Daniel Sedding

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Upon vascular injury, locally controlled haemostasis prevents life-threatening blood loss and ensures wound healing. Intracellular material derived from damaged cells at these sites will become exposed to blood components and could contribute to blood coagulation and pathological thrombus formation. So far, the functional and mechanistic consequences of(More)
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is characterized by increased proliferation and apoptosis resistance of pulmonary artery smooth muscle cells (PASMCs). Forkhead box O (FoxO) transcription factors are key regulators of cellular proliferation. Here we show that in pulmonary vessels and PASMCs of human and experimental PH lungs, FoxO1 expression is downregulated(More)
OBJECTIVE Although numerous diseases involving cellular proliferation are also associated with phenotypic changes, there has been little direct evidence that cell phenotype and the cell's response to external stimuli are modified during passage through different phases of the cell cycle. In this study, we demonstrate that an association exists between cell(More)
The G534E polymorphism (Marburg I [MI]) of factor VII-activating protease (FSAP) is associated with carotid stenosis and cardiovascular disease. We have previously demonstrated that FSAP is present in atherosclerotic plaques and it is a potent inhibitor of vascular smooth muscle proliferation and migration in vitro. The effect of wild-type (WT)- and MI-FSAP(More)
Forkhead box O (FoxO) transcription factors are important downstream targets of the PI3K/Akt signaling pathway and crucial regulators of cell fate. This function of FoxOs relies on their ability to control diverse cellular functions, including proliferation, differentiation, apoptosis, DNA repair, defense against oxidative stress and ageing. FoxOs are(More)
Vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) constitute the major cellular component of the vessel tunica media. VSMC proliferation is a key feature in developing vessels and pathological states such as atherosclerosis and restenosis. Transforming growth factor (TGF)-beta is a key regulator of VSMCs, but its effect on VSMC proliferation and apoptosis are(More)
Initial trials suggest that bone marrow-derived vasculogenic cells augment neovascularization in patients after myocardial infarction. Moreover, in some experimental settings, they also provide an anti-atherosclerotic effect by maintaining the integrity of the endothelium. Risk factors for coronary artery disease were shown to reduce the number and(More)
In this meeting report, particularly addressing the topic of protection of the cardiovascular system from ischemia/reperfusion injury, highlights are presented that relate to conditioning strategies of the heart with respect to molecular mechanisms and outcome in patients’ cohorts, the influence of co-morbidities and medications, as well as the contribution(More)
OBJECTIVE We hypothesized that apolipoprotein E (apoE)(-/-)/low-density lipoprotein (LDL)(-/-) double knockout mice might develop vasa vasorum (VV) in association with advanced lesion formation. METHODS AND RESULTS Aortas from apoE(-/-)/LDL(-/-) mice aged 16, 18, 20, or 80 weeks were infused in situ with Microfil, harvested, and scanned with(More)