Selected Publications


Fortier S, MacRae T, Bilodeau M, Sargeant T, Sauvageau G (2015). A Haploinsufficiency Screen Highlights Two Distinct Groups Of Ribosomal Protein Genes Essential For Embryonic Stem Cell Fate. PNAS. 112(7): 2127-32.

Lavallé VP, Gendron P, Lemieux S, D'Angelo G, Hébert J, Sauvageau G. (2015). EVI1-rearranged acute myeloid leukemias are characterized by distinct molecular alterations. Blood. 125(1): 140-3.


Gerby B, Tremblay CS, Tremblay M, Rojas-Sutterlin S, Herblot S, Hébert J, Sauvageau G, Lemieux S, Lécuyer E, Veiga DF, Hoang T (2014). SCL, LMO1 and Notch1 Reprogram Thymocytes into Self-Renewing Cells. PLoS Genet. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1004768

Fares I, Chagraoui J, Gareau Y, Gingras S, Ruel R, Mayotte N, Csaszar E, Knapp DJHF, Miller P, Ngom M, Imren S, Roy DC, Watts KL, Kiem HP, Herrington R, Iscove N, Humphries RK, Eaves C, Cohen S, Marinier A, Zandstra PW, Sauvageau G. (2014). Cord blood expansion. Pyrimidoindole derivatives are agonists of human hematopoietic stem cell self-renewal. Science 345(6203):1509-12.

Bordeleau ME, Aucagne R, Chagraoui J, Girard S, Mayotte N, Bonneil E, Thibault P, Pabst C, Bergeron A, Barabé F, Hébert J, Sauvageau M, Boutonnet C, Meloche S, Sauvageau G. (2014). UBAP2L is a novel BMI1-interacting protein essential for hematopoietic stem cell activity. Blood. 124(15):2362-9.

Buscarlet M, Krasteva V, Ho LN, Simon C, Hebert J, Wilhelm B, Crabtree GR, Sauvageau G, Thibault P, Lessard JA (2014). Essential Role of Brg, the Atpase Subunit of Baf Chromatin Remodeling Complexes, in Leukemia Maintenance. Blood. 123(11): 1720-8.

Pabst C, Krosl J, Fares I, Boucher G, Ruel R, Marinier A, Lemieux S, Hébert J, Sauvageau G. (2014). Identification of small molecules that support human leukemia stem cell activity ex vivo. Nature Methods. 11(4): 436-42.

Lehnertz B, Pabst C, Su L, Miller M, Liu F, Yi L, Zhang RG, Krosl J, Yung E, Kirschner J, Rosten P, Underhill TM, Jin J, Hebert J, Sauvageau G, Humphries RK, Rossi FM (2014). The Methyltransferase G9a Regulates Hoxa9-Dependent Transcription in AML. Genes Dev. 28(4): 317-27.


Macrae T, Sargeant T, Lemieux S, Hébert J, Deneault E, Sauvageau G. (2013). RNA-Seq Reveals Spliceosome and Proteasome Genes as Most Consistent Transcripts in Human Cancer Cells. PLoS One 8(9):e72884.

Cellot S, Hope KJ, Chagraoui J, Sauvageau M, Deneault E, Macrae T, Mayotte N, Wilhelm BT, Landry JR, Ting SB, Krosl J, Humphries K, Thompson A, Sauvageau G. (2013). RNAi screen identifies Jarid1b as a major regulator of mouse HSC activity. Blood 122(9):1545-55. doi: 10.1182/blood-2013-04-496281

Deneault E, Wilhelm BT, Bergeron A, Barabé F, Sauvageau G. (2013). Identification of non-cell-autonomous networks from engineered feeder cells that enhance murine hematopoietic stem cell activity. Exp Hematol. 41(5):470-478.


Simon C, Chagraoui J, Krosl J, Sauvageau G. (2012). A key role for EZH2 and associated genes in mouse and human adult T-cell acute leukemia. Genes Dev. 26:651-656.


Ting SB, Deneault E, Hope K, Cellot S, Chagraoui J, Mayotte N, Dorn JF, Laverdure JP, Harvey M, Hawkins ED, Russell SM, Maddox PS, Iscove NN, Sauvageau G.(2011). Asymmetrical segregation and self-renewal of hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells with endocytic Ap2a2. Blood 119(11):2510-2522.

Bisaillon R, Wilhelm BT, Krosl J, Sauvageau G. (2011). C-terminal domain of MEIS1 converts PKNOX1 (PREP1) into a HOXA9-collaborating oncoprotein. Blood 118, 4682-4689.

Chagraoui J, Hebert J, Girard S, Sauvageau G. (2011). An anticlastogenic function for the Polycomb Group gene Bmi1. PNAS 108(13):5284-9.

Wilhelm BT, Briau M, Austin P, Faubert A, Boucher G, Chagnon P, Hope K, Girard S, Mayotte N, Landry JR, Hebert J, Sauvageau G. (2011). RNA-seq Analysis of Two Closely Related Leukemia clones that Differ in their Self-Renewal Capacity. Blood 117,27-38.


Fortier S, Bilodeau M, MacRae T, Laverdure JP, Azcoitia V, Girard S, Chagraoui J, Ringuette N, Hébert J, Krosl J, Mayotte N, Sauvageau G. (2010). Genome-Wide Interrogation of Mammalian Stem Cell Fate Determinants by Nested Chromosome Deletions. PLoS Genetics 6(12): e1001241.

Sauvageau M and Sauvageau G. (2010). Polycomb Group Proteins: Multi-Faceted Regulators of Somatic Stem Cells and Cancer. Cell Stem Cell 7, 299-313.

Hope KJ, Cellot S, Ting SB, MacRae T, Mayotte N, Iscove NN, Sauvageau G. (2010). An RNAi Screen Identifies Msi2 and Prox1 as Having Opposite Roles in the Regulation of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Activity. Cell Stem Cell. 7: 101-113.

Krosl J, Mamo A, Chagraoui J, Wilhelm BT, Girard S, Louis I, Lessard J, Perreault C, Sauvageau G. (2010). A mutant allele of the Swi/Snf member BAF250a determines the pool size of fetal liver hemopoietic stem cell population. Blood 116, 1678-1684.


Deneault E, Cellot S, Faubert A, Laverdure JP, Frechette M, Chagraoui J, Mayotte N, Sauvageau M, Ting SB, Sauvageau G. (2009). A Functional Screen to Identify Novel Effectors of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Activity. Cell. 137: 369-379.

Bilodeau M, MacRae T, Gaboury L, Laverdure JP, Hardy MP, Mayotte N, Paradis V, Harton S, Perreault C, Sauvageau G. (2009). Analysis of blood stem cell activity and cystatin gene expression in a mouse model presenting a chromosomal deletion encompassing Csta and Stfa2l1. PLoS One 4, e7500.


Sauvageau M, Sauvageau G. (2008). Polycomb group genes: keeping stem cell activity in balance. PLoS Biol. 6, e113.

Sauvageau M, Miller M, Lemieux S, Lessard J, Hebert J, Sauvageau G. (2008). Quantitative expression profiling guided by common retroviral insertion sites reveals novel and cell type specific cancer genes in leukemia. Blood 111, 790-9.

Sauvageau G, Perreault C. (2008). Killer granzyme B linked to N-myc- and c-myc-dependent HSC survival: isn't that comyc? Cell Stem Cell 3, 579-80.

Bijl J, Krosl J, Lebert-Ghali CE, Vacher J, Mayotte N, and Sauvageau G. (2008). Evidence for Hox and E2A-PBX1 collaboration in mouse T-cell leukemia. Oncogene 27, 6356-64.


Cellot S and Sauvageau G. (2007). Zfx: at the crossroads of survival and self-renewal. Cell 129, 239-41.

Cellot S, Krosl J, Chagraoui J, Meloche S, Humphries RK, and Sauvageau G. (2007). Sustained in vitro trigger of self-renewal divisions in Hoxb4hiPbx1(10) hematopoietic stem cells. Exp. Hematol. 35, 802-16.

Bilodeau M, Girard S, Hébert J, Sauvageau G. (2007). A retroviral strategy that efficiently creates chromosomal deletions in mammalian cells. Nat. Methods 4, 263-268.


Chagraoui J, Niessen SL, Lessard J, Girard S, Coulombe P, Sauvageau M, Meloche S, Sauvageau G. (2006). E4F1: a novel candidate factor for mediating BMI1 function in primitive hematopoietic cells. Genes Dev. 20, 2110-2120.

Bilodeau M and Sauvageau G. (2006). Uncovering stemness. Nat. Cell Biol. 8, 1048-1049.


Bijl J, Sauvageau M, Thompson A, Sauvageau G. (2005). High incidence of proviral integrations in the Hoxa locus in a new model of E2a-PBX1-induced B-cell leukemia. Genes Dev. 19, 224-233.


Lessard J, Sauvageau G. (2003). Bmi-1 determines the proliferative capacity of normal and leukaemic stem cells. Nature 423, 255-260.

Krosl J, Beslu N, Mayotte N, Humphries RK, Sauvageau G. (2003). The competitive nature of HOXB4-transduced HSC is limited by PBX1: the generation of ultra-competitive stem cells retaining full differentiation potential. Immunity 18, 561-571.

Krosl J, Austin P, Beslu N, Kroon E, Humphries RK, Sauvageau G. (2003). In vitro expansion of hematopoietic stem cells by recombinant TAT-HOXB4 protein. Nat. Med. 9, 1428-1432.


Antonchuk J, Sauvageau G, Humphries RK. (2002). HOXB4-induced expansion of adult hematopoietic stem cells ex vivo. Cell 109, 39-45.


Thorsteinsdottir U, Kroon E, Jerome L, Blasi F, Sauvageau G. (2001). Defining roles for HOX and MEIS1 genes in induction of acute myeloid leukemia. Mol. Cell. Biol. 21, 224-234.

Kroon E, Thorsteinsdottir U, Mayotte N, Nakamura T, Sauvageau G. (2001). NUP98-HOXA9 expression in hemopoietic stem cells induces chronic and acute myeloid leukemias in mice. EMBO J. 20, 350-361.


March 16, 2015

UM171 – Voted Québec Science Discovery of the Year

The public has voted this scientific breakthrough “2014 Québec Science Discovery of the Year.

February 17, 2015

Simon Fortier, one of our PhD student, publishes in PNAS

Haploinsufficiency screen highlights two distinct groups of ribosomal protein genes essential for embryonic stem cell fate

February 1, 2015

Dr. Guy Sauvageau - Radio-Canada's 2014 Scientist of the Year

Radio-Canada has bestowed the title of Scientist of the Year on Dr. Guy Sauvageau for the discovery of a molecule capable of multiplying umbilical cord blood stem cells.

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