Lionel Prin

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An increased level of citrullinated myelin basic protein (MBP-C8) has been reported in the brains of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. However, the involvement of the immune response to post-translational modified MBP in the pathophysiology of MS remains speculative. The aim of this study was to compare the levels of immunoglobulin G antibodies to several(More)
We reduced EAE severity by using two anti-allergic drugs. A control group of mice received i.p. injections of PBS as vehicle while a further two groups were treated either with pyrilamine, a histamine receptor 1 antagonist or with CV6209, a platelet activating factor receptor antagonist. Our results showed that the blockade of the responses to both(More)
Interleukin 5 (IL-5), the major factor involved in eosinophil differentiation, is produced by T cells or mast cells. In the present study, we found that eosinophils infiltrating the mucosa of four patients with active coeliac disease also express the IL-5 mRNA. No positive signal was obtained in normal duodenum tissues and in the cell infiltrate from(More)
During the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis (MS), activated B-cells cross the inflamed endothelium of the central nervous system (CNS) to exert their effector functions, probably associated with the action of several adhesion molecules. B-cell mobilization towards the CNS already occurs after the first demyelinating events suggestive of MS, known as(More)
Interleukin 5 (IL-5) acts on eosinophil differentiation and activation, suggesting the existence of a membrane receptor for IL-5 on eosinophils. Here, we report that 125I-labeled recombinant human IL-5 bound, at 4 degrees C, to high affinity receptors on human eosinophils. The association constant was higher for hypodense eosinophils (1.93 x 10(9) M-1) than(More)
Eosinophilic endomyocardial disease represents a major evolutive risk in chronic eosinophilia-associated disorders. Eosinophil granule proteins appear to be involved in cardiac injury, but the mechanisms leading to eosinophil infiltration and degranulation are not clear. Interleukin-5 (IL-5) has been recently shown to be produced by eosinophils and might(More)
To date, none of the myelin-associated Ag targets definitively discriminates between the immune response observed in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients and healthy subjects. However, it has been shown recently that analysis of global immune Ab profiles such as natural autoantibody reactivities can help to distinguish between normal individuals and patients(More)
Calcium stone formers (CaSF) with idiopathic hypercalciuria (IH) have been shown to have decreased bone mineral density (BMD). The mechanism of their bone loss remains obscure. Monokines like interleukin-1 beta (IL-1 beta), IL-6, tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha), and granulocyte macrophage stimulating factor (GM-CSF) are involved in bone remodeling,(More)
We sequentially analyzed the serum IgG response against normal mouse brain during experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis in SJL/J mice injected with CFA, Bordetella pertussis toxin (BPT) and proteolipid protein 139-151 peptide, compared with mice that received CFA and BPT or were uninjected. Dynamic changes were observed from day 0 to day 28 in the 3(More)
Imatinib is the treatment of choice for FIP1L1/PDGFRA (F/P)-associated chronic eosinophilic leukemia (F/P + CEL), but its optimal dosing, duration, and possibility of discontinuation are still a matter of debate. A retrospective multicenter study was conducted with 44 F/P + CEL patients identified in the French Eosinophil Network and treated with imatinib.(More)