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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334670/genetic-ablation-of-trpv1-exacerbates-pressure-overload-induced-cardiac-hypertrophy
#1
Beihua Zhong, Jack Rubinstein, Shuangtao Ma, Donna H Wang
Transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) channels expressed in sensory nerves may regulate vascular tone and cardiovascular function via their anti-inflammatory effects by releasing neuropeptide calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP). Inflammation plays a role in the progression of cardiac hypertrophy and TRPV1 activation may be key to cardiac inflammatory processes. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that TRPV1 modulates inflammatory processes to protect the heart from pressure overload-induced hypertrophy and inflammatory responses...
January 12, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332590/the-potential-role-of-oxidative-stress-in-cardiac-hypertrophy-a-narrative-review
#2
Abeer Rababa H, Ashley Guillory, Rima Mustafa, Tamara Hijjawi
BACKGROUND: A common phenotype associated with heart failure is the development of cardiac hypertrophy. Cardiac hypertrophy occurs in response to stress, such as hypertension, coronary vascular disease, or myocardial infarction. The most critical pathophysiological conditions involved may include dilated hypertrophy, fibrosis and contractile malfunction. The intricate pathophysiological mechanisms of cardiac hypertrophy have been the core of several scientific studies, which may help in opening a new avenue in preventive and curative procedures...
January 11, 2018: Current Cardiology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332571/role-of-heart-rate-reduction-in-the-management-of-myocarditis
#3
Chen Guang-Yi, Ge Li-Sha, Li Yue-Chun
The morbidity of myocarditis demonstrates an upward tendency by years, is commonly defined as the inflammation of myocytes and is caused by multiple factors. With the development of the molecular biological technique, great breakthroughs in the diagnosis and understanding of pathophysiological mechanisms of myocarditis have recently been achieved. Several questions remain unresolved, however, including standard treatment approaches to myocarditis, which remain controversial and ambiguous. Heart rate, as an independent risk factor, has been shown to be related to cardiac disease...
January 10, 2018: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332379/correlation-among-atherosclerosis-cardiac-and-respiratory-function-in-subjects-with-cystic-fibrosis-a-pilot-study
#4
Marco M Ciccone, Francesca Cortese, Michele Gesualdo, Pietro Scicchitano, Gabriella Ricci, Santa Carbonara, Michele Milo, Rosa Carbonara, Flavia Urbano, Anna M Cortese, Antonio Vergori, Antonio Manca, Luigi Mappa
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 11, 2018: Minerva Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331689/baicalin-inhibits-pressure-overload-induced-cardiac-fibrosis-through-regulating-ampk-tgf-%C3%AE-smads-signaling-pathway
#5
Yichuan Xiao, Jiantao Ye, Ying Zhou, Junjun Huang, Xiawen Liu, Biyun Huang, Liu Zhu, Bo Wu, Genshui Zhang, Yi Cai
AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) is a central regulator of multiple metabolic pathways. It has been shown that activation of AMPK could inhibit fibroblast proliferation and extracellular matrix (ECM) accumulation, thereby suppressing cardiac fibrosis. Baicalin, the major component found in skullcap, possesses multiple protective effects on the cardiovascular system. However, little is known about the effect of baicalin on cardiac fibrosis and the molecular mechanism by which baicalin exerts its anti-fibrotic effects has not been investigated...
January 10, 2018: Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331499/hspb7-is-a-cardioprotective-chaperone-facilitating-sarcomeric-proteostasis
#6
Emily J Mercer, Yi-Fan Lin, Leona Cohen-Gould, Todd Evans
Small heat shock proteins are chaperones with variable mechanisms of action. The function of cardiac family member Hspb7 is unknown, despite being identified through GWAS as a potential cardiomyopathy risk gene. We discovered that zebrafish hspb7 mutants display mild focal cardiac fibrosis and sarcomeric abnormalities. Significant mortality was observed in adult hspb7 mutants subjected to exercise stress, demonstrating a genetic and environmental interaction that determines disease outcome. We identified large sarcomeric proteins FilaminC and Titin as Hspb7 binding partners in cardiac cells...
January 10, 2018: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329223/mast-cells-key-contributors-to-cardiac-fibrosis
#7
REVIEW
Scott P Levick, Alexander Widiapradja
Historically, increased numbers of mast cells have been associated with fibrosis in numerous cardiac pathologies, implicating mast cells in the development of cardiac fibrosis. Subsequently, several approaches have been utilised to demonstrate a causal role for mast cells in animal models of cardiac fibrosis including mast cell stabilising compounds, rodents deficient in mast cells, and inhibition of the actions of mast cell-specific proteases such as chymase and tryptase. Whilst most evidence supports a pro-fibrotic role for mast cells, there is evidence that in some settings these cells can oppose fibrosis...
January 12, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328405/liraglutide-repairs-the-infarcted-heart-the-role-of-the-sirt1-parkin-mitophagy-pathway
#8
Huiying Qiao, Haiyan Ren, He Du, Minfang Zhang, Xiaofang Xiong, Rong Lv
Liraglutide is glucagon‑like peptide‑1 receptor agonist used for treating patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. The present study aimed to investigate the role and mechanism of liraglutide in repairing the infarcted heart following myocardial infarction. The results of the present study demonstrated that amplification of the dose of liraglutide for ~28 days was able to reduce cardiac fibrosis, inflammatory responses and myocardial death in the post‑infarcted heart. In vitro, liraglutide protected cardiomyocyte mitochondria against the chronic hypoxic damage, inhibiting the mitochondrial apoptosis pathways...
January 2, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328372/differential-microrna-expression-profiles-and-bioinformatics-analysis-between-young-and-aging-spontaneously-hypertensive-rats
#9
Jingfeng Wang, Jingjing Zhang, Xuefeng Ding, Yanyan Wang, Zhiming Li, Weipeng Zhao, Jianguo Jia, Jingmin Zhou, Junbo Ge
MicroRNAs (miRNAs/miRs) serve a role as important regulators in cardiac hypertrophy. The present study aimed to reveal the differential expression profile of miRNAs between young and aging spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs) and studied the functional annotation of predicted targets. Briefly, 3‑month‑old and 12‑month‑old SHRs (n=3/group) were subjected to echocardiography, histopathological analysis and dihydroethidium staining. Subsequently, small RNA sequencing and data processing was conducted to identify the differentially expressed miRNAs between these two groups...
January 9, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327811/an-aza-resveratrol-chalcone-derivative-6b-protects-mice-against-diabetic-cardiomyopathy-by-alleviating-inflammation-and-oxidative-stress
#10
Shengban You, Jianchang Qian, Chuchu Sun, Hailing Zhang, Shiju Ye, Taiwei Chen, Zheng Xu, Jingying Wang, Weijian Huang, Guang Liang
Inflammation and oxidative stress play a crucial role in the development of diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM). We previously had synthesized an Aza resveratrol-chalcone derivative 6b, of which effectively suppressing lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced inflammatory response in macrophages. This study aimed to investigate the potential protective effect of 6b on DCM and underlying mechanism. In H9c2 myocardial cells, 6b potently decreased high glucose (HG)-induced cell fibrosis, hypertrophy and apoptosis, alleviating inflammatory response and oxidant stress...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325977/role-of-apamin-sensitive-small-conductance-calcium-activated-potassium-currents-in-long-term-cardiac-memory-in-rabbits
#11
Dechun Yin, Mu Chen, Na Yang, Adonis Z Wu, Dongzhu Xu, Wei-Chung Tsai, Yuan Yuan, Zhipeng Tian, Yi-Hsin Chan, Changyu Shen, Zhenhui Chen, Shien-Fong Lin, James N Weiss, Peng-Sheng Chen, Thomas H Everett
BACKGROUND: Apamin-sensitive small conductance calcium-activated K current (IKAS) is upregulated during ventricular pacing and masks short-term cardiac memory (CM). OBJECTIVE: - To determine the role of IKAS in long-term CM. METHODS: - CM was created with 3-5 weeks of ventricular pacing and defined by a flat or inverted T-wave off pacing. Epicardial optical mapping was performed in both paced and normal ventricles. Action potential duration (APD80) was determined during RA pacing...
January 8, 2018: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325796/lcz696-sacubitril-valsartan-an-angiotensin-receptor-neprilysin-inhibitor-attenuates-cardiac-hypertrophy-fibrosis-and-vasculopathy-in-a-rat-model-of-chronic-kidney-disease
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Yasunori Suematsu, Wanghui Jing, Ane Nunes, Moti L Kashyap, Mahyar Khazaeli, Nosratola D Vaziri, Hamid Moradi
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with cardiac hypertrophy, fibrosis and increased risk of cardiovascular mortality. LCZ696 (Sacubitril/valsartan) is a promising agent which has shown significant potential in treatment of heart failure. We hypothesized that LCZ696 is more effective than valsartan alone in treatment of cardiovascular abnormalities associated with experimental CKD. METHODS AND RESULTS: Male Sprague Dawley rats underwent 5/6 nephrectomy and were subsequently randomized to no treatment (CKD), 30 mg/kg valsartan (VAL), or 60 mg/kg LCZ696 (LCZ)...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325227/soluble-st2-in-end-stage-heart-failure-before-and-after-support-with-a-left-ventricular-assist-device
#13
C C S Tseng, M M H Huibers, L H Gaykema, E Siera-de Koning, F Z Ramjankhan, A S Maisel, N de Jonge
BACKGROUND: The interleukin-33 (IL-33)/supressor of tumorigenicity 2 (ST2) pathway is suggested to play an important role in fibrosis, remodeling and the progression of heart failure (HF). Increased soluble (sST2) levels are associated with adverse outcome in the average HF population. Less is known about sST2 levels in end-stage HF. Therefore, we studied sST2 levels in end-stage HF and the effect of unloading by left ventricular assist device (LVAD) support on sST2 levels. METHOD AND RESULTS: Serial plasma measurements of sST2 were performed pre-implantation and 1, 3 and 6 months after (LVAD) implantation in 38 patients...
January 11, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322373/epac-is-required-for-exogenous-and-endogenous-stimulation-of-adenosine-a2b-receptor-for-inhibition-of-angiotensin-ii-induced-collagen-synthesis-and-myofibroblast-differentiation
#14
Sarawuth Phosri, Kwanchai Bunrukchai, Warisara Parichatikanond, Vilasinee H Sato, Supachoke Mangmool
Angiotensin II (Ang II) plays an important role on the pathogenesis of cardiac fibrosis. Prolong and overstimulation of angiotensin II type 1 receptor with Ang II-induced collagen synthesis and myofibroblast differentiation in cardiac fibroblasts, leading to cardiac fibrosis. Although adenosine and its analogues are known to have cardioprotective effects, the mechanistic by which adenosine A2 receptors (A2Rs) inhibit Ang II-induced cardiac fibrosis is not clearly understood. In the present study, we examined the effects of exogenous adenosine and endogenous adenosine on Ang II-induced collagen and myofibroblast differentiation determined by α-smooth muscle action (α-SMA) overexpression and their underlying signal transduction...
January 10, 2018: Purinergic Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318851/-effect-of-combined-intervention-of-electroacupuncture-and-astragaloside-iv-on-myocardial-hypertrophy-and-tgf-%C3%AE-1-smad-signaling-in-rats-with-myocardial-fibrosis
#15
Jia-Shen Li, Xiao-Yu Zhu, Mei-Li Lu, Jun-Hong Gao, Hong-Xin Wang, Xiao-Chun Yu
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effect of combined intervention of electroacupuncture (EA) and astragaloside IV(ASIV) on cardiac hypertrophy and transforming growth factor β 1 (TGF-β 1)/Smad signaling in isoproterenol (ISO) induced cardiac hypertrophy rats, so as to investigate its underlying mechanisms in improving myocardial fibrosis. METHODS: A total of 50 SD rats were randomly divided into 5 groups: normal control, model (ISO), Propranolol (PRO),ASIV and EA+ASIV groups (n=10 in each group)...
December 25, 2017: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314607/h3-relaxin-inhibits-the-collagen-synthesis-via-ros-and-p2x7r-mediated-nlrp3-inflammasome-activation-in-cardiac-fibroblasts-under-high-glucose
#16
Xiaohui Zhang, Yu Fu, Hui Li, Li Shen, Qing Chang, Liya Pan, Siting Hong, Xinhua Yin
Excessive production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and P2X7R activation induced by high glucose increases NLRP3 inflammasome activation, which contributes to the pathogenesis of diabetic cardiomyopathy. Although H3 relaxin has been shown to inhibit cardiac fibrosis induced by isoproterenol, the mechanism has not been well studied. Here, we demonstrated that high glucose (HG) induced the collagen synthesis by activation of the NLRP3 inflammasome, leading to caspase-1 activation, interleukin-1β (IL-1β) and IL-18 secretion in neonatal rat cardiac fibroblasts...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310647/have-dipeptidyl-peptidase-4-inhibitors-ameliorated-the-vascular-complications-of-type-2-diabetes-in-large-scale-trials-the-potential-confounding-effect-of-stem-cell-chemokines
#17
REVIEW
Milton Packer
Drugs that inhibit dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) are conventionally regarded as incretin-based agents that signal through the glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor. However, inhibition of DPP-4 also potentiates the stem cell chemokine, stromal cell-derived factor-1 (SDF-1), which can promote inflammation, proliferative responses and neovascularization. In large-scale cardiovascular outcome trials, enhanced GLP-1 signaling has reduced the risk of atherosclerotic ischemic events, potentially because GLP-1 retards the growth and increases the stability of atherosclerotic plaques...
January 8, 2018: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305939/ablation-of-interleukin-17-alleviated-cardiac-interstitial-fibrosis-and-improved-cardiac-function-via-inhibiting-long-non-coding-rna-ak081284-in-diabetic-mice
#18
Yang Zhang, Yi-Yuan Zhang, Ting-Ting Li, Jin Wang, Yuan Jiang, Yue Zhao, Xue-Xin Jin, Gen-Long Xue, Ying Yang, Xiao-Fang Zhang, Yang-Yang Sun, Zhi-Ren Zhang, Xu Gao, Zhi-Min Du, Yan-Jie Lu, Bao-Feng Yang, Zhen-Wei Pan
Interleukin 17 (IL-17) plays an important role in the pathogenesis of cardiac interstitial fibrosis. In this study, we explored the role of interleukin-17 in the development of diabetic cardiomyopathy and the underlying mechanisms. The level of IL-17 increased in both the serum and cardiac tissue of diabetic mice. Knockout of IL-17 improved cardiac function of diabetic mice induced by streptozotocin (STZ), and significantly alleviated interstitial fibrosis as manifested by reduced collagen mRNA expression and collagen deposition evaluated by Masson's staining...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302675/copper-induced-reduction-in-myocardial-fibrosis-is-associated-with-increased-matrix-metalloproteins-in-a-rat-model-of-cardiac-hypertrophy
#19
Yinjie Liu, Ying Xiao, Jiaming Liu, Li Feng, Y James Kang
Trientine (TETA), a copper (Cu) chelator, is capable of replenishing Cu in the heart, and Cu repletion reduces cardiac fibrosis in a rodent model of cardiac hypertrophy. This study was undertaken to explore possible mechanisms by which Cu repletion diminishes cardiac fibrosis. Adult male Sprague-Dawley rats were subjected to ascending aortic constriction to induce cardiac hypertrophy. Four months after the operation, cardiac hypertrophy along with fibrosis was fully developed. TETA treatment was then followed at a dose of 21...
January 5, 2018: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301529/increased-myocardial-extracellular-volume-assessed-by-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-t1-mapping-and-its-determinants-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-patients-with-normal-myocardial-systolic-strain
#20
Yukun Cao, Wenjuan Zeng, Yue Cui, Xiangchuang Kong, Miao Wang, Jie Yu, Shan Zhang, Jing Song, Xu Yan, Andreas Greiser, Heshui Shi
BACKGROUND: Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) T1 mapping and tissue-tracking strain analysis are useful quantitative techniques that can characterize myocardial tissue and mechanical alterations, respectively, in patients with early diabetic cardiomyopathy. The purpose of this study was to assess the left ventricular myocardial T1 value, extracellular volume fraction (ECV), and systolic strain in asymptomatic patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and their underlying relationships with clinical parameters...
January 4, 2018: Cardiovascular Diabetology
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