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*  Phosphorylated fetuin-A-containing calciprotein particles are associated with aortic stiffness and a procalcific milieu in...
Vascular stiffening occurs in normal ageing and is accelerated in chronic kidney disease (CKD). Vascular calcification ... RESULTS. Fetuin-A-containing CPPs were only detectable in the serum of CKD patients. Inflammatory markers, oxLDL and BMP-2 ... METHODS. We measured fetuin-A CPP levels, serum inflammatory markers [C-reactive protein (CRP), interleukin-6, tumour necrosis ... Fetuin-A is an important systemic inhibitor of ectopic calcification. A fraction of the total circulating fetuin-A interacts ...
  http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/41694/
*  Renal osteodystrophy - Wikipedia
... vascular or other soft-tissue calcification. Renal osteodystrophy may exhibit no symptoms; if it does show symptoms, they ... Low activated vitamin D3 levels are a result of the damaged kidneys' inability to convert vitamin D3 into its active form, ... and imaging methods (including measurement of bone-mineral density), bone biopsy has been, and still remains, the gold standard ... London GM (February 2009). "Bone-vascular axis in chronic kidney disease: a reality?". Clinical Journal of the American Society ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renal_osteodystrophy
*  A role for the endothelium in vascular calcification. - PubMed - NCBI
METHODS AND RESULTS: In this study, we use 2 mouse models of vascular calcification, mice with gene deletion of matrix Gla ... Vascular calcification is a regulated process that involves osteoprogenitor cells and frequently complicates common vascular ... To determine whether the vascular endothelium contributes osteoprogenitor cells to vascular calcification. ... A role for the endothelium in vascular calcification.. Yao Y1, Jumabay M, Ly A, Radparvar M, Cubberly MR, Boström KI. ...
  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23852538
*  Relationship between serum sclerostin, vascular sclerostin expression and vascular calcification assessed by different methods...
Purpose Vascular calcification (VC) is known to be prevalent in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Sclerostin has ... Results. The prevalence rate of TAC detected by CT was 58.82%. The positive rates of the internal iliac arterial calcification ... Relationship between serum sclerostin, vascular sclerostin expression and vascular calcification assessed by different methods ... Lv W, Guan L, Zhang Y, Yu S, Cao B, Ji Y (2016) Sclerostin as a new key factor in vascular calcification in chronic kidney ...
  https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11255-018-2033-4
*  Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Calcification is Mediated by Regulated Exosome Secretion | Circulation Research
Methods and Results: Alexa488-labelled fetuin-A was internalized by human VSMCs, trafficked via the endosomal system and ... Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Calcification is Mediated by Regulated Exosome Secretion. Alexander N Kapustin, Martijn L Chatrou, ... Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Calcification is Mediated by Regulated Exosome Secretion. Alexander N Kapustin, Martijn L Chatrou, ... Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Calcification is Mediated by Regulated Exosome Secretion. Alexander N Kapustin, Martijn L Chatrou, ...
  http://circres.ahajournals.org/content/early/2015/02/23/CIRCRESAHA.116.305012
*  Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Calcification Is Mediated by Regulated Exosome SecretionNovelty and Significance | Circulation...
Methods and Results: Alexa488-labeled fetuin-A was internalized by human VSMCs, trafficked via the endosomal system, and ... vascular calcification. Introduction. Vascular calcification is the accumulation of calcium phosphate salts in the medial and ... Proposed role of exosomes in vascular repair and calcification. Healthy contractile vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) ... Importantly, healthy VSMCs efficiently prevent vascular calcification by expression of calcification inhibitors, some of which ...
  http://circres.ahajournals.org/content/116/8/1312
*  Activation of AKT by O-Linked N-Acetylglucosamine Induces Vascular Calcification in Diabetes MellitusNovelty and Significance |...
Methods and Results: Low-dose streptozotocin-induced diabetic mice exhibited increased aortic O-GlcNAcylation and vascular ... Results. Increased Vascular O-GlcNAcylation and Calcification in Diabetic Mice. Using low-dose streptozotocin injection-induced ... Administration of Thiamet-G in diabetic mice further enhances vascular O-GlcNAcylation, accelerated vascular calcification and ... which led to the decrease in vascular calcification.. The contribution of AKT O-GlcNAcylation to VSMC calcification was further ...
  http://circres.ahajournals.org/content/114/7/1094
*  Serum Sortilin Associates With Aortic Calcification and Cardiovascular Risk in MenHighlights | Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis,...
Materials and Methods are available in the online-only Data Supplement.. Results. Baseline Characteristics. Tables I and II in ... 10 and vascular calcification.11 We have recently reported that sortilin plays a key role in the development of vascular ... Sortilin mediates vascular calcification via its recruitment into extracellular vesicles. J Clin Invest. 2016;126:1323-1336. ... The value of arterial calcification in the cardiovascular risk assessment is well established.13 Coronary artery calcification ...
  http://atvb.ahajournals.org/content/37/5/1005
*  Bone Gla Protein Increases HIF-1α-Dependent Glucose Metabolism and Induces Cartilage and Vascular Calcification |...
Methods and Results-We established an in vitro BGP-overexpression model in chondrocytes (ATDC5) and vascular smooth muscle ... The in vivo model of 1,25(OH)2D3-induced vascular calcification in rats revealed a correlation between calcification, elevated ... Bone Gla Protein Increases HIF-1α-Dependent Glucose Metabolism and Induces Cartilage and Vascular Calcification. Anna Idelevich ... Bone Gla Protein Increases HIF-1α-Dependent Glucose Metabolism and Induces Cartilage and Vascular Calcification ...
  http://atvb.ahajournals.org/content/early/2011/07/14/ATVBAHA.111.230904
*  US Patent # 6,407,141. Oxalic acid or oxalate compositions and methods for vascular disorders, diseases, and calcerous...
... and methods of treatment and prevention of warm-blooded animals including humans and pets for vascular diseases, disorders, and ... Plaque results when calcification takes place in the cholesterol developed gummy substances in the inner lining of the arteries ... 8. A method of treating vascular diseases, plaque, microbial infections, fatty buildup, and calcification in patients sensitive ... A method for treating vascular diseases, plaque, microbial infections, fatty buildup, and calcerous conditions of the vascular ...
  http://patents.com/us-6407141.html
*  Transglutaminase 2-Mediated Activation of β-Catenin Signaling Has a Critical Role in Warfarin-Induced Vascular Calcification |...
Methods and Results-Warfarin-induced calcification in rat A10 VSMCs is associated with the activation of β-catenin signaling ... Vascular smooth muscle cell phenotypic plasticity and the regulation of vascular calcification. J Intern Med. 2006;260:192-210. ... Results. Warfarin Promotes Calcification in Cultured VSMCs. Previous studies have shown that warfarin induces calcification of ... Because vascular calcification can potently be promoted by oxidative stress,37 we examined the possibility that warfarin ...
  http://atvb.ahajournals.org/content/32/1/123
*  Vitamin K in hand osteoarthritis: results from a randomised clinical trial | Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
... versus placebo on bone loss and vascular calcification among older adults regardless of their vitamin K status. At the final 3- ... Methods: This was an ancillary study to a randomised controlled trial assessing the effects of phylloquinone supplementation ( ... Results: This ancillary study had 378 participants (193 in vitamin K arm, 185 in placebo arm). There were no effects of ...
  http://ard.bmj.com/content/67/11/1570
*  Vascular Calcification and Osteoprotegrin in Chronic Kidney Disease - FullText - American Journal of Nephrology 2017, Vol. 46,...
The publisher and the editor(s) disclaim responsibility for any injury to persons or property resulting from any ideas, methods ... Vascular Calcification and Osteoprotegrin in Chronic Kidney Disease. Lenhard M.J.a, c · Maser R.E.a, b Author affiliations a ... This may be due in part to excess vascular calcification (VC), particularly coronary artery calcification (CAC). Worsening ... In vascular smooth muscle cells, receptor activator of nuclear factor-κβ ligand appears to promote calcification, whereas the ...
  https://content.karger.com/Article/FullText/477381
*  Clinical research in individual information of celiac artery CT imaging and gastric cancer surgery.
... course and anatomical variations of the celiac artery and vascular calcifications in 102 gastric cancer patients. RESULTS: (1) ... METHODS: Preoperative 64-MSCTA was performed to observe the origin, ... course and anatomical variations of the celiac artery and vascular calcifications in individual patient with gastric cancer. It ... METHODS: Preoperative 64-MSCTA was performed to ob ...
  http://www.biomedsearch.com/nih/Clinical-research-in-individual-information/23359186.html
*  Most recent papers in the journal Atherosclerosis | Read by QxMD
METHODS AND RESULTS: Apabetalone inhibited extracellular calcium deposition and opposed induction of transdifferentiation ... Apabetalone downregulates factors and pathways associated with vascular calcification.. Dean Gilham, Laura M Tsujikawa, ... level in ICS and the effect of TPO-Ab level on the migration of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs). METHODS: We analyzed data ... in patients with cardiovascular disease and reduced circulating factors that promote vascular calcification (VC). Because VC ...
  https://www.readbyqxmd.com/journal/22445
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... intracranial dolichoectasia had a more ipsilateral vascular morphologic disposition. Mural calcification was detected more ... MATERIALS AND METHODS: Intracranial dolichoectasia of the distal ICA was identified in 20 patients at our institution from 2005 ... RESULTS: In this cohort, which had a strong female predominance (male/female ratio= 2:18), ... All radiologic images were reviewed to determine the vascular morphologic dispositions around the distal ICA, including ...
  http://www.ajnr.org/content/early/2018/03/15/ajnr.A5573
*  Sequential Activation of Matrix Metalloproteinase 9 and Transforming Growth Factor β in Arterial Elastocalcinosis |...
The breaks in the elastic network of the vascular wall perfectly matched the kinetic defined by vascular calcification. As ... Methods and Results- Elastocalcinosis was induced in vivo and ex vivo using warfarin. Hemodynamic parameters, calcium ... Objective- Isolated systolic hypertension is associated with increased elastase activity, vascular calcification, and vascular ... a protein able to prevent calcification. Recently, undercarboxylated MGP was associated with vascular calcification in patients ...
  http://atvb.ahajournals.org/content/28/5/856
*  Conditioned medium from bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells inhibits vascular calcification through blockade of the BMP2...
Intracellular calcium content was determined colorimetrically by the o-cresolphthalein complexone method and alkaline ... Osteoblastic differentiation of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) plays an important role in arterial calcification and is ... Here, we demonstrate that MSC-CM inhibits beta-glycerophosphate (β-GP)-induced vascular calcification through blockade of the ... VSMC calcification was induced by β-GP followed by treatment with MSC-CM. Mineral deposition was assessed by Alizarin Red S ...
  https://stemcellres.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13287-018-0894-1
*  Vitamin D3 supplementation does not modify cardiovascular risk profile of adults with inadequate vitamin D status | SpringerLink
Zittermann A, Koerfer R (2008) Protective and toxic effects of vitamin D on vascular calcification: clinical implications. Mol ... Methods. The study was conducted in Halle (Saale), Germany (51o northern latitude) as a placebo-controlled, double-blinded, ... Results. Blood pressure and systemic cardiovascular risk markers remained unchanged by vitamin D3 supplementation, although ... Dietary vitamin D inadequacy accelerates calcification and osteoblast-like cell formation in the vascular system of LDL ...
  https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00394-015-1106-8
*  Advanced Coronary and Carotid Arteriopathy in Young Adults With Childhood-Onset Chronic Renal Failure | Circulation
Results. Coronary Artery Calcifications. Significant calcification of coronary arteries (calcium score ,1) was noted in 34 of ... 14 Such an action could explain the preferential calcification of the media layer in uremia. Notably, vascular calcifications ... Methods and Results- We used novel noninvasive technologies to screen for coronary and carotid artery disease in 39 patients ... Arterial stiffening and vascular calcifications in end-stage renal disease. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2000; 15: 1014-1021. ...
  http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/106/1/100
*  Characterization of Phosphate Transport in Rat Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells | Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
Methods and Results- Primary cultures of VSMCs express both high affinity Na-dependent and Na-independent components of Pi ... Apoptosis regulates human vascular calcification in vitro: Evidence for initiation of vascular calcification by apoptotic ... Characterization of Phosphate Transport in Rat Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells. Implications for Vascular Calcification. Ricardo ... Molecular mechanisms of vascular calcification. Lessons learned from the aorta. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2006; 26: 1423- ...
  http://atvb.ahajournals.org/content/27/5/1030
*  Cortistatin Inhibits Migration and Proliferation of Human Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells and Decreases Neointimal Formation upon...
Methods and Results: SMCs from mouse carotid and human aortic arteries (hAoSMCs) and from human atherosclerotic plaques highly ... Cortistatin is elevated in plasma of patients suffering coronary heart disease and attenuates vascular calcification. ... Objective: To investigate the occurrence of vascular cortistatin and its effects on the proliferation and migration of SMCs in ... Cortistatin Inhibits Migration and Proliferation of Human Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells and Decreases Neointimal Formation upon ...
  http://circres.ahajournals.org/content/early/2013/04/17/CIRCRESAHA.112.300695
*  Does Computed Tomography Have the Ability to Differentiate Aggressive From Nonaggressive Solid Pseudopapillary Neoplasm?
Results. No significant difference was noted between imaging covariates, such as internal hemorrhage, calcification, wall ... Materials and Methods. Fisher exact and Wilcoxon rank-sum tests were used to compare between aggressive and nonaggressive ... thickness perceptibility, vascular invasion, margins, cystic component, and pancreatic and biliary ductal dilation. Tumors with ... Materials and Methods. Forty treatment-naive patients with pathologically proven pancreatic SPNs were included. Imaging ...
  https://insights.ovid.com/pubmed?PMID=29287021
*  Lower serum magnesium is associated with vascular calcification in peritoneal dialysis patients: a cross sectional study | BMC...
In conclusion, our results support the assertion that Mg may inhibit vascular calcification, a condition that is highly ... This method of determining abdominal aortic calcification has been found to be a valid surrogate for assessing CAC (area under ... Patients with very little or no vascular calcification do not tend to develop vascular calcification over time and seem to ... If our results can be duplicated in large observational studies with repeated serum Mg and vascular calcification measurements ...
  https://bmcnephrol.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12882-017-0549-y
*  Results of Infrapopliteal Endovascular Procedures Performed in Diabetic Patients with Critical Limb Ischemia and Tissue Loss...
... vascular imaging, endovascular intervention, as well as prevention and treatment of vascular disease. ... and clinical studies focusing on vascular biology and physiology, ... International Journal of Vascular Medicine is a peer-reviewed, Open Access journal that publishes original research articles, ... Diabetic patients with infrapopliteal atherosclerosis frequently develop concentric continuous vascular wall calcifications, ...
  https://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijvm/2014/270539/