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In this paper, we present evidence that activation of 5-hydroxytryptamine 2B (5-HT2B) receptors by serotonin (5-HT) leads to cell-cycle progression through retinoblastoma protein hyperphosphorylation and through activation of both cyclin D1/cdk4 and cyclin E/cdk2 kinases by a mechanism that depends on induction of cyclin D1 and cyclin E protein levels. The(More)
The murine F9-derived 1C11 clone exhibits a stable epithelial morphology, expresses nestin, an early neuroectodermal marker, and expresses genes involved in neuroectodermal cell fate. Upon appropriate induction, 100% of 1C11 precursor cells develop neurite extensions and acquire neuronal markers (N-CAM, synaptophysin, gammagamma-enolase, and neurofilament)(More)
The study of signaling cascades and of functional interactions between 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) receptor pathways with heterogenous brain cell populations remains an arduous task. We took advantage of a serotonergic cell line to elucidate cross-talks between 5-HT receptors and to demonstrate the involvement of two 5-HT2 receptor subtypes in the regulation(More)
5-HT2B receptors, in addition to phospholipase C stimulation, are able to trigger activation of the proto-oncogene product p21ras. During mouse embryogenesis, a peak of 5-HT2B receptor expression is detected at the neurulation stage; we localized the 5-HT2B expression in neural crest cells, heart myocardium, and somites. The requirement for functional(More)
A correlation between high plasma serotonin levels and total pulmonary resistance was reported in more than 80% of pulmonary hypertensive patients. When submitted to chronic hypoxia (10% O(2) for more than 3 weeks), wild-type mice develop lung vascular remodeling and pulmonary hypertension. We previously reported that, in contrast, the development of these(More)
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