Jean Maccario

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RATIONALE FOR STUDY MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small noncoding RNAs that regulate protein expression at post-transcriptional level. We hypothesized that a specific pool of endothelial miRNAs could be selectively regulated by flow conditions and inflammatory signals, and as such be involved in the development of atherosclerosis. OBJECTIVE To identify miRNAs,(More)
Recombinant mouse 18 kDa peripheral-type benzodiazepine receptor (PBR) protein was overexpressed in Escherichia coli and isolated using a His. Bind metal chelation resin. Recombinant PBR protein was purified with sodium dodecyl sulfate and reincorporated into liposomes using Bio-Beads SM2 as a detergent removing agent. Negative staining of the reconstituted(More)
BACKGROUND Rapid weight gain in the first years of life is associated with adult obesity. Whether there are critical windows for this long-term effect is unclear. OBJECTIVE The objective was to study anthropometric measures in adolescence by sex according to weight and height growth velocities at different ages between birth and 5 y. DESIGN(More)
A genome-wide scan for asthma phenotypes was conducted in the whole sample of 295 EGEA families selected through at least one asthmatic subject. In addition to asthma, seven phenotypes involved in the main asthma physiopathological pathways were considered: SPT (positive skin prick test response to at least one of 11 allergens), SPTQ score being the number(More)
The increase of total IgE in relation to active smoking has been shown in the general population, but little is known about subjects with a personal or family history of asthma. The objective of this report is to analyze the relationships of active and passive smoking to total IgE in the Epidemiological Study of the Genetics and Environment of Asthma,(More)
BACKGROUND Delineating asthma subphenotypes is of interest to understand the cause of the disease. Few studies have addressed the interrelationships of quantitative asthma-related traits. OBJECTIVE We sought to study the interrelationships of allergy markers and FEV(1) in relation to asthma and sex in children and adults. METHODS Total IgE levels, skin(More)
The EWS–Fli1 fusion gene encodes for a chimeric oncogenic transcription factor considered to be the cause of the Ewing sarcoma. The efficiency of small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) targeted toward the EWS–Fli1 transcript (at the junction point type 1) was studied, free or encapsulated into recently developed polyisobutylcyanoacrylate aqueous core nanocapsules.(More)
Peripheral-type benzodiazepine receptor (PBR) is an 18 kDa high-affinity drug ligand and cholesterol binding protein involved in various cell functions. Antisera for distinct PBR areas identified immunoreactive proteins of 18, 40, and 56 kDa and occasionally 72, 90, and 110 kDa in testicular Leydig and breast cancer cells. These sizes may correspond to PBR(More)
Familial resemblance of asthma is well known but epidemiological research focused on familial resemblance of asthma severity is scanty. We studied whether asthma and asthma severity in first-degree relatives of cases with asthma were related to asthma severity of the index case. The analysis was based upon the examination of 944 subjects (348 cases, 239(More)