Paul Bensadoun

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UNLABELLED Hepatitis B virus (HBV) resistance to nucleoside/nucleotide analogs is frequent. Ultra-deep pyrosequencing (UDPS) is a powerful new tool that can detect minor viral variants and characterize complex quasispecies mixtures. We used UDPS to analyze the dynamics of adefovir-resistant HBV variants in patients with chronic HBV infection in whom(More)
I can hardly share the passionate enthusiasm of Breuhahn et al. for the ‘‘dramatic’’ improvements in understanding of molecular pathogenesis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and the claim for ‘‘further rationally designed clinical trials based on molecular evidence’’. Among the causes of HCC, they cite aflatoxins and hemochromatosis but failed, as too many(More)
The p62/SQSTM1 adapter protein has an important role in the regulation of several key signaling pathways and helps transport ubiquitinated proteins to the autophagosomes and proteasome for degradation. Here, we investigate the regulation and roles of p62/SQSTM1 during acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cell maturation into granulocytes. Levels of p62/SQSTM1 mRNA(More)
Research and financial efforts spent on biodefense technologies highlight the current concern for biothreat event preparedness. Nonhazardous but relevant "simulant" microorganisms are typically used to simplify technological developments, testing, and staff training. The bacteriophage MS2, a small RNA virus, is classically used as the reference simulant for(More)
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