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CCN2 expression by fibroblasts is not required for cutaneous tissue repair.

Liu S, Thompson K, Leask A.

Wound Repair Regen. 2014 Jan-Feb;22(1):119-24. doi: 10.1111/wrr.12131.


CCN2 is required for bleomycin-induced skin fibrosis in mice.

Liu S, Shi-wen X, Abraham DJ, Leask A.

Arthritis Rheum. 2011 Jan;63(1):239-46. doi: 10.1002/art.30074.


The angiogenic factor Cyr61 activates a genetic program for wound healing in human skin fibroblasts.

Chen CC, Mo FE, Lau LF.

J Biol Chem. 2001 Dec 14;276(50):47329-37. Epub 2001 Oct 2.


Inflammatory microenvironment and tumor necrosis factor alpha as modulators of periostin and CCN2 expression in human non-healing skin wounds and dermal fibroblasts.

Elliott CG, Forbes TL, Leask A, Hamilton DW.

Matrix Biol. 2015 Apr;43:71-84. doi: 10.1016/j.matbio.2015.03.003. Epub 2015 Mar 14.


CCN2 is required for recruitment of Sox2-expressing cells during cutaneous tissue repair.

Tsang M, Leask A.

J Cell Commun Signal. 2015 Dec;9(4):341-6. doi: 10.1007/s12079-014-0245-7. Epub 2014 Oct 18.


Connective tissue growth factor/CCN2-null mouse embryonic fibroblasts retain intact transforming growth factor-beta responsiveness.

Mori Y, Hinchcliff M, Wu M, Warner-Blankenship M, M Lyons K, Varga J.

Exp Cell Res. 2008 Mar 10;314(5):1094-104. doi: 10.1016/j.yexcr.2007.12.010. Epub 2007 Dec 23.


Fibrosis caused by loss of PTEN expression in mouse fibroblasts is crucially dependent on CCN2.

Liu S, Parapuram SK, Leask A.

Arthritis Rheum. 2013 Nov;65(11):2940-4. doi: 10.1002/art.38121.


Integrin-dependent functions of the angiogenic inducer NOV (CCN3): implication in wound healing.

Lin CG, Chen CC, Leu SJ, Grzeszkiewicz TM, Lau LF.

J Biol Chem. 2005 Mar 4;280(9):8229-37. Epub 2004 Dec 20.


CCN2 (connective tissue growth factor) promotes fibroblast adhesion to fibronectin.

Chen Y, Abraham DJ, Shi-Wen X, Pearson JD, Black CM, Lyons KM, Leask A.

Mol Biol Cell. 2004 Dec;15(12):5635-46. Epub 2004 Sep 15.


Systemic sclerosis endothelial cells recruit and activate dermal fibroblasts by induction of a connective tissue growth factor (CCN2)/transforming growth factor β-dependent mesenchymal-to-mesenchymal transition.

Serratì S, Chillà A, Laurenzana A, Margheri F, Giannoni E, Magnelli L, Chiarugi P, Dotor J, Feijoo E, Bazzichi L, Bombardieri S, Kahaleh B, Fibbi G, Del Rosso M.

Arthritis Rheum. 2013 Jan;65(1):258-69. doi: 10.1002/art.37705.


Expression of integrin beta1 by fibroblasts is required for tissue repair in vivo.

Liu S, Xu SW, Blumbach K, Eastwood M, Denton CP, Eckes B, Krieg T, Abraham DJ, Leask A.

J Cell Sci. 2010 Nov 1;123(Pt 21):3674-82. doi: 10.1242/jcs.070672. Epub 2010 Oct 12.


Loss of PTEN expression by mouse fibroblasts results in lung fibrosis through a CCN2-dependent mechanism.

Parapuram SK, Thompson K, Tsang M, Hutchenreuther J, Bekking C, Liu S, Leask A.

Matrix Biol. 2015 Apr;43:35-41. doi: 10.1016/j.matbio.2015.01.017. Epub 2015 Jan 30.


Regeneration of defects in articular cartilage in rat knee joints by CCN2 (connective tissue growth factor).

Nishida T, Kubota S, Kojima S, Kuboki T, Nakao K, Kushibiki T, Tabata Y, Takigawa M.

J Bone Miner Res. 2004 Aug;19(8):1308-19. Epub 2004 Mar 29.


The role of connective tissue growth factor, a multifunctional matricellular protein, in fibroblast biology.

Leask A, Abraham DJ.

Biochem Cell Biol. 2003 Dec;81(6):355-63. Review.


Selective expression of connective tissue growth factor in fibroblasts in vivo promotes systemic tissue fibrosis.

Sonnylal S, Shi-Wen X, Leoni P, Naff K, Van Pelt CS, Nakamura H, Leask A, Abraham D, Bou-Gharios G, de Crombrugghe B.

Arthritis Rheum. 2010 May;62(5):1523-32. doi: 10.1002/art.27382.


CCN2 is necessary for the function of mouse embryonic fibroblasts.

Kennedy L, Liu S, Shi-Wen X, Chen Y, Eastwood M, Sabetkar M, Carter DE, Lyons KM, Black CM, Abraham DJ, Leask A.

Exp Cell Res. 2007 Mar 10;313(5):952-64. Epub 2006 Dec 23. Erratum in: Exp Cell Res. 2007 Oct 1;313(16):3671. Sabetkar, Mojhgan [added].


Rac1 expression by fibroblasts is required for tissue repair in vivo.

Liu S, Kapoor M, Leask A.

Am J Pathol. 2009 May;174(5):1847-56. doi: 10.2353/ajpath.2009.080779. Epub 2009 Apr 6.

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