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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806774/fibroblast-growth-factor-receptor-1-mediates-internalization-of-pathogenic-spotted-fever-rickettsiae-into-host-endothelium
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Abha Sahni, Jignesh Patel, Hema P Narra, Casey L C Schroeder, David H Walker, Sanjeev K Sahni
Rickettsial infections continue to cause serious morbidity and mortality in severe human cases around the world. Host cell adhesion and invasion is an essential requisite for intracellular growth, replication, and subsequent dissemination of pathogenic rickettsiae. Heparan sulfate proteoglycans [HSPGs] facilitate the interactions between fibroblast growth factor(s) and their tyrosine kinase receptors resulting in receptor dimerization/activation and have been implicated in bacterial adhesion to target host cells...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806760/endothelial-activation-and-dysfunction-in-severe-fever-with-thrombocytopenia-syndrome
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Xiao-Kun Li, Zhen-Dong Yang, Juan Du, Bo Xing, Ning Cui, Pan-He Zhang, Hao Li, Xiao-Ai Zhang, Qing-Bin Lu, Wei Liu
BACKGROUND: Pathogenesis of severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) has not been well described yet. Recent studies indicate that SFTSV could replicate in endothelial cells. Here we performed a case-control study to determine whether endothelial activation/dysfunction occurred in SFTSV infection and to identify the biomarkers reflecting endothelial dysfunction. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: In a case-control study of 134 SFTS patients and 68 healthy controls, serum levels of plasminogen activator inhibitor 1, tissue plasminogen activator, P-selectin, platelet endothelial cell adhesion molecular, CD40 ligand, E-selectin, vascular endothelial growth factor A, serum amyloid antigen 1 (SAA-1) and vascular cell adhesion molecular 1 were significantly enhanced in the patients than the controls (all P<0...
August 14, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806758/developmental-vascular-remodeling-defects-and-postnatal-kidney-failure-in-mice-lacking-gpr116-adgrf5-and-eltd1-adgrl4
#3
Shun Lu, Shuya Liu, Astrid Wietelmann, Baktybek Kojonazarov, Ann Atzberger, Cong Tang, Ralph Theo Schermuly, Hermann-Josef Gröne, Stefan Offermanns
GPR116 (ADGRF5) and ELTD1 (ADGRL4) belong to different subfamilies of the adhesion G-protein-coupled receptor group but are both expressed in endothelial cells. We therefore analyzed their functions in mice lacking these receptors. While loss of GPR116 or ELTD1 alone had no obvious effect on cardiovascular or kidney function, mice lacking both, GPR116 and ELTD1, showed malformations of the aortic arch arteries and the cardiac outflow tract leading to perinatal lethality in about 50% of the mutants. In addition to cardiovascular malformations, surviving mice developed renal thrombotic microangiopathy as well as hemolysis and splenomegaly, and their lifespan was significantly reduced...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806702/hmgb1-redox-during-sepsis
#4
Wasan Abdulmahdi, Devika Patel, May M Rabadi, Tala Azar, Edson Jules, Mark Lipphardt, Rameen Hashemiyoon, Brian B Ratliff
During sepsis, the alarmin HMGB1 is released from tissues and promotes systemic inflammation that results in multi-organ damage, with the kidney particularly susceptible to injury. The severity of inflammation and pro-damage signaling mediated by HMGB1 appears to be dependent on the alarmin's redox state. Therefore, we examined HMGB1 redox in kidney cells during sepsis. Using intravital microscopy, CellROX labeling of kidneys in live mice indicated increased ROS generation in the kidney perivascular endothelium and tubules during lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced sepsis...
August 4, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806488/serotonergic-5-ht2b-receptors-in-mitral-valvulopathy-bone-marrow-mobilization-of-endothelial-progenitors
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Estelle Ayme-Dietrich, Roland Lawson, Francine Côté, Claudia de Tapia, Sylvia Da Silva, Claudine Ebel, Béatrice Hechler, Christian Gachet, Jérome Guyonnet, Hélène Rouillard, Jordane Stoltz, Emily Quentin, Sophie Banas, François Daubeuf, Nelly Frossard, Bernard Gasser, Jean-Philippe Mazzucotelli, Olivier Hermine, Luc Maroteaux, Laurent Monassier
BACKGROUND: Valvular heart disease is highly prevalent in industrialized countries. Chronic use of anorexigens, amphetamine or ergot derivatives targeting the serotonin system has been associated with valvular heart disease. PURPOSE AND EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Here, we investigated the contribution of serotonin receptors in a mouse model of valve degeneration induced by nordexfenfluramine, the main metabolite of the anorexigens dexfenfluramine and benfluorex. KEY RESULTS: Chronically activated 5-HT2B receptors by nordexfenfluramine in mice mimicked early steps of mitral valve remodelling attested by increased valve thickness, and cell density in a thick extracellular matrix...
August 14, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806447/homocysteine-facilitates-prominent-polygonal-angiogenetic-networks-of-a-choroidal-capillary-sprouting-model
#6
Yih-Jing Lee, Chien-Chao Chiu, Chia-Ying Ke, Ni Tien, Po-Kang Lin
Purpose: To investigate the effects of homocysteine on choroidal angiogenesis, we established an ex vivo choroidal sprouting explant model and examined the potential growth factors for angiogenesis. Methods: Choroid fragments with retinal pigment epithelium were isolated from mouse and embedded in Matrigel. Homocysteine at different concentrations were added to the culture mediums. The choroidal explants were observed at different time points, and the total area of choroidal sprouting was measured and analyzed...
August 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806402/multi-functional-mechanisms-of-immune-evasion-by-the-streptococcal-complement-inhibitor-c5a-peptidase
#7
Nicola N Lynskey, Mark Reglinski, Damien Calay, Matthew K Siggins, Justin C Mason, Marina Botto, Shiranee Sriskandan
The complement cascade is crucial for clearance and control of invading pathogens, and as such is a key target for pathogen mediated host modulation. C3 is the central molecule of the complement cascade, and plays a vital role in opsonization of bacteria and recruitment of neutrophils to the site of infection. Streptococcal species have evolved multiple mechanisms to disrupt complement-mediated innate immunity, among which ScpA (C5a peptidase), a C5a inactivating enzyme, is widely conserved. Here we demonstrate for the first time that pyogenic streptococcal species are capable of cleaving C3, and identify C3 and C3a as novel substrates for the streptococcal ScpA, which are functionally inactivated as a result of cleavage 7 amino acids upstream of the natural C3 convertase...
August 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806220/association-of-gender-with-outcome-and-host-response-in-critically-ill-sepsis-patients
#8
Lonneke A van Vught, Brendon P Scicluna, Maryse A Wiewel, Arie J Hoogendijk, Peter M C Klein Klouwenberg, David S Y Ong, Olaf L Cremer, Janneke Horn, Marek Franitza, Mohammad R Toliat, Peter Nürnberg, Marc M J Bonten, Marcus J Schultz, Tom van der Poll
OBJECTIVE: To determine the association of gender with the presentation, outcome, and host response in critically ill patients with sepsis. DESIGN AND SETTING: A prospective observational cohort study in the ICU of two tertiary hospitals between January 2011 and January 2014. PATIENTS: All consecutive critically ill patients admitted with sepsis, involving 1,815 admissions (1,533 patients). INTERVENTIONS: The host response was evaluated on ICU admission by measuring 19 plasma biomarkers reflecting organ systems implicated in sepsis pathogenesis (1,205 admissions) and by applying genome-wide blood gene expression profiling (582 admissions)...
August 11, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805973/experimental-and-clinical-evidence-of-differential-effects-of-magnesium-sulfate-on-neuroprotection-and-angiogenesis-in-the-fetal-brain
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Matthieu Lecuyer, Marina Rubio, Clément Chollat, Maryline Lecointre, Sylvie Jégou, Philippe Leroux, Carine Cleren, Isabelle Leroux-Nicollet, Loic Marpeau, Denis Vivien, Stéphane Marret, Bruno J Gonzalez
Clinical studies showed beneficial effects of magnesium sulfate regarding the risk of cerebral palsy. However, regimen protocols fluctuate worldwide and risks of adverse effects impacting the vascular system have been reported for human neonates, keeping open the question of the optimal dosing. Using clinically relevant concentrations and doses of magnesium sulfate, experiments consisted of characterizing, respectively, ex vivo and in vivo, the effects of magnesium sulfate on the nervous and vascular systems of mouse neonates by targeting neuroprotection, angiogenesis, and hemodynamic factors and in measuring, in human fetuses, the impact of a 4-g neuroprotective loading dose of magnesium sulfate on brain hemodynamic parameters...
August 2017: Pharmacology Research & Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805947/penile-neurovascular-structure-revisited-immunohistochemical-studies-with-three-dimensional-reconstruction
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G N Yin, S-H Park, M-J Choi, A Limanjaya, K Ghatak, N N Minh, J Ock, K-M Song, J-K Ryu, J-K Suh
Penile erection is a neurovascular phenomenon that requires well coordinated and functional interaction between penile vascular and nervous systems. In order to provide a useful tool to examine pathologic changes in the erectile tissue, mainly focusing on penile neurovascular dysfunction, we established the technique to determine the differential distribution of endothelial cells, smooth muscle cells, pericytes, and nerve fibers in the mouse penis using immunohistochemical staining with three-dimensional reconstruction...
August 14, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805663/yap-taz-regulates-sprouting-angiogenesis-and-vascular-barrier-maturation
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Jongshin Kim, Yoo Hyung Kim, Jaeryung Kim, Do Young Park, Hosung Bae, Da-Hye Lee, Kyun Hoo Kim, Seon Pyo Hong, Seung Pil Jang, Yoshiaki Kubota, Young-Guen Kwon, Dae-Sik Lim, Gou Young Koh
Angiogenesis is a multistep process that requires coordinated migration, proliferation, and junction formation of vascular endothelial cells (ECs) to form new vessel branches in response to growth stimuli. Major intracellular signaling pathways that regulate angiogenesis have been well elucidated, but key transcriptional regulators that mediate these signaling pathways and control EC behaviors are only beginning to be understood. Here, we show that YAP/TAZ, a transcriptional coactivator that acts as an end effector of Hippo signaling, is critical for sprouting angiogenesis and vascular barrier formation and maturation...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805600/the-effect-of-oxytocin-and-kisspeptin-10-in-ovary-and-uterus-of-ischemia-reperfusion-injured-rats
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M Aslan, G Erkanli Senturk, H Akkaya, S Sahin, B Yılmaz
OBJECTIVE: Ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injuries result in damage to endothelial and parenchymal cells. Oxytocin (OXY) stimulates uterine contraction during parturition and myoepithelial cells during suckling. OXY has been used as a protective antioxidant. Kisspeptin plays a key role in the central control of reproductive functions and onset of puberty. Recent studies show that these reproductive hormones have protective potential as antioxidant. The aim of this study is to investigate the potential protective effects of Kisspeptin and OXY as antioxidants on I/R injured ovary and uterus of female rats...
August 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805015/stromelysin-2-mmp-10-a-novel-mediator-of-vascular-remodeling-underlying-pulmonary-hypertension-associated-with-systemic-sclerosis
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Jérôme Avouac, Christophe Guignabert, Anna Maria Hoffmann-Vold, Barbara Ruiz, Peter Dorfmuller, Sonia Pezet, Olivia Amar, Ly Tu, Jérôme Van Wassenhove, Jérémy Sadoine, David Launay, Muriel Elhai, Anne Cauvet, Arun Subramaniam, Robert Resnick, Eric Hachulla, Øyvind Molberg, André Kahan, Marc Humbert, Yannick Allanore
OBJECTIVE: To decipher the role of gene candidates involved in pulmonary hypertension (PH) associated with systemic sclerosis (SSc). METHODS: Gene candidates were identified through microarray experiments performed on Affymetrix GeneChip(®) Human Exon 1.0 ST Arrays in endothelial progenitor cell (EPC)-derived endothelial cells (ECs) issued from patients with SSc-PH, SSc without PH and controls. Expression of identified candidates was assessed by quantitative sandwich ELISA in the serum and by immunohistochemistry in lesional lung tissue...
August 13, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804565/thrombospondin-1-inhibits-ossification-of-tissue-engineered-cartilage-constructed-by-adscs
#14
Aiguo Xie, Jixin Xue, Gan Shen, Lanjun Nie
Cartilage tissue engineering provides a new method in the treatment of cartilage defects, and adipose derived stem cells seem to be an ideal seed cell in cartilage tissue engineering because of its characteristics. However, ossification after in vivo implantation of tissue engineered cartilage remains a challenge. Thrombospondin-1 which has been reported to have an inhibitory effect on angiogenesis, may play an important role in inhibiting the ossification of tissue engineered cartilage constructed by adipose derived stem cells...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804559/microrna-1907-enhances-atherosclerosis-associated-endothelial-cell-apoptosis-by-suppressing-bcl-2
#15
Jin Zhao, Shu-Lin Ou, Wei-You Wang, Chang Yan, Lu-Xiang Chi
Injury and endothelial cell apoptosis are hall marks of atherosclerosis (AS). However, the mechanisms underlying its pathogenesis remain ill-defined. Recent evidence of a role for microRNAs in AS-associated endothelial cell apoptosis encouraged us to address this question. Here, AS was developed in ApoE (-/-) mice supplied with a high-fat diet (HFD), compared to ApoE (-/-) mice supplied with a normal diet (ND). Mouse endothelial cells were isolated from the aortic arch using flow cytometry based on their expression of CD31...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804550/long-noncoding-rna-meg3-suppressed-endothelial-cell-proliferation-and-migration-through-regulating-mir-21
#16
Ziheng Wu, Yangyan He, Donglin Li, Xin Fang, Tao Shang, Hongkun Zhang, Xiangtao Zheng
Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) act critical roles in many biological processes, including cell proliferation, apoptosis, development, invasion and migration. LncRNA maternally expressed gene 3 (MEG3) is found to be downregulated in several tumors; however, its role in the atherosclerosis is still unknown. In the present study, we demonstrated that MEG3 expression level was downregulated in the coronary artery disease (CAD) tissues compared to in the control tissues. We also showed that TNF-α enhanced EC cell proliferation...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804546/ccr7-enhances-the-angiogenic-capacity-of-esophageal-squamous-carcinoma-cells-in-vitro-via-activation-of-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-vegf-signaling-pathway
#17
Qing-Yong Cai, Gui-You Liang, Yi-Feng Zheng, Qun-You Tan, Ru-Wen Wang, Kun Li
High levels of angiogenesis are associated with poor prognosis and a highly invasive phenotype in esophageal squamous carcinoma. C-C chemokine receptor type 7 (CCR7) is overexpressed in multiple tumor types and has been suggested to act as an oncogene and pro-angiogenic factor. This study aimed to elucidate the effect of CCR7 on the angiogenic capacity of esophageal squamous carcinoma cells in vitro. Expression of CCR7 in esophageal squamous carcinoma cell lines and normal human esophageal epithelial cell line was examined by western blotting and quantitative real-time PCR...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803936/slurp1-promotes-corneal-angiogenic-privilege-by-suppressing-nuclear-translocation-of-nf%C3%AE%C2%BAb
#18
Sudha Swamynathan, Chelsea L Loughner, Shivalingappa K Swamynathan
Previously, we have reported that the Secreted Ly6/uPAR related protein-1 (SLURP1) serves an important immunomodulatory function in the ocular surface. Here, we examine the involvement of SLURP1 in regulating corneal angiogenic privilege. Slurp1 expression detected by QPCR, immunoblots and immunofluorescent stain, was significantly decreased in mouse corneas subjected to alkali burn-induced corneal neovascularization (CNV). Addition of exogenous SLURP1 (6XHis-tagged, E. coli expressed and partially purified using Ni-ion columns) significantly suppressed the tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α)-stimulated human umbilical cord vascular endothelial cell (HUVEC) tube formation...
August 10, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803935/tnf-%C3%AE-upregulates-hif-1%C3%AE-expression-in-pterygium-fibroblasts-and-enhances-their-susceptibility-to-vegf-independent-of-hypoxia
#19
Kyoung Woo Kim, Soo Jin Lee, Jae Chan Kim
The clinical manifestations of pterygium are characterized by rapid growth and postoperative recurrences. We had previously proposed that hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF)-1α recruits progenitor cells during the development and progression of pterygia. Recently, it was reported that various stimuli, including inflammation, could activate HIF-1α even under normoxic conditions. The ocular surface directly faces external environments, and is thus frequently exposed to inflammatory insults. First, we examined the gene expression of HIF-1α, its downstream molecule, vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-A, and VEGF receptor (VEGFR)-2 in corneal and conjunctival cells compared with cultured human umbilical vein endothelial cells...
August 10, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803914/targeted-disruption-of-tcf12-reveals-heb-as-essential-in-human-mesodermal-specification-and-hematopoiesis
#20
Yang Li, Patrick M Brauer, Jastaranpreet Singh, Sintia Xhiku, Kogulan Yoganathan, Juan Carlos Zúñiga-Pflücker, Michele K Anderson
Hematopoietic stem cells arise from mesoderm-derived hemogenic endothelium (HE) during embryogenesis in a process termed endothelial-hematopoietic transition (EHT). To better understand the gene networks that control this process, we investigated the role of the transcription factor HEB (TCF12) by disrupting the TCF12 gene locus in human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) and inducing them to differentiate toward hematopoietic outcomes. HEB-deficient hESCs retained key features of pluripotency, including expression of SOX2 and SSEA-4 and teratoma formation, while NANOG expression was reduced...
August 2, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
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