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Impaired aerobic exercise capacity and skeletal muscle dysfunction are associated with cardiometabolic diseases. Acute administration of capsaicin enhances exercise endurance in rodents, but the long-term effect of dietary capsaicin is unknown. The capsaicin receptor, the transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) cation channel has been detected in(More)
Brown adipose tissue (BAT) is an energy-expending organ that produces heat. Expansion or activation of BAT prevents obesity and diabetes. Chronic cold exposure enhances thermogenesis in BAT through uncoupling protein 1 (UCP1) activation triggered via a β-adrenergic pathway. Here, we report that the cold-sensing transient receptor potential melastatin 8(More)
Some plant-based diets lower the cardiometabolic risks and prevalence of hypertension. New evidence implies a role for the transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) cation channel in the pathogenesis of cardiometabolic diseases. Little is known about impact of chronic TRPV1 activation on the regulation of vascular function and blood pressure. Here we(More)
The angiotensin (Ang) II/Ang II receptor (ATR)-associated calcium signaling pathway is the major cause of ventricular remodelling in patients with congestive heart failure (CHF). However, the calcium-regulated proteinases responsible for Ang II-induced remodelling are not well understood. We investigated the profiles of the Ang II/ATR/calpain/calcineurin(More)
AIMS Activation of transient receptor potential vanilloid type-1 (TRPV1) channels may affect lipid storage and the cellular inflammatory response. Now, we tested the hypothesis that activation of TRPV1 channels attenuates atherosclerosis in apolipoprotein E knockout mice (ApoE(-/-)) but not ApoE(-/-)TRPV1(-/-) double knockout mice on a high-fat diet. (More)
Telmisartan shows antihypertensive and several pleiotropic effects that interact with metabolic pathways. In the present study we tested the hypothesis that telmisartan prevents adipogenesis in vitro and weight gain in vivo through activation of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR)-delta-dependent pathways in several tissues. In vitro,(More)
Perivascular adipose tissue (PVAT) is implicated in the regulation of vascular function in the physiological state, but the modulatory effect of PVAT on vasculature during obesity is poorly understood. Endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS), AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) and mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) participate in the regulation of(More)
AIM Sudden cardiac death is one of the most frequent causes of death at high altitude. It has been reported that the intermittent normobaric hypoxia experienced by patients with obstructive sleep apnea may enhance the development of atherosclerosis. However, the effect of hypobaric hypoxia, which mimics the ambient air at high altitude, in the development(More)
Clinical trials have shown that angiotensin II receptor blockers reduce the new onset of diabetes in hypertensives; however, the underlying mechanisms remain unknown. We investigated the effects of telmisartan on peroxisome proliferator activated receptor γ (PPAR-δ) and the adenosine monophosphate (AMP)-activated protein kinase (AMPK) pathway in cultured(More)
TNF-α inhibitor reportedly protects against myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (MI/R) injury. It can also increase Notch1 expression in inflammatory bowel disease, revealing the regulation of Notch1 signaling by TNF-α inhibitor. However, the interaction between TNF-α inhibitor and Notch1 signaling in MI/R remains unclear. This study aimed to determine the(More)