Spyros S. Skandalis

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Serglycin has been initially characterized as an intracellular proteoglycan expressed by hematopoietic cells. All inflammatory cells highly synthesize serglycin and store it in granules, where it interacts with numerous inflammatory mediators, such as proteases, chemokines, cytokines, and growth factors. Serglycin is implicated in their storage into the(More)
BACKGROUND Mammographic density (MD) and malignant-appearing microcalcifications (MAMCs) represent the earliest mammographic findings of non-palpable breast carcinomas. Matrix proteoglycans versican and decorin are frequently over-expressed in various malignancies and are differently involved in the progression of cancer. In the present study, we have(More)
Serglycin is a proteoglycan expressed by some malignant cells. It promotes metastasis and protects some tumor cells from complement system attack. In the present study, we show for the first time the in situ expression of serglycin by breast cancer cells by immunohistochemistry in patients' material. Moreover, we demonstrate high expression and constitutive(More)
The leading complication of total joint replacement is periprosthetic osteolysis, which often results in aseptic loosening of the implant, leading to revision surgery. Extracellular matrix degradation and connective tissue remodeling around implants have been considered as major biological events in the periprosthetic loosening. Critical mediators of wear(More)
Although syndecan-4 is implicated in cancer progression, there is no information for its role in testicular germ cell tumours (TGCTs). Thus, we examined the expression of syndecan-4 in patients with TGCTs and its correlation with the clinicopathological findings. Immunohistochemical staining in 71 tissue specimens and mRNA analysis revealed significant(More)
Proteoglycans (PGs) are widely expressed in all areas of the brain. In this study, the keratan sulfate-containing PGs (KS-PGs) from cerebrum (CB), cerebellum (CL) and brainstem (BS) of young sheep brain were isolated, purified and characterized. The amount of KS-PGs in CL was significantly lower than that in CB and BS. KS-PGs were characterized by increased(More)
Recent advances in the structural biology of chondroitin sulfate chains have suggested important biological functions in the development of the brain. Several studies have demonstrated that the composition of chondroitin sulfate chains changes with aging and normal brain maturation. In this study, we determined the concentration of all glycosaminoglycan(More)
In the last few decades, outstanding strides have been made on understanding the impact of extracellular matrices (ECMs) on cellular behavior in health and disease. It is now clear that ECMs are not inactive space-filling materials but, in contrast, apart from their structural roles they interact with cells and generate signals to control a multitude of(More)
Keratan sulphate was identified in sheep brain. We describe here the isolation and partial characterization of keratan sulphate from cerebrum, cerebellum and brainstem of young sheep brains. The galactosaminoglycan was isolated by using ion-exchange chromatography and gel filtration after exhaustive digestion with papain of the delipidated tissues, followed(More)
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