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B-cell receptor signaling contributes to apoptosis resistance in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), limiting the efficacy of current therapeutic approaches. In this study, we investigated the expression of spleen tyrosine kinase (SYK), a key component of the B-cell receptor signaling pathway, in CLL and its role in apoptosis. Gene expression profiling(More)
B-cell chronic lymphoid leukemia (BCLL) is a highly heterogeneous human malignancy, presumably reflecting specific molecular alterations in gene expression and protein activity that are thought to underlie the variable disease outcome. Most B-CLL cell samples undergo apoptotic death in response to DNA damage. However, a clinically distinct aggressive subset(More)
Human cancer is characterised by complex molecular aberrations which result in a wide variety of clinical manifestations. B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (B-CLL) is particularly diverse, both in terms of molecular changes and clinical course, and consequently our understanding of the pathology of this disease is generally poor. Furthermore, the(More)
Waldenström's macroglobulinemia (WM) is a clonal B-cell lymphoproliferative disorder (LPD) of post-germinal center nature. Despite the fact that the precise molecular pathway(s) leading to WM remain(s) to be elucidated, a hallmark of the disease is the absence of the immunoglobulin heavy chain class switch recombination. Using two-dimensional gel(More)
OBJECTIVE The association of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection with type II mixed cryoglobulinemia is well established, but the role of HCV in B cell lymphoma remains controversial. The objective of this study was to determine the frequency of circulating and liver-infiltrating monoclonal B cells in patients with HCV infection. METHODS One hundred sixty(More)
Gene expression in cells is a dynamic process but is usually examined at a single time point. We used gene expression profiling over time to build temporal models of gene transcription after B-cell receptor (BCR) signaling in healthy and malignant B cells and chose this as a model since BCR cross-linking induces both cell proliferation and apoptosis, with(More)
We report in this publication the use of two educational tools, a questionnaire of satisfaction and a training book, to improve the training of students during their internship in clinical laboratory at the "Pôle de biologie des Hôpitaux universitaires de Strasbourg" in France. First, the ongoing training was assessed by the interns with a questionnaire(More)
Cellular behavior is sustained by genetic programs that are progressively disrupted in pathological conditions--notably, cancer. High-throughput gene expression profiling has been used to infer statistical models describing these cellular programs, and development is now needed to guide orientated modulation of these systems. Here we develop a(More)
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is characterized by a highly variable clinical course with 2 extreme subsets: indolent, ZAP70(-) and mutated immunoglobulin heavy chain gene (M-CLL); and aggressive, ZAP70(+) and unmutated immunoglobulin heavy chain (UM-CLL). Given the long-term suspicion of antigenic stimulation as a primum movens in the disease, the role(More)
The sensitivity of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) cells to current treatments, both in vitro and in vivo, relies on their ability to activate apoptotic death. CLL cells resistant to DNA damage-induced apoptosis display deregulation of a specific set of genes. Microarray hybridization (Human GeneChip, Affymetrix), immunofluorescent in situ labeling(More)