Degrugilliers Patrick

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An approach is devised for studying the role of DNA methylation in eukaryotic gene expression. The approach is based on the expression of site-specific bacterial methylase genes in animal cells. A model system using the cloned PaeR7 (an isoschizomer of Xho I) methylase gene was constructed to test the feasibility of this approach. Expression plasmids for(More)
Introduction: Dawn is a NASA Discovery mission that will explore two complementary protoplanets, Ceres and Vesta, which are among the largest main belt asteroids [1]. Vesta is a dry, inner-belt asteroid that was differentiated by igneous processes and whose surface consists of pyroxene-bearing basalts similar in composition to the Howardite, Eucrite, and(More)
6-Thioguanine (6-TG)-induced differentiation of hypoxanthine phosphoribosyltransferase (IMP: pyrophosphate phosphoribosyltransferase, EC 2.4.2.8)-deficient HL-60 cells is characterized by 2 days of growth, after which morphological differentiation proceeds. Addition of the tRNA wobble base queuine, in the presence of 6-TG, maintains the proliferative(More)
Hypoxanthine induces the differentiation of certain transformed cells in vitro, so analyses were undertaken to determine whether this purine metabolite might influence the expression of transformed phenotypes induced in normal cells by chemical agents. Chinese hamster embryo cells and human skin fibroblasts in culture were treated with the promoting agent(More)
A variety of purine analogs inhibit the growth and induce the differentiation of human promyelocytic leukemia (HL-60) cells that lack the purine salvage enzyme hypoxanthine-guanine phosphoribosyltransferase (HGPRT). Mechanisms by which purine analogs induce differentiation offer unique potential for cancer chemotherapy. The guanine analogs, 6-thioguanine(More)
A variety of compounds inhibit the growth and induce differentiation of human promyelocytic leukemia (HL-60) cells. HL-60 subclones that lack the purine salvage enzyme hypoxanthine-guanine phosphoribosyltransferase (HGPRT) can also be induced to differentiate with purine analogs. Mechanisms by which purine analogs induce differentiation offer unique(More)
Human promyelocytic leukemia (HL-60) cells were used to begin to evaluate the role in hematopoiesis of inosine biosynthesis in the tRNA anticodon wobble position; a reaction involving the enzymatic insertion of performed hypoxanthine. Dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) and hypoxanthine were found to induce the differentiation of HL-60 cells in a synergistic manner,(More)
Large volumes of sediments are dredged each year in Europe in order to maintain harbour activities. With the new European Union directives, harbour managers are encouraged to find environmentally sound solutions for these materials. This paper investigates the potential uses of Dunkirk marine dredged sediment as a new material resource for road building.(More)
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