Christian Dominique Muller

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Mycophenolic acid (MPA), an inhibitor of inosine monophosphate dehydrogenase, in nanomolar concentrations blocks proliferative responses of cultured human, mouse and rat T lymphocytes and B lymphocytes to mitogens or in mixed lymphocyte reactions. The inhibitory effect of MPA on lymphocyte proliferation is reversed by addition to culture media of(More)
The salvage anti-tumoral pathway which implicates the p53-related p73 gene is not yet fully characterized. We therefore attempted to identify the up- and down-stream events involved in the activation of the p73-dependent pro-apoptotic pathway, by focusing on the anti-apoptotic and epigenetic integrator UHRF1 which is essential for cell cycle progression.(More)
Several reports have described the potential effects of natural compounds as anti-cancer agents in vitro as well as in vivo. The aim of this study was to evaluate the anti-cancer effect of Limoniastrum guyonianum aqueous gall extract (G extract) and luteolin in the human cervical cancer HeLa cell line, and, if so, to clarify the underlying mechanism. Our(More)
BACKGROUND The 1α,25-dihydroxy-3-epi-vitamin-D3 (1α,25(OH)2-3-epi-D3), a natural metabolite of the seco-steroid vitamin D3, exerts its biological activity through binding to its cognate vitamin D nuclear receptor (VDR), a ligand dependent transcription regulator. In vivo action of 1α,25(OH)2-3-epi-D3 is tissue-specific and exhibits lowest calcemic effect(More)
Chronic inflammation in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD; Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis) may be attributed partly to increased secretion of inflammatory cytokines. The aim of this study was to investigate simultaneously the spontaneous release patterns of tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α), interleukin-1-beta (IL-1β), and interleukin-6 (IL-6) by(More)
The retinoblastoma protein (pRB) is encoded by the RB1 gene whose promoter contains several putative binding sites for ICBP90 (Inverted CCAAT box Binding Protein of 90 kDa), a transcriptional regulator of the topoisomerase IIalpha gene. ICBP90 has two consensus binding sites for pRB in its primary sequence. Here, we show that pRB and ICBP90(More)
These studies compared the dose-response effects of oral vs. transdermal selegiline on antidepressant-like activity and brain monoamine oxidase (MAO) activities in rats. Rats received selegiline by gavage (0-100 mg/kg) or via transdermal patches (0-4.8 cm2, 0-8.7 mg/kg) daily for 7 days; antidepressant-like activity was determined using the forced-swim(More)
BACKGROUND Increasing evidence points to a important role for inflammatory cytokines for the pathogenesis of Crohn's disease. AIM To compare the secretion rate of tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha), interleukin-1 beta (IL-1 beta) and interleukin-6 (IL-6) by morphologically normal and inflamed intestinal mucosa from patients with Crohn's disease. (More)