Preconditioning by Mitochondrial Reactive Oxygen Species Improves the Proangiogenic Potential of Adipose-Derived Cells-Based Therapy

Université de Toulouse, UPS, UMR 5241 Métabolisme, Plasticité et Mitochondrie, Toulouse Cedex 4, France.
Arteriosclerosis Thrombosis and Vascular Biology (Impact Factor: 6). 06/2009; 29(7):1093-9. DOI: 10.1161/ATVBAHA.109.188318
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Transplantation of adipose-derived stroma cells (ADSCs) stimulates neovascularization after experimental ischemic injury. ADSC proangiogenic potential is likely mediated by their ability to differentiate into endothelial cells and produce a wide array of angiogenic and antiapoptotic factors. Mitochondrial reactive oxygen species (ROS) have been shown to control ADSC differentiation. We therefore hypothesized that mitochondrial ROS production may change the ADSC proangiogenic properties.
The use of pharmacological strategies (mitochondrial inhibitors, antimycin, and rotenone, with or without antioxidants) allowed us to specifically and precisely modulate mitochondrial ROS generation in ADSCs. We showed that transient stimulation of mitochondrial ROS generation in ADSCs before their injection in ischemic hindlimb strongly improved revascularization and the number of ADSC-derived CD31-positive cells in ischemic area. Mitochondrial ROS generation increased the secretion of the proangiogenic and antiapoptotic factors, VEGF and HGF, but did not affect ADSC ability to differentiate into endothelial cells, in vitro. Moreover, mitochondrial ROS-induced ADSC preconditioning greatly protect ADSCs against oxidative stress-induced cell death.
Our study demonstrates that in vitro preconditioning by moderate mitochondrial ROS generation strongly increases in vivo ADSC proangiogenic properties and emphasizes the crucial role of mitochondrial ROS in ADSC fate.

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    • "Further studies are needed to investigate if the chronic insulin resistance and high levels of circulating insulin may contribute to adipose tissue remodeling by ROS-mediated reduction of resident ASCs in vivo. Under normal conditions, ASCs contribute to tissue regeneration and angiogenesis through the release of angiogenic growth factors and endothelial differentiation (Carrière et al., 2009). It is possible to hypothesize that the negative effect of the chronic exposure to high insulin levels on ASC survival is partially responsible for the impaired healing of ulcers, as described in diabetic patients (Aghdam et al., 2012). "
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    • "Rotenone Complex I inhibitor, ischemic tolerance [86] Antimycin A Complex III inhibitor, ischemic tolerance [86] Diazoxide kATP channel opener, ischemic tolerance [87] Cyanide Complex IV inhibitor, ischemic tolerance [53] Cobalt chloride Chemical hypoxia/HIF-1 activation [88] [89] Carbon monoxide ROS-mediated prevention of apoptosis [61] Isoflurane Induction of pre-and postconditioning [90] [91] Short episodes of ischemia Ischemic tolerance [92] [93] [94] Hypoxia/intermittent hypoxia Ischemic tolerance [37] [95] Hyperoxia Ischemic tolerance [38] [39] Hyperthermal stress Ischemic tolerance [40] Hypothermal stress Ischemic tolerance [41] Remote preconditioning Ischemic tolerance [96] [97] [98] Physical exercise Production of beneficial ROS [50] Hydrogen peroxide Ischemic tolerance [99] [100] Ozone Ischemic tolerance [101] [102] Beneficial effect of a cholesterol oxidation product 24-S-hydroxycholesterol (24-SOHC) is endogenously produced in the brain and plays an important role in brain cholesterol homeostasis. Okabe et al. recently showed that 24-SOHS could elicit an adaptive response in human neuroblastoma SH-SY5Y cells [81]. "
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    • "Mitochondria generate ATP through oxidative phosphorylation and also release multiple signaling molecules, including reactive oxygen species (ROS) and calcium [8], [9], [10]. Recent studies have demonstrated the importance of mitochondrial metabolism in regulating stem cell biology. "
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