References of "Lapiere, C"
     in
Bookmark and Share    
Full Text
Peer Reviewed
See detailADAMTS-2 functions as anti-angiogenic and anti-tumoral molecule independently of its catalytic activity.
Dubail, Johanne ULg; Kesteloot, F.; Deroanne, Christophe ULg et al

in Cellular & Molecular Life Sciences (2010)

ADAMTS-2 is a metalloproteinase that plays a key role in the processing of fibrillar procollagen precursors into mature collagen molecules by excising the amino-propeptide. We demonstrate that recombinant ... [more ▼]

ADAMTS-2 is a metalloproteinase that plays a key role in the processing of fibrillar procollagen precursors into mature collagen molecules by excising the amino-propeptide. We demonstrate that recombinant ADAMTS-2 is also able to reduce proliferation of endothelial cells, and to induce their retraction and detachment from the substrate resulting in apoptosis. Dephosphorylation of Erk1/2 and MLC largely precedes the ADAMTS-2 induced morphological alterations. In 3-D culture models, ADAMTS-2 strongly reduced branching of capillary-like structures formed by endothelial cells and their long-term maintenance and inhibited vessels formation in embryoid bodies (EB). Growth and vascularization of tumors formed in nude mice by HEK 293-EBNA cells expressing ADAMTS-2 were drastically reduced. A similar anti-tumoral activity was observed when using cells expressing recombinant deleted forms of ADAMTS-2, including catalytically inactive enzyme. Nucleolin, a nuclear protein also found to be associated with the cell membrane, was identified as a potential receptor mediating the antiangiogenic properties of ADAMTS-2. [less ▲]

Detailed reference viewed: 52 (17 ULg)
Full Text
Peer Reviewed
See detailHistological and transcriptional study of angiogenesis and lymphangiogenesis in uninvolved skin, acute pinpoint lesions and established psoriasis plaques: an approach of vascular development chronology in psoriasis
Henno, Audrey ULg; Blacher, Silvia ULg; Lambert, Charles ULg et al

in Journal of Dermatological Science (2010), 57(3), 162-169

Background Dysregulation of angiogenesis and lymphangiogenesis could participate in psoriasis pathogenesis. Analysis of nascent psoriasis lesions should help at identifying early vascular anomalies ... [more ▼]

Background Dysregulation of angiogenesis and lymphangiogenesis could participate in psoriasis pathogenesis. Analysis of nascent psoriasis lesions should help at identifying early vascular anomalies. Objective To analyse vascular development, angiogenesis and lymphangiogenesis markers expression in uninvolved skin in psoriatic patients (N), early psoriasis lesions or pinpoints (PP) and psoriasis plaques (PSO). Methods Skin biopsies were taken in 17 patients in N and in PSO and/or PP. The mRNA steady-state level of angiogenesis and lymphangiogenesis markers was measured by RT-PCR. Immunohistochemistry was performed for von Willebrand factor, podoplanin, Ki-67 and VEGFR3. Blood (BV) and lymphatic (LV) vessels expansion was measured by computer-assisted morphometry. Results Clinical and epidermal aspects indicated that PP are intermediate between N and PSO. While total BV area was already increased in PP similarly to PSO as compared to N, LV area in PP was intermediate between N and PSO. Mean LV size was identical in N and PP and increased in PSO, mean BV size in PP being intermediate between N and PSO. VEGF-A 189 variant was increased in PP as compared to N and PSO. As compared to N, angiogenesis markers (VEGF-A isoforms, PlGF, VEGFR2, NRP-1), VEGF-C and NRP-2 were similarly increased in PP and PSO. Keratin 16 and the lymphangiogenesis markers (VEGFR3, prox-1) were intermediate in PP. Conclusion These data suggest that the expansion of lymphatic vessels occurs after blood vascular development in psoriasis. Expansion of BV in PP could be followed by vessel enlargement during progression to PSO, in parallel with a decreased VEGF-A 189/VEGF-A 121 balance in plaques [less ▲]

Detailed reference viewed: 61 (6 ULg)
Peer Reviewed
See detailA new in vitro model of Microsporum canis dermatophytosis in reconstituted feline skin
Tabart, J.; Baldo, Aline ULg; Vermout, S. et al

Conference (2006)

Detailed reference viewed: 14 (4 ULg)
Peer Reviewed
See detailReconstituted basement-membrane matrix modulates fibroblast activities in vitro
Emonard, H.; Grimaud, J. A.; Nusgens, Betty ULg et al

in Journal of Cellular Physiology (1987), 133(1), 95-102

Cellular growth and collagen biosynthesis were compared in dermal calf fibroblasts cultured on plastic or on a reconstituted basement membrane gel, termed matrigel. This matrix, extracted from Engelbreth ... [more ▼]

Cellular growth and collagen biosynthesis were compared in dermal calf fibroblasts cultured on plastic or on a reconstituted basement membrane gel, termed matrigel. This matrix, extracted from Engelbreth-Holm-Swarm tumors, consists mainly of laminin, entactin, type IV collagen, and heparan sulfate proteoglycan. The multiplication rate of fibroblasts grown on matrigel was stimulated compared to that of monolayered cells cultured on plastic, and these cells formed multilayers after 4 days. Protein and collagen biosynthesis was reduced in fibroblasts cultured on matrigel. A higher proportion of the newly synthesized collagen (40%) was incorporated to the extracellular matrix in cultures grown on matrigel than in those grown on plastic (14%). Type III collagen was the preferential collagen type deposited on matrigel, and the ratio of type III:type I collagens secreted in the medium was also slightly higher in cultures grown on matrigel. Partially processed collagen was more abundant in fibroblasts grown on matrigel than in cells cultured on plastic. Finally, cells grown on matrigel exhibited a higher catabolic activity than cells grown on plastic. In this experimental model, the reconstituted basement-membrane matrix seems to influence the activities of fibroblasts significantly. [less ▲]

Detailed reference viewed: 5 (0 ULg)
Peer Reviewed
See detailSynthesis of basement membrane components by differentiated thyroid cells.
Wadeleux, P.; Nusgens, Betty ULg; Foidart, Jean-Michel ULg et al

in Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (1985), 846(2), 257-64

Morphological studies indicate that basement membrane formation or maintenance can be achieved in cultures of thyroid cells. In the present investigation we have studied the biosynthesis of this ... [more ▼]

Morphological studies indicate that basement membrane formation or maintenance can be achieved in cultures of thyroid cells. In the present investigation we have studied the biosynthesis of this extracellular matrix by differentiated porcine thyroid cells in culture. They were prepared by two procedures: (1) thyroid cells isolated by dispase digestion of the thyroid gland were maintained in serum-free medium on poly(L-lysine) coated dishes; (2) thyroid follicles released by collagenase treatment of the gland were isolated by differential filtration and cultured in suspension on agarose-coated dishes. In both cases, functional follicular-like structures were obtained as shown by their ability to organify Na125I and to respond to thyrotropin stimulation (250 microU/ml). After incubating the cells with radiolabeled proline or methionine, collagen synthesis was observed with the two types of culture, as shown by the formation of radioactive hydroxyproline and by the synthesis of peptides with electrophoretic properties identical to those of authentic collagen molecules and susceptible to collagenase. Besides variable amounts of type I and type III collagen-like peptides, significant proportions of labeled peptides migrated with type IV collagen chains and were precipitated by anti-type IV collagen antibody; thyrotropin had no significant effect either on the total collagen synthesis or on the relative amounts of the different collagen peptides. When thyroid cells were incubated with [35S]sulfate, a labeled glycosaminoglycan with chromatographic properties analogous to that of heparan sulfate could be obtained in both culture conditions; here again, no effect of thyrotropin was observed. The ability of differentiated porcine thyroid cells to synthesize basement membrane was suggested by their production of type IV collagen and heparan sulfate, two of its potential components. Thyrotropin, which drastically enhanced the functional property of the cells, did not seem to regulate this synthesis. [less ▲]

Detailed reference viewed: 4 (0 ULg)
See detailInteractions of human breast adenocarcinoma with the extracellular matrix - a new concept to study cancer invasion.
Foidart, Jean-Michel ULg; Verly, M.; Castronovo, Vincenzo ULg et al

in Evaluation du Risque de Cancer Mammaire. Chimiothérapie Première ? (1985)

Detailed reference viewed: 7 (0 ULg)