Bertrand Nadel

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The C-Myb transcription factor is essential for hematopoiesis, including in the T-cell lineage. The C-Myb locus is a common site of retroviral insertional mutagenesis, however no recurrent genomic involvement has been reported in human malignancies. Here, we identified 2 types of genomic alterations involving the C-MYB locus at 6q23 in human T-cell acute(More)
The human t(14;18) chromosomal translocation is assumed to result from illegitimate rearrangement between BCL-2 and D(H)/J(H) gene segments during V(D)J recombination in early B cells. De novo nucleotides are found inserted in most breakpoints and have been thus far interpreted as nontemplated N region additions. In this report, we have analyzed both direct(More)
It has long been thought that signal joints, the byproducts of V(D)J recombination, are not involved in the dynamics of the rearrangement process. Evidence has now started to accumulate that this is not the case, and that signal joints play unsuspected roles in events that might compromise genomic integrity. Here we show both ex vivo and in vivo that the(More)
The t(14;18) translocation constitutes the initiating event of a causative cascade leading to follicular lymphoma (FL). t(14;18) translocations are present in blood from healthy individuals, but there is a trend of increased prevalence in farmers exposed to pesticides, a group recently associated with higher risk of t(14;18)(+) non-Hodgkin's lymphoma(More)
The t(11;14)(p13;q11) is presumed to arise from an erroneous T-cell receptor delta TCRD V(D)J recombination and to result in LMO2 activation. However, the mechanisms underlying this translocation and the resulting LMO2 activation are poorly defined. We performed combined in vivo, ex vivo, and in silico analyses on 9 new t(11;14)(p13;q11)-positive T-cell(More)
A large number of lymphoid malignancies is characterized by specific chromosomal translocations, which are closely linked to the initial steps of pathogenesis. The hallmark of these translocations is the ectopic activation of a silent proto-oncogene through its relocation at the vicinity of an active regulatory element. Due to the unique feature of lymphoid(More)
Functional variable (V), diversity (D), and joining (J) gene segments contribute unequally to the primary repertoire. One factor contributing to this nonrandom usage is the relative frequency with which the different gene segments rearrange. Variation from the consensus sequence in the heptamer and nonamer of the recombination signal sequence (RSS) is(More)
PURPOSE The Group for Research in Adult Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (GRAALL) recently reported a significantly better outcome in T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) harboring NOTCH1 and/or FBXW7 (N/F) mutations compared with unmutated T-ALL. Despite this, one third of patients with N/F-mutated T-ALL experienced relapse. PATIENTS AND METHODS In a(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Follicular lymphoma and chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) are indolent B-cell malignancies characterized by a long preclinical phase and frequent relapses once treatment is initiated. The present review gathers recent findings on the occurrence, relevance, and dynamics of premalignant cells in the development of follicular lymphoma and(More)