Sylvain Létourneau

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The CEACAM1 glycoproteins (formerly called biliary glycoproteins; BGP, C-CAM, CD66a, or MHVR) are members of the carcinoembryonic antigen family of cell adhesion molecules. In the mouse, splice variants of CEACAM1 have either two or four immunoglobulin (Ig) domains linked through a transmembrane domain to either a short or a long cytoplasmic tail. CEACAM1(More)
CEACAM1 (also known as biliary glycoprotein, C-CAM or CD66a) is a cell adhesion molecule of the immunoglobulin family behaving as a tumor inhibitory protein in colon, prostate, liver, endometrial and breast cancers. Inhibition of tumor development is dependent upon the presence of the long 71-73 amino acid cytoplasmic domain of the CEACAM1 protein(More)
We used a genetic selection system to isolate a strain of Escherichia coli with a high frequency of C-to-T transition mutations at the second C of the sequence CCAGG. Cytosines in other sequences do not mutate to thymine at a high frequency in this strain, and the frequencies of other base substitution mutations are not increased to the same extent. The(More)
This paper presents application of Rough Sets algorithms to prediction of component failures in aerospace domain. To achieve this we first introduce a data preprocessing approach that consists of case selection, data labeling and attribute reduction. We also introduce a weight function to represent the importance of predictions as a function of time before(More)
Biliary glycoprotein (Bgp1), a carcinoembryonic antigen-related family member of the immunoglobulin superfamily, is involved in normal and neoplastic events. Analysis of Bgp1 expression throughout post-implantation mouse embryogenesis using reverse transcription-polymerase chain reactions, immunostaining with anti-Bgp1 monoclonal antibodies, and in situ(More)
The transfer of drug resistance genes into hematopoietic cells is an experimental approach to protect patients from drug-induced myelosuppression. Because anti-cancer drugs are often administered in combination to increase their clinical efficacy, vectors that express two drug resistance genes are being developed to broaden the spectrum of chemoprotection.(More)
The chemotherapeutic effectiveness of cytosine nucleoside analogues used in cancer therapy is limited by their dose-dependent myelosuppression. A way to overcome this problem would be to insert the drug-resistance gene, cytidine deaminase (CD), into normal hematopoietic cells. CD catalyzes the deamination and pharmacological inactivation of cytosine(More)