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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447763/scaling-of-bony-canals-for-encephalic-vessels-in-euarchontans-implications-for-the-role-of-the-vertebral-artery-and-brain-metabolism
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Doug M Boyer, Arianna R Harrington
Supplying the central nervous system with oxygen and glucose for metabolic activities is a critical function for all animals at physiologic, anatomical, and behavioral levels. A relatively proximate challenge to nourishing the brain is maintaining adequate blood flow. Euarchontans (primates, dermopterans and treeshrews) display a diversity of solutions to this challenge. Although the vertebral artery is a major encephalic vessel, previous research has questioned its importance for irrigating the cerebrum. This presents a puzzling scenario for certain strepsirrhine primates (non-cheirogaleid lemuriforms) that have reduced promontorial branches of the internal carotid artery and no apparent alternative encephalic vascular route except for the vertebral artery...
January 2018: Journal of Human Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447152/a-multiscale-modelling-approach-to-assess-the-impact-of-metabolic-zonation-and-microperfusion-on-the-hepatic-carbohydrate-metabolism
#2
Nikolaus Berndt, Marius Stefan Horger, Sascha Bulik, Hermann-Georg Holzhütter
The capacity of the liver to convert the metabolic input received from the incoming portal and arterial blood into the metabolic output of the outgoing venous blood has three major determinants: The intra-hepatic blood flow, the transport of metabolites between blood vessels (sinusoids) and hepatocytes and the metabolic capacity of hepatocytes. These determinants are not constant across the organ: Even in the normal organ, but much more pronounced in the fibrotic and cirrhotic liver, regional variability of the capillary blood pressure, tissue architecture and the expression level of metabolic enzymes (zonation) have been reported...
February 15, 2018: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442076/erectile-dysfunction-is-associated-with-subclinical-carotid-vascular-disease-in-young-men-lacking-widely-known-risk-factors
#3
Feng-Juan Yao, Ya-Dong Zhang, Zi Wan, Wei Li, Hong Lin, Chun-Hua Deng, Yan Zhang
This study aimed to gain insight into the underlying pathogenesis of erectile dysfunction in young men under the age of 40 years without widely-known risk factors. Compared with normal controls, patients with erectile dysfunction had increased carotid intima-media thickness, fasting levels of blood glucose and insulin, and homeostatic model assessment index, as well as lower flow-mediated vasodilation and testosterone levels (P < 0.05), though all of these values were within their respective normal range...
February 9, 2018: Asian Journal of Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439517/hyperglycemia-alters-the-structure-and-hemodynamics-of-the-developing-embryonic-heart
#4
Taylor B Lawson, Devon E Scott-Drechsel, Venkat Keshav Chivukula, Sandra Rugonyi, Kent L Thornburg, Monica T Hinds
Congenital heart defects (CHDs) represent the most common form of human birth defects; approximately one-third of heart defects involve malformations of the outflow tract (OFT). Maternal diabetes increases the risk of CHD by 3-5 fold. During heart organogenesis, little is known about the effects of hyperglycemia on hemodynamics, which are critical to normal heart development. Heart development prior to septation in the chick embryo was studied under hyperglycemic conditions. Sustained hyperglycemic conditions were induced, raising the average plasma glucose concentration from 70 mg/dL to 180 mg/dL, akin to the fasting plasma glucose of a patient with diabetes...
February 12, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Development and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435395/atherothrombosis-is-a-thrombotic-not-inflammatory-disease
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REVIEW
Gregory D Sloop, Joseph J Weidman, John A St Cyr
The authors hypothesize that thrombosis causes both the complications of atherosclerosis as well as the underlying lesion, the atherosclerotic plaque, which develops from the organization of mural thrombi. These form in areas of slow blood flow, which develop because of flow separation created by changing vascular geometry and elevated blood viscosity. Many phenomena typically ascribed to inflammation or "chronic oxidative stress", such as the development of fatty streaks, "endothelial dysfunction," "vulnerable plaques," and the association of mild elevations of C-reactive protein and cytokines with atherothrombosis are better explained by hemorheologic and hemodynamic abnormalities, particularly elevated blood viscosity...
December 5, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29431005/reduced-blood-oxygenation-level-dependent-connectivity-is-related-to-hypoperfusion-in-alzheimer-s-disease
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Jens Göttler, Christine Preibisch, Isabelle Riederer, Lorenzo Pasquini, Panagiotis Alexopoulos, Karl Peter Bohn, Igor Yakushev, Ebba Beller, Stephan Kaczmarz, Claus Zimmer, Timo Grimmer, Alexander Drzezga, Christian Sorg
Functional connectivity of blood oxygenation level dependent signal fluctuations (BOLD-FC) is decreased in Alzheimer's disease (AD), and suggested to reflect reduced coherence in neural population activity; however, as both neuronal and vascular-hemodynamic processes underlie BOLD signals, impaired perfusion might also contribute to reduced BOLD-FC; 42 AD patients and 27 controls underwent simultaneous PET/MR imaging. Resting-state functional MRI assessed BOLD co-activity to quantify BOLD-FC, pulsed arterial spin labeling (pASL) assessed cerebral blood flow (CBF) as proxy for vascular hemodynamics, and 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose PET assessed glucose metabolism (GluMet) to index neuronal activity...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29423939/human-mait-cells-show-metabolic-quiescence-with-rapid-glucose-dependent-upregulation-of-granzyme-b-upon-stimulation
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Madeleine E Zinser, Andrew J Highton, Ayako Kurioka, Barbara Kronsteiner, Joachim Hagel, Tianqi Leng, Emanuele Marchi, Chansavath Phetsouphanh, Chris B Willberg, Susanna J Dunachie, Paul Klenerman
Mucosal-associated invariant T (MAIT) cells are a well-characterized innate-like T cell population abundant in the human liver, peripheral tissues and blood. MAIT cells serve in the first line of defense against infections, through engagement of their T cell receptor, which recognizes microbial metabolites presented on MR1, and through cytokine-mediated triggering. Typically, they show a quiescent memory phenotype but can undergo rapid up-regulation of effector functions including cytolysis upon stimulation...
February 9, 2018: Immunology and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29412817/glucose-dependent-insulinotropic-polypeptide-gip-receptor-antagonists-as-anti-diabetic-agents
#8
Lærke Smidt Gasbjerg, Maria Buur Nordskov Gabe, Bolette Hartmann, Mikkel Bring Christensen, Filip Krag Knop, Jens Juul Holst, Mette Marie Rosenkilde
Glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) is an intestinal hormone with a broad range of physiological actions. In the postprandial state, the hormone stimulates insulin secretion and during eu- and hypoglycemia, it stimulates glucagon secretion. In addition, GIP increases triacylglycerol (TAG) uptake in adipose tissue and decreases bone resorption. However, the importance of these actions in humans are not clearly understood as a specific GIP receptor (GIPR) antagonist - an essential tool to study GIP physiology - has been missing...
February 2018: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29411718/glucose-pump-test-can-be-used-to-measure-blood-flow-rate-of-native-arteriovenous-fistula-in-chronic-hemodialysis
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Y C Yavuz, N Y Selcuk, L Altıntepe, I Güney, S Yavuz
PURPOSE: In chronic hemodialysis patients, the low flow of vascular access may leads to inadequate dialysis, increased rate of hospitalization, morbidity, and mortality. It was found that surveillance should be performed for native arteriovenous (AV) should not be performed for AV graft in various studies. However, surveillance was done in graft AV fistulas in most studies. Doppler ultrasonography (US) was suggested for surveillance of AV fistulas by the last vascular access guideline of National Kidney Foundation Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (NKF KDOQI)...
January 2018: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29385067/sensing-technologies-for-detection-of-acetone-in-human-breath-for-diabetes-diagnosis-and-monitoring
#10
REVIEW
Valentine Saasa, Thomas Malwela, Mervyn Beukes, Matlou Mokgotho, Chaun-Pu Liu, Bonex Mwakikunga
The review describes the technologies used in the field of breath analysis to diagnose and monitor diabetes mellitus. Currently the diagnosis and monitoring of blood glucose and ketone bodies that are used in clinical studies involve the use of blood tests. This method entails pricking fingers for a drop of blood and placing a drop on a sensitive area of a strip which is pre-inserted into an electronic reading instrument. Furthermore, it is painful, invasive and expensive, and can be unsafe if proper handling is not undertaken...
January 31, 2018: Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29357480/no-evidence-for-direct-effects-of-recombinant-human-erythropoietin-on-cerebral-blood-flow-and-metabolism-in-healthy-humans
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Mark Bitsch Vestergaard, Otto Mølby Henriksen, Ulrich Lindberg, Niels Jacob Aachmann-Andersen, Kristian Lisbjerg, Søren Just Christensen, Niels Vidiendal Olsen, Ian Law, Henrik Bo Wiberg Larsson, Peter Rasmussen
Erythropoietin (EPO) is expressed in human brain tissue but the exact role is unknown. EPO may improve the efficiency of the oxidative metabolism and have neuroprotective properties against hypoxic injuries in animal models. We aimed to investigate the effect of recombinant human EPO (rHuEPO) administration on healthy cerebral metabolism in humans during normoxia and during metabolic stress by inhalation of 10% O2 hypoxic air. Twenty-four healthy males participated in a two-arm double-blind placebo-controlled trial...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29356101/eryptosis-and-hemorheological-responses-to-maximal-exercise-in-athletes-comparison-between-running-and-cycling
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Elie Nader, Nicolas Guillot, Louis Lavorel, Ivan Hancco, Romain Fort, Emeric Stauffer, Céline Renoux, Philippe Joly, Michèle Germain, Philippe Connes
We compared the effects of cycling and running exercise on hemorheological and hematological properties, as well as eryptosis markers. Seven endurance-trained subjects randomly performed a progressive and maximal exercise test on a cycle ergometer and a treadmill. Blood was sampled at rest and at the end of the exercise to analyze hematological and blood rheological parameters including hematocrit (Hct), red blood cell (RBC) deformability, aggregation and blood viscosity. Hemoglobin saturation (SpO2), blood lactate and glucose levels were also monitored...
January 21, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29354992/-moxibustion-at-geshu-bl-17-for-diabetic-limb-arterial-obliteration-at-early-stage
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Peiling Liang, Zhuliang Gu, Aisheng Wei
OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy differences between moxibustion at Geshu (BL 17) and oral administration of cilostazol on diabetic limb arterial obliteration (DLAO) at early stage as well as the impacts on hemorheology and arterial inner dimension of lower extremity. METHODS: Seventy patients of DLAO at early stage were randomly divided into an observation group and a control group, 35 cases in each one. The two groups were treated with regular treatment of blood glucose and blood lipid...
December 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342932/interstitial-glucose-and-physical-exercise-in-type-1-diabetes-integrative-physiology-technology-and-the-gap-in-between
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REVIEW
Othmar Moser, Jane E Yardley, Richard M Bracken
Continuous and flash glucose monitoring systems measure interstitial fluid glucose concentrations within a body compartment that is dramatically altered by posture and is responsive to the physiological and metabolic changes that enable exercise performance in individuals with type 1 diabetes. Body fluid redistribution within the interstitial compartment, alterations in interstitial fluid volume, changes in rate and direction of fluid flow between the vasculature, interstitium and lymphatics, as well as alterations in the rate of glucose production and uptake by exercising tissues, make for caution when interpreting device read-outs in a rapidly changing internal environment during acute exercise...
January 15, 2018: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331846/functional-neuroimaging-in-rasmussen-syndrome
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Ichiro Kuki, Kazumi Matsuda, Yuko Kubota, Tetsuhiro Fukuyama, Yukitoshi Takahashi, Yushi Inoue, Haruo Shintaku
PURPOSE: For a diagnosis of Rasmussen syndrome (RS), clinical course together with electroencephalography (EEG) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings are considered important, but there are few reports on functional neuroimaging. This study investigated cerebral blood flow (CBF)-single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), central benzodiazepine receptor (BZR)-SPECT, and fluorine-18 fluorodeoxy glucose-positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) in RS patients, and correlated neuroimaging results with MRI and pathological findings...
January 5, 2018: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315988/impaired-treg-and-nk-cells-profile-in-overweight-women-with-gestational-diabetes-mellitus
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Thalita Frutuoso Lobo, Camila de Moraes Borges, Rosiane Mattar, Caio Perez Gomes, Ana Geisa Santos de Angelo, Karen Priscilla Tezotto Pendeloski, Silvia Daher
PROBLEM: Maternal obesity is frequently associated with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), and immunological mechanisms seem to be involved in the physiopathology of these conditions. The aim of this study was to characterize the profile of immune cells in peripheral blood of overweight women with GDM. METHOD OF STUDY: This case-control study included 27 glucose-tolerant (controls) and 31 GDM overweight pregnant women. Flow cytometry was used to assess the number of regulatory T cells (Treg) and natural killer (NK) cells in the peripheral blood...
January 5, 2018: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306901/cardiometabolic-health-among-adult-offspring-of-hypertensive-pregnancies-the-cardiovascular-risk-in-young-finns-study
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Robyn J Tapp, Alun D Hughes, Mika Kähönen, Tien Yin Wong, Nicholas Witt, Terho Lehtimäki, Nina Hutri-Kähönen, Pinki Sahota, Markus Juonala, Olli T Raitakari
BACKGROUND: Cardiometabolic health among adult offspring of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) is relatively unknown. We hypothesized that offspring of HDP would have abnormalities in the retinal microvasculature and cardiac structure by midadulthood. METHODS AND RESULTS: The Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns Study included randomly selected children from 5 Finnish university cities. The mean age of participants was 40 years (range 34-49 years) at the time of retinal photography and cardiac assessment...
January 6, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304136/effect-of-intensive-multifactorial-treatment-on-vascular-progenitor-cells-in-hypertensive-patients
#18
Charbel Maroun-Eid, Adriana Ortega-Hernández, Javier Modrego, María Abad-Cardiel, José Antonio García-Donaire, Leonardo Reinares, Nieves Martell-Claros, Dulcenombre Gómez-Garre
BACKGROUND: Most hypertensive patients, despite a proper control of their cardiovascular risk factors, have cardiovascular complications, evidencing the importance of controlling and/or reversing target-organ damage. In this sense, endothelial dysfunction has been associated with the presence of cardiovascular risk factors and related cardiovascular outcomes. Since hypertension often clusters with other risk factors such as dyslipemia, diabetes and obesity, in this study we have investigated the effect of intensive multifactorial treatment on circulating vascular progenitor cell levels on high-risk hypertensive patients...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288757/do-flavanols-rich-natural-products-relieve-obesity-related-insulin-resistance
#19
REVIEW
Ayse Basak Engin, Aristidis M Tsatsakis, Dimitris Tsoukalas, Atilla Engin
Growing evidence support that insulin resistance may occur as a severe problem due to chronic energetic overfeeding and subsequent obesity. When an abundance of glucose and saturated fat enter the cell, impaired blood flow, hypoxia, inflammation and macrophage infiltration in obese adipose tissue may induce oxidative stress and insulin resistance. Excessive circulating saturated fatty acids ectopically accumulate in insulin-sensitive tissues and impair insulin action. In this context, excessive hepatic lipid accumulation may play a central, pathogenic role in insulin resistance...
December 27, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285726/myocardial-perfusion-in-patients-with-non-ischaemic-systolic-heart-failure-and-type-2-diabetes-a-cross-sectional-study-using-rubidium-82-pet-ct
#20
Christina Byrne, Philip Hasbak, Andreas Kjaer, Jens Jakob Thune, Lars Køber
Both patients with non-ischaemic systolic heart failure and patients with type 2 diabetes (T2DM) often have reduced myocardial blood flow without significant coronary atherosclerosis. However, the mechanisms are not fully understood. The aim of this study was to investigate whether perfusion is reduced additionally when the 2 are combined. In a cross-sectional study, we scanned patients with non-ischaemic systolic heart failure with and without T2DM using Rubidium-82 positron emission tomography/computed tomography at rest and adenosine-induced stress, thereby obtaining the myocardial flow reserve (myocardial flow reserve (MFR) = stress flow/rest flow) as a measure of the myocardial vasomotor function; 28 patients with T2DM and 123 without T2DM were included...
December 28, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
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