著者
Hirofumi Tsuru Hidekazu Ishida Jun Narita Ryo Ishii Hidehiro Suginobe Yoichiro Ishii Renjie Wang Shigetoyo Kogaki Masaki Taira Takayoshi Ueno Yohei Miyashita Hidetaka Kioka Yoshihiro Asano Yoshiki Sawa Keiichi Ozono
出版者
The Japanese Circulation Society
雑誌
Circulation Journal (ISSN:13469843)
巻号頁・発行日
vol.85, no.5, pp.677-686, 2021-04-23 (Released:2021-04-23)
参考文献数
38
被引用文献数
7

Background:Restrictive cardiomyopathy (RCM) is characterized by impaired ventricular relaxation. Although several mutations were reported in some patients, no mutations were identified in cardiomyocyte expressing genes of other patients, indicating that pathological mechanisms underlying RCM could not be determined by cardiomyocytes only. Cardiac fibroblasts (CFs) are a major cell population in the heart; however, the pathological roles of CFs in cardiomyopathy are not fully understood.Methods and Results:This study established 4 primary culture lines of CFs from RCM patients and analyzed their cellular physiology, the effects on the contraction and relaxation ability of healthy cardiomyocytes under co-culture with CFs, and RNA sequencing. Three of four patients hadTNNI3mutations. There were no significant alterations in cell proliferation, apoptosis, migration, activation, and attachment. However, when CFs from RCM patients were co-cultured with healthy cardiomyocytes, the relaxation velocity of cardiomyocytes was significantly impaired both under direct and indirect co-culture conditions. RNA sequencing revealed that gene expression profiles of CFs in RCM were clearly distinct from healthy CFs. The differential expression gene analysis identified that several extracellular matrix components and cytokine expressions were dysregulated in CFs from RCM patients.Conclusions:The comprehensive gene expression patterns were altered in RCM-derived CFs, which deteriorated the relaxation ability of cardiomyocytes. The specific changes in extracellular matrix composition and cytokine secretion from CFs might affect pathological behavior of cardiomyocytes in RCM.
著者
Hiroki Hata Toru Kuratani Takashi Shibuya Koichi Toda Takayoshi Ueno Shigeru Miyagawa Yasushi Yoshikawa Kazuo Shimamura Keiwa Kin Daisuke Yoshioka Masaki Taira Koichi Maeda Keitaro Domae Yoshiki Sawa
出版者
The Japanese Circulation Society
雑誌
Circulation Journal (ISSN:13469843)
巻号頁・発行日
pp.CJ-18-0687, (Released:2018-06-28)
参考文献数
12

The 82nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Japanese Circulation Society was held in Osaka, Japan, on March 23–25, 2018, when the cherry blossoms were just opening everywhere around the venue. This was the 5th Annual Scientific Meeting of JCS in which a cardiovascular surgeon served as Congress Chairperson. The main theme of this meeting was “Futurability: Pioneering the Future of Circulatory Medicine”. The word, futurability, is a neologism of future ability, because we now have to contemplate what constitutes the essence of cardiovascular medicine, how it should develop as medicine for future generations, and how its ability should be displayed. The meeting was favored by splendid weather and the number of participants was recorded as being higher than 18,700. There were heated and profound discussions about the “futurability” of cardiology, cardiovascular surgery, and heart team medical care as well, in every session. The meeting was successfully completed and we sincerely appreciate the great cooperation and support from all affiliates.