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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771447/intermedin1-53-protects-cardiac-function-in-rats-with-septic-shock-via-inhibiting-oxidative-stress-and-cardiomyocyte-apoptosis
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Y-J Yu, A-H Su, H-B Yang, J-X Chen
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the protective effect of intermedin1-53 (IMD1-53) on cardiac function in rats with septic shock and its underlying mechanism. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-four male Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomly assigned into three groups, namely the control group (NC group), septic shock group (ET group) and IMD1-53 treatment group (IMD group), with 8 rats in each group. Levels of hemodynamic indicators, blood glucose, lactate acid, CK-MB (creatine kinase-MB) and cTnI (cardiac troponin I) in rats were determined...
May 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721064/coronary-serum-exosomes-derived-from-patients-with-myocardial-ischemia-regulate-angiogenesis-through-the-mir-939-mediated-nitric-oxide-signaling-pathway
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Hao Li, Yiteng Liao, Lei Gao, Tao Zhuang, Zheyong Huang, Hongming Zhu, Junbo Ge
Rationale: Angiogenesis is a crucial step towards tissue repair and regeneration after ischemia. The role of circulating exosomes in angiogenic signal transduction has not been well elucidated. Thus, this study aims to investigate the effects of coronary serum exosomes from patients with myocardial ischemia on angiogenesis and to elucidate the underlying mechanisms. Methods and Results: The patients were enrolled according to the inclusion and exclusion criteria. Coronary blood was obtained from the angiography catheter...
2018: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29689553/microrna-374-exerts-protective-effects-by-inhibiting-sp1-through-activating-the-pi3k-akt-pathway-in-rat-models-of-myocardial-ischemia-reperfusion-after-sevoflurane-preconditioning
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Shu-Bo Zhang, Tie-Jun Liu, Guo-Hua Pu, Bao-Yong Li, Xiao-Zeng Gao, Xiao-Liang Han
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Ischemic heart disease is a leading cause of death in cardiovascular diseases, and microRNAs (miRs) have been reported to be potential therapeutic targets in heart disease. Herein, this study aims to investigate the effects of microRNA (miR)-374 on myocardial ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury in rat models pretreated with sevoflurane by targeting SP1 through the PI3K/Akt pathway. METHODS: SD rats were grouped into sham, I/R and sevoflurane + I/R (sevoflurane preconditioning and I/R) groups...
April 19, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678356/attenuation-of-cytotoxicity-induced-by-tbhp-in-h9c2-cells-by-bacopa-monniera-and-bacoside-a
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Mohan Manu T, T Anand, Farhath Khanum
Cardiovascular diseases are one of the major global health issues leading to morbidity and mortality across the world. In the present study Bacopa monniera and its major bioactive component, Bacoside A (Bac-A) was used to evaluate its cytoprotective property in H9C2 cardiomyocytes against tBHP (150 μM) induced ROS-mediated oxidative stress and apoptosis. Our results implicate that pre-treatment with hydroalcoholic extract of Bacopa monniera (BME) and Bac-A (125 μg/ml and 6 μg/ml respectively) significantly restored oxidative stress by scavenging the free radicals and also elevated phase II antioxidant defensive enzymes such as (SOD, CAT, GR, GPx and GSH)...
April 11, 2018: Pathophysiology: the Official Journal of the International Society for Pathophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669713/heme-oxygenase-1-in-macrophages-drives-septic-cardiac-dysfunction-via-suppressing-lysosomal-degradation-of-inducible-nitric-oxide-synthase
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Liangliang Jia, Yaping Wang, Yidong Wang, Yuankun Ma, Jian Shen, Zurong Fu, Yue Wu, Sheng'an Su, Yuhao Zhang, Zhejun Cai, Jian'an Wang, Meixiang Xiang
<u>Rationale:</u> To date, our understanding of the role of heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) in inflammatory diseases has mostly been limited to its catalytic function and the potential for its heme-related catabolic products to suppress inflammation and oxidative stress. Whether and how HO-1 in macrophages plays a role in the development of septic cardiac dysfunction has never been explored. <u>Objective:</u> Here, we investigated the role of macrophage-derived HO-1 in septic cardiac dysfunction...
April 18, 2018: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29487197/cardiac-specific-inducible-overexpression-of-human-plasma-membrane-ca-2-atpase-4b-is-cardioprotective-and-improves-survival-in-mice-following-ischemic-injury
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Al Muktafi Sadi, Talat Afroze, M Ahsan Siraj, Abdul Momen, Colin White-Dzuro, Dorrin Zarrin-Khat, Shivalika Handa, Kiwon Ban, M Golam Kabir, Maria G Trivieri, Robert Gros, Peter Backx, Mansoor Husain
Background: Heart failure (HF) is associated with reduced expression of plasma membrane Ca2+ -ATPase 4 (PMCA4). Cardiac-specific overexpression of human PMCA4b in mice inhibited nNOS activity and reduced cardiac hypertrophy by inhibiting calcineurin. Here we examine temporally regulated cardiac-specific overexpression of hPMCA4b in mouse models of myocardial ischemia reperfusion injury (IRI) ex vivo , and HF following experimental myocardial infarction (MI) in vivo Methods and results: Doxycycline-regulated cardiomyocyte-specific overexpression and activity of hPMCA4b produced adaptive changes in expression levels of Ca2+ -regulatory genes, and induced hypertrophy without significant differences in Ca2+ transients or diastolic Ca2+ concentrations...
March 30, 2018: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286505/peculiarities-of-ultrastructural-organization-and-metabolism-of-reactive-forms-of-oxygen-and-nitrogen-in-a-cardiovascular-system-for-permanent-effects-of-ionizing-radiation-in-low-doses
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I V Horot, M M Tkachenko
OBJECTIVE: Determination of the peculiarities of ultrastructural changes and metabolism of reactive forms of oxy gen and nitrogen in the tissues of the myocardium, aorta and portal vein of the radiosensitive BALB/c mice due long term exposure to the complex of radionuclides of Chоrnobyl fallout (ejection) and low intensity low dose γ irradiation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Experimental studies were performed on 60 mice female radiosensitive lines BALB/c with a body weight of 20-22 g, which were divided into 3 groups: I group (control) animals age 6-9 months which were born and lived their lives in Kyiv vivarium under conditions natural radioactive background; ІІ - animals age 6 months, which were born and lived in the Chornobyl exclusion zone throughout their lives; ІІІ - animals, which from 3 months of age for 6 months were constantly located in cages with flat ionizing radiation sources and exposed to external γ irradiation in a total dose of 0...
December 2017: Problemy Radiat︠s︡iĭnoï Medyt︠s︡yny Ta Radiobiolohiï
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214686/myricetin-attenuated-lps-induced-cardiac-injury-in-vivo-and-in-vitro
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Nan Zhang, Hong Feng, Hai-Han Liao, Si Chen, Zheng Yang, Wei Deng, Qi-Zhu Tang
Sepsis induced myocardial dysfunction (SIMD) is a common complication and leads to an increased mortality. SIMD is closely related to inflammation and oxidative stress. Myricetin exhibits strong capacities of anti-inflammation and anti-oxidative stress, but its pharmacological effects for lipopolysaccharide (LPS) induced cardiac injury remains undefined. This study aimed to explore whether myricetin was efficient to alleviate SIMD in mice and neonatal rat cardiomyocytes injury. Mice administrated with myricetin (100 mg/kg, po, bid) or vehicle groups were challenged with LPS (10 mg/kg, ip), and cardiac functions examined by echocardiography after 12 hr LPS exposure...
March 2018: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29175946/hypertrophied-myocardium-is-vulnerable-to-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-and-refractory-to-rapamycin-induced-protection-due-to-increased-oxidative-nitrative-stress
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Lei-Lei Ma, Yang Li, Pei-Pei Yin, Fei-Juan Kong, Jun-Jie Guo, Hong-Tao Shi, Jian-Bing Zhu, Yun-Zeng Zou, Jun-Bo Ge
Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is causally related to increased morbidity and mortality following acute myocardial infarction (AMI) via still unknown mechanisms. Although rapamycin exerts cardioprotective effects against myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (MI/R) injury in normal animals, whether rapamycin-elicited cardioprotection is altered in the presence of LVH has yet to be determined. Pressure overload induced cardiac hypertrophied mice and sham-operated controls were exposed to AMI by coronary artery ligation, and treated with vehicle or rapamycin 10 min before reperfusion...
January 16, 2018: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145236/protection-by-nitrite-against-the-ischemic-effects-induced-by-acute-myocardial-infarction-in-mice
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Yafei Wang, Xin Song, Xia Yue, Hong Su, Yuanliang Gu, Linda Bowman, Min Ding, Baobo Zou, Jinshun Zhao, Xialu Lin
OBJECTIVE: This research was aimed to investigate the correct dose of nitrite that would act as a protection against the ischemic effects induced by acute myocardial infarction (AMI). METHODS: Mice were randomly divided into a sham-operation group (sham), an AMI operation group (AMI), and a nitrite pretreatment+AMI operation group (N+AMI). Seven days before the AMI operation, mice in the N+AMI group were pretreated with sodium nitrite in drinking water. RESULTS: One week after the AMI operation, serum lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) and creatine kinase (CK) activities in both AMI and N+AMI group were significantly higher than those in the sham group, but there were no significant differences between AMI and N+AMI mice...
November 2017: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123976/advanced-glycation-end-products-reduce-the-calcium-transient-in-cardiomyocytes-by-increasing-production-of-reactive-oxygen-species-and-nitric-oxide
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Zeinab Hegab, Tamer M A Mohamed, Nicholas Stafford, Mamas Mamas, Elizabeth J Cartwright, Delvac Oceandy
Advanced glycation end products (AGE) are central to the development of cardiovascular complications associated with diabetes mellitus. AGE may alter cellular function through cross-linking of cellular proteins or by activating the AGE receptor (RAGE). However, the signalling molecules involved during AGE stimulation in cardiomyocytes remain unclear. Here, we investigated the effects of AGE treatment on intracellular calcium homeostasis of isolated cardiomyocytes and studied the activation of signalling molecules involved in this process...
November 2017: FEBS Open Bio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629760/cardiac-overexpression-of-epac1-in-transgenic-mice-rescues-lipopolysaccharide-induced-cardiac-dysfunction-and-inhibits-jak-stat-pathway
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Huiling Jin, Takayuki Fujita, Meihua Jin, Reiko Kurotani, Iyuki Namekata, Shogo Hamaguchi, Yuko Hidaka, Wenqian Cai, Kenji Suita, Yoshiki Ohnuki, Yasumasa Mototani, Kouichi Shiozawa, Rajesh Prajapati, Chen Liang, Masanari Umemura, Utako Yokoyama, Motohiko Sato, Hikaru Tanaka, Satoshi Okumura, Yoshihiro Ishikawa
Pro-inflammatory cytokines are released in septic shock and impair cardiac function via the Jak-STAT pathway. It is well known that sympathetic stimulation leads to coupling of the β-adrenergic receptor/Gs/adenylyl cyclase, a membrane-bound enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of ATP to cAMP, thereby stimulating protein kinase A (PKA) and ultimately compensating for cardiac dysfunction. The mechanism of such compensation by catecholamine has been traditionally understood as PKA-mediated enforcement of cardiac contractility...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499238/inhibition-of-inos-protects-cardiomyocytes-against-coxsackievirus-b3-induced-cell-injury-by-suppressing-autophagy
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Li Qi, Qi Xin, Jia Wenjun
BACKGROUND: Coxsackievirus B3 (CVB3), a member of the picornavirus family, is one of the major causative enteroviruses of viral myocarditis. The aim of the current study was to investigate the role and underlying mechanism of iNOS and autophagy in CVB3 infected cardiomyocytes. METHODS: Myocardial cell H9c2 were randomly divided into four groups: control group, CVB3 group, CVB3+L-NAME group and the CVB3+iNOS siRNA group. Cell proliferation was detected by MTT method and cell apoptosis was determined by flow cytometric...
July 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472020/obestatin-plays-beneficial-role-in-cardiomyocyte-injury-induced-by-ischemia-reperfusion-in-vivo-and-in-vitro
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Qin Zhang, Xin-Wei Dong, Jia-Ying Xia, Ke-Ying Xu, Zhe-Rong Xu
BACKGROUND Obestatin, primarily recognized as a peptide within the gastrointestinal system, has been shown to benefit the cardiovascular system. We designed this experiment to study the protective role and underlying mechanism of obestatin against ischemia-reperfusion(I/R) injury in myocardial cells. MATERIAL AND METHODS In an In vivo experiment, LAD was ligated for 0.5 h and then opened for reperfusion with obestatin for 24 h. Then, the infarction area was shown with TTC staining, and inflammation factors in serum were analyzed by qRT-PCR...
May 4, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425440/the-valosin-containing-protein-is-a-novel-mediator-of-mitochondrial-respiration-and-cell-survival-in-the-heart-in-vivo
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Paulo Lizano, Eman Rashed, Shaunrick Stoll, Ning Zhou, Hairuo Wen, Tristan T Hays, Gangjian Qin, Lai-Hua Xie, Christophe Depre, Hongyu Qiu
The valosin-containing protein (VCP) participates in signaling pathways essential for cell homeostasis in multiple tissues, however, its function in the heart in vivo remains unknown. Here we offer the first description of the expression, function and mechanism of action of VCP in the mammalian heart in vivo in both normal and stress conditions. By using a transgenic (TG) mouse with cardiac-specific overexpression (3.5-fold) of VCP, we demonstrate that VCP is a new and powerful mediator of cardiac protection against cell death in vivo, as evidenced by a 50% reduction of infarct size after ischemia/reperfusion versus wild type...
April 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238121/leukocyte-inos-is-required-for-inflammation-and-pathological-remodeling-in-ischemic-heart-failure
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Justin R Kingery, Tariq Hamid, Robert K Lewis, Mohamed Ameen Ismahil, Shyam S Bansal, Gregg Rokosh, Tim M Townes, Suzanne T Ildstad, Steven P Jones, Sumanth D Prabhu
In the failing heart, iNOS is expressed by both macrophages and cardiomyocytes. We hypothesized that inflammatory cell-localized iNOS exacerbates left ventricular (LV) remodeling. Wild-type (WT) C57BL/6 mice underwent total body irradiation and reconstitution with bone marrow from iNOS-/- mice (iNOS-/- c) or WT mice (WTc). Chimeric mice underwent coronary ligation to induce large infarction and ischemic heart failure (HF), or sham surgery. After 28 days, as compared with WTc sham mice, WTc HF mice exhibited significant (p < 0...
March 2017: Basic Research in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217832/gestational-protein-restriction-study-of-the-probable-effects-on-cardiac-muscle-structure-and-function-in-adult-rats
#17
Mona G Amer, Nader M Mohamed, Aly A M Shaalan
Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) has been linked to heart disease in adulthood. This study aimed to examine the effect of gestational protein restriction during fetal and early postnatal life on the cardiac muscle structure and function in adult offspring. Pregnant female rats were randomly divided into two dietary groups: normal-protein diet (NP) and low-protein diet (LP). Fifteen male offspring from each group were included in the study. Offspring body weights were recorded at birth and monthly from weaning until 24 weeks of age while systolic blood pressure was measured weekly...
December 2017: Histology and Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100487/doxorubicin-induced-nitrosative-stress-is-mitigated-by-vitamin-c-via-the-modulation-of-nitric-oxide-synthases
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Gauri Akolkar, Ashim K Bagchi, Prathapan Ayyappan, Davinder S Jassal, Pawan K Singal
An increase in oxidative stress is suggested to be the main cause in Doxorubicin (Dox)-induced cardiotoxicity. However, there is now evidence that activation of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) and nitrosative stress are also involved. The role of vitamin C (Vit C) in the regulation of nitric oxide synthase (NOS) and reduction of nitrosative stress in Dox-induced cardiotoxicity is unknown. The present study investigated the effects of Vit C in the mitigation of Dox-induced changes in the levels of nitric oxide (NO), NOS activity, protein expression of NOS isoforms, and nitrosative stress as well as cytokines TNF-α and IL-10 in isolated cardiomyocytes...
April 1, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917279/minocycline-attenuates-cirrhotic-cardiomyopathy-and-portal-hypertension-in-a-rat-model-possible-involvement-of-nitric-oxide-pathway
#19
Seyyedeh Elaheh Mousavi, Seyed Mahdi Rezayat, Maliheh Nobakht, Seyed Soheil Saeedi Saravi, Iraj Yazdani, Amir Rashidian, Ahmad Reza Dehpour
OBJECTIVES: An increase in nitric oxide (NO) production has been reported in cirrhotic cardiomyopathy and, portal hypertension. Since minocycline has been shown to inhibit NO overproduction, we aimed to examine its role in a rat model of CCl4-induced cirrhotic cardiovascular complications. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Portal pressure and inotropic responsiveness of isolated papillary muscles to isoproterenol were measured in cirrhotic rats, following minocycline (50 mg/kg/day for 8 weeks) treatment...
November 2016: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824007/tetrahydrobiopterin-protects-against-radiation-induced-growth-inhibition-in-h9c2-cardiomyocytes
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Zheng-Yi Zhang, Yi Li, Rui Li, An-An Zhang, Bo Shang, Jing Yu, Xiao-Dong Xie
BACKGROUND: Tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4) is an essential cofactor of nitric oxide synthases (NOSs) for the synthesis of nitric oxide (NO). BH4 therapy can reverse the disease-related redox disequilibrium observed with BH4 deficiency. However, whether BH4 exerts a protective effect against radiation-induced damage to cardiomyocytes remains unknown. METHODS: Clonogenic assays were performed to determine the effects of X-ray on H9c2 cells with or without BH4 treatment...
November 20, 2016: Chinese Medical Journal
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