Marc Grégoire

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PURPOSE Malignant mesothelioma is a highly aggressive tumor and is often diagnosed too late for a curative treatment. We compared diagnostic and prognostic values of mesothelin and osteopontin in 172 patients suspected of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) and in a control group of 112 asymptomatic asbestos-exposed subjects. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN(More)
BACKGROUND Diagnosis of malignant pleural mesothelioma is a challenging issue. Potential markers in mesothelioma diagnosis include soluble mesothelin-related peptides (SMRPs) and osteopontin, but no subsequent validation has been published yet. METHODS We prospectively evaluated SMRPs in serum and pleural effusion from patients with mesothelioma (n = 74),(More)
Heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) is an intracellular enzyme that degrades heme and inhibits immune responses and inflammation in vivo. In most cell types, HO-1 is inducible by inflammatory stimuli and oxidative stress. Here we demonstrate that human monocyte-derived immature dendritic cells (iDCs) and several but not all freshly isolated rat splenic DC subsets and(More)
Dendritic cell (DC) maturation is the process by which immature DC in the periphery differentiate into fully competent antigen-presenting cells that initiate the T cell response. However, DC respond to many distinct maturation stimuli, and different types of mature DC induce qualitatively different T cell responses. As DC maturation involves the coordinated(More)
Despite conventional medical and surgical treatments, malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) remains incurable. Oncovirotherapy (i.e., the use of replication-competent virus for cancer treatment) is currently explored in clinical trials. In this study, we investigated the antineoplastic potential of a new oncolytic viral agent, a live-attenuated measles virus(More)
In order to elucidate the role of myofibroblasts in tumor development, we compared fibroblastic reactions and their implications in the immune response in progressive and regressive rat colorectal-tumor models. Immunohistochemical analyses revealed that T lymphocytes and monocytes/macrophages were found outside progressive tumors that were surrounded by a(More)
Dendritic cells (DC) have been shown to be efficient antigen-presenting cells (APC) and, as such, could be considered ideal candidates for cancer immunotherapy. Immature DC (iDC) efficiently capture surrounding antigens; however, only mature DC (mDC) prime naive T lymphocytes. Clinical trials using DC-based tumor vaccines have achieved encouraging, but(More)
We have shown previously that rats can be cured from induced peritoneal colon carcinomatosis by injections of apoptotic bodies derived from tumor cells and interleukin 2. This curative treatment generated a tumor-specific cytotoxic T-cell response associated with a humoral response. Autoantibodies from sera of cured rats strongly recognized a Mr 67,000(More)
Micronuclei have been induced by colchicine in rat kangaroo (Potorous tridactylis) PtK1 cells. The synthesis of RNA was investigated both in isolated micronuclei by quantifying RNA polymerase activities at different ionic strengths with or without inhibitors, and in micronucleated cells by radioautography after [3H]uridine pulse labeling. In vitro(More)
Heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) exerts its functions via the catabolism of heme into carbon monoxide (CO), Fe(2+), and biliverdin, as well as by depletion of free heme. We have recently described that overexpression of HO-1 is associated with the tolerogenic capacity to dendritic cells (DCs) stimulated by LPS. In this study, we demonstrate that treatment of human(More)