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Cardiovascular, Metabolic and Lipoprotein Translation

Section edited by Nehal N. Mehta and Tommaso Angelone
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This section aims to speed mechanistic understanding, development of novel diagnostics and potential therapeutic targets within cardiovascular, metabolic diseases and lipoprotein diseases. The section is open to experiments involving cellular models, animal models, observational studies and clinical trials that are distinguished for their novelty in approach, design or indication, timeliness, and unique ability to translate laboratory concepts from the bench to the bedside.

Highest priority will be given to those manuscripts which are specifically focused on cardiovascular, metabolic and lipid disorders which enrich understanding of disease mechanism, novel therapeutics and state-of-the-art scientific technique.

Featured articles

Immune cell phenotyping in low blood volumes for assessment of cardiovascular disease risk, development, and progression: a pilot study

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Comprehensive analysis of differential immunocyte infiltration and the potential ceRNA networks during epicardial adipose tissue development in congenital heart disease

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Extracellular vesicles in diabetes mellitus induce alterations in endothelial cell morphology and migration​​​​​​​

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  1. The Wellcome Trust, the World Health Organization, and cardiologists have advocated for the idea of a “polypill” containing multiple cardiovascular drugs to be co-formulated into a single pill for over a decad...

    Authors: Reed F. Beall, Jon-David R. Schwalm, Mark D. Huffman, Tara McCready, Salim Yusuf and Amir Attaran
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2016 14:242
  2. Hyperlipidemia is a major component of metabolic syndrome, and often predicts cardiovascular diseases. We developed a new therapeutic agent berberine compounds (BC), consisting of berberine, oryzanol and vitam...

    Authors: Meng Li, Xiangbing Shu, Hanchen Xu, Chunlei Zhang, Lili Yang, Li Zhang and Guang Ji
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2016 14:237
  3. Intra-operative cell salvage (CS) was reported to have no impairment on blood coagulation in low-bleeding-risk cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB), but studies in high-bleeding-risk cardiac surge...

    Authors: Sheliang Shen, Jun Zhang, Wenyuan Wang, Jiayin Zheng and Yihong Xie
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2016 14:228
  4. Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory disease of the skin and joints that may also have systemic inflammatory effects, including the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Multiple epidemiologic studies ha...

    Authors: S. Santilli, D. R. Kast, I. Grozdev, L. Cao, R. L. Feig, J. B. Golden, S. M. Debanne, R. C. Gilkeson, C. E. Orringer, T. S. McCormick, N. L. Ward, K. D. Cooper and N. J. Korman
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2016 14:217
  5. Endothelial dysfunction associated with hypercholesterolemia is an early event in atherosclerosis characterized by redox imbalance associated with high superoxide production and reduced nitric oxide (NO) and h...

    Authors: Daniele M. Guizoni, Gabriel G. Dorighello, Helena C. F. Oliveira, Maria A. Delbin, Marta H. Krieger and Ana P. Davel
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2016 14:213
  6. Aspirin (ASA) is the most widely used medicine to prevent cardiovascular diseases; however, the mechanisms by which ASA exerts its anti-proliferative effect remain not fully understood. This study was designed...

    Authors: Xin Guo, Lijin Yu, Min Chen, Tian Wu, Xiangdong Peng, Ren Guo and Bikui Zhang
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2016 14:211
  7. Macrophages play important roles in adipose tissue inflammation and its consequences. Unfortunately, a detailed description of the macrophage phenotypes in different human adipose tissues is not available.

    Authors: Ivana Kralova Lesna, Anna Kralova, Sona Cejkova, Jiri Fronek, Marek Petras, Alena Sekerkova, Filip Thieme, Libor Janousek and Rudolf Poledne
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2016 14:208
  8. Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are non-protein coding transcripts regulating a variety of physiological and pathological functions. However, their implication in heart failure is still largely unknown. The aim ...

    Authors: Simona Greco, Germana Zaccagnini, Alessandra Perfetti, Paola Fuschi, Rea Valaperta, Christine Voellenkle, Serenella Castelvecchio, Carlo Gaetano, Nicoletta Finato, Antonio Paolo Beltrami, Lorenzo Menicanti and Fabio Martelli
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2016 14:183
  9. Differentially expressed genes in the left atria of mitral regurgitation (MR) pigs have been linked to peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) signaling pathway in the KEGG pathway. However, specific...

    Authors: Mien-Cheng Chen, Jen-Ping Chang, Yu-Sheng Lin, Kuo-Li Pan, Wan-Chun Ho, Wen-Hao Liu, Tzu-Hao Chang, Yao-Kuang Huang, Chih-Yuan Fang and Chien-Jen Chen
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2016 14:157
  10. Hemodynamic load leads to cardiac hypertrophy and heart failure. While afterload (pressure overload) induces concentric hypertrophy, elevation of preload (volume overload) yields eccentric hypertrophy and is a...

    Authors: Belal A. Mohamed, Abdul R. Asif, Moritz Schnelle, Mohamed Qasim, Sara Khadjeh, Dawid Lbik, Peter Schott, Gerd Hasenfuss and Karl Toischer
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2016 14:149
  11. Integration of whole-heart activation simulations and inverse potential mapping (IPM) could benefit the guidance and planning of electrophysiological procedures. Routine clinical application requires a fast an...

    Authors: P. Bhagirath, A. W. M. van der Graaf, J. de Hooge, N. M. S. de Groot and M. J. W. Götte
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2016 14:147
  12. To investigate whether vascular endothelial growth factor B (VEGF-B) improves myocardial survival and cardiac stem cell (CSC) function in the ischemia–reperfusion (I/R) heart and promotes CSC mobilization and ...

    Authors: Guo-hua Li, Bin Luo, Yan-xia Lv, Fei Zheng, Lu Wang, Meng-xi Wei, Xian-yu Li, Lei Zhang, Jia-ning Wang, Shi-you Chen, Jun-Ming Tang and Xiaohua He
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2016 14:116
  13. Thoracic aortic aneurysms and dissections (TAAD) are silent but possibly lethal condition with up to 40 % of cases being hereditary. Genetic background is heterogeneous. Recently next-generation sequencing ena...

    Authors: J. K. Poninska, Z. T. Bilinska, M. Franaszczyk, E. Michalak, M. Rydzanicz, E. Szpakowski, A. Pollak, B. Milanowska, G. Truszkowska, P. Chmielewski, A. Sioma, H. Janaszek-Sitkowska, A. Klisiewicz, I. Michalowska, M. Makowiecka-Ciesla, P. Kolsut…
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2016 14:115
  14. The prevalence of hyperuricemia has increased dramatically during the past several decades. Studies indicating uric acid is an independent risk factor for hypertension did not sufficiently control for other kn...

    Authors: Fengjiang Wei, Ning Sun, Chunyou Cai, Shuzhi Feng, Jianli Tian, Wentao Shi, Weili Xu, Yaogang Wang, Xilin Yang and Wei-Dong Li
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2016 14:110
  15. Mammalian microRNAs (miR) regulate the expression of genes relevant for the development of adaptive and innate immunity against cancer. Since T cell dysfunction has previously been reported in patients with re...

    Authors: Margherita Gigante, Paola Pontrelli, Wolfgang Herr, Maddalena Gigante, Morena D’Avenia, Gianluigi Zaza, Elisabetta Cavalcanti, Matteo Accetturo, Giuseppe Lucarelli, Giuseppe Carrieri, Michele Battaglia, Walter J. Storkus, Loreto Gesualdo and Elena Ranieri
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2016 14:84
  16. Energy metabolism disorder is a critical process in lung ischemia–reperfusion injury (LIRI). This study was aimed to determine the effects of resolvin D1 (RvD1) on the energy metabolism in LIRI.

    Authors: Qifeng Zhao, Ji Wu, Qingwang Hua, Zhiyong Lin, Leping Ye, Weixi Zhang, Guowei Wu, Jie Du, Jie Xia, Maoping Chu and Xingti Hu
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2016 14:81
  17. To explore whether plasma fatty acids and SNPs in the fatty acid desaturase (FADS) gene associated with type 2 diabetes (T2D) and coronary artery disease (CAD).

    Authors: Si-Wei Li, Jin Wang, Ying Yang, Zhi-Jie Liu, Lin Cheng, Huan-Yu Liu, Pei Ma, Wan Luo and Song-Mei Liu
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2016 14:79
  18. Aspirin resistance established by different laboratory methods is still a debated problem. Using COX1 specific methods no aspirin resistance was detected among healthy volunteers. Here we tested the effect of ...

    Authors: Nóra Homoródi, Emese G. Kovács, Sarolta Leé, Éva Katona, Amir H. Shemirani, Gizella Haramura, László Balogh, Zsuzsanna Bereczky, Gabriella Szőke, Hajna Péterfy, Róbert G. Kiss, István Édes and László Muszbek
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2016 14:74
  19. Lower leg ischemia, myopathy, and limb dysfunction are distinguishing features of peripheral artery disease (PAD). The myopathy of PAD is characterized by myofiber degeneration in association with extracellula...

    Authors: Duy M. Ha, Lauren C. Carpenter, Panagiotis Koutakis, Stanley A. Swanson, Zhen Zhu, Mina Hanna, Holly K. DeSpiegelaere, Iraklis I. Pipinos and George P. Casale
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2016 14:39
  20. Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) contribute to recanalization of deep vein thrombosis (DVT). This study aimed to detect miRNA expression profiles in EPCs from patients with DVT and characterize the role of ...

    Authors: Lingshang Kong, Nan Hu, Xiaolong Du, Wenbin Wang, Hong Chen, Wendong Li, Sen Wei, Hao Zhuang, Xiaoqiang Li and Chenglong Li
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2016 14:23
  21. Heart failure with ejection fraction (HFpEF) is a syndrome resulting from several co-morbidities in which specific mediators are unknown. The platelet proteome responds to disease processes. We hypothesize tha...

    Authors: Roseanne Raphael, Diana Purushotham, Courtney Gastonguay, Marla A. Chesnik, Wai-Meng Kwok, Hsiang-En Wu, Sanjiv J. Shah, Shama P. Mirza and Jennifer L. Strande
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2016 14:18
  22. Psoriasis patients exhibit an increased risk of atherothrombotic events, including myocardial infarction and stroke. Clinical evidence suggests that psoriasis patients with early onset and more severe disease ...

    Authors: Jackelyn B. Golden, Yunmei Wang, Yi Fritz, Doina Diaconu, Xiufen Zhang, Sara M. Debanne, Daniel I. Simon, Thomas S. McCormick and Nicole L. Ward
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2015 13:382
  23. XBP1 is a key transcription factor of the unfolded protein response in mammalian cells, which is involved in several cardiovascular pathological progression including cardiac hypertrophy and myocardial infarct...

    Authors: Quanlu Duan, Chen Chen, Lei Yang, Ni Li, Wei Gong, Sheng Li and Dao Wen Wang
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2015 13:363
  24. Gamma-glutamyltransferase (GGT) is a well-established independent risk factor for cardiovascular mortality related to atherosclerotic disease. Four GGT fractions have been identified in plasma, but only b-GGT ...

    Authors: Eugenia Belcastro, Maria Franzini, Silvana Cianchetti, Evelina Lorenzini, Silvia Masotti, Vanna Fierabracci, Angela Pucci, Alfonso Pompella and Alessandro Corti
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2015 13:325
  25. Inflammation mediated by nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) plays a critical role in the pathogenesis of hypertensive nephropathy (HN). Cytoskeletal remodelling is necessary for the activation of NF-κB. An actin-bindin...

    Authors: Quan-zhen Wang, Hai-qing Gao, Ying Liang, Jun Zhang, Jian Wang and Jie Qiu
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2015 13:323
  26. Methionine sulfoxide reductase A (MsrA) is a potent intracellular oxidoreductase and serves as an essential factor that protects cells against oxidative damage. However, therapeutic use of exogenous MsrA in ox...

    Authors: Yao Wu, Guanghui Xie, Yanyong Xu, Li Ma, Chuanfeng Tong, Daping Fan, Fen Du and Hong Yu
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2015 13:316
  27. Circulating microRNAs may represent novel markers for cardiovascular diseases. We evaluated whether circulating miRNAs served as potential biomarkers for diffuse myocardial fibrosis in patients with hypertroph...

    Authors: Lu Fang, Andris H. Ellims, Xiao-lei Moore, David A. White, Andrew J. Taylor, Jaye Chin-Dusting and Anthony M. Dart
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2015 13:314
  28. From a pharmacological perspective, readily-available, well-characterized animal models of cardiovascular disease, including relevant in vivo markers of atherosclerosis are important for evaluation of novel dr...

    Authors: Trine Pagh Ludvigsen, Rikke Kaae Kirk, Berit Østergaard Christoffersen, Henrik Duelund Pedersen, Torben Martinussen, Jonas Kildegaard, Peter M. H. Heegaard, Jens Lykkesfeldt and Lisbeth Høier Olsen
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2015 13:312
  29. Energy loss (EL) was regarded to be one of the key parameters in predicting the rupture risk of IA. In this paper, we took varied aspect ratio (AR) as a scaling law to create a series of longitudinal models to...

    Authors: Yunling Long, Jingru Zhong, Hongyu Yu, Huagang Yan, Zhizheng Zhuo, Qianqian Meng, Xinjian Yang and Haiyun Li
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2015 13:311
  30. Heart failure (HF) is characterized by a series of adaptive changes in energy metabolism. The use of metabolomics enables the parallel assessment of a wide range of metabolites. In this study, we appraised whe...

    Authors: Martino Deidda, Cristina Piras, Christian Cadeddu Dessalvi, Emanuela Locci, Luigi Barberini, Federica Torri, Federica Ascedu, Luigi Atzori and Giuseppe Mercuro
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2015 13:297
  31. Apelin is an endogenous ligand for the G protein-coupled receptor APJ. The association between apelin and cardiac modeling has been reported. However, if serum apelin affect the left ventricular hypertrophy (L...

    Authors: Lijun Ye, Fenghua Ding, Liang Zhang, Anna Shen, Huaguo Yao, Liehua Deng and Yuanlin Ding
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2015 13:290
  32. Berberine (BBR), as a new medicine for hyperlipidemia, can reduce the blood lipids in patients. Mechanistic studies have shown that BBR activates the extracellular-signal regulated kinase pathway by stabilizin...

    Authors: Xiao-Yang Li, Zhen-Xiong Zhao, Min Huang, Ru Feng, Chi-Yu He, Chao Ma, Shi-Heng Luo, Jie Fu, Bao-Ying Wen, Long Ren, Jia-Wen Shou, Fang Guo, Yangchao Chen, Xin Gao, Yan Wang and Jian-Dong Jiang
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2015 13:278
  33. The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between extracorporeal blood flow (EBF) and left ventricular (LV) performance during venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA ECMO) therapy.

    Authors: Petr Ostadal, Mikulas Mlcek, Andreas Kruger, Pavel Hala, Stanislav Lacko, Martin Mates, Dagmar Vondrakova, Tomas Svoboda, Matej Hrachovina, Marek Janotka, Hana Psotova, Svitlana Strunina, Otomar Kittnar and Petr Neuzil
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2015 13:266
  34. The renin-angiotensin system (RAS) has been implicated in atherosclerotic lesions and progression to chronic kidney diseases. We examined regulatory roles of angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) in the apoli...

    Authors: Hai-Yan Jin, Lai-Jiang Chen, Zhen-Zhou Zhang, Ying-Le Xu, Bei Song, Ran Xu, Gavin Y Oudit, Ping-Jin Gao, Ding-Liang Zhu and Jiu-Chang Zhong
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2015 13:255
  35. Metabolic derangement is a key hallmark of major traumatic injury. The recent introduction of mass spectrometry-based metabolomics technologies in the field of trauma shed new light on metabolic aberrations in...

    Authors: Angelo D’Alessandro, Annie L Slaughter, Erik D Peltz, Ernest E Moore, Christopher C Silliman, Matthew Wither, Travis Nemkov, Anthony W Bacon, Miguel Fragoso, Anirban Banerjee and Kirk C Hansen
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2015 13:253
  36. Inflammation is a key etiologic component in atherogenesis. Previously we demonstrated that adeno-associated virus (AAV) 2/8 gene delivery of Netrin1 inhibited atherosclerosis in the low density lipoprotein re...

    Authors: M Cao, S A Theus, K D Straub, J A Figueroa, L Mirandola, M Chiriva-Internati and P L Hermonat
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2015 13:235
  37. Febuxostat is a selective inhibitor of xanthine oxidase (XO). XO is a critical source of reactive oxygen species (ROS) during myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. Inhibition of XO is therapeutically e...

    Authors: Shulin Wang, Yunpeng Li, Xudong Song, Xianbao Wang, Cong Zhao, Aihua Chen and Pingzhen Yang
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2015 13:209
  38. Atherosclerosis (AS) presents characteristic of a chronic inflammatory disease in which both adaptive and innate immune cells play roles. Accumulating evidence has showed the impairment of natural killer (NK) ...

    Authors: Jin Zuo, Zhaoliang Shan, Lin Zhou, Jian Yu, Xiaopeng Liu and Yuan Gao
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2015 13:188
  39. Although the incidence of acute death related to coronary artery disease has decreased with the advent of new interventional therapies, myocardial infarction remains one of the leading causes of death in the U...

    Authors: Derek W Hanes, Maelene L Wong, C W Jenny Chang, Sterling Humphrey, J Kevin Grayson, Walter D Boyd and Leigh G Griffiths
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2015 13:187
  40. Recent experimental and clinical studies have indicated the cardioprotective role of sildenafil during ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. Sildenafil has been shown to attenuate postresuscitation myocardial dys...

    Authors: Qian Zhang, Guoxing Wang, Wei Yuan, Junyuan Wu, Miaomiao Wang and ChunSheng Li
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2015 13:177
  41. Jiangzhi Capsule is an Australian listed patented traditional Chinese medicine and has been used for management of lipid abnormalities over the past 10 years. To obtain a better understanding r...

    Authors: Yuanyang Zhao, Yongquan Pan, Yifan Yang, Robert Batey, Jianwei Wang and Yuhao Li
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2015 13:174
  42. We investigated whether attenuating dipeptidyl peptidase-IV (DPP4) enzyme activity protected rat heart from ischemia-reperfusion (IR) injury (40-min left anterior descending coronary artery ligation followed by 7...

    Authors: Sarah Chua, Fan-Yen Lee, Tzu-Hsien Tsai, Jiunn-Jye Sheu, Steve Leu, Cheuk-Kwan Sun, Yung-Lung Chen, Hsueh-Wen Chang, Han-Tan Chai, Chu-Feng Liu, Hung-I Lu and Hon-Kan Yip
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2014 12:357
  43. Aldosterone synthase inhibition provides the potential to attenuate both the mineralocorticoid receptor-dependent and independent actions of aldosterone. In vitro studies with recombinant human enzymes showed LCI...

    Authors: Joël Ménard, Dean F Rigel, Catherine Watson, Arco Y Jeng, Fumin Fu, Michael Beil, Jing Liu, Wei Chen, Chii-Whei Hu, Jennifer Leung-Chu, Daniel LaSala, Guiqing Liang, Sam Rebello, Yiming Zhang and William P Dole
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2014 12:340
  44. Glycated hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) has been used as an index of glycemic control in the management, guidance, and clinical trials of diabetic patients for the past 35 years. The aim of this study was to validate the...

    Authors: Piotr Ladyzynski, Piotr Foltynski, Marianna I Bak, Stanislawa Sabalinska, Janusz Krzymien and Jerzy Kawiak
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2014 12:328
  45. Steroid-induced osteonecrosis of the femoral head (steroid-induced ONFH) presents great challenges due to the various effects of steroids on multi-system pathways involved into osteoblast differentiation, oste...

    Authors: Yini Jiang, Yanqiong Zhang, Weiheng Chen, Chunfang Liu, Xiaomin Li, Danni Sun, Zhenli Liu, Ying Xu, Xia Mao, Qiuyan Guo and Na Lin
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2014 12:334

    The Correction to this article has been published in Journal of Translational Medicine 2021 19:208

  46. Acute, high-dose folic acid (FA) administration has recently been shown to possess unprecedented effective cardioprotection against ischaemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. Here we explore the translation potential...

    Authors: Coert J Zuurbier, Andre Heinen, Anneke Koeman, Roy Stuifbergen, Theodorus BM Hakvoort, Nina C Weber and Markus W Hollmann
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2014 12:325
  47. Our previous in vitro and clinical work has demonstrated anti-inflammatory effects of berberine (BBR), but the clinical application of BBR is limited by its poor bioavailability. Derivatives of BBR have been sugg...

    Authors: Junwen Chen, Jiatian Cao, Lu Fang, Bo Liu, Qing Zhou, Yinggang Sun, Yue Wang, Yigang Li and Shu Meng
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2014 12:326
  48. Hordeum vulgare L. (HV or barley) is used by traditional healers to treat various inflammatory and cardiovascular diseases, without the knowledge of pharmacologic rationale behind its actions. This study was des...

    Authors: Saima Gul, Sagheer Ahmed, Nurolaini Kifli, Qazi Tahir Uddin, Nafisa Batool Tahir, Abrar Hussain, Hawa ZE Jaafar, Marius Moga and Muhammad Zia-Ul-Haq
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2014 12:316
  49. Patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) are treated with vasodilators, including endothelin receptor antagonists (ERAs), phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE-5) inhibitors, soluble guanylyl cyclase activators,...

    Authors: Maria A Cavasin, Kimberly M Demos-Davies, Katherine B Schuetze, Weston W Blakeslee, Matthew S Stratton, Rubin M Tuder and Timothy A McKinsey
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2014 12:314

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