Caroline A H Pfeiffer

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OBJECTIVES To determine the prevalence of multidrug-resistant (MDR) Gram-negative bacilli and extended spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing isolates in stool specimens obtained from patients hospitalized for acute diarrhoea in a French university hospital. METHODS Bacteria in stool specimens were screened for ESBL production on Drigalski agar(More)
Multiple data suggest that the renin-angiotensin system contributes to the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. The atherogenic effect of the renin-angiotensin system can only in part be explained by the influence of its effector angiotensin II on blood pressure, smooth muscle cell (SMC) growth, or antifibrinolytic activity. Because chronic inflammation of the(More)
A plethora of evidence supports a link between inflammation and atherogenesis. The vasoactive peptide endothelin-1 (ET-1) has both proatherogenic and proinflammatory properties. The CD40-CD154 signaling pathway exhibits a direct influence on atherogenesis. We therefore tested the hypothesis that ET-1 induces CD40 in human vascular smooth muscle cells (SMC).(More)
UNLABELLED The vasoactive peptide endothelin-1 (ET-1) may contribute to the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis and its acute complications. Because inflammation of the vessel wall is a characteristic feature of atherosclerosis, this study investigated the effect of ET-1 on the proinflammatory transcription factor NF-kappaB in monocytes. Monocyte/macrophages(More)
Replacement therapy is currently used to prevent and treat bleeding episodes in coagulation factor deficiencies. However, structural differences between the endogenous and therapeutic proteins might increase the risk for immune complications. This study was aimed at identifying factor (F)VII variants resistant to inhibitory antibodies developed after(More)
While the immune response to hemophilic factors in hemophilia has been widely studied, little is known about the development of anti-Factor VII (FVII) antibodies in FVII deficiency. We developed a robust technique based on the x-MAP technology to detect the presence of antibodies against FVII and characterize their isotype and validated this method using(More)
A plethora of evidence supports a link between inflammation and atherogenesis. Both the vasoactive peptide angiotensin II (ANG II) as well as the CD40/CD154 signaling pathway exhibit proinflammatory properties with a direct influence on atherogenesis. We therefore tested the hypothesis that ANG II interacts with CD40/CD154 in human vascular smooth muscle(More)
Alexandre Prieur*, Monica Cappellini*, Guillaume Habif*, Marie-Paule Lefranc, Thibault Mazard, Eric Morency, Jean-Marc Pascussi, Maud Flacelière, Nathalie Cahuzac, Bérengère Vire, Benjamin Dubuc, Amandine Durochat, Pierre Liaud, Jérémy Ollier, Caroline Pfeiffer, Sophie Poupeau, Véronique Saywell, Chris Planque, Eric Assenat, Frédéric Bibeau, Jean-François(More)
Purpose: Patients with metastatic colorectal cancer suffer from disease relapse mainly due to cancer stem cells (CSC). Interestingly, they have an increased level of blood progastrin, a tumor-promoting peptide essential for the self-renewal of colon CSCs, which is also a direct β-catenin/TCF4 target gene. In this study, we aimed to develop a novel targeted(More)
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