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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351577/effects-of-excess-thromboxane-a2-on-placental-development-and-nutrient-transporters-in-a-mus-musculus-model-of-fetal-growth-restriction
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Karen J Gibbins, Katherine N Gibson-Corley, Ashley S Brown, Matthew Wieben, Richard C Law, Camille M Fung
Hypertensive disease of pregnancy (HDP) with placental insufficiency is the most common cause of fetal growth restriction (FGR) in the developed world. Despite the known negative consequences of HDP both to the mother and fetus, little is known about the longitudinal placental changes that occur as HDP progresses in pregnancy. This is because longitudinal sampling of human placentae during each gestation is impossible. Therefore, using a mouse model of thromboxane A2-analog infusion to mimic human HDP in the last trimester, we calculated placental efficiencies based on fetal and placental weights, quantified spongiotrophoblast and labyrinth thicknesses and vascular density within these layers, examined whether hypoxia signaling pathway involving vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGFA) and its receptors (VEGFR1, VEGFR2) and matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) contributed to vascular change, and examined nutrient transporter abundance including glucose transporters 1 and 3 (GLUT1, GLUT3), neutral amino acid transporters 1, 2, and 4 (SNAT1, SNAT2, and SNAT4), fatty acid transporters 2 and 4 (FATP2, FATP4) and fatty acid translocase (CD36) from embryonic day 15...
January 17, 2018: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351417/zinc-regulates-vascular-endothelial-activities-through-zinc-sensing-receptor-znr-gpr39
#2
Donghui Zhu, Yingchao Su, Yufeng Zheng, Bingmei M Fu, Liping Tang, Yi-Xian Qin
Zn2+ is an essential element for cell survival/growth, and its deficiency is linked to many disorders. Extracellular Zn2+ concentration changes participate in modulating fundamental cellular processes such as proliferation, secretion, ion transport, and cell signal transduction in a mechanism that is not well understood. Here, we hypothesize that the Zn-sensing receptor ZnR/GPR39, found in tissues where dynamic Zn2+ homeostasis takes place, enables extracellular Zn2+ to trigger intracellular signaling pathways regulating key cell functions in vascular cells...
December 13, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351359/cyr61-ccn1-regulates-sclerostin-levels-and-bone-maintenance
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Gexin Zhao, Bau-Lin Huang, Diana Rigueur, Weiguang Wang, Chimay Bhoot, Kemberly R Charles, Jongseung Baek, Subburaman Mohan, Jie Jiang, Karen M Lyons
CYR61/CCN1 is a matricellular protein that resides in the extracellular matrix, but serves regulatory rather than structural roles. CYR61/CCN1 is found in mineralized tissues and has been shown to influence bone healing in vivo and osteogenic differentiation in vitro. In this study we generated Cyr61 bone specific knockout mice to examine the physiological role of CYR61/CCN1 in bone development and maintenance in vivo. Extensive analysis of Cyr61 conditional knockout mice showed a significant decrease in both trabecular and cortical bone mass as compared to WT littermate...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340882/circulating-small-sized-endothelial-microparticles-as-predictors-of-clinical-outcome-after-chemotherapy-for-breast-cancer-an-exploratory-analysis
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Elisa García Garre, Ginés Luengo Gil, Silvia Montoro García, Enrique Gonzalez Billalabeitia, Marta Zafra Poves, Elena García Martinez, Vanessa Roldán Schilling, Esther Navarro Manzano, Alejandra Ivars Rubio, Gregory Y H Lip, Francisco Ayala de la Peña
PURPOSE: Therapeutic exploitation of angiogenesis in breast cancer has been limited by the lack of reliable biomarkers. Circulating small-sized endothelial microparticles (sEMP) are likely to play a significant role as messengers of angiogenesis. Higher levels of EMP have been observed in cancer patients, but their prognostic value in breast cancer is unknown. Our aim was to determine the value of circulating sEMP as a marker of response to chemotherapy in breast cancer. METHODS: We included patients with breast cancer treated with neoadjuvant or first-line chemotherapy...
January 16, 2018: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327447/itraq-based-proteomic-analysis-explore-the-influence-of-hypoxia-on-the-proteome-of-dental-pulp-stem-cells-under-3d-culture
#5
Lei Dou, Qifang Yan, Panpan Liang, Pengfei Zhou, Yan Zhang, Ping Ji
Various approaches are used to improve the efficacy of mesenchymal stem cells(MSCs) therapy. Hypoxic preconditioning is one of the most commonly-applied strategy prior to MSCs transplantation for enhancing the therapeutic effect. Identifying the effect of hypoxic preconditioning is helpful for better application. However, the influence of hypoxia on dental tissue derived MSCs cultured in 3D was lacking. Thus, this present study is to investigate the gene expression and proteome of dental pulp stem cells(DPSCs) after hypoxic preconditioning...
January 12, 2018: Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299120/hif-1%C3%AE-contributes-to-hypoxia-adaptation-of-the-naked-mole-rat
#6
Bang Xiao, Shiyong Wang, Guoshi Yang, Xiaoxi Sun, Shanmin Zhao, Lifang Lin, Jishuai Cheng, Wenjing Yang, Wei Cong, Wei Sun, Guanghan Kan, Shufang Cui
Background/Aims: Naked mole rats (NMRs) spend their lives in burrow systems containing very low levels of oxygen, indicating long-term hypoxic exposure, and suggesting that pathological changes caused by hypoxia are attenuated or absent in this hypoxia-tolerant species. The mechanisms underlying NMRs hypoxia tolerance remain poorly understood. In this study, we explored whether hypoxia inducible factor 1α (HIF-1α), and vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGFA) play a role in NMRs adaption to hypoxia...
December 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295562/oncomirs-expression-profiling-in-uterine-leiomyosarcoma-cells
#7
Bruna Cristine de Almeida, Natalia Garcia, Giovana Maffazioli, Laura Gonzalez Dos Anjos, Edmund Chada Baracat, Katia Candido Carvalho
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small non-coding RNAs that act as regulators of gene expression at the post-transcriptional level. They play a key role in several biological processes. Their abnormal expression may lead to malignant cell transformation. This study aimed to evaluate the expression profile of 84 miRNAs involved in tumorigenesis in immortalized cells of myometrium (MM), uterine leiomyoma (ULM), and uterine leiomyosarcoma (ULMS). Specific cell lines were cultured and qRT-PCR was performed. Thirteen miRNAs presented different expression profiles in ULM and the same thirteen in ULMS compared to MM...
December 25, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290970/single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-as-prognostic-and-predictive-biomarkers-in-renal-cell-carcinoma
#8
Carmen Garrigós, Marta Espinosa, Ana Salinas, Ignacio Osman, Rafael Medina, Miguel Taron, Sonia Molina-Pinelo, Ignacio Duran
Despite major advances in the knowledge of the molecular basis of renal cell carcinoma, prognosis is still defined using clinical and pathological parameters. Moreover, no valid predictive biomarkers exist to help us selecting the best treatment for each patient. With these premises, we aimed to analyse the expression and to determine the prognostic and predictive value of 64 key single nucleotide polymorphisms in 18 genes related with angiogenesis or metabolism of antiangiogenics in two cohorts of patients with localized and advanced renal cell cancer treated at our institution...
December 5, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285265/role-of-vegfa-gene-polymorphisms-in-colorectal-cancer-patients-who-treated-with-bevacizumab
#9
Wei Cui, Feng Li, Qiang Yuan, Gang Chen, Cailing Chen, Bo Yu
Objectives: This study aimed to explore the effects of vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGFA) gene polymorphisms (rs699947 and rs833061) on Bevacizumab (BEV) treatment in colorectal cancer (CRC) patients. Methods: 125 CRC cases receiving BEV plus FOLFIRI treatment were recruited in this study. VEGFA polymorphisms were genotyped using polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) method. Correlation of VEGFA gene polymorphisms with the response rate and progression free survival (PFS) was evaluated...
December 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284454/the-effect-of-low-intensity-shockwave-treatment-li-swt-on-human-myoblasts-and-mouse-skeletal-muscle
#10
Lise K Hansen, Henrik D Schrøder, Lars Lund, Karthikeyan Rajagopal, Vrisha Maduri, Jeeva Sellathurai
BACKGROUND: Transplanting myogenic cells and scaffolds for tissue engineering in skeletal muscle have shown inconsistent results. One of the limiting factors is neovascularization at the recipient site. Low intensity shockwave therapy (Li-SWT) has been linked to increased tissue regeneration and vascularization, both integral to survival and integration of transplanted cells. This study was conducted to demonstrate the response of myoblasts and skeletal muscle to Li-SWT. METHOD: Primary isolated human myoblasts and explants were treated with low intensity shockwaves and subsequently cell viability, proliferation and differentiation were tested...
December 29, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284120/colorimetric-immunoassays-for-the-screening-and-specificity-evaluation-of-molecules-disturbing-vegfs-vegfrs-interactions
#11
Laura Trapiella-Alfonso, Sylvain Broussy, Wang-Qing Liu, Michel Vidal, Edouard Lecarpentier, Vassilis Tsatsaris, Nathalie Gagey-Eilstein
Angiogenesis and its involved proteins, particularly Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) family and VEGF receptors (VEGFRs), have been considered as a target of therapeutic interest for numerous inflammatory and vascular diseases. Acting on this biological process through interaction with VEGFs or VEGFRs has received considerable attention. Indeed, VEGFs and VEGFRs are currently targeted by drugs such as monoclonal antibodies. The feasibility of a therapeutic strategy based on blocking the VEGF/VEGFR interaction by using ligands "other-than-biologics" is also explored...
December 25, 2017: Analytical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274477/intrafibrillar-silicified-collagen-scaffold-promotes-in-situ-bone-regeneration-by-activating-the-monocyte-p38-signaling-pathway
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Jin-Long Sun, Kai Jiao, Qun Song, Chu-Fan Ma, Chao Ma, Franklin R Tay, Li-Na Niu, Ji-Hua Chen
Intrafibrillar silicified collagen scaffold (SCS) is a promising biomaterial for bone regeneration because it promotes cell homing and angiogenesis in bone defects via monocyte modulation. In the present study, a rat femoral defect model was used to examine the contribution of monocyte signaling pathways to SCS modulation. Activation of the monocyte p38 signaling pathway by SCS resulted in monocyte differentiation into TRAP-positive mononuclear cells. These cells demonstrated increased secretion of SDF-1α, VEGFa and PDGF-BB, which, in turn, promoted homing of bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs) and endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs), as well as local vascularization...
December 20, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259020/genetic-risk-factors-for-late-age-related-macular-degeneration-in-india
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Anand Rajendran, Pankaja Dhoble, Periasamy Sundaresan, Vijayan Saravanan, Praveen Vashist, Dorothea Nitsch, Liam Smeeth, Usha Chakravarthy, Ravilla D Ravindran, Astrid E Fletcher
BACKGROUND/AIMS: There are limited data from India on genetic variants influencing late age-related macular degeneration (AMD). We have previously reported associations from a population-based study in India (the India age-related eye disease study (INDEYE)) of early AMD and single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in ARMS2/HTRA1 and no association with CFH, C2 or CFB. Late AMD cases were too few for meaningful analyses. We aimed to investigate SNPs for late AMD through case enrichment and extend the loci for early AMD...
December 19, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258882/transcriptome-comparison-of-meniscus-from-patients-with-and-without-osteoarthritis
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Robert H Brophy, Bo Zhang, Lei Cai, Rick W Wright, Linda J Sandell, Muhammad Farooq Rai
OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of osteoarthritis (OA) on the meniscus by comparing transcripts and biological processes in the meniscus between patients with and without OA. DESIGN: RNA microarrays were used to identify transcripts differentially expressed (DE) in meniscus obtained from 12 OA and 12 non-OA patients. The non-OA specimens were obtained at the time of arthroscopic partial meniscectomy (APM). Real-time PCR was performed on selected transcripts. Biological processes and gene-networking was examined computationally...
December 16, 2017: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251369/association-of-polymorphism-in-the-vegfa-gene-3-utr-936t-c-with-susceptibility-to-biliary-atresia-in-a-southern-chinese-han-population
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Fei Liu, Jixiao Zeng, Deli Zhu, Ruizhong Zhang, Xiaogang Xu, Mengmeng Wang, Yan Zhang, Huimin Xia, Zhichun Feng
BACKGROUND: Biliary atresia (BA) is a neonatal disease characterized by chronic inflammation of the bile ducts and progressive aggravation of jaundice, but with a poor prognosis and high mortality. The etiology of BA is still uncertain which may be related to gene defect, virus infection, immune disorder, gene polymorphism. As a proinflammatory cytokine, VEGFA gene polymorphism (rs3025039) has been shown to be related to the pathogenesis of BA in Taiwanese population. METHODS: We investigated the association between VEGFA gene polymorphism (rs3025039) and BA susceptibility using the largest case-control cohort, totaling with 506 BA patients and 1473 healthy controls in a Southern Chinese Han population...
December 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251334/niclosamide-acts-as-a-new-inhibitor-of-vasculogenic-mimicry-in-oral-cancer-through-upregulation-of-mir-124-and-downregulation-of-stat3
#16
Xiaoxu Li, Zhicheng Yang, Zewen Han, Yanhui Wen, Zeyun Ma, Yixiang Wang
Tumors require nutrients and oxygen for growth and metastasis. Vasculogenic mimicry (VM) has been found as a new manner of blood supply, which is characterized as the formation of tumor cell-lined vessels instead of endothelial vessels. This is why angiogenesis agents targeted to endothelial cells show a limited efficacy. Up to this point, there is no effective drug reported for inhibiting VM formation. Niclosamide is an oral anti-helminthic drug used to treat human tapeworms. Recent studies have indicated that niclosamide has broad applications for cancer and other diseases...
February 2018: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246327/in%C3%A2-vivo-knockout-of-the-vegfa-gene-by-lentiviral-delivery-of-crispr-cas9-in-mouse-retinal-pigment-epithelium-cells
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Andreas Holmgaard, Anne Louise Askou, Josephine Natalia Esther Benckendorff, Emil Aagaard Thomsen, Yujia Cai, Toke Bek, Jacob Giehm Mikkelsen, Thomas J Corydon
Virus-based gene therapy by CRISPR/Cas9-mediated genome editing and knockout may provide a new option for treatment of inherited and acquired ocular diseases of the retina. In support of this notion, we show that Streptococcus pyogenes (Sp) Cas9, delivered by lentiviral vectors (LVs), can be used in vivo to selectively ablate the vascular endothelial growth factor A (Vegfa) gene in mice. By generating LVs encoding SpCas9 targeted to Vegfa, and in parallel the fluorescent eGFP marker protein, we demonstrate robust knockout of Vegfa that leads to a significant reduction of VEGFA protein in transduced cells...
December 15, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242937/paclitaxel-with-and-without-pazopanib-for-persistent-or-recurrent-ovarian-cancer-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#18
Debra L Richardson, Michael W Sill, Robert L Coleman, Anil K Sood, Michael L Pearl, Siobhan M Kehoe, Michael E Carney, Parviz Hanjani, Linda Van Le, Xun C Zhou, Angeles Alvarez Secord, Heidi J Gray, Lisa M Landrum, Heather A Lankes, Wei Hu, Carol Aghajanian
Importance: Ovarian cancer is the leading cause of gynecologic cancer deaths in the United States. Pazopanib is an oral, multitarget kinase inhibitor of vascular endothelial growth factor receptors 1, 2, and 3; platelet-derived growth factor receptors α and β; and proto-oncogene receptor tyrosine kinase (c-KIT). Objective: To estimate the progression-free survival (PFS) hazard ratio (HR) of weekly paclitaxel and pazopanib compared with weekly paclitaxel and placebo in women with recurrent ovarian cancer...
December 14, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233575/midkine-controls-arteriogenesis-by-regulating-the-bioavailability-of-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-a-and-the-expression-of-nitric-oxide-synthase-1-and-3
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Thomas Lautz, Manuel Lasch, Julia Borgolte, Kerstin Troidl, Judith-Irina Pagel, Amelia Caballero-Martinez, Eike Christian Kleinert, Barbara Walzog, Elisabeth Deindl
Midkine is a pleiotropic factor, which is involved in angiogenesis. However, its mode of action in this process is still ill defined. The function of midkine in arteriogenesis, the growth of natural bypasses from pre-existing collateral arteries, compensating for the loss of an occluded artery has never been investigated. Arteriogenesis is an inflammatory process, which relies on the proliferation of endothelial cells and smooth muscle cells. We show that midkine deficiency strikingly interferes with the proliferation of endothelial cells in arteriogenesis, thereby interfering with the process of collateral artery growth...
November 26, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232002/effects-of-microrna-93-on-mouse-cardiac-microvascular-endothelial-cells-injury-and-inflammatory-response-by-mediating-spp1-through-the-nf-%C3%AE-b-pathway
#20
Su-Xia Ma, Zhi-Feng Bai, Wei Wang, Hui-Ying Wu
BACKGROUND: This study aims to investigate the regulative role of microRNA-93 (miR-93) in mouse cardiac microvascular endothelial cells (CMECs) injury and inflammatory response by negatively targeting SPP1 gene via the NF-κB signaling pathway. METHODS: Healthy Balb/c mice were recruited to establish mouse model with myocarditis using CVB3 virus. Mice were grouped into the normal, blank, negative control (NC), miR-93 inhibitor, miR-93 mimic, SPP1 shRNA and miR-93 mimic + SPP1 shRNA groups...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
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