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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741727/placental-pericytes-and-cytomegalovirus-infectivity-implications-for-hcmv-placental-pathology-and-congenital-disease
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David M Aronoff, Hernan Correa, Lisa M Rogers, Ravit Arav-Boger, Donald J Alcendor
PROBLEM: Placental pericytes are essential for placental microvascular function, stability, and integrity. Mechanisms of human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) pathogenesis incorporating placental pericytes are unknown. METHOD OF STUDY: HCMV-infected placental tissue was stained by dual-labeled immunohistochemistry. Primary placental pericytes, cytotrophoblasts, and villous fibroblasts were exposed to HCMV; and infectivity was analyzed by microscopy and immunofluorescence...
July 25, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741440/commentary-on-some-recent-theses-relevant-to-combating-aging-august-2017
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Benjamin Zealley, Aubrey D N J de Grey
Theses reviewed in this issue include "Engineering Cellular Input-Output for the Robust Control of Mammalian Cell-Based Therapies"; "Enzyme-Instructed Self-Assembly (EISA) Selectively Targets Cancer Cells"; "Exploration of helminth-derived immunoregulatory molecules as options for therapeutic intervention in allograft rejection and autoimmune disease"; "Expression of the Medial HOXA genes is indispensible for self-renewal in human hematopoietic stem cells"; "Gamma frequency entrainment attenuates amyloid load and modifies microglia"; and "Heterogeneous Distribution of Microvascular Blood Flow Contributes to Impaired Skeletal Muscle Oxygenation in Diabetes"...
July 25, 2017: Rejuvenation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741167/microvascular-ultrastructural-changes-precede-cognitive-impairment-in-the-murine-appswe-ps1de9-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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Patricia Kelly, Paul Denver, Simon C Satchell, Maximilian Ackermann, Moritz A Konerding, Christopher A Mitchell
Cerebral and systemic organ microvascular pathologies coexist with human Alzheimer's disease (AD) neuropathology. In this study, we hypothesised that both cerebral and systemic microvascular pathologies exist in 4- to 5-month-old male APPswe/PS1dE9 (APP/PS1) transgenic mice prior to the onset of cognitive impairment. To assess this we examined recognition memory in both wild-type and APP/PS1 mice using the object recognition task (ORT; n = 11 per group) and counted thioflavin-S-positive plaques in brain (n = 6 per group)...
July 25, 2017: Angiogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734674/retinal-exposure-to-high-glucose-condition-modifies-the-gabaergic-system-regulation-by-nitric-oxide
#4
R Carpi-Santos, R S Maggesissi, M P Von Seehausen, K C Calaza
Diabetic retinopathy is a severe retinal complication that diabetic patients are susceptible to present. Although this disease is currently characterized as a microvascular disease, there is growing evidence that neural changes occur and maybe precede vascular impairments. Using chicken retina, an avascular tissue with no direct contact with blood vessels and neural retina, this study aimed to evaluate the influence of acute exposure to high glucose concentration in the retinal GABAergic system, and the role of nitric oxide (NO) in this modulation...
July 19, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734673/somatostatin-protects-human-retinal-pericytes-from-inflammation-mediated-by-microglia
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Aurora Mazzeo, Ana I Arroba, Elena Beltramo, Angela M Valverde, Massimo Porta
Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is usually considered a microvascular disease. However, involvement of the neuroretina in the early stages of DR has recently gained major credit. Inflammatory processes, leading to glial activation and neuronal apoptosis, develop early in the retina of diabetic subjects. Pericytes constitute a link between the vascular and the neural retina, play a central role in blood-retinal barrier maintenance, and may influence neuroinflammation. Somatostatin (SST) is a potent neuroprotective factor, which is down-regulated during early DR...
July 19, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733364/magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-myocardial-strain-after-acute-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-a-systematic-review
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Kenneth Mangion, Christie McComb, Daniel A Auger, Frederick H Epstein, Colin Berry
The purpose of this systematic review is to provide a clinically relevant, disease-based perspective on myocardial strain imaging in patients with acute myocardial infarction or stable ischemic heart disease. Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging uniquely integrates myocardial function with pathology. Therefore, this review focuses on strain imaging with cardiac magnetic resonance. We have specifically considered the relationships between left ventricular (LV) strain, infarct pathologies, and their associations with prognosis...
August 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733074/non-invasive-assessment-of-microvascular-dysfunction-in-patients-with-microvascular-angina
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Caroline Jaarsma, Hans Vink, Judith van Haare, Sebastiaan C A M Bekkers, Bart D van Rooijen, Walter H Backes, Joachim E Wildberger, Harry J Crijns, Jurgen van Teeffelen, Simon Schalla
BACKGROUND: We aimed to evaluate the microvascular function in patients with microvascular angina (MVA) by assessing 1) the endothelial glycocalyx barrier properties using sublingual microscopy, and 2) the myocardial perfusion reserve using cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging. METHODS: Sublingual microscopy was performed in 13 MVA patients (angina pectoris, ST-depression on treadmill testing, normal coronary angiogram) and compared with 2 control groups of 13 volunteers and 14 patients with known obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD)...
July 18, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732365/preoperative-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-and-tumor-related-factors-to-predict-microvascular-invasion-in-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Yanlong Yu, Jiuling Song, Ran Zhang, Zhonghua Liu, Qiang Li, Ying Shi, Ying Chen, Jinming Chen
Small hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is less invasive and has a better prognosis, but it still has a high recurrence rate. Microvascular invasion (MVI), as a poor prognostic indicator, is of great importance for treating of patients with HCC. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the predictive value of preoperative neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio and possible clinical parameters to MVI in patients with HCC. A total of 157 operable patients with HCC having a tumor diameter of less than or equal to 5 cm were enrolled in this study...
July 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731489/sexual-health-adherence-to-mediterranean-diet-body-weight-physical-activity-and-mental-state-factors-correlated-to-each-other
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Pier A Della Camera, Simone Morselli, Gianmartin Cito, Giovanni Tasso, Andrea Cocci, Nicola Laruccia, Fabrizio Travaglini, Dario Del Fabbro, Antonio R Mottola, Mauro Gacci, Sergio Serni, Marco Carini, Alessandro Natali
INTRODUCTION: Mediterranean diet has shown a protective role against cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer onset, microvascular damage and dementia in many trials. Our purpose is the assessment of a correlation between physical activity, Mediterranean diet, body mass index (BMI), depression and erection disorder (ED). METHODS: After having signed disclaimer to the study participation, we administered the IIEF 15 questionnaire (International Index of Erectil Function), the Hamilton questionnaire for major depression, the Med-Diet Questionnaire, the Ipaq Questionnaire (International Index of Physical Activity) to 245 patients and calculated the BMI...
July 14, 2017: Urologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730529/role-of-the-golgi-apparatus-in-the-blood-brain-barrier-golgi-protection-may-be-a-targeted-therapy-for-neurological-diseases
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REVIEW
Shuwen Deng, Hui Liu, Ke Qiu, Hong You, Qiang Lei, Wei Lu
The blood-brain barrier (BBB) protects the brain from toxic material in the blood, provides nutrients for brain tissues, and screens harmful substances from the brain. The specific brain microvascular endothelial cells (BMVECs), tight junction between endothelial cells, and astrocytes ensure proper function of the central nervous system (CNS). Pathological factors disrupt the integrity of the BBB by destroying the normal function of endothelial cells and decreasing the production of tight junction proteins or the expression of proteins specifically localized on astrocytes...
July 20, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729391/edward-f-adolph-distinguished-lecture-skin-deep-insights-into-vascular-aging
#11
W Larry Kenney
The skin is an accessible model circulation for studying vascular function and dysfunction across the lifespan. Age-related changes, as well as those associated with disease progression, often appear first in the cutaneous circulation. Further, impaired vascular signaling and attendant endothelial dysfunction -- one of the earliest indicators of cardiovascular pathogenesis -- occurs in a similar fashion across multiple tissue beds throughout the body including the skin. Because microvascular dysfunction is a better predictor of long term outcomes and adverse cardiovascular events than is large vessel disease, understanding age-associated changes in the control of the human cutaneous microcirculation is important...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729036/molecular-mechanisms-of-renal-aging
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REVIEW
Roland Schmitt, Anette Melk
Epidemiologic, clinical, and molecular evidence suggest that aging is a major contributor to the increasing incidence of acute kidney injury and chronic kidney disease. The aging kidney undergoes complex changes that predispose to renal pathology. The underlying molecular mechanisms could be the target of therapeutic strategies in the future. Here, we summarize recent insight into cellular and molecular processes that have been shown to contribute to the renal aging phenotype.The main clinical finding of renal aging is the decrease in glomerular filtration rate, and its structural correlate is the loss of functioning nephrons...
July 17, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728985/adjuvant-hepatic-arterial-infusion-chemotherapy-is-beneficial-for-selective-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-undergoing-surgical-treatment
#13
Jui-Hu Hsiao, Cheng-Chung Tsai, Tsung-Jung Liang, Chia-Ling Chiang, Huei-Lung Liang, I-Shu Chen, Yu-Chia Chen, Po-Ming Chang, Nan-Hua Chou, Being-Whey Wang
BACKGROUND: Recurrence rate after curative surgical resection of Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remains high. Postoperative hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy (HAIC) has been suggested to improve survival. This study is to investigate the efficacy of HAIC in the patients with poor tumor factors such as vascular invasion or multiplicity. METHODS: From 2006 to 2014, 221 patients with HCC undergoing hepatectomy and pathologically staged as ≧ T2 (American Joint Committee on Cancer TNM staging system, 7th edition) were included...
July 17, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724746/therapeutic-targeting-tumor-progression-locus-2-tpl2-activating-transcription-factor-4-atf4-chemokine-stromal-cell-derived-factor-%C3%AE-sdf1%C3%AE-axis-suppresses-diabetic-retinopathy
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De-Wei Lai, Keng-Hung Lin, Wayne Huey-Herng Sheu, Maw-Rong Lee, Chung-Yu Chen, Wen-Jane Lee, Yi-Wen Hung, Chin-Chang Shen, Tsung-Ju Chung, Shing-Hwa Liu, Meei-Ling Sheu
Rationale: Diabetic retinopathy is characterized by vasopermeability, vascular leakage, inflammation, blood-retinal barrier breakdown, capillary degeneration and neovascularization. However, the mechanisms underlying the association between diabetes and progression retinopathy remain unclear. Objective: Tumor progression locus 2 (TPL2), a serine-threonine protein kinase, exerts a pathological effect on vascular angiogenesis. This study investigated the role of N(ε)-(carboxymethyl)lysine (CML), a major advanced glycation end products, and the involved TPL2-related molecular signals in diabetic retinopathy using models of in vitro and in vivo and human samples...
July 19, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724574/the-microvascular-niche-instructs-t-cells-in-large-vessel-vasculitis-via-the-vegf-jagged1-notch-pathway
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Zhenke Wen, Yi Shen, Gerald Berry, Farhad Shahram, Yinyin Li, Ryu Watanabe, Yaping Joyce Liao, Jörg J Goronzy, Cornelia M Weyand
Microvascular networks in the adventitia of large arteries control access of inflammatory cells to the inner wall layers (media and intima) and thus protect the immune privilege of the aorta and its major branches. In autoimmune vasculitis giant cell arteritis (GCA), CD4 T helper 1 (TH1) and TH17 cells invade into the wall of the aorta and large elastic arteries to form tissue-destructive granulomas. Whether the disease microenvironment provides instructive cues for vasculitogenic T cells is unknown. We report that adventitial microvascular endothelial cells (mvECs) perform immunoregulatory functions by up-regulating the expression of the Notch ligand Jagged1...
July 19, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724267/association-of-neo-angiogenesis-by-cd34-expression-and-clinicopathologic-features-in-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-cervix
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Soheila Sarmadi, Narges Izadi-Mood, Fatemeh Movarei, Salma Sefidbakht, Kambiz Sotoudeh, Eesa Jahanzad
Tumor angiogenesis is one of the most important factors in tumor progression. In this study, the angiogenesis of cervical squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and its association with prognostic factors was assessed by using CD34 immunostaining marker. The microvessel density in 40 patients with cervical SCC was studied in three areas of the tumor; stromal and peripheral tumor area (combined) central stromal tumor area and peripheral tumor area and the relationship of microvascular density and survival was also evaluated...
May 2017: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723846/value-of-fractal-analysis-of-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-in-various-stages-of-diabetic-retinopathy
#17
Suruchi Bhardwaj, Edmund Tsui, Sarwar Zahid, Emma Young, Nitish Mehta, Steven Agemy, Patricia Garcia, Richard B Rosen, Joshua A Young
PURPOSE: To use fractal dimensional analysis to investigate retinal vascular disease patterns in patients with diabetic retinopathy using spectral domain optical coherence tomography angiography. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted which included 49 eyes from 26 control subjects and 58 eyes from 35 patients known to have diabetic retinopathy. Of the 58 eyes with known retinopathy, 31 were categorized as nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy (13 mild, 9 moderate, and 9 severe) and 27 were categorized as proliferative diabetic retinopathy...
July 18, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721646/non-invasive-measures-of-coronary-microcirculation-taking-the-long-road-to-the-clinic
#18
EDITORIAL
Kieran S Chung, Patricia K Nguyen
Although coronary microvascular disease is now a well-recognized entity that is associated with significant morbidity and mortality, current non-invasive strategies cannot differentiate between coronary microvascular disease (CMD) and obstructive epicardial stenosis. While the evaluation of intramyocardial blood volume as a surrogate measure for microvascular health may have limited sensitivity in early-stage disease, this strategy does enable the diagnosis of CMD in the presence of concurrent epicardial disease, bringing us one step further toward improving the management of this disease...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721157/micrornas-and-metabolic-disorders-where-are-we-heading
#19
Agnieszka Sliwinska, Marta A Kasinska, Jozef Drzewoski
MicroRNAs (miRNAs, miRs) are short, non-coding molecules engaged in normal functioning of eukaryotic cells, as negative regulators of gene expression. Since the first discovery of miRNA in the early 1990s, hundreds of different miRNAs and their targets have been identified. A growing number of studies have aimed to search for microRNAs which have a key role in the regulation of insulin signaling and metabolic homeostasis. Recent evidence indicates that dysregulation of miRNA expression is involved in the development of various diseases, including type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), obesity and cardiovascular diseases...
June 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720207/thrombotic-microangiopathy-a-multidisciplinary-team%C3%A2-approach
#20
Craig E Gordon, Vipul C Chitalia, J Mark Sloan, David J Salant, David L Coleman, Karen Quillen, Katya Ravid, Jean M Francis
Thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) is characterized by the presence of microangiopathic hemolytic anemia and thrombocytopenia along with organ dysfunction, and pathologically, by the presence of microthrombi in multiple microvascular beds. Delays in diagnosis and initiation of therapy are common due to the low incidence, variable presentation, and poor awareness of these diseases, underscoring the need for interdisciplinary approaches to clinical care for TMA. We describe a new approach to improve clinical management via a TMA team that originally stemmed from an Affinity Research Collaborative team focused on thrombosis and hemostasis...
July 15, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
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