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Articles by M Mayr
Total Records ( 3 ) for M Mayr
  A Margariti , A Zampetaki , Q Xiao , B Zhou , E Karamariti , D Martin , X Yin , M Mayr , H Li , Z Zhang , E De Falco , Y Hu , G Cockerill , Q Xu and L. Zeng

Rationale: Histone deacetylase (HDAC)7 is expressed in the early stages of embryonic development and may play a role in endothelial function.

Objective: This study aimed to investigate the role of HDAC7 in endothelial cell (EC) proliferation and growth and the underlying mechanism.

Methods and Results: Overexpression of HDAC7 by adenoviral gene transfer suppressed human umbilical vein endothelial cell (HUVEC) proliferation by preventing nuclear translocation of β-catenin and downregulation of T-cell factor-1/Id2 (inhibitor of DNA binding 2) and cyclin D1, leading to G1 phase elongation. Further assays with the TOPFLASH reporter and quantitative RT-PCR for other β-catenin target genes such as Axin2 confirmed that overexpression of HDAC7 decreased β-catenin activity. Knockdown of HDAC7 by lentiviral short hairpin RNA transfer induced β-catenin nuclear translocation but downregulated cyclin D1, cyclin E1 and E2F2, causing HUVEC hypertrophy. Immunoprecipitation assay and mass spectrometry analysis revealed that HDAC7 directly binds to β-catenin and forms a complex with 14-3-3 , , and proteins. Vascular endothelial growth factor treatment induced HDAC7 degradation via PLC-IP3K (phospholipase C–inositol-1,4,5-trisphosphate kinase) signal pathway and partially rescued HDAC7-mediated suppression of proliferation. Moreover, vascular endothelial growth factor stimulation suppressed the binding of HDAC7 with β-catenin, disrupting the complex and releasing β-catenin to translocate into the nucleus.

Conclusions: These findings demonstrate that HDAC7 interacts with β-catenin keeping ECs in a low proliferation stage and provides a novel insight into the mechanism of HDAC7-mediated signal pathways leading to endothelial growth.

  F Fleissner , V Jazbutyte , J Fiedler , S. K Gupta , X Yin , Q Xu , P Galuppo , S Kneitz , M Mayr , G Ertl , J Bauersachs and T. Thum

Rationale: The endogenous nitric oxide synthase inhibitor asymmetrical dimethylarginine (ADMA) is increased in patients with coronary artery disease and may regulate function of circulating angiogenic progenitor cells (APCs) by small regulatory RNAs.

Objectives: To study the role of microRNAs in ADMA-mediated impairment of APCs.

Methods and Results: By using microarray analyses, we established microRNA expression profiles of human APCs. We used ADMA to induce APC dysfunction and found 16 deregulated microRNAs. We focused on miR-21, which was 3-fold upregulated by ADMA treatment. Overexpression of miR-21 in human APCs impaired migratory capacity. To identify regulated miR-21 targets, we used proteome analysis, using difference in-gel electrophoresis followed by mass spectrometric analysis of regulated proteins. We found that transfection of miR-21 precursors significantly repressed superoxide dismutase 2 in APCs, which resulted in increased intracellular reactive oxygen species concentration and impaired nitric oxide bioavailability. MiR-21 further repressed sprouty-2, leading to Erk Map kinase–dependent reactive oxygen species formation and APC migratory defects. Small interference RNA–mediated superoxide dismutase 2 or sprouty-2 reduction also increased reactive oxygen species formation and impaired APC migratory capacity. ADMA-mediated reactive oxygen species formation and APC dysfunction was rescued by miR-21 blockade. APCs from patients with coronary artery disease and high ADMA plasma levels displayed >4-fold elevated miR-21 levels, low superoxide dismutase 2 expression, and impaired migratory capacity, which could be normalized by miR-21 antagonism.

Conclusions: We identified a novel miR-21–dependent mechanism of ADMA-mediated APC dysfunction. MiR-21 antagonism therefore emerges as an interesting strategy to improve dysfunctional APCs in patients with coronary artery disease.

  M Mayr , D Grainger , U Mayr , A. S Leroyer , G Leseche , A Sidibe , O Herbin , X Yin , A Gomes , B Madhu , J. R Griffiths , Q Xu , A Tedgui and C. M. Boulanger

Background— Microparticles (MPs) with procoagulant activity are present in human atherosclerosis, but no detailed information is available on their composition.

Methods and Results— To obtain insights into the role of MPs in atherogenesis, MP proteins were identified by tandem mass spectrometry, metabolite profiles were determined by high-resolution nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, and antibody reactivity was assessed against combinatorial antigen libraries. Plaque MPs expressed surface antigens consistent with their leukocyte origin, including major histocompatibility complex classes I and II, and induced a dose-dependent stimulatory effect on T-cell proliferation. Notably, taurine, the most abundant free organic acid in human neutrophils, which scavenges myeloperoxidase-catalyzed free radicals, was highly enriched in plaque MPs. Moreover, fluorescent labeling of proteins on the MP surface suggested immunoglobulins to be trapped inside, which was confirmed by flow cytometry analysis on permeabilized and nonpermeabilized plaque MPs. Colabeling for CD14 and IgG established that more than 90% of the IgG containing MPs were CD14+, indicating a macrophage origin. Screening against an antigen library revealed that the immunologic profiles of antibodies in MPs were similar to those found in plaques but differed profoundly from antibodies in plasma and unexpectedly, showed strong reactions with oligosaccharide antigens, in particular blood group antigen A.

Conclusions— This study provides the first evidence that immunoglobulins are present within MPs derived from plaque macrophages, that the portfolio of plaque antibodies is different from circulating antibodies in plasma, and that anticarbohydrate antibodies are retained in human atherosclerotic lesions.

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