The Therapeutic Potency of Natural Products against Heart Failure.

This report reviews our basic studies and clinical trials using curcumin therapeutically to prevent heart failure, as well as the possibility of clinical applications of curcumin. PMID: 32238626 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Yakugaku Zasshi : Journal of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Yakugaku Zasshi Source Type: research

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Conclusions BBs differ within the class in so many ways that it is not only logical but also practical for real-life clinical practice that experts in the field make a list of the compelling indications for individual BBs. Time has come to incorporate our knowledge about BBs into a new approach of presenting these useful and very individual drugs. PMID: 32418526 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Current Vascular Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Curr Vasc Pharmacol Source Type: research
In this study, we hypothesized that moderately and chronically reducing ACh could attenuate the deleterious effects of aging on NMJs and skeletal muscles. To test this hypothesis, we analyzed NMJs and muscle fibers from heterozygous transgenic mice with reduced expression of the vesicular ACh transporter (VAChT), VKDHet mice, which present with approximately 30% less synaptic ACh compared to control mice. Because ACh is constitutively decreased in VKDHet, we first analyzed developing NMJs and muscle fibers. We found no obvious morphological or molecular differences between NMJs and muscle fibers of VKDHet and contro...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
Today's open access research is an interesting demonstration of the importance of chronic inflammation in aging. Researchers generate a mouse lineage in which the NLRP3 gene is deleted, and show that these mice live significantly longer, and in better health, as a result. The protein produced from the NLRP3 gene is important in the innate immune response; it is a component part of one of the inflammasomes, protein complexes with a central role in regulation of the inflammatory response. NLRP3 appears important in the inflammatory signaling generated by senescent cells as well. Inflammation is a necessary part of wou...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Medicine, Biotech, Research Source Type: blogs
A 50-something woman with history of CHF of unknown etiology, and of HTN, presented for evaluation of chest pressure.Her BP was 223/125, Sp02 98% on RA. HR 106, RR 18. Here was her ED ECG:There is sinus rhythm with Left Bundle Branch Block (LBBB)There is a large amount of ST Elevation in V2 and V3 (more than 5 mm)Thus, this meets the unweighted Sgarbossa Criteria of 5 mm of discordant ST ElevationBut it does NOT meet the Smith Modified Sgarbossa Criteria, which depend on the ST/S ratio.This ratio is critical because LBBB with very large depolarization voltage (QRS) also has very large repolarization voltage (ST/T).Her...
Source: Dr. Smith's ECG Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: blogs
AbstractHeart diseases are a major cause of morbidity and mortality world-wide. Lysyl oxidase (LOX) and related LOX-like (LOXL) isoforms play a vital role in remodelling the extracellular matrix (ECM). The LOX family controls ECM formation by cross-linking collagen and elastin chains. LOX/LOXL proteins are copper-dependent amine oxidases that catalyse the oxidation of lysine, causing cross-linking between the lysine moieties of lysine-rich proteins. Dynamic changes in LOX and LOXL protein-expression occur in a variety of cardiac pathologies; these changes are believed to be central to the associated tissue-fibrosis. An awa...
Source: Cardiovascular Research - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Abstract Ventricular remodeling (VR) is a complex pathological process of cardiomyocyte apoptosis, cardiac hypertrophy, and myocardial fibrosis, which is often caused by various cardiovascular diseases(CVDs) such as hypertension, acute myocardial infarction, heart failure(HF), etc.. It is also an independent risk factor for a variety of CVDs, which will eventually to damage the heart function, promote cardiovascular events, and lead to an increase in mortality. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) can participate in a variety of CVDs through post-transcriptional regulation of target gene proteins. Among them, microRNA-30 (miR-30) i...
Source: Bioscience Reports - Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Tags: Biosci Rep Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 6 June 2019Source: American Heart JournalAuthor(s): Robert A. KlonerAbstractThere is evidence that certain stressors can trigger cardiovascular events. Several studies have now demonstrated an increase in major adverse cardiac events associated with natural disasters such as an earthquake. The purpose of this paper is to review the literature on earthquakes and cardiovascular events. Reports from 13 major quakes were reported. Earthquakes have been associated with a number of cardiac events including sudden cardiac death, fatal myocardial infarction (MI), myocardial infarction, stress car...
Source: American Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
In this study, we hypothesized that PRR is involved in the pathogenesis of DCM and mediates myocardial injury in DCM. To explore the role of PRR in DCM, we evaluated the effects of PRR overexpression and knockdown on the DCM phenotype in vivo and in vitro. The results show that PRR overexpression exacerbates myocardial injury and the inflammatory response in rats with DCM. Conversely, PRR knockdown alleviates myocardial fibrosis, apoptosis, and the inflammatory response, reversing the cardiac dysfunction in rats with DCM. In cell experiments, PRR overexpression also up-regulated the protein expression of collagen I and fib...
Source: Journal of Biological Chemistry - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Molecular Bases of Disease Source Type: research
In conclusion, the impaired in situ activity of RyR2 may also account for the poor overall cardiac outcome reported in MetS patients; hence, the SERCA pump and RyR2 are both attractive potential targets for future therapies. Introduction Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a cluster of biochemical and physiological risk factors for cardiovascular disease and diabetes mellitus type 2 (DM2); it represents a severe public health problem around the world (Alberti et al., 2009). Risk factors for MetS include obesity (particularly central obesity), elevated triglyceride (TG) levels, low high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL...
Source: Frontiers in Physiology - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
Yolanda Benito1, Pablo Martinez-Legazpi1*, Lorenzo Rossini2, Candelas Pérez del Villar1, Raquel Yotti1, Yolanda Martín Peinador3, Daniel Rodríguez-Pérez4, M. Mar Desco4, Constancio Medrano1, Jose Carlos Antoranz4, Francisco Fernández-Avilés1, Juan C. del Álamo2,5 and Javier Bermejo1 1Department of Cardiology, Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria Gregorio Marañón and CIBERCV, Madrid, Spain 2Department of Mechanical and Aerospace ...
Source: Frontiers in Physiology - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
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