Jean-Baptiste Lahaye

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We recently identified activating mutations of fibroblast growth factor receptor 3 (FGFR3) in bladder carcinoma. In this study we assessed the incidence of FGFR3 mutations in a series of 132 bladder carcinomas: 20 carcinoma in situ (CIS), 50 pTa, 19 pT1, and 43 pT2-4. All 48 mutations identified were identical to the germinal activating mutations that cause(More)
FGFR3 and TP53 mutations are frequent in superficial papillary and invasive disease, respectively. We used denaturing high-performance liquid chromatography and sequencing to screen for FGFR3 and TP53 mutations in 81 newly diagnosed urothelial cell carcinomas. Tumors were classified as follows: 31 pTa, 1 carcinoma in situ, 30 pT1, and 19 pT2-T4. Tumor(More)
During mouse fetal development, meiosis is initiated in female germ cells only, with male germ cells undergoing mitotic arrest. Retinoic acid (RA) is degraded by Cyp26b1 in the embryonic testis but not in the ovary where it initiates the mitosis/meiosis transition. However the role of RA status in fetal germ cell proliferation has not been elucidated. As(More)
PURPOSE Postoperative radiotherapy is used to prevent local recurrence of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma in patients with positive surgical margins. We sought to determine whether tetranucleotide microsatellite instability could be detected in surgical margins and used to predict local recurrence. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN We prospectively collected(More)
In mammals, early fetal germ cells are unique in their ability to initiate the spermatogenesis or oogenesis programs dependent of their somatic environment. In mice, female germ cells enter into meiosis at 13.5 dpc whereas in the male, germ cells undergo mitotic arrest. Recent findings indicate that Cyp26b1, a RA-degrading enzyme, is a key factor preventing(More)
For the first time, the effects of low doses of gamma-radiation were studied on folliculogenesis and on isolated oocytes. After irradiation of adult mice, even at the lowest dose, a drastic loss of primordial follicles was observed in serial sections of ovaries, with, in opposite, no effect on the other follicle stages. Moreover, oocytes freshly recovered(More)
Neonatal gonocytes are the precursors of both spermatogonial stem cells and spermatogonia; thus, any persistent DNA damage in these cells may lead to heritable mutations. We investigated the response of male mouse neonatal germ cells to ionizing radiation. Both gonocytes and spermatogonia died in large numbers by apoptosis. However, we found that the(More)
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