Jean-Luc Blond

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We recently demonstrated that the product of the HERV-W env gene, a retroviral envelope protein also dubbed syncytin, is a highly fusogenic membrane glycoprotein inducing the formation of syncytia on interaction with the type D mammalian retrovirus receptor. In addition, the detection of HERV-W Env protein (Env-W) expression in placental tissue sections led(More)
Quantitative real-time RT-PCR is a very powerful technique for measuring gene expression at the mRNA level. In order to compare mRNA expression in different experimental or clinical conditions, expression of a target gene has to be normalized to an appropriate internal standard, which is generally a housekeeping gene. In our study, we have tested several(More)
OBJECTIVE Synoviolin is a novel E3 ubiquitin ligase that has been implicated in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The purpose of this study was to examine the expression and regulation of synoviolin by tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFalpha), both in vivo and in vitro. METHODS A total of 54 RA patients and 23 healthy control subjects were(More)
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