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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340693/protective-effects-of-bezafibrate-against-elaidic-acid-induced-accumulation-of-lipid-droplets-in-monocytic-cells
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S Haj Ahmed, W Kharroubi, A Zarrouk, F Brahmi, T Nury, G Lizard, M Hammami
Some factors related to diet, such as trans fatty acids (TFA), are known to be involved in the progression of atherosclerosis in humans. Thus, the aim of our study was (i) to evaluate the effects of three dietary free fatty acids (FFA) (elaidic (EA), oleic (OA) and palmitic acid (PA)) on U937 human monocytes, and (ii) to study the eventual benefits of bezafibrate (BZF), a pan-agonist for PPAR isoforms (α, γ and δ) in U937 cells treated with FFA. Morphologic and functional changes were investigated by microscopic and flow cytometric methods...
January 2017: Current Research in Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336779/validation-of-the-semi-quantitative-static-suvr-method-for-18-f-av45-pet-by-pharmacokinetic-modeling-with-an-arterial-input-function
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Julie Ottoy, Jeroen Verhaeghe, Ellis Niemantsverdriet, Leonie Wyffels, Charisse Somers, Ellen De Roeck, Hanne Struyfs, Femke Soetewey, Steven Deleye, Tobi Van den Bossche, Sara Van Mossevelde, Sarah Ceyssens, Jan Versijpt, Sigrid Stroobants, Sebastiaan Engelborghs, Steven Staelens
Increased brain uptake of [(18)F]-AV45 visualized by PET is a key biomarker for Alzheimer's disease (AD). The standardized uptake value ratio (SUVR) is widely used for quantification, but is subject to variability based on choice of reference region and changes in cerebral blood flow. Here we validate the SUVR method against the gold standard volume of distribution (VT) to assess cross-sectional differences in plaque load. Methods: Dynamic 60-min [(18)F]-AV45 (291 ± 67 MBq) and 1-min [(15)O]-H2O (370 MBq) scans were obtained in 35 age-matched elderly subjects, including 10 probable AD dementia, 15 amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI) and 10 cognitively healthy controls (HC)...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330670/layered-fibrotic-plaques-are-the-predominant-component-in-cardiac-allograft-vasculopathy-systematic-findings-and-risk-stratification-by-oct
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Tor Skibsted Clemmensen, Niels Ramsing Holm, Hans Eiskjær, Brian Bridal Løgstrup, Evald Høj Christiansen, Jouke Dijkstra, Trine Ørhøj Barkholt, Christian Juhl Terkelsen, Michael Maeng, Steen Hvitfeldt Poulsen
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to characterize cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV) phenotypes using optical coherence tomography (OCT) and to evaluate the prognostic significance of OCT-determined CAV severity. BACKGROUND: Intravascular OCT enables in vivo characterization of CAV microstructure after heart transplantation. METHODS: Sixty-two patients undergoing heart transplantation were enrolled at routine angiography from September 2013 through October 2015 and prospectively followed until censoring on May 27, 2016...
March 10, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330651/serial-assessment-of-tissue-precursors-and%C3%A2-progression-of-coronary-calcification-analyzed-by-fusion-of-ivus-and-oct-5-year-follow-up-of-scaffolded-and-nonscaffolded-arteries
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Yaping Zeng, Hiroki Tateishi, Rafael Cavalcante, Erhan Tenekecioglu, Pannipa Suwannasom, Yohei Sotomi, Carlos Collet, Shaoping Nie, Hans Jonker, Jouke Dijkstra, Maria D Radu, Lorenz Räber, Dougal R McClean, Robert-Jan van Geuns, Evald H Christiansen, Therese Fahrni, Jacques Koolen, Yoshinobu Onuma, Nico Bruining, Patrick W Serruys
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess calcium growth with fused grayscale intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), IVUS-virtual histology, and optical coherence tomography (OCT) from baseline to 5-year follow-up in patients treated with bioresorbable vascular scaffolds. BACKGROUND: IVUS and OCT have individual strengths in assessing plaque composition and volume. Fusion of images obtained using these methods could potentially aid in coronary plaque assessment...
March 10, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329320/intravascular-multimodality-imaging-feasibility-and-role-in-the-evaluation-of-coronary-plaque-pathology
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Michael Michail, Patrick W Serruys, Rodrigue Stettler, Tom Crake, Ryo Torii, Erhan Tenekecioglu, Yaping Zeng, Yoshinobu Onuma, Anthony Mathur, Christos V Bourantas
Coronary artery disease remains the leading cause of death in the developed world. Over recent years, research has been focused on the development of diagnostic intravascular imaging techniques that enable assessment of plaque composition and morphology, and allow identification of vulnerable, high-risk lesions. Nevertheless recent studies of coronary atherosclerosis have shown that invasive modalities have a limited accuracy in detecting lesions that will progress and cause events, whilst histology-based studies also highlighted the limitations of invasive imaging in assessing plaque characteristics...
February 17, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326436/reference-region-selection-and-the-association-between-the-rate-of-amyloid-accumulation-over-time-and-the-baseline-amyloid-burden
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Janusch Blautzik, Matthias Brendel, Julia Sauerbeck, Sebastian Kotz, Franziska Scheiwein, Peter Bartenstein, John Seibyl, Axel Rominger
Relative quantitative analysis of amyloid plaque burden in Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients can be reported as standardized uptake value ratio (SUVR) from positron emission tomography (PET). Here, the SUVR is the ratio of the mean amyloid radioligand retention in a composite (COMP) neocortical volume of interest (VOI) to that in a reference VOI, such as the cerebellum, brainstem (BST)/pons, or white matter (WM). Some longitudinal PET investigations show that the rate of amyloid accumulation to follow-up has an inverted U relationship with baseline amyloid SUVR relative to cerebellar or brainstem/pons reference VOIs...
March 22, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326155/dental-plaque-microbial-profiles-of-children-from-khartoum-sudan-with-congenital-heart-defects
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Hiba Mohamed Ali, Ellen Berggreen, Daniel Nguyen, Raouf Wahab Ali, Thomas E Van Dyke, Hatice Hasturk, Manal Mustafa
Few studies have focused on the bacterial species associated with the deterioration of the dental and gingival health of children with congenital heart defects (CHD). The aims of this study were (1) to examine the dental plaque of children with CHD in order to quantify bacterial load and altered bacterial composition compared with children without CHD; and (2) to investigate the correlation between the level of caries and gingivitis and dental biofilm bacteria among those children. In this cross-sectional study, participants were children (3-12 years) recruited in Khartoum State, Sudan...
2017: Journal of Oral Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320468/subgingival-microbiota-dysbiosis-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-association-with-periodontal-status
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Jôice Dias Corrêa, Débora Cerqueira Calderaro, Gilda Aparecida Ferreira, Santuza Maria Souza Mendonça, Gabriel R Fernandes, E Xiao, Antônio Lúcio Teixeira, Eugene J Leys, Dana T Graves, Tarcília Aparecida Silva
BACKGROUND: Periodontitis results from the interaction between a subgingival biofilm and host immune response. Changes in biofilm composition are thought to disrupt homeostasis between the host and subgingival bacteria resulting in periodontal damage. Chronic systemic inflammatory disorders have been shown to affect the subgingival microbiota and clinical periodontal status. However, this relationship has not been examined in subjects with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The objective of our study was to investigate the influence of SLE on the subgingival microbiota and its connection with periodontal disease and SLE activity...
March 20, 2017: Microbiome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304220/high-resolution-magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-carotid-atherosclerotic-plaques-a-correlation-study-with-histopathology
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Zhangyong Xia, Hua Yang, Xiaochun Yuan, Jiyue Wang, Shigang Zhang, Liyong Zhang, Yang Qu, Jun Chen, Liqun Jiao, Le-Xin Wang, Yifeng Du
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to utilize high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to investigate the characteristics of stable and vulnerable carotid arteriosclerotic plaques, with correlations to histopathological findings. PATIENTS AND METHODS: High-resolution MRI was performed in 817 patients, using three-dimensional magnetic resonance angiography. Plaque composition was evaluated by measuring the areas occupied by calcification, a lipid-rich necrotic core, intra-plaque haemorrhage, and fibrous cap rupture...
March 17, 2017: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303857/research-progress-on-the-risk-factors-and-outcomes-of-human-carotid-atherosclerotic-plaques
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REVIEW
Xiang-Dong Xiong, Wei-Dong Xiong, Shang-Shen Xiong, Gui-Hai Chen
OBJECTIVE: Atherosclerosis is an inflammatory process that results in complex lesions or plaques that protrude into the arterial lumen. Carotid atherosclerotic plaque rupture, with distal atheromatous debris embolization, causes cerebrovascular events. This review aimed to explore research progress on the risk factors and outcomes of human carotid atherosclerotic plaques, and the molecular and cellular mechanisms of human carotid atherosclerotic plaque vulnerability for therapeutic intervention...
March 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303827/characterisation-of-the-human-oral-microbiome-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease-using-next-generation-sequencing-of-16srrna-amplicons
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Thangam Menon, Sathya Narayanan Gopalakrishnan, Rayvathy Balasubramanian, Stalin Roy Justin
INTRODUCTION: Oral health is suspected to be linked to heart disease since species of bacteria that cause periodontitis and dental caries have been found in the atherosclerotic plaque in arteries in the heart. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to characterize the oral microbiome in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) and in a patient with dental caries (DC) without any clinical symptoms of CAD. METHODS: DNA was extracted from the oral swabs collected from the patients and sequencing was performed by next generation sequencing method using Illumina (MiSeq) platform...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303659/invasive-characterization-of-atherosclerotic-plaque-in-patients-with-peripheral-arterial-disease-using-near-infrared-spectroscopy-intravascular-ultrasound
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Amr E Abbas, Sibin K Zacharias, James A Goldstein, Ivan D Hanson, Robert D Safian
OBJECTIVES: We describe the characteristics of atherosclerotic plaque in patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) using near-infrared spectroscopy-intravascular ultrasound (NIRS-IVUS) BACKGROUND: Imaging and autopsy studies have described atherosclerotic plaque in different vascular beds, including varying degrees of lipid, fibrosis, and calcification. Recently, NIRS has been validated as an accurate method for detecting lipid-core plaque (LCP) in the coronary circulation. Invasive evaluation of plaque composition using NIRS-IVUS has not been reported in different peripheral arterial circulations...
March 17, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302625/silencing-of-anticoagulant-protein-c-evokes-low-incident-but-spontaneous-atherothrombosis-in-apolipoprotein-e-deficient-mice
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Amber B Ouweneel, Marco Heestermans, Robin A F Verwilligen, Marion J J Gijbels, Pieter H Reitsma, Miranda van Eck, Bart J M van Vlijmen
OBJECTIVE: Murine atherosclerosis models do not spontaneously develop atherothrombotic complications. We investigated whether disruption of natural anticoagulation allows preexisting atherosclerotic plaques to progress toward an atherothrombotic phenotype. APPROACH AND RESULTS: On lowering of plasma protein C levels with small interfering RNA (siProc) in 8-week Western-type diet-fed atherosclerotic apolipoprotein E-deficient mice, one out of 4 mice displayed a large, organized, and fibrin- and leukocyte-rich thrombus on top of an advanced atherosclerotic plaque located in the aortic root...
March 16, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296966/an-oral-multispecies-biofilm-model-for-high-content-screening-applications
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Nadine Kommerein, Sascha N Stumpp, Mathias Müsken, Nina Ehlert, Andreas Winkel, Susanne Häussler, Peter Behrens, Falk F R Buettner, Meike Stiesch
Peri-implantitis caused by multispecies biofilms is a major complication in dental implant treatment. The bacterial infection surrounding dental implants can lead to bone loss and, in turn, to implant failure. A promising strategy to prevent these common complications is the development of implant surfaces that inhibit biofilm development. A reproducible and easy-to-use biofilm model as a test system for large scale screening of new implant surfaces with putative antibacterial potency is therefore of major importance...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291054/progression-of-atherosclerosis-in-hiv-infected-individuals-prospective-data-from-an-asian-cohort
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Grace Lui, Ronald Cw Ma, Ping Chook, Chun-Kwok Wong, Claudia Ht Tam, Michael Hm Chan, Shui-Shan Lee, Rity Yk Wong, Catherine Sk Cheung, Kin-Wing Choi, Ping-Chung Leung, Ka-Hing Wong, Kenny Cw Chan, Nelson Lee
BACKGROUND: The magnitude and risk factors of progression of atherosclerosis in Asian HIV-infected individuals were unknown. This study aimed to evaluate: (1) the rate of progression of atherosclerosis in HIV-infected individuals, and (2) metabolic and inflammatory parameters that may predict atherosclerosis progression in HIV-infected individuals in an Asian cohort. SETTING: A prospective, longitudinal study was performed among adults attending an HIV Metabolic clinic in Hong Kong...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290822/-immunological-analysis-of-human-atherosclerotic-plaques-in-ex-vivo-culture-system
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D A Vorobyova, A M Lebedev, M S Vagida, O I Ivanova, E I Felker, V N Gontarenko, A V Shpektor, L B Margolis, E Yu Vasilieva
THE AIM OF THE STUDY: to analyze the dynamics of lymphocytic composition of human atherosclerotic plaques in ex vivo culture system. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included 15 atherosclerotic plaques obtained from patients who underwent carotid endarterectomy. Plaques were cultured as ring-shaped explants on collagen rafts in culture medium of special composition in CO2 incubator according to the previously developed technique. On day 0, and also on the 4th and 19th days of culture we extracted cells from plaque explants and analyzed B- and T-lymphocytic content of the tissue, as well as the percentage of CD16+ natural killer (NK) cells, using multichromatic flow cytometry...
December 2016: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287086/pre-plaque-conformational-changes-in-alzheimer-s-disease-linked-a%C3%AE-and-app
#17
O Klementieva, K Willén, I Martinsson, B Israelsson, A Engdahl, J Cladera, P Uvdal, G K Gouras
Reducing levels of the aggregation-prone Aβ peptide that accumulates in the brain with Alzheimer's disease (AD) has been a major target of experimental therapies. An alternative approach may be to stabilize the physiological conformation of Aβ. To date, the physiological state of Aβ in brain remains unclear, since the available methods used to process brain tissue for determination of Aβ aggregate conformation can in themselves alter the structure and/or composition of the aggregates. Here, using synchrotron-based Fourier transform infrared micro-spectroscopy, non-denaturing gel electrophoresis and conformational specific antibodies we show that the physiological conformations of Aβ and amyloid precursor protein (APP) in brain of transgenic mouse models of AD are altered before formation of amyloid plaques...
March 13, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282403/chemokine-binding-protein-m3-limits-atherosclerosis-in-apolipoprotein-e-mice
#18
Dhanya Ravindran, Anisyah Ridiandries, Laura Z Vanags, Rodney Henriquez, Siân Cartland, Joanne T M Tan, Christina A Bursill
Chemokines are important in macrophage recruitment and the progression of atherosclerosis. The 'M3' chemokine binding protein inactivates key chemokines involved in atherosclerosis (e.g. CCL2, CCL5 and CX3CL1). We aimed to determine the effect of M3 on plaque development and composition. In vitro chemotaxis studies confirmed that M3 protein inhibited the activity of chemokines CCL2, CCL5 and CX3CL1 as primary human monocyte migration as well as CCR2-, CCR5- and CX3CR1-directed migration was attenuated by M3...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279438/relation-of-epicardial-adipose-tissue-radiodensity-to-coronary-artery-calcium-on-cardiac-computed-tomography-in-patients-at-high-risk-for-cardiovascular-disease
#19
Bas T Franssens, Hendrik M Nathoe, Frank L J Visseren, Yolanda van der Graaf, Tim Leiner
Adipose tissue radiodensity detected by computed tomography (CT) is hypothesized to be associated with differences in adipose tissue composition which may contribute to the development of coronary atherosclerosis independent of epicardial adipose tissue volume. The aim of the present study is to quantify the relation between epicardial adipose tissue radiodensity and presence, distribution, and density of coronary artery calcium (CAC) in patients at high risk for cardiovascular disease. A total of 140 patients of the Secondary Manifestations of ARTerial disease (SMART) study underwent cardiac-CT angiography...
February 11, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279372/from-plaque-burden-to-plaque-composition-toward%C3%A2-personalized-risk%C3%A2-assessment
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Salim S Virani, Christie M Ballantyne
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March 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
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