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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230855/simvastatin-induced-cell-cycle-arrest-through-inhibition-of-stat3-skp2-axis-and-activation-of-ampk-to-promote-p27-and-p21-accumulation-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells
#1
Sin-Ting Wang, Hsiu J Ho, Jaw-Town Lin, Jeng-Jer Shieh, Chun-Ying Wu
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is characterized by a poor prognosis and is one of the leading causes of cancer-related death worldwide. Simvastatin, an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor, which decreases cholesterol synthesis by inhibiting mevalonate pathways and is widely used to treat cardiovascular diseases. Simvastatin exhibits anticancer effects against several malignancies. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying the anticancer effects of simvastatin on HCC are still not well understood. In this study, we demonstrated simvastatin-induced G0/G1 arrest by inducing p21 and p27 accumulation in HepG2 and Hep3B cells...
February 23, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228795/bone-scintigraphy-of-severe-hypercalcemia-following-simvastatin-induced-rhabdomyolysis
#2
Zubair B Mirza, Sophia Hu, Louis F Amorosa
Simvastatin induced rhabdomyolysis with renal failure is a well reported clinical entity with hyperkalemia recognized as a life threatening risk. The risk of delayed hypercalcemia during the recovery of renal function is not well appreciated as this varies in severity and can be caused by multiple mechanisms. We present a patient with high dose simvastatin induced rhabdomyolysis leading to late onset of severe hypercalcemia due to calcium phosphate deposition in muscles diagnosed by distinctive bone scintigraphy...
September 2016: Clinical Cases in Mineral and Bone Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225891/soy-milk-versus-simvastatin-for-preventing-atherosclerosis-and-left-ventricle-remodeling-in-ldl-receptor-knockout-mice
#3
L Santos, A P Davel, T I R Almeida, M R Almeida, E A Soares, G J M Fernandes, S F Magalhães, V G Barauna, J A D Garcia
Functional food intake has been highlighted as a strategy for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases by reducing risk factors. In this study, we compared the effects of oral treatment with soy milk and simvastatin on dyslipidemia, left ventricle remodeling and atherosclerotic lesion of LDL receptor knockout mice (LDLr-/-) fed a hyperlipidic diet. Forty 3-month old male LDLr-/- mice were distributed into four groups: control group (C), in which animals received standard diet; HL group, in which animals were fed a hyperlipidic diet; HL+SM or HL+S groups, in which animals were submitted to a hyperlipidic diet plus soy milk or simvastatin, respectively...
February 20, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220272/exposure-to-chronic-hyperglycemic-conditions-results-in-ras-related-c3-botulinum-toxin-substrate-1-rac1-mediated-activation-of-p53-and-atm-kinase-in-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cells
#4
Vaibhav Sidarala, Anjaneyulu Kowluru
Chronic hyperglycemia (HG) promotes pancreatic islet dysfunction which leads to the onset of T2DM. This study is aimed at defining regulatory roles of Rac1, a small G-protein, in the activation of p53 and ATM kinase in pancreatic β-cells, under the duress of HG conditions. We report significant stimulatory effects of HG (20 mM; 24 h) on p53 activation in INS-1 832/13 cells, normal rodent and human islets. Pharmacological inhibition of Rac1 (EHT1864 or NSC23766) significantly suppressed HG-induced p53 activation in INS-1 832/13 cells and rat islets, suggesting novel roles for this small G-protein in the activation of p53...
February 21, 2017: Apoptosis: An International Journal on Programmed Cell Death
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217821/physicians-experiences-as-patients-with-statin-side-effects-a-case-series
#5
Hayley J Koslik, Athena Hathaway Meskimen, Beatrice Alexandra Golomb
Physicians are among those prescribed statins and therefore, subject to potential statin adverse effects (AEs). There is little information on the impact of statin AEs on physicians affected by them. We sought to assess the character and impact of statin AEs occurring in physicians and retired physicians, and to ascertain whether/how personal experience of AEs moderated physicians' attitude toward statin use. Seven active or retired physicians from the United States communicated with the Statin Effects Study group regarding their personal experience of statin AEs...
December 2017: Drug Safety—Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214453/reciprocal-regulation-of-enos-h2s-and-co-synthesizing-enzymes-in-human-atheroma-correlation-with-plaque-stability-and-effects-of-simvastatin
#6
Fragiska Sigala, Panagiotis Efentakis, Dimitra Karageorgiadi, Konstadinos Filis, Paraskevas Zampas, Efstathios K Iliodromitis, George Zografos, Andreas Papapetropoulos, Ioanna Andreadou
The molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying plaque destabilization remain obscure. We sought to elucidate the correlation between NO, H2S and CO-generating enzymes, nitro-oxidative stress and plaque stability in carotid arteries. Carotid atherosclerotic plaques were collected from 62 patients who had undergone endarterectomy due to internal artery stenosis. Following histological evaluation the plaques were divided into stable and unstable ones. To investigate the impact of simvastatin we divided patients with stable plaques, into those receiving and to those not receiving simvastatin...
February 12, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212683/evidence-for-benefit-of-statins-to-modify-cognitive-decline-and-risk-in-alzheimer-s-disease
#7
Nophar Geifman, Roberta Diaz Brinton, Richard E Kennedy, Lon S Schneider, Atul J Butte
BACKGROUND: Despite substantial research and development investment in Alzheimer's disease (AD), effective therapeutics remain elusive. Significant emerging evidence has linked cholesterol, β-amyloid and AD, and several studies have shown a reduced risk for AD and dementia in populations treated with statins. However, while some clinical trials evaluating statins in general AD populations have been conducted, these resulted in no significant therapeutic benefit. By focusing on subgroups of the AD population, it may be possible to detect endotypes responsive to statin therapy...
February 17, 2017: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207880/skeletal-muscle-metabolic-adaptations-to-endurance-exercise-training-are-attainable-in-mice-with-simvastatin-treatment
#8
William M Southern, Anna S Nichenko, Daniel D Shill, Corey C Spencer, Nathan T Jenkins, Kevin K McCully, Jarrod A Call
We tested the hypothesis that a 6-week regimen of simvastatin would attenuate skeletal muscle adaptation to low-intensity exercise. Male C57BL/6J wildtype mice were subjected to 6-weeks of voluntary wheel running or normal cage activities with or without simvastatin treatment (20 mg/kg/d, n = 7-8 per group). Adaptations in in vivo fatigue resistance were determined by a treadmill running test, and by ankle plantarflexor contractile assessment. The tibialis anterior, gastrocnemius, and plantaris muscles were evaluated for exercised-induced mitochondrial adaptations (i...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207427/progression-and-characterization-of-the-accelerated-atherosclerosis-in-iliac-artery-of-new-zealand-white-rabbits-effect-of-simvastatin
#9
Jitendra S Kanshana, Vivek Khanna, Vishal Singh, Manish Jain, Ankita Misra, Sachin Kumar, Mariya Farooqui, Manoj K Barthwal, Madhu Dikshit
OBJECTIVE: Although atherosclerosis is described in New Zealand White rabbit's iliac artery, yet details of time-dependent atherosclerosis progression are not well known. Further, a well characterized accelerated model of atherosclerosis is also required for the screening of candidate drugs to target specific steps of atherosclerosis development. The present study extensively characterizes the time-dependent plaque composition and functional responses of the atherosclerosis in rabbit iliac artery and its modification by simvastatin...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202686/simvastatin-pre-treatment-improves-survival-and-mitochondrial-function-in-a-three-day-fluid-resuscitated-rat-model-of-sepsis
#10
Jerome Morel, Iain Hargreaves, David Brealey, Viruna Neergheen, Janne T Backman, Sandro Lindig, Marcus Bläss, Michael Bauer, Daniel F McAuley, Mervyn Singer
Statins may offer protective effects in sepsis through anti-inflammatory, mitochondrial protection and other actions. We thus evaluated the effects of simvastatin on survival, organ and mitochondrial function, tissue and plasma ubiquinone levels and liver transcriptomics in a 3-day rat model of sepsis. Comparisons of rat plasma simvastatin and ubiquinone levels were made against levels sampled in blood from patients with acute lung injury (ALI) enrolled into a trial of statin therapy. Animals received simvastatin by gavage either pre- or post-induction of faecal peritonitis...
February 15, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197979/no-effect-of-omega-3-carboxylic-acids-on-pharmacokinetics-pharmacodynamics-of-warfarin-or-on-platelet-function-when-co-administered-with-acetylsalicylic-acid-results-of-two-phase-i-studies-in-healthy-volunteers
#11
Elliot Offman, Michael Davidson, Catarina Nilsson
BACKGROUND: Omega-3 carboxylic acids (OM3-CA) can lower triglyceride levels. OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to assess the effects of OM3-CA on warfarin pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics and on acetylsalicylic acid (ASA)-dependent and independent platelet activation when co-administered with ASA in two phase I studies. METHODS: In ECLIPSE II (NCT01431690), 26 participants received warfarin 25 mg on days 1 and 22 and OM3-CA 4 g once daily from day 8 to day 28...
February 14, 2017: American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs: Drugs, Devices, and Other Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196160/clinical-efficacy-of-subgingivally-delivered-1-2-mg-simvastatin-in-the-treatment-of-patients-with-aggressive-periodontitis-a-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
#12
Priyanka N, A Abhilash, Shahab Saquib, Nikhil Malgaonkar, Nitin Kudyar, Aashima Gupta, Nitish Kalra, A R Pradeep
Simvastatin (SMV) is a specific competitive inhibitor of 3-hydroxy-2-methylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase that promotes bone formation. The present clinical trial was designed to investigate the effectiveness of 1.2 mg SMV as a local drug delivery system and as an adjunct to scaling and root planing (SRP) in the treatment of aggressive periodontitis (AgP). A total of 68 intrabony defects from 24 patients with AgP were treated either with 1.2 mg SMV gel or placebo gel. The subjects were randomly assigned to SRP + placebo (group 1; n = 12) or SRP + SMV (group 2; n = 12)...
March 2017: International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192878/neuroprotective-effects-of-pretreatment-with-quercetin-as-assessed-by-acetylcholinesterase-assay-and-behavioral-testing-in-poloxamer-407-induced-hyperlipidemic-rats
#13
Josiane B S Braun, Jader B Ruchel, Stephen A Adefegha, Ana Paula V Coelho, Kelly B Trelles, Cristiane Signor, Maribel A Rubin, Juliana S Oliveira, Guilherme L Dornelles, Cinthia M de Andrade, Lívia G Castilhos, Daniela B R Leal
Hyperlipidemia is a group of disorders characterized by excessive lipids in the bloodstream. It is associated with the incidence of cardiovascular diseases and recognized as the most important factor underlying the occurrence of atherosclerosis. This study was conducted to investigate whether pretreatment with quercetin can protect against possible memory impairment and deterioration of the cholinergic system in hyperlipidemic rats. Animals were divided into ten groups (n=7): saline/control, saline/quercetin 5mg/kg, saline/quercetin 25mg/kg, saline/quercetin 50mg/kg, saline/simvastatin (0...
February 7, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188410/simvastatin-inhibits-il-1%C3%AE-induced-apoptosis-and-extracellular-matrix-degradation-by-suppressing-the-nf-kb-and-mapk-pathways-in-nucleus-pulposus-cells
#14
Tu Ji, Li Wentian, Zhang Yukun, Wu Xinghuo, Song Yu, Kang Liang, Liu Wei, Wang Kun, Li Shuai, Hua Wenbin, Yang Cao
Statins are widely used hypocholesterolemic drugs that block the mevalonate pathway. Some studies have shown that statins may have the potential to inhibit intervertebral disk (IVD) degeneration (IDD). Interleukin (IL)-1β, a catabolic cytokine, is a key regulator of IDD. This study aimed to investigate the mechanism underlying the effect of simvastatin on IDD. The viability of nucleus pulposus (NP) cells was determined by the methyl-thiazolyl-tetrazolium (MTT) assay. The apoptosis of NP cells was measured by flow cytometric analysis, terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase dUTP nick end labeling (TUNEL), and western blotting of relevant apoptotic proteins...
February 10, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185473/statins-for-secondary-prevention-clinical-use-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-in-wales
#15
Majd B Protty, Arron Lacey, Jamie Hayes, Phillip Freeman
AIM: Statins have a proven role for the secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease. Despite this, typical patient use in real life is variable. Our aim was to investigate the typical clinical use, including adherence, for statins in a sample population in South Wales (UK). METHODS: We identified 2248 patients admitted to hospitals in South Wales with acute coronary syndrome using a retrospective 3-year-long longitudinal study. We performed data linkage using the Secure Anonymized Information Linkage databank...
February 10, 2017: Future Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179616/role-of-simvastatin-and-ror%C3%AE-activity-in-the-macrophage-apoptotic-pathway
#16
Neslihan Çoban, Çağrı Güleç, Bilge Özsait Selçuk, Nihan Erginel-Ünaltuna
OBJECTIVE: Atherosclerosis is a chronic inflammatory condition and is one of the main causes of death worldwide. Macrophages play important roles in the formation of atherosclerotic plaques. Apoptosis is progressively observed while plaques develop, although the precise mechanisms and outcomes of apoptosis in atherosclerosis development and progression are still contradictory. This study was conducted to explore the effects of simvastatin and retinoic acid receptor-related orphan receptor alpha (RORα) ligands on apoptosis in human acute monocytic leukemia (THP-1) macrophage cells...
February 1, 2017: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174051/simvastatin-protects-human-melanocytes-from-h2o2-induced-oxidative-stress-by-activating-nrf2
#17
Yuqian Chang, Shuli Li, Weinan Guo, Yuqi Yang, Weigang Zhang, Qian Zhang, Yuanmin He, Xiuli Yi, Tingting Cui, Yawen An, Pu Song, Zhe Jian, Ling Liu, Kai Li, Gang Wang, Tianwen Gao, Lin Wang, Chunying Li
The prevention of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)-induced oxidative stress has been proved to be beneficial to vitiligo patients. Simvastatin possesses anti-oxidative capacity and has shown protective effect in various oxidative stress-related diseases. However, whether simvastatin can protect human melanocytes against oxidative stress has not been investigated. In the present study, we initially found that pre-treatment of 0.1 μM to 1.0 μM simvastatin led to increased cell viability and decreased cell apoptosis of melanocytes in response to H2O2...
February 4, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28172688/p791-activation-of-the-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-after-simvastatin-and-recombinant-antagonist-of-receptors-of-interleukin-1-treatment-in-a-rat-model-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#18
A Kamyshnyi, V Kamyshna, A Kozachuk
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169856/postinterventional-critical-care-management-of-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
#19
Sudhir Datar, Alejandro A Rabinstein
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Subarachnoid hemorrhage from a ruptured aneurysm (aSAH) is a complex disorder with the potential to have devastating effects on the brain as well as other organ systems. After more than 3 decades of research, the underlying pathophysiologic mechanisms remain incompletely understood and important questions remain regarding the evaluation and management of these patients. The purpose of this review is to analyze the recent literature and improve our understanding of certain key clinical aspects...
February 4, 2017: Current Opinion in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165814/targeting-delivery-of-simvastatin-using-icam-1-antibody-conjugated-nanostructured-lipid-carriers-for-acute-lung-injury-therapy
#20
Shu-Juan Li, Xiao-Juan Wang, Jing-Bo Hu, Xu-Qi Kang, Li Chen, Xiao-Ling Xu, Xiao-Ying Ying, Sai-Ping Jiang, Yong-Zhong Du
Acute lung injury (ALI) is a critical illness without effective therapeutic modalities currently. Recent studies indicated potential efficacy of statins for ALI, while high-dose statins was suggested to be significant for attenuating inflammation in vivo. Therefore, a lung-targeted drug delivery system (DDS) delivering simvastatin (SV) for ALI therapy was developed, attempting to improve the disease with a decreased dose and minimize potential adverse effects. SV-loaded nanostructured lipid carriers (SV/NLCs) with different size were prepared primarily...
November 2017: Drug Delivery
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