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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918956/the-injury-of-fine-particulate-matter-from-cooking-oil-fumes-on-umbilical-cord-blood-vessels-in-vitro
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Lijuan Hou, Jian Zhang, Chao Zhang, Yachun Xu, Xiaoxia Zhu, Cijiang Yao, Ying Liu, Tao Li, Jiyu Cao
Cooking oil fumes (COFs) derived PM2.5 is the major source of indoor air pollution in Asia. For this, a pregnant rat model within different doses of cooking oil fumes (COFs) derived PM2.5 was established in pregnancy in our research. Our previous studies have showed that exposure to COFs-derived PM2.5 was related to adverse pregnancy outcomes. However, the mechanisms of signaling pathways remain unknown. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the underlying mechanisms induced by COFs-derived PM2.5 injury on umbilical cord blood vessels (UCs) in vitro...
November 21, 2016: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918632/copper-zinc-thiolate-complexes-as-potential-molecular-precursors-for-copper-zinc-tin-sulfide-czts
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Daniel Fuhrmann, Stefan Dietrich, Harald Krautscheid
Five copper zinc thiolate complexes [(iPr3PCu)2(ZnEt2)(edt)]2 (1-Et), [(iPr3PCu)2(Zn(iPr)2)(edt)]2 (1-iPr), [(iPr3PCu)4(edt)2(ZnMe2)]2 (2), [(iPr3PCu)3(ZnPh2)(ZnPh)(edt)2]2 (3) and [(iPr3PCu)2Zn2(edt)3]6 (4) were prepared by the reaction of [(iPr3PCu)2(edt)]2 with ZnR2 (R = Me, Et, Ph, iPr) with or without addition of ethanedithiol (edt2- = ethane-1,2-dithiolate). The molecular structures of these complexes were determined by single crystal X-ray diffraction. The ethanedithiolate ligands coordinate in µ3-eta1:eta2:eta1 (2, 4), µ4-eta1:eta1:eta2:eta1 (1-R, 3) and µ5-eta1:eta1:eta2:eta1:eta1 (2) bridging mode, each sulfur atom binds to two or three metal atoms...
December 5, 2016: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914527/prophylactic-effects-of-alkaloids-from-ba-lotus-seeds-on-l-nna-induced-hypertension-in-mice
#3
Peng Sun, Kai Zhu, Cun Wang, Wei-Wei Liu, De-Guang Peng, Xin Zhao
Alkaloids from Ba lotus seeds (ABLS) are a kind of important functional compounds in lotus seeds. The present study was designed to determine its hypertension prophylactic effects in the L-NNA-induced mouse hypertension model. The mice were treated with ABLS, the serum and tissues levels of NO, MDA, ET-1, VEGF, and CGRP were determined using the experimental kits, the mRNA levels of various genes in the heart muscle and blood vessel tissues were further determined by RT-PCR assay. ABLS could reduce the systolic blood pressure (SBP), mean blood pressure (MBP), and diastolic blood pressure (DBP), compared to that of the model control group...
November 2016: Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910812/inflammatory-markers-associated-with-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm
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Sarah Lindberg, Moncef Zarrouk, Jan Holst, Anders Gottsäter
PURPOSE: Inflammation with leukocytic infiltration, degradation of extracellular matrix (ECM), and depletion of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMC) are pathological hallmarks of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). The aim of this study was to further evaluate relationships between AAA and inflammatory biomarkers, interleukin-6 (IL-6), tumour necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), endothelin-1 (ET-1) and soluble urokinase-type plasminogen activator receptor (suPAR), by comparing levels in 65-year-old men with and without AAA at ultrasound screening...
September 1, 2016: European Cytokine Network
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909229/vascular-function-and-endothelin-1-tipping-the-balance-between-vasodilation-and-vasoconstriction
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Steven K Nishiyama, Jia Zhao, D Walter Wray, Russell S Richardson
Endothelin-1 (ET-1), a potent vasoconstrictor secreted by vascular endothelial cells, has been implicated in the pathophysiology of numerous cardiovascular diseases, yet the direct impact of ET-1 on vascular function remains unclear. Therefore, in seven young (23 ± 1 years) healthy subjects, we investigated the effect of an intra-arterial infusion of ET-1 on reactive hyperemia (RH) and flow-mediated dilation (FMD) in the popliteal artery following 5-min of suprasystolic cuff occlusion. ET-1 infusion significantly attenuated basal leg blood flow (Control: 62 ± 4 ml/min, ET-1: 47 ± 9 ml/min), RH (area-under-curve, AUC) (Control: 162 ± 15 ml, ET-1: 104 ± 16 ml), and peak RH (Control: 572 ± 51 ml/min, ET-1: 412 ± 32 ml/min) (P < 0...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905989/the-histone-deacetylase-inhibitor-sodium-butyrate-exhibits-neuroprotective-effects-for-ischemic-stroke-in-middle-aged-female-rats
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Min Jung Park, Farida Sohrabji
BACKGROUND: Sodium butyrate (NaB) is a histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor exhibiting anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective effects in a rat ischemic model of stroke as well as a myocardial ischemia model. Although clinical evidence shows that older women are at higher risk for stroke occurrence and greater stroke severity, no studies have evaluated the effectiveness of NaB either in females or in older animals. METHODS: To determine the effects of NaB on stroke in older females, acyclic middle-aged Sprague-Dawley female rats (9-11 months old, constant diestrus) were subject to middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAo) by intracerebral injection of recombinant endothelin-1...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905299/lack-of-an-apparent-role-for-endothelin-1-in-the-prolonged-reduction-in-renal-perfusion-following-severe-unilateral-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-the-mouse
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Erika I Boesen
Therapeutic approaches to block the progression from acute kidney injury to chronic kidney disease are currently lacking. Endothelin-1 (ET-1) is a powerful vasoconstrictor, induced by hypoxia, and previously implicated in renal ischemia-reperfusion (IR) injury. This study tested the hypothesis that blunting the vascular influence of ET-1, either through endothelin ETA receptor blockade (ABT-627) or vascular endothelial cell deletion of ET-1 (VEET KO), would improve recovery of renal perfusion and repair of injury following a severe ischemic insult in mice (45 min unilateral renal ischemia)...
November 2016: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905105/endothelin-1-et-1-stimulates-carboxy-terminal-smad2-phosphorylation-in-vascular-endothelial-cells-by-a-mechanism-dependent-on-et-receptors-and-de-novo-protein-synthesis
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Narges Sharifat, Ghorban Mohammad Zadeh, Mohammad-Ali Ghaffari, Parisa Dayati, Danielle Kamato, Peter J Little, Hossein Babaahmadi-Rezaei
OBJECTIVE: G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) agonists through their receptors can transactivate protein tyrosine kinase receptors such as epidermal growth factor receptor and serine/threonine kinase receptors most notably transforming growth factor (TGF)-β receptor (TβRI). This signalling mechanism represents a major expansion in the cellular outcomes attributable to GPCR signalling. This study addressed the role and mechanisms involved in GPCR agonist, endothelin-1 (ET-1)-mediated transactivation of the TβRI in bovine aortic endothelial cells (BAECs)...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903510/vitamin-d-supplementation-reduces-some-at1-aa-induced-downstream-targets-implicated-in-preeclampsia-including-hypertension
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Jessica L Faulkner, Lorena M Amaral, Denise C Cornelius, Mark W Cunningham, Tarek Ibrahim, Autumn Heep, Nathan Campbell, Nathan Usry, Kedra Wallace, Florian Herse, Ralf Dechend, Babbette D LaMarca
Autoantibodies to the angiotensin II (ANGII) type I receptor (AT1-AA) are associated with preeclampsia (PE). We found that Vitamin D supplementation reduced AT1-AA and blood pressure (MAP) in the RUPP rat model of PE. However, it was undetermined if the decrease in AT1-AA was the mechanism whereby Vitamin D lowered MAP or if it was through factors downstream of AT1-AA. Uterine artery resistance index, placental ET-1 and sFlt-1 are increased with AT1-AA induced hypertension and considered markers of PE in pregnant women...
November 30, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894918/laser-speckle-contrast-imaging-and-oxygen-to-see-for-assessing-microcirculatory-liver-blood-flow-changes-following-different-volumes-of-hepatectomy
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Chong Hui Li, Xin Lan Ge, Ke Pan, Peng Fei Wang, Yi Nan Su, Ai Qun Zhang
OBJECTIVE: Portal hyperperfusion after extended hepatectomy or small-for-size liver transplantation may induce organ dysfunction and failure. This study was designed to monitor and characterize the hepatic microcirculatory perfusion following different volumes of hepatectomy in rats by using laser speckle contrast image (LSCI) and Oxygen to See (O2C), a spectrometric device. METHODS: The microcirculatory liver blood flow of the rats that underwent 68%, 85% and 90% hepatectomy (68PH, 85PH and 90PH) was monitored with LSCI and O2C before and following the hepatectomy...
November 25, 2016: Microvascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894808/protective-effect-of-betulinic-acid-on-early-atherosclerosis-in-diabetic-apolipoprotein-e-gene-knockout-mice
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Jung Joo Yoon, Yun Jung Lee, Byung Hyuk Han, Eun Sik Choi, Min Chul Kho, Ji Hun Park, You Mee Ahn, Hye Yoom Kim, Dae Gill Kang, Ho Sub Lee
Atherosclerosis, a chronic and progressive disease, is a leading cause of endothelial dysfunction, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and hypercholesterolemia. Betulinic acid (BA), a pentacyclic triterpene, has been reported to have a variety of biological effects, including anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory properties. This study was designed to determine whether BA could prevent atherosclerosis in diabetic apolipoprotein-E gene knockout (ApoE KO) mice. The mice were treated with BA for 12 weeks to examine its beneficial effects on atherosclerosis in ApoE KO mice...
November 25, 2016: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894250/pathological-interactions-between-the-endothelin-1-and-the-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-among-tunisian-coronary-patients
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Abdelkader Chalghoum, Yosri Noichri, Azza Dandana, Bruno Baudin, Abdelhédi Miled, Salima Ferchichi
BACKGROUND: The correct understanding of the biochemical and metabolic interactions between coronary risk factors contribute to the exploration of cardiovascular pathophysiology and improves therapeutic care. The aim of this study was to explore the endothelin-1 (ET-1) concentration and the angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) activity among Tunisian patients with coronary heart disease, and to investigate the metabolic relationships between these two markers,… and to assess the possible relationship between them and the different risk factors...
November 29, 2016: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892645/endothelial-cell-derived-endothelin-1-is-involved-in-abnormal-scar-formation-by-dermal-fibroblasts-through-rhoa-rho-kinase-pathway
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Koichiro Kiya, Tateki Kubo, Kenichiro Kawai, Shinsuke Matsuzaki, Rieko Muramatsu, Daisuke Maeda, Toshihiro Fujiwara, Akimitsu Nishibayashi, Shigeyuki Kanazawa, Kenji Yano, Genki Amano, Taiichi Katayama, Ko Hosokawa
Hypertrophic scars and keloids are characterized by excessive dermal deposition of extracellular matrix due to fibroblast-to-myofibroblast differentiation. Endothelin-1 (ET-1) is primarily produced by vascular endothelial cells, and plays multiple roles in the wound-healing response and organ fibrogenesis. In this study, we investigated the pathophysiological significance of ET-1 and involvement of RhoA, a member of the Rho GTPases, in hypertrophic scar/keloid formation. We found that ET-1 expression on dermal microvascular endothelial cells (ECs) in hypertrophic scars and keloids was higher than that in normal skin and mature scars...
November 28, 2016: Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885846/big-endothelin-1-level-is-a-useful-marker-for-predicting-the-presence-of-isolated-coronary-artery-ectasia
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Yao Wang, Yan Zhang, Cheng-Gang Zhu, Yuan-Lin Guo, Qiao-Juan Huang, Na-Qiong Wu, Ying Gao, Ping Qing, Geng Liu, Qian Dong, Jian-Jun Li
CONTEXT: Endothelin-1(ET-1) has been implicated in coronary artery disease (CAD) and may be associated with coronary artery ectasia (CAE). OBJECTIVE: To clarify the relationship between big ET-1 and isolated CAE. METHODS: We measured big ET-1 with ELISA in 216 patients (CAE, n = 72; CAD, n = 72; normal, n = 72) and evaluated the link with isolated CAE. RESULTS: The level of plasma big ET-1 was significantly higher in patients with isolated CAE (p < 0...
November 25, 2016: Biomarkers: Biochemical Indicators of Exposure, Response, and Susceptibility to Chemicals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884380/association-of-endothelial-dysfunction-and-cytotoxin-associated-gene-a-positive-helicobacter-pylori-in-patients-with-cardiac-syndrome-x
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Yousef Rasmi, Hadi Rouhrazi, Ebrahim Khayati-Shal, Alireza Shirpoor, Ehsan Saboory
BACKGROUND: Existence of coronary endothelial dysfunction has been demonstrated in patients with cardiac syndrome X (CSX). In addition, Helicobacter pylorus (H. pylori) has been associated with CSX. We aimed to assess the possible association of endothelial dysfunction and cytotoxin-associated gene A-positive H. pylori (CagA+) infection in CSX patients. METHODS: Fifty-six patients with CSX (23 male/33 female; age: 51.25 ± 8.86 years) who were anti-H. pylori IgG-positive [H...
October 2016: Biomedical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882215/epigenetic-changes-in-peripheral-leucocytes-as-biomarkers-in-intrauterine-growth-retardation-rat
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Xue-Feng Xu, Shan-Shan Xu, Lin-Cheng Fu, Qiong-Yao Hu, Ying Lv, Li-Zhong Du
Epigenetics plays an important role in the fetal origins of adult disease. Intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR) can cause increased histone acetylation of the endothelin-1 (ET-1) gene from pulmonary vascular endothelial cells or the whole lung tissue and persist into later life, likely resulting in increased risk of pulmonary hypertension or asthma later in life. However, little is known regarding the correlation of epigenetic changes between specific tissue and peripheral leucocytes. In the present study, an IUGR rat model was established by maternal nutrient restriction...
November 2016: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881779/allergic-inflammation-leads-to-neuropathic-pain-via-glial-cell-activation
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Ryo Yamasaki, Takayuki Fujii, Bing Wang, Katsuhisa Masaki, Mizuho A Kido, Mari Yoshida, Takuya Matsushita, Jun-Ichi Kira
: Allergic and atopic disorders have increased over the past few decades and have been associated with neuropsychiatric conditions, such as autism spectrum disorder and asthmatic amyotrophy. Myelitis presenting with neuropathic pain can occur in patients with atopic disorder; however, the relationship between allergic inflammation and neuropathic pain, and the underlying mechanism, remains to be established. We studied whether allergic inflammation affects the spinal nociceptive system...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881410/taz-activation-drives-fibroblast-spheroid-growth-expression-of-pro-fibrotic-paracrine-signals-and-context-dependent-ecm-gene-expression
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Amy J Jorgenson, Kyoung Moo Choi, Delphine Sicard, Karry M J Smith, Samantha E Hiemer, Xaralabos Varelas, Daniel J Tschumperlin
Recent studies have implicated the Hippo pathway and its transcriptional effectors YAP and TAZ as necessary for fibroblast activation and tissue fibrosis. To test the specific and sufficient roles for TAZ in driving autonomous fibroblast activation, we cultured NIH3T3 fibroblasts expressing a doxycycline-inducible nuclear-localized mutant of TAZ (TAZ4SA) in scaffold-free 3D hanging drop spheroids, or on matrices of specified mechanical rigidity. Control NIH3T3 fibroblasts formed spheroids in hanging drop culture that remained stable and neither increased nor decreased in size significantly over 15 days...
November 23, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876299/-single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-in-genes-of-endothelin-1-and-receptor-a-associated-to-cardiovascular-in-essential-hypertension
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S R Tamiozzo, O C Lassen, J Herrera, P Igarzabal, S Tabares, A Sembaj
INTRODUCTION: The endothelin system, for its vasoconstrictor action, is related to the development of essential hypertension (HTAe). The polymorphism analysis of their genes represents a new approach to the study of this disease. We propose to analyze the interaction between stages of essential hypertension (HTAe) and risk factors with polymorphisms 138ex1 ins/del A gene endothelin-1 (ET-1) and H323H receptor gene A ET-1 (ETRA). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We included 300 patients of both sexes, unrelated, who consecutively attended the clinic hypertension medical service...
November 18, 2016: Hipertensión y Riesgo Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871858/adipokine-ctrp6-improves-ppar%C3%AE-activation-to-alleviate-angiotensin-ii-induced-hypertension-and-vascular-endothelial-dysfunction-in-spontaneously-hypertensive-rats
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Liyi Chi, Xiaojing Hu, Wentao Zhang, Tao Bai, Linjing Zhang, Hua Zeng, Ruirui Guo, Yanhai Zhang, Hongyan Tian
Angiotensin II (AngII) is the most important component of angiotensin, which has been regarded as a major contributor to the incidence of hypertension and vascular endothelial dysfunction. The adipocytokine C1q/TNF-related protein 6 (CTRP6) was recently reported to have multiple protective effects on cardiac and cardiovascular function. However, the exact role of CTRP6 in the progression of AngII induced hypertension and vascular endothelial function remains unclear. Here, we showed that serum CTRP6 content was significantly downregulated in SHRs, accompanied by a marked increase in arterial systolic pressure and serum AngII, CRP and ET-1 content...
November 18, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
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