Jean - Sébastien Silvestre

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Adult neovascularization relies on the recruitment of monocytes to the target organ or tumor and functioning therein as a paracrine accessory. The exact origins of the recruited monocytes and the mechanisms underlying their plasticity remain unclear. Using a VEGF-based transgenic system in which genetically tagged monocytes are conditionally summoned to the(More)
PURPOSE To determine whether functional imaging using MRI and fibered confocal fluorescence microscopy (FCFM) could be used to monitor cell therapy by mural progenitor cells (MPC). METHODS Fifty mice bearing TC1 murine xenograft tumors were allocated into: control (n = 17), sham (phosphate buffer saline, n = 16), and MPC-treated (MPC, n = 17) groups. MRI(More)
BACKGROUND Development of high blood pressure (BP) is associated with an increased expression of neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) in vascular smooth muscle cells. METHODS We investigated whether or not changes in intraluminal pressure affect nNOS expression in carotid arteries of normotensive rats. Expression of nNOS and other NOS isoforms was(More)
Two-dimensional color-coded pulsed Doppler ultrasonography (US) with a 12-MHz linear transducer was used to follow tumor growth and neoangiogenesis development in 12 transgenic mice developing a whole liver hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) induced by the expression of SV40-T antigen. In this model, male mice developed HCC at various temporal and histologic(More)
Endothelial progenitor cell (EPC) transplantation has beneficial effects for therapeutic neovascularization. We therefore assessed the effect of a therapeutic strategy based on EPC administration in the healing of radiation-induced damage. To improve cell therapy for clinical use, we used pretreatment with ephrin B2-Fc (Eph-B2-Fc) and/or coadministration(More)
This article summarizes the main mechanisms responsible for the ischemia-induced neovascularization. Growth factors and inflammatory agents are the most powerful actors in the neo-vascularization process. Numerous other factors have been shown to modulate blood vessel growth. Among these, we have tested the potential effect of angiotensin II in several in(More)
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