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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121817/stromal-cell-derived-factor-1%C3%AE-promotes-endothelial-colony-forming-cell-migration-through-the-ca2-dependent-activation-of-the-extracellular-signal-regulated-kinase-1-2-and-phosphoinositide-3-kinase-akt-pathways
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Estella Zuccolo, Christian Andrea Di Buduo, Francesco Lodola, Stefania Orecchioni, Giorgia Scarpellino, Dlzar Ali Kheder, Valentina Poletto, Germano Guerra, Francesco Bertolini, Alessandra Balduini, Vittorio Rosti, Francesco Moccia
Stromal derived factor-1α (SDF-1α) drives endothelial colony forming cell (ECFC) homing and incorporation within neovessels, thereby restoring tissue perfusion in ischemic tissues and favouring tumor vascularization and metastasis. SDF-1α stimulates ECFC migration by activating the Gi-protein coupled receptor, CXCR4, and then engaging the phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K)/AKT signalling pathway. Sporadic evidence showed that SDF-1α may also act through an increase in intracellular Ca2+ concentration ([Ca2+]i) in bone marrow-derived hematopoietic progenitor cells and fully differentiated endothelial cells...
November 9, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101610/endothelial-microparticles-are-associated-to-pathogenesis-of-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
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Nour C Bacha, Adeline Blandinieres, Elisa Rossi, Nicolas Gendron, Nathalie Nevo, Séverine Lecourt, Coralie L Guerin, Jean Marie Renard, Pascale Gaussem, Eduardo Angles-Cano, Chantal M Boulanger, Dominique Israel-Biet, David M Smadja
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a devastating disease characterized by obliteration of alveolar architecture, resulting in declining lung function and ultimately death. Pathogenic mechanisms remain unclear but involve a concomitant accumulation of scar tissue together with myofibroblasts activation. Microparticles (MPs) have been investigated in several human lung diseases as possible pathogenic elements, prognosis markers and therapeutic targets. We postulated that levels and cellular origins of circulating MPs might serve as biomarkers in IPF patients and/or as active players of fibrogenesis...
November 3, 2017: Stem Cell Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095886/identification-of-a-novel-angiogenic-peptide-from-periostin
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Ba Reun Kim, Yang Woo Kwon, Gyu Tae Park, Eun Jung Choi, Jeong Kon Seo, Il Ho Jang, Seung-Chul Kim, Hyun-Chang Ko, Sang Chul Lee, Jae Ho Kim
Angiogenic peptides have therapeutic potential for the treatment of chronic ischemic diseases. Periostin, an extracellular matrix protein expressed in injured tissues, promotes angiogenesis and tissue repair. We previously reported that in vivo administration of both recombinant full-length protein and the first FAS I domain of periostin alleviated peripheral artery occlusive disease by stimulating the migration of humane endothelial colony forming cells (ECFCs) and subsequent angiogenesis. In the present study, we ascertained the peptide sequence responsible for the periostin-induced angiogenesis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082503/an-endothelial-cell-mesenchymal-stem-cell-coculture-cord-formation-assay-to-model-vascular-biology-in-vitro
#4
Michelle Swearingen, Beverly Falcon, Sudhakar Chintharlapalli, Mark Uhlik
Blood vessels are crucial components for normal tissue development and homeostasis, so it is not surprising that endothelial dysfunction and dysregulation results in a variety of different pathophysiological conditions. The large number of vascular-related disorders and the emergence of angiogenesis as a major hallmark of cancer has led to significant interest in the development of drugs that target the vasculature. While several in vivo models exist to study developmental and pathological states of blood vessels, few in vitro assays have been developed that capture the significant complexity of the vascular microenvironment...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067104/isolation-and-characterization-of-human-umbilical-cord-derived-endothelial-colony-forming-cells
#5
Hao Zhang, Yanling Tao, Saisai Ren, Haihui Liu, Hui Zhou, Jiangwei Hu, Yongyong Tang, Bin Zhang, Hu Chen
Endothelial colony-forming cells (ECFCs) are a population of endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) that display robust proliferative potential and vessel-forming capability. Previous studies have demonstrated that a limited number of ECFCs may be obtained from adult bone marrow, peripheral blood and umbilical cord (UC) blood. The present study describes an effective method for isolating ECFCs from human UC. The ECFCs derived from human UC displayed the full properties of EPCs. Analysis of the growth kinetics, cell cycle and colony-forming ability of the isolated human UC-ECFCs indicated that the cells demonstrated properties of stem cells, including relative stability and rapid proliferation in vitro...
November 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051567/mesenchymal-stem-stromal-cells-enhance-engraftment-vasculogenic-and-pro-angiogenic-activities-of-endothelial-colony-forming-cells-in-immunocompetent-hosts
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Abbas Shafiee, Jatin Patel, James S Lee, Dietmar W Hutmacher, Nicholas M Fisk, Kiarash Khosrotehrani
The clinical use of endothelial colony forming cells (ECFC) is hampered by their restricted engraftment. We aimed to assess engraftment, vasculogenic and pro-angiogenic activities of ECFC in immunocompetent (C57BL/6: WT) or immunodeficient (rag1 (-/-) C57BL/6: Rag1) mice. In addition, the impact of host immune system was investigated where ECFC were co-implanted with mesenchymal stem/stromal cells (MSC) from adult bone marrow (AdBM-MSC), fetal bone marrow (fBM-MSC), fetal placental (fPL-MSC), or maternal placental (MPL-MSC)...
October 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036193/gestational-age-related-patterns-of-amot-methylation-are-revealed-in-preterm-infant-endothelial-progenitors
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Giovanna Vinci, Christophe Buffat, Stéphanie Simoncini, Farid Boubred, Isabelle Ligi, Florent Dumont, Bernard Le Bonniec, Thierry Fournier, Daniel Vaiman, Françoise Dignat-George, Umberto Simeoni
OBJECTIVE: Preterm birth is associated with altered angiogenesis and with increased risk of cardiovascular dysfunction and hypertension at adulthood. We previously demonstrated that in preterm newborns circulating cord blood endothelial progenitor cells (ECFC), responsible for angio/vasculogenesis, are reduced in number and display altered angiogenic properties. Altered angiogenic function was associated with a decreased expression of pro-angiogenic genes, among which the AMOT gene which is a strong positive regulator of angiogenesis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033304/epigenetic-activation-of-pro-angiogenic-signaling-pathways-in-human-endothelial-progenitors-increases-vasculogenesis
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Sylvain Fraineau, Carmen G Palii, Brian McNeill, Morten Ritso, William C Shelley, Nutan Prasain, Alphonse Chu, Elodie Vion, Kristy Rieck, Sharmin Nilufar, Theodore J Perkins, Michael A Rudnicki, David S Allan, Mervin C Yoder, Erik J Suuronen, Marjorie Brand
Human endothelial colony-forming cells (ECFCs) represent a promising source of adult stem cells for vascular repair, yet their regenerative capacity is limited. Here, we set out to understand the molecular mechanism restricting the repair function of ECFCs. We found that key pro-angiogenic pathways are repressed in ECFCs due to the presence of bivalent (H3K27me3/H3K4me3) epigenetic marks, which decreases the cells' regenerative potential. Importantly, ex vivo treatment with a combination of epigenetic drugs that resolves bivalent marks toward the transcriptionally active H3K4me3 state leads to the simultaneous activation of multiple pro-angiogenic signaling pathways (VEGFR, CXCR4, WNT, NOTCH, SHH)...
November 14, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030959/ipsc-derived-vascular-cell-spheroids-as-building-blocks-for-scaffold-free-biofabrication
#9
Leni Moldovan, April Barnard, Chang-Hyun Gil, Yang Lin, Maria B Grant, Mervin C Yoder, Nutan Prasain, Nicanor I Moldovan
Recently a protocol is established to obtain large quantities of human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC)-derived endothelial progenitors, called endothelial colony forming cells (ECFC), and of candidate smooth-muscle forming cells (SMFC). Here, the suitability for assembling in spheroids, and in larger 3D cell constructs is tested. iPSC-derived ECFC and SMFC are labeled with tdTomato and eGFP, respectively. Spheroids are formed in ultra-low adhesive wells, and their dynamic proprieties are studied by time-lapse microscopy, or by confocal microscopy...
October 14, 2017: Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980775/long-term-recovery-after-endothelial-colony-forming-cells-or-human-umbilical-cord-blood-cells-administration-in-a-rat-model-of-neonatal-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy
#10
Isabelle Grandvuillemin, Philippe Garrigue, Alaa Ramdani, Farid Boubred, Umberto Simeoni, Françoise Dignat-George, Florence Sabatier, Benjamin Guillet
Neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (NHIE) is a dramatic perinatal complication, associated with poor neurological prognosis despite neuroprotection by therapeutic hypothermia, in the absence of an available curative therapy. We evaluated and compared ready-to-use human umbilical cord blood cells (HUCBC) and bankable but allogeneic endothelial progenitors (ECFC) as cell therapy candidate for NHIE. We compared benefits of HUCBC and ECFC transplantation 48 hours after injury in male rat NHIE model, based on the Rice-Vannucci approach...
November 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980146/egfl7-represses-the-vasculogenic-potential-of-human-endothelial-progenitor-cells
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Clément d'Audigier, Sophie Susen, Adeline Blandinieres, Virginie Mattot, Bruno Saubamea, Elisa Rossi, Nathalie Nevo, Séverine Lecourt, Coralie L Guerin, Blandine Dizier, Nicolas Gendron, Bertrand Caetano, Pascale Gaussem, Fabrice Soncin, David M Smadja
Egfl7 (VE-statin) is a secreted protein mostly specific to the endothelial lineage during development and in the adult and which expression is enhanced during angiogenesis. Egfl7 involvement in human postnatal vasculogenesis remains unresolved yet. Our aim was to assess Egfl7 expression in several angiogenic cell types originating from human bone marrow, peripheral blood, or cord blood. We found that only endothelial colony forming cells (ECFC), which are currently considered as the genuine endothelial precursor cells, expressed large amounts of Egfl7...
October 4, 2017: Stem Cell Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978525/ampk-klf2-signaling-pathway-mediates-the-proangiogenic-effect-of-erythropoietin-in-endothelial-colony-forming-cells
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Dawei Wang, Yimeng Song, Jianshu Zhang, Wei Pang, Xian Wang, Yi Zhu, Xiaoxia Li
Endothelial colony forming cells (ECFCs) were proved to take part in post-natal vasculogenesis and injury repair. The angiogenic properties of ECFCs could be influenced by various cytokines, chemokines, and growth factors. Erythropoietin (EPO) is a promising cytokine participating in angiogenesis. However, the mechanisms for EPO's proangiogenic effect still remain largely elusive. Here, we investigated the role of AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK)-Krüppel-like factor 2 (KLF2) signaling pathway in the proangiogenic effect of EPO in ECFCs...
October 4, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964937/hypoxia-induces-the-dysfunction-of-human-endothelial-colony-forming-cells-via-hif-1%C3%AE-signaling
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Mengyu He, Shuying Ma, Qing Cai, Yan Wu, Chengjie Shao, Hui Kong, Hong Wang, Xiaoning Zeng, Weiping Xie
Endothelial injury is considered as a trigger of pulmonary vascular lesions in the pathogenesis of hypoxic pulmonary hypertension (HPH). Although endothelial colony-forming cells (ECFCs) have vascular regeneration potential to maintain endothelial integrity, hypoxia-induced precise alteration in ECFCs function remains controversial. This study investigated the impact of hypoxia on human ECFCs function in vitro and the underlying mechanism. We found that hypoxia inhibited ECFCs proliferation, migration and angiogenesis...
September 28, 2017: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915234/tissue-regeneration-using-endothelial-colony-forming-cells-promising-cells-for-vascular-repair
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REVIEW
Kimihiko Banno, Mervin C Yoder
To repair and rebuild damaged tissue in diseased human subjects remains a daunting challenge for clinical medicine. Proper vascular formation that serves to deliver blood-borne nutrients and adequate levels of oxygen and remove wastes is critical for successful tissue regeneration. Endothelial colony-forming cells (ECFC) represent a promising cell source for revascularization of damaged tissue. ECFC are identified by displaying a hierarchy of clonal proliferative potential and by pronounced postnatal vascularization ability in vivo...
September 15, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910333/reduced-proliferation-of-endothelial-colony-forming-cells-in-unprovoked-venous-thromboembolic-disease-as-a-consequence-of-endothelial-dysfunction
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Rubicel Hernandez-Lopez, Antonieta Chavez-Gonzalez, Patricia Torres-Barrera, Dafne Moreno-Lorenzana, Norma Lopez-DiazGuerrero, David Santiago-German, Irma Isordia-Salas, David Smadja, Mervin C Yoder, Abraham Majluf-Cruz, J Antonio Alvarado-Moreno
BACKGROUND: Venous thromboembolic disease (VTD) is a public health problem. We recently reported that endothelial colony-forming cells (ECFCs) derived from endothelial cells (EC) (ECFC-ECs) from patients with VTD have a dysfunctional state. For this study, we proposed that a dysfunctional status of these cells generates a reduction of its proliferative ability, which is also associated with senescence and reactive oxygen species (ROS). METHODS AND RESULTS: Human mononuclear cells (MNCs) were obtained from peripheral blood from 40 healthy human volunteers (controls) and 50 patients with VTD matched by age (20-50 years) and sex to obtain ECFCs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889182/benign-extracerebral-fluid-collection-complicated-by-subdural-hematoma-and-fluid-collection-clinical-characteristics-and-management
#16
Hee Chang Lee, Sangjoon Chong, Ji Yeoun Lee, Jung-Eun Cheon, Ji Hoon Phi, Seung-Ki Kim, In-One Kim, Kyu-Chang Wang
INTRODUCTION: Benign extracerebral fluid collection (bECFC) can be complicated by subdural hematoma (SDH) or subdural fluid collection (SDFC). The etiology, natural history, and management strategy for SDH/SDFC in bECFC are not fully understood. We retrospectively reviewed the cases of bECFC patients complicated with SDH/SDFC and tried (1) to confirm the fact that bECFC children are vulnerable to SDH/SDFC, (2) to investigate the clinical significance of 'trauma history' witnessed by a caregiver, and (3) to determine optimal management for them...
September 9, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862380/fetal-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-stromal-cells-enhance-humanization-and-bone-formation-of-bmp7-loaded-scaffolds
#17
Abbas Shafiee, Jeremy G Baldwin, Jatin Patel, Boris M Holzapfel, Nicholas M Fisk, Kiarash Khosrotehrani, Dietmar W Hutmacher
Tissue engineered constructs built with human cells capable of generating a bone-like organ within the mouse have attracted considerable interest over the past decade. Here, we aimed to compare the utility of human mesenchymal stem/stromal cells (MSC) isolated from fetal term placenta (fPL-MSC) and fetal first trimester bone marrow (fBM-MSC) in a polycaprolactone scaffold/BMP7-based model in nude mice. Furthermore, fPL-MSC were co-seeded with fetal placenta-derived endothelial colony forming cells (ECFC) to assess the impact of ECFC on fPL-MSC osteogenesis...
September 1, 2017: Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816358/trpc3-mediated-ca-2-signals-as-a-promising-strategy-to-boost-therapeutic-angiogenesis-in-failing-hearts-the-role-of-autologous-endothelial-colony-forming-cells
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REVIEW
Francesco Moccia, Angela Lucariello, Germano Guerra
Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) are a sub-population of bone marrow-derived mononuclear cells that are released in circulation to restore damaged endothelium during its physiological turnover or rescue blood perfusion after an ischemic insult. Additionally, they may be mobilized from perivascular niches located within larger arteries' wall in response to hypoxic conditions. For this reason, EPCs have been regarded as an effective tool to promote revascularization and functional recovery of ischemic hearts, but clinical application failed to exploit the full potential of patients-derived cells...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811647/biogenesis-of-pro-senescent-microparticles-by-endothelial-colony-forming-cells-from-premature-neonates-is-driven-by-sirt1-dependent-epigenetic-regulation-of-mkk6
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Stéphanie Simoncini, Anne-Line Chateau, Stéphane Robert, Dilyana Todorova, Catherine Yzydorzick, Romaric Lacroix, Isabelle Ligi, Laurence Louis, Richard Bachelier, Umberto Simeoni, Frédérique Magdinier, Françoise Dignat-George, Florence Sabatier
Senescent cells may exert detrimental effect on microenvironment through the secretion of soluble factors and the release of extracellular vesicles, such as microparticles, key actors in ageing and cardiovascular diseases. We previously reported that sirtuin-1 (SIRT1) deficiency drives accelerated senescence and dysfunction of endothelial colony-forming cells (ECFC) in PT neonates. Because preterm birth (PT) increases the risk for cardiovascular diseases during neonatal period as well as at adulthood, we hypothesized that SIRT1 deficiency could control the biogenesis of microparticles as part of a senescence-associated secretory phenotype (SASP) of PT-ECFC and investigated the related molecular mechanisms...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771278/co-injection-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-with-endothelial-progenitor-cells-accelerates-muscle-recovery-in-hind-limb-ischemia-through-an-endoglin-dependent-mechanism
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Elisa Rossi, David Smadja, Celine Goyard, Audrey Cras, Blandine Dizier, Nour Bacha, Anna Lokajczyk, Coralie L Guerin, Nicolas Gendron, Benjamin Planquette, Virginie Mignon, Carmelo Bernabéu, Olivier Sanchez, David M Smadja
Endothelial colony-forming cells (ECFCs) are progenitor cells committed to endothelial lineages and have robust vasculogenic properties. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been described to support ECFC-mediated angiogenic processes in various matrices. However, MSC-ECFC interactions in hind limb ischemia (HLI) are largely unknown. Here we examined whether co-administration of ECFCs and MSCs bolsters vasculogenic activity in nude mice with HLI. In addition, as we have previously shown that endoglin is a key adhesion molecule, we evaluated its involvement in ECFC/MSC interaction...
October 5, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
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