Jose L Martín-Ventura

Jose L Martín-Ventura
Fundación Jiménez Díaz | IIS-FJD · Vascular Research lab

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Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) remain the leading cause of mortality worldwide. The main cause underlying CVD is associated with the pathological remodeling of the vascular wall, involving several cell types, including endothelial cells, vascular smooth muscle cells, and leukocytes. Vascular remodeling is often related with the development of athero...
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Atherosclerosis is a chronic inflammatory disease of the arteries that can lead to thrombosis, infarction, and stroke and is the leading cause of mortality worldwide. Immunization of pro-atherogenic mice with malondialdehyde-modified low-density lipoprotein (MDA-LDL) neo-antigen is athero-protective. However, the immune response to MDA-LDL and the...
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(1) Background: Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the main cause of death in developed countries, being atherosclerosis, a recurring process underlying their apparition. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) modulate the expression of their targets and have emerged as key players in CVDs; (2) Methods: 18 miRNAs were selected (Pubmed and GEO database) for their possi...
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Background: Mineral metabolism (MM) system and N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-ProBNP) have been shown to add prognostic value in patients with stable coronary artery disease (SCAD). However, the influence of NT-ProBNP on the prognostic role of MM in patients with SCAD has not been shown yet. The objective of this study is to assess t...
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Funding Acknowledgements Type of funding sources: Public grant(s) – National budget only. Main funding source(s): Complemento II-CM La Caixa Aim Previous human and experimental studies have suggested a role of complement activation in abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). We recently described an increase in complement C5 levels in plasma of subjects w...
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Pathological vascular remodeling is the underlying cause of atherosclerosis and abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). Here, we analyzed the role of galectin-1 (Gal-1), a β-galactoside-binding protein, as a therapeutic target for atherosclerosis and AAA. Mice lacking Gal-1 (Lgals1-/-) developed severe atherosclerosis induced by pAAV/D377Y-mPCSK9 adenovir...
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Objective: Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is characterised by the presence of B cells and immunoglobulins in the aortic wall, mainly in the adventitia. Kappa (κ) and lambda (λ) free light chains (FLCs) are produced from B cells during immunoglobulin synthesis. This study investigated the presence and prognostic value of combined FLCs (cFLCs or su...
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Objective Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is the most prevalent cardiovascular (CV) condition globally. Despite the high CV risk of PAD patients, no reliable predictors of adverse clinical evolution are yet available. In this regard, previous transcriptomic analyses revealed increased expression of calprotectin (S100A8/A9) and lipocalin-2 (LCN2)...
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Background The goal of this study was to determine whether boosting mitochondrial respiration prevents the development of fatal aortic ruptures triggered by atherosclerosis and hypertension. Methods Ang-II (angiotensin-II) was infused in ApoE (Apolipoprotein E)-deficient mice fed with a western diet to induce acute aortic aneurysms and lethal rupt...
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Background Imaging of subclinical atherosclerosis improves cardiovascular risk prediction on top of traditional risk factors. However, cardiovascular imaging is not universally available. This work aims to identify circulating proteins that could predict subclinical atherosclerosis. Methods Hypothesis-free proteomics was used to analyze plasma fro...
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Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the first cause of death worldwide. In recent years, there has been great interest in the analysis of extracellular vesicles (EVs), including exosomes and microparticles, as potential mediators of biological communication between circulating cells/plasma and cells of the vasculature. Besides their activity as biol...
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Background Parathormone (PTH) is a component of the Mineral Metabolism (MM) system that has been shown recently to add prognostic value in pts. with stable coronary artery disease (SCAD) and average renal function. However, the influence of renal function on the prognostic role of PTH in pts. with SCAD has not been shown yet. Purpose To assess the...
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Background: Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the main cause of death in first world countries, being atherosclerosis, a recurring process underlying their apparition. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small non-coding RNAs that modulate the expression of their target proteins. Therefore, they have emerged as key players in diseases like cancer, diabetes, or...
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Background: Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the main cause of death in first world countries, being atherosclerosis, a recurring process underlying their apparition. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small non-coding RNAs that modulate the expression of their target proteins. Therefore, they have emerged as key players in diseases like cancer, diabetes, or...
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Resumen Introducción La parathormona (PTH) es un componente del metabolismo mineral (MM) que ha demostrado aportar valor pronóstico en los pacientes con cardiopatía isquémica crónica (CIC) y función renal preservada. Sin embargo, la influencia de la función renal en el papel pronóstico de la PTH en los pacientes con CIC aún no se ha demostrado. O...
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Atherosclerosis is a chronic inflammatory disease of the arteries that can lead to thrombosis, infarction and stroke and is the leading cause of mortality worldwide. Immunization of pro-atherogenic mice with malondialdehyde-modified low-density lipoprotein (MDA-LDL) neo-antigen is athero-protective. However, the immune response to MDA-LDL and the m...
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Atherosclerosis is a chronic inflammatory disease of the arteries that can lead to thrombosis, infarction and stroke and is the leading cause of mortality worldwide. Immunization of pro-atherogenic mice with malondialdehyde-modified low-density lipoprotein (MDA-LDL) neo-antigen is athero-protective. However, the immune response to MDA-LDL and the m...
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N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) plasma levels are increased in patients with cancer. In this paper, we test whether NT-proBNP may identify patients who are going to receive a future cancer diagnosis (CD) in the intermediate-term follow-up. We studied 962 patients with stable coronary artery disease and free of cancer and heart...
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High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) plays a protective role in abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA); however, recent findings suggest that oxidative modifications could lead to dysfunctional HDL in AAA. This study aimed at testing the effect of oxidized HDL on aortic lesions and humoral immune responses in a mouse model of AAA induced by elastase, and evalua...
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Background Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), a degenerative vascular pathology characterized by permanent dilation of the aorta, is considered a chronic inflammatory disease involving innate/adaptive immunity. However, the functional role of antibody-dependent immune response against antigens present in the damaged vessel remains unresolved. We hypo...
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The annexin superfamily consists of 12 proteins with a highly structural homology that binds to phospholipids depending on the availability of Ca²⁺-dependent. Different studies of overexpression, inhibition, or using recombinant proteins have linked the main function of these proteins to their dynamic and reversible binding to membranes. Annexins a...
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Aims: There are controversial data on the ability of the components of mineral metabolism (vitamin D, phosphate, parathormone [PTH], fibroblast growth factor-23 [FGF23], and klotho) to predict cardiovascular events. In addition, it is unknown whether they add any prognostic value to other well-known biomarkers. Methods and results: In 969 stable...
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Background: Marfan syndrome (MFS) is an autosomal dominant disorder of the connective tissue caused by mutations in the FBN1 gene encoding a large glycoprotein in the extracellular matrix called fibrillin-1. The major complication of this connective disorder is the risk to develop thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA). To date, no effective pharmacologica...
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Clinical data indicate that patients with C-reactive protein (CRP) levels higher than 2 mg per liter suffer from persistent inflammation, which is associated with high risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). We determined whether a panel of biomarkers associated with CVD could predict recurrent events in patients with low or persistent inflammation a...
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Resumen La superfamilia de anexinas está constituida por 12 proteínas con alta homología estructural que se unen a fosfolípidos de membrana de una manera dependiente de Ca²⁺. Diferentes estudios de sobreexpresión, inhibición o usando proteínas recombinantes han identificado que la función principal de estas proteínas está relacionada con su unión d...
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Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of mortality in the world, with most CVD-related deaths resulting from myocardial infarction or stroke. The main underlying cause of thrombosis and cardiovascular events is atherosclerosis, an inflammatory disease that can remain asymptomatic for long periods. There is an urgent need for therapeutic...
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Background N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) plasma levels are increased in patients with cancer. In this paper we test whether NT-proBNP may identify patients who are going to receive a future cancer diagnosis (CD) in the short term. Methods We studied 962 patients with stable coronary artery disease and free of cancer and heart...
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Background and purpose: Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a multifactorial disease characterized by chronic inflammation, oxidative stress and proteolytic activity in the aortic wall. Targeting JAK/signal transducer and activator of transcription (JAK/STAT) pathway is a promising strategy for chronic inflammatory diseases. We investigated the vas...
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Introduction Type-2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is associated with early and severe atherosclerosis. However, few biomarkers can predict cardiovascular events in this population. Methods We followed 964 patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), assessing at baseline galectin-3, monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) and N-terminal fragment of...
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Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a multifactorial disease characterized by chronic inflammation, oxidative stress, and proteolytic activity in the aortic wall. Targeting Janus kinase/signal transducer and activator of transcription (JAK/STAT) pathway is a promising strategy for chronic inflammatory diseases. We investigated the vasculoprotective...
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Our purpose was to assess a possible association of inflammatory, lipid and mineral metabolism biomarkers with coronary artery ectasia (CAE) and to determine a possible association of this with acute atherotrombotic events (AAT). We studied 270 patients who underwent coronary angiography during an acute coronary syndrome 6 months before. Plasma lev...
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As the main particulate component of the circulating blood, RBCs play major roles in physiological hemodynamics and impact all arterial wall pathologies. RBCs are the main determinant of blood viscosity, defining the frictional forces exerted by the blood on the arterial wall. This function is used in phylogeny and ontogeny of the cardiovascular (C...
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Atherosclerosis is an inflammatory disease characterized by the accumulation of macrophages in the vessel wall. Macrophages depend on their polarization to exert either pro‐inflammatory or anti‐inflammatory effects. Macrophages of the anti‐inflammatory phenotype express high levels of CD163, a scavenger receptor for the hemoglobin‐haptoglobin compl...
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Recent studies have raised the possibility of a role for lipoproteins, including high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDLc), in abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). The study was conducted in plasmas from 39 large size AAA patients (aortic diameter > 50 mm), 81 small/medium size AAA patients (aortic diameter between 30 and 50 mm) and 38 control subjec...
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Introduction: Type-2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is associated with early and severe atherosclerosis. However, few biomarkers can predict cardiovascular events in this population. Methods: We followed 964 patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), assessing plasma levels of galectin-3, monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1), and N-terminal fr...
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Background The mechanisms underlying early atherosclerotic plaque formation are not completely understood. Moreover, plasma biomarkers of subclinical atherosclerosis are lacking. Objectives The purpose of this study was to analyze the temporal and topologically resolved protein changes taking place in human aortas with early atherosclerosis to fin...
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Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the leading cause of mortality in Western countries. CVD include several pathologies, such as coronary artery disease, stroke, peripheral artery disease, and aortic aneurysm, among others. All of them are characterized by a pathological vascular remodeling in which inflammation plays a key role. Interaction between...
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High-density lipoproteins cholesterol (HDLc) levels are decreased in abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), which is hallmarked by autoimmunity and lipid aortic deposits. To investigate whether IgG anti-HDL antibodies were present in AAA and their potential association with clinical features, IgG anti-HDL and total IgG along with HDLc plasma levels were...
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Background and aim Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a degenerative disorder characterized by a localized and permanent dilation of the aorta. Pathological features of AAA include proteolysis, vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMC) apoptosis, oxidative stress and inflammation. Previous studies have demonstrated the role of innate and adaptive immunit...
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Introduction Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a multifactorial vascular disease characterized by chronic inflammation, oxidative stress and proteolytic activity in the aortic wall, which contribute to extracellular matrix degradation and aortic dilation. Altered expression and activation of Janus kinase/signal transducer and activator of transcri...
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Background: Tumor necrosis factor-like weak inducer of apoptosis (Tnfsf12; TWEAK) and its receptor Fibroblast growth factor-inducible 14 (Tnfrsf12a; Fn14) participate in the inflammatory response associated with vascular remodeling. However, the functional effect of TWEAK on vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) is not completely elucidated. Metho...
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Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a vascular pathology with a high rate of morbidity and mortality and a prevalence that, in men over 65 years, can reach around 8%. In this disease, usually asymptomatic, there is a progressive dilatation of the vascular wall that can lead to its rupture, a fatal phenomenon in more than 80% of cases. The treatment...
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Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) remain the major cause of morbidity and mortality in Europe. The clinical complications associated to arterial wall rupture involve intimal cap rupture in complicated atherosclerotic plaques and medial rupture in abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). The mechanisms underlying pathological vascular remodeling include lipid a...
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High-density lipoproteins (HDL) are a complex mixture of lipids and proteins with vasculoprotective properties. However, HDL components could suffer post-translational modifications (PTMs) under pathological conditions, leading to dysfunctional HDL. We studied whether HDL are modified in abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and the effect on HDL functio...
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Resumen El aneurisma de aorta abdominal (AAA) es una patología vascular con una elevada tasa de morbimortalidad y una prevalencia que, en varones de más de 65 años, puede alcanzar el 8%. En esta enfermedad, habitualmente asintomática, se produce una dilatación progresiva de la pared vascular que puede llevar a su rotura, un fenómeno mortal en más d...
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Objective—The ability of HDL (high-density lipoprotein) to promote macrophage cholesterol efflux is considered the main HDL cardioprotective function. Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is usually characterized by cholesterol accumulation and macrophage infiltration in the aortic wall. Here, we aim to evaluate the composition of circulating HDL partic...
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Background: Clinical complications associated with atherosclerotic plaques arise from luminal obstruction due to plaque growth or destabilization leading to rupture. We previously demonstrated that overexpression of insulin receptor isoform A (IRA) and insulin-like growth factor-I receptor (IGF-IR) confers a proliferative and migratory advantage t...
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Background and aims: Vascular calcification (VC) and atherosclerosis are associated with an increased cardiovascular morbimortality in chronic kidney disease (CKD). Osteoprotegerin (OPG) and osteopontin (OPN) are involved in both VC and CKD. Soluble tumor necrosis factor-like weak inducer of apoptosis (sTWEAK) has been related to cardiovascular di...
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Background: Animal models support dietary omega-3 fatty acids protection against abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), but clinical data are scarce. The sum of red blood cell proportions of the omega-3 eicosapentaenoic and docosahexaenoic acids, known as omega-3 index, is a valid surrogate for long-term omega-3 intake. We investigated the association b...
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Multiple epidemiological and prospective studies have established that high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDLc) is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD). However, pharmacological treatments focused on HDLc increase have failed to improve vascular protection, suggesting that high-density lipoprotein (HDL) functions other tha...