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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918307/vegf-regulates-local-inhibitory-complement-proteins-in-the-eye-and-kidney
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Lindsay S Keir, Rachel Firth, Lyndsey Aponik, Daniel Feitelberg, Susumu Sakimoto, Edith Aguilar, Gavin I Welsh, Anna Richards, Yoshihiko Usui, Simon C Satchell, Valeryia Kuzmuk, Richard J Coward, Jonathan Goult, Katherine R Bull, Ruchi Sharma, Kapil Bharti, Peter D Westenskow, Iacovos P Michael, Moin A Saleem, Martin Friedlander
Outer retinal and renal glomerular functions rely on specialized vasculature maintained by VEGF that is produced by neighboring epithelial cells, the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) and podocytes, respectively. Dysregulation of RPE- and podocyte-derived VEGF is associated with neovascularization in wet age-related macular degeneration (ARMD), choriocapillaris degeneration, and glomerular thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA). Since complement activation and genetic variants in inhibitory complement factor H (CFH) are also features of both ARMD and TMA, we hypothesized that VEGF and CFH interact...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917311/rock-inhibition-promotes-attachment-proliferation-and-wound-closure-in-human-embryonic-stem-cell-derived-retinal-pigmented-epithelium
#2
Roxanne H Croze, William J Thi, Dennis O Clegg
PURPOSE: Nonexudative (dry) age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of blindness in the elderly, is associated with the loss of retinal pigmented epithelium (RPE) cells and the development of geographic atrophy, which are areas devoid of RPE cells and photoreceptors. One possible treatment option would be to stimulate RPE attachment and proliferation to replace dying/dysfunctional RPE and bring about wound repair. Clinical trials are underway testing injections of RPE cells derived from pluripotent stem cells to determine their safety and efficacy in treating AMD...
November 2016: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914705/pigment-epithelium-derived-factor-a-noninhibitory-serine-protease-inhibitor-is-renoprotective-by-inhibiting-the-wnt-pathway
#3
Xuemin He, Rui Cheng, Kyoungmin Park, Siribhinya Benyajati, Gennadiy Moiseyev, Chengyi Sun, Lorin E Olson, Yanhui Yang, Bonnie K Eby, Kai Lau, Jian-Xing Ma
Pigment epithelium-derived factor (PEDF) expression is downregulated in the kidneys of diabetic rats, and delivery of PEDF suppressed renal fibrotic factors in these animals. PEDF has multiple functions including anti-angiogenic, anti-inflammatory and antifibrotic activities. Since the mechanism underlying its antifibrotic effect remains unclear, we studied this in several murine models of renal disease. Renal PEDF levels were significantly reduced in genetic models of type 1 and type 2 diabetes (Akita and db/db, respectively), negatively correlating with Wnt signaling activity in the kidneys...
November 30, 2016: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909796/-clinical-morphological-and-molecular-biological-characteristics-of-the-aging-eye
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M R R Böhm, H Thomasen, F Parnitzke, K-P Steuhl
BACKGROUND: The physiological aging of the eye is associated with loss of visual function. Age-related changes of the eye can result in ophthalmological diseases. The aim of this article is to display morphological, histological and molecular biological alterations of the aging eye. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A web-based search and review of the literature for aging of the visual system including cornea, lens, vitreous humor, retina, retinal pigment epithelium (RPE), choroidea and optic nerve were carried out...
December 1, 2016: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895936/neovascular-glaucoma-a-review
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Gustavo B Rodrigues, Ricardo Y Abe, Camila Zangalli, Savio L Sodre, Flavia A Donini, Danilo C Costa, Andre Leite, Joao P Felix, Marcelo Torigoe, Alberto Diniz-Filho, Homero Gusmão de Almeida
Neovascular glaucoma (NVG) is a secondary glaucoma generally associated with poor visual prognosis. The development of new vessels over the iris and the iridocorneal angle can obstruct aqueous humor outflow and lead to increased intraocular pressure. The underlying pathogenesis in most cases is posterior segment ischemia, which is most commonly secondary to proliferative diabetic retinopathy or central vein retinal occlusion. The neovascularization process in the eye is driven by the events that alter the homeostatic balance between pro-angiogenic factors, such as the vascular endothelial growth factor and anti-angiogenic factors, such as the pigment-epithelium-derived factor...
2016: International Journal of Retina and Vitreous
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27820950/the-ingenious-interactions-between-macrophages-and-functionally-plastic-retinal-pigment-epithelium-cells
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Takahiro Yamawaki, Eiko Ito, Atsushi Mukai, Morio Ueno, Jun Yamada, Chie Sotozono, Shigeru Kinoshita, Junji Hamuro
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to clarify the interactions between macrophages (MPs) and RPE cells in coculture systems to investigate the functional plasticity of RPE cells. Methods: Adherent peritoneal cells or murine MP cell line Raw 264.7 was cocultured with primary RPE cells taken from C57BL/6 mice, with or without lipopolysaccharide (LPS) or TNF-α stimulation. The cytokine levels of the culture supernatants (CSs) were then analyzed with the Bio-Plex murine 23-Plex Panel Assay Kit (Bio-Rad Laboratories)...
November 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810736/oxalomalate-reduces-expression-and-secretion-of-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-in-the-retinal-pigment-epithelium-and-inhibits-angiogenesis-implications-for-age-related-macular-degeneration
#7
Sung Hwan Kim, Hyunjin Kim, Hyeong Jun Ku, Jung Hyun Park, Hanvit Cha, Seoyoon Lee, Jin Hyup Lee, Jeen-Woo Park
Clinical and experimental observations indicate a critical role for vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), secreted by the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE), in pathological angiogenesis and the development of choroidal neovascularization (CNV) in age-related macular degeneration (AMD). RPE-mediated VEGF expression, leading to angiogenesis, is a major signaling mechanism underlying ocular neovascular disease. Inhibiting this signaling pathway with a therapeutic molecule is a promising anti-angiogenic strategy to treat this disease with potentially fewer side effects...
October 24, 2016: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796462/novel-mutations-in-serpinf1-result-in-rare-osteogenesis-imperfecta-type-vi
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Jian-Yi Wang, Yi Liu, Li-Jie Song, Fang Lv, Xiao-Jie Xu, A San, Jian Wang, Huan-Ming Yang, Zi-Ying Yang, Yan Jiang, Ou Wang, Wei-Bo Xia, Xiao-Ping Xing, Mei Li
Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a group of inherited disorders characterized by recurrent fragile fractures. Serpin peptidase inhibitor, clade F, member 1 (SERPINF1) is known to cause a distinct, extremely rare autosomal recessive form of type VI OI. Here we report, for the first time, the detection of SERPINF1 mutations in Chinese OI patients. We designed a novel targeted next-generation sequencing panel of OI-related genes to identify pathogenic mutations, which were confirmed with Sanger sequencing and by co-segregation analysis...
October 28, 2016: Calcified Tissue International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27774118/nuclear-factor-erythroid-derived-related-factor-2-associated-retinal-pigment-epithelial-cell-protection-under-blue-light-induced-oxidative-stress
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Kei Takayama, Hiroki Kaneko, Keiko Kataoka, Reona Kimoto, Shiang-Jyi Hwang, Fuxiang Ye, Yosuke Nagasaka, Taichi Tsunekawa, Toshiyuki Matsuura, Norie Nonobe, Yasuki Ito, Hiroko Terasaki
Purpose. It is a matter of increasing concern that exposure to light-emitting diodes (LED), particularly blue light (BL), damages retinal cells. This study aimed to investigate the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) damage caused by BL and to elucidate the role of nuclear factor (erythroid-derived)-related factor 2 (Nrf2) in the pathogenesis of BL-induced RPE damage. Methods. ARPE-19, a human RPE cell line, and mouse primary RPE cells from wild-type and Nrf2 knockout (Nrf2(-/-)) mice were cultured under blue LED exposure (intermediate wavelength, 450 nm)...
2016: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27750286/secretion-profile-of-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-retinal-pigment-epithelium-during-wound-healing
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Whitney A Greene, Teresa A Burke, Elaine D Por, Ramesh R Kaini, Heuy-Ching Wang
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to characterize the secretion profile of induced pluripotent stem cell-derived retinal pigment epithelium (iPS-RPE) during wound healing. iPS-RPE was used to develop an in vitro wound healing model. We hypothesized that iPS-RPE secretes cytokines and growth factors which act in an autocrine manner to promote migration and proliferation of cells during wound healing. Methods: iPS-RPE was grown in transwells until fully confluent and pigmented...
August 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27748324/pigment-epithelium-derived-factor-and-matrix-metalloproteinase-9-in-liver-cirrhosis
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Joanna Kozlowska, Tomasz Mikula, Magdalena Suchacz, Joanna Jabnonska, Wojciech Stanczak, Janusz Cianciara, Alicja Wiercinska-Drapalo
BACKGROUND/AIM: The aim of this study was to assess the role of serum pigment epithelium-derived factor (PEDF) and matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) in progression of liver cirrhosis and development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Serum levels of PEDF and MMP-9 were tested in 212 patients with liver cirrhosis and in a control group of 30 healthy volunteers. HCC was diagnosed in 45 of the 212 patients studied (21%). RESULTS: Serum PEDF and MMP-9 were higher in the study group than that in the control group (P < 0...
September 2016: Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Saudi Gastroenterology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27716557/circulating-level-of-pigment-epithelium-derived-factor-is-associated-with-vascular-function-and-structure-a-cross-sectional-study
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Masato Kajikawa, Tatsuya Maruhashi, Yumiko Iwamoto, Akimichi Iwamoto, Nozomu Oda, Shinji Kishimoto, Shogo Matsui, Yoshiki Aibara, Takayuki Hidaka, Yasuki Kihara, Kazuaki Chayama, Chikara Goto, Kensuke Noma, Ayumu Nakashima, Takanori Matsui, Sho-Ichi Yamagishi, Yukihito Higashi
BACKGROUND: Pigment epithelium-derived factor (PEDF) is a glycoprotein that belongs to the superfamily of serine protease inhibitors. It is thought that PEDF plays a protective role against atherosclerosis. Clinical studies have shown that serum levels of PEDF are increased in subjects with cardiovascular risk factors. The role of PEDF in cardiovascular disease is still controversial. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the associations between serum levels of PEDF and vascular function and structure...
October 3, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27695972/aliskiren-decreases-oxidative-stress-and-angiogenic-markers-in-retinal-pigment-epithelium-cells
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Sónia Simão, Daniela F Santos, Gabriela A Silva
There is growing evidence on the role of ocular renin-angiotensin system (RAS) in the development of diabetic retinopathy (DR), particularly due to the trigger of oxidative stress and angiogenesis. Despite this there is no effective RAS-based therapy in DR capable of preventing retinal damage induced by RAS activation. We recently described that retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) cells express the main components of the RAS. We here propose to investigate the role of glucose upon the retinal RAS and whether aliskiren, a direct renin inhibitor, protects RPE cells from angiogenesis and oxidative stress...
October 1, 2016: Angiogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27683034/intraglomerular-crosstalk-elaborately-regulates-podocyte-injury-and-repair-in-diabetic-patients-insights-from-a-3d-multiscale-modeling-study
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Hua Tan, Hualin Yi, Weiling Zhao, Jian-Xing Ma, Yuanyuan Zhang, Xiaobo Zhou
Podocytes are mainly involved in the regulation of glomerular filtration rate (GFR) under physiological condition. Podocyte depletion is a crucial pathological alteration in diabetic nephropathy (DN) and results in a broad spectrum of clinical syndromes such as protein urine and renal insufficiency. Recent studies indicate that depleted podocytes can be regenerated via differentiation of the parietal epithelial cells (PECs), which serve as the local progenitors of podocytes. However, the podocyte regeneration process is regulated by a complicated mechanism of cell-cell interactions and cytokine stimulations, which has been studied in a piecemeal manner rather than systematically...
September 24, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27680872/the-dual-role-of-pedf-in-the-pathogenesis-of-ohss-negating-both-angiogenic-and-inflammatory-pathways
#15
Irit Miller, Dana Chuderland, Hadas Grossman, Raphael Ron-El, Ido Ben-Ami, Ruth Shalgi
CONTEXT: Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) is a potentially life-threatening complication of assisted reproductive technologies (ART).This complex syndrome is known to involve massive angiogenesis and inflammation. We have previously established the anti-angiogenic involvement of pigment epithelium-derived factor (PEDF) in the pathophysiology and treatment of OHSS. OBJECTIVE: Evaluate the anti-inflammatory role of PEDF in OHSS. DESIGN: In-vivo mouse OHSS-model and in-vitro cultures of granulosa cells...
September 28, 2016: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27659216/impact-of-the-secretome-of-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-on-brain-structure-and-animal-behavior-in-a-rat-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
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Fábio G Teixeira, Miguel M Carvalho, Krishna M Panchalingam, Ana J Rodrigues, Bárbara Mendes-Pinheiro, Sandra Anjo, Bruno Manadas, Leo A Behie, Nuno Sousa, António J Salgado
: : Research in the last decade strongly suggests that mesenchymal stem cell (MSC)-mediated therapeutic benefits are mainly due to their secretome, which has been proposed as a possible therapeutic tool for the treatment of Parkinson's disease (PD). Indeed, it has been shown that the MSC secretome increases neurogenesis and cell survival, and has numerous neuroprotective actions under different conditions. Additionally, using dynamic culturing conditions (through computer-controlled bioreactors) can further modulate the MSC secretome, thereby generating a more potent neurotrophic factor cocktail (i...
September 22, 2016: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27648638/lysophosphatidic-acids-and-autotaxin-in-retinal-vein-occlusion
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Ivanka Dacheva, Christoph Ullmer, Karolina Ceglowska, Everson Nogoceke, Guido Hartmann, Stephan Müller, Robert Rejdak, Katarzyna Nowomiejska, Michael Reich, Matthias Nobl, Tamer Tandogan, Florian T A Kretz, Gerd U Auffarth, Michael J Koss
PURPOSE: To analyze the levels of lysophosphatidic acids (LPAs) and autotaxin (ATX) in undiluted vitreous of untreated patients with retinal vein occlusion (RVO). METHODS: Sixty-four vitreous samples (40 RVO, 24 controls with idiopathic floaters) were analyzed in this retrospective case series using LC/MS for LPAs 16:0, 18:0, 18:1, 20:4, and ELISA kits or Luminex technology for ATX, angiopoetin-1 (ANG-1), interleukin-6 (IL-6), interleukin-7 (IL-7), interleukin-8 (IL-8), monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1), pigment epithelium-derived factor (PEDF), and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)...
December 2016: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27644257/downregulation-of-pigment-epithelium-derived-factor-is-associated-with-increased-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-emt-in-bladder-cancer
#18
Bin B Dong, Jia S Yan, Yang Y Yan, Tian C Xie, Liang Xu, Guang H Hu, Yun F Xu, Min Liu
BACKGROUND: Pigment epithelium-derived factor (PEDF) has been reported to inhibit angiogenesis in bladder cancer, but whether it modulates epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) remains unknown. METHODS: We have included 68 samples of non-muscle invasive bladder cancer in this study. Immunohistochemistry was performed in all sample sections for expressions of PEDF, SNAI2, Vimentin and E-cadherin, which were quantified and The EMT index (EMTi) was calculated by Vimentin/E-cadherin...
September 20, 2016: Panminerva Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27635633/a-novel-inhibitor-of-5-lipoxygenase-5-lox-prevents-oxidative-stress-induced-cell-death-of-retinal-pigment-epithelium-rpe-cells
#19
Preeti Subramanian, Emily F Mendez, S Patricia Becerra
PURPOSE: 5-Lipoxygenase (5-LOX) oxygenates arachidonic acid to form 5-hydroperoxyeicosatetraenoic acid, which is further converted into biologically detrimental leukotrienes, such as leukotriene B4 (LTB4). The RPE and retina express the PNPLA2 gene for pigment epithelium-derived factor receptor (PEDF-R), a lipase involved in cell survival. The purpose here was to investigate the role of PEDF-R on the 5-LOX pathway in oxidative stress of RPE. METHODS: Lipoxygenase activity assays were performed with soybean and potato lipoxygenase...
September 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27594887/induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-development-in-the-ophthalmologic-field
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REVIEW
Nan Wu, Marianne Doorenbos, Dong Feng Chen
Human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) are a type of stem cells that can be derived from human somatic cells by introducing certain transcription factors. Induced pluripotent stem cells can divide indefinitely and are able to differentiate into every cell type, which make them viable for transplantation and individual disease modeling. Recently, various ocular cells, including corneal epithelial-like cells, retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) cells displaying functions similar to native RPE, photoreceptors, and retinal ganglion cells, have all been successfully derived from iPSCs...
2016: Stem Cells International
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