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See detailEvaluation of Z-VAD-FMK as an anti-apoptotic drug to prevent granulosa cell apoptosis and follicular death after human ovarian tissue transplantation
Fransolet, Maïté ULiege; NOEL, Laure ULiege; HENRY, Laurie ULiege et al

in Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics (2018)

Purpose To evaluate the efficiency of ovarian tissue treatment with Z-VAD-FMK, a broad-spectrum caspase inhibitor, to prevent follicle loss induced by ischemia/reperfusion injury after transplantation ... [more ▼]

Purpose To evaluate the efficiency of ovarian tissue treatment with Z-VAD-FMK, a broad-spectrum caspase inhibitor, to prevent follicle loss induced by ischemia/reperfusion injury after transplantation. Methods In vitro, granulosa cells were exposed to hypoxic conditions, reproducing early ischemia after ovarian tissue trans- plantation, and treated with Z-VAD-FMK (50 μM). In vivo, cryopreserved human ovarian fragments (n = 39) were embedded in a collagen matrix containing or not Z-VAD-FMK (50 μM) and xenotransplanted on SCID mice ovaries for 3 days or 3 weeks. Results In vitro, Z-VAD-FMK maintained the metabolic activity of granulosa cells, reduced HGL5 cell death, and decreased PARP cleavage. In vivo, no improvement of follicular pool and global tissue preservation was observed with Z-VAD-FMK in ovarian tissue recovered 3-days post-grafting. Conversely, after 3 weeks of transplantation, the primary follicular density was higher in fragments treated with Z-VAD-FMK. This improvement was associated with a decreased percentage of apoptosis in the tissue. Conclusions In situ administration of Z-VAD-FMK slightly improves primary follicular preservation and reduces global apo- ptosis after 3 weeks of transplantation. Data presented herein will help to guide further researches towards a combined approach targeting multiple cell death pathways, angiogenesis stimulation, and follicular recruitment inhibition. [less ▲]

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See detailEndometriosis: a deep insight into the pathology through metabolomics
Leenders, Justine ULiege; Martin, Manon; NISOLLE, Michelle ULiege et al

Poster (2018, June)

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See detailEndometriosis: deep insight into the pathology through metabolomics
Leenders, Justine ULiege; Martin, Manon; NISOLLE, Michelle ULiege et al

Poster (2018, May)

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See detailHeterogeneity of estrogen receptor alpha and progesterone receptor distribution in lesions of deep infiltrating endometriosis of untreated women or during exposure to various hormonal treatments.
BRICHANT, Géraldine ULiege; NERVO, Patricia ULiege; Albert, Adelin ULiege et al

in Gynecological Endocrinology (2018)

Deep infiltrating endometriosis (DIE) responds variably to hormonal therapy. Mutations in cancer driver genes have been identified in a fraction of the ectopic endometrial epithelial cells, suggesting a ... [more ▼]

Deep infiltrating endometriosis (DIE) responds variably to hormonal therapy. Mutations in cancer driver genes have been identified in a fraction of the ectopic endometrial epithelial cells, suggesting a functional heterogeneity of these lesions. To evaluate the phenotype heterogeneity of cells in DIE, we measured the expression of estrogen receptor alpha (ERalpha) and of progesterone receptor (PR) in DIE of untreated women or under various treatments. We analyzed the luminal epithelial height (LEH), immunoreactive epithelial staining (IRS) and stromal staining intensity (SSI) of ERalpha and PR. We observed a high variability in the same gland, among distinct glands in the same sample and among distinct patients receiving the same treatment. LEH variability was primarily due to epithelial cells heterogeneity in a gland, secondarily to the glands randomly evaluated on the same section, and tertiary to the patient category. Variability in IRS and SSI scores was primarily the consequence of their heterogeneity in the same woman and to a lesser extent to variability among patients. LEH and SSI were not modified according to treatment. IRS for PR was lower in treated patients. This heterogeneity of ERalpha and PR distribution could explain why endocrine treatments are unable to cure this condition. [less ▲]

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See detailAccumulation of IL-17+ Vgamma6+ gamma-delta T cells in pregnant mice is not associated with spontaneous abortion
Polese, Barbara ULiege; Gridelet, Virginie ULiege; Perrier d'Hauterive, Sophie ULiege et al

in Clinical and Translational Immunology (2018), 7

Introduction. Pregnancy is an immune paradox. While the immune system is required for embryo implantation, placental development and progression of gestation, excessive inflammation is associated with ... [more ▼]

Introduction. Pregnancy is an immune paradox. While the immune system is required for embryo implantation, placental development and progression of gestation, excessive inflammation is associated with pregnancy failure. Similarly, the cytokine IL-17A plays an important role in defence against extracellular pathogens, but its dysregulation can lead to pathogenic inflammation and tissue damage. Although expression of IL-17 has been reported during pregnancy, the cellular source of this cytokine and its relevance to gestation are not clear. Objectives. Here we define the kinetics and cellular source of IL-17A in the uterus during healthy and abortion-prone murine pregnancy. Methods. The CBA/J x DBA/2J abortion-prone mating was used and compared to CBA/J x BALB/c control mating. Results. We demonstrate that, irrespective of gestational health, the number of IL-17-producing cells peaks during midterm pregnancy and is largely derived from the gd T-cell lineage. We identify cd T, Th17, CD8 T and NKT cells as the cellular source of IL-17A in pregnant mice. Furthermore, we positively identify the Vc6+ subset of uterine gd T cells as the main producer of IL-17A during both healthy pregnancy and abortive pregnancy. Conclusions. To conclude, the accumulation of uterine IL-17+ innate-like T cells appears not to adversely impact the developing foetus. Collectively, our results show that IL-17+ gd T cells are present in the uterus throughout the course of normal gestation and therefore may play an important role in healthy pregnancy. Keywords: abortion, gamma delta T cells, interleukin-17, pregnancy. [less ▲]

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See detailESTROGEN RECEPTORS AND ESTETROL-DEPENDENT NEUROPROTECTIVE ACTIONS: A PILOT STUDY
Tskitishvili, Ekaterine ULiege; Pequeux, Christel ULiege; Munaut, Carine ULiege et al

Conference (2017, October 20)

Context: Estetrol (E4) has strong antioxidative, neurogenic and angiogenic effects in neural system resulting in the attenuation of neonatal hypoxic–ischemic encephalopathy. Objective: We aimed to define ... [more ▼]

Context: Estetrol (E4) has strong antioxidative, neurogenic and angiogenic effects in neural system resulting in the attenuation of neonatal hypoxic–ischemic encephalopathy. Objective: We aimed to define the role of estrogen receptors in E4-dependent actions in neuronal cell cultures and prove the promyelinating effect of E4. Methods: In vitro the antioxidative and cell survival/proliferating effects of E4 on H2O2-induced oxidative stress in primary hippocampal cell cultures were studied using different combinations of specific inhibitors for ERα (MPP dihydrochloride), ERβ (PHTTP), GPR30 (G15) and palmytoilation (2-BR). LDH activity and cell survival assays were performed. In vivo the promyelinating role of different concentrations of E4 (1 mg/kg/day, 5 mg/kg/day, 10 mg/kg/day, 50 mg/kg/day) was investigated using the hypoxic–ischemic brain damage model in the 7-day-old immature rats before/after the induction of hypoxic–ischemic insult. Myelin basic protein (MBP) immunostaining was performed on brain coronal sections. Results: Our results show that LDH activity is significantly upregulated in cell cultures where the E4’s effect was completely blocked by concomitant treatment either with ERα and ERβ inhibitors (MPP and PHTPP, respectively), or ERα and ERβ inhibitors combined with 2-BR. Cell survival is significantly downregulated in cell cultures where the effect of E4 was blocked by ERβ inhibitor (PHTTP) alone. The blockage of GRP30 receptor did affect neither LDH activity nor cell survival. MBP immunostaining is significantly upregulated in E4-pretreated groups at a concentration of 5 mg/kg/day and 50 mg/kg/day E4, whereas the MBP-positive area OD ratio is significantly increased in all the E4-treated groups. Conclusions: E4’s antioxidative actions mostly depend on ERα and ERβ, whereas neurogenesis and possibly promyelinating activities might be realized through ERβ. [less ▲]

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See detailCombining strong sparsity and competitive predictive power with the L‑sOPLS approach for biomarker discovery in metabolomics
Feraud, Baptiste; Munaut, Carine ULiege; Manon, Martin et al

in Metabolomics (2017), (13), 130

In the context of metabolomics analyses, partial least squares (PLS) represents the standard tool to perform regression and classification. OPLS, the Orthogonal extension of PLS which has proved to be ... [more ▼]

In the context of metabolomics analyses, partial least squares (PLS) represents the standard tool to perform regression and classification. OPLS, the Orthogonal extension of PLS which has proved to be very useful when interpretation is the main issue, is a more recent way to decompose the PLS solution into predictive components correlated to the target Y and components pertaining to the data X but uncorrelated to Y. This predominance of (O)PLS can raise the question of the awareness of alternative multivariate regression and/or classification tools able to find biomarkers. Actually, the search for biomarkers remains a key issue in metabolomics as it is crucial to very accurately target discriminating features. [less ▲]

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See detailMetabolomics approaches of endometriosis
Leenders, Justine ULiege; Munaut, Carine ULiege; NISOLLE, Michelle ULiege et al

Conference (2017, September 12)

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See detailNON-INVASIVE ANALYSIS OF POTENTIALLY DYSREGULATED MIRNAS IN ENDOMETRIOSIS
Munaut, Carine ULiege; Emonard, Violaine; TIMMERMANS, Marie ULiege et al

Conference (2017, May 17)

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See detailImproved computer-assisted analysis of the global lymphatic network in human cervical tissues.
BALSAT, Cédric ULiege; Signolle, N; Goffin, Frédéric ULiege et al

in Modern Pathology (2017), 30(2), 313

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See detailEstrogen receptors and estetroldependent neuroprotective actions: a pilot study
Tskitishvili, Ekaterine ULiege; Pequeux, Christel ULiege; Munaut, Carine ULiege et al

in Journal of Endocrinology (2017), 232(1), 85-95

Estetrol (E4) has strong antioxidative, neurogenic and angiogenic effects in neural system resulting in the attenuation of neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. We aimed to define the role of estrogen ... [more ▼]

Estetrol (E4) has strong antioxidative, neurogenic and angiogenic effects in neural system resulting in the attenuation of neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. We aimed to define the role of estrogen receptors in E4-dependent actions in neuronal cell cultures and prove the promyelinating effect of E4. In vitro the antioxidative and cell survival/proliferating effects of E4 on H2O2-induced oxidative stress in primary hippocampal cell cultures were studied using different combinations of specific inhibitors for ERalpha (MPP dihydrochloride), ERbeta (PHTTP), GPR30 (G15) and palmytoilation (2-BR). LDH activity and cell survival assays were performed. In vivo the promyelinating role of different concentrations of E4 (1 mg/kg/day, 5 mg/kg/day, 10 mg/kg/day, 50 mg/kg/day) was investigated using the hypoxic-ischemic brain damage model in the 7-day-old immature rats before/after the induction of hypoxic-ischemic insult. Myelin basic protein (MBP) immunostaining was performed on brain coronal sections. Our results show that LDH activity is significantly upregulated in cell cultures where the E4's effect was completely blocked by concomitant treatment either with ERalpha and ERbeta inhibitors (MPP and PHTPP, respectively), or ERalpha and ERbeta inhibitors combined with 2-BR. Cell survival is significantly downregulated in cell cultures where the effect of E4 was blocked by ERbeta inhibitor (PHTTP) alone. The blockage of GRP30 receptor did affect neither LDH activity nor cell survival. MBP immunostaining is significantly upregulated in E4-pretreated groups at a concentration of 5 mg/kg/day and 50 mg/kg/day E4, whereas the MBP-positive area OD ratio is significantly increased in all the E4-treated groups. E4's antioxidative actions mostly depend on ERalpha and ERbeta, whereas neurogenesis and possibly promyelinating activities might be realized through ERbeta. [less ▲]

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See detailTreg, Th17 and γδ T cells during normal and abortive pregnancy
Polese, Barbara ULiege; Gridelet, Virginie ULiege; Munaut, Carine ULiege et al

Poster (2016, October 14)

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See detailTreg, Th17 and γδ T cells during normal and abortive pregnancy
Polese, Barbara ULiege; Gridelet, Virginie ULiege; Munaut, Carine ULiege et al

Conference (2016, October 14)

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See detailDysregulated circulating miRNAs in pre-eclampsia
Tebache, Linda; Munaut, Carine ULiege; Blacher, Silvia ULiege et al

Conference (2016, September 25)

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See detailUse of Estetrol with other Steroids for Attenuation of Neonatal Hypoxic-Ischemic brain injury:to combine or not to combine?
Tskitishvili, Ekaterine ULiege; Pequeux, Christel ULiege; Munaut, Carine ULiege et al

in Oncotarget (2016)

Estetrol (E4), estradiol (E2) and progesterone (P4) have important antioxidative and neuroprotective effects in neuronal system. We aimed to study the consequence of combined steroid therapy in neonatal ... [more ▼]

Estetrol (E4), estradiol (E2) and progesterone (P4) have important antioxidative and neuroprotective effects in neuronal system. We aimed to study the consequence of combined steroid therapy in neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). In vitro the effect of E4 combined with other steroids on oxidative stress and the cell viability in primary hippocampal cultures was evaluated by lactate dehydrogenase and cell survival assays. In vivo neuroprotective and therapeutic efficacy of E4 combined with other steroids was studied in HIE model of immature rats. The rat pups rectal temperature, body and brain weights were evaluated. The hippocampus and the cortex were investigated by histo/immunohistochemistry: intact cell number counting, expressions of markers for early gray matter lose, neuro- and angiogenesis were studied. Glial fibrillary acidic protein was evaluated by ELISA in blood samples. In vitro E4 and combinations of high doses of E4 with P4 and/or E2 significantly diminished the LDH activity and upregulated the cell survival. In vivo pretreatment or treatment by different combinations of E4 with other steroids had unalike effects on body and brain weight, neuro- and angiogenesis, and GFAP expression in blood. The combined use of E4 with other steroids has no benefit over the single use of E4. [less ▲]

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See detailNeonatal Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy: a new view of an old problem
Tskitishvili, Ekaterine ULiege; VIELLEVOYE, Renaud ULiege; Gérard, Céline et al

in Références en Gynécologie Obstétrique (2016), 17(1-1),

Neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) remains a challenge of perinatal medicine. It is an important cause of long term morbidity, including motor and behavioral deficits, mental retardation ... [more ▼]

Neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) remains a challenge of perinatal medicine. It is an important cause of long term morbidity, including motor and behavioral deficits, mental retardation, seizures and cerebral palsy, and mortality in newborns. This paper reviews the pathophysiology and current concepts of the management of neonatal HIE as well as the future potential neuroprotective strategies for attenuation of this disease. [less ▲]

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