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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742600/cholesterol-reduction-and-macrophage-function-role-of-paraoxonases
#1
C Roger White, G M Anantharamaiah
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Unregulated uptake of oxidized LDL by macrophages to form foam cells is the hallmark for atherosclerosis. The paraoxonase (PON) family of enzymes plays a critical role in attenuating atherosclerotic lesion formation by hydrolyzing lipid peroxides (LOOHs) and preventing the oxidation of LDL particles and by enhancing HDL-mediated cholesterol efflux. Findings in recent years suggest novel mechanisms by which PON isoforms interact with macrophages to regulate cholesterol metabolism and cellular function...
July 22, 2017: Current Opinion in Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739279/eicosapentaenoic-acid-membrane-incorporation-impairs-cholesterol-efflux-from-cholesterol-loaded-human-macrophages-by-reducing-the-cholesteryl-ester-mobilization-from-lipid-droplets
#2
Natalie Fournier, Guillaume Sayet, Benoît Vedie, Maxime Nowak, Fatima Allaoui, Audrey Solgadi, Eric Caudron, Pierre Chaminade, Jean-François Benoist, Jean-Louis Paul
A diet containing a high n-3/n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) ratio has cardioprotective properties. PUFAs incorporation into membranes influences the function of membrane proteins. We investigated the impact of the membrane incorporation of PUFAs, especially eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) (C20:5 n-3), on the anti-atherogenic cholesterol efflux pathways. We used cholesteryl esters (CE)-loaded human monocyte-derived macrophages (HMDM) to mimic foam cells exposed to the FAs for a long period of time to ensure their incorporation into cellular membranes...
July 21, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734256/3d-porous-polyurethanes-featured-by-different-mechanical-properties-characterization-and-interaction-with-skeletal-muscle-cells
#3
Lorenzo Vannozzi, Leonardo Ricotti, Tommaso Santaniello, Tercio Terencio, Reinier Oropesa-Nunez, Claudio Canale, Francesca Borghi, Arianna Menciassi, Cristina Lenardi, Irini Gerges
The fabrication of biomaterials for interaction with muscle cells has attracted significant interest in the last decades. However, 3D porous scaffolds featured by a relatively low stiffness (almost matching the natural muscle one) and highly stable in response to cyclic loadings are not available at present, in this context. This work describes 3D polyurethane-based porous scaffolds featured by different mechanical properties. Biomaterial stiffness was finely tuned by varying the cross-linking degree of the starting foam...
July 14, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734203/exenatide-mitigated-diet-induced-vascular-aging-and-atherosclerotic-plaque-growth-in-apoe-deficient-mice-under-chronic-stress
#4
Guang Yang, Yanna Lei, Aiko Inoue, Limei Piao, Lina Hu, Haiying Jiang, Takeshi Sasaki, Hongxian Wu, Wenhu Xu, Chenglin Yu, Guangxian Zhao, Shinyu Ogasawara, Kenji Okumura, Masafumi Kuzuya, Xian-Wu Cheng
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Exposure to psychosocial stress is a risk factor for cardiovascular disorders. Because the glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor (GLP-1R) agonist prevents cardiovascular injury, we investigated the beneficial effects and mechanism of the GLP-1 analogue exenatide on stress-related vascular senescence and atherosclerosis in apolipoprotein E-deficient (ApoE(-/-)) mice fed a high-fat (HF) diet. METHODS: ApoE(-/-) mice fed the HF diet were assigned to non-stressed and immobilized-stress groups for 12 weeks...
July 13, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732894/structural-properties-and-foaming-of-plant-cell-wall-polysaccharide-dispersions
#5
Cesar A G Beatrice, Natalia Rosa-Sibakov, Martina Lille, Nesli Sözer, Kaisa Poutanen, Jukka A Ketoja
Water suspensions of cellulose nanofibres with xylan, xyloglucan and pectin were studied for foaming and structural properties as a new means for food structuring. The dispersions were analysed with rheological measurements, microscopy and optical coherence tomography. A combination of xylan with TEMPO-oxidized nanocellulose produced a mixture with well-dispersed air bubbles, while the addition of pectin improved the elastic modulus, hardness and toughness of the structures. A similar structure was observed with native nanocellulose, but the elastic modulus was not as high...
October 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731319/few-layered-mo-1-x-wxs2-hollow-nanospheres-on-ni3s2-nanorods-heterostructure-as-robust-electrocatalysts-for-overall-water-splitting
#6
Meiyong Zheng, Jing Du, Baopu Hou, Cai-Ling Xu
Owing to the unique optical, electronic and catalytic properties, MoS2 have received increasing interests in electrochemical water splitting. Herein, few-layered Mo(1-x)WxS2 hollow nanospheres modified Ni3S2 heterostructures are prepared through a facile hydrothermal method to further enhance the electro-catalytic performance of MoS2. The doping of W element optimizes the electronic structure of MoS2@Ni3S2, thus improves the conductivity and charge transfer ability of MoS2@Ni3S2. In addition, benefiting from the few-layered hollow structure of Mo(1-x)WxS2, the strong electronic interactions between Mo(1-x)WxS2 and Ni3S2, and the hierarchical structure of 1D nanorods and 3D Ni foam, massive active sites and fast ion and charge transportion are obtained...
July 21, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729885/cd36-overexpression-a-possible-etiopathogenic-mechanism-of-atherosclerosis-in-patients-with-prediabetes-and-diabetes
#7
M D Lopez-Carmona, M C Plaza-Seron, A Vargas-Candela, F J Tinahones, R Gomez-Huelgas, M R Bernal-Lopez
RATIONALE: CD36 is a scavenger receptor located on monocytes which is involved in foam cell transformation. AIM: To evaluate CD36 expression under different glycemic states in both healthy subjects and in atherosclerotic patients. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: In order to evaluate the possible effects of hyperglycemia on CD36 expression in healthy subjects, an in vitro experiment was carried out using monocyte in three different conditions: extreme hyperglycemia (HG), euglycemia (EG) and in the absence of glucose...
2017: Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723729/wnt-signaling-in-cardiovascular-disease-opportunities-and-challenges
#8
Austin Gay, Dwight A Towler
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Cardiometabolic diseases increasingly afflict our aging, dysmetabolic population. Complex signals regulating low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein (LRP) and frizzled protein family members - the plasma membrane receptors for the cadre of Wnt polypeptide morphogens - contribute to the control of cardiovascular homeostasis. RECENT FINDINGS: Both canonical (β-catenin-dependent) and noncanonical (β-catenin-independent) Wnt signaling programs control vascular smooth muscle (VSM) cell phenotypic modulation in cardiometabolic disease...
July 18, 2017: Current Opinion in Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723386/foam-adsorption-as-an-ex-situ-capture-step-for-surfactants-produced-by-fermentation
#9
Iva Anic, Arijit Nath, Pedro Franco, Rolf Wichmann
In this report, a method for a simultaneous production and separation of a microbially synthesized rhamnolipid biosurfactant is presented. During the aerobic cultivation of flagella-free Pseudomonas putida EM383 in a 3.1L stirred tank reactor on glucose as a sole carbon source, rhamnolipids are produced and excreted into the fermentation liquid. Here, a strategy for biosurfactant capture from rhamnolipid enriched fermentation foam using hydrophobic-hydrophobic interaction was investigated. Five adsorbents were tested independently for the application of this capture technique and the best performing adsorbent was tested in a fermentation process...
July 16, 2017: Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722350/multidimensional-anodized-titanium-foam-photoelectrode-for-efficient-utilization-of-photons-in-mesoscopic-solar-cells
#10
Jin Soo Kang, Hyelim Choi, Jin Kim, Hyeji Park, Jae-Yup Kim, Jung-Woo Choi, Seung-Ho Yu, Kyung Jae Lee, Yun Sik Kang, Sun Ha Park, Yong-Hun Cho, Jun-Ho Yum, David C Dunand, Heeman Choe, Yung-Eun Sung
Mesoscopic solar cells based on nanostructured oxide semiconductors are considered as a promising candidates to replace conventional photovoltaics employing costly materials. However, their overall performances are below the sufficient level required for practical usages. Herein, this study proposes an anodized Ti foam (ATF) with multidimensional and hierarchical architecture as a highly efficient photoelectrode for the generation of a large photocurrent. ATF photoelectrodes prepared by electrochemical anodization of freeze-cast Ti foams have three favorable characteristics: (i) large surface area for enhanced light harvesting, (ii) 1D semiconductor structure for facilitated charge collection, and (iii) 3D highly conductive metallic current collector that enables exclusion of transparent conducting oxide substrate...
July 19, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722045/3d-free-standing-hierarchical-cuco2o4-nanowire-cathodes-for-rechargeable-lithium-oxygen-batteries
#11
Wang Sun, Yan Wang, Haitao Wu, Zhenhua Wang, David Rooney, Kening Sun
A carbon and binder-free cathode for use in Li-O2 cells which is based on free-standing CuCo2O4 nanowires supported on a nickel foam was synthesized by an efficient hydrothermal method. The resulting hierarchical porous and umbrella structures of the hybrid CuCo2O4@Ni foam cathodes present an excellent rate capability and cycle performance.
July 19, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720107/reversible-bacterial-immobilization-based-on-the-salt-dependent-adhesion-of-the-bacterionanofiber-protein-ataa
#12
Shogo Yoshimoto, Yuki Ohara, Hajime Nakatani, Katsutoshi Hori
BACKGROUND: Immobilization of microbial cells is an important strategy for the efficient use of whole-cell catalysts because it simplifies product separation, enables the cell concentration to be increased, stabilizes enzymatic activity, and permits repeated or continuous biocatalyst use. However, conventional immobilization methods have practical limitations, such as limited mass transfer in the inner part of a gel, gel fragility, cell leakage from the support matrix, and adverse effects on cell viability and catalytic activity...
July 18, 2017: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713961/adipose-differentiation%C3%A2-related-protein-knockdown-inhibits-vascular-smooth-muscle-cell-proliferation-and-migration-and-attenuates-neointima-formation
#13
Haomin Zhao, Tao Han, Xin Hong, Dajun Sun
Vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) have an important role in atherosclerosis development. Evidence has demonstrated that adipose differentiation‑related protein (ADRP) is associated with foam cell formation and atherosclerosis progression. However, to the best of our knowledge, no previous studies have investigated the role of ADRP knockdown in platelet‑derived growth factor (PDGF)‑stimulated proliferation and migration of VSMCs in vitro. Furthermore, the effect of ADRP knockdown on neointima formation in vivo remains unclear...
September 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713484/moderate-autophagy-inhibits-vascular-smooth-muscle-cell-senescence-to-stabilize-progressed-atherosclerotic-plaque-via-the-mtorc1-ulk1-atg13-signal-pathway
#14
Zhenli Luo, Wenhuan Xu, Sai Ma, Hongyu Qiao, Lei Gao, Ran Zhang, Bo Yang, Ya Qiu, Jiangwei Chen, Ming Zhang, Bo Tao, Feng Cao, Yabin Wang
In order to investigate the effects of autophagy induced by rapamycin in the development of atherosclerosis plaque we established murine atherosclerosis model which was induced in ApoE(-/-) mice by high fat and cholesterol diet (HFD) for 16 weeks. Rapamycin and 3-Methyladenine (MA) were used as autophagy inducer and inhibitor respectively. The plaque areas in aortic artery were detected with HE and Oil Red O staining. Immunohistochemical staining were applied to investigate content of plaque respectively. In contrast to control and 3-MA groups, rapamycin could inhibit atherosclerosis progression...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705936/cd14-is-a-key-mediator-of-both-lysophosphatidic-acid-and-lipopolysaccharide-induction-of-foam-cell-formation
#15
Dong An, Feng Hao, Fuqiang Zhang, Wei Kong, Jerold Chun, Xuemin Xu, Mei-Zhen Cui
Macrophage uptake of oxidized lowdensity lipoprotein (oxLDL) plays an important role in foam cell formation and the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. We report here that lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) enhances lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced oxLDL uptake in macrophages. Our data revealed that both LPA and LPS highly induce the CD14 expression at messenger RNA and protein levels in macrophages. The role of CD14, one component of the LPS receptor cluster, in LPA-induced biological functions has been unknown. We took several steps to examine the role of CD14 in LPA signaling pathways...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701150/physiological-roles-of-sigma-factor-sigd-in-corynebacterium-glutamicum
#16
Hironori Taniguchi, Tobias Busche, Thomas Patschkowski, Karsten Niehaus, Miroslav Pátek, Jörn Kalinowski, Volker F Wendisch
BACKGROUND: Sigma factors are one of the components of RNA polymerase holoenzymes, and an essential factor of transcription initiation in bacteria. Corynebacterium glutamicum possesses seven genes coding for sigma factors, most of which have been studied to some detail; however, the role of SigD in transcriptional regulation in C. glutamicum has been mostly unknown. RESULTS: In this work, pleiotropic effects of sigD overexpression at the level of phenotype, transcripts, proteins and metabolites were investigated...
July 12, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691071/nanoengineered-ultralight-and-robust-all-metal-cathode-for-high-capacity-stable-lithium-oxygen-batteries
#17
Ji-Jing Xu, Zhi-Wen Chang, Yan-Bin Yin, Xin-Bo Zhang
The successful development of Li-O2 battery technology depends on resolving the issue of cathode corrosion by the discharge product (Li2O2) and/or by the intermediates (LiO2) generated during cell cycling. As an important step toward this goal, we report for the first time the nanoporous Ni with a nanoengineered AuNi alloy surface directly attached to Ni foam as a new all-metal cathode system. Compared with other noncarbonaceous cathodes, the Li-O2 cell with an all-metal cathode is capable of operation with ultrahigh specific capacity (22,551 mAh g(-1) at a current density of 1...
June 28, 2017: ACS Central Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682552/-effects-of-oral-interventions-on-carotid-artery-in-rats-with-chronic-periodontitis-for-the-detection-of-porphyromonas-gingivalis-and-the-expression-of-c-reactive-protein
#18
Ren Xiuyun, Wang Chong, Liu Xin, Li Hao, Ma Qianhui, Lin Mu, Shi Xuexue, Gao Jinhua
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to establish a SD rat model of chronic periodontitis (CP) merged with hyperlipidemia (HL), perform periodontal treatment, detect the expression of partial C-reactive protein (CRP) and Porphyromonas gingivalis (P. gingivalis) in the rat carotid artery, and explore the relationship between periodontitis and atherosclerosis. METHODS: SD rats were randomly divided into three groups: control group (A), HL group (B), and CP+HL group (C). Group C rats were divided into natural process group (C1), scaling and root planning group (C2), and tooth extraction group (C3)...
April 1, 2017: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678439/from-molecular-2fe-2se-precursor-to-fese2-acting-as-highly-efficient-electrocatalyst-for-overall-water-splitting
#19
Matthias Driess, Chakadola Panda, Prashanth Wilfried Menezes, Carsten Walter, Shenglai Yao, Matthias Miehlich, Vitaly Gutkin, Karsten Meyer
A highly active FeSe2 electrocatalyst for durable overall water-splitting has been prepared from a molecular 2Fe-2Se precursor. The as-synthesized FeSe2 was electrophoretically deposited on nickel foam and applied for both oxygen (OER) and hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) in alkaline media. When used as an oxygen-evolution electrode, merely 245 mV of overpotential was achieved at a current density of 10 mAcm-2, representing outstanding catalytic activity and stability due to the formation of Fe(OH)2/FeOOH active sites at the surface of FeSe2...
July 5, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677864/cd36-expression-in-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-reflects-the-onset-of-atherosclerosis
#20
Burak Yazgan, Erdi Sozen, Betul Karademir, Seyfettin Ustunsoy, Umit Ince, Neven Zarkovic, Nesrin Kartal Ozer
Together with complex genetic and environmental factors, increased serum cholesterol and ox-LDL levels are considered as major triggering factors of atherosclerosis. Mononuclear cell infiltration to the arterial wall and uptake of ox-LDL, which is facilitated by CD36 receptor through an uncontrolled manner, play a key role in foam cell formation followed by atherogenesis development. The aim of this study was to analyze if CD36 expression in peripheral blood mononuclear cells reflect its aortic tissue level in hypercholesterolemia...
July 5, 2017: BioFactors
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