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RATIONALE Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs, defined as sca-1(+)flk-1(+)lin(-) mononuclear blood cells) contribute to vascular repair. The role of hypoxia and reactive oxygen species (ROS) in mobilization and function of these cells is incompletely understood. OBJECTIVE We studied the contribution of the NADPH oxidase Nox2, an important vascular source(More)
The phosphatidylinositol (PI)-3 kinase (PI3K) pathway plays a central role in regulating many biological processes via the generation of the key second messenger PI-3,4,5-trisphosphate (PI-3,4,5-P3). This membrane-associated phospholipid, which is rapidly, albeit transiently, synthesized from PI-4,5-P2 by PI3K in response to a diverse array of extracellular(More)
The transcription factor nuclear factor kappa B (NF-kappaB) has been implicated in the regulation of genes mainly involved in inflammation and immune response. We analysed the role of NF-kappaB in signalling pathways induced by the hematopoietic growth factor erythropoietin (EPO). Our data, obtained by electrophoretic mobility shift assays (EMSA) and(More)
The ligand-dependent activation of the JAK/STAT (Januskinase/Signal Transducer and Activator of Transcription) pathway has been implicated in the explanation of cytokine-specific regulation of gene expression. Previous studies have reported conflicting results on the role of the transcription factor STAT5 in erythropoietin (EPO)-induced cellular responses.(More)
Proteomic techniques provide new tools for the global analysis of protein profiles but also for the investigation of specific protein functions. The analysis of signaling cascades has traditionally been performed by the determination of enzymatic or transcription factor activities representing a certain pathway. Functional proteomics now allows more(More)
The Cbl-interacting 85-kDa protein (CIN85) plays an important role as a negative regulator of signaling pathways induced by receptor tyrosine kinases. By assembling multiprotein complexes this versatile adaptor enhances receptor tyrosine kinase-activated clathrin-mediated endocytosis and reduces phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase-induced(More)
Galectin-1 (gal-1), a member of the family of β-galactoside binding proteins, participates in several biological processes such as immunomodulation, cell adhesion, regulation of cell growth and apoptosis. The aim of this study was to investigate whether gal-1 interferes with the Fas (Apo-1/CD95)-associated apoptosis cascade in the T-cell lines Jurkat and(More)
The phosphatidylinositol-3 kinase (PI3K) pathway plays a central role in regulating numerous biologic processes, including survival, adhesion, migration, metabolic activity, proliferation, differentiation, and end cell activation through the generation of the potent second messenger PI-3,4,5-trisphosphate (PI-3,4,5-P(3)). To ensure that activation of this(More)
The development of erythroid progenitor cells is triggered via the expression of the erythropoietin receptor (EPOR) and its activation by erythropoietin. The function of the resulting receptor complex depends critically on the presence of activated JAK2, and the complex contains a large number of signaling molecules recruited to eight phosphorylated(More)
The transcription factor Egr-1 is encoded by an immediate early response gene and has been shown to be a key regulator in the induction of apoptosis, mitogenesis and differentiation. It is rapidly induced by different stimuli including the glycoprotein hormone erythropoietin. In this report, we analyse the role of different erythropoietin receptor(More)
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