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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550172/myocardial-overexpression-of-timp3-following-myocardial-infarction-exerts-beneficial-effects-through-promoting-angiogenesis-and-suppressing-early-proteolysis
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Abhijit Takawale, Pu Zhang, Abul Azad, Wang Wang, Xiuhua Wang, Allan G Murray, Zamaneh Kassiri
Myocardial infarction (MI) results in loss of cardiomyocytes, adverse extracellular matrix (ECM) and structural remodeling, left ventricular (LV) dilation and dysfunction. Tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases (TIMPs) inhibit matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), the main regulators of ECM turnover. TIMPs also have MMP-independent functions. TIMP3 levels are reduced in the heart within 24 hours of MI in mice. We investigated if overexpression of TIMP3 post-MI limits adverse remodeling, LV dilation and dysfunction...
May 26, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550144/exacerbation-of-oxygen-glucose-deprivation-induced-blood-brain-barrier-disruption-potential-pathogenic-role-of-interleukin-9-in-ischemic-stroke
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Sha Tan, Yilong Shan, Yuge Wang, Yinyao Lin, Siyuan Liao, Zhezhi Deng, Li Zhou, Wei Cai, Qin Zeng, Lei Zhang, Bingjun Zhang, Xuejiao Men, Haiyan Li, Xueqiang Hu, Changyou Wu, Lisheng Peng, Zhengqi Lu
Interleukin (IL) -9 exerts a variety of functions in autoimmune diseases. However, its role in ischemic brain injury remains unknown. The present study explored the biological effects of IL-9 in ischemic stroke. We recruited 42 patients newly diagnosed with ischemic stroke and 22 age- and sex-matched healthy controls. The expression levels of IL-9 and percentages of IL-9-producing T cells, including CD3+CD4+IL-9+ and CD3+CD8+IL-9+ cells, were determined in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) obtained from patients and control individuals...
May 26, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549848/relationship-between-visual-acuity-and-retinal-thickness-during-anti-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-therapy-for-retinal-diseases
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William C Ou, David M Brown, John F Payne, Charles C Wykoff
PURPOSE: Investigate the relationship between best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) and central retinal thickness (CRT) in eyes receiving ranibizumab for three common retinal diseases. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of clinical trial data METHODS: Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study BCVA and spectral-domain optical coherence tomography measured CRT of 387 eyes of 345 patients enrolled in six prospective clinical trials for management of neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic macular edema (DME), and retinal vein occlusion (RVO) were evaluated by Pearson correlation and linear regression...
May 23, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549842/mitochondrial-dysfunction-and-oxidative-stress-in-corneal-disease
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Neeru A Vallabh, Vito Romano, Colin E Willoughby
The cornea is the anterior transparent surface and the main refracting structure of the eye. Mitochondrial dysfunction and oxidative stress are implicated in the pathogenesis of inherited (e.g. Kearns Sayre Syndrome) and acquired corneal diseases (e.g. keratoconus and Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy). Both antioxidants and reactive oxygen species are found in the healthy cornea. There is increasing evidence of imbalance in the oxidative balance and mitochondrial function in the cornea in disease states...
May 23, 2017: Mitochondrion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546942/magnetic-nanoparticles-conjugated-with-rpe-cell-mcp-1-antibody-vegf-antibody-compounds-for-the-targeted-therapy-of-age-related-macular-degeneration-a-hypothesis
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Zhao-Jiang Du, Peng Li, Li Wang
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss in the elderly throughout the world. Treatment of AMD utilizing retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) transplantation represents a promising therapy. However, simplex RPE transplantation can only replace the diseased RPE cells, but has no abilities to stop the development of AMD. It has been indicated that oxidization triggers the development of AMD by inducing the dysfunction and degeneration of RPE cells, which results in the upregulation of local monocyte chemotactic protein-1 (MCP-1) expression...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546303/intraocular-minocycline-for-the-treatment-of-ocular-pythiosis
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Fátima Ros Castellar, Carmen Sobrino Jiménez, Almudena Del Hierro Zarzuelo, Alicia Herrero Ambrosio, Ana Boto de Los Bueis
PURPOSE: A case of ocular pythiosis successfully treated with surgery and intraocular and oral minocycline is reported. SUMMARY: A 30-year-old man who wore corrective contact lenses traveled to Brazil and Colombia where he swam in salt and fresh waters while wearing contact lenses. He sought treatment at an emergency department after 2 weeks of suffering with a painful corneal ulcer, redness, and loss of vision in his right eye that had been treated at other centers with ophthalmic moxifloxacin for 10 days and with fortified topical antibiotics (amikacin and vancomycin) for 2 days...
June 1, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543440/chronic-sleep-restriction-disrupts-interendothelial-junctions-in-the-hippocampus-and-increases-blood-brain-barrier-permeability
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G Hurtado-Alvarado, J Velázquez-Moctezuma, B Gómez-González
Chronic sleep loss in the rat increases blood-brain barrier permeability to Evans blue and FITC-dextrans in almost the whole brain and sleep recovery during short periods restores normal blood-brain barrier permeability. Sleep loss increases vesicle density in hippocampal endothelial cells and decreases tight junction protein expression. However, at the ultrastructural level the effect of chronic sleep loss on interendothelial junctions is unknown. In this study we characterised the ultrastructure of interendothelial junctions in the hippocampus, the expression of tight junction proteins, and quantified blood-brain barrier permeability to fluorescein-sodium after chronic sleep restriction...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542588/inhibition-of-hmgb1-protects-the-retina-from-ischemia-reperfusion-as-well-as-reduces-insulin-resistance-proteins
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Li Liu, Youde Jiang, Jena J Steinle
The role of inflammation in diabetic retinal amage is well accepted. While a number of cytokines and inflammatory mediators are responsible for these changes, upstream regulators are less well studied. Additionally, the role for these upstream mediators in retinal health is unclear. In this study, we hypothesized that inhibition of high mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) could restore normal insulin signaling in retinal endothelial cells (REC) grown in high glucose, as well as protect the retina against ischemia/reperfusion (I/R)-induced retinal damage...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540908/two-unusual-cases-of-microvascular-thrombosis-in-the-immediate-posttransplant-period
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Swarnalata Gowrishankar, Srinivasan Krishnan, M S Ravishankar, Swapna Nuguri
We present two unusual cases of microvascular thrombosis in the immediate posttransplant period resulting in graft loss. The first was a 20-year-old female with a cadaveric renal transplant with immediate graft dysfunction due to microthrombi of probable donor origin, with nonrecovery of renal function nine months' posttransplant. The second was a 23-year-old male with unrelated live kidney transplant with hyperacute rejection due to anti-endothelial antibodies.
May 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540300/extracellular-signal-regulated-kinase-5-is-required-for-low-concentration-h2o2-induced-angiogenesis-of-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells
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Shan Jiang, Dongxin Zhang, Hong Huang, Yonghong Lei, Yan Han, Weidong Han
Background. The aim of this study was to assess the effects of low concentrations of H2O2 on angiogenesis of human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) in vitro and explore the underlying mechanisms. Methods. HUVECs were cultured and stimulated with different concentrations of H2O2. Flow cytometric analysis was used to select an optimal concentration of H2O2 for the following experiments. Cell proliferation, migration, and tubule formation were evaluated by Cell Counting Kit-8 (CCK-8) assays, scratch wound assays, and Matrigel tubule formation assays, respectively...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540082/a-meta-analysis-comparing-postoperative-complications-and-outcomes-of-femtosecond-laser-assisted-cataract-surgery-versus-conventional-phacoemulsification-for-cataract
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Zi Ye, Zhaohui Li, Shouzhi He
Objective. This meta-analysis aimed to compare the outcomes and postoperative complications between femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (FLACS) and conventional phacoemulsification cataract surgery (CPCS). Methods. Bibliographic databases, including PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane library, were systematically searched for references on or before September 2015 regarding the outcomes and complications by FLACS or CPCS. Data on corneal endothelial cell loss, uncorrected distance visual acuity (UDVA), corrected distance visual acuity (CDVA), refractive outcomes, and postoperative complications were retrieved...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540032/in-vitro-hemotoxic-%C3%AE-neurotoxic-and-vasculotoxic-effects-of-the-mexican-black-tailed-rattlesnake-crotalus-molossus-nigrescens-venom
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David Meléndez-Martínez, Eduardo Macías-Rodríguez, Rodrigo Vázquez-Briones, Estuardo López-Vera, Martha Sandra Cruz-Pérez, Alejandra Vargas-Caraveo, Ana Gatica-Colima, Luis Fernando Plenge-Tellechea
The Mexican black-tailed rattlesnake Crotalus molossus nigrescens is distributed in the Mexican plateau. Its venom is known to cause hemolysis and presents fibrinogen coagulase, collagenase and fibrinolytic activities. These activities may be associated with hemostatic alterations, such as platelet aggregation, hemolysis and fibrinolysis, often described in ophidic accidents. However, the mechanisms of action of the C. m. nigrescens venom remain unclear. In this study we investigated the in vitro hemotoxic, neurotoxic, and vasculotoxic effects of the venom...
2017: Journal of Venom Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540009/molecular-imaging-of-retinal-endothelial-injury-in-diabetic-animals
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Sonja Frimmel, Souska Zandi, Dawei Sun, Zhongyu Zhang, Alexander Schering, Mark I Melhorn, Shintaro Nakao, Ali Hafezi-Moghadam
PURPOSE: Diabetic retinopathy is a leading cause of vision loss. There is a great need for early diagnosis prior to the occurrence of irreversible structural damages. Expression of endothelial adhesion molecules is observed before the onset of diabetic vascular damage; however, to date, these molecules cannot be visualized in vivo. METHODS: To quantify the expression of endothelial surface molecules, we generated imaging probes that bind to ICAM-1. The α-ICAM-1 probes were characterized via flow cytometry under microfluidic conditions...
April 2017: Journal of Ophthalmic & Vision Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539333/endothelial-markers-expressing-stromal-cells-are-critical-for-kidney-formation
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Elina Mukherjee, Katherine Virginia Maringer, Emily Papke, Daniel S Bushnell, Caitlin M Schaefer, Rafael Kramann, Jacqueline Ho, Benjamin D Humphreys, Carlton M Bates, Sunder Sims-Lucas
Kidneys are highly vascularized and contain many distinct vascular beds. However, the origins and roles of developing renal endothelial cells in the formation of the kidney are unclear. We have shown that the Foxd1-positive renal stroma gives rise to endothelial marker expressing progenitors that are incorporated within a subset of peritubular capillaries; however, the significance of these cells is unclear. The purpose of this study was to determine whether deletion of Flk1 in the Foxd1 stroma was important for renal development...
May 24, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539119/towards-the-concept-of-disease-modifier-in-post-stroke-or-vascular-cognitive-impairment-a-consensus-report
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Régis Bordet, Ralf Ihl, Amos D Korczyn, Giuseppe Lanza, Jelka Jansa, Robert Hoerr, Alla Guekht
BACKGROUND: Vascular cognitive impairment (VCI) is a complex spectrum encompassing post-stroke cognitive impairment (PSCI) and small vessel disease-related cognitive impairment. Despite the growing health, social, and economic burden of VCI, to date, no specific treatment is available, prompting the introduction of the concept of a disease modifier. CONSENSUS AND SUGGESTIONS: Within this clinical spectrum, VCI and PSCI remain advancing conditions as neurodegenerative diseases with progression of both vascular and degenerative lesions accounting for cognitive decline...
May 24, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538012/antiphospholipid-syndrome-an-update-for-clinicians-and-scientists
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Andrew P Vreede, Paula L Bockenstedt, Jason S Knight
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is a leading acquired cause of thrombosis and pregnancy loss. Upon diagnosis (which is unlikely to be made until at least one morbid event has occurred), anticoagulant medications are typically prescribed in an attempt to prevent future events. This approach is not uniformly effective and does not prevent associated autoimmune and inflammatory complications. The goal of this review is to update clinicians and scientists on mechanistic and clinically relevant studies from the past 18 months, which have especially focused on inflammatory aspects of APS pathophysiology...
May 22, 2017: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537783/association-of-mild-to-moderate-reduction-in-glomerular-filtration-rate-with-subclinical-atherosclerosis-in-postmenopausal-women
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Florina Parv, Andrei Beceanu, Rodica Avram, Romulus Zorin Timar, Bogdan Timar, Florica Gadalean
BACKGROUND: Due to loss of hormonal protective effects, postmenopausal women have an increased cardiovascular (CV) risk. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a well-established risk factor for CV disease, but little is known whether mild-to-moderate kidney dysfunction is associated with atherosclerosis burden in the postmenopausal asymptomatic women. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Subclinical atherosclerosis was evaluated in 125 postmenopausal women with no clinical form of atherosclerosis, by carotid and femoral ultrasonography, ankle-brachial index (ABI), and flow-mediated dilation (FMD)...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534941/two-natural-eudesmane-type-sesquiterpenes-from-laggera-alata-inhibit-angiogenesis-and-suppress-breast-cancer-cell-migration-through-vegf-and-angiopoietin-2-mediated-signaling-pathways
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Ning Liang, Yaolan Li, Hau Yin Chung
Eudesmane-type sesquiterpenes are natural sesquiterpenes with anti-inflammatory properties, but their anti-angiogenic activities are not known. The present study demonstrated that 5α-hydroxycostic acid and hydroxyisocostic acid, two eudesmane-type sesquiterpenes (ETSs), isolated from the herb Laggera alata, possessed anti-angiogenic effects. Under non-toxic dosage, ETSs suppressed VEGF‑induced proliferation in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) and vessel formation in zebrafish embryos. Moreover, ETSs inhibited VEGF-stimulated HUVEC migration, stress fibers and tube formation...
May 17, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534515/stat3-activation-in-endothelial-cells-is-important-for-tumor-metastasis-via-increased-cell-adhesion-molecule-expression
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K-J Kim, S-H Kwon, J-H Yun, H-S Jeong, H-R Kim, E H Lee, S-K Ye, C-H Cho
Metastasis is a life-threatening feature of cancer and is primarily responsible for cancer patient mortality. Cross talk between tumor cells and endothelium is important for tumor progression and metastasis. However, very little is known about the mechanisms by which endothelial cells (ECs) that are close to tumor cells, respond to the tumor cells during tumor progression and metastasis. In this study, we exploited the use of EC-specific signal transducer activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) knockout mice to investigate the role of STAT3 in ECs in tumor progression and metastasis...
May 22, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534507/cecr1-mediated-cross-talk-between-macrophages-and-vascular-mural-cells-promotes-neovascularization-in-malignant-glioma
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C Zhu, I Chrifi, D Mustafa, M van der Weiden, P J M Leenen, D J Duncker, J M Kros, C Cheng
Glioblastomas (glioblastoma multiforme, GBM) are most malignant brain tumors characterized by profound vascularization. The activation of macrophages strongly contributes to tumor angiogenesis during GBM development. Previously, we showed that extracellular adenosine deaminase protein Cat Eye Syndrome Critical Region Protein 1 (CECR1) is highly expressed by M2-like macrophages in GBM where it defines macrophage M2 polarization and contributes to tumor expansion. In this study, the effect of CECR1 in macrophages on tumor angiogenesis was investigated...
May 22, 2017: Oncogene
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