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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329032/targeting-expression-of-adenosine-receptors-during-hypoxia-induced-angiogenesis-a-study-using-zebrafish-model
#1
Navina Panneerselvan, Malathi Ragunathan
Hypoxia is known to be a major player during pathological angiogenesis and adenosine as a negative feedback signaling to maintain oxygen delivery in pathological ischemic condition. We mimicked hypoxic condition and studied angiogenesis by inducing adenosine receptors using forskolin, a plant compound and NECA analogue of adenosine using zebrafish model. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is known to play a key role during pathological angiogenesis and regulated by the factors HIF1a under hypoxic condition and recently Notch is proposed to play a negative feedback loop mechanism along with VEGF signaling but the role of adenosine receptor during the process is not known...
January 9, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284606/growth-differentiation-factor-6-promotes-vascular-stability-by-restraining-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-signaling
#2
Shlomo Krispin, Amber N Stratman, Chase H Melick, Radu V Stan, Matteo Malinverno, Jamie Gleklen, Daniel Castranova, Elisabetta Dejana, Brant M Weinstein
OBJECTIVE: The assembly of a functional vascular system requires a coordinated and dynamic transition from activation to maturation. High vascular endothelial growth factor activity promotes activation, including junction destabilization and cell motility. Maturation involves junctional stabilization and formation of a functional endothelial barrier. The identity and mechanism of action of prostabilization signals are still mostly unknown. Bone morphogenetic protein receptors and their ligands have important functions during embryonic vessel assembly and maturation...
December 28, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232705/etv2-mir-130a-jarid2-cascade-regulates-vascular-patterning-during-embryogenesis
#3
Bhairab N Singh, Naoyuki Tahara, Yasuhiko Kawakami, Satyabrata Das, Naoko Koyano-Nakagawa, Wuming Gong, Mary G Garry, Daniel J Garry
Remodeling of the primitive vasculature is necessary for the formation of a complex branched vascular architecture. However, the factors that modulate these processes are incompletely defined. Previously, we defined the role of microRNAs (miRNAs) in endothelial specification. In the present study, we further examined the Etv2-Cre mediated ablation of DicerL/L and characterized the perturbed vascular patterning in the embryo proper and yolk-sac. We mechanistically defined an important role for miR-130a, an Etv2 downstream target, in the mediation of vascular patterning and angiogenesis in vitro and in vivo...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221954/total-particulate-matter-from-cigarette-smoke-disrupts-vascular-development-in-zebrafish-brain-danio-rerio
#4
Andrey Massarsky, G L Prasad, Richard T Di Giulio
Several studies have demonstrated zebrafish as a useful high-throughput in-vivo model to study the effects of cigarette smoke on early development. It has been shown previously that exposure of zebrafish to cigarette smoke total particulate matter (TPM) leads to several adverse physiological aberrations, including heart deformities and improper angiogenesis. Consequently, this study investigated the effects of TPM on cardiovascular development in zebrafish that were exposed to increasing concentrations of TPM based upon nicotine content from 6h post fertilization (hpf) up to 72hpf...
December 5, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187523/modeling-hypercholesterolemia-and-vascular-lipid-accumulation-in-ldl-receptor-mutant-zebrafish
#5
Chao Liu, Young Sook Kim, Jungsu Kim, Jennifer Pattison, Andrés Kamaid, Yury I Miller
Elevated plasma low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol is the dominant risk factor for the development of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease. Deficiency in the LDL receptor (LDLR) is a major cause of familial hypercholesterolemia in humans, and the LDLR knockout mouse is a major animal model of atherosclerosis. Here we report the generation and characterization of an ldlr mutant zebrafish as a new animal model to study hypercholesterolemia and vascular lipid accumulation, an early event in the development of human atherosclerosis...
November 29, 2017: Journal of Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183943/anisotropic-shear-stress-patterns-predict-the-orientation-of-convergent-tissue-movements-in-the-embryonic-heart
#6
Francesco Boselli, Emily Steed, Jonathan B Freund, Julien Vermot
Myocardial contractility and blood flow provide essential mechanical cues for the morphogenesis of the heart. In general, endothelial cells change their migratory behavior in response to shear stress patterns, according to flow directionality. Here, we assessed the impact of shear stress patterns and flow directionality on the behavior of endocardial cells, the specialized endothelial cells of the heart. At the early stages of zebrafish heart valve formation, we show that endocardial cells are converging to the valve-forming area and that this behavior depends upon mechanical forces...
December 1, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169085/combined-toxicity-of-triclosan-2-4-dichlorophenol-and-2-4-6-trichlorophenol-to-zebrafish-danio-rerio
#7
Yuhuan Zhang, Mi Liu, Jinfeng Liu, Xuedong Wang, Caihong Wang, Weiming Ai, Shaobo Chen, Huili Wang
Triclosan (TCS), 2,4,6-trichlorophenol (2,4,6-TCP) and 2,4-dichlorophenol (2,4-DCP) are the most prevalent chlorinated phenolic pollutants in aquatic environments. Our results showed LC50 and EC50 values of 0.51, 1.11, 2.45mg/L, and 0.36, 0.74, 1.53mg/L for TCS, 2,4,6-TCP and 2,4-DCP, respectively, to 120hpf zebrafish. The highest TCSD (the mixture of TCS, 2,4,6-TCP and 2,4-DCP) toxicity was observed at a TCS:2,4,6-TCP:2,4-DCP concentration ratio of 1:2:4. LC50 and EC50 values of TCSD mixtures for 120-hpf zebrafish were 2...
November 20, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168762/dual-roles-of-fer-kinase-are-required-for-proper-hematopoiesis-and-vascular-endothelium-organization-during-zebrafish-development
#8
Emily M Dunn, Elizabeth J Billquist, Amy L VanderStoep, Phillip G Bax, Laura M Westrate, Lisa K McLellan, Shelby C Peterson, Jeffrey P MacKeigan, Aaron P Putzke
Fer kinase, a protein involved in the regulation of cell-cell adhesion and proliferation, has been shown to be required during invertebrate development and has been implicated in leukemia, gastric cancer, and liver cancer. However, in vivo roles for Fer during vertebrate development have remained elusive. In this study, we bridge the gap between the invertebrate and vertebrate realms by showing that Fer kinase is required during zebrafish embryogenesis for normal hematopoiesis and vascular organization with distinct kinase dependent and independent functions...
November 23, 2017: Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157819/pro-angiogenic-effects-of-ilexsaponin-a1-on-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells-in-vitro-and-zebrafish-in-vivo
#9
Jingjing Li, Jinming Zhang, Liang Zou, Simon Ming-Yuen Lee, Cui Yang, Sai-Wang Seto, George Pak-Heng Leung
BACKGROUND: Ilexsaponin A1 is the major bioactive ingredient of Ilex pubescens Hook. et Arn. This plant has been conventionally used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases including stroke, coronary arterial disease, and peripheral vascular diseases. PURPOSE: To investigate the pro-angiogenic effect of Ilexsaponin A1 and its mechanism of action. STUDY DESIGN: Human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) and transgenic zebrafish Tg(fli1:EGFP) were employed as an in vitro and in vivo model respectively...
December 1, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123087/live-imaging-molecular-changes-in-junctional-tension-upon-ve-cadherin-in-zebrafish
#10
Anne Karine Lagendijk, Guillermo A Gomez, Sungmin Baek, Daniel Hesselson, William E Hughes, Scott Paterson, Daniel E Conway, Heinz-Georg Belting, Markus Affolter, Kelly A Smith, Martin A Schwartz, Alpha S Yap, Benjamin M Hogan
Forces play diverse roles in vascular development, homeostasis and disease. VE-cadherin at endothelial cell-cell junctions links the contractile acto-myosin cytoskeletons of adjacent cells, serving as a tension-transducer. To explore tensile changes across VE-cadherin in live zebrafish, we tailored an optical biosensor approach, originally established in vitro. We validate localization and function of a VE-cadherin tension sensor (TS) in vivo. Changes in tension across VE-cadherin observed using ratio-metric or lifetime FRET measurements reflect acto-myosin contractility within endothelial cells...
November 10, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109778/a-h2o2-responsive-theranostic-probe-for-endothelial-injury-imaging-and-protection
#11
Cheng-Kun Wang, Juan Cheng, Xing-Guang Liang, Chao Tan, Quan Jiang, Yong-Zhou Hu, Ying-Mei Lu, Kohji Fukunaga, Feng Han, Xin Li
Overproduction of H2O2 causes oxidative stress and is the hallmark of vascular diseases. Tracking native H2O2 in the endothelium is therefore indispensable to gain fundamental insights into this pathogenesis. Previous fluorescent probes for H2O2 imaging were generally arylboronates which were decomposed to emissive arylphenols in response to H2O2. Except the issue of specificity challenged by peroxynitrite, boric acid by-produced in this process is actually a waste with unknown biological effects. Therefore, improvements could be envisioned if a therapeutic agent is by-produced instead...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037991/vegfa-signaling-regulates-diverse-artery-vein-formation-in-vertebrate-vasculatures
#12
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-particle-exposure-reveals-the-importance-of-foxo1-notch-activation-complex-for-vascular-regeneration
#13
Kyung In Baek, René R Sevag Packard, Jeffrey 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, d < 0.2 μm) promote vascular oxidative stress and atherosclerosis. Notch signaling is intimately involved in vascular homeostasis, in which forkhead box O1 (FOXO1) acts as a co-activator of the Notch activation complex. We elucidated the importance of FOXO1/Notch transcriptional activation complex to restore vascular regeneration after UFP exposure. RESULTS: In a zebrafish model of tail injury and repair, transgenic Tg(fli1:GFP) embryos developed vascular regeneration at 3 days post amputation (dpa), whereas UFP exposure impaired regeneration (p < 0...
November 17, 2017: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
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
#14
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/28994774/establishment-of-larval-zebrafish-as-an-animal-model-to-investigate-trypanosoma-cruzi-motility-in-vivo
#15
Veronica Akle, Nathalie Agudelo-Dueñas, Maria A Molina-Rodriguez, Laurel Brianne Kartchner, Annette Marie Ruth, John M González, Manu Forero-Shelton
Chagas disease is a parasitic infection caused by Trypanosoma cruzi, whose motility is not only important for localization, but also for cellular binding and invasion. Current animal models for the study of T. cruzi allow limited observation of parasites in vivo, representing a challenge for understanding parasite behavior during the initial stages of infection in humans. This protozoan has a flagellar stage in both vector and mammalian hosts, but there are no studies describing its motility in vivo.The objective of this project was to establish a live vertebrate zebrafish model to evaluate T...
September 30, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28950100/how-to-plumb-a-pisces-understanding-vascular-development-and-disease-using-zebrafish-embryos
#16
REVIEW
Benjamin M Hogan, Stefan Schulte-Merker
Our vasculature plays diverse and critical roles in homeostasis and disease. In recent decades, the use of zebrafish has driven our understanding of vascular development into new areas, identifying new genes and mechanisms controlling vessel formation and allowing unprecedented observation of the cellular and molecular events that shape the developing vasculature. Here, we highlight key mechanisms controlling formation of the zebrafish vasculature and investigate how knowledge from this highly tractable model system has informed our understanding of vascular disease in humans...
September 25, 2017: Developmental Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28946938/ldb2-regulates-the-expression-of-dll4-through-the-formation-of-oligomeric-complexes-in-endothelial-cells
#17
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
#18
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/28938553/homocysteine-induced-peripheral-microcirculation-dysfunction-in-zebrafish-and-its-attenuation-by-l-arginine
#19
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 [Formula: see text], where [Formula: see text] and [Formula: see text] represent the peripheral microcirculation perfusion and the systemic perfusion levels, respectively...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938538/mir-23a-targets-runx2-and-suppresses-ginsenoside-rg1-induced-angiogenesis-in-endothelial-cells
#20
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
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