Ayad Al-Katib

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This presentation represents consensus recommendations for the clinicopathological definition of Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia (WM), which were prepared in conjunction with the Second International Workshop held in Athens, Greece during September 2002. WM is an uncommon lymphoproliferative disorder characterized primarily by bone marrow infiltration and(More)
BACKGROUND Lymphomas frequently retain wild-type (wt) p53 function but overexpress HDM2, thereby compromising p53 activity. Therefore, lymphoma is a suitable model for studying the therapeutic value of disrupting the HDM2-p53 interaction by small-molecule inhibitors (SMIs). HDM2 have been developed and are under various stages of preclinical and clinical(More)
Overexpression of Bcl-2/Bcl-X(L) protein has been observed in more than 80% of B-cell lymphomas. Diffuse large cell lymphoma (DLCL) is the most common subtype of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. (-)-Gossypol, a natural product isolated from cottonseeds, was discovered as a potent small-molecule inhibitor of Bcl-2 and Bcl-X(L) proteins, with a Ki value in the(More)
Basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) is a pleiotropic cytokine which has recently been shown to delay fludarabine-induced apoptosis in B cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (B-CLL) cells. To investigate the potential mechanism of bFGF-mediated delay of apoptosis, two EBV-transformed B prolymphocytic cell lines (JVM-2, JVM-13), one EBV-transformed B-CLL cell(More)
Mean pixel intensity ratios, contrast parameters, and T1-T2 cross products relative to fat and muscle were derived from T1-weighted and T2-weighted images obtained at 1.5 T in 32 patients with non-Hodgkin lymphomas and 20 with Hodgkin disease. Lymphomas were relatively homogeneous: Only 6% of the lesions had broad, bimodal, or skewed distributions of pixel(More)
The Bcl-2 family of proteins is critical to the life and death of malignant B-lymphocytes. Interfering with their activity using small-molecule inhibitors (SMI) is being explored as a new therapeutic strategy for treating B-cell tumors. We evaluated the efficacy of TW-37, a non-peptidic SMI of Bcl-2 against a range spectrum of human B-cell lines, fresh(More)
A new human B-cell line, WSU-FSCCL, was established from the peripheral blood of a patient with low-grade follicular small cleaved cell lymphoma in leukemic phase. Both the fresh lymphoma cells and the established cell line exhibit t(14;18)(q32;q21) and t(8;11)(q24;q21) chromosomal translocations, 6q-, 1p+, and +i(1q). PCR analysis confirmed the(More)
PURPOSE Overexpression of Bcl-2 protein has been observed in more than 80% of B-cell lymphomas, including diffuse large cell lymphoma (DLCL), the most common subtype of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. We have previously employed the natural product (-)-gossypol to test its therapeutic potential as a small-molecule inhibitor of Bcl-2 for the treatment of B-cell(More)
The down-regulation of multidrug resistance (mdr1) gene expression as detected by competitive reverse transcription-PCR and the antitumor activity of bryostatin 1 (Bryo1) are investigated in a newly established cell line from a patient with relapsed diffuse large cell lymphoma (DLCL). The cell line (WSU-DLCL2) grows in liquid culture and forms s.c. tumors(More)
The nuclear export protein chromosome maintenance region 1, found to be elevated in non-Hodgkin's lymphomas, controls localization of critical tumor suppressor proteins. Nuclear localization of tumor suppressor proteins is necessary for their cell surveillance function. However, their nuclear exclusion by chromosome maintenance region 1 renders them(More)