Ivan Mikaélian

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Germ-line mutations in the BRCA1 gene strongly predispose women to breast cancer (lifetime risk up to 80%). Furthermore, the BRCA1 protein is absent or present at very low levels in about one third of sporadic breast cancers. However, the mechanisms underlying BRCA1 somatic inactivation appear multiple and are still not fully understood. We report here the(More)
The switch from latency to a productive infection in EBV-infected B cells is linked to the expression of two viral sequence-specific DNA-binding transcription factors called EB1 and R. EB1 shares sequence homologies with the bZIP family of proteins in the basic region required for specific DNA interaction. Here, we provide evidence that EB1 and R can(More)
We previously identified a peptide aptamer (named R5G42) via functional selection for its capacity to slow cell proliferation. A yeast two-hybrid screen of human cDNA libraries, using R5G42 as "bait," allowed the identification of two binding proteins with very different functions: calcineurin A (CnA) (PP2B/PPP3CA), a protein phosphatase well characterized(More)
The Ras GTPase-activating protein RasGAP catalyzes the conversion of active GTP-bound Ras into inactive GDP-bound Ras. However, RasGAP also acts as a positive effector of Ras and exerts an anti-apoptotic activity that is independent of its GAP function and that involves its SH3 (Src homology) domain. We used a combinatorial peptide aptamer approach to(More)
Inducible gene expression systems have contributed significantly to the understanding of molecular regulatory networks. Here we describe a simple and powerful RNA interference-based method that can silence the expression of any transgene. We first used an IRES bicistronic lentiviral vector and showed that targeting the second cistron with a specific siRNA(More)
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