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Polyploidization is a part of the normal developmental process leading to platelet production during megakaryocyte (MK) differentiation. Ploidization is mainly involved in cell enlargement, but it is not clear whether gene expression is modified during MK ploidization. In this study, human MKs were grown from CD34(+) cells in the presence of thrombopoietin(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNA) are noncoding RNAs that regulate multiple cellular processes, including proliferation and apoptosis. We used microarray technology to identify miRNAs that were upregulated by non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) A549 cells in response to cisplatin (CDDP). The corresponding synthetic miRNA precursors (pre-miRNAs) per se were not lethal when(More)
The tumor suppressor protein p53 plays a major role in preserving genomic stability. p53 suppresses a pathway leading from normal diploidy to neoplastic aneuploidy (via an intermediate metastable stage of tetraploidy) at two levels: first by preventing the generation/survival of tetraploid cells, and second by repressing their aberrant multipolar division.(More)
Follicular thyroid carcinomas (FTC) arise through oncogenic pathways distinct from those involved in the papillary histotype. Recently, a t(2;3)(q13;p25) rearrangement, which juxtaposes the thyroid transcription factor PAX8 to the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) gamma1, was described in FTCs. In this report, we describe gene expression in(More)
To define genetic determinants of tumor cell resistance to the cytotoxic action of tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF), we have applied cDNA microarrays to a human breast carcinoma TNF-sensitive MCF7 cell line and its established TNF-resistant clone. Of a total of 5760 samples of cDNA examined, 3.6% were found to be differentially expressed in TNF-resistant(More)
Stage 4 neuroblastoma (NB) are heterogeneous regarding their clinical presentations and behavior. Indeed infants (stage 4S and non-stage 4S of age <365days at diagnosis) show regression contrasting with progression in children (>365days). Our study aimed at: (i) identifying age-based genomic and gene expression profiles of stage 4 NB supporting this(More)
Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with activating mutations in the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) responds to EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors such as erlotinib. However, secondary somatic EGFR mutations (e.g., T790M) confer resistance to erlotinib. BMS-690514, a novel panHER/vascular endothelial growth factor receptor (VEGFR) inhibitor described(More)
RUNX1 encodes a DNA-binding α subunit of the core-binding factor, a heterodimeric transcription factor. RUNX1 is a master regulatory gene in hematopoiesis and its disruption is one of the most common aberrations in acute leukemia. Inactivating or dominant-negative mutations in the RUNX1 gene have been also identified in pedigrees of familial platelet(More)
Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), a leading cause of cancer deaths, represents a heterogeneous group of neoplasms, mostly comprising squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), adenocarcinoma (AC) and large-cell carcinoma (LCC). The objectives of this study were to utilize integrated genomic data including copy-number alteration, mRNA, microRNA expression and(More)
The oncogenic process leading to nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) requires the combination of genetic and epigenetic alterations, latent infection by the Epstein-Barr virus and local inflammation. A transcriptome analysis of NPC xenografts identified the gene encoding the cellular inhibitor of apoptosis protein 2 (c-IAP2) among the top five most intensely(More)