Luísa Maria Botella

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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)
Endoglin is an endothelial membrane glycoprotein involved in cardiovascular morphogenesis and vascular remodeling. It associates with transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta) signaling receptors to bind TGF-beta family members, forming a functional receptor complex. Arterial injury leads to up-regulation of endoglin, but the underlying regulatory events(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)
Endoglin is a transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta) co-receptor expressed mainly on endothelial cells and involved in cardiovascular development, angiogenesis, and vascular remodeling. This is illustrated by the fact that mutations in the endoglin gene give rise to hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia type 1, a dominant vascular disease with clinical(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)
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)
Signaling by transforming growth factor (TGF)-beta family members is mediated by Smad proteins that regulate gene transcription through functional cooperativity and association with other DNA-binding proteins. The hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF)-1 is a transcriptional complex that plays a key role in oxygen-regulated gene expression. We demonstrate that(More)