Stéphane Bézieau

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Using a multistage genetic association approach comprising 7,480 affected individuals and 7,779 controls, we identified markers in chromosomal region 8q24 associated with colorectal cancer. In stage 1, we genotyped 99,632 SNPs in 1,257 affected individuals and 1,336 controls from Ontario. In stages 2-4, we performed serial replication studies using 4,024(More)
We have characterized the human gene SLC39A4, which encodes a protein with features characteristic of a ZIP zinc transporter. The chromosomal location and expression of SLC39A4, together with mutational analysis of eight families affected with acrodermatitis enteropathica, suggest that SLC39A4 is centrally involved in the pathogenesis of this condition.
Sporadic colorectal cancers (CRC) are multifactorial diseases resulting from the combined effects of numerous genetic, environmental and behavioral risk factors. Genetic association studies have suggested low-penetrance alleles of extremely varied genes to be involved in susceptibility to CRC in Caucasian populations. Through a large genetic association(More)
Susceptibility to sporadic colorectal cancers (CRC) is generally thought to be the sum of complex interactions between environmental and genetic factors, all of which contribute independently, producing only a modest effect on the whole phenomenon. However, to date, most research has concealed the notion of interaction and merely focused on dissociate(More)
Hajdu-Cheney syndrome is a rare autosomal dominant skeletal disorder with facial anomalies, osteoporosis and acro-osteolysis. We sequenced the exomes of six unrelated individuals with this syndrome and identified heterozygous nonsense and frameshift mutations in NOTCH2 in five of them. All mutations cluster to the last coding exon of the gene, suggesting(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS We have recently reported that the triplication of a approximately 605 kilobase segment containing the PRSS1 (encoding cationic trypsinogen) and PRSS2 (encoding anionic trypsinogen) genes causes hereditary pancreatitis. Here we went further to investigate whether this copy number mutation could account for some unidentified French white(More)
BACKGROUND Few germline BRCA2 rearrangements have been described compared with the large number of germline rearrangements reported in the BRCA1 gene. However, some BRCA2 rearrangements have been reported in families that included at least one case of male breast cancer. OBJECTIVE To estimate the contribution of large genomic rearrangements to the(More)
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in developed countries. Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have successfully identified novel susceptibility loci for colorectal cancer. To follow up on these findings, and try to identify novel colorectal cancer susceptibility loci, we present results for GWAS of colorectal cancer (2,906(More)
Interleukin-6 (IL-6) is a cytokine involved in different physiologic and pathophysiologic processes including carcinogenesis. In 2003, a single nucleotide polymorphism (-174G/C) of the IL-6 gene promoter has been linked to breast cancer prognosis in node-positive (N+) breast cancer patients. Since, different studies have led to conflicting conclusions about(More)