Josẻ Courty

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Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) exert both pro- and antiangiogenic functions by the release of cytokines or proteolytically generated angiogenic inhibitors from extracellular matrix and basement membrane remodeling. In the Mmp2-/- mouse neovascularization is greatly reduced, but the mechanistic aspects of this remain unclear. Using isotope-coded affinity(More)
Recent studies have implicated the involvement of cell surface forms of nucleolin in tumor growth. In this study, we investigated whether a synthetic ligand of cell-surface nucleolin known as N6L could exert antitumor activity. We found that N6L inhibits the anchorage-dependent and independent growth of tumor cell lines and that it also hampers(More)
Heparin affin regulatory peptide (HARP) is a 18-kDa heparin-binding polypeptide that is highly expressed in developing tissues and in several primary human tumors. It seems to play a key role in cellular growth and differentiation. In vitro, HARP displays mitogenic, angiogenic, and neurite outgrowth activities. It is a secreted protein that is organized in(More)
HARP (heparin affin regulatory peptide) is a growth factor displaying high affinity for heparin. In the present work, we studied the ability of human recombinant HARP as well as its two terminal peptides (HARP residues 1-21 and residues 121-139) to promote angiogenesis. HARP stimulates endothelial cell tube formation on matrigel, collagen and fibrin gels,(More)
BACKGROUND Heparin affin regulatory peptide (HARP) composes, together with midkine (MK), a new family of heparin-binding growth/differentiation factors. Recently, HARP was incriminated in cancer progression, as an angiogenic factor and as a tumor growth factor. In this study, we analyzed the possible involvement of HARP in human prostate cancer (Pca). (More)
We have previously described the purification of a heparin binding growth factor from adult bovine brain named heparin affin regulatory peptide (HARP), which was identical to an uterus derived growth factor named pleiotrophin and to a developmentally regulated neurite promoting factor named heparin-binding growth associated molecule. However, for yet(More)
Pleiotrophin (PTN) is a member of the family of heparin-binding growth factors that displays mitogenic activities and promotes neurite outgrowth in vitro. In vivo, PTN is widely expressed along pathways of developing axons during the late embryonic and early postnatal period. Although the level of PTN gene expression is very low during adulthood, activation(More)
In a previous study, we showed that in situ injection of glycosaminoglycan mimetics called RGTAs (ReGeneraTing Agents) enhanced neovascularization after skeletal muscular ischemia (Desgranges, P., Barbaud, C., Caruelle, J. P., Barritault, D., and Gautron, J. (1999) FASEB J. 13, 761-766). In the present study, we showed that the RGTA OTR4120 modulated(More)
Skin wound healing is a natural and intricate process that takes place after injury, involving different sequential phases such as hemostasis, inflammatory phase, proliferative phase, and remodeling that are associated with complex biochemical events. The interruption or failure of wound healing leads to chronic nonhealing wounds or fibrosis-associated(More)
Heparin affin regulatory peptide (HARP) is an heparin-binding growth factor, highly expressed in several primary human tumors and considered as a rate-limiting angiogenic factor in tumor growth, invasion, and metastasis. Implication of this protein in carcinogenesis is linked to its mitogenic, angiogenic, and transforming activities. Recently, we have(More)