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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443032/kinetic-analysis-of-vasculogenesis-quantifies-dynamics-of-vasculogenesis-and-angiogenesis-in-vitro
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Kaela M Varberg, Seth Winfree, Kenneth W Dunn, Laura S Haneline
Vasculogenesis is a complex process by which endothelial stem and progenitor cells undergo de novo vessel formation. Quantitative assessment of vasculogenesis has become a central readout of endothelial progenitor cell functionality, and therefore, several attempts have been made to improve both in vitro and in vivo vasculogenesis models. However, standard methods are limited in scope, with static measurements failing to capture many aspects of this highly dynamic process. Therefore, the goal of developing this novel protocol was to assess the kinetics of in vitro vasculogenesis in order to quantitate rates of network formation and stabilization, as well as provide insight into potential mechanisms underlying vascular dysfunction...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429943/cd157-marks-tissue-resident-endothelial-stem-cells-with-homeostatic-and-regenerative-properties
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Taku Wakabayashi, Hisamichi Naito, Jun-Ichi Suehiro, Yang Lin, Hideya Kawaji, Tomohiro Iba, Tsukasa Kouno, Sachi Ishikawa-Kato, Masaaki Furuno, Kazuhiro Takara, Fumitaka Muramatsu, Jia Weizhen, Hiroyasu Kidoya, Katsuhiko Ishihara, Yoshihide Hayashizaki, Kohji Nishida, Mervin C Yoder, Nobuyuki Takakura
The generation of new blood vessels via angiogenesis is critical for meeting tissue oxygen demands. A role for adult stem cells in this process remains unclear. Here, we identified CD157 (bst1, bone marrow stromal antigen 1) as a marker of tissue-resident vascular endothelial stem cells (VESCs) in large arteries and veins of numerous mouse organs. Single CD157+ VESCs form colonies in vitro and generate donor-derived portal vein, sinusoids, and central vein endothelial cells upon transplantation in the liver...
February 1, 2018: Cell Stem Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29377410/inhibition-of-aldehyde-dehydrogenase-activity-expands-multipotent-myeloid-progenitor-cells-with-vascular-regenerative-function
#3
Tyler T Cooper, Stephen E Sherman, Miljan Kuljanin, Gillian I Bell, Gilles A Lajoie, David A Hess
Blood-derived progenitor cell transplantation holds potential for the treatment of severe vascular diseases. Human umbilical cord blood (UCB)-derived hematopoietic progenitor cells purified using high aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH hi ) activity demonstrate pro-angiogenic functions following intramuscular (i.m.) transplantation into immunodeficient mice with hind-limb ischemia. Unfortunately, UCB ALDH hi cells are rare and prolonged ex vivo expansion leads to loss of high ALDH-activity and diminished vascular regenerative function...
January 27, 2018: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345349/enhanced-phosphorylation-of-sphingosine-and-ceramide-sustains-the-exuberant-proliferation-of-endothelial-progenitors-in-kaposi-sarcoma
#4
Loubna Abdel Hadi, Francesca Calcaterra, Lucia Brambilla, Claudia Carenza, Giovanni Marfia, Silvia Della Bella, Laura Riboni
Endothelial colony-forming cells (ECFCs), a unique endothelial stem cell population, are highly increased in the blood of Kaposi sarcoma (KS) patients. KS-derived ECFCs (KS-ECFCs) are also endowed with increased proliferative and vasculogenic potential, thus suggesting that they may be precursors of KS spindle cells. However, the mechanisms underlying the increased proliferative activity of KS-ECFCs remain poorly understood. Sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) and ceramide-1-phosphate (C1P) are metabolically interconnected sphingoid mediators crucial to cell proliferation...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324706/endothelial-ca2-signaling-and-the-resistance-to-anticancer-treatments-partners-in-crime
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REVIEW
Francesco Moccia
Intracellular Ca2+ signaling drives angiogenesis and vasculogenesis by stimulating proliferation, migration, and tube formation in both vascular endothelial cells and endothelial colony forming cells (ECFCs), which represent the only endothelial precursor truly belonging to the endothelial phenotype. In addition, local Ca2+ signals at the endoplasmic reticulum (ER)-mitochondria interface regulate endothelial cell fate by stimulating survival or apoptosis depending on the extent of the mitochondrial Ca2+ increase...
January 11, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221123/vegf-induced-intracellular-ca2-oscillations-are-down-regulated-and-do-not-stimulate-angiogenesis-in-breast-cancer-derived-endothelial-colony-forming-cells
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Francesco Lodola, Umberto Laforenza, Fabio Cattaneo, Federico Alessandro Ruffinatti, Valentina Poletto, Margherita Massa, Richard Tancredi, Estella Zuccolo, Dlzar Alì Khdar, Alberto Riccardi, Marco Biggiogera, Vittorio Rosti, Germano Guerra, Francesco Moccia
Endothelial colony forming cells (ECFCs) represent a population of truly endothelial precursors that promote the angiogenic switch in solid tumors, such as breast cancer (BC). The intracellular Ca2+ toolkit, which drives the pro-angiogenic response to VEGF, is remodelled in tumor-associated ECFCs such that they are seemingly insensitive to this growth factor. This feature could underlie the relative failure of anti-VEGF therapies in cancer patients. Herein, we investigated whether and how VEGF uses Ca2+ signalling to control angiogenesis in BC-derived ECFCs (BC-ECFCs)...
November 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219755/mitochondrial-abnormalities-related-to-the-dysfunction-of-circulating-endothelial-colony-forming-cells-in-moyamoya-disease
#7
Jung Won Choi, Sung Min Son, Inhee Mook-Jung, Youn Joo Moon, Ji Yeoun Lee, Kyu-Chang Wang, Hyun-Seung Kang, Ji Hoon Phi, Seung Ah Choi, Sangjoon Chong, Jayoung Byun, Seung-Ki Kim
OBJECTIVE Moyamoya disease (MMD) is a unique cerebrovascular disorder characterized by the progressive occlusion of the bilateral internal carotid arteries. Endothelial colony-forming cells (ECFCs), previously termed "endothelial progenitor cells," play an important role in the pathogenesis of MMD. In this study, the authors performed morphological and functional studies of the mitochondria of ECFCs from patients with MMD to present new insights into the pathogenesis of the disease. METHODS The morphology of ECFCs from 5 MMD patients and 5 healthy controls was examined under both a transmission electron microscope and a confocal laser scanning microscope...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211342/functional-bkca-channel-in-human-resident-cardiac-stem-cells-expressing-w8b2
#8
Oualid Ayad, Christophe Magaud, Stéphane Sebille, Jocelyn Bescond, Chloé Mimbimi, Christian Cognard, Jean-Francois Faivre, Patrick Bois, Aurelien Chatelier
Recently, a new population of resident cardiac stem cells positive for W8B2 marker has been identified. These cardiac stem cells (CSCs) are considered as an ideal cellular source to repair myocardial damage after infarction. However, the electrophysiological profile of these cells has not been characterized yet. We first establish the conditions of isolation and expansion of W8B2+ CSCs from human heart biopsies using magnetic sorting system followed by flow cytometry cell sorting. These cells display a spindle-shaped morphology, are highly proliferative and possess self-renewal capacity demonstrated by their ability to form colonies...
December 6, 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205098/platelet-derived-growth-factor-receptor-alpha-expressing-cardiac-progenitor-cells-can-be-derived-from-previously-cryopreserved-human-heart-samples
#9
Thi Yen Loan Le, Hilda Pickett, Cristobal Dos Remedios, Pasquale Barbaro, Eddy Kizana, James Chong
Cardiac progenitor cells (CPCs) are being developed as a promising treatment for heart failure. Although clinical trials have predominantly used donor cardiac biopsies to derive CPCs, a better solution could be to use previously cryopreserved human heart tissue. This would enable timely and convenient access to healthy and young heart samples for CPC production. However, few studies have attempted to isolate CPCs from previously cryopreserved heart tissue. In this study, we isolated CPCs from eight non-diseased human heart samples previously cryopreserved as part of the Sydney Heart Bank...
December 5, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166642/effect-of-calcium-infiltrated-hydroxyapatite-scaffolds-on-the-hematopoietic-fate-of-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells
#10
Qinghao Zhang, Jörg C Gerlach, Eva Schmelzer, Ian Nettleship
Foamed hydroxyapatite offers a three-dimensional scaffold for the development of bone constructs, mimicking perfectly the in vivo bone structure. In vivo, calcium release at the surface is assumed to provide a locally increased gradient supporting the maintenance of the hematopoietic stem cells niche. We fabricated hydroxyapatite scaffolds with high surface calcium concentration by infiltration, and used human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) as a model to study the effects on hematopoietic lineage direction...
November 23, 2017: Journal of Vascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164803/preclinical-evaluation-and-optimization-of-a-cell-therapy-using-human-cord-blood-derived-endothelial-colony-forming-cells-for-ischemic-retinopathies
#11
Emma Reid, Jasenka Guduric-Fuchs, Christina L O'Neill, Lynsey-Dawn Allen, Sarah E J Chambers, Alan W Stitt, Reinhold J Medina
Cell therapy using endothelial progenitors holds promise for vascular repair in ischemic retinopathies. Using a well-defined subpopulation of human cord blood-derived endothelial progenitors known as endothelial colony-forming cells (ECFCs), we have evaluated essential requirements for further development of this cell therapy targeting the ischemic retina, including dose response, delivery route, and toxicity. First, to evaluate therapeutic efficacy relating to cell dose, ECFCs were injected into the vitreous of mice with oxygen-induced retinopathy...
November 22, 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
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
#12
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/29116023/caffeic-acid-phenethyl-ester-promotes-haematopoietic-stem-progenitor-cell-homing-and-engraftment
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Xiaofang Chen, Yi Han, Bowen Zhang, Yiming Liu, Sihan Wang, Tuling Liao, Ziliang Deng, Zeng Fan, Jing Zhang, Lijuan He, Wen Yue, Yanhua Li, Xuetao Pei
BACKGROUND: Several studies have suggested that caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE) can induce the expression of hypoxia inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α) protein. We determined whether CAPE has a novel function in improving the homing and engraftment of haematopoietic stem/progenitor cells (HSPCs) by regulating HIF-1α gene expression in the bone marrow (BM) niche. METHODS: For survival experiments, lethally irradiated C57BL/6 mice were injected with a low number of BM mononuclear cells (MNCs) and CAPE according to the indicated schedule...
November 7, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095886/identification-of-a-novel-angiogenic-peptide-from-periostin
#14
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/29095622/novel-trem-1-inhibitors-attenuate-tumor-growth-and-prolong-survival-in-experimental-pancreatic-cancer
#15
Zu T Shen, Alexander B Sigalov
Pancreatic cancer (PC) is a highly lethal cancer with an urgent need to expand the limited treatment options for patients. Tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) promote tumor aggressiveness and metastasis. High expression of triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells 1 (TREM-1) on TAMs directly correlates with poor survival in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). We have previously hypothesized that blockade of TREM-1 could be a promising therapeutic strategy to treat cancer and shown that the novel, ligand-independent TREM-1 inhibitory peptides rationally designed using the signaling chain homooligomerization (SCHOOL) strategy suppress NSCLC growth in vivo...
November 2, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094769/differentiation-and-characterization-of-rat-adipose-tissue-mesenchymal-stem-cells-into-endothelial-like-cells
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V Cannella, G Piccione, R Altomare, A Marino, P Di Marco, L Russotto, S Di Bella, G Purpari, F Gucciardi, G Cassata, G Damiano, V D Palumbo, A Santoro, C Russo Lacerna, A I Lo Monte, A Guercio
In this study, mesenchymal stem cells were isolated from rat adipose tissue (AD-MSCs) to characterize and differentiate them into endothelial-like cells. AD-MSCs were isolated by mechanical and enzymatic treatments, and their identity was verified by colony-forming units (CFU) test and by differentiation into cells of mesodermal lineages. The endothelial differentiation was induced by plating another aliquot of cells in EGM-2 medium, enriched with specific endothelial growth factors. Five subcultures were performed...
November 2, 2017: Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082503/an-endothelial-cell-mesenchymal-stem-cell-coculture-cord-formation-assay-to-model-vascular-biology-in-vitro
#17
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
#18
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
#19
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/29037896/manipulation-of-the-response-of-human-endothelial-colony-forming-cells-by-focal-adhesion-assembly-using-gradient-nanopattern-plates
#20
Long-Hui Cui, Hyung Joon Joo, Dae Hwan Kim, Ha-Rim Seo, Jung Suk Kim, Seung-Cheol Choi, Li-Hua Huang, Ji Eun Na, I-Rang Lim, Jong-Ho Kim, Im Joo Rhyu, Soon Jun Hong, Kyu Back Lee, Do-Sun Lim
Nanotopography plays a pivotal role in the regulation of cellular responses. Nonetheless, little is known about how the gradient size of nanostructural stimuli alters the responses of endothelial progenitor cells without chemical factors. Herein, the fabrication of gradient nanopattern plates intended to mimic microenvironment nanotopography is described. The gradient nanopattern plates consist of nanopillars of increasing diameter ranges [120-200 nm (GP 120/200), 200-280 nm (GP 200/280), and 280-360 nm (GP 280/360)] that were used to screen the responses of human endothelial colony-forming cells (hECFCs)...
October 14, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
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