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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429615/regulation-of-vascular-large-conductance-calcium-activated-potassium-channels-by-nrf2-signalling
#1
Yong Li, Xiao-Li Wang, Xiaojing Sun, Qiang Chai, Jingchao Li, Benjamin Thompson, Win-Kuang Shen, Tong Lu, Hon-Chi Lee
BK channels are major ionic determinants of vasodilation. BK channel function is impaired in diabetic vessels due to accelerated proteolysis of its beta-1 (BK-β1) subunits in response to increased oxidative stress. The nuclear factor E2-related factor-2 (Nrf2) signalling pathway has emerged as a master regulator of cellular redox status, and we hypothesized that it plays a central role in regulating BK channel function in diabetic vessels. We found that Nrf2 expression was markedly reduced in db/db diabetic mouse aortas, and this was associated with significant downregulation of BK-β1...
April 1, 2017: Diabetes & Vascular Disease Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428250/functional-roles-of-globin-proteins-in-hypoxia-tolerant-ectothermic-vertebrates
#2
Angela Fago
Globins are heme-containing proteins ubiquitously expressed in vertebrates, where they serve a broad range of biological functions, directly or indirectly related to the tight control of oxygen levels and its toxic products in vivo. Perhaps the most investigated of all proteins, hemoglobin and myoglobin are primarily involved in oxygen transport and storage, but also in facilitating arterial vasodilation, suppressing mitochondrial respiration and preventing tissue oxidative damage via accessory redox enzymatic activities during hypoxia...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417056/therapeutic-effect-of-prostaglandin-e1-in-monocrotaline-induced-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-rats
#3
Jae Chul Lee
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a severe pulmonary vascular disease characterized by sustained increase in pulmonary arterial pressure and excessive thickening and remodeling of distal small pulmonary arteries. During disease progression, PAH include increase in mean pulmonary arterial pressure, right ventricular (RV) enlargement, increased pulmonary vascular resistance, and smooth muscle hypertrophy in pulmonary arterioles. Several anti-PAH therapies targeting various pathways involved in PAH progression have been approved by the Food and Drug Adminstration...
March 2017: Anatomy & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414997/successful-treatment-of-nonocclusive-mesenteric-ischemia-after-aortic-valve-replacement-with-continuous-arterial-alprostadil-infusion-a-case-report
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Kunio Ogi, Masamitsu Sanui, Yusuke Iizuka, Akinori Aomatsu, Ikue Nakashima, Kohei Hamamoto, Tomohisa Okochi, Alan K Lefor
INTRODUCTION: Nonocclusive mesenteric ischemia (NOMI) after surgery has an extremely poor prognosis with a mortality rate of 30-100%. We report a patient with NOMI following aortic valve replacement who failed to improve despite continuous intra-arterial infusion of papaverine, but was successfully treated with alprostadil (prostaglandin E1 [PGE1]) infusion. PRESENTATION OF CASE: The patient is a 77-year-old man who underwent aortic valve replacement. Due to elevated serum lactate levels five hours after intensive care unit admission, superior mesenteric arteriography was performed, establishing the diagnosis of NOMI...
March 30, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414077/hypotensive-acute-effect-of-photobiomodulation-therapy-on-hypertensive-rats
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J C Oishi, T F De Moraes, T C Buzinari, E C Cárnio, N A Parizotto, G J Rodrigues
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the acute effect of photobiomodulation therapy (PBM) on arterial pressure in hypertensive and normotensive rats with application in an abdominal region. Normotensive (2K) and hypertensive (2K-1C) wistar rats were treated with PBM. Systolic arterial pressure (SAP), diastolic arterial pressure (DAP), mean arterial pressure (MAP) and heart rate (HR) were measured before, during and after PBM application. The nitric oxide (NO) serum concentration was measured before and after PBM application...
April 14, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412277/the-association-of-endothelial-function-and-tone-by-digital-arterial-tonometry-with-mri-left-ventricular-mass-in-african-americans-the-jackson-heart-study
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Avnish Tripathi, Emelia J Benjamin, Solomon K Musani, Naomi M Hamburg, Connie W Tsao, Arti Saraswat, Ramachandran S Vasan, Gary F Mitchell, Ervin R Fox
Peripheral vascular endothelial dysfunction assessed by digital peripheral arterial tonometry (PAT) has been associated with risk for adverse cardiovascular events. We examined the relations of peripheral microvascular dysfunction and left ventricular mass in a community-based cohort of African Americans. We examined participants of the Jackson Heart Study who had PAT and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging evaluations between 2007 and 2013. Consistent with pertinent literature, left ventricular mass index (LVMI) was adjusted for body size by indexing to height(2...
March 27, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Hypertension: JASH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412029/what-s-in-a-side-effect-the-association-between-pulmonary-vasodilator-adverse-drug-events-and-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Peter J Leary, Suhyun Kang, Todd M Kolb, Bradley A Maron, David D Ralph, Youlan Rao, Ryan J Tedford, Roham T Zamanian
BACKGROUND: Adverse drug events (ADEs) with pulmonary vasodilator use in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) are common. ADEs may contribute to worse quality of life; however, their relationship to prognosis is unknown. The objective of this study was to determine whether common ADEs after initiating subcutaneous treprostinil were associated with prognosis in PAH. METHODS: We assembled a retrospective cohort of participants from four clinical trials of treprostinil for PAH, including 908 participants who received subcutaneous treprostinil and 243 who received placebo at the time ADEs were ascertained...
April 6, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410199/chronic-intratracheal-application-of-the-soluble-guanylyl-cyclase-stimulator-bay-41-8543-ameliorates-experimental-pulmonary-hypertension
#8
Matthieu Amirjanians, Bakytbek Egemnazarov, Akylbek Sydykov, Baktybek Kojonazarov, Ralf Brandes, Himal Luitel, Kabita Pradhan, Johannes-Peter Stasch, Gorden Redlich, Norbert Weissmann, Friedrich Grimminger, Werner Seeger, Hossein Ghofrani, Ralph Schermuly
Dysfunction of the NO/sGC/cGMP signaling pathway has been implicated in the pathogenesis of pulmonary hypertension (PH). Therefore, agents stimulating cGMP synthesis via sGC are important therapeutic options for treatment of PH patients. An unwanted effect of this novel class of drugs is their systemic hypotensive effect. We tested the hypothesis that aerosolized intra-tracheal delivery of the sGC stimulator BAY41-8543 could diminish its systemic vasodilating effect.Pharmacodynamics and -kinetics of BAY41-8543 after single intra-tracheal delivery was tested in healthy rats...
March 31, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409833/dietary-salt-blunts-vasodilation-by-stimulating-epithelial-sodium-channels-in-endothelial-cells-from-salt-sensitive-rats
#9
Zi-Rui Wang, Hui-Bin Liu, Ying-Ying Sun, Qing-Qing Hu, Yu-Xia Li, Wei-Wan Zheng, Chang-Jiang Yu, Xin-Yuan Li, Ming-Ming Wu, Bin-Lin Song, Jian-Jun Mu, Zu-Yi Yuan, Zhi-Ren Zhang, He-Ping Ma
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Our recent studies show that the reduced activity of epithelial sodium channels (ENaC) in endothelial cells accounts for the adaptation of vasculature to salt in Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats. The present study examines a hypothesis that enhanced ENaC activity mediates the loss of vasorelaxation in Dahl salt-sensitive (SS) rats. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: We used the cell-attached patch-clamp technique to record ENaC activity in split-open mesenteric arteries...
April 13, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407237/cytoskeletal-remodeling-and-regulation-of-cell-fate-in-the-hypertensive-neonatal-pulmonary-artery-in-response-to-stress
#10
REVIEW
Dina Johar
Neonatal pulmonary hypertension (PHN) is a lethal progressive disease that occurs in prenatal circulatory transition. Mechanical wall strain caused by cardiac pulsation integrates with hypoxia to generate rapidly progressive myocyte cytoskeleton disassembly and failure to exert force generation. The physiological responses to such an interaction have not been investigated. The persistent phenotype does not respond to traditional vasodilator therapy; hence, there is a need for new treatment strategies to improve the morbidity and mortality outcomes...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405615/prolonged-activation-of-il-5-producing-ilc2-causes-pulmonary-arterial-hypertrophy
#11
Masashi Ikutani, Koichi Tsuneyama, Makoto Kawaguchi, Junya Fukuoka, Fujimi Kudo, Susumu Nakae, Makoto Arita, Yoshinori Nagai, Satoshi Takaki, Kiyoshi Takatsu
IL-33 is one of the critical cytokines that activates group 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2s) and mediates allergic reactions. Accumulating evidence suggests that IL-33 is also involved in the pathogenesis of several chronic inflammatory diseases. Previously, we generated an IL-5 reporter mouse and revealed that lung IL-5-producing ILC2s played essential roles in regulating eosinophil biology. In this study, we evaluated the consequences of IL-33 administration over a long period, and we observed significant expansion of ILC2s and eosinophils surrounding pulmonary arteries...
April 6, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402977/molecular-mechanisms-leading-to-splanchnic-vasodilation-in-liver-cirrhosis
#12
Marco Di Pascoli, David Sacerdoti, Patrizia Pontisso, Paolo Angeli, Massimo Bolognesi
In liver cirrhosis, portal hypertension is a consequence of enhanced intrahepatic vascular resistance and portal blood flow. Significant vasodilation in the arterial splanchnic district is crucial for an increase in portal flow. In this pathological condition, increased levels of circulating endogenous vasodilators, including nitric oxide, prostacyclin, carbon monoxide, epoxyeicosatrienoic acids, glucagon, endogenous cannabinoids, and adrenomedullin, and a decreased vascular response to vasoconstrictors are the main mechanisms underlying splanchnic vasodilation...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Vascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400117/phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase-inhibition-induces-vasodilator-effect-of-sevoflurane-via-reduction-of-rho-kinase-activity
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Yasunori Miyamoto, Guo-Gang Feng, Shiho Satomi, Katsuya Tanaka, Yoshihiro Fujiwara, Hiroyuki Kinoshita
AIMS: This study was aimed to examine whether a volatile anesthetic sevoflurane in clinical doses reduces vasoconstriction under the inhibition of phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) in the rat and human arteries and whether the intravenous administration of the PI3K inhibitor decreases blood pressure in rats under the sevoflurane inhalation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Rat arteries (n=5-6) and human omental arteries (n=5-6) were subjected to isometric force recordings and western immunoblotting for Rho kinase, mitogen-activated protein kinase, and protein kinase C...
April 8, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399721/the-prostacyclin-pathway-in-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-a-clinical-review
#14
R Del Pozo, I Hernandez Gonzalez, P Escribano-Subias
Prostacyclin is produced in vascular endothelial cells and acts via the IP prostacyclin receptor to cause vasodilation and inhibit smooth muscle cell proliferation and platelet aggregation. Prostacyclin production is reduced in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), and drugs targeting the prostacyclin pathway are one of the pharmacotherapeutic options for PAH. Areas covered: The prostacyclin pathway and drugs that target it are discussed, including synthetic prostacyclin (epoprostenol), prostacyclin analogs (iloprost, treprostinil, beraprost) and selective prostacyclin IP receptor agonists (selexipag)...
April 24, 2017: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398541/pregnancy-augments-vegf-stimulated-in-vitro-angiogenesis-and-vasodilator-no-and-h2s-production-in-human-uterine-artery-endothelial-cells
#15
Hong-Hai Zhang, Jennifer C Chen, Lili Sheibani, Thomas J Lechuga, Dong-Bao Chen
Context: Augmented uterine artery (UA) production of vasodilators including nitric oxide (NO) and hydrogen sulfide (H2S) has been implicated in pregnancy-associated and agonist-stimulated rise in uterine blood flow that is rate-limiting to pregnancy health. Objective: Developing a human UA endothelial cell (hUAEC) culture model from main UAs of nonpregnant (NP) and pregnant (P) women for testing a hypothesis that pregnancy augments endothelial NO and H2S production and endothelial reactivity to vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397384/characteristics-and-effectiveness-of-vasodilatory-and-pressor-compensation-for-reduced-relaxation-time-during-rhythmic-forearm-contractions
#16
Robert F Bentley, Veronica J Poitras, Terrence Hong, Michael E Tschakovsky
During muscle contraction in rhythmic exercise muscle blood flow is significantly impeded by microvascular compression. The purpose of this study was to establish the nature and magnitude of vasodilatory and/or pressor compensatory responses during forearm exercise in the face of an increased duration of mechanical microvascular compression, and whether the effectiveness of such compensation was exercise intensity dependent. Seven healthy males (21.0 ± 1.8 yrs) completed progressive forearm exercise (24...
April 10, 2017: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397372/k-channel-impairment-determines-sex-and-age-differences-in-epinephrine-mediated-outcomes-after-brain-injury
#17
William M Armstead, John Riley, Monica S Vavilala
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the leading cause of injury-related death in children, with boys and children under 4 years having particularly poor outcomes. Activation of ATP- and calcium-sensitive (KATP and KCa ) channels produces cerebrovasodilation and contributes to autoregulation, both of which are impaired after TBI, contributing to poor outcomes. Upregulation of the c-Jun-terminal kinase (JNK) isoform of mitogen-activated protein kinase produces K channel function impairment after CNS injury. Vasoactive agents can be used to normalize cerebral perfusion pressure...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396535/pregnancy-reprograms-large-conductance-ca-2-activated-k-channel-in-uterine-arteries-roles-of-ten-eleven-translocation-methylcytosine-dioxygenase-1-mediated-active-demethylation
#18
Xiang-Qun Hu, Chiranjib Dasgupta, Man Chen, Daliao Xiao, Xiaohui Huang, Limin Han, Shumei Yang, Zhice Xu, Lubo Zhang
The large-conductance Ca(2+)-activated K(+) (BKCa) channel is of critical importance in pregnancy-mediated increase in uterine artery vasodilation and blood flow. The present study tested the hypothesis that active DNA demethylation plays a key role in pregnancy-induced reprogramming and upregulation of BKCa channel β1 subunit (BKβ1) in uterine arteries. Uterine arteries were isolated from nonpregnant and near-term pregnant sheep. Pregnancy significantly increased the expression of ten-eleven translocation methylcytosine dioxygenase 1 (TET1) in uterine arteries...
April 10, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392466/endothelium-independent-vasodilator-effect-of-2-nitro-1-phenyl-1-propanol-on-mesenteric-resistance-vessels-in-rats
#19
Teresinha S Brito, Francisco J Batista-Lima, Rodrigo J B de Siqueira, François Cosker, Saad Lahlou, Pedro J C Magalhães
2-Nitro-1-phenyl-1-propanol (NPP) is a nitro alcohol with vasodilator activity in the rat aorta. The present study investigated the vasodilator properties of NPP in small vessels of the mesenteric bed, which, contrary to the aorta, contains resistance vessels. Using myography, isometric contractions were recorded in rings of second- and third-order branches from the rat mesenteric artery. NPP relaxed mesenteric ring preparations that were contracted with phenylephrine, U-46619, and KCl (40mM), resulting in significantly different EC50 values (0...
April 7, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390060/chronic-heat-exposure-for-health-and-exercise-performance-cardiovascular-research-heats-up
#20
Kyle M A Thompson, Alexandra M Coates, Anthony V Incognito, Alanna K Whinton
Flow-mediated dilation (FMD) is a method used to measure endothelial-dependent vasodilation, quantified by the change in conduit artery luminal diameter during post-occlusive hyperemia This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
April 8, 2017: Journal of Physiology
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