Jean Pierre Kerckaert

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Familial medullary thyroid carcinoma (FMTC) and multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2A syndromes are dominantly inherited diseases caused by activating germline mutations of the RET protooncogene. The majority of these patients carry a germline point mutation affecting one of five cysteine residues encoded by exon 10 (codon 609, 611, 618, or 620) or 11 (codon(More)
The AML1 gene, situated in 21q22, is often rearranged in acute leukemias through t(8;21) translocation, t(12;21) translocation, or less often t(3;21) translocation. Recently, point mutations in the Runt domain of the AML1 gene have also been reported in leukemia patients. Observations for mutations of the Runt domain of the AML1 gene in bone marrow cells(More)
Array-based comparative genomic hybridization (aCGH) is a powerful tool to detect genomic imbalances in the human genome. The analysis of aCGH data sets has revealed the existence of a widespread technical artifact termed as 'waves', characterized by an undulating data profile along the chromosome. Here, we describe the development of a novel(More)
We have recently shown that an evolutionary conserved gene LAZ3, encoding a zinc finger protein, is disrupted and overexpressed in some B-cell lymphomas (mainly with a large cell component) that show chromosomal rearrangements involving 3q27. Because the breakpoints involved in these rearrangements are focused in a narrow major translocation cluster (MTC)(More)
Diffuse large B cell lymphoma represent the most frequent subtype of non Hodgkin's lymphoma, accounting for 30-40% of cases. Several studies have shown that CDKN2A and CDKN2B deletions are frequent in these lymphomas. These genes encode the P14ARF, CDKN2A, and CDKN2B proteins which play a key role in the control of the G1/S transition of the cell cycle.(More)
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