Christelle Lenain

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A major issue in telomere research is to understand how the integrity of chromosome ends is preserved . The human telomeric protein TRF2 coordinates several pathways that prevent checkpoint activation and chromosome fusions. In this work, we identified hSNM1B, here named Apollo, as a novel TRF2-interacting factor. Interestingly, the N-terminal domain of(More)
Telomeres can fold into t-loops that may result from the invasion of the 3′ overhang into duplex DNA. Their formation is facilitated in vitro by the telomeric protein TRF2, but very little is known regarding the mechanisms involved. Here we reveal that TRF2 generates positive supercoiling and condenses DNA. Using a variety of TRF2 mutants, we demonstrate a(More)
Human telomeres are protected from DNA damage by a nucleoprotein complex that includes the repeat-binding factor TRF2. Here, we report that TRF2 regulates the 5' exonuclease activity of its binding partner, Apollo, a member of the metallo-beta-lactamase family that is required for telomere integrity during S phase. TRF2 and Apollo also suppress damage to(More)
Cellular senescence is a largely irreversible form of cell cycle arrest triggered by various types of damage and stress, including oncogene expression (termed oncogene-induced senescence or OIS). We and others have previously demonstrated that OIS occurs in human benign lesions, acting as a potent tumor suppressor mechanism. Numerous phenotypic changes(More)
Cellular senescence is a mechanism that virtually irreversibly suppresses the proliferative capacity of cells in response to various stress signals. This includes the expression of activated oncogenes, which causes Oncogene-Induced Senescence (OIS). A body of evidence points to the involvement in OIS of chromatin reorganization, including the formation of(More)
The telomeres protect the end of chromosomes from being recognized and processed as an accidental double stranded break. In human somatic cells, telomeres shorten progressively with every round of DNA replication, leading to dysfunctional telomeres that trigger cellular senescence or apoptosis depending on the cell type. This telomere erosion appears to(More)
High-dose chemotherapy and autologous marrow or peripheral stem cell support offers the best chance of cure in some subgroups of patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). Less is known about the role of a second course of myeloablative chemotherapy in patients who relapse after a first autologous transplant. The aim of this retrospective study was to(More)
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