Brigitte Vi-Fane

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Bidirectional transcription, leading to the expression of an antisense (AS) RNA partially complementary to the protein coding sense (S) RNA, is an emerging subject in mammals and has been associated with various processes such as RNA interference, imprinting and transcription inhibition. Homeobox genes do not escape this bidirectional transcription, raising(More)
Msx1 homeobox gene, a member of Msx family, has been implicated in numerous organs. Its participation was established in different events, such as morphogenetic field determinism and epithelio-mesenchymal interactions. Most of Msx1 target organs are also known for their sensitivity to Vitamin D: such as bone, tooth germ, and hair follicle. Whereas, the(More)
Tooth agenesis and clef palate are associated to the mutation of the Msx1 homeobox genes, highlighting the pivotal role of homeobox genes during the initial development of the craniofacial skeleton. Msx1 also controls the terminal differentiation of mineralised tissues forming cells. Recently, a Msx1 antisense RNA has been identified which inhibits Msx1(More)
Primary alveolar cleft repair has two main purposes: to restore normal morphology and normal function. Gingivoperiosteoplasty with bone grafting in mixed dentition has been a well-established procedure. We hypothesized that 1) performance of this surgery in deciduous dentition would provide favorable bone graft osseointegration, and 2) would improve the(More)
Many genes that interact in a complex and interdependent manner participate in the development of the craniofacial complex. One of them, the Msxl homeobox gene, a transcription factor, is expressed from early developmental stages to adulthood in accordance with specific spatio-temporal patterns. When it is suppressed, transgenic mice exhibit craniofacial(More)
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