Nathalie Rousselet

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Overexpression of cathepsin L, a cysteine protease, and consequently procathepsin L secretion switch the phenotype of human melanoma cells to highly tumorigenic and strongly metastatic. This led us to identify the DNA regulatory sequences involved in the regulation of cathepsin L expression in highly metastatic human melanoma cells. The results of the(More)
We previously demonstrated that the switch from non- to highly tumorigenic phenotype of human melanoma cells is directly related to procathepsin L secretion, which increased cell resistance to complement-mediated cell lysis. Involvement of procathepsin L secretion in tumor growth was clearly demonstrated by three different strategies: (1) inhibition of(More)
Cathepsin L, a cysteine protease, is overexpressed in human tumor cells and plays a major role in melanoma progression. Our aim was herein to identify molecular mechanisms, which contribute to its overexpression. We found that cathepsin L protein expression correlated with mRNA level in tumor cells. Therefore, we focused on mechanisms involved in cathepsin(More)
The RB18A/MED1 human gene, also named TRAP220, DRIP205 and PBP, encodes for a single 205 kDa component, which interacts with nuclear receptors and transcription factors. RB18A/MED1 chromosome localization on locus 17q12-q21.1 suggests its involvement in human cancers. We herein analyzed RB18A/MED1 expression in human melanoma cell lines. We found that(More)
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