Bernard Vandenbunder

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Hepatocyte growth factor/scatter factor (HGF/SF) induces scattering and morphogenesis of epithelial cells through the activation of the MET tyrosine kinase receptor. Although the activated MET receptor recruits a number of signaling proteins, little is known of the downstream signaling pathways activated by HGF/SF. In this study, we wished to examine the(More)
The stroma reaction has an important role in tumor growth, invasion, and metastasis. In various invasive human carcinomas, as well as in a mouse model for tumor invasion, transcripts encoding the transcription factor c-Ets1 were detected within stromal fibroblasts, whereas they were absent in epithelial tumor cells. This expression of c-Ets1 was often(More)
The Ets family contains a growing number of transcriptional activators and inhibitors, which activity is regulated by phosphorylation and protein-protein interactions. Among these factors, Ets1, Erg1 and Fli1 are expressed in endothelial cells during angiogenesis in normal and pathological development. The expression of these transcription factors is(More)
Rel/nuclear factor kappaB transcription factors were shown to have either pro- or antiapoptotic as well as pro- or antiproliferative functions, and it is often assumed that the outcome of their activation depends on the cell type or cellular context. Inconsistent with this assumption, we show here that cRel is able in one cell type to inhibit proliferation,(More)
Ets1 is a transcription factor expressed in endothelial cells during angiogenesis but its target genes and function in blood vessel formation are still unknown. We have over-expressed Ets1 as a tagged protein in brain capillary endothelial cells and in 3T3 fibroblasts using a retroviral vector. Over-expression of Ets1 reduced by nearly half cell density at(More)
The c-ets1 proteins are transcriptional activators expressed within endothelial cells during blood vessel development in chick embryos. The authors show by in situ hybridization that c-ets1 is transcribed in the endothelia during angiogenesis in human embryos, in granulation tissue, and especially during tumor vascularization. c-ets1 mRNAs were also(More)
We have described the expression of three nuclear protooncogenes, c-myc, c-myb and c-ets-1 during feather morphogenesis in the chick embryo. In parallel with the expression patterns obtained by in situ hybridization, we have mapped the spatial distribution of S-phase cells by monitoring the incorporation of 5-bromodeoxyuridine. We do not detect c-myc or(More)
The chicken c-ets-1 proto-oncogene encodes two transcription factors, p54c-ets-1 and p68c-ets-1, which contain the same DNA-binding domain but differ in their transactivating activities. We have investigated the spatial and temporal distribution of the transcripts encoding p54c-ets-1 and p68c-ets-1 throughout the development of the chick embryo. We report(More)
We have used differential display RT-PCR method to detect the genes specifically activated or repressed between mammary tumor and normal mammary epithelial cells. One of the genes identified is vimentin. The vimentin gene is abundantly expressed in both human and mouse mammary tumor cells and its expression decreased dramatically in normal mammary(More)
The scatter factor/hepatocyte growth factor regulates scattering and morphogenesis of epithelial cells through activation of the MET tyrosine kinase receptor. In particular, the noncatalytic C-terminal tail of MET contains two autophosphorylation tyrosine residues, which form a multisubstrate-binding site for several cytoplasmic effectors and are thought to(More)