Sylviane Dewaele

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Biomarkers indicating biological age are of significant interest for prevention, diagnosis and monitoring (and the treatment) of age-related diseases. We previously reported an alteration of serum N-glycan profile in old humans using "DNA Sequencer Adapted-Fluorophore Assisted Carbohydrate Electrophoresis" (DSA-FACE). To validate the shift in serum N-glycan(More)
N-glycan profiling of the human serum glycoproteins including immunoglobulin fraction on different age groups of healthy persons shows substantial changes with increasing age in three major N-glycan structures. In individuals more than 40-50 years of age, there is an increase in under-galactosylated glycans and a decrease in the core alpha-1,6-fucosylated(More)
A cDNA encoding 1,2-alpha-D-mannosidase mds 1 from Trichoderma reesei was cloned. The largest open reading frame occupied 1571 bp. The predicted sequence contains 523 amino acid residues for a calculated molecular mass of 56,266 Da and shows high similarity to the amino acid sequences of 1,2-alpha-D-mannosidases from Aspergillus saitoi and Penicillium(More)
We developed a high-throughput functional genomic screening system that allows identification of genes prolonging life-span in the baker's yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. The method is based on isolating yeast mother cells with extended number of cell divisions as indicated by the increased number of bud scars on their surface. Fluorescently labelled Wheat(More)
UNLABELLED We evaluated the use of blood serum N-glycan fingerprinting as a tool for the diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in patients with cirrhosis induced by hepatitis B virus (HBV). A group of 450 HBV-infected patients with liver fibrosis or cirrhosis with or without HCC were studied. HCC was diagnosed by alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) analysis,(More)
The Trichoderma harzianum imidazoleglycerolphosphate dehydratase gene (igh) has been isolated by complementation of a Saccharomyces cerevisiae his3 mutant using a direct expression vector. This Escherichia coli-yeast shuttle vector was developed to allow efficient cloning and expression of cDNA libraries. The cDNA is 627 nucleotides long and codes for a(More)
Successful therapy of the non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) depends on its early detection, and non-invasive detection methods are preferred. As plasma proteins are modified by N-linked glycosylation, we tested the importance of the N-glycan profile in diagnosing and prognosticating NSCLC. We analysed desialylated plasma samples from 75 NSCLC patients,(More)
Converting the complete genome sequence of Candida albicans into meaningful biological information will require comprehensive screens for identifying functional classes of genes. Most systems described so far are not applicable to C. albicans because of its difficulty with mating, its diploid nature, and the lack of functional random insertional mutagenesis(More)
BACKGROUND Glycosylation, i.e the enzymatic addition of oligosaccharides (or glycans) to proteins and lipids, known as glycosylation, is one of the most common co-/posttranslational modifications of proteins. Many important biological roles of glycoproteins are modulated by N-linked oligosaccharides. As glucose levels can affect the pathways leading to(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS There is a demand for serum markers that can routinely assess the progression of liver cancer. DENA (diethylnitrosamine), a hepatocarcinogen, is commonly used in an experimental mouse model to induce liver cancer that closely mimics a subclass of human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, blood monitoring of the progression of HCC in(More)