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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435774/pet-molecular-targets-and-near-infrared-fluorescence-imaging-of-atherosclerosis
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REVIEW
Csilla Celeng, Bart de Keizer, Béla Merkely, Pim de Jong, Tim Leiner, Richard A P Takx
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: With this review, we aim to summarize the role of positron emission tomography (PET) and near-infrared fluorescence imaging (NIRF) in the detection of atherosclerosis. RECENT FINDINGS: 18 F-FDG is an established measure of increased macrophage activity. However, due to its low specificity, new radiotracers have emerged for more specific detection of vascular inflammation and other high-risk plaque features such as microcalcification and neovascularization...
February 12, 2018: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29413439/combined-pet-dce-mri-in-a-rabbit%C3%A2-model%C3%A2-of-atherosclerosis-integrated-quantification-of-plaque-inflammation-permeability-and-burden-during-treatment-with-a-leukotriene-a4-hydrolase-inhibitor
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Claudia Calcagno, Olivier Lairez, Julie Hawkins, Steven W Kerr, Melanie S Dugas, Thomas Simpson, Jelle Epskamp, Philip M Robson, Mootaz Eldib, Ilda Bander, Purushothaman K-Raman, Sarayu Ramachandran, Alison Pruzan, Audrey Kaufman, Venkatesh Mani, Alexander Ehlgen, Heiko G Niessen, John Broadwater, Zahi A Fayad
OBJECTIVES: The authors sought to develop combined positron emission tomography (PET) dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to quantify plaque inflammation, permeability, and burden to evaluate the efficacy of a leukotriene A4 hydrolase (LTA4H) inhibitor in a rabbit model of atherosclerosis. BACKGROUND: Multimodality PET/MRI allows combining the quantification of atherosclerotic plaque inflammation, neovascularization, permeability, and burden by combined 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (18F-FDG) PET, DCE-MRI, and morphological MRI...
February 2018: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29409899/a-12-year-study-of-slotted-palladium-103-plaque-radiation-therapy-for-choroidal-melanoma-near-touching-or-surrounding-the-optic-nerve
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Abhilasha Maheshwari, Paul T Finger
PURPOSE: To present our 12-year experience with low energy photon, slotted eye plaque radiation therapy. DESIGN: Retrospective interventional case series METHODS: SETTING: The New York Eye Cancer Center. STUDY POPULATION: Fifty-two consecutive patients with uveal melanomas near, touching or surrounding the optic disc. INTERVENTION: Slotted eye plaque radiation therapy. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: change in visual acuity, local tumor control, radiation side effects, eye salvage and systemic metastases...
January 31, 2018: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29407886/noncanonical-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-in-microvessels-of-atherosclerotic-lesions-is-associated-with-inflammation-atheromatous-plaque-morphology-and-myocardial-infarction
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Chrissta X Maracle, Rabia Agca, Boy Helder, John A L Meeuwsen, Hans W M Niessen, Erik A L Biessen, Menno P J de Winther, Saskia C A de Jager, Mike T Nurmohamed, Sander W Tas
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Neovascularization is associated with atherosclerotic plaque instability and increased chance of myocardial infarction (MI). Patients with chronic inflammatory diseases (CID) have increased risk of atherosclerosis, and evidence demonstrates that NF-κB inducing kinase (NIK)-mediated noncanonical NF-κB signaling in endothelial cells (EC) is linked to inflammation and angiogenesis. Here, we hypothesized NIK may also be activated in EC of atherosclerotic lesion microvessels...
January 29, 2018: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29366159/everolimus-attenuates-atherosclerotic-plaque-progression-intraplaque-neovascularization-myocardial-infarction-and-sudden-death-in-a-mouse-model-of-advanced-atherosclerosis
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Ammar Kurdi, Guido R Y De Meyer, Wim Martinet
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348025/pet-mr-imaging-of-malondialdehyde-acetaldehyde-epitopes-with-a-human-antibody-detects-clinically-relevant-atherothrombosis
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Max L Senders, Xuchu Que, Young Seok Cho, Calvin Yeang, Hannah Groenen, Francois Fay, Claudia Calcagno, Anu E Meerwaldt, Simone Green, Phuong Miu, Mark E Lobatto, Thomas Reiner, Zahi A Fayad, Joseph L Witztum, Willem J M Mulder, Carlos Pérez-Medina, Sotirios Tsimikas
BACKGROUND: Oxidation-specific epitopes (OSEs) are proinflammatory, and elevated levels in plasma predict cardiovascular events. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to develop novel positron emission tomography (PET) probes to noninvasively image OSE-rich lesions. METHODS: An antigen-binding fragment (Fab) antibody library was constructed from human fetal cord blood. After multiple rounds of screening against malondialdehyde-acetaldehyde (MAA) epitopes, the Fab LA25 containing minimal nontemplated insertions in the CDR3 region was identified and characterized...
January 23, 2018: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336364/mechanism-of-chronic-stress-induced-reduced-atherosclerotic-medial-area-and-increased-plaque-instability-in-rabbit-models-of-chronic-stress
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Ze-Mou Yu, Xiao-Tao Deng, Ruo-Mei Qi, Lu-Yan Xiao, Chong-Qing Yang, Tao Gong
BACKGROUND: Chronic stress contributes to increased risks of atherosclerotic diseases including heart disease, stroke, and transient ischemic attack. However, its underline mechanisms are poorly understood. This study aimed to elucidate the mechanism via which chronic stress exerts its effect on atherosclerosis (AS). METHODS: Fifty male New Zealand white rabbits were used. Aortic balloon-injury model was applied. Both social stress and physical stress methods were adopted to establish chronic stress models...
January 20, 2018: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310647/have-dipeptidyl-peptidase-4-inhibitors-ameliorated-the-vascular-complications-of-type-2-diabetes-in-large-scale-trials-the-potential-confounding-effect-of-stem-cell-chemokines
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REVIEW
Milton Packer
Drugs that inhibit dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) are conventionally regarded as incretin-based agents that signal through the glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor. However, inhibition of DPP-4 also potentiates the stem cell chemokine, stromal cell-derived factor-1 (SDF-1), which can promote inflammation, proliferative responses and neovascularization. In large-scale cardiovascular outcome trials, enhanced GLP-1 signaling has reduced the risk of atherosclerotic ischemic events, potentially because GLP-1 retards the growth and increases the stability of atherosclerotic plaques...
January 8, 2018: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184341/atherosclerotic-carotid-plaques-multimodality-imaging-with-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-computed-tomography-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Divyata R Hingwala, Kesavadas Chandrasekhakan, Bejoy Thomas, P N Sylaja, M Unnikrishnan, T R Kapilamoorthy
Introduction: The imaging of carotid plaques has undergone a paradigm shift increasing importance being given to plaque characterization. Patients with "vulnerable" plaques are more prone to develop future neurovascular events. Purpose: The purpose of this study is to analyze the role of multimodality imaging techniques in the assessment of carotid atherosclerotic plaques. Materials and Methods: Twenty-six patients were prospectively enrolled in the study...
October 2017: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171202/advances-in-intravascular-imaging-new-insights-into-the-vulnerable-plaque-from-imaging-studies
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REVIEW
Taishi Yonetsu, Ik Kyung Jang
The term "vulnerable plaque" denotes the plaque characteristics that are susceptible to coronary thrombosis. Previous post-mortem studies proposed 3 major mechanisms of coronary thrombosis: plaque rupture, plaque erosion, and calcified nodules. Of those, characteristics of rupture-prone plaque have been extensively studied. Pathology studies have identified the features of rupture-prone plaque including thin fibrous cap, large necrotic core, expansive vessel remodeling, inflammation, and neovascularization...
January 2018: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095354/characteristics-of-pigmented-lesions-in-type-2-idiopathic-macular-telangiectasia
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Irene Leung, Ferenc B Sallo, Roberto Bonelli, Traci E Clemons, Daniel Pauleikhoff, Emily Y Chew, Alan C Bird, Tunde Peto
PURPOSE: Pigment in the midretina is a characteristic sign in Type 2 idiopathic macular telangiectasia (MacTel) and is considered to characterize the late stage of the disease. Our aim was to investigate its incidence, and relationship with risk factors for MacTel, including outer retinal vascularization and subretinal neovascular proliferation (SRNV). METHODS: Pigment extent was measured in fundus autofluorescence images of 150 eyes of 75 MacTel probands, using the Region Finder tool of Heidelberg Eye Explorer...
January 2018: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079346/axitinib-attenuates-intraplaque-angiogenesis-haemorrhages-and-plaque-destabilization-in-mice
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Bieke Van der Veken, Guido R Y De Meyer, Wim Martinet
AIM: An increased density of intraplaque (IP) microvessels in ruptured versus nonruptured human plaques suggests that IP neovascularization has a major causative effect on plaque development and instability. Possibly, vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) or other angiogenic factors mediate IP microvessel growth and plaque destabilization. Because apolipoprotein deficient mice with a heterozygous mutation (C1039G+/-) in the fibrillin-1 gene (ApoE-/- Fbn1C1039G+/- ) manifest substantial IP neovascularization, they represent a unique tool to further investigate angiogenesis and its role in atherosclerosis...
January 2018: Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027678/evaluation-of-carotid-plaque-neovascularization-in-patients-with-coronary-heart-disease-on-contrast-enhanced-ultrasonography
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Chuan Qin, Li Zhang, Xinfang Wang, Yilian Duan, Zhou Ye, Mingxing Xie
OBJECTIVES: To examine the repeatability of quantitative time-intensity curve analysis of neovascularization within carotid plaques with contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (US) and to investigate carotid plaque neovascularization in patients with coronary heart disease using contrast-enhanced US and the correlation between risk factors and acute coronary syndrome (ACS). METHODS: Sixty patients with ACS and 60 with stable coronary artery disease (CAD) underwent conventional carotid and contrast-enhanced US, and plaque enhancement was observed and analyzed quantitatively...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965720/relationship-between-plaque-echo-thickness-and-neovascularization-assessed-by-quantitative-and-semi-quantitative-contrast-enhanced-ultrasonography-in-different-stenosis-groups
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Yan Song, Jun Feng, Ying Dang, Chao Zhao, Jie Zheng, Litao Ruan
The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between plaque echo, thickness and neovascularization in different stenosis groups using quantitative and semi-quantitative contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) in patients with carotid atherosclerosis plaque. A total of 224 plaques were divided into mild stenosis (<50%; 135 plaques, 60.27%), moderate stenosis (50%-69%; 39 plaques, 17.41%) and severe stenosis (70%-99%; 50 plaques, 22.32%) groups. Quantitative and semi-quantitative methods were used to assess plaque neovascularization and determine the relationship between plaque echo, thickness and neovascularization...
December 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28959204/protease-activated-receptor-2-deficiency-attenuates-atherosclerotic-lesion-progression-and-instability-in-apolipoprotein-e-deficient-mice
#15
Pengfei Zuo, Zhi Zuo, Yueyue Zheng, Xin Wang, Qianxing Zhou, Long Chen, Genshan Ma
Inflammatory mechanisms are involved in the process of atherosclerotic plaque formation and rupture. Accumulating evidence suggests that protease-activated receptor (PAR)-2 contributes to the pathophysiology of chronic inflammation on the vasculature. To directly examine the role of PAR-2 in atherosclerosis, we generated apolipoprotein E/PAR-2 double-deficient mice. Mice were fed with high-fat diet for 12 weeks starting at ages of 6 weeks. PAR-2 deficiency attenuated atherosclerotic lesion progression with reduced total lesion area, reduced percentage of stenosis and reduced total necrotic core area...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891028/the-use-of-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-in-pachychoroid-spectrum-diseases-a-concurrent-comparison-with-dye-angiography
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Sibel Demirel, Özge Yanık, Hilal Nalcı, Figen Batıoğlu, Emin Özmert
PURPOSE: The study objective was to compare dye angiography and optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) in detecting choroidal neovascuarization (CNV) in patients presenting with pachychoroid features and flat irregular pigment epithelial detachment (PED). METHODS: Nineteen eyes of 17 patients, presenting with flat PED and pachychoroid features, and without age-related macular degeneration or any other degenerative change, were analyzed. Fuorescein angiography (FA)/Indocyanine green angiography (ICGA) and OCTA were performed during the same visit...
December 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882872/mechanical-activation-of-hypoxia-inducible-factor-1%C3%AE-drives-endothelial-dysfunction-at-atheroprone-sites
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Shuang Feng, Neil Bowden, Maria Fragiadaki, Celine Souilhol, Sarah Hsiao, Marwa Mahmoud, Scott Allen, Daniela Pirri, Blanca Tardajos Ayllon, Shamima Akhtar, A A Roger Thompson, Hanjoong Jo, Christian Weber, Victoria Ridger, Andreas Schober, Paul C Evans
OBJECTIVE: Atherosclerosis develops near branches and bends of arteries that are exposed to low shear stress (mechanical drag). These sites are characterized by excessive endothelial cell (EC) proliferation and inflammation that promote lesion initiation. The transcription factor HIF1α (hypoxia-inducible factor 1α) is canonically activated by hypoxia and has a role in plaque neovascularization. We studied the influence of shear stress on HIF1α activation and the contribution of this noncanonical pathway to lesion initiation...
November 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878685/oxidative-stress-mediated-atherosclerosis-mechanisms-and-therapies
#18
REVIEW
Xinyu Yang, Yang Li, Yanda Li, Xiaomeng Ren, Xiaoyu Zhang, Dan Hu, Yonghong Gao, Yanwei Xing, Hongcai Shang
Atherogenesis, the formation of atherosclerotic plaques, is a complex process that involves several mechanisms, including endothelial dysfunction, neovascularization, vascular proliferation, apoptosis, matrix degradation, inflammation, and thrombosis. The pathogenesis and progression of atherosclerosis are explained differently by different scholars. One of the most common theories is the destruction of well-balanced homeostatic mechanisms, which incurs the oxidative stress. And oxidative stress is widely regarded as the redox status realized when an imbalance exists between antioxidant capability and activity species including reactive oxygen (ROS), nitrogen (RNS) and halogen species, non-radical as well as free radical species...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875290/evaluation-of-99m-tc-radiolabeled-macrophage-mannose-receptor-specific-nanobodies-for-targeting-of-atherosclerotic-lesions-in-mice
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Gezim Bala, Henri Baudhuin, Isabel Remory, Kris Gillis, Pieterjan Debie, Ahmet Krasniqi, Tony Lahoutte, Geert Raes, Nick Devoogdt, Bernard Cosyns, Sophie Hernot
PURPOSE: Macrophage accumulation characterizes the development of atherosclerotic plaques, and the presence of certain macrophage subsets might be an indicator of plaque phenotype and (in)stability. The macrophage mannose receptor (MMR) is expressed on alternatively activated macrophages and found at sites of intraplaque hemorrhage and neovascularization. It has been proposed as target to identify vulnerable plaques. Therefore, we aimed to assess the feasibility of using anti-MMR nanobodies (Nbs) as molecular tracers for nuclear imaging in an animal model of atherosclerosis...
September 5, 2017: Molecular Imaging and Biology: MIB: the Official Publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797175/role-of-lipids-and-intraplaque-hypoxia-in-the-formation-of-neovascularization-in-atherosclerosis
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Dimitry A Chistiakov, Alexandra A Melnichenko, Veronika A Myasoedova, Andrey V Grechko, Alexander N Orekhov
According to the current paradigm, chronic vascular inflammation plays a central role in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. The plaque progression is typically completed with rupture and subsequent acute cardiovascular complications. Previously, the role of adventitial vasa vasorum in atherogenesis was underestimated. However, investigators then revealed that vasa vasorum neovascularization can be observed when no clinical manifestation of atherosclerosis is present. Vasa vasorum is involved in various proatherogenic processes such as intimal accumulation of inflammatory leukocytes, intimal thickening, necrotic core formation, intraplaque haemorrhage, lesion rupture and atherothrombosis...
December 2017: Annals of Medicine
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