J. P. Peyrat

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We show here that the neurotrophin nerve growth factor (NGF), which has been shown to be a mitogen for breast cancer cells, also stimulates cell survival through a distinct signaling pathway. Breast cancer cell lines (MCF-7, T47-D, BT-20, and MDA-MB-231) were found to express both types of NGF receptors: p140(trkA) and p75(NTR). The two other tyrosine(More)
We reveiwed the relationships between ERBB2 amplification and/or overexpression in human breast cancer and the clinicopathological parameters described in the literature (97 studies involving 22,616 patients) in order to draw conclusions regarding its clinical interest. The mean of ERBB2 positivity (26%, ranging from 5 to 55%) is not dependent on the method(More)
To evaluate whether leptin plays a putative role in breast tumorigenesis, we studied the expression of its long and short receptor isoforms in various tumoral breast tissues. We applied semiquantitative RT-PCR method to RNA extracted from 20 breast cancer biopsies and two human breast cancer cell lines (T47-D and MCF-7). Our results showed the expression of(More)
We measured the expression of the type I growth factor receptor gene family [epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), c-erbB-2, c-erbB-3 and c-erbB-4] in a series of 365 unselected primary breast cancers. The expression was quantified with a real-time one-step reverse transcriptase-PCR (RT-PCR) assay, based upon the 5' nuclease activity of the Taq(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study is to provide an expression profile of ErbB/HER ligands in breast cancer. We analysed the relationships with their receptors, the bio-pathological features and prognosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS Epidermal growth factor (EGF), transforming growth factor-alpha (TGFalpha), amphiregulin (AREG), betacellulin (BTC), heparin-binding(More)
Insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) is capable of stimulating breast cancer cell growth in vitro and the presence of IGF-1 receptors has been demonstrated in primary breast cancers. We determined plasma IGF-1 in a primary breast cancer population and in a control population. Radioimmunoassays were performed either directly on plasma, IGF-1 (NE), or after(More)
OBJECTIVE Endostatin is an angiogenesis inhibitor derived from type XVIII collagen. The aim of this study was to determine the concentrations of circulating endostatin in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc), and to assess the relationship between these concentrations, extension of tissular sclerosis, and presence of cutaneous scars or ulcers. METHODS(More)
Increased sialylation, especially involving the Sialyl-Lewisa and Sialyl-Lewisx determinants, has been reported in breast cancer. A multiplex reverse transcription-PCR method was used here to determine the expression of five sialyltransferases (ST3Gal III, ST6Gal I, ST3Gal IV, ST3Gal I, and ST3Gal II) in 49 patients surgically treated for locoregional(More)
Insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF1) binding sites were characterized in breast cancer. We demonstrate the presence of one high affinity binding site. Chemical cross-linking of 125I-IGF1 to breast cancer membranes in reducing condition and sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis revealed one band with an apparent molecular weight of(More)
The class of molecular chaperones known as 14-3-3 is involved in the control of cellular growth by virtue of its apparent regulation of various signaling pathways, including the Raf/mitogen-activated protein kinase pathway. In breast cancer cells, the sigma form of 14-3-3 has been shown to interact with cyclin-dependent kinases and to control the rate of(More)