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Tianyi Qiu, Min Li, Miles A Tanner, Yan Yang, James R Sowers, Ronald J Korthuis, Michael A Hill
BACKGROUND: Accumulation of multiple subtypes of immune cells in perivascular adipose tissue (PVAT) has been proposed to cause vascular inflammation and dysfunction in type 2 diabetes (T2DM). This study was designed to investigate specific roles for dendritic cells in PVAT in the development of vascular inflammation and impaired PVAT-mediated vasorelaxation in T2DM. METHODS AND RESULTS: Studies were performed using db/db mice (model of T2DM) and their Db heterozygote (DbHET), lean and normoglycemic controls...
March 9, 2018: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
Sophie N Saxton, Katie E Ryding, Robert G Aldous, Sarah B Withers, Jacqueline Ohanian, Anthony M Heagerty
OBJECTIVE: Healthy perivascular adipose tissue (PVAT) exerts an anticontractile effect on resistance arteries which is vital in regulating arterial tone. Activation of β3 -adrenoceptors by sympathetic nerve-derived NA (noradrenaline) may be implicated in this effect and may stimulate the release of the vasodilator adiponectin from adipocytes. Understanding the mechanisms responsible is vital for determining how PVAT may modify vascular resistance in vivo. APPROACH AND RESULTS: Electric field stimulation profiles of healthy C57BL/6J mouse mesenteric resistance arteries were characterized using wire myography...
March 1, 2018: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
Kimie Tanaka, Masataka Sata
Traditionally, it is believed that white adipose tissues serve as energy storage, heat insulation, and mechanical cushion, whereas non-shivering thermogenesis occurs in brown adipose tissue. Recent evidence revealed that adipose tissue secretes many types of cytokines, called as adipocytokines, which modulate glucose metabolism, lipid profile, appetite, fibrinolysis, blood pressure, and inflammation. Most of the arteries are surrounded by perivascular adipose tissue (PVAT). PVAT has been thought to be simply a structurally supportive tissue for vasculature...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
Tarek A M Almabrouk, Anna D White, Azizah B Ugusman, Dominik S Skiba, Omar J Katwan, Husam Alganga, Tomasz J Guzik, Rhian M Touyz, Ian P Salt, Simon Kennedy
Background and aim: Perivascular adipose tissue (PVAT) positively regulates vascular function through production of factors such as adiponectin but this effect is attenuated in obesity. The enzyme AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) is present in PVAT and is implicated in mediating the vascular effects of adiponectin. In this study, we investigated the effect of an obesogenic high fat diet (HFD) on aortic PVAT and whether any changes involved AMPK. Methods: Wild type Sv129 (WT) and AMPKα1 knockout (KO) mice aged 8 weeks were fed normal diet (ND) or HFD (42% kcal fat) for 12 weeks...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
Staffan Hildebrand, Jasmin Stümer, Alexander Pfeifer
Adipose tissue is commonly categorized into three types with distinct functions, phenotypes, and anatomical localizations. White adipose tissue (WAT) is the major energy store; the largest depots of WAT are found in subcutaneous or intravisceral sites. Brown adipose tissue (BAT) is responsible for energy dissipation during cold-exposure (i.e., non-shivering thermogenesis) and is primarily located in the interscapular region. Beige or brite (brown-in-white) adipose tissue can be found interspersed in WAT and can attain a brown-like phenotype...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
Isabel Quesada, Jimena Cejas, Rodrigo García, Beatriz Cannizzo, Analía Redondo, Claudia Castro
AIM: Perivascular adipose tissue (PVAT) is in intimate contact with the vessel wall and extravascular PVAT-derived inflammatory mediators may adversely influence atherosclerotic plaque formation and stability through outside-to-inside signalling. We sought to investigate the role of PVAT on the atheroma development in an experimental animal model of Metabolic Syndrome (MS) associated with oxidative stress and low-grade inflammatory state. We also studied the effect of Pioglitazone an insulin sensitizer, on the aortic wall and its surrounding PVAT, considering a bi-directional communication between both layers...
February 21, 2018: Cardiovascular Therapeutics
Carolina Baraldi A Restini, Alex Ismail, Ramya K Kumar, Robert Burnett, Hannah Garver, Gregory D Fink, Stephanie W Watts
Renal sympathetic activity affects blood pressure in part by increasing renovascular resistance via release of norepinephrine (NE) from sympathetic nerves onto renal arteries. Here we test the idea that adipose tissue adjacent to renal blood vessels, i.e. renal perivascular adipose tissue (RPVAT), contains a pool of NE which can be released to alter renal vascular function. RPVAT was obtained from around the main renal artery/vein of the male Sprague Dawley rats. Thoracic aortic PVAT and mesenteric PVAT also were studied as brown-like and white fat comparators respectively...
February 14, 2018: Vascular Pharmacology
Vlatka Pandzic Jaksic, Danijela Grizelj, Ana Livun, Drago Boscic, Marko Ajduk, Rajko Kusec, Ozren Jaksic
Upper body adipose tissue accumulation has been associated with clustering of metabolic disorders and increased cardiovascular risk. Neck circumference (NC) indicated that subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) in that region is an independent pathogenic depot that might account for the additional risk missed by visceral adipose tissue (VAT). Neck adipose tissue (NAT) is not only one more ectopic depot but has several particular features that might modulate its metabolic role. Besides a controversial impact on obstructive apnea syndrome, neck fat encompasses carotid arteries as an important perivascular adipose tissue (PVAT) depot...
February 9, 2018: Hormone Molecular Biology and Clinical Investigation
Khanh-Van Tran, Timothy Fitzgibbons, So Yun Min, Tiffany DeSouza, Silvia Corvera
OBJECTIVE: Perivascular adipose tissue depots around the aorta are regionally distinct and have specific functional properties. Thoracic aorta perivascular adipose tissue (tPVAT) expresses higher levels of thermogenic genes and lower levels of inflammatory genes than abdominal aorta perivascular adipose tissue (aPVAT). It is not known whether this distinction is due to the in-vivo functional environment or to cell-autonomous traits that persist outside the in-vivo setting. In this study, we asked whether the progenitor cells in tPVAT and aPVAT have cell-autonomous traits that lead to formation of regionally distinct PVAT...
January 10, 2018: Molecular Metabolism
Kazuma Ohyama, Yasuharu Matsumoto, Kentaro Takanami, Hideki Ota, Kensuke Nishimiya, Jun Sugisawa, Satoshi Tsuchiya, Hirokazu Amamizu, Hironori Uzuka, Akira Suda, Tomohiko Shindo, Yoku Kikuchi, Kiyotaka Hao, Ryuji Tsuburaya, Jun Takahashi, Satoshi Miyata, Yasuhiko Sakata, Kei Takase, Hiroaki Shimokawa
BACKGROUND: Recent studies suggested that perivascular components, such as perivascular adipose tissue (PVAT) and adventitial vasa vasorum (VV), play an important role as a source of various inflammatory mediators in cardiovascular disease. OBJECTIVES: The authors tested their hypothesis that coronary artery spasm is associated with perivascular inflammation in patients with vasospastic angina (VSA) using18 F-fluorodeoxyglucose (18 F-FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT)...
January 30, 2018: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Lin Chang, Wenhao Xiong, Xiangjie Zhao, Yanbo Fan, Yanhong Guo, Minerva Garcia-Barrio, Jifeng Zhang, Zhisheng Jiang, Jiandie D Lin, Y Eugene Chen
Background -The perivascular adipose tissue (PVAT), surrounding vessels, constitutes a distinct functional integral layer of the vasculature required to preserve vascular tone under physiological conditions. However, there is little information regarding the relationship between PVAT and blood pressure regulation, including its potential contributions to circadian blood pressure variation. Methods -Using unique brown adipocyte-specific aryl hydrocarbon receptor nuclear translocator-like protein 1 (Bmal1) and angiotensinogen (Agt) knock out mice we determined the vasoactivity of homogenized PVAT in aortic rings and how brown-adipocyte peripheral expression of Bmal1 and Agt in PVAT regulate the amplitude of diurnal change in blood pressure in mice...
January 25, 2018: Circulation
Maria S Fernández-Alfonso, Beatriz Somoza, Dmitry Tsvetkov, Artur Kuczmanski, Mick Dashwood, Marta Gil-Ortega
Perivascular adipose tissue (PVAT) is cushion of fat tissue surrounding blood vessels, which is phenotypically different from other adipose tissue depots. PVAT is composed of adipocytes and stromal vascular fraction, constituted by different populations of immune cells, endothelial cells, and adipose-derived stromal cells. It expresses and releases an important number of vasoactive factors with paracrine effects on vascular structure and function. In healthy individuals, these factors elicit a net anticontractile and anti-inflammatory paracrine effect aimed at meeting hemodynamic and metabolic demands of specific organs and regions of the body...
December 12, 2017: Comprehensive Physiology
A Zemančíková, J Török
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of high fructose intake associated with moderate increase in adiposity on rat arterial adrenergic responses and their modulation by perivascular adipose tissue (PVAT). After eight-week-lasting substitution of drinking water with 10 % fructose solution in adult normotensive Wistar-Kyoto rats (WKY) and spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR), their systolic blood pressure, plasma triglycerides, and relative liver weight were elevated when compared to their respective control groups...
December 30, 2017: Physiological Research
Evan DeVallance, Kayla W Branyan, Kent Lemaster, I Mark Olfert, David M Smith, Emidio E Pistilli, Jefferson C Frisbee, Paul D Chantler
AIMS: Perivascular adipose tissue (PVAT) is recognized for its vaso-active effects, however it's unclear how Metabolic Syndrome impact thoracic-aorta (t)PVAT and the subsequent effect on functional and structural aortic stiffness. METHODS & RESULTS: Thoracic aorta and tPVAT were removed from 16-17 week old lean (LZR, n = 16) and obese Zucker (OZR, n = 16) rats. OZR presented with aortic endothelial dysfunction, assessed by wire-myography, and increased aortic stiffness, assessed by elastic modulus...
January 18, 2018: Experimental Physiology
Thomas J Jurrissen, T Dylan Olver, Nathan C Winn, Zachary I Grunewald, Gabriela S Lin, Jessica A Hiemstra, Jenna C Edwards, Michelle L Gastecki, Rebecca J Welly, Craig A Emter, Victoria J Vieira-Potter, Jaume Padilla
In rodents, experimentally-induced ovarian hormone deficiency increases adiposity and adipose tissue (AT) inflammation, which is thought to contribute to insulin resistance and increased cardiovascular disease risk. However, whether this occurs in a translationally-relevant large animal model remains unknown. Herein, we tested the hypothesis that ovariectomy would promote visceral and perivascular AT (PVAT) inflammation, as well as subsequent insulin resistance and peripheral vascular dysfunction in female swine...
December 28, 2017: Adipocyte
Tetsuo Horimatsu, Ha Won Kim, Neal L Weintraub
Perivascular adipose tissue (PVAT) surrounds most large blood vessels and plays an important role in vascular homeostasis. PVAT releases various chemokines and adipocytokines, functioning in an endocrine and paracrine manner to regulate vascular signaling and inflammation. Mounting evidence suggests that PVAT plays an important role in atherosclerosis and hypertension; however, the role of PVAT in non-atherosclerotic vascular diseases, including neointimal formation, aortic aneurysm, arterial stiffness and vasculitis, has received far less attention...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
Changlong Li, Sufang Li, Feng Zhang, Manyan Wu, Huizhu Liang, Junxian Song, Chongyou Lee, Hong Chen
Microparticles(MPs) are the major carriers of circulating microRNAs. Our previous study has shown that microRNA (miR)-19b in endothelial cell-derived microparticles (EMPs) is significantly increased in patients with unstable angina. However, little is known about the relationship between miR-19b in EMPs and the progression of atherosclerosis. The aim of the present study was to define the role and potential mechanism of miR-19b incorporated in EMPs in the development of atherosclerosis. Western-diet-fed apoE-/- mice were injected with phosphate buffered solution(PBS), EMP carrying microRNA control(EMPcontrol ) or miR-19b mimic (EMPmiR19b ) intravenously...
January 8, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Chuan Gao, Carl D Langefeld, Julie T Ziegler, Kent D Taylor, Jill M Norris, Yii-Der I Chen, Jacklyn N Hellwege, Xiuqing Guo, Matthew A Allison, Elizabeth K Speliotes, Jerome I Rotter, Donald W Bowden, Lynne E Wagenknecht, Nicholette D Palmer
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to explore the genetic mechanisms of regional fat deposition, which is a strong risk factor for metabolic diseases beyond total adiposity. METHODS: A genome-wide association study of 7,757,139 single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in 983 Mexican Americans (nmale  = 403; nfemale  = 580) from the Insulin Resistance Atherosclerosis Family Study was performed. Association analyses were performed with and without sex stratification for subcutaneous adipose tissue, visceral adipose tissue (VAT), and visceral-subcutaneous ratio (VSR) obtained from computed tomography...
January 2018: Obesity
Danbo Lu, Wei Wang, Limin Xia, Pu Xia, Yan Yan
The internal thoracic artery (ITA) that differs from coronary artery (CA), rarely develops atherosclerosis. Understanding the mechanism underlying such a difference will help to pave a new way to the prevention and treatment of the disease. We hypothesize herein that the difference in susceptibility to atherosclerosis between CA and ITA is attributable to the heterogeneity of perivascular adipose tissues (PVATs) surrounding these two kinds of arteries, i.e. PVAT-CA and PVAT-ITA. We isolated PVAT from eight patients of coronary heart disease (CHD) and four non-CHD patients...
November 7, 2017: Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica
S Amor, B Martín-Carro, C Rubio, J M Carrascosa, W Hu, Y Huang, A L García-Villalón, M Granado
The prevalence of metabolic syndrome is dramatically increasing among elderly population. Metabolic syndrome in aged individuals is associated with hyperinsulinemia and insulin resistance both in metabolic tissues and in the cardiovascular system, with this fact being associated with the cardiometabolic alterations associated to this condition. Caloric restriction (CR) improves insulin sensitivity and is one of the dietetic strategies most commonly used to enlarge life and to prevent aging induced cardiovascular alterations...
October 18, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
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