Bahman Rostama

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OBJECTIVE Notch signaling has a critical role in vascular development and morphogenesis. Activation of Notch in endothelial cells led to a senescence-like phenotype with loss of barrier function. Our objective was to understand the molecular pathways mediating this phenotype. METHODS AND RESULTS Human primary endothelial cells increase expression of Notch(More)
Adipose tissue development is dependent on multiple signaling mechanisms and cell-cell interactions that regulate adipogenesis, angiogenesis and extracellular remodeling. The Notch signaling pathway is an important cell-fate determinant whose role in adipogenesis is not clearly defined. To address this issue, we examined the effect of inhibition of Notch(More)
OBJECTIVE Bone morphogenetic protein-9 (BMP9)/activin-like kinase-1 and delta-like 4 (DLL4)/Notch promote endothelial quiescence, and we aim to understand mechanistic interactions between the 2 pathways. We identify new targets that contribute to endothelial quiescence and test whether loss of Dll4(+/-) in adult vasculature alters BMP signaling. APPROACH(More)
roper function of blood vessels requires an intact endothelial monolayer and quiescent endothelial cells (EC). Multiple cytokines activate endothelial sprouting and proliferation during angiogenesis. However, less is known about the mechanisms that maintain or restore EC quiescence. Two critical pathways are delta-like 4 (DLL4)/Notch and BMP9/activin-like(More)
Seven norsesterterpene peroxides: epimuqubilin A (1), muqubilone B (2), unnamed cyclic peroxide ester (3), epimuqubilin B (4), sigmosceptrellin A methyl ester (5), sigmosceptrellin A (6), and sigmosceptrellin B methyl ester (7), isolated from the marine sponge Latrunculia sp., were examined with regard to their effects on nitric oxide (NO) production in(More)
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