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See detailFATAL ALVEOLAR ECHINOCOCCOSIS OF THE LUMBAR SPINE
KEUTGENS, Aurore ULg; SIMONI, Paolo ULg; DETREMBLEUR, Nancy ULg et al

in Journal of Clinical Microbiology (2013), 51(2), 688-91

For the last ten years, the southern part of Belgium has been recognized as a low-risk endemic area for alveolar echinococcosis. This infection, caused by Echinococcus multilocularis, usually induces a ... [more ▼]

For the last ten years, the southern part of Belgium has been recognized as a low-risk endemic area for alveolar echinococcosis. This infection, caused by Echinococcus multilocularis, usually induces a severe liver condition, and can sometimes spread to other organs. However, alveolar echinococcosis involving bones has been described only very rarely. Here, a fatal case of spondylodiscitis due to E. multilocularis contracted in southern Belgium is reported. [less ▲]

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See detailMaladie hémolytique néonatale modérée
KEUTGENS, Aurore ULg; MONFORT, Mélanie ULg; WAGEMANS, Danielle et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2012), 67(7-8), 403-406

A Caucasian woman, with a A+ CCD.ee K neg erythrocyte phenotype and no history of blood transfusion, delivered a first child who developed mild anemia. The direct antiglobulin test performed on the ... [more ▼]

A Caucasian woman, with a A+ CCD.ee K neg erythrocyte phenotype and no history of blood transfusion, delivered a first child who developed mild anemia. The direct antiglobulin test performed on the newborn red blood cells belonging to the A+ CCD.ee K neg group, was strongly positive for IgG. During the pregnancy and after the delivery, the woman had a negative irregular antibody screening test, using standard red blood cells. However, at birth, using a collection of thawed red blood cells with rare phenotypes (private antigens), the lab showed an antibody anti-Wra in the maternal serum. The activity of the maternal antibody, with a titer of 16, was completely inhibited by dithiothreitol, indicating the nature IgM of the circulating antibody. The presence of the antigen Wra on the surface of the newborn and its biological father red blood cells was confirmed. The concentration of IgG anti-Wra on baby erythrocytes was demonstrated by the presence of the antibody anti-Wra in the eluate. This case illustrates the difficulties to detect antibodies against private antigens on baby erythrocytes, responsible of hemolytic diseases of newborn. Indeed, standard red blood cell panels used for irregular antibodies screening test do not express generally those private antigens. [less ▲]

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See detailAnalyse automatisée des liquides de ponction et des liquides céphalorachidiens: Evaluation du Sysmex XE-5000
HO, Thi Thanh Giang ULg; KEUTGENS, Aurore ULg; HUWART, Aline ULg et al

in Immuno-Analyse & Biologie Spécialisée [=IBS] (2011), 26

Le mode d’analyse des liquides de ponction du Sysmex XE-5000 a été évalué sur 159 liquides de ponction, dont 60 liquides céphalorachidiens. La numération érythrocytaire et leucocytaire a été comparée aux ... [more ▼]

Le mode d’analyse des liquides de ponction du Sysmex XE-5000 a été évalué sur 159 liquides de ponction, dont 60 liquides céphalorachidiens. La numération érythrocytaire et leucocytaire a été comparée aux comptages réalisés en microscopie en chambre de Fuchs-Rosenthal. La différentiation des cellules monucléées et polynucléées par le XE-5000 a été comparée à la formule manuelle obtenue sur lames de cytocentrifugation. Une bonne corrélation a été obtenue entre le XE-5000 et la technique manuelle avec des coefficients de corrélation supérieurs à 0,8 pour la numération des érythrocytes et des leucocytes ainsi que pour la différenciation leucocytaire pour la plupart des liquides de ponction. La limite de sensibilité fonctionnelle (c’est-à-dire une précision intra-série supérieure à 20 %) a été atteinte pour des numérations érythrocytaires inférieures à 400/ L et leucocytaires inférieures à 30/ L. La contamination inter-échantillons est négligeable et la linéarité est satisfaisante jusqu’à 400 érythrocytes/ L et 30 leucocytes/ L. Ces résultats montrent que l’analyse automatisée des liquides de ponction par le XE-5000 est une alternative acceptable à la technique microscopique de référence aussi bien pour la numération érythrocytaire et leucocytaire que pour la différenciation des cellules polymorphonucléées et mononucléées pour la majorité des liquides de ponction y compris les liquides céphalorachidiens. The body fluid mode on the Sysmex XE-5000 automated hematology analyzer was evaluated on 99 body fluids and 60 cerebrospinal fluids. Erythrocyte and leukocyte numeration was compared to microscopic counts on Fuchs-Rosenthal chambers. Differentiation of mononuclear (MN) and polymorphonuclear (PMN) cells on the XE-5000 was compared to manual differential on cytospin slides. A good agreement was found between the XE-5000 and the manual method with correlation coefficients more than 0.8 for erythrocyte counts, leukocyte counts and leukocyte differentiation in most types of body fluids. The functional sensitivity limit (i.e., within run precision more than 20%) was reached for red blood cell counts more than 400/ L and white blood cell counts more than 30/ L. Carry over was negligible and linearity was adequate for as low as 400 erythrocytes/ L and 30 leucocytes/ L. Our results demonstrate that the automated body fluid analysis on the XE-5000 is an acceptable alternative to the microscopic reference method for erythrocyte and leukocyte numeration as well as MN and PMN differential for most body fluids including cerebrospinal fluids. [less ▲]

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See detailBlood, urine, and hair kinetic analysis following an acute lead intoxication
Ho, Thi Thanh Giang ULg; KEUTGENS, Aurore ULg; SCHOOFS, Roland et al

in Journal of Analytical Toxicology (2011), 35(1), 60-64

A case of lead exposure resulting from the accidental ingestion of a lead-containing solution is reported. Because of clinical management rapidly performed through chelation therapy by 2,3 ... [more ▼]

A case of lead exposure resulting from the accidental ingestion of a lead-containing solution is reported. Because of clinical management rapidly performed through chelation therapy by 2,3-dimercaptopropane sulfonate sodium and meso-2,3-dimercaptosuccinic acid, blood lead levels of this 51-year-old patient were moderate (412.9 μg/L) and no clinical symptoms were observed. Numerous blood and urine samples were collected for kinetic analysis of lead elimination. However, we report the first case in which hair samples were analyzed to determine the excretion level of lead after acute intoxication. [less ▲]

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See detailAnalytical validation of the Liaison hGH assay (DiaSorin)
Keutgens, Aurore ULg; Ho, Thi Thanh Giang ULg; Cavalier, Etienne ULg

in European NeuroEndocrine Association (2010, September)

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See detailThe repressing function of the oncoprotein BCL-3 requires CtBP while its polyubiquitination and degradation involve the E3 ligase TBLR1
Keutgens, Aurore ULg; Shostak, Kateryna ULg; Close, Pierre ULg et al

in Molecular & Cellular Biology (2010), 30

The nuclear and oncogenic BCL-3 protein activates or represses gene transcription when bound to NF-kB proteins p50 and p52, yet the molecules that specifically interact with BCL-3 and drive BCL-3-mediated ... [more ▼]

The nuclear and oncogenic BCL-3 protein activates or represses gene transcription when bound to NF-kB proteins p50 and p52, yet the molecules that specifically interact with BCL-3 and drive BCL-3-mediated effects on gene expression remain largely uncharacterized. Moreover, GSK3-mediated phosphorylation of BCL-3 triggers its degradation through the proteasome, but the proteins involved in this degradative pathway are poorly characterized. Biochemical purification of interacting partners of BCL-3 led to the identification of CtBP as a molecule required for the ability of BCL-3 to repress gene transcription. CtBP is also required for the oncogenic potential of BCL-3 and for its ability to inhibit UV-mediated cell apoptosis in keratinocytes. We also defined the E3 ligase TBLR1 as a protein involved in BCL-3 degradation through a GSK3-independent pathway. Thus, our data demonstrate that the LSD1/CtBP complex is required for the repressing abilities of an oncogenic IkB protein, and they establish a functional link between the E3 ligase TBLR1 and NF-kB. [less ▲]

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See detailBCL-3 degradation involves its polyubiquitination through a FBW7-independent pathway and its binding to the proteasome subunit PSMB1.
Keutgens, Aurore ULg; Zhang-Shao, Xin ULg; Shostak, Kateryna ULg et al

in Journal of Biological Chemistry (2010), 285(33), 2583125840

The oncogenic protein BCL-3 activates or represses gene transcription through binding with the NF-kappaB proteins p50 and p52 and is degraded through a phospho- and GSK3-dependent pathway. However, the ... [more ▼]

The oncogenic protein BCL-3 activates or represses gene transcription through binding with the NF-kappaB proteins p50 and p52 and is degraded through a phospho- and GSK3-dependent pathway. However, the mechanisms underlying its degradation remain poorly understood. Yeast-two-hybrid analysis led to the identification of the proteasome subunit PSMB1 as a BCL-3-associated protein. The binding of BCL-3 to PSMB1 is required for its degradation through the proteasome. Indeed, PSMB1-depleted cells are defective in degrading polyubiquitinated BCL-3. The N-terminal part of BCL-3 includes lysines 13 and 26 required for the K48-linked polyubiquitination of BCL-3. Moreover, the E3 ligase FBW7 known to polyubiquitinate a variety of substrates phosphorylated by GSK3 is dispensable for BCL-3 degradation. Thus, our data defined an unique motif of BCL-3 that is needed for its recruitment to the proteasome and identified PSMB1 as a key protein required for the proteasome-mediated degradation of a nuclear and oncogenic IkappaB protein. [less ▲]

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See detailCorrélation aldostérone et parathormone en cas d'hyperparathyroïdie primaire vs secondaire?
Ho, Thi Thanh Giang ULg; Keutgens, Aurore ULg; Chapelle, Jean-Paul ULg et al

in Annales de Biologie Clinique (2010), 68(6), 703-4

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See detailMatrix Metalloproteinase-9 gene induction by a truncated oncogenic NF-κB2 protein involves the recruitment of MLL1 and MLL2 H3K4 histone methyltransferase complexes.
Robert, Isabelle ULg; Aussems, Marie ULg; Keutgens, Aurore ULg et al

in Oncogene (2009), 28(13), 1626-1638

Constitutive nuclear factor (NF)-kappaB activation in haematological malignancies is caused in several cases by loss of function mutations within the coding sequence of NF-kappaB inhibitory molecules such ... [more ▼]

Constitutive nuclear factor (NF)-kappaB activation in haematological malignancies is caused in several cases by loss of function mutations within the coding sequence of NF-kappaB inhibitory molecules such as IkappaBalpha or p100. Hut-78, a truncated form of p100, constitutively generates p52 and contributes to the development of T-cell lymphomas but the molecular mechanism underlying this oncogenic potential remains unclear. We show here that MMP9 gene expression is induced through the alternative NF-kappaB-activating pathway in fibroblasts and also on Hut-78 or p52 overexpression in fibroblasts as well as in lymphoma cells. p52 is critical for Hut-78-mediated MMP9 gene induction as a Hut-78 mutant as well as other truncated NF-kappaB2 proteins that are not processed into p52 failed to induce the expression of this metalloproteinase. Conversely, MMP9 gene expression is impaired in p52-depleted HUT-78 cells. Interestingly, MLL1 and MLL2 H3K4 methyltransferase complexes are tethered by p52 on the MMP9 but not on the IkappaBalpha promoter, and the H3K4 trimethyltransferase activity recruited on the MMP9 promoter is impaired in p52-depleted HUT-78 cells. Moreover, MLL1 and MLL2 are associated with Hut-78 in a native chromatin-enriched extract. Thus, we identified a molecular mechanism by which the recruitment of a H3K4 histone methyltransferase complex on the promoter of a NF-kappaB-dependent gene induces its expression and potentially the invasive potential of lymphoma cells harbouring constitutive activity of the alternative NF-kappaB-activating pathway. [less ▲]

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See detailDeregulated NF-kappa B activity in haematological malignancies
Keutgens, Aurore ULg; Robert, Isabelle ULg; Viatour, Patrick ULg et al

in Biochemical Pharmacology (2006), 72(9), 1069-1080

The NF-kappa B family of transcription factors plays key roles in the control of cell proliferation and apoptosis. Constitutive NF-kappa B activation is a common feature for most haematological ... [more ▼]

The NF-kappa B family of transcription factors plays key roles in the control of cell proliferation and apoptosis. Constitutive NF-kappa B activation is a common feature for most haematological malignancies and is therefore believed to be a crucial event for enhanced proliferation and survival of these malignant cells. In this review, we will describe the molecular mechanisms underlying NF-kappa B deregulation in haematological malignancies and will highlight what is still unclear in this field, 20 years after the discovery of this transcription factor. (c) 2006 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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