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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913661/effects-of-exendin-4-on-the-intrarenal-renin-angiotensin-system-and-interstitial-fibrosis-in-unilateral-ureteral-obstruction-mice-exendin-4-and-unilateral-ureteral-obstruction
#1
Ying Le, Zongji Zheng, Junyu Xue, Mengling Cheng, Meiping Guan, Yaoming Xue
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this article is to investigate the renoprotecive effects of exendin-4 in a mouse model of unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO) and explore the putative mechanisms. METHODS: Male Balbc mice underwent sham operation or UUO surgery, and then received intraperitoneal injection of vehicle or exendin-4, respectively. After 14 days, mice were sacrificed and the left kidneys were collected and analyzed by histology, immunohistochemistry, Western blot, quantitative real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction, radioimmunoassay and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
October 2016: Journal of the Renin-angiotensin-aldosterone System: JRAAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897265/mutations-in-acetylcholinesterase2-ace2-increase-the-insensitivity-of-acetylcholinesterase-to-fosthiazate-in-the-root-knot-nematode-meloidogyne-incognita
#2
Wen-Kun Huang, Qin-Song Wu, Huan Peng, Ling-An Kong, Shi-Ming Liu, Hua-Qun Yin, Ru-Qiang Cui, Li-Ping Zhan, Jiang-Kuan Cui, De-Liang Peng
The root-knot nematode Meloidogyne incognita causes severe damage to continuously cropping vegetables. The control of this nematode relies heavily on organophosphate nematicides in China. Here, we described resistance to the organophosphate nematicide fosthiazate in a greenhouse-collected resistant population (RP) and a laboratory susceptible population (SP) of M. incognita. Fosthiazate was 2.74-fold less toxic to nematodes from RP than that from SP. Quantitative real-time PCR revealed that the acetylcholinesterase2 (ace2) transcription level in the RP was significantly higher than that in the SP...
November 29, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889958/ace2-and-the-homolog-collectrin-in-the-modulation-of-nitric-oxide-and-oxidative-stress-in-blood-pressure-homeostasis-and-vascular-injury
#3
Guang Yang, Pei-Lun Chu, Lars Christian Rump, Thu H Le, Johannes Stegbauer
SIGNIFICANCE: Hypertension is the leading risk factor causing mortality and morbidity worldwide. Angiotensin (Ang) II, the most active metabolite of the renin-angiotensin (RAS) plays an outstanding role in the pathogenesis of hypertension and vascular injury. Activation of angiotensin converting enzyme2 (ACE2) has shown to attenuate devastating effects of Angiotensin II in the cardiovascular system by reducing Ang II degradation and increasing Ang-(1-7) generation leading to Mas receptor activation...
November 27, 2016: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884223/local-renin-angiotensin-aldosterone-systems-and-cardiovascular-diseases
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REVIEW
Walmor C De Mello
The presence of local renin angiotensin aldosterone systems (RAAS) in the cardiovascular and renal tissues and their influence in cardiovascular and renal diseases are described. The fundamental role of ACE/Ang II/AT1 receptor axis activation as well the counterregulatory role of ACE2/Ang (1-7)/Mas receptor activation on cardiovascular and renal physiology and pathology are emphasized. The presence of a local RAS and its influence on hypertension is discussed, and finally, the hypothesis that epigenetic factors change the RAAS in utero and induce the expression of renin or Ang II inside the cells of the cardiovascular system is presented...
January 2017: Medical Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834291/sex-differences-in-the-metabolic-dysfunction-and-insulin-resistance-of-skeletal-muscle-glucose-transport-following-high-fructose-ingestion
#5
Yupaporn Rattanavichit, Natsasi Chukijrungroat, Vitoon Saengsirisuwan
The role of high fructose ingestion (HFI) in the development of conditions mimicking human metabolic syndrome has mostly been demonstrated in male animals; however, the extent of HFI-induced metabolic alterations in females remains unclear. The present study investigated whether HFI-induced metabolic perturbations differ between sexes and whether HFI aggravates the metabolic disturbances under ovarian hormone deprivation. Male, female and ovariectomized (OVX) Sprague-Dawley rats were given either water or liquid fructose (10% w/v) for 6 weeks...
November 9, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815252/chymase-dependent-production-of-angiotensin-ii-an-old-enzyme-in-old-hearts
#6
Ghezal Froogh, John T Pinto, Yicong Le, Sharath Kandhi, Yeabsra Aleligne, An Huang, Dong Sun
Age-dependent alteration of the renin-angiotensin-system (RAS) and generation of angiotensin II (Ang II) are well documented. By contrast, RAS-independent generation of angiotensin II in aging and its responses to exercise have not been explored. To this end, we examined the effects of chymase, a secretory serine protease, on the angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE)-independent conversion of Ang I to Ang II. We hypothesize that age-dependent alteration of cardiac Ang II formation is chymase-dependent in nature and is prevented by exercise training...
November 4, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806985/high-fat-diet-induced-glucose-dysregulation-is-independent-of-changes-in-islet-ace2-in-mice
#7
Harshita Chodavarapu, Kavaljit H Chhabra, Huijing Xia, Vinayak Shenoy, Xinping Yue, Eric Lazartigues
While restoration of ACE2 activity in the pancreas leads to improvement of glycemia in experimental models of type 2 diabetes, global deficiency in ACE2 disrupts β-cell function and impairs glucose tolerance in mice, demonstrating the physiological role of ACE2 in glucose homeostasis. Although the contribution of pancreatic ACE2 to glucose regulation has been demonstrated in genetic models of diabetes and in models with overexpression of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS), it is unclear whether islet ACE2 is involved in glycemic control in common models of human type 2 diabetes...
November 2, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27775793/microrna-125b-contributes-to-high-glucose-induced-reactive-oxygen-species-generation-and-apoptosis-in-hk-2-renal-tubular-epithelial-cells-by-targeting-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-2
#8
Y-F Huang, Y Zhang, C-X Liu, J Huang, G-H Ding
OBJECTIVE: Hyperglycemia induces apoptosis of renal tubular epithelial cells and contributes to tubular injury in diabetic nephropathy. Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) is known to protect against diabetic kidney injury. However, the mechanism for the dysregulation of ACE2 expression in diabetic nephropathy is unclear. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Bioinformatic analysis and luciferase reporter assay were done to identify ACE2-targeting microRNAs. Gain- and loss-of-function experiments were performed to determine the biological roles of the ACE2-targeting microRNAs in high glucose-induced damage to renal tubular epithelial cells...
October 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27775788/local-bone-marrow-renin-angiotensin-system-in-the-genesis-of-leukemia-and-other-malignancies
#9
I C Haznedaroglu, U Y Malkan
The existence of a local renin-angiotensin system (RAS) specific to the hematopoietic bone marrow (BM) microenvironment had been proposed two decades ago. Most of the RAS molecules including ACE, ACE2, AGT, AGTR1, AGTR2, AKR1C4, AKR1D1, ANPEP, ATP6AP2, CMA1, CPA3, CTSA, CTSD, CTSG, CYP11A1, CYP11B1, CYP11B2, CYP17A1, CYP21A2, DPP3, EGFR, ENPEP, GPER, HSD11B1, HSD11B2, IGF2R, KLK1, LNPEP, MAS1, MME, NR3C1, NR3C2, PREP, REN, RNPEP, and THOP1 are locally present in the BM microenvironment. Local BM RAS peptides control the hematopoietic niche, myelopoiesis, erythropoiesis, thrombopoiesis and the development of other cellular lineages...
October 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754292/br-09-2-novel-approaches-to-the-renin-angiotensin-system-in-proteinuric-kideny-disease
#10
James Scholey
The classical view of the RAS is a linear signaling pathway beginning with the conversion of angiotensinogen to ANG I by renin, an enzyme secreted by the kidney. ANG I is converted to ANG II by angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) ANG II binds to the G-protein coupled angiotensin II receptor type 1. The RAS is a circulating system but we now know that the RAS is also locally expressed in a number of tissues, including the kidneys and the heart. ANG II exerts adverse hemodynamic and non-hemodynamic effects on renal cells...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754217/os-32-02-effects-of-renin-angiotensin-system-inhibitors-on-vagina-and-cardiac-expression-of-raas-components-in-female-spontaneously-hypertensive-rats
#11
Zhao Yang, Ma Ruixin, Yu Jing
OBJECTIVE: The role of the renin angiotensin aldosterone system (RAAS) and the gene variants of its components in hypertension have been investigated in various studies. A local tissue-specific renin-angiotensin system (local RAS) has considered as a regulator of cardiovascular physiology and homeostasis. However, no report has described the vagina protective efficacy of RAS inhibitors including ARB and ACEI. Therefore, we aim to investigate the effect of ARBs and ACEI on the vagina and cardiac expression of the local renin-angiotensin components...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754197/js-ish-eccr-2-ang-1-7-and-et-1-a-new-partnership
#12
Katie Yates Hood, Hiba Yusuf, Jane E Findlay, Robson A Santos, Carlos H Castro, George S Baillie, Augusto C Montezano, Margaret R MacLean, Rhian M Touyz
ACE2 and Ang-1-7 have been shown to protect against pulmonary hypertension (PH). Mechanisms for this remain unclear. Considering the important role of ET-1 in the pathophysiology of PH and endothelial dysfunction, we questioned whether Ang-(1-7) influences ET-1 signaling in endothelial cells and whether Ang-(1-7) treatment influences the ET-1 system in PH. Human microvascular endothelial cells (HMEC) were stimulated with ET-1 in the absence/presence of Ang 1-7 and showed that Ang 1-7 increased preproET-1 mRNA levels, ET-1 release, and ETBR protein levels...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754165/sy-12-1-renin-angiotensin-pathway-beyond-ace-and-angiotensin-ii-receptors-how-it-relates-to-the-pathophysiology-of-hypertension
#13
Louise Burrell
The renin-angiotensin system (RAS) plays a major role in the pathogenesis of hypertension, a major risk factor for stroke, coronary events, heart failure and kidney disease. Within the RAS, angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) converts angiotensin (Ang) I into the vasoconstrictor Ang II, which mediates its effects via the angiotensin type 1 receptor (AT1R). An "alternate" arm of the RAS is now known to exist in which the monocarboxypeptidase ACE2 counterbalances the effects of the classic RAS through degradation of the vasoconstrictor peptide, Ang II, and generation of the vasodilatory peptide, Ang 1-7...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754130/os-25-05-mas1-receptor-deficiency-does-not-deteriorate-cognitive-function-in-vascular-dementia-model-of-mice
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Akinori Higaki, Masaki Mogi, Jun Iwanami, Li-Juan Min, Hirotomo Nakaoka, Bao-Shuai Shan, Masayoshi Kukida, Toshihiro Yamauchi, Takafumi Okura, Jitsuo Higaki, Masatsugu Horiuchi
OBJECTIVE: Classical renin-angiotensin system (RAS) is mainly known as angiotensin (Ang) converting enzyme (ACE)/Ang II/Ang type 1 (AT1) receptor axis which induces various organ damages including cognitive decline. On the other hand, ACE2/Ang-(1-7)/Mas axis has been known to exert antagonistic actions against the classical RAS axis in cardiovascular system. However, the roles of ACE2/Ang-(1-7)/Mas axis in cognitive function remain to be elucidated. Here, we examined possible roles of ACE2/Ang-(1-7)/Mas axis in cognitive function in vascular dementia model...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754128/os-25-03-overexpression-of-heterogeneous-nuclear-ribonucleoprotein-f-prevents-systemic-hypertension-and-kidney-injury-and-normalizes-renal-renin-angiotensin-system-genes-expression-in-type-2-diabetic-db-db-transgenic-mice
#15
John Chan, Chao-Sheng Lo, Yixuan Shi, Isabelle Chenier, Shao-Ling Zhang
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to investigate whether overexpression of heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoprotein F (HnRNP F, a transcription factor) in renal proximal tubular cells (RPTCs) prevents systemic hypertension and kidney injury in type 2 diabetic db/db transgenic (Tg) mice and study its underlying mechanism (s) of action. DESIGN AND METHOD: Db/db hnRNP F-Tg mice (BKS strain) were generated by cross-breeding of db/m + mice with Tg mice specifically overexpressing HnRNP F in their RPTCs using kidney-specific androgen-regulated protein promoter (KAP2)...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754061/os-15-09-does-ace2-angiotensin-1-7-axis-protect-from-aging-associated-loss-of-skeletal-muscle-function
#16
Hikari Takeshita, Masao Takeda, Koichi Yamamoto, Hiromi Rakugi
OBJECTIVE: Angiotensin converting enzyme2 (ACE2), an enzyme that produces the Angiotensin 1-7(A1-7) from Angiotensin II, is considered to suppress organ damage by inhibition of the activation of renin-angiotensin system. We recently found that ACE2 deficiency in mice ameliorated insulin sensitivity of skeletal muscle with reduced expression of glucose transporter 4 and myocyte enhancer factor 2, an important transcription factor to maintain homeostasis of skeletal muscle. In this study, we investigated whether ACE2-A1-7 axis plays a protective role in aging-associated loss of skeletal muscle function in mice...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754058/os-15-06-sequential-activation-of-intrarenal-ace-ace2-as-the-progression-of-hypertensive-nephropathy-in-2-kidney-10clip-2k1c-goldblatt-rats
#17
Yang Gyun Kim, Sangho Lee, Ju Young Moon, Se Yeon Kim, Yu Ho Lee, Seok Jong Song, Kyung Whan Jeoung, Tae Won Lee, Chun Gyu Ihm
OBJECTIVE: Intrarenal renin-angiotensin system (RAS) had an important role to generate and maintain hypertension in 2-kidny 1-clip (2K1C) rats. This study purposed to assess how various intrarenal RAS components of 2K1C rats contributed to hypertension in different parts (cortex, medulla) of both sides (CK; clipped-kidney, NCK; non-clipped kidney) at different times (2 weeks; 2w and 5 weeks; 5w after clipping operation). DESIGN AND METHOD: We conducted to insert clip to left renal artery or sham operation to SD rats, then systolic blood pressure (SBP) was measured at one week interval...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753836/sy-05-2-progression-of-hypertensive-heart-disease-new-therapeutic-approach
#18
Masatsugu Horiuchi
Hypertensive patients have greater chances of such cardiovascular events as stroke, coronary heart disease, heart or renal failure, peripheral artery disease, and dementia. It is also well recognized that diabetes increases the cardiovascular risks in concert with hypertension. Therefore, main goals for an innovation of anti-hypertensive therapy would be to achieve further risk reduction by targeting the functional, metabolic, and structural alterations associated with hypertension. Professors Dzau and Braunwald et al proposed the concept of "the cardiovascular disease continuum" in 1991, and that hypertension may trigger the chain of events, leading to end-stage heart disease; however, this concept was quite new at that time, and there was some discussion whether "the cardiovascular disease continuum" is true or not...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27738071/angiotensin-converting-enzyme-2-activity-and-human-atrial-fibrillation-increased-plasma-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-2-activity-is-associated-with-atrial-fibrillation-and-more-advanced-left-atrial-structural-remodelling
#19
Tomos E Walters, Jonathan M Kalman, Sheila K Patel, Megan Mearns, Elena Velkoska, Louise M Burrell
AIM: Angiotensin converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) is an integral membrane protein whose main action is to degrade angiotensin II. Plasma ACE2 activity is increased in various cardiovascular diseases. We aimed to determine the relationship between plasma ACE2 activity and human atrial fibrillation (AF), and in particular its relationship to left atrial (LA) structural remodelling. METHODS AND RESULTS: One hundred and three participants from a tertiary arrhythmia centre, including 58 with paroxysmal AF (PAF), 20 with persistent AF (PersAF), and 25 controls, underwent clinical evaluation, echocardiographic analysis, and measurement of plasma ACE2 activity...
October 12, 2016: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733369/the-relationship-between-urinary-renin-angiotensin-system-markers-renal-and-vascular-function-in-adolescents-with-type-1-diabetes
#20
Kevin D Burns, Yuliya Lytvyn, Farid H Mahmud, Denis Daneman, Livia Deda, David B Dunger, John E Deanfield, R Neil Dalton, Yesmino Elia, Ronnie Har, Julie A D Van, Timothy J Bradley, Cameron Slorach, Wei Hui, Fengxia Xiao, Joseph Zimpelmann, Luc Mertens, Rahim Moineddin, Heather N Reich, Etienne B Sochett, James W Scholey, David Z I Cherney
AIMS: The relationship between the renal renin-angiotensin aldosterone system (RAAS) and cardiorenal pathophysiology is unclear. Our aims were to assess (1) levels of urinary RAAS components and (2) the association between RAAS components and HbA1c, urine albumin/creatinine ratio (ACR), estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and blood pressure in otherwise healthy adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus (TID) vs. healthy controls (HC). METHODS: Urinary angiotensinogen and ACE2 levels, activity of ACE and ACE2, blood pressure (BP), HbA1c, ACR and eGFR were measured in 65 HC and 194 T1D from the Adolescent Type 1 Diabetes Cardio-Renal Intervention Trial (AdDIT)...
October 12, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
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