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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518106/isolation-of-murine-adipose-tissue-derived-microvascular-fragments-as-vascularization-units-for-tissue-engineering
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Florian S Frueh, Thomas Später, Claudia Scheuer, Michael D Menger, Matthias W Laschke
A functional microvascular network is of pivotal importance for the survival and integration of engineered tissue constructs. For this purpose, several angiogenic and prevascularization strategies have been established. However, most cell-based approaches include time-consuming in vitro steps for the formation of a microvascular network. Hence, they are not suitable for intraoperative one-step procedures. Adipose tissue-derived microvascular fragments (ad-MVF) represent promising vascularization units. They can be easily isolated from fat tissue and exhibit a functional microvessel morphology...
April 30, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505676/-new-therapeutic-approaches-in-inflammatory-diseases-of-the-eye-targeting-lymphangiogenesis-and-cellular-immunity-research-unit-for-2240-presents-itself
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Claus Cursiefen, Felix Bock, Thomas Clahsen, Birgit Regenfuss, Andre Reis, Philipp Steven, Ludwig M Heindl, Jacobus J Bosch, Deniz Hos, Sabine Eming, Rafael Grajewski, Arnd Heiligenhaus, Sascha Fauser, Jennifer Austin, Thomas Langmann
Background Ophthalmology, principally, is a very successful subdiscipline in medicine. Nonetheless, there are still unmet medical needs which necessitate translational research. Methods The funding instrument of a Research Unit (RU) of the German Research Foundation (DFG) is presented as exemplified by the RU 2240 at the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Cologne. Results The Research Unit integrates different research groups working on pathologic ocular inflammation, macrophages/microglia and (lymph)angiogenesis to collaborate in a synergistic way...
May 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505674/-novel-adjuvant-therapy-for-ocular-melanoma
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Jacobus J Bosch, Ludwig M Heindl
Background Malignant melanoma is the most common cancer of the eye in adults that originates either in the intra-ocular uveal tract or extra-ocular conjunctiva. Although the primary tumor can be treated successfully, no effective therapy for both metastatic conjunctival and uveal melanoma currently exits. Tumor-associated lymphangiogenesis and immune cell infiltration play a pivotal role in the development and therapeutic targeting of metastases. Project description Here, we provide an overview of current translational research on lymphangiogenesis and its therapeutic inhibition as well as modulation of immune cell infiltration by passive and active immunotherapy in melanoma of the eye...
May 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497372/scara5-plays-a-critical-role-in-the-progression-and-metastasis-of-breast-cancer-by-inactivating-the-erk1-2-stat3-and-akt-signaling-pathways
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Kai You, Fei Su, Lihua Liu, Xiaohong Lv, Jianguo Zhang, Yafang Zhang, Baoquan Liu
Scavenger receptor class A member 5 (SCARA5) is a candidate anti-oncogene in several malignancies. However, whether SCARA5 is a suppressor gene in breast cancer and its role in breast cancer cell growth and metastasis remain to be determined. Here, we investigated the biological functions of SCARA5 in the progression and metastasis of breast cancer and explored the underlying mechanisms. A total of 65 breast cancer patients and three cell lines (ZR-75-30, MCF-7, and MDA-MB-231) were analyzed in the study. RT-qPCR, western blotting, and immunohistochemistry were used to detect mRNA and protein expression, and lymphatic vessel density (LVD) and microvessel density (MVD)...
May 11, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490670/leukotriene-b4-antagonism-ameliorates-experimental-lymphedema
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Wen Tian, Stanley G Rockson, Xinguo Jiang, Jeanna Kim, Adrian Begaye, Eric M Shuffle, Allen B Tu, Matthew Cribb, Zhanna Nepiyushchikh, Abdullah H Feroze, Roham T Zamanian, Gundeep S Dhillon, Norbert F Voelkel, Marc Peters-Golden, Jan Kitajewski, J Brandon Dixon, Mark R Nicolls
Acquired lymphedema is a cancer sequela and a global health problem currently lacking pharmacologic therapy. We have previously demonstrated that ketoprofen, an anti-inflammatory agent with dual 5-lipoxygenase and cyclooxygenase inhibitory properties, effectively reverses histopathology in experimental lymphedema. We show that the therapeutic benefit of ketoprofen is specifically attributable to its inhibition of the 5-lipoxygenase metabolite leukotriene B4 (LTB4). LTB4 antagonism reversed edema, improved lymphatic function, and restored lymphatic architecture in the murine tail model of lymphedema...
May 10, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486010/lymphatic-endothelial-cells-under-mechanical-stress-altered-expression-of-inflammatory-cytokines-and-fibrosis
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Sheri Wang, Daibang Nie, J Peter Rubin, Lauren Kokai
BACKGROUND: Secondary lymphedema, resulting from damage to lymphatic vessels, is a common sequela following surgical removal of lymph nodes for cancer. Current therapeutics for treating lymphedema are limited and further research on underlying causes is warranted. Published studies on molecular mechanisms of lymphedema primarily focus on lymphatic endothelial cells (LECs), which comprise the innermost lining of lymphatic capillaries and collecting vessels. However, traditional static culture of LECs may not adequately recapitulate the lymphedemous cell phenotype as transcriptomal comparison of human dermal LECs has shown significant differences in ex vivo and in vitro LEC gene expression...
May 9, 2017: Lymphatic Research and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483479/sulfuretin-has-therapeutic-activity-against-acquired-lymphedema-by-reducing-adipogenesis
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Kangsan Roh, Suji Kim, Hee Kang, Jin-Mo Ku, Kye Won Park, Sukchan Lee
Acquired lymphedema is a pathological condition associated with lymphatic dysfunction caused by surgical treatments for cancer. Although global estimates of the prevalence of acquired lymphedema have been rising, there are currently no effective therapeutics available. Since adipose tissue accumulation is a clinical hallmark of lymphedema, we hypothesized that regulation of adipogenesis in lymphedematous tissue could be used as a therapeutic intervention against lymphedema. Toward this, we investigated the possibility of anti-adipogenic 30% ethanol Rhus verniciflua Stokes (RVS) extract as a potential lymphedema treatment...
May 5, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448484/tissue-engineered-3d-human-lymphatic-microvascular-network-for-in-vitro-studies-of-lymphangiogenesis
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Laure Gibot, Todd Galbraith, Jennifer Bourland, Anita Rogic, Mihaela Skobe, François A Auger
This protocol describes a unique in vitro method for the generation of a 3D human lymphatic network within native connective tissue devoid of any exogenous material such as scaffolds or growth factors. In this five-stage protocol, human lymphatic endothelial cells (LECs) cocultured with dermal fibroblasts spontaneously organize into a stable 3D lymphatic capillary network. Stage 1 involves the isolation of primary fibroblasts and LECs from human skin. Fibroblasts are then cultured to produce connective tissue rich in extracellular matrix (stage 2), onto which LECs are seeded to form a network (stage 3)...
May 2017: Nature Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440474/kallistatin-exerts-anti-lymphangiogenic-effects-by-inhibiting-lymphatic-endothelial-cell-proliferation-migration-and-tube-formation
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Caiqi Ma, Haofan Yin, Jun Zhong, Yang Zhang, Chuanghua Luo, Di Che, Zhenzhen Fang, Lei Li, Shuxing Qin, Jieying Liang, Weiwei Qi, Zhonghan Yang, Ti Zhou, Jianxing Ma, Xia Yang, Guoquan Gao
Kallistatin has been recognized as an endogenous angiogenic inhibitor. However, its effects on lymphatic endothelial cells and lymphangiogenesis remain poorly understood. Lymphangiogenesis is involved in tumor metastasis via the lymphatic vasculature in various types of tumors. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of kallistatin on lymphangiogenesis and the mechanism of action involved. Treatment with kallistatin recombinant protein or overexpression of kallistatin inhibited the proliferation, migration and tube formation of human lymphatic endothelial cells (hLECs), and induced apoptosis of hLECs...
April 20, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435226/inhibition-of-lymphangiogenesis-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-by-the-multikinase-inhibitor-nintedanib
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Tong Lin, Lan Gong
PURPOSE: To investigate the feasibility of nintedanib, a novel triple angiokinase inhibitor, for inhibiting lymphatic endothelial cell (LEC)-induced lymphangiogenesis in vitro and inflammatory corneal lymphangiogenesis in vivo. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Methylthiazolyldiphenyl-tetrazolium bromide (MTT) test, transwell system, and tube-formation assay were used to evaluate the effects of nintedanib on the proliferation, migration, and tube formation of LECs stimulated by vascular endothelial growth factor-C (VEGF-C), basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF), or platelet-derived growth factor-BB (PDGF-BB)...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434015/low-lymphatic-vessel-density-associates-with-chronic-rhinosinusitis-with-nasal-polyps
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A Luukkainen, M Seppälä, J Renkonen, R Renkonen, J Hagström, H Huhtala, M Rautiainen, J Myller, T Paavonen, A Ranta, T Torkkeli, S Toppila-Salmi
OBJECTIVES: Chronic rhinosinusitis with and without nasal polyps (CRSwNP and CRSsNP) and antrochoanal polyps (ACP) are different upper airway inflammation phenotypes with different pathomechanisms. In order to understand the development of tissue edema, the present study aimed to evaluate lymphatic vessel density in CRSsNP, CRSwNP and ACP. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 120 retrospective nasal and maxillary sinus specimens were stained immunohistochemically with a von Willebrand factor polyclonal antibody recognizing vascular and lymphatic endothelium, and with a podoplanin monoclonal antibody recognizing lymphatic endothelium...
April 23, 2017: Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425432/angiogenic-and-lymphangiogenic-profiles-in-histological-variants-of-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma
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Vesna Skuletic, Gordana D Radosavljevic, Jelena Pantic, Bojana Simovic Markovic, Ivan Jovanovic, Nikola Jankovic, Dusica Petrovic, Andra Jevtovic, Radan Dzodic, Nebojsa Arsenijevic
INTRODUCTION    Papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) is a well-differentiated tumor that occurs in several histological variants whose biological behaviors remain unclear. Angiogenesis and lymphangiogenesis are critical processes that enable tumor progression.  OBJECTIVES    The purpose of this study was to evaluate the angiogenic and lymphangiogenic phenotypes of PTC considering the differences between histological variants. PATIENTS AND METHODS    Angiogenic and lymphangiogenic profiles were analyzed by microvascular density (MVD) and lymphovascular density (LVD) determination in 73 cases of PTC using immunohistochemistry...
April 20, 2017: Polish Archives of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423707/tropomyosin-related-kinase-b-mediated-signaling-contributes-to-the-induction-of-malignant-phenotype-of-gallbladder-cancer
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Makoto Kawamoto, Hideya Onishi, Keigo Ozono, Akio Yamasaki, Akira Imaizumi, Sachiko Kamakura, Kenji Nakano, Yoshinao Oda, Hideki Sumimoto, Masafumi Nakamura
This study aims to demonstrate the clinical and biological significance of Brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF)/Tropomyosin-related kinase B (TrkB) signaling in gallbladder cancer (GBC) through a series of in vitro and in vivo experiments. TrkB expression was detected in 63 (91.3%) out of 69 surgically resected primary GBC specimens by immunohistochemistry. TrkB expression in the invasive front correlated with T factor (p=0.0391) and clinical staging (p=0.0391). Overall survival was lower in patients with high TrkB expression in the invasive front than in those with low TrkB expression (p=0...
March 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423532/implication-of-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-a-and-c-in-revealing-diagnostic-lymphangiogenic-markers-in-node-positive-bladder-cancer
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Cédric Poyet, Linto Thomas, Tobias M Benoit, David Aquino Delmo, Laura Luberto, Irina Banzola, Michèle S Günthart, Giovanni Sais, Daniel Eberli, Tullio Sulser, Maurizio Provenzano
Several lymphangiogenic factors, such as vascular endothelial growth factors (VEGFs), have been found to drive the development of lymphatic metastasis in bladder cancer (BCa).Here, we have analyzed the gene expression of lymphangiogenic factors in tissue specimens from 12 non-muscle invasive bladder cancers (NMIBC) and 11 muscle invasive bladder cancers (MIBC), considering tumor and tumor-adjacent normal bladder areas obtained from the same organs. We then compared the results observed in patients with those obtained after treating human primary bladder microvascular endothelial cells (MEC) with either direct stimulation with VEGF-A or VEGF-C or by co-culturing (trans-well assay) MEC with bladder cancer cell lines varying in VEGF-A and VEGF-C production based on tumor grade...
March 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410495/local-induction-of-lymphangiogenesis-with-engineered-fibrin-binding-vegf-c-promotes-wound-healing-by-increasing-immune-cell-trafficking-and-matrix-remodeling
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Esra Güç, Priscilla S Briquez, Didier Foretay, Manuel A Fankhauser, Jeffrey A Hubbell, Witold W Kilarski, Melody A Swartz
Lymphangiogenesis occurs in inflammation and wound healing, yet its functional roles in these processes are not fully understood. Consequently, clinically relevant strategies for therapeutic lymphangiogenesis remain underdeveloped, particularly using growth factors. To achieve controlled, local capillary lymphangiogenesis with protein engineering and determine its effects on fluid clearance, leukocyte trafficking, and wound healing, we developed a fibrin-binding variant of vascular endothelial growth factor C (FB-VEGF-C) that is slowly released upon demand from infiltrating cells...
July 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410190/dietary-oleuropein-inhibits-tumor-angiogenesis-and-lymphangiogenesis-in-the-b16f10-melanoma-allograft-model-a-mechanism-for-the-suppression-of-high-fat-diet-induced-solid-tumor-growth-and-lymph-node-metastasis
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Hyerim Song, Do Young Lim, Jae In Jung, Han Jin Cho, So Young Park, Gyoo Taik Kwon, Young-Hee Kang, Ki Won Lee, Myung-Sook Choi, Jung Han Yoon Park
Previously, we reported that high-fat-diet (HFD)-induced obesity stimulates melanoma progression in the B16F10 allograft model. In this study, we examined whether oleuropein (OL), the most abundant phenolic compound in olives, inhibits HFD-induced melanoma progression. Four-week-old male C57BL/6N mice were fed a HFD-diet with or without OL. After 16 weeks of feeding, B16F10-luc cells were subcutaneously injected and the primary tumor was resected 3 weeks later. OL suppressed HFD-induced solid tumor growth. In the tumor tissues, OL reduced HFD-induced expression of angiogenesis (CD31, VE-cadherin, VEGF-A, and VEGFR2), lymphangiogenesis (LYVE-1, VEGF-C, VEGF-D, and VEGFR3), and hypoxia (HIF-1α and GLUT-1) markers as well as HFD-induced increases in lipid vacuoles and M2 macrophages (MΦs)...
May 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408396/novel-role-of-immature-myeloid-cells-in-formation-of-new-lymphatic-vessels-associated-with-inflammation-and-tumors
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Sophia Ran, Andrew Wilber
Inflammation triggers an immune cell-driven program committed to restoring homeostasis to injured tissue. Central to this process is vasculature restoration, which includes both blood and lymphatic networks. Generation of new vessels or remodeling of existing vessels are also important steps in metastasis-the major cause of death for cancer patients. Although roles of the lymphatic system in regulation of inflammation and cancer metastasis are firmly established, the mechanisms underlying the formation of new lymphatic vessels remain a subject of debate...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401709/the-role-of-microrna-93-regulating-angiopoietin2-in-the-formation-of-malignant-pleural-effusion
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Qian Qian, Wenkui Sun, Wen Zhu, Yanan Liu, Ai Ge, Yuan Ma, Yu Zhang, Xiaoning Zeng, Mao Huang
The biological roles of miRNAs in the development of malignant pleural effusion (MPE) are unclear. In this study, the miRNA microarray analysis was performed in two different prognosis groups of lung adenocarcinoma patients. Expression profiles of miRNAs in MPEs were identified. With the help of quantification PCR, we confirmed the expression differences of miRNAs and further analyzed their biological functions and relative target genes in vitro. The target gene of miR-93 was estimated by online database, and also, the protein was tested...
May 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399391/cd163-positive-macrophages-within-the-tumor-stroma-are-associated-with-lymphangiogenesis-and-lymph-node-metastasis-in-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Yuko Yamagata, Hirofumi Tomioka, Kei Sakamoto, Kiyoshi Sato, Hiroyuki Harada, Tohru Ikeda, Kou Kayamori
PURPOSE: Increasing evidence shows that tumor stromal components, particularly tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs), play an important role in the tumor progression of various solid malignant tumor types. However, their roles in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) have not been fully elucidated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventy human tongue OSCC samples were analyzed in the present study. Immunohistochemistry was used to investigate the correlations between the densities of CD68-, CD163-, and CD204-positive TAMs and clinicopathologic parameters...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386369/prognostic-role-of-lymphatic-vessel-density-and-lymphovascular-invasion-in-chemotherapy-naive-and-chemotherapy-treated-patients-with-invasive-breast-cancer
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Joanna A Niemiec, Agnieszka Adamczyk, Aleksandra Ambicka, Anna Mucha-Małecka, Wojciech M Wysocki, Beata Biesaga, Marek Ziobro, Ida Cedrych, Aleksandra Grela-Wojewoda, Małgorzata Domagała-Haduch, Joanna Wysocka, Janusz Ryś, Beata Sas-Korczyńska
It is assumed that the spread of breast cancer cells via the lymphatic system might be influenced by inflammatory reactions and/or the application of chemotherapy or molecularly targeted therapy. Therefore, we analysed survival according to lymphatic vessel density (LVD), lymphovascular invasion (LVI) (both assessed using podoplanin as immunohistochemical marker of lymphatic endothelium) and well-established clinico-pathological features in a group of 358 patients with invasive ductal breast cancer: 139 chemotherapy-naïve (pT1-2/pN0/M0) and 219 treated with chemotherapy (pT1-4/pN1-3/M0)...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
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