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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443955/a-single-resistance-exercise-session-improves-aortic-endothelial-function-in-hypertensive-rats
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Thaís de Oliveira Faria, Jhuli Keli Angeli, Luiz Guilherme Marchesi Mello, Gustavo Costa Pinto, Ivanita Stefanon, Dalton Valentim Vassallo, Juliana Hott de Fúcio Lizardo
BACKGROUND: Physical exercise is an important tool for the improvement of endothelial function. OBJECTIVE: To assess the effects of acute dynamic resistance exercise on the endothelial function of spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR). METHODS: Ten minutes after exercise, the aorta was removed to evaluate the expression of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS), phosphorylated endothelial nitric oxide synthase (p-eNOS1177) and inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) and to generate concentration-response curves to acetylcholine (ACh) and to phenylephrine (PHE)...
March 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438904/loss-of-resistance-to-angiotensin-ii-induced-hypertension-in-the-jackson-laboratory-recombination-activating-gene-null-mouse-on-the-c57bl-6j-background
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Hong Ji, Amrita V Pai, Crystal A West, Xie Wu, Robert C Speth, Kathryn Sandberg
Resistance to angiotensin II (Ang II)-induced hypertension in T-cell-deficient male mice with a targeted mutation in the recombination-activating gene-1 (Rag1) on the C57BL/6J background (B6.Rag1(-)(/-) -M), which was reported by 5 independent laboratories including ours before 2015, has been lost. In mice purchased from Jackson Laboratory in 2015 and 2016, the time course and magnitude increase in mean arterial pressure induced by 2 weeks of Ang II infusion at 490 ng/kg per minute was identical between B6...
April 24, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434702/inhibition-or-deletion-of-angiotensin-ii-type-1-receptor-suppresses-elastase-induced-experimental-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms
#3
Haojun Xuan, Baohui Xu, Wei Wang, Hiroki Tanaka, Naoki Fujimura, Masaaki Miyata, Sara A Michie, Ronald L Dalman
OBJECTIVE: Angiotensin (Ang) II type 1 receptor (AT1) activation is essential for the development of exogenous Ang II-induced abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) in hyperlipidemic animals. Experimental data derived from this modeling system, however, provide limited insight into the role of endogenous Ang II in aneurysm pathogenesis. Consequently, the potential translational value of AT1 inhibition in clinical AAA disease management remains incompletely understood on the basis of the existing literature...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433630/loss-of-murc-cavin-4-induces-jnk-and-mmp-9-activity-enhancement-in-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells-and-exacerbates-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm
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Kotaro Miyagawa, Takehiro Ogata, Tomomi Ueyama, Takeru Kasahara, Naohiko Nakanishi, Daisuke Naito, Takuya Taniguchi, Tetsuro Hamaoka, Naoki Maruyama, Masahiro Nishi, Taizo Kimura, Hiroyuki Yamada, Hiroki Aoki, Satoaki Matoba
Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is relatively common in elderly patients with atherosclerosis. MURC (muscle-restricted coiled-coil protein)/Cavin-4 modulating the caveolae function of muscle cells is expressed in cardiomyocytes, skeletal muscle cells and smooth muscle cells. Here, we show a novel functional role of MURC/Cavin-4 in vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) and AAA development. Both wild-type (WT) and MURC/Cavin-4 knockout (MURC(-/-)) mice subjected to periaortic application of CaCl2 developed AAAs...
April 19, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429365/a-randomized-clinical-trial-about-presence-of-pathogenic-microflora-and-risk-of-peri-implantitis-comparison-of-two-different-types-of-implant-abutment-connections
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F Mencio, F De Angelis, P Papi, D Rosella, G Pompa, S Di Carlo
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this in vivo study was to evaluate two different types of implant-abutment connections: screwed connection and cemented connection, analyzing peri-implant bacteria microflora as well as other clinical parameters. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Twenty implants were selected, inserted in 20 patients, 10 with a screwed implant-abutment connection (Group 1) and 10 with a cemented implant-abutment connection (Group 2). The peri-implant microflora was collected, after at least 360 days from the prosthetic rehabilitation, using paper points inserted in peri-implant sulcus for 30 s...
April 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422881/comparison-of-effects-of-desflurane-and-sevoflurane-on-postoperative-nausea-vomiting-and-pain-in-patients-receiving-opioid-based-intravenous-patient-controlled-analgesia-after-thyroidectomy-propensity-score-matching-analysis
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Il Jae Yoon, Hyun Kang, Chong Wha Baek, Geun Joo Choi, Yong-Hee Park, Yong Hun Jung, Young Cheol Woo, Sangseok Lee
In this study, we aimed to compare the effect of desflurane and sevoflurane on postoperative nausea and vomiting and pain in patients receiving opioid-based intravenous patient-controlled analgesia (IV-PCA) after thyroidectomy.We reviewed the electronic medical records of 1042 patients administered opioid-based IV-PCA after a thyroidectomy at Chung-Ang University Hospital between January 1, 2010 and June 30, 2016. We classified the patients into 2 groups according to the inhalation anesthetic used for anesthesia: desflurane versus sevoflurane (groups D and S, n = 587 and 455, respectively)...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422724/utilizing-combinatorial-engineering-to-develop-tie2-targeting-antagonistic-angiopoetin-2-ligands-as-candidates-for-anti-angiogenesis-therapy
#7
Tomer Shlamkovich, Lidan Aharon, William A Barton, Niv Papo
In many human cancers, the receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK) Tie2 plays important roles in mediating proliferation, survival, migration and angiogenesis. Thus, molecules that could potently inhibit activation of the Tie2 receptor would have a significant impact on cancer therapy. Nevertheless, attempts to develop Tie2-targeted inhibitors have met with little success, and there is currently no FDA-approved therapeutic selectively targeting Tie2. We used a combinatorial protein engineering approach to develop a new generation of angiopoietin (Ang) 2-derived Tie2 antagonists as potential cancer therapeutics and as tools to study angiogenesis...
April 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420623/externalised-locking-compression-plate-as-an-alternative-to-the-unilateral-external-fixator-a-biomechanical-comparative-study-of-axial-and-torsional-stiffness
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B F H Ang, J Y Chen, A K S Yew, S K Chua, S M Chou, S L Chia, J S B Koh, T S Howe
OBJECTIVES: External fixators are the traditional fixation method of choice for contaminated open fractures. However, patient acceptance is low due to the high profile and therefore physical burden of the constructs. An externalised locking compression plate is a low profile alternative. However, the biomechanical differences have not been assessed. The objective of this study was to evaluate the axial and torsional stiffness of the externalised titanium locking compression plate (ET-LCP), the externalised stainless steel locking compression plate (ESS-LCP) and the unilateral external fixator (UEF)...
April 2017: Bone & Joint Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409440/repair-of-primary-and-incisional-hernias-using-composite-mesh-fixed-with-absorbable-tackers-preliminary-experience-of-a-laparoscopic-approach-with-a-newly-designed-mesh-in-29-cases
#9
Ferdinando Agresta, Alice Marzetti, Silvia Vigna, Daniela Prando, Raffaele Porfidia, Salomone Di Saverio
Outcome of primary and incisional hernia repair is still affected by clinical complications in terms of recurrences, pain and discomfort. Factors like surgical approach, prosthesis characteristics and method of fixation might influence the outcome. We evaluated in a prospective observational study a cohort population which underwent primary and incisional laparoscopic hernia repair, with the use of a composite mesh in polypropylene fixed with absorbable devices. We focused on assessing the feasibility and safety of these procedures; they were always performed by an experienced laparoscopic surgeon, analyzing data from our patients through the EuraHS registry...
April 13, 2017: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383425/ropivacaine-versus-levobupivacaine-in-peripheral-nerve-block-a-prisma-compliant-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#10
Ang Li, Zhijian Wei, Yang Liu, Jiaxiao Shi, Han Ding, Haoshuai Tang, Pengyuan Zheng, Yanzheng Gao, Shiqing Feng
BACKGROUND: To determine which is more potent in peripheral nerve block between ropivacaine and levobupivacaine. METHODS: A literature search was performed in the EMBASE, Medline, the Cochrane Library, and the Web of Science. The trials that were found were then evaluated for eligibility. The Cochrane Collaboration's Review Manager software was used to perform the meta-analyses. RESULTS: Twelve studies including 556 patients were included for final analysis...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381466/intracellular-angiotensin-ii-interacts-with-nuclear-angiotensin-receptors-in-cardiac-fibroblasts-and-regulates-rna-synthesis-cell-proliferation-and-collagen-secretion
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Artavazd Tadevosyan, Jiening Xiao, Sirirat Surinkaew, Patrice Naud, Clémence Merlen, Masahide Harada, Xiaoyan Qi, David Chatenet, Alain Fournier, Bruce G Allen, Stanley Nattel
BACKGROUND: Cardiac fibroblasts play important functional and pathophysiological roles. Intracellular ("intracrine") angiotensin-II (Ang-II) signaling regulates intercellular communication, excitability, and gene expression in cardiomyocytes; however, the existence and role of intracrine Ang-II signaling in cardiac fibroblasts is unstudied. Here, we evaluated the localization of Ang-II receptors on atrial fibroblast nuclei and associated intracrine effects of potential functional significance...
April 5, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344829/systemic-angiopoietin-1-2-dysregulation-following-cardiopulmonary-bypass-in-adults
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Emmanuel Charbonney, Elizabeth Wilcox, Yuexin Shan, Pablo Perez d'Empaire, Abhijit Duggal, Gordon D Rubenfeld, Conrad Liles, Claudia Dos Santos
AIM: Vascular leakage following cardiopulmonary bypass contributes to morbidity. Angiopoietin-1 and -2 are biomarkers of endothelial dysfunction. Our aim was to characterize Ang-1 and -2 association with clinical characteristics and outcomes. METHODS: Observational cohort study measuring Ang-1/-2 with a panel of cytokines in adults undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass. RESULTS: Ang-2 levels increased immediately postop whereas Ang-1 levels decreased over time...
March 2017: Future Science OA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331185/the-role-of-angiotensin-ii-in-glomerular-volume-dynamics-and-podocyte-calcium-handling
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Daria V Ilatovskaya, Oleg Palygin, Vladislav Levchenko, Bradley T Endres, Alexander Staruschenko
Podocytes are becoming a primary focus of research efforts due to their association with progressive glomeruli damage in disease states. Loss of podocytes can occur as a result of excessive intracellular calcium influx, and we have previously shown that angiotensin II (Ang II) via canonical transient receptor potential 6 (TRPC6) channels caused increased intracellular Ca(2+) flux in podocytes. We showed here with patch-clamp electrophysiology that Ang II activates TRPC channels; then using confocal calcium imaging we demonstrated that Ang II-dependent stimulation of Ca(2+) influx in the podocytes is precluded by blocking either AT1 or AT2 receptors (ATRs)...
March 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329313/single-coronary-artery-and-neonatal-arterial-switch-operation-early-and-long-term-outcomes%C3%A2
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Sébastien Gerelli, Margaux Pontailler, Bruno Rochas, Emanuela Angeli, Mathieu Van Steenberghe, Damien Bonnet, Pascal Vouhé, Olivier Raisky
OBJECTIVES: The presence of single coronary artery (CA) in the arterial switch operation (ASO) for neonatal treatment with transposition of the great arteries (TGA) has been reported to be an independent risk factor for early death after surgical repair and late reintervention. The study objective was to evaluate the mortality and the CA stenosis risk at early and long term in neonatal ASO for TGA and single CA. METHODS: Between January 1987 and January 2010, 979 neonates underwent an ASO, of which 73 had a single CA (7...
March 7, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325598/sudomotor-dysfunction-as-a-measure-of-small-fiber-neuropathy-in-type-1-diabetes
#15
Lynn Ang, Mamta Jaiswal, Brian Callaghan, David Raffel, Morton B Brown, Rodica Pop-Busui
BACKGROUND: This study evaluated whether measuring the electrochemical skin conductance (ESC), as an indirect measure of sudomotor function, may be also a reliable surrogate for early cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy (CAN). METHODS: Longitudinal study included 37 type 1 diabetes (T1D) subjects (mean age 38±13years, duration 15±7years, HbA1c 7.9±1.1%, no known complications at baseline), and 40 age-matched healthy control (HC) subjects. Mean hands ESC (ESChands) and feet (ESCfeet) were measured with the SUDOSCAN (Impeto Medical, France)...
March 10, 2017: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316159/-mechanism-of-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-2-overexpression-improving-collagen-synthesis-in-lung
#16
Q J Yang, B B Zheng, N N Sun, M X Pan, Z M Zheng, Y Meng
Objective: To explore the mechanism of angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) overexpression improving collagen synthesis in lung. Methods: Lung fibroblasts of mice over-expressing ACE2 and the wild type (WT) were cultured in vitro and divided into 5 groups: WT-control, WT-AngiotensinⅡ (AngⅡ), ACE2(+ /+) -control, ACE2(+ /+) -AngⅡ and ACE2(+ /+) -AngⅡ+ A779. The protein relative expression levels of ACE2, collagen Ⅰ, nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate oxidase 4 (NOX4), nucleotide binding and oligomerization domain-like receptor family pyrin domain-containing 3 (NLRP3), autophagy-related protein (Beclin1), ubiquitin-binding protein p62 (P62), microtubule-associated proteins light chain 3-Ⅱ (LC3-Ⅱ) were measured by Western blot and triphosadenine (ATP) level was measured by ATP Assay Kit...
March 14, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285745/experimental-measurements-and-mathematical-modeling-towards-quantification-of-brain-swelling-stress
#17
Stelios Angeli, Triantafyllos Stylianopoulos
Traumatic brain injury results in brain tissue swelling which can be a life threatening condition due to skull confinement. While previous efforts successfully measured the exhibited volume change in brain tissue swelling, no data exist to provide information about the exhibited stresses. In this study, confined compression mechanical testing was employed to measure swelling stress in murine brain tissue samples by varying the ionic concentration of the bathing solutions. Subsequently, computer simulations of the experimental protocol were employed to confirm a triphasic mathematical model describing the effect and provide insights into the experimental data...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282029/distribution-of-pericellular-matrix-molecules-in-the-temporomandibular-joint-and-their-chondroprotective-effects-against-inflammation
#18
Wern Cui Chu, Shipin Zhang, Timothy J Sng, Yu Jie Ong, Wen-Li Tan, Vivien Y Ang, Casper B Foldager, Wei Seong Toh
The objectives of this study were to (1) determine the distribution and synthesis of pericellular matrix (PCM) molecules (collagen VI, collagen IV and laminin) in rat temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and (2) investigate the effects of PCM molecules on chondrocytes against inflammation in osteoarthritis. Four zones (fibrous, proliferating, mature and hypertrophic) of condylar cartilage and three bands (anterior, intermediate and posterior) of disc were analysed by immunohistochemistry for the presence of PCM molecules in rat TMJs...
March 2017: International Journal of Oral Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279521/recombinant-human-ace2-and-the-angiotensin-1-7-axis-as-potential-new-therapies-for-heart-failure
#19
Vaibhav B Patel, Judith N Lezutekong, Xueyi Chen, Gavin Y Oudit
Heart failure (HF) is a common cause of death and disability and a major economic burden in industrialized nations. Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in North America, with ischemic and hypertensive heart disease as the leading cause of HF. Various basic and clinical studies have established the role of an activated renin-angiotensin (Ang) system and Ang II generation in the progression of HF. Inhibition of an activated renin-Ang system using Ang-converting enzyme inhibitors, Ang II type 1 receptor blockers, and mineralocorticoid receptors antagonists have shown clinical benefits in patients with HF, although, largely limited to HF with reduced ejection fraction (HF-rEF)...
December 23, 2016: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273198/effects-and-mechanisms-of-radiofrequency-ablation-of-renal-sympathetic-nerve-on-anti-hypertension-in-canine
#20
Wei Chen, Xiaohong Tang, Xiaofang Yang, Chunyan Weng, Kan Yang, Juan Wen, Hong Liu, Yang Wu
Background: Radiofrequency ablation of renal sympathetic nerve (RDN) shows effective BP reduction in hypertensive patients while the specific mechanisms remain unclear. Objective: We hypothesized that abnormal levels of norepinephrine (NE) and changes in NE-related enzymes and angiotensinconverting enzyme 2 (ACE2), angiotensin (Ang)-(1-7) and Mas receptor mediate the anti-hypertensive effects of RDN. Methods: Mean values of systolic blood pressure (SBP), diastolic blood pressure (DBP) and mean arterial pressure (MAP) were assessed at baseline and follow-up...
March 6, 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
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