Alexandre Krause

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A challenge for the development of therapies selectively targeting leukemic stem cells in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is their similarity to normal hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs). Here we demonstrate that the leukemia-propagating cell in murine CALM/AF10-positive AML differs from normal HSCs by B220 surface expression and immunoglobulin heavy chain(More)
The aim of this study was to measure the levels of interferon-gamma (IFN-γ), tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α), interleukin 1 (IL-1) and interleukin 6 (IL-6) in the serum of rats experimentally infected with Trypanosoma evansi and to correlate these levels with hematological parameters. Initially, 48 rats (group T) were intraperitoneally inoculated with(More)
Impairment of CCAAT Enhancer Binding Protein alpha (CEBPA) function is a common finding in acute myeloid leukemia; nevertheless, its relevance for acute promyelocytic leukemia pathogenesis is unclear. We analyzed the expression and assessed the methylation status of the core and upstream promoters of CEBPA in acute promyelocytic leukemia at diagnosis.(More)
The idea that within the bulk of leukemic cells there are immature progenitors which are intrinsically resistant to chemotherapy and able to repopulate the tumor after treatment is not recent. Nevertheless, the term leukemia stem cells (LSCs) has been adopted recently to describe these immature progenitors based on the fact that they share the most relevant(More)
We developed dual-color split fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) assays to detect AF10 and/or CALM rearrangements. Among nine cases of acute leukemia with translocation breakpoints at 10p13 and 11q14-21, a CALM/AF10 rearrangement was found in seven and was confirmed by reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) in all. In 2/7 cases,(More)
Genomic aberrations involving ETV6 on band 12p13 are amongst the most common chromosomal abnormalities in human leukemia. The translocation t(6;12)(q23;13) in a childhood B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) cell line fuses ETV6 with the putative long non-coding RNA gene STL. Linking STL properties to leukemia has so far been difficult. Here, we(More)
Here, we evaluated whether the overexpression of transcriptionally inactive ΔNp73 cooperates with PML/RARA fusion protein in the induction of an APL-leukemic phenotype, as well as its role in vitro in proliferation, myeloid differentiation, and drug-induced apoptosis. Using lentiviral gene transfer, we showed in vitro that ΔNp73 overexpression resulted in(More)
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