Florian Gackière

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Accumulating data point to K(+) channels as relevant players in controlling cell cycle progression and proliferation of human cancer cells, including prostate cancer (PCa) cells. However, the mechanism(s) by which K(+) channels control PCa cell proliferation remain illusive. In this study, using the techniques of molecular biology, biochemistry,(More)
Castration resistance in prostate cancer (PCa) constitutes an advanced, aggressive disease with poor prognosis, associated with uncontrolled cell proliferation, resistance to apoptosis, and enhanced invasive potential. The molecular mechanisms involved in the transition of PCa to castration resistance are obscure. Here, we report that the nonselective(More)
The endoplasmic reticulum (ER) is involved in many cellular functions, including protein folding and Ca(2+) homeostasis. The ability of cells to respond to the ER stress is critical for cell survival, and disruption in such regulation can lead to apoptosis. ER stress is accompanied by alterations in Ca(2+) homeostasis, and the ER Ca(2+) store depletion by(More)
Calcium entry through plasma membrane calcium channels is one of the most important cell signaling mechanism involved in such diverse functions as secretion, contraction and cell growth by regulating gene expression, proliferation and apoptosis. The identity of plasma membrane calcium channels, the main regulators of calcium entry, involved in cell(More)
Because prostate cancer is, in its early stages, an androgen-dependent pathology, treatments aiming at decreasing testosterone plasma concentration have been developed for many years now. However, a significant proportion of patients suffer a relapse after a few years of hormone therapy. The androgen-independent stage of prostate cancer has been shown to be(More)
It is strongly suspected that potassium (K(+)) channels are involved in various aspects of prostate cancer development, such as cell growth. However, the molecular nature of those K(+) channels implicated in prostate cancer cell proliferation and the mechanisms through which they control proliferation are still unknown. This study uses pharmacological,(More)
BACKGROUND During androgen ablation prostate cancer cells' growth and survival become independent of normal regulatory mechanisms. These androgen-independent cells acquire the remarkable ability to adapt to the surrounding microenvironment whose factors, such as neurotransmitters, influence their survival. Although findings are becoming evident about the(More)
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