Christine Mortier

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Bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) are multipotent cells. To explain their plasticity, we postulated that undifferentiated MSC may express proteins from other tissues such as neuronal tissues. MSC are obtained by two different approaches: plastic adhesion or negative depletion (RosetteSep and magnetic beads CD45/glycophorin A). MSC are evaluated(More)
In this study, we used a common procedure to assess the potential of mobilized peripheral blood (MPB) and umbilical cord blood (UCB) as sources of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in comparison with bone marrow (BM). We tested three methods: plastic adhesion supplemented with 5% of BM-MSC conditioned medium, unsupplemented plastic adhesion, and selection of(More)
BACKGROUND BM mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) have the capacity for renewal and the potential to differentiate into multiple tissues. In this study, we compared different enrichment methods to obtain MSC from BM. METHODS Three different methods were compared with a view to obtaining MSC more rapidly from BM: negative selection (RosetteSep and MACS) and(More)
Percutaneous cholecystostomy is an expanding technique since the use of ultrasonography permits a precise puncture of the gall bladder. Cholecystitis is a classical complication of endoscopic maneuvers in the biliary tract or can be associated with obstructive jaundice. Following their results the authors conclude on the usefulness of percutaneous(More)
On October 1989, eosinophilia and incapacitating myalgia, together with arthralgia, dyspnea, cough and edema of the extremities, were shown to be associated with L-tryptophan ingestion. Since then, 1531 cases of eosinophilia-myalgia syndrome have been reported in United States and 22 in Belgium. We report here the unusual pulmonary presentation of this(More)
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