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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331057/upregulation-of-distinct-collagen-transcripts-in-post-surgery-scar-tissue-a-study-of-conjunctival-fibrosis
#1
Li-Fong Seet, Li Zhen Toh, Stephanie W L Chu, Sharon N Finger, Jocelyn L L Chua, Tina T Wong
Excessive accumulation of collagen is often used to assess the development of fibrosis. This study aims to identify collagen genes that define fibrosis in the conjunctiva following glaucoma filtration surgery (GFS). Using the mouse model of GFS, we have identified collagen transcripts that were upregulated in the fibrotic phase of wound healing via RNA-seq. The top three highest induced collagen transcripts belong to Col8a1, Col11a1 and Col8a2 Further validation of the Col8a1, Col11a1 and Col8a2 transcripts revealed their increase by 67-, 54- and 18-folds respectively in the fibrotic phase, compared to 12-fold for Col1a1, the most commonly evaluated collagen gene for fibrosis...
March 22, 2017: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329690/tissue-myeloid-progenitors-differentiate-into-pericytes-through-tgf-%C3%AE-signaling-in-developing-skin-vasculature
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Tomoko Yamazaki, Ani Nalbandian, Yutaka Uchida, Wenling Li, Thomas D Arnold, Yoshiaki Kubota, Seiji Yamamoto, Masatsugu Ema, Yoh-Suke Mukouyama
Mural cells (pericytes and vascular smooth muscle cells) are essential for the regulation of vascular networks and maintenance of vascular integrity, but their origins are diverse in different tissues and not known in the organs that arise from the ectoderm, such as skin. Here, we show that tissue-localized myeloid progenitors contribute to pericyte development in embryonic skin vasculature. A series of in vivo fate-mapping experiments indicates that tissue myeloid progenitors differentiate into pericytes...
March 21, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325925/the-blood-labyrinthine-barrier-in-the-human-normal-and-meniere-s-disease-macula-utricle
#3
Gail Ishiyama, Ivan A Lopez, Paul Ishiyama, Harry V Vinters, Akira Ishiyama
The ultrastructural organization of the blood labyrinthine barrier (BLB) was investigated in the human vestibular endorgan, the utricular macula, using postmortem specimens from individuals with documented normal auditory and vestibular function and surgical specimens from patients with intractable Meniere's disease. Transmission electron microscopic analysis of capillaries located in the normal human utricular stroma showed vascular endothelial cells with few pinocytotic vesicles, covered by a smooth and uniform basement membrane surrounded by pericyte processes...
March 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325782/aibp-limits-angiogenesis-thorough-%C3%AE-secretase-mediated-upregulation-of-notch-signaling
#4
Renfang Mao, Shu Meng, Qilin Gu, Raquel Araujo-Gutierrez, Sandeep Kumar, Qing Yan, Felicidad Almazan, Keith A Youker, Yingbin Fu, Henry J Pownall, John P Cooke, Yury I Miller, Longhou Fang
Rationale: Angiogenesis improves perfusion to the ischemic tissue following acute vascular obstruction. Angiogenesis in pathophysiological settings reactivates signaling pathways involved in developmental angiogenesis. We showed previously that apoA-I binding protein (AIBP)-regulated cholesterol efflux in endothelial cells (ECs) controls zebrafish embryonic angiogenesis. Objective: This study is to determine whether loss of AIBP affects angiogenesis in mice during development and under pathological conditions, and to explore the underlying molecular mechanism...
March 21, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325294/therapeutic-effect-of-novel-single-stranded-rnai-agent-targeting-periostin-in-eyes-with-retinal-neovascularization
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Takahito Nakama, Shigeo Yoshida, Keijiro Ishikawa, Yuki Kubo, Yoshiyuki Kobayashi, Yedi Zhou, Shintaro Nakao, Toshio Hisatomi, Yasuhiro Ikeda, Kazumasa Takao, Kazunori Yoshikawa, Akira Matsuda, Junya Ono, Shoichiro Ohta, Kenji Izuhara, Akira Kudo, Koh-Hei Sonoda, Tatsuro Ishibashi
Retinal neovascularization (NV) due to retinal ischemia remains one of the principal causes of vision impairment in patients with ischemic retinal diseases. We recently reported that periostin (POSTN) may play a role in the development of preretinal fibrovascular membranes, but its role in retinal NV has not been determined. The purpose of this study was to examine the expression of POSTN in the ischemic retinas of a mouse model of oxygen-induced retinal NV. We also studied the function of POSTN on retinal NV using Postn KO mice and human retinal endothelial cells (HRECs) in culture...
March 17, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325151/adipose-tissue-derived-pericytes-for-cartilage-tissue-engineering
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Jin Xin Zhang, Chun Yan Du, Wei Min Guo, Pan Li, Shu Yun Liu, Zhi Guo Yuan, Jian Hua Yang, Xun Sun, He Yong Yin, Quan Yi Guo, Chen Fu Zhou
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) represent a promising alternative source for cartilage tissue engineering. However, MSC culture is labor-intensive, so these cells cannot be applied immediately to regenerate cartilage for clinical purposes. Risks during the ex vivo expansion of MSCs, such as infection and immunogenicity, can be a bottleneck in their use in clinical tissue engineering. As a novel stem cell source, pericytes are generally considered to be the origin of MSCs. Pericytes do not have to undergo time-consuming ex vivo expansion because they are uncultured cells...
March 21, 2017: Current Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323540/identification-of-multipotent-stem-cells-in-human-brain-tissue-following-stroke
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Kotaro Tatebayashi, Yasue Tanaka, Akiko Nakano-Doi, Rika Sakuma, Saeko Kamachi, Manabu Shirakawa, Kazutaka Uchida, Hiroto Kageyama, Toshinori Takagi, Shinichi Yoshimura, Tomohiro Matsuyama, Takayuki Nakagomi
Perivascular regions of the brain harbor multipotent stem cells. We previously demonstrated that brain pericytes near blood vessels also develop multipotency following experimental ischemia in mice, and that these ischemia-induced multipotent stem cells (iSCs) can contribute to neurogenesis. However, it is essential to understand the traits of iSCs in the post-stroke human brain for possible applications in stem cell-based therapies for stroke patients. Here we report for the first time that iSCs can be isolated from the post-stroke human brain...
March 21, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321468/hyperglycaemic-memory-affects-the-neurovascular-unit-of-the-retina-in-a-diabetic-mouse-model
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Patrick Friedrichs, Andrea Schlotterer, Carsten Sticht, Matthias Kolibabka, Paulus Wohlfart, Axel Dietrich, Thomas Linn, Grietje Molema, Hans-Peter Hammes
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: The aim of this study was to evaluate damage to the neurovascular unit in a mouse model of hyperglycaemic memory. METHODS: A streptozotocin-induced mouse model of diabetes (C57BL/6J background) received insulin-releasing pellets and pancreatic islet-cell transplantation. Damage to the neurovascular unit was studied by quantitative retinal morphometry for microvascular changes and microarray analysis, with subsequent functional annotation clustering, for changes of the retinal genome...
March 20, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320530/single-cell-rna-sequence-analysis-of-mouse-glomerular-mesangial-cells-uncovers-mesangial-cell-essential-genes
#9
Yuqiu Lu, Yuting Ye, Qianqian Yang, Shaolin Shi
Mesangial cells are essential for the structure and function of glomeruli, but the mechanisms underlying these roles are not well understood. Here, we performed a single-cell RNA-sequence (RNA-seq) analysis of mouse mesangial cells using the Fluidigm C1 platform. We found that gene expression in individual mesangial cells was tremendously heterogeneous, with mean correlation coefficients of 0.20, and most mesangial genes were actually expressed in only a portion of mesangial cells and are therefore presumably dispensable...
March 17, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318627/vascular-adhesion-protein-1-enhances-neutrophil-infiltration-by-generation-of-hydrogen-peroxide-in-renal-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
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Shinji Tanaka, Tetsuhiro Tanaka, Takahisa Kawakami, Hideki Takano, Mai Sugahara, Hisako Saito, Yoshiki Higashijima, Junna Yamaguchi, Reiko Inagi, Masaomi Nangaku
Vascular adhesion protein-1 (VAP-1) is a unique molecule since it acts as an adhesion molecule as well as an ectoenzyme catalyzing oxidative deamination of primary amines and generates hydrogen peroxide in the extracellular space. While VAP-1 is implicated in various inflammatory diseases, its role in acute kidney injury is less characterized. Here we studied VAP-1 expression in the kidney and the effect of its inhibition in a rat model of renal ischemia/reperfusion injury. VAP-1 was predominantly expressed in pericytes, which released enzymatically active enzyme...
March 16, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316259/the-adipose-stromal-vascular-fraction-as-a-complex-cellular-source-for-tissue-engineering-applications
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Venkat M Ramakrishnan, Nolan L Boyd
A major challenge in tissue engineering is the generation of sufficient volumes of viable tissue for organ transplant. The development of a stable, mature vasculature is required to sustain the metabolic and functional activities of engineered tissues. Adipose stromal vascular fraction (SVF) cells are an easily accessible, heterogeneous cell system comprised of endothelial cells, macrophages, pericytes, and various stem cell populations. Collectively, SVF has been shown to spontaneously form vessel-like networks in vitro and robust, patent, and functional vasculatures in vivo...
March 19, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part B, Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315338/lymphatic-and-vascular-markers-in-an-optic-nerve-crush-model-in-rat
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A Trost, D Bruckner, A Kaser-Eichberger, K Motloch, B Bogner, C Runge, C Strohmaier, S Couillard-Despres, H A Reitsamer, F Schroedl
Only few tissues lack lymphatic supply, such as the CNS or the inner eye. However, if the scleral border is compromised due to trauma or tumor, lymphatics are detected in the eye. Since the situation in the optic nerve (ON), part of the CNS, is not clear, the aim of this study is to screen for the presence of lymphatic markers in the healthy and lesioned ON. Brown Norway rats received an unilateral optic nerve crush (ONC) with defined force, leaving the dura intact. Lesioned ONs and unlesioned contralateral controls were analyzed 7 days (n = 5) and 14 days (n = 5) after ONC, with the following markers: PDGFRb (pericyte), Iba1 (microglia), CD68 (macrophages), RECA (endothelial cell), GFAP (astrocyte) as well as LYVE-1 and podoplanin (PDPN; lymphatic markers)...
March 14, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302404/mesenchymal-stem-cells-derived-mfg-e8-accelerates-diabetic-cutaneous-wound-healing
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Akihiko Uchiyama, Sei-Ichiro Motegi, Akiko Sekiguchi, Chisako Fujiwara, Buddhini Perera, Sachiko Ogino, Yoko Yokoyama, Osamu Ishikawa
BACKGROUND: Diabetic wounds are intractable due to complex factors, such as the inhibition of angiogenesis, dysfunction of phagocytosis by macrophages and abnormal inflammatory responses. It is recognized that mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) promote wound healing in diabetic mice. We previously demonstrated that MSCs produce large amounts of MFG-E8. OBJECT: The objective was to ascertain the role of MSCs-derived MFG-E8 in murine diabetic wounds. METHODS: MFG-E8 WT/KO MSCs or rMFG-E8 were subcutaneously injected around the wound in diabetic db/db mice, and wound areas were analyzed...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299448/capacity-of-muscle-derived-stem-cells-and-pericytes-to-promote-tendon-graft-integration-and-ligamentization-following-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
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Tomislav Ćuti, Maja Antunović, Inga Marijanović, Alan Ivković, Andreja Vukasović, Igor Matić, Marko Pećina, Damir Hudetz
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to examine the capacity of muscle tissue preserved on hamstring tendons forming candy-stripe grafts in order to improve tendon to bone ingrowth and ligamentization. We hypothesized that muscle tissue does possess a stem cell population that could enhance the healing process of the ACL graft when preserved on the tendons. METHODS: Human samples from gracilis and semitendinosus muscles were collected during ACL surgery from ten patients and from these tissue samples human muscle-derived stem cells and tendon-derived stem cells were isolated and propagated...
March 15, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298363/mutual-interaction-between-endothelial-cells-and-mural-cells-enhances-bmp9-signaling-in-endothelial-cells
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Yuki Tachida, Nanae Izumi, Toyo Sakurai, Hideki Kobayashi
Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia is characterized by the formation of abnormal vascular networks and caused by the mutation of genes involved in BMP9 signaling. It is also known that the interaction between endothelial cells (ECs) and mural cells (MCs) is critical to maintain vessel integrity. However, it has not yet fully been uncovered whether the EC-MC interaction affects BMP9 signaling or not. To elucidate this point, we analyzed BMP9 signaling in a co-culture of several types of human primary culture ECs and MCs...
March 15, 2017: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295901/high-aldehyde-dehydrogenase-activity-identifies-a-subset-of-human-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-with-vascular-regenerative-potential
#16
Stephen E Sherman, Miljan Kuljanin, Tyler T Cooper, David M Putman, Gilles A Lajoie, David A Hess
During culture expansion, multipotent mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC) differentially express aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH), an intracellular detoxification enzyme that protects long-lived cells against oxidative stress. Thus, MSC selection based on ALDH-activity may be used to reduce heterogeneity and distinguish MSC subsets with improved regenerative potency. After expansion of human bone marrow-derived MSC, cell progeny were purified based on low versus high ALDH-activity by fluorescence activated cell sorting, and each subset was compared for multipotent stromal and pro-vascular regenerative functions...
March 15, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294393/the-new-msc-mscs-as-pericytes-are-sentinels-and-gatekeepers
#17
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Arnold I Caplan
Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells, hMSCs, were first named over 25 years ago with the "stem cell" nomenclature derived from the fact that we and others could cause these cells to differentiate into a number of different mesodermal phenotypes in cell culture. The capacity to form skeletal tissue in vitro encouraged the use of hMSCs for the fabrication of tissue engineered skeletal repair tissue with subsequent transplantation to in vivo sites. With the current realization that MSCs are derived from perivascular cells, pericytes, and the immunomodulatory and trophic capabilities of MSCs in both in vitro and in vivo test systems, a complete re-evaluation of the role and functions of MSCs in the body was required...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294194/phosphodiesterase-5-inhibition-preserves-renal-hemodynamics-and-function-in-mice-with-diabetic-kidney-disease-by-modulating-mir-22-and-bmp7
#18
Riccardo Pofi, Daniela Fiore, Rita De Gaetano, Giuseppe Panio, Daniele Gianfrilli, Carlotta Pozza, Federica Barbagallo, Yang Kevin Xiang, Konstantinos Giannakakis, Susanna Morano, Andrea Lenzi, Fabio Naro, Andrea M Isidori, Mary Anna Venneri
Diabetic Nephropathy (DN) is the leading cause of end-stage renal disease. Preclinical and experimental studies show that PDE5 inhibitors (PDE5is) exert protective effects in DN improving perivascular inflammation. Using a mouse model of diabetic kidney injury we investigated the protective proprieties of PDE5is on renal hemodynamics and the molecular mechanisms involved. PDE5i treatment prevented the development of DN-related hypertension (P < 0.001), the increase of urine albumin creatinine ratio (P < 0...
March 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292196/nitration-of-trpm2-as-a-molecular-switch-induces-autophagy-during-brain-pericyte-injury
#19
Quan Jiang, Yinping Gao, Chengkun Wang, Rong-Rong Tao, Yan Wu, Kaiyu Zhan, Mei-Hua Liao, Nannan Lu, Ying-Mei Lu, Christopher Stuart Wilcox, Jianhong Luo, Lin-Hua Jiang, Wei Yang, Feng Han
AIMS: Dysfunction of neurovascular pericytes underlies breakdown of the blood-brain barrier, but the molecular mechanisms are largely unknown. In this study, we evaluated the role of the TRPM2 channel and autophagy during brain pericyte injury in vitro and in vivo. RESULTS: A rapid induction in autophagy in human brain vascular pericytes, in zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO-NP)-induced cell stress model, was paralleled with an increase in the expression of the TRPM2-S truncated isoform, which was abolished by treatment with a nitric oxide synthase inhibitor and peroxynitrite scavenger...
March 14, 2017: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290606/3-daidzein-sulfonate-sodium-inhibits-neuronal-apoptosis-induced-by-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion
#20
Ruizhen Liu, Xinming Zhong, Jing Zeng, Zhihua Huang, Xiao Li, Hai Xiao, Qin Chen, Dongliang Li
This study aimed to observe the effects of 3'-daidzein sulfonate sodium (DSS) on ischemia-reperfusion-induced brain injury and to analyze the mechanisms responsible for neuronal apoptosis. Focal ischemias were induced in male Sprague-Dawley rats using middle cerebral artery occlusion. The rats were divided into 5 groups based on sham surgery or real occlusion, and treatment with different doses of DSS (0.5, 1.0 and 2.0 mg/kg) or normal saline (model group), injected preoperatively into the rats with cerebral occlusion...
March 10, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
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