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Curr Atheroscler Rep ; 22(11): 64, 2020 09 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32870376

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PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Statins are first-line therapy for lowering low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol in familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), particularly in heterozygous patients. We review advances and new questions on the use of statins in FH. RECENT FINDINGS: Cumulative evidence from registry data and sub-analyses of clinical trials mandates the value of statin therapy for prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) in FH. Statins are safe in children and adolescents with FH, with longer term cardiovascular benefits. The potentially toxic effects of statins in pregnancy need to be considered, but no association has been reported in prospective cohort studies with birth defects. There is no rationale for discontinuation of statins in elderly FH unless indicated by adverse events. FH is undertreated, with > 80% of statin-treated FH patients failing to attain LDL cholesterol treatment targets. This may relate to adherence, tolerability, and genetic differences in statin responsiveness. Statin treatment from childhood may reduce the need for stringent cholesterol targets. Combination of statins with ezetimibe and PCSK9 inhibitors significantly improves the efficacy of treatment. Whether statin use could improve the clinical course of FH patients with COVID-19 and other respiratory infections remains an unsolved issue for future research. Statins are the mainstay for primary and secondary prevention of ASCVD in FH. Sustained long-term optimal statin treatment from an early age can effectively prevent ASCVD over decades of life. Despite their widespread use, statins merit further investigation in FH.


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Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Inibidores de Hidroximetilglutaril-CoA Redutases/farmacologia , Hiperlipoproteinemia Tipo II , Conduta do Tratamento Medicamentoso , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Anticolesterolemiantes/classificação , Anticolesterolemiantes/farmacologia , Betacoronavirus , Doenças Cardiovasculares/epidemiologia , Doenças Cardiovasculares/prevenção & controle , Humanos , Hiperlipoproteinemia Tipo II/tratamento farmacológico , Hiperlipoproteinemia Tipo II/epidemiologia , Pandemias
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N Engl J Med ; 383(8): 711-720, 2020 08 20.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32813947

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BACKGROUND: Homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia is characterized by premature cardiovascular disease caused by markedly elevated levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol. This disorder is associated with genetic variants that result in virtually absent (null-null) or impaired (non-null) LDL-receptor activity. Loss-of-function variants in the gene encoding angiopoietin-like 3 (ANGPTL3) are associated with hypolipidemia and protection against atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Evinacumab, a monoclonal antibody against ANGPTL3, has shown potential benefit in patients with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia. METHODS: In this double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase 3 trial, we randomly assigned in a 2:1 ratio 65 patients with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia who were receiving stable lipid-lowering therapy to receive an intravenous infusion of evinacumab (at a dose of 15 mg per kilogram of body weight) every 4 weeks or placebo. The primary outcome was the percent change from baseline in the LDL cholesterol level at week 24. RESULTS: The mean baseline LDL cholesterol level in the two groups was 255.1 mg per deciliter, despite the receipt of maximum doses of background lipid-lowering therapy. At week 24, patients in the evinacumab group had a relative reduction from baseline in the LDL cholesterol level of 47.1%, as compared with an increase of 1.9% in the placebo group, for a between-group least-squares mean difference of -49.0 percentage points (95% confidence interval [CI], -65.0 to -33.1; P<0.001); the between-group least-squares mean absolute difference in the LDL cholesterol level was -132.1 mg per deciliter (95% CI, -175.3 to -88.9; P<0.001). The LDL cholesterol level was lower in the evinacumab group than in the placebo group in patients with null-null variants (-43.4% vs. +16.2%) and in those with non-null variants (-49.1% vs. -3.8%). Adverse events were similar in the two groups. CONCLUSIONS: In patients with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia receiving maximum doses of lipid-lowering therapy, the reduction from baseline in the LDL cholesterol level in the evinacumab group, as compared with the small increase in the placebo group, resulted in a between-group difference of 49.0 percentage points at 24 weeks. (Funded by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals; ELIPSE HoFH ClinicalTrials.gov number, NCT03399786.).


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Proteínas Semelhantes a Angiopoietina/antagonistas & inibidores , Anticorpos Monoclonais/uso terapêutico , Anticolesterolemiantes/uso terapêutico , LDL-Colesterol/sangue , Hiperlipoproteinemia Tipo II/tratamento farmacológico , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Anticorpos Monoclonais/efeitos adversos , Anticorpos Monoclonais/sangue , Anticolesterolemiantes/efeitos adversos , Anticolesterolemiantes/sangue , Criança , Método Duplo-Cego , Feminino , Homozigoto , Humanos , Hiperlipoproteinemia Tipo II/sangue , Hiperlipoproteinemia Tipo II/genética , Infusões Intravenosas , Análise dos Mínimos Quadrados , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Mutação , Receptores de LDL/metabolismo , Adulto Jovem
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Head Face Med ; 16(1): 18, 2020 Aug 20.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32819403

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BACKGROUND: Frequently statins were administered to reduce the LDL-concentration in circulating blood. Especially simvastatin (SV) is an often prescribed statin. Pleiotropic effects of these drugs were reported. Thus, the aim of this study was to evaluate effects of SV on osteoblastic mineralization. METHODS: After informed consent primary osteoblasts were collected from tissue surplus after treatment of 14 individuals in the Department of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery, University Hospital Münster. The cells were passaged according to established protocols. Viability, mineralization capability and osteoblastic marker (alkaline phosphatase) were determined at day 9, 13 and 16 after adding various SV concentrations (0.05 µM, 0.1 µM, 0.5 µM, 1.0 µM). Statistical analysis was performed using the Kruskal-Wallis-test. RESULTS: The cell cultures showed a time and dose-dependent significantly decreased viability (p < 0.01) and a significantly increased mineralization (p < 0.01) in a late mineralization stage after adding SV. The typical alteration of the alkaline phosphatase (ALP) levels during osteogenic differentiation was not recognizable. CONCLUSIONS: The pleiotropic effects found for different SV concentrations were possibly originated from other mineralization pathways beside the ALP induced one. Additionally, possible alterations of protein expression levels during mineralization and investigation of possible deviating application of SV in other treatment fields can be considered after gaining a deeper insight in the affected mechanisms.


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Anticolesterolemiantes , Osteoblastos , Osteogênese , Sinvastatina , Adulto , Anticolesterolemiantes/efeitos adversos , Diferenciação Celular , Proliferação de Células , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Osteoblastos/efeitos dos fármacos , Osteogênese/efeitos dos fármacos , Sinvastatina/efeitos adversos
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Int J Clin Pharmacol Ther ; 58(10): 557-564, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32729822

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OBJECTIVE: Evolocumab, a human monoclonal antibody that binds to proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9), markedly reduces low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C). Here we characterize the pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, safety, and tolerability of evolocumab manufactured at a new site administered in healthy Chinese subjects. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This phase 1 study of a single subcutaneous 140-mg dose of evolocumab was conducted in healthy subjects of Chinese descent residing in Hong Kong. Subjects were followed through day 85. RESULTS: 20 subjects (all men) were enrolled. Mean (SD) age was 26.6 (8.5) years; baseline LDL-C was 2.4 (0.7) mmol/L. Mean (SD) evolocumab maximum serum concentration (Cmax) was 14.1 (5.0) µg/mL; area under the serum drug concentration-time curve from time 0 to time of last quantifiable concentration (AUClast) was 178 (80) day×µg/mL; AUC from time 0 to infinity (AUCinf) was 187 (80) day×µg/mL; terminal half-life was 5.95 (1.76) days; median time to reach Cmax (tmax) was 4.0 days. Maximum LDL-C decrease (-57.5%) was observed on day 15 and recovered to baseline by day 57. The most common adverse events (AEs) were nasal congestion (20%), oropharyngeal pain (15%), sneezing (15%), cough (10%), upper respiratory tract infection (10%), and diarrhea (10%). Most AEs were isolated incidences of mild severity, with no serious or treatment-related events. No anti-evolocumab antibodies were detected. CONCLUSION: A single 140-mg dose of evolocumab manufactured at the new site and administered in healthy Chinese subjects was associated with typical antibody pharmacokinetics, rapid and reversible decreases in LDL-C, and no new safety events.


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Anticorpos Monoclonais Humanizados/farmacologia , Anticolesterolemiantes , Voluntários Saudáveis , Hong Kong , Humanos , Masculino , Pró-Proteína Convertase 9 , Resultado do Tratamento
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Food Chem ; 332: 127372, 2020 Dec 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32615381

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The physicochemical and physiological properties of soluble dietary fiber (SDF) and insoluble dietary fiber (IDF) from bamboo shoots were investigated in present study. IDF showed better adsorption capacity than the corresponding SDF from the same species. Microstructure observation results indicated that the surface of IDF was porous, whereas the SDF was relatively flat and compact. The cholesterol-adsorption capacities of IDF and SDF from Fargesia spathacea were relatively higher than the other species. Both SDF and IDF from F. spathacea showed potential prebiotic effects, although the Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium promotion effects of SDF were relatively stronger than IDF. Compared with control, the concentration of total short chain fatty acids in IDF and SDF supplement groups were increased by 1.28 and 0.71 folds, respectively. These results suggested that F. spathacea dietary fibers with strong cholesterol-adsorption activity and prebiotic potential, could be used as a bioactive ingredient in functional foods production.


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Anticolesterolemiantes/química , Anticolesterolemiantes/farmacologia , Fibras na Dieta/farmacologia , Caules de Planta/química , Poaceae/química , Prebióticos , Fenômenos Químicos , Suplementos Nutricionais , Alimento Funcional/análise
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Life Sci ; 257: 118079, 2020 Sep 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32668326

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PURPOSE: Obesity affecting drug pharmacokinetics results in the risk of the therapeutic failure or toxic side effects of drugs increasing. Unfortunately, the pharmacokinetic data in obese patients still lack for majority of drugs. Therefore, our study principally investigated the effect of obesity induced by high fat-diet (HFD) on the pharmacokinetics of rosuvastatin and explored the underlying mechanism via the hepatic pregnane X receptor (Pxr)- organic anion transporting polypeptide 2 (Oatp2) signaling pathway and multidrug resistance-associated protein 2 (Mrp2) in rats. MAIN METHODS: Rats with obesity was induced by HFD for 4 weeks, and subsequently, the effect of obesity on the blood concentration, pharmacokinetic parameters and biliary excretion of rosuvastatin administrated intravenously and the hepatic uptake of rosuvastatin in the rat primary hepatocytes were evaluated. Additionally, in order to illuminate the underlying mechanism, the alterations of the mRNA expressions of Oatp2, Mrp2 and Pxr and the concentrations of lithocholic acid (LCA), glycine-LCA (GLCA) and taurine-LCA (TLCA) in liver were determined. KEY FINDINGS: The blood concentration of rosuvastatin that has great relationship with the muscle toxicity increased in rats with HFD-induced obesity, which could be principally ascribed to the decreased hepatic uptake of rosuvastatin that was mainly resulted from the inhibition of hepatic Pxr-Oatp2 pathway. SIGNIFICANCE: The decreased hepatic uptake of rosuvastatin causing the increase of the rosuvastatin concentration in blood under the condition of HFD-induced obesity provides a cue for clinicians to reduce the rosuvastatin dose for obese patients to avoid the occurrence risk of the muscle toxicity of rosuvastatin.


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Fígado/metabolismo , Obesidade/metabolismo , Transportadores de Ânions Orgânicos/metabolismo , Receptor de Pregnano X/metabolismo , Rosuvastatina Cálcica/farmacocinética , Transportadores de Cassetes de Ligação de ATP/metabolismo , Animais , Anticolesterolemiantes/farmacocinética , Dieta Hiperlipídica/efeitos adversos , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Masculino , Ratos , Ratos Wistar
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Am J Cardiol ; 128: 163-167, 2020 08 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32650914

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Proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) inhibitors are novel drugs that provide striking lowering of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) when added to maximum tolerated therapy in patients with hypercholesterolemia. Ceramides, novel cardiac risk markers, have been associated with increased cardiovascular mortality, independent of traditional cardiovascular risk factors. The Ceramide Risk Score (CRS) predicts the likelihood of adverse cardiovascular events within 1 to 3 years in patients with coronary artery disease. The effect of PCSK9 inhibition on plasma ceramides is not well known. The study examines the effect of PCSK9 inhibitors on plasma ceramides and CRS in patients with clinical indication for this therapy. Retrospective chart review of consecutive patients with hypercholesterolemia on PCSK9 inhibitors was conducted (n = 24; Mayo Clinic 2015 to 2018). Plasma ceramides were measured before the initiation of PCSK9 inhibitors and 2 to 12 months after treatment. CRS was calculated before and after therapy based on individual plasma concentrations of 4 ceramides. Treatment with PCSK9 inhibitors was associated with significant reduction in mean CRS and individual ceramides levels (p <0.0001). CRS significantly improved with PCSK9 therapy. PCSK9 inhibitors significantly decreased LDL-C levels by 63% (p <0.0001). The absolute reduction in CRS did not correlate with the absolute reduction in LDL-C (r = 0.31; confidence interval -0.10 to 0.64), indicating that CRS may evaluate a different pathway for risk reduction beyond LDL-C lowering. In conclusion, treatment with PCSK9 inhibitors is associated with significant reduction in CRS and distinct ceramide levels.


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Anticorpos Monoclonais Humanizados/uso terapêutico , Anticolesterolemiantes/uso terapêutico , Ceramidas/sangue , Hipercolesterolemia/tratamento farmacológico , Pró-Proteína Convertase 9/antagonistas & inibidores , 1-Alquil-2-acetilglicerofosfocolina Esterase/sangue , Idoso , Apolipoproteína A-I/sangue , Apolipoproteínas B/sangue , LDL-Colesterol/sangue , Feminino , Humanos , Hipercolesterolemia/sangue , Hiperlipoproteinemia Tipo II/sangue , Hiperlipoproteinemia Tipo II/tratamento farmacológico , Lipoproteína(a)/sangue , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estudos Retrospectivos , Resultado do Tratamento
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High Blood Press Cardiovasc Prev ; 27(4): 331-338, 2020 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32651891

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INTRODUCTION: Proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 inhibitors (PCSK9i) are proven to have profound lowering of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) in patients with clinical atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease or familial hypercholesterolemia. AIM: The primary purpose of this study was to evaluate PCSK9i utilization in older adults, with a focus on efficacy outcomes within 6 months of initiation. Secondary outcomes included tolerability, out-of-pocket expenses (OPE), and barriers to initiation of therapy. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective chart review of patients ≥ 65 years prescribed PCSK9i therapy by a pharmacist-run lipid clinic within a cardiology practice. RESULTS: A total of 136 older adults were prescribed PCSK9i therapy for a Food and Drug Administration-approved indication between September 2015 and March 2019 with 98 patients included in the analyses. In terms of efficacy, 51 patients who took ≥ 3 doses of PCSK9i with baseline and follow-up lipid panels were assessed. On average, LDL-C reduced by 60% (169-67 mg/dL, p < 0.001). For tolerability, 15 patients reported treatment-emergent side effects, resulting in 10 therapy discontinuations. For the cost analysis, 72 patients reported anticipated OPE for 1 month of therapy. Ultimately 17 patients were approved for manufacturer patient assistance with $0 OPE and 31 patients utilized insurance coverage to obtain therapy reporting a median OPE of $9 United States Dollars ($0-$450). The main barrier to initiation was high OPE. CONCLUSIONS: PCSK9i are effective at lowering LDL-C in older adults. Tolerability was high among patients without a history of statin intolerance. PCSK9i remain high-cost medications to both insurance companies and patients in terms of cost-sharing responsibilities.


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Anticolesterolemiantes/economia , Anticolesterolemiantes/uso terapêutico , Aterosclerose/tratamento farmacológico , Aterosclerose/economia , LDL-Colesterol/sangue , Custos de Medicamentos , Hiperlipoproteinemia Tipo II/tratamento farmacológico , Hiperlipoproteinemia Tipo II/economia , Pró-Proteína Convertase 9/antagonistas & inibidores , Inibidores de Serino Proteinase/economia , Inibidores de Serino Proteinase/uso terapêutico , Fatores Etários , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Anticolesterolemiantes/efeitos adversos , Aterosclerose/sangue , Aterosclerose/diagnóstico , Biomarcadores/sangue , Regulação para Baixo , Feminino , Gastos em Saúde , Humanos , Hiperlipoproteinemia Tipo II/sangue , Hiperlipoproteinemia Tipo II/diagnóstico , Seguro de Serviços Farmacêuticos/economia , Masculino , Pró-Proteína Convertase 9/metabolismo , Estudos Retrospectivos , Inibidores de Serino Proteinase/efeitos adversos , Fatores de Tempo , Resultado do Tratamento
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PLoS Med ; 17(7): e1003121, 2020 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32673317

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BACKGROUND: Bempedoic acid is a first-in-class lipid-lowering drug recommended by guidelines for the treatment of hypercholesterolemia. Our objective was to estimate its average effect on plasma lipids in humans and its safety profile. METHODS AND FINDINGS: We carried out a systematic review and meta-analysis of phase II and III randomized controlled trials on bempedoic acid (PROSPERO: CRD42019129687). PubMed (Medline), Scopus, Google Scholar, and Web of Science databases were searched, with no language restriction, from inception to 5 August 2019. We included 10 RCTs (n = 3,788) comprising 26 arms (active arm [n = 2,460]; control arm [n = 1,328]). Effect sizes for changes in lipids and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) serum concentration were expressed as mean differences (MDs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs). For safety analyses, odds ratios (ORs) and 95% CIs were calculated using the Mantel-Haenszel method. Bempedoic acid significantly reduced total cholesterol (MD -14.94%; 95% CI -17.31%, -12.57%; p < 0.001), non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (MD -18.17%; 95% CI -21.14%, -15.19%; p < 0.001), low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (MD -22.94%; 95% CI -26.63%, -19.25%; p < 0.001), low-density lipoprotein particle number (MD -20.67%; 95% CI -23.84%, -17.48%; p < 0.001), apolipoprotein B (MD -15.18%; 95% CI -17.41%, -12.95%; p < 0.001), high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (MD -5.83%; 95% CI -6.14%, -5.52%; p < 0.001), high-density lipoprotein particle number (MD -3.21%; 95% CI -6.40%, -0.02%; p = 0.049), and hsCRP (MD -27.03%; 95% CI -31.42%, -22.64%; p < 0.001). Bempedoic acid did not significantly modify triglyceride level (MD -1.51%; 95% CI -3.75%, 0.74%; p = 0.189), very-low-density lipoprotein particle number (MD 3.79%; 95% CI -9.81%, 17.39%; p = 0.585), and apolipoprotein A-1 (MD -1.83%; 95% CI -5.23%, 1.56%; p = 0.290). Treatment with bempedoic acid was positively associated with an increased risk of discontinuation of treatment (OR 1.37; 95% CI 1.06, 1.76; p = 0.015), elevated serum uric acid (OR 3.55; 95% CI 1.03, 12.27; p = 0.045), elevated liver enzymes (OR 4.28; 95% CI 1.34, 13.71; p = 0.014), and elevated creatine kinase (OR 3.79; 95% CI 1.06, 13.51; p = 0.04), though it was strongly associated with a decreased risk of new onset or worsening diabetes (OR 0.59; 95% CI 0.39, 0.90; p = 0.01). The main limitation of this meta-analysis is related to the relatively small number of individuals involved in the studies, which were often short or middle term in length. CONCLUSIONS: Our results show that bempedoic acid has favorable effects on lipid profile and hsCRP levels and an acceptable safety profile. Further well-designed studies are needed to explore its longer-term safety.


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Anticolesterolemiantes/uso terapêutico , Ácidos Dicarboxílicos/uso terapêutico , Ácidos Graxos/uso terapêutico , Hipercolesterolemia/tratamento farmacológico , Anticolesterolemiantes/efeitos adversos , Apolipoproteínas B/sangue , Colesterol/sangue , LDL-Colesterol/sangue , Ensaios Clínicos Fase II como Assunto , Ensaios Clínicos Fase III como Assunto , Ácidos Dicarboxílicos/efeitos adversos , Ácidos Graxos/efeitos adversos , Humanos , Hipercolesterolemia/sangue , Fragmentos de Peptídeos/sangue , Ensaios Clínicos Controlados Aleatórios como Assunto
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Artigo em Russo | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32678563

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Hyperlipidemia is the main risk factor for diseases caused by atherosclerosis including ischemic stroke. This publication provides practical recommendations and an algorithm for prescribing lipid-lowering therapy to post-ischemic stroke patients. The algorithm presents the steps for sequential administration of statins, ezetimibe, and PCSK9 inhibitors to achieve target levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol.


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Isquemia Encefálica , Acidente Vascular Cerebral , Anticolesterolemiantes , Isquemia Encefálica/tratamento farmacológico , Humanos , Inibidores de Hidroximetilglutaril-CoA Redutases , Pró-Proteína Convertase 9 , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/tratamento farmacológico
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Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars ; 48(4): 410-424, 2020 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-595169

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OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of plants used in the formulations of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), which were also used in clinical trials to treat patients with the novel coronavirus COVID-19, and to assess their effects on the cardiovascular system. METHODS: A literature review of PubMed, ResearchGate, ScienceDirect, the Cochrane Library, and TCM monographs was conducted and the effects of the plants on the cardiovascular system and the mechanisms of action in COVID-19 treatment were evaluated. RESULTS: The mechanism of action, cardiovascular effects, and possible toxicity of 10 plants frequently found in TCM formulations that were used in the clinical treatment of COVID-19 were examined. CONCLUSION: TCM formulations that had been originally developed for earlier viral diseases have been used in COVID-19 treatment. Despite the effectiveness seen in laboratory and animal studies with the most commonly used plants in these formulations, the clinical studies are currently insufficient according to standard operating procedures. More clinical studies are needed to understand the safe clinical use of traditional plants.


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Sistema Cardiovascular/efeitos dos fármacos , Infecções por Coronavirus/terapia , Medicamentos de Ervas Chinesas/uso terapêutico , Medicina Tradicional Chinesa , Pneumonia Viral/terapia , Animais , Antiarrítmicos/farmacologia , Antiarrítmicos/uso terapêutico , Antiarrítmicos/toxicidade , Anti-Inflamatórios/farmacologia , Anti-Inflamatórios/uso terapêutico , Anti-Inflamatórios/toxicidade , Anticolesterolemiantes/farmacologia , Anticolesterolemiantes/uso terapêutico , Anticolesterolemiantes/toxicidade , Anti-Hipertensivos/farmacologia , Anti-Hipertensivos/uso terapêutico , Anti-Hipertensivos/toxicidade , Antivirais/farmacologia , Antivirais/uso terapêutico , Antivirais/toxicidade , Bloqueadores dos Canais de Cálcio/farmacologia , Bloqueadores dos Canais de Cálcio/uso terapêutico , Bloqueadores dos Canais de Cálcio/toxicidade , Interações Medicamentosas , Medicamentos de Ervas Chinesas/farmacologia , Medicamentos de Ervas Chinesas/toxicidade , Humanos , Pandemias , Inibidores da Agregação de Plaquetas/farmacologia , Inibidores da Agregação de Plaquetas/uso terapêutico , Inibidores da Agregação de Plaquetas/toxicidade , Vasodilatadores/farmacologia , Vasodilatadores/uso terapêutico , Vasodilatadores/toxicidade
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Cell Mol Biol (Noisy-le-grand) ; 66(3): 221-229, 2020 Jun 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-603065

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It can be misleading to think that the new severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV2) which has a very strong mutation and adaptation capabilities, uses only the angiotensin-converting enzyme II (ACE2) pathway to reach target cells. Despite all the precautions taken, the pandemic attack continues and the rapid increase in the number of deaths suggest that this virus has entered the cell through different pathways and caused damage through different mechanisms. The main reason why the ACE2 pathway comes to the fore in all scientific studies is that this receptor is located at the entry point of basic mechanisms that provide alveolo-capillary homeostasis. SARS-CoV-2 has to use nuclear factor-κB (NF-kB), caveloae, clathrin, lipoxin, serine protease and proteasome pathways in addition to ACE2 to enter the target cell and initiate damage. For this reason, while new drug development studies are continuing, in order to be beneficial to patients in their acute period, it is imperative that we are able to come up with drugs that activate or inhibit these pathways and are currently in clinical use. It is also critical that we adopt these new pathways to the treatment of pregnant women affected by SARS-CoV-2, based on the scientific data we use to treat the general population.


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Betacoronavirus/metabolismo , Caveolina 1/metabolismo , Infecções por Coronavirus/metabolismo , Lipoxinas/metabolismo , NF-kappa B/metabolismo , Pneumonia Viral/metabolismo , Complicações Infecciosas na Gravidez/metabolismo , Complexo de Endopeptidases do Proteassoma/metabolismo , Bloqueadores do Receptor Tipo 1 de Angiotensina II/uso terapêutico , Anticolesterolemiantes/uso terapêutico , Sítios de Ligação , Infecções por Coronavirus/tratamento farmacológico , Infecções por Coronavirus/transmissão , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Descoberta de Drogas/métodos , Reposicionamento de Medicamentos/métodos , Feminino , Humanos , Transmissão Vertical de Doença Infecciosa/prevenção & controle , NF-kappa B/antagonistas & inibidores , Uso Off-Label , Pandemias , Peptidil Dipeptidase A/metabolismo , Pneumonia Viral/tratamento farmacológico , Pneumonia Viral/transmissão , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Gravidez , Complicações Infecciosas na Gravidez/virologia , Inibidores de Proteassoma/uso terapêutico , Serina Endopeptidases/metabolismo , Inibidores de Serino Proteinase/uso terapêutico , Internalização do Vírus
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Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars ; 48(4): 410-424, 2020 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32519978

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OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of plants used in the formulations of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), which were also used in clinical trials to treat patients with the novel coronavirus COVID-19, and to assess their effects on the cardiovascular system. METHODS: A literature review of PubMed, ResearchGate, ScienceDirect, the Cochrane Library, and TCM monographs was conducted and the effects of the plants on the cardiovascular system and the mechanisms of action in COVID-19 treatment were evaluated. RESULTS: The mechanism of action, cardiovascular effects, and possible toxicity of 10 plants frequently found in TCM formulations that were used in the clinical treatment of COVID-19 were examined. CONCLUSION: TCM formulations that had been originally developed for earlier viral diseases have been used in COVID-19 treatment. Despite the effectiveness seen in laboratory and animal studies with the most commonly used plants in these formulations, the clinical studies are currently insufficient according to standard operating procedures. More clinical studies are needed to understand the safe clinical use of traditional plants.


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Sistema Cardiovascular/efeitos dos fármacos , Infecções por Coronavirus/terapia , Medicamentos de Ervas Chinesas/uso terapêutico , Medicina Tradicional Chinesa , Pneumonia Viral/terapia , Animais , Antiarrítmicos/farmacologia , Antiarrítmicos/uso terapêutico , Antiarrítmicos/toxicidade , Anti-Inflamatórios/farmacologia , Anti-Inflamatórios/uso terapêutico , Anti-Inflamatórios/toxicidade , Anticolesterolemiantes/farmacologia , Anticolesterolemiantes/uso terapêutico , Anticolesterolemiantes/toxicidade , Anti-Hipertensivos/farmacologia , Anti-Hipertensivos/uso terapêutico , Anti-Hipertensivos/toxicidade , Antivirais/farmacologia , Antivirais/uso terapêutico , Antivirais/toxicidade , Bloqueadores dos Canais de Cálcio/farmacologia , Bloqueadores dos Canais de Cálcio/uso terapêutico , Bloqueadores dos Canais de Cálcio/toxicidade , Interações Medicamentosas , Medicamentos de Ervas Chinesas/farmacologia , Medicamentos de Ervas Chinesas/toxicidade , Humanos , Pandemias , Inibidores da Agregação de Plaquetas/farmacologia , Inibidores da Agregação de Plaquetas/uso terapêutico , Inibidores da Agregação de Plaquetas/toxicidade , Vasodilatadores/farmacologia , Vasodilatadores/uso terapêutico , Vasodilatadores/toxicidade
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Rev Med Liege ; 75(5-6): 386-391, 2020 May.
Artigo em Francês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32496685

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Over the past 10 years, meta-analyzes of statins, randomized clinical trials using ezetimibe and anti-PCSK9 antibodies, and Mendelian randomization studies have strengthened the central and causal role of LDL-c in the development of cardiovascular disease. The LDL-c target has been gradually lowered and to date there is no LDL-c threshold below which the benefit of the reduction disappears. The decrease in cardiovascular risk is proportional to the absolute reduction in the concentration of LDL-c regardless of the means by which this reduction is obtained. These data led to the formulation of new guidelines for the management of dyslipidemias relating in particular to a lowering of the LDL-c target and to the complementary use of ezetimibe and anti-PCSK9 antibodies after statins.


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Anticolesterolemiantes , Doenças Cardiovasculares , Dislipidemias , Inibidores de Hidroximetilglutaril-CoA Redutases , Anticolesterolemiantes/uso terapêutico , LDL-Colesterol , Dislipidemias/tratamento farmacológico , Ezetimiba , Humanos , Inibidores de Hidroximetilglutaril-CoA Redutases/uso terapêutico , Pró-Proteína Convertase 9/imunologia
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Cell Mol Biol (Noisy-le-grand) ; 66(3): 221-229, 2020 Jun 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32538775

RESUMO

It can be misleading to think that the new severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV2) which has a very strong mutation and adaptation capabilities, uses only the angiotensin-converting enzyme II (ACE2) pathway to reach target cells. Despite all the precautions taken, the pandemic attack continues and the rapid increase in the number of deaths suggest that this virus has entered the cell through different pathways and caused damage through different mechanisms. The main reason why the ACE2 pathway comes to the fore in all scientific studies is that this receptor is located at the entry point of basic mechanisms that provide alveolo-capillary homeostasis. SARS-CoV-2 has to use nuclear factor-κB (NF-kB), caveloae, clathrin, lipoxin, serine protease and proteasome pathways in addition to ACE2 to enter the target cell and initiate damage. For this reason, while new drug development studies are continuing, in order to be beneficial to patients in their acute period, it is imperative that we are able to come up with drugs that activate or inhibit these pathways and are currently in clinical use. It is also critical that we adopt these new pathways to the treatment of pregnant women affected by SARS-CoV-2, based on the scientific data we use to treat the general population.


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Betacoronavirus/metabolismo , Caveolina 1/metabolismo , Infecções por Coronavirus/metabolismo , Lipoxinas/metabolismo , NF-kappa B/metabolismo , Pneumonia Viral/metabolismo , Complicações Infecciosas na Gravidez/metabolismo , Complexo de Endopeptidases do Proteassoma/metabolismo , Bloqueadores do Receptor Tipo 1 de Angiotensina II/uso terapêutico , Anticolesterolemiantes/uso terapêutico , Sítios de Ligação , Infecções por Coronavirus/tratamento farmacológico , Infecções por Coronavirus/transmissão , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Descoberta de Drogas/métodos , Reposicionamento de Medicamentos/métodos , Feminino , Humanos , Transmissão Vertical de Doença Infecciosa/prevenção & controle , NF-kappa B/antagonistas & inibidores , Uso Off-Label , Pandemias , Peptidil Dipeptidase A/metabolismo , Pneumonia Viral/tratamento farmacológico , Pneumonia Viral/transmissão , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Gravidez , Complicações Infecciosas na Gravidez/virologia , Inibidores de Proteassoma/uso terapêutico , Serina Endopeptidases/metabolismo , Inibidores de Serino Proteinase/uso terapêutico , Internalização do Vírus
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Lancet Gastroenterol Hepatol ; 5(7): 649-657, 2020 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32389183

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BACKGROUND: An increasing percentage of potential organ donors are infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV). After transplantation from an infected donor, establishment of HCV infection in uninfected recipients is near-universal, with the requirement for post-transplant antiviral treatment. The aim of this study was to determine if antiviral drugs combined with an HCV entry blocker given before and for 7 days after transplant would be safe and reduce the likelihood of HCV infection in recipients of organs from HCV-infected donors. METHODS: HCV-uninfected organ recipients without pre-existing liver disease were treated with ezetimibe (10 mg; an HCV entry inhibitor) and glecaprevir-pibrentasvir (300 mg/120 mg) before and after transplantation from HCV-infected donors aged younger than 70 years without co-infection with HIV, hepatitis B virus, or human T-cell leukaemia virus 1 or 2. Recipients received a single dose 6-12 h before transplant and once a day for 7 days after surgery (eight doses in total). HCV RNA was assessed once a day for 14 days and then once a week until 12 weeks post-transplant. The primary endpoint was prevention of chronic HCV infection, as evidenced by undetectable serum HCV RNA at 12 weeks after transplant, and assessed in the intention-to-treat population. Safety monitoring was according to routine post-transplant practice. 12-week data are reported for the first 30 patients. The trial is registered on ClinicalTrials.gov, NCT04017338. The trial is closed to recruitment but follow-up is ongoing. FINDINGS: 30 patients (23 men and seven women; median age 61 years (IQR 48-66) received transplants (13 lung, ten kidney, six heart, and one kidney-pancreas) from 18 HCV-infected donors. The median donor viral load was 5·11 log10IU/mL (IQR 4·55-5·63) and at least three HCV genotypes were represented (nine [50%] donors with genotype 1, two [11%] with genotype 2, five [28%] with genotype 3, and two [11%] with unknown genotype). All 30 (100%) transplant recipients met the primary endpoint of undetectable HCV RNA at 12 weeks post-transplant, and were HCV RNA-negative at last follow-up (median 36 weeks post-transplant [IQR 25-47]). Low-level viraemia was transiently detectable in 21 (67%) of 30 recipients in the early post-transplant period but not after day 14. Treatment was well tolerated with no dose reductions or treatment discontinuations; 32 serious adverse events occurred in 20 (67%) recipients, with one grade 3 elevation in alanine aminotransferase (ALT) possibly related to treatment. Non-serious transient elevations in ALT and creatine kinase during the study dosing period resolved with treatment completion. Among the serious adverse events were two recipient deaths due to causes unrelated to study drug treatment (sepsis at 49 days and subarachnoid haemorrhage at 109 days post-transplant), with neither patient ever being viraemic for HCV. INTERPRETATION: Ezetimibe combined with glecaprevir-pibrentasvir given one dose before and for 7 days after transplant prevented the establishment of chronic HCV infection in recipients of different organs from HCV-infected donors. This study shows that an ultra-short course of direct-acting antivirals and ezetimibe can prevent the establishment of chronic HCV infection in the recipient, alleviating many of the concerns with transplanting organs from HCV-infected donors. FUNDING: Canadian Institutes of Health Research; the Organ Transplant Program, University Health Network.


Assuntos
Anticolesterolemiantes/uso terapêutico , Ezetimiba/uso terapêutico , Hepatite C Crônica/tratamento farmacológico , Hepatite C Crônica/prevenção & controle , Adulto , Idoso , Anticolesterolemiantes/administração & dosagem , Anticolesterolemiantes/efeitos adversos , Antivirais/administração & dosagem , Antivirais/efeitos adversos , Antivirais/uso terapêutico , Benzimidazóis/administração & dosagem , Benzimidazóis/efeitos adversos , Benzimidazóis/uso terapêutico , Canadá/epidemiologia , Esquema de Medicação , Combinação de Medicamentos , Quimioterapia Combinada , Ezetimiba/administração & dosagem , Ezetimiba/efeitos adversos , Feminino , Genótipo , Hepacivirus/genética , Hepatite C Crônica/virologia , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pirrolidinas/administração & dosagem , Pirrolidinas/efeitos adversos , Pirrolidinas/uso terapêutico , Quinoxalinas/administração & dosagem , Quinoxalinas/efeitos adversos , Quinoxalinas/uso terapêutico , Vírus de RNA/genética , Sulfonamidas/administração & dosagem , Sulfonamidas/efeitos adversos , Sulfonamidas/uso terapêutico , Doadores de Tecidos/estatística & dados numéricos , Transplantados/estatística & dados numéricos , Transplantes/virologia , Carga Viral/estatística & dados numéricos
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Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis ; 30(6): 996-1004, 2020 06 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32402582

RESUMO

BACKGROUND AND AIM: Protein convertase subtilisin kexin type 9 (PCSK-9) inhibitors demonstrated efficacy in cholesterol reduction and in the prevention of cardiovascular events. We evaluated changes in lipid profile and carotid stiffness in patients with familial hypercholesterolemia during 12 weeks of treatment with a PCSK-9 inhibitor, Evolocumab®. METHODS AND RESULTS: Patients with familial hypercholesterolemia starting a treatment with Evolocumab® were included. Total cholesterol (TC), low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), small dense LDL (assessed by LDL score) and carotid stiffness were evaluated before starting treatment with Evolocumab® and during 12 weeks of treatment. Twenty-five subjects were enrolled (52% males, mean age 51.5 years). TC and LDL-C were reduced of 38% and 52%, respectively during treatment, with LDL score reduced of 46.1%. In parallel, carotid stiffness changed from 8.8 (IQR: 7.0-10.4) m/sec to 6.6 (IQR: 5.4-7.5) m/sec, corresponding to a median change of 21.4% (p < 0.001), with a significant increase in carotid distensibility (from 12.1, IQR: 8.73-19.3 kPA-1 × 10-3 at T0 to 21.8, IQR: 16.6-31.8 kPA-1 × 10-3 at T12w) corresponding to a median change of 62.8% (p < 0.001). A multivariate analysis showed that changes in LDL score were independently associated with changes in carotid stiffness (ß = 0.429, p = 0.041). CONCLUSION: Small dense LDL reduction, as assessed by LDL score, is associated with changes in carotid stiffness in patients with familial hypercholesterolemia treated with Evolocumab®.


Assuntos
Anticorpos Monoclonais Humanizados/uso terapêutico , Anticolesterolemiantes/uso terapêutico , Doenças das Artérias Carótidas/tratamento farmacológico , Artéria Carótida Primitiva/efeitos dos fármacos , LDL-Colesterol/sangue , Hiperlipoproteinemia Tipo II/tratamento farmacológico , Rigidez Vascular/efeitos dos fármacos , Adulto , Idoso , Anticorpos Monoclonais Humanizados/efeitos adversos , Anticolesterolemiantes/efeitos adversos , Biomarcadores/sangue , Doenças das Artérias Carótidas/diagnóstico por imagem , Doenças das Artérias Carótidas/etiologia , Doenças das Artérias Carótidas/fisiopatologia , Artéria Carótida Primitiva/diagnóstico por imagem , Artéria Carótida Primitiva/fisiopatologia , Regulação para Baixo , Feminino , Humanos , Hiperlipoproteinemia Tipo II/sangue , Hiperlipoproteinemia Tipo II/complicações , Hiperlipoproteinemia Tipo II/diagnóstico , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estudos Prospectivos , Fatores de Tempo , Resultado do Tratamento
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J Lipid Res ; 61(7): 972-982, 2020 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32457038

RESUMO

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV)-2 has resulted in the death of more than 328,000 persons worldwide in the first 5 months of 2020. Herculean efforts to rapidly design and produce vaccines and other antiviral interventions are ongoing. However, newly evolving viral mutations, the prospect of only temporary immunity, and a long path to regulatory approval pose significant challenges and call for a common, readily available, and inexpensive treatment. Strategic drug repurposing combined with rapid testing of established molecular targets could provide a pause in disease progression. SARS-CoV-2 shares extensive structural and functional conservation with SARS-CoV-1, including engagement of the same host cell receptor (angiotensin-converting enzyme 2) localized in cholesterol-rich microdomains. These lipid-enveloped viruses encounter the endosomal/lysosomal host compartment in a critical step of infection and maturation. Niemann-Pick type C (NP-C) disease is a rare monogenic neurodegenerative disease caused by deficient efflux of lipids from the late endosome/lysosome (LE/L). The NP-C disease-causing gene (NPC1) has been strongly associated with viral infection, both as a filovirus receptor (e.g., Ebola) and through LE/L lipid trafficking. This suggests that NPC1 inhibitors or NP-C disease mimetics could serve as anti-SARS-CoV-2 agents. Fortunately, there are such clinically approved molecules that elicit antiviral activity in preclinical studies, without causing NP-C disease. Inhibition of NPC1 may impair viral SARS-CoV-2 infectivity via several lipid-dependent mechanisms, which disturb the microenvironment optimum for viral infectivity. We suggest that known mechanistic information on NPC1 could be utilized to identify existing and future drugs to treat COVID-19.


Assuntos
Anticolesterolemiantes/uso terapêutico , Antivirais/uso terapêutico , Betacoronavirus/efeitos dos fármacos , Infecções por Coronavirus/tratamento farmacológico , Peptídeos e Proteínas de Sinalização Intracelular/genética , Doença de Niemann-Pick Tipo C/tratamento farmacológico , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/tratamento farmacológico , Androstenos/uso terapêutico , Betacoronavirus/metabolismo , Betacoronavirus/patogenicidade , Colesterol/metabolismo , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Reposicionamento de Medicamentos/métodos , Humanos , Hidroxicloroquina/uso terapêutico , Peptídeos e Proteínas de Sinalização Intracelular/antagonistas & inibidores , Peptídeos e Proteínas de Sinalização Intracelular/metabolismo , Lisossomos/efeitos dos fármacos , Lisossomos/metabolismo , Lisossomos/virologia , Doença de Niemann-Pick Tipo C/genética , Doença de Niemann-Pick Tipo C/metabolismo , Doença de Niemann-Pick Tipo C/patologia , Peptidil Dipeptidase A/genética , Peptidil Dipeptidase A/metabolismo , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Ligação Proteica , Receptores Virais/antagonistas & inibidores , Receptores Virais/genética , Receptores Virais/metabolismo , Glicoproteína da Espícula de Coronavírus/genética , Glicoproteína da Espícula de Coronavírus/metabolismo
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Life Sci ; 254: 117756, 2020 Aug 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32389832

RESUMO

Polydatin (PD) is a monocrystalline metabolite from the underground parts of Polygonum cuspidatum Sieb. et Zucc., a member of the Polygonaceae family, which has been traditionally used in Asian countries as both foodstuffs and medicine. PD, also reckoned as pieceid, 3,4',5-trihydroxystilbene-3-ß-D-glucoside, (E)-piceid, (E)-polydatin, and trans-polydatin. It possesses potent biological activities i.e. analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic, anticancer, and anti-atherosclerotic properties. The initial part of this report specifically explains distinct sequential mechanisms underlying the initiation and development of atherosclerotic plaques and later part deals with the pharmacological efficacy of PD in the management of major cardiac event i.e. atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases (ASCVD) via modulation of a set of molecular mechanisms i.e. antioxidant potential, lipid and lipoprotein metabolism including total cholesterol (TC) and low density lipoprotein (LDL) levels, ß-hydroxy-ß-methyl-glutaryl-CoA reductase (HMG-R) expression and functionality, SIRT signalling, LDL-receptor (LDL-R), LDL oxidation status (Ox-LDL), effects on endothelial cells (ECs), smooth muscle cells (SMCs), macrophage, foam cell formation and plaque stabilization, inflammatory signalling pathways and hypertension. In contrast, one of the major insight into the potential cardioprotective molecular mechanism is the PD-mediated targeting of proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type-9 (PCSK-9) and LDL-R pathway, both at transcriptional and protein functional level, which makes it a better alternative therapeutic medicinal candidate to treat hypercholesterolemia, especially for the patients facing inadequate lipid lowering with classical HMG-R inhibitors (statins) and statin intolerance. Finally, to sum up the whole, we concluded that PD may be promoted from alternative to mainstream medicine in targeting risk factors mediated ASCVD.


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Aterosclerose/tratamento farmacológico , Glucosídeos/farmacologia , Estilbenos/farmacologia , Anticolesterolemiantes/uso terapêutico , LDL-Colesterol/metabolismo , Células Endoteliais/metabolismo , Fallopia japonica/metabolismo , Glucosídeos/uso terapêutico , Humanos , Inibidores de Hidroximetilglutaril-CoA Redutases/uso terapêutico , Hipercolesterolemia/tratamento farmacológico , Hiperlipidemias/tratamento farmacológico , Lipoproteínas LDL , Placa Aterosclerótica/tratamento farmacológico , Receptores de LDL/metabolismo , Fatores de Risco , Estilbenos/uso terapêutico
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