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The pathogenesis and etiology of Hodgkin's disease, a common human malignant lymphoma, is still unresolved. As a unique characteristic, we have identified constitutive activation of the transcription factor nuclear factor (NF)-kappaB p50-RelA in Hodgkin/Reed-Sternberg (H/RS) cells, which discriminates these neoplastic cells from most cell types studied to(More)
BACKGROUND Helicobacter pylori plays a decisive role in the pathogenesis of gastric marginal zone B cell lymphoma of mucosa associated lymphoid tissue (MALT), and eradication therapy has become a widely accepted initial treatment of stage I disease. OBJECTIVE To determine the long term outcome of patients undergoing exclusive H pylori eradication therapy.(More)
PURPOSE Treatment of low-grade gastric mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma by eradication of Helicobacter pylori is reported to result in complete lymphoma remission in approximately 75% of cases. The effect that cure of the infection has on the course of a primary high-grade gastric lymphoma is largely uncertain. The aim of this study was to report(More)
BACKGROUND To investigate the mechanisms triggering MALT-lymphoma development, we examined the occurrence of normal B cells in lymphoid tissue and chronic gastritis with the same idiotype as an IgA-positive MALT lymphoma. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Lymphoma idiotype IgA was produced by monoclonal human antibody technology. Against this idiotype a murine(More)
Helicobacter pylori eradication is the initial treatment of choice in localised low-grade gastric MALT (mucosa-associated lymphoid-tissue)-type lymphoma. We describe the natural course of seven patients who refused further oncological treatment for persistent lymphoma after successful eradication of H pylori. Despite persistent clonality, neither lymphoma(More)
Primary extranodal malignant non-Hodgkin's lymphoma arising from the mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT-type lymphoma) represents a subtype of B-cell lymphoid malignancies with distinct clinicopathological features and is often associated with a favorable prognosis. Unlike the situation in nodal non-Hodgkin's lymphoma of B-cell lineage, few data are(More)
Low-grade marginal zone B-cell lymphoma of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) type can transform into high-grade diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). Up to 60% of the MALT lymphomas contain the recently described t(11;18). However, this translocation has not been detected in any DLBCL so far. To elucidate the pathogenesis of these tumors,(More)
In patients with rheumatoid arthritis the synovial membrane of the affected joint is infiltrated with lymphoid cells which may be arranged in structures resembling germinal centers. We have directly isolated such infiltrates to determine whether B-cell clones within them are selected and expanded in a process analogous to that which normally takes place in(More)