Marie Pierre Cros

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It has been suggested that blocked gap junctional intercellular communication plays a crucial part in multistage carcinogenesis. The mouse skin tumor-promoting phorbol esters are potent inhibitors of gap junctional intercellular communication and this inhibition is considered to be a mechanism by which clonal expansion of "initiated" cells is promoted. We(More)
In human esophageal cancers, no ras gene mutations but a relatively high prevalence of p53 gene mutations have been reported. We found a high prevalence of point mutations in Ha-ras and p53 genes in N-nitrosomethylbenzylamine (NMBA)-induced esophageal tumors in two strains of rats (BD VI and F344). Our analysis showed the point mutation GGA-->GAA (expected(More)
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) was identified as the first human virus to be associated with a human malignancy, Burkitt's lymphoma (BL), a pediatric cancer endemic in sub-Saharan Africa. The exact mechanism of how EBV contributes to the process of lymphomagenesis is not fully understood. Recent studies have highlighted a genetic difference between endemic (EBV+)(More)
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