Marie-Hélène Donnadieu

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Dendritic cells (DCs) initiate adaptive immune responses in lymph nodes (LNs). In mice, LN DCs can be divided into resident and tissue-derived populations, the latter of which migrate from the peripheral tissues. In humans, different subsets of DCs have been identified in the blood, spleen, and skin, but less is known about populations of resident and(More)
TO THE EDITOR The formation of a competent barrier at the interface to the terrestrial environment is a fundamental function of the skin. Acute or sustained insult to the stratum corneum results in perturbation of the barrier integrity and generates an array of positive and negative downstream alarm signals that initiate both homeostatic and proinflammatory(More)
GH-releasing factor (GHRH) was measured by RIA in the plasma of 22 constitutionally short children given an ornithine infusion or an oral dose of L-dopa. After an overnight fast and 1 h of rest, plasma GHRH levels were 49.7 +/- 7.3 pg/ml (+/- SEM). In 5 children, L-dopa induced an increase in mean GH levels from 1.8 to 12 ng/ml at 60 min. Mean plasma GHRH(More)
The effect of long-term human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) therapy on the linear growth and biological growth parameters was studied in six thalassaemic boys aged 14.5–15.5 years old with hypogonadotropic hypogonadism. A significant (P<0.001) increase in growth velocity (from 3.3±0.3 to 7.6±0.6 cm/year) was found after 6–12 months of therapy, without(More)
PURPOSE Uveal melanoma is the most common primary intraocular malignant tumor in adults and is defined by a poor natural outcome, as 50% of patients die from metastases. The aim of this study was to develop and characterize a panel of human uveal melanoma xenografts transplanted into immunodeficient mice. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Ninety tumor specimens were(More)
Since transferrin (Tf) in vitro has a growth-promoting activity and is associated with NSILA properties, the aim of this work was to study in vivo the relationships between Tf, somatomedin activity (SM), growth hormone (GH) secretion, and height velocity in children. An iv infusion of ornithine hydrochloride was given to 23 controls; the induced rise of GH(More)
Basal plasma GH-releasing hormone (GHRH) concentrations were measured by RIA in 180 normal subjects (93 boys and 87 girls between the ages of 8 and 18 yr). Every subject was in good health and between -2 and +2 SD for height. Fourteen boys with delayed puberty also were studied. Plasma GHRH concentrations were higher during puberty than before it. At(More)
Ten somatotrophic adenomas removed from acromegalic patients and fragments of the non-tumoural surrounding pituitary were submitted to organ culture for periods of up to one month. Electron microscopic observation shows that these tumours retain their histological differentiation throughout the culture period. The cell morphology of the cultured tumours(More)