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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818391/role-of-capillary-pericytes-and-precapillary-arterioles-in-the-vascular-mechanism-of-betahistine-in-a-guinea-pig-inner-ear-model
#1
Mattis Bertlich, Friedrich Ihler, Bernhard G Weiss, Saskia Freytag, Michael Strupp, Mark Jakob, Martin Canis
AIMS: Betahistine is a histamine analogue that is used for the treatment of Menière's disease. Animal studies showed that it increases local blood flow in the stria vascularis. In terms of its mode of action, recent studies have prompted discussion of whether betahistine actively affects cochlear microcirculation by dilations of pericytes or of precapillary arterioles or by mere downstream effects. Hence, we investigated the effects of betahistine on cochlear capillary pericytes and precapillary arterioles...
August 14, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816410/new-insights-into-the-cellular-makeup-and-progenitor-potential-of-palatal-connective-tissues
#2
Emoke Pall, Mihai Cenariu, Adrian Kasaj, Adrian Florea, Andrada Soancă, Alexandra Roman, Carmen Georgiu
The present study investigated the regenerative potential of connective tissues harvested from two palatal areas widely used as donor sites for muco-gingival surgical approaches. Connective tissue grafts (CTGs) were obtained by de-epithelialisation of a free gingival graft (deCTG) and by a split flap approach from a previous donor site (reCTG). Two types of mesenchymal stem cell (MSCs) were isolated and were named de-epithelialised MSCs (deMSCs) and re-entry MSCs (reMSCs). The cells were characterised and cellular functionality was investigated...
August 17, 2017: Microscopy Research and Technique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815333/comparison-of-different-culture-conditions-for-smooth-muscle-cell-differentiation-of-human-umbilical-cord-vein-cd146-perivascular-cells
#3
Beyza Gökçinar-Yagci, Betül Çelebi-Saltik
Pericytes are CD146+ perivascular cells (PCs) that have multipotential differentiation capacity as mesenchymal stem cells. Beside their crucial roles in vascular development and blood flow regulation, they have ability to differentiate into vascular cell types in vivo. These properties make pericytes preferred cells in the field of vascular tissue engineering. Culture medium for in vitro differentiation of pericytes to vascular smooth muscle cells (SMCs) has not been defined yet. The aim of this study is to try different culture media for SMC differentiation of CD146+ PCs...
August 16, 2017: Cell and Tissue Banking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814761/transplantation-of-bioengineered-rat-lungs-recellularized-with-endothelial-and-adipose-derived-stromal-cells
#4
Ryoichiro Doi, Tomoshi Tsuchiya, Norisato Mitsutake, Satoshi Nishimura, Mutsumi Matsuu-Matsuyama, Yuka Nakazawa, Tomoo Ogi, Sadanori Akita, Hiroshi Yukawa, Yoshinobu Baba, Naoya Yamasaki, Keitaro Matsumoto, Takuro Miyazaki, Ryotaro Kamohara, Go Hatachi, Hideyori Sengyoku, Hironosuke Watanabe, Tomohiro Obata, Laura E Niklason, Takeshi Nagayasu
Bioengineered lungs consisting of a decellularized lung scaffold that is repopulated with a patient's own cells could provide desperately needed donor organs in the future. This approach has been tested in rats, and has been partially explored in porcine and human lungs. However, existing bioengineered lungs are fragile, in part because of their immature vascular structure. Herein, we report the application of adipose-derived stem/stromal cells (ASCs) for engineering the pulmonary vasculature in a decellularized rat lung scaffold...
August 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814437/adaptive-responses-of-rat-descending-vasa-recta-to-ischemia
#5
Zhong Zhang, Kristie Payne, Thomas L Pallone
We tested whether rat descending vasa recta (DVR) undergo regulatory adaptions after the kidney is exposed to ischemia. Left kidneys (LK) were subjected to 30 minute renal artery cross clamp. After 48 hours, the post-ischemic LK and contralateral right kidney (RK) were harvested for study. When compared to DVR isolated from either sham operated LK or the contralateral RK, post-ischemic LK DVR markedly increased their NO generation. The selective inducible NOS (iNOS) inhibitor, 1400W, blocked the NO response...
August 16, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809839/a-novel-mammary-fat-pad-transplantation-technique-to-visualize-the-vessel-generation-of-vascular-endothelial-stem-cells
#6
Qing Cissy Yu, Wenqian Song, Dengwen Lai, Yi Arial Zeng
Endothelial cells (ECs) are the fundamental building blocks of the vascular architecture and mediate vascular growth and remodeling to ensure proper vessel development and homeostasis. However, studies on endothelial lineage hierarchy remain elusive due to the lack of tools to gain access as well as to directly evaluate their behavior in vivo. To address this shortcoming, a new tissue model to study angiogenesis using the mammary fat pad has been developed. The mammary gland develops mostly in the postnatal stages, including puberty and pregnancy, during which robust epithelium proliferation is accompanied by extensive vascular remodeling...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807411/timp3-is-regulated-by-pericytes-upon-shear-stress-detection-leading-to-a-modified-endothelial-cell-response
#7
C Schrimpf, T Koppen, J S Duffield, U Böer, S David, W Ziegler, A Haverich, O E Teebken, M Wilhelmi
OBJECTIVES: Atherosclerosis is a hallmark of cardiovascular disease. Shear stress on endothelial cells has been linked to atherogenesis and to fibrous cap thinning and rupture. Pericytes reside in the sub-endothelial space of vessels and have vasoprotective effects. They are subjected to shear stress when endothelial cell integrity is disrupted. The aim was to investigate the susceptibility and response of pericytes to shear stress. METHODS: Endothelial cells and pericytes were seeded in two dimensional monocultures and co-cultures, and in a novel three dimensional co-culture system and were subjected to no, low and high shear stress (0, 10, 30 dyne/cm(2)) for 48 h...
August 11, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806447/homocysteine-facilitates-prominent-polygonal-angiogenetic-networks-of-a-choroidal-capillary-sprouting-model
#8
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/28805947/penile-neurovascular-structure-revisited-immunohistochemical-studies-with-three-dimensional-reconstruction
#9
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/28801521/role-of-pattern-recognition-receptors-of-the-neurovascular-unit-in-inflamm-aging
#10
Imola Wilhelm, Ádám Nyúl-Tóth, Mihaly Kozma, Attila E Farkas, Istvan A Krizbai
Aging is associated with chronic inflammation (inflamm-aging) partly mediated by increased levels of damage-associated molecular patterns (DAMPs) which activate pattern recognition receptors (PRRs) of the innate immune system. Furthermore, many aging-related disorders are associated with inflammation. PRRs, like Toll-like receptors (TLRs) and NOD-like receptors (NLRs) are not only expressed in cells of the innate immune system, but other cells as well, including cells of the neurovascular unit (NVU) and cerebral vasculature forming the blood-brain barrier (BBB)...
August 11, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795526/coupling-factors-and-exosomal-packaging-micrornas-involved-in-the-regulation-of-bone-remodelling
#11
Sipin Zhu, Felix Yao, Heng Qiu, Ge Zhang, Huazi Xu, Jiake Xu
Bone remodelling is a continuous process by which bone resorption by osteoclasts is followed by bone formation by osteoblasts to maintain skeletal homeostasis. These two forces must be tightly coordinated not only quantitatively, but also in time and space, and its malfunction leads to diseases such as osteoporosis. Recent research focusing on the cross-talk and coupling mechanisms associated with the sequential recruitment of osteoblasts to areas where osteoclasts have removed bone matrix have identified a number of osteogenic factors produced by the osteoclasts themselves...
August 10, 2017: Biological Reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794417/inhibition-of-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-preserves-the-integrity-of-blood-spinal-cord-barrier-in-diabetic-rats-subjected-to-spinal-cord-injury
#12
Zili He, Shuang Zou, Jiayu Yin, Zhengzheng Gao, Yanlong Liu, Yanqing Wu, Huacheng He, Yulong Zhou, Qingqing Wang, Jiawei Li, Fenzan Wu, Hua-Zi Xu, Xiaofeng Jia, Jian Xiao
The blood-spinal cord barrier (BSCB) plays significance roles in recovery following spinal cord injury (SCI), and diabetes mellitus (DM) impairs endothelial cell function and integrity of BSCS. Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress occurs in the early stages of SCI and affects prognosis and cell survival. However, the relationship between ER stress and the integrity of BSCB in diabetic rats after SCI remains unclear. Here we observed that diabetic rats showed increased extravasation of Evans Blue (EB) dye, and loss of endothelial cells and pericytes 1 day after SCI compared to non-diabetic rats...
August 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794065/vasa-recta-pericyte-density-is-negatively-associated-with-vascular-congestion-in-the-renal-medulla-following-ischemia-reperfusion-in-rats
#13
G Ryan Crislip, Paul M O'Connor, Qingqing Wei, Jennifer C Sullivan
Recent evidence suggests that a greater density of pericytes in renal cadaveric allografts is associated with better recovery following transplant. The physiological mechanism(s) through which pericyte density may be beneficial is not well understood. The goal of this study was to test the hypothesis that lower medullary pericyte density is associated with greater renal injury following ischemia reperfusion (IR) in a rat model, providing a basis for future studies to better understand pericytes in a pathological environment...
August 9, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791758/agent-based-computational-model-of-retinal-angiogenesis-simulates-microvascular-network-morphology-as-a-function-of-pericyte-coverage
#14
Joseph Walpole, Feilim Mac Gabhann, Shayn M Peirce, John C Chappell
OBJECTIVE: Define a role for perivascular cells during developmental retinal angiogenesis in the context of endothelial cell Notch1-DLL4 signaling at the multicellular network level. METHODS: The retinal vasculature is highly sensitive to growth factor mediated intercellular signaling. Although endothelial cell signaling has been explored in detail, it remains unclear how pericytes function to modulate these signals that lead to a diverse set of vascular network patterns in health and disease...
August 8, 2017: Microcirculation: the Official Journal of the Microcirculatory Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791754/endothelial-precursor-cells-stimulate-pericyte-like-coverage-of-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-through-pdgf-bb-induction-which-is-enhanced-by-substance-p
#15
Mingzi Zhang, Woosung Ahn, Sumin Kim, Hyun Sook Hong, Chengshi Quan, Youngsook Son
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the angiogenicity of a combination of bone marrow-derived endothelial precursor cells (BM-EPCs) and bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BM-MSCs) in vitro in the presence of substance P (SP), and its working mechanism. METHODS: BM-MSCs and BM-EPCs were co-cultured with or without SP. ELISA and RT-PCR were performed to detect angiogenic factors such as vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF-BB)...
August 8, 2017: Microcirculation: the Official Journal of the Microcirculatory Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771727/salvianolic-acids-enhance-cerebral-angiogenesis-and-neurological-recovery-by-activating-jak2-stat3-signaling-pathway-after-ischemic-stroke-in-mice
#16
Yaoru Li, Xiangjian Zhang, Lili Cui, Rong Chen, Ye Zhang, Cong Zhang, Xingyuan Zhu, Tingting He, Zuyuan Shen, Lipeng Dong, Jingru Zhao, Ya Wen, Xiufen Zheng, Pan Li
Post-stroke angiogenesis facilitates neurovascular remodeling process and promotes neurological recovery. Proangiogenic effects of Salvianolic acids (Sals) have been reported in various ischemic disorders. However, the underlying mechanisms are still poorly understood. Previous studies of our laboratory have demonstrated that activating Janus kinase 2/signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (JAK2/STAT3) signaling pathway is involved in the protection against cerebral ischemia/reperfusion injury. In the present study, we investigated the impacts of Sals on angiogenesis and long-term neurological recovery after ischemic stroke as well as the potential mechanisms...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770500/loss-of-pericytes-in-radiation-necrosis-after-glioblastoma-treatments
#17
Soon-Tae Lee, Youngbeom Seo, Ji-Yeon Bae, Kon Chu, Jin Wook Kim, Seung Hong Choi, Tae Min Kim, Il Han Kim, Sung-Hye Park, Chul-Kee Park
Radiation necrosis (RN) in brain tumor patients is often symptomatic, persistent without immediate resolution, and confused with tumor recurrence. Cerebral vascular pericytes are essential for endothelial function, vascular integrity, and angiogenesis. In this study, we showed that the loss of pericytes is involved in the pathogenesis of RN. From a brain tumor tissue repository, we identified three patients since 2011 with pathologically confirmed RN after the standard treatment for glioblastoma (GBM). The RN and their preradiation GBM tissues were serially processed for Western blotting using cell-type-specific antibodies against endothelial (CD31, active RhoA), pericyte [platelet-derived growth factor receptor-beta (PDGFR-β)], alpha-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA), astrocyte (GFAP), myelin sheath protein (MBP), and microglial markers (Iba1)...
August 2, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763556/modifications-in-retinal-mitochondrial-respiration-precede-type-2-diabetes-and-protracted-microvascular-retinopathy
#18
Woo Hyun Han, Jonathan Gotzmann, Sharee Kuny, Hui Huang, Catherine B Chan, Hélène Lemieux, Yves Sauvé
Purpose: To characterize retinal mitochondrial respiration associated with type 2 diabetes (T2D) progression in a cone-rich diurnal rodent, the Nile rat (genus Arvicanthis, species niloticus). Methods: Nile rats were fed a standard rodent diet that resulted in rising glucose levels from 6 months. Age-matched control animals were fed a high-fiber diet that prevented diabetes up to 18 months. The functional status of specific retinal mitochondrial components and mitochondrial outer membrane integrity were studied by using high-resolution respirometry...
August 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762232/morphofunctional-basis-of-the-different-types-of-angiogenesis-and-formation-of-postnatal-angiogenesis-related-secondary-structures
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L Díaz-Flores, R Gutiérrez, M P García-Suárez, F J Sáez, E Gutiérrez, F Valladares, J L Carrasco, L Díaz-Flores, J F Madrid
We review the morpho-functional basis of the different types of angiogenesis and report our observations, including the formation of angiogenesis-related secondary structures. First of all, we consider the following issues: a) conceptual differences between angiogenesis and vasculogenesis, b) incidence of angiogenesis in pre- and postnatal life, c) regions of vascular tree with angiogenic capacity, d) cells (endothelial cells, pericytes, CD34+ adventitial stromal cells of the microvasculature and inflammatory cells) and extracellular matrix components involved in angiogenesis, e) events associated with angiogenesis, f) different types of angiogenesis, including sprouting and intussusceptive angiogenesis, and other angiogenic or vascularization forms arising from endothelial precursor cells (postnatal vasculogenesis), vasculogenesis mimicry, vessel co-option and piecemeal angiogenesis...
August 1, 2017: Histology and Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761049/improving-cartilage-phenotype-from-differentiated-pericytes-in-tunable-peptide-hydrogels
#20
Enateri V Alakpa, Vineetha Jayawarna, Karl E V Burgess, Christopher C West, Bruno Péault, Rein V Ulijn, Matthew J Dalby
Differentiation of stem cells to chondrocytes in vitro usually results in a heterogeneous phenotype. This is evident in the often detected over expression of type X collagen which, in hyaline cartilage structure is not characteristic of the mid-zone but of the deep-zone ossifying tissue. Methods to better match cartilage developed in vitro to characteristic in vivo features are therefore highly desirable in regenerative medicine. This study compares phenotype characteristics between pericytes, obtained from human adipose tissue, differentiated using diphenylalanine/serine (F2/S) peptide hydrogels with the more widely used chemical induced method for chondrogenesis...
July 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
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