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Tiling array and novel sequencing technologies have made available the transcription profile of the entire human genome. However, the extent of transcription and the function of genetic elements that occur outside of protein-coding genes, particularly those involved in disease, are still a matter of debate. In this review, we focus on long non-coding RNAs(More)
The fine distribution of the extracellular matrix glycoprotein emilin (previously known as glycoprotein gp115) (Bressan, G. M., I. Castellani, A. Colombatti, and D. Volpin. 1983. J. Biol. Chem. 258: 13262-13267) has been studied at the ultrastructural level with specific antibodies. In newborn chick aorta the protein was exclusively found within elastic(More)
Emerging evidences suggest that cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitors (CKIs) can regulate cellular functions other than cell cycle progression, such as differentiation and migration. Here, we report that cytoplasmic expression of p27(kip1) affects microtubule (MT) stability following cell adhesion on extracellular matrix (ECM) constituents. This p27(kip1)(More)
EMILINs constitute a family of genes of the extracellular matrix with high structural similarity. Four genes have been identified so far in human and mouse. To gain insight into the function of this gene family, EMILIN-1 has been inactivated in the mouse by gene targeting. The homozygous animals were fertile and did not show obvious abnormalities. However,(More)
We have carried out a comprehensive molecular mapping of PG-M/versican isoforms V0-V3 in adult human tissues and have specifically investigated how the expression of these isoforms is regulated in endothelial cells in vitro. A survey of 21 representative tissues highlighted a prevalence of V1 mRNA; demonstrated that the relative frequency of expression was(More)
Type VI collagen is a component of 100 nm long periodic filaments with a widespread distribution around collagen fibers and on the surface of cells. It is an unusual collagen constituted by three distinct chains, one of which (alpha 3) is much larger than the others and is encoded by a 9-kb mRNA. The amino acid sequence of the alpha 3(VI) deduced from the(More)
The primary structure of human Elastin microfibril interface-located protein (EMILIN), an elastic fiber-associated glycoprotein, consists of a globular C1q domain (gC1q) at the C terminus, a short collagenous stalk, a long region with a high potential for forming coiled-coil alpha helices, and a cysteine-rich N-terminal sequence. It is not known whether the(More)
The primary amino acid sequence of the carboxyl-terminal portion of the alpha 3 chain of chick type VI collagen as deduced from the nucleotide sequence is reported. This carboxyl-terminal segment is not present in the alpha 1 and alpha 2 chains of chick type VI collagen and is specific for a mosaic region with extensive similarities to several other(More)
A 200-amino acid long motif first recognized in von Willebrand Factor (type A module) has been found in components of the extracellular matrix, hemostasis, cellular adhesion, and immune defense mechanisms. At present the extracellular matrix is the predominant site of expression of type A modules since at least four non-fibrillar collagens and two(More)