Halima Ouadid-Ahidouch

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BACKGROUND TRP channels have been shown to be involved in tumour generation and malignant growth. However, the expression of these channels in breast cancer remains unclear. Here we studied the expression and function of endogenous TRPC6 channels in a breast cancer cell line (MCF-7), a human breast cancer epithelial primary culture (hBCE) and in normal and(More)
BACKGROUND Ca2+ is a ubiquitous messenger that has been shown to be responsible for controlling numerous cellular processes including cell growth and cell death. Whereas the involvement of IP3-induced Ca2+ signalling (IICS) in the physiological activity of numerous cell types is well documented, the role of IICS in cancer cells is still largely unknown. Our(More)
BACKGROUND The calcium-permeable cation channel TRPM8 (melastatin-related transient receptor potential member 8) is over-expressed in several cancers. The present study aimed at investigating the expression, function and potential regulation of TRPM8 channels by ER alpha (estrogen receptor alpha) in breast cancer. METHODS RT-PCR, Western blot,(More)
K(+) ions play a major role in many cellular processes. The deregulation of K(+) signaling is associated with a variety of diseases such as hypertension, atherosclerosis, or diabetes. K(+) ions are important for setting the membrane potential, the driving force for Ca(2+) influx, and regulate volume of growing cells. Moreover, it is increasingly recognized(More)
sp²-Iminosugar-type castanospermine analogues have been shown to exhibit anti-tumor activity. However, their effects on cell proliferation and apoptosis and the molecular mechanism at play are not fully understood. Here, we investigated the effect of two representatives, namely the pseudo-S- and C-octyl glycoside 2-oxa-3-oxocastanospermine derivatives(More)
K+ ions play a major role in many cellular processes. The deregulation of K+ signaling is associated with a variety of diseases including cancer. Ether-à-go-go-1 (Eag1, Kv10.1, KCNH1) is a member of the voltage-activated potassium channel family and was the first K+ channel to be associated with oncogenesis and tumor development. Interestingly, in healthy(More)
Orai channels have been associated with cell proliferation, survival and metastasis in several cancers. The present study investigates the expression and the role of Orai3 in cell proliferation in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). We show that Orai3 is over-expressed in cancer tissues as compared to the non-tumoral ones. Furthermore, Orai3 staining is(More)
In unfertilised Pleurodeles oocytes, two distinct types of high voltage-activated Ca2+ channels are expressed: a slowly inactivating Ca2+ channel and a transient one. The first is dihydropyridine-sensitive and is referred to as the L-type Ca2+ channel. The transient channel is highly sensitive to Ni2+. Phosphorylation through protein kinases G and A(More)
Voltage-dependent K(+) channels were identified and characterized in primary culture of rat prostate epithelial cells. A voltage-dependent, inactivating K(+) channel was the most commonly observed ion channel in both lateral and dorsal cells. The K(+) current exhibited a voltage threshold at -40 mV. Averaged half-inactivation potential (V(1/2)) and the(More)
Intracellular Ca2+ levels are important regulators of cell cycle and proliferation. We, and others, have previously reported the role of KCa3.1 (KCNN4) channels in regulating the membrane potential and the Ca2+ entry in association with cell proliferation. However, the relevance of KC3.1 channels in cancer prognosis as well as the molecular mechanism of(More)