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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323859/diacerein-inhibits-the-pro-atherogenic-pro-inflammatory-effects-of-il-1-on-human-keratinocytes-endothelial-cells
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Girish C Mohan, Huayi Zhang, Lei Bao, Benjamin Many, Lawrence S Chan
We investigated IL-1-induced regulation of genes related to inflammation and atherogenesis in human keratinocytes and endothelial cells, and if 'diacerein', an oral IL-1 inhibiting drug currently approved for use in osteoarthritis, would reverse IL-1's effects on these cells. Primary human keratinocytes and coronary artery endothelial cells were treated with either IL-1α or IL-1β, with and without diacerein. Using PCR-array, we assessed differential gene-expression regulated by IL-1 and diacerein. We identified 34 pro-atherogenic genes in endothelial cells and 68 pro-inflammatory genes in keratinocytes significantly (p<0...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323768/use-of-cardiovascular-age-for-assessing-risks-and-benefits-of-menopausal-hormone-therapy
#2
Richard J Santen
The Women's Health Initiative studies and others have suggested that menopausal hormone therapy may enhance the risk of new cardiovascular (CV) events in older women and diminish the development of coronary atherosclerosis in younger women. The underlying mechanisms to explain these findings are encapsulated in the term "Timing Hypothesis." Extensive pathophysiologic studies have provided mechanistic evidence for the dichotomous effects of estrogen on coronary artery vasculature. Early in the atherosclerotic disease process, estrogen exerts protective effects on the endothelium and retards plaque formation...
March 20, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320124/the-p-wave-terminal-force-in-embolic-strokes-of-undetermined-source
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Simona Lattanzi, Claudia Cagnetti, Alessandra Pulcini, Marco Morelli, Simone Maffei, Leandro Provinciali, Mauro Silvestrini
BACKGROUND: The Embolic Stroke of Undetermined Source (ESUS) is a recently developed clinical construct which describes stroke patients for whom the embolic source remains undetermined despite recommended investigations. The aim of the study was to characterize the ESUS population according to the abnormality in the P-wave terminal force in lead V1 (PTFV1). METHODS: We retrospectively identified consecutive patients hospitalized for acute ischemic stroke who met the ESUS diagnostic criteria...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318371/p-selectin-endocan-and-some-adhesion-molecules-in-obese-children-and-adolescents-with-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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Ala Ustyol, Esra Aycan Ustyol, Figen Gurdol, Funda Kokali, Seldag Bekpınar
There is increasing evidence for a direct relationship between the vascular system and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). The aim of this study was to investigate endocan and adhesion molecules such as P-selectin derived from the endothelium and platelets in obese children and adolescents with NAFLD. One hundred obese patients and 40 lean controls were enrolled. The obese subjects were divided into two subgroups based on the presence or absence of fatty liver. Blood samples were assayed for endocan, P-selectin, platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF), intercellular cell adhesion molecule (ICAM)-1, and vascular cell adhesion molecule (VCAM)-1...
May 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317351/-effects-of-porphyromonas-gingivalis-on-interleukin-33-expression-in-rabbit-vascular-endothelium-tissues
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Li Weishan, Li Dechao, Qiu Rongrong
OBJECTIVE: To investigate interleukin-33 (IL-33) in the arterial vascular endothelium of rabbits infected with Porphyromonas gingivalis (P. gingivalis), and to explore the relationship between P. gingivalis and atherosclerosis. METHODS: A total of 24 rabbits were randomly divided into control and experimental groups. The experimental group received intravenous injection of P. gingivalis once a week for 12 weeks to establish a coronary atherosclerosis model. The rabbits in the control group were injected with equal volume of physiological saline...
August 1, 2016: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317154/development-of-a-novel-fibrin-specific-pet-tracer
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Tiemen van Mourik, Michael Claesener, Klaas Nicolay, Holger Gruell
Fibrin deposition is observed in several diseases such as atherosclerosis, deep vein thrombosis and also tumors, where it contributes to the formation of mature tumor stroma. The aim of this study was to develop a gallium-labeled peptide tracer based on the fibrin targeting peptide Epep for PET imaging of fibrin deposition. For this purpose, the peptide Epep was modified with a NOTA moiety for radiolabeling with (67) Ga and (68) Ga and compared with the earlier validated (111) In-DOTA-Epep tracer. In vitro binding assays of (67) Ga-NOTA-Epep displayed an enhanced retention as compared to previously published data showing binding of (111) In-DOTA-Epep to human (84...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Labelled Compounds & Radiopharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316038/the-impact-of-the-aortic-valve-impairment-on-the-distant-coronary-arteries-hemodynamics-a-fluid-structure-interaction-study
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Hossein Mohammadi, Raymond Cartier, Rosaire Mongrain
Atherosclerosis is still the leading cause of death in the developed world. Although its initiation and progression is a complex multifactorial process, it is well known that blood flow-induced wall shear stress (WSS) is an important factor involved in early atherosclerotic plaque initiation. In recent clinical studies, it was established that the regional pathologies of the aortic valve can be involved in the formation of atherosclerotic plaques. However, the impact of hemodynamic effects is not yet fully elucidated for disease initiation and progression...
March 18, 2017: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315197/the-positive-regulation-of-enos-signaling-by-ppar-agonists-in-cardiovascular-diseases
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REVIEW
Cristina Maccallini, Adriano Mollica, Rosa Amoroso
Increasing evidence shows that activation of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs) plays an essential role in the regulation of vascular endothelial function through a range of mechanisms, including non-metabolic. Among these, the PPAR-mediated activation of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) appears to be of considerable importance. The regulated and sustained bioavailability of nitric oxide (NO) in the endothelium is essential to avoid the development of cardiovascular diseases such as hypertension or atherosclerosis...
March 17, 2017: American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs: Drugs, Devices, and Other Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314892/abnormal-kynurenine-pathway-of-tryptophan-catabolism-in-cardiovascular-diseases
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REVIEW
Ping Song, Tharmarajan Ramprasath, Huan Wang, Ming-Hui Zou
Kynurenine pathway (KP) is the primary path of tryptophan (Trp) catabolism in most mammalian cells. The KP generates several bioactive catabolites, such as kynurenine (Kyn), kynurenic acid (KA), 3-hydroxykynurenine (3-HK), xanthurenic acid (XA), and 3-hydroxyanthranilic acid (3-HAA). Increased catabolite concentrations in serum are associated with several cardiovascular diseases (CVD), including heart disease, atherosclerosis, and endothelial dysfunction, as well as their risk factors, including hypertension, diabetes, obesity, and aging...
March 17, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314800/performance-of-the-atherosclerotic-cardiovascular-disease-pooled-cohort-risk-equations-by-social-deprivation-status
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Lisandro D Colantonio, Joshua S Richman, April P Carson, Donald M Lloyd-Jones, George Howard, Luqin Deng, Virginia J Howard, Monika M Safford, Paul Muntner, David C Goff
BACKGROUND: The atherosclerosis cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) Pooled Cohort risk equations have shown different calibration across US populations with varied levels of social deprivation. METHODS AND RESULTS: We analyzed the calibration and discrimination of the Pooled Cohort risk equations by social deprivation status among 9066 REGARDS (REasons for Geographic And Racial Differences in Stroke) study participants not taking statins for whom ASCVD risk may lead to statin initiation...
March 17, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314764/b-cells-and-atherosclerosis
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Prasad Srikakulapu, Coleen McNamara
B cells have emerged as important immune cells in cardiovascular disease. Initial studies suggested that B cells protect against atherosclerosis development. However, subsequent studies demonstrating aggravation of atherosclerosis by B2 cells shed light on the subset-dependent effects of B cells. Here we review the literature that has led to our current understanding of B cell regulation of atherosclerosis, touching on the importance of subsets, local regulation, human translation and therapeutic potential.
March 17, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306672/radiotherapy-chemotherapy-and-atherosclerosis
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San S Min, Anthony S Wierzbicki
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article reviews the effects of radiotherapy and chemotherapy in promoting the progression of atherosclerosis in patients with cancer. RECENT FINDINGS: Radiotherapy is associated with an increase in the incidence of atherosclerosis with the effects being related to the site of irradiation and dose of radiotherapy. Cranial irradiation is associated with dyslipidaemia and the metabolic syndrome secondary to effect on growth hormone secretion...
March 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304393/the-effects-of-oestrogens-and-their-receptors-on-cardiometabolic-health
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REVIEW
Eugenia Morselli, Roberta S Santos, Alfredo Criollo, Michael D Nelson, Biff F Palmer, Deborah J Clegg
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is one of the leading causes of mortality in developed countries. The incidence of CVD is sexually dimorphic, and research has focused on the contribution of sex steroids to the development and progression of the cardiometabolic syndrome, which is defined as a clustering of interrelated risk factors that promote the development of atherosclerosis (which can lead to CVD) and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Data are inconclusive as to how sex steroids and their respective receptors increase or suppress the risk of developing the cardiometabolic syndrome and thus CVD...
March 17, 2017: Nature Reviews. Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303857/research-progress-on-the-risk-factors-and-outcomes-of-human-carotid-atherosclerotic-plaques
#14
REVIEW
Xiang-Dong Xiong, Wei-Dong Xiong, Shang-Shen Xiong, Gui-Hai Chen
OBJECTIVE: Atherosclerosis is an inflammatory process that results in complex lesions or plaques that protrude into the arterial lumen. Carotid atherosclerotic plaque rupture, with distal atheromatous debris embolization, causes cerebrovascular events. This review aimed to explore research progress on the risk factors and outcomes of human carotid atherosclerotic plaques, and the molecular and cellular mechanisms of human carotid atherosclerotic plaque vulnerability for therapeutic intervention...
March 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303680/serum-adipocyte-fatty-acid-binding-protein-levels-associate-with-peripheral-arterial-disease-in-women-not-in-men-with-type-2-diabetes
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Min Ding, Jian-Ying Shi, Yun-Zhi Xing, Bei Sun, Qian-Hua Fang, Jing-Yun Zhang, Qiu-Mei Zhang, Li-Ming Chen, De-Min Yu, Chun-Jun Li
BACKGROUNDS: Adipocyte fatty acid-binding protein (A-FABP) has been recognized an important player in macrophage cholesterol trafficking and inflammation, might promote the development of atherosclerosis. To further elucidate the role of A-FABP in atherosclerosis in diabetes, we investigated the relationship between serum A-FABP levels and peripheral arterial disease (PAD) in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2DM). METHODS: A total of 488 inpatients with T2DM were enrolled in this study (254 men and 234 women, mean age, 57...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303004/serum-fabp5-concentration-is-a-potential-biomarker-for-residual-risk-of-atherosclerosis-in-relation-to-cholesterol-efflux-from-macrophages
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Masato Furuhashi, Masatsune Ogura, Megumi Matsumoto, Satoshi Yuda, Atsuko Muranaka, Mina Kawamukai, Akina Omori, Marenao Tanaka, Norihito Moniwa, Hirofumi Ohnishi, Shigeyuki Saitoh, Mariko Harada-Shiba, Kazuaki Shimamoto, Tetsuji Miura
Cholesterol efflux capacity (CEC) from macrophages, the first step in the reverse cholesterol transport pathway, is inversely associated with residual risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Fatty acid-binding protein 4 (FABP4) and FABP5 are expressed in both adipocytes and macrophages and play significant roles in the development of insulin resistance and atherosclerosis. Both FABP4 and FABP5 are secreted from cells, and their circulating levels are associated with insulin resistance and atherosclerosis...
March 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302950/pcsk9-and-atherosclerosis-lipids-and-beyond
#17
Michael D Shapiro, Sergio Fazio
Even though it is only a little over a decade from the discovery of proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) as a plasma protein that associates with both high and low cholesterol syndromes, a rich body of knowledge has developed, and drugs inhibiting this target have been approved in many markets. While the majority of research in recent years has focused on the impact of therapeutic antagonism of this molecule, important lines of investigation have emerged characterizing its unique physiology as it relates to cholesterol metabolism and atherosclerosis...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302625/silencing-of-anticoagulant-protein-c-evokes-low-incident-but-spontaneous-atherothrombosis-in-apolipoprotein-e-deficient-mice
#18
Amber B Ouweneel, Marco Heestermans, Robin A F Verwilligen, Marion J J Gijbels, Pieter H Reitsma, Miranda van Eck, Bart J M van Vlijmen
OBJECTIVE: Murine atherosclerosis models do not spontaneously develop atherothrombotic complications. We investigated whether disruption of natural anticoagulation allows preexisting atherosclerotic plaques to progress toward an atherothrombotic phenotype. APPROACH AND RESULTS: On lowering of plasma protein C levels with small interfering RNA (siProc) in 8-week Western-type diet-fed atherosclerotic apolipoprotein E-deficient mice, one out of 4 mice displayed a large, organized, and fibrin- and leukocyte-rich thrombus on top of an advanced atherosclerotic plaque located in the aortic root...
March 16, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302371/urinary-metabolites-along-with-common-and-rare-genetic-variations-are-associated-with-incident-chronic-kidney-disease
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Gearoid M McMahon, Shih-Jen Hwang, Clary B Clish, Adrienne Tin, Qiong Yang, Martin G Larson, Eugene P Rhee, Man Li, Daniel Levy, Christopher J O'Donnell, Josef Coresh, J Hunter Young, Robert E Gerszten, Caroline S Fox
We assessed the association between urinary metabolites, genetic variants, and incident chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the Framingham Offspring cohort. Among the participants, 193 individuals developed CKD (estimated glomerular filtration rate under 60 ml/min/1.73m(2)) between cohort examinations 6 (1995-1998) and 8 (2005-2008, mean follow-up 9.7 years). They were age- and sex-matched to 193 control individuals free of CKD. A total of 154 urinary metabolites were measured using mass spectrometry, and the association between metabolites and CKD was examined using logistic regression...
March 14, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302025/the-use-of-plant-sterols-and-stanols-as-lipid-lowering-agents-in-cardiovascular-disease
#20
Jacek Rysz, Beata Franczyk, Robert Olszewski, Maciej Banach, Anna Gluba-Brzózka
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of premature atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease (CVD) is constantly increasing worldwide. It has been proved that LDL-cholesterol (LDL-C) plays causal role in the development of coronary atherosclerosis. The fact that atherosclerosis is a chronic and progressive disease which onsets during the first three decades of life bores questions what to do to maintain LDL-C at low levels throughout life and thus to delay and/or prevent the progress this disease...
March 16, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
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