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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645936/angiopoietin-like-protein-4-is-a-high-density-lipoprotein-hdl-component-for-hdl-metabolism-and-function-in-nondiabetic-participants-and-type-2-diabetic-patients
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Long-Yan Yang, Cai-Guo Yu, Xu-Hong Wang, Sha-Sha Yuan, Li-Jie Zhang, Jia-Nan Lang, Dong Zhao, Ying-Mei Feng
BACKGROUND: ANGPTL4 (angiopoietin-like protein 4) is a LPL (lipoprotein lipase) inhibitor and is present in high-density lipoprotein (HDL). However, it is not defined whether ANGPTL4 in HDLs could affect HDL metabolism and function in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). METHODS AND RESULTS: ANGPTL4 levels in the circulation and HDLs were quantified in nondiabetic participants (n=201, 68.7% females) and T2DM patients (n=185, 66.5% females). HDLs were isolated from nondiabetic controls and T2DM patients to assess cholesterol efflux or subjected to endothelial lipase (EL)-overexpressed HEK293 cells for EL hydrolysis in vitro...
June 23, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644107/gingival-perfusion-and-tissue-biomarkers-during-early-healing-of-post-extraction-regenerative-procedures-a-prospective-case-series
#2
Lamees Alssum, Timothy D Eubank, Sashwati Roy, Barbaros S Erdal, Vedat O Yildiz, Dimitris N Tatakis, Binnaz Leblebicioglu
BACKGROUND: Post-extraction alveolar bone loss, mostly affecting the buccal plate, occurs despite regenerative procedures. To better understand possible determinants, this prospective case series assessed gingival blood perfusion and tissue molecular responses in relation to post-extraction regenerative outcomes. METHODS: Adults scheduled to receive bone grafting in maxillary, non-molar, single tooth extraction site were recruited. Clinical documentation included probing pocket depth (PD), keratinized tissue width (KT), tissue biotype (TB), plaque (P) and bleeding...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641978/angptl4-t266m-variant-is-associated-with-reduced-cancer-invasiveness
#3
Zhen Wei Tan, Ziqiang Teo, Carol Tan, Chee Chong Choo, Wei Sheng Loo, Yiyang Song, Zhi Yang Tam, Sean Pin Ng, Hong Zheng Koh, Yi Siang Ng, Susana Geifman Shochat, Yin Hoe Yau, Pengcheng Zhu, Nguan Soon Tan
Angiopoietin-like 4 (ANGPTL4) is a secretory protein that can be cleaved to form a N-terminal and a C-terminal protein. Studies performed thus far have linked ANGPTL4 to several cancer-related and metabolic processes. Notably, several point mutations in the C-terminal ANGPTL4 (cANGPTL4) have been reported, although no studies have been performed that ascribed these mutations to cancer-related and metabolic processes. In this study, we compared the characteristics of tumors with and without wild-type (wt) cANGPTL4 and tumors with cANGPTL4 bearing the T266M mutation (T266M cANGPTL4)...
June 19, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637680/myoendothelial-gap-junctions-mediate-regulation-of-angiopoietin-2-induced-vascular-hyporeactivity-after-hypoxia-through-connexin-43-gated-camp-transfer
#4
Jing Xu, Guang-Ming Yang, Tao Li, Liang-Ming Liu
Angiopoietin-2 (Ang2) contributes to vascular hyporeactivity after hemorrhagic shock and hypoxia through upregulation of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS), in a vascular endothelial cell (VEC)-specific and Ang2/Tie2 receptor-dependent manner. While iNOS is primarily expressed in vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs), the mechanisms of signal transfer from VECs to VSMCs are unknown. A double-sided co-culture model with VECs and VSMCs from Sprague Dawley rats was used to investigate the role of myoendothelial gap junctions (MEGJs), the connexin (Cx) isoforms involved and other relevant mechanisms...
June 21, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633452/threshold-effects-of-circulating-angiopoietin-like-3-levels-on-plasma-lipoproteins
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Sergio Fazio, Jessica Minnier, Michael D Shapiro, Sotirios Tsimikas, Patrizia Tarugi, Maurizio R Averna, Marcello Arca, Hagai Tavori
Context: Angiopoietin-like 3 (ANGPTL3) deficiency in plasma due to loss-of-function (LOF) gene mutations causes familial combined hypobetalipoproteinemia (FHBL) type 2 in homozygotes. However, the lipid phenotype in heterozygotes is much milder and does not appear to relate directly to ANGPTL3 levels. Furthermore, the low LDL phenotype in carriers of ANGPTL3 mutations is unexplained. Objective: To determine whether a reduction below a critical threshold in plasma ANGPTL3 levels is a determinant of lipoprotein metabolism in FHBL2, and to study the whether PCSK9 is involved in determining low LDL levels in this condition...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627965/role-of-angiopoietin-2-endoglin-and-placental-growth-factor-in-hiv-associated-preeclampsia
#6
Nokuzola Mbhele, Jagidesa Moodley, Thajasvarie Naicker
OBJECTIVE: The factors angiopoeitin-2 (Ang-2), endoglin (Eng), and placental growth factor (PlGF) have been implicated in the pathophysiology of preeclampsia (PE). This study assessed their serum levels in HIV-negative and HIV-positive pregnant normotensive and pre-eclamptic women. METHODS: Participants were recruited at the antenatal clinic, serum samples were evaluated using the Bioplex Human Cancer Biomarker (panel 2). RESULTS: Ang-2 and Eng levels were higher, whilst PlGF levels were lower in the PE compared with the normotensive group...
June 19, 2017: Hypertension in Pregnancy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623351/regulation-of-angiopoietin-signalling-by-soluble-tie2-ectodomain-and-engineered-ligand-trap
#7
Deborah O A Alawo, Tariq A Tahir, Marlies Fischer, Declan G Bates, Svetlana R Amirova, Nicholas P J Brindle
Angiopoietin-1 (Angpt1) is a glycoprotein ligand important for maintaining the vascular system. It signals via a receptor tyrosine kinase expressed on the surface on endothelial cells, Tie2. This receptor can undergo regulated ectodomain cleavage that releases the ligand-binding domain (sTie2) into the circulation. The concentration of sTie2 is increased in a range of conditions, including peripheral arterial disease and myocardial infarction, where it has been suggested to bind and block Angpt1 resulting in vascular dysfunction...
June 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620713/angiopoietin-receptor-tek-interacts-with-cyp1b1-in-primary-congenital-glaucoma
#8
Meha Kabra, Wei Zhang, Sonika Rathi, Anil K Mandal, Sirisha Senthil, Goutham Pyatla, Muralidhar Ramappa, Seema Banerjee, Konegari Shekhar, Srinivas Marmamula, Asha L Mettla, Inderjeet Kaur, Rohit C Khanna, Hemant Khanna, Subhabrata Chakrabarti
Primary congenital glaucoma (PCG) is a severe autosomal recessive ocular disorder associated with considerable clinical and genetic heterogeneity. Recently, rare heterozygous alleles in the angiopoietin receptor-encoding gene TEK were implicated in PCG. We undertook this study to ascertain the second mutant allele in a large cohort (n = 337) of autosomal recessive PCG cases that carried heterozygous TEK mutations. Our investigations revealed 12 rare heterozygous missense mutations in TEK by targeted sequencing...
June 15, 2017: Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606130/angptl1-attenuates-colorectal-cancer-metastasis-by-up-regulating-microrna-138
#9
Haiyan Chen, Qian Xiao, Yeting Hu, Liubo Chen, Kai Jiang, Yang Tang, Yinuo Tan, Wangxiong Hu, Zhanhuai Wang, Jinjie He, Yue Liu, Yibo Cai, Qi Yang, Kefeng Ding
BACKGROUND: Angiopoietin-like protein 1 (ANGPTL1) has been reported to suppress migration and invasion in lung and breast cancer, acting as a novel tumor suppressor candidate. Nevertheless, its effects on colorectal cancer (CRC) remain poorly defined. In this study, we aim to demonstrate the biological function of ANGPTL1 in CRC cells. METHODS: We explored ANGPTL1 mRNA expression in human CRC tissues and its association with prognosis. CRC cell lines overexpressing ANGPTL1 or with ANGPTL1 knocked down were constructed and analyzed for changes in proliferation, colony formation, migration and invasion...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601681/mutation-of-angiopoietin-1-gene-associates-with-a-new-type-of-hereditary-angioedema
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Valeria Bafunno, Davide Firinu, Maria D'Apolito, Giorgia Cordisco, Stefania Loffredo, Angelica Leccese, Maria Bova, Maria Pina Barca, Rosa Santacroce, Marco Cicardi, Stefano Del Giacco, Maurizio Margaglione
BACKGROUND: Hereditary angioedema (HAE) is a rare genetic disease usually due to mutation within the C1 inhibitor or the coagulation Factor XII gene. However, in a series of patients with HAE no causative variants have been described and the pathophysiology of the disease remains unknown (U-HAE). Identification of causative genes in U-HAE is valuable for understanding the cause of the disease. OBJECTIVE: We conducted genetic studies in Italian patients with U-HAE to identify novel causative genes...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600576/circulating-angiopoietin-like-8-angptl8-is-a-marker-of-liver-steatosis-and-is-negatively-regulated-by-prader-willi-syndrome
#11
Chiara Mele, Graziano Grugni, Stefania Mai, Roberta Vietti, Gianluca Aimaretti, Massimo Scacchi, Paolo Marzullo
ANGPTL8 is a liver-derived protein related to insulin-sensitivity. Its relationship with obesity and liver function in Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) is unknown. The present study investigated circulating ANGPTL8 in PWS and controls with common obesity, assessing its association to liver steatosis. For this purpose, 20 obese PWS and 20 controls matched for body mass index (BMI), sex and age underwent analysis of ANGPTL8 levels, glucose and lipid metabolism. Liver function tests and degree of liver steatosis by ultrasonography (US), fat-free mass (FFM) and fat mass (FM) by dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) were also assessed...
June 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593699/angiogenic-potential-of-human-mesenchymal-stromal-cell-and-circulating-mononuclear-cell-co-cultures-is-reflected-in-the-expression-profiles-of-proangiogenic-factors-leading-to-endothelial-cell-and-pericyte-differentiation
#12
Katriina Joensuu, Liina Uusitalo-Kylmälä, Teuvo A Hentunen, Terhi J Heino
Endothelial progenitors found among the peripheral blood (PB) mononuclear cells (MNCs) are interesting cells for their angiogenic properties. Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) in turn can produce proangiogenic factors as well as differentiate into mural pericytes, making MSCs and MNCs an attractive co-culture setup for regenerative medicine. In this study, we co-cultured human bone marrow-derived MSCs and PB-derived MNCs in basal or osteoblastic medium without exogenously supplied growth factors to demonstrate endothelial cell, pericyte and osteoblastic differentiation...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592620/phase-ii-study-of-first-line-trebananib-plus-sorafenib-in-patients-with-advanced-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Ghassan K Abou-Alfa, Jean-Frederic Blanc, Steven Miles, Tom Ganten, Jörg Trojan, Jonathan Cebon, Andre K Liem, Lara Lipton, Charu Gupta, Benjamin Wu, Michael Bass, Ellen Hollywood, Jennifer Ma, Margaret Bradley, Jason Litten, Leonard B Saltz
LESSONS LEARNED: Trebananib leveraging anti-angiogenic mechanism that is distinct from the classic sorafenib anti-vascular endothelial growth factor inhibition did not demonstrate improved progression-free survival at 4 months in patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).In support of previously reported high Ang-2 levels' association with poor outcome in HCC for patients, trebananib treatment with lower baseline Ang-2 at study entry was associated with improved overall survival to 22 months and may suggest future studies to be performed within the context of low baseline Ang-2...
June 7, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591277/evaluation-of-nicotinamide-as-an-anti-inflammatory-and-anti-angiogenic-agent-in-uveal-melanoma-cell-lines
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Evangelina Esposito, Sultan Aldrees, Christina Mastromonaco, Pablo Zoroquiain, Natalia Vila, Patrick T Logan, Shriya Hari, Miguel N Burnier
Purpose: To investigate the effect of nicotinamide on the secretion of pro-an giogenic and pro-inflammatory cytokines in uveal melanoma cell lines. Methods: Two human uveal melanoma cell lines (92.1 and OCM-1) were treated with nicotinamide (10 mmol/L) or control media for 48 hours in culture. The su perna tant from each culture was used in sandwich enzyme-linked immuno sorbent assay-based angiogenesis and inflammation arrays to evaluate the effects of exogenously administered nicotinamide on the secretion of a total of 20 pro-an gio genic and pro-inflammatory proteins...
March 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590830/association-of-elevated-interleukin-17-and-angiopoietin-2-with-prostate-size-in-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia
#15
Jaimatha Arivazhagan, Hanumanthappa Nandeesha, Lalgudi Narayanan Dorairajan, Karli Sreenivasulu
INTRODUCTION: Inflammation and angiogenesis are known to play a role in the development prostate tumors. The present study was designed to assess the levels of markers of inflammation and angiogenesis like interleukin-17 (IL-17) and angiopoietin-2 (ANGPT2) levels and their association with prostate size in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). MATERIALS AND METHODS: 42 BPH cases and 42 controls were enrolled in the study. IL-17 and ANGPT2 were estimated in both the groups...
June 2017: Aging Male: the Official Journal of the International Society for the Study of the Aging Male
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585908/tuning-the-specificity-of-a-two-in-one-fab-against-three-angiogenic-antigens-by-fully-utilizing-the-information-of-deep-mutational-scanning
#16
Patrick Koenig, Sarah Sanowar, Chingwei V Lee, Germaine Fuh
Monoclonal antibodies developed for therapeutic or diagnostic purposes need to demonstrate highly defined binding specificity profiles. Engineering of an antibody to enhance or reduce binding to related antigens is often needed to achieve the desired biological activity without safety concern. Here, we describe a deep sequencing-aided engineering strategy to fine-tune the specificity of an angiopoietin-2 (Ang2)/vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) dual action Fab, 5A12.1 for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration...
June 6, 2017: MAbs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584715/the-ratio-of-serum-angiopoietin-1-to-angiopoietin-2-in-patients-with-cervical-cancer-is-a-valuable-diagnostic-and-prognostic-biomarker
#17
Ping Yang, Na Chen, Dongyun Yang, Janet Crane, Shouhua Yang, Hangyu Wang, Ruiqing Dong, Xiaoqing Yi, Lisha Xie, Guo Jing, Jing Cai, Zehua Wang
OBJECTIVES: Angiopoietins have been found to play essential roles in tumor angiogenesis. The present study was aimed at investigating the diagnostic and prognostic values of serum angiopoietin 1 and 2 (sAng-1 and sAng-2) in cervical cancer. METHODS: The sAng-1 and sAng-2 concentrations were analyzed in 77 women with cervical cancer, 44 women with cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) and 43 women without cervical lesions by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. The diagnostic values of sAng-1, sAng-2 and sAng-1/sAng-2 were evaluated by receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curves...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582314/angiopoietins-and-tie2-in-vascular-inflammation
#18
Samir M Parikh
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: As a subset of the organism-wide reaction to severe infection, the host vascular response has received increasing attention in recent years. The transformation that small blood vessels undergo to facilitate the clearance of pathogens may become harmful to the host if it occurs too broadly or if it is sustained too long. Adverse clinical manifestations of leaky and inflamed blood vessels include edema impairing the function of critical organs and circulatory shock. RECENT FINDINGS: The study suggests that this host vascular response may be both measurable and potentially targetable...
June 2, 2017: Current Opinion in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28565841/ultrasound-combined-with-targeted-cationic-microbubble-mediated-angiogenesis-gene-transfection-improves-ischemic-heart-function
#19
Qing Zhou, Qing Deng, Bo Hu, Yi-Jia Wang, Jin-Ling Chen, Jing-Jing Cui, Sheng Cao, Hong-Ning Song
The present study aimed to construct targeted cationic microbubbles (TCMBs) by synthesizing cationic microbubbles conjugated to an intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) antibody, and then to use the TCMBs to deliver the angiopoietin-1 (Ang-1) gene into infarcted heart tissue using ultrasound-mediated microbubble destruction. It was hypothesized that the TCMBs would accumulate in higher numbers than non-targeted cationic microbubbles (CMBs) in the infarcted heart, and would therefore increase the efficiency of targeted Ang-1 gene transfection and promote angiogenesis...
May 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562653/correction-constitutive-association-of-tie1-and-tie2-with-endothelial-integrins-is-functionally-modulated-by-angiopoietin-1-and-fibronectin
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Annamarie C Dalton, Tomer Shlamkovitch, Niv Papo, William A Barton
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0163732.].
2017: PloS One
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