Jerome Moreaux

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BACKGROUND The sulfation pattern of heparan sulfate chains influences signaling events mediated by heparan sulfate proteoglycans located on cell surface. SULF1 and SULF2 are two endosulfatases able to cleave specific 6-O sulfate groups within the heparan chains. Their action can modulate signaling processes, many of which with key relevance for cancer(More)
Identification of growth factors in neoplasias may be a target for future therapies by blocking either growth factor–receptor interaction or the induced pathway. Using gene expression profiling, we identified overexpression of two receptors for APRIL and BAFF in malignant plasma cells compared to normal plasma cells. APRIL and BAFF are involved in a variety(More)
MMSET is expressed ubiquitously in early development and its deletion is associated with the malformation syndrome called Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome. It is involved in the t(4;14) (p16;q32) chromosomal translocation, which is the second most common translocation in multiple myeloma (MM) and is associated with the worst prognosis. MMSET expression has been(More)
A plethora of myeloma growth factors (MGFs) has been identified, but their relative importance and cooperation have not been determined. We investigated 5 MGFs (interleukin-6 [IL-6], insulin-like growth factor type 1 [IGF-1], hepatocyte growth factor [HGF], HB-epidermal growth factor [HB-EGF], and a proliferation-inducing ligand [APRIL]) in serum-free(More)
Abundant bone marrow angiogenesis is present in almost all myeloma patients requiring therapy and correlated to treatment response and survival. We assessed the expression of 402 angiogenesis-associated genes by Affymetrix DNA microarrays in 466 samples, including CD138-purified myeloma cells (MMCs) from 300 previously untreated patients, in vivo(More)
BACKGROUND BAFF and APRIL share two receptors - TACI and BCMA - and BAFF binds to a third receptor, BAFF-R. Increased expression of BAFF and APRIL is noted in hematological malignancies. BAFF and APRIL are essential for the survival of normal and malignant B lymphocytes, and altered expression of BAFF or APRIL or of their receptors (BCMA, TACI, or BAFF-R)(More)
BACKGROUND Advanced multiple myeloma (MM) and Waldenström's macroglobulinemia (WM) are incurable B-cell malignancies. This is the first full clinical report of atacicept, a fusion protein that binds to and neutralises the B-cell survival factors, B-lymphocyte stimulator (BLyS) and A proliferation-inducing ligand (APRIL), in MM and WM. METHODS In this(More)
BACKGROUND Multiple myeloma (MM) is characterized by a strong dependence of the tumor cells on their microenvironment, which produces growth factors supporting survival and proliferation of myeloma cells (MMC). In the past few years, many myeloma growth factors (MGF) have been described in the literature. However, their relative importance and the nature of(More)
The six-transmembrane epithelial antigen of prostate (STEAP) protein was identified in advanced prostate cancer and is up-regulated in multiple cancer cell lines, including prostate, bladder, colon, ovarian, and Ewing sarcoma. STEAP1 was described as a suitable antigen for T-cell-based or antibody-based immunotherapy. We have investigated the expression of(More)
Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is the most common type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and displays heterogeneous clinical and molecular characteristics. In this study, high throughput gene expression profiling of DLBCL tumor samples was used to design a 12-gene expression-based risk score (GERS) predictive for patient's overall survival. GERS allowed(More)