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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719137/neocortical-developmental-analysis-of-vasculature-and-their-growth-factors-offer-new-insight-into-fragile-x-syndrome-abnormalities
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Amogh P Belagodu, Stephen Fleming, Roberto Galvez
Fragile X Syndrome (FXS) is the most common single gene cause for Autism Spectrum Disorder and the most prevalent form of inherited mental retardation. Our prior studies have demonstrated that adult FXS mice have abnormal blood vessel density (BVD) and elevated Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A expression (VEGF-A). VEGF-A is one of the most prominent regulators of BVD, and its abnormal expression is the most likely cause for FXS BVD abnormalities. We have demonstrated that attenuating elevated VEGF-A expression can ameliorate many non-vascular FXS abnormalities (Belagodu, Zendeli Slater and Galvez: Dev Neurobiol 77 (2017) 14-25), suggesting that abnormal VEGF-A expression is an underlying cause for some FXS abnormalities...
July 18, 2017: Developmental Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718364/evaluation-of-epigenetic-inactivation-of-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-receptors-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Yuki Misawa, Kiyoshi Misawa, Hideya Kawasaki, Atsushi Imai, Daiki Mochizuki, Ryuji Ishikawa, Shiori Endo, Masato Mima, Takeharu Kanazawa, Toshihide Iwashita, Hiroyuki Mineta
The aim of this study was to determine the methylation status of the genes encoding the vascular endothelial growth factor receptors and to evaluate the usefulness of VEGFR methylation as a prognostic indicator in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. VEGFR messenger RNA expression and promoter methylation were examined in a panel of cell lines via quantitative reverse transcription and methylation-specific polymerase chain reaction, respectively. Promoter methylation was compared with clinical characteristics in 128 head and neck squamous cell carcinoma samples...
July 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715807/amniotic-fluid-angiogenic-and-inflammatory-factor-profiling-in-foetal-down-syndrome
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Monika Zbucka-Kretowska, Karol Charkiewicz, Jan Czerniecki, Joanna Goscik, Slawomir Wolczynski, Piotr Laudanski
OBJECTIVES: Angiogenic factors are proteins that can potentially be related to certain foetal chromosomal abnormalities. The goal of this study was to determine the concentrations of 60 angiogenic factors in the amniotic fluid of women carrying foetuses with Down syndrome (DS). METHODS: After analysis of the karyotyping results, for the purpose of this study, we chose 12 women with foetal DS. For the control group, we selected 12 healthy patients with uncomplicated pregnancies (15-18 weeks of gestation) who delivered healthy newborns at term...
July 15, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680264/pro-and-antiangiogenic-vegf-and-its-receptor-status-for-the-severity-of-diabetic-retinopathy
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Suman K Paine, Lakshmi K Mondal, Prasanta K Borah, Chandra K Bhattacharya, Jagadish Mahanta
PURPOSE: Alteration of pro- and antiangiogenic homeostasis of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) isoforms in patients with hyperglycemia seems crucial but substantially unexplored at least quantitatively for diabetic retinopathy (DR). Therefore, in the present study we aimed to estimate the difference between the pro- (VEGF165a) and antiangiogenic (VEGF165b) VEGF isoforms and its soluble receptors for severity of DR. METHODS: The study included 123 participants (diabetic retinopathy: 81, diabetic control: 20, non-diabetic control: 22) from the Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, Kolkata...
2017: Molecular Vision
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658220/whole-body-imaging-of-lymphovascular-niches-identifies-pre-metastatic-roles-of-midkine
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David Olmeda, Daniela Cerezo-Wallis, Erica Riveiro-Falkenbach, Paula C Pennacchi, Marta Contreras-Alcalde, Nuria Ibarz, Metehan Cifdaloz, Xavier Catena, Tonantzin G Calvo, Estela Cañón, Direna Alonso-Curbelo, Javier Suarez, Lisa Osterloh, Osvaldo Graña, Francisca Mulero, Diego Megías, Marta Cañamero, Jorge L Martínez-Torrecuadrada, Chandrani Mondal, Julie Di Martino, David Lora, Inés Martinez-Corral, J Javier Bravo-Cordero, Javier Muñoz, Susana Puig, Pablo Ortiz-Romero, José L Rodriguez-Peralto, Sagrario Ortega, María S Soengas
Cutaneous melanoma is a type of cancer with an inherent potential for lymph node colonization, which is generally preceded by neolymphangiogenesis. However, sentinel lymph node removal does not necessarily extend the overall survival of patients with melanoma. Moreover, lymphatic vessels collapse and become dysfunctional as melanomas progress. Therefore, it is unclear whether (and how) lymphangiogenesis contributes to visceral metastasis. Soluble and vesicle-associated proteins secreted by tumours and/or their stroma have been proposed to condition pre-metastatic sites in patients with melanoma...
June 28, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607365/neuropilin-1-associated-molecules-in-the-blood-distinguish-poor-prognosis-breast-cancer-a-cross-sectional-study
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Adviti Naik, Noura Al-Zeheimi, Charles Saki Bakheit, Marwa Al Riyami, Adil Al Jarrah, Mansour S Al Moundhri, Zamzam Al Habsi, Maysoon Basheer, Sirin A Adham
Circulating plasma and peripheral blood mononuclear (PBMCs) cells provide an informative snapshot of the systemic physiological state. Moreover, they provide a non-invasively accessible compartment to identify biomarkers for personalized medicine in advanced breast cancer. The role of Neuropilin-1 (NRP-1) and its interacting molecules in breast tumor tissue was correlated with cancer progression; however, the clinical impact of their systemic levels was not extensively evaluated. In this cross-sectional study, we found that circulating and tumor tissue expression of NRP-1 and circulating placental growth factor (PlGF) increase in advanced nodal and metastatic breast cancer compared with locally advanced disease...
June 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602865/anti-angiogenic-activity-of-water-extract-from-euphorbia-pekinensis-rupr
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Wenting Zhang, Bin Liu, Yaru Feng, Jie Liu, Zhiqiang Ma, Jian Zheng, Qing Xia, Yuanyuan Ni, Farong Li, Ruichao Lin
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Euphorbia pekinensis Rupr. (EP) is a Euphorbia species of Euphorbiaceae, which is widely used in traditional Chinese medicine. It has been reported to exhibit therapeutic effects on solid tumors, leukemias, and malignant ascites although underlying molecular mechanisms are poorly delineated. Anti-angiogenic therapy is a recognized strategy for treating cancer-based solid tumors, and is also associated with malignant ascites treatment. STUDY AIM: To study the anti-angiogenic properties of the water extract of EP vinegar preparation (WEVEP)...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602571/cytoplasmic-neuropilin-2-is-associated-with-metastasis-and-a-poor-prognosis-in-early-tongue-cancer-patients
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H S Ong, S Gokavarapu, Q Xu, Z Tian, J Li, T Ji, C P Zhang
Neuropilin 2 (Nrp2) plays an important role in regulating lymphangiogenesis. Nrp2 expression in early tongue cancer was investigated to predict lymph node metastasis and the long-term prognosis. The relationships between clinicopathological variables of cT1-T2N0 tongue squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and overexpression of Nrp2, vascular endothelial growth factor C (VEGFC), vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 3 (VEGFR3), and semaphorin 3F (Sema3F) were analyzed. Expression levels were compared using oral SCC cell lines...
June 8, 2017: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526302/an-important-role-of-vegf-c-in-promoting-lymphedema-development
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Epameinondas Gousopoulos, Steven T Proulx, Samia B Bachmann, Lothar C Dieterich, Jeannette Scholl, Sinem Karaman, Roberta Bianchi, Michael Detmar
Secondary lymphedema is a common post-cancer treatment complication but the pathomechanisms underlying the disease remain unclear. Using a mouse-tail lymphedema model, we found an increase in local and systemic levels of the lymphangiogenic factor VEGF-C, and identified CD68+ macrophages as a cellular source. Surprisingly, overexpression of VEGF-C in a transgenic mouse model led to aggravation of lymphedema with increased immune cell infiltration and vascular leakage in comparison to wild-type littermates. Conversely, blockage of VEGF-C by overexpression of soluble VEGFR3 reduced edema development, diminishing inflammation and blood vascular leakage...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459441/mural-lymphatic-endothelial-cells-regulate-meningeal-angiogenesis-in-the-zebrafish
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Neil I Bower, Katarzyna Koltowska, Cathy Pichol-Thievend, Isaac Virshup, Scott Paterson, Anne K Lagendijk, Weili Wang, Benjamin W Lindsey, Stephen J Bent, Sungmin Baek, Maria Rondon-Galeano, Daniel G Hurley, Naoki Mochizuki, Cas Simons, Mathias Francois, Christine A Wells, Jan Kaslin, Benjamin M Hogan
Mural cells of the vertebrate brain maintain vascular integrity and function, play roles in stroke and are involved in maintenance of neural stem cells. However, the origins, diversity and roles of mural cells remain to be fully understood. Using transgenic zebrafish, we identified a population of isolated mural lymphatic endothelial cells surrounding meningeal blood vessels. These meningeal mural lymphatic endothelial cells (muLECs) express lymphatic endothelial cell markers and form by sprouting from blood vessels...
June 2017: Nature Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438786/vegfr2-but-not-vegfr3-governs-integrity-and-remodeling-of-thyroid-angiofollicular-unit-in-normal-state-and-during-goitrogenesis
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Jeon Yeob Jang, Sung Yong Choi, Intae Park, Do Young Park, Kibaek Choe, Pilhan Kim, Young Keum Kim, Byung-Joo Lee, Masanori Hirashima, Yoshiaki Kubota, Jeong-Won Park, Sheue-Yann Cheng, Andras Nagy, Young Joo Park, Kari Alitalo, Minho Shong, Gou Young Koh
Thyroid gland vasculature has a distinguishable characteristic of endothelial fenestrae, a critical component for proper molecular transport. However, the signaling pathway that critically governs the maintenance of thyroid vascular integrity, including endothelial fenestrae, is poorly understood. Here, we found profound and distinct expression of follicular epithelial VEGF-A and vascular VEGFR2 that were precisely regulated by circulating thyrotropin, while there were no meaningful expression of angiopoietin-Tie2 system in the thyroid gland...
June 2017: EMBO Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410190/dietary-oleuropein-inhibits-tumor-angiogenesis-and-lymphangiogenesis-in-the-b16f10-melanoma-allograft-model-a-mechanism-for-the-suppression-of-high-fat-diet-induced-solid-tumor-growth-and-lymph-node-metastasis
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Hyerim Song, Do Young Lim, Jae In Jung, Han Jin Cho, So Young Park, Gyoo Taik Kwon, Young-Hee Kang, Ki Won Lee, Myung-Sook Choi, Jung Han Yoon Park
Previously, we reported that high-fat-diet (HFD)-induced obesity stimulates melanoma progression in the B16F10 allograft model. In this study, we examined whether oleuropein (OL), the most abundant phenolic compound in olives, inhibits HFD-induced melanoma progression. Four-week-old male C57BL/6N mice were fed a HFD-diet with or without OL. After 16 weeks of feeding, B16F10-luc cells were subcutaneously injected and the primary tumor was resected 3 weeks later. OL suppressed HFD-induced solid tumor growth. In the tumor tissues, OL reduced HFD-induced expression of angiogenesis (CD31, VE-cadherin, VEGF-A, and VEGFR2), lymphangiogenesis (LYVE-1, VEGF-C, VEGF-D, and VEGFR3), and hypoxia (HIF-1α and GLUT-1) markers as well as HFD-induced increases in lipid vacuoles and M2 macrophages (MΦs)...
May 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376864/antiangiogenic-effects-of-oridonin
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Lili Tian, Kangjie Xie, Donglai Sheng, Xiaoqing Wan, Guofu Zhu
BACKGROUND: Oridonin, the major terpene found in Rabdosia rubescens (Henmsl.) Hara, is widely used as a dietary supplement and therapeutic drug. Oridonin has been proven to possess good anti-tumour activity, but little is known about its effect on angiogenesis. The aim of this study was to investigate the antiangiogenic effects of oridonin in vivo and in vitro and prove that oridonin anti-tumour activity is based on suppressing angiogenesis. METHODS: In vitro, the antiangiogenesis effect was studied by proliferation, apoptosis, migration, invasion, and tube formation experiments on human umbilical vascular endothelial cells (HUVECs)...
April 4, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356442/modulation-of-endothelial-bone-morphogenetic-protein-receptor-type-2-activity-by-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-receptor-3-in-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Cheol Hwangbo, Heon-Woo Lee, Hyeseon Kang, Hyekyung Ju, David S Wiley, Irinna Papangeli, Jinah Han, Jun-Dae Kim, William P Dunworth, Xiaoyue Hu, Seyoung Lee, Omar El-Hely, Avraham Sofer, Boryeong Pak, Laura Peterson, Suzy Comhair, Eun Mi Hwang, Jae-Yong Park, Jean-Leon Thomas, Victoria L Bautch, Serpil C Erzurum, Hyung J Chun, Suk-Won Jin
BACKGROUND: Bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) signaling has multiple roles in the development and function of the blood vessels. In humans, mutations in BMP receptor type 2 (BMPR2), a key component of BMP signaling, have been identified in the majority of patients with familial pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). However, only a small subset of individuals with BMPR2 mutation develops PAH, suggesting that additional modifiers of BMPR2 function play an important role in the onset and progression of PAH...
June 6, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349940/adventitial-lymphatic-capillary-expansion-impacts-on-plaque-t-cell-accumulation-in-atherosclerosis
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Timo Rademakers, Emiel P C van der Vorst, Isabelle T M N Daissormont, Jeroen J T Otten, Kosta Theodorou, Thomas L Theelen, Marion Gijbels, Andrey Anisimov, Harri Nurmi, Jan H N Lindeman, Andreas Schober, Sylvia Heeneman, Kari Alitalo, Erik A L Biessen
During plaque progression, inflammatory cells progressively accumulate in the adventitia, paralleled by an increased presence of leaky vasa vasorum. We here show that next to vasa vasorum, also the adventitial lymphatic capillary bed is expanding during plaque development in humans and mouse models of atherosclerosis. Furthermore, we investigated the role of lymphatics in atherosclerosis progression. Dissection of plaque draining lymph node and lymphatic vessel in atherosclerotic ApoE(-/-) mice aggravated plaque formation, which was accompanied by increased intimal and adventitial CD3(+) T cell numbers...
March 28, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330784/vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-vegf-and-vegf-receptor-inhibitors-in-the-treatment-of-renal-cell-carcinomas
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REVIEW
Robert Roskoski
One Von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) tumor suppressor gene is lost in most renal cell carcinomas while the nondeleted allele exhibits hypermethylation-induced inactivation or inactivating somatic mutations. As a result of these genetic modifications, there is an increased production of VEGF-A and pro-angiogenic growth factors in this disorder. The important role of angiogenesis in the pathogenesis of renal cell carcinomas and other tumors has focused the attention of investigators on the biology of VEGFs and VEGFR1-3 and to the development of inhibitors of the intricate and multifaceted angiogenic pathways...
June 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298294/vegfr3-modulates-vascular-permeability-by-controlling-vegf-vegfr2-signaling
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Krista Heinolainen, Sinem Karaman, Gabriela D'Amico, Tuomas Tammela, Raija Sormunen, Lauri Eklund, Kari Alitalo, Georgia Zarkada
Rationale: Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is the main driver of angiogenesis and vascular permeability via VEGF receptor 2 (VEGFR2), while lymphangiogenesis signals are transduced by VEGFC/D via VEGFR3. VEGFR3 also regulates sprouting angiogenesis and blood vessel growth, but to what extent VEGFR3 signaling controls blood vessel permeability remains unknown. Objective: To investigate the role of VEGFR3 in the regulation of VEGF-induced vascular permeability. Methods and Results: Long-term global Vegfr3 gene deletion in adult mice resulted in increased fibrinogen deposition in lungs and kidneys, indicating enhanced vascular leakage at the steady state...
March 15, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163024/vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-c-induces-osteogenic-differentiation-of-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-through-the-erk-and-runx2-pathway
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Juri Murakami, Masakazu Ishii, Fumio Suehiro, Kiyohide Ishihata, Norifumi Nakamura, Masahiro Nishimura
Vascular endothelial cell growth factor C (VEGF-C) is a member of the VEGF family and plays a role in a variety of biological activities including lymphangiogenesis, angiogenesis, and neurogenesis through VEGF receptor 2 (VEGFR2) and 3 (VEGFR3). However, it has not been elucidated whether VEGF-C promotes osteogenic differentiation. Herein, we investigated the effects of VEGF-C on osteogenic differentiation in human mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) and evaluated the underlying molecular mechanisms. VEGF-C treatment significantly increased RUNX2 expression, and led to the promotion of osteogenic marker gene expression and mineralization of MSCs...
March 11, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123542/influence-of-vegfr-single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-on-the-efficacy-of-sunitinib-therapy-against-renal-cell-carcinoma
#19
Rui Liu, Xiaojie Wang, Wei Li, Tao Shou, Likun Zhou, Yunfen Li, Ming Bai, Qiang Pei
Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of vascular endothelial growth factor receptor (VEGFR) may have effects on the MAPK/ERK/STAT3 signaling pathway, and the resulting phenotypes may influence the response to sunitinib-targeted therapy for renal cell carcinoma. In order to test this hypothesis patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma treated with sunitinib, were enrolled in our study. Peripheral blood samples were used to run a polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism protocol to type candidate nucleotide polymorphism loci (VEGFR1, VEGFR2 and VEGFR3)...
January 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102887/clinical-trial-of-nintedanib-in-patients-with-recurrent-or-metastatic-salivary-gland-cancer-of-the-head-and-neck-a-multicenter-phase-2-study-korean-cancer-study-group-hn14-01
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Youjin Kim, Su Jin Lee, Ji Yun Lee, Se-Hoon Lee, Jong-Mu Sun, Keunchil Park, Ho Jung An, Jae Yong Cho, Eun Joo Kang, Ha-Young Lee, Jinsoo Kim, Bhumsuk Keam, Hye Ryun Kim, Kyoung Eun Lee, Moon Young Choi, Ki Hyeong Lee, Myung-Ju Ahn
BACKGROUND: Salivary gland cancers (SGCs) are uncommon and account for less than 5% of all head and neck cancers, but they are histologically heterogeneous. No specific therapy, including targeted agents, has consistently improved clinical outcomes in recurrent/metastatic SGC. Recent studies suggest that vascular endothelial growth factor receptor (VEGFR) and platelet-derived growth factor receptor (PDGFR) play important roles in SGC. Nintedanib is a potent small-molecule, triple-receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor (VEGFR1, VEGFR2, and VEGFR3; fibroblast growth factor receptor 1 [FGFR1], FGFR2, and FGFR3; and PDGFRα and PDGFRß)...
June 1, 2017: Cancer
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