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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061383/increased-blood-brain-barrier-permeability-is-associated-with-dementia-and-diabetes-but-not-amyloid-pathology-or-apoe-genotype
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Shorena Janelidze, Joakim Hertze, Katarina Nägga, Karin Nilsson, Christer Nilsson, Malin Wennström, Danielle van Westen, Kaj Blennow, Henrik Zetterberg, Oskar Hansson
Blood-brain barrier (BBB) dysfunction might be an important component of many neurodegenerative disorders. In this study, we investigated its role in dementia using large clinical cohorts. The cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)/plasma albumin ratio (Qalb), an indicator of BBB (and blood-CSF barrier) permeability, was measured in a total of 1015 individuals. The ratio was increased in patients with Alzheimer's disease, dementia with Lewy bodies or Parkinson's disease dementia, subcortical vascular dementia, and frontotemporal dementia compared with controls...
December 5, 2016: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054932/hiv-infection-rather-than-concurrent-opportunistic-infections-drives-most-systemic-procoagulant-vascular-and-damage-responses-a-prospective-cohort-study-in-central-africa
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Saskia Janssen, Michaela Am Huson, Kara K Osbak, Elie-Gide Rossatanga, Abraham Alabi, René Lutter, Martin P Grobusch, Tom van der Poll
BACKGROUND: HIV infection is accompanied by various systemic host responses, including activation of coagulation and the vascular endothelium. We sought to determine the impact of opportunistic co-infections in a Central-African setting. METHODS: This prospective study included 98 HIV-infected individuals in Gabon initiating combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) and followed them up for 6 months. Patients were stratified according to the presence of active tuberculosis (TB; n=19), mucocutaneous opportunistic infection (n=9), or no opportunistic infection (n=70)...
January 5, 2017: Antiviral Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011155/soluble-vascular-endothelial-ve-cadherin-and-autoantibodies-to-ve-cadherin-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-treated-with-etanercept-or-adalimumab
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Christopher Banse, Helena Polena, Barry Stidder, Abir Khalil-Mgharbel, Estelle Houivet, Thierry Lequerré, Patrice Fardellone, Xavier Le-Loët, Peggy Philippe, Christian Marcelli, Olivier Vittecoq, Isabelle Vilgrain
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical value of sVE and anti-vascular endothelial-cadherin antibodies (AAVE) in RA treated with etanercept or adalimumab combined with methotrexate. METHODS: This was an 18-month prospective multicenter study in which patients had active RA, requiring TNF antagonist. sVE rates and AAVE titers were measured respectively by dot blot and ELISA. The relationship of these biomarkers with parameters reflecting articular or systemic disease activity, progression of structural damage, and response or remission to treatment was analyzed...
November 25, 2016: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996266/blueberry-anthocyanin-enriched-extracts-attenuate-fine-particulate-matter-pm2-5-induced-cardiovascular-dysfunction
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Ziyu Wang, Wei Pang, Congcong He, Yibo Li, Yugang Jiang, Changjiang Guo
Blueberry anthocyanin-enriched extracts (BAE) at three doses (0.5, 1.0, and 2.0 g/kg) were administered by oral gavage to rats exposed to 10 mg/kg fine particulate matter (PM2.5) three times a week. A positive control group was exposed to PM2.5 without BAE treatment. We analyzed heart rate (HR), electrocardiogram (ECG), and histopathology, and biomarkers of cardiovascular system injuries, systemic inflammation, oxidative stress, endothelial function, and apoptosis. Results indicated that BAE, particularly at 1...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994597/aging-male-spontaneously-hypertensive-rat-as-an-animal-model-for-the-evaluation-of-the-interplay-between-contrast-induced-acute-kidney-injury-and-cardiorenal-syndrome-in-humans
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REVIEW
Jun Zhang, Mohammad Kazem Fallahzadeh, Peter A McCullough
BACKGROUND: Although there are some animal models for biomarkers of contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CI-AKI), for cardiorenal syndrome (CRS) and for acute renal failure, the interplay between CI-AKI and CRS has yet to be evaluated. Insight into the pathogenesis of CRS is urgently needed from animal models in order to foster the discovery and implementation of novel biomarkers for this disease. Specially designed animal models for type 1 and 3 CRS, particularly CI-AKI, have not yet emerged...
November 2016: Cardiorenal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940206/hydroxytyrosol-ameliorates-metabolic-cardiovascular-and-liver-changes-in-a-rat-model-of-diet-induced-metabolic-syndrome-pharmacological-and-metabolism-based-investigation
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Hemant Poudyal, Nikolaos Lemonakis, Panagiotis Efentakis, Evangelos Gikas, Maria Halabalaki, Ioanna Andreadou, Leandros Skaltsounis, Lindsay Brown
Metabolic syndrome is a clustering of interrelated risk factors for cardiovascular disease and diabetes. The Mediterranean diet has been proposed as an important dietary pattern to confer cardioprotection by attenuating risk factors of metabolic syndrome. Hydroxytyrosol (HT) is present in olive fruit and oil, which are basic constituents of the Mediterranean diet. In this study, we have shown that treatment with HT (20mg/kg/d for 8 weeks) decreased adiposity, improved impaired glucose and insulin tolerance, improved endothelial function with lower systolic blood pressure, decreased left ventricular fibrosis and resultant diastolic stiffness and reduced markers of liver damage in a diet-induced rat model of metabolic syndrome...
December 8, 2016: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924211/circulating-mir-126-and-mir-499-reflect-progression-of-cardiovascular-disease-correlations-with-uric-acid-and-ejection-fraction
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Masoud Khanaghaei, Fereshtah Tourkianvalashani, Seyedhossein Hekmatimoghaddam, Nasrin Ghasemi, Mahdi Rahaie, Vahid Khorramshahi, Akhtar Sheikhpour, Zahra Heydari, Fatemeh Pourrajab
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to assess plasma levels of endothelium- and heart-associated microRNAs (miRNAs) miR-126 and miR-499, respectively, using quantitative reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction. METHODS: A two-step analysis was conducted on 75 patients undergoing off-pomp coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. Five biomarkers of inflammation and cardiac injury were assessed in addition to the above-mentioned miRNAs. RESULTS: Plasma concentrations of miRNAs were found to be significantly correlated with plasma levels of cardiac troponin I (cTnI) (miR-499, r 0...
January 2016: Heart International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913210/trpv4-activation-of-endothelial-nitric-oxide-synthase-resists-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-by-blocking-cyp2e1-mediated-redox-toxicity
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Ratanesh K Seth, Suvarthi Das, Diptadip Dattaroy, Varun Chandrashekaran, Firas Alhasson, Gregory Michelotti, Mitzi Nagarkatti, Prakash Nagarkatti, Anna Mae Diehl, P Darwin Bell, Wolfgang Liedtke, Saurabh Chatterjee
NAFLD is a clinically progressive disease with steatosis, inflammation, endothelial dysfunction and fibrosis being the stages where clinical intervention becomes necessary. Lack of early biomarkers and absence of a FDA approved drug obstructs efforts for effective treatment. NAFLD progression is strongly linked to a balance between liver injury, tissue regeneration and the functioning of endogenous defense mechanisms. The failure of the defense pathways to resist the tissue damage arising from redox stress, one of the "multiple hits" in disease progression, give rise to heightened inflammation and occasional fibrosis...
January 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908668/associations-between-urinary-biomarkers-of-oxidative-stress-and-air-pollutants-observed-in-a-randomized-crossover-exposure-to-steel-mill-emissions
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Guillaume Pelletier, Marc Rigden, Lisa Marie Kauri, Robin Shutt, Mamun Mahmud, Sabit Cakmak, Premkumari Kumarathasan, Errol M Thomson, Renaud Vincent, Gayle Broad, Ling Liu, Robert Dales
The effects of industrial air pollution on human health have not been as thoroughly investigated as those of urban air pollution which originates mostly from automotive transport. To better assess the health impacts of point sources of industrial air pollution, a randomized crossover exposure study was conducted. Sixty one young and healthy volunteers were randomly assigned to spend five consecutive eight-hour days near a steel mill or at a location five kilometres away. After a nine or sixteen-day washout period, volunteers spent another five consecutive days at the second site...
November 25, 2016: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904658/circulating-microparticles-enhanced-rat-vascular-wall-remodeling-following-endothelial-denudation
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Fan-Yen Lee, Hung-I Lu, Han-Tan Chai, Jiunn-Jye Sheu, Yi-Ling Chen, Tein-Hung Huang, Gour-Shenq Kao, Sheng-Yi Chen, Sheng-Ying Chung, Pei-Hsun Sung, Hsueh-Wen Chang, Mel S Lee, Hon-Kan Yip
This study tested the hypothesis that circulating microparticles (MPs) exacerbated vascular wall (VW) remodeling after endothelial denudation by 0.014 wire in a rat model. Adult male Sprague Dawley rats (n = 40) were equally categorized into group 1 [sham-control (SC); 3.0 mL saline intravenous injection], group 2 [SC + intravenous MPs (1.0 × 10(7)) derived from patients with carotid artery stenosis (CAS)], group 3 [femoral arterial endothelial denudation (FAED)], group 4 (FAED + MPs derived from healthy subjects), and group 5 (FAED + CAS-derived MPs)...
2016: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901469/obestatin-improves-hepatic-injury-induced-by-ischemia-reperfusion-in-rats-role-of-nitric-oxide
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Ola A El-Gohary
Hepatic ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury is a common clinical problem. The present study was conducted to evaluate the protective effect of obestatin against I/R-induced liver injury. Rats were divided into three groups (n = 10): control sham-operated group, I/R group and obestatin treatment group. Rats of I/R group and obestatin treatment group underwent partial hepatic ischemia for 60 min followed by 90 min reperfusion. At the beginning of the 90-min reperfusion period, rats of obestatin treatment group were injected with obestatin (100 μg/kg) intravenously...
November 30, 2016: General Physiology and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843374/potential-serum-and-urine-biomarkers-in-patients-with-lupus-nephritis-and-the-unsolved-problems
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REVIEW
Song-Chou Hsieh, Chang-Youh Tsai, Chia-Li Yu
Lupus nephritis (LN) is one of the most frequent and serious complications in the patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. Autoimmune-mediated inflammation in both renal glomerular and tubulointerstitial tissues is the major pathological finding of LN. In clinical practice, the elevated anti-dsDNA antibody titer concomitant with reduced complement C3 and C4 levels has become the predictive and disease-activity surrogate biomarkers in LN. However, more and more evidences suggest that autoantibodies other than anti-dsDNA antibodies, such as anti-nucleosome, anti-C1q, anti-C3b, anti-cardiolipin, anti-endothelial cell, anti-ribonuclear proteins, and anti-glomerular matrix (anti-actinin) antibodies, may also involve in LN...
2016: Open Access Rheumatology: Research and Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814594/cardiac-allograft-vasculopathy-microvascular-arteriolar-capillaries-capioles-and-survival
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Carlos A Labarrere, Beate R Jaeger, Ghassan S Kassab
Cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV) is a serious complication of heart transplantation in adults and children. Risk factors include human leukocyte antigen mismatches, number and duration of rejection episodes, type of immunosuppression, antibody-mediated rejection, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, obesity, smoking, diabetes, cytomegalovirus infection, mode of donor brain death, donor age and ischemia/reperfusion injury. Endothelial injury and dysfunction in CAV are characterized by changes in adhesion molecules and up-regulation of major histocompatibility class II antigens followed by endothelial activation of complement C4d...
January 1, 2017: Frontiers in Bioscience (Elite Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809797/the-usefulness-of-cyfra-21-1-to-diagnose-and-predict-preeclampsia-a-nested-case-control-study
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Lorenz Kuessel, Harald Zeisler, Robin Ristl, Julia Binder, Petra Pateisky, Maximilian Schmid, Julian Marschalek, Thomas Perkmann, Helmuth Haslacher, Heinrich Husslein
BACKGROUND: The ability to identify patients at risk for developing preeclampsia is important for preventing morbidity and mortality in both the mother and child. Although CYFRA 21-1 (a fragment of Cytokeratin 19) is considered a promising biomarker for diagnosing preeclampsia, little is known regarding the levels of CYFRA 21-1 during pregnancy. Here, we measured serum CYFRA 21-1 levels in women with an uneventful pregnancy and in women whose pregnancy was complicated by preeclampsia...
November 3, 2016: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806914/micrornas-in-the-pathophysiology-of-ckd-mbd-biomarkers-and-innovative-drugs
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REVIEW
Valérie Metzinger-Le Meuth, Stéphane Burtey, Pierre Maitrias, Ziad A Massy, Laurent Metzinger
microRNAs comprise a novel class of endogenous small non-coding RNAs that have been shown to be implicated in both vascular damage and bone pathophysiology. Chronic kidney disease-mineral bone disorder (CKD-MBD) is characterized by vessel and bone damage secondary to progressive loss of kidney function. In this review, we will describe how several microRNAs have been implicated, in recent years, in cellular and animal models of CKD-MBD, and have been very recently shown to be deregulated in patients with CKD...
January 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27794222/neovasculature-and-circulating-tumor-cells-dual-targeting-nanoparticles-for-the-treatment-of-the-highly-invasive-breast-cancer
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Jianhui Yao, Jingxian Feng, Xiaoling Gao, Dan Wei, Ting Kang, Qianqian Zhu, Tianze Jiang, Xunbin Wei, Jun Chen
Antiangiogenesis therapy has been served as a potent cancer treatment strategy for decades, yet disrupting neovasculature would provoke tumor cells into invasive growth and result in distal metastasis. The basic cause of cancer metastasis can be traced down to the presence of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) which detach from primary tumor site and act as 'seeds'. Epithelial cell adhesion molecule (EpCAM) is a potential biomarker for selective capture of epithelium-derived CTCs. Here, we integrated tumor neovessles-targetable ligands K237 peptide with Ep23 aptamer against EpCAM into a single drug-loaded nanoplatform using paclitaxel (PTX) as the model drug, aiming at damaging the primary tumor and neutralizing CTCs simultaneously to achieve a synergistic anti-tumor therapeutic effect...
October 22, 2016: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779595/sympathoadrenal-activation-and-endotheliopathy-are-drivers-of-hypocoagulability-and-hyperfibrinolysis-in-trauma-a-prospective-observational-study-of-404-severely-injured-patients
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Sisse R Ostrowski, Hanne H Henriksen, Jakob Stensballe, Mikkel Gybel-Brask, Jessica C Cardenas, Lisa A Baer, Bryan A Cotton, John B Holcomb, Charles E Wade, Pär I Johansson
BACKGROUND: One third of severely injured patients present with a laboratory based diagnosis of coagulopathy. This study investigated clinical and biomarker profile of patients with rapid TEG (rTEG) coagulopathy hypothesizing that sympathoadrenal activation and endothelial damage were drivers of this condition. METHODS: Prospective observational study of 404 trauma patients admitted to a Level 1 US Trauma Center. Patients with admission rTEG and plasma measurements of catecholamines (adrenaline, noradrenaline) and biomarkers reflecting endothelial activation/damage (syndecan-1, thrombomodulin, sE-selectin, sVE-cadherin, nucleosomes) were included...
October 25, 2016: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27774366/differential-response-of-human-embryonic-stem-and-somatic-cells-to-non-cytotoxic-hydrogen-peroxide-exposure-an-attempt-to-model-in-vitro-the-effects-of-oxidative-stress-on-the-early-embryo
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M Barandalla, S Colleoni, G Lazzari
Human Embryonic Stem Cells (hESCs) potentially offer a unique in vitro model to study how an adverse environment during the early developmental stages post-fertilization can affect the physiology of the undifferentiated embryonic stem cells existing in the early embryo and predispose to long term effects on the offspring, according to the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) concept. A number of unfavourable conditions can affect the development of the early embryo inducing oxidative stress both in vivo, for instance in gestational diabetes and in vitro, when embryos are derived from Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART)...
August 2016: Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766047/microrna-in-atherothromobosis-is-it-useful-as-a-disease-marker
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Satoshi Fujii, Tomonori Sugiura, Yasuaki Dohi, Nobuyuki Ohte
Atherosclerosis is one of the major causes of death. Data from animal experiments suggest that atherosclerosis involves an inflammatory process of the vascular wall under hyperlipidemia. Atherothrombosis can become a serious complication of atherosclerosis leading to acute cardiovascular events such as myocardial infarction and stroke. Clinical applications to use this knowledge remain scarce. The plasma levels of vascular endothelium-enriched microRNA (miRNAs) in patients with atherosclerotic vascular disease could serve as a disease marker...
2016: Thrombosis Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753900/os-01-09-markers-of-early-renal-impairment-in-prehypertension
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Ana Vrdoljak, Vanja Ivković, Sandra Karanović, Živka Dika, Ivana Vuković, Jelena Kos, Mario Laganović, Tajana Željković Vrkić, Margareta Fištrek Prlić, Ivan Pećin, Bojan Jelaković
OBJECTIVE: It was observed that glomerular hyperfiltration (GHF) is associated with progression of kidney disease in diabetics, patients in stage 1 hypertension (HT), and we found previously that eGFR decreased faster also in prehypertensives (PHT) with GHF. Here we analyzed whether GHF in PHT is associated with other biomarkers of early renal impairment. DESIGN AND METHOD: From 954 subjects enrolled in ENAH follow-up study, 371(137 m;mean age = 46years) were eligible for further analysis:100 with optimal,72 with normal BP,70 with PHT(high normal BP),and 129 with newly diagnosed untreated HT...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
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