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The role of the beta-2 adrenergic receptor on endothelial progenitor cells dysfunction of proliferation and migration in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients.
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PMID:  23448263     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Background: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with moderate-to-severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), with > 44% of these patients presenting with generalized atherosclerosis at autopsy. It is accepted that endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) participate in the repair of dysfunctional endothelium, thereby, protecting against atherosclerosis. The beta-2 adrenergic receptor (β2AR) expressed on mononuclear cells in peripheral blood and CD34+ cells in bone has been shown to regulate T-cell traffic and proliferation. At present, there have been few systematic studies evaluating β2AR expression on EPCs in the peripheral blood of COPD patients and its role in EPCs migration and proliferation. Therefore, the objective of this study was to determine the role of β2ARs in EPCs function and, if this role is altered, in the COPD population. Methods: EPCs from 25 COPD and 16 control patients were isolated by Ficoll density-gradient centrifugation and identified using fluorescence-activated cell sorting. β2AR expression on EPCs was determined by western blotting and real-time PCR. The transwell migration assay was performed to determine the migration capacity of EPCs treated with a β2AR agonist, antagonist and β2AR monoclonal antibody. EPCs proliferation was assayed throughout the cell cycle. Following arterial damage in NOD/SCID mice, the number of EPCs treated with siRNA-β2AR incorporated at the injured vascular site was determined by fluorescence microscopy. Results: Data showed a significant increase in the total number of β2ARs in addition to an increased expression on early EPCs in COPD patients. COPD EPCs treated with β2AR antagonist (ICI 118551) increased migration to SDF-1α when compared to treatment with the β2AR agonist, norepinephrine. These changes were directly correlated to increase CXCR4 on EPCs. The proliferation of early EPCs treated with β2AR antagonist was improved and was correlated to an intercellular decrease in reactive oxygen species. Conclusion: Changes in β2AR in COPD patients alter EPCs migration and proliferation, contributing to altered EPC repair capacity in this patient population.
Xiaoran Liu; Weiping Tan; Yangli Liu; Gengpeng Lin; Canmao Xie
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-3-1
Journal Detail:
Title:  Expert opinion on therapeutic targets     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1744-7631     ISO Abbreviation:  Expert Opin. Ther. Targets     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
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Created Date:  2013-3-1     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101127833     Medline TA:  Expert Opin Ther Targets     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
The First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, Respiratory Department , Zhongshan Road, Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province 58, 51008 , People's Republic of China
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