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endothelial glycocalyx

Brett Ronald Cutler, Samira Gholami, Jie Shi Chua, Balagurunathan Kuberan, Pon Velayutham Anandh Babu
BACKGROUND: Glycosaminoglycan (GAG), a major component of the endothelial glycocalyx, is severely perturbed in diabetic vasculature leading to endothelial inflammation and vascular disease in diabetes. We tested the hypothesis that blueberry metabolites (BBM) ameliorate endothelial inflammation in diabetic endothelial cells (ECs) by restoring cell surface GAGs. METHODS: ECs isolated from healthy individuals [human aortic ECs (HAECs)] and diabetic patients (diabetic HAECs) were treated with ±BBM (benzoic acid-4-sulfate, hippuric acid, hydroxyhippuric acid, isovanillic acid-3-sulfate, and vanillic acid-4-sulfate at concentrations known to circulate in human plasma following blueberry consumption) for 3 days, and indices for endothelial inflammation were measured...
March 8, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
Jonathan V Martin, David M Liberati, Lawrence N Diebel
BACKGROUND: Hypernatremia is a common problem affecting critically ill patients, whether due to underlying pathology or the subsequent result of hypertonic fluid resuscitation. Numerous studies have been published suggesting that hypernatremia may adversely affect the vascular endothelial glycocalyx. Our study aimed to evaluate if high sodium concentration would impair the endothelial and glycocalyx barrier function and if stress conditions that simulate the shock microenvironment would exacerbate any observed adverse effects of hypernatremia...
March 12, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Xiang-Yong Liu, Hai-Xiao Xu, Jian-Kui Li, Dong Zhang, Xiao-Hong Ma, Li-Na Huang, Jun-Hong Lü, Xiao-Zhi Wang
Damage to the endothelial glycocalyx is a critical factor in increased pulmonary vascular permeability, which is the basic pathological feature of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Neferine (Nef), a bisbenzylisoquinoline alkaloid isolated from green seed embryos of Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn , has extensive pharmacological activity. In this study, we showed that Nef reduced lung-capillary permeability, down-regulated the production of cytokines (IL-1β, IL-6, TNF-α, and IL-10) and inhibited the activation of the NF-κB signaling pathway in mice with lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced ARDS...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
Ignatios Ikonomidis, Astrinos Voumvourakis, George Makavos, Helen Triantafyllidi, George Pavlidis, Konstantinos Katogiannis, Dimitris Benas, Dimitris Vlastos, Paraskevi Trivilou, Maria Varoudi, John Parissis, Efstathios Iliodromitis, John Lekakis
We investigated the association of endothelial glycocalyx damage with arterial stiffness, impairment of coronary microcirculatory function, and LV myocardial deformation in 320 untreated hypertensives and 160 controls. We measured perfused boundary region (PBR) of the sublingual microvessels, a marker inversely related with glycocalyx thickness, coronary flow reserve (CFR), and Global Longitudinal strain (GLS) by echocardiography, pulse wave velocity (PWV), and central systolic blood pressure (cSBP). Hypertensives had higher PBR, PWV cSBP, and lower CFR and GLS than controls (P < ...
March 2, 2018: Journal of Clinical Hypertension
Ole Wilhelm Bøe, Kjell Sveen, Magne Børset, Kirk M Druey
BACKGROUND Systemic capillary leak syndrome (SCLS) (Clarkson's disease) is a rare disorder of unknown etiology, characterized by transient episodes of hypotension, and the microvascular leak of fluids into the peripheral tissues, resulting in edema. Between 80-90% of patients with SCLS have a concomitant monoclonal gammopathy. Although translational in vitro studies have implicated vascular endothelial barrier dysfunction in the etiology of SCLS, the etiology and disease associations in clinical cases remain unknown...
February 16, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
Alexandros Rovas, Alexander-Henrik Lukasz, Hans Vink, Marc Urban, Jan Sackarnd, Hermann Pavenstädt, Philipp Kümpers
BACKGROUND: Deterioration of the endothelial glycocalyx (eGC), a protective carbohydrate-rich layer lining the luminal surface of the endothelium, plays a key role in vascular barrier dysfunction and eventually organ-failure in systemic inflammatory response syndrome and sepsis. Early detection of glycocalyx damage could thus become an important goal in critical care. This study was designed to determine the feasibility and reproducibility of quantitative, real-time glycocalyx measurements performed at bedside in the emergency room (ER) and intensive care unit (ICU)...
February 14, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
Martin Frydland, Sisse Rye Ostrowski, Jacob Eifer Møller, Edina Hadziselimovic, Lene Holmvang, Hanne Berg Ravn, Lisette Okkels Jensen, Anna Sina Pettersson, Jesper Kjaergaard, Matias Greve Lindholm, Pär Ingemar Johansson, Christian Hassager
BACKGROUND: Mortality in ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI)-patients developing cardiogenic shock (CS) during hospitalization is high. Catecholamines, ischemia, and inflammation (parameters present in CS) affect the endothelium. We hypothesized that plasma level of biomarkers reflecting endothelial damage would be associated with CS and mortality. METHODS: In 96% of 1467 consecutive patients with suspected STEMI, biomarkers reflecting endothelial cell- (soluble thrombomodulin, sTM) and glycocalyx- (syndecan-1) damage were measured on admission...
February 12, 2018: Shock
Sara Desideri, Karen L Onions, Yan Qiu, Raina D Ramnath, Matthew J Butler, Christopher R Neal, Matthew L R King, Andrew E Salmon, Moin A Saleem, Gavin I Welsh, C Charles Michel, Simon C Satchell, Andrew H J Salmon, Rebecca R Foster
Increased urinary albumin excretion is a key feature of glomerular disease but has limitations as a measure of glomerular permeability. Here we describe a novel assay to measure the apparent albumin permeability of single capillaries in glomeruli, isolated from perfused kidneys cleared of red blood cells. The rate of decline of the albumin concentration within the capillary lumen was quantified using confocal microscopy and used to calculate apparent permeability. The assay was extensively validated and provided robust, reproducible estimates of glomerular albumin permeability...
February 9, 2018: Kidney International
Johannes Fels, Kristina Kusche-Vihrog
SIGNIFICANCE: Stiffness of endothelial cells is closely linked to the function of the vasculature as it regulates the release of vasoactive substances such as nitric oxide (NO) and reactive oxygen species (ROS). The outer layer of endothelial cells, consisting of the glycocalyx above and the cortical zone beneath the plasma membrane, is a vulnerable compartment able to adapt its nanomechanical properties to any changes of forces exerted by the adjacent blood stream. Sustained stiffening of this layer contributes to the development of endothelial dysfunction and vascular pathologies...
February 13, 2018: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
David G Jackson
LYVE-1, a close relative of the leucocyte receptor, CD44, is the main receptor for hyaluronan (HA) in lymphatic vessel endothelium and a widely used marker for distinguishing between blood and lymphatic vessels. Enigmatic for many years because of its anomalous HA-binding characteristics, the function of LYVE-1 has just recently been identified as that of a lymphatic docking receptor for dendritic cells, selectively engaging with their surface HA glycocalyx to regulate entry to peripheral lymphatics and migration to downstream lymph nodes for immune activation...
February 6, 2018: Matrix Biology: Journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology
Nataly Gurgel Campos, Débora Fortes Marizeiro, Ana Carolina Lins Florêncio, Ítalo Caldas Silva, Gdayllon Cavalcante Meneses, Gabriela Freire Bezerra, Alice Maria Costa Martins, Alexandre Braga Libório
INTRODUCTION: Hemodialysis (HD) patients have altered pulmonary function and this is associated with impaired endothelial function and cardiovascular events. Respiratory muscle training (RMT) has the potential to improve cardiovascular outcomes in patients undergoing maintenance HD. Here, we evaluated the effects of RMT on endothelium/glycocalyx, oxidative stress biomarkers and pulmonary function test in HD patients. METHODS: This is a randomized controlled clinical trial including 41 patients undergoing thrice-weekly maintenance HD...
January 2018: Respiratory Medicine
Xiaohui Zhang, Dong Sun, Jeon W Song, Joseph Zullo, Mark Lipphardt, Leona Coneh-Gould, Michael S Goligorsky
Dysfunctional endothelial cells are an essential contributor to the progression of diverse chronic cardiovascular, renal, and metabolic diseases. It manifests in impairment of nitric oxide-dependent vasorelaxation, vascular permeability, and leukocytes deterrent. While endothelial glycocalyx is known to regulate these functions, glycocalyx has been shown to be impaired in pathologic settings leading to endothelial dysfunction. Are these findings coincidental or are they indicative of a potential cooperation of the glycocalyx and the endothelium in inducing a dysfunctional phenotype? The main thrust of this overview is to advance a hypothesis on the existence of vicious circle relations between impaired endothelial glycocalyx and endothelial cell dysfunction...
January 31, 2018: Matrix Biology: Journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology
Florian Brettner, Joshua Darling, Edith-Cathrin Baeuml, Hanna Mannell, Hans-Georg Frank, Martina Amini, Nikolai Hulde, Tobias Kammerer, Bernhard F Becker, Markus Rehm, Peter Conzen, Daniel Chappell
BACKGROUND: The endothelial glycocalyx plays a decisive role in maintaining vascular homeostasis. Previous animal models have mainly focused on in-vitro experiments or the isolated beating guinea pig heart. To further evaluate underlying mechanisms of up- and down regulation, knock-out animals seem to be a promising option. OBJECTIVE: Aim of the present study was to evaluate if an isolated mouse-heart model is suitable for glycocalyx research. METHODS: Isolated beating mouse hearts (C57/Bl6J) underwent warm, no-flow ischemia and successive reperfusion...
February 2, 2018: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
Duk-Hee Kang
BACKGROUND: Although the clinical implication of hyperuricemia in chronic kidney disease has been an issue of active debate, recent data suggested a causative role of uric acid (UA) in the development of renal disease. Afferent arteriopathy, an induction of oxidative stress and an activation of local inflammation, have been regarded as the mechanisms of UA-induced renal disease, which contribute to glomerular hypertrophy and interstitial fibrosis via endothelial dysfunction. However, there have been rare studies on the direct effect of UA on phenotype transition of renal cells such as epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) or endothelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EndoMT)...
2018: Contributions to Nephrology
Guramrinder Singh Thind, Steve Zanders, Joanne K Baker
Elucidation of the structural basis of endothelial barrier function and the study of transcapillary fluid exchange dynamics are areas of active research. There has been significant enhancement in our understanding of the ultrastructural basis of endothelial barrier function. The role of glycocalyx has received special attention. Experimental evidence has called for a revision in the classic Starling principle of transcapillary exchange. The glycocalyx model provides a potential structural mechanism for the revised Starling principle...
January 26, 2018: Postgraduate Medical Journal
Maria Helena Calixto Fernandes, Thomas Schricker, Sheldon Magder, Roupen Hatzakorzian
The incidence of delayed graft function in patients undergoing kidney transplantation remains significant. Optimal fluid therapy has been shown to decrease delayed graft function after renal transplantation. Traditionally, the perioperative volume infusion regimen in this patient population has been guided by central venous pressure as an estimation of the patient's volume status and mean arterial pressure, but this is based on sparse evidence from mostly retrospective observational studies. Excessive volume infusion to the point of no further fluid responsiveness can damage the endothelial glycocalyx and is no longer considered to be the best approach...
January 25, 2018: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
Ming J Cheng, Priya Prabakaran, Rajiv Kumar, Srinivas Sridhar, Eno E Ebong
Gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) have been used extensively in medical research due to their size, biocompatibility, and modifiable surface. Specific targeting and drug delivery are some of the applications of these AuNPs, but endothelial extracellular matrices' defensive properties hamper particle uptake. To address this issue, we describe a synthesis method for ultrasmall gold nanoparticles to improve vascular delivery, with customizable functional groups and polymer lengths for further adjustments. The protocol yields 2...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
Saqib H Qureshi, Nishith N Patel, Gavin J Murphy
BACKGROUND: Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) is common complication of cardiac surgery however the phenotype of this condition is poorly defined. The aim of this study was to characterize changes in endothelial structure and function that underlie post cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) AKI. METHODS: Adult pigs (N=16) were randomised to undergo following procedures; (n=8 per group); Group 1: sham operation-neck dissection with 2.5hr of general anesthesia and Group 2: CPB-2.5hr of cardiopulmonary bypass...
December 20, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
Ivo Torres Filho
The microvasculature plays a central role in the pathophysiology of hemorrhagic shock and is also involved in arguably all therapeutic attempts to reverse or minimize the adverse consequences of shock. Microvascular studies specific to hemorrhagic shock were reviewed and broadly grouped depending on whether data were obtained on animal or human subjects. Dedicated sections were assigned to microcirculatory changes in specific organs, and major categories of pathophysiological alterations and mechanisms such as oxygen distribution, ischemia, inflammation, glycocalyx changes, vasomotion, endothelial dysfunction, and coagulopathy as well as biomarkers and some therapeutic strategies...
December 12, 2017: Comprehensive Physiology
Matija Belavić, Vlatka Sotošek Tokmadžić, Elizabeta Fišić, Antonija Brozovic Krijan, Nedjeljko Strikić, Mirjana Lončarić Katušin, Josip Žunić
BACKGROUND: The endothelial glycocalyx is located on the luminal side of blood vessels and maintains vessel integrity. This study analysed how various dosages of infusion affected the secretion of atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) and potential glycocalyx damage in patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy. We hypothesised that the liberal administration of Ringer's solution during the operation can cause iatrogenic hypervolemia with releasing of ANP and glycocalyx damage. METHODS: The study included 90 patients with American Society of Anesthesiologists' (ASA) class I and II, in good cardiopulmonary health, who were assigned to one of three groups: Restrictive group, which received 1 ml/kg/hr intraoperatively and six hours postoperatively; Low liberal group, which received 5 ml/kg/hr of Ringer's solution intraoperatively and six hours postoperatively and High liberal group, which received 15 ml/kg/hr intraoperatively and 10 ml/kg/hr six hours postoperatively...
January 16, 2018: Minerva Anestesiologica
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