remodelling. Recent studies have shown that histone deacetylase inhibitors (HDIs) suppress VSMC proliferation and activate eNOS expression. However, the effects of HDI on hypoxia-induced VSMC growth and the role of activated eNOS in VSMCs are unclear. Using an EdU incorporation assay and flow cytometry analysis, we found that the HDIs, butyrate (Bur) and suberoylanilide hydroxamic acid (SAHA) significantly suppressed the proliferation of hypoxic VSMC lines and induced apoptosis...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264923/blood-pressure-in-healthy-humans-is-regulated-by-neuronal-no-synthase
#17
Husain Shabeeh, Sitara Khan, Benyu Jiang, Sally Brett, Narbeh Melikian, Barbara Casadei, Philip J Chowienczyk, Ajay M Shah
NO is physiologically generated by endothelial and neuronal NO synthase (nNOS) isoforms. Although nNOS was first identified in brain, it is expressed in other tissues, including perivascular nerves, cardiac and skeletal muscle. Increasing experimental evidence suggests that nNOS has important effects on cardiovascular function, but its composite effects on systemic hemodynamics in humans are unknown. We undertook the first human study to assess the physiological effects of systemic nNOS inhibition on basal hemodynamics...
March 6, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262007/muscle-oxygen-saturation-increases-during-head-up-tilt-induced-pre-syncope
#18
A Lund, H Sørensen, T W Jensen, M J Niemann, N D Olesen, H B Nielsen, N V Olsen, N H Secher
AIM: To evaluate whether muscle vasodilatation plays a role for hypotension developed during central hypovolaemia, muscle oxygenation (Sm O2 ) was examined during (pre)syncope induced by head-up tilt (HUT). Skin blood flow (SkBF) and oxygenation (Sskin O2 ) were determined because evaluation of Sm O2 may be affected by superficial tissue oxygenation. Furthermore, we evaluated cerebral oxygenation (Sc O2 ) and middle cerebral artery mean blood flow velocity (MCAvmean ). METHODS: Twenty healthy male volunteers (median age 24 years; range 19-38) were subjected to passive 50° HUT for 1 hour or until (pre)syncope...
March 6, 2017: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261618/resveratrol-increases-serum-bdnf-concentrations-and-reduces-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells-contractility-via-a-nos-3-independent-mechanism
#19
Michał Wiciński, Bartosz Malinowski, Mateusz M Węclewicz, Elżbieta Grześk, Grzegorz Grześk
Resveratrol is a polyphenol that presents both antineuroinflammatory properties and the ability to interact with NOS-3, what contributes to vasorelaxation. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BNDF), a molecule associated with neuroprotection in many neurodegenerative disorders, is considered as an important element of maintaining stable cerebral blood flow. Vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) are considered to be an important element in the pathogenesis of neurodegeneration and a potential preventative target by agents which reduce the contractility of the vessels...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259990/role-of-gap-junctions-in-the-contractile-response-to-agonists-in-the-mesenteric-resistance-artery-of-rats-with-acute-hypoxia
#20
Huan Liu, Xin-Zhi Li, Min Peng, Wei Ji, Lei Zhao, Li Li, Liang Zhang, Jun-Qiang Si, Ke-Tao Ma
Hypoxic exposure results in the vascular dysfunction and reduction of vasomotor responses and thus disrupts or reduces blood flow in the resistance arteries. Connexin (Cx)-mediated gap junctional intercellular communication (GJIC) serves a critical role in the regulation of vasomotor tone and the synchronized contraction of arteries, however whether the adverse effect of hypoxia on vasomotor responses in vascular smooth muscle layer of resistance arteries is involved in changes in the GJIC and the expression of Cx43 and Cx45 remains to be elucidated...
February 9, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
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