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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925467/effects-of-rosuvastatin-on-pentraxin-3-level-and-platelet-aggregation-rate-in-elderly-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction-undergoing-elective-interventional-therapy-a-double-blind-controlled-study
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Y-H Li, L-H Wang, Q Li, D-W Yu, Y-S Gai, S-X Cai, F Tian, H-Y Zhou
OBJECTIVE: To investigate clinical effects of rosuvastatin on blood lipid levels, hemorheological profiles, vascular endothelial function, pentraxin 3 (PTX-3) level, the number of granule membrane glycoprotein (GMP-140) molecules and platelet aggregation rate in elderly patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) undergoing elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Total of 120 elderly patients admitted with AMI undergoing elective PCI from July 2014 to January 2016 were selected...
August 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922718/tanshinone-iia-protects-against-chronic-intermittent-hypoxia-induced-myocardial-injury-via-activating-the-endothelin-1-pathway
#2
Na Wang, Yue Chang, Lingling Chen, Ya-Jing Guo, Ya-Shuo Zhao, Qiu-Hong Guo, En-Sheng Ji
Tanshinone IIA (Tan IIA) may exert significant protective effects against heart oxidative stress damage in obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) syndrome. Chronic intermittent hypoxia (CIH)-triggered left ventricular dysfunction is used in a rat model to mimic CIH in OSA patients. 48 rats were randomly divided into three groups: normal control (NC) group, CIH group and CIH+Tan IIA group with 16 rats in each group. At the end of experiment (day 21), the blood pressure, Plasma ET-1 and NO content, hemodynamic indexes, heart histology, myocardial apoptosis as well as the expression of eNOS, ET-1, ETA receptor and ETB receptor were compared among different groups...
September 13, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914129/maternal-high-fat-diet-programs-cerebrovascular-remodeling-in-adult-rat-offspring
#3
ChengCheng Lin, XiaoYun Wu, YuLei Zhou, Bei Shao, XiaoTing Niu, WanLi Zhang, YuanShao Lin
Maternal environmental factors such as diet have consequences on later health of the offspring. We found that maternal high-fat diet (HFD) exposure renders adult offspring brain more susceptible to ischemic injury. The present study was further to investigate whether HFD consumption during rat pregnancy and lactation influences the cerebral vasculature in adult male offspring. Besides the endothelial damage observed in the transmission electron microscopy, the MCAs of offspring from fat-fed dams fed with control diet (HFD/C) also displayed increased wall thickness and media/lumen ratio, suggesting that cerebrovascular hypertrophy or hyperplasia occurs...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898586/transcerebral-net-exchange-of-vasoactive-peptides-and-catecholamines-during-lipopolysaccharide-induced-systemic-inflammation-in-healthy-humans
#4
Ronan M G Berg, Sarah Taudorf, Damian Miles Bailey, Rasmus Holmboe Dahl, Carsten Lundby, Kirsten Møller
The systemic inflammatory response triggered by lipopolysaccharide (LPS) is associated with cerebral vasoconstriction, but the underlying mechanisms are unknown. We therefore examined whether a four-hour intravenous LPS infusion (0.3 ng kg<sup>-1</sup>) induces any changes in the transcerebral net exchange of the vasoactive peptides endothelin-1 (ET-1) and calcitonin-gene related peptide (CGRP) and catecholamines in human volunteers. Cerebral blood flow was measured by the Kety-Schmidt technique, and paired arterial-to-jugular venous blood samples were obtained for estimating the transcerebral exchange of ET-1, CGRP and catecholamines by the Fick principle in twelve volunteers before and after LPS...
September 12, 2017: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891448/a-special-focus-on-selexipag-treatment-of-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Louise Marqvard Sørensen, Markus Wehland, Marcus Krüger, Ulf Simonsen, Mohamed Zakaria Nassef, Manfred Infanger, Daniela Grimm
BACKGROUND: This review focuses on the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) with selexipag and compares its drug-related therapeutic effects with those of prostacyclin analogues. METHODS: We searched the relevant literature and summarized the current clinical trials concerning selexipag and PAH. RESULTS: With only few cases per million, PAH is a rare disease, but when untreated it can be life threatening. PAH is linked to elevated levels of endothelin (ET-1) and decreased levels of nitric oxide (NO) and prostacyclin (PGI2)...
September 7, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888922/microrna-20a-participates-in-the-aerobic-exercise-based-prevention-of-coronary-artery-disease-by-targeting-pten
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Dongwei Wang, Yi Wang, Juan Ma, Wenping Wang, Bingbing Sun, Tengfei Zheng, Ming Wei, Yangli Sun
BACKGROUND: Exercise can reduce the coronary artery disease (CAD) incidence. MiRNA-20a has been reported to distinctly expressed after sustain physical activity. However, its expression and regulation pattern in CAD model with or without exercise has not been reported. OBJECTIVE: In present study, we aim to investigate regulatory mechanism of miR-20a in exercise-associated reduced-CAD incidence and miR-20a-dependent signaling pathways. METHODS: Eight weeks old male ApoE/LDLR double knock out mice were recruited for this study...
September 7, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886122/alteration-of-endothelin-1-mcp-1-and-chromogranin-a-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-undergoing-pulmonary-vein-isolation
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K Lackermair, S Clauss, T Voigt, I Klier, C Summo, B Hildebrand, T Nickel, H L Estner, S Kääb, R Wakili, U Wilbert-Lampen
BACKGROUND: The relation between arrhythmias and stress is known. The aim of our current study was to elucidate whether plasma levels of previously described stress parameters are altered in highly symptomatic patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) per se and in patients undergoing ablation therapy by pulmonary vein isolation (PVI). METHODS: 96 patients with AF undergoing PVI were recruited. Plasma levels of Endothelin-1 (ET-1), MCP-1 and Chromogranin-A (CGA) were measured before and three months after ablation completed with clinical follow-up with respect to AF recurrence...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883884/itraq-based-quantitative-proteomics-analysis-of-the-protective-effect-of-yinchenwuling-powder-on-hyperlipidemic-rats
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Zheyu Zhang, Wenbo Wang, Ling Jin, Xin Cao, Gonghui Jian, Ning Wu, Xia Xu, Ye Yao, Dongsheng Wang
Yinchenwuling powder (YCL) is an effective traditional Chinese medicine formula to modulate lipid levels. In this study, we established hyperlipidemic rat models and treated them with YCL. The serum concentrations of lipid, malondialdehyde (MDA), endothelin-1 (ET-1), and calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) were measured. Adventitia-free vascular proteins between hyperlipidemic rats and YCL-treated rats were identified using iTRAQ-based quantitative proteomics research approach. Proteins with 1.3-fold difference were analyzed through bioinformatics, and proteomic results were verified by Western blot...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865353/mechanisms-involved-in-facial-heat-hyperalgesia-induced-by-endothelin-1-in-female-rats
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Rafael Fernandes de Souza, Luana Lechenakoski de Oliveira, Carina Fernanda Mattedi Nones, Renata Cristiane Dos Reis, Erika Ivanna Araya, Caroline Machado Kopruszinski, Giles Alexander Rae, Juliana Geremias Chichorro
OBJECTIVE: Pronociceptive responses to endothelins in the trigeminal system seem to be mediated by ETA and ETB receptors, which have been shown to be expressed in neurons of the trigeminal ganglion of humans and rats. The present study aimed to evaluate the ability of endothelin-1 (ET-1) to induce facial heat hyperalgesia in female rats, the contribution of ETA and ETB receptors to this response, as well as the mechanisms underlying heat hyperalgesia induced by ET-1. DESIGN: ET-1 (100pmol/50μL) was injected into the upper lip and heat hyperalgesia was evaluated for up to 6h...
August 30, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857396/hyperphosphatemia-induces-senescence-in-human-endothelial-cells-by-increasing-endothelin-1-production
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Gemma Olmos, Patricia Martínez-Miguel, Elena Alcalde-Estevez, Diana Medrano, Patricia Sosa, Leocadio Rodríguez-Mañas, Manuel Naves-Diaz, Diego Rodríguez-Puyol, María Piedad Ruiz-Torres, Susana López-Ongil
Hyperphosphatemia is related to some pathologies, affecting vascular cell behavior. This work analyzes whether high concentration of extracellular phosphate induces endothelial senescence through up-regulation of endothelin-1 (ET-1), exploring the mechanisms involved. The phosphate donor β-glycerophosphate (BGP) in human endothelial cells increased ET-1 production, endothelin-converting enzyme-1 (ECE-1) protein, and mRNA expression, which depend on the AP-1 activation through ROS production. In parallel, BGP also induced endothelial senescence by increasing p16 expression and the senescence-associated β-galactosidase (SA-ß-GAL) activity...
August 31, 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855918/effects-of-a-long-acting-formulation-of-octreotide-on-patients-with-portal-hypertension
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Pei-Jing Cui, Jing Yao, Yin Zhu, Zheng-Yun Zhang, Jun Yang
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine whether the treatment of a long-acting formulation of octreotide (OCT-LAR) exerted a similar effect on improving the prognosis of patients with portal hypertension compared with placement of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts (TIPSs). METHODS: A total of 24 patients with portal hypertension who underwent TIPS placement or OCT-LAR treatment from January 2010 to January 2015 were reviewed. Hemodynamic studies, biological values, live functions, and treatment complications before and during the treatment were evaluated...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840836/predictive-ability-of-circulating-osteoprotegerin-as-a-novel-biomarker-for-early-detection-of-acute-kidney-injury-induced-by-sepsis
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Mona Schaalan, Waleed Mohamed
Though significant progress has been made towards new diagnostic approaches for early detection of acute kidney injury (AKI) induced by different factors, there is still an urgent demand for a more specific and predictive biomarker for each type. The aim of this study is to unravel the potential diagnostic utility of circulating osteoprotegerin (OPG) in septic patients who developed AKI in the ICU, compared to cystatin C (a renal function maker) and KIM-1 (a kidney damage marker). Eighty patients (male = 43, female = 37) with ages ranging from 42 to 46 years and with sepsis, 40 of whom developed AKI, and 30 healthy controls were enrolled in this prospective study...
June 1, 2017: European Cytokine Network
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840593/a-pilot-study-with-flow-mediated-skin-fluorescence-a-novel-device-to-assess-microvascular-endothelial-function-in-coronary-artery-disease
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Maria Tarnawska, Karolina Dorniak, Mariusz Kaszubowski, Maria Dudziak, Marcin Hellmann
BACKGROUND: Endothelial dysfunction is one of the earliest vascular manifestations in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease. Noninvasive, simple and inexpensive methods of endothelial function assessment are therefore needed. METHODS: Microvascular endothelial function was assessed in coronary artery disease (CAD) patients by flow mediated skin fluorescence (FMSF), based on measurements of NADH fluorescence intensity during brachial artery occlusion (ischemic response [IRmax]) and immediately after occlusion (hyperemic response [HRmax])...
August 25, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831601/endothelin-1-%C3%AE-klotho-25-oh-vit-d-levels-and-severity-of-disease-in-scleroderma-patients
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Mehrzad Hajialilo, Parisa Noorabadi, Sepideh Tahsini Tekantapeh, Aida Malek Mahdavi
Considering the role of endothelin-1 (ET-1) in tissue remodeling and fibrosis during the development of scleroderma as well as the effect of α-Klotho in pathogenesis of calcinosis and/or endothelial cell injury and its correlation with severity of disease, this study aimed to evaluate serum ET-1, α-Klotho and 25(OH) vitamin D levels in patients with limited and diffuse scleroderma compared to healthy subjects. In this cross-sectional study, 60 scleroderma patients according to the ACR/EULAR 2013 criteria and 60 age- and sex-matched healthy controls were included...
August 22, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830679/angeli-s-salt-a-nitroxyl-anion-donor-reverses-endothelin-1-mediated-vascular-dysfunction-in-murine-aorta
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Brandi M Wynne, Hicham Labazi, Zidonia N Carneiro, Rita C Tostes, R Clinton Webb
Nitroglycerin (Gtn) is a treatment for cardiovascular patients due to its vasodilatory actions, but induces tolerance when given chronically. A proposed mechanism is the superoxide (O2(-))-oxidative stress hypothesis, which suggests that Gtn increases O2(-) production. Nitric oxide (NO) exists in three different redox states; the protonated, reduced state, nitroxyl anion (HNO) is an emerging candidate in vascular regulation. HNO is resistant to scavenging and of particular interest in conditions where high levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS) exist...
August 19, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830211/rhodiola-crenulata-attenuates-high-glucose-induced-endothelial-dysfunction-in-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells
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Li-Yen Huang, I-Chuan Yen, Wei-Cheng Tsai, Blerina Ahmetaj-Shala, Tsu-Chung Chang, Chien-Sung Tsai, Shih-Yu Lee
Rhodiola crenulata root extract (RCE), a traditional Chinese medicine, has been shown to regulate glucose and lipid metabolism via the AMPK pathway in high glucose (HG) conditions. However, the effect of RCE on HG-induced endothelial dysfunction remains unclear. The present study was designed to examine the effects and mechanisms of RCE against hyperglycemic insult in endothelial cells. Human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) were pretreated with or without RCE and then exposed to 33[Formula: see text]mM HG medium...
August 22, 2017: American Journal of Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827028/the-s1p1-receptor-selective-agonist-cym-5442-protects-retinal-ganglion-cells-in-endothelin-1-induced-retinal-ganglion-cell-loss
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Román Blanco, Gema Martínez-Navarrete, Francisco J Valiente-Soriano, Marcelino Avilés-Trigueros, Consuelo Pérez-Rico, Ana Serrano-Puebla, Patricia Boya, Eduardo Fernández, Manuel Vidal-Sanz, Pedro de la Villa
We investigated the feasibility and efficacy of using a specific sphingosine 1-phosphate (S1P1) receptor agonist, CYM-5442, to slow or block retinal ganglion cell (RGC) loss in endothelin-1 (ET-1) induced RGC loss. A single intravitreal injection of ET-1 (20pmol/ul), a potent vasoactive peptide that produces retinal vessels vasoconstriction, was used to induce and characterize RGC-specific cell death. CYM-5442 (1 mgr/kg) or vehicle was administered intraperitoneally for five consecutive days after ET-1-induced RGC loss...
August 4, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821279/genetic-deletion-of-mglu2-metabotropic-glutamate-receptors-improves-the-short-term-outcome-of-cerebral-transient-focal-ischemia
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Federica Mastroiacovo, Slavianka Moyanova, Milena Cannella, Anderson Gaglione, Remy Verhaeghe, Giovanna Bozza, Michele Madonna, Marta Motolese, Anna Traficante, Barbara Riozzi, Valeria Bruno, Giuseppe Battaglia, David Lodge, Ferdinando Nicoletti
We have recently shown that pharmacological blockade of mGlu2 metabotropic glutamate receptors protects vulnerable neurons in the 4-vessel occlusion model of transient global ischemia, whereas receptor activation amplifies neuronal death. This raised the possibility that endogenous activation of mGlu2 receptors contributes to the pathophysiology of ischemic neuronal damage. Here, we examined this possibility using two models of transient focal ischemia: (i) the monofilament model of middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) in mice, and (ii) the model based on intracerebral infusion of endothelin-1 (Et-1) in rats...
August 18, 2017: Molecular Brain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820947/dysregulated-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-and-matrix-metalloproteinase-in-ethanol-induced-cavernosal-dysfunction
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Jaqueline Jóice Muniz, Leticia Nogueira Leite, Riccardo Lacchini, Jose E Tanus-Santos, Carlos Renato Tirapelli
We evaluated the effects of ethanol consumption on the mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPK) and metalloproteinases (MMP) pathways in the rat cavernosal smooth muscle (CSM). Male Wistar rats were treated with ethanol (20% vol./vol.) for six weeks. Quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction experiments showed that ethanol consumption did not alter mRNA levels of p38MAPK, SAPK/JNK, ERK1/2, MMP-2 or MMP-9 in the rat CSM. Western immunoblotting experiments revealed decreased protein expression of p38MAPK and phosphorylation of SAPK/JNK in the CSM from ethanol-treated rats...
August 18, 2017: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819776/tongxinluo-capsule-for-cardiac-syndrome-x-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Hui-Min Mao, Mi Liu, Hua Qu, Li-Qiong Wang, Da-Zhuo Shi
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of Tongxinluo Capsule (, TXL) for patients with cardiac syndrome X (CSX). METHODS: Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) regarding TXL in the treatment of CSX were searched in Chinese Biomedicine Literature Database, China National Knowledge Infrastructure, Chinese Scientific Journal Database, Wanfang Database, PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trial, websites of the Chinese and International Clinical Trial Registry platform up to June 30, 2015...
August 17, 2017: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
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