Jose Courty

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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)
BACKGROUND Pleiotrophin (PTN) is a heparin-binding growth factor with significant role(s) in tumour growth and angiogenesis. Although implication of endogenous PTN has been studied in several in vivo models of tumour angiogenesis, its role in physiological angiogenesis has not been addressed. In the present work, we studied expression and functional(More)
Receptor protein tyrosine phosphatase beta/zeta (RPTPβ/ζ) is a chondroitin sulphate (CS) transmembrane protein tyrosine phosphatase and is a receptor for pleiotrophin (PTN). RPTPβ/ζ interacts with ανβ3 on the cell surface and upon binding of PTN leads to c-Src dephosphorylation at Tyr530, β3 Tyr773 phosphorylation, cell surface nucleolin (NCL) localization(More)
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