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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934662/cardiomyocyte-specific-expression-of-the-nuclear-matrix-protein-ciz1-stimulates-production-of-mononucleated-cells-with-an-extended-window-of-proliferation-in-the-postnatal-mouse-heart
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Sumia A Bageghni, Georgia A Frentzou, Mark J Drinkhill, William Mansfield, Dawn Coverley, Justin F X Ainscough
Myocardial injury in mammals leads to heart failure through pathological cardiac remodelling that includes hypertrophy, fibrosis and ventricular dilatation. Central to this is inability of the mammalian cardiomyocyte to self-renew due to entering a quiescent state after birth. Modulation of the cardiomyocyte cell-cycle after injury is therefore a target mechanism to limit damage and potentiate repair and regeneration. Here we show that cardiomyocyte specific over-expression of the nuclear-matrix associated DNA replication protein, CIZ1, extends their window of proliferation during cardiac development, delaying onset of terminal differentiation without compromising function...
December 1, 2016: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933370/doxorubicin-induced-chronic-dilated-cardiomyopathy-the-apoptosis-hypothesis-revisited
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REVIEW
Cynthia Kankeu, Kylie Clarke, Egle Passante, Heinrich J Huber
The chemotherapeutic agent doxorubicin (DOX) has significantly increased survival rates of pediatric and adult cancer patients. However, 10% of pediatric cancer survivors will 10-20 years later develop severe dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), whereby the exact molecular mechanisms of disease progression after this long latency time remain puzzling. We here revisit the hypothesis that elevated apoptosis signaling or its increased likelihood after DOX exposure can lead to an impairment of cardiac function and cause a cardiac dilation...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Molecular Medicine: Official Organ of the "Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte"
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916592/new-developments-in-cardiac-regeneration
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REVIEW
Thi Yen Loan Le, Sujitha Thavapalachandran, Eddy Kizana, James Jh Chong
Numerous pharmacological and device therapies have improved adverse cardiac remodelling and mortality in heart failure. However, none are able to regenerate damaged cardiac tissue. Stem cell based therapies using multipotent (adult) stem cells and pluripotent stem cells are new approaches that could potentially achieve the elusive goal of true cardiac regeneration. Over the past two decades, various stem cell based approaches have been shown to improve left ventricular function in pre-clinical animal models...
November 19, 2016: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903222/sustained-elabela-gene-therapy-in-high-salt-induced-hypertensive-rats
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Claire A Schreiber, Sara J Holditch, Alex Generous, Yasuhiro Ikeda
BACKGROUND: Elabela (ELA) is a recently identified apelin receptor agonist essential for cardiac development, but its biology and therapeutic potential are unclear. In humans ELA transcripts are detected in embryonic stem cells, induced pluripotent stem cells, kidney, heart and blood vessels. ELA through the apelin receptor promotes angiogenesis in vitro, relaxes murine aortic blood vessels and attenuates high blood pressure in vivo. The apelin receptor when bound to its original ligand, apelin, exerts peripheral vasodilatory and positive inotropic effects, conferring cardioprotection in vivo...
November 21, 2016: Current Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895190/caveolin-1-deletion-prevents-hypertensive-vascular-remodeling-induced-by-angiotensin-ii
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Steven J Forrester, Katherine J Elliott, Tatsuo Kawai, Takashi Obama, Michael J Boyer, Kyle J Preston, Zhen Yan, Satoru Eguchi, Victor Rizzo
It has been proposed that membrane microdomains, caveolae, in vascular cells are critical for signal transduction and downstream functions induced by angiotensin II (AngII). We have tested our hypothesis that caveolin-1 (Cav1), a major structural protein of vascular caveolae, plays a critical role in the development of vascular remodeling by AngII via regulation of epidermal growth factor receptor and vascular endothelial adhesion molecule-1. Cav1(-/-) and control Cav(+/+) mice were infused with AngII for 2 weeks to induce vascular remodeling and hypertension...
January 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894966/quantitative-proteomic-changes-during-post-myocardial-infarction-remodeling-reveals-altered-cardiac-metabolism-and-desmin-aggregation-in-the-infarct-region
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Kaberi Datta, Trayambak Basak, Swati Varshney, Shantanu Sengupta, Sagartirtha Sarkar
: Myocardial infarction is one of the leading causes of cardiac dysfunction, failure and sudden death. Post infarction cardiac remodeling presents a poor prognosis, with 30%-45% of patients developing heart failure, in a period of 5-25years. Oxidative stress has been labelled as the primary causative factor for cardiac damage during infarction, however, the impact it may have during the process of post infarction remodeling has not been well probed. In this study, we have implemented iTRAQ proteomics to catalogue proteins and functional processes, participating both temporally (early and late phases) and spatially (infarct and remote zones), during post myocardial infarction remodeling of the heart as functions of the differential oxidative stress manifest during the remodeling process...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884247/machine-learning-algorithms-to-automate-morphological-and-functional-assessments-in-2d-echocardiography
#7
Sukrit Narula, Khader Shameer, Alaa Mabrouk Salem Omar, Joel T Dudley, Partho P Sengupta
BACKGROUND: Machine-learning models may aid cardiac phenotypic recognition by using features of cardiac tissue deformation. OBJECTIVES: This study investigated the diagnostic value of a machine-learning framework that incorporates speckle-tracking echocardiographic data for automated discrimination of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) from physiological hypertrophy seen in athletes (ATH). METHODS: Expert-annotated speckle-tracking echocardiographic datasets obtained from 77 ATH and 62 HCM patients were used for developing an automated system...
November 29, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862268/novel-protective-role-of-nuclear-melatonin-receptor-ror%C3%AE-in-diabetic-cardiomyopathy
#8
Yichao Zhao, Longwei Xu, Song Ding, Nan Lin, Qingqi Ji, Lingchen Gao, Yuanyuan Su, Jun Pu, Ben He
Diabetic cardiomyopathy is a major complication that significantly contributes to morbidity and mortality in diabetics with few therapies. Moreover, anti-diabetic drugs reported inconsistent or even adverse cardiovascular effects, suggesting it is important to exploit novel therapeutic targets against diabetic cardiomyopathy. Here, we observed that the nuclear melatonin receptor, the retinoic acid-related orphan receptor α (RORα), was downregulated in diabetic hearts. By utilizing a mouse line with RORα disruption, we demonstrated that RORα deficiency led to significantly augmented diastolic dysfunction and cardiac remodeling induced by diabetes...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Pineal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848025/the-stress-response-map-kinase-signaling-in-cardiac-arrhythmias
#9
Xun Ai, Jiajie Yan, Elena Carrillo, Wenmao Ding
Stress-response kinases, the mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) are activated in response to the challenge of a myriad of stressors. c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK), extracellular signal-regulated kinases (ERKs), and p38 MAPKs are the predominant members of the MAPK family in the heart. Extensive studies have revealed critical roles of activated MAPKs in the processes of cardiac injury and heart failure and many other cardiovascular diseases. Recently, emerging evidence suggests that MAPKs also promote the development of cardiac arrhythmias...
2016: Reviews of Physiology, Biochemistry and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845176/transmural-gradients-of-myocardial-structure-and-mechanics-implications-for-fiber-stress-and-strain-in-pressure-overload
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REVIEW
Eric D Carruth, Andrew D McCulloch, Jeffrey H Omens
Although a truly complete understanding of whole heart activation, contraction, and deformation is well beyond our current reach, a significant amount of effort has been devoted to discovering and understanding the mechanisms by which myocardial structure determines cardiac function to better treat patients with cardiac disease. Several experimental studies have shown that transmural fiber strain is relatively uniform in both diastole and systole, in contrast to predictions from traditional mechanical theory...
November 11, 2016: Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834123/translational-applications-of-tissue-engineering-in-cardiovascular-medicine
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Y Murat Elçin, Arin Dogan, Eser Elçin
Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of worldwide deaths. Current paradigm in medicine seeks novel approaches for the treatment of progressive or end-stage diseases. The organ transplantation option is limited in availability and unfortunately, a great number of patients are lost while waiting for donor organs. Animal studies have shown that upon myocardial infarction, it may be possible to stop adverse remodeling in its tracks and reverse with tissue engineering methods. Regaining the myocardium function and avoiding further deterioration towards heart failure can benefit millions of people with a significantly lesser burden on healthcare systems worldwide...
November 11, 2016: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834080/cardiac-dysfunction-in-association-with-increased-inflammatory-markers-in-primary-aldosteronism
#12
Jung Soo Lim, Sungha Park, Sung Il Park, Young Taik Oh, Eunhee Choi, Jang Young Kim, Yumie Rhee
BACKGROUND: Oxidative stress in primary aldosteronism (PA) is thought to worsen aldosterone-induced damage by activating proinflammatory processes. Therefore, we investigated whether inflammatory markers associated with oxidative stress is increased with negative impacts on heart function as evaluated by echocardiography in patients with PA. METHODS: Thirty-two subjects (mean age, 50.3±11.0 years; 14 males, 18 females) whose aldosterone-renin ratio was more than 30 among patients who visited Severance Hospital since 2010 were enrolled...
November 3, 2016: Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821723/c1q-tnf-related-protein-9-promotes-cardiac-hypertrophy-and-failure
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Mahesh Appari, Astrid Breitbart, Florian Brandes, Malgorzata Szaroszyk, Natali Froese, Mortimer Korf-Klingebiel, Mona Malek Mohammadi, Andrea Grund, Gesine M Scharf, Honghui Wang, Carolin Zwadlo, Daniela Fraccarollo, Ulrike Schrameck, Mona Nemer, William Wong, Hugo A Katus, Kai C Wollert, Oliver J Müller, Johann Bauersachs, Joerg Heineke
RATIONALE: Myocardial endothelial cells promote cardiomyocyte hypertrophy, possibly through the release of growth factors. The identity of these factors, however, remains largely unknown, and we hypothesized here that the secreted C1q-TNF-related protein-9 (CTRP9) might act as endothelial derived protein to modulate heart remodeling in response to pressure overload. OBJECTIVE: To examine the source of cardiac CTRP9 and its function during pressure overload. METHODS AND RESULTS: CTRP9 was mainly derived from myocardial capillary endothelial cells...
November 7, 2016: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807535/rat-heterotopic-heart-transplantation-model-to-investigate-unloading-induced-myocardial-remodeling
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REVIEW
Xuebin Fu, Adrian Segiser, Thierry P Carrel, Hendrik T Tevaearai Stahel, Henriette Most
Unloading of the failing left ventricle in order to achieve myocardial reverse remodeling and improvement of contractile function has been developed as a strategy with the increasing frequency of implantation of left ventricular assist devices in clinical practice. But, reverse remodeling remains an elusive target, with high variability and exact mechanisms still largely unclear. The small animal model of heterotopic heart transplantation (hHTX) in rodents has been widely implemented to study the effects of complete and partial unloading on cardiac failing and non-failing tissue to better understand the structural and molecular changes that underlie myocardial recovery...
2016: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805004/mir-19b-regulates-ventricular-action-potential-duration-in-zebrafish
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Alexander Benz, Mandy Kossack, Dominik Auth, Claudia Seyler, Edgar Zitron, Lonny Juergensen, Hugo A Katus, David Hassel
Sudden cardiac death due to ventricular arrhythmias often caused by action potential duration (APD) prolongation is a common mode of death in heart failure (HF). microRNAs, noncoding RNAs that fine tune gene expression, are frequently dysregulated during HF, suggesting a potential involvement in the electrical remodeling process accompanying HF progression. Here, we identified miR-19b as an important regulator of heart function. Zebrafish lacking miR-19b developed severe bradycardia and reduced cardiac contractility...
November 2, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27804106/the-role-of-transient-receptor-potential-vanilloid-2-channel-in-cardiac-aging
#16
Shannon Jones, Adrien Mann, Mariah C Worley, Logan Fulford, David Hall, Rajiv Karani, Min Jiang, Nathan Robbins, Jack Rubinstein, Sheryl E Koch
BACKGROUND: The aging heart is characterized by cellular and molecular changes leading to a decline in physiologic function and cardiac remodeling, specifically the development of myocyte hypertrophy and fibrosis. Transient receptor potential vanilloid 2 (TRPV2), a stretch-mediated channel and regulator of calcium homeostasis, plays a key role in the function and structure of the heart. TRPV2 also plays an important role in the adaptive and maladaptive compensatory mechanisms of the heart in response to pathologic and exercise-induced stress...
November 1, 2016: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796884/telocytes-in-cardiac-tissue-architecture-and-development
#17
Daniele Bani
The heart is a paradigm of organ provided with unique three-dimensional tissue architecture that is molded during complex organogenesis processes and is required for the heart's physiological function. The cardiac stroma plays a critical role in the formation and maintenance of the normal heart architecture, as well as of its changes occurring in cardiac diseases. Recent studies have shown that the cardiac stroma, including the epicardium, myocardial interstitium, and endocardium, contains typical telocytes: these cells establish complex spatial relationships with cardiomyocytes and cardiac stem cells suggestive for a regulatory role over three-dimensional organization of heart tissues...
2016: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27791092/pde1c-deficiency-antagonizes-pathological-cardiac-remodeling-and-dysfunction
#18
Walter E Knight, Si Chen, Yishuai Zhang, Masayoshi Oikawa, Meiping Wu, Qian Zhou, Clint L Miller, Yujun Cai, Deanne M Mickelsen, Christine Moravec, Eric M Small, Junichi Abe, Chen Yan
Cyclic nucleotide phosphodiesterase 1C (PDE1C) represents a major phosphodiesterase activity in human myocardium, but its function in the heart remains unknown. Using genetic and pharmacological approaches, we studied the expression, regulation, function, and underlying mechanisms of PDE1C in the pathogenesis of cardiac remodeling and dysfunction. PDE1C expression is up-regulated in mouse and human failing hearts and is highly expressed in cardiac myocytes but not in fibroblasts. In adult mouse cardiac myocytes, PDE1C deficiency or inhibition attenuated myocyte death and apoptosis, which was largely dependent on cyclic AMP/PKA and PI3K/AKT signaling...
October 20, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789290/ablation-of-biglycan-attenuates-cardiac-hypertrophy-and-fibrosis-after-left-ventricular-pressure-overload
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Nadine Beetz, Carolin Rommel, Tilman Schnick, Elena Neumann, Achim Lother, Elsa Beatriz Monroy-Ordonez, Martin Zeeb, Sebastian Preissl, Ralf Gilsbach, Ariane Melchior-Becker, Bartosz Rylski, Monika Stoll, Liliana Schaefer, Friedhelm Beyersdorf, Brigitte Stiller, Lutz Hein
AIMS: Biglycan, a small leucine-rich proteoglycan, has been shown to play an important role in stabilizing fibrotic scars after experimental myocardial infarction. However, the role of biglycan in the development and regression of cardiomyocyte hypertrophy and fibrosis during cardiac pressure overload and unloading remains elusive. Thus, the aim of the present study was to assess the effect of biglycan on cardiac remodeling in a mouse model of left ventricular pressure overload and unloading...
October 24, 2016: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783858/heart-valve-biomechanics-and-underlying-mechanobiology
#20
Salma Ayoub, Giovanni Ferrari, Robert C Gorman, Joseph H Gorman, Frederick J Schoen, Michael S Sacks
Heart valves control unidirectional blood flow within the heart during the cardiac cycle. They have a remarkable ability to withstand the demanding mechanical environment of the heart, achieving lifetime durability by processes involving the ongoing remodeling of the extracellular matrix. The focus of this review is on heart valve functional physiology, with insights into the link between disease-induced alterations in valve geometry, tissue stress, and the subsequent cell mechanobiological responses and tissue remodeling...
September 15, 2016: Comprehensive Physiology
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