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Multiform glioblastomas (GBM) are the most frequent and aggressive primary brain tumors in adults. The poor prognosis is due to neo-angiogenesis and cellular invasion, processes that require complex chemotaxic mechanisms involving motility, migration and adhesion. Understanding these different cellular events implies identifying receptors and transduction(More)
UII (urotensin II) and its paralogue URP (UII-related peptide) are two vasoactive neuropeptides whose respective central actions are currently unknown. In the present study, we have compared the mechanism of action of URP and UII on cultured astrocytes. Competition experiments performed with [125I]UII showed the presence of very-high- and high-affinity(More)
GABA(A) receptor (GABA(A)R) expression level is inversely correlated with the proliferation rate of astrocytes after stroke or during malignancy of astrocytoma, leading to the hypothesis that GABA(A)R expression/activation may work as a cell proliferation repressor. A number of vasoactive peptides exhibit the potential to modulate astrocyte proliferation,(More)
In patients, cancer and treatments provoke cognitive impairments referred to "chemofog". Here a validated neurobehavioral animal model, the unique way to explore causal direct links between chemotherapy used in clinical practices and brain disorders, allowed investigation of the direct long-term impact of colo-rectal cancer chemotherapy on cognition and(More)
The first synthesis and photophysical properties of a fluorecently labeled camptothecin derivative, namely, camptothecin-FI (CPT-FI), an antitumoral agent that targets topoisomerase I, are reported. The preparation of this fluorescent conjugate is based on a highly convergent and flexible approach which enables the rapid chemical modification of the AB ring(More)
Chemotactic migration is a fundamental behavior of cells and its regulation is particularly relevant in physiological processes such as organogenesis and angiogenesis, as well as in pathological processes such as tumor metastasis. The majority of chemotactic stimuli activate cell surface receptors that belong to the G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR)(More)
BACKGROUND Glioblastomas are the most frequent and most aggressive primary brain tumors in adults. The median overall survival is limited to a few months despite surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy. It is now clearly established that hyperactivity of cyclin-dependent kinases (CDKs) is one of the processes underlying hyperproliferation and tumoral(More)
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