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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153440/relationship-between-adamts4-and-carotid-atherosclerotic-plaque-vulnerability-in-humans
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Honglin Dong, Tian Du, Shyamal Premaratne, Cynthia X Zhao, Qinqin Tian, Yongjun Li, Sheng Yan, Wayne W Zhang
BACKGROUND: Rupture of atherosclerotic plaques and the resulting thrombosis are vital causes of clinical ischemic events. Recent studies have shown that ADAMTS4 (a disintegrin and metalloproteinase with thrombospondin motifs 4) is a pathogenic factor of plaque vulnerability in mice. However, the relationship between ADAMTS4 and carotid atherosclerotic vulnerable plaques in humans remains unclear. METHODS: Forty-eight carotid atherosclerotic plaque specimens were obtained from 48 carotid artery stenosis inpatients undergoing carotid endarterectomy...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136112/local-production-of-tenascin-c-acts-as-a-trigger-for-monocyte-macrophage-recruitment-that-provokes-cardiac-dysfunction
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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
#3
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/29128402/an-anti-inflammatory-chalcone-derivative-prevents-heart-and-kidney-from-hyperlipidemia-induced-injuries-by-attenuating-inflammation
#4
Xiong Chen, Weihui Yu, Weixin Li, Hailing Zhang, Weijian Huang, Jingying Wang, Weiwei Zhu, Qilu Fang, Chao Chen, Xiaokun Li, Guang Liang
Obesity is a growing pandemic in both developed and developing countries. Lipid overload in obesity generates a chronic, low-grade inflammation state. Increased inflammation in heart and renal tissues has been shown to promote the progression of heart and renal damage in obesity. Previously, we found that a novel chalcone derivative, L6H21, inhibited lipopolysaccharide-induced inflammatory response. In the present study, we investigated the effects of L6H21 on inflammatory responses in culture and in animal models of lipid overload...
November 8, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121071/from-nerves-to-brain-to-gastrointestinal-tract-a-time-based-study-of-parrot-bornavirus-2-pabv-2-pathogenesis-in-cockatiels-nymphicus-hollandicus
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Jeann Leal de Araujo, Raquel R Rech, J Jill Heatley, Jianhua Guo, Paula R Giaretta, Ian Tizard, Aline Rodrigues-Hoffmann
Parrot bornaviruses (PaBVs) are the causative agents of proventricular dilatation disease, however key aspects of its pathogenesis, such as route of infection, viral spread and distribution, and target cells remain unclear. Our study aimed to track the viral spread and lesion development at 5, 10, 20, 25, 35, 40, 60, 80, 95 and 114 dpi using histopathology, immunohistochemistry, and RT-PCR. After intramuscular inoculation of parrot bornavirus 2 (PaBV-2) in the pectoral muscle of cockatiels, this virus was first detected in macrophages and lymphocytes in the inoculation site and adjacent nerves, then reached the brachial plexus, centripetally spread to the thoracic segment of the spinal cord, and subsequently invaded the other spinal segments and brain...
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/29110153/protection-by-mtor-inhibition-on-zymosan-induced-systemic-inflammatory-response-and-oxidative-nitrosative-stress-contribution-of-mtor-mek1-erk1-2-ikk%C3%AE-i%C3%AE%C2%BAb-%C3%AE-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signalling-pathway
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Seyhan Sahan-Firat, Meryem Temiz-Resitoglu, Demet Sinem Guden, Sefika Pinar Kucukkavruk, Bahar Tunctan, Ayse Nihal Sari, Zumrut Kocak, Kafait U Malik
Mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR), a serine/threonine kinase regulate variety of cellular functions including cell growth, differentiation, cell survival, metabolism, and stress response, is now appreciated to be a central regulator of immune responses. Because mTOR inhibitors enhanced the anti-inflammatory activities of regulatory T cells and decreased the production of proinflammatory cytokines by macrophages, mTOR has been a pharmacological target for inflammatory diseases. In this study, we examined the role of mTOR in the production of proinflammatory and vasodilator mediators in zymosan-induced non-septic shock model in rats...
November 6, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108785/semaphorin7a-aggravates-coxsackievirusb3-induced-viral-myocarditis-by-increasing-%C3%AE-1%C3%AE-1-integrin-macrophages-and-subsequent-enhanced-inflammatory-response
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Xuejie Wu, Yawen Meng, Chao Wang, Yan Yue, Chunsheng Dong, Sidong Xiong
Semaphorin7A (Sema7A) has been reported to play various roles in nerve axon growth, tumor suppression, and tissue remodeling, as well as regulation of intestinal inflammation diseases. Viral myocarditis (VMC) characterized by viral-myocardial-cell necrosis and inflammatory cell infiltration is a common clinical disease of the cardiovascular system. However, the role of Sema7A in coxsackievirus B3 (CVB3)-induced VMC has not been reported. In this study, we generated an acute VMC mouse model by CVB3 infection, and manipulated Sema7A expression by in vivo polyethyleneimine-mediated Sema7A down-regulation...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106912/cardiac-macrophage-biology-in-the-steady-state-heart-the-aging-heart-and-following-myocardial-infarction
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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/29104090/two-novel-calreticulin-related-molecules-with-microbial-binding-and-phagocytosis-enhancing-capacity-in-the-half-smooth-tongue-sole-cynoglossus-semilaevis
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Guanghua Wang, Zengjie Jiang, Shuwen He, Min Zhang
Calreticulin (CRT) is highly conserved chaperone located in the endoplasmic reticulum. It plays important roles in innate immunity. Although various immune-related functions of CRT have been reported in vertebrates and invertebrates, information on the potential functions of teleost CRT is very limited. In the present study, we characterized two calreticulin-related molecules from tongue sole (Cynoglossus semilaevis), calreticulin-like1 and calreticulin-like2 (CsCRTL1 and CsCRTL2). CsCRTL1and CsCRTL2 contain signature CRT motifs that are highly conserved in different species...
November 6, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097843/a-case-report-of-ventricular-septal-defect-in-an-adult-sprague-dawley-rat
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Tetsuro Kurotaki, Yuki Tomonari, Junko Sato, Takeshi Kanno, Minoru Tsuchitani
A 20-week-old male Sprague Dawley rat noted with decreased body weight, dyspnea, and anorexia beginning 2 days before death was necropsied in the recovery period of a sub-chronic toxicity study. The heart was severely enlarged (30 × 20 × 20 mm), 3-4 times larger than normal, with an approximately 6 mm wide defect in the upper, membranous portion of the ventricular septum. Both ventricles measured 4 mm in thickness, and the right ventricle was 4 times thicker than normal. According to a microscopic examination, the myocardial fibers were severely hypertrophic in the right ventricle and mildly hypertrophic in the left ventricle and septum...
October 2017: Journal of Toxicologic Pathology
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
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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/29084268/early-structural-changes-of-the-heart-after-experimental-polytrauma-and-hemorrhagic-shock
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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
#15
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080338/cholesterol-and-lipoprotein-metabolism-and-atherosclerosis-recent-advances-in-reverse-cholesterol-transport
#16
Helen H Wang, Gabriella Garruti, Min Liu, Piero Portincasa, David Q-H Wang
Atherosclerosis is characterized by lipid accumulation, inflammatory response, cell death and fibrosis in the arterial wall, and is major pathological basis for ischemic coronary heart disease (CHD), which is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the USA and Europe. Intervention studies with statins have shown to reduce LDL cholesterol levels and subsequently the risk of developing CHD. However, not all the aggressive statin therapy could decrease the risk of developing CHD. Many clinical and epidemiological studies have clearly demonstrated that the HDL cholesterol is inversely associated with risk of CHD and is a critical and independent component of predicting its risk...
October 28, 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073282/cardiovascular-phenotype-in-smad3-deficient-mice-with-renovascular-hypertension
#17
Sonu Kashyap, Gina Warner, Zeng Hu, Feng Gao, Mazen Osman, Yousif Al Saiegh, Karen R Lien, Karl Nath, Joseph P Grande
Renovascular hypertension (RVH) has deleterious effects on both the kidney and the heart. TGF-β signaling through Smad3 directs tissue fibrosis in chronic injury models. In the 2-kidney 1-clip (2K1C) model of RVH, employing mice on the 129 genetic background, Smad3 deficiency (KO) protects the stenotic kidney (STK) from development of interstitial fibrosis. However, these mice have an increased incidence of sudden cardiac death following 2K1C surgery. The purpose of this study was to characterize the cardiovascular phenotype of these mice...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070698/transplantation-of-wild-type-mouse-hematopoietic-stem-and-progenitor-cells-ameliorates-deficits-in-a-mouse-model-of-friedreich-s-ataxia
#18
Celine J Rocca, Spencer M Goodman, Jennifer N Dulin, Joseph H Haquang, Ilya Gertsman, Jordan Blondelle, Janell L M Smith, Charles J Heyser, Stephanie Cherqui
Friedreich's ataxia (FRDA) is an incurable autosomal recessive neurodegenerative disease caused by reduced expression of the mitochondrial protein frataxin due to an intronic GAA-repeat expansion in the FXN gene. We report the therapeutic efficacy of transplanting wild-type mouse hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPCs) into the YG8R mouse model of FRDA. In the HSPC-transplanted YG8R mice, development of muscle weakness and locomotor deficits was abrogated as was degeneration of large sensory neurons in the dorsal root ganglia (DRGs) and mitochondrial capacity was improved in brain, skeletal muscle, and heart...
October 25, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061365/rho-specific-guanine-nucleotide-exchange-factors-rho-gefs-inhibition-affects-macrophage-phenotype-and-disrupts-golgi-complex
#19
Wei Chen, Yue Zhao, Xian C Li, Jacek Z Kubiak, Rafik M Ghobrial, Malgorzata Kloc
Macrophages play crucial role in tissue homeostasis and the innate and adaptive immune response. Depending on the state of activation macrophages acquire distinct phenotypes that depend on actin, which is regulated by small GTPase RhoA. The naive M0 macrophages are slightly elongated, pro-inflammatory M1 are round and M2 anti-inflammatory macrophages are elongated. We showed previously that interference with RhoA pathway (RhoA deletion or RhoA/ROCK kinase inhibition) disrupted actin, produced extremely elongated (hummingbird) macrophage phenotype and inhibited macrophage movement toward transplanted hearts...
October 20, 2017: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057895/cholinergic-stimulation-improves-oxidative-stress-and-inflammation-in-experimental-myocardial-infarction
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Otávio C Bezerra, Cristiane Miranda França, Juraci Aparecida Rocha, Gizele A Neves, Pamella Ramona M Souza, Mariana Teixeira Gomes, Christiane Malfitano, Tatiane C Alba Loleiro, Paulo Magno Dourado, Susana Llesuy, Katia de Angelis, Maria Claudia C Irigoyen, Luis Ulloa, Fernanda M Consolim-Colombo
We previously reported that cholinergic stimulation with pyridostigmine (PY) induces anti-inflammatory cell recruitment soon after myocardial infarction (MI). In this study, we evaluated the anti-inflammatory effects of PY during the proliferative phase of cardiac repair by analyzing the infiltration of macrophages, Treg lymphocytes, oxidative stress and inflammatory cytokines. Wistar rats underwent control sham surgery or ligation of the left coronary artery and were randomly allocated to remain untreated (untreated infarcted group, I) or to receive PY (30 mg·kg(-1)·day(-1)) in the supplied water (infarcted treated group, I + PY)...
October 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
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