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Isolation of endothelial progenitor cells

Anna M Randi, Mike A Laffan
The recent discovery that von Willebrand factor (VWF) regulates blood vessel formation has opened a novel perspective on the function of this complex protein. VWF was discovered as a key component of haemostasis, capturing platelets at sites of endothelial damage and synthesized in megakaryocytes and endothelial cells (EC). In recent years, novel functions and binding partners have been identified for VWF. The finding that loss of VWF in EC results in enhanced, possibly dysfunctional angiogenesis is consistent with the clinical observations that in some patients with Von Willebrand disease (VWD), vascular malformations can cause severe gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding...
October 25, 2016: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
Mehdi Hassanpour, Omid Cheraghi, Vahid Siavashi, Reza Rahbarghazi, Mohammad Nouri
Introduction: A large number of cardiovascular disorders and abnormalities, notably accelerated vascular deficiencies could be related to aging changes and increased length of life. During the past decades, the discovery of different stem cells facilitates ongoing attempts for attenuating many disorders, especially in vascular beds. Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) are a subtype of stem cells that have potent capacity to differentiate into mature endothelial cells (ECs). However, some documented studies reported an age-related decline in proliferation and function of many stem cells...
2016: Journal of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Research
H-W Zhang, H Li, H Yan, B-L Liu
OBJECTIVE: MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small non-coding RNAs (18-25nt) that regulate gene expression mainly through affecting post-transcriptional modification. In this research, the human peripheral blood-derived endothelial progenitor cells were isolated to research the inter-coordination of miR-142, ADAMTS-1, VEGF and eNOS through gene over-expressed in EPCs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) were isolated from human peripheral blood, and demonstrate the interaction of miR-142 and targets (ADAMTS-1) in vitro...
October 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Julien Wils, Julie Favre, Jérémy Bellien
Diabetes induces a decrease in the number and function of different pro-angiogenic cells types generically designated as putative endothelial progenitor cells (EPC), which encompasses cells from myeloid origin that act in a paracrine fashion to promote angiogenesis and putative "true" EPC that contribute to endothelial replacement. This not only compromises neovasculogenesis in ischemic tissues but also impairs, at an early stage, the reendotheliziation process at sites of injury, contributing to the development of endothelial dysfunction and cardiovascular complications...
October 20, 2016: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Yuen Ting Lam, Laura Lecce, Joanne T M Tan, Christina A Bursill, David J Handelsman, Martin K C Ng
Increasing evidence indicates that androgens regulate ischemia-induced neovascularization. However, the role of genomic androgen action mediated by androgen receptor (AR), a ligand-activated nuclear transcription factor, remains poorly understood. Using an AR knockout mouse strain that contains a transcriptionally inactive AR (AR(Δex3)KO), we examined the role of AR genomic function in modulating androgen-mediated augmentation of ischemia-induced neovascularization. Castrated wildtype (AR(WT)) and AR(Δex3)KO mice were implanted with dihydrotestosterone (DHT) or placebo pellets following hindlimb ischemia (HLI)...
October 18, 2016: Endocrinology
Jiaquan Luo, Yu Zhong, Sheng Huang, Liangping Li, Chi Zhang, Xuenong Zou
Ginkgolide B (GB) is one of the ginkgolides isolated from the leaves of the Ginkgo biloba tree. Our previous study indicated that GB promotes the proliferation, migration and adhesion of endothelial progenitor cells, and the induction of angiogenesis through vascular endothelial factor (VEGF). In the present study, the effects of GB on the differentiation of MC3T3‑E1 cells and the signaling pathway involved were investigated in vitro. The MC3T3‑E1 cell viability activities were assessed using an MTS assay...
October 12, 2016: Molecular Medicine Reports
Sophie Guelfi, Hugues Duffau, Luc Bauchet, Bernard Rothhut, Jean-Philippe Hugnot
Glioblastomas are devastating and extensively vascularized brain tumors from which glioblastoma stem-like cells (GSCs) have been isolated by many groups. These cells have a high tumorigenic potential and the capacity to generate heterogeneous phenotypes. There is growing evidence to support the possibility that these cells are derived from the accumulation of mutations in adult neural stem cells (NSCs) as well as in oligodendrocyte progenitors. It was recently reported that GSCs could transdifferentiate into endothelial-like and pericyte-like cells both in vitro and in vivo, notably under the influence of Notch and TGFβ signaling pathways...
2016: Stem Cells International
Katarzyna Siennicka, Aleksandra Zolocinska, Karolina Stepien, Natalia Lubina-Dabrowska, Marzena Maciagowska, Ewa Zolocinska, Anna Slysz, Renata Piusinska-Macoch, Slawomir Mazur, Urszula Zdanowicz, Robert Smigielski, Adam Stepien, Zygmunt Pojda
Although mesenchymal stem cells are used in numerous clinical trials, the safety of their application is still a matter of concern. We have analysed the clinical results of the autologous adipose-derived stem cell treatment (stromal vascular fraction (SVF) containing adipose-derived stem cells, endothelial progenitors, and blood mononuclear cells) for orthopedic (cartilage, bone, tendon, or combined joint injuries) and neurologic (multiple sclerosis) diseases. Methods of adipose tissue collection, cell isolation and purification, and resulting cell numbers, viability, and morphology were considered, and patient's age, sex, disease type, and method of cell administration (cell numbers per single application, treatment numbers and frequency, and methods of cell implantation) were analysed and searched for the unwanted clinical effects...
2016: Stem Cells International
Paul Pang, Molly Abbott, Steven L Chang, Malyun Abdi, Nikita Chauhan, Murti Mistri, Joshua Ghofrani, Quynh-Anh Fucci, Colleen Walker, Corey Leonardi, Samuel Grady, Arvin Halim, Ryan Hoffman, Tzongshi Lu, Huixia Cao, Stefan G Tullius, Sayeed Malek, Sanjaya Kumar, Graeme Steele, Adam Kibel, Benjamin S Freedman, Sushrut S Waikar, Andrew M Siedlecki
Vascular progenitor cells show promise for the treatment of microvasculature endothelial injury. We investigated the function of renal artery progenitor cells derived from radical nephrectomy patients, in animal models of acute ischemic and hyperperfusion injuries. Present in human adventitia, CD34positive/CD105negative cells were clonal and expressed transcription factors Sox2/Oct4 as well as surface markers CXCR4 (CD184)/KDR(CD309) consistent with endothelial progenitor cells. Termed renal artery-derived vascular progenitor cells (RAPC), injected cells were associated with decreased serum creatinine after ischemia/reperfusion, reduced albuminuria after hyperperfusion, and improved blood flow in both models...
September 29, 2016: Kidney International
YeonSung Son, BomNaeRin Lee, Young-Jin Choi, Seon Ae Jeon, Ju-Hyun Kim, Hoo-Keun Lee, Sang-Mo Kwon, Je-Yoel Cho
Outgrowth endothelial cells (OECs) are a subpopulation of endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) that have the capacity for proliferation and the ability to promote angiogenesis. In this study, we identified Nectin-2 as a surface protein of OECs through unbiased quantitative proteomics analysis. Using immunocytochemistry and flow cytometry, we confirmed that Nectin-2 is highly expressed on OECs. Nectin-2 (CD112) expression was limited or lower on mononuclear cells (MNCs) and mature tube-forming endothelial cells (ECs)...
2016: PloS One
Germana Castelli, Isabella Parolini, Anna Maria Cerio, Agnese D'Angiò, Luca Pasquini, Maria Carollo, Massimo Sargiacomo, Ugo Testa, Elvira Pelosi
Circulating endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) have been suggested as a precious source for generating functionally competent endothelial cells (ECs), candidate for various clinical applications. However, the paucity of these progenitor cells and the technical difficulties for their in vitro growth represent a main limitation to their use. In the present study we hypothesized that the paracrine effects of human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) may improve endothelial cell generation from cord blood (CB) EPCs...
October 2016: Blood Cells, Molecules & Diseases
Zhongjian Cheng, Venkata Garikipati, Emily Nickoloff, Chunlin Wang, David J Polhemus, Jibin Zhou, Cynthia Benedict, Mohsin Khan, Suresh K Verma, Joseph E Rabinowitz, David Lefer, Raj Kishore
BACKGROUND: -Bone marrow cell-based treatment for critical limb ischemia (CLI) in diabetic patients yielded a modest therapeutic effect due to cell dysfunction. Therefore, approaches that improve diabetic stem/progenitor cell functions may provide therapeutic benefits. Here, we tested the hypotheses that restoration of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) production in diabetic bone marrow cells (BMCs) improves their reparative capacities. METHODS: -Mouse BMCs were isolated by density-gradient centrifugation...
September 22, 2016: Circulation
Vahid Siavashi, Simin Asadian, Masoud Taheri-Asl, Homa Babaei, Samaneh Keshavarz, Mohammad Bazaei, Seyed Mahdi Nassiri
Many infants who develop bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) are born with serious respiratory distress syndrome (RDS), which is associated with impaired vascular and alveolar growth. RDS is a breathing disorder that mostly affects preterm infants and occurs in infants whose lungs have not yet been fully developed. The use of surfactant in RDS treatment does not necessarily prevent BPD. Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) may contribute to lung angiogenesis for the prevention and treatment of BPD. The aim of this study was to evaluate the therapeutic efficacy of phototherapy for EPC release in preterm infants born with RDS...
September 20, 2016: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
Arash Khojasteh, Farahnaz Fahimipour, Mohamadreza Baghaban Eslaminejad, Mohammad Jafarian, Shahrbanoo Jahangir, Farshid Bastami, Mohammadreza Tahriri, Akbar Karkhaneh, Lobat Tayebi
Bone tissue engineering is sought to apply strategies for bone defects healing without limitations and short-comings of using either bone autografts or allografts and xenografts. The aim of this study was to fabricate a thin layer poly(lactic-co-glycolic) acid (PLGA) coated beta-tricalcium phosphate (β-TCP) scaffold with sustained release of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). PLGA coating increased compressive strength of the β-TCP scaffolds significantly. For in vitro evaluations, canine mesenchymal stem cells (cMSCs) and canine endothelial progenitor cells (cEPCs) were isolated and characterized...
December 1, 2016: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
Daryl O Nelson, Pratik A Lalit, Mitch Biermann, Yogananda S Markandeya, Deborah L Capes, Luke Addesso, Gina Patel, Tianxiao Han, Manorama C John, Patricia A Powers, Karen M Downs, Timothy J Kamp, Gary E Lyons
RATIONALE: While much progress has been made in the resolution of the cellular hierarchy underlying cardiogenesis, our understanding of chamber-specific myocardium differentiation remains incomplete. OBJECTIVE: To better understand ventricular myocardium differentiation, we targeted the ventricle-specific gene, Irx4, in mouse embryonic stem cells to generate a reporter cell line. METHODS AND RESULTS: Using an antibiotic-selection approach, we purified Irx4(+) cells in vitro from differentiating embryoid bodies...
August 29, 2016: Stem Cells
Yi-Ting Yen, Jun-Neng Roan, Shih-Yuan Fang, Shi-Wei Chang, Yau-Lin Tseng, Chen-Fuh Lam
BACKGROUND: As endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) attenuated acute lung injury (ALI) in rabbit model, we hypothesized that autologous EPCs preserved lung graft function during the acute reperfusion period of lung transplantation and tested the therapeutic potential of EPCs in a porcine model of lung transplantation with prolonged graft ischemia. METHODS: Day-7 EPCs isolated from the recipient subjects or plain culture media were administered into the left pulmonary artery immediately before restoration of pulmonary blood flow in a porcine lung allotransplantation model, with the transplantation surgeons blinded to the content of injection...
August 2016: Annals of Translational Medicine
Yu Liu, Li Chen, Andrea Diaz Diaz, Ashley Benham, Xueping Xu, Cori S Wijaya, Faisal Fa'ak, Weijia Luo, Benjamin Soibam, Alon Azares, Wei Yu, Qiongying Lyu, M David Stewart, Preethi Gunaratne, Austin Cooney, Bradley K McConnell, Robert J Schwartz
Mesp1 directs multipotential cardiovascular cell fates, even though it's transiently induced prior to the appearance of the cardiac progenitor program. Tracing Mesp1-expressing cells and their progeny allows isolation and characterization of the earliest cardiovascular progenitor cells. Studying the biology of Mesp1-CPCs in cell culture and ischemic disease models is an important initial step toward using them for heart disease treatment. Because of Mesp1's transitory nature, Mesp1-CPC lineages were traced by following EYFP expression in murine Mesp1(Cre/+); Rosa26(EYFP/+) ES cells...
2016: Scientific Reports
Aurelia De Pauw, Paul Massion, Belaid Sekkali, Emilie Andre, Caroline Dubroca, Jana Kmecova, Caroline Bouzin, Ann Friart, Catherine Sibille, Patrick Gilon, Delphine De Mulder, Hrag Esfahani, Adrien Strapart, Ruben Martherus, Valéry Payen, Pierre Sonveaux, Peter Brouckaert, Stefan Janssens, Jean-Luc Balligand
AIM: Cardiac progenitor cells (CPC) from adult hearts can differentiate to several cell types composing the myocardium but the underlying molecular pathways are poorly characterized. We examined the role of paracrine nitric oxide (NO) in the specification of CPC to the cardiac lineage, particularly through its inhibition of the canonical Wnt/β-catenin pathway, a critical step preceding cardiac differentiation. METHODS AND RESULTS: Sca1 + CPC from adult mouse hearts were isolated by magnetic-activated cell sorting and clonally expanded...
October 2016: Cardiovascular Research
Wei Dong, Aiguo Lu, Jingkun Zhao, Shuai Yin, Baochi Ou, Hao Feng
Co-cultivation of non-parenchymal cells (NPCs) and tumor cells from the same donor is important for metastatic cancer research. This study aimed to optimize a protocol for liver NPC isolation. Two novel 3D organotypic co‑culture models for hepatocyte, endothelial cell (EC) and Kupffer cell (KC) isolation were used. Long‑term cell co‑culture, density gradient centrifugation and magnetic‑activated cell sorting (MACS) were established. ECs were isolated from the co‑culture system; the purity of the ECs was 92±1...
October 2016: Oncology Reports
Phuc Van Pham, Ngoc Bich Vu, Hoa Trong Nguyen, Oanh Thuy Huynh, Mai Thi-Hoang Truong
BACKGROUND: Endothelial progenitor cell (EPC) transplantation is a promising therapy for ischemic diseases such as ischemic myocardial infarction and hindlimb ischemia. However, limitation of EPC sources remains a major obstacle. Direct reprogramming has become a powerful tool to produce EPCs from fibroblasts. Some recent efforts successfully directly reprogrammed human fibroblasts into functional EPCs; however, the procedure efficacy was low. This study therefore aimed to improve the efficacy of direct reprogramming of human fibroblasts to functional EPCs...
2016: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
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