Anne-Sophie Moreau

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Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia (WM) is an incurable low-grade lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma. We demonstrate up-regulated Akt activity in WM, and that Akt down-regulation by Akt knockdown and the inhibitor perifosine leads to significant inhibition of proliferation and induction of apoptosis in WM cells in vitro, but not in normal donor peripheral blood and(More)
Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia (WM) is characterized by widespread involvement of the bone marrow at the time of diagnosis, implying continuous homing of WM cells into the marrow. The mechanisms by which trafficking of the malignant cells into the bone marrow has not been previously elucidated. In this study, we show that WM cells express high levels of(More)
Waldenström macroglobulinemia (WM) is an incurable low-grade B-cell lymphoma characterized by high protein turnover. We dissected the biologic role of the proteasome in WM using 2 proteasome inhibitors, NPI-0052 and bortezomib. We found that NPI-0052 inhibited proliferation and induced apoptosis in WM cells, and that the combination of NPI-0052 and(More)
Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia (WM) is an incurable low-grade lymphoma characterized by bone marrow (BM) involvement of IgM secreting lymphoplasmacytic cells. The induction of unfolded protein response (UPR) genes ("physiologic" UPR) enables cells to differentiate into professional secretory cells capable of production of high amounts of endoplasmic(More)
PURPOSE We hypothesized that targeting both Akt and heat shock protein (HSP) 90 would induce cytotoxic activity against multiple myeloma (MM) cells and target the bone marrow (BM) microenvironment to inhibit angiogenesis, osteoclast formation, as well as migration and adhesion of MM cells. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN MM cell lines were incubated with perifosine(More)
Melphalan combined with prednisone (MP) has long been the historical treatment of reference for a large proportion of elderly myeloma (MM) patients ineligible for autologous stem cell transplantation, and is still the backbone of new regimens that include the new era of novel agents. Melphalan-prednisone-thalidomide (MPT) and melphalan-prednisone-bortezomib(More)
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