Clara Nahmias

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Angiotensin II type 2 (AT2) receptors are involved in the inhibition of cell proliferation as well as in apoptosis and neuronal differentiation, through intracellular signalling pathways that remain poorly defined. The present study examines the effect of AT2-receptor stimulation on growth-factor-induced pathways leading to the activation of(More)
The Mitochondrial Tumor suppressor 1 (MTUS1) gene is a newly identified candidate tumor suppressor gene at chromosomal position 8p22. We report here that MTUS1 encodes a family of proteins whose leader member (ATIP1) was previously isolated in our laboratory as a novel interacting partner of the angiotensin II AT2 receptor involved in growth inhibition(More)
The gene encoding the murine beta 3-adrenergic receptor (beta 3AR) has been isolated. It translates into a polypeptide of 388 amino acid residues which shows 82% overall homology with the human beta 3AR. In Southern blot experiments, a probe derived from the murine beta 3AR gene hybridizes to a unique restriction fragment in the murine and human genomes. In(More)
Negative regulation of mitogenic pathways is a fundamental process that remains poorly characterized. The angiotensin II AT2 receptor is a rare example of a 7-transmembrane domain receptor that negatively cross-talks with receptor tyrosine kinases to inhibit cell growth. In the present study, we report the molecular cloning of a novel protein, ATIP1(More)
The present study demonstrates negative intracellular cross-talk between angiotensin II type 2 (AT2) and insulin receptors. AT2 receptor stimulation leads to inhibition of insulin-induced extracellular signal-regulated protein kinase (ERK2) activity and cell proliferation in transfected Chinese hamster ovary (CHO-hAT2) cells. We show that AT2 receptor(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the possible crosstalk and the roles of angiotensin (Ang) II type 1 (AT1) and type 2 (AT2) receptors in the control of apoptosis in fetal vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs). METHODS Fetal VSMCs were prepared from rat fetal aorta at embryonic day 20. Expression of Ang II receptors was measured by a radioligand binding assay.(More)
There is increasing evidence that Angiotensin II (AngII), a major regulator of blood pressure and cardiovascular homeostasis, is involved in the regulation of cell proliferation, angiogenesis, inflammation and tissue remodeling, which suggests that this peptide might also play a role in cancer. This review focuses on the expression and function of(More)
Activation of the somatostatin receptor sst2, a member of the Gi protein-coupled receptor family, results in the stimulation of a protein-tyrosine phosphatase activity involved in the sst2-mediated growth inhibitory signal. Here, we report that SHP-1, a cytoplasmic protein-tyrosine phosphatase containing two Src homology 2 domains constitutively associated(More)
Angiotensin II (Ang II) type 2 (AT2) receptors are abundantly expressed not only in the fetal brain where they probably contribute to brain development, but also in pathological conditions to protect the brain against stroke; however, the detailed mechanisms are unclear. Here, we demonstrated that AT2 receptor signaling induced neural differentiation via an(More)