Jean-Jacques Helwig

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Metastatic renal cell carcinoma is resistant to current therapies. The phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K)/Akt signaling cascade induces cell growth, cell transformation, and neovascularization. We evaluated whether targeting this pathway could be of therapeutic value against human renal cell carcinoma. The activation of the PI3K/Akt pathway and its role in(More)
BACKGROUND Human clear cell renal cell carcinoma (CRCC) remains resistant to therapies. Recent advances in Hypoxia Inducible Factors (HIF) molecular network led to targeted therapies, but unfortunately with only limited clinical significance. Elucidating the molecular processes involved in kidney tumorigenesis and resistance is central to the development of(More)
Clear cell renal carcinoma (CCRC) is responsible for 2% of cancer-related deaths worldwide and is resistant to virtually all therapies, indicating the importance of a search for new therapeutic targets. Parathyroid hormone-related protein (PTHrP) is a polyprotein derived from normal and malignant cells that regulates cell growth. In the current study, we(More)
Metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC) remains refractory to therapies. The nuclear factor-kappaB (NF-kappaB) transcription factor is involved in cell growth, cell motility, and vascularization. We evaluated whether targeting NF-kappaB could be of therapeutic and prognostic values in human RCC. The activation of the NF-kappaB pathway in human RCC cells and(More)
We have shown that parathyroid hormone-related protein (PTHrP) is a survival factor for human renal cell carcinoma (RCC) and that its expression is negatively regulated by the von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) tumor suppressor gene at the level of messenger RNA (mRNA) stability, as observed for tumor growth factors (TGFs). Our goals were to analyze the alternative(More)
Functional inactivation of the von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) tumor suppressor gene occurs in 40-80% of human conventional renal cell carcinomas (RCCs). We showed recently that VHL-deficient RCCs expressed large amounts of parathyroid hormone-related protein (PTHrP), and that PTHrP, acting through the PTH1 receptor (PTH1R), plays an essential role in tumor growth.(More)
A lthough equipped with the entire machinery driving cell proliferation and cell death, the turnover of the vascular smooth muscle cell (VSMC) layer within the vascular wall is quite low throughout the adult normal body. Vascular wall remodeling with VSMC apoptosis is routinely considered as associated with vascular diseases. This includes the development(More)
Metastatic renal cell carcinoma is resistant to current therapies. The phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K)/Akt signaling cascade induces cell growth, cell transformation, and neo-vascularization. We evaluated whether targeting this pathway could be of therapeutic value against human renal cell carcinoma. The activation of the PI3K/Akt pathway and its role in(More)
Clear cell renal carcinoma (CCRC) is responsible for 2% of cancer-related deaths worldwide and is resistant to virtually all therapies, indicating the importance of a search for new therapeutic targets. Parathyroid hormone-related protein (PTHrP) is a polyprotein derived from normal and malignant cells that regulates cell growth. In the current study, we(More)
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