Fabienne Meggetto

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Although deregulated expression of specific microRNAs (miRNAs) has been described in solid cancers and leukemias, little evidence of miRNA deregulation has been reported in ALK-positive (ALK(+)) anaplastic large cell lymphomas (ALCL). These tumors overexpress the major antiapoptotic protein myeloid cell leukemia 1 (MCL-1), a situation that could compensate(More)
We report a novel t(7;9)(q11;p13) translocation in 2 patients with B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL). By fluorescent in situ hybridization and 3' rapid amplification of cDNA ends, we showed that the paired box domain of PAX5 was fused with the elastin (ELN) gene. After cloning the full-length cDNA of the chimeric gene, confocal microscopy of(More)
The anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK), tyrosine kinase oncogene is implicated in a wide variety of cancers. In this study we used conditional onco-ALK (NPM-ALK and TPM3-ALK) mouse MEF cell lines (ALK+ fibroblasts) and transgenic models (ALK+ B-lymphoma) to investigate the involvement and regulation of angiogenesis in ALK tumor development. First, we observed(More)
AUF1/heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoprotein D (hnRNPD) binds to adenylate uridylate-rich elements contained in the 3' untranslated region of many short-lived mRNAs. This binding has been shown in vitro to control the stability of adenylate uridylate-rich element-containing mRNAs, including mRNAs encoding proto-oncogenes, cytokines, or other signaling(More)
We describe an "inflammatory pseudotumor" of the liver that, which on detailed investigation, proved that the spindle-cell component of this lesion is derived from follicular dendritic reticulum cells (FDRC). This contention is supported by morphologic observations and by immunophenotype. The FDRC population contain Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). It is known(More)
In 1994, Chang et al described a novel herpesvirus in tissues from patients with Kaposi sarcoma, referred to as Kaposi sarcoma herpesvirus or human herpesvirus 8. They used a very sophisticated technique of molecular biology to isolate unknown DNA sequences from Kaposi sarcoma lesions, which were not present in normal tissues. It turned out that these(More)
The expression of a cell death-inducing gene, Bax, was investigated in 52 cases of Hodgkin's disease in parallel with Epstein-Barr virus and was compared with the immunodetection of other apoptosis-regulating proteins, Mcl-1, Bcl-2, and Bcl-x. Bax immunostaining was found in 92% of the cases, among them 28% with a strong signal in more than 75% of the(More)
Hodgkin's disease is commonly associated with EBV latent infection. The incidence of EBV reactivation (active infection or EBV infection with replicative cycle) was evaluated in a series of 30 patients with untreated Hodgkin's disease (except for one case with chronic lymphocytic leukemia) by quantitation of EBV DNA and titration of anti-ZEBRA antibodies in(More)
Occasional EBV infection of human NK cells may lead to malignant diseases such as naso-pharyngeal NK lymphoma although NK cells do not express CD21, the primary receptor for EBV. Here we show that during early EBV infection in patients, NK cells attacked EBV-infected autologous B cells. In vitro, NK cells activated by conjugation to CD21(+) B-EBV cell(More)
Human herpesvirus-8 (HHV-8) also called Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus infects spindle cells in Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) and lymphoid cells in multicentric Castleman's disease (MCD). In KS cells, HHV-8 is mainly latent with the expression of latent nuclear antigen-1 (LNA-1), whereas in MCD both lytic and latent antigens are produced by lymphoid cells.(More)