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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728140/effects-of-inorganic-arsenic-methylated-arsenicals-and-arsenobetaine-on-atherosclerosis-in-the-mouse-model-and-the-role-of-as3mt-mediated-methylation
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Luis Fernando Negro Silva, Maryse Lemaire, Catherine A Lemarié, Dany Plourde, Alicia M Bolt, Christopher Chiavatti, D Scott Bohle, Vesna Slavkovich, Joseph H Graziano, Stéphanie Lehoux, Koren K Mann
BACKGROUND: Arsenic is metabolized through a series of oxidative methylation reactions by arsenic (3) methyltransferase (As3MT) to yield methylated intermediates. Although arsenic exposure is known to increase the risk of atherosclerosis, the contribution of arsenic methylation and As3MT remains undefined. OBJECTIVES: Our objective was to define whether methylated arsenic intermediates were proatherogenic and whether arsenic biotransformation by As3MT was required for arsenic-enhanced atherosclerosis...
July 5, 2017: Environmental Health Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727756/dysregulation-of-micrornas-and-renin-angiotensin-system-in-high-salt-diet-induced-cardiac-dysfunction-in-uninephrectomized-rats
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Venkateswara Rao Amara, Sunil Kumar Surapaneni, Kulbhushan Tikoo
Uninephrectomy is not associated with major adverse events in cardiovascular and renal functions of live kidney donors. The effect of high salt diet on the quality of life of live kidney donors is largely unknown. Hence in this study, we aimed to determine the effect of high salt diet on the alterations of renin-angiotensin system and microRNAs leading to CV and renal dysfunction in uninephrectomized rats. In order to mimic clinical scenario, uninephrectomized male Sprague Dawley rats were fed initially with normal pellet diet for 12 weeks and then for 20 weeks with high salt (10% w/w NaCl) diet...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726917/engineering-micromyocardium-to-delineate-cellular-and-extracellular-regulation-of-myocardial-tissue-contractility
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Nethika R Ariyasinghe, Caitlin H Reck, Alyssa A Viscio, Andrew P Petersen, Davi M Lyra-Leite, Nathan Cho, Megan L McCain
Cardiovascular diseases are a leading cause of death, in part due to limitations of existing models of the myocardium. Myocardium consists of aligned, contractile cardiac myocytes interspersed with fibroblasts that synthesize extracellular matrix (ECM). The cellular demographics and biochemical and mechanical properties of the ECM remodel in many different cardiac diseases. However, the impact of diverse cellular and extracellular remodeling on the contractile output of the myocardium are poorly understood...
July 20, 2017: Integrative Biology: Quantitative Biosciences From Nano to Macro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726652/investigation-of-bone-mineralization-in-patients-with-coronary-heart-disease-complicated-by-chronic-heart-failure-stage-ii-a
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I Krynytska, M Marushchak, T Zaets, I Savchenko, H Habor
The majority of the studies have shown that individuals with cardiovascular diseases have a higher risk of experiencing bone loss and thus greater predisposition to risk of fracture. On the other hand there is growing evidence that individuals with low bone mass have higher mortality for cardiovascular events compared to patients with cardiovascular disease with normal bone mass. This research aims to investigate bone mineralization in patients with coronary heart disease complicated by stage II-A chronic heart failure...
June 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724799/galantamine-alleviates-inflammation-and-insulin-resistance-in-patients-with-metabolic-syndrome-in-a-randomized-trial
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Fernanda M Consolim-Colombo, Carine T Sangaleti, Fernando O Costa, Tercio L Morais, Heno F Lopes, Josiane M Motta, Maria C Irigoyen, Luiz A Bortoloto, Carlos Eduardo Rochitte, Yael Tobi Harris, Sanjaya K Satapathy, Peder S Olofsson, Meredith Akerman, Sangeeta S Chavan, Meggan MacKay, Douglas P Barnaby, Martin L Lesser, Jesse Roth, Kevin J Tracey, Valentin A Pavlov
BACKGROUND: Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is an obesity-driven condition of pandemic proportions that increases the risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Pathophysiological mechanisms are poorly understood, though inflammation has been implicated in MetS pathogenesis. The aim of this study was to assess the effects of galantamine, a centrally acting acetylcholinesterase inhibitor with antiinflammatory properties, on markers of inflammation implicated in insulin resistance and cardiovascular risk, and other metabolic and cardiovascular indices in subjects with MetS...
July 20, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724586/cardiovascular-health-in-young-adulthood-and-structural-brain-mri-in-midlife-the-cardia-study
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Michael P Bancks, Norrina B Allen, Prachi Dubey, Lenore J Launer, Donald M Lloyd-Jones, Jared P Reis, Stephen Sidney, Yuichiro Yano, Pamela J Schreiner
OBJECTIVE: To examine the association between the American Heart Association (AHA) Life's Simple 7 (LS7) metric and brain structure. METHODS: We determined cardiovascular health (CVH) according to the AHA LS7, assigning 0, 1, or 2 points for meeting poor, intermediate, or ideal criteria for the 7 components (range 0-14) at baseline (aged 18-30 years in 1985-1986) and year 25 follow-up examination for 518 participants of the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) brain MRI substudy...
July 19, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724410/identification-and-characterization-of-long-non-coding-rnas-in-subcutaneous-adipose-tissue-from-castrated-and-intact-full-sib-pair-huainan-male-pigs
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Jing Wang, Liushuai Hua, Junfeng Chen, Jiaqing Zhang, Xianxiao Bai, Binwen Gao, Congjun Li, Zhihai Shi, Weidong Sheng, Yuan Gao, Baosong Xing
BACKGROUND: Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) regulate adipose tissue metabolism, however, their function on testosterone deficiency related obesity in humans is less understood. For this research, intact and castrated male pigs are the best model animal because of their similar proportional organ sizes, cardiovascular systems and metabolic features. RESULTS: We identified lncRNAs in subcutaneous adipose tissue by deep RNA-sequencing using the intact and castrated Huainan male pigs...
July 19, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723974/alginate-hydrogels-allow-for-bioactive-and-sustained-release-of-vegf-c-and-vegf-d-for-lymphangiogenic-therapeutic-applications
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Kevin T Campbell, Dustin J Hadley, David L Kukis, Eduardo A Silva
Lymphatic dysfunction is associated with the progression of many cardiovascular disorders due to their role in maintaining tissue fluid homeostasis. Promoting new lymphatic vessels (lymphangiogenesis) is a promising strategy to reverse these cardiovascular disorders via restoring lymphatic function. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) members VEGF-C and VEGF-D are both potent candidates for stimulating lymphangiogenesis, though maintaining spatial and temporal control of these factors represents a challenge to developing efficient therapeutic lymphangiogenic applications...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722798/angptl8-betatrophin-role-in-diabetes-and-metabolic-diseases
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Mohamed Abu-Farha, Jehad Abubaker, Jaakko Tuomilehto
Diabetes is a major disease worldwide that is reaching epidemic stage. Its increased prevalence as well as its association with a high number of complications such as cardiovascular diseases, nephropathy and retinopathy makes it an important disease for investigation. ANGPTL8 is a recently identified hormone that has been associated with two functionally important processes in the development of type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance as well as lipid metabolism. Initial work has showed that ANGPTL8 was expressed in liver, white adipose and brown adipose tissues...
July 19, 2017: Diabetes/metabolism Research and Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722160/placental-proteomics-reveal-insights-into-fetal-alcohol-spectrum-disorders
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Katie L Davis-Anderson, Sebastian Berger, Emilie R Lunde-Young, Vishal D Naik, Heewon Seo, Greg A Johnson, Hanno Steen, Jayanth Ramadoss
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) describe many of the well-known neurodevelopmental deficits afflicting children exposed to alcohol in utero. The effects of alcohol on the maternal-fetal interface, especially the placenta, have been less explored. We herein hypothesized that chronic binge alcohol exposure during pregnancy significantly alters the placental protein profile in a rat FASD model METHODS: Pregnant rats were orogastrically treated daily with alcohol (4.5 g/kg, gestational day (GD) 5-10; 6...
July 19, 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721155/clinical-importance-of-epicardial-adipose-tissue
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Eszter Nagy, Adam L Jermendy, Bela Merkely, Pal Maurovich-Horvat
Different visceral fat compartments have several systemic effects and may play a role in the development of both insulin resistance and cardiovascular diseases. In the last couple of years special attention has been paid to the epicardial adipose tissue (EAT), which can be quantified by non-invasive cardiac imaging techniques. The epicardial fat is a unique fat compartment between the myocardium and the visceral pericardium sharing a common embryologic origin with the visceral fat depot. Epicardial adipose tissue has several specific roles, and its local effects on cardiac function are incorporated in the complex pathomechanism of coronary artery disease...
June 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721154/obesity-and-inflammation-the-linking-mechanism-and-the-complications
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Mohammed S Ellulu, Ismail Patimah, Huzwah Khaza'ai, Asmah Rahmat, Yehia Abed
Obesity is the accumulation of abnormal or excessive fat that may interfere with the maintenance of an optimal state of health. The excess of macronutrients in the adipose tissues stimulates them to release inflammatory mediators such as tumor necrosis factor α and interleukin 6, and reduces production of adiponectin, predisposing to a pro-inflammatory state and oxidative stress. The increased level of interleukin 6 stimulates the liver to synthesize and secrete C-reactive protein. As a risk factor, inflammation is an imbedded mechanism of developed cardiovascular diseases including coagulation, atherosclerosis, metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, and diabetes mellitus...
June 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720136/bilateral-multiple-pulmonary-artery-aneurysms-associated-with-cavitary-pulmonary-tuberculosis-a-case-report
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Pedro Pallangyo, Frederick Lyimo, Smita Bhalia, Hilda Makungu, Bashir Nyangasa, Flora Lwakatare, Pal Suranyi, Mohamed Janabi
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary artery aneurysms constitute <1% of aneurysms occurring in the thoracic cavity. Congenital cardiac defects are responsible for the majority (>50%) of cases, however, pulmonary artery aneurysm is a rare sequelae of pulmonary tuberculosis reported in about 5% of patients with chronic cavitary tuberculosis on autopsy. The natural history of this potentially fatal condition remains poorly understood and guidelines for optimal management are controversial. CASE PRESENTATION: A 24-year-old man, a nursing student of African descent, was referred to us from an up-country regional hospital with a 4-week history of recurrent episodes of breathlessness, awareness of heartbeats and coughing blood 3 weeks after completing a 6-month course of anti-tuberculosis drugs...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718178/body-composition-is-different-after-surgical-or-pharmacological-remission-of-cushing-s-syndrome-a-prospective-dxa-study
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Filippo Ceccato, Michela Boccato, Marialuisa Zilio, Mattia Barbot, Anna Chiara Frigo, Giovanni Luisetto, Marco Boscaro, Carla Scaroni, Valentina Camozzi
Patients with active Cushing's syndrome (CS) exhibit an increase of the visceral adipose tissue, increasing the risk of cardiovascular events. Until now, it is not yet clear whether remission of CS leads to a normalization of body composition, or if different strategies to control hypercortisolism could result in a different clinical outcome concerning adipose tissue distribution. Therefore, we analyzed body composition changes using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) in patients with CS in a prospective and controlled study...
July 17, 2017: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716822/dock2-deficiency-mitigates-high-fat-diet-induced-obesity-by-reducing-adipose-tissue-inflammation-and-increasing-energy-expenditure
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Xia Guo, Feifei Li, Zaiyan Xu, Amelia Yin, Hang Yin, Chenxiao Li, Shi-You Chen
Obesity is the major risk factor for type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disorders, and many other diseases. Adipose tissue inflammation is frequently associated with obesity and contributes to the morbidity and mortality. Dedicator of cytokinesis 2 (DOCK2) is involved in several inflammatory diseases, but its role in obesity remain unknown. To explore the function of DOCK2 in obesity and insulin resistance, wild-type (WT) and DOCK2 deficient (DOCK2-/-) mice were given chow or high-fat diet (HFD) for 12 weeks followed by metabolic, biochemical and histologic analyses...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716801/diabetes-mellitus-microalbuminuria-and-subclinical-cardiac-disease-identification-and-monitoring-of-individuals-at-risk-of-heart-failure
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Peter P Swoboda, Adam K McDiarmid, Bara Erhayiem, David P Ripley, Laura E Dobson, Pankaj Garg, Tarique A Musa, Klaus K Witte, Mark T Kearney, Julian H Barth, Ramzi Ajjan, John P Greenwood, Sven Plein
BACKGROUND: Patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and elevated urinary albumin:creatinine ratio (ACR) have increased risk of heart failure. We hypothesized this was because of cardiac tissue changes rather than silent coronary artery disease. METHODS AND RESULTS: In a case-controlled observational study 130 subjects including 50 ACR+ve diabetes mellitus patients with persistent microalbuminuria (ACR >2.5 mg/mol in males and >3.5 mg/mol in females, ≥2 measurements, no previous renin-angiotensin-aldosterone therapy, 50 ACR-ve diabetes mellitus patients and 30 controls underwent cardiovascular magnetic resonance for investigation of myocardial fibrosis, ischemia and infarction, and echocardiography...
July 17, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716062/the-effects-of-acute-and-elective-cardiac-surgery-on-the-anxiety-traits-of-patients-with-marfan-syndrome
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Kálmán Benke, Bence Ágg, Miklós Pólos, Alex Ali Sayour, Tamás Radovits, Elektra Bartha, Péter Nagy, Balázs Rákóczi, Ákos Koller, Viola Szokolai, Julianna Hedberg, Béla Merkely, Zsolt B Nagy, Zoltán Szabolcs
BACKGROUND: Marfan syndrome is a genetic disease, presenting with dysfunction of connective tissues leading to lesions in the cardiovascular and skeletal muscle system. Within these symptoms, the most typical is weakness of the connective tissue in the aorta, manifesting as aortic dilatation (aneurysm). This could, in turn, become annuloaortic ectasia, or life-threatening dissection. As a result, life-saving and preventative cardiac surgical interventions are frequent among Marfan syndrome patients...
July 17, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715395/expansion-and-adipogenesis-induction-of-adipocyte-progenitors-from-perivascular-adipose-tissue-isolated-by-magnetic-activated-cell-sorting
#18
Kyan Thelen, Nadia Ayala-Lopez, Stephanie W Watts, G Andres Contreras
Expansion of Perivascular Adipose Tissue (PVAT), a major regulator of vascular function through paracrine signaling, is directly related to the development of hypertension during obesity. The extent of hypertrophy and hyperplasia depends on depot location, sex, and the type of Adipocyte Progenitor Cell (APC) phenotypes present. Techniques used for APC and preadipocytes isolation in the last 10 years have drastically improved the accuracy at which individual cells can be identified based on specific cell surface markers...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715124/chemical-imaging-of-fresh-vascular-smooth-muscle-cell-response-by-epi-detected-stimulated-raman-scattering
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Delong Zhang, Wei Chen, Huan Chen, Han-Qing Yu, Ghassan Kassab, Ji-Xin Cheng
An understanding of deformation of cardiovascular tissue under hemodynamic load is crucial for understanding the health and disease of blood vessels. In the present work, an epi-detected stimulated Raman scattering (epi-SRS) imaging platform was designed for in situ functional imaging of vascular smooth muscle cells (VMSCs) in fresh coronary arteries. For the first time, the pressure-induced morphological deformation of fresh VSMCs was imaged with no fixation and in a label free manner. The relation between the loading pressure and the morphological parameters, including angle and length of the VSMCs, were apparent...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715029/anisotropic-microfibrous-scaffolds-enhance-the-organization-and-function-of-cardiomyocytes-derived-from-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells
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Maureen Wanjare, Luqia Hou, Karina H Nakayama, Joseph J Kim, Nicholas P Mezak, Oscar J Abilez, Evangeline Tzatzalos, Joseph C Wu, Ngan F Huang
Engineering of myocardial tissue constructs is a promising approach for treatment of coronary heart disease. To engineer myocardial tissues that better mimic the highly ordered physiological arrangement and function of native cardiomyocytes, we generated electrospun microfibrous polycaprolactone scaffolds with either randomly oriented (14 μm fiber diameter) or parallel-aligned (7 μm fiber diameter) microfiber arrangement and co-seeded the scaffolds with human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (iCMs) and endothelial cells (iECs) for up to 12 days after iCM seeding...
July 17, 2017: Biomaterials Science
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