Core C, the Mouse Breeding and Microsurgery and Procedure Core will continue to serve all three Projects over all five years of the Program. There are two major functions of Core C: (1) The Mouse Breeding & Management Unit will continue to provide transgenic and null mice bred Into specific genetic backgrounds to each of the three projects of the Program. This Unit will provide sen/ices to mate and genotype the animals required for Projects 1-2-3. (2) The newly-formed Mouse Microsurgery and Procedure Unit has grown out of the expansion of the Program's studies. The goal of this Unit is to standardize all microsurgery procedures and procedures carried out by the Projects. This Unit will be responsible for lethal irradiation and bone marrow transplantation (Projects 2), femoral artery ligation for induction of hind limb ischemia (Project 2), assessment of reverse cholesterol transport (Project 1) and myocardial infarction (Project 3).
Atherosclerosis, peripheral arterial disease and myocardial infarction and its consequences are highlyprevalent diseases. In subjects with diabetes, the incidence and severity of these disorders is increased. This application focuses on the Receptor for Advanced Glycation Endproducts (RAGE) and its biology in accelerated cardiovascular disease, particulariy in diabetes.
|Schmidt, Ann Marie (2014) Skin autofluorescence, 5-year mortality, and cardiovascular events in peripheral arterial disease: all that glitters is surely not gold. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 34:697-9|
|Song, Fei; Hurtado del Pozo, Carmen; Rosario, Rosa et al. (2014) RAGE regulates the metabolic and inflammatory response to high-fat feeding in mice. Diabetes 63:1948-65|
|Vedantham, Srinivasan; Thiagarajan, Devi; Ananthakrishnan, Radha et al. (2014) Aldose reductase drives hyperacetylation of Egr-1 in hyperglycemia and consequent upregulation of proinflammatory and prothrombotic signals. Diabetes 63:761-74|
|Schmidt, Ann Marie (2014) Recent highlights of ATVB: diabetes mellitus. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 34:954-8|
|Manigrasso, Michaele B; Juranek, Judyta; Ramasamy, Ravichandran et al. (2014) Unlocking the biology of RAGE in diabetic microvascular complications. Trends Endocrinol Metab 25:15-22|
|Kong, Linghua; Shen, Xiaoping; Lin, Lili et al. (2013) PKC* promotes vascular inflammation and acceleration of atherosclerosis in diabetic ApoE null mice. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 33:1779-87|
|Tekabe, Yared; Luma, Joane; Li, Qing et al. (2012) Imaging of receptors for advanced glycation end products in experimental myocardial ischemia and reperfusion injury. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 5:59-67|
|Toure, Fatouma; Fritz, Gunter; Li, Qing et al. (2012) Formin mDia1 mediates vascular remodeling via integration of oxidative and signal transduction pathways. Circ Res 110:1279-93|
|Vedantham, Srinivasan; Noh, HyeLim; Ananthakrishnan, Radha et al. (2011) Human aldose reductase expression accelerates atherosclerosis in diabetic apolipoprotein E-/- mice. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 31:1805-13|
|Hofmann Bowman, Marion A; Fedson, Savitri; Schmidt, Ann Marie (2011) Advanced glycation end products in diabetic cardiomyopathy: an alternative hypothesis. J Heart Lung Transplant 30:1303; discussion 1303-4|
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