Ricardo J M G E Brandwijk

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We describe that galectin-1 (gal-1) is a receptor for the angiogenesis inhibitor anginex, and that the protein is crucial for tumor angiogenesis. gal-1 is overexpressed in endothelial cells of different human tumors. Expression knockdown in cultured endothelial cells inhibits cell proliferation and migration. The importance of gal-1 in angiogenesis is(More)
The basal lamina (BL) enveloping skeletal muscle fibers contains different glycoproteins, including proteoglycans. To obtain more information on the glycosaminoglycan moiety of proteoglycans, we have selected a panel of anti-heparan sulfate (HS) antibodies from a semisynthetic antibody phage display library by panning against glycosaminoglycan preparations(More)
Based on immune reactivity in response to a whole-cell colon tumor vaccine and using serological identification of Ags by recombinant cDNA expression cloning, we here describe the molecular and functional identification of a novel human tumor Ag. By screening a cDNA expression library derived from the coloncarcinoma cell line HT-29 with pooled colorectal(More)
As a step towards understanding the complex differences between normal cells and cancer cells, we have used suppression subtractive hybridization (SSH) to generate a profile of genes overexpressed in primary colorectal cancer (CRC). From a 35¿ omitted¿000 clone SSH-cDNA repertoire, we have screened 400 random clones by reverse Northern blotting, of which 45(More)
MRI detectable and targeted quantum dots were developed. To that aim, quantum dots were coated with paramagnetic and pegylated lipids, which resulted in a relaxivity, r(1), of nearly 2000 mM(-1)s(-1) per quantum dot. The quantum dots were functionalized by covalently linking alphavbeta3-specific RGD peptides, and the specificity was assessed and confirmed(More)
The present study describes a method to simultaneously obtain the angiogenic expression profile in tumor cells and vascular cells of a single tumor. Human- and mouse-specific primers were used for quantitative real-time RT-PCR to determine the expression of vascular endothelial growth factors A, B, C, and D, vascular endothelial growth factor receptors 1,(More)
In the last few years it has been shown that the humoral immune response in cancer patients is a rich source of putative cancer vaccine candidates. To fully explore the complex information present within the Ab repertoire of cancer patients, we have applied a method, serological Ag selection, to molecularly define tumor Ags recognized by the humoral immune(More)
Anginex, a synthetic 33-mer angiostatic peptide, specifically inhibits vascular endothelial cell proliferation and migration along with induction of apoptosis in endothelial cells. Here we report on the in vivo characterization of recombinant anginex and use of the artificial anginex gene for gene therapy approaches. Tumor growth of human MA148 ovarian(More)
Triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells (TREM)-1 plays an important role in innate immune responses and is upregulated under infectious as well as non-infectious conditions. In addition, a soluble TREM-1 variant (sTREM-1) is detectable in sera or bronchoalveolar-lavage fluids from patients. Currently, various studies are difficult to compare, since(More)
Anginex, a designed peptide 33-mer, is a potent angiogenesis inhibitor and anti-tumor agent in vivo. Anginex functions by inhibiting endothelial cell (EC) proliferation and migration leading to detachment and apoptosis of activated EC's. To better understand tumor endothelium targeting properties of anginex and enable its use in gene therapy, we constructed(More)