Caveolin-1 (cav-1) is the principal structural component of caveolae which functions as scaffolding protein for the integration of a variety of signaling pathways. In this study, we show that siRNA-induced cav-1 down regulation in human endothelial cells (EC) increased cell size and provoked cell cycle arrest at G1/S phase transition. In addition, silencing of cav-1 reduced matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) activity which, in turn, affected cell migration and VEGF-induced tube formation of EC in vitro. These data indicate that proper expression of cav-1 is required for maintaining typical functions of EC such as proliferation and the formation of new blood vessels. In addition, we observed a marked increase of cell size, after cav-1 silencing, which might indicate the involvement of this scaffolding protein in the way by which cells perceive changes in their microenvironment. In conclusion, this study proposes cav-1 as an interesting target molecule for studying cellular mechanisms which occur in physiological as well as pathological conditions such as senescence and tumorigenesis.

D'Alessio, A., Sica, G., The role of caveolin-1 in the regulation of angiogenesis, Comunicazione, in 66° Congresso Nazionale S.I.A.I.Società Italiana di Anatomia e Istologia Pistoia., (Pistoia, 20-23 September 2012), N/A, n/a 2012:<<Italian Journal of Anatomy and Embryology>>, 53-53 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/18537]

The role of caveolin-1 in the regulation of angiogenesis

D'Alessio, Alessio;Sica, Gigliola
2012

Abstract

Caveolin-1 (cav-1) is the principal structural component of caveolae which functions as scaffolding protein for the integration of a variety of signaling pathways. In this study, we show that siRNA-induced cav-1 down regulation in human endothelial cells (EC) increased cell size and provoked cell cycle arrest at G1/S phase transition. In addition, silencing of cav-1 reduced matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) activity which, in turn, affected cell migration and VEGF-induced tube formation of EC in vitro. These data indicate that proper expression of cav-1 is required for maintaining typical functions of EC such as proliferation and the formation of new blood vessels. In addition, we observed a marked increase of cell size, after cav-1 silencing, which might indicate the involvement of this scaffolding protein in the way by which cells perceive changes in their microenvironment. In conclusion, this study proposes cav-1 as an interesting target molecule for studying cellular mechanisms which occur in physiological as well as pathological conditions such as senescence and tumorigenesis.
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66° Congresso Nazionale S.I.A.I. Società Italiana di Anatomia e Istologia Pistoia.
66° Congresso Nazionale S.I.A.I. Società Italiana di Anatomia e Istologia Pistoia.
Pistoia
Comunicazione
20-set-2012
23-set-2012
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D'Alessio, A., Sica, G., The role of caveolin-1 in the regulation of angiogenesis, Comunicazione, in 66° Congresso Nazionale S.I.A.I.Società Italiana di Anatomia e Istologia Pistoia., (Pistoia, 20-23 September 2012), N/A, n/a 2012:<<Italian Journal of Anatomy and Embryology>>, 53-53 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/18537]
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