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See detailPeripheral T-cell lymphoma with t(6;14)(p25;q11.2) translocation presenting with massive splenomegaly.
SOMJA, Joan ULg; Bisig, B.; de Leval, L. et al

in Virchows Archiv : An International Journal of Pathology (2014)

Recurrent chromosomal translocations associated to peripheral T-cell lymphomas (PTCL) are rare. Here, we report a case of PTCL, not otherwise specified (NOS) with the karyotype 46,Y,add(X)(p22),t(6;14 ... [more ▼]

Recurrent chromosomal translocations associated to peripheral T-cell lymphomas (PTCL) are rare. Here, we report a case of PTCL, not otherwise specified (NOS) with the karyotype 46,Y,add(X)(p22),t(6;14)(p25;q11) and FISH-proved breakpoints in the IRF4 and TCRAD loci, leading to juxtaposition of both genes. A 64-year-old male patient presented with mild cytopenias and massive splenomegaly. Splenectomy showed diffuse red pulp involvement by a pleomorphic medium- to large-cell T-cell lymphoma with a CD2+ CD3+ CD5− CD7− CD4+ CD8+/− CD30− TCRbeta-F1+ immunophenotype, an activated cytotoxic profile, and strong MUM1 expression. The clinical course was marked by disease progression in the bone marrow under treatment and death at 4 months. In contrast with two t(6;14)(p25;q11.2)-positive lymphomas previously reported to be cytotoxic PTCL, NOS with bone marrow and skin involvement, this case was manifested by massive splenomegaly, expanding the clinical spectrum of PTCLs harboring t(6;14)(p25;q11.2) and supporting consideration of this translocation as a marker of biological aggressiveness. [less ▲]

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See detailThe role of COX-2 in rectal cancer treated with preoperative radiotherapy
Bouzourene, H.; Pu, Yan; Sandmeier, Dominique et al

in Virchows Archiv : An International Journal of Pathology (2008), 452(5), 499-505

Radiotherapy is one of the principal modalities of rectal cancer treatment, and the ability to predict radio resistance could potentially improve survival through a targeted treatment approach ... [more ▼]

Radiotherapy is one of the principal modalities of rectal cancer treatment, and the ability to predict radio resistance could potentially improve survival through a targeted treatment approach. Cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) may protect against damage by irradiation that would justify the use of COX-2 inhibitors. The purpose of this study was to investigate the potential role of COX-2 in tumor response and outcome of patients with rectal cancer treated preoperatively with radiotherapy. Using immunohistochemistry, we examined COX-2 expression in 88 surgical specimens of rectal cancer treated preoperatively and in 26 pretherapeutic biopsies. We tested whether COX-2 expression was correlated with clinico-pathologic parameters and with survival and local recurrence. COX-2 was expressed in 50% of the pretherapeutic tumor biopsies and in 88.6% of post-irradiated surgical samples. COX-2 expression was correlated only with enhanced tumor inflammation (p=0.03) and with tumor volume exceeding 30 cc (p=0.05). COX-2 was not significantly correlated with patient survival, but none of the patients with COX-2 negative tumors did recur locally, whereas 80% of patients with local recurrences have COX-2 positive tumors. We conclude that COX-2 expression is overexpressed in the majority of rectal cancers treated with radiotherapy and likely plays a role in local relapse. [less ▲]

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See detailInvestigation of human papillomavirus (HPV) in breast cancer among women from Tunisia
Trimeche, Mounir; Hachana, Mohamed Ridha ULg; Ziadi, Sonia et al

in Virchows Archiv : An International Journal of Pathology (2007)

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See detailDNA promoter hypermethylation of BLU gene in invasive breast ductal carcinoma in Tunisia
Hachana, Mohamed Ridha ULg; Trimeche, Mounir; Amara, Khaled et al

in Virchows Archiv : An International Journal of Pathology (2007)

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See detailInvestigation of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) prevalence in thyroid carcinomas in Tunisia
Trimeche, Mounir; Ziadi, Sonia; Hachana, Mohamed Ridha ULg et al

in Virchows Archiv : An International Journal of Pathology (2007)

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See detailCD10 expression by fusiform stromal cells in nasopharyngeal carcinoma correlates with tumor progression
Braham, Hend; Trimeche, Mounir; Ziadi, Sonia et al

in Virchows Archiv : An International Journal of Pathology (2006), 449(2), 220-224

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See detailGastric collision between a papillotubular adenocarcinoma and a gastrinoma in a patient with Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.
De Leval, Laurence ULg; Hardy, Noelle; Deprez, Manuel ULg et al

in Virchows Archiv : An International Journal of Pathology (2002), 441(5), 462-5

We report a unique case of a gastric collision tumor composed of an intramural gastrin-secreting tumor and a papillotubular adenocarcinoma of the intestinal type discovered at autopsy in a patient with ... [more ▼]

We report a unique case of a gastric collision tumor composed of an intramural gastrin-secreting tumor and a papillotubular adenocarcinoma of the intestinal type discovered at autopsy in a patient with Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. There was extensive metastatic dissemination of the neuroendocrine component to regional lymph nodes and to the liver. The unusual macroscopical, histological, and immunohistochemical features of this case and its specific clinical setting are discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailOrganotypic Culture of HPV-Transformed Keratinocytes: A Model for Testing Lymphocyte Infiltration of (Pre)Neoplastic Lesions of the Uterine Cervix
Jacobs, Nathalie ULg; Moutschen, Michel P; Franzen-Detrooz, E. et al

in Virchows Archiv : An International Journal of Pathology (1998), 432(4), 323-30

The aim of our study was to establish the relevance of an in vitro model for analysing the ability of human lymphocytes to infiltrate human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated (pre)neoplastic lesions of the ... [more ▼]

The aim of our study was to establish the relevance of an in vitro model for analysing the ability of human lymphocytes to infiltrate human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated (pre)neoplastic lesions of the uterine cervix. To mimic these lesions, we have used the organotypic raft culture of HPV-transformed keratinocytes (SiHa). The SiHa organotypic raft culture was co-cultured with resting or prestimulated (IL-2 or IL-2+anti-CD3 mAb) allogeneic peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) for 24 and 72 h. The majority of infiltrating cells were T lymphocytes. Occasional NK cells were also identified. The stimulation with IL-2+anti-CD3 mAb induced the highest number of infiltrating cells, with the maximum lymphocyte infiltration observed after 24 h of co-culture. The lymphocyte infiltration was associated with an increased number of apoptotic cells in the organotypic cultures. The ability of PBMC and purified T cell and NK cell populations to lyse HPV-transformed keratinocytes was also investigated on monolayer cultures. As expected in an allogenic model, the highest cytotoxicity was mediated by NK cells activated by IL-2 or IL-2+anti-CD3 mAb. The cytotoxic activity of T cells was weak but, interestingly, increased in the presence of phytohaemagglutinin A (PHA), assuming that T cells were able to kill HPV-infected keratinocytes when a bridge between T cells and keratinocytes was provided. In conclusion, the organotypic culture of HPV-transformed keratinocytes may provide an effective in vitro model for investigating novel T cell-based immunotherapy protocols for the treatment of HPV-associated lesions. [less ▲]

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See detailHair follicle involvement in herpes zoster
Nikkels, Arjen ULg; Pierard, Gérald ULg

in Virchows Archiv : An International Journal of Pathology (1997), 430

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See detailFactor Xiiia-Positive Dendrocytes and Proliferative Activity of Cutaneous Cancers
Pierard-Franchimont, Claudine ULg; Arrese Estrada, Jorge ULg; Nikkels, Arjen ULg et al

in Virchows Archiv : An International Journal of Pathology (1996), 429(1), 43-48

Factor XIIIa-positive dendrocytes present at the periphery and inside epithelial neoplasms are an heterogeneous group of cells. They are subsets of mesenchymal cells, cancer-associated macrophages and ... [more ▼]

Factor XIIIa-positive dendrocytes present at the periphery and inside epithelial neoplasms are an heterogeneous group of cells. They are subsets of mesenchymal cells, cancer-associated macrophages and antigen-presenting cells. Factor XIIIa, other tissue transglutaminases, alpha 2-macroglobulin and tumour necrosis factor-alpha represent a complex network of mediators influencing tumour progression in the skin. In the present study we searched for the presence of dendrocytes and alpha 2-macroglobulin deposits inside and in the vicinity of cutaneous carcinomas (90 basal cell carcinomas and 46 squamous cell carcinomas) and malignant melanomas (69 primary and 28 metastatic tumours). We also studied the proliferation of the same neoplasms by Ki-67 immunohistochemistry. Dendrocytes were numerous, abutting on and infiltrating most basal cell carcinomas and thin malignant melanomas. In contrast, they were present in only low numbers or even absent in thick primary malignant melanomas and in their metastases. They appeared unmodified around squamous cell carcinomas compared with the surrounding skin. Extracellular deposits of alpha 2-macroglobulin were often found in locations where dermal dendrocytes were numerous. No correlation was found between the Ki-67 indices of carcinomas and the density of peritumoral dendrocytes. In contrast, negative relationships were found between the Ki-67 indices and the number of dendrocytes present inside basal cell carcinomas and thin malignant melanomas. This study has yielded circumstantial evidence to link the density of factor XIIIa-positive dendritic cells and a low proliferative rate of neoplastic cells in basal cell carcinomas and malignant melanomas. [less ▲]

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See detailMT-MMP Expression and localisation in human lung and breast cancers
Polette, M.; Nawrocki-Raby, B.; Gilles, Christine ULg et al

in Virchows Archiv : An International Journal of Pathology (1996), 428(1), 29-35

Thirteen primary pulmonary squamous cell carcinomas, 4 specimens of normal lung from around tumours, 4 benign proliferations of the mammary gland and 16 breast carcinomas were analysed by in situ ... [more ▼]

Thirteen primary pulmonary squamous cell carcinomas, 4 specimens of normal lung from around tumours, 4 benign proliferations of the mammary gland and 16 breast carcinomas were analysed by in situ hybridisation. Northern blot and immunohistochemistry for the expression of a recently described metalloproteinase (MMP), the MT-MMP (membrane-type matrix metalloproteinase). This MT-MMP can activate gelatinase A, involved in the degradation of basement membranes. In situ hybridisation revealed MT-MMP transcripts distributed in both tumour and stromal cells in squamous cell lung cancers, whereas these mRNAs were principally detected in stromal cells in close contact to tumour clusters in breast carcinomas and in lung adenocarcinomas. Northern blot analysis showed a parallel expression of MT-MMP and gelatinase A transcripts in both lung and breast cancers. Immunohistochemistry displayed a more extensive distribution of MT-MMP in pulmonary and mammary carcinomas with numerous labelled preinvasive and infiltrating cancer cells and stromal cells near the tumour cells. The large degree of expression of MT-MMP in these cancers indicates a potential role of this enzyme in tumour progression. The finding of MT-MMP transcripts in stromal cells in the vicinity of lung and breast tumour cells emphasises the cooperation between these cells and cancer cells for the expression of MT-MMP and in tumour invasion in vivo. [less ▲]

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See detailInverse Modulation of Intraepithelial Langerhans' Cells and Stromal Macrophage/Dendrocyte Populations in Human Papillomavirus-Associated Squamous Intraepithelial Lesions of the Cervix
Al-Saleh, Walid; Delvenne, Philippe ULg; Arrese Estrada, Jorge ULg et al

in Virchows Archiv : An International Journal of Pathology (1995), 427(1), 41-8

Ninety-four cervical biopsies from normal tissue to high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (SILs) were examined for the presence of intraepithelial Langerhans' cells and subpopulations of stromal ... [more ▼]

Ninety-four cervical biopsies from normal tissue to high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (SILs) were examined for the presence of intraepithelial Langerhans' cells and subpopulations of stromal macrophages/dendrocytes by immunohistochemistry using anti-S100, -L1, -CD68 and -factor XIIIa antibodies. Human papillomavirus (HPV) detection was performed in all cases by using first a mixture of DNA probes for 14 HPV types commonly found in anogenital biopsies at low stringency conditions (Tm -40 degrees C) and by reanalyzing the tissues at high stringency (Tm -10 degrees C) with HPV 6/11, 16/18 and 31/33/35 biotinylated probe cocktails and individual digoxigenin-labelled probes. SILs and metaplastic tissues were significantly associated with a depletion of S100-positive intraepithelial Langerhans' cells when compared with normal epithelium. In contrast, there was a significant increase in L1-positive stromal macrophages in SIL biopsies compared with normal or metaplastic cervix. A significantly higher density of CD68-positive macrophages was also observed in high-grade SILs compared with normal or metaplastic biopsies and with low-grade SILs. The density of factor XIIIa-positive dendrocytes was found to be higher in SILs compared with metaplastic tissues and in high-grade SILs when compared with normal cervical biopsies. No specific relationship was found between the densities of these cells and the HPV type detected in SILs separated into low grade and high grade. The significance of this inverse modulation of intraepithelial Langerhans' cells and stromal macrophages/dendrocytes in normal and SIL biopsies is discussed in relation to HPV infection and malignant transformation. [less ▲]

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See detailGelatinase A expression and localization in human breast cancers. An in situ hybridization study and immunohistochemical detection using confocal microscopy.
Polette, M.; Gilbert, N.; Stas, I. et al

in Virchows Archiv : An International Journal of Pathology (1994), 424

The gelatinase A (72 kDa type IV collagenase) is a matrix metallo-proteinase which degrades basement membrane collagens. Various studies emphasize its role in stromal invasion of cancers, but there is ... [more ▼]

The gelatinase A (72 kDa type IV collagenase) is a matrix metallo-proteinase which degrades basement membrane collagens. Various studies emphasize its role in stromal invasion of cancers, but there is some controversy about its origin. Gelatinase A was localized by immunohistochemistry using confocal microscopy in 15 human mammary carcinomas. In addition, the cells responsible for the synthesis of this enzyme were detected by in situ hybridization. Most invasive and non-invasive tumour cells were labelled by immunohistochemistry. Of particular interest was the pattern observed in some pre-invasive areas. Gelatinase A was found in fibroblasts in close contact with pre-invasive tumour clusters. Confocal observation allowed a more precise localization of gelatinase A to the periphery of tumour clusters along the basement membranes and in peritumour fibroblasts. The malignant epithelial cells were negative by immunohistochemistry in these areas. By in situ hybridization, mRNAs encoding gelatinase A were detected only in fibroblasts in close contact with pre-invasive and well differentiated tumour clusters. These findings support the hypothesis that peritumour fibroblasts produce gelatinase A and that breast cancer cells may bind this enzyme to their cell surface and/or internalize it. [less ▲]

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