J. Y. Daniel

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The oyster vasa-like gene was previously demonstrated to be specifically expressed in germline cells of adult oysters Crassostrea gigas. In the present study, this gene was used as a molecular marker to establish the developmental pattern of germline cells during oyster ontogenesis, using whole-mount in situ hybridization and real-time PCR. The Oyvlg(More)
Mice carrying a homozygous germ-line mutation in the nm23-M1 gene that eliminates its protein expression and drives expression of beta-galactosidase by nm23-M1 promoter have been generated. nm23-M1 gene inactivation is not teratogenic and the pups can grow to adult age without apparent health problems. However, they undergo a growth retardation and knocked(More)
To investigate the control at the mRNA level of glycogen metabolism in the cupped oyster Crassostrea gigas, we report in the present paper the cloning and characterization of glycogen phosphorylase and synthase cDNAs (Cg-GPH and Cg-GYS, respectively, transcripts of main enzymes for glycogen use and storage), and their first expression profiles depending on(More)
The nm23 gene family is thought to be involved in physiopathological processes such as growth, differentiation and cancer promotion, progression or metastasis. We report here the mouse nm23-M3 and nm23-M4 complementary DNA sequences and the genomic cloning, characterization and tissue expression pattern of the nm23-M2, nm23-M3 and nm23-M4 genes, in(More)
Nm23 is a gene family encoding different isoforms of the nucleotide diphosphate kinase (NDPK), an enzyme involved in the synthesis of nucleoside triphosphates. In the present study, the organization and expression of the nm23-M1 gene encoding the mouse NDPKA isoform are described. This gene is about 10kb long and composed of five exons. The organization and(More)
Nm23 has been identified as a gene family encoding different isoforms of the nucleoside diphosphate kinase. This protein is a key enzyme in the control of cellular concentrations of nucleoside triphosphates. Moreover, it has been shown to play important roles in various cellular functions such as differentiation and metastasis. In the present study, a(More)
Erythropoietic protoporphyria (EPP) is characterized clinically by cutaneous photosensitivity and biochemically by the accumulation of excessive amounts of protoporphyrin in erythrocytes, plasma, feces, and other tissues, such as the liver. The condition is inherited as an autosomal dominant or recessive trait, with a deficiency of ferrochelatase activity.(More)
Neuroblastoma and its benign differentiated counterpart, ganglioneuroma, are paediatric neuroblastic tumours arising in the sympathetic nervous system. Their broad spectrum of clinical virulence is mainly related to heterogeneous biologic background and tumour differentiation. Neuroblastic tumours synthesize various neuropeptides acting as neuromodulators.(More)
The annual variations in the basal plasma contents of testosterone, thyroxine and corticosterone have been measured in Peking drakes living outdoors, in Southern France. 10 The plasma testosterone titer underwent a more than 20-fold increase during the vernal reproductive period (March-April). In early June the circulating testosterone fell to near autumnal(More)
Androgen receptors have been found in duck preen glands by using dextran-coated charcoal adsorption. They bound DHT with high affinity (KD = 0.2 nM), limited capacity (45 fmoles/mgP) and good specificity. They sedimented at 8 S in a sucrose gradient and were destroyed by pronase digestion and heating. An estrogen receptor having different binding(More)