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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774103/bevacizumab-exacerbates-sinusoidal-obstruction-syndrome-sos-in-the-animal-model-and-increases-mmp-9-production
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Azin Jafari, Hanno Matthaei, Sven Wehner, Tolga Tonguc, Jörg C Kalff, Steffen Manekeller
Background: Thanks to modern multimodal treatment the ouctome of patients with colorectal cancer has experienced significant improvements. As a downside, agent specific side effects have been observed such as sinusoidal obstruction syndrome (SOS) after oxaliplatin chemotherapy (OX). Bevazicumab targeting VEGF is nowadays comprehensively used in combination protocols with OX but its impact on hepatotoxicity is thus far elusive and focus of the present study. Results: After MCT administration 67% of animals developed SOS...
April 24, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761247/beneficial-effects-of-fenofibrate-in-pulmonary-hypertension-in-rats
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Palak Galhotra, Pankaj Prabhakar, Himanshu Meghwani, Soheb A Mohammed, Sanjay Kumar Banerjee, Sandeep Seth, Milind P Hote, K H Reeta, Ruma Ray, Subir Kumar Maulik
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a morbid complication of cardiopulmonary as well as several systemic diseases in humans. It is rapidly progressive and fatal if left untreated. In the present study, we investigated the effect of PPARα agonist fenofibrate (FF) on monocrotaline (MCT)-induced PH in rats. FF, because of its pleiotropic property, could be helpful in reducing inflammation, oxidative stress, and reactive oxygen species. On day 1, MCT (50 mg/kg, s.c.) was given to all the rats in MCT, sildenafil, and FF group except normal control rats...
May 14, 2018: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760703/the-increased-endogenous-sulfur-dioxide-acts-as-a-compensatory-mechanism-for-the-downregulated-endogenous-hydrogen-sulfide-pathway-in-the-endothelial-cell-inflammation
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Da Zhang, Xiuli Wang, Xiaoyu Tian, Lulu Zhang, Guosheng Yang, Yinghong Tao, Chen Liang, Kun Li, Xiaoqi Yu, Xinjing Tang, Chaoshu Tang, Jing Zhou, Wei Kong, Junbao Du, Yaqian Huang, Hongfang Jin
Endogenous hydrogen sulfide (H2 S) and sulfur dioxide (SO2 ) are regarded as important regulators to control endothelial cell function and protect endothelial cell against various injuries. In our present study, we aimed to investigate the effect of endogenous H2 S on the SO2 generation in the endothelial cells and explore its significance in the endothelial inflammation in vitro and in vivo . The human umbilical vein endothelial cell (HUVEC) line (EA.hy926), primary HUVECs, primary rat pulmonary artery endothelial cells (RPAECs), and purified aspartate aminotransferase (AAT) protein from pig heart were used for in vitro experiments...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752040/mesenchymal-stem-cell-derived-microvesicles-alleviate-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-by-regulating-renin-angiotensin-system
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Zhenjun Liu, Jinghu Liu, Mengyuan Xiao, Junxian Wang, Feng Yao, Weikai Zeng, Liqin Yu, Yuejie Guan, Wenyan Wei, Zijian Peng, Kunpeng Zhu, Jin Wang, Zhongyuan Yang, Jixin Zhong, Jianying Chen
In recent years, microvesicles (MVs) derived from mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been proved to be able to improve the outcome of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in many respects, but the underlying mechanisms of it still remain unclear. Because the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) has been found to be closely related to PAH, the present study was designed to investigate whether the effect of MSC-derived MVs on PAH was correlated with RAS. MVs were isolated and purified from bone marrow MSCs. PAH rat models were established by a single intraperitoneal injection of 1% monocrotaline (MCT, 50 mg/Kg)...
March 15, 2018: Journal of the American Society of Hypertension: JASH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751839/metabolic-reprogramming-of-the-urea-cycle-pathway-in-experimental-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-rats-induced-by-monocrotaline
#5
Hai-Kuo Zheng, Jun-Han Zhao, Yi Yan, Tian-Yu Lian, Jue Ye, Xiao-Jian Wang, Zhe Wang, Zhi-Cheng Jing, Yang-Yang He, Ping Yang
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a rare systemic disorder associated with considerable metabolic dysfunction. Although enormous metabolomic studies on PAH have been emerging, research remains lacking on metabolic reprogramming in experimental PAH models. We aim to evaluate the metabolic changes in PAH and provide new insight into endogenous metabolic disorders of PAH. METHOD: A single subcutaneous injection of monocrotaline (MCT) (60 mg kg- 1 ) was used for rats to establish PAH model...
May 11, 2018: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737212/baicalein-ameliorates-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-caused-by-monocrotaline-through-downregulation-of-et-1-and-et-a-r-in-pneumonectomized-rats
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Wen-Lin Hsu, Yu-Chieh Lin, Jing-Ren Jeng, Heng-Yuan Chang, Tz-Chong Chou
Baicalein (BE) extracted from Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi is able to alleviate various cardiovascular and inflammatory diseases. However, the effects of BE on pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) remain unknown. Therefore, the present study aimed to examine whether BE ameliorates pneumonectomy and monocrotaline-induced PAH in rats and further investigate the underlying molecular mechanisms. Administration of BE greatly attenuated the development of PAH as evidenced by an improvement of its characteristic features, including elevation of right ventricular systolic pressure, right ventricular hypertrophy, and pulmonary vascular remodeling...
May 8, 2018: American Journal of Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29712738/involvement-of-neuroinflammation-in-the-pathogenesis-of-monocrotaline-induced-pulmonary-hypertension
#7
Ravindra K Sharma, Aline C Oliveira, Seungbum Kim, Katya Rigatto, Jasenka Zubcevic, Anandharajan Rathinasabapathy, Ashok Kumar, Joseph J Lebowitz, Habibeh Khoshbouei, Gilberto Lobaton, Victor Aquino, Elaine M Richards, Michael J Katovich, Vinayak Shenoy, Mohan K Raizada
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a devastating disease and its successful treatment remains to be accomplished despite recent advances in pharmacotherapy. It has been proposed that PH be considered as a systemic disease, rather than primarily a disease of the pulmonary vasculature. Consequently, an investigation of the intricate interplay between multiple organs such as brain, vasculature, and lung in PH could lead to the identification of new targets for its therapy. However, little is known about this interplay...
April 30, 2018: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29710468/bucindolol-attenuates-the-vascular-remodeling-of-pulmonary-arteries-by-modulating-the-expression-of-the-endothelin-1-a-receptor-in-rats-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Bruna Gazzi de Lima-Seolin, Matheus Mittmann Hennemann, Rafael Oliveira Fernandes, Rafael Colombo, Jéssica Hellen Poletto Bonetto, Rayane Brinck Teixeira, Neelam Khaper, Alessandra Eifler Guerra Godoy, Isnard Elman Litvin, Alex Sander da Rosa Araujo, Paulo Cavalheiro Schenkel, Adriane Belló-Klein
The aim of this study was to investigate the role of the ß-adrenergic blocker bucindolol on endothelial dysfunction and pulmonary vascular remodeling in rats with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Male Wistar rats were divided into four groups: control, monocrotaline (MCT), control?+?bucindolol and monocrotaline?+?bucindolol (MCT?+?BCD). PAH was induced by an injection of monocrotaline (60?mg/kg i.p.). After two weeks, the animals were treated for seven days with bucindolol (2?mg/kg/day i.p.) or vehicle...
March 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29705351/stimulation-of-nitric-oxide-sensitive-soluble-guanylate-cyclase-in-monocrotaline-induced-pulmonary-hypertensive-rats
#9
Masashi Tawa, Takahide Furukawa, Hiroko Tongu, Mai Sugihara, Satoko Taguwa, Misaki Yamanaka, Yoko Yano, Hiroaki Matsumori, Rie Kitada, Tatsuya Sawano, Ryosuke Tanaka, Mamoru Ohkita, Yasuo Matsumura
AIMS: In this study, we examined whether a disruption in the balance between nitric oxide (NO)-sensitive and -insensitive soluble guanylate cyclase (sGC) is observed in pulmonary hypertension (PH) and whether treatment with NO-enhancing drugs can halt disease progression. MAIN METHODS: Rats were injected subcutaneously with saline or 60 mg/kg monocrotaline (MCT). At 14 days after injection, the vascular reactivity of isolated extralobar pulmonary arteries was assessed by organ chamber technique...
April 26, 2018: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29700287/mir-125a-5p-ameliorates-monocrotaline-induced-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-by-targeting-the-tgf-%C3%AE-1-and-il-6-stat3-signaling-pathways
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Zongye Cai, Jian Li, Qi Zhuang, Xueming Zhang, Ancai Yuan, Lan Shen, Kang Kang, Bo Qu, Yuanjia Tang, Jun Pu, Deming Gou, Jieyan Shen
Pulmonary vascular remodeling due to excessive proliferation and resistance to apoptosis of pulmonary artery smooth muscle cells (PASMCs) is the hallmark feature of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Recent evidence suggests that miR-125a-5p plays a role in a rat model of monocrotaline-induced PAH (MCT-PAH); however, the underlying mechanism is currently unknown. Here, we examined the expression profile of miR-125a-5p in MCT-PAH rats and investigated the putative therapeutic effect of miR-125a-5p using the miR-125a-5p agomir...
April 27, 2018: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29695410/cerivastatin-nano-liposome-as-a-potential-disease-modifying-approach-for-the-treatment-of-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Young Lee, S Balakrishna Pai, Ravi V Bellamkonda, David H Thompson, Jaipal Singh
In this study, we have investigated nano-liposome as an approach to tailor the pharmacology of cerivastatin as a disease modifying drug for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Cerivastatin encapsulated liposomes with an average diameter of 98±27 nm were generated by thin film and freeze-thaw process. The nano-liposomes demonstrated sustained drug release kinetics in vitro and inhibited proliferation of pulmonary artery smooth muscle cells with significantly less cellular cytotoxicity as compared to free cerivastatin...
April 25, 2018: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677206/synergistic-interaction-between-a-pde5-inhibitor-sildenafil-and-a-new-adenosine-a2a-receptor-agonist-lassbio-1359-improves-pulmonary-hypertension-in-rats
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Allan K Alencar, Fábio I Carvalho, Ananssa M Silva, Sabrina T Martinez, Jorge A Calasans-Maia, Carlos M Fraga, Eliezer J Barreiro, Gisele Zapata-Sudo, Roberto T Sudo
INTRODUCTION: Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is characterized by enhanced pulmonary vascular resistance, which causes right ventricle (RV) pressure overload and results in right sided heart failure and death. This work investigated the effectiveness of a combined therapy with PDE5 inhibitor (PDE5i) and a new adenosine A2A receptor (A2AR) agonist in mitigating monocrotaline (MCT) induced PH in rats. METHODS: An in vitro isobolographic analysis was performed to identify possible synergistic relaxation effect between sildenafil and LASSBio 1359 in rat pulmonary arteries (PAs)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676587/a-potential-role-for-exosomal-tctp-export-in-vascular-remodeling-in-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Elisabet Ferrer, Benjamin J Dunmore, Dhiya Hassan, Mark L Ormiston, Stephen Moore, John Deighton, Lu Long, Xu Dong Yang, Duncan J Stewart, Nicholas W Morrell
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is characterized by increased proliferation and resistance to apoptosis of pulmonary vascular cells. Increased expression of translationally controlled tumor protein (TCTP), a pro-survival and anti-apoptotic mediator, has recently been demonstrated in patients with hereditary PAH (HPAH) although its role in the pathobiology of PAH remains unclear. Silencing of TCTP in blood outgrowth endothelial cells (BOECs) isolated from control subjects led to significant changes in morphology, cytoskeletal organization, increased apoptosis and decreased directionality during migration...
April 20, 2018: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673152/beneficial-effect-of-ocimum-sanctum-linn-against-monocrotaline-induced-pulmonary-hypertension-in-rats
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Himanshu Meghwani, Pankaj Prabhakar, Soheb A Mohammed, Pamila Dua, Sandeep Seth, Milind P Hote, Sanjay K Banerjee, Sudheer Arava, Ruma Ray, Subir Kumar Maulik
BACKGROUND: The study was designed to explore any beneficial effect of Ocimum sanctum (Linn) (OS) in experimental pulmonary hypertension (PH) in rats. OS is commonly known as “holy basil” and “Tulsi” and is used in the Indian System of Medicine as antidiabetic, antioxidant, hepatoprotective, adaptogenic, and cardioprotective. METHODS: Monocrotaline (MCT) administration caused development of PH in rats after 28 days and rats were observed for 42 days...
April 17, 2018: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665366/3-7-bis-2-hydroxyethyl-icaritin-a-potent-inhibitor-of-phosphodiesterase-5-prevents-monocrotaline-induced-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-via-no-cgmp-activation-in-rats
#15
Tao-Hua Lan, Xiao-Ling Chen, Yun-Shan Wu, Hui-Liang Qiu, Jun-Zhe Li, Xin-Min Ruan, Dan-Ping Xu, Dong-Qun Lin
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a chronic progressive disease which leads to elevated pulmonary arterial pressure and right heart failure. 3,7-Bis(2-hydroxyethyl)icaritin (ICT), an icariin derivatives, was reported to have potent inhibitory activity on phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) which plays a crucial role in the pathogenesis of PAH. The present study was designed to investigate the effects of ICT on monocrotaline (MCT)-induced PAH rat model and reveal the underlying mechanism. MCT-induced PAH rat models were established with intragastric administration of ICT (10, 20, 40mg/kg/d), Icariin (ICA) (40mg/kg/d) and Sildenafil (25mg/kg/d)...
April 14, 2018: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664678/endothelial-and-smooth-muscle-cell-interaction-via-foxm1-signaling-mediates-vascular-remodeling-and-pulmonary-hypertension
#16
Zhiyu Dai, Maggie M Zhu, Yi Peng, Hua Jin, Narsa Machireddy, Zhijian Qian, Xianming Zhang, You-Yang Zhao
RATIONALE: Angioproliferative vasculopathy is a hallmark of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). However, little is known how endothelial cell (EC) and smooth muscle cell (SMC) crosstalk regulates the angioproliferative vascular remodeling. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to investigate the role of EC and SMC interaction and underlying signaling pathways in PH development. METHODS: SMC-specific Foxm1 or Cxcr4 knockout mice, EC-specific Foxm1 or Egln1 knockout mice, as well as EC-specific Egln1/Cxcl12 double knockout mice were used to assess the role of FoxM1 on SMC proliferation and PH...
April 17, 2018: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29653363/trapidil-improves-hemodynamic-echocardiographic-and-redox-state-parameters-of-right-ventricle-in-monocrotaline-induced-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-model
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Patrick Türck, Denise Santos Lacerda, Cristina Campos Carraro, Bruna Gazzi de Lima-Seolin, Rayane Brinck Teixeira, Jéssica Hellen Poletto Bonetto, Rafael Colombo, Paulo Cavalheiro Schenkel, Adriane Belló-Klein, Alex Sander da Rosa Araujo
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary arterial hypertension is a disease characterized by increased pulmonary vascular resistance and redox imbalance, leading to failure of right ventricle. Trapidil has been described to improve the redox balance and cardiac conditions. HYPOTHESIS: Trapidil can improve the redox balance and contribute to functional improvements of the RV in PAH. METHODS AND RESULTS: Male, 5week-old Wistar rats were divided into four groups: Control, Control + Trapidil, Monocrotaline and Monocrotaline + Trapidil...
April 10, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29607314/glucagon-like-peptide-1-mediates-the-protective-effect-of-the-dipeptidyl-peptidase-iv-inhibitor-on-renal-fibrosis-via-reducing-the-phenotypic-conversion-of-renal-microvascular-cells-in-monocrotaline-treated-rats
#18
Jian Xu, Jingjing Wang, Yusheng Cheng, Xiang Li, Mengyu He, Jiali Zhu, Honghao Han, Guihong Wei, Hui Kong, Weiping Xie, Hong Wang, Xiangrong Zuo
Chronic kidney diseases are characterized by renal fibrosis with excessive matrix deposition, leading to a progressive loss of functional renal parenchyma and, eventually, renal failure. Renal microcirculation lesions, including the phenotypic conversion of vascular cells, contribute to renal fibrosis. Here, renal microcirculation lesions were established with monocrotaline (MCT, 60 mg/kg). Sitagliptin (40 mg/kg/d), a classical dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitor, attenuated the renal microcirculation lesions by inhibiting glomerular tuft hypertrophy, glomerular mesangial expansion, and microvascular thrombosis...
2018: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29593564/dynamic-action-potential-restitution-contributes-to-mechanical-restitution-in-right-ventricular-myocytes-from-pulmonary-hypertensive-rats
#19
Matthew E L Hardy, Eleftheria Pervolaraki, Olivier Bernus, Ed White
We investigated the steepened dynamic action potential duration (APD) restitution of rats with pulmonary artery hypertension (PAH) and right ventricular (RV) failure and tested whether the observed APD restitution properties were responsible for negative mechanical restitution in these myocytes. PAH and RV failure were provoked in male Wistar rats by a single injection of monocrotaline (MCT) and compared with saline-injected animals (CON). Action potentials were recorded from isolated RV myocytes at stimulation frequencies between 1 and 9 Hz...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29593122/inhibition-of-at1-receptors-by-losartan-affects-myocardial-slow-force-response-in-healthy-but-not-in-monocrotaline-treated-young-rats
#20
Oleg Lookin, Alexandr Balakin, Yuri Protsenko
The slow force response (SFR) of a cardiac muscle to a sudden stretch is thought to be important in the regulatory adaptation of myocardial contraction. Autocrine-paracrine regulation pathways which involve angiotensin II are participating in this mechanism. On the other hand, renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAS) is altered in hypertrophic or failing myocardium. We compared the effects of sudden stretch to SFR as well as to twitch and Ca2+ transient characteristics in rat myocardium with monocrotaline-induced heart failure with those in normal rat myocardium without and with inhibition of angiotensin II type-1 (AT1) receptors...
March 2018: General Physiology and Biophysics
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