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O the culture media markedly and specifically increased cell migration levels in human neoplastic astrocytes, and that these effects were related to striking modifications in the organization of the actin cytoskeleton and an increase in small GTPase RhoA expression [33]. Conversely, knocking down galectin-1 expression in U87MG GBM cells by stable transfection with antisense galectin-1 mRNA, the co
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Ase) makes it a resource for identification, as well as preclinical targeting, of novel mediators of glioma invasion. Galectin-1 was identified in this manner, and has proven in vitro and in vivo to be important in the migration and invasion of glioblastoma cells. Previous work suggests an even greater role of galectin-1 in GBM neoangiogenesis, chemo- and radioresistence, and immune privilege. Tar
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Few of our U87 galectin1 clones. Parental U87MG cells, along with galectin-1 and acGFP-only clones were injected into the right caudate/putamen complex of nude mice. Tumors overexpressing galectin-1 shortened survival of their hosts compared to their parental counterparts (Figure 5). A few animals (7/20) bearing tumors expressing acGFP alone eventually exhibited neurological symptoms. The examinat
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Ed by the current ones, highlight a major role for galectin-1 in GBM invasiveness. The characteristic malignant phenotype of glioblastoma extends beyond aggressive invasion. This tumor develops resistance to chemo- and radio-therapy, it promotes neoangiogenesis, and it seems to benefit from immune privilege. Interestingly, galectin-1 may play a role in promoting each of these phenotypes. While gal
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X Ethnicity (n = 555, 336, 219) White/Caucasian (reference) Unknown/Mixed/ Other Aboriginal Asian Obesity Diabetes mellitus Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Alcohol abuse Chronic kidney disease Day 1 support, physiology, and laboratory values APACHE II score (n = 508, 306, 202) Invasive mechanical ventilation (n = 553, 338, 215) Inotrope or vasopressor Mean arterial pressure (mmHg) (n = 522,
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Y used model system for the analysis of vertebrate embryogenesis and organ development. While genetic methods are readily available in zebrafish, protocols for two dimensional (2D) gel electrophoresis and proteomics have yet to be developed. Results: As a prerequisite to carry out proteomic experiments with early zebrafish embryos, we developed a method to efficiently remove the yolk from large ba
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Ant, and the Mayo Clinic Clinician Investigator Training Program (LGT). Author details 1 The Texas Brain and Spine Institute, 8441 St. Hwy 47, Suite 4300, Bryan, TX 77807, USA. 2Department of Neuroscience and Experimental Therapeutics, Texas A M HSC College of Medicine, 2006 MREB, 8447 St. Hwy 47, Bryan, TX 77807, USA. 3Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA. 4 Division of Biomed
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Esthesia. At the onset of neurological symptoms, animals were sacrificed in accordance with the Mayo Clinic IACUC. Survival curves were generated from those animals (38 of 40) developing tumors (7 of 20 acGFP-only).xenograft lines is necessary to characterize completely the in vivo phenotypic alterations that accompany overexpression of galectin-1.Our model system has identified galectin-1 as a ma

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