Audra Rice

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High levels of peripheral blood stem cells (PBSC) can be collected from patients with hematopoietic malignancies or solid tumors after high-dose chemotherapy and/or growth factors. Rapid, complete, and durable hematopoietic reconstitution has been observed in patients who have been transplanted with PBSC after conditioning with supralethal myeloablative(More)
We report a case of Ph-positive CML where the BM was incubated for 24 h with 10(3) IU/ml IFN gamma and then cultured in liquid media for 4 weeks. After 24 h incubation, there was no differential sensitivity of CML CFU-GM to IFN gamma compared with untreated BM. Subsequent long-term culture (LTC) of the IFN gamma treated CML BM, however, demonstrated a 75%(More)
Long term and semi-solid culture techniques were used to evaluate the quality of stroma produced by bone marrow from 33 normal subjects and 57 patients (46 allogeneic bone marrow and 11 autologous blood stem cell transplant recipients). Bone marrow from transplant recipients was capable of sustained CFU-GM and nucleated cell production in long term culture.(More)
The CD34 antigen is present at all differentiation stages of hematopoietic cells, from immature progenitor cells to committed precursor cells. In vivo, transplantation of CD34+ cells is sufficient to allow hematopoietic recovery after myeloablative chemotherapy, but a neutropenic period of 9-12 days still exists, even when hematopoietic growth factors are(More)
The aim of this study has been to determine whether the presence of lymphocytic infiltrates observed in the histology of ocular allergic conditions in humans or in the late phase of ocular anaphylactic reactions in experimental animals is a non-specific event dependent only on the degranulation of mast cells, or is conditioned by a specific response to(More)
Room temperature, continuous-wave bistability was observed in oxide-confined, two-section, 1.3m quantum-dot (QD) lasers with an integrated intracavity quantum-dot saturable absorber. The origin of the hysteresis and bistability were shown to be due to the nonlinear saturation of the QD absorption and the electroabsorption induced by the quantum confined(More)
Peripheral blood stem cells (PBSC) contain a mixture of mature and immature hematopoietic progenitors. Resistance to 5-Fluorouracil (5-FU) has been used to identify and characterize primitive quiescent stem cells among bone marrow (BM) cells. To see if the same technique could be used to isolate a similar population of cells among PBSC, low-density(More)
We evaluated the expansion capacity of untreated and 5-fluorouracil (5-FU)-resistant peripheral blood stem cells (PBSC) after 7-day incubation with interleukin-1 (IL-1) plus IL-3 plus stem cell factor (SCF) or with medium alone. We found a significant increase in the proportion of CD34+ cells in the PBSC fraction resistant to 25 micrograms/mL 5-FU after(More)