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Peripheral blood gene expression and atherosclerosis

Wei He, Yong Ren, Xiao Wang, Qiao Chen, Shifang Ding
BACKGROUND: Enzymatically modified low density lipoprotein (eLDL), C reactive protein (CRP), dendritic cells (DCs), and T cells were shown to be involved in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. This study aimed to investigate whether eLDL and CRP could cooperatively promote DC-mediated T cell activation and proliferation. METHOD: Low density lipoprotein was isolated from healthy human plasma and treated with proteases and cholesterol esterase. CD14(+) monocytes were isolated from human peripheral blood by gradient centrifugation and enriched with CD14 Microbeads, which were then induced with recombinant human IL-4 and granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor before treated with eLDL and/or CRP...
April 7, 2017: Cardiovascular Pathology: the Official Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology
Yaowapa Maneerat, Kriengchai Prasongsukarn, Surachet Benjathummarak, Wilanee Dechkhajorn
BACKGROUND: Coronary heart disease (CHD) is an important complication of atherosclerosis. Biomarkers, which associate with CHD development, are potential to predict CHD risk. To determine whether genes showing altered expression in hyperlipidaemia (H) and coronary heart disease (CHD) patients compared with controls could be CHD risk biomarkers. METHODS: Control, H, and CHD groups represented atherosclerosis to CHD development. Gene profiling was investigated in peripheral blood mononuclear cells using DNA microarrays...
April 19, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
Yue Wang, Zhihua Han, Yuqi Fan, Junfeng Zhang, Kan Chen, Lin Gao, Huasu Zeng, Jiatian Cao, Changqian Wang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: MicroRNA-9 (miR-9) is involved in inflammatory reaction in atherosclerosis; however, its function and regulatory mechanisms remain unclear. We aimed to uncover the exact roles of miR-9 and downstream signaling pathways using in vitro human atherosclerosis models. METHODS: We used oxidized low-density lipoprotein (oxLDL)-stimulated human THP-1 derived macrophages, oxLDL-stimulated human primary peripheral blood monocytes and lipopolysaccharides (LPS) or Alum-stimulated human THP-1 derived macrophages as in vitro atherosclerosis inflammation models...
March 27, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
I Moreno-Indias, F J Tinahones, M Clemente-Postigo, D Castellano-Castillo, J C Fernández-García, M Macias-Gonzalez, M I Queipo-Ortuño, F Cardona
BACKGROUND: Both fasting and postprandial hypertriglyceridaemia are considered independent risk factors for atherosclerosis. Treatment of hypertriglyceridaemia is based on fibrates, which activate the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alpha (PPARα). However, the metabolic pathways that activate or inhibit fibrates, and how the postprandial triglyceride levels are modified, have not yet been fully described. Accordingly, the aim of this study was to determine the feasibility of peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) to study the effects of fenofibrate in patients with the metabolic syndrome...
March 2, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
Bàrbara Reynés, Evert M van Schothorst, Estefanía García-Ruiz, Jaap Keijer, Andreu Palou, Paula Oliver
Perivascular adipose tissue (PVAT) surrounds blood vessels and releases paracrine factors, such as cytokines, which regulate local inflammation. The inflammatory state of PVAT has an important role in vascular disease; a pro-inflammatory state has been related with atherosclerosis development, whereas an anti-inflammatory one is protective. Cold exposure beneficially affects immune responses and, could thus impact the pathogenesis of cardiovascular diseases. In this study, we investigated the effects of one-week of cold exposure at 4°C of ferrets on aortic PVAT (aPVAT) versus subcutaneous adipose tissue...
March 2, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
Josep Ribalta, Arash Alipour, Fátima Sánchez-Cabo, Joan-Carles Vallvé, Tjin Njo, Rebeca Álvarez, Hans Janssen, Anho Liem, Ana Dopazo, Manuel Castro-Cabezas
AIMS: To test the hypothesis that the pattern of gene expression in circulating leukocytes may differ between vascular compartments, depending on the presence or absence of atherosclerosis, we evaluated the regional vascular differences in patterns of inflammatory cell activation. METHODS: Patients (n=8) with angiographically-established coronary artery disease (CAD+) and 8 without (CAD-) had blood samples taken from a peripheral vein as well as from left and right coronary arteries...
February 7, 2017: Clínica e Investigación en Arteriosclerosis
Mohammadreza Yazdani, Shahdad Khosropanah, Ahmad Hosseini, Mehrnoosh Doroudchi
BACKGROUND: Atherosclerosis is a chronic inflammatory disease affecting large and medium arteries. CD4+ T cells are known to play a role in the progression of the disease. CD4+CD25+Foxp3+ natural Treg (nTreg) cells seem to have a protective role in the disease and their reduction in acute coronary syndrome is recently shown. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the frequency of nTreg subsets in the peripheral blood of patients with atherosclerosis. METHODS: Confirmation of atherosclerosis was done by angiography and 15 ml heparinized blood was obtained from each of the 13 non-diabetic patients and 13 non-diabetic, non-smoker individuals with normal/insignificant coronary artery disease confirmed by angiography...
December 2016: Iranian Journal of Immunology: IJI
Faris Q Alenzi
Background and objective: On the basis that the inflammatory effects of TNF (tumour necrosis factor) are predominantly mediated through interaction with the TNF receptor-1 (TNFRSF1A), the current study was designed to establish the prevalence of the mutations, R92Q and P46L TNFRSF1A polymorphisms both in the general healthy Saudi population, and in Saudi patients carrying inflammatory diseases such as atherosclerosis or rheumatoid arthritis. We felt it important to report the frequency of the mutations, R92Q and P46L TNFRSF1A polymorphisms in healthy Saudi individuals, and those with inflammatory conditions, as well as to describe the pattern of immunological factors in individuals expressing R92Q or P46L TNFRSF1A...
November 2016: Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences
Hsiao-Huei Chen, Alexandre F R Stewart
The notion that gene expression signatures in blood can serve as biomarkers of disease states is not new. In the case of atherosclerosis, and coronary artery disease in particular, whether changes in gene expression in peripheral blood mononuclear cells reflects disease processes occurring in the vessel wall remains controversial. When comparing 15 studies that identified 706 differentially expressed genes, only 23 genes were replicated in 2 to 3 studies, at most. This low level of replication may reflect sample sizes too small to overcome heterogeneity in the response to disease...
December 2016: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
Sara Moradipoor, Patimah Ismail, Ali Etemad, Wan Aliaa Wan Sulaiman, Salma Ahmadloo
Endothelial dysfunction appears to be an early sign indicating vascular damage and predicts the progression of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disorders. Extensive clinical and experimental evidence suggests that endothelial dysfunction occurs in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) and prediabetes patients. This study was carried out with an aim to appraise the expression levels in the peripheral blood of 84 genes related to endothelial cells biology in patients with diagnosed T2DM or prediabetes, trying to identify new genes whose expression might be changed under these pathological conditions...
2016: BioMed Research International
Salma A Khattab, Dina M Abo-Elmatty, Maivel H Ghattas, Noha M Mesbah, Eman T Mehanna
BACKGROUND: Intestinal fatty acid-binding protein 2 (FABP2) is expressed in enterocytes and binds saturated and unsaturated long-chain fatty acids. The FABP2 Ala54Thr polymorphism has been reported to effect lipid metabolism. The aim of the present study was to assess the relationship between this polymorphism and peripheral atherosclerosis combined with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in an Egyptian population. METHODS: The study was performed on 100 T2DM patients with peripheral atherosclerosis and 100 control subjects...
October 25, 2016: Journal of Diabetes
Zhong-Bao Ruan, Xing-Li Fu, Wei Li, Jun Ye, Ru-Zhu Wang, Li Zhu
BACKGROUND: Notch and NF-κB signaling pathways both play important roles in the regulation of atherosclerosis (AS). However, the mechanisms of notch and NF-κB signaling pathways on AS are still unclear. In this study, we aimed to investigate the effects of notch1,2,3 genes silicing by siRNA on notch and NF-κB signaling pathways of macrophages in patients with atherosclerosis (AS), so as to seek the treatment of AS from genetic perspective. METHODS: Peripheral blood mononuclears of 31 patients with AS were isolated by density gradient centrifugation and transformed by PMA to macrophages...
December 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
Rafael Escate, Teresa Padro, Maria Borrell-Pages, Rosa Suades, Rosa Aledo, Pedro Mata, Lina Badimon
Familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) is a major risk for premature coronary heart disease due to severe long-life exposure to high LDL levels. Accumulation of LDL in the vascular wall triggers atherosclerosis with activation of the innate immunity system. Here, we have investigated (i) gene expression of LDLR and LRPs in peripheral blood cells (PBLs) and in differentiated macrophages of young FH-patients; and (ii) whether macrophage from FH patients have a differential response when exposed to high levels of atherogenic LDL...
March 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Luran Liu, Yan Liu, Chang Liu, Zhuobo Zhang, Yaojun Du, Hao Zhao
The present study aimed to identify potential biomarkers for atherosclerosis via analysis of gene expression profiles. The microarray dataset no. GSE20129 was downloaded from the Gene Expression Omnibus database. A total of 118 samples from the peripheral blood of female patients was used, including 47 atherosclerotic and 71 non‑atherosclerotic patients. The differentially expressed genes (DEGs) in the atherosclerosis samples were identified using the Limma package. Gene ontology term and Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes pathway analyses for DEGs were performed using the Database for Annotation, Visualization and Integrated Discovery tool...
October 2016: Molecular Medicine Reports
Dan Li, Yajin Liu, Xu Zhang, Huizhen Lv, Wei Pang, Xiaoli Sun, Li-Ming Gan, Bruce D Hammock, Ding Ai, Yi Zhu
RATIONALE: Circulating monocytes play pivotal roles in chronic inflammatory diseases. Epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EETs), metabolites of arachidonic acid, are known to have anti-inflammatory effects and are hydrolyzed by soluble epoxide hydrolase (sEH). OBJECTIVE: We aimed to investigate the effect of sEH inhibition in atherogenesis. METHODS AND RESULTS: Mice with low-density lipoprotein receptor deficiency (Ldlr(-/-)) with or without sEH inhibitor, and Ldlr/sEH double-knockout (DK) mice were fed a Western-type diet (WTD) for 6weeks to induce arteriosclerosis...
September 2016: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
Robert C Grenn, Srilakshmi Yalavarthi, Alex A Gandhi, Nayef M Kazzaz, Carlos Núñez-Álvarez, Diego Hernández-Ramírez, Antonio R Cabral, W Joseph McCune, Paula L Bockenstedt, Jason S Knight
OBJECTIVES: Patients with antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) are at risk for subclinical endothelial injury, as well as accelerated atherosclerosis. In the related disease systemic lupus erythematosus, there is a well-established defect in circulating endothelial progenitors, which leads to an accrual of endothelial damage over time. This defect has been at least partially attributed to exaggerated expression of type I interferons (IFNs). We sought to determine whether these pathways are important in APS...
February 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
Yaowapa Maneerat, Kriengchai Prasongsukarn, Surachet Benjathummarak, Wilanee Dechkhajorn, Urai Chaisri
BACKGROUND: Atherosclerosis is a multifactorial disorder of the heart vessels that develops over decades, coupling inflammatory mechanisms and elevated total cholesterol levels under the influence of genetic and environmental factors. Without effective intervention, atherosclerosis consequently causes coronary heart disease (CHD), which leads to increased risk of sudden death. Polymorphonuclear neutrophils play a pivotal role in inflammation and atherogenesis. Human neutrophil peptides (HNPs) or alpha (α)-defensins are cysteine-rich cation polypeptides that are produced and released from activated polymorphonuclear neutrophil granules during septic inflammation and acute coronary vascular disorders...
July 18, 2016: Lipids in Health and Disease
X Feng, W Chen, L Xiao, F Gu, J Huang, B P Tsao, L Sun
OBJECTIVE: Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) is a key regulator of both atherosclerosis and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), yet factors leading to its overproduction remain unclear. To explore regulation of MIF in SLE, we studied effects and potential mechanisms of type I interferon (IFN) and artesunate (ART), an antimalarial agent extracted from Chinese herbs, on levels of MIF. METHODS: Serum and peripheral blood cells from SLE patients and healthy controls were measured for MIF levels by ELISA and type I IFN-inducible gene expressions by real-time PCR, respectively, and assessed for associations by Spearman correlation...
January 2017: Lupus
Sheng-Chao Ma, Hui-Ping Zhang, Fan-Qi Kong, Hui Zhang, Cheng Yang, Yang-Yang He, Yan-Hua Wang, An-Ning Yang, Ju Tian, Xiao-Ling Yang, Ming-Hao Zhang, Hua Xu, Yi-Deng Jiang, Zheng Yu
The aim of the present study was to identify an effective method for detecting early‑phase atherosclerosis (AS), as well as to provide useful DNA methylation profiles to serve as biomarkers for the detection of AS. A total of 300 individuals (150 AS patients and 150 healthy subjects) were recruited for peripheral blood DNA methylation analyses at 12 gene promoter loci using nested methylation‑specific polymerase chain reaction in a test set. Based on the test set, the promoter methylation of TIMP metallopeptidase inhibitor 1 (TIMP1), ATP binding cassette subfamily A member 1 (ABCA1), and acetyl-CoA acetyltransferase 1 (ACAT1) were determined to be candidate biomarkers; demonstrating the highest sensitivity (88%) and specificity (90%)...
June 2016: Molecular Medicine Reports
Samaneh Enayati, Soroush Seifirad, Parvin Amiri, Milad Abolhalaj, Mahsa Mohammad-Amoli
BACKGROUND: Several inflammatory mediators have been proposed to contribute to the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the quantitative expression of pro-inflammatory cytokines in un-stimulated peripheral blood mononuclear cell of patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS: Interleukin-1 beta (IL-1β), tumor necrosis factor-alpha, and interferon-gamma (IFN-γ) gene expression were evaluated in angiography confirmed patients with and without CAD in a case-control study using quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction...
September 2015: ARYA Atherosclerosis
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