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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087362/clinical-phenotypes-and-outcomes-of-heritable-and-sporadic-pulmonary-veno-occlusive-disease-a-population-based-study
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David Montani, Barbara Girerd, Xavier Jaïs, Marilyne Levy, David Amar, Laurent Savale, Peter Dorfmüller, Andrei Seferian, Edmund M Lau, Mélanie Eyries, Jérôme Le Pavec, Florence Parent, Damien Bonnet, Florent Soubrier, Elie Fadel, Olivier Sitbon, Gérald Simonneau, Marc Humbert
BACKGROUND: Bi-allelic mutations of the EIF2AK4 gene cause heritable pulmonary veno-occlusive disease and/or pulmonary capillary haemangiomatosis (PVOD/PCH). We aimed to assess the effect of EIF2AK4 mutations on the clinical phenotypes and outcomes of PVOD/PCH. METHODS: We did a population-based study using clinical, functional, and haemodynamic data from the registry of the French Pulmonary Hypertension Network. We reviewed the clinical data and outcomes from all patients referred to the French Referral Centre (Pulmonary Department, Hospital Kremlin-Bicêtre, University Paris-Sud) with either confirmed or highly probable PVOD/PCH with DNA available for mutation screening (excluding patients with other risk factors of pulmonary hypertension, such as chronic respiratory diseases)...
January 10, 2017: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073175/post-reperfusion-microcirculatory-derangements-after-liver-transplantation-relationship-to-hemodynamics-serum-mediators-and-outcome
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Carlo Pulitano, David Joseph, Charbel Sandroussi, Deborah Verran, Phong Ho, Ashe Debiasio, Adriano Luongo, Geoffrey W McCaughan, Nicholas Shackel, Michael Crawford
INTRODUCTION: Despite the growing data supporting the role of microcirculation in regulating liver function, little of this knowledge has been translated into clinical practice. The aim of this study is to quantify hepatic microcirculation in-vivo using sidestream dark-field (SDF) imaging and correlate these finding with hepatic blood flow, hemodynamic parameters, and soluble mediators. METHODS: Post-reperfusion hepatic microcirculation was assessed using SDF imaging...
January 10, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068281/pathophysiological-role-of-adiponectin-leptin-and-asymmetric-dimethylarginine-in-the-process-of-atherosclerosis
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Daniela Iv Koleva, Maria M Orbetzova, Julia G Nikolova, Tanya I Deneva
Adipose tissue is recognized as a rich source of proinflammatory mediators that may directly contribute to vascular injury, insulin resistance, and atherogenesis. Many studies have shown that adiponectin has antiatherogenic and anti-inflammatory properties. Adiponectin acts not only as a factor increasing insulin sensitivity, and the protective effect may result from its ability to suppress production of proinflammatory cytokines. It negatively regulates the expression of TNF-alpha and C-reactive protein (CRP) in adipose tissue; reduces expression of vascular and intracellular adhesion molecules (VCAM-1, ICAM-1), E-selectin, interleukin-8 (IL-8)...
December 1, 2016: Folia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064357/ischemic-stroke-experimental-models-and-reality
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REVIEW
Clemens J Sommer
The vast majority of cerebral stroke cases are caused by transient or permanent occlusion of a cerebral blood vessel ("ischemic stroke") eventually leading to brain infarction. The final infarct size and the neurological outcome depend on a multitude of factors such as the duration and severity of ischemia, the existence of collateral systems and an adequate systemic blood pressure, etiology and localization of the infarct, but also on age, sex, comorbidities with the respective multimedication and genetic background...
January 7, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063956/differentiation-of-mouse-enteric-nervous-system-progenitor-cells-is-controlled-by-endothelin-3-and-requires-regulation-of-ednrb-by-sox10-and-zeb2
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Yuli Watanabe, Laure Stanchina, Laure Lecerf, Nadjet Gacem, Andrea Conidi, Viviane Baral, Veronique Pingault, Danny Huylebroeck, Nadege Bondurand
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Maintenance and differentiation of progenitor cells in the developing enteric nervous system (ENS) are controlled by molecules such as the signaling protein endothelin 3 (EDN3), its receptor (the endothelin receptor type B, EDNRB), and the transcription factors SRY-box 10 (SOX10) and zinc finger E-box binding homeobox 2 (ZEB2). We used enteric progenitor cell (EPC) cultures and mice to study the roles of these proteins in enteric neurogenesis and their cross regulation...
January 4, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060893/positioning-of-tacrolimus-for-the-treatment-of-diabetic-nephropathy-based-on-computational-network-analysis
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Constantin Aschauer, Paul Perco, Andreas Heinzel, Judith Sunzenauer, Rainer Oberbauer
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate tacrolimus as therapeutic option for diabetic nephropathy (DN) based on molecular profile and network-based molecular model comparisons. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We generated molecular models representing pathophysiological mechanisms of DN and tacrolimus mechanism of action (MoA) based on literature derived data and transcriptomics datasets. Shared enriched molecular pathways were identified based on both model datasets. A newly generated transcriptomics dataset studying the effect of tacrolimus on mesangial cells in vitro was added to identify mechanisms in DN pathophysiology...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059438/optimized-method-for-isolating-highly-purified-and-functional-porcine-aortic-endothelial-and-smooth-muscle-cells
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Farideh Beigi, Mitalben Patel, Marco A Morales-Garza, Caitlin Winebrenner, Andrea S Gobin, Eric Chau, Luiz C Sampaio, Doris A Taylor
BACKGROUND: Numerous protocols exist for isolating aortic endothelial and smooth muscle cells from small animals. However, establishing a protocol for isolating pure cell populations from large animal vessels that are more elastic has been challenging. We developed a simple sequential enzymatic approach to isolate highly purified populations of porcine aortic endothelial and smooth muscle cells. METHODS: The lumen of a porcine aorta was filled with 25 U/mL dispase solution and incubated at 37°C to dissociate the endothelial cells...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057852/endothelin-1-and-et-receptors-impair-left-ventricular-function-by-mediated-coronary-arteries-dysfunction-in-chronic-intermittent-hypoxia-rats
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Jin-Wei Wang, Ai-Ying Li, Qiu-Hong Guo, Ya-Jing Guo, James W Weiss, En-Sheng Ji
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) results in cardiac dysfunction and vascular endothelium injury. Chronic intermittent hypoxia (CIH), the main characteristic of OSAS, is considered to be mainly responsible for cardiovascular system impairment. This study is aimed to evaluate the role of endothelin-1(ET-1) system in coronary injury and cardiac dysfunction in CIH rats. In our study, Sprague-Dawley rats were exposed to CIH (FiO2 9% for 1.5 min, repeated every 3 min for 8 h/d, 7 days/week for 3 weeks). After 3 weeks, the left ventricular developed pressure (LVDP) and coronary resistance (CR) were measured with the langendorff mode in isolated hearts...
January 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053559/systemic-lupus-erythematosus-and-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-links-risks-and-management-strategies
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REVIEW
Konstantinos Tselios, Dafna D Gladman, Murray B Urowitz
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is characterized by the second highest prevalence of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), after systemic sclerosis, among the connective tissue diseases. SLE-associated PAH is hemodynamically defined by increased mean pulmonary artery pressure at rest (≥25 mmHg) with normal pulmonary capillary wedge pressure (≤15 mmHg) and increased pulmonary vascular resistance. Estimated prevalence ranges from 0.5% to 17.5% depending on the diagnostic method used and the threshold of right ventricular systolic pressure in studies using transthoracic echocardiogram...
2017: Open Access Rheumatology: Research and Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049937/neurohumoral-and-endothelial-responses-to-heated-water-based-exercise-in-resistant-hypertensive-patients
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Lais Galvani de Barros Cruz, Edimar Alcides Bocchi, Guido Grassi, Guilherme Veiga Guimaraes
BACKGROUND: The neurohumoral and endothelial responses to the blood pressure (BP) lowering effects of heated water-based exercise (HEx) in resistant hypertension (HT) patients remain undefined.Methods and Results:We investigated these in 44 true resistant HT patients (age 53.3±0.9 years, mean±SEM). They were randomized and allocated to 2 groups, 28 to a HEx training protocol, which consisted of callisthenic exercises and walking in a heated pool for 1 h, three times weekly for 12 weeks and 16 patients to a control group maintaining their habitual activities...
December 29, 2016: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049880/pharmacological-and-clinical-profile-of-a-novel-dual-endothelin-receptor-antagonist-macitentan-opsumit-%C3%A2
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Shuya Takahashi, Ritsuko Horie, Yoshinari Yokoyama
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Nihon Yakurigaku Zasshi. Folia Pharmacologica Japonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049696/endothelium-derived-c-type-natriuretic-peptide-contributes-to-blood-pressure-regulation-by-maintaining-endothelial-integrity
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Kazuhiro Nakao, Koichiro Kuwahara, Toshio Nishikimi, Yasuaki Nakagawa, Hideyuki Kinoshita, Takeya Minami, Yoshihiro Kuwabara, Chinatsu Yamada, Yuko Yamada, Takeshi Tokudome, Chiaki Nagai-Okatani, Naoto Minamino, Yoko M Nakao, Shinji Yasuno, Kenji Ueshima, Masakatsu Sone, Takeshi Kimura, Kenji Kangawa, Kazuwa Nakao
We previously reported the secretion of C-type natriuretic peptide (CNP) from vascular endothelial cells and proposed the existence of a vascular natriuretic peptide system composed of endothelial CNP and smooth muscle guanylyl cyclase-B (GC-B), the CNP receptor, and involved in the regulation of vascular tone, remodeling, and regeneration. In this study, we assessed the functional significance of this system in the regulation of blood pressure in vivo using vascular endothelial cell-specific CNP knockout and vascular smooth muscle cell-specific GC-B knockout mice...
January 3, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039519/adipokines-a-possible-contribution-to-vascular-and-bone-remodeling-in-idiopathic-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Evgenia A Kochetkova, Ludmila G Ugai, Yuliya V Maistrovskaia, Vera A Nevzorova
Osteoporosis is a major comorbidity of cardio-respiratory diseases, but the mechanistic links between pulmonary arterial hypertension and bone remain elusive. The purpose of the stud was to evaluate serum adipokines and endothelin-1 (ET-1) levels in the patients with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (IPAH) NYHA class III-IV and to determine its associations with bone mineral density (BMD). Pulmonary and hemodynamic parameters, BMD Z-scores at the lumbar spine (LS) and femoral neck (FN), serum leptin, adiponectin, visfatin and endothelin-1 (ET-1), were evaluated in 32 patients with IPAH NYHA class III-IV and 30 healthy volunteers...
December 30, 2016: Calcified Tissue International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039404/free-radical-scavenging-decreases-endothelin-1-excretion-and-glomerular-albumin-permeability-during-type-1-diabetes
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Mohamed A Saleh, Carmen De Miguel, David I Stevens, Pamela K Carmines, David M Pollock, Jennifer S Pollock
Increased renal endothelin-1 (ET-1) production and an ETA receptor-dependent increase in glomerular albumin permeability (Palb) accompany type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1D). We hypothesized that T1D-induced oxidative stress contributes to renal ET-1 production and glomerular Palb Male rats with streptozotocin-induced T1D were provided free access to drinking water without additives (T1D rats) or containing the free radical scavenger tempol (1 mmol/L; T1D+Tempol). After 3 weeks, T1D+Tempol rats displayed lower urinary excretion of thiobarbituric acid reactive substances and glomerular superoxide production (dihydroethidium staining) compared to T1D rats...
December 2016: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039024/effects-of-age-and-caloric-restriction-in-the-vascular-response-of-renal-arteries-to-endothelin-1-in-rats
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Sara Amor, Angel Luis García-Villalón, Carmen Rubio, Jose Ma Carrascosa, Luis Monge, Nuria Fernández, Beatriz Martín-Carro, Miriam Granado
Cardiovascular alterations are the most prevalent cause of impaired physiological function in aged individuals with kidney being one the most affected organs. Aging-induced alterations in renal circulation are associated with a decrease in endothelium-derived relaxing factors such as nitric oxide (NO) and with an increase in contracting factors such as endothelin-1(ET-1). As caloric restriction (CR) exerts beneficial effects preventing some of the aging-induced alterations in cardiovascular system, the aim of this study was to analyze the effects of age and caloric restriction in the vascular response of renal arteries to ET-1 in aged rats...
December 27, 2016: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038820/plasma-big-endothelin-1-levels-at-admission-and-future-cardiovascular-outcomes-a-cohort-study-in-patients-with-stable-coronary-artery-disease
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Bing-Yang Zhou, Yuan-Lin Guo, Na-Qiong Wu, Cheng-Gang Zhu, Ying Gao, Ping Qing, Xiao-Lin Li, Yao Wang, Qian Dong, Geng Liu, Rui Xia Xu, Chuan-Jue Cui, Jing Sun, Jian-Jun Li
BACKGROUND: Big endothelin-1 (ET-1) has been proposed as a novel prognostic indicator of acute coronary syndrome, while its predicting role of cardiovascular outcomes in patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD) is unclear. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 3154 consecutive patients with stable CAD were enrolled and followed up for 24months. The outcomes included all-cause death, non-fatal myocardial infarction, stroke and unplanned revascularization (percutaneous coronary intervention and coronary artery bypass grafting)...
December 21, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035219/the-role-of-polymorphism-of-interleukin-2-10-13-and-tnf-%C3%AE-genes-in-cutaneous-t-cell-lymphoma-pathogenesis
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Boguslaw Nedoszytko, Berenika Olszewska, Jadwiga Roszkiewicz, Jolanta Glen, Monika Zabłotna, Hanna Ługowska-Umer, Roman Nowicki, Małgorzata Sokołowska-Wojdyło
INTRODUCTION: As the pathogenesis of cutaneous T-cell lymphomas (CTCL) is not fully understood, inherited gene polymorphisms are considered to play a role in the development of lymphomas. AIM: To investigate whether certain gene polymorphisms might be involved in the development of CTCL. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In the case-control study we compared the frequency of nine selected single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) of seven genes (rs1800587/-889 C/T of interleukin (IL)-1α, rs2069762/-330G/T) and rs2069763/+166G/T of IL-2, rs1800925/-1112 C/T of IL-13, rs1800896/-1082 A/G of IL-10, rs4073/-251 A/T of IL-8, rs5370/K198N, rs180054/-1370T/G of endothelin-1 and rs1800629/-308 G/A of TNF-α) in 43 CTCL and Polish cases using the amplification refractory mutation system polymerase chain reaction method...
December 2016: Postȩpy Dermatologii i Alergologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030574/endothelin-regulates-porphyromonas-gingivalis-induced-production-of-inflammatory-cytokines
#18
Ga-Yeon Son, Eun-Jung Bak, Ji-Hye Kim, Dong Eun Lee, Si-Mook Kang, So Yun Lee, Lin Choi, Ji Su Sun, Seul Ki Kim, Wonse Park, Baek Il Kim, Yun-Jung Yoo, Inik Chang, Dong Min Shin
Periodontitis is a very common oral inflammatory disease that results in the destruction of supporting connective and osseous tissues of the teeth. Although the exact etiology is still unclear, Gram-negative bacteria, especially Porphyromonas gingivalis in subgingival pockets are thought to be one of the major etiologic agents of periodontitis. Endothelin (ET) is a family of three 21-amino acid peptides, ET-1, -2, and -3, that activate G protein-coupled receptors, ETA and ETB. Endothelin is involved in the occurrence and progression of various inflammatory diseases...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029743/statins-ameliorate-pulmonary-hypertension-secondary-to-left-ventricular-dysfunction-through-the-rho-kinase-pathway-and-nadph-oxidase
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I-Chen Chen, Mian-Shin Tan, Bin-Nan Wu, Chee-Yin Chai, Jwu-Lai Yeh, Shah-Hwa Chou, Ing-Jun Chen, Zen-Kong Dai
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a devastating disorder, for which no therapy is curative. It has been reported that pulmonary vascular remodeling, associated with increasing mean pulmonary arterial pressure and upregulated expression of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS), endothelin-1 (ET-1), RhoA/RhoH-kinase results in the development of PH. Oxidative stress and the RhoA/Rho-kinase pathway are also thought to be involved in the pathophysiology of PH. Statins are 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase inhibitors (HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors) with pleiotropic effects and are potential agents for the treatment of PH...
December 28, 2016: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028682/interstitial-lung-disease-increases-mortality-in-systemic-sclerosis-patients-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-without-affecting-hemodynamics-and-exercise-capacity
#20
M Michelfelder, M Becker, A Riedlinger, E Siegert, D Drömann, X Yu, F Petersen, G Riemekasten
Published data suggest that coexisting interstitial lung disease (ILD) has an impact on mortality in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) and pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), but there is scarce knowledge if this is reflected by hemodynamics, exercise capacity, autoantibody profile, or pulmonary function. In this partially retrospective study, 27 SSc-PAH patients were compared to 24 SSc-PAH patients with coexisting ILD respecting to survival, pulmonary function, hemodynamics, exercise capacity, and laboratory parameters...
December 27, 2016: Clinical Rheumatology
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