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Endoglin (CD105) is the target gene for the hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia type I (HHT1), a dominantly inherited vascular disorder. It shares with betaglycan a limited amino acid sequence homology and being components of the membrane transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta) receptor complex. Using rat myoblasts as a model system, we found that(More)
The heat shock transcription factor (HSF) has been found by immunocytochemistry using the Drosophila HSF antibody at T-BRIII, a telomeric heat shock-induced puff in polytene chromosomes of Chironomus thummi salivary glands. Other heat shock-activated loci were also positively stained by the antibody. Neither the telomeres nor other heat shock loci were(More)
Transcription of telomeric-associated sequences has been detected in the salivary gland cells of the larvae Chironomus thummi. In this species, a heat shock induces puffing at some telomeres, especially at one of the telomeres of chromosome III. We found that this process was concomitant with an increase in the overall telomeric transcript levels.(More)
Erythropoietin (Epo) is the humoral regulator of red blood-cell production. Low oxygen tension increases the Epo levels by enhancing transcription, through the hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF)-1, a transcriptional modulator in oxygen-regulated gene expression. In the present work, a cooperative interaction between hypoxia, mediated by the HIF-1 complex, and(More)
Platelet endothelial cell adhesion molecule-1 (PECAM-1) is a type I transmembrane adhesion protein of 130 kDa that belongs to a subgroup of the Ig gene superfamily, characterized by the presence of immunoreceptor tyrosine-based inhibitory motifs. PECAM-1 is expressed in circulating platelets, monocytes, neutrophils, a selective subgroup of T cells, and in(More)
Endoglin (CD105) is a cell surface component of the transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta) receptor complex highly expressed by endothelial cells. Mutations in the endoglin gene are responsible for the hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia type 1 (HHT1), also known as Osler-Weber-Rendu syndrome (OMIM 187300). This is an autosomal dominant vascular(More)
KLF6 (Krüppel-like factor 6) is a transcription factor and tumour suppressor with a growing range of biological activities and transcriptional targets. Among these, KLF6 suppresses growth through transactivation of TGF-beta1 (transforming growth factor-beta1). KLF6 can be alternatively spliced, generating lower-molecular-mass isoforms that antagonize the(More)
Human endoglin is an RGD-containing transmembrane glycoprotein identified in vascular endothelial cells. Although endoglin is essential for angiogenesis and its expression is up-regulated in inflammation and at sites of leukocyte extravasation, its role in leukocyte trafficking is unknown. This function was tested in endoglin heterozygous mice (Eng(+/-))(More)
Endoglin, a component of the transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta) receptor complex expressed on endothelial cells, is involved in cardiovascular morphogenesis and vascular remodeling, as exemplified by the fact that the endoglin gene is the target for the autosomal dominant disorder known as hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia type 1. Since(More)
Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT), the most common inherited vascular disorder, is caused by mutations in genes involved in the transforming growth factor beta (TGF-β) signaling pathway (ENG, ACVRL1, and SMAD4). Yet, approximately 15% of individuals with clinical features of HHT do not have mutations in these genes, suggesting that there are(More)