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Atherosclerosis is the first etiology of coronary artery aneurysm (CAA). It is, however, challenging to inhibit the development of CAA. The aim of the study is to carry out morphometric and hemodynamic analyses in epicardial coronary arteries of patients with CAAs caused by atherosclerosis.
MicroRNAs have been demonstrated to be involved in the development of atherosclerosis. The present study aimed to evaluate the effect of miR-99a-5p and its target gene Homeobox A1 (HOXA1) in atherosclerosis.
Atherosclerosis is still the major cause of morbidity and mortality all over the world. Recently, it has been reported increased levels of tissue iron increase the risk of atherosclerosis. However, the detailed mechanism of iron-induced atherosclerosis progression is barely known. Here, we used apoE-deficient mice models to investigate the effects of low iron diet (
Atherosclerosis is a chronic inflammatory disease that causes most heart attacks and strokes, making it the biggest killer in the world. Although cholesterol-lowering drugs have dramatically reduced these major adverse cardiovascular events, there remains a high residual risk called inflammatory risk. Atherosclerosis has an autoimmune component that can be manipulated by immunologic approaches including vaccination. Vaccination is attractive, because it is antigen-specific, does not impair host defense, and...
There is now overwhelming experimental and clinical evidence that atherosclerosis is a chronic inflammatory disease. Lessons from genome-wide association studies, advanced in vivo imaging techniques, transgenic lineage tracing mice, and clinical interventional studies have shown that both innate and adaptive immune mechanisms can accelerate or curb atherosclerosis. Here, we summarize and discuss the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis with a focus on adaptive immunity. We discuss some limitations of animal mode...
While numerous cross-sectional studies have demonstrated an inverse relationship between cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) and carotid atherosclerosis in middle age, much less is known about the association of midlife CRF with carotid atherosclerosis in later life.
Symptomatic intracranial atherosclerosis (ICAS) is associated with a high risk of stroke recurrence and occurrence of other vascular events. However, ICAS has been poorly studied from its asymptomatic stage. The objective of our study was to determine if subclinical intracranial atherosclerosis is associated with long-term incident vascular events in Caucasians.
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients, however, the underlying mechanisms that link CKD and CVD are not fully understood and limited treatment options exist in this high-risk population. microRNAs (miRNA) are critical regulators of gene expression for many biological processes in atherosclerosis, including endothelial dysfunction and inflammation. We hypothesized that renal injury-induced endothelial miRNAs promote atherosclerosis. Here, we demon...
We previously demonstrated that Apoe mice on DBA/2 vs. AKR genetic background have >10-fold larger atherosclerotic lesions. Prior quantitative trait locus mapping via strain intercrossing identified a region on chromosome 17, Ath26, as the strongest atherosclerosis-modifying locus. We aimed to confirm Ath26, identify candidate genes, and validate the candidate gene effects on atherosclerosis.
Alpha 7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (α7nAChR) stimulation can regulate acute inflammation, and lack of α7nAChR accelerates atherosclerosis in mice. In this study, we aimed to investigate the effects of the novel α7nAChR agonist, AZ6983, on atherosclerosis and assess its possible immunomodulating effects.
The low-density lipoprotein receptor-deficient (Ldlr) mouse has been utilized by cardiovascular researchers for more than two decades to study atherosclerosis. However, there has not yet been a systematic effort to document the ultrastructural changes that accompany the progression of atherosclerotic plaque in this model.
Fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21) has been suggested as a novel biomarker for cardiovascular disease (CVD), especially in people with high CVD risk. However, it is not known whether FGF21 is a CVD biomarker in an initially healthy cohort. We therefore investigated the relationship of plasma FGF21 levels with measures of subclinical atherosclerosis and cardiovascular events in Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis participants without known CVD at baseline.
FGF21 is a peptide hormone that regulates homeostasis of lipid and glucose as well as energy metabolism. It is mainly expressed and secreted in liver and adipose tissues, and it is expressed in lower amounts in the aorta. Recent clinical and preclinical studies indicate increased serum FGF21 levels in atherosclerosis patients. Also, FGF21 therapy has been reported to reduce the initiation and progression of atherosclerosis in animal models and in vitro studies. Moreover, growing evidence indicates that admi...
Targeting interleukin-1 (IL-1) represents a novel therapeutic approach to atherosclerosis. CANTOS demonstrated the benefits of IL-1β neutralization in patients post-myocardial infarction with residual inflammatory risk. Yet, some mouse data have shown a prominent role of IL-1α rather than IL-1β in atherosclerosis, or even a deleterious effect of IL-1 on outward arterial remodelling in atherosclerosis-susceptible mice. To shed light on these disparate results, this study investigated the effect of neutral...
Cholesterol crystal (CC)-induced inflammation is a critical step in the development of atherosclerosis. CCs activate the complement system and induce an inflammatory response resulting in phagocytosis of the CCs, production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and release of cytokines. The cyclodextrin 2-hydroxypropyl-β-cyclodextrin has been found to reduce CC-induced complement activation and induce regression of established atherosclerotic plaques in a mouse model of atherosclerosis, thus inhibition of compl...
Certain novel biomarkers may predict atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) events; however, data on their relationship to coronary atherosclerosis and its progression as measured by coronary artery calcium (CAC) scanning is lacking. We evaluated the association between novel biomarkers and presence or progression of CAC.
There are limited data on the association between serum uric acid (SUA) level and subclinical coronary atherosclerosis. This study investigated the influence of SUA level on subclinical coronary atherosclerosis, as detected by coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA), in an asymptomatic population.
Mitochondria are highly dynamic organelles beyond powerhouses of a cell. These components also play important roles in cell homeostasis by regulating cell function and phenotypic modulation. Atherosclerosis is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in developed and developing countries. Mitochondrial dysfunction has been increasingly associated with the initiation and progression of atherosclerosis by elevating the production of reactive oxygen species and mitochondrial oxidative stress damage, mitoch...
Naringenin is a citrus-derived flavonoid with lipid-lowering and insulin-sensitizing effects leading to athero-protection in Ldlr mice fed a high-fat diet. However, the ability of naringenin to promote atherosclerosis regression is unknown. In the present study, we assessed the capacity of naringenin to enhance regression in Ldlr mice with diet-induced intermediate atherosclerosis intervened with a chow diet.
The development of serum markers specific for coronary lesions is important to prevent coronary events. However, analyses of serum markers in humans are affected by environmental factors and non-target diseases. Using an appropriate model animal can reduce these effects. To identify specific markers for coronary atherosclerosis, we comprehensively analyzed the serum of WHHLMI rabbits, which spontaneously develop coronary atherosclerosis.
Interleukin-10 (IL-10) is an anti-inflammatory cytokine that may be protective against coronary atherosclerosis. In an observational study of people with HIV (PWH) and uninfected controls, IL-10 was measured in sera by ELISA, and coronary atherosclerosis was assessed by CT angiography. Among PWH, a 10-fold decrease in IL-10 was associated with a 2.6-fold increase in the odds of coronary plaque (p=0.01) after controlling for traditional and non-traditional cardiovascular risk factors. IL-10 was also inversel...
The effects of long-term treatment with empagliflozin on biochemical and immunohistochemical markers related to atherosclerosis and atherosclerosis development in the aorta of apolipoprotein E knockout [Apo-E ] mice were evaluated in this study. Empagliflozin-treated mice had lower total cholesterol (P
Hypercholesterolemic mice lacking factors required for activation of CD4 T cells are characterized by reduced development of atherosclerosis. Consequently, it has been assumed that atherosclerosis involves loss of tolerance against modified self-antigens generated in response to hypercholesterolemia and that presentation of such antigens on major histocompatibility complex class II (MHCII) leads to activation of proatherogenic Th1 cells. In this study, we wanted to determine the role of antigen presentation...
Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) play key roles in the development of atherosclerosis through the inflammatory pathway. This study aimed to investigate the role of lncRNA cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor 2B antisense RNA 1 (CDKN2B-AS1) in atherosclerosis via its function in A disintegrin and metalloprotease 10 (ADAM10).