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Breton, Sylvie, PhD

Sylvie_breton
Phone: 617-643-3182, 617-726-5785
Email: Breton.Sylvie@mgh.harvard.edu

Research

Sylvie Breton is a PhD in Biophysics who specializes in the cell biology of membrane transport. She studies luminal acidification and intercellular communication networks in the kidney and epididymis. She became Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School in 2012, and she has been at MGH since 1994.

Selected Publications (from total of 123)

Breton S, Nair AV, Battistone MA
Epithelial dynamics in the epididymis: role in the maturation, protection, and storage of spermatozoa.
Andrology. 2019;:ePub - PMID: 31044554 - DOI: 10.1111/andr.12632
Sullivan R, Légaré C, Lamontagne-Proulx J, Breton S, Soulet D
Revisiting structure/functions of the human epididymis.
Andrology. 2019;:ePub - PMID: 31033221 - DOI: 10.1111/andr.12633
Battistone MA, Merkulova M, Park YJ, Peralta MA, Gombar F, Brown D, Breton S
Unraveling purinergic regulation in the epididymis: Activation of V-ATPase-dependent acidification by luminal ATP and adenosine.
J Physiol. 2019;597(7):1957-1973 - PMID: 30746715 - PMCID: PMC6441927 - DOI: 10.1113/JP277565 - Cover
Carvajal G, Brukman NG, Weigel Muñoz M, Battistone MA, Guazzone VA, Ikawa M, Haruhiko M, Lustig L, Breton S, Cuasnicu PS
Impaired male fertility and abnormal epididymal epithelium differentiation in mice lacking CRISP1 and CRISP4.
Sci Rep. 2018;8(1):17531 - PMID: 30510210 - PMCID: PMC6277452 - DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-35719-3
Breton S, Brown D
Novel Proinflammatory Function of Renal Intercalated Cells.
Ann Nutr Metab. 2018;72 Suppl 2:11-16 - PMID: 29925073 - DOI: 10.1159/000488303
Chen L, Lee JW, Chou CL, Nair AV, Battistone MA, Păunescu TG, Merkulova M, Breton S, Verlander JW, Wall SM, Brown D, Burg MB, Knepper MA
Reply to Edemir: Physiological regulation and single-cell RNA sequencing.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2018;115(3):E351-E352 - PMID: 29311339 - PMCID: PMC5777009 - DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1720333115
Battistone MA, Nair AV, Barton CR, Liberman RN, Peralta MA, Capen DE, Brown D, Breton S
Extracellular Adenosine Stimulates Vacuolar ATPase-Dependent Proton Secretion in Medullary Intercalated Cells.
J Am Soc Nephrol. 2017;29(2):545-556 - PMID: 29222395 - PMCID: PMC5791049 - DOI: 10.1681/ASN.2017060643
Menezes TP, Hill E, de Alencar Moura A, Lobo MDP, Monteiro-Moreira ACO, Breton S, Machado-Neves M
Pattern of protein expression in the epididymis of Oligoryzomys nigripes (Cricetidae, Sigmodontinae).
Cell Tissue Res. 2017;372(1):135-147 - PMID: 29119327 - DOI: 10.1007/s00441-017-2714-9
Chen L, Lee JW, Chou CL, Nair AV, Battistone MA, Păunescu TG, Merkulova M, Breton S, Verlander JW, Wall SM, Brown D, Burg MB, Knepper MA
Transcriptomes of major renal collecting duct cell types in mouse identified by single-cell RNA-seq.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017;114(46):E9989-E9998 - PMID: 29089413 - PMCID: PMC5699061 - DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1710964114
Park YJ, Battistone MA, Kim B, Breton S
Relative contribution of clear cells and principal cells to luminal pH in the mouse epididymis.
Biol Reprod. 2017;96(2):366-375 - PMID: 28203710 - PMCID: PMC6213081 - DOI: 10.1095/biolreprod.116.144857
Castro MM, Kim B, Hill E, Fialho MC, Puga LC, Freitas MB, Breton S, Machado-Neves M
The expression patterns of aquaporin 9, vacuolar H(+)-ATPase, and cytokeratin 5 in the epididymis of the common vampire bat.
Histochem Cell Biol. 2016;147(1):39-48 - PMID: 27549752 - DOI: 10.1007/s00418-016-1477-9
Cotter K, Liberman R, Sun-Wada G, Wada Y, Sgroi D, Naber S, Brown D, Breton S, Forgac M
The a3 isoform of subunit a of the vacuolar ATPase localizes to the plasma membrane of invasive breast tumor cells and is overexpressed in human breast cancer.
Oncotarget. 2016;7(29):46142-46157 - PMID: 27323815 - PMCID: PMC5216787 - DOI: 10.18632/oncotarget.10063
Roy J*, Kim B*, Hill E, Visconti P, Krapf D, Vinegoni C, Weissleder R, Brown D, Breton S
Tyrosine kinase-mediated axial motility of basal cells revealed by intravital imaging.
Nat Commun. 2016;7:10666 - PMID: 26868824 - PMCID: PMC4754344 - DOI: 10.1038/ncomms10666
Kim B, Breton S
The MAPK/ERK-Signaling Pathway Regulates the Expression and Distribution of Tight Junction Proteins in the Mouse Proximal Epididymis.
Biol Reprod. 2015;94(1):22 - PMID: 26658708 - PMCID: PMC4809559 - DOI: 10.1095/biolreprod.115.134965
Breton S, Ruan YC, Park YJ, Kim B
Regulation of epithelial function, differentiation, and remodeling in the epididymis.
Asian J Androl. 2015;18(1):3-9 - PMID: 26585699 - PMCID: PMC4736353 - DOI: 10.4103/1008-682X.165946
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