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Vascular smooth muscle cells, aging

Ming-Jie Zhang, Yun Liu, Zi-Cheng Hu, Yi Zhou, Yan Pi, Lu Guo, Xu Wang, Xue Chen, Jing-Cheng Li, Li-Li Zhang
The phenotypic modulation of contractile vascular smooth muscle cell (VSMC) is widely accepted as the pivotal process in the arterial remodeling induced by hypertension. This study aimed to investigate the potential role of transient receptor potential vanilloid type 1 (TRPV1) on regulating VSMC plasticity and intracranial arteriole remodeling in hypertension. Spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR), Wistar-Kyoto (WKY) rats and TRPV1(-/-) mice on a C57BL/6J background were used. By microscopic observation of the histopathological sections of vessels from hypertensive SHR and age-matched normotensive WKY control rats, we found that hypertension induced arterial remodeling...
October 24, 2016: Histochemistry and Cell Biology
Adam P Harvey, Augusto Montezano, Khai C Wong, Katie Y Hood, Rheure Alves-Lopes, Graziela S Ceravolo, Chihiro Yabe-Nishimura, Delyth Graham, Rhian M Touyz
OBJECTIVE: In hypertension, the vasculature undergoes alterations that resemble those seen in aging. The involvement of aldosterone and Noxs in the mechanisms underlying age-associated vascular damage is unclear. We postulated that aging-like changes in the vasculature is amplified in hypertension due to increased aldosterone-induced Nox-redox signalling. DESIGN AND METHOD: We assessed vascular aging in arteries from adult WKY (18 weeks), aged WKY (52 weeks) and adult stroke-prone spontaneously hypertensive (SHRSP) rats...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
Munehiro Kitada, Yoshio Ogura, Daisuke Koya
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) due to atherosclerosis is the main cause of death in both the elderly and patients with metabolic diseases, including diabetes. Aging processes contribute to the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. Calorie restriction (CR) is recognized as a dietary intervention for promoting longevity and delaying age-related diseases, including atherosclerosis. Sirt1, an NAD(+)-dependent deacetylase, is considered an anti-aging molecule and is induced during CR. Sirt1 deacetylates target proteins and is linked to cellular metabolism, the redox state and survival pathways...
October 15, 2016: Aging
S G Li, M Z Yan, D Zhang, M Ye, J J Deng
The development of age-related cardiovascular disease is associated with the senescence of vascular cells. This study aimed to investigate the effect of ginsenoside Rg1 on vascular smooth muscle cell (VSMC) senescence. Primary VSMCs were cultured and divided into control, D-galactose (D-gal), Rg1-L, and Rg1-H groups, which were cultured without and with D-gal, and with low- and high-concentrations of Rg1, respectively. D-gal-induced cellular senescence was identified by b-galactosidase staining, and ultrastructural changes within the cells were observed...
September 2, 2016: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
Giuseppe Maltese, Paraskevi-Maria Psefteli, Benedetta Rizzo, Salil Srivastava, Luigi Gnudi, Giovanni E Mann, Richard C M Siow
Vascular ageing in conditions such as atherosclerosis, diabetes and chronic kidney disease, is associated with the activation of the renin angiotensin system (RAS) and diminished expression of antioxidant defences mediated by the transcription factor nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2). The anti-ageing hormone klotho promotes longevity and protects against cardiovascular and renal diseases. Klotho has been shown to activate Nrf2 and attenuate oxidative damage in neuronal cells, however, the mechanisms by which it protects against vascular smooth muscle cell VSMC dysfunction elicited by Angiotensin II (AngII) remain to be elucidated...
October 3, 2016: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Jennifer J DuPont, Amy McCurley, Ana P Davel, Joseph McCarthy, Shawn B Bender, Kwangseok Hong, Yan Yang, Jeung-Ki Yoo, Mark Aronovitz, Wendy E Baur, Demetra D Christou, Michael A Hill, Iris Z Jaffe
Hypertension is nearly universal yet poorly controlled in the elderly despite proven benefits of intensive treatment. Mice lacking mineralocorticoid receptors in smooth muscle cells (SMC-MR-KO) are protected from rising blood pressure (BP) with aging, despite normal renal function. Vasoconstriction is attenuated in aged SMC-MR-KO mice, thus they were used to explore vascular mechanisms that may contribute to hypertension with aging. MicroRNA (miR) profiling identified miR-155 as the most down-regulated miR with vascular aging in MR-intact but not SMC-MR-KO mice...
September 8, 2016: JCI Insight
Gilberto Vargas-Alarcon, Nancy Martinez-Rodriguez, Rafael Velazquez-Cruz, Oscar Perez-Mendez, Rosalinda Posadas-Sanchez, Carlos Posadas-Romero, Marco Antonio Peña-Duque, Marco Antonio Martinez-Rios, Silvestre Ramirez-Fuentes, Jose Manuel Fragoso
Hypertension is a major public health problem affecting about 30% of the adult population and is associated with an increased risk of developing metabolic and cardiovascular disease. Recent reports have shown that the T-cadherin receptor characteristically expressed on endothelial and vascular smooth muscle cells is involved in hypertension. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the role of cadherin-13 (CDH13) gene polymorphisms as susceptibility markers for hypertension in Mexican population. Six CDH13 polymorphisms (rs11646213, rs11646411, rs6563943, rs3096277, rs3784990 and rs254340) were genotyped by 5' exonuclease TaqMan assays in a group of 644 hypertensive and 765 non-hypertensive individuals...
September 21, 2016: Immunobiology
Rohan Varshney, Quaisar Ali, Chengxiang Wu, Zhongjie Sun
The objective of this study is to investigate whether stem cell delivery of secreted Klotho (SKL), an aging-suppressor protein, attenuates monocrotaline-induced pulmonary vascular dysfunction and remodeling. Overexpression of SKL in mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) was achieved by transfecting MSCs with lentiviral vectors expressing SKL-green fluorescent protein (GFP). Four groups of rats were treated with monocrotaline, whereas an additional group was given saline (control). Three days later, 4 monocrotaline-treated groups received intravenous delivery of nontransfected MSCs, MSC-GFP, MSC-SKL-GFP, and PBS, respectively...
November 2016: Hypertension
Yue Liu, Ting-Ting Wang, Ran Zhang, Wen-Yan Fu, Xu Wang, Fang Wang, Peng Gao, Yang-Nan Ding, Yan Xie, De-Long Hao, Hou-Zao Chen, De-Pei Liu
Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), characterized by a localized dilation of the abdominal aorta, is a life-threatening vascular pathology. Because of the current lack of effective treatment for AAA rupture, prevention is of prime importance for AAA management. Calorie restriction (CR) is a nonpharmacological intervention that delays the aging process and provides various health benefits. However, whether CR prevents AAA formation remains untested. In this study, we subjected Apoe(-/-) mice to 12 wk of CR and then examined the incidence of angiotensin II (AngII)-induced AAA formation...
September 26, 2016: Journal of Experimental Medicine
Hou-Zao Chen, Fang Wang, Peng Gao, Jian-Fei Pei, Yue Liu, Ting-Ting Xu, Xiaoqiang Tang, Wen-Yan Fu, Jie Lu, Yun-Fei Yan, Xiao-Man Wang, Lei Han, Zhu-Qin Zhang, Ran Zhang, Ming-Hui Zou, De-Pei Liu
RATIONALE: Uncontrolled growth of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) is a life-threatening vascular disease without an effective pharmaceutical treatment. AAA incidence dramatically increases with advancing age in men. However, the molecular mechanisms by which aging predisposes individuals to AAAs remain unknown. OBJECTIVE: In this study, we investigated the role of Sirtuin 1 (SIRT1), a class Ⅲ histone deacetylase, in AAA formation and the underlying mechanisms linking vascular senescence and inflammation...
September 20, 2016: Circulation Research
Sayo Koike, Shozo Yano, Sayuri Tanaka, Abdullah M Sheikh, Atsushi Nagai, Toshitsugu Sugimoto
Vascular calcification, especially medial artery calcification, is associated with cardiovascular death in patients with diabetes mellitus and chronic kidney disease (CKD). To determine the underlying mechanism of vascular calcification, we have demonstrated in our previous report that advanced glycation end-products (AGEs) stimulated calcium deposition in vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) through excessive oxidative stress and phenotypic transition into osteoblastic cells. Since AGEs can induce apoptosis, in this study we investigated its role on VSMC apoptosis, focusing mainly on the underlying mechanisms...
2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Adam P Harvey, Augusto Montezano, Khai C Wong, Katie Y Hood, Rheure Alves-Lopes, Graziela S Ceravolo, Chihiro Yabe-Nishimura, Delyth Graham, Rhian M Touyz
OBJECTIVE: In hypertension, the vasculature undergoes alterations that resemble those seen in aging. The involvement of aldosterone and Noxs in the mechanisms underlying age-associated vascular damage is unclear. We postulated that aging-like changes in the vasculature is amplified in hypertension due to increased aldosterone-induced Nox-redox signalling. DESIGN AND METHOD: We assessed vascular aging in arteries from adult WKY (18 weeks), aged WKY (52 weeks) and adult stroke-prone spontaneously hypertensive (SHRSP) rats...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
Jun Cheng, Liang Mao, Jing Wen, Peng-Yun Li, Na Wang, Xiao-Qiu Tan, Xiao-Dong Zhang, Xiao-Rong Zeng, Liang Xu, Xian-Ming Xia, Dong Xia, Kai He, Song Su, Hui Yao, Yan Yang
BACKGROUND: Large-conductance calcium- and voltage-activated potassium channels (BKC a channels) play important roles in the maintenance of vascular tone, and their dysregulation is associated with abnormal vascular relaxation and contraction. We tested the changes in BKC a channel properties in patients at different ages to assess the effects of hypertension and aging on the functional changes of BKC a channels. METHODS AND RESULTS: Patch clamp was performed to detect the activities of BKC a channels in freshly isolated human mesenteric artery smooth muscle cells from younger patients (aged ≤45 years) without hypertension, older patients (aged ≥65 years) without hypertension, and older patients with hypertension...
September 2016: Journal of the American Heart Association
Pan Tan, Yan-Jiao Wang, Shuang Li, Yi Wang, Je-Yu He, Yi-Yin Chen, Hui-Qian Deng, Wu Huang, Jun-Kun Zhan, You-Shuo Liu
Replicative senescence of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) contributes to aging as well as age-related cardiovascular diseases. Rapamycin can delay the onset of aging-related diseases via inhibition of the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR), but its role in vascular aging remains elusive. This study investigated the involvement of mTOR signaling in replicative senescence of VSMCs. Replicative senescence was induced by the extended passages of human VSMCs. Aging-related cell morphology was observed. The aging-related proteins and enzyme activity, and oxidative stress were measured...
November 2016: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
Mi-Hyun Nam, Won-Rak Son, Young Sik Lee, Kwang-Won Lee
Advanced glycation end-products (AGEs) are involved in the development of vascular smooth muscle cell (VSMC) dysfunction and the progression of atherosclerosis. However, AGEs may indirectly affect VSMCs via AGEs-induced signal transduction between monocytes and human umbilical endothelial cells (HUVECs), rather than having a direct influence. This study was designed to elucidate the signaling pathway underlying AGEs-RAGE axis influence on VSMC dysfunction using a co-culture system with monocytes, HUVECs and VSMCs...
September 7, 2016: Cell Communication & Adhesion
Rafaela G Feresin, Jingwen Huang, DawnKylee S Klarich, Yitong Zhao, Shirin Pourafshar, Bahram H Arjmandi, Gloria Salazar
Activation of angiotensin II (Ang II) signaling during aging increases reactive oxygen species (ROS) leading to vascular senescence, a process linked to the onset and progression of cardiovascular diseases (CVD). Consumption of fruits and vegetables, particularly berries, is associated with decreased incidence of CVD, which has mainly been attributed to the polyphenol content of these foods. Thus, the objective of this study was to investigate the role of blackberry (BL), raspberry (RB), and black raspberry (BRB) polyphenol extracts in attenuating Ang II-induced senescence in vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) and to determine the molecular mechanisms involved...
October 12, 2016: Food & Function
Wen Mei, Guangda Xiang, Yixiang Li, Huan Li, Lingwei Xiang, Junyan Lu, Lin Xiang, Jing Dong, Min Liu
Growth differentiation factor 11 (GDF11) reduces cardiac hypertrophy, improves cerebral vasculature and enhances neurogenesis in ageing mice. Higher growth differentiation factor 11/8 (GDF11/8) is associated with lower risk of cardiovascular events in humans. Here, we showed that adeno-associated viruses-GDF11 and recombinant GDF11 protein improve endothelial dysfunction, decrease endothelial apoptosis, and reduce inflammation, consequently decrease atherosclerotic plaques area in apolipoprotein E(-/-) mice...
October 11, 2016: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
Meili Wang, Yi Fu, Cheng Gao, Yiting Jia, Yaqian Huang, Limei Liu, Xian Wang, Wengong Wang, Wei Kong
Aging-related vascular dysfunction contributes to cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Cartilage oligomeric matrix protein (COMP), a vascular extracellular matrix protein, has been described as a negative regulatory factor for the vascular aging-related processes including atherosclerosis and vascular calcification. However, whether COMP is implicated in the process of vascular aging remains unclear. Here, we identified a novel function of COMP in preventing vascular aging and vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) senescence...
September 16, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Tengfei Zhou, Mengqian Zhang, Liang Zhao, Aiqin Li, Xiaomei Qin
Oxidative stress and impaired antioxidant defense are believed to be contributors to the cardiovascular aging process. The transcription factor nuclear factor-E2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) plays a key role in orchestrating cellular antioxidant defenses and maintaining redox homeostasis. Our previous study showed that Exendin-4, a glucagon-like peptide-1 analog, alleviates angiotensin II (ANG II)-induced vascular smooth muscle cell (VSMC) senescence by inhibiting Rac1 activation via cAMP/PKA (Zhao L, Li AQ, Zhou TF, Zhang MQ, Qin XM...
October 1, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
Andrew M Cobb, Delphine Larrieu, Derek T Warren, Yiwen Liu, Sonal Srivastava, Andrew J O Smith, Richard P Bowater, Stephen P Jackson, Catherine M Shanahan
The nuclear lamina is essential for the proper structure and organization of the nucleus. Deregulation of A-type lamins can compromise genomic stability, alter chromatin organization and cause premature vascular aging. Here, we show that accumulation of the lamin A precursor, prelamin A, inhibits 53BP1 recruitment to sites of DNA damage and increases basal levels of DNA damage in aged vascular smooth muscle cells. We identify that this genome instability arises through defective nuclear import of 53BP1 as a consequence of abnormal topological arrangement of nucleoporin NUP153...
July 27, 2016: Aging Cell
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