Olivier Gentilhomme

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We performed molecular cloning and sequencing of the breakpoints of a new chromosomal translocation involving the MYC protooncogene locus. This secondary t(8;12)(q24;q22) was associated with a primary t(11;14)(q13;q32) translocation in a case of B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) in blastic transformation. In this leukemia, Northern blot and nuclease(More)
Ninety-seven patients with aggressive malignant lymphoma (ML) were treated with an intensive and sequential chemotherapy (protocol LNH-80). There were 42 patients with intermediate grade ML, 53 patients with high-grade ML, and two patients with true histiocytic ML. Most of the patients were in advanced stage: 21 stage III and 61 stage IV. The LNH-80(More)
PURPOSE Burkitt-like lymphoma (BLL) is a tumor with morphologic features intermediate between Burkitt's lymphoma (BL) and large-cell lymphoma, but its relationship with these lymphomas is currently unclear. We have therefore analyzed its characteristics within a large series of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-associated lymphomas. MATERIALS AND METHODS(More)
A method for histomorphometric analysis of sternal, or iliac, bone-marrow biopsies is reported. Undecalcified, or decalcified, bone marrow-samples from 169 patients with aplastic or dyserythropoietic anaemia were studied utilizing stereological methods: point counting analysis on serial sections. The most informative structure parameters in each of the(More)
A study of surface markers and in vitro growth in semi-solid and liquid medium was performed in 35 patients with newly diagnosed myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). Surface markers were studied by CD34, CD13, CD14, CD15, and CD33 monoclonal antibodies. There was no strict correlation with the FAB typing, but CD34 was expressed only in refractory anemia with(More)
Induction of proliferation and differentiation in response to recombinant human interleukin-3 (hIL-3) was studied in liquid and semisolid cultures of umbilical cord blood and bone marrow cells that were fractionated by "panning" with anti-My10 antibody according to expression of CD34 antigen. Cells from enriched fractions (70% to 90% CD34+) were found to(More)
High-grade B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphomas are observed in 5% to 10% of patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. To describe their histologic subtypes, a group of pathologists was formed. One hundred thirteen cases were reviewed and classified according to the Working Formulation, the updated Kiel classification, and a recent description of(More)
On 80 occasions 4 iliac biopsy trephines and 4 iliac aspirations were performed in 37 children with neuroblastoma at various stages of the disease. In 38 of these procedures, tumour cells were detected. In 24% of cases, both trephines and aspirates were positive, whereas in 63% neuroblastoma cells were detected only on the trephines and in 13% only on the(More)
Using clinical, morphological, genetic, and biochemical criteria, we studied ten white and North African families with hereditary elliptocytosis (HE). In four families, elliptocytic individuals displayed a highly significant reduction of band 4.1, which was recorded using two electrophoretic procedures. The 4.1a/4.1b ratio was also significantly reduced, as(More)
To evaluate the feasibility and clinical usefulness of immunocytochemical detection of bone marrow metastases in neuroblastoma, we studied bone marrow samples from patients undergoing intensive therapy, followed in the majority of cases by autologous bone marrow rescue. Two monoclonal antibodies were used in an indirect immunoenzymatic assay to test 384(More)