Julie Beaudin

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OBJECTIVES MUC16 (CA125) protein is a high molecular weight mucin overexpressed in the majority of epithelial ovarian cancers (EOC) but not in the epithelium of normal ovaries suggesting that it might play a role in EOC pathogenesis. Here, we explored the phenotypic consequences of MUC16 knockdown and expression of its C-terminal domain with the aim of(More)
BACKGROUND Epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) cells are prone to metastasise throughout the peritoneal cavity. The epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a necessary step towards metastatic tumour progression. CA125/MUC16 mucin is a high-molecular-weight glycoprotein overexpressed in the majority of serous carcinomas, suggesting a possible role in the(More)
Horizontal gene transfer greatly facilitates rapid genetic adaptation of bacteria to shifts in environmental conditions and colonization of new niches by allowing one-step acquisition of novel functions. Conjugation is a major mechanism of horizontal gene transfer mediated by conjugative plasmids and integrating conjugative elements (ICEs). While in most(More)
We developed a microwell plate, high-throughput, screening method aimed at quantitating the tolerance of a panel of Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria to metals (Frankia sp., Escherichia coli, Cupriavidus metallidurans, Rhizobium leguminosarum, and Streptomyces scabies). Microbial viability was quantified using MTS; a tetrazolium salt converted to a(More)
Partial rpoD, rpoB, and 16S rRNA gene sequences were obtained from databases and (or) amplified from 12 strains of Frankia. These strains belonged to either Cluster 1 (Alnus-, Myrica-, Comptonia-, and Casuarina-infective strains) or Cluster 3 (Elaeagnus-infective strain). An rpoD gene-based PCR approach was designed to allow the detection of frankiae in(More)
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