Jean - Luc Vonesch

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Glial cells constitute the second component of the nervous system and are important during neuronal development. In this paper we describe a gene, glial cell deficient, (glide), that is necessary for glial cell fate commitment in Drosophila melanogaster. Mutations at the glide locus prevent glial cell determination in the embryonic central and peripheral(More)
A null mutation was generated in the mouse RXR alpha gene by targeted disruption. Growth deficiency occurred in heterozygote mice. Null mutants died in utero and displayed myocardial and ocular malformations. These malformations belong to the fetal vitamin A deficiency syndrome, supporting the idea that RXR alpha is involved in retinoid signaling in vivo. A(More)
This study provides a detailed description of the anatomical defects in the Hoxa-1-/- mutant mice previously generated in our laboratory (T. Lufkin, A. Dierich, M. LeMeur, M. Mark and P. Chambon, 1991; Cell 66, 1105-1119). Three-dimensional reconstructions of the Hoxa-1-/- rhombencephalon reveals that it bears only five rhombomeric structures (ie.(More)
Specialised subapical junctions play a critical role in maintaining epithelial cell polarity and tissue integrity, and provide a platform for intracellular signalling. Here we analyse the roles of C. elegans genes let-413 and dlg-1, a homologue of Drosophila lethal discs large, in the assembly of the C. elegans apical junction (CeAJ), and provide the first(More)
NSD1, a novel 2588 amino acid mouse nuclear protein that interacts directly with the ligand-binding domain (LBD) of several nuclear receptors (NRs), has been identified and characterized. NSD1 contains a SET domain and multiple PHD fingers. In addition to these conserved domains found in both positive and negative Drosophila chromosomal regulators, NSD1(More)
The efficient introduction of somatic mutations in a given gene, at a given time, in a specific cell type will facilitate studies of gene function and the generation of animal models for human diseases. We have shown previously that conditional recombination-excision between two loxP sites can be achieved in mice by using the Cre recombinase fused to a(More)
First lower E-14 and E-16 mouse molars and E-13 lower incisors were cultured in vitro and either sequentially or continuously labelled with BrdU (5-bromo-2'-deoxyuridine). The behaviour of the non-cycling inner dental epithelial cells emerging from the enamel knot area of the molars was analysed by 3D (three dimensional) reconstructions of serial sections.(More)
Tooth morphogenesis is a complex multifactorial process in which differential mitotic activities and cell death play important roles. Upper first (m1) and second (m2) molars from mouse embryos were investigated from early cap to bell stage. m2 differed from m1 by delayed origin of the enamel grooves delimiting the protrusion of the cap bottom towards the(More)
Some neurons and glial cells originate from neuroblasts and glioblasts, stem cells that delaminate from the ectoderm of developing fly embryos. A second class of glial cells and neurons differentiates from multipotent precursors, the neuroglioblasts. The differentiation of both glial cell types depends on glial cell deficient/glial cell missing (glide/gcm).(More)
Ligand-dependent transcriptional regulation by nuclear receptors is believed to be mediated by intermediary factors (TIFs) acting on remodelling of the chromatin structure and/or the activity of the transcriptional machinery. The putative transcriptional mediator TIF1alpha is a nuclear protein kinase that has been identified via its interaction with(More)