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Lukas Streese, Arne Deiseroth, Juliane Schäfer, Arno Schmidt-Trucksäss, Henner Hanssen
Background: Age is a key determinant for the development of cardiovascular disease and higher age coincides with an increased prevalence of obesity and physical inactivity. The study examines the influence of physical activity on aging processes of physiological systems focusing on the mechanisms of vascular aging. Methods/Design: The study consists of two parts. The cross-sectional approach aims at examining the association of physical fitness and cardiovascular risk with large and small artery function in healthy older active (HOA, n = 40) and sedentary (HOS, n = 40) persons as well as older sedentary individuals with increased cardiovascular risk (OSR, n = 80) aged 50-80 years...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
Chien-Yu Huang, Chia-Hwa Lee, Chao-Chiang Tu, Chih-Hsiung Wu, Ming-Te Huang, Po-Li Wei, Yu-Jia Chang
Esophageal cancer is a worldwide health problem with a very poor prognosis. Therefore, new diagnostic biomarkers or therapeutic strategies for identifying and managing esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) are urgently needed. Glucose-regulated protein 94 (GRP94) is one of major endoplasmic reticulum-stress response proteins that plays a key role in cancer progression and therapeutic responses. However, the role of GRP94 in ESCC progression and metastasis remains unclear. The tissue array results indicated that higher GRP94 expression levels were associated with lower overall survival and higher lympho-node metastasis...
February 6, 2018: Oncotarget
Vida Motamedi, Rebekah Kanefsky, Panagiotis Matsangas, Sara Mithani, Andreas Jeromin, Matthew S Brock, Vincent Mysliwiec, Jessica Gill
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is characterized by apneas and hypopneas that result in hypoxia, cerebral hypoperfusion, endothelial dysfunction, inflammation, and oxidative stress. These pathophysiologic processes likely contribute to neuronal damage. Tau is a protein that stabilizes microtubules and, along with amyloid beta (Aβ), is associated with neurodegenerative processes. We sought to determine if tau and other biomarkers of inflammation were related to OSA severity. Concentrations of tau, Aβ40, Aβ42, c-reactive protein (CRP), TNF-α, interleukin (IL)-6, and IL-10 were measured in blood and compared between participants with moderate-severe OSA (n = 28), those with mild OSA (n = 22), and healthy controls (n = 24)...
March 2018: Sleep Medicine
Jerry Dong, Hong Chen
As cancer therapeutics continues to improve and progress, the adverse side effects associated with anticancer treatments have also attracted more attention and have become extensively explored. Consequently, the importance of posttreatment follow-ups is becoming increasingly relevant to the discussion. Contemporary treatment methods, such as tyrosine kinase inhibitors, anthracycline chemotherapy, and immunotherapy regimens are effective in treating different modalities of cancers; however, these reagents act through interference with DNA replication or prevent DNA repair, causing endothelial dysfunction, generating reactive oxygen species, or eliciting non-specific immune responses...
2018: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
Eelco Kuijpers, Anjoeka Pronk, Robert Kleemann, Jelle Vlaanderen, Qing Lan, Nathaniel Rothman, Debra Silverman, Peter Hoet, Lode Godderis, Roel Vermeulen
OBJECTIVES: The increase in production of multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) has led to growing concerns about health risks. In this study, we assessed the association between occupational exposure to MWCNTs and cardiovascular biomarkers. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed among 22 workers of a company commercially producing MWCNTs (subdivided into lab personnel with low or high exposure and operators), and a gender and age-matched unexposed population (n=42)...
February 10, 2018: Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Martin Frydland, Sisse Rye Ostrowski, Jacob Eifer Møller, Edina Hadziselimovic, Lene Holmvang, Hanne Berg Ravn, Lisette Okkels Jensen, Anna Sina Pettersson, Jesper Kjaergaard, Matias Greve Lindholm, Pär Ingemar Johansson, Christian Hassager
BACKGROUND: Mortality in ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI)-patients developing cardiogenic shock (CS) during hospitalization is high. Catecholamines, ischemia, and inflammation (parameters present in CS) affect the endothelium. We hypothesized that plasma level of biomarkers reflecting endothelial damage would be associated with CS and mortality. METHODS: In 96% of 1467 consecutive patients with suspected STEMI, biomarkers reflecting endothelial cell- (soluble thrombomodulin, sTM) and glycocalyx- (syndecan-1) damage were measured on admission...
February 12, 2018: Shock
Lynn Soong
Scrub typhus is an emerging, insect-transmitted disease caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi, a Gram- and LPS-negative bacterium that replicates freely within professional phagocytes and endothelial cells. Scrub typhus is prevalent with high mortality rates, but information regarding its molecular pathogenesis, microbial virulence determinants, and key immune responses is limited. Improved animal models have recently been developed that respectively resemble the pathological features of self-limiting or severe scrub typhus in humans...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
M P A Baldassarre, A Andersen, A Consoli, F K Knop, T Vilsbøll
When planning cardiovascular studies in type 2 diabetes, selection of cardiovascular biomarkers is a complex issue. Since the pathophysiology of cardiovascular disease in type 2 diabetes is multifactorial, ideally, the selected cardiovascular biomarkers should cover all aspects of the known pathophysiology of the disease. This will allow the researcher to distinguish between effects on different aspects of the pathophysiology. To this end, we will discuss a host of biomarkers grouped according to their role in the pathogenesis of CV disease, namely: 1) cardiac damage biomarkers 2) inflammatory biomarkers and 3) novel biomarkers (oxidative stress and endothelial dysfunction biomarkers)...
February 8, 2018: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
Yasuhisa Hasegawa, Mitsuo Goto, Nobuhiro Hanai, Taijiro Ozawa, Hitoshi Hirakawa
The present study aimed to identify significant correlations between gene expression and chemotherapy response to 5-fluorouracil (5-FU)/cisplatin in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), and to identify patients who would benefit from induction chemotherapy for both organ preservation and survival. A total of 64 patients who underwent radical treatment for HNSCC were enrolled. All patients received induction chemotherapy with 5-FU/cisplatin and tumor responses were evaluated. Pretreatment biopsy specimens from all patients were assayed for mRNA expression of thymidylate synthase, dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase (DPD), orotate phosphoribosyltransferase, tymidine phosphorylase, glutathione S-transferase-pi, p53, RB Transcriptional Corepressor 1, B-cell lymphoma 2 (Bcl-2), Bcl-xL, E2F Transcription Factor 1, epidermal growth factor receptor, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2, phosphoinositide 3-kinase, phosphatase and tensin homolog, vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), cyclooxygenase-2, XPA, DNA Damage Recognition And Repair Factor, excision repair cross-complementing 1 (ERCC1), multidrug resistance gene 1 (MDR1), multidrug resistance-associated protein 1, equilibrative nucleoside transporter 1 and β-tubulin by reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction, and the association between the expression levels of these genes and patient response to chemotherapy was determined...
February 2018: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
Shuaibo Huang, Nikolaos G Frangogiannis
In the infarcted heart, damage-associated molecular patterns released by necrotic cells trigger both myocardial and systemic inflammatory responses. Induction of chemokines and cytokines and upregulation of endothelial adhesion molecules mediate leukocyte recruitment in the infarcted myocardium. Inflammatory cells clear the infarct from dead cells and matrix debris and activate reparative myofibroblasts and vascular cells, but may also contribute to adverse fibrotic remodeling of viable segments, accentuate cardiomyocyte apoptosis and exert arrhythmogenic actions...
February 2, 2018: British Journal of Pharmacology
Fiona C He, Shernan G Holtan
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Acute graft versus host disease (aGVHD) is a frequent cause of treatment-related mortality after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (alloHCT), with few effective treatment options beyond systemic steroids. Discovery of biomarkers for aGVHD may provide insight into the pathophysiology of aGVHD and suggest novel mechanisms for treatment. RECENT FINDINGS: We highlight biomarkers within innate immune activation, T-cell-mediated tissue damage, endothelial damage, dysbiosis, and poor wound healing that can be obtained prior to transplant, in the early transplant period, or at the onset of aGVHD...
January 31, 2018: Current Hematologic Malignancy Reports
Cierra N Sharp, Mark A Doll, Judit Megyesi, Gabrielle B Oropilla, Levi J Beverly, Leah J Siskind
Cisplatin is used to treat many solid cancers, but its dose-limiting side effect is nephrotoxicity, causing acute kidney injury in 30% of patients. Previously, we have developed a mouse model that better recapitulates the cisplatin dosing regimen humans receive, and found that repeated dosing of cisplatin induces interstitial renal fibrosis. Chronic kidney disease is progressive and is characterized by chronic inflammation, worsening interstitial fibrosis, development of glomerulosclerosis, and endothelial dysfunction...
January 31, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
Philipp Baumann, Susanne Wiegert, Francesco Greco, Sven Wellmann, Pietro L'Abate, Vincenzo Cannizzaro
Mechanical ventilation (MV) is routinely used in pediatric general anesthesia and critical care, but may adversely affect the cardiocirculatory system. Biomarkers are increasingly measured to assess cardiovascular status and improve clinical treatment decision-making. As the impact of mechanical ventilation strategies on cardiovascular biomarkers in ventilated infants is largely unknown, we conducted this retrospective study in a healthy in vivo infant rat ventilation model using 14-days old Wistar rats. We hypothesized that 2 h of mechanical ventilation with high and low positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP), hyperoxemia, hypoxemia, hypercapnia, and hypocapnia would significantly impact B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), and endothelin-1 (ET-1)...
January 2018: Physiological Reports
Jian-Liang Li, Kai Li, Yuan Guo, Zheng Zhao, Li-Na Chen, Xiao-Hui Jiang, Yu-Jie Li, Ya Tu, Xiao-Jun Zheng
Cerebral malaria (CM), a severe neurological syndrome caused by Plasmodium falciparum infection, is a serious life-threatening disease with a high mortality. Survivors' persistent brain injury is manifested as long-term neurocognitive disorders. The main neuropathological feature of CM is the sequestration of parasited red blood cells (pRBCs) in cerebral microvessels. Other neuropathological features of CM include petechial hemorrhage in the brain parenchyma, annular hemorrhage, extensive brain endothelial cell activation, and focal endothelial cell injury and necrosis...
December 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
Marios K Georgakis, Despoina Chatzopoulou, Georgios Tsivgoulis, Eleni Th Petridou
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether albuminuria, a marker of systemic endothelial dysfunction, is associated with cerebral small vessel disease (SVD). DESIGN: Systematic review following the Meta-analyses Of Observational Studies in Epidemiology guidelines; independent reviewers searched Pubmed/Medline and Scopus, data were extracted, studies were evaluated on quality, and random-effects models were implemented for meta-analysis. SETTING: Observational studies quantifying an association between albuminuria and cerebral SVD...
January 25, 2018: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Di Lu, Wei Wang, Jingfeng Liu, Ling Qi, Runzhou Zhuang, Jianyong Zhuo, Xuanyu Zhang, Xiao Xu, Shusen Zheng
Peroxiredoxins (Prxs) belong to the superfamily of thiol-dependent peroxidases, and remove reactive oxygen species (ROS) and other oxidative stress products. The expression and activity of Prxs can be substantially affected by stimuli from the microenvironment, and in turn regulate cytokine secretion in the context of inflammation in both peroxidase-dependent and -independent pathways. Prxs translocate to mitochondria and are hyperoxidized during acute liver damage, and attenuate intracellular ROS accumulation through their peroxidase activity...
January 19, 2018: Food and Chemical Toxicology
Shingo Oda, Masaki Takeuchi, Sho Akai, Yuji Shirai, Koichi Tsuneyama, Tsuyoshi Yokoi
Sinusoidal obstruction syndrome is a serious liver injury caused by toxic injury to liver sinusoidal endothelial cells (LSECs) during clinical chemotherapy. Although circulating microRNAs (miRNAs), such as hepatocyte-specific miR-122-5p and miR-192-5p, have been proposed as potential noninvasive biomarkers of hepatocellular liver injury, these miRNAs may not be specific to damage to other hepatic cell types, including LSECs. Here, we characterized miRNA expression in LSECs and hepatocytes and investigated whether cell type-specific miRNAs in plasma can discern pathogenesis of liver injuries in rats...
January 15, 2018: American Journal of Pathology
Takao Kamai, Yuumi Tokura, Toshitaka Uematsu, Kazumasa Sakamoto, Issei Suzuki, Kohei Takei, Takahiro Narimatsu, Tsunehito Kambara, Hideo Yuki, Hironori Betsunoh, Hideyuki Abe, Yoshitatsu Fukabori, Masahiro Yashi, Ken-Ichiro Yoshida
Objective: Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is a hypervascular tumour due to high constitutive production of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), which is activated by hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF). Elevated levels of cardiovascular peptides, including brain natriuretic peptide (BNP), have been reported in patients with cancer, regardless of whether they have overt cardiovascular disease. Furthermore, it has been demonstrated that hypoxia stimulates BNP production by an HIF-dependent manner...
2018: Open Heart
Fadia Mayyas, Duha Baydoun, Rasheed Ibdah, Khalid Ibrahim
BACKGROUND: Oxidative stress and inflammation are associated with endothelial injury and coronary artery disease. Inflammatory factors that promote oxidative damage include endothelin-1 (ET-1), myeloperoxidase (MPO), and C-reactive protein (CRP). Current guidelines recommend the use of statins in patients with risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). AIM: To assess the impact of atorvastatin on plasma inflammatory and oxidant biomarkers in patients with moderate to very high risk of ASCVD...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Nadja Gad Kjeld, Baolai Hua, Morten Asser Karsdal, Shu Sun, Tina Manon-Jensen
INTRODUCTION: The medical need in the haemophilic (HF) field to reduce bleeding incidents requires measurement of the annual bleeding rate (ABR) in haemophiliacs. Vascular rupture is associated with damage to the vascular endothelium causing exposure of the basement membrane. Endothelial cells and matrix impairment may be associated with joint bleeds and later development of HF arthropathy. Imbalanced extracellular matrix turnover is a central pathological feature in many diseases consequent to epithelial or endothelial cell damage...
2018: PloS One
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