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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678642/heat-shock-protein-70-accelerates-atherosclerosis-by-downregulating-the-expression-of-abca1-and-abcg1-through-the-jnk-elk-1-pathway
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Zhen-Wang Zhao, Min Zhang, Ling-Yan Chen, Duo Gong, Xiao-Dan Xia, Xiao-Hua Yu, Si-Qi Wang, Xiang Ou, Xiao-Yan Dai, Xi-Long Zheng, Da-Wei Zhang, Chao-Ke Tang
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Recent studies have suggested that heat shock protein 70 (HSP70) may play critical roles in cardiovascular disease. However, the effects of HSP70 on the development of atherosclerosis in apoE-/- mice remain largely unknown. This study was to investigate the role and potential mechanism of HSP70 in atherosclerosis. METHODS: HSP70 was overexpressed in apoE-/- mice and THP-1-derived macrophages with lentiviral vectors. Oil Red O, hematoxylin-eosin, and Masson staining were performed to evaluate atherosclerotic plaque in apoE-/- mice fed the Western type diet...
April 17, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675417/developing-a-reliable-mouse-model-for-cancer-therapy-induced-cardiovascular-toxicity-in-cancer-patients-and-survivors
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Kyung Ae Ko, Yin Wang, Sivareddy Kotla, Yuka Fujii, Hang Thi Vu, Bhanu P Venkatesulu, Tamlyn N Thomas, Jan L Medina, Young Jin Gi, Megumi Hada, Jane Grande-Allen, Zarana S Patel, Sarah A Milgrom, Sunil Krishnan, Keigi Fujiwara, Jun-Ichi Abe
Background: The high incidence of cardiovascular events in cancer survivors has long been noted, but the mechanistic insights of cardiovascular toxicity of cancer treatments, especially for vessel diseases, remain unclear. It is well known that atherosclerotic plaque formation begins in the area exposed to disturbed blood flow, but the relationship between cancer therapy and disturbed flow in regulating plaque formation has not been well studied. Therefore, we had two goals for this study; (1) Generate an affordable, reliable, and reproducible mouse model to recapitulate the cancer therapy-induced cardiovascular events in cancer survivors, and (2) Establish a mouse model to investigate the interplay between disturbed flow and various cancer therapies in the process of atherosclerotic plaque formation...
2018: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674769/helicobacter-cinaedi-associated-carotid-arteritis
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Shinichiro Nakao, Hideharu Hagiya, Keigo Kimura, Tomomi Mitsui, Akane Oyama, Kazuhiro Hongyo, Yusuke Takahashi, Futoshi Nakagami, Kazunori Tomono, Hiromi Rakugi
A 65-year-old Japanese man with bilateral carotid atherosclerosis presented with right neck pain and fever. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography suggested carotid arteritis, and carotid ultrasonography showed an unstable plaque. The patient developed a cerebral embolism, causing a transient ischemic attack. Helicobacter cinaedi was detected in blood culture, and H. cinaedi-associated carotid arteritis was diagnosed. Empirical antibiotic therapy was administered for 6 weeks. After readmission for recurrent fever, he was treated another 8 weeks...
April 2018: Acta Medica Okayama
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673854/silencing-of-non-pou-domain-containing-octamer-binding-protein-stabilizes-atherosclerotic-plaque-in-apolipoprotein-e-knockout-mice-via-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway
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Kai Zhang, Fang Zhang, Jian-Min Yang, Jing Kong, Xiao Meng, Meng Zhang, Cheng Zhang, Yun Zhang
BACKGROUND: It remains unknown whether Non-POU-domain-containing octamer-binding protein (NonO) plays a causative role in plaque destabilization. We hypothesized that NonO gene silencing may stabilize atherosclerotic plaque by increasing P4Hα1 expression and inhibiting the inflammation. METHODS AND RESULTS: Vulnerable atherosclerotic plaques were induced in ApoE-/- mice by high fat diet, perivascular collar placement and mental stress. Compared with normal carotid arteries, those contained vulnerable plaques had high NonO expression...
April 7, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673593/augmented-neutrophil-extracellular-traps-formation-promotes-atherosclerosis-development-in-socially-defeated-apoe-mice
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Keita Yamamoto, Hiroyuki Yamada, Noriyuki Wakana, Masakazu Kikai, Kensuke Terada, Naotoshi Wada, Shinichiro Motoyama, Makoto Saburi, Takeshi Sugimoto, Daisuke Kami, Takehiro Ogata, Masakazu Ibi, Chihiro Yabe-Nishimura, Satoaki Matoba
Depression is an independent risk factor of cardiovascular disease (CVD); however, the causal association remains undefined. We exposed mice to repeated social defeat (RSD) to precipitate depressive-like behaviors, and investigated the effects on atherosclerosis. Eight-week-old male apoE-/- mice were exposed to RSD by housing with a larger CD-1 mouse in a shared home cage. They were subjected to vigorous physical contact daily for 10 consecutive days and fed a high-cholesterol diet (HCD) for 6 weeks. The social interaction ratio and immobility time showed dramatic social avoidance before and after HCD feeding...
April 16, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673358/contribution-of-tlr4-signaling-in-intermittent-hypoxia-mediated-atherosclerosis-progression
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Xianqin Zeng, Rong Guo, Mei Dong, Julia Zheng, Huili Lin, Huixia Lu
BACKGROUND: Intermittent hypoxia (IH), a typical character of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), is related to atherogenesis. However, the role of IH on atherosclerosis (AS) progression and the mechanisms involved remains poorly understood. METHODS: In the present study, high-fat fed ApoE-/- mice were treated with recombinant shRNA-TLR4 lentivirus and exposed to IH. Atherosclerotic lesions on the en face aorta and cross-sections of aortic root were examined by Oil-Red O staining...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672788/neutrophil-extracellular-traps-participate-in-all-different-types-of-thrombotic-and-haemorrhagic-complications-of-coronary-atherosclerosis
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Kartika R Pertiwi, Allard C van der Wal, Dara R Pabittei, Claire Mackaaij, Marinus B van Leeuwen, Xiaofei Li, Onno J de Boer
Acute coronary syndromes can be initiated by either atherosclerotic fibrous cap ruptures, superficial plaque erosions or intraplaque haemorrhages (IPHs). Since neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) display pro-inflammatory and pro-thrombotic properties, we investigated the presence, extent and distribution of neutrophils and NETs in different types of plaque complications in relation to the age of overlying thrombus mass or haemorrhage. Sixty-four paraffin-embedded coronary plaque segments of 30 acute myocardial infarction patients were retrieved from the autopsy archives, which contained 44 complicated plaques (17 IPHs, 9 erosions and 18 ruptures) and 20 intact plaques...
April 19, 2018: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671769/cgmp-signaling-and-vascular-smooth-muscle-cell-plasticity
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Moritz Lehners, Hyazinth Dobrowinski, Susanne Feil, Robert Feil
Cyclic GMP regulates multiple cell types and functions of the cardiovascular system. This review summarizes the effects of cGMP on the growth and survival of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs), which display remarkable phenotypic plasticity during the development of vascular diseases, such as atherosclerosis. Recent studies have shown that VSMCs contribute to the development of atherosclerotic plaques by clonal expansion and transdifferentiation to macrophage-like cells. VSMCs express a variety of cGMP generators and effectors, including NO-sensitive guanylyl cyclase (NO-GC) and cGMP-dependent protein kinase type I (cGKI), respectively...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Development and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671719/immune-cells-and-vasa-vasorum-in-the-tunica-media-of-atherosclerotic-coronary-arteries
#9
Ruda Zorc-Pleskovič, Aleš Pleskovič, Olga Vraspir-Porenta, Metka Zorc, Aleksandra Milutinović
In coronary artery disease (CAD), the disruption of the tunica media immune privilege manifests as increased leukocyte infiltration and the formation of vasa vasorum. We aimed to characterize the immune privilege status of the tunica media in human coronary arteries (CAs) with atherosclerotic plaques, by comparing the abundance and composition of immune-cell infiltrates within the individual arterial-wall layers, and by evaluating vasa vasorum neovascularization of the tunica media. The tissue samples were obtained from 36 symptomatic patients with diffuse CAD (aged 60-72 years) who underwent coronary endarterectomy...
April 19, 2018: Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670672/mitochondrial-genome-mutations-associated-with-myocardial-infarction
#10
Margarita A Sazonova, Anastasia I Ryzhkova, Vasily V Sinyov, Elena V Galitsyna, Alexandra A Melnichenko, Natalya A Demakova, Igor A Sobenin, Tatiana P Shkurat, Alexander N Orekhov
Myocardial infarction is one of the clinical manifestations of coronary heart disease. In some cases, the cause of myocardial infarction may be atherosclerotic plaques which occurred in the human aorta. The association of mtDNA mutations with atherosclerotic lesions in human arteries was previously detected by our research group. In this study, we used samples of white blood cells collected from 225 patients with myocardial infarction and 239 control persons with no health complaints. DNA was isolated from the blood leukocyte samples...
2018: Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669957/association-of-age-and-size-of-carotid-artery-intraplaque-hemorrhage-and-minor-fibrous-cap-disruption-a-high-resolution-magnetic-resonance-imaging-study
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Yuanyuan Cui, Huiyu Qiao, Lu Ma, Mingming Lu, Jiafei Yang, Guoen Yao, Jianming Cai, Xihai Zhao
AIM: To investigate the association between the volumes of different aging intraplaque hemorrhage (IPH) and minor fibrous cap disruption (MFCD) in carotid arteries. METHODS: Patients with cerebrovascular symptoms and carotid atherosclerotic plaques determined by ultrasound were recruited and underwent multi-contrast magnetic resonance (MR) vessel wall imaging for carotid arteries. Carotid plaques with IPH on MR imaging were included in the analysis. The age (fresh or recent) and the volume of IPH for each plaque were evaluated...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669944/neutrophil-subsets-and-their-gene-signature-associate-with-vascular-inflammation-and-coronary-atherosclerosis-in-lupus
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Philip M Carlucci, Monica M Purmalek, Amit K Dey, Yenealem Temesgen-Oyelakin, Simantini Sakhardande, Aditya A Joshi, Joseph B Lerman, Alice Fike, Michael Davis, Jonathan H Chung, Martin P Playford, Mohammad Naqi, Pragnesh Mistry, Gustavo Gutierrez-Cruz, Stefania Dell'Orso, Faiza Naz, Taufiq Salahuddin, Balaji Natarajan, Zerai Manna, Wanxia L Tsai, Sarthak Gupta, Peter Grayson, Heather Teague, Marcus Y Chen, Hong-Wei Sun, Sarfaraz Hasni, Nehal N Mehta, Mariana J Kaplan
BACKGROUND: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is associated with enhanced risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease not explained by Framingham risk score (FRS). Immune dysregulation associated to a distinct subset of lupus proinflammatory neutrophils (low density granulocytes; LDGs) may play key roles in conferring enhanced CV risk. This study assessed if lupus LDGs are associated with in vivo vascular dysfunction and inflammation and coronary plaque. METHODS: SLE subjects and healthy controls underwent multimodal phenotyping of vascular disease by quantifying vascular inflammation (18F-fluorodeoxyglucose-PET/CT [18F-FDG-PET/CT]), arterial dysfunction (EndoPAT and cardio-ankle vascular index), and coronary plaque burden (coronary CT angiography)...
April 19, 2018: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669783/vasoactive-intestinal-peptide-ameliorates-acute-myocarditis-and-atherosclerosis-by-regulating-inflammatory-and-autoimmune-responses
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Raquel Benitez, Virginia Delgado-Maroto, Marta Caro, Irene Forte-Lago, Mario Duran-Prado, Francisco O'Valle, Andrew H Lichtman, Elena Gonzalez-Rey, Mario Delgado
Vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) is a neuropeptide that exerts various vascular and cardioprotective functions and regulates immune function and inflammatory response at multiple levels. However, its role in inflammatory cardiovascular disorders is largely unknown. Myocarditis and atherosclerosis are two inflammatory and autoimmune cardiovascular diseases that cause important adverse circulatory events. In this study, we investigate the therapeutic effects of VIP in various well-established preclinical models of experimental autoimmune myocarditis and atherosclerosis...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669585/endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-in-perivascular-adipose-tissue-promotes-destabilization-of-atherosclerotic-plaque-by-regulating-gm-csf-paracrine
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Ru Ying, Sheng-Wei Li, Jia-Yuan Chen, Hai-Feng Zhang, Ying Yang, Zhen-Jie Gu, Yang-Xin Chen, Jing-Feng Wang
BACKGROUND: Perivascular adipose tissue (PVAT) accelerates plaque progression and increases cardiovascular risk. We tested the hypothesis that PVAT contributed to plaque vulnerability and investigated whether endoplasmic reticulum stress (ER stress) in PVAT played an important role in vulnerable plaque. METHODS: We transplanted thoracic aortic PVAT or subcutaneous adipose tissue as a control, from donor mice to carotid arteries of recipient apolipoprotein E deficient (apoE-/- ) mice after removing carotid artery collar placed for 6 weeks...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669334/the-ins-and-outs-of-myeloid-cells-in-atherosclerosis
#15
Ariane Schumski, Carla Winter, Yvonne Döring, Oliver Soehnlein
Atherosclerosis is a chronic inflammation of the arterial vessel wall that arises from an imbalanced lipid metabolism. A growing body of literature describes leukocyte recruitment as a critical step in the initiation and progression of lesion development. By contrast, the role of leukocytes during plaque regression has been described in less detail. Leukocyte egress might be an important step to resolving chronic inflammation and therefore it may be a promising target for limiting advanced lesion development...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Innate Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668907/the-mineralocorticoid-receptor-as-a-modulator-of-innate-immunity-and-atherosclerosis
#16
Charlotte D C C van der Heijden, Jaap Deinum, Leo A B Joosten, Mihai G Netea, Niels P Riksen
The mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) is a member of the nuclear receptor steroid-binding family. The classical MR ligand aldosterone controls electrolyte and fluid homeostasis after binding in renal epithelial cells. However, more recent evidence suggests that activation of extrarenal MRs by aldosterone negatively impacts cardiovascular health independent of its effects on blood pressure: high levels of aldosterone associate with an increased cardiovascular event rate, where MR antagonists exert beneficial effects on cardiovascular mortality...
April 16, 2018: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665456/the-contribution-of-obesity-to-carotid-atherosclerotic-plaque-burden-in-a-general-population-sample-in-norway-the-troms%C3%A3-study
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Yume Imahori, Ellisiv B Mathiesen, David A Leon, Laila A Hopstock, Alun D Hughes, Stein Harald Johnsen, Lone Jørgensen, Nina Emaus, Katy E Morgan
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Few studies have investigated the association of different measures of adiposity with carotid plaque. We aimed to investigate and compare the associations of four measures of adiposity: body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), waist-to-hip ratio (WHR), and waist-to-height ratio (WHtR) with the presence of carotid plaque and total plaque area (TPA) in the right carotid artery. METHODS: We included 4906 individuals aged 31-88 years who participated in a population-based study with ultrasonography of the right carotid artery...
April 12, 2018: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664631/cereal-fiber-ameliorates-high-fat-cholesterol-diet-induced-atherosclerosis-by-modulating-nlrp3-inflammasome-pathway-in-apoe-mice
#18
Ru Zhang, Shufen Han, Zheng Zhang, Weiguo Zhang, Jing Yang, Zhongxiao Wan, Liqiang Qin
Cereal fiber is associated with decreasing the risk of cardiovascular diseases. However, whether cereal fiber modulates inflammatory response and improves atherosclerosis remains unclear. This study evaluated the anti-atherosclerotic effect of cereal fibers from oat or wheat bran and explored the potential anti-inflammatory mechanisms. Male ApoE-/- mice were given a high fat/cholesterol (HFC) diet, HFC diet supplemented with 0.8% oat fiber or wheat bran fiber. After 18 weeks of feeding period, serum lipids and inflammatory cytokines were measured...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657951/distribution-of-thoracic-aortic-calcifications-in-patients-undergoing-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting
#19
Adem Ilkay Diken, Adnan Yalçınkaya, Sertan Özyalçın
Background: In procedures involving surgical maneuvers such as cannulation, clamping, or proximal anastomosis where aortic manipulation is inevitable, a preliminary assessment of atherosclerotic plaques bears clinical significance. In the present study, our aim was to evaluate the frequency and distribution of aortic calcifications in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery to propose a morphological classification system. Methods: A total of 443 consecutive patients with coronary artery disease were included in this study...
October 2017: Aorta (Stamford, Conn.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657758/temporal-and-spatial-changes-in-wall-shear-stress-during-atherosclerotic-plaque-progression-in-mice
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R Xing, A M Moerman, Y Ridwan, M J Daemen, A F W van der Steen, F J H Gijsen, K van der Heiden
Wall shear stress (WSS) is involved in atherosclerotic plaque initiation, yet its role in plaque progression remains unclear. We aimed to study (i) the temporal and spatial changes in WSS over a growing plaque and (ii) the correlation between WSS and plaque composition, using animal-specific data in an atherosclerotic mouse model. Tapered casts were placed around the right common carotid arteries (RCCA) of ApoE-/- mice. At 5, 7 and 9 weeks after cast placement, RCCA geometry was reconstructed using contrast-enhanced micro-CT...
March 2018: Royal Society Open Science
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