Juan Carlos Rodríguez-Manzaneque

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The use of steroid hormones in postmenopausal replacement therapy has been associated with prevention of cardiovascular disease. Although the contribution of estradiol to endothelial cell function has been addressed, little information is available on the effect of progestins on this cell type. Here, we provide direct evidence for the presence of functional(More)
Growth of tumors and metastasis are processes known to require neovascularization. To ascertain the participation of the endogenous angiogenic inhibitor thrombospondin-1 (TSP1) in tumor progression, we generated mammary tumor-prone mice that either lack, or specifically overexpress, TSP1 in the mammary gland. Tumor burden and vasculature were significantly(More)
Metastasis is a sequential process that allows cells to move from the primary tumor and grow elsewhere. Because of their ability to cleave a variety of extracellular signaling and adhesion molecules, metalloproteases have been long considered key components of the metastatic program. However, the function of certain metalloproteases, such as ADAMTS1, is not(More)
METH-1/ADAMTS1 is a member of a newly described family of genes that contain metalloprotease, disintegrin, and thrombospondin-like motifs. We have recently shown that METH-1 protein is a potent inhibitor of angiogenesis. Here, we demonstrate that secreted human pro-METH-1 is processed in two consecutive steps to release both p87 and p65 active forms. The(More)
Down's syndrome (DS) is a genetic disorder caused by full or partial trisomy of human chromosome 21 and presents with many clinical phenotypes including a reduced incidence of solid tumours. Recent work with the Ts65Dn model of DS, which has orthologues of about 50% of the genes on chromosome 21 (Hsa21), has indicated that three copies of the ETS2 (ref. 3)(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop a reliable method for the isolation and longterm culture of microvessel endothelial cells from human endometrium and to evaluate their response to angiogenic growth factors and steroid hormones in comparison to endothelial cells derived from other organs. METHODS Endometrial tissue from hysterectomy specimens were digested(More)
The MLL-AF4 fusion gene is a hallmark genomic aberration in high-risk acute lymphoblastic leukemia in infants. Although it is well established that MLL-AF4 arises prenatally during human development, its effects on hematopoietic development in utero remain unexplored. We have created a human-specific cellular system to study early hemato-endothelial(More)
PARP inhibition can induce anti-neoplastic effects when used as monotherapy or in combination with chemo- or radiotherapy in various tumor settings; however, the basis for the anti-metastasic activities resulting from PARP inhibition remains unknown. PARP inhibitors may also act as modulators of tumor angiogenesis. Proteomic analysis of endothelial cells(More)
GLUT1 and GLUT4 glucose transporter expression is highly regulated in muscle and adipose tissue during perinatal life. Here we have investigated the role of thyroid hormones in the regulation of GLUT4 induction and GLUT1 repression associated to neonatal development. Perinatal hypothyroidism markedly impaired GLUT4 protein induction in heart. This effect(More)
Syndecan-4 is a membrane-bound heparan sulfate proteoglycan that participates in cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions and modulates adhesion and migration of many cell types. Through its extracellular domain, syndecan-4 cooperates with adhesion molecules and binds matrix components relevant for cell migration. Importantly, syndecan-4 is a substrate of(More)