Dries Verdegem

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The stromal vasculature in tumors is a vital conduit of nutrients and oxygen for cancer cells. To date, the vast majority of studies have focused on unraveling the genetic basis of vessel sprouting (also termed angiogenesis). In contrast to the widely studied changes in cancer cell metabolism, insight in the metabolic regulation of angiogenesis is only just(More)
Tau is a microtubule-associated protein that stabilizes microtubules and stimulates their assembly. Current descriptions of the tubulin-interacting regions of Tau involve microtubules as the target and result mainly from deletions of Tau domains based on sequence analysis and from NMR spectroscopy experiments. Here, instead of microtubules, we use the(More)
Phosphorylation of the neuronal Tau protein is implicated in both the regulation of its physiological function of microtubule stabilization and its pathological propensity to aggregate into the fibers that characterize Alzheimer's diseased neurons. However, how specific phosphorylation events influence both aspects of Tau biology remains largely unknown. In(More)
This paper presents a system that performs skill extraction from text documents. It outputs a list of professional skills that are relevant to a given input text. We argue that the system can be practical for hiring and management of personnel in an organization. We make use of the texts and the hyperlink graph of Wikipedia, as well as a list of(More)
During vessel sprouting, endothelial cells (ECs) dynamically rearrange positions in the sprout to compete for the tip position. We recently identified a key role for the glycolytic activator PFKFB3 in vessel sprouting by regulating cytoskeleton remodelling, migration and tip cell competitiveness. It is, however, unknown how glycolysis regulates EC(More)
LC–MS/MS based untargeted metabolomics is evoking high interests in the metabolomics and broader biology community for its potential to uncover the contribution of unanticipated metabolic pathways to phenotypic observations. The major challenge for this methodology is making the computational metabolite identification as reliable as possible in order to(More)
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