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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913008/microrna-98-plays-a-critical-role-in-experimental-myocarditis
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Xiao Chen, Shuo Dong, Ningning Zhang, Liang Chen, Mao-Gang Li, Ping-Chang Yang, Jiangping Song
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Myocarditis is inflammation in the heart; its pathogenesis is to be further investigated. Activities of micro RNAs (miR) are associated with immune inflammation. This study tests a hypothesis that miR-98 is involved in the development of myocarditis. METHODS: BALB/c mice were immunized with cardiac α-myosin heavy chain peptides (MyHC-α) to induce myocarditis. The effects of miR-98 on regulation of interleukin (IL)-10 were assessed by real time RT-PCR...
November 23, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908747/tci-tcii-and-tcvi-trypanosoma-cruzi-samples-from-chagas-disease-patients-with-distinct-clinical-forms-and-critical-analysis-of-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-behavior-response-to-treatment-and-infection-evolution-in-murine-model
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Maykon Tavares de Oliveira, Renata Tupinambá Branquinho, Gláucia Diniz Aléssio, Carlos Geraldo Campos Mello, Nívia Carolina Nogueira de Paiva, Cláudia Martins Carneiro, Max Jean de Ornelas Toledo, Alexandre Barbosa Reis, Olindo Assis Martins Filho, Marta de Lana
The clonal evolution of Trypanosoma cruzi sustains scientifically the hypothesis of association between parasite's genetic, biological behavior and possibly the clinical aspects of Chagas disease in patients from whom they were isolated. This study intended to characterize a range of biological properties of TcI, TcII and TcVI T. cruzi samples in order to verify the existence of these associations. Several biological features were evaluated, including in vitro epimastigote-growth, "Vero"cells infectivity and growth, along with in vivo studies of parasitemia, polymorphism of trypomastigotes, cardiac inflammation, fibrosis and response to treatment by nifurtimox during the acute and chronic murine infection...
November 28, 2016: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907969/neuroprotection-in-critical-care-neurology
#3
Menno R Germans, Hieronymus D Boogaarts, R Loch Macdonald
Ischemic stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage, subarachnoid hemorrhage, and traumatic brain injury-all have in common early brain injury due to brain tissue destruction, reduced cerebral blood flow and oxygen delivery, and overall substantial morbidity and mortality. The pathophysiology of brain tissue damage likely includes common cellular mechanisms. Neuroprotection has seldom, if ever, been shown to reduce early brain injury. Secondary brain injury develops after these conditions due to macroscopic events such as increased intracranial pressure and reduced cerebral blood flow, as well as cellular processes including vascular damage, inflammation, and apoptotic/necrotic cell death...
December 2016: Seminars in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906525/the-clinical-utility-of-qsm-disease-diagnosis-medical-management-and-surgical-planning
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REVIEW
Sarah Eskreis-Winkler, Yan Zhang, Jingwei Zhang, Zhe Liu, Alexey Dimov, Ajay Gupta, Yi Wang
Quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM) is an MR technique that depicts and quantifies magnetic susceptibility sources. Mapping iron, the dominant susceptibility source in the brain, has many important clinical applications. Herein, we review QSM applications in the diagnosis, medical management, and surgical treatment of disease. To assist in early disease diagnosis, QSM can identify elevated iron levels in the motor cortex of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patients, in the substantia nigra of Parkinson's disease (PD) patients, in the globus pallidus, putamen, and caudate of Huntington's disease patients, and in the basal ganglia of Wilson's disease patients...
December 1, 2016: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904669/astragaloside-iv-enhances-cardioprotection-of-remote-ischemic-conditioning-after-acute-myocardial-infarction-in-rats
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Songyi Cheng, Peng Yu, Li Yang, Haibo Shi, Anxia He, Hanyu Chen, Jie Han, Liang Xie, Jiandong Chen, Xiaohu Chen
BACKGROUND: Remote ischemic conditioning (RIC) has been shown to be a practical method for protecting the heart from ischemic/reperfusion (I/R) injury. In the present study, we investigated whether or not the combination of RIC and Astragaloside IV (AS-IV) could improve cardioprotection against acute myocardial infarction (AMI)-induced heart failure (HF) when compared with individual treatments. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A rat model of AMI was established via permanent ligation of the left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD)...
2016: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903744/metallothionein-is-downstream-of-nrf2-and-partially-mediates-sulforaphane-prevention-of-diabetic-cardiomyopathy
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Junlian Gu, Yanli Cheng, Hao Wu, Lili Kong, Shudong Wang, Zheng Xu, Zhiguo Zhang, Yi Tan, Bradley B Keller, Honglan Zhou, Yuehui Wang, Zhonggao Xu, Lu Cai
We have reported that sulforaphane prevented diabetic cardiomyopathy in both T1DM and T2DM animal models via the up-regulation of Nrf2 and metallothionein (MT). Here we tested whether sulforaphane protects the heart from T2DM directly through Nrf2, MT or both. Using Nrf2-knockout (KO), MT-KO, and wild-type mice T2DM was induced by feeding high-fat diet (HFD) for 3 months followed by a small dose of streptozotocin. Age-matched controls were given normal diet (ND). Both T2DM and control mice were then treated with or without sulforaphane for 4 months with continually feeding HFD or ND...
November 30, 2016: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902530/cardiac-troponin-release-is-associated-with-biomarkers-of-inflammation-and-ventricular-dilatation-during-critical-illness
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Marlies Ostermann, Salma Ayis, Emma Tuddenham, Jessica Lo, Katie Lei, John Smith, Barnaby Sanderson, Carl Moran, Paul Collinson, Janet Peacock, Andrew Rhodes, David Treacher
INTRODUCTION: Troponin release is common during critical illness. We hypothesized that there was an association between cardiac troponin T (cTnT) and biomarkers of systemic inflammation and ventricular dilatation. METHODS: In an observational prospective cohort study, we enrolled consecutive adult patients admitted for non-cardiac reasons to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in 2 tertiary care centers. We measured cTnT, C-reactive protein (CRP), Interleukin-6 (IL-6), procalcitonin (PCT) and N-terminal pro brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) daily in the first week, and on alternate days in the second week...
November 29, 2016: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901470/sinomenine-prevents-the-development-of-cardiomyopathy-in-diabetic-rats-by-inhibiting-inflammatory-responses-and-blocking-activation-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb
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Cheng Jiang, Yun-Long Tong, Dan Zhang, Li-Zhi Liu, Ju-Fei Wang
Diabetic cardiomyopathy is a severe complication of diabetes mellitus (DM). The goal of current work was to study the effects of sinomenine on streptozotocin-induced cardiomyopathy in rats. DM in rats was induced by intraperitoneal injection of streptozotocin. Cardiac function was evaluated by measuring left ventricle end-diastolic diameter, left ventricle end-systolic diameter and ejection fraction. Cardiac inflammation was evaluated by the degree of infiltration of T lymphocytes and the levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines...
November 30, 2016: General Physiology and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898719/myocardial-gene-expression-profiling-to-predict-and-identify-cardiac-allograft-acute-cellular-rejection-the-get-study
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Diane Bodez, Hakim Hocini, Nicolas Tchitchek, Pascaline Tisserand, Nicole Benhaiem, Caroline Barau, Mounira Kharoubi, Aziz Guellich, Soulef Guendouz, Costin Radu, Jean-Paul Couetil, Bijan Ghaleh, Jean-Luc Dubois-Randé, Emmanuel Teiger, Luc Hittinger, Yves Levy, Thibaud Damy
AIMS: Serial invasive endomyocardial biopsies (EMB) remain the gold standard for acute cellular rejection (ACR) diagnosis. However histological grading has several limitations. We aimed to explore the value of myocardial Gene Expression Profiling (GEP) for diagnosing and identifying predictive biomarkers of ACR. METHODS: A case-control study nested within a retrospective heart transplant patients cohort included 126 patients with median (IQR) age 50 (41-57) years and 111 (88%) males...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898462/recent-advances-in-allograft-vasculopathy
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Jonathan Merola, Daniel D Jane-Wit, Jordan S Pober
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Despite considerable advances in controlling acute rejection, the longevity of cardiac and renal allografts remains significantly limited by chronic rejection in the form of allograft vasculopathy. This review discusses recently reported mechanistic insights of allograft vasculopathy pathogenesis as well as recent clinical evaluations of new therapeutic approaches. RECENT FINDINGS: Although adaptive immunity is the major driver of allograft vasculopathy, natural killer cells mediate vasculopathic changes in a transplanted mouse heart following treatment with donor-specific antibody (DSA)...
November 24, 2016: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895190/caveolin-1-deletion-prevents-hypertensive-vascular-remodeling-induced-by-angiotensin-ii
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Steven J Forrester, Katherine J Elliott, Tatsuo Kawai, Takashi Obama, Michael J Boyer, Kyle J Preston, Zhen Yan, Satoru Eguchi, Victor Rizzo
It has been proposed that membrane microdomains, caveolae, in vascular cells are critical for signal transduction and downstream functions induced by angiotensin II (AngII). We have tested our hypothesis that caveolin-1 (Cav1), a major structural protein of vascular caveolae, plays a critical role in the development of vascular remodeling by AngII via regulation of epidermal growth factor receptor and vascular endothelial adhesion molecule-1. Cav1(-/-) and control Cav(+/+) mice were infused with AngII for 2 weeks to induce vascular remodeling and hypertension...
November 28, 2016: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894980/natural-killer-cells-in-inflammatory-heart-disease
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REVIEW
SuFey Ong, Noel R Rose, Daniela Cihakova
Despite of a multitude of excellent studies, the regulatory role of natural killer (NK) cells in the pathogenesis of inflammatory cardiac disease is greatly underappreciated. Clinical abnormalities in the numbers and functions of NK cells are observed in myocarditis and inflammatory dilated cardiomyopathy (DCMi) as well as in cardiac transplant rejection Ayach and Ayach (2006), Kuroki et al. (1993), Klarlund and Klarlund (1987), Anderson et al. (1982), Galati and Galati (2014), Zhang and Zhang (2014) [1-6]...
November 25, 2016: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894971/aqueous-seed-extract-of-hunteria-umbellata-k-schum-hallier-f-apocynaceae-palliates-hyperglycemia-insulin-resistance-dyslipidemia-inflammation-and-oxidative-stress-in-high-fructose-diet-induced-metabolic-syndrome-in-rats
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T O Ajiboye, A A Hussaini, B Y Nafiu, O B Ibitoye
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Hunteria umbellata is used in the management and treatment of diabetes and obesity in Nigeria. This study evaluates the effect of aqueous seed extract of Hunteria umbellata on insulin resistance, dyslipidemia, inflammation and oxidative stress in high-fructose diet-induced metabolic syndrome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Rats were randomized into seven groups (A-G). Control (group A) and group C rats received control diet for nine weeks while rats in groups B, D - G were placed on high-fructose diet for 9 weeks...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894590/preconditioning-with-azadirachta-indica-ameliorates-cardiorenal-dysfunction-through-reduction-in-oxidative-stress-and-extracellular-signal-regulated-protein-kinase-signalling
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Temidayo Olutayo Omóbòwálé, Ademola Adetokunbo Oyagbemi, Olumuyiwa Abiola Adejumobi, Eguonor Vivian Orherhe, Adetayo Sadudeen Amid, Adeolu Alex Adedapo, Helen Olubukola Nottidge, Momoh Audu Yakubu
BACKGROUND: Azadirachta indica is widely distributed in Africa, Asia and other tropical parts of the world. A.indica (AI) is traditionally used for the treatment of several conditions including cancer, hypertension, heart diseases and skin disorders. Intestinal ischaemia-reperfusion is a common pathway for many diseases and may lead to multiple organ dysfunction syndrome and death. OBJECTIVE: In this study, we investigated the ameliorative effects of AI on intestinal ischaemia-reperfusion injury-induced cardiorenal dysfunction...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894284/proarrhythmic-risk-and-determinants-of-cardiac-autonomic-dysfunction-in-collagen-induced-arthritis-rats
#15
Ting-Tse Lin, Yen-Ling Sung, Chih-En Wu, Hong Zhang, Yen-Bin Liu, Shien-Fong Lin
BACKGROUNDS: Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have increased risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD), which is two-fold higher than general population. The driving cause of SCD was considered due to lift-threatening arrhythmia where systemic inflammation acts as the pathophysiological basis linking RA to autonomicdysfunction. METHODS: To assess the sympathetic over-activity of "inflammatory reflex", we measured heart rate variability (HRV) in a rat collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) model, whose arthritis is induced in Lewis rats by intradermal injection of emulsion of type II collagen...
November 29, 2016: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893829/sansevieria-roxburghiana-schult-schult-f-family-asparagaceae-attenuates-type-2-diabetes-and-its-associated-cardiomyopathy
#16
Niloy Bhattacharjee, Ritu Khanra, Tarun K Dua, Susmita Das, Bratati De, M Zia-Ul-Haq, Vincenzo De Feo, Saikat Dewanjee
BACKGROUND: Sansevieria roxburghiana Schult. & Schult. F. (Family: Asparagaceae) rhizome has been claimed to possess antidiabetic activity in the ethno-medicinal literature in India. Therefore, present experiments were carried out to explore the protective role of edible (aqueous) extract of S. roxburghiana rhizome (SR) against experimentally induced type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and its associated cardiomyopathy in Wistar rats. METHODS: SR was chemically characterized by GC-MS analysis...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891164/a-low-carbohydrate-high-fat-diet-decreases-lean-mass-and-impairs-cardiac-function-in-pair-fed-female-c57bl-6j-mice
#17
Jessica Nilsson, Madelene Ericsson, Masoumeh Motamedi Joibari, Fredrick Anderson, Leif Carlsson, Stefan K Nilsson, Anna Sjödin, Jonas Burén
BACKGROUND: Excess body fat is a major health issue and a risk factor for the development of numerous chronic diseases. Low-carbohydrate diets like the Atkins Diet are popular for rapid weight loss, but the long-term consequences remain the subject of debate. The Scandinavian low-carbohydrate high-fat (LCHF) diet, which has been popular in Scandinavian countries for about a decade, has very low carbohydrate content (~5 E %) but is rich in fat and includes a high proportion of saturated fatty acids...
2016: Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886790/cardiac-disease-associated-with-human-immunodeficiency-virus-infection
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REVIEW
Gerald S Bloomfield, Claudia Leung
Over the last 2 decades human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection has become a chronic disease requiring long-term management. Aging, antiretroviral therapy, chronic inflammation, and several other factors contribute to the increased risk of cardiovascular disease in patients infected with HIV. In low-income and middle-income countries where antiretroviral therapy access is limited, cardiac disease is most commonly related to opportunistic infections and end-stage manifestations of HIV/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, including HIV-associated cardiomyopathy, pericarditis, and pulmonary arterial hypertension...
February 2017: Cardiology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886616/serial-fdg-pet-scans-help-to-identify-steroid-resistance-in-cardiac-sarcoidosis
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Abhijeet B Shelke, Hrushikesh U Aurangabadkar, Jason S Bradfield, Zakir Ali, K Shiv Kumar, Calambur Narasimhan
BACKGROUND: Cardiac sarcoidosis (CS) is increasingly being recognized. Immunosuppression with corticosteroids is the mainstay of therapy. But the optimal dose of steroids and how to assess response to therapy is not known. Prognosis is poor if these patients are untreated or undertreated. Fluorine-18-flurodeoxyglucose positron emission computed tomography ((18)FDG-PET CT) is a sensitive tool in diagnosing CS. It correlates closely with the level of granulomatous inflammation and can be used to monitor response to therapy...
November 9, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886550/v%C3%AE-1-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-t-early-cardiac-infiltrated-innate-population-dominantly-producing-il-4-protect-mice-against-cvb3-myocarditis-by-modulating-ifn%C3%AE-t-response
#20
Fangfang Wan, Kepeng Yan, Dan Xu, Qian Qian, Hui Liu, Min Li, Wei Xu
Viral myocarditis (VMC) is an inflammation of the myocardium closely associated with Coxsackievirus B3 (CVB3) infection. Vγ1(+)γδT cells, one of early cardiac infiltrated innate population, were reported to protect CVB3 myocarditis while the precise mechanism not fully addressed. To explore cytokine profiles and kinetics of Vγ1(+)γδT and mechanism of protection against VMC, flow cytometry was conducted on cardiac Vγ1 cells in C57BL/6 mice following CVB3 infection. The level of cardiac inflammation, transthoracic echocardiography and viral replication were evaluated after monoclonal antibody depletion of Vγ1γδT...
November 22, 2016: Molecular Immunology
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