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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228623/elucidation-of-mechanism-of-blood-brain-barrier-damage-for-prevention-and-treatment-of-vascular-dementia
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Masaki Ueno
It is well-known that the blood-brain barrier (BBB) plays significant roles in transporting intravascular substances into the brain. The BBB in cerebral capillaries essentially impedes the influx of intravascular compounds from the blood to the brain, while nutritive substances, such as glucose, can be selectively transported through several types of influx transporters in endothelial cells. In the choroid plexus, intravascular substances can invade the parenchyma as fenestrations exist in endothelial cells of capillaries...
February 22, 2017: Rinshō Shinkeigaku, Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218579/effect-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-on-carotid-artery-intima-media-thickness-related-to-inflammation
#2
Delei Kong, Zheng Qin, Wei Wang, Jian Kang
PURPOSE: Obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) is an independent risk factor for atherosclerosis. To ascertain the effect of OSAHS on the development of atherosclerosis in Chinese OSAHS patients, we evaluated markers of atherosclerosis as well as vascular endothelial function and inflammation. METHODS: Chinese men with polysomnography-diagnosed OSAHS were subgrouped into mild-moderate (n = 28) and severe (n = 54) OSAHS groups on the basis of apnea hypopnea index (AHI) scores...
February 19, 2017: Clinical and Investigative Medicine. Médecine Clinique et Experimentale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216895/vincamine-alleviates-amyloid-%C3%AE-25-35-peptides-induced-cytotoxicity-in-pc12-cells
#3
Jianfeng Han, Qiumin Qu, Jin Qiao, Jie Zhang
OBJECTIVE: Vincamine is a plant alkaloid used clinically as a peripheral vasodilator that increases cerebral blood flow and oxygen and glucose utilization by neural tissue to combat the effect of aging. The main purpose of the present study is to investigate the influence of vincamine on amyloid-β 25-35 (Aβ25-35) induced cytotoxicity, to gain a better understanding of the neuroprotective effects of this clinically used anti-Alzheimer's disease drug. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Oxidative stress was assessed by measuring malondialdehyde, glutathione, and superoxide dismutase (SOD) levels...
January 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207907/argon-does-not-affect-cerebral-circulation-or-metabolism-in-male-humans
#4
Frank Grüne, Stephan Kazmaier, Sanne Elisabeth Hoeks, Robert Jan Stolker, Marc Coburn, Andreas Weyland
OBJECTIVE: Accumulating data have recently underlined argon´s neuroprotective potential. However, to the best of our knowledge, no data are available on the cerebrovascular effects of argon (Ar) in humans. We hypothesized that argon inhalation does not affect mean blood flow velocity of the middle cerebral artery (Vmca), cerebral flow index (FI), zero flow pressure (ZFP), effective cerebral perfusion pressure (CPPe), resistance area product (RAP) and the arterio-jugular venous content differences of oxygen (AJVDO2), glucose (AJVDG), and lactate (AJVDL) in anesthetized patients...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203482/long-non-coding-rna-h19-induces-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-via-activation-of-autophagy
#5
Jue Wang, Bin Cao, Dong Han, Miao Sun, Juan Feng
Long non-coding RNA H19 (lncRNA H19) was found to be upregulated by hypoxia, its expression and function have never been tested in cerebral ischemia and reperfusion (I/R) injury. This study intended to investigate the role of lncRNA H19 and H19 gene variation in cerebral I/R injury with focusing on its relationship with autophagy activation. Cerebral I/R was induced in rats by middle cerebral artery occlusion followed by reperfusion. SH-SY5Y cells were subjected to oxygen and glucose deprivation and reperfusion (OGD/R) to simulate I/R injury...
February 2017: Aging and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203392/effects-of-moringa-oleifera-aqueous-leaf-extract-in-alloxan-induced-diabetic-mice
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Muobarak J Tuorkey
OBJECTIVE: There is a lack of knowledge regarding the underlying mechanisms of the antidiabetic activity of Moringa oleifera. This study investigates the antidiabetic effect of M. oleifera and its impact on the immune tolerance. METHODS: Alloxan-induced diabetes model for mice was used. A dose of 100 mg/kg of Moringa extract was orally administered to diabetic treated mice. Glucose and insulin levels were evaluated to calculate insulin resistance. Total antioxidant capacity (TAC), creatinine, and blood urea nitrogen (BUN) levels were measured...
September 2016: Interventional Medicine & Applied Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202852/association-of-serum-uric-acid-levels-with-leg-ischemia-in-patients-with-peripheral-arterial-disease-after-treatment
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Yoko Sotoda, Shigeki Hirooka, Hiroyuki Orita, Ichiro Wakabayashi
AIM: We investigated the relationships of serum uric acid levels with the progression of atherosclerosis in patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) after treatment. METHODS: Subjects were male patients diagnosed with PAD. Atherosclerosis at the common carotid artery was evaluated based on its intima-media thickness (IMT). Leg arterial flow was evaluated by measuring ankle-brachial index (ABI) and exercise-induced decrease in ABI. RESULTS: Among various risk factors including age, blood pressure, adiposity, estimated glomerular filtration rate, and blood lipid, blood glucose, uric acid, fibrinogen and C-reactive protein levels, only uric acid levels showed significant correlations with ABI [Pearson's correlation coefficient, -0...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28189115/n-3-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-alleviate-high-glucose-mediated-dysfunction-of-endothelial-progenitor-cells-and-prevent-ischemic-injuries-both-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Shao-Chih Chiu, Che-Yi Chao, En-Pei Isabel Chiang, Jia-Ning Syu, Raymond L Rodriguez, Feng-Yao Tang
Hyperglycemia is associated with a reduced number of endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) that impairs vascular function. Circulating EPCs play important roles in postnatal neovasculogenesis and the prevention of ischemic injury. Frequent consumption of fish oil (FO) that is abundant with eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)/docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is reportedly associated with an alleviation of diabetic complications and a lowered incidence of cardiovascular disease. The aim of this study was to examine whether N-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids such as EPA and DHA would reverse the high glucose-mediated dysfunction of EPCs in vitro and thereby prevent the ischemic injury that occurs under the hyperglycemic conditions in Type 2 diabetes (T2D) db(-/-) mice...
January 28, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188434/bloodless-reperfusion-with-the-oxygen-carrier-hboc-201-in-acute-myocardial-infarction-a-novel-platform-for-cardioprotective-probes-delivery
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Jose M García-Ruiz, Carlos Galán-Arriola, Rodrigo Fernández-Jiménez, Jaume Aguero, Javier Sánchez-González, Ana García-Alvarez, Mario Nuno-Ayala, Gregory P Dubé, Zafiris Zafirelis, Gonzalo J López-Martín, Juan A Bernal, Enrique Lara-Pezzi, Valentín Fuster, Borja Ibáñez
Reperfusion, despite being required for myocardial salvage, is associated with additional injury. We hypothesize that infarct size (IS) will be reduced by a period of bloodless reperfusion with hemoglobin-based oxygen carriers (HBOC) before blood-flow restoration. In the pig model, we first characterized the impact of intracoronary perfusion with a fixed volume (600 ml) of a pre-oxygenated acellular HBOC, HBOC-201, on the healthy myocardium. HBOC-201 was administered through the lumen of the angioplasty balloon (i...
March 2017: Basic Research in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185531/endothelial-dysfunction-in-normoglycaemic-first-degree-relatives-of-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-complicated-with-hyperuricaemia
#10
Junxia Zhang, Lin Xiang, Bilin Zhang, Yangyang Cheng
OBJECTIVE: To reveal the effect of hyperuricaemia on endothelial function in normoglycaemic first-degree relatives of type 2 diabetes mellitus. METHODS: In all, 40 first-degree relatives of type 2 diabetes mellitus with hyperuricaemia, 40 first-degree relatives of type 2 diabetes mellitus with normouricaemia and 35 healthy subjects without diabetic family history were recruited in this study. Anthropometric parameters as well as blood pressure, blood lipids, fasting blood glucose, fasting insulin, C-reactive protein, tumour necrosis factor-α and interleukin-6 were measured...
March 2017: Diabetes & Vascular Disease Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174289/vascular-effects-of-obestatin-in-lean-and-obese-subjects
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Francesca Schinzari, Augusto Veneziani, Nadia Mores, Angela Barini, Nicola Di Daniele, Carmine Cardillo, Manfredi Tesauro
Obese patients have impaired vasodilator reactivity and increased endothelin (ET)-1-mediated vasoconstriction, two abnormalities contributing to vascular dysfunction. Obestatin, a product of the ghrelin gene, in addition to favorable effects on glucose and lipid metabolism, has shown nitric oxide (NO)-dependent vasodilator properties in experimental models. Given these premises, we compared the effects of exogenous obestatin on forearm flow in lean and obese subjects and assessed its influence on ET-1-dependent vasoconstrictor tone in obesity...
February 7, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161954/two-photon-dye-cocktail-for-dual-color-3d-imaging-of-pancreatic-beta-and-alpha-cells-in-live-islets
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Bikram Keshari Agrawalla, Hyo Won Lee, Wut-Hmone Phue, Anandhkumar Raju, Jong-Jin Kim, Hwan Myung Kim, Nam-Young Kang, Young-Tae Chang
Insulin-secreting beta cells together with glucagon-producing alpha cells play an essential role in maintaining the optimal blood glucose level in the body, so the development of selective probes for imaging of these cell types in live islets is highly desired. Herein we report the development of a 2-glucosamine-based two-photon fluorescent probe, TP-β, that is suitable for imaging of beta cells in live pancreatic islets from mice. Flow cytometry studies confirmed that TP-β is suitable for isolation of primary beta cells...
February 22, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149168/effects-of-canarium-odontophyllum-leaves-on-plasma-glucose-and-t-lymphocyte-population-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-rats
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Shafikha Mohd Saari, Dayang Fredalina Basri, Siti Balkis Budin, Nor Malia Abd Warif
Type 1 diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease characterized by lack of insulin production. Immune mechanisms are implicated in the pathogenesis of Type 1 diabetes. Canarium odontophyllum (CO) fruits and leaves have been shown to possess high antioxidant activity. This study was conducted to evaluate the effects of CO leaves aqueous extract on the blood glucose and T lymphocyte population in the spleen of streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic rats. Nineteen male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into three groups: normal, diabetic control and CO treated diabetic groups...
February 2017: Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146444/cytokine-levels-in-panic-disorder-evidence-for-a-dose-response-relationship
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Cristiano Tschiedel Belem da Silva, Marianna de Abreu Costa, Andressa Bortoluzzi, Bianca Pfaffenseller, Flávia Vedana, Flávio Kapczinski, Gisele Gus Manfro
OBJECTIVE: Several studies have investigated possible biological correlates of mental disorders. Although some studies have consistently reported elevated levels of serum inflammatory markers in depression, very few have evaluated cytokine levels in patients with lifetime panic disorder (PD). METHODS: Seventy-eight adults (75% women) from an anxiety disorders outpatient unit were categorized according to their PD status: current or in remission. Serum levels of interleukin (IL)-6, tumor necrosis factor α, and IL-10 were evaluated using flow cytometry with enhanced sensitivity flex sets...
February 2017: Psychosomatic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133727/diet-induced-obesity-enhances-trpv1-mediated-neurovascular-reactions-in-the-dura-mater
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Balázs Marics, Barna Peitl, Kitti Pázmándi, Attila Bácsi, József Németh, Orsolya Oszlács, Gábor Jancsó, Mária Dux
OBJECTIVE: Exploring the pathophysiological changes in transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) receptor of the trigeminovascular system in high-fat, high-sucrose (HFHS) diet-induced obesity of experimental animals. BACKGROUND: Clinical and experimental observations suggest a link between obesity and migraine. Accumulating evidence indicates that metabolic and immunological alterations associated with obesity may potentially modulate trigeminovascular functions...
January 30, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120243/flow-metabolism-uncoupling-in-the-cervical-spinal-cord-of-als-patients
#16
Toru Yamashita, Tetsuhiro Hatakeyama, Kota Sato, Yusuke Fukui, Nozomi Hishikawa, Yasuyuki Ohta, Yoshihiro Nishiyama, Nobuyuki Kawai, Takashi Tamiya, Koji Abe
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal motor neuron disease. In ALS, both glucose consumption and neuronal intensity reportedly decrease in the cerebral motor cortex when measured by positron emission tomography (PET). In this study, we evaluated cervical spinal glucose metabolism, blood flow, and neuronal intensity of 10 ALS patients with upper extremity (U/E) atrophy both with (18)F-2-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose ((18)F-FDG) PET and (11)C-flumazenil ((11)C-FMZ) PET. On the ipsilateral side of C5 and T1 levels, (18)F-FDG uptake increased significantly (*p < 0...
January 24, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110484/upregulation-of-20-hete-synthetic-cytochrome-p450-isoforms-by-oxygen-glucose-deprivation-in-cortical-neurons
#17
Hui Zhang, John R Falck, Richard J Roman, David R Harder, Raymond C Koehler, Zeng-Jin Yang
20-Hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid (20-HETE), a potent vasoconstrictor, is a cytochrome P450 (CYP) 4A/4F-derived metabolite of arachidonic acid. Inhibition of 20-HETE synthesis protects brain from ischemic injury. However, that protection is not associated with changes in cerebral blood flow. The present study examined whether CYP4A isoforms are expressed in neurons, whether they produce 20-HETE in neurons, and whether neuronally derived 20-HETE exerts direct neurotoxicity after oxygen-glucose deprivation (OGD)...
January 21, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109920/myocardial-blood-flow-and-inflammatory%C3%A2-cardiac-sarcoidosis
#18
Matthew J Kruse, Lara Kovell, Edward K Kasper, Martin G Pomper, David R Moller, Lilja Solnes, Edward S Chen, Thomas H Schindler
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to evaluate the effects of inflammatory sarcoid disease on coronary circulatory function and the response to immune-suppressive treatment. BACKGROUND: Although positron emission tomography assessment of myocardial inflammation is increasingly applied to identify active cardiac sarcoidosis, its effect on coronary flow and immune-suppressive treatment remains to be characterized. METHODS: Thirty-two individuals, who were referred for positron emission tomography/computed tomography, were evaluated for known or suspected cardiac sarcoidosis applying (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose to determine inflammation and (13)N-ammonia to assess for perfusion deficits following a high-fat/low-carbohydrate diet and fasting state >12 h to suppress myocardial glucose uptake...
February 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107204/non-invasive-blood-glucose-detection-system-based-on-conservation-of-energy-method
#19
Yang Zhang, Jian-Ming Zhu, Yong-Bo Liang, Hong-Bo Chen, Shi-Min Yin, Zhen-Cheng Chen
The most common method used for minimizing the occurrence of diabetes complications is frequent glucose testing to adjust the insulin dose. However, using blood glucose (BG) meters presents a risk of infection. It is of great importance to develop non-invasive BG detection techniques. To realize high-accuracy, low-cost and continuous glucose monitoring, we have developed a non-invasive BG detection system using a mixed signal processor 430 (MSP430) microcontroller. This method is based on the combination of the conservation-of-energy method with a sensor integration module, which collects physiological parameters, such as the blood oxygen saturation (SPO2), blood flow velocity and heart rate...
January 20, 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103890/the-association-between-diabetes-and-dermal-microvascular-dysfunction-non-invasively-assessed-by-laser-doppler-with-local-thermal-hyperemia-a-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis
#20
REVIEW
Dagmar Fuchs, Pepijn P Dupon, Laura A Schaap, Richard Draijer
BACKGROUND/INTRODUCTION: Diabetes and cardiovascular disease develop in concert with metabolic abnormalities mirroring and causing changes in the vasculature, particularly the microcirculation. The microcirculation can be affected in different parts of the body of which the skin is the most easily accessible tissue. PURPOSE: The association between diabetes and dermal microvascular dysfunction has been investigated in observational studies. However, the strength of the association is unknown...
January 19, 2017: Cardiovascular Diabetology
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