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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143219/glutamatergic-gabaergic-and-endocannabinoid-neurotransmissions-within-the-dorsal-hippocampus-modulate-the-cardiac-baroreflex-function-in-rats
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Nilson Carlos Ferreira-Junior, Davi Campos Lagatta, Leonardo Barbosa Moraes Resstel
The dorsal hippocampus (DH) is involved in the modulation of the cardiac baroreflex function. There is a wide expression of the NMDA and AMPA/Kainate receptors within the DH. Glutamate administration into the DH triggers both tachycardia and pressor responses. Moreover, GABAergic interneurons and endocannabinoid system play an important role in modulation of the activity of glutamatergic neurons within the DH. Therefore, the present work aimed to evaluate the involvement of the glutamatergic, GABAergic, and endocannabinoid neurotransmissions within the DH in cardiac baroreflex function in rats...
November 15, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135658/muscle-strength-influences-pressor-responses-to-static-handgrip-in-men-and-women
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Karambir Notay, Jordan B Lee, Anthony V Incognito, Jeremy D Seed, Adam A Arthurs, Philip J Millar
PURPOSE: Whether differences in absolute muscle strength impact blood pressure (BP) responses to relative intensity static exercise remains controversial but could contribute to known sex-based differences and influence the interpretation of cross-sectional data. METHODS: One hundred thirty-two healthy participants (66 men and 66 women, age: 22±3yrs) underwent continuous seated measurements of BP (Finometer) and heart rate (electrocardiography) during baseline rest and two minutes of static handgrip (30% maximal voluntary contraction [MVC])...
November 10, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135543/pressor-vs-pressor-a-comparison-of-phenylephrine-norepinephrine
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Jonathan P Wanderer, James P Rathmell
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134979/amlodipine-corrects-changes-in-blood-pressure-and-baroreceptor-reflex-sensitivity-in-sprague-dawley-rats-fed-a-high-salt-diet
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A A Adejare, O A Sofola
High dietary salt ingestion causes elevated blood pressure both in humans and in experimental animals.Following reports that Calcium Channel Blockers may exhibit differences in the response of blood vessels to pressor agents,this study sought to test the effects of amlodipine on blood pressure (BP) and baroreceptor reflex sensitivity (BRS) responsesto high salt ingestion. Three groups of weanling Sprague-Dawley rats i.e. control rats (CR), salt loaded rats (SR) and saltloaded rats concomitantly administered orally with amlodipine (SR+Am) were used...
June 30, 2017: Nigerian Journal of Physiological Sciences: Official Publication of the Physiological Society of Nigeria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131007/proteinase-activated-receptor-2-sensitivity-of-amplified-trpa1-activity-in-skeletal-muscle-afferent-nerves-and-exercise-pressor-reflex-in-rats-with-femoral-artery-occlusion
#5
Jihong Xing, Jianhua Li
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Limb ischemia occurs in peripheral artery disease (PAD). Sympathetic nerve activity (SNA) that regulates blood flow directed to the ischemic limb is exaggerated during exercise in this disease, and transient receptor potential channel A1 (TRPA1) in thin-fiber muscle afferents contributes to the amplified sympathetic response. The purpose of the present study was to determine the role of proteinase-activated receptor-2 (PAR2) in regulating abnormal TRPA1 function and the TRPA1-mediated sympathetic component of the exercise pressor reflex...
November 6, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126194/central-and-peripheral-slow-pressor-mechanisms-contributing-to
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Jiao Lu, Hong-Wei Wang, Monir Ahmad, Marzieh Keshtkar-Jahromi, Mordecai P Blaustein, John Hamlyn, Frans H H Leenen
Aims: High salt intake markedly enhances hypertension induced by angiotensin II (Ang II). We explored central and peripheral slow-pressor mechanisms which may be activated by Ang II and salt. Methods and Results: In Protocol I, Wistar rats were infused subcutaneously with low- dose Ang II (150 ng/kg/min) and fed regular (0.4%) or high salt (2%) diet for 14 days. In Protocol II, Ang II -high salt was combined with intracerebroventricular infusion of mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) blockers (eplerenone, spironolactone), epithelial sodium channel (ENaC) blocker (benzamil), angiotensin II type 1 receptor (AT1R) blocker (losartan) or vehicles...
November 8, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122653/validation-of-an-automated-bilateral-feet-cold-pressor-test
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Petra Bachmann, Xinwei Zhang, Mauro F Larra, Dagmar Rebeck, Karsten Schönbein, Klaus P Koch, Hartmut Schächinger
The Cold Pressor Test (CPT) is often used in psychobiological research. However, the classical CPT version (unilateral hand immersion into ice-water) involves some disadvantages: hands may be needed for further applications, attentional drift towards the affected sensory hemi-field and/or physiological activation of the contralateral hemisphere may produce a laterality bias. Furthermore, instruction-induced motor activity may bias physiologic reactivity. To avoid these problems, a fully automated bilateral feet CPT was developed and tested for validity and feasibility...
November 6, 2017: International Journal of Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106594/estradiol-therapy-after-menopause-mitigates-effects-of-stress-on-cortisol-and-working-memory
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Alexandra Ycaza Herrera, Howard N Hodis, Wendy J Mack, Mara Mather
Context: Postmenopausal estradiol therapy (ET) can reduce the stress response. However, it remains unclear whether such reductions can mitigate effects of stress on cognition. Objective: Investigate effects of ET on cortisol response to a physical stressor, cold pressor test (CPT), and whether ET attenuates stress effects on working memory. Design: Women completed the CPT or control condition across two sessions and subsequently completed a sentence span task...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104046/cardiovascular-pressor-effects-of-orexins-in-the-dorsomedial-hypothalamus
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Tzu-Ling Li, Jennifer Y S Chen, Shang-Cheng Huang, Yu-Wen E Dai, Ling-Ling Hwang
Orexins are important regulators of cardiovascular functions in various physiological and pathological conditions. The dorsomedial hypothalamus (DMH), an essential mediator of cardiovascular responses to stress, contains dense orexinergic innervations and receptors. We examined whether orexins can regulate cardiovascular functions through their actions in the DMH in anesthetized rats. An intra-DMH injection of orexin A (30pmol) produced elevation of arterial pressure and heart rate. Orexin A-sensitive sites were located within or immediately adjacent to the DMH and larger responses were induced at the compact part of the dorsomedial hypothalamic nucleus...
November 2, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103858/mental-stress-peripheral-vascular-reactivity-is-elevated-in-women-with-coronary-vascular-dysfunction-results-from-the-nhlbi-sponsored-cardiac-autonomic-nervous-system-cans-study
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Puja K Mehta, Melody Hermel, Michael D Nelson, Galen Cook-Wiens, Elizabeth A Martin, Ayman A Alkhoder, Janet Wei, Margo Minissian, Chrisandra L Shufelt, Sailaja Marpuri, David Hermel, Amit Shah, Michael R Irwin, David S Krantz, Amir Lerman, C Noel Bairey Merz
BACKGROUND: Women with chest pain, ischemia, and no obstructive coronary artery disease often have coronary vascular dysfunction (CVaD). Peripheral vascular reactivity to mental stress may contribute mechanistic understanding of stress-induced ischemia in women with CVaD. METHODS: 62 women (41 CVaD and 21 controls) underwent mental stress testing (MST) with anger recall, mental arithmetic, and forehead cold pressor (COP) challenge. Emotional arousal was measured (Likert scale)...
October 22, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101169/voluntary-apnea-during-dynamic-exercise-activates-the-muscle-metaboreflex-in-humans
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Masashi Ichinose, Mayumi Matsumoto, Naoto Fujii, Narumi Yoshitake, Takeshi Nishiyasu
Voluntary apnea during dynamic exercise evokes marked bradycardia, peripheral vasoconstriction and pressor responses. However, the mechanism(s) underlying the cardiovascular responses seen during apnea in exercising humans is unknown. We therefore tested the hypothesis that the muscle metaboreflex contributes to the apnea-induced pressor response during dynamic exercise. Thirteen healthy subjects participated in apnea and control trials. In both trials, subjects performed a two-legged dynamic knee extension exercise at a workload that elicited heart rates around 100 beats/min...
November 3, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100174/the-role-of-genetic-variation-in-the-glucocorticoid-receptor-nr3c1-and-mineralocorticoid-receptor-nr3c2-in-the-association-between-cortisol-response-and-cognition-under-acute-stress
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Thomas Plieger, Andrea Felten, Hanna Splittgerber, Éilish Duke, Martin Reuter
Although HPA - axis reactivity has repeatedly been related to cognitive functioning, ambiguity remains regarding the direction of the effect, i.e. whether it benefits or impairs functioning. Genetic factors that contribute to HPA - axis reactivity on the one hand and to cognitive functioning on the other could therefore help clarify the association between stress and cognition. We genotyped 10 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) on the NR3C1 gene (rs10482682, rs33389, rs10482633, rs10515522, rs2963156, rs4128428, rs9324918, rs41423247, rs6189, rs10052957) coding for the glucocorticoid receptor (GR) and 4 SNPs on the NR3C2 gene (rs6810951, rs4635799, rs11099695, rs2070950) coding for the mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) and required N=126 healthy males to perform tasks assessing attention and reasoning before and after experiencing an acute laboratory stressor (the Socially Evaluated Cold Pressor Test, SECPT)...
October 28, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093373/-function-of-perivascular-nerves-in-insulin-resistance-induced-hypertension
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Shingo Takatori
 Many patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus develop hypertension, although the actual mechanism remains unknown. To clarify possible mechanisms of hypertension development in diabetes, this study investigated the acute or chronic influence of hyperinsulinemia and/or hyperglycemia on the function of perivascular nerves, which play a critical role in vascular tone regulation. Acute hyperinsulinemia in euglycemic pithed rats, which had no autonomic flow, significantly augmented adrenergic nerve-mediated pressor responses and inhibited calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP)-containing (CGRPergic) nerve-mediated depressor responses...
2017: Yakugaku Zasshi: Journal of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074414/non-adrenergic-vasoconstriction-and-vasodilatation-of-guinea-pig-aorta-by-%C3%AE-phenylethylamine-and-amphetamine-role-of-nitric-oxide-determined-with-l-name-and-no-scavengers
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Kenneth J Broadley, Harrison D Broadley
Sympathomimetic and trace amines, including β-phenylethylamine (PEA) and amphetamine, increase blood pressure and constrict isolated blood vessels. By convention this is regarded as a sympathomimetic response, however, recent studies suggest trace amine-associated receptor (TAAR) involvement. There is also uncertainty whether these amines also release nitric oxide (NO) causing opposing vasodilatation. These questions were addressed in guinea-pig isolated aorta, a species not previously examined. Guinea-pig aortic rings were set up to measure contractile tension...
October 23, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073513/the-socially-evaluated-handgrip-test-introduction-of-a-novel-time-efficient-stress-protocol
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Johannes B Finke, Grit I Kalinowski, Mauro F Larra, Hartmut Schächinger
Most widely-used stress-induction procedures (such as the TSST and the Cold Pressor Test) require considerable effort and overhead in terms of preparation, logistics, and staff recruitment. Moreover, while known to reliably induce HPA axis activation, especially when combined with social self-threat, most conventional laboratory stressors cannot be flexibly adapted to elicit either a mainly autonomic or an additional endocrine stress response. Being a promising alternative approach, a new version of the isometric handgrip test enriched by a social-evaluative component was evaluated in the present study...
October 18, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072497/efficacy-and-safety-of-ultrasound-guided-percutaneous-glue-embolization-in-iatrogenic-haemorrhagic-complications-of-paracentesis-and-thoracocentesis-in-cirrhotic-patients
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Amar Mukund, Vinay Kumar Dp, Naveen Kumar Condati, Ajeet Singh Bhadoria, Shiv Kumar Sarin
OBJECTIVE: To compare the safety and efficacy of ultrasound guided percutaneous glue (N-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate) embolization with transarterial embolization in the management of iatrogenically injured arteries while performing paracentesis or thoracocentesis in patients with chronic liver disease. METHODS: Hospital database was searched for cirrhotic patients having abdominal/thoracic wall haemorrhage following paracentesis/thoracocentesis procedure from January 2011 to June 2016...
November 8, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070830/environmental-stress-and-vestibular-inputs-modulate-cardiovascular-responses-to-orthostasis-in-hypertensive-rats
#17
Gábor Raffai, Csongor Csekő, György Nádasy, László Kocsis, László Dézsi, Stephen N Hunyor, Emil Monos
The frequent accompaniment of hypertension by orthostatic circulatory disorders prompted us to investigate the effect of repeated and sustained head-up and head-down tilt positions on cardiovascular responses in spontaneously hypertensive rats vs. Wistar rats using radiotelemetric implants. Repeated orthostasis caused a transient elevation in blood pressure (7.3±1.7 mmHg) and heart rate (39.7±10.5 BPM), while repeated antiorthostasis led only to reversible tachycardia (85.6±11.7-54.3±16.8 BPM) in spontaneously hypertensive rats...
October 26, 2017: Hypertension Research: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069584/dendritic-cell-amiloride-sensitive-channels-mediate-sodium-induced-inflammation-and-hypertension
#18
Natalia R Barbaro, Jason D Foss, Dmytro O Kryshtal, Nikita Tsyba, Shivani Kumaresan, Liang Xiao, Raymond L Mernaugh, Hana A Itani, Roxana Loperena, Wei Chen, Sergey Dikalov, Jens M Titze, Bjorn C Knollmann, David G Harrison, Annet Kirabo
Sodium accumulates in the interstitium and promotes inflammation through poorly defined mechanisms. We describe a pathway by which sodium enters dendritic cells (DCs) through amiloride-sensitive channels including the alpha and gamma subunits of the epithelial sodium channel and the sodium hydrogen exchanger 1. This leads to calcium influx via the sodium calcium exchanger, activation of protein kinase C (PKC), phosphorylation of p47(phox), and association of p47(phox) with gp91(phox). The assembled NADPH oxidase produces superoxide with subsequent formation of immunogenic isolevuglandin (IsoLG)-protein adducts...
October 24, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066763/urotensin-ii-exerts-pressor-effects-by-stimulating-renin-and-aldosterone-synthase-gene-expression
#19
Brasilina Caroccia, Mirko Menegolo, Teresa M Seccia, Lucia Petrelli, Michele Antonello, Alice Limena, Andrea Porzionato, Raffaele De Caro, Marko Poglitsch, Gian Paolo Rossi
We investigated the in vivo pressor effects of the potent vasoconstrictor Urotensin II (UII). We randomized normotensive Sprague-Dawley rats into 4 groups that received a 7-day UII infusion (cases) or vehicle (controls). Group 1 received normal sodium intake; Group 2 underwent unilateral nephrectomy and salt loading; Group 3 received spironolactone, besides unilateral nephrectomy and salt loading; Group 4 only received spironolactone. UII raised BP transiently after a lag phase of 12-36 hours in Group 1, and progressively over the week in Group 2...
October 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064890/carotid-artery-reactivity-predicts-events-in-peripheral-arterial-disease-patients
#20
Anke C C M van Mil, Sjaak Pouwels, Jelmer Wilbrink, Michiel C Warlé, Dick H J Thijssen
OBJECTIVE: Patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) have increased risk on future cerebro- and cardiovascular events. Our aim was to examine whether carotid artery reactivity (CAR; a novel, simple procedure to examine endothelial function) predicts cardiovascular events in PAD patients. BACKGROUND: Increased risk for future cardiovascular events in PAD patients is likely related to endothelial dysfunction, highlighting the necessity for simple assessment of endothelial function...
October 23, 2017: Annals of Surgery
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