Jean Louis Ravetti

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In this paper, we describe the role of chemokine receptor CXCR4 activation by its natural ligand, the chemokine stromal cell-derived factor (SDF-1) (CXCL12), in glioblastoma cell growth in vitro. We show that both CXC chemokine receptor 4 (CXCR4) and SDF-1 mRNA are expressed in several human glioblastoma multiforme tumor tissues and in two human(More)
Tumor growth is allowed by its ability to escape immune system surveillance. An important role in determining tumor evasion from immune control might be played by tumor-infiltrating regulatory lymphocytes. This study was aimed at characterizing phenotype and function of CD8+ CD28- T regulatory cells infiltrating human cancer. Lymphocytes infiltrating(More)
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) may be of value in regeneration of renal tissue after damage; however, lack of biological knowledge and variability of results in animal models limit their utilization. We studied the effects of MSCs on podocytes in vitro and in vivo utilizing adriamycin (ADR) as a model of renal toxicity. The in vivo experimental approach was(More)
Interleukin (IL)-31A binds to an heterodimer composed of IL-31 receptor A (IL-31RA) and Oncostatin M Receptor (OSMR). The IL-31/IL-31R complex is involved in the pathogenesis of various skin diseases, including cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. No information is available on the relations between the IL-31/IL-31R complex and B-cell lymphoma. Here we have addressed(More)
Fifty-three consecutive cases of adult CD30+ anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) have been analyzed. Thirty-six were classified as Hodgkin's disease like variety (HL) (67%) and seventeen as so-called common type (CT) (33%). All cases strongly expressed the CD30/Ki-1 antigen; the neoplastic cells expressed CD15, CD45 and EMA in 60%, 44% and 33% of cases,(More)
Chemokines participate in cellular processes associated with tumor proliferation, migration, and angiogenesis. We previously demonstrated that stromal cell-derived factor 1 (SDF1) exerts a mitogenic activity in glioblastomas through the activation of its receptor CXCR4. Here we studied the expression of this chemokine in human meningiomas and its possible(More)
Recent evidence indicates that cancer cells express chemokine (CK) receptors and that their signaling is crucial for tumor proliferation, migration, and angiogenesis. The profiles of expression of CXC CK receptors (CXCR1-5) and their main ligands (growth-related oncogene, GRO1-2-3/CXCL1-2-3; interleukin 8, IL-8/CXCL8; monokine-induced gamma-interferon(More)
Telomerase is considered a universal tumor-associated antigen (TAA) due to its high rate of expression by cancers (approximately 90%), and clinical trials are in progress to test the immunotherapeutical efficacy of antitelomerase immunization in patients with cancer. However, the data concerning frequency and functional activity of telomerase-specific(More)
Chemokines are a family of proteins that chemoattract and activate cells by interacting with specific receptors on the surface of their targets. They are grouped into four classes based on the position of key cysteine residues: C, CC, CXC, and CX3C. Stromal cell-derived factor 1 (SDF1), the ligand of the CXCR4 receptor, is a CXC chemokine involved in(More)
The purpose of this study was to assess the feasibility of measuring different permeability parameters with T1-weighted dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in order to investigate the blood brain-barrier permeability associated with different brain tumors. The Patlak algorithm and the extended Tofts-Kety model were used to this(More)