Arghya Ray Chaudhuri

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CD4(+) T cells from patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection undergo apoptosis at an increased rate, which leads to their depletion during disease progression. Both the Fas-Receptor (Fas-R) and interleukin-1beta (IL-1beta)-converting enzyme (ICE; caspase 1) appear to play a role in the mechanism of apoptosis of CD4(+) lymphocytes. Although(More)
Peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) transplantation is successful in improving engraftment without increasing acute graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), despite much larger numbers of T cells in unmanipulated PBSCs than in bone marrow grafts. In mouse models and retrospective human studies, granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) therapy has been(More)
Apart from congenital human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) infection, manifest HCMV disease occurs primarily in immunocompromised patients. In allogeneic bone marrow transplantation, HCMV is frequently associated with graft failure and cytopenias involving all hematopoietic lineages, but thrombocytopenia is the most commonly reported hematologic complication. The(More)
Highly active retroviral therapy has been associated with a decline in the frequency of cytopenia in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. This may result from lower hematologic toxicity of newer antiviral drugs and their increased efficacy against HIV-1. Protease inhibitors, in addition to their effects on HIV replication, appear to(More)
Fas-mediated apoptosis is one of the immune effector pathways leading to the elimination of virus infected cells. In vivo, apoptotic signals are delivered to virus infected cells by Fas-L and other cytokines secreted by specific T lymphocytes. Cellular immune response appears to be essential in prevention of human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) disease. We have(More)
Background: Vitamin D is not only important for bone health but can also affect the development of several non-bone diseases. These findings have increased the need for determining vitamin D status in a convenient and cost-effective way. In order to determine the better method for detecting vitamin D status, we have estimated blood vitamin D in three(More)
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