Christine Freimüller

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Adoptive immunotherapy against viral infections is a promising treatment option for patients after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. However, the generation of virus-specific T cells is either cost-intensive or time-consuming. We developed the first GMP-compliant protocol to generate donor-derived adenovirus (HAdV), cytomegalovirus, and Epstein-Barr(More)
Adenoviral infections are a major cause of morbidity and mortality after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) in pediatric patients. Adoptive transfer of donor-derived human adenovirus (HAdV)-specific T-cells represents a promising treatment option. However, the difficulty in identifying and selecting rare HAdV-specific T-cells, and the(More)
BACKGROUND AIMS Despite antiviral drug therapies, human adenovirus (HAdV), cytomegalovirus (CMV) and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infections still contribute substantially to transplant-related death of patients after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Earlier clinical studies demonstrated successful adoptive transfer of magnetically selected CMV-specific(More)
Viral infections caused by human adenovirus (HAdV) or CMV remain life-threatening complications in immunocompromised patients undergoing allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Adoptive immunotherapy with virus-specific T cells showed impressive clinical results without or with only mild GvHD. However, because of high costs and high regulatory(More)
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