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This study describes the multilineage differentiation pattern of purified CD34+ stem cells obtained from human umbilical cord blood. CD34+ cells were collected from 49 umbilical cord blood samples. Following immunomagnetic purification, cells were double stained with anti CD34 and CD71, CD61, CD7, CD19, CD33, CD36 and triple stained with anti CD34, CD38 and(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the clinical utility of estrogen replacement therapy (ERT) and raloxifene in osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease in postmenopausal women and to evaluate the contrasting adverse effects of these therapies. DATA SOURCES A MEDLINE search was performed for January 1980 through September 1998 using the key terms raloxifene, estrogen,(More)
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a lethal X-linked recessive muscle disease due to defect on the gene encoding dystrophin. The lack of a functional dystrophin in muscles results in the fragility of the muscle fiber membrane with progressive muscle weakness and premature death. There is no cure for DMD and current treatment options focus primarily on(More)
Spleen cells collected from DBA/2 (H-2d) mice inoculated with the polycythemic variant of Friend-Leukemia Virus Complex (FLV-P) were tested for T-dependent immune functions, such as the in vitro generation of cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL) and of non-specific T suppressor lymphocytes (STL). CTL were generated against H-2b splenocytes, and STL were obtained(More)
Few series of adult patients with primary systemic CD30 (Ki-1)-positive anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) are reported in the literature; most of them have been treated with combination chemotherapy (CHT), with only an occasional patient being autotransplanted, mainly after relapsing. The remission rate ranges from 60% to 90%, but relapses are frequent(More)
Spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy, or Kennedy's disease, is an X-linked motor neuron disease caused by polyglutamine repeat expansion in the androgen receptor. The disease is characterised by weakness, atrophy and fasciculations in the limb and bulbar muscles. Affected males may have signs of androgen insensitivity, such as gynaecomastia and reduced(More)
AIMS AND METHODS This study assessed incidence, predictive factors, and outcome of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) DNAemia in 100 recipients of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant. A total of 68 patients received anti-thymocyte globulin before unrelated grafts. RESULTS Cumulative incidence of high-load EBV DNAemia defined by levels >10,000 copies/mL(More)
The involvement of the small bowel in systemic forms of amyloidosis may be diffuse or very rarely focal. Some cases of focal amyloidomas of the duodenum and jejunum without extraintestinal manifestations have been reported. The focal amyloidomas consisted of extensive amyloid infiltration of the entire intestinal wall thickness. Radiological barium studies,(More)
To obtain long-term engraftment and hematopoiesis in myeloablated patients, the cell population used for hematopoietic reconstitution should include a sufficient number of early pluripotent hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs), along with committed cells from the various lineages. For this purpose, the small subset of CD34+ cells purified from different sources(More)
Umbilical cord blood (UCB) is a source of hematopoietic progenitor cells and is used as an alternative to the bone marrow or peripheral blood for treatment of several onco-hematological diseases. Because of the limited number of CD34+ hematopoietic stem cells present in UCB units and of the elevated costs of cryopreservation, it is of paramount importance(More)