Alexandre B. Parreira

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In a European BIOMED-2 collaborative study, multiplex PCR assays have successfully been developed and standardized for the detection of clonally rearranged immunoglobulin (Ig) and T-cell receptor (TCR) genes and the chromosome aberrations t(11;14) and t(14;18). This has resulted in 107 different primers in only 18 multiplex PCR tubes: three VH-JH, two(More)
Prospective studies on the detection of minimal residual disease (MRD) in acute leukemia patients have shown that large-scale MRD studies are feasible and that clinically relevant MRD-based risk group classification can be achieved and can now be used for designing new treatment protocols. However, multicenter international treatment protocols with(More)
T-cell prolymphocytic leukemia (T-PLL) is a chemotherapy-resistant malignancy with a median survival of 7.5 months. Preliminary results indicated a high remission induction rate with the human CD52 antibody, CAMPATH-1H. This study reports results in 39 patients with T-PLL treated with CAMPATH-1H between March 1993 and May 2000. All but 2 patients had(More)
The clinical, haematological, morphological and histological features of a series of 22 patients presenting with splenic lymphoma with circulating villous lymphocytes were assessed and compared with those of patients with other forms of chronic B cell leukaemia in an attempt to differentiate this condition from hairy cell leukaemia, prolymphocytic(More)
The mechanisms whereby chromosomal translocations are consistently associated with specific tumor types are largely unknown. A generally accepted hypothesis is that the physical proximity of the involved chromosomal regions may be one important factor in the genesis of these phenomena. Accordingly, a likely possibility is that such a proximity may occur in(More)
A cytochemical study using: Sudan black B; alpha-naphthyl acetate (ANAE) staining; estimation of alpha-naphthyl butyrate (ANBE) esterase activity; acid phosphatase activity; and 5' nucleotidase activity was carried out in 15 cases of megakaryoblastic leukaemia. These included cases of M7 acute myeloid leukaemia and blast crises of chronic granulocytic(More)
JJM van Dongen, AW Langerak, M Brüggemann, PAS Evans, M Hummel, FL Lavender, E Delabesse, F Davi, E Schuuring, R Garcı́a-Sanz, JHJM van Krieken, J Droese, D González, C Bastard, HE White, M Spaargaren, M González, A Parreira, JL Smith, GJ Morgan, M Kneba and EA Macintyre Department of Immunology, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam,(More)
We carried out cytogenetic analysis in 23 patients with Ph-positive chronic granulocytic leukemia in blast crisis. In all cases the type of blast cell was characterized by cytochemistry, immunologic markers, and ultrastructural studies. Twelve cases were classified as myeloid transformation, six as lymphoid, two as mixed (lymphoid and myeloid), and two were(More)
The morphology, membrane markers and ultrastructural cytochemistry of 39 cases of acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) with variable proportion (10-99%) of terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase (TdT) positive blasts was compared with that of 134 cases of TdT negative AML. The incidence of TdT positive AML was 22.5% and this was significantly higher in poorly(More)
During the last two decades, major progress has been made in the technology of flow cytometry and in the availability of a large series of monoclonal antibodies against surface membrane and intracellular antigens. Flow cytometric immunophenotyping has become a diagnostic tool for the analysis of normal and malignant leukocytes and it has proven to be a(More)