Stéphanie Harel

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Transformation of Philadelphia (Ph)-negative myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) to myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) or acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is associated with poor response to chemotherapy and short survival. Fifty-four patients with Ph-negative MPN (including 21 essential thrombocythemia [ET], 21 polycythemia vera [PV], 7 primary myelofibrosis, and(More)
BACKGROUND The deregulation of several transcription factors contribute to the aggressive course of mantle cell lymphoma. This study focuses on survival signals emanating from the tumor environment and involving the signal transducer and activator of transcription (STAT) 3 through cytokines or antigen recognition. DESIGN AND METHODS Primary mantle cell(More)
Activating mutations in signaling molecules, such as JAK2-V617F, have been associated with myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs). Mice lacking the inhibitory adaptor protein Lnk display deregulation of thrombopoietin/thrombopoietin receptor signaling pathways and exhibit similar myeloproliferative characteristics to those found in MPN patients, suggesting a(More)
BACKGROUND Multiple myeloma is characterized by the accumulation of tumor plasma cells in the bone marrow. Despite therapeutic improvements brought by proteasome inhibitors such as bortezomib, myeloma remains an incurable disease. In a variety of human cancers, human immunodeficiency virus protease inhibitors (e.g. nelfinavir) effectively inhibit tumor(More)
Human polymorphonuclear neutrophilic leukocytes (PMNs) contain large amounts of neutral proteases that can degrade elastin, collagen, proteoglycan, and basement membrane. The instillation of one of the purified enzymes (elastase) into dog lungs in vivo causes degradation of elastic fibers and other alveolar septal components and results in anatomic changes(More)
Mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) is an individualized entity that is well characterized at the molecular level and considered to be a disease of elderly patients. However, about half of patients are less than 65 years of age and may benefit from intensive therapies. Although MCL has been considered during the last three decades as an incurable disease with(More)
The risk of developing premature ovarian failure and azoospermia is a major concern in long-term survivors treated for Hodgkin's lymphoma. Alkylating chemotherapy containing procarbazine and/or cyclophosphamide causes prolonged azoospermia in 90-100% of men and premature ovarian failure in 5-25% of women under the age of 30. The risk of infertility(More)
Desmosine is a cross-link amino acid unique to elastin. Previous work has shown that during turnover in the body, desmosine is not reused, and that desmosine is not absorbed from the intestine. Instead, all desmosine released in the course of elastin metabolism is excreted in the urine attached to low molecular weight peptides. Therefore, measurement of(More)