Prostacyclin receptor-dependent modulation of pulmonary vascular remodeling

Yasushi Hoshikawa, Norbert F. Voelkel, Tracy L. Gesell, Mark D. Moore, Kenneth G. Morris, Lori A. Alger, Shuh Narumiya, Mark W. Geraci

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Abstract

Prostacyclin (PGI2) reduces pulmonary vascular resistance and attenuates vascular smooth muscle cell proliferation through signal transduction following ligand binding to its receptor. Because patients with severe pulmonary hypertension have a reduced PGI2 receptor (PGI-R) expression in the remodeled pulmonary arterial smooth muscle, we hypothesized that pulmonary vascular remodeling may be modified PGI-R dependently. To test this hypothesis, PGI-R knockout (KO) and wild-type (WT) mice were subjected to a simulated altitude of 17,000 ft or Denver altitude for 3 wk, and right ventricular pressure and lung histology were assessed. The PGI-R KO mice developed more severe pulmonary hypertension and vascular remodeling after chronic hypoxic exposure when compared to the WT mice. Our results indicate that PGI2 and its receptor play an important role in the regulation of hypoxia-induced pulmonary vascular remodeling, and that the absence of a functional receptor worsens pulmonary hypertension.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)314-318
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
Volume164
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15-07-2001

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Epoprostenol Receptors
Lung
Pulmonary Hypertension
Epoprostenol
Knockout Mice
Ventricular Pressure
Vascular Smooth Muscle
Vascular Resistance
Smooth Muscle Myocytes
Smooth Muscle
Signal Transduction
Histology
Cell Proliferation
Vascular Remodeling
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  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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Hoshikawa, Yasushi ; Voelkel, Norbert F. ; Gesell, Tracy L. ; Moore, Mark D. ; Morris, Kenneth G. ; Alger, Lori A. ; Narumiya, Shuh ; Geraci, Mark W. / Prostacyclin receptor-dependent modulation of pulmonary vascular remodeling. In: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2001 ; Vol. 164, No. 2. pp. 314-318.
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Prostacyclin receptor-dependent modulation of pulmonary vascular remodeling. / Hoshikawa, Yasushi; Voelkel, Norbert F.; Gesell, Tracy L.; Moore, Mark D.; Morris, Kenneth G.; Alger, Lori A.; Narumiya, Shuh; Geraci, Mark W.

In: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Vol. 164, No. 2, 15.07.2001, p. 314-318.

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