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PURPOSE With the aim to evaluate intrinsic radiosensitivity, the susceptibility of lymphocyte subpopulations to radiation-induced apoptosis was determined. The investigated parameters included measurement reliability, phenotypic variance, intra- and inter-individual variability, and correlations between radiation-induced and spontaneous apoptosis. METHODS(More)
We have devised a simple method to purify mitotically active Schwann cells (SC) from peripheral nerves of adult mice. Nerves were predegenerated in vitro for 7 days and after dissociation cells were plated on poly-L-lysine/laminin coated dishes in N2 serum-free culture medium supplemented with forskolin and heregulin-beta1. Primary cultures were purified(More)
To determine the frequency of Wnt/Wingless β catenin pathway alteration in human hepatocellular carcinoma, a β catenin and APC gene mutation screening was performed in a series of 119 tumors. An activating β catenin mutation in exon 3 was found in 18% of the cases. Among tumors lacking β catenin mutation, no APC mutation has been evidenced in a subset of 30(More)
Few techniques are available to characterize in vivo the early cellular dynamics of long-term reconstitution of hematopoiesis after transplantation of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) after lethal irradiation. Using a fiber-optic imaging system, we track the early steps of in vivo recruitment and proliferation of Lin(-)Sca-1(+)c-Kit(+)CD34(-) (LSKCD34(-))(More)
Loss of heterozygosity (LOH) represents the most frequent genetic alteration observed in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Chromosome 16q is of particular interest as it exhibits LOH in 29% of HCC tumors and is frequently lost in breast, prostate, ovarian and gastric carcinomas. We genotyped 157 HCC tumors for 17 microsatellite markers distributed on(More)
OBJECTIVE Clock genes are known to mediate circadian rhythms in the central nervous system and peripheral organs. Although they are expressed in mouse hematopoietic progenitor and stem cells, it is unknown if they are related to circadian rhythms in these cells. We therefore investigated the 24-hour patterns in the activity of several clock genes in the(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the heritability of intrinsic radiosensitivity, the induction of apoptosis in lymphocyte subpopulations was determined on samples from related individuals belonging to large kindred families. METHODS AND MATERIALS Quiescent lymphocytes from 334 healthy individuals were gamma-irradiated in vitro. Apoptosis was determined 18 h after(More)
The decision to use chemotherapy in the treatment of colon cancer patients depends on the risk of developing metastases, as estimated by clinicopathological staging combining body imaging and pathological findings. The aim of this study was to identify all chromosome arms that, when allelotyped, correlate with the metastatic process, add prognostic(More)
In his program of thematic one-day workshops, the French Association of Cytometry had organized a workshop dedicated to the fluorescence compensation settings in multicolor flow cytometry. This special day was in honor of our past President Jean Luc D'Hautcourt who has been involved in the quality of the use of flow cytometry in its clinical and research(More)
Previous studies have indicated that single relative telomere lengths are defined in the zygote. In order to explore the possibility that single telomere lengths segregate in families, we compared relative telomere lengths obtained from allelic chromosome extremities transmitted from parent to child, representing a total of 31 independent meiotic events. We(More)