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VOLKER BLANK


Assistant Professor – Department of Medicine, Division of Experimental Medicine

Contact information:

Telephone: (514) 340-8222, ext. 4984
e-mail address: volker.blank@mcgill.ca
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Projects for Thesis Supervision:

1. Role of CNC and Maf proteins in hematopoietic differentiation.

2. Determination of the in vivo roles of CNC proteins using mouse knock out models and genechip array approaches.

3. Involvement of CNC and Maf transcription factors in carcinogenesis.


Recent Publications:

Derjuga A, Gourley T, Holm TM, Heng HHQ, Ahmed R, Andrews NC & Blank V.
Complexity of CNC transcription factors as revealed by gene targeting of the Nrf3 locus, Molecular and Cellular Biology, 2004, 24: 3286-3294.

Chénais B, Derjuga A, Massrieh W, Red-Horse K, Bellingard-Dubouchard V, Fisher SJ & Blank V.
Functional and placental expression analysis of the human Nrf3 transcription factor. Molecular Endocrinology, 19: 125-137.

Moore A, Merad Boudia M, Lehalle D, Massrieh W & Blank V.
Induction of globin gene transcription by heme in erythroleukemia cells: analysis of putative heme regulatory motifs in the p45 NF-E2 transcription factor. Antioxidants & Redox Signaling 2005, in press.