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The unfolded protein response (UPR) is a transcriptional and translational intracellular signaling pathway activated by the accumulation of unfolded proteins in the lumen of the endoplasmic reticulum (ER). We have used C. elegans as a genetic model system to dissect UPR signaling in a multicellular organism. C. elegans requires ire-1-mediated splicing of(More)
Members of the Toll-like receptor (TLR) and interleukin-1 receptor (IL-1R) superfamily share an intracytoplasmic Toll-IL-1 receptor (TIR) domain, which mediates recruitment of the interleukin-1 receptor-associated kinase (IRAK) complex via TIR-containing adapter molecules. We describe three unrelated children with inherited IRAK-4 deficiency. Their blood(More)
Herpes simplex virus-1 (HSV-1) encephalitis (HSE) is the most common form of sporadic viral encephalitis in western countries. Its pathogenesis remains unclear, as it affects otherwise healthy patients and only a small minority of HSV-1-infected individuals. Here, we elucidate a genetic etiology for HSE in two children with autosomal recessive deficiency in(More)
Microarray data analysis is notorious for involving a huge number of genes compared to a relatively small number of samples. Gene selection is to detect the most significantly differentially expressed genes under different conditions, and it has been a central research focus. In general, a better gene selection method can improve the performance of(More)
PURPOSE To prospectively identify markers of response to therapy and outcome in an organ-sparing trial for advanced oropharyngeal cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS Pretreatment biopsies were examined for expression of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), p16, Bcl-xL, and p53 as well as for p53 mutation. These markers were assessed for association with(More)
Acute respiratory failure (ARF) in patients with cancer is frequently a fatal event. To identify factors associated with survival of cancer patients admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU) for ARF, we conducted a prospective 5-year observational study in a medical ICU in a teaching hospital in Paris, France. The patients were 203 cancer patients with ARF(More)
PURPOSE To test induction chemotherapy (IC) followed by concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CRT) or surgery/radiotherapy (RT) for advanced oropharyngeal cancer and to assess the effect of human papilloma virus (HPV) on response and outcome. PATIENTS AND METHODS Sixty-six patients (51 male; 15 female) with stage III to IV squamous cell carcinoma of the(More)
Direct in vivo evidence for the susceptibility of human neuronal cells to dengue virus has not been reported. In this study, we demonstrated that type 2 dengue (DEN-2) virus infection induced extensive apoptosis in the human neuroblastoma cell line SK-N-SH. Phospholipase A(2) (PLA(2)) was activated by DEN-2 infection, which led to the generation of(More)
The transcription factor signal transducer and activator of transcription-1 (STAT1) plays a key role in immunity against mycobacterial and viral infections. Here, we characterize three human STAT1 germline alleles from otherwise healthy patients with mycobacterial disease. The previously reported L706S, like the novel Q463H and E320Q alleles, are(More)
The receptors for interferon-alpha/beta (IFN-alpha/beta) and IFN-gamma activate components of the Janus kinase-signal transducer and activator of transcription (JAK-STAT) signaling pathway, leading to the formation of at least two transcription factor complexes. STAT1 interacts with STAT2 and p48/IRF-9 to form the transcription factor IFN-stimulated gene(More)