Angela Aguiluz

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Desensitization with IVIG and rituximab followed by transplantation with alemtuzumab or daclizumab induction is an effective clinical protocol. Here, we examined the effects of this protocol on immune cell number, T cell function by Cylex ImmuKnow®, CMV-specific CD8+ T cell (CMV-Tc) activity, total and viral-specific immunoglobulin levels and viral(More)
Using a novel cytokine flow cytometry test (allo-CFC), we have previously shown that incubation of allogeneic cells with peripheral blood from highly-HLA sensitized (HS) patients results in reproducible gamma-interferon (IFNγ production in CD3(-) cells, and high (+) allo-CFC levels correlated with risk for antibody-mediated rejection (AMR). Here we report(More)
BACKGROUND Sensitization to allo-antigens (Ags) resulting from previous transplants, blood transfusion or pregnancy (PG), is a significant obstacle to kidney transplantation and risk factor for antibody-mediated rejection (AMR). We have previously shown that allo-Ag-specific CD3 negative (-) cells as analyzed by cytokine flow cytometry (CFC) are elevated in(More)
Distinguishing between multiple lung primary tumors and intrapulmonary metastases is imperative for accurate staging. The American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) criteria are routinely used for this purpose but can yield equivocal conclusions. This study evaluated whether next-generation sequencing (NGS) using the 50-gene AmpliSeq Cancer Hotspot Panel(More)
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