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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914400/an-in-vivo-study-on-endothelialized-vascular-grafts-produced-by-autologous-biotubes-and-adipose-stem-cells-adscs
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Yu Chieh Tseng, Jun Neng Roan, Ying Chiang Ho, Chih Chan Lin, Ming Long Yeh
Currently, commercial synthetic vascular grafts made from Dacron and ePTFE for small-diameter, vascular applications (<6 mm) show limited reendothelization and are less compliant, often resulting in thrombosis and intimal hyperplasia. Although good blood compatibility can be achieved in autologous arteries and veins, the number of high quality harvest sites is limited, and the grafts are size-mismatched for use in the fistula or cardiovascular bypass surgery; thus, alternative small graft substitutes must be developed...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903186/maslinic-acid-inhibits-impairment-of-endothelial-functions-induced-by-high-glucose-in-haec-cells-through-improving-insulin-signaling-and-oxidative-stress
#2
Feng Li, Qingxian Li, Xianai Shi, Yanghao Guo
Impaired endothelial functions are closely associated with many chronic vascular-related diseases. Maslinic acid (MA), a natural pentacyclic triterpene compound, has received more and more attentions in recent years due to a variety of bioactivities. In the present study, we investigated the effect of MA on impaired endothelial functions in human aortic endothelial cells (HAEC) induced by high glucose treatment and discussed its possible mechanism. We showed that MA decreased the ROS level, inhibited the inflammatory cytokines expression, facilitated insulin-mediated IRS-1/PI3K/Akt/eNOS signaling and suppressed the cellular apoptosis ratio induced by high glucose...
September 9, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903183/inhibition-of-hemangioma-growth-using-polymer-lipid-hybrid-nanoparticles-for-delivery-of-rapamycin
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Haitao Li, Yunfei Teng, Jin Sun, Jianyong Liu
Although infantile hemangiomas is benign, its rapid growth may induce serious complications. However, only one drug Hemangeol™ has been approved by US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat infantile hemangiomas. Thus it is necessary to develop novel alternative drugs to treat infantile hemangiomas. Rapamycin is a well-know potent antiangiogenic agent, whereas the daily oral administration of rapamycin exerts undesired metabolic effects due to its inhibition of mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) which is critical in cell metabolism...
September 9, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902856/effect-of-vital-dyes-on-human-corneal-endothelium-and-elasticity-of-descemet-s-membrane
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Isabell P Weber, Mrinal Rana, Peter B M Thomas, Ivan B Dimov, Kristian Franze, Madhavan S Rajan
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of vital dyes on human Descemet's membranes (DMs) and endothelia. DMs of 25 human cadaveric corneas with research consent were treated with dyes routinely used in Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK), 0.05% Trypan blue (TB) or a combination of 0.15% Trypan blue, 0.025% Brilliant blue and 4% Polyethylene glycol (commercial name Membrane Blue Dual; MB). The effects of these two dyes on (i) endothelial cell viability, (ii) DM mechanical properties as assessed by atomic force microscopy, and iii) qualitative DM dye retention were tested for two varying exposure times (one or four minutes)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889229/melatonin-alleviates-inflammation-induced-apoptosis-in-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells-via-suppression-of-ca-2-xo-ros-drp1-mitochondrial-fission-axis-by-activation-of-ampk-serca2a-pathway
#5
Jiasen Cui, Zeng Li, Shunjiu Zhuang, Shaohong Qi, Li Li, Junwen Zhou, Wan Zhang, Yun Zhao
Endothelia inflammation damage is vital to the development and progression of chronic venous disease. In the present study, we explored the protective effect of melatonin on endothelia apoptosis induced by LPS, particularly focusing on the mitochondrial fission. We demonstrated that human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC) subjected to LPS for 12 h exhibited a higher apoptotic rate. However, melatonin (1-20 μM) treatment 12 h before LPS had the ability to protect HUVEC cell against LPS-mediated apoptosis in a dose-dependent manner...
September 9, 2017: Cell Stress & Chaperones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865028/drebrin-at-junctional-plaques
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Wiebke K Ludwig-Peitsch
Adhesion, segregation, and cellular plasticity are regulated by actin filaments anchored at the plaques of adherens junctions, sites of mechanical stabilization, and interfaces of multiple signaling networks. Drebrins were originally identified in neuronal cells, but the isoform drebrin E was also detected at adherens junctions of a wide range of non-neuronal cells, including polarized epithelia, endothelia, and fibroblasts. Here the protein is enriched at actin filament bundles associated with junctional plaques...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861806/rutaecarpine-inhibits-intimal-hyperplasia-in-a-balloon-injured-rat-artery-model
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Yang Xu, Xiu-Ping Chen, Feng Zhang, Hua-Hua Hou, Jing-Yi Zhang, Shu-Xian Lin, An-Sheng Sun
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect and potential mechanisms of rutaecarpine (Rut) in a rat artery balloon-injury model. METHODS: The intimal hyperplasia model was established by rubbing the endothelia with a balloon catheter in the common carotid artery (CCA) of rats. Fifty rats were randomly divided into fifive groups, ie. sham, model, Rut (25, 50 and 75 mg/kg) with 10 rats of each group. The rats were treated with or without Rut (25, 50, 75 mg/kg) by intragastric administration for 14 consecutive days following injury...
September 1, 2017: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861083/d-lactic-acid-induced-adhesion-of-bovine-neutrophils-onto-endothelial-cells-is-dependent-on-neutrophils-extracellular-traps-formation-and-cd11b-expression
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Pablo Alarcón, Carolina Manosalva, Ivan Conejeros, María D Carretta, Tamara Muñoz-Caro, Liliana M R Silva, Anja Taubert, Carlos Hermosilla, María A Hidalgo, Rafael A Burgos
Bovine ruminal acidosis is of economic importance as it contributes to reduced milk and meat production. This phenomenon is mainly attributed to an overload of highly fermentable carbohydrate, resulting in increased d(-) lactic acid levels in serum and plasma. Ruminal acidosis correlates with elevated acute phase proteins in blood, along with neutrophil activation and infiltration into various tissues leading to laminitis and aseptic polysynovitis. Previous studies in bovine neutrophils indicated that d(-) lactic acid decreased expression of L-selectin and increased expression of CD11b to concentrations higher than 6 mM, suggesting a potential role in neutrophil adhesion onto endothelia...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28825920/rabbit-model-of-corneal-endothelial-injury-established-using-the-nd-yag-laser
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Weijie Zhang, Yang Hu, Linna Lu, Yan Liu, Xiaodan Yang, Hao Sun, Jing Ruan, Junzhao Chen, Qinke Yao, Chenxi Yan, Ping Gu, Yao Fu, Chunyi Shao, Xianqun Fan
PURPOSE: To develop a new rabbit model of corneal endothelial injury using a neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Nd:YAG) laser. METHODS: The corneal endothelia of 2 groups of New Zealand white rabbits were treated with an Nd:YAG laser in a uniformly scattered fashion. Rabbits in group A underwent laser burns on the whole corneal endothelium, including the limbus area, whereas rabbits in group B were subjected to laser burns in the central 9-mm diameter zone of the endothelium...
October 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771710/brain-endothelial-cells-induce-astrocytic-expression-of-the-glutamate-transporter-glt-1-by-a-notch-dependent-mechanism
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Meredith L Lee, Zila Martinez-Lozada, Elizabeth N Krizman, Michael B Robinson
Neuron-secreted factors induce astrocytic expression of the glutamate transporter, GLT-1 (EAAT2). In addition to their elaborate anatomic relationships with neurons, astrocytes also have processes that extend to and envelop the vasculature. Although previous studies have demonstrated that brain endothelia contribute to astrocyte differentiation and maturation, the effects of brain endothelia on astrocytic expression of GLT-1 have not been examined. In the present study, we tested the hypothesis that endothelia induce expression of GLT-1 by co-culturing astrocytes from mice that utilize non-coding elements of the GLT-1 gene to control expression reporter proteins with the mouse endothelial cell line, bEND...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734140/deregulation-of-levels-of-angiopoietin-1-and-angiopoietin-2-is-associated-with-severe-courses-of-hantavirus-infection
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Christian Nusshag, Anja Osberghaus, Alexandra Baumann, Paul Schnitzler, Martin Zeier, Ellen Krautkrämer
BACKGROUND: Hantavirus disease is characterized by endothelial dysfunction. Angiopoietin-1 (Ang-1) and its antagonist angiopoietin-2 (Ang-2) play a key role in the control of capillary permeability. Ang-1 is responsible for maintenance of cell-to-cell contacts whereas Ang-2 destabilizes monolayers. An imbalance of Ang-1 and Ang-2 levels results in enhanced permeability and capillary leakage. OBJECTIVES: To analyze the involvement of angiopoietins in hantavirus-induced disruption of endothelia, we measured the levels of Ang-1 and Ang-2 in hantavirus infection...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733452/chronic-hypertension-increases-aortic-endothelial-hydraulic-conductivity-by-upregulating-endothelial-aquaporin-1-expres-sion
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Jimmy Deon Toussaint, Chirag Bharavi Raval, Tieuvi Nguyen, Hadi Fadaifard, Shripad Joshi, George Wolberg, Steven Quarfordt, Kung-Ming Jan, David S Rumschitzki
Numerous studies examine aquaporins' role in osmotic water transport in various systems but virtually none focus on aquaporins' role in hydrostatically-driven water transport involving mammalian cells save for our laboratory's recent study of aortic endothelial cells. Here we inves-tigate aquaporin-1 expression and function in the aortic endothelium in two high-renin rat mod-els of hypertension, the spontaneously hypertensive genetically altered Wystar-Kyoto rat variant and Sprague-Dawley rats made hypertensive by two kidney, one clip Goldblatt surgery...
July 21, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732308/ripk3-induces-mitochondrial-apoptosis-via-inhibition-of-fundc1-mitophagy-in-cardiac-ir-injury
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Hao Zhou, Pingjun Zhu, Jun Guo, Nan Hu, Shuyi Wang, Dandan Li, Shunying Hu, Jun Ren, Feng Cao, Yundai Chen
Ripk3-required necroptosis and mitochondria-mediated apoptosis are the predominant types of cell death that largely account for the development of cardiac ischemia reperfusion injury (IRI). Here, we explored the effect of Ripk3 on mitochondrial apoptosis. Compared with wild-type mice, the infarcted area in Ripk3-deficient (Ripk3(-/-)) mice had a relatively low abundance of apoptotic cells. Moreover, the loss of Ripk3 protected the mitochondria against IRI and inhibited caspase9 apoptotic pathways. These protective effects of Ripk3 deficiency were relied on mitophagy activation...
July 13, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731176/hypotonic-contrast-media-is-more-toxic-than-isotonic-contrast-media-on-endothelial-cells-in-vivo-and-in-vitro
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Lihui Ren, Ping Wang, Zuoyan Wang, Yong Liu, Shuzheng Lv
The aim of the current study was to investigate the cytotoxic effects of hypotonic (iopamidol) and isotonic (iodixanol) contract media (CMs) in vitro and in vivo. A total of 60 Wistar rats were included and were randomly divided into three groups (20 rats per group). Iodixanol (4 g iodine/kg), iopamidol (4 g iodine/kg) or equal volume of normal saline was injected via tail vein. HUVEC and H5V cell viability was determined by Cell Counting Kit‑8 agents. Western blotting was performed to detect ATP‑binding cassette subfamily G member 1 (ABCG1) expression...
October 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726551/extracellular-matrix-and-integrin-expression-profiles-in-fuchs-endothelial-corneal-dystrophy-cells-and-tissue-model
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Benjamin Goyer, Mathieu Thériault, Sébastien P Gendron, Isabelle Brunette, Patrick J Rochette, Stéphanie Proulx
Primary corneal endothelial cell cultures and 3D engineered tissue models were used to study the aberrant deposition of extracellular matrix (ECM) in a vision impairing pathology known as Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy (FECD). Corneal endothelial cells (CEC) were isolated from excised Descemet membranes of patients with end-stage FECD. CEC isolated from healthy corneas served as controls. Microarray gene profiling was performed on post-confluent cultures of healthy and FECD cells. Protein expression analyses were conducted on tissue models that were engineered by seeding an endothelium on previously devitalized human stromal carriers...
July 20, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715462/cell-specificity-dictates-similarities-in-gene-expression-in-multiple-sclerosis-parkinson-s-disease-and-alzheimer-s-disease
#16
Yuichiro Itoh, Rhonda R Voskuhl
Drug repurposing is an efficient approach in new treatment development since it leverages previous work from one disease to another. While multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson's disease (PD), and Alzheimer's disease (AD) are all neurodegenerative diseases of the central nervous system (CNS) and differ in many clinical and pathological aspects, it is possible that they may share some mechanistic features. We hypothesized that focusing on gene expression in a CNS cell type specific manner might uncover similarities between diseases that could be missed using whole tissue gene expression analyses...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688762/thioredoxin-attenuates-oxidized-low-density-lipoprotein-induced-oxidative-stress-in-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells-by-reducing-nadph-oxidase-activity
#17
Beidong Chen, Li Meng, Tao Shen, Huan Gong, Ruomei Qi, Yanyang Zhao, Jie Sun, Li Bao, Gexin Zhao
Oxidative stress is recognized as one of the most important contributing factors to the development of atherosclerosis. Oxidized low-density lipoprotein (ox-LDL) can induce vascular reactive oxygen species (ROS) production, trigger endothelial dysfunction and initiate the progression of atherosclerosis. Previous studies have demonstrated that thioredoxin-1 (Trx) is one of the key regulators of intracellular redox, which is pivotal in atherogenesis. However, the regulation mechanism is still unclear. In this study, we investigated the effects of Trx1 on NADPH oxidase in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs), whose ROS level is mainly produced by NADPH oxidase, especially Nox4 isoform...
September 2, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684207/regulation-of-the-immune-system-by-laminins
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Thomas Simon, Jonathan S Bromberg
Laminins are trimeric proteins that are major components of the basement membranes that separate endothelia and epithelia from the underlying tissue. Sixteen laminin isoforms have been described, each with distinct tissue expression patterns and functions. While laminins have a critical structural role, recent evidence also indicates that they also impact the migration and functions of immune cells. Laminins are differentially expressed upon immunity or tolerance and orientate the immune response. This review will summarize the structure of laminins, the modulation of their expression, and their interactions with the immune system...
July 3, 2017: Trends in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678446/mda-mb-231-and-8701bc-breast-cancer-lines-promote-the-migration-and-invasiveness-of-ecv304-cells-on-2d-and-3d-type-i-collagen-matrix
#19
S Saladino, M Salamone, G Ghersi
Tumor angiogenesis is a multiphasic process, having the extracellular matrix remodeling as critical step. Different classes of proteolytic enzymes in matrix digestion/remodeling are involved. The role of lytic enzymes and their activation mode have not been completely elucidated. Herein, the crosstalk between endothelia and tumor cells, by realization of bi- and three-dimensional endothelial and breast cancer cells co-cultures, were studied in vitro. Particularly, the effects of two tumor conditioned media (TCM) were assessed about endothelial proliferation, migration and invasiveness...
July 5, 2017: Cell Biology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671120/neurovascular-specifications-in%C3%A2-the%C3%A2-alzheimer-like-brain-of-mice-affected-by-focal-cerebral-ischemia-implications-for-future-therapies
#20
Dominik Michalski, Sarah Hofmann, Roman Pitsch, Jens Grosche, Wolfgang Härtig
Alzheimer's disease (AD), the most frequent type of dementia, is a prototypical neurodegenerative disease, but shares with stroke certain common risk factors. Consequently, how vascular pathology may modulate AD pathogenesis has gained scientific attention. Therefore, aside from typical features of AD (e.g., amyloid-β, tau hyperphosphorylation, and cholinergic dysfunction), changes within the 'neurovascular unit' (NVU) are of particular interest. This study focused on cholinergic, choline acetyltransferase (ChAT)-immunopositive, and tyrosine hydroxylase (TH)-containing neurons in association with the vasculature to explore the neurovascular complex of the AD brain affected by stroke...
2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
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