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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298294/vegfr3-modulates-vascular-permeability-by-controlling-vegf-vegfr2-signaling
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Krista Heinolainen, Sinem Karaman, Gabriela D'Amico, Tuomas Tammela, Raija Sormunen, Lauri Eklund, Kari Alitalo, Georgia Zarkada
Rationale: Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is the main driver of angiogenesis and vascular permeability via VEGF receptor 2 (VEGFR2), while lymphangiogenesis signals are transduced by VEGFC/D via VEGFR3. VEGFR3 also regulates sprouting angiogenesis and blood vessel growth, but to what extent VEGFR3 signaling controls blood vessel permeability remains unknown. Objective: To investigate the role of VEGFR3 in the regulation of VEGF-induced vascular permeability. Methods and Results: Long-term global Vegfr3 gene deletion in adult mice resulted in increased fibrinogen deposition in lungs and kidneys, indicating enhanced vascular leakage at the steady state...
March 15, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287513/an-ex-vivo-method-for-time-lapse-imaging-of-cultured-rat-mesenteric-microvascular-networks
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Mohammad S Azimi, Jessica M Motherwell, Walter L Murfee
Angiogenesis, defined as the growth of new blood vessels from pre-existing vessels, involves endothelial cells, pericytes, smooth muscle cells, immune cells, and the coordination with lymphatic vessels and nerves. The multi-cell, multi-system interactions necessitate the investigation of angiogenesis in a physiologically relevant environment. Thus, while the use of in vitro cell-culture models have provided mechanistic insights, a common critique is that they do not recapitulate the complexity associated with a microvascular network...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285134/loss-of-gspt1l-disturbs-the-patterning-of-the-brain-central-arteries-in-zebrafish
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Hongcheng Wang, Lingfei Luo, Deqin Yang
The cranial vasculature is crucial for the survival and development of the central nervous system and is closely related to brain pathologies. Characterizations of the underlying mechanisms by which cranial vessels acquire their stereotypic patterning remain to be the key interest in the cerebrovascular research. In this report, we show an interesting zebrafish cq37 mutant displaying aberrant patterning of the central arteries. Genetic mapping results indicate that the gene responsible for cq37 encodes G1 to S phase transition 1, like (Gspt1l) with a nonsense mutation...
March 8, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264837/distinct-and-redundant-functions-of-esam-and-ve-cadherin-during-vascular-morphogenesis
#4
Loïc Sauteur, Markus Affolter, Heinz-Georg Belting
The cardiovascular system forms during early embryogenesis and adapts to embryonic growth by sprouting angiogenesis and vascular remodeling. These processes require fine-tuning of cell-cell adhesion to maintain and reestablish endothelial contacts, while allowing cell motility. We have compared the contribution of two endothelial cell specific adhesion proteins - VE-cadherin (VE-cad/Cdh5) and Esama (Endothelial cell-selective adhesion molecule a) - during angiogenic sprouting and blood vessel fusion (anastomosis) in the zebrafish embryo by genetic analyses...
March 6, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258413/viscosity-and-haemodynamics-in-a-late-gestation-rat-feto-placental-arterial-network
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Nikhilesh Bappoo, Lachlan J Kelsey, Louis Parker, Tim Crough, Carmel M Moran, Adrian Thomson, Megan C Holmes, Caitlin S Wyrwoll, Barry J Doyle
The placenta is a transient organ which develops during pregnancy to provide haemotrophic support for healthy fetal growth and development. Fundamental to its function is the healthy development of vascular trees in the feto-placental arterial network. Despite the strong association of haemodynamics with vascular remodelling mechanisms, there is a lack of computational haemodynamic data that may improve our understanding of feto-placental physiology. The aim of this work was to create a comprehensive 3D computational fluid dynamics model of a substructure of the rat feto-placental arterial network and investigate the influence of viscosity on wall shear stress (WSS)...
March 3, 2017: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257831/silencing-of-galectin-1-inhibits-retinal-neovascularization-and-ameliorates-retinal-hypoxia-in-a-murine-model-of-oxygen-induced-ischemic-retinopathy
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Ning Yang, Wenxi Zhang, Tao He, Yiqiao Xing
Aberrant neovascularization is a consequence of inappropriate angiogenic signaling and contributes to several diseases. Although many regulators of pathogenic angiogenesis have been identified, the understanding of this process remains incomplete. Galectin-1 (Gal-1), as a homodimeric protein with a single carbohydrate-recognition domain, is implicated in several pathologic processes, including angiogenesis; however, its involvement in retinal neovascularization (RNV) remains unknown. Here, we investigated the anti-angiogenic effect of silencing Gal-1 through intravitreal injection in a mouse model of oxygen-induced retinopathy (OIR)...
February 28, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246215/blood-vessel-anastomosis-is-spatially-regulated-by-flt1-during-angiogenesis
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Jessica E Nesmith, John C Chappell, Julia G Cluceru, Victoria L Bautch
Blood vessel formation is essential for vertebrate development and is primarily achieved by angiogenesis - endothelial cell sprouting from pre-existing vessels. Vessel networks expand when sprouts form new connections, a process whose regulation is poorly understood. Here, we show that vessel anastomosis is spatially regulated by Flt1 (VEGFR1), a VEGFA receptor that acts as a decoy receptor. In vivo, expanding vessel networks favor interactions with Flt1 mutant mouse endothelial cells. Live imaging in human endothelial cells in vitro revealed that stable connections are preceded by transient contacts from extending sprouts, suggesting sampling of potential target sites, and lowered Flt1 levels reduced transient contacts and increased VEGFA signaling...
March 1, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223275/vascular-cxcr4-expression-promotes-vessel-sprouting-and-sensitivity-to-sorafenib-treatment-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#8
Jing Xu, Jing Liang, Ya-Ming Meng, Jing Yan, Xin-Juan Yu, Chao-Qun Liu, Li Xu, Shi-Mei Zhuang, Limin Zheng
PURPOSE: Chemokine receptor CXCR4 is known to be involved in both developmental and adult angiogenesis; however, its role in tumor angiogenesis remains largely unknown. Here the role of vascular CXCR4 in regulating vascular structure in HCC was assessed and the clinical value of CXCR4 was explored. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: The expression of CXCR4 in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) was determined by immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence. Characteristics of CXCR4+ cells were determined by in vitro and mice experiments...
February 21, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212191/endothelial-cell-metabolism-an-update-anno-2017
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Laure-Anne Teuwen, Nihed Draoui, Charlotte Dubois, Peter Carmeliet
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Endothelial cell metabolism has recently emerged as an important coregulator of angiogenesis and is therefore a promising new target in various angiogenesis-associated illnesses, like cancer. In this review, we discuss recent insights in endothelial cell metabolism in both physiological and pathological conditions and discuss possible translational implications. RECENT FINDINGS: Two metabolic pathways that determine the performance of endothelial cells are glycolysis and fatty acid oxidation (FAO)...
February 15, 2017: Current Opinion in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209985/ig-like-domain-6-of-vcam-1-is-a-potential-therapeutic-target-in-tnf%C3%AE-induced-angiogenesis
#10
Taek-Keun Kim, Chang Sik Park, Hee-Jun Na, Kangseung Lee, Aerin Yoon, Junho Chung, Sukmook Lee
Tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFα)-induced angiogenesis plays important roles in the progression of various diseases, including cancer, wet age-related macular degeneration, and rheumatoid arthritis. However, the relevance and role of vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 (VCAM-1) in angiogenesis have not yet been clearly elucidated. In this study, VCAM-1 knockdown shows VCAM-1 involvement in TNFα-induced angiogenesis. Through competitive blocking experiments with VCAM-1 Ig-like domain 6 (VCAM-1-D6) protein, we identified VCAM-1-D6 as a key domain regulating TNFα-induced vascular tube formation...
February 17, 2017: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208423/modeling-angiogenesis-a-discrete-to-continuum-description
#11
Samara Pillay, Helen M Byrne, Philip K Maini
Angiogenesis is the process by which new blood vessels develop from existing vasculature. During angiogenesis, endothelial tip cells migrate via diffusion and chemotaxis, loops form via tip-to-tip and tip-to-sprout anastomosis, new tip cells are produced via branching, and a vessel network forms as endothelial cells follow the paths of tip cells. The latter process is known as the snail trail. We use a mean-field approximation to systematically derive a continuum model from a two-dimensional lattice-based cellular automaton model of angiogenesis in the corneal assay, based on the snail-trail process...
January 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199294/flow-induced-microvascular-network-formation-of-therapeutic-relevant-arteriovenous-av-loop-based-constructs-in-response-to-ionizing-radiation
#12
Volker J Schmidt, Jennifer M Covi, Christoph Koepple, Johannes G Hilgert, Elias Polykandriotis, Amir K Bigdeli, Luitpold V Distel, Raymund E Horch, Ulrich Kneser
BACKGROUND The arteriovenous (AV) loop model enables axial vascularization to gain a functional microcirculatory system in tissue engineering constructs in vivo. These constructs might replace surgical flaps for the treatment of complex wounds in the future. Today, free flaps are often exposed to high-dose radiation after defect coverage, according to guideline-oriented treatment plans. Vascular response of AV loop-based constructs has not been evaluated after radiation, although it is of particular importance...
February 15, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191018/thymosin-%C3%AE-4-improves-differentiation-and-vascularization-of-ehts
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Tilman Ziegler, Rabea Hinkel, Andrea Stöhr, Thomas Eschenhagen, Karl-Ludwig Laugwitz, Ferdinand le Noble, Robert David, Arne Hansen, Christian Kupatt
Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) constitute a powerful tool to study cardiac physiology and represents a promising treatment strategy to tackle cardiac disease. However, iPSCs remain relatively immature after differentiation. Additionally, engineered heart tissue (EHT) has been investigated as a therapy option in preclinical disease models with promising results, although their vascularization and functionality leave room for improvement. Thymosin β4 (Tβ4) has been shown to promote the differentiation of progenitor cell lines to cardiomyocytes while it also induces angiogenic sprouting and vascular maturation...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179432/an-evolutionarily-conserved-role-for-polydom-svep1-during-lymphatic-vessel-formation
#14
Terhi Kärpanen, Yvonne Padberg, Serge A van de Pavert, Cathrin Dierkes, Nanami Morooka, Josi Peterson-Maduro, Glenn van de Hoek, Max Adrian, Naoki Mochizuki, Kiyotoshi Sekiguchi, Friedemann Kiefer, Dörte Schulte, Stefan Schulte-Merker
Rationale: Lymphatic vessel formation and function constitutes a physiologically and pathophysiologically important process, but its genetic control is not well understood. Objective: Here, we identify the secreted Polydom/Svep1 protein as essential for formation of the lymphatic vasculature. We analyzed mutants in mice and zebrafish to gain insight into the role of Polydom/Svep1 in the lymphangiogenic process. Methods and Results: Phenotypic analysis of zebrafish polydom/svep1 mutants showed a decrease in venous and lympho-venous sprouting, which leads to an increased number of intersegmental arteries...
February 8, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179430/polydom-is-an-extracellular-matrix-protein-involved-in-lymphatic-vessel-remodeling
#15
Nanami Morooka, Sugiko Futaki, Ryoko Sato-Nishiuchi, Masafumi Nishino, Yuta Totani, Chisei Shimono, Itsuko Nakano, Hiroyuki Nakajima, Naoki Mochizuki, Kiyotoshi Sekiguchi
Rationale: Lymphatic vasculature constitutes a second vascular system, essential for immune surveillance and tissue fluid homeostasis. Maturation of the hierarchical vascular structure, with a highly-branched network of capillaries and ducts, is crucial for its function. Environmental cues mediate the remodeling process, but the mechanism that underlies this process is largely unknown. Objective: Polydom (also called Svep1) is an extracellular matrix protein identified as a high-affinity ligand for integrin α9β1...
February 8, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164613/high-concentrations-of-the-angiogenic-peptide-vegf-a-in-seminal-fluid-and-its-association-to-prostasomes
#16
Lena Carlsson, Gunnar Ronquist, Rune Elisasson, Louise Dubois, Karl G Ronquist, Anders Larsson
BACKGROUND: Angiogenesis is the formation of new blood vessels by capillary sprouting from pre-existing vessels. This process is associated with increased expression of angiogenic factors like vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). The VEGF family consists of five members denoted VEGF-A, B, C, D and placenta growth factor (PlGF). Prostasomes are exosome-like extracellular vesicles existing in seminal plasma. The present study aimed at investigating the possible relationship between VEGF-A in seminal fluid and blood plasma and the prostasomal association of VEGF-A...
August 1, 2016: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164414/microfluidic-traction-force-microscopy-to-study-mechanotransduction-in-angiogenesis
#17
Luke Boldock, Claudia Wittkowske, Cecile M Perrault
The formation of new blood vessels from existing vasculature, angiogenesis, is driven by coordinated endothelial cell migration and matrix remodelling in response to local signals. Recently, a growing body of evidence has shown that mechanotransduction, along with chemotransduction, is a major regulator of angiogenesis. Mechanical signals, such as fluid shear stress and substrate mechanics, influence sprouting and network formation, but the mechanisms behind this relationship are still unclear. Here, we present cellular traction forces as possible effectors activated by mechanosensing to mediate matrix remodelling, and encourage the use of traction force microscopy to study mechanotransduction in angiogenesis...
February 6, 2017: Microcirculation: the Official Journal of the Microcirculatory Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163696/vasoinhibin-an-n-terminal-prolactin-fragment-directly-inhibits-cardiac-angiogenesis-in-three-dimensional-heart-culture
#18
Ryojun Nakajima, Eri Nakamura, Toshio Harigaya
Vasoinhibins (Vi) are fragments of the growth hormone/prolactin (PRL) family and have antiangiogenic functions in many species. It is considered that Vi derived from PRL are involved in the pathogenesis of peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM). However, the pathogenic mechanism of PPCM, as well as heart angiogenesis, is not yet clear. Therefore, the aim of the present study is to clarify whether Vi act directly on angiogenesis inhibition in heart blood vessels. Endothelial cell viability was decreased by Vi treatment in a culture experiment...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146140/tumor-and-normal-thyroid-spheroids-from-tissues-to-zebrafish
#19
Valentina Cirello, Germano Gaudenzi, Elisa S Grassi, Carla Colombo, Leonardo Vicentini, Stefano Ferrero, Luca Persani, Giovanni Vitale, Laura Fugazzola
BACKGROUND: Multicellular spheroids represent an interesting experimental model with promising applications in the pre-clinical studies on anticancer drugs. We recently demonstrated that thyroid spheroids recapitulate the features of the original tissues, in either the differentiated and "stem-like" components. Here we were aimed to characterize thyroid spheroids and to investigate in vivo the proangiogenic potential of patient-derived xenografts (PDX) of spheroids obtained from papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) and the matched normal tissues...
January 31, 2017: Minerva Endocrinologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129845/the-lymphatic-vasculature-revisited-new-developments-in-the-zebrafish
#20
Y Padberg, S Schulte-Merker, A van Impel
The lymphatic system is lined by endothelial cells and part of the vasculature. It is essential for tissue fluid homeostasis, absorption of dietary fats, and immune surveillance in vertebrates. Misregulation of lymphatic vessel formation and dysfunction of the lymphatic system have been indicated in a number of pathological conditions including lymphedema formation, obesity or chronic inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. In zebrafish, lymphatics were discovered about 10years ago, and the underlying molecular pathways involved in its development have since been studied in detail...
2017: Methods in Cell Biology
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