Mathilde Sibony

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PURPOSE Transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) is a pan-urothelial disease characterized by multiplicity. Although little is known about the molecular events in upper-tract TCC, similar carcinogenic mechanisms are thought to occur throughout the urinary tract. However, we have previously shown that distinct patterns of microsatellite instability occur in upper(More)
PURPOSE Urothelial carcinoma is a disease of the entire urothelium. Recent molecular insights suggest that the biology of some upper urinary tract and bladder urothelial carcinoma differ. These differences may affect tumor phenotype. Observational studies conflict as to the significance of anatomical location on the behavior of urothelial carcinoma. We(More)
We report clinicopathologic features of a large series of renal translocation carcinomas from a multicentric study. Diagnosis was performed by cytogenetic examination of fresh material and/or by immunochemistry with antibodies directed against the C-terminal part of transcription factor E3 (TFE3) and native transcription factor EB (TFEB) proteins. Clinical(More)
Tubulocystic carcinoma is a tumor entity, which is not yet included in the WHO-classification of renal tumors. We report a series of 11 cases of this tumor, 6 of which were examined in by immunohistochemistry using a panel of five antibodies (CK7, CK34βE12, CK19, CD10 and P504S). All patients were men. Each had renal tumor stage of pT1N0M0, with a diameter(More)
Ischemic and solid tumor tissues are less well perfused than normal tissue, leading to metabolic changes and chronic hypoxia, which in turn promotes angiogenesis. We identified human angiopoietin-like 4 (angptl4) as a gene with hypoxia-induced expression in endothelial cells. We showed that the levels of both mRNA and protein for ANGPTL4 increased in(More)
To date, two forms of microsatellite instability (MSI) have been described in human cancer. MSI typical of hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer (HNPCC), is due to deficient DNA mismatch repair (MMR) and is defined with mono- and dinucleotide repeat microsatellites. A second variety of instability is best seen at selective tetranucleotide repeats (EMAST;(More)
AIMS To report clinicopathological and genomic characteristics of (ccpRCC), a rare, recently characterized renal tumour entity. METHODS AND RESULTS Twenty-four renal tumours identified as ccpRCC were collected. Data from comparative genomic hybridization on microarrays (array-CGH) were obtained for seven of these. Most tumours (58%) occurred in the(More)
Aquaporins (AQPs) are important in controlling water permeability. As AQP1 is known as a serum-responsive gene, we hypothesized that AQP expression may be involved in the development of human cancer. By reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction analysis, expression of AQPs 1, 3, and 5 was found in seven colon and colorectal cancer cell lines. Western(More)
BACKGROUND Optimization of in situ hybridization protocols is of real interest when trying to detect small amounts of mRNA or when using low concentrations of probes. To enhance the hybridization signal, we have developed a modification of an in situ hybridization (ISH) protocol with radiolabeled cRNA probes. The detailed protocol of ISH used for paraffin(More)
The aim of this study was to identify high-risk patients for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Among 151 patients with histologically proven cirrhosis hospitalized from 1987 to 1990 and prospectively followed-up until June 1994, 31 developed HCC. We assessed the predictive value of 22 variables recorded at enrollment for HCC occurrence by the log rank test(More)