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Type: Journal article
Title: High-density lipoproteins augment hypoxia-induced angiogenesis via regulation of post-translational modulation of hypoxia-inducible factor 1α
Other Titles: High-density lipoproteins augment hypoxia-induced angiogenesis via regulation of post-translational modulation of hypoxia-inducible factor 1alpha
Author: Tan, J.
Hamish, H.
Vanags, L.
Monger, S.
Ng, M.
Bursill, C.
Citation: FASEB Journal, 2014; 28(1):206-217
Publisher: Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
Issue Date: 2014
ISSN: 0892-6638
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Joanne T. M. Tan, Hamish C. G. Prosser, Laura Z. Vanags, Steven A. Monger, Martin K. C. Ng, and Christina A. Bursill
Abstract: Increasing evidence suggests that high-density lipoproteins (HDLs) promote hypoxia-induced angiogenesis. The hypoxia-inducible factor 1α (HIF-1α)/vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) pathway is important in hypoxia and is modulated post-translationally by prolyl hydroxylases (PHD1−PHD3) and E3 ubiquitin ligases (Siah1 and Siah2). We aimed to elucidate the mechanisms by which HDLs augment hypoxia-induced angiogenesis. Preincubation (16 h) of human coronary artery endothelial cells with reconstituted high-density lipoprotein (rHDL) containing apolipoprotein A-I (apoA-I) and phosphatidylcholine (20 μM, final apoA-I concentration), before hypoxia, increased Siah1 (58%) and Siah2 (88%) mRNA levels and suppressed PHD2 (32%) and PHD3 (45%) protein levels compared with hypoxia-induced control levels. After Siah1/2 small interfering RNA knockdown, rHDL was unable to suppress PHD2/3 and failed to induce HIF-1α, VEGF, and tubulogenesis in hypoxia. Inhibition of the upstream phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K)/Akt signaling pathway also abrogated the effects of rHDL. Furthermore, knockdown of the scavenger receptor SR-BI attenuated rHDL-induced elevations in Siah1/2 and tubulogenesis in hypoxia, indicating that SR-BI plays a key role. Finally, the importance of VEGF in mediating the ability of rHDL to drive hypoxia-induced angiogenesis was confirmed using a VEGF-neutralizing antibody. In summary, rHDL augments the HIF-1α/VEGF pathway via SR-BI and modulation of the post-translational regulators of HIF-1α (PI3K/Siahs/PHDs). HDL-induced augmentation of angiogenesis in hypoxia may have implications for therapeutic modulation of ischemic injury.
Keywords: scavenger receptor BI; phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase; PI3K/Akt pathway; prolyl hydroxylase domain proteins; Siah ubiquitin ligases; endothelial cells
Rights: © FASEB
RMID: 0030067896
DOI: 10.1096/fj.13-233874
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