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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822966/inhibitory-actions-of-the-nrg-1-erbb4-pathway-in-macrophages-during-tissue-fibrosis-in-heart-skin-and-lung
#1
Zarha Vermeulen, Anne-Sophie Hervent, Lindsey Dugaucquier, Leni Vandekerckhove, Miche Rombouts, Matthias Beyens, Dorien M Schrijvers, Guido R Y De Meyer, Stuart Maudsley, Gilles W De Keulenaer, Vincent Fm Segers
The neuregulin-1 (NRG-1)/ErbB system is an endothelium-controlled paracrine system modulating cardiac performance and adaptation. Recent studies indicate that NRG-1 has anti-fibrotic effects in the left ventricle (LV), which were explained by direct actions on cardiac fibroblasts. However, the NRG-1/ErbB system also regulates the function of macrophages. In this study, we hypothesized that the anti-fibrotic effect of NRG-1 in the heart is at least partially mediated through inhibitory effects on macrophages...
August 19, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814671/antifibrotic-role-of-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-in-pulmonary-fibrosis
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Lynne A Murray, David M Habiel, Miriam Hohmann, Ana Camelo, Huilan Shang, Yang Zhou, Ana Lucia Coelho, Xueyan Peng, Mridu Gulati, Bruno Crestani, Matthew A Sleeman, Tomas Mustelin, Meagan W Moore, Changwan Ryu, Awo D Osafo-Addo, Jack A Elias, Chun G Lee, Buqu Hu, Jose D Herazo-Maya, Darryl A Knight, Cory M Hogaboam, Erica L Herzog
The chronic progressive decline in lung function observed in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) appears to result from persistent nonresolving injury to the epithelium, impaired restitution of the epithelial barrier in the lung, and enhanced fibroblast activation. Thus, understanding these key mechanisms and pathways modulating both is essential to greater understanding of IPF pathogenesis. We examined the association of VEGF with the IPF disease state and preclinical models in vivo and in vitro. Tissue and circulating levels of VEGF were significantly reduced in patients with IPF, particularly in those with a rapidly progressive phenotype, compared with healthy controls...
August 17, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806774/fibroblast-growth-factor-receptor-1-mediates-internalization-of-pathogenic-spotted-fever-rickettsiae-into-host-endothelium
#3
Abha Sahni, Jignesh Patel, Hema P Narra, Casey L C Schroeder, David H Walker, Sanjeev K Sahni
Rickettsial infections continue to cause serious morbidity and mortality in severe human cases around the world. Host cell adhesion and invasion is an essential requisite for intracellular growth, replication, and subsequent dissemination of pathogenic rickettsiae. Heparan sulfate proteoglycans [HSPGs] facilitate the interactions between fibroblast growth factor(s) and their tyrosine kinase receptors resulting in receptor dimerization/activation and have been implicated in bacterial adhesion to target host cells...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800253/targeting-pulmonary-endothelial-hemoglobin-%C3%AE-improves-nitric-oxide-signaling-and-reverses-pulmonary-artery-endothelial-dysfunction
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Roger A Alvarez, Megan P Miller, Scott A Hahn, Joseph C Galley, Eileen Bauer, Timothy Bachman, Jian Hu, John Sembrat, Dmitry Goncharov, Ana L Mora, Mauricio Rojas, Elena Goncharova, Adam C Straub
RATIONALE: Pulmonary hypertension is characterized by pulmonary endothelial dysfunction. Previous work showed that systemic artery endothelial cells express hemoglobin α to control nitric oxide diffusion, but the role of this system in the pulmonary circulation has not been evaluated. OBJECTIVES: We hypothesize that up-regulation of hemoglobin α in pulmonary endothelial cells contributes to nitric oxide depletion and pulmonary vascular dysfunction in pulmonary hypertension...
August 11, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793049/possible-mechanisms-involved-in-the-vasorelaxant-effect-produced-by-clobenzorex-in-aortic-segments-of-rats
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J Lozano-Cuenca, A González-Hernández, O A López-Canales, J R Villagrana-Zesati, J D Rodríguez-Choreão, R Morín-Zaragoza, E F Castillo-Henkel, J S López-Canales
Clobenzorex is a metabolic precursor of amphetamine indicated for the treatment of obesity. Amphetamines have been involved with cardiovascular side effects such as hypertension and pulmonary arterial hypertension. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether the direct application of 10-9-10-5 M clobenzorex on isolated phenylephrine-precontracted rat aortic rings produces vascular effects, and if so, what mechanisms may be involved. Clobenzorex produced an immediate concentration-dependent vasorelaxant effect at the higher concentrations (10-7...
August 7, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782710/use-of-nebulized-milrinone-in-cardiac-surgery-comparison-of-vibrating-mesh-and-simple-jet-nebulizers
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Paul Gavra, Maxime Laflamme, André Y Denault, Yves Théôret, Louis P Perrault, France Varin
Cardiopulmonary bypass triggers an ischemia-reperfusion injury with endothelial dysfunction in the pulmonary circulation which can result in pulmonary hypertension. Inhaled milrinone reduces this reperfusion phenomenon and two methods commonly available for administering it are simple jet and vibrating mesh nebulization. However, neither their generated milrinone particle size profiles, nor their ability to aid endothelial relaxation have been compared. Simple jet and vibrating mesh particle size distributions of milrinone were verified through cascade impaction and their efficacy was tested on a cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) swine model...
August 4, 2017: Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752025/biased-activity-of-soluble-guanylyl-cyclase-the-janus-face-of-thymoquinone
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Charlotte Detremmerie, Paul M Vanhoutte, Susan Leung
The natural compound thymoquinone, extracted from Nigella sativa (black cumin), is widely used in humans for its anti-oxidative properties. Thymoquinone is known for its acute endothelium-independent vasodilator effects in isolated rat aortae and pulmonary arteries, depending in part on activation of adenosine triphosphate-sensitive potassium channels and inhibition of voltage-dependent calcium channels. The compound also improves endothelial dysfunction in mesenteric arteries of ageing rodents and in aortae of rabbits treated with pyrogallol, by inhibiting oxidative stress...
July 2017: Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749945/quantitative-computed-tomography-determined-regional-lung-mechanics-in-normal-nonsmokers-normal-smokers-and-metastatic-sarcoma-subjects
#8
Jiwoong Choi, Eric A Hoffman, Ching-Long Lin, Mohammed M Milhem, Jean Tessier, John D Newell
OBJECTIVES: Extra-thoracic tumors send out pilot cells that attach to the pulmonary endothelium. We hypothesized that this could alter regional lung mechanics (tissue stiffening or accumulation of fluid and inflammatory cells) through interactions with host cells. We explored this with serial inspiratory computed tomography (CT) and image matching to assess regional changes in lung expansion. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively assessed 44 pairs of two serial CT scans on 21 sarcoma patients: 12 without lung metastases and 9 with lung metastases...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745326/defective-positioning-in-granulomas-but-not-lung-homing-limits-cd4-t-cell-interactions-with-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-infected-macrophages-in-rhesus-macaques
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K D Kauffman, M A Sallin, S Sakai, O Kamenyeva, J Kabat, D Weiner, M Sutphin, D Schimel, L Via, C E Barry, T Wilder-Kofie, I Moore, R Moore, D L Barber
Protection against Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) infection requires CD4 T cells to migrate into the lung and interact with infected macrophages. In mice, less-differentiated CXCR3(+) CD4 T cells migrate into the lung and suppress growth of Mtb, whereas CX3CR1(+) terminally differentiated Th1 cells accumulate in the blood vasculature and do not control pulmonary infection. Here we examine CD4 T-cell differentiation and lung homing during primary Mtb infection of rhesus macaques. Mtb-specific CD4 T cells simultaneously appeared in the airways and blood ∼21-28 days post exposure, indicating that recently primed effectors are quickly recruited into the lungs after entering circulation...
July 26, 2017: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743337/-effect-of-multidrug-resistant-associated-protein-4-overexpression-on-lipopolysaccharide-induced-vascular-endothelial-hyperpermeability-and-its-mechanism
#10
Wenfang Xia, Huanming Zhang, Yanlei Zheng, Qingshan Zhou, Bin Su
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of multidrug resistance protein 4 (MRP4) overexpression on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced vascular endothelial hyperpermeability of rat pulmonary micro-vascular endothelial cells (PMVECs) and its molecule mechanism. METHODS: Three to six passages of PMVECs were cultured in vitro, and they were divided into three groups: the cells in LPS group were only challenged by LPS 10 μg/mL after being cultured in serum-free medium for 24 hours; the cells in Ad-shRNA and Ad-MRP4 groups were infected with the empty virus control or recombinant adenovirus expressing MRP4 for 2 hours, and then were cultured in serum-free medium for 24 hours followed by stimulation of LPS 10 μg/mL...
July 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743335/-regulation-of-paxillin-tyrosine-phosphorylation-via-inhibition-of-c-abl-kinase-to-protect-ventilator-induce-lung-injury-in-vivo-in-rats
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Rong Zhong, Jun Xiao, Chunguang Dai, Zhihui Yu
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the inhibition of paxillin tyrosine residues 31 and tyrosine residues 118 (Pxn Y31 and Pxn Y118) phosphorylation via inhibition of c-Abl kinase will effectively block its downstream effector molecules vessel endothelium-cadherin (VE-cad), and whether Rho/Rho kinase activation which will induce the vascular barrier dysfunction. METHODS: Ninety healthy male Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomly divided into nine groups (each n =10)...
July 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738491/-establishment-of-a-model-of-hydrogen-peroxide-induced-injury-in-pulmonary-artery-endothelium-cells-and-relevant-mechanisms-of-oxidative-stress
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J Ye, Y Y He, Y Yan, J H Zhao, T Y Lian, X J Wang, Y Yan, S J Zhang, S H Yang, Z C Jing
Objective: To establish a hydrogen peroxide (H(2)O(2)) induced injury model of pulmonary artery endothelial cells (PAECs) and explore the molecular mechanisms of oxidative stress on the structure and function of PAECs in this model. Methods: Human PAECs were treated with H(2)O(2) at different concentrations (25, 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1 600, 3 200, 6 400 μmol/L) for 4 and 24 h, respectively. The PAECs survival curve was obtained according to the cell viability measured by CCK-8 assay. The cell apoptosis of PAECs was detected by flow cytometry...
July 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714905/effects-of-eicosapentaenoic-acid-epa-and-docosahexaenoic-acid-dha-on-fetal-pulmonary-circulation-an-experimental-study-in-fetal-lambs
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Dyuti Sharma, Estelle Aubry, Thavarak Ouk, Ali Houeijeh, Véronique Houfflin-Debarge, Rémi Besson, Philippe Deruelle, Laurent Storme
Background: Persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN) causes significant morbidity and mortality in neonates. n-3 Poly-unsaturated fatty acids have vasodilatory properties in the perinatal lung. We studied the circulatory effects of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in fetal sheep and in fetal pulmonary arterial rings. Methods: At 128 days of gestation, catheters were placed surgically in fetal systemic and pulmonary circulation, and a Doppler probe around the left pulmonary artery (LPA)...
July 16, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714851/pdgfr%C3%AE-functions-in-endothelial-derived-cells-to-regulate-neural-crest-cells-and-development-of-the-great-arteries
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Haig Aghajanian, Young Kuk Cho, Nicholas W Rizer, Qiaohong Wang, Li Li, Karl Degenhardt, Rajan Jain
Originating as a single vessel emerging from the embryonic heart, the truncus arteriosus must septate and remodel into the aorta and pulmonary artery to support postnatal life. Defective remodeling or septation leads to abnormalities collectively known as conotruncal defects, which are associated with significant mortality and morbidity. Multiple populations of cells must interact to coordinate outflow tract remodeling, and cardiac neural crest has emerged as particularly important during this process. Abnormalities in cardiac neural crest have been implicated in the pathogenesis of multiple conotruncal defects, including persistent truncus arteriosus, double outlet right ventricle, and tetralogy of Fallot...
July 14, 2017: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709982/impact-of-zinc-oxide-nanoparticles-on-an-in-vitro-model-of-the-human-air-blood-barrier
#15
Rossella Bengalli, Maurizio Gualtieri, Laura Capasso, Chiara Urani, Marina Camatini
The inhalation of zinc oxide nanoparticles (nZnO) may induce systemic diseases, damages to the alveolar epithelium and inflammatory response to endothelial cells. In this work the use of an in vitro air-blood barrier (ABB) model provided a tool to elucidate the biological mechanisms underlying the potential effects of inhaled nanoparticles (NPs). The ABB model used is composed of a Transwell co-culture of a lung epithelial cell line (NCI-H441) and an immortalized pulmonary microvascular endothelial cell line (HPMEC-ST1...
July 11, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693343/the-potential-role-of-endothelial-dysfunction-and-platelet-activation-in-the-development-of-thrombotic-risk-in-copd-patients
#16
Mario Malerba, Matteo Nardin, Alessandro Radaeli, Paolo Montuschi, Giovanna E Carpagnano, Enrico Clini
Despite lack of knowledge in the field, several studies have underlined the role of endothelium dysfunction and platelet activation as significant players in the development and progression of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Indeed, endothelium plays a crucial role in vascular homeostasis and impairment, due to the inflammation process enhanced by smoking. Chronic inflammation and endothelial dysfunction have been proved to drive platelet activity. Consequently, thrombotic risk is enhanced in COPD, and might explain the higher percentage of cardiovascular death in such patients...
July 12, 2017: Expert Review of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689269/pulmonary-endothelial-chimerism-after-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
#17
Kyoko Hijiya, Toyofumi Fengshi Chen-Yoshikawa, Aya Miyagawa-Hayashino, Tadakazu Kondo, Akihiro Aoyama, Hironori Haga, Akifumi Takaori-Kondo, Hiroshi Date
PURPOSE: Few studies have investigated pulmonary endothelial chimerism after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. In the present study, we investigated pulmonary endothelial chimerism using the ABH histo-blood group antigen as an identifying marker in cases of ABO-incompatible hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. METHODS: Sixteen lung samples were analyzed. Of these, seven were explanted lungs from lung transplant recipients with severe pulmonary chronic graft-versus-host disease (GVHD)...
July 8, 2017: Surgery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680581/endothelial-follistatin-like-1-regulates-the-postnatal-development-of-the-pulmonary-vasculature-by-modulating-bmp-smad-signaling
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Navessa P Tania, Harm Maarsingh, I Sophie T Bos, Andrea Mattiotti, Stuti Prakash, Wim Timens, Quinn D Gunst, Luis J Jimenez-Borreguero, Martina Schmidt, Maurice J B van den Hoff, Reinoud Gosens
Bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) signaling regulates vascular smooth muscle maturation, endothelial cell proliferation, and tube formation. The endogenous BMP antagonist Follistatin-like 1 (Fstl1) is highly expressed in pulmonary vascular endothelium of the developing mouse lung, suggesting a role in pulmonary vascular formation and vascular homeostasis. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of Fstl1 in the pulmonary vascular endothelium. To this aim, Fstl1 was conditionally deleted from endothelial and endothelial-derived cells using Tie2-cre driven Fstl1-KO mice (Fstl1-eKO mice)...
March 2017: Pulmonary Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680578/dysfunctional-bmpr2-signaling-drives-an-abnormal-endothelial-requirement-for-glutamine-in-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Robert A Egnatchik, Evan L Brittain, Amy T Shah, Wassim H Fares, H James Ford, Ken Monahan, Christie J Kang, Emily G Kocurek, Shijun Zhu, Thong Luong, Thuy T Nguyen, Erik Hysinger, Eric D Austin, Melissa C Skala, Jamey D Young, L Jackson Roberts, Anna R Hemnes, James West, Joshua P Fessel
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is increasingly recognized as a systemic disease driven by alteration in the normal functioning of multiple metabolic pathways affecting all of the major carbon substrates, including amino acids. We found that human pulmonary hypertension patients (WHO Group I, PAH) exhibit systemic and pulmonary-specific alterations in glutamine metabolism, with the diseased pulmonary vasculature taking up significantly more glutamine than that of controls. Using cell culture models and transgenic mice expressing PAH-causing BMPR2 mutations, we found that the pulmonary endothelium in PAH shunts significantly more glutamine carbon into the tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle than wild-type endothelium...
March 2017: Pulmonary Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680577/hypoxia-induced-pulmonary-hypertension-in-type-2-diabetic-mice
#20
Minglin Pan, Ying Han, Rui Si, Rui Guo, Ankit Desai, Ayako Makino
Hypoxia-induced pulmonary hypertension (HPH) is a progressive disease that is mainly caused by chronic exposure to high altitude, chronic obstructive lung disease, and obstructive sleep apnea. The increased pulmonary vascular resistance and increased pulmonary arterial pressure result in increased right ventricular afterload, leading to right heart failure and increased morbidity. There are several clinical reports suggesting a link between PH and diabetes, insulin resistance, or obesity; however, it is unclear whether HPH is associated with diabetes as a progressive complication in diabetes...
March 2017: Pulmonary Circulation
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