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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296822/the-different-effects-of-vegfa121-and-vegfa165-on-regulating-angiogenesis-depend-on-phosphorylation-sites-of-vegfr2
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Wang Shiying, Sun Boyun, Yuan Jianye, Zhang Wanjun, Tao Ping, Lin Jiang, Hu Hongyi
The effects of VEGFA isoforms on the vascular permeability and structure are still unclear. In this study, we found that VEGFA121 and VEGFA165, 2 isoforms of VEGFA, exerted the opposing effects of antiangiogenesis and proangiogenesis on regulating vascular endothelia cells proliferation and tube formation. The 2 isoforms affected the protein expression of Ras-related protein 1-GTPase-activating protein 1 (Rap1GAP) and thrombospondin 1, 2 important signal molecules of Rap1GAP/thrombospondin 1 signal pathway in primary human umbilical vein endothelial cells by regulating 2 different phosphorylating sites of VEGFR2, Tyr(1175) and Tyr(1214)...
April 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288111/gpr124-is-essential-for-blood-brain-barrier-integrity-in-central-nervous-system-disease
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Junlei Chang, Michael R Mancuso, Carolina Maier, Xibin Liang, Kanako Yuki, Lu Yang, Jeffrey W Kwong, Jing Wang, Varsha Rao, Mario Vallon, Cynthia Kosinski, J J Haijing Zhang, Amanda T Mah, Lijun Xu, Le Li, Sharareh Gholamin, Teresa F Reyes, Rui Li, Frank Kuhnert, Xiaoyuan Han, Jenny Yuan, Shin-Heng Chiou, Ari D Brettman, Lauren Daly, David C Corney, Samuel H Cheshier, Linda D Shortliffe, Xiwei Wu, Michael Snyder, Pak Chan, Rona G Giffard, Howard Y Chang, Katrin Andreasson, Calvin J Kuo
Although blood-brain barrier (BBB) compromise is central to the etiology of diverse central nervous system (CNS) disorders, endothelial receptor proteins that control BBB function are poorly defined. The endothelial G-protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) Gpr124 has been reported to be required for normal forebrain angiogenesis and BBB function in mouse embryos, but the role of this receptor in adult animals is unknown. Here Gpr124 conditional knockout (CKO) in the endothelia of adult mice did not affect homeostatic BBB integrity, but resulted in BBB disruption and microvascular hemorrhage in mouse models of both ischemic stroke and glioblastoma, accompanied by reduced cerebrovascular canonical Wnt-β-catenin signaling...
March 13, 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287163/immunofluorescence-identifies-distinct-subsets-of-endothelial-cells-in-the-human-liver
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Otto Strauss, Anthony Phillips, Katya Ruggiero, Adam Bartlett, P Rod Dunbar
As well as systemic vascular endothelial cells, the liver has specialised sinusoidal endothelial cells (LSEC). LSEC dysfunction has been documented in many diseased states yet their phenotype in normal human liver has not been comprehensively assessed. Our aim was to improve characterisation of subsets of endothelial cells and associated pericytes in the human liver. Immunofluorescence microscopy was performed on normal human liver tissue samples to assess endothelial and structural proteins in a minimum of three donors...
March 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242004/expression-of-toll-like-receptors-2-4-and-6-in-different-cell-populations-of-the-equine-endometrium
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Sandra Schöniger, Hilke Gräfe, Heinz-Adolf Schoon
Subfertility in mares is mainly caused by endometrial diseases. Alterations of Toll-like receptors (TLRs) are associated with endometrial disorders in women. This study investigated TLRs 2, 4 and 6 in the equine endometrium. Endometria of 21 mares were examined by histology, PCR and immunohistochemistry. Tissues from 2 mares were considered normal. The remaining showed endometritis, endometrosis and/or angiosclerosis. TLRs 2, 4 and 6 were expressed as transcripts and proteins in all endometria. Immunohistochemistry detected TLRs 2, 4 and 6 in mast cells, luminal and glandular epithelial cells, stromal cells, endothelia, vascular smooth muscle and/or inflammatory cells...
March 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220498/the-role-of-apical-cell-cell-junctions-and-associated-cytoskeleton-in-mechanotransduction
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Sophie Sluysmans, Ekaterina Vasileva, Domenica Spadaro, Jimit Shah, Florian Rouaud, Sandra Citi
Tissues of multicellular organisms are characterized by several types of specialized cell-cell junctions. In vertebrate epithelia and endothelia, tight and adherens junctions play critical roles in barrier and adhesion functions, and are connected to the actin and microtubule cytoskeletons. The interaction between junctions and the cytoskeleton is crucial for tissue development and physiology, and is involved in the molecular mechanisms governing cell shape, motility, growth and signaling. The machineries which functionally connect tight and adherens junctions to the cytoskeleton comprise proteins which either bind directly to cytoskeletal filaments, or function as adaptors for regulators of the assembly and function of the cytoskeleton...
February 21, 2017: Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179107/pro-inflammatory-immune-to-brain-signaling-is-involved-in-neuroendocrine-responses-to-acute-emotional-stress
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Jordi Serrats, Jan-Sebastian Grigoleit, Elena Alvarez-Salas, Paul E Sawchenko
Activation of the hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis by inflammatory stressors (e.g., bacterial lipopolysaccharide) is thought to involve vascular transduction of circulating cytokines, with perivascular macrophages (PVMs) along with endothelia, effecting activation of HPA control circuitry via inducible (cyclooxygenase-2- or COX-2- dependent) prostaglandin synthesis. To test the stressor-specificity of this mechanism, we examined whether ablation of PVMs or pharmacologic blockade of COX activity affected HPA responses to a representative emotional stressor, restraint...
February 4, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125639/nfatc3-and-vip-in-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-and-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Anthony M Szema, Edward Forsyth, Benjamin Ying, Sayyed A Hamidi, John J Chen, Sonya Hwang, Jonathan C Li, Debra Sabatini Dwyer, Juan M Ramiro-Diaz, Wieslawa Giermakowska, Laura V Gonzalez Bosc
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are both debilitating lung diseases which can lead to hypoxemia and pulmonary hypertension (PH). Nuclear Factor of Activated T-cells (NFAT) is a transcription factor implicated in the etiology of vascular remodeling in hypoxic PH. We have previously shown that mice lacking the ability to generate Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide (VIP) develop spontaneous PH, pulmonary arterial remodeling and lung inflammation. Inhibition of NFAT attenuated PH in these mice suggesting a connection between NFAT and VIP...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112272/endothelia-targeting-protection-by-escin-in-decompression-sickness-rats
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Kun Zhang, Zhongxin Jiang, Xiaowei Ning, Xuhua Yu, Jiajun Xu, Peter Buzzacott, Weigang Xu
Endothelial dysfunction is involved in the pathogenesis of decompression sickness (DCS) and contributes substantively to subsequent inflammatory responses. Escin, the main active compound in horse chestnut seed extract, is well known for its endothelial protection and anti-inflammatory properties. This study aimed to investigate the potential protection of escin against DCS in rats. Escin was administered orally to adult male rats for 7 d (1.8 mg/kg/day) before a simulated air dive. After decompression, signs of DCS were monitored, and blood and pulmonary tissue were sampled for the detection of endothelia related indices...
January 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100205/a-fast-and-effective-determination-of-the-biodistribution-and-subcellular-localization-of-fluorescent-immunoliposomes-in-freshly-excised-animal-organs
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Felista L Tansi, Ronny Rüger, Ansgar M Kollmeier, Claudia Böhm, Roland E Kontermann, Ulf K Teichgraeber, Alfred Fahr, Ingrid Hilger
BACKGROUND: Preclinical research implementing fluorescence-based approaches is inevitable for drug discovery and technology. For example, a variety of contrast agents developed for biomedical imaging are usually evaluated in cell systems and animal models based on their conjugation to fluorescent dyes. Biodistribution studies of excised organs are often performed by macroscopic imaging, whereas the subcellular localization though vital, is often neglected or further validated by histological procedures...
January 18, 2017: BMC Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094110/use-of-convalescent-plasma-in-ebola-virus-infection
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REVIEW
Olivier Garraud
The recent Ebola virus epidemics which threatened three West African countries (Dec.2014-Apr.2016) has urged global collaborative health organizations and countries to set up measures to stop the infection and to treat patients, near half of them being at risk of death. Convalescent plasma-recovered from rescued West Africans-was considered a feasible therapeutic option. Efficacy was difficult to evaluate because of numerous unknowns (especially evolution of neutralizing antibodies), prior to the cessation of active transmission...
February 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091584/enhancement-of-outflow-facility-in-the-murine-eye-by-targeting-selected-tight-junctions-of-schlemm-s-canal-endothelia
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Lawrence C S Tam, Ester Reina-Torres, Joseph M Sherwood, Paul S Cassidy, Darragh E Crosbie, Elke Lütjen-Drecoll, Cassandra Flügel-Koch, Kristin Perkumas, Marian M Humphries, Anna-Sophia Kiang, Jeffrey O'Callaghan, John J Callanan, A Thomas Read, C Ross Ethier, Colm O'Brien, Matthew Lawrence, Matthew Campbell, W Daniel Stamer, Darryl R Overby, Pete Humphries
The juxtacanalicular connective tissue of the trabecular meshwork together with inner wall endothelium of Schlemm's canal (SC) provide the bulk of resistance to aqueous outflow from the anterior chamber. Endothelial cells lining SC elaborate tight junctions (TJs), down-regulation of which may widen paracellular spaces between cells, allowing greater fluid outflow. We observed significant increase in paracellular permeability following siRNA-mediated suppression of TJ transcripts, claudin-11, zonula-occludens-1 (ZO-1) and tricellulin in human SC endothelial monolayers...
January 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053598/regulation-of-the-hypoxic-tumor-environment-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-using-rna-interference
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REVIEW
Sung Hoon Choi, Jun Yong Park
OBJECTIVES: Hypoxia is the condition where tumor cells have been deprived of oxygen and has been shown to have a role of tumor development in the hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS: Using PubMed online database and Google scholar web site, the terms "angiogenesis", "apoptosis", "RNA interference" and/or "hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)" were searched and analyzed. RESULTS: The hypoxia inducible factors (HIFs) are transcriptional regulators that affect a homeostatic response to oxidative stress and have been identified as a key transcription activator of angiogenesis, survival, and metabolism...
2017: Cancer Cell International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047565/su-g-tep3-10-radiation-induces-prompt-live-cell-metabolic-fluxes
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D Campos, W Peeters, K Nickel, B Burkel, J Bussink, R Kimple, A van der Kogel, K Eliceiri, M Kissick
PURPOSE: To compare metabolic dynamics and HIF-1α expression following radiation between a cancerous cell line (UM-SCC-22B) and a normal, immortalized cell line, NOK (Normal Oral Keratinocyte). HIF-1 is a key factor in metabolism and radiosensitivity. A better understanding of how radiation affects the interplay of metabolism and HIF-1 might give a better understanding of the mechanisms responsible for radiosensitivity. METHODS: Changes in cellular metabolism in response to radiation are tracked by fluorescence lifetime of NADH...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017877/negative-regulation-of-hla-dr-expression-on-endothelial-cells-by-anti-blood-group-a-b-antibody-ligation-and-mtor-inhibition
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Kenta Iwasaki, Yuko Miwa, Kazuharu Uchida, Yasuhiro Kodera, Takaaki Kobayashi
Donor-specific antibody (DSA), particularly against HLA class II, is a major cause of chronic antibody-mediated rejection (CAMR) after transplantation, although ABO-incompatible kidney transplantation has recently demonstrated favorable graft outcomes. The condition of no injury even in the presence of anti-donor antibody has been referred to as "accommodation", which would be one of the key factors for successful long-term graft survival. The purpose of this study was to analyze the beneficial effect of anti-blood group A/B antibody ligation on endothelial cells against HLA-DR antibody-mediated, complement-dependent cytotoxicity (CDC)...
December 23, 2016: Transplant Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013216/diesel-exhaust-particles-contribute-to-endothelia-apoptosis-via-autophagy-pathway
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Jhih-Syuan Wang, Chia-Yi Tseng, Ming-Wei Chao
Epidemiological studies suggest that an increase of PM2.5 diesel exhaust particles (DEP) in ambient air corresponds to increased myocardial infarctions and atherosclerosis. When exposed to DEP, endothelial cells exhibit increases in oxidative stress and apoptosis, but the role of autophagy in this DEP-induced cell death remains unclear. Here, we suggest that acute DEP exposure produces intracellular ROS leading to induction of DEP internalization, endothelial dysfunction, and pro-inflammation in an in vitro HUVEC model...
December 24, 2016: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008606/derivation-of-marker-gene-signatures-from-human-skin-and-their-use-in-the-interpretation-of-the-transcriptional-changes-associated-with-dermatological-disorders
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Barbara B Shih, Ajit J Nirmal, Denis J Headon, Arne N Akbar, Neil A Mabbott, Tom C Freeman
Numerous studies have explored the altered transcriptional landscape associated with skin diseases to understand the nature of these disorders. However, data interpretation represents a significant challenge due to a lack of good maker sets for many of the specialized cell types that make up this tissue, whose composition may fundamentally alter during disease. Here we have sought to derive expression signatures that define the various cell types and structures that make up human skin, and demonstrate how they can be used to aid the interpretation of transcriptomic data derived from this organ...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997569/three-dimensional-arrangement-of-human-bone-marrow-microvessels-revealed-by-immunohistology-in-undecalcified-sections
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Birte S Steiniger, Vitus Stachniss, Verena Wilhelmi, Anja Seiler, Katrin Lampp, Andreas Neff, Michael Guthe, Oleg Lobachev
The arrangement of microvessels in human bone marrow is so far unknown. We combined monoclonal antibodies against CD34 and against CD141 to visualise all microvessel endothelia in 21 serial sections of about 1 cm2 size derived from a human iliac crest. The specimen was not decalcified and embedded in Technovit® 9100. In different regions of interest, the microvasculature was reconstructed in three dimensions using automatic methods. The three-dimensional models were subject to a rigid semiautomatic and manual quality control...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986387/an-observational-cross-sectional-study-on-the-corneal-endothelium-of-medium-term-rigid-gas-permeable-contact-lens-wearers
#18
Michael J Doughty
PURPOSE: To assess if polymegethism and pleomorphism were evident in corneal endothelium after medium-term rigid gas permeable (RGP) contact lens wear. METHODS: In a cross-sectional observational study over 12 years, single images of the central region of the corneal endothelium of one eye of 46 subjects were taken with a non-contact specular microscope, along with a measure of central corneal thickness (CCT). The images were printed onto A3-sized paper and 100 cells/image measured by planimetry...
December 13, 2016: Contact Lens & Anterior Eye: the Journal of the British Contact Lens Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960577/endothelial-cell-count-in-eye-bank-corneal-grafts-impact-of-death-cause-and-donor-diseases
#19
Filip Filev, Olaf J C Hellwinkel, Mau-Thek Eddy, Stephan J Linke, Birgit Wulff
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to analyze the impact of death causes and documented donor diseases on initial endothelial cell counts (after retrieval) and the development of corneal graft endothelia during organ culture. METHODS: The retrospective statistic analyses was conducted on a data set of 10,185 human corneas prepared at the Hamburg Eye Bank. RESULTS: Although we observed that death by gunshot trauma or alcoholism seems to be associated with marginally higher endothelium cell counts (independently from donor age), we could prove that only donor age is a relevant predictive parameter for the initial cell-density of the endothelium and its development in vitro...
December 14, 2016: Seminars in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27958302/structural-basis-for-human-pecam-1-mediated-trans-homophilic-cell-adhesion
#20
Menglong Hu, Hongmin Zhang, Qun Liu, Quan Hao
Cell adhesion involved in signal transduction, tissue integrity and pathogen infection is mainly mediated by cell adhesion molecules (CAM). One CAM member, platelet-endothelial-cell adhesion molecule-1 (PECAM-1), plays an important role in tight junction among endothelia cells, leukocyte trafficking, and immune response through its homophilic and heterophilic binding patterns. Both kinds of interactions, which lead to endogenous and exogenous signal transmission, are derived from extracellular immunoglobulin-like (IgL) domains and cytoplasmic immunoreceptor tyrosine-based inhibitory motifs (ITIMs) of PECAM-1...
December 13, 2016: Scientific Reports
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