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Induction of the PHO5 gene in S. cerevisiae was previously shown to be accompanied by the removal of four positioned nucleosomes from the promoter. In order to assess the role of nucleosomes in the cascade of gene activation, DNA corresponding to one of these nucleosomes was excised. In its place two foreign DNA segments of the same length were inserted: a(More)
High-dose chemotherapy with autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplantation is the standard treatment of patients with multiple myeloma today. In this study we used a combination mobilizing chemotherapy containing ifosfamide with G-CSF before stem cell collection. The chemotherapy regimen consisted of ifosfamide (2,500 mg/m(2) days 1-3), epirubicin(More)
An active assessment of the host capacity to prevent infection during myelosuppression should be beneficial in patients receiving high-dose chemotherapy. A single dose of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) (5 microg/kg) was given to 57 patients with multiple myeloma early after the completion of 85 high-dose chemotherapy (melphalan 200 mg/m2)(More)
ADF95 is a tool to automatically calculate numerical first derivatives for any mathematical expression as a function of user defined independent variables. Accuracy of derivatives is achieved within machine precision. ADF95 may be applied to any FORTRAN 77/90/95 conforming code and requires minimal changes by the user. It provides a new derived data type(More)
BACKGROUND The microenvironment in the bone marrow - including lymphocytes - is part of the pathophysiology of multiple myeloma (MM). High dose chemotherapy followed by autologous stem cell transplantation is standard of care for younger patients. AIM To determine the influence of reinfused lymphocyte subsets on event free survival (EFS) and overall(More)
BACKGROUND Prognosis of patients with metastatic soft tissue sarcomas (MSTS) is poor even after response to doxorubicin-based chemotherapy. We report phase II data of high-dose chemotherapy and peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) rescue in patients with MSTS responding to AI-G chemotherapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS From 1997 to 2002, 55 patients with MSTS were(More)
Multiple myeloma management has undergone profound changes in the past thanks to advances in our understanding of the disease biology and improvements in treatment and supportive care approaches. This article presents recommendations of the European Myeloma Network for newly diagnosed patients based on the GRADE system for level of evidence. All patients(More)
We performed a dose-escalation study of bendamustine in 31 patients with multiple myeloma that had progressed after high-dose chemotherapy. Bendamustine 100 mg/m2 on days 1 and 2 per cycle was found to be the maximal tolerated dose. The overall response rate was 55% with a median progression-free survival of 26 (0-61) weeks. Toxicity was mild and mainly(More)
Sixty patients with advanced multiple myeloma received 2-6 monthly treatment courses combining hyperfractionated cyclophosphamide (300 mg/m2 i.v. over 3 h q 12 h x 6, d 1-3) with pulsed dexamethasone (20 mg/m2/d p.o., d 1-4, 9-12, 17-20) and once daily thalidomide at individually escalating doses (100-400 mg/d) depending on tolerability (HyperCDT).(More)
The principal objective of this study was to investigate whether follicular center cell lymphomas occur among B-cell lymphoma of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT). We used a molecular genetic/immunohistochemical approach and analysed 21 cases with the primary site in the gastrointestinal tract. Only two bcl-2 gene rearrangements were detected in our(More)