Annick Jullienne

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DNA complementary to mRNA extracted from the thyroid glands of patients suffering from medullary carcinoma of the thyroid (MCT), a calcitonin-producing tumour, was inserted in the Pst site of pBR 322 by G-C tailing. The recombinant plasmids were used to transform Escherichia coli DP 50. Ampicillin-resistant clones were screened using a 32P-labelled cDNA to(More)
1,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D3 [1,25-(OH)2D3] induces the differentiation of monocytes into macrophage-like cells in vitro. To identify the genes expressed during this process, we performed differential display polymerase chain reaction on RNA extracted from cord blood monocytes (CBMs) treated with 1,25-(OH)2D3. Treated CBMs expressed type-I(More)
Calcitonin shows considerable divergence in amino acid sequence between lower vertebrates and higher vertebrates. Immunoreactive salmon-like calcitonin molecules are present in the thyroid of man and rat. Elucidation of the almost complete sequence of chicken calcitonin mRNA revealed that the calcitonin precursor in chickens had the same organisation as in(More)
High bone resorption by the osteoclast results in osteoporosis, a disease affecting 40% of women after the menopause. Calcitonin, used to treat osteoporosis, inhibits bone resorption via receptors located on the osteoclasts. Two alleles of the calcitonin receptor gene ( CTR ) exist: a base mutation T-->C in the third intracellular C-terminal domain changes(More)
We have characterized, by RT-PCR amplification using specific primers, the presence of glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-I) receptor mRNA in CA-77 cells, a C cell line derived from a rat medullary thyroid carcinoma. Down-regulation of the GLP-1 receptor mRNA was observed after exposure of CA-77 C cells with GLP-1 (7-37). Increased secretion of both calcitonin(More)
High levels of prostaglandins (PGs) are currently found in tumoral cells, due to expression of the inducible PGs synthesis enzyme, the cyclooxygenase 2 (COX 2). Non Steroidal Anti Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) possess an antitumoral effect related, in a large extend, to the inhibition of this enzyme. It was recently suggested that the decreased activity of(More)
Medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) is a C cell neoplasm-secreting calcitonin. Surgery remains the only treatment as the primary tumor and metastases resist radio- and chemotherapies. MTC produces high amounts of prostaglandins (PGs). Nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs have an antitumoral effect, generally related to the decrease of PG levels. We assessed the(More)
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) inhibit prostaglandin (PG) synthesis enzymes, the cyclooxygenases (COX-1 and 2). It is suggested that these enzymes are not their only targets. We reported that in tumoral TT cell, indomethacin, in vivo and in vitro, decreases proliferation and increases activity of 15-hydroxyprostaglandin-dehydrogenase(More)
To delineate the implication of c-fos protooncogenic in the osteogenie process, we have investigated the temporal pattern of c-fos mRNA expression in fetal and neonatal rat bone during intramembranous and endochondral bone formation. Northern blot analysis of mRNA extracted from calvaria and femur showed that expression of c-fos, Histone H4, and osteocalcin(More)