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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531555/microbial-detoxification-of-carvedilol-a-%C3%AE-adrenergic-antagonist-by-the-filamentous-fungus-cunninghamella-echinulata
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Katarzyna Zawadzka, Przemysław Bernat, Aleksandra Felczak, Katarzyna Lisowska
Beta adrenergic antagonists like carvedilol are typical environmental pollutants detected in wastewater and surface water. Human metabolism of carvedilol is well investigated, while its environmental fates are still unknown. In recent years, there have been appearing reports on high toxicity of β-blockers toward aquatic organisms. In this paper the ability of the filamentous fungus C. echinulata to eliminate the β-blocker has been described for the first time. An 83% loss of carvedilol was observed after 120 h incubation of the tested fungus with the compound, where hydroxylated carvedilol metabolites were identified as the major biotransformation products...
May 16, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523268/the-sedative-effect-of-propranolol-on-critically-ill-patients-a-case-series
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Junji Shiotsuka, Andrew Steel, James Downar
INTRODUCTION: Recent studies have examined the effectiveness of alpha-2 adrenergic agonists for controlling delirium and agitation. Propranolol, a non-selective beta-adrenergic antagonist with good penetration of the blood-brain barrier, has not been investigated for this purpose. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of all patients who were prescribed propranolol in our Medical Surgical ICU from January 1, 2010, to December 31, 2013...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521892/achieving-a-maximally-tolerated-%C3%AE-blocker-dose-in-heart-failure-patients-is-there-room%C3%A2-for%C3%A2-improvement
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REVIEW
Ankeet S Bhatt, Adam D DeVore, Tracy A DeWald, Karl Swedberg, Robert J Mentz
Heart failure (HF) is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Although initially thought to be harmful in HF, beta-adrenergic blockers (β-blockers) have consistently been shown to reduce mortality and HF hospitalization in chronic HF with reduced ejection fraction. Proposed mechanisms include neurohormonal blockade and heart rate reduction. A new therapeutic agent now exists to target further heart rate lowering in patients who have been stable on a "maximally tolerated β-blocker dose," but this definition and how to achieve it are incompletely understood...
May 23, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520849/beta-blockers-and-improved-progression-free-survival-in-patients-with-advanced-her2-negative-breast-cancer-a-retrospective-analysis-of-the-rose-trio-012-study
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G Spera, R Fresco, H Fung, J R B Dyck, E Pituskin, I Paterson, J R Mackey
Background: Recent retrospective studies suggest that beta-adrenergic blocking drugs (BB) are associated with improved outcomes in people with a range of cancers. Although limited and discordant data suggest that BB may increase overall survival (OS) of patients with localized breast cancer (BC), there is no information on the effects of BB in women with advanced BC. Patients and Methods: To explore the association between BB use and BC outcomes, we retrospectively reviewed the ROSE/TRIO-012, a double-blinded, multinational phase III trial that randomized 1,144 patients with HER2-negative advanced BC to first-line docetaxel in combination with ramucirumab or placebo...
May 18, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507838/recurrent-stress-cardiomyopathy-during-copd-exacerbation-are-beta-adrenergic-agonists-only-to-blame
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Ioanna Katsa, Panagiota Christia, Daniele Massera, Robert Faillace
Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TCM) is a variant of stress-induced cardiomyopathy, characterized by transient left ventricular dysfunction that may be associated with emotional or physical triggers. We present the case of a 51-year-old Caucasian female with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who presented with syncope and was found to have her second lifetime episode of stress-induced cardiomyopathy. Eight months prior, she had been admitted with a COPD exacerbation and was found to have left ventricular (LV) dysfunction with ejection fraction (EF) of 22% attributed to TCM with subsequent normalization of her left ventricular function...
April 14, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498548/engineered-3d-cardiac-fibrotic-tissue-to-study-fibrotic-remodeling
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Amir Hossein Sadeghi, Su Ryon Shin, Janine C Deddens, Giuseppe Fratta, Serena Mandla, Iman K Yazdi, Gyan Prakash, Silvia Antona, Danilo Demarchi, Marc P Buijsrogge, Joost P G Sluijter, Jesper Hjortnaes, Ali Khademhosseini
Activation of cardiac fibroblasts into myofibroblasts is considered to play an essential role in cardiac remodeling and fibrosis. A limiting factor in studying this process is the spontaneous activation of cardiac fibroblasts when cultured on two-dimensional (2D) culture plates. In this study, a simplified three-dimensional (3D) hydrogel platform of contractile cardiac tissue, stimulated by transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1), is presented to recapitulate a fibrogenic microenvironment. It is hypothesized that the quiescent state of cardiac fibroblasts can be maintained by mimicking the mechanical stiffness of native heart tissue...
May 12, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495655/increased-sodium-calcium-exchanger-activity-enhances-beta-adrenergic-mediated-increase-in-heart-rate-whole-heart-study-in-a-homozygous-sodium-calcium-exchanger-overexpressor-mouse-model
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Sven Kaese, Nils Bögeholz, Paul Pauls, Dirk Dechering, Jan Olligs, Katharina Kölker, Sascha Badawi, Gerrit Frommeyer, Christian Pott, Lars Eckardt
BACKGROUND: The cardiac Na(+)/Ca(2+)-exchanger (NCX) contributes to diastolic depolarization in cardiac pacemaker cells. Increased NCX activity has been found in heart failure and atrial fibrillation. So far, the influence of increased NCX activity on resting heart rate, beta-adrenergic mediated increase in heart rate and cardiac conduction properties is unknown. OBJECTIVE: This study therefore investigates the influence of NCX overexpression in a homozygous transgenic whole-heart mouse model (NCX-OE) on sinus and AV nodal function...
May 8, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490464/perioperative-cox-2-and-beta-adrenergic-blockade-improves-metastatic-biomarkers-in-breast-cancer-patients-in-a-phase-ii-randomized-trial
#8
Lee Shaashua, Maytal Shabat-Simon, Rita Haldar, Pini Matzner, Oded Zmora, Moshe Shabtai, Eran Sharon, Tanir Allweis, Iris Barshack, Lucile Hayman, Jesusa M G Arevalo, Jeffrey Ma, Maya Horowitz, Steve W Cole, Shamgar Ben-Eliyahu
<br /> <p>Translational studies suggest that excess perioperative release of catecholamines and prostaglandins may facilitate metastasis and reduce disease-free survival. This trial tested the combined perioperative blockade of these pathways in breast cancer patients.</p> <br />Experimental Design: <br /> <p>In a randomized placebo-controlled biomarker trial, 38 early-stage breast cancer patients received 11 days of perioperative treatment with a beta-adrenergic antagonist (propranolol) and a cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitor (etodolac), beginning five days before surgery...
May 10, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488202/autonomic-control-of-body-temperature-and-blood-pressure-influences-of-female-sex-hormones
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REVIEW
Nisha Charkoudian, Emma C J Hart, Jill N Barnes, Michael J Joyner
Female reproductive hormones exert important non-reproductive influences on autonomic regulation of body temperature and blood pressure. Estradiol and progesterone influence thermoregulation both centrally and peripherally, where estradiol tends to promote heat dissipation, and progesterone tends to promote heat conservation and higher body temperatures. Changes in thermoregulation over the course of the menstrual cycle and with hot flashes at menopause are mediated by hormonal influences on neural control of skin blood flow and sweating...
May 9, 2017: Clinical Autonomic Research: Official Journal of the Clinical Autonomic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486910/clinical-significance-of-the-sympathetic-nervous-system-in-the-development-and-progression-of-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
#10
Ru-Xia Liu, Qian Luo, Hui Qiao, Juan Yu, Qian-Long Zhang, Peng Wang, Yong-Gang Cao, Chang-Lin Jiang, Li-Hui Qu
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is defined as a complex disease of clinically characterized by elevated pulmonary pressure eventually resulting in right heart failure and premature death. To date, PAH still remains a life-threatening disease. Published evidence suggests that patients with PAH present profound sympathetic nervous system abnormalities and sympathetic activity has been shown to be increased. The mechanism of PAH is still complex and poorly understood. &lt;p&gt; Results: Some data have showed that adrenoceptors are involved in the process of the pathology and have different functions in the progression of PAH followed by heart failure...
January 12, 2017: Current Neurovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473530/beta-blocker-drug-use-and-survival-among-patients-with-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma
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Ruzan Udumyan, Scott Montgomery, Fang Fang, Henrik Almroth, Unnur Valdimarsdottir, Anders Ekbom, Karin E Smedby, Katja Fall
Preclinical studies have suggested that β-adrenergic signaling is involved in pancreatic cancer progression. Prompted by such studies, we investigated an association between beta-blocker drug use with improved cancer-specific survival in a large, general population-based cohort of patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). All patients diagnosed with a first primary PDAC in Sweden between 2006 and 2009 were identified through the Swedish Cancer Register (n=2,394). We obtained information about use of beta-blockers and other medications through linkage with the national Prescribed Drug Register...
May 4, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473352/mir-21-is-involved-in-norepinephrine-mediated-rat-granulosa-cell-apoptosis-by-targeting-smad7
#12
Li Zhang, Jie Gao, Sheng Cui
Substantive evidence has indicated that the sympathetic innervation contributes to the regulation and development of ovarian functions. Norepinephrine (NE) is one of the major neurotransmitters contained in the extrinsic ovarian sympathetic nerves and is thought to be a potent moderator of ovarian functions such as steroidogenesis and granulosa cell proliferation or apoptosis. However, the mechanisms of NE regulation of granulosa cell apoptosis in the rat ovary are rare. Real-time PCR and Western blot results show that NE regulates the expression of miR-21 in primary granulosa cells in a dose-dependent manner...
May 2017: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470854/cardiac-autonomic-activity-during-daytime-nap-in-young-adults
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Nicola Cellini, Jacopo Torre, Luciano Stegagno, Michela Sarlo
The current study investigated both sympathetic and vagal autonomic patterns during a daytime sleep in 25 healthy adults (23.2 ± 2.4 years). Pre-ejection period (PEP; related inversely to beta-adrenergic sympathetic activity), the interval between consecutive R-waves (RR) and frequency-domain heart rate variability (HRV) were computed during pre-nap wakefulness and undisturbed sleep stages. Results showed sleep-related changes in RR and HRV measures, whereas PEP decreased significantly from pre-nap to sleep, showing no differences across sleep stages...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Sleep Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469578/beta-adrenergic-regulation-of-intrapulmonary-arteriovenous-anastomoses-in-intact-rat-and-isolated-rat-lungs
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Melissa L Bates, Joseph E Jacobson, Marlowe W Eldridge
Intrapulmonary arteriovenous anastomoses (IPAVA) allow large diameter particles of venous origin to bypass the pulmonary capillary bed and embolize the systemic arterial circulation. IPAVA have been routinely observed in healthy humans with exercise, hypoxia, and catecholamine infusion, but the mechanism by which they are recruited is not well-defined. We hypothesized that beta-adrenergic receptor stimulation recruits IPAVA and that receptor blockade would limit hypoxia-induced IPAVA recruitment. To test our hypothesis, we evaluated the transpulmonary passage of microspheres in intact rats and isolated rats lung infused with the beta-adrenergic receptor agonist isoproterenol...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465863/low-beta-adrenergic-sweat-responses-in-cystic-fibrosis-and-cystic-fibrosis-transmembrane-conductance-regulator-related-metabolic-syndrome-children
#15
Danieli Barino Salinas, Lucia Kang, Colleen Azen, Paul Quinton
β-adrenergically stimulated sweat secretion depends on the function of the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) and discriminates between cystic fibrosis (CF) patients and healthy controls. Therefore, we sought to determine the feasibility, safety, and efficacy of assaying β-adrenergic sweating in children identified by CF newborn screening to help determine prognoses for individuals with CFTR-related metabolic syndrome (CRMS). Preschool age children with a positive newborn screening test for CF participated in this cross-sectional study...
March 1, 2017: Pediatric Allergy, Immunology, and Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461008/one-single-physical-exercise-session-after-object-recognition-learning-promotes-memory-persistence-through-hippocampal-noradrenergic-mechanisms
#16
Liane da Silva de Vargas, Ben-Hur Souto das Neves, Rafael Roehrs, Iván Izquierdo, Pâmela Mello-Carpes
Previously we showed the involvement of the hippocampal noradrenergic system in the consolidation and persistence of object recognition (OR) memory. Here we show that one-single physical exercise session performed immediately after learning promotes OR memory persistence and increases norepinephrine levels in the hippocampus. Additionally, effects of exercise on memory are avoided by an intra-hippocampal beta-adrenergic antagonist infusion. Taken together, these results suggest that exercise effects on memory can be related to noradrenergic mechanisms and acute physical exercise can be a non-pharmacological intervention to assist memory consolidation and persistence, with few or no side effects...
April 28, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454056/dialkyl-anionic-surfactant-in-field-amplified-sample-injection-and-sweeping-micellar-electrokinetic-chromatography-for-determination-of-eight-leanness-promoting-%C3%AE-agonists-in-animal-feeds
#17
Sung-Yu Hsieh, Chun-Chi Wang, Hwang-Shang Kou, Shou-Mei Wu
The beta-adrenergic agonists (β-agonists) working as repartitioning agents that make the carcass leaner and enhance the feeding efficiency in animals have been banned in the European Union, China and Taiwan. Here, traditional anionic surfactants, such as sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) were replaced with sodium di-(2-ethylhexyl)-sulfosuccinate (AOT) in field-amplified sample injection and sweeping-micellar electrokinetic chromatography (FASI-sweeping MEKC) for simultaneous analysis of eight β-agonists in animal feeds...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453742/blinded-contractility-analysis-in-hipsc-cardiomyocytes-in-engineered-heart-tissue-format-comparison-with-human-atrial-trabeculae
#18
Ingra Mannhardt, Alexandra Eder, Berengere Dumotier, Maksymilian Prondzynski, Elisabeth Krämer, Martin Traebert, Klaus-Dieter Söhren, Frederik Flenner, Konstantina Stathopoulou, Marc D Lemoine, Lucie Carrier, Torsten Christ, Thomas Eschenhagen, Arne Hansen
Objective: Human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (hiPSC-CM) may serve as a new assay for drug testing in a human context, but their validity particularly for the evaluation of inotropic drug effects remains unclear. In this blinded analysis, we compared the effects of 10 indicator compounds with known inotropic effects in electrically stimulated (1.5 Hz) hiPSC-CM-derived 3 dimensional engineered heart tissue (EHT) and human atrial trabeculae (hAT). Methods and results: Human EHTs were prepared from iCell® hiPSC-CM, hAT obtained at routine heart surgery...
April 27, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446880/shifts-in-the-gut-microbiota-composition-due-to-depleted-bone-marrow-beta-adrenergic-signaling-are-associated-with-suppressed-inflammatory-transcriptional-networks-in-the-mouse-colon
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Tao Yang, Niousha Ahmari, Jordan T Schmidt, Ty Redler, Rebeca Arocha, Kevin Pacholec, Kacy L Magee, Wendi Malphurs, Jennifer L Owen, Gregory A Krane, Eric Li, Gary P Wang, Thomas W Vickroy, Mohan K Raizada, Christopher J Martyniuk, Jasenka Zubcevic
The brain-gut axis plays a critical role in the regulation of different diseases, many of which are characterized by sympathetic dysregulation. However, a direct link between sympathetic dysregulation and gut dysbiosis remains to be illustrated. Bone marrow (BM)-derived immune cells continuously interact with the gut microbiota to maintain homeostasis in the host. Their function is largely dependent upon the sympathetic nervous system acting via adrenergic receptors present on the BM immune cells. In this study, we utilized a novel chimera mouse that lacks the expression of BM beta1/2 adrenergic receptors (b1/2-ARs) to investigate the role of the sympathetic drive to the BM in gut and microbiota homeostasis...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442571/beta-2-adrenergic-receptor-activation-mobilizes-intracellular-calcium-via-a-non-canonical-camp-independent-signaling-pathway
#20
Monica Galaz-Montoya, Sara J Wright, Gustavo J Rodriguez, Olivier Lichtarge, Theodore G Wensel
Beta adrenergic receptors (βARs) are G protein-coupled receptors essential for physiological responses to the hormones/neurotransmitters epinephrine and norepinephrine which are found in the nervous system and throughout the body. They are the targets of numerous widely used drugs, especially in the case of the most extensively studied βAR, β2AR, whose ligands are used for asthma and cardiovascular disease. βARs signal through Gαs G proteins and via activation of adenylyl cyclase and cAMP-dependent protein kinase, but some alternative downstream pathways have also been proposed, which could be important for understanding normal physiological functioning of β2AR signaling and its disruption in disease...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
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