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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937258/sensitivity-to-perioperative-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-male-and-female-donor-myocardium
#1
M Smetana, J Besik, I Netuka, J Maly, J Maluskova, A Lodererova, L Hoskova, J Franeková, E Pokorna, J Pirk, O Szarszoi
Many functions of the cardiovascular apparatus are affected by gender. The aim of our study was find out whether markers of cell death present in the donor myocardium differ in male and female hearts. The study involved 81 patients undergoing heart transplantation from September 2010 to January 2013. Patients were divided into two groups: male allograft (n=49), and female allograft (n=32). Two types of myocardial cell death were analyzed. High-sensitive cardiac troponin T as a necrosis marker and protein bcl-2, caspase 3 and TUNEL as apoptosis markers were measured...
September 22, 2017: Physiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934223/ursodeoxycholic-acid-prevents-ventricular-conduction-slowing-and-arrhythmia-by-restoring-t-type-calcium-current-in-fetuses-during-cholestasis
#2
Oladipupo Adeyemi, Anita Alvarez-Laviada, Francisca Schultz, Effendi Ibrahim, Michael Trauner, Catherine Williamson, Alexey V Glukhov, Julia Gorelik
BACKGROUND: Increased maternal serum bile acid concentrations in intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) are associated with fetal cardiac arrhythmias. Ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) has been shown to demonstrate anti-arrhythmic properties via preventing ICP-associated cardiac conduction slowing and development of reentrant arrhythmias, although the cellular mechanism is still being elucidated. METHODS: High-resolution fluorescent optical mapping of electrical activity and electrocardiogram measurements were used to characterize effects of UDCA on one-day-old neonatal and adult female Langendorff-perfused rat hearts...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931622/connexins-in-cardiovascular-and-neurovascular-health-and-disease-pharmacological-implications
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REVIEW
Luc Leybaert, Paul D Lampe, Stefan Dhein, Brenda R Kwak, Peter Ferdinandy, Eric C Beyer, Dale W Laird, Christian C Naus, Colin R Green, Rainer Schulz
Connexins are ubiquitous channel forming proteins that assemble as plasma membrane hemichannels and as intercellular gap junction channels that directly connect cells. In the heart, gap junction channels electrically connect myocytes and specialized conductive tissues to coordinate the atrial and ventricular contraction/relaxation cycles and pump function. In blood vessels, these channels facilitate long-distance endothelial cell communication, synchronize smooth muscle cell contraction, and support endothelial-smooth muscle cell communication...
October 2017: Pharmacological Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928055/electrophysiological-analyses-of-transgenic-mice-overexpressing-kcnj8-with-s422l-mutation-in-cardiomyocytes
#4
Yasuhiro Watanabe, Akio Matsumoto, Takashi Miki, Susumu Seino, Naohiko Anzai, Haruaki Nakaya
Genetic analysis of KCNJ8 has pointed a mutation (S422L) as a susceptible link to J wave syndrome (JWS). In vitro expression study indicated that the ATP-sensitive K(+) (KATP) channel with the S422L mutation has the gain-of-function with reduced sensitivity to ATP. However, the electrophysiological impact of KCNJ8 has not been elucidated in vivo. Transgenic mouse strains overexpressing KCNJ8 S422L variant (TGmt) or WT (TGWT) in cardiomyocytes have been created to investigate the influence of KCNJ8 in cardiomyocytes and the JWS-related feature of the S422L variant on the cardiac electrophysiology...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923249/akap-lbc-mediates-protection-against-doxorubicin-induced-cardiomyocyte-toxicity
#5
Stefania Caso, Darko Maric, Miroslav Arambasic, Susanna Cotecchia, Dario Diviani
Doxorubicin (DOX) is a chemotherapic agent that is widely used to treat hematological and solid tumors. Despite its efficacy, DOX displays significant cardiac toxicity associated with cardiomyocytes death and heart failure. Cardiac toxicity is mainly associated with the ability of DOX to alter mitochondrial function. The current lack of treatments to efficiently prevent DOX cardiotoxicity underscores the need of new therapeutic approaches. Our current findings show that stimulation of cardiomyocytes with the α1-adrenergic receptor (AR) agonist phenylephrine (PE) significantly inhibits the apoptotic effect of DOX...
September 16, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922521/molecular-and-morphological-characterization-of-anncaliia-azovica-sp-n-microsporidia-infecting-niphargogammarus-intermedius-crustacea-amphipoda-from-the-azov-sea
#6
Yuri S Tokarev, Yuliya Y Sokolova, Aleksandra A Vasilieva, Irma V Issi
Five out of one hundred adults of Niphargogammarus intermedius caught at the Azov sea shore were found to be infected with microsporidia. The infection was found in the subcuticular fat body and myocytes. Parasites developed in direct contact with host cells, displayed a disporoblastic sporogony and diplokaryotic arrangement of nuclei at all stages. Spores were oval, 4.6-5.8x2.6-3.0 μm. Exospore appendages, vesicular-tubular secretions and the anisofilar polar filament indicated a similarity to Anncaliia species...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920097/acute-cd47-blockade-during-ischemic-myocardial-reperfusion-enhances-phagocytosis-associated-cardiac-repair
#7
Shuang Zhang, Xin-Yi Yeap, Matthew DeBerge, Nivedita K Naresh, Kevin Wang, Zhengxin Jiang, Jane E Wilcox, Steven M White, John P Morrow, Paul W Burridge, Daniel Procissi, Evan A Scott, William Frazier, Edward B Thorp
Our data suggest that, after a myocardial infarction, integrin-associated protein CD47 on cardiac myocytes is elevated. In culture, increased CD47 on the surface of dying cardiomyocytes impairs phagocytic removal by immune cell macrophages. After myocardial ischemia and reperfusion, acute CD47 inhibition with blocking antibodies enhanced dead myocyte clearance by cardiac phagocytes and also improved the resolution of cardiac inflammation, reduced infarct size, and preserved cardiac contractile function. Early targeting of CD47 in the myocardium after reperfusion may be a new strategy to enhance wound repair in the ischemic heart...
August 2017: JACC. Basic to Translational Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919864/%C3%AE-subunits-control-the-effects-of-human-kv4-3-potassium-channel-phosphorylation
#8
Geoffrey W Abbott
The transient outward K(+) current, Ito, activates early in the cardiac myocyte action potential, to begin repolarization. Human Ito is generated primarily by two Kv4.3 potassium channel α subunit splice variants (Kv4.3L and Kv4.3S) that diverge only by a C-terminal, membrane-proximal, 19-residue stretch unique to Kv4.3L. Protein kinase C (PKC) phosphorylation of threonine 504 within the Kv4.3L-specific 19-residues mediates α-adrenergic inhibition of Ito in human heart. Kv4.3 is regulated in human heart by various β subunits, including cytosolic KChIP2b and transmembrane KCNEs, yet their impact on the functional effects of human Kv4...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919131/optogenetic-targeting-of-cardiac-myocytes-and-non-myocytes-tools-challenges-and-utility
#9
Callum M Johnston, Eva A Rog-Zielinska, Eike M Wülfers, Torsten Houwaart, Urszula Siedlecka, Thomas Knöpfel, Peter Kohl, Franziska Schneider-Warme
In optogenetics, light-activated proteins are used to monitor and modulate cellular behaviour with light. Combining genetic targeting of distinct cellular populations with defined patterns of optical stimulation enables one to study specific cell classes in complex biological tissues. In the current study we attempted to investigate the functional relevance of heterocellular electrotonic coupling in cardiac tissue in situ. In order to do that, we used a Cre-Lox approach to express the light-gated cation channel Channelrhodopsin-2 (ChR2) specifically in either cardiac myocytes or non-myocytes...
September 15, 2017: Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917508/insulin-dependent-metabolic-and-inotropic-responses-in-the-heart-are-modulated-by-hydrogen-peroxide-from-nadph-oxidase-isoforms-nox2-and-nox4
#10
Benjamin Steinhorn, Juliano L Sartoretto, Andrea Sorrentino, Natalia Romero, Hermann Kalwa, E Dale Abel, Thomas Michel
RATIONALE: Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is a stable reactive oxygen species (ROS) that has long been implicated in insulin signal transduction in adipocytes. However, H2O2's role in mediating insulin's effects on the heart are unknown. OBJECTIVE: We investigated the role of H2O2 in activating insulin-dependent changes in cardiac myocyte metabolic and inotropic pathways. The sources of insulin-dependent H2O2 generation were also studied. METHODS AND RESULTS: In addition to the canonical role of insulin in modulating cardiac metabolic pathways, we found that insulin also inhibited beta adrenergic-induced increases in cardiac contractility...
September 13, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916638/pharmacological-and-physiological-assessment-of-serotonin-formation-and-degradation-in-isolated-preparations-from-mouse-and-human-heart
#11
Ulrich Gergs, Franziska Jung, Igor B Buchwalow, Britt Hofmann, Andreas Simm, Hendrik Treede, Joachim Neumann
Using transgenic mice (TG) that overexpress the human 5-HT4a-receptor specifically in cardiomyocytes, we wanted to know whether 5-HT can be formed and degraded in the mammalian heart and whether this can likewise lead to inotropic and chronotropic effects in this TG model. We noted that the 5-HT precursor, 5-hydroxy-tryptophan (5-HTP), can exert inotropic and chronotropic effects in cardiac preparations from TG but not from wild type (WT): similar results were found in human atrial preparations, as well as in intact TG animals using echocardiography...
September 15, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915407/differentiation-and-sarcomere-formation-in-skeletal-myocytes-directly-prepared-from-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-using-a-sphere-based-culture
#12
Saowanee Jiwlawat, Eileen Lynch, Jennifer Glaser, Ivy Smit-Oistad, Jeremy Jeffrey, Jonathan M Van Dyke, Masatoshi Suzuki
Human induced-pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) are a promising resource for propagation of myogenic progenitors. Our group recently reported a unique protocol for the derivation of myogenic progenitors directly (without genetic modification) from human pluripotent cells using free-floating spherical culture. Here we expand our previous efforts and attempt to determine how differentiation duration, culture surface coatings, and nutrient supplements in the medium influence progenitor differentiation and formation of skeletal myotubes containing sarcomeric structures...
August 1, 2017: Differentiation; Research in Biological Diversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915215/mechanisms-involved-in-secondary-cardiac-dysfunction-in-animal-models-of-trauma-and-hemorrhagic-shock
#13
Nick M Wilson, Johanna Wall, Veena Naganathar, Karim Brohi, Henry D De'Ath
Clinical evidence reveals the existence of a trauma-induced secondary cardiac injury (TISCI) that is associated with poor patient outcomes. The mechanisms leading to TISCI in injured patients are uncertain. Conversely, animal models of trauma hemorrhage have repeatedly demonstrated significant cardiac dysfunction following injury, and highlighted mechanisms through which this might occur. The aim of this review was to provide an overview of the animal studies describing TISCI and its pathophysiology.Basic science models of trauma show evidence of innate immune system activation via Toll-like receptors, the exact protagonists of which remain unclear...
October 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914970/microrna-410-is-involved-in-mitophagy-after-cardiac-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-by-targeting-high-mobility-group-box-1-protein
#14
Fan Yang, Tong Li, Zhihuan Dong, Rui Mi
Mitochondrial dysfunction has emerged as a critical pathophysiological factor of myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. A thorough understanding of mitochondrial dysfunction during I/R at the molecular level is urgently needed. One prominent microRNA, miR-410, was previously reported to be dynamically regulated in diverse cardiomyopathies, but its mechanism is unclear. In the present study, in a cardiac I/R injury mice model, the expression of miR-410 was significantly upregulated, accompanied with decreased mitochondrial function and mitophagy deficit...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914153/cardiotoxicity-with-carfilzomib-at-doses-greater-than-27%C3%A2-mg-m-2-a-case-series
#15
Gee Youn Kim, Tania Ahuja, John Papadopoulos, Frank Cirrone
Carfilzomib is a second-generation proteasome inhibitor that irreversibly inhibits chymotrypsin-like (CT-L) activities of the proteasome, and is indicated for relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma. Cardiotoxicity is a well-established adverse effect of carfilzomib. The extent of cardiac toxicity in the literature spans anywhere from palpitations to cardiac arrest, with the most commonly reported manifestation being new-onset or worsening heart failure. A pre-clinical study of the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of carfilzomib given via intravenous bolus or 30-minute infusion in rats showed that carfilzomib can strongly induce apoptosis and potently damage cardiac myocytes at clinically relevant concentrations...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913715/oxidized-low-density-lipoprotein-oxldl-affects-load-free-cell-shortening-of-cardiomyocytes-in-a-proprotein-convertase-subtilisin-kexin-9-pcsk9-dependent-way
#16
Klaus-Dieter Schlüter, Annemarie Wolf, Martin Weber, Rolf Schreckenberg, Rainer Schulz
Recent studies have documented that oxidized low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (oxLDL) levels directly impact myocardial structure and function. However, the molecular mechanisms by which oxLDL affects cardiac myocytes are not well established. We addressed the question whether oxLDL modifies load-free cell shortening, a standardized readout of cardiac cellular function, and investigated whether proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin-9 (PCSK9) is involved on oxLDL-dependent processes. Adult rat ventricular cardiomyocytes were isolated and incubated for 24 h with oxLDL...
September 14, 2017: Basic Research in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913665/role-of-noncoding-rnas-in-regulation-of-cardiac-cell-death-and-cardiovascular-diseases
#17
REVIEW
Yanhan Dong, Cuiyun Liu, Yanfang Zhao, Murugavel Ponnusamy, Peifeng Li, Kun Wang
Loss of functional cardiomyocytes is a major underlying mechanism for myocardial remodeling and heart diseases, due to the limited regenerative capacity of adult myocardium. Apoptosis, programmed necrosis, and autophagy contribute to loss of cardiac myocytes that control the balance of cardiac cell death and cell survival through multiple intricate signaling pathways. In recent years, non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) have received much attention to uncover their roles in cell death of cardiovascular diseases, such as myocardial infarction, cardiac hypertrophy, and heart failure...
September 14, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913625/calcium-release-dependent-inactivation-precedes-formation-of-the-tubular-system-in-developing-rat-cardiac-myocytes
#18
Katarina Macková, Alexandra Zahradníková, Matej Hoťka, Barbora Hoffmannová, Ivan Zahradník, Alexandra Zahradníková
Developing cardiac myocytes undergo substantial structural and functional changes transforming the mechanism of excitation-contraction coupling from the embryonic form, based on calcium influx through sarcolemmal DHPR calcium channels, to the adult form, relying on local calcium release through RYR calcium channels of sarcoplasmic reticulum stimulated by calcium influx. We characterized day-by-day the postnatal development of the structure of sarcolemma, using techniques of confocal fluorescence microscopy, and the development of the calcium current, measured by the whole-cell patch-clamp in isolated rat ventricular myocytes...
September 14, 2017: European Biophysics Journal: EBJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913553/dual-inhibition-of-cathepsin-g-and-chymase-reduces-myocyte-death-and-improves-cardiac-remodeling-after-myocardial-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
#19
Bahman Hooshdaran, Mikhail A Kolpakov, Xinji Guo, Sonni A Miller, Tao Wang, Douglas G Tilley, Khadija Rafiq, Abdelkarim Sabri
Early reperfusion of ischemic cardiac tissue increases inflammatory cell infiltration which contributes to cardiomyocyte death and loss of cardiac function, referred to as ischemia/reperfusion (IR) injury. Neutrophil- and mast cell-derived proteases, cathepsin G (Cat.G) and chymase, are released early after IR, but their function is complicated by potentially redundant actions and targets. This study investigated whether a dual inhibition of Cat.G and chymase influences cardiomyocyte injury and wound healing after experimental IR in mice...
September 14, 2017: Basic Research in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912183/arrhythmogenic-cardiomyopathy
#20
REVIEW
Domenico Corrado, Cristina Basso, Daniel P Judge
Arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy is an inherited heart muscle disorder, predisposing to sudden cardiac death, particularly in young patients and athletes. Pathological features include loss of myocytes and fibrofatty replacement of right ventricular myocardium; biventricular involvement is often observed. It is a cell-to-cell junction cardiomyopathy, typically caused by genetically determined abnormalities of cardiac desmosomes, which leads to detachment of myocytes and alteration of intracellular signal transduction...
September 15, 2017: Circulation Research
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