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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771478/the-reverse-remodeling-response-to-sacubitril-valsartan-therapy-in-heart-failure-with-reduced-ejection-fraction
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Pieter Martens, Hanne Beliën, Matthias Dupont, Pieter Vandervoort, Wilfried Mullens
BACKGROUND: Major classes of medical therapy for heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) induce reverse remodeling. The revere remodeling response to sacubitril/valsartan remains unstudied. METHODS: We performed a single-center, prospective assessor-blinded study to determine the reverse remodeling response of sacubitril/valsartan-therapy in HFrEF-patients with a class I-indication (New York heart Association [NYHA]-class II-IV, Left ventricular ejection fraction [LVEF]<35%, optimal dose with Renin-Angiotensin-System-Blocker [RAS-blocker])...
May 17, 2018: Cardiovascular Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766392/excessive-glutamate-stimulation-impairs-ace2-activity-through-adam17-mediated-shedding-in-cultured-cortical-neurons
#2
Jiaxi Xu, Srinivas Sriramula, Eric Lazartigues
The excitotoxicity of glutamate plays an important role in the progression of various neurological disorders via participating in inflammation and neuronal damage. In this study, we identified the role of excessive glutamate stimulation in the modulation of angiotensin-converting enzyme type 2 (ACE2), a critical component in the compensatory axis of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS). In primary cultured cortical neurons, high concentration of glutamate (100 µM) significantly reduced the enzymatic activity of ACE2...
May 15, 2018: Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765306/microglial-activation-is-modulated-by-captopril-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-studies
#3
Keren Asraf, Nofar Torika, Ron N Apte, Sigal Fleisher-Berkovich
The renin-angiotensin system (RAS) is an important peripheral system involved in homeostasis modulation, with angiotensin II (Ang II) serving as the main effector hormone. The main enzyme involved in Ang II formation is angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE). ACE inhibitors (ACEIs) such as captopril (Cap) are predominantly used for the management of hypertension. All of the components of the RAS have also been identified in brain. Centrally located hormones such as Ang II can induce glial inflammation. Moreover, in Alzheimer's disease (AD) models, where glial inflammation occurs and is thought to contribute to the propagation of the disease, increased levels of Ang II and ACE have been detected...
2018: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763768/effects-on-estrogen-dependent-and-triple-negative-breast-cancer-cells-growth-of-ni-ii-zn-ii-and-cd-ii-complexes-with-the-schiff-base-derived-from-pyridine-2-carboxaldehyde-and-5-6-diamino-1-3-dimethyluracil-explored-through-the-renin-angiotensin-system-ras
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Nuria A Illán-Cabeza, Sonia B Jiménez-Pulido, Francisco Hueso-Ureña, María J Ramírez-Expósito, Purificación Sánchez-Sánchez, José M Martínez-Martos, Miguel N Moreno-Carretero
A series of Ni(II), Zn(II) and Cd(II) complexes with the Schiff base derived from the condensation 1:1 from pyridine-2-carboxaldehyde and 5,6-diamino-1,3-dimethyluracil (6-amino-1,3-dimethyl-5-[(pyridin-2-ylmethylidene)-amino]pyrimidine-2,4(1H,3H)-dione, DAAUPic) were synthesized and subsequently characterized by means of elemental analysis, FT-IR, NMR and nine of them by X-ray diffraction. Except the [Zn(μ-O,O'-AcO)(N5 ,N6 ,N1F -DAAUPicH-1 )]2 and [Cd(O,O'-NO3 )(μ-O4 ,(N5 ,N6 ,N1F )-DAAUPicH-1 )(H2 O)]2 ·2H2 O dimers and the [Cd(μ-S,N-SCN)(N5 ,N6 ,N1F -DAAUPicH-1 )]n chain-like polymer, all of them display monomeric molecular structures...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761600/loss-of-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-2-exacerbates-diabetic-retinopathy-by-promoting-bone-marrow-dysfunction
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Yaqian Duan, Eleni Beli, Sergio Li Calzi, Judith L Quigley, Rehae C Miller, Leni Moldovan, Dongni Feng, Tatiana E Salazar, Sugata Hazra, Jude Al-Sabah, Kakarla V Chalam, Thao Le Phuong Trinh, Marya Meroueh, Troy A Markel, Matthew C Murray, Ruchi J Vyas, Michael E Boulton, Patricia Parsons-Wingerter, Gavin Y Oudit, Alexander G Obukhov, Maria B Grant
Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) is the primary enzyme of the vasoprotective axis of the renin angiotensin system (RAS). We tested the hypothesis that loss of ACE2 would exacerbate diabetic retinopathy by promoting bone marrow dysfunction. ACE2-/y were crossed with Akita mice, a model of type 1 diabetes. When comparing the bone marrow of the ACE2-/y -Akita mice to that of Akita mice, we observed a reduction of both short-term and long-term repopulating hematopoietic stem cells, a shift of hematopoiesis towards myelopoiesis, and an impairment of lineage- c-kit+ hematopoietic stem/progenitor cell (HS/PC) migration and proliferation...
May 15, 2018: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760662/targeting-renin-angiotensin-system-against-alzheimer-s-disease
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Abadi Kahsu Gebre, Birhanetensay Masresha Altaye, Tesfay Mehari Atey, Kald Beshir Tuem, Derbew Fikadu Berhe
Renin Angiotensin System (RAS) is a hormonal system that regulates blood pressure and fluid balance through a coordinated action of renal, cardiovascular, and central nervous systems. In addition to its hemodynamic regulatory role, RAS involves in many brain activities, including memory acquisition and consolidation. This review has summarized the involvement of RAS in the pathology of Alzheimer's disease (AD), and the outcomes of treatment with RAS inhibitors. We have discussed the effect of brain RAS in the amyloid plaque (Aβ) deposition, oxidative stress, neuroinflammation, and vascular pathology which are directly and indirectly associated with AD...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754503/hesperidin-suppresses-renin-angiotensin-system-mediated-nox2-over-expression-and-sympathoexcitation-in-2k-1c-hypertensive-rats
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Chutamas Wunpathe, Prapassorn Potue, Putcharawipa Maneesai, Sarawoot Bunbupha, Parichat Prachaney, Upa Kukongviriyapan, Veerapol Kukongviriyapan, Poungrat Pakdeechote
Hesperidin, a flavonoid derived from citrus fruits, possesses several beneficial effects including anti-oxidation and anti-inflammation. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of hesperidin on the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) cascade that mediated oxidative stress and sympathoexcitation in two-kidney, one-clipped (2K-1C) hypertensive rats. 2K-1C hypertension was induced in male Sprague-Dawley rats. Hypertensive rats were treated with hesperidin at 20[Formula: see text]mg/kg or 40[Formula: see text]mg/kg or losartan at 10[Formula: see text]mg/kg beginning at three weeks after surgery and then continued for four weeks ([Formula: see text]/group)...
May 13, 2018: American Journal of Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753230/nebivolol-prevents-vascular-oxidative-stress-and-hypertension-in-rats-chronically-treated-with-ethanol
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Gabriel T do Vale, Janaina A Simplicio, Natália A Gonzaga, Rodrigo Yokota, Amanda A Ribeiro, Dulce E Casarini, Bruno S de Martinis, Carlos R Tirapelli
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Chronic ethanol consumption is associated with hypertension and atherosclerosis. Vascular oxidative stress is described as an important mechanism whereby ethanol predisposes to atherosclerosis. We hypothesized that nebivolol would prevent ethanol-induced hypertension and vascular oxidative stress. METHODS: Male Wistar rats were treated with ethanol 20% (vol./vol.) or nebivolol (10 mg/kg/day, p. o., gavage), a selective β1 -adrenergic receptor antagonist...
April 30, 2018: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753046/identification-of-two-isoforms-of-pop-in-the-domestic-silkworm-bombyx-mori-cloning-characterization-and-expression-analysis
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Ping Fu, Wei Sun, Juan Lai, Yi-Hong Shen, Ze Zhang
Two isoforms, Bmpop-a and Bmpop-b, were cloned and characterized, which were found to encode prolyl oligopeptidase (Pop) of the domestic silkworm Bombyx mori. The full lengths of Bmpop-a and Bmpop-b were 2497 and 2508 bp, deducing 707 and 740 amino acids, respectively. Both of them, possessing the typical characteristics of the Pop family of serine proteinase, were detected to be expressed among different tissues and development stages at the transcription and translation levels. Soluble recombinant BmPop-a (rBmPop-a) had oligopeptidase activity toward the substrates, Z-Gly-Pro-pNA, Z-Gly-Pro-AMC and angiotensin I...
May 9, 2018: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752427/molecular-basis-of-brain-ras-in-cardiovascular-and-neurological-disorders-uncovering-a-key-role-for-the-astroglial-at1r
#10
Dhanush Haspula, Michelle A Clark
The central renin angiotensin system (RAS) is one of the most widely investigated cardiovascular systems in the brain. It is implicated in a myriad of cardiovascular diseases. However, studies from the last decade have identified its involvement in several neurological abnormalities. Understanding the molecular functionality of the various RAS components can thus provide considerable insight into the phenotypic differences and mechanistic drivers of not just cardiovascular, but also neurological disorders. Since activation of one of its primary receptors, the angiotensin type-1 receptor (AT1R) results in an augmentation of oxidative stress and inflammatory cytokines, it becomes essential to investigate not just neuronal RAS, but also glial RAS as well...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752343/unexpected-role-of-the-human-cytomegalovirus-contribute-to-essential-hypertension-in-the-kazakh-chinese-population-of-xinjiang
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Qian Feng, Jing Hui, Na Tang, Yong-Min Liu, Hua Zhong, Zhen Li, La-Mei Wang, Yuan-Yuan Qu, Feng-Mei Deng, Fang He
Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) infection, chronic inflammation and oxidative stress, the renin-angiotensin system (RAS), endothelial function, and DNA methylation play roles in the pathogenesis of essential hypertension (EH); however, the mechanism by which HCMV predisposes patients to hypertension remain unclear. Our group previously demonstrated an association between EH and HCMV infection in Kazakh Chinese; Here, we investigated the relationship between HCMV infection and other clinicopathological features in 720 Kazakhs individuals with or without hypertension (n = 360 each; age, 18-80)...
May 11, 2018: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752040/mesenchymal-stem-cell-derived-microvesicles-alleviate-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-by-regulating-renin-angiotensin-system
#12
Zhenjun Liu, Jinghu Liu, Mengyuan Xiao, Junxian Wang, Feng Yao, Weikai Zeng, Liqin Yu, Yuejie Guan, Wenyan Wei, Zijian Peng, Kunpeng Zhu, Jin Wang, Zhongyuan Yang, Jixin Zhong, Jianying Chen
In recent years, microvesicles (MVs) derived from mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been proved to be able to improve the outcome of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in many respects, but the underlying mechanisms of it still remain unclear. Because the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) has been found to be closely related to PAH, the present study was designed to investigate whether the effect of MSC-derived MVs on PAH was correlated with RAS. MVs were isolated and purified from bone marrow MSCs. PAH rat models were established by a single intraperitoneal injection of 1% monocrotaline (MCT, 50 mg/Kg)...
March 15, 2018: Journal of the American Society of Hypertension: JASH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738576/distinct-characteristics-and-outcomes-in-elderly-onset-iga-vasculitis-henoch-sch%C3%A3-nlein-purpura-with-nephritis-nationwide-cohort-study-of-data-from-the-japan-renal-biopsy-registry-j-rbr
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Hiroyuki Komatsu, Shouichi Fujimoto, Shoichi Maruyama, Masashi Mukoyama, Hitoshi Sugiyama, Kazuhiko Tsuruya, Hiroshi Sato, Jun Soma, Junko Yano, Seiji Itano, Tomoya Nishino, Toshinobu Sato, Ichiei Narita, Hitoshi Yokoyama
BACKGROUND: The clinical presentation and prognosis of adult and elderly patients with IgA vasculitis (Henoch-Schönlein purpura) accompanied by nephritis (IgAV-N) have not been investigated in detail. We therefore surveyed the features and outcomes of IgAV-N based on nationwide data derived from the Japan Renal Biopsy Registry (J-RBR). METHODS: This multi-center cohort study compared the clinicopathological parameters at diagnosis, initial therapies and outcomes between 106 adult (age 19-64 years) and 46 elderly (≥65 years) patients with IgAV-N who were registered in the J-RBR between 2007 and 2012...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737449/modification-of-gene-expression-profiling-related-to-renin-angiotensin-system-in-an-ischemia-reperfusion-rat-model-after-t3-infusion
#14
Laura Sabatino, Silvana Balzan, Claudia Kusmic, Giorgio Iervasi
Triiodothyronine (T3) and renin-angiotensin system (RAS) are functionally related in cardiovascular system. Recently, in an in vivo myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) model in rats, we showed that T3 treatment improved the post-ischemic recovery of cardiac function. In the present study, we used the same experimental model of regional I/R, obtained by 30 min occlusion of the left descending coronary artery, followed by 3-days of reperfusion, to investigate the effect of 48-h treatment (started 1 day after ischemia) with 6 µg/kg/day T3 or vehicle...
May 8, 2018: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733881/cognitive-benefits-of-angiotensin-iv-and-angiotensin-1-7-a-systematic-review-of-experimental-studies
#15
REVIEW
Jean K Ho, Daniel A Nation
OBJECTIVES: To explore effects of the brain renin-angiotensin system (RAS) on cognition. DESIGN: Systematic review of experimental (non-human) studies assessing cognitive effects of RAS peptides angiotensin-(3-8) [Ang IV] and angiotensin-(1-7) [Ang-(1-7)] and their receptors, the Ang IV receptor (AT4R) and the Mas receptor. RESULTS: Of 450 articles identified, 32 met inclusion criteria. Seven of 11 studies of normal animals found Ang IV had beneficial effects on tests of passive or conditioned avoidance and object recognition...
May 4, 2018: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29729681/up-regulation-of-renal-renin-angiotensin-system-and-inflammatory-mechanisms-in-the-prenatal-programming-by-low-protein-diet-beneficial-effect-of-the-post-weaning-losartan-treatment
#16
I K M Watanabe, Z P Jara, R A Volpini, M D C Franco, F F Jung, D E Casarini
Previous studies have shown that the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) is affected by adverse maternal nutrition during pregnancy. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of a maternal low-protein diet on proinflammatory cytokines, reactive oxygen species and RAS components in kidney samples isolated from adult male offspring. We hypothesized that post-weaning losartan treatment would have beneficial effects on RAS activity and inflammatory and oxidative stress markers in these animals. Pregnant Sprague-Dawley rats were fed with a control (20% casein) or low-protein diet (LP) (6% casein) throughout gestation...
May 6, 2018: Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29727629/losartan-prevents-the-imbalance-between-renal-dopaminergic-and-renin-angiotensin-systems-induced-by-fructose-overload-l-dopa-dopamine-index-as-new-potential-biomarker-of-renal-dysfunction
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Natalia Lucía Rukavina Mikusic, Nicolás Martín Kouyoumdzian, Ana Uceda, Julieta Sofía Del Mauro, Marcela Pandolfo, Mariela Mercedes Gironacci, Ana María Puyó, Jorge Eduardo Toblli, Belisario Enrique Fernández, Marcelo Roberto Choi
BACKGROUND: The renin angiotensin system (RAS) and the renal dopaminergic system (RDS) act as autocrine and paracrine systems to regulate renal sodium management and inflammation and their alterations have been associated to hypertension and renal damage. Nearly 30-50% of hypertensive patients have insulin resistance (IR), with a strong correlation between hyperinsulinemia and microalbuminuria. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to demonstrate the existence of an imbalance between RAS and RDS associated to IR, hypertension and kidney damage induced by fructose overload (FO), as well as to establish their prevention, by pharmacological inhibition of RAS with losartan...
May 1, 2018: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29713053/first-line-renin-angiotensin-system-inhibitors-vs-other-first-line-antihypertensive-drug-classes-in-hypertensive-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
#18
Ganmi Wang, Yujie Chen, Liangjin Li, Wenlu Tang, James M Wright
First-line renin-angiotensin system (RAS) inhibitors are recommended for diabetic patients because of their potential nephron-protective properties. For hypertensive patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, little is known about first-line RAS inhibitors vs. other first-line antihypertensive agents in terms of cardiovascular outcomes. We performed a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to assess the comparative efficacy of first-line RAS inhibitors vs. other first-line antihypertensive drug classes in hypertensive patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus...
May 1, 2018: Journal of Human Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29712882/angiotensin-generation-in-the-brain-a-re-evaluation
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REVIEW
Estrellita Uijl, Liwei Ren, A H Jan Danser
The existence of a so-called brain renin-angiotensin system (RAS) is controversial. Given the presence of the blood-brain barrier, angiotensin generation in the brain, if occurring, should depend on local synthesis of renin and angiotensinogen. Yet, although initially brain-selective expression of intracellular renin was reported, data in intracellular renin knockout animals argue against a role for this renin in angiotensin generation. Moreover, renin levels in brain tissue at most represented renin in trapped blood...
April 30, 2018: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29710494/novel-angiotensin-receptor-blocker-azilsartan-induces-oxidative-stress-and-nfkb-mediated-apoptosis-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cell-line-hepg2
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Elham Ahmadian, Ahmad Yari Khosroushahi, Aziz Eftekhari, Safar Farajnia, Hossein Babaei, Mohammad Ali Eghbal
Overexpression of renin angiotensin system (RAS) components and nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-kB) has a key role in various cancers. Blockade of RAS and NF-kB pathway has been suggested to reduce cancer cell proliferation. This study aimed to investigate the role of angiotensin II and NF-kB pathway in liver hepatocellular carcinoma cell line (HepG2) proliferation by using azilsartan (as a novel Ag II antagonist) and Bay 11-7082 (as NF-kB inhibitor). HepG2 cells were treated with different concentrations of azilsartan and Bay 11-7082...
March 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
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