Laurent Morel

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Radiation therapy plays a central role in the treatment of glioblastoma, but it is not curative due to the high tumor radioresistance. Phosphatidyl-inositol 3-kinase/protein kinase B (Akt) and Janus kinase (JAK)/signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) pathways serve to block the apoptosis process, keeping cells alive in very toxic(More)
Liver X receptors (LXR) are members of the nuclear receptor family. As activated transcription factors, their putative association with human diseases makes them promising pharmacological targets because of the large potential to develop ligands. LXR are mainly considered as intracellular cholesterol "sensors" whose activation leads to decreased plasma(More)
Radiotherapy is an essential component of glioma standard treatment. Glioblastomas (GBM), however, display an important radioresistance leading to tumor recurrence. To improve patient prognosis, there is a need to radiosensitize GBM cells and to circumvent the mechanisms of resistance caused by interactions between tumor cells and their microenvironment.(More)
The proto-oncoprotein Cbl is known to control several signaling processes. It is highly expressed in the testis, and because spermatogenesis is androgen dependent, we investigated the androgen dependency expression of Cbl through its testicular sub-localization and its expression levels in rats that were exposed to the antiandrogen flutamide or were(More)
Vas deferens epithelial cell subcultures were used to study the sequential regulation of jun/fos proto-oncogene expression and AP1 activities during cell proliferation, polarization and androgen-induced expression of a terminal differentiation marker, i. e. the mvdp gene. Proliferation of epithelial cells is associated with a high expression in the nucleus(More)
Transcription of the mouse vas deferens protein (MVDP) gene is stimulated by androgens and we have previously shown that in a 162 bp fragment, located at position -121 to +41, a TGAAGTtccTGTTCT sequence functions as an androgen-dependent enhancer. To determine which factors are involved in the hormonally regulated MVDP gene transcription, we have used DNase(More)
This research highlights the chemical composition, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-proliferative activities of essential oils from leaves of Ocimum basilicum, Ocimum americanum, Hyptis spicigera, Lippia multiflora, Ageratum conyzoides, Eucalyptus camaldulensis and Zingiber officinale. Essential oils were analyzed by gas chromatography-mass(More)
MSVSP99 (mouse seminal vesicle secretory protein of 99 amino acids) is a member of the rat and mouse seminal vesicle secretory protein (SVS) family. In order to characterize its androgenic regulation, the cloned cDNA and gene encoding MSVSP99 have been used. At adulthood, the MSVSP99 mRNA represents from 3 to 7% of the total mRNA population. This mRNA(More)
Polyclonal antibodies have been generated to investigate the localization, tissue and species distribution, androgen regulation, and ontogeny of a protein secreted by mouse seminal vesicle, designated as MSVSP99 (ie, mouse seminal vesicle secretory protein of 99 amino acids). MSVSP99 is a polymorphic compound with a molecular weight of around 14 kilodaltons(More)
The gene encoding MSVSP99 (mouse seminal vesicle secretory protein of 99 amino acids) is specifically expressed in the mouse seminal vesicle under androgenic control. To study hormonal regulation, fragments of the 5'-flanking region, extending from -2365 to +16 were linked to the chloramphenicol acetyl transferase (CAT) gene and cotransfected with an(More)