Roselyne Tournaire

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Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma remains one of the most lethal of all solid tumors with an overall five-year survival rate of only 3-5%. Its aggressive biology and resistance to conventional and targeted therapeutic agents lead to a typical clinical presentation of incurable disease once diagnosed. The disease is characterized by the presence of a dense(More)
Tie2, an endothelial cell-specific receptor kinase, has an important role in tumour angiogenesis. In an attempt to identify peptides that specifically interact with and block the Tie2 pathway, a phage-displayed peptide library was screened on a recombinant Tie2 receptor. One peptide, NLLMAAS, completely abolished the binding to Tie2 of both angiopoietin 2(More)
The comparative tumorigenicity in rats and nude mice of cell lines derived from FR3T3 and transformed by either c-jun, ras, SV40 lt, or bovine papilloma virus type 1 (BPV1) oncogenes was investigated. c-Jun-transformed cells were as tumorigenic and metastatic as Ras-transformed cells. Latencies were short, and numerous pulmonary metastases were observed in(More)
Angiopoietins are ligands of the endothelial cell tyrosine kinase receptor Tie2. Angiopoietin-1 (Ang-1) is widely expressed in human normal adult tissues and promotes blood vessel maturation and stabilization by inducing Tie2 receptor phosphorylation. In contrast, the antagonistic ligand Angiopoietin-2 (Ang-2) is up-regulated by hypoxia, expressed only at(More)
Embryonic stem (ES) cells differentiate in vitro into all cell lineages. We previously found that the p38 mitogen activated kinase (p38MAPK) pathway controls the commitment of ES cells toward either cardiomyogenesis (p38 on) or neurogenesis (p38 off ). In this study, we show that p38α knock-out ES cells do not differentiate into cardiac, endothelial, smooth(More)
Endothelial-mesenchymal transition (EndMT) has a significant role in embryonic heart formation and in various pathologies. However, the molecular mechanisms that regulate EndMT induction remain to be elucidated. We show that suppression of receptor tyrosine kinase Tie1 but not Tie2 induces human endothelial cells to undergo EndMT and that Slug deficiency(More)
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