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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818988/multiregional-tumor-drug-uptake-imaging-by-pet-and-microvascular-morphology-in-end-stage-diffuse-intrinsic-pontine-glioma
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Sophie E M Veldhuijzen van Zanten, A Charlotte P Sewing, Arthur van Lingen, Otto S Hoekstra, Pieter Wesseling, Michaël H Meel, Dannis G van Vuurden, Gertjan J L Kaspers, Esther Hulleman, Marianna Bugiani
Inadequate tumor uptake of the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) antibody bevacizumab could explain lack of effect in diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG). Methods: By combining data from a positron emission tomography (PET) imaging study using zirconium-89((89)Zr)-labeled bevacizumab and an autopsy study, a 1-on-1 analysis of multiregional in vivo and ex vivo (89)Zr-bevacizumab uptake, tumor histology and vascular morphology in a DIPG patient was performed. Results: In vivo (89)Zr-bevacizumab measurements showed heterogeneity between lesions...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814403/oxidized-low-density-lipoprotein-induced-microparticles-promote-endothelial-monocyte-adhesion-via-intercellular-adhesion-molecule-1
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Zhiwei Fu, Enchen Zhou, Xu Wang, Mingda Tian, Jian Kong, Jizhao Li, Liang Ji, Chenguang Niu, Haitao Shen, Shuying Dong, Changjie Liu, Alphons Vermorken, Belinda Belle Willard, Lingyun Zu, Lemin Zheng
Oxidized low density lipoprotein (oxLDL) accumulates early in atherosclerotic lesions and plays an important role in the progressive formation of atherosclerotic plaques. Endothelial derived microparticles (EMPs) form a heterogeneous population of < 1μm particles that shed from endothelial membranes upon activation. While EMPs are shown to be involved in atherosclerotic pathophysiology and progression, there is no report regarding to the relationship between oxLDL and EMPs. In this study we aim to determine the influence of oxLDL on endothelial microparticle release and the subsequent regulation of the endothelial activation...
August 16, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800128/adult-cardiac-stem-cells-are-multipotent-and-robustly-myogenic-c-kit-expression-is-necessary-but-not-sufficient-for-their-identification
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Carla Vicinanza, Iolanda Aquila, Mariangela Scalise, Francesca Cristiano, Fabiola Marino, Eleonora Cianflone, Teresa Mancuso, Pina Marotta, Walter Sacco, Fiona C Lewis, Liam Couch, Victoria Shone, Giulia Gritti, Annalaura Torella, Andrew J Smith, Cesare Mn Terracciano, Domenico Britti, Pierangelo Veltri, Ciro Indolfi, Bernardo Nadal-Ginard, Georgina M Ellison-Hughes, Daniele Torella
Multipotent adult resident cardiac stem cells (CSCs) were first identified by the expression of c-kit, the stem cell factor receptor. However, in the adult myocardium c-kit alone cannot distinguish CSCs from other c-kit-expressing (c-kit(pos)) cells. The adult heart indeed contains a heterogeneous mixture of c-kit(pos) cells, mainly composed of mast and endothelial/progenitor cells. This heterogeneity of cardiac c-kit(pos) cells has generated confusion and controversy about the existence and role of CSCs in the adult heart...
August 11, 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797294/the-anti-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-receptor-1-monoclonal-antibody-d16f7-inhibits-invasiveness-of-human-glioblastoma-and-glioblastoma-stem-cells
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Maria Grazia Atzori, Lucio Tentori, Federica Ruffini, Claudia Ceci, Lucia Lisi, Elena Bonanno, Manuel Scimeca, Eskil Eskilsson, Thomas Daubon, Hrvoje Miletic, Lucia Ricci Vitiani, Roberto Pallini, Pierluigi Navarra, Rolf Bjerkvig, Stefania D'Atri, Pedro Miguel Lacal, Grazia Graziani
BACKGROUND: Glioblastoma (GBM) is a highly migratory, invasive, and angiogenic brain tumor. Like vascular endothelial growth factor-A (VEGF-A), placental growth factor (PlGF) promotes GBM angiogenesis. VEGF-A is a ligand for both VEGF receptor-1 (VEGFR-1) and VEGFR-2, while PlGF interacts exclusively with VEGFR-1. We recently generated the novel anti-VEGFR-1 monoclonal antibody (mAb) D16F7 that diminishes VEGFR-1 homodimerization/activation without affecting VEGF-A and PlGF binding. METHODS: In the present study, we evaluated the expression of VEGFR-1 in human GBM tissue samples (n = 42) by immunohistochemistry, in cell lines (n = 6) and GBM stem cells (GSCs) (n = 18) by qRT-PCR and/or western blot analysis...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781091/dental-pulp-stem-cells-their-potential-in-reinnervation-and-angiogenesis-by-using-scaffolds
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Ivo Lambrichts, Ronald B Driesen, Yörg Dillen, Pascal Gervois, Jessica Ratajczak, Tim Vangansewinkel, Esther Wolfs, Annelies Bronckaers, Petra Hilkens
Dental pulp is a highly vascularized and innervated tissue containing a heterogeneous stem cell population with multilineage differentiation potential. Current endodontic treatments focus on the preservation of the pulp tissue and the regeneration of dental pulp after pathological insults. Human dental pulp stem cells (hDPSCs) are currently investigated as stem cell-based therapy for pulp regeneration and for peripheral nerve injury in which neurons and Schwann cells display limited regenerative capacity. We have developed a neuronal differentiation protocol for hDPSCs that requires neurosphere formation before neuronal maturation...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28778090/trastuzumab-distribution-in-an-in-vivo-and-in-vitro-model-of-brain-metastases-of-breast-cancer
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Tori B Terrell-Hall, Mohamed Ismail Nounou, Fatema El-Amrawy, Jessica I G Griffith, Paul R Lockman
BACKGROUND: Drug and antibody delivery to brain metastases has been highly debated in the literature. The blood-tumor barrier (BTB) is more permeable than the blood-brain barrier (BBB), and has shown to have highly functioning efflux transporters and barrier properties, which limits delivery of targeted therapies. METHODS: We characterized the permeability of 125I-trastuzumab in an in-vivo, and fluorescent trastuzumab-Rhodamine123 (t-Rho123) in a novel microfluidic in-vitro, BBB and BTB brain metastases of breast cancer model...
July 26, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775214/organotypic-vasculature-from-descriptive-heterogeneity-to-functional-pathophysiology
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Hellmut G Augustin, Gou Young Koh
Blood vessels form one of the body's largest surfaces serving as critical interface between the circulation and the different organ environments. They thereby exert gatekeeper functions on tissue homeostasis and adaptation to pathologic challenge. Vascular control of the tissue microenvironment is indispensable in development, hemostasis, inflammation, and metabolism as well as cancer and metastasis. This multitude of vascular functions is mediated by organ-specifically differentiated endothelial cells (EC), whose cellular and molecular heterogeneity has long been recognized...
August 3, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771437/carotid-intima-media-thickness-in-a-girl-with-sitosterolemia-carrying-a-homozygous-mutation-in-the-abcg5-gene
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Hideaki Yagasaki, Takaya Nakane, Takako Toda, Kisho Kobayashi, Kouki Aoyama, Takeshi Ichikawa, Kanji Sugita
BACKGROUND: Sitosterolemia is a rare lipid metabolism disorder that involves storage of plant sterols. This disease is associated with atherosclerosis, but detailed vascular endothelial assessment is difficult. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a 5-year-old girl with sitosterolemia who presented with xanthomas at 23 months of age. Her total cholesterol was 868 mg/dL, and her plasma sitosterol level was 9.48 mg/dL. Direct sequencing detected a homozygous mutation in gene ABCG5 (p...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768912/single-cell-profiling-reveals-gpcr-heterogeneity-and-functional-patterning-during-neuroinflammation
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Denise Tischner, Myriam Grimm, Harmandeep Kaur, Daniel Staudenraus, Jorge Carvalho, Mario Looso, Stefan Günther, Florian Wanke, Sonja Moos, Nelly Siller, Johanna Breuer, Nicholas Schwab, Frauke Zipp, Ari Waisman, Florian C Kurschus, Stefan Offermanns, Nina Wettschureck
GPCR expression was intensively studied in bulk cDNA of leukocyte populations, but limited data are available with respect to expression in individual cells. Here, we show a microfluidic-based single-cell GPCR expression analysis in primary T cells, myeloid cells, and endothelial cells under naive conditions and during experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis, the mouse model of multiple sclerosis. We found that neuroinflammation induces characteristic changes in GPCR heterogeneity and patterning, and we identify various functionally relevant subgroups with specific GPCR profiles among spinal cord-infiltrating CD4 T cells, macrophages, microglia, or endothelial cells...
August 3, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766509/high-density-lipoprotein-metabolism-and-reverse-cholesterol-transport-strategies-for-raising-hdl-cholesterol
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Katerina Tosheska Trajkovska, Sonja Topuzovska
A key to effective treatment of cardiovascular disease is to understand the body's complex lipoprotein transport system. Reverse cholesterol transport (RCT) is the process of cholesterol movement from the extrahepatic tissues back to the liver. Lipoproteins containing apoA-I [highdensity lipoprotein (HDL)] are key mediators in RCT, whereas non-high-density lipoproteins (non-HDL, lipoproteins containing apoB) are involved in the lipid delivery pathway. HDL particles are heterogeneous; they differ in proportion of proteins and lipids, size, shape, and charge...
August 2017: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763062/pathogen-mediated-nmda-receptor-autoimmunity-and-cellular-barrier-dysfunction-in-schizophrenia
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G Kannan, K L Gressitt, S Yang, C R Stallings, E Katsafanas, L A Schweinfurth, C L G Savage, M B Adamos, K M Sweeney, A E Origoni, S Khushalani, S Bahn, F M Leweke, F B Dickerson, R H Yolken, M V Pletnikov, E G Severance
Autoantibodies that bind the N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) may underlie glutamate receptor hypofunction and related cognitive impairment found in schizophrenia. Exposure to neurotropic pathogens can foster an autoimmune-prone environment and drive systemic inflammation leading to endothelial barrier defects. In mouse model cohorts, we demonstrate that infection with the protozoan parasite, Toxoplasma gondii, caused sustained elevations of IgG class antibodies to the NMDAR in conjunction with compromised blood-gut and blood-brain barriers...
August 1, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760411/polymorphisms-of-mthfr-enos-ace-agt-apoe-pon1-pde4d-and-ischemic-stroke-meta-analysis
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Loo Keat Wei, Anthony Au, Saras Menon, Lyn R Griffiths, Cheah Wee Kooi, Looi Irene, Jiangyang Zhao, Chaeyoung Lee, Avdonina Maria Alekseevna, Muhammad Radzi Abdul Hassan, Zariah Abdul Aziz
INTRODUCTION: The association between ischemic stroke and genetic polymorphisms of methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR; 677C>T and 1298A>C), endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS; -786T>C, +894G>T, and variable number tandem repeat [VNTR]), phosphodiesterase 4D (PDE4D; SNPs 83 and 87), angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) I/D, angiotensinogen (AGT) 235M>T, paraoxonase 1 (PON1) 192Q>R, and apolipoprotein E (ApoE) ε2ε3ε4 remains inconclusive. Therefore, this updated meta-analysis aimed to clarify the presumed influence of genetic polymorphisms on ischemic stroke by meta-analyzing the comprehensive coverage of all individual association studies...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759010/establishment-and-long-term-culture-of-human-cystic-fibrosis-endothelial-cells
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Roberto Plebani, Romina Tripaldi, Paola Lanuti, Antonio Recchiuti, Sara Patruno, Sara Di Silvestre, Pasquale Simeone, Marco Anile, Federico Venuta, Marco Prioletta, Felice Mucilli, Paola Del Porto, Marco Marchisio, Assunta Pandolfi, Mario Romano
Endothelial cell (EC) dysfunction has been reported in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. Thus, the availability of CF EC is paramount to uncover mechanisms of endothelial dysfunction in CF. Using collagenase digestion, we isolated cells from small fragments of pulmonary artery dissected from non-CF lobes or explanted CF lungs. These cells were a heterogeneous mixture, containing variable percentages of EC. To obtain virtually pure pulmonary artery endothelial cells (PAEC), we developed an easy, inexpensive, and reliable method, based on the differential adhesion time of pulmonary artery cells collected after collagenase digestion...
July 31, 2017: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756136/addressing-the-best-treatment-for-non-clear-cell-renal-cell-carcinoma-a-meta-analysis-of-randomised-clinical-trials-comparing-vegfr-tkis-versus-mtori-targeted-therapies
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Chiara Ciccarese, Roberto Iacovelli, Matteo Brunelli, Francesco Massari, Davide Bimbatti, Emanuela Fantinel, Vincenzo De Marco, Antonio Benito Porcaro, Guido Martignoni, Walter Artibani, Giampaolo Tortora
AIM: Non-clear cell renal cell carcinoma (nccRCC) tumours include a heterogeneous group of malignancies that profoundly differ in terms of morphology, genetic profile, clinical behaviour and prognosis. The optimal treatment algorithm for nccRCC is still unknown and derived mainly from evidence available for ccRCC, being therefore represented by targeted agents against vascular endothelial growth factor and mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathways. We aimed to compare the efficacy of vascular endothelial growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors (VEGFR-TKis) and mTOR inhibitors (mTORi) for the treatment of nccRCC patients...
July 27, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752870/endothelium-induced-three-dimensional-invasion-of-heterogeneous-glioma-initiating-cells-in-a-microfluidic-coculture-platform
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Yuta Chonan, Sotaro Taki, Oltea Sampetrean, Hideyuki Saya, Ryo Sudo
Glioblastoma (GBM) is a highly invasive primary brain tumor that displays cellular heterogeneity, which is composed of glioma initiating cells (GICs) and their differentiated progeny. GICs play an important role in driving aggressive invasion. In particular, the interaction between GICs and blood vessels is critical because blood vessels are known to serve as routes for the invasion of GICs. However, the effect of endothelial cells on the three-dimensional (3D) invasion process of GICs as well as the spatial relationship between GICs and their differentiated progeny remains unclear...
July 28, 2017: Integrative Biology: Quantitative Biosciences From Nano to Macro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750481/aqueous-shunts-for-glaucoma
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REVIEW
Victoria L Tseng, Anne L Coleman, Melinda Y Chang, Joseph Caprioli
BACKGROUND: Aqueous shunts are employed to control intraocular pressure (IOP) for people with primary or secondary glaucomas who fail or are not candidates for standard surgery. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness and safety of aqueous shunts for reducing IOP in glaucoma compared with standard surgery, another type of aqueous shunt, or modification to the aqueous shunt procedure. SEARCH METHODS: We searched CENTRAL (which contains the Cochrane Eyes and Vision Trials Register) (2016, Issue 8), MEDLINE Ovid (1946 to August 2016), Embase...
July 28, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748411/the-role-of-von-willebrand-factor-in-thrombotic-microangiopathy
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REVIEW
Damien G Noone, Magdalena Riedl, Christoph Licht
Thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) is caused by thrombus formation in the microvasculature. The disease spectrum of TMA includes, amongst others, thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) and atypical haemolytic uraemic syndrome (aHUS). TTP is caused by defective cleavage of von Willebrand factor (VWF), whereas aHUS is caused by overshooting complement activation and subsequent endothelial cell (EC) injury. Despite their distinct pathophysiology, the clinical manifestation of TTP and aHUS consisting of microangiopathic haemolytic anaemia and thrombocytopenia is often similar and difficult to distinguish...
July 26, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744783/towards-the-identification-of-hemodynamic-parameters-involved-in-arteriovenous-fistula-maturation-and-failure-a-review
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Marco Franzoni, Michael T Walsh
Native arteriovenous fistulas have a high failure rate mainly due to the lack of maturation and uncontrolled neo-intimal hyperplasia development. Newly established hemodynamics is thought to be central in driving the fistula fate, after surgical creation. To investigate the effects of realistic wall shear stress stimuli on endothelial cells, an in vitro approach is necessary in order to reduce the complexity of the in vivo environment. After a systematic review, realistic WSS waveforms were selected and analysed in terms of magnitude, temporal gradient, presence of reversing phases (oscillatory shear index, OSI) and frequency content (hemodynamics index, HI)...
July 25, 2017: Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739514/inhibition-of-blood-brain-barrier-efflux-transporters-promotes-seizure-in-pregnant-rats-role-of-circulating-factors
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Abbie C Johnson, Erica S Hammer, Sophie Sakkaki, Sarah M Tremble, Gregory L Holmes, Marilyn J Cipolla
Seizure-provoking factors circulate late in gestation during normal pregnancy, but do not readily gain access to the brain due to the protective nature of the blood-brain barrier. In particular, efflux transporters are powerful ATP-driven pumps that actively prevent unwanted compounds from entering the brain. We hypothesized that acute inhibition of efflux transporters at the blood-brain barrier would result in spontaneous seizures in pregnant rats. We further hypothesized that the blood-brain barrier protects the maternal brain from seizure by increasing expression and/or activity of p-glycoprotein (P-gp), a major efflux transporter...
July 21, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736316/early-actions-of-antivascular-endothelial-growth-factor-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-receptor-drugs-on-angiogenic-blood-vessels
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Basel Sitohy, Sunghee Chang, Tracey E Sciuto, Elizabeth Masse, Mei Shen, Peter M Kang, Shou-Ching Jaminet, Laura E Benjamin, Rupal S Bhatt, Ann M Dvorak, Janice A Nagy, Harold F Dvorak
Tumors induce their heterogeneous vasculature by secreting vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-A. Anti-VEGF/VEGF receptor (VEGFR) drugs may treat cancer, but the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. An adenovirus expressing VEGF-A (Ad-VEGF-A(164)) replicates the tumor vasculature in mice without tumor cells. Mother vessels (MVs) are the first angiogenic vessel type to form in tumors and after Ad-VEGF-A(164). Multiday treatments with a VEGF trap reverted MVs back to normal microvessels. We now show that, within hours, a single dose of several anti-VEGF drugs collapsed MVs to form glomeruloid microvascular proliferations (GMPs), accompanied by only modest endothelial cell death...
July 21, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
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