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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433630/loss-of-murc-cavin-4-induces-jnk-and-mmp-9-activity-enhancement-in-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells-and-exacerbates-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm
#1
Kotaro Miyagawa, Takehiro Ogata, Tomomi Ueyama, Takeru Kasahara, Naohiko Nakanishi, Daisuke Naito, Takuya Taniguchi, Tetsuro Hamaoka, Naoki Maruyama, Masahiro Nishi, Taizo Kimura, Hiroyuki Yamada, Hiroki Aoki, Satoaki Matoba
Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is relatively common in elderly patients with atherosclerosis. MURC (muscle-restricted coiled-coil protein)/Cavin-4 modulating the caveolae function of muscle cells is expressed in cardiomyocytes, skeletal muscle cells and smooth muscle cells. Here, we show a novel functional role of MURC/Cavin-4 in vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) and AAA development. Both wild-type (WT) and MURC/Cavin-4 knockout (MURC(-/-)) mice subjected to periaortic application of CaCl2 developed AAAs...
April 19, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433338/morbidity-of-endovascular-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-repair-is-directly-related-to-diameter
#2
Douglas M Overbey, Natalia O Glebova, Brandon C Chapman, Patrick W Hosokawa, John C Eun, Mark R Nehler
OBJECTIVE: Previous randomized controlled trials have defined specific size thresholds to guide surgical decision-making in patients presenting with an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). With recent advances in endovascular techniques, the anatomic considerations of AAA repair are rapidly changing. Our specific aims were to evaluate the most recent national population data to compare anatomic differences and perioperative outcomes in patients with AAA. METHODS: The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program was queried from 2011 to 2015 using the targeted vascular public use file...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432587/rituximab-methotrexate-procarbazine-vincristine-and-intensified-cytarabine-consolidation-for-primary-central-nervous-system-lymphoma-pcnsl-in-the-elderly-a-loc-network-study
#3
Caroline Houillier, Hervé Ghesquières, Cécile Chabrot, Carole Soussain, Guido Ahle, Sylvain Choquet, Emmanuelle Nicolas-Virelizier, Jacques-Olivier Bay, Jacques Vargaftig, Claude Gaultier, Valérie Touitou, Nadine Martin-Duverneuil, Nathalie Cassoux, Magali Le Garff-Tavernier, Myrto Costopoulos, Pierre Faurie, Khê Hoang-Xuan
Primary CNS lymphoma (PCNSL) is chemosensitive to high-dose methotrexate-based chemotherapy. However, responses in the elderly are short-lasting and outcome is poor. Given that radiotherapy and intensive chemotherapy expose elderly to severe toxicities, alternative consolidation approaches need to be evaluated. In this multicenter study, we retrospectively analyzed consecutive patients with newly-diagnosed PCNSL, aged >60, treated with a (R)-MPV-AAA regimen. The regimen consisted of three 28-day cycles of methotrexate (3...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431866/circulating-micrornas-signature-correlates-with-positive-18-f-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-in-patients-with-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm
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Audrey Courtois, Betty Nusgens, Nancy Garbacki, Roland Hustinx, Pierre Gomez, Jean-Olivier Defraigne, Alain C Colige, Natzi Sakalihasan
BACKGROUND: Prediction of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) rupture is a challenging issue. Small noncoding microRNAs (miRNAs) are potent regulators of gene expression and are considered as valuable circulating biomarkers. Recently, [(18)F]fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) uptake detected by positron emission tomography (PET) in AAA was correlated with cellular and molecular alterations involved in wall instability and its potential rupture. Our study aimed at identifying circulating miRNAs correlated with a positive PET that could help discriminate patients at high risk of rupture...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431107/double-fixation-for-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-repair-using-afx-body-and-endurant-proximal-aortic-cuff-mid-term-results
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Miltiadis I Matsagkas, George Kouvelos, Konstantinos Spanos, Athanasios Athanasoulas, Athanasios Giannoukas
Our goal was to evaluate the use of an AFX main body combined with an Endurant proximal aortic cuff to treat selected patients with an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) associated with anatomical challenges, such as a small distal aortic diameter and a hostile aortic neck. A retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data from 2 vascular institutions identified 14 elective patients with an AAA (all men, 73.5 ± 5.1 years) treated with the AFX main body combined with an Endurant proximal aortic cuff...
April 17, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429660/risk-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-aaa-among-male-and-female-relatives-of-aaa-patients
#6
Koen M van de Luijtgaarden, Ellen V Rouwet, Sanne E Hoeks, Robert J Stolker, Hence Jm Verhagen, Danielle Majoor-Krakauer
Sex affects the presentation, treatment, and outcomes of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). Although AAAs are less prevalent in women, at least in the general population, women with an AAA have a poorer prognosis in comparison to men. Sex differences in the genetic predisposition for aneurysm disease remain to be established. In this study we investigated the familial risk of AAA for women compared to men. All living AAA patients included in a 2004-2012 prospective database were invited to the multidisciplinary vascular/genetics outpatient clinic between 2009 and 2012 for assessment of family history using detailed questionnaires...
April 2017: Vascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429309/%C3%AE-ketoadipic-acid-and-%C3%AE-aminoadipic-acid-cause-disturbance-of-glutamatergic-neurotransmission-and-induction-of-oxidative-stress-in-vitro-in-brain-of-adolescent-rats
#7
Janaína Camacho da Silva, Alexandre Umpierrez Amaral, Cristiane Cecatto, Alessandro Wajner, Kálita Dos Santos Godoy, Rafael Teixeira Ribeiro, Aline de Mello Gonçalves, Ângela Zanatta, Mateus Struecker da Rosa, Samanta Oliveira Loureiro, Carmen Regla Vargas, Guilhian Leipnitz, Diogo Onofre Gomes de Souza, Moacir Wajner
Tissue accumulation of α-ketoadipic (KAA) and α-aminoadipic (AAA) acids is the biochemical hallmark of α-ketoadipic aciduria. This inborn error of metabolism is currently considered a biochemical phenotype with uncertain clinical significance. Considering that KAA and AAA are structurally similar to α-ketoglutarate and glutamate, respectively, we investigated the in vitro effects of these compounds on glutamatergic neurotransmission in the brain of adolescent rats. Bioenergetics and redox homeostasis were also investigated because they represent fundamental systems for brain development and functioning...
April 20, 2017: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427905/abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-screening-practices-impact-of-the-2014-u-s-preventive-services-task-force-recommendations
#8
Evan J Zucker, Alexander S Misono, Anand M Prabhakar
PURPOSE: To assess changes in abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) ultrasound screening associated with the release of revised U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on June 24, 2014. METHODS: All AAA screening ultrasound examinations performed in the Massachusetts General Hospital radiology department in the 15 months before and after the new guidelines were retrospectively reviewed to assess changes in examination volume and appropriateness, demographics, aneurysm detection rate and size at diagnosis, frequency and type of incidental findings, and radiologist recommendations...
April 17, 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425970/aneurysm-specific-mir-221-and-mir-146a-participates-in-human-thoracic-and-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms
#9
Premakumari Venkatesh, Julie Phillippi, Sasanka Chukkapalli, Mercedes Rivera-Kweh, Irina Velsko, Thomas Gleason, Paul VanRyzin, Seyed Hossein Aalaei-Andabili, Ravi Kiran Ghanta, Thomas Beaver, Edward Kar Leung Chan, Lakshmyya Kesavalu
Altered microRNA expression is implicated in cardiovascular diseases. Our objective was to determine microRNA signatures in thoracic aortic aneurysms (TAAs) and abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) compared with control non-aneurysmal aortic specimens. We evaluated the expression of fifteen selected microRNA in human TAA and AAA operative specimens compared to controls. We observed significant upregulation of miR-221 and downregulation of miR-1 and -133 in TAA specimens. In contrast, upregulation of miR-146a and downregulation of miR-145 and -331-3p were found only for AAA specimens...
April 20, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424476/neurons-export-extracellular-vesicles-enriched-in-cysteine-string-protein-and-misfolded-protein-cargo
#10
Jingti Deng, Carolina Koutras, Julien Donnelier, Mana Alshehri, Maryam Fotouhi, Martine Girard, Steve Casha, Peter S McPherson, Stephen M Robbins, Janice E A Braun
The fidelity of synaptic transmission depends on the integrity of the protein machinery at the synapse. Unfolded synaptic proteins undergo refolding or degradation in order to maintain synaptic proteostasis and preserve synaptic function, and buildup of unfolded/toxic proteins leads to neuronal dysfunction. Many molecular chaperones contribute to proteostasis, but one in particular, cysteine string protein (CSPα), is critical for proteostasis at the synapse. In this study we report that exported vesicles from neurons contain CSPα...
April 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420827/relaxin-and-matrix-metalloproteinase-9-in-angiotensin-ii-induced-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms
#11
Deborah A Howatt, Maya Dajee, Xiaojie Xie, Jessica Moorleghen, Debra L Rateri, Anju Balakrishnan, Valdeci Da Cunha, Douglas G Johns, David E Gutstein, Alan Daugherty, Hong Lu
BACKGROUND: This study determined whether relaxin or matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-9 influences angiotensin II (AngII)-induced abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA).Methods and Results:Male C57BL/6 or apolipoprotein E(-/-)mice were infused with AngII with or without relaxin. Relaxin did not influence AngII-induced AAA in either mouse strain. Infusion of AngII reduced, but relaxin increased, MMP-9 mRNA in macrophages. We then determined the effects of MMP-9 deficiency on AAA in apolipoprotein E(-/-)mice...
April 18, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416930/what-are-the-prevalence-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-diseases-and-the-characteristics-of-these-patients
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Ulku Aka Akturk, Nagihan Durmus Kocak, Suleyman Akturk, Mert Dumantepe, Aysun Sengul, Mehmet Arif Akcay, Makbule Ozlem Akbay, Feyyaz Kabadayi, Dilek Ernam
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and to assess the characteristics of these patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Stable COPD patients (age, >40 years) were included in the study between January 2014 and June 2014. Patients with acute exacerbations and a previous lung resection were excluded. Data regarding demographic characteristics were recorded. The modified Medical Research Council (mMRC) dyspnea scale was used to assess the severity of breathlessness...
February 2017: Eurasian Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416264/inequalities-in-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-screening-in-england-effects-of-social-deprivation-and-ethnicity
#13
J Jacomelli, L Summers, A Stevenson, T Lees, J J Earnshaw
OBJECTIVE: Population screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) in men is currently ongoing in several countries. The aim was to examine the effects of deprivation and ethnicity on uptake of screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and prevalence of AAA. METHODS: This was a review of outcomes from a population screening programme using data collected contemporaneously on a bespoke national database. Men aged 65 in two annual cohorts (2013/14 and 2014/15) were invited for AAA screening...
April 14, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416191/assessment-of-international-outcomes-of-intact-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-repair-over-9-years
#14
J Budtz-Lilly, M Venermo, S Debus, C-A Behrendt, M Altreuther, B Beiles, Z Szeberin, N Eldrup, G Danielsson, I Thomson, P Wigger, M Björck, I Loftus, K Mani
BACKGROUND: Case mix and outcomes of complex surgical procedures vary over time and between regions. This study analyses peri-operative mortality after intact abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair in 11 countries over 9 years. METHODS: Data on primary AAA repair from vascular surgery registries in 11 countries for the years 2005-2009 and 2010-2013 were analysed. Multivariate adjusted logistic regression analyses were carried out to adjust for variations in case mix...
April 13, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416190/flow-mediated-dilatation-and-progression-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms
#15
R Lee, K Bellamkonda, A Jones, N Killough, F Woodgate, M Williams, I Cassimjee, A Handa
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Biomarker(s) for prediction of the future progression rate of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) may be useful to stratify the management of individual patients. AAAs are associated with features of systemic inflammation and endothelial dysfunction. Flow mediated dilatation (FMD) of the brachial artery is a recognised non-invasive measurement for endothelial function. We hypothesised that FMD is a potential biomarker of AAA progression and reflects the temporal changes of endothelial function during AAA progression...
April 13, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416111/structural-analysis-reveals-features-of-ribosome-assembly-factor-nsa1-wdr74-important-for-localization-and-interaction-with-rix7-nvl2
#16
Yu-Hua Lo, Erin M Romes, Monica C Pillon, Mack Sobhany, Robin E Stanley
Ribosome assembly is a complex process that requires hundreds of essential assembly factors, including Rix7 (NVL2 in mammals) and Nsa1 (WDR74 in mammals). Rix7 is a type II double ring, AAA-ATPase, which is closely related to the well-known Cdc48/p97. Previous studies in Saccharomyces cerevisiae suggest that Rix7 mediates the release of Nsa1 from nucleolar pre-60S particles; however, the underlying mechanisms of this release are unknown. Through multiple structural analyses we show that S. cerevisiae Nsa1 is composed of an N-terminal seven-bladed WD40 domain followed by a lysine-rich C terminus that extends away from the WD40 domain and is required for nucleolar localization...
April 12, 2017: Structure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413030/the-role-matrix-metalloproteinases-in-the-production-of-aortic-aneurysm
#17
Simon W Rabkin
Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) have been implicated in the pathogenesis of aortic aneurysm because the histology of thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA) and abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is characterized by the loss of smooth muscle cells in the aortic media and the destruction of extracellular matrix (ECM). Furthermore, AAA have evidence of inflammation and the cellular elements involved in inflammation such as macrophages can produce and/or activate MMPs This chapter focuses on human aortic aneurysm that are not due to specific known genetic causes because this type of aneurysm is the more common type...
2017: Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412911/pharmacological-therapy-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-an-update
#18
Yi-Dong Wang, Zhen-Jie Liu, Jun Ren, Mei-Xiang Xiang
Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), a progressive segmental abdominal aortic dilation, is associated with high mortality. AAA is characterized by inflammation, smooth muscle cell (SMC) depletion and extracellular matrix (ECM) degradation. Surgical intervention and endovascular therapy are recommended to prevent rupture of large AAAs. Unfortunately, there is no reliable pharmacological agent available to limit AAA expansion. In the past decades, extensive investigations and a body of ongoing clinical trials aimed at defining potent treatments to inhibit and even regress AAA growth...
April 13, 2017: Current Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410873/under-the-superficial-dichotomy-pathogen-and-allergen-are-two-manifestations-of-same-immune-activation-and-pathogenesis-mechanisms
#19
S Patel
Pathogens and allergens are deemed as two contrasting facets of host immune status, deficiency and exuberant. In silico domain analysis of a diverse panel of pathogen and allergen proteins has revealed the shortcoming of this notion. Both the pathogen and allergen proteins elicit immune activation, with the outcome of immune agitation depending on the pathogen strain, allergen exposure duration, and host factors. Pathogens can replicate within the host and constantly irritate the immune system, leading to blood coagulation, respiratory collapse and death...
April 11, 2017: Allergologia et Immunopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409004/effect-of-%C3%AE-blockade-on-lung-function-exercise-performance-and-dynamic-hyperinflation-in-people-with-arterial-vascular-disease-with-and-without-copd
#20
Angela Key, Matthew Parry, Malcolm A West, Rebecca Asher, Sandy Jack, Nick Duffy, Francesco Torella, Paul P Walker
INTRODUCTION: β Blockers are important treatment for ischaemic heart disease and heart failure; however, there has long been concern about their use in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) due to fear of symptomatic worsening of breathlessness. Despite growing evidence of safety and efficacy, they remain underused. We examined the effect of β-blockade on lung function, exercise performance and dynamic hyperinflation in a group of vascular surgical patients, a high proportion of who were expected to have COPD...
2017: BMJ Open Respiratory Research
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