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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222290/chronic-organ-failure-in-adult-sickle-cell-disease
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REVIEW
Elliott Vichinsky
Sickle cell disease is now a chronic adult illness characterized by progressive multiorgan failure, particularly involving the brain and kidney. The etiology is multifactorial; it includes hemolysis and nitric oxide deficiency. As patients age, most experience neurologic insult. Twenty-five percent of older adults have had a clinical stroke and at least half of the population have had a silent infarct, cortical atrophy, and neurocognitive impairment. Periodic screening with neuroimaging and neurocognitive testing is recommended...
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221768/current-interpretation-of-myocardial-stunning
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REVIEW
Andrea Igoren Guaricci, Gabriella Bulzis, Gianluca Pontone, Pietro Scicchitano, Rossella Carbonara, Mark Rabbat, Delia De Santis, Marco Matteo Ciccone
Myocardial stunning is a temporary post-ischemic cardiac mechanical dysfunction. As such, it is a heterogeneous entity and different conditions can promote its occurrence. Transient coronary occlusion, increased production of catecholamines and endothelin, and myocardial inflammation are all possible causes of myocardial stunning. Possible underlying mechanisms include an oxyradical hypothesis, calcium overload, decreased responsiveness of myofilaments to calcium, and excitation-contraction uncoupling due to sarcoplasmic reticulum dysfunction...
November 27, 2017: Trends in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217423/pre-transplant-at1r-antibodies-correlate-with-early-allograft-rejection
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Alison J Gareau, Chris Wiebe, Denise Pochinco, Ian W Gibson, Julie Ho, David N Rush, Peter W Nickerson
Studies investigating the potential pathogenic effects of non-HLA antibodies (Ab) have identified Ab against the angiotensin II type 1 receptor (AT1R-Ab) as a risk factor for rejection and kidney graft loss. This study sought to validate the risk of AT1R-Ab for acute rejection and to explore the role of other non-HLA Abs in this capacity. Pre- and post-transplant sera from a cohort of 101 patients (n=453 samples total) were tested for AT1R-Ab and other non-HLA Ab using a commercially available ELISA kit and the Luminex platform, respectively...
December 4, 2017: Transplant Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216636/reduction-of-uterine-perfusion-pressure-induced-redistribution-of-endothelin-receptor-type-b-between-the-intima-and-media-contributes-to-the-pathogenesis-of-pregnancy-induced-hypertension
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Yuan Sun, Xicheng Zhang, Zhaolei Chen, Miao Xu, Minghui Ou
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Studies have shown that a change in endothelin receptor expression in the artery is related to pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH). However, the mechanism underlying this change remains unclear. METHODS: To test whether the distribution of endothelin receptor type-A (ETAR) and type-B (ETBR) plays an important role in PIH, a reduction of uterine perfusion pressure (RUPP) rat model was used to mimic some of the features of PIH; the resulting variable endothelin receptor expression was investigated in the media and intima of the aorta...
December 6, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216632/perturbations-in-endothelial-dysfunction-associated-pathways-in-the-nitrofen-induced-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia-model
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Siqin Zhaorigetu, Henry Bair, Jonathan Lu, Di Jin, Scott D Olson, Matthew T Harting
Although it is well known that nitrofen induces congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH), including CDH-associated lung hypoplasia and pulmonary hypertension (PH) in rodents, the mechanism of pathogenesis remains largely unclear. It has been reported that pulmonary artery (PA) endothelial cell (EC) dysfunction contributes to the development of PH in CDH. Thus, we hypothesized that there is significant alteration of endothelial dysfunction-associated proteins in nitrofen-induced CDH PAs. Pregnant SD rats received either nitrofen or olive oil on gestational day 9...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Vascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216624/sildenafil-viagra%C3%A2-prevents-cox-1-txa2-pathway-mediated-vascular-hypercontractility-in-apoe-mice
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Marcos A S Leal, Ananda T Dias, Marcella L Porto, Bruna F Brun, Agata L Gava, Silvana S Meyrelles, José Gil-Longo, Manuel Campos-Toimil, Thiago M C Pereira, Elisardo C Vasquez
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The atherosclerotic apolipoprotein E-deficient (apoE-/-) mouse exhibits impaired vasodilation and enhanced vasoconstriction responsiveness. The objectives of this study were: a) to determine the relative contribution of cyclooxygenases (Cox-1 and Cox-2), thromboxane A2 (TXA2) and endothelin-1 (ET-1) to enhancing vascular hyperresponsiveness in this model of atherosclerosis and b) to investigate the beneficial effects of the phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitor sildenafil on this endothelial dysfunction...
December 7, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214526/high-intensity-interval-training-lowers-blood-pressure-and-improves-apelin-and-nox-plasma-levels-in-older-treated-hypertensive-individuals
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Mohammad Reza Izadi, Alireza Ghardashi Afousi, Maryam Asvadi Fard, Mohammad Ali Babaee Bigi
Hypertension is the major risk factor for cardiovascular diseases and is one of the primary causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Apelin levels and NO bioavailability are impaired in older hypertensive patients. Exercise is an effective intervention for treating hypertension. Our purpose was to evaluate the effect of high-intensity interval training on blood pressure, apelin, and NOx plasma levels in older treated hypertensive individuals. Thirty treated hypertensive subjects (61.70 ± 5.78 years, 17 males, 13 females) were randomly divided into 6 weeks of high-intensity interval training (n = 15) and control (n = 15)...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212952/dysregulated-aldosterone-secretion-in-persons-of-african-descent-with-endothelin-1-gene-variants
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Jia W Tan, Tina Gupta, Worapaka Manosroi, Tham M Yao, Paul N Hopkins, Jonathan S Williams, Gail K Adler, Jose R Romero, Gordon H Williams
Compared with persons of European descent (ED), persons of African descent (AD) have lower aldosterone (ALDO) levels, with the assumption being that the increased cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk associated with AD is not related to ALDO. However, the appropriateness of the ALDO levels for the volume status in AD is unclear. We hypothesized that, even though ALDO levels are lower in AD, they are inappropriately increased, and therefore, ALDO could mediate the increased CVD in AD. To test this hypothesis, we analyzed data from HyperPATH - 1,788 individuals from the total cohort and 765 restricted to ED-to-AD in a 2:1 match and genotyped for the endothelin-1 gene (EDN1)...
December 7, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212810/heme-oxygenase-1-is-a-potent-inhibitor-of-placental-ischemia-mediated-endothelin-1-production-in-cultured-human-glomerular-endothelial-cells
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Bhavisha A Bakrania, Frank T Spradley, Simon C Satchell, David E Stec, John M Rimoldi, Rama S V Gadepalli, Joey P Granger
Preeclampsia is a pregnancy-specific disorder of maternal hypertension and reduced renal hemodynamics linked to reduced endothelial function. Placental ischemia is thought to be the culprit of this disease, as it causes the release of factors like tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α that induce vascular endothelin-1 (ET-1) production. Interestingly, placental ischemia-induced hypertension in rats (reduced uterine perfusion pressure, RUPP model) is abolished by ETA receptor blockade, suggesting a critical role for ET-1...
December 6, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212172/safflor-yellow-b-reduces-hypoxia-mediated-vasoconstriction-by-regulating-endothelial-micro-ribonucleic-acid-nitric-oxide-synthase-signaling
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Chaoyun Wang, Ying Yang, Miao Li, Xin Liu, Qiaoyun Wang, Wenyu Xin, Hongliu Sun, Qingyin Zheng
Hypoxia-induced generation of vasoconstrictors reduces cerebral blood flow (CBF) while nitric oxide (NO) synthase (NOS) and microRNAs (miRNA) in endothelial cells (ECs) suppress vasoconstriction. Safflor yellow B (SYB), a natural plant compound, previously attenuated angiotensin II-mediated injury of ECs and maintained endothelial function. This study investigated the putative involvement of NOS and miRNAs in SYB-mediated resistance to hypoxia-induced vasoconstriction. In vivo, chronic hypoxia was induced in rats, and SYB was administered intravenously...
November 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212079/plasma-et-1-concentrations-are-elevated-in-pregnant-women-with-hypertension-meta-analysis-of-clinical-studies
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Yong-Ping Lu, Ahmed Abdallah Hasan, Shufei Zeng, Berthold Hocher
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The ET system might be involved in the pathogenesis of hypertensive disorders during pregnancy. The objective is to analyse the impact of ET-1 in hypertensive pregnant women by a strict meta-analysis of published human clinical studies. METHODS: Based on the principle of Cochrane systematic reviews, Cohort studies in PubMed (Medline), Google Scholar and China Biological Medicine Database (CBM-disc) designed to identify the role of endothelin-1 (ET-1) in the pathophysiology of gestational hypertension and preeclampsia were screened...
November 28, 2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210632/role-of-matrix-metalloproteinases-in-degenerative-kidney-disorders
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Shifa Narula, Chanderdeep Tandon, Simran Tandon
Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are members of calcium dependent-zinc containing endopeptidases that play a pivotal role in extracellular matrix (ECM) remodeling. MMPs are also known to cleave non-matrix proteins, including cell surface receptors, TNF-α, angiotensin-II, growth factors, (especially transforming growth factor-β1, ΤGF-β1) plasminogen, endothelin and other bioactive molecules. The tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases (TIMPs) inhibit the activity of MMPs and decrease ECM degradation. Various patho-physiological conditions have been linked with the imbalance of ECM synthesis and degradation...
December 5, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208243/resveratrol-mitigates-trophoblast-and-endothelial-dysfunction-partly-via-activation-of-nuclear-factor-erythroid-2-related-factor-2
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Seshini Gurusinghe, Annie G Cox, Rahana Rahman, Siow T Chan, Ruth Muljadi, Harmeet Singh, Bryan Leaw, Joanne C Mockler, Sarah A Marshall, Padma Murthi, Rebecca Lim, Euan M Wallace
INTRODUCTION: Maternal endothelial dysfunction underlying preeclampsia arises from excessive placental release of anti-angiogenic factors, such as soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase-1 (sFlt1), soluble endoglin (sEng) and activin A. Resveratrol, an activator of the nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor-2 (Nrf2) transcription factor, mediates the gene expression of antioxidant and vasoprotective factors that may counter the endothelial damage imposed by these anti-angiogenic factors. The objective of this study was to assess whether resveratrol could reduce placental oxidative stress and production of anti-angiogenic factors in vitro and/or improve in vitro markers of endothelial dysfunction via Nrf2 activation...
December 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207193/all%C3%A2-trans-retinoic-acid-reduces-endothelin%C3%A2-1-expression-and-increases-endothelial-nitric-oxide-synthase-phosphorylation-in-rabbits-with-atherosclerosis
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Linlin Tao, Yumei Nie, Ganxian Wang, Yanhui Ding, Junli Ding, Fangyuan Xiong, Songtao Tang, Yuan Wang, Birong Zhou, Huaqing Zhu
All-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) is a natural derivative of vitamin A that ameliorates atherosclerosis (AS) by regulating inflammatory factors. However, studies concerning the role of retinoic acid in artery endothelial function are rare. Therefore, the present study investigated its role in regulating the production of endothelin‑1 (ET‑1) and nitric oxide (NO) in rabbits with AS. The rabbits were randomly divided into 3 groups: The control group was administered an ordinary diet, while the high fat group and the ATRA drug intervention group were administered a high fat diet...
November 27, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207043/naringenin-induces-laxative-effects-by-upregulating-the-expression-levels-of-c-kit-and-scf-as-well-as-those-of-aquaporin-3-in-mice-with-loperamide-induced-constipation
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Jianqiao Yin, Yichao Liang, Dalu Wang, Zhaopeng Yan, Hongzhuan Yin, Di Wu, Qi Su
Constipation is a common affliction which causes discomfort and affects the quality of life of affected individuals. Naringenin (NAR), a natural flavonoid widely found in citrus fruits and tomatoes, has been reported to exhibit various pharmacological effects, such as anti-inflammatory, anti-atherogenic, anti-mutagenic, hepatoprotective and anticancer effects. Increasing evidence has indicated that NAR has potential for use in the treatment of constipation. Thus, the aim of this study was to evaluate the laxative effects of NAR in mice with loperamide-induced (Lop-induced) constipation...
December 1, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204954/chronic-fluoxetine-induces-activity-changes-in-recovery-from-poststroke-anxiety-depression-and-cognitive-impairment
#16
Faranak Vahid-Ansari, Paul R Albert
Poststroke depression (PSD) is a common outcome of stroke that limits recovery and is only partially responsive to chronic antidepressant treatment. In order to elucidate changes in the cortical-limbic circuitry associated with PSD and its treatment, we examined a novel mouse model of persistent PSD. Focal endothelin-1-induced ischemia of the left medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) in male C57BL6 mice resulted in a chronic anxiety and depression phenotype. Here, we show severe cognitive impairment in spatial learning and memory in the stroke mice...
December 4, 2017: Neurotherapeutics: the Journal of the American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203627/favorable-vascular-actions-of-angiotensin-1-7-in-human-obesity
#17
Francesca Schinzari, Manfredi Tesauro, Augusto Veneziani, Nadia Mores, Nicola Di Daniele, Carmine Cardillo
Obese patients have vascular dysfunction related to impaired insulin-stimulated vasodilation and increased endothelin-1-mediated vasoconstriction. In contrast to the harmful vascular actions of angiotensin (Ang) II, the angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 product Ang-(1-7) has shown to exert cardiovascular and metabolic benefits in experimental models through stimulation of the Mas receptor. We, therefore, examined the effects of exogenous Ang-(1-7) on vasodilator tone and endothelin-1-dependent vasoconstriction in obese patients...
December 4, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203280/reduced-post-stroke-glial-scarring-in-the-infant-primate-brain-reflects-age-related-differences-in-the-regulation-of-astrogliosis
#18
Leon Teo, Anthony G Boghdadi, Mitchell de Souza, James A Bourne
Ischemic stroke remains a leading cause of disability worldwide. Surviving patients often suffer permanent neurological impairments, and spontaneous recovery rarely occurs. However, observations that early-life brain injuries, including strokes, elicit less severe long-term functional impairments, compared to adults, continue to intrigue. While much research has focussed on neuronal changes and plasticity, less is known regarding the regulation of astrogliosis and glial scar formation after a stroke at different stages of life...
December 1, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202895/bilateral-ischaemic-lesions-of-the-medial-prefrontal-cortex-are-anxiogenic-in-the-rat
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Robert A Déziel, R Andrew Tasker
OBJECTIVE: Stroke patients often suffer from delayed disturbances of mood and cognition. In rodents, the prefrontal cortex (PFC) is involved in both higher order cognition and emotion. Our objective was to determine if bilateral focal ischaemic lesions restricted to the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) could be used to model post-stroke anxiety and/or cognitive deficits. METHODS: Groups of adult male Sprague-Dawley rats (n=9) received bilateral injections of either endothelin-1 (ET-1) (400 pmol) or vehicle (artificial cerebrospinal fluid) into the mPFC and were tested at various times using both a test of temporal order memory and in an elevated plus maze...
December 5, 2017: Acta Neuropsychiatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201228/insect-tea-attenuates-hydrochloric-acid-and-ethanol-induced-mice-acute-gastric-injury
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Xin Zhao, Qiang Cheng, Yu Qian, Ruokun Yi, Lianjie Gu, Shanshan Wang, Jia-Le Song
The aim of the present study was to investigate the protective effect of insect tea on HCl/ethanol-induced gastric ulcers in ICR mice. The serum levels of vasoactive intestinal peptide, substance P, somatostatin, motilin and endothelin-1 in mice were assessed using commercial kits and gastric tissues of superoxide dismutase (SOD, nitric oxide (NO) and malondialdehyde (MDA) were determined using western blot analysis Insect tea significantly reduced HCl/ethanol-induced gastric juice secretion and increased the pH of gastric juice (P<0...
November 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
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