Gwenneg Kerdivel

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CXCR4 and CXCR7 are the two receptors for the chemokine CXCL12, a key mediator of the growth effect of estrogens (E2) in estrogen receptor (ER)-positive breast cancers. In this study we examined E2-regulation of the CXCL12 axis components and their involvement in the growth of breast cancer cells. CXCR4 and CXCR7 were differentially regulated by E2 which(More)
Several methods have been developed to evaluate and quantify the effects of Endocrine disruptor chemicals (EDC). Nevertheless, most of these methods are time-consuming or not enough sensitive to detect EDC at the environmental range. To link the biological effect of tested EDC to natural protein secretion, we have developed a new screening method based on(More)
Seventy percent of breast tumors express the estrogen receptor (ER), which is generally considered to predict a better outcome relative to ER-negative tumors, as they often respond to antiestrogen therapies. During cancer progression, mammary tumors can escape from estrogen control, resulting in the acquisition of invasive properties and resistance to(More)
In all vertebrate species, estrogens play a crucial role in the development, growth, and function of reproductive and nonreproductive tissues. A large number of natural or synthetic chemicals present in the environment and diet can interfere with estrogen signaling; these chemicals are called endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) or xenoestrogens. Some of(More)
The orphan receptors COUP-TF (chicken ovalbumin upstream promoter transcription factor) I and II are members of the nuclear receptor superfamily that play distinct and critical roles in vertebrate organogenesis. The involvement of COUP-TFs in cancer development has recently been suggested by several studies but remains poorly understood. MCF-7 breast cancer(More)
The results from recent studies show that some benzophenones (BPs) and their hydroxylated metabolites can function as weak estrogens (E2) in the environment. However, little is known about the structure-activity relationship of these molecules. We have examined the effects of exposure to ten different BPs on the proliferation of estrogen receptor(More)
Although many studies reported mechanisms involved in the positive regulation of estrogens (E2) target genes, very little is known concerning the repressive effect of E2. In this study, we explored the molecular mechanisms by which E2 regulates CXCR7 expression in breast cancer cells. Our results show that E2-mediated down-regulation of CXCR7 occurs at the(More)
CXCL-test is a method that uses the estrogen-dependent secretion of the natural endogenous chemokine CXCL12 to evaluate the estrogenic activity of molecules. CXCL12 chemokine is involved in the estrogen dependent proliferation of breast cancer cells. Its measure is an indicator of cell proliferation and is used as an alternative test to classical(More)
Estrogen receptor alpha (ERα) is generally considered to be a good prognostic marker because almost 70% of ERα-positive tumors respond to anti-hormone therapies. Unfortunately, during cancer progression, mammary tumors can escape from estrogen control, resulting in resistance to treatment. In this study, we demonstrate that activation of the(More)
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