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See detailCell-surface MMP-9 regulates the invasive capacity of leukemia blast cells with monocytic features.
Paupert, Jenny ULg; Mansat-De Mas, Veronique; Demur, Cecile et al

in Cell cycle (Georgetown, Tex.) (2008), 7(8), 1047-53

The metalloprotease 9 (MMP-9), a known mediator of tumour invasion, is secreted as a 92 kDa pro-form but a non-secreted variant of 85 Kda has been described. The importance of this variant pro-form in ... [more ▼]

The metalloprotease 9 (MMP-9), a known mediator of tumour invasion, is secreted as a 92 kDa pro-form but a non-secreted variant of 85 Kda has been described. The importance of this variant pro-form in tumor progression remains poorly defined. We previously showed that the DNA repair protein Ku interacts at the cell surface of leukaemia cell lines with the 85 Kda pro-form of MMP-9 and these Ku/MMP-9 complexes regulates cell invasion, highlighting their importance in haematological malignancies. We demonstrate here that all samples of acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) blasts purified from bone marrow of 16 affected patients express the 85 Kda form of MMP-9. However, only AML that display monocytic lineage markers (AML4/5) express this form at the cell surface with co-expression of the membrane associated form of Ku. Blocking antibodies directed against Ku or MMP-9 specifically inhibited cell invasion of those expressing Ku/MMP-9 on the cell surface. The membrane form of Ku might represent an important factor in the exposition to the cell surface of this specific MMP-9 pro-form in AML with monocytic features. These results might have important functional significance in the occurrence of extra-medullar infiltrates of leukaemia cells that occurs frequently during the onset of monocyte-related AML sub-types. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Cellobiose Sensor CebR is the Gatekeeper of Streptomyces scabies Pathogenicity
Francis, Isolde; Jourdan, Samuel ULg; Fanara, Steven ULg et al

in MBio (2015)

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See detailThe cellobiose-sensor CebR is the gatekeeper of Streptomyces scabies pathogenicity
Jourdan, Samuel ULg; Francis, Isolde; Loria, Rosemary et al

Poster (2014, October)

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See detailCellular and molecular aspects of the neuroendocrine-immune dialogue in T-cell differentiation
Geenen, Vincent ULg; Robert, Françoise; Martens, Henri ULg et al

in Müller, Eugenio E.; MacLeod, Robert (Eds.) Neuroendocrine Perspectives, Volume 8 (1990)

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See detailCellular and molecular aspects of thymic T-cell education to neuroendocrine self principles: implications in autoimmunity
Geenen, Vincent ULg; Martens, Henri ULg; Kecha, Ouafae et al

in Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences (1998), 840

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See detailCellular and molecular aspects of thymic T-cell education to neurohypophysial peptides
Geenen, Vincent ULg; Martens, Henri ULg; Vandersmissen, Eric et al

in Excerpta Medica (1995), 1098

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See detailCellular and molecular aspects of thymic T-cell education to neurohypophysial peptides
Geenen, Vincent ULg; Vandersmissen, Eric; Martens, Henri ULg et al

in Yoshida, Sho; Saito, Toshikazu; Kurokawa, Kiyoshi (Eds.) Neurohypophysis - Recent Progress of Vasopressin and Oxytocin Research (1995)

Our studies have shown that oxytocin (OT) is the dominant peptide of the neurohypophysial (NHP) family that is expressed by thymic epithelial/nurse cells (TEC/TNC). Both in specific RIA and ICC analyses ... [more ▼]

Our studies have shown that oxytocin (OT) is the dominant peptide of the neurohypophysial (NHP) family that is expressed by thymic epithelial/nurse cells (TEC/TNC). Both in specific RIA and ICC analyses, vasopressin (VP) immunoreactivity is considerably lower in TEC. OT is not secreted by TEC/TNC, but it is presented as the self antigen of the NHP family to developing pre-T cells. The process of T-cell education in recognizing the NHP family involves an active cooperation between this neuroendocrine gene/protein family and the immunoglobulin family. This cooperation is illustrated by the identification in plasma membranes of human TEC of a 55-kDa protein bearing a neurophysin (10 kDa), as well as a MHC class I heavy chain-related domain (45 kDa). Since both OT and VP genes are transcribed in the thymus, the site of this cooperation should be located at posttranscriptional level. From these data, it appears that thymic T-cell education to the NHP family involves specific pathways which are not strictly superimposible to those dlineated using peripheral dedicated APC. Although MHC class I pathways are needed, it appears that thymic T-cell education to NHP self is not restricted in an allelic fashion. This offers significant advantages for the selection of the human T-cell repertoire. Furthermore, the absence of a tight MHC allelic restriction in the process of T-cell education to neuroendocrine self opens novel perpectives for the prevention of autoimmune endocrine disorders such as insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. [less ▲]

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See detailCellular and molecular evidence for an evolutionary continuum of neuroendocrine-immune interactions
Geenen, Vincent ULg

Conference given outside the academic context (1994)

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See detailCellular and molecular mechanisms involved in thymic T-cell education to neuroendocrine self principles
Geenen, Vincent ULg; Benhida, Abdellah; Kecha, Ouafae et al

in International Journal of Thymology (1996), 4

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See detailCellular and nervous environment of mouse mesenteric lymph node germinal centres
Wenders, Frédéric ULg; Dorban, G.; Piret, Joëlle ULg et al

Conference (2005, April)

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See detailCellular Aspects of the Pathogenesis of Radiation--Induced Thymic Lymphomas in C57 Bl Mice (Review)
Boniver, Jacques ULg; Humblet, Chantal ULg; Rongy, A. M. et al

in In Vivo (Athens, Greece) (1990), 4(1, Jan-Feb), 41-3

Radiation-induced thymic lymphomas in C57Bl/Ka mice are interesting models for studying the successive steps of carcinogenesis. Irradiation initiates "preleukemic" cells, which are promoted to become ... [more ▼]

Radiation-induced thymic lymphomas in C57Bl/Ka mice are interesting models for studying the successive steps of carcinogenesis. Irradiation initiates "preleukemic" cells, which are promoted to become neoplastic. Studies in mice in which lymphoma development is inhibited by a bone marrow transplantation after irradiation suggest that radiation--induced alterations to the T cell lineage, and particularly to thymic microenvironment, are critical for the promotion of preleukemic cells. It is proposed that the lack of physiological differentiation signals within the thymus, as a result of irradiation, allows these cells to escape the normal controls of thymocyte production and pushes them towards neoplastic transformation. A disturbance in the production of cytokines may be involved, since exogenous cytokines, such as Interferon gamma or Tumor Necrosis Factor a, can inhibit radiation-induced lymphomagenesis, reproducing the effects of bone marrow transplantation. The model is thus suitable for studying the mechanisms of carcinogenesis and designing biological manipulation devoted to cancer prevention in individuals who have been exposed to oncogenic agents. [less ▲]

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See detailCellular composition of bronchial brushings obtained from dogs with experimental chronic bronchitis
Bolognin, M.; Tual, Charlotte ULg; Day, M. J. et al

in 18th ECVIM Meeting - Gent - Belgique - 2-5 septembre 2008 (2008, September 02)

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See detailCellular distribution of NSP in normal pituitary and in pituitary adenomas. Comparison with pituitary hormone expression.
Dukers, N.; Senden, N.; Timmer, E. et al

in 4th Euregional oncology meeting - abstract book (1997)

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See detailCellular engineering of Bacillus subtilis to enhance the biosynthesis of highly active anti fungal lipopeptides
Guy, J.; Guez, Jean-Sébastien; Coucheny, F. et al

Poster (2010)

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