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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811655/a-tissue-engineered-blood-vessel-model-of-hutchinson-gilford-progeria-syndrome-using-human-ipsc-derived-smooth-muscle-cells
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Leigh Atchison, Haoyue Zhang, Kan Cao, George A Truskey
Hutchison-Gilford Progeria Syndrome (HGPS) is a rare, accelerated aging disorder caused by nuclear accumulation of progerin, an altered form of the Lamin A gene. The primary cause of death is cardiovascular disease at about 14 years. Loss and dysfunction of smooth muscle cells (SMCs) in the vasculature may cause defects associated with HGPS. Due to limitations of 2D cell culture and mouse models, there is a need to develop improved models to discover novel therapeutics. To address this need, we produced a functional three-dimensional model of HGPS that replicates an arteriole-scale tissue engineered blood vessel (TEBV) using induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-derived SMCs from an HGPS patient...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811294/dihydrocapsiate-improved-age-associated-impairments-in-mice-by-increasing-energy-expenditure
#2
Kana Ohyama, Katsuya Suzuki
Metabolic dysfunction is associated with aging and results in age-associated chronic diseases, including type 2 diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease, and stroke. Hence, there has been a focus on increasing energy expenditure in aged populations to protect them from age-associated diseases. Dihydrocapsiate (DCT) is a compound that belongs to the capsinoid family. Capsinoids are capsaicin analogs that are found in non-pungent peppers and increase whole-body energy expenditure. However, their effect on energy expenditure has been reported only in young populations, and to date the effectiveness of DCT in increasing energy expenditure in aged populations has not been investigated...
August 15, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810808/advances-and-challenges-in-cardiovascular-gene-therapy
#3
Seppo Ylä-Herttuala, Johanna Lähteenvuo
25 years of gene therapy have not yet yielded standard therapeutic solutions for clinical use in cardiovascular medicine, but several therapeutic targets have been identified and foundations for future therapies have been set. The safety of viral gene therapy has been established with a wide variety of vectors and transgenes. Adenoviruses and adeno-associated viruses have established their role as vectors of choice for many cardiovascular applications and appropriate viral doses have been established for several tissues and applications...
August 16, 2017: Human Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809727/models-of-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-and-potential-translational-value-the-effects-of-3-5-l-diiodothyronine
#4
Elena Grasselli, Laura Canesi, Piero Portincasa, Adriana Voci, Laura Vergani, Ilaria Demori
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common liver disorder in industrialized countries and is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular, hepatic and metabolic diseases. Molecular mechanisms on the root of the disrupted lipid homeostasis in NAFLD and potential therapeutic strategies can benefit of in vivo and in vitro experimental models of fatty liver. Here, we describe the high fat diet (HFD)-fed rat in vivo model, and two in vitro models, the primary cultured rat fatty hepatocytes or the FaO rat hepatoma fatty cells, mimicking human NAFLD...
August 8, 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807816/mtor-in-down-syndrome-role-in-a%C3%A3-and-tau-neuropathology-and-transition-to-alzheimer-disease-like-dementia
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Fabio Di Domenico, Antonella Tramutola, Cesira Foppoli, Elisabeth Head, Marzia Perluigi, D Allan Butterfield
The mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) is a serine/threonine protein kinase involved in the regulation of protein synthesis and degradation, longevity and cytoskeletal formation. The mTOR pathway represents a key growth and survival pathway involved in several diseases such as cancer, obesity, cardiovascular disease and neurodegenerative diseases. Numerous studies linked the alterations of mTOR pathway to age-dependent cognitive decline, pathogenesis of Alzheimer disease (AD) and AD-like dementia in Down syndrome (DS)...
August 11, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807664/social-interaction-modulates-the-neuroinflammatory-response-to-global-cerebral-ischemia-in-male-mice
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Monica M Gaudier-Diaz, Ning Zhang, Adam H Haines, Surbhi, Min Zhou, A Courtney DeVries
Social isolation is a risk factor for cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, although the underlying mechanisms remain underspecified. Considering the potential of microglia to become sensitized by stressors and their role in neuroinflammation, we hypothesized that social isolation primes microglia, resulting in an exaggerated neuroimmune response to experimental cerebral ischemia. First, major histocompatibility complex II (MHC II) gene expression, an indicator of microglial priming, was compared between mice that were socially isolated or pair-housed...
August 11, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807149/muscling-in-on-trp-channels-in-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells-and-cardiomyocytes
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Lucía Alonso-Carbajo, Miklos Kecskes, Griet Jacobs, Andy Pironet, Ninda Syam, Karel Talavera, Rudi Vennekens
The human TRP protein family comprises a family of 27 cation channels with diverse permeation and gating properties. The common theme is that they are very important regulators of intracellular Ca(2+) signaling in diverse cell types, either by providing a Ca(2+) influx pathway, or by depolarising the membrane potential, which on one hand triggers the activation of voltage-gated Ca(2+) channels, and on the other limits the driving force for Ca(2+) entry. Here we focus on the role of these TRP channels in vascular smooth muscle and cardiac striated muscle...
September 2017: Cell Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806738/partial-igf-1-deficiency-is-sufficient-to-reduce-heart-contractibility-angiotensin-ii-sensibility-and-alter-gene-expression-of-structural-and-functional-cardiac-proteins
#8
José Luis González-Guerra, Inma Castilla-Cortazar, Gabriel A Aguirre, Úrsula Muñoz, Irene Martín-Estal, Elena Ávila-Gallego, Miriam Granado, Juan E Puche, Ángel Luis García-Villalón
Circulating levels of IGF-1 may decrease under several circumstances like ageing, metabolic syndrome, and advanced cirrhosis. This reduction is associated with insulin resistance, dyslipidemia, progression to type 2 diabetes, and increased risk for cardiovascular diseases. However, underlying mechanisms between IGF-1 deficiency and cardiovascular disease remain elusive. The specific aim of the present work was to study whether the partial IGF-1 deficiency influences heart and/or coronary circulation, comparing vasoactive factors before and after of ischemia-reperfusion (I/R)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804245/dna-microarray-analysis-of-estrogen-responsive-genes-in-ishikawa-cells-by-glabridin
#9
Poh Su Wei Melissa, Yong Voon Chen Phelim, Visweswaran Navaratnam, Chia Yoke Yin
Based on a previous study, glabridin displayed a dose-dependent increase in estrogenic activity and cell proliferative activity in Ishikawa cells. However, when treated in combination with 17β-E2, synergistic estrogenic effect was observed but without the same synergistic increase in cell proliferative effect. This study aimed to identify the estrogen and nonestrogen-regulated activities induced by glabridin and in combination with 17β-E2 in comparison with 17β-E2. The results showed that 10 µM glabridin and the combination treatment of 100 nM glabridin with 1 nM 17β-E2 regulated both the genomic and nongenomic estrogen pathways to possibly provide benefits of estrogens in cardiovascular, circulatory, and vasculature systems...
2017: Biochemistry Insights
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803741/the-cardiovascular-toxicity-of-triadimefon-in-early-life-stage-of-zebrafish-and-potential-implications-to-human-health
#10
Hong-Cui Liu, Tian-Yi Chu, Li-Li Chen, Wen-Jun Gui, Guo-Nian Zhu
The health risk of triadimefon (TF) to cardiovascular system of human is still unclear, especially to pesticide suicides population, occupational population (farmers, retailers and pharmaceutical workers), and special population (young children and infants, pregnant women, older people, and those with compromised immune systems) who are at a greater risk. Therefore, firstly we explored the toxic effects and possible mechanism of cardiovascular toxicity induced by TF using zebrafish model. Zebrafish at stage of 48 h post fertilization (hpf) exposed to TF for 24 h exhibited morphological malformations which were further confirmed by histopathologic examination, including pericardial edema, circulation abnormalities, serious venous thrombosis and increased distance between the sinus venosus (SV) and bulbus arteriosus (BA) regions of the heart...
August 10, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802249/high-resolution-mapping-of-chromatin-conformation-in-cardiac-myocytes-reveals-structural-remodeling-of-the-epigenome-in-heart-failure
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Manuel Rosa-Garrido, Douglas J Chapski, Anthony D Schmitt, Todd H Kimball, Elaheh Karbassi, Emma Monte, Enrique Balderas, Matteo Pellegrini, Tsai-Ting Shih, Elizabeth Soehalim, David A Liem, Peipei Ping, Niels J Galjart, Shuxun Ren, Yibin Wang, Bing Ren, Thomas M Vondriska
Background -Cardiovascular disease is associated with epigenomic changes in the heart, however the endogenous structure of cardiac myocyte chromatin has never been determined. Methods -To investigate the mechanisms of epigenomic function in the heart, genome-wide chromatin conformation capture (Hi-C) and DNA sequencing were performed in adult cardiac myocytes following development of pressure overload-induced hypertrophy. Mice with cardiac-specific deletion of CTCF (a ubiquitous chromatin structural protein) were generated to explore the role of this protein in chromatin structure and cardiac phenotype...
August 11, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799067/mir-448-promotes-vascular-smooth-muscle-cell-proliferation-and-migration-in-through-directly-targeting-mef2c
#12
Weimin Li, Ruihong Zhang, Li Sui, Xiaojian Hong, Mao Yang
Abnormal proliferation and migration of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) is a critical process in various cardiovascular diseases such as coronary artery disease (CAD), atherosclerosis, stroke, and hypertension. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small, short, and noncoding RNAs that inhibit gene expression through binding to the 3'-UTR (3' untranslated regions) of target gene mRNAs. We showed that the expression of miR-448 was upregulated in VSMCs from coronary atherosclerotic plaques compared with normal coronary artery tissues...
August 11, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798024/fabry-disease-in-families-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-clinical-manifestations-in-the-classic-and-later-onset-phenotypes
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Berglind Adalsteinsdottir, Runolfur Palsson, Robert J Desnick, Marianna Gardarsdottir, Polakit Teekakirikul, Martin Maron, Evan Appelbaum, Ulf Neisius, Barry J Maron, Michael A Burke, Brenden Chen, Silvere Pagant, Christoffer V Madsen, Ragnar Danielsen, Reynir Arngrimsson, Ulla Feldt-Rasmussen, Jonathan G Seidman, Christine E Seidman, Gunnar Th Gunnarsson
BACKGROUND: The screening of Icelandic patients clinically diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy resulted in identification of 8 individuals from 2 families with X-linked Fabry disease (FD) caused by GLA(α-galactosidase A gene) mutations encoding p.D322E (family A) or p.I232T (family B). METHODS AND RESULTS: Familial screening of at-risk relatives identified mutations in 16 family A members (8 men and 8 heterozygotes) and 25 family B members (10 men and 15 heterozygotes)...
August 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797215/the-cadm2-gene-is-associated-with-processing-speed-performance-evidence-among-elderly-with-type-2-diabetes
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Lior Greenbaum, Ramit Ravona-Springer, Abigail Livny, Shahar Shelly, Inbal Sharvit-Ginon, Ithamar Ganmore, Anna Alkelai, Anthony Heymann, Michal Schnaider Beeri
OBJECTIVES: Recent large scale meta-analysis of genome wide association studies (GWAS) from multiple cohorts, demonstrated the association of the single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) rs17518584, with processing speed (measured by the Digit Symbol Substitution Task (DSST) or the Letter Digit Substitution Test (LDST)), at GWAS significance level. This SNP is located within the cell adhesion molecule 2 (CADM2) gene. We aimed to validate this finding in our sample of 944 cognitively normal Jewish elderly individuals with type 2 diabetes (T2D), a population which is at risk for cognitive decline and dementia...
August 11, 2017: World Journal of Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796175/suppression-of-wnt-signaling-and-osteogenic-changes-in-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells-by-eicosapentaenoic-acid
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Yukihiro Saito, Kazufumi Nakamura, Daiji Miura, Kei Yunoki, Toru Miyoshi, Masashi Yoshida, Norifumi Kawakita, Tomonari Kimura, Megumi Kondo, Toshihiro Sarashina, Satoshi Akagi, Atsuyuki Watanabe, Nobuhiro Nishii, Hiroshi Morita, Hiroshi Ito
Vascular medial calcification is often observed in patients with arteriosclerosis. It is also associated with systolic hypertension, wide pulse pressure, and fluctuation of blood pressure, which results in cardiovascular events. Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) has been shown to suppress vascular calcification in previous animal experiments. We investigated the inhibitory effects of EPA on Wnt signaling, which is one of the important signaling pathways involved in vascular calcification. Intake of food containing 5% EPA resulted in upregulation of the mRNA expression of Klotho, an intrinsic inhibitor of Wnt signaling, in the kidneys of wild-type mice...
August 10, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796173/effects-of-vegetables-on-cardiovascular-diseases-and-related-mechanisms
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REVIEW
Guo-Yi Tang, Xiao Meng, Ya Li, Cai-Ning Zhao, Qing Liu, Hua-Bin Li
Epidemiological studies have shown that vegetable consumption is inversely related to the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Moreover, research has indicated that many vegetables like potatoes, soybeans, sesame, tomatoes, dioscorea, onions, celery, broccoli, lettuce and asparagus showed great potential in preventing and treating cardiovascular diseases, and vitamins, essential elements, dietary fibers, botanic proteins and phytochemicals were bioactive components. The cardioprotective effects of vegetables might involve antioxidation; anti-inflammation; anti-platelet; regulating blood pressure, blood glucose, and lipid profile; attenuating myocardial damage; and modulating relevant enzyme activities, gene expression, and signaling pathways as well as some other biomarkers associated to cardiovascular diseases...
August 10, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795686/hdl-and-atherosclerotic-cardiovascular-disease-genetic-insights-into-complex-biology
#17
REVIEW
Robert S Rosenson, H Bryan Brewer, Philip J Barter, Johan L M Björkegren, M John Chapman, Daniel Gaudet, Daniel Seung Kim, Eric Niesor, Kerry-Anne Rye, Frank M Sacks, Jean-Claude Tardif, Robert A Hegele
Plasma levels of HDL cholesterol (HDL-C) predict the risk of cardiovascular disease at the epidemiological level, but a direct causal role for HDL in cardiovascular disease remains controversial. Studies in animal models and humans with rare monogenic disorders link only particular HDL-associated mechanisms with causality, including those mechanisms related to particle functionality rather than cholesterol content. Mendelian randomization studies indicate that most genetic variants that affect a range of pathways that increase plasma HDL-C levels are not usually associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, with some exceptions, such as cholesteryl ester transfer protein variants...
August 10, 2017: Nature Reviews. Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795531/reduced-expression-of-pmca1-is-associated-with-increased-blood-pressure-with-age-which-is-preceded-by-remodelling-of-resistance-arteries
#18
Robert Little, Min Zi, Sally K Hammad, Loan Nguyen, Alexandra Njegic, Sathishkumar Kurusamy, Sukhpal Prehar, Angel L Armesilla, Ludwig Neyses, Clare Austin, Elizabeth J Cartwright
Hypertension is a well-established risk factor for adverse cardiovascular events, and older age is a risk factor for the development of hypertension. Genomewide association studies have linked ATP2B1, the gene for the plasma membrane calcium ATPase 1 (PMCA1), to blood pressure (BP) and hypertension. Here, we present the effects of reduction in the expression of PMCA1 on BP and small artery structure and function when combined with advancing age. Heterozygous PMCA1 null mice (PMCA1(Ht) ) were generated and conscious BP was measured at 6 to 18 months of age...
August 9, 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794498/analysis-of-inflammatory-cytokine-and-tlr-expression-levels-in-type-2-diabetes-with-complications
#19
Saket Gupta, Ashwini Maratha, Jakub Siednienko, Anandan Natarajan, Thusitha Gajanayake, Shu Hoashi, Sinéad Miggin
The pathogenesis and complications of type 2 diabetes (T2DM) are closely linked with defective glucose metabolism, obesity, cardiovascular disease and an inability to mount an effective immune response to certain pathogenic organisms. Perturbations in key innate immune receptors known as Toll-like receptors (TLRs) and inflammatory mediators such as IL-6, TNFα and IL-1β have been linked with T2DM. Herein, we sought to establish whether patients with T2DM and underlying complications exhibit perturbations in cytokine and TLR expression...
August 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794185/id-genes-are-essential-for-early-heart-formation
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Thomas J Cunningham, Michael S Yu, Wesley L McKeithan, Sean Spiering, Florent Carrette, Chun-Teng Huang, Paul J Bushway, Matthew Tierney, Sonia Albini, Mauro Giacca, Miguel Mano, Pier Lorenzo Puri, Alessandra Sacco, Pilar Ruiz-Lozano, Jean-Francois Riou, Muriel Umbhauer, Gregg Duester, Mark Mercola, Alexandre R Colas
Deciphering the fundamental mechanisms controlling cardiac specification is critical for our understanding of how heart formation is initiated during embryonic development and for applying stem cell biology to regenerative medicine and disease modeling. Using systematic and unbiased functional screening approaches, we discovered that the Id family of helix-loop-helix proteins is both necessary and sufficient to direct cardiac mesoderm formation in frog embryos and human embryonic stem cells. Mechanistically, Id proteins specify cardiac cell fate by repressing two inhibitors of cardiogenic mesoderm formation-Tcf3 and Foxa2-and activating inducers Evx1, Grrp1, and Mesp1...
August 9, 2017: Genes & Development
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