Casey Stella

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In addition to immunologic derangement, hematological abnormalities have been reported in the majority of patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). In this study 15 patients with AIDS or AIDS-related complex (ARC) were evaluated for the in vitro growth of hemopoietic progenitor cells. In all patients a significant reduction of growth (mean(More)
A periodic fall of platelet number characterizes an acquired pathological condition named cyclic thrombocytopenia. We observed a patient in whom the episodes of thrombocytopenia (platelet number less than 50 x 10(9)/l) were followed regularly by thrombocytosis (700-2300 x 10(9) platelets/l). The period of platelet count fluctuation was about 40 d.(More)
Allo-SCT is regularly performed in advanced lymphoma. Haploidentical family donors are a valuable source of hematopoietic stem cells and transplants from these donors, using T-repleted grafts, has recently been successfully reported. We report on 49 patients with refractory lymphoma who received T-repleted haploidentical SCT with a non-myeloablative regimen(More)
A 54-year-old woman presented with hepatosplenomegaly, anemia, neutropenia and lymphocytosis. Most peripheral blood lymphocytes had the surface antigens T3+, Leu11+ and were morphologically large granular lymphocytes. Bone marrow presented 60% lymphoid infiltration. Treatment with chlorambucil produced complete reversal of hepatosplenomegaly, anemia,(More)
morphology Cellular expression of the CD34 antigen identifies a morph o l ogi c a lly and immu n o l ogi c a lly heterogeneous cell population that is functiona lly ch a racteri zed by the in vi tro c a p a bi l i ty to gen era te cl onal aggrega tes derived from early and late progenitors and the in vivo capacity to reconstitute the myelo-lymphopoietic(More)
The effect of human recombinant tumor necrosis factor (rhTNF-alpha) on the in vitro colony growth of normal hematopoietic progenitor cells was investigated. In a clonal colony-assay a dose-dependent inhibition of erythroid BFU-E, granulocyte/monocyte CFU-GM and megakaryocyte CFU-Mk was demonstrated. CFU-Mk were completely inhibited by low doses of TNF-alpha(More)
Generation of an efficient graft-versus-leukemia (GVL) effect in patients with hematological malignancies who relapse after allogeneic bone marrow transplantation depends in part upon the number of infused T lymphocytes. Currently, a GVL reaction cannot be achieved without inducing concomitant graft-versus-host disease (GVHD); thus, one strategy is to try(More)
In this study we describe a new retroviral vector utilizing an internal ribosome entry site (IRES) from encephalomyocarditis virus to co-express two genes. One is the herpes simplex virus type 1 thymidine kinase gene (HSV-TK) which induces sensitivity to ganciclovir, and the second is the bacterial beta-galactosidase gene (LacZ) which was revealed by an(More)
We have studied the influence of purified recombinant human H-subunit (rHF, acidic) and L-subunit (rLF, basic) ferritins on in vitro colony formation by normal human granulocyte-macrophage progenitor cells (CFU-GM). Whereas rLF had no significant effect, rHF produced significant decrease in colony formation: mean inhibition of CFU-GM was 38% +/- 13% at(More)