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Young Chul Kim, Dae Hoon Kim, Sang Eok Lee, Chan Hyung Kim, Woong Choi, Sang Jin Lee, Hyo-Yung Yun
OBJECTIVE: Spontaneous oscillation of tone of blood vessel called vasomotion cause vessel to flow blood which is an oscillation of flow into an organ. Microcirculation is sensitive to hypoxic condition and metabolism but mechanism of vasomotion is still poorly understood. DESIGN AND METHOD: Purpose: We studied involvement of metabolism-mediated regulation by intracellular ATP level of vasomotion in human gastric artery. METHODS: Conventional contractile measuring system and Western blot were used...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
Ying Qian Zhang, Feng Tian, Jin Song Chen, Yun Dai Chen, Ying Zhou, Bo Li, Qiang Ma, Ying Zhang
Rapamycin is an immunosuppressive agent that is added to drug eluting stents. It prevents restenosis, but it also impairs reendothelialization. Nicorandil is a hybrid agent with adenosine triphosphated (ATP)-sensitive K+ (KATP) channel opener and nitrate properties. It prevents oxidative stress and cell apoptosis induced by rapamycin in endothelial cells in vitro. However, whether nicorandil promotes reendothelialization after angioplasty delayed by rapamycin remains to be determined. Balloon injury model was established in SD rats...
October 4, 2016: Oncotarget
Yan Wu, Meng-Yu He, Jian-Kui Ye, Shu-Ying Ma, Wen Huang, Yong-Yue Wei, Hui Kong, Hong Wang, Xiao-Ning Zeng, Wei-Ping Xie
Accumulating data, including those from our laboratory, have shown that the opening of ATP-sensitive potassium channels (KATP ) plays a protective role in pulmonary vascular diseases (PVD). As maintainers of the endothelial framework, endothelial colony-forming cells (ECFCs) are considered excellent candidates for vascular regeneration in cases of PVD. Although KATP openers (KCOs) have been demonstrated to have beneficial effects on endothelial cells, the impact of KATP on ECFC function remains unclear. Herein, this study investigated whether there is a distribution of KATP in ECFCs and what role KATP play in ECFC modulation...
October 6, 2016: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
A T Chen, S Zou
Arrhythmia caused by drug-induced cardiotoxicity is among the leading reasons for late-stage drug attrition and is therefore a core subject in safety testing of new compounds. Alternative methods such as surface and interface characterization approaches for assessing the drug-mediated cardiotoxicity should be promoted, in order to reduce, refine and replace the use of laboratory animals. Here, we investigate the possibility of using known human Ether-à-go-go-Related Gene (hERG) channel blockers to induce irregular beating patterns in the mouse and human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived (miPSC and hiPSC) cardiomyocyte (CM) model systems...
September 29, 2016: Analyst
Cher-Rin Chong, Gao J Ong, John D Horowitz
Angina pectoris, or symptomatic myocardial ischaemia, reflects an impairment of coronary blood flow, and usually a deficiency of available myocardial energetics. Treatment options vary with the precise cause, which may vary with regards to the roles of increased myocardial oxygen demand versus reduced supply. Traditionally, organic nitrates, β-adrenoceptor antagonists, and non-dihydropyridine calcium antagonists were the only commonly used prophylactic anti-anginal agents. However, many patients failed to respond adequately to such therapy, and/or were unsuitable for their use...
October 6, 2016: Expert Opinion on Emerging Drugs
Young Chul Kim, Dae Hoon Kim, Sang Eok Lee, Chan Hyung Kim, Woong Choi, Sang Jin Lee, Hyo-Yung Yun
OBJECTIVE: Spontaneous oscillation of tone of blood vessel called vasomotion cause vessel to flow blood which is an oscillation of flow into an organ. Microcirculation is sensitive to hypoxic condition and metabolism but mechanism of vasomotion is still poorly understood. DESIGN AND METHOD: HASH(0x54278f0) PURPOSE: We studied involvement of metabolism-mediated regulation by intracellular ATP level of vasomotion in human gastric artery. METHODS: Conventional contractile measuring system and Western blot were used...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
Yusuke Adachi, Nahoko Ikeda, Kenichi Sakakura, Sachiho Netsu, Tatsuro Ibe, Hiroshi Wada, Shin-Ichi Momomura, Hideo Fujita
A 44-year-old woman, who had been previously diagnosed with coronary spastic angina and treated with standard medical therapy including calcium channel blockers, was admitted to our hospital due to chest pain at rest. Her chest pain attacks were concentrated just before and during menstruation. Despite the administration of an intravenous infusion of nitroglycerin and nicorandil, strong heart attacks with ST elevation occurred frequently after this admission. However, following continuous combined estrogen-progestin hormonal contraception use (estradiol plus dienogest), her attacks disappeared completely...
2016: Internal Medicine
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
Yukiko Shimamoto, Takashi Kubo, Kazumi Tanabe, Hiroki Emori, Yosuke Katayama, Tsuyoshi Nishiguchi, Akira Taruya, Takeyoshi Kameyama, Makoto Orii, Takashi Yamano, Akio Kuroi, Tomoyuki Yamaguchi, Kazushi Takemoto, Yoshiki Matsuo, Yasushi Ino, Atsushi Tanaka, Takeshi Hozumi, Masaki Terada, Takashi Akasaka
BACKGROUND: Previous animal studies have shown that a potassium channel opener, nicorandil, provokes vasodilation in renal microvasculature and increases renal blood flow. We conducted a clinical study that aimed to evaluate the effect of nicorandil on renal artery blood flow in comparison with nitroglycerin by using color Doppler ultrasound. METHODS: The present study enrolled 40 patients with stable coronary artery disease who had no renal arterial stenosis and renal parenchymal disease...
September 6, 2016: Journal of Cardiology
Yuhei Kobayashi, Hiroyuki Okura, Yoji Neishi, Tomitaka Higa, Yukari Kobayashi, Shiro Uemura, Kiyoshi Yoshida
BACKGROUND: The induction of hyperemia is of importance to precisely assess the functional significance of coronary artery lesions with fractional flow reserve (FFR). Adenosine or ATP alone is used widely in this setting; however, little is known about the additive value of nicorandil, which acts as a nitrate and a K-ATP channel opener, to induce further hyperemia. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 183 intermediate native coronary artery lesions from 112 patients were prospectively enrolled into this study...
September 8, 2016: Coronary Artery Disease
Hasan Emre Aydin, Nuriye Ezgi Bektur, Zuhtu Ozbek, Setenay Oner, Cengiz Baycu, Fatma Sultan Kiliç
AIM: Cerebral vasospasm following subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is the most important complication which effects mortality and morbidity of patients with intracranial aneurysm although effective treatment. Today, the mechanisms of vasospasm is not understood in spite of experimetal and clinical researches. The aim of our study to investigate the effect of curcumin which used in medical treatment of some illness and known antioxidant drug on vasospasm following SAH. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this study, 200-250 gr weight and 64 rats were divided into 7 groups...
May 25, 2016: Turkish Neurosurgery
Tomonori Shimbo, Takeshi Adachi, Susumu Fujisawa, Mai Hongoh, Takayoshi Ohba, Kyoichi Ono
The lower esophageal sphincter (LES) is a specialized region of the esophageal smooth muscle that allows the passage of a swallowed bolus into the stomach. Nitric oxide (NO) plays a major role in LES relaxation. Nicorandil possesses dual properties of a NO donor and an ATP-sensitive potassium channel (KATP channel) agonist, and is expected to reduce LES tone. This study investigated the mechanisms underlying the effects of nicorandil on the LES. Rat LES tissues were placed in an organ bath, and activities were recorded using an isometric force transducer...
August 2016: Journal of Pharmacological Sciences
Na Zhao, Jin Xu, Balwinder Singh, Xuerong Yu, Taixiang Wu, Yuguang Huang
BACKGROUND: Cardiac complications are not uncommon in patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery, especially in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) or at high risk of CAD. Perioperative cardiac complications can lead to mortality and morbidity, as well as higher costs for patient care. Nitrates, which are among the most commonly used cardiovascular drugs, perform the function of decreasing cardiac preload while improving cardiac blood perfusion. Sometimes, nitrates are administered to patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery to reduce the incidence of cardiac complications, especially for patients with CAD...
2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Elpidio Santillo, Monica Migale, Demetrio Postacchini, Fabrizio Balestrini, Raffaele Antonelli Incalzi
BACKGROUND: At present, ischemic heart disease (IHD) is one of the main causes of morbidity and mortality world-wide. An important insight into both IHD pathophysiology and cardioprotection was achieved in 1986 when Murry et al. described for the first time the ischemic preconditioning (IP). IP can be defined as an innate phenomenon by which brief episodes of ischemia confer protection to a tissue from a subsequent more protracted ischemic insult. Suggested mechanisms explaining IP comprise the action of circulating substances (e...
July 19, 2016: Anti-inflammatory & Anti-allergy Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
Darren Yap, Omar Aboumarzouk, Christopher Bates
BACKGROUND: Penile ulceration in older patients is commonly neoplastic or infective. However, there are rarer causes of these ulcerations that we have to exclude. We present a rare complication of penile ulceration secondary to nicorandil, a nicotinamide ester. CASE PRESENTATION: An 86-year-old white British man was referred with a bloody discharge from under his phimotic foreskin and a lump on the shaft of his penis for the past year. He had angina which has been controlled with nicorandil for the past 5 years...
2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
Peter Ong, Anastasios Athanasiadis, Udo Sechtem
Treatment of angina pectoris associated with coronary microvascular dysfunction is challenging as the underlying mechanisms are often diverse and overlapping. Patients with type 1 coronary microvascular dysfunction (i.e. absence of epicardial coronary artery disease and myocardial disease) should receive strict control of their cardiovascular risk factors and thus receive statins and ACE-inhibitors in most cases. Antianginal medication consists of ß-blockers and/or calcium channel blockers. Second line drugs are ranolazine and nicorandil with limited evidence...
August 2016: Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy
Jason M Tarkin, Juan Carlos Kaski
Nitrates have been used to treat symptoms of chronic stable angina for over 135 years. These drugs are known to activate nitric oxide (NO)-cyclic guanosine-3',-5'-monophasphate (cGMP) signaling pathways underlying vascular smooth muscle cell relaxation, albeit many questions relating to how nitrates work at the cellular level remain unanswered. Physiologically, the anti-angina effects of nitrates are mostly due to peripheral venous dilatation leading to reduction in preload and therefore left ventricular wall stress, and, to a lesser extent, epicardial coronary artery dilatation and lowering of systemic blood pressure...
August 2016: Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy
Joo Myung Lee, Daiki Kato, Maki Oi, Mamoru Toyofuku, Hiroaki Takashima, Katsuhisa Waseda, Tetsuya Amano, Akiyoshi Kurita, Hiroki Ishihara, Woo-Hyun Lim, Joon-Hyung Doh, Chang-Wook Nam, Nobuhiro Tanaka, Bon-Kwon Koo, Nobukiyo Tanaka
AIMS: Our aim was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of intracoronary (IC) nicorandil as an alternative choice of hyperaemic agent for invasive physiologic studies. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 480 intermediate coronary lesions from 429 patients enrolled from six Japanese and Korean centres were analysed. IC nicorandil showed earlier achievement of hyperaemia (time to the lowest FFR: 18.0 s [1st and 3rd quartile value 15.6-21.5] vs. 44.0 s [36.0-60.0], p<0...
June 12, 2016: EuroIntervention
Giuseppe Ambrosio, Michel Komajda, Alessandro Mugelli, José Lopez-Sendón, Juan Tamargo, John Camm
In 2013 the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) released new guidelines on the management of stable coronary artery disease. These guidelines update and replace the previous ESC guidelines on the management of stable angina pectoris, issued in 2006. There are several new aspects in the 2013 ESC guidelines compared with the 2006 version. This opinion paper provides an in-depth interpretation of the ESC guidelines with regard to these issues, to help physicians in making evidence-based therapeutic choices in their routine clinical practice...
September 2016: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
Seung Hwa Hong, Kyu-Sang Kyeong, Chan Hyung Kim, Young Chul Kim, Woong Choi, Ra Young Yoo, Hun Sik Kim, Yeon Jin Park, Il Woon Ji, Eun-Hwan Jeong, Hak Soon Kim, Wen-Xie Xu, Sang Jin Lee
ATP-sensitive potassium (KATP) channels are well characterized in cardiac, pancreatic and many other muscle cells. In the present study, functional expression of the KATP channel was examined in non-pregnant murine longitudinal myometrium. Isometric contraction measurements and Western blot were used. KATP channel openers (KCOs), such as pinacidil, cromakalim, diazoxide and nicorandil, inhibited spontaneous myometrial contractions in a reversible and glibenclamide-sensitive manner. KCOs inhibited oxytocin (OXT)- and prostaglandin F2α (PGF2α)-induced phasic contractions in a glibenclamide-sensitive manner...
August 1, 2016: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
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