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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676814/potential-of-carnosine-a-histamine-precursor-in-rat-model-of-bilateral-common-carotid-artery-occlusion-induced-vascular-dementia
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Nidhi Tiwari, Pankaj Bhatia, Amit Kumar, Amteshwar S Jaggi, Nirmal Singh
The present study investigates the potential of Carnosine a histamine precursor, in rat model of bilateral common carotid artery occlusion (BCCAo) induced vascular dementia (VaD). Wistar rats were subjected to BCCAo procedure under anesthesia to induce VaD. The rats were subjected to Morris water-maze (MWM) test (6th day onwards post-surgery). MWM test was employed to assess learning and memory of the animals whereby ELT (escape latency time), TSTQ (time spent in target quadrant) and Path length (distance travelled) taken as important parameters...
April 20, 2018: Fundamental & Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669933/requisite-endothelial-reactivation-and-effective-sirna-nanoparticle-targeting-of-etv2-er71-in-tumor-angiogenesis
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Ashraf Ul Kabir, Tae-Jin Lee, Hua Pan, Jeffrey C Berry, Karen Krchma, Jun Wu, Fang Liu, Hee-Kyoung Kang, Kristina Hinman, Lihua Yang, Samantha Hamilton, Qingyu Zhou, Deborah J Veis, Robert P Mecham, Samuel A Wickline, Mark J Miller, Kyunghee Choi
Angiogenesis, new blood vessel formation from preexisting vessels, is critical for solid tumor growth. As such, there have been efforts to inhibit angiogenesis as a means to obstruct tumor growth. However, antiangiogenic therapy faces major challenges to the selective targeting of tumor-associated-vessels, as current antiangiogenic targets also disrupt steady-state vessels. Here, we demonstrate that the developmentally critical transcription factor Etv2 is selectively upregulated in both human and mouse tumor-associated endothelial cells (TAECs) and is required for tumor angiogenesis...
April 19, 2018: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669868/improving-microcirculatory-reperfusion-reduces-parenchymal-oxygen-radical-formation-and-provides-neuroprotection
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Aslihan Taskiran-Sag, Muge Yemisci, Yasemin Gursoy-Ozdemir, Sefik Evren Erdener, Hulya Karatas, Deniz Yuce, Turgay Dalkara
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Reperfusion is the most significant determinant of good outcome after ischemic stroke. However, complete reperfusion often cannot be achieved, despite satisfactory recanalization. We hypothesized that microvascular protection was essential for achieving effective reperfusion and, hence, neuroprotection. To test this hypothesis, we have developed an in vivo model to differentially monitor parenchymal and vascular reactive oxygen species (ROS) formation. By comparing the ROS-suppressing effect of N-tert-butyl-α-phenylnitrone (PBN) with its blood-brain barrier impermeable analog 2-sulfo-phenyl-N-tert-butylnitrone (S-PBN), we assessed the impact of vascular ROS suppression alone on reperfusion and stroke outcome after recanalization...
April 18, 2018: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667460/clinical-utility-of-remote-platelet-function-measurement-using-p-selectin-assessment-of-aspirin-clopidogrel-and-prasugrel-and-bleeding-disorders
#4
Philip M Bath, Jane May, Stan Heptinstall
Vascular diseases such as myocardial infarction and ischemic stroke are associated with increased platelet function whilst the risk of recurrence is reduced by antiplatelet agents such as aspirin, clopidogrel, and prasugrel. However, some patients exhibit high platelet reactivity, especially with clopidogrel. Existing platelet function tests may not be ideal in that they can be expensive, are often time consuming, and measurements must be made near to the patient and within a few hours of blood collection. Platelet activation leads to translocation of P-selectin from alpha-granules to the cell surface...
April 18, 2018: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665789/idiopathic-basal-ganglia-calcification-associated-with-cerebral-micro-infarcts-a-case-report
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Takuma Nishimoto, Fumiaki Oka, Hideyuki Ishihara, Mizuya Shinoyama, Michiyasu Suzuki
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic basal ganglia calcification (IBGC) is a rare neurodegenerative disorder characterized by symmetric intracranial calcium deposition. We report a patient with IBGC associated with cerebral infarction due to impairment of cerebrovascular reactivity based on single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) with acetazolamide challenge. CASE PRESENTATION: A 66-year-old male presented with right conjugate deviation, right hemiparesis and total aphasia due to a convulsive seizure...
April 17, 2018: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665093/the-mapk-activator-protein-1-signaling-regulates-changes-in-lung-tissue-of-rat-exposed-to-hypobaric-hypoxia
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Mrinalini Singh, Seema Yadav, Meetul Kumar, Shweta Saxena, Deepika Saraswat, Anju Bansal, Shashi B Singh
This study reports the role of MAPKs (JNK, ERK, and p38), and activator protein-1 (AP-1) transcription factor in the hypobaric hypoxia induced change in lung tissue. Healthy male Sprague-Dawley rats were exposed to hypobaric hypoxia for 6, 12, 24, 48, 72, and 120 hr. Hypoxia resulted in significant increase in reactive oxygen species (ROS), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and decreased nitric oxide (NO), these act as signaling molecules for activation of MAPK and also contribute in development of vascular leakage (an indicator of pulmonary edema) as confirmed by histological studies...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664315/potential-correlation-between-circulating-fetuin-a-and-pentraxin-3-with-biochemical-parameters-of-calcification-in-hemodialysis-patients
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Javad Hashemi, Hamid-Reza Joshaghani, Arash Akaberi, Zahra Hesari, Reza Ghanbari, Mohsen Mohammadzadeh, Ali-Reza Golshan
BACKGROUND: The strong correlation between vascular calcification and cardiovascular risk, which is a major cause of mortality in hemodialysis (HD) patients, has been well established. Fetuin-A is an inhibitor of vascular calcification, and pentraxin 3 (PTX3) is produced at the site of inflammation, which is associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD). The main purpose of this study was evaluating the correlation between fetuin-A and PTX3 with some biochemical parameters effective upon vascular calcification in HD patients...
December 1, 2017: Archives of Iranian Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664231/oxidative-stress-in-the-pathogenesis-of-systemic-scleroderma-an-overview
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Rosa Vona, Antonello Giovannetti, Lucrezia Gambardella, Walter Malorni, Donatella Pietraforte, Elisabetta Straface
Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a rare disorder of the connective tissue characterized by fibrosis of the skin, skeletal muscles and visceral organs. Additional manifestations include activation of the immune system and vascular injury. SSc causes disability and death as the result of end-stage organ failure. Two clinical subsets of the SSc are accepted: limited cutaneous SSc (lc-SSc) and diffuse cutaneous SSc (dc-SSc). At present, the aetiology and pathogenesis of SSc remain obscure, and consequently, disease outcome is unpredictable...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664014/rip-kinase-1-dependent-endothelial-necroptosis-underlies-systemic-inflammatory-response-syndrome
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Matija Zelic, Justine E Roderick, Joanne A O'Donnell, Jesse Lehman, Sung Eun Lim, Harish P Janardhan, Chinmay M Trivedi, Manolis Pasparakis, Michelle A Kelliher
Receptor interacting protein kinase 1 (RIPK1) has important kinase-dependent and kinase-independent scaffolding functions that activate or prevent apoptosis or necroptosis in a cell context-dependent manner. The kinase activity of RIPK1 mediates hypothermia and lethality in a mouse model of TNF-induced shock, reflecting the hyperinflammatory state of systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS), where the proinflammatory "cytokine storm" has long been viewed as detrimental. Here, we demonstrate that cytokine and chemokine levels did not predict survival and, importantly, that kinase-inactive Ripk1D138N/D138N hematopoietic cells afforded little protection from TNF- or TNF/zVAD-induced shock in reconstituted mice...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661838/chronic-supplementation-with-a-mitochondrial-antioxidant-mitoq-improves-vascular-function-in-healthy-older-adults
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Matthew J Rossman, Jessica R Santos-Parker, Chelsea A C Steward, Nina Z Bispham, Lauren M Cuevas, Hannah L Rosenberg, Kayla A Woodward, Michel Chonchol, Rachel A Gioscia-Ryan, Michael P Murphy, Douglas R Seals
Excess reactive oxygen species production by mitochondria is a key mechanism of age-related vascular dysfunction. Our laboratory has shown that supplementation with the mitochondrial-targeted antioxidant MitoQ improves vascular endothelial function by reducing mitochondrial reactive oxygen species and ameliorates arterial stiffening in old mice, but the effects in humans are unknown. Here, we sought to translate our preclinical findings to humans and determine the safety and efficacy of MitoQ. Twenty healthy older adults (60-79 years) with impaired endothelial function (brachial artery flow-mediated dilation <6%) underwent 6 weeks of oral supplementation with MitoQ (20 mg/d) or placebo in a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind, crossover design study...
April 16, 2018: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661746/effects-of-oral-vitamin-d-3-supplementation-in-stage-3-chronic-kidney-disease-subjects-insulin-resistance-syndrome-and-hormonal-disturb-interactions
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Amina Tahar, Faiza Zerdoumi, Messaoud Saidani, Lakhdar Griene, Elhadj-Ahmed Koceir
The 1-25-hydroxyvitamine D (1-25OHD) or calcitriol deficiency in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients was associated with increases vascular calcification risk, nephrons reduction, bone deficit and cardiovascular mortality by atherosclerosis. The objective of this study was to investigate the pleiotropic effects of 200.000 IU (D200 group) every 3 months versus 30.000 IU (D30 group) every month dose vitamin D supplementation in stage 3 CKD patients. A cohort of 132 adult subjects was randomized into 2 groups according to dose vitamin D supplementation in deficient subjects (25OHD <50 nmol/L or <20 ng/mL)...
April 16, 2018: Annales de Biologie Clinique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661156/synergic-trial-synchronizing-exercises-remedies-in-gait-and-cognition-a-multi-centre-randomized-controlled-double-blind-trial-to-improve-gait-and-cognition-in-mild-cognitive-impairment
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Manuel Montero-Odasso, Quincy J Almeida, Amer M Burhan, Richard Camicioli, Julien Doyon, Sarah Fraser, Karen Li, Teresa Liu-Ambrose, Laura Middleton, Susan Muir-Hunter, William McIlroy, José A Morais, Frederico Pieruccini-Faria, Kevin Shoemaker, Mark Speechley, Akshya Vasudev, G Y Zou, Nicolas Berryman, Maxime Lussier, Leanne Vanderhaeghe, Louis Bherer
BACKGROUND: Physical exercise, cognitive training, and vitamin D are low cost interventions that have the potential to enhance cognitive function and mobility in older adults, especially in pre-dementia states such as Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI). Aerobic and progressive resistance exercises have benefits to cognitive performance, though evidence is somewhat inconsistent. We postulate that combined aerobic exercise (AE) and progressive resistance training (RT) (combined exercise) will have a better effect on cognition than a balance and toning control (BAT) intervention in older adults with MCI...
April 16, 2018: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660907/pulse-wave-velocity-is-lower-in-trained-than-in-untrained-sickle-cell-trait-carriers
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Valentin Ouédraogo, Philippe Connes, Julien Tripette, Arnaud Jean Florent Tiendrébéogo, Abdou Khadir Sow, Mor Diaw, Moussa Seck, Mountaga Diop, Magid Hallab, Rhonda Belue, Abdoulaye Samb, Abdoulaye Ba, Georges Lefthériotis
BACKGROUND: Sickle cell trait (SCT) is a benign condition of sickle cell disease. Nevertheless, previous reports showed that SCT carriers have increased blood viscosity and decreased vascular reactivity compared to non-SCT carrier. The benefit of regular exercise on vascular function has been well documented in the general population but no study focused on the SCT population. PURPOSE: The aim of our study was to compare arterial stiffness and blood viscosity between trained and untrained SCT carriers, as well as a group of untrained non-SCT...
April 13, 2018: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659080/influence-of-fitness-and-age-on-the-endothelial-response-to-acute-inflammation
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Elizabeth C Schroeder, Abbi D Lane-Cordova, Sushant M Ranadive, Tracy Baynard, Bo Fernhall
NEW FINDINGS: What is the central question of the study? The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of age and fitness on the vascular response to acute inflammation in younger and older adults. What is the main finding and its importance? In older adults, cardiorespiratory fitness level has a differential impact on endothelial function following acute inflammation: older moderately fit adults have a greater decrease in endothelial function, similar to that of younger adults...
April 16, 2018: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655699/scutellarin-protects-against-vascular-endothelial-dysfunction-and-prevents-atherosclerosis-via-antioxidation
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Jiao Mo, Renhua Yang, Fan Li, Xiaochao Zhang, Bo He, Yue Zhang, Peng Chen, Zhiqiang Shen
BACKGROUND: Scutellarin is the major constituent responsible for the clinical benefits of Erigeron breviscapus (Vant.) Hand.-Mazz which finds a long history of ethnopharmacological use in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Scutellarin as a pure compound is now under investigation for its protections against various tissue injuries. PURPOSE: This study aims to examine the effects of scutellarin on oxidative stress-induced vascular endothelial dysfunction and endothelial cell damage, and then to evaluate the therapeutic efficacy of scutellarin in preventing atherosclerosis in rats...
March 15, 2018: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652651/prediction-of-organ-involvement-in-systemic-sclerosis-by-serum-biomarkers-and-peripheral-endothelial-function
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Shin-Ya Kawashiri, Ayako Nishino, Takashi Igawa, Ayuko Takatani, Toshimasa Shimizu, Masataka Umeda, Shoichi Fukui, Akitomo Okada, Takahisa Suzuki, Tomohiro Koga, Naoki Iwamoto, Kunihiro Ichinose, Mami Tamai, Munetoshi Nakashima, Akinari Mizokami, Naoki Matsuoka, Kiyoshi Migita, Fumihide Ogawa, Satoshi Ikeda, Koji Maemura, Hideki Nakamura, Tomoki Origuchi, Takahiro Maeda, Atsushi Kawakami
OBJECTIVES: To identify prognostic factors among serum biomarkers and endothelial vasodilator function findings in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc). METHODS: This is a clinical observational study. We assessed 60 consecutive SSc patients (44 limited cutaneous-type, 16 diffuse cutaneous-type). Circulating growth differentiation factor-15 (GDF-15), placenta growth factor (PlGF), endostatin, vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), and pentraxin 3 (PTX3) were measured by ELISA...
April 12, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652542/sympathoexcitation-constrains-vasodilation-in-the-human-skeletal-muscle-microvasculature-during-post-occlusive-reactive-hyperemia
#17
Masashi Ichinose, Mikie Nakabayashi, Yumie Ono
We used diffuse correlation spectroscopy (DCS) to investigate sympathetic vasoconstriction, local vasodilation, and integration of these two responses in the skeletal muscle microvasculature of 20 healthy volunteers. DCS probes were placed on the flexor carpi radialis muscle (FC) or the vastus lateralis muscle (VL), and a blood flow index (BFI) was derived continuously. We measured hemodynamic responses during sympathoexcitation induced by forehead cooling, after which the effects of the increased sympathetic tone on vasodilatory responses during post-occlusive reactive hyperemia (PORH) were examined...
April 13, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651956/quantitative-vascular-evaluation-from-laboratory-experiments-to-point-of-care-patient-clinical-approach
#18
Ricardo L Armentano, Leandro J Cymberknop
To aid in patient-specific risk stratification and diagnosis, an assessment of arterial structural and functional changes associated to a vascular disease in both early and advanced stages have been proposed in order to limit the progression or revert vascular alterations. To this end, an interdisciplinary international partnership made up by research institutions from France, Argentina, Uruguay and Spain was established, with the objective of contributing to the evaluation and follow-up of factors involved in the physiopathology of cardiometabolic diseases and human aging...
April 13, 2018: Current Hypertension Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649969/magnetic-resonance-imaging-for-assessment-of-cerebrovascular-reactivity-and-its-relationship-to-cognition-a-systematic-review
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Sarah J Catchlove, Andrew Pipingas, Matthew E Hughes, Helen Macpherson
BACKGROUND: Cerebrovascular reactivity (CVR) refers to the responsiveness of cerebral vasculature to vasoactive stimuli. CVR is an indicator of brain health and can be assessed using vasodilatory techniques and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Using such approaches, some researchers have explored the relationship between CVR and cognition; here we systematically review this work. RESULTS: We extracted information pertaining to: (1) study location and design, participant characteristics, sample sizes, (2) design of vascular challenge, end-tidal CO 2 (etCO 2 ) concentrations (if applicable), (3) MRI protocol, (4) cognitive assessment, (5) CVR values, and outcomes of statistical analyses with cognitive tests...
April 12, 2018: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649637/angiogenesis-impairment-by-the-nadph-oxidase-triggered-oxidative-stress-at-the-bone-implant-interface-critical-mechanisms-and-therapeutic-targets-for-implant-failure-under-hyperglycemic-conditions-in-diabetes
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Xiao-Fan Hu, Lin Wang, Geng Xiang, Wei Lei, Ya-Fei Feng
Mechanism underlying the diabetes-induced poor osteointegration of implants remains elusive, making it a challenge to develop corresponding solutions. Here, we studied the role of angiogenesis in the diabetes-induced poor bone repair at the bone-implant interface (BII) and the related mechanisms. In vivo, titanium screws were implanted in the femurs of mice, and, in vitro, vascular endothelial cell (VEC) was cultured on titanium surface. Results showed that, compared with normal milieu (NM), diabetic milieu (DM) led to angiogenesis inhibition around implants which resulted in reduced osteoprogenitors and poor bone formation on BII in vivo...
April 9, 2018: Acta Biomaterialia
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