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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904505/composition-and-biological-activities-of-the-aqueous-extracts-of-three-scleractinian-corals-from-the-mexican-caribbean-pseudodiploria-strigosa-porites-astreoides-and-siderastrea-siderea
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Alejandro García-Arredondo, Alejandra Rojas-Molina, César Ibarra-Alvarado, Fernando Lazcano-Pérez, Roberto Arreguín-Espinosa, Judith Sánchez-Rodríguez
BACKGROUND: Scleractinian corals (stony corals) are the most abundant reef-forming cnidarians found in coral reefs throughout the world. Despite their abundance and ecological importance, information about the diversity of their toxins and their biological activities is very scarce. In this study, the chemical composition and the biological activities of the aqueous extracts of Pseudodiploria strigosa, Porites astreoides and Siderastrea siderea, three scleractinian corals from the Mexican Caribbean, have been assessed for the first time...
2016: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins Including Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904122/triptan-induced-reversible-cerebral-vasoconstriction-syndrome-two-case-reports-with-a-literature-review
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Yuji Kato, Takeshi Hayashi, Satoko Mizuno, Yohsuke Horiuchi, Masayuki Ohira, Norio Tanahashi, Masaki Takao
We encountered two patients with sumatriptan-induced reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS). The present patients were taking sumatriptan for the first time because they had been tentatively diagnosed with a migraine. On reviewing the literature, we found nine other cases of triptan-induced RCVS, predominantly among women aged 30 to 40 years. RCVS has been precipitated by triptan at the first ever use, after daily use, and even with long-term use at a normal dose. Patients with acute onset of severe headache should be thoroughly evaluated, and triptan should be administered appropriately...
2016: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899893/raynaud-s-phenomenon-a-brief-review-of-the-underlying-mechanisms
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Manal M Fardoun, Joseph Nassif, Khodr Issa, Elias Baydoun, Ali H Eid
Raynaud's phenomenon (RP) is characterized by exaggerated cold-induced vasoconstriction. This augmented vasoconstriction occurs by virtue of a reflex response to cooling via the sympathetic nervous system as well as by local activation of α2C adrenoceptors (α2C-AR). In a cold-initiated, mitochondrion-mediated mechanism involving reactive oxygen species and the Rho/ROCK pathway, cytoskeletal rearrangement in vascular smooth muscle cells orchestrates the translocation of α2C-AR to the cell membrane, where this receptor readily interacts with its ligand...
2016: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896904/contrast-induced-encephalopathy-following-cardiac-catheterization
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Roberto Spina, Neil Simon, Romesh Markus, David Wm Muller, Krishna Kathir
OBJECTIVES: To describe the epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, and management of contrast-induced encephalopathy (CIE) following cardiac catheterization. BACKGROUND: CIE is an acute, reversible neurological disturbance directly attributable to the intra-arterial administration of iodinated contrast medium. METHODS: The PubMed database was searched and all cases in the literature were retrieved and reviewed. RESULTS: 52 reports of CIE following cardiac catheterization were found...
November 29, 2016: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895464/selexipag-in-the-treatment-of-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-design-development-and-therapy
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Elizabeth Ashley Hardin, Kelly M Chin
Pulmonary arterial hypertension is characterized by abnormalities in the small pulmonary arteries including increased vasoconstriction, vascular remodeling, proliferation of smooth muscle cells, and in situ thrombosis. Selexipag, a novel, oral prostacyclin receptor agonist, has been shown to improve hemodynamics in a phase II clinical trial and reduce clinical worsening in a large phase III clinical trial involving patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension. In this paper, we describe the prostacyclin signaling pathway, currently available oral prostanoid medications, and the development and clinical use of selexipag...
2016: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891769/exenatide-induces-an-increase-in-vasodilatory-and-a-decrease-in-vasoconstrictive-mediators
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Ajay Chaudhuri, Husam Ghanim, Antoine Makdissi, Kelly Green, Sanaa Abuaysheh, Manav Batra, Nitesh Kuhadiya, Paresh Dandona
In view of the known vasodilatory effects of GLP-1, and exenatide, we investigated the effects of exenatide on vasoactive factors. We analyzed blood samples and mononuclear cells (MNC) from a previous study collected after a single dose and following 12 weeks of exenatide or placebo treatment on a series of 24 patients with T2DM. Following exenatide, plasma concentrations of ANP, cGMP, cAMP increased significantly at 12 weeks. Plasma cGMP and adenylate cyclase expression in MNC increased significantly following single dose...
November 28, 2016: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891612/neurovascular-mechanisms-underlying-augmented-cold-induced-reflex-cutaneous-vasoconstriction-in-human-hypertension
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Jody L Greaney, W Larry Kenney, Lacy M Alexander
Despite ample evidence of dysregulated sympathetic control of the peripheral vasculature in hypertension, no studies have examined integrated neurovascular function during cold stress in hypertensive adults (HTN). We hypothesized that (1) whole-body cooling would elicit greater cutaneous vasoconstriction and greater increases in skin sympathetic nervous system activity (SSNA) in HTN (n = 14; 56 ± 2 yrs) compared to age-matched normotensive adults (NTN; n = 14; 55 ± 2 yrs) and (2) augmented reflex vasoconstriction in HTN would be mediated by an increase in cutaneous vascular adrenergic sensitivity and a greater contribution of non-adrenergic sympathetic co-transmitters...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890470/sgc-stimulators-evidence-for-riociguat-beyond-groups-1-and-4-pulmonary-hypertension
#8
Raymond Benza, Stephen Mathai, Steven D Nathan
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a chronic cardiopulmonary disorder that if left untreated, progresses rapidly and is ultimately fatal. The World Health Organization (WHO) has classified PH into 5 distinct groups according to pathophysiology, hemodynamic characteristics, and clinical presentation. Dysfunction in the nitric oxide (NO) pathway plays a key role in the pulmonary hypertension disease process, including in WHO Groups 2 and 3 PH. PH is associated with endothelial dysfunction, impaired synthesis of NO, and insufficient stimulation of the NO-soluble guanylate cyclase (sGC)-cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP) pathway, which reduces cGMP production...
November 14, 2016: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889842/early-differential-diagnosis-of-the-severity-of-acute-pancreatitis
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Alexander Popov, Anna Ershova, Sergey Podtaev, Peter Frick, Nadezhda Zubareva
There is a great need for early verification of the severity of acute pancreatitis (AP). The early stage of pathogenesis of AP is characterized by endothelial dysfunction which could be determined by wavelet analysis of skin temperature (WAST) technique. The aim is to investigate whether the dysregulation of microvascular tone caused by endothelial dysfunction and detected by WAST can be a significant indicator in early differential diagnosis of AP severity. The WAST performed in the frequency range of 0.0095-0...
November 26, 2016: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886864/an-autopsy-case-of-refractory-pulmonary-hypertension-with-sarcoidosis
#10
Hiroki Ota, Keishi Sugino, Toshimasa Uekusa, Tamiko Takemura, Sakae Homma
A 63-year-old man with sarcoidosis-associated pulmonary hypertension (SAPH) died suddenly of decompensated right heart failure. At autopsy, microscopy showed subpleural and interlobular fibrosis in both upper lobes, with marked broncho-bronchiolectasis, as well as bronchovascular bundle fibrosis and fibrotic organization in alveolar lumens, which are consistent with pulmonary sarcoidosis. Intimal fibrosis and medial hypertrophy were noted in the proximal elastic to distal muscular pulmonary arteries (Heath-Edwards, grades II-III) within intensive fibrotic lesions...
November 2016: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885999/peripheral-vasomotor-activity-assessment-using-a-continuous-wavelet-analysis-on-webcam-photoplethysmographic-signals
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F Bousefsaf, C Maaoui, A Pruski
BACKGROUND: Vasoconstriction and vasodilation phenomena reflect the relative changes in the vascular bed. They induce particular modifications in the pulse wave magnitude. Webcams correspond to remote sensors that can be employed to measure the pulse wave in order to compute the pulse frequency. OBJECTIVE: Record and analyze pulse wave signal with a low-cost webcam to extract the amplitude information and assess the vasomotor activity of the participant. METHODS: Photoplethysmographic signals obtained from a webcam are analyzed through a continuous wavelet transform...
November 25, 2016: Bio-medical Materials and Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884959/cardiac-responses-to-exercise-distinguish-postural-orthostatic-tachycardia-syndrome-variants
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Paolo T Pianosi, Darrell R Schroeder, Philip R Fischer
We previously showed that one-third of adolescents with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) have hyperkinetic circulation. In a subsequent cohort, we compare participants with POTS grouped according to cardiac output (Q˙) versus oxygen uptake (V˙O2) function, whose circulatory response to exercise lay at the lower end of this distribution. We hypothesized that such grouping determines the circulatory response to incremental-protocol, upright, cycle ergometry by whatever blend of flow and resistance adjustments best maintains normal blood pressure...
November 2016: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884622/exercise-modulates-the-aortic-renin-angiotensin-system-independently-of-estrogen-therapy-in-ovariectomized-hypertensive-rats
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Patrick W Endlich, Erick R G Claudio, Leandro C F Lima, Rogério F Ribeiro Júnior, Antonio A B Peluso, Ivanita Stefanon, Nazaré S Bissoli, Virginia S Lemos, Robson A S Dos Santos, Glaucia R de Abreu
The renin-angiotensin-system is an important component of cardiovascular control and is up-regulated under various conditions, including hypertension and menopause. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of swimming training and estrogen therapy (ET) on angiotensin-II (ANG II)-induced vasoconstriction and angiotensin-(1-7) [ANG-(1-7)]-induced vasorelaxation in aortic rings from ovariectomized spontaneously hypertensive rats. Animals were divided into Sham (SH), Ovariectomized (OVX), Ovariectomized treated with E2 (OE2), Ovariectomized plus swimming (OSW) and Ovariectomized treated with E2 plus swimming (OE2+SW) groups...
November 21, 2016: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883038/anti-high-mobility-group-box-1-hmgb1-antibody-attenuates-delayed-cerebral-vasospasm-and-brain-injury-after-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-in-rats
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Jun Haruma, Kiyoshi Teshigawara, Tomohito Hishikawa, Dengli Wang, Keyue Liu, Hidenori Wake, Shuji Mori, Hideo Kohka Takahashi, Kenji Sugiu, Isao Date, Masahiro Nishibori
Although delayed cerebral vasospasm (DCV) following subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is closely related to the progression of brain damage, little is known about the molecular mechanism underlying its development. High mobility group box-1 (HMGB1) plays an important role as an initial inflammatory mediator in SAH. In this study, an SAH rat model was employed to evaluate the effects of anti-HMGB1 monoclonal antibody (mAb) on DCV after SAH. A vasoconstriction of the basilar artery (BA) associated with a reduction of nuclear HMGB1 and its translocation in vascular smooth muscle cells were observed in SAH rats, and anti-HMGB1 mAb administration significantly suppressed these effects...
November 24, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881583/acute-oesophageal-necrosis-in-a-young-man-with-cocaine-and-alcohol-abuse
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Caleb Evans Pineo, Thomas Zeitler Pineo
We report a case of acute oesophageal necrosis (AEN) and non-occlusive mesenteric ischaemia in an otherwise healthy 30-year-old man with cocaine and alcohol abuse. Although cocaine might be expected more frequently to cause oesophageal necrosis through sympathomimetic vasoconstriction, this is only the second known case report of AEN in a patient with cocaine abuse. His symptoms at presentation included epigastric abdominal pain, haematemesis and generalised weakness. He developed moderate neutropenia and severe lactic acidosis...
November 23, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871900/insulin-adenosine-axis-linked-signalling
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Luis Silva, Mario Subiabre, Joaquín Araos, Tamara Sáez, Rocío Salsoso, Fabián Pardo, Andrea Leiva, Rody San Martín, Fernando Toledo, Luis Sobrevia
Regulation of blood flow depends on systemic and local release of vasoactive molecules such as insulin and adenosine. These molecules cause vasodilation by activation of plasma membrane receptors at the vascular endothelium. Adenosine activates at least four subtypes of adenosine receptors (A1AR, A2AAR, A2BAR, A3AR), of which A2AAR and A2BAR activation leads to increased cAMP level, generation of nitric oxide, and relaxation of the underlying smooth muscle cell layer. Vasodilation caused by adenosine also depends on plasma membrane hyperpolarization due to either activation of intermediate-conductance Ca(2+)-activated K(+) channels in vascular smooth muscle or activation of ATP-activated K(+) channels in the endothelium...
November 19, 2016: Molecular Aspects of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871159/-acute-kidney-injury-in-cirrhotic-patients-with-portal-hypertension
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REVIEW
So Mi Kim, Il Han Song
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is one of the most common manifestations encountered in clinical practice. It is associated with high morbidity and mortality in cirrhotic pre- and post-transplantation patients. Hepatorenal syndrome (HRS), a special form of AKI in cirrhotic patients, was recognized as a consequence of renal vasoconstriction from systemic/renal hemodynamic alterations developed in advanced cirrhosis with portal hypertension. Recently, multiple factors-such as infection/inflammation, underlying glomerulonephritis, bile cast, or increased abdominal pressure-have been considered to contribute to renal dysfunction in cirrhotic patients, which were presumed to induce HRS...
November 25, 2016: Korean Journal of Gastroenterology, Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe Chi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869709/cerebral-microvascular-and-systemic-effects-following-intravenous-administration-of-the-perfluorocarbon-emulsion-perftoran
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Rania Abutarboush, Biswajit K Saha, Saad H Mullah, Francoise G Arnaud, Ashraful Haque, Chioma Aligbe, Georgina Pappas, Charles R Auker, Richard M McCarron, Paula F Moon-Massat, Anke H Scultetus
Oxygen-carrying perfluorocarbon (PFC) fluids have the potential to increase tissue oxygenation during hypoxic states and to reduce ischemic cell death. Regulatory approval of oxygen therapeutics was halted due to concerns over vasoconstrictive side effects. The goal of this study was to assess the potential vasoactive properties of Perftoran by measuring brain pial arteriolar diameters in a healthy rat model. Perftoran, crystalloid (saline) or colloid (Hextend) solutions were administered as four sequential 30 min intravenous (IV) infusions, thus allowing an evaluation of cumulative dose-dependent effects...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Functional Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867361/calcium-sensing-receptor-regulates-cytosolic-ca-2-and-plays-a-major-role-in-the-development-of-pulmonary-hypertension
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REVIEW
Kimberly A Smith, Ramon J Ayon, Haiyang Tang, Ayako Makino, Jason X-J Yuan
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a progressive disease characterized by elevated pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) leading to right heart failure and premature death. The increased PVR results in part from pulmonary vascular remodeling and sustained pulmonary vasoconstriction. Excessive pulmonary vascular remodeling stems from increased pulmonary arterial smooth muscle cell (PASMC) proliferation and decreased PASMC apoptosis. A rise in cytosolic free Ca(2+) concentration ([Ca(2+)]cyt) in PASMC is a major trigger for pulmonary vasoconstriction and a key stimulus for PASMC proliferation and migration, both contributing to the development of pulmonary vascular remodeling...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864916/enhanced-contractility-of-intraparenchymal-arterioles-after-global-cerebral-ischemia-in-rat-new-insights-into-the-development-of-delayed-cerebral-hypoperfusion
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Stine Spray, Sara Ellinor Johansson, Aneta Radziwon-Balicka, Kristian Agmund Haanes, Karin Warfvinge, Gro Klitgaard Povlsen, Paul A T Kelly, Lars Edvinsson
AIM: Delayed cerebral hypoperfusion is a secondary complication found in the days after transient global cerebral ischemia that worsens the ischemic damage inflicted by the initial transient episode of global cerebral ischemia. A recent study demonstrated increased cerebral vasoconstriction in the large arteries on the brain surface (pial arteries) after global cerebral ischemia. However, smaller arterioles inside the brain (parenchymal arterioles) are equally important in the regulation of cerebral blood flow and yet their pathophysiology after global cerebral ischemia is largely unknown...
November 19, 2016: Acta Physiologica
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