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Po-Jung Pao, Eszter Emri, Safiya Bishar Abdirahman, Talha Soorma, Hui-Hui Zeng, Stefanie M Hauck, Richard B Thompson, Imre Lengyel
Population-based and interventional studies have shown that elevated zinc levels can reduce the progression to advanced age-related macular degeneration. The objective of this study was to assess whether elevated extracellular zinc has a direct effect on retinal pigment epithelial cells (RPE), by examining the phenotype and molecular characteristics of increased extracellular zinc on human primary RPE cells. Monolayers of human foetal primary RPE cells were grown on culture inserts and maintained in medium supplemented with increasing total concentrations of zinc (0, 75, 100, 125 and 150 μM) for up to 4 weeks...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
Yong-Ping Bai, Jia-Xiong Zhang, Quan Sun, Ji-Peng Zhou, Jing-Min Luo, Ling-Fang He, Xing-Chi Lin, Ling-Ping Zhu, Wan-Zhou Wu, Zhen-Yu Wang, Guo-Gang Zhang
Background -Nitrates are widely used to treat coronary artery disease, but their therapeutic value is compromised by nitrate tolerance, owing to the dysfunction of prostaglandin I2 synthase (PTGIS). Micro RNAs (miRNAs) repress target gene expression and are recognized as important epigenetic regulators of endothelial function. The aim of this study was to determine whether nitrates induce nitrovasodilator resistance via microRNA-dependent repression of PTGIS gene expression. Methods -Nitrovasodilator resistance was induced by nitroglycerin (GTN; 100 mg/kg/day, 3 days) infusion in Apoe-/- mice...
February 5, 2018: Circulation
Jean-Philippe Drouin-Chartier, André J Tremblay, Marie-Claude Lépine, Valéry Lemelin, Benoît Lamarche, Patrick Couture
Background: The substitution of omega (ω)-6 (n-6) polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) for saturated fatty acids (SFAs) is advocated in cardiovascular disease prevention. The impact of this substitution on lipoprotein metabolism in subjects with dyslipidemia associated with insulin resistance (IR) remains unknown. Objective: In men with dyslipidemia and IR, we evaluated the impact of substituting ω-6 PUFAs for SFAs on the in vivo kinetics of apolipoprotein (apo) B-containing lipoproteins and on the intestinal expression of key genes involved in lipoprotein metabolism...
January 1, 2018: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Ji Eun Jun, Young Ju Choi, Yong-Ho Lee, Dae Jung Kim, Seok Won Park, Byung Wook Huh, Eun Jig Lee, Sun-Ha Jee, Kyu Yeon Hur, Sung Hee Choi, Kap Bum Huh
BACKGROUND/AIMS: This study aimed to investigate whether the apolipoprotein (Apo) B/ApoA-I ratio is associated with carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) subjects with low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels less than 100 mg/dL. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 845 subjects aged with T2DM 40 to 75 years who had visited Huh's Diabetes Center in Seoul, Republic of Korea for CIMT measurement. Traditional fasting lipid profiles, ApoB and ApoA-I levels were examined...
January 2018: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
Nathan M D'Cunha, Ekavi N Georgousopoulou, Lakshika Dadigamuwage, Jane Kellett, Demosthenes B Panagiotakos, Jackson Thomas, Andrew J McKune, Duane D Mellor, Nenad Naumovski
Nutraceuticals have generated interest as a way to mitigate the cognitive decline in older adults. The aim of this systematic review was to determine the evidence for these claims from the scientific literature in randomised, double-blinded, controlled trials (duration: ≥1 year; participants: n≥100; age(mean): ≥65 years). Following Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines, we searched four electronic databases (PubMed, Scopus, CINAHL and Web of Science) and identified twenty-five studies published between the 15·June·2006 and 14·June·2016...
February 2018: British Journal of Nutrition
Veerasamy Kanimozhi, Kandasamy Palanivel, Mohammad A Akbarsha, Balamuthu Kadalmani
Tributyltins (TBT) are ubiquitous and persistent environmental contaminants that disturb normal endocrine function including gonadal function in humans and marine organisms. TBT was administered through oral route to male Syrian hamsters at daily doses of 50, 100, and 150 ppm/kg for 65 days. Changes in testis morphology, immunohistochemistry of iNOS, 3β-HSD, and 17β-HSD, cholesterol transport receptor, nuclear receptors, and transcription factors were analyzed. TBT treatment affected each of these parameters to significant levels in a dose-dependent manner compared to vehicle treated control...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
Bhasker Mukherjee, Sandeep Shankar, Rehan Ahmed, Kanchan Singh, Kapil Bhatia
Introduction: India is presently facing an epidemic of diabetes mellitus and the risks of chronic complications from the disease are associated with the duration of the disease as well as the degree of hyperglycaemia. Diabetic retinopathy is a known microvascular complication of diabetes mellitus and is the most common cause of blindness in the western countries.Apolipoproteins are the protein component of lipoproteins. Apart from acting as structural proteins, they also act as cofactors to various enzymes...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Daisaku Masuda, Takuya Kobayashi, Masami Sairyou, Hiroyuki Hanada, Tohru Ohama, Masahiro Koseki, Makoto Nishida, Norikazu Maeda, Shinji Kihara, Tatsuya Minami, Koji Yanagi, Yasushi Sakata, Shizuya Yamashita
AIM: The morbidity of cardiovascular disease in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) deteriorates in combination with dyslipidemia. The accumulation of remnant lipoproteins in patients with fasting and postprandial hypertriglyceridemia is highly atherogenic. The current study investigated whether the dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor sitagliptin ameliorates dyslipidemia and hyperglycemia. METHODS: We enrolled 38 patients with type 2 DM (20 males and 18 females, 65...
December 2, 2017: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
Yu-Xin Xu, Valeska Redon, Haojie Yu, William Querbes, James Pirruccello, Abigail Liebow, Amy Deik, Kevin Trindade, Xiao Wang, Kiran Musunuru, Clary B Clish, Chad Cowan, Kevin Fizgerald, Daniel Rader, Sekar Kathiresan
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Angiopoietin-like 3 (ANGPTL3) has emerged as a key regulator of lipoprotein metabolism in humans. Homozygous loss of ANGPTL3 function causes familial combined hypolipidemia characterized by low plasma levels of triglycerides (TG), high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C). While known effects of ANGPTL3 in inhibiting lipoprotein lipase and endothelial lipase contribute to the low TG and HDL-C, respectively, the basis of low LDL-C remains unclear...
January 2018: Atherosclerosis
Juliana R de Carvalho, Cristiane A Villela-Nogueira, Renata M Perez, Flavia B Portugal, Luisa S Flor, Mônica R Campos, Joyce M A Schramm
INTRODUCTION AND AIM: Data on epidemiology of liver diseases in Brazil is scarce. This study aimed to estimate the burden of chronic viral hepatitis and liver cirrhosis in the country. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The indicator used was disability-adjusted life year (DALY), a sum of years of life lost due to premature mortality (YLL) and years lived with disability (YLD). Liver cirrhosis was analyzed in etiologic categories and cirrhosis of viral origin was considered part of the burden of chronic hepatitis...
October 16, 2017: Annals of Hepatology
Corey S Moran, Erik Biros, Smriti M Krishna, Yutang Wang, Chris Tikellis, Susan K Morton, Joseph V Moxon, Mark E Cooper, Paul E Norman, Louise M Burrell, Merlin C Thomas, Jonathan Golledge
OBJECTIVE: Recent evidence suggests an important role for angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) in limiting abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). This study examined the effect of ACE2 deficiency on AAA development and the efficacy of resveratrol to upregulate ACE2 in experimental AAA. APPROACH AND RESULTS: Ace2 deletion in apolipoprotein-deficient mice (ApoE(-/-)Ace2(-/y) ) resulted in increased aortic diameter and spontaneous aneurysm of the suprarenal aorta associated with increased expression of inflammation and proteolytic enzyme markers...
November 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
Anum Saeed, Salim S Virani
Lipoprotein (a) (Lp (a)) is a complex polymorphic lipoprotein. Although structurally similar to low-density lipoprotein, Lp(a) has a glycoprotein, apolipoprotein(a) (apo(a)), attached to the apolipoprotein B-100 component. Several unique properties of Lp(a) can be attributed to the presence of apo(a). Several decades of research has improved our understanding of the structure, biochemistry, and pathophysiology of Lp(a) associated diseases. Genetic, epidemiological, and translational data indicate that elevated Lp(a) levels are likely in the causal pathway for atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases as well as calcification of the aortic valves...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
Nathália Cristina Pereira da Costa, Mônica Ribeiro Canhestro, Cristina Maria Bouissou Morais Soares, Juliana Scudilio Rodrigues
INTRODUCTION: Bacterial or viral diseases are one of the major causes of death in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). These patients show a quantitative reduction of levels of antibodies over time. Among the infectious diseases that affect CKD patients, stands out hepatitis B (HB). Immunization and control of antibodies levels against the hepatitis B surface antigen (anti-HBs) are ways to prevent the HB infection in this population. Patients with anti-HBs levels ≥10 IU/ml are considered adequate responders, whereas those with anti-HBs levels ≥ 100 IU/ml are considered excellent responders...
July 2017: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia: ʹorgão Oficial de Sociedades Brasileira e Latino-Americana de Nefrologia
Jun Nakamura, Takasumi Shimomoto, Leonard B Collins, Darcy W Holley, Zhenfa Zhang, Jenna M Barbee, Vyom Sharma, Xu Tian, Tomohiro Kondo, Koji Uchida, Xianwen Yi, Diana O Perkins, Monte S Willis, Avram Gold, Scott J Bultman
Endogenous formaldehyde is abundantly present in our bodies, at around 100 µM under normal conditions. While such high steady state levels of formaldehyde may be derived by enzymatic reactions including oxidative demethylation/deamination and myeloperoxidation, it is unclear whether endogenous formaldehyde can initiate and/or promote diseases in humans. Here, we show that fluorescent malondialdehyde-formaldehyde (M2FA)-lysine adducts are immunogenic without adjuvants in mice. Natural antibody titers against M2FA are elevated in atherosclerosis-prone mice...
September 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
Harold E Bays, Lawrence A Leiter, Helen M Colhoun, Desmond Thompson, Laurence Bessac, Robert Pordy, Peter P Toth
BACKGROUND: Non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (non-HDL-C) and apolipoprotein (apo) B are better predictors of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease risk than low-density lipoprotein cholesterol alone. US and European lipid management guidelines support non-HDL-C and apoB as targets for lipid-lowering therapy. METHODS AND RESULTS: This analysis evaluated the efficacy of alirocumab, a proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 inhibitor, on non-HDL-C and apoB...
August 8, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
V Hirschler, M Martín, K Oestreicher, C Molinari, W Tetzlaff, E Botta, L Boero, F Brites
BACKGROUND: Children living at high altitude in San Antonio de los Cobres (SAC), Argentina, were shown to have lower high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) levels than Buenos Aires (BA) children. HDL antioxidant capacity is mainly attributed to paraoxonase1 (PON1). OBJECTIVE: To compare PON1 activity in indigenous SAC vs. BA children. METHODS: A cross-sectional study compared 158 SAC vs. 97 BA children (6-16 years). Anthropometric data and lipoprotein profile were measured...
August 30, 2017: Redox Report: Communications in Free Radical Research
Richard L Dunbar, Rajesh Movva, LeAnne T Bloedon, Danielle Duffy, Robert B Norris, Mohamad Navab, Alan M Fogelman, Daniel J Rader
A single dose of the apolipoprotein (apo)A-I mimetic peptide D-4F rendered high-density lipoprotein (HDL) less inflammatory, motivating the first multiple-dose study. We aimed to assess safety/tolerability, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics of daily, orally administered D-4F. High-risk coronary heart disease (CHD) subjects added double-blinded placebo or D-4F to statin for 13 days, randomly assigned 1:3 to ascending cohorts of 100, 300, then 500 mg (n = 62; 46 men/16 women). D-4F was safe and well-tolerated...
November 2017: Clinical and Translational Science
Hyun-Sik Yang, Charles C White, Lori B Chibnik, Hans-Ulrich Klein, Julie A Schneider, David A Bennett, Philip L De Jager
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether common genetic variants in UNC5C, a recently identified late-onset Alzheimer disease (LOAD) dementia susceptibility gene, are associated with AD susceptibility or AD-related clinical/pathologic phenotypes. METHODS: We used data from deceased individuals of European descent who participated in the Religious Orders Study or the Rush Memory and Aging Project (n = 1,288). We examined whether there were associations between single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) within ±100 kb of the UNC5C gene and a diagnosis of AD dementia, global cognitive decline, a pathologic diagnosis of AD, β-amyloid load, neuritic plaque count, diffuse plaque count, paired helical filament tau density, neurofibrillary tangle count, and cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA) score...
August 2017: Neurology. Genetics
Tiffany Thomas, Haihong Zhou, Wahida Karmally, Rajasekhar Ramakrishnan, Stephen Holleran, Yang Liu, Patricia Jumes, John A Wagner, Brian Hubbard, Stephen F Previs, Thomas Roddy, Amy O Johnson-Levonas, David E Gutstein, Santica M Marcovina, Daniel J Rader, Henry N Ginsberg, John S Millar, Gissette Reyes-Soffer
OBJECTIVE: Lp(a) [lipoprotein (a)] is composed of apoB (apolipoprotein B) and apo(a) [apolipoprotein (a)] and is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease and aortic stenosis. In clinical trials, anacetrapib, a CETP (cholesteryl ester transfer protein) inhibitor, causes significant reductions in plasma Lp(a) levels. We conducted an exploratory study to examine the mechanism for Lp(a) lowering by anacetrapib. APPROACH AND RESULTS: We enrolled 39 participants in a fixed-sequence, double-blind study of the effects of anacetrapib on the metabolism of apoB and high-density lipoproteins...
September 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
Paul C Dimayuga, Xiaoning Zhao, Juliana Yano, Wai Man Lio, Jianchang Zhou, Peter M Mihailovic, Bojan Cercek, Prediman K Shah, Kuang-Yuh Chyu
BACKGROUND: T cells are found in atherosclerotic plaques, with evidence supporting a potential role for CD8+ T cells in atherogenesis. Prior studies provide evidence of low-density lipoprotein and apoB-100 reactive T cells, yet specific epitopes relevant to the disease remain to be defined. The current study was undertaken to identify and characterize endogenous, antigen-specific CD8+ T cells in atherosclerosis. METHODS AND RESULTS: A peptide fragment of apoB-100 that tested positive for binding to the mouse MHC-I allele H2K(b) was used to generate a fluorescent-labeled H2K(b) pentamer and tested in apoE(-/-) mice...
July 15, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
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