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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735290/membrane-tethered-metalloproteinase-expressed-by-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells-limits-the-progression-of-proliferative-atherosclerotic-lesions
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Richard H Barnes, Takeshi Akama, Miina K Öhman, Moon-Sook Woo, Julian Bahr, Stephen J Weiss, Daniel T Eitzman, Tae-Hwa Chun
BACKGROUND: The MMP (matrix metalloproteinase) family plays diverse and critical roles in directing vascular wall remodeling in atherosclerosis. Unlike secreted-type MMPs, a member of the membrane-type MMP family, MT1-MMP (membrane-type 1 MMP; MMP14), mediates pericellular extracellular matrix degradation that is indispensable for maintaining physiological extracellular matrix homeostasis. However, given the premature mortality exhibited by MT1-MMP-null mice, the potential role of the proteinase in atherogenesis remains elusive...
July 22, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734792/genetic-factors-of-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy-a-systemic-review
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REVIEW
Guohua Wang, Yong Cao, Tianding Wu, Chunyue Duan, Jianhuang Wu, Jianzhong Hu, Hongbin Lu
BACKGROUND: Cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) is a degenerative disorder of the neck. Recent studies have reported the roles of single nucleotide polymorphisms and abnormal gene expression in the etiology and development of CSM. However, a systemic review of these findings is currently unavailable. METHODS: A systemic review of genetic factors of CSM was conducted through searching PubMed and EMbase databases. A total of 9 studies were included in this study, which included 8 genes: brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), osteopontin (OPN), bone morphogenic protein (BMP) 4, collagen IX, vitamin D receptor (VDR), apolipoprotein E (ApoE), hypoxia-inducible factor α (HIF-1α), and cyclooxygenase 2 (COX-2)...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734699/an-update-on-the-genetics-of-dementia-with-lewy-bodies
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REVIEW
Leonie J M Vergouw, Inger van Steenoven, Wilma D J van de Berg, Charlotte E Teunissen, John C van Swieten, Vincenzo Bonifati, Afina W Lemstra, Frank Jan de Jong
The genetic architecture of dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) is increasingly taking shape. Initially, genetic research focused mainly on linkage and candidate gene studies in small series of DLB patients. More recently, association and exome sequencing studies in larger groups have been conducted, and have shown that several variants in GBA and the APOE ε4 allele are important genetic risk factors for DLB. However, genetic research in DLB is still in its infancy. So far, many genetic studies have been biased and performed in clinically and pathologically heterogeneous populations...
July 13, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734203/exenatide-mitigated-diet-induced-vascular-aging-and-atherosclerotic-plaque-growth-in-apoe-deficient-mice-under-chronic-stress
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Guang Yang, Yanna Lei, Aiko Inoue, Limei Piao, Lina Hu, Haiying Jiang, Takeshi Sasaki, Hongxian Wu, Wenhu Xu, Chenglin Yu, Guangxian Zhao, Shinyu Ogasawara, Kenji Okumura, Masafumi Kuzuya, Xian-Wu Cheng
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Exposure to psychosocial stress is a risk factor for cardiovascular disorders. Because the glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor (GLP-1R) agonist prevents cardiovascular injury, we investigated the beneficial effects and mechanism of the GLP-1 analogue exenatide on stress-related vascular senescence and atherosclerosis in apolipoprotein E-deficient (ApoE(-/-)) mice fed a high-fat (HF) diet. METHODS: ApoE(-/-) mice fed the HF diet were assigned to non-stressed and immobilized-stress groups for 12 weeks...
July 13, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731446/effect-of-apoe-genotype-on-synaptic-proteins-in-earlier-adult-life
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Lindsey I Sinclair, Seth Love
BACKGROUND: Possession of APOEɛ4 is a strong risk factor for late-onset Alzheimer's disease and is associated with loss of synaptic proteins in the elderly even in the absence of Alzheimer's disease. OBJECTIVE: We hypothesized that ɛ4 allele possession in non-demented adults aged under-75 would also be associated with alterations in the levels of synaptic proteins. METHODS: We measured synaptophysin, PSD95, drebrin, SNAP-25, and septin 7 by ELISA in hippocampus and superior temporal gyrus from 103 adults aged <75 without dementia...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727855/association-of-apoe-gene-polymorphism-with-lipid-profile-and-coronary-artery-disease-in-afro-caribbeans
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Laurent Larifla, Christophe Armand, Jacqueline Bangou, Anne Blanchet-Deverly, Patrick Numeric, Christiane Fonteau, Carl-Thony Michel, Séverine Ferdinand, Véronique Bourrhis, Fritz-Line Vélayoudom-Céphise
OBJECTIVES: Apolipoprotein E gene (APOE) polymorphism is associated with the lipid profile and cardio-vascular disease. However, these relationships vary between ethnic groups. We evaluated, for the first time in an Afro-Caribbean population, the distribution of APOE polymorphisms and their associations with coronary artery disease (CAD), the lipid profile and other cardio-metabolic risk factors. METHODS: We studied 712 Afro-Caribbean subjects including 220 with documented CAD and 492 healthy subjects...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726644/arabidopsis-calmodulin-like-protein-cml36-is-a-calcium-ca-2-sensor-that-interacts-with-the-plasma-membrane-ca-2-atpase-isoform-aca8-and-stimulates-its-activity
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Alessandra Astegno, Maria Cristina Bonza, Rosario Vallone, Valentina La Verde, Mariapina D'Onofrio, Laura Luoni, Barbara Molesini, Paola Dominici
Calmodulin-like (CML) proteins are major EF hand-containing, calcium (Ca(2+))-binding proteins with crucial roles in plant development and in coordinating plant stress tolerance. Given their abundance in plants, the properties of Ca(2+) sensors and identification of novel target proteins of CMLs deserve special attention. To this end, we recombinantly produced and biochemically characterized CML36 from Arabidopsis thaliana We analyzed Ca(2+) and Mg(2+) binding to the individual EF hands, observed metal-induced conformational changes, and identified a physiologically relevant target...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725318/detection-of-apolipoprotein-e-gene-polymorphism-and-blood-lipid-level-in-hemodialysis-patients
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Yuxin Wang, Ning Wang, Yuanshan Lu, Qing Yu, Lina Zhou, Qinjun Xu
BACKGROUND: The aim was to investigate the clinical characteristics of lipid metabolism and the effect of apolipoprotein E (ApoE) gene polymorphism on lipid metabolism in hemodialysis patients. METHODS: The serum levels of total cholesterol (TC), triglyceride (TG), high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDLC), low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDLC), ApoA1, ApoB, ApoE and lipoprotein Lp(a) were detected by polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length (PCR-RFLP)...
August 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723693/upregulation-of-microrna-876-induces-endothelial-cell-apoptosis-by-suppressing-bcl-xl-in-development-of-atherosclerosis
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Kaicheng Xu, Peng Liu, Yue Zhao
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The injury and apoptotic cell death of endothelial cells hallmark the development of atherosclerosis (AS), characterized by dysregulation of lipid homeostasis, immune responses, and formation of coronary plaques. However, the mechanisms underlying the initiation of endothelial cell apoptosis remain ill-defined. Recent evidence suggests a role of microRNAs in the processes of AS-associated endothelial cell apoptosis. Thus, we studied this question in the current study...
July 19, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723664/detecting-the-genetic-link-between-alzheimer-s-disease-and-obesity-using-bioinformatics-analysis-of-gwas-data
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Qi-Shuai Zhuang, Hao Zheng, Xiao-Dan Gu, Liang Shen, Hong-Fang Ji
Alzheimer's disease (AD) represents the major form of dementia in the elderly. In recent years, accumulating evidence indicate that obesity may act as a risk factor for AD, while the genetic link between the two conditions remains unclear. This bioinformatics analysis aimed to detect the genetic link between AD and obesity on single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), gene, and pathway levels based on genome-wide association studies data. A total of 31 SNPs were found to be shared by AD and obesity, which were linked to 7 genes...
July 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723582/overexpression-and-purification-of-dicer-and-accessory-proteins-for-biochemical-and-structural-studies
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Niladri K Sinha, Brenda L Bass
The Dicer family of ribonucleases plays a key role in small RNA-based regulatory pathways by generating short dsRNA fragments that modulate expression of endogenous genes, or protect the host from invasive nucleic acids. Beginning with its initial discovery, biochemical characterization of Dicer has provided insight about its catalytic properties. However, a comprehensive understanding of how Dicer's domains contribute to substrate-specific recognition and catalysis is lacking. One reason for this void is the lack of high-resolution structural information for a metazoan Dicer in the apo- or substrate-bound state...
July 16, 2017: Methods: a Companion to Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720530/downregulation-of-protein-phosphatase-2a-by-apolipoprotein-e-implications-for-alzheimer-s-disease
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Veena Theendakara, Dale E Bredesen, Rammohan V Rao
The apolipoprotein E ε4 allele is the single most important genetic risk factor associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD). Tau phosphorylation and hyperphosphorylation is an underlying feature of AD and is regulated by specific kinases and phosphatases. Among phosphatases, protein phosphatase 2A (PP2A) is the principal tau dephosphorylating enzyme in the brain. Several abnormalities of PP2A have been reported in AD, including among others decreased protein levels of PP2A, decreased mRNA and protein levels of the catalytic subunit PP2AC and variable regulatory B subunits and reduced methylation of the catalytic subunit, all of which results in disruption of the PP2A phosphatase activity...
July 15, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720344/apoe-genotype-associates-with-food-consumption-and-body-composition-to-predict-dyslipidaemia-in-brazilian-adults-with-normal-weight-obesity-syndrome
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Lana Pacheco Franco, Amanda Gonçalves Zardini Silveira, Rochelle Sobral de Assis Vasconcelos Lima, Maria Aderuza Horst, Cristiane Cominetti
BACKGROUND & AIM: Normal-Weight Obesity Syndrome has been characterized by a normal body mass index and high percentage of body fat. It is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease development. This study aimed to evaluate whether apolipoprotein E (APOE) genotypes and food consumption are related to the lipid profiles of adults with Normal-Weight Obesity Syndrome. METHODS: Analytical cross-sectional study, including adults with Normal-Weight Obesity Syndrome...
July 11, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713948/microrna%C3%A2-126-inhibits-endothelial-permeability-and-apoptosis-in-apolipoprotein-e%C3%A2-knockout-mice-fed-a-high%C3%A2-fat-diet
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Xiao-Wen Cheng, Yu-Feng Wan, Qing Zhou, Yuan Wang, Hua-Qing Zhu
Endothelial dysfunction and apoptosis have key roles in the initiation and progression of atherosclerosis (AS). AS has been demonstrated to be associated with a high‑fat diet, which may increase endothelial permeability and apoptosis; however, the exact mechanisms underlying the development of AS remain poorly understood. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are vital for the regulation of cardiovascular disease, and dysregulated miRNAs have been implicated in AS. The present study investigated whether miRNA (miR)‑126 regulates high‑fat diet‑induced endothelial permeability and apoptosis by targeting transforming growth factor β (TGFβ), a secreted protein that controls cellular proliferation and apoptosis...
September 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708709/genetics-influence-neurocognitive-performance-at-baseline-but-not-concussion-history-in-collegiate-student-athletes
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Graham D Cochrane, Mark H Sundman, Eric E Hall, Matthew C Kostek, Kirtida Patel, Kenneth P Barnes, Caroline J Ketcham
OBJECTIVE: This study investigates 4 single-nucleotide polymorphisms [Apolipoprotein E (APOE), APOE promoter, catechol-O-methyl transferase (COMT), and dopamine D2 receptor] that have been implicated in concussion susceptibility and/or cognitive ability in collegiate student-athletes. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Neuroscience laboratory at Elon University. PARTICIPANTS: Two hundred fifty division I collegiate student-athletes (66 women, 184 men) from various sports...
July 11, 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705029/bosnian-study-of-apoe-distribution-bosad-a-comparison-with-other-european-populations
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Grażyna Adler, Mateusz A Adler, Anna Urbańska, Karolina Skonieczna-Żydecka, Emina Kiseljakovic, Amina Valjevac, Miłosz Parczewski, Almira Hadzovic-Dzuvo
BACKGROUND: The ε2, ε3 and ε4 alleles of APOE gene have been associated with several diseases in different populations. Data on the frequency of alleles are used in both a clinical and evolutionary context. Although the data on frequency of these alleles are numerous, there are no reports for the population of Bosnia and Herzegovina. AIM: To estimate the frequency of APOE alleles in a healthy Bosnian population and compare it to data for other European populations...
July 13, 2017: Annals of Human Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704393/whole-exome-sequence-based-association-analyses-of-plasma-amyloid-%C3%AE-in-african-and-european-americans-the-atherosclerosis-risk-in-communities-neurocognitive-study
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Jeannette Simino, Zhiying Wang, Jan Bressler, Vincent Chouraki, Qiong Yang, Steven G Younkin, Sudha Seshadri, Myriam Fornage, Eric Boerwinkle, Thomas H Mosley
OBJECTIVE: We performed single-variant and gene-based association analyses of plasma amyloid-β (aβ) concentrations using whole exome sequence from 1,414 African and European Americans. Our goal was to identify genes that influence plasma aβ42 concentrations and aβ42:aβ40 ratios in late middle age (mean = 59 years), old age (mean = 77 years), or change over time (mean = 18 years). METHODS: Plasma aβ measures were linearly regressed onto age, gender, APOE ε4 carrier status, and time elapsed between visits (fold-changes only) separately by race...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703797/dickkopf1-destabilizes-atherosclerotic-plaques-and-promotes-plaque-formation-by-inducing-apoptosis-of-endothelial-cells-through-activation-of-er-stress
#18
Mingxue Di, Lin Wang, Mengmeng Li, Yu Zhang, Xinxin Liu, Renya Zeng, Han Wang, Yifei Chen, Weijia Chen, Yun Zhang, Mei Zhang
Several clinical studies reported that Dickkopf1 (DKK1) plasma levels are correlated with atherosclerosis. However, the impact of DKK1 on the formation and vulnerability of atherosclerotic plaques remains elusive. This study investigated DKK1's effects on enlargement and destabilization of plaques by targeting endothelial cells and assessing the possible cellular mechanisms involved. The effects of DKK1 on atherogenesis and plaque stability were evaluated in ApoE-/- mice using lentivirus injections to knockdown and knock-in the DKK1 gene...
July 13, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700834/petroleum-ether-extract-of-njavara-rice-bran-upregulates-jak2-stat3-mediated-anti-inflammatory-profile-in-macrophages-and-aortic-endothelial-cells-promoting-regression-of-atherosclerosis
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Chithra K Pushpan, Jayalekshmy Ananthasankaran, Helen Antony
"Njavara"(Oryza sativa Linn) is a unique rice variety grown in Kerala that is reported to have significantly higher antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, chemical indices, and bioactive components compared with staple rice varieties. However, the role of NBE in reversing the atherosclerosis development remains unclear. The present study aimed to elucidate the role of Njavara rice bran petroleum ether extract (NBE) in promoting atherosclerotic regression. Male New Zealand white breed rabbits were divided into three groups...
July 12, 2017: Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Biochimie et Biologie Cellulaire
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699690/microrna-let-7g-suppresses-pdgf-induced-conversion-of-vascular-smooth-muscle-cell-into-the-synthetic-phenotype
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Tzu-Ming Wang, Ku-Chung Chen, Po-Yuan Hsu, Hsiu-Fen Lin, Yung-Song Wang, Chien-Yuan Chen, Yi-Chu Liao, Suh-Hang H Juo
Platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) can promote vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) to switch from the quiescent contractile phenotype to synthetic phenotype, which contributes to atherosclerosis. We aimed to investigate the role of microRNA let-7g in phenotypic switching. Bioinformatics prediction was used to find let-7g target genes in the PDGF/mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase kinase 1 (MEKK1)/extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK)/Krüppel-like factor-4 (KLF4) signalling pathway that affects VSMC phenotypic switching...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
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