Coxand H. Schneider

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Camptothecin and doxorubicin belong to a family of anticancer drugs that exert cytotoxic effects by triggering apoptosis in various cell types. However there have only been few investigations showing that matricellular proteins like thrombospondin-1 (TSP-1) could be involved in the underlying mechanism of this cytotoxicity. In this report, using Hoechst(More)
Thrombospondin-1, a multi-modular matrix protein is able to interact with a variety of matrix proteins and cell-surface receptors. Thus it is multifunctional. In this work, we examined the role of thrombospondin-1 in ceramide-induced thyroid apoptosis. We focused on the VVM containing sequence localized in the C-terminal domain of the molecule. Primary(More)
CD47 is a ubiquitous 50 kDa five-spanning membrane receptor that belongs to the immunoglobulin superfamily. This receptor, also known as integrin-associated protein, mediates cell-to-cell communication by ligation to transmembrane signal-regulatory proteins SIRPα and SIRPγ and interacts with integrins. CD47 is also implicated in cell-extracellular matrix(More)
Interleukin-1 beta (IL-1beta) is an important regulator of the thyroid cell function. This cytokine has been largely described to trigger an important biological signaling cascade: the sphingomyelin/ceramide pathway. In this report, we show that IL-1beta induces the transient activation of a neutral sphingomyelinase in porcine thyroid cells. Moreover,(More)
Transforming growth factor beta1 (TGF-beta1) is a secreted polypeptide that is thought to play a major role in the regulation of folliculogenesis and differentiation of thyroid cells. On porcine thyroid follicular cells cultured on plastic substratum, TGF-beta1, in a concentration-dependent way, promoted the disruption of follicles, cell spreading,(More)
Peptides derived from the bee-venom melittin were fitted with the haptenic group dinitrocarboxyphenyl (Dncp) and tested in out-bred guinea pigs for immunogenicity by measuring the IgG anti-Dncp antibody response by ELISA. Dncp-conjugates comprising virtually the entire melittin proved to be strong immunogens producing antibody responses comparable to those(More)
As core molecule for the multiple attachment of antigenic peptides we have selected the human IgG1 hinge fragment 225-232/225'-232'. Two types of conjugates of this double-chain bis-cystinyl hinge-peptide were prepared i) by linking its C-termini to [NIe15]-human-little-gastrin-[2,17] and ii) by elongating the resulting(More)