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Vascular Sema3E-Plexin-D1 Signaling Reactivation Promotes Post-stroke Recovery through VEGF Downregulation in Mice.

Transl Stroke Res 2021 May 12. Epub 2021 May 12.

Neurovascular Biology Laboratory, Neurovascular Unit Research Group, Korea Brain Research Institute, Daegu, 41062, Republic of Korea.

Post-stroke vascular remodeling, including angiogenesis, facilitates functional recovery. Proper vascular repair is important for efficient post-stroke recovery; however, the underlying mechanisms coordinating the diverse signaling pathways involved in vascular remodeling remain largely unknown. Recently, axon guidance molecules were revealed as key players in injured vessel remodeling. Read More

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The role of mitochondrial oxidative stress and the tumor microenvironment in radiation-related cancer.

Tsutomu Shimura

J Radiat Res 2021 May;62(Supplement_1):i36-i43

Department of Environmental Health, National Institute of Public Health, Saitama, 351-0197, Japan.

The health risks associated with low-dose radiation, which are a major concern after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident (the Fukushima accident), have been extensively investigated, and the cancer risks from low-dose radiation exposure (below ~ 100 mSv) are thought to be negligible. According to World Health Organization and the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation reports, the level of radiation exposure from the Fukushima accident is limited, estimating no significant increased risk from the accident. Radiation-induced cell injury is mainly caused by oxidative damage to biomolecules, including DNA, lipids and proteins. Read More

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An injectable peptide hydrogel with excellent self-healing ability to continuously release salvianolic acid B for myocardial infarction.

Biomaterials 2021 Apr 29;274:120855. Epub 2021 Apr 29.

College of Pharmacy, Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, Nanjing, 210023, China. Electronic address:

Drug-loaded hydrogels can improve blood supply and inhibit extracellular matrix degradation after myocardial infarction. However, due to the continual dynamic motion of cardiac tissue, the hydrogel structure cannot be reconstructed in time, causing accelerated degradation and drug burst release. Here, a novel, superior, self-healing elastin-mimic peptide hydrogel (EMH) was fabricated for the local delivery of salvianolic acid B (SaB). Read More

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A network analysis of angiogenesis/osteogenesis-related growth factors in bone tissue engineering based on in-vitro and in-vivo data: A systems biology approach.

Tissue Cell 2021 May 1;72:101553. Epub 2021 May 1.

Department of Tissue Engineering and Applied Cell Sciences, School of Advanced Technologies in Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran; Regenerative Medicine Group (REMED), Universal Scientific Education and Research Network (USERN), Tehran, Iran. Electronic address:

The principal purpose of tissue engineering is to stimulate the injured or unhealthy tissues to revive their primary function through the simultaneous use of chemical agents, cells, and biocompatible materials. Still, choosing the appropriate protein as a growth factor (GF) for tissue engineering is vital to fabricate artificial tissues and accelerate the regeneration procedure. In this study, the angiogenesis and osteogenesis-related proteins' interactions are studied using their related network. Read More

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Galectin-1 Contributes to Vascular Remodeling and Blood Flow Recovery After Cerebral Ischemia in Mice.

Transl Stroke Res 2021 May 10. Epub 2021 May 10.

Department of Neurology, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, No. 1095, Jiefang Ave, Wuhan, 430030, Hubei, People's Republic of China.

Galectin-1 is found in the vasculature and has been confirmed to promote angiogenesis in several cancer models. Furthermore, galectin-1 has been demonstrated to improve the recovery of cerebral ischemia. However, whether vascular remodeling contributes to this improvement is still unknown. Read More

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TAK1 signaling is a potential therapeutic target for pathological angiogenesis.

Angiogenesis 2021 May 10. Epub 2021 May 10.

Menzies Institute for Medical Research, University of Tasmania, 17 Liverpool Street, Hobart, TAS, 7000, Australia.

Angiogenesis plays a critical role in both physiological responses and disease pathogenesis. Excessive angiogenesis can promote neoplastic diseases and retinopathies, while inadequate angiogenesis can lead to aberrant perfusion and impaired wound healing. Transforming growth factor β activated kinase 1 (TAK1), a member of the mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase kinase family, is a key modulator involved in a range of cellular functions including the immune responses, cell survival and death. Read More

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Cell-free exosome-laden scaffolds for tissue repair.

Nanoscale 2021 May 10. Epub 2021 May 10.

Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Shenzhen Kangning Hospital, Shenzhen Mental Health Center, Shenzhen Key Laboratory for Psychological Healthcare & Shenzhen Institute of Mental Health, Shenzhen, 518020, China.

With the development of regenerative medicine, tissue repair at the molecular, cellular, tissue, and organ level has seen continuous improvements over traditional techniques. As the core of tissue repair, seed cells are widely used in various fields of regenerative medicine. However, their use is still associated with problems such as decreased cell survival and regeneration capacity after transplantation, immune rejection, and ethical concerns. Read More

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Exosomes derived from human amniotic fluid mesenchymal stem cells alleviate cardiac fibrosis via enhancing angiogenesis and .

Cardiovasc Diagn Ther 2021 Apr;11(2):348-361

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, China.

Background: Cardiac fibrosis is a pathological process characterized by excess extracellular matrix (ECM) deposition and plays a critical role in nearly all types of heart disease. The mechanism of cardiac fibrosis is still unclear and no effective medication treatment of cardiac fibrosis. Research showed that mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) derived exosomes may play a critical role in cardiac fibrosis. Read More

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Roles of Fibroblast Growth Factors and Their Therapeutic Potential in Treatment of Ischemic Stroke.

Front Pharmacol 2021 22;12:671131. Epub 2021 Apr 22.

School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, China.

Stroke is the leading cause of death worldwide, and its treatment remains a challenge. Complex pathological processes are involved in stroke, which causes a reduction in the supply of oxygen and energy to the brain that triggers subsequent cascade events, such as oxidative stress, inflammatory responses and apoptosis, resulting in brain injury. Stroke is a devastating disease for which there are few treatments, but physical rehabilitation can help improve stroke recovery. Read More

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Gastric cancer derived exosomes mediate the delivery of circRNA to promote angiogenesis by targeting miR-29a/VEGF axis in endothelial cells.

Biochem Biophys Res Commun 2021 May 6;560:37-44. Epub 2021 May 6.

Tianjin Medical University Cancer Institute and Hospital, National Clinical Research Center for Cancer, Key Laboratory of Cancer Prevention and Therapy, Tianjin's Clinical Research Center for Cancer, Huanhuxi Road 18, Tianjin, 300060, China. Electronic address:

Accumulating evidence has been found that circular RNA (circRNA) plays a critical role in the initiation and development of various diseases by modulating gene expression in the cytoplasm. However, the role of circ_0044366 (termed circ29) in gastric cancer (GC) has yet to be elusive. We detected that exosomal circ29 was confirmed to be highly expressed in GC and can significantly impair the proliferation, migration, tube formation of HUVEC by exosomal communication. Read More

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Application of stem cell-derived exosomes in ischemic diseases: opportunity and limitations.

J Transl Med 2021 May 8;19(1):196. Epub 2021 May 8.

Solid Tumor Research Center, Cellular and Molecular Medicine Research Institute, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, P.O. Box: 1138, 57147, Urmia, Iran.

Ischemic diseases characterized by an insufficient blood flow that leads to a decrease in oxygen and nutrient uptake by cells have emerged as an important contributor to both disability and death worldwide. Up-regulation of angiogenesis may be a key factor for the improvement of ischemic diseases. This article searched articles in PubMed with the following keywords: stem cells, exosomes, angiogenesis, ischemic diseases either alone or in grouping form. Read More

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Hypoxia-induced retinal pigment epithelium cell-derived bFGF promotes the migration and angiogenesis of HUVECs through regulating TGF-β1/smad2/3 pathway.

Gene 2021 May 5:145695. Epub 2021 May 5.

Department of Pediatric Ophthalmology, Guangzhou Women and Children's Medical Center, Guangzhou Medical University. Electronic address:

Hypoxia promotes the secretion of basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) in retinal pigment epithelium (RPE), which plays an important part in retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). This study preliminarily explored the effect of hypoxia-induced RPE-derived bFGF on the biological functions of human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs). After cell culture in hypoxia conditions, the cell viability, apoptosis, and the expressions of bFGF and vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGFA) in human RPEs were detected by 3-(4, 5-Dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT), flow cytometry, Western blot, RT-qPCR, or ELISA. Read More

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Coronary Microvascular Adaptations Distal to Epicardial Artery Stenosis.

Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 2021 May 7. Epub 2021 May 7.

Department of Physiology and Pharmacology and Michael E. DeBakey Institute for Comparative Cardiovascular Science and Biomedical Devices, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843, United Statesgrid.264756.4.

Until recently, epicardial coronary stenosis has been considered the primary outcome of coronary heart disease and clinical interventions have been dedicated primarily to identification and removal of flow-limiting stenoses. However, a growing body of literature indicates that both epicardial stenosis and microvascular dysfunction contribute to damaging myocardial ischemia. In this review, we discuss the co-existence of macro- and microvascular disease, and how the structure and function of the distal microcirculation is impacted by the hemodynamic consequences of an epicardial, flow-limiting stenosis. Read More

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Angiogenic property of silk fibroin scaffolds with adipose-derived stem cells on chick chorioallantoic membrane.

R Soc Open Sci 2021 Mar 24;8(3):201618. Epub 2021 Mar 24.

Biomedical Engineering Program, Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok 10330, Thailand.

Angiogenesis is a crucial step in tissue regeneration and repair. Biomaterials that allow or promote angiogenesis are thus beneficial. In this study, angiogenic properties of salt-leached silk fibroin (SF) scaffolds seeded with human adipose stem cells (hADSCs) were studied using chick chorioallantoic membrane (CAM) as a model. Read More

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[BRAF-V600E testing in metastatic colorectal cancer and new, chemotherapy-free therapy options. German version].

Pathologe 2021 May 6. Epub 2021 May 6.

Klinik für Gastroenterologie, Hepatologie und Endokrinologie, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Hannover, Deutschland.

In the past 25 years, treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) has undergone profound changes. The approval of newer chemotherapeutics such as irinotecan and oxaliplatin was followed in 2005 by the first targeted therapies, for example, monoclonal antibodies directed against the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), as cetuximab and panitumumab, or the angiogenesis inhibitors bevacizumab, ramucirumab, and aflibercept. With the rapidly progressing molecular characterization of mCRC in the last 10 years and the classification of the disease in four consensus subtypes, further changes are emerging, which will promote, among other things, the introduction of protein-kinase inhibitors developed for specific molecular aberrations as well as immune checkpoint inhibitors into the treatment algorithm. Read More

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Senescence Osteoblast-Derived Exosome-Mediated miR-139-5p Regulates Endothelial Cell Functions.

Biomed Res Int 2021 15;2021:5576023. Epub 2021 Apr 15.

Department of Physiology, Guangxi Medical University, Nanning, China.

The pathogenesis of osteoporosis is considered extremely intricate. Osteoblast differentiation and angiogenesis can greatly affect bone development and formation, given their coupling role in these processes. Exosome-mediated miRNA regulates cellular senescence, proliferation, and differentiation. Read More

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A Network Pharmacology Approach to Predict the Proangiogenesis Mechanism of Huangqi-Honghua Herb Pair after Cerebral Ischemia.

Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2021 14;2021:9834856. Epub 2021 Apr 14.

Department of Pharmacy, Xijing Hospital, Fourth Military Medical University, Xi'an 710032, China.

Objective: Huangqi-Honghua herb pair is known for its medicinal value to treat Qi deficiency and blood stasis syndrome with a long history in clinical practice. To understand its possible mechanism in a systematic study, a network pharmacological method was addressed.

Methods: Detailed information on the HH compounds was obtained from two public databases, and oral bioavailability (OB) and drug-like (DL) of the compounds were evaluated. Read More

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Fibroblast CEBPD/SDF4 axis in response to chemotherapy-induced angiogenesis through CXCR4.

Cell Death Discov 2021 May 6;7(1):94. Epub 2021 May 6.

Department of Biotechnology and Bioindustry Sciences, College of Bioscience and Biotechnology, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, 701, Taiwan.

Cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) play an essential role in supporting cancer progression. However, the details and consequent effects in response to the communication between CAFs and angiogenesis remain largely uninvestigated, especially in anticancer drug treatments. We found that cisplatin and 5-fluorouracil could induce fibroblast differentiation toward myofibroblasts via CCAAT/enhancer-binding protein delta (CEBPD) and consequently promote proliferation, migration, and in vitro tube formation of vascular endothelial cells and angiogenesis in vivo. Read More

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Obesity-associated hyperleptinemia alters the gliovascular interface of the hypothalamus to promote hypertension.

Cell Metab 2021 Apr 30. Epub 2021 Apr 30.

Institute for Diabetes and Obesity, Helmholtz Diabetes Center, Helmholtz Zentrum München, German Research Center for Environmental Health (GmbH), 85764 Neuherberg, Germany; German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD), 85764 Neuherberg, Germany; Medizinische Klinik and Poliklinik IV, Klinikum der Universität, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Munich, Germany. Electronic address:

Pathologies of the micro- and macrovascular systems are a hallmark of the metabolic syndrome, which can lead to chronically elevated blood pressure. However, the underlying pathomechanisms involved still need to be clarified. Here, we report that an obesity-associated increase in serum leptin triggers the select expansion of the micro-angioarchitecture in pre-autonomic brain centers that regulate hemodynamic homeostasis. Read More

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Pathological mechanism of chondrocytes and the surrounding environment during osteoarthritis of temporomandibular joint.

J Cell Mol Med 2021 May 5. Epub 2021 May 5.

Department of Orthodontics, Nanjing Stomatological Hospital, Medical School of Nanjing University, Nanjing, China.

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) osteoarthritis is a common chronic degenerative disease of the TMJ. In order to explore its aetiology and pathological mechanism, many animal models and cell models have been constructed to simulate the pathological process of TMJ osteoarthritis. The main pathological features of TMJ osteoarthritis include chondrocyte death, extracellular matrix (ECM) degradation and subchondral bone remodelling. Read More

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Bioactive glass activates VEGF paracrine signaling of cardiomyocytes to promote cardiac angiogenesis.

Mater Sci Eng C Mater Biol Appl 2021 May 26;124:112077. Epub 2021 Mar 26.

National Engineering Research Center for Tissue Restoration and Reconstruction, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510006, PR China; School of Materials Science and Engineering, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510641, PR China; Key Laboratory of Biomedical Engineering of Guangdong Province, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510006, PR China; Key Laboratory of Biomedical Materials and Engineering of the Ministry of Education, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510006, PR China; Innovation Center for Tissue Restoration and Reconstruction, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510006, PR China. Electronic address:

The heart contains a wide range of cell types, which are not isolated but interact with one another via multifarious paracrine, autocrine and endocrine factors. In terms of cardiac angiogenesis, previous studies have proved that regulating the communication between cardiomyocytes and endothelial cells is efficacious to promote capillary formation. Firstly, this study investigated the effect and underlying mechanism of bioactive glass (BG) acted on vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) paracrine signaling in cardiomyocytes. Read More

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Angiogenic Properties of Concentrated Growth Factors (CGFs): The Role of Soluble Factors and Cellular Components.

Pharmaceutics 2021 Apr 29;13(5). Epub 2021 Apr 29.

National Research Council (CNR), Campus Ecotekne, Institute of Clinical Physiology (IFC), University of Salento, Via per Monteroni, 73100 Lecce, Italy.

Blood-derived concentrated growth factors (CGFs) represent a novel autologous biomaterial with promising applications in regenerative medicine. Angiogenesis is a key factor in tissue regeneration, but the role played by CGFs in vessel formation is not clear. The purpose of this study was to characterize the angiogenic properties of CGFs by evaluating the effects of its soluble factors and cellular components on the neovascularization in an in vitro model of angiogenesis. Read More

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Extracellular Vesicles from Human Umbilical Cord Mesenchymal Stem Cells Facilitate Diabetic Wound Healing Through MiR-17-5p-mediated Enhancement of Angiogenesis.

Stem Cell Rev Rep 2021 May 4. Epub 2021 May 4.

Research Center for Tissue Repair and Regeneration Affiliated to the Medical Innovation Research Division and 4th Medical Center of Chinese PLA General Hospital, 51 Fucheng Road, Haidian District, Beijing, 100048, China.

Endothelial dysfunction caused by persistent hyperglycemia in diabetes is responsible for impaired angiogenesis in diabetic wounds. Extracellular vehicles (EVs) are considered potential therapeutic tools to promote diabetic wound healing. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of EVs secreted by human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells (hucMSC-EVs) on angiogenesis under high glucose (HG) conditions in vivo and in vitro and to explore the underlying mechanisms. Read More

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Conversion of stem cells from apical papilla into endothelial cells by small molecules and growth factors.

Stem Cell Res Ther 2021 May 3;12(1):266. Epub 2021 May 3.

Restorative Dental Sciences, Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China.

Objectives: Recently, a new strategy has been developed to directly reprogram one cell type towards another targeted cell type using small molecule compounds. Human fibroblasts have been chemically reprogrammed into neuronal cells, Schwann cells and cardiomyocyte-like cells by different small molecule combinations. This study aimed to explore whether stem cells from apical papilla (SCAP) could be reprogrammed into endothelial cells (ECs) using the same strategy. Read More

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Aspirin and anti-platelet treatments in cancer.

Blood 2021 May 3. Epub 2021 May 3.

Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon, United States.

Platelets have been hypothesized to promote certain neoplastic malignancies, however, antiplatelet drugs are still not part of routine pharmacological cancer prevention and treatment protocols. Paracrine interactions between platelets and cancer cells have been implicated in potentiating the dissemination, survival within the circulation, and extravasation of cancer cells at distant sites of metastasis. Signals from platelets have also been suggested to confer epigenetic alterations including upregulating oncoproteins in circulating tumor cells, while secretion of potent growth factors may play roles in promoting mitogenesis, angiogenesis, and metastatic outgrowth. Read More

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Autocrine and Paracrine Effects of Vascular Endothelial Cells Promote Cutaneous Wound Healing.

Biomed Res Int 2021 10;2021:6695663. Epub 2021 Apr 10.

Department of Plastic Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Jinan University, Key Laboratory of Regenerative Medicine, Ministry of Education, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province 510630, China.

Background: When vascular endothelial cells are subjected to external stimuli, paracrine hormones and cytokines act on adjacent cells. The regulation of the biological behaviour of cells is closely related to the maintenance of organ function and the occurrence and development of disease. However, it is unclear whether vascular endothelial cells affect the biological behaviour of cells involved in wound repair through autocrine and paracrine mechanisms and ultimately play a role in wound healing. Read More

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Fibronectin in Fracture Healing: Biological Mechanisms and Regenerative Avenues.

Front Bioeng Biotechnol 2021 16;9:663357. Epub 2021 Apr 16.

Department of Internal Medicine, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

The importance of extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins in mediating bone fracture repair is evident, and fibronectin (FN) has emerged as a pivotal regulator of this process. FN is an evolutionarily conserved glycoprotein found in all tissues of the body, and functions in several stages of fracture healing. FN acts as a three-dimensional scaffold immediately following trauma, guiding the assembly of additional ECM components. Read More

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3D bioprinting of integral ADSCs-NO hydrogel scaffolds to promote severe burn wound healing.

Regen Biomater 2021 Mar 25;8(3):rbab014. Epub 2021 Apr 25.

Department of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery, The Third Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, No. 600 Tianhe Road, Tianhe District, Guangzhou 510630, China.

Severe burns are challenging to heal and result in significant death throughout the world. Adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (ADSCs) have emerged as a promising treatment for full-thickness burn healing but are impeded by their low viability and efficiency after grafting . Nitric oxide (NO) is beneficial in promoting stem cell bioactivity, but whether it can function effectively is still largely unknown. Read More

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Effect and Mechanism of Si-Miao-Yong-An on Vasa Vasorum Remodeling in ApoE Mice with Atherosclerosis Vulnerable Plague.

Front Pharmacol 2021 14;12:634611. Epub 2021 Apr 14.

Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tianjin, China.

To observe the effect of Si-Miao-Yong-An (SMYA) on atherosclerosis (AS) vulnerable plaques, and to further explore the mechanism by vasa vasorum (VV) angiogenesis and maturation as an entry point. SPF-class healthy male ApoE mice were randomized into model group, simvastatin group and SMYA group, and C57BL/6 mice were used as the control group. After 8 weeks of intervention, the pathological morphology of plaque was observed by HE staining; the VV density in plaque and aortic adventitia were observed by immunohistochemistry; VV maturation was measured by double-labelling immunofluorescence; the critical proteins of HIF-1α-Apelin/APJ and Ang-1/Tie signal pathways were detected by western blotting. Read More

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New insights into the roles of CUL1 in mouse placenta development.

Biochem Biophys Res Commun 2021 Apr 29;559:70-77. Epub 2021 Apr 29.

Laboratory Animal Center, Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, China. Electronic address:

CULLIN1 (CUL1) protein, as a scaffold protein in Skp1-CUL1-F box (SCF) E3 ligases complex, was reported involved in different cellular functions to regulate the early embryonic development. In our previous study, we have demonstrated that CUL1 promote trophoblast cell invasion at the maternal-fetal interface in human and the CUL1 protein significantly decreased in preeclampsia (PE) placenta, but how CUL1 involved in placentation is still obscure. Due to the embryo lethal in CUL1 knockout mice, the lentivirus mediated placenta-specific CUL1 knockdown mice model was constructed to uncover the potential role of CUL1 in placentation. Read More

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