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Erika Gucciardo, Sirpa Loukovaara, Ani Korhonen, Pauliina Repo, Beatriz Martins, Helena Vihinen, Eija Jokitalo, Kaisa Lehti
Proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) is a major diabetic microvascular complication characterized by pathological angiogenesis. Several retinopathy animal models have been developed to study the disease mechanisms and putative targets. However, knowledge on the human proliferative disease remains incomplete, relying on steady-state results from thin histological neovascular tissue sections and vitreous samples. New translational models are thus required to comprehensively understand the disease pathophysiology and develop improved therapeutic interventions...
March 13, 2018: Journal of Pathology
Ana Ortins-Pina, Mar Llamas-Velasco, Sara Turpin, Luís Soares-de-Almeida, Paulo Filipe, Heinz Kutzner
BACKGROUND: Accurate distinction of epithelioid hemangioma (EH) from its malignant mimics is paramount but it remains challenging due to its wide morphological spectrum and lack of objective molecular markers. FOSB oncogenic activation was recently identified as a key event in endothelial proliferation. We sought to investigate the FOSB staining pattern in EH with angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia morphology (EH-AHLE) and to evaluate its value in differential diagnosis of epithelioid vascular tumors...
March 12, 2018: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
Yuming Wang, Lijun Li, Jun Fan, Yang Dai, Alan Jiang, Mei-Yu Geng, Jing Ai, Wenhu Duan
Fibroblast growth factor receptors (FGFR1-4) are promising therapeutic targets in many cancers. With the resurgence of interest in irreversible inhibitors, efforts have been directed to the discovery of irreversible FGFR inhibitors. Currently, several selective irreversible inhibitors are being evaluated in clinical trials that could covalently target a conserved cysteine in the P-loop of FGFR. In this article, we used a structure-guided approach that is rationalized by a computer-aided simulation to discover the novel and irreversible pan-FGFR inhibitor, 9g, which provided superior FGFR in vitro activities and decent selectivity over VEGFR2 (vascular endothelia growth factor receptor 2)...
March 9, 2018: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
Aaron K Korpal, Colin H Brown, Daryl O Schwenke
Elevated plasma levels of the hormone vasopressin have been implicated in the pathogenesis of some forms of hypertension. Hypothalamic paraventricular and supraoptic nuclei neurons regulate vasopressin secretion into the circulation. Vasopressin neuron activity is elevated by day 7 in the development of angiotensin II-dependent hypertension in Cyp1a1-Ren2 rats. While microglial activation and blood-brain barrier (BBB) breakdown contribute to the maintenance of well-established hypertension, it is not known whether these mechanisms contribute to the early onset of hypertension...
March 2, 2018: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
Cristina Clemente, Cristina Rius, Laura Alonso-Herranz, Mara Martín-Alonso, Ángela Pollán, Emilio Camafeita, Fernando Martínez, Rubén A Mota, Vanessa Núñez, Cristina Rodríguez, Motoharu Seiki, José Martínez-González, Vicente Andrés, Mercedes Ricote, Alicia G Arroyo
Matrix metalloproteinases are involved in vascular remodeling. Little is known about their immune regulatory role in atherosclerosis. Here we show that mice deficient for MT4-MMP have increased adherence of macrophages to inflamed peritonea, and larger lipid deposits and macrophage burden in atherosclerotic plaques. We also demonstrate that MT4-MMP deficiency results in higher numbers of patrolling monocytes crawling and adhered to inflamed endothelia, and the accumulation of Mafb+ apoptosis inhibitor of macrophage (AIM)+ macrophages at incipient atherosclerotic lesions in mice...
March 2, 2018: Nature Communications
Ali Afshar-Oromieh, Lars Peter Sattler, Katja Steiger, Tim Holland-Letz, Marcelo Livorsi da Cunha, Walter Mier, Oliver Neels, Klaus Kopka, Wilko Weichert, Uwe Haberkorn
PURPOSE: Since the introduction of68 Ga-PSMA-11 PET/CT for imaging prostate cancer (PC) we have frequently observed mediastinal lymph nodes (LN) showing tracer uptake despite being classified as benign. The aim of this evaluation was to further analyze such LN. METHODS: Two patient groups with biphasic68 Ga-PSMA-11 PET/CT at 1 h and 3 h p.i. were included in this retrospective evaluation. Group A (n = 38) included patients without LN metastases, and group B (n = 43) patients with LN metastases of PC...
March 1, 2018: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
Yuri Tolkach, Heidrun Gevensleben, Ralph Bundschuh, Aydan Koyun, Daniela Huber, Christina Kehrer, Thomas Hecking, Mignon-Denise Keyver-Paik, Christina Kaiser, Hojjat Ahmadzadehfar, Markus Essler, Walther Kuhn, Glen Kristiansen
PURPOSE: Prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA), a protein product of the folate hydrolase 1 (FOLH1) gene, is gaining increasing acceptance as a target for positron emission tomography/computer tomography (PET/CT) imaging in patients with several cancer types, including breast cancer. So far, PSMA expression in breast cancer endothelia has not been sufficiently characterized. METHODS: This study comprised 315 cases of invasive carcinoma of no special type (NST) and lobular breast cancer (median follow-up time 9...
February 17, 2018: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
Rune M Pedersen, Rasmus B Grønnemose, Kristian Stærk, Cecilie A Asferg, Thea B Andersen, Hans J Kolmos, Jakob Møller-Jensen, Thomas E Andersen
Most bacterial infections initiate at the mucosal epithelium lining the gastrointestinal, respiratory, and urogenital tracts. At these sites, bacterial pathogens must adhere and increase in numbers to effectively breach the outer barrier and invade the host. If the bacterium succeeds in reaching the bloodstream, effective dissemination again requires that bacteria in the blood, reestablish contact to distant endothelium sites and form secondary site foci. The infectious potential of bacteria is therefore closely linked to their ability to adhere to, colonize, and invade epithelial and endothelial surfaces...
2018: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
Leslie S Gewin
Tubulointerstitial fibrosis (TIF) is the hallmark of chronic kidney disease and best predictor of renal survival. Many different cell types contribute to TIF progression including tubular epithelial cells, myofibroblasts, endothelia, and inflammatory cells. Previously, most of the attention has centered on myofibroblasts given their central importance in extracellular matrix production. However, emerging data focuses on how the response of the proximal tubule, a specialized epithelial segment vulnerable to injury, plays a central role in TIF progression...
February 6, 2018: Matrix Biology: Journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology
Juan-Li Duan, Bai Ruan, Xian-Chun Yan, Liang Liang, Ping Song, Zi-Yan Yang, Yuan Liu, Ke-Feng Dou, Hua Han, Lin Wang
Liver sinusoidal endothelial cells (LSECs) critically regulate liver homeostasis and diseases through angiocrine factors. Notch is critical in endothelial cells (ECs). In the current study, Notch signaling was activated by inducible EC-specific expression of the Notch intracellular domain (NIC). We found that endothelial Notch activation damaged liver homeostasis. Notch activation resulted in decreased fenestration and increased basement membrane, and a gene expression profile with decreased LSEC-associated genes and increased continuous EC-associated genes, suggesting LSEC dedifferentiation...
February 8, 2018: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
Guo-Xia Zhang, Ying-Ying Zhang, Xiao-Xu Zhang, Peng-Qian Wang, Jun Liu, Qiong Liu, Zhong Wang
Danshen (Salvia miltiorrhiza) preparations such as Danhong injection, Danshen injection, Salvianolate injection, compound Danshen injection and Sodium Tanshinone IIA Sulfonate (STS) injection are widely used in China to treat stable angina (angina pectoris) caused by coronary heart disease. In this study we compared the network pharmacological mechanisms of the 5 Danshen preparations. Following a literature search performed in PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) database, China Biology Medicine (CBM) database, China Conference Paper Database, Wanfang Database, VIP Database and Conference Proceedings Citation Index (through January 2015), 444 randomized controlled trial publications detailing the use of the 5 Danshen-based injections for treating stable angina were identified, and their combined data were analyzed using a network meta-analysis...
February 8, 2018: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
Xiaohui Zhang, Dong Sun, Jeon W Song, Joseph Zullo, Mark Lipphardt, Leona Coneh-Gould, Michael S Goligorsky
Dysfunctional endothelial cells are an essential contributor to the progression of diverse chronic cardiovascular, renal, and metabolic diseases. It manifests in impairment of nitric oxide-dependent vasorelaxation, vascular permeability, and leukocytes deterrent. While endothelial glycocalyx is known to regulate these functions, glycocalyx has been shown to be impaired in pathologic settings leading to endothelial dysfunction. Are these findings coincidental or are they indicative of a potential cooperation of the glycocalyx and the endothelium in inducing a dysfunctional phenotype? The main thrust of this overview is to advance a hypothesis on the existence of vicious circle relations between impaired endothelial glycocalyx and endothelial cell dysfunction...
January 31, 2018: Matrix Biology: Journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology
Qing Ling, Tao Wang, Xiao Yu, Shao-Gang Wang, Zhang-Qun Ye, Ji-Hong Liu, Sen-Wu Yang, Xiong-Bo Zhu, Jin Yu
We constructed a UC-VEGF-SMC three dimensional (3D) scaffold to explore its effect on blood vessel regeneration and bladder repair function in a rabbit model with bladder injury. Rabbit adipose tissue-derived stem cells (ADSCs) were cultured to construct pluripotent stem cell systems that can be induced to differentiate into urothelial cells (UCs) and smooth muscle cells (SMCs). Reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), immunofluorescence, MTT assay and HE staining were used in our study...
March 2017: Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology
Joon W Shim, Joseph R Madsen
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is a potent growth factor playing diverse roles in vasculogenesis and angiogenesis. In the brain, VEGF mediates angiogenesis, neural migration and neuroprotection. As a permeability factor, excessive VEGF disrupts intracellular barriers, increases leakage of the choroid plexus endothelia, evokes edema, and activates the inflammatory pathway. Recently, we discovered that a heparin binding epidermal growth factor like growth factor (HB-EGF)-a class of EGF receptor (EGFR) family ligands-contributes to the development of hydrocephalus with subarachnoid hemorrhage through activation of VEGF signaling...
January 17, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Neil Dah, Bellamy Co, M Smith, H Haga, Y Zen, M Sebagh, K Ruppert, J Lunz, S G Hübscher, A J Demetris
Discussion of liver antibody mediated rejection during the 2011, 2013 and 2015 Banff liver sessions raised concerns over reliability of complement fragment 4d (C4d) staining, precipitating a global survey followed by a tissue microarray staining quality assessment study among centers on formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue. Tissue microarray sections containing tissue plugs of resected native and allograft (with acute antibody mediated rejection) liver, heart and kidney (n=33 total cores) were sent to 31 centers for C4d staining using local method (s) and pathologist scoring...
December 26, 2017: Human Pathology
Mugurel Constantin Rusu, Aliona Rașcu, Mihai Dragomir Stoenescu
Periodontal tissue remnants of odontogenesis constitute the dental follicle (DF) which is actually considered a stem niche in adults. However, potentialities of local endothelia within this niche seem overlooked. We thus aimed at testing the endothelial cells expression of c-kit, the progenitor cells marker, and CD68, commonly regarded as a monocyte/macrophage marker, in human DFs. We performed an immunohistochemical study using these two markers which were applied on samples collected from ten adult patients...
December 13, 2017: Folia Morphologica (Warsz)
Jalal A Khan, Robert G Maki, Vinod Ravi
Angiosarcoma, epithelioid hemangioendothelioma, and Kaposi sarcoma are classified according to the line of differentiation that these neoplastic cells most closely resemble: the endothelial cell. Although these malignant vascular sarcomas demonstrate immunohistochemical and ultrastructural features typical of this lineage, they vary dramatically in presentation and behavior, reflecting oncologic mechanisms unique to each. Antineoplastic therapies offer significant benefit, but because of the rarity of these cancers, novel therapies are slow to develop, and treatment options for these cancers remain limited...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
Juan Wang, Jieping Zhang, Xin Chen, Yiting Yang, Fang Wang, Weiye Li, Maihemuti Awuti, Yaping Sun, Chunpin Lian, Zongyi Li, Min Wang, Jing-Ying Xu, Caixia Jin, Haibin Tian, Furong Gao, Jingfa Zhang, Debasish Sinha, Lixia Lu, Guo-Tong Xu
miRs play critical roles in oxidative stress-related retinopathy pathogenesis. miR-365 was identified in a previously constructed library from glyoxal-treated rat Müller cell. This report explores epigenetic alterations in Müller cells under oxidative stress to develop a novel therapeutic strategy. To examine the miR-365 expression pattern, in situ hybridization and quantitative RT-PCR were performed. Bioinformatical analysis and dual luciferase report assay were applied to identify and confirm target genes...
March 2018: Experimental Eye Research
Xiaoshuang Zhu, Xiaonan Guo, Dakan Liu, Yubin Gong, Jin Sun, Changxian Dong
Infantile hemangioma (IH) is a benign pediatric tumor, and rapid growth of IH can result in serious morbidity and even mortality. Only one drug Hemangeol™ (propranolol hydrochloride oral solution) has been approved for the treatment of IH, whereas patients suffer from its adverse effects and high frequency of administration. We have used urea, an organic compound and a normal body metabolite, in the treatment of IH for 20 years, and demonstrated that urea is an effective and well-tolerated treatment for IH...
January 2018: Oncology Reports
Soo Jung Lee, Soonhyung Kwon, John R Gatti, Ejona Korcari, Ty E Gresser, Princess C Felix, Simon G Keep, Kevin C Pasquale, Tongxu Bai, Sabrina A Blanchett-Anderson, Nancy W Wu, Charissa Obeng-Nyarko, Kossi M Senagbe, Kathy C Young, Snehaa Maripudi, Bharath C Yalavarthi, Dajana Korcari, Andre Y Liu, Benjamin C Schaffler, Richard F Keep, Michael M Wang
The human cerebrovascular system is responsible for regulating demand-dependent perfusion and maintaining the blood-brain barrier (BBB). In addition, defects in the human cerebrovasculature lead to stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage, vascular malformations, and vascular cognitive impairment. The objective of this study was to discover new proteins of the human cerebrovascular system using expression data from the Human Protein Atlas, a large-scale project which allows public access to immunohistochemical analysis of human tissues...
2017: PloS One
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