Stéphanie Lachance

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In humans, rare non-synonymous variants in the planar cell polarity gene VANGL1 are associated with neural tube defects (NTDs). These variants were hypothesized to be pathogenic based mainly on genetic studies in a large cohort of NTD patients. In this study, we validate the potential pathogenic effect of these mutations in vivo by investigating their(More)
Angiotensinogen (ANG) messenger RNA is expressed in opossum kidney (OK) proximal tubular cells. To examine whether thyroid hormone, L-T3, could stimulate the expression of the ANG gene in OK proximal tubular cells, fusion genes, consisting of various lengths of the 5'-flanking region of the rat angiotensinogen gene linked to a human growth hormone reporter(More)
Wnt signaling has been classified as canonical Wnt/β-catenin-dependent or non-canonical planar cell polarity (PCP) pathway. Misregulation of either pathway is linked mainly to cancer or neural tube defects (NTDs), respectively. Both pathways seem to antagonize each other, and recent studies have implicated a number of molecular switches that activate one(More)
Angiotensinogen (ANG) messenger RNA is expressed in cultured opossum kidney (OK) proximal tubular cells. The aim of these studies was to investigate whether steroid hormones (dexamethasone, estradiol, testosterone, and progesterone) could stimulate the expression of renal ANG gene in vitro. Fusion genes consisting of various lengths of the 5'-flanking(More)
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