Grégory Beaune

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High serum concentrations of procalcitonin (PCT) have been found during bacterial and parasitic infections. This is a report of two cases of disseminated aspergillosis with moderate PCT increase in two 14-year-old girls after bone marrow transplantation (BMT) for myelodysplastic syndrome and Fanconi's anemia, respectively. In contrast, the important rise of(More)
Small thiol-containing amino acids such as cysteine are appealing surface ligands for transferring semiconductor quantum dots (QDs) from organic solvents to the aqueous phase. They provide a compact hydrodynamic diameter and low nonspecific binding in biological environment. However, cysteine-capped QDs generally exhibit modest colloidal stability in water(More)
Like liquid droplets, cellular aggregates, also called "living droplets," spread onto adhesive surfaces. When deposited onto fibronectin-coated glass or polyacrylamide gels, they adhere and spread by protruding a cellular monolayer (precursor film) that expands around the droplet. The dynamics of spreading results from a balance between the pulling forces(More)
Although major concerns exist regarding the potential consequences of human exposure to nanoparticles (NP), no human toxicological data is currently available. To address this issue, we took welders, who present various adverse respiratory outcomes, as a model population of occupational exposure to NP. The aim of this study was to evaluate if welding(More)
The use of click chemistry for quantum dot (QD) functionalization could be very promising for the development of bioconjugates dedicated to in vivo applications. Alkyne-azide ligation usually requires copper(I) catalysis. The luminescence response of CdSeTe/ZnS nanoparticles coated with polyethylene glycol (PEG) is studied in the presence of copper cations,(More)
We report the case of a patient with carbohydrate-deficient glycoprotein syndrome type Ib who developed normally until 3 months of age, when she was referred to the hospital for evaluation of hypoglycemia that was found to be related to hyperinsulinism. She also had vomiting episodes, hepatomegaly, and intractable diarrhea, which evoked the diagnosis of(More)
Sickle cell anemia (SCA) is a genetic disorder characterized by severe hemolytic anemia, frequent vaso-occlusive events and infections. In tropical environment, people are continuously in contact with infection agents. The present study was undertaken to measure 10 protein parameters in order to test humoral immunity, nutrition status and the relation(More)
In this study we have used denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE) for identifying sequence alterations in glycoprotein (GP) IIb and IIIa genes from 20 patients affected by Glanzmann's thrombasthenia. These patients were from 16 different families. Using computer modelling, we divided the promoters, coding sequences and flanking splicing regions, in(More)
Among drug delivery systems, catanionic vesicles now appear as powerful candidates for pharmaceutical applications because they are relatively cheap and easy to use, thus well corresponding to industrial requirements. Using labelled vesicles made of a tricatenar catanionic surfactant, the work reported here aims at exploring the mechanisms by which(More)