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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032115/toll-like-receptor-4-tlr4-impairs-nitric-oxide-contributing-to-angiotensin-ii-induced-cavernosal-dysfunction
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Kenia P Nunes, Gisele F Bomfim, Haroldo A Toque, Theodora Szasz, R Clinton Webb
AIM: Angiotensin II (AngII), a corpus cavernosum (CC) constrictor peptide, modulates Toll like receptor (TLR) expression, a key element of the innate immune system, contributing to impaired vascular function in pathological conditions. However, it is unknown whether TLR4 is involved in AngII-induced erectile dysfunction. In this study, we investigated whether TLR4 plays a role in cavernosal dysfunction caused by AngII upregulation. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Cavernosal smooth muscle cells (CSMC) from C57/BL6 mice were treated with AngII (0...
October 11, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022780/primary-urethral-reconstruction-results-in-penile-fracture
#2
R Barros, Mis Silva, V Antonucci, L Schulze, L Koifman, L A Favorito
Objective This study assessed primary urethral reconstruction results in patients with a penile fracture. Materials and methods Between January 2005 and April 2016, patients who underwent primary urethral reconstruction due to penile fracture were called for a follow-up. Epidemiological and clinical presentation data and operative findings were reviewed retrospectively. Partial urethral lesions were primarily treated with interrupted absorbable sutures over urethral catheter. In cases of complete urethral lesion, tension-free end-to-end anastomosis was performed...
September 15, 2017: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993731/small-and-intermediate-calcium-activated-potassium-channel-openers-improve-rat-endothelial-and-erectile-function
#3
Simon G Comerma-Steffensen, Ingrid Carvacho, Elise R Hedegaard, Ulf Simonsen
Modulation of endothelial calcium-activated potassium (KCa) channels has been proposed as an approach to restore endothelial function. The present study investigated whether novel openers of KCa channels with small (KCa2.x) and intermediate (KCa3.1) conductance, NS309 and NS4591, improve endothelium-dependent relaxation and erectile function. Rat corpus cavernosum (CC) strips were mounted for isometric tension recording and processed for immunoblotting. Mean arterial pressure (MAP), intracavernosal pressure (ICP), and electrocardiographic (ECG) measurements were conducted in anesthetized rats...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979612/-rupture-of-the-albuginea-of-the-corpora-cavernosa
#4
Hamza Dergamoun, Zayd El Boukili El Makhoukhi
The fractures of the penis are rare in our context and are most often secondary to false penile fracture. A more common cause has been described in the countries of the Middle East where people interrupt the erection due to a violent bending of their penis called "Taqaandan". We here report the case of a 21-year old patient with no particular previous history, presenting to the emergency department at the Medical Center Avicenna with pain and deformation of the penis following "Taqaandan" manoeuvre. After having heard a click the patient felt pain and had violent detumescence without associated urinary problems, thus excluding urethral involvement...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970082/identification-and-functional-verification-of-micrornas-in-the-obese-rat-with-erectile-dysfunction
#5
Yunlong Bai, Liangshuan Zhang, Yanan Jiang, Jiaming Ju, Guiyang Li, Juan Xu, Xing Jiang, Peng Zhang, Linchuan Lang, Olga Sadkovaya, Peter V Glybochko, Wei Zhang, Baofeng Yang
INTRODUCTION: Obesity is a potential risk factor for erectile dysfunction (ED). MicroRNAs (miRNAs) regulate the expression of genes involved in various pathophysiologic processes. AIM: To identify the miRNA profile in the corpus cavernosum (CC) of obese rats with ED and elucidate the potential function of miRNA in the pathogenesis of ED. METHODS: Obesity was induced in rats by a high-fat diet. After the erectile function test, experimental animals were divided into two groups: obese rats with ED and obese rats with normal erectile function...
September 29, 2017: Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918294/potassium-channels-modulate-the-action-but-not-the-synthesis-of-hydrogen-sulfide-in-rat-corpus-cavernosum
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H Abd Elmoneim, F Sharabi, M Mohy El Din, L Louedec, X Norel, A Senbel
AIM: Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is a newly-introduced gasotransmitter in penile tissues. However, its exact mechanism of action in mediating penile erection is not fully elucidated. The major aim of this study was to examine the role of different K(+) channels in mediating the responses to H2S in the corpus cavernosum. MAIN METHODS: Tension studies using isolated rat corpus cavernosum strips were conducted. Endogenous H2S production was measured using polarographic technique...
September 13, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868232/penile-reconstruction-with-skin-grafts-and-dermal-matrices-indications-and-management
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Paloma Triana Junco, Mariela Dore, Vanesa Nuñez Cerezo, Javier Jimenez Gomez, Miriam Miguel Ferrero, Mercedes Díaz González, Pedro Lopez-Pereira, Juan Carlos Lopez-Gutierrez
Introduction  The penis eventually needs specific cutaneous coverage in the context of reconstructive procedures following trauma or congenital anomalies. Local flaps are the first choice but are not always available after multiple previous procedures. In these cases, skin graft and dermal matrices should be considered. Materials and Methods  This study was a retrospective review of the past 4 years of four patients with severe loss of penile shaft skin who underwent skin reconstruction. Dermal matrices and skin grafts were utilized...
January 2017: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837636/tetrodotoxin-insensitive-electrical-field-stimulation-induced-contractions-on-crotalus-durissus-terrificus-corpus-cavernosum
#8
Rafael Campos, Fabíola Z Mónica, Renata Lopes Rodrigues, Julio Alejandro Rojas-Moscoso, Ronilson Agnaldo Moreno, José Carlos Cogo, Marco Antonio de Oliveira, Edson Antunes, Gilberto De Nucci
Reptiles are the first amniotes to develop an intromitent penis, however until now the mechanisms involved in the electrical field stimulation-induced contraction on corpora cavernosa isolated from Crotalus durissus terrificus were not investigated. Crotalus and rabbit corpora cavernosa were mounted in 10 mL organ baths for isometric tension recording. Electrical field stimulation (EFS)-induced contractions were performed in presence/absence of phentolamine (10 μM), guanethidine (30 μM), tetrodotoxin (1 μM and 1mM), A-803467 (10 μM), 3-iodo-L-Tyrosine (1 mM), salsolinol (3 μM) and a modified Krebs solution (equimolar substitution of NaCl by N-methyl-D-glucamine)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836276/the-expression-localization-and-function-of-%C3%AE-7-nicotinic-acetylcholine-receptor-in-rat-corpus
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Hedyeh Faghir-Ghanesefat, Nastaran Rahimi, Fatemeh Yarmohammadi, Tahmineh Mokhtari, Ali Reza Abdollahi, Shahram Ejtemaei Mehr, Ahmad R Dehpour
OBJECTIVES: Alpha7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (α7-nAChR), an emerging pharmacological target for a variety of medical conditions, is expressed in the most mammalian tissues with different effects. So, this study was designed to investigate the expression, localization and effect of α7-nAChR in rat corpus cavernosum (CC). METHODS & KEY FINDINGS: Reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) revealed that α7-nAChR was expressed in rat CC and double immunofluorescence studies demonstrated the presence of α7-nAChR in corporal neurons...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835432/the-role-of-ca-2-activated-cl-current-in-tone-generation-in-the-rabbit-corpus-cavernosum
#10
Karen I Hannigan, Caoimhin S Griffin, Roddy L Large, Gerard P Sergeant, Mark A Hollywood, Noel G McHale, Keith D Thornbury
Rabbit corpus cavernosum smooth muscle (RCCSM) cells express channels that produce Ca(2+)-activated Cl(-) (IClCa) current, but low sensitivity to conventional antagonists have made its role in tone generation difficult to evaluate. We have re-examined this question using two new generation IClCa blockers, T16Ainh-A01 and CaCCinh-A01. Isolated RCCSM cells were studied using the perforated patch method. Current-voltage protocols revealed both L-type Ca(2+) current and IClCa T16Ainh-A01 and CaCCinh-A01 (10 M) reduced IClCa by ~85%, while 30 M abolished it...
August 23, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798798/the-protective-effect-of-salidroside-on-hypoxia-induced-corpus-cavernosum-smooth-muscle-cell-phenotypic-transformation
#11
Xiang Zhang, Jian-Feng Zhao, Fan Zhao, Jun-Feng Yan, Fan Yang, Xiao-Jun Huang, Gang Chen, Hui-Ying Fu, Bo-Dong Lv
Salidroside, a major active ingredient isolated from Rhodiola rosea, has a long application in Chinese medical history. It has widely demonstrated effects on fatigue, psychological stress, and depression and exhibits potential antihypoxia activity. Emerging evidence shows that hypoxia is an important independent risk factor for erectile dysfunction (ED). The aim of this study was to clarify the effect of salidroside on hypoxia-induced phenotypic transformation of corpus cavernosum smooth muscle cells (CCSMCs)...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794519/the-effects-of-mirna-145-on-the-phenotypic-modulation-of-rat-corpus-cavernosum-smooth-muscle-cells
#12
J Luo, L Liu, Z Wu, G Chen, E Li, L Luo, F Li, S Zhao, A Wei, Z Zhao
To investigate the effect of miR-145 on the phenotypic modulation in rat corpus cavernosum smooth muscle cells. Corpus cavernosum smooth muscle cells were treated with either miR-145 mimics or miR-145 negative control. Cell proliferation were analyzed by the MTS assay and colony formation assay. Wound healing assay were performed to detect the effect of miR-145 on cell migration. The mRNA and protein levels of phenotype marker proteins were assessed by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction and western blotting...
August 10, 2017: International Journal of Impotence Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781215/adipose-derived-stem-cell-derived-exosomes-ameliorate-erectile-dysfunction-in-a-rat-model-of-type-2-diabetes
#13
Fengzhi Chen, Haibo Zhang, Zhiqiang Wang, Wei Ding, Qinyu Zeng, Wenbing Liu, Can Huang, Shuhua He, Anyang Wei
BACKGROUND: The efficacy of adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs) in alleviating erectile dysfunction (ED) of diabetic rats has been demonstrated mainly through a paracrine effect. However, exosomes (EXOs), which are important bioactive substance vectors secreted by ADSCs, have never been associated with ED. AIM: To investigate the effect of ADSC-derived EXOs on erectile function in a type 2 diabetic ED rat model. METHODS: EXOs were isolated from the supernatants of cultured ADSCs by ultracentrifugation...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763467/effects-of-tnf-%C3%AE-on-penile-structure-alteration-in-rats-with-hyperprolactinemia
#14
Zhong-Lin Wang, Ling-Yu Yang, Hong-Huan Chen, Hsiao-Hsin Lin, Yi-Ting Tsai, William J Huang
This study aimed to investigate the effects of anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α antibody (Ab) on alteration of penile structure in the hyperprolactinemia (hyperPRL) rat model. HyperPRL was induced in 8-week-old male Sprague-Dawley rats by allografting anterior pituitary (AP) glands under the renal capsule (+AP rats). Rats implanted with cerebral cortex (CX) were used as sham control (+CX rats). At 6 weeks post implantation, rats received either a single intra-testicular dose of TNF-α Ab (12.5 μg/kg) or testosterone replacement (2 doses of testosterone enanthate [TE], 3 mg/kg), and they were sacrificed 1 week later...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760490/%C3%AE-3-adrenergic-receptor-activation-relaxes-human-corpus-cavernosum-and-penile-artery-through-a-hydrogen-sulfide-cgmp-dependent-mechanism
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Emma Mitidieri, Teresa Tramontano, Danila Gurgone, Ciro Imbimbo, Vincenzo Mirone, Ferdinando Fusco, Giuseppe Cirino, Roberta d'Emmanuele di Villa Bianca, Raffaella Sorrentino
Erectile function is a widely accepted indicator of systemic endothelial activity since from a clinical standpoint erectile dysfunction (ED) often precedes cardiovascular events. Recently it has been described a potential role for β3 adrenoceptor in cardiovascular diseases emphasizing a possible development of new drugs. β3 adrenoceptor stimulation relaxes human corpus cavernosum (HCC) strips in cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP)-dependent and endothelium/nitric oxide (NO)-independent manner. Hydrogen sulfide (H2S), along with NO, is another gaseous molecule involved in cardiovascular system and as a consequence also in penile erection...
October 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719725/effects-of-eupatilin-on-the-contractility-of-corpus-cavernosal-smooth-muscle-through-nitric-oxide-independent-pathways
#16
S H Choo, S W Lee, M R Chae, S J Kang, H H Sung, D H Han, J N Chun, J K Park, C Y Kim, H K Kim, I So
Eupatilin (5,7-dihydroxy-3,4,6-trimethoxyflavone) is one of the main compounds present in Artemisia species. Eupatilin has both antioxidative and anti-inflammatory properties and a relaxation effect on vascular contraction regardless of endothelial function. We evaluated the relaxant effects of eupatilin on the corpus cavernosum (CC) of rabbits and the underlying mechanisms of its activity in human corpus cavernosum smooth muscle (CCSM) cells. Isolated rabbit CC strips were mounted in an organ bath system. A conventional whole-cell patch clamp technique was used to measure activation of calcium-sensitive K(+) -channel currents in human CCSM cells...
September 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713716/urethroplasty-using-a-turnover-flap-for-correct%C3%A4-on-of-problemat%C3%A4-c-urethrocutaneous-f%C3%A4-stula-a-case-report
#17
Husnu Tokgoz, Gulsum Tetik, Soner Yalcinkaya, Ali Yildiz, Murat Savas
Urethral fistula formation after urethroplasty for hypospadias is a frequent complication. Repeated failures can occur even after multiple attempts at repair. A surgical procedure is described for a problematic resistant urethrocutaneous fistula (UF) with the transverse turnover flap using the Buck's fascia of the corpus cavernosum. A 23-year-old male was admitted to our hospital with recurrent coronal UF. We placed a suprapubic catheter in the bladder and operated the patient with the flap technique combined with glanuloplasty...
May 2017: World Journal of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710184/diagnostic-value-of-four-dimensional-ct-angiography-in-arterial-erectile-dysfunction-using-320-detector-row-dynamic-volume-ct
#18
Cheng-Cheng Xu, Xin-Zhong Ruan, Yi-Fan Tang, Jiao-Hai Pan, Guo-Yao Wang, Qiu-Li Huang
The present study aims to evaluate the diagnostic value of four-dimensional CT angiography (4D-CTA) in the diagnosis of arterial erectile dysfunction (ED) using 320-detector row dynamic volume CT. Arterial ED patients attributed to arterial insufficiency were enrolled. To induce penile erection, an intracavernous injection (ICI) of corpus cavernosum with a vasoactive drug was administered. Patients were assigned into the erection hardness score (EHS) 1/2 group or EHS 3/4 group. Color duplex Doppler ultrasound (CDDU) was used to analyze blood flow spectrum...
August 31, 2017: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659630/relationship-between-sexual-position-and-severity-of-penile-fracture
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R Barros, L Schulze, A A Ornellas, L Koifman, L A Favorito
The objective of the study was to evaluate the relationship between the sexual position and severity of penile fracture (PF). We studied 90 patients with PF. The mechanism of injury and the sexual position was assessed. We divided our sample by the etiology of the fracture in six groups: (a) masturbation or penile manipulation; (b) 'man-on-top' position; (c) 'doggy style' position; (d) 'woman-on-top' position; (d) blunt trauma; and (e) 'rolling over' fracture. We used the χ(2)-test for contingency analysis of the populations under study (P<0...
September 2017: International Journal of Impotence Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630432/down-regulation-of-kca2-3-channels-causes-erectile-dysfunction-in-mice
#20
Simon Comerma-Steffensen, Attila Kun, Elise R Hedegaard, Susie Mogensen, Christian Aalkjaer, Ralf Köhler, Birgitte Mønster Christensen, Ulf Simonsen
Modulation of endothelial calcium-activated K(+) channels has been proposed as an approach to restore arterial endothelial cell function in disease. We hypothesized that small-conductance calcium-activated K(+) channels (KCa2.3 or SK3) contributes to erectile function. The research was performed in transgenic mice with overexpression (KCa2.3 (T/T(-Dox))) or down-regulation (KCa2.3 (T/T(+Dox))) of the KCa2.3 channels and wild-type C57BL/6-mice (WT). QPCR revealed that KCa2.3 and KCa1.1 channels were the most abundant in mouse corpus cavernosum...
June 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
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