Sharareh Movafagh

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Which of Y1-Y5 receptors (Rs) mediate NPY's angiogenic activity was studied using Y2R-null mice and R-specific antagonists. In Y2R-null mice, NPY-induced aortic sprouting and in vivo Matrigel capillary formation were decreased by 50%; Y1R-antagonist blocked the remaining response. NPY-induced sprouting was equally inhibited by Y2R- (and Y5R- but less by(More)
Previously we discovered that NPY induces ischemic angiogenesis by activating Y2 and Y5 receptors. The receptors that mediate specific steps of the complex process of angiogenesis are unknown. Here, we studied in vitro NPY receptors subtypes involved in migration, proliferation, and differentiation of human endothelial cells. In cells that expressed Y1, Y2,(More)
Age-related changes in NPY-driven angiogenesis were investigated using Matrigel and aortic sprouting assays in young (2 months.) and aged (18 months.) mice. In both assays, NPY-induced vessel growth decreased significantly with age. In parallel, aged mice showed reduced expression (RT-PCR) of Y2 receptors and the NPY converting enzyme, dipeptidyl peptidase(More)
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