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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540295/relaxin-attenuates-contrast-induced-human-proximal-tubular-epithelial-cell-apoptosis-by-activation-of-the-pi3k-akt-signaling-pathway-in-vitro
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Xiang-Cheng Xie, Yizhi Cao, Xiu Yang, Qun-Hong Xu, Wei Wei, Ming Wang
Background. Contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CI-AKI) is one of the main causes of iatrogenic acute kidney injury (AKI); however, therapeutic strategies for AKI remain limited. This study aims to explore the effect of relaxin (RLX) on contrast-induced HK-2 apoptosis and its underlying mechanisms. Methods. Renal tubular epithelial cells (HK-2) were incubated either with or without ioversol, human H2 relaxin, and LY294002 (the inhibitor of the PI3K/Akt signal pathway). Cell viability was evaluated with a CCK-8 assay...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487955/regulation-of-mrna-gene-expression-of-members-of-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-transcription-factor-gene-family-by-angiotensin-ii-and-relaxin-2-in-normal-and-cancer-prostate-cell-lines
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Kamila Domińska, Karolina Kowalska, Zuzanna Elżbieta Matysiak, Elżbieta Płuciennik, Tomasz Ochędalski, Agnieszka Wanda Piastowska-Ciesielska
An increasing number of researchers are focusing on the influence of local peptide hormones such as angiotensin II (Ang II) and relaxin 2 (RLN2) in the regulation of inflammation and carcinogenesis. The interaction between the renin‑angiotensin system (RAS) and relaxin family peptide system (RFPS) is known to influence the proliferation, adhesion and migration of normal and cancer prostate cell lines. The aim of the present study was to evaluate changes in the expression of nuclear factor‑κB subunit 1 (NFKB1), nuclear factor‑κB subunit 2 (NFKB2), REL proto‑oncogene nuclear factor‑κB p65 subunit (REL), RELA proto‑oncogene nuclear factor‑κB subunit (RELA) and RELB proto‑oncogene nuclear factor‑κB subunit (RELB) mRNA caused by Ang II and RLN2...
June 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482627/improvement-of-pulmonary-arterial-compliance-and-further-pulmonary-hemodynamic-effects-of-serelaxin-in%C3%A2-a%C3%A2-sheep-model
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René Schiffner, Juliane Reiche, Martin Schmidt, Christian Jung, Sebastian Walther, Andrey Irintchev, Sabine J Bischoff
BACKGROUND: The influence of the recombinant form of human relaxin-2 (serelaxin) on pulmonary hemodynamics under physiologic conditions have not been the subject of studies in an animal model up until now. METHODS: We therefore utilised the large animal model sheep, convenient in its similar cardiovascular physiology, to investigate said influence. All animals underwent right heart catheterization, a safe and reliable invasive procedure for the assessment of pulmonary hemodynamics, and then received either 30μg/kg serelaxin (n = 11) or saline (n = 13)...
May 2, 2017: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468839/human-relaxins-rlnh1-rlnh2-their-receptor-rxfp1-and-fetoplacental-growth
#4
Kelly Yamasato, Pai-Jong Stacy Tsai, James Davis, Sandra Yamamoto, Gillian Bryant-Greenwood
Relaxin, a systemic and placental hormone, has potential roles in fetoplacental growth. Human placenta expresses two RLN genes, RLNH1 and RLNH2. Maternal obesity is common and is associated with abnormal fetal growth. Our aims were to relate systemic and cord blood RLNH2, placental RLNs and their receptor (RXFP1) with fetoplacental growth in context of maternal body mass index, and associations with insulin-like growth factor 2 (IGF2) and vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGFA) in the same placentas. Systemic, cord blood and placental samples were collected prior to term labor, divided by prepregnancy body mass index: underweight/normal (N=25) and overweight/obese (N=44)...
May 3, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467988/liver-fibrosis-understanding-the-dynamics-of-bidirectional-wound-repair-to-inform-the-design-of-markers-and-therapies
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John P Iredale, Antonella Pellicoro, Jonathan A Fallowfield
BACKGROUND: Liver fibrosis is the final common pathway of iterative or chronic liver damage. When it reaches an advanced stage, cirrhosis develops and this indicates a loss of normal liver architecture, disruption of normal blood flow, the development of nodules of proliferative hepatocytes and consequent functional failure. Cirrhosis is also associated with life-threatening complications. Importantly, this dysregulation of blood flow involves changes resulting from both architectural disruption and a dynamic rise in portal pressure mediated in part by the contraction of myofibroblasts - the major cell mediator of the fibrogenic process - which are derived from hepatic stellate cells (HSC) and termed activated HSC (myofibroblast/activated HSC)...
2017: Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466571/synthesis-of-relaxin-2-and-insulin-like-peptide-5-enabled-by-novel-tethering-and-traceless-chemical-excision
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Kishore Thalluri, Binbin Kou, Xu Yang, Alexander N Zaykov, John P Mayer, Vasily M Gelfanov, Fa Liu, Richard D DiMarchi
This report presents an entirely chemical, general strategy for the synthesis of relaxin-2 and insulin-like peptide 5. Historically, these two peptides have represented two of the more synthetically challenging members of the insulin superfamily. The key synthetic steps involve two sequential oxime ligations to covalently link the individual A-chain and B-chain, followed by disulfide bond formation under aqueous, redox conditions. This is followed by two chemical reactions that employ diketopiperazine cyclization-mediated cleavage and ester hydrolysis to liberate the connecting peptide and the heterodimeric product...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Peptide Science: An Official Publication of the European Peptide Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453739/relaxin-reproductive-safeguard-turned-cardiac
#7
Stefan Janssens
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 1, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453725/serelaxin-treatment-promotes-adaptive-hypertrophy-but-does-not-prevent-heart-failure-in-experimental-peripartum-cardiomyopathy
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Justus Nonhoff, Melanie Ricke-Hoch, Mirco Mueller, Britta Stapel, Tobias Pfeffer, Martina Kasten, Michaela Scherr, Constantin von Kaisenberg, Johann Bauersachs, Arash Haghikia, Denise Hilfiker-Kleiner
Aims: Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is a systolic left ventricular dysfunction developing in the peripartum phase in previously healthy women. Relaxin-2 is a pregnancy hormone with potential beneficial effects in heart failure patients. We evaluated Relaxin-2 as a potential diagnostic marker and/or a therapeutic agent in PPCM. Methods and results: In healthy peripartum women, serum Relaxin-2 levels (measured by ELISA in the second half of pregnancy) were elevated showing a decreasing trend in the first postpartum week and returned to non-pregnant levels thereafter...
May 1, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452195/serelaxin-in-addition-to-standard-therapy-in-acute-heart-failure-rationale-and-design-of-the-relax-ahf-2-study
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John R Teerlink, Adriaan A Voors, Piotr Ponikowski, Peter S Pang, Barry H Greenberg, Gerasimos Filippatos, G Michael Felker, Beth A Davison, Gad Cotter, Claudio Gimpelewicz, Leandro Boer-Martins, Margaret Wernsing, Tsushung A Hua, Thomas Severin, Marco Metra
Patients admitted for acute heart failure (AHF) experience high rates of in-hospital and post-discharge morbidity and mortality despite current therapies. Serelaxin is recombinant human relaxin-2, a hormone with vasodilatory and end-organ protective effects believed to play a central role in the cardiovascular and renal adaptations of human pregnancy. In the phase 3 RELAX-AHF trial, serelaxin met its primary endpoint of improving dyspnoea through day 5 in patients admitted for AHF. Compared to placebo, serelaxin also reduced worsening heart failure (WHF) by 47% through day 5 and both all-cause and cardiovascular mortality by 37% through day 180...
April 28, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447360/recent-progress-in-the-understanding-of-relaxin-family-peptides-and-their-receptors
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EDITORIAL
R J Summers
This article is part of a themed section on Recent Progress in the Understanding of Relaxin Family Peptides and their Receptors. To view the other articles in this section visit http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/bph.v174.10/issuetoc.
May 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435227/erratum-relaxin-inhibits-cardiac-fibrosis-and-endothelial-mesenchymal-transition-via-the-notch-pathway-corrigendum
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(no author information available yet)
[This corrects the article on p. 4599 in vol. 9.].
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428753/a-clinical-perspective-of-anti-fibrotic-therapies-for-cardiovascular-disease
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REVIEW
Lu Fang, Andrew J Murphy, Anthony M Dart
Cardiac fibrosis are central to various cardiovascular diseases. Research on the mechanisms and therapeutic targets for cardiac fibrosis has advanced greatly in recent years. However, while many anti-fibrotic treatments have been studied in animal models and seem promising, translation of experimental findings into human patients has been rather limited. Thus, several potential new treatments which have shown to reduce cardiac fibrosis in animal models have either not been tested in humans or proved to be disappointing in clinical trials...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420827/relaxin-and-matrix-metalloproteinase-9-in-angiotensin-ii-induced-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms
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Deborah A Howatt, Maya Dajee, Xiaojie Xie, Jessica Moorleghen, Debra L Rateri, Anju Balakrishnan, Valdeci Da Cunha, Douglas G Johns, David E Gutstein, Alan Daugherty, Hong Lu
BACKGROUND: This study determined whether relaxin or matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-9 influences angiotensin II (AngII)-induced abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA).Methods and Results:Male C57BL/6 or apolipoprotein E(-/-)mice were infused with AngII with or without relaxin. Relaxin did not influence AngII-induced AAA in either mouse strain. Infusion of AngII reduced, but relaxin increased, MMP-9 mRNA in macrophages. We then determined the effects of MMP-9 deficiency on AAA in apolipoprotein E(-/-)mice...
April 18, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416741/relaxin-abrogates-renal-interstitial-fibrosis-by-regulating-macrophage-polarization-via-inhibition-of-toll-like-receptor-4-signaling
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Lei Chen, Ming-Lei Sha, Deng Li, Yi-Ping Zhu, Xing-Jie Wang, Chen-Yi Jiang, Shu-Jie Xia, Yi Shao
Renal fibrosis is a common feature of chronic kidney disease (CKD). To inhibit the CKD process, it is important to prevent renal fibrosis, though CKD remains incurable. Renal fibrosis can be inhibited by relaxin in several experimental models, but the mechanism of relaxin for antifibrotic potential is still not clear. And here we have studied the role of relaxin in macrophage polarization and renal inflammation after unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO). Our results show that relaxin can downregulate the Toll-like receptor (TLR) 4 signaling, shift macrophage polarization toward the M2 phenotype and ameliorat renal fibrosis in the early stages of UUO...
March 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407326/maternal-lactocrine-programming-of-porcine-reproductive-tract-development
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REVIEW
Carol A Bagnell, Teh-Yuan Ho, Ashley F George, Anne A Wiley, Dori J Miller, Frank F Bartol
The lactocrine hypothesis for maternal programming of female reproductive tract development is based on the idea that non-nutritive, milk-borne bioactive factors (MbFs), delivered from mother to offspring during nursing, play a role in determining the trajectory of development with long-term consequences in the adult. Porcine female reproductive tract development is completed postnatally, and the period during which maternal support of neonatal growth derives exclusively from colostrum/milk defines a window of opportunity for lactocrine programming of reproductive tissues...
April 13, 2017: Molecular Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386751/relaxin-attenuates-aristolochic-acid-induced-human-tubular-epithelial-cell-apoptosis-in-vitro-by-activation-of-the-pi3k-akt-signaling-pathway
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Xiang-Cheng Xie, Ning Zhao, Qun-Hong Xu, Xiu Yang, Wen-Kai Xia, Qi Chen, Ming Wang, Xiao Fei
Aristolochic acid nephropathy remains a leading cause of chronic kidney disease (CKD), however few treatment strategies exist. Emerging evidence has shown that H2 relaxin (RLX) possesses powerful antifibrosis and anti-apoptotic properties, therefore we aimed to investigate whether H2 relaxin can be employed to reduce AA-induced cell apoptosis. Human proximal tubular epithelial (HK-2) cells exposed to AA-I were treated with or without administration of H2 RLX. Cell viability was examined using the WST-8 assay...
June 2017: Apoptosis: An International Journal on Programmed Cell Death
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379296/relaxin-treatment-reduces-angiotensin-ii-induced-vasoconstriction-in-pregnancy-and-protects-against-endothelial-dysfunction%C3%A2
#17
Sarah A Marshall, Chen Huei Leo, Jane E Girling, Marianne Tare, Sally Beard, Natalie J Hannan, Laura J Parry
The peptide relaxin has gained considerable attention as a new vasoactive drug, largely through its beneficial therapeutic effects in cardiovascular disease. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that relaxin treatment alleviates systemic vascular dysfunction characteristic of hypertensive diseases of pregnancy. We investigated vascular effects and mechanisms of relaxin action in (i) pregnant relaxin-deficient (Rln-/-) mice with enhanced responses to angiotensin II (AngII) and (ii) arteries pre-incubated ex vivo in trophoblast conditioned media (TCM) to induce endothelial dysfunction...
April 1, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373831/interactions-of-circadian-rhythmicity-stress-and-orexigenic-neuropeptide-systems-implications-for-food-intake-control
#18
REVIEW
Anna Blasiak, Andrew L Gundlach, Grzegorz Hess, Marian H Lewandowski
Many physiological processes fluctuate throughout the day/night and daily fluctuations are observed in brain and peripheral levels of several hormones, neuropeptides and transmitters. In turn, mediators under the "control" of the "master biological clock" reciprocally influence its function. Dysregulation in the rhythmicity of hormone release as well as hormone receptor sensitivity and availability in different tissues, is a common risk-factor for multiple clinical conditions, including psychiatric and metabolic disorders...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370794/short-term-48-hours-intravenous-serelaxin-infusion-has-no-effect-on-myogenic-tone-or-vascular-remodeling-in-rat-mesenteric-arteries
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Maria Jelinic, Chen Huei Leo, Sarah A Marshall, Sevvandi N Senadheera, Laura J Parry, Marianne Tare
BACKGROUND: Short-term intravenous serelaxin (recombinant human relaxin-2) infusion enhances endothelium-dependent relaxation in mesenteric arteries. This is initially underpinned by increased nitric oxide (NO) followed by a transition to prostacyclin. The effects of short-term intravenous serelaxin treatment on pressure-induced myogenic tone and vascular remodeling in these arteries are unknown. Therefore, we investigated the effects of serelaxin infusion on pressure-induced myogenic tone and passive mechanical wall properties in mesenteric arteries...
March 31, 2017: Microcirculation: the Official Journal of the Microcirculatory Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339772/heterologous-desensitization-of-cardiac-%C3%AE-adrenergic-signal-via-hormone-induced-%C3%AE-ar-arrestin-pde4-complexes
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Qian Shi, Minghui Li, Delphine Mika, Qin Fu, Sungjin Kim, Jason Phan, Ao Shen, Gregoire Vandecasteele, Yang K Xiang
Aims: Cardiac β-adrenergic receptor (βAR) signalling is susceptible to heterologous desensitization by different neurohormonal stimuli in clinical conditions associated with heart failure. We aim to examine the underlying mechanism of cross talk between βARs and a set of G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) activated by hormones/agonists. Methods and results: Rat ventricular cardiomyocytes were used to determine heterologous phosphorylation of βARs under a series of GPCR agonists...
May 1, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
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