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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786849/isolation-and-characterization-of-wheat-derived-nonspecific-lipid-transfer-protein-2-nsltp2
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Sara Bosi, Jessica Fiori, Giovanni Dinelli, Neil Rigby, Emanuela Leoncini, Cecilia Prata, Valeria Bregola, Ilaria Marotti, Roberto Gotti, Marina Naldi, Luca Massaccesi, Marco Malaguti, Paul Kroon, Silvana Hrelia
Numerous studies support the protective role of bioactive peptides against cardiovascular diseases. Cereals represent the primary source of carbohydrates, but they also contain substantial amounts of proteins, therefore representing a potential dietary source of bioactive peptides with nutraceutical activities. The analysis of wheat extracts purified by chromatographic techniques by means of HPLC-UV/nanoLC-nanoESI-QTOF allowed the identification of a signal of about 7 kDa which, following data base searches, was ascribed to a nonspecific lipid-transfer protein (nsLTP) type 2 from Triticum aestivum (sequence coverage of 92%)...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786782/preclinical-impact-of-high-dose-intermittent-antiangiogenic-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-pazopanib-in-intrinsically-resistant-tumor-models
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Elaine Reguera-Nuñez, Shan Man, Ping Xu, Robert S Kerbel
Antiangiogenic tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) target vascular endothelial growth factor receptors and other receptor tyrosine kinases. As a result of toxicity, the clinical failures or the modest benefits associated with antiangiogenic TKI therapy may be related in some cases to suboptimal drug dosing and scheduling, thereby facilitating resistance. Most antiangiogenic TKIs, including pazopanib, are administered on a continuous daily basis. Here, instead, we evaluated the impact of increasing the dose and administering the drug intermittently...
May 21, 2018: Angiogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786109/engulfment-of-platelets-delays-endothelial-cell-aging-via-girdin-and-its-phosphorylation
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Yong Lan, Yongjun Li, Dajun Li, Peng Li, Jiyang Wang, Yongpeng Diao, Guodong Ye, Yangfang Li
Endothelial cells are critical in angiogenesis and maintain the homeostasis of the blood‑brain barrier (BBB). Platelets (PLTs) are essential in vascular biology, including angiogenesis. The present study aimed to investigate the effect of PLTs on the aging of endothelial cells. Human brain microvascular endothelial cells (HBMECs) and human astrocytes were co‑cultured to mimic the BBB. Transmission electron microscopy was used to observe the engulfment of PLTs. Confocal microscopy was used to observe the co‑localization of PLTs, girders of actin filament (girdin) and phosphorylated (p‑)girdin...
May 17, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785960/reduction-in-regulatory-t-cells-in-early-pregnancy-causes-uterine-artery-dysfunction-in-mice
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Alison S Care, Stephane L Bourque, Jude S Morton, Emma P Hjartarson, Sarah A Robertson, Sandra T Davidge
Preeclampsia, fetal growth restriction, and miscarriage remain important causes of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. These complications are associated with reduced numbers of a specialized T lymphocyte subset called regulatory T cells (Treg cells) in the maternal circulation, decidua, and placenta. Treg cells suppress inflammation and prevent maternal immunity toward the fetus, which expresses foreign paternal alloantigens. Treg cells are demonstrated to contribute to vascular homeostasis, but whether Treg cells influence the vascular adaptations essential for a healthy pregnancy is unknown...
May 21, 2018: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785232/effects-of-fasudil-on-patients-with-pulmonary-hypertension-associated-with-left-ventricular-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-a-prospective-intervention-study
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Xiang Zhang, Xueming Zhang, Saihua Wang, Jun Luo, Zhihong Zhao, Changzhu Zheng, Jieyan Shen
Background: Pulmonary hypertension due to left ventricular heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (PH-HFpEF) is an increasingly medical problem. The aim of the study was to evaluate the clinical efficacy of fasudil on PH-HFpEF elderly patients and to figure out the subtype of PH-HFpEF which may be the therapeutic object of fasudil. Method: 58 PH-HFpEF elderly patients were enrolled. Patients were diagnosed with passive pulmonary hypertension (PPH) or reactive pulmonary hypertension (RPH) by right heart catheterization and all receiving Rho kinase inhibitor fasudil for 2 weeks...
2018: Canadian Respiratory Journal: Journal of the Canadian Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785076/role-of-osteoprotegerin-receptor-activator-of-nuclear-factor-kappa-b-receptor-activator-of-nuclear-factor-kappa-b-ligand-axis-in-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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REVIEW
Lucia Pacifico, Gian Marco Andreoli, Miriam D'Avanzo, Delia De Mitri, Pasquale Pierimarchi
Concomitantly with the increase in the prevalences of overweight/obesity, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has worldwide become the main cause of chronic liver disease in both adults and children. Patients with fatty liver display features of metabolic syndrome (MetS), like insulin resistance (IR), glucose intolerance, hypertension and dyslipidemia. Recently, epidemiological studies have linked obesity, MetS, and NAFLD to decreased bone mineral density and osteoporosis, highlighting an intricate interplay among bone, adipose tissue, and liver...
May 21, 2018: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784903/exercise-ameliorates-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-mediated-vascular-dysfunction-in-mesenteric-arteries-in-atherosclerosis
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Junyoung Hong, Kwangchan Kim, Eunkyung Park, Jonghae Lee, Melissa M Markofski, Sean P Marrelli, Yoonjung Park
Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress is closely associated with atherosclerosis, but the effects of exercise on ER stress-mediated endothelial dysfunction in atherosclerosis is not yet fully understood. We assessed endothelium-dependent vasodilation in isolated mesenteric arteries from wild type (WT), WT with exercise (WT-EX), ApoE knockout (ApoE KO), and ApoE KO mice with exercise (ApoE KO-EX). Vasodilation to acetylcholine (ACh) was elicited in the presence of inhibitors of ER stress, eNOS, caspase-1, and UCP-2 (Tudca, L-NAME, AC-YVARD-cmk, and Genipin, respectively) and the ER stress inducer (Tunicamycin)...
May 21, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784489/syncope-electrocardiographic-and-clinical-correlation
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REVIEW
Andrea Ungar, Martina Rafanelli
Syncope is a frequent condition, owing to a transient global cerebral hypoperfusion, that may depend on a reduction of vascular total peripheral resistance and/or cardiac output. Cardiac syncope doubled the risk of death from any cause and increased the risk of nonfatal and fatal cardiovascular events. Arrhythmias are the most common cardiac causes of syncope. Both bradyarrhythmias and tachyarrhythmias may predispose to syncope. The first line evaluation relies on clinical history, physical examination, active standing test, 12-lead echocardiogram...
June 2018: Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784125/catheter-directed-thrombolysis-for-pulmonary-embolism-the-state-of-practice
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Xi Xue, Akhilesh K Sista
Acute pulmonary embolism (PE) is a major public health problem. It is the third most common cause of death in hospitalized patients. In the United States, there are up to 600,000 cases diagnosed per year with 100,000-180,000 acute PE-related deaths. Common risk factors include underlying genetic conditions, acquired conditions, and acquired hypercoagulable states. Acute PE increases the pulmonary vascular resistance and the load on the right ventricle (RV). Increased RV loading causes compensatory RV dilation, impaired contractility, tachycardia, and sympathetic activation...
June 2018: Techniques in Vascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784048/a-meta-analysis-of-the-effect-of-a-dexamethasone-intravitreal-implant-versus-intravitreal-anti-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-treatment-for-diabetic-macular-edema
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Ye He, Xin-Jun Ren, Bo-Jie Hu, Wai-Ching Lam, Xiao-Rong Li
BACKGROUND: This meta-analysis evaluated the effectiveness and safety of dexamethasone (DEX) implant and intravitreal anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) treatment for diabetic macular edema (DME). METHODS: The PubMed, Embase, clinicaltrials.gov website and Cochrane Library databases were comprehensively searched for studies comparing DEX implant with anti-VEGF in patients with DME. Best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA), central subfield thickness (CST) and adverse events were extracted from the final eligible studies...
May 21, 2018: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783089/self-stabilized-silk-sericin-based-nanoparticles-in-vivo-biocompatibility-and-reduced-doxorubicin-induced-toxicity
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Doudou Hu, Ting Li, Zongpu Xu, Di Liu, Mingying Yang, Liangjun Zhu
A variety of colloid stabilizers and cryoprotectants confer improved nanoparticle (NP) colloidal stability and redisperability. However, the discounted tumor targetability, delivery efficacy and possible side effects limit the application in the vascular delivery of NPs. Here we present the water-soluble silk sericin (SS) not only as a material for the preparation of NPs, but also both a dispersion stabilizer and a cryoprotectant. In the absence of any stabilizers, SS-based NPs (SSC@NPs) could resist to the serum protein adsorption, preventing the formation of particle agglomerates...
May 18, 2018: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782256/-radiofrequency-pulmonary-artery-ablation-for-treatment-of-residual-pulmonary-hypertension-after-pulmonary-endarterectomy
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A M CHernyavskiy, A G Edemskiy, N V Novikova, A B Romanov, S N Artemenko, B A Rudenko, A R Tarkova
OBJECTIVE: to assess the safety and efficiency of radiofrequency pulmonary artery ablation for treatment of residual pulmonary hypertension after pulmonary endarterectomy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Radiofrequency pulmonary artery denervation (PADN) was performed in 16 patients (10 men, mean age 39 years [26; 51]). Indication for PADN was mean pulmonary artery pressure (PAP) >25 mm Hg with absence of proximal pulmonary artery lesion according to computer tomography...
April 2018: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781343/issues-and-promises-of-bevacizumab-in-prostate-cancer-treatment
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Vittore Cereda, Vincenzo Formica, Mario Roselli
There is general agreement that increased angiogenesis is an important factor in determining prostate cancer development and prognosis. Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) is thought to play a primary role in the molecular events that lead to prostate cancer progression, from androgen-dependency to castration-resistance until dissemination to the skeleton. Bevacizumab is a recombinant anti-VEGF monoclonal antibody that has exhibited clinical activity in different cancer types. Areas covered: In this review we summarize the data of clinical trials, investigating the effects of bevacizumab in prostate cancer patients...
May 21, 2018: Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780783/doppler-sonography-of-perifibroid-and-intrafibroid-arteries-of-uterine-leiomyomas
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Bukunmi Michael Idowu, Bolanle Olubunmi Ibitoye
Objective: To sonographically evaluate the dominant fibroid nodule vascularity and flow velocity pattern of perifibroid and intrafibroid arteries. Methods: We recruited 140 women with uterine fibroids. Their uteri were scanned to determine the vascularity of fibroid nodules and the Doppler indices of the fibroid arteries. Results: The median volume of the dominant leiomyoma nodule was 133 cm3 (range=1.5-2,575 cm3 ). Eighty-three subjects (59...
May 2018: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780000/the-effects-of-proton-pump-inhibitor-on-hepatic-vascular-responsiveness-and-hemodynamics-in-cirrhotic-rats
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I-Fang Hsin, Shao-Jung Hsu, Chiao-Lin Chuang, Teh-Ia Huo, Hui-Chun Huang, Fa-Yauh Lee, Hsin-Ling Ho, Shu-Yu Chang, Shou-Dong Lee
BACKGROUND: Liver cirrhosis is associated with increased intrahepatic resistance due to hepatic fibrosis and exaggerated vasoconstriction. Recent studies have indicated that proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), in addition to acid suppression, modulate vasoactive substances and vasoresponsiveness. PPIs are frequently prescribed in patients with cirrhosis due to a higher prevalence of peptic ulcers, however other impacts are unknown. METHODS: Liver cirrhosis was induced in Sprague-Dawley rats with common bile duct ligation (BDL)...
May 17, 2018: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779927/patent-ductus-arteriosus-the-physiology-of-transition
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REVIEW
Poorva Deshpande, Michelle Baczynski, Patrick J McNamara, Amish Jain
The transition from intrauterine to extrauterine life represents a critical phase of physiological adaptation which impacts many organ systems, most notably the heart and the lungs. The majority of term neonates complete this transition without complications; however, dysregulation of normal postnatal adaptation may lead to acute cardiopulmonary instability, necessitating advanced intensive care support. Although not as well appreciated as changes in vascular resistances, the shunt across the DA plays a crucial physiologic role in the adaptive processes related to normal transitional circulation...
May 5, 2018: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777585/potential-vascular-mechanisms-in-an-ex-vivo-functional-pig-bladder-model
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Uzoma A Anele, Paul H Ratz, Andrew F Colhoun, Sydney Roberts, Ryan Musselman, Randy A Vince, John E Speich, Adam P Klausner
AIMS: Chronic ischemia is a recognized factor in the pathophysiology of underactive bladder (UAB). Although relative ischemia (ie, low blood flow) is known to occur during filling, little is known regarding the pathophysiology that leads to UAB. Therefore, we developed an ex vivo functional porcine model to investigate the role of transient ischemia and whether autoregulation, a mechanism that maintains tissue oxygenation in certain vital organs, also exists in the bladder. METHODS: Using bladders from slaughtered pigs, we prepared an isolated perfused model where we studied the effects of bladder perfusion flow rate on perfusion pressure and tissue oxygenation during the filling phase...
May 19, 2018: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776990/effect-of-2-psoriasis-treatments-on-vascular-inflammation-and-novel-inflammatory-cardiovascular-biomarkers-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
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Nehal N Mehta, Daniel B Shin, Aditya A Joshi, Amit K Dey, April W Armstrong, Kristina Callis Duffin, Zelma Chiesa Fuxench, Charlotte L Harrington, Rebecca A Hubbard, Robert E Kalb, Alan Menter, Daniel J Rader, Muredach P Reilly, Eric L Simpson, Junko Takeshita, Drew A Torigian, Thomas J Werner, Andrea B Troxel, Stephen K Tyring, Suzette Baez Vanderbeek, Abby S Van Voorhees, Martin P Playford, Mark A Ahlman, Abass Alavi, Joel M Gelfand
BACKGROUND: Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory disease associated with dyslipidemia, cardiovascular events, and mortality. We aimed to assess and compare the effect of treatment of moderate-to-severe psoriasis with adalimumab or phototherapy on vascular inflammation and cardiovascular biomarkers. METHODS AND RESULTS: Randomized, double-blind, trial of adalimumab, phototherapy, and placebo (1:1:1) for 12 weeks, with crossover to adalimumab for 52 weeks total. Outcomes included vascular inflammation by 18 F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography and biomarkers of inflammation, insulin resistance, and lipoproteins...
June 2018: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775814/composite-self-expanding-bioresorbable-prototype-stents-with-reinforced-compression-performance-for-congenital-heart-disease-application-computational-and-experimental-investigation
#19
Fan Zhao, Wen Xue, Fujun Wang, Laijun Liu, Haoqin Shi, Lu Wang
Stents are vital devices to treat vascular stenosis in pediatric patients with congenital heart disease. Bioresorbable stents (BRSs) have been applied to reduce challenging complications caused by permanent metal stents. However, it remains almost a total lack of BRSs with satisfactory compression performance specifically for children with congenital heart disease, leading to importantly suboptimal effects. In this work, composite bioresorbable prototype stents with superior compression resistance were designed by braiding and annealing technology, incorporating poly (p-dioxanone) (PPDO) monofilaments and polycaprolactone (PCL) multifilament...
May 8, 2018: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775408/lack-of-tone-in-mouse-small-mesenteric-arteries-leads-to-outward-remodeling-which-can-be-prevented-by-prolonged-agonist-induced-vasoconstriction
#20
Anika Klein, Philomeena Daphne Joseph, Vibeke Grøsfjeld Christensen, Lars Jørn Jensen, Jens Christian Brings Jacobsen
Inward remodeling of resistance vessels is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular events. Thus far, the remodeling process remains incompletely elucidated, but the activation level of the vascular smooth muscle cell (VSMC) appears to play a central role. Accordingly, previous data suggest that an antagonistic and, supposedly beneficial, response - outward remodeling - may follow prolonged vasodilatation. This study aims to determine if 1) outward remodeling follows 3 days of vessel culture without tone, 2) a similar response can be elicited in a much shorter 4-hour time frame and finally 3) a 4-hour response can be prevented or reversed by the presence of vasoconstrictors in the medium...
May 18, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
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