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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300168/zebrafish-caudal-haematopoietic-embryonic-stromal-tissue-chest-cells-support-haematopoiesis
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Anja Wolf, Julian Aggio, Clyde Campbell, Francis Wright, Gabriel Marquez, David Traver, David L Stachura
Haematopoiesis is an essential process in early vertebrate development that occurs in different distinct spatial locations in the embryo that shift over time. These different sites have distinct functions: in some anatomical locations specific hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPCs) are generated de novo. In others, HSPCs expand. HSPCs differentiate and renew in other locations, ensuring homeostatic maintenance. These niches primarily control haematopoiesis through a combination of cell-to-cell signalling and cytokine secretion that elicit unique biological effects in progenitors...
March 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285134/loss-of-gspt1l-disturbs-the-patterning-of-the-brain-central-arteries-in-zebrafish
#2
Hongcheng Wang, Lingfei Luo, Deqin Yang
The cranial vasculature is crucial for the survival and development of the central nervous system and is closely related to brain pathologies. Characterizations of the underlying mechanisms by which cranial vessels acquire their stereotypic patterning remain to be the key interest in the cerebrovascular research. In this report, we show an interesting zebrafish cq37 mutant displaying aberrant patterning of the central arteries. Genetic mapping results indicate that the gene responsible for cq37 encodes G1 to S phase transition 1, like (Gspt1l) with a nonsense mutation...
March 8, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279709/vegf-signaling-promotes-vascular-endothelial-differentiation-by-modulating-etv2-expression
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Satish Casie Chetty, Megan S Rost, Jacob Ryan Enriquez, Jennifer A Schumacher, Kristina Baltrunaite, Andrea Rossi, Didier Y R Stainier, Saulius Sumanas
Vasculogenesis involves the differentiation of vascular endothelial progenitors de novo from undifferentiated mesoderm, their migration and coalescence to form the major embryonic vessels and the acquisition of arterial or venous identity. Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (Vegf) signaling plays multiple roles during vascular development. However, its function during embryonic vasculogenesis has been controversial. Previous studies have implicated Vegf signaling in either regulating arteriovenous specification or overall vascular endothelial differentiation...
March 7, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278197/the-role-of-platelet-and-endothelial-garp-in-thrombosis-and-hemostasis
#4
Elien Vermeersch, Frederik Denorme, Wim Maes, Simon F De Meyer, Karen Vanhoorelbeke, Justin Edwards, Ethan M Shevach, Derya Unutmaz, Hodaka Fujii, Hans Deckmyn, Claudia Tersteeg
BACKGROUND: Glycoprotein-A Repetitions Predominant protein (GARP or LRRC32) is present on among others human platelets and endothelial cells. Evidence for its involvement in thrombus formation was suggested by full knockout of GARP in zebrafish. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the role of GARP in platelet physiology and in thrombus formation using platelet and endothelial conditional GARP knock out mice. METHODS: Platelet and endothelial specific GARP knockout mice were generated using the Cre-loxP recombination system...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278039/cardiovascular-toxicity-assessment-of-poly-ethylene-imine-based-cationic-polymers-on-zebrafish-model
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Qinglian Hu, Fengliang Guo, Fenghui Zhao, Guping Tang, Zhengwei Fu
Poly(ethylene imine)s (PEIs) have gained enormous attention in designing novel drug delivery systems for cancer treatment. High molecular weight of PEIs such as PEI 25 kD are promising for their drug carrying capacity. However, increased molecular weight is associated with toxicity. Currently, the toxicity evaluation of PEIs is mainly focused on the culture cell models, with very few studies investigating the risk assessment in vivo. Herein, the systemic evaluation of branched PEI 25 kD and PEI-CyD (PC) composed of low molecular PEI (Mw 600) and β-cyclodextrin (β-CyD) is performed in zebrafish model and endothelial cells...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271280/rcan1-4-regulates-vegfr-2-internalisation-cell-polarity-and-migration-in-human-microvascular-endothelial-cells
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Ahmad F Alghanem, Emma L Wilkinson, Maxine S Emmett, Mohammad A Aljasir, Katherine Holmes, Beverley A Rothermel, Victoria A Simms, Victoria L Heath, Michael J Cross
Regulator of calcineurin 1 (RCAN1) is an endogenous inhibitor of the calcineurin pathway in cells. It is expressed as two isoforms in vertebrates: RCAN1.1 is constitutively expressed in most tissues, whereas transcription of RCAN1.4 is induced by several stimuli that activate the calcineurin-NFAT pathway. RCAN1.4 is highly upregulated in response to VEGF in human endothelial cells in contrast to RCAN1.1 and is essential for efficient endothelial cell migration and tubular morphogenesis. Here, we show that RCAN1...
March 7, 2017: Angiogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264837/distinct-and-redundant-functions-of-esam-and-ve-cadherin-during-vascular-morphogenesis
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Loïc Sauteur, Markus Affolter, Heinz-Georg Belting
The cardiovascular system forms during early embryogenesis and adapts to embryonic growth by sprouting angiogenesis and vascular remodeling. These processes require fine-tuning of cell-cell adhesion to maintain and reestablish endothelial contacts, while allowing cell motility. We have compared the contribution of two endothelial cell specific adhesion proteins - VE-cadherin (VE-cad/Cdh5) and Esama (Endothelial cell-selective adhesion molecule a) - during angiogenic sprouting and blood vessel fusion (anastomosis) in the zebrafish embryo by genetic analyses...
March 6, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256502/the-pro-inflammatory-signalling-regulator-stat4-promotes-vasculogenesis-of-great-vessels-derived-from-endothelial-precursors
#8
Zhao-Zheng Meng, Wei Liu, Yu Xia, Hui-Min Yin, Chi-Yuan Zhang, Dan Su, Li-Feng Yan, Ai-Hua Gu, Yong Zhou
Vasculogenic defects of great vessels (GVs) are a major cause of congenital cardiovascular diseases. However, genetic regulators of endothelial precursors in GV vasculogenesis remain largely unknown. Here we show that Stat4, a transcription factor known for its regulatory role of pro-inflammatory signalling, promotes GV vasculogenesis in zebrafish. We find stat4 transcripts highly enriched in nkx2.5(+) endothelial precursors in the pharynx and demonstrate that genetic ablation of stat4 causes stenosis of pharyngeal arch arteries (PAAs) by suppressing PAAs 3-6 angioblast development...
March 3, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230770/vegfa-impacts-early-myocardium-development-in-zebrafish
#9
Diqi Zhu, Yabo Fang, Kun Gao, Jie Shen, Tao P Zhong, Fen Li
Vascular endothelial growth factor A (Vegfa) signaling regulates cardiovascular development. However, the cellular mechanisms of Vegfa signaling in early cardiogenesis remain poorly understood. The present study aimed to understand the differential functions and mechanisms of Vegfa signaling in cardiac development. A loss-of-function approach was utilized to study the effect of Vegfa signaling in cardiogenesis. Both morphants and mutants for vegfaa display defects in cardiac looping and chamber formation, especially the ventricle...
February 21, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222298/vascular-morphogenesis-an-integrin-and-fibronectin-highway
#10
Hellyeh Hamidi, Johanna Ivaska
A new study shows that endothelial cells use synaptic-like machinery to control polarized secretion and deposition of newly synthesised fibronectin. This process is coupled to active integrin recycling to the same locations and is fundamental for vascular development in zebrafish.
February 20, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217803/-natriuretic-peptide-precursor-c-coding-gene-contributes-to-zebrafish-angiogenesis
#11
Jing-Jing Zhang, Xin Wang, Dong Liu
This study aimed to investigate the expression of the natriuretic peptide precursor C coding gene nppc and its role in angiogenesis during embryonic period of the zebrafish. Whole mount in situ hybridization was performed to detect the expression pattern of nppc. nppc specific morpholino and nppc mRNA were injected respectively into the one-cell stage embryo to specifically knock-down and rescue the expression of nppc in Tg (flk1:GFP) and Tg (fli1a:nGFP) transgenic lines. The morphology and endothelial cell number of intersegmental vessel (ISV) were analyzed after imaging using the laser scanning confocal microscope...
February 25, 2017: Sheng Li Xue Bao: [Acta Physiologica Sinica]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193911/eif3i-activity-is-critical-for-endothelial-cells-in-tumor-induced-angiogenesis-through-regulating-vegfr-and-erk-translation
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Yaguang Zhang, Ping Wang, Qian Zhang, Xiaomin Yao, Linjie Zhao, Yibin Liu, Xiaowei Liu, Rui Tao, Chuan Yu, Yuhao Li, Xiangrong Song, Shaohua Yao
Translational control is a critical step in the regulation of gene expression. Accumulating evidence shows that translational control of a subgroup of mRNAs tends to be selective. However, our understanding of the function of selective translational control in endothelial cells is still incomplete. We found that a key translational regulator, eIF3i, is highly expressed in endothelial cells during embryonic and tumor angiogenesis. Knockdown of eIF3i restrained cell proliferation and migration in endothelial cells...
February 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192232/real-time-quantification-of-subcellular-h2o2-and-glutathione-redox-potential-in-living-cardiovascular-tissues
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Emiliano Panieri, Carlo Millia, Massimo M Santoro
Detecting and measuring the dynamic redox events that occur in vivo is a prerequisite for understanding the impact of oxidants and redox events in normal and pathological conditions. These aspects are particularly relevant in cardiovascular tissues wherein alterations of the redox balance are associated with stroke, aging, and pharmacological intervention. An ambiguous aspect of redox biology is how redox events occur in subcellular organelles including mitochondria, and nuclei. Genetically-encoded Rogfp2 fluorescent probes have become powerful tools for real-time detection of redox events...
February 10, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192181/in-vitro-development-of-zebrafish-vascular-networks
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Muhammad Ibrahim, Michael K Richardson
A major limitation to culturing tissues and organs is the lack of a functional vascular network in vitro. The zebrafish possess many useful properties which makes it a promising model for such studies. Unfortunately, methods of culturing endothelial cells from this species are not well characterised. Here, we tried two methods (embryoid body culture and organ explants from transgenic zebrafish kdrl:GFP embryos) to develop in vitro vascular networks. In the kdrl:GFP line, endothelial cells expresses green fluorescent protein, which allows to track the vascular development in live cultures...
February 10, 2017: Reproductive Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192065/vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-a-and-leptin-expression-associated-with-ectopic-proliferation-and-retinal-dysplasia-in-zebrafish-optic-pathway-tumors
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Laura E Schultz, Staci L Solin, Wesley A Wierson, Janna M Lovan, Judith Syrkin-Nikolau, Deborah E Lincow, Andrew J Severin, Donald S Sakaguchi, Maura McGrail
In the central nervous system injury induces cellular reprogramming and progenitor proliferation, but the molecular mechanisms that limit regeneration and prevent tumorigenesis are not completely understood. We previously described a zebrafish optic pathway tumor model in which transgenic Tg(flk1:RFP)is18/+ adults develop nonmalignant retinal tumors. Key pathways driving injury-induced glial reprogramming and regeneration contributed to tumor formation. In this study, we examine a time course of proliferation and present new analyses of the Tg(flk1:RFP)is18/+ dysplastic retina and tumor transcriptomes...
February 13, 2017: Zebrafish
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191018/thymosin-%C3%AE-4-improves-differentiation-and-vascularization-of-ehts
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Tilman Ziegler, Rabea Hinkel, Andrea Stöhr, Thomas Eschenhagen, Karl-Ludwig Laugwitz, Ferdinand le Noble, Robert David, Arne Hansen, Christian Kupatt
Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) constitute a powerful tool to study cardiac physiology and represents a promising treatment strategy to tackle cardiac disease. However, iPSCs remain relatively immature after differentiation. Additionally, engineered heart tissue (EHT) has been investigated as a therapy option in preclinical disease models with promising results, although their vascularization and functionality leave room for improvement. Thymosin β4 (Tβ4) has been shown to promote the differentiation of progenitor cell lines to cardiomyocytes while it also induces angiogenic sprouting and vascular maturation...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182631/zebrafish-atoh8-mutants-do-not-recapitulate-morpholino-phenotypes
#17
Elsie S Place, James C Smith
Atoh8 is a bHLH transcription factor expressed in pancreas, skeletal muscle, the nervous system, and cardiovascular tissues during embryological development. Although it has been implicated in the regulation of pancreatic and endothelial cell differentiation, the phenotypic consequences of Atoh8 loss are uncertain. Conclusions from knockout studies in the mouse differ widely depending on the targeting strategy used, while atoh8 knockdown by interfering morpholino oligonucleotides (morpholinos) in zebrafish has led to a range of developmental defects...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179432/an-evolutionarily-conserved-role-for-polydom-svep1-during-lymphatic-vessel-formation
#18
Terhi Kärpanen, Yvonne Padberg, Serge A van de Pavert, Cathrin Dierkes, Nanami Morooka, Josi Peterson-Maduro, Glenn van de Hoek, Max Adrian, Naoki Mochizuki, Kiyotoshi Sekiguchi, Friedemann Kiefer, Dörte Schulte, Stefan Schulte-Merker
Rationale: Lymphatic vessel formation and function constitutes a physiologically and pathophysiologically important process, but its genetic control is not well understood. Objective: Here, we identify the secreted Polydom/Svep1 protein as essential for formation of the lymphatic vasculature. We analyzed mutants in mice and zebrafish to gain insight into the role of Polydom/Svep1 in the lymphangiogenic process. Methods and Results: Phenotypic analysis of zebrafish polydom/svep1 mutants showed a decrease in venous and lympho-venous sprouting, which leads to an increased number of intersegmental arteries...
February 8, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179430/polydom-is-an-extracellular-matrix-protein-involved-in-lymphatic-vessel-remodeling
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Nanami Morooka, Sugiko Futaki, Ryoko Sato-Nishiuchi, Masafumi Nishino, Yuta Totani, Chisei Shimono, Itsuko Nakano, Hiroyuki Nakajima, Naoki Mochizuki, Kiyotoshi Sekiguchi
Rationale: Lymphatic vasculature constitutes a second vascular system, essential for immune surveillance and tissue fluid homeostasis. Maturation of the hierarchical vascular structure, with a highly-branched network of capillaries and ducts, is crucial for its function. Environmental cues mediate the remodeling process, but the mechanism that underlies this process is largely unknown. Objective: Polydom (also called Svep1) is an extracellular matrix protein identified as a high-affinity ligand for integrin α9β1...
February 8, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153617/the-susceptibility-pathogenesis-of-the-moyamoya-disease
#20
Juntao Hu, Jie Luo, Qianxue Chen
Moyamoya disease (MMD) is a cerebrovascular disease characterized by progressive stenosis of the intracranial internal carotid arteries and their proximal branches. Epidemiologically, MMD is more prevalent in east Asia than any region worldwide, which have been estimated at 0.94 per 100 000 in Japanese and 0.43 per 100,000 in Chinese.However, the etiology of this rare disease remains unknown. Regarding biomarkers of moyamoya disease, moyamoya disease is characterized by an increased expression of angiogenic factors and pro-inflammatory molecules such as vascular endothelial growth factors and matrix metalloproteinase-9, which may partly explain its clinical manifestations of the pathologic angiogenesis, spontaneous hemorrhage, and higher incidence of cerebral hyperperfusion after revascularization surgery...
January 30, 2017: World Neurosurgery
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