Articles by Cui Lin in JoVE
Isolation and Characterization of Primary Rat Valve Interstitial Cells: A New Model to Study Aortic Valve Calcification Cui Lin1, Dongxing Zhu2, Greg Markby1, Brendan M. Corcoran3, Colin Farquharson1, Vicky E. Macrae1 1Developmental Biology, The Roslin Institute and R(D)SVS, University of Edinburgh, 2Guangzhou Institute of Cardiovascular Disease, The Second Affiliated Hospital, School of Basic Medical Sciences, Guangzhou Medical University, 3Clinical Sciences and R(D)SVS, University of Edinburgh This protocol describes the isolation, culture, and calcification of rat-derived valve interstitial cells, a highly physiological in vitro model of calcific aortic valve disease (CAVD). Exploitation of this rat model facilitates CAVD research in exploring the cell and molecular mechanisms that underlie this complex pathological process.
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Characterisation of Matrix Vesicles in Skeletal and Soft Tissue Mineralisation Bone. | Pubmed ID: 27072517 The importance of matrix vesicles (MVs) has been repeatedly highlighted in the formation of cartilage, bone, and dentin since their discovery in 1967. These nano-vesicular structures, which are found in the extracellular matrix, are believed to be one of the sites of mineral nucleation that occurs in the organic matrix of the skeletal tissues. In the more recent years, there have been numerous reports on the observation of MV-like particles in calcified vascular tissues that could be playing a similar role. Therefore, here, we review the characteristics MVs possess that enable them to participate in mineral deposition. Additionally, we outline the content of skeletal tissue- and soft tissue-derived MVs, and discuss their key mineralisation mediators that could be targeted for future therapeutic use.
End Stage Renal Disease-induced Hypercalcemia May Promote Aortic Valve Calcification Via Annexin VI Enrichment of Valve Interstitial Cell Derived-matrix Vesicles Journal of Cellular Physiology. | Pubmed ID: 28369848 Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) have elevated circulating calcium (Ca) and phosphate (Pi), and exhibit accelerated progression of calcific aortic valve disease (CAVD). We hypothesized that matrix vesicles (MVs) initiate the calcification process in CAVD. Ca induced rat valve interstitial cells (VICs) calcification at 4.5 mM (16.4-fold; p