Philippe Revelard

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The AnTat 1.3A antigen gene expression site of T. brucei was cloned from genomic libraries of the 200 kb expressor chromosome. In addition to the antigen gene, it contains seven putative coding regions (ESAGs, for expression site-associated genes), as well as a RIME retroposon. The polypeptide encoded by ESAG 4 shows homology to yeast adenylate cyclase, and(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the different short-term complications after in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer. DESIGN a retrospective study on 7 years in the fertility clinic of an university hospital. MATERIALS AND METHODS Short-term medical complications were analysed after 1500 transvaginal ultrasonographically guided oocyte retrievals. RESULTS(More)
Embryo quality evaluated by the embryo morphology is a critical parameter in human in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and embryo transfer. It determines which and how many embryos will be replaced, as pregnancy rates are directly related to number and quality of transferred embryos. This retrospective analysis included 1301 IVF and embryo transfer cycles to(More)
The transcription unit of the gene for the variant specific glycoprotein (VSG) AnTat 1.3A of Trypanosoma brucei contains several associated genes (ESAGs, for Expression Site-Associated Genes), 7 of which have already been described. We report here the characterization of a further ESAG, which we term ESAG 8, present 1 kb downstream from the putative(More)
A first elective transfer policy of two embryos based solely on embryo morphology was compared to a more restrictive policy transferring two embryos to all patients aged < 35 years with less than three previous cycles to reduce the incidence of multiple pregnancies. With a significant reduction in the number of triple transfers from 72.4 to 44.3%, the(More)
The P-type ATPase gene TBA1 of Trypanosoma brucei belongs to a polycistronic transcription unit. We analyzed the structure and expression of a 4-kb region located immediately downstream from TBA1. This region is unique and contains two large open reading frames transcribed into stable mRNAs. These putative genes, termed ADG1 and ADG2, can respectively(More)
The characteristics of the glass wool filtration technique for the preparation of semen samples in an intracytoplasmic sperm injection programme (ICSI) were compared with a two-layer Percoll density gradient procedure. Half of each of 25 semen samples were prepared by each technique. The oocytes from each patient were randomly injected, half with(More)
OBJECTIVE To retrospectively evaluate factors influencing human cytomegalovirus serologic status of couples consulting our fertility clinic. METHODS Human cytomegalovirus individual serologic status of 3,227 women and 2,565 men was studied according to age, serologic status of the sexual partner, and presence of children in the family at entry in the(More)
A putative ATPase gene was cloned from Trypanosoma brucei genomic DNA. The length of the gene open reading frame is 3,033 bp, predicting a protein of about 110 kDa. The sequence of this protein shares 10 blocks of homology with other eukaryotic ATPases, including the putative phosphorylation site characteristic of P-ATPases. Its hydropathy profile reveals(More)