Dominique Hétuin

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Multiple myeloma (MM) cells inhibit certain T-cell functions. We examined the expression of B7-H1 (PD-L1), a B7-related protein that inhibits T-cell responses, in CD138-purified plasma cells isolated from MM patients, monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance patients, and healthy donors. We observed that B7-H1 was expressed in most MM plasma(More)
We previously identified novel human ets-1 transcripts in which the normal order of exons is inverted, and demonstrated that although the order of exons is different than in the genomic DNA, splicing of these exons out of order occurs in pairs using genuine splice sites (1). Here we determine the structure of these novel transcripts, showing that they(More)
Tumor dormancy is a phenomenon where small numbers of tumor cells persist in the host for months or years. We previously showed in the DA1-3b/C3H mouse model of acute myeloid leukemia that dormant tumor cells resist cytotoxic T-lymphocyte (CTL)-mediated killing because they overexpress B7-H1. Here, we vaccinated mice with DA1-3b cells transduced with(More)
B7-H1 (PD-L1) is a B7-related protein that inhibits T-cell responses. B7-H1 participates in the immunoescape of cancer cells and is also involved in the long-term persistence of leukemic cells in a mouse model of leukemia. B7-H1 can be constitutively expressed by cancer cells, but is also induced by various stimuli. Therefore, we examined the constitutive(More)
Patients with chronic myeloid leukemia who become resistant to the Abl kinase inhibitor imatinib can be treated with dasatinib. This sequential treatment can lead to BCR-ABL mutations conferring broad resistance to kinase inhibitors. To model the evolution of resistance, we exposed the mouse DA1-3b BCR-ABL(+) leukemic cell line to imatinib for several(More)
IL12 is an essential cytokine for the generation of T helper 1 response, natural killer (NK) cells and cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) stimulation. CD154 triggers CD40 on antigen-presenting cells, thus inducing antigen presentation to the immune system and production of IL12. As IL12 and CD154 share several pathways mediating immune response, we investigated(More)
The receptor-interacting protein kinase 3 (RIP3) associates with RIP1 in a necrosome complex that can induce necroptosis, apoptosis, or cell proliferation. We analyzed the expression of RIP1 and RIP3 in CD34+ leukemia cells from a cohort of patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and CD34+ cells from healthy donors. RIP3 expression was significantly(More)
There is a therapeutic need for glucocorticoid receptor (GR) ligands that distinguish between the transrepression and transactivation activity of the GR, the later thought to be responsible for side effects. These ligands are known as "dissociated glucocorticoids" (dGCs). The first published dGCs, RU24782(More)
In the BCR/ABL DA1-3b mouse model of acute myelogenous leukemia, dormant tumor cells may persist in the host in a state of equilibrium with the CD8(+) CTL-mediated immune response by actively inhibiting T cells. Dormant tumor cells also show a progressive decrease of suppressor of cytokine signaling 1 (SOCS1) gene expression and a deregulation of the(More)
Expression of B7 molecules provides co-stimulatory signals to T lymphocytes, which prevent the induction of anergy. It has been previously reported that B7.1 gene transfer in a murine leukaemia model induced a potent antileukaemic immunity and that relative expression of B7.1 and B7.2 in human acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) had prognostic significance. As ex(More)