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To date, cross-species comparisons of genetic interactomes have been restricted to small or functionally related gene sets, limiting our ability to infer evolutionary trends. To facilitate a more comprehensive analysis, we constructed a genome-scale epistasis map (E-MAP) for the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe, providing phenotypic signatures for(More)
Cell proliferation is tightly coordinated with cell growth. The oncosuppressor proteins pRb and p53 may exert a key role in coupling growth and proliferation by controlling both ribosome biogenesis and cell cycle progression. In the present study we evaluated the relationship between the pRb and p53 status and rRNA transcriptional activity in histological(More)
Different DNA mismatch repair (MMR)-deficient mouse strains have been developed as models for the inherited cancer predisposing Lynch syndrome. It is completely unresolved, whether coding mononucleotide repeat (cMNR) gene mutations in these mice can contribute to intestinal tumorigenesis and whether MMR-deficient mice are a suitable molecular model of human(More)
In this study we investigated the relationship between thymidylate synthase (TS) protein expression, evaluated by Western blotting analysis and by immunohistochemistry (IHC), and growth rate in human colon xenograft tumors in nude mice. Human colon cancer cell lines were used to induce xenograft tumors and the tumor mass growth rate was calculated by(More)
DNA damage induced by ionizing radiation (IR) activates a complex cellular response that includes checkpoints leading to cell cycle arrest. The stress-activated mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) p38gamma has been implicated in the G(2) phase checkpoint induced by IR. We recently discovered MRK as a member of the MAPK kinase kinase family that(More)
The growth rate of a tumor cell population depends on two major factors: the percentage of proliferating cells (cell growth fraction) and the rapidity of their duplication (cell proliferation rate). The authors evaluated the prognostic and predictive value of both kinetics parameters in a large series of breast cancer patients (n=504). The cell growth(More)
Cell growth is closely related to cell proliferation and an adequate ribosome biogenesis appears to be necessary for cell duplication. In the present study, we have investigated the relationship between rRNA synthesis and cell cycle progression. For this purpose, in a first set of experiments, we evaluated the effect of rRNA synthesis variation on cycle(More)
The evolutionarily conserved DNA mismatch repair (MMR) system corrects base-substitution and insertion-deletion mutations generated during erroneous replication. The mutation or inactivation of many MMR factors strongly predisposes to cancer, where the resulting tumors often display resistance to standard chemotherapeutics. A new direction to develop(More)
Ionizing radiation (IR) induces a DNA damage response that includes activation of cell cycle checkpoints, leading to cell cycle arrest. In addition, IR enhances cell invasiveness of glioblastoma cells, among other tumor cell types. Using RNA interference, we found that the protein kinase MRK, previously implicated in the DNA damage response to IR, also(More)
Abstract. Time reduction in production controls are very important to avoid long waiting time between phases. This either in large number production of middle dimension units and in small number production of large dimension units. Both cases exist in the AVIO Space Division in Colleferro. In order to reduce X-Ray time control, the use of ASD has been(More)