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Applications of Atomic Force Microscopy for Adhesion Force Measurements in Mechanotransduction.

Trache A, Xie L, Huang H, Glinsky VV, Meininger GA.

Methods Mol Biol. 2018;1814:515-528. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-8591-3_30.


Spontaneous oscillation in cell adhesion and stiffness measured using atomic force microscopy.

Sanyour H, Childs J, Meininger GA, Hong Z.

Sci Rep. 2018 Feb 13;8(1):2899. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-21253-9.


Angiotensin II Type 1 Receptor Mechanoactivation Involves RGS5 (Regulator of G Protein Signaling 5) in Skeletal Muscle Arteries: Impaired Trafficking of RGS5 in Hypertension.

Hong K, Li M, Nourian Z, Meininger GA, Hill MA.

Hypertension. 2017 Dec;70(6):1264-1272. doi: 10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.117.09757. Epub 2017 Oct 23.


Dipeptidyl Peptidase-4 Inhibition With Saxagliptin Ameliorates Angiotensin II-Induced Cardiac Diastolic Dysfunction in Male Mice.

Brown SM, Smith CE, Meuth AI, Khan M, Aroor AR, Cleeton HM, Meininger GA, Sowers JR, DeMarco VG, Chandrasekar B, Nistala R, Bender SB.

Endocrinology. 2017 Oct 1;158(10):3592-3604. doi: 10.1210/en.2017-00416.


Uric acid promotes vascular stiffness, maladaptive inflammatory responses and proteinuria in western diet fed mice.

Aroor AR, Jia G, Habibi J, Sun Z, Ramirez-Perez FI, Brady B, Chen D, Martinez-Lemus LA, Manrique C, Nistala R, Whaley-Connell AT, Demarco VG, Meininger GA, Sowers JR.

Metabolism. 2017 Sep;74:32-40. doi: 10.1016/j.metabol.2017.06.006. Epub 2017 Jun 21.


N-Cadherin, a novel and rapidly remodelling site involved in vasoregulation of small cerebral arteries.

Sun Z, Li M, Li Z, Hill MA, Meininger GA.

J Physiol. 2017 Mar 15;595(6):1987-2000. doi: 10.1113/JP272995. Epub 2017 Feb 7.


Nonenzymatic glycation interferes with fibronectin-integrin interactions in vascular smooth muscle cells.

Dhar S, Sun Z, Meininger GA, Hill MA.

Microcirculation. 2017 Apr;24(3). doi: 10.1111/micc.12347.


Fascin2 regulates cisplatin-induced apoptosis in NRK-52E cells.

Wang X, Nichols L, Grunz-Borgmann EA, Sun Z, Meininger GA, Domeier TL, Baines CP, Parrish AR.

Toxicol Lett. 2017 Jan 15;266:56-64. doi: 10.1016/j.toxlet.2016.11.021. Epub 2016 Dec 15.


Small artery mechanobiology: Roles of cellular and non-cellular elements.

Hill MA, Meininger GA.

Microcirculation. 2016 Nov;23(8):611-613. doi: 10.1111/micc.12323. Review.


Mechanical activation of angiotensin II type 1 receptors causes actin remodelling and myogenic responsiveness in skeletal muscle arterioles.

Hong K, Zhao G, Hong Z, Sun Z, Yang Y, Clifford PS, Davis MJ, Meininger GA, Hill MA.

J Physiol. 2016 Dec 1;594(23):7027-7047. doi: 10.1113/JP272834. Epub 2016 Oct 13.


Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibition with linagliptin prevents western diet-induced vascular abnormalities in female mice.

Manrique C, Habibi J, Aroor AR, Sowers JR, Jia G, Hayden MR, Garro M, Martinez-Lemus LA, Ramirez-Perez FI, Klein T, Meininger GA, DeMarco VG.

Cardiovasc Diabetol. 2016 Jul 8;15:94. doi: 10.1186/s12933-016-0414-5.


Small Artery Elastin Distribution and Architecture-Focus on Three Dimensional Organization.

Hill MA, Nourian Z, Ho IL, Clifford PS, Martinez-Lemus L, Meininger GA.

Microcirculation. 2016 Nov;23(8):614-620. doi: 10.1111/micc.12294. Review.


Inherent rhythm of smooth muscle cells in rat mesenteric arterioles: An eigensystem formulation.

Ho IL, Moshkforoush A, Hong K, Meininger GA, Hill MA, Tsoukias NM, Kuo W.

Phys Rev E. 2016 Apr;93:042415. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevE.93.042415. Epub 2016 Apr 26.


Extracellular Matrix Disarray as a Mechanism for Greater Abdominal Versus Thoracic Aortic Stiffness With Aging in Primates.

Zhang J, Zhao X, Vatner DE, McNulty T, Bishop S, Sun Z, Shen YT, Chen L, Meininger GA, Vatner SF.

Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2016 Apr;36(4):700-6. doi: 10.1161/ATVBAHA.115.306563. Epub 2016 Feb 18.


Endothelial Mineralocorticoid Receptor Mediates Diet-Induced Aortic Stiffness in Females.

Jia G, Habibi J, Aroor AR, Martinez-Lemus LA, DeMarco VG, Ramirez-Perez FI, Sun Z, Hayden MR, Meininger GA, Mueller KB, Jaffe IZ, Sowers JR.

Circ Res. 2016 Mar 18;118(6):935-943. doi: 10.1161/CIRCRESAHA.115.308269. Epub 2016 Feb 15.


"Smooth Muscle Cell Stiffness Syndrome"-Revisiting the Structural Basis of Arterial Stiffness.

Sehgel NL, Vatner SF, Meininger GA.

Front Physiol. 2015 Nov 18;6:335. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2015.00335. eCollection 2015. Review.


Brief serotonin exposure initiates arteriolar inward remodeling processes in vivo that involve transglutaminase activation and actin cytoskeleton reorganization.

Foote CA, Castorena-Gonzalez JA, Staiculescu MC, Clifford PS, Hill MA, Meininger GA, Martinez-Lemus LA.

Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2016 Jan 15;310(2):H188-98. doi: 10.1152/ajpheart.00666.2015. Epub 2015 Nov 13.


Endothelial Mineralocorticoid Receptor Deletion Prevents Diet-Induced Cardiac Diastolic Dysfunction in Females.

Jia G, Habibi J, DeMarco VG, Martinez-Lemus LA, Ma L, Whaley-Connell AT, Aroor AR, Domeier TL, Zhu Y, Meininger GA, Mueller KB, Jaffe IZ, Sowers JR.

Hypertension. 2015 Dec;66(6):1159-1167. doi: 10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.115.06015. Epub 2015 Oct 5.


Vascular stiffness in insulin resistance and obesity.

Jia G, Aroor AR, DeMarco VG, Martinez-Lemus LA, Meininger GA, Sowers JR.

Front Physiol. 2015 Aug 14;6:231. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2015.00231. eCollection 2015. Review.


Attenuated sarcomere lengthening of the aged murine left ventricle observed using two-photon fluorescence microscopy.

Nance ME, Whitfield JT, Zhu Y, Gibson AK, Hanft LM, Campbell KS, Meininger GA, McDonald KS, Segal SS, Domeier TL.

Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2015 Sep;309(5):H918-25. doi: 10.1152/ajpheart.00315.2015. Epub 2015 Jul 24.


Low-Dose Mineralocorticoid Receptor Blockade Prevents Western Diet-Induced Arterial Stiffening in Female Mice.

DeMarco VG, Habibi J, Jia G, Aroor AR, Ramirez-Perez FI, Martinez-Lemus LA, Bender SB, Garro M, Hayden MR, Sun Z, Meininger GA, Manrique C, Whaley-Connell A, Sowers JR.

Hypertension. 2015 Jul;66(1):99-107. doi: 10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.115.05674. Epub 2015 May 26.


Vascular smooth muscle cell stiffness and adhesion to collagen I modified by vasoactive agonists.

Hong Z, Reeves KJ, Sun Z, Li Z, Brown NJ, Meininger GA.

PLoS One. 2015 Mar 6;10(3):e0119533. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0119533. eCollection 2015.


The role of reactive oxygen species in microvascular remodeling.

Staiculescu MC, Foote C, Meininger GA, Martinez-Lemus LA.

Int J Mol Sci. 2014 Dec 19;15(12):23792-835. doi: 10.3390/ijms151223792. Review.


Oligomeric Amyloid-β Peptide on Sialylic Lewisx-Selectin Bonding at Cerebral Endothelial Surface.

Askarova S, Sun GY, Meininger GA, Lee J.

Cent Asian J Glob Health. 2014 Dec 12;3(Suppl):150. doi: 10.5195/cajgh.2014.150. eCollection 2014.


Augmented vascular smooth muscle cell stiffness and adhesion when hypertension is superimposed on aging.

Sehgel NL, Sun Z, Hong Z, Hunter WC, Hill MA, Vatner DE, Vatner SF, Meininger GA.

Hypertension. 2015 Feb;65(2):370-7. doi: 10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.114.04456. Epub 2014 Dec 1.


Lysophosphatidic acid induces integrin activation in vascular smooth muscle and alters arteriolar myogenic vasoconstriction.

Staiculescu MC, Ramirez-Perez FI, Castorena-Gonzalez JA, Hong Z, Sun Z, Meininger GA, Martinez-Lemus LA.

Front Physiol. 2014 Oct 31;5:413. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2014.00413. eCollection 2014.


N-cadherin, a vascular smooth muscle cell-cell adhesion molecule: function and signaling for vasomotor control.

Sun Z, Parrish AR, Hill MA, Meininger GA.

Microcirculation. 2014 Apr;21(3):208-18. doi: 10.1111/micc.12123. Review.


Vasoactive agonists exert dynamic and coordinated effects on vascular smooth muscle cell elasticity, cytoskeletal remodelling and adhesion.

Hong Z, Sun Z, Li M, Li Z, Bunyak F, Ersoy I, Trzeciakowski JP, Staiculescu MC, Jin M, Martinez-Lemus L, Hill MA, Palaniappan K, Meininger GA.

J Physiol. 2014 Mar 15;592(6):1249-66. doi: 10.1113/jphysiol.2013.264929. Epub 2014 Jan 20.


The role of tissue Renin-Angiotensin-aldosterone system in the development of endothelial dysfunction and arterial stiffness.

Aroor AR, Demarco VG, Jia G, Sun Z, Nistala R, Meininger GA, Sowers JR.

Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2013 Oct 29;4:161. doi: 10.3389/fendo.2013.00161. Review.


Should we be sympathetic to angiotensin II infusion?

Hill MA, Meininger GA.

J Physiol. 2013 Nov 1;591(21):5269-70. doi: 10.1113/jphysiol.2013.264895. No abstract available.


Increased vascular smooth muscle cell stiffness: a novel mechanism for aortic stiffness in hypertension.

Sehgel NL, Zhu Y, Sun Z, Trzeciakowski JP, Hong Z, Hunter WC, Vatner DE, Meininger GA, Vatner SF.

Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2013 Nov 1;305(9):H1281-7. doi: 10.1152/ajpheart.00232.2013. Epub 2013 May 24.


Amyloid-β peptide on sialyl-Lewis(X)-selectin-mediated membrane tether mechanics at the cerebral endothelial cell surface.

Askarova S, Sun Z, Sun GY, Meininger GA, Lee JC.

PLoS One. 2013 Apr 12;8(4):e60972. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0060972. Print 2013.


Novel role for vinculin in ventricular myocyte mechanics and dysfunction.

Tangney JR, Chuang JS, Janssen MS, Krishnamurthy A, Liao P, Hoshijima M, Wu X, Meininger GA, Muthuchamy M, Zemljic-Harpf A, Ross RS, Frank LR, McCulloch AD, Omens JH.

Biophys J. 2013 Apr 2;104(7):1623-33. doi: 10.1016/j.bpj.2013.02.021.


Prolonged vasoconstriction of resistance arteries involves vascular smooth muscle actin polymerization leading to inward remodelling.

Staiculescu MC, Galiñanes EL, Zhao G, Ulloa U, Jin M, Beig MI, Meininger GA, Martinez-Lemus LA.

Cardiovasc Res. 2013 Jun 1;98(3):428-36. doi: 10.1093/cvr/cvt034. Epub 2013 Feb 14.


Zyxin is involved in regulation of mechanotransduction in arteriole smooth muscle cells.

Sun Z, Huang S, Li Z, Meininger GA.

Front Physiol. 2012 Dec 20;3:472. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2012.00472. eCollection 2012.


Influence of membrane cholesterol and substrate elasticity on endothelial cell spreading behavior.

Hong Z, Ersoy I, Sun M, Bunyak F, Hampel P, Hong Z, Sun Z, Li Z, Levitan I, Meininger GA, Palaniappan K.

J Biomed Mater Res A. 2013 Jul;101(7):1994-2004. doi: 10.1002/jbm.a.34504. Epub 2012 Dec 13.


Selective measurement and manipulation of adhesion forces between cancer cells and bone marrow endothelial cells using atomic force microscopy.

Reeves KJ, Hou J, Higham SE, Sun Z, Trzeciakowski JP, Meininger GA, Brown NJ.

Nanomedicine (Lond). 2013 Jun;8(6):921-34. doi: 10.2217/nnm.12.139. Epub 2012 Dec 2.


Atomic force microscopy to characterize binding properties of α7-containing nicotinic acetylcholine receptors on neurokinin-1 receptor-expressing medullary respiratory neurons.

Clark CG, Sun Z, Meininger GA, Potts JT.

Exp Physiol. 2013 Feb;98(2):415-24. doi: 10.1113/expphysiol.2012.067660. Epub 2012 Sep 7.


Coordination of fibronectin adhesion with contraction and relaxation in microvascular smooth muscle.

Hong Z, Sun Z, Li Z, Mesquitta WT, Trzeciakowski JP, Meininger GA.

Cardiovasc Res. 2012 Oct 1;96(1):73-80. doi: 10.1093/cvr/cvs239. Epub 2012 Jul 16.


Arteriolar vascular smooth muscle cells: mechanotransducers in a complex environment.

Hill MA, Meininger GA.

Int J Biochem Cell Biol. 2012 Sep;44(9):1505-10. doi: 10.1016/j.biocel.2012.05.021. Epub 2012 Jun 5. Review.


Temporal analysis of vascular smooth muscle cell elasticity and adhesion reveals oscillation waveforms that differ with aging.

Zhu Y, Qiu H, Trzeciakowski JP, Sun Z, Li Z, Hong Z, Hill MA, Hunter WC, Vatner DE, Vatner SF, Meininger GA.

Aging Cell. 2012 Oct;11(5):741-50. doi: 10.1111/j.1474-9726.2012.00840.x. Epub 2012 Jun 26.


Mechanotransduction through fibronectin-integrin focal adhesion in microvascular smooth muscle cells: is calcium essential?

Sun Z, Li Z, Meininger GA.

Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2012 May 15;302(10):H1965-73. doi: 10.1152/ajpheart.00598.2011. Epub 2012 Mar 16.


Application of atomic force microscopy measurements on cardiovascular cells.

Wu X, Sun Z, Meininger GA, Muthuchamy M.

Methods Mol Biol. 2012;843:229-44. doi: 10.1007/978-1-61779-523-7_22.


Spatial distribution and mechanical function of elastin in resistance arteries: a role in bearing longitudinal stress.

Clifford PS, Ella SR, Stupica AJ, Nourian Z, Li M, Martinez-Lemus LA, Dora KA, Yang Y, Davis MJ, Pohl U, Meininger GA, Hill MA.

Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2011 Dec;31(12):2889-96. doi: 10.1161/ATVBAHA.111.236570. Epub 2011 Oct 6.


Atomic force microscope-enabled studies of integrin-extracellular matrix interactions in vascular smooth muscle and endothelial cells.

Sun Z, Meininger GA.

Methods Mol Biol. 2011;736:411-24. doi: 10.1007/978-1-61779-105-5_25.


Development of an image-based system for measurement of membrane potential, intracellular Ca(2+) and contraction in arteriolar smooth muscle cells.

Ella SR, Yang Y, Clifford PS, Gulia J, Dora KA, Meininger GA, Davis MJ, Hill MA.

Microcirculation. 2010 Nov;17(8):629-40. doi: 10.1111/j.1549-8719.2010.00059.x.


Note: Mechanical study of micromachined polydimethylsiloxane elastic microposts.

Cheng Q, Sun Z, Meininger GA, Almasri M.

Rev Sci Instrum. 2010 Oct;81(10):106104. doi: 10.1063/1.3488461.


Fibronectin increases the force production of mouse papillary muscles via α5β1 integrin.

Wu X, Chakraborty S, Heaps CL, Davis MJ, Meininger GA, Muthuchamy M.

J Mol Cell Cardiol. 2011 Jan;50(1):203-13. doi: 10.1016/j.yjmcc.2010.10.003. Epub 2010 Oct 16.


Short communication: vascular smooth muscle cell stiffness as a mechanism for increased aortic stiffness with aging.

Qiu H, Zhu Y, Sun Z, Trzeciakowski JP, Gansner M, Depre C, Resuello RR, Natividad FF, Hunter WC, Genin GM, Elson EL, Vatner DE, Meininger GA, Vatner SF.

Circ Res. 2010 Sep 3;107(5):615-9. doi: 10.1161/CIRCRESAHA.110.221846. Epub 2010 Jul 15.

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