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MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are negative regulators of gene expression that play an important role in hematopoiesis and tumorigenesis. We analyzed miRNA expression in classic Hodgkin lymphoma (cHL) and the influence of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection on the miRNA expression profiles. The expression of 157 miRNAs in lymph nodes from 49 cHL patients and 10 reactive(More)
The terminal complement inhibitor eculizumab was recently shown to be effective and well tolerated in patients with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH). Here, we extended these observations with results from an open-label, non-placebo-controlled, 52-week, phase 3 clinical safety and efficacy study evaluating eculizumab in a broader PNH patient(More)
The association between seven polymorphisms in the genes hOCT1 and MDR1, encoding for imatinib transporter proteins, and the response to imatinib 400mg/daily was investigated in 65 patients newly diagnosed with chronic-phase chronic myeloid leukemia. The AA genotype at the rs6935207 hOCT1 polymorphic locus was not detected in patients with inadequate(More)
The behavior of classic Hodgkin lymphoma (cHL) is determined by both the intrinsic features of the tumor cells and the characteristics of the microenvironment, making the analysis of entire lymph nodes an effective approach to understanding the disease. We examined the influence of our previously reported 25-microRNA signature for cHL on clinical outcome in(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are negative regulators of expression of genes involved in hematopoiesis. The present study sought to link hematopoiesis-relevant miRNAs with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and MDS progression to acute myeloid leukemia (AML). We assessed 25 mature miRNAs in total RNA from bone marrow (BM) and peripheral blood (PB) of 25 newly diagnosed(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Three single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) in the NOD2/CARD15 gene have been associated with the incidence and the severity of acute graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) following allogeneic stem cell transplantation (SCT). We hypothesized that the clinical effect of SNP in NOD2/CARD15 might be different in patients submitted to(More)
A retrospective study was performed to assess the outcome of patients with diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL) who did not achieve complete response or who relapsed before and after the use of rituximab. Clinical features and outcome of 816 (425 M/391 F; median age 63 years) patients diagnosed from 1991 to 2001 (pre-rituximab era, N = 348) and from 2002(More)
OBJECTIVE The Mannan-binding lectin (MBL) pathway involves recognition of fungal surfaces by MBL and cleavage of C2 and C4 by MBL-associated serine protease (namely, MASP-2). Recent data show that MBL pathway deficiency might result not only from polymorphisms of the MBL2 gene but also of MASP2. The aim of the study was to assess whether polymorphisms of(More)
Standard cytotoxic chemotherapy for Hodgkin Lymphoma (HL) has changed little in 30 years; the treatment for patients with relapsed or refractory disease remains challenging and novel agents are under development. JAK/STAT constitutive activation plays an important role in the pathogenesis of HL. Lestaurtinib is an orally bioavailable multikinase inhibitor(More)
In Paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria (PNH), pregnancy is associated with increased maternal and foetal complications to such an extent that the condition has been considered relatively contra-indicated in PNH. Eculizumab has revolutionized the treatment of PNH. We evaluate its use in pregnancy to date. We report on seven patients exposed to eculizumab at(More)