Stem Cell Reviews and Reports

, Volume 7, Issue 4, pp 847–859 | Cite as

Regeneration of Three Layers Vascular Wall by using BMP2-Treated MSC Involving HIF-1α and Id1 Expressions Through JAK/STAT Pathways

  • Karim BelmokhtarEmail author
  • Thierry Bourguignon
  • Morel E. Worou
  • Georges Khamis
  • Pierre Bonnet
  • Jorge Domenech
  • Véronique Eder


Engineering living, multilayered blood vessels to form in vivo arteries is a promising alternative to peripheral artery bypass using acellular grafts restricted by thrombosis and occlusion at long term. Bone Morphogenetic Protein 2 (BMP2) is a growth factor determining in the early vascular embryonic development. The aim of the present study was evaluate the collaborative effect of recombinant human—BMP2 and Bone marrow—Mesenchymal stem cells (BM-MSCs) seeded on vascular patch to regenerate a vascular arterial wall in a rat model. BM-MSCs expressing green fluorescent protein (GFP) seeded on vascular patch were cultured in presence of recombinant human-BMP2 [100 ng/mL] during 1 week before their implantation on the abdominal aorta of Wistar rats. We observed after 2 weeks under physiological arterial flow a regeneration of a three layers adult-like arterial wall with a middle layer expressing smooth muscle proteins and a border layer expressing endothelial marker. In vitro study, using Matrigel assay and co-culture of BM-MSCs with endothelial cells demonstrated that rh-BMP2 promoted tube-like formation even at long term (90 days) allowing the organization of thick rails. We demonstrated using inhibitors and siRNAs that rh-BMP2 enhanced the expression of HIF-1α and Id1 through, at least in part, the stimulation of JAK2/STAT3/STAT5 signaling pathways. Rh-BMP2 by mimicking embryological conditions allowed vascular BM-MSCs differentiation.


Regeneration Vascular grafts Bone marrow-mesenchymal stem cell Hypoxia inducible factor 1α SERCA2a rh-BMP2 


Conflict of Interest

The authors declare no potential conflicts of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Karim Belmokhtar
    • 1
    Email author
  • Thierry Bourguignon
    • 1
  • Morel E. Worou
    • 1
  • Georges Khamis
    • 1
  • Pierre Bonnet
    • 1
  • Jorge Domenech
    • 2
  • Véronique Eder
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Medicine, University François RabelaisToursFrance
  2. 2.Microenvironment of Hematopoiesis and Stem CellsFaculty of Medicine, University François RabelaisToursFrance

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