Jacqueline Labat-Robert

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The distribution of fibronectin was studied in normal human breast tissue and in breast tumors. In normal tissues and in benign tumors, fibronectin was present in basal laminae and on the cellular surfaces of myoepithelial and secretory cells. A partial loss of (pericellular) fibronectin was seen in atypical dystrophies, and a complete disappearance of(More)
In this review, we present several aspects of cell-matrix interactions, especially the role of fibronectin and integrins in the mediation of these interactions. As this field of investigations literally exploded over the last decades, we had to limit this review to some aspects of this field. We cited experiments giving details on the modifications of(More)
Extracellular matrix macromolecules such as collagen and fibronectin are progressively altered during aging and age-related diseases like diabetes. We investigated the effect of high-glucose concentration (mimicking diabetic conditions) and the influence of in vitro cell aging [comparing 4th-passage fibroblasts (P4) to 15th-passage fibroblasts (P15)] on(More)
Trehalase activity was determined in serum, liver, and kidney in alloxan treated Swiss mice and in homozygous (Ob/Ob, Db/Db) and heterozygous (Ob/+, Db/m+) diabetic mice. Both alloxan and genetic diabetic mice exhibited a large increase in serum and liver trehalase activity with no change in kidney trehalase activity. The heterozygotes (Ob/+, Db/m+) showed(More)
Fibronectin (Fn) was the first 'structural' glycoprotein intensively studied as an ubiquitous matrix component of early phylogenetic appearance. Its age-dependent increase in plasma and tissues may be accompanied in pathological states, especially in tumor growth, by its proteolytic breakdown by a number of neutral proteases. It was also shown that several(More)
Skin explant cultures from hairless mice of increasing age were incubated with radioactive precursors in order to determine the age-dependent variations of the biosyntheses of fibronectin and fibrous collagens (types I and III). Total collagen synthesis expressed as a percentage of total protein synthesis did not vary with age but, if expressed as(More)
The malignant process, transformation of normal cells, proliferation, and metastasis formation, was considered as if originating from one single cell. Although the intrinsic mechanisms of transformation from the normal to the malignant state were both confirmed, an increasing body of evidence points to the surrounding matrix and cell-matrix interactions as(More)
The biosynthesis of fibronectin and laminin was studied in satellite cells cultured from adult rat muscles before (day 4) and after fusion and formation of myotubes (day 14) using (35S) methionine as a tracer. The kinetics of incorporation into immunoprecipitable fibronectin and laminin were recorded at intervals from 1.5 to 24 hours of incubation with the(More)
Extracellular matrix (ECM) has been a central topic in aging research for several years. Cell-matrix interactions extend the interest in this topic both for normal tissue homeostatic regulation as well as for its dysregulation in age-related diseases. A relatively new extension of this ever-increasing field of aging research concerns the recognition of the(More)