Sophie Bustany

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p27(Kip1) is a cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor that plays a critical role in regulating G(1)/S transition, and whose activity is, in part, regulated through interactions with D-type cyclins. We have generated the BD1-9 cell line, a BaF3 pro-B cells derivative in which cyclin D1 can be induced rapidly and reversibly by ponasterone A. The induction of(More)
The molecular mechanisms underlying cancer resistance remain elusive. One possible explanation is that cancer stem cells (CSCs) elude drug treatment, emerge and reproduce a tumor. Using multiple myeloma as a paradigm, we showed that cancer stem-like cells (CSLCs) appear after genotoxic stress because of their intrinsic properties. However, these properties(More)
Multiple myeloma (MM) is a malignancy characterized by the accumulation of clonal plasma cells in the bone marrow. Despite extensive efforts to design drugs targeting tumoral cells and their microenvironment, MM remains an incurable disease for which new therapeutic strategies are needed. We demonstrated here that antiestrogens (AEs) belonging to selective(More)
PURPOSE Clinical responses to the immmunomodulatory drug lenalidomide have been observed in patients with relapsed/refractory mantle cell lymphoma (MCL), although its mechanism of action remains partially unknown. We investigated whether the expression and subcellular localization of cyclin D1, a major cell-cycle regulator overexpressed in MCL, and the(More)
Cyclin D1 and its kinase partners control cell cycle progression. Cyclin D1 is frequently deregulated in various cancers, including malignant hemopathies, and tumor cells display uncontrolled cell proliferation. Cyclin D1 is not expressed in the B-cell lineage but is found in multiple myeloma (MM) cells in almost 50% of patients with this condition.(More)
Deregulated expression of heat shock proteins (HSPs) encoding genes is frequent in multiple myeloma. HSPs, which are molecular chaperones involved in protein homeostasis pathways, have emerged recently as promising therapeutic targets. Using human myeloma cell lines and primary myeloma cells belonging to various molecular groups, we tested the efficacy of(More)
Purpose: Clinical responses to the immmunomodulatory drug lenalidomide have been observed in patients with relapsed/refractory mantle cell lymphoma (MCL), although its mechanism of action remains partially unknown. We investigated whether the expression and subcellular localization of cyclin D1, a major cell-cycle regulator overexpressed in MCL, and the(More)
Mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) is a hematologic neoplasm characterised by the t(11;14)(q13;q32) translocation leading to aberrant cyclin D1 expression. The cell functions of cyclin D1 depend on its partners and/or subcellular distribution, resulting in different oncogenic properties. We observed the accumulation of cyclin D1 in the cytoplasm of a subset of MCL(More)
Financial support: Fondo de Investigación Sanitaria (PI09/0060 and PI12/01847) (to GR), Ligue contre le Cancer – Comité du Calvados (to BS), Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (SAF 09/9503 and SAF 12/31242) (to DC), Redes Temáticas de Investigación Cooperativa de Cáncer from the Instituto de Salud Carlos III (ISCIII) (RD2006/20/014 and RD12/0036/0004) and(More)