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Scientific Reports

The melanopsin-mediated pupil response is reduced in idiopathic hypersomnia with long sleep time

Idiopathic hypersomnia (IH), characterized by an excessive day-time sleepiness, a prolonged total sleep time on 24 h and/or a reduced sleep latency, affects 1 in 2000 individuals from the general population. However, IH remains underdiagnosed and inaccurately treated despite colossal social, professional and personal impacts. The pathogenesis of IH is poorly known, but recent works have suggested possible alterations of phototransduction...

Cancers (Basel)

Tumor-Infiltrating Lymphocytes (TILs) in Early Breast Cancer Patients: High CD3 +, CD8 +, and Immunoscore Are Associated with a Pathological Complete Response

Tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes are associated with a better prognosis in early triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC). These cells can be enumerated in situ by the "Immunoscore Clinical Research" (ISCR). The original Immunoscore® is a prognostic tool that categorizes the densities of CD3+ and CD8+ cells in both the invasive margin (IM) and center of the tumor (CT) in localized colon cancer, yielding a five-tiered classification (0-4). We evaluated the prognostic potential of ISCR and pathological complete response (pCR) following neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT).

Frontiers in Immunology

Dissecting the Role of AXL in Cancer Immune Escape and Resistance to Immune Checkpoint Inhibition

The development and implementation of Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors (ICI) in clinical oncology have significantly improved the survival of a subset of cancer patients with metastatic disease previously considered uniformly lethal. However, the low response rates and the low number of patients with durable clinical responses remain major concerns and underscore the limited understanding of mechanisms regulating anti-tumor immunity and tumor immune resistance...

JCI Insight

TET2 regulates immune tolerance in chronically activated mast cells

Mutation of the TET2 DNA-hydroxymethylase has been associated with a number of immune pathologies. The disparity in phenotype and clinical presentation among these pathologies leads to questions regarding the role of TET2 mutation in promoting disease evolution in different immune cell types. Here we show that, in primary mast cells, Tet2 expression is induced in response to chronic and acute activation signals...

Clocks & Sleep

Direct Effects of Light on Sleep under Ultradian Light-Dark Cycles Depend on Circadian Time and Pulses Duration

Ultradian light-dark cycles in rodents are a precious tool to study the direct effects of repeated light exposures on sleep, in order to better understand the underlying mechanisms. This study aims to precisely evaluate the effects of light and dark exposures, according to circadian time, on sleep and waking distribution and quality, and to determine if these effects depend on the duration of light and dark pulses...

EMBO molecular medicine

CD38-NADase is a new major contributor to Duchenne muscular dystrophic phenotype

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is characterized by progressive muscle degeneration. Two important deleterious features are a Ca2+ dysregulation linked to Ca2+ influxes associated with ryanodine receptor hyperactivation, and a muscular nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+ ) deficit. Here, we identified that deletion in mdx mice of CD38, a NAD+ glycohydrolase-producing modulators of Ca2+ signaling, led to a fully restored heart function and structure, with skeletal muscle performance improvements, associated with a reduction in inflammation and senescence markers.