Cathy Quemener

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Extracellular matrix metalloproteinase inducer (EMMPRIN) is a membrane glycoprotein overexpressed in many cancer tissues and is known for its ability to stimulate MMP expression. In this work, we show that EMMPRIN is also a regulator of the urokinase-type plasminogen activation (uPA) system of serine proteases, thus participating to the increase of the(More)
An elevated level of EMMPRIN in cancer tissues have been correlated with tumor invasion in numerous cancers including oral cavity and larynx. Although EMMPRIN's effect has been generally attributed to its MMP inducing activity, we have previously demonstrated in breast cancer model that EMMPRIN can also enhance invasion by upregulating uPA. In this study,(More)
CXCL4 and CXCL4L1 are 2 closely related CXC chemokines that exhibit potent antiangiogenic activity. Because interactions with glycosaminoglycans play a crucial role in chemokines activity, we determined the binding parameters of CXCL4 and CXCL4L1 for heparin, heparan sulfate, and chondroitin sulfate B. We further demonstrated that the Leu67/His67(More)
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