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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527947/embryonic-vascular-disruption-adverse-outcomes-linking-high-throughput-signaling-signatures-with-functional-consequences
#1
Robert G Ellis-Hutchings, Raja S Settivari, Alene T McCoy, Nicole Kleinstreuer, Jill Franzosa, Thomas B Knudsen, Edward W Carney
Embryonic vascular disruption is an important adverse outcome pathway (AOP) as chemical disruption of cardiovascular development induces broad prenatal defects. High throughput screening (HTS) assays aid AOP development although linking in vitro data to in vivo apical endpoints remains challenging. This study evaluated two anti-angiogenic agents, 5HPP-33 and TNP-470, across the ToxCastDB HTS assay platform and anchored the results to complex in vitro functional assays: the rat aortic explant assay (AEA), rat whole embryo culture (WEC), and the zebrafish embryotoxicity (ZET) assay...
May 17, 2017: Reproductive Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524872/hif-1%C3%AE-regulates-macrophage-endothelial-interactions-during-blood-vessel-development-in-zebrafish
#2
Claudia Gerri, Rubén Marín-Juez, Michele Marass, Alora Marks, Hans-Martin Maischein, Didier Y R Stainier
Macrophages are known to interact with endothelial cells during developmental and pathological angiogenesis but the molecular mechanisms modulating these interactions remain unclear. Here, we show a role for the Hif-1α transcription factor in this cellular communication. We generated hif-1aa;hif-1ab double mutants in zebrafish, hereafter referred to as hif-1α mutants, and find that they exhibit impaired macrophage mobilization from the aorta-gonad-mesonephros (AGM) region as well as angiogenic defects and defective vascular repair...
May 19, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506987/development-of-the-larval-lymphatic-system-in-the-zebrafish
#3
Hyun Min Jung, Daniel Castranova, Matthew R Swift, Van N Pham, Marina Venero Galanternik, Sumio Isogai, Matthew G Butler, Timothy S Mulligan, Brant M Weinstein
The lymphatic vascular system is a hierarchically organized complex network essential for tissue fluid homeostasis, immune trafficking, and absorption of dietary fats in the human body. Despite its importance, the assembly of the lymphatic network is still not fully understood. The zebrafish is a powerful model organism that enables study of lymphatic vessel development using high-resolution imaging and sophisticated genetic and experimental manipulation. Although several studies have described early lymphatic development in the fish, lymphatic development at later stages has not been completely elucidated...
May 15, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500283/fine-tune-regulation-of-carboxypeptidase-n1-controls-vascular-patterning-during-zebrafish-development
#4
Ting-Yun Wu, Yi-Shan Wang, Yi-Chun Song, Zih-Ying Chen, Yi-Ting Chen, Chien-Chih Chiu, Chang-Yi Wu
Vascular development is regulated by complicated signals and molecules in vertebrates. In this study, we characterized a novel function of carboxypeptidase N1 (Cpn1) in the vasculature. We show that cpn1 mRNA is expressed in developing vessels. The knockdown of cpn1 by morpholino injection impairs the growth of intersegmental vessels (ISV) and caudal vein plexus (CVP), suggesting the role of cpn1 in vascular development. We showed that vascular defects are not caused by cell death but are due to the impairment of migration and proliferation...
May 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494970/image-based-measurement-of-h2o2-reaction-diffusion-in-wounded-zebrafish-larvae
#5
Mark Jelcic, Balázs Enyedi, João B Xavier, Philipp Niethammer
Epithelial injury induces rapid recruitment of antimicrobial leukocytes to the wound site. In zebrafish larvae, activation of the epithelial NADPH oxidase Duox at the wound margin is required early during this response. Before injury, leukocytes are near the vascular region, that is, ∼100-300 μm away from the injury site. How Duox establishes long-range signaling to leukocytes is unclear. We conceived that extracellular hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) generated by Duox diffuses through the tissue to directly regulate chemotactic signaling in these cells...
May 9, 2017: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476557/podocytes-regulate-the-glomerular-basement-membrane-protein-nephronectin-by-means-of-mir-378a-3p-in-glomerular-diseases
#6
Janina Müller-Deile, Jan Dannenberg, Patricia Schroder, Meei-Hua Lin, Jeffrey H Miner, Rongjun Chen, Jan-Hinrich Bräsen, Thomas Thum, Jenny Nyström, Lynne Beverly Staggs, Hermann Haller, Jan Fiedler, Johan M Lorenzen, Mario Schiffer
The pathophysiology of many proteinuric kidney diseases is poorly understood, and microRNAs (miRs) regulation of these diseases has been largely unexplored. Here, we tested whether miR-378a-3p is a novel regulator of glomerular diseases. MiR-378a-3p has two predicted targets relevant to glomerular function, the glomerular basement membrane matrix component, nephronectin (NPNT), and vascular endothelial growth factor VEGF-A. In zebrafish (Danio rerio), miR-378a-3p mimic injection or npnt knockdown by a morpholino oligomer caused an identical phenotype consisting of edema, proteinuria, podocyte effacement, and widening of the glomerular basement membrane in the lamina rara interna...
May 2, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459441/mural-lymphatic-endothelial-cells-regulate-meningeal-angiogenesis-in-the-zebrafish
#7
Neil I Bower, Katarzyna Koltowska, Cathy Pichol-Thievend, Isaac Virshup, Scott Paterson, Anne K Lagendijk, Weili Wang, Benjamin W Lindsey, Stephen J Bent, Sungmin Baek, Maria Rondon-Galeano, Daniel G Hurley, Naoki Mochizuki, Cas Simons, Mathias Francois, Christine A Wells, Jan Kaslin, Benjamin M Hogan
Mural cells of the vertebrate brain maintain vascular integrity and function, play roles in stroke and are involved in maintenance of neural stem cells. However, the origins, diversity and roles of mural cells remain to be fully understood. Using transgenic zebrafish, we identified a population of isolated mural lymphatic endothelial cells surrounding meningeal blood vessels. These meningeal mural lymphatic endothelial cells (muLECs) express lymphatic endothelial cell markers and form by sprouting from blood vessels...
May 1, 2017: Nature Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445524/live-imaging-of-primary-ocular-vasculature-formation-in-zebrafish
#8
Tetsuya Hashiura, Eiji Kimura, Shizuko Fujisawa, Sayuri Oikawa, Shigenori Nonaka, Daijiro Kurosaka, Jiro Hitomi
Ocular vasculature consists of the central retinal and ciliary vascular systems, which are essential to maintaining visual function. Many researchers have attempted to determine their origins and development; however, the detailed, stepwise process of ocular vasculature formation has not been established. In zebrafish, two angioblast clusters, the rostral and midbrain organizing centers, form almost all of the cranial vasculature, including the ocular vasculature, and these are from where the cerebral arterial and venous angioblast clusters, respectively, differentiate...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440736/levistilide-a-inhibits-angiogenesis-in-liver-fibrosis-via-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-signaling-pathway
#9
Zhi-Min Zhao, Hong-Liang Liu, Xin Sun, Tao Guo, Li Shen, Yan-Yan Tao, Cheng-Hai Liu
Levistilide A (C24H28O4, molecular weight = 380.48) derived from Angelica sinensis (Danggui) has been reported to inhibit hepatic stellate cell proliferation. This study investigated the effects of levistilide A on liver fibrosis relating to angiogenesis, particularly on the characteristic change in liver sinusoidal endothelial cells. LX-2 cells were activated by TGF-β1, and the human hepatic sinusoidal endothelial cells (HHSECs) were induced by endothelial cell growth supplement. Cell viability was detected using a methylthiazoldiphenyl-tetrazolium bromide assay; F-actin was visualized through the fluorescence probe method; cell proliferation was examined using the EdU kit; antiangiogenesis activity was assessed using the tube formation assay and transgenic zebrafish model...
May 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440030/-identification-of-target-genes-downstream-of-semaphorin6a-plexina2-signaling-in-zebrafish
#10
Sarah E Emerson, Riley M St Clair, Ashley L Waldron, Sierra R Bruno, Anna Duong, Heather E Driscoll, Bryan A Ballif, Sarah McFarlane, Alicia M Ebert
BACKGROUND: Semaphorin (Sema)/Plexin (Plxn) signaling is important for many aspects of neuronal development, however the transcriptional regulation imposed by this signaling pathway is unknown. Previously, we identified an essential role for Sema6A/PlxnA2 signaling in regulating proliferation and cohesion of retinal precursor cells (RPCs) during early eye development. This study used RNA isolated from control, Sema6A-deficient, and PlxnA2-deficient zebrafish embryos in a microarray analysis to identify genes that were differentially expressed when this signaling pathway was disrupted...
April 25, 2017: Developmental Dynamics: An Official Publication of the American Association of Anatomists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429770/neurons-secrete-mir-132-containing-exosomes-to-regulate-brain-vascular-integrity
#11
Bing Xu, Yu Zhang, Xu-Fei Du, Jia Li, Hua-Xing Zi, Ji-Wen Bu, Yong Yan, Hua Han, Jiu-Lin Du
Vascular integrity helps maintain brain microenvironment homeostasis, which is critical for the normal development and function of the central nervous system. It is known that neural cells can regulate brain vascular integrity. However, due to the high complexity of neurovascular interactions involved, understanding of the neural regulation of brain vascular integrity is still rudimentary. Using intact zebrafish larvae and cultured rodent brain cells, we find that neurons transfer miR-132, a highly conserved and neuron-enriched microRNA, via secreting exosomes to endothelial cells (ECs) to maintain brain vascular integrity...
April 21, 2017: Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428220/cmtm3-cklf-like-marvel-transmembrane-domain-3-mediates-angiogenesis-by-regulating-cell-surface-availability-of-ve-cadherin-in-endothelial-adherens-junctions
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Ihsan Chrifi, Laura Louzao-Martinez, Maarten Brandt, Christian G M van Dijk, Petra Burgisser, Changbin Zhu, Johan M Kros, Dirk J Duncker, Caroline Cheng
OBJECTIVE: Decrease in VE-cadherin adherens junctions reduces vascular stability, whereas disruption of adherens junctions is a requirement for neovessel sprouting during angiogenesis. Endocytosis plays a key role in regulating junctional strength by altering bioavailability of cell surface proteins, including VE-cadherin. Identification of new mediators of endothelial endocytosis could enhance our understanding of angiogenesis. Here, we assessed the function of CMTM3 (CKLF-like MARVEL transmembrane domain 3), which we have previously identified as highly expressed in Flk1(+) endothelial progenitor cells during embryonic development...
April 20, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423345/homocysteine-induced-peripheral-microcirculation-dysfunction-in-zebrafish-and-its-attenuation-by-l-arginine
#13
Sang Joon Lee, Sung Ho Park, Jinhyuk Fred Chung, Woorak Choi, Hyung Kyu Huh
Elevated blood homocysteine (Hcy) level is frequently observed in aged individuals and those with age-related vascular diseases. However, its effect on peripheral microcirculation is still not fully understood. Using in vivo zebrafish model, the degree of Hcy-induced peripheral microcirculation dysfunction is assessed in this study with a proposed dimensionless velocity parameter V¯CV/V¯PCV, where V¯CV and V¯PCV represent the peripheral microcirculation perfusion and the systemic perfusion levels, respectively...
April 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414088/embryonic-vascular-disruption-adverse-outcomes-linking-high-throughput-signaling-signatures-with-functional-consequences
#14
Robert G Ellis-Hutchings, Raja S Settivari, Alene T McCoy, Nicole Kleinstreuer, Jill Franzosa, Thomas B Knudsen, Edward W Carney
Embryonic vascular disruption is an important adverse outcome pathway (AOP) as chemical disruption of cardiovascular development induces broad prenatal defects. High-throughput screening (HTS) assays aid AOP development although linking in vitro data to in vivo apical endpoints remains challenging. This study evaluated two anti-angiogenic agents, 5HPP-33 and TNP-470, across the ToxCastDB HTS assay platform and anchored the results to complex in vitro functional assays: the rat aortic explant assay (AEA), rat whole embryo culture (WEC), and the zebrafish embryotoxicity (ZET) assay...
April 13, 2017: Reproductive Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395729/a-novel-perivascular-cell-population-in-the-zebrafish-brain
#15
Marina Venero Galanternik, Daniel Castranova, Aniket V Gore, Nathan H Blewett, Hyun Min Jung, Amber N Stratman, Martha R Kirby, James Iben, Mayumi F Miller, Koichi Kawakami, Richard J Maraia, Brant M Weinstein
The blood-brain barrier is essential for the proper homeostasis and function of the CNS, but its mechanism of function is poorly understood. Perivascular cells surrounding brain blood vessels are thought to be important for blood-brain barrier establishment, but their roles are not well defined. Here, we describe a novel perivascular cell population closely associated with blood vessels on the zebrafish brain. Based on similarities in their morphology, location, and scavenger behavior, these cells appear to be the zebrafish equivalent of cells variably characterized as Fluorescent Granular Perithelial cells (FGPs), perivascular macrophages, or 'Mato Cells' in mammals...
April 11, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392885/the-transcription-factor-bach1-suppresses-the-developmental-angiogenesis-of-zebrafish
#16
Li Jiang, Meng Yin, Jie Xu, Mengping Jia, Shaoyang Sun, Xu Wang, Jianyi Zhang, Dan Meng
Bach1 disrupts Wnt/β-catenin signaling, reduces the proliferation, migration, and tube formation activity of endothelial cells (ECs), and suppresses angiogenesis in mice with surgically induced hind-limb ischemia (HLI). However, the function of Bach1 during developmental angiogenesis in zebrafish remains unclear. Here, we found that zebrafish Bach1 was expressed ubiquitously during early embryonic development in zebrafish. Bach1b mRNA injection of Tg(fli1:gfp) fish disrupted intersegmental vessels (ISV) and dorsal longitudinal anastomotic vessels (DLAV) and suppressed endogenous Wnt/β-catenin signaling and Wnt8a stimulated vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and interleukin-8 (IL-8) gene expression at early embryonic stages of zebrafish...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376864/antiangiogenic-effects-of-oridonin
#17
Lili Tian, Kangjie Xie, Donglai Sheng, Xiaoqing Wan, Guofu Zhu
BACKGROUND: Oridonin, the major terpene found in Rabdosia rubescens (Henmsl.) Hara, is widely used as a dietary supplement and therapeutic drug. Oridonin has been proven to possess good anti-tumour activity, but little is known about its effect on angiogenesis. The aim of this study was to investigate the antiangiogenic effects of oridonin in vivo and in vitro and prove that oridonin anti-tumour activity is based on suppressing angiogenesis. METHODS: In vitro, the antiangiogenesis effect was studied by proliferation, apoptosis, migration, invasion, and tube formation experiments on human umbilical vascular endothelial cells (HUVECs)...
April 4, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372831/%C3%AE-2-and-%C3%AE-1ap-1-complexes-different-essential-functions-and-regulatory-mechanisms-in-clathrin-dependent-protein-sorting
#18
Daniela Zizioli, Constanze Geumann, Manuel Kratzke, Ratnakar Mishra, Guiseppe Borsani, Dario Finazzi, Ermes Candiello, Peter Schu
γ2 adaptin is homologous to γ1, but is only expressed in vertebrates while γ1 is found in all eukaryotes. We know little about γ2 functions and their relation to γ1. γ1 is an adaptin of the heterotetrameric AP-1 complexes, which sort proteins in and do form clathrin-coated transport vesicles and they also regulate maturation of early endosomes. γ1 knockout mice develop only to blastocysts and thus γ2 does not compensate γ1-deficiency in development. γ2 has not been classified as a clathrin-coated vesicle adaptor protein in proteome analyses and functions for monomeric γ2 in endosomal protein sorting have been proposed, but adaptin interaction studies suggested formation of heterotetrameric AP-1/γ2 complexes...
March 27, 2017: European Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369143/yap-taz-transcriptional-activity-is-essential-for-vascular-regression-via-ctgf-expression-and-actin-polymerization
#19
Ayumi Nagasawa-Masuda, Kenta Terai
Vascular regression is essential to remove redundant vessels during the formation of an efficient vascular network that can transport oxygen and nutrient to every corner of the body. However, no mechanism is known to explain how major blood vessels regress during development. Here we use the dorsal part of the caudal vein plexus (dCVP) in Zebrafish to investigate the mechanism of regression and discover a new role of Yap/Taz in vascular regression. During regression, Yap/Taz is activated by blood circulation in the endothelial cells...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367511/potential-protective-function-of-the-sterol-regulatory-element-binding-factor-1-fatty-acid-desaturase-1-2-axis-in-early-stage-age-related-macular-degeneration
#20
Yoshifumi Ashikawa, Yuhei Nishimura, Shiko Okabe, Yumi Sato, Mizuki Yuge, Tomoko Tada, Haruka Miyao, Soichiro Murakami, Koki Kawaguchi, Shota Sasagawa, Yasuhito Shimada, Toshio Tanaka
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of vision loss in elderly individuals throughout the developed world. Inhibitors of vascular endothelial growth factor have been successfully used to treat choroidal neovascularization in late-stage AMD. The pathogenesis of early-stage AMD, however, remains largely unknown, impairing efforts to develop effective therapies that prevent progression to late-stage AMD. To address this, we performed comparative transcriptomics of macular and extramacular retinal pigmented epithelium-choroid (RPE-choroid) tissue from early-stage AMD patients...
March 2017: Heliyon
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