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VEGF isoforms have differential effects on permeability of human pulmonary microvascular endothelial cells

Overview of attention for article published in Respiratory Research, June 2017
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Title
VEGF isoforms have differential effects on permeability of human pulmonary microvascular endothelial cells
Published in
Respiratory Research, June 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12931-017-0602-1
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Khadija Ourradi, Thomas Blythe, Caroline Jarrett, Shaney L. Barratt, Gavin I. Welsh, Ann B. Millar

Abstract

Alternative splicing of Vascular endothelial growth factor-A mRNA transcripts (commonly referred as VEGF) leads to the generation of functionally differing isoforms, the relative amounts of which have potentially significant physiological outcomes in conditions such as acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). The effect of such isoforms on pulmonary vascular permeability is unknown. We hypothesised that VEGF165a and VEGF165b isoforms would have differing effects on pulmonary vascular permeability caused by differential activation of intercellular signal transduction pathways. To test this hypothesis we investigated the physiological effect of VEGF165a and VEGF165b on Human Pulmonary Microvascular Endothelial Cell (HPMEC) permeability using three different methods: trans-endothelial electrical resistance (TEER), Electric cell-substrate impedance sensing (ECIS) and FITC-BSA passage. In addition, potential downstream signalling pathways of the VEGF isoforms were investigated by Western blotting and the use of specific signalling inhibitors. VEGF165a increased HPMEC permeability using all three methods (paracellular and transcellular) and led to associated VE-cadherin and actin stress fibre changes. In contrast, VEGF165b decreased paracellular permeability and did not induce changes in VE-cadherin cell distribution. Furthermore, VEGF165a and VEGF165b had differing effects on both the phosphorylation of VEGF receptors and downstream signalling proteins pMEK, p42/44MAPK, p38 MAPK, pAKT and peNOS. Interestingly specific inhibition of the pMEK, p38 MAPK, PI3 kinase and eNOS pathways blocked the effects of both VEGF165a and VEGF165b on paracellular permeability and the effect of VEGF165a on proliferation/migration, suggesting that this difference in cellular response is mediated by an as yet unidentified signalling pathway(s). This study demonstrates that the novel isoform VEGF165a and VEGF165b induce differing effects on permeability in pulmonary microvascular endothelial cells.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 5%
Unknown 19 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 35%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 10%
Researcher 2 10%
Student > Master 2 10%
Unspecified 2 10%
Other 5 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7 35%
Medicine and Dentistry 6 30%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 15%
Unspecified 2 10%
Neuroscience 1 5%
Other 1 5%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 15 June 2018.
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#3,578,617
of 13,090,338 outputs
Outputs from Respiratory Research
#453
of 1,555 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#86,661
of 267,810 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Respiratory Research
#27
of 73 outputs
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