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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533932/metabolic-parameters-and-responsiveness-of-isolated-iliac-artery-in-ldlr-mice-role-of-aerobic-exercise-training
#1
Nádia F Garcia, Amanda Cs Sponton, Maria A Delbin, Juliana M Parente, Michele M Castro, Angelina Zanesco, Camila de Moraes
Physical inactivity and dyslipidemia are considered risk factors for cardiovascular diseases. There are few studies evaluating the effects of physical exercise in small-caliber artery in a model that mimics familial hypercholesterolemia. The aim of this study was to examine the effect of exercise training, at moderate intensity, on metabolic parameters and iliac artery responsiveness in LDL(-/-) mice. Sedentary (SD) and trained (TR) mice performed AET (5 days/week, 60 minutes/day at 60-70% of maximum speed) during 8 weeks...
2017: American Journal of Cardiovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531207/benzo-a-pyrene-activates-interleukin-6-induction-and-suppresses-nitric-oxide-induced-apoptosis-in-rat-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells
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Huei-Ping Tzeng, Kuo-Cheng Lan, Ting-Hua Yang, Min-Ni Chung, Shing Hwa Liu
Benzo[a]pyrene, a ubiquitous environmental pollutant, has been suggested to be capable of initiating and/or accelerating atherosclerosis. Accumulation of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) in vessel intima is a hallmark of atherosclerosis. Nitric oxide (NO) can suppress VSMCs proliferation and induce VSMCs apoptosis. NO plays a compensatory role in the vascular lesions to reduce proliferation and/or accelerate apoptosis of VSMCs. The aim of this study was to investigate whether benzo[a]pyrene can affect VSMCs growth and apoptosis induced by NO...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522805/nitric-oxide-donor-protects-against-acetic-acid-induced-gastric-ulcer-in-rats-via-s-nitrosylation-of-trpv1-on-vagus-nerve
#3
Ting Han, Yan Tang, Jing Li, Bing Xue, Liping Gong, Jingxin Li, Xiao Yu, Chuanyong Liu
This study was conducted to investigate the effects of nitric oxide (NO) in acetic acid-induced gastric ulcer of rats and the underlying mechanisms. We found that peritoneal injection of sodium nitroprusside (SNP), a NO donor, decreased the ulcer area, inflammatory cell infiltration and MPO degree in acetic acid-induced gastric ulcer in rats. This effect was abolished by a transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) antagonist or prior subdiaphragmatic vagotomy. SNP increased the jejunal mesenteric afferent discharge in a dose-depended manner, which was largely diminished by pretreatment of S-nitrosylation blocker N-ethylmaleimide, TRPV1 antagonist capsazepine, genetic deletion of TRPV1, or vagotomy...
May 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522342/acute-and-repeated-exposure-with-the-nitric-oxide-no-donor-sodium-nitroprusside-snp-differentially-modulate-responses-in-a-rat-model-of-anxiety
#4
Martha A Orfanidou, Anastasios Lafioniatis, Aikaterini Trevlopoulou, Ntilara Touzlatzi, Nikolaos Pitsikas
The nitric oxide (NO) donor sodium nitroprusside (SNP) actually is under investigation for the treatment of schizophrenia. That anxiety disorders are noted to occur commonly in schizophrenia patients is known. Contradictory results were reported however, concerning the effects of SNP in animal models of anxiety disorders. The present study investigated the effects of acute and repeated administration of SNP on anxiety-like behaviour in rats assessed in the light/dark test. The effects of SNP on motility in a locomotor activity chamber were also investigated in rats...
May 15, 2017: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512759/effect-of-ph-on-rheotaxis-of-bull-sperm-using-microfluidics
#5
T M El-Sherry, M A Abdel-Ghani, N S Abou-Khalil, M Elsayed, M Abdelgawad
The aim of the present research is to study the effect of pH values on the sperm rheotaxis properties. Semen collected from bulls was diluted with SOF medium (1:10). pH of the medium was adjusted using a digital pH meter to the following pH values: 6.0, 6.2, 6.4, 6.4, 6.8, 7.0. All kinetic parameters of sperm (n = 3,385) were determined through a computer-assisted sperm analysis (CASA) system using microfluidic devices with controlled flow velocity. The following parameters were determined: total motility (TM%), positive rheotaxis (PR%), straightline velocity (VSL, μm/s), average path velocity (VAP, μm/s), linearity (LIN, as VSL/VCL, %), beat cross-frequency (BCF, Hz) and curvilinear velocity (VCL, μm/s)...
May 16, 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495542/endothelial-function-is-preserved-in-veins-harvested-by-either-endoscopic-or-surgical-techniques
#6
Adam R Wheeler, Daniel E Kendrick, Matt T Allemang, Andre F Gosling, Ann H Kim, Alfred Hausladen, Vikram S Kashyap
OBJECTIVES: Endoscopic vein harvest for lower extremity arterial bypass grafting has been questioned due to concern for endothelial damage during procurement. We sought to compare Nitric Oxide (NO)-mediated endothelial dependent relaxation (EDR) in vein segments harvested using open surgical (OH) versus endoscopic (EH) techniques. METHODS: Saphenous vein segments were harvested for lower extremity bypass, and a single, minimally handled section of saphenous vein, free of branches, was taken from the end of the graft...
May 8, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493603/age-related-endothelial-dysfunction-in-human-skeletal-muscle-feed-arteries-the-role-of-free-radicals-derived-from-mitochondria-in-the-vasculature
#7
Song-Young Park, Oh Sung Kwon, Robert H I Andtbacka, John R Hyngstrom, Van Reese, Michael P Murphy, Russell S Richardson
AIM: This study sought to determine the role of free radicals derived from mitochondria in the vasculature in the recognized age-related endothelial dysfunction of human skeletal muscle feed arteries (SMFAs). METHODS: A total of 44 SMFAs were studied with and without acute exposure to the mitochondria-targeted antioxidant MitoQ and nitric oxide synthase (NOS) blockade. The relative abundance of proteins from the electron transport chain, phosphorylated (p-) to endothelial (e) NOS ratio, manganese superoxide dismutase (MnSOD), and the mitochondria-derived superoxide (O2(-) ) levels were assessed in SMFA...
May 11, 2017: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487391/functional-characterization-of-the-gucy1a3-coronary-artery-disease-risk-locus
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Thorsten Kessler, Jana Wobst, Bernhard Wolf, Juliane Eckhold, Baiba Vilne, Ronja Hollstein, Simon von Ameln, Tan An Dang, Hendrik B Sager, Philipp Moritz Rumpf, Redouane Aherrahrou, Adnan Kastrati, Johan L M Bjoerkegren, Jeanette Erdmann, Aldons J Lusis, Mete Civelek, Frank J Kaiser, Heribert Schunkert
Background -A chromosomal locus at 4q32.1 has been genome-wide significantly associated with coronary artery disease risk. The locus encompasses GUCY1A3, which encodes the α1-subunit of the soluble guanylyl cyclase (sGC), a key enzyme in the nitric oxide (NO)/cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP) signaling pathway. The mechanism linking common variants in this region with coronary risk is not known. Methods -Gene and protein expression were analyzed using quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) and immunoblotting, respectively...
May 9, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484287/mir-135b-plays-a-neuroprotective-role-by-targeting-gsk3%C3%AE-in-mpp-intoxicated-sh-sy5y-cells
#9
Jianlei Zhang, Wei Liu, Yabo Wang, Shengnan Zhao, Na Chang
miR-135a-5p was reported to play a crucial role in the protective effects of hydrogen sulfide against Parkinson's disease (PD) by targeting rho-associated protein kinase 2 (ROCK2). However, the role of another member of miR-135 family (miR-135b) and the underlying mechanism in PD are still unclear. qRT-PCR and western blot showed that miR-135 was downregulated and glycogen synthase kinase 3β (GSK3β) was upregulated at mRNA and protein levels in MPP(+)-intoxicated SH-SY5Y cells in a dose- and time-dependent manner...
2017: Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482335/nitric-oxide-mediates-brassinosteroid-induced-flavonoid-biosynthesis-in-camellia-sinensis-l
#10
Xin Li, Lan Zhang, Golam Jalal Ahammed, Zhi-Xin Li, Ji-Peng Wei, Chen Shen, Peng Yan, Li-Ping Zhang, Wen-Yan Han
Flavonoids are one of the key secondary metabolites determining the quality of tea. Although exogenous brassinosteroid (BR), a steroidal plant hormone, can stimulate polyphenol biosynthesis in tea plants (Camellia sinensis L.), the relevance of endogenous BR in flavonoid accumulation and the underlying mechanisms remain largely unknown. Here we show that BR enhances flavonoid concentration in tea leaves by inducing an increase in the endogenous concentration of nitric oxide (NO). Notably, exogenous BR increased levels of flavonoids as well as NO in a concentration dependent manner, while suppression of BR levels by an inhibitor of BR biosynthesis, brassinazole (BRz), decreased the concentrations of both flavonoids and NO in tea leaves...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480509/oxidized-low-density-lipoprotein-stimulates-epithelial-sodium-channels-in-endothelial-cells-of-mouse-thoracic-aorta
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Chen Liang, Qiu-Shi Wang, Xu Yang, Na Niu, Qing-Qing Hu, Bao-Long Zhang, Ming-Ming Wu, Chang-Jiang Yu, Xiao Chen, Bin-Lin Song, Zhi-Ren Zhang, He-Ping Ma
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Epithelial sodium channel (ENaC) is expressed in endothelial cells and acts as a negative modulator of vasodilation. Oxidized low-density lipoprotein (ox-LDL) is a key pathological factor in endothelial dysfunction. The present study is to examine the role of ENaC in ox-LDL-induced endothelial dysfunction and its associated signal transduction pathway. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Patch-clamp techniques combined with pharmacological approaches were used to examine ENaC activity in the endothelial cells of split-open mouse thoracic aorta...
May 8, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479295/the-beneficial-hemodynamic-effects-of-afterload-reduction-by-sodium-nitroprusside-during-rewarming-from-experimental-hypothermia
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Brage Håheim, Timofey Kondratiev, Erik Sveberg Dietrichs, Torkjel Tveita
BACKGROUND: Rewarming from hypothermia is associated with depressed cardiac function, known as hypothermia-induced cardiac dysfunction (HCD), and increased systemic vascular resistance (SVR). Previous studies on pharmacological treatment of HCD have demonstrated beneficial effects when using drugs with the combined effects; cardiac inotropic support and peripheral vasodilation. The presented study aims to investigate the isolated effects of arterial dilatation on cardiac functional variables during rewarming from hypothermia using sodium nitroprusside (SNP)...
May 4, 2017: Cryobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475392/is-nitric-oxide-an-essential-mediator-in-cervical-inflammation-and-preterm-birth
#13
Christopher Nold, Julie Stone, Maura Graham, Jennifer Trinh, Alex Blanchette, Todd Jensen
OBJECTIVE: Cervical ripening is an obligatory step in the process of preterm birth. We hypothesize an inflammatory challenge to the cervix leads to an increase in nitric oxide production disrupting the cervical epithelial barrier leading to preterm birth. STUDY DESIGN: For this study, three experiments were performed: (1) Using a mouse model, pregnant mice were treated with an intrauterine injection of saline or lipopolysaccharide (LPS). Mice were sacrificed and cervices were collected for molecular analysis...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469622/the-involvement-of-nitric-oxide-in-integration-of-plant-physiological-and-ultrastructural-adjustments-in-response-to-arsenic
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Fernanda S Farnese, Juraci A Oliveira, Elder A S Paiva, Paulo E Menezes-Silva, Adinan A da Silva, Fernanda V Campos, Cléberson Ribeiro
High arsenic (As) concentrations are toxic to all the living organisms and the cellular response to this metalloid requires the involvement of cell signaling agents, such as nitric oxide (NO). The As toxicity and NO signaling were analyzed in Pistia stratiotes leaves. Plants were exposed to four treatments, for 24 h: control; SNP [sodium nitroprusside (NO donor); 0.1 mg L(-1)]; As (1.5 mg L(-1)) and As + SNP (1.5 and 0.1 mg L(-1), respectively). The absorption of As increased the concentration of reactive oxygen species and triggered changes in the primary metabolism of the plants...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467991/microvascular-function-and-endothelial-progenitor-cells-in-patients-with-severe-hypercholesterolemia-and-the-familial-hypercholesterolemia-phenotype
#15
Andrea De Lorenzo, Annie S B Moreira, Fabiana B Muccillo, Marcelo Assad, Eduardo V Tibirica
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) and systemic microvascular function in patients with severe hypercholesterolemia, comparing patients with the definite familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) phenotype (DFH) or probable/possible FH phenotype (PFH). There is a large spectrum of atherosclerotic disease between these two clinical phenotypes of FH, and to acquire further knowledge of the pathophysiology of vascular disease in both is desirable. METHODS: Subjects with severe hypercholesterolemia, defined as low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) >190 mg/dL, were classified as DFH or PFH and underwent measurement of the number of EPCs by flow cytometry and evaluation of cutaneous microvascular reactivity using a laser speckle contrast-imaging system with iontophoresis of acethylcholine (ACh) or sodium nitroprusside...
May 4, 2017: Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467198/chronic-nahs-treatment-decreases-oxidative-stress-and-improves-endothelial-function-in-diabetic-mice
#16
Hooi H Ng, Gunes S Yildiz, Jacqueline M Ku, Alyson A Miller, Owen L Woodman, Joanne L Hart
Hydrogen sulphide (H2S) is endogenously produced in vascular tissue and has anti-oxidant and vasoprotective properties. This study investigates whether chronic treatment using the fast H2S donor NaHS could elicit a vasoprotective effect in diabetes. Diabetes was induced in male C57BL6/J mice with streptozotocin (60 mg/kg daily, ip for 2 weeks) and confirmed by elevated blood glucose and glycated haemoglobin levels. Diabetic mice were then treated with NaHS (100 µmol/kg/day) for 4 weeks, and aortae collected for functional and biochemical analyses...
May 2017: Diabetes & Vascular Disease Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457877/assessing-cutaneous-microvascular-function-with-iontophoresis-avoiding-non-specific-vasodilation
#17
Jordan Loader, Matthieu Roustit, Frances Taylor, Richard J MacIsaac, Simon Stewart, Christian Lorenzen, Guillaume Walther
AIM: Iontophoresis of vasoactive agents is commonly used to assess cutaneous microvascular reactivity. However, it is known that iontophoresis can be limited by confounding non-specific vasodilatory effects. Despite this, there is still no standardization of protocols or data expression. Therefore, this study evaluated commonly used protocols of iontophoresis by assessing each for evidence of non-specific vasodilatory effects and examined the reproducibility of those protocols that are free of non-specific responses...
April 28, 2017: Microvascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456572/treatment-with-sodium-nitroprusside-improves-the-endothelial-function-in-aortic-rings-with-endothelial-dysfunction
#18
Tereza Cristina Buzinari, Jorge Camargo Oishi, Thiago Francisco De Moraes, Izabela Pereira Vatanabe, Heloisa Sobreiro Selistre-de-Araújo, Cezar Rangel Pestana, Gerson Jhonatan Rodrigues
PURPOSE: Verify if sodium nitroprusside (SNP) is able to improve endothelial function and if this effect is independent of nitric oxide (NO) release of the compound. METHODS: Normotensive (2K) and hypertensive (2K-1C) wistar rats were used. Intact endothelium aortas were placed in a myograph and incubated with SNP: 0.1nM; 1nM or 10nM during 30min. Cumulative concentration-effect curves for acetylcholine (Ach) were realized to measure the relaxing capacity. Intracellular NO were measured (by DAF-2DA probe) in HUVEC treated with SNP 0...
April 27, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456134/improvement-in-baroreflex-control-of-renal-sympathetic-nerve-activity-in-obese-sprague-dawley-rats-following-immunosuppression
#19
Safia Akhtar Khan, Munavvar Zubaid Abdul Sattar, Nor Azizan Abdullah, Hassaan Anwer Rathore, Ashfaq Ahmad, Mohammed Hadi Abdulla, Edward James Johns
AIM: This investigation explored the hypothesis that in obesity an inflammatory response in the kidney contributed to a renal nerve-dependent blunting of the baroreflex regulation of renal sympathetic nerve activity. METHODS: Rats received a normal (12%Kcal) or high-fat (45%Kcal) diet for 8 weeks plus daily injections of vehicle (0.9% NaCl i.p) or tacrolimus (0.25mg kg(-1) day(-1) i.p) from weeks 3-8. Following anaesthesia, left renal sympathetic nerve activity was recorded, baroreflex gain curves were generated, by infusing phenylephrine and sodium nitroprusside, and cardiopulmonary baroreceptors challenged by infusing a saline load...
April 29, 2017: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444988/inhibitory-action-of-oxytocin-on-spontaneous-contraction-of-rat-distal-colon-by-nitrergic-mechanism-involvement-of-cyclic-gmp-and-apamin-sensitive-k-channels
#20
R Wang, M T Han, X L Lv, Y A Yu, S Q Chai, C M Qu, C Y Liu
AIM: The mechanisms underlying the inhibitory effects of oxytocin (OT) on colon tone are not totally understood. We explore the mechanisms of OT on spontaneous contractility in rat distal colon, and identify the mediators involved in this action. METHODS: In rat distal colon strips, mechanical activity was analyzed and the production of nitric oxide (NO) in tissue loaded with the fluorochrome DAF-FM was visualized by confocal microscopy. OT receptor (OTR) expression was determined by western blotting and immunofluorescence...
April 26, 2017: Acta Physiologica
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