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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677687/endothelial-dysfunction-as-a-long-term-effect-of-late-onset-hypertensive-pregnancy-disorders-high-bmi-is-key
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L J Alma, C J M De Groot, R X De Menezes, W Hermes, P L Hordijk, I Kovačević
OBJECTIVE: Hypertensive disorders during pregnancy increase cardiovascular risk later in life by 2 to 9-fold. Endothelial activation is one of the underlying mechanisms of cardiovascular risk. Therefore, we decided to investigate endothelial activation in primiparous women, 2.5 years after a hypertensive pregnancy disorder. STUDY DESIGN: Plasma samples were taken from women 2.5 years after gestational hypertension (GH) or late onset preeclampsia (cases) and from women 2...
April 12, 2018: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677517/gpr68-senses-flow-and-is-essential-for-vascular-physiology
#2
Jie Xu, Jayanti Mathur, Emilie Vessières, Scott Hammack, Keiko Nonomura, Julie Favre, Linda Grimaud, Matt Petrus, Allain Francisco, Jingyuan Li, Van Lee, Fu-Li Xiang, James K Mainquist, Stuart M Cahalan, Anthony P Orth, John R Walker, Shang Ma, Viktor Lukacs, Laura Bordone, Michael Bandell, Bryan Laffitte, Yan Xu, Shu Chien, Daniel Henrion, Ardem Patapoutian
Mechanotransduction plays a crucial role in vascular biology. One example of this is the local regulation of vascular resistance via flow-mediated dilation (FMD). Impairment of this process is a hallmark of endothelial dysfunction and a precursor to a wide array of vascular diseases, such as hypertension and atherosclerosis. Yet the molecules responsible for sensing flow (shear stress) within endothelial cells remain largely unknown. We designed a 384-well screening system that applies shear stress on cultured cells...
April 19, 2018: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677505/a-mechanosensitive-gpcr-that-detects-the-bloody-force
#3
Adam J Iliff, X Z Shawn Xu
Mechanoreceptors mediate a wide variety of physiological processes, such as hearing, touch, proprioception, and blood flow regulation. It is generally believed that mechanoreceptors are force-gated ion channels. Now, Xu et al. uncover a GPCR that is activated by shear force in endothelial cells of blood vessels.
April 19, 2018: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677483/design-synthesis-and-biological-evaluation-of-pyrimidine-based-derivatives-as-vegfr-2-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors
#4
Wuji Sun, Shengquan Hu, Shubiao Fang, Hong Yan
Vascular endothelial growth factor receptor-2 (VEGFR-2) plays a crucial role in tumor angiogenesis, and inhibition of the VEGFR-2 signaling pathway has already become an attractive approach for cancer therapy. In this study, a novel pyrimidine-based derivative 7j was designed as lead compound, and three series of potent VEGFR-2 inhibitors were synthesized and biologically evaluated against A549 and HepG2 cell lines. Compounds 7d, 9s and 13n exhibited superior inhibitory activities against A549 cell with IC50 ranged from 9...
April 13, 2018: Bioorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677376/endothelial-protein-c-targeting-liposomes-show-enhanced-uptake-and-improved-therapeutic-efficacy-in-human-retinal-endothelial-cells
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Anthoula Arta, Anne Z Eriksen, Fredrik Melander, Paul Kempen, Michael Larsen, Thomas L Andresen, Andrew J Urquhart
Purpose: To determine whether human retinal endothelial cells (HRECs) express the endothelial cell protein C receptor (EPCR) and to realize its potential as a targeting moiety by developing novel single and dual corticosteroid-loaded functionalized liposomes that exhibit both enhanced uptake by HRECs and superior biologic activity compared to nontargeting liposomes and free drug. Methods: EPCR expression of HRECs was investigated through flow cytometry and Western blot assays...
April 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677366/the-absence-of-indoleamine-2-3-dioxygenase-inhibits-retinal-capillary-degeneration-in-diabetic-mice
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Rooban B Nahomi, Sruthi Sampathkumar, Angela M Myers, Lynda Elghazi, Dawn G Smith, Jie Tang, C Allen Lee, Timothy S Kern, Ram H Nagaraj, Patrice E Fort
Purpose: Loss of retinal capillary endothelial cells and pericytes through apoptosis is an early event in diabetic retinopathy (DR). Inflammatory pathways play a role in early DR, yet the biochemical mechanisms are poorly understood. In this study, we investigated the role of indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO), an inflammatory cytokine-inducible enzyme, on retinal endothelial apoptosis and capillary degeneration in the diabetic retina. Methods: IDO was detected in human and mouse retinas by immunohistochemistry or Western blotting...
April 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677349/repeat-associated-non-atg-ran-translation-in-fuchs-endothelial-corneal-dystrophy
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Elisabetta Soragni, Lina Petrosyan, Tommy A Rinkoski, Eric D Wieben, Keith H Baratz, Michael P Fautsch, Joel M Gottesfeld
Purpose: The strongest genetic association with Fuchs' endothelial corneal dystrophy (FECD) is the presence of an intronic (CTG·CAG)n trinucleotide repeat (TNR) expansion in the transcription factor 4 (TCF4) gene. Repeat-associated non-ATG (RAN) translation, an unconventional protein translation mechanism that does not require an initiating ATG, has been described in many TNR expansion diseases, including myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1). Given the similarities between DM1 and FECD, we wished to determine whether RAN translation occurs in FECD...
April 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677344/interaction-between-pilocarpine-and-ripasudil-on-intraocular-pressure-pupil-diameter-and-the-aqueous-outflow-pathway
#8
Reiko Yamagishi-Kimura, Megumi Honjo, Takashi Komizo, Takashi Ono, Akiko Yagi, Jinhee Lee, Kazunori Miyata, Tomokazu Fujimoto, Toshihiro Inoue, Hidenobu Tanihara, Junko Nishida, Takatoshi Uchida, Yuka Araki, Makoto Aihara
Purpose: To explore interactions between pilocarpine and the ROCK inhibitor, ripasudil, on IOP and pupil diameter in human eyes, and morphological and functional changes in outflow tissues in vitro. Methods: IOP and pupil diameter were measured after pilocarpine and/or ripasudil, which were topically applied in healthy subjects. Human trabecular meshwork (HTM) cells were used in a gel contraction assay, for the evaluation of phosphorylation of myosin light chain and cofilin, and immunostaining for cytoskeletal proteins...
April 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677003/identification-of-a-novel-tcf4-isoform-in-the-human-corneal-endothelium
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Allen O Eghrari, Shivakumar Vasanth, Briana C Gapsis, Henry Bison, Ula Jurkunas, S Amer Riazuddin, John D Gottsch
PURPOSE: Alternative splice isoforms of TCF4, a gene implicated in Fuchs corneal dystrophy, have been identified in multiple human tissues outside of the eye. The aim of this study was to identify the transcriptional profile of TCF4 in the corneal endothelium. METHODS: We extracted RNA from the donor corneal endothelium and performed rapid amplification of cDNA ends. We tested the expression pattern of 1 newly identified isoform (7b) in a panel of cDNA derived from multiple human tissues and included cDNA from corneal endothelial (CE) and retinal pigment epithelial cell lines...
April 19, 2018: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676937/effect-of-magnesium-acetyltaurate-and-taurine-on-endothelin1-induced-retinal-nitrosative-stress-in-rats
#10
Natasha Najwa Nor Arfuzir, Renu Agarwal, Igor Iezhitsa, Puneet Agarwal, Sabrilhakim Sidek, Alexander Spasov, Alexander Ozerov, Nafeeza Mohd Ismail
PURPOSE: Retinal ganglion cell apoptosis in glaucoma is associated with elevated levels of endothelin-1 (ET1), a potent vasoconstrictor. ET1-induced retinal ischemia leads to altered expression of nitric oxide synthase (NOS) isoforms leading to increased formation of nitric oxide (NO) and retinal nitrosative stress. Since magnesium (Mg) is known to improve endothelial functions and reduce oxidative stress and taurine (TAU) possesses potent antioxidant properties, we investigated the protective effects of magnesium acetyltaurate (MgAT) against ET1-induced nitrosative stress and retinal damage in rats...
April 20, 2018: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676587/a-potential-role-for-exosomal-tctp-export-in-vascular-remodeling-in-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
#11
Elisabet Ferrer, Benjamin J Dunmore, Dhiya Hassan, Mark L Ormiston, Stephen Moore, John Deighton, Lu Long, Xu Dong Yang, Duncan J Stewart, Nicholas W Morrell
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is characterized by increased proliferation and resistance to apoptosis of pulmonary vascular cells. Increased expression of translationally controlled tumor protein (TCTP), a pro-survival and anti-apoptotic mediator, has recently been demonstrated in patients with hereditary PAH (HPAH) although its role in the pathobiology of PAH remains unclear. Silencing of TCTP in blood outgrowth endothelial cells (BOECs) isolated from control subjects led to significant changes in morphology, cytoskeletal organization, increased apoptosis and decreased directionality during migration...
April 20, 2018: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676135/-protective-effect-of-longxue-tongluo-capsule-on-oxidized-low-density-lipoprotein-damage-to-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells
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Hong-Mei Wang, Jian-Ming Zhou, Yao-Zhong Lv, Jun Zhou, Zhen-Zhong Wang, Wen-Zhe Huang, Peng-Fei Tu, Wei Xiao
To observe the protective effect of Longxue Tongluo capsule (LTC) on human umbilical vein endothelial cells (EAhy.926 cells) injury induced by oxidized low-density lipoprotein (ox-LDL, 100 mg·L⁻¹). The effect of the cell viability of LTCin alleviating OX-LDL-induced endothelial cell injury was determined by MTT and LDH assay. The effect of LTC on lactic dehydrogenase (LDH), nitric oxide (NO), super oxide dlsmutase (SOD) and malondialdehyde (MDA) levels were detected by corresponding assay kits according to manufacturer's instruction...
March 2018: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676103/-protective-effect-and-mechanism-of-p-hydroxybenzaldehyde-on-blood-brain-barrier
#13
Yan-Ping Zhu, Xin Li, Yao Du, Lu Zhang, Li Ran, Ning-Na Zhou
The disruption of blood-brain barrier(BBB) induced by oxidative stress is an important pathological reaction which results in secondary brain injury during the cerebral ischemia-reperfusion. This study was designed to investigate the protective effect and mechanism of p-hydroxybenzaldehyde (p-HBA) from Gastrodia elata on BBB. The BBB is mainly consisted of vascular endothelial cells and astrocytes, so brain microvascular endothelial cell line (bEnd.3) and astrocytes (Ast) in mice were used in this study to establish BBB model...
March 2018: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676101/-protective-effect-of-polygonum-orientale-flower-extract-on-h%C3%A2-o%C3%A2-induced-oxidative-damage-of-huvec-cells
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Qiong Wu, Xiang-Xiang Liu, Ding-Yan Lu, Yue-Ting Li, Jia Sun, Yan-Yu Lan, Ting Liu
To investigate the protective effects and mechanism of Polygonum orientale flower extract on H₂O₂-induced oxidative damage of human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC), H₂O₂ was used to induce the oxidativestress damage on HUVEC cells and efforts were made to screen the low, medium and high drug concentrations of P.orientale flower extract. Cell viability was detected by the MTS assay. The content of lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) and malondialdehyde (MDA), and the activities of superoxidedimutase (SOD) and catalase (CAT) were detected by biochemical kits...
March 2018: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675965/il-33-overexpression-reflects-less-aggressive-tumour-features-in-large-duct-type-cholangiocarcinomas
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Ryuichiro Sawada, Yuna Ku, Masayuki Akita, Kyoko Otani, Kohei Fujikura, Tomoo Itoh, Tetsuo Ajiki, Takumi Fukumoto, Yoshihiro Kakeji, Yoh Zen
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The present study aimed to elucidate the clinicopathological significance of IL-6 and IL-33 expression in intrahepatic cholangiocarcinomas (iCCAs) and perihilar cholangiocarcinomas (pCCAs). METHODS: IL-6 and IL-33 mRNA expression was examined in iCCAs (n=55) and pCCAs (n=32) using quantitative real-time PCR and a highly sensitive in situ hybridization protocol (RNAscope® ), and expression values were correlated with clinicopathological features...
April 19, 2018: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675872/identification-and-quantification-of-blood-brain-barrier-transporters-in-isolated-rat-brain-microvessels
#16
Hajar Al Feteisi, Zubida M Al-Majdoub, Brahim Achour, Narciso Couto, Amin Rostami-Hodjegan, Jill Barber
The blood-brain barrier (BBB) maintains brain homeostasis by tightly regulating the exchange of molecules with systemic circulation. It consists primarily of microvascular endothelial cells surrounded by astrocytic endfeet, pericytes, and microglia. Understanding the make-up of transporters in rat BBB is essential to the translation of pharmacological and toxicological observations into humans. In this study, experimental workflows are presented in which the optimization of (a) isolation of rat brain microvessels, (b) enrichment of endothelial cells, and (c) extraction and digestion of proteins were evaluated, followed by identification and quantification of BBB proteins...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675827/significant-increase-of-lymphatic-vessels-in-pleuroparenchymal-fibroelastosis
#17
Yoshiaki Kinoshita, Kentaro Watanabe, Hiroshi Ishii, Hisako Kushima, Masaki Fujita, Kazuki Nabeshima
AIMS: Some investigators have detected fibrinous exudate or immature organization in the alveolar spaces prior to the development of subpleural elastofibrosis in patients with pleuroparenchymal fibroelastosis (PPFE). We hypothesized that PPFE progress is associated with an impaired lymphatic drainage system, resulting in the failed resolution of intra-alveolar exudate. METHODS AND RESULTS: We retrospectively reviewed our medical records from 1995 to 2017 and selected autopsied or surgically biopsied patients with PPFE (n=18), pulmonary apical cap (n=18), and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) (n=26)...
April 19, 2018: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675734/co-culture-system-of-hepatocytes-and-endothelial-cells-two-in-vitro-approaches-for-enhancing-liver-specific-functions-of-hepatocytes
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Gaoxiong Wang, Youshi Zheng, Yingchao Wang, Zhixiong Cai, Naishun Liao, Jingfeng Liu, Wenmin Zhang
Although hepatocyte transplantation and bioartificial liver support system provide new promising opportunities for those patients waiting for liver transplantation, hepatocytes are easily losing liver-specific functions by using the common in vitro cultured methods. The co-culture strategies with mimicking the in vivo microenvironment would facilitate the maintenance of liver-specific functions of hepatocytes. Considering that hepatocytes and endothelial cells (ECs) account for 80-90% of total cell populations in the liver, hepatocytes and ECs were directly co-cultured with hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) or adipose tissue-derived stem cells (ADSCs) at a ratio of 700:150:3 or 14:3:3 in the present study, and the liver-specific functions were carefully analyzed...
April 19, 2018: Cytotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675549/snai1-an-endothelial-mesenchymal-transition-transcription-factor-promotes-the-early-phase-of-ocular-neovascularization
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Jia-Xing Sun, Tian-Fang Chang, Man-Hong Li, Li-Juan Sun, Xian-Chun Yan, Zi-Yan Yang, Yuan Liu, Wen-Qin Xu, Yang Lv, Jing-Bo Su, Liang Liang, Hua Han, Guo-Rui Dou, Yu-Sheng Wang
Ocular neovascularization is a comprehensive process involved in retinal vascular development and several blinding diseases such as age-related macular degeneration and retinopathy of prematurity, with vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) regarded as the master regulator. However, the qualified effect of anti-VEGF therapy reveals that the underlying mechanisms are still not clearly identified. To initialize angiogenesis, endothelial cells undergo a phenotype switching to generate highly migratory and invasive cells...
April 19, 2018: Angiogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675378/complications-and-outcomes-of-descemet-stripping-automated-endothelial-keratoplasty-with-artisan-aphakia-intraocular-lens-implantation
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Rong-Mei Peng, Yu-Xin Guo, Yuan Qiu, Yan-Sheng Hao, Jing Hong
AIM: To evaluate the complications and outcomes of descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) combined with artisan aphakia intraocular lens (IOL) implantation in severely damaged eyes without capsular support. METHODS: DSAEK combined with artisan iris claw IOL implantation was performed on 29 eyes. All eyes were of abnormal structure due to complications from prior intraocular surgeries and ocular trauma. Ocular complications observed included graft dislocations, high intraocular pressure (IOP), IOL dislocations, macular edema and hyphema...
2018: International Journal of Ophthalmology
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