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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730286/vaspin-alleviates-myocardial-ischaemia-reperfusion-injury-via-activating-autophagic-flux-and-restoring-lysosomal-function
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Feihong Yang, Li Xue, Ziqi Han, Feng Xu, Shengchuan Cao, Shuai Dai, Baoshan Liu, Qiuhuan Yuan, Zheng Wang, Ping Guo, Yuguo Chen
Visceral adipose tissue-derived serine protease inhibitor (vaspin), as a secretory adipokine, was reported to exert a protective role on insulin resistance. Recent studies showed that serum vaspin level was downregulated in patients with coronary artery disease. However, whether vaspin exerted specific effects on myocardial injury remains unknown. In this study, we determined to explore the role of vaspin overexpression in myocardial ischaemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury and the underlying mechanisms. Our results showed that the systemic delivery of adeno-associated virus-vaspin to mice reduced myocardial infarct size and apoptosis, and improved cardiac function after reperfusion, accompanied with upregulated autophagic flux and restored lysosomal function in the ischaemic heart...
May 3, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29723851/transplantation-of-telocytes-attenuates-unilateral-ureter-obstruction-induced-renal-fibrosis-in-rats
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Long Zheng, Long Li, Guisheng Qi, Mushuang Hu, Chao Hu, Shuo Wang, Jiawei Li, Mingnan Zhang, Weitao Zhang, Yigang Zeng, Yi Zhang, Liping Li, Xuanchuan Wang, Miao Lin, Tongyu Zhu, Ruiming Rong
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Previous studies imply that telocytes may have a protective effect on fibrosis in various organs, including the liver, colon, and heart. The effect of telocytes on renal fibrosis remains unknown. Herein, this study was designed to investigate the effect of telocytes on renal fibrosis and the potential mechanisms involved. METHODS: In a unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO)-induced renal fibrosis model, telocytes were injected via the tail vein every other day for 10 days...
April 28, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29694513/mir-27a-protects-human-mitral-valve-interstitial-cell-from-tnf-%C3%AE-induced-inflammatory-injury-via-up-regulation-of-nell-1
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Honglei Chen, Zhixu Zhang, Li Zhang, Junzhi Wang, Minghui Zhang, Bin Zhu
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) have been reported to be associated with heart valve disease, which can be caused by inflammation. This study aimed to investigate the functional impacts of miR-27a on TNF-α-induced inflammatory injury in human mitral valve interstitial cells (hMVICs). hMVICs were subjected to 40 ng/mL TNF-α for 48 h, before which the expressions of miR-27a and NELL-1 in hMVICs were altered by stable transfection. Trypan blue staining, BrdU incorporation assay, flow cytometry detection, ELISA, and western blot assay were performed to detect cell proliferation, apoptosis, and the release of proinflammatory cytokines...
2018: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684406/conservation-of-cardiac-l-type-ca-2-channels-and-their-regulation-in-drosophila-a-novel-genetically-pliable-channelopathic-model
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Worawan B Limpitikul, Meera C Viswanathan, Brian O'Rourke, David T Yue, Anthony Cammarato
Dysregulation of L-type Ca2+ channels (LTCCs) underlies numerous cardiac pathologies. Understanding their modulation with high fidelity relies on investigating LTCCs in their native environment with intact interacting proteins. Such studies benefit from genetic manipulation of endogenous channels in cardiomyocytes, which often proves cumbersome in mammalian models. Drosophila melanogaster, however, offers a potentially efficient alternative as it possesses a relatively simple heart, is genetically pliable, and expresses well-conserved genes...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663591/research-progress-on-the-role-of-melatonin-and-its-receptors-in-animal-reproduction-a-comprehensive-review
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H S Talpur, I B Chandio, R D Brohi, T Worku, Z Rehman, D Bhattarai, F Ullah, L JiaJia, L Yang
Melatonin and its receptors play a crucial role in the regulation of the animal reproductive process, primarily in follicular development. However, the role that melatonin performs in regulating hormones related with reproduction remains unclear. Melatonin and its receptors are present both in female and male animals' organs, such as ovaries, heart, brain and liver. Melatonin regulates ovarian actions and is a key mediator of reproductive actions. Melatonin has numerous effects on animal reproduction, such as protection of gametes and embryos, response to clock genes, immune-neuroendocrine, reconciliation of seasonal variations in immune function, and silence or blockage of genes...
April 16, 2018: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660267/recovery-process-and-determinants-of-adverse-event-occurrence-in-bronchoscopic-procedures-performed-under-general-anesthesia
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Derya Özden Omaygenç, Nermin Ünal, Saadet İpek Edipoğlu, Tuğçe Barca Şeker, Mehmet Akif Özgül, Demet Turan, Cengiz Özdemir, İbrahim Oğuz Karaca, Erdoğan Çetinkaya
OBJECTIVE: Regarding the fact that rigid bronchoscopy is generally performed under general anesthesia and this patient subgroup is remarkably morbid, encountering procedure and/or anesthesia related complications are highly likely. Here, we aimed to assess factors influencing recovery and detect possible determinants of adverse event occurence during these operations performed in a tertiary referral centre. METHODS: 81 consecutive ASA I-IV patients were recruited for this investigation...
April 16, 2018: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29614795/full-atrioventricular-block-secondary-to-acute-poisoning-mercury-a-case-report
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Amelia Geraldine Peregrina-Chávez, María Del Rayo Ramírez-Galindo, Rolando Chávez-Martínez, Cesar Anuar Delahanty-Delgado, Fernando Vazquez-Alaniz
Background: The biological behaviour and clinical significance of mercury toxicity vary according to its chemical structure. Mercury differs in its degree of toxicity and in its effects on the nervous, digestive and immune systems as well as on organs such as the lungs, kidneys, skin, eyes and heart. Human exposure occurs mainly through inhalation of elemental mercury vapours during industrial and artisanal processes such as artisanal and small-scale gold mining. Case presentation: A 52-years-old female, housewife, with a body mass index of 25...
April 2, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29610292/renin-angiotensin-system-inhibitors-to-mitigate-cancer-treatment-related-adverse-events
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Matthias Pinter, Wilhelmus J Kwanten, Rakesh K Jain
Treatment-related side effects are a major clinical problem in cancer treatment. They lead to reduced compliance to therapy as well as increased morbidity and mortality. Well-known are the sequelae of chemotherapy on the heart, especially in childhood cancer survivors. Therefore, measures to mitigate the adverse events of cancer therapy may improve health and quality of life in cancer patients, both in short and long term. The renin angiotensin system (RAS) affects all hallmarks of cancer, and blockage of the RAS is associated with an improved outcome in several cancer types...
April 2, 2018: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29609514/superior-cavopulmonary-anastomosis-in-patients-with-bilateral-superior-caval-veins-use-of-a-rolled-pericardial-graft-to-create-a-single-caval-vein
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Tran-Thuy Nguyen, Ngoc-Thanh Le, Quoc-Hung Doan
We propose a new surgical technique for superior cavopulmonary anastomosis in patients with functionally univentricular heart and bilateral superior caval veins. One of the reasons of failed bidirectional Glenn shunts in patients with bilateral superior caval veins is the small caliber of one or both veins, with limited flow through each cavopulmonary anastomosis that can easily result in torsion, blockage, or clot formation. The conversion of two small superior caval veins into a single confluence which is large enough to connect with the pulmonary artery (PA) can resolve this problem...
January 1, 2018: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29604277/jip3-deficiency-attenuates-cardiac-hypertrophy-by-suppression-of-jnk-pathway
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Qinghua Ma, Yuxiu Liu, Lianghua Chen
Pathological cardiac hypertrophy is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide; however, our understanding of the molecular mechanisms revealing the disease is still unclear. In the present study, we suggested that c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK)-interacting protein 3 (JIP3), involved in various cellular processes, played an essential role in regulating pathological cardiac hypertrophy through in vivo and in vitro studies. JIP3 was highly expressed in human hearts with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), and in mouse hypertrophic hearts...
March 28, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29595697/rare-cardiac-metastasis-of-soft-tissue-sarcoma-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Jun Xiao, Jiaguang Song, Hui Liu, Yindi Sun, Chuanxi Wang
RATIONALE: Owing to the unique structure and function of the heart, tumor metastasis in the heart is rare. Accordingly, no unique symptoms have yet been identified for cardiac metastasis. PATIENT AND CONCERNS: A patient presented with cardiac metastasis 3 years after surgical resection of alveolar soft tissue sarcomas in their late stage. DIAGNOSIS: Ultrasonography showed a middle-high echo clump on the left surface of the mid-upper interventricular septum, which had an unclear boundary with the myocardium...
March 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29557630/-surgical-treatment-of-macroglossia-in-beckwith-wiedemann-syndrome-case-report
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Pablo Roa Rojas, Hernán Arango Fernández, Martha Rebolledo Cobos, Jonathan Harris Ricardo
Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome is a rare congenital condition, characterized by presenting macroglossia, defects of the abdominal wall, hemihypertrophy, omphalocele, neonatal hypoglycemia, umbilical hernia, hepatomegaly, cardiac abnormalities, among others. Macroglossia occurs in 90% of cases, causing a problem in chewing, swallowing, phonation and breathing, resulting in a closure of the upper airway. The therapeutic option of choice is partial glossectomy. We present a 2-month-old pediatric patient with Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome and area blockage due to severe macroglossia; in the medical history, congenital heart disease, interatrial communication, persistent ductus arteriosus, symptomatic epilepsy, renal failure, hypoglycemia, tracheotomy and gastrostomy, due to airway collapse and dysphagia...
April 1, 2018: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29540307/oxidative-cross-linking-of-proteins-to-dna-following-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
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Arnold Groehler, Stefan Kren, Qinglu Li, Maggie Robledo-Villafane, Joshua Schmidt, Mary Garry, Natalia Tretyakova
Myocardial infarction (MI) is a life-threatening condition that can occur when blood flow to the heart is interrupted due to a blockage in one or more of the coronary vessels. Current treatments of MI rapidly restore blood flow to the affected myocardium using thrombolytic agents or angioplasty. Adverse effects including inflammation, tissue necrosis, and ventricular dysfunction are, however, not uncommon following reperfusion therapy. These conditions are thought to be caused by a sudden influx of reactive oxygen species (ROS) to the affected myocardium...
May 20, 2018: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29532764/entresto-a-new-panacea-for-heart-failure
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Peter H Khalil, Ghazal Kabbach, Debabrata Mukherjee, Sarmad Said
Heart Failure (HF) is one of the main health care burdens in the United States and in the world. Many drugs are approved and used in practice for management of this condition; including beta blockers, diuretics, aldosterone antagonists, angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEI's), and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs). Recently, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a drug with brand name Entresto (Sacubitril/Valsartan or LCZ696), an angiotensin receptor neprilysin inhibitor for the use in Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction (HFrEF) patients instead of ACEI's and ARBs...
March 13, 2018: Cardiovascular & Hematological Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29501491/blockage-of-akap12-accelerates-angiotensin-ii-ang-ii-induced-cardiac-injury-in-mice-by-regulating-the-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-1-tgf-%C3%AE-1-pathway
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Yong Li, Qiu-Hua Yu, Ying Chu, Wei-Min Wu, Jian-Xiang Song, Xiao-Bo Zhu, Qiang Wang
Hypertension is a multifactorial chronic inflammatory disease that leads to cardiac remodeling. A-kinase anchor protein 12 (AKAP12) is a scaffolding protein that has multiple functions in various biological events, including the regulation of vessel integrity and differentiation of neural barriers in blood. However, the role of AKAP12 in angiotensin II (Ang II)-induced cardiac injury remains unclear. In the present study, Ang II infusion reduced AKAP12 expressions in the hearts of wild-type (WT) mice, and AKAP12 knockout (KO) enhanced the infiltration of inflammatory cells...
May 5, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29493299/predicting-the-cardiac-toxicity-of-drugs-using-a-novel-multiscale-exposure-response-simulator
#16
Francisco Sahli Costabal, Jiang Yao, Ellen Kuhl
A common but serious side effect of many drugs is torsades de pointes, a rhythm disorder that can have fatal consequences. Torsadogenic risk has traditionally been associated with blockage of a specific potassium channel and an increased recovery period in the electrocardiogram. However, the mechanisms that trigger torsades de pointes remain incompletely understood. Here we establish a computational model to explore how drug-induced effects propagate from the single channel, via the single cell, to the whole heart level...
February 2018: Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445155/the-cytotoxicity-of-coxsackievirus-b3-is-associated-with-a-blockage-of-autophagic-flux-mediated-by-reduced-syntaxin-17-expression
#17
Lang Tian, Yeyi Yang, Chunyun Li, Jia Chen, Zhuoying Li, Xin Li, Shentang Li, Fang Wu, Zhangxue Hu, Zuocheng Yang
Coxsackievirus B3 (CVB3) is an important human pathogen linked to cardiac arrhythmias and acute heart failure. CVB3 infection has been reported to induce the formation of autophagosomes that support the viral replication in host cells. Interestingly, our study shows that the accumulation of autophagosomes during CVB3 infection is caused by a blockage of autophagosome-lysosome fusion rather than the induction of autophagosome biogenesis. Moreover, CVB3 decreases the transcription and translation of syntaxin 17 (STX17), a SNARE (soluble N-ethylmaleimide-sensitive factor activating protein receptor) protein involved in autophagosome-lysosome fusion...
February 14, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29424967/predicting-drug-induced-arrhythmias-by-multiscale-modeling
#18
Francisco Sahli Costabal, Jiang Yao, Ellen Kuhl
Drugs often have undesired side effects. In the heart, they can induce lethal arrhythmias such as torsades de pointes. The risk evaluation of a new compound is costly and can take a long time, which often hinders the development of new drugs. Here, we establish a high-resolution, multiscale computational model to quickly assess the cardiac toxicity of new and existing drugs. The input of the model is the drug-specific current block from single cell electrophysiology; the output is the spatio-temporal activation profile and the associated electrocardiogram...
February 9, 2018: International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29415074/extraocular-muscle-regeneration-in-zebrafish-requires-late-signals-from-insulin-like-growth-factors
#19
Alfonso Saera-Vila, Ke'ale W Louie, Cuilee Sha, Ryan M Kelly, Phillip E Kish, Alon Kahana
Insulin-like growth factors (Igfs) are key regulators of key biological processes such as embryonic development, growth, and tissue repair and regeneration. The role of Igf in myogenesis is well documented and, in zebrafish, promotes fin and heart regeneration. However, the mechanism of action of Igf in muscle repair and regeneration is not well understood. Using adult zebrafish extraocular muscle (EOM) regeneration as an experimental model, we show that Igf1 receptor blockage using either chemical inhibitors (BMS754807 and NVP-AEW541) or translation-blocking morpholino oligonucleotides (MOs) reduced EOM regeneration...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335338/crth2-promotes-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-induced-cardiomyocyte-apoptosis-through-m-calpain
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Shengkai Zuo, Deping Kong, Chenyao Wang, Jiao Liu, Yuanyang Wang, Qiangyou Wan, Shuai Yan, Jian Zhang, Juan Tang, Qianqian Zhang, Luheng Lyu, Xin Li, Zhixin Shan, Li Qian, Yujun Shen, Ying Yu
Apoptotic death of cardiac myocytes is associated with ischemic heart disease and chemotherapy-induced cardiomyopathy. Chemoattractant receptor-homologous molecule expressed on T helper type 2 cells (CRTH2) is highly expressed in the heart. However, its specific role in ischemic cardiomyopathy is not fully understood. Here, we demonstrated that CRTH2 disruption markedly improved cardiac recovery in mice postmyocardial infarction and doxorubicin challenge by suppressing cardiomyocyte apoptosis. Mechanistically, CRTH2 activation specifically facilitated endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress-induced cardiomyocyte apoptosis via caspase-12-dependent pathway...
January 15, 2018: EMBO Molecular Medicine
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