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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761913/functional-variants-in-the-lc3b-gene-promoter-in-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Feng Gao, Qiang Su, Wentao Yang, Shuchao Pang, Shuai Wang, Yinghua Cui, Jinguo Zhang, Bo Yan
Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is a common disease mainly caused by atherosclerosis, for which genetic causes remain largely unknown. Recently, low frequency and rare genetic variants have been proposed as risk factors. Autophagy has been involved in many cellular processes, such as lipid metabolism and inflammation, and implicated in human diseases, including cardiovascular diseases. In previous studies, we have reported reduced levels of LC3B, a core protein and a marker for autophagy, in AMI patients...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743447/hydrogen-sulfide-ameliorates-rat-myocardial-fibrosis-induced-by-thyroxine-through-pi3k-akt-signaling-pathway
#2
Maojun Liu, Zining Li, Biao Liang, Ling Li, Shengquan Liu, Wenting Tan, Junrong Long, Fen Tang, Chun Chu, Jun Yang
This study aims to investigate the role and regulatory mechanism of the Hydrogen sulfide (H2 S) in amelioration of rat myocardial fibrosis induced by thyroxine through interfering the autophagy via regulating the activity of PI3K/AKT1 signaling pathway and the expression of relative miRNA. 40 adult male SD rats were randomly divided into 4 groups (n = 10): the control group, the thyroxine model group (TH group), the model group with H2 S intervention (TH + H2 S group) and the normal group with H2 S intervention (H2 S group)...
May 9, 2018: Endocrine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737434/anti-apoptosis-in-nonmyocytes-and-pro-autophagy-in-cardiomyocytes-two-strategies-against-postinfarction-heart-failure-through-regulation-of-cell-death-degeneration
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REVIEW
Genzou Takemura, Hiromitsu Kanamori, Hideshi Okada, Nagisa Miyazaki, Takatomo Watanabe, Akiko Tsujimoto, Kazuko Goto, Rumi Maruyama, Takako Fujiwara, Hisayoshi Fujiwara
Anti-apoptotic therapy for cardiomyocytes could be an effective strategy for preventing or treating heart failure. Notably, however, morphological evidence definitively demonstrating cardiomyocyte apoptosis has been very rare in actual heart diseases such as acute myocardial infarction and heart failure. By contrast, within the postinfarction heart, interstitial noncardiomyocytes such as granulation tissue cells do die via apoptosis to form scar tissue. Blockade of this apoptosis improves survival and mitigates ventricular remodeling and dysfunction during the chronic stage...
May 8, 2018: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29734265/vaspin-prevents-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-induced-apoptosis-in-cardiomyocytes-by-promoting-autophagy
#4
Xuan Ke, Yanqin Hao, Bingong Li, Jin Zou, Xuelian Li, Chunying Wei, Fuyou Liu, Zhiyong Zhang
Visceral adipose tissue-derived serine protease inhibitor (Vaspin) is an adipocytokine that has been shown to exert anti-inflammatory effects and inhibits apoptosis under diabetic conditions. This study was designed to investigate the impact of vaspin on autophagy in tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α-induced injury in cardiomyocytes and its cardioprotective effects in the pathogenesis of diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM). H9C2 cells were treated with TNF-α with or without vaspin in vitro. Tumor necrosis factor-α treatment inhibited autophagy and promoted apoptosis in H9C2 cells after stimulating for 24 hours...
May 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29732743/regulation-of-autophagy-by-tea-polyphenols-in-diabetic-cardiomyopathy
#5
Hui Zhou, Yan Chen, Shu-Wei Huang, Peng-Fei Hu, Li-Jiang Tang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of tea polyphenols on cardiac function in rats with diabetic cardiomyopathy, and the mechanism by which tea polyphenols regulate autophagy in diabetic cardiomyopathy. METHODS: Sixty Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomly divided into six groups: a normal control group (NC), an obesity group (OB), a diabetic cardiomyopathy group (DCM), a tea polyphenol group (TP), an obesity tea polyphenol treatment group (OB-TP), and a diabetic cardiomyopathy tea polyphenol treatment group (DCM-TP)...
May 2018: Journal of Zhejiang University. Science. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29724355/autophagy-and-myocardial-remodeling-is-it-autophagy-or-autophagic-machinery-and-signaling-pathways-regulating-it
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EDITORIAL
Antoine H Chaanine
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 8, 2018: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29724354/trehalose-induced-activation-of-autophagy-improves-cardiac-remodeling-after-myocardial-infarction
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Sebastiano Sciarretta, Derek Yee, Narayani Nagarajan, Franca Bianchi, Toshiro Saito, Valentina Valenti, Mingming Tong, Dominic P Del Re, Carmine Vecchione, Leonardo Schirone, Maurizio Forte, Speranza Rubattu, Akihiro Shirakabe, V Subbarao Boppana, Massimo Volpe, Giacomo Frati, Peiyong Zhai, Junichi Sadoshima
BACKGROUND: Trehalose (TRE) is a natural, nonreducing disaccharide synthesized by lower organisms. TRE exhibits an extraordinary ability to protect cells against different kinds of stresses through activation of autophagy. However, the effect of TRE on the heart during stress has never been tested. OBJECTIVES: This study evaluated the effects of TRE administration in a mouse model of chronic ischemic remodeling. METHODS: Wild-type (WT) or beclin1+/- mice were subjected to permanent ligation of the left anterior descending artery (LAD) and then treated with either placebo or trehalose (1 mg/g/day intraperitoneally for 48 h, then 2% in the drinking water)...
May 8, 2018: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29722337/accelerated-autophagy-of-cecal-ligation-and-puncture-induced-myocardial-dysfunction-and-its-correlation-with-mammalian-target-of-rapamycin-pathway-in-rats
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Hao Wang, Na Cui, Wen Han, Long-Xiang Su, Yun Long, Da-Wei Liu
Background: Recent studies have indicated that autophagy is involved in sepsis-induced myocardial dysfunction. This study aimed to investigate the change of autophagy in cecal ligation and puncture (CLP)-induced myocardium dysfunction and its relationship with mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathway. Methods: Totally, 12 rats were randomly divided into CLP group or sham-operated (SHAM) group. Cardiac tissues were harvested 18 h after CLP or sham operation. Pathology was detected by hematoxylin and eosin staining, cardiac functions by echocardiography, distribution of microtubule-associated protein light chain 3 type II (LC3II) by immunohistochemical staining, and autophagic vacuoles by transmission electron microscopy...
May 20, 2018: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29701054/-statistics-and-analysis-on-acupuncture-and-moxibustion-projects-of-the-national-natural-science-foundation-of-china-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-universities-and-colleges-in-recent-10-years-taking-the-general-program-and-national-science-fund-for-young
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Qingling Li, Qiang Ma, Dan Li, Nana Liu, Jiahui Yang, Chun Sun, Cheng Cheng, Xuezhao Jia, Jing Wang, Yonglei Zeng
To analyze statistically the situation of the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) from 2007 to 2016 in the field of acupuncture and moxibustion for supporting the national Universities colleges of traditional Chinese medicine on the General Program (GP) and the National Science Fund for Young Scholars (NSFYS). In view of five aspects, named fund, supporting units, key words, method, disorder and signal path, the differences were compared between GP and NSFYS, the following characteristics were summarized...
March 12, 2018: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29694958/current-mechanistic-concepts-in-ischemia-and-reperfusion-injury
#10
Meng-Yu Wu, Giou-Teng Yiang, Wan-Ting Liao, Andy Po-Yi Tsai, Yeung-Leung Cheng, Pei-Wen Cheng, Chia-Ying Li, Chia-Jung Li
Ischemia-reperfusion injury is associated with serious clinical manifestations, including myocardial hibernation, acute heart failure, cerebral dysfunction, gastrointestinal dysfunction, systemic inflammatory response syndrome, and multiple organ dysfunction syndrome. Ischemia-reperfusion injury is a critical medical condition that poses an important therapeutic challenge for physicians. In this review article, we present recent advances focusing on the basic pathophysiology of ischemia-reperfusion injury, especially the involvement of reactive oxygen species and cell death pathways...
April 20, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29689566/inhibition-of-lncrna-hrim-increases-cell-viability-by-regulating-autophagy-levels-during-hypoxia-reoxygenation-in-myocytes
#11
Zhouqing Huang, Bozhi Ye, Zhengxian Wang, Jibo Han, Lu Lin, Peiren Shan, Xueli Cai, Weijian Huang
Backgrund/Aims: Ischemia reperfusion (I/R) promotes the severity of cardiomyocyte injury. Long noncoding RNAs (LncRNAs) are key regulators in cardiovascular diseases. However, the association between LncRNAs and myocardial I/R injury has not been thoroughly characterized to date. We attempted to clarify the potential biological role of a LncRNA (E230034O05Rik), which we named hypoxia/reoxygenation (H/R) injury-related factor in myocytes (HRIM), by investigating the differential expression of LncRNAs between groups of myocytes exposed to either a normal level of oxygen or to H/R...
April 18, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29689564/pulmonary-exposure-to-particulate-matter-pm2-5-affects-the-sensitivity-to-myocardial-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-through-farnesoid-x-receptor-induced-autophagy
#12
Fei Tong, Hua Zhang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of administering particulate matter (PM2.5) to the lungs on the sensitivity to myocardial ischemia/reperfusion injury (MI/RI) and the role of farnesoid-X-receptor (FXR)-induced autophagy in this process. METHODS: Male Sprague Dawley (SD) rats were subjected to 45 min of ischemia, and the lungs were exposed to 2.0 mg of PM2.5 in 0.3 mL of normal saline 5 min before reperfusion. After 24 h of reperfusion, the blood and myocardium were collected, and the myocardial infarct sizes, activities of serum creatine kinase (CK) and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), and levels of serum high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP), interleukin-4 (IL-4), interleukin-6 (IL-6), tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), cardiac troponin T (cTnT), P-selectin and D-dimer were measured via biochemical analysis...
April 19, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680826/inflammation-autophagy-and-apoptosis-after-myocardial-infarction
#13
Xianwei Wang, Zhikun Guo, Zufeng Ding, Jawahar L Mehta
BACKGROUND: There is evidence for inflammation, autophagy, and apoptosis in the ischemic heart. Autophagy is a physiologic process for tissue survival. Apoptosis, on the other hand, is a mechanism that serves to clear the debris in the setting of tissue injury. The balance between autophagy and apoptosis may be important in cell survival and cardiac function. METHODS AND RESULTS: We examined the interplay of inflammation and myocyte autophagy and apoptosis during the ischemic process...
April 21, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679702/alamandine-attenuates-sepsis-associated-cardiac-dysfunction-via-inhibiting-mapks-signaling-pathways
#14
Peng Li, Xi-Ru Chen, Fei Xu, Chi Liu, Chang Li, Hui Liu, Hui Wang, Wei Sun, Yan-Hui Sheng, Xiang-Qing Kong
Sepsis-induced myocardial dysfunction represents a major cause of death in intensive care units. Alamandine is an important biologically active peptide in the renin-angiotensin system. The present study evaluated whether alamandine improves cardiac dysfunction, inflammation, and apoptosis, and affects the signaling pathways involved in these events. Experiments were carried out in mice treated with lipopolysaccharide (LPS) or alamandine, and in neonatal rat cardiomyocytes. Alamandine increased the ejection fraction and fractional shortening, both of which were decreased upon LPS infusion in mice...
April 18, 2018: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679641/ethanol-induced-cardiomyocyte-toxicity-involves-autophagy-nfkb-transcription-factor
#15
Jessica Maiuolo, Alessia Maretta, Micaela Gliozzi, Vincenzo Musolino, Cristina Carresi, Francesca Bosco, Rocco Mollace, Federica Scarano, Ernesto Palma, Miriam Scicchitano, Saverio Nucera, Domenico Sergi, Saverio Muscoli, Santo Gratteri, Carolina Muscoli, Vincenzo Mollace
Chronic ethanol (EtOH) consumption causes early detrimental consequences in many tissues including the myocardium, though the molecular mechanisms leading to the alcoholic cardiomyopathy (ACM) still remain to be elucidated. Here, we studied several biomolecular changes occurring in cardiomyoblasts after their exposure to sublethal concentrations of EtOH and the potential synergistic effect with methylmercury (MM) or doxorubicin (DOXO), which are known to produce direct myocardial dysfunction. In addition, the possible role of autophagic responses and Nuclear Factor kappa-B (NFkB) modulation in early post-alcoholic myocardial damage has been investigated...
April 18, 2018: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665360/alpha7-nicotinic-acetylcholine-receptor-activation-protects-against-myocardial-reperfusion-injury-through-modulation-of-autophagy
#16
Zuoxu Hou, Yaguang Zhou, Hongyan Yang, Yan Liu, Xuechao Mao, Xinghua Qin, Xiaoliang Li, Xing Zhang, Yuanyuan Hu
Alpha7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (α7nAChR) activation alleviates myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (MI/R) injury. However, the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. Here, we investigated the role of autophagy in α7nAChR-mediated cardioprotection and the molecular mechanisms involved. Activating α7nAChR with PNU-282987 at the initiation of reperfusion reduced myocardial infarct size in MI/R rats. PNU-282987 treatment also significantly inhibited MI/R-induced myocardial autophagy dysfunction as evidenced by the reduction of LC3-II/LC3-I ratio, Beclin-1 and p62 abundance...
April 14, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660306/ablation-of-toll-like-receptor-4-attenuates-aging-induced-myocardial-remodeling-and-contractile-dysfunction-through-ncori-hdac1-mediated-regulation-of-autophagy
#17
Shuyi Wang, Wei Ge, Carrie Harns, Xianzhong Meng, Yingmei Zhang, Jun Ren
Aging is usually accompanied with overt structural and functional changes as well as suppressed autophagy in the heart although the precise regulatory mechanisms are somewhat unknown. Here we evaluated the role of the innate proinflammatory mediator toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) in cardiac aging and the underlying mechanism with a focus on autophagy. Cardiac geometry and function were monitored in young or old wild-type (WT) and TLR4 knockout (TLR4-/- ) mice using echocardiography, IonOptix® edge-detection and fura-2 techniques...
April 13, 2018: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652546/ataxia-telangiectasia-mutated-kinase-deficiency-impairs-autophagic-response-early-during-myocardial-infarction
#18
Patsy R Thrasher, Stephanie L C Scofield, Suman Dalal, Claire C Crawford, Mahipal Singh, Krishna Singh
Ataxia-telangiectasia mutated kinase (ATM) is activated in response to DNA damage. We have previously shown that ATM plays a critical role in myocyte apoptosis and cardiac remodeling following myocardial infarction (MI). Here, we tested the hypothesis that ATM deficiency results in autophagic impairment in the heart early during MI. MI was induced in wild-type (WT) and ATM heterozygous knockout (hKO) mice by ligation of the left anterior descending artery (LAD). Structural and biochemical parameters of the heart were measured 4 hours following LAD ligation...
April 13, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651246/lactone-component-from-ligusticum-chuanxiong-alleviates-myocardial-ischemia-injury-through-inhibiting-autophagy
#19
Gang Wang, Guoliang Dai, Jie Song, Maomao Zhu, Ying Liu, Xuefeng Hou, Zhongcheng Ke, Yuanli Zhou, Huihui Qiu, Fujing Wang, Nan Jiang, Xiaobin Jia, Liang Feng
The dysregulation of autophagy is associated with a series of cardiovascular diseases, such as myocardial ischemia injury. Lactone component from Ligusticum chuanxiong (LLC) is the major constituent of the traditional Chinese herb L. chuanxiong Hort., which has been reported to hold potential cardioprotective effects. In this study, to determine whether LLC protects the heart through regulation of autophagy, we explored the effects of LLC on cardioprotection and autophagy in myocardial ischemia injured rats and H9c2 cardiomyocytes...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29608885/microrna-223-protects-neonatal-rat-cardiomyocytes-and-h9c2-cells-from-hypoxia-induced-apoptosis-and-excessive-autophagy-via-the-akt-mtor-pathway-by-targeting-parp-1
#20
Xiaoxiao Liu, Yunfei Deng, Yifeng Xu, Wei Jin, Hongli Li
Myocardial infarction (MI), characterized by interruption of blood and oxygen to myocardium, is a common yet fatal cardiovascular event that causes progressive damage to myocardial tissue and eventually leads to heart failure. Previous studies have shown increased expression of microRNA-223 (miR-223) in infarcted myocardial tissues of humans and in rat models of MI. However, the role of miR-223 in cell survival during MI has not been elucidated. Thus, we aimed to investigate whether miR-223 participates in the regulation of cardiac ischemia-induced injury and to elucidate the underlying mechanisms of this process...
May 2018: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
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