Response by Fotakis et al to Letter Regarding Article, "Anti-Inflammatory Effects of HDL (High-Density Lipoprotein) in Macrophages Predominate Over Proinflammatory Effects in Atherosclerotic Plaques".

Response by Fotakis et al to Letter Regarding Article, "Anti-Inflammatory Effects of HDL (High-Density Lipoprotein) in Macrophages Predominate Over Proinflammatory Effects in Atherosclerotic Plaques". Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2020 Feb;40(2):e33-e34 Authors: Fotakis P, Kothari V, Bornfeldt KE, Tall AR PMID: 31967903 [PubMed - in process]
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Abstract Arterial stiffness is a major independent risk factor for cardiovascular complications causing isolated systolic hypertension and increased pulse pressure in the microvasculature of target organs. Stiffening of the arterial wall is determined by common mechanisms including reduced elastin/collagen ratio, production of elastin cross-linking, reactive oxygen species-induced inflammation, calcification, vascular smooth muscle cell stiffness, and endothelial dysfunction. This brief review will discuss current biological mechanisms by which other cardiovascular risk factors (eg. aging, hypertension, diabetes m...
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Abstract It is estimated that>2 million patients are living with an amputation in the United States. Peripheral artery disease (PAD) and diabetes mellitus account for the majority of nontraumatic amputations. The standard measurement to diagnose PAD is the ankle-brachial index, which integrates all occlusive disease in the limb to create a summary value of limb artery occlusive disease. Despite its accuracy, ankle-brachial index fails to well predict limb outcomes. There is an emerging body of literature that implicates microvascular disease (MVD; ie, retinopathy, nephropathy, neuropathy) as a systemic phenomen...
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CONCLUSIONS: We demonstrate that ischemic disease curable iVPCs, which have self-renewal and bipotency, can be generated from mouse fibroblasts by enforced ETS family transcription factors, Etv2 and Fli1 expression. Our simple strategy opens insights into stem cell-based ischemic disease therapy. PMID: 32075417 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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CONCLUSIONS: Our findings indicate that HuR regulates vascular smooth muscle contraction and maintains blood pressure by modulating RGS expression. PMID: 32075416 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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CONCLUSIONS: Mist is a novel protective long noncoding RNA, and its loss during obesity contributes to metabolic dysfunction and proinflammatory phenotype of macrophages via epigenetic mechanisms. PMID: 32078363 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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CONCLUSIONS: Warfarin significantly accelerates medial arterial calcification in humans. This effect is markedly augmented in end-stage renal disease. PMID: 32078340 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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CONCLUSIONS: The findings imply that endothelial FSTL1 is critical for the homeostasis of vascular walls, and its insufficiency may favor cardiovascular fibrosis leading to heart failure. PMID: 32078339 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Abstract Atherosclerosis is a vascular disease responsible for acute heart attacks and stroke, which are leading causes of death not only in industrialized countries but also worldwide, and the number of patients afflicted by this disease has been increasing in Japan. High-density lipoprotein (HDL) is the plasma lipoprotein that carries what is often called your "good cholesterol" through the blood. This good cholesterol moniker is associated with HDL because higher circulating levels of this lipoprotein are associated with a well-known reduction in the risk of arteriosclerosis. Moreover, many protective...
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