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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635124/regular-aerobic-exercise-reduces-endothelin-1-mediated-vasoconstrictor-tone-in-overweight-and-obese-adults
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Caitlin A Dow, Brian L Stauffer, Danielle L Brunjes, Jared J Greiner, Christopher A DeSouza
Endothelin (ET)-1-mediated vasoconstrictor tone is elevated in overweight and obese adults, contributing to vasomotor dysfunction and increased cardiovascular disease risk. While the effects of habitual aerobic exercise on endothelium-dependent vasodilation in overweight/obese adults has been studied, little is known regarding ET-1 vasoconstriction. Accordingly, the aims of the present study were to determine: (1) if regular aerobic exercise training reduces ET-1-mediated vasoconstrictor tone in overweight and obese adults; and, if so (2) whether the reduction in ET-1 vasoconstriction contributes to exercise-induced improvement in endothelium-dependent vasodilation in this population...
June 20, 2017: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631947/predominant-contribution-of-l-type-cav1-2-channel-stimulation-to-impaired-intracellular-calcium-and-cerebral-artery-vasoconstriction-in-diabetic-hyperglycemia
#2
Stefano Morotti, Madeline Nieves-Cintrón, Matthew A Nystoriak, Manuel F Navedo, Eleonora Grandi
Enhanced L-type Ca(2+) channel (LTCC) activity in arterial myocytes contributes to vascular dysfunction during diabetes. Modulation of LTCC activity under hyperglycemic conditions could result from membrane potential-dependent and independent mechanisms. We have demonstrated that elevations in extracellular glucose (HG), similar to hyperglycemic conditions during diabetes, stimulate LTCC activity through phosphorylation of CaV1.2 at serine 1928. Prior studies have also shown that HG can suppress the activity of K(+) channels in arterial myocytes, which may contribute to vasoconstriction via membrane depolarization...
February 10, 2017: Channels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626186/reversible-cerebral-vasoconstriction-syndrome-presenting-with-transient-global-amnesia
#3
Kenji Isahaya, Kensuke Shinohara, Masashi Akamatu, Takahiro Shimizu, Kenzo Sakurai, Makoto Shiraishi, Hisanao Akiyama, Yasuhiro Hasegawa
A 65-year-old man who had been diagnosed with transient global amnesia (TGA) 15 years previously was admitted to hospital with complaints of amnesia and headache. His symptoms improved on day-2. The initial brain MRI and electroencephalography findings were normal. He was diagnosed with a recurrence of TGA and discharged. However, he returned with right leg weakness and complained of a thunderclap headache. MRI demonstrated subarachnoid hemorrhage and multifocal segmental narrowing of the left posterior cerebral artery (PCA) and large intracranial arteries, and he was diagnosed with reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS)...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625362/urotensin-core-mimics-that-modulate-the-biological-activity-of-urotensin-ii-related-peptide-but-not-urotensin-ii
#4
Martin Strack, Étienne Billard, David Chatenet, William D Lubell
A novel approach for the synthesis of head-to-tail cyclic peptides has been developed and used to prepare two mimics of the urotensin II-related peptide (URP) cyclic core. Mimics 1 and 2 (c[Trp-Lys-Tyr-Gly-ψ(triazole)-Gly] and c[Phe-Trp-Lys-Tyr-Gly-ψ(triazole)-Gly]) were respectively prepared using a combination of solid- and solution-phase synthesis. The silyl-based alkyne-modifying (SAM) linker enabled installation of C-terminal alkyne and N-terminal azide moieties onto linear peptide precursors, which underwent head-to-tail copper-catalyzed azide-alkyne cycloaddition (CuAAC) in solution...
May 31, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624852/vasoconstrictor-responsiveness-in-contracting-human-muscle-influence-of-contraction-frequency-contractile-work-and-metabolic-rate
#5
Nicholas T Kruse, William E Hughes, Kenichi Ueda, Darren P Casey
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to examine whether independent effects exist between contractile work and metabolic demand (VO2m) on vasoconstrictor responsiveness (i.e., functional sympatholysis) under different contraction durations matched for total contractile work in exercising human skeletal muscle. METHODS: Ten young men performed rhythmic forearm contractions at 10 and 15% of maximum voluntary contraction (MVC) which consisted of muscle contractions using the same duty cycle but altering the duration of the contraction-relaxation cycles of exercise and included: 1) fast frequency contractions at 10% MVC (FFC10%) using a contraction relaxation cycle at 1:2 s; 2) slow frequency contractions at 10% MVC (SFC10%) at 2:4 s; and 3) SFC at 15% MVC (SFC15%) at 2:4 s...
June 17, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623225/high-peripheral-temperatures-in-king-penguins-while-resting-at-sea-thermoregulation-versus-fat-deposition
#6
Agnes Lewden, Manfred R Enstipp, Baptiste Picard, Tessa van Walsum, Yves Handrich
Marine endotherms living in cold water face an energetically challenging situation. Unless properly insulated these animals will lose heat rapidly. The field metabolic rate of king penguins at sea is about twice that on land. However, when at sea, their metabolic rate is higher during extended resting periods at the surface than during foraging, when birds descend to great depth in pursuit of their prey. This is most likely explained by differences in thermal status. During foraging peripheral vasoconstriction leads to a hypothermic shell, which is rewarmed during extended resting bouts at the surface...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620066/mitochondrial-complex-iv-subunit-4-isoform-2-is-essential-for-acute-pulmonary-oxygen-sensing
#7
Natascha Sommer, Maik Huttemann, Oleg Pak, Susan Scheibe, Fenja Knöpp, Christopher Sinkler, Monika Malczyk, Mareike Gierhardt, Azadeh Esfandiary, Simone Kraut, Felix T Jonas, Christine Veith, Siddhesh Aras, Akylbek Sydykov, Nasim Alebrahimdehkordi, Klaudia Giehl, Matthias Hecker, Ralf P Brandes, Werner Seeger, Friedrich Grimminger, Hossein A Ghofrani, Ralph T Schermuly, Lawrence I Grossman, Norbert Weissmann
Rationale: Acute pulmonary oxygen sensing is essential to avoid life-threatening hypoxemia via hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction (HPV) which matches perfusion to ventilation. Hypoxia-induced mitochondrial superoxide release has been suggested as critical step in the signaling pathway underlying HPV. However, the identity of the primary oxygen sensor and mechanism of superoxide release in acute hypoxia, as well as its relevance for chronic pulmonary oxygen sensing remains unresolved. Objective: To investigate the role of the pulmonary specific isoform 2 of subunit 4 of mitochondrial complex IV (Cox4i2) and the subsequent mediators superoxide and hydrogen peroxide for pulmonary oxygen sensing and signaling...
June 15, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620011/dietary-restriction-but-not-angiotensin-ii-type-1-receptor-blockade-improves-dna-damage-related-vasodilator-dysfunction%C3%A2-in-rapidly-aging-ercc1-%C3%AE-mice
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Haiyan Wu, Bibi S van Thiel, Paula Katherine Bautista-Nino, Erwin Reiling, Matej Durik, Frank P J Leijten, Yanto Ridwan, Renata M C Brandt, Harry van Steeg, Martijn E T Dollé, Wilbert P Vermeij, Jan H J Hoeijmakers, Jeroen Essers, Ingrid van der Pluijm, A H Jan Danser, Anton J M Roks
DNA damage is an important contributor to endothelial dysfunction and age-related vascular disease. Recently, we demonstrated in a DNA repair-deficient, prematurely aging mouse model ( Ercc1(∆/-) mice) that dietary restriction (DR) strongly increases life- and health span, including ameliorating endothelial dysfunction, by preserving genomic integrity. In this mouse mutant displaying prominent accelerated, age-dependent endothelial dysfunction we investigated the signaling pathways involved in improved endothelium-mediated vasodilation by DR, and explore the potential role of the renin-angiotensin system ...
June 15, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619646/time-dependent-effects-of-hjp272-an-endothelin-receptor-antagonist-in-bleomycin-induced-pulmonary-fibrosis
#9
Xingjian Liu, Nikhil Khadtare, Hardek Patel, Ralph Stephani, Jerome Cantor
Using a lipopolysaccharide (LPS) model of acute lung injury, we have previously shown that endothelin-1 (ET-1), a potent mediator of vasoconstriction, may act as a "gatekeeper" for the influx of inflammatory cells into the lung. To further investigate the potential of ET-1 to limit the progression of lung injury, hamsters were treated with an endothelin receptor antagonist (ERA), HJP272, either 1 h prior to intratracheal instillation of bleomycin (BLM) or 24 h afterwards. Lung injury and repair were examined by measuring the following parameters: 1) histopathological changes; 2) neutrophil content in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF); 3) lung collagen content; 4) tumor necrosis factor receptor 1 (TNFR1) expression by BALF macrophages; 5) BALF levels of: a) transforming growth factor beta-1 (TGF-β1), b) stromal cell-derived factor 1 (commonly referred to as CXCL12), and c) platelet-derived growth factor BB (PDGF-BB); 6) alveolar septal cell apoptosis (as measured by the TUNEL assay)...
June 12, 2017: Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610434/isoflavones-and-gastrointestinal-infection-two-potential-triggers-for-reversible-cerebral-vasoconstriction-syndrome
#10
Björn Machner, Tobias Boppel, Thomas Münte
Background Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS) is an important differential diagnosis of singular or recurrent thunderclap headache. Prognosis is generally good, however complications of the transient segmental vasospasms of cerebral arteries such as stroke, subarachnoidal hemorrhage and brain edema may worsen the clinical outcome. Although the exact pathomechanism is still unclear, various vasoactive substances and conditions (e.g. post partum) have been identified as triggering RCVS. Cases We report on the clinical course and management of two cases of typical RCVS that were associated with two different precipitants previously not described: A gastrointestinal infection and isoflavones, which are phytoestrogens used for menopausal vasomotor symptoms...
January 1, 2017: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606950/pathophysiology-of-takotsubo-syndrome
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Francesco Pelliccia, Juan Carlos Kaski, Filippo Crea, Paolo G Camici
Originally described by Japanese authors in the 1990s, Takotsubo syndrome (TTS) generally presents as an acute myocardial infarction characterized by severe left ventricular dysfunction. TTS, however, differs from an acute coronary syndrome because patients have generally a normal coronary angiogram and left ventricular dysfunction, which extends beyond the territory subtended by a single coronary artery and recovers within days or weeks. The prognosis was initially thought to be benign, but subsequent studies have demonstrated that both short-term mortality and long-term mortality are higher than previously recognized...
June 13, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604552/the-use-of-vasopressors-in-pedicled-flaps-for-chest-wall-reconstruction
#12
Amy C Kite, Lauren C Nigro, Michael J Feldman, Andrea L Pozez
INTRODUCTION: The effect of vasopressors on flaps remains controversial in the literature. Often, surgeons avoid vasopressors with the thought that vasoconstriction reduces flap perfusion resulting in flap loss. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed on patients who required chest wall reconstruction from 1998 to 2013. Patients were identified through the use of Current Procedural Terminology codes. The data collected included demographics, indications for surgery, prior debridement, preoperative albumin levels, and perioperative vasopressor use...
June 9, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603637/t-type-voltage-gated-ca-2-channels-do-not-contribute-to-the-negative-feedback-regulation-of-myogenic-tone-in-murine-superior-epigastric-arteries
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Brendan Mullan, Jessica Pettis, William F Jackson
T-type voltage-gated Ca(2+) channels (CaV3.2 VGCC) have been hypothesized to control spontaneous transient outward currents (STOCs) through large-conductance Ca(2+)-activated K(+) channels (BKCa), and contribute to the negative-feedback regulation of myogenic tone. We tested this hypothesis in superior epigastric arteries (SEAs) isolated from male C57BL/6 mice. SEAs were isolated and enzymatically dissociated to obtain single smooth muscle cells (SMCs) for whole-cell recording of paxilline-sensitive (PAX, 1 μmol/L) STOCs at -30 mV, or cannulated and studied by pressure myography (80 cm H2O, 37°C)...
June 2017: Pharmacology Research & Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603132/airways-and-vascular-smooth-muscles-relaxant-activities-of-gaultheria-trichophylla
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Fiaz Alam, Qazi Najumus Saqib, Abdul Jabbar Shah
The aim of this experimental work was to explore the potential pharmacological activities of Gaultheria trichophylla Royle in hyperactive respiratory and vascular conditions. Gaultheria trichophylla was extracted with solvents, phytochemical detection tests were performed, and rabbit trachea and aorta strips were used to evaluate its effects on airways and vascular smooth muscles. Qualitative phytochemical tests showed the presence of flavonoids, alkaloids, anthraquinones, saponins, terpenoids, and condensed tannins...
January 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603047/tadalafil-induces-antiproliferation-apoptosis-and-phosphodiesterase-type-5-downregulation-in-idiopathic-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-in-vitro
#15
Aya Yamamura, Eri Fujitomi, Naoki Ohara, Kikuo Tsukamoto, Motohiko Sato, Hisao Yamamura
Idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (IPAH) is a fatal disease of the pulmonary artery resulting from a currently unidentified etiology. IPAH is pathologically characterized as sustained vasoconstriction and vascular remodeling of the pulmonary artery. Vascular remodeling is mediated by enhanced proliferation and reduced apoptosis in pulmonary arterial smooth muscle cells (PASMCs). Based on its pathological mechanism, specific phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitors have been used in the treatment of IPAH...
June 8, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601887/comparative-retinal-vessel-size-study-of-intravitreal-ranibizumab-and-bevacizumab-in-eyes-with-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration
#16
Muhammed Mustafa Kurt, Osman Çekiç, Çetin Akpolat, Murat Aslankurt, Mustafa Nuri Elçioğlu
PURPOSE: The aim of this paper was to assess and compare the effects of intravitreal ranibizumab and bevacizumab on retinal vessel diameter in eyes with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD). METHODS: Patients with neovascular AMD who underwent intravitreal injection of either ranibizumab or bevacizumab were included. Noninjected fellow eyes served as a control. The main outcome measures were central retinal artery equivalent (CRAE), central retinal vein equivalent (CRVE), and the artery-vein ratio (AVR)...
June 10, 2017: Ophthalmologica. Journal International D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596832/mechanical-and-vasomotor-properties-of-piglet-isolated-middle-cerebral-artery
#17
Vibeke R Eriksen, Bahareh Abdolalizadeh, Simon Trautner, Gorm Greisen, Majid Sheykhzade
Piglets are often used as experimental models for studying cerebrovascular responses in newborn infants. However, the mechanical characteristics of piglets' middle cerebral arteries (MCA) are not well characterized. Additionally, the vessels' response to dopamine, the most commonly used vasopressor in newborns, is not characterized in piglets' MCA. Finally, the influence of preterm birth on the dopamine response is not known. The aim of this current was to compare by wire myography the active and passive mechanical characteristics and dopamine concentration-response relations of MCAs isolated from preterm and term newborn piglets...
February 2017: Pharmacology Research & Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596298/sex-differences-in-pulmonary-vascular-control-focus-on-the-nitric-oxide-pathway
#18
Daphne P M de Wijs-Meijler, A H Jan Danser, Irwin K M Reiss, Dirk J Duncker, Daphne Merkus
Although the incidence of pulmonary hypertension is higher in females, the severity and prognosis of pulmonary vascular disease in both neonates and adults have been shown to be worse in male subjects. Studies of sex differences in pulmonary hypertension have mainly focused on the role of sex hormones. However, the contribution of sex differences in terms of vascular signaling pathways regulating pulmonary vascular function remains incompletely understood. Consequently, we investigated pulmonary vascular function of male and female swine in vivo, both at rest and during exercise, and in isolated small pulmonary arteries in vitro, with a particular focus on the NO-cGMP-PDE5 pathway...
June 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592180/characteristics-and-demographics-of-reversible-cerebral-vasoconstriction-syndrome-a-large-prospective-series-of-korean-patients
#19
Hyun Ah Choi, Mi Ji Lee, Hanna Choi, Chin-Sang Chung
Objectives To report demographics and characteristics of reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS) in the Korean cohort. Methods We prospectively recruited patients with definite (imaging-proven) RCVS and probable (imaging-negative) RCVS who visited Samsung Medical Center between June 2012 and September 2016. Clinical manifestations, neuroimaging, treatment, and clinical outcomes were evaluated in all patients. Characteristics of RCVS without typical causes ("idiopathic RCVS") were compared with those of RCVS with identifiable causes ("secondary RCVS")...
January 1, 2017: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590059/sympatholytic-effect-of-intravascular-atp-is-independent-of-nitric-oxide-prostaglandins-na-k-atpase-and-kir-channels-in-humans
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Christopher M Hearon, Jennifer C Richards, Mathew L Racine, Gary J Luckasen, Dennis G Larson, Michael J Joyner, Frank A Dinenno
Exercise and intravascular ATP elicit vasodilatation that is dependent on activation of inwardly rectifying potassium (KIR ) channels, with a modest reliance on nitric oxide (NO) and prostaglandin (PG) synthesis.  Both exercise and intravascular ATP attenuate sympathetic α-adrenergic vasoconstriction (sympatholysis). However, KIR channels, NO, PGs and Na(+) /K(+) -ATPase activity are not obligatory to observe sympatholysis during exercise. To further determine similarities between exercise and intravascular ATP, we tested the hypothesis that inhibition of KIR channels, NO and PG synthesis, and Na(+) /K(+) -ATPase, would not alter the ability of ATP to blunt α1 -adrenergic vasoconstriction...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Physiology
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