Marc Vigny

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Chronic acquired neuropathies of unknown origin are classified as chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathies (CIDP) and chronic idiopathic axonal polyneuropathies (CIAP). The diagnosis can be very difficult, although it has important therapeutic implications since CIDP can be improved by immunomodulating treatment. The aim of this study was to(More)
Double-stranded RNA dependent kinase (PKR) is a pro-apoptotic kinase that controls protein translation. Previous studies revealed that activated PKR is increased in brains with Alzheimer's disease (AD). Glycogen Synthase Kinase Aβ (GSK-3β) is responsible for tau phosphorylation and controls several cellular functions also including apoptosis. The goal of(More)
Activating mutations of the ALK gene have been identified in sporadic and familial cases of neuroblastoma (NB), a cancer of the peripheral nervous system, and are thought to be the primary mechanism of oncogenic activation of this receptor in this pediatric neoplasm. To address the possibility that ALK activation may occur through genomic rearrangements as(More)
Recently, activating mutations of the full length ALK receptor, with two hot spots at positions F1174 and R1275, have been characterized in sporadic cases of neuroblastoma. Here, we report similar basal patterns of ALK phosphorylation between the neuroblastoma IMR-32 cell line, which expresses only the wild-type receptor (ALK(WT)), and the SH-SY5Y cell(More)
Anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) is a receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK) transiently expressed in specific regions of the central and peripheral nervous systems. In this study, we focused on the rat developing dorsal root ganglion (DRG). This ganglion is composed of heterogeneous sensory neurons characterized by the expression of RTK for neurotrophic factors,(More)
Neuroblastoma is the most common non-CNS tumor in children. Poor prognosis for patients presenting with high-risk disease underlines the need for novel therapeutic strategies. Chimeric antigen receptor T cell (CART) therapies combine the epitope specificity of a monoclonal antibody with the cytotoxicity of an activated T cell, and have demonstrated clinical(More)
The identification of unique cell-surface proteins expressed on tumor cells, yet not expressed on normal tissues, has been challenging for pediatric malignancies. The cell surface tyrosine kinase ALK (CD246, anaplastic lymphoma kinase) is a promising target for neuroblastoma in that it is expressed in either native, mutated, or over-expressed forms on the(More)
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