Sophie Vignaud

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Quantitative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) used to detect minor changes in specific mRNA concentrations may be associated with poor reproducibility. Stringent quality control is therefore essential at each step of the protocol, including the PCR procedure. We performed inter-laboratory quality control of quantitative PCR between(More)
BACKGROUND The prognostic value of uPA, PAI-1 and PAI-2 mRNA expression was studied in a retrospective series of 130 primary breast cancer patients (median follow-up 8.1 years). MATERIALS AND METHODS UPA, PAI-1 and PAI-2 mRNA were quantified by means of real-time quantitative RT-PCR. Comparison with the corresponding protein levels determined by ELISA was(More)
The cell type heterogeneity within clinical cancer tissue samples may affect the accuracy of gene expression analysis. In order to validate our laser microdissection (LMD) method using the Leica AS LMD system (LEICA Microsystems), we compared the mRNA levels of three major genes involved in breast cancer (ERalpha, PR, HER2), measured by means of real-time(More)
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