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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046917/effects-of-an-injectable-functionalized-self-assembling-nanopeptide-hydrogel-on-angiogenesis-and-neurogenesis-for-regeneration-of-the-central-nervous-system
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Tzu-Wei Wang, Kai-Chieh Chang, Liang-Hsin Chen, Shih-Yung Liao, Chia-Wei Yeh, Yung-Jen Chuang
Brain injury is a devastating medical condition and represents a major health problem. Tissue and organ reconstruction have been regarded as promising therapeutic strategies. Here, we propose a regenerative methodology focusing on the provision of functionalized nanopeptide scaffolds to facilitate angiogenesis and neurogenesis at the brain injury site. The peptide RADA16-SVVYGLR undergoes self-assembly to construct an interconnected network with intertwining nanofibers, and can be controlled to display various physicochemical properties by the adjustment of microenvironmental factors such as pH and ion concentration...
October 19, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037991/vegfa-signaling-regulates-diverse-artery-vein-formation-in-vertebrate-vasculatures
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Daqing Jin, Diqi Zhu, Yabo Fang, Yiwei Chen, Gaihong Yu, Weijun Pan, Dong Liu, Fen Li, Tao P Zhong
Vascular endothelial growth factor A (Vegfa) signaling regulates vascular development during embryogenesis and organ formation. However, the signaling mechanisms that govern the formation of various arteries/veins in various tissues are incompletely understood. In this study, we utilized transcription activator-like effector nuclease (TALEN) to generate zebrafish vegfaa mutants. vegfaa(-/-) embryos are embryonic lethal, and display a complete loss of the dorsal aorta (DA) and expansion of the cardinal vein...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Genetics and Genomics, Yi Chuan Xue Bao
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037123/ultrafine-particles-exposure-reveals-the-importance-of-foxo1-notch-activation-complex-for-vascular-regeneration
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Kyung In Baek, Rene R Packard, Jefferey J Hsu, Arian Saffari, Zhao Ma, Anh Phuong Luu, Andrew Pietersen, Hilary Yen, Bin Ren, Yichen Ding, Constantinos Sioutas, Rongsong Li, Tzung K Hsiai
AIMS: Redox active ultrafine particles (UFP,<i> d</i> < 0.2 µm) promote vascular oxidative stress and atherosclerosis. Notch signaling is intimately involved in vascular homeostasis, in which FOXO1 acts a co-activator of the Notch activation complex. We elucidated the importance of FOXO1/Notch transcriptional activation complex to restore vascular regeneration following UFP exposure. RESULTS: In a zebrafish model of tail injury and repair, transgenic <i>Tg(fli1:GFP) </i>embryos developed vascular regeneration at 3 days post tail amputation, whereas UFP exposure impaired regeneration (<i>P</i> < 0...
October 17, 2017: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028550/paternal-exposure-to-environmental-17-alpha-ethinylestradiol-concentrations-modifies-testicular-transcription-affecting-the-sperm-transcript-content-and-the-offspring-performance-in-zebrafish
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David G Valcarce, Elena Vuelta, Vanesa Robles, Maria Paz Herráez
The synthetic estrogen 17-α-ethinylestradiol (EE2), a major constituent in contraceptive pills, is an endocrine disrupting chemical (EDC) present in the aquatic environment at concentrations of ng/L. Developmental exposure to these low concentrations in fish can induce several disorders. Zebrafish (Danio rerio) is a perfect organism for monitoring the effects of environmental contaminants. Our hypothesis is that changes promoted by EE2 in the germ line of male adults could be transmitted to the unexposed progeny...
September 28, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017932/tanshinone-i-prevents-atorvastatin-induced-cerebral-hemorrhage-in-zebrafish-and-stabilizes-endothelial-cell-cell-adhesion-by-inhibiting-ve-cadherin-internalization-and-actin-myosin-contractility
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Bin Huang, Zhong-Yan Zhou, Shang Li, Xiao-Hui Huang, Jing-Yi Tang, Maggie Pui Man Hoi, Simon Ming Yuen Lee
Defects in vascular integrity in cerebrovasculature lead to serious pathologies including hemorrhagic stroke. The stability of cell adhesion junctions and actin-myosin contractile machinery are two major determinants for the integrity of endothelial monolayer. Here we have evaluated the protective effects of tanshinone I (Tan I), a lipophilic compound presents in Salvia miltiorrhiza, against atorvastatin-induced cerebral hemorrhage in zebrafish in vivo, and further dissected the molecular mechanisms in HUVECs...
October 7, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28946938/ldb2-regulates-the-expression-of-dll4-through-the-formation-of-oligomeric-complexes-in-endothelial-cells
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Hyun-Jung Choi, Seung-Sik Rho, Dong-Hoon Choi, Young-Guen Kwon
Delta-like ligand 4 (DLL4) expression in endothelial cells is intimately associated with angiogenic sprouting and vascular remodeling, but the precise mechanism of transcriptional regulation of DLL4 remains incompletely understood. Here, we showed that LIM-domain binding protein 2 (LDB2) plays an important role in regulating basal DLL4 and VEGF-induced DLL4 expression. Knockdown of LDB2 using siRNA enhanced endothelial sprouting and tubular network formation in vitro. Injection of ldb2-morpholino resulted in defective development of intersegmental vessels in zebrafish...
September 26, 2017: BMB Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939876/thrombopoietic-stimulating-activity-of-rhtyrrs-y341a
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Yu Jinchao, Zhang Yanling, Wang Xu, Zhao Bing, Ye Yuhao, Zhou Weiran, Sun Shaoyang, Ma Liyun, Shi Yun, Zhan Ling, Yu Min, Mo Wei
Tumor radiotherapy induces hematopoietic organ damage and reduces thrombocyte counts. Thrombocytopenia is a common disease. Some studies have shown that tRNA synthetase plays not only catalytic tRNA aminoacylation roles, but also functions similarly to cytokines. Recombinant human tyrosyl-tRNA synthetase with a mutated Y341A (rhTyrRS (Y341A)) promotes megakaryocyte migrate from bone marrow to peripheral blood. It would promote megakaryocytes in the lungs adhering to vascular endothelial cells and resulting in the platelet production...
September 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938538/mir-23a-targets-runx2-and-suppresses-ginsenoside-rg1-induced-angiogenesis-in-endothelial-cells
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Xiao-Dong Wu, Ting Guo, Li Liu, Chao Wang, Kun Zhang, Han-Qiang Liu, Feng Wang, Wen-Dong Bai, Meng-Yao Zhang
Rg1 is a predominant protopanaxatriol-type of ginsenoside found in Panax ginseng, and it has been shown to have anti-cancer effects in multiple types of cancer cells. However, Rg1 also induces the expression of proangiogenic factors, such as vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF-A), in endothelial cells. Unfortunately, angiogenesis positively correlates with cancer development. In this study, we identified RUNX2 as a regulator of ginsenoside Rg1-induced angiogenesis for the first time. We found that RUNX2 was directly targeted and regulated by miR-23a...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936181/novel-heparin-receptor-transmembrane-protein-184a-regulates-angiogenesis-in-the-adult-zebrafish-caudal-fin
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Sara Lynn N Farwell, Kimberly G Reylander, M Kathryn Iovine, Linda J Lowe-Krentz
Transmembrane protein 184A (TMEM184A) was recently identified as the heparin receptor in vascular cells. Heparin binds specifically to TMEM184A and induces anti-proliferative signaling in vitro. Though it is highly conserved, the physiological function of TMEM184A remains unknown. The objective of this study was to investigate the expression and effects on vascular regeneration of TMEM184A using the adult zebrafish regenerating caudal fin as an in vivo model. Here, we show that Tmem184a is expressed in vascular endothelial cells (ECs) of mature and regenerating zebrafish fins...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931624/the-first-wave-of-t-lymphopoiesis-in-zebrafish-arises-from-aorta-endothelium-independent-of-hematopoietic-stem-cells
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Ye Tian, Jin Xu, Shachuan Feng, Sicong He, Shizheng Zhao, Lu Zhu, Wan Jin, Yimei Dai, Lingfei Luo, Jianan Y Qu, Zilong Wen
T lymphocytes are key cellular components of the adaptive immune system and play a central role in cell-mediated immunity in vertebrates. Despite their heterogeneities, it is believed that all different types of T lymphocytes are generated exclusively via the differentiation of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs). Using temporal-spatial resolved fate-mapping analysis and time-lapse imaging, here we show that the ventral endothelium in the zebrafish aorta-gonad-mesonephros and posterior blood island, the hematopoietic tissues previously known to generate HSCs and erythromyeloid progenitors, respectively, gives rise to a transient wave of T lymphopoiesis independent of HSCs...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923401/pharmacological-blockade-of-cholesterol-trafficking-by-cepharanthine-in-endothelial-cells-suppresses-angiogenesis-and-tumor-growth
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Junfang Lyu, Eun Ju Yang, Sarah A Head, Nana Ai, Baoyuan Zhang, Changjie Wu, Ruo-Jing Li, Yifan Liu, Chen Yang, Yongjun Dang, Ho Jeong Kwon, Wei Ge, Jun O Liu, Joong Sup Shim
Cholesterol is an important modulator of membrane protein function and signaling in endothelial cells, thus making it an emerging target for anti-angiogenic agents. In this study, we employed a phenotypic screen that detects intracellular cholesterol distribution in endothelial cells (HUVEC) and identified 13 existing drugs as cholesterol trafficking inhibitors. Cepharanthine, an approved drug for anti-inflammatory and cancer management use, was amongst the candidates, which was selected for in-depth mechanistic studies to link cholesterol trafficking and angiogenesis...
November 28, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912276/cavin-2-regulates-the-activity-and-stability-of-endothelial-nitric-oxide-synthase-enos-in-angiogenesis
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Gandhi T K Boopathy, Madhura Kulkarni, Sze Yuan Ho, Adrian Boey, Edmond Wei Min Chua, Veluchamy A Barathi, Tom J Carney, Xiaomeng Wang, Wanjin Hong
Angiogenesis is a highly regulated process for formation of new blood vessels from pre-existing ones. Angiogenesis is dysregulated in various pathologies, including age-related macular degeneration, arthritis, and cancer. Inhibiting pathological angiogenesis therefore represents a promising therapeutic strategy for treating these disorders, highlighting the need to study angiogenesis in more detail. To this end, identifying the genes essential for blood vessel formation and elucidating their function are crucial for a complete understanding of angiogenesis...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869969/m-6-a-modulates-haematopoietic-stem-and-progenitor-cell-specification
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Chunxia Zhang, Yusheng Chen, Baofa Sun, Lu Wang, Ying Yang, Dongyuan Ma, Junhua Lv, Jian Heng, Yanyan Ding, Yuanyuan Xue, Xinyan Lu, Wen Xiao, Yun-Gui Yang, Feng Liu
N(6)-methyladenosine (m(6)A) has been identified as the most abundant modification on eukaryote messenger RNA (mRNA). Although the rapid development of high-throughput sequencing technologies has enabled insight into the biological functions of m(6)A modification, the function of m(6)A during vertebrate embryogenesis remains poorly understood. Here we show that m(6)A determines cell fate during the endothelial-to-haematopoietic transition (EHT) to specify the earliest haematopoietic stem/progenitor cells (HSPCs) during zebrafish embryogenesis...
September 14, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845297/discovery-of-a-rock-inhibitor-fpnd-which-prevents-cerebral-hemorrhage-through-maintaining-vascular-integrity-by-interference-with-ve-cadherin
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Shang Li, Nana Ai, Mingyun Shen, Yuanye Dang, Cheong-Meng Chong, Peichen Pan, Yiu Wa Kwan, Shun Wan Chan, George Pak Heng Leung, Maggie Pui Man Hoi, Tingjun Hou, Simon Ming-Yuen Lee
Hemorrhagic stroke occurs when a weakened vessel ruptures and bleeds into the surrounding brain, leading to high rates of death and disability worldwide. A series of complex pathophysiological cascades contribute to the risk of hemorrhagic stroke, and no therapies have proven effective to prevent hemorrhagic stroke. Stabilization of vascular integrity has been considered as a potential therapeutic target for hemorrhagic stroke. ROCKs, which belong to the serine/threonine protein kinase family and participate in the organization of actin cytoskeleton, have become attractive targets for the treatment of strokes...
2017: Cell Death Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817646/genetic-dissection-of-endothelial-transcriptional-activity-of-zebrafish-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptors-ahrs
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Wade W Sugden, Roberto C Leonardo-Mendonça, Darío Acuña-Castroviejo, Arndt F Siekmann
The aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) is a basic helix-loop-helix transcription factor conserved across phyla from flies to humans. Activated by a number of endogenous ligands and environmental toxins, studies on AHR function and gene regulation have largely focused on a toxicological perspective relating to aromatic hydrocarbons generated by human activities and the often-deleterious effects of exposure on vertebrates mediated by AHR activation. A growing body of work has highlighted the importance of AHR in physiologic processes, including immune cell differentiation and vascular patterning...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816367/the-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-antiangiogenic-effects-of-flavokawain-b
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Mariana C Rossette, Débora C Moraes, Erika K Sacramento, Marco Aurélio Romano-Silva, Juliana L Carvalho, Dawidson A Gomes, Hanna Caldas, Eitan Friedman, Luciana Bastos-Rodrigues, Luiz De Marco
Angiogenesis is implicated in the development of a variety of pathological processes, most commonly cancer. It is essential for tumor growth and metastasis, making it an important cancer therapeutic target. Naturally occurring substances have led to the discovery of anticancer agents. Flavokawain B (FKB), a chalcone isolated from the root extracts of kava-kava plant, inhibits proliferation and causes apoptosis in vitro and in vivo of various cancer cell lines. The antimetastatic potential of FKB has also been suggested...
August 17, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811218/wnt-signaling-positively-regulates-endothelial-cell-fate-specification-in-the-fli1a-positive-progenitor-population-via-lef1
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Kathleen Hübner, Kathrin S Grassme, Jyoti Rao, Nina K Wenke, Cordula L Zimmer, Laura Korte, Katja Mu Ller, Saulius Sumanas, Boris Greber, Wiebke Herzog
During vertebrate embryogenesis, vascular endothelial cells (ECs) and primitive erythrocytes become specified within close proximity in the posterior lateral plate mesoderm (LPM) from a common progenitor. However, the signaling cascades regulating the specification into either lineage remain largely elusive. Here, we analyze the contribution of β-catenin dependent Wnt signaling to EC and erythrocyte specification during zebrafish embryogenesis. We generated novel β-catenin dependent Wnt signaling reporters which, by using destabilized fluorophores (Venus-Pest, dGFP), specifically allow us to detect Wnt signaling responses in narrow time windows as well as in spatially restricted domains, defined by Cre recombinase expression (Tg(axin2BAC:Venus-Pest)(mu288); Tg(14TCF:loxP-STOP-loxP-dGFP)(mu202))...
October 1, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803829/the-vascular-niche-regulates-hematopoietic-stem-and-progenitor-cell-lodgment-and-expansion-via-klf6a-ccl25b
#18
Yuanyuan Xue, Junhua Lv, Chunxia Zhang, Lu Wang, Dongyuan Ma, Feng Liu
In mammals, hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPCs) rapidly expand in the fetal liver (FL), but the underlying mechanism remains unclear. Here, we characterize zebrafish caudal hematopoietic tissue (CHT) and identify an important cellular and molecular mechanism of HSPC expansion. Time-lapse imaging showed that HSPCs localize adjacent to vascular endothelial cells (ECs), and their migration and expansion display caudal vein-specific orientation in the CHT. RNA sequencing and functional analysis identified that an EC-expressed transcription factor, Krüppel-like factor 6a (Klf6a), is essential for the CHT niche...
August 21, 2017: Developmental Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790366/amotl2-integrates-polarity-and-junctional-cues-to-modulate-cell-shape
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Sara Hultin, Aravindh Subramani, Sebastian Hildebrand, Yujuan Zheng, Arindam Majumdar, Lars Holmgren
The assembly of individual epithelial or endothelial cells into a tight cellular sheet requires stringent control of cell packing and organization. These processes are dependent on the establishment and further integration of cellular junctions, the cytoskeleton and the formation of apical-basal polarity. However, little is known how these subcellular events are coordinated. The (Angiomotin) Amot protein family consists of scaffold proteins that interact with junctional cadherins, polarity proteins and the cytoskeleton...
August 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762754/flow-responsive-vegfr-pkc%C3%A9-signaling-mediates-glycolytic-metabolites-for-vascular-repair
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Kyung In Baek, Rongsong Li, Nelson Jen, Howard Choi, Amir Kaboodrangi, Peipei Ping, David Liem, Tyler Beebe, Tzung K Hsiai
Aims - Hemodynamic shear stress participates in maintaining vascular redox status. Elucidating flow-mediated endothelial metabolites enables us to discover metabolic biomarkers and therapeutic targets. We posited that flow-responsive VEGF receptor-PKCɛ-PFKFB3 signaling modulates glycolytic metabolites for vascular repair. Results - Bidirectional oscillatory flow (OSS: 0.1 ± 3 dyne·cm<sup>-2</sup> at 1 Hz) up-regulated VEGFR-dependent PKCɛ expression to a greater degree than did unidirectional pulsatile flow (PSS: 23 ± 8 dyne·cm<sup>-2</sup> at 1 Hz) in human aortic endothelial cells (HAEC) (<i>p < 0...
August 1, 2017: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
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