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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496416/lysophosphatidic-acid-is-associated-with-atherosclerotic-plaque-instability-by-regulating-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-dependent-matrix-metalloproteinase-9-expression-via-lpa2-in-macrophages
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Chun Gu, Fang Wang, Zhenwen Zhao, Hongyue Wang, Xiangfeng Cong, Xi Chen
Lysophosphatidic acid (LPA), one of the simplest phospholipid signaling molecules, participates in formation and disruption of atherosclerotic plaque. Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) contribute to atherosclerotic plaque rupture by involving in extracellular matrix (ECM) degradation and then thinning fibrous cap. Our previous study demonstrated that macrophage-derived MMP-9 was associated with coronary plaque instability, but the relationship between LPA and MMP-9 remains unclear. The present work therefore aimed at elucidating association between LPA and MMP-9 and the regulation mechanism of LPA on MMP-9 in macrophages...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473100/coronary-artery-calcification-from-mechanism-to-molecular-imaging
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REVIEW
Takehiro Nakahara, Marc R Dweck, Navneet Narula, David Pisapia, Jagat Narula, H William Strauss
Vascular calcification is a hallmark of atherosclerosis. The location, density, and confluence of calcification may change portions of the arterial conduit to a noncompliant structure. Calcifications may also seed the cap of a thin cap fibroatheroma, altering tensile forces on the cap and rendering the lesion prone to rupture. Many local and systemic factors participate in this process, including hyperlipidemia, ongoing inflammation, large necrotic cores, and diabetes. Vascular cells can undergo chondrogenic or osteogenic differentiation, causing mineralization of membranous bone and formation of endochondral bone...
May 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468787/inflammatory-differences-in-plaque-erosion-and-rupture-in-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
#3
Sujay Chandran, Johnathan Watkins, Amina Abdul-Aziz, Manar Shafat, Patrick A Calvert, Kristian M Bowles, Marcus D Flather, Stuart A Rushworth, Alisdair D Ryding
BACKGROUND: Plaque erosion causes 30% of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarctions, but the underlying cause is unknown. Inflammatory infiltrates are less abundant in erosion compared with rupture in autopsy studies. We hypothesized that erosion and rupture are associated with significant differences in intracoronary cytokines in vivo. METHODS AND RESULTS: Forty ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction patients with <6 hours of chest pain were classified as ruptured fibrous cap (RFC) or intact fibrous cap (IFC) using optical coherence tomography...
May 3, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416142/nanoparticle-mediated-drug-delivery-system-for-atherosclerotic-cardiovascular-disease
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REVIEW
Tetsuya Matoba, Jun-Ichiro Koga, Kaku Nakano, Kensuke Egashira, Hiroyuki Tsutsui
Administration of drugs and other therapeutic agents has been the central strategy of contemporary medicine for cardiovascular disease. The use of drug delivery systems (DDS) includes micelles, liposomes, polymeric nanoparticles, dendrimers, carbon nanotubes, and crystalline metals. Nano-DDS modify in vivo drug kinetics, depending on (patho)physiological mechanisms such as retard excretion, vascular permeability, and incorporation by mononuclear phagocyte systems, which constitute the 'passive-targeting' property of nano-DDS...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404965/impact-of-statins-therapy-on-morphological-changes-in-lipid-rich-plaques-stratified-by-10-year-framingham-risk-score-a-serial-optical-coherence-tomography-study
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Yinchun Zhu, Lin Lin, Chao Wang, Haibo Jia, Sining Hu, Lulu Li, Xiling Zhang, Gonghui Zheng, Yan Wang, Rong Sun, Abigail Afolabi, Irina Mustafina, Jingbo Hou, Shaosong Zhang, Bo Yu
The aim of the study was to investigate the impact of statins therapy on morphological changes of lipid-rich plaques by OCT (optical coherence tomography) in patients with known CHD (coronary heart disease), stratified by FRS. Ninety-seven lipid-rich plaques from sixty-nine patients who received statins therapy and underwent serial OCT images (baseline, 6-month and 12-month) were divided into 2 groups according to the FRS (framingham risk score): low risk group A (FRS<10%, N=35, n=45), moderate to high risk group B (FRS≥10%, N=34, n=52)...
April 18, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397443/an-evaluation-of-dual-source-computed-tomography-used-with-the-de-weert-classification-to-detect-vulnerable-plaque-using-ivus-virtual-histology-as-a-standard-of-reference
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Bartosz Dołęga-Kozierowski, Piotr Klimeczek, Michał Lis, Róża Krycińska, Anna Chrapusta, Urszula Zaleska-Dorobisz, Jerzy Garcarek, Wojciech Witkiewicz
BACKGROUND: One of the main risk factors for cerebral ischemic events is atherosclerotic disease of the internal carotid artery (ICA). Nowadays, increasing attention is being paid to the relationship between the morphological features of atherosclerotic plaque and the occurrence of stroke. Several studies have demonstrated that the presence of specific vulnerable plaque types, with a large lipid core and thin fibrous cap, can be used as an independent risk predictor of cerebral ischemic events...
January 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387708/the-effect-of-low-dose-proteasome-inhibition-on-pre-existing-atherosclerosis-in-ldl-receptor-deficient-mice
#7
Nicola Wilck, Mandy Fechner, Cristian Dan, Verena Stangl, Karl Stangl, Antje Ludwig
Dysfunction of the ubiquitin-proteasome system (UPS) has been implicated in atherosclerosis development. However, the nature of UPS dysfunction has been proposed to be specific to certain stages of atherosclerosis development, which has implications for proteasome inhibition as a potential treatment option. Recently, low-dose proteasome inhibition with bortezomib has been shown to attenuate early atherosclerosis in low-density lipoprotein receptor-deficient (LDLR(-/-)) mice. The present study investigates the effect of low-dose proteasome inhibition with bortezomib on pre-existing advanced atherosclerosis in LDLR(-/-) mice...
April 7, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362832/effects-of-p53-knockout-in-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells-on-atherosclerosis-in-mice
#8
Richard Yang Cao, Robert Eves, Lilly Jia, Colin D Funk, Zongchao Jia, Alan S Mak
In vitro and in vivo evidence has indicated that the tumor suppressor, p53, may play a significant role in the regulation of atherosclerotic plaque formation. In vivo studies using global knockout mice models, however, have generated inconclusive results that do not address the roles of p53 in various cell types involved in atherosclerosis. In this study, we have specifically ablated p53 in vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMC) in the ApoE-/- mouse model to investigate the roles of p53 in VSMC in atherosclerotic plaque formation and stability...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361184/impact-of-fiber-structure-on-the-material-stability-and-rupture-mechanisms-of-coronary-atherosclerotic-plaques
#9
Graeham R Douglas, Adam J Brown, Jonathan H Gillard, Martin R Bennett, Michael P F Sutcliffe, Zhongzhao Teng
The rupture of an atherosclerotic plaque in the coronary circulation remains the main cause of heart attack. As a fiber-oriented structure, the fiber structure, in particular in the fibrous cap (FC), may affect both loading and material strength in the plaque. However, the role of fiber orientation and dispersion in plaque rupture is unclear. Local orientation and dispersion of fibers were calculated for the shoulder regions, mid FC, and regions with intimal thickening (IT) from histological images of 16 human coronary atherosclerotic lesions...
June 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333905/-the-inflammatory-processes-in-atherogenesis
#10
Natalia Cichoń, Dominika Lach, Angela Dziedzic, Michał Bijak, Joanna Saluk
Atherogenesis is the process of atherosclerotic plaque formation, leading to coronary artery heart disease. This process involves immune cells, mainly T and B cells, monocytes and macrophages. The process of atherogenesis is induced by inflammatory damage of endothelial cells. The characteristic construction features of the atherosclerotic plaque is a predisposing factor for acute coronary syndromes. The accumulation of inflammatory cells in the artery inner membrane enhances the local inflammatory process due to the secretion of reactive oxygen species, inflammatory cytokines and metalloproteinases, which accelerate the development of atherosclerotic lesions in the arteries...
March 21, 2017: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330651/serial-assessment-of-tissue-precursors-and%C3%A2-progression-of-coronary-calcification-analyzed-by-fusion-of-ivus-and-oct-5-year-follow-up-of-scaffolded-and-nonscaffolded-arteries
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Yaping Zeng, Hiroki Tateishi, Rafael Cavalcante, Erhan Tenekecioglu, Pannipa Suwannasom, Yohei Sotomi, Carlos Collet, Shaoping Nie, Hans Jonker, Jouke Dijkstra, Maria D Radu, Lorenz Räber, Dougal R McClean, Robert-Jan van Geuns, Evald H Christiansen, Therese Fahrni, Jacques Koolen, Yoshinobu Onuma, Nico Bruining, Patrick W Serruys
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess calcium growth with fused grayscale intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), IVUS-virtual histology, and optical coherence tomography (OCT) from baseline to 5-year follow-up in patients treated with bioresorbable vascular scaffolds. BACKGROUND: IVUS and OCT have individual strengths in assessing plaque composition and volume. Fusion of images obtained using these methods could potentially aid in coronary plaque assessment...
March 10, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329036/predictive-value-of-plaque-morphology-assessed-by-frequency-domain-optical-coherence-tomography-for-impaired-microvascular-perfusion-after-elective-stent-implantation-the-intracoronary-electrocardiogram-study
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Hiroki Ikenaga, Satoshi Kurisu, Tsukasa Nakao, Shingo Kono, Yoji Sumimoto, Noriaki Watanabe, Takashi Shimonaga, Tadanao Higaki, Toshitaka Iwasaki, Naoya Mitsuba, Ken Ishibashi, Yoshihiro Dohi, Yukihiro Fukuda, Yasuki Kihara
Aims: This study was undertaken to assess the association between plaque features at culprit lesions assessed by frequency-domain optical coherence tomography (FD-OCT) and impaired microvascular perfusion estimated by intracoronary electrocardiogram (IcECG) after elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Furthermore, we investigated whether IcECG could predict future cardiac events. Methods and results: This study consisted of 84 patients who underwent both FD-OCT and IcECG during PCI...
March 7, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304220/high-resolution-magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-carotid-atherosclerotic-plaques-a-correlation-study-with-histopathology
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Zhangyong Xia, Hua Yang, Xiaochun Yuan, Jiyue Wang, Shigang Zhang, Liyong Zhang, Yang Qu, Jun Chen, Liqun Jiao, Le-Xin Wang, Yifeng Du
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to utilize high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to investigate the characteristics of stable and vulnerable carotid arteriosclerotic plaques, with correlations to histopathological findings. PATIENTS AND METHODS: High-resolution MRI was performed in 817 patients, using three-dimensional magnetic resonance angiography. Plaque composition was evaluated by measuring the areas occupied by calcification, a lipid-rich necrotic core, intra-plaque haemorrhage, and fibrous cap rupture...
March 17, 2017: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283548/smooth-muscle-cell-specific-deletion-of-col15a1-unexpectedly-leads-to-impaired-development-of-advanced-atherosclerotic-lesions
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Brittany G Durgin, Olga A Cherepanova, Delphine Gomez, Themistoclis Karaoli, Gabriel F Alencar, Joshua T Butcher, Yu-Qing Zhou, Michelle P Bendeck, Brant E Isakson, Gary K Owens, Jessica J Connelly
Atherosclerotic plaque rupture with subsequent embolic events is a major cause of sudden death from myocardial infarction or stroke. Although smooth muscle cells (SMC) produce and respond to collagens in vitro, there is no direct evidence in vivo that SMC are a crucial source of collagens and that this impacts lesion development or fibrous cap formation. We sought to determine how conditional SMC specific knockout of collagen type XV (COL15A1) in SMC lineage tracing mice affects advanced lesion formation given: 1) we previously identified a Col15a1 sequence variant associated with age related atherosclerosis; 2) COL15A1 is a matrix organizer enhancing tissue structural integrity; and 3) siRNA mediated Col15a1 knockdown increased migration and decreased proliferation of cultured human SMC...
March 10, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281026/neoatherosclerosis-assessed-with-optical-coherence-tomography-in-restenotic-bare-metal-and-first-and-second-generation-drug-eluting-stents
#15
Lei Song, Gary S Mintz, Dong Yin, Myong Hwa Yamamoto, Chee Yang Chin, Mitsuaki Matsumura, Khady Fall, Ajay J Kirtane, Manish A Parikh, Jeffrey W Moses, Ziad A Ali, Richard A Shlofmitz, Akiko Maehara
Although reported in bare metal stents (BMS) and first-generation drug-eluting stents (DES), little is known about neoatherosclerosis in second-generation DES. We used optical coherence tomography to evaluate neoatherosclerosis among different stent generations. Overall, 274 in-stent restenosis (ISR) lesions (duration from implantation 56.9 ± 47.2 months) in 274 patients were assessed for the presence of neoatherosclerosis. Neoatherosclerosis was identified in 38.7% of lesions (106/274): 23.0% second-generation DES (38/165), 65...
March 9, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279371/carotid-plaque-lipid-content-and-fibrous-cap-status-predict-systemic-cv-outcomes-the-mri-substudy-in-aim-high
#16
Jie Sun, Xue-Qiao Zhao, Niranjan Balu, Moni B Neradilek, Daniel A Isquith, Kiyofumi Yamada, Gádor Cantón, John R Crouse, Todd J Anderson, John Huston, Kevin O'Brien, Daniel S Hippe, Nayak L Polissar, Chun Yuan, Thomas S Hatsukami
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate whether and what carotid plaque characteristics predict systemic cardiovascular outcomes in patients with clinically established atherosclerotic disease. BACKGROUND: Advancements in atherosclerosis imaging have allowed assessment of various plaque characteristics, some of which are more directly linked to the pathogenesis of acute cardiovascular events compared to plaque burden. METHODS: As part of the event-driven clinical trial AIM-HIGH (Atherothrombosis Intervention in Metabolic Syndrome with Low HDL/High Triglycerides: Impact on Global Health Outcomes), subjects with clinically established atherosclerotic disease underwent multicontrast carotid magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to detect plaque tissue composition and high-risk features...
March 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214139/accuracy-of-computed-tomography-angiography-to-identify-thin-cap-fibroatheroma-detected-by-optical-coherence-tomography
#17
Nobuo Tomizawa, Kodai Yamamoto, Shinichi Inoh, Takeshi Nojo, Sunao Nakamura
BACKGROUND: Thin-cap fibroatheroma (TCFA) is assumed to cause acute coronary syndromes. OBJECTIVE: To compare the accuracy of different models for diagnosing TCFA using parameters derived by CT, validated against optical coherence tomography (OCT). METHODS: One hundred twenty-nine plaques in 106 patients were analyzed using data acquired by 64-row CT with a reconstruction thickness of 0.67 mm and an increment of 0.33 mm. TCFA was defined by OCT as a plaque with lipid content in ≥2 quadrants and the thinnest part of the fibrous cap measuring ≤65 μm...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168649/combined-orcein-and-martius-scarlet-blue-omsb-staining-for-qualitative-and-quantitative-analyses-of-atherosclerotic-plaques-in-brachiocephalic-arteries-in-apoe-ldlr-mice
#18
Mariusz Gajda, Agnieszka Jasztal, Tomasz Banasik, Ewa Jasek-Gajda, Stefan Chlopicki
Numerous cellular and extracellular components should be analyzed in sections of atherosclerotic plaques to assess atherosclerosis progression and vulnerability. Here, we combined orcein (O) staining for elastic fibers and martius scarlet blue (MSB) polychrome to visualize various morphological contents of plaque in brachiocephalic arteries (BCA) of apoE/LDLR(-/-) mice. Elastic fibers (including broken elastic laminae and 'buried' fibrous caps) were stained purple and they could be easily distinguished from collagen fibers (blue)...
February 6, 2017: Histochemistry and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164672/circulating-endothelial-progenitor-cells-were-increased-in-patients-with-thin-cap-fibroatheroma
#19
Qiang Tan, Qingsheng Wang, Shuangyue Zhang, Ximing Qi, Yang Li
BACKGROUND: We used virtual histology-intravascular ultrasound (VH-IVUS) to evaluate the relationship between circulating endothelial progenitor cells (EPC) and thin-cap fibroatheroma (TCFA). METHODS: This study included 52 patients with unstable angina who underwent coronary angiography and IVUS examination. Patients were divided into a TCFA group (n = 21) or a non-TCFA group (n = 31) based on VH-IVUS performance. Before angiography, peripheral blood levels of EPC were measured by flow cytometry...
November 1, 2016: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161258/pathology-of-chronic-total-occlusion-in-bare-metal-versus-drug-eluting-stents-implications-for-revascularization
#20
Hiroyoshi Mori, Christoph Lutter, Kazuyuki Yahagi, Emanuel Harari, Robert Kutys, David R Fowler, Elena Ladich, Michael Joner, Renu Virmani, Aloke V Finn
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to explore the pathology of in-stent chronic total occlusion (IS-CTO) in bare-metal (BMS) versus drug-eluting stents (DES). BACKGROUND: Despite a relatively high prevalence of IS-CTO, little is known about the underlying etiology and histopathologic characteristics of the occlusion. METHODS: From CVPath Institute's stent registry of human native coronary arteries, the authors identified 56 lesions (32 BMS and 24 DES) from 54 patients with IS-CTO...
February 27, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
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