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Cell Physiol Biochem ; 53(5): 865-886, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31724838

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BACKGROUND/AIMS: Heart failure is characterized by chronic low-grade vascular inflammation, which in itself can lead to endothelial dysfunction. Clinical trials showed reductions in heart failure-related hospitalizations of type 2 diabetic patients using sodium glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitors (SGLT2i's). Whether and how SGLT2i's directly affect the endothelium under inflammatory conditions is not completely understood. The aim of the study was to investigate whether the SGLT2i Empagliflozin (EMPA) and Dapagliflozin (DAPA) reduce tumor necrosis factor α (TNFα) induced endothelial inflammation in vitro. METHODS: Human coronary arterial endothelial cells (HCAECs) and human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) were (pre-)incubated with 1 µM EMPA or DAPA and subsequently exposed to 10 ng/ml TNFα. ROS and NO were measured using live cell imaging. Target proteins were either determined by infrared western blotting or fluorescence activated cell sorting (FACS). The connection between Cav-1 and eNOS was determined by co-immunoprecipitation. RESULTS: Nitric oxide (NO) bioavailability was reduced by TNFα and both EMPA and DAPA restored NO levels in TNFα-stimulated HCAECs. Intracellular ROS was increased by TNFα, and this increase was completely abolished by EMPA and DAPA in HCAECs by means of live cell imaging. eNOS signaling was significantly disturbed after 24 h when cells were exposed to TNFα for 24h, yet the presence of both SGLT2is did not prevent this disruption. TNFα-induced enhanced permeability at t=24h was unaffected in HUVECs by EMPA. Similarly, adhesion molecule expression (VCAM-1 and ICAM-1) was elevated after 4h TNFα (1.5-5.5 fold increase of VCAM-1 and 4-12 fold increase of ICAM-1) but were unaffected by EMPA and DAPA in both cell types. Although we detected expression of SGLT2 protein levels, the fact that we could not silence this expression by means of siRNA and the mRNA levels of SGLT2 were not detectable in HCAECs, suggests aspecificity or our SGLT2 antibody and absence of SGLT2 in our cells. CONCLUSION: These data suggest that EMPA and DAPA rather restore NO bioavailability by inhibiting ROS generation than by affecting eNOS expression or signaling, barrier function and adhesion molecules expression in TNFα-induced endothelial cells. Furthermore, the observed effects cannot be ascribed to the inhibition of SGLT2 in endothelial cells.


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Compostos Benzidrílicos/farmacologia , Regulação para Baixo/efeitos dos fármacos , Glucosídeos/farmacologia , Óxido Nítrico/metabolismo , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa/farmacologia , Vasos Coronários/citologia , Células Endoteliais/citologia , Células Endoteliais/efeitos dos fármacos , Células Endoteliais/metabolismo , Células Endoteliais da Veia Umbilical Humana , Humanos , Molécula 1 de Adesão Intercelular/metabolismo , Óxido Nítrico Sintase Tipo III/metabolismo , Permeabilidade/efeitos dos fármacos , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Transportador 2 de Glucose-Sódio/genética , Transportador 2 de Glucose-Sódio/metabolismo , Molécula 1 de Adesão de Célula Vascular
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Zhonghua Lao Dong Wei Sheng Zhi Ye Bing Za Zhi ; 37(10): 732-736, 2019 Oct 20.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31726502

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Objective: To observe the changes of extracellular histones and pulmonary microvascular endothelial cells, and study the activating role of extracellular histones to pulmonary microvascular endothelial cells in the pathogenesis of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) . Methods: The correlation of the severity of acute lung injury with extracellular histones and pulmonary endothelial damage was studied through mice model, and acute lung injury was produced by aspiration of different concentrations of hydrochloric acid (0.01、0.1、0.3 and 0.5 mol/L, 2 ml/kg). Tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), soluble thrombomodulin (sTM) and lung pathological change were measured. The pro-inflammatory role of extracellular histones was tested by injecting calf thymus histones (CTH) or specific anti-H4 antibody through tail vein. The direct activating role of extracellular histones to pulmonary microvascular endothelial cells was studied through pulmonary endothelial model. Results: The extracellular histones in plasma were increased obviously 6h after aspiration of different concentrations of hydrochloric acid in mice. A positive correlation was seen between extracellular histones and concentrations of aspirated hydrochloric acid (r=0.9180, P<0.05). The sTM in plasma also showed a positive correlation with concentrations of aspirated hydrochloric acid (r=0.8701, P<0.05). Merely administering CTH could not only increase TNF-α and sTM in plasma but also cause obvious lung injury, while specific anti-H4 antibody could relieve the inflammation and lung damage caused by CTH. Extracellular histones could directly damage pulmonary endothelial cells to release sTM in pulmonary endothelial model in vitro, while anti-H4 antibody could protect the endothelial cells. Conclusion: Extracellular histones are the key endogenic inflammatory mediators during the pathogenesis of ARDS caused by aspiration of hydrochloric acid, which could promote inflammation by directly activating pulmonary endothelial cells.


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Lesão Pulmonar Aguda/patologia , Células Endoteliais/citologia , Histonas/sangue , Síndrome do Desconforto Respiratório do Adulto/patologia , Lesão Pulmonar Aguda/induzido quimicamente , Animais , Células Endoteliais/patologia , Ácido Clorídrico , Inflamação , Pulmão , Camundongos , Síndrome do Desconforto Respiratório do Adulto/induzido quimicamente , Trombomodulina/sangue , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa/sangue
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Adv Exp Med Biol ; 1164: 207-224, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31576551

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Prostate cancers have a justified reputation as one of the most heterogeneous human tumours. Indeed, there are some who consider that advanced and castration-resistant prostate cancers are incurable, as a direct result of this heterogeneity. However, tumour heterogeneity can be defined in different ways. To a clinician, prostate cancer is a number of different diseases, the treatments for which remain equally heterogeneous and uncertain. To the pathologist, the histopathological appearances of the tumours are notoriously heterogeneous. Indeed, the genius of Donald Gleason in the 1960s was to devise a classification system designed to take into account the heterogeneity of the tumours both individually and in the whole prostate context. To the cell biologist, a prostate tumour consists of multiple epithelial cell types, inter-mingled with various fibroblasts, neuroendocrine cells, endothelial cells, macrophages and lymphocytes, all of which interact to influence treatment responses in a patient-specific manner. Finally, genetic analyses of prostate cancers have been compromised by the variable gene rearrangements and paucity of activating mutations observed, even in large numbers of patient tumours with consistent clinical diagnoses and/or outcomes. Research into familial susceptibility has even generated the least tractable outcome of such studies: the genetic loci are of low penetrance and are of course heterogeneous. By fractionating the tumour (and patient-matched non-malignant tissues) heterogeneity can be resolved, revealing homogeneous markers of patient outcomes.


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Células Endoteliais , Neoplasias da Próstata , Células Endoteliais/citologia , Heterogeneidade Genética , Humanos , Masculino , Mutação , Neoplasias da Próstata/diagnóstico , Neoplasias da Próstata/genética , Neoplasias da Próstata/patologia , Neoplasias da Próstata/terapia
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Sheng Li Xue Bao ; 71(5): 783-791, 2019 Oct 25.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31646332

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Circadian rhythms widely exist in living organisms, and they are regulated by the biological clock. Growing evidence has shown that circadian rhythms are tightly related to the physiological function of the cardiovascular system, including blood pressure, heart rate, metabolism of cardiomyocytes, function of endothelial cells, and vasoconstriction and vasodilation. In addition, disruption of circadian rhythms has been considered as one of the important risk factors for cardiovascular diseases, such as myocardial infarction. This review summarizes the recent research advances in the relationship between circadian clock and cardiovascular diseases, hoping to improve treatment strategies for patients with cardiovascular diseases according to the theory of biological clock.


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Doenças Cardiovasculares/fisiopatologia , Relógios Circadianos , Ritmo Circadiano , Pressão Sanguínea , Células Endoteliais/citologia , Frequência Cardíaca , Humanos , Miócitos Cardíacos/metabolismo , Vasoconstrição , Vasodilatação
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Isr Med Assoc J ; 21(7): 471-474, 2019 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31507123

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BACKGROUND: Microvascular damage, clinically expressed by Raynaud's phenomenon, is generally the first symptom of the disease and the injured vascular cells, both endothelial and perivascular, may transdifferentiate to myofibroblasts, thus leading to collagen deposition in the tissue and consequent fibrosis. Systemic sclerosis (SSc, scleroderma) is complex disease characterized by autoimmunity, vasculopathy, and fibrosis. It has been shown that microvascular damage may be the first symptom of SSc. Injured endothelial cells and pericytes may transdifferentiate into myofibroblasts, the cells responsible for fibrosis and collagen deposition in the tissue. Based on these factors, the process of myofibroblast generation may link two pivotal events of SSc: microvascular damage and fibrosis. Understanding the development, differentiation, and function of myofibroblasts is therefore crucial to individuate early pathogenetic events and develop new therapeutic target for SSc, a condition in which no disease-modifying agents are available. The aim of this review was to discuss the possible origins of myofibroblasts in SSc, highlighting the process of endothelial mesenchymal transition and pericytes to myofibroblast transition and to show how these events may contribute to pathogenesis of the disease.


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Miofibroblastos/citologia , Doença de Raynaud/fisiopatologia , Escleroderma Sistêmico/fisiopatologia , Diferenciação Celular/fisiologia , Células Endoteliais/citologia , Transição Epitelial-Mesenquimal/fisiologia , Fibrose/patologia , Humanos , Pericitos/citologia
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Adv Exp Med Biol ; 1161: 149-167, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31562629

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Inflammation is a common underlying factor in a diversity of ocular diseases, ranging from macular degeneration, autoimmune uveitis, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and microbial infection. In addition to the variety of known cellular mediators of inflammation, such as cytokines, chemokines and lipid mediators, there is now considerable evidence that sphingolipid metabolites also play a central role in the regulation of inflammatory pathways. Various sphingolipid metabolites, such as ceramide (Cer), ceramide-1-phosphate (C1P), sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P), and lactosylceramide (LacCer) can contribute to ocular inflammatory diseases through multiple pathways. For example, inflammation generates Cer from sphingomyelins (SM) in the plasma membrane, which induces death receptor ligand formation and leads to apoptosis of retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) and photoreceptor cells. Inflammatory stress by reactive oxygen species leads to LacCer accumulation and S1P secretion and induces proliferation of retinal endothelial cells and eventual formation of new vessels. In sphingolipid/lysosomal storage disorders, sphingolipid metabolites accumulate in lysosomes and can cause ocular disorders that have an inflammatory etiology. Sphingolipid metabolites activate complement factors in the immune-response mediated pathogenesis of macular degeneration. These examples highlight the integral association between sphingolipids and inflammation in ocular diseases.


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Oftalmopatias , Inflamação , Esfingolipídeos , Apoptose , Células Endoteliais/citologia , Células Endoteliais/patologia , Oftalmopatias/fisiopatologia , Humanos , Inflamação/fisiopatologia , Esfingolipídeos/metabolismo
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Hypertension ; 74(5): 1200-1214, 2019 11.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31542964

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Endothelial cells line all blood vessels and are critical regulators of vascular tone. In hypertension, disruption of endothelial function alters the release of endothelial-derived vasoactive factors and results in increased vascular tone. Although the release of endothelial-derived vasodilators occurs in a Ca2+-dependent manner, little is known on how Ca2+ signaling is altered in hypertension. A key element to endothelial control of vascular tone is Ca2+ signals at specialized regions (myoendothelial projections) that connect endothelial cells and smooth muscle cells. This work describes disruption in the operation of this key Ca2+ signaling pathway in hypertension. We show that vascular reactivity to phenylephrine is increased in hypertensive (spontaneously hypertensive rat) when compared with normotensive (Wistar Kyoto) rats. Basal endothelial Ca2+ activity limits vascular contraction, but that Ca2+-dependent control is impaired in hypertension. When changes in endothelial Ca2+ levels are buffered, vascular contraction to phenylephrine increased, resulting in similar responses in normotension and hypertension. Local endothelial IP3(inositol trisphosphate)-mediated Ca2+ signals are smaller in amplitude, shorter in duration, occur less frequently, and arise from fewer sites in hypertension. Spatial control of endothelial Ca2+ signaling is also disrupted in hypertension: local Ca2+ signals occur further from myoendothelial projections in hypertension. The results demonstrate that the organization of local Ca2+ signaling circuits occurring at myoendothelial projections is disrupted in hypertension, giving rise to increased contractile responses.


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Sinalização do Cálcio/efeitos dos fármacos , Endotélio Vascular/metabolismo , Hipertensão/fisiopatologia , Fenilefrina/farmacologia , Receptores de Detecção de Cálcio/metabolismo , Animais , Sinalização do Cálcio/fisiologia , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Células Endoteliais/citologia , Células Endoteliais/metabolismo , Endotélio Vascular/fisiopatologia , Hipertensão/metabolismo , Masculino , Potenciais da Membrana/efeitos dos fármacos , Músculo Liso Vascular/metabolismo , Distribuição Aleatória , Ratos , Ratos Endogâmicos SHR , Ratos Endogâmicos WKY , Valores de Referência , Sensibilidade e Especificidade , Vasoconstrição/efeitos dos fármacos , Vasoconstrição/fisiologia
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Adv Exp Med Biol ; 1165: 145-163, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31399965

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Renal fibrosis has been regarded as the common pathway of end-stage renal failure. Understanding the fundamental mechanism that leads to renal fibrosis is essential for developing better therapeutic options for chronic kidney diseases. So far, the main abstractions are on the injury of tubular epithelial cells, activation of interstitial cells, expression of chemotactic factor and adhesion molecule, infiltration of inflammatory cells and homeostasis of ECM. However, emerging studies revealed that endothelial cells (ECs) might happen to endothelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EndMT) dependent and/or independent endothelial dysfunction, which were supposed to accelerate renal fibrosis and are identified as new mechanisms for the proliferation of myofibroblasts as well. In this chapter, we are about to interpret the role of ECs in renal fibrosis and analyze the related molecules and pathways of both EndMT and EndMT independent endothelial dysfunction.


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Células Endoteliais/citologia , Rim/patologia , Insuficiência Renal Crônica/fisiopatologia , Fibrose , Humanos , Miofibroblastos/citologia
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Adv Exp Med Biol ; 1155: 391-406, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31468417

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Heat stress is an environmental factor that causes severe economic loss to the current intensive breeding industry and induces huge impact on the long-term growth in livestock and poultry industry. Many animal experiments confirmed that heat stress is a major cause of heat stroke death, which is due to severe damage to endothelial cells. In order to provide a theoretical basis for the treatment or mitigation of heat stress related diseases in broilers, the effect of taurine on injury and apoptosis of aortic endothelial cells in broilers under heat stress was investigated in the present study. Ten days healthy broilers were sacrificed, then aortic tissue was used to isolate and cultivate primary broiler aortic endothelial cells. The third to the fifth generations of cells were used in the experiment. The cells were randomly divided into five groups, including control group (C), heat stress group (HS), low taurine (HS+LTau) group, mild taurine (HS+MTau) group and high taurine (HS+HTau) group. Cells in all groups were cultivated for 24 h in cell incubator (37 °C, 5% CO2). Then the heat stress group cells were cultivated in a 43 °C thermostatic water bath for 6 h under heat stress, and then re-incubated under 37 °C for 1 h. The results showed that compared with the control group, expression levels of Bax, Caspase-9, Caspase-3, Cyt-c, P53 and other pro-apoptosis factors in HS groups were significantly increased (P < 0.05), while expression levels of anti-apoptosis factor Bcl-2 showed a significant decrease (P < 0.05). Compared with HS group, expression levels of Bcl-2 in endothelial cells were significantly increased by taurine administration (P < 0.05), while expression of Bax, Caspase-9, Caspase-3, Cyt-c and P53 were significantly increased by taurine (P < 0.05). In summary, the present data indicated that taurine could protect against injury and apoptosis of aortic endothelial cells under heat stress by inhibiting the activation of mitochondria-mediated apoptotic pathways.


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Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Galinhas , Células Endoteliais/efeitos dos fármacos , Resposta ao Choque Térmico , Taurina/farmacologia , Animais , Aorta/citologia , Células Cultivadas , Células Endoteliais/citologia , Distribuição Aleatória
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Cornea ; 38(9): 1137-1141, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31394553

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PURPOSE: The prospective case series aimed to examine the agreement between the use of a slit-scanning contact specular microscope and a noncontact specular microscope in corneal endothelial cell (CEC) analysis and to evaluate the differences between the central and peripheral regions in normal corneas. METHODS: After confirming normal corneal endothelium with slit-lamp microscopy, CEC images of 56 eyes of 56 cataractous patients were analyzed in the central and 4 peripheral regions using a slit-scanning contact specular microscope. A noncontact specular microscope was used for the analysis in the central region. The endothelial cell density (ECD), the percentage of hexagonal shape cells (HEX), and the coefficient of variation (CV) in the central region were compared. Differences between central and peripheral CECs were also evaluated. RESULTS: The mean ECD was 2778 cell/mm and was not different from the results using the noncontact specular microscope (2736 cell/mm, P = 0.051). There was a significant correlation (P < 0.001, R = 0.72). The analysis of HEX resulted in larger values with the slit-scanning contact microscope (53.13% vs. 48.89%, P < 0.001), whereas there was no difference in the CV (38.48 vs. 38.04, P = 0.56). On comparing the central and peripheral regions, there was no significant difference in the ECD, whereas significant differences were found in the superior region in the HEX and CV (P < 0.001) and in the nasal region in CV (P = 0.023). CONCLUSIONS: The analysis of ECD with the use of the slit-scanning contact specular microscope did not differ from the noncontact specular microscope, and the results demonstrated no difference between the central and peripheral ECD.


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Catarata/diagnóstico por imagem , Técnicas de Diagnóstico Oftalmológico , Células Endoteliais/citologia , Epitélio Posterior/diagnóstico por imagem , Microscopia/métodos , Adulto , Idoso , Contagem de Células , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estudos Prospectivos , Microscopia com Lâmpada de Fenda
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Chem Biol Interact ; 311: 108773, 2019 Sep 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31351048

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Hemangioma (HA) is tumor formed by hyper-proliferation of vascular endothelial cells. However, the potential effects of mono-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (MEHP) on the progression of HA are not well illustrated. Our present study revealed that MEHP exposure can significantly increase the in vitro proliferation of hemangioma-derived endothelial cells (HemECs). MEHP treatment can activate yes-associated protein (YAP), a key effector of Hippo pathway, by inhibiting its phosphorylation. The dephosphorylation of YAP induced by MEHP can promote the nuclear accumulation of YAP. Knockdown of YAP or its inhibitor can block MEHP triggered cell proliferation. MEHP can increase the levels of precursor and mature mRNA of YAP in HemECs. As well, MEHP extended the half-life of YAP protein. Mechanistically, MEHP can decrease the phosphorylation of YAP via suppressing the activity of large tumor suppressor kinase 1/2 (LATS1/2) to inhibit it induced degradation of YAP. Further, MEHP increased the expression of interferon regulatory factor 1 (IRF1), which can bind to the promoter of YAP to initiate its transcription. Collectively, we revealed that Hippo-YAP signal is involved in MEHP-induced proliferation of HA cells.


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Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Dietilexilftalato/análogos & derivados , Hemangioma/patologia , Proteínas Nucleares/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Fatores de Transcrição/metabolismo , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteínas de Ciclo Celular , Células Cultivadas , Dietilexilftalato/farmacologia , Células Endoteliais/citologia , Células Endoteliais/efeitos dos fármacos , Células Endoteliais/metabolismo , Hemangioma/metabolismo , Humanos , Fatores Reguladores de Interferon/metabolismo , Proteínas Nucleares/antagonistas & inibidores , Proteínas Nucleares/genética , Estabilidade Proteica/efeitos dos fármacos , Interferência de RNA , RNA Interferente Pequeno/metabolismo , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Fatores de Transcrição/antagonistas & inibidores , Fatores de Transcrição/genética , Transcrição Genética/efeitos dos fármacos
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Cell Prolif ; 52(5): e12658, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31297910

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OBJECTIVES: The bone tissue engineering primarily focuses on three-dimensional co-culture systems, which physical and biological properties resemble the cell matrix of actual tissues. The complex dialogue between bone-forming and endothelial cells (ECs) in a tissue-engineered construct will directly regulate angiogenesis and bone regeneration. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether co-culture between osteogenic and angiogenic cells derived by bone mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) could affect cell activities and new bone formation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Mesenchymal stem cells were dually induced to differentiate into osteogenic cells (OMSCs) and ECs; both cell types were co-cultured at different ratios to investigate their effects and underlying mechanisms through ELISA, RT-qPCR and MTT assays. The selected cell mixture was transplanted onto a nano-hydroxyapatite/polyurethane (n-HA/PU) scaffold to form a cell-scaffold construct that was implanted in the rat femoral condyles. Histology and micro-CT were examined for further verification. RESULTS: ELISA and gene expression studies revealed that co-cultured OMSCs/ECs (0.5/1.5) significantly elevated the transcription levels of osteogenic genes such as ALP, Col-I and OCN, as well as transcription factors Msx2, Runx2 and Osterix; it also upregulated angiogenic factors of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and CD31 when compared with cells cultured alone or in other ratios. The optimized OMSCs/ECs group had more abundant calcium phosphate crystal deposition, further facilitated their bone formation in vivo. CONCLUSIONS: The OMSCs/ECs-scaffold constructs at an optimal cell ratio (0.5/1.5) achieved enhanced osteogenic and angiogenic factor expression and biomineralization, which resulted in more effective bone formation.


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Materiais Biomiméticos/química , Regeneração Óssea/fisiologia , Osso e Ossos/fisiologia , Células-Tronco Mesenquimais/citologia , Tecidos Suporte/química , Animais , Osso e Ossos/diagnóstico por imagem , Osso e Ossos/patologia , Diferenciação Celular , Células Cultivadas , Técnicas de Cocultura , Subunidade alfa 1 de Fator de Ligação ao Core/metabolismo , Durapatita/química , Células Endoteliais/citologia , Células Endoteliais/metabolismo , Transplante de Células-Tronco Mesenquimais , Células-Tronco Mesenquimais/metabolismo , Osteogênese , Ratos , Ratos Sprague-Dawley , Engenharia Tecidual , Fatores de Transcrição/metabolismo , Fator A de Crescimento do Endotélio Vascular/metabolismo
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Nature ; 571(7764): 205-210, 2019 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31270459

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The mammalian brain contains neurogenic niches that comprise neural stem cells and other cell types. Neurogenic niches become less functional with age, but how they change during ageing remains unclear. Here we perform single-cell RNA sequencing of young and old neurogenic niches in mice. The analysis of 14,685 single-cell transcriptomes reveals a decrease in activated neural stem cells, changes in endothelial cells and microglia, and an infiltration of T cells in old neurogenic niches. T cells in old brains are clonally expanded and are generally distinct from those in old blood, which suggests that they may experience specific antigens. T cells in old brains also express interferon-γ, and the subset of neural stem cells that has a high interferon response shows decreased proliferation in vivo. We find that T cells can inhibit the proliferation of neural stem cells in co-cultures and in vivo, in part by secreting interferon-γ. Our study reveals an interaction between T cells and neural stem cells in old brains, opening potential avenues through which to counteract age-related decline in brain function.


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Envelhecimento/fisiologia , Encéfalo/citologia , Movimento Celular , Células-Tronco Neurais/citologia , Neurogênese , Análise de Célula Única , Nicho de Células-Tronco/fisiologia , Linfócitos T/citologia , Animais , Sangue , Proliferação de Células , Células Clonais/citologia , Técnicas de Cocultura , Células Endoteliais/citologia , Interferon gama/metabolismo , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Microglia/citologia , Análise de Sequência de RNA , Transdução de Sinais , Linfócitos T/metabolismo , Transcriptoma/genética
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Nature ; 572(7767): 62-66, 2019 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31341278

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Recent work has shown that meningeal lymphatic vessels (mLVs), mainly in the dorsal part of the skull, are involved in the clearance of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), but the precise route of CSF drainage is still unknown. Here we reveal the importance of mLVs in the basal part of the skull for this process by visualizing their distinct anatomical location and characterizing their specialized morphological features, which facilitate the uptake and drainage of CSF. Unlike dorsal mLVs, basal mLVs have lymphatic valves and capillaries located adjacent to the subarachnoid space in mice. We also show that basal mLVs are hotspots for the clearance of CSF macromolecules and that both mLV integrity and CSF drainage are impaired with ageing. Our findings should increase the understanding of how mLVs contribute to the neuropathophysiological processes that are associated with ageing.


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Líquido Cefalorraquidiano/metabolismo , Sistema Glinfático/anatomia & histologia , Sistema Glinfático/fisiologia , Vasos Linfáticos/anatomia & histologia , Vasos Linfáticos/fisiologia , Base do Crânio/anatomia & histologia , Envelhecimento/patologia , Envelhecimento/fisiologia , Animais , Células Endoteliais/citologia , Células Endoteliais/patologia , Feminino , Fatores de Transcrição Forkhead/metabolismo , Sistema Glinfático/citologia , Sistema Glinfático/patologia , Proteínas de Homeodomínio/metabolismo , Vasos Linfáticos/citologia , Vasos Linfáticos/patologia , Linfedema/metabolismo , Linfedema/patologia , Imagem por Ressonância Magnética , Masculino , Camundongos , Espaço Subaracnóideo/anatomia & histologia , Fatores de Tempo , Proteínas Supressoras de Tumor/metabolismo , Fator A de Crescimento do Endotélio Vascular/metabolismo , Receptor 3 de Fatores de Crescimento do Endotélio Vascular/metabolismo
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Gene ; 711: 143948, 2019 Aug 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31255737

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The incidence of atherosclerosis is greatly increased, which becomes the leading cause for the death and disability worldwide. Endothelial cells dysfunction plays a substantial role in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. MicroRNA-148a-3p (miR-148a-3p) and circular RNA 0003575 (circ_0003575) modulated lipid metabolism and proliferative function of endothelial cells, respectively. However, the role of them in modulation of endothelial cell function and progression of atherosclerosis remains unknown. Endothelial cells were isolated from the aorta of Apoe-/- mice. miR-148a-3p in atherosclerosis patients and healthy controls were measured by qRT-PCR. Overexpression and knockdown of miR-148a-3p in endothelial cells were established. The proliferation, migration and apoptosis of endothelial cells were measured by MTT, Transwell, and fluorescence microscope, respectively. Online software (miRWalk 2.0 and RegRNA2.0) and databases (miRWalk, miRanda, RNA22, and Targetscan) were used to predict potential target genes of miR-148a-3p and circ_0003575. The expression of target genes was detected through western blotting. The expression of miR-148a-3p was significantly upregulated in patients with atherosclerosis as relative to healthy people. Overexpression of miR-148a-3p exhibited stimulatory effects on endothelial cell proliferation and migration and inhibited programmed cell death. Six intersection target genes, c-MAF, FOXO4, FOXO3, MITF, ETV7, and CRX, were predicted between miR-148a-3p and circ_0003575. The opposite effects of circ_0003575 and miR-148a-3p on the expression of FOXO4 and FOXO3, which are essential for lipid metabolism. We demonstrate that miR-148a-3p suppresses FOXO4 and FOXO3 expression via interruption of circ_0003575 function, which in turn impairs the proliferative and migratory function of endothelial cells, eventually exacerbating the atherosclerosis.


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Apolipoproteínas E/deficiência , Aterosclerose/genética , Células Endoteliais/citologia , Proteína Forkhead Box O3/metabolismo , MicroRNAs/genética , RNA/genética , Fatores de Transcrição/metabolismo , Regulação para Cima , Animais , Apolipoproteínas E/genética , Apoptose , Aterosclerose/metabolismo , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Movimento Celular , Proliferação de Células , Sobrevivência Celular , Células Cultivadas , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Células Endoteliais/metabolismo , Proteína Forkhead Box O3/genética , Redes Reguladoras de Genes , Humanos , Metabolismo dos Lipídeos , Camundongos , Fatores de Transcrição/genética
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Anticancer Res ; 39(6): 2739-2747, 2019 Jun.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31177109

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BACKGROUND/AIM: The aim of the present study was to investigate the vascular normalization effect of traditional Chinese medicine Astragalus membranaceus (AM) and Curcuma wenyujin (CW) on tumor-derived endothelial cells (TECs). MATERIALS AND METHODS: TECs were isolated from the xenografted HCC cell line HepG2 expressing red fluorescent protein (RFP). The effect of AM and CW on TECs proliferation was measured using the CCK8 assay. The vascular normalization potential of AM and CW was assessed using a tube formation assay. Immunocytochemistry was performed to assess the effect of AM and CW on the expression of angiogenic maker CD34 and hypoxia-inducible factor HIF1a. RESULTS: The isolated TECs and endothelioma (EOMA) cells did not differ with regard to the expression levels of endothelial markers CD34, VEGFR-1, VEGFR-2, PDGFR-α and PDGFR-ß. All AM, CW, AM+CW and Nintedanib (Nin) showed a dose-dependent increasing inhibition effect on either TECs or EOMA cells. AM, CW and AM+CW significantly reduced HIF1a expression, increased CD34 expression and enhanced endothelial network formation in TECs or EOMA cells compared to the control. CONCLUSION: AM and CW promoted vascular normalization in tumor-derived endothelial cells of HCC, through increased expression of CD34 and reduced expression of HIF1a.


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Antígenos CD34/metabolismo , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/metabolismo , Medicamentos de Ervas Chinesas/farmacologia , Células Endoteliais/citologia , Subunidade alfa do Fator 1 Induzível por Hipóxia/metabolismo , Neoplasias Hepáticas/metabolismo , Animais , Astragalus propinquus/química , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/irrigação sanguínea , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Curcuma/química , Células Endoteliais/efeitos dos fármacos , Células Endoteliais/metabolismo , Células Endoteliais/patologia , Feminino , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Células Hep G2 , Humanos , Neoplasias Hepáticas/irrigação sanguínea , Medicina Tradicional Chinesa , Camundongos , Transplante de Neoplasias , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos
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Biochemistry (Mosc) ; 84(4): 358-369, 2019 Apr.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31228927

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Cytoplasmic actin structures are essential components of the eukaryotic cytoskeleton. According to the classic concepts, actin structures perform contractile and motor functions, ensuring the possibility of cell shape changes during cell spreading, polarization, and movement both in vitro and in vivo, from the early embryogenesis stages and throughout the life of a multicellular organism. Intracellular organization of actin structures, their biochemical composition, and dynamic properties play a key role in the realization of specific cellular and tissue functions and vary in different cell types. This paper is a review of recent studies on the organization and properties of actin structures in endotheliocytes, interaction of these structures with other cytoskeletal components and elements involved in cell adhesion, as well as their role in the functional activity of endothelial cells.


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Citoesqueleto de Actina/metabolismo , Actinas/metabolismo , Citoesqueleto de Actina/química , Actinas/química , Actinas/genética , Caderinas/química , Caderinas/metabolismo , Citosol/metabolismo , Células Endoteliais/citologia , Células Endoteliais/metabolismo , Humanos , Proteínas Associadas aos Microtúbulos/metabolismo , Microtúbulos/química , Microtúbulos/metabolismo
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Life Sci ; 232: 116598, 2019 Sep 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31247209

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Hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) are a rare cell population in adult bone marrow, mobilized peripheral blood, and umbilical cord blood possessing self-renewal and differentiation capability into a full spectrum of blood cells. Bone marrow HSC transplantation has been considered as an ideal option for certain disorders treatment including hematologic diseases, leukemia, immunodeficiency, bone marrow failure syndrome, genetic defects such as thalassemia, sickle cell anemia, autoimmune disease, and certain solid cancers. Ex vivo proliferation of these cells prior to transplantation has been proposed as a potential solution against limited number of stem cells. In such culture process, MSCs have also been shown to exhibit high capacity for secretion of soluble mediators contributing to the principle biological and therapeutic activities of HSCs. In addition, endothelial cells have been introduced to bridge the blood and sub tissues in the bone marrow, as well as, HSCs regeneration induction and survival. Cell culture in the laboratory environment requires cell growth strict control to protect against contamination, symmetrical cell division and optimal conditions for maximum yield. In this regard, microfluidic systems provide culture and analysis capabilities in micro volume scales. Moreover, two-dimensional cultures cannot fully demonstrate extracellular matrix found in different tissues and organs as an abstract representation of three dimensional cell structure. Microfluidic systems can also strongly describe the effects of physical factors such as temperature and pressure on cell behavior.


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Transplante de Células-Tronco Hematopoéticas/métodos , Células-Tronco Hematopoéticas/citologia , Animais , Células da Medula Óssea/citologia , Técnicas de Cultura de Células/métodos , Técnicas de Cocultura , Células Endoteliais/citologia , Sangue Fetal/citologia , Humanos , Células-Tronco Mesenquimais/citologia
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