Eriong Lee-Vergés

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Bendamustine is used in the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Routes for bendamustine entry into target cells are unknown. This study aimed at identifying transporter proteins implicated in bendamustine uptake. Our results showed that hOCT1 is a bendamustine transporter, as bendamustine could cis-inhibit the uptake of a canonical hOCT1(More)
Acadesine is a nucleoside analogue with known activity against B-cell malignancies. Herein, we showed that in mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) cells acadesine induced caspase-dependent apoptosis through turning on the mitochondrial apoptotic machinery. At the molecular level, the compound triggered the activation of the AMPK pathway, consequently modulating known(More)
INTRODUCTION Next generation sequencing has provided a comprehensive understanding of the mutational landscape in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), and new drivers have been identified. Some of these drivers could be pharmacologically targeted to choose the most effective personalized therapy in each CLL patient. Areas covered: In this article, the(More)
Clinical responses to bendamustine in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) are highly heterogeneous and no specific markers to predict sensitivity to this drug have been reported. In order to identify biomarkers of response, we analyzed the in vitro activity of bendamustine and the gene expression profile in primary CLL cells. We observed that mRNA expression(More)
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