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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908803/pericytes-integral-components-of-adult-hematopoietic-stem-cell-niches
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D Sá da Bandeira, J Casamitjana, M Crisan
The interest in perivascular cells as a niche for adult hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) is significantly growing. In the adult bone marrow (BM), perivascular cells and HSCs cohabit. Among perivascular cells, pericytes are precursors of mesenchymal stem/stromal cells (MSCs) that are capable of differentiating into osteoblasts, adipocytes and chondrocytes. In situ, pericytes are recognised by their localisation to the abluminal side of the blood vessel wall, closely associated with endothelial cells in combination with the expression of markers such as CD146, neural glial 2 (NG2), platelet derived growth factor receptor β (PDGFRβ), α-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA), nestin (Nes) and/or leptin receptor (LepR)...
November 28, 2016: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889329/perivascular-cells-and-tissue-engineering-current-applications-and-untapped-potential
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Elisa Avolio, Valeria V Alvino, Mohamed T Ghorbel, Paola Campagnolo
The recent development of tissue engineering provides exciting new perspectives for the replacement of failing organs and the repair of damaged tissues. Perivascular cells, including vascular smooth muscle cells, pericytes and other tissue specific populations residing around blood vessels, have been isolated from many organs and are known to participate to the in situ repair process and angiogenesis. Their potential has been harnessed for cell therapy of numerous pathologies; however, in this Review we will discuss the potential of perivascular cells in the development of tissue engineering solutions for healthcare...
November 23, 2016: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885901/the-bone-marrow-pericyte-an-orchestrator-of-vascular-niche
#3
Giuseppe Mangialardi, Andrea Cordaro, Paolo Madeddu
The concept of pericyte has been changing over years. This cell type was believed to possess only a function of trophic support to endothelial cells and to maintain vasculature stabilization. In the last years, the discovery of multipotent ability of perivascular populations led to the concept of vessel/wall niche. Likewise, several perivascular populations have been identified in animal and human bone marrow. In this review, we provide an overview on bone marrow perivascular population, their cross-talk with other niche components, relationship with bone marrow stromal stem cells, and similarities and differences with the perivascular population of the vessel/wall niche...
December 2016: Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884833/pericytes-new-epo-producing-cells-in-the-brain
#4
Peng Ji
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 24, 2016: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884306/commentary-for-human-kidney-pericytes-produce-renin
#5
Armin Kurtz
Renin-secreting cells of the kidney display several particularities, including their intrarenal localization in the fetal and in the adult kidney, their ultrastructure, and the mode by which they secrete renin into circulation to trigger the activity of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system. The cell type from which renin cells differentiate has long been subject to speculation. The paper by Stefanska et al. now strongly suggests that renin cells are or derive from pericytes.
December 2016: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871176/in-vivo-angiogenic-capacity-of-stem-cells-from-human-exfoliated-deciduous-teeth-with-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells
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Ji-Hye Kim, Gee-Hye Kim, Jae-Won Kim, Hee Jang Pyeon, Jae Cheoun Lee, Gene Lee, Hyun Nam
Dental pulp is a highly vascularized tissue requiring adequate blood supply for successful regeneration. In this study, we investigated the functional role of stem cells from human exfoliated deciduous teeth (SHEDs) as a perivascular source for in vivo formation of vessel-like structures. Primarily isolated SHEDs showed mesenchymal stem cell (MSC)-like characteristics including the expression of surface antigens and in vitro osteogenic and adipogenic differentiation potentials. Moreover, SHEDs were positive for NG2, α-smooth muscle actin (SMA), platelet-derived growth factor receptor beta (PDGFRβ), and CD146 as pericyte markers...
November 30, 2016: Molecules and Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869651/pericyte-myd88-and-irak4-control-inflammatory-and-fibrotic-responses-to-tissue-injury
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Irina A Leaf, Shunsaku Nakagawa, Bryce G Johnson, Jin Joo Cha, Kristen Mittelsteadt, Kevin M Guckian, Ivan G Gomez, William A Altemeier, Jeremy S Duffield
Fibrotic disease is associated with matrix deposition that results in the loss of organ function. Pericytes, the precursors of myofibroblasts, are a source of pathological matrix collagens and may be promising targets for treating fibrogenesis. Here, we have shown that pericytes activate a TLR2/4- and MyD88-dependent proinflammatory program in response to tissue injury. Similarly to classic immune cells, pericytes activate the NLRP3 inflammasome, leading to IL-1β and IL-18 secretion. Released IL-1β signals through pericyte MyD88 to amplify this response...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868196/differential-regulation-of-blood-flow-induced-neovascularisation-and-mural-cell-recruitment-by-vegf-and-angiopoietin-signalling
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Oliver A Stone, James G Carter, P Charles Lin, Ewa Paleolog, Maria J C Machado, David O Bates
Signalling through VEGF receptors and the Tie2 receptor by angiopoietins is required in combination with blood flow for the formation of a functional vascular network. We tested the hypothesis that VEGF and Ang1 contribute differentially to neovascularization induced by nitric oxide (NO) mediated vasodilatation, by comparing the phenotype of new microvessels in the mesentery during induction of vascular remodelling by over-expression of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) in the fat pad of the adult rat mesentery during inhibition of Angiopoietin signalling with soluble Tie2 and VEGF signalling with sFlt1...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867386/immune-regulation-by-pericytes-modulating-innate-and-adaptive-immunity
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REVIEW
Rocío Navarro, Marta Compte, Luis Álvarez-Vallina, Laura Sanz
Pericytes (PC) are mural cells that surround endothelial cells in small blood vessels. PC have traditionally been credited with structural functions, being essential for vessel maturation and stabilization. However, an accumulating body of evidence suggests that PC also display immune properties. They can respond to a series of pro-inflammatory stimuli and are able to sense different types of danger due to their expression of functional pattern-recognition receptors, contributing to the onset of innate immune responses...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866851/inhibition-of-the-glycolytic-activator-pfkfb3-in-endothelium-induces-tumor-vessel-normalization-impairs-metastasis-and-improves-chemotherapy
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Anna Rita Cantelmo, Lena-Christin Conradi, Aleksandra Brajic, Jermaine Goveia, Joanna Kalucka, Andreas Pircher, Pallavi Chaturvedi, Johanna Hol, Bernard Thienpont, Laure-Anne Teuwen, Sandra Schoors, Bram Boeckx, Joris Vriens, Anna Kuchnio, Koen Veys, Bert Cruys, Lise Finotto, Lucas Treps, Tor Espen Stav-Noraas, Francesco Bifari, Peter Stapor, Ilaria Decimo, Kim Kampen, Katrien De Bock, Guttorm Haraldsen, Luc Schoonjans, Ton Rabelink, Guy Eelen, Bart Ghesquière, Jalees Rehman, Diether Lambrechts, Asrar B Malik, Mieke Dewerchin, Peter Carmeliet
Abnormal tumor vessels promote metastasis and impair chemotherapy. Hence, tumor vessel normalization (TVN) is emerging as an anti-cancer treatment. Here, we show that tumor endothelial cells (ECs) have a hyper-glycolytic metabolism, shunting intermediates to nucleotide synthesis. EC haplo-deficiency or blockade of the glycolytic activator PFKFB3 did not affect tumor growth, but reduced cancer cell invasion, intravasation, and metastasis by normalizing tumor vessels, which improved vessel maturation and perfusion...
November 8, 2016: Cancer Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866791/mesenchymal-stem-cells-the-roles-and-functions-in-cutaneous-wound-healing-and-tumor-growth
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REVIEW
Sei-Ichiro Motegi, Osamu Ishikawa
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are bone marrow-derived non-hematopoietic progenitor cells. MSCs are able to differentiate into various types of cells, including chondrocytes, adipocytes, osteocytes, myocytes, endothelial cells, and keratinocytes. There is increasing evidence that MSCs might be located external to the vasculature, and that perivascular cells in the skin, generally called as "pericytes", might include MSCs. It has been suggested that MSCs localized around blood vessels might migrate into wounds and contribute to the restoration of injured tissues...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Dermatological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864848/age-related-small-vessel-disease-a-potential-contributor-to-neurodegeneration-in-multiple-sclerosis
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REVIEW
Ruth Geraldes, Margaret M Esiri, Gabriele C DeLuca, Jacqueline Palace
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic inflammatory demyelinating disorder of the central nervous system wherein, after an initial phase of transient neurological defects, slow neurological deterioration due to progressive neuronal loss ensues. Age is a major determinant of MS progression onset and disability. Over the past years, several mechanisms have been proposed to explain the key drivers of neurodegeneration and disability accumulation in MS. However, the effect of commonly encountered age-related cerebral vessel disease, namely small vessel disease (SVD), has been largely neglected and constitutes the aim of this review...
November 19, 2016: Brain Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858364/the-rip1tag2-transgenic-mouse-model
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Ruben Bill, Gerhard Christofori
The Rip1Tag2 transgenic mouse model of β-cell carcinogenesis has been instrumental in studying various aspects of tumor angiogenesis and in investigating the response to anti-angiogenic therapeutics. Thereby, the in-depth assessment of blood and lymphatic vessel phenotypes and functionality represents key experimental analyses. In this chapter, we describe basic protocols to assess tumor blood vessel morphology (pericyte coverage), functionality (perfusion, leakiness, and hypoxia), lymphatic tumor coverage, and tumor cell proliferation and apoptosis based on immunofluorescence microscopy analysis...
2016: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858356/the-aortic-ring-assay-and-its-use-for-the-study-of-tumor-angiogenesis
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Alfred C Aplin, Roberto F Nicosia
This chapter describes protocols developed in our laboratory to prepare and analyze angiogenic cultures of rat aorta. Rings of rat aorta cultured in collagen gels produce neovessel outgrowths which reproduce ex vivo key steps of the angiogenic process including endothelial migration, proliferation, proteolytic digestion of the extracellular matrix, capillary tube formation, pericyte recruitment, and vascular regression. The angiogenic response of aortic explants can be stimulated with growth factors or inhibited with anti-angiogenic molecules...
2016: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858352/morphological-aspects-of-tumor-angiogenesis
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Ruslan Hlushchuk, Sébastien Barré, Valentin Djonov
The tumor vasculature is a chaotic mixture of abnormal, hierarchically disorganized vessels that differ from those of normal tissues with respect to organization, structure and function. Firstly, tumor vessel wall structure is abnormal and heterogeneous within the tumor. Besides contractile wall components, the perivascular compartment is often lacking pericytes, what makes the tumor vessels fragile and leaky. Secondly, another group of abnormalities involves distortions in angioarchitecture and vasculature as network...
2016: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857165/red-blood-cell-phase-separation-in-symmetric-and-asymmetric-microchannel-networks-effect-of-capillary-dilation-and-inflow-velocity
#16
Francesco Clavica, Alexandra Homsy, Laure Jeandupeux, Dominik Obrist
The non-uniform partitioning or phase separation of red blood cells (RBCs) at a diverging bifurcation of a microvascular network is responsible for RBC heterogeneity within the network. The mechanisms controlling RBC heterogeneity are not yet fully understood and there is a need to improve the basic understanding of the phase separation phenomenon. In this context, in vitro experiments can fill the gap between existing in vivo and in silico models as they provide better controllability than in vivo experiments without mathematical idealizations or simplifications inherent to in silico models...
November 18, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849597/correction-for-ren-et-al-lrp-6-is-a-coreceptor-for-multiple-fibrogenic-signaling-pathways-in-pericytes-and-myofibroblasts-that-are-inhibited-by-dkk-1
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 14, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846318/a-long-gap-peripheral-nerve-injury-therapy-using-human-skeletal-muscle-derived-stem-cells-sk-scs-an-achievement-of-significant-morphological-numerical-and-functional-recovery
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Tetsuro Tamaki, Maki Hirata, Nobuyuki Nakajima, Kosuke Saito, Hiroyuki Hashimoto, Shuichi Soeda, Yoshiyasu Uchiyama, Masahiko Watanabe
Losses in vital functions of the somatic motor and sensory nervous system are induced by severe long-gap peripheral nerve transection injury. In such cases, autologous nerve grafts are the gold standard treatment, despite the unavoidable sacrifice of other healthy functions, whereas the prognosis is not always favorable. Here, we use human skeletal muscle-derived stem cells (Sk-SCs) to reconstitute the function after long nerve-gap injury. Muscles samples were obtained from the amputated legs from 9 patients following unforeseen accidents...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837475/pericytes-in-brain-injury-and-repair-after-ischemic-stroke
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REVIEW
Wei Cai, Huan Liu, Jingyan Zhao, Lily Y Chen, Jun Chen, Zhengqi Lu, Xiaoming Hu
Pericytes are functional components of the neurovascular unit (NVU). They provide support to other NVU components and maintain normal physiological functions of the blood-brain barrier (BBB). The brain ischemia and reperfusion result in pathological alterations in pericytes. The intimate anatomical and functional interactions between pericytes and other NVU components play pivotal roles in the progression of stroke pathology. In this review, we depict the biology and functions of pericytes in the normal brain and discuss their effects in brain injury and repair after ischemia/reperfusion...
November 12, 2016: Translational Stroke Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837191/age-associated-physiological-and-pathological-changes-at-the-blood-brain-barrier-a-review
#20
REVIEW
Franciska Erdő, László Denes, Elizabeth de Lange
The age-associated decline of the neurological and cognitive functions becomes more and more serious challenge for the developed countries with the increasing number of aged populations. The morphological and biochemical changes in the aging brain are the subjects of many extended research projects worldwide for a long time. However, the crucial role of the blood-brain barrier (BBB) impairment and disruption in the pathological processes in age-associated neurodegenerative disorders received special attention just for a few years...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
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