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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931046/perivascular-pdgfr-%C3%AE-is-an-independent-marker-for-prognosis-in-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Magnus Frödin, Artur Mezheyeuski, Sara Corvigno, Ulrika Harmenberg, Per Sandström, Lars Egevad, Martin Johansson, Arne Östman
BACKGROUND: Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is a highly vascularised tumour, where anti-angiogenic treatment with multi-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor, is used for first-line treatment of metastatic disease. Variations in vascular characteristics are likely to contribute to variations in intrinsic aggressiveness of the disease. Emerging studies are identifying perivascular status, including perivascular PDGFR-β, as a determinant of prognosis in other tumour types. METHODS: This work explored the impact on prognosis of vascular characteristics in RCC through analyses of a population-based collection of tumours from surgery-alone-treated patients...
December 8, 2016: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916240/spatial-phenotyping-of-the-endocardial-endothelium-as-a-function-of-intracardiac-hemodynamic-shear-stress
#2
Margaret E McCormick, Elisabetta Manduchi, Walter R T Witschey, Robert C Gorman, Joseph H Gorman, Yi-Zhou Jiang, Christian J Stoeckert, Alex J Barker, Samuel Yoon, Michael Markl, Peter F Davies
Despite substantial evidence for the central role of hemodynamic shear stress in the functional integrity of vascular endothelial cells, hemodynamic and molecular regulation of the endocardial endothelium lining the heart chambers remains understudied. We propose that regional differences in intracardiac hemodynamics influence differential endocardial gene expression leading to phenotypic heterogeneity of this cell layer. Measurement of intracardiac hemodynamics was performed using 4-dimensional flow MRI in healthy humans (n=8) and pigs (n=5)...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914820/cell-therapy-in-critical-limb-ischemia-a-comprehensive-analysis-of-two-cell-therapy-products
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Claire Tournois, Bernard Pignon, Marie-Antoinette Sevestre, Rida Al-Rifai, Valerie Creuza, Gaël Poitevin, Caroline François, Philippe Nguyen
BACKGROUND: Cell therapy has been proposed as a salvage limb procedure in critical limb ischemia (CLI). In spite of the fact that clinical trials found some efficacy, the mechanism of action remains elusive. The objective of this study was to characterize two autologous cell therapy products (CTPs) obtained from patients with advanced peripheral arterial disease. METHODS: Bone marrow (BM-CTPs) (n = 20) and CTPs obtained by non-mobilized cytapheresis (peripheral blood [PB]-CTPs) (n = 20) were compared...
November 30, 2016: Cytotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903529/angiocrine-bmp2-signaling-in-murine-liver-controls-normal-iron-homeostasis
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Philipp-Sebastian Koch, Victor Olsavszky, Friederike Ulbrich, Carsten Sticht, Alexandra Demory, Thomas Leibing, Thomas Henzler, Mathias Meyer, Johanna Zierow, Sven Schneider, Katja Breitkopf-Heinlein, Haristi Gaitantzi, Bradley Spencer-Dene, Bernd Arnold, Kay Klapproth, Kai Schledzewski, Sergij Goerdt, Cyrill Géraud
Microvascular endothelial cells (EC) display a high degree of phenotypic and functional heterogeneity among different organs. Organ-specific EC control their tissue microenvironment by angiocrine factors in health and disease. Liver sinusoidal EC (LSEC) are uniquely differentiated to fulfil important organ-specific functions in development, under homeostatic conditions, and in regeneration and liver pathology. Recently, Bmp2 has been identified by us as an organ-specific angiokine derived from LSEC. To study angiocrine Bmp2 signaling in the liver, we conditionally deleted Bmp2 in LSEC using EC subtype-specific Stab2-Cre mice...
November 30, 2016: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903220/santavac-%C3%A2-a-novel-universal-antigen-composition-for-developing-cancer-vaccines
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Petr Genrievich Lokhov, Elena Evgenevna Balashova
BACKGROUND: Development of a universal cancer vaccine for the prevention of all cancers has been under development for many years. Antiangiogenic cancer vaccines elicit immune responses with the potential of destroying tumor vasculature endothelial cells without affecting vasculature integrity in normal tissues. The methods used in the development of antigen compositions comprising these vaccines have been recently improved and described in this report in the context of SANTAVAC ™ development - the first cancer vaccine based on endothelial cell heterogeneity...
November 30, 2016: Recent Patents on Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902583/adverse-events-risk-associated-with-anti-vegfr-agents-in-the-treatment-of-advanced-nonsmall-cell-lung-cancer-a-meta-analysis
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Biao Gu, WenChuang Gao, HongJun Chu, Jian Gao, Zhi Fu, Hui Ding, JunJie Lv, QingQuan Wu
To perform this meta-analysis, we investigated the risk of the most clinically relevant adverse events related to antivascular endothelial growth factor receptor (VEGFR) agents in advanced nonsmall-cell lung cancer (NSCLC).A comprehensive literature search for studies published up to October 2015 was performed. Prospective randomized controlled phase II/III clinical trials that comparing therapy with or without anti-VEGFR agents for advanced NSCLC were included for analysis. Summary relative risk (RR) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated using random effects or fixed effects according to the heterogeneity among included trials...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901007/interindividual-heterogeneity-of-hypoxic-response-of-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-and-intercellular-adhesive-molecule-1-in-monocytes-from-diabetic-patients
#7
Zhi-Kun Yang, Zhuo-Zai Xu, Xiao Zhang, Fei Gao, Wei-Hong Yu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895822/linagliptin-alleviates-fatty-liver-disease-in-diabetic-db-db-mice
#8
Svetlana V Michurina, Irina Ju Ishenko, Vadim V Klimontov, Sergey A Archipov, Natalia E Myakina, Marina A Cherepanova, Eugenii L Zavjalov, Galina V Koncevaya, Vladimir I Konenkov
AIM: To study the effects of linagliptin on the structural signs of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in db/db mice. METHODS: Male diabetic db/db mice (BKS.Cg-Dock7(m+)/(+)Lepr(db)/J) aged 10 wk received the dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP4) inhibitor linagliptin (10 mg/kg) or saline as a placebo once per day by gavage for 8 wk. Intact db/db mice served as controls. Structural changes in the liver were analyzed from light and electron microscopic images of sections from intact, placebo-treated and linagliptin-treated animals...
November 15, 2016: World Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879252/high-density-lipoprotein-associated-apolipoprotein-m-limits-endothelial-inflammation-by-delivering-sphingosine-1-phosphate-to-the-sphingosine-1-phosphate-receptor-1
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Mario Ruiz, Cecilia Frej, Andreas Holmér, Li J Guo, Sinh Tran, Björn Dahlbäck
OBJECTIVE: Plasma high-density lipoproteins (HDL) are potent antiatherogenic and anti-inflammatory particles. However, HDL particles are highly heterogenic in composition, and different HDL-mediated functions can be ascribed to different subclasses of HDL. Only a small HDL population contains apolipoprotein M (ApoM), which is the main plasma carrier of the bioactive lipid mediator sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P). Vascular inflammation is modulated by S1P, but both pro- and anti-inflammatory roles have been ascribed to S1P...
November 22, 2016: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877132/immunophenotyping-reveals-the-diversity-of-human-dental-pulp-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-in-vivo-and-their-evolution-upon-in-vitro-amplification
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Maxime Ducret, Hugo Fabre, Olivier Degoul, Gianluigi Atzeni, Colin McGuckin, Nico Forraz, Frédéric Mallein-Gerin, Emeline Perrier-Groult, Brigitte Alliot-Licht, Jean-Christophe Farges
Mesenchymal stromal/stem cells (MSCs) from human dental pulp (DP) can be expanded in vitro for cell-based and regenerative dentistry therapeutic purposes. However, their heterogeneity may be a hurdle to the achievement of reproducible and predictable therapeutic outcomes. To get a better knowledge about this heterogeneity, we designed a flow cytometric strategy to analyze the phenotype of DP cells in vivo and upon in vitro expansion with stem cell markers. We focused on the CD31(-) cell population to exclude endothelial and leukocytic cells...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870831/asymmetric-division-coordinates-collective-cell-migration-in-angiogenesis
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Guilherme Costa, Kyle I Harrington, Holly E Lovegrove, Donna J Page, Shilpa Chakravartula, Katie Bentley, Shane P Herbert
The asymmetric division of stem or progenitor cells generates daughters with distinct fates and regulates cell diversity during tissue morphogenesis. However, roles for asymmetric division in other more dynamic morphogenetic processes, such as cell migration, have not previously been described. Here we combine zebrafish in vivo experimental and computational approaches to reveal that heterogeneity introduced by asymmetric division generates multicellular polarity that drives coordinated collective cell migration in angiogenesis...
November 21, 2016: Nature Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863843/score2-report-2-study-design-and-baseline-characteristics
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Ingrid U Scott, Paul C VanVeldhuisen, Michael S Ip, Barbara A Blodi, Neal L Oden, Maria Figueroa, Pravin U Dugel
PURPOSE: To describe the design and baseline characteristics of participants in the Study of COmparative Treatments for REtinal Vein Occlusion 2 (SCORE2) and to compare with cohorts from other retinal vein occlusion trials. DESIGN: Phase III prospective, multicenter, randomized clinical trial designed to assess whether intravitreal bevacizumab is noninferior to intravitreal aflibercept for treatment of decreased vision attributable to macular edema associated with central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) or hemiretinal vein occlusion (HRVO)...
November 15, 2016: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855197/efficacy-of-anti-vegf-vegfr-agents-on-animal-models-of-endometriosis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Shuangge Liu, Xiaoyan Xin, Teng Hua, Rui Shi, Shuqi Chi, Zhishan Jin, Hongbo Wang
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is the most important promotor of angiogenesis. Some studies indicate that anti-angiogenic agents that interfere with VEGF and its receptor (VEGFR), i.e., anti-VEGF/VEGFR agents, may be applied to treat endometriosis. This meta-analysis investigated the efficacy of anti-VEGF/VEGFR agents in animal models of endometriosis. METHODS: A systematic literature search was performed for animal studies published in English or Chinese from January 1995 to June 2016, which evaluated the effect of anti-VEGF/VEGFR agents on endometriosis...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846715/-multistep-process-of-establishing-carcinoma-metastases
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E Ondroušková, L Sommerová, R Hrstka
BACKGROUND: Dissemination of cancer cells from the primary tumor and establishment of therapy-resistant distant metastases is the most common cause of human cancer deaths. The primary tumor consists of a heterogeneous population of cancer cells that have to overcome activity of the immune system, insufficient delivery of nutrients and oxygen, chemotherapy, radiotherapy etc. that lead to the selection of resistant and plastic cancer cells. Another selection pressure during metastatic spread gives rise to resistant subpopulations of cells, capable of surviving and proliferating in the hostile microenvironment of distant tissues...
2016: Klinická Onkologie: Casopis Ceské a Slovenské Onkologické Spolecnosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836804/the-shape-effect-of-magnetic-mesoporous-silica-nanoparticles-on-endocytosis-biocompatibility-and-biodistribution
#15
Dan Shao, Meng-Meng Lu, Ya-Wei Zhao, Fan Zhang, Yong-Fei Tan, Xiao Zheng, Yue Pan, Xuan-Ang Xiao, Zheng Wang, Wen-Fei Dong, Jing Li, Li Chen
: Although the aspect ratio (AR) play a crucial role in determining biological effects of homogeneous nanomaterials, studies available concerning how the shape contributes to biological effect of heterogeneous nanomaterials is limited. To systematically clarify the shape influence on the endocytosis, biocompatibility and biodistribution of magnetic mesoporous silica nanoparticles (M-MSNPs), three FITC-labeled M-MSNPs with different aspect ratio (AR=1, 2, and 4) were specifically designed and constructed through altering the ratios of CTAB/TEOS in a modified so-gel method...
November 9, 2016: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835669/the-glutaminase-1-inhibitor-968-enhances-dihydroartemisinin-mediated-antitumor-efficacy-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells
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Diancheng Wang, Gang Meng, Meihong Zheng, Yonghui Zhang, Aiping Chen, Junhua Wu, Jiwu Wei
Reprogrammed metabolism and redox homeostasis are potential targets of cancer therapy. Our previous study demonstrated that the kidney form of glutaminase (GLS1) is highly expressed in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells and can be used as a target for effective anticancer therapy. Dihydroartemisinin (DHA) increases intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) levels leading to cytotoxicity in cancer cells. However, the heterogeneity of cancer cells often leads to differing responses to oxidative lesions. For instance, cancer cells with high ratio of GSH/GSSG, a critical ROS scavenger, are resistant to ROS-induced cytotoxicity...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834459/histological-changes-of-the-acetabular-labrum-in-coxarthrosis-labral-degeneration-and-repair
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Marcin E Domzalski, Marek Synder, Anna Karauda, Wielislaw Papierz
INTRODUCTION: The current study was designed to describe types of histological changes within the acetabular labrum in the advanced stages of coxarthrosis, in patients requiring total hip arthroplasty (THA). METHODS: 77 consecutive patients without systemic disorders or prior hip surgery, scheduled for THA with 3 types of coxarthrosis: avascular necrosis (AVN), idiopathic, and dysplastic coxarthrosis were analysed. Patient's data: age, gender, side of the involvement, duration of the symptoms were recorded, and standard anteroposterior (AP) radiographic views of the pelvis were obtained...
November 9, 2016: Hip International: the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Research on Hip Pathology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834190/differentiated-smooth-muscle-cells-generate-a-subpopulation-of-resident-vascular-progenitor-cells-in-the-adventitia-regulated-by-klf4
#18
Mark W Majesky, Henrick Horita, Allison Ostriker, Sizhao Lu, Jenna N Regan, Ashim K Bagchi, Xiu R Dong, Joanna M Poczobutt, Raphael A Nemenoff, Mary C Weiser-Evans
RATIONALE: The vascular adventitia is a complex layer of the vessel wall consisting of vasa vasorum microvessels, nerves, fibroblasts, immune cells, and resident progenitor cells. Adventitial progenitors express the stem cell markers, Sca1 and CD34 (AdvSca1 cells), have the potential to differentiate in vitro into multiple lineages, and potentially contribute to intimal lesions in vivo. OBJECTIVE: While emerging data support the existence of AdvSca1 cells, the goal of this study was to determine their origin, degree of multipotency and/or heterogeneity, and contribution to vessel remodeling...
November 9, 2016: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832825/heterogeneity-of-proangiogenic-features-in-mesenchymal-stem-cells-derived-from-bone-marrow-adipose-tissue-umbilical-cord-and-placenta
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Wen Jing Du, Ying Chi, Zhou Xin Yang, Zong Jin Li, Jun Jie Cui, Bao Quan Song, Xue Li, Shao Guang Yang, Zhi Bo Han, Zhong Chao Han
BACKGROUND: Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been widely proven effective for therapeutic angiogenesis in ischemia animal models as well as clinical vascular diseases. Because of the invasive method, limited resources, and aging problems of adult tissue-derived MSCs, more perinatal tissue-derived MSCs have been isolated and studied as promising substitutable MSCs for cell transplantation. However, fewer studies have comparatively studied the angiogenic efficacy of MSCs derived from different tissues sources...
November 10, 2016: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832801/gene-expression-comparison-reveals-distinct-basal-expression-of-hox-members-and-differential-tnf-induced-response-between-brain-and-spinal-cord-derived-microvascular-endothelial-cells
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Yves Molino, Françoise Jabès, Amandine Bonnet, Nicolas Gaudin, Anne Bernard, Philippe Benech, Michel Khrestchatisky
BACKGROUND: The heterogeneity of endothelial cell types underlies their remarkable ability to sub-specialize and provide specific requirements for a given vascular bed. Here, we compared rat microvascular endothelial cells (MECs) derived from the brain and spinal cord in both basal and inflammatory conditions. METHODS: We used whole rat genome microarrays to compare, at different time points, basal and TNF-α-induced gene expression of rat MECs from in vitro models of the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and blood-spinal cord barrier (BSCB)...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Neuroinflammation
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