Héliette Chapuis

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We have previously shown an important function of phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K)alpha(p85alpha-p110alpha) and PI3Kbeta (p85-alpha-p110beta) for DNA synthesis induced by various mitogens in non transformed fibroblasts and we now report a specific role of these enzymes in human colon cancer cell growth. Using antibodies specific to p110alpha and to(More)
Analysis of 23 published transcriptome studies allowed us to identify nine genes displaying frequent alterations in HNSCC (FN1, MMP1, PLAU, SPARC, IL1RN, KRT4, KRT13, MAL, and TGM3). We aimed to independently confirm these dysregulations and to identify potential relationships with clinical data for diagnostic, staging and prognostic purposes either at the(More)
It is no longer adequate to choose reference genes blindly. We present the first study that defines the suitability of 12 reference genes commonly used in cancer studies (ACT, ALAS, B2M, GAPDH, HMBS, HPRT, KALPHA, RPS18, RPL27, RPS29, SHAD and TBP) for the normalization of quantitative expression data in the field of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma(More)
PURPOSE Heterotrimeric G proteins are signal transduction proteins coupled to hormone receptors that activate intracellular second messenger systems, mainly cyclic adenosine monophosphate mediated protein kinase. Recent studies indicate that G proteins may have a major role in oncogenesis as well as in tumor invasiveness and cell proliferation. The(More)
BACKGROUND Robot-assisted endoscopic transaxillary thyroidectomy is an emerging surgical technique that needs to be evaluated in European patients. We evaluate the feasibility and preliminary results of our experience of this technique in a cohort of patients from within a single European university hospital (Nîmes, France). METHODS We performed a(More)
CONTEXT The preoperative routine measurement of basal serum thyrocalcitonin (CT) in candidates for thyroidectomy due to thyroid nodules is currently a subject of debate. OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to evaluate the role of systematic basal serum CT measurement in improving the diagnosis and surgical treatment of medullary thyroid carcinoma(More)
The expression pattern of tight junction (TJ) proteins is frequently disrupted in epithelial tumors. In particular, isoform- and organ-specific alterations of claudins have been detected in human cancers, highlighting them as interesting tools for the prognosis or treatment of various carcinomas. However, the molecular mechanisms responsible for these(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS To determine the feasibility and the preliminary oncological results of transoral robotic surgery (TORS) for the treatment of early stage laryngeal tumors. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective single center study. METHODS We reviewed the medical records of 23 patients who underwent TORS for the treatment of T1 or T2 laryngeal squamous cell(More)
The cytoplasmic tyrosine kinase cSrc is involved in the regulation of many important cellular functions including cell growth and transformation, and its activity is down-regulated by phosphorylation of the Tyr530 residue by the COOH-terminal Src tyrosine kinase, Csk. Because cSrc was previously found overexpressed, activated, and in some cases mutated in(More)
Solitary fibrous tumours (SFT) are mesenchymal tumours that usually arise from the pleura. Renal SFT are exceptional (9 cases reported in the literature). The authors report a new case discovered during assessment of HT and treated by radical right nephrectomy. The histological appearance is characteristic: a tumour with a fibrous centre, composed of a(More)