Chloride intracellular channel 1 functions in endothelial cell growth and migration

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Jennifer J Tung Jan Kitajewski

Abstract

Background

Little is known about the role of CLIC1 in endothelium. These studies investigate CLIC1 as a regulator of angiogenesis by in vitrotechniques that mimic individual steps in the angiogenic process.

Methods

Using shRNA against clic1, we determined the role of CLIC1 in primary human endothelial cell behavior.

Results

Here, we report that reduced CLIC1 expression caused a reduction in endothelial migration, cell growth, branching morphogenesis, capillary-like network formation, and capillary-like sprouting. FACS analysis showed that CLIC1 plays a role in regulating the cell surface expression of various integrins that function in angiogenesis including β1 and α3 subunits, as well as αVβ3 and αVβ5.

Conclusions

Together, these results indicate that CLIC1 is required for multiple steps of in vitroangiogenesis and plays a role in regulating integrin cell surface expression.

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How to Cite
TUNG, Jennifer J; KITAJEWSKI, Jan. Chloride intracellular channel 1 functions in endothelial cell growth and migration. Vascular Cell, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 1, p. 23, nov. 2010. ISSN 2045-824X. Available at: <https://vascularcell.com/index.php/vc/article/view/10.1186-2040-2384-2-23>. Date accessed: 18 june 2024. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/2040-2384-2-23.
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Original Research