Valérie B. Schini-Kerth

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Inverted CCAAT box-binding protein of 90 kDa (ICBP90) is over-expressed in several types of cancer, including breast, prostate and lung cancers. In search for proteins that interact with the set and ring-associated (SRA) domain of ICBP90, we used the two-hybrid system and screened a placental cDNA library. Several clones coding for a new domain of DNMT1(More)
OBJECTIVES An enhanced endothelial formation of nitric oxide (NO) and endothelium-derived hyperpolarizing factor (EDHF), is thought to contribute to the protective effect of moderate consumption of red wine on coronary diseases. The present study has characterized endothelium-dependent relaxations to Concord grape juice (CGJ), a non-alcoholic rich source of(More)
The salvage anti-tumoral pathway which implicates the p53-related p73 gene is not yet fully characterized. We therefore attempted to identify the up- and down-stream events involved in the activation of the p73-dependent pro-apoptotic pathway, by focusing on the anti-apoptotic and epigenetic integrator UHRF1 which is essential for cell cycle progression.(More)
Numerous studies indicate that regular intake of polyphenol-rich beverages (red wine and tea) and foods (chocolate, fruit, and vegetables) is associated with a protective effect on the cardiovascular system in humans and animals. Beyond the well-known antioxidant properties of polyphenols, several other mechanisms have been shown to contribute to their(More)
Epidemiological studies have reported a greater reduction in cardiovascular risk and metabolic disorders associated with diets rich in polyphenols. The antioxidant effects of polyphenols are attributed to the regulation of redox enzymes by reducing reactive oxygen species production from mitochondria, NADPH oxidases and uncoupled endothelial NO synthase in(More)
Aging is associated with blunted endothelium-dependent relaxations and vascular oxidative stress. Our previous study has indicated that daily intake of red wine polyphenols (RWPs) by young rats retards aging-related endothelial dysfunction in middle-aged rats. The aim of the present study is to determine whether intake of RWPs also improves an established(More)
PURPOSE This study determined whether the Crataegus (Hawthorn species) special extract WS 1442 stimulates the endothelial formation of nitric oxide (NO), a vasoprotective factor, and characterized the underlying mechanism. METHODS AND RESULTS Vascular reactivity was assessed in porcine coronary artery rings, reactive oxygen species (ROS) formation in(More)
Nitric oxide synthases are expressed in breast cancer. To elucidate the clinical role of the inducible NOS (i-NOS) in human breast cancer, 161 primary breast cancer tissues were stained immunohistochemically. Staining patterns for i-NOS were correlated with classical prognostic factors such as lymph node status, age, hormonal receptor status, tumour size(More)
Discrete chemical modifications of the chromatin (DNA and primarily histones) can regulate gene expression or repression and can be transmitted to the descent (cells or organisms) thanks to an epigenetic memory. These modifications involve histone post-translational modifications, DNA methylation at CpG islands and small nuclear RNAs processes. They play(More)
Consumption of polyphenol-rich foods, such as fruits and vegetables, and beverages derived from plants, such as cocoa, red wine and tea, may represent a beneficial diet in terms of cardiovascular protection. Indeed, epidemiological studies demonstrate a significant inverse correlation between polyphenol consumption and cardiovascular risk. Among the(More)