Nicolas N Epie

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HIV-1 Tat activates transcription of HIV-1 viral genes by inducing phosphorylation of the C-terminal domain (CTD) of RNA polymerase II (RNAPII). Tat can also disturb cellular metabolism by inhibiting proliferation of antigen-specific T lymphocytes and by inducing cellular apoptosis. Tat-induced apoptosis of T-cells is attributed, in part, to the distortion(More)
Lissencephaly is a severe brain malformation in part caused by mutations in the LIS1 gene. LIS1 interacts with microtubule-associated proteins, and enhances transport of microtubule fragments. Previously we showed that LIS1 interacts with HIV-1 Tat protein and that this interaction was mediated by WD40 domains of LIS1. In the present study, we analyze the(More)
BACKGROUND Increasing evidence suggests that adjuvant systemic chemotherapy is necessary for the survival of breast cancer patients. Antitumor agents are more effective when used in combination with drugs exhibiting different mechanisms of action than when used alone. Previous studies from this laboratory have shown that raloxifene (RAL) attenuation of(More)
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