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The human poliovirus (PV) receptor (PVR) is a member of the immunoglobulin (Ig) superfamily with unknown cellular function. We have isolated a human PVR-related (PRR) cDNA. The deduced amino acid (aa) sequence of PRR showed, in the extracellular region, 51.7 and 54.3% similarity with human PVR and with the murine PVR homolog, respectively. The cDNA coding(More)
The human FLT3 cDNA was cloned from a pre-B cell line and characterized. The deduced amino acid sequence shows that FLT3 codes for a receptor-type tyrosine kinase of 993 residues, presenting a strong similarity with the corresponding mouse FLT3/FLK2 protein as well as with the receptors for colony-stimulating factor 1 (CSF1R/FMS) and steel locus factor(More)
Although the prognosis of Hodgkin's disease is relatively good, around 20% of patients do not benefit from current therapies and succumb to their disease. A large-scale molecular characterization of disease might help improve HD management. Using cDNA arrays, we studied the mRNA expression levels of approximately 1000 selected genes in 34 benign and(More)
Acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) is characterized by the t(15;17) cytogenetic abnormality leading to the expression of two fusion genes, PML/RARA and RARA/PML, and by its sensitivity to all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) differentiating treatment. Rare APL cases lacking the t(15;17) have been described. We have previously reported two cases presenting with(More)
FLT3 is a receptor tyrosine kinase of 130-55 kDa expressed on normal bone marrow stem and early progenitor cells and on leukemic blasts from patients with acute leukemias. The FLT3 ligand, FL, is a new cytokine which acts on hematopoietic progenitors in synergy with other cytokines. FLT3 transduces FL-mediated signal through interaction with a number of(More)
Conventional chromosome analysis (CCA) and interphase fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) was performed in 42 patients with mantle-cell lymphoma (MCL), with BCL1 rearrangement. The t(11;14)(q13;q32) or 11q abnormalities were detected by CCA in 34 cases, 20 of which had additional aberrations. A normal karyotype was observed in 8 cases. Probes(More)
AIMS Microarray technology has recently led to the identification of molecular prognostic subgroups in non-Hodgkin's lymphomas. To determine the usefulness of ready made macroarrays as routine diagnostic tools in haematopathology, lymph node biopsies were analysed using a cDNA macroarray containing genes involved in apoptosis, including caspases. METHODS(More)
AIMS To confirm the recent data obtained in mice, showing that the Fas ligand (FasL) is involved in the phenomenon of "immune privilege" (the apparent defect of the immune system in specific anatomical sites) and to extend this finding to humans. METHODS The expression of FasL was analysed in a panel of histologically normal human tissues by reverse(More)
Acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) is typified by the t(15;17) translocation, which leads to the formation of the PML/RARA fusion gene and predicts a beneficial response to retinoids. However, approximately 10% of all APL cases lack the classic t(15;17). This group includes (1) cases with cryptic PML/RARA gene rearrangements and t(5;17) that leads to the(More)
The T cell adhesion molecule CD28 provides a costimulatory signal in combination with CD2 and CD3 mAb. CD28 regulates the expression of cytokines by T cells, not only IL-2, but also IL-1 alpha and CSF-1, usually synthesized by accessory cells. We have investigated the mechanisms through which CD28 modulates the expression of the IL-2R alpha chain. Whereas(More)