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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147666/sympathetic-denervation-accelerates-wound-contraction-but-inhibits-reepithelialization-and-pericyte-proliferation-in-diabetic-mice
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Zhifang Zheng, Yu Wan, Yishu Liu, Yu Yang, Jianbing Tang, Wenhua Huang, Biao Cheng
Previous studies focused on the effects of sympathetic denervation with 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA) on nondiabetic wounds, but the effects of 6-OHDA on diabetic wounds have not been previously reported. In this study, treated mice received intraperitoneal 6-OHDA, and control mice received intraperitoneal injections of normal saline. Full-thickness wounds were established on the backs of mice. The wounds were sectioned (four mice per group) for analysis at 2, 5, 7, 10, 14, 17, and 21 days after injury. The wound areas in the control group were larger than those in the treatment group...
2017: Journal of Diabetes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146905/pericytes-regulate-vegf-induced-endothelial-sprouting-through-vegfr1
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Hanna M Eilken, Rodrigo Diéguez-Hurtado, Inga Schmidt, Masanori Nakayama, Hyun-Woo Jeong, Hendrik Arf, Susanne Adams, Napoleone Ferrara, Ralf H Adams
Pericytes adhere to the abluminal surface of endothelial tubules and are required for the formation of stable vascular networks. Defective endothelial cell-pericyte interactions are frequently observed in diseases characterized by compromised vascular integrity such as diabetic retinopathy. Many functional properties of pericytes and their exact role in the regulation of angiogenic blood vessel growth remain elusive. Here we show that pericytes promote endothelial sprouting in the postnatal retinal vasculature...
November 17, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143947/connexin-30-is-expressed-in-a-subtype-of-mouse-brain-pericytes
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Noémie Mazaré, Alice Gilbert, Anne-Cécile Boulay, Nathalie Rouach, Martine Cohen-Salmon
Pericytes are mural cells of blood microvessels which play a crucial role at the neurovascular interface of the central nervous system. They are involved in the regulation of blood-brain barrier integrity, angiogenesis, clearance of toxic metabolites, capillary hemodynamic responses, and neuroinflammation, and they demonstrate stem cell activity. Morphological and molecular studies to characterize brain pericytes recently pointed out some heterogeneity in pericyte population. Nevertheless, a clear definition of pericyte subtypes is still lacking...
November 16, 2017: Brain Structure & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140882/extravascular-migratory-metastasis-pericytic-mimicry-in-sarcomatoid-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-vulva-a-report-of-2-cases
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M H Eleanor Koay, Colin J R Stewart
Extravascular migratory metastasis (EVMM), also known as pericytic mimicry or angiotropism, is a mechanism of angiocentric tumor spread that has been investigated mainly in cutaneous malignant melanoma where it has been associated with an increased risk of metastasis. In EVMM, the tumor cells spread along the external (ablumenal) aspect of vessels without breaching the endothelium, a process that is therefore distinct from the more widely recognized intraluminal invasion. Although EVMM has also been reported in a limited range of other tumor types, to our knowledge it has not been described in squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)...
November 14, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135875/cochlear-pericytes-are-capable-of-reversibly-decreasing-capillary-diameter-in-vivo-after-tumor-necrosis-factor-exposure
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Mattis Bertlich, Friedrich Ihler, Bernhard G Weiss, Saskia Freytag, Michael Strupp, Martin Canis
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this work was to evaluate the effect of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) and its neutralization with etanercept on the capability of cochlear pericytes to alter capillary diameter in the stria vascularis. METHODS: Twelve Dunkin-Hartley guinea pigs were randomly assigned to one of three groups. Each group was treated either with placebo and then placebo, TNF and then placebo, or TNF and then etanercept. Cochlear pericytes were visualized using diaminofluorescein-2-diacetate and intravasal blood flow by fluorescein-dextrane...
December 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128907/a-new-conditionally-immortalized-human-fetal-brain-pericyte-cell-line-establishment-and-functional-characterization-as-a-promising-tool-for-human-brain-pericyte-studies
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Kenta Umehara, Yuchen Sun, Satoshi Hiura, Koki Hamada, Motoyuki Itoh, Keita Kitamura, Motohiko Oshima, Atsushi Iwama, Kosuke Saito, Naohiko Anzai, Kan Chiba, Hidetaka Akita, Tomomi Furihata
While pericytes wrap around microvascular endothelial cells throughout the human body, their highest coverage rate is found in the brain. Brain pericytes actively contribute to various brain functions, including the development and stabilization of the blood-brain barrier (BBB), tissue regeneration, and brain inflammation. Accordingly, detailed characterization of the functional nature of brain pericytes is important for understanding the mechanistic basis of brain physiology and pathophysiology. Herein, we report on the development of a new human brain pericyte cell line, hereafter referred to as the human brain pericyte/conditionally immortalized clone 37 (HBPC/ci37)...
November 11, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127512/surgical-management-of-spinal-solitary-fibrous-tumor-hemangiopericytoma-a-case-series-of-20-patients
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Qi Jia, Zhenhua Zhou, Dan Zhang, Jian Yang, Chao Liu, Ting Wang, Zhipeng Wu, Cheng Yang, Haifeng Wei, Jian Zhao, Tielong Liu, Wang Zhou, Xinghai Yang, Jianru Xiao
PURPOSE: Spinal solitary fibrous tumor/hemangiopericytoma (SFT/HPC), a rare mesenchymal tumor that arises from pericytes of Zimmerman, comprises only 0.08% of all primary bone tumors and 0.1% of primary malignant bone tumor and rarely occurs in the spine. We attempt to correlate the clinical factors and different treatment options with the recurrence rate and overall survival of SFT/HPC over time. METHODS: A retrospective study of 20 patients with spinal osseous SFT/HPCs who were surgically treated in our center between 2003 and 2015 was performed...
November 10, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125884/comparative-characterization-of-cd271-and-cd271-subpopulations-of-cd34-human-adipose-derived-stromal-cells
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Liziane Raquel Beckenkamp, Lucas Eduardo Botelho Souza, Fernanda Ursoli Ferreira Melo, Carolina Hassibe Thomé, Daniele Aparecida Rosa Magalhães, Patrícia Viana Bonini Palma, Dimas Tadeu Covas
INTRODUCTION: Adipose-derived stromal/stem cells (ASCs) are promising candidates for cell-based therapies. However, the lack of markers able to unequivocally identify these cells, the differential expression of cell surface molecules among stromal progenitors from different tissues and cellular alterations caused by culture are phenomena that need to be comprehensively addressed in order to improve ASC purification and consequently refine our knowledge about their function and therapeutic efficiency...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125148/role-of-pericytes-in-the-retina
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G S P Santos, P H D M Prazeres, A Mintz, A Birbrair
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November 10, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121970/endothelial-%C3%AE-6%C3%AE-4-integrin-protects-during-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis-induced-neuroinflammation-by-maintaining-vascular-integrity-and-tight-junction-protein-expression
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Jennifer V Welser, Sebok K Halder, Ravi Kant, Amin Boroujerdi, Richard Milner
BACKGROUND: Extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins play critical functions regulating vascular formation and function. Laminin is a major component of the vascular basal lamina, and transgenic mice deficient in astrocyte or pericyte laminin show defective blood-brain barrier (BBB) integrity, indicating an important instructive role for laminin in cerebral blood vessels. As previous work shows that in the normal brain, vascular expression of the laminin receptor α6β4 integrin is predominantly restricted to arterioles, but induced on all vessels during neuroinflammation, it is important to define the role of this integrin in the maintenance of BBB integrity...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120327/capillary-pericytes-mediate-coronary-no-reflow-after-myocardial-ischaemia
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Fergus M O'Farrell, Svetlana Mastitskaya, Matthew Hammond-Haley, Felipe Freitas, Wen Rui Wah, David Attwell
After cardiac ischaemia, a prolonged decrease of coronary microvascular perfusion often occurs even after flow is restored in an upstream artery. This 'no-reflow' phenomenon worsens patient prognosis. In the brain, after stroke, a similar post-ischaemic 'no-reflow' has been attributed to capillary constriction by contractile pericytes. We now show that occlusion of a rat coronary artery, followed by reperfusion, blocks 40% of cardiac capillaries and halves perfused blood volume within the affected region. Capillary blockages colocalised strongly with pericytes, where capillary diameter was reduced by 37%...
November 9, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120167/understanding-the-inflammatory-tissue-reaction-to-brain-implants-to-improve-neurochemical-sensing-performance
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Steven M Wellman, Takashi D Y Kozai
Neurochemical sensing probes are a valuable diagnostic and therapeutic tool that can be used to study neurodegenerative diseases involving deficiencies in neurotransmitter signaling. However, implantation of these biosensors can elicit a harmful tissue response that alters the neurochemical environment within the brain. Transmission of chemical messengers via neurons is impeded by a barrier-forming glial scar that occurs within weeks after insertion followed by progressive neurodegeneration, attenuating signal sensitivity...
November 9, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117147/the-na-k-atpase-%C3%AE-subunit-isoforms-expression-in-glioblastoma-multiforme-moonlighting-roles
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Deborah Rotoli, Mariana-Mayela Cejas, María-Del-Carmen Maeso, Natalia-Dolores Pérez-Rodríguez, Manuel Morales, Julio Ávila, Ali Mobasheri, Pablo Martín-Vasallo
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most common form of malignant glioma. Recent studies point out that gliomas exploit ion channels and transporters, including Na, K-ATPase, to sustain their singular growth and invasion as they invade the brain parenchyma. Moreover, the different isoforms of the β-subunit of Na, K-ATPase have been implicated in regulating cellular dynamics, particularly during cancer progression. The aim of this study was to determine the Na, K-ATPase β subunit isoform subcellular expression patterns in all cell types responsible for microenvironment heterogeneity of GBM using immunohistochemical analysis...
November 8, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110609/bmp3-is-required-for-integrity-of-blood-brain-barrier-by-promoting-pericyte-coverage-in-zebrafish-embryos
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D Lei, X Jin, L Wen, H Dai, Z Ye, G Wang
BACKGROUND: The compromise of blood brain barrier (BBB) integrity is often associated with human hemorrhage stroke and neurodegeneration diseases, including retina diseases, such as age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. Brain pericytes play pivotal roles in regulation and maintenance of BBB integrity. However, the mechanisms underlying brain pericyte development to establish BBB integrity remain unclear. METHODS: zebrafish transgenic lines Tg(flk1:GFP; gata1:dsRed), Tg(flk1:GFP), Tg(fli1:GFP) and Tg(BRE:GFP) were used in this work...
November 5, 2017: Current Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107155/the-bbi-at-the-bbi-a-culture-change
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Ian Galea, V Hugh Perry
The blood-brain interface (BBI) is the subject of a new named series at Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. It is timely to reflect on a number of advances in the field within the last ten years, which may lead to an increased understanding of human behavior and a wide range of psychiatric and neurological conditions. We cover discoveries made in solute and cell trafficking, endothelial cell and pericyte biology, extracellular matrix and emerging tools, especially those which will enable study of the human BBI. We now recognize the central role of the BBI in a number of immunopsychiatric syndromes, including sickness behaviour, delirium, septic encephalopathy, cognitive side effects of cytokine-based therapies and the frank psychosis observed in neuronal surface antibody syndromes...
October 26, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106980/pericyte-implantation-in-the-brain-enhances-cerebral-blood-flow-and-reduces-amyloid-%C3%AE-pathology-in-amyloid-model-mice
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Masaya Tachibana, Yu Yamazaki, Chia-Chen Liu, Guojun Bu, Takahisa Kanekiyo
Pericytes are a major component of cerebrovasculature playing a key role in maintaining cerebrovascular homeostasis. These cells have also been suggested to regulate brain metabolism of amyloid-β (Aβ), disturbances of which are believed to contribute to the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD). To examine the effects of pericytes on brain Aβ metabolism, C3H/10T1/2 mouse mesenchymal stem cells were differentiated into pericytes and stereotaxically injected into the brains of amyloid AD model APP/PS1 mice at the age of 18 to 20months...
October 26, 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106322/neurovascular-unit-crosstalk-pericytes-and-astrocytes-modify-cytokine-secretion-patterns-of-brain-endothelial-cells
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William A Banks, Andrej Kovac, Yoichi Morofuji
Crosstalk among brain endothelial cells (BECs), pericytes, and astrocytes occurs by way of soluble factors, including cytokines. Here, we studied cytokine secretion from both mouse BEC monocultures and tri-cultured with pericytes and astrocytes. Four cytokines were constitutively secreted by BEC monolayers, 12 by LPS-stimulated BECs, 10 by tri-cultures, and 14 by LPS-stimulated tri-cultures. Cytokine levels were generally higher with either LPS stimulation or tri-culture when compared to monocultures and highest in tri-cultures stimulated by LPS...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104807/neural-vascular-mechanism-for-the-cerebral-blood-flow-autoregulation-after-hemorrhagic-stroke
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REVIEW
Ming Xiao, Qiang Li, Hua Feng, Le Zhang, Yujie Chen
During the initial stages of hemorrhagic stroke, including intracerebral hemorrhage and subarachnoid hemorrhage, the reflex mechanisms are activated to protect cerebral perfusion, but secondary dysfunction of cerebral flow autoregulation will eventually reduce global cerebral blood flow and the delivery of metabolic substrates, leading to generalized cerebral ischemia, hypoxia, and ultimately, neuronal cell death. Cerebral blood flow is controlled by various regulatory mechanisms, including prevailing arterial pressure, intracranial pressure, arterial blood gases, neural activity, and metabolic demand...
2017: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102936/the-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-and-the-chick-embryo-chorioallantoic-membrane-the-key-and-the-lock-in-revealing-vasculogenesis
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Şerban Comşa, Raluca Amalia Ceaușu, Roxana Popescu, Anca Maria Cîmpean, Marius Raica
BACKGROUND/AIM: To analyze the interaction between the human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSC) and the chick embryo chorioallantoic membrane (CAM), in order to assess the still obscure process of vasculogenesis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We implanted hMSC onto CAM and we analyzed the morphology and the immunohistochemical profile of CAM. RESULTS: hMSC adhered to CAM, few of them entered the chorionic epithelium and the mesoderm and developed a CD44(-)/Ki67(-) status...
November 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100301/inhibitory-effect-of-caveolin-1-in-vascular-endothelial-cells-pericytes-and-smooth-muscle-cells
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Hongping Xu, Liwei Zhang, Wei Chen, Jiazhou Xu, Ruting Zhang, Ran Liu, Lan Zhou, Wenjie Hu, Rong Ju, Chunsik Lee, Weisi Lu, Anil Kumar, Xuri Li, Zhongshu Tang
Caveolin-1 (Cav1) is the principle structural protein of caveolae. It plays important roles in the vascular system under both physiological and pathological conditions. Although Cav1 has been shown to inhibit microvascular permeability and has been considered as a tumor-suppressor for years, the underlying cellular mechanism has yet to be discovered. Here, we systematically investigated Cav1 functions in the main types of vascular cells, including endothelial cells (ECs), pericytes (PCs) and smooth muscle cells (SMCs)...
September 29, 2017: Oncotarget
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