Laurent Giraudo

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BACKGROUND Platelet microparticles (PMPs) have proved useful to identify patients with vascular risk. However, PMP counting, which is currently done by flow cytometry (FCM), needs to be standardized. OBJECTIVES The objectives were (i) to standardize FCM settings for PMP counts on a routine instrument (Cytomics FC500) using size-calibrated fluorescent(More)
The platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is an autologous biotherapy based on platelet-healing properties. Here, we developed a simple and reproducible PRP purification protocol based on two successive centrifugations. We evaluated different centrifugation speeds and time-storage durations on the platelet quantity and quality. Sterility and stability of our PRP(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to compare the biological characteristics of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) obtained from 4 medical devices and a preparation developed in our laboratory using a single-donor model. METHODS Ten healthy persons donated blood that was processed to produce PRP by use of 4 commercial preparation systems and a protocol(More)
OBJECTIVE Impaired hand function greatly contributes to disability and reduced quality of life in SSc patients. Autologous adipose-derived stromal vascular fraction (ADSVF) is recognized as an easily accessible source of regenerative cells. We reported positive 6-month safety and efficacy results from an open-label clinical trial assessing s.c. injection of(More)
BACKGROUND In patients with systemic sclerosis (scleroderma, SSc), impaired hand function greatly contributes to disability and reduced quality of life, and is insufficiently relieved by currently available therapies. Adipose tissue-derived stromal vascular fraction (SVF) is increasingly recognised as an easily accessible source of regenerative cells with(More)
Selection of immature CD4CD8 double-positive (DP) thymocytes for CD4 or CD8-lineage commitment is controlled by the interaction of the TCR with stromal cell-expressed peptide/MHC. We show that thymocyte-intrinsic genes influence the pattern of expression of a MHC class I-restricted transgenic (tg) TCR so that in DBA/2 mice, DP thymocytes with a(More)
Insight into the mechanisms by which dendritic cells (DC) present exogenous antigen to T cells is of major importance in the design of vaccines. We examined the effectiveness of free antigen as well as antigen with lipopolysaccharide, emulsified in complete Freund's adjuvant, and antigen encapsulated in liposomes in activating adoptively transferred(More)
UNLABELLED The platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is an autologous biotherapy commonly used for its healing properties. Once activated, platelets released a real "cocktail" of growth factor and cytokines implied in numerous regenerative processes. However the impact of medical practices associated to PRP therapeutic use on platelets functionality remains poorly(More)
INTRODUCTION Hand involvement confers a substantial handicap in work and daily activities in patients with Systemic sclerosis (SSc). Autologous adipose-derived stromal vascular fraction is as an easily accessible source of cells with regenerative effects. We previously performed a phase I open-label clinical trial (NTC01813279) assessing the safety of(More)