Charles Dumontet

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An essential component of microtubules, α-tubulin is also a multigene family in many species. An orthology-based nomenclature for this gene family has previously been difficult to assign due to incomplete genome builds and the high degree of sequence similarity between members of this family. Using the current genome builds, sequence analysis of human,(More)
PURPOSE To analyze the available data concerning mechanisms of action of and mechanisms of resistance to the antitubulin agents, vinca alkaloids and taxanes, and more recently described compounds. DESIGN We conducted a review of the literature on classic and recent antitubulin agents, focusing particularly on the relationships between antitubulin agents(More)
The human colon adenocarcinoma HT29-D4 cell line is an interesting model for studies on epithelial cell differentiation. Undifferentiated cells are malignant proliferating cells, whereas differentiated cells act like epithelial polarized cells. In the present study, we first characterized the action of taxoids on the microtubular network of HT29-D4 cells(More)
BACKGROUND Several recent reports have connected protein methylation with differentiation. Furthermore, the BTG/TOB proteins have also been implicated in such control. BTG1 and 2 have been shown to interact with PRMT1 (predominant cellular arginine N-methyltransferase of type I). RESULTS First, we have studied the interaction between PRMT1 and the(More)
Protein synthesis is a fundamental cell process and ribosomes - particularly through the ribosomal RNA that display ribozyme activity--are the main effectors of this process. Ribosome biogenesis is a very complex process involving transcriptional aswell as many post-transcriptional steps to produce functional ribosomes. It is now well demonstrated that(More)
The treatment of advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC is based on the combination of platin and one of the following agents: taxanes, gemcitabine, vinorelbine or irinotecan. There are no significant differences in efficacy among these combinations suggesting that the maximum efficacy has been reached. In this review, we will consider the mechanisms of(More)
A variant of the multidrug-resistant human sarcoma cell line Dx5 was derived by co-selection with doxorubicin and the cyclosporin D analogue PSC 833, a potent inhibitor of the multidrug transporter P-glycoprotein. The variant DxP cells manifest an altered phenotype compared with Dx5, with decreased cross-resistance to Vinca alkaloids and no resistance to(More)
Cross-resistance to molecules used in endocrine therapy is among the main challenges in the treatment of estrogen receptor-alpha (ERalpha) positive breast cancer. In this study, we used two different cell models of resistance to anti-estrogens: MVLN/CL6.7 cells and VP229/VP267 cells selected after exposure to tamoxifen respectively in vitro and in vivo to(More)
BACKGROUND Nucleotide excision repair (NER) removes many types of DNA lesions including those induced by UV radiation and platinum-based therapy. Resistance to platinum-based therapy correlates with high expression of ERCC1, a major element of the NER machinery. The interaction between ERCC1 and XPA is essential for a successful NER function. Therefore, one(More)
BACKGROUND Gemcitabine is an analogue of deoxycytidine with activity against several solid tumors. In order to elucidate the mechanisms by which tumor cells become resistant to gemcitabine, we developed the resistant subline RL-G from the human follicular lymphoma cell line RL-7 by prolonged exposure of parental cells to increasing concentrations of(More)