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Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2013 Jul;33(7):1552-60. doi: 10.1161/ATVBAHA.112.300655. Epub 2013 May 16.

Bone marrow-derived Kruppel-like factor 10 controls reendothelialization in response to arterial injury.

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  • 1Department of Medicine, Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The objective of this study was to investigate the role of Kruppel-like factor (KLF) 10, a zinc-finger transcription factor, in bone marrow (BM)-derived cell responses to arterial endothelial injury. Accumulating evidence indicates that BM-derived progenitors are recruited to sites of vascular injury and contribute to endothelial repair.

APPROACH AND RESULTS:

In response to carotid artery endothelial denudation, KLF10 mRNA expression was markedly increased in both BM and circulating lin(-) progenitor cells. To examine the specific role of KLF10 in arterial reendothelialization, we used 2 models of endothelial denudation (wire- and thermal-induced injury) of the carotid artery in wild-type (WT) and KLF10(-/-) mice. WT mice displayed higher areas of reendothelialization compared with KLF10(-/-) mice after endothelial injury using either method. BM transplant studies revealed that reconstitution of KLF10(-/-) mice with WT BM fully rescued the defect in reendothelialization and increased lin(-)CD34(+)kinase insert domain receptor(+) progenitors in the blood and injured carotid arteries. Conversely, reconstitution of WT mice with KLF10(-/-) BM recapitulated the defects in reendothelialization and peripheral cell progenitors. The media from cultured KLF10(-)/(-) BM progenitors was markedly inefficient in promoting endothelial cell growth and migration compared with the media from WT progenitors, indicative of defective paracrine trophic effects from KLF10(-)/(-) BM progenitors. Finally, BM-derived KLF10(-/-) lin(-) progenitors from reconstituted mice had reduced CXC-chemokine receptor 4 expression and impaired migratory responses.

CONCLUSIONS:

Collectively, these observations demonstrate a protective role for BM-derived KLF10 in paracrine and homing responses important for arterial endothelial injury and highlight KLF10 as a possible therapeutic target to promote endothelial repair in vascular disease states.

KEYWORDS:

Kruppel-like factor 10; bone marrow; endothelial cells; vascular system injuries

PMID:
23685559
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PMCID:
PMC3835145
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