Claude Allasia

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The pathogenesis of fatal cerebral malaria (CM) is not well understood, in part because data from patients in whom a clinical diagnosis was established prior to death are rare. In a murine CM model, platelets accumulate in brain microvasculature, and antiplatelet therapy can improve outcome. We determined whether platelets are also found in cerebral vessels(More)
Genomic studies have led to new taxonomic classifications of breast carcinomas. Proteomic investigations using tissue microarrays have yielded complementary results and are useful in identifying potential molecular targets for specific therapies. Searching for new drug targets is particularly important for tumors of poor prognosis, such as breast tumors(More)
CD105 (endoglin) is expressed significantly in activated endothelial cells in culture and in tumor microvessels. Quantification of CD105 immunocytochemical expression that may be clinically relevant has not been accurately evaluated. We studied CD105 expression on frozen tissue sections by using immunohistochemical assays in a series of 929 patients and(More)
BACKGROUND Chemotherapy failure that is due to cellular drug resistance remains a major problem in most cancer patients. One type of drug resistance that has been characterized is the multidrug resistance phenomenon, which demonstrates a reduced ability of cancer cells to accumulate drugs as a result of the effects of an energy-dependent unidirectional drug(More)
The immunocytochemical detection of Tie-2/Tek, CD105, and CD31 was assessed in a large series (n = 905) of breast carcinomas on frozen sections. Results were correlated with patients' long-term outcome (median, 11.7 years) to define the respective prognostic significance of these markers. Univariate (Kaplan-Meier) analysis demonstrated that higher(More)
c-Met is responsible for cell motility and tumour spreading. c-Met expression and signal transducers reflecting c-Met functionality were investigated in breast carcinomas, in correlation with patient outcome and tumour vasculature. Tissue microarrays of 930 breast carcinomas were constructed, categorised according to patients' follow-up (4- to 10-year(More)
PURPOSE bcl-2 protein is detectable in human cancers and may be involved in the response to antineoplastic drugs or endocrine therapy in breast carcinomas. In a previous study, we had developed optimal technical conditions for bcl-2 immunodetection. The aim of the present report was to determine the prognostic significance of bcl-2 expression in breast(More)
Hypoxia-inducible factor-1alpha (HIF-1alpha) is a transcription factor that is involved in tumour growth and metastasis by regulating genes involved in response to hypoxia. HIF-1alpha protein overexpression has been shown in a variety of human cancers, but only 2 studies have documented the prognostic relevance of HIF-1alpha expression in breast cancer. The(More)
E-cadherin immunodetection was performed on frozen sections, using an immunoperoxidase procedure and with computer-assisted analysis of digitized colored microscopic images in a series of 179 breast carcinomas. Quantitative immunocytochemical assays were correlated with follow-up (129 months). The results showed that reduced E-cadherin immunocytochemical(More)
The degree of angiogenesis in breast cancer has previously been shown to be an indicator of prognosis, and tumor microvasculature is a candidate target for new antiangiogenic therapies. The aim of this study was to investigate the prognostic value of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) receptors, VEGFR-1 (Flt-1) and VEGFR-2 (KDR/Flk-1), and Tie2/tek(More)