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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448944/platelet-cytochrome-oxidase-and-citrate-synthase-activities-in-apoe-%C3%AE%C2%B54-carrier-and-non-carrier-alzheimer-s-disease-patients
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Heather M Wilkins, Scott J Koppel, Rebecca Bothwell, Jonathan Mahnken, Jeffrey M Burns, Russell H Swerdlow
A degradation product of APOE ε4-encoded apolipoprotein E protein targets mitochondria and inhibits cytochrome oxidase (COX), and autopsy brains from young adult APOE ε4 carriers show reduced COX activity. To further explore relationships between APOE alleles and COX, we measured platelet mitochondria COX activity in AD subjects with (n=8) and without (n=7) an APOE ε4 allele and found the mean COX activity, when normalized to sample total protein, was lower in the APOE ε4 carriers (p<0.05). Normalizing COX activity to citrate synthase (CS) activity eliminated this difference, but notably the mean CS activity was itself lower in the APOE ε4 carriers (p<0...
April 13, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447667/tweak-blockade-decreases-atherosclerotic-lesion-size-and-progression-through-suppression-of-stat1-signaling-in-diabetic-mice
#2
Valvanera Fernández-Laso, Cristina Sastre, Nerea Méndez-Barbero, Jesús Egido, Jose L Martín-Ventura, Carmen Gómez-Guerrero, Luis M Blanco-Colio
Tumor necrosis factor-like weak inducer of apoptosis (TWEAK/Tnfsf12) is a cytokine implicated in different steps associated with vascular remodeling. However, the role of TWEAK under hyperglycemic conditions is currently unknown. Using two different approaches, genetic deletion of Tnfsf12 and treatment with a TWEAK blocking mAb, we have analyzed the effect of TWEAK inhibition on atherosclerotic plaque progression and stability in streptozotocin-induced diabetic ApoE deficient mice. Genetic inactivation of Tnfsf12 reduced atherosclerosis extension and severity in diabetic ApoE deficient mice...
April 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446656/effect-of-a-long-term-intensive-lifestyle-intervention-on-prevalence-of-cognitive-impairment
#3
Mark A Espeland, José A Luchsinger, Laura D Baker, Rebecca Neiberg, Steven E Kahn, Steven E Arnold, Rena R Wing, George L Blackburn, George Bray, Mary Evans, Helen P Hazuda, Robert W Jeffery, Valerie M Wilson, Jeanne M Clark, Mace Coday, Kathryn Demos-McDermott, John P Foreyt, Frank Greenway, James O Hill, Edward S Horton, John M Jakicic, Karen C Johnson, William C Knowler, Cora E Lewis, David M Nathan, Anne Peters, Xavier Pi-Sunyer, Henry Pownall, Thomas A Wadden, Stephen R Rapp
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether an average of 10 years of lifestyle intervention designed to reduce weight and increase physical activity lowers the prevalence of cognitive impairment among adults at increased risk due to type 2 diabetes and obesity or overweight. METHODS: Central adjudication of mild cognitive impairment and probable dementia was based on standardized cognitive test battery scores administered to 3,802 individuals who had been randomly assigned, with equal probability, to either the lifestyle intervention or the diabetes support and education control...
April 26, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445811/liraglutide-a-glp-1-receptor-agonist-inhibits-vascular-smooth-muscle-cell-proliferation-by-enhancing-amp-activated-protein-kinase-and-cell-cycle-regulation-and-delays-atherosclerosis-in-apoe-deficient-mice
#4
Teruo Jojima, Kohsuke Uchida, Kazumi Akimoto, Takanori Tomotsune, Kazunori Yanagi, Toshie Iijima, Kunihiro Suzuki, Kikuo Kasai, Yoshimasa Aso
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Several studies have demonstrated that both native glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) and GLP-1 receptor agonists suppress the progression of atherosclerosis in animal models. METHODS: We investigated whether liraglutide, a GLP-1 analogue, could prevent the development of atherosclerosis in apolipoprotein E knockout mice (ApoE(-/-)) on a high-fat diet. We also examined the influence of liraglutide on angiotensin II-induced proliferation of rat vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) via enhancement of AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) signaling and regulation of cell cycle progression...
April 7, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445809/inhibition-of-14q32-microrna-mir-495-reduces-lesion-formation-intimal-hyperplasia-and-plasma-cholesterol-levels-in-experimental-restenosis
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Sabine M J Welten, Rob C M de Jong, Anouk Wezel, Margreet R de Vries, Martin C Boonstra, Laura Parma, J Wouter Jukema, Tetje C van der Sluis, Ramon Arens, Ilze Bot, Sudhir Agrawal, Paul H A Quax, A Yaël Nossent
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: We aimed at investigating the role of 14q32 microRNAs in intimal hyperplasia and accelerated atherosclerosis; two major contributors to restenosis. Restenosis occurs regularly in patients treated for coronary artery disease and peripheral arterial disease. We have previously shown that inhibition of 14q32 microRNAs leads to increased post-ischemic neovascularization, and microRNA miR-494 also decreased atherosclerosis, while increasing plaque stability. We hypothesized that 14q32 microRNA inhibition has beneficial effects on intimal hyperplasia, as well as accelerated atherosclerosis...
April 13, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445787/adipose-derived-stem-cells-were-impaired-in-restricting-cd4-t-cell-proliferation-and-polarization-in-type-2-diabetic-apoe-mouse
#6
Ming-Hao Liu, Ya Li, Lu Han, Yao-Yuan Zhang, Di Wang, Zhi-Hao Wang, Hui-Min Zhou, Ming Song, Yi-Hui Li, Meng-Xiong Tang, Wei Zhang, Ming Zhong
BACKGROUND: Atherosclerosis (AS) is the most common and serious complication of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and is accelerated via chronic systemic inflammation rather than hyperglycemia. Adipose tissue is the major source of systemic inflammation in abnormal metabolic state. Pro-inflammatory CD4(+)T cells play pivotal role in promoting adipose inflammation. Adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs) for fat regeneration have potent ability of immunosuppression and restricting CD4(+)T cells as well...
April 23, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445428/residue-modification-and-mass-spectrometry-for-the-investigation-of-structural-and-metalation-properties-of-metallothionein-and-cysteine-rich-proteins
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Gordon W Irvine, Martin J Stillman
Structural information regarding metallothioneins (MTs) has been hard to come by due to its highly dynamic nature in the absence of metal-thiolate cluster formation and crystallization difficulties. Thus, typical spectroscopic methods for structural determination are limited in their usefulness when applied to MTs. Mass spectrometric methods have revolutionized our understanding of protein dynamics, structure, and folding. Recently, advances have been made in residue modification mass spectrometry in order to probe the hard-to-characterize structure of apo- and partially metalated MTs...
April 26, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445313/serum-apoprotein-a1-levels-are-inversely-associated-with-disease-activity-in-gout-from-a-southern-chinese-han-population
#8
Heqing Huang, Bing Yu, Wen Liu, Qingyan Lin, Liying Chen, Juan Chen, Lihua Duan, Guixiu Shi
To analyze the alteration of lipid profile and inflammatory markers in the serum of patients with gouty arthritis (GA), the levels of serum lipid profile, C-reactive protein (CRP), and erythrocyte sedimentation rates (ESRs) were measured in the serum of 69 gout patients, 35 patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), 23 patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS)/spondyloarthropathy (SpA), and 25 patients with osteoarthritis (OA). The serum levels of apoprotein A1 (Apo-A1) were significantly decreased in patients with gout when compared with RA, AS/SpA, and OA patients...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444230/apoe-%C3%AE%C2%B54-%C3%AE%C2%B54-diminishes-neurotrophic-function-of-human-ipsc-derived-astrocytes
#9
Jing Zhao, Mary D Davis, Yuka Atagi, Mitsuru Shinohara, Neill R Graff-Radford, Steven G Younkin, Zbigniew K Wszolek, Takahisa Kanekiyo, Guojun Bu
The ε4 allele of the APOE gene encoding apolipoprotein E (apoE) is a strong genetic risk factor for aging-related cognitive decline as well as late-onset Alzheimer's disease (AD) compared to the common ε3 allele. In the central nervous system, apoE is produced primarily by astrocytes and functions in transporting lipids including cholesterol to support neuronal homeostasis and synaptic integrity. Although mouse models and corresponding primary cells have provided valuable tools for studying apoE isoform-dependent functions, recent studies have shown that human astrocytes have distinct gene expression profile compare with rodent astrocytes...
April 21, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444229/a-novel-but-frequent-variant-in-lpa-kiv-2-is-associated-with-a-pronounced-lp-a-and-cardiovascular-risk-reduction
#10
Stefan Coassin, Gertraud Erhart, Hansi Weissensteiner, Mariana Eca Guimarães de Araújo, Claudia Lamina, Sebastian Schönherr, Lukas Forer, Margot Haun, Jamie Lee Losso, Anna Köttgen, Konrad Schmidt, Gerd Utermann, Annette Peters, Christian Gieger, Konstantin Strauch, Armin Finkenstedt, Reto Bale, Heinz Zoller, Bernhard Paulweber, Kai-Uwe Eckardt, Alexander Hüttenhofer, Lukas A Huber, Florian Kronenberg
Aims: Lp(a) concentrations represent a major cardiovascular risk factor and are almost entirely controlled by one single locus (LPA). However, many genetic factors in LPA governing the enormous variance of Lp(a) levels are still unknown. Since up to 70% of the LPA coding sequence are located in a difficult to access hypervariable copy number variation named KIV-2, we hypothesized that it may contain novel functional variants with pronounced effects on Lp(a) concentrations. We performed a large scale mutation analysis in the KIV-2 using an extreme phenotype approach...
April 25, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444135/prevalence-and-correlates-of-olfactory-dysfunction-in-old-age-a-population-based-study
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Janina Seubert, Erika J Laukka, Debora Rizzuto, Thomas Hummel, Laura Fratiglioni, Lars Bäckman, Maria Larsson
Background: Olfactory dysfunction (OD) in old age is associated with poor health outcomes. Interrelationships among different correlates of OD can offer insights into the underlying mechanisms, but to date remain understudied. Methods: Odor identification performance and self-reported olfactory functioning were studied in 2,234 people aged 60-90 years, who were free of neurodegenerative disease and enrolled in the Swedish National Study on Aging and Care in Kungsholmen (SNAC-K) study, Stockholm, Sweden...
April 21, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444097/chronic-polyarthritis-as-the-first-manifestation-of-childhood-systemic-polyarteritis-nodosa
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Glaucia Vanessa Novak, Koken Hayashi, Kohei Sampa, Yosuke Okumura, Gabriela Ribeiro Viola Ferreira, Clovis Artur Silva
Arthritis has been reported as an acute pattern, generally evanescent with oligoarthritis, mostly affecting knees and ankles in childhood systemic polyarteritis nodosa. However, chronic polyarthritis with morning stiffness mimicking juvenile idiopathic arthritis has not been reported. We describe the case of a 4-year old girl who had additive and chronic polyarthritis with edema, tenderness, pain on motion and morning stiffness for 2 months. After 45 days, she also presented painful subcutaneous nodules and erythematous-violaceous lesions in the extensor region of upper and lower limbs...
January 2017: Einstein
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444096/off-label-use-of-rhbmp-2-as-bone-regeneration-strategies-in-mandibular-ameloblastoma-unicystic
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Henrique Celestino Lima E Silva, Adonai Peixoto Cheim, Roberto Moreno, Sérgio Luis de Miranda
Jawbone reconstruction after tumor resection is one of the most challenging clinical tasks for maxillofacial surgeons. Osteogenic, osteoinductive, osteoconductive and non-antigenic properties of autogenous bone place this bone as the gold standard for solving problems of bone availability. However, the need for a second surgical site to harvest the bone graft increases significantly both the cost and the morbidity associated with the reconstructive procedures. Bone grafting gained an important tool with the discovery of bone morphogenetic proteins in 1960...
January 2017: Einstein
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444094/jumping-in-aquatic-environment-after-sciatic-nerve-compression-nociceptive-evaluation-and-morphological-characteristics-of-the-soleus-muscle-of-wistar-rats
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Jéssica Aline Malanotte, Camila Mayumi Martin Kakihata, Jhenifer Karvat, Rose Meire Costa Brancalhão, Lucinéia de Fátima Chasko Ribeiro, Gladson Ricardo Flor Bertolini
Objective: To evaluate the effect of jumping in aquatic environment on nociception and in the soleus muscle of trained and not trained Wistar rats, in the treatment of compressive neuropathy of the sciatic nerve. Methods: Twenty-five Wistar rats were distributed into five groups: Control, Lesion, Trained + Lesion, Lesion + Exercise, and Trained + Lesion + Exercise. The training was jumping exercise in water environment for 20 days prior to injury, and treatment after the injury...
January 2017: Einstein
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444088/hypertension-in-patients-admitted-to-clinical-units-at-university-hospital-post-discharge-evaluation-rated-by-telephone
#15
Cássia Lima de Campos, Angela Maria Geraldo Pierin, Natalia Alencar de Pinho
Objective: To characterize hypertensive patients after admission to hospital considering the current status, compliance to treatment, habits and lifestyle, and knowledge and beliefs about the disease. Methods: This was an exploratory study with 265 hypertensive patients admitted to a medical inpatients unit of a university hospital. Data were collected in an interview over the telephone. The level of significance was set as p<0.05. Results: It was found that 32% of hypertensive patients had died...
2017: Einstein
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444084/effects-of-zinc-supplementation-on-fatigue-and-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-colorectal-cancer
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Sofia Miranda de Figueiredo Ribeiro, Camila Bitu Moreno Braga, Fernanda Maris Peria, Edson Zangiacomi Martinez, José Joaquim Ribeiro da Rocha, Selma Freire Carvalho Cunha
Objective: To investigate the effects of oral zinc supplementation on fatigue intensity and quality of life of patients during chemotherapy for colorectal cancer. Methods: A prospective, randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled study was conducted with 24 patients on chemotherapy for colorectal adenocarcinoma in a tertiary care public hospital. The study patients received zinc capsules 35mg (Zinc Group, n=10) or placebo (Placebo Group, n=14) orally, twice daily (70mg/day), for 16 weeks, from the immediate postoperative period to the fourth chemotherapy cycle...
January 2017: Einstein
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444083/interictal-abnormal-fmri-activation-of-visual-areas-during-a-motor-task-cued-by-visual-stimuli-in-migraine
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Adriana Bastos Conforto, Khallil Taverna Chaim, Mario Fernando Prieto Peres, André Leite Gonçalves, Inara Laurindo Siqueira, Maria Angela Maramaldo Barreiros, Edson Amaro
Objective: To assess changes in blood-oxygen-level-dependent activity after light deprivation compared to regular light exposure in subjects with migraine in the interictal state and in controls. Methods: Ten subjects with migraine and ten controls participated in two sessions of functional magnetic resonance imaging. In each session, they performed a finger-tapping task with the right hand, cued by visual stimuli. They were scanned before and after 30 minutes of light deprivation or light exposure...
January 2017: Einstein
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444063/effect-of-lactation-on-myocardial-vulnerability-to-ischemic-insult-in-rats
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Sahar Askari, Alireza Imani, Hamidreza Sadeghipour, Mahdieh Faghihi, Zohreh Edalatyzadeh, Samira Choopani, Nasser Karimi, Sulail Fatima
Background: Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of mortality and long-term disability worldwide. Various studies have suggested a protective effect of lactation in reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Objective: This study was designed to assess the effects of pregnancy and lactation on the vulnerability of the myocardium to an ischemic insult. Methods: Eighteen female rats were randomly divided into three groups: ischemia-reperfusion (IR), in which the hearts of virgin rats underwent IR (n = 6); lactating, in which the rats nursed their pups for 3 weeks and the maternal hearts were then submitted to IR (n = 6); and non-lactating, in which the pups were separated after birth and the maternal hearts were submitted to IR (n = 6)...
April 20, 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444062/prognostic-value-of-coronary-flow-reserve-obtained-on-dobutamine-stress-echocardiography-and-its-correlation-with-target-heart-rate
#19
José Sebastião de Abreu, Eduardo Arrais Rocha, Isadora Sucupira Machado, Isabelle O Parahyba, Thais Brito Rocha, Fernando José Villar Nogueira Paes, Tereza Cristina Pinheiro Diogenes, Marília Esther Benevides de Abreu, Ana Gardenia Liberato Ponte Farias, Marcia Maria Carneiro, José Nogueira Paes
Background: Normal coronary flow velocity reserve (CFVR) (≥ 2) obtained in the left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) from transthoracic echocardiography is associated with a good prognosis, but there is no study correlating CFVR with submaximal target heart rate (HR). Objective: To evaluate the prognostic value of CFVR obtained in the LAD of patients with preserved (>50%) left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) who completed a dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE), considering target HR...
April 20, 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443021/functional-and-biochemical-endothelial-profiling-in-vivo-in-a-murine-model-of-endothelial-dysfunction-comparison-of-effects-of-1-methylnicotinamide-and-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-inhibitor
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Anna Bar, Mariola Olkowicz, Urszula Tyrankiewicz, Edyta Kus, Krzysztof Jasinski, Ryszard T Smolenski, Tomasz Skorka, Stefan Chlopicki
Although it is known that 1-methylnicotinamide (MNA) displays vasoprotective activity in mice, as yet the effect of MNA on endothelial function has not been demonstrated in vivo. Here, using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) we profile the effects of MNA on endothelial phenotype in mice with atherosclerosis (ApoE/LDLR(-/-)) in vivo, in comparison to angiotensin (Ang) -converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor (perindopril), with known vasoprotective activity. On a biochemical level, we analyzed whether MNA- or perindopril-induced improvement in endothelial function results in changes in ACE/Ang II-ACE2/Ang-(1-7) balance, and L-arginine/asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) ratio...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
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