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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334670/genetic-ablation-of-trpv1-exacerbates-pressure-overload-induced-cardiac-hypertrophy
#1
Beihua Zhong, Jack Rubinstein, Shuangtao Ma, Donna H Wang
Transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) channels expressed in sensory nerves may regulate vascular tone and cardiovascular function via their anti-inflammatory effects by releasing neuropeptide calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP). Inflammation plays a role in the progression of cardiac hypertrophy and TRPV1 activation may be key to cardiac inflammatory processes. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that TRPV1 modulates inflammatory processes to protect the heart from pressure overload-induced hypertrophy and inflammatory responses...
January 12, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331700/effects-of-macrophage-migration-inhibitory-factor-on-cardiac-reperfusion-injury-in-mice-with-depression-induced-by-constant-darkness
#2
Lu-Yuan Tao, Ming-Yuan Huang, Saroj-Thapa, Jiao-Ni Wang, Shao-Ze Wu, Fei He, Kai-Yu Huang, Yang-Jing Xue, Lingwei-Jin, Lian-Ming Liao, Ji-Fei Tang, Kang-Ting Ji
RATIONALE: Depression is associated with coronary artery disease and increases adverse outcomes and mortality in patients with acute myocardial infarction, but the underlying pathophysiological mechanisms remain unclear. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) on cardiac ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury in mice with constant darkness-induced depression. METHODS AND RESULTS: Twenty C57BL/6 mice (8 weeks old, male) were randomly divided into 2 groups: one group was housed in a 12h light/dark cycle environment (LD) and the other in a constant darkness environment (DD)...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327811/an-aza-resveratrol-chalcone-derivative-6b-protects-mice-against-diabetic-cardiomyopathy-by-alleviating-inflammation-and-oxidative-stress
#3
Shengban You, Jianchang Qian, Chuchu Sun, Hailing Zhang, Shiju Ye, Taiwei Chen, Zheng Xu, Jingying Wang, Weijian Huang, Guang Liang
Inflammation and oxidative stress play a crucial role in the development of diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM). We previously had synthesized an Aza resveratrol-chalcone derivative 6b, of which effectively suppressing lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced inflammatory response in macrophages. This study aimed to investigate the potential protective effect of 6b on DCM and underlying mechanism. In H9c2 myocardial cells, 6b potently decreased high glucose (HG)-induced cell fibrosis, hypertrophy and apoptosis, alleviating inflammatory response and oxidant stress...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324754/fast-quantitative-murine-cardiac-19f-mri-mrs-of-pfce-labeled-progenitor-stem-cells-and-macrophages-at-9-4t
#4
Christakis Constantinides, Mahon Maguire, Eileen McNeill, Ricardo Carnicer, Edyta Swider, Mangala Srinivas, Carolyn A Carr, Jurgen E Schneider
PURPOSE: To a) achieve cardiac 19F-Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of perfluoro-crown-ether (PFCE) labeled cardiac progenitor stem cells (CPCs) and bone-derived bone marrow macrophages, b) determine label concentration and cellular load limits, and c) achieve spectroscopic and image-based quantification. METHODS: Theoretical simulations and experimental comparisons of spoiled-gradient echo (SPGR), rapid acquisition with relaxation enhancement (RARE), and steady state at free precession (SSFP) pulse sequences, and phantom validations, were conducted using 19F MRI/Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS) at 9...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295868/the-immunoproteasome-specific-inhibitor-onx-0914-reverses-susceptibility-to-acute-viral-myocarditis
#5
Nadine Althof, Carl Christoph Goetzke, Meike Kespohl, Karolin Voss, Arnd Heuser, Sandra Pinkert, Ziya Kaya, Karin Klingel, Antje Beling
Severe heart pathology upon virus infection is closely associated with the immunological equipment of the host. Since there is no specific treatment available, current research focuses on identifying new drug targets to positively modulate predisposing immune factors. Utilizing a murine model with high susceptibility to coxsackievirus B3-induced myocarditis, this study describes ONX 0914-an immunoproteasome-specific inhibitor-as highly protective during severe heart disease. Represented by reduced heart infiltration of monocytes/macrophages and diminished organ damage, ONX 0914 treatment reversed fulminant pathology...
January 2, 2018: EMBO Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289651/neutrophil-gelatinase-associated-lipocalin-from-immune-cells-is-mandatory-for-aldosterone-induced-cardiac-remodeling-and-inflammation
#6
Mathieu Buonafine, Ernesto Martínez-Martínez, Cristian Amador, Basile Gravez, Jaime Ibarrola, Amaya Fernández-Celis, Soumaya El Moghrabi, Patrick Rossignol, Natalia López-Andrés, Frédéric Jaisser
Immune system activation is involved in cardiovascular (CV) inflammation and fibrosis, following activation of the mineralocorticoid receptor (MR). We previously showed that Neutrophil Gelatinase-Associated Lipocalin (NGAL) is a novel target of MR signaling in CV tissue and plays a critical role in aldosterone/MR-dependent hypertension and fibrosis. We hypothesized that the production of NGAL by immune cells may play an important part in the mediation of these deleterious mineralocorticoid-induced effects. We analyzed the effect of aldosterone on immune cell recruitment and NGAL expression in vivo...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287725/activated-protein-c-protects-against-pressure-overload-induced-hypertrophy-through-ampk-signaling
#7
Courtney Cates, Thomas Rousselle, Jinli Wang, Nanhu Quan, Lin Wang, Xu Chen, Likui Yang, Alireza R Rezaie, Ji Li
We found that the anticoagulant plasma protease, activated protein C (APC), stimulates the energy sensor kinase, AMPK, in the stressed heart by activating protease-activated receptor 1 (PAR1) on cardiomyocytes. Wild-type (WT) and AMPK-kinase dead (KD) transgenic mice were subjected to transverse aortic constriction (TAC) surgery. The results demonstrated that while no phenotypic differences can be observed between WT and AMPK-KD mice under normal physiological conditions, AMPK-KD mice exhibit significantly larger hearts after 4 weeks of TAC surgery...
December 26, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259712/pathophysiology-and-therapeutic-potential-of-cardiac-fibrosis
#8
REVIEW
Hironori Hara, Norifumi Takeda, Issei Komuro
Inflammatory and fibrotic responses to myocardial damage are essential for cardiac repair; however, these responses often result in extensive fibrotic remodeling with impaired systolic function. Recent reports have suggested that such acute phase responses provide a favorable environment for endogenous cardiac regeneration, which is mainly driven by the division of pre-existing cardiomyocytes (CMs). Existing CMs in mammals can re-acquire proliferative activity after substantial cardiac damage, and elements other than CMs in the physiological and/or pathological environment, such as hypoxia, angiogenesis, and the polarity of infiltrating macrophages, have been reported to regulate replication...
2017: Inflammation and Regeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245918/interleukin-13-reduces-cardiac-injury-and-prevents-heart-dysfunction-in-viral-myocarditis-via-enhanced-m2-macrophage-polarization
#9
Honghui Yang, Yan Chen, Chuanyu Gao
Viral myocarditis is one of the major causes of congestive heart failure and dilated cardiomyopathy. Recent reports have demonstrated an essential role of cytokines, like interleukin-13 (IL-13), in the pathogenesis of viral myocarditis, while the underlying mechanisms remain poorly defined. Here, using a coxsackie virus B3 (CVB3)-infection model in BALB/C mice, we showed that IL-13 protected mouse heart function in viral myocarditis, seemingly through reduction in T lymphocyte immunity and induction of M2 macrophage polarization...
November 21, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243066/serum-glucocorticoid-regulated-kinase-1-contributes-to-mechanical-stretch-induced-inflammatory-responses-in-cardiac-fibroblasts
#10
Wenqiang Gan, Tiegang Li, Jingyuan Ren, Chenghe Li, Ziliang Liu, Min Yang
Excessive mechanical stretch induces production of proinflammatory mediators in cardiac fibroblasts, which could act as inflammatory supporter cells in heart failure. Accumulation evidence and our previous studies suggest that serum-glucocorticoid-regulated kinase 1 (SGK1) contributes to cardiac remodeling and fibrosis, development of heart failure. However, the role and mechanism of SGK1 in mechanical stretch-induced inflammation of cardiac fibroblasts remain unclear. Here, cardiac fibroblasts isolated from wild-type (WT) and SGK1 knockout (SGK1-/-) mice were stimulated by 18% cyclic stretch, under static condition as the control...
December 14, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237455/molecular-and-histological-effects-of-mr-guided-pulsed-focused-ultrasound-to-the-rat-heart
#11
Kee W Jang, Tsang-Wei Tu, Matthew E Nagle, Bobbi K Lewis, Scott R Burks, Joseph A Frank
BACKGROUND: Image-guided high intensity focused ultrasound has been used as an extracorporeal cardiac pacing tool and to enhance homing of stem cells to targeted tissues. However, molecular changes in the myocardium after sonication have not been widely investigated. Magnetic-resonance (MR)-guided pulsed focused ultrasound (pFUS) was targeted to the rat myocardium over a range of pressures and the microenvironmental and histological effects were evaluated over time. METHODS: Eight-to-ten-week-old Sprague-Dawley rats received T2-weighted MR images to target pFUS to the left ventricular and septum without cardiac or respiratory gating...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233022/reduced-inflammatory-response-by-transcatheter-as-compared-to-surgical-aortic-valve-replacement
#12
Karoline K H Fiane, Gry Dahle, Bjørn Bendz, Per Steinar Halvorsen, Michael Abdelnoor, Tom Eirik Mollnes, Erik Fosse
OBJECTIVES: The inflammatory response to on-pump cardiac surgery is well known. Systemic inflammatory response syndrome after transcatheter valve implantation (TAVI) has been reported. The objective of this study was to study the inflammatory response during TAVI, and compare with the response during surgical aortic valve replacement. METHODS: Eighteen patients undergoing transcatheter implantation, either by a transfemoral (n = 9) or transaortal (n = 9) approach were compared with eighteen patients admitted for surgical replacement...
December 12, 2017: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal: SCJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232411/rev-erb-agonist-improves-adverse-cardiac-remodeling-and-survival-in-myocardial-infarction-through-an-anti-inflammatory-mechanism
#13
Endin Nokik Stujanna, Nobuyuki Murakoshi, Kazuko Tajiri, DongZhu Xu, Taizo Kimura, Rujie Qin, Duo Feng, Saori Yonebayashi, Yukino Ogura, Fumi Yamagami, Akira Sato, Akihiko Nogami, Kazutaka Aonuma
Rev-erb α, known as nuclear receptor 1D1 (NR1D1), regulates circadian rhythm, modulates glucose and lipid metabolism, and inflammatory response. However, little is known about the effect of Rev-erb agonist on the progression of myocardial infarction (MI) and heart failure. To investigate it, wild-type male mice underwent sham-operation or permanent ligation of the left anterior descending coronary artery to create MI model. Rev-erb agonist SR9009 (100 mg/kg/day) or vehicle was intraperitoneally administered...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225172/role-of-allograft-inflammatory-factor-1-in-bleomycin-induced-lung-fibrosis
#14
Hidetake Nagahara, Takahiro Seno, Aihiro Yamamoto, Hiroshi Obayashi, Takuya Inoue, Takashi Kida, Amane Nakabayashi, Yuji Kukida, Kazuki Fujioka, Wataru Fujii, Ken Murakami, Masataka Kohno, Yutaka Kawahito
Allograft inflammatory factor-1 (AIF-1) is a protein expressed by macrophages infiltrating the area around the coronary arteries in a rat ectopic cardiac allograft model. We previously reported that AIF-1 is associated with the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis and skin fibrosis in sclerodermatous graft-versus-host disease mice. Here, we used an animal model of bleomycin-induced lung fibrosis to analyze the expression of AIF-1 and examine its function in lung fibrosis. The results showed that AIF-1 was expressed on lung tissues, specifically macrophages, from mice with bleomycin-induced lung fibrosis...
December 7, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220597/dietary-nacl-affects-bleomycin-induced-lung-fibrosis-in-mice
#15
Wensheng Chen, Darrell Pilling, Richard H Gomer
PURPOSE: High levels of NaCl in the diet are associated with both cardiac and renal fibrosis, but whether salt intake affects pulmonary fibrosis has not been examined. AIM OF THE STUDY: To test the hypothesis that salt intake might affect pulmonary fibrosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Mice were fed low, normal, or high salt diets for 2 weeks, and then treated with oropharyngeal bleomycin to induce pulmonary fibrosis, or oropharyngeal saline as a control...
December 8, 2017: Experimental Lung Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214686/myricetin-attenuated-lps-induced-cardiac-injury-in-vivo-and-in-vitro
#16
Nan Zhang, Hong Feng, Hai-Han Liao, Si Chen, Zheng Yang, Wei Deng, Qi-Zhu Tang
Sepsis induced myocardial dysfunction (SIMD) is a common complication and leads to an increased mortality. SIMD is closely related to inflammation and oxidative stress. Myricetin exhibits strong capacities of anti-inflammation and anti-oxidative stress, but its pharmacological effects for lipopolysaccharide (LPS) induced cardiac injury remains undefined. This study aimed to explore whether myricetin was efficient to alleviate SIMD in mice and neonatal rat cardiomyocytes injury. Mice administrated with myricetin (100 mg/kg, po, bid) or vehicle groups were challenged with LPS (10 mg/kg, ip), and cardiac functions examined by echocardiography after 12 hr LPS exposure...
December 7, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207187/macrophage-migration-inhibitory-factor-rescues-mesenchymal-stem-cells-from-doxorubicin-induced-senescence-though-the-pi3k-akt-signaling-pathway
#17
Wenzheng Xia, Meng Hou
Doxorubicin (DOXO), an anthracycline antibiotic, is a commonly used anticancer drug. Despite its widespread usage, the therapeutic effects of DOXO are limited by its cardiotoxicity. Mesenchymal stem cell (MSC)-based therapies have had positive outcomes in the treatment of DOXO-induced cardiac damage; however, DOXO exerts toxic effects on MSCs, decreasing the effectiveness of MSC therapy. Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) promotes MSC survival and rejuvenation, and thus is a promising candidate to protect MSCs against DOXO-induced injury...
November 23, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201433/heart-regeneration-in-the-salamander-relies-on-macrophage-mediated-control-of-fibroblast-activation-and-the-extracellular-landscape
#18
J W Godwin, R Debuque, E Salimova, N A Rosenthal
In dramatic contrast to the poor repair outcomes for humans and rodent models such as mice, salamanders and some fish species are able to completely regenerate heart tissue following tissue injury, at any life stage. This capacity for complete cardiac repair provides a template for understanding the process of regeneration and for developing strategies to improve human cardiac repair outcomes. Using a cardiac cryo-injury model we show that heart regeneration is dependent on the innate immune system, as macrophage depletion during early time points post-injury results in regeneration failure...
2017: NPJ Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197463/periodontal-bacteria-dna-findings-in-human-cardiac-tissue-is-there-a-link-of-periodontitis-to-heart-valve-disease
#19
D Ziebolz, C Jahn, J Pegel, E Semper-Pinnecke, R F Mausberg, R Waldmann-Beushausen, F A Schöndube, B C Danner
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to detect periodontal pathogens DNA in atrial and myocardial tissue, and to investigate periodontal status and their connection to cardiac tissue inflammation. METHODS: In 30 patients, biopsy samples were taken from the atrium (A) and the ventricle myocardium (M) during aortic valve surgery. The dental examination included the dental and periodontal status (PS) and a collection of a microbiological sample. The detection of 11 periodontal pathogens DNA in oral and heart samples was carried out using PCR...
January 15, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192208/endogenous-annexin-a1-regulates-haematopoietic-stem-cell-mobilisation-and-inflammatory-response-post-myocardial-infarction-in-mice-in-vivo
#20
Cheng Xue Qin, Siobhan B Finlayson, Annas Ai-Sharea, Mitchel Tate, Miles J De Blasio, Minh Deo, Sarah Rosli, Darnel Prakoso, Colleen J Thomas, Helen Kiriazis, Eleanor Gould, Yuan H Yang, Eric F Morand, Mauro Perretti, Andrew J Murphy, Xiao-Jun Du, Xiao-Ming Gao, Rebecca H Ritchie
Endogenous anti-inflammatory annexin-A1 (ANX-A1) plays an important role in preserving left ventricular (LV) viability and function after ischaemic insults in vitro, but its long-term cardioprotective actions in vivo are largely unknown. We tested the hypothesis that ANX-A1-deficiency exaggerates inflammation, haematopoietic stem progenitor cell (HSPC) activity and LV remodelling in response to myocardial ischaemia in vivo. Adult ANX - A1 -/- mice subjected to coronary artery occlusion exhibited increased infarct size and LV macrophage content after 24-48 h reperfusion compared with wildtype (WT) counterparts...
November 30, 2017: Scientific Reports
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