Filip A Farnebo

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Breast cancer cell lines have been widely used as models in functional and therapeutical studies, but their chromosomal alterations are not well known. We characterized the chromosomal aberrations in 15 commonly used human breast carcinoma cell lines (BT-474, BT-549, CAMA-1, DU4475, MCF7, MDA-MB-134, MDA-MB-157, MDA-MB-361, MDA-MB-436, MPE600, SK-BR-3,(More)
Embryonic stem (ES) cells continuously decide whether to maintain pluripotency or differentiate. While exogenous leukemia inhibitory factor and BMP4 perpetuate a pluripotent state, less is known about the factors initiating differentiation. We show that heparan sulfate (HS) proteoglycans are critical coreceptors for signals inducing ES cell differentiation.(More)
Notch signaling is critically important for proper architecture of the vascular system, and mutations in NOTCH3 are associated with CADASIL, a stroke and dementia syndrome with vascular smooth muscle cell (VSMC) dysfunction. In this report, we link Notch signaling to platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) signaling, a key determinant of VSMC biology, and(More)
Spatio-temporal studies on the growth of capillary blood vessels and capillary lymphatic vessels in tissue remodeling have suggested that lymphangiogenesis is angiogenesis-dependent. We revisited this concept by using fibroblast growth factor 2 (FGF-2) (80 ng) to stimulate the growth of both vessel types in the mouse cornea. When we lowered the dose of(More)
With the goal of better understanding the function and regulation of the different members of the VEGF family this study reports mapping of vegf, vegf-b and vegf-c mRNA expression in developing and adult mice. On embryonic day 14 (E14) there is a high expression of vegf and vegf-b, vegf-b being exceptionally high in heart and CNS. The vegf-c expression is(More)
Secretion of PTH is regulated by extracellular calcium via calcium receptors (CaR) on the parathyroid cell surface. Recent studies have shown a decreased expression of CaR messenger RNA (mRNA) and CaR protein in pathological parathyroids. We studied the expression of CaR mRNA in pairs of adenoma and adenoma-associated normal gland from the same patients (n(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to investigate gene expression networks related to cardiovascular disease in radiated human arteries. BACKGROUND Recent epidemiological studies have shown that radiotherapy is associated with cardiovascular disease years after treatment. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying late effects of radiation are poorly(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this work was to develop a mouse embryonic stem (ES) cell system addressing the early specification of the developing vasculature into functional arteries and veins. METHODS AND RESULTS ES cells were differentiated 4 days on collagen-type IV coated dishes to obtain Flk1+ endothelial precursors. Sub-culture of these precursors for(More)
Apoptosis in murine myeloid cell lines requires the expression of the Requiem gene, which encodes a putative zinc finger protein. We detected the protein in both cytoplasmic and nuclear subcellular fractions of murine myeloid cells and human K562 leukemia cells, which suggests that the protein might have a function distinct from a transcription factor. This(More)
In Notch signaling, cell-bound ligands activate Notch receptors on juxtaposed cells, but the relationship between ligand endocytosis, ubiquitylation and ligand-receptor interaction remains poorly understood. To study the specific role of ligand-receptor interaction, we identified a missense mutant of the Notch ligand Jagged1 (Nodder, Ndr) that failed to(More)