Aswathi A. George

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The identity and lineage potential of the cells that initiate thymopoiesis remain controversial. The goal of these studies was to determine, at a clonal level, the immunophenotype and differentiation pathways of the earliest progenitors in human thymus. Although the majority of human CD34(+)lin(-) thymocytes express high levels of CD7, closer analysis(More)
Precursor B-lineage acute lymphoblastic leukemia (pre-B ALL) affects hematopoietic development and therefore is associated with immune deficiencies that can be further exacerbated by chemotherapy. It is unclear if and when monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) that stimulate antibody-mediated cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC) can be used for treatment because this(More)
INTRODUCTION Circulating endothelial progenitor cells (EPC) are bone marrow derived progenitors that can be mobilized by erythropoietin or in response to tissue injury, and participate in vascular repair. EPC are understudied in human neonates. Whether EPC frequency in newborn infants may be influenced by gestational age or postnatal stress is unknown. (More)
Upstream mutations that lead to constitutive activation of Erk in B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (BCP-ALL) are relatively common. In the era of personalized medicine, flow cytometry could be used as a rapid method for selection of optimal therapies, which may include drugs that target the Erk pathway. Here, we evaluated the utility of(More)
Successful autologous hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) transplantation in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) requires the ability to either selectively kill the leukemia cells or separate normal from leukemic HSC. Based on previous studies showing that more than 95% of childhood B-lineage ALL express CD38, this study evaluated whether normal(More)
Rats were perfused with glutaraldehyde. The lower incisors were dissected free. Mid-sagittal slice was cut through the entire incisor, demineralized. The pigmentation zone was isolated and further sliced into cross sections. These sections were incubated for CMPase. CMPase reaction product were associated with the lateral cell membrane of subclass II and(More)
Successful autologous hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) transplantation in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) requires the ability to either selectively kill the leukemia cells or separate normal from leukemic HSC. Based on previous studies showing that more than 95% of childhood B-lineage ALL express CD38, this study evaluated whether normal(More)
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