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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660306/ablation-of-toll-like-receptor-4-attenuates-aging-induced-myocardial-remodeling-and-contractile-dysfunction-through-ncori-hdac1-mediated-regulation-of-autophagy
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Shuyi Wang, Wei Ge, Carrie Harns, Xianzhong Meng, Yingmei Zhang, Jun Ren
Aging is usually accompanied with overt structural and functional changes as well as suppressed autophagy in the heart although the precise regulatory mechanisms are somewhat unknown. Here we evaluated the role of the innate proinflammatory mediator toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) in cardiac aging and the underlying mechanism with a focus on autophagy. Cardiac geometry and function were monitored in young or old wild-type (WT) and TLR4 knockout (TLR4-/- ) mice using echocardiography, IonOptix® edge-detection and fura-2 techniques...
April 13, 2018: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660243/autophagy-a-key-pathway-for-cardiac-health-and-longevity
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REVIEW
Benjamin P Woodall, Åsa B Gustafsson
As average life expectancy continues to rise in the developed world, age associated pathologies are increasing in prevalence. The hallmarks of cardiac aging include cardiomyocyte loss, fibrosis and hypertrophy, all of which contribute to an increased incidence of cardiac disease. At the molecular level, cellular aging is characterized by increased ROS production, mitochondrial dysfunction and the accumulation of damaged proteins and organelles. Cardiomyocytes and other senescent cell types rely upon autophagy, a lysosome-mediated degradation pathway, to remove potentially toxic protein aggregates and damaged organelles from the cellular milieu...
April 16, 2018: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652546/ataxia-telangiectasia-mutated-kinase-deficiency-impairs-autophagic-response-early-during-myocardial-infarction
#3
Patsy R Thrasher, Stephanie L C Scofield, Suman Dalal, Claire C Crawford, Mahipal Singh, Krishna Singh
Ataxia-telangiectasia mutated kinase (ATM) is activated in response to DNA damage. We have previously shown that ATM plays a critical role in myocyte apoptosis and cardiac remodeling following myocardial infarction (MI). Here, we tested the hypothesis that ATM deficiency results in autophagic impairment in the heart early during MI. MI was induced in wild-type (WT) and ATM heterozygous knockout (hKO) mice by ligation of the left anterior descending artery (LAD). Structural and biochemical parameters of the heart were measured 4 hours following LAD ligation...
April 13, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651246/lactone-component-from-ligusticum-chuanxiong-alleviates-myocardial-ischemia-injury-through-inhibiting-autophagy
#4
Gang Wang, Guoliang Dai, Jie Song, Maomao Zhu, Ying Liu, Xuefeng Hou, Zhongcheng Ke, Yuanli Zhou, Huihui Qiu, Fujing Wang, Nan Jiang, Xiaobin Jia, Liang Feng
The dysregulation of autophagy is associated with a series of cardiovascular diseases, such as myocardial ischemia injury. Lactone component from Ligusticum chuanxiong (LLC) is the major constituent of the traditional Chinese herb L. chuanxiong Hort., which has been reported to hold potential cardioprotective effects. In this study, to determine whether LLC protects the heart through regulation of autophagy, we explored the effects of LLC on cardioprotection and autophagy in myocardial ischemia injured rats and H9c2 cardiomyocytes...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627295/deficiency-of-aldose-reductase-exacerbates-early-pressure-overload-induced-cardiac-dysfunction-and-autophagy-in-mice
#5
Shahid P Baba, Deqing Zhang, Mahavir Singh, Sujith Dassanayaka, Zhengzhi Xie, Ganapathy Jagatheesan, Jingjing Zhao, Virginia K Schmidtke, Kenneth R Brittian, Michael L Merchant, Daniel J Conklin, Steven P Jones, Aruni Bhatnagar
Pathological cardiac hypertrophy is associated with the accumulation of lipid peroxidation-derived aldehydes such as 4-hydroxy-trans-2-nonenal (HNE) and acrolein in the heart. These aldehydes are metabolized via several pathways, of which aldose reductase (AR) represents a broad-specificity route for their elimination. We tested the hypothesis that by preventing aldehyde removal, AR deficiency accentuates the pathological effects of transverse aortic constriction (TAC). We found that the levels of AR in the heart were increased in mice subjected to TAC for 2 weeks...
April 5, 2018: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29608885/microrna-223-protects-neonatal-rat-cardiomyocytes-and-h9c2-cells-from-hypoxia-induced-apoptosis-and-excessive-autophagy-via-the-akt-mtor-pathway-by-targeting-parp-1
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Xiaoxiao Liu, Yunfei Deng, Yifeng Xu, Wei Jin, Hongli Li
Myocardial infarction (MI), characterized by interruption of blood and oxygen to myocardium, is a common yet fatal cardiovascular event that causes progressive damage to myocardial tissue and eventually leads to heart failure. Previous studies have shown increased expression of microRNA-223 (miR-223) in infarcted myocardial tissues of humans and in rat models of MI. However, the role of miR-223 in cell survival during MI has not been elucidated. Thus, we aimed to investigate whether miR-223 participates in the regulation of cardiac ischemia-induced injury and to elucidate the underlying mechanisms of this process...
March 30, 2018: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29600538/sb-216763-a-gsk-3%C3%AE-inhibitor-protects-against-aldosterone-induced-cardiac-and-renal-injury-by-activating-autophagy
#7
Yi-De Zhang, Xiao-Jun Ding, Hou-Yong Dai, Wei-Sheng Peng, Nai-Feng Guo, Yuan Zhang, Qiao-Ling Zhou, Xiao-Lan Chen
Cardiovascular and renal inflammation induced by Aldosterone (Aldo) plays a pivotal role in the pathogenesis of hypertension and renal fibrosis. GSK-3β contributes to inflammatory cardiovascular and renal diseases, but its role in Aldo-induced hypertension, and renal damage is not clear. In the present study, rats were treated with Aldo combined with SB-216763 (a GSK-3β inhibitor) for 4 weeks. Hemodynamic, cardiac, and renal parameters were assayed at the indicated time. Here we found that rats treated with Aldo presented cardiac and renal hypertrophy and dysfunction...
March 30, 2018: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29578128/hydrogen-sulfide-regulating-myocardial-structure-and-function-by-targeting-cardiomyocyte-autophagy
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REVIEW
Qing-You Zhang, Hong-Fang Jin, Selena Chen, Qing-Hua Chen, Chao-Shu Tang, Jun-Bao Du, Ya-Qian Huang
Objective: Hydrogen sulfide (H2 S), a gaseous signal molecule, plays a crucial role in many pathophysiologic processes in the cardiovascular system. Autophagy has been shown to participate in the occurrence of many cardiac diseases. Increasing evidences indicated that H2 S regulates myocardial structure and function in association with the altered autophagy and plays a "switcher" role in the autophagy of myocardial diseases. The aim of this review was to summarize these insights and provide the experimental evidence that H2 S targets cardiomyocyte autophagy to regulate cardiovascular function...
April 5, 2018: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29577047/how-hippo-signaling-pathway-modulates-cardiovascular-development-and-diseases
#9
REVIEW
Wenyi Zhou, Mingyi Zhao
Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death around the globe. Cardiac deterioration is associated with irreversible cardiomyocyte loss. Understanding how the cardiovascular system develops and the pathological processes of cardiac disease will contribute to finding novel and preventive therapeutic methods. The canonical Hippo tumor suppressor pathway in mammalian cells is primarily composed of the MST1/2-SAV1-LATS1/2-MOB1-YAP/TAZ cascade. Continuing research on this pathway has identified other factors like RASSF1A, Nf2, MAP4Ks, and NDR1/2, further enriching our knowledge of the Hippo-YAP pathway...
2018: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29576856/macroautophagy-and-chaperone-mediated-autophagy-in-heart-failure-the-known-and-the-unknown
#10
REVIEW
Rajeshwary Ghosh, J Scott Pattison
Cardiac diseases including hypertrophic and ischemic cardiomyopathies are increasingly being reported to accumulate misfolded proteins and damaged organelles. These findings have led to an increasing interest in protein degradation pathways, like autophagy, which are essential not only for normal protein turnover but also in the removal of misfolded and damaged proteins. Emerging evidence suggests a previously unprecedented role for autophagic processes in cardiac physiology and pathology. This review focuses on the major types of autophagic processes, the genes and protein complexes involved, and their regulation...
2018: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29575479/increasing-autophagy-and-blocking-nrf2-suppress-laminopathy-induced-age-dependent-cardiac-dysfunction-and-shortened-lifespan
#11
Shruti Bhide, Adriana S Trujillo, Maureen T O'Connor, Grant H Young, Diane E Cryderman, Sahaana Chandran, Mastaneh Nikravesh, Lori L Wallrath, Girish C Melkani
Mutations in the human LMNA gene cause a collection of diseases known as laminopathies. These include myocardial diseases that exhibit age-dependent penetrance of dysrhythmias and heart failure. The LMNA gene encodes A-type lamins, intermediate filaments that support nuclear structure and organize the genome. Mechanisms by which mutant lamins cause age-dependent heart defects are not well understood. To address this issue, we modeled human disease-causing mutations in the Drosophila melanogaster Lamin C gene and expressed mutant Lamin C exclusively in the heart...
March 25, 2018: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29574918/ginsenoside-rb1-inhibits-autophagy-through-regulation-of-rho-rock-and-pi3k-mtor-pathways-in-a-pressure-overload-heart-failure-rat-model
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Tianrui Yang, Yunbo Miao, Tong Zhang, Ninghui Mu, Libo Ruan, Jinlan Duan, Ying Zhu, Rongping Zhang
OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to explore the relationship between ginsenoside Rb1 (Grb1) and high-load heart failure (HF) in rats. METHODS: The parameters of cardiac systolic function (left ventricular posterior wall thickness (LVPWT), left ventricular internal diastolic diameter (LVID), fraction shortening (FS) and mitral valves (MVs)) of rat hearts in each group were inspected by echocardiogram. The expressions of rat myocardial contractile proteins, autophagy-related proteins and the activation of Rho/ROCK and PI3K/mTOR pathways were detected by Western blot...
March 25, 2018: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29560126/disruption-of-rock1-gene-restores-autophagic-flux-and-mitigates-doxorubicin-induced-cardiotoxicity
#13
Jianjian Shi, Michelle Surma, Lei Wei
Doxorubicin is among the essential medicines with a wide antitumor spectrum, but its clinical application is limited by its cardiotoxicity. We recently discovered that ROCK1 is a key molecule in mediating cardiac remodeling in response to various stresses. To determine the roles of ROCK1 in doxorubicin cardiotoxicity, we gave three doses of doxorubicin injections to wild type (WT) and ROCK1-/- mice with one week intervals between treatments, the cumulative dose being 24 mg/kg. ROCK1-/- mice exhibited preserved cardiac function, reduced apoptosis, autophagy and fibrosis compared to the WT mice...
February 27, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29555210/role-of-autophagy-and-regulatory-mechanisms-in-alcoholic-cardiomyopathy
#14
REVIEW
Shuyi Wang, Jun Ren
Alcoholism is accompanied with a high incidence of cardiac morbidity and mortality due to the development of alcoholic cardiomyopathy, manifested as dilation of one or both ventricles, reduced ventricular wall thickness, myofibrillary disarray, interstitial fibrosis, hypertrophy and contractile dysfunction. Several theories have been postulated for the etiology of alcoholic cardiomyopathy including ethanol/acetaldehyde toxicity, mitochondrial production of reactive oxygen species, oxidative injury, apoptosis, impaired myofilament Ca2+ sensitivity and protein synthesis, altered fatty acid extraction and deposition, as well as accelerated protein catabolism...
March 16, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29555102/exploring-the-multifaceted-roles-of-heat-shock-protein-b8-hspb8-in-diseases
#15
REVIEW
Fazhao Li, Han Xiao, Zhiping Hu, Fangfang Zhou, Binbin Yang
HSPB8 is a member of ubiquitous small heat shock protein (sHSP) family, whose expression is induced in response to a wide variety of unfavorable physiological and environmental conditions. Investigation of HSPB8 structure indicated that HSPB8 belongs to the group of so-called intrinsically disordered proteins and possesses a highly flexible structure. Unlike most other sHSPs, HSPB8 tends to form small-molecular-mass oligomers and exhibits substrate-dependent chaperone activity. In cooperation with BAG3, the chaperone activity of HSPB8 was reported to be involved in the delivery of misfolded proteins to the autophagy machinery...
March 13, 2018: European Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29552122/nipaam-mma-nanoparticle-encapsulated-visnagin-ameliorates-myocardial-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-through-the-promotion-of-autophagy-and-the-inhibition-of-apoptosis
#16
Hairong Fu, Xiaoshan Li, Jiahua Tan
The main method for the treatment of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is percutaneous coronary intervention; however percutaneous coronary intervention will induce ischemia/reperfusion (IR) injury, resulting in the loss of cardiac function and cardiomyocyte death. An effective drug to target this condition is necessary. N-isopropylacrylamide and methacrylic acid were used to synthesize drug delivery nanoparticles (NP) containing the natural compound visnagin for IR injury treatment. It was demonstrated that NP containing fluorescein isothiocyanate localized to the site of myocardial IR, and that NP-visnagin treatment induced cardioprotection, reducing the size of the MI and ameliorating cardiac dysfunction through the induction of autophagy and the inhibition of apoptosis...
April 2018: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29547569/melatonin-balance-the-autophagy-and-apoptosis-by-regulating-ucp2-in-the-lps-induced-cardiomyopathy
#17
Pan Pan, Hongmin Zhang, Longxiang Su, Xiaoting Wang, Dawei Liu
To explore the mechanism of mitochondrial uncoupling protein 2 (UCP2) mediating the protective of melatonin when septic cardiomyopathy. UCP2 knocked out mice and cardiomyocytes were used to study the effect of melatonin in response to LPS. Indicators of myocardial and mitochondria injury including mitochondrial membrane potential, mitochondrial permeability transition pore, calcium loading, ROS, and ATP detection were assessed. In addition cell viability and apoptosis as well as autophagy-associated proteins were evaluated...
March 16, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29545747/cardiac-glycoside-glucoevatromonoside-induces-cancer-type-specific-cell-death
#18
Naira F Z Schneider, Claudia Cerella, Jin-Young Lee, Aloran Mazumder, Kyung Rok Kim, Annelise de Carvalho, Jennifer Munkert, Rodrigo M Pádua, Wolfgang Kreis, Kyu-Won Kim, Christo Christov, Mario Dicato, Hyun-Jung Kim, Byung Woo Han, Fernão C Braga, Cláudia M O Simões, Marc Diederich
Cardiac glycosides (CGs) are natural compounds used traditionally to treat congestive heart diseases. Recent investigations repositioned CGs as potential anticancer agents. To discover novel cytotoxic CG scaffolds, we selected the cardenolide glucoevatromonoside (GEV) out of 46 CGs for its low nanomolar anti-lung cancer activity. GEV presented reduced toxicity toward non-cancerous cell types (lung MRC-5 and PBMC) and high-affinity binding to the Na+ /K+ -ATPase α subunit, assessed by computational docking...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29535452/aldh2-protects-against-high-fat-diet-induced-obesity-cardiomyopathy-and-defective-autophagy-role-of-cam-kinase-ii-histone-h3k9-methyltransferase-suv39h-sirt1-and-pgc-1%C3%AE-deacetylation
#19
Shuyi Wang, Cong Wang, Subat Turdi, Kacy L Richmond, Yingmei Zhang, Jun Ren
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Uncorrected obesity contributes to cardiac remodeling and contractile dysfunction although the underlying mechanism remains poorly understood. Mitochondrial aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH2) is a mitochondrial enzyme with some promises in a number of cardiovascular diseases. This study was designed to evaluate the impact of ALDH2 on cardiac remodeling and contractile property in high fat diet-induced obesity. METHODS: Wild-type (WT) and ALDH2 transgenic mice were fed low (10% calorie from fat) or high (45% calorie from fat) fat diet for 5 months prior to the assessment of cardiac geometry and function using echocardiography, IonOptix system, Lectin, and Masson Trichrome staining...
March 13, 2018: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29533930/choline-inhibits-ischemia-reperfusion-induced-cardiomyocyte-autophagy-in-rat-myocardium-by-activating-akt-mtor-signaling
#20
Pengzhou Hang, Jing Zhao, Zhenli Su, Hanqi Sun, Tingting Chen, Lihui Zhao, Zhimin Du
Backgroud/Aims: Growing evidence suggests that both cardiomyocyte apoptosis and excessive autophagy exacerbates cardiac dysfunction during myocardial ischemia-reperfusion (IR). As a precursor of acetylcholine, choline has been found to protect the heart by repressing ischemic cardiomyocyte apoptosis. However, the relationship between choline and cardiomyocyte autophagy is unclear. The present study aimed to investigate whether autophagy was involved in the cardioprotection of choline during IR. METHODS: Rats were subjected to 30 min reversible ischemia by ligation of left anterior descending coronary artery followed by reperfusion for 2 h...
March 7, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
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