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IQGAP1 is a scaffold protein that interacts with proteins of the cytoskeleton and the intercellular adhesion complex. In podocytes, IQGAP1 is associated with nephrin in the glomerular slit diaphragm (SD) complex, but its role remains ill-defined. In this work, we investigated the interaction of IQGAP1 with the cytoskeleton and SD proteins in podocytes in(More)
The influx of metastatic tumor cells into the liver triggers a rapid proinflammatory cytokine cascade. To further analyze this host response, we used intrasplenic/portal inoculation of green fluorescent protein-marked human and murine carcinoma cells and a combination of immunohistochemistry and confocal microscopy. The metastatic murine lung carcinoma H-59(More)
Cardiotrophin-1 (CT-1) is a recently isolated cytokine belonging to the interleukin-6 cytokine family. In the present study we show that CT-1 activates its receptor expressed at the surface of a human neural cell line by recruiting gp130 and gp190/leukemia inhibitory factor receptor beta, as shown by analyzing their tyrosine phosphorylation level.(More)
We undertook a series of systematic studies to address the role of fibroblast growth factor/fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGF/FGFR) activity in tumor growth and angiogenesis. We expressed dominant-negative FGFR2 (FGFR2-DN) or FGFR1 (FGFR1-DN) in glioma C6 cells by using constitutive or tetracycline-regulated expression systems. Anchorage-dependent or(More)
Fibroblast growth factors (FGFs) are considered angiogenic factors, yet the exact relationship between FGF and vascular development in normal and pathological tissue has long remained elusive. However, recent results from gene inactivation and transgenic studies in mice and in culture systems have demonstrated the role of FGFs in vessel assembly and(More)
Tumor angiogenesis is a fast growing sub-domain of angiogenesis research and tumor biology. Basic mechanisms have been unraveled and many key players identified. For many years, tumor vascularization was explained solely by the ingrowth of new vessels into the tumor from preexisting one's. However, in recent years, additional mechanisms have been(More)
Fibroblast growth factors (FGFs) are potent stimulators of angiogenesis in vitro and in vivo. However, the precise role of FGFs and vascular development in normal and pathological tissue has long remained ill defined. Recently, substantial progress has been made toward a better understanding of their role. Genetic studies in mice or in culture systems(More)
Ciliary neurotrophic factor (CNTF) participates in the survival of motor neurons and reduces the denervation-induced atrophy of skeletal muscles. Experiments performed in rats show a decrease in peripheral CNTF synthesis during aging, associated with an overexpression of its alpha-binding receptor component by skeletal muscles. Measurement of sciatic nerve(More)
Gp130 cytokine receptor is involved in the formation of multimeric functional receptors for interleukin-6 (IL-6), IL-11, leukemia inhibitory factor (LIF), oncostatin M (OSM), ciliary neurotrophic factor, and cardiotrophin-1. Cloning of the epitope recognized by an OSM-neutralizing anti-gp130 monoclonal antibody identified a portion of gp130 receptor(More)
Oncostatin M (OSM) mediates its bioactivities through two different heterodimer receptors. They both involve the gp130-transducing receptor, which dimerizes with either leukemia inhibitory receptor beta or with OSM receptor beta (OSMRbeta) to generate, respectively, type I and type II OSM receptors. Co-precipitation of gp130-associated proteins, flow(More)