Anna Bosch-Vizcaya

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CTLA-4 (cytotoxic T-lymphocyte antigen-4) plays a pivotal role in inhibiting T cell activation through competitive interaction with B7 molecules and interruption of costimulatory signals mediated by CD28. Polymorphisms on the CTLA-4 gene have been previously associated with autoimmune diseases, predisposition to leukemic relapse, and with graft-versus-host(More)
Cytotoxic T lymphocyte antigen 4 (CTLA-4) plays a key inhibitory role during T lymphocyte activation. The CTLA4 gene is translated into two proteic isoforms: a full-length protein (flCTLA-4) and a soluble counterpart. We explored the expression of both isoforms on healthy subjects. Whereas in non-stimulated cells the flCTLA-4 isoform is predominant, after(More)
The FOXP3 gene encodes for a protein (Foxp3) involved in the development and functional activity of regulatory T cells (CD4+/CD25+/Foxp3+), which exert regulatory and suppressive roles over the immune system. After allogeneic stem cell transplantation, regulatory T cells are known to mitigate graft versus host disease while probably maintaining a graft(More)
Minor histocompatibility antigen (miHA) mismatches have been related to graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) after allogeneic stem cell transplantation, but this association remains controversial due to the lack of consistency in the results obtained by different groups. The CTLA-4 genotype of the donor has been reported to be relevant in the appearance of(More)
The appearance of GVHD and the relapse of the neoplastic disease are still the main complications after allo hematopoietic SCT (alloHSCT). Immunotherapy with donor T-lymphocyte infusion is an effective method for treating relapse after allo-HSCT, but the therapeutic graft versus tumor (GVT) effect is often associated with the appearance of acute GVHD Many(More)
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