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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164834/effects-of-next-generation-low-energy-extracorporeal-shockwave-therapy-on-erectile-dysfunction-in-an-animal-model-of-diabetes
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Hyun Cheol Jeong, Seung Hwan Jeon, Zhu Guan Qun, Kang Sup Kim, Sae Woong Choi, Fahad Bashraheel, Woong Jin Bae, Su Jin Kim, Hyuk Jin Cho, U Syn Ha, Sung Hoo Hong, Ji Youl Lee, Du Geon Moon, Sae Woong Kim
PURPOSE: Gene therapy, stem cell therapy, and low-energy extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) have been investigated as treatments for refractory erectile dysfunction (ED), but inconclusive evidence has been obtained. We investigated the effect of a next-generation electromagnetic cylinder ESWT device on an animal model of ED. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Diabetes mellitus (DM)-induced rats were divided into 3 groups: group 1, control; group 2, DM; and group 3, DM+ESWT...
November 20, 2017: World Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164516/mineralocorticoid-receptor-antagonism-protects-the-aorta-from-vascular-smooth-muscle-cell-proliferation-and-collagen-deposition-in-a-rat-model-of-adrenal-aldosterone-producing-adenoma
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Yongji Yan, Chao Wang, Yiqin Lu, Huijie Gong, Zhun Wu, Xin Ma, Hongzhao Li, Baojun Wang, Xu Zhang
The number of patients with adrenal aldosterone-producing adenomas (APAs) has gradually increased. However, even after adenoma resection, some patients still suffer from high systolic blood pressure (SBP), which is possibly due to great arterial remodeling. Moreover, mineralocorticoid receptors (MRs) were found to be expressed in vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs). This study aims to determine whether MR antagonism protects the aorta from aldosterone-induced aortic remolding. Male rats were subcutaneously implanted with an osmotic minipumps and randomly divided into four groups: control; aldosterone (1 μg/h); aldosterone plus a specific MR antagonist, eplerenone (100 mg/kg/day); and aldosterone plus a vasodilator, hydralazine (25 mg/kg/day)...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163205/localization-and-interaction-between-kinin-b1-receptor-and-nadph-oxidase-in-the-vascular-system-of-diabetic-rats
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Youssef Haddad, Réjean Couture
Kinin B1 receptor (B1R) enhanced superoxide anion ([Formula: see text]) production in the vasculature of diabetic rats. This study investigates the induction and distribution of B1R in diabetic blood vessels and addresses the hypothesis that B1R is co-localized with NADPH oxidase (NOX1 and NOX2) and produces its activation via protein kinase C (PKC). Diabetes was induced in rats with streptozotocin (STZ 65 mg.kg(-1), i.p.). Two weeks later, the production of [Formula: see text] was measured in aorta rings in response to the B1R agonist (Sar[D-Phe(8)]-des-Arg(9)-BK, 20 μM) by the method of lucigenin-enhanced chemiluminescence...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163203/cyclic-stretch-alters-vascular-reactivity-of-mouse-aortic-segments
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Arthur Leloup, Sofie De Moudt, Cor Van Hove, Paul Fransen
Large, elastic arteries buffer the pressure wave originating in the left ventricle and are constantly exposed to higher amplitudes of cyclic stretch (10%) than muscular arteries (2%). As a crucial factor for endothelial and smooth muscle cell function, cyclic stretch has, however, never been studied in ex vivo aortic segments of mice. To investigate the effects of cyclic stretch on vaso-reactivity of mouse aortic segments, we used the Rodent Oscillatory Tension Set-up to study Arterial Compliance (ROTSAC). The aortic segments were clamped at frequencies of 6-600 bpm between two variable preloads, thereby mimicking dilation as upon left ventricular systole and recoiling as during diastole...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163195/members-of-bitter-taste-receptor-cluster-tas2r143-tas2r135-tas2r126-are-expressed-in-the-epithelium-of-murine-airways-and-other-non-gustatory-tissues
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Shuya Liu, Shun Lu, Rui Xu, Ann Atzberger, Stefan Günther, Nina Wettschureck, Stefan Offermanns
The mouse bitter taste receptors Tas2r143, Tas2r135, and Tas2r126 are encoded by genes that cluster on chromosome 6 and have been suggested to be expressed under common regulatory elements. Previous studies indicated that the Tas2r143/Tas2r135/Tas2r126 cluster is expressed in the heart, but other organs had not been systematically analyzed. In order to investigate the expression of this bitter taste receptor gene cluster in non-gustatory tissues, we generated a BAC (bacterial artificial chromosome) based transgenic mouse line, expressing CreERT2 under the control of the Tas2r143 promoter...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162537/venous-endothelium-reactivity-to-angiotensin-ii-a-study-in-primary-endothelial-cultures-of-rat-vena-cava-and-portal-vein
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Marcio Renato Trindade, Henrique Charlanti Reis Assunção, Tathiany Corteze Torres, Jéssica Silva Bertolino, Liliam Fernandes
The role of the vascular endothelium in modulating the arterial system has been widely investigated, but poorly explored at the venous site. In the present work, primary cultures of venous endothelium from rat Vena Cava (VC) and Portal Vein (PV) were established, characterized and analyzed according to their growth pattern and ability to produce nitric oxide (NO) and prostanoids (PGF2 α and PGI2), at basal state and after stimulation with Angiotensin II (Ang II, 1μmol/L). Basal NO was detected in all examined cells in culture...
November 18, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161933/safety-of-zilver-ptx-drug-eluting-stent-implantation-following-drug-coated-balloon-dilation-in-a-healthy-swine-model
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Sho Torii, Kazuyuki Yahagi, Hiroyoshi Mori, Emanuel Harari, Maria E Romero, Frank D Kolodgie, Brandt Young, Anthony Ragheb, Renu Virmani, Aloke V Finn
PURPOSE: To compare the safety of Zilver PTX drug-eluting stents (DES) following drug-coated balloon (DCB) angioplasty or conventional balloon angioplasty (BA) in a healthy porcine iliofemoral artery model. METHODS: DES implantation following DCB (DCB+DES) or BA (BA+DES) was assessed by angiography and histology in the nondiseased iliofemoral arteries of 20 animals, with sacrifice at 1, 3, and 6 months. Safety assessment compared quantitative measures of vessel integrity (eg, preservation of artery geometry, structure, and lumen dimensions; absence of aneurysm; malapposition) and histological parameters (eg, excessive inflammation)...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161755/kv-1-channel-expression-and-vasomotor-function-in-human-coronary-resistance-arteries
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Yoshinori Nishijima, Ankush Korishettar, Dawid S Chabowski, Sheng Cao, Xiaodong Zheng, David D Gutterman, David X Zhang
OBJECTIVES: KV channels are important regulators of vascular tone, but the identity of specific KV channels involved and their regulation in disease remain less well understood. We determined the expression of KV 1 channel subunits and their role in cAMP-mediated dilation in coronary resistance arteries from subjects with and without coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS: Human coronary arteries and arterioles (HCA) from non-CAD and CAD patients were assessed for mRNA and protein expression of KV 1 channel subunits with molecular techniques and for vasodilator response with isolated arterial myography...
November 21, 2017: Microcirculation: the Official Journal of the Microcirculatory Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160796/role-of-galectin-3-in-bone-cell-differentiation-bone-pathophysiology-and-vascular-osteogenesis
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Carla Iacobini, Claudia Blasetti Fantauzzi, Giuseppe Pugliese, Stefano Menini
Galectin-3 is expressed in various tissues, including the bone, where it is considered a marker of chondrogenic and osteogenic cell lineages. Galectin-3 protein was found to be increased in the differentiated chondrocytes of the metaphyseal plate cartilage, where it favors chondrocyte survival and cartilage matrix mineralization. It was also shown to be highly expressed in differentiating osteoblasts and osteoclasts, in concomitance with expression of osteogenic markers and Runt-related transcription factor 2 and with the appearance of a mature phenotype...
November 21, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159203/varicella-zoster-virus-infected-cerebrovascular-cells-produce-a-proinflammatory-environment
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Dallas Jones, C Preston Neff, Brent E Palmer, Kurt Stenmark, Maria A Nagel
Objective: To test whether varicella zoster virus (VZV) infection of human brain vascular cells and of lung fibroblasts directly increases proinflammatory cytokine levels, consistent with VZV as a causative agent in intracerebral VZV vasculopathy and giant-cell arteritis (GCA). Methods: Conditioned supernatant from mock- and VZV-infected human brain vascular adventitial fibroblasts (HBVAFs), human perineurial cells (HPNCs), human brain vascular smooth muscle cells (HBVSMCs), and human fetal lung fibroblasts (HFLs) were collected at 72 hours postinfection and analyzed for levels of 30 proinflammatory cytokines using the Meso Scale Discovery Multiplex ELISA platform...
September 2017: Neurology® Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159021/mitochondrial-uncoupler-triclosan-induces-vasorelaxation-of-rat-arteries
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Xiyue Zhang, Xinzi Zhang, Yanqiu Zhang, Mingyu Liu, Jing Jin, Jie Yan, Xin Shen, Nan Hu, Deli Dong
Our previous studies found that mitochondrial uncouplers induced vasodilation. Triclosan, the broad spectrum antibacterial agent, is the active ingredient in soaps and toothpastes. It was reported that triclosan induced mitochondrial uncoupling, so we aim to investigate the effects of triclosan on vascular function of rat mesenteric arteries and aorta. The isometric tension of rat mesenteric artery and thoracic aorta was recorded by multi-wire myograph system. The cytosolic [Ca(2+)]i, mitochondrial reactive oxygen species (mitoROS), and mitochondrial membrane potential of smooth muscle cells (A10 cells) were measured using laser scanning confocal microscopy...
November 2017: Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158223/tgf-%C3%AE-induces-oncofetal-fibronectin-which-in-turn-modulates-tgf-%C3%AE-superfamily-signaling-in-endothelial-cells
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Elisa Ventura, Michael Weller, Will Macnair, Katja Eschbach, Christian Beisel, Cinzia Cordazzo, Manfred Claassen, Luciano Zardi, Isabel Burghardt
Gene splicing profiles are frequently altered in cancer, and the splice variants of fibronectin (FN) containing the extra-domains A (EDA) and B (EDB) referred to as EDA+FN and EDB+FN are highly up-regulated in tumor vasculature. TGF-β signaling has been attributed a pivotal role in glioblastoma, with TGF-β promoting angiogenesis and vessel remodeling. By immunohistochemical staining, we observed that the oncofetal FN isoforms EDA+FN and EDB+FN are expressed in glioblastoma vasculature. Ex vivo single cell gene expression profiling of patients' tumors using the markers CD31 and alpha-smooth muscle actin (αSMA) respectively confirmed the predominant expression of FN, EDA+FN, and EDB+FN in the vascular compartment of glioblastoma...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156422/syndecan-1-in-mechanosensing-of-nanotopological-cues-in-engineered-materials
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Victoria Le, Jason Lee, Somali Chaterji, Adrianne Spencer, Yen-Liang Liu, Peter Kim, Hsin-Chih Yeh, Deok-Ho Kim, Aaron B Baker
The cells of the vascular system are highly sensitive to biophysical cues from their local cellular microenvironment. To engineer improved materials for vascular devices and delivery of cell therapies, a key challenge is to understand the mechanisms that cells use to sense biophysical cues from their environment. Syndecans are heparan sulfate proteoglycans (HSPGs) that consist of a protein core modified with heparan sulfate glycosaminoglycan chains. Due to their presence on the cell surface and their interaction with cytoskeletal and focal adhesion associated molecules, cell surface proteoglycans are well poised to serve as mechanosensors of the cellular microenvironment...
November 9, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156421/impaired-mitochondrial-respiration-in-human-carotid-plaque-atherosclerosis-a-potential-role-for-pink1-in-vascular-smooth-muscle-cell-energetics
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Craig K Docherty, Andy Carswell, Elaine Friel, John R Mercer
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: DNA damage and mitochondrial dysfunction are thought to play an essential role in ageing and the energetic decline of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) essential for maintaining plaque integrity. We aimed to better understand VSMCs and identify potentially useful compensatory pathways that could extend their lifespan. Moreover, we wanted to assess if defects in mitochondrial respiration exist in human atherosclerotic plaques and to identify the appropriate markers that may reflect a switch in VSMC energy metabolism...
November 13, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156097/4-aminopyridine-a-pan-kv-channel-inhibitor-that-enhances-kv7-4-currents-and-inhibits-noradrenaline-mediated-contraction-of-rat-mesenteric-small-arteries
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Makhala M Khammy, Sukhan Kim, Bo H Bentzen, Soojung Lee, Inyeoung Choi, Christian Aalkjaer, Thomas A Jepps
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Kv7.4 and Kv7.5 channels are regulators of vascular tone. 4-aminopyridine (4-AP) is considered a broad inhibitor of voltage-gated potassium (KV ) channels, with little inhibitory effect on Kv7 family members at millimolar concentrations. However, the effect of 4-AP on Kv7 channels has not been systematically studied. The aim of this study was to investigate the pharmacological activity of 4-AP on Kv7.4 and Kv7.5 channels and characterise the effect of 4-AP on rat resistance arteries...
November 20, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154500/structure-activity-studies-of-peptidomimetics-based-on-kinase-inhibitory-region-of-suppressors-of-cytokine-signaling-1
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Sara La Manna, Laura Lopez-Sanz, Marilisa Leone, Paola Brandi, Pasqualina Liana Scognamiglio, Giancarlo Morelli, Ettore Novellino, Carmen Gomez-Guerrero, Daniela Marasco
Suppressors of Cytokine Signaling (SOCS) proteins are negative regulators of JAK proteins that are receptor-associated tyrosine kinases, which play key roles in the phosphorylation and subsequent activation of several transcription factors named STATs. Unlike the other SOCS proteins, SOCS1 and 3 show, in the N-terminal portion, a small kinase inhibitory region (KIR) involved in the inhibition of JAK kinases. Drug discovery processes of compounds based on KIR sequence demonstrated promising in functional in vitro and in inflammatory animal models and we recently developed a peptidomimetic called PS5, as lead compound...
November 20, 2017: Biopolymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152859/deletion-of-the-egf-receptor-in-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells-prevents-chronic-angiotensin-ii-induced-arterial-wall-stiffening-and-media-thickening
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Barbara Schreier, Mirja Hünerberg, Sigrid Mildenberger, Sindy Rabe, Daniel Bethmann, Claudia Wickenhauser, Michael Gekle
AIM: In vivo vascular smooth muscle cell (VSMC) EGF receptor (EGFR) contributes to acute angiotensin II (AII) effects on vascular tone and blood pressure. The ubiquitously expressed EGFR has been implicated in vascular remodeling preceding end-organ damage by pharmacological inhibition, and AII signaling in cultured vascular cells is partly EGFR dependent. However the role of VSMC-EGFR in vivo during AII-induced pathophysiological processes is not known. METHODS: The present study assesses the in vivo relevance of VSMC-EGFR during chronic AII challenge without further stressors, using a mouse model with inducible, VSMC-specific EGFR knock out (VSMC-EGFR-KO)...
November 20, 2017: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152140/inhibition-of-il-8-mediated-endothelial-adhesion-vsmcs-proliferation-and-migration-by-sirna-tmem98-suggests-tmem98-s-emerging-role-in-atherosclerosis
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Guangxin Lv, Hongmei Zhu, Cai Li, Jingyu Wang, Dandan Zhao, Shuyao Li, Le Ma, Guohua Sun, Fang Li, Ying Zhao, Ying Gao
Transmembrane protein 98 (TMEM98), known as a novel gene related to lung cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma, differentiation of T helper 1 cells and normal eye development, has no defined role reported in terms of atherosclerosis (AS). To investigate the potential involvement of TMEM98 during AS processes, its obvious secretion and expression has been initially characterized in hyperlipidemia patients' serum and AS mice's serum respectively. We then explored the possible role of TMEM98 in the pathogenesis of AS in vitro...
October 20, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152089/high-glucose-downregulates-myocardin-expression-in-rat-glomerular-mesangial-cells-via-the-erk-signaling-pathway
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Ming Li, Lijuan Xu, Guowei Feng, Yan Zhang, Xin Wang, Yuebing Wang
Mesangial cells (MCs), which are vascular smooth muscle-derived cells, occupy the central position in the glomerulus. Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is one of the most common diabetes complications and is likely attributed to the loss of MC contractility. Myocardin stimulates downstream vascular smooth muscle genes and regulates the contractility of vascular smooth muscle cells. Therefore, we hypothesized that myocardin is expressed in MCs and that high glucose is involved in the regulation of myocardin and downstream contractile genes in the context of DN...
October 20, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151079/mechanisms-of-vasorelaxation-induced-by-total-flavonoids-of-euphorbia-humifusa-in-rat-aorta
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T T Wang, Z Q Zhou, S Wang, X W Ji, B Wu, L Y Sun, J F Wen, D G Kang, H S Lee, K W Cho, S N Jin
Euphorbia humifusa Willd. (EH), rich in flavonoids, has long been used for the treatment of bacillary dysentery and enteritis in China, and is known to have antioxidant, hypotensive and hypolipidemic properties. However, the vasorelaxant effect of total flavonoids of EH (TFEH) and action mechanisms are not clearly defined yet. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of TFEH on the vascular tension and its underlying mechanisms. Experiments were performed in rat thoracic aorta using the organ bath system...
August 2017: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
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