Paul J Declerck

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Plasminogen activator inhibitor 1 (PAI-1) is believed to control proteolytic activity and cell migration during angiogenesis. We previously demonstrated in vivo that this inhibitor is necessary for optimal tumor invasion and vascularization. We also showed that PAI-1 angiogenic activity is associated with its control of plasminogen activation but not with(More)
The adhesive glycoprotein vitronectin (VN) shows a high degree of conformational flexibility implicating that different molecular forms of the molecular may exist. Conformation-dependent monoclonal antibodies 13H1 or 16A7 that, per se, did not react with plasma VN bound to VN treated with heparin, chaotropes, detergents, pH below 6, or by heating at 56(More)
An enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) in biologic fluids was developed on the basis of two murine monoclonal antibodies raised against PAI-1 purified from HT-1080 fibrosarcoma cells. The lower limit of sensitivity of the assay in plasma is 2 ng/mL. The assay is 12 times less sensitive toward the PAI-1/human(More)
BACKGROUND Thrombin activatable fibrinolysis inhibitor (TAFI) attenuates fibrinolysis. Results on the association between TAFI levels and the risk of coronary artery disease (CAD) are inconsistent. OBJECTIVES We investigated the association between TAFI levels and the risk of cardiovascular events in CAD. PATIENTS/METHODS 1668 individuals with(More)
Three enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays for the quantitation of murine tissue-type plasminogen activator (t-PA), urokinase-type plasminogen activator (u-PA) and plasminogen activator inhibitor 1 (PAI-1), were developed using monoclonal antibodies raised against the autologous proteins in gene-inactivated mice. Dose-response was linear for t-PA and PAI-1(More)
Plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) is an important physiological inhibitor of fibrinolysis. It circulates in blood both in free active form and in inactive form complexed with tissue type plasminogen activator (t-PA). Control mechanisms for its synthesis and release from hepatocytes and endothelial cells are important in the pathogenesis of(More)
Increased expression of plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) in cancer patients is associated with unfavorable outcome, and the reason for this paradox has been poorly understood. We have previously reported elevated levels of PAI-1 in primary tumors of advanced neuroblastomas (Y. Sugiura et al., Cancer Res., 59: 1327-1336, 1999). Here we demonstrate(More)
OBJECTIVE Thrombin activatable fibrinolysis inhibitor (TAFI) attenuates fibrinolysis. The aim of the present study was to investigate the possible association between TAFI and overall ischemic stroke and ischemic stroke subtypes. METHODS AND RESULTS The Sahlgrenska Academy Study on Ischemic Stroke (SAHLSIS) comprises 600 cases (18 to 69 years) and 600(More)
Plasminogen activator inhibitor type 1 (PAI-1) plays a key role in tumor progression and is believed to control proteolytic activity and cell migration during angiogenesis. We report here that host PAI-1, at physiological concentration, promotes in vivo tumor invasion and angiogenesis. In sharp contrast, inhibition of tumor vascularization was observed when(More)
Plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) is the primary physiological inhibitor of both tissue-type plasminogen activator (t-PA) and urokinase-type plasminogen activator (u-PA) and is consequently one the most important inhibitors of the plasminogen/plasmin system. PAI-1 attenuates fibrinolysis and increased levels of active PAI-1 have been associated with(More)