Dominique Daegelen

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Myogenin, one of the MyoD family of proteins, is expressed early during somitogenesis and is required for myoblast fusion in vivo. Previous studies in transgenic mice have shown that a 184-bp myogenin promoter fragment is sufficient to correctly drive expression of a beta-galactosidase transgene during embryogenesis. We show here that mutation of one of the(More)
Muscle fibers show great differences in their contractile and metabolic properties. This diversity enables skeletal muscles to fulfill and adapt to different tasks. In this report, we show that the Six/Eya pathway is implicated in the establishment and maintenance of the fast-twitch skeletal muscle phenotype. We demonstrate that the MEF3/Six DNA binding(More)
The human aldolase A gene is transcribed from three different promoters, pN, pM, and pH, all of which are clustered within a small 1.6-kbp DNA domain. pM, which is highly specific to adult skeletal muscle, lies in between pN and pH, which are ubiquitous but particularly active in heart and skeletal muscle. A ubiquitous enhancer, located just upstream of pH(More)
BACKGROUND Serum response factor (SRF) is a cardiac transcription factor involved in cell growth and differentiation. We have shown, using the Cre/loxP system, that cardiac-specific disruption of SRF gene in the embryonic heart results in lethal cardiac defects. The role of SRF in adult heart is unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS We disrupted SRF in the adult(More)
Adult skeletal muscles adapt their fiber size to workload. We show that serum response factor (Srf) is required for satellite cell-mediated hypertrophic muscle growth. Deletion of Srf from myofibers and not satellite cells blunts overload-induced hypertrophy, and impairs satellite cell proliferation and recruitment to pre-existing fibers. We reveal a gene(More)
Serum response factor (SRF) is a crucial transcriptional factor for muscle-specific gene expression. We investigated SRF function in adult skeletal muscles, using mice with a postmitotic myofiber-targeted disruption of the SRF gene. Mutant mice displayed severe skeletal muscle mass reductions due to a postnatal muscle growth defect resulting in highly(More)
Adhesion properties of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) in the bone marrow (BM) niches control their migration and affect their cell-cycle dynamics. The serum response factor (Srf) regulates growth factor-inducible genes and genes controlling cytoskeleton structures involved in cell spreading, adhesion, and migration. We identified a role for Srf in HSC(More)
Serum response factor (SRF) is at the confluence of multiple signaling pathways controlling the transcription of immediate-early response genes and muscle-specific genes. There are active SRF target sequences in more than 50 genes expressed in the three muscle lineages including normal and diseased hearts. However, the role of SRF in heart formation has not(More)
3 specific cDNA clones for human aldolase A were isolated from a human muscle library. One of them was subcloned in M 13 phage, then used as a probe to investigate the patterns and the levels of aldolase A mRNA in various human tissues. Two mRNA species differing in length were observed. The lighter one -1550 bases- was found specific to skeletal muscle;(More)
We have examined the effect of male sexual hormones on the regeneration of skeletal muscles. Degeneration/regeneration of the left soleus and extensor digitorum longus muscles (EDL) of Wistar male rats was induced by an injection of snake venom (2 microg, Notechis scutatus scutatus). During the muscle regeneration (25 days), rats were treated with either(More)