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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425454/association-of-serum-autotaxin-levels-with-liver-fibrosis-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c
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Tomoo Yamazaki, Satoru Joshita, Takeji Umemura, Yoko Usami, Ayumi Sugiura, Naoyuki Fujimori, Soichiro Shibata, Yuki Ichikawa, Michiharu Komatsu, Akihiro Matsumoto, Koji Igarashi, Eiji Tanaka
Metabolized by liver sinusoidal endothelial cells, autotaxin (ATX) is a secreted enzyme considered to be associated with liver damage. We sought to clarify the diagnostic ability of ATX for liver fibrosis in 593 biopsy-confirmed hepatitis C virus (HCV)-infected patients. The diagnostic accuracy of ATX was compared with clinical parameters and the established fibrosis biomarkers Wisteria floribunda agglutinin-positive Mac-2-binding protein, FIB-4 index, AST-to-platelet ratio, and Forn's index. Median ATX levels were consistently higher in female controls and patients than in their male counterparts (P < 0...
April 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399171/association-between-arsenic-exposure-and-soluble-thrombomodulin-a-cross-sectional-study-in-bangladesh
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M M Hasibuzzaman, Shakhawoat Hossain, Md Shofikul Islam, Atiqur Rahman, Adiba Anjum, Faruk Hossain, Nayan Chandra Mohanto, Md Rezaul Karim, Md Mominul Hoque, Zahangir Alam Saud, Hideki Miyataka, Seiichiro Himeno, Khaled Hossain
Chronic exposure to arsenic is associated with increased morbidity and mortality from cardiovascular disease (CVD); however, plausible biomarker for early prediction and the underlying mechanism of arsenic-related CVD have not yet been clearly understood. Endothelial dysfunction plays a central role in the development of CVD. We hypothesized that endothelial damage or dysfunction is an important aspect and may be an early event of arsenic-related CVD. Soluble thrombomodulin (sTM) in serum is thought to be a specific and stable marker for endothelial damage or dysfunction...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394933/the-acute-impact-of-high-dose-lipid-lowering-treatment-on-endothelial-progenitor-cells-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease-the-remedy-epc-early-substudy
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Rosalinda Madonna, Francesca Vera Renna, Paola Lanuti, Matteo Perfetti, Marco Marchisio, Carlo Briguori, Gerolama Condorelli, Lamberto Manzoli, Raffaele De Caterina
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVE: Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) play a role in vascular repair, while circulating endothelial cells (CECs) are biomarkers of vascular damage and regeneration. Statins may promote EPC/CEC mobilization in the peripheral blood. We evaluated whether pre-procedural exposure to different lipid-lowering drugs (statins±ezetimibe) can acutely increase levels/activity of EPCs/CECs in patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS: In a planned sub-analysis of the Rosuvastatin For REduction Of Myocardial DamagE During Coronary AngioplastY (REMEDY) trial, 38 patients with stable CAD on chronic low-dose statin therapy were randomized, in a double-blind, placebo-controlled design, into 4 groups before PCI: i...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390563/biomarkers-for-adverse-pregnancy-outcomes-in-rheumatic-diseases
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May Ching Soh, Catherine Nelson-Piercy
Pregnancy is a delicate balance of angiogenic factors. Adverse pregnancy outcomes in the form of placental insufficiency occur when antiangiogenic factors predominate, which manifests as maternal-placental syndrome (MPS). Women with rheumatic disease are at increased risk of MPS. Endothelial damage from circulating antiangiogenic factors and other inflammatory molecules in combination with preexisting maternal vascular risk factors is the likely underlying pathophysiological process for MPS. It is likely that these changes persist, and additional "insults" from ongoing inflammation, medications, and disease damage contribute to the development of accelerated cardiovascular disease seen in young women with rheumatic disease...
May 2017: Rheumatic Diseases Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387019/plasma-n-terminal-probrain-natriuretic-peptide-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-and-cardiac-troponin-i-as-novel-biomarkers-of-hypertensive-disease-and-target-organ-damage-in-cats
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E S Bijsmans, R E Jepson, C Wheeler, H M Syme, J Elliott
BACKGROUND: In the absence of ocular target organ damage (ocular-TOD), diagnosis of hypertension is challenging in cats. Biomarkers would provide additional support for the diagnosis of hypertension. HYPOTHESIS: Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), N-terminal probrain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP), cardiac troponin I (cTnI), and urine protein-to-creatinine ratio (UPC) are predictors of systemic hypertension, will be increased in cats with hypertension with or without ocular-TOD, and will decrease with antihypertensive treatment...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386837/effect-of-delayed-onset-prostacyclin-on-markers-of-endothelial-function-and-damage-after-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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Mikkel Gybel-Brask, Rune Rasmussen, Jakob Stensballe, Pär I Johansson, Sisse R Ostrowski
BACKGROUND: Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is a neurological emergency. Delayed ischemic neurological deficit is one of the main causes of poor outcome after SAH and is probably caused, at least in part, by cerebral vasospasm. The pathophysiology of this is multifaceted, but endothelial damage and activation as well as glycocalyx damage have been implicated. Prostacyclin has been shown to protect damaged and activated endothelium and to facilitate glycocalyx repair. We investigated biomarkers of endothelial activation and damage in patients with SAH randomized to 5 days prostacyclin infusion or placebo...
April 7, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386330/geniposide-inhibited-endothelial-mesenchymal-transition-via-the-mtor-signaling-pathway-in-a-bleomycin-induced-scleroderma-mouse-model
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Qing Qi, Yueping Mao, Yongzhen Tian, Ke Zhu, Xushan Cha, Minghua Wu, Xiaodong Zhou
AIM: Geniposide is an iridoid glycoside isolated from the gardenia plant. It has multiple biological activities. The roles of geniposide in systemic sclerosis (SSc) and in endothelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EndMT) are unclear. We investigated the protective effects of geniposide in a bleomycin-induced SSc mouse model, and its potential mechanisms. METHODS: The effects of geniposide were evaluated as follows: (1) histological and immunochemical changes in mouse skin tissue; (2) changes in cellular morphology of human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs); (3) expression of endothelial cell biomarkers (E-Cadherin, CD31, and CD34), mesenchymal cell markers (FSP1, Collagen, and α-SMA), and key factors of EndMT (Slug, Snail, and Twist) using real time PCR, Western blot, and immunofluorescence; (4) tube formation in HUVECs; (5) mTOR signaling pathway transcription factors using Western blot analysis...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386238/time-course-of-endothelial-dysfunction-induced-by-decompression-bubbles-in-rats
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Kun Zhang, Mengmeng Wang, Haowen Wang, Yinuo Liu, Peter Buzzacott, Weigang Xu
Decompression stress can cause endothelial injury, leading to systematic inflammation and prothrombotic phenomena. Our previous work found that endothelial injury following decompression correlated positively with bubble formation. This study aimed to investigate the time course of endothelial injury and the relationship with bubble amounts. Rats were subjected to a simulated air dive to 7 ATA for 90 min with rapid decompression. Bubbles were detected ultrasonically at the root of pulmonary arteries following decompression...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363198/hemostatic-changes-associated-with-increased-mortality-rates-in-hospitalized-patients-with-hiv-associated-tuberculosis-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Saskia Janssen, Charlotte Schutz, Amy M Ward, Mischa A M Huson, Robert J Wilkinson, Rosie Burton, Gary Maartens, Katalin A Wilkinson, Joost C M Meijers, René Lutter, Martin P Grobusch, Graeme Meintjes, Tom van der Poll
Background: Mortality rates remain high for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-associated tuberculosis, and our knowledge of contributing mechanisms is limited. We aimed to determine whether hemostatic changes in HIV-tuberculosis were associated with mortality or decreased survival time and the contribution of mycobacteremia to these effects. Methods: We conducted a prospective study in Khayelitsha, South Africa, in hospitalized HIV-infected patients with CD4 cell counts <350/µL and microbiologically proved tuberculosis...
January 15, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356151/endothelial-dysfunction-in-the-pathogenesis-of-pre-eclampsia-in-ghanaian-women
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Kwame Adu-Bonsaffoh, Daniel Ansong Antwi, Ben Gyan, Samuel Amenyi Obed
BACKGROUND: Pre-eclampsia (PE) remains a disease of theories despite extensive research into its etiology. Alteration in the production of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), a biomarker of endothelial dysfunction, is associated with pre-eclampsia although conflicting reports have been reported. The aim of the study was to determine and compare maternal serum levels of VEGF among pre-eclamptics, normotensive non pregnant and pregnant women. This was a cross-sectional study involving 100 women with pre-eclampsia, 102 women with normotensive pregnancy and 75 normotensives who were not pregnant...
March 29, 2017: BMC Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338787/total-and-fetal-circulating-cell-free-dna-angiogenic-and-antiangiogenic-factors-in-preeclampsia-and-hellp-syndrome
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Rocío Muñoz-Hernández, Pablo Medrano-Campillo, Maria L Miranda, Hada C Macher, Jose Manuel Praena-Fernández, Antonio J Vallejo-Vaz, María J Dominguez-Simeon, Rafael Moreno-Luna, Pablo Stiefel
BACKGROUND: Preeclampsia (PE) is a hypertensive disorder of pregnancy characterized by hypertension and proteinuria. The HELLP syndrome is the most severe form of PE. The aim of the present study was to determine different potential biomarkers that may help us perform an early diagnosis of the disease, assess on the severity of the disease, and/or predict maternal or fetal adverse outcomes. METHODS: We measured serum levels of total and fetal circulating cell-free DNA (cfDNA), soluble endoglin, soluble form of vascular endothelial growth factor receptor, and placental growth factor in a healthy control group of pregnant women (n = 26), patients with mild (n = 37) and severe PE (n = 25), and patients with HELLP syndrome (n = 16)...
February 25, 2017: American Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337244/rat-liver-enzyme-release-depends-on-blood-flow-bearing-physical-forces-acting-in-endothelium-glycocalyx-rather-than-on-liver-damage
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Julieta A Díaz-Juárez, Rolando Hernández-Muñoz
We have found selective elevation of serum enzyme activities in rats subjected to partial hepatectomy (PH), apparently controlled by hemodynamic flow-bearing physical forces. Here, we assess the involvement of stretch-sensitive calcium channels and calcium mobilization in isolated livers, after chemical modifications of the endothelial glycocalyx and changing perfusion directionality. Inhibiting in vivo protein synthesis, we found that liver enzyme release is influenced by de novo synthesis of endothelial glycocalyx components, and released enzymes are confined into a liver "pool...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336397/soluble-endoglin-modulates-the-pro-inflammatory-mediators-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-il-6-in-cultured-human-endothelial-cells
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Michala Varejckova, Eunate Gallardo-Vara, Matej Vicen, Barbora Vitverova, Petra Fikrova, Eva Dolezelova, Jana Rathouska, Alena Prasnicka, Katerina Blazickova, Stanislav Micuda, Carmelo Bernabeu, Ivana Nemeckova, Petr Nachtigal
AIMS: Endoglin is a transmembrane glycoprotein, that plays an important role in regulating endothelium. Proteolytic cleavage of membrane endoglin releases soluble endoglin (sEng), whose increased plasma levels have been detected in diseases related to the cardiovascular system. It was proposed that sEng might damage vascular endothelium, but detailed information about the potential mechanisms involved is not available. Thus, we hypothesized that sEng contributes to endothelial dysfunction, leading to a pro-inflammatory phenotype by a possible modulation of the TGF-β and/or inflammatory pathways...
April 15, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316143/endothelial-microparticles-act-as-novel-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-biomarkers-of-circulatory-hypoxia-related-diseases-a-literature-review
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REVIEW
Fan Deng, Shuang Wang, Liangqing Zhang
Circulatory hypoxia-related diseases (CHRDs), including acute coronary syndromes, stroke and organ transplantation, attract increased attention due to high morbidity and mortality. Mounting evidence shows that hypoxia-induced oxidative stress, coagulation, inflammation and angiogenesis play extremely important roles in the physiological and pathological processes of CHRD-related vascular endothelial injury. Interestingly, hypoxia, even hypoxia-induced oxidative stress, coagulation and inflammation can all induce release of endothelial microparticles (EMPs)...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302155/a-prospective-randomised-placebo-controlled-double-masked-three-armed-multicentre-phase-ii-iii-trial-for-the-study-of-a-topical-treatment-of-ischaemic-central-retinal-vein-occlusion-to-prevent-neovascular-glaucoma-the-strong-study-study-protocol-for-a-randomised
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Katrin Lorenz, Yvonne Scheller, Katharina Bell, Franz Grus, Katharina A Ponto, Felix Bock, Claus Cursiefen, Jens Flach, Marta Gehring, Tunde Peto, Rufino Silva, Yossi Tal, Norbert Pfeiffer
BACKGROUND: Neovascular glaucoma (NVG) is rare, comprising only 3.9% of all glaucoma cases. The most common cause of NVG is ischaemic central retinal vein occlusion (iCRVO). NVG frequently results in blindness and painful end-stage glaucomatous damage leading to the need for enucleation. Currently, there is no preventive therapy for NVG following iCRVO. Rescue treatments have severe drawbacks. Accordingly, there is a great need for preventing the often visually devastating outcomes of NVG...
March 16, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260391/endothelial-glycocalyx-damage-and-renal-dysfunction-in-hiv-patients-receiving-combined-antiretroviral-therapy
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Gdayllon Cavalcante Meneses, Malena Gadelha Cavalcante, Geraldo Bezerra da Silva Junior, Alice Maria Costa Martins, Roberto da Justa Pires Neto, Alexandre Braga Libório, Elizabeth De Francesco Daher
Widespread use of combined antiretroviral therapy (cART) increased HIV patients' life expectancy, however, favored the development of kidney and cardiovascular diseases. The aim of this study was to investigate endothelial glycocalyx (eGC) damage and its association with renal function in HIV patients receiving cART. This is a cross-sectional study with HIV-infected patients with no renal and cardiovascular disease, recruited in public health centers in Brazil. Clinical and laboratory parameters of HIV patients were compared according to cART use and with a healthy control group...
April 18, 2017: AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237909/the-relationship-between-smoking-intensity-and-subclinical-cardiovascular-injury-the-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis-mesa
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Mahmoud Al Rifai, Andrew P DeFillippis, John W McEvoy, Michael E Hall, Ana Navas Acien, Miranda R Jones, Rachel Keith, Hoda S Magid, Carlos J Rodriguez, Graham R Barr, Emelia J Benjamin, Rose Marie Robertson, Aruni Bhatnagar, Michael J Blaha
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Modern tobacco regulatory science requires an understanding of which biomarkers of cardiovascular injury are most sensitive to cigarette smoking exposure. METHODS: We studied self-reported current smokers from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Smoking intensity was defined by number of cigarettes/day and urinary cotinine levels. Subclinical cardiovascular injury was assessed using markers of inflammation [high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP), interleukin 6 & 2 (IL-2 & IL-6), tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α)], thrombosis (fibrinogen, D-dimer, homocysteine), myocardial injury (troponin T; TnT), endothelial damage (albumin: creatinine ratio), and vascular function [aortic & carotid distensibility, flow-mediated dilation (FMD)]...
March 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178159/adma-predicts-major-adverse-renal-events-in-patients-with-mild-renal-impairment-and-or-diabetes-mellitus-undergoing-coronary-angiography
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Fabian Heunisch, Lyubov Chaykovska, Gina von Einem, Markus Alter, Thomas Dschietzig, Axel Kretschmer, Karl-Heinz Kellner, Berthold Hocher
Asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) is a competitive inhibitor of the nitric oxide (NO)-synthase and a biomarker of endothelial dysfunction (ED). ED plays an important role in the pathogenesis of contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN). The aim of our study was to evaluate serum ADMA concentration as a biomarker of an acute renal damage during the follow-up of 90 days after contrast medium (CM) application.Blood samples were obtained from 330 consecutive patients with diabetes mellitus or mild renal impairment immediately before, 24 and 48 hours after the CM application for coronary angiography...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164557/the-detection-of-urinary-podocytes-from-drug-induced-glomerular-thrombotic-microangiopathy-in-advanced-cancer-patients
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Joichi Usui, Chie Yokoyama, Masahiro Hagiwara, Kai Hirayasu, Takahiro Kojima, Takayuki Yoshino, Hiroyuki Nishiyama, Masanori Hara, Kunihiro Yamagata
BACKGROUND: Focusing on glomerular thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA), we detected urinary podocytes to evaluate podocyte damage following glomerular endothelial cell injury. METHODS: We analyzed the relationship between urinary podocytes as biomarkers for podocyte injuries and clinical manifestations in five patients of anti-cancer-drug-induced glomerular TMA. RESULTS: Cancer in all five patients was advanced, including 4 cases of renal cell carcinoma treated with tyrosine kinase inhibitor, and one with intrahepatic bile duct carcinoma treated with gemcitabine...
December 1, 2016: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128745/endothelial-dysfunction-microvascular-damage-and-ischemic-peripheral-vasculopathy-in-systemic-sclerosis
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Ivone Fernandes Santos da Silva, Andreia Teixeira, José Oliveira, Rui Almeida, Carlos Vasconcelos
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate endothelial dysfunction and microvascular damage in secondary Raynaud Phenomenon (SRP) and Systemic sclerosis (SSc)-associated patients as possible predictors of ischemic fingertip digital ulcers (DU) in a 3-year clinical follow-up. METHODS: Flow-mediated dilatation (FMD), nailfold videocapillaroscopy (NVC), endothelin-1 (ET-1) and asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) were analysed in a 3-year observational cohort study of 77 SRP patients with systemic sclerosis...
January 27, 2017: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
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