Marcia Chia Miao Mah-Becherel

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In the literature the sensitization of DNA to radiation-induced damage by caffeine has been attributed to an override of the G2/M block. This process was supposed to involve the tumor suppressor gene p53 as it was described that p53 negative cells were more sensitive to checkpoint inhibition by caffeine than the wildtype phenotype. We have recently shown(More)
Caffeine has for many years been known to be involved in the sensitization of DNA to damage. One potential mechanism recently put forward is an override of the G2/M block induced by irradiation, which would leave the cells less time for DNA repair prior to mitosis. However, different cell types display a variety of responses and no clear pathway has yet(More)
Neovascularisation is a key step in tumour growth and establishment of distant metastases. We have recently demonstrated that the thienopyridine SR 25989 an enantiomer of the anti-aggregant clopidogrel (Plavix) lacking anti-aggregant activity, inhibits endothelial cell proliferation in vitro by increasing the expression of endogenous thrombospondin-1, a(More)
Bypass of replication blocks by specialized DNA polymerases is crucial for cell survival but may promote mutagenesis and genome instability. To gain insight into mutagenic sub-pathways that coexist in mammalian cells, we examined N-2-acetylaminofluorene (AAF)-induced frameshift mutagenesis by means of SV40-based shuttle vectors containing a single adduct.(More)
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