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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078487/the-role-of-the-nox4-derived-ros-mediated-rhoa-rho-kinase-pathway-in-rat-hypertension-induced-by-chronic-intermittent-hypoxia
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Wen Lu, Jing Kang, Ke Hu, Si Tang, Xiufang Zhou, Lifang Xu, Yuanyuan Li, Shuhui Yu
BACKGROUND: Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, which is a risk factor for resistant hypertension, is characterized by chronic intermittent hypoxia (CIH) and is associated with many cardiovascular diseases. CIH elicits systemic oxidative stress and sympathetic hyperactivity, which lead to hypertension. Rho kinases (ROCKs) are considered to be major effectors of the small GTPase RhoA and have been extensively studied in the cardiovascular field. Upregulation of the RhoA/ROCK signaling cascade is observed in various cardiovascular disorders, such as atherosclerosis, pulmonary hypertension, and stroke...
January 11, 2017: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076452/angiotensin-1-7-relieved-renal-injury-induced-by-chronic-intermittent-hypoxia-in-rats-by-reducing-inflammation-oxidative-stress-and-fibrosis
#2
W Lu, J Kang, K Hu, S Tang, X Zhou, S Yu, L Xu
We aimed to study the renal injury and hypertension induced by chronic intermittent hypoxia (CIH) and the protective effects mediated by angiotensin 1-7 [Ang(1-7)]. We randomly assigned 32 male Sprague-Dawley rats (body weight 180-200 g) to normoxia control, CIH, Ang(1-7)-treated normoxia, and Ang(1-7)-treated CIH groups. Systolic blood pressure (SBP) was monitored at the start and end of each week. Renal sympathetic nerve activity (RSNA) was recorded. CTGF and TGF-β were detected by immunohistochemistry and western blotting...
January 9, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057852/endothelin-1-and-et-receptors-impair-left-ventricular-function-by-mediated-coronary-arteries-dysfunction-in-chronic-intermittent-hypoxia-rats
#3
Jin-Wei Wang, Ai-Ying Li, Qiu-Hong Guo, Ya-Jing Guo, James W Weiss, En-Sheng Ji
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) results in cardiac dysfunction and vascular endothelium injury. Chronic intermittent hypoxia (CIH), the main characteristic of OSAS, is considered to be mainly responsible for cardiovascular system impairment. This study is aimed to evaluate the role of endothelin-1(ET-1) system in coronary injury and cardiac dysfunction in CIH rats. In our study, Sprague-Dawley rats were exposed to CIH (FiO2 9% for 1.5 min, repeated every 3 min for 8 h/d, 7 days/week for 3 weeks). After 3 weeks, the left ventricular developed pressure (LVDP) and coronary resistance (CR) were measured with the langendorff mode in isolated hearts...
January 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057739/aberrant-let7a-hmga2-signaling-activity-with-unique-clinical-phenotype-in-jak2-mutated-myeloproliferative-neoplasms
#4
Chih-Cheng Chen, Jie-Yu You, Jrhau Lung, Cih-En Huang, Yi-Yang Chen, Yu-Wei Leu, Hsing-Ying Ho, Chian-Pei Li, Chang-Hsien Lu, Kuan-Der Lee, Chia-Chen Hsu, Jyh-Pyng Gau
High mobility group AT-hook 2 (HMGA2) is an architectural transcriptional factor that is negatively regulated by Let-7 microRNA through binding to its 3-untranslated region (3-UTR). Transgenic mice expressing HMGA2 with a truncation of its 3-UTR has been shown to exhibit a myeloproliferative phenotype. To decipher the Let-7-HMGA2 axis in myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN), we employed an in vitro model supplemented with clinical correlation. Ba/F3 cells with inducible JAK2V617F expression (Ton.JAK2.V617F cells) showed up-regulation of HMGA2 with concurrent let-7a repression...
January 5, 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055223/claim-assessment-profile-a-method-for-capturing-healthcare-evidence-in-the-scientific-evaluation-and-review-of-claims-in-health-care-search
#5
Lara Hilton, Wayne B Jonas
BACKGROUND: Grounding health claims in an evidence base is essential for determining safety and effectiveness. However, it is not appropriate to evaluate all healthcare claims with the same methods. "Gold standard" randomized controlled trials may skip over important qualitative and observational data about use, benefits, side effects, and preferences, issues especially salient in research on complementary and integrative health (CIH) practices. This gap has prompted a move toward studying treatments in their naturalistic settings...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050773/the-effect-of-chronic-intermittent-hypoxia-on-respiratory-sensitivity-to-morphine-in-rats
#6
Jian Wu, Peng Li, Xiuying Wu
PURPOSE: Chronic intermittent hypoxia (CIH) is a characteristic of obstructive sleep apnea syndromes (OSAs). Recurrent hypoxia during the developmental period increases respiratory sensitivity to subsequent administration of opioids. However, it is unknown whether CIH affects respiratory sensitivity to opioids in adults. Our study aimed to assess the changes in respiratory sensitivity to morphine (MOR) under CIH and to explore the possible mechanisms in an adult rat model. METHODS: We applied CIH in adult Sprague-Dawley rats to simulate the hypoxia condition caused by OSAs...
January 3, 2017: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050681/detection-of-chlorophylls-in-spores-of-seven-ferns
#7
Mei-Hwei Tseng, Kuei-Huei Lin, Yi-Jia Huang, Ya-Lan Chang, Sheng-Cih Huang, Li-Yaung Kuo, Yao-Moan Huang
Fern spores were traditionally classified into chlorophyllous (green) and nonchlorophyllous (nongreen) types based on the color visible to the naked eye. Recently, a third type, "cryptochlorophyllous spores", is recognized, and these spores are nongreen under white light but contain chlorophylls. Epifluorescence microscopy was previously used to detect chlorophylls in cryptochlorophyllous spores. In addition to epifluorescence microscopy, current study performed some other approaches, including spore-squash epifluorescence, absorption spectra, laser-induced fluorescence emission spectra, thin layer chromatography (TLC), and ultra-high performance liquid chromatography with ultraviolet and mass spectrometric detection (UHPLC-UV-MS) in order to detect chlorophylls of spores of seven ferns (Sphaeropteris lepifera, Ceratopteris thalictroides, Leptochilus wrightii, Leptochilus pothifolius, Lepidomicrosorum buergerianum, Osmunda banksiifolia, and Platycerium grande)...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Plant Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025147/the-significant-effect-of-chronic-intermittent-hypoxia-on-prostaglandin-d2-biosynthesis-in-rat-brain
#8
Li-Na Shan, Wen-Shu Chai, Si-Jing Lu, Yong-Gui Song, Dan Su, Shuman Yang, Xian-Bao Shi, Wei Wang
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common disorder characterized by chronic intermittent hypoxia (CIH). Excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) is one of severe complications frequently associated with OSA. Lipocalin-type prostaglandin synthase (L-PGDS) is potentially responsible for the production of prostaglandin D2 (PGD2) which is an endogenous sleep inducer. To date, whether the content of PGD2 and PGDS is related to intermittent hypoxia has never been reported. The aim of this study was to compare the content of PGD2 and L-PGDS in rats' brains with and without intermittent hypoxia...
December 23, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003214/the-role-of-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-1-within-the-median-preoptic-nucleus-following-chronic-intermittent-hypoxia
#9
Katelynn Faulk, Brent Shell, T Prashant Nedungadi, J Thomas Cunningham
Sustained hypertension is an important consequence of obstructive sleep apnea. An animal model of the hypoxemia associated with sleep apnea, chronic intermittent hypoxia (CIH), produces increased sympathetic nerve activity (SNA) and sustained increases in blood pressure. Many mechanisms have been implicated in the hypertension associated with CIH including the role of ΔFosB within the median preoptic nucleus (MnPO). Also, the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) has been associated with CIH hypertension. We conducted experiments in order to determine the possible association of FosB/ΔFosB with a RAS component, angiotensin converting enzyme 1 (ACE1), within the MnPO following 7 days of CIH...
December 21, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998077/investigation-of-cellular-uptakes-of-the-in-tether-chiral-center-induced-helical-pentapeptides
#10
Kuan Hu, Wenjun Li, Mengying Yu, Chengjie Sun, Zigang Li
We recently reported that a precisely positioned in-tether chiral center can modulate backbone peptides' secondary structures, which provides an unbiased platform to evaluate peptides' biophysical properties solely imposed by secondary structure differences. In this work, we studied the cellular uptake efficiency and mechanism of epimer pairs of a panel of chirality-induced helical peptides (CIH peptides). Although the peptides' cellular uptake is a synergetic result of various factors, our results unambiguously indicate that helical content is an important factor for the cellular uptake of CIH peptides...
December 21, 2016: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934525/dynamic-chemically-driven-dewetting-spreading-and-self-running-of-sessile-droplets-on-crystalline-silicon
#11
Steve Arscott
A chemically driven dewetting effect is demonstrated using sessile droplets of dilute hydrofluoric acid on chemically oxidized silicon wafers. The dewetting occurs as the thin oxide is slowly etched by the droplet and replaced by a hydrogen-terminated surface; the result of this is a gradual increase in the contact angle of the droplet with time. The time-varying work of adhesion is calculated from the time-varying contact angle; this corresponds to the changing chemical nature of the surface during dewetting and can be modeled by the well-known logistic (sigmoid) function often used for the modeling of restricted growth, in this case, the transition from an oxidized surface to a hydrogen-terminated silicon surface...
December 6, 2016: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929189/switching-substitution-groups-on-the-in-tether-chiral-centre-influences-backbone-peptides-permeability-and-target-binding-affinity
#12
Yixiang Jiang, Kuan Hu, Xiaodong Shi, Qingzhuang Tang, ZiChen Wang, Xiyang Ye, Zigang Li
Different substitution groups on the in-tether chiral centre of chirality-induced helical peptides (CIH peptides) showed distinguishable effects on the peptides' cellular uptakes and binding affinities with the estrogen receptor α(ER-α). This study proves that in-tether chiral centres are a valuable modification site for constructing peptide ligands with preferable biophysical properties.
December 8, 2016: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925776/providers-and-administrators-perceptions-of-complementary-and-integrative-health-practices-across-the-veterans-health-administration
#13
Carol E Fletcher, Allison R Mitchinson, Erika Trumble, Daniel B Hinshaw, Jeffery A Dusek
OBJECTIVES: Use of complementary and integrative health (CIH) therapies is being promoted by the Veterans Health Administration (VA), but promotion may not equate to adoption. The purpose of this study was to explore whether perceptions regarding CIH at one VA medical center (VAMC) were similar to perceptions from a sample of other VAMCs. DESIGN: This article reports a subset of qualitative findings from a mixed-methods study. SETTING/PARTICIPANTS: Sites were recruited through a VA-wide CIH listserver...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916083/-effects-of-chronic-intermittent-hypoxia-on-hepatic-function-and-protective-mechanism-of-adiponectin-in-rats
#14
R Xue, J Cao, X L Zhang, W X Ding, W J Wang, H P Huang
Objective: To explore the effect of chronic intermittent hypoxia (CIH) on rats hepatic function, and the protective mechanism of adiponectin (Ad). Methods: Sixty healthy male wistar rats were randomly divided into 4 groups: normal control (NC), NC+ Ad, CIH, and CIH+ Ad groups with 15 rats in each. The rats in CIH and CIH+ Ad groups were exposed to an intermittent hypoxic chamber 8 hours per day for 4 months. Meanwhile, the rats in both the NC and NC + Ad groups were housed with normal pressure air. The rats in the NC+ Ad and CIH+ Ad groups were additionally treated with an intravenous injection of Ad (10 μg), twice a week for 4 months...
November 29, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884793/sex-stress-and-sleep-apnoea-decreased-susceptibility-to-upper-airway-muscle-dysfunction-following-intermittent-hypoxia-in-females
#15
REVIEW
Ken D O'Halloran, Philip Lewis, Fiona McDonald
Obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS) is a devastating respiratory control disorder more common in men than women. The reasons for the sex difference in prevalence are multifactorial, but are partly attributable to protective effects of oestrogen. Indeed, OSAS prevalence increases in post-menopausal women. OSAS is characterized by repeated occlusions of the pharyngeal airway during sleep. Dysfunction of the upper airway muscles controlling airway calibre and collapsibility is implicated in the pathophysiology of OSAS, and sex differences in the neuro-mechanical control of upper airway patency are described...
November 21, 2016: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871302/glycopyrrolate-in-comparison-to-hyoscine-hydrobromide-and-placebo-in-the-treatment-of-hypersalivation-induced-by-clozapine-gothic1-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-feasibility-study
#16
Inti Qurashi, Simon Chu, Nusrat Husain, Richard J Drake, Imran Chaudhry, J F W Deakin
BACKGROUND: Clozapine is the only medication licensed for the treatment of resistant schizophrenia in the UK. Although efficacious, a common and unpopular side effect of clozapine treatment is clozapine-induced hypersalivation (CIH), which can contribute to non-adherence. The standard treatment for CIH in the UK is hyoscine hydrobromide but this may aggravate cognitive deficits in patients with schizophrenia while glycopyrrolate may be an effective alternative with a more tolerable side effect profile...
November 21, 2016: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849271/quality-of-hospital-databases-in-brazil-some-elements
#17
Juliana Pires Machado, Mônica Martins, Iuri da Costa Leite
Introduction: The use of secondary data for health service research has been increasingly common, having the advantage of acquiring information faster and cheaper, in addition to its larger population, temporal and geographical amplitude. Objectives: The aim of this study was to describe problems in the quality of information about hospitals characteristics and hospitalizations in Brazil. Methods: The National Database on Health Units (CNES), the Public Hospital Information System (SIH), and the Private Hospital Information System (CIH) were analyzed...
July 2016: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia, Brazilian Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27775047/repetitive-electroacupuncture-attenuates-cold-induced-hypertension-through-enkephalin-in-the-rostral-ventral-lateral-medulla
#18
Min Li, Stephanie C Tjen-A-Looi, Zhi-Ling Guo, John C Longhurst
Acupuncture lowers blood pressure (BP) in hypertension, but mechanisms underlying its action are unclear. To simulate clinical studies, we performed electroacupuncture (EA) in unanesthetized rats with cold-induced hypertension (CIH) induced by six weeks of cold exposure (6 °C). EA (0.1 - 0.4 mA, 2 Hz) was applied at ST36-37 acupoints overlying the deep peroneal nerve for 30 min twice weekly for five weeks while sham-EA was conducted with the same procedures as EA except for no electrical stimulation...
October 24, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27748200/statins-may-prevent-atherosclerotic-disease-in-osa-patients-without-co-morbidities
#19
Domenico Maurizio Toraldo, Michele De Benedetto, Luana Conte, Francesco De Nuccio
Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is characterized by repetitive interruptions of breathing, causing Chronic Intermittent Hypoxia (CIH) that can be involved in the development and progression of cardiovascular diseases. There is evidence showing a close relationship between OSA and atherosclerosis, even in patients who do not show co-morbidities such as hypertension, diabetes, high levels of lowdensity lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), cigarette smoking and obesity, which can activate the endothelium. This endothelium activation due to CIH and specific to OSA seems to be dependent on a different pathway...
2017: Current Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27736201/aav-delivery-of-endothelin-1-shrna-attenuates-cold-induced-hypertension
#20
Peter Gin-Fu Chen, Zhongjie Sun
Cold temperatures are associated with increased prevalence of hypertension. Cold exposure increases endothelin-1 (ET1) production. The purpose of this study is to determine if upregulation of ET1 contributes to cold-induced hypertension (CIH). In vivo RNAi silencing of the ET1 gene was achieved by AAV2 delivery of ET1 short-hairpin siRNA (ET1-shRNA). Four groups of male rats were used. Three groups were given AAV.ET1-shRNA, AAV.SC-shRNA (scrambled shRNA), and phosphate-buffered saline (PBS), respectively, before exposure to a moderately cold environment (6...
October 12, 2016: Human Gene Therapy
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