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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535208/sodium-glucose-cotransporter-2-in-mesangial-cells-and-retinal-pericytes-and-its-implications-for-diabetic-nephropathy-and-retinopathy
#1
Masarori Wakisaka, Tetsuhiko Nagao
Retinopathy and nephropathy are life-threatening diabetic complications that decrease patient quality of life. Although the mechanisms underlying these conditions have been extensively studied, they remain unknown. Recent reports have demonstrated the presence of SGLT2 in retinal pericytes and mesangial cells. Hyperglycemia results in functional and morphological changes in these cells, but these effects are attenuated by phlorizin, a non-selective SGLT inhibitor. Based on these findings, we hypothesized that SGLT2 plays a pivotal role in the development of diabetic nephropathy and retinopathy and that SGLT2 inhibitors may directly protect against these complications...
May 23, 2017: Glycobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534507/cecr1-mediated-cross-talk-between-macrophages-and-vascular-mural-cells-promotes-neovascularization-in-malignant-glioma
#2
C Zhu, I Chrifi, D Mustafa, M van der Weiden, P J M Leenen, D J Duncker, J M Kros, C Cheng
Glioblastomas (glioblastoma multiforme, GBM) are most malignant brain tumors characterized by profound vascularization. The activation of macrophages strongly contributes to tumor angiogenesis during GBM development. Previously, we showed that extracellular adenosine deaminase protein Cat Eye Syndrome Critical Region Protein 1 (CECR1) is highly expressed by M2-like macrophages in GBM where it defines macrophage M2 polarization and contributes to tumor expansion. In this study, the effect of CECR1 in macrophages on tumor angiogenesis was investigated...
May 22, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534495/exercise-induces-cerebral-vegf-and-angiogenesis-via-the-lactate-receptor-hcar1
#3
Cecilie Morland, Krister A Andersson, Øyvind P Haugen, Alena Hadzic, Liv Kleppa, Andreas Gille, Johanne E Rinholm, Vuk Palibrk, Elisabeth H Diget, Lauritz H Kennedy, Tomas Stølen, Eivind Hennestad, Olve Moldestad, Yiqing Cai, Maja Puchades, Stefan Offermanns, Koen Vervaeke, Magnar Bjørås, Ulrik Wisløff, Jon Storm-Mathisen, Linda H Bergersen
Physical exercise can improve brain function and delay neurodegeneration; however, the initial signal from muscle to brain is unknown. Here we show that the lactate receptor (HCAR1) is highly enriched in pial fibroblast-like cells that line the vessels supplying blood to the brain, and in pericyte-like cells along intracerebral microvessels. Activation of HCAR1 enhances cerebral vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGFA) and cerebral angiogenesis. High-intensity interval exercise (5 days weekly for 7 weeks), as well as L-lactate subcutaneous injection that leads to an increase in blood lactate levels similar to exercise, increases brain VEGFA protein and capillary density in wild-type mice, but not in knockout mice lacking HCAR1...
May 23, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524074/neurotrauma-the-crosstalk-between-neurotrophins-and-inflammation-in-the-acutely-injured-brain
#4
REVIEW
Lindolfo da Silva Meirelles, Daniel Simon, Andrea Regner
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality among young individuals worldwide. Understanding the pathophysiology of neurotrauma is crucial for the development of more effective therapeutic strategies. After the trauma occurs, immediate neurologic damage is produced by the traumatic forces; this primary injury triggers a secondary wave of biochemical cascades together with metabolic and cellular changes, called secondary neural injury. In the scenario of the acutely injured brain, the ongoing secondary injury results in ischemia and edema culminating in an uncontrollable increase in intracranial pressure...
May 18, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515434/cerebral-blood-flow-regulation-and-neurovascular-dysfunction-in-alzheimer-disease
#5
REVIEW
Kassandra Kisler, Amy R Nelson, Axel Montagne, Berislav V Zlokovic
Cerebral blood flow (CBF) regulation is essential for normal brain function. The mammalian brain has evolved a unique mechanism for CBF control known as neurovascular coupling. This mechanism ensures a rapid increase in the rate of CBF and oxygen delivery to activated brain structures. The neurovascular unit is composed of astrocytes, mural vascular smooth muscle cells and pericytes, and endothelia, and regulates neurovascular coupling. This Review article examines the cellular and molecular mechanisms within the neurovascular unit that contribute to CBF control, and neurovascular dysfunction in neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer disease...
May 18, 2017: Nature Reviews. Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509351/a-transcriptome-based-assessment-of-the-astrocytic-dystrophin-associated-complex-in-the-developing-human-brain
#6
Matthew J Simon, Charles Murchison, Jeffrey J Iliff
Astrocytes play a critical role in regulating the interface between the cerebral vasculature and the central nervous system. Contributing to this is the astrocytic endfoot domain, a specialized structure that ensheathes the entirety of the vasculature and mediates signaling between endothelial cells, pericytes, and neurons. The astrocytic endfoot has been implicated as a critical element of the glymphatic pathway, and changes in protein expression profiles in this cellular domain are linked to Alzheimer's disease pathology...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508859/plastic-roles-of-pericytes-in-the-blood-retinal-barrier
#7
Do Young Park, Junyeop Lee, Jaeryung Kim, Kangsan Kim, Seonpyo Hong, Sangyeul Han, Yoshiaki Kubota, Hellmut G Augustin, Lei Ding, Jin Woo Kim, Hail Kim, Yulong He, Ralf H Adams, Gou Young Koh
The blood-retinal barrier (BRB) consists of tightly interconnected capillary endothelial cells covered with pericytes and glia, but the role of the pericytes in BRB regulation is not fully understood. Here, we show that platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF)-B/PDGF receptor beta (PDGFRβ) signalling is critical in formation and maturation of BRB through active recruitment of pericytes onto growing retinal vessels. Impaired pericyte recruitment to the vessels shows multiple vascular hallmarks of diabetic retinopathy (DR) due to BRB disruption...
May 16, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505006/myopericytomatosis-clinicopathologic-analysis-of-11-cases-with-molecular-identification-of-recurrent-pdgfrb-alterations-in-myopericytomatosis-and-myopericytoma
#8
Yin P Hung, Christopher D M Fletcher
Myopericytoma is a benign tumor of concentrically distributed perivascular myoid cells. Its molecular basis and relationship with myofibroma/myofibromatosis and other pericytic tumors are not fully understood. In our consultation/surgical files of over 1000 myopericytic lesions, we identified 11 cases with diffuse dermal/subcutaneous involvement by microscopic myopericytomatous nodules, a phenomenon we have termed myopericytomatosis. Myopericytomatosis affected mostly adults (female:male=8:3; median age, 37 y; range, 9 to 63 y) in the lower extremities (foot/ankle, 5; calf, 3; knee, 1; thigh, 1; neck, 1) over months to 25 years, ranging from 1...
May 12, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504673/a-fluoro-nissl-dye-identifies-pericytes-as-distinct-vascular-mural-cells-during-in-vivo-brain-imaging
#9
Eyiyemisi C Damisah, Robert A Hill, Lei Tong, Katie N Murray, Jaime Grutzendler
Pericytes and smooth muscle cells are integral components of the brain microvasculature. However, no techniques exist to unambiguously identify these cell types, greatly limiting their investigation in vivo. Here we show that the fluorescent Nissl dye NeuroTrace 500/525 labels brain pericytes with specificity, allowing high-resolution optical imaging in the live mouse. We demonstrate that capillary pericytes are a population of mural cells with distinct morphological, molecular and functional features that do not overlap with precapillary or arteriolar smooth muscle actin-expressing cells...
May 15, 2017: Nature Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501517/nanoparticles-for-modulating-tumor-microenvironment-to-improve-drug-delivery-and-tumor-therapy
#10
REVIEW
Shu Yang, Huile Gao
Tumor microenvironment (TME) plays a critical role in tumorigenesis, tumor invasion and metastasis. TME is composed of stroma, endothelial cells, pericytes, fibroblasts, smooth muscle cells, and immune cells, which is characterized by hypoxia, acidosis, and high interstitial fluid pressure. Due to the important role of TME, we firstly reviewed the composition of TME and discussed the impact of TME on tumor progression, drug and nanoparticle delivery. Next, we reviewed current strategies developed to modulate TME, including modulating tumor vasculature permeability, tumor associated macrophage phenotypes, tumor associated fibroblasts, tumor stroma components, tumor hypoxia, and multiple interventions simultaneously...
May 10, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496038/methylmercury-induces-hyaluronan-synthesis-in-cultured-human-brain-microvascular-endothelial-cells-and-pericytes-via-different-mechanisms
#11
Takashi Hirooka, Eiko Yoshida, Komyo Eto, Toshiyuki Kaji
In a cerebrum damaged by methylmercury, where neuropathological lesions tend to localize along deep sulci and fissures, edematous changes in white matter have been proposed as the cause of such localization. Since hyaluronan has a high water-retention capability and can contribute to the progression of edematous changes, we hypothesize that methylmercury increases hyaluronan in brain microvascular cells. Our experimental results indicate that methylmercury induces the expression of hyaluronan in cultured human microvascular endothelial cells and pericytes through the induction of expressed UDP-glucose dehydrogenase and hyaluronan synthase 2, respectively...
2017: Journal of Toxicological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490256/how-plastic-are-pericytes
#12
Alexander Birbrair, Isabella da Terra Borges, Isadora Fernandes Gilson Sena, Gregório Guilherme Almeida, Lindolfo da Silva Meirelles, Ricardo Gonçalves, Akiva Mintz, Osvaldo Delbono
Pericytes are defined by both their anatomical location and molecular markers. Numerous publications have reported their role as stem cells, contributing to the formation of tissues other than blood vessels. However, using cell-lineage tracing in a new transgenic mouse model, Guimarães-Camboa et al. (2017) show that in the context of aging and some pathologies, Tbx18+ pericytes do not function as stem cells in vivo. Their study challenges the current view that pericytes can differentiate into other cells and reopens questions about their plasticity...
May 10, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489940/isolation-and-characterization-of-canine-perivascular-stem-stromal-cells-for-bone-tissue-engineering
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Aaron W James, Xinli Zhang, Mihaela Crisan, Winters R Hardy, Pei Liang, Carolyn A Meyers, Sonja Lobo, Venu Lagishetty, Martin K Childers, Greg Asatrian, Catherine Ding, Yu-Hsin Yen, Erin Zou, Kang Ting, Bruno Peault, Chia Soo
For over 15 years, human subcutaneous adipose tissue has been recognized as a rich source of tissue resident mesenchymal stem/stromal cells (MSC). The isolation of perivascular progenitor cells from human adipose tissue by a cell sorting strategy was first published in 2008. Since this time, the interest in using pericytes and related perivascular stem/stromal cell (PSC) populations for tissue engineering has significantly increased. Here, we describe a set of experiments identifying, isolating and characterizing PSC from canine tissue (N = 12 canine adipose tissue samples)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489922/contribution-of-thrombin-reactive-brain-pericytes-to-blood-brain-barrier-dysfunction-in-an-in-vivo-mouse-model-of-obesity-associated-diabetes-and-an-in-vitro-rat-model
#14
Takashi Machida, Fuyuko Takata, Junichi Matsumoto, Tomoyuki Miyamura, Ryosuke Hirata, Ikuya Kimura, Yasufumi Kataoka, Shinya Dohgu, Atsushi Yamauchi
Diabetic complications are characterized by the dysfunction of pericytes located around microvascular endothelial cells. The blood-brain barrier (BBB) exhibits hyperpermeability with progression of diabetes. Therefore, brain pericytes at the BBB may be involved in diabetic complications of the central nervous system (CNS). We hypothesized that brain pericytes respond to increased brain thrombin levels in diabetes, leading to BBB dysfunction and diabetic CNS complications. Mice were fed a high-fat diet (HFD) for 2 or 8 weeks to induce obesity...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488764/astrocytes-contribute-to-a%C3%AE-induced-blood-brain-barrier-damage-through-activation-of-endothelial-mmp9
#15
Simona Federica Spampinato, Sara Merlo, Yasuteru Sano, Takashi Kanda, Maria Angela Sortino
The blood brain barrier (BBB) plays an important role in the maintenance of the brain homeostasis, and its proper functions are warranted by the interplay between different cellular components (endothelial cells, astrocytes and pericytes). BBB dysfunctions in pathological conditions, and in particular in Alzheimer's disease, have been documented. Here, using an in vitro BBB model, the interaction between endothelial cells and astrocytes exposed to Aβ1-42 was investigated. Human endothelial cells, cultured in monolayer or co-cultured with astrocytes, were exposed to Aβ1-42 (2 μM for 18 hours)...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486783/extracorporeal-shock-wave-therapy-in-situ-a-novel-approach-to-obtain-an-activated-fat-graft
#16
E Priglinger, M Sandhofer, A Peterbauer-Scherb, C Wurzer, C Steffenhagen, J Maier, W Holnthoner, S Nürnberger, H Redl, S Wolbank
One of the mainstays of facial rejuvenation strategies is volume restoration which can be achieved by autologous fat grafting. In our novel approach, we treated the adipose tissue harvest site with extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) in order to improve the quality of the regenerative cells in situ. The latter was demonstrated by characterizing the cells of the stromal vascular fraction (SVF) in the harvested liposuction material regarding cell yield, ATP content, proliferative capacity, surface marker profile, differentiation potential and secretory protein profile...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484208/an-injectable-non-cross-linked-hyaluronic-acid-gel-containing-therapeutic-spheroids-of-human-adipose-derived-stem-cells
#17
Jingwei Feng, Kazuhide Mineda, Szu-Hsien Wu, Takanobu Mashiko, Kentaro Doi, Shinichiro Kuno, Kahori Kinoshita, Koji Kanayama, Rintaro Asahi, Ataru Sunaga, Kotaro Yoshimura
For chronic wounds, the delivery of stem cells in spheroidal structures can enhance graft survival and stem cell potency. We describe an easy method for the 3D culture of adipose-derived stem/stromal cells (ASCs) to prepare a ready-to-use injectable. We transferred suspensions of monolayer-cultured ASCs to a syringe containing hyaluronic acid (HA) gel, and then incubated the syringe as a 3D culture vessel. Spheroids of cells formed after 12 h. We found that 6 × 10(6) ASCs/ml in 3% HA gel achieved the highest spheroid density with appropriate spheroid sizes (20-100 µm)...
May 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483669/mechanisms-of-pulmonary-fibrosis-induced-by-core-fucosylation-in-pericytes
#18
Wei Sun, HaiYing Tang, Lili Gao, Xiuna Sun, Jia Liu, WeiDong Wang, Taihua Wu, Hongli Lin
Pulmonary fibrosis is a common outcome of a variety of pulmonary interstitial diseases, and myofibroblasts are the main culprit for this process. Recent studies have found that pericytes are one of the major sources of myofibroblasts; the transformation of which involves a complex process of activation of TGF-β/Smad2/3 and PDGFβ/Erk signaling pathways. We have reported that the transforming growth factor-β receptor and platelet-derived growth factor-β receptor (TGF-βR I and PDGFβR, respectively) are modified by glycosylation...
May 5, 2017: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479340/pericytes-are-heterogeneous-in-their-origin-within-the-same-tissue
#19
Pedro Henrique Dias Moura Prazeres, Isadora Fernandes Gilson Sena, Isabella da Terra Borges, Patrick Orestes de Azevedo, Julia Peres Andreotti, Ana Emília de Paiva, Viviani Mendes de Almeida, Daniel Arthur de Paula Guerra, Gabryella Soares Pinheiro Dos Santos, Akiva Mintz, Osvaldo Delbono, Alexander Birbrair
Pericytes heterogeneity is based on their morphology, distribution, and markers. It is well known that pericytes from different organs may have distinct embryonic sources. Yamazaki et al. (2017) using several transgenic mouse model reveal by cell-lineage tracing that pericytes are even more heterogeneous than previously appreciated. This study shows that pericytes from within the same tissue may be heterogeneous in their origin. Remarkably, a subpopulation of embryonic dermal pericytes derives from the hematopoietic lineage, an unexpected source...
May 4, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479300/p2x7-receptor-antagonism-implications-in-diabetic-retinopathy
#20
Chiara Bianca Maria Platania, Giovanni Giurdanella, Luisa Di Paola, Gian Marco Leggio, Filippo Drago, Salvatore Salomone, Claudio Bucolo
Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is the most frequent complication of diabetes and one of leading causes of blindness worldwide. Early phases of DR are characterized by retinal pericyte loss mainly related to concurrent inflammatory process. Recently, an important link between P2X7 receptor (P2X7R) and inflammation has been demonstrated indicating this receptor as potential pharmacological target in DR. Here we first carried out an in silico molecular modeling study in order to characterize the allosteric pocket in P2X7R, and identify a suitable P2X7R antagonist through molecular docking...
May 4, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
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