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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774054/beta-adrenoceptor-blockade-ameliorates-impaired-glucose-tolerance-and-alterations-of-the-cerebral-ceramide-metabolism-in-an-experimental-model-of-ischemic-stroke
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Sebastian Luger, Annette Schwebler, Rajkumar Vutukuri, Nerea Ferreiros Bouzas, Sandra Labocha, Yannick Schreiber, Robert Brunkhorst, Helmuth Steinmetz, Josef Pfeilschifter, Waltraud Pfeilschifter
Background: Sphingolipids are versatile signaling molecules derived from membrane lipids of eukaryotic cells. Ceramides regulate cellular processes such as proliferation, differentiation and apoptosis and are involved in cellular stress responses. Experimental evidence suggests a pivotal role of sphingolipids in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular diseases, including ischemic stroke. A neuroprotective effect has been shown for beta-adrenergic antagonists in rodent stroke models and supported by observational clinical data...
2018: Therapeutic Advances in Neurological Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772551/relevant-effects-of-beta-1-adrenoceptor-autoantibodies-in-chronic-heart-failure
#2
Valerie Boivin-Jahns, Roland Jahns, Fritz Boege
Patients suffering from chronic heart failure (CHF) caused or promoted by autoantibodies against cardiac beta1 -adrenergic receptors (beta1 AR) could benefit from specific therapies aimed at tolerance induction, removal or neutralisation of beta1 AR autoantibodies, provided the patients can be selected for these therapies by reliable detection and quantitation of beta1 AR autoantibodies in their circulation and by a valid assessment of the autoantibodies's putative cardio-pathogenic potential. Here, we discuss the current state of knowledge regarding the effects of CHF-associated (auto)antibodies on beta1 AR function and beta1 AR-mediated signal tranduction and discuss the presumed role of these effects in the development and progression of CHF...
June 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757443/impact-of-genetic-polymorphism-in-the-%C3%AE-%C3%A2-receptor-gene-on-risk-of-severe-hypoglycemia-in-patients-with-type-1-diabetes
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Kim Zillo Rokamp, Niels Vidiendal Olsen, Louise Færch, Peter Lommer Kristensen, Birger Thorsteinsson, Ulrik Pedersen-Bjergaard
Context and Objective: Severe hypoglycemic events are unevenly distributed in subjects with type 1 diabetes making a genetic influence probable. The adrenergic beta-2-receptor gene (ADRB2) has several common polymorphisms of which the Arg16 allele is associated with receptor down-regulation and reduced agonist-mediated endogenous glucose production. We tested the hypothesis that the Arg16 variant is associated with severe hypoglycaemia. Method: A cohort of 311 subjects with type 1 diabetes reported severe hypoglycemic events retrospectively in a validated questionnaire...
May 10, 2018: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755414/non-synonymous-single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-and-physical-activity-interactions-on-adiposity-parameters-in-malaysian-adolescents
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Nur Lisa Zaharan, Nor Hanisah Muhamad, Muhammad Yazid Jalaludin, Tin Tin Su, Zahurin Mohamed, M N A Mohamed, Hazreen A Majid
Background: Several non-synonymous single-nucleotide polymorphisms (nsSNPs) have been shown to be associated with obesity. Little is known about their associations and interactions with physical activity (PA) in relation to adiposity parameters among adolescents in Malaysia. Methods: We examined whether (a) PA and (b) selected nsSNPs are associated with adiposity parameters and whether PA interacts with these nsSNPs on these outcomes in adolescents from the Malaysian Health and Adolescents Longitudinal Research Team study ( n  = 1,151)...
2018: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751502/the-development-of-compartmentation-of-camp-signaling-in-cardiomyocytes-the-role-of-t-tubules-and-caveolae-microdomains
#5
REVIEW
Navneet K Bhogal, Alveera Hasan, Julia Gorelik
3′-5′-cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) is a signaling messenger produced in response to the stimulation of cellular receptors, and has a myriad of functional applications depending on the cell type. In the heart, cAMP is responsible for regulating the contraction rate and force; however, cAMP is also involved in multiple other functions. Compartmentation of cAMP production may explain the specificity of signaling following a stimulus. In particular, transverse tubules (T-tubules) and caveolae have been found to be critical structural components for the spatial confinement of cAMP in cardiomyocytes, as exemplified by beta-adrenergic receptor (β-ARs) signaling...
May 3, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Development and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731446/anticholinergic-drug-atropine-diminishes-newly-formed-fear-memory-in-male-rats
#6
Sahar Rafiq, Saara Ahmad, Fatima Ahmed, Zehra Batool, Saad Bilal Ahmed, Sadia Saleem, Fizza Naqvi, Laraib Liaquat, Asia Afzal, Saida Haider
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a condition which is triggered shortly after experiencing traumatic events. PTSD is complicated by the fact that people with PTSD often develop additional disorders such as phobias, addiction, depression, panic disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Beta-adrenergic and cholinergic system both are involved in memory formation as well as in emotional response associated with memory. It is reported that the administration of beta-adrenergic and cholinergic antagonist results in the impairment in memory formation...
May 2018: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730537/association-of-body-weight-gain-with-muscle-fat-and-liver-expression-levels-of-growth-hormone-receptor-insulin-like-growth-factor-i-and-beta-adrenergic-receptor-mrnas-in-steers
#7
W Zheng, X Leng, M Vinsky, C Li, H Jiang
The physiological basis of feed efficiency is unclear. Administration of GH or beta-adrenergic agonists improves feed efficiency in various animals. The objective of this study was to test the hypothesis that more efficient cattle have greater expression of GH receptor (GHR) or beta-adrenergic receptor (ADRB) mRNA in skeletal muscle, fat, and liver, the major target tissues of GH and beta-adrenergic agonists. Fifty Angus steers were fed a finishing diet for 75 d to determine residual feed intake (RFI). Carcass measures, skeletal muscle, subcutaneous fat, and liver samples were collected from the top 10 high-RFI steers and top 10 low-RFI steers at slaughter...
April 9, 2018: Domestic Animal Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29728578/propranolol-sensitizes-prostate-cancer-cells-to-glucose-metabolism-inhibition-and-prevents-cancer-progression
#8
Laura Brohée, Olivier Peulen, Betty Nusgens, Vincent Castronovo, Marc Thiry, Alain C Colige, Christophe F Deroanne
Propranolol, a widely used non-selective beta-adrenergic receptor blocker, was recently shown to display anticancer properties. Its potential to synergize with certain drugs has been also outlined. However, it is necessary to take into account all the properties of propranolol to select a drug that could be efficiently combined with. Propranolol was reported to block the late phase of autophagy. Hence, we hypothesized that in condition enhancing autophagy flux, cancer cells should be especially sensitive to propranolol...
May 4, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29703647/adeno-associated-virus-gene-therapy-translational-progress-and-future-prospects-in-the-treatment-of-heart-failure
#9
REVIEW
Sebastian Bass-Stringer, Bianca C Bernardo, Clive N May, Colleen J Thomas, Kate L Weeks, Julie R McMullen
Despite advances in treatment over the past decade, heart failure remains a significant public health burden and a leading cause of death in the developed world. Gene therapy provides a promising approach for preventing and reversing cardiac abnormalities, however, clinical application has shown limited success to date. A substantial effort is being invested into the development of recombinant adeno-associated viruses (AAVs) for cardiac gene therapy as AAV gene therapy offers a high safety profile and provides sustained and efficient transgene expression following a once-off administration...
March 17, 2018: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681854/evidence-supports-tradition-the-in-vitro-effects-of-roman-chamomile-on-smooth-muscles
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Zsolt Sándor, Javad Mottaghipisheh, Katalin Veres, Judit Hohmann, Tímea Bencsik, Attila Horváth, Dezső Kelemen, Róbert Papp, Loránd Barthó, Dezső Csupor
The dried flowers of Chamaemelum nobile (L.) All. have been used in traditional medicine for different conditions related to the spasm of the gastrointestinal system. However, there have been no experimental studies to support the smooth muscle relaxant effect of this plant. The aim of our research was to assess the effects of the hydroethanolic extract of Roman chamomile, its fractions, four of its flavonoids (apigenin, luteolin, hispidulin, and eupafolin), and its essential oil on smooth muscles. The phytochemical compositions of the extract and its fractions were characterized and quantified by HPLC-DAD, the essential oil was characterized by GC and GC-MS...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670675/adrb2-arg16gly-polymorphism-and-pulmonary-function-response-of-inhaled-corticosteroids-plus-long-acting-beta-agonists-for-asthma-treatment-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#11
REVIEW
Xi Wang, Qian Li, Ruming Liu, Jin He, Di Wu, Yun Wang, Jun Zhang
Background: The beta-2 adrenergic receptor (ADRB2) Arg16Gly polymorphism may alter the bronchodilation response to long-acting beta2-agonists, thereby influencing the clinical effectiveness of LABAs plus corticosteroids (ICS) treatment. But the results of individual studies are inconclusive. Methods: A systematic search was conducted in PubMed, Embase, the Cochrane Database, WHO International Clinical Trials Registry Platform, Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure, Wanfang, Chinese BioMedical Literature Database, and VIP databases...
2018: Canadian Respiratory Journal: Journal of the Canadian Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661693/phosphorylation-of-beta-3-adrenergic-receptor-at-serine-247-by-erk-map-kinase-drives-lipolysis-in-obese-adipocytes
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Shangyu Hong, Wei Song, Peter-James H Zushin, Bingyang Liu, Mark P Jedrychowski, Amir I Mina, Zhaoming Deng, Dimitrije Cabarkapa, Jessica A Hall, Colin J Palmer, Hassan Aliakbarian, John Szpyt, Steven P Gygi, Ali Tavakkoli, Lydia Lynch, Norbert Perrimon, Alexander S Banks
OBJECTIVE: The inappropriate release of free fatty acids from obese adipose tissue stores has detrimental effects on metabolism, but key molecular mechanisms controlling FFA release from adipocytes remain undefined. Although obesity promotes systemic inflammation, we find activation of the inflammation-associated Mitogen Activated Protein kinase ERK occurs specifically in adipose tissues of obese mice, and provide evidence that adipocyte ERK activation may explain exaggerated adipose tissue lipolysis observed in obesity...
March 29, 2018: Molecular Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652832/sympathetic-nerve-hyperactivity-in-the-spleen-causal-for-nonpathogenic-driven-chronic-immune-mediated-inflammatory-diseases-imids
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REVIEW
Denise L Bellinger, Dianne Lorton
Immune-Mediated Inflammatory Diseases (IMIDs) is a descriptive term coined for an eclectic group of diseases or conditions that share common inflammatory pathways, and for which there is no definitive etiology. IMIDs affect the elderly most severely, with many older individuals having two or more IMIDs. These diseases include, but are not limited to, type-1 diabetes, obesity, hypertension, chronic pulmonary disease, coronary heart disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and autoimmunity, such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), Sjőgren's syndrome, systemic lupus erythematosus, psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, and multiple sclerosis...
April 13, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628277/effect-of-beta-adrenergic-blockade-on-weight-changes-in-patients-with-chronic-heart-failure
#14
Shirley Sze, Pierpaolo Pellicori, Syed Kamzi, Alexandru Anton, Andrew L Clark
BACKGROUND: Weight loss is common in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) and is associated with adverse outcome. Activation of the sympathetic nervous system has been implicated in weight loss, wasting and cachexia. However, the effect of sympathetic antagonism on weight change in patients with CHF is not well defined. METHODS: We evaluated changes in body weight, the incidence of cachexia (weight loss >6%) and significant weight gain (>5%) in unselected patients with CHF due to left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD) (LV ejection fraction (LVEF) <40%) and studied the effect of beta-blockade on weight change...
March 22, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29615619/pharmacologically-induced-amnesia-for-learned-fear-is-time-and-sleep-dependent
#15
Merel Kindt, Marieke Soeter
The discovery in animal research that fear memories may change upon retrieval has sparked a wave of interest into whether this phenomenon of reconsolidation also occurs in humans. The critical conditions under which memory reconsolidation can be observed and targeted in humans, however, remain elusive. Here we report that blocking beta-adrenergic receptors in the brain, either before or after reactivation, effectively neutralizes the expression of fear memory. We show a specific time-window during which beta-adrenergic receptors are involved in the reconsolidation of fear memory...
April 3, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29614261/the-novel-camkii-inhibitor-gs-680-reduces-diastolic-sr-ca-leak-and-prevents-camkii-dependent-pro-arrhythmic-activity
#16
S Lebek, A Plößl, M Baier, J Mustroph, D Tarnowski, C M Lücht, S Schopka, B Floerchinger, C Schmid, Y Zausig, N Pagratis, B Marchand, D O Koltun, W K Hung, S Ahmadyar, L Belardinelli, L S Maier, S Wagner
RATIONALE: Ca/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II (CaMKII) was shown to increase diastolic sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) Ca leak, which can result in delayed afterdepolarizations and triggered arrhythmias. Since increased CaMKII expression and activity has been mechanistically linked to arrhythmias in human heart failure (HF) and atrial fibrillation (AF), specific strategies aimed at CaMKII inhibition may have therapeutic potential. OBJECTIVE: We tested the antiarrhythmic and inotropic effects of a novel selective and ATP-competitive CaMKII inhibitor (GS-680)...
March 31, 2018: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29610596/catecholaminergic-polymorphic-ventricular-tachycardia-looking-to-the-future
#17
Andreea Elena Velcea, Calin Siliste, Dragos Vinereanu
Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT) is a rare inheritable cardiac disorder, characterized by polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (PVT) or bidirectional ventricular tachycardia, triggered by adrenergic stress, and manifested most frequently as syncope or sudden cardiac death. The disease has a heterogeneous genetic basis, with mutations in the genes encoding the ryanodine and calsequestrin channels accounting for the majority of cases. The diagnosis of CPVT is established in individuals with polymorphic ventricular premature beats, PVT or bidirectional ventricular tachycardia documented during exercise or adrenergic stress, who have a structurally normal heart and normal resting ECG...
December 2017: Mædica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29608501/through-the-decades-%C3%AE-blocker-use-and-outcomes-in-acute-coronary-syndromes
#18
Alina Kukin, Zachary R Noel, Kristin Watson
Beta-adrenergic receptor antagonists, or β-blockers, have been a cornerstone of treatment in patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS) for more than 4 decades. First studied in the 1960s, β-blockers in ACS have been shown to decrease the risk of death, recurrent ischemic events, and arrhythmias by reducing catecholamine-mediated effects and reducing myocardial oxygen demand. Through the decades, the β-blocker of choice, timing of initiation, duration of therapy, and dosing have evolved considerably. Despite having clear benefits in certain patient populations (eg, patients with systolic dysfunction who are hemodynamically stable), the benefit of β-blockers in other populations (ie, in patients at low risk for complications receiving modern revascularization therapies and optimal medical management) remains unclear...
May 2018: Cardiology in Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29606859/-ppargamma-2-and-adrb3-polymorphisms-in-connective-tissue-diseases-and-lipid-disorders
#19
Bogna Grygiel-Górniak, Iwona Ziółkowska-Suchanek, Elżbieta Kaczmarek, Maria Mosor, Jerzy Nowak, Mariusz Puszczewicz
Background: The aim of the research genetic study was to investigate the association between variants (C1431T and Pro12Ala) of the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor ( PPARgamma-2 ) gene, Trp64Arg polymorphism of the beta-3-adrenergic receptor gene and lipid profile in Polish population including group of 103 patients with connective tissue disease (CTD) and 103 sex-and age-matched controls in context of statin use. Methods: Anthropometric and biochemical parameters were measured by routine methods, followed by genotyping (TagMan® Genotyping Assays, PCR-restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis)...
2018: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29599420/brown-adipose-tissue-whitening-leads-to-brown-adipocyte-death-and-adipose-tissue-inflammation
#20
Petra Kotzbeck, Antonio Giordano, Eleonora Mondini, Incoronata Murano, Ilenia Severi, Wiebe Venema, Maria Paola Cecchini, Erin E Kershaw, Giorgio Barbatelli, Guenter Haemmerle, Rudolf Zechner, Saverio Cinti
In mammals, white adipose tissue (WAT) stores and releases lipids, whereas brown adipose tissue (BAT) oxidizes lipids to fuel thermogenesis. In obese individuals WAT undergoes profound changes; it expands, becomes dysfunctional, and develops a low-grade inflammatory state. Importantly, BAT content and activity decline in obese subjects, mainly as a result of the conversion of brown adipocytes to white-like unilocular cells. Here, we show that BAT ″whitening″ is induced by multiple factors, including high ambient temperature, leptin receptor deficiency, beta-adrenergic signaling impairment, and lipase deficiency, each of which is capable of inducing macrophage infiltration, brown adipocyte death, and crown-like structure (CLS) formation...
March 29, 2018: Journal of Lipid Research
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