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chronic kidney diseases endothelial cell metabolism angiogenesis

Anna M Wieczór, Radosław Wieczór, Arleta Kulwas, Danuta Rość
Competitive inhibition of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) is the main biological effect of asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) - the methylated derivative of L- arginine. The resulting low level of NO is becoming one of the elements of pathogenesis of numerous cardiovascular disorders, mainly related to atherosclerosis, but also other metabolic diseases including type 2 diabetes. It appears that a high level of ADMA is not only a marker of pathological conditions such as chronic kidney failure, but also a significant factor which damages the endothelium...
September 24, 2018: International Angiology: a Journal of the International Union of Angiology
Zhanna Kobalava
The burden of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) in general and heart failure (HF) in particular continues to increase worldwide. CVD are major contributors to death and morbidity and recognized as important drivers of healthcare expenditure. Chronic overactivity of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) plays a key role in human hypertension and HF pathophysiology. RAAS is fundamental in the overall regulation of cardiovascular homeostasis through the actions of hormones, which regulate vascular tone, and specifically blood pressure through vasoconstriction and renal sodium and water retention...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
Iwona Pelikant-Malecka, Alicja Sielicka, Ewa Kaniewska, Ryszard T Smolenski, Ewa M Slominska
Endothelium plays a pivotal role in the vascular tone regulation, platelet aggregation, regulation of immune response, inflammation and angiogenesis and its dysfunction is an earliest event in the development of cardiovascular disease. All these processes are affected by endothelial dysfunction. Endothelial toxicity induced by metabolites present in blood is a common scenario in pathology. This involves physiological metabolites such as asymmetric dimethylarginine or homocysteine that are normally excreted by kidneys, but accumulate in pathological conditions, adversely affecting function of endothelium...
August 2015: Pharmacological Reports: PR
Sally Metsuyanim, Ran Levy, Miriam Davidovits, Benjamin Dekel
Increased risk of cardiovascular disease in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) has been explained by accelerated atherosclerosis and impaired angiogenesis, in which endothelial progenitor cells (EPC) may play key roles. Circulating cells with endothelial progenitor phenotype have not been evaluated in children with ESRD. Using a quantitative reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) approach, we measured endothelial-specific and progenitor-associated genes VE-cadherin (VE-C), CD146, CD31, tyrosine-protein kinase receptor (Tie-2), Flk1, CD133, and growth factors promoting EPC function, vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), erythropoietin (EPO), and stromal cell-derived factor-1 (SDF-1) in the blood of pediatric patients undergoing hemodialysis and after transplantation...
February 2009: Pediatric Research
Gunter Wolf, Sheldon Chen, Dong Cheol Han, Fuad N Ziyadeh
Leptin is a small peptide hormone that is mainly, but not exclusively, produced in adipose tissue. The circulating leptin concentration therefore directly reflects the amount of body fat. Leptin was identified through positional cloning of the obese (ob) gene, which is mutated in the massively obese ob/ob mouse, and it has a pivotal role in regulating food intake and energy expenditure. It binds to the so-called long receptor (Ob-Rb) in the hypothalamus and regulates food intake through the release of other neurotransmitters...
January 2002: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
K U Eckardt
Anaemia is a frequent complication of many diseases but the mechanisms that link reduced blood oxygen content to the long-term consequences of anaemia are incompletely understood. The maintenance of oxygen supply to the tissues during anaemia involves complex cardiovascular adaptations, including an increase in cardiac output, reduced peripheral resistance and increased oxygen extraction from haemoglobin (Hb). In addition, hypoxia-inducible factors are associated with the transcriptional activation of genes involved in adaptive mechanisms that increase oxygen delivery and provide alternative metabolic pathways...
2001: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
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