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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773582/activation-of-large-conductance-calcium-activated-k-channels-by-nitric-oxide-mediates-apelin-induced-relaxation-of-coronary-arteries
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Amreen Mughal, Chengwen Sun, Stephen T O'Rourke
Apelin increases coronary blood flow, cardiac contractility and cardiac output. Based on these favorable hemodynamic effects, apelin and apelin-like analogs are being developed for treating heart failure and related disorders; however, the molecular mechanisms underlying apelin-induced coronary vasodilation are unknown. This study aimed to elucidate the signaling pathways by which apelin causes smooth muscle relaxation in coronary arteries. Receptors for apelin (APJ receptors) were expressed in coronary arteries, as determined by Western blot and PCR analyses...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771821/the-effects-of-exercise-aspirin-and-celecoxib-in-an-atherogenic-environment
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Heather Grimm, Jan Kretzschmar, Marc D Cook, Michael D Brown
INTRODUCTION: Optimal vascular function is a hallmark of cardiovascular health. Specifically, the balance of vasoconstricting and vasodilating substances is recognized as a marker of vascular health. One of the greatest challenges to vascular health and vasodilatory balance is tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFα) mediated inflammation. Uncovering effective strategies that maintain a vascular environment that is more vasodilatory and anti-thrombotic in the face of an inflammatory challenge is favorable...
April 30, 2018: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771429/the-relationship-between-number-and-function-of-epcs-and-concentration-of-vegf165-and-sdf-1-in-coronary-artery-spasm
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Z-Q Sheng, Y-F Li, K-L Zheng, H-H Lu, J Xie, H Wu, B Xu
OBJECTIVE: We aimed at investigating the functions of endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) in the pathophysiology of coronary artery spasm (CAS) and coronary artery disease (CAD), as well as to evaluate the correlation of these diseases with the number and function of EPCs, the plasma concentration of vascular endothelial growth factor 165 (VEGF165) and stromal cell-derived factor 1 (SDF-1). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Participants were recruited into three groups, CAS, CAD and the control...
May 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770118/neuroinflammation-as-a-target-for-intervention-in-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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REVIEW
Airton Leonardo de Oliveira Manoel, R Loch Macdonald
Aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is a sub-type of hemorrhagic stroke associated with the highest rates of mortality and long-term neurological disabilities. Despite the improvement in the management of SAH patients and the reduction in case fatality in the last decades, disability and mortality remain high in this population. Brain injury can occur immediately and in the first days after SAH. This early brain injury can be due to physical effects on the brain such as increased intracranial pressure, herniations, intracerebral, intraventricular hemorrhage, and hydrocephalus...
2018: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769708/maternal-supraphysiological-hypercholesterolemia-associates-with-endothelial-dysfunction-of-the-placental-microvasculature
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Bárbara Fuenzalida, Bastián Sobrevia, Claudette Cantin, Lorena Carvajal, Rocío Salsoso, Jaime Gutiérrez, Susana Contreras-Duarte, Luis Sobrevia, Andrea Leiva
Maternal physiological or supraphysiological hypercholesterolemia (MPH, MSPH) occurs during pregnancy. MSPH is associated with foetal endothelial dysfunction and atherosclerosis. However, the potential effects of MSPH on placental microvasculature are unknown. The aim of this study was to determine whether MSPH alters endothelial function in the placental microvasculature both ex vivo in venules and arterioles from the placental villi and in vitro in primary cultures of placental microvascular endothelial cells (hPMEC)...
May 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766604/sodium-nitroglycerin-induces-middle-cerebral-artery-vasodilation-in-young-healthy-adults
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Jenna M Schulz, Baraa K Al-Khazraji, J Kevin Shoemaker
Recent evidence indicates that basal cerebral conduit vessels dilate with hypercapnia, with a nitric oxide (NO) mechanism explaining one way in which parenchymal cerebral arterioles dilate. However, whether NO affects basal cerebral artery dilation remains unknown. This study quantified the effect of an exogenous NO donor [sodium nitroglycerin (NTG); 0.4 mg sublingual spray] on the right middle cerebral artery (rMCA) cross-sectional area (CSA), blood velocity and overall blood flow. Measures of vessel CSA (7 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging) and MCA blood velocity (transcranial Doppler ultrasound) were made at baseline (BL), and following exogenous NTG or placebo (PLO) administration in young, healthy individuals (n = 10, 2 males, age range 20-23 years)...
May 15, 2018: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764373/a-subclinical-high-tricuspid-regurgitation-pressure-gradient-independent-of-the-mean-pulmonary-artery-pressure-is-a-risk-factor-for-the-survival-after-living-donor-liver-transplantation
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Yosuke Saragai, Akinobu Takaki, Yuzo Umeda, Takashi Matsusaki, Tetsuya Yasunaka, Atsushi Oyama, Ryuji Kaku, Kazufumi Nakamura, Ryuichi Yoshida, Daisuke Nobuoka, Takashi Kuise, Kosei Takagi, Takuya Adachi, Nozomu Wada, Yasuto Takeuchi, Kazuko Koike, Fusao Ikeda, Hideki Onishi, Hidenori Shiraha, Shinichiro Nakamura, Hiroshi Morimatsu, Hiroshi Ito, Toshiyoshi Fujiwara, Takahito Yagi, Hiroyuki Okada
BACKGROUND: Portopulmonary hypertension (POPH) is characterized by pulmonary vasoconstriction, while hepatopulmonary syndrome (HPS) is characterized by vasodilation. Definite POPH is a risk factor for the survival after orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT), as the congestive pressure affects the grafted liver, while subclinical pulmonary hypertension (PH) has been acknowledged as a non-risk factor for deceased donor OLT. Given that PH measurement requires cardiac catheterization, the tricuspid regurgitation pressure gradient (TRPG) measured by echocardiography is used to screen for PH and congestive pressure to the liver...
May 15, 2018: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762050/dl-3-n-butylphthalide-attenuates-ischemic-reperfusion-injury-by-improving-the-function-of-cerebral-artery-and-circulation
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Chuan Qin, Panting Zhou, Liping Wang, Muyassar Mamtilahun, Wanlu Li, Zhijun Zhang, Guo-Yuan Yang, Yongting Wang
Dl-3-N-butylphthalide (NBP) is approved in China for the treatment of ischemic stroke. Previous studies have shown that NBP promotes recovery after stroke via multiple mechanisms. However, the effect of NBP on vascular function and thrombosis remains unclear. Here, we aim to study the effect of NBP on vascular function using a rat model of transient middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) and a state-of-the-art high-resolution synchrotron radiation angiography. Eighty SD rats underwent MCAO surgery. NBP (90 mg/kg) was administrated daily by gavage...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758218/mathematical-model-of-hypertension-induced-arterial-remodeling-a-chemo-mechanical-approach
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Zahava Wilstein, Daniel M Alligood, Valerie L McLure, Austinn C Miller
test The development of chronic hypertension is a poorly described process involving many chemical and structural changes to the artery. Typically, mathematical models of this disease focus primarily on the mechanical aspects such as arterial geometry, elasticity, and tissue content, or alternatively on the chemical drivers of vasoactivity such as nitric oxide and reactive oxygen species. This paper presents a model that considers the powerful interaction between mechanical and biochemical drivers of hypertension and arterial remodeling...
May 11, 2018: Mathematical Biosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756460/inhaled-fasudil-lacks-pulmonary-selectivity-in-thromboxane-induced-acute-pulmonary-hypertension-in-newborn-lambs
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Shawn F L Hanson, Michael H Terry, Dafne T Moretta, Gordon G Power, Sean M Wilson, Farzana Alam, Fakhrul Ahsan, Arlin B Blood, Paresh C Giri
INTRODUCTION: Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a potentially deadly disease for infants and adults with few existing medical interventions and no cure. In PH, increased blood pressure in the pulmonary artery eventually leads to heart failure. Fasudil, an antagonist of Rho-kinase, causes vasodilation leading to decreased systemic artery pressure and pulmonary artery pressure (PAP). This study compared the effects of fasudil administered as either an intravenous infusion or inhaled aerosol in newborn lambs...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756401/alpha-1-adrenergic-stimulation-selectively-enhances-endothelium-mediated-vasodilation-in-rat-cremaster-arteries
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Ramesh C Mishra, Mohammad M Rahman, Michael J Davis, Heike Wulff, Michael A Hill, Andrew P Braun
We have systematically investigated how vascular smooth muscle α1 -adrenoceptor activation impacts endothelium-mediated vasodilation in isolated, myogenically active, rat cremaster muscle 1A arteries. Cannulated cremaster arteries were pressurized intraluminally to 70 mmHg to induce myogenic tone, and exposed to vasoactive agents via bath superfusion at 34°C. Smooth muscle membrane potential was measured via sharp microelectrode recordings in pressurized, myogenic arteries. The α1 -adrenergic agonist phenylephrine (25-100 nmol/L) produced further constriction of myogenic arteries, but did not alter the vasorelaxant responses to acetylcholine (0...
May 2018: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756296/effect-of-obesity-on-oxygen-uptake-and-cardiovascular-dynamics-during-whole-body-and-leg-exercise-in-adult-males-and-females
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Simon Green, Eamon O'Connor, Catherine Kiely, Donal O'Shea, Mikel Egaña
Obesity has been associated with a slowing of V˙O2 dynamics in children and adolescents, but this problem has not been studied in adults. Cardiovascular mechanisms underlying this effect are not clear. In this study, 48 adults (18 males, 30 females) grouped according to body mass index (BMI) (lean < 25 kg·m-2 , overweight = 25-29.9 kg·m-2 , obese ≥30 kg·m-2 ) provided a fasting blood sample, completed a maximal graded exercise test and six bouts of submaximal exercise on a cycle ergometer, and performed two protocols of calf exercise...
May 2018: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754930/new-assessment-of-endothelial-function-measured-by-short-time-flow-mediated-vasodilation-comparison-with-conventional-flow-mediated-vasodilation-measurement
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Shogo Matsui, Masato Kajikawa, Tatsuya Maruhashi, Haruki Hashimoto, Yasuki Kihara, Kazuaki Chayama, Chikara Goto, Yoshiki Aibara, Farina Mohamad Yusoff, Shinji Kishimoto, Ayumu Nakashima, Kensuke Noma, Tomohiro Kawaguchi, Takeo Matsumoto, Yukihito Higashi
BACKGROUND: Measurement of flow-mediated vasodilation (FMD) is an established method for assessing endothelial function. Measurement of FMD is useful for showing the relationship between atherosclerosis and endothelial function, mechanisms of endothelial dysfunction, and clinical implications including effects of interventions and cardiovascular events. To shorten and simplify the measurement of FMD, we have developed a novel technique named short time FMD (stFMD). We investigated the validity of stFMD for assessment of endothelial function compared with conventional FMD...
May 4, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754666/a-genotype-directed-comparative-effectiveness-trial-of-bucindolol-and-metoprolol-succinate-for-prevention-of-symptomatic-atrial-fibrillation-atrial-flutter-in-patients-with-heart-failure-rationale-and-design-of-the-genetic-af-trial
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Jonathan P Piccini, Stuart J Connolly, William T Abraham, Jeff S Healey, Benjamin A Steinberg, Hussein R Al-Khalidi, Patricia Dignacco, Dirk J van Veldhuisen, William H Sauer, Michel White, Stephen B Wilton, Inder S Anand, Christopher Dufton, Debra A Marshall, Ryan G Aleong, Gordon W Davis, Richard L Clark, Laura L Emery, Michael R Bristow
BACKGROUND: Few therapies are available for the safe and effective treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF) in patients with heart failure. Bucindolol is a non-selective beta-blocker with mild vasodilator activity previously found to have accentuated antiarrhythmic effects and increased efficacy for preventing heart failure events in patients homozygous for the major allele of the ADRB1 Arg389Gly polymorphism (ADRB1 Arg389Arg genotype). The safety and efficacy of bucindolol for the prevention of AF or atrial flutter (AFL) in these patients has not been proven in randomized trials...
May 2018: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753231/vascular-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-pathway-in-rats-with-adjuvant-induced-arthritis-effect-of-anti-rheumatic-drugs
#15
Martin Pedard, Aurore Quirié, Perle Totoson, Frank Verhoeven, Philippe Garnier, Anne Tessier, Céline Demougeot, Christine Marie
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: In rheumatoid arthritis, the control of both disease activity and standard cardiovascular (CV) risk factors is expected to attenuate the increased CV risk. Evidence that brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) plays a role in vascular biology led us to investigate the vascular BDNF pathway in arthritis rats as well as the interaction between endothelial nitric oxide (NO) and BDNF production. METHODS: The aortic BDNF pathway was studied in rats with adjuvant-induced arthritis, (AIA) using Western blot and immunohistochemical analysis...
May 2, 2018: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753173/comparative-effects-of-avocado-oil-and-losartan-on-blood-pressure-renal-vascular-function-and-mitochondrial-oxidative-stress-in-hypertensive-rats
#16
Cristian Adrián Márquez-Ramírez, José Lucio Hernández de la Paz, Omar Ortiz-Avila, Andrés Raya-Farias, Juan Carlos González-Hernández, Alain Raimundo Rodríguez-Orozco, Rafael Salgado-Garciglia, Alfredo Saavedra-Molina, Daniel Godínez-Hernández, Christian Cortés-Rojo
OBJECTIVE: Angiotensin II (Ang-II) antagonism alleviates hypertensive kidney damage by improving mitochondrial function and decreasing oxidative stress. This condition also is associated with altered renal vascular tone due to enhanced constriction by Ang-II. Thus, approaches ameliorating these events are desirable to alleviate kidney damage. Avocado oil, a source of antioxidants and oleic acid, is known to improve mitochondrial function, while oleic acid has antihypertensive effects...
March 20, 2018: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753043/ska-31-an-activator-of-endothelial-ca-2-activated-k-channels-evokes-robust-vasodilation-in-rat-mesenteric-arteries
#17
Rayan Khaddaj-Mallat, Cini Mathew John, Andrew P Braun
It is now well recognized that endothelial KCa2.3 and KCa3.1 channel activities contribute to dilation of resistance arteries via endothelium-mediated hyperpolarization and vascular smooth muscle relaxation. In this study, we have investigated the functional effect of the KCa channel activator SKA-31 in third order rat mesenteric arteries using arterial pressure myography. Isolated arteries were cannulated, pressurized intraluminally to 70mmHg at 36°C and then constricted with 1μM phenylephrine. Acute bath exposure to SKA-31 evoked a robust and reversible inhibition of developed tone (IC50 = 0...
May 9, 2018: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752896/wavelength-dependence-of-vasodilation-and-no-release-from-s-nitrosothiols-and-dinitrosyl-iron-complexes-by-far-red-near-infrared-light
#18
Agnes Keszler, Brian Lindemer, Neil Hogg, Dorothee Weihrauch, Nicole L Lohr
Far red/near infrared (R/NIR) energy is a novel therapy, but its mechanism of action is poorly characterized. Cytochrome c oxidase (Cco) of the mitochondrial electron transport chain is considered the primary photoacceptor for R/NIR to photolyze a putative heme nitrosyl in Cco to liberate free nitric oxide (NO). We previously observed R/NIR light directly liberates NO from nitrosylated hemoglobin and myoglobin, and recently suggested S-nitrosothiols (RSNO) and dinitrosyl iron complexes (DNIC) may be primary sources of R/NIR-mediated NO...
May 9, 2018: Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750475/effects-of-losartan-and-allopurinol-on-cardiorespiratory-regulation-in-obstructive-sleep-apnoea
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Barbara J Morgan, Mihaela Teodorescu, David F Pegelow, Emily R Jackson, Devin L Schneider, David T Plante, James P Gapinski, Scott J Hetzel, John M Dopp
Chemoreflex sensitization produced by chronic intermittent hypoxia (CIH) in rats is attenuated by angiotensin II type 1 receptor (AT1 R) blockade. AT1 R blockade and xanthine oxidase inhibition both ameliorate CIH-induced endothelial dysfunction. We hypothesized treatment with losartan and allopurinol would reduce chemoreflex sensitivity and improve hypoxic vasodilation in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). Eighty-six hypertensive patients with apnoea-hypopnoea index ≥25 events/hr and no other cardiovascular, pulmonary, renal, or metabolic disease were randomly assigned to receive allopurinol, losartan, or placebo for 6 weeks...
May 11, 2018: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748074/-altitude-and-the-right-heart
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REVIEW
R Naeije
INTRODUCTION: Altitude is associated with a decrease in partial pressure of oxygen. Hypoxia induces pulmonary vasoconstriction with subsequent fixed increase in pulmonary artery pressure, and eventual right heart failure. CURRENT KNOWLEDGE: High altitude exposure is associated with an increase in pulmonary artery pressure that is proportional to initial vasoconstriction. Echocardiographic evaluations on a large number of subjects show that the altitude-induced increase in pulmonary pressure is generally modest and does not exceed the 25mmHg that are diagnostic of pulmonary hypertension...
May 7, 2018: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires
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