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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054558/serum-lipid-lipoprotein-and-apolipoprotein-profiles-in-workers-exposed-to-low-arsenic-levels-lipid-profiles-and-occupational-arsenic-exposure
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Caterina Ledda, Ivo Iavicoli, Massimo Bracci, Roberto Avola, Paola Senia, Lory Santarelli, Cristoforo Pomara, Venerando Rapisarda
Epidemiologic studies have reported that exposure to arsenic (As) is associated with higher risk of cardiovascular disease (i.e., coronary heart disease and peripheral arterial heart disease) and mortality. This cross-sectional study aimed to compare serum lipid, lipoprotein, and apolipoprotein profiles in workers exposed to As. The subjects of this study included 57 workers exposed to As and 57 controls. Demographic characteristics and occupational information were collected through questionnaires. Exposure to As was assessed in indoor air of a workplace and determined using the creatinine values in the urine...
October 17, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053032/a-mouse-model-of-subcortical-vascular-dementia-reflecting-degeneration-of-cerebral-white-matter-and-microcirculation
#2
Eek-Sung Lee, Jin-Hui Yoon, Jiye Choi, Faris R Andika, Taekwan Lee, Yong Jeong
Subcortical vascular dementia(SVaD) is associated with white matter damage, lacunar infarction, and degeneration of cerebral microcirculation. Currently available mouse models can mimic only partial aspects of human SVaD features. Here, we combined bilateral common carotid artery stenosis (BCAS) with a hyperlipidaemia model in order to develop a mouse model of SVaD; 10- to 12-week-old apolipoprotein E (ApoE)-deficient or wild-type C57BL/6J mice were subjected to sham operation or chronic cerebral hypoperfusion with BCAS using micro-coils...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051568/synchrotron-radiation-circular-dichroism-spectroscopy-reveals-structural-divergences-in-hdl-bound-apoa-i-variants
#3
Rita Del Giudice, Oktawia Nilsson, Joan Domingo-Espín, Jens O Lagerstedt
Apolipoprotein A-I (apoA-I) in high-density lipoprotein (HDL) provides cardiovascular protection. Synchrotron radiation circular dichroism (SRCD) spectroscopy was used to analyze the dynamic solution structure of the apoA-I protein in the apo- and HDL-states and the protein structure conversion in HDL formation. Wild-type apoA-I protein was compared to human variants that either are protective (R173C, Milano) or lead to increased risk for ischaemic heart disease (A164S). Comparable secondary structure distributions in the HDL particles, including significant levels of beta strand/turn, were observed...
October 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050287/association-between-the-mvk-and-mmab-polymorphisms-and-serum-lipid-levels
#4
Liu Miao, Rui-Xing Yin, Shang-Ling Pan, Shuo Yang, De-Zhai Yang, Wei-Xiong Lin
Maonan ethnic group is a relatively conservative and isolated minority in China. Little is known about the association of the mevalonate kinase (MVK), methylmalonic aciduria (cobalamin deficiency) cblB type (MMAB) single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and serum lipid levels. This study aimed to determine the association between four SNPs in the MVK/MMAB and serum lipid levels. Genotyping of the rs3759387, rs877710, rs7134594 and rs9593 SNPs was performed in 1264 Maonan subjects and 1251 Han participants. Allele and genotype frequencies of the selected SNPs were different between the two populations (P < 0...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048372/%C3%AE-synuclein-regulates-neuronal-cholesterol-efflux
#5
Jen-Hsiang T Hsiao, Glenda M Halliday, Woojin Scott Kim
α-Synuclein is a neuronal protein that is at the center of focus in understanding the etiology of a group of neurodegenerative diseases called α-synucleinopathies, which includes Parkinson's disease (PD). Despite much research, the exact physiological function of α-synuclein is still unclear. α-Synuclein has similar biophysical properties as apolipoproteins and other lipid-binding proteins and has a high affinity for cholesterol. These properties suggest a possible role for α-synuclein as a lipid acceptor mediating cholesterol efflux (the process of removing cholesterol out of cells)...
October 19, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045897/monocyte-macrophages-and-t-cells-in-atherosclerosis
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REVIEW
Ira Tabas, Andrew H Lichtman
Atherosclerosis is an arterial disease process characterized by the focal subendothelial accumulation of apolipoprotein-B-containing lipoproteins, immune and vascular wall cells, and extracellular matrix. The lipoproteins acquire features of damage-associated molecular patterns and trigger first an innate immune response, dominated by monocyte-macrophages, and then an adaptive immune response. These inflammatory responses often become chronic and non-resolving and can lead to arterial damage and thrombosis-induced organ infarction...
October 17, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045618/cd27-co-stimulation-increases-the-abundance-of-regulatory-t-cells-and-reduces-atherosclerosis-in-hyperlipidaemic-mice
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Holger Winkels, Svenja Meiler, Dirk Lievens, David Engel, Charlotte Spitz, Christina Bürger, Linda Beckers, Angelika Dandl, Sigrid Reim, Maiwand Ahmadsei, Helene Hartwig, Lesca M Holdt, Michael Hristov, Remco T A Megens, Martin M Schmitt, Eric A Biessen, Jannie Borst, Alexander Faussner, Christian Weber, Esther Lutgens, Norbert Gerdes
Aims: The co-stimulatory receptor CD27 modulates responses of T cells, B cells, and NK cells. Various T cell subsets participate in atherogenesis. However, the role of CD27 in atherosclerosis remains unexplored. Methods and results: Here we investigated the effect of bone marrow-derived and systemic CD27 deficiency in Apolipoprotein E-deficient (Apoe-/-) mice in early and advanced stages of atherosclerosis. Lethally-irradiated Apoe-/- mice reconstituted with Cd27-/-Apoe-/- bone marrow and consuming an atherogenic diet displayed a markedly increased plaque size and lesional inflammation compared to mice receiving Cd27+/+Apoe-/- bone marrow...
October 16, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043330/procyanidins-extracted-from-the-litchi-pericarp-ameliorate-atherosclerosis-in-apoe-knockout-mice-their-effects-on-nitric-oxide-bioavailability-and-oxidative-stress
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Shuang Rong, Xueting Hu, Siqi Zhao, Yanting Zhao, Xiao Xiao, Wei Bao, Liegang Liu
Epidemiological studies strongly support the role of procyanidin-rich beverages and fruit in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases. Procyanidins extracted from the litchi pericarp (LPPC), a new source of procyanidins, were isolated and identified in our laboratory and have been proven to possess strong antioxidant activity in vitro. In the present study, we investigated the anti-atherosclerotic effects of LPPC in apolipoprotein E knockout (ApoE KO) mice fed a high fat diet for 24 weeks. LPPC (100 mg kg(-1) body mass daily) significantly reduced the atherosclerotic lesion size (P < 0...
October 18, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041003/depression-in-the-context-of-medical-disorders-new-pharmacological-pathways-revisited
#9
Undine E Lang, Marc Walter
The depressive state has been characterised as one of elevated inflammation, changed cardiovascular parameters and a deranged metabolic situation all of which holds promise for a better understanding and handling of treatment-resistance in affective disorders as well as for future developments in treatment algorithms. In this context several biomarkers are differentially regulated by antidepressant treatment and connected to metabolic, inflammatory, cardiovascular and apoptotic components of the pathophysiology, i...
October 17, 2017: Neuro-Signals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037856/platelet-cd40-mediates-leukocyte-recruitment-and-neointima-formation-after-arterial-denudation-injury-in-atherosclerosis-prone-mice
#10
Rong Jin, Adam Y Xiao, Zifang Song, Shiyong Yu, Jarvis Li, Mei-Zhen Cui, Guohong Li
The role of platelets in the development of thrombosis and abrupt closure after angioplasty is well recognized. However, the direct impact of platelets on neointima formation after arterial injury remains undetermined. Here we show that neointima formation after carotid artery wire injury reduces markedly in CD40(-/-)apoE(-/-) mice but only slightly in CD40L(-/-)apoE(-/-) mice, compared with apolipoprotein E-deficient (apoE(-/-)) mice. Wild-type and CD40-deficient platelets were isolated from blood of apoE(-/-) and CD40(-/-)apoE(-/-) mice, respectively...
October 13, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037812/apolipoprotein-a-iv-exerts-its-anorectic-action-through-a-pi3k-akt-signaling-pathway-in-the-hypothalamus
#11
Ling Shen, Chunmin C Lo, Laura A Woollett, Min Liu
Apolipoprotein A-IV (apoA-IV) is a satiation factor that acts in the hypothalamus, however, the intracellular mechanisms responsible for this action are still largely unknown. Here we report that apoA-IV treatment elicited a rapid activation of the phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase (PI3K) signaling pathway in cultured primary hypothalamic neurons, and this effect was significantly attenuated by pretreatment with LY294002, an inhibitor of the PI3K pathway. To determine if the activation of PI3K is required for apoA-IV's inhibitory effect on food intake, apoA-IV was administered intracerebroventricularly...
October 13, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036931/mass-spectrometric-studies-of-apolipoprotein-proteoforms-and-their-role-in-lipid-metabolism-and-type-2-diabetes
#12
REVIEW
Dobrin Nedelkov
Apolipoproteins function as structural components of lipoprotein particles, cofactors for enzymes, and ligands for cell-surface receptors. Most of the apoliporoteins exhibit proteoforms, arising from single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and post-translational modifications such as glycosylation, oxidation, and sequence truncations. Reviewed here are recent studies correlating apolipoproteins proteoforms with the specific clinical measures of lipid metabolism and cardiometabolic risk. Targeted mass spectrometric immunoassays toward apolipoproteins A-I, A-II, and C-III were applied on large cross-sectional and longitudinal clinical cohorts...
October 15, 2017: Proteomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036813/association-between-later-life-lifestyle-factors-and-alzheimer-s-disease-biomarkers-in-non-demented-individuals-a-longitudinal-descriptive-cohort-study
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Babette L R Reijs, Stephanie J B Vos, Hilkka Soininen, Jyrki Lötjonen, Juha Koikkalainen, Maria Pikkarainen, Anette Hall, Ritva Vanninen, Yawu Liu, Sanna-Kaisa Herukka, Yvonne Freund-Levi, Giovanni B Frisoni, Lutz Frölich, Flavio Nobili, Marcel Olde Rikkert, Luiza Spiru, Magda Tsolaki, Åsa K Wallin, Philip Scheltens, Frans Verhey, Pieter Jelle Visser
BACKGROUND: Lifestyle factors have been associated with the risk of dementia, but the association with Alzheimer's disease (AD) remains unclear. OBJECTIVE: To examine the association between later life lifestyle factors and AD biomarkers (i.e., amyloid-β 1-42 (Aβ42) and tau in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), and hippocampal volume) in individuals with subjective cognitive decline (SCD) and mild cognitive impairment (MCI). In addition, to examine the effect of later life lifestyle factors on developing AD-type dementia in individuals with MCI...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035941/arterial-stiffness-and-cardiometabolic-phenotype-of-cameroonian-pygmies-and-bantus
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William Ngatchou, Daniel Lemogoum, Christian Mélot, Virginie Guimfacq, Philippe van de Borne, Jean Claude Wautrecht, Michel P Hermans, Luc Van Bortel, Marc Leeman
BACKGROUND: Pygmies living in the Central African rainforest with a traditional hunter-gatherer lifestyle have a low incidence of cardiovascular diseases. Because of progressive loss of traditional habitat and ancestral lands, some Pygmies have migrated to urban areas and adopt specific Bantu lifestyles such as increased salt consumption and a sedentary way of life. We tested the hypothesis that migrant Pygmies could present with hemodynamic and metabolic characteristics different from those of traditional in-situ Pygmies and possibly closer to those of Bantu farmers...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035447/porphyromonas-gingivalis-infection-accelerates-atherosclerosis-mediated-by-oxidative-stress-and-inflammatory-responses-in-apoe-mice
#15
Yan Xuan, Qiao Shi, Guo-Jing Liu, Qing-Xian Luan, Yu Cai
BACKGROUND: The periodontal pathogen Porphyromonas gingivalis (P. gingivalis) has been proven to accelerate the development of atherosclerosis in apolipoprotein E (ApoE)-deficient mice. In this study, we used an ApoE knockout (ApoE-/-) mouse model with chronic intravenous infection with P. gingivalis to investigate the possible mechanisms of P. gingivalis-induced atherosclerosis. METHODS: Eight-week-old ApoE-/- mice were randomly assigned to two groups: (a) ApoE-/- + PBS (n = 8); (b) ApoE-/- + P...
October 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034886/generation-and-characterization-of-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-hipsc-lines-from-an-alzheimer-s-disease-asui001-a-and-non-demented-control-asui002-a-patient-homozygous-for-the-apolipoprotein-e4-apoe4-risk-variant
#16
Nicholas Brookhouser, Ping Zhang, Richard Caselli, Jean J Kim, David A Brafman
Although the majority of late-onset Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients are labeled sporadic, multiple genetic risk variants have been identified, the most powerful and prevalent of which is the e4 variant of the Apolipoprotein E (APOE) gene. Here, we generated human induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC) lines from the peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) of a clinically diagnosed AD patient [ASUi001-A] and a non-demented control (NDC) patient [ASUi002-A] homozygous for the APOE4 risk allele. These hiPSCs maintained their original genotype, expressed pluripotency markers, exhibited a normal karyotype, and demonstrated the ability to differentiate into cells representative of the three germ layers...
October 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033843/commentary-the-apolipoprotein-a-i-mimetic-peptide-d-4f-restrains-neointimal-formation-through-heme-oxygenase-1-up-regulation
#17
COMMENT
Giovanni Li Volti, Roberto Avola, Daniele Tibullo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032752/association-between-apolipoproteins-ai-and-b-and-ultrasound-indicators-of-carotid-atherosclerosis
#18
Zeljko Zivanovic, Ivana Divjak, Mirjana Jovicevic, Tamara Rabi-Zikic, Biljana Radovanovic, Svetlana Ruzicka-Kaloci, Djordje Stevan Popovic, Edita Stokic, Ksenija Gebauer-Bukurov, Katarina Zivanovic-Vujcic, Petar Slankamenac
BACKGROUND: Apolipoproteins A-I and B (apoA-I and apoB) may be better indicators of the risk of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases than conventional risk factors (RFs). The onset of ischemic stroke (IS) may be preceded by the development of atherosclerotic changes in carotid arteries, which can be detected by ultrasound. Only a certain % of patients with IS have an (underlying) carotid etiology. OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to determine the association between ultrasound indicators of carotid atherosclerosis and the presence of apolipoproteins and other biomarkers in patients with IS...
October 10, 2017: Current Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032750/longitudinal-neuropsychological-outcome-in-taiwanese-alzheimer-s-disease-patients-treated-with-medication
#19
Pi-Shan Sung, Meng-Ni Wu, Ping-Song Chou, Hui-Chen Su, Sheng-Hsiang Lin, Yuan-Han Yang
Background The longitudinal change of neuropsychological tests (NPTs) in treated Alzheimer's disease (AD) is essential to understand the interplay of a therapeutic response from medication and a disease decline due to degenerative processes. The aim of our study is to investigate the annual cognitive progression as measured by commonly used NPTs in treated AD patients and to assess the potential predictors of disease progression. Methods Participants (N=455) diagnosed with AD and treated with cholinesterase inhibitors (ChEIs) or memantine at memory clinics in three hospitals in southern Taiwan from January 2009 to December 2014 were enrolled in this prospectively registered study...
October 10, 2017: Current Alzheimer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032071/comparing-intestinal-versus-diffuse-gastric-cancer-using-a-peff-oriented-proteomic-pipeline
#20
Helisa Helena Wippel, Marlon Dias Mariano Santos, Milan Avila Clasen, Louise Ulrich Kurt, Fabio Cesar Sousa Nogueira, Carlos Eduardo Carvalho, Thaís Messias McCormick, Guilherme Pinto Bravo Neto, Lysangela Ronalte Alves, Maria da Gloria da Costa Carvalho, Paulo Costa Carvalho, Juliana de Saldanha da Gama Fischer
Gastric cancer is the fifth most common malignant neoplasia and the third leading cause of cancer death worldwide. Mac-Cormick et al. recently showed the importance of considering the anatomical region of the tumor in proteomic gastric cancer studies; more differences were found between distinct anatomical regions than when comparing healthy versus diseased tissue. Thus, failing to consider the anatomical region could lead to differential proteins that are not disease specific. With this as motivation, we compared the proteomic profiles of intestinal and diffuse adenocarcinoma from the same anatomical region, the corpus...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
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