Generation of CCM Phenotype by a Human Microvascular Endothelial Model
Delle Monache S, Retta SF.
Methods Mol Biol. 2020
Cerebral cavernous malformations (CCMs) is a disorder of endothelial cells predominantly localized in the brain. Although a complete inactivation of each CCM protein has been found in the affected endothelium of diseased patients and a necessary and additional role of microenvironment has been demonstrated to determine in vivo the occurrence of vascular lesions, a microvascular endothelial model based on knockdown of a CCM gene represents today a convenient method to study some of critical signaling events regulating pathogenesis of CCM. For these reasons, in our laboratory we developed a microvascular cerebral endothelial model of Krit1 deficiency performing silencing experiments of CCM1 gene (Krit1) with siRNA procedure.