Fanny Baran-Marszak

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BACKGROUND The deregulation of several transcription factors contribute to the aggressive course of mantle cell lymphoma. This study focuses on survival signals emanating from the tumor environment and involving the signal transducer and activator of transcription (STAT) 3 through cytokines or antigen recognition. DESIGN AND METHODS Primary mantle cell(More)
Despite very similar gene expression profiles, the clinical course of B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (B-CLL) is heterogeneous. Immunoglobulin VH (IgVH) mutational status and expression of B-cell receptor (BCR) signaling mediators have been associated with disease progression. However, the consequences of BCR engagement on cell survival and evolution of(More)
Progressive cases of B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) are frequently associated with lymphadenopathy, highlighting a critical role for signals emanating from the tumor environment in the accumulation of malignant B cells. We investigated on CLL cells from 30 untreated patients the consequence of B-cell receptor (BCR) triggering on the membrane(More)
Deregulation of the proto-oncogene c-myc is a key event in the pathogenesis of many tumors. A paradigm is the activation of the c-myc gene by chromosomal translocations in Burkitt lymphoma (BL). Despite expression of a restricted set of Epstein-Barr viral (EBV) antigens, BL cells are not recognized by antigen-specific cytotoxic T cells (CTLs) because of(More)
Only a minority of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) patients harboring a positive direct antiglobulin test (DAT) will develop autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA). In a single institution cohort of 378 CLL patients, 56 patients (14.8%) had at least one positive DAT during the course of the disease, either at diagnosis or later. We found no relationship(More)
Chemotherapeutic drugs such as fludarabine*, doxorubicin or cisplatin are very potent activators of the anti-oncogene p53. Convergent studies suggest that p53 and STAT1 (signal transducer and activator of transcription 1) cooperate in the induction of cell death. We show that these drugs are also activators of STAT1 in p53-expressing cells, but not in(More)
N-(4-hydroxyphenyl)retinamide (4-HPR, fenretinide) is a potent chemopreventive agent whose effect has been suggested to involve apoptosis induction. 4-HPR induces a loss of the mitochondrial transmembrane potential and the mitochondrial release of cytochrome c before caspase activation. Inhibition of mitochondrial membrane permeabilization (MMP) by(More)
Activating mutations in signaling molecules, such as JAK2-V617F, have been associated with myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs). Mice lacking the inhibitory adaptor protein Lnk display deregulation of thrombopoietin/thrombopoietin receptor signaling pathways and exhibit similar myeloproliferative characteristics to those found in MPN patients, suggesting a(More)
The signal transducer and activator of transcription STAT3 is a transcription factor which plays a key role in normal cell growth and is constitutively activated in about 70% of solid and hematological cancers. Activated STAT3 is phosphorylated on tyrosine and forms a dimer through phosphotyrosine/src homology 2 (SH2) domain interaction. The dimer enters(More)
INTRODUCTION Diagnostic features of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are often polymorphic and nonspecific including anemia in most cases. Standard parameters provided by an automated analyzer seldom bring any argument for this diagnosis. The aim of this study was to investigate whether some structural parameters, not routinely provided by Sysmex™ XE 2100(More)