Sandrine Jacob

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The DNA mismatch repair (MMR) system is involved in the correction of base/base mismatches and insertion/deletion loops arising during replication. In addition, some of the MMR components participate in recombination and double-strand break repair as well as cell cycle regulation and apoptosis. The inactivation of MMR genes, usually hMSH2 or hMLH1, is(More)
The aim of our study was to assess the relationship between colorectal tumor responsiveness to irinotecan and microsatellite instability (MSI), a feature of colorectal tumors with DNA mismatch repair defect. Seventy-two patients with metastatic colorectal cancer were included in our retrospective study. A complete response to irinotecan was observed in 1(More)
The mammalian CoREST ([co]repressor for element-1-silencing transcription factor) complex was first identified associated with the repressor for element-1 silencing transcription factor (REST)/neuronal restrictive silencing factor. The CoREST complex is a chromatin-modifying corepressor complex that acts with REST to regulate neuronal gene expression and(More)
The inactivation of the DNA mismah repair (MMR) system, which is associated with the predisposition to the hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC), has also been documented in nearly 20% of the sporadic colorectal cancers. These tumors are characterized by a high frequency of microsatellite instability (MSI(+) phenotype), resulting from the(More)
Accumulation of frameshift mutations at genes containing coding mononucleotide repeats is thought to be the major molecular mechanism by which mismatch repair-deficient cells accumulate functional alterations. These mutations resulting from microsatellite instability (MSI) can affect genes involved in pathways with a putative oncogenic role, but may also(More)
The development of the C. elegans uterus provides a model for understanding the regulatory pathways that control organogenesis. In C. elegans, the ventral uterus develops through coordinated signaling between the uterine anchor cell (AC) and a ventral uterine (VU) cell. The nhr-67 gene encodes the nematode ortholog of the tailless nuclear receptor gene. Fly(More)
AIMS The aim of our study was to assess the potential relationships between tumor responsiveness to CPT11, an analogue of camptothecin, which selectively inhibits DNA topoisomerase I, and the microsatellite instability, a feature of tumors with DNA mismatch repair defect. METHODS We designed a retrospective clinical study including 35 patients with(More)
Ataxia telangiectasia (A-T) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder characterized by progressive cerebellar ataxia, oculocutaneous telangiectasia, immune defects and predisposition to malignancies. A-T is caused by biallelic inactivation of the ATM gene, in most cases by frameshift or nonsense mutations. More rarely, ATM missense mutations with unknown(More)
Loss of a functional mismatch repair (MMR) system in colorectal cancer (CRC) cells is associated with microsatellite instability and increased sensitivity to topoisomerase inhibitors. In this study, we have investigated whether a defect in double-strand break (DSB) repair by non-homologous end-joining (NHEJ) could explain why MMR-deficient CRC cells are(More)
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