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Recently, mosaicism for genome-wide paternal uniparental disomy (patUPD), attributed to androgenetic/biparental mosaicism, has been shown to underlie placental mesenchymal dysplasia (PMD), a distinctive cystic placental phenotype. Manifestations of Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome (BWS) have been observed in approximately one-third of fetuses or liveborn infants(More)
The normal function of the endothelium is impaired in HIV-1 infection. Disturbances of the local cytokines as well as the release of HIV-1 Tat by infected mononuclear cells play a role in endothelial dysfunction. We studied the effects of Tat on the human endothelial ECV cell line. In this system, Tat inhibited cell proliferation only in the presence of(More)
Angiostatin, a 38 kDa internal fragment of plasminogen, is an antiangiogenic endothelial cell inhibitor. It regresses several primary and metastatic tumors in mice. To produce recombinant angiostatin for further structural and functional studies, the mouse angiostatin gene preceded by a sequence including a signal peptide of plasminogen was introduced into(More)
The spindle-shaped cell line TTB was recently isolated from highly vascularized skin lesions of BKV/HIV-1 tat transgenic mice and shown to possess an autocrine loop for hepatocyte growth factor (HGF). We show that fibroblast growth factor-2 (FGF-2) stimulates TTB cell migration and promotes polarization of uPAR at the leading edge of migrating cells.(More)
Angiostatin is a circulating inhibitor of angiogenesis generated by proteolytic cleavage of plasminogen. In this study we have used recombinant human and murine angiostatins (kringles 1-4) as well as native human angiostatin (prepared by elastase digestion of plasminogen [kringles 1-3] or by plasmin autocatalysis in the presence of a free sulfhydryl donor(More)
HIV-1 Tat plays a role in the pathogenesis of Kaposi's sarcoma. We therefore investigated the effect of Tat on the growth of murine Kaposi's sarcoma-like spindle (TTB) cells derived from dermal lesions. We observed that Tat and a peptide corresponding to the carboxyl-terminal region (Tat65-80) containing an RGD sequence inhibit TTB cell proliferation only(More)
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