Laurence A. Giroldi

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Decreased expression of the intercellular adhesion molecule E-cadherin correlates with tumor aggressiveness and invasion capacity of cell lines. The decrease of E-cadherin expression results primarily from reduced mRNA expression. We show here that the activity of a human E-cadherin promoter construct is cell specific and correlates with E-cadherin mRNA(More)
Cadherins represent a family of Ca(2+)-dependent cell adhesion molecules involved in homotypic, homophilic cell-cell interactions. Recent studies have shown that the cadherins can play a role in invasive and metastatic behavior. Using the established Dunning R-3327 model system of serially transplantable rat prostate cancers, the expression of E- and(More)
Loss of E-cadherin-mediated adhesion is an important step in the progression of many carcinomas. In model systems, it has been shown that cadherin function requires not only proper E-cadherin expression but also its linkage to the cytoskeleton through catenins. Hence, defects in catenins may cause defective E-cadherin function, and catenins as well as(More)
Decreased E-cadherin expression assessed by immunohistochemistry correlates with poor survival of bladder and prostate cancer patients. The clinical usefulness of this parameter should therefore be evaluated in a large-scale prospective study. E-cadherin is an epithelial cell-cell adhesion molecule and impaired function presumably leads to increased(More)
Changes in cadherin expression are instrumental both in embryonic development and disease, underlining the importance of understanding how cadherin expression is controlled. Kidney development is characterized by a mesenchymal-epithelial transition underlain by a cadherin-11 to cadherin-6 switch, the regulation mechanisms of which are presently unexplained.(More)
We are investigating the hypothesis that cancer progression involves the formation of abnormal cadherin-catenin complexes. The detailed analysis of cadherins and catenins expressed in a panel of 17 human bladder-cancer cell lines revealed that E-cadherin was down-regulated at the mRNA level in 5 cell lines. Interestingly, plakoglobin was also down-regulated(More)
Okadaic acid is a non-12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate (TPA)-type tumor promoter in the mouse skin carcinogenesis system. Here we report on the in vitro activity of okadaic acid in 3 assay systems: BALB/c 3T3 cell transformation, gap junctional intercellular communication (GJIC) in various cell types, and inhibition of induction of differentiation of(More)
This study examined the pharmacokinetics of 300 mg of tiaprofenic acid, a NSAID belonging to the 2-arylpropionic class, as a single oral dose, in 10 migraine patients during and out of migraine attacks. Plasma concentration of tiaprofenic acid was determined by HPLC analysis. Drug absorption appeared to be the same during and out of migraine attacks(More)
Sir, We read with great interest the paper by Bao et al (2014) entitled ‘COUP-TFII regulates metastasis of colorectal adenocarcinoma cells by modulating Snail1’, showing upregulation of Snail and downregulation of E-cadherin in the human epithelial intestinal cell line HIEC overexpressing COUP-TFII upon transfection (Bao et al, 2014; Figure 5) and converse(More)