Juan Carlos Rodríguez-Manzaneque

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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)
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)
ADAMTS-1 is a metalloprotease that has been implicated in the inhibition of angiogenesis and is a mediator of proteolytic cleavage of the hyaluronan binding proteoglycans, aggrecan and versican. In an attempt to further understand the biological function of ADAMTS-1, a yeast two-hybrid screen was performed using the carboxyl-terminal region of ADAMTS-1 as(More)
ADAMTS1 is a secreted protein that belongs to the recently described ADAMTS (a disintegrin and metalloprotease with thrombospondin repeats) family of proteases. Evaluation of ADAMTS1 catalytic activity on a panel of extracellular matrix proteins showed a restrictive substrate specificity which includes some proteoglycans. Our results demonstrated that human(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)
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)
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)
We have previously reported that the perinatal exposure of pregnant rats to cannabinoids affected the activity of tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) in the striatum of their male offspring at peripubertal ages. In the present work, we examined whether this effect was accompanied by modifications in TH gene expression. The amount of TH-mRNA--measured by Northern blot(More)