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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29468210/removal-of-choroidal-neovascular-membrane-in-a-case-of-macular-hole-after-anti-vegf-therapy-for-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Akira Hirata, Ken Hayashi, Kazuhisa Murata, Kei-Ichiro Nakamura
Purpose: The formation of macular hole after receiving anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) therapy is rare. We report a case of macular hole that occurred after intravitreal injection of an anti-VEGF agent for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in a patient, who underwent vitrectomy combined with choroidal neovascularization (CNV) removal. Observations: A 64-year-old female with AMD affecting her right eye received an intravitreal injection of an anti-VEGF agent...
March 2018: American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29467323/von-hippel-lindau-mutations-disrupt-vascular-patterning-and-maturation-via-notch
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Alexandra Arreola, Laura Beth Payne, Morgan H Julian, Aguirre A de Cubas, Anthony B Daniels, Sarah Taylor, Huaning Zhao, Jordan Darden, Victoria L Bautch, W Kimryn Rathmell, John C Chappell
Von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) gene mutations induce neural tissue hemangioblastomas, as well as highly vascularized clear cell renal cell carcinomas (ccRCCs). Pathological vessel remodeling arises from misregulation of HIFs and VEGF, among other genes. Variation in disease penetrance has long been recognized in relation to genotype. We show Vhl mutations also disrupt Notch signaling, causing mutation-specific vascular abnormalities, e.g., type 1 (null) vs. type 2B (murine G518A representing human R167Q). In conditional mutation retina vasculature, Vhl-null mutation (i...
February 22, 2018: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29466086/vulnerability-of-glia-and-vessels-of-rat-substantia-nigra-in-rotenone-parkinson-model
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Sanaa A M Elgayar, Amel A M Abdel-Hafez, Asmaa M S Gomaa, Raghda Elsherif
BACKGROUND: Astrocytes have been implicated as potentially exerting both neurotoxic and neuroprotective activities in Parkinson's disease (PD). Whether glial cells negatively impact the neuron integrity remains to be determined. We aimed to assess the vulnerability of glia and vessels in rat substantia nigra in a rotenone PD model. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Twenty adult male albino rats were divided into two equal groups: vehicle-control group (received dimethylsulfoxide + polyethylene glycol (PEG)-300, 1:1 v/v) and rotenone-treated group (received six doses of rotenone, 1...
March 2018: Ultrastructural Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29464321/origin-and-development-of-septoclasts-in-endochondral-ossification-of-mice
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Yasuhiko Bando, Hide Sakashita, Fuyoko Taira, Genki Miyake, Yudai Ogasawara, Koji Sakiyama, Yuji Owada, Osamu Amano
Septoclasts are mononuclear spindle-shaped phagocytes with their long processes in uncalcified cartilage matrices and locate adjacent to the capillary endothelium at the chondro-osseous junction of the growth plate. We have previously revealed a selective expression of epidermal-type fatty acid-binding protein (E-FABP/FABP5) in septoclasts. Although, pericytes are known to distribute along capillaries and directly surround their endothelial cells in a situation similar to septoclasts, no clear evidence is available on the relationship between septoclasts and pericytes...
February 20, 2018: Histochemistry and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456135/pericyte-alk5-timp3-axis-contributes-to-endothelial-morphogenesis-in-the-developing-brain
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Jui M Dave, Teodelinda Mirabella, Scott D Weatherbee, Daniel M Greif
The murine embryonic blood-brain barrier (BBB) consists of endothelial cells (ECs), pericytes (PCs), and basement membrane. Although PCs are critical for inducing vascular stability, signaling pathways in PCs that regulate EC morphogenesis during BBB development remain unexplored. Herein, we find that murine embryos lacking the transforming growth factor β (TGF-β) receptor activin receptor-like kinase 5 (Alk5) in brain PCs (mutants) develop gross germinal matrix hemorrhage-intraventricular hemorrhage (GMH-IVH)...
February 8, 2018: Developmental Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453933/myt1l-induced-direct-reprogramming-of-pericytes-into-cholinergic-neurons
#6
Xing-Guang Liang, Chao Tan, Cheng-Kun Wang, Rong-Rong Tao, Yu-Jie Huang, Kui-Fen Ma, Kohji Fukunaga, Ming-Zhu Huang, Feng Han
OBJECTIVE: The cholinergic deficit is thought to underlie progressed cognitive decline in Alzheimer Disease. The lineage reprogramming of somatic cells into cholinergic neurons may provide strategies toward cell-based therapy of neurodegenerative diseases. METHODS AND RESULTS: Here, we found that a combination of neuronal transcription factors, including Ascl1, Myt1l, Brn2, Tlx3, and miR124 (5Fs) were capable of directly converting human brain vascular pericytes (HBVPs) into cholinergic neuronal cells...
February 17, 2018: CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453790/amyloid-beta-1-40-is-associated-with-alterations-in-ng2-pericyte-population-ex-vivo-and-in-vitro
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Nina Schultz, Kristoffer Brännström, Elin Byman, Simon Moussaud, Henrietta M Nielsen, Anders Olofsson, Malin Wennström
The population of brain pericytes, a cell type important for vessel stability and blood brain barrier function, has recently been shown altered in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD). The underlying reason for this alteration is not fully understood, but progressive accumulation of the AD characteristic peptide amyloid-beta (Aβ) has been suggested as a potential culprit. In the current study, we show reduced number of hippocampal NG2+ pericytes and an association between NG2+ pericyte numbers and Aβ1-40 levels in AD patients...
February 17, 2018: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444850/neurovascular-dysfunction-in-dementia-human-cellular-models-and-molecular-mechanisms
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REVIEW
Isobel Parkes, Satyan Chintawar, M Zameel Cader
From the earliest stages of development, when cerebral angiogenesis and neurogenesis are entwined, to the end of life, the interplay between vascular and neural systems of the brain is critical in health and disease. Cerebral microvascular endothelial cells constitute the blood-brain barrier and in concert with pericytes or smooth muscle cells, glia and neurons, integrate into a functional neurovascular unit (NVU). This multicellular NVU maintains homoeostasis of the brain's microenvironment by restricting the entry of systemic pathogens and neurotoxins as well as meeting the metabolic demands of neural activity...
February 14, 2018: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444476/retraction-notice-to-in-vitro-modeling-of-blood-brain-barrier-with-human-ipsc-derived-endothelial-cells-pericytes-neurons-and-astrocytes-via-notch-signaling
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Kohei Yamamizu, Mio Iwasaki, Hitomi Takakubo, Takumi Sakamoto, Takeshi Ikuno, Mami Miyoshi, Takayuki Kondo, Yoichi Nakao, Masato Nakagawa, Haruhisa Inoue, Jun K Yamashita
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 13, 2018: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443965/a-molecular-atlas-of-cell-types-and-zonation-in-the-brain-vasculature
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Michael Vanlandewijck, Liqun He, Maarja Andaloussi Mäe, Johanna Andrae, Koji Ando, Francesca Del Gaudio, Khayrun Nahar, Thibaud Lebouvier, Bàrbara Laviña, Leonor Gouveia, Ying Sun, Elisabeth Raschperger, Markus Räsänen, Yvette Zarb, Naoki Mochizuki, Annika Keller, Urban Lendahl, Christer Betsholtz
Cerebrovascular disease is the third most common cause of death in developed countries, but our understanding of the cells that compose the cerebral vasculature is limited. Here, using vascular single-cell transcriptomics, we provide molecular definitions for the principal types of blood vascular and vessel-associated cells in the adult mouse brain. We uncover the transcriptional basis of the gradual phenotypic change (zonation) along the arteriovenous axis and reveal unexpected cell type differences: a seamless continuum for endothelial cells versus a punctuated continuum for mural cells...
February 14, 2018: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443880/magnetic-nanoparticles-interact-and-pass-an-in-vitro-co-culture-blood-placenta-barrier-model
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Elena K Müller, Christine Gräfe, Frank Wiekhorst, Christian Bergemann, Andreas Weidner, Silvio Dutz, Joachim H Clement
Magnetic nanoparticles are interesting tools for biomedicine. Before application, critical prerequisites have to be fulfilled. An important issue is the contact and interaction with biological barriers such as the blood-placenta barrier. In order to study these processes in detail, suitable in vitro models are needed. For that purpose a blood-placenta barrier model based on the trophoblast-like cell line BeWo and primary placenta-derived pericytes was established. This model was characterized by molecular permeability, transepithelial electrical resistance and cell-cell-contact markers...
February 14, 2018: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442325/zic-family-proteins-in-emerging-biomedical-studies
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Jun Aruga
Zic family proteins have been investigated in various biomedical studies. Here we summarize the contact points between Zic proteins and recent medical research. The topics cover a wide range, reflecting the pleiotropic roles of these proteins in early embryogenesis and organogenesis. Zic1, Zic2, and Zic3 proteins play important roles in the development of axial and limb bones, and of muscles, among the derivatives of the notochord and somites. Zic1 is involved in bone's response to mechanical stress, and it also serves as a marker specific for brown adipocytes...
2018: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439117/the-pericyte-glia-interface-at-the-blood-brain-barrier
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REVIEW
Patrizia Giannoni, Jerome Badaut, Cyril Dargazanli, Alexis Fayd'Herbe De Maudave, Wendy Klement, Vincent Costalat, Nicola Marchi
The cerebrovasculature is a multicellular structure with varying rheological and permeability properties. The outer wall of the brain capillary endothelium is enclosed by pericytes and astrocyte end feet, anatomically assembled to guarantee barrier functions. We, here, focus on the pericyte modifications occurring in disease conditions, reviewing evidence supporting the interplay amongst pericytes, the endothelium, and glial cells in health and pathology. Deconstruction and reactivity of pericytes and glial cells around the capillary endothelium occur in response to traumatic brain injury, epilepsy, and neurodegenerative disorders, impacting vascular permeability and participating in neuroinflammation...
February 14, 2018: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432809/seizure-progression-and-inflammatory-mediators-promote-pericytosis-and-pericyte-microglia-clustering-at-the-cerebrovasculature
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Wendy Klement, Rita Garbelli, Emma Zub, Laura Rossini, Laura Tassi, Benoit Girard, Marine Blaquiere, Federica Bertaso, Julie Perroy, Frederic de Bock, Nicola Marchi
BACKGROUND: Cerebrovascular dysfunction and inflammation occur in experimental and clinical epilepsy. Here we asked whether pericytes, a pivotal cellular component of brain capillaries, undergo pathological modifications during experimental epileptogenesis and in human epilepsy. We evaluated whether pro-inflammatory cytokines, present in the brain during seizures, contribute to pericyte morphological modifications. METHODS: In vivo, unilateral intra-hippocampal kainic acid (KA) injections were performed in NG2DsRed/C57BL6 mice to induce status epilepticus (SE), epileptogenesis, and spontaneous recurrent seizures (SRS)...
February 9, 2018: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430386/tumor-microenvironment-heterogeneity-challenges-and-opportunities
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F Runa, S Hamalian, K Meade, P Shisgal, P C Gray, J A Kelber
The tumor microenvironment (TME) has been recognized as an integral component of malignancies in breast and prostate tissues, contributing in confounding ways to tumor progression, metastasis, therapy resistance and disease recurrence. Major components of the TME are immune cells, fibroblasts, pericytes, endothelial cells, mesenchymal stroma/stem cells (MSCs), and extracellular matrix (ECM) components. Herein, we discuss the molecular and cellular heterogeneity within the TME and how this presents unique challenges and opportunities for treating breast and prostate cancers...
December 2017: Current Molecular Biology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428230/fibrotic-scarring-following-lesions-to-the-central-nervous-system
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REVIEW
David Oliveira Dias, Christian Göritz
Following lesions to the central nervous system, scar tissue forms at the lesion site. Injury often severs axons and scar tissue is thought to block axonal regeneration, resulting in permanent functional deficits. While scar-forming astrocytes have been extensively studied, much less attention has been given to the fibrotic, non-glial component of the scar. We here review recent progress in understanding fibrotic scar formation following different lesions to the brain and spinal cord. We specifically highlight recent evidence for pericyte-derived fibrotic scar tissue formation, discussing the origin, recruitment, function and therapeutic relevance of fibrotic scarring...
February 8, 2018: Matrix Biology: Journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29427211/treatment-with-5-azacitidine-delay-growth-of-glioblastoma-xenografts-a-potential-new-treatment-approach-for-glioblastomas
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Tobias Kratzsch, Susanne Antje Kuhn, Andreas Joedicke, Uwe Karsten Hanisch, Peter Vajkoczy, Jens Hoffmann, Iduna Fichtner
PURPOSE: Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most lethal primary brain tumor in adults. The epigenetically active ribonucleoside analog 5-azacitidine is a new therapy option that changes tumor cell chromatin, which is frequently modified by methylation and deacetylation in malignant gliomas. METHODS: In vitro, we analyzed cell viability, cell apoptosis, and migration of human GBM cells. In vivo, we established subcutaneous and intracerebral GBM mouse models originating from U87MG, U373MG, and primary GBM cells as well as one patient-derived xenograft...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29424049/astrocyte-disruption-of-neurovascular-communication-is-linked-to-cortical-damage-in-an-animal-model-of-multiple-sclerosis
#18
Raya Eilam, Menahem Segal, Rafael Malach, Michael Sela, Ruth Arnon, Rina Aharoni
To elucidate mechanisms contributing to cortical pathology in multiple sclerosis (MS), we investigated neurovascular aberrations, in particular the association of astrocytes with cortical neurons and blood vessels, in mice induced with experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE). Blood-brain barrier (BBB) dysfunction was evident by leakage of the tracer sodium fluorescein, along with reduced expression of claudin-5 by endothelial cells and desmin by pericytes. Immunohistological and ultrastructural analyses revealed detachment of the astroglial cell bodies from the blood vessels and loss of their connections with both the blood vessels and the neuronal synapses...
February 9, 2018: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29424027/relationship-of-type-2-diabetes-to-human-brain-pathology
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Jeremy J Pruzin, Peter T Nelson, Erin L Abner, Zoe Arvanitakis
Type 2 diabetes (T2D) and Alzheimer disease (AD) are both highly prevalent diseases worldwide, and each is associated with high-morbidity and high-mortality. Numerous clinical studies have consistently shown that T2D confers a two-fold increased risk for a dementia, including dementia attributable to AD. Yet, the mechanisms underlying this relationship, especially non-vascular mechanisms, remain debated. Cerebral vascular disease (CVD) is likely to be playing a role. But increased AD neuropathologic changes (ADNC), specifically neuritic amyloid plaques (AP) and neurofibrillary tangles (NFT), are also posited mechanisms...
February 8, 2018: Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29423271/dual-roles-of-endothelial-fgf-2-fgfr1-pdgf-bb-and-perivascular-fgf-2-fgfr2-pdgfr%C3%AE-signaling-pathways-in-tumor-vascular-remodeling
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Kayoko Hosaka, Yunlong Yang, Masaki Nakamura, Patrik Andersson, Xiaojuan Yang, Yin Zhang, Takahiro Seki, Martin Scherzer, Olivier Dubey, Xinsheng Wang, Yihai Cao
Perivascular cells are important cellular components in the tumor microenvironment (TME) and they modulate vascular integrity, remodeling, stability, and functions. Here we show using mice models that FGF-2 is a potent pericyte-stimulating factor in tumors. Mechanistically, FGF-2 binds to FGFR2 to stimulate pericyte proliferation and orchestrates the PDGFRβ signaling for vascular recruitment. FGF-2 sensitizes the PDGFRβ signaling through increasing PDGFRβ levels in pericytes. To ensure activation of PDGFRβ, the FGF-2-FGFR1-siganling induces PDGF-BB and PDGF-DD, two ligands for PDGFRβ, in angiogenic endothelial cells...
2018: Cell Discovery
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