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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527302/aortic-adventitial-fibroblast-sensitivity-to-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-inhibitors-depends-on-substrate-stiffness
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Rebecca A Scott, Prathamesh M Kharkar, Kristi L Kiick, Robert E Akins
Adventitial fibroblasts (AFs) are key determinants of arterial function and critical mediators of arterial disease progression. The effects of altered stiffness, particularly those observed across individuals during normal vascular function, and the mechanisms by which AFs respond to altered stiffness, are not well understood. To study the effects of matrix stiffness on AF phenotype, cytokine production, and the regulatory pathways utilized to interpret basic cell-matrix interactions, human aortic AFs were grown in 5%, 7...
May 10, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526936/fingerprint-of-long-non-coding-rna-regulated-by-cyclic-mechanical-stretch-in-human-aortic-smooth-muscle-cells-implications-for-hypertension
#2
Laura-Eve Mantella, Krishna K Singh, Paul Sandhu, Crystal Kantores, Azza Ramadan, Nadiya Khyzha, Adrian Quan, Mohammed Al-Omran, Jason E Fish, Robert P Jankov, Subodh Verma
Emerging evidence suggests that long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) represent a cellular hub coordinating various cellular processes that are critical in health and disease. Mechanical stress triggers changes in vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) that in turn contribute to pathophysiological changes within the vasculature. We sought to evaluate the role that lncRNAs play in mechanical stretch-induced alterations of human aortic smooth muscle cells (HASMCs). RNA (lncRNA and mRNA) samples isolated from HASMCs that had been subjected to 10 or 20% elongation (1 Hz) for 24 h were profiled with the Arraystar Human LncRNA Microarray V3...
May 19, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526859/evaluation-of-arteriolar-smooth-muscle-cell-function-in-an-ex-vivo-microvascular-network-model
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Jessica M Motherwell, Mohammad S Azimi, Kristine Spicer, Natascha G Alves, Nicholas A Hodges, Jerome W Breslin, Prasad V G Katakam, Walter L Murfee
An emerging challenge in tissue engineering biomimetic models is recapitulating the physiological complexity associated with real tissues. Recently, our laboratory introduced the rat mesentery culture model as an ex vivo experimental platform for investigating the multi-cellular dynamics involved in angiogenesis within an intact microvascular network using time-lapse imaging. A critical question remains whether the vessels maintain their functionality. The objective of this study was to determine whether vascular smooth muscle cells in cultured microvascular networks maintain the ability to constrict...
May 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526517/regulation-of-rhoa-rock-and-sustained-arterial-contraction-by-low-cytosolic-ca-2-levels-during-prolonged-depolarization-of-arterial-smooth-muscle
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Cristina Porras-González, Antonio Ordóñez, Antonio Castellano, Juan Ureña
The role of L-type Ca(2+) channels (LTCCs) and RhoA/Rho kinase (ROCK) on depolarization-induced sustained arterial contraction lasting several minutes is already known. However, in vivo, vascular smooth muscle cells can be depolarized for longer periods, inducing substantial inactivation of LTCCs and markedly reducing Ca(2+) influx into the myocytes. We have examined, in femoral arterial rings, the role of LTCCs and RhoA/ROCK during long-lasting depolarization. Our results reveal a new vasoreactive response after 20-30min of depolarization in 2...
May 16, 2017: Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525946/ghrelin-attenuates-vascular-calcification-in-diabetic-patients-with-amputation
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Suining Xu, Fei Ye, Lihua Li, Jinchuan Yan, Zhengyang Bao, Zhen Sun, Liangjie Xu, Jie Zhu, Zhongqun Wang
Vascular calcification is established to be a critical factor in diabetes mellitus, which causes cardiovascular and amputation complication of diabetic patients. OPG/RANKL/RANK axis serves as a regulatory role in vascular calcification. Ghrelin, an endogenous ligand of growth hormone secretagogue receptor (GHSR), has been reported to exhibit potent cardiovascular protective effects. However, the role of ghrelin in the regulation of diabetic vascular calcification is still elusive. Here, we reported the role of ghrelin and its relationship with OPG/RANKL/RANK system in patients with diabetic foot amputation...
May 15, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524773/the-role-of-myeloid-cell-derived-pdgf-b-in-neotissue-formation-in-a-tissue-engineered-vascular-graft
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Ekene Onwuka, Cameron Best, Andrew Sawyer, Tai Yi, Eric Heuer, Malik Sams, Matthew Wiet, Hong Zheng, Themis Kyriakides, Christopher Breuer
AIM: Inflammatory myeloid lineage cells mediate neotissue formation in tissue-engineered vascular grafts, but the molecular mechanism is not completely understood. We examined the role of vasculogenic PDGF-B in tissue-engineered vascular graft neotissue development. MATERIALS & METHODS: Myeloid cell-specific PDGF-B knockout mice (PDGF-KO) were generated using bone marrow transplantation, and scaffolds were implanted as inferior vena cava interposition grafts in either PDGF-KO or wild-type mice...
May 19, 2017: Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524745/actin-cytoskeleton-regulates-functional-anchorage-migration-switch-during-t-cadherin-induced-phenotype-modulation-of-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells
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Agne Frismantiene, Emmanouil Kyriakakis, Boris Dasen, Paul Erne, Therese J Resink, Maria Philippova
Vascular smooth muscle cell (SMC) switching between differentiated and dedifferentiated phenotypes is reversible and accompanied by morphological and functional alterations that require reconfiguration of cell-cell and cell-matrix adhesion networks. Studies attempting to explore changes in overall composition of the adhesion nexus during SMC phenotype transition are lacking. We have previously demonstrated that T-cadherin knockdown enforces SMC differentiation, whereas T-cadherin upregulation promotes SMC dedifferentiation...
May 19, 2017: Cell Adhesion & Migration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524645/c1q-tnf-related-protein-9-inhibits-the-cholesterol-induced-vascular-smooth-muscle-cell-phenotype-switch-and-cell-dysfunction-by-activating-amp-dependent-kinase
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Qi Liu, Hui Zhang, Jiale Lin, Ruoxi Zhang, Shuyuan Chen, Wei Liu, Meng Sun, Wenjuan Du, Jingbo Hou, Bo Yu
Vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) switch to macrophage-like cells after cholesterol loading, and this change may play an important role in the progression of atherosclerosis. C1q/TNF-related protein 9 (CTRP9) is a recently discovered adipokine that has been shown to have beneficial effects on glucose metabolism and vascular function, particularly in regard to cardiovascular disease. The question of whether CTRP9 can protect VSMCs from cholesterol damage has not been addressed. In this study, the impact of CTRP9 on cholesterol-damaged VSMCs was observed...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524237/in-vitro-dialysis-of-cytokine-rich-plasma-with-high-and-medium-cut-off-membranes-reduces-its-procalcific-activity
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Kevin Willy, Michael Hulko, Markus Storr, Rose Speidel, Julia Gauss, Ralf Schindler, Daniel Zickler
Recently developed high-flux (HF) dialysis membranes with extended permeability provide better clearance of middle-sized molecules such as interleukins (ILs). Whether this modulation of inflammation influences the procalcific effects of septic plasma on vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) is not known. To assess the effects of high cut-off (HCO) and medium cut-off (MCO) membranes on microinflammation and in vitro vascular calcification we developed a miniature dialysis model. Plasma samples from lipopolysaccharide-spiked blood were dialyzed with HF, HCO, and MCO membranes in an in vitro miniature dialysis model...
May 19, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522698/oligogalacturonic-acid-inhibits-vascular-calcification-by-two-mechanisms-inhibition-of-vascular-smooth-muscle-cell-osteogenic-conversion-and-interaction-with-collagen
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Ahmed Hodroge, Eric Trécherel, Marjorie Cornu, Walaa Darwiche, Ali Mansour, Katia Ait-Mohand, Thomas Verissimo, Cathy Gomila, Carole Schembri, Sophie Da Nascimento, Redouan Elboutachfaiti, Agnès Boullier, Emmanuel Lorne, Josiane Courtois, Emmanuel Petit, Sylvestre Toumieux, José Kovensky, Pascal Sonnet, Ziad A Massy, Saïd Kamel, Claire Rossi, Jérôme Ausseil
OBJECTIVE: Cardiovascular diseases constitute the leading cause of mortality worldwide. Calcification of the vessel wall is associated with cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in patients having many diseases, including diabetes mellitus, atherosclerosis, and chronic kidney disease. Vascular calcification is actively regulated by inductive and inhibitory mechanisms (including vascular smooth muscle cell adaptation) and results from an active osteogenic process. During the calcification process, extracellular vesicles (also known as matrix vesicles) released by vascular smooth muscle cells interact with type I collagen and then act as nucleating foci for calcium crystallization...
May 18, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522697/circulating-microrna-125b-predicts-the-presence-and-progression-of-uremic-vascular-calcification
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Chia-Ter Chao, You-Pi Liu, Sheng-Fang Su, Hsiang-Yuan Yeh, Hsuan-Yu Chen, Pei-Jung Lee, Wan-Jiun Chen, Yee-Ming Lee, Jenq-Wen Huang, Chih-Kang Chiang, Kuan-Yu Hung, Huei-Wen Chen
OBJECTIVE: Vascular calcification (VC) is a major cause of mortality in patients with end-stage renal diseases. Biomarkers to predict the progression of VC early are in urgent demand. APPROACH AND RESULTS: We identified circulating, cell-free microRNAs as potential biomarkers using in vitro VC models in which both rat and human aortic vascular smooth muscle cells were treated with high levels of phosphate to mimic uremic hyperphosphatemia. Using an Affymetrix microRNA array, we found that miR-125b and miR-382 expression levels declined significantly as biomineralization progressed, but this decline was only observed for miR-125b in the culture medium...
May 18, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522145/wnt-signaling-a-novel-pathway-regulating-blood-pressure-state-of-the-art-review
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REVIEW
Maen D Abou Ziki, Arya Mani
Recent antihypertensive trials show conflicting results on blood pressure (BP) targets in patient populations with different metabolic profiles, with lowest benefit from tight BP control observed in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. This paradox could arise from the heterogeneity of study populations and underscores the importance of precision medicine initiatives towards understanding and treating hypertension. Wnt signaling pathways and genetic variations in its signaling peptides have been recently associated with metabolic syndrome, hypertension and diabetes, generating a breakthrough for advancement of precision medicine in the field of hypertension...
May 4, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521674/sorbitane-monostearate-and-cholesterol-based-niosomes-for-oral-delivery-of-telmisartan-from-bench-to-preclinical-implementation-in-wistar-albino-rats
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Abdul Ahad, Mohammad Raish, Fahad I Al-Jenoobi, Abdullah M Al-Mohizea
BACKGROUND: Niosomes are non-ionic surfactant vesicles used as drug carriers for encapsulating both hydrophobic and hydrophilic drugs. The aim of the present study was to prepare and characterize niosomes formulations for oral delivery of telmisartan and evaluated for its antihypertensive activity. METHOD: Telmisartan loaded niosomes were prepared using thin film hydration method by varying the Span 60 and cholesterol at several molar ratios and characterized for vesicles size, polydispersity index, zeta potential, entrapment efficiency...
May 18, 2017: Current Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515448/involvement-of-vascular-aldosterone-synthase-in-phosphate-induced-osteogenic-transformation-of-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells
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Ioana Alesutan, Jakob Voelkl, Martina Feger, Denise V Kratschmar, Tatsiana Castor, Sobuj Mia, Michael Sacherer, Robert Viereck, Oliver Borst, Christina Leibrock, Meinrad Gawaz, Makoto Kuro-O, Stefan Pilz, Andreas Tomaschitz, Alex Odermatt, Burkert Pieske, Carsten A Wagner, Florian Lang
Vascular calcification resulting from hyperphosphatemia is a major determinant of mortality in chronic kidney disease (CKD). Vascular calcification is driven by aldosterone-sensitive osteogenic transformation of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs). We show that even in absence of exogenous aldosterone, silencing and pharmacological inhibition (spironolactone, eplerenone) of the mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) ameliorated phosphate-induced osteo-/chondrogenic transformation of primary human aortic smooth muscle cells (HAoSMCs)...
May 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515434/cerebral-blood-flow-regulation-and-neurovascular-dysfunction-in-alzheimer-disease
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REVIEW
Kassandra Kisler, Amy R Nelson, Axel Montagne, Berislav V Zlokovic
Cerebral blood flow (CBF) regulation is essential for normal brain function. The mammalian brain has evolved a unique mechanism for CBF control known as neurovascular coupling. This mechanism ensures a rapid increase in the rate of CBF and oxygen delivery to activated brain structures. The neurovascular unit is composed of astrocytes, mural vascular smooth muscle cells and pericytes, and endothelia, and regulates neurovascular coupling. This Review article examines the cellular and molecular mechanisms within the neurovascular unit that contribute to CBF control, and neurovascular dysfunction in neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer disease...
May 18, 2017: Nature Reviews. Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515053/berberine-reduced-blood-pressure-and-improved-vasodilation-in-diabetic-rats
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Yu-Guang Ma, Liang Liang, Yin-Bin Zhang, Bao-Feng Wang, Yun-Gang Bai, Zhi-Jun Dai, Man-Jiang Xie, Zhong-Wei Wang
Hyperglycemia and hypertension are considered to be the two leading risk factors for vascular disease in diabetic patients. However, few pharmacologic agents could provide a combinational therapy for controlling hyperglycemia and hypertension at the same time in diabetes. We aimed to investigate whether berberine treatment could directly reduce blood pressure in diabetes and what is the molecular mechanism underlying the vascular protection of berberine in diabetic rats. Berberine (50, 100, and 200 mg/kg/day) was intragastrically administered to diabetic rats for 8 weeks since the injection of streptozotocin...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514967/at1-receptor-response-to-non-saturating-ang-ii-concentrations-is-amplified-by-calcium-channel-blockers
#17
Kristoffer Bernhem, Kalaiselvan Krishnan, Alexander Bondar, Hjalmar Brismar, Anita Aperia, Lena Scott
BACKGROUND: Blockers of angiotensin II type 1 receptor (AT1R) and the voltage gated calcium channel 1.2 (CaV1.2) are commonly used for treatment of hypertension. Yet there is little information about the effect of physiological concentrations of angiotensin II (AngII) on AT1R signaling and whether there is a reciprocal regulation of AT1R signaling by CaV1.2. METHODS: To elucidate these questions, we have studied the Ca(2+) signaling response to physiological and pharmacological AngII doses in HEK293a cells, vascular smooth muscle cells and cardiomyocytes using a Ca(2+) sensitive dye as the principal sensor...
May 17, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514904/effects-of-viola-mandshurica-on-atherosclerosis-and-hepatic-steatosis-in-apoe-formula-see-text-via-the-ampk-pathway
#18
Sun Haeng Park, Yoon-Young Sung, Kyoung Jin Nho, Dong Sun Kim, Ho Kyoung Kim
Atherosclerosis was previously thought to be a disease that primarily involves lipid accumulation in the arterial wall. In this report, we investigated the effect of Viola mandshurica W. Becker (V. mandshurica) water extract on atherosclerosis in apolipoprotein E deficient (ApoE[Formula: see text]) mice. The administration of V. mandshurica to high-fat diet-fed mice reduced body weight, liver weight, and serum levels of lipids (total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol, triglycerides), glucose, alanine transaminase, and aspartate transaminase...
May 18, 2017: American Journal of Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513870/activation-of-the-nrf2-are-signaling-pathway-prevents-hyperphosphatemia-induced-vascular-calcification-by-inducing-autophagy-in-renal-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells
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Li Yao, Jian Wang, Bin-Yao Tian, Tian-Hua Xu, Zi-Tong Sheng
This study investigates the effect of nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2-antioxidant response element (Nrf2-ARE) signaling pathway in vascular calcification (VC) via inducing Autophagy in renal vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs). VSMCs were assigned into six experimental groups: the normal control, high phosphorus, si-negative control (si-NC), Nrf2-siRNA, over-expressed Nrf2 and negative control (NC) groups. RT-PCR was applied to detect the mRNA expressions of the desired Nrf2-ARE signaling pathway-related genes (Nrf2, NQO-1, HO-1, γ-GCS)...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513236/enhanced-gap-junctional-channel-activity-between-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells-in-cerebral-artery-of-spontaneously-hypertensive-rats
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Li-Jie Wang, Ke-Tao Ma, Wen-Yan Shi, Ying-Zi Wang, Lei Zhao, Xin-Yan Chen, Xin-Zhi Li, Xue-Wei Jiang, Zhong-Shuang Zhang, Li Li, Jun-Qiang Si
The aim of the present study is to investigate the effects of hypertension on the gap junctions between vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) in the cerebral arteries (CAs) of spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs). The functions of gap junctions in the CAs of VSMCs in SHRs and control normotensive Wistar-Kyoto (WKY) rats were studied using whole-cell patch clamp recordings and pressure myography, and the expression levels of connexins were analyzed using reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction and Western blot analyses...
May 17, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
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