Adaptive Immune Defense Prevents Bartonella Persistence upon Trans-placental Transmission
Researchers studied an experimental model of Bartonella infection in mice to assess the impact of maternal and newborn immune defense on vertical transmission and bacterial persistence in the offspring, respectively.
[British Journal of Pharmacology] In vivo, investigators studied the role of Caspase-11 in several angiogenesis mouse models using Caspase-11 wild-type and knockout mice. In vitro, scientists detected the effects of Caspase-4 on endothelial functions and Notch signaling by depleting or overexpressing Caspase-4 in HUVECs.
[Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America] Scientists identified the reversible SUMOylation of FGF receptor 1 (FGFR1) as an intrinsic fine-tuned mechanism in coordinating endothelial angiogenic signaling during neovascularization.