Christian A. Schmidt

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Regulatory T cells (Tregs) fulfill a central role in immune regulation. We reported previously that the integrin alphaEbeta7 discriminates distinct subsets of murine CD4+ regulatory T cells. Use of this marker has now helped to unravel a fundamental dichotomy among regulatory T cells. alphaE-CD25+ cells expressed L-selectin and CCR7, enabling recirculation(More)
During ageing thymic function declines and is unable to meet the demand for peripheral T helper (Th) cell replenishment. Therefore, population maintenance of naive Th cells must be at least partly peripherally based. Such peripheral postthymic expansion of recent thymic emigrants (RTEs) during ageing consequently should lead to loss or dilution of T cell(More)
The risk of infection after allogeneic stem cell transplantation is determined by the underlying disease, the intensity of previous treatments and complications that may have occurred during that time, but above all, the risk of infection is determined by the selected transplantation modality (e.g. HLA-match between the stem cell donor and recipient, T cell(More)
Imatinib mesylate is a small molecule inhibitor of the c-Abl, platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) receptor and c-Kit tyrosine kinases that is approved for the treatment of Philadelphia chromosome-positive chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) and gastrointestinal stromal tumors. Glioblastoma multiforme is a highly malignant primary brain tumor that is usually(More)
The NK-like family of homeobox genes includes TLX1, TLX3 and NKX2-5, which are ectopically activated in distinct subsets of T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) cells. Here we analysed their effect on the miR-17-92 cluster overexpressed in several types of cancer, including T-ALL. The pri-miR-17-92 polycistron encodes micro-RNAs (miRNAs), which(More)
The killer cell lectin-like receptor G1 (KLRG1) belongs to the family of inhibitory C-type lectins that are encoded in the NK gene complex. Similar to other inhibitory NK cell receptors, KLRG1 expression in adult peripheral blood lymphocytes is restricted to NK cells and to antigen-experienced T cells. Umbilical cord blood T cells are thought to represent(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The NK-like homeobox gene (NKX2-5/CSX) plays a crucial role in cardiac development but is not normally expressed in hematopoietic cells. Here, we describe for the first time a fusion between NKX2-5 and the T-cell receptor delta locus (TRD) resulting in NKX2-5 activation in a case of T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL). (More)
The t(11;14)(p13;q11) is presumed to arise from an erroneous T-cell receptor delta TCRD V(D)J recombination and to result in LMO2 activation. However, the mechanisms underlying this translocation and the resulting LMO2 activation are poorly defined. We performed combined in vivo, ex vivo, and in silico analyses on 9 new t(11;14)(p13;q11)-positive T-cell(More)
Methods to quantify Th cell reconstitution after immunosuppressive therapies such as hematopoietic stem cell transplantation are becoming a key issue since persistent Th cell deficiencies may result in severe complications and adverse events. We employed here cytometric monitoring of CD31+ thymus-naive Th cells for the direct assessment of human thymic(More)
BACKGROUND High-dose therapy (HDT) followed by transplantation of autologous haemopoietic stem cells is frequently done as part of first-line therapy in young patients with high-risk aggressive B-cell lymphoma. We investigated whether HDT with cytotoxic agents identical to those used for conventional therapy followed by autologous stem-cell transplantation(More)