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Vasohibin induces prolyl hydroxylase-mediated degradation of hypoxia-inducible factor-1α in human umbilical vein endothelial cells.
Vasohibin is thought to be an important negative feedback regulator of angiogenesis that is selectively induced in endothelial cells by VEGF. Here, we assessed the role of vasohibin on HIF-1α expression under oxidative stress induced by hydrogen peroxide (H₂O₂) in HUVEC. VEGF induced significant cell growth that was associated with an increase in vasohibin expression. Following H₂O₂-pretreatment, VEGF further increased cell growth but this was contrastingly associated with a decrease in vasohibin expression when compared with VEGF alone. Interestingly, vasohibin inhibited cell proliferation through degradation of HIF-1α expression during H₂O₂-pretreatment. Furthermore, vasohibin elevated the expression of prolyl hydroxylase (PHD). These results suggest that vasohibin plays crucial roles as a negative feedback regulator of angiogenesis through HIF-1α degradation via PHD.
Cell Cycle Proteins
Gene Expression Regulation
Human Umbilical Vein Endothelial Cells
Hypoxia-Inducible Factor 1, alpha Subunit
Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A
Pub Type(s)Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't