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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925313/hemodynamics-and-oxygen-extraction-in-chronic-large-artery-steno-occlusive-disease-clinical-applications-for-predicting-stroke-risk
#1
Colin P Derdeyn
Depending on the adequacy of collateral sources of blood flow, arterial stenosis or occlusion may lead to reduced perfusion pressure and ultimately reduced blood flow in the distal territory supplied by that vessel. There are two well-defined compensatory mechanisms to reduced pressure or flow - autoregulatory vasodilation and increased oxygen extraction fraction. Other changes, such as metabolic downregulation, are likely. The positive identification of autoregulatory vasodilation and increased oxygen extraction fraction in humans is an established risk factor for future ischemic stroke in some disease states such as atherosclerotic carotid stenosis and occlusion...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921803/the-pathophysiology-of-arterial-vasodilatation-and-hyperdynamic-circulation-in-cirrhosis
#2
Søren Møller, Flemming Bendtsen
Patients with cirrhosis and portal hypertension often develop complications from a variety of organ systems leading to a multiple organ failure. The combination of liver failure and portal hypertension result in a hyperdynamic circulatory state partly owing to simultaneous splanchnic and peripheral arterial vasodilatation. Increases in circulatory vasodilators are believed to be due to portosystemic shunting and bacterial translocation leading to redistribution of the blood volume with central hypovolemia. Portal hypertension per se and increased splanchnic blood flow are mainly responsible for the development and perpetuation of the hyperdynamic circulation and the associated changes in cardiovascular function with development of cirrhotic cardiomyopathy, autonomic dysfunction, and renal dysfunction as part of a cardiorenal syndrome...
September 16, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919322/changes-in-vasodilation-following-myocardial-ischemia-reperfusion-in-rats
#3
Sarah Brøgger Kristiansen, Majid Sheykhzade, Lars Edvinsson, Kristian Agmund Haanes
BACKGROUND: Blockage of a coronary artery, usually caused by arteriosclerosis, can lead to life threatening acute myocardial infarction. Opening with PCI (percutaneous coronary intervention), may be lifesaving, but reperfusion might exacerbate the cellular damage, and changes in the endothelium are believed to be involved in this worsened outcome. AIM: The aim of the present study was to compare endothelial dependent and independent vasodilatory effect after experimental myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (I/R)...
September 14, 2017: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918794/-airplane-travels-can-induce-headache
#4
Sebastian Bao Dinh Bui, Parisa Gazerani
Airplane headache is a common problem with 100 million passengers annually suffering from the condition. It has been suggested that the changes in the cabin pressure during take-off and landing may cause inflammation in sinus tissues. This can lead to elevated levels of prostaglandin E2 and vasodilation of cerebral arteries resulting in airplane headache. Current evidence suggests opportunities to develop a treatment plan by examining future potential drugs for reducing the prostaglandin E2 level or preventing the vasodilation of the cerebral arteries...
September 18, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917976/low-molecular-weight-fucoidan-ameliorates-hindlimb-ischemic-injury-in-type-2-diabetic-rats
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Zhiqiang Wang, Tiantian Liu, Xiaoping Chen, Hongjie You, Quanbin Zhang, Jingyi Xue, Yuanyuan Zheng, Dali Luo
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Low molecular weight fucoidan (LMWF), extracted from Laminaria japonica Areschoug, is a traditional Chinese medicine, commonly used to alleviate edema, particularly for feet with numbness and pain. AIM OF THE STUDY: Diabetic mellitus (DM) patients are at high risk of developing peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Individuals with DM and PAD co-morbidity have a much higher risk of critical limb ischemia. LMWF showed several beneficial effects, such as anti-inflammation, anti-thrombosis, and enhancing revascularization...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913687/non-atherosclerotic-vascular-disease-in-women
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REVIEW
Lee Joseph, Esther S H Kim
Takayasu arteritis, fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD), spontaneous arterial dissection, Raynaud's phenomenon, and chilblains are vascular conditions that are associated with an increased predisposition in women and are often underdiagnosed. Takayasu arteritis has an incidence rate of 2.6 cases per million individuals per year in the USA and predominantly affects women of childbearing age. HLA-B5 genetic locus is linked with Takayasu arteritis susceptibility. Methods to determine active disease are limiting; currently utilized clinical and imaging findings and laboratory tests are of limited value for this purpose...
September 14, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912211/body-mass-index-is-associated-with-microvascular-endothelial-dysfunction-in-patients-with-treated-metabolic-risk-factors-and-suspected-coronary-artery-disease
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Dirk J van der Heijden, Maarten A H van Leeuwen, Gladys N Janssens, Mattie J Lenzen, Peter M van de Ven, Etto C Eringa, Niels van Royen
BACKGROUND: Obesity is key feature of the metabolic syndrome and is associated with high cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Obesity is associated with macrovascular endothelial dysfunction, a determinant of outcome in patients with coronary artery disease. Here, we compared the influence of obesity on microvascular endothelial function to that of established cardiovascular risk factors such as diabetes mellitus, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, and smoking in patients with suspected coronary artery disease...
September 14, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904255/predictors-of-favorable-responses-to-immunosuppressive-treatment-in-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-associated-with-connective-tissue-disease
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Hidekata Yasuoka, Yuichiro Shirai, Yuichi Tamura, Tsutomu Takeuchi, Masataka Kuwana
BACKGROUND: The potential efficacy of immunosuppressive (IS) treatment has been reported in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) associated with connective tissue disease (CTD), but its positioning in the treatment algorithm remains uncertain. The aim of this study was to identify predictors of favorable responses to first-line IS treatment.Methods and Results:This single-center retrospective study included 30 patients with PAH accompanied by systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), mixed CTD (MCTD), or primary Sjögren's syndrome (SS) who received first-line IS treatment alone or in combination with pulmonary vasodilators...
September 12, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899928/treatment-of-hypertension-by-increasing-impaired-endothelial-trpv4-kca2-3-interaction
#9
Dongxu He, Qiongxi Pan, Zhen Chen, Chunyuan Sun, Peng Zhang, Aiqin Mao, Yaodan Zhu, Hongjuan Li, Chunxiao Lu, Mingxu Xie, Yin Zhou, Daoming Shen, Chunlei Tang, Zhenyu Yang, Jian Jin, Xiaoqiang Yao, Bernd Nilius, Xin Ma
The currently available antihypertensive agents have undesirable adverse effects due to systemically altering target activity including receptors, channels, and enzymes. These effects, such as loss of potassium ions induced by diuretics, bronchospasm by beta-blockers, constipation by Ca(2+) channel blockers, and dry cough by ACEI, lead to non-compliance with therapies (Moser, 1990). Here, based on new hypertension mechanisms, we explored a new antihypertensive approach. We report that transient receptor potential vanilloid 4 (TRPV4) interacts with Ca(2+)-activated potassium channel 3 (KCa2...
September 12, 2017: EMBO Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899897/transfusion-of-polynitroxylated-pegylated-hemoglobin-stabilizes-pial-arterial-dilation-and-decreases-infarct-volume-after-transient-middle-cerebral-artery-occlusion
#10
Suyi Cao, Jian Zhang, Li Ma, Carleton J C Hsia, Raymond C Koehler
BACKGROUND: Polynitroxylation of hemoglobin confers superoxide dismutase-mimetic and peroxidase activity and may protect from reperfusion injury in addition to facilitating oxygen transport. We determined whether transfusion of polynitroxylated PEGylated hemoglobin (PNPH) is protective in the rat filament model of 2 hours of middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO). METHODS AND RESULTS: Transfusion of 10 mL/kg of PNPH at 20 minutes of MCAO reduced infarct volume by over 70% (n=10)...
September 12, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899725/nitric-oxide-donor-ru-terpy-bdq-no-3-induces-uncoupling-and-phosphorylation-of-endothelial-nitric-oxide-synthase-promoting-oxidant-production
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Simone R Potje, Zhenlong Chen, Suellen D'Arc S Oliveira, Lusiane M Bendhack, Roberto S da Silva, Marcelo G Bonini, Cristina Antoniali, Richard D Minshall
[Ru(terpy)(bdq)NO](3+) (TERPY) is a nitric oxide (NO) donor that promotes relaxation of the mesenteric artery and aorta in rats. We sought to investigate whether it acts as both an NO donor and endothelial NO synthase (eNOS) activator, as shown previously for nitroglycerin. Human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) and human embryonic kidney 293 cells transfected with empty vector (HEK) or eNOS cDNA (HEK-eNOS) were treated with TERPY (1µM) for different lengths of time. eNOS expression, dimerization, and Ser(1177) phosphorylation, caveolin-1 (Cav-1) oligomerization, Cav-1 Tyr(14) phosphorylation were evaluated by Western blotting...
September 9, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890045/the-renin-angiotensin-system-and-the-brain-new-developments
#12
REVIEW
Ehab Farag, Daniel I Sessler, Zeyd Ebrahim, Andrea Kurz, Joseph Morgan, Sanchit Ahuja, Kamal Maheshwari, D John Doyle
The traditional renin-angiotensin system (RAS) is indispensable system in adjusting sodium homeostasis, body fluid volume, and controlling arterial blood pressure. The key elements are renin splitting inactive angiotensinogen to yield angiotensin (Ang-I). Ang-1 is then changed by angiotensin-1 converting enzyme (ACE) into angiotensin II (Ang-II). Using PubMed, Google Scholar, and other means, we searched the peer-reviewed literature from 1990 to 2013 for articles on newly discovered findings related to the RAS, especially focusing on how the system influences the central nervous system (CNS)...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888203/role-of-glutathione-biosynthesis-in-endothelial-dysfunction-and-fibrosis
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Cristina Espinosa-Díez, Verónica Miguel, Susana Vallejo, Francisco J Sánchez, Elena Sandoval, Eva Blanco, Pablo Cannata, Concepción Peiró, Carlos F Sánchez-Ferrer, Santiago Lamas
Glutathione (GSH) biosynthesis is essential for cellular redox homeostasis and antioxidant defense. The rate-limiting step requires glutamate-cysteine ligase (GCL), which is composed of the catalytic (GCLc) and the modulatory (GCLm) subunits. To evaluate the contribution of GCLc to endothelial function we generated an endothelial-specific Gclc haplo-insufficient mouse model (Gclc e/+ mice). In murine lung endothelial cells (MLEC) derived from these mice we observed a 50% reduction in GCLc levels compared to lung fibroblasts from the same mice...
September 1, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881463/a-family-based-study-of-carbon-monoxide-and-nitric-oxide-signalling-genes-and-preeclampsia
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Anna E Bauer, Christy L Avery, Min Shi, Clarice R Weinberg, Andrew F Olshan, Quaker E Harmon, Jingchun Luo, Jenny Yang, Tracy A Manuck, Michael C Wu, Nicholas Williams, Ralph McGinnis, Linda Morgan, Kari Klungsøyr, Lill Trogstad, Per Magnus, Stephanie M Engel
BACKGROUND: Preeclampsia is thought to originate during placentation, with incomplete remodelling and perfusion of the spiral arteries leading to reduced placental vascular capacity. Nitric oxide (NO) and carbon monoxide (CO) are powerful vasodilators that play a role in the placental vascular system. Although family clustering of preeclampsia has been observed, the existing genetic literature is limited by a failure to consider both mother and child. METHODS: We conducted a nested case-control study within the Norwegian Mother and Child Birth Cohort of 1545 case-pairs and 995 control-pairs from 2540 validated dyads (2011 complete pairs, 529 missing mother or child genotype)...
September 7, 2017: Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878769/protective-role-of-mast-cells-in-primary-systemic-vasculitis-a-perspective
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Jason M Springer, Vineesh V Raveendran, Selina A Gierer, Mehrdad Maz, Kottarappat N Dileepan
Mast cells are important cells of the immune system. Although traditionally considered as key players in allergic and hypersensitivity reactions, emerging evidence suggests that mast cells have many complex roles in vascular disease. These include regulation of vasodilation, angiogenesis, activation of matrix metalloproteinases, apoptosis of smooth muscle cells, and activation of the renin angiotensin system. Mast cells are also known to play an immunomodulatory role via modulation of regulatory T-cell (Treg), macrophage and endothelial cell functions...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877318/peripheral-vascular-endothelial-dysfunction-in-central-serous-chorioretinopathy
#16
Nan-Kai Wang, Yun Fu, Jung-Pan Wang, Eugene Yu-Chan Kang, An-Lun Wu, Yun-Ju Tseng, Lung-Kun Yeh, Kuan-Jen Chen, Wei-Chi Wu, Wan-Jing Ho, Chi-Chun Lai
Purpose: To explore the pathophysiology of central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC) by comparing peripheral vascular endothelium function in patients with CSC and control subjects. Methods: This study included 34 patients with CSC who attended the Department of Ophthalmology and 34 healthy age- and sex-matched healthy control subjects from a routine physical check-up population. Endothelium-dependent flow-mediated vasodilation (FMD) and endothelium-independent nitroglycerine-mediated vasodilation (NMD) were measured using high-resolution, two-dimensional ultrasonographic imaging of the brachial artery...
September 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862065/adiposity-but-not-obesity-is-associated-with-arterial-stiffness-in-young-nulliparous-women
#17
Julie Phillips, Carole A McBride, Erin Morris, Abigail M Crocker, Ira Bernstein
Subclinical vascular dysfunction is increasingly recognized as an independent risk factor for cardiovascular events and adverse pregnancy outcomes. The evidence linking indices of obesity and vascular dysfunction is mixed. As an example, some data suggest that adiposity may be a better predictor of endothelial dysfunction than body mass index (BMI). The aim of the current study is to compare the association of obesity, as evaluated by BMI, and a direct measure of body fat to biophysical parameters of vascular function including flow-mediated vasodilation and pulse wave velocity (PWV) in healthy nulliparous reproductive-age women...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857448/surgical-and-pharmacological-reassignment-influence-on-transsexuals-cardiovascular-risk-profile
#18
Marco Matteo Ciccone, Giuseppe Loverro, Pietro Scicchitano, Matteo Loverro, Gabriella Ricci, Francesca Scaramuzzi, Michele Gesualdo, Annapaola Zito, Marcello Campagna, Michele Moncelli, Vittorio Nicolardi, Fabio Manca, Barbara Boninfante, Santa Carbonara, Francesca Cortese, Orlando Todarello, Carlo Bettocchi
INTRODUCTION: The aim was to evaluate and stratify early cardiovascular risk of transsexuals undergone pharmacological and/or surgical gender reassignment. METHODS: Fifty-six transsexuals were divided into two groups: 1- undergone gonadectomy (orchiectomy for trans women and hystero-annessiectomy for trans men); group 2- hormone replacement therapy alone. All underwent carotid artery intima-media thickness (C-IMT) and flow-mediated vasodilation (FMD) of brachial artery evaluations...
August 30, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857417/increased-myoendothelial-feedback-is-associated-with-increased-connexin37-and-ik1-channel-expression-in-mesenteric-arteries-of-diet-induced-hyperhomocysteinemic-mice
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Robin C Looft-Wilson, Cara R Goodell, Christina A Mutch, Stephanie M Mutchler, Kayla L Miller, Monique Guraya
OBJECTIVE: Previously, we found that diet-induced HHcy in mice caused decreased eNOS expression and signaling in mesenteric arteries, but greatly enhanced non-NOS, non-prostacyclin-dependent vasodilation, which involves myoendothelial gap junction (MEJ) communication. To further assess whether HHcy enhances MEJ communication, this study examined endothelium-dependent attenuation of phenylephrine-induced vasoconstriction (myoendothelial feedback) and key molecules involved. METHODS: Myoendothelial feedback was examined in isolated mouse mesenteric arteries, after 6-wk diet-induced HHcy, using pressure myography...
August 31, 2017: Microcirculation: the Official Journal of the Microcirculatory Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856926/total-flavonoids-from-astragalus-alleviate-endothelial-dysfunction-by-activating-the-akt-enos-pathway
#20
Qian Liu, Ling Zhang, Qiyuan Shan, Yuxia Ding, Zhaocai Zhang, Meifei Zhu, Yuanjie Mao
Objective To investigate the vasodilative and endothelial-protective effects and the underlying mechanisms of total flavonoids from Astragalus (TFA). Methods The vasodilative activities of TFA were measured with a myograph ex vivo using rat superior mesenteric arterial rings. The primary human umbilical vein endothelial cell (HUVEC) viabilities were assayed using the cell counting kit-8 after hypoxia or normoxia treatment with or without TFA. Akt, P-Akt, eNOS, P-eNOS, Erk, P-Erk, Bcl-2 and Bax expression were analyzed using western blotting...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
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