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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036556/deficit-in-pink1-parkin-mediated-mitochondrial-autophagy-at-late-stages-of-dystrophic-cardiomyopathy
#1
Chifei Kang, Myriam A Badr, Viktoriia Kyrychenko, Eeva-Liisa Eskelinen, Natalia Shirokova
Aims: Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is an inherited devastating muscle disease with severe and often lethal cardiac complications. Emerging evidence suggests that the evolution of the pathology in DMD is accompanied by the accumulation of mitochondria with defective structure and function. Here we investigate whether defects in the housekeeping autophagic pathway contribute to mitochondrial and metabolic dysfunctions in dystrophic cardiomyopathy. Methods and results: We employed various biochemical and imaging techniques to assess mitochondrial structure and function as well as to evaluate autophagy, and specific mitochondrial autophagy (mitophagy), in hearts of mdx mice, an animal model of DMD...
October 5, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035876/hydrogen-gas-attenuates-myocardial-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-independent-of-postconditioning-in-rats-by-attenuating-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-induced-autophagy
#2
Yunan Gao, Hongxiao Yang, Jing Chi, Qiannan Xu, Luqi Zhao, Weijia Yang, Weifan Liu, Wei Yang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: To study the effect of inhaling hydrogen gas on myocardial ischemic/reperfusion(I/R) injury in rats. METHODS: Seventy male Wistar albino rats were divided into five groups at random as the sham group (Sham). The I/R group (I/R), The ischemic postconditioning group (IPo), The I/R plus hydrogen group (IH2) and the ischemic postconditioning plus hydrogen group (IPoH2). The Sham group was without coronary occlusion. In I/R group, Ischemic/reperfusion injury was induced by coronary occlusion for 1 hour...
October 16, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035754/regulation-of-autophagy-factors-by-oxidative-stress-and-cardiac-enzymes-imbalance-during-arsenic-or-and-copper-induced-cardiotoxicity-in-gallus-gallus
#3
Siwen Li, Hongjing Zhao, Yu Wang, Yizhi Shao, Bangyi Wang, Yulong Wang, Mingwei Xing
Basal autophagy has an indispensable role in the functioning and maintenance of cardiac geometry under physiological conditions. Recently, increasing evidence has demonstrated that arsenic (As)/copper (Cu) play important roles in the autophagy of the heart. The current study was to evaluate whether oxidative damage by As or/and Cu was correlated with autophagy through the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K)/protein kinase B (AKT)/mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathway in the heart of birds. Arsenic trioxide (30mg/kg) or/and cupric sulfate (300mg/kg) were administered in a basal diet to male Hy-line chickens (one-day-old) for 12 weeks...
October 13, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033400/protective-effects-of-luteolin-7-o-glucoside-against-starvation-induced-injury-through-upregulation-of-autophagy-in-h9c2-cells
#4
Hong Yao, Lichun Zhou, Linlin Tang, Yanhui Guan, Shang Chen, Yu Zhang, Xiuzhen Han
Cardiomyocyte nutrient deprivation is a common clinical event that mediates various cardiac ischemic processes and is associated with autophagy activation and cell survival or death. Luteolin-7-O-glucoside (LUTG) was one of the flavonoid glycosides isolated from Dracocephalum tanguticum. Previous research had showed that LUTG pretreatment had significant protective effects against doxorubicin-induced cardiotoxicity. However, whether LUTG could protect cardiomyocytes from starvation-induced injury was not clear...
October 16, 2017: Bioscience Trends
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023512/the-ultrastructural-characteristics-of-porcine-hepatocytes-donated-after-cardiac-death-and-preserved-with-warm-machine-perfusion-preservation
#5
Hiroki Bochimoto, Naoto Matsuno, Yo Ishihara, Tatsuya Shonaka, Daisuke Koga, Yoshiki Hira, Yuji Nishikawa, Hiroyuki Furukawa, Tsuyoshi Watanabe
The effects of warm machine perfusion preservation of liver grafts donated after cardiac death on the intracellular three-dimensional ultrastructure of the organelles in hepatocytes remain unclear. Here we analyzed comparatively the ultrastructure of the endomembrane systems in porcine hepatocytes under warm ischemia and successive hypothermic and midthermic machine perfusion preservation, a type of the warm machine perfusion. Porcine liver grafts which had a warm ischemia time of 60 minutes were perfused for 4 hours with modified University of Wisconsin gluconate solution...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021349/activation-of-autophagy-ameliorates-cardiomyopathy-in-mybpc3-targeted-knockin-mice
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Sonia R Singh, Antonia T L Zech, Birgit Geertz, Silke Reischmann-Düsener, Hanna Osinska, Maksymilian Prondzynski, Elisabeth Krämer, Qinghang Meng, Charles Redwood, Jolanda van der Velden, Jeffrey Robbins, Saskia Schlossarek, Lucie Carrier
BACKGROUND: Alterations in autophagy have been reported in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) caused by Danon disease, Vici syndrome, or LEOPARD syndrome, but not in HCM caused by mutations in genes encoding sarcomeric proteins, which account for most of HCM cases. MYBPC3, encoding cMyBP-C (cardiac myosin-binding protein C), is the most frequently mutated HCM gene. METHODS AND RESULTS: We evaluated autophagy in patients with HCM carrying MYBPC3 mutations and in a Mybpc3-targeted knockin HCM mouse model, as well as the effect of autophagy modulators on the development of cardiomyopathy in knockin mice...
October 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993153/tfeb-activation-protects-against-cardiac-proteotoxicity-via-increasing-autophagic-flux
#7
Bo Pan, Hanming Zhang, Taixing Cui, Xuejun Wang
Insufficient lysosomal removal of autophagic cargoes in cardiomyocytes has been suggested as a main cause for the impairment of the autophagic-lysosomal pathway (ALP) in many forms of heart disease including cardiac proteinopathy and may play an important pathogenic role; however, the molecular basis and the correcting strategy for the cardiac ALP insufficiency require further investigation. The present study was sought to determine whether myocardial expression and activity of TFEB, the recently identified ALP master regulator, are impaired in a cardiac proteinopathy mouse model and to determine the effect of genetic manipulation of TFEB expression on autophagy and proteotoxicity in a cardiomyocyte model of proteinopathy...
October 7, 2017: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987875/activation-of-igf-1-receptors-and-akt-signaling-by-systemic-hyperinsulinemia-contributes-to-cardiac-hypertrophy-but-does-not-regulate-cardiac-autophagy-in-obese-diabetic-mice
#8
Karla Maria Pires, Marcio Buffolo, Christin Schaaf, J David Symons, James Cox, E Dale Abel, Craig H Selzman, Sihem Boudina
Autophagy plays an important role in the maintenance of normal heart function. However, the role of autophagy in the inulin resistant and diabetic heart is not well understood. Furthermore, the upstream signaling and the downstream targets involved in cardiac autophagy regulation during obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) are not fully elucidated. The aim of this study was to measure autophagic flux and to dissect the upstream and downstream signaling involved in cardiac autophagy regulation in the hearts of obese T2DM mice...
October 5, 2017: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983604/sanggenon%C3%A2-c-protects-against-cardiomyocyte-hypoxia-injury-by-increasing-autophagy
#9
Yang Gu, Lu Gao, Yu Chen, Zhuo Xu, Kun Yu, Dongying Zhang, Gang Zhang, Xiwen Zhang
Sanggenon C is isolated from Morus alba, a plant that has been used for anti‑inflammatory purposes in Oriental medicine. Little is known about the effect of Sanggenon C on cardiomyocyte hypoxia injury. This study, using H9c2 rat cardiomyoblasts, was designed to determine the effects of Sanggenon C on cardiomyocyte hypoxia injury. Inflammatory cytokine levels were measured by reverse transcription‑polymerase chain reaction, reactive oxygen species were measured by 2',7'‑dichlorofluorescin diacetate fluorescent probe, autophagy was detected using the LC3II/I ratio and cell apoptosis was detected by TUNEL staining...
September 27, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977784/exogenous-h2s-protects-against-diabetic-cardiomyopathy-by-activating-autophagy-via-the-ampk-mtor-pathway
#10
Fan Yang, Linxue Zhang, Zhaopeng Gao, Xiaojiao Sun, Miao Yu, Shiyun Dong, Jichao Wu, Yajun Zhao, Changqing Xu, Weihua Zhang, Fanghao Lu
BACKGROUND/AIM: Autophagy plays an important role in cellular homeostasis through the disposal and recycling of cellular components. Hydrogen sulphide (H2S) is the third endogenous gas that has been shown to confer cardiac protective effects. Given the regulation of autophagy in cardioprotection, this study aimed to investigate the protective effects of H2S via autophagy during high glucose treatment. METHODS: This study investigated the content of H2S in the plasma as well as myocardial, ultrastructural changes in mitochondria and autophagosomes...
October 5, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966668/therapeutic-effects-of-rapamycin-on-alcoholic-cardiomyopathy
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Xilin Tu, Chao Wang, Xiaoxue Ru, Lili Jing, Lijun Zhou, Ling Jing
The present study aimed to investigate whether rapamycin has therapeutic potential as a treatment for alcoholic cardiomyopathy. Rats were divided into eight groups (n=7 in each group): The control group; the alcohol group; abstinence in the first week; abstinence in the third week; abstinence in the fourth week; abstinent+rapamycin (AB-RAP) until the first week (AB-RAP 1); AB-RAP until the third week (AB-RAP 3); and AB-RAP until the fourth week (AB-RAP 4). Subsequently, echocardiography, and hematoxylin-eosin and Masson's staining were performed, followed by electron microscopy and terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase-mediated dUTP nick-end labeling assay...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966332/the-impact-of-autophagy-on-cardiovascular-senescence-and-diseases
#12
Yuichi Sasaki, Yoshiyuki Ikeda, Masaaki Iwabayashi, Yuichi Akasaki, Mitsuru Ohishi
The risk of cardiovascular disease increases with age, causing chronic disability, morbidity, and mortality in the elderly. Cardiovascular aging and disease are characterized by heart failure, cardiac ischemia-reperfusion injury, cardiomyopathy, hypertension, arterial stiffness, and atherosclerosis. As a cell ages, damaged organelles and abnormal proteins accumulate. A system for removing these cytoplasmic substrates is essential for maintaining homeostasis. Autophagy assists tissue homeostasis by forming a pathway by which these substances are degraded...
September 30, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965951/polydatin-ameliorates-diabetic-cardiomyopathy-via-sirt3-activation
#13
Mingming Zhang, Shanjie Wang, Zheng Cheng, Zhenyu Xiong, Jianjun Lv, Zhi Yang, Tian Li, Shuai Jiang, Jing Gu, Dongdong Sun, Yanhong Fan
BACKGROUND: Diabetic cardiomyopathy is identified as cardiac ventricular dysfunction induced by an insulin shortage in diabetic patients. Our previous studies have shown that Polydatin (PD) alleviates cardiac dysfunction after myocardial infarction (MI) injury. Nevertheless, the mechanism by which PD regulates diabetic cardiomyopathy has not been reported. METHODS: In this study, we demonstrated the effects and described the mechanisms of PD in diabetic cardiomyopathy in both adult mouse hearts and neonatal mouse cardiomyocytes...
September 28, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965948/fk506-protects-heart-function-via-increasing-autophagy-after-myocardial-infarction-in-mice
#14
Yunle Wang, Jia Lu, Weili Cheng, Rongrong Gao, Lei Yang, Zhenyu Yang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of tacrolimus (FK506) on myocardial infarction, and to further explore its function mechanism. MATERIAL AND METHODS: C57BL/6J mice were randomly divided into three groups: the sham group, the control group and the FK506 group. Anterior descending branch ligation was conducted in the control and the FK506 groups, while sham operation was conducted in the sham group. Mice in the sham and the control groups were intragastrical administration with saline, while the FK506 group were with FK506...
September 28, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956198/immunity-inflammation-and-oxidative-stress-in-heart-failure-emerging-molecular-targets
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Karam F Ayoub, Naga Venkata K Pothineni, Joshua Rutland, Zufeng Ding, Jawahar L Mehta
PURPOSE: Heart failure (HF) remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Although various therapies developed over the last two decades have shown improved long term outcomes in patients with established HF, there has been little progress in preventing the adverse cardiac remodeling that initiates HF. To fill the gap in treatment, current research efforts are focused on understanding novel mechanisms and signaling pathways. Immune activation, inflammation, oxidative stress, alterations in mitochondrial bioenergetics, and autophagy have been postulated as important pathophysiological events in this process...
September 27, 2017: Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28946768/roles-of-autophagy-in-ischemic-heart-diseases-and-the-modulatory-effects-of-chinese-herbal-medicine
#16
Dawei Wang, Weiqing Yu, Yuntao Liu, Guofu Zhong, Zhen Zhao, Xia Yan, Qing Liu
Autophagy is an evolutionarily conserved degradation process which eliminates dysfunctional proteins and cytoplasmic components to maintain homeostasis for cell survival. Increasing evidence has demonstrated the modulatory role of autophagy in ischemic heart diseases (IHDs). Traditionally, this process has been recognized as having protective functions, such as inhibiting atherosclerosis progression and reducing cell death during the ischemic phase. However, recent studies have suggested its dual roles in myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (MIR) injury...
2017: American Journal of Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942152/relaxin-alleviates-tgf%C3%AE-1-induced-cardiac-fibrosis-via-inhibition-of-stat3-dependent-autophagy
#17
Yue Yuan, Yun Zhang, Xuejie Han, Yanyan Li, Xinbo Zhao, Li Sheng, Yue Li
Cardiac fibrosis is a pathological feature common to a variety of heart diseases such as myocardial infarction, arrhythmias, cardiomyopathies and heart failure. Emerging data has indicted that autophagy is involved in fibrotic synthesis. Relaxin as a pleiotropic hormone can attenuate cardiac fibrosis and hypertrophy, however the exact molecular mechanism remains largely unknown. In this work, we evaluated whether the antifibrotic effect of relaxin relies on regulating autophagy in primary cardiac fibroblasts (CFs)...
September 20, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941803/dj-1-activates-autophagy-in-the-repression-of-cardiac-hypertrophy
#18
Ruicong Xue, Jingzhou Jiang, Bin Dong, Weiping Tan, Yu Sun, Jingjing Zhao, Yili Chen, Yugang Dong, Chen Liu
Cardiac hypertrophy is the risk factor of heart failure when the heart is confronted with pressure overload or neurohumoral stimuli. Autophagy, a conserved degradative pathway, is one of the important mechanisms involved in the regulation of cardiac hypertrophy. DJ-1 is a traditional anti-oxidative protein and emerging evidence suggested that DJ-1 might modulate autophagy. However, the regulation of autophagy by DJ-1 in the process of cardiac hypertrophy remains unknown. In our study, we firstly discovered that the expression of DJ-1declined in the process of pressure overload cardiac hypertrophy, and its alteration was parallel with the impairment of autophagy...
September 21, 2017: Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941626/deletion-of-protein-tyrosine-phosphatase-1b-obliterates-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-induced-myocardial-dysfunction-through-regulation-of-autophagy
#19
Shuyi Wang, Xiyao Chen, Sreejayan Nair, Dongdong Sun, Xiaoming Wang, Jun Ren
Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress has been demonstrated to prompt various cardiovascular risks although the underlying mechanism remains elusive. Protein tyrosine phosphatase-1B (PTP1B) serves as an essential negative regulator for insulin signaling. This study examined the role of PTP1B in ER stress-induced myocardial anomalies and underlying mechanism involved with a focus on autophagy. WT and PTP1B knockout mice were subjected to the ER stress inducer tunicamycin (1mg/kg). Cardiac function was evaluated with echocardiography and an Ion-Optix MyoCam system...
September 20, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925470/effect-of-autophagy-on-myocardial-infarction-and-its-mechanism
#20
Z Aisa, G-C Liao, X-L Shen, J Chen, L Li, S-B Jiang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of autophagy on acute myocardial infarction (AMI), and its mechanism in rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 75 Sprague Dawley (SD) rats were randomly divided into three groups (n=25): sham operation (S) group, the AMI group and rapamycin (RAPA) treatment group. The model of AMI was established and the myocardial infarction size was calculated by triphenyltetrazolium chloride (TTC) staining. Morphological changes in myocardium were observed by hematoxylin and eosin (HE) staining...
August 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
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