Philippe Riou

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Overexpression of T-cadherin (T-cad) transcripts occurs in approximately 50% of human hepatocellular carcinomas (HCCs). To elucidate T-cad functions in HCC, we examined T-cad protein expression in normal and tumoral human livers and hepatoma cell lines and investigated its influence on invasive potential of HCC using RNA interference silencing of T-cad(More)
Many studies have associated chromosomal deletions in the 16q24 region with human cancers, including hepatocellular carcinoma. A more limited region around the microsatellite D16S402 has been shown implicated in the metastatic spread of hepatocellular carcinoma, prostate cancer, and Wilms' tumors. It is likely that one or more tumor suppressor genes are(More)
The human T cell leukemia/lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1) Tax protein strongly activates viral and cellular gene transcription. It mainly functions by interacting with cellular transcription factors and the KIX domain of the p300/CBP coactivators. Tax can also repress the transcription of cellular genes through the basic helix-loop-helix (bHLH) protein(More)
To investigate the genetic mechanism of metastatic spread in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), we analyzed genomic changes in lung or liver metastases and the corresponding primary tumors (83 tumor samples) in 18 patients who underwent orthotopic liver transplantation. We studied the incidence of microsatellite instability (MSI) and loss of heterozygosity(More)
WFDC1 is a recently isolated human gene identified as a tumour suppressor gene candidate. It is not known whether alterations in this gene are associated with human cancers. The WFDC1 gene maps in human chromosome 16q24, an area of frequent loss of heterozygosity (LOH) in several tumour types, in particular in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). We investigated(More)
The application of the new Water Framework Directive (WFD) of the European Union will require a dense and frequent monitoring of chlorophyll-a near the coast. Not counting the transitional water bodies located in the vicinity of estuaries, not less than seventy four coastal water bodies have to be monitored along the coast of the French Atlantic continental(More)
BACKGROUND To establish a new experimental model of human hepatocellular carcinoma by orthotopic implantation of tumoral cells with its subsequent removal, to generate and modulate circulating tumoral cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS Three human hepatoma cell lines (HepG2, PLC/PRF, and Mahlavu) were orthotopically implanted under the Glisson's capsule of the(More)
Dans la matinée du 31 octobre 2000 le chimiquier italien « Ievoli Sun » sombrait en Centre Manche. Sa cargaison, présentait un risque de contamination de l'environnement maritime comme de l'environnement littoral situé à proximité. L'Ifremer décidait, dès l'annonce du naufrage, de mettre en oeuvre des outils de production et de communication de(More)
Human T-cell leukemia virus type 1 Tax protein, a transcriptional activator of viral expression, promotes uncontrolled cellular proliferation. In this report, we show that Tax-expressing myoblasts do not exit the cell cycle and fail to differentiate into myotubes despite the deprivation of serum. In these cells, which displayed unchanged levels of the(More)
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