Carole Yolande Perrot

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Transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) is a pleiotropic growth factor with broad tissue distribution that plays critical roles during embryonic development, normal tissue homeostasis, and cancer. While its cytostatic activity on normal epithelial cells initially defined TGF-β signaling as a tumor suppressor pathway, there is ample evidence indicating that(More)
Recent advances in the field of cancer therapeutics come from the development of drugs that specifically recognize validated oncogenic or pro-metastatic targets. The latter may be mutated proteins with altered function, such as kinases that become constitutively active, or critical components of growth factor signaling pathways, whose deregulation leads to(More)
In melanoma cells, high expression of the transcription factor GLI2 is associated with increased invasive potential and loss of E-cadherin expression, an event reminiscent of the epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT). Herein, we provide evidence that GLI2 represses E-cadherin gene (CDH1) expression in melanoma cells via distinct mechanisms, enhancing(More)
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