Zahia Benslimane-Ahmim

Learn More
BACKGROUND Osteoprotegerin (OPG), a soluble receptor of the tumour necrosis factor family, and its ligand, the receptor activator of nuclear factor-κB ligand (RANKL), are emerging as important regulators of vascular pathophysiology. OBJECTIVES We evaluated their effects on vasculogenesis induced by endothelial colony-forming cells (ECFC) and on neovessel(More)
Osteoprotegerin (OPG), a soluble tumour necrosis factor receptor superfamily member, inhibits RANKL-mediated osteoclastogenesis. We have previously reported that OPG enhances the proangiogenic properties of endothelial colony-forming cells (ECFCs) in vitro, and promotes vasculogenesis in vivo. Here we investigated how OPG promotes neovascularisation.(More)
Thrombospondin-1 (TSP-1) gives rise to fragments that have both pro- and anti-angiogenic effects in vitro and in vivo. The TSP-HepI peptide (2.3 kDa), located in the N-terminal domain of TSP-1, has proangiogenic effects on endothelial cells. We have previously shown that TSP-1 itself exhibits a dual effect on endothelial colony-forming cells (ECFC) by(More)
We previously reported that OPG is involved in ischemic tissue neovascularization through the secretion of SDF-1 by pretreated-OPG endothelial colony-forming cells (ECFCs). As the vascularization is one of the key factor influencing the tumour growth and cancer cell dissemination, we investigated whether OPG was able to modulate the invasion of human(More)
  • 1