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Akt kinases control essential cellular functions, including proliferation, apoptosis, metabolism and transcription, and have been proposed as promising targets for treatment of angiogenesis-dependent pathologies, such as cancer and ischemic injury. But their precise roles in neovascularization remain elusive. Here we show that Akt1 is the predominant(More)
Expression of cell adhesion molecules (CAM) responsible for leukocyte-endothelium interactions plays a crucial role in inflammation and atherogenesis. Up-regulation of vascular CAM-1 (VCAM-1), intracellular CAM-1 (ICAM-1), and E-selectin expression promotes monocyte recruitment to sites of injury and is considered to be a critical step in atherosclerotic(More)
Akt, also known as Protein kinase B (PKB), regulates essential cellular functions such as migration, proliferation, differentiation, apoptosis, and metabolism. Akt influences the expression and/or activity of various pro- and anti-angiogenic factors and Akt isoforms (Akt1, Akt2 and Akt3) have been proposed as therapeutic targets for angiogenesis-related(More)
Mechanisms of metastasis, the major complication of prostate cancer, are poorly understood. In this study, we define molecular mechanisms that may contribute to the highly invasive potential of prostate cancer cells. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), its receptors (VEGFRs), and alpha5beta1 integrin were expressed by prostate cancer cells in vitro(More)
Integrins, transmembrane glycoprotein receptors, play vital roles in pathological angiogenesis, but their precise regulatory functions are not completely understood and remain controversial. This study aims to assess the regulatory functions of individual beta subunits of endothelial integrins in angiogenic responses induced by vascular endothelial growth(More)
Dyslipidemia is associated with a prothrombotic phenotype; however, the mechanisms responsible for enhanced platelet reactivity remain unclear. Proatherosclerotic lipid abnormalities are associated with both enhanced oxidant stress and the generation of biologically active oxidized lipids, including potential ligands for the scavenger receptor CD36, a major(More)
The capacity of an adenovirus encoding the mature form of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-D, VEGF-D Delta N Delta C, to induce angiogenesis, lymphangiogenesis, or both was analyzed in 2 distinct in vivo models. We first demonstrated in vitro that VEGF-D Delta N Delta C encoded by the adenovirus (Ad-VEGF-D Delta N Delta C) is capable of inducing(More)
Today more and more users on C2C marketplaces turn to be professional sellers and their online stores become more like B2C websites. Since that, many C2C marketplaces introduced the trust evaluation model based on B2C to evaluate the credibility of each online store, like Taobao proposed the dynamic score in 2009. But the dynamic score had limitations on(More)