Laurent Mesnard

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To identify predictors of 30-day mortality in critically ill cancer patients with septic shock. Retrospective study over a 6-year period. Twelve-bed medical intensive care unit (ICU). Eighty-eight patients (55 men, 33 women) aged 55 (43.5–63) years admitted to the ICU for septic shock. None. Eighty (90.9%) patients had hematological malignancies and eight(More)
Rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis (RPGN) is a life-threatening clinical syndrome and a morphological manifestation of severe glomerular injury that is marked by a proliferative histological pattern ('crescents') with accumulation of T cells and macrophages and proliferation of intrinsic glomerular cells. We show de novo induction of heparin-binding(More)
Regulatory T cells (T reg cells) constitute a population of CD4(+) T cells that limits immune responses. The transcription factor Foxp3 is important for determining the development and function of T reg cells; however, the molecular mechanisms that trigger and maintain its expression remain incompletely understood. In this study, we show that mice deficient(More)
We have isolated a full-size cDNA coding for cardiac troponin T (cTnT) from a human adult heart library, using a slow skeletal TnT probe. This cDNA detected a 1.2 kb mRNA in fetal and post-natal human heart, the amount of which increased during ontogenic development. Interestingly, a similar transcript was coexpressed in fetal skeletal muscle, together with(More)
A human muscle cDNA library was screened for slow skeletal troponin T (TnTs). Sequence analysis revealed that one of the selected clones had a cDNA coding sequence different from the two previously described. RNase protection assays confirmed the expression of this new isoform in adult skeletal muscle. In addition, results of the RNase protection assays(More)
Circulating levels of soluble forms of urokinase-type plasminogen activator receptor (suPAR) are generally elevated in sera from children and adults with FSGS compared with levels in healthy persons or those with other types of kidney disease. In mice lacking the gene encoding uPAR, forced increases in suPAR concentration result in FSGS-like glomerular(More)
Troponin T (TnT) is a component of the troponin complex which regulates muscle contraction in response to alterations in intracellular calcium ion concentration. In human heart, multiple isoforms of cardiac TnT have been described on the basis of antibody studies and molecular cloning of corresponding cDNAs. These isoforms are all derived from the(More)
BACKGROUND The association between sarcoidosis and glomerular diseases has not been extensively investigated in a large series and the potential features of this uncommon association remain to be determined. METHODS We retrospectively identified 26 patients with biopsy-proven glomerular lesions that occurred in a sarcoidosis context. Potential remission(More)
Identification of renal cell progenitors and recognition of the events contributing to cell regeneration following ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) are a major challenge. In a mouse model of unilateral renal IRI, we demonstrated that the first cells to proliferate within injured kidneys were urothelial cells expressing the progenitor cell marker(More)
In hypertension, angiotensin (Ang) II is a critical mediator of cardiovascular remodeling, whose prominent features include myocardial and vascular media hypertrophy, perivascular inflammation, and fibrosis. The signaling pathways responsible for these alterations are not completely understood. Here, we investigated the importance of calpains,(More)