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Dr Leonid Nikitenko


Complex Transcriptional Profiles of the PPP1R12A Gene in Cells of the Circulatory System as Revealed by In Silico Analysis and Reverse Transcription PCR (2022)
Journal Article
Saldanha, P. A., Bolanle, I. O., Palmer, T. M., Nikitenko, L. L., & Rivero, F. (2022). Complex Transcriptional Profiles of the PPP1R12A Gene in Cells of the Circulatory System as Revealed by In Silico Analysis and Reverse Transcription PCR. Cells, 11, Article 2315. https://doi.org/10.3390/cells11152315

The myosin light chain phosphatase target subunit 1 (MYPT1), encoded by the PPP1R12A gene, is a key component of the myosin light chain phosphatase (MLCP) protein complex. MYPT1 isoforms have been described as products of the cassette-type alternativ... Read More about Complex Transcriptional Profiles of the PPP1R12A Gene in Cells of the Circulatory System as Revealed by In Silico Analysis and Reverse Transcription PCR.

Integrated single-cell RNA sequencing analysis reveals alterations of ageing human lung endothelium heterogeneity in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (2022)
Working Paper
Faulkner, E. C., Moverley, A. A., Hart, S. P., & Nikitenko, L. L. Integrated single-cell RNA sequencing analysis reveals alterations of ageing human lung endothelium heterogeneity in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Increasing age is the main risk factor for chronic lung diseases (CLD) including idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). Halting or reversing progression of IPF remains an unmet clinical need due to limited knowledge of underlying mechanisms. In particu... Read More about Integrated single-cell RNA sequencing analysis reveals alterations of ageing human lung endothelium heterogeneity in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

Low molecular weight heparin and direct oral anticoagulants influence tumour formation, growth, invasion and vascularisation by separate mechanisms (2019)
Journal Article
Featherby, S., Xiao, Y. P., Ettelaie, C., Nikitenko, L. L., Greenman, J., & Maraveyas, A. (2019). Low molecular weight heparin and direct oral anticoagulants influence tumour formation, growth, invasion and vascularisation by separate mechanisms. Scientific reports, 9(1), Article 6272. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-42738-1

The bidirectional association between coagulation and cancer has been established. However, anticoagulant therapies have been reported to have beneficial outcomes by influencing the vascularisation of the tumours. In this study the influence of a set... Read More about Low molecular weight heparin and direct oral anticoagulants influence tumour formation, growth, invasion and vascularisation by separate mechanisms.

MEF2 transcription factors are key regulators of sprouting angiogenesis (2016)
Journal Article
Sacilotto, N., Chouliaras, K. M., Nikitenko, L. L., Lu, Y. W., Fritzsche, M., Wallace, M. D., …De Val, S. (2016). MEF2 transcription factors are key regulators of sprouting angiogenesis. Genes & development, 30(20), 2297-2309. https://doi.org/10.1101/gad.290619.116

© 2016 Sacilotto et al. Angiogenesis, the fundamental process by which new blood vessels form from existing ones, depends on precise spatial and temporal gene expression within specific compartments of the endothelium. However, the molecular links be... Read More about MEF2 transcription factors are key regulators of sprouting angiogenesis.

The G-protein-coupled receptor CLR is upregulated in an autocrine loop with adrenomedullin in clear cell renal cell carcinoma and associated with poor prognosis (2013)
Journal Article
Nikitenko, L. L., Leek, R., Henderson, S., Pillay, N., Turley, H., Generali, D., …Fox, S. B. (2013). The G-protein-coupled receptor CLR is upregulated in an autocrine loop with adrenomedullin in clear cell renal cell carcinoma and associated with poor prognosis. Clinical cancer research : an official journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, 19(20), 5740-5748. https://doi.org/10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-13-1712

Purpose: The G-protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) calcitonin receptor-like receptor (CLR) and its ligand peptide adrenomedullin (encoded by ADM gene) are implicated in tumor angiogenesis in mouse models but poorly defined in human cancers. We therefore... Read More about The G-protein-coupled receptor CLR is upregulated in an autocrine loop with adrenomedullin in clear cell renal cell carcinoma and associated with poor prognosis.

Adrenomedullin haploinsufficiency predisposes to secondary lymphedema (2013)
Journal Article
Nikitenko, L. L., Shimosawa, T., Henderson, S., Mäkinen, T., Shimosawa, H., Qureshi, U., …Boshoff, C. (2013). Adrenomedullin haploinsufficiency predisposes to secondary lymphedema. Journal of Investigative Dermatology, 133(7), 1768-1776. https://doi.org/10.1038/jid.2013.47

Secondary lymphedema is a debilitating condition, and genetic factors predisposing to its development remain largely unknown. Adrenomedullin (AM) is peptide encoded, together with proadrenomedullin N-terminal peptide (PAMP), by the Adm gene (adrenome... Read More about Adrenomedullin haploinsufficiency predisposes to secondary lymphedema.

The expression and regulation of adrenomedullin in the human endometrium: A candidate for endometrial repair (2011)
Journal Article
Maybin, J. A., Battersby, S., Hirani, N., Nikitenko, L. L., Critchley, H. O., & Jabbour, H. N. (2011). The expression and regulation of adrenomedullin in the human endometrium: A candidate for endometrial repair. Endocrinology, 152(7), 2845-2856. https://doi.org/10.1210/en.2010-1256

After menstruation, the endometrium has a remarkable capacity for repair, but the factors involved remain undefined. We hypothesize adrenomedullin (AM) plays a role in this process. Premenstrually progesterone levels decline, stimulating prostaglandi... Read More about The expression and regulation of adrenomedullin in the human endometrium: A candidate for endometrial repair.

KSHV-encoded miRNAs target MAF to induce endothelial cell reprogramming (2010)
Journal Article
Hansen, A., Henderson, S., Lagos, D., Nikitenko, L., Coulter, E., Roberts, S., …Boshoff, C. (2010). KSHV-encoded miRNAs target MAF to induce endothelial cell reprogramming. Genes & development, 24(2), 195-205. https://doi.org/10.1101/gad.553410

Kaposi sarcoma herpesvirus (KSHV) induces transcriptional reprogramming of endothelial cells. In particular, KSHV-infected lymphatic endothelial cells (LECs) show an up-regulation of genes associated with blood vessel endothelial cells (BECs). Conseq... Read More about KSHV-encoded miRNAs target MAF to induce endothelial cell reprogramming.