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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917158/a-zebrafish-model-for-chlamydia-infection-with-the-obligate-intracellular-pathogen-waddlia-chondrophila
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Alexander G J Fehr, Maja Ruetten, Helena M B Seth-Smith, Lisbeth Nufer, Andrea Voegtlin, Angelika Lehner, Gilbert Greub, Philip S Crosier, Stephan C F Neuhauss, Lloyd Vaughan
Obligate intracellular chlamydial bacteria of the Planctomycetes-Verrucomicrobia-Chlamydiae (PVC) superphylum are important pathogens of terrestrial and marine vertebrates, yet many features of their pathogenesis and host specificity are still unknown. This is particularly true for families such as the Waddliacea which, in addition to epithelia, cellular targets for nearly all Chlamydia, can infect and replicate in macrophages, an important arm of the innate immune system or in their free-living amoebal counterparts...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916465/hypoxia-inhibits-lymphatic-thoracic-duct-formation-in-zebrafish
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Isabelle Ernens, Andrew I Lumley, Lu Zhang, Yvan Devaux, Daniel R Wagner
Hypoxia promotes blood vessel growth through up-regulation of pro-angiogenic pathways but its role on the lymphatic system remains unclear. The homeobox transcription factor Prox1 is a master control gene for generating lymphatic endothelial cells (LECs) and is up-regulated by hypoxia-inducible factors in mammals. While vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGFA) is critical for angiogenesis, VEGFC and its receptor VEGF receptor-3 (VEGFR-3) are essential for the initial sprouting and directed migration as well as for the subsequent survival of LECs...
December 1, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913637/mural-endothelial-cell-cell-interactions-stabilize-the-developing-zebrafish-dorsal-aorta
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Amber N Stratman, Sofia A Pezoa, Olivia M Farrelly, Daniel Castranova, Louis E Dye, Matthew G Butler, Harwin Sidik, William S Talbot, Brant M Weinstein
Mural cells (vascular smooth muscle cells and pericytes) play a critical role in the development of the vasculature, promoting vascular quiescence and long-term vessel stabilization through their interactions with endothelial cells. However, the mechanistic details of how mural cells stabilize vessels are not fully understood. We have examined the emergence and functional role of mural cells investing the dorsal aorta during early development using the zebrafish. Consistent with previous literature, our data suggest that cells ensheathing the dorsal aorta emerge from a sub-population of cells in the adjacent sclerotome...
December 2, 2016: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895300/thsd1-thrombospondin-type-1-domain-containing-protein-1-mutation-in-the-pathogenesis-of-intracranial-aneurysm-and-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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Teresa Santiago-Sim, Xiaoqian Fang, Morgan L Hennessy, Stephen V Nalbach, Steven R DePalma, Ming Sum Lee, Steven C Greenway, Barbara McDonough, Georgene W Hergenroeder, Kyla J Patek, Sarah M Colosimo, Krista J Qualmann, John P Hagan, Dianna M Milewicz, Calum A MacRae, Susan M Dymecki, Christine E Seidman, J G Seidman, Dong H Kim
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: A ruptured intracranial aneurysm (IA) is the leading cause of a subarachnoid hemorrhage. This study seeks to define a specific gene whose mutation leads to disease. METHODS: More than 500 IA probands and 100 affected families were enrolled and clinically characterized. Whole exome sequencing was performed on a large family, revealing a segregating THSD1 (thrombospondin type 1 domain containing protein 1) mutation. THSD1 was sequenced in other probands and controls...
December 2016: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882487/delivery-of-small-interfering-rna-to-inhibit-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-in-zebrafish-using-natural-brain-endothelia-cell-secreted-exosome-nanovesicles-for-the-treatment-of-brain-cancer
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Tianzhi Yang, Brittany Fogarty, Bret LaForge, Salma Aziz, Thuy Pham, Leanne Lai, Shuhua Bai
Although small interfering RNA (siRNA) holds great therapeutic promise, its delivery to the disease site remains a paramount obstacle. In this study, we tested whether brain endothelial cell-derived exosomes could deliver siRNA across the blood-brain barrier (BBB) in zebrafish. Natural exosomes were isolated from brain endothelial bEND.3 cell culture media and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) siRNA was loaded in exosomes with the assistance of a transfection reagent. While fluorescence-activated cell flow cytometry and immunocytochemistry staining studies indicated that wild-type exosomes significantly increased the uptake of fluorescence-labeled siRNA in the autologous brain endothelial cells, decreased fluorescence intensity was observed in the cells treated with the tetraspanin CD63 antibody-blocked exosome-delivered formulation (p < 0...
November 23, 2016: AAPS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877088/aloe-emodin-suppresses-hypoxia-induced-retinal-angiogenesis-via-inhibition-of-hif-1%C3%AE-vegf-pathway
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Jianming Wu, Xiao Ke, Wei Wang, Hongcheng Zhang, Na Ma, Wei Fu, Manxi Zhao, Xiaoping Gao, Xiaofeng Hao, Zhirong Zhang
Background: Aloe-emodin (AE) has been reported to possess the antiangiogenic effect on laser induced choroidal neovascularization. AE inhibits the vessel formation in the zebrafish embryos. However, it is still unclear whether AE can alleviate neovascularization. Here, we investigated the inhibitory effect of AE on the hypoxia-induced retinal neovascularization and the possible mechanisms. Methods: We established a vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) secretion model under chemical induced hypoxia by exposure of 150 µM CoCl2 to the ARPE-19 cells, then treated the cells with different concentrations of AE (0...
2016: International Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876801/ppfia1-drives-active-%C3%AE-5%C3%AE-1-integrin-recycling-and-controls-fibronectin-fibrillogenesis-and-vascular-morphogenesis
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Giulia Mana, Fabiana Clapero, Emiliano Panieri, Valentina Panero, Ralph T Böttcher, Hui-Yuan Tseng, Federico Saltarin, Elena Astanina, Katarzyna I Wolanska, Mark R Morgan, Martin J Humphries, Massimo M Santoro, Guido Serini, Donatella Valdembri
Basolateral polymerization of cellular fibronectin (FN) into a meshwork drives endothelial cell (EC) polarity and vascular remodelling. However, mechanisms coordinating α5β1 integrin-mediated extracellular FN endocytosis and exocytosis of newly synthesized FN remain elusive. Here we show that, on Rab21-elicited internalization, FN-bound/active α5β1 is recycled to the EC surface. We identify a pathway, comprising the regulators of post-Golgi carrier formation PI4KB and AP-1A, the small GTPase Rab11B, the surface tyrosine phosphatase receptor PTPRF and its adaptor PPFIA1, which we propose acts as a funnel combining FN secretion and recycling of active α5β1 integrin from the trans-Golgi network (TGN) to the EC surface, thus allowing FN fibrillogenesis...
November 23, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870831/asymmetric-division-coordinates-collective-cell-migration-in-angiogenesis
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Guilherme Costa, Kyle I Harrington, Holly E Lovegrove, Donna J Page, Shilpa Chakravartula, Katie Bentley, Shane P Herbert
The asymmetric division of stem or progenitor cells generates daughters with distinct fates and regulates cell diversity during tissue morphogenesis. However, roles for asymmetric division in other more dynamic morphogenetic processes, such as cell migration, have not previously been described. Here we combine zebrafish in vivo experimental and computational approaches to reveal that heterogeneity introduced by asymmetric division generates multicellular polarity that drives coordinated collective cell migration in angiogenesis...
November 21, 2016: Nature Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861498/somite-derived-retinoic-acid-regulates-zebrafish-hematopoietic-stem-cell-formation
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Laura M Pillay, Kacey J Mackowetzky, Sonya A Widen, Andrew Jan Waskiewicz
Hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) are multipotent progenitors that generate all vertebrate adult blood lineages. Recent analyses have highlighted the importance of somite-derived signaling factors in regulating HSC specification and emergence from dorsal aorta hemogenic endothelium. However, these factors remain largely uncharacterized. We provide evidence that the vitamin A derivative retinoic acid (RA) functions as an essential regulator of zebrafish HSC formation. Temporal analyses indicate that RA is required for HSC gene expression prior to dorsal aorta formation, at a time when the predominant RA synthesis enzyme, aldh1a2, is strongly expressed within the paraxial mesoderm and somites...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858360/transgenic-zebrafish
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Xiaowen Chen, Dafne Gays, Massimo M Santoro
The generation and use of transgenic animals carrying exogenous pieces of DNA stably integrated in their genome is a quite common practice in modern laboratories. Zebrafish have been increasingly used for transgenesis studies mainly due to easy egg accessibility and manipulation together with relatively short generation time. The zebrafish transgenic technology becomes very useful when coupled to continuous in vivo observation of the vertebrate embryonic vasculature. Here we describe the most common technique to generate zebrafish transgenic fish using the Tol2-based methodology and their applications to visualize vascular tissues or endothelial cells in vivo and for functional tumor angiogenesis studies...
2016: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852438/radial-glia-regulate-vascular-patterning-around-the-developing-spinal-cord
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Ryota L Matsuoka, Michele Marass, Avdesh Avdesh, Christian Sm Helker, Hans-Martin Maischein, Ann S Grosse, Harmandeep Kaur, Nathan D Lawson, Wiebke Herzog, Didier Yr Stainier
Vascular networks surrounding individual organs are important for their development, maintenance, and function; however, how these networks are assembled remains poorly understood. Here we show that CNS progenitors, referred to as radial glia, modulate vascular patterning around the spinal cord by acting as negative regulators. We found that radial glia ablation in zebrafish embryos leads to excessive sprouting of the trunk vessels around the spinal cord, and exclusively those of venous identity. Mechanistically, we determined that radial glia control this process via the Vegf decoy receptor sFlt1: sflt1 mutants exhibit the venous over-sprouting observed in radial glia-ablated larvae, and sFlt1 overexpression rescues it...
November 17, 2016: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849017/elmo1-protects-renal-structure-and-ultrafiltration-in-kidney-development-and-under-diabetic-conditions
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Krishna Rakesh Sharma, Karl Heckler, Sandra J Stoll, Jan-Luuk Hillebrands, Katharina Kynast, Esther Herpel, Stefan Porubsky, Marlies Elger, Boris Hadaschik, Karen Bieback, Hans-Peter Hammes, Peter P Nawroth, Jens Kroll
Engulfment and cell motility 1 (ELMO1) functions as a guanine exchange factor for Rac1 and was recently found to protect endothelial cells from apoptosis. Genome wide association studies suggest that polymorphisms within human elmo1 act as a potential contributing factor for the development of diabetic nephropathy. Yet, the function of ELMO1 with respect to the glomerulus and how this protein contributes to renal pathology was unknown. Thus, this study aimed to identify the role played by ELMO1 in renal development in zebrafish, under hyperglycaemic conditions, and in diabetic nephropathy patients...
November 16, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836539/negative-regulation-of-nod1-mediated-angiogenesis-by-ppar%C3%AE-regulated-mir-125a
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Hyesoo Kang, Youngsook Park, Aram Lee, Hyemin Seo, Min Jung Kim, Jihea Choi, Ha-Neul Jo, Ha-Neul Jeong, Jin Gu Cho, Woochul Chang, Myeong-Sok Lee, Raok Jeon, Jongmin Kim
Infection with pathogens activates the endothelial cell and its sustained activation may result in impaired endothelial function. Endothelial dysfunction contributes to the pathologic angiogenesis that is characteristic of infection-induced inflammatory pathway activation. Nucleotide-binding oligomerization domain-containing protein 1 (NOD1) is a protein receptor which recognizes bacterial molecules and stimulates an immune reaction in various cells; however, the underlying molecular mechanisms in the regulation of inflammation-triggered angiogenesis are not fully understood...
November 9, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835862/a-novel-mutation-in-nuclear-prelamin-a-recognition-factor-like-causes-diffuse-pulmonary-arteriovenous-malformations
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Hong-Zhou Liu, Chun-Xian Du, Jing Luo, Xue-Ping Qiu, Zu-Hua Li, Qi-Yong Lou, Zhan Yin, Fang Zheng
Two daughters in a Chinese consanguineous family were diagnosed as diffuse pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVMs) and screened using whole exome sequencing (WES) and copy number variations (CNVs) chips. Though no mutation was found in the established causative genes of capillary malformation-AVMs (CM-AVMs) or PAVMs, Ser161Ile (hg19 NM_022493 c.482G>T) mutation in nuclear prelamin A recognition factor-like (NARFL) was identified. Ser161Ile mutation in NARFL conservation region was predicted to be deleterious and absent in 500 population controls and Exome Aggregation Consortium (ExAC) Database...
November 7, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834691/zebrafish-model-for-functional-screening-of-flow-responsive-genes
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Jovana Serbanovic-Canic, Amalia de Luca, Christina Warboys, Pedro F Ferreira, Le A Luong, Sarah Hsiao, Ismael Gauci, Marwa Mahmoud, Shuang Feng, Celine Souilhol, Neil Bowden, John-Paul Ashton, Henning Walczak, David Firmin, Rob Krams, Justin C Mason, Dorian O Haskard, Spencer Sherwin, Victoria Ridger, Timothy J A Chico, Paul C Evans
OBJECTIVE: Atherosclerosis is initiated at branches and bends of arteries exposed to disturbed blood flow that generates low shear stress. This mechanical environment promotes lesions by inducing endothelial cell (EC) apoptosis and dysfunction via mechanisms that are incompletely understood. Although transcriptome-based studies have identified multiple shear-responsive genes, most of them have an unknown function. To address this, we investigated whether zebrafish embryos can be used for functional screening of mechanosensitive genes that regulate EC apoptosis in mammalian arteries...
November 10, 2016: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802214/endothelial-cell-dynamics-in-vascular-remodelling
#16
Pedro Barbacena, Joana R Carvalho, Claudio A Franco
In this ESCHM 2016 conference talk report, we summarise two recently published original articles Franco et al. PLoS Biology 2015 and Franco et al. eLIFE 2016. The vascular network undergoes extensive vessel remodelling to become fully functional. Is it well established that blood flow is a main driver for vascular remodelling. It has also been proposed that vessel pruning is a central process within physiological vessel remodelling. However, despite its central function, the cellular and molecular mechanisms regulating vessel regression, and their interaction with blood flow patterns, remain largely unexplained...
October 14, 2016: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799363/sema3d-controls-collective-endothelial-cell-migration-by-distinct-mechanisms-via-nrp1-and-plxnd1
#17
Mailin Julia Hamm, Bettina Carmen Kirchmaier, Wiebke Herzog
During cardiovascular development, tight spatiotemporal regulation of molecular cues is essential for controlling endothelial cell (EC) migration. Secreted class III Semaphorins play an important role in guidance of neuronal cell migration and were lately linked to regulating cardiovascular development. Recently, SEMA3D gene disruptions were associated with cardiovascular defects in patients; however, the mechanisms of action were not revealed. Here we show for the first time that Sema3d regulates collective EC migration in zebrafish through two separate mechanisms...
November 7, 2016: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797851/identification-of-novel-genes-and-networks-governing-hematopoietic-stem-cell-development
#18
Tianxu Han, Chao-Shun Yang, Kung-Yen Chang, Danhua Zhang, Farhad B Imam, Tariq M Rana
Hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) are capable of giving rise to all blood cell lineages throughout adulthood, and the generation of engraftable HSCs from human pluripotent stem cells is a major goal for regenerative medicine. Here, we describe a functional genome-wide RNAi screen to identify genes required for the differentiation of embryonic stem cell (ESC) into hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells (HSPCs) in vitro We report the discovery of novel genes important for the endothelial-to-hematopoietic transition and subsequently for HSPC specification...
December 2016: EMBO Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792641/lim-domain-only-2-regulates-endothelial-proliferation-angiogenesis-and-tissue-regeneration
#19
Shu Meng, Gianfranco Matrone, Jie Lv, Kaifu Chen, Wing Tak Wong, John P Cooke
BACKGROUND: LIM domain only 2 (LMO2, human gene) is a key transcription factor that regulates hematopoiesis and vascular development. However, its role in adult endothelial function has been incompletely characterized. METHODS AND RESULTS: In vitro loss- and gain-of-function studies on LMO2 were performed in human umbilical vein endothelial cells with lentiviral overexpression or short hairpin RNA knockdown (KD) of LMO2, respectively. LMO2 KD significantly impaired endothelial proliferation...
October 6, 2016: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792175/the-relationship-between-estrogen-and-nitric-oxide-in-the-prevention-of-cardiac-and-vascular-anomalies-in-the-developing-zebrafish-danio-rerio
#20
Benjamin G Sykes, Peter M Van Steyn, Jonathan D Vignali, John Winalski, Julie Lozier, Wade E Bell, James E Turner
It has been known that both estrogen (E2) and nitric oxide (NO) are critical for proper cardiovascular system (CVS) function. It has also been demonstrated that E2 acts as an upstream effector in the nitric oxide (NO) pathway. Results from this study indicate that the use of a nitric oxide synthase (NOS) inhibitor (NOSI) which targets specifically neuronal NOS (nNOS or NOS1), proadifen hydrochloride, caused a significant depression of fish heart rates (HR) accompanied by increased arrhythmic behavior. However, none of these phenotypes were evident with either the inhibition of endothelial NOS (eNOS) or inducible NOS (iNOS) isoforms...
October 26, 2016: Brain Sciences
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