EMT Transition States during Tumor Progression and Metastasis. 
Pastushenko I, Blanpain C. 
Trends Cell Biol. 2019 Mar;29(3):212-226. doi: 10.1016/j.tcb.2018.12.001. Epub 2018 Dec 26. Review.  
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Stem cell dynamics, migration and plasticity during wound healing. 
Dekoninck S, Blanpain C. 
Nat Cell Biol. 2019 Jan;21(1):18-24. doi: 10.1038/s41556-018-0237-6. Epub 2019 Jan 2. Review.  
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Phenotypic Plasticity: Driver of Cancer Initiation, Progression, and Therapy Resistance. 
Gupta PB, Pastushenko I, Skibinski A, Blanpain C, Kuperwasser C. 
Cell Stem Cell. 2019 Jan 3;24(1):65-78. doi: 10.1016/j.stem.2018.11.011. Epub 2018 Dec 13. Review. 
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A slow-cycling LGR5 tumour population mediates basal cell carcinoma relapse after therapy. 
Sánchez-Danés A, Larsimont JC, Liagre M, Muñoz-Couselo E, Lapouge G, Brisebarre A, Dubois , Suppa M, Sukumaran V, Del Marmol V, Tabernero J, Blanpain C. 
Nature. 2018 Oct;562(7727):434-438. doi: 10.1038/s41586-018-0603-3. Epub 2018 Oct 8. 
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YAP and TAZ are essential for basal and squamous cell carcinoma initiation 
Debaugnies M, Sánchez-Danés A, Rorive S, Liagre M, Brisebarre A, Parent MA, Salmon I, and Blanpain C
EMBO Rep. 2018 Jun 6. pii: e45809. doi: 10.15252/embr.201845809. 
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Deciphering the cells of origin of Squamous Cell Carcinomas 
Sánchez-Danés A and Blanpain C 
Nat Rev Cancer. 2018 May 30. doi: 10.1038/s41568-018-0024-5 
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Early lineage segregation of multipotent embryonic mammary gland progenitors 
Wuidart A, Sifrim A, Matsumura S, Fioramonti M, Brisebarre A, Brown D , Centonze A, Dannau A, Dubois C, Van Keymeulen A, Voet T, Blanpain C 
Nat Cell Biol. 2018 Jun;20(6):666-676. doi: 10.1038/s41556-018-0095-2. Epub 2018 May 21. Cover article Highlighted by a news and views in Nature Cell Biology  
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Identification of the tumour transition states occurring during EMT  
Pastushenko I, Brisebarre A, Sifrim A, Fioramonti M, Renvenco T, Boumahdi S, Van Keymeulen A, Brown D, Moers V, Lemaire S, De Clercq S, Minguijon E, Cédric Balsat C, Sokolow Y, Dubois C, de Cock F, Scozzaro S, Sopena F, Lanas A, D’Haene N, Salmon I, Marine JC, Voet T, Sotiropoulou P and Blanpain C  
Nature. 2018 Apr;556(7702):463-468. doi: 10.1038/s41586-018-0040-3. Epub 2018 Apr 18. Highlighted by a news and views in Nature  
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Universality of clone dynamics during tissue development 
Rulands S, Lescroart F, Chabab S, Hindley CJ, Prior N, Sznurkowska MK, Huch M, Philpott A, Blanpain C,  and Simons BD 
Nature Physics, 2018 May;14(5):469-474. doi: 10.1038/s41567-018-0055-6. Epub 2018 Feb 26. Cover article  
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Defining the earliest step of cardiovascular lineage segregation during gastrulation by single cell RNA-seq 
Lescroart F, Wang X, Lin X, Swedlund B, Gargouri S, Sànchez-Dànes A, Moignard V, Dubois C, Paulissen C, Kinston S, Göttgens B, Blanpain C 
Science. 2018 Mar 9;359(6380):1177-1181. doi: 10.1126/science.aao4174. Epub 2018 Jan 25. Highlighted by perspectives in Science and Nature Reviews Cardiology.
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Gene therapy: Transgenic stem cells replace skin. 
Aragona M, Blanpain C. 
Nature. 2017 Nov 16;551(7680):306-307. doi: 10.1038/nature24753  
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Mouse Cutaneous Melanoma Induced by Mutant BRaf Arises from Expansion and Dedifferentiation of Mature Pigmented Melanocytes. 
Köhler C, Nittner D, Rambow F, Radaelli E, Stanchi F, Vandamme N, Baggiolini A, Sommer L, Berx G, van den Oord JJ, Gerhardt H, Blanpain C & Marine JC 
Cell Stem Cell. 2017 Nov 2;21(5):679-693.e6. doi: 10.1016/j.stem.2017.08.003. Epub 2017 Oct 12.  
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Lineage-Restricted Mammary Stem Cells Sustain the Development, Homeostasis, and Regeneration of the Estrogen Receptor Positive Lineage. 
Van Keymeulen A, Fioramonti M, Centonze A, Bouvencourt G, Achouri Y, Blanpain C. 
Cell Rep. 2017 Aug 15;20(7):1525-1532. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2017.07.066.  
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Identifying the niche controlling melanocyte differentiation 
Zocco M, Blanpain C. 
Genes Dev. 2017 Apr 15;31(8):721-723. doi: 10.1101/gad.300665.117.  
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Defining stem cell dynamics and migration during wound healing in mouse skin epidermis 
Aragona M, Dekoninck S, Rulands S, Lenglez S, Mascré M, Simons B, Blanpain C. 
Nature Communications 2017 Mar 1;8:14684. doi: 10.1038/ncomms14684.  
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Cell Type Specific Chromatin States Differentially Prime Squamous Cell Carcinoma Tumor Initiating Cells for Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition. 
Latil M, Nassar D, Beck B, Boumahdi S, Wang L, Brisebarre A, Dubois C, Nkusi E, Lenglez S, Checinska A, 
Vercauteren Drubbel A, Devos M, Declercq W, Yi R, Blanpain C. 
Cell Stem Cell. 2017 Feb 2;20(2):191-204.e5. doi: 10.1016/j.stem.2016.10.018. Epub 2016 Nov 23. Highlighted by a preview in Cell Stem Cell  
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Maintaining hair follicle stem cell identity in a dish. 
Sánchez-Danés A, Blanpain C. 
EMBO J. 2017 Jan 17;36(2):132-134. doi: 10.15252/embj.201696051.  
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Editorial Overview: The ins and outs of stem cells in differentiation, inflammation & disease. 
Blanpain C, Wagner EF. 
Curr Opin Cell Biol. 2016 Dec;43:iv-vi. doi: 10.1016/j.ceb.2016.10.004.  
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Defining the clonal dynamics leading to mouse skin tumor initiation 
Sánchez-Danés A, Hannezo E, Larsimont JC, Liagre M, Youssef KK, Simons B, Blanpain C. 
Nature. 2016 Aug 18;536(7616):298-303. Epub 2016 Jul 8.  

p53 induces formation of NEAT1 lncRNA-containing paraspeckles that modulate replication stress response and chemosensitivity. 
Adriaens C, Standaert L, Barra J, Latil M, Verfaillie A, Kalev P, Boeckx B, Wijnhoven PW, Radaelli E, Vermi W, Leucci E, Lapouge G, Beck B, van den Oord J, Nakagawa S, Hirose T, Sablina AA, Lambrechts D, Aerts S, Blanpain C, Marine JC. 
Nat Med. 2016. Jul 4 doi: 10.1038/nm.4135.   
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Quantitative lineage tracing strategies to resolve multipotency in tissue specific stem cells 
Wuidart A, Ousset M, Rulands S, D Simons BD, Van Keymeulen A, Blanpain C. 
Genes Dev. 2016 Jun 1;30(11):1261-77. doi: 10.1101/gad.280057.116. Epub 2016 Jun 9. Cover article
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Mesp1 controls the speed, polarity, and directionality of cardiovascular progenitor migration.
Chiapparo G, Chabab S, Lescroart F, Li X, Paulissen C, Pitisci L, Bondue A, and Blanpain C. J Cell Biol. 2016 May 23;213(4):463-77. doi: 10.1083/jcb.201505082.
Epub 2016 May 16. Highlighted by a preview in Journal of Cell Biology
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Stem Cells: Basic Concepts and Therapeutic Implications.
Nassar D, Blanpain C. Cancer
Annu Rev Pathol. 2016 May 23;11:47-76. doi: 10.1146/annurev-pathol 012615-044438. 
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Uncovering the number and clonal dynamics of Mesp1 progenitors during heart morphogenesis.
Chabab S, Lescroart F, Rulands S, Mathiah N, Simons BD and Blanpain C.
Cell Reports 2016 Jan 5;14(1):1-10. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2015.12.013. Epub 2015 Dec 24. 
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Transient PLK4 overexpression accelerates tumorigenesis in p53-deficient epidermis.
Sercin O., Larsimont J.C., Karambelas A.E., Marthiens V., Moers V., Boeckx B., e Mercier M., Lambrechts D., Basto R., Blanpain C.
Nature Cell Biology, 2016 Jan;18(1):100-10. doi: 10.1038/ncb3270. Epub 2015 Nov 23. 
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Reactivation of multipotency by oncogenic PIK3CA induces breast tumor heterogeneity.
Van Keymeulen A, Lee M.Y., Ousset M, Rorive S, Brohée S, Wuidart A, Bouvencourt G, Giraddi R, Dubois C, Salmon I, Sotiriou C, Phillips W.A., Blanpain C.
Nature 2015  Sep 3;525(7567):119-23. doi: 10.1038/nature14665. Epub 2015 Aug 12.
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Alizadeh AA, Aranda V, Bardelli A, Blanpain C, Bock C, Borowski C, Caldas C, Califano A, Doherty M, Elsner M, Esteller M, Fitzgerald R, Korbel JO, Lichter P, Mason CE, Navin N, Pe’er D, Polyak K, Roberts CW, Siu L, Snyder A, Stower H, Swanton C, Verhaak RG, Zenklusen JC, Zuber J, Zucman-Rossi J.
Toward understanding and exploiting tumor heterogeneity.
Nat Med. 2015 Aug;21(8):846-53. doi: 10.1038/nm.3915. 
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Genomic landscape of carcinogen and gentically-induced mouse skin squamous cell carcinoma.
Nassar D, Latil M, Boeckx B, Lambrechts D, Blanpain C.
Nat Med. 2015 Aug;21(8):946-54. doi: 10.1038/nm.3878. Epub 2015 Jul 13. 
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NKX2-5 mutations causative for congenital heart disease retain functionality and are directed to hundreds of targets.
Bouveret R, Waardenberg AJ, Schonrock N, Ramialison M, Doan T, de Jong D, Bondue A, Kaur G, Mohamed S, Fonoudi H, Chen CM, Wouters M, Bhattacharya S, Plachta N, Dunwoodie SL, Chapman G, Blanpain C, Harvey RP.
Elife. 2015 Jul 6;4. doi: 10.7554/eLife.06942. 
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Clonal Dynamics Reveal Two Distinct Populations of Basal Cells in Slow-Turnover Airway Epithelium. 
Watson JK, Rulands S, Wilkinson AC, Wuidart A, Ousset M, Van Keymeulen A, Göttgens B, Blanpain C, Simons BD, Rawlins EL.
Cell Rep. 2015 Jul 7;12(1):90-101. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2015.06.011. Epub 2015 Jun 25. 
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Sox9 Controls Self-Renewal of Oncogene Targeted Cells and Links Tumor Initiation and Invasion.
Larsimont JC, Youssef KK, Sánchez-Danés A, Sukumaran V, Defrance M, Delatte B, Liagre M, Baatsen P, Marine JC, Lippens S, Guerin C, Del Marmol V, Vanderwinden JM, Fuks F, Blanpain C.
Cell Stem Cell. 2015 Jul 2;17(1):60-73. doi: 10.1016/j.stem.2015.05.008. Epub 2015 Jun 18. 
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Different levels of Twist1 regulate skin tumor initiation, stemness, and progression.
Beck B, Lapouge G, Rorive S, Drogat B, Desaedelaere K, Delafaille S, Dubois C, Salmon I, Willekens K, Marine JC, Blanpain C.
Cell Stem Cell. 2015 Jan 8;16(1):67-79. doi: 10.1016/j.stem.2014.12.002. 
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Cardiac Cell Lineages that Form the Heart.
Meilhac SM, Lescroart F, Blanpain C, Buckingham ME.
Cold Spring Harb Perspect Med. 2014 Sep 2;4(9). pii: a013888. doi: 10.1101/cshperspect.a013888. Review. 
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Early lineage restriction in temporally distinct populations of Mesp1 progenitors during mammalian heart development.
Lescroart F, Chabab S, Lin X, Rulands S, Paulissen C, Rodolosse A, Auer H, Achouri Y, Dubois C, Bondue A, Simons BD, Blanpain C.
Nat Cell Biol. 2014 Sep;16(9):829-40. doi: 10.1038/ncb3024. Epub 2014 Aug 24. 
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Stem cell plasticity. Plasticity of epithelial stem cells in tissue regeneration.
Blanpain C, Fuchs E.
Science. 2014 Jun 13;344(6189):1242281. doi: 10.1126/science.1242281. Epub 2014 Jun 12. Review. 
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SOX2 controls tumour initiation and cancer stem-cell functions in squamous-cell carcinoma.
Boumahdi S, Driessens G, Lapouge G, Rorive S, Nassar D, Le Mercier M, Delatte B, Caauwe A, Lenglez S, Nkusi E, Brohée S, Salmon I, Dubois C, del Marmol V, Fuks F, Beck B, Blanpain C.
Nature. 2014 Jul 10;511(7508):246-50. doi: 10.1038/nature13305. Epub 2014 Jun 8. 
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Unravelling cancer stem cell potential.
Beck B, Blanpain C.
Nat Rev Cancer. 2013 Oct;13(10):727-38. doi: 10.1038/nrc3597. 
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aPKCλ controls epidermal homeostasis and stem cell fate through regulation of division orientation.
Niessen MT, Scott J, Zielinski JG, Vorhagen S, Sotiropoulou PA, Blanpain C, Leitges M, Niessen CM.
J Cell Biol. 2013 Sep 16;202(6):887-900. doi: 10.1083/jcb.201307001. Epub 2013 Sep 9. 
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Unravelling stem cell dynamics by lineage tracing.
Blanpain C, Simons BD.
Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol. 2013 Aug;14(8):489-502. doi: 10.1038/nrm3625.
Epub 2013 Jul 17. Review. 
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The expression of Sox17 identifies and regulates haemogenic endothelium.
Clarke RL, Yzaguirre AD, Yashiro-Ohtani Y, Bondue A, Blanpain C, Pear WS, Speck NA, Keller G.
Nat Cell Biol. 2013 May;15(5):502-10. doi: 10.1038/ncb2724. Epub 2013 Apr 21. 
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Tracing the cellular origin of cancer.
Blanpain C.
Nat Cell Biol. 2013 Feb;15(2):126-34. doi: 10.1038/ncb2657.
Epub 2013 Jan 20. Review. 
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BRCA1 deficiency in skin epidermis leads to selective loss of hair follicle stem cells and their progeny.
Sotiropoulou PA, Karambelas AE, Debaugnies M, Candi A, Bouwman P, Moers V, Revenco T, Rocha AS, Sekiguchi K, Jonkers J, Blanpain C.
Genes Dev. 2013 Jan 1;27(1):39-51. doi: 10.1101/gad.206573.112. Epub 2012 Dec 27. 
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366 days: Nature’s 10.
Heuer RD, Rosenzweig C, Steltzner A, Blanpain C, Iorns E, Wang J, Handelsman J, Gowers T, De Bernardinis B, Fouchier R.
Nature. 2012 Dec 20;492(7429):335-43. doi: 10.1038/492335a. No abstract available. Erratum in: Nature. 2013 Jan 10;493(7431):147. 
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RNF4 is required for DNA double-strand break repair in vivo.
Vyas R, Kumar R, Clermont F, Helfricht A, Kalev P, Sotiropoulou P, Hendriks IA, Radaelli E, Hochepied T, Blanpain C, Sablina A, van Attikum H, Olsen JV, Jochemsen AG, Vertegaal AC, Marine JC.
Cell Death Differ. 2013 Mar;20(3):490-502. doi: 10.1038/cdd.2012.145. Epub 2012 Nov 30. 
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Skin squamous cell carcinoma propagating cells increase with tumour progression and invasiveness.
Lapouge G, Beck B, Nassar D, Dubois C, Dekoninck S, Blanpain C.
EMBO J. 2012 Dec 12;31(24):4563-75. doi: 10.1038/emboj.2012.312. Epub 2012 Nov 27. 
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Adult interfollicular tumour-initiating cells are reprogrammed into an embryonic hair follicle progenitor-like fate during basal cell carcinoma initiation.
Youssef KK, Lapouge G, Bouvrée K, Rorive S, Brohée S, Appelstein O, Larsimont JC, Sukumaran V, Van de Sande B, Pucci D, Dekoninck S, Berthe JV, Aerts S, Salmon I, del Marmol V, Blanpain C.
Nat Cell Biol. 2012 Dec;14(12):1282-94. doi: 10.1038/ncb2628. Epub 2012 Nov 25. 
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Multipotent and unipotent progenitors contribute to prostate postnatal development.
Ousset M, Van Keymeulen A, Bouvencourt G, Sharma N, Achouri Y, Simons BD, Blanpain C.
Nat Cell Biol. 2012 Oct 14. doi: 10.1038/ncb2600. [Epub ahead of print] 
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Epidermal development and homeostasis.
Nassar D, Blanpain C.
Semin Cell Dev Biol. 2012 Sep 24. pii: S1084-9521(12)00170-X. doi: 10.1016/j.semcdb.2012.09.005. [Epub ahead of print] 
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Distinct contribution of stem and progenitor cells to epidermal maintenance.
Mascré G, Dekoninck S, Drogat B, Youssef KK, Broheé S, Sotiropoulou PA, Simons BD, Blanpain C.
Nature. 2012 Sep 13;489(7415):257-62. 
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Defining the mode of tumour growth by clonal analysis.
Driessens G, Beck B, Caauwe A, Simons BD, Blanpain C.
Nature. 2012 Aug 23;488(7412):527-30. 
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Lu CP, Polak L, Rocha AS, Pasolli HA, Chen SC, Sharma N, Blanpain C, Fuchs E.
Identification of stem cell populations in sweat glands and ducts reveals roles in homeostasis and wound repair.
Cell. 2012 Jul 6;150(1):136-50. 
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Sotiropoulou PA, Blanpain C.
Development and homeostasis of the skin epidermis.
Cold Spring Harb Perspect Biol. 2012 Jul 1;4(7):a008383. doi: 10.1101/cshperspect.a008383. 
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Stem cells assessed.
Blanpain C, Daley GQ, Hochedlinger K, Passegué E, Rossant J, Yamanaka S.
Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol. 2012 Jun 8;13(7):471-6. doi: 10.1038/nrm3371. 
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Tracing epithelial stem cells during development, homeostasis, and repair.
Van Keymeulen A, Blanpain C.
J Cell Biol. 2012 May 28;197(5):575-84 
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Mechanisms regulating epidermal stem cells.
Beck B, Blanpain C.
EMBO J. 2012 Mar 20. doi: 10.1038/emboj.2012.67. [Epub ahead of print] 
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Eomesodermin induces Mesp1 expression and cardiac differentiation from embryonic stem cells in the absence of Activin.
van den Ameele J, Tiberi L, Bondue A, Paulissen C, Herpoel A, Iacovino M, Kyba M, Blanpain C, Vanderhaeghen P.
EMBO Rep. 2012 Mar 9;13(4):355-362. doi: 10.1038/embor.2012.23. [Epub ahead of print] 
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A vascular niche and a VEGF-Nrp1 loop regulate the initiation and stemness of skin tumours.
Beck B, Driessens G, Goossens S, Youssef KK, Kuchnio A, Caauwe A, Sotiropoulou PA, Loges S, Lapouge G, Candi A, Mascre G, Drogat B, Dekoninck S, Haigh JJ, Carmeliet P, Blanpain C.
Nature. 2011 Oct 19;478(7369):399-403. doi: 10.1038/nature10525. 
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Distinct stem cells contribute to mammary gland development and maintenance.
Van Keymeulen A, Rocha AS, Ousset M, Beck B, Bouvencourt G, Rock J, Sharma N, Dekoninck S, Blanpain C.
Nature. 2011 Oct 9. doi: 10.1038/nature10573. [Epub ahead of print] 
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Long live sox2: sox2 lasts a lifetime.
Driessens G, Blanpain C.
Cell Stem Cell. 2011 Oct 4;9(4):283-4. 
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A blizzard of stem cells in Santa Fe.
Youssef KK, Blanpain C.
EMBO Rep. 2011 Jun;12(6):485-7. Epub 2011 May 13. 
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Identifying the cellular origin of squamous skin tumors.
Lapouge G, Youssef KK, Vokaer B, Achouri Y, Michaux C, Sotiropoulou PA, Blanpain C.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011 May 3;108(18):7431-6.
Epub 2011 Apr 18. 
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Bondue A, Tännler S, Chiapparo G, Chabab S, Ramialison M, Paulissen C, Beck B, Harvey R, Blanpain C.
Defining the earliest step of cardiovascular progenitor specification during embryonic stem cell differentiation.
J Cell Biol. 2011 Mar 7;192(5):751-65. 
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DNA damage response in adult stem cells: pathways and consequences.
Mandal PK, Blanpain C, Rossi DJ.
Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol. 2011 Mar;12(3):198-202. Epub 2011 Feb 9. 
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DNA-damage response in tissue-specific and cancer stem cells.
Blanpain C, Mohrin M, Sotiropoulou PA, Passegué E.
Cell Stem Cell. 2011 Jan 7;8(1):16-29. 
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Identification of basal cell carcinoma initiating cells
Kass Youssef K, Lapouge G, Van Keymeulen A, Blanpain C.
Med Sci (Paris). 2010 Dec;26(12):1020-2. PubMed

Bondue A, Blanpain C.
Mesp1: a key regulator of cardiovascular lineage commitment.
Circ Res. 2010 Dec 10;107(12):1414-27. 
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Medical applications of epidermal stem cells.
Lapouge G, Blanpain C.
StemBook [Internet]. Cambridge (MA): Harvard Stem Cell Institute; 2008 Nov 15. 
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Bcl-2 and accelerated DNA repair mediates resistance of hair follicle bulge stem cells to DNA-damage-induced cell death.
Sotiropoulou PA, Candi A, Mascré G, De Clercq S, Kass Youseff K, Lapouge G, Dahl E, Semeraro C, Denecker G, Marine JC and Blanpain C (2010).
Nat Cell Biol. 2010 Jun;12(6):572-82. Epub 2010 May 16. 
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Stem cells: Skin regeneration and repair.
Blanpain C. (2010).
Nature, 2010 Apr 1;464(7289):686-7. 
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Identification of the cell lineage at the origin of basocellular carcinoma.
Kass Youseff K., Van Keymeulen A., Lapouge G., Beck B., Achouri Y., Michaux C., Sotiropoulou P. and Blanpain C. (2010).
Nature Cell Biology, 2010 Mar;12(3):299-305. Epub 2010 Feb 14. 
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A dominant role of the hair follicle stem cell niche in regulating melanocyte stemness.
Blanpain C. and Sotiropoulou P. (2010).
Cell Stem Cell. 2010 Feb 5;6(2):95-6 
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Epidermal progenitors give rise to Merkel cells during embryonic development and adult homeostasis.
Van Keymeulen A., Mascre G., Kass Youseff K., Harel I., Michaux C., De Geest N., Spalski C., Achouri Y., Bloch W., Hassan B.A. and Blanpain C. (2009).
Journal of Cell Biology, 2009, 187:91-100 
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Epidermal homeostasis: A balancing act of stem cells in the skin.
Blanpain, C. and Fuchs, E. (2009).
Nature Reviews Molecular and Cell Biology (3):207-17 
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The Majority of Multipotent Epidermal Stem Cells Do Not Protect Their Genome By Asymmetrical Chromosome Segregation.
Sotiropoulou, P., Candi, A. and Blanpain, C. (2008).
Stem Cells 26(11):2964-73 
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Mesp1 acts as a master regulator of multipotent cardiovascular progenitor specification.
Bondue, A., Lapouge, G., Paulissen, C., Semeraro, C., Iacovino, M., Kyba, M. and Blanpain, C. (2008).
Cell Stem Cell 3(1):69-84 
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p63: Revving up epithelial stem cells potential.
Blanpain, C. and Fuchs, E. (2007).
Nature Cell Biology 7:731-33 
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Epithelial Stem Cells: Turning over New Leaves.
Blanpain, C., Horsley, V. and Fuchs, E. (2007).
Cell 128:445-58 
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Impact of beta-catenin signaling pathway on stem cell differentiation in the skin.
Blanpain, C.
Med Sci (Paris). 2007 Jan;23(1):34-6. 
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Canonical notch signaling functions as a commitment switch in the epidermal lineage.
Blanpain, C., Lowry, W.E., Pasolli, A. and Fuchs, E. (2006).
Genes Dev. 20:3022-35 
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A distant upstream locus control region is critical for expression of the Kit receptor gene in mast cells.
Berrozpe, G., Agosti, V., Tucker, C., Blanpain, C., Manova, K. and Besmer, P. (2006).
Mol Cell Biol. 15:5850-60 
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Epidermal stem cells of the skin.
Blanpain, C. and Fuchs E. (2006).
Annu Rev Cell Dev Biol. 22:339-73 
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Defining the impact of -catenin/Tcf transactivation on epithelial stem cells.
Lowry, W.E.*, Blanpain, C.*, Nowak, J.A., Guasch, G., Lewis, L. and Fuchs, E. (2005).
Blanpain, C. and Lowry, W.E. contributed equally to this work.
Epub 2005 Jun 16 and Genes Dev. (13):1596-611 
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Mutation of the DRY Motif Reveals Different Structural Requirements for the CC Chemokine Receptor 5-Mediated Signaling and Receptor Endocytosis.
Lagane, B., Ballet, S., Planchenault, T., Balabanian, K., Le Poul, E., Blanpain, C., Percherancier, Y., Staropoli, I., Vassart, G., Oppermann, M., Parmentier, M. and Bachelerie, F. (2005).
Mol Pharmacol. 67(6):1966-76 
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Self-renewal, multipotency, and the existence of two cell populations within an epithelial stem cell niche.
Blanpain, C., Lowry, W.E., Geoghegan, A., Polak, L. and Fuchs, E. (2004).
Cell 118(5):635-48 
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Defining the epithelial stem cell niche in skin.
Guasch, G. and Blanpain, C. (2004).
Med Sci (Paris) 20(3):265-7 
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Defining the epithelial stem cell niche in skin. Science 303:359-63 
Tumbar, T., Guasch, G., Greco, V., Blanpain, C., Lowry, W.E., Rendl, M. and Fuchs, E. (2004).
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Serotonin 5-HT2B receptor loss of function mutation in a patient with fenfluramine-associated primary pulmonary hypertension.
Blanpain, C., Le Poul, E., Parma, J., Knoop, C., Detheux, M., Parmentier, M., Vassart, G. and Abramowicz, M. (2003).
Cardiovascular Research 60(3):518-28 
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Specific Recruitment of Antigen-Presenting Cells by Chemerin, a Novel Processed Ligand from Human inflammatory Fluids.
Wittamer, V., Franssen, J.D., Vulcano, M., Mirjolet, J.F., Le Poul, E., Migeotte, I., Brezillon, S., Tyldesley, R., Blanpain, C., Detheux, M., Mantovani, A., Sozzani, S., Vassart, G., Parmentier, M. and Communi, D. (2003).
J. Exp. Med. 198(7):977-85 
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G protein-dependent CCR5 signaling is not required for efficient infection of primary T lymphocytes and macrophages by R5 human immunodeficiency virus type 1 isolates.
Amara, A., Vidy, A., Boulla, G., Mollier, K., Garcia-Perez, J., Alcami, J., Blanpain, C., Parmentier, M., Virelizier, J.L., Charneau, P. and Arenzana-Seisdedos, F. (2003).
J Virol. (2003 Feb) 77(4):2550-8 
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The core domain of chemokines binds CCR5 extracellular domains while their amino terminus interacts with the transmembrane helix bundle.
Blanpain, C., Doranz, B.J., Bondue, A., Govaerts, C., De Leener, A., Vassart, G., Doms, R.W., Proudfoot, A., Parmentier, M. (2003).
Epub (2002 Dec 03) and J Biol Chem. (2003 Feb 14) 278(7):5179-87 
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Characterization of the role of the N-loop of MIP-1 beta in CCR5 binding.
Bondue, A., Jao, S.C., Blanpain, C., Parmentier, M. and LiWang, P.J. (2002).
Biochemistry (2002 Nov 19) 41(46):13548-55 
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Govaerts, C., Bondue, A., Springael, J.Y., Olivella, M., Deupi, X., Le Poul, E., Wodak, S.J, Parmentier, M., Pardo, L.,Blanpain, C. (2003).
Aromatic residues in helices 2 and 3 of CCR5 are involved in chemokine-induced receptor activation.
Epub (2002 Oct 30) and J Biol Chem. (2003 Jan 17) 278(3):1892-903 
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CCR5 and HIV infection
Blanpain, C., Libert, F., Vassart, G. and Parmentier, M. (2002).
Receptors and channels. 8: 19-31. 
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Constitutive agonist-independent CCR5 oligomerization and antibody-mediated clustering occurring at physiological levels of receptors.
Issafras, H., Angers, S., Bulenger, S., Blanpain, C., Parmentier, M., Labbe-Jullie, C., Bouvier, M., Marullo, S. (2002).
J Biol Chem 277: 34666-34673 
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Multiple active states and oligomerization of CCR5 revealed by the functional properties of monoclonal antibodies.
Blanpain, C., Vanderwinden, J.M., Cihak, J., Wittamer, V., Le Poul, E., Issafras, H., Stangassinger, M., Vassart, G., Marullo, S., Schlndorff, D., Parmentier, M. and Mack, M. (2002).
Mol. Biol. Cell 13: 723-737 
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The metastasis suppressor gene KiSS-1 encodes kisspeptins, the natural ligands of the orphan G protein-coupled receptor GPR54.
Kotani, M., Detheux, M., Vandenbogaerde, A., Communi, D., Vanderwinden, J.M., Le Poul, E., Brezillon, S., Tyldesley, R., Suarez-Huerta, N., Vandeput, F., Blanpain, C., Schiffmann, S.N., Vassart, G., Parmentier, M. (2001).=
J Biol Chem 276:34631-6 
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A chimeric MIP-1 /RANTES protein demonstrates the use of different regions of the RANTES protein to bind and activate its receptors.
Blanpain, C., Buser, R., Power, C.A., Edgerton, M., Buchanan, C., Mack, M., Simmons, G., Clapham, P.R., Parmentier, M. and Proudfoot, A.E. (2001).
J. Leuk. Biol. 69:977-985 
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Palmitoylation of CCR5 is critical for receptor trafficking and efficient activation of intracellular signaling pathways.
Blanpain, C., Wittamer, V., Vanderwinden, J.M., Boom, A., Renneboog, B., Lee, B., Le Poul, E., El Asmar, L., Govaerts, C., Vassart, G., Doms, R.W., Parmentier, M. (2001).
J Biol Chem. 276:23795-23804 
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Structural and functional analysis of the RANTES-glycosaminoglycans interactions.
Martin, L.*, Blanpain, C.*, Garnier, P., Wittamer, V., Parmentier, M. and Vita, C. (2001). Blanpain, C. and Martin, L. contributed equally to this work.
Biochemistry 40:6303-18 
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The Importance of Basic Residues and Quaternary Structure in the Function of MIP-1 : CCR5 Binding and Cell Surface Sugar Interactions.
Laurence, J.S., Blanpain, C., De Leener, A., Parmentier, M. and LiWang, P.J. (2001).
Biochemistry 40:4990-9 
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The Txp motif in the second transmembrane helix of CCR5 : a structural determinant of chemokine-induced activation.
Govaerts, C.*, Blanpain, C.*, Deupi, X., Ballet, S., Ballesteros, J.A., Wodak, S.J., Vassart, G., Pardo, L. and Parmentier, M. (2001). Blanpain, C. and Govaerts, C. contributed equally to this work.
J Biol Chem. 276:13217-25 
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Multiple nonfunctional alleles of CCR5 are frequent in various human populations.
Blanpain, C., Lee, B., Tackoen, M., Puffer, B., Boom, A., Libert, F., Sharron, M., Wittamer, V., Vassart, G., Doms, R.W. and Parmentier, M. (2000).
Blood 96:1638-45 
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CC chemokine MIP-1 beta can function as a monomer and depends on Phe13 for receptor binding.
Laurence, J.S., Blanpain, C., Burgner, J.W., Parmentier, M. and LiWang, P.J. (2000).
Biochemistry 39:3401-9 
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Multiple charged and aromatic residues in CCR5 amino-terminal domain are involved in high affinity binding of both chemokines and HIV-1 Env protein.
Blanpain, C., Doranz, B.J., Vakili, J., Rucker, J., Govaerts, C., Baik, S.S., Lorthioir, O., Migeotte, I., Libert, F., Baleux, F., Vassart, G., Doms, R.W. and Parmentier, M. (1999).
J Biol Chem. 274:34719-27 
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CCR5 Binds Multiple CC-Chemokines: MCP-3 Acts as a Natural Antagonist.
Blanpain, C., Migeotte, I., Lee, B., Vakili, J., Doranz, B.J., Govaerts, C., Vassart, G., Doms, R.W. and Parmentier, M. (1999).
Blood (1999 Sep 15) 94(6):1899-1905 
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Extracellular cysteines of CCR5 are required for chemokinebinding, but dispensable for HIV-1 coreceptor activity.
Blanpain, C., Lee, B., Vakili, J., Doranz, B.J., Govaerts, C., Migeotte, I., Sharron, M., Dupriez, V., Vassart, G., Doms, R.W. and Parmentier, M. (1999).
J Biol Chem 274:18902-8 
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Functional dissection of CCR5 coreceptor function through the use of CD4-independent simian immunodeficiency virus strains.
Edinger, A.L., Blanpain, C., Kunstman, K.J., Wolinsky, S.M., Parmentier, M., Doms, R.W. (1999).
J Virol 73:4062-73 
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Epitope mapping of CCR5 reveals multiple conformational states and distinct but overlapping structures involved in chemokine and coreceptor function.
Lee, B., Sharron, M., Blanpain, C., Doranz, B.J., Vakili, J., Setoh, P., Berg, E., Liu, G., Guy, H.R., Durell, S.R., Parmentier, M., Chang, C.N., Price, K., Tsang, M. and Doms, R.W. (1999).
J Biol Chem 274:9617-26 
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Reactivation of hepatitis B after transplantation in patients with pre-existing anti-hepatitis B surface antigen antibodies: report on three cases and review of the literature.
Blanpain, C., Knoop, C., Delforge, M.L., Antoine, M., Peny, M.O., Liesnard, C., Vereerstraeten, P., Cogan, E., Adler, M. and Abramowicz, D. (1998).
Transplantation 66:883-6 
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Hepatitis B virus infection.
Abramowicz, D., Blanpain, C. and Knoop, C. (1998).
N Engl J Med 338:1311-2 
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