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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)
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)
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)
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)
Recent reports demonstrated the presence of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) in about 10% of gastric carcinoma cases, particularly in Asian populations. We carried out a retrospective assessment of the detection rate of EBV gene products in 59 cases of gastric carcinoma of various histological subtypes. In situ hybridization using non-isotopic EBER and BHLF1(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)
Anaplastic large-cell lymphomas (ALCLs) bearing the t(2;5) translocation (ALK(+)ALCLs) are frequently characterized by skin colonization and associated with a poor prognosis. Using conditional transgenic models of anaplastic lymphoma kinase-positive (ALK(+)) lymphomas and human ALK(+)ALCL cell lines, in the present study, we show that high-mobility-group(More)
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) classically infects and transforms B lymphocytes in vitro, yielding lymphoblastoid cell lines (LCLs). In contrast to other herpesviruses, EBV is not described as an infectious agent for monocytes. However, recent papers described in vitro infection of monocytes leading to abortive or transient viral expression. In the present study,(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)
To investigate the mechanisms by which estrogen hormones influence the vascular system, the metabolism of these hormones and the functionality of estrogen receptors were characterized in rat aortic smooth muscle cells from secondary cultures, a widely studied model of vascular biology. Aromatase, estradiol-17 beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase and(More)