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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929578/horizontal-transfer-of-mir-23a-from-hypoxic-tumor-cell-colonies-can-induce-angiogenesis
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T V Sruthi, Lincy Edatt, Grace R Raji, Haritha K, S Sharath Shankar, Vandana Shankar, Vishnu R, Aswini P, V B Sameer Kumar
Neo vessel formation by angiogenesis is an important event during many pathological conditions including cancer, where it is indispensable for tumor growth and survival. Although, various pro-angiogenic cytokines and soluble factors, secreted by tumor cells, have been reported to promote angiogenesis, recent studies have shown regulatory role of exosomes, secreted by tumor cells in the process of angiogenesis. These exosomes are capable of carrying nucleic acids, proteins etc. as their cargo. Under the light of these facts and considering the presence of miRNAs, the non-coding RNAs capable of regulating target gene expression, as one of the major cargos in the exosomes, we investigated, whether exosomes derived from normoxic and hypoxic tumor cell colonies exhibit difference in levels of miR-23∼27∼24 cluster members and if so, to check the significance of their horizontall transfer on the process of angiogenesis...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927933/azopolymer-photopatterning-for-directional-control-of-angiogenesis
#2
Chiara Fedele, Maria De Gregorio, Paolo A Netti, Silvia Cavalli, Chiara Attanasio
Understanding cellular behavior in response to microenvironmental stimuli is central to tissue engineering. An increasing number of reports emphasize the high sensitivity of cells to the physical characteristics of the surrounding milieu and in particular, topographical cues. In this work, we investigated the influence of dynamic topographic signal presentation on sprout formation and the possibility to obtain a space-time control over sprouting directionality without growth factors, in order to investigate the contribution of just topography in the angiogenic process...
September 16, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927593/anti-inflammatory-and-anti-angiogenic-activities-of-a-purified-polysaccharide-from-flesh-of-cipangopaludina-chinensis
#3
Qingping Xiong, Hairong Hao, Lian He, Yi Jing, Tingting Xu, Jing Chen, Haijiang Zhang, Tao Hu, Qianghua Zhang, Xue Yang, Jun Yuan, Yu Huang
The purpose of this paper was to investigate the anti-inflammatory and anti-angiogenic activities of a purified polysaccharide (CCPSn) from flesh of Cipangopaludina chinensis in lipopolysaccharide (LPS) activated RAW264.7 macrophages and human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs), respectively. Anti-inflammatory results showed that CCPSn not only greatly decreased the pro-/anti-inflammatory cytokine secretion ratios, including TNF-α/IL-10, IL-6/IL-10 and IL-1β/IL-10, but also reduced release levels of nitric oxide (NO) and prostaglandin E2 (PGE2), and suppressed expressions of cyclooxygenase2 (COX2) and inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS)...
November 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927587/ph-responsive-carboxymethyl-chitosan-derived-micelles-as-apatinib-carriers-for-effective-anti-angiogenesis-activity-preparation-and-in-vitro-evaluation
#4
Yixing Dai, Shuo Wang, Weibin Shi, Meidong Lang
In this study, carboxymethyl chitosan-graft-poly-(ε-caprolactone) copolymers (CMCS-g-PCL) were synthesized and used to encapsulate apatinib to prepare apatinib-loaded CMCS-g-PCL (CPA) micelles. CPA micelles' sizes were 100-150nm at pH 7.4 while aggregated to 300-350nm at pH 6.4, and the release rate at pH 6.4 was faster than pH 7.4, indicating CPA micelles have a pH-responsive activity. Furthermore, the release rate decreased with an increased grafting ratio of CMCS-g-PCL, which was shown by the results of release experiments from CPA-2 to CPA-10 micelles...
November 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923401/pharmacological-blockade-of-cholesterol-trafficking-by-cepharanthine-in-endothelial-cells-suppresses-angiogenesis-and-tumor-growth
#5
Junfang Lyu, Eun Ju Yang, Sarah A Head, Nana Ai, Baoyuan Zhang, Changjie Wu, Ruo-Jing Li, Yifan Liu, Chen Yang, Yongjun Dang, Ho Jeong Kwon, Wei Ge, Jun O Liu, Joong Sup Shim
Cholesterol is an important modulator of membrane protein function and signaling in endothelial cells, thus making it an emerging target for anti-angiogenic agents. In this study, we employed a phenotypic screen that detects intracellular cholesterol distribution in endothelial cells (HUVEC) and identified 13 existing drugs as cholesterol trafficking inhibitors. Cepharanthine, an approved drug for anti-inflammatory and cancer management use, was amongst the candidates, which was selected for in-depth mechanistic studies to link cholesterol trafficking and angiogenesis...
September 15, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923397/the-two-novel-dll4-targeting-antibody-drug-conjugates-mvm03-and-mgd03-show-potent-anti-tumour-activity-in-breast-cancer-xenograft-models
#6
Shijing Wang, Rihong Zhou, Fumou Sun, Renjie Li, Min Wang, Min Wu
The anti-human Delta-like 4 (DLL4) monoclonal antibody MMGZ01 has a high affinity to hrDLL4 and arrests the DLL4-mediated human umbilical vein endothelial cell (HUVEC) phenotype, promotes immature vessels, and effectively reduces breast cancer cell growth in vivo. To develop a much more effective therapy, we conjugated MMGZ01 with two small-molecule cytotoxic agents, i.e., monomethyl auristatin E (MMAE) and doxorubicin (DOX), with different linkers to generate antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs), i.e., MMGZ01-vc-MMAE (named MvM03) and MMGZ01-GMBS-DOX (named MGD03), that are more potent therapeutic agents than naked antibody therapeutic agents...
September 15, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923269/dpp-4-inhibition-protects-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells-from-hypoxia-induced-vascular-barrier-impairment
#7
Naoko Hashimoto, Kento Ikuma, Yui Konno, Masanori Hirose, Hiroyuki Tadokoro, Hiroshi Hasegawa, Yoshio Kobayashi, Hiroyuki Takano
Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors are relatively new class of anti-diabetic drugs. Some protective effects of DPP-4 on cardiovascular disease have been described independently from glucose-lowering effect. However, the detailed mechanisms by which DPP-4 inhibitors exert on endothelial cells remain elusive. The purpose of this research was to determine the effects of DPP-4 inhibitor on endothelial barrier function. Human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) were cultured and exposed to hypoxia in the presence or absence of Diprotin A, a DPP-4 inhibitor...
August 26, 2017: Journal of Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920077/mimicking-the-bioactivity-of-fibroblast-growth-factor-2-using-supramolecular-nanoribbons
#8
Charles M Rubert Pérez, Zaida Álvarez, Feng Chen, Taner Aytun, Samuel I Stupp
Fibroblast growth factor (FGF-2) is a multifunctional growth factor that has pleiotropic effects in different tissues and organs. In particular, FGF-2 has a special role in angiogenesis, an important process in development, wound healing, cell survival, and differentiation. Therefore, incorporating biological agents like FGF-2 within therapeutic biomaterials is a potential strategy to create angiogenic bioactivity for the repair of damaged tissue caused by trauma or complications that arise from age and/or disease...
September 11, 2017: ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919413/apolipoprotein-a-i-attenuates-ll-37-induced-endothelial-cell-cytotoxicity
#9
Daniel Svensson, Jens O Lagerstedt, Bengt-Olof Nilsson, Rita Del Giudice
The human cathelicidin peptide LL-37 has antimicrobial and anti-biofilm functions, but LL-37 may also damage the host by triggering inflammation and exerting a cytotoxic effect, thereby reducing host cell viability. Human plasma mitigates LL-37-induced host cell cytotoxicity but the underlying mechanisms are not completely understood. Apolipoprotein A-I (ApoA-I) is a plasma protein endowed with atheroprotective effects. Here, we investigate the interaction between ApoA-I and LL-37 by biochemical techniques, and furthermore assess if ApoA-I protects against LL-37-evoked cytotoxicity in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC)...
September 15, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916483/recombinant-humanized-anti-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-monoclonal-antibody-efficiently-suppresses-laser-induced-choroidal-neovascularization-in-rhesus-monkeys
#10
Wan-Wan Ji, Dong-An Yu, Peng Yang, Peng Fang, Yu-Xia Cao, Hu Li, Ning Xie, Shou-Sheng Yan
Neovascular age-related macular degeneration, characterized by abnormal choroidal neovascularization (CNV), is a major cause of blindness worldwide. Anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) antibodies have demonstrated significant efficacy in improving visual acuity. TMAB001 is a new recombinant humanized rabbit anti-VEGF monoclonal antibody. It presents high activities in vitro studies. In the binding affinity assay, TMAB001 exhibited a high binding capability to VEGF with an affinity constant of 10(-11)M...
September 12, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916474/nox4-regulates-the-enos-uncoupling-process-in-aging-endothelial-cells
#11
Hwa-Young Lee, Hyung-Ryong Kim, Han-Jung Chae
ROS and its associated signaling contribute to vascular aging-associated endothelial disturbance. Since the non-effective endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) coupling status is related to vascular aging-related phenotypes, eNOS coupled/uncoupled system signaling was studied in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC). Nitric oxide (NO) and eNOS Ser1177 were significantly decreased, whereas O2(-) (superoxide anion radical) increased with passage number. In aging cells, NADPH oxidase 4 (Nox4), one of the main superoxide generating enzymes, and its associated protein disulfide isomerase (PDI) chaperone were highly activated, and the resultant ER redox imbalance leads to disturbance of protein folding capability, namely endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress, ultimately inducing dissociation between HSP90 and IRE-1α or PERK, decreasing HSP90 stability and dissociating the binding of eNOS from the HSP90 and leading to eNOS uncoupling...
September 12, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915590/combination-of-desi2-and-ip10-gene-therapy-significantly-improves-therapeutic-efficacy-against-murine-carcinoma
#12
Chao Lin, HuaYing Yan, Jun Yang, Lei Li, Mei Tang, Xinyu Zhao, Chunlai Nie, Na Luo, Yuquan Wei, Zhu Yuan
DESI2 (also known as PNAS-4) is a novel pro-apoptotic gene activated during the early response to DNA damage. We previously reported that overexpression of DESI2 induces S phase arrest and apoptosis by activating checkpoint kinases. The present study was designed to test whether combination of DESI2 and IP10 could improve the therapy efficacy in vitro and in vivo. The recombinant plasmid co-expressing DESI2 and IP10 was encapsulated with DOTAP/Cholesterol nanoparticle. Immunocompetent mice bearing CT26 colon carcinoma and LL2 lung cancer were treated with the complex...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912066/the-camp-effectors-pka-and-epac-activate-endothelial-no-synthase-through-pi3k-akt-pathway-in-human-endothelial-cells
#13
Verónica García-Morales, María Luaces-Regueira, Manuel Campos-Toimil
3',5'-cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) exerts an endothelium-dependent vasorelaxant action by stimulating endothelial NO synthase (eNOS) activity, and the subsequent NO release, through cAMP protein kinase (PKA) and exchange protein directly activated by cAMP (Epac) activation in endothelial cells. We have here investigated the mechanism by which the cAMP-Epac/PKA pathway activates eNOS. cAMP-elevating agents (forskolin and dibutyryl-cAMP) and the joint activation of PKA (6-Bnz-cAMP) and Epac (8-pCPT-2'-O-Me-cAMP) increased cytoplasmic Ca(2+) concentration ([Ca(2+)]c) in ≤ 30% of fura-2-loaded isolated human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC)...
September 11, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911139/preeclampsia-downregulates-micrornas-in-fetal-endothelial-cells-roles-of-mir-29a-c-3p-in-endothelial-function
#14
Chi Zhou, Qing-Yun Zou, Hua Li, Rui-Fang Wang, Ai-Xia Liu, Ronald R Magness, Jing Zheng
Context: Preeclampsia is a leading cause of fetal and maternal morbidity and mortality during pregnancy. Although the etiology of preeclampsia is unknown, preeclampsia offspring have increased risks of developing cardiovascular disorders in adulthood, implicating that preeclampsia programs fetal vasculature in utero. Objective: We hypothesize that preeclampsia alters expression profiles of endothelial microRNAs (miRNAs) in fetal endothelial cells and disturbs the vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGFA)- and fibroblast growth factor 2 (FGF2)-induced endothelial function...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905243/3d-endothelial-cell-spheroid-human-vitreous-humor-assay-for-the-characterization-of-anti-angiogenic-inhibitors-for-the-treatment-of-proliferative-diabetic-retinopathy
#15
Sara Rezzola, Imtiaz M Nawaz, Anna Cancarini, Cosetta Ravelli, Stefano Calza, Francesco Semeraro, Marco Presta
Proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) represents a main cause of acquired blindness. Despite the recognition of the key role exerted by vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in the pathogenesis of PDR, limitations to anti-VEGF therapies do exist. Thus, rapid and cost-effective angiogenesis assays are crucial for the screening of anti-angiogenic drug candidates for PDR therapy. In this context, evaluation of the angiogenic potential of PDR vitreous fluid may represent a valuable tool for preclinical assessment of angiostatic molecules...
September 13, 2017: Angiogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904873/a-calpain-inhibitor-protects-against-fractalkine-production-in-lipopolysaccharide-treated-endothelial-cells
#16
Jaewoong Jang, Yoosik Yoon, Dong-Jin Oh
BACKGROUND: Fractalkine (CX3CL1) is a chemokine with a unique CX3C motif and is produced by endothelial cells stimulated with lipopolysaccharide (LPS), tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α, interleukin (IL)-1, and interferon-γ. There have been several reports that the caspase/calpain system is activated in endotoxemia, which leads to cellular apoptosis and acute inflammatory processes. We aimed to determine the role of the caspase/calpain system in cell viability and regulation of fractalkine production in LPS-treated endothelial cells...
September 2017: Kidney Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903783/the-purification-of-reduced-%C3%AE-2-glycoprotein-i-showed-its-native-activity-in-vitro
#17
Saijun Zhou, Ming Lu, Jiantong Zhao, Shuaihui Liu, Xin Li, Rui Zhang, Hongyan Liu, Pei Yu
BACKGROUND: New evidence has shown that reduced β2-glycoprotein I (β2GPI) has anti-oxidative stress and anti-inflammatory activity. However, the details are still poorly understood. This study aims to prepare stable reduced β2GPI with its native bioactivity in vitro. METHODS: Human β2GPI was purified from plasma first with perchloric acid precipitation and then purified with a series of chromatography methods including Sephadex G-25 desalting, SP HP, AF-heparin HC-650 M, and Sephacryl S-200...
September 13, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901742/surface-modification-of-polydimethylsiloxane-with-polydopamine-and-hyaluronic-acid-to-enhance-hemocompatibility-for-potential-applications-in-medical-implants-or-devices
#18
Peng Xue, Qian Li, Yuan Li, Lihong Sun, Lei Zhang, Zhigang Xu, Yuejun Kang
Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) has been widely utilized in microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and implantable devices. To improve the hemocompatibility of PDMS-based implant, a facile technique was developed by modifying PDMS with a hyaluronic acid (HA) and polydopamine (PDA) composite (HA/PDA). Under appropriate ratio of HA to PDA, platelet adhesion and activation was considerably reduced on modified PDMS substrates, indicating an enhanced hemocompatibility compared to native PDMS or those coated with HA or PDA solely...
September 13, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901689/prevascularization-of-3d-printed-bone-scaffolds-by-bioactive-hydrogels-and-cell-co-culture
#19
Mitchell A Kuss, Shaohua Wu, Ying Wang, Jason B Untrauer, Wenlong Li, Jung Yul Lim, Bin Duan
Vascularization is a fundamental prerequisite for large bone construct development and remains one of the main challenges of bone tissue engineering. Our current study presents the combination of 3D printing technique with a hydrogel-based prevascularization strategy to generate prevascularized bone constructs. Human adipose derived mesenchymal stem cells (ADMSC) and human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC) were encapsulated within our bioactive hydrogels, and the effects of culture conditions on in vitro vascularization were determined...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901519/salidroside-a-scavenger-of-ros-enhances-the-radioprotective-effect-of-ex-rad%C3%A2-via-a-p53-dependent-apoptotic-pathway
#20
Tian Feng, Libin Wang, Nan Zhou, Chang Liu, Jiahui Cui, Rangxin Wu, Juan Jing, Shengyong Zhang, Hui Chen, Siwang Wang
Salidroside (Sal), the predominant component of a Chinese medicinal herb, Rhodiola rosea L., has become an attractive bioagent due to its significant anti-radiation, antioxidant and immune adjustment effects. We explored the radioprotective effect of Sal to ascertain whether it could enhance the anti-radiation effect of ON 01210.Na (Ex-RAD®) in vivo and in vitro, and elucidate its underlying mechanism. Our data demonstrated that Sal inhibited radiation-induced apoptosis, scavenged reactive oxygen species (ROS), and decreased the DNA damage of human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs)...
September 6, 2017: Oncology Reports
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