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Journal Prestige (SJR): 2.177
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ISSN (Print) 1573-7209 - ISSN (Online) 0969-6970
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  • Anti-secretogranin III therapy of oxygen-induced retinopathy with optimal
    • Authors: Fen Tang; Michelle E. LeBlanc; Weiwen Wang; Dan Liang; Ping Chen; Tsung-Han Chou; Hong Tian; Wei Li
      Abstract: Abstract Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) with pathological retinal neovascularization is the most common cause of blindness in children. ROP is currently treated with laser therapy or cryotherapy, both of which may adversely affect the peripheral vision with limited efficacy. Owing to the susceptibility of the developing retina and vasculatures to pharmacological intervention, there is currently no approved drug therapy for ROP in preterm infants. Secretogranin III (Scg3) was recently discovered as a highly disease-restricted angiogenic factor, and a Scg3-neutralizing monoclonal antibody (mAb) was reported with high efficacy to alleviate oxygen-induced retinopathy (OIR) in mice, a surrogate model of ROP. Herein we independently investigated the efficacy of anti-Scg3 mAb in OIR mice and characterized its safety in neonatal mice. We developed a new Scg3-neutralizing mAb recognizing a distinct epitope and independently established the therapeutic activity of anti-Scg3 therapy to alleviate OIR-induced pathological retinal neovascularization in mice. Importantly, anti-Scg3 mAb showed no detectable adverse effects on electroretinography and developing retinal vasculature. Furthermore, systemic anti-Scg3 mAb induced no renal tubular injury or abnormality in kidney vessel development and body weight gain of neonatal mice. In contrast, anti-vascular endothelial growth factor drug aflibercept showed significant side effects in neonatal mice. These results suggest that anti-Scg3 mAb may have the safety and efficacy profiles required for ROP therapy.
      PubDate: 2019-01-14
      DOI: 10.1007/s10456-019-09662-4
  • Angiogenic desmoplastic histopathological growth pattern as a prognostic
           marker of good outcome in patients with colorectal liver metastases
    • Authors: Boris Galjart; Pieter M. H. Nierop; Eric P. van der Stok; Robert R. J. Coebergh van den Braak; Diederik J. Höppener; Sofie Daelemans; Luc Y. Dirix; Cornelis Verhoef; Peter B. Vermeulen; Dirk J. Grünhagen
      Abstract: Background In patients with resectable colorectal liver metastases (CRLM), distinct histopathological growth patterns (HGPs) develop at the interface between the tumour and surrounding tissue. The desmoplastic (d) HGP is characterised by angiogenesis and a peripheral fibrotic rim, whereas non-angiogenic HGPs co-opt endogenous sinusoidal hepatic vasculature. Evidence from previous studies has suggested that patients with dHGP in their CRLM have improved prognosis as compared to patients with non-desmoplastic HGPs. However, these studies were relatively small and applied arbitrary cut-off values for the determination of the predominant HGP. We have now investigated the prognostic effect of dHGP in a large cohort of patients with CRLM resected either with or without neoadjuvant chemotherapy. Methods All consecutive patients undergoing a first partial hepatectomy for CRLM between 2000 and 2015 at a tertiary referral centre were considered for inclusion. HGPs were assessed in archival H&E stained slides according to recently published international consensus guidelines. The dHGP was defined as desmoplastic growth being present in 100% of the interface between the tumour and surrounding liver. Results In total, HGPs in CRLMs from 732 patients were assessed. In the chemo-naive patient cohort (n = 367), the dHGP was present in 19% (n = 68) and the non-dHGP was present in 81% (n = 299) of patients. This dHGP subgroup was independently associated with good overall survival (OS) (HR: 0.39, p < 0.001) and progression-free survival (PFS) (HR: 0.54, p = 0.001). All patients with any CRLM with a non-dHGP had significantly reduced OS compared to those patients with 100% dHGP, regardless of the proportion of non-dHGP (all p values ≤ 0.001). In the neoadjuvantly treated patient cohort (n = 365), more patients were found to express dHGP (n = 109, 30%) (adjusted odds ratio: 2.71, p < 0.001). On univariable analysis, dHGP was associated with better OS (HR 0.66, p = 0.009) and PFS (HR 0.67, p = 0.002). However, after correction for confounding by means of multivariable analysis no significant association of dHGP with OS (HR 0.92, p = 0.623) or PFS (HR 0.76, p = 0.065) was seen. Conclusions The current study demonstrates that the angiogenic dHGP in CRLM resected from chemo-naive patients acts as a strong, positive prognostic marker, unmatched by any other prognosticator. This observation warrants the evaluation of the clinical utility of HGPs in prospective clinical trials.
      PubDate: 2019-01-12
      DOI: 10.1007/s10456-019-09661-5
  • Live imaging of angiogenesis during cutaneous wound healing in adult
    • Authors: Chikage Noishiki; Shinya Yuge; Koji Ando; Yuki Wakayama; Naoki Mochizuki; Rei Ogawa; Shigetomo Fukuhara
      Abstract: Abstract Angiogenesis, the growth of new blood vessels from pre-existing vessels, is critical for cutaneous wound healing. However, it remains elusive how endothelial cells (ECs) and pericytes (PCs) establish new blood vessels during cutaneous angiogenesis. We set up a live-imaging system to analyze cutaneous angiogenesis in adult zebrafish. First, we characterized basic structures of cutaneous vasculature. In normal skin tissues, ECs and PCs remained dormant to maintain quiescent blood vessels, whereas cutaneous injury immediately induced angiogenesis through the vascular endothelial growth factor signaling pathway. Tortuous and disorganized vessel networks formed within a few weeks after the injury and subsequently normalized through vessel regression in a few months. Analyses of the repair process of injured single blood vessels revealed that severed vessels elongated upon injury and anastomosed with each other. Thereafter, repaired vessels and adjacent uninjured vessels became tortuous by increasing the number of ECs. In parallel, PCs divided and migrated to cover the tortuous blood vessels. ECs sprouted from the PC-covered tortuous vessels, suggesting that EC sprouting does not require PC detachment from the vessel wall. Thus, live imaging of cutaneous angiogenesis in adult zebrafish enables us to clarify how ECs and PCs develop new blood vessels during cutaneous angiogenesis.
      PubDate: 2019-01-04
      DOI: 10.1007/s10456-018-09660-y
  • Kruppel-like factor 4 regulates developmental angiogenesis through
           disruption of the RBP-J–NICD–MAML complex in intron 3 of Dll4
    • Authors: Evgenii Boriushkin; Hui Zhang; Mitchell Becker; Janet Peachey; Mohammad A. Shatat; Ralf H. Adams; Anne Hamik
      Abstract: Abstract Angiogenesis is a multistep process that requires highly regulated endothelial cell (EC) behavior. The transcription factor Krüppel-like factor 4 (KLF4) is a critical regulator of several basic EC functions; we have recently shown that KLF4 disturbs pathological (tumor) angiogenesis by mediating the expression of members of VEGF and Notch signaling pathways. Notch signaling is central to orchestration of sprouting angiogenesis but little is known about the upstream regulation of Notch itself. To determine the role of KLF4 in normal (developmental) angiogenesis, we used a mouse retinal angiogenesis model. We found that endothelial-specific overexpression of KLF4 in transgenic mice (EC-K4 Tg) leads to increased vessel density, branching and number of tip cell filopodia as assessed on postnatal day 6 (P6). The hypertrophic vasculature seen with sustained KLF4 overexpression is not stable and undergoes prominent remodeling during P7–P12 resulting in a normal appearing retinal vasculature in adult EC-K4 Tg mice. We find that KLF4 inhibits Delta-like 4 (DLL4) expression in the angiogenic front during retinal vascular development. Furthermore, in an oxygen-induced retinopathy model, overexpression of KLF4 results in decreased vaso-obliteration and neovascular tuft formation that is similar to genetic or pharmacologic DLL4 inhibition. Mechanistically, we show that KLF4 disables the activity of the essential Notch transcriptional activator RBP-J by interfering with binding of co-activators NICD and MAML at intron 3 of the Notch ligand DLL4. In summary, our experimental results demonstrate a regulatory role of KLF4 in developmental angiogenesis through regulation of DLL4 transcription.
      PubDate: 2019-01-03
      DOI: 10.1007/s10456-018-9657-y
  • Interleukin-8 release by endothelial colony-forming cells isolated from
           idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients might contribute to their
    • Authors: Adeline Blandinières; Nicolas Gendron; Nour Bacha; Ivan Bièche; Richard Chocron; Hilario Nunes; Nathalie Nevo; Elisa Rossi; Bruno Crestani; Séverine Lecourt; Sylvie Chevret; Anna Lokajczyk; Virginie Mignon; Alexandre Kisaoglu; Karine Juvin; Sebastien Bertil; Dominique Valeyre; Audrey Cras; Pascale Gaussem; Dominique Israël-Biet; David M. Smadja
      Abstract: Introduction Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a devastating disease characterized by obliteration of alveolar architecture, resulting in declining lung function and ultimately death. Pathogenic mechanisms involve a concomitant accumulation of scar tissue together with myofibroblasts activation and a strong abnormal vascular remodeling. Endothelial progenitor cells (ECFC subtype) have been investigated in several human lung diseases as a potential actor in IPF. We previously demonstrated that ECFCs are down-regulated in IPF in contrast to healthy controls. We postulated here that ECFCs might behave as a liquid biopsy in IPF patients and that they exert modified vasculogenic properties. Methods and results ECFCs isolated from controls and IPF patients expressed markers of the endothelial lineage and did not differ concerning adhesion, migration, and differentiation in vitro and in vivo. However, senescent and apoptotic states were increased in ECFCs from IPF patients as shown by galactosidase staining, p16 expression, and annexin-V staining. Furthermore, conditioned medium of IPF-ECFCs had increased level of interleukin-8 that induced migration of neutrophils in vitro and in vivo. In addition, an infiltration by neutrophils was shown in IPF lung biopsies and we found in a prospective clinical study that a high level of neutrophils in peripheral blood of IPF patients was associated to a poor prognosis. Conclusion To conclude, our study shows that IPF patients have a senescent ECFC phenotype associated with an increased IL-8 secretion potential that might contribute to lung neutrophils invasion during IPF.
      PubDate: 2019-01-03
      DOI: 10.1007/s10456-018-09659-5
  • Targeting glioblastoma-derived pericytes improves chemotherapeutic outcome
    • Authors: Daniel A. P. Guerra; Ana E. Paiva; Isadora F. G. Sena; Patrick O. Azevedo; Walison N. Silva; Akiva Mintz; Alexander Birbrair
      Pages: 667 - 675
      Abstract: Abstract Glioblastoma is the most common malignant brain cancer in adults, with poor prognosis. The blood–brain barrier limits the arrival of several promising anti-glioblastoma drugs, and restricts the design of efficient therapies. Recently, by using state-of-the-art technologies, including thymidine kinase targeting system in combination with glioblastoma xenograft mouse models, it was revealed that targeting glioblastoma-derived pericytes improves chemotherapy efficiency. Strikingly, ibrutinib treatment enhances chemotherapeutic effectiveness, by targeting pericytes, improving blood–brain barrier permeability, and prolonging survival. This study identifies glioblastoma-derived pericyte as a novel target in the brain tumor microenvironment during carcinogenesis. Here, we summarize and evaluate recent advances in the understanding of pericyte’s role in the glioblastoma microenvironment.
      PubDate: 2018-11-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10456-018-9621-x
      Issue No: Vol. 21, No. 4 (2018)
  • Correction to: Gene therapy knockdown of VEGFR2 in retinal endothelial
           cells to treat retinopathy
    • Authors: Aaron B. Simmons; Colin A. Bretz; Haibo Wang; Eric Kunz; Kassem Hajj; Carson Kennedy; Zhihong Yang; Thipparat Suwanmanee; Tal Kafri; M. Elizabeth Hartnett
      Pages: 765 - 765
      Abstract: The article “Gene therapy knockdown of VEGFR2 in retinal endothelial cells to treat retinopathy”, written by “Aaron B. Simmons, Colin A. Bretz, Haibo Wang, Eric Kunz, Kassem Hajj, Carson Kennedy, Zhihong Yang, Thipparat Suwanmanee, Tal Kafri and M. Elizabeth Hartnett”, was originally published electronically on the publisher’s internet portal (currently SpringerLink) on 05 May 2018 without open access. With the author(s)’ decision to opt for Open Choice the copyright of the article changed on 20 June 2018 to © The Author(s) 2018 and the article is forthwith distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (, which permits use, duplication, adaptation, distribution and reproduction in any medium or format, as long as you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license and indicate if changes were made.
      PubDate: 2018-11-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10456-018-9626-5
      Issue No: Vol. 21, No. 4 (2018)
  • Prion protein is essential for diabetic retinopathy-associated
    • Authors: Lingyan Zhu; Jixiong Xu; Ying Liu; Tian Gong; Jianying Liu; Qiong Huang; Shane Fischbach; Wenquan Zou; Xiangwei Xiao
      Pages: 767 - 775
      Abstract: Abstract Diabetic retinopathy (DR), a major complication of diabetes caused by vascular damage and pathological proliferation of retinal vessels, often progresses to vision loss. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) signaling plays a pivotal role in the development of DR, but the exact underlying molecular mechanisms remain ill-defined. Cellular prion protein (PrPc) is a surface protein expressed by vascular endothelial cells, and the increased expression of PrPc is associated with physiological and pathological vascularization. Nevertheless, a role for PrPc in the development of DR has not been appreciated. Here, we addressed this question. We found that the development of streptozocin (STZ)-induced DR, but not the STZ-induced hyperglycemia/diabetes itself, was significantly attenuated in PrPc-KO mice, compared to control wildtype (WT) mice, evident by measurement of retinal vascular leakage, retinal neovascularization, a retinopathy score and visual acuity assessment. Moreover, the attenuation of DR severity seemingly resulted from attenuation of retinal neovascularization via VEGF/ras/rac signaling. Together, our study suggests a previously unappreciated role for PrPc in the development of DR.
      PubDate: 2018-11-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10456-018-9619-4
      Issue No: Vol. 21, No. 4 (2018)
  • Improved recovery from limb ischaemia by delivery of an affinity-isolated
           heparan sulphate
    • Authors: Selina Poon; Xiaohua Lu; Raymond A. A. Smith; Pei Ho; Kishore Bhakoo; Victor Nurcombe; Simon M. Cool
      Pages: 777 - 791
      Abstract: Abstract Peripheral arterial disease is a major cause of limb loss and its prevalence is increasing worldwide. As most standard-of-care therapies yield only unsatisfactory outcomes, more options are needed. Recent cell- and molecular-based therapies that have aimed to modulate vascular endothelial growth factor-165 (VEGF165) levels have not yet been approved for clinical use due to their uncertain side effects. We have previously reported a heparan sulphate (termed HS7) tuned to avidly bind VEGF165. Here, we investigated the ability of HS7 to promote vascular recovery in a murine hindlimb vascular ischaemia model. HS7 stabilised VEGF165 against thermal and enzyme degradation in vitro, and isolated VEGF165 from serum via affinity-chromatography. C57BL6 mice subjected to unilateral hindlimb ischaemia injury received daily intramuscular injections of respective treatments (n = 8) and were assessed over 3 weeks by laser Doppler perfusion, magnetic resonance angiography, histology and the regain of function. Mice receiving HS7 showed improved blood reperfusion in the footpad by day 7. In addition, they recovered hindlimb blood volume two- to fourfold faster compared to the saline group; the greatest rate of recovery was observed in the first week. Notably, 17% of HS7-treated animals recovered full hindlimb function by day 7, a number that grew to 58% and 100% by days 14 and 21, respectively. This was in contrast to only 38% in the control animals. These results highlight the potential of purified glycosaminoglycan fractions for clinical use following vascular insult, and confirm the importance of harnessing the activity of endogenous pro-healing factors generated at injury sites.
      PubDate: 2018-11-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10456-018-9622-9
      Issue No: Vol. 21, No. 4 (2018)
  • IGF2 and IGF1R identified as novel tip cell genes in primary microvascular
           endothelial cell monolayers
    • Authors: Marchien G. Dallinga; Bahar Yetkin-Arik; Richelle P. Kayser; Ilse M. C. Vogels; Patrycja Nowak-Sliwinska; Arjan W. Griffioen; Cornelis J. F. van Noorden; Ingeborg Klaassen; Reinier O. Schlingemann
      Pages: 823 - 836
      Abstract: Abstract Tip cells, the leading cells of angiogenic sprouts, were identified in cultures of human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) by using CD34 as a marker. Here, we show that tip cells are also present in primary human microvascular endothelial cells (hMVECs), a more relevant endothelial cell type for angiogenesis. By means of flow cytometry, immunocytochemistry, and qPCR, it is shown that endothelial cell cultures contain a dynamic population of CD34+ cells with many hallmarks of tip cells, including filopodia-like extensions, elevated mRNA levels of known tip cell genes, and responsiveness to stimulation with VEGF and inhibition by DLL4. Furthermore, we demonstrate that our in vitro tip cell model can be exploited to investigate cellular and molecular mechanisms in tip cells and to discover novel targets for anti-angiogenesis therapy in patients. Small interfering RNA (siRNA) was used to knockdown gene expression of the known tip cell genes angiopoietin 2 (ANGPT2) and tyrosine kinase with immunoglobulin-like and EGF-like domains 1 (TIE1), which resulted in similar effects on tip cells and sprouting as compared to inhibition of tip cells in vivo. Finally, we identified two novel tip cell-specific genes in CD34+ tip cells in vitro: insulin-like growth factor 2 (IGF2) and IGF-1-receptor (IGF1R). Knockdown of these genes resulted in a significant decrease in the fraction of tip cells and in the extent of sprouting in vitro and in vivo. In conclusion, this study shows that by using our in vitro tip cell model, two novel essential tip cells genes are identified.
      PubDate: 2018-11-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10456-018-9627-4
      Issue No: Vol. 21, No. 4 (2018)
  • miR-153 inhibits the migration and the tube formation of endothelial cells
           by blocking the paracrine of angiopoietin 1 in breast cancer cells
    • Authors: Huichun Liang; Fei Ge; Yuhui Xu; Ji Xiao; Zhongmei Zhou; Rong Liu; Ceshi Chen
      Pages: 849 - 860
      Abstract: Abstract The sprouting of endothelial cells is the first step of tumor angiogenesis. Our previous study suggests that miR-153 suppresses breast tumor angiogenesis partially through targeting hypoxia-induced factor (HIF1α). In this study, we demonstrated that miR-153 also suppresses the migration and the tube formation of endothelial cells through directly targeting angiopoietin 1 (ANG1) in breast cancer cells. There was a negative correlation between miR-153 and ANG1 levels in breast cancer. miR-153 blocked the expression and secretion of ANG1 in breast cancer cells through binding to ANG1 mRNA. Conditioned medium from the breast cancer cell, MCF7, treated with miR-153 had no effect on the proliferation of HUVECs, but significantly inhibited the migration and tube formation of HUVECs, which could be rescued by overexpression of ANG1. In addition, miR-153 also directly inhibited the proliferation and migration of MCF7 through downregulation of ANG1. These findings suggest that miR-153 suppresses the activity of tumor cells and the migration and tube formation of endothelial cells by silencing ANG1.
      PubDate: 2018-11-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10456-018-9630-9
      Issue No: Vol. 21, No. 4 (2018)
  • Human microvasculature-on-a chip: anti-neovasculogenic effect of
           nintedanib in vitro
    • Authors: Soheila Zeinali; Colette A. Bichsel; Nina Hobi; Manuela Funke; Thomas M. Marti; Ralph A. Schmid; Olivier T. Guenat; Thomas Geiser
      Pages: 861 - 871
      Abstract: Abstract Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is characterized by a progressive scarring and stiffening of the peripheral lung tissue that decreases lung function. Over the course of the disease, the lung microvasculature undergoes extensive remodeling. There is increased angiogenesis around fibrotic foci and an absence of microvessels within the foci. To elucidate how the anti-fibrotic drug nintedanib acts on vascular remodeling, we used an in vitro model of perfusable microvessels made with primary endothelial cells and primary lung fibroblasts in a microfluidic chip. The microvasculature model allowed us to study the impact of nintedanib on permeability, vascularized area, and cell–cell interactions. The anti-vasculogenic impact of nintedanib was visible at the minimal concentrations of 10 nM, showing a significant increase in vessel permeability. Furthermore, nintedanib decreased microvessel density, diameter, and influenced fibroblast organization around endothelial microvessels. These results show that nintedanib acts on the endothelial network formation and endothelial–perivascular interactions. Advanced in vitro microvasculature models may thus serve to pinpoint the mechanistic effect of anti-fibrotic drugs on the microvascular remodeling in 3D and refine findings from animal studies.
      PubDate: 2018-11-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10456-018-9631-8
      Issue No: Vol. 21, No. 4 (2018)
  • EphB4 mediates resistance to antiangiogenic therapy in experimental glioma
    • Authors: Christian Uhl; Moritz Markel; Thomas Broggini; Melina Nieminen; Irina Kremenetskaia; Peter Vajkoczy; Marcus Czabanka
      Pages: 873 - 881
      Abstract: Introduction Alterations in vascular morphogenesis are hallmarks of antiangiogenesis-resistant tumor vessels. Vascular morphogenesis is regulated by ephrinB2-EphB4 system which may induce different biological effects depending on the oncological and molecular contexts. It was the aim of the current study to characterize the influence of EphB4 on tumor microcirculation after antiangiogenic treatment using different SF126 glioma models. Materials and methods Using an ecotropic transfection system, empty vector (pLXSN) or EphB4 (EphB4OE) overexpressing Phoenix-ECO cells were coimplanted with SF126 glioma cells subcutaneously (dorsal skinfold chamber, DSC) and orthotopically (cranial window, CW). Tumor volume was assessed by MRI. Intravital microscopy (IVM) allowed microcirculatory analysis (total {TVD} and functional vessel density {FVD}, diameter {D}, and permeability index {PI}) before and after antiangiogenic treatment (Sunitinib: DSC: 40 mg/kg BW, 6 days; CW: 80 mg/kg BW, 4 days). Immunohistochemistry included Pecam–Desmin, Ki67, TUNEL, and Caspase 3 stainings. Results EphB4OE induced large and treatment-resistant tumor vessels (FVD: Control/Su: 110 ± 23 cm/cm2 vs. EphB4OE/Su: 103 ± 42 cm/cm2). Maintenance of pericyte–endothelial cell interactions (Control: 80 ± 12 vs. Control/Su: 47 ± 26%; EphB4OE: 88 ± 9 vs. EphB4OE/Su: 74 ± 25%) and reduced antiproliferative (Control: 637 ± 80 vs. Control/Su: 110 ± 22; EphB4OE: 298 ± 108 vs. EphB4OE/Su: 213 ± 80) and proapoptotic responses (Control: 196 ± 25 vs. Control / Su: 404 ± 60; EphB4OE: 183 ± 20 vs. EphB4OE/Su: 270 ± 66) were observed under EphB4 overexpression. Conclusion EphB4 overexpression leads to vascular resistance by altering vascular morphogenesis, pericyte coverage, and cellular proliferation/apoptosis in experimental SF126 glioma models.
      PubDate: 2018-11-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10456-018-9633-6
      Issue No: Vol. 21, No. 4 (2018)
  • PDGF-BB regulates splitting angiogenesis in skeletal muscle by limiting
           VEGF-induced endothelial proliferation
    • Authors: R. Gianni-Barrera; A. Butschkau; A. Uccelli; A. Certelli; P. Valente; M. Bartolomeo; E. Groppa; M. G. Burger; R. Hlushchuk; M. Heberer; D. J. Schaefer; L. Gürke; V. Djonov; B. Vollmar; A. Banfi
      Pages: 883 - 900
      Abstract: Abstract VEGF induces normal or aberrant angiogenesis depending on its dose in the microenvironment around each producing cell in vivo. This transition depends on the balance between VEGF-induced endothelial stimulation and PDGF-BB-mediated pericyte recruitment, and co-expression of PDGF-BB normalizes aberrant angiogenesis despite high VEGF doses. We recently found that VEGF over-expression induces angiogenesis in skeletal muscle through an initial circumferential vascular enlargement followed by longitudinal splitting, rather than sprouting. Here we investigated the cellular mechanism by which PDGF-BB co-expression normalizes VEGF-induced aberrant angiogenesis. Monoclonal populations of transduced myoblasts, expressing similarly high levels of VEGF alone or with PDGF-BB, were implanted in mouse skeletal muscles. PDGF-BB co-expression did not promote sprouting and angiogenesis that occurred through vascular enlargement and splitting. However, enlargements were significantly smaller in diameter, due to a significant reduction in endothelial proliferation, and retained pericytes, which were otherwise lost with high VEGF alone. A time-course of histological analyses and repetitive intravital imaging showed that PDGF-BB co-expression anticipated the initiation of vascular enlargement and markedly accelerated the splitting process. Interestingly, quantification during in vivo imaging suggested that a global reduction in shear stress favored the initiation of transluminal pillar formation during VEGF-induced splitting angiogenesis. Quantification of target gene expression showed that VEGF-R2 signaling output was significantly reduced by PDGF-BB co-expression compared to VEGF alone. In conclusion, PDGF-BB co-expression prevents VEGF-induced aberrant angiogenesis by modulating VEGF-R2 signaling and endothelial proliferation, thereby limiting the degree of circumferential enlargement and enabling efficient completion of vascular splitting into normal capillary networks despite high VEGF doses.
      PubDate: 2018-11-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10456-018-9634-5
      Issue No: Vol. 21, No. 4 (2018)
  • Correction to: Soluble delta-like 1 homolog (DLK1) stimulates angiogenesis
           through Notch1/Akt/eNOS signaling in endothelial cells
    • Authors: Chao-Cheng Huang; Hsiao-Mei Kuo; Pei-Chang Wu; Shih-Hsuan Cheng; Tzu-Ting Chang; Yi-Chen Chang; Mei-Lang Kung; Deng-Chyang Wu; Jiin-Haur Chuang; Ming-Hong Tai
      Pages: 901 - 901
      Abstract: In the original publication of the article, there is an error in one of the citations in the Discussion section.
      PubDate: 2018-11-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10456-018-9615-8
      Issue No: Vol. 21, No. 4 (2018)
  • Interleukin-22 promotes tumor angiogenesis
    • Authors: Nicholas J. Protopsaltis; Wei Liang; Eric Nudleman; Napoleone Ferrara
      Abstract: Abstract TH17 cells play important yet complex roles in cancer development and progression. We previously reported that TH17 cells and IL-17 mediate resistance to anti-VEGF therapy by inducing recruitment of immunosuppressive and proangiogenic myeloid cells to the tumor microenvironment. Here, we demonstrate that IL-22, a key effector cytokine expressed by TH17 cells, directly acts on endothelial cells to promote tumor angiogenesis. IL-22 induces endothelial cell proliferation, survival, and chemotaxis in vitro and neovascularization in an ex vivo mouse choroid explant model. Blockade of IL-22, with a neutralizing antibody, significantly inhibits tumor growth associated with reduced microvascular density. No synergistic effect of IL-22 with VEGF was observed. These results identify IL-22 as a potential therapeutic target for blocking tumor angiogenesis.
      PubDate: 2018-12-11
      DOI: 10.1007/s10456-018-9658-x
  • Mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease cause rarefaction of pial
           collaterals and increased severity of ischemic stroke
    • Authors: Hua Zhang; Bo Jin; James E. Faber
      Abstract: Abstract Vascular dysfunction contributes to the progression and severity of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Patients with AD also sustain larger infarctions after ischemic stroke; however, the responsible mechanisms are unknown. Pial collaterals are the primary source of protection in stroke. Unfortunately, natural aging and other vascular risk factors cause a decline in collateral number and diameter (rarefaction) and an increase in stroke severity. Herein, we tested the hypothesis that AD accelerates age-induced collateral rarefaction and examined potential underlying mechanisms. Triple and double transgenic mouse models of AD both sustained collateral rarefaction by 8 months of age, well before the onset of rarefaction caused by aging alone (16 months of age). Rarefaction, which did not progress further at 18 months of age, was accompanied by a twofold increase in infarct volume after MCA occlusion. AD did not induce rarefaction of similarly sized pial arterioles or penetrating arterioles. Rarefaction was minimal and occurred only at 18 months of age in a parenchymal vascular amyloid-beta model of AD. Rarefaction was not associated with amyloid-beta deposition on collaterals or pial arteries, nor was plaque burden or CD11b+ cell density greater in brain underlying the collateral zones versus elsewhere. However, rarefaction was accompanied by increased markers of oxidative stress, inflammation, and aging of collateral endothelial and mural cells. Moreover, rarefaction was lessened by deletion of CX3CR1 and prevented by overexpression of eNOS. These findings demonstrate that mouse models of AD promote rarefaction of pial collaterals and implicate inflammation-induced accelerated aging of collateral wall cells. Strategies that reduce vascular inflammation and/or increase nitric oxide may preserve collateral function.
      PubDate: 2018-12-05
      DOI: 10.1007/s10456-018-9655-0
  • TSPYL5-mediated inhibition of p53 promotes human endothelial cell function
    • Authors: Hee-Jun Na; Chung Eun Yeum; Han-Seop Kim; Jungwoon Lee; Jae Yun Kim; Yee Sook Cho
      Abstract: Abstract Testis-specific protein, Y-encoded like (TSPYL) family proteins (TSPYL1-6), which are members of the nucleosome assembly protein superfamily, have been determined to be involved in the regulation of various cellular functions. However, the potential role of TSPYL family proteins in endothelial cells (ECs) has not been determined. Here, we demonstrated that the expression of TSPYL5 is highly enriched in human ECs such as human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) and human pluripotent stem cell-differentiated ECs (hPSC-ECs). Importantly, TSPYL5 overexpression was shown to promote EC proliferation and functions, such as migration and tube formation, by downregulating p53 expression. Adriamycin-induced senescence was markedly blocked by TSPYL5 overexpression. In addition, the TSPYL5 depletion-mediated loss of EC functions was blocked by p53 inhibition. Significantly, TSPYL5 overexpression promoted angiogenesis in Matrigel plug and wound repair in a mouse skin wound healing model in vivo. Our results suggest that TSPYL5, a novel angiogenic regulator, plays a key role in maintaining endothelial integrity and function. These findings extend the understanding of TSPYL5-dependent mechanisms underlying the regulation of p53-related functions in ECs.
      PubDate: 2018-11-23
      DOI: 10.1007/s10456-018-9656-z
  • The regulatory network of miR-141 in the inhibition of angiogenesis
    • Authors: Haojie Dong; Chunhua Weng; Rongpan Bai; Jinghao Sheng; Xiangwei Gao; Ling Li; Zhengping Xu
      Abstract: Abstract The miR-200 family, consisting of miR-200a/b/c, miR-141, and miR-429, is well known to inhibit epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in cancer invasion and metastasis. Among the miR-200 family members, miR-200a/b/c and miR-429 have been reported to inhibit angiogenesis. However, the role of miR-141 in angiogenesis remains elusive, as contradicting results have been found in different cancer types and tumor models. Particularly, the effect of miR-141 in vascular endothelial cells has not been defined. In this study, we used several in vitro and in vivo models to demonstrate that miR-141 in endothelial cells inhibits angiogenesis. Additional mechanistic studies showed that miR-141 suppresses angiogenesis through multiple targets, including NRP1, GAB1, CXCL12β, TGFβ2, and GATA6, and bioinformatics analysis indicated that miR-141 and its targets comprise a powerful and precise regulatory network to modulate angiogenesis. Taken together, these data not only demonstrate an anti-angiogenic effect of miR-141, further strengthening the critical role of miR-200 family in the process of angiogenesis, but also provides a valuable cancer therapeutic target to control both angiogenesis and EMT, two essential steps in tumor growth and metastasis.
      PubDate: 2018-11-21
      DOI: 10.1007/s10456-018-9654-1
  • ADAM10 controls the differentiation of the coronary arterial endothelium
    • Authors: Gregory Farber; Matthew M. Parks; Nicole Lustgarten Guahmich; Yi Zhang; Sébastien Monette; Scott C. Blanchard; Annarita Di Lorenzo; Carl P. Blobel
      Abstract: Abstract The coronary vasculature is crucial for normal heart function, yet much remains to be learned about its development, especially the maturation of coronary arterial endothelium. Here, we show that endothelial inactivation of ADAM10, a key regulator of Notch signaling, leads to defects in coronary arterial differentiation, as evidenced by dysregulated genes related to Notch signaling and arterial identity. Moreover, transcriptome analysis indicated reduced EGFR signaling in A10ΔEC coronary endothelium. Further analysis revealed that A10ΔEC mice have enlarged dysfunctional hearts with abnormal myocardial compaction, and increased expression of venous and immature endothelium markers. These findings provide the first evidence for a potential role for endothelial ADAM10 in cardioprotective homeostatic EGFR signaling and implicate ADAM10/Notch signaling in coronary arterial cell specification, which is vital for normal heart development and function. The ADAM10/Notch signaling pathway thus emerges as a potential therapeutic target for improving the regenerative capacity and maturation of the coronary vasculature.
      PubDate: 2018-11-16
      DOI: 10.1007/s10456-018-9653-2
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