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Lymphatic reprogramming of micro vascular endothelial cells by CEA-related Cell Adhesion Molecule-1 via interaction with VEGFR-3 and Prox1

Here, we demonstrate that CEACAM1 is expressed and co-localized with podoplanin in lymphatic endothelial cells (LECs) of tumor but not of normal tissue. CEACAM1 overexpression in HDMECs results in a significant increase of podoplanin positive cells...
Authors: Kilic N, Oliveira-Ferrer L, Neshat-Vahid S, Irmak S, Obst-Pernberg K, Wurmbach JH, Loges S, Kilic E,...

PDGF Synergistically Enhances IFN--Induced Expression of CXCL10 in Blood-Derived Macrophages: Implications for HIV Dementia

There is increasing cumulative evidence that activated mononuclear phagocytes (macrophages/microglia) releasing inflammatory mediators in the CNS are a better correlate of HIV-associated dementia (HAD) than the actual viral load in the brain. Earlier...
Authors: Dhillon NK, Peng F, Ransohoff RM, Buch S

Direct Repression of Cyclin D1 by SIP1 Attenuates Cell Cycle Progression in Cells Undergoing an Epithelial Mesenchymal Transition

Zinc finger transcription factors of the Snail/Slug and ZEB-1/SIP1 families control epithelial-mesenchymal transitions in development in cancer. Here, we studied SIP1-regulated mesenchymal conversion of epidermoid A431 cells. We found that...
Authors: Mejlvang J, Kriajevska M, Vandewalle C, Chernova T, Sayan AE, Berx G, Mellon JK, Tulchinsky E

Swimming against the tide: mobility of the microtubule-associated protein tau in neurons

Long-haul transport along microtubules is crucial for neuronal polarity, and transport defects cause neurodegeneration. Tau protein stabilizes microtubule tracks, but in Alzheimer's disease it aggregates and becomes missorted into the somatodendritic...
Authors: Konzack S, Thies E, Marx A, Mandelkow EM, Mandelkow E

Inactivation of HOXA Genes by Hypermethylation in Myeloid and Lymphoid Malignancy is Frequent and Associated with Poor Prognosis

PURPOSE: The HOX genes comprise a large family of homeodomain-containing transcription factors, present in four separate clusters, which are key regulators of embryonic development, hematopoietic differentiation, and leukemogenesis. We aimed to study...
Authors: Strathdee G, Holyoake TL, Sim A, Parker A, Oscier DG, Melo JV, Meyer S, Eden T, Dickinson AM,...

Cdc42-interacting protein 4 functionally links actin and microtubule networks at the cytolytic NK cell immunological synapse

An essential function of the immunological synapse (IS) is directed secretion. NK cells are especially adept at this activity, as they direct lytic granules to the synapse for secretion, which enables cytotoxicity and facilitates host defense. This...
Authors: Banerjee PP, Pandey R, Zheng R, Suhoski MM, Monaco-Shawver L, Orange JS

Ursolic Acid Inhibits STAT3 Activation Pathway Leading to Suppression of Proliferation and Chemosensitization of Human Multiple Myeloma Cells

The activation of signal transducers and activators of transcription 3 (STAT3) has been linked with the proliferation of a variety of human cancer cells, including multiple myeloma. Agents that can suppress STAT3 activation have potential for...
Authors: Pathak AK, Bhutani M, Nair AS, Ahn KS, Chakraborty A, Kadara H, Guha S, Sethi G, Aggarwal BB

Hypoxia-Inducible Factor 1 and Dysregulated c-Myc Cooperatively Induce Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor and Metabolic Switches Hexokinase 2 and Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Kinase 1

Hypoxia is a pervasive microenvironmental factor that affects normal development as well as tumor progression. In most normal cells, hypoxia stabilizes hypoxia-inducible transcription factors (HIFs), particularly HIF-1, which activates genes involved...
Authors: Kim JW, Gao P, Liu YC, Semenza GL, Dang CV

Genetic variants of chemokine receptor CCR7 in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus, Sjogren's syndrome and systemic sclerosis

BACKGROUND: The chemokine receptor CCR7 is a key organizer of the immune system. Gene targeting in mice revealed that Ccr7-deficient animals are severely impaired in the induction of central and peripheral tolerance. Due to these defects,...
Authors: Kahlmann D, Davalos-Misslitz AC, Ohl L, Stanke F, Witte T, Förster R

Clusterin expression can be modulated by changes in TCF1-mediated Wnt signaling

BACKGROUND: Clusterin (CLU) is an enigmatic molecule associated with various physiological processes and disease states. Different modes of cellular stress lead to increased CLU levels, and additionally numerous growth factors and cytokines affect...
Authors: Schepeler T, Mansilla F, Christensen LL, Orntoft TF, Andersen CL
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