Lucette Gebuhrer

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A retroviral element (MSRV) defining a family of genetically inherited endogenous retroviruses (HERV-W) has recently been characterized in cell cultures from patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). To address the possible relationship with MS, direct detection of circulating virion RNA was proposed but revealed technically difficult to perform in(More)
Over the last 15 years, we have performed a total of 30 haematopoietic stem cell transplants on 27 children suffering from Hurler's syndrome. These children were of median age 11 months at the time of diagnosis and 25 months at the time of transplantation. The phenotype was severe in 21 cases (78%). The donor was familial in 13 cases: nine genotypically(More)
The aim of this study is to define a reliable reckoning of gene frequencies and six-locus haplotypic frequencies of HLA-A, HLA-B, HLA-C, HLA-DRB1, HLA-DQA1, HLA-DQB1 and HLA-DPB1 in the Tunisian population. One hundred unrelated random, healthy people originating from various parts of Tunisia were typed for the alleles of the loci mentioned above by using(More)
In vitro studies have described the synthesis of an alternative reading frame form of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) core protein that was named F protein or ARFP (alternative reading frame protein) and includes a domain coded by the +1 open reading frame of the RNA core coding region. The expression of this protein in HCV-infected patients remains(More)
We recently demonstrated that dendritic cells (DCs) can be generated from monocytes in the presence of high concentrations of human serum (HS), provided the extra-cellular pH is maintained at plasma values. Because monocyte-derived DCs (Mo-DCs) can also be generated in the presence of fetal calf serum (FCS) or serum-free medium, we have investigated whether(More)
Among MHC class II antigens, the DRw6/Dw6 complex represents a special situation where typing on a routine basis is often troublesome, mainly because monospecific alloantisera are rare and individual subtypes numerous. We demonstrate here that the use of oligonucleotide DNA typing permits an analysis of the polymorphism within DRw6 haplotypes and provides a(More)
T-lymphocyte clones specific for the influenza A/Texas virus were obtained by limiting dilution of activated T cells from an HLA A2/3, B7/39, Cw -/-, DR2-short/2 short, DQw1/w1, DwFJO/FJO donor. Among the proliferating clones studied, and irrespective of their antigenic specificities, most of them were restricted by epitope(s) on HLA-DR molecules present(More)
In routine screening of anti-HLA DR reagents, serum 901 was obtained from a woman of negroid origin ten days after delivery of a second child. The spouse was also of black origin. This serum contained polyspecific HLA A and B antibodies. After platelet absorption it reacted with the B cells of 10 out of 119 European Caucasoid panel donors (8.4%) typed for(More)
HLA matching between the donor and recipient improves the success of unrelated hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Because many patients in need of an unrelated transplant have only donors with mismatch, information is needed to evaluate the limits of HLA mismatching. We examined the association of survival, acute graft-versus-host disease(More)
Celiac disease (CD), which occurs in Europe with varying frequency, is known to be associated with HLA-B8 and even more strongly with HLA-Dw3 because of the high linkage disequilibrium between these two antigens. After typing for HLA-A, -B and -DR antigens in adult patients with CD, we can confirm the high prevalence of B8 (72.7%) and of DRw3 (63.7%).(More)