Dominique Labelle

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UNLABELLED Adult bone tissue is continuously being remodelled and bone mass is maintained by a balance between osteoclastic bone resorption and osteoblastic bone formation. Alteration of osteoblastic cell proliferation may account in part for lack of balance between these two processes in bone loss of osteoporosis. There is calcium (Ca2+) control in(More)
The preservation of bone mass relies on adequate proliferation, differentiation, secretion of matrix proteins and rate of apoptosis of the bone-forming osteoblasts. Although growing body of evidence indicates that the transient receptor potential (TRP) channels play important roles in numerous cellular functions, limited information is available about the(More)
The plasminogen activator/plasmin system represents a key component of the proteolytic machinery underlying angiogenesis. In this work, we investigated the effect of Neovastat (Æ-941), a naturally occurring multifunctional antiangiogenic agent that is currently in Phase III clinical trials, on tissue and urokinase plasminogen activator activities. We found(More)
The contributions of membrane type-1 matrix metalloproteinase (MT1-MMP) and of the glucose-6-phosphate transporter (G6PT) in sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P)-mediated Ca(2+) mobilization were assessed in glioblastoma cells. We show that gene silencing of MT1-MMP or G6PT decreased the extent of S1P-induced Ca(2+) mobilization, chemotaxis, and extracellular(More)
Relative avidities of antibodies to Porphyromonas (Bacteroides) gingivalis in the sera of 15 patients having adult periodontitis and 15 healthy subjects were evaluated using an ammonium thiocyanate-dissociated ELISA. Graded concentrations of ammonium thiocyanate were added to a single dilution of serum in order to dissociate low avidity antibody binding to(More)
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