Jean-François Claisse

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Mastocytosis is an acquired orphan disease characterized by the abnormal accumulation of mast cells responsible for organ failure and systemic symptoms. Cytoreductive drugs have been shown to be effective, but have rarely resulted in complete or long-term remission. We report two patients with advanced systemic mastocytosis (SM) who were treated(More)
ZAP-70 and CD38 expression can identify B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia with an inferior clinical outcome. Many groups have investigated the meaning of the expression of these two proteins and the correlation with the bad prognosis in B-CLL. But nobody has investigated the relation between the multidrug resistance mediated by Pgp overexpression (MDR1)(More)
Mast cell leukemia (MCL) is a rare and aggressive disease with poor prognosis and short survival time. D816V c-KIT mutation is the most frequent molecular abnormality and plays a crucial role in the pathogenesis and development of the disease. Thus, comprehensive diagnostic investigations and molecular studies should be carefully carried out to facilitate(More)
The purine analogs (PAs) cladribine and pentostatin have transformed the prognosis of hairy cell leukemia (HCL). However, some patients still relapse after PAs, or fail to reach an optimal response, and new agents are needed to further improve treatment outcome. We retrospectively studied 41 HCL patients from 10 centers in France and Belgium, who received(More)
B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is the most frequent adult leukemia in the Western world. It is a heterogeneous disease characterized by clonal proliferation and the accumulation of CD5(+) mature B lymphocytes. However, the normal counterpart from which the latter cells arise has not yet been identified. CD27 expression and gene expression(More)
We report the first identification of a point mutation located within the promoter region of the beta-globin gene at position -83 (G>A) and associated with the common heterozygous deletional alpha-thalassemia (alpha-thal) (-alpha(3.7)/alphaalpha). The patient was an adult male from Gabon belonging to the Obamba sub ethnic group, who was referred to our(More)
In this study, we investigated the capacity of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) B cells to undergo terminal differentiation into Ig-secreting plasma cells in T cell-independent and T cell-dependent responses. We used a two-step model involving stimulation with phorbol myristate acetate (PMA) and CD40L, together with cytokines (PMA/c and CD40L/c), for 7(More)
We report the case of an 86-year-old woman who presented with a 2-month history of anemia (9 g/dL) and weight loss. She had a medical history of arthrosis and hyperuricemia. Blood tests showed a normocytic aregenerative anemia with mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHM) of 31.6 %, platelets 217 9 10/L, white blood count 3.3 9 10/L with lymphopenia(More)