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Down-regulation of Id1 and Id3 genes affects growth and survival of human umbilical vein endothelial cells (huvecs)

Show simple item record Kyei, Foster Asante, Du-Bois Edekor, Juliet Ama Mawusi Sarpong, Esther Gavor, Edem Konja, Daniels 2021-06-24T11:34:47Z 2021-06-24T11:34:47Z 2015
dc.identifier.issn 23105496
dc.description 7p:, ill. en_US
dc.description.abstract Inhibitors of DNA (Id) proteins have been implicated in cell growth, cell cycle control, apoptosis and angiogenesis. Studies reveal that Id1 and Id3 may be required for angiogenesis in adult tissues. This work aimed at investigating the consequences of loss-of-function of Id protein on growth and apoptosis in an in vitro model using Human Umbilical Vein Endothelial Cells (HUVECs). Using automated image analysis software (CellProfiler Analyst), cell cycle profiles of cell populations following siRNA down-regulation of Id proteins were investigated. Also, cell viability analysis with 3-(4, 5-Dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2, 5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay was evaluated. The study also employed flow cytometry using mitochondrial membrane potential marker (3, 3’-Dihexyloxacarbocyanine Iodide) (DiOC6) and Propidium Iodide (PI) as a marker of nonviable necrotic cells. Down-regulation of Id1 and Id3 reduced viable HUVECs populations. In addition, knock down of Id1 and Id3 showed cell cycle arrest. Furthermore, cell death analysis following the silencing of Id1 and Id3 induced apoptosis. These findings suggest that the inhibition of Id1 and Id3 may impair endothelial cell activation and angiogenesis and may also provide an attractive target for the development of new therapies for angiogenic disorders en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Cape Coast en_US
dc.subject Apoptosis en_US
dc.subject Angiogenesis en_US
dc.subject S-Phase en_US
dc.subject Down-regulation en_US
dc.subject Human umbilical vein en_US
dc.subject Endothelial cells en_US
dc.subject Knockdown en_US
dc.title Down-regulation of Id1 and Id3 genes affects growth and survival of human umbilical vein endothelial cells (huvecs) en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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