Cathia Duchesne

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Large increases in cAMP concentration inside the cell are generally growth inhibitory for most cell lines of mesenchymal and epithelial origin. Moreover, recent data suggest a role of cAMP in survival of different cell types. Herein, the ability of forskolin (an adenylyl cyclase activator) and IBMX (3-isobutyl-1-methylxanthine) (a phosphodiesterase(More)
Protein-tyrosine phosphatase SHP-1 is expressed at high levels in hematopoietic cells and at moderate levels in many other cell types including epithelial cells. Although SHP-1 has been shown to be a negative regulator of multiple signaling pathways in hematopoietic cells, very little is known about the biological role of SHP-1 in epithelial cells. In order(More)
The acrosome reaction of human spermatozoa is a prerequisite to fertilization. It has been hypothesized that secretions of cumulus cells could be involved in the induction of this sperm reaction. A source of variation in the in-vitro fertilization of human oocytes could be the maturational differences in the cumulus cells which affect the acrosome reaction.(More)
SHP-1 is expressed in the nuclei of intestinal epithelial cells (IECs). Increased SHP-1 expression and phosphatase activity coincide with cell cycle arrest and differentiation in these cells. Suspecting the tumor-suppressive properties of SHP-1, a yeast two-hybrid screen of an IEC cDNA library was conducted using the full-length SHP-1 as bait.(More)
To investigate the early molecular events in human oocytes that are triggered by fertilization, the authors examined the pattern of polypeptides synthesized by unfertilized and dispermic embryos obtained through an in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer (IVF-ET) program. Compared with unfertilized oocytes of the same postovulatory age, the de novo(More)
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