Angiogenin Released from ABCB5+ Stromal Precursors Improves Healing of Diabetic Wounds by Promoting Angiogenesis

Karmveer Singh, Pallab Maity, Albert Kallon Koroma, Abhijit Basu, Rajeev Kumar Pandey, Seppe Vander Beken, Philipp Haas, Linda Krug, Adelheid Hainzl, Anca Sindrilaru, Christiane Pfeiffer, Meinhard Wlaschek, Natasha Y. Frank, Markus H. Frank, Christoph Ganss, András Bánvölgyi, Norbert Wikonkál, Sabine Eming, Irena Pastar, Marjana Tomic-CanicMark A. Kluth, Karin Scharffetter-Kochanek

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Severe angiopathy is a major driver for diabetes-associated secondary complications. Knowledge on the underlying mechanisms essential for advanced therapies to attenuate these pathologies is limited. Injection of ABCB5+ stromal precursors at the edge of nonhealing diabetic wounds in a murine db/db model, closely mirroring human type 2 diabetes, profoundly accelerates wound closure. Strikingly, enhanced angiogenesis was substantially enforced by the release of the ribonuclease angiogenin from ABCB5+ stromal precursors. This compensates for the profoundly reduced angiogenin expression in nontreated murine chronic diabetic wounds. Silencing of angiogenin in ABCB5+ stromal precursors before injection significantly reduced angiogenesis and delayed wound closure in diabetic db/db mice, implying an unprecedented key role for angiogenin in tissue regeneration in diabetes. These data hold significant promise for further refining stromal precursors–based therapies of nonhealing diabetic foot ulcers and other pathologies with impaired angiogenesis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Investigative Dermatology
StateAccepted/In press - 2022
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Dermatology
  • Cell Biology


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