Nathalie Bonnefoy-Bérard

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The anthracyclines daunorubicin and doxorubicin were shown to induce apoptosis of hematopoietic cell lines. Here we report that they induce apoptosis of both nonactivated and phytohemagglutinin-activated human peripheral blood lymphocytes. Apoptosis demonstrated by surface expression of phosphatidylserine and typical nuclear alterations reached a maximum(More)
Anti-apoptotic Bfl-1 and pro-apoptotic Bax, two members of the Bcl-2 family sharing a similar structural fold, are classically viewed as antagonist regulators of apoptosis. However, both proteins were reported to be death inducers following cleavage by the cysteine protease µ-calpain. Here we demonstrate that calpain-mediated cleavage of full-length Bfl-1(More)
Clonal expansion of activated T and B cells is controlled by homeostatic mechanisms resulting in apoptosis of a large proportion of activated cells, mostly through interaction between CD95 (Fas or Apo-1) receptor and its ligand CD95-L. CD2, which is considered as a CD3/TCR alternative pathway of T cell activation, may trigger activation-induced cell death,(More)
Antithymocyte and antilymphocyte globulins (ALG) are currently used as immunosuppressive agents in organ transplantation and for the treatment of acute graft-versus-host disease and aplastic anemia. Since any type of immunosuppressive treatment is known to carry the risk of developing B-cell lymphoproliferative disorders, we investigated the in vitro effect(More)
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