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Xiao-Yan Cai, Xiao-Chun Ni, Yong Yi, Hong-Wei He, Jia-Xing Wang, Yi-Peng Fu, Jian Sun, Jian Zhou, Yun-Feng Cheng, Jian-Jun Jin, Jia Fan, Shuang-Jian Qiu
Nucleoside triphosphate diphosphohydrolase-1 (ENTPD1/CD39) is the rate-limiting enzyme in a cascade leading to the generation of immunosuppressive adenosine and plays an important role in tumor progression. This study aimed to evaluate the expression of CD39 and CD39Foxp3 regulatory T cells (Tregs) and to determine their prognostic role in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) after radical resection.Immunohistochemistry (IHC) and double IHC were used to analyze CD39 expression or the expression of CD39 and Foxp3 in a cohort of 324 HCC patients who underwent curative resection...
October 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Kady Fischer, Dominik P Guensch, Nancy Shie, Julie Lebel, Matthias G Friedrich
BACKGROUND: Breathing maneuvers can elicit a similar vascular response as vasodilatory agents like adenosine; yet, their potential diagnostic utility in the presence of coronary artery stenosis is unknown. The objective of the study is to investigate if breathing maneuvers can non-invasively detect inducible ischemia in an experimental animal model when the myocardium is imaged with oxygenation-sensitive cardiovascular magnetic resonance (OS-CMR). METHODS AND FINDINGS: In 11 anesthetised swine with experimentally induced significant stenosis (fractional flow reserve <0...
2016: PloS One
Aung Myat, Udaya S Tantry, Jacek Kubica, Paul A Gurbel
Introduction A P2Y12 inhibitor plus aspirin is the most widely used antiplatelet strategy to prevent adverse outcomes in the setting of atherothrombotic vascular disease. Areas Covered A paucity of robust evidence for an optimal dose, gastrointestinal toxicity, ineffectiveness in high-risk patients and interactions with other antiplatelet agents, are major controversies associated with aspirin therapy. Ticagrelor is a reversibly binding oral P2Y12 receptor blocker that mediates potent inhibition of adenosine diphosphate-induced platelet function...
October 14, 2016: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
Kyoko Hijiya, Toyofumi F Chen-Yoshikawa, Takeshi Kondo, Hideki Motoyama, Akihiro Ohsumi, Daisuke Nakajima, Jin Sakamoto, Keiji Ohata, Mamoru Takahashi, Satona Tanaka, Ei Miyamoto, Akihiro Aoyama, Hiroshi Date
BACKGROUND: We hypothesized that an injured lung graft from donation after cardiac death donors could be reconditioned before transplantation using an ex vivo lung perfusion (EVLP) system and ventilation with high-dose short-acting β2-adrenergic receptor agonists. METHODS: Cardiac arrest was induced in a canine model by intravenous potassium chloride injection. Lungs were randomly assigned to two groups after 150 minutes of warm ischemia: inhalation of 1,400 μg of procaterol (BETA group, n = 5) or control group receiving solvent (CON group, n = 5) during EVLP...
October 10, 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Suvi T Vaara, Maija Hollmén, Anna-Maija Korhonen, Mikael Maksimow, Tero Ala-Kokko, Marko Salmi, Sirpa Jalkanen, Ville Pettilä
BACKGROUND: CD73 dephosphorylates adenosine monophosphate to adenosine that is an anti-inflammatory molecule inhibiting immune activation and vascular leakage. Therefore, CD73 could be an interesting mediator both in sepsis and acute kidney injury (AKI). We aimed to explore the soluble CD73 (sCD73) levels and their evolution in critically ill patients with severe sepsis and, second, to scrutinize the potential association of sCD73 levels with AKI and 90-day mortality. METHODS: This was a post-hoc laboratory analysis of the prospective, observational FINNAKI study conducted in 17 Finnish ICU during 5 months in 2011-2012...
2016: PloS One
Shoujiao Ye, Zhenqiang Song, Jing Li, Chunshen Li, Juhong Yang, Bai Chang
In the study, type 2 diabetic rat model was established using streptozotocin (STZ) combined with a high-fat diet, and the rats were divided into control and diabetic groups. Diabetic groups were further divided into nonintervening, simvastatin, Didang Decoction (DDD) early-phase intervening, DDD mid-phase intervening, and DDD late-phase intervening groups. The expression level of MLCK was detected using Western Blot analysis, and the levels of cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP), protein kinase C (PKC), and protein kinase A (PKA) were examined using Real Time PCR...
2016: International Journal of Endocrinology
Jesenia Acurio, Kurt Herlitz, Felipe Troncoso, Claudio Aguayo, Patricio Bertoglia, Carlos Escudero
We aim to investigate whether A2A/nitric oxide-mediated regulation of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) expression is impaired in feto-placental endothelial cells from late-onset pre-eclampsia. Cultures of human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) and human placental microvascular endothelial cells (hPMECs) from normal and pre-eclamptic pregnancies were used. Assays by using small interference RNA (siRNA) for A2A were performed, and transfected cells were used for estimation of messenger RNA (mRNA) levels of VEGF, as well as for cell proliferation and angiogenesis in vitro...
September 30, 2016: Purinergic Signalling
Stephanie A Houston, Azizah Ugusman, Sukanya Gnanadesikan, Simon Kennedy
Succinobucol is a phenolic antioxidant with anti-inflammatory and antiplatelet effects. Given the importance of oxidant stress in modulating platelet-platelet and platelet-vessel wall interactions, the aim of this study was to establish if antioxidant activity was responsible for the antiplatelet activity of succinobucol. Platelet aggregation in response to collagen and adenosine diphosphate (ADP) was studied in rabbit whole blood and platelet-rich plasma using impedance aggregometry. The effect of oxidant stress on aggregation, platelet lipid peroxides, and vascular tone was studied by incubating platelets, washed platelets or preconstricted rabbit iliac artery rings respectively with a combination of xanthine and xanthine oxidase (X/XO)...
September 29, 2016: Platelets
Lisa A Lesniewski, Douglas R Seals, Ashley E Walker, Grant D Henson, Mark W Blimline, Daniel W Trott, Gary C Bosshardt, Thomas J LaRocca, Brooke R Lawson, Melanie C Zigler, Anthony J Donato
Inhibition of mammalian target of rapamycin, mTOR, extends lifespan and reduces age-related disease. It is not known what role mTOR plays in the arterial aging phenotype or if mTOR inhibition by dietary rapamycin ameliorates age-related arterial dysfunction. To explore this, young (3.8 ± 0.6 months) and old (30.3 ± 0.2 months) male B6D2F1 mice were fed a rapamycin supplemented or control diet for 6-8 weeks. Although there were few other notable changes in animal characteristics after rapamycin treatment, we found that glucose tolerance improved in old mice, but was impaired in young mice, after rapamycin supplementation (both P < 0...
September 22, 2016: Aging Cell
Vishal R Yadav, Ka L Hong, Darryl C Zeldin, Mohammed A Nayeem
Soluble epoxide hydrolase (sEH) converts epoxyeicosatrienoic acids that are endothelium-derived hyperpolarizing factors into less active dihydroxyeicosatrienoic acids. Previously, we reported a decrease in adenosine A1 receptor (A1AR) protein levels in sEH knockout (sEH(-/-)) and an increase in sEH and A1AR protein levels in A2AAR(-/-) mice. Additionally, KATP channels are involved in adenosine receptor (AR)-dependent vascular relaxation. Thus, we hypothesize that a potential relationship may exist among sEH over-expression, A1AR upregulation, inactivation of KATP channels, and increased in vascular tone...
November 2016: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
Surbhi Gupta, Prabhat Singh, Bhupesh Sharma
BACKGROUND: Ischemia-induced chronic cerebral hypoperfusion (CCH) is associated with reduced cerebral blood flow and vascular dementia (VaD). Brain mitochondrial potassium (adenosine triphosphate-sensitive potassium [KATP]) channels have a beneficial role in various brain conditions. The utility of KATP channels in CCH-induced VaD is still unknown. The aim of this study is to investigate the role of nicorandil, a selective KATP channel opener, in CCH-induced VaD. METHODS: The method of 2-vessel occlusion (2VO) was used to induce CCH in mice...
September 9, 2016: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
Yanxiang Li, Guangde Yang, Xiaofeng Yang, Weirong Wang, Jiye Zhang, Yanhao He, Wei Zhang, Ting Jing, Rong Lin
Emerging evidences indicated that NLRP3 inflammasome initiates inflammatory response involved in cardiovascular disease. Nicotinic acid (NA) has been known to possess potential anti-inflammatory property. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of NA on the activation of NLRP3 inflammasome and the underlying mechanisms. It was found that lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and adenosine triphosphate (ATP) triggered the activation of NLRP3 inflammasome in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs). NA inhibited NLRP3 inflammasome activation and subsequent caspase-1 cleavage as well as interleukin (IL)-1β secretion...
September 7, 2016: International Immunopharmacology
Nivedita K Naresh, Joshua T Butcher, Robert J Lye, Xiao Chen, Brant E Isakson, Li-Ming Gan, Christopher M Kramer, Brian H Annex, Frederick H Epstein
BACKGROUND: Impaired myocardial perfusion reserve (MPR) is prevalent in obesity and diabetes, even in the absence of obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD), and is prognostic of adverse events. We sought to establish the time course of reduced MPR and to investigate associated vascular and tissue properties in mice fed a high-fat diet (HFD), as they are an emerging model of human obesity, diabetes, and reduced MPR without obstructive CAD. METHODS: C57Bl/6 mice fed a HFD or a low-fat diet (control) were imaged at 6, 12, 18 and 24 weeks post-diet...
2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
Sun Haeng Park, Yoon-Young Sung, Seol Jang, Kyoung Jin Nho, Go Ya Choi, Ho Kyoung Kim
BACKGROUND: Do In Seung Gi-Tang (DISGT) is an herbal mixture of traditional Korean medicine that is composed of Rheum undulatum Linne, Prunus Persica (L.) Batsch, Conyza canadensis L., Cinnamomum Cassia Presl, and Glycytthiza uralensis Fischer (8: 6: 4: 4: 4 ratio). We investigated the effect of DISGT on vascular inflammation and lipid accumulation in apolipoprotein E-deficient (ApoE(-/-)) mice. METHODS: ApoE(-/-) mice that were fed a high-fat diet (HFD) were treated with DISGT (300 mg/kg/day) or statin (10 mg/kg/day) for 16 weeks...
2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Ying Sun, Pingbo Huang
Extracellular adenosine is a ubiquitous signaling molecule that modulates a wide array of biological processes. Recently, significant advances have been made in our understanding of A2B adenosine receptor (A2BAR). In this review, we first summarize some of the general characteristics of A2BAR, and then we describe the multiple binding partners of the receptor, such as newly identified α-actinin-1 and p105, and discuss how these associated proteins could modulate A2BAR's functions, including certain seemingly paradoxical functions of the receptor...
2016: Frontiers in Chemistry
Heemin Kang, Yu-Ru V Shih, Manando Nakasaki, Harsha Kabra, Shyni Varghese
The abilities of human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) to proliferate without phenotypic alteration and to differentiate into tissue-specific progeny make them a promising cell source for regenerative medicine and development of physiologically relevant in vitro platforms. Despite this potential, efficient conversion of hPSCs into tissue-specific cells still remains a challenge. Herein, we report direct conversion of hPSCs into functional osteoblasts through the use of adenosine, a naturally occurring nucleoside in the human body...
August 2016: Science Advances
Xiong-Ke Hu, Xin-Hua Yin, Hong-Qi Zhang, Chao-Feng Guo, Ming-Xing Tang
Liraglutide, a synthetic analogue of glucagon-like peptide‑1, is utilized in the treatment of type 2 diabetes and obesity. Liraglutide has been previously demonstrated to prevent osteoblastic differentiation of human vascular smooth muscle cells, resulting in the slowing of arterial calcification, however, its effect on bone formation remains unclear. The present study investigated the effect of liraglutide on osteoblastic differentiation using Alizarin Red S staining, and examined the molecular mechanisms underlying the regulatory effect by western blot analysis...
October 2016: Molecular Medicine Reports
Xiying Wang, Hongkuan Yang, Daijiro Yanagisawa, Jean-Pierre Bellier, Katsutaro Morino, Shiguang Zhao, Ping Liu, Piers Vigers, Ikuo Tooyama
Mitochondrial ferritin (FtMt) is believed to play an antioxidant role via iron regulation, and FtMt gene mutation has been reported in age-related macular degeneration (AMD). However, little is known about FtMt's functions in the retina and any links to AMD. In this study, we observed age-related increase in FtMt and hypoxia-inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α) in murine retinal pigment epithelium (RPE). FtMt overexpression in ARPE-19 cells stabilized HIF-1α, and increased the secretion of vascular endothelial growth factor...
August 12, 2016: Neurobiology of Aging
Girum Mekonnen, Salim S Hayek, Puja K Mehta, Qunna Li, Ernestine Mahar, Liping Mou, Tanya S Kenkre, John W Petersen, Babak Azarbal, Bruce Samuels, R David Anderson, Tara Sedlak, Melody Zaya, Megha Agarwal, Afsaneh Haftbaradaran, Margo Minissian, Eileen Handberg, Carl J Pepine, Christopher R Cogle, C Noel Bairey Merz, Edmund K Waller, Arshed A Quyyumi
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Ischemia stimulates a reparative response resulting in mobilization of circulating progenitor cells (CPCs). We hypothesized that women with chronic myocardial ischemia from coronary microvascular disease (CMD) will mobilize CPCs. METHODS: In 123 women with ischemic symptoms and signs but no obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) enrolled in the Women's Ischemia Syndrome Evaluation - Coronary Vascular Dysfunction Study (WISE-CVD), we measured coronary flow reserve (CFR) in response to intracoronary adenosine...
October 2016: Atherosclerosis
Konstantinos Stellos, Aikaterini Gatsiou, Kimon Stamatelopoulos, Ljubica Perisic Matic, David John, Federica Francesca Lunella, Nicolas Jaé, Oliver Rossbach, Carolin Amrhein, Frangiska Sigala, Reinier A Boon, Boris Fürtig, Yosif Manavski, Xintian You, Shizuka Uchida, Till Keller, Jes-Niels Boeckel, Anders Franco-Cereceda, Lars Maegdefessel, Wei Chen, Harald Schwalbe, Albrecht Bindereif, Per Eriksson, Ulf Hedin, Andreas M Zeiher, Stefanie Dimmeler
Adenosine-to-inosine (A-to-I) RNA editing, which is catalyzed by a family of adenosine deaminase acting on RNA (ADAR) enzymes, is important in the epitranscriptomic regulation of RNA metabolism. However, the role of A-to-I RNA editing in vascular disease is unknown. Here we show that cathepsin S mRNA (CTSS), which encodes a cysteine protease associated with angiogenesis and atherosclerosis, is highly edited in human endothelial cells. The 3' untranslated region (3' UTR) of the CTSS transcript contains two inverted repeats, the AluJo and AluSx(+) regions, which form a long stem-loop structure that is recognized by ADAR1 as a substrate for editing...
October 2016: Nature Medicine
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