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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320854/nonsteroidal-mineralocorticoid-receptor-antagonist-finerenone-protects-against-acute-kidney-injury-mediated-chronic-kidney-disease-role-of-oxidative-stress
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Lionel Lattenist, Sebastian M Lechner, Smail Messaoudi, Alan Le Mercier, Soumaya El Moghrabi, Sonia Prince, Norma A Bobadilla, Peter Kolkhof, Frédéric Jaisser, Jonatan Barrera-Chimal
Acute kidney injury induced by ischemia/reperfusion (IR) is a frequent complication in hospitalized patients. Mineralocorticoid receptor antagonism has shown to be helpful against renal IR consequences; however, the potential benefit of novel nonsteroidal mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists such as finerenone has to be further explored. In this study, we evaluated the efficacy of finerenone to prevent the acute and chronic consequences of ischemic acute kidney injury. For the acute study (24 hours), 18 rats were divided into sham, bilateral renal ischemia of 25 minutes, and rats that received 3 doses of finerenone at 48, 24, and 1 hour before the ischemia...
March 20, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303272/structural-and-functional-differences-between-aorta-and-vena-cava
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Jeffrey M Mattson, Yanhang Zhang
Elastin and collagen fibers are the major load-bearing extracellular matrix (ECM) constituents of the vascular wall. Arteries function differently than veins in the circulatory system, however as a result from several treatment options veins are subjected to sudden elevated arterial pressure. It is thus important to recognize the fundamental structure and function differences between a vein and an artery. Our research compared the relationship between biaxial mechanical function and ECM structure of porcine thoracic aorta and inferior vena cava...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284324/readdressing-the-entity-of-exercise-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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REVIEW
Boris I Medarov, Sidharth Jogani, Johnathan Sun, Marc A Judson
Exercise pulmonary hypertension (EPH) indicates an abnormally elevated pulmonary artery pressure (PAP) during exercise. The physiological range of PAP during exercise remains poorly defined and, therefore, a universally accepted definition of EPH remains elusive. Nevertheless, previous data concerning the distribution of PAP in normal populations and more recent retrospective clinical data enhanced our ability to define EPH. EPH can impair exercise capacity and cause dyspnea. The underlying pathophysiology of the arterial form of EPH (EPAH) appears to be similar to that seen in resting pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), and EPAH individuals are at risk of developing resting PAH...
March 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283184/angiotensin-1-7-regulates-angiotensin-ii-induced-matrix-metalloproteinase-8-in-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells
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Feng Zhang, Sufang Li, Junxian Song, Jun Liu, Yuxia Cui, Hong Chen
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Angiotensin II (Ang II) is a bioactive peptide that is related to cardiovascular disease such as atherosclerosis, whereas angiotensin-(1-7) (Ang-(1-7)) is a counter-regulator of angiotensin II, which protects against cardiovascular disease. Matrix metalloproteinase 8 (MMP-8) is thought to participate in plaque destabilization though degradation of extracellular matrix, improving the development of atherosclerosis. Whether Ang-(1-7) modulates Ang II-induced MMP-8 remains unclear...
February 21, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272348/zinc-prevents-the-development-of-diabetic-cardiomyopathy-in-db-db-mice
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Shudong Wang, Bowei Wang, Yuehui Wang, Qian Tong, Quan Liu, Jian Sun, Yang Zheng, Lu Cai
Diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM) is highly prevalent in type 2 diabetes (T2DM) patients. Zinc is an important essential trace metal, whose deficiency is associated with various chronic ailments, including vascular diseases. We assessed T2DM B6.BKS(D)-Leprdb/J (db/db) mice fed for six months on a normal diet containing three zinc levels (deficient, adequate, and supplemented), to explore the role of zinc in DCM development and progression. Cardiac function, reflected by ejection fraction, was significantly decreased, along with increased left ventricle mass and heart weight to tibial length ratio, in db/db mice...
March 7, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262286/pulmonary-arterial-strain-and-remodeling-induced-stiffening-are-differentiated-in-a-chronic-model-of-pulmonary-hypertension
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Mark J Golob, Diana M Tabima, Gregory D Wolf, James L Johnston, Omid Forouzan, Ashley M Mulchrone, Heidi B Kellihan, Melissa L Bates, Naomi C Chesler
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a debilitating vascular disease that leads to pulmonary artery (PA) stiffening, which is a predictor of patient mortality. During PH development, PA stiffening adversely affects right ventricular function. PA stiffening has been investigated through the arterial nonlinear elastic response during mechanical testing using a canine PH model. However, only circumferential properties were reported and in the absence of chronic PH-induced PA remodeling. Remodeling can alter arterial nonlinear elastic properties via chronic changes in extracellular matrix (ECM) content and geometry...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260559/umbilical-artery-histomorphometry-a-link-between-the-intrauterine-environment-and-kidney-development
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M J DeFreitas, D Mathur, W Seeherunvong, T Cano, C P Katsoufis, S Duara, S Yasin, G Zilleruelo, M M Rodriguez, C L Abitbol
Prematurity is a risk factor for hypertension, vascular stiffness, nephron deficit and adult onset cardiorenal disease. The vascular tree and kidneys share morphogenic drivers that promote maturation in utero before 36 weeks of gestation. Vascular elastin accrual terminates after birth leaving collagen to promote vascular stiffness. Our objective was to determine if the histomorphometry of the umbilical artery, an extension of the aorta, parallels nephron mass across gestational age groups. From a cohort of 54 newborns, 32 umbilical cord specimens were adequate for evaluation...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258105/effect-of-%C3%AE-7-nicotinic-acetylcholine-receptor-activation-on-cardiac-fibroblasts-a-mechanism-underlying-rv-fibrosis-associated-with-cigarette-smoke-exposure
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Alexander Vang, Richard T Clements, Havovi Chichger, Nouaying Kue, Ayed Allawzi, Kelly A O'Connell, Euy-Myoung Jeong, Samuel Dudley, Pavlo Sakhatskyy, Qing Lu, Peng Zhang, Sharon Rounds, Gaurav Choudhary
INTRODUCTION: Right ventricular dysfunction is associated with numerous smoking-related illnesses including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) where it is present even in absence of pulmonary hypertension. It is unknown if exposure to cigarette smoke has direct effects on RV function and cardiac fibroblast proliferation or collagen synthesis. In this study, we evaluated cardiac function and fibrosis in mice exposed to cigarette smoke (CS) and determined mechanisms of smoke-induced changes in cardiac fibroblast signaling and fibrosis...
March 3, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254515/hereditary-cerebral-small-vessel-disease-and-stroke
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REVIEW
Christian Baastrup Søndergaard, Jørgen Erik Nielsen, Christine Krarup Hansen, Hanne Christensen
Cerebral small vessel disease is considered hereditary in about 5% of patients and is characterized by lacunar infarcts and white matter hyperintensities on MRI. Several monogenic hereditary diseases causing cerebral small vessel disease and stroke have been identified. The purpose of this systematic review is to provide a guide for determining when to consider molecular genetic testing in patients presenting with small vessel disease and stroke. CADASIL, CARASIL, collagen type IV mutations (including PADMAL), retinal vasculopathy with cerebral leukodystrophy, Fabry disease, hereditary cerebral hemorrhage with amyloidosis, and forkhead box C1 mutations are described in terms of genetics, pathology, clinical manifestation, imaging, and diagnosis...
February 22, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250354/elevated-plasma-mir-29a-levels-are-associated-with-increased-carotid-intima-media-thickness-in-atherosclerosis-patients
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Cui-Zhong Liu, Qi Zhong, Yu-Qing Huang
Atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases, such as coronary heart disease, have become a major public health problem all over the world. MicroRNA-29a (miR-29a) modulates expression levels of collagen, inflammatory reaction and other extracellular matrix mRNAs, while adiponectin (APN), a circulating protein secreted by adipocytes, has anti-inflammatory properties. Both play multifaceted roles in angiogenesis or vascular remodelling. However, little is known about plasma miR-29a and APN levels in patients with atherosclerosis...
2017: Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247107/effect-of-collagen-vascular-disease-associated-interstitial-lung-disease-on-the-outcomes-of-lung-cancer-surgery
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Hideyuki Maeda, Masato Kanzaki, Kei Sakamoto, Tamami Isaka, Kunihiro Oyama, Masahide Murasugi, Takamasa Onuki
PURPOSE: This study compared the effect of collagen vascular disease-associated interstitial lung disease (CVD-ILD) with that of idiopathic interstitial pneumonias (IIPs) on the outcomes of lung cancer surgery. METHODS: This study retrospectively reviewed the medical records of patients who underwent surgery for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and compared the data of 16 patients with CVD-ILD with those of 70 patients with IIPs. The patterns of interstitial lung disease (ILD) on chest computed tomography were classified into usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP) and non-specific interstitial pneumonia (NSIP) patterns...
February 28, 2017: Surgery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245285/the-platelet-derived-growth-factor-receptor-stat3-signaling-pathway-regulates-the-phenotypic-transition-of-corpus-cavernosum-smooth-muscle-in-rats
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Jun-Feng Yan, Wen-Jie Huang, Jian-Feng Zhao, Hui-Ying Fu, Gao-Yue Zhang, Xiao-Jun Huang, Bo-Dong Lv
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common clinical disease that is difficult to treat. We previously found that hypoxia modulates the phenotype of primary corpus cavernosum smooth muscle cells (CCSMCs) in rats, but the underlying molecular mechanism is still unknown. Platelet-derived growth factor receptor (PDGFR)-related signaling pathways are correlated with cell phenotypic transition, but research has been focused more on vascular smooth muscle and tracheal smooth muscle and less on CCSMCs. Here, we investigated the role of PDGFR-related signaling pathways in penile CCSMCs, which were successfully isolated from rats and cultured in vitro...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238916/antiresorptive-and-anti-angiogenetic-octacalcium-phosphate-functionalized-with-bisphosphonates-an-in-vitro-tri-culture-study
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Lucia Forte, Paola Torricelli, Elisa Boanini, Massimo Gazzano, Milena Fini, Adriana Bigi
Development of new materials for the local administration of bisphosphonates (BPs) is aimed to avoid the negative side effects of prolonged systemic use of these potent drugs. In this work, we synthesized octacalcium phosphate (OCP) in the presence of two potent BPs and obtained a single crystalline phase up to a zoledronate and alendronate content of 3.5wt% and 5.2wt%, respectively. Both BPs provoke minor structural modifications and a reduction of the crystal dimensions of OCP, which suggests a preferential interaction of the BPs with the structure of the calcium phosphate...
February 24, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235412/the-herbal-formula-kh-204-is-protective-against-erectile-dysfunction-by-minimizing-oxidative-stress-and-improving-lipid-profiles-in-a-rat-model-of-erectile-dysfunction-induced-by-hypercholesterolaemia
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Hoon Jang, Woong Jin Bae, Su Jin Kim, Hyuk Jin Cho, Seung Mo Yuk, Dong Seok Han, Chang Shik Youn, Eun Bi Kwon, Sung Yeoun Hwang, Sae Woong Kim
BACKGROUND: Hypercholesterolaemia (HC) is a major risk factor for ischemic heart disease and is also known to be a risk factor for erectile dysfunction (ED). ED caused by HC is thought to be related to HC-induced oxidative stress damage in the vascular endothelium and erectile tissue. KH-204 is an herbal formula with a strong antioxidant effect. We evaluated the effects of KH-204 on erectile function in a rat model of HC-induced ED. METHODS: Male Sprague-Dawley rats (6 weeks old) were divided into normal control, high-fat and cholesterol diet (HFC), and HFC with KH-204 treatment (HFC + KH) groups (n = 12 each)...
February 24, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228367/blockade-of-hmgb1-preserves-vascular-homeostasis-and-improves-blood-perfusion-in-rats-of-acute-limb-ischemia-reperfusion
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Yang Liu, Changyou Zhou, Jianjun Jiang, Qingbo Su, Xiangjiu Ding
Acute limb ischemia is one of the most common peripheral arterial disease, while surgical restoration of blood flow often results in ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. Our previous study revealed the inflammation intensity in arterial tissue, characterized by expression of high mobility group box protein 1 (HMGB1), was contrary to the fluctuation of hemodynamics in reperfusion limbs in a rat model. This study meant to clarify the role of HMGB1 during this process. Laser Doppler perfusion imaging evaluated limb hemodynamics in mean and max perfusion unit (PU)...
February 21, 2017: Microvascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216321/effects-of-dmso-on-a-rabbit-ear-hypertrophic-scar-model-a-controlled-randomized-experimental-study
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Elif Sari, Bulent Bakar, Gungor Cagdas Dincel, Fatma Azize Budak Yildiran
Dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) is an anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, analgesic drug widely used to treat several diseases as reported in the literature. It has a detractive effect on collagen deposition in the abnormal tissue. This study aimed to investigate the possible therapeutic effects of DMSO on hypertrophic scar formation in rabbits. Twenty-four New Zealand male albino rabbits were randomly divided into four groups: control, sham, DMSO, and TRA (triamcinolone acetonide). Except the control group, punch biopsy defects were created on each animal's right ear...
April 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209562/vinexin-%C3%AE-ablation-inhibits-atherosclerosis-in-apolipoprotein-e-deficient-mice-by-inactivating-the-akt-nuclear-factor-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-inflammatory-axis
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Hongjing Guan, Wen-Lin Cheng, Junhong Guo, Meng-Lin Chao, Yan Zhang, Jun Gong, Xue-Yong Zhu, Zhi-Gang She, Zan Huang, Hongliang Li
BACKGROUND: Vinexin β is a novel adaptor protein that regulates cellular adhesion, cytoskeletal reorganization, signal transduction, and transcription; however, the exact role that vinexin β plays in atherosclerosis remains unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: Immunoblot analysis showed that vinexin β expression is upregulated in the atherosclerotic lesions of both patients with coronary heart disease and hyperlipemic apolipoprotein E-deficient mice and is primarily localized in macrophages indicated by immunofluorescence staining...
February 16, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207187/a-robust-method-to-generate-mechanically-anisotropic-vascular-smooth-muscle-cell-sheets-for-vascular-tissue-engineering
#18
Daniel E Backman, Bauer L LeSavage, Shivem B Shah, Joyce Y Wong
In arterial tissue engineering, mimicking native structure and mechanical properties is essential because compliance mismatch can lead to graft failure and further disease. With bottom-up tissue engineering approaches, designing tissue components with proper microscale mechanical properties is crucial to achieve the necessary macroscale properties in the final implant. This study develops a thermoresponsive cell culture platform for growing aligned vascular smooth muscle cell (VSMC) sheets by photografting N-isopropylacrylamide (NIPAAm) onto micropatterned poly(dimethysiloxane) (PDMS)...
February 16, 2017: Macromolecular Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197929/epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-emt-and-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-nsclc-a-mutual-association-with-airway-disease
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Malik Quasir Mahmood, Chris Ward, Hans Konrad Muller, Sukhwinder Singh Sohal, Eugene Haydn Walters
NSCLC is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. It includes adeno- and squamous cell carcinoma. In the background, COPD and smoking play a vital role in development of NSCLC. Local progression and metastasis of NSCLC has been associated with various mechanisms, but in particular by a process called epithelial mesenchymal transition (EMT), which is implicated in COPD pathogenesis. In this study, we have investigated whether expression of EGFR (activation marker) and S100A4, vimentin and N-cadherin (as EMT) is different both in central and leading edge of NSCLC and to what extent related to EMT activity of both small and large airways, stage and differentiation of NSCLC...
March 2017: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196225/blood-vessel-basement-membrane-alterations-in-human-retinal-microaneurysms-during-aging
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Mariana López-Luppo, Victor Nacher, David Ramos, Joana Catita, Marc Navarro, Ana Carretero, Alfonso Rodriguez-Baeza, Luísa Mendes-Jorge, Jesús Ruberte
Purpose: Microaneurysms, considered a hallmark of retinal vascular disease, are present in aged retinas. Here, the basement membrane of human retinal microaneurysms has been analyzed during aging. Methods: Retinas were obtained from 17 nondiabetic donors. Whole mount retinas and paraffin sections were marked immunohistochemically with antibodies against the main components of the blood basement membrane. Trypsin digestion and transmission electron microscopy also were performed...
February 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
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