Mascia Venturino

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Adhesion of human primary skin fibroblasts and ECV304 endothelial cells to immobilized matrix proteins, beta1 or alphav integrin antibodies stimulates tyrosine phosphorylation of the epidermal growth factor (EGF) receptor. This tyrosine phosphorylation is transiently induced, reaching maximal levels 30 min after adhesion, and it occurs in the absence of(More)
Integrin-mediated cell adhesion cooperates with growth factor receptors in the control of cell proliferation, cell survival, and cell migration. One mechanism to explain these synergistic effects is the ability of integrins to induce phosphorylation of growth factor receptors, for instance the epidermal growth factor (EGF) receptor. Here we define some(More)
Integrin-mediated adhesion induces several signaling pathways leading to regulation of gene transcription, control of cell cycle entry and survival from apoptosis. Here we investigate the involvement of the Janus kinase (JAK)/signal transducers and activators of transcription (STAT) pathway in integrin-mediated signaling. Plating primary human endothelial(More)
A panel of antibodies to the alphaIIbbeta3 integrin was used to promote adhesion of Chinese hamster ovary cells transfected with the alphaIIbbeta3 fibrinogen receptor. While some alphaIIbbeta3 antibodies were not able to induce p125 focal adhesion kinase (p125FAK) tyrosine phosphorylation, all the antibodies equally support cell adhesion but not spreading(More)
Cell matrix adhesion regulates actin cytoskeleton organization through distinct steps, from formation of filopodia and lamellipodia in the early phases of cell adhesion to organization of focal adhesions and stress fibers in fully adherent cells. In this review, we follow the events induced by integrin-mediated adhesion, such as activation of GTPases Cdc42(More)
p125FAK is a major tyrosine kinase phosphorylated in response to integrin-dependent adhesion. In this study we use vanadate and phenylarsine oxide (PAO), known inhibitors of phosphotyrosine phosphatases (PTPases), as a tool to artificially modulate p125FAK phosphorylation in human endothelial and in Chinese hamster ovary cells. Vanadate treatment strongly(More)
Adhesion of human umbilical endothelial cells to fibronectin resulted in increased tyrosine phosphorylation of a group of proteins with molecular mass ranging from 100 to 130 kDa and of a 70 kDa protein. This pattern of tyrosine phosphorylation was also observed when endothelial cells adhered to vitronectin, collagen IV, collagen I and laminin or to culture(More)
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