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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346407/relaxin-reverses-inflammatory-and-immune-signals-in-aged-hearts
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Brian Martin, Beth Ann Gabris-Weber, Rajiv Reddy, Guillermo Romero, Ansuman Chattopadhyay, Guy Salama
BACKGROUND: 'Healthy' aging drives structural and functional changes in the heart including maladaptive electrical remodeling, fibrosis and inflammation, which lower the threshold for cardiovascular diseases such as heart failure (HF) and atrial fibrillation (AF). Despite mixed results in recent clinical trials, Relaxin-therapy for 2-days could reduce mortality by 37% at 180-days post-treatment, in patients with acute decompensated HF. Relaxin's short life-span (hours) but long-lasting protective actions led us to test the hypothesis that relaxin acts at a genomic level to reverse maladaptive remodeling in aging and HF...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344085/synthesis-secretion-function-metabolism-and-application-of-natriuretic-peptides-in-heart-failure
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REVIEW
Shihui Fu, Ping Ping, Fengqi Wang, Leiming Luo
As a family of hormones with pleiotropic effects, natriuretic peptide (NP) system includes atrial NP (ANP), B-type NP (BNP), C-type NP (CNP), dendroaspis NP and urodilatin, with NP receptor-A (guanylate cyclase-A), NP receptor-B (guanylate cyclase-B) and NP receptor-C (clearance receptor). These peptides are genetically distinct, but structurally and functionally related for regulating circulatory homeostasis in vertebrates. In humans, ANP and BNP are encoded by NP precursor A (NPPA) and NPPB genes on chromosome 1, whereas CNP is encoded by NPPC on chromosome 2...
2018: Journal of Biological Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334670/genetic-ablation-of-trpv1-exacerbates-pressure-overload-induced-cardiac-hypertrophy
#3
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/29330254/increased-levels-of-lectin-like-oxidized-low-density-lipoprotein-receptor-1-in-ischemic-stroke-and-transient-ischemic-attack
#4
Tonje Skarpengland, Mona Skjelland, Xiang Yi Kong, Karolina Skagen, Sverre Holm, Kari Otterdal, Christen P Dahl, Kirsten Krohg-Sørensen, Ellen L Sagen, Vigdis Bjerkeli, Anne Hege Aamodt, Azhar Abbas, Ida Gregersen, Pål Aukrust, Bente Halvorsen, Tuva B Dahl
BACKGROUND: Soluble lectin-like oxidized low-density lipoprotein receptor-1 (sLOX-1) has been shown to be increased in patients with acute ischemic stroke. Here, we evaluated plasma sLOX-1 levels and vascular carotid plaque LOX-1 (ie, OLR1) gene expression in patients with ischemic stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA) with particular focus on their relation to time since symptom onset. METHODS AND RESULTS: Plasma sLOX-1 (n=232) and carotid plaque OLR1 gene expression (n=146) were evaluated in patients who were referred to evaluation for carotid endarterectomy, as well as in healthy control plasma (n=81)...
January 12, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197463/periodontal-bacteria-dna-findings-in-human-cardiac-tissue-is-there-a-link-of-periodontitis-to-heart-valve-disease
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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/29187908/interleukin-6-mediates-post-infarct-repair-by-cardiac-explant-derived-stem-cells
#6
Audrey E Mayfield, Pushpinder Kanda, Alex Nantsios, Sandrine Parent, Seth Mount, Somya Dixit, Bin Ye, Richard Seymour, Duncan J Stewart, Darryl R Davis
Although patient-sourced cardiac explant-derived stem cells (EDCs) provide an exogenous source of new cardiomyocytes post-myocardial infarction, poor long-term engraftment indicates that the benefits seen in clinical trials are likely paracrine-mediated. Of the numerous cytokines produced by EDCs, interleukin-6 (IL-6) is the most abundant; however, its role in cardiac repair is uncertain. In this study, a custom short-hairpin oligonucleotide lentivirus was used to knockdown IL-6 in human EDCs, revealing an unexpected pro-healing role for the cytokine...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169754/chronic-lower-dose-relaxin-administration-protects-from-arrhythmia-in-experimental-myocardial-infarction-due-to-anti-inflammatory-and-anti-fibrotic-properties
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Thomas Beiert, Vincent Knappe, Vedat Tiyerili, Florian Stöckigt, Verena Effelsberg, Markus Linhart, Martin Steinmetz, Sabine Klein, Robert Schierwagen, Jonel Trebicka, Wilhelm Roell, Georg Nickenig, Jan W Schrickel, René P Andrié
BACKGROUND: The peptide hormone relaxin-2 (RLX) exerts beneficial effects during myocardial ischemia, but functional data on lower-dose RLX in myocardial infarction (MI) is lacking. Therefore, we investigated the impact of 75μg/kg/d RLX treatment on electrical vulnerability and left ventricular function in a mouse model of MI. METHODS AND RESULTS: Standardized cryoinfarction of the left anterior ventricular wall was performed in mice. A two week treatment period with vehicle or RLX via subcutaneously implanted osmotic minipumps was started immediately after MI...
January 1, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167616/surgical-acute-volume-overload-impacts-early-on-myocardium-an-experimental-study
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Christa Huuskonen, Mari Hämäläinen, Robin Bolkart, Tatu Soininen, Veera Kähönen, Timo Paavonen, Eeva Moilanen, Ari A Mennander
Background: Acute volume-overload (AVO) predisposes to cardiac failure. Global cardiac injury may ensue after acute right-sided distension of the heart due to AVO. We experimentally investigated whether surgical AVO impacts early on the myocardium and some markers of injury. Methods: Thirty-four syngeneic Fisher rats underwent surgical abdominal aortocaval fistula to induce AVO. The hearts were procured for regional and quantitative histology after one and three days...
November 2017: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993090/possible-role-of-rivaroxaban-in-attenuating-pressure-overload-induced-atrial-fibrosis-and-fibrillation
#9
Hidekazu Kondo, Ichitaro Abe, Akira Fukui, Shotaro Saito, Miho Miyoshi, Kohei Aoki, Tetsuji Shinohara, Yasushi Teshima, Kunio Yufu, Naohiko Takahashi
BACKGROUND: Coagulation factor Xa (FXa) promotes thrombus formation and exacerbates inflammation via activation of protease-activated receptor (PAR)-2. We tested the hypothesis of whether administration of direct oral anticoagulant, rivaroxaban, would attenuate transverse aortic constriction (TAC)-induced atrial inflammatory fibrosis and vulnerability to atrial fibrillation (AF) in mice. METHODS: Ten-week-old male CL57/B6 mice were divided into a sham-operation (CNT) group and TAC-surgery group...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871936/xanthoma-like-skin-changes-in-an-elderly-woman-with-a-normal-lipid-profile
#10
Piotr Nockowski, Zdzisław Woźniak, Adam Reich, Joanna Maj
Dear Editor, An 83-year-old woman developed yellow-brownish infiltrates, nodules, and tumors mimicking xanthomas, mostly involving the periorbital and chest area within three months (Figure 1). She had no abnormalities in serum cholesterol or triglycerides levels. A detailed laboratory analysis revealed the presence of mild monoclonal gammopathy with a presence of immunoglobulin G (IgG) kappa light chains; however, according to hematologist consultation, it did not require medical intervention. Imaging assessment and ultrasound examination did not show any specific involvement of internal organs...
July 2017: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859501/is-there-a-hormonal-regulation-of-phagocytosis-at-unicellular-and-multicellular-levels-a-critical-review
#11
György Csaba
Phagocytosis is an ancient cell function, which is similar at unicellular and multicellular levels. Unicells synthesize, store, and secrete multicellular (mammalian) hormones, which influence their phagocytosis. Amino acid hormones, such as histamine, serotonin, epinephrine, and melatonin stimulate phagocytosis, whereas peptide hormones, such as adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), insulin, opioids, arginine vasopressin, and atrial natriuretic peptide decreased it, independently on their chemical structure or function in multicellulars...
September 1, 2017: Acta Microbiologica et Immunologica Hungarica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634079/relaxin-reduces-susceptibility-to-post-infarct-atrial-fibrillation-in-mice-due-to-anti-fibrotic-and-anti-inflammatory-properties
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Thomas Beiert, Vedat Tiyerili, Vincent Knappe, Verena Effelsberg, Markus Linhart, Florian Stöckigt, Sabine Klein, Robert Schierwagen, Jonel Trebicka, Georg Nickenig, Jan W Schrickel, René P Andrié
BACKGROUND: Relaxin-2 (RLX) is a peptide hormone that exerts beneficial anti-fibrotic and anti-inflammatory effects in diverse models of cardiovascular disease. The goal of this study was to determine the effects of RLX treatment on the susceptibility to atrial fibrillation (AF) after myocardial infarction (MI). METHODS: Mice with cryoinfarction of the left anterior ventricular wall were treated for two weeks with either RLX (75 μg/kg/d) or vehicle (sodium acetate) delivered via subcutaneously implanted osmotic minipumps...
August 26, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471981/oncostatin-m-was-associated-with-thrombosis-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
#13
Jun Xie, Suhui Zhu, Qing Dai, Jianrong Lu, Jianzhou Chen, Guannan Li, Han Wu, Ran Li, Wei Huang, Biao Xu, Wei Xu
The mechanism underlying thrombosis in atrial fibrillation (AF) is not yet clearly understood. Oncostatin M (OSM), as a member of IL-6 family, is involved in atherosclerosis-mediated thrombosis. The present study hypothesizes that OSM and its downstream factors play a role in thrombogenesis in AF.The specimens of left atrial appendages collected from patients with rheumatic mitral stenosis who underwent valve replacement were divided into 3 groups: sinus rhythm, AF(+)/thrombus(-), and AF(+)/thrombus(+) group...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429502/involvement-of-erk1-2-in-cx43-depression-induced-by-macrophage-migration-inhibitory-factor-in-atrial-myocytes
#14
Xin Li, Fang Rao, Chun-Yu Deng, Wei Wei, Fang-Zhou Liu, Hui Yang, Zhao-Yu Wang, Su-Juan Kuang, Xiao-Yan Chen, Yu-Mei Xue, Shu-Lin Wu
Connexin 43 (Cx43) plays an important role in the pathogenesis of atrial fibrillation (AF). The present study sought to investigate the effect of macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF), a pleiotropic cytokine, on Cx43 expression and activity and determine the intracellular signaling pathways. Cx43 protein and mRNA levels were assayed using immunofluorescence, real-time PCR, and western blot. We found that increased MIF and extracellular regulated protein kinases (ERK) expression was accompanied by a significant reduction in Cx43 protein expression in atrial tissues from patients with AF compared with those with sinus rhythm...
April 21, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407372/serum-macrophage-migration-inhibitory-factor-is-correlated-with-atrial-fibrillation
#15
Chunfu Wan, Zhihua Li
OBJECTIVE: Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) is a proinflammatory cytokine secreted by macrophages. This study is performed to investigate whether serum MIF is correlated with atrial fibrillation (AF). METHODS: Totally, 186 AF patients and 103 healthy controls were enrolled in this study. AF patients were then divided into paroxysmal AF, persistent AF, and permanent AF subgroups. RESULTS: There were higher serum MIF concentrations in AF patients than in healthy subjects...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381703/macrophage-infiltration-into-the-endothelium-of-atrial-tissue-in-atrial-fibrillation
#16
Yuko Sonoda, Yasushi Teshima, Ichitaro Abe, Yuki Ebata, Takahiro Oniki, Shintaro Kira, Hidekazu Kondo, Shotaro Saito, Kunio Yufu, Shinji Miyamoto, Tatsuo Shimada, Naohiko Takahashi
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October 25, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356068/a-randomized-trial-of-remote-ischemic-preconditioning-and-control-treatment-for-cardioprotection-in-sevoflurane-anesthetized-cabg-patients
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Rianne Nederlof, Nina C Weber, Nicole P Juffermans, Bas A M J de Mol, Markus W Hollmann, Benedikt Preckel, Coert J Zuurbier
BACKGROUND: Remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) efficacy is debated. Possibly, because propofol, which has a RIPC-inhibiting action, is used in most RIPC trials. It has been suggested that clinical efficacy is, however, present with volatile anesthesia in the absence of propofol, although this is based on one phase 1 trial only. Therefore, in the present study we further explore the relation between RIPC and cardioprotection with perioperative anesthesia restricted to sevoflurane and fentanyl, in CABG patients without concomitant procedures...
March 29, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225836/analysis-of-immune-cell-populations-in-atrial-myocardium-of-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-or-sinus-rhythm
#18
Natalia Smorodinova, Martin Bláha, Vojtěch Melenovský, Karolína Rozsívalová, Jaromír Přidal, Mária Ďurišová, Jan Pirk, Josef Kautzner, Tomáš Kučera
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia and despite obvious clinical importance remains its pathogenesis only partially explained. A relation between inflammation and AF has been suggested by findings of increased inflammatory markers in AF patients. OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to characterize morphologically and functionally CD45-positive inflammatory cell populations in atrial myocardium of patients with AF as compared to sinus rhythm (SR)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006695/role-of-atrial-endothelial-cells-in-the-development-of-atrial-fibrosis-and-fibrillation-in-response-to-pressure-overload
#19
Osamu Kume, Yasushi Teshima, Ichitaro Abe, Yuki Ikebe, Takahiro Oniki, Hidekazu Kondo, Shotaro Saito, Akira Fukui, Kunio Yufu, Masahiro Miura, Tatsuo Shimada, Naohiko Takahashi
BACKGROUND: Monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1)-mediated inflammatory mechanisms have been shown to play a crucial role in atrial fibrosis induced by pressure overload. In the present study, we investigated whether left atrial endothelial cells would quickly respond structurally and functionally to pressure overload to trigger atrial fibrosis and fibrillation. METHODS AND RESULTS: Six-week-old male Sprague-Dawley rats underwent suprarenal abdominal aortic constriction (AAC) or a sham operation...
March 2017: Cardiovascular Pathology: the Official Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27693692/5-aminolevulinic-acid-with-sodium-ferrous-citrate-induces-autophagy-and-protects-cardiomyocytes-from-hypoxia-induced-cellular-injury-through-mapk-nrf-2-ho-1-signaling-cascade
#20
Mingyi Zhao, Ping Zhu, Masayuki Fujino, Yoshiaki Nishio, Jimei Chen, Hidenori Ito, Kiwamu Takahashi, Motowo Nakajima, Tohru Tanaka, Lingling Zhao, Jian Zhuang, Xiao-Kang Li
BACKGROUND: Hypoxia causes cardiac disease via oxidative stress and mitochondrial dysfunction. 5-Aminolevulinic acid in combination with sodium ferrous citrate (ALA/SFC) has been shown to up-regulate heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) and decrease macrophage infiltration and renal cell apoptosis in renal ischemia injury mice. However, its underlying mechanism remains largely unknown. The aim of this study was to investigate whether ALA/SFC could protect cardiomyocytes from hypoxia-induced apoptosis by autophagy via HO-1 signaling...
October 28, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
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