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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774773/mir-711-induced-down-regulation-of-angiopoietin-1-mediates-neuronal-cell-death
#1
Boris Sabirzhanov, Alan Faden, Taryn Aubrecht, Rebecca Henry, Ethan Glaser, Bogdan A Stoica
Angiopoietin-1 (Ang-1) is a well-known endothelial growth factor but its effects on neurons have yet to be elucidated. We show that Ang-1 is rapidly down-regulated in the injured brain after controlled cortical impact (CCI), a mouse experimental TBI model and in etoposide-induced neuronal apoptosis in vitro. Ang-1 treatment inhibits etoposide-induced up-regulation of pro-apoptotic Bcl-2 family members Noxa, Puma, Bim, and Bax; reduces markers of caspase-dependent (cytochrome c release/caspase activation) and caspase-independent (apoptosis-inducing factor release) pathways; and limits neuronal cell death...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740443/endothelial-activation-the-ang-tie-axis-in-sepsis
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REVIEW
Aleksandra Leligdowicz, Melissa Richard-Greenblatt, Julie Wright, Valerie M Crowley, Kevin C Kain
Sepsis, a dysregulated host response to infection that causes life-threatening organ dysfunction, is a highly heterogeneous syndrome with no specific treatment. Although sepsis can be caused by a wide variety of pathogenic organisms, endothelial dysfunction leading to vascular leak is a common mechanism of injury that contributes to the morbidity and mortality associated with the syndrome. Perturbations to the angiopoietin (Ang)/Tie2 axis cause endothelial cell activation and contribute to the pathogenesis of sepsis...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731883/evidence-for-critical-role-of-tie2-ang1-interaction-in-metastatic-oral-cancer
#3
Daisuke Kitajima, Atsushi Kasamatsu, Dai Nakashima, Isao Miyamoto, Yasushi Kimura, Yosuke Endo-Sakamoto, Masashi Shiiba, Hideki Tanzawa, Katsuhiro Uzawa
Angiopoietin-1 (Ang1) is a binding partner of endothelial cell-specific tyrosine-protein kinase receptor (Tie2), which serves important roles in vascular development and angiogenesis. Tie2 is closely associated with the metastasis of oral squamous cell carcinomas (OSCCs) however, little is known about the correlation between Tie2 and Ang1. In the present study, the functional mechanisms of the Tie2/Ang1 interaction were investigated using Tie2 overexpressed (oeTie2) OSCC cells and recombinant Ang1 protein. oeTie2 cells had increased cell-cell and cell-extracellular matrix adhesions compared with the control cells...
May 2018: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29709479/modulation-of-angiopoietin-2-release-from-endothelial-cells-and-angiogenesis-by-the-synaptic-protein-neuroligin-2
#4
Margherita Pergolizzi, Laura Bizzozero, Elena Riccitelli, Davide Pascal, Anna Valeria Samarelli, Federico Bussolino, Marco Arese
The synaptic protein Neuroligin 2, similarly to its isoform Neuroligin 1, is produced by endothelial cells, but its activity in the vascular context remains unknown. This study aimed at verifying the hypothesis that Neuroligin 2, in parallel with its extraneuronal involvement in pancreatic beta cells exocytosis, modulated cytokine release from endothelial cells and consequently angiogenesis. We used in vitro approaches to modulate Neuroligin 2 expression and Neuroligin 2 null mice to test our hypotheses. In vitro, upon VEGF stimulation, Neuroligin 2 silencing strongly reduces Angiopoietin 2 release in the medium and increases the endothelial cell retention of Weibel Palade Bodies, the specialized organelles that store Angiopoietin 2 and various other cytokines...
April 27, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686052/synthesis-of-human-neutrophil-extracellular-traps-contributes-to-angiopoietin-mediated-in-vitro-proinflammatory-and-proangiogenic-activities
#5
Simon S Lavoie, Elizabeth Dumas, Branka Vulesevic, Paul-Eduard Neagoe, Michel White, Martin G Sirois
Neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) are composed of nuclear DNA in a web-like structure extruded from neutrophils in response to either bacterial infection or inflammation. We previously reported the expression of angiopoietin Tie2 receptor on human neutrophils and the capacity of both angiopoietins (Ang1 and Ang2) to induce proinflammatory activities, such as synthesis and release of platelet-activating factor, upregulation of β2 integrin complex (CD11/CD18), and neutrophil chemotaxis. In contrast, only Ang1 but not Ang2 is capable of promoting translational and transcriptional activities in neutrophils...
April 23, 2018: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667338/variation-in-the-tek-gene-is-not-associated-with-asthma-but-with-allergic-conjunctivitis
#6
L E Fodor, A Gézsi, Z Gál, A Nagy, A Kiss, A Bikov, C Szalai
The Tie2 receptor is an important player in angiogenesis. The Tie2 mRNA and protein are abundantly expressed in the lungs and the associated pathway also has an important role in the development and function of the eye. Tie2 is encoded by the TEK gene in humans. Recently, variations in the TEK gene have been found associated with asthma. The objective of the present study was to investigate whether variations in the TEK gene influenced the susceptibility to pediatric asthma and/or associated phenotypes like GINA status, viral- or exercise-induced asthma, allergic asthma, indoor, outdoor, inhalative allergies, IgE and eosonophil levels, allergic rhinitis and allergic conjunctivitis...
April 18, 2018: International Journal of Immunogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663962/tuberculous-lymphadenitis-is-associated-with-altered-levels-of-circulating-angiogenic-factors
#7
G R Kathamuthu, K Moideen, D Baskaran, G Sekar, S Rathinam, V J Bharathi, G R Ganeshan, S Babu
BACKGROUND: Angiogenic factors are important in granuloma formation and serve as biomarkers in pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB). The relationship between these markers and tuberculous lymphadenitis (TBL) is not known. OBJECTIVE AND DESIGN: To examine the association of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and angiopoietin (Ang) family molecules in TBL, we measured systemic levels of VEGF-A, C, D, R1 (VEGF-receptor 1), R2, R3, Ang-1, Ang-2 and TIE2 (tyrosine kinase with immunoglobulin-like and epidermal growth factor-like domains 2) levels in TBL, latent tuberculous infection (LTBI) and lymph node culture supernatants (VEGF-A, C and Ang-2) of the same TBL patients...
May 1, 2018: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660022/molecular-ablation-of-tumor-blood-vessels-inhibits-therapeutic-effects-of-radiation-and-bevacizumab
#8
Viveka Nand Yadav, David Altshuler, Padma Kadiyala, Daniel Zamler, Andrea Comba, Henry Appelman, Patrick Dunn, Carl Koschmann, Maria G Castro, Pedro R Löwenstein
Background: Glioblastoma (GBM) is an aggressive and highly vascular tumor with median survival below 2 years. Despite advances in surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy survival has improved modestly. To combat glioma vascular proliferation anti-angiogenic agents targeting vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) were introduced. Preclinically these agents were effective, yet they did not improve overall survival in Phase III trials. We tested the hypothesis that ganciclovir (GCV)-mediated killing of proliferating endothelial cells expressing HSV1-TK would have direct anti-tumor effects, and whether vessel ablation would affect the anti-tumor activity of anti-VEGF antibodies and radiotherapy...
April 12, 2018: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656831/corrigendum-to-mir144-3p-inhibits-pmvecs-excessive-proliferation-in-angiogenesis-of-hepatopulmonary-syndrome-via-tie2-exp-cell-res-365-2018-24-32
#9
Congwen Yang, Keyi Lv, Bin Chen, Yong Yang, Xiangfa Ai, Hongfu Yu, Yihui Yang, Bin Yi, Kaizhi Lu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 12, 2018: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650694/lymphatic-vasculature-requires-er-estrogen-receptor-%C3%AE-signaling-to-protect-from-lymphedema
#10
Florent Morfoisse, Florence Tatin, Benoit Chapût, Nicole Therville, Charlotte Vaysse, Raphael Métivier, Julie Malloizel-Delaunay, Francoise Pujol, Anne-Claire Godet, Fabienne De Toni, Frederic Boudou, Katia Grenier, David Dubuc, Eric Lacazette, Anne-Catherine Prats, Julie Guillermet-Guibert, Francoise Lenfant, Barbara Garmy-Susini
OBJECTIVE: Estrogens exert beneficial effect on the blood vascular system. However, their role on the lymphatic system has been poorly investigated. We studied the protective effect of the 17β estradiol-the most potent endogenous estrogen-in lymphedema-a lymphatic dysfunction, which results in a massive fluid and fat accumulation in the limb. APPROACH AND RESULTS: Screening of DNA motifs able to mobilize ERs (estrogen receptors) and quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction analysis revealed that estradiol promotes transcriptional activation of lymphangiogenesis-related gene expression including VEGF (vascular endothelial growth factor)-D, VEGFR (VEGF receptor)-3, lyve-1, and HASs (hyaluronan synthases)...
April 12, 2018: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649432/nitric-oxide-signaling-regulates-tumor-induced-intussusceptive-like-angiogenesis
#11
Selvaraj Vimalraj, Srinivasan Bhuvaneswari, Sundaresan Lakshmikirupa, Ganesh Jyothsna, Suvro Chatterjee
Existing animal models for screening tumor angiogenic process have various setbacks that necessitate further investigations. In this study, we developed an ex-ovo egg yolk angiogenesis model to screen the angiogenic potency of tumor cells (HeLa and SiHa cell lines). The egg yolk angiogenesis assay was applied to study the nitric oxide (NO) influence on switching from sprouting angiogenesis (SA) to intussusceptive angiogenesis (IA) under tumor microenvironment. Morphological analysis and SA-like or IA-like markers expression were determined during the development of chicken chorioallantoic membrane (CAM) from day 5 to 13...
April 9, 2018: Microvascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626067/endothelial-c-type-natriuretic-peptide-acts-on-pericytes-to-regulate-microcirculatory-flow-and-blood-pressure
#12
Katarina Špiranec, Wen Chen, Franziska Werner, Viacheslav O Nikolaev, Takashi Naruke, Franziska Koch, Andrea Werner, Petra Eder-Negrin, Rodrigo Diéguez-Hurtado, Ralf H Adams, Hideo A Baba, Hannes Schmidt, Kai Schuh, Boris V Skryabin, Kiavash Movahedi, Frank Schweda, Michaela Kuhn
Background -Peripheral vascular resistance has a major impact on arterial blood pressure levels. Endothelial C-type natriuretic peptide (CNP) participates in the local regulation of vascular tone but the target cells remain controversial. The cGMP-producing guanylyl cyclase-B (GC-B) receptor for CNP is expressed in vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMC). However, whereas endothelial cell-specific CNP knockout mice are hypertensive, mice with deletion of GC-B in VSMC have unaltered blood pressure. Methods -We analyzed whether the vasodilating response to CNP changes along the vascular tree, i...
April 6, 2018: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29571293/biomarkers-of-endothelial-dysfunction-predict-sepsis-mortality-in-young-infants-a-matched-case-control-study
#13
Julie Korol Wright, Kyla Hayford, Vanessa Tran, Gulam Muhammed Al Kibria, Abdullah Baqui, Ali Manajjir, Arif Mahmud, Nazma Begum, Mashuk Siddiquee, Kevin C Kain, Azadeh Farzin
BACKGROUND: Reducing death due to neonatal sepsis is a global health priority, however there are limited tools to facilitate early recognition and treatment. We hypothesized that measuring circulating biomarkers of endothelial function and integrity (i.e. Angiopoietin-Tie2 axis) would identify young infants with sepsis and predict their clinical outcome. METHODS: We conducted a matched case-control (1:3) study of 98 young infants aged 0-59 days of life presenting to a referral hospital in Bangladesh with suspected sepsis...
March 23, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29564766/isolation-and-culture-of-mouse-placental-endothelial-cells
#14
Lijun Chi, Paul Delgado-Olguin
Isolation and culture of endothelial cells (ECs) is a useful tool to study the cellular processes involved in vascular development and vascular maturation. In this chapter, we describe a method to isolate and culture endothelial cells from placentae. This method takes advantage of two transgenes: ROSA26mT/mG , which drives the expression of GFP upon Cre-mediated recombination, and Tie2-Cre, which expresses Cre driven by the Tie2 promoter in endothelial progenitors and their descendants. GFP-expressing endothelial cells are isolated through fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS)...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29559443/pericyte-derived-dickkopf2-regenerates-damaged-penile-neurovasculature-through-an-angiopoietin-1-tie2-pathway
#15
Guo Nan Yin, Hai-Rong Jin, Min-Ji Choi, Anita Limanjaya, Kalyan Ghatak, Nguyen Nhat Minh, Jiyeon Ock, Mi-Hye Kwon, Kang-Moon Song, Heon Joo Park, Ho Min Kim, Young-Guen Kwon, Ji-Kan Ryu, Jun-Kyu Suh
Penile erection requires well-coordinated interactions between vascular and nervous system. Penile neurovascular dysfunction is a major cause of erectile dysfunction (ED) in patients with diabetes, which causes poor response to oral phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors. Dickkopf2 (DKK2), a Wnt antagonist, is known to promote angiogenesis. Here, using DKK2-Tg mice or DKK2 protein administration, we demonstrate that overexpression of DKK2 in diabetic mice enhances penile angiogenesis and neural regeneration and restores erectile function...
March 20, 2018: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29555646/cell-extrinsic-hematopoietic-impact-of-ezh2-inactivation-in-fetal-liver-endothelial-cells
#16
Wen Hao Neo, Christopher A G Booth, Emanuele Azzoni, Lijun Chi, Paul Delgado-Olguín, Marella F T R de Bruijn, Sten Eirik W Jacobsen, Adam J Mead
Despite the well-established cell-intrinsic role of epigenetic factors in normal and malignant hematopoiesis, their cell-extrinsic role remains largely unexplored. Herein we investigated the hematopoietic impact of inactivating Ezh2 , a key component of polycomb repressive complex 2 (PRC2), in the fetal liver (FL) vascular niche. Hematopoietic specific ( Vav -iCre) Ezh2 -inactivation enhanced FL hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) expansion with normal FL erythropoiesis. In contrast, endothelium ( Tie2 -Cre) targeted Ezh2 -inactivation resulted in embryonic lethality with severe anemia at E13...
March 19, 2018: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29549046/shear-stress-an-essential-driver-of-endothelial-progenitor-cells
#17
REVIEW
Anton G Kutikhin, Maxim Yu Sinitsky, Arseniy E Yuzhalin, Elena A Velikanova
The blood flow through vessels produces a tangential, or shear, stress sensed by their innermost layer (i.e., endothelium) and representing a major hemodynamic force. In humans, endothelial repair and blood vessel formation are mainly performed by circulating endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) characterized by a considerable expression of vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2 (VEGFR2), CD34, and CD133, pronounced tube formation activity in vitro, and strong reendothelialization or neovascularization capacity in vivo...
March 13, 2018: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29548992/vegfr2-promotes-central-endothelial-activation-and-the-spread-of-pain-in-inflammatory-arthritis
#18
Nicholas Beazley-Long, Catherine Elizabeth Moss, William Robert Ashby, Samuel Marcus Bestall, Fatimah Almahasneh, Alexandra Margaret Durrant, Andrew Vaughan Benest, Zoe Blackley, Kurt Ballmer-Hofer, Masanori Hirashima, Richard Phillip Hulse, David Owen Bates, Lucy Frances Donaldson
Chronic pain can develop in response to conditions such as inflammatory arthritis. The central mechanisms underlying the development and maintenance of chronic pain in humans are not well elucidated although there is evidence for a role of microglia and astrocytes. However in pre-clinical models of pain, including models of inflammatory arthritis, there is a wealth of evidence indicating roles for pathological glial reactivity within the CNS. In the spinal dorsal horn of rats with painful inflammatory arthritis we found both a significant increase in CD11b+ microglia-like cells and GFAP+ astrocytes associated with blood vessels, and the number of activated blood vessels expressing the adhesion molecule ICAM-1, indicating potential glio-vascular activation...
March 13, 2018: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29540674/circhectd1-promotes-the-silica-induced-pulmonary-endothelial-mesenchymal-transition-via-hectd1
#19
Shencun Fang, Huifang Guo, Yusi Cheng, Zewei Zhou, Wei Zhang, Bing Han, Wei Luo, Jing Wang, Weiping Xie, Jie Chao
Excessive proliferation and migration of fibroblasts contribute to pulmonary fibrosis in silicosis, and both epithelial cells and endothelial cells participate in the accumulation of fibroblasts via the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and the endothelial-mesenchymal transition (EndMT), respectively. A mouse endothelial cell line (MML1) was exposed to silicon dioxide (SiO2 , 50 μg/cm2 ), and immunofluorescence and western blot analyses were performed to evaluate levels of specific endothelial and mesenchymal markers and to elucidate the mechanisms by which SiO2 induces the EndMT...
March 14, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29539427/bimodal-cd40-fas-dependent-crosstalk-between-inkt-cells-and-tumor-associated-macrophages-impairs-prostate-cancer-progression
#20
Filippo Cortesi, Gloria Delfanti, Andrea Grilli, Arianna Calcinotto, Francesca Gorini, Ferdinando Pucci, Roberta Lucianò, Matteo Grioni, Alessandra Recchia, Fabio Benigni, Alberto Briganti, Andrea Salonia, Michele De Palma, Silvio Bicciato, Claudio Doglioni, Matteo Bellone, Giulia Casorati, Paolo Dellabona
Heterotypic cellular and molecular interactions in the tumor microenvironment (TME) control cancer progression. Here, we show that CD1d-restricted invariant natural killer (iNKT) cells control prostate cancer (PCa) progression by sculpting the TME. In a mouse PCa model, iNKT cells restrained the pro-angiogenic and immunosuppressive capabilities of tumor-infiltrating immune cells by reducing pro-angiogenic TIE2+ , M2-like macrophages (TEMs), and sustaining pro-inflammatory M1-like macrophages. iNKT cells directly contacted macrophages in the PCa stroma, and iNKT cell transfer into tumor-bearing mice abated TEMs, delaying tumor progression...
March 13, 2018: Cell Reports
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