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Nassar D, Blanpain C.
Cancer Stem Cells: Basic Concepts and Therapeutic Implications.
Annu Rev Pathol. 2016 May 23;11:47-76. doi: 10.1146/annurev-pathol-012615-044438.
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Chabab S, Lescroart F, Rulands S, Mathiah N, Simons BD and Blanpain C.
Uncovering the number and clonal dynamics of Mesp1 progenitors during heart morphogenesis.
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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Sercin O., Larsimont J.C., Karambelas A.E., Marthiens V., Moers V., Boeckx B., e Mercier M., Lambrechts D., Basto R., Blanpain C.
Transient PLK4 overexpression accelerates tumorigenesis in p53-deficient epidermis.
Nature Cell Biology, 2016 Jan;18(1):100-10. doi: 10.1038/ncb3270. Epub 2015 Nov 23.
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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.
Reactivation of multipotency by oncogenic PIK3CA induces breast tumor heterogeneity.
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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Nassar D, Latil M, Boeckx B, Lambrechts D, Blanpain C.
Genomic landscape of carcinogen and gentically-induced mouse skin squamous cell carcinoma.
Nat Med. 2015 Aug;21(8):946-54. doi: 10.1038/nm.3878. Epub 2015 Jul 13.
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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.
NKX2-5 mutations causative for congenital heart disease retain functionality and are directed to hundreds of targets.
Elife. 2015 Jul 6;4. doi: 10.7554/eLife.06942.
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Watson JK, Rulands S, Wilkinson AC, Wuidart A, Ousset M, Van Keymeulen A, Göttgens B, Blanpain C, Simons BD, Rawlins EL.
Clonal Dynamics Reveal Two Distinct Populations of Basal Cells in Slow-Turnover Airway Epithelium.
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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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.
Sox9 Controls Self-Renewal of Oncogene Targeted Cells and Links Tumor Initiation and Invasion.
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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Beck B, Lapouge G, Rorive S, Drogat B, Desaedelaere K, Delafaille S, Dubois C, Salmon I, Willekens K, Marine JC, Blanpain C.
Different levels of Twist1 regulate skin tumor initiation, stemness, and progression.
Cell Stem Cell. 2015 Jan 8;16(1):67-79. doi: 10.1016/j.stem.2014.12.002.
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Meilhac SM, Lescroart F, Blanpain C, Buckingham ME.
Cardiac Cell Lineages that Form the Heart.
Cold Spring Harb Perspect Med. 2014 Sep 2;4(9). pii: a013888. doi: 10.1101/cshperspect.a013888. Review.
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Lescroart F, Chabab S, Lin X, Rulands S, Paulissen C, Rodolosse A, Auer H, Achouri Y, Dubois C, Bondue A, Simons BD, Blanpain C.
Early lineage restriction in temporally distinct populations of Mesp1 progenitors during mammalian heart development.
Nat Cell Biol. 2014 Sep;16(9):829-40. doi: 10.1038/ncb3024. Epub 2014 Aug 24.
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Blanpain C, Fuchs E.
Stem cell plasticity. Plasticity of epithelial stem cells in tissue regeneration.
Science. 2014 Jun 13;344(6189):1242281. doi: 10.1126/science.1242281. Epub 2014 Jun 12. Review.
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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.
SOX2 controls tumour initiation and cancer stem-cell functions in squamous-cell carcinoma.
Nature. 2014 Jul 10;511(7508):246-50. doi: 10.1038/nature13305. Epub 2014 Jun 8.
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Beck B, Blanpain C.
Unravelling cancer stem cell potential.
Nat Rev Cancer. 2013 Oct;13(10):727-38. doi: 10.1038/nrc3597.
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Niessen MT, Scott J, Zielinski JG, Vorhagen S, Sotiropoulou PA, Blanpain C, Leitges M, Niessen CM.
aPKCλ controls epidermal homeostasis and stem cell fate through regulation of division orientation.
J Cell Biol. 2013 Sep 16;202(6):887-900. doi: 10.1083/jcb.201307001. Epub 2013 Sep 9.
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Blanpain C, Simons BD.
Unravelling stem cell dynamics by lineage tracing.
Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol. 2013 Aug;14(8):489-502. doi: 10.1038/nrm3625. Epub 2013 Jul 17. Review.
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Clarke RL, Yzaguirre AD, Yashiro-Ohtani Y, Bondue A, Blanpain C, Pear WS, Speck NA, Keller G.
The expression of Sox17 identifies and regulates haemogenic endothelium.
Nat Cell Biol. 2013 May;15(5):502-10. doi: 10.1038/ncb2724. Epub 2013 Apr 21.
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Blanpain C.
Tracing the cellular origin of cancer.
Nat Cell Biol. 2013 Feb;15(2):126-34. doi: 10.1038/ncb2657. Epub 2013 Jan 20. Review.
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Sotiropoulou PA, Karambelas AE, Debaugnies M, Candi A, Bouwman P, Moers V, Revenco T, Rocha AS, Sekiguchi K, Jonkers J, Blanpain C.
BRCA1 deficiency in skin epidermis leads to selective loss of hair follicle stem cells and their progeny.
Genes Dev. 2013 Jan 1;27(1):39-51. doi: 10.1101/gad.206573.112. Epub 2012 Dec 27.
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Heuer RD, Rosenzweig C, Steltzner A, Blanpain C, Iorns E, Wang J, Handelsman J, Gowers T, De Bernardinis B, Fouchier R.
366 days: Nature's 10.
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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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.
RNF4 is required for DNA double-strand break repair in vivo.
Cell Death Differ. 2013 Mar;20(3):490-502. doi: 10.1038/cdd.2012.145. Epub 2012 Nov 30.
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Lapouge G, Beck B, Nassar D, Dubois C, Dekoninck S, Blanpain C.
Skin squamous cell carcinoma propagating cells increase with tumour progression and invasiveness.
EMBO J. 2012 Dec 12;31(24):4563-75. doi: 10.1038/emboj.2012.312. Epub 2012 Nov 27.
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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.
Adult interfollicular tumour-initiating cells are reprogrammed into an embryonic hair follicle progenitor-like fate during basal cell carcinoma initiation.
Nat Cell Biol. 2012 Dec;14(12):1282-94. doi: 10.1038/ncb2628. Epub 2012 Nov 25.
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Ousset M, Van Keymeulen A, Bouvencourt G, Sharma N, Achouri Y, Simons BD, Blanpain C.
Multipotent and unipotent progenitors contribute to prostate postnatal development.
Nat Cell Biol. 2012 Oct 14. doi: 10.1038/ncb2600. [Epub ahead of print]
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Nassar D, Blanpain C.
Epidermal development and homeostasis.
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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Mascré G, Dekoninck S, Drogat B, Youssef KK, Broheé S, Sotiropoulou PA, Simons BD, Blanpain C.
Distinct contribution of stem and progenitor cells to epidermal maintenance.
Nature. 2012 Sep 13;489(7415):257-62.
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Driessens G, Beck B, Caauwe A, Simons BD, Blanpain C.
Defining the mode of tumour growth by clonal analysis.
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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Blanpain C, Daley GQ, Hochedlinger K, Passegué E, Rossant J, Yamanaka S.
Stem cells assessed.
Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol. 2012 Jun 8;13(7):471-6. doi: 10.1038/nrm3371.
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Van Keymeulen A, Blanpain C.
Tracing epithelial stem cells during development, homeostasis, and repair.
J Cell Biol. 2012 May 28;197(5):575-84
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Beck B, Blanpain C.
Mechanisms regulating epidermal stem cells.
EMBO J. 2012 Mar 20. doi: 10.1038/emboj.2012.67. [Epub ahead of print]
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van den Ameele J, Tiberi L, Bondue A, Paulissen C, Herpoel A, Iacovino M, Kyba M, Blanpain C, Vanderhaeghen P.
Eomesodermin induces Mesp1 expression and cardiac differentiation from embryonic stem cells in the absence of Activin.
EMBO Rep. 2012 Mar 9;13(4):355-362. doi: 10.1038/embor.2012.23. [Epub ahead of print]
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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.
A vascular niche and a VEGF-Nrp1 loop regulate the initiation and stemness of skin tumours.
Nature. 2011 Oct 19;478(7369):399-403. doi: 10.1038/nature10525.
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Van Keymeulen A, Rocha AS, Ousset M, Beck B, Bouvencourt G, Rock J, Sharma N, Dekoninck S, Blanpain C.
Distinct stem cells contribute to mammary gland development and maintenance.
Nature. 2011 Oct 9. doi: 10.1038/nature10573. [Epub ahead of print]
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Driessens G, Blanpain C.
Long live sox2: sox2 lasts a lifetime.
Cell Stem Cell. 2011 Oct 4;9(4):283-4.
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Youssef KK, Blanpain C.
A blizzard of stem cells in Santa Fe.
EMBO Rep. 2011 Jun;12(6):485-7. Epub 2011 May 13.
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Lapouge G, Youssef KK, Vokaer B, Achouri Y, Michaux C, Sotiropoulou PA, Blanpain C.
Identifying the cellular origin of squamous skin tumors.
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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Mandal PK, Blanpain C, Rossi DJ.
DNA damage response in adult stem cells: pathways and consequences.
Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol. 2011 Mar;12(3):198-202. Epub 2011 Feb 9.
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Blanpain C, Mohrin M, Sotiropoulou PA, Passegué E.
DNA-damage response in tissue-specific and cancer stem cells.
Cell Stem Cell. 2011 Jan 7;8(1):16-29.
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Kass Youssef K, Lapouge G, Van Keymeulen A, Blanpain C.
Identification of basal cell carcinoma initiating cells
Med Sci (Paris). 2010 Dec;26(12):1020-2.
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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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Lapouge G, Blanpain C.
Medical applications of epidermal stem cells.
StemBook [Internet]. Cambridge (MA): Harvard Stem Cell Institute; 2008 Nov 15.
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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).
Bcl-2 and accelerated DNA repair mediates resistance of hair follicle bulge stem cells to DNA-damage-induced cell death.
Nat Cell Biol. 2010 Jun;12(6):572-82. Epub 2010 May 16.
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Blanpain C. (2010).
Stem cells: Skin regeneration and repair.
Nature, 2010 Apr 1;464(7289):686-7.
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Kass Youseff K., Van Keymeulen A., Lapouge G., Beck B., Achouri Y., Michaux C., Sotiropoulou P. and Blanpain C. (2010).
Identification of the cell lineage at the origin of basocellular carcinoma.
Nature Cell Biology, 2010 Mar;12(3):299-305. Epub 2010 Feb 14.
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Blanpain C. and Sotiropoulou P. (2010).
A dominant role of the hair follicle stem cell niche in regulating melanocyte stemness.
Cell Stem Cell. 2010 Feb 5;6(2):95-6
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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).
Epidermal progenitors give rise to Merkel cells during embryonic development and adult homeostasis.
Journal of Cell Biology, 2009, 187:91-100
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Blanpain, C. and Fuchs, E. (2009).
Epidermal homeostasis: A balancing act of stem cells in the skin.
Nature Reviews Molecular and Cell Biology (3):207-17
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Sotiropoulou, P., Candi, A. and Blanpain, C. (2008).
The Majority of Multipotent Epidermal Stem Cells Do Not Protect Their Genome By Asymmetrical Chromosome Segregation.
Stem Cells 26(11):2964-73
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Bondue, A., Lapouge, G., Paulissen, C., Semeraro, C., Iacovino, M., Kyba, M. and Blanpain, C. (2008).
Mesp1 acts as a master regulator of multipotent cardiovascular progenitor specification.
Cell Stem Cell 3(1):69-84
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Blanpain, C. and Fuchs, E. (2007).
p63: Revving up epithelial stem cells potential.
Nature Cell Biology 7:731-33
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Blanpain, C., Horsley, V. and Fuchs, E. (2007).
Epithelial Stem Cells: Turning over New Leaves.
Cell 128:445-58
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Blanpain, C..
Impact of beta-catenin signaling pathway on stem cell differentiation in the skin.
Med Sci (Paris). 2007 Jan;23(1):34-6.
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Blanpain, C., Lowry, W.E., Pasolli, A. and Fuchs, E. (2006).
Canonical notch signaling functions as a commitment switch in the epidermal lineage.
Genes Dev. 20:3022-35
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Berrozpe, G., Agosti, V., Tucker, C., Blanpain, C., Manova, K. and Besmer, P. (2006).
A distant upstream locus control region is critical for expression of the Kit receptor gene in mast cells.
Mol Cell Biol. 15:5850-60
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Blanpain, C. and Fuchs E. (2006).
Epidermal stem cells of the skin.
Annu Rev Cell Dev Biol. 22:339-73
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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.
Defining the impact of -catenin/Tcf transactivation on epithelial stem cells.
Epub 2005 Jun 16 and Genes Dev. (13):1596-611
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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).
Mutation of the DRY Motif Reveals Different Structural Requirements for the CC Chemokine Receptor 5-Mediated Signaling and Receptor Endocytosis.
Mol Pharmacol. 67(6):1966-76
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Blanpain, C., Lowry, W.E., Geoghegan, A., Polak, L. and Fuchs, E. (2004).
Self-renewal, multipotency, and the existence of two cell populations within an epithelial stem cell niche.
Cell 118(5):635-48
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Guasch, G. and Blanpain, C. (2004).
Defining the epithelial stem cell niche in skin.
Med Sci (Paris) 20(3):265-7
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Tumbar, T., Guasch, G., Greco, V., Blanpain, C., Lowry, W.E., Rendl, M. and Fuchs, E. (2004).
Defining the epithelial stem cell niche in skin.
Science 303:359-63
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Blanpain, C., Le Poul, E., Parma, J., Knoop, C., Detheux, M., Parmentier, M., Vassart, G. and Abramowicz, M. (2003).
Serotonin 5-HT2B receptor loss of function mutation in a patient with fenfluramine-associated primary pulmonary hypertension.
Cardiovascular Research 60(3):518-28
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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).
Specific Recruitment of Antigen-Presenting Cells by Chemerin, a Novel Processed Ligand from Human inflammatory Fluids.
J. Exp. Med. 198(7):977-85
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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).
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.
J Virol. (2003 Feb) 77(4):2550-8
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Blanpain, C., Doranz, B.J., Bondue, A., Govaerts, C., De Leener, A., Vassart, G., Doms, R.W., Proudfoot, A., Parmentier, M. (2003).
The core domain of chemokines binds CCR5 extracellular domains while their amino terminus interacts with the transmembrane helix bundle.
Epub (2002 Dec 03) and J Biol Chem. (2003 Feb 14) 278(7):5179-87
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Bondue, A., Jao, S.C., Blanpain, C., Parmentier, M. and LiWang, P.J. (2002).
Characterization of the role of the N-loop of MIP-1 beta in CCR5 binding.
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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Blanpain, C., Libert, F., Vassart, G. and Parmentier, M. (2002).
CCR5 and HIV infection Receptors and channels.
8: 19-31.
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Issafras, H., Angers, S., Bulenger, S., Blanpain, C., Parmentier, M., Labbe-Jullie, C., Bouvier, M., Marullo, S. (2002).
Constitutive agonist-independent CCR5 oligomerization and antibody-mediated clustering occurring at physiological levels of receptors.
J Biol Chem 277: 34666-34673
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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).
Multiple active states and oligomerization of CCR5 revealed by the functional properties of monoclonal antibodies.
Mol. Biol. Cell 13: 723-737
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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).
The metastasis suppressor gene KiSS-1 encodes kisspeptins, the natural ligands of the orphan G protein-coupled receptor GPR54.
J Biol Chem 276:34631-6
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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).
A chimeric MIP-1 /RANTES protein demonstrates the use of different regions of the RANTES protein to bind and activate its receptors.
J. Leuk. Biol. 69:977-985
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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).
Palmitoylation of CCR5 is critical for receptor trafficking and efficient activation of intracellular signaling pathways.
J Biol Chem. 276:23795-23804
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Martin, L.*, Blanpain, C.*, Garnier, P., Wittamer, V., Parmentier, M. and Vita, C. (2001). Blanpain, C. and Martin, L. contributed equally to this work.
Structural and functional analysis of the RANTES-glycosaminoglycans interactions.
Biochemistry 40:6303-18
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Laurence, J.S., Blanpain, C., De Leener, A., Parmentier, M. and LiWang, P.J. (2001).
The Importance of Basic Residues and Quaternary Structure in the Function of MIP-1 : CCR5 Binding and Cell Surface Sugar Interactions.
Biochemistry 40:4990-9
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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.
The Txp motif in the second transmembrane helix of CCR5 : a structural determinant of chemokine-induced activation.
J Biol Chem. 276:13217-25
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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).
Multiple nonfunctional alleles of CCR5 are frequent in various human populations.
Blood 96:1638-45
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Laurence, J.S., Blanpain, C., Burgner, J.W., Parmentier, M. and LiWang, P.J. (2000).
CC chemokine MIP-1 beta can function as a monomer and depends on Phe13 for receptor binding.
Biochemistry 39:3401-9
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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).
Multiple charged and aromatic residues in CCR5 amino-terminal domain are involved in high affinity binding of both chemokines and HIV-1 Env protein.
J Biol Chem. 274:34719-27
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Blanpain, C., Migeotte, I., Lee, B., Vakili, J., Doranz, B.J., Govaerts, C., Vassart, G., Doms, R.W. and Parmentier, M. (1999).
CCR5 Binds Multiple CC-Chemokines: MCP-3 Acts as a Natural Antagonist.
Blood (1999 Sep 15) 94(6):1899-1905
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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).
Extracellular cysteines of CCR5 are required for chemokinebinding, but dispensable for HIV-1 coreceptor activity.
J Biol Chem 274:18902-8
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Edinger, A.L., Blanpain, C., Kunstman, K.J., Wolinsky, S.M., Parmentier, M., Doms, R.W. (1999).
Functional dissection of CCR5 coreceptor function through the use of CD4-independent simian immunodeficiency virus strains.
J Virol 73:4062-73
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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).
Epitope mapping of CCR5 reveals multiple conformational states and distinct but overlapping structures involved in chemokine and coreceptor function.
J Biol Chem 274:9617-26
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Blanpain, C., Knoop, C., Delforge, M.L., Antoine, M., Peny, M.O., Liesnard, C., Vereerstraeten, P., Cogan, E., Adler, M. and Abramowicz, D. (1998).
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.
Transplantation 66:883-6
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