During differentiation of lymphocytes into antibody-producing cells, an immunoglobulin kappa variable-region gene is transcriptionally activated by rearrangement linking it to a kappa constant (C kappa) region gene which is already transcribed prior to somatic rearrangement. The presence of a transcriptional enhancer element within the large intron of the… (More)
Signalling by steroid hormones is mediated by receptor proteins that bind hormonal ligands and regulate the transcription of specific genes. The heat-shock protein hsp90 seems to associate selectively with unliganded receptors (aporeceptors), but it has not been determined whether this interaction affects receptor function in vivo. To address the role of… (More)
The glucocorticoid receptor is a signal transducer that interacts both with the signal and with the genes it regulates. We showed previously that nuclear localization of the receptor requires hormone binding. We have now constructed recombinant receptors that relieve hormonal control of nuclear localization, and we demonstrate that the DNA… (More)
The human proto-oncogene myc encodes a nuclear phosphoprotein whose primary biochemical function is still unknown. To facilitate further study of that function, we have created conditional alleles of myc by fusing the hormone-binding domain of the human oestrogen receptor gene to the 5' or the 3' end of human myc. The two chimaeric genes, designated mycer… (More)
The glucocorticoid receptor regulates transcriptional initiation upon binding to its cognate hormone. A series of fusion genes was constructed to examine the mechanism of hormone-regulated transcriptional enhancement. The DNA binding domain of the bacterial LexA repressor was fused to receptor derivatives lacking the region that is necessary and sufficient… (More)
During differentiation of B lymphocytes, a low level of immunoglobulin heavy chain gene transcripts is apparent at the pre-B-cell stage, and a dramatic increase in immunoglobulin mRNA level is seen after stimulated B cells have matured into immunoglobulin-secreting plasma cells. We have measured the transcription rate of endogenous heavy chain genes using… (More)
Ultrastructural and cytochemical observations on neurosecretory neurons of the rat supraoptico-posthypophyseal systems were made under experimental conditions which resulted in striking changes in the amount of neurosecretory granules and lysosomes. Attention was focused on granulolysis. At the onset of rehydration following a 4 days water deprivation, very… (More)
Use of remifentanil in a patient with severe chronic hepatic failure. Forster A. Hypnose en anesthésie. In: Nouvelles techniques en anesthésie générale, perturbations neuro-psychiques péri-opératoires. Forster A. Revue francophone de soins palliatifs InfoKara. Douleur et anesthésie ou confort et anesthésie ? (Editorial) 1998. N°52/4: 5-6.