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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904154/circadian-rhythm-of-blood-pressure-and-the-renin-angiotensin-system-in-the-kidney
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REVIEW
Naro Ohashi, Shinsuke Isobe, Sayaka Ishigaki, Hideo Yasuda
Activation of the intrarenal renin-angiotensin system (RAS) has a critical role in the pathophysiology of the circadian rhythm of blood pressure (BP) and renal injury, independent of circulating RAS. Although it is clear that the circulating RAS has a circadian rhythm, reports of a circadian rhythm in tissue-specific RAS are limited. Clinical studies evaluating intrarenal RAS activity by urinary angiotensinogen (AGT) levels have indicated that urinary AGT levels were equally low during both the daytime and nighttime in individuals without chronic kidney disease (CKD) and that urinary AGT levels were higher during the daytime than at nighttime in patients with CKD...
December 1, 2016: Hypertension Research: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904104/the-effects-of-unilateral-nephrectomy-on-blood-pressure-and-its-circadian-rhythm
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Naro Ohashi, Shinsuke Isobe, Sayaka Ishigaki, Takahisa Suzuki, Daisuke Motoyama, Takayuki Sugiyama, Masao Nagata, Akihiko Kato, Seiichiro Ozono, Hideo Yasuda
Objective Hypertension and diurnal blood pressure (BP) variation are widely accepted as risk factors for renal damage. However, the effects of unilateral nephrectomy on BP and its circadian rhythm have not yet been clarified in patients with a compromised renal function, including dialysis patients. Methods We investigated 22 unilateral nephrectomized patients (16 men and 6 women, age: 64.5±14.3 years). The function of the circulating renin-angiotensin system (RAS) (plasma renin activity and plasma angiotensin II) and 24-h ambulatory BP monitoring (ABPM) were evaluated before and after nephrectomy...
2016: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896943/ang-1-7-protects-cardiomyocytes-against-hg-induced-injuries-through-inhibiting-ros-activated-leptin-p38-mapk-erk1-2-pathways-but-not-leptin-jnk-pathway-in-vitro
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Yiyan Lei, Qing Xu, Bo Zeng, Wei Zhang, Yulan Zhen, Yuansheng Zhai, Fei Cheng, Weiyi Mei, Dongdan Zheng, Jianqiang Feng, Jun Lan, Jingfu Chen
AIMS: Angiotensin-(1-7) [Ang-(1-7)], recognized as a new bioactive peptide in renin-angiotensin system (RAS), shows biological and pharmacological properties in diabetic cardiovascular diseases. Leptin induced-p38 MAPK pathway has been reported to contribute to the high glucose (HG)-induced injury. In this study, we demonstrated the mechanism that how Ang-(1-7) can protect from HG-stimulated injuries in H9c2 cells. METHODS: H9c2 cells were treated with 35 mM glucose (HG) for 24 h to establish a model of HG-induced damage...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Diabetes Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889958/ace2-and-the-homolog-collectrin-in-the-modulation-of-nitric-oxide-and-oxidative-stress-in-blood-pressure-homeostasis-and-vascular-injury
#4
Guang Yang, Pei-Lun Chu, Lars Christian Rump, Thu H Le, Johannes Stegbauer
SIGNIFICANCE: Hypertension is the leading risk factor causing mortality and morbidity worldwide. Angiotensin (Ang) II, the most active metabolite of the renin-angiotensin (RAS) plays an outstanding role in the pathogenesis of hypertension and vascular injury. Activation of angiotensin converting enzyme2 (ACE2) has shown to attenuate devastating effects of Angiotensin II in the cardiovascular system by reducing Ang II degradation and increasing Ang-(1-7) generation leading to Mas receptor activation...
November 27, 2016: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887998/the-intricacies-of-the-renin-angiotensin-system-in-metabolic-regulation
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REVIEW
Erin B Bruce, Annette D de Kloet
Over recent years, the renin-angiotensin-system (RAS), which is best-known as an endocrine system with established roles in hydromineral balance and blood pressure control, has emerged as a fundamental regulator of many additional physiological and pathophysiological processes. In this manuscript, we celebrate and honor Randall Sakai's commitment to his trainees, as well as his contribution to science. Scientifically, Randall made many notable contributions to the recognition of the RAS's roles in brain and behavior...
November 22, 2016: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884223/local-renin-angiotensin-aldosterone-systems-and-cardiovascular-diseases
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REVIEW
Walmor C De Mello
The presence of local renin angiotensin aldosterone systems (RAAS) in the cardiovascular and renal tissues and their influence in cardiovascular and renal diseases are described. The fundamental role of ACE/Ang II/AT1 receptor axis activation as well the counterregulatory role of ACE2/Ang (1-7)/Mas receptor activation on cardiovascular and renal physiology and pathology are emphasized. The presence of a local RAS and its influence on hypertension is discussed, and finally, the hypothesis that epigenetic factors change the RAAS in utero and induce the expression of renin or Ang II inside the cells of the cardiovascular system is presented...
January 2017: Medical Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884212/angiotensin-converting-enzyme-2-is-reduced-in-alzheimer-s-disease-in-association-with-increasing-amyloid-%C3%AE-and-tau-pathology
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Patrick Gavin Kehoe, Steffenny Wong, Noura Al Mulhim, Laura Elyse Palmer, J Scott Miners
BACKGROUND: Hyperactivity of the classical axis of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS), mediated by angiotensin II (Ang II) activation of the angiotensin II type 1 receptor (AT1R), is implicated in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Angiotensin-converting enzyme-2 (ACE-2) degrades Ang II to angiotensin 1-7 (Ang (1-7)) and counter-regulates the classical axis of RAS. We have investigated the expression and distribution of ACE-2 in post-mortem human brain tissue in relation to AD pathology and classical RAS axis activity...
November 25, 2016: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881888/effects-of-ramipril-and-telmisartan-on-plasma-concentrations-of-low-molecular-weight-and-protein-thiols-and-carotid-intima-media-thickness-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Angelo Zinellu, Salvatore Sotgia, Arduino A Mangoni, Elisabetta Sotgiu, Sara Ena, Dionigia Arru, Stefano Assaretti, Angela Baralla, Andrea E Satta, Ciriaco Carru
Hypertension, a common feature in chronic kidney disease (CKD), is an independent risk factor for CKD progression and cardiovascular disease. Although inhibitors of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) exert salutary effects on blood pressure control and proteinuria in CKD patients, their activity towards traditional and novel oxidative markers is largely unknown. We studied the effects of 6-month treatment with telmisartan versus a combination of telmisartan and ramipril on plasma concentrations of low molecular mass (LMW, including homocysteine and cysteine) and protein thiols (PSH) plasma concentration and their relationships with carotid intima media thickness (IMT), in 24 hypertensive CKD patients (age 60 ± 12 years, 8 females and 16 males)...
2016: Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881877/exercise-training-attenuates-renovascular-hypertension-partly-via-ras-ros-glutamate-pathway-in-the-hypothalamic-paraventricular-nucleus
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Yan Zhang, Xiao-Jing Yu, Wen-Sheng Chen, Hong-Li Gao, Kai-Li Liu, Xiao-Lian Shi, Xiao-Yan Fan, Lin-Lin Jia, Wei Cui, Guo-Qing Zhu, Jin-Jun Liu, Yu-Ming Kang
Exercise training (ExT) has been reported to benefit hypertension; however, the exact mechanisms involved are unclear. We hypothesized that ExT attenuates hypertension, in part, through the renin-angiotensin system (RAS), reactive oxygen species (ROS), and glutamate in the paraventricular nucleus (PVN). Two-kidney, one-clip (2K1C) renovascular hypertensive rats were assigned to sedentary (Sed) or treadmill running groups for eight weeks. Dizocilpine (MK801), a glutamate receptor blocker, or losartan (Los), an angiotensin II type1 receptor (AT1-R) blocker, were microinjected into the PVN at the end of the experiment...
November 24, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875953/management-of-hypertension-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-in-asia
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Qi-Fang Huang, Satoshi Hoshide, Hao-Min Cheng, Sungha Park, Chang-Gyu Park, Chen-Huan Chen, Kazuomi Kario, Ji-Guang Wang
Hypertension is both a cause and consequence of chronic kidney disease (CKD). According to the Chinese national survey in 2007-2010, the prevalence of CKD was much higher in hypertensive patients (18.9%, n=16,691) than in the overall population sample (10.8%, n=47,204). CKD in hypertension confers risks to the kidneys as well as other organs. Probably because of high dietary salt intake, Asian hypertensive patients with CKD show high prevalence of non-dipping and reversed dipping blood pressure pattern, and may have even higher risks of cardiovascular disease...
November 22, 2016: Current Hypertension Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871084/olmesartan-prevents-microalbuminuria-in-db-db-diabetic-mice-through-inhibition-of-angiotensin-ii-p38-sirt1-induced-podocyte-apoptosis
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Junhui Gu, Ming Yang, Na Qi, Shuqin Mei, Jiejian Chen, Shuwei Song, Ying Jing, Meihan Chen, Liangliang He, Lijun Sun, Huimin Hu, Lin Li, Rudolf P Wüthrich, Ming Wu, Changlin Mei
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Blockage of the renin-angiotensin II system (RAS) prevents or delays albuminuria in diabetic patients. The aim of this study was to investigate the inhibitory mechanism of the angiotensin receptor blocker olmesartan on albuminuria in a murine model of diabetic nephropathy. METHODS: Male db/db diabetic mice were fed with placebo or 20 mg/kg olmesartan by daily gavage for 12 weeks. Conditionally immortalized mouse podocytes were treated with glucose, angiotensin II, olmesartan or p38 inhibitor s8307 in different experimental conditions after differentiation...
November 21, 2016: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864612/secretory-products-from-epicardial-adipose-tissue-from-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-impair-mitochondrial-%C3%AE-oxidation-in-cardiomyocytes-via-activation-of-the-cardiac-renin-angiotensin-system-and-induction-of-mir-208a
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Marcel Blumensatt, Pia Fahlbusch, Rebecca Hilgers, Marlies Bekaert, Daniella Herzfeld de Wiza, Payam Akhyari, Johannes B Ruige, D Margriet Ouwens
Secretory products from epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) from patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) impair cardiomyocyte function. These changes associate with alterations in miRNA expression, including the induction of miR-208a. Recent studies suggest that activation of the cardiac-specific renin-angiotensin system (RAS) may affect cardiac energy metabolism via induction of miR-208a. This study investigated whether cardiomyocyte dysfunction induced by conditioned media (CM) from EAT-T2D involves activation of the RAS/miR-208a pathway...
January 2017: Basic Research in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853962/enhanced-peripheral-dopamine-impairs-post-ischemic-healing-by-suppressing-angiotensin-receptor-type-1-expression-in-endothelial-cells-and-inhibiting-angiogenesis
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Chandrani Sarkar, Ramesh K Ganju, Vincent J Pompili, Debanjan Chakroborty
Increased circulating catecholamines have been linked with cardiovascular anomalies as well as with peripheral vascular diseases. Although the roles of epinephrine and norepinephrine have received considerable attention, the role of the other catecholamine, dopamine, has been less studied. Since dopamine is a potent endogenous inhibitor of angiogenesis and as angiogenesis is essential for ischemic healing, we therefore studied the role played by dopamine during ischemic healing using dopamine D2 receptor knockout (KOD2) mice...
November 16, 2016: Angiogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847271/oleuropein-improves-mitochondrial-function-to-attenuate-oxidative-stress-by-activating-the-nrf2-pathway-in-the-hypothalamic-paraventricular-nucleus-of-spontaneously-hypertensive-rats
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Wenyan Sun, Xin Wang, Chen Hou, Liang Yang, Hongbao Li, Jing Guo, Chanjuan Huo, Molin Wang, Yuwang Miao, Jiankang Liu, Yuming Kang
Hypertension is associated with increased reactive oxygen species (ROS) production in the paraventricular nucleus (PVN) of the hypothalamus. Oleuropein (OL) has a variety of biochemical roles, including antihypertensive and antioxidative functions. However, there have been few reports on the effects of OL on oxidative stress in the PVN on hypertension. In spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR), eight-week administration of 60 mg/kg/day of OL significantly reduced blood pressure, pro-inflammatory cytokines and the expression of components of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) compared with SHR rats treated with saline...
November 12, 2016: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846743/support-for-involvement-of-the-renin-angiotensin-system-in-dysplastic-barrett-s-esophagus
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Svein Olav Bratlie, Anna Casselbrant, Anders Edebo, Lars Fändriks
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Patients with dysplasia in Barrett's esophagus (BE) have a considerable risk of developing esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC). The mucosal expression of the pro-inflammatory angiotensin II receptor type 1 (AT1R) is elevated in these patients, suggesting a role in carcinogenesis. The purpose of this study was to determine whether interference with the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) would influence downstream markers of carcinogenesis. METHODS: Endoscopic mucosal biopsies from BE patients with low-grade dysplasia (LGD) were sampled before and after a three-week period of RAS-interfering treatment...
November 16, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830348/steroidal-and-novel-non-steroidal-mineralocorticoid-receptor-antagonists-in-heart-failure-and-cardiorenal-diseases-comparison-at-bench-and-bedside
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Peter Kolkhof, Frederic Jaisser, So-Young Kim, Gerasimos Filippatos, Christina Nowack, Bertram Pitt
Characterization of mice with cell-specific deletion or overexpression of the mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) shed a new light on its role in health and disease. Pathophysiological MR activation contributes to a plethora of deleterious molecular mechanisms in the development of cardiorenal diseases like chronic kidney disease (CKD) and heart failure (HF). Accordingly, the available steroidal MR antagonists (MRAs) spironolactone (first generation MRA) and eplerenone (second generation MRA) have been shown to be effective in reducing cardiovascular (CV) mortality and morbidity in patients with chronic HF and a reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (HFrEF)...
November 10, 2016: Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821561/the-ovarian-renin-angiotensin-system-ovras-a-major-factor-in-ovarian-function-and-disease
#17
Angela Palumbo, Julio Ávila, Frederick Naftolin
This contribution summarizes the pivotal role of the ovarian renin-angiotensin system (OVRAS) in ovarian physiology and disease, with particular emphasis on human clinical implications and established translational applications. The presence of a complete OVRAS in all studied species has been known for decades. The OVRAS has major effects on follicle development/atresia and ovulation and steroid hormone secretion, that is, it is necessary for normal reproduction. It is well established that OVRAS activity is regulated by gonadotropins and depends on activation of proteases in the area of growing follicles...
December 2016: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818235/high-sucrose-intake-during-gestation-increases-angiotensin-ii-type-1-receptor-mediated-vascular-contractility-associated-with-epigenetic-alterations-in-aged-offspring-rats
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Lei Wu, Aiping Shi, Di Zhu, Le Bo, Yuan Zhong, Juan Wang, Zhice Xu, Caiping Mao
Accruing evidence have confirmed that the fetal programming in response to adverse environmental in utero factors plays essential roles in the pathogenesis of hypertension in later life. High sugar intake has been accepted worldwide in everyday life diet and becomes the critical public health issue. Our previous studies indicated that intake of high sucrose (HS) during pregnancy could change the vascular reactivity and dipsogenic behavior closely associated with abnormal renin-angiotensin system (RAS), to increase the risk of hypertension in adult offspring...
December 2016: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815252/chymase-dependent-production-of-angiotensin-ii-an-old-enzyme-in-old-hearts
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Ghezal Froogh, John T Pinto, Yicong Le, Sharath Kandhi, Yeabsra Aleligne, An Huang, Dong Sun
Age-dependent alteration of the renin-angiotensin-system (RAS) and generation of angiotensin II (Ang II) are well documented. By contrast, RAS-independent generation of angiotensin II in aging and its responses to exercise have not been explored. To this end, we examined the effects of chymase, a secretory serine protease, on the angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE)-independent conversion of Ang I to Ang II. We hypothesize that age-dependent alteration of cardiac Ang II formation is chymase-dependent in nature and is prevented by exercise training...
November 4, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814397/the-interplay-between-the-renin-angiotensin-system-and-pacing-postconditioning-induced-cardiac-protection
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Fawzi Babiker, Aishah Al-Jarallah, Shaji Joseph
BACKGROUND: Accumulating evidence suggests a cardioprotective role of pacing postconditioning (PPC) maneuvers in animal models and more recently in humans. The procedure however remains to be optimized and its interaction with physiological systems remains to be further explored. The renin angiotensin system (RAS) plays a dual role in ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. The interaction between RAS and PPC induced cardiac protection is however not clearly understood. We have recently demonstrated that angiotensin (1-7) via Mas receptor played a significant role in PPC mediated cardiac protection against I/R injury...
2016: PloS One
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