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Head and neck cancers positive for human papillomavirus (HPV) have a more favorable clinical outcome than HPV-negative cancers, but it is unknown why this is the case. We hypothesized that prognosis was affected by intrinsic features of HPV-infected tumor cells or differences in host immune response. In this study, we focused on a comparison of regulatory(More)
Very small embryonic-like stem cells (VSELs) are multipotent stem cells localised in adult bone marrow (BM) that may be mobilised into peripheral blood (PB) in response to tissue injury. We aimed to quantify VSELs in BM and PB of patients with critical limb ischaemia (CLI) and to test their angiogenic potential in vitro as well as their therapeutic capacity(More)
RATIONALE FOR STUDY MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small noncoding RNAs that regulate protein expression at post-transcriptional level. We hypothesized that a specific pool of endothelial miRNAs could be selectively regulated by flow conditions and inflammatory signals, and as such be involved in the development of atherosclerosis. OBJECTIVE To identify miRNAs,(More)
AIMS Monocyte systemic levels are known to be a major determinant of ischaemic tissue revascularization, but the mechanisms mediating mobilization of different monocyte subsets-Ly6C(hi) and Ly6C(lo)-to the blood and their respective role in post-ischaemic neovascularization are not clearly understood. Here, we hypothesized that distinct chemokine/chemokine(More)
OBJECTIVE Previous studies suggested that microRNA-21 may be upregulated in the liver in non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), but its role in the development of this disease remains unknown. This study aimed to determine the role of microRNA-21 in NASH. DESIGN We inhibited or suppressed microRNA-21 in different mouse models of NASH: (a) low-density(More)
The respective abundance of circulating endothelial cells and endothelial progenitor cells may reflect the balance between vascular injury and repair. As pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) can share features of pulmonary remodelling, we postulated that the two disorders might be associated with(More)
Flow cytometry is a complete technology given to biologists to study cellular populations with high precision. This technology elegantly combines sample dimension, data acquisition speed, precision and measurement multiplicity. Beyond the statistical aspect, flow cytometry offers the possibility to physically separate sub-populations. These performances(More)
BACKGROUND Interaction with heparan sulfate proteoglycans is supposed to provide chemokines with the capacity to immobilize on cell surface and extracellular matrix for accomplishing both tissue homing and signaling of attracted cells. However, the consequences of the exclusive invalidation of such interaction on the roles played by endogenous chemokines in(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the relation of endothelial microparticles (EMPs) with cardiometabolic risk in the community. BACKGROUND Circulating EMPs are small membrane vesicles released after endothelial cell injury. Endothelial microparticles are reportedly increased among individuals with a high burden of cardiovascular risk factors. However, prior(More)
OBJECTIVE Catecholamines have been shown to control bone marrow (BM)-derived cell egress, yet the cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in this effect and their subsequent participation to postischemic vessel growth are poorly understood. METHODS AND RESULTS Tyrosine hydroxylase mRNA levels, as well as dopamine (DA) and norepinephrine (NE) contents,(More)