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Everolimus limits aortic aneurysm in the apolipoprotein E-deficient mouse by downregulating C-C chemokine receptor 2 positive monocytes


Moran, CS and Jose, RJ and Moxon, JV and Roomberg, A and Norman, PE and Rush, C and Korner, H and Golledge, J, Everolimus limits aortic aneurysm in the apolipoprotein E-deficient mouse by downregulating C-C chemokine receptor 2 positive monocytes, Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, 33, (4) pp. 814-821. ISSN 1079-5642 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2013 American Heart Association

DOI: doi:10.1161/ATVBAHA.112.301006


Objective: We aimed to determine the effect of mechanistic target of rapamycin inhibitor everolimus on abdominal aortic aneurysm within the angiotensin II (A2)-infused apolipoprotein E–deficient mouse model.

Approach and Results: Abdominal aortic aneurysm was induced via subcutaneous infusion of A2. Flow cytometry demonstrated increased circulating and aortic C-C chemokine receptor 2 (CCR2) monocytes during A2 infusion. The number of CCR2 monocytes present within the aorta was positively correlated with suprarenal aortic diameter. Simultaneous infusion of everolimus via a second subcutaneous osmotic micropump inhibited A2-induced aortic dilatation. Using flow cytometry and Western blot analysis, decreased aortic dilatation was associated with reduced development of CCR2 bone marrow monocytes, fewer numbers of circulating CCR2 monocytes, and lower aortic CCR2 concentration. In vitro, everolimus inhibited A2-stimulated production of interferon (IFN)-γ and IFNγ-induced CCR2 expression in apolipoprotein E–deficient mouse bone marrow monocytes. Further, everolimus diminished IFNγ/lipopolysaccharide-stimulated M1 polarization in apolipoprotein E–deficient mouse bone marrow monocyte–differentiated macrophages.

Conclusions: Systemic administration of everolimus limits aortic aneurysm in the A2-infused apolipoprotein E–deficient mouse model via suppressed development of bone marrow CCR2 monocytes and reduced egress of these cells into the circulation.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:aneurysm, aorta, apolipoprotein E-null mouse, CCR2, everolimus, monocyte
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Immunology
Research Field:Immunology not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Korner, H (Professor Heinrich Korner)
ID Code:84342
Year Published:2013
Web of Science® Times Cited:34
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2013-05-07
Last Modified:2017-11-02

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