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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449364/diabetic-cardiomyopathy-an-update-of-mechanisms-contributing-to-this-clinical-entity
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REVIEW
Guanghong Jia, Michael A Hill, James R Sowers
Heart failure and related morbidity and mortality are increasing at an alarming rate, in large part, because of increases in aging, obesity, and diabetes mellitus. The clinical outcomes associated with heart failure are considerably worse for patients with diabetes mellitus than for those without diabetes mellitus. In people with diabetes mellitus, the presence of myocardial dysfunction in the absence of overt clinical coronary artery disease, valvular disease, and other conventional cardiovascular risk factors, such as hypertension and dyslipidemia, has led to the descriptive terminology, diabetic cardiomyopathy...
February 16, 2018: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449318/exosomal-microrna-21-5p-mediates-mesenchymal-stem-cell-paracrine-effects-on-human-cardiac-tissue-contractility
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Joshua Mayourian, Delaine K Ceholski, Przemyslaw Gorski, Prabhu Mathiyalagan, Jack F Murphy, Sophia I Salazar, Francesca Stillitano, Joshua M Hare, Susmita Sahoo, Roger J Hajjar, Kevin D Costa
<u>Rationale:</u> The promising clinical benefits of delivering human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) for treating heart disease warrant a better understanding of underlying mechanisms of action. hMSC exosomes increase myocardial contractility; however, the exosomal cargo responsible for these effects remains unresolved. <u>Objective:</u> This study aims to identify lead cardioactive hMSC exosomal microRNAs to provide a mechanistic basis for optimizing future stem cell-based cardiotherapies...
February 15, 2018: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448246/effect-of-mst1-on-endometriosis-apoptosis-and-migration-role-of-drp1-related-mitochondrial-fission-and-parkin-required-mitophagy
#3
Qingdong Zhao, Mingxia Ye, Wen Yang, Min Wang, Mingxia Li, Chenglei Gu, Luyang Zhao, Zhe Zhang, Weidong Han, Wensheng Fan, Yuanguang Meng
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Mitochondrial homeostasis is implicated in the development and progression of endometriosis through poorly defined mechanisms. Mst1 is the major growth suppressor related to cancer migration, apoptosis and proliferation. However, whether Mst1 is involved in endometriosis apoptosis and migration via regulating the mitochondrial function remains to be elucidated. METHODS: Expression of Mst1 in endometriosis was examined via western blots. Cellular apoptosis was detected via MTT and TUNEL assay...
February 9, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29431662/classification-and-reporting-of-potentially-proarrhythmic-common-genetic-variation-in-long-qt-syndrome-genetic-testing
#4
REVIEW
John R Giudicessi, Dan M Roden, Arthur A M Wilde, Michael J Ackerman
The acquired and congenital forms of long QT syndrome represent 2 distinct but clinically and genetically intertwined disorders of cardiac repolarization characterized by the shared final common pathway of QT interval prolongation and risk of potentially life-threatening arrhythmias. Over the past 2 decades, our understanding of the spectrum of genetic variation that (1) perturbs the function of cardiac ion channel macromolecular complexes and intracellular calcium-handling proteins, (2) underlies acquired/congenital long QT syndrome susceptibility, and (3) serves as a determinant of QT interval duration in the general population has grown exponentially...
February 6, 2018: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29431258/human-cardiomyocyte-calcium-handling-and-transverse-tubules-in-mid-stage-of-post-myocardial-infarction-heart-failure
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Morten Andre Høydal, Idar Kirkeby-Garstad, Asbjørn Karevold, Rune Wiseth, Rune Haaverstad, Alexander Wahba, Tomas L Stølen, Riccardo Contu, Gianluigi Condorelli, Øyvind Ellingsen, Godfrey L Smith, Ole J Kemi, Ulrik Wisløff
AIMS: Cellular processes in the heart rely mainly on studies from experimental animal models or explanted hearts from patients with terminal end-stage heart failure (HF). To address this limitation, we provide data on excitation contraction coupling, cardiomyocyte contraction and relaxation, and Ca2+ handling in post-myocardial-infarction (MI) patients at mid-stage of HF. METHODS AND RESULTS: Nine MI patients and eight control patients without MI (non-MI) were included...
February 12, 2018: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429792/postprandial-mineral-handling-in-patients-on-maintenance-hemodialysis
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Mark Reinhard, Jan Frystyk, Else Randers, Bo Martin Bibby, Per Ivarsen
OBJECTIVE: Patients on maintenance hemodialysis (HD) are unable to compensate for an enlarged mineral load with increased excretion of calcium and phosphate in the urine. Hence, excess calcium and phosphate must be neutralized by other mechanisms to avoid toxicity. The present study examined the acute handling of a mineral load in HD patients as compared with healthy subjects. DESIGN: Controlled intervention study. SUBJECTS: Twelve HD patients and 12 matched healthy subjects...
February 8, 2018: Journal of Renal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29427888/red-mud-carbonation-using-carbon-dioxide-effects-of-carbonate-and-calcium-ions-on-goethite-surface-properties-and-settling
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Gaojie Liang, Wenmi Chen, Anh V Nguyen, Tuan A H Nguyen
Carbonation using CO2 appears as an attractive solution for disposing of red mud suspensions, an aluminum industry hazardous waste since it also offers an option for CO2 sequestration. Here we report the novel findings that CO32- together with Ca2+ can significantly affect the surface properties and settling of goethite, a major component of red mud. Specifically, their effects on the goethite surface chemistry, colloidal interaction forces and settling in alkaline solutions are investigated. The surface potential becomes more negative by the formation of carbonate inner-sphere complexes on goethite surface...
February 3, 2018: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29424287/calcium-alginate-based-antimicrobial-film-dressings-for-potential-healing-of-infected-foot-ulcers
#8
Asif Ahmed, Joshua Boateng
AIM: Diabetic foot ulcers are susceptible to infection and nonmedicated dressings are ineffective because they have no antimicrobial activity. This study aimed to develop antimicrobial films to deliver ciprofloxacin for treating bacterial infection. Results/methodology: Ciprofloxacin-loaded calcium alginate films were characterized for porosity, swelling, equilibrium water content, water absorption, water vapor transmission, evaporative water loss, moisture content, mechanical strength, adhesion, IR spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, x-ray diffraction, drug release, cytotoxicity and antimicrobial activity against Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa...
February 1, 2018: Therapeutic Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29410631/sympathetic-nervous-regulation-of-calcium-and-action-potential-alternans-in-the-intact-heart
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James Winter, Martin J Bishop, Catherine D E Wilder, Christopher O'Shea, Davor Pavlovic, Michael J Shattock
Rationale: Arrhythmogenic cardiac alternans are thought to be an important determinant for the initiation of ventricular fibrillation. There is limited information on the effects of sympathetic nerve stimulation (SNS) on alternans in the intact heart and the conclusions of existing studies, focused on investigating electrical alternans, are conflicted. Meanwhile, several lines of evidence implicate instabilities in Ca handling, not electrical restitution, as the primary mechanism underpinning alternans. Despite this, there have been no studies on Ca alternans and SNS in the intact heart...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29410121/calcium-calmodulin-dependent-protein-kinase-ii-regulation-of-iks-during-sustained-beta-adrenergic-receptor-stimulation
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Tyler Shugg, Derrick E Johnson, Minghai Shao, Xianyin Lai, Frank Witzmann, Theodore R Cummins, Michael Rubart-Von-der Lohe, Andy Hudmon, Brian R Overholser
BACKGROUND: Sustained β-adrenergic receptor (β-AR) stimulation causes pathophysiologic changes during heart failure (HF), including inhibition of the slow component of the delayed rectifier current, IKs. Aberrant calcium handling, including increased activation of calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II (CaMKII), contributes to arrhythmia development during HF. OBJECTIVE: To investigate CaMKII regulation of KCNQ1 (pore-forming subunit of IKs) during sustained β-AR stimulation and associated functional implications on IKs...
February 1, 2018: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29402588/talk-1-reduces-delta-cell-endoplasmic-reticulum-and-cytoplasmic-calcium-levels-limiting-somatostatin-secretion
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Nicholas C Vierra, Matthew T Dickerson, Kelli L Jordan, Prasanna K Dadi, Ketaki A Kadare, Molly K Altman, Sarah C Milian, David A Jacobson
OBJECTIVE: Single-cell RNA sequencing studies have revealed that the type-2 diabetes associated two-pore domain K+ (K2P) channel TALK-1 is abundantly expressed in somatostatin-secreting δ-cells. However, a physiological role for TALK-1 in δ-cells remains unknown. We previously determined that in β-cells, K+ flux through endoplasmic reticulum (ER)-localized TALK-1 channels enhances ER Ca2+ leak, modulating Ca2+ handling and insulin secretion. As glucose amplification of islet somatostatin release relies on Ca2+-induced Ca2+ release (CICR) from the δ-cell ER, we investigated whether TALK-1 modulates δ-cell Ca2+ handling and somatostatin secretion...
January 31, 2018: Molecular Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29397400/cell-death-mechanisms-of-the-anti-cancer-drug-etoposide-on-human-cardiomyocytes-isolated-from-pluripotent-stem-cells
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Harshal Nemade, Umesh Chaudhari, Aviseka Acharya, Jürgen Hescheler, Jan Georg Hengstler, Symeon Papadopoulos, Agapios Sachinidis
Etoposide (ETP) and anthracyclines are applied for wide anti-cancer treatments. However, the ETP-induced cardiotoxicity remains to be a major safety issue and the underlying cardiotoxic mechanisms are not well understood. This study is aiming to unravel the cardiotoxicity profile of ETP in comparison to anthracyclines using physiologically relevant human pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (hPSC-CMs). Using xCELLigence real-time cell analyser (RTCA), we found that single high dose of ETP induces irreversible increase in hPSC-CMs beating rate and decrease in beating amplitude...
February 3, 2018: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29396561/next-generation-sequencing-of-av-nodal-reentrant-tachycardia-patients-identifies-broad-spectrum-of-variants-in-ion-channel-genes
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Laura Andreasen, Gustav Ahlberg, Chuyi Tang, Charlotte Andreasen, Jacob P Hartmann, Jacob Tfelt-Hansen, Elijah R Behr, Steen Pehrson, Stig Haunsø, LuCamp, Peter E Weeke, Thomas Jespersen, Morten S Olesen, Jesper H Svendsen
Atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia (AVNRT) is the most common form of regular paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia. This arrhythmia affects women twice as frequently as men, and is often diagnosed in patients <40 years of age. Familial clustering, early onset of symptoms and lack of structural anomaly indicate involvement of genetic factors in AVNRT pathophysiology. We hypothesized that AVNRT patients have a high prevalence of variants in genes that are highly expressed in the atrioventricular conduction axis of the heart and potentially involved in arrhythmic diseases...
February 2, 2018: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29385061/hdac-inhibition-improves-the-sarcoendoplasmic-reticulum-ca2-atpase-activity-in-cardiac-myocytes
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Viviana Meraviglia, Leonardo Bocchi, Roberta Sacchetto, Maria Cristina Florio, Benedetta M Motta, Corrado Corti, Christian X Weichenberger, Monia Savi, Yuri D'Elia, Marcelo D Rosato-Siri, Silvia Suffredini, Chiara Piubelli, Giulio Pompilio, Peter P Pramstaller, Francisco S Domingues, Donatella Stilli, Alessandra Rossini
SERCA2a is the Ca2+ ATPase playing the major contribution in cardiomyocyte (CM) calcium removal. Its activity can be regulated by both modulatory proteins and several post-translational modifications. The aim of the present work was to investigate whether the function of SERCA2 can be modulated by treating CMs with the histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor suberanilohydroxamic acid (SAHA). The incubation with SAHA (2.5 µM, 90 min) of CMs isolated from rat adult hearts resulted in an increase of SERCA2 acetylation level and improved ATPase activity...
January 31, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29382306/quality-medicines-in-maternal-health-results-of-oxytocin-misoprostol-magnesium-sulfate-and-calcium-gluconate-quality-audits
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Chimezie Anyakora, Yetunde Oni, Uchenna Ezedinachi, Adebola Adekoya, Ibrahim Ali, Charles Nwachukwu, Charles Esimone, Victor Abiola, Jude Nwokike
BACKGROUND: The high level of maternal mortality and morbidity as a result of complications due to childbirth is unacceptable. The impact of quality medicines in the management of these complications cannot be overemphasized. Most of those medicines are sensitive to environmental conditions and must be handled properly. In this study, the quality of oxytocin injection, misoprostol tablets, magnesium sulfate, and calcium gluconate injections was assessed across the six geopolitical zones of Nigeria...
January 30, 2018: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29357428/analysis-of-the-calcium-paradoxon-of-renin-secretion
#16
Dominik Steppan, Li Pan, Kenneth W Gross, Armin Kurtz
The secretion of the protease renin from renal juxtaglomerular cells is enhanced by subnormal extracellular calcium concentrations. The mechanisms underlying this atypical effect of calcium have not yet been unraveled. We therefore aimed to characterize the effect of extracellular calcium concentration on calcium handling of juxtaglomerular cells and on renin secretion in more detail. For this purpose we used a combination of experiments with isolated perfused mouse kidneys and direct calcium measurements in renin secreting cells in situ...
December 27, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29357414/effects-of-a-high-sodium-low-potassium-diet-on-renal-calcium-magnesium-and-phosphate-handling
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Jenny van der Wijst, Omar A Z Tutakhel, Caro Bos, A H Jan Danser, Ewout J Hoorn, Joost G J Hoenderop, René J M Bindels
The distal convoluted tubule (DCT) of the kidney plays an important role in blood pressure regulation by modulating Na+ reabsorption via the Na+-Cl- cotransporter (NCC). A diet containing high salt (NaCl) and low K+ activates NCC, thereby causing Na+ retention and a rise in blood pressure. Since high blood pressure, hypertension, is associated with changes in serum calcium (Ca2+) and magnesium (Mg2+) levels, we hypothesized that dietary Na+ and K+ intake affects Ca2+ and Mg2+ transport in the DCT. Therefore, the present study aimed to investigate the effect of a high Na+/low K+ diet on renal Ca2+ and Mg2+ handling...
January 10, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351467/from-ionic-to-cellular-variability-in-human-atrial-myocytes-an-integrative-computational-and-experimental-study
#18
Anna Muszkiewicz, Xing Liu, Alfonso Bueno-Orovio, Brodie A J Lawson, Kevin Burrage, Barbara Casadei, Blanca Rodriguez
Variability refers to differences in physiological function between individuals, which may translate into different disease susceptibility and treatment efficacy. Experiments in human cardiomyocytes face wide variability and restricted tissue access; under these conditions computational models are a useful complementary tool. We conducted a computational and experimental investigation in cardiomyocytes isolated from samples of the right atrial appendage of patients undergoing cardiac surgery to evaluate the impact of variability in action potentials (APs) and sub-cellular ionic densities on calcium transient dynamics...
December 22, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348267/toll-like-receptor-9-dependent-ampk%C3%AE-activation-occurs-via-tak1-and-contributes-to-rhoa-rock-signaling-and-actin-polymerization-in-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells
#19
Cameron G McCarthy, Camilla Ferreira Wenceslau, Safia Ogbi, Theodora Szasz, R Clinton Webb
Traditionally, Toll-like receptor (TLR)9 signals through a MyD88-dependent cascade that results in pro-inflammatory gene transcription. Recently it was reported that TLR9 also participates in a stress tolerance signaling cascade in non-immune cells. In this non-canonical pathway, TLR9 binds to and inhibits sarco/endoplasmic reticulum Ca2+-ATPase 2 (SERCA2), modulating intracellular calcium handling, and subsequently resulting in the activation of 5'-AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK)α. We have previously reported TLR9 causes increased contraction in isolated arteries; however, the mechanisms underlying this vascular dysfunction need to be further clarified...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343498/the-gpr120-agonist-tug-891-promotes-metabolic-health-by-stimulating-mitochondrial-respiration-in-brown-fat
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Maaike Schilperoort, Andrea D van Dam, Geerte Hoeke, Irina G Shabalina, Anthony Okolo, Aylin C Hanyaloglu, Lea H Dib, Isabel M Mol, Natarin Caengprasath, Yi-Wah Chan, Sami Damak, Anne Reifel Miller, Tamer Coskun, Bharat Shimpukade, Trond Ulven, Sander Kooijman, Patrick Cn Rensen, Mark Christian
Brown adipose tissue (BAT) activation stimulates energy expenditure in human adults, which makes it an attractive target to combat obesity and related disorders. Recent studies demonstrated a role for G protein-coupled receptor 120 (GPR120) in BAT thermogenesis. Here, we investigated the therapeutic potential of GPR120 agonism and addressed GPR120-mediated signaling in BAT We found that activation of GPR120 by the selective agonist TUG-891 acutely increases fat oxidation and reduces body weight and fat mass in C57Bl/6J mice...
January 17, 2018: EMBO Molecular Medicine
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