Monique Talbot

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BACKGROUND Left ventricular or biventricular pacing/stimulation can acutely improve systolic function in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) and intraventricular conduction delay by resynchronizing contraction. Most heart failure therapies directly enhancing systolic function do so while concomitantly increasing myocardial oxygen consumption(More)
BACKGROUND VDD pacing can enhance systolic function in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy and discoordinate contraction; however, identification of patients likely to benefit is unclear. We tested predictors of systolic responsiveness on the basis of global parameters as well as directly assessed mechanical dyssynchrony. METHODS AND RESULTS Twenty-two(More)
In a number of clinical circumstances it would be desirable to artificially conceal cellular antigenic determinants to permit survival of heterologous donor cells. A case in point is the problem encountered in transfusions of patients with rare blood types or chronically transfused patients who become allosensitized to minor blood group determinants. We(More)
BACKGROUND A relationship between the increased density of tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) and decreased survival was recently reported in thyroid cancer patients. Among these tumors, anaplastic thyroid cancer (ATC) is one of the most aggressive solid tumors in humans. TAMs (type M2) have been recognized as promoting tumor growth. The purpose of our(More)
Activated Ras oncogene induces DNA-damage response by triggering reactive oxygen species (ROS) production and this is critical for oncogene-induced senescence. Until now, little connections between oncogene expression, ROS-generating NADPH oxidases and DNA-damage response have emerged from different studies. Here we report that H-RasV12 positively regulates(More)
Follicular thyroid carcinomas (FTC) arise through oncogenic pathways distinct from those involved in the papillary histotype. Recently, a t(2;3)(q13;p25) rearrangement, which juxtaposes the thyroid transcription factor PAX8 to the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) gamma1, was described in FTCs. In this report, we describe gene expression in(More)
Antipeptide antibodies raised against the carboxyl-terminal region of the human sodium/iodide (Na+/I-) symporter (hNIS) were used to investigate by immunohistochemistry the presence and distribution of the hNIS protein in normal thyroid tissues, in some pathological nonneoplastic thyroid tissues, and in different histotypes of thyroid neoplasms. In normal(More)
In the thyroid, iodotyrosine dehalogenase acts on the mono and diiodotyrosines released during the hydrolysis of thyroglobulin to liberate iodide, which can then reenter the hormone-producing pathways. It has been reported that the deiodination of iodotyrosines occurs predominantly in the microsomes and is mediated by NADPH. Recently, two cDNAs, 7401- and(More)
NADPH oxidase 4 (NOX4) belongs to the NOX family that generates reactive oxygen species (ROS). Function and tissue distribution of NOX4 have not yet been entirely clarified. To date, in the thyroid gland, only DUOX1/2 NOX systems have been described. NOX4 mRNA expression, as shown by real-time PCR, was present in normal thyroid tissue, regulated by TSH and(More)
Recent studies have generated interest in the potential for left or biventricular pacing to improve cardiac function in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy and intraventricular conduction delays.1–4 The premise is that these hearts display profound basal mechanical dyssynchrony and that pacing can restore synchronization and, thereby, improve function.(More)