Sylvie Millet

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Segmentation of the neural tube has been clearly shown in the forebrain and caudal hindbrain but has never been demonstrated within the midbrain/hindbrain domain. Since the homeobox-containing gene Otx2 has a caudal limit of expression in this region, we examined, mainly in chick embryos, the possibility that this limit could represent an interneuromeric(More)
A number of membrane-anchored cytokines and cytokine receptors are susceptible to yield soluble counterparts. Recently, peptide-hydroxamate metalloproteinase inhibitors have been reported to block the proteolytic processing of tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha 55- and 75-kDa TNF receptors (TNF-R55 and TNF-R75), and interleukin (IL)-6R. In this report the(More)
The expression of the homeobox-containing gene En-2 was analysed with the monoclonal antibody 4D9 in the chick central nervous system throughout embryogenesis. Confirming previous studies, early expression of the En-2 protein [beginning at stage 9 of Hamburger and Hamilton (HH9)] is restricted to a portion of the neural tube containing the primordia of the(More)
The uptake of nitrate and ammonium by the roots and leaves of Posidonia oceanica were determined between February 1997 and June 1999 by in situ experiments using the isotope 15 of nitrogen (15N) as a tracer in a nutrient-poor coastal zone of the NW Mediterranean Sea (Revellata Bay, Corsica). Nitrate and ammonium leaf uptakes are recorded at 0.05 and 0.1 μM(More)
An hybridoma clone secreting an IgG1 monoclonal antibody (GIF-1) specific for human gamma-interferon (HuIFN-gamma) has been generated using HAT medium supplemented with insulin (HIAT) at the initial stage of cell fusion. This antibody is capable of neutralizing the antiviral activity of HuIFN-gamma, the ability of HuIFN-gamma to inhibit retroviral(More)
Current evidence support the hypothesis that trophoblast interferons play a key role in preventing maternal immunologal rejection of the embryonic semi-allograft. The information of this review is divided in two sections. In the first section we described molecular and biological characteristics of type I (alpha, beta, omega, tau and spl) and type II(More)
We have studied the neuromeric organisation of the mesencephalic-metencephalic (mes-met) territory of the avian neural tube using chick/quail transplantation experiments and analysing the expression of various regulatory genes in chimeric and normal embryos. Homotopic grafts demonstrate the presence of an interneuromeric boundary separating the(More)
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