The homeostasis of the immune response requires tight regulation of the proliferation and apoptosis of activated lymphocytes. In humans, defects in immune homeostasis result in lymphoproliferation disorders including autoimmunity, haemophagocytic lymphohystiocytosis and lymphomas. The X-linked lymphoproliferative syndrome (XLP) is a rare, inherited… (More)
In order to investigate whether central catecholaminergic neurons are altered in sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), the activities of dopamine-beta-hydroxylase (DBH) and phenylethanolamine-N-methyltransferase (PNMT) were determined in nine brainstem areas from 19 victims of totally unexplained SIDS (tSIDS), 9 victims of partially unexplained SIDS (pSIDS)… (More)
SAP is an adaptor protein expressed in T cells and natural killer cells. It plays a critical role in immunity, as it is mutated in humans with X-linked lymphoproliferative syndrome (XLP), a fatal immunodeficiency characterized by an abnormal response to Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection. SAP interacts with the SLAM family receptors and promotes… (More)
Autophagy plays an important role in cancer and it has been suggested that it functions not only as a tumor suppressor pathway to prevent tumor initiation, but also as a pro-survival pathway that helps tumor cells endure metabolic stress and resist death triggered by chemotherapeutic agents, including acquired resistance. We aimed to identify small-molecule… (More)
Autophagy is a lysosome-dependent mechanism of intracellular degradation. The cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying this process are highly complex and involve multiple proteins, including the kinases ULK1 and Vps34. The main function of autophagy is the maintenance of cell survival when modifications occur in the cellular environment. During the… (More)
For a few pairs (G ⊂ ˆ G) of reductive groups, we study the decomposition of irreduciblê G-modules into G-modules. In particular, we observe the saturation property for all of these pairs.
Let X be a minuscule homogeneous space, an odd-dimensional quadric, or an adjoint homogenous space of type different from A and G 2. Le C be an elliptic curve. In this paper, we prove that for d large enough, the scheme of degree d morphisms from C to X is irreducible, giving an explicit lower bound for d which is optimal in many cases.