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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730075/ccr7-p-erk1-2-vegf-signaling-promotes-retinal-neovascularization-in-a-mouse-model-of-oxygen-induced-retinopathy
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Lin-Hui Yuan, Xiao-Long Chen, Yu Di, Mei-Lin Liu
AIM: To investigate the role of CCR7/p-ERK1/2/VEGF signaling in the mouse model of oxygen-induced retinopathy (OIR). METHODS: Neonatal C57BL/6J mice were evenly randomized into four groups: normoxia, OIR, OIR control (treated with scramble siRNA), and OIR treated (treated with CCR7 siRNA). Normoxia group was not specially handled. Postnatal day 7 (P7) mice in the OIR group were exposed to 75%±5% oxygen for 5d (P7-P12) and then maintained under normoxic conditions for 5d (P12-P17)...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713907/roles-of-mir%C3%A2-4463-in-h2o2%C3%A2-induced-oxidative-stress-in-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells
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Xueqin Wang, Xuemei He, Xian Deng, Yanzheng He, Xiangyu Zhou
Oxidative stress is implicated in the pathophysiology of vascular diseases, including atherosclerosis, aneurysm and arteriovenous fistula. A previous study from our lab suggested that microRNA (miR)‑4463 may be involved in the pathogenesis of vascular disease; however, the roles of oxidative stress in the molecular mechanisms underlying the actions of miR‑4463 in vascular disease have yet to be elucidated. The aim of the present study was to investigate the role of miR‑4463 in hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)‑induced oxidative stress in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs)...
July 15, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711865/enhanced-mitochondrial-transient-receptor-potential-channel-canonical-type-3-mediated-calcium-handling-in-the-vasculature-from-hypertensive-rats
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Bin Wang, Shiqiang Xiong, Shaoyang Lin, Weijie Xia, Qiang Li, Zhigang Zhao, Xing Wei, Zongshi Lu, Xiao Wei, Peng Gao, Daoyan Liu, Zhiming Zhu
BACKGROUND: Mitochondrial Ca(2+) homeostasis is fundamental to the regulation of mitochondrial reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation and adenosine triphosphate production. Recently, transient receptor potential channel, canonical type 3 (TRPC3), has been shown to localize to the mitochondria and to play a role in maintaining mitochondrial calcium homeostasis. Inhibition of TRPC3 attenuates vascular calcium influx in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs). However, it remains elusive whether mitochondrial TRPC3 participates in hypertension by increasing mitochondrial calcium handling and ROS production...
July 15, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707316/ticagrelor-and-absorb-bioresorbable-vascular-scaffold-implantation-for-recovery-of-vascular-function-after-successful-chronic-total-occlusion-recanalization-tiger-bvs-trial-rationale-and-study-design
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Salvatore Brugaletta, Josep Gomez-Lara, Juan Caballero, Luis Ortega-Paz, Luis Teruel, Miriam Jimenez Fernandez, Rafael Romaguera, Vicente Alcalde Martinez, Marcos Ñato, Eduardo Molina Navarro, Joan-Antoni Gomez-Hospital, Concepcion Correa Vilches, Maria Joyera, Angel Cequier, Manel Sabate
OBJECTIVES: To explore the role of ticagrelor versus clopidogrel in coronary blood flow normalization immediately after chronic coronary total occlusion (CTO) recanalization. BACKGROUND: Coronary vascular function of a CTO immediately after recanalization is demonstrated to be poor. METHODS: The TIGER BVS is a prospective, double-randomized, open-label, two parallel-group controlled clinical trial to evaluate efficacy of ticagrelor versus clopidogrel in improving vascular function of coronary segment distal to CTO immediately after CTO recanalization...
July 14, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683454/interactions-of-tlr4-and-ppar%C3%AE-dependent-on-ampk-signalling-pathway-contribute-to-anti-inflammatory-effects-of-vaccariae-hypaphorine-in-endothelial-cells
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Haijian Sun, Xuexue Zhu, Wei Lin, Yuetao Zhou, Weiwei Cai, Liying Qiu
Background /Aims: Accumulating evidence indicates that endothelial inflammation is one of the critical determinants in pathogenesis of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Our previous studies had demonstrated that Vaccariae prevented high glucose or oxidative stress-triggered endothelial dysfunction in vitro. Very little is known about the potential effects of hypaphorine from Vaccariae seed on inflammatory response in endothelial cells. METHODS: In the present study, we evaluated the anti-inflammatory effects of Vaccariae hypaphorine (VH) on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-challenged endothelial EA...
July 3, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677234/anti-aging-pharmacology-in-cutaneous-wound-healing-effects-of-metformin-resveratrol-and-rapamycin-by-local-application
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Pan Zhao, Bing-Dong Sui, Nu Liu, Ya-Jie Lv, Chen-Xi Zheng, Yong-Bo Lu, Wen-Tao Huang, Cui-Hong Zhou, Ji Chen, Dan-Lin Pang, Dong-Dong Fei, Kun Xuan, Cheng-Hu Hu, Yan Jin
Cutaneous wounds are among the most common soft tissue injuries and are particularly hard to heal in aging. Caloric restriction (CR) is well documented to extend longevity; pharmacologically, profound rejuvenative effects of CR mimetics have been uncovered, especially metformin (MET), resveratrol (RSV), and rapamycin (RAPA). However, locally applied impacts and functional differences of these agents on wound healing remain to be established. Here, we discovered that chronic topical administration of MET and RSV, but not RAPA, accelerated wound healing with improved epidermis, hair follicles, and collagen deposition in young rodents, and MET exerted more profound effects...
July 5, 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642014/acute-hemodynamic-effects-of-intravenous-adenosine-in-patients-with-associated-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-comparison-with-intravenous-epoprostenol
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Rosario Rossi, Francesca Coppi, Fabio Sgura, Daniel Monopoli, Giuseppe Boriani
Exogenous intravenous (IV) adenosine and epoprostenol are effective vasodilator agents, causing a substantial reduction in pulmonary vascular resistance in patients affected by idiopathic pulmonary arteriolar hypertension (PAH). Their action, in patients with PAH associated with other pathological conditions, is not well defined. In the present paper the authors retrospectively analyzed the acute hemodynamic effects of intravenous adenosine and epoprostenol in 30 consecutive patients (mean age: 58 ± 15 years; 21 females, and 9 males) affected by PAH associated with other pathological conditions, as determined by changes from baseline in systemic and pulmonary hemodynamic parameters...
June 19, 2017: Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634089/wedelolactone-a-plant-coumarin-prevents-vascular-smooth-muscle-cell-proliferation-and-injury-induced-neointimal-hyperplasia-through-akt-and-ampk-signaling
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Lu Peng, Xuefeng Huang, Xin Jin, Zuo Jing, Lichao Yang, Yu Zhou, Jie Ren, Yun Zhao
Wedelolactone (WDL) is a natural compound derived from Chinese herbal medicine Eclipta prostrate L, and has been reported to exhibit various effects potentially beneficial for human health. However, the possible preventive effects of WDL toward vascular remodeling and mechanisms involved have not been investigated to date. In this study, we investigated the effects of WDL on proliferation induced by platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) in primary rat aortic smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) and on neointimal hyperplasia resulted from balloon injury in rats...
June 17, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629815/resveratrol-suppresses-pulmonary-tumor-metastasis-by-inhibiting-platelet-mediated-angiogenic-responses
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Liwei He, Fangtian Fan, Xianbang Hou, Cuixiang Gao, Li Meng, Shu Meng, Shiwen Huang, Hongyan Wu
BACKGROUND: To explore the impact of Resveratrol (RSV) on the angiogenic potential of activated platelets and to elucidate the underlying mechanism. METHODS: Vascular endothelial growth factor concentrations were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Capillary tube formation assay was used to examine the impact of RSV on the angiogenic potential of activated platelets. The levels of cyclic adenosine monophosphate and cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP) in the supernatant were evaluated using corresponding enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay kits...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590059/sympatholytic-effect-of-intravascular-atp-is-independent-of-nitric-oxide-prostaglandins-na-k-atpase-and-kir-channels-in-humans
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Christopher M Hearon, Jennifer C Richards, Mathew L Racine, Gary J Luckasen, Dennis G Larson, Michael J Joyner, Frank A Dinenno
Exercise and intravascular ATP elicit vasodilatation that is dependent on activation of inwardly rectifying potassium (KIR ) channels, with a modest reliance on nitric oxide (NO) and prostaglandin (PG) synthesis.  Both exercise and intravascular ATP attenuate sympathetic α-adrenergic vasoconstriction (sympatholysis). However, KIR channels, NO, PGs and Na(+) /K(+) -ATPase activity are not obligatory to observe sympatholysis during exercise. To further determine similarities between exercise and intravascular ATP, we tested the hypothesis that inhibition of KIR channels, NO and PG synthesis, and Na(+) /K(+) -ATPase, would not alter the ability of ATP to blunt α1 -adrenergic vasoconstriction...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587166/exploring-adenosine-receptor-ligands-potential-role-in-the-treatment-of-cardiovascular-diseases
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REVIEW
Werner J Geldenhuys, Ahmad Hanif, June Yun, Mohammed A Nayeem
Cardiovascular diseases remain the number one diseases affecting patients' morbidity and mortality. The adenosine receptors are G-protein coupled receptors which have been of interest for drugs target for the treatment of multiple diseases ranging from cardiovascular to neurological. Adenosine receptors have been connected to several biological pathways affecting the physiology and pathology of the cardiovascular system. In this review, we will cover the different adenosine receptor ligands that have been identified to interact with adenosine receptors and affect the vascular system...
June 1, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585214/the-interactions-between-kynurenine-folate-methionine-and-pteridine-pathways-in-obesity
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Ayse Basak Engin, Atilla Engin
Obesity activates both innate and adaptive immune responses in adipose tissue. Elevated levels of eosinophils with depression of monocyte and neutrophil indicate the deficiencies in the immune system of morbidly obese individuals. Actually, adipose tissue macrophages are functional antigen-presenting cells that promote the proliferation of interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma)-producing CD4+ T cells in adipose tissue of obese subjects. Eventually, diet-induced obesity is associated with the loss of tissue homeostasis and development of type 1 inflammatory responses in visceral adipose tissue...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585197/human-protein-kinases-and-obesity
#13
Atilla Engin
The action of protein kinases and protein phosphatases is essential for multiple physiological responses. Each protein kinase displays its own unique substrate specificity, and a regulatory mechanism that may be modulated by association with other proteins. Protein kinases are classified by the target amino acid in their substrates. Some protein kinases can phosphorylate both serine/threonine, as well as tyrosine residues. This group of kinases has been known as dual specificity kinases. Unlike the dual specificity kinases, a heterogeneous group of protein phosphatases are known as dual-specificity phosphatases...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566591/dual-therapy-with-aspirin-and-cilostazol-may-improve-platelet-aggregation-in-noncardioembolic-stroke-patients-a-pilot-study
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Yoichi Ohnuki, Yuko Ohnuki, Saori Kohara, Mie Shimizu, Shunya Takizawa
Objective Some previous studies have found clinical benefit of dual antiplatelet therapy with aspirin and cilostazol for prevention of secondary stroke, but the physiological mechanism involved remains unknown. We aimed to clarify the effects of aspirin/cilostazol therapy on the platelet and endothelial functions of patients with acute noncardioembolic ischemic stroke, in comparison to patients who were treated with aspirin alone. Methods The present randomized prospective pilot study enrolled 24 patients within a week after the onset of noncardioembolic ischemic stroke...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566428/rational-combination-therapy-with-parp-and-mek-inhibitors-capitalizes-on-therapeutic-liabilities-in-ras-mutant-cancers
#15
Chaoyang Sun, Yong Fang, Jun Yin, Jian Chen, Zhenlin Ju, Dong Zhang, Xiaohua Chen, Christopher P Vellano, Kang Jin Jeong, Patrick Kwok-Shing Ng, Agda Karina B Eterovic, Neil H Bhola, Yiling Lu, Shannon N Westin, Jennifer R Grandis, Shiaw-Yih Lin, Kenneth L Scott, Guang Peng, Joan Brugge, Gordon B Mills
Mutant RAS has remained recalcitrant to targeted therapy efforts. We demonstrate that combined treatment with poly(adenosine diphosphate-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitors and mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) kinase (MEK) inhibitors evokes unanticipated, synergistic cytotoxic effects in vitro and in vivo in multiple RAS mutant tumor models across tumor lineages where RAS mutations are prevalent. The effects of PARP and MEK inhibitor combinations are independent of BRCA1/2 and p53 mutation status, suggesting that the synergistic activity is likely to be generalizable...
May 31, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28565879/difference-in-protective-effects-of-gip-and-glp-1-on-endothelial-cells-according-to-cyclic-adenosine-monophosphate-response
#16
Dong-Mee Lim, Keun-Young Park, Won-Min Hwang, Ju-Young Kim, Byung-Joon Kim
Receptors for glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) and glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) are present in vascular endothelial cells. Previous studies investigating euglycemic status have demonstrated that GIP is directly involved in the physiology of blood vessels by controlling the blood flow rate of portal veins and that GLP-1 has a protective effect on blood vessels by acting on endothelial cells. However, to the best of our knowledge, the effects of GIP and GLP-1 on endothelial cells in patients with hyperglycemia remain unknown...
May 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560821/ecto-5-nucleotidase-cd73-regulates-peripheral-chemoreceptor-activity-and-cardiorespiratory-responses-to-hypoxia
#17
Andrew P Holmes, Clare J Ray, Selina A Pearson, Andrew M Coney, Prem Kumar
Augmented sensory neuronal activity from the carotid body (CB) has emerged as a principal cause of hypertension in a number of cardiovascular related pathologies including obstructive sleep apnoea, heart failure and diabetes. Development of new targets and pharmacological treatment strategies aiming to reduce CB sensory activity may thus improve outcomes in these key patient cohorts. The current study tested whether ecto-5'-nucleotidase (CD73), an enzyme that generates adenosine, is functionally important in modifying CB sensory activity and cardiovascular respiratory responses to hypoxia...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560556/shear-stress-induces-phenotypic-modulation-of-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells-via-ampk-mtor-ulk1-mediated-autophagy
#18
Liqian Sun, Manman Zhao, Aihua Liu, Ming Lv, Jingbo Zhang, Youxiang Li, Xinjian Yang, Zhongxue Wu
Phenotypic modulation of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) is involved in the pathophysiological processes of the intracranial aneurysms (IAs). Although shear stress has been implicated in the proliferation, migration, and phenotypic conversion of VSMCs, the molecular mechanisms underlying these events are currently unknown. In this study, we investigated whether shear stress(SS)-induced VSMC phenotypic modulation was mediated by autophagy involved in adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase (AMPK)/mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR)/Unc-51-like kinase 1 (ULK1) pathway...
May 30, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553113/methotrexate-carried-in-lipid-core-nanoparticles-reduces-myocardial-infarction-size-and-improves-cardiac-function-in-rats
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Raul C Maranhão, Maria C Guido, Aline D de Lima, Elaine R Tavares, Alyne F Marques, Marcelo D Tavares de Melo, Jose C Nicolau, Vera Mc Salemi, Roberto Kalil-Filho
PURPOSE: Acute myocardial infarction (MI) is accompanied by myocardial inflammation, fibrosis, and ventricular remodeling that, when excessive or not properly regulated, may lead to heart failure. Previously, lipid core nanoparticles (LDE) used as carriers of the anti-inflammatory drug methotrexate (MTX) produced an 80-fold increase in the cell uptake of MTX. LDE-MTX treatment reduced vessel inflammation and atheromatous lesions induced in rabbits by cholesterol feeding. The aim of the study was to investigate the effects of LDE-MTX on rats with MI, compared with commercial MTX treatment...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544385/korean-red-ginseng-extract-enhances-the-anticancer-effects-of-sorafenib-through-abrogation-of-creb-and-c-jun-activation-in-renal-cell-carcinoma
#20
Chulwon Kim, Jong Hyun Lee, Seung Ho Baek, Jeong-Hyeon Ko, Dongwoo Nam, Kwang Seok Ahn
Although application of sorafenib in the treatment of human renal cell carcinoma (RCC) remains one of the best examples of successful targeted therapy, majority of RCC patients suffer from its side effects as well as develop resistance to this targeted therapy. Thus, there is a need to promote novel alternative therapies for the treatment of RCC. In this study, we investigated whether Korean red ginseng extract (KRGE) could inhibit the proliferation and induce chemosensitization in human renal cancer cells...
May 22, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
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