Pierre-André Bédard

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The phosphoinositide-3-kinase (PI3K)/protein kinase B (PKB)/Bad signal transduction pathway is engaged in the control of apoptosis in many different cell types, particularly through phosphorylation of the Bcl-2 family protein Bad. We examined the involvement of this pathway in the control of programmed cell death in the retina of developing rats. PKB is(More)
BACKGROUND Cell transformation by the Src tyrosine kinase is characterized by extensive changes in gene expression. In this study, we took advantage of several strains of the Rous sarcoma virus (RSV) to characterize the patterns of v-Src-dependent gene expression in two different primary cell types, namely chicken embryo fibroblasts (CEF) and chicken(More)
BACKGROUND The multiple endocrine neoplasia type I gene functions as a tumor suppressor gene in humans and mouse models. In Drosophila melanogaster, mutants of the menin gene (Mnn1) are hypersensitive to mutagens or gamma irradiation and have profound defects in the response to several stresses including heat shock, hypoxia, hyperosmolarity and oxidative(More)
The p38 members of the mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) superfamily are activated by both environmental stress and endogenous signals, and may have either permissive or inhibitory roles upon both cell proliferation and cell death in the retina. We have previously shown that anisomycin, a protein synthesis inhibitor, and 2-aminopurine, a specific(More)
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