Claire Giamarchi

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Antiestrogen resistance is frequently observed in patients after longterm treatment with tamoxifen, a nonsteroidal antiestrogen widely used for endocrine therapy of breast cancer. In vitro studies in resistant cells showed that the expression of natural estrogen-responsive genes is frequently altered. Using MVLN cells, an MCF-7-derived cell model, we(More)
We have compared the DNase I hypersensitivity of the regulatory region of two estrogen-regulated genes, pS2 and cathepsin D in hormone-dependent and -independent breast carcinoma cell lines. This strategy allowed the identification of two important control regions, one in pS2 and the other in cathepsin D genes. In the hormone-dependent MCF7 cell line,(More)
In eucaryotes, DNA packaging into nucleosomes and its organization in a chromatin fiber generate constraints for all processes involving DNA, such as DNA-replication, -repair, -recombination, and -transcription. Transient changes in chromatin structure allow overcoming these constraints with different requirements in regions where processes described above(More)
We show here that the two antagonists ICI 182 780, a pure estrogen antagonist, and 4-hydroxy-tamoxifen, a selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM) have distinct effects on TFF1 (formerly pS2) gene chromatin structure and transcription. Indeed, ICI 182 780 decreased both the intensity of the hormone-dependent DNase I hypersensitive site pS2 HS-1 and(More)
Chromatin restricts the accessibility of DNA to regulatory factors; its remodelling over the regulatory regions contributes to the control of gene expression. An increasing number of evidence links defects in chromatin remodelling machinery and cancer. Our aim is to elucidate the role of chromatin structure in the control of the expression of(More)
Antiestrogen resistance is frequently observed in patients after longterm treatment with tamoxifen, a nonsteroidal antiestrogen widely used for endocrine therapy of breast cancer. In vitro studies in resistant cells showed that the expression of natural estrogen-responsive genes is frequently altered. Using MVLN cells, an MCF-7-derived cell model, we(More)
Chromatin restricts the accessibility of DNA to regulatory factors; its remodeling over the regulatory regions contributes to the control of gene expression. An increasing number of evidence links defects in chromatin remodeling machinery and cancer. Our aim is to elucidate the role of chromatin structure in the control of the expression of hormone-induced(More)
We describe the development of a cell system for in vivo screening of inhibitors of the mevalonate pathway. To this aim, we have constructed a bicistronic mRNA, transcribed from a constitutive cytomegalovirus promoter, containing the Renilla reniformis luciferase RNA open reading frame sequence as first cistron and the Firefly luciferase RNA sequence as a(More)
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