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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550195/dipeptidyl-peptidase-4-inhibition-stimulates-distal-tubular-natriuresis-and-increases-in-circulating-sdf-1%C3%AE-1-67-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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Julie A Lovshin, Harindra Rajasekeran, Yulyia Lytvyn, Leif E Lovblom, Shajiha Khan, Robel Alemu, Amy Locke, Vesta Lai, Huaibing He, Lucinda Hittle, Weixun Wang, Daniel J Drucker, David Z I Cherney
OBJECTIVE: Antihyperglycemic agents, such as empagliflozin, stimulate proximal tubular natriuresis and improve cardiovascular and renal outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes. Because dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP-4) inhibitors are used in combination with sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT-2) inhibitors, we examined whether and how sitagliptin modulates fractional sodium excretion and renal and systemic hemodynamic function. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: We studied 32 patients with type 2 diabetes in a prospective, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial...
May 26, 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550093/causal-effect-of-plasminogen-activator-inhibitor-type-1-on-coronary-heart-disease
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REVIEW
Ci Song, Stephen Burgess, John D Eicher, Christopher J O'Donnell, Andrew D Johnson
BACKGROUND: Plasminogen activator inhibitor type 1 (PAI-1) plays an essential role in the fibrinolysis system and thrombosis. Population studies have reported that blood PAI-1 levels are associated with increased risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). However, it is unclear whether the association reflects a causal influence of PAI-1 on CHD risk. METHODS AND RESULTS: To evaluate the association between PAI-1 and CHD, we applied a 3-step strategy. First, we investigated the observational association between PAI-1 and CHD incidence using a systematic review based on a literature search for PAI-1 and CHD studies...
May 26, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550025/mineralocorticoid-receptor-null-mice-informing-cell-type-specific-roles
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Timothy James Cole, Morag Young
The mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) mediates the actions of two important adrenal corticosteroid hormones, aldosterone and cortisol. The cell signalling roles of the MR in vivo have expanded enormously since the cloning of human MR gene 30 years ago and the first MR gene knockout in mice nearly 20 years ago. Complete ablation of the MR revealed important roles postnatally for regulation of kidney epithelial functions, with MR-null mice dying 1-2 weeks postnatally from renal salt wasting and hyperkalaemia, with elevated plasma renin and aldosterone...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549934/in-vitro-metabolomic-approaches-to-investigating-the-potential-biological-effects-of-phenolic-compounds-an-update
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REVIEW
Úrsula Catalán, Laura Barrubés, Rosa Maria Valls, Rosa Solà, Laura Rubió
Dietary phenolic compounds (PCs) have been receiving interest for their presumed roles in disease prevention. However, there is a lack of studies on the underlying molecular mechanisms. In this regard, in vitro metabolomic approaches are suitable for the investigation of the molecular changes in response to PC exposure. Up to date, the biological effects of PCs have only been examined for PCs from rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis), olive oil, and resveratrol using cell-based metabolomic approach, although transcriptomic and/or proteomic studies have also been conducted in the same in vitro cell experiment in some cases...
May 23, 2017: Genomics, Proteomics & Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549782/central-trkb-blockade-attenuates-icv-angiotensin-ii-hypertension-and-sympathetic-nerve-activity-in-male-sprague-dawley-rats
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Bryan K Becker, Hanjun Wang, Irving H Zucker
Increased sympathetic nerve activity and the activation of the central renin-angiotensin system are commonly associated with cardiovascular disease states such as hypertension and heart failure, yet the precise mechanisms contributing to the long-term maintenance of this sympatho-excitation are incompletely understood. Due to the established physiological role of neurotrophins contributing toward neuroplasticity and neuronal excitability along with recent evidence linking the renin-angiotensin system and brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) along with its receptor (TrkB), it is likely the two systems interact to promote sympatho-excitation during cardiovascular disease...
May 19, 2017: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549412/prevalence-of-arterial-hypertension-in-the-krasnoyarsk-krai-siberia-russia
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I P Artyukhov, Yu I Grinshtein, M M Petrova, V V Shabalin, R R Ruf
BACKGROUND: To estimate the prevalence, awareness, treatment and control of arterial hypertension among adult inhabitants of Krasnoyarsk Krai using the data from Russian multicenter epidemiological study ESSE-RF (Epidemiological Survey of cardiovascular diSEases in different regions of the Russian Federation). METHODS: The study included 1603 subjects 25 to 64 years old selected by means of systemic multistage stratified randomization among urban and rural inhabitants of Krasnoyarsk Krai recruited between February 2014 and June 2014...
May 26, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549096/the-molecular-mechanisms-of-obesity-paradox
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Alexios S Antonopoulos, Dimitris Tousoulis
Clinical observations suggest a complex relationship between human obesity and cardiovascular disease. Whilst abdominal (visceral) adiposity leads to deleterious metabolic disturbances, subcutaneous fat accumulation has a benign effect on cardiometabolic risk. Notably, an accumulating body of evidence paradoxically links increased body mass index with a better prognosis in patients with established cardiovascular disease, a finding that has been termed the 'obesity paradox'. While this is now acknowledged to be an epidemiological finding, a metabolically healthy obese group associated with low cardiovascular risk has also been identified...
May 26, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548387/a-quantitative-systems-physiology-model-of-renal-function-and-blood-pressure-regulation-model-description
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K M Hallow, Y Gebremichael
Renal function plays a central role in cardiovascular, kidney, and multiple other diseases, and many existing and novel therapies act through renal mechanisms. Even with decades of accumulated knowledge of renal physiology, pathophysiology, and pharmacology, the dynamics of renal function remain difficult to understand and predict, often resulting in unexpected or counterintuitive therapy responses. Quantitative systems pharmacology modeling of renal function integrates this accumulated knowledge into a quantitative framework, allowing evaluation of competing hypotheses, identification of knowledge gaps, and generation of new experimentally testable hypotheses...
May 26, 2017: CPT: Pharmacometrics & Systems Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548300/first-night-effect-on-cardiac-autonomic-function-in-different-female-reproductive-states
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Irina Virtanen, Nea Kalleinen, Anna S Urrila, Päivi Polo-Kantola
Decreases in heart rate variability, a marker of autonomic nervous system function, are associated with increased cardiovascular mortality. Heart rate variability increases in non-rapid eye movement sleep, peaking in slow-wave sleep. Therefore, decreasing the amount of deep sleep, for example, by introducing patients to a sleep laboratory environment, could decrease heart rate variability, increasing cardiovascular risk. We studied four groups of women with no previous sleep laboratory experience: young [n = 11, 23...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Sleep Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548283/novel-selective-phosphodiesterase-type-1-inhibitors-cause-vasodilatation-and-lower-blood-pressure-in-rats
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Morten Laursen, Lilliana Beck, Jan Kehler, Claus Tornby Christoffersen, Christoffer Bundgaard, Susie Mogensen, Tomas Mow, Estefano Pinilla, Jakob Schöllhammer Knudsen, Elise Røge Hedegaard, Morten Grunnet, Ulf Simonsen
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Phosphodiesterase enzymes (PDE1-11) break down cyclic nucleotides and are important in the regulation of the cardiovascular system. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effect on the cardiovascular system of two novel selective PDE1 inhibitors, Lu AF41228 and Lu AF58027. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: We used rat mesenteric small arteries (internal diameters of 200-300 µm), RT-PCR and measurement of isometric wall tension. The effect of Lu AF41228 and Lu AF58027 on heart rate and blood pressure was assessed in both anesthetized and conscious male rats...
May 26, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547375/the-effects-of-ozone-on-human-health
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Daniela Nuvolone, Davide Petri, Fabio Voller
Ozone is a highly reactive, oxidative gas associated with adverse health outcome, including mortality and morbidity. Data from monitoring sites worldwide show levels of ozone often exceeding EU legislation threshold and the more restrictive WHO guidelines for the protection of human health. Well-established evidence has been produced for short-term effects, especially on respiratory and cardiovascular systems, associated to ozone exposure. Less conclusive is the evidence for long-term effects, reporting suggestive associations with respiratory mortality, new-onset asthma in children and increased respiratory symptom effects in asthmatics...
May 25, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547208/pulse-wave-velocity-and-augmentation-index-are-not-independently-associated-with-carotid-atherosclerosis-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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M Robustillo-Villarino, J J Alegre-Sancho, E Rodilla-Sala, A Corrales, J Llorca, M A Gonzalez-Gay, P H Dessein
Arterial stiffness can enhance cardiovascular risk by increasing atherogenesis or adverse hemodynamic effects. We examined whether the arterial stiffness markers of aortic pulse wave velocity (PWV) and the augmentation index (AIx) are independently associated with carotid artery intima-media thickness (IMT) and plaque in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). PWV and AIx were determined by brachial oscillometry using the Mobil-O-Graph® system and carotid IMT and plaque by ultrasound in 194 consecutive RA patients without established cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease, and diabetes at disease onset...
May 25, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547122/trauma-and-bmi-mortality
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REVIEW
Tejal S Brahmbhatt, Michael Hernon, Charles Jeffrey Siegert, Leneé Plauché, Lorrie S Young, Peter Burke
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Obesity has been recognized as an impactful comorbid condition. It has been demonstrated to be an independent risk factor for morbidity and mortality following trauma. RECENT FINDINGS: Multiple studies and reviews have strongly suggested obesity to be associated with increased risk for post-injury morbidity and mortality. As obesity is associated with a pro-inflammatory state, it has been suggested to negatively affect the respiratory, cardiovascular, coagulation, and renal systems and the ability and manner in which an obese patient heals...
May 25, 2017: Current Obesity Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546947/carotenoids-from-microalgae-to-block-oxidative-stress
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EDITORIAL
Marisol Zuluaga, Virginie Gueguen, Graciela Pavon-Djavid, Didier Letourneur
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are produced under normal physiological conditions and involved in several cellular biochemical processes. Their external or endogenous overproduction induces a disruption of redox signaling and control known as oxidative stress. Under oxidative stress, the cell membrane structures, enzyme functions and gene expression are compromised leading to the pathogenesis of several chronic inflammatory diseases including the cardiovascular pathologies. Attempts to find new therapeutic molecules capable of blocking the oxidative stress are of crucial importance...
2017: BioImpacts: BI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546762/cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-imaging-clinical-implications-in-the-evaluation-of-connective-tissue-diseases
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REVIEW
Sophie Mavrogeni, George Markousis-Mavrogenis, Loukia Koutsogeorgopoulou, Genovefa Kolovou
Cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging is a recently developed noninvasive, nonradiating, operator-independent technique that has been successfully used for the evaluation of congenital heart disease, valvular and pericardial diseases, iron overload, cardiomyopathies, great and coronary vessel diseases, cardiac inflammation, stress-rest myocardial perfusion, and fibrosis. Rheumatoid arthritis and other spondyloarthropathies, systemic lupus erythematosus, inflammatory myopathies, mixed connective tissue diseases (CTDs), systemic sclerosis, vasculitis, and sarcoidosis are among CTDs with serious cardiovascular involvement; this is due to multiple causative factors such as myopericarditis, micro/macrovascular disease, coronary artery disease, myocardial fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, and finally heart failure...
2017: Journal of Inflammation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546658/endothelial-alterations-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-and-rheumatoid-arthritis-potential-effect-of-monocyte-interaction
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REVIEW
Laura Atehortúa, Mauricio Rojas, Gloria M Vásquez, Diana Castaño
Patients with systemic autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) are prone to develop atherosclerosis and cardiovascular diseases five times more often than the general population; this increase in frequency could be partially explained by an increase in the macrovasculature endothelial damage. In these autoimmune diseases, a microvascular endothelial injury has also been reported in different organs and tissues, especially in sites where ultrafiltration processes occur...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546657/statins-reduce-lipopolysaccharide-induced-cytokine-and-inflammatory-mediator-release-in-an-in-vitro-model-of-microglial-like-cells
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A J McFarland, A K Davey, S Anoopkumar-Dukie
The anti-inflammatory effects of statins (HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors) within the cardiovascular system are well-established; however, their neuroinflammatory potential is unclear. It is currently unknown whether statins' neurological effects are lipid-dependent or due to pleiotropic mechanisms. Therefore, the assumption that all statin compounds will have the same effect within the central nervous system is potentially inappropriate, with no studies to date having compared all statins in a single model. Thus, the aim of this study was to compare the effects of the six statins (atorvastatin, fluvastatin, pitavastatin, pravastatin, rosuvastatin, and simvastatin) within a single in vitro model of neuroinflammation...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546540/a-bioactive-chemical-markers-based-strategy-for-quality-assessment-of-botanical-drugs-xuesaitong-injection-as-a-case-study
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Zhenzhong Yang, Qing Shao, Zhiwei Ge, Ni Ai, Xiaoping Zhao, Xiaohui Fan
Current chemical markers based quality assessment methods largely fail to reflect intrinsic chemical complexity and multiple mechanisms of action of botanical drugs (BD). The development of novel quality markers is greatly needed. Here we propose bioactive chemical markers (BCM), defined as a group of chemo-markers that exhibit similar pharmacological activities comparable to the whole BD, which can therefore be used to effectively assess the quality of BD. As a proof-of-concept, a BCM-based strategy was developed and applied to Xuesaitong Injection (XST) for assessing the efficacy and consistency of different batches...
May 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546535/a-novel-prkag2-mutation-in-a-chinese-family-with-cardiac-hypertrophy-and-ventricular-pre-excitation
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Kun-Qi Yang, Chao-Xia Lu, Ying Zhang, Yan-Kun Yang, Jia-Cheng Li, Tian Lan, Xu Meng, Peng Fan, Tao Tian, Lin-Ping Wang, Ya-Xin Liu, Xue Zhang, Xian-Liang Zhou
PRKAG2 syndrome is a rare autosomal dominant inherited disorder that is characterized by cardiac hypertrophy, ventricular pre-excitation and conduction system abnormalities. There is little knowledge in cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) characteristics of PRKAG2 cardiomyopathy. This study investigated the genetic defect in a three-generation Chinese family with cardiac hypertrophy and ventricular pre-excitation using whole-exome sequencing. A novel missense mutation, c.1006 G > T (p.V336L), was identified in PRKAG2...
May 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546366/characteristics-and-clinical-outcomes-of-end-stage-renal-disease-patients-on-peritoneal-dialysis-for-over-15-years-a-single-center-experience
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Youn Kyung Kee, Jung Tak Park, Chang-Yun Yoon, Hyoungnae Kim, Seohyun Park, Hae Ryong Yun, Su-Young Jung, Jong Hyun Jhee, Hyung Jung Oh, Seung Hyeok Han, Tae-Hyun Yoo, Shin-Wook Kang
♦Background: Maintaining peritoneal dialysis (PD) for a long time is problematic owing to a number of factors. This study aimed to clarify the characteristics and examine the clinical outcomes of patients who received PD as a long-term dialysis modality. ♦ Methods: All end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients who initiated PD at Yonsei University Health System between 1987 and 2000 were screened. Patients who maintained PD for over 15 years were classified as the long-term PD group and those who were treated with PD for less than 5 years were included in the short-term PD group...
May 25, 2017: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
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