Philippe Ratajczak

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Experimental data suggest that nitric oxide (NO) generated from neuronal NO synthase (nNOS) modulates the myocardial inotropic state. To assess the contribution of NO, derived from endothelial and neuronal isoforms, to the pathophysiology of congestive heart failure in human beings, we compared expression, localisation, and specific activity of NOS isoforms(More)
To explore the vascular function of the angiotensin II (ANG II) AT(2) receptor subtype (AT(2)R), we generated a vascular smooth muscle cell (SMC) line expressing the AT(2)R (SMC-vAT(2)). The involvement of AT(2)R in the motility response of SMCs was examined in SMC-vAT(2) cells and their controls (SMC-v) cultured on either laminin or fibronectin matrix(More)
Caveolins modulate signaling pathways involved in cardiac development. Caveolin-1 exists in two isoforms: the beta-isoform derivates from an alternative translational start site that creates a protein truncated by 31 amino acids, mainly expressed in endothelial cells, whereas caveolin-3 is present in muscle cells. Our aim was to define caveolin distribution(More)
BACKGROUND Skin squamous-cell-carcinoma (SCC), is the main complication in long-term kidney-transplant recipients, and it can include donor-derived cells. Preclinical models demonstrated the involvement of epithelial mesenchymal transition (EMT) in the progression of skin SCC, and the role of Snail, an EMT transcription factor, in cancer stem-cell survival(More)
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