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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741142/proteomic-expression-changes-in-large-cerebral-arteries-after-experimental-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-in-rat-are-regulated-by-the-mek-erk1-2-pathway
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Anne H Müller, Alistair V G Edwards, Martin R Larsen, Janne Nielsen, Karin Warfvinge, Gro K Povlsen, Lars Edvinsson
Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is a serious clinical condition where leakage of blood into the subarachnoid space causes an acute rise in intracranial pressure and reduces cerebral blood flow, which may lead to delayed cerebral ischemia and poor outcome. In experimental SAH, we have previously shown that the outcome can be significantly improved by early inhibition of the MAPK/ERK kinase/extracellular signal-regulated kinase (MEK/ERK1/2) pathway. The aim of this study was to apply mass spectrometry to investigate the overall late effects of experimental SAH on cerebrovascular protein expression...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience: MN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740980/micro-engineered-perfusable-3d-vasculatures-for-cardiovascular-diseases
#2
Nishanth Venugopal Menon, Hui Min Tay, Soon Nan Wee, King Ho Holden Li, Han Wei Hou
Vessel geometries in microengineered in vitro vascular models are important to recapitulate a pathophysiological microenvironment for the study of flow-induced endothelial dysfunction and inflammation in cardiovascular diseases. Herein, we present a simple and novel extracellular matrix (ECM) hydrogel patterning method to create perfusable vascularized microchannels of different geometries based on the concept of capillary burst valve (CBV). No surface modification is necessary and the method is suitable for different ECM types including collagen, matrigel and fibrin...
July 25, 2017: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740639/rgd-peptide-and-graphene-oxide-co-functionalized-plga-nanofiber-scaffolds-for-vascular-tissue-engineering
#3
Yong Cheol Shin, Jeonghyo Kim, Sung Eun Kim, Su-Jin Song, Suck Won Hong, Jin-Woo Oh, Jaebeom Lee, Jong-Chul Park, Suong-Hyu Hyon, Dong-Wook Han
In recent years, much research has been suggested and examined for the development of tissue engineering scaffolds to promote cellular behaviors. In our study, RGD peptide and graphene oxide (GO) co-functionalized poly(lactide-co-glycolide, PLGA) (RGD-GO-PLGA) nanofiber mats were fabricated via electrospinning, and their physicochemical and thermal properties were characterized to explore their potential as biofunctional scaffolds for vascular tissue engineering. Scanning electron microscopy images revealed that the RGD-GO-PLGA nanofiber mats were readily fabricated and composed of random-oriented electrospun nanofibers with average diameter of 558 nm...
June 2017: Regenerative Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740544/interleukin-32%C3%AE-inhibits-endothelial-inflammation-vascular-smooth-muscle-cell-activation-and-atherosclerosis-by-upregulating-timp3-and-reck-through-suppressing-microrna-205-biogenesis
#4
Dong Ju Son, Yu Yeon Jung, Young Sik Seo, Heonyong Park, Dong Hun Lee, Sanghyeon Kim, Yoon-Seok Roh, Sang Bae Han, Do Young Yoon, Jin Tae Hong
Interleukin-32 (IL-32) is a multifaceted cytokine that promotes inflammation and regulates vascular endothelial cell behavior. Although some IL-32 isoforms have been reported to contribute to vascular inflammation and atherosclerosis, the functional role of IL-32α in vascular inflammation and atherogenesis has not been studied. Methods: IL-32α function was assessed in cells with transient IL-32α overexpression or treated with recombinant human IL-32α by western blotting and mRNA expression analysis. Vascular smooth muscle cell (VSMC) proliferation and migration was examined by BrdU incorporation and wound healing assays, respectively...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739721/a-preclinical-study-of-cell-seeded-tubularized-scaffolds-specially-secreting-ll37-for-reconstruction-of-long-urethral-defects
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Yongwei Li, Jitao Wu, Fan Feng, Changping Men, Diandong Yang, Zhenli Gao, Zhe Zhu, Yuanshan Cui, Hongwei Zhao
AIM: We constructed a new artificial, long tubular acellular matrix, seeded with autologous progenitor cells transfected with the sequence to produce the antibiotic peptide LL37 and another two common seeding cells, which might be adopted for patients requiring repair of long segment of the urethra. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Autologous endothelial progenitor cells transfected by lentiviral vectors expressing antibiotic peptide LL37, as well as urothelial and smooth muscle cells from New Zealand white male rabbits, were cultured and seeded onto preconfigured acellular collagen-based tubular matrices (3 cm in length)...
August 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739472/toll-like-receptor-4-signaling-improved-the-migration-of-sca-1-stem-progenitor-cells
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Ying Huang, Chunya Zhang, Jinghua Shen, Xiaogang Zhang, Jianqing Du, Daifu Zhang
Atherosclerosis is considered as a chronic inflammatory process, during which macrophages and smooth muscle cells migrate into the vascular wall intima to initiate atherogenesis. Stem/progenitor cells (SPCs) have been demonstrated as a new source of monocytes/macrophages and smooth muscle cells (SMCs). However, the regulation of SPCs migration into atherosclerotic initiation sites to produce macrophages and SMCs in-situis not fully elucidated. As toll-like receptor (TLRs) signaling plays essential role in migration of immunocytes, we wanted to explore the expression and function of TLRs in SPCs in detail...
July 21, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736262/bdnf-a-key-player-in-cardiovascular-system
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Ewa Pius-Sadowska, Bogusław Machaliński
Neurotrophins (NTs) were first identified as target-derived survival factors for neurons of the central and peripheral nervous system (PNS). They are known to control neural cell fate, development and function. Independently of their neuronal properties, NTs exert unique cardiovascular activity. The heart is innervated by sensory, sympathetic and parasympathetic neurons, which require NTs during early development and in the establishment of mature properties, contributing to the maintenance of cardiovascular homeostasis...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736025/locally-transplanted-cd34-bone-marrow-derived-cells-contribute-to-vascular-healing-after-vascular-injury
#8
S Ananthaseshan, M K Grudzinska, K Bojakowski, E Kurzejamska, Z Gaciong, C Söderberg-Nauclér, P Religa
INTRODUCTION: Vascular progenitor cells contribute to repair of injured vasculature. In this study, we aimed to investigate the role of bone marrow-derived cells in the intimal formation after arterial injury. METHODS AND RESULTS: Balloon injury of the femoral artery of wild-type mice was followed by local delivery of bone marrow-derived cells from GFP transgenic mice. The arteries were collected 1, 4, 7, and 14 days after injury and studied for morphology, localization, and phenotypes of delivered cells...
July 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735672/cutaneous-angiolymphoid-hyperplasia-in-a-dog
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M Michishita, Y Katori, H Sasaki, R D Obara, R Furumoto, M Kato, R Nakahira, H Yoshimura, S Soeta, T Ishiwata, K Takahashi
A 5-year-old male miniature dachshund was presented with a dermal nodule on the left forelimb that increased to 5 mm in diameter over a 2-month period. Grossly, the nodule was firm, and both the external and cut surfaces were homogeneously pale pink in colour. Microscopically, the nodule was comprised of mainly plump endothelial cells and inflammatory cells; among the latter, lymphocytes were predominant, with few scattered plasma cells, mast cells and macrophages. Lymphoid follicles with germinal centres were often observed...
July 2017: Journal of Comparative Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735290/membrane-tethered-metalloproteinase-expressed-by-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells-limits-the-progression-of-proliferative-atherosclerotic-lesions
#10
Richard H Barnes, Takeshi Akama, Miina K Öhman, Moon-Sook Woo, Julian Bahr, Stephen J Weiss, Daniel T Eitzman, Tae-Hwa Chun
BACKGROUND: The MMP (matrix metalloproteinase) family plays diverse and critical roles in directing vascular wall remodeling in atherosclerosis. Unlike secreted-type MMPs, a member of the membrane-type MMP family, MT1-MMP (membrane-type 1 MMP; MMP14), mediates pericellular extracellular matrix degradation that is indispensable for maintaining physiological extracellular matrix homeostasis. However, given the premature mortality exhibited by MT1-MMP-null mice, the potential role of the proteinase in atherogenesis remains elusive...
July 22, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733035/mir-18a-5p-inhibits-endothelial-mesenchymal-transition-and-cardiac-fibrosis-through-the-notch2-pathway
#11
Huazhi Geng, Jun Guan
Hyperglycemia plays a crucial role in the pathogenesis of diabetic complications; however, the mechanisms underlying diabetic cardiac fibrosis remain unclear. Endothelial cells are known to contribute to cardiac fibrosis through endothelial-mesenchymal transition (EndMT) under high glucose stimulation. Here we investigated the expression of miR-18a-5p and examined its functional role in human aortic valvular endothelial cells (HAVECs). Using HAVECs, we revealed that miR-18a-5p regulated high glucose-induced EndMT...
July 18, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732170/angiotensin-ii-receptors-modulation-of-calcium-homeostasis-in-human-vascular-endothelial-cells
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Maud Kamal, Danielle Jacques, Ghassan Bkaily
Angiotensin II (AngII) plays an important role in the regulation of vascular smooth muscle function. However, little is known about AngII and its receptors AT1 (AT1R) and AT2 (AT2R) and their modulation of intracellular calcium in vascular endothelial cells (VECs) in general and more particularly of human origin. Using western blots, our results showed that AT1Rs and AT2Rs are present in human VECs (hVECs). Using quantitative 3D confocal imaging, our results showed that AngII is present at the cytoplasmic and nucleoplasmic levels and its relative density is lower in the nucleoplasm...
July 21, 2017: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731505/calcium-calmodulin-dependent-kinase-2-camkii-mediates-epac-induced-spontaneous-transient-outward-currents-stocs-in-rat-vascular-smooth-muscle
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Edward S A Humphries, Tomoko Kamishima, John M Quayle, Caroline Dart
Activation of the major cAMP effector, exchange protein directly activated by cAMP (Epac), induces vascular smooth muscle relaxation by increasing the activity of ryanodine (RyR)-sensitive release channels on the peripheral sarcoplasmic reticulum. Resultant Ca(2+) sparks activate plasma membrane Ca(2+) -activated K(+) (BKCa ) channels, evoking spontaneous transient outward currents (STOCs) that hyperpolarize the cell and reduce voltage-dependent Ca(2+) entry. In this study we investigate the mechanism by which Epac increases STOC activity...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731157/curcumin-prevents-lipopolysaccharide-induced-matrix-metalloproteinase%C3%A2-2-activity-via-the-ras-mek1-2-signaling-pathway-in-rat-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells
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Yi Zhong, Jian Feng, Jiafu Li, Zhongcai Fan
The aim of the present study was to examine the effect of curcumin treatment on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced matrix metalloproteinase‑2 (MMP‑2) activity, and assess whether the effects are mediated by the Ras/mitogen‑activated protein kinase kinase 1/2 (MEK1/2) signaling pathway in vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs). VSMCs were isolated from male Sprague‑Dawley rats. Protein expression levels were analyzed by western blotting. The activity of MMP‑2 was measured with gelatin zymography, and an electrophoretic mobility shift assay was used to detect the DNA binding activity of nuclear factor‑κB (NF‑κB)...
July 20, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727921/effect-of-lysophosphatidylglycerol-on-intracellular-free-ca2-concentration-in-a10-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells
#15
Ying Zhang, Jing-Dian Zhang, Ming-Qin Zhu, Ming Zhang, Yan-Jun Xu, Li Cui, Naranjan S Dhalla
Although plasma levels of lysophosphatidylglycerol (LPG) are increased in hypertension, its role in the pathogenesis of vascular defects is not clear. In view of the importance of Ca2+-overload in causing vascular smooth muscle (VSM) dysfunction, the action of LPG on [Ca2+]i in cultured A10 VSM cell line was examined by using Fura 2-AM acetoxymethyl ester technique. LPG was found to induce a concentration-dependent increase in [Ca2+]i in VSM cells. This change was dependent both on the extracellular and intracellular Ca2+ sources as it was reduced by 30% by EGTA, an extracellular Ca2+ chelator, and 70% by tharpsigargin, a sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) Ca2+-pump inhibitor...
July 20, 2017: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727149/aortic-microcalcification-associates-with-elastin-fragmentation-in-marfan-syndrome
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Shaynah A Wanga, Stijntje Hibender, Yanto Ridwan, Cindy van Roomen, Mariska Vos, Ingeborg van der Made, Nicole van Vliet, Romy Franken, Luigi Amjg van Riel, Maarten Groenink, Aeilko H Zwinderman, Barbara Jm Mulder, Carlie Jm de Vries, Jeroen Essers, Vivian de Waard
Marfan syndrome (MFS) is a connective tissue disorder, in which aortic rupture is the major cause of death. MFS patients with an aortic diameter below the advised limit for prophylactic surgery (<5cm) may unexpectedly experience an aortic dissection or rupture, despite yearly monitoring. Hence, there is a clear need for improved prognostic markers to predict such aortic events. We hypothesize that elastin fragments play a causal role in aortic calcification in MFS and that microcalcification serves as a marker for aortic disease severity...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726976/absence-of-transforming-growth-factor-beta-1-in-murine-platelets-reduces-neointima-formation-without-affecting-arterial-thrombosis
#17
Katrin Schaefer, Eva Schütz, Magdalena L Bochenek, Dennis R Riehl, Markus Bosmann, Thomas Münzel, Stavros Konstantinides, Katrin Schäfer
Platelet degranulation at the site of vascular injury prevents bleeding and may affect the chronic vascular wound healing response. Transforming Growth Factor (TGF)-β1 is a major component of platelet α-granules known to accumulating in thrombi. It was our aim to determine the role of TGFβ1 released from activated platelets for neointima formation following arterial injury and thrombosis. Mice with platelet-specific deletion of TGFβ1 (Plt.TGFβ-KO) underwent carotid artery injury. Immunoassays confirmed the absence of active TGFβ1 in platelet releasates and plasma of Plt...
July 20, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726347/md2-blockage-protects-obesity-induced-vascular-remodeling-via-activating-ampk-nrf2
#18
Lintao Wang, Jibo Han, Peiren Shan, Shengban You, Xuemei Chen, Yiyi Jin, Jingying Wang, Weijian Huang, Yi Wang, Guang Liang
OBJECTIVE: Obesity and increased free fatty acid (FFA) levels are tightly linked with vascular oxidative stress and remodeling. Myeloid differentiation 2 (MD2), an important protein in innate immunity, is requisite for endotoxin lipopolysaccharide responsiveness. This study shows that palmitic acid (PA) also bonds to MD2, initiating cardiac inflammatory injury. However, it is not clear whether MD2 plays a role in noninflammatory systems such as obesity- and FFA-related oxidative stress involved in vascular remodeling and injury...
July 20, 2017: Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724653/haplodeficiency-of-ataxia-telangiectasia-mutated-accelerates-heart-failure-after-myocardial-infarction
#19
Lixin Jia, Wenmei Zhang, Youcai Ma, Boya Chen, Yan Liu, Chunmei Piao, Yuan Wang, Min Yang, Tingting Liu, Junmeng Zhang, Taotao Li, Shaoping Nie, Jie Du
BACKGROUND: Cell senescence is involved in the process of organ damage and repair; however, the underlying molecular mechanism needs to be further explored. METHODS AND RESULTS: Senescence-related genes (ie, p21, p53, and ataxia telangiectasia mutated [ATM]) were shown to be elevated after myocardial infarction (MI) in both mouse and human hearts. Ten- to 12-week-old male wild-type littermates (ATM(+/+)) and ATM heterozygous mice (ATM(+/-)) were subjected to MI...
July 19, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723729/wnt-signaling-in-cardiovascular-disease-opportunities-and-challenges
#20
Austin Gay, Dwight A Towler
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Cardiometabolic diseases increasingly afflict our aging, dysmetabolic population. Complex signals regulating low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein (LRP) and frizzled protein family members - the plasma membrane receptors for the cadre of Wnt polypeptide morphogens - contribute to the control of cardiovascular homeostasis. RECENT FINDINGS: Both canonical (β-catenin-dependent) and noncanonical (β-catenin-independent) Wnt signaling programs control vascular smooth muscle (VSM) cell phenotypic modulation in cardiometabolic disease...
July 18, 2017: Current Opinion in Lipidology
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