M-N Courel

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Chromosomal translocations joining the immunoglobulin (IG) and MYC genes have been extensively reported in Burkitt's and non-Burkitt's lymphomas but data concerning MYC rearrangements with non-IG partners are scarce. In this study, 8q24 breakpoints from 17 B-cell lymphomas involving non-IG loci were mapped by fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH). In(More)
A new cell line, CB109, has been established from a human glioblastoma multiforme. The cytoskeleton was positive for glial fibrillary acidic protein, vimentin and fibronectin. Hyaluronan (HA) and the HA-binding protein hyaluronectin (HN) were expressed in the cell cytoplasm and in the extracellular matrix of spheroids and plated cells. Hyaluronidase did not(More)
Genetic modifications of the BCL6 gene in lymphoma include translocations, deletions, and somatic mutations (SM) of the 5' noncoding region. Three single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of the major mutation cluster region (MMC) have been reported, including two substitutions (397G/C, 502G/A) and one deletion (520DeltaT). Clinical and biological relevance(More)
A hyaluronectin (HN)-like antigen was found in rat O-2A progenitors and oligodendrocytes, as well as in Schwann cells and in their culture medium. The HN-like antigen secreted in culture supernatants had a higher molecular mass than HN extracted from rat brain at acidic pH. In vitro the secreted HN-like antigen was spontaneously and slowly degraded into(More)
Hyaluronan (HYA) plays a particular role in cancer cell microenvironment. A component of the desmoplasia. HYA is associated to other macromolecules and contributes to the net structure of the matrix. Cancer cells exhibit binding sites (CD44, RHAMM) for HYA. The cell adhesion to HYA can influence the cell motility and different factors could interplay to(More)
Few studies have examined the effect of aging on arterial wall response to injury, and the results are discordant. Moreover, the effect of aging on hyaluronan synthesis in injured vessels is unknown. The aim of this present study was to determine the effect of aging on neointima formation and hyaluronan (HA), hyaluronidase and hyaluronectin production in(More)
The presence of hyaluronan was studied histochemically in the adult rat cerebellum. We used the hyaluronectin--antihyaluronectin immune complex technique based on the high affinity of hyaluronectin for hyaluronan. The immune complex was prepared with hyaluronectin from a human brain extract and an anti-hyaluronectin monoclonal antibody, which does not react(More)
Hyaluronan (HA) is a polymerized nonsulfated extracellular matrix glycosaminoglycan that may be involved in brain development. We have tested the expression of HA and the HA-binding protein hyaluronectin (HN) in glial cell cultures from newborn rat brain. HA was secreted into the culture medium by type 1 astrocytes in the first stages of the primary(More)
The present study was conducted to determine the effect of diabetes with and without insulin treatment on the production of hyaluronen (HA) and distribution of hyaluronectin (HN) in the rat aorta 14 days after injury with a catheter balloon. Injury increased intima-media wet weight (+11%) and DNA content (+37.5%). This increase was slightly enhanced in(More)
The aim of our study was to investigate the production of hyaluronan (HA) by the intima-media during the sclerotic response to aortic injury with a catheter balloon in the rat. In addition we analyzed, for the first time in this model, the production of a glycoprotein (hyaluronectin, HN) which binds specifically to HA. HA and HN were analyzed in control(More)