Deborah Maret

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Cells inversely adjust the plasma membrane levels of integrins and cadherins during cell migration and cell-cell adhesion but the regulatory mechanisms that coordinate these trafficking events remain unknown. Here, we demonstrate that the small GTPase Rab35 maintains cadherins at the cell surface to promote cell-cell adhesion. Simultaneously, Rab35(More)
Thrombin-activable fibrinolysis inhibitor (TAFI) is a plasma zymogen that acts as a molecular link between coagulation and fibrinolysis. Numerous single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) have been identified in CPB2, the gene encoding TAFI, and are located in the 5'-flanking region, in the coding sequences, and in the 3'-untranslated region (UTR) of the CPB2(More)
The expression of N-cadherin (NCAD) has been shown to correlate with increased tumor cell motility and metastasis. However, NCAD-mediated adhesion is a robust phenomenon and therefore seems to be inconsistent with the "release" from intercellular adhesion required for invasion. We show that in the most invasive melanoma and brain tumor cells, altered(More)
We recently demonstrated that lack of Furin-processing of the N-cadherin precursor (proNCAD) in highly invasive melanoma and brain tumor cells results in the cell-surface expression of a nonadhesive protein favoring cell migration and invasion in vitro. Quantitative polymerase chain reaction analysis of malignant human brain tumor cells revealed that of all(More)
Haemophilus somnus strain 649 was found to acquire iron from ovine, bovine, and goat transferrins (Tfs). Expression of Tf receptors, as evaluated by solid-phase binding assays, required the organisms to be grown under iron-restricted conditions in the presence of Tf. Competition binding assays revealed the presence of two distinct Tf-binding receptor(More)
Thrombin-activable fibrinolysis inhibitor (TAFI) has recently been identified as a positive acute phase protein in mice, an observation that may have important implications for the interaction of the coagulation, fibrinolytic, and inflammatory systems. Activated TAFI (TAFIa) inhibits fibrinolysis by removing the carboxyl-terminal lysines from partially(More)
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