Jean-Jacques Fournié

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BACKGROUND The microenvironment plays a major role in the onset and progression of metastasis. Epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) tends to metastasize to the peritoneal cavity where interactions within the microenvironment might lead to chemoresistance. Mesothelial cells are important actors of the peritoneal homeostasis; we determined their role in the(More)
<?Pub Dtl?>Cancer remains a leading cause of death in the world. To overcome this problem, it is necessary to develop new analysis tools, in complementarity to existing ones, to enable the early diagnostic of the diseases, personalized treatment, and further fundamental cancer mechanisms understanding. In this context, microwave-based and(More)
This paper demonstrates an accurate liquid sensing technique, from 40 MHz to 40 GHz, which is suitable for the detection and quantification of very small contents of molecules, proteins, and for the noninvasive and contactless microwave investigation of living cells in their culture medium. The sensor is based on an interdigitated capacitor (IDC) with a(More)
BACKGROUND Adoptive cell therapy with allogenic NK cells constitutes a promising approach for the treatment of certain malignancies. Such strategies are currently limited by the requirement of an efficient protocol for NK cell expansion. We have developed a method using synthetic nanosized phosphonate-capped dendrimers allowing such expansion. We are(More)
In breast cancers, the appearance of metastasis is synonymous with poor prognosis. The metastatic process is usually associated with epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) which is often induced by several soluble factors produced either by the tumour cells themselves or by cells constituting the tumour microenvironment. The aim of the present study was to(More)
BACKGROUND Eosinophils are effector cells during parasitic infections and allergic responses. However, their contribution to innate immunity has been only recently unravelled. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS Here we show that human eosinophils express CD3 and gammadelta T Cell Receptor (TCR) but not alphabeta TCR. Surface expression of gammadeltaTCR/CD3 is(More)
Tumor-intrinsic immuno-resistance is a prerequisite for emergence of follicular lymphomas. Here we show that in vitro, such cells are more resistant to immune cytolysis when grown as follicle-mimicking tridimensional aggregates than when grown as cell suspensions. So in patients, this innate adaptation to tumor immunity might precede its selective pressure.(More)
Follicular Lymphomas (FL) and diffuse large B cell lymphomas (DLBCL) must evolve some immune escape strategy to develop from lymphoid organs, but their immune evasion pathways remain poorly characterized. We investigated this issue by transcriptome data mining and immunohistochemistry (IHC) of FL and DLBCL lymphoma biopsies. A set of genes involved in(More)
Phosphoantigens (PAgs) activate Vγ9Vδ2 T lymphocytes, inducing their potent and rapid response in vitro and in vivo. However, humans and nonhuman primates that receive repeated injections of PAgs progressively lose their Vγ9Vδ2 T cell response to them. To elucidate the molecular mechanisms of this in vivo desensitization, we analyzed the transcriptome of(More)
Fisher's exact test is widely used in biomedical research, particularly in genomic profile analysis. Since in most databases, the frequency distribution of genes is right skewed, we show here that its use can lead to excessive false-positive discoveries. We propose to apply Zelen's exact test on a stratification of the gene set; this solves the false(More)