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Haibo Zhang, Andrew Baker
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December 13, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225087/activation-of-ace2-angiotensin-1-7-attenuates-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cell-dedifferentiation-in-a-high-fat-diet-mouse-model
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Xiuping Xuan, Fei Gao, Xiaoyi Ma, Chenghu Huang, Hongjun Deng, Shiqi Wang, Wencun Li, Li Yuan
OBJECTIVE: Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) has been identified in pancreatic islets and can preserve β cells. In this study, we aimed to examine the possible role of ACE2 and its end product, angiotensin 1-7 (A1-7), in reducing β cell dedifferentiation during metabolic stress. METHODS: First, a lineage-tracing experiment was performed to track β cells in mice fed a high-fat diet (HFD). Second, the ACE2/A1-7 axis was evaluated in the HFD mouse model. Intraperitoneal glucose tolerance tests (IPGTTs) and intraperitoneal insulin tolerance tests (IPITTs) were conducted...
December 7, 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211853/nrf2-deficiency-upregulates-intrarenal-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-2-and-angiotensin-1-7-receptor-expression-and-attenuates-hypertension-and-nephropathy-in-diabetic-mice
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Shuiling Zhao, Anindya Ghosh, Chao-Sheng Lo, Isabelle Chenier, James W Scholey, Janos G Filep, Julie R Ingelfinger, Shao-Ling Zhang, John S D Chan
We investigated the role of nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) in renin-angiotensin system (RAS) gene expression in renal proximal tubule cells (RPTCs) and in the development of systemic hypertension and kidney injury in diabetic Akita mice. We used adult male Akita Nrf2 knockout (KO) mice and Akita mice treated with trigonelline (an Nrf2 inhibitor) or oltipraz (an Nrf2 activator). We also examined immortalized rat RPTCs (IRPTCs) stably transfected with control plasmids or plasmids containing rat angiotensinogen (Agt), angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE), angiotensin-converting enzyme-2 (Ace2) or angiotensin 1-7 receptor (MasR) gene promoters...
December 1, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196099/dkk3-overexpression-attenuates-cardiac-hypertrophy-and-fibrosis-in-an-angiotensin-perfused-animal-model-by-regulating-the-adam17-ace2-and-gsk-3%C3%AE-%C3%AE-catenin-pathways
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Chun-Gang Zhai, Ye-Yang Xu, Yuan-Yuan Tie, Ya Zhang, Wen-Qiang Chen, Xiao-Ping Ji, Yang Mao, Lei Qiao, Jing Cheng, Qing-Bo Xu, Cheng Zhang
AIMS: Cardiac pressure and humoral factors induce cardiac hypertrophy and fibrosis, which are characterized by increased stiffness, reduced contractility and altered perfusion. Angiotensin II (AngII) is well known to promote this pathology. Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) 2, which cleaves AngII and forms Ang-(1-7), exerts protective anti-hypertrophy and anti-fibrosis effects. A disintegrin and metalloproteinase 17 (ADAM17), a membrane-bound enzyme reported to cleave ACE2, may participate in the pathological process of AngII perfusion-induced heart damage...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190287/discovery-of-a-rich-gene-pool-of-bat-sars-related-coronaviruses-provides-new-insights-into-the-origin-of-sars-coronavirus
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Ben Hu, Lei-Ping Zeng, Xing-Lou Yang, Xing-Yi Ge, Wei Zhang, Bei Li, Jia-Zheng Xie, Xu-Rui Shen, Yun-Zhi Zhang, Ning Wang, Dong-Sheng Luo, Xiao-Shuang Zheng, Mei-Niang Wang, Peter Daszak, Lin-Fa Wang, Jie Cui, Zheng-Li Shi
A large number of SARS-related coronaviruses (SARSr-CoV) have been detected in horseshoe bats since 2005 in different areas of China. However, these bat SARSr-CoVs show sequence differences from SARS coronavirus (SARS-CoV) in different genes (S, ORF8, ORF3, etc) and are considered unlikely to represent the direct progenitor of SARS-CoV. Herein, we report the findings of our 5-year surveillance of SARSr-CoVs in a cave inhabited by multiple species of horseshoe bats in Yunnan Province, China. The full-length genomes of 11 newly discovered SARSr-CoV strains, together with our previous findings, reveals that the SARSr-CoVs circulating in this single location are highly diverse in the S gene, ORF3 and ORF8...
November 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157100/imbalanced-plasma-ace-and-ace2-level-in-the-uremic-patients-with-cardiovascular-diseases-and-its-change-during-a-single-hemodialysis-session
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Chung-Wei Yang, Li-Che Lu, Chia-Chu Chang, Ching-Chang Cho, Wen-Yeh Hsieh, Chin-Hung Tsai, Yi-Chang Lin, Chih-Sheng Lin
BACKGROUND: The renin-angiotensin system (RAS) has significant influences on heart and renal disease progression. Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) and angiotensin converting enzyme II (ACE2) are major peptidases of RAS components and play counteracting functions through angiotensin II (Ang II)/ATIR and angiotensin-(1-7) (Ang-(1-7))/Mas axis, respectively. METHODS: There were 360 uremic patients on regular hemodialysis (HD) treatment (inclusive of 119 HD patients with cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and 241 HD patients without CVD and 50 healthy subjects were enrolled in this study...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155324/angiotensin-receptor-blocker-irbesartan-reduces-stress-induced-intestinal-inflammation-via-at1a-signaling-and-ace2-dependent-mechanism-in-mice
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Maimaiti Yisireyili, Yasuhiro Uchida, Koji Yamamoto, Takayuki Nakayama, Xian Wu Cheng, Tadashi Matsushita, Shigeo Nakamura, Toyoaki Murohara, Kyosuke Takeshita
Stress is associated with pathophysiology of both irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and hypertension. Angiotensin receptor blockers (ARB) have anti-inflammatory properties via inhibition of angiotensin II (Ang II)/Ang II type I receptor axis (AT1). Inhibition of the classical RAS pathway is also involved in upregulation of angiotensin converting enzyme-2 (ACE2), which activates the Ang-(1-7) /Mas pathway to counteract inflammatory signaling and acts as a partner of the amino acid transporter, B(0)AT-1, to absorb tryptophan for regulation of microbiota-gut-brain axis...
November 16, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146157/angiotensin-converting-enzyme-2-activation-ameliorates-pulmonary-endothelial-dysfunction-in-rats-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-through-mediating-phosphorylation-of-endothelial-nitric-oxide-synthase
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Gang Li, Han Zhang, Lei Zhao, Yaozhong Zhang, Daole Yan, Yinglong Liu
This study aims to investigate the effect of angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) activation on pulmonary endothelial function in the process of preventing pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in rat models and to explore the underlying mechanisms. Specific pathogen free rats were randomly divided into five groups including control group, PAH group, PAH + Resorcinolnaphthalein (Res) group (ACE2 activation), PAH + Res + MLN4760 group (ACE2 inhibition), and PAH + Res + L-NAME group (endothelial nitric oxide synthase [eNOS] inhibition)...
October 28, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Hypertension: JASH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142129/entry-of-human-coronavirus-nl63-to-the-cell
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Aleksandra Milewska, Paulina Nowak, Katarzyna Owczarek, Artur Szczepanski, Miroslaw Zarebski, Agnieszka Hoang-Bujnowicz, Krzysztof Berniak, Jacek Wojarski, Slawomir Zeglen, Zbigniew Baster, Zenon Rajfur, Krzysztof Pyrc
First steps of human coronavirus NL63 (HCoV-NL63) infection were previously described. The virus binds to target cells by heparan sulfate proteoglycans, and interacts with the ACE2 protein. Subsequent events, including virus internalization and trafficking, remain to be elucidated. In this study, we mapped the process of HCoV-NL63 entry into LLC-Mk2 cell line and ex vivo 3D tracheobronchial tissue.Using a variety of techniques we have shown that HCoV-NL63 virions require endocytosis for successful entry to the LLC-MK2 cells, and interaction between the virus and the ACE2 molecule triggers recruitment of clathrin...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140957/beneficial-effects-of-angiotensin-1-7-on-cd34-cells-from-heart-failure-patients
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Colleen T Cole-Jeffrey, Carl J Pepine, Michael J Katovich, Maria B Grant, Mohan K Raizada, Sugata Hazra
The dysfunctional nature of CD34 cells from heart failure (HF) patients makes them unsuitable for autologous stem cell therapy. In view of evidence that the vasoprotective axis of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) improves CD34 cell functions, we hypothesized that CD34 cells from HF patients will be dysfunctional and that Angiotensin-(1-7) [Ang-(1-7)] would improve their function. Peripheral blood was collected from NYHA class II-IV HF patients (n=31) and reference subjects (n=16). CD34 cell numbers from HF patients were reduced by 47% (p<0...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138810/angiotensin-converting-enzyme-2-angiotensin-1-7-mas-axis-prevents-pancreatic-acinar-cell-inflammatory-response-via-inhibition-of-the-p38-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-nuclear-factor-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway
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Xiaozheng Yu, Lijian Cui, Fei Hou, Xiaoya Liu, Yan Wang, Yan Wen, Cheng Chi, Chunyun Li, Ruixia Liu, Chenghong Yin
The aim of the present study was to investigate the role of the angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE)2-angiotensin‑(Ang)-(1-7)-Mas axis in the pathogenesis of pancreatitis and the association between this axis and the p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (p38 MAPK)/nuclear factor (NF-κB) signaling pathway in pancreatic acinar cells. Mouse pancreatic acinar cancer (MPC-83) cells were stimulated with 10 nM caerulein (CAE) to create an in vitro model of acute pancreatitis, and collected for analysis at 2, 6, 12, 24 and 48 h post stimulation...
November 13, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128354/angiotensin-converting-enzyme-2-regulates-mitochondrial-function-in-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cells
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Ting-Ting Shi, Fang-Yuan Yang, Chang Liu, Xi Cao, Jing Lu, Xue-Lian Zhang, Ming-Xia Yuan, Chen Chen, Jin-Kui Yang
Mitochondrial metabolism plays an essential role in the regulation of insulin release and glucose homeostasis. Evidence demonstrated that the angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) participates in the regulation of glucose metabolism, however, its role in mitochondrial metabolism remains unclear. The purpose of our study was to determine if ACE2 can regulate mitochondrial function in pancreatic β-cells. We found that ACE2 over-expression restored glucose-stimulated insulin secretion (GSIS) and mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP) in the presence of H2O2 in INS-1 cells...
November 8, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108260/angiotensin-converting-enzyme-2-overexpression-improves-atrial-electrical-remodeling-through-trpm7-signaling-pathway
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Tingquan Zhou, Zhihua Han, Jun Gu, Shaojie Chen, Yuqi Fan, Huili Zhang, Yuehui Yin, Junfeng Zhang, Changqian Wang
Atrial electrical remodeling is an important factor in the development and persistence of atrial fibrillation. The aim of this study was to examine the effects of atrial angiotensin-converting enzyme-2 overexpression on atrial electrical remodeling and to elucidate the molecular mechanisms underlying these effects. Twenty-eight male and female dogs were randomly divided into the following 4 groups: a sham-operation group, a control group, an adenovirus-enhanced green fluorescent protein (Ad-EGFP) gene group and an Ad-ACE2 gene group...
October 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082356/forkhead-box-transcription-factors-of-the-foxa-class-are-required-for-basal-transcription-of-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-2
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Kim Brint Pedersen, Harshita Chodavarapu, Eric Lazartigues
Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) has protective effects on a wide range of morbidities associated with elevated angiotensin-II signaling. Most tissues, including pancreatic islets, express ACE2 mainly from the proximal promoter region. We previously found that hepatocyte nuclear factors 1α and 1β stimulate ACE2 expression from three highly conserved hepatocyte nuclear factor 1 binding motifs in the proximal promoter region. We hypothesized that other highly conserved motifs would also affect ACE2 expression...
April 1, 2017: Journal of the Endocrine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078759/endothelin-a-receptor-blocker-and-calcimimetic-in-the-adenine-rat-model-of-chronic-renal-insufficiency
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Suvi Törmänen, Ilkka Pörsti, Päivi Lakkisto, Ilkka Tikkanen, Onni Niemelä, Timo Paavonen, Jukka Mustonen, Arttu Eräranta
BACKGROUND: We studied whether endothelin receptor antagonist and calcimimetic treatments influence renal damage and kidney renin-angiotensin (RA) components in adenine-induced chronic renal insufficiency (CRI). METHODS: Male Wistar rats (n = 80) were divided into 5 groups for 12 weeks: control (n = 12), 0.3% adenine (Ade; n = 20), Ade + 50 mg/kg/day sitaxentan (n = 16), Ade + 20 mg/kg/day cinacalcet (n = 16), and Ade + sitaxentan + cinacalcet (n = 16)...
October 27, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069788/the-sirtuin-6-prevents-angiotensin-ii-mediated-myocardial-fibrosis-and-injury-by-targeting-ampk-ace2-signaling
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Zhen-Zhou Zhang, Yu-Wen Cheng, Hai-Yan Jin, Qing Chang, Qian-Hui Shang, Ying-Le Xu, Lin-Xi Chen, Ran Xu, Bei Song, Jiu-Chang Zhong
Sirtuin 6 (SIRT6) is an important modulator of cardiovascular functions in health and diseases. However, the exact role of SIRT6 in heart disease is poorly defined. We hypothesized that SIRT6 is a negative regulator of angiotensin II (Ang II)-mediated myocardial remodeling, fibrosis and injury. The male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomized to Ang II (200 ng/kg/min) infusion with an osmotic minipump and pretreated with recombinant plasmids adeno-associated viral vector (AAV)-SIRT6 (pAAV-SIRT6) or pAAV-GFP for 4 weeks...
September 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066981/hydrogen-sulfide-attenuates-atherosclerosis-in-a-partially-ligated-carotid-artery-mouse-model-via-regulating-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-2-expression
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Yanjun Lin, Huasu Zeng, Lin Gao, Ting Gu, Changqian Wang, Huili Zhang
Hydrogen sulfide has been suggested to play an essential role in atherogenesis. There is a paucity of information about the association between H2S and angiotensin converting enzyme 2 (ACE2), a novel homolog of ACE. Therefore, the aim of the study was to explore the role of H2S in atherosclerosis with respect to ACE2 both in vitro and in vivo. Here, a murine model of acutely disturbed flow-induced atherosclerosis by left common carotid artery (LCA) partial ligation was utilized. We found that carotid partial ligation in high-fat fed apoE(-/-) mice significantly inhibited endogenous H2S synthesis in LCA...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045335/angiotensin-converting-enzyme-2-and-renal-disease
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Vanessa R Williams, James W Scholey
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The renin-angiotensin system (RAS) is a pivotal player in the physiology and pathophysiology of cardiovascular and renal systems. Discovery of angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2), capable of cleaving RAS effector peptide angiotensin (Ang) II into biologically active Ang-(1-7), has increased the complexity of our knowledge of the RAS. ACE2 expression is abundant in the kidney and is thought to provide protection against injury. This review emphasizes current experimental and clinical findings that examine ACE2 in the context of kidney injury and its potential therapeutic impact for treatment of kidney disease...
October 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028845/analysis-of-cell-cycle-parameters-during-the-transition-from-unhindered-growth-to-ribosomal-and-translational-stress-conditions
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Md Shamsuzzaman, Ananth Bommakanti, Aviva Zapinsky, Nusrat Rahman, Clarence Pascual, Lasse Lindahl
Abrogation of ribosome synthesis (ribosomal stress) leads to cell cycle arrest. However, the immediate cell response to cessation of ribosome formation and the transition from normal cell proliferation to cell cycle arrest have not been characterized. Furthermore, there are conflicting conclusions about whether cells are arrested in G2/M or G1, and whether the cause is dismantling ribosomal assembly per se, or the ensuing decreased number of translating ribosomes. To address these questions, we have compared the time kinetics of key cell cycle parameters after inhibiting ribosome formation or function in Saccharomyces cerevisiae...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992224/modulation-of-leucocytic-angiotensin-converting-enzymes-expression-in-patients-maintained-on-high-permeable-haemodialysis
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Bogusz Trojanowicz, Christof Ulrich, Roman Fiedler, Peter Martus, Markus Storr, Torsten Boehler, Kristin Werner, Michael Hulko, Daniel Zickler, Kevin Willy, Ralf Schindler, Matthias Girndt
Background: High mortality of haemodialysis patients is associated with systemic chronic inflammation and overactivation of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS). Insufficient elimination of pro-inflammatory immune mediators, especially in the molecular weight range of 15-45 kDa, may be one of the reasons for this. Employment of haemodialysis membranes with increased permeability was shown to ameliorate the inflammatory response and might modulate the effects of local RAS. In this study, we tested the impact of high cut-off (HCO), medium cut-off (MCO) and high-flux (HF) dialysis on leucocytic transcripts of angiotensin-converting enzymes (ACE and ACE2)...
July 19, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
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