Marianne Lemaistre

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Many genes known to be involved in embryogenesis and morphogenesis of the fruitfly Drosophila melanogaster encode proteins with a highly conserved region of 60 amino acids called the homeodomain. Mammalian counterparts for most of these genes have been identified, including those homologous to the Drosophila homeotic genes or to genes such as evenskipped,(More)
Genetic analysis and homology between the phenotypic alterations of the human Greig Cephalopolysyndactyly Syndrome (GCPS) and the mouse mutant extra-toes (Xt) have suggested a dominant mutation in the same gene of both species. Recently, the GLI3 gene, a member of the Krüppel-related zinc finger genes, has been proposed as a candidate gene for GCPS. We(More)
Conventional approaches to produce transgenic mice recurrently yield unpredictable patterns and levels of transgene expression, a situation calling for the development of new techniques to overcome these drawbacks in the context of overexpression studies. Here we present an efficient method for rapid and reproducible transgenesis using the recombinase(More)
Vertebrate nonmuscle cells express two actin isoforms: cytoplasmic β- and γ-actin. Because of the presence and localized translation of β-actin at the leading edge, this isoform is generally accepted to specifically generate protrusive forces for cell migration. Recent evidence also implicates β-actin in gene regulation. Cell migration without β-actin has(More)
Generation of gain-of-function transgenic mice by targeting the Rosa26 locus has been established as an alternative to classical transgenic mice produced by pronuclear microinjection. However, targeting transgenes to the endogenous Rosa26 promoter results in moderate ubiquitous expression and is not suitable for high expression levels. Therefore, we now(More)
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