Sylvie Côté

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The role of retinoic acid receptor beta(RARbeta), a putative tumor suppressor gene, in the development of colon malignancy still remains to be clarified. We reported previously that the expression of RARbeta in DLD-1 human colon adenocarcinoma cells was silenced by DNA methylation at the level of the promoter region (Anti-Cancer Drugs 1997; 8: 56). In(More)
In Drosophila melanogaster, the mechanisms involved in the pattern formation of complex internal organs are still largely unknown. However, the identity of the molecular determinants that control the development of these specific tissues is emerging from the combined use of genetic and molecular approaches. We have cloned a gene that is expressed in the(More)
INTRODUCTION Curative chemotherapy should target cancer stem cells (CSCs). The key characteristics of CSCs are a block in differentiation and an epigenetic signature similar to embryonic stem cells (ESCs). Differentiation by ESCs and CSCs is suppressed by gene silencing through the polycomb repressive complex 2 (PRC2) and/or DNA methylation. PRC2 contains(More)
The 3beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase/Delta5-Delta4 isomerase (3beta-HSD) isoenzymes catalyze an essential step in the formation of all classes of active steroid hormones. We have recently shown that 3beta-HSD type 1 gene expression is specifically induced by interleukin (IL)-4 and IL-13 in several human cancer cell lines and in normal human mammary and(More)
5-Aza-2'-deoxycytidine (5-Aza-CdR; Decitabine) is an active antineoplastic agent in patients with leukemia. Since 5-Aza-CdR is an S phase specific agent and has a short plasma half-life, its antileukemic activity is dose schedule-dependent. Leukemia patients who are candidates for 5-Aza-CdR therapy following relapse after therapy with cytosine arabinoside(More)
The retinoic acid receptor beta (RARbeta), a putative tumor suppressor gene, has been reported to be poorly expressed in breast cancer. In this report using the methylation-specific PCR reaction we observed DNA methylation in the promoter region of RARbeta in several primary breast tumors. DNA sequence analysis showed that the positions of 5-methylcytosine(More)
Clinical salmonellosis associated with Salmonella is increasingly reported in finishing swine. Since S. Typhimurium is often associated with these episodes and given that this serotype is among the most often reported in humans, we were interested to determine if various tissues and carcasses from animals coming from herds that were clinically affected were(More)
The silencing of tumor suppressor genes (TSGs) by aberrant DNA methylation occurs frequently in acute myeloid leukemia (AML). This epigenetic alteration can be reversed by 5-aza-2’-deoxcytidine (decitabine, 5-AZA-CdR). Although 5-AZA-CdR can induce complete remissions in patients with AML, most patients relapse. The effectiveness of this therapy may be(More)
We previously reported that 5-aza-2'-deoxycytidine (5-Aza-CdR) in combination with all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) produced a synergistic antineoplastic effect on DLD-1 colon carcinoma cells. We also observed that 5-Aza-CdR, a potent inhibitor of DNA methylation, increased the expression of retinoic acid receptor (RAR)-beta. Methylation of cytosine in the(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare changes on biopsychosocial variables between adults (< 65 years) and older adults (> or = 65 years) during and after an inpatient rehabilitation program. DESIGN Comparative study. PARTICIPANTS A total of 165 people 18 years and over admitted to an inpatient rehabilitation unit. METHODS The participants were evaluated 3 times: at(More)