Claudia Beaudoin

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The ets genes encode eukaryotic transcription factors that are involved in tumorigenesis and developmental processes. The signature of the Ets family is the ETS-domain, which binds to sites containing a central 5'-GGAA/T-3' motif. They can be sub-classified primarily because of the high amino acid conservation in their ETS-domains and, in addition, in the(More)
Two 17 beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (17 beta-HSD) genes, types 1 and 2, have been cloned. The two isozymes show a 30% sequence homology but differ markedly in their kinetic properties. To date, the steroidogenic capacity of the placenta has been associated with syncytium formation. In this study, we have investigated 17 beta-HSD type 1 and type 2 gene(More)
3 beta-Hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (3 beta HSD) in human placenta converts 3 beta-hydroxy-5-ene steroids producing progesterone, whereas 17 beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (17 beta HSD) mediates the interconversion of estrone and estradiol. We first showed that the expression of type I 17 beta HSD (17 beta HSD-I) gene was undetectable in human JEG-3(More)
The promotion and progression of prostate cancer (PCa) are associated with androgen receptor (AR) signalling. AR functions are modulated by a variety of co-factors amongst which we identified the nucleophosmin (NPM/B23), a member of the histone chaperone family. Here, we show that NPM is overexpressed in PCa compared to normal adjacent tissues. AR and NPM(More)
In human placenta the cytochrome P450 side-chain cleavage (P450scc) and 3 beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1 (3 beta-HSD-1) convert cholesterol and pregnenolone producing progesterone, whereas 17 beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1 (17 beta-HSD-1) mediates the interconversion of estrone and estradiol. We have examined the effects of calcium on(More)
We have investigated the expression of cholesterol side-chain cleavage cytochrome P450 (P450scc) and 3 beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (3 beta-HSD) type 1 genes during human trophoblast differentiation in culture and the modulation of their steady-state mRNA levels by steroids. During the first 24 to 48 h after plating, mononucleated cells aggregated,(More)
ERM is a member of the ETS transcription factor family. High levels of the corresponding mRNA are detected in a variety of human breast cancer cell lines, as well as in aggressive human breast tumors. As ERM protein is almost undetectable in these cells, high degradation of this transcription factor has been postulated. Here we have investigated whether ERM(More)
In mammalian and fish species, P450c17 mediates both 17 alpha-hydroxylase and 17,20-lyase activities in the synthesis of steroid hormones. Previous results have shown that among the adrenal steroid hydroxylase enzymes involved in adrenal C19 steroid and glucocorticoid synthesis, regulation of cytochrome P450c17 is of primary importance because it is(More)
Cytochrome P450c17 is a single enzyme that catalyzes two successive reactions within the delta 5 and delta 4 pathways. The proteins expressed with human, bovine, and rat cDNAs convert both pregnenolone and progesterone into delta 5-delta 4-C19 steroids, although the rat cDNA prefers the delta 4 pathway. Our results showed that the guinea pig adrenal(More)
The aim of this review is to compare the efficacy and safety of denosumab over other treatments for osteoporosis. The results of this study suggest that the safety of denosumab and its efficacy in reducing fractures is not significantly different from bisphosphonates. Denosumab was, however, more effective in increasing bone mineral density. This study was(More)