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BACKGROUND Schwannomatosis is a disease characterized by multiple non-vestibular schwannomas. Although biallelic NF2 mutations are found in schwannomas, no germ line event is detected in schwannomatosis patients. In contrast, germline mutations of the SMARCB1 (INI1) tumor suppressor gene were described in familial and sporadic schwannomatosis patients. (More)
We previously reported that tipepidine, a centrally acting non-narcotic antitussive, has an antidepressant-like effect in normal and imipramine treatment-resistant depression model rats. Recently, mapping the induction of c-fos-like immunoreactivity (FLI) in the rat brain showed FLI-positive neurons in several brain areas after acute administration of(More)
A locus at 19p13 is associated with breast cancer (BC) and ovarian cancer (OC) risk. Here we analyse 438 SNPs in this region in 46,451 BC and 15,438 OC cases, 15,252 BRCA1 mutation carriers and 73,444 controls and identify 13 candidate causal SNPs associated with serous OC (P=9.2 × 10(-20)), ER-negative BC (P=1.1 × 10(-13)), BRCA1-associated BC (P=7.7 ×(More)
Perforin gene (PRF1) mutations have been identified in some patients diagnosed with the familial form of hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) and in patients with lymphoma. The aim of the present study was to determine whether patients with a familial aggregation of hematological malignancies harbor germline perforin gene mutations. For this purpose, 81(More)
The closed-die compaction behaviour of D-mannitol granules has been simulated by the discrete element method (DEM) to investigate the granule rearrangement and fracture behaviour during compaction which affects the compactibility of the tablet. The D-mannitol granules produced in a fluidized bed were modelled as agglomerates of primary particles connected(More)
Mutations are responsible for familial cancer syndromes which account for approximately 5–10 % of all types of cancers. Familial cancers are often caused by genetic alterations occurring either in tumor suppressor or genomic stability genes such as TP53. In this study, we have analyzed the TP53 gene by direct sequencing approach, in a panel of 18 Tunisian(More)
Ovarian neoplasms secondary to germline BRCA mutations had been described to have a more favourable survival. There is only few data concerning the prognosis of non mutated patients presenting clinical features evocative of BRCA alterations. We retrospectively collected data from patients treated in our institution for an invasive ovarian carcinoma between(More)
BACKGROUND Breast cancer stem cells (BCSCs) have been recognized as playing a major role in various aspects of breast cancer biology. To identify specific biomarkers of BCSCs, we have performed comparative proteomics of BCSC-enriched and mature cancer cell populations from the human breast cancer cell line (BCL), BrCA-MZ-01. METHODS ALDEFLUOR assay was(More)
Molecular analyses of large numbers of patient samples are increasingly used for diagnostic applications as well as for understanding cancer biology. Their accuracy depends on the quality and quantity of nucleic acids extracted from human cells or tissues. To optimize these preanalytical steps, we evaluated several automated technologies for nucleic acid(More)
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