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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330517/iron-induced-calcification-in-human-aortic-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells-through-interleukin-24-il-24-with-without-tnf-alpha
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Sayuri Kawada, Yasuyuki Nagasawa, Mutsuki Kawabe, Hideki Ohyama, Aritoshi Kida, Nahoko Kato-Kogoe, Masayoshi Nanami, Yukiko Hasuike, Takahiro Kuragano, Hiromitsu Kishimoto, Keiji Nakasho, Takeshi Nakanishi
In CKD patients, arteriosclerotic lesions, including calcification, can occur in vascular smooth muscle cells in a process called Moenckeberg's medial arteriosclerosis. Iron overload induces several complications, including the acceleration of arteriosclerosis. However, the relationship between Moenckeberg's arteriosclerosis in vascular smooth muscle cells and iron accumulation has remained unknown. We tested the accelerated effect of iron on calcification in cultured human aortic vascular smooth muscle cells (HASMCs)...
January 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304096/exogenous-bmp7-in-aortae-of-rats-with-chronic-uremia-ameliorates-expression-of-profibrotic-genes-but-does-not-reverse-established-vascular-calcification
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Eva Gravesen, Maria Lerche Mace, Anders Nordholm, Jacob Hofman-Bang, Keith Hruska, Carsten Haagen Nielsen, Andreas Kjær, Klaus Olgaard, Ewa Lewin
Hyperphosphatemia and vascular calcification are frequent complications of chronic renal failure and bone morphogenetic protein 7 (BMP7) has been shown to protect against development of vascular calcification in uremia. The present investigation examined the potential reversibility of established uremic vascular calcification by treatment of uremic rats with BMP7. A control model of isogenic transplantation of a calcified aorta from uremic rats into healthy littermates examined whether normalization of the uremic environment reversed vascular calcification...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300243/clinical-relevance-of-aortic-stiffness-in-end-stage-renal-disease-and-diabetes-implication-for-hypertension-management
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Alexandra Yannoutsos, Sola Aoun Bahous, Michel E Safar, Jacques Blacher
: Evidence suggests that aortic stiffness may antedate and contribute initially to the development of hypertension and cardiovascular risk (CVR). In treated hypertensive patients, both diabetes and end-stage renal disease (ESRD) are comorbid conditions associated with increased aortic stiffness and high CVR. Thus, the pathophysiological relationship between aortic stiffness, blood pressure (BP) and CVR may have clinical implication in the management of hypertension. In patients with diabetes or ESRD, aortic stiffness is a significant predictor of CVR, independently of BP control...
January 2, 2018: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29291210/the-role-of-the-placenta-in-prenatally-acquired-zika-virus-infection
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EDITORIAL
Mohammad Zare Mehrjardi, Farzaneh Shobeirian
Zika virus (ZIKV) is an arthropod-borne arbovirus from the family Flaviviridae, which has been recently confirmed to cause severe neurological abnormalities (such as microcephaly, brain parenchymal calcification, hydrocephalus, and malformations of cortical development) in the infected fetuses. The Placenta plays a multifold role in prenatally acquired ZIKV infection. It serves as a port of virus transmission to the fetus, and also can be directly affected by ZIKV leading to a diminished fetal blood supply or a disrupted/changed biological mediators' synthesis...
September 2017: Virusdisease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230685/calcitriol-reverses-the-down-regulation-pattern-of-tuberous-sclerosis-complex-genes-in-an-in-vitro-calcification-model
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Eraldo Fonseca Dos Santos Junior, Roberta Rodrigues de Lemos Gitirana, Darlene Paiva Bezerra, João Ricardo Mendes de Oliveira
Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is a neurocutaneous syndrome with autosomal dominant inheritance, and most of the cases are related to loss of function of the TSC1 and TSC2 genes. TSC may occur with a wide range of clinical findings and skin, kidney, brain, and heart are the most commonly affected organs. Brain calcifications in TSC are also described and reported as diffuse and without pattern of symmetry or bilaterality. Recently, a new discovery opened the possibility of using vitamin D (VitD) for treating cerebral calcifications...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience: MN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197521/high-phosphate-induced-downregulation-of-ppar%C3%AE-contributes-to-ckd-associated-vascular-calcification
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Liang Liu, Yong Liu, Ying Zhang, Xianjin Bi, Ling Nie, Chi Liu, Jiachuan Xiong, Ting He, Xinlin Xu, Yanlin Yu, Ke Yang, Jun Gu, Yunjian Huang, Jingbo Zhang, Zhiren Zhang, Bo Zhang, Jinghong Zhao
Medial arterial calcification associated with hyperphosphatemia is a main cause of cardiovascular mortality in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), but the mechanisms underlying high phosphate-induced vascular calcification remain largely unknown. Here, we observed a significant decrease in the expression of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma (PPARγ) in calcified arteries both in CKD patients and in a mouse model of CKD with hyperphosphatemia. In vitro, high phosphate treatment led to a decreased expression of PPARγ in mouse vascular smooth muscle cells (VMSCs), accompanied by apparent osteogenic differentiation and calcification...
November 29, 2017: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182986/amelioration-of-cadmium-induced-testes-damage-in-rats-by-the-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Heba Allah M Elbaghdady, Maha A Alwaili, Reda S El-Demerdash
Cadmium (Cd) and its compounds are highly toxic to virtually all organ systems of the mammals. Cd-induced testicular injuries have been reported in various animal species, using different protocols. The self-renewal capacity and the ability to generate different specialized cell types make the mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) one of the ideal choices for restoring tissue damages of various etiologies. The use of bone marrow-derived MSCs (BM-MSCs) is among the most recent strategies to repair the Cd-induced testicular damage, but empirical studies in this regard are largely missing...
November 25, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169286/sclerosing-mucoepidermoid-carcinoma-in-the-parotid-gland-with-crtc1-maml2-fusion-a-case-report
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Kei Yabuki, Atsuji Matsuyama, Eisuke Shiba, Gunji Nagatani, Masanori Hisaoka
In this article, we report a case of sclerosing mucoepidermoid carcinoma (MEC) arising in the parotid gland, with CRTC1-MAML2 gene fusion. A 73-year-old woman with a mass in the right parotid region was referred to our hospital. Radiological imaging tests revealed a well-defined mass, measuring 25 mm in diameter, with foci of calcification in the deep lobe of the parotid gland, extending to the parapharyngeal space. Microscopically, the tumor was composed of a proliferation of atypical glandular epithelial cells having intracytoplasmic mucin, squamoid cells, and intermediate cells arranged in nests embedded in a fibrosclerotic stroma, associated with a dense chronic inflammatory infiltrate containing immunoglobulin G4-immunoreactive plasma cells...
November 1, 2017: International Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152996/birth-defects-associated-with-congenital-zika-virus-infection-in-mexico
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Silvina Noemí Contreras-Capetillo, Nina Valadéz-González, Pablo Manrique-Saide, Rafael Eduardo Carcaño-Castillo, Freddy Pacheco-Tugores, Hirian Alonso Moshe Barrera-Pérez, Doris Pinto-Escalante, Manuel Lliteras-Cardín, José Alfredo Hoil-Parra, José Luis Cáceres-Solís, Norma Pavía-Ruz
Part of the work agenda of international health authorities is to define the clinical spectrum of the congenital Zika syndrome (CZS) in different territories. We describe the clinical variability that gave rise to the suspicion of CZS in 3 newborn patients in the south of Mexico with active transmission of Zika. All of them presented Zika RNA by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction and positive antibodies for IgM by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. None of the mothers tested positive for active viremia, only one mother had Zika-symptoms and titers of Zika-positive IgM...
November 1, 2017: Clinical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093223/identification-of-a-molecular-ph-sensor-in-coral
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Katie L Barott, Megan E Barron, Martin Tresguerres
Maintaining stable intracellular pH (pHi) is essential for homeostasis, and requires the ability to both sense pH changes that may result from internal and external sources, and to regulate downstream compensatory pH pathways. Here we identified the cAMP-producing enzyme soluble adenylyl cyclase (sAC) as the first molecular pH sensor in corals. sAC protein was detected throughout coral tissues, including those involved in symbiosis and calcification. Application of a sAC-specific inhibitor caused significant and reversible pHi acidosis in isolated coral cells under both dark and light conditions, indicating sAC is essential for sensing and regulating pHi perturbations caused by respiration and photosynthesis...
November 15, 2017: Proceedings. Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069247/reversal-of-uremic-tumoral-calcinosis-by-optimization-of-clinical-treatment-of-bone-and-mineral-metabolism-disorder
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Mariana Espiga Maioli, Vinicius Daher Alvares Delfino, Amanda Carolina Damasceno Zanuto Guerra, Luiz Fernando Kunii, Raquel Ferreira Nassar Frange
Tumoral calcinosis is an uncommon type of extraosseous calcification characterized by large rubbery or cystic masses containing calcium-phosphate deposits. The condition prevails in the periarticular tissue with preservation of osteoarticular structures. Elevated calcium-phosphorus products and severe secondary hyperparathyroidism are present in most patients with uremic tumoral calcionosis (UTC). Case report of an obese secondary to chronic glomerulonephritis, undergoing continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) reported the appearance of painless tumors in the medial surface of fifth finger and left arm...
April 2017: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia: ʹorgão Oficial de Sociedades Brasileira e Latino-Americana de Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030945/adenine-induced-chronic-kidney-disease-in-rats
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REVIEW
Vishal Diwan, Lindsay Brown, Glenda C Gobe
Many animal models have been developed to study the causes and treatments of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in humans, an insidious disease resulting from kidney injury and characterized by persistent functional decline for more than 3 months, with or without evidence of structural deficit. The eventual outcome of CKD may be end-stage kidney disease (ESKD), where patients need dialysis or transplantation to survive. Cardiovascular disease is accelerated in patients with CKD and contributes to increased mortality, with the relationship between CKD and cardiovascular disease being bi-directional...
January 2018: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026447/epigenome-alterations-in-aortic-valve-stenosis-and-its-related-left-ventricular-hypertrophy
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REVIEW
Igor Gošev, Martina Zeljko, Željko Đurić, Ivana Nikolić, Milorad Gošev, Sanja Ivčević, Dino Bešić, Zoran Legčević, Frane Paić
Aortic valve stenosis is the most common cardiac valve disease, and with current trends in the population demographics, its prevalence is likely to rise, thus posing a major health and economic burden facing the worldwide societies. Over the past decade, it has become more than clear that our traditional genetic views do not sufficiently explain the well-known link between AS, proatherogenic risk factors, flow-induced mechanical forces, and disease-prone environmental influences. Recent breakthroughs in the field of epigenetics offer us a new perspective on gene regulation, which has broadened our perspective on etiology of aortic stenosis and other aortic valve diseases...
2017: Clinical Epigenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016735/lncrna-tug1-sponges-mir-204-5p-to-promote-osteoblast-differentiation-through-upregulating-runx2-in-aortic-valve-calcification
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Cong Yu, Lifu Li, Fei Xie, Shichao Guo, Fayuan Liu, Nianguo Dong, Yongjun Wang
Aims: Emerging evidence indicates that long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) play a vital role in cardiovascular physiology and pathology. Although the lncRNA TUG1 is implicated in atherosclerosis, its function in calcific aortic valve disease (CAVD) remains unknown. Methods and Results: In this study, we found that TUG1 was highly expressed in human aortic valves and primary valve interstitial cells (VICs). Moreover, TUG1 knockdown induced inhibition of osteoblast differentiation in CAVD both in vitro and in vivo ...
September 4, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28954852/vascular-smooth-muscle-cells-and-arterial-stiffening-relevance-in-development-aging-and-disease
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REVIEW
Patrick Lacolley, Véronique Regnault, Patrick Segers, Stéphane Laurent
The cushioning function of large arteries encompasses distension during systole and recoil during diastole which transforms pulsatile flow into a steady flow in the microcirculation. Arterial stiffness, the inverse of distensibility, has been implicated in various etiologies of chronic common and monogenic cardiovascular diseases and is a major cause of morbidity and mortality globally. The first components that contribute to arterial stiffening are extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins that support the mechanical load, while the second important components are vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs), which not only regulate actomyosin interactions for contraction but mediate also mechanotransduction in cell-ECM homeostasis...
October 1, 2017: Physiological Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912780/inflammatory-markers-for-arterial-stiffness-in-cardiovascular-diseases
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REVIEW
Ioana Mozos, Clemens Malainer, Jarosław Horbańczuk, Cristina Gug, Dana Stoian, Constantin Tudor Luca, Atanas G Atanasov
Arterial stiffness predicts an increased risk of cardiovascular events. Inflammation plays a major role in large arteries stiffening, related to atherosclerosis, arteriosclerosis, endothelial dysfunction, smooth muscle cell migration, vascular calcification, increased activity of metalloproteinases, extracellular matrix degradation, oxidative stress, elastolysis, and degradation of collagen. The present paper reviews main mechanisms explaining the crosstalk between inflammation and arterial stiffness and the most common inflammatory markers associated with increased arterial stiffness, considering the most recent clinical and experimental studies...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895061/valvular-heart-disease-in-women-differential-remodeling-and-response-to-new-therapies
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REVIEW
Jaya Chandrasekhar, George Dangas, Roxana Mehran
In the United States, valvular heart disease (VHD) has a prevalence of 2.5%, most commonly presenting as aortic stenosis (AS) or mitral valve regurgitation (MR) and increasingly observed to be of a degenerative etiology. Women frequently have latent symptoms despite significant disease, and it is therefore pertinent to consider both clinical symptoms and imaging findings for decision-making on treatment. Indeed, significant advances have been made in noninvasive imaging allowing for more accurate diagnosis and disease prognostication...
September 11, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856360/postpartum-treatment-of-metastatic-recurrent-giant-cell-tumor-of-capitate-bone-of-wrist
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Robert L Satcher, Vinod Ravi, Wei-Lien Wang, Scott Oates
Giant cell tumors (GCTs) are aggressive benign lesions that occur in the bone epiphysis. They are most often found in the long bones of the lower extremities. Wrist bone involvement is rare, capitate bone involvement exceedingly rare. Treatment in the wrist usually consists of excision, local adjuvant treatment, and cementing and/or bone grafting. GCTs also metastasize to the lungs; pulmonary lesions are excised and systemic therapy provided. We present the case of a 19-year-old woman with GCT of the capitate bone...
July 2017: American Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851525/application-of-a-new-procedure-for-liquid-chromatography-mass-spectrometry-profiling-of-plasma-amino-acid-related-metabolites-and-untargeted-shotgun-proteomics-to-identify-mechanisms-and-biomarkers-of-calcific-aortic-stenosis
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Mariola Olkowicz, Janusz Debski, Patrycja Jablonska, Michal Dadlez, Ryszard T Smolenski
Calcific aortic valve stenosis (CAS) increasingly affects our ageing population, but the mechanisms of the disease and its biomarkers are not well established. Recently, plasma amino acid-related metabolite (AA) profiling has attracted attention in studies on pathology and development of biomarkers of cardiovascular diseases, but has not been studied in CAS. To evaluate the potential relationship between CAS and AA metabolome, a new ion-pairing reversed-phase liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (IP-RPLC-MS/MS) method has been developed and validated for simultaneous determination of 43 AAs in plasma of stenotic patients and age-matched control subjects...
September 29, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843411/the-activin-receptor-is-stimulated-in-the-skeleton-vasculature-heart-and-kidney-during-chronic-kidney-disease
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Matthew J Williams, Toshifumi Sugatani, Olga A Agapova, Yifu Fang, Joseph P Gaut, Marie-Claude Faugere, Hartmut H Malluche, Keith A Hruska
We examined activin receptor type IIA (ActRIIA) activation in chronic kidney disease (CKD) by signal analysis and inhibition in mice with Alport syndrome using the ActRIIA ligand trap RAP-011 initiated in 75-day-old Alport mice. At 200 days of age, there was severe CKD and associated Mineral and Bone Disorder (CKD-MBD), consisting of osteodystrophy, vascular calcification, cardiac hypertrophy, hyperphosphatemia, hyperparathyroidism, elevated FGF23, and reduced klotho. The CKD-induced bone resorption and osteoblast dysfunction was reversed, and bone formation was increased by RAP-011...
August 23, 2017: Kidney International
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