Supplementary Material for: Angiopoietin-Like 7 Contributes to Angiotensin II-Induced Proliferation, Inflammation and Apoptosis in Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells

2019-07-15T12:00:06Z (GMT) by Zhao Y. Liu K. Yin D. Lin Z.
Introduction: Angiotensin II (AngII) induces hypertension and pathophysiological vascular thickening and atherosclerosis. This study aims to validate the effects of Angiopoietin-like 7 (ANGPTL7) in AngII-induced hypertension. Methods: ANGPTL7 in blood samples were determined by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction. AngII-induced cell growth were detected by CCK-8. Cell cycle arrest and cell apoptosis by downregulation of ANGPTL7 were detected by flow cytometric assay. AngII-induced inflammation was evaluated by Western blotting and ELISA. Results: ANGPTL7 was highly expressed in patients with hypertension. AngII promoted cell viability and the expression level of ANGPTL7 in vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMC). Downregulation of ANGPTL7 inhibited AngII-induced cell proliferation and cell inflammation. Moreover, ANGPTL7 expression decreases also promoted cell apoptosis. Conclusions: Downregulation of ANGPTL7 reversed AngII-induced cell proliferation and cell inflammation and promoted apoptosis in AngII-induced VSMC cells. Therefore, ANGPTL7 can be a potential target in AngII-induced hypertension.