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The cytokines controlling the development of human interleukin (IL) 17--producing T helper cells in vitro have been difficult to identify. We addressed the question of the development of human IL-17--producing T helper cells in vivo by quantifying the production and secretion of IL-17 by fresh T cells ex vivo, and by T cell blasts expanded in vitro from… (More)
CONTEXT Bone marrow transplantation (BMT) using stem cells obtained from a family-related, HLA-identical donor (RID) is the optimal treatment for patients with severe combined immune deficiency (SCID). In the absence of an RID, HLA-mismatched related donors (MMRDs) are often used. However, compared with RIDs, use of MMRDs for BMT is associated with reduced… (More)
Roifman Syndrome is a rare congenital disorder characterized by growth retardation, cognitive delay, spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia and antibody deficiency. Here we utilize whole-genome sequencing of Roifman Syndrome patients to reveal compound heterozygous rare variants that disrupt highly conserved positions of the RNU4ATAC small nuclear RNA gene, a minor… (More)
HSCT conditioning is tolerated well by patients with RelB deficiency and leads to immune reconstitution.
A group of Canadian nurses and transfusion safety officers developed 10 recommendations for the infusion of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) in acute care hospitals and clinics. The recommendations address issues related to documentation, patient consent, difference among IVIG brands, selection of a brand on the basis of patients' risk factors,… (More)
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Little information is currently available on the outcome and the long-term restoration of immune function in infants with Omenn syndrome (OS) treated with bone marrow transplantation (BMT). We prospectively followed patients with OS who received matched unrelated donor (MUD) BMT at our center. Engraftment, immune reconstitution, and transplant-related… (More)