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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161079/a-new-frontier-in-immunometabolism-cholesterol-in-lung-health-and-disease
#1
Michael B Fessler
The lung has a unique relationship to cholesterol that is shaped by its singular physiology. On the one hand, the lungs receive the full cardiac output and have a predominant dependence on plasma lipoprotein uptake for their cholesterol supply. On the other hand, surfactant lipids, including cholesterol, are continually susceptible to oxidation owing to direct environmental exposure and must be cleared or recycled because of the very narrow biophysical mandates placed upon surfactant lipid composition. Interestingly, increased lipid-laden macrophage "foam cells" have been noted in a wide range of human lung pathologies...
November 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158436/pathogenic-role-of-the-damage-associated-molecular-patterns-s100a8-and-s100a9-in-coxsackievirus-b3-induced-myocarditis
#2
Irene Müller, Thomas Vogl, Kathleen Pappritz, Kapka Miteva, Konstantinos Savvatis, David Rohde, Patrick Most, Dirk Lassner, Burkert Pieske, Uwe Kühl, Sophie Van Linthout, Carsten Tschöpe
BACKGROUND: The alarmins S100A8 and S100A9 are damage-associated molecular patterns, which play a pivotal role in cardiovascular diseases, inflammation, and viral infections. We aimed to investigate their role in Coxsackievirus B3 (CVB3)-induced myocarditis. METHODS AND RESULTS: S100A8 and S100A9 mRNA expression was 13.0-fold (P=0.012) and 5.1-fold (P=0.038) higher in endomyocardial biopsies from patients with CVB3-positive myocarditis compared with controls, respectively...
November 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150694/inhibition-of-intimal-hyperplasia-in-murine-aortic-allografts-by-administration-of-a-small-molecule-tlr4-inhibitor-tak-242
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Chuangyan Wu, Xiangchao Ding, Cheng Zhou, Ping Ye, Yuan Sun, Jie Wu, Anchen Zhang, Xiaofan Huang, Lingyun Ren, Ke Wang, Peng Deng, Zhang Yue, Jiuling Chen, Sihua Wang, Jiahong Xia
Graft arteriosclerosis (GA) is the leading cause of late cardiac allograft dysfunction. The innate immune system plays a major role in GA, paprticularly Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) signaling. Here we characterized the role of TLR4 and its antagonist TAK-242 in a mouse model of GA. BALB/c (H-2d) donor aortas were transplanted into C57BL/6 (H-2b) recipients, and the mice received intraperitoneal injection of 3 or 10 mg/kg of TAK-242 or vehicle every other day for 1, 2, 4, 6, 8 and 12 weeks. With TAK-242 administration, intimal hyperplasia initially appeared at 2 weeks after transplantation, and TAK-242 postponed the progression of neointimal formation in allogeneic aortic grafts...
November 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145790/innate-immunity-in-cardiac-myxomas-and-its-pathological-and-clinical-correlations
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Anna Di Vito, Gianluca Santise, Chiara Mignogna, Eusebio Chiefari, Gabriella Cardillo, Ivan Presta, Franco Arturi, Natalia Malara, Francesco Brunetti, Annalidia Donato, Domenico Maisano, Stefania Leonetti, Daniele Maselli, Tullio Barni, Giuseppe Donato
Cardiac myxomas are the most common benign cardiac tumor. We investigated the immunohistochemical properties of 11 surgically excised cardiac myxomas, in order to analyze the correlation between macrophages and mast cell populations and clinical parameters. CD68(+)/CD163(-)/iNOS(-) (M0) cells represent the most abundant macrophage phenotype; however, CD68(+)/CD163(+) cells (M2) were also frequent. CD68(+)/iNOS(+) (M1) elements were rare. Mast cells, defined as a population of c-kit (CD117)(+) and/or tryptase(+) cells were also detected...
January 1, 2017: Innate Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136112/local-production-of-tenascin-c-acts-as-a-trigger-for-monocyte-macrophage-recruitment-that-provokes-cardiac-dysfunction
#5
Dounia Abbadi, Fanny Laroumanie, Mathilde Bizou, Joffrey Pozzo, Danièle Daviaud, Christine Delage, Denis Calise, Fréderique Gaits-Iacovoni, Marianne Dutaur, Florence Tortosa, Edith Renaud-Gabardos, Victorine Douin-Echinard, Anne-Catherine Prats, Jerome Roncalli, Angelo Parini, Nathalie Pizzinat
Aims: Tenascin-C (TNC) is an endogenous danger signal molecule strongly associated with inflammatory diseases and with poor outcome in patients with cardiomyopathies. Its function within pathological cardiac tissue during pressure overload remains poorly understood. Methods and results: We showed that TNC accumulates after 1 week of transverse aortic constriction (TAC) in the heart of 12-week-old male mice. By cross bone marrow transplantation experiments, we determined that TNC deposition relied on cardiac cells and not on haematopoietic cells...
November 10, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128901/fgl2-knockdown-improves-heart-function-through-regulation-of-tlr9-signaling-in-the-experimental-autoimmune-myocarditis-rats
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Zhenzhong Zheng, Longhui Yu, Yujing Wu, Hao Wu
Fibrinogen-like protein 2 (FGL2) is an important immune regulator of both innate and adaptive response. It is present on the surface of macrophages and endothelial cells, and can be constitutively secreted by CD4(+)CD8(+) T cells. Previous studies showed that FGL2 is a potential target for the treatment of experimental autoimmune myocarditis. However, the molecular mechanism of the roles of FGL2 in experimental autoimmune myocarditis is poorly understood. Here, we silenced FGL2 gene by using FGL2-RNAi lentivirus to reveal the heart function in experimental autoimmune myocarditis rats...
November 11, 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123530/human-cardiac-derived-stem-progenitor-cells-fine-tune-monocyte-derived-descendants-activities-toward-cardiac-repair
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Noémie Dam, Hocine Rachid Hocine, Itziar Palacios, Olga DelaRosa, Ramón Menta, Dominique Charron, Armand Bensussan, Hicham El Costa, Nabila Jabrane-Ferrat, Wilfried Dalemans, Eleuterio Lombardo, Reem Al-Daccak
Cardiac repair following MI relies on a finely regulated immune response involving sequential recruitment of monocytes to the injured tissue. Monocyte-derived cells are also critical for tissue homeostasis and healing process. Our previous findings demonstrated the interaction of T and natural killer cells with allogeneic human cardiac-derived stem/progenitor cells (hCPC) and suggested their beneficial effect in the context of cardiac repair. Therefore, we investigated here whether monocytes and their descendants could be also modulated by allogeneic hCPC toward a repair/anti-inflammatory phenotype...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121663/apoptosis-inhibitor-of-macrophage-depletion-decreased-m1-macrophage-accumulation-and-the-incidence-of-cardiac-rupture-after-myocardial-infarction-in-mice
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Shohei Ishikawa, Takahisa Noma, Hai Ying Fu, Takashi Matsuzaki, Makoto Ishizawa, Kaori Ishikawa, Kazushi Murakami, Naoki Nishimoto, Akira Nishiyama, Tetsuo Minamino
BACKGROUND: Cardiac rupture is an important cause of death in the acute phase after myocardial infarction (MI). Macrophages play a pivotal role in cardiac remodeling after MI. Apoptosis inhibitor of macrophage (AIM) is secreted specifically by macrophages and contributes to macrophage accumulation in inflamed tissue by maintaining survival and recruiting macrophages. In this study, we evaluated the role of AIM in macrophage accumulation in the infarcted myocardium and cardiac rupture after MI...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120957/deletion-of-protein-kinase-b2-preserves-cardiac-function-by-blocking-interleukin-6-mediated-injury-and-restores-blood-pressure-during-angiotensin-ii-high-salt-diet-induced-hypertension
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Shuai Yang, Dandan Chen, Fan Chen, Xinmei Zhao, Yubin Zhang, Zhe Li, Liang Jin, Yitao Xu, Daniel Sanchis, Junmei Ye
OBJECTIVE: Protein kinase B2 (AKT2) is implicated in cardiomyocyte survival during various stress conditions. However, the role of AKT2 in heart function, cardiac hypertrophy and blood pressure (BP) control during hypertension is not fully understood. Therefore, we sought to determine whether the deletion of AKT2 protects cardiac function during angiotensin II/high-salt-diet (AngII/HSD) treatment and find out the signaling pathway. METHODS: Male C57BL/6J (wild type), AKT2 knockout and interleukin (IL)-6 knockout mice were fed a 4% NaCl diet for 5 weeks...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119680/nicorandil-regulates-the-macrophage-skewing-and-ameliorates-myofibroblasts-by-inhibition-of-rhoa-rho-kinase-signalling-in-infarcted-rats
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Tsung-Ming Lee, Shinn-Zong Lin, Nen-Chung Chang
We have demonstrated that ATP-sensitive potassium (KATP ) channel agonists attenuated fibrosis; however, the mechanism remained unclear. Since RhoA has been identified as a mediator of cardiac fibrosis, we sought to determine whether the anti-fibrotic effects of KATP channel agonists were mediated via regulating macrophage phenotype and fibroblast differentiation by a RhoA/RhoA-kinase-dependent pathway. Wistar male rats after induction of myocardial infarction were randomized to either vehicle, nicorandil, an antagonist of KATP channel glibenclamide, an antagonist of ROCK fasudil, or a combination of nicorandil and glibenclamide or fasudil and glibenclamide starting 24 hrs after infarction...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114418/stop-being-so-sensitive-an-exceptionally-rare-report-of-ustekinumab-induced-sub-acute-hypersensitivity-pneumonitis
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Azka Ali, Jason Chertoff, Christopher Harden, Dara Wakefield, James Wynne
Hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HSP) is a rare syndrome characterised by granulomatous inflammatory lung disease due to repeated sensitisation from a specific antigen. We present the case of a 61-year old male veteran with a history of nodular eczema who presented with 2 weeks of progressive dyspnoea on exertion and pleuritic chest pain. The patient was started on ustekinumab 5 weeks prior to presentation. Initial workup revealed ground-glass opacities on computed tomography (CT) scan of the chest. Cardiac workup was unrevealing with a normal myocardial perfusion stress test...
October 2017: Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113867/clinical-significance-of-intracoronary-thrombus-aspirated-during-primary-percutaneous-intervention-an-immunohistopathological-study
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Neeraj Parakh, Basavaraj Utagi, Sudhir Arava, Sunil Verma, Ganesan Karthikeyan, Sandeep Singh, Balram Bhargava, Ruma Ray, Chetan D Patel, Vinay K Bahl
BACKGROUND: Manual thrombus aspiration during primary percutaneous intervention provides us with aspirated thrombus sample, that may contain material from the disrupted plaque. Immunohistopathological analysis of thrombus can yield valuable information about the clinical and cardiovascular outcomes and possible mechanisms of myocardial infarction. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We studied and analysed the immunohistopathological features of coronary thrombus aspirated from patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary angioplasty...
September 22, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113088/oxidative-stress-in-cardiovascular-diseases-involvement-of-nrf2-antioxidant-redox-signaling-in-macrophage-foam-cells-formation
#13
REVIEW
Bee Kee Ooi, Bey Hing Goh, Wei Hsum Yap
Oxidative stress is an important risk factor contributing to the pathogenesis of cardiovascular diseases. Oxidative stress that results from excessive reactive oxygen species (ROS) production accounts for impaired endothelial function, a process which promotes atherosclerotic lesion or fatty streaks formation (foam cells). Nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) is a transcription factor involved in cellular redox homeostasis. Upon exposure to oxidative stress, Nrf2 is dissociated from its inhibitor Keap-1 and translocated into the nucleus, where it results in the transcriptional activation of cell defense genes...
November 5, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106912/cardiac-macrophage-biology-in-the-steady-state-heart-the-aging-heart-and-following-myocardial-infarction
#14
REVIEW
Yonggang Ma, Alan J Mouton, Merry L Lindsey
Macrophages play critical roles in homeostatic maintenance of the myocardium under normal conditions and in tissue repair after injury. In the steady-state heart, resident cardiac macrophages remove senescent and dying cells and facilitate electrical conduction. In the aging heart, the shift in macrophage phenotype to a proinflammatory subtype leads to inflammaging. Following myocardial infarction (MI), macrophages recruited to the infarct produce both proinflammatory and anti-inflammatory mediators (cytokines, chemokines, matrix metalloproteinases, and growth factors), phagocytize dead cells, and promote angiogenesis and scar formation...
October 13, 2017: Translational Research: the Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106401/irf3-and-type-i-interferons-fuel-a-fatal-response-to-myocardial-infarction
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Kevin R King, Aaron D Aguirre, Yu-Xiang Ye, Yuan Sun, Jason D Roh, Richard P Ng, Rainer H Kohler, Sean P Arlauckas, Yoshiko Iwamoto, Andrej Savol, Ruslan I Sadreyev, Mark Kelly, Timothy P Fitzgibbons, Katherine A Fitzgerald, Timothy Mitchison, Peter Libby, Matthias Nahrendorf, Ralph Weissleder
Interferon regulatory factor 3 (IRF3) and type I interferons (IFNs) protect against infections and cancer, but excessive IRF3 activation and type I IFN production cause autoinflammatory conditions such as Aicardi-Goutières syndrome and STING-associated vasculopathy of infancy (SAVI). Myocardial infarction (MI) elicits inflammation, but the dominant molecular drivers of MI-associated inflammation remain unclear. Here we show that ischemic cell death and uptake of cell debris by macrophages in the heart fuel a fatal response to MI by activating IRF3 and type I IFN production...
November 6, 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100513/ghrelin-therapy-improves-lung-and-cardiovascular-function-in-experimental-emphysema
#16
Nazareth de Novaes Rocha, Milena Vasconcellos de Oliveira, Cássia Lisboa Braga, Gabriela Guimarães, Lígia de Albuquerque Maia, Gisele de Araújo Padilha, Johnatas Dutra Silva, Christina Maeda Takiya, Vera Luiza Capelozzi, Pedro Leme Silva, Patricia Rieken Macedo Rocco
BACKGROUND: Emphysema is a progressive disease characterized by irreversible airspace enlargement followed by a decline in lung function. It also causes extrapulmonary effects, such as loss of body mass and cor pulmonale, which are associated with shorter survival and worse clinical outcomes. Ghrelin, a growth-hormone secretagogue, stimulates muscle anabolism, has anti-inflammatory effects, promotes vasodilation, and improves cardiac performance. Therefore, we hypothesized that ghrelin might reduce lung inflammation and remodelling as well as improve lung mechanics and cardiac function in experimental emphysema...
November 3, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097651/a-new-concept-of-the-old-inhibitor-nsc-74859-in-alleviating-cardiac-allograft-rejection-and-extending-allograft-survival-in-mice
#17
Yiquan Lai, Feng Kuang, Zhonggui Shan, Huaqing Liu
BACKGROUND STAT1/4 has been suggested to be involved in cardiac allograft rejection. However, no direct evidence regarding STAT3 has been established in cardiac allograft rejection. Here, we hypothesized that inhibition of STAT3 attenuates cardiac allograft rejection. MATERIAL AND METHODS To test our hypothesis, homotopic mouse heart transplantation was carried out in syngeneic C57BL/6 to C57BL/6 strain mice with or without oral gavage with NSC 74859, an inhibitor of STAT3. The immune response was investigated using real-time PCR for CD4 and CD8 surface makers of T cells and CD14 of monocytes and cytokines, including IL-2, IL-15, and IL-6 of allografts at 3, 6, and 9 days after transplantation...
November 3, 2017: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094480/myocardial-infarction-does-not-affect-circulating-hematopoietic-stem-and-progenitor-cell-self-renewal-ability-in-a-rat-model
#18
J M Kröpfl, C M Spengler, A Frobert, G Ajalbert, M N Giraud
Due to the importance of peripheral blood hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HPCs) in post-acute regeneration after acute myocardial infarction (MI), the present study aimed to investigate count and secondary replating capacity/self-renewal ability of HPCs in peripheral blood before and two weeks after MI. In nine female Lewis inbred rats (n = 9), myocardial infarction was induced by ligation of the left coronary artery while another nine had surgery without ligation for control purposes. Myocardial infarction was confirmed by troponin I concentrations 24 h after MI...
November 2, 2017: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29084268/early-structural-changes-of-the-heart-after-experimental-polytrauma-and-hemorrhagic-shock
#19
Christian K Braun, Miriam Kalbitz, Rebecca Halbgebauer, Philipp Eisele, David A C Messerer, Sebastian Weckbach, Anke Schultze, Sonja Braumüller, Florian Gebhard, Markus S Huber-Lang
Evidence is emerging that systemic inflammation after trauma drives structural and functional impairment of cardiomyocytes and leads to cardiac dysfunction, thus worsening the outcome of polytrauma patients. This study investigates the structural and molecular changes in heart tissue 4 h after multiple injuries with additional hemorrhagic shock using a clinically relevant rodent model of polytrauma. We determined mediators of systemic inflammation (keratinocyte chemoattractant, macrophage chemotactic protein 1), activated complement component C3a and cardiac troponin I in plasma and assessed histological specimen of the mouse heart via standard histomorphology and immunohistochemistry for cellular and subcellular damage and ongoing apoptosis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081650/edaravone-inhibits-pressure-overload-induced-cardiac-fibrosis-and-dysfunction-by-reducing-expression-of-angiotensin-ii-at1-receptor
#20
Wei-Wei Zhang, Feng Bai, Jin Wang, Rong-Hua Zheng, Li-Wang Yang, Erskine A James, Zhi-Qing Zhao
Angiotensin II (Ang II) is known to be involved in the progression of ventricular dysfunction and heart failure by eliciting cardiac fibrosis. The purpose of this study was to demonstrate whether treatment with an antioxidant compound, edaravone, reduces cardiac fibrosis and improves ventricular function by inhibiting Ang II AT1 receptor. The study was conducted in a rat model of transverse aortic constriction (TAC). In control, rats were subjected to 8 weeks of TAC. In treated rats, edaravone (10 mg/kg/day) or Ang II AT1 receptor blocker, telmisartan (10 mg/kg/day) was administered by intraperitoneal injection or gastric gavage, respectively, during TAC...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
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