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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937652/new-insights-into-the-role-of-inflammation-in-the-pathogenesis-of-atherosclerosis
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REVIEW
Meng-Yu Wu, Chia-Jung Li, Ming-Feng Hou, Pei-Yi Chu
Atherosclerosis is a chronic inflammatory disease characterized by the accumulation of lipids, smooth muscle cell proliferation, cell apoptosis, necrosis, fibrosis, and local inflammation. Immune and inflammatory responses have significant effects on every phase of atherosclerosis, and increasing evidence shows that immunity plays a more important role in atherosclerosis by tightly regulating its progression. Therefore, understanding the relationship between immune responses and the atherosclerotic microenvironment is extremely important...
September 22, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937442/orally-active-epoxyeicosatrienoic-acid-analogs
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William B Campbell, John D Imig, James M Schmitz, John R Falck
Biologically active epoxyeicosatrienoic acid (EET) regioisomers are synthesized from arachidonic acid by cytochrome P450 epoxygenases of endothelial, myocardial, and renal tubular cells. EETs relax vascular smooth muscle and decrease inflammatory cell adhesion and cytokine release. Renal EETs promote sodium excretion and vasodilation to decrease hypertension. Cardiac EETs reduce infarct size after ischemia-reperfusion injury and decrease fibrosis and inflammation in heart failure. In diabetes, EETs improve insulin sensitivity, increase glucose tolerance, and reduce the renal injury...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937379/nasal-angiomyolipoma-report-of-two-cases-of-an-extremely-rare-entity
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Mohammed Abdul Aleem, Ather Fatima, P Kumudachalam, Ramya Priyadarshini
Nasal angiomyolipoma (AML) are extremely rare tumors and so far <15 cases have been reported in the literature, and this is the first instance that Nasal AML is reported from India. We report two cases of AML arising in the nasal cavity described in 60-year-old male and 50-year-old female patient. Grossly, they were well circumscribed, lobulated masses, and microscopically, they were composed of an intimate mixture of mature fat, smooth muscle cells, and thick-walled varying sized blood vessels. Immunoexpression pattern and histopathology were characteristic...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937245/dextran-sodium-sulphate-dss-induced-colitis-alters-the-expression-of-neurotrophins-in-smooth-muscle-cells-of-rat-colon
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M Al-Qudah, D A Shammala, A Al-Dwairi, O Al-Shboul, A G Mustafa
Neurotrophins are present in the gastrointestinal tract where they participate in the survival and growth of enteric neurons, augmentation of enteric circuits, elevation of colonic myoelectrical activity and also in different aspects of colitis. Previous studies largely focused on the role of neural and mucosal neurotrophins in gut inflammation. The expression of neurotrophins in colonic smooth muscle cells (SMCs) and the interactions of this potential source with colitis has not been studied in the gut. The expression of NGF, BDNF, NT-3 and TN-4 in SMCs from longitudinal and circular muscle layers of rat colon from normal and Dextran sodium sulphate (DSS)-induced colitis rats was measured by ELISA...
September 22, 2017: Physiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936800/evodiamine-ameliorates-liver-fibrosis-in-rats-via-tgf-%C3%AE-1-smad-signaling-pathway
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Dongmei Yang, Li Li, Shanjun Qian, Lixin Liu
Liver fibrosis is considered to be a result of chronic liver pathological changes, and hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) play an important role during this process. Evodiamine, an indole alkaloid derived from Evodia rutaecarpa, exhibits pharmacological activities. This study focused on the effects of evodiamine on carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)-induced liver fibrosis in rats and HSCs in vitro via the TGF-β1/Smad signaling pathway. A liver fibrosis rat model was established by the intraperitoneal injection of CCl4 (3 ml/kg, 30% in olive oil)...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936740/therapeutic-effects-of-mesenchymal-stem-cell-derived-exosomes-in-cardiovascular-disease
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Etsu Suzuki, Daishi Fujita, Masao Takahashi, Shigeyoshi Oba, Hiroaki Nishimatsu
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are multipotent stem cells that reside in various organs. They have the capacity to differentiate into various cell types, including cardiomyocytes, vascular endothelial cells, and vascular smooth muscle cells. Among the various MSCs, bone marrow-derived MSCs (BMMSCs) have been widely used for treating acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and ischemic heart failure (IHF) in preclinical and clinical studies. Although the beneficial effects of BMMSCs in treating AMI and IHF were originally attributed to their capacity to differentiate into cardiac cell types, recent evidence suggests that the differentiation capacity of BMMSCs appears to be minimal and that BMMSCs exert cardioprotective effects by secreting paracrine factors...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936738/vascular-calcification-regulation-by-exosomes-in-the-vascular-wall
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Marcel Liberman, Luciana Cavalheiro Marti
Vascular calcification is a tightly regulated process that increases during ageing and occurs mainly in patients with diabetes and chronic renal failure. Exosomes are small membrane vesicles that are synthesized in a particular population of endosomes, also called multivesicular bodies, by inside budding into the lumen of the compartment. After fusion of exosome with the plasma membrane, these internal vesicles are secreted. Exosomes have a defined set of membrane and cytosolic proteins. The physiological function of exosomes is still a matter of debate...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936731/functional-role-of-cardiovascular-exosomes-in-myocardial-injury-and-atherosclerosis
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Maarten Vanhaverbeke, Diane Gal, Paul Holvoet
Extracellular vesicles are now widely recognized as key players in the prevention, repair or progression of cardiovascular disease. Here we first focus on the functional roles of extracellular vesicles in the cross-talk between cardiomyocytes and endothelial cells, important for maintaining normal development and function of the heart. Second, we discuss the role of extracellular vesicles secreted by embryonic and non-embryonic stem cells in repairing cardiomyocyte function and in restoring angiogenic potential after myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936182/corrigendum-microtissues-enhance-smooth-muscle-differentiation-and-cell-viability-of-hadscs-for-three-dimensional-bioprinting
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Yipeng Jin, Yongde Xu, Yuanyi Wu, Jilei Sun, Jiaxiang Guo, Jiangping Gao, Yong Yang
[This corrects the article on p. 534 in vol. 8, PMID: 28790931.].
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935809/intake-of-chocolate-liquor-increases-vascular-lesions-in-apoe-knockout-mice
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Narges Yazdekhasti, Corinna Brandsch, Frank Hirche, Julia Kühn, Anke Schloesser, Tuba Esatbeygolu, Patricia Huebbe, Sigfried Wolffram, Gerald Rimbach, Gabriele I Stangl
Cocoa polyphenols are thought to reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Thus, cocoa-containing foods may have significant health benefits. Here, we studied the impact of chocolate liquor on vascular lesion development and plaque composition in a mouse model of atherosclerosis. Apolipoprotein E (apoE)-knockout mice were assigned to two groups and fed a Western diet that contained 250 g/kg of either chocolate liquor or a polyphenol-free isoenergetic control paste for 16 weeks. In addition to fat, protein and fibers, the chocolate liquor contained 2 g/kg of polyphenols...
September 21, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935757/resveratrol-inhibits-growth-of-experimental-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-associated-with-upregulation-of-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-2
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Corey S Moran, Erik Biros, Smriti M Krishna, Yutang Wang, Chris Tikellis, Joseph V Moxon, Mark E Cooper, Paul E Norman, Louise M Burrell, Merlin C Thomas, Jonathan Golledge
OBJECTIVE: Recent evidence suggests an important role for angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) in limiting abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). This study examined the effect of ACE2 deficiency on AAA development and the efficacy of resveratrol to upregulate ACE2 in experimental AAA. APPROACH AND RESULTS: Ace2 deletion in apolipoprotein-deficient mice (ApoE(-/)(-)Ace2(-/y) ) resulted in increased aortic diameter and spontaneous aneurysm of the suprarenal aorta associated with increased expression of inflammation and proteolytic enzyme markers...
September 21, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935639/isolation-and-characterization-of-endothelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-cells-in-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Toshio Suzuki, Erica J Carrier, Megha A Talati, Anandharajan Rathinasabapathy, Xinping Chen, Rintaro Nishimura, Yuji Tada, Koichiro Tatsumi, James D West
Endothelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EndMT) is a process in which endothelial cells lose polarity and cell-to-cell contacts, and undergo a dramatic remodeling of the cytoskeleton. It has been implicated in initiation and progression of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). However, the characteristics of cells which have undergone EndMT-cells in vivo have not been reported and so remain unclear. To study this, sugen5416 and hypoxia (SuHx)-induced PAH was established in Cdh5-Cre / Gt(ROSA)26Sor(tm4(ACTB-tdTomato,-EGFP)Luo)/J double-transgenic mice, in which GFP was stably expressed in pan-endothelial cells...
September 21, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935424/temporal-remodeling-of-pial-collaterals-and-functional-deficits-in-a-murine-model-of-ischemic-stroke
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Benjamin Okyere, Miranda Creasey, Yeonwoo Lebovitz, Michelle H Theus
BACKGROUND: Leptomeningeal anastomoses play a critical role in regulating reperfusion following cerebrovascular obstruction; however, methods to evaluate their temporospatial remodeling remains under investigation. NEW METHOD: We combined arteriole-specific vessel painting with histological evaluation to assess the density and diameter of inter-collateral vessels between the middle cerebral artery and anterior cerebral artery (MCA-ACA) or posterior cerebral artery (MCA-PCA) in a murine model of permanent middle cerebral artery occlusion (pMCAO)...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933255/organizational-hierarchy-and-structural-diversity-of-microvascular-pericytes-in-adult-mouse-cortex
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Roger I Grant, David A Hartmann, Robert G Underly, Andrée-Anne Berthiaume, Narayan R Bhat, Andy Y Shih
Smooth muscle cells and pericytes, together called mural cells, coordinate many distinct vascular functions. Canonically, smooth muscle cells are ring-shaped and cover arterioles with circumferential processes, whereas pericytes extend thin processes that run longitudinally along capillaries. In between these canonical mural cell types are cells with features of both smooth muscle cells and pericytes. Recent studies suggest that these transitional cells are critical for controlling blood flow to the capillary bed during health and disease, but there remains confusion on how to identify them and where they are located in the brain microvasculature...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933185/identification-and-distribution-of-the-interstitial-cells-of-cajal-in-the-abomasum-of-goats
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Lingling Wang, Yu Liang, Qiusheng Chen, Nisar Ahmed, Feng Wang, Bing Hu, Ping Yang
The interstitial cells of Cajal (ICCs) are regarded as pacemakers and are involved in neurotransmission in the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) of animals. However, limited information is available about the existence of ICCs within the GIT of ruminants. In this study, we investigated the ultrastructural characteristics and distribution of ICCs in goat abomasum using transmission electron microscopy and c-kit immunohistochemistry. Two different kinds of c-kit immunoreactive cells were observed in the abomasum. The first was identified as ICCs, which appeared to be multipolar or bipolar in shape, with some processes...
January 1, 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932625/vascular-aging-implications-for-cardiovascular-disease-and-therapy
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Yohannes T Ghebre, Eduard Yakubov, Wing Tak Wong, Prasanna Krishnamurthy, Nazish Sayed, Andrew G Sikora, Mark D Bonnen
The incidence and prevalence of cardiovascular disease is highest among the elderly, in part, due to deleterious effects of advancing age on the heart and blood vessels. Aging, a known cardiovascular risk factor, is progressively associated with structural and functional changes to the vasculature including hemodynamic disturbance due to increased oxidative stress, premature cellular senescence and impairments in synthesis and/or secretion of endothelium-derived vasoactive molecules. These molecular and physiological changes lead to vessel wall stiffening and thickening, as well as other vascular complications that culminate to loss of vascular tone regulation and endothelial function...
December 2016: Translational Medicine: Current Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932030/immunohistochemical-analysis-of-stromal-fibrocytes-and-myofibroblasts-to-envision-the-invasion-and-lymph-node-metastasis-in-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Sowmya J Rao, Jyothi Bellur Madhava Rao, Pp Jagadish Rao
BACKGROUND: Tumor cells work in close coordination with stromal elements from its stage of emergence to metastasis. The study was designed to assess the presence and distribution pattern of stromal fibrocytes and myofibroblasts in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). Possibility of using these stromal cells as a marker for invasion and lymphnode metastasis was evaluated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 40 cases of OSCC consisting twenty cases of each lymph node positive (pN+) and lymph node negative (pN0) samples and ten normal oral mucosa (NOM) tissues were subjected to double immunostaining using CD34 and alpha-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA) antibodies...
May 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology: JOMFP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931752/l-dopa-sensitizes-vasomotor-tone-by-modulating-the-vascular-alpha1-adrenergic-receptor
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Daiki Masukawa, Motokazu Koga, Anna Sezaki, Yuka Nakao, Yuji Kamikubo, Tatsuo Hashimoto, Yuki Okuyama-Oki, Aderemi Caleb Aladeokin, Fumio Nakamura, Utako Yokoyama, Hiromichi Wakui, Hiroshi Ichinose, Takashi Sakurai, Satoshi Umemura, Koichi Tamura, Yoshihiro Ishikawa, Yoshio Goshima
Blood pressure is regulated by extrinsic factors including noradrenaline, the sympathetic neurotransmitter that controls cardiovascular functions through adrenergic receptors. However, the fine-tuning system of noradrenaline signaling is relatively unknown. We here show that l-3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine (L-DOPA), a precursor of catecholamines, sensitizes the vascular adrenergic receptor alpha1 (ADRA1) through activation of L-DOPA receptor GPR143. In WT mice, intravenous infusion of the ADRA1 agonist phenylephrine induced a transient elevation of blood pressure...
September 21, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931726/impaired-insulin-igf-1-is-responsible-for-diabetic-gastroparesis-by-damaging-myenteric-cholinergic-neurons-and-interstitial-cells-of-cajal
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Shu Yang, Bo Wu, Haimei Sun, Tingyi Sun, Kai Han, Dandan Li, Fengqing Ji, Guoquan Zhang, Deshan Zhou
Diabetic gastroparesis is a common complication of diabetes mellitus (DM) that is characterized by decreased serum insulin and insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1). Despite the fact that insulin treatment but not glycemic control potently accelerated gastric emptying in type 1 DM patients, the role of insulin/InsR and IGF-1/IGF-1R signaling in diabetic gastroparesis remains incompletely elucidated. In this study, type 1 DM mice were established and treated with insulin or Voglibose for 8 weeks. The gastric emptying was delayed from DM week 4 when the gastric InsR and IGF-1R were declined...
September 20, 2017: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931622/connexins-in-cardiovascular-and-neurovascular-health-and-disease-pharmacological-implications
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REVIEW
Luc Leybaert, Paul D Lampe, Stefan Dhein, Brenda R Kwak, Peter Ferdinandy, Eric C Beyer, Dale W Laird, Christian C Naus, Colin R Green, Rainer Schulz
Connexins are ubiquitous channel forming proteins that assemble as plasma membrane hemichannels and as intercellular gap junction channels that directly connect cells. In the heart, gap junction channels electrically connect myocytes and specialized conductive tissues to coordinate the atrial and ventricular contraction/relaxation cycles and pump function. In blood vessels, these channels facilitate long-distance endothelial cell communication, synchronize smooth muscle cell contraction, and support endothelial-smooth muscle cell communication...
October 2017: Pharmacological Reviews
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