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The biologic hallmark of polycythemia vera (PV) is the formation of endogenous erythroid colonies (EECs) with an erythropoietin-independent differentiation. Recently, it has been shown that an activating mutation of JAK2 (V617F) was at the origin of PV. In this work, we studied whether the STAT5/Bcl-xL pathway could be responsible for EEC formation. A(More)
RUNX1 encodes a DNA-binding α subunit of the core-binding factor, a heterodimeric transcription factor. RUNX1 is a master regulatory gene in hematopoiesis and its disruption is one of the most common aberrations in acute leukemia. Inactivating or dominant-negative mutations in the RUNX1 gene have been also identified in pedigrees of familial platelet(More)
The cytotoxic activity of the farnesyltranseferase inhibitor R115777 was evaluated in cell lines representative of mantle cell lymphoma (MCL). Cell growth, proliferation, and apoptosis were analyzed in four human MCL cell lines (Granta, NCEB, REC, and UPN1) in presence of R115777, alone or in combination with vincristin, doxorubicin, bortezomib, cisplatin(More)
Mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) is one of the most frequent of the newly recognized non-Hodgkin's lymphomas. The major problem of MCL therapy is the occurrence of relapse and subsequent resistance to chemotherapy and immunotherapy in virtually all cases. Here, we show that one injection of anti-human transferrin receptor (TfR) monoclonal antibody A24 totally(More)
In mantle cell lymphoma (MCL), one allele of the cyclin D1 (Ccnd1) gene is translocated from its normal localization on chromosome 11 to chromosome 14. This is considered as the crucial event in the transformation process of a normal naive B-cell; however, the actual molecular mechanism leading to Ccnd1 activation remains to be deciphered. Using a(More)
The Kell blood-group antigen was originally reported to be a protein expressed in erythroid tissue only. Transcriptional analysis of the KEL promoter activity in human erythroleukaemia K562 and epithelial HeLa cells by electrophoretic mobility-shift and supershift assays, chloramphenicol acetyltransferase assays, co-transfection studies and site-directed(More)
The characterization of the mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) entity had a major impact on patient management and has played a profound role in improving therapy. Although the prognosis is improving in MCL, there is no definitive proof that the therapies currently available will lead to cure. Few randomized studies have been conducted in MCL patients. In young(More)
BACKGROUND Expression of DNA-repair proteins and activated mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) may differ according to smoking status. The authors investigated whether p38 MAPK activity contributed to the viability of cisplatin in lung cancer cell lines from never or light smokers and to ERCC1 mRNA expression. METHODS Activated p38 MAPK was tested(More)
Previous studies performed on the glycophorin B (GPB) expression demonstrated that this gene is expressed in erythroid cells only and that the ubiquitous factor Ku70 is involved in the process. Here, we investigated the contribution of the -70 E-box sequence toward the GPB promoter expression. We found that the E-box bound two factors, the USF1/USF2 protein(More)
Glycophorin B (GPB) is an abundant cell surface glycoprotein which is only expressed in human erythroid cells. Previous functional analysis demonstrated that the repression of the GPB promoter is determined by the binding of a ubiquitous factor which recognizes a GATA motif centered at position -75. In erythroid cells this ubiquitous factor is displaced by(More)