Philippe Vago

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We report on a 3-year-old boy with moderate developmental delay, abnormal craniofacial features and ventricular septal defect resulting from trisomy of the long arm of chromosome 20. The cytogenetic defect consists of a de novo isolated interstitial duplication in distal 20q [dup(20)(q13.2q13.2)]. The duplication was detected by comparative genomic(More)
The presence of telomerase activity in a glioma may be a predictor of its malignant potential. Activation of telomerase is regulated at the transcriptional level of the human telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT). Here, we evaluated whether the amount of hTERT mRNA provides a molecular marker of glioma malignancy that would have clinical utility. We used(More)
BACKGROUND To better understand the infertility of patients with Robertsonian translocation, the biochemical and ultrastructural apoptotic characteristics of apoptosis in the sperm of patients and fertile donors were studied. METHODS Ejaculated sperm samples of seven Robertsonian translocation carriers and seven fertile donors were analyzed after(More)
Interleukin-6 (IL-6) is known to promote tumour growth and survival. We evaluated IL-6 gene amplification in tumours from 53 glioma patients using fluorescence in situ hybridisation. Amplification events were detected only in glioblastomas (15 out of 36 cases), the most malignant tumours, and were significantly associated with decreased patient survival.
To better define the place of multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification (MLPA) in routine cytogenetic diagnosis in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), we compared MLPA and fluorescence in situ hybridization (iFISH) data obtained in 77 CLL patients. Although MLPA detected most recurrent copy number genomic aberrations (90.9%), false-negative results(More)
This study investigates the morphological and molecular changes that occur in the inner hair cell area of the rat cochlea following aminoglycoside treatment. Rats were injected daily with 500 mg/kg of amikacin between postnatal day 9 (PND9) and PND16. Cochleae were examined at PND16 to PND120 using both scanning and transmission electron microscopy and(More)
BACKGROUND The t(14;22) remains one of the rare Robertsonian translocations observed in human, with an occurrence estimated at 1.2%. Three cases of rare Robertsonian translocation t(14;22) were investigated for meiotic segregation in sperm samples from male carriers using the fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) procedure. The three carriers included(More)
Hair cell loss and a non-functional epithelial reorganization appeared in the organ of Corti after acoustic or toxic damage. Moreover, in the drug damaged organ of Corti, transient atypical cells were recently described with characteristics of both immature hair cells and/or non-sensory epithelial cells. The phenotype of these atypical cells has been now(More)
Leukemia cell lines K562, KG1a, U937, HL60, Jurkat and solid tumor cell lines A549 and M4Beu are widely used in studies of cell cycle, apoptosis and adhesion mechanisms in cancer cells. Although the K562 and U937 cell lines were previously subjected to a detailed cytogenetic characterization, only a few molecular cytogenetic investigations have been(More)