OBJECTIVE We have recently reported that adventitial fibroblasts are able to express endothelin-1 (ET-1) in response to angiotensin II (Ang II) stimulation. However, the mechanism by which this occurs in the adventitia remains unclear. As Ang II has been reported to increase oxidant production by NADPH oxidase, we examined the role of this complex in Ang II… (More)
Arteries from hypertensive animals and humans have increased spontaneous tone. Increased superoxide anion (superoxide) contributes to elevated blood pressure (BP) and spontaneous tone in hypertension. The association between the extracellular signaling-regulated kinase 1/2 (ERK1/2)-mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) signaling pathway and generation of… (More)
The matrix metalloproteinase MMP-2 is up-regulated in epithelial cancers and its mRNA localizes to stromal fibroblasts. In this paper we show that co-culture of ovarian carcinoma cells with fibroblasts resulted in an enhanced release of proMMP-2 and TIMP-2 into the culture medium. Cell-cell interaction was a major factor in this response and carcinoma cells… (More)
In order to identify potential markers of renal cancer, the plasma membrane protein content of renal cell carcinoma (RCC)-derived cell lines was annotated using a proteomics process. One unusual protein identified at high levels in A498 and 786-O cells was CD70 (TNFSF7), a type II transmembrane receptor normally expressed on a subset of B, T and NK cells,… (More)
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