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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718838/phyllanthus-niruri-standardized-extract-alleviates-the-progression-of-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-and-decreases-atherosclerotic-risk-in-sprague-dawley-rats
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Raghdaa Hamdan Al Zarzour, Mariam Ahmad, Mohd Zaini Asmawi, Gurjeet Kaur, Mohammed Ali Ahmed Saeed, Majed Ahmed Al-Mansoub, Sultan Ayesh Mohammed Saghir, Nasiba Salisu Usman, Dhamraa W Al-Dulaimi, Mun Fei Yam
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is one of the major global health issues, strongly correlated with insulin resistance, obesity and oxidative stress. The current study aimed to evaluate anti-NAFLD effects of three different extracts of Phyllanthus niruri (P. niruri). NAFLD was induced in male Sprague-Dawley rats using a special high-fat diet (HFD). A 50% methanolic extract (50% ME) exhibited the highest inhibitory effect against NAFLD progression. It significantly reduced hepatomegaly (16%) and visceral fat weight (22%), decreased NAFLD score, prevented fibrosis, and reduced serum total cholesterol (TC) (48%), low-density lipoprotein (LDL) (65%), free fatty acids (FFAs) (25%), alanine aminotransferase (ALT) (45%), alkaline phosphatase (ALP) (38%), insulin concentration (67%), homeostatic model assessment of insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) (73%), serum atherogenic ratios TC/high-density lipoprotein (HDL) (29%), LDL/HDL (66%) and (TC-HDL)/HDL (64%), hepatic content of cholesterol (43%), triglyceride (29%) and malondialdehyde (MDA) (40%) compared to a non-treated HFD group...
July 18, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716185/pitavastatin-and-hdl-effects-on-plasma-levels-and-function-s
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Angela Pirillo, Alberico L Catapano
Low high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) levels represent an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease; in addition to the reduced HDL-C levels commonly observed in patients at cardiovascular risk, the presence of dysfunctional HDL, i.e. HDL with reduced atheroprotective properties, has been reported. Despite the established inverse correlation between HDL-C levels and cardiovascular risk, several clinical trials with HDL-C-increasing drugs (such as niacin, CETP inhibitors or fibrate) failed to demonstrate that a significant rise in HDL-C levels translate into a cardiovascular benefit...
July 2017: Atherosclerosis. Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713935/curcumin-pretreatment-protects-against-pm2-5%C3%A2-induced-oxidized-low%C3%A2-density-lipoprotein%C3%A2-mediated-oxidative-stress-and-inflammation-in-human-microvascular-endothelial-cells
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Jun Shi, Huiping Deng, Min Zhang
A previous study demonstrated that particulate matter (≤2.5 µm in diameter; PM2.5) may promote atherosclerosis. However, the underlying mechanisms of PM2.5 in human microvascular endothelial cells (HMEC‑1) remain to be elucidated. It has been reported that inflammation and oxidative stress can be reduced by curcumin, and in the present study, the aim was to investigate the protective effects of curcumin on PM2.5‑induced oxidative stress and inflammatory response in HMEC‑1. HMEC‑1 were stimulated with curcumin and PM2...
July 6, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713290/advanced-maternal-age-worsens-postpartum-vascular-function
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Jude S Morton, Alison S Care, Raven Kirschenman, Christy-Lynn Cooke, Sandra T Davidge
The age at which women experience their first pregnancy has increased throughout the decades. Pregnancy has an important influence on maternal short- and long-term cardiovascular outcomes. Pregnancy at an advanced maternal age increases maternal risk of gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, placenta previa and caesarian delivery; complications which predict worsened cardiovascular health in later years. Aging also independently increases the risk of cardiovascular disease; therefore, combined risk in women of advanced maternal age may lead to detrimental cardiovascular outcomes later in life...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712390/-the-oxldl-%C3%AE-2gpi-%C3%AE-2gpi-ab-complex-promotes-the-migration-and-the-expression-of-inflammatory-cytokines-in-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells
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Qianqian Cai, Hong Zhou, Guiting Zhang, Chao He, Xiaojie Zhu, Xiaoyan Wang, Hang Ouyang
Objective To study the effects of the complex of oxidized low density lipoprotein/β2-glycoprotein I/β2-glycoprotein I antibodies (oxLDL/β2GPI/β2GPI-Ab) on the migration of human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) and the expression of inflammatory cytokines, and their underlying Toll-like receptor (TLR4) pathway. Methods HUVECs were treated with oxLDL, oxLDL/β2GPI complex, oxLDL/β2GPI-Ab complex, oxLDL/β2GPI/β2GPI-Ab complex, or lipopolysaccharide (LPS) for a period of time in their corresponding groups...
July 2017: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707864/oxidative-stress-antioxidants-and-lipid-profile-in-the-serum-and-saliva-of-individuals-with-coronary-heart-disease-is-there-a-link-with-periodontal-health
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Natheer H Al-Rawi, Alaa M Shahid
BACKGROUND: Oxidative stresses and dyslipidemia are an important risk factor in the development of coronary atherosclerotic complications like angina pectoris and myocardial infarction. The aim of this study was to find the relationship between the salivary lipid profile, lipid peroxidation and antioxidants and the periodontal health status of patients with acute coronary heart disease. METHODS: Forty s who had experienced a recent attack of angina pectoris or myocardial infarction and another 40 noncardiac patients matched for age, sex and residence (control) were recruited...
July 12, 2017: Minerva Stomatologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706181/effects-of-an-enriched-extract-of-paeoniflorin-a-monoterpene-glycoside-used-in-chinese-herbal-medicine-on-cholesterol-metabolism-in-a-hyperlipidemic-rat-model
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Huiming Hu, Qiaoqiao Zhu, Jie Su, Yajun Wu, Yanchen Zhu, Yin Wang, Hui Fang, Minxia Pang, Bo Li, Suhong Chen, Guiyuan Lv
BACKGROUND Paeoniflorin is a monoterpene glycoside extracted from the roots of Paeonia lactiflora and is used in Chinese herbal medicine to treat hyperlipidemia. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of an enriched extract of paeoniflorin on cholesterol levels, hemodynamics, and oxidative stress in a hyperlipidemic rat model. MATERIAL AND METHODS Male Sprague-Dawley rats were fed high-cholesterol diets and treated with three different doses of paeoniflorin for 12 weeks. The effects of paeoniflorin treatment were assessed on cholesterol levels, cholesterol metabolism, red blood cell vascular flow using hemorheology, antioxidant enzymes, and expression of the rate-limiting enzyme in the mevalonate pathway, 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutharyl-coenzyme A reductase (HMG-CoAR)...
July 14, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701359/oxldl-induced-endothelial-proliferation-via-rho-rock-akt-p27-kip1-signaling-prevention-by-cholesterol-loading
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Chongxu Zhang, Crystal Adamos, Myung-Jin Oh, Jugajyoti Baruah, Manuela A A Ayee, Dolly Mehta, Kishore K Wary, Irena Levitan
Oxidized modifications of LDL (oxLDL) are known to play a major role in endothelial dysfunction and the development of atherosclerosis. In this study, we provide comparative analysis of the effects of two major types of oxLDL, copper oxidized LDL (Cu(2+)-oxLDL) and Lipoxygenase oxidized LDL (LPO-oxLDL) on proliferation of Human Aortic Endothelial Cells (HAECs). We show that Cu(2+)-oxLDL enhances HAECs proliferation in a dose and oxidation-dependent manner. Similarly, LPO-oxLDL also has a positive effect on HAECs proliferation...
July 12, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700976/the-protective-effect-of-coptisine-on-experimental-atherosclerosis-apoe-mice-is-mediated-by-mapk-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-dependent-pathway
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Min Feng, Shu-Zhen Kong, Zhen-Xu Wang, Kai He, Zong-Yao Zou, Yin-Ran Hu, Hang Ma, Xue-Gang Li, Xiao-Li Ye
Coptisine is one of main bioactive compounds extracted from the traditional Chinese herbal medicine Rhizoma Coptidis. It is reported that coptisine can attenuate obesity-related inflammation and oxidant damage in Syrian golden hamsters. Therefore,coptisine may exhibit beneficial effects for the treatment of atherosclerosis (AS) due to its hypolipidemic and anti-inflammation activities. The present study investigated the anti-atherosclerotic and anti-inflammatory properties of coptisine using apoE(-/-) mice as AS model...
July 9, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699484/immune-response-to-native-lipoproteins-induces-visceral-obesity-and-aortic-wall-injury-in-rats-the-role-of-testosterone
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Kseniya Fomina, Liubov Beduleva, Igor Menshikov, Marina Marina Anikaeva, Daria Suntsova, Alexandr Sidorov, Elena Stolyarova
OBJECTIVES: The underlying mechanism of atherosclerosis and visceral obesity remains unknown. The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that atherosclerosis and visceral obesity are caused by an immune response to native plasma lipoproteins, and the atherogenic and adipogenic effects of the antibodies to native lipoproteins stem from the androgen deficiency that is created. METHODS: Wistar rats were immunized with native human (nh) low-density (LDL) or high-density lipoproteins (HDL)...
July 11, 2017: Endocrine, Metabolic & Immune Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698399/effect-of-amygdalus-scoparia-kernel-oil-consumption-on-lipid-profile-of-the-patients-with-dyslipidemia-a-randomized-openlabel-controlled-clinical-trial
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Mohammad Javad Zibaeenezhad, Maryam Shahamat, Seyed Hamdollah Mosavat, Armin Attar, Ehsan Bahramali
BACKGROUND: Amygdalus scoparia kernel (ASK) oil is traditionally used for Hyperlipidemia. Compared to olive oil, it has higher proportion of unsaturated to saturated fatty acid besides exhibiting higher index of oxidative stability. The lipid-lowering effects of ASK oil however, has not been investigated yet. This study is the first one to evaluate such effects in patients with dyslipidemia. RESULTS: Serum triglyceride levels significantly decreased in the intervention compared to control group (24...
July 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698281/mir-27b-augments-bone-marrow-progenitor-cell-survival-via-suppressing-the-mitochondrial-apoptotic-pathway-in-type-2-diabetes
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Hainan Li, Jenney Liu, Yihan Wang, Zhiyao Fu, Maik Huttemann, Terrence J Monks, Alex F Chen, Jie-Mei Wang
INTRODUCTION: Bone marrow derived progenitor cells (BMPCs) are potential candidates for autologous cell therapy in tissue repair because of their high angiogenic potential. However, increased progenitor cell apoptosis in diabetes directly limits their success in the clinic. MicroRNAs are endogenous non-coding RNAs that regulate gene expression at the post-transcriptional level, but their roles in BMPC-mediated angiogenesis are incompletely understood. In the present study, we tested the hypothesis that the pro-angiogenic miR-27b inhibits BMPC apoptosis in type 2 diabetes...
July 11, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693506/intracellular-high-cholesterol-content-disorders-the-clock-genes-apoptosis-related-genes-and-fibrinolytic-related-genes-rhythmic-expressions-in-human-plaque-derived-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells
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Changpo Lin, Xiao Tang, Lirong Xu, Ruizhe Qian, Zhenyu Shi, Lixin Wang, Tingting Cai, Dong Yan, Weiguo Fu, Daqiao Guo
BACKGROUND: The clock genes are involved in regulating cardiovascular functions, and their expression disorders would lead to circadian rhythm disruptions of clock-controlled genes (CCGs), resulting in atherosclerotic plaque formation and rupture. Our previous study revealed the rhythmic expression of clock genes were attenuated in human plaque-derived vascular smooth muscle cells (PVSMCs), but failed to detect the downstream CCGs expressions and the underlying molecular mechanism. In this study, we examined the difference of CCGs rhythmic expression between human normal carotid VSMCs (NVSMCs) and PVSMCs...
July 10, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691408/the-role-of-cd36-receptor-in-the-pathogenesis-of-atherosclerosis
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REVIEW
Barbara Choromańska, Piotr Myśliwiec, Katarzyna Choromańska, Jacek Dadan, Adrian Chabowski
Atherosclerosis is a progressive, chronic inflammation pending in artery walls. Oxidized low density lipoproteins (ox-LDL) play important role in atherosclerotic plaque formation. ox-LDL are taken up by macrophages mainly through scavenger receptors, among which CD36 is considered to be the most important. Animal studies have shown that crossing atherogenic mice with a strain lacking the expression of CD36 prevented the development of atherosclerosis despite diet rich in saturated LCFA. In humans, autopsy studies performed in obese patients have demonstrated increased expression of CD36 receptor on macrophages, comprised within atherosclerotic plaques...
June 27, 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691342/dual-function-of-lactobacillus-kefiri-dh5-in-preventing-high-fat-diet-induced-obesity-direct-reduction-of-cholesterol-and-upregulation-of-ppar%C3%AE-in-adipose-tissue
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Dong-Hyeon Kim, Dana Jeong, Il-Byeong Kang, Hyunsook Kim, Kwang-Young Song, Kun-Ho Seo
SCOPE: Kefir consumption inhibits the development of obesity and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in mice fed 60% high-fat diet (HFD). To identify the key contributor of this effect, we isolated lactic acid bacteria (LAB) from kefir and examined their anti-obesity properties from in vitro screening and in vivo validation. METHODS AND RESULTS: Thirteen kefir LAB isolates were subjected to survivability test using artificial gastrointestinal environment and cholesterol-reducing assay...
July 10, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689783/immune-complexes-containing-malondialdehyde-mda-ldl-induce-apoptosis-in-human-macrophages
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Gabriel Virella, Kelsey Wilson, Johnathon Elkes, Samar M Hammad, Hussein A Rajab, Yanchun Li, Charlyne Chassereau, Yan Huang, Maria Lopes-Virella
Immune complexes (IC) containing predominantly malondialdehyde-LDL and the corresponding autoantibodies (MDA-LDL IC) predict acute cardiovascular events, while IC rich in oxidized LDL (oxLDL IC) predict cardiovascular disease progression. Our objective was to determine mechanisms that could explain these prognostic differences. We compared the effects of the interaction of oxLDL, MDA-LDL and the corresponding IC with human macrophages focusing on apoptosis, metalloproteinases, and proinflammatory cytokines...
July 6, 2017: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688900/mir-34a-sirtuin-1-foxo3a-is-involved-in-genistein-protecting-against-ox-ldl-induced-oxidative-damage-in-huvecs
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Huaping Zhang, Zhenxiang Zhao, Xuefen Pang, Jian Yang, Haixia Yu, Yinhong Zhang, Hui Zhou, Jiahui Zhao
The antioxidant activity of genistein is associated with preventing atherosclerosis; however, the underlying mechanisms are not fully understood. In this study, human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) were pretreated with genistein at different concentrations (10nM, 100nM and 1000nM) for 6h and then exposed to ox-LDL (50mg/L) for another 24h. Results showed that genistein restrained reactive oxygen species (ROS) and malondialdehyde (MDA) production, and ameliorated the inhibitory effect on superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase (CAT), glutathione (GSH) and glutathione peroxidase (GPx) activity elicited by ox-LDL stimulation...
July 5, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688762/thioredoxin-attenuates-oxidized-low-density-lipoprotein-induced-oxidative-stress-in-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells-by-reducing-nadph-oxidase-activity
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Beidong Chen, Li Meng, Tao Shen, Huan Gong, Ruomei Qi, Yanyang Zhao, Jie Sun, Li Bao, Gexin Zhao
Oxidative stress is recognized as one of the most important contributing factors to the development of atherosclerosis. Oxidized low-density lipoprotein (ox-LDL) can induce vascular reactive oxygen species (ROS) production, trigger endothelial dysfunction and initiate the progression of atherosclerosis. Previous studies have demonstrated that thioredoxin-1 (Trx) is one of the key regulators of intracellular redox, which is pivotal in atherogenesis. However, the regulation mechanism is still unclear. In this study, we investigated the effects of Trx1 on NADPH oxidase in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs), whose ROS level is mainly produced by NADPH oxidase, especially Nox4 isoform...
July 5, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687985/a-method-for-in-vitro-measurement-of-oxidized-low-density-lipoprotein-in-blood-using-its-antibody-fluorescence-labeled-heptapeptide-and-polyethylene-glycol
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Akira Sato, Yoji Yamazaki, Keiichi Ebina
Two oxidized forms of low-density lipoprotein (LDL), oxidized (Ox-LDL) and minimally modified (MM-LDL), and the immune complexes (LDL-ICs) that they form with their corresponding antibodies, play a major role in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. Recently, we reported that the heptapeptide KP6 (Lys-Trp-Tyr-Lys-Asp-Gly-Asp) coupled through its ε-amino group present on the N-terminal Lys to fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC)- (FITC)KP6- binds specifically to Ox-LDL and MM-LDL, but not to native LDL. Here, to develop a novel method for measuring the levels of oxidatively modified LDL in blood, using (FITC)KP6, we analyzed the latter's binding with MM-LDL-IC and Ox-LDL-IC...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Fluorescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685513/effects-of-vildagliptin-or-pioglitazone-on-glycemic-variability-and-oxidative-stress-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-inadequately-controlled-with-metformin-monotherapy-a-16-week-randomised-open-label-pilot-study
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Nam Hoon Kim, Dong Lim Kim, Kyeong Jin Kim, Nan Hee Kim, Kyung Mook Choi, Sei Hyun Baik, Sin Gon Kim
BACKGROUND: Glycemic variability is associated with the development of diabetic complications through the activation of oxidative stress. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of a dipeptidyl peptidase 4 inhibitor, vildagliptin, or a thiazolidinedione, pioglitazone, on glycemic variability and oxidative stress in patients with type 2 diabetes. METHODS: In this open label, randomised, active-controlled, pilot trial, individuals who were inadequately controlled with metformin monotherapy were assigned to either vildagliptin (50 mg twice daily, n=17) or pioglitazone (15 mg once daily, n=14) treatment groups for 16 weeks...
June 2017: Endocrinology and Metabolism
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