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Angiogenic activity of breast cancer patients’ monocytes reverted by combined use of systems modeling and experimental approaches

Guex, Nicolas ; Crespo, Isaac ; Bron, Sylvian ; Ifticene-Treboux, Assia ; Faes-van’t Hull, Eveline ; Kharoubi, Solange ; Liechti, Robin ; Werffeli, Patricia ; Ibberson, Mark ; Majo, Francois ; Nicolas, Michäel ; Laurent, Julien ; Garg, Abhishek ; Lehr, Khalil Zaman,Hans-Anton ; Stevenson, Brian J. ; Rüegg, Curzio ; Coukos, George ; Delaloye, Jean-François ; Xenarios, Ioannis ; Doucey, Marie-Agnès

In: PLoS Comput Biol, 2015, vol. 11, no. 3, p. e1004050

Angiogenesis plays a key role in tumor growth and cancer progression. TIE-2-expressing monocytes (TEM) have been reported to critically account for tumor vascularization and growth in mouse tumor experimental models, but the molecular basis of their pro-angiogenic activity are largely unknown. Moreover, differences in the pro-angiogenic activity between blood circulating and tumor infiltrated TEM...

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Emerging paradigms and questions on pro-angiogenic bone marrow-derived myelomonocytic cells

Laurent, Julien ; Touvrey, Cédric ; Botta, Francesca ; Kuonen, François ; Ruegg, Curzio

In: The International Journal of Developmental Biology, 2011, vol. 55, p. 527-534

Cancer-related inflammation has emerged in recent years as a major event contributing to tumor angiogenesis, tumor progression and metastasis formation. Bone marrow-derived and inflammatory cells promote tumor angiogenesis by providing endothelial progenitor cells that differentiate into mature endothelial cells, and by secreting pro-angiogenic factors and remodeling the extracellular matrix to...

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Proangiogenic factor PlGF programs CD11b+ myelomonocytes in breast cancer during differentiation of their hematopoietic progenitors

Laurent, Julien ; Faes-van't Hull, Eveline ; Touvrey, Cedric ; Kuonen, Francois ; Lan, Qiang ; Lorusso, Girieca ; Doucey, Marie-Agnes ; Ciarloni, Laura ; Imaizumi, Natsuko ; Alghisi, Gian Carlo ; Fagiani, Ernesta ; Zaman, Khalil ; Stupp, Roger ; Shibuya, Masabumi ; Delaloye, Jean-François ; Christofori, Gerhard ; Ruegg, Curzio

In: Cancer Research, 2011, p. -

Tumor-mobilized bone marrow-derived CD11b+ myeloid cells promote tumor angiogenesis, but how and when these cells acquire proangiogenic properties is not fully elucidated. Here we show that CD11b+ myelomonocytic cells develop proangiogenic properties during their differentiation from CD34+ hematopoietic progenitors and that Placenta Growth Factor (PlGF) is critical in promoting this education....