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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635124/regular-aerobic-exercise-reduces-endothelin-1-mediated-vasoconstrictor-tone-in-overweight-and-obese-adults
#1
Caitlin A Dow, Brian L Stauffer, Danielle L Brunjes, Jared J Greiner, Christopher A DeSouza
Endothelin (ET)-1-mediated vasoconstrictor tone is elevated in overweight and obese adults, contributing to vasomotor dysfunction and increased cardiovascular disease risk. While the effects of habitual aerobic exercise on endothelium-dependent vasodilation in overweight/obese adults has been studied, little is known regarding ET-1 vasoconstriction. Accordingly, the aims of the present study were to determine: (1) if regular aerobic exercise training reduces ET-1-mediated vasoconstrictor tone in overweight and obese adults; and, if so (2) whether the reduction in ET-1 vasoconstriction contributes to exercise-induced improvement in endothelium-dependent vasodilation in this population...
June 20, 2017: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630432/down-regulation-of-kca2-3-channels-causes-erectile-dysfunction-in-mice
#2
Simon Comerma-Steffensen, Attila Kun, Elise R Hedegaard, Susie Mogensen, Christian Aalkjaer, Ralf Köhler, Birgitte Mønster Christensen, Ulf Simonsen
Modulation of endothelial calcium-activated K(+) channels has been proposed as an approach to restore arterial endothelial cell function in disease. We hypothesized that small-conductance calcium-activated K(+) channels (KCa2.3 or SK3) contributes to erectile function. The research was performed in transgenic mice with overexpression (KCa2.3 (T/T(-Dox))) or down-regulation (KCa2.3 (T/T(+Dox))) of the KCa2.3 channels and wild-type C57BL/6-mice (WT). QPCR revealed that KCa2.3 and KCa1.1 channels were the most abundant in mouse corpus cavernosum...
June 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629735/chronic-fluoxetine-treatment-enhances-sympathetic-activities-associated-with-abnormality-of-baroreflex-function-in-conscious-normal-rats
#3
Ling-Zong Hong, Keh-Feng Huang, Siu-Wan Hung, Li-Te Kuo
Data regarding the effects of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), which are a common type of antidepressants, on cardiovascular autonomic function are inconsistent. The present study was conducted to determine the effects of chronic fluoxetine, an SSRI, on blood pressure, cardiac autonomic nervous activities and baroreflex control of heart rate. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were treated with fluoxetine (10mg/kg·day, p.o.) or saline for 14 weeks. Baroreflex function was determined by the sigmoid logistic method based on the heart rate responses to changes in blood pressure elicited by phenylephrine or sodium nitroprusside infusions...
June 16, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625890/acute-effects-of-coffee-on-skin-blood-flow-and-microvascular-function
#4
Erik Tesselaar, Dzeneta Nezirevic Dernroth, Simon Farnebo
OBJECTIVE: Studies on the acute effects of coffee on the microcirculation have shown contradicting results. This study aimed to investigate if intake of caffeine-containing coffee changes blood flow and microvascular reactivity in the skin. METHODS: We measured acute changes in cutaneous vascular conductance (CVC) in the forearm and the tip of the finger, the microvascular response to transdermal iontophoresis of acetylcholine (ACh) and sodium nitroprusside (SNP) and post-occlusive reactive hyperemia (PORH) in the skin, after intake of caffeinated or decaffeinated coffee...
June 15, 2017: Microvascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624453/folic-acid-attenuates-cobalt-chloride-induced-pge2-production-in-huvecs-via-the-no-hif-1alpha-cox-2-pathway
#5
Yuming Liang, Xiaozhou Zhen, Kaiwen Wang, Jing Ma
Prostaglandin E2 (PGE2), an important lipid inflammatory mediator involved in the progression of vascular diseases, can be induced by hypoxia in many cell types. While folic acid has been shown to protect against inflammation in THP-1 cells duringpo hypoxia and hypoxia-induced endothelial cell injury, whether it might do so by attenuating PGE2 production remains unclear. To investigate this we constructed a hypoxia-induced injury model by treating human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) with cobalt chloride (CoCl2), which mimics the effects of hypoxia...
June 14, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620222/nitric-oxide-mediated-transcriptional-modulation-enhances-plant-adaptive-responses-to-arsenic-stress
#6
Pradyumna Kumar Singh, Yuvraj Indoliya, Abhisekh Singh Chauhan, Surendra Pratap Singh, Amit Pal Singh, Sanjay Dwivedi, Rudra Deo Tripathi, Debasis Chakrabarty
Arsenic (As) contamination in rice leads to yield decline and causes carcinogenic risk to human health. Although the role of nitric oxide (NO) in reducing As toxicity is known, NO-mediated genetic modulation in the plant during arsenic toxicity has not yet been established. We analyzed the key components of NO metabolism and the correlations between NO interaction and arsenic stress using rice as a relevant model plant. Illumina sequencing was used to investigate the NO-mediated genome-wide temporal transcriptomic modulation in rice root upon AsIII exposure during 12 days (d) of the growth period...
June 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612996/crf1-and-crf2-receptors-in-the-bed-nucleus-of-stria-terminalis-differently-modulate-the-baroreflex-function-in-unanesthetized-rats
#7
Leandro A Oliveira, Jeferson Almeida, Lucas Gomes-de-Souza, Ricardo Benini, Carlos C Crestani
The baroreflex is an important blood pressure regulating mechanism. The bed nucleus of stria terminalis (BNST) modulates the baroreflex function. However, the local BNST neurochemical mechanisms involved in control of baroreflex responses are not completely understood. Therefore, in the present study we investigated the involvement of corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) receptors within the BNST in baroreflex control of heart rate in unanesthetized rats. For this, we evaluated effects of bilateral microinjection into the BNST of either the selective CRF1 receptor antagonist CP376395 (5nmol/100nL) or the selective CRF2 receptor antagonist antisauvagine-30 (5nmol/100nL) in bradycardiac response evoked by blood pressure increases caused by intravenous infusion of phenylephrine as well as tachycardiac response to blood pressure decrease caused by intravenous infusion of sodium nitroprusside...
June 14, 2017: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611682/elevated-circulating-trimethylamine-n-oxide-levels-contribute-to-endothelial-dysfunction-in-aged-rats-through-vascular-inflammation-and-oxidative-stress
#8
Tiejun Li, Yanli Chen, Chaojun Gua, Xiaodong Li
Vascular endothelial dysfunction, a characteristic of the aging process, is an important risk factor for cardiovascular disease in aging. Although, vascular inflammation and oxidative stress are major contributors to endothelial dysfunction in aging, the underlying mechanisms during the aging process are not fully understood. Accumulating evidence reveals that gut microbiota-dependent metabolite trimethylamine-N-oxide (TMAO) is implicated in the pathogenesis of many cardiovascular diseases. We tested the hypothesis that aging increases circulating TMAO levels, which induce vascular inflammation and oxidative stress, resulting in age-associated endothelial dysfunction...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603024/functional-research-and-molecular-mechanism-of-kainic-acid-induced-denitrosylation-of-thioredoxin-1-in-rat-hippocampus
#9
Hongning Yang, Ningjun Zhao, Lanxin Lv, Xianliang Yan, Shuqun Hu, Tie Xu
Thioredoxin-1 (Trx1) has long been recognized as a redox regulator, and is implicated in the inhibition of cell apoptosis. Trx1 is essential for the maintenance of the S-nitrosylation of molecules in cells. The S-nitrosylation of Trx1 is essential for the physiological function such as preservation of the redox regulatory activity. The mechanisms underlying Trx1 denitrosylation induced by kainate acid (KA) injection still remain uncharacterized. Our results showed that the S-nitrosylation levels of Trx1 were decreased subsequent to KA injection and that the glutamate receptor 6 (GluR6) antagonist NS102 could inhibit the denitrosylation of Trx1...
June 8, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597991/lack-of-linear-correlation-between-dynamic-and-steady-state-cerebral-autoregulation
#10
Daan L K de Jong, Takashi Tarumi, Jie Liu, Rong Zhang, Jurgen A H R Claassen
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between dynamic (dCA) and steady-state cerebral autoregulation (sCA). In 28 healthy older adults, sCA was quantified by a linear regression slope of proportionate (%) changes in cerebrovascular resistance (CVR) in response to proportionate (%) changes in mean blood pressure (BP) induced by stepwise sodium nitroprusside (SNP) and phenylephrine (PhE) infusion. Cerebral blood flow (CBF) was measured at the internal carotid (ICA) and vertebral (VA) artery and cerebral blood flow velocity (CBFV) at the middle cerebral artery (MCA)...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596957/heterogeneous-vascular-bed-responses-to-pulmonary-titanium-dioxide-nanoparticle-exposure
#11
Alaeddin B Abukabda, Phoebe A Stapleton, Carroll R McBride, Jinghai Yi, Timothy R Nurkiewicz
A growing body of research links engineered nanomaterial (ENM) exposure to adverse cardiovascular endpoints. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of ENM exposure on vascular reactivity in discrete segments so that we may determine the most sensitive levels of the vasculature where these negative cardiovascular effects are manifest. We hypothesized that acute nano-TiO2 exposure differentially affects reactivity with a more robust impairment in the microcirculation. Sprague-Dawley rats (8-10 weeks) were exposed to nano-TiO2via intratracheal instillation (20, 100, or 200 µg suspended per 250 µL of vehicle) 24 h prior to vascular assessments...
2017: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590566/phenotypic-switching-prevention-and-proliferation-migration-inhibition-of-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells-by-the-ruthenium-nitrosyl-complex-trans-ru-no-cl-cyclam-pf6-2
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Mariana G de Oliveira, Fabio G Doro, Elia Tfouni, Marta H Krieger
OBJECTIVES: Vascular smooth muscle cell (VSMC) migration and proliferation at sites of vascular injury are both critical steps in the development of intimal hyperplasia (IH). Local delivery of nitric oxide (NO) largely prevents these events. Among the NO donors, tetraazamacrocyclic nitrosyl complexes, such as trans-[Ru(NO)Cl(cyclam)](PF6 )2 (cyclamNO), gained attention for their features, which include the possibility of being embedded in solid matrices, and ability to participate in a nitrite/NO catalytic conversion cycle...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590059/sympatholytic-effect-of-intravascular-atp-is-independent-of-nitric-oxide-prostaglandins-na-k-atpase-and-kir-channels-in-humans
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Christopher M Hearon, Jennifer C Richards, Mathew L Racine, Gary J Luckasen, Dennis G Larson, Michael J Joyner, Frank A Dinenno
Exercise and intravascular ATP elicit vasodilatation that is dependent on activation of inwardly rectifying potassium (KIR ) channels, with a modest reliance on nitric oxide (NO) and prostaglandin (PG) synthesis.  Both exercise and intravascular ATP attenuate sympathetic α-adrenergic vasoconstriction (sympatholysis). However, KIR channels, NO, PGs and Na(+) /K(+) -ATPase activity are not obligatory to observe sympatholysis during exercise. To further determine similarities between exercise and intravascular ATP, we tested the hypothesis that inhibition of KIR channels, NO and PG synthesis, and Na(+) /K(+) -ATPase, would not alter the ability of ATP to blunt α1 -adrenergic vasoconstriction...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585864/sustained-release-effects-of-berberine-loaded-chitosan-microspheres-on-in-vitro-chondrocyte-culture
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Yan Zhou, Shiqing Liu, Jianghua Ming, Yaming Li, Ming Deng, Bin He
The low bioavailability and short biological half-life of berberine chloride (BBR) negatively affect the protective role of this compound against osteoarthritis (OA). The present study was performed to evaluate the effectiveness of sustained BBR release system. Novel BBR-loaded chitosan microspheres (BBR-loaded CMs) were successfully synthesized using an ionic cross-linking method for sustained release. The basic characteristics of the prepared microspheres were subsequently evaluated by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), X-ray diffraction (XRD) techniques, encapsulation efficiency (EE), and in vitro release experiments...
June 6, 2017: Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579067/the-beneficial-effect-of-fesoterodine-a-competitive-muscarinic-receptor-antagonist-on-erectile-dysfunction-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-rats
#15
Didem Yilmaz-Oral, Nur Bayatli, Serap Gur
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the possible role of fesoterodine (a competitive muscarinic receptor antagonist) on erectile dysfunction (ED) in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 16 adult male Sprague-Dawley rats were equally divided into control and diabetic group. Diabetes was induced by a single intravenous injection of streptozotocin (25-35mg/kg). In vivo erectile responses were evaluated by the stimulation of cavernosal nerves and repeated after intracavernosal injection of fesoterodine (1µM) in rats...
June 1, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572770/in-vivo-cannabidiol-treatment-improves-endothelium-dependent-vasorelaxation-in-mesenteric-arteries-of-zucker-diabetic-fatty-rats
#16
Amanda J Wheal, Khalid Jadoon, Michael D Randall, Saoirse E O'Sullivan
Background and purpose: We have shown that in vitro treatment with cannabidiol (CBD, 2 h) enhances endothelial function in arteries from Zucker diabetic fatty (ZDF) rats, partly due to a cyclooxygenase (COX)-mediated mechanism. The aim of the present study was to determine whether treatment with CBD in vivo would also enhance endothelial function. Experimental approach: Male ZDF rats, or ZDF Lean rats, were treated for 7 days (daily i.p. injection) with either 10mg/kg CBD or vehicle (n = 6 per group). Sections of mesenteric resistance arteries, femoral arteries and thoracic aortae were mounted on a wire myograph, and cumulative concentration-response curves to endothelium-dependent (acetylcholine, ACh, 1 nM-100 μM) or endothelium-independent (sodium nitroprusside, SNP, 1 nM-100 μM) agents were constructed...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572495/comparison-of-the-vasodilatory-effects-of-sodium-nitroprusside-versus-nitroglycerin
#17
Sushant M Ranadive, Andy R Eugene, Gabrielle A Dillon, Wayne T Nicholson, Michael J Joyner
The vasodilatory mechanism of Nitroglycerin (NTG) is similar to Sodium Nitroprusside (SNP) in regards to action on guanosine 3'5' monophosphate (cyclic GMP) via nitric oxide. However, it is unknown whether NTG can achieve the same magnitude of vasodilation in the forearm as SNP. Therefore, the purpose of the study was to evaluate the differences in forearm blood flow (FBF) and forearm vascular conductance (FVC) during escalating infusions of NTG versus SNP at similar concentration doses and rates. We measured FBF using venous occlusion plethysmography (VOP) and Doppler ultrasound in eight young, healthy participants (mean age = 28 ± 2 years) during four forearm volume (FAV) specific doses (0...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562833/the-effect-of-physical-resistance-training-on-baroreflex-sensitivity-of-hypertensive-rats
#18
Moisés Felipe Pereira Gomes, Mariana Eiras Borges, Vitor de Almeida Rossi, Elizabeth de Orleans C de Moura, Alessandra Medeiros
Background: Baroreceptors act as regulators of blood pressure (BP); however, its sensitivity is impaired in hypertensive patients. Among the recommendations for BP reduction, exercise training has become an important adjuvant therapy in this population. However, there are many doubts about the effects of resistance exercise training in this population. Objective: To evaluate the effect of resistance exercise training on BP and baroreceptor sensitivity in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR)...
May 25, 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559108/the-nitric-oxide-donor-rubpy-does-not-induce-in%C3%A2-vitro-cross-tolerance-with-acetylcholine
#19
Michele Paulo, Marcella D Grando, Roberto S da Silva, Richard D Minshall, Lusiane M Bendhack
PURPOSE: We have demonstrated that RuBPY induces hypotensive effect in hypertensive rats, promotes vasodilation at low concentrations, and presents low cytotoxicity. This study aimed to verify whether the NO donor RuBPY synthesized in our laboratory induces in vitro tolerance and cross-tolerance to acetylcholine (ACh) and sodium nitroprusside (SNP) in rat cava vein. METHODS: We compared the maximum relaxing effect (ME) and potency (pD2) of RuBPY and nitroglycerin (GTN) in cava vein rings...
May 27, 2017: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539820/bifidobacterium-pseudocatenulatum-cect-7765-supplementation-restores-altered-vascular-function-in-an-experimental-model-of-obese-mice
#20
María D Mauricio, Eva Serna, María Leonor Fernández-Murga, Jesica Portero, Martín Aldasoro, Soraya L Valles, Yolanda Sanz, José M Vila
Aims.Bifidobacterium pseudocatenulatum CECT 7765 improves metabolic and immunological altered functions in high fat fed mice, however little is known about the effects of potential probiotics on vascular reactivity. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of a potential probiotic strain, Bifidobacterium pseudocatenulatum CECT 7765, on vascular response in obese mice. Methods. Aorta samples were obtained from mice, which were divided into three groups: a control group, receiving a standard diet; an obese group, receiving a high-fat diet; and an obese group receiving high-fat diet and a daily dose of B...
2017: International Journal of Medical Sciences
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