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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724607/renal-hemodynamic-effects-of-glucagon-like-peptide-1-agonist-are-mediated-by-nitric-oxide-but-not-prostaglandin
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Scott Culver Thomson, Ali Kashkouli, Zhi Zhao Liu, Prabhleen Singh
The incretin hormone, glucagon like peptide-1 (GLP-1), is known for responding to dietary fat and carbohydrate. It elicits effects on pancreas, gut, and brain to stabilize blood glucose levels. We have previously reported that the GLP-1 agonist, exenatide, vasodilates the kidney and suppresses proximal reabsorption. The present study was undertaken to determine whether the renal effects of exenatide are mediated by nitric oxide (NO) and/or prostaglandins. Inulin clearance (GFR) and urine flow rate (UV) were measured in anesthetized rats before and during exenatide infusion (1 nmol/h iv)...
July 19, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712380/influence-of-para-aminohippuric-acid-analysis-on-net-portal-drained-viscera-flux-of-nutrients-in-pigs
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I Fernández-Fígares, M Lachica, M L Rojas-Cano, A González-Casado
In nutrition studies, para-aminohippuric acid (PAH) is a marker frequently used to measure blood flow in pigs, which is essential for estimating portal-drained viscera (PDV) flux of nutrients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the PAH analytical method by means of qualimetric statistical procedures to estimate the matrix effect and the accuracy and limits of quantitation of the method. Net PDV flux of nutrients was determined in five multi-catheterized pigs using water, plasma or commercial serum as standard matrix...
July 17, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711736/two-dose-investigation-of-the-5-ht-agonist-psilocybin-on-relative-and-global-cerebral-blood-flow
#3
Candace R Lewis, Katrin H Preller, Rainer Kraehenmann, Lars Michels, Philipp Stämpfli, Franz X Vollenweider
Psilocybin, the active compound in psychedelic mushrooms, is an agonist of various serotonin receptors. Seminal psilocybin positron emission tomography (PET) research suggested regional increases in glucose metabolism in frontal cortex (hyperfrontality). However, a recent arterial spin labeling (ASL) study suggests psilocybin may lead to hypo-perfusion in various brain regions. In this placebo-controlled, double-blind study we used pseudo-continuous ASL (pCASL) to measure perfusion changes, with and without adjustment for global brain perfusion, after two doses of oral psilocybin (low dose: 0...
July 12, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696823/effects-of-resistance-training-on-liver-structure-and-function-of-aged-rats
#4
Ricardo Aparecido Baptista Nucci, Ana Caroline de Souza Teodoro, Walter Krause Neto, Wellington de Assis Silva, Romeu Rodrigues de Souza, Carlos Alberto Anaruma, Eliane Florencio Gama
The aging process may cause negative physiological changes. However, exercises as resistance training (RT) have been considered an important intervention to attenuate these changes. Additionally, liver plays an important role in blood glucose homeostasis in exercise. AIM: This study aimed to analyze the effects of RT on the liver components of aged animals. METHODS: Male Wistar rats were divided into two groups: 24 months' group (CONTROL); and group submitted to a progressive RT protocol for 16 weeks (EXERCISE)...
July 11, 2017: Aging Male: the Official Journal of the International Society for the Study of the Aging Male
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693985/cardiovascular-risk-markers-among-obese-women-using-the-levonorgestrel-releasing-intrauterine-system-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Lucimara Facio Nobre Zueff, Anderson Sanches de Melo, Carolina S Vieira, Wellington P Martins, Rui A Ferriani
According to international guidelines, women with obesity without other comorbidities can safely use any hormonal contraceptive (HC). However, limited information is available about contraceptive safety for women with obesity since obesity is an exclusion criterion of most contraceptive clinical trials. As such little is known about the possible risks of HC exposure for women with obesity without comorbidities. One way to assess possible long-term risks in this population, even prior to the development of any clinical disease, is to measure alterations in subclinical atherosclerosis markers...
July 7, 2017: Obesity Research & Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687542/skeletal-muscle-microvascular-linked-improvements-in-glycemic-control-from-resistance-training-in-individuals-with-type-2-diabetes
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Ryan D Russell, Donghua Hu, Timothy Greenaway, Sarah J Blackwood, Renee M Dwyer, James E Sharman, Graeme Jones, Kathryn A Squibb, Aascha A Brown, Petr Otahal, Meg Boman, Hayder Al-Aubaidy, Dino Premilovac, Christian K Roberts, Samuel Hitchins, Stephen M Richards, Stephen Rattigan, Michelle A Keske
OBJECTIVE: Insulin increases glucose disposal in part by enhancing microvascular blood flow (MBF) and substrate delivery to myocytes. Insulin's microvascular action is impaired with insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. Resistance training (RT) improves glycemic control and insulin sensitivity, but whether this improvement is linked to augmented skeletal muscle microvascular responses in type 2 diabetes is unknown. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Seventeen (11 male and 6 female; 52 ± 2 years old) sedentary patients with type 2 diabetes underwent 6 weeks of whole-body RT...
July 7, 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684639/comparative-effects-of-glucose-and-water-drinks-on-blood-pressure-and-cardiac-function-in-older-subjects-with-and-without-postprandial-hypotension
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Laurence G Trahair, Sharmalar Rajendran, Renuka Visvanathan, Matthew Chapman, Daniel Stadler, Michael Horowitz, Karen L Jones
Postprandial hypotension (PPH) occurs frequently and is thought to reflect an inadequate increase in cardiac output to compensate for the rise in splanchnic blood flow after a meal. Gastric distension by water attenuates the postprandial fall in blood pressure (BP). Cardiac hemodynamics (stroke volume (SV), cardiac output (CO), and global longitudinal strain (GLS)) have hitherto not been measured in PPH We sought to determine the comparative effects of water and glucose drinks on cardiac hemodynamics in healthy older subjects and individuals with PPH Eight healthy older subjects (age 71...
July 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681646/sleeve-gastrectomy-efficacy-on-metabolic-and-cardiovascular-dysfunction-with-a-focus-on-the-role-of-comorbidities
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Maria Anastasia Ricci, Stefano Ministrini, Stefano De Vuono, Matteo Camilli, Alessandra Gentili, Giulia Daviddi, Marcello Boni, Graziana Lupattelli
We evaluated the effects of sleeve gastrectomy (SG) on metabolic/cardiovascular parameters according to weight loss, visceral fat area (VFA), and homeostasis model assessment (HOMA)-insulin resistance index; we also assessed the influence of SG on comorbidities (diabetes/hypertension). At baseline and 10 to 12 months after SG, we assessed anthropometric and biochemical parameters, bioimpedentiometry, ultrasonographic VFA, liver steatosis, flow-mediated dilation, and echocardiography in 110 patients with obesity...
January 1, 2017: Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679650/effects-of-microrna-211-on-proliferation-and-apoptosis-of-lens-epithelial-cells-by-targeting-sirt1-gene-in-diabetic-cataract-mice
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Kun Zeng, Qi-Gao Feng, Bao-Tao Lin, Da-Hui Ma, Chun-Min Liu
Our study aimed at exploring the effects of microRNA-211 (miR-211) on the proliferation and apoptosis of lens epithelial cells in diabetic cataract mice by targeting NAD + -dependent histone deacetylase sirtulin 1 (SIRT1). Healthy male mice were assigned to normal and diabetic cataract groups. Blood glucose, lens turbidity and apoptosis were measured. Lens epithelial cells were classified into the normal, blank, negative control (NC), miR-211 mimics, miR-211 inhibitors, siRNA-SIRT1, and miR-211 inhibitors + siRNA-SIRT1 groups...
July 5, 2017: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675223/carbon-nanowalls-a-new-versatile-graphene-based-interface-for-the-laser-desorption-ionization-mass-spectrometry-detection-of-small-compounds-in-real-samples
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I S Hosu, M Sobaszek, M Ficek, R Bogdanowicz, H Drobecq, L Boussekey, A Barras, O Melnyk, R Boukherroub, Y Coffinier
Carbon nanowalls, vertically aligned graphene nanosheets, attract attention owing to their tunable band gap, high conductivity, high mechanical robustness, high optical absorbance and other remarkable properties. In this paper, we report for the first time the use of hydrophobic boron-doped carbon nanowalls (CNWs) for laser desorption/ionization of small compounds and their subsequent detection by mass spectrometry (LDI-MS). The proposed method offers sensitive detection of various small molecules in the absence of an organic matrix...
July 13, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669777/impaired-autoregulation-of-blood-flow-at-the-optic-nerve-head-during-vitrectomy-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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Ryuya Hashimoto, Tetsuya Sugiyama, Hidetaka Masahara, Masashi Sakamoto, Makoto Ubuka, Takatoshi Maeno
PURPOSE: To determine whether type 2 diabetes (T2DM) influences autoregulation of optic nerve head (ONH) blood flow during vitrectomy. DESIGN: Cohort study METHODS: Thirteen eyes of 13 subjects with T2DM and 30 eyes of 30 controls without T2DM undergoing vitrectomy for epiretinal membrane or macular hole were included. Following 25-gauge vitrectomy, we measured the mean blur rate (MBR), an index of ONH blood flow, in the vascular area (vascular MBR) and in the tissue area (tissue MBR) using laser speckle flowgraphy...
June 29, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667118/the-gluco-and-liporegulatory-and-the-vasodilatory-effects-of-glucose-dependent-insulinotropic-polypeptide-gip-are-abolished-by-an-antagonist-of-the-human-gip-receptor
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Meena Asmar, Ali Asmar, Lene Simonsen, Lærke Smidt Gasbjerg, Alexander Hovard Sparre-Ulrich, Mette Rosenkilde, Bolette Hartmann, Flemming Dela, Jens Juul Holst, Jens Bülow
A truncated form of human GIP, GIP(3-30)NH2, was recently identified as an antagonist of the human GIP receptor. This study examined the ability of GIP(3-30)NH2 to antagonize the physiological actions of GIP in glucose metabolism, subcutaneous abdominal adipose tissue blood flow (ATBF) and lipid metabolism in humans.Eight lean subjects were studied by measuring arterio-venous concentrations of metabolites and ATBF on three different occasions during hyperglycemic-hyperinsulinemic clamps with concomitant infusions of either GIP, GIP(3-30)NH2 or both GIP and GIP(3-30)NH2During GIP(3-30)NH2 alone and in combination with GIP, insulin levels and the total glucose amount infused to maintain the clamp were lower than during GIP alone...
June 30, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661427/deletion-of-txnip-mitigates-high-fat-diet-impaired-angiogenesis-and-prevents-inflammation-in-a-mouse-model-of-critical-limb-ischemia
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Sally L Elshaer, Islam N Mohamed, Maha Coucha, Sara Altantawi, Wael Eldahshan, Megan L Bartasi, Ahmed Y Shanab, Renee Lorys, Azza B El-Remessy
BACKGROUND: Previous work demonstrated that high-fat diet (HFD) triggered thioredoxin-interacting protein (TXNIP) and that silencing TXNIP prevents diabetes-impaired vascular recovery. Here, we examine the impact of genetic deletion of TXNIP on HFD-impaired vascular recovery using hind limb ischemia model. METHODS: Wild type mice (WT, C57Bl/6) and TXNIP knockout mice (TKO) were fed either normal chow diet (WT-ND and TKO-ND) or 60% high-fat diet (WT-HFD and TKO-HFD)...
June 29, 2017: Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657848/plasma-glucose-level-is-predictive-of-serum-ammonia-level-after-retrograde-occlusion-of-portosystemic-shunts
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Tsuyoshi Ishikawa, Yuki Aibe, Takashi Matsuda, Takuya Iwamoto, Taro Takami, Isao Sakaida
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate predictors of reduction in ammonia levels by occlusion of portosystemic shunts (PSS) in patients with cirrhosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-eight patients with cirrhosis (21 women, 27 men; mean age, 67.8 years) with PSS underwent balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration (BRTO) at one institution between February 2008 and June 2014. The causes of cirrhosis were hepatitis B in one case, hepatitis C in 20 cases, alcohol in 15 cases, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis in eight cases, and other conditions in four cases...
June 28, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643821/non-invasive-approaches-in-the-diagnosis-of-acute-rejection-in-kidney-transplant-recipients-part-i-in-vivo-imaging-methods
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Oriane Hanssen, Pauline Erpicum, Pierre Lovinfosse, Paul Meunier, Laurent Weekers, Luaba Tshibanda, Jean-Marie Krzesinski, Roland Hustinx, François Jouret
Kidney transplantation (KTx) represents the best available treatment for patients with end-stage renal disease. Still, full benefits of KTx are undermined by acute rejection (AR). The diagnosis of AR ultimately relies on transplant needle biopsy. However, such an invasive procedure is associated with a significant risk of complications and is limited by sampling error and interobserver variability. In the present review, we summarize the current literature about non-invasive approaches for the diagnosis of AR in kidney transplant recipients (KTRs), including in vivo imaging, gene expression profiling and omics analyses of blood and urine samples...
February 2017: Clinical Kidney Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642238/ager-deletion-enhances-ischemic-muscle-inflammation-neoangiogenesis-and-blood-flow-recovery-in-diabetic-mice
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Raquel Lopez Diez, Xiaoping Shen, Gurdip Daffu, Md Khursheed, Jiyuan Hu, Fei Song, Rosa Rosario, Yunlu Xu, Qing Li, Xiangmei Xi, Yu Shan Zou, Huilin Li, Ann Marie Schmidt, Shi Fang Yan
OBJECTIVE: Diabetic subjects are at higher risk of ischemic peripheral vascular disease. We tested the hypothesis that advanced glycation end products (AGEs) and their receptor (RAGE) block neoangiogenesis and blood flow recovery after hindlimb ischemia induced by femoral artery ligation through modulation of immune/inflammatory mechanisms. APPROACH AND RESULTS: Wild-type mice rendered diabetic with streptozotocin and subjected to unilateral femoral artery ligation displayed increased accumulation and expression of AGEs and RAGE in ischemic muscle...
June 22, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640445/ubiquitin-ligases-and-posttranslational-regulation-of-energy-in-the-heart-the-hand-that-feeds
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David I Brown, Traci L Parry, Monte S Willis
Heart failure (HF) is a costly and deadly syndrome characterized by the reduced capacity of the heart to adequately provide systemic blood flow. Mounting evidence implicates pathological changes in cardiac energy metabolism as a contributing factor in the development of HF. While the main source of fuel in the healthy heart is the oxidation of fatty acids, in the failing heart the less energy efficient glucose and glycogen metabolism are upregulated. The ubiquitin proteasome system plays a key role in regulating metabolism via protein-degradation/regulation of autophagy and regulating metabolism-related transcription and cell signaling processes...
June 18, 2017: Comprehensive Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639572/relation-of-biochemical-parameters-with-flow-mediated-dilatation-in-patients-with-metabolic-syndrome
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Nurver Turfaner Sipahioglu, Barıs Ilerigelen, Zeynep B Gungor, Gulsel Ayaz, Hakan Ekmekci, Cigdem Bayram Gurel, Gunay Can, Huseyin Sonmez, Turgut Ulutin, Fikret Sipahioglu
BACKGROUND: Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is one of the high cardiovascular (CV) situations. Endothelial dysfunction, which is a common finding in patients with MetS, is related with increased CV risk. In patients with MetS, the effect of the major CV risk factors, not included in the MetS definition, on endothelial dysfunction is not well known. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of major CV risk factors such as gender, smoking, family history, and biochemical parameters on endothelial dysfunction in patients with MetS...
July 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636537/metabolic-pathway-for-the-universal-fluorescent-recognition-of-tumor-cells
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Ana Fernandez-Carrascal, Manuel Garcia-Algar, Moritz Nazarenus, Alicia Torres-Nuñez, Luca Guerrini, Neus Feliu, Wolfgang J Parak, Eduardo Garcia-Rico, Ramon A Alvarez-Puebla
Quantification of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in blood samples from cancer patients is a non-invasive approach to monitoring the status of the disease. Most of the methods proposed in the recent years are phenomenological and rely on the use of antibodies labelled with fluorophores, magnetic particles, or immobilized on surfaces to capture the CTCs. Herein, we designed and optimized a method that employs a glucose analogue labelled with a fluorophore which takes advantage of the different metabolic pathways of cancer cells to discern them from normal ones...
June 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628674/hepatic-microvascular-dysfunction-and-increased-advanced-glycation-end-products-are-components-of-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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Evelyn Nunes Goulart da Silva Pereira, Raquel Rangel Silvares, Edgar Eduardo Ilaquita Flores, Karine Lino Rodrigues, Isalira Peroba Ramos, Igor José da Silva, Marcelo Pelajo Machado, Rosiane Aparecida Miranda, Carmen Cabanelas Pazos-Moura, Cassiano F Gonçalves-de-Albuquerque, Hugo Caire de Castro Faria-Neto, Eduardo Tibiriça, Anissa Daliry
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to investigate the pathophysiology of hepatic microcirculatory dysfunction in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). METHODS: In Wistar rats, NAFLD model was induced by 20 weeks of high-fat diet (HFD) feeding. Rolling and adhesion of leukocytes and tissue perfusion in hepatic microcirculation were examined using in vivo microscopic and laser speckle contrast imaging (LSCI), respectively. Oxidative stress and inflamatory parameters were analysed by TBARs, catalase enzyme activity, RT-PCR and ELISA...
2017: PloS One
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