Ephrin-B2 Induces Migration of Endothelial Cells Through the Phosphatidylinositol-3 Kinase Pathway and Promotes Angiogenesis in Adult Vasculature

Hiromitsu Maekawa, Yuichi Oike, Shigeru Kanda, Yasuhiro Ito, Yoshihiro Yamada, Hiroki Kurihara, Ryozo Nagai, Toshio Suda

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Objective - Ephrin-B2 plays a key role in vascular development. The purpose of this study was to elucidate the molecular mechanisms of ephrin-B2 signaling through the EphB receptor in endothelial cells and to determine whether ephrin-B2 contributes to in vivo angiogenesis in adult mice. Methods and Results - A chemotaxis assay on a polycarbonate membrane revealed that ephrin-B2/Fc chimeric protein induced migration of human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) at a level 98% greater than control (P<0.01). To determine the signaling pathways activated in the HUVECs by Eph stimulation, phosphatidylinositol-3 kinase (PI3 kinase) activity was determined in an immune complex PI3 kinase assay. Serum-starved HUVECs were stimulated with ephrin-B2/ Fc and compared with unstimulated cells. PI3 kinase activity in stimulated cells was higher than that seen in unstimulated cells. In a chemotaxis assay, the PI3 kinase-specific inhibitor LY294002 blocked the migratory response of HUVECs induced by addition of ephrin-B2/Fc. Finally, ephrin-B2/Fc promoted angiogenesis in vivo in corneal neovascularization and Matrigel plug assays in adult mice, whereas LY294002 reduced angiogenesis in Matrigel that was induced by ephrin-B2/Fc. Conclusions - Ephrin-B2/Fc induces the migration of HUVECs through the PI3 kinase signaling pathway. Ephrin-B2/Fc promotes in vivo angiogenesis in adult mice, suggesting that it contributes to adult angiogenesis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2008-2014
Number of pages7
JournalArteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
Volume23
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Nov

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Ephrin-B2
Phosphatidylinositol 3-Kinase
Endothelial Cells
Human Umbilical Vein Endothelial Cells
polycarbonate
2-(4-morpholinyl)-8-phenyl-4H-1-benzopyran-4-one
Chemotaxis
Eph Family Receptors
Corneal Neovascularization
Antigen-Antibody Complex
Blood Vessels

Keywords

  • Angiogenesis
  • Endothelial cells
  • Ephrin-B2
  • Migration
  • Phosphatidylinositol-3 kinase

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Ephrin-B2 Induces Migration of Endothelial Cells Through the Phosphatidylinositol-3 Kinase Pathway and Promotes Angiogenesis in Adult Vasculature. / Maekawa, Hiromitsu; Oike, Yuichi; Kanda, Shigeru; Ito, Yasuhiro; Yamada, Yoshihiro; Kurihara, Hiroki; Nagai, Ryozo; Suda, Toshio.

In: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, Vol. 23, No. 11, 11.2003, p. 2008-2014.

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Maekawa, Hiromitsu ; Oike, Yuichi ; Kanda, Shigeru ; Ito, Yasuhiro ; Yamada, Yoshihiro ; Kurihara, Hiroki ; Nagai, Ryozo ; Suda, Toshio. / Ephrin-B2 Induces Migration of Endothelial Cells Through the Phosphatidylinositol-3 Kinase Pathway and Promotes Angiogenesis in Adult Vasculature. In: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology. 2003 ; Vol. 23, No. 11. pp. 2008-2014.
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