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    1. Cell Biology

    Vascular remodeling is governed by a VEGFR3-dependent fluid shear stress set point

    Nicolas Baeyens et al.
    Flow-dependent remodeling of blood vessels is critical for normal physiology and for recovery from arterial blockage in disease; understanding its cellular mechanisms may lead to the development of treatments for patients that are deficient in this process following myocardial infarction or other vascular diseases.
    1. Developmental Biology

    GIPC proteins negatively modulate Plexind1 signaling during vascular development

    Jorge Carretero-Ortega et al.
    Zebrafish mutants and human endothelial cell experiments reveal that GIPC family endocytic adaptors bind to the Semaphorin receptor PLEXIND1, a critical regulator of vascular development, to negatively modulate its signaling.
    1. Developmental Biology

    Endothelial Ca2+ oscillations reflect VEGFR signaling-regulated angiogenic capacity in vivo

    Yasuhiro Yokota et al.
    Visualization and quantitative analyses of calcium ion oscillations in the endothelial cells of zebrafish embryos reveal how vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and Dll4/Notch signaling regulate sprouting angiogenesis.
    1. Developmental Biology

    Live-imaging of endothelial Erk activity reveals dynamic and sequential signalling events during regenerative angiogenesis

    Kazuhide S Okuda et al.
    Live-imaging of a transgenic reporter of vascular Erk signalling in zebrafish reveals sequential signalling mechanisms during the initiation of regeneration in wounded blood vessels.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Dlg1 activates beta-catenin signaling to regulate retinal angiogenesis and the blood-retina and blood-brain barriers

    Chris Cho et al.
    Discs large homologue 1 (Dlg1) activates beta-catenin (i.e., canonical Wnt) signaling in CNS endothelial cells to regulate retinal angiogenesis and the development and maintenance of the blood-brain and blood-retina barriers.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Non-canonical Wnt signalling modulates the endothelial shear stress flow sensor in vascular remodelling

    Claudio A Franco et al.
    A threshold level of blood flow initiates developmental blood vessel regression; this threshold can be regulated by non-canonical Wnt ligands.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Synchronization of endothelial Dll4-Notch dynamics switch blood vessels from branching to expansion

    Benedetta Ubezio et al.
    Increasing levels of the growth factor Vegfa disrupt blood vessel branching morphogenesis and drive diameter increase by synchronizing Notch signalling fluctuations between endothelial cells.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation
    2. Medicine

    Identification of specific Tie2 cleavage sites and therapeutic modulation in experimental sepsis

    Temitayo O Idowu et al.
    Matrix metalloprotease (MMP)-14 cleaves Tie2 at three distinct sites within the fibronectin type-III (FN3) domain and its pharmacological blockade inhibits Tie2 pathological shedding to exert barrier protective effects.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Islet vascularization is regulated by primary endothelial cilia via VEGF-A-dependent signaling

    Yan Xiong et al.
    Primary cilia on endothelial cells are required for VEGF-A/ VEGFR2-dependent signaling, islet vascularization and, consequently, nutrient delivery and insulin disposal.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    Convalescent COVID-19 patients are susceptible to endothelial dysfunction due to persistent immune activation

    Florence WJ Chioh et al.
    COVID-19 survivors, who are at risk for vascular complications, would benefit from close monitoring and preventive therapy.