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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325519/myocardial-contractile-reserve-predicts-left-ventricular-reverse-remodeling-and-cardiac-events-in-dilated-cardiomyopathy
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Ryota Morimoto, Takahiro Okumura, Akihiro Hirashiki, Hideki Ishii, Takeo Ichii, Soichiro Aoki, Kenji Furusawa, Hiroaki Hiraiwa, Toru Kondo, Naoki Watanabe, Naoaki Kano, Kenji Fukaya, Akinori Sawamura, Kyosuke Takeshita, Yasuko K Bando, Toyoaki Murohara
BACKGROUND: Catecholamine sensitivity estimated using a dobutamine stress test (DST) is recognized as a measure of the beta-adrenergic myocardial contractile reserve, which is involved with left ventricular reverse remodeling (LV-RR). We investigated whether the prognostic ability of the DST for LV-RR could predict cardiac events. METHODS: There was a total of 192 enrolled patients with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). DCM was defined as a LV ejection fraction (LV-EF) ≤45% and LV end-diastolic dimension (LVDd) ≥55mm...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321269/exploratory-analysis-of-osteoarthritis-progression-among-medication-users-data-from-the-osteoarthritis-initiative
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Jeffrey B Driban, Grace H Lo, Charles B Eaton, Kate L Lapane, Michael Nevitt, William F Harvey, Charles E McCulloch, Timothy E McAlindon
BACKGROUND: We conducted an exploratory analysis of osteoarthritis progression among medication users in the Osteoarthritis Initiative to identify interventions or pathways that may be associated with disease modification and therefore of interest for future clinical trials. METHODS: We used participants from the Osteoarthritis Initiative with annual medication inventory data between the baseline and 36-month follow-up visit (n = 2938). Consistent medication users were defined for each medication classification as a participant reporting at all four annual visits that they were regularly using an oral prescription medication at the time of the visit...
December 2016: Therapeutic Advances in Musculoskeletal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320606/autoantibodies-with-beta-adrenergic-activity-from-chronic-chagasic-patients-induce-cardiac-arrhythmias-and-early-afterdepolarization-in-a-drug-induced-lqt2-rabbit-hearts
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Marco Antonio Vidal Jiménez, José H M Nascimento, Gustavo Monnerat, Leonardo Maciel, Claudia N Paiva, Roberto Coury Pedrosa, Antonio C Campos de Carvalho, Emiliano Medei
BACKGROUND: Cardiac arrhythmias are one of the main causes of death in ChCP and other dilated cardiomyopathies. Previous studies demonstrated that ventricular arrhythmias are associated with the presence of autoantibodies with beta-adrenergic activity, Ab-β. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate whether Ab-β, present in chronic chagasic patients (ChCP), induce cardiac arrhythmias in the pharmacological type-2 long QT syndrome model (LQTS-2). METHODS/RESULTS: The LQTS2 was established by perfusion of Tyrode saline solution with a potassium channel blocker E-4031 (5μM) in isolated rabbit hearts or in rabbit cardiac strips, in order to record ECG or action potential, respectively...
March 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320279/plasticity-of-central-and-peripheral-sources-of-noradrenaline-in-rats-during-ontogenesis
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N S Bondarenko, L K Dilmukhametova, A Yu Kurina, A R Murtazina, A Ya Sapronova, A P Sysoeva, M V Ugrumov
The morphogenesis of individual organs and the whole organism occurs under the control of intercellular chemical signals mainly during the perinatal period of ontogenesis in rodents. In this study, we tested our hypothesis that the biologically active concentration of noradrenaline (NA) in blood in perinatal ontogenesis of rats is maintained due to humoral interaction between its central and peripheral sources based on their plasticity. As one of the mechanisms of plasticity, we examined changes in the secretory activity (spontaneous and stimulated release of NA) of NA-producing organs under deficiency of its synthesis in the brain...
March 2017: Biochemistry. Biokhimii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300321/skeletal-colonization-by-breast-cancer-cells-is-stimulated-by-an-osteoblast-and-%C3%AE-2ar-dependent-neo-angiogenic-switch
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Patrick L Mulcrone, J Preston Campbell, Lise Clément-Demange, Ana Lia Anbinder, Alyssa R Merkel, Rolf A Brekken, Julie A Sterling, Florent Elefteriou
The skeleton is a common site for breast cancer metastasis. Although significant progress has been made to manage osteolytic bone lesions, the mechanisms driving the early steps of the bone metastatic process are still not sufficiently understood to design efficacious strategies needed to inhibit this process and offer preventative therapeutic options. Progression and recurrence of breast cancer, as well as reduced survival of patients with breast cancer, are associated with chronic stress, a condition known to stimulate sympathetic nerve outflow...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296053/vasoactive-effect-of-fibronectin-derived-epiviosamine-1-and-related-peptides-in-quiescent-and-stress-models
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Mary D Frame, Fubao Lin, Anthony M Dewar, Richard Af Clark
OBJECTIVE: Following thermal burn injury, plasma fibronectin degrades within the interstitium; one possible product is epiviosamine-1 (EVA-1, PSHISKYILRWRPK) found within the first type III repeat of plasma fibronectin (FNIII1 ). EVA-1 ameliorates thermal burn injury progression, and binds to and enhances platelet-derived growth factor-BB (PDGF-BB) in promoting cell metabolism, growth and survival; shorter related peptides lose these abilities. Here we study the effect of EVA-1 and shorter peptides for their vasoactivity under quiescent and stress conditions...
March 15, 2017: Microcirculation: the Official Journal of the Microcirculatory Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292194/clinical-utility-of-sympathetic-blockade-in-cardiovascular-disease-management
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Chan Soon Park, Hae-Young Lee
A dysregulated sympathetic nervous system is a major factor in the development and progression of cardiovascular disease; thus, understanding the mechanism and function of the sympathetic nervous system and appropriately regulating sympathetic activity to treat various cardiovascular diseases are crucial. Areas covered: This review focused on previous studies in managing hypertension, atrial fibrillation, coronary artery disease, heart failure, and perioperative management with sympathetic blockade. We reviewed both pharmacological and non-pharmacological management...
March 15, 2017: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288148/natriuretic-peptide-c-receptor-in-the-developing-sheep-lung-role-in-perinatal-transition
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Bobby Mathew, Christopher A D'Angelis, Satyan Lakshminrusimha, Peter A Nickerson, June J Sokolowski, Vasantha H S Kumar, Huamei Wang, Karen A Wynn, Bruce A Holm, Rita M Ryan
BACKGROUND: At birth, the release of surfactant from Alveolar Type II (ATII) cells is stimulated by increased activity of the beta-adrenergic/adenylyl cyclase/cAMP- signaling cascade. Atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) stimulates surfactant secretion through Natriuretic peptide receptor A (NPR-A). ANP inhibits adenylyl cyclase activity through its binding to NPR-C. We wished to further understand the role of the NPR-C in perinatal transition. METHODS: We studied fetal and newborn sheep ATII expression of NPR-C and surfactant secretion in isolated ATIIs by measuring (3)[H] choline release into the media...
March 13, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283550/the-effects-of-%C3%AE-adrenergic-receptor-drugs-on-embryonic-ventricular-cell-proliferation-and-differentiation-and-their-impact-on-donor-cell-transplantation
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Tiam Feridooni, Adam Hotchkiss, Mark Baguma-Nibasheka, Feixiong Zhang, Brittney Allen, Sarita Chinni, Kishore B S Pasumarthi
The beta-adrenergic receptors (β-ARs) and catecholamines are present in rodents as early as embryonic day 10.5 (E10.5). However, it is not known whether β-AR signaling plays any role in proliferation and differentiation of ventricular cells in the embryonic heart. Here, we characterized the expression profiles of β-AR subtypes and established dose response curves for a nonselective β-AR agonist isoproterenol (ISO) in the developing mouse ventricular cells. Further, we investigated the effects of ISO on cell cycle activity and differentiation of cultured E11...
March 10, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283422/importance-of-compensatory-heart-rate-increase-during-myocardial-ischemia-to-preserve-appropriate-oxygen-kinetics
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Sadamitsu Yoshida, Hitoshi Adachi, Makoto Murata, Junichi Tomono, Shigeru Oshima, Masahiko Kurabayashi
BACKGROUND: Myocardial ischemia induces cardiac dysfunction, resulting in insufficient oxygen supply to peripheral tissues and mismatched energy production during exercise. To relieve the insufficient oxygen supply, heart rate (HR) response is augmented; however, beta-adrenergic receptor blockers (BB) restrict HR response. Although BB are essential drugs for angina pectoris, the effect of BB on exercise tolerance in patients with angina has not been studied. The aim of this study was to clarify the importance of HR augmentation to preserve exercise tolerance in patients with angina pectoris...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280758/effect-of-beta-blockers-on-number-of-osteoblasts-and-osteoclasts-in-alveolar-socket-following-tooth-extraction-in-wistar-rats
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Katayoun Sadr, Amirala Aghbali, Makan Sadr, Hamed Abachizadeh, Maryam Azizi, Mehran Mesgari Abbasi
STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM: Various researchers have suggested the use of β2-adrenergic receptor antagonists in prevention or treatment of bone resorption. PURPOSE: This study aimed to evaluate the effect of β2-adrenergic receptor antagonists on number of osteoclasts and osteoblasts involved in the healing of extraction socket of maxillary first molar in rats. MATERIALS AND METHOD: Maxillary first molars of 40 rats were extracted and divided into two groups...
March 2017: Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279226/the-ppar-pan-agonist-bezafibrate-ameliorates-cardiomyopathy-in-a-mouse-model-of-barth-syndrome
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Yan Huang, Corey Powers, Victoria Moore, Caitlin Schafer, Mindong Ren, Colin K L Phoon, Jeanne F James, Alexander V Glukhov, Sabzali Javadov, Frédéric M Vaz, John L Jefferies, Arnold W Strauss, Zaza Khuchua
BACKGROUND: The PGC-1α/PPAR axis has been proposed as a potential therapeutic target for several metabolic disorders. The aim was to evaluate the efficacy of the pan-PPAR agonist, bezafibrate, in tafazzin knockdown mice (TazKD), a mouse model of Barth syndrome that exhibits age-dependent dilated cardiomyopathy with left ventricular (LV) dysfunction. RESULTS: The effect of bezafibrate on cardiac function was evaluated by echocardiography in TazKD mice with or without beta-adrenergic stress...
March 9, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276870/renal-sympathetic-denervation-for-treatment-of-patients-with-heart-failure-summary-of-the-available-evidence
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Wail Nammas, Juhani Koistinen, Tuomas Paana, Pasi P Karjalainen
Heart failure syndrome results from compensatory mechanisms that operate to restore - back to normal - the systemic perfusion pressure. Sympathetic overactivity plays a pivotal role in heart failure; norepinephrine contributes to maintenance of the systemic blood pressure and increasing preload. Cardiac norepinephrine spillover increases in patients with heart failure; norepinephrine exerts direct toxicity on cardiac myocytes resulting in a decrease of synthetic activity and/or viability. Importantly, cardiac norepinephrine spillover is a powerful predictor of mortality in patients with moderate to severe HF...
February 10, 2017: Annals of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275305/b2-adrenergic-receptors-and-morphological-changes-of-the-enteric-nervous-system-in-colorectal-adenocarcinoma
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Raluca Niculina Ciurea, Ion Rogoveanu, Daniel Pirici, Georgică-Costinel Târtea, Costin Teodor Streba, Cristina Florescu, Bogdan Cătălin, Ileana Puiu, Elena-Anca Târtea, Cristin Constantin Vere
AIM: To study the morphology of the enteric nervous system and the expression of beta-2 adrenergic (B2A) receptors in primary colorectal cancer. METHODS: In this study, we included forty-eight patients with primary colorectal cancer and nine patients for control tissue from the excision of a colonic segment for benign conditions. We determined the clinicopathological features and evaluated the immunohistochemical expression pattern of B2A receptors as well as the morphological changes of the enteric nervous system (ENS)...
February 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270938/acupuncture-attenuates-renal-sympathetic-activity-and-blood-pressure-via-beta-adrenergic-receptors-in-spontaneously-hypertensive-rats
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Jing-Wen Yang, Yang Ye, Xue-Rui Wang, Fang Li, Ling-Yong Xiao, Guang-Xia Shi, Cun-Zhi Liu
The sympathetic nervous system, via epinephrine and norepinephrine, regulates β-adrenergic receptor (β-AR) expression, and renal sympathetic activation causes sustained increases in blood pressure by enhanced renin release. In this study, we aim to investigate the effect and underlying mechanism of acupuncture at Taichong (LR3) on renal sympathetic activity in spontaneously hypertensive rats. Unanesthetized rats were subject to daily acupuncture for 2 weeks. Mean blood pressure (MBP) and heart rate variability (HRV) were monitored at days 0, 7, and 14 by radiotelemetry...
2017: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261841/a-sensitive-quantitative-assay-for-the-determination-of-propafenone-and-two-metabolites-5-hydroxypropafenone-and-n-depropylpropafenone-in-human-k2edta-plasma-using-lc-ms-ms-with-esi-operated-in-a-positive-mode
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Harilal Patel, Ashok Ghoghari, Chandrakant Bhatt, Shaival Shah, Anilkumar Jha, Nirmal Desai, Nuggehally R Srinivas
Propafenone is a potent antiarrhythmic agent; clinically propafenone has been used for a number of cardiac arrhythmias because it possesses multiple modes of action, via beta adrenergic receptor blockade and calcium antagonistic activity. Propafenone (PPF) exhibits extensive saturable presystemic biotransformation (first pass effect) resulting into two active metabolites; 5- hydroxypropafenone (5-OH PPF) formed by CYP2D6 and N-depropylpropafenone (NDP) formed by both CYP3A4 and CYP1A2 enzymes. A specific and sensitive LC-MS/MS method was developed and validated for quantitation of PPF, 5-OH PPF and NDP using turboion spray in a positive ion mode...
March 6, 2017: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261303/stimulation-of-%C3%AE-adrenergic-receptors-plays-a-protective-role-via-increased-expression-of-raf-1-and-pdx-1-in-hyperglycemic-rat-pancreatic-islet-rin-m5f-cells
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Sher Zaman Safi, Rajes Qvist, Gracie Ong, Hamed Karimian, Muhammad Imran, Ikram Shah
INTRODUCTION: It is a widely held view that a progressive reduction of beta-cell mass occurs in the progression of diabetes. RAF-1 kinase and pancreas duodenal homeobox 1 (PDX-1) are major factors that promote survival of cells and maintain normal insulin functions. In this study we investigated the effect of a β-adrenergic receptor agonist and antagonist on RAF-1 and PDX-1, and their respective effects on apoptosis and insulin release in RIN-m5F cells. MATERIAL AND METHODS: RIN-m5F cells were cultured in normal (5 mM) and high (25 mM) glucose to mimic diabetic conditions, followed by treatment with 5 µM, 10 µM and 20 µM of isoproterenol and isoproterenol + propranolol for 6, 12 and 24 h...
March 1, 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260499/regulatory-role-of-g-protein-coupled-receptors-in-pancreatic-cancer-development-and-progression
#18
Hildegard M Schuller
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer deaths with incidence rising and a high mortality rate. Smoking, psychological stress, diabetes, pancreatitis and alcohol abuse are known risk factors for pancreatic cancer. OBJECTIVE: Targeting G protein-coupled receptor signaling for the prevention and therapy of pancreatic cancer. METHOD: Review of published literature. RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: All known risk factors for pancreatic cancer cause hyperactive cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) signaling via cancer stimulating Gαs-coupled beta-adrenergic and prostaglandin E2 receptors and/or by suppressing signaling via inhibitory Gαi-coupled GABAB-receptors...
March 3, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259816/two-novel-real-time-cell-based-assays-quantify-beta-blocker-and-nsaid-specific-effects-in-effluents-of-municipal-wastewater-treatment-plants
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Kevin Bernhard, Cordula Stahl, Regina Martens, Heinz-R Köhler, Rita Triebskorn, Marco Scheurer, Manfred Frey
Pharmaceuticals, such as beta-blockers, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) as well as their metabolites are introduced into the water cycle via municipal wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) effluents in all industrialized countries. As the amino acid sequences of the biological target molecules of these pharmaceuticals - the beta-1 adrenergic receptor for beta-blockers and the cyclooxygenase for NSAIDs - are phylogenetically conserved among vertebrates it is reasonable that wildlife vertebrates including fish physiologically respond in a similar way to them as documented in humans...
February 17, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244261/effect-of-beta-adrenergic-blockade-with-carvedilol-on-cachexia-in-severe-chronic-heart-failure-results-from-the-copernicus-trial
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Andrew L Clark, Andrew J S Coats, Henry Krum, Hugo A Katus, Paul Mohacsi, Damien Salekin, Melissa K Schultz, Milton Packer, Stefan D Anker
BACKGROUND: Cardiac cachexia frequently accompanies the progression of heart failure despite the use of effective therapies for left ventricular dysfunction. Activation of the sympathetic nervous system has been implicated in the pathogenesis of weight loss, but the effects of sympathetic antagonism on cachexia are not well defined. METHODS: We prospectively evaluated changes in body weight in 2289 patients with heart failure who had dyspnoea at rest or on minimal exertion and a left ventricular ejection fraction <25%...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
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