Marie-Hélène Couturier-Turpin

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A human gastric adenocarcinoma cell line, HGT-1, was established in vitro from the primary tumor of a 60-year-old patient. Histological examination of the tumor revealed a poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma. Primary tumor cells were cloned in soft agarose and gave rise to tumor colonies. The procedures enabling us to form a continuous cell line from the(More)
This study was aimed at elucidating the relation between the cytogenetic characteristics and the invasive ability of two human colonic adenocarcinoma cells lines, HT29 and CaCO2. These two cell lines have very different tumorigenic and metastatic capacities after intrasplenic injection into nude mice: high for HT29 and relatively weak for CaCO2. At the time(More)
Cytogenetic studies of spontaneous abortions or intrauterine fetal death depend on conventional tissue culturing and karyotyping. This technique has limitations such as culture failure and selective growth of maternal cells. Fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) using specific probes permits diagnosis of aneuploidies but is limited to one or a few(More)
A sessile adenoma of the left flexure of the colon was studied after surgical colectomy. Specimens were obtained for complete histologic evaluation. The tumor consisted of glandular tubes with decreased mucin production and a papillary structure on the luminal aspect. The muscularis mucosa was not involved; there was no carcinomatous focus. Cytogenetic(More)
The significance of short and long arm anomalies of chromosome 1 was investigated in 55 colorectal tumors comprising 41 carcinomas and 14 adenomas. The tumors were at various stages of transformation from adenoma to carcinoma. Our investigation was prompted by the observation of a p32-pter deletion on the short arm of chromosome 1 in a case of benign(More)
The significance of short and long arm anomalies of chromosome 1 was investigated in 55 colorectal tumors comprising 41 carcinomas and 14 adenomas. The tumors were at various stages of transformation from adenoma to carcinoma. Our investigation was prompted by the observation of a p32-pter deletion on the short arm of chromosome 1 in a case of benign(More)
As in the haemopathies, the application of cytogenetics to epithelial cancers could aid in the study of their pathogenesis evaluation. In this context we performed chromosome analyses on a series of human colo-rectal cancers. The technique was consistently reliable since the modal number of chromosomes could be determined in all 24 cases. In 22, karyotypes(More)
Although numerous allelic chromosome losses have been reported in hepatocellular carcinomas (HCC), chromosome analysis by cytogenetic methods has rarely been performed in these tumors, unlike other solid malignant tumors. The purpose of the current study was to analyze primary liver tumors by conventional cytogenetic methods and by a new molecular(More)
A new case of familial Yqs is reported. The discovery has been made at the time of karyotyping of a patient with an oligoasthenoteratospermia. A possible correlation between supernumerary NORs of the Yqs chromosome and meiotic disturbances is discussed, and a review of the literature is performed.