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Peroxidasin promotes diabetic vascular endothelial dysfunction induced by advanced glycation end products via NOX2/HOCl/Akt/eNOS pathway.

Redox Biol 2021 Jun 6;45:102031. Epub 2021 Jun 6.

Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, 41008, Changsha, China; National Clinical Research Center for Geriatric Disorders, Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan, 410008, China. Electronic address:

Reactive oxygen species (ROS) derived from NADPH oxidases (NOX) plays an essential role in advanced glycation end products (AGEs)-induced diabetic vascular endothelial dysfunction. Peroxidasin (PXDN, VPO1) is one member of peroxidases family that catalyzes hydrogen peroxide (HO) to hypochlorous acid (HOCl). This present study aimed to elucidate the role of PXDN in promoting vascular endothelial dysfunction induced by AGEs in diabetes mellitus. Read More

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Non-bacterial thrombotic endocarditis manifested by ventricular fibrillation in a patient with low grade ovarian carcinoma: case report and literature review.

Eur Heart J Case Rep 2021 Apr 21;5(4):ytab120. Epub 2021 Apr 21.

Department of cardiology, Heart Centre OLVG, Oosterparkstraat 9, 1091 AC Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Background: Non-bacterial thrombotic endocarditis (NBTE) is a rare form of endocarditis notably described in patients with advanced malignancy and auto-immune diseases. It is characterized by the formation of sterile, fibrin-containing vegetations on cardiac endothelium, in the absence of positive blood cultures. It is predominantly located on the mitral- and aortic valve (AV). Read More

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Impact of Presymptomatic COVID-19 on Vascular and Skeletal Muscle Function: A Case Study.

J Appl Physiol (1985) 2021 05 18. Epub 2021 May 18.

Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Geriatrics, University of Utah, United States.

The impact of COVID-19 has been largely described after symptom development. Although the SARS-CoV-2 virus elevates heart rate (HR) prior to symptom onset, whether this virus evokes other presymptomatic alterations is unknown. This Case Study details the presymptomatic impact of COVID-19 on vascular and skeletal muscle function in a young woman (24yrs, 173. Read More

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Losartan protects endothelium-dependent relaxation in vivo in a murine model of rheumatoid arthritis.

Eur J Pharmacol 2021 May 10;904:174133. Epub 2021 May 10.

Centre of Musculoskeletal Science, Institute for Biomedical and Environmental Health Research, School of Health and Life Sciences, University of the West of Scotland, Paisley, United Kingdom. Electronic address:

Angiotensin II-type 1 receptor stimulation is recognised to promote inflammation, a state central to the development and maintenance of rheumatoid arthritis. Herein we examined the use of losartan, an angiotensin II-type 1 receptor antagonist, on vascular reactivity, knee joint diameter and behavioural assessment of pain in a Freund's complete adjuvant (FCA) mouse model of joint inflammation. Monoarthritis was induced via FCA in the presence or absence of losartan with naive mice serving as controls. Read More

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Thromboembolic Complications in Covid-19: From Clinical Scenario to Laboratory Evidence.

Life (Basel) 2021 Apr 27;11(5). Epub 2021 Apr 27.

Internal Vascular and Emergency Medicine and Stroke Unit, University of Perugia, 06121 Perugia, Italy.

SARS-Cov-2 infection, a pandemic disease since March 2020, is associated with a high percentage of cardiovascular complications mainly of a thromboembolic (TE) nature. Although clinical patterns have been described for the assessment of patients with increased risk, many TE complications occur in patients with apparently moderate risk. Notably, a recent statement from the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) atherosclerosis and vascular biology working group pointed out the key role of vascular endothelium for the recruitment of inflammatory and thrombotic pathways responsible for both disseminated intravascular coagulation and cardiovascular complications. Read More

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The Endothelium Is Both a Target and a Barrier of HDL's Protective Functions.

Cells 2021 Apr 28;10(5). Epub 2021 Apr 28.

Institute of Clinical Chemistry, University of Zurich and University Hospital of Zurich, 8091 Zurich, Switzerland.

The vascular endothelium serves as a barrier between the intravascular and extravascular compartments. High-density lipoproteins (HDL) have two kinds of interactions with this barrier. First, bloodborne HDL must pass the endothelium to access extravascular tissues, for example the arterial wall or the brain, to mediate cholesterol efflux from macrophages and other cells or exert other functions. Read More

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The Nucleolar Protein Nucleophosmin Is Physiologically Secreted by Endothelial Cells in Response to Stress Exerting Proangiogenic Activity Both In Vitro and In Vivo.

Int J Mol Sci 2021 Apr 1;22(7). Epub 2021 Apr 1.

Department of Scientifico e Sviluppo, IDI Farmaceutici, Via dei Castelli Romani 73/75, 00071 Pomezia, Italy.

Nucleophosmin (NPM), a nucleolar multifunctional phosphoprotein, acts as a stress sensor in different cell types. NPM can be actively secreted by inflammatory cells, however its biology on endothelium remains unexplored. In this study, we show for the first time that NPM is secreted by human vein endothelial cells (HUVEC) in the early response to serum deprivation and that NPM acts as a pro-inflammatory and angiogenic molecule both in vitro and in vivo. Read More

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Metformin attenuates atherosclerosis and plaque vulnerability by upregulating KLF2-mediated autophagy in apoE mice.

Biochem Biophys Res Commun 2021 Jun 26;557:334-341. Epub 2021 Apr 26.

First Teaching Hospital of Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tianjin, China. Electronic address:

Atherosclerosis is a chronic lipid disfunction and inflammatory disease, which is characterized with enriched foam cells and necrotic core underneath the vascular endothelium. Therefore, the inhibition of foam cell formation is a critical step for atherosclerosis treatment. Metformin, a first-line treatment for Type 2 diabetes, is reported to be beneficial to cardiovascular disease. Read More

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Immunometabolic Endothelial Phenotypes: Integrating Inflammation and Glucose Metabolism.

Circ Res 2021 Apr 23. Epub 2021 Apr 23.

Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, UNITED STATES.

Specific mechanisms linking inflammation and metabolic re-programming, two hallmarks of many pathobiological processes, remain incompletely defined. To delineate the integrative regulatory actions governing inflammation and metabolism in endothelial cells (ECs). Metabolomic profiling, glucose labeling and tracing, and Seahorse extracellular flux analyses revealed that the inflammatory mediators, tumor necrosis factor α (TNFα) and lipopolysaccharide (LPS), extensively reprogram cellular metabolism, and particularly enhance glycolysis, mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation (OXPHOS), and the pentose phosphate pathway (PPP) in primary human arterial ECs. Read More

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Fetal High-Density Lipoproteins: Current Knowledge on Particle Metabolism, Composition and Function in Health and Disease.

Biomedicines 2021 Mar 30;9(4). Epub 2021 Mar 30.

Division of Pharmacology, Otto Loewi Research Center, Medical University of Graz, Universitätsplatz 4, 8010 Graz, Austria.

Cholesterol and other lipids carried by lipoproteins play an indispensable role in fetal development. Recent evidence suggests that maternally derived high-density lipoprotein (HDL) differs from fetal HDL with respect to its proteome, size, and function. Compared to the HDL of adults, fetal HDL is the major carrier of cholesterol and has a unique composition that implies other physiological functions. Read More

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Convalescent COVID-19 patients are susceptible to endothelial dysfunction due to persistent immune activation.

Elife 2021 03 23;10. Epub 2021 Mar 23.

Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Singapore.

Numerous reports of vascular events after an initial recovery from COVID-19 form our impetus to investigate the impact of COVID-19 on vascular health of recovered patients. We found elevated levels of circulating endothelial cells (CECs), a biomarker of vascular injury, in COVID-19 convalescents compared to healthy controls. In particular, those with pre-existing conditions (e. Read More

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Potassium (K) channels in the pulmonary vasculature: Implications in pulmonary hypertension Physiological, pathophysiological and pharmacological regulation.

Pharmacol Ther 2021 Mar 18;225:107835. Epub 2021 Mar 18.

Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, School of Medicine, University Complutense of Madrid, Spain; Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria Gregorio Marañón (IiSGM), Madrid, Spain; Ciber Enfermedades Respiratorias (CIBERES), Spain. Electronic address:

The large K channel functional diversity in the pulmonary vasculature results from the multitude of genes expressed encoding K channels, alternative RNA splicing, the post-transcriptional modifications, the presence of homomeric or heteromeric assemblies of the pore-forming α-subunits and the existence of accessory β-subunits modulating the functional properties of the channel. K channels can also be regulated at multiple levels by different factors controlling channel activity, trafficking, recycling and degradation. The activity of these channels is the primary determinant of membrane potential (Em) in pulmonary artery smooth muscle cells (PASMC), providing an essential regulatory mechanism to dilate or contract pulmonary arteries (PA). Read More

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Expression of MicroRNAs (miR-15b, miR-16, miR-138, miR-221, and miR-222) as Biomarkers of Endothelial Corpus Cavernosum Dysfunction in a Diabetic Alcoholic Murine Model.

Sex Med 2021 Apr 3;9(2):100326. Epub 2021 Mar 3.

Division of Urology, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto Medical School, Surgery and Anatomy, Ribeirao Preto, São Paulo, Brazil.

Introduction: MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are short noncoding RNA molecules that regulate gene expression and are related to endothelial dysfunction (EnD). Recently, miRNAs have also been explored as potential biomarkers and target molecular therapy of erectile dysfunction (ED). Could the miRNAs be the tip of the iceberg of chronic arterial disease foreshadowed by the ED?

Aim: To investigate the expression of miR-15b, miR-16, miR-138, miR-221, and miR-222 in corpus cavernosum (CC) and peripheral blood in a rat model of endothelium dysfunction secondary to diabetes (DM) and alcohol consumption to assess potential endothelial lesion biomarkers. Read More

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Effects of Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids and Their Metabolites on Haemostasis-Current Perspectives in Cardiovascular Disease.

Int J Mol Sci 2021 Feb 27;22(5). Epub 2021 Feb 27.

Department of Haemostasis and Haemostatic Disorders, Chair of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Medical University of Lodz, Mazowiecka 6/8, 92-235 Lodz, Poland.

The beneficial effects of long-chain polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acids (omega-3 PUFAs) in cardioprotection are widely known and generally accepted. In this literature review, we have focused on the known and postulated mechanisms of action of omega-3 PUFAs and their metabolites on various components of the haemostatic system, in particular on blood platelets and endothelium. We have also made an attempt to provide a comprehensive review of epidemiological studies with particular regard to clinical trials. Read More

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February 2021

Tubeimoside I improves endothelial function in sepsis via activation of SIRT3.

Lab Invest 2021 Mar 4. Epub 2021 Mar 4.

Institute of Life Sciences, Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, China.

Sepsis is life-threatening organ dysfunction caused by a deregulated host response to infection. Endothelial dysfunction is the initial factor leading to organ dysfunction and it is associated with increased mortality. There is no effective drug to treat sepsis-induced endothelial dysfunction. Read More

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Extracellular vesicle microRNA cargoes from intermittent hypoxia-exposed cardiomyocytes and their effect on endothelium.

Biochem Biophys Res Commun 2021 Apr 26;548:182-188. Epub 2021 Feb 26.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Beijing An Zhen Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, 100029, China. Electronic address:

Intermittent hypoxia (IH), a main characteristic of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) syndrome, is an independent risk factor of cardiovascular complications. However, the mechanism has not been fully elucidated. Growing evidence has revealed alterations of extracellular vesicle (EV) contents, mostly miRNAs, playing a pathogenic role in cardiovascular complications. Read More

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ABO blood group and COVID-19: a review on behalf of the ISBT COVID-19 working group.

Vox Sang 2021 Feb 12. Epub 2021 Feb 12.

Department of Pathology & Cell Biology, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA.

Growing evidence suggests that ABO blood group may play a role in the immunopathogenesis of SARS-CoV-2 infection, with group O individuals less likely to test positive and group A conferring a higher susceptibility to infection and propensity to severe disease. The level of evidence supporting an association between ABO type and SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 ranges from small observational studies, to genome-wide-association-analyses and country-level meta-regression analyses. ABO blood group antigens are oligosaccharides expressed on red cells and other tissues (notably endothelium). Read More

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February 2021

Nanomaterials for Antiangiogenic Therapies for Cancer: A Promising Tool for Personalized Medicine.

Int J Mol Sci 2021 Feb 5;22(4). Epub 2021 Feb 5.

Addiction and Neuroscience Research Unit, Taif University, P.O. Box 11099, Taif 21944, Saudi Arabia.

Angiogenesis is one of the hallmarks of cancer. Several studies have shown that vascular endothelium growth factor (VEGF) plays a leading role in angiogenesis progression. Antiangiogenic medication has gained substantial recognition and is commonly administered in many forms of human cancer, leading to a rising interest in cancer therapy. Read More

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February 2021

Electronic cigarette solvents, pulmonary irritation, and endothelial dysfunction: role of acetaldehyde and formaldehyde.

Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 2021 04 5;320(4):H1510-H1525. Epub 2021 Feb 5.

American Heart Association-Tobacco Regulation and Addiction Center, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky.

After more than a decade of electronic cigarette (E-cig) use in the United States, uncertainty persists regarding E-cig use and long-term cardiopulmonary disease risk. As all E-cigs use propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin (PG-VG) and generate abundant saturated aldehydes, mice were exposed by inhalation to PG-VG-derived aerosol, formaldehyde (FA), acetaldehyde (AA), or filtered air. Biomarkers of exposure and cardiopulmonary injury were monitored by mass spectrometry (urine metabolites), radiotelemetry (respiratory reflexes), isometric myography (aorta), and flow cytometry (blood markers). Read More

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Contribution of the NLRP3/IL-1β axis to impaired vasodilation in sepsis through facilitation of eNOS proteolysis and the protective role of melatonin.

Int Immunopharmacol 2021 Apr 30;93:107388. Epub 2021 Jan 30.

Department of Cardiology, the First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing 400016, China; Institute of Life Science, Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing 400016, China; Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, 473 West 12th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210, USA. Electronic address:

Endothelial dysfunction is a typical characteristic of sepsis. Endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) is important for maintaining endothelial function. Our previous study reported that the NLRP3 inflammasome promoted endothelial dysfunction by enhancing inflammation. Read More

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Endothelial ERG alleviates cardiac fibrosis via blocking endothelin-1-dependent paracrine mechanism.

Cell Biol Toxicol 2021 Jan 20. Epub 2021 Jan 20.

Department of Cardiology, Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan, 430060, China.

Cardiac endothelium communicates closely with adjacent cardiac cells by multiple cytokines and plays critical roles in regulating fibroblasts proliferation, activation, and collagen synthesis during cardiac fibrosis. E26 transformation-specific (ETS)-related gene (ERG) belongs to the ETS transcriptional factor family and is required for endothelial cells (ECs) homeostasis and cardiac development. This study aims at investigating the potential role and molecular basis of ERG in fibrotic remodeling within the adult heart. Read More

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January 2021

Delivery of Anti-microRNA-712 to Inflamed Endothelial Cells Using Poly(β-amino ester) Nanoparticles Conjugated with VCAM-1 Targeting Peptide.

Adv Healthc Mater 2021 Jan 14:e2001894. Epub 2021 Jan 14.

Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering and Division of Cardiology, Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, 30332, USA.

Endothelial cells (ECs) are an important target for therapy in a wide range of diseases, most notably atherosclerosis. Developing efficient nanoparticle (NP) systems that deliver RNA interference (RNAi) drugs specifically to dysfunctional ECs in vivo to modulate their gene expression remains a challenge. To date, several lipid-based NPs are developed and shown to deliver RNAi to ECs, but few of them are optimized to specifically target dysfunctional endothelium. Read More

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January 2021

CLOCK disruption aggravates carotid artery stenosis through endoplasmic reticulum stress-induced endothelial-mesenchymal transition.

Am J Transl Res 2020 15;12(12):7885-7898. Epub 2020 Dec 15.

Department of Vascular Surgery, Institute of Vascular Surgery, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University Shanghai, China.

Carotid artery stenosis is a leading cause of ischemic stroke, but the underlying mechanism remains unclear. We aimed to determine the molecular mechanisms of carotid plaque progression. We analyzed the molecular and morphometric characteristics of carotid plaque samples obtained from 30 patients who underwent carotid endarterectomy. Read More

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December 2020

FoxO1 is a cell-specific core transcription factor for endometrial remodeling and homeostasis during menstrual cycle and early pregnancy.

Hum Reprod Update 2021 Apr;27(3):570-583

Department of Histology and Embryology, School of Medicine, Akdeniz University, 07070 Antalya, Turkey.

Background: Endometrium is a vital multicellular tissue for progression of pregnancy. Forkhead box O1 (FoxO1) transcription factor plays an important role in the endometrium as it regulates various cellular processes with its unique expression in different cell types.

Objective And Rationale: This review focuses on the role of FoxO1 in endometrium with a particular emphasis on FoxO1 signaling in individual endometrial cell types during the menstrual cycle and early pregnancy. Read More

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Beta-Arrestins and Receptor Signaling in the Vascular Endothelium.

Biomolecules 2020 12 23;11(1). Epub 2020 Dec 23.

Department of Biochemistry, School of Medicine, Duke University, Durham, NC 27710, USA.

The vascular endothelium is the innermost layer of blood vessels and is a key regulator of vascular tone. Endothelial function is controlled by receptor signaling through G protein-coupled receptors, receptor tyrosine kinases and receptor serine-threonine kinases. The β-arrestins, multifunctional adapter proteins, have the potential to regulate all of these receptor families, although it is unclear as to whether they serve to integrate signaling across all of these different axes. Read More

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December 2020

STAT3 promotes melanoma metastasis by CEBP-induced repression of the MITF pathway.

Oncogene 2021 Feb 15;40(6):1091-1105. Epub 2020 Dec 15.

Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Cancer Research, Vienna, Austria.

Metastatic melanoma is hallmarked by its ability of phenotype switching to more slowly proliferating, but highly invasive cells. Here, we tested the impact of signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) on melanoma progression in association with melanocyte inducing transcription factor (MITF) expression levels. We established a mouse melanoma model for deleting Stat3 in melanocytes with specific expression of human hyperactive NRAS in an Ink4a-deficient background, two frequent driver mutations in human melanoma. Read More

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February 2021

Coronavirus Disease 2019-Associated Thrombosis and Coagulopathy: Review of the Pathophysiological Characteristics and Implications for Antithrombotic Management.

J Am Heart Assoc 2021 02 24;10(3):e019650. Epub 2020 Nov 24.

Division of Cardiology University of Florida College of Medicine Jacksonville FL.

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2, which has posed a significant threat to global health. Although the infection is frequently asymptomatic or associated with mild symptoms, in a small proportion of patients it can produce an intense inflammatory and prothrombotic state that can lead to acute respiratory distress syndrome, multiple organ failure, and death. Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2, highly expressed in the respiratory system, has been identified as a functional receptor for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2. Read More

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February 2021

Microembolus clearance through angiophagy is an auxiliary mechanism preserving tissue perfusion in the rat brain.

Acta Neuropathol Commun 2020 11 17;8(1):195. Epub 2020 Nov 17.

Amsterdam UMC, Biomedical Engineering and Physics, Amsterdam Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 9, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Considering its intolerance to ischemia, it is of critical importance for the brain to efficiently process microvascular occlusions and maintain tissue perfusion. In addition to collateral microvascular flow and enzymatic degradation of emboli, the endothelium has the potential to engulf microparticles and thereby recanalize the vessel, through a process called angiophagy. Here, we set out to study the dynamics of angiophagy in relation to cytoskeletal remodeling in vitro and reperfusion in vivo. Read More

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November 2020

Biomimetic Human Disease Model of SARS-CoV-2 Induced Lung Injury and Immune Responses on Organ Chip System.

Adv Sci (Weinh) 2020 Oct 24:2002928. Epub 2020 Oct 24.

Division of Biotechnology CAS Key Laboratory of SSAC Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics Chinese Academy of Sciences Dalian China.

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a global pandemic caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The models that can accurately resemble human-relevant responses to viral infection are lacking. Here, we create a biomimetic human disease model on chip that allows to recapitulate lung injury and immune responses induced by SARS-CoV-2 in vitro at organ level. Read More

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October 2020

Targeting feed-forward signaling of TGFβ/NOX4/DHFR/eNOS uncoupling/TGFβ axis with anti-TGFβ and folic acid attenuates formation of aortic aneurysms: Novel mechanisms and therapeutics.

Redox Biol 2021 01 13;38:101757. Epub 2020 Oct 13.

Division of Molecular Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, 90095, USA. Electronic address:

In the present study we aimed to identify novel mechanisms and therapeutics for thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA) in Fbn1 Marfan Syndrome (MFS) mice. The expression of mature/active TGFβ and its downstream effector NOX4 were upregulated while tetrahydrobiopterin (HB) salvage enzyme dihydrofolate reductase (DHFR) was downregulated in Fbn1 mice. In vivo treatment with anti-TGFβ completely attenuated NOX4 expression, restored DHFR protein abundance, reduced ROS production, recoupled eNOS and attenuated aneurysm formation. Read More

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January 2021