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Recombinant disintegrin targets alpha(v) beta(3) integrin and leads to mediator production

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Author(s):
Ribeiro, Livia C. A. [1] ; Massimino, Livia C. [1] ; Durante, Araceli C. [2] ; Tansini, Aline [1] ; Urbaczek, Ana C. [1] ; Selistre-de-Araujo, Heloisa S. [2] ; Carlos, Iracilda Z. [1]
Total Authors: 7
Affiliation:
[1] Sao Paulo State Univ, Clin Immunol Lab, Dept Clin Anal, Coll Pharmaceut Sci, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Dept Physiol Sci, Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: CELL ADHESION & MIGRATION; v. 8, n. 1, p. 60-65, JAN 1 2014.
Web of Science Citations: 4
Abstract

Integrin alpha v beta 3 is most likely the foremost modulator of angiogenesis among all known integrins. Recombinant disintegrin DisBa-01, originally obtained from snake venom glands, binds to alpha v beta 3, thereby significantly inhibiting adhesion and generating in vivo anti-metastatic ability. However, its function in mediator production is not clear. Here, we observed that the mediators VEGF-A, IL-8, and TGF-beta are not produced by human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC cell line) or monocyte/macrophage cells (SC cell line) when cells adhered to vitronectin. However, when exposed to DisBa-01, HUVECs produced higher levels of TGF-beta, and SC cells produced higher levels of VEGF-A. Nonetheless, HUVECs also showed an enhancement of apoptosis after losing adherence when exposed to disintegrin, which is a characteristic of anoikis. We propose that disintegrin DisBa-01 could be used to modulate integrin alpha v beta 3 functions. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/07798-2 - Effect of DisBa-01 recombinant disintegrin on macrophages and tumour cells: apoptosis evaluation
Grantee:Lívia Contini Massimino
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
FAPESP's process: 10/05428-0 - Recombinant desintegrin DisBa-01 effect in liposome and non-liposome form on macrophages and neoplasic cells: evaluation of cytokine production and pro-angiogenic factors
Grantee:Iracilda Zeppone Carlos
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 10/01568-2 - Recombinant desintegrin DisBa-01 effect in liposome and non-liposome form on macrophages and neoplasic cells: evaluation of cytokine production and pro-angiogenic factors
Grantee:Lívia Carolina de Abreu Ribeiro
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate