Andres Jaramillo

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Mammaglobin-A is highly overexpressed in breast cancer cell lines and primary breast tumors. This pattern of expression is restricted to mammary epithelium and metastatic breast tumors. Thus, mammaglobin-A-specific T cell immune responses may provide an important approach for the design of breast cancer-specific immunotherapy. The purpose of our study was(More)
A prospective, controlled epidemiologic survey performed in El Bagre, Colombia revealed a new variant of endemic pemphigus disease, occurring in a gold mining region. The disease resembled Senear-Usher syndrome, and occurred in an endemic fashion. The aim of this study is to describe the most frequent histopathologic patterns in non-glabrous skin and in(More)
Anti-HLA class I Abs are associated with the development of bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS) after lung transplantation. BOS is characterized histologically by fibrosis and airway epithelial cell apoptosis. We have previously shown that anti-HLA class I Abs induce proliferation, growth factor production and apoptosis in airway epithelial cells in(More)
Lung transplantation is recognized as the only viable treatment option in a variety of end-stage pulmonary diseases. However, the long-term survival after lung transplantation is limited by the development of obliterative bronchiolitis, and its clinical correlate bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS), which is considered to represent chronic lung(More)
The levels of interleukin (IL)-15 and granzyme B mRNA expression have been correlated with acute rejection episodes of kidney and heart allografts. Thus, the purpose of this study was to determine whether a correlation exists between the expression of IL-15 and granzyme B and acute lung allograft rejection. Toward this, the levels of IL-15 and granzyme B(More)
Although Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) policy requires that all potential deceased organ donors are screened for human immunodeficiency (HIV), hepatitis B (HBV) and hepatitis C (HCV) viruses by serology, no current policy requires the use of nucleic acid testing (NAT) for organ donor screening. An electronic survey was sent to 58(More)
Allografts transplanted across HLA-sensitization results in an antibody-mediated rejection known as hyperacute rejection. Depleting anti-graft antibodies from the recipient by plasmapheresis prior to transplantation can prevent this rejection. We developed an in vitro model using polyclonal HLA class I antibodies obtained from highly sensitized patients(More)
The combined interferon-alpha (IFN-alpha) and ribavirin (IFN-alpha/ribavirin) therapy for chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection results in sustained viral eradication in 31%-64% of the patients. Previous studies have strongly suggested that HCV-specific T-cell responses maybe modulated during this therapy. The objective of this study was to further(More)
Several studies have shown that recipient-derived CD4(+)CD25(+)Foxp3(+) regulatory T cells (Tregs) are involved in transplantation tolerance. However, it is not clear whether allogeneic donor-derived Tregs are able to regulate T cell alloreactivity after solid organ allograft transplantation. Related studies in experimental bone marrow transplantation have(More)
BACKGROUND A novel breast cancer-associated antigen, mammaglobin-A, is expressed in 80% of primary breast tumors. The characterization of immune responses against this highly expressed breast cancer-specific antigen would be of value in the development of new therapeutic strategies for breast cancer. METHODS We developed an in vivo model using human(More)