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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523109/discovery-of-gsk2193874-an-orally-active-potent-and-selective-blocker-of-transient-receptor-potential-vanilloid-4
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Mui Cheung, Weike Bao, David J Behm, Carl A Brooks, Michael J Bury, Sarah E Dowdell, Hilary S Eidam, Ryan M Fox, Krista B Goodman, Dennis A Holt, Dennis Lee, Theresa J Roethke, Robert N Willette, Xiaoping Xu, Guosen Ye, Kevin S Thorneloe
Transient Receptor Potential Vanilloid 4 (TRPV4) is a member of the Transient Receptor Potential (TRP) superfamily of cation channels. TRPV4 is expressed in the vascular endothelium in the lung and regulates the integrity of the alveolar septal barrier. Increased pulmonary vascular pressure evokes TRPV4-dependent pulmonary edema, and therefore, inhibition of TRPV4 represents a novel approach for the treatment of pulmonary edema associated with conditions such as congestive heart failure. Herein we report the discovery of an orally active, potent, and selective TRPV4 blocker, 3-(1,4'-bipiperidin-1'-ylmethyl)-7-bromo-N-(1-phenylcyclopropyl)-2-[3-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl]-4-quinolinecarboxamide (GSK2193874, 28) after addressing an unexpected off-target cardiovascular liability observed from in vivo studies...
May 11, 2017: ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522681/endothelial-nox1-oxidase-assembly-in-human-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-driver-of-gremlin1-mediated-proliferation
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Imad Al Ghouleh, Sanghamitra Sahoo, Daniel N Meijles, Jefferson H Amaral, Daniel S de Jesus, John Sembrat, Mauricio Rojas, Dmitry A Goncharov, Elena A Goncharova, Patrick J Pagano
Background: Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a rapidly degenerating and devastating disease of increased pulmonary vessel resistance leading to right heart failure. Palliative modalities remain limited despite recent endeavors to investigate the mechanisms underlying increased pulmonary vascular resistance, i.e. aberrant vascular remodeling and occlusion. However, little is known of the molecular mechanisms responsible for endothelial proliferation, a root cause of PAH-associated vascular remodeling...
May 18, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522438/anti-inflammatory-effects-of-oxpapc-involve-endothelial-cell-mediated-generation-of-lxa4
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Yunbo Ke, Noureddine Zebda, Olga Oskokova, Taras Afonyushkin, Evgeny Berdyshev, Yufeng Tian, Fanyong Meng, Nicolene Sarich, Valery N Bochkov, Ji Ming Wang, Anna A Birukova, Konstantin G Birukov
Rationale: Oxidation of 1-palmitoyl-2-arachidonoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphorylcholine generates a group of bioactive oxidized phospholipid products (OxPAPC) with a broad range of biological activities. Barrier-enhancing and anti-inflammatory effects of OxPAPC on pulmonary endothelial cells (EC) are critical for prevention of acute lung injury caused by bacterial pathogens or excessive mechanical ventilation. Anti-inflammatory properties of OxPAPC are associated with its antagonistic effects on toll-like receptors and suppression of RhoA GTPase signaling...
May 18, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516446/a-primary-human-lung-alveolus-on-a-chip-model-of-intravascular-thrombosis-for-assessment-of-therapeutics
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Abhishek Jain, Riccardo Barrile, Andries D van der Meer, Akiko Mammoto, Tadanori Mammoto, Karen De Ceunynck, Omozuanvbo Aisiku, Monicah A Otieno, Calvert S Louden, Geraldine A Hamilton, Robert Flaumenhaft, Donald E Ingber
Pulmonary thrombosis is a significant cause of patient mortality, however, there are no effective in vitro models of thrombi formation in human lung microvessels, that could also assess therapeutics and toxicology of antithrombotic drugs. Here we show that a microfluidic lung alveolus-on-a-chip lined by human primary alveolar epithelium interfaced with endothelium, and cultured under flowing whole blood can be used to perform quantitative analysis of organ-level contributions to inflammation-induced thrombosis...
May 17, 2017: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497392/xuebijing-injection-increases-early-survival-rate-by-alleviating-pulmonary-vasopermeability-in-rats-subjected-to-severe-burns
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Yue-Long Dai, Jing-Yuan Li, Hui-Ying Bai, Si Liu, Yong-Qi Dou, Sen Hu
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effects of Xuebijing Injection (, XBJ) on survival rate and pulmonary vasopermeability in a rat model of severe scald injury. METHODS: Rats were divided into two experiments: experiment 1 was monitored for 12 h post-injury for survival analysis after severe burns; in experiment 2, rats were killed for determination of pulmonary vascular permeability and pro-inflflammatory mediators. In both experiments, rats were subject to third-degree 50% total body surface area (TBSA) burns or sham injury followed by XBJ or normal saline (NS) treatment...
May 11, 2017: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486498/migratory-phase-of-litomosoides-sigmodontis-filarial-infective-larvae-is-associated-with-pathology-and-transient-increase-of-s100a9-expressing-neutrophils-in-the-lung
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Gregory Karadjian, Frédéric Fercoq, Nicolas Pionnier, Nathaly Vallarino-Lhermitte, Emilie Lefoulon, Adélaïde Nieguitsila, Sabine Specht, Leo M Carlin, Coralie Martin
Filarial infections are tropical diseases caused by nematodes of the Onchocercidae family such as Mansonella perstans. The infective larvae (L3) are transmitted into the skin of vertebrate hosts by blood-feeding vectors. Many filarial species settle in the serous cavities including M. perstans in humans and L. sigmodontis, a well-established model of filariasis in mice. L. sigmodontis L3 migrate to the pleural cavity where they moult into L4 around day 9 and into male and female adult worms around day 30. Little is known of the early phase of the parasite life cycle, after the L3 is inoculated in the dermis by the vector and enters the afferent lymphatic vessels and before the moulting processes in the pleural cavity...
May 9, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482051/biomarkers-of-chronic-acrolein-inhalation-exposure-in-mice-implications-for-tobacco-product-induced-toxicity
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Daniel J Conklin, Marina V Malovichko, Iris Zeller, Trinath P Das, Tatiana V Krivokhizhina, Blake H Lynch, Pawel Lorkiewicz, Abhinav Agarwal, Nalinie Wickramasinghe, Petra Haberzettl, Srinivas D Sithu, Jasmit Shah, Timothy E O'Toole, Shesh N Rai, Aruni Bhatnagar, Sanjay Srivastava
Exposure to tobacco smoke, which contains several harmful and potentially harmful constituents such as acrolein increases cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. Although high acrolein levels induce pervasive cardiovascular injury, the effects of low-level exposure remain unknown and sensitive biomarkers of acrolein toxicity have not been identified. Identification of such biomarkers is essential to assess the toxicity of acrolein present at low levels in the ambient air or in new tobacco products such as e-cigarettes...
May 8, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473326/reduced-carboxylesterase-1-is-associated-with-endothelial-injury-in-methamphetamine-induced-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Mark E Orcholski, Artyom Khurshudyan, Elya A Shamskhou, Ke Yuan, Ian Y Chen, Sean D Kodani, Christophe Morisseau, Bruce D Hammock, Ellen M Hong, Ludmila Alexandrova, Tero-Pekka Alastalo, Gerald Berry, Roham T Zamanian, Vinicio A de Jesus Perez
Pulmonary arterial hypertension is a complication of methamphetamine use (METH-PAH) but the pathogenic mechanisms are unknown. Given that cytochrome P450 2D6 (CYP2D6) and carboxylesterase 1 (CES1) are involved in metabolism of METH and other amphetamine-like compounds, we postulated that loss of function variants could contribute to METH-PAH. While no difference in CYP2D6 expression was seen by lung immunofluorescence, CES1 expression was significantly reduced in endothelium of METH-PAH microvessels. Mass spectrometry analysis showed that healthy pulmonary microvascular endothelial cells (PMVECs) have the capacity to both internalize and metabolize METH...
May 4, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463231/disruption-of-lineage-specification-in-adult-pulmonary-mesenchymal-progenitor-cells-promotes-microvascular-dysfunction
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Christa F Gaskill, Erica J Carrier, Jonathan A Kropski, Nathaniel C Bloodworth, Swapna Menon, Robert F Foronjy, M Mark Taketo, Charles C Hong, Eric D Austin, James D West, Anna L Means, James E Loyd, W David Merryman, Anna R Hemnes, Stijn De Langhe, Timothy S Blackwell, Dwight J Klemm, Susan M Majka
Pulmonary vascular disease is characterized by remodeling and loss of microvessels and is typically attributed to pathological responses in vascular endothelium or abnormal smooth muscle cell phenotypes. We have challenged this understanding by defining an adult pulmonary mesenchymal progenitor cell (MPC) that regulates both microvascular function and angiogenesis. The current understanding of adult MPCs and their roles in homeostasis versus disease has been limited by a lack of genetic markers with which to lineage label multipotent mesenchyme and trace the differentiation of these MPCs into vascular lineages...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461778/expression-profile-of-mitochondrial-voltage-dependent-anion-channel-1-vdac1-influenced-genes-is-associated-with-pulmonary-hypertension
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Tong Zhou, Haiyang Tang, Ying Han, Dustin Fraidenburg, Young-Won Kim, Donghee Lee, Jeongyoon Choi, Hyoweon Bang, Jae-Hong Ko
Several human diseases have been associated with mitochondrial voltage-dependent anion channel-1 (VDAC1) due to its role in calcium ion transportation and apoptosis. Recent studies suggest that VDAC1 may interact with endothelium-dependent nitric oxide synthase (eNOS). Decreased VDAC1 expression may limit the physical interaction between VDAC1 and eNOS and thus impair nitric oxide production, leading to cardiovascular diseases, including pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). In this report, we conducted meta-analysis of genome-wide expression data to identify VDAC1 influenced genes implicated in PAH pathobiology...
May 2017: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438566/t-type-voltage-gated-calcium-channels-are-involved-in-endothelium-dependent-relaxation-of-mice-pulmonary-artery
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Guillaume Gilbert, Arnaud Courtois, Mathilde Dubois, Laure-Anne Cussac, Thomas Ducret, Philippe Lory, Roger Marthan, Jean-Pierre Savineau, Jean-François Quignard
In pulmonary arterial endothelial cells, Ca(2+) channels and intracellular Ca(2+)concentration ([Ca(2+)]i) control the release of vasorelaxant factors such as nitric oxide and are involved in the regulation of pulmonary arterial blood pressure. The present study was undertaken to investigate the implication of T-type voltage-gated Ca(2+)channels (T-VGCCs, Cav3.1 channel) in the endothelium-dependent relaxation of intrapulmonary arteries. Relaxation was quantified by means of a myograph in wild type and Cav3...
April 21, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415932/the-effects-of-corrective-surgery-on-endothelial-biomarkers-and-anthropometric-data-in-children-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Hung-Tao Chung, Yu-Sheng Chang, Sui-Ling Liao, Shen-Hao Lai
Objective To investigate the influence of surgical correction on biomarkers of endothelial dysfunction in children with congenital heart disease and to evaluate anthropometric data. Methods Children with pulmonary hypertension (PH) or Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) who were scheduled for corrective surgery were enrolled in this prospective study. Age-matched healthy children were included as controls. Demographic, haemodynamic and cardiac ultrasonography data were collected. Blood samples were taken pre-surgery, 24-48 hours post-surgery and again 3-6 months later...
April 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395021/tipifarnib-prevents-development-of-hypoxia-induced-pulmonary-hypertension
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Lucie Duluc, Blerina Ahmetaj-Shala, Jane Mitchell, Vahitha B Abdul-Salam, Abdul S Mahomed, Lulwah Aldabbous, Eduardo Oliver, Lucio Iannone, Olivier D Dubois, Elisabeth M Storck, Edward W Tate, Lan Zhao, Martin R Wilkins, Beata Wojciak-Stothard
Aims: RhoB plays a key role in the pathogenesis of hypoxia-induced pulmonary hypertension. Farnesylated RhoB promotes growth responses in cancer cells and we investigated whether inhibition of protein farnesylation will have a protective effect. Methods and results: The analysis of lung tissues from rodent models and pulmonary hypertensive patients showed increased levels of protein farnesylation. Oral farnesyltransferase inhibitor tipifarnib prevented development of hypoxia-induced pulmonary hypertension in mice...
March 1, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377350/-effects-of-propofol-combined-with-indomethacin-on-contraction-of-isolated-human-pulmonary-arteries
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Ning Hao, Chun-Yu Deng, Su-Juan Kuang, Jue Ma, Guang-Yan Zhang, Jian-Xiu Cui
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of propofol combined with indomethacin on the contractile function of isolated human pulmonary arteries. METHODS: Human pulmonary artery preparations were obtained from patients undergoing surgery for lung carcinoma. The intrapulmonary arteries were dissected and cut into rings under microscope for treatment with propofol or propofol combined with indomethacin. In each group, the rings were divided into endothelium-intact and endothelium-denuded groups and mounted in a Multi Myograph system...
March 20, 2017: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364016/reduced-membrane-cholesterol-limits-pulmonary-endothelial-ca-2-entry-following-chronic-hypoxia
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Bojun Zhang, Jay S Naik, Nikki L Jernigan, Benjimen R Walker, Thomas C Resta
Chronic hypoxia (CH)-induced pulmonary hypertension is associated with diminished production of endothelium-derived Ca(2+)-dependent vasodilators such as nitric oxide. Interestingly, ATP-induced endothelial Ca(2+) entry as well as membrane cholesterol (Chol) are decreased in pulmonary arteries from CH rats (4 wk, PB = 380 Torr) compared to normoxic controls. Store-operated Ca(2+) entry (SOCE) and depolarization-induced Ca(2+) entry are major components of the response to ATP and are similarly decreased after CH...
March 31, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356298/activation-of-cb1-receptors-by-2-arachidonoylglycerol-attenuates-vasoconstriction-induced-by-u46619-and-angiotensin-ii-in-human-and-rat-pulmonary-arteries
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Olga Karpińska, Marta Baranowska-Kuczko, Monika Kloza, Ewa Ambrożewicz, Tomasz Kozłowski, Irena Kasacka, Barbara Malinowska, Hanna Kozłowska
Recent evidence suggests that endocannabinoids acting via cannabinoid CB1 receptors may modulate vascular responses of various vasoconstrictors in the rodent systemic vasculature. The aim of the study was to investigate whether endocannabinoids modulate the contractile responses evoked by a thromboxane A2 analog (U46619), angiotensin II (Ang II), serotonin (5-HT) and phenylephrine which stimulate distinct Gq/11-protein coupled receptors (TP, AT1, 5-HT2 and α1-adrenergic) in isolated endothelium-intact human (hPAs) and rat pulmonary arteries (rPAs)...
March 29, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337251/pentaerythritol-tetranitrate-in-vivo-treatment-improves-oxidative-stress-and-vascular-dysfunction-by-suppression-of-endothelin-1-signaling-in-monocrotaline-induced-pulmonary-hypertension
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Sebastian Steven, Matthias Oelze, Moritz Brandt, Elisabeth Ullmann, Swenja Kröller-Schön, Tjebo Heeren, Lan P Tran, Steffen Daub, Mobin Dib, Dirk Stalleicken, Philip Wenzel, Thomas Münzel, Andreas Daiber
Objective. Oxidative stress and endothelial dysfunction contribute to pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). The role of the nitrovasodilator pentaerythritol tetranitrate (PETN) on endothelial function and oxidative stress in PAH has not yet been defined. Methods and Results. PAH was induced by monocrotaline (MCT, i.v.) in Wistar rats. Low (30 mg/kg; MCT30), middle (40 mg/kg; MCT40), or high (60 mg/kg; MCT60) dose of MCT for 14, 28, and 42 d was used. MCT induced endothelial dysfunction, pulmonary vascular wall thickening, and fibrosis, as well as protein tyrosine nitration...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306336/fifty-years-of-research-in-ards-cell-based-therapy-for-ards-biology-and-potential-therapeutic-value
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John G Laffey, Michael A Matthay
Based on several pre-clinical studies, cell-based therapy has emerged as a potential new therapeutic for ARDS. Of the various cell-based therapy options, mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) from bone marrow, adipose tissue and umbilical cord have the most experimental data to support their potential efficacy for lung injury from both infectious and non-infectious causes. Mechanistically, MSCs exert their beneficial effects by release of paracrine factors, microvesicles, and transfer of mitochondria, all of which have anti-inflammatory and pro-resolving effects on injured lung endothelium and alveolar epithelium, including enhancing the resolution of pulmonary edema by upregulating sodium-dependent alveolar fluid clearance...
March 17, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304180/nanomedicine-for-the-treatment-of-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-the-2016-ats-bear-cage-award-winning-proposal
#19
Jacob S Brenner
After dozens of clinical trials, there are still no Food and Drug Administration-approved drugs that improve mortality in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). These poor results may be caused in part by three unique pharmacological challenges presented by ARDS: (1) Patients with ARDS are fragile because of concomitant multiple organ dysfunction, so they do not tolerate off-target side effects of drugs; (2) inhaled drug delivery is impeded by the column of proteinaceous fluid covering the injured alveoli; and (3) ARDS is heterogeneous in its underlying pathophysiology, so targeting one pathway is unlikely to improve most patients...
April 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293165/-pyr-1-apelin-13-1-12-is-a-biologically-active-ace2-metabolite-of-the-endogenous-cardiovascular-peptide-pyr-1-apelin-13
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Peiran Yang, Rhoda E Kuc, Aimée L Brame, Alex Dyson, Mervyn Singer, Robert C Glen, Joseph Cheriyan, Ian B Wilkinson, Anthony P Davenport, Janet J Maguire
Aims: Apelin is a predicted substrate for ACE2, a novel therapeutic target. Our aim was to demonstrate the endogenous presence of the putative ACE2 product [Pyr(1)]apelin-13(1-12) in human cardiovascular tissues and to confirm it retains significant biological activity for the apelin receptor in vitro and in vivo. The minimum active apelin fragment was also investigated. Methods and Results: [Pyr(1)]apelin-13 incubated with recombinant human ACE2 resulted in de novo generation of [Pyr(1)]apelin-13(1-12) identified by mass spectrometry...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
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