Agathe Burgess

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Familial hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (FHL) is a genetically heterogeneous autosomal recessive immune disorder characterized by the occurrence of uncontrolled activation of lymphocytes and macrophages infiltrating multiple organs. Disease-causing mutations in the perforin (PRF1; also known as FHL2), Munc13-4 (UNC13D; also known as FHL3), and(More)
Chediak-Higashi syndrome (CHS) is caused by mutations in the gene encoding LYST protein, the function of which remains poorly understood. Prominent features of CHS include defective secretory lysosome exocytosis and the presence of enlarged, lysosome-like organelles in several cell types. In order to get further insight into the role of LYST in the(More)
CHS1/LYST, the causative protein of the Chediak-Higashi syndrome (CHS), belongs to the BEACH (named after BEige And Chediak-Higashi) family, which includes various large proteins sharing the same C-terminal domain architecture [a PH (Pleckstrin homology)-BEACH domain followed by WD repeats). Members of the BEACH family are generally defined as(More)
Chromosome translocations involving antigen receptor loci are a genetic hallmark of non-Hodgkin's lymphomas in humans. Most commonly, these translocations result in juxtaposition of the immunoglobulin heavy-chain (IgH) locus with one of several cellular proto-oncogenes, leading to deregulated oncogene expression. The V(D)J recombinase, which mediates(More)
The granule-dependent cytotoxic activity of lymphocytes plays a critical role in the defense against virally infected cells and tumor cells. The importance of this cytotoxic pathway in immune regulation is evidenced by the severe and often fatal condition, known as hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytic syndrome (HLH) that occurs in mice and humans with(More)
The spindle assembly checkpoint (SAC) prevents anaphase onset until all the chromosomes have successfully attached to the spindle microtubules. The MAP kinase (MAPK) is an important player in this pathway, however its exact role is not fully understood. One major target of MAPK is the p90 ribosomal protein S6 kinase (RSKs) family. In this study, we analyse(More)
Chfr is a checkpoint protein that plays an important function in cell cycle progression and tumor suppression, although its exact role and regulation are unclear. Previous studies have utilized overexpression of Chfr to determine the signaling pathway of this protein in vivo. In this study, we demonstrate, by using three different antibodies against Chfr,(More)
Previously, we generated human monoclonal antibodies using peripheral blood mononuclear cells from an asymptomatic human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1)-seropositive donor. One of these monoclonal antibodies (designated clone 3, CL3) recognized 10 amino acids (GCSGKLICTT) within the immunodominant region (cluster I) of the transmembrane envelope(More)
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