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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345303/arterial-ageing-from-endothelial-dysfunction-to-vascular-calcification
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M Tesauro, A Mauriello, V Rovella, M Annicchiarico-Petruzzelli, C Cardillo, G Melino, N Di Daniele
Complex structural and functional changes occur in the arterial system with advancing age. The aged artery is characterized by changes in microRNA expression patterns, autophagy, smooth muscle cell migration and proliferation, and arterial calcification with progressively increased mechanical vessel rigidity and stiffness. With age the vascular smooth muscle cells modify their phenotype from contractile to 'synthetic' determining the development of intimal thickening as early as the second decade of life as an adaptive response to forces acting on the arterial wall...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332248/citrate-attenuates-vascular-calcification-in-chronic-renal-failure-rats
#2
Yan Ou, Zengying Liu, Shuiqin Li, Xiaojing Zhu, Yan Lin, Jin Han, Zhaoyang Duan, Lining Jia, Baosong Gui
Vascular calcification (VC) is a major contributor of cardiovascular dysfunction in chronic renal failure (CRF). Citrate binds calcium and inhibits the growth of calcium crystals. This present study intends to evaluate the effect of citrate on VC in adenine-induced CRF rats. The rats were randomly divided into five groups: the control group, the citrate control group, model group, model rats with low-dose treatment of citrate (216 mg/kg) and model rats with high-dose treatment of citrate (746 mg/kg). The rats were euthanized at 5 weeks with their blood and aorta in detection...
March 23, 2017: APMIS: Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica, et Immunologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296742/pseudohypoparathyroidism-with-basal-ganglia-calcification-a-case-report-of-rare-cause-of-reversible-parkinsonism
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Cheng-Yuan Song, Zhen-Xiang Zhao, Wei Li, Cong-Cong Sun, Yi-Ming Liu
RATIONALE: Parkinsonism can be secondary to many internal diseases, in some certain conditions, it seems that the clinical manifestations of parkinsonism presenting reversible. We report a case of patient with parkinsonism secondary to pseudohypoparathyroidism, who improved markedly after the supplement of serum calcium. PATIENT CONCERNS AND DIAGNOSES: A 52-year-old woman with acute parkinsonism was diagnosed as pseudohypoparathyroidism after the conducting of brain computed tomography, laboratory examinations, and gene detection...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292746/robust-generation-of-quiescent-porcine-valvular-interstitial-cell-cultures
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Ana M Porras, Nicole C A van Engeland, Evelyn Marchbanks, Ann McCormack, Carlijn V C Bouten, Magdi H Yacoub, Najma Latif, Kristyn S Masters
BACKGROUND: Valvular interstitial cells (VICs) in the healthy aortic valve leaflet exhibit a quiescent phenotype, with <5% of VICs exhibiting an activated phenotype. Yet, in vitro culture of VICs on tissue culture polystyrene surfaces in standard growth medium results in rapid transformation to an activated phenotype in >90% of cells. The inability to preserve a healthy VIC phenotype during in vitro studies has hampered the elucidation of mechanisms involved in calcific aortic valve disease...
March 14, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286773/the-strategy-to-prevent-and-regress-the-vascular-calcification-in-dialysis-patients
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REVIEW
Nai-Ching Chen, Chih-Yang Hsu, Chien-Liang Chen
The high prevalence of arterial calcification in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) is far beyond the explanation by common cardiovascular risk factors such as aging, diabetes, hypertension, and dyslipidemia. The finding relies on the fact that vascular and valvular calcifications are predictors of cardiovascular diseases and mortality in persons with chronic renal failure. In addition to traditional cardiovascular risk factors such as diabetes mellitus and blood pressure control, other ESRD-related risks such as phosphate retention, excess calcium, and prolonged dialysis time also contribute to the development of vascular calcification...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286758/role-of-vitamin-d-in-uremic-vascular-calcification
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REVIEW
Yi-Chou Hou, Wen-Chih Liu, Cai-Mei Zheng, Jing-Quan Zheng, Tzung-Hai Yen, Kuo-Cheng Lu
The risk of cardiovascular death is 10 times higher in patients with CKD (chronic kidney disease) than in those without CKD. Vascular calcification, common in patients with CKD, is a predictor of cardiovascular mortality. Vitamin D deficiency, another complication of CKD, is associated with vascular calcification in patients with CKD. GFR decline, proteinuria, tubulointerstitial injury, and the therapeutic dose of active form vitamin D aggravate vitamin D deficiency and reduce its pleiotropic effect on the cardiovascular system...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260028/gremlin-1-suppression-increases-bmp-2-induced-osteogenesis-of-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Kongzu Hu, Heyan Sun, Binjie Gui, Cong Sui
Previous research focusing on rodent cells and animal models has demonstrated that gremlin-1 antagonizes bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) in order to suppress osteogenesis. However, the impact of gremlin‑1 on osteogenesis in human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) remains unknown. The aim of the present study was to test the effects of gremlin-1 on viability and in vitro BMP-2-induced osteogenic differentiation of human bone marrow‑derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). Gremlin‑1‑specific small interfering RNA (siRNA) inhibited gremlin‑1 mRNA and protein expression in human MSCs...
April 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259914/dynamics-of-mmp%C3%A2-9-mmp%C3%A2-2-and-timp%C3%A2-1-in-a-rat-model-of-brain-injury-combined-with-traumatic-heterotopic-ossification
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Wei-Zhe Shi, Jin-Yong Ju, Hai-Jun Xiao, Feng Xue, Jiang Wu, Ming-Mang Pan, Wei-Feng Ni
The present study aimed to detect early changes in the concentration of matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9), matrix metalloproteinase‑2 (MMP‑2) and tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase‑1 (TIMP‑1) in a rat model of brain injury combined with traumatic heterotopic ossification (HO). A total of 132 male Sprague‑Dawley rats were used to establish the experimental and control groups. Anatomy and sample collection were conducted on postoperative days 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7. Hematoxylin and eosin and immunohistochemical staining were performed for local tissues...
April 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235711/race-ethnic-and-sex-disparities-in-the-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-abdominal-aortic-calcification-association-the-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis
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Rosemay A Remigio-Baker, Matthew A Allison, Nketi I Forbang, Rohit Loomba, Cheryl A M Anderson, Matthew Budoff, Jeffrey B Schwimmer, Roger S Blumenthal, Pamela Ouyang, Michael H Criqui
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: This study investigated the associations of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and abdominal aortic calcification (AAC) volume and density, and whether these relationships vary by race/ethnicity and/or sex, information that are limited in current literature. METHODS: We studied 1004 adults from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis to assess the relationship between NAFLD (liver-to-spleen ratio <1) and the following measures of AAC: presence (volume score >0, using Poisson regression); change in volume score (increasing vs...
March 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167849/crosstalk-between-vitamins-a-b12-d-k-c-and-e-status-and-arterial-stiffness
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REVIEW
Ioana Mozos, Dana Stoian, Constantin Tudor Luca
Arterial stiffness is associated with cardiovascular risk, morbidity, and mortality. The present paper reviews the main vitamins related to arterial stiffness and enabling destiffening, their mechanisms of action, providing a brief description of the latest studies in the area, and their implications for primary cardiovascular prevention, clinical practice, and therapy. Despite inconsistent evidence for destiffening induced by vitamin supplementation in several randomized clinical trials, positive results were obtained in specific populations...
2017: Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128382/reproducible-in-vitro-model-for-dystrophic-calcification-of-cardiac-valvular-interstitial-cells-insights-into-the-mechanisms-of-calcific-aortic-valvular-disease
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Heather A Cirka, Johana Uribe, Vivian Liang, Frederick J Schoen, Kristen L Billiar
Calcific aortic valvular disease (CAVD) is the most prevalent valvular pathology in the United States. Development of a pharmacologic agent to slow, halt, or reverse calcification has proven to be unsuccessful as still much remains unknown about the mechanisms of disease initiation. Although in vitro models of some features of CAVD exist, their utility is limited by the inconsistency of the size and time course of the calcified cell aggregates. In this study, we introduce and verify a highly reproducible in vitro method for studying dystrophic calcification of cardiac valvular interstitial cells, considered to be a key mechanism of clinical CAVD...
January 27, 2017: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124567/phase-contrast-mri-evaluation-of-haemodynamic-changes-induces-by-a-coeliac-axis-stenosis-in-the-gastroduodenal-artery
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Audrey Haquin, Monica Sigovan, Salim Si-Mohamed, Jean-Yves Mabrut, Anne-Frédérique Manichon, Melisa Bakir, Agnès Rode, Loïc Boussel
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the correlation between the gastroduodenal artery (GDA) haemodynamic changes and the degree of coeliac axis (CA) stenosis using phase-contrast MRI. METHODS: The study was institutional review board approved, and written informed consent was obtained from patients included prospectively. A two-dimensional phase-contrast MRI was performed in 23 patients scheduled for a potential complex supramesocolic surgery, in a plane perpendicular to the GDA, during inspiration and expiration...
March 3, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123180/magnesium-prevents-phosphate-induced-vascular-calcification-via-trpm7-and-pit-1-in-an-aortic-tissue-culture-model
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Tomohiro Sonou, Masaki Ohya, Mitsuru Yashiro, Asuka Masumoto, Yuri Nakashima, Teppei Ito, Toru Mima, Shigeo Negi, Hiromi Kimura-Suda, Takashi Shigematsu
Previous clinical and experimental studies have indicated that magnesium may prevent vascular calcification (VC), but mechanistic characterization has not been reported. This study investigated the influence of increasing magnesium concentrations on VC in a rat aortic tissue culture model. Aortic segments from male Sprague-Dawley rats were incubated in serum-supplemented high-phosphate medium for 10 days. The magnesium concentration in this medium was increased to demonstrate its role in preventing VC, which was assessed by imaging and spectroscopy...
January 26, 2017: Hypertension Research: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057890/in-vitro-3d-model-and-mirna-drug-delivery-to-target-calcific-aortic-valve-disease
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REVIEW
Casper F T van der Ven, Pin-Jou Wu, Mark W Tibbitt, Alain van Mil, Joost P G Sluijter, Robert Langer, Elena Aikawa
Calcific aortic valve disease (CAVD) is the most prevalent valvular heart disease in the Western population, claiming 17000 deaths per year in the United States and affecting 25% of people older than 65 years of age. Contrary to traditional belief, CAVD is not a passive, degenerative disease but rather a dynamic disease, where initial cellular changes in the valve leaflets progress into fibrotic lesions that induce valve thickening and calcification. Advanced thickening and calcification impair valve function and lead to aortic stenosis (AS)...
February 1, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048959/expression-and-localization-of-carbonic-anhydrase-genes-in-the-serpulid-polychaete-hydroides-elegans
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Grant Batzel, Brian T Nedved, Michael G Hadfield
The metalloenzyme, carbonic anhydrase (CA), catalyzes the reversible hydration of carbon dioxide into bicarbonate, and is responsible for biomineralization processes in animals. In the Annelida, the marine worms in the family Serpulidae are typified by the construction of calcium carbonate tubes. Hydroides elegans, a common member of warmwater biofouling communities around the world, provides an outstanding model for studies of calcification. To better understand the molecular process of biomineralization in H...
December 2016: Biological Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004064/-secondary-hyperuricemia-in-chronic-renal-failure-promotes-vascular-calcification-in-rats
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Zhe Song, Yang Zhao, Xian Wang, Ming-Jiang Xu
The present study was aimed to explore the effects of hyperuricemia on vascular calcification in chronic renal failure (CRF) and the mechanisms. Adenine diet-induced CRF rat model was used. Twenty-three male 8-week-old Wistar rats were randomly divided into control group (Ctr, n = 5), CRF group (n = 8) and CRF plus allopurinol group (CRF + ALL, n = 10), and the rats were given standard diet plus standard drinking water, adenine diet plus standard drinking water and adenine diet plus allopurinol drinking for 6 weeks, respectively...
December 25, 2016: Sheng Li Xue Bao: [Acta Physiologica Sinica]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984337/inhibition-of-osteo-chondrogenic-transformation-of-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells-by-mgcl2-via-calcium-sensing-receptor
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Ioana Alesutan, Rashad Tuffaha, Tilman Auer, Martina Feger, Burkert Pieske, Florian Lang, Jakob Voelkl
OBJECTIVES: The progression of vascular calcification, an active process promoted by osteo/chondrogenic transformation of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) is attenuated by activation of the calcium-sensing receptor (CASR). Recent in-vitro studies revealed that vascular calcification could be blunted by Mg, but the underlying mechanisms remained elusive. The present study explored whether the effects of MgCl2 on vascular calcification involve the CASR. METHODS: Experiments were performed in primary human aortic smooth muscle cells (HAoSMCs) and in the mouse vascular calcification model of vitamin D3 overload...
March 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965940/coronary-calcification-is-reversely-related-with-bone-and-hair-calcium-the-relationship-among-different-calcium-pools-in-body
#18
Sang-Hoon Lee, Soo-Jung Park, Kyu-Nam Kim, Doo-Yeoun Cho, Young-Sang Kim, Bom-Taeck Kim
BACKGROUND: With aging, calcium efflux from bone is increased with age-related bone loss, and it can reduce bone mineral density (BMD). On the contrary, age-related calcium adoption into arterial wall progressively stiffens blood vessels. Theses process insinuates shift of calcium among different pools in body. However, their relationships have not been elucidated yet. So we investigated the correlation among calcium contents in different body pools, such as hair, bone, and blood vessels in women...
November 2016: Journal of Bone Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27959380/sequencing-and-bioinformatics-analysis-of-the-differentially-expressed-genes-in-herniated-discs-with-or-without-calcification
#19
Jia Shao, Miao Yu, Liang Jiang, Fengliang Wu, Xiaoguang Liu
The purpose of this study was to detect the differentially expressed genes between ossified herniated discs and herniated discs without ossification. In addition, we sought to identify a few candidate genes and pathways by using bioinformatics analysis. We analyzed 6 samples each of ossified herniated discs (experimental group) and herniated discs without ossification (control group). Purified mRNA and cDNA extracted from the samples were subjected to sequencing. The NOISeq method was used to statistically identify the differentially expressed genes (DEGs) between the 2 groups...
January 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939134/persistence-of-vascular-calcification-after-reversal-of-uremia
#20
Koba A Lomashvili, Kelly E Manning, M Neale Weitzmann, Valentin Nelea, Marc D McKee, W Charles O'Neill
The extent to which vascular calcification is reversible and the possible mechanisms are unclear. To address this, calcified aortas from uremic mice were transplanted orthotopically into normal mice, and the calcium content, histology, and minerals of the allografts were compared with the nontransplanted donor aorta. Calcium content decreased immediately after transplantation but remained constant thereafter, with 68% ± 12% remaining after 34 weeks. X-ray diffraction showed the presence of apatite in both donor aortas and allografts...
December 8, 2016: American Journal of Pathology
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