David F. Carpentieri

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Accumulating evidence indicates that expression of anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK), typically due to t(2;5) translocation, defines a distinct type of T/null-cell lymphoma (TCL). The resulting nucleophosmin (NPM) /ALK chimeric kinase is constitutively active and oncogenic. Downstream effector molecules triggered by NPM/ALK remain, however, largely(More)
It has been suggested that a switch in chemokine receptor expression underlies Langerhans cell migration from skin to lymphoid tissue. Activated cells are thought to down-regulate CCR6, whose ligand macrophage inflammatory protein-3 alpha (MIP-3 alpha)/CCL20 is expressed in skin, and up-regulate CCR7, whose ligands are in lymphoid tissues. In Langerhans(More)
The WT1 gene encodes a transcription factor implicated in normal and neoplastic development. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic utility of a commercial WT1 antibody on a variety of pediatric small round blue cell tumors (SRBCT). A mouse monoclonal antibody (clone: 6F-H2, DAKO) raised against the N-terminal amino acids 1–181 of the(More)
Pulmonary sequestration is defined as a mass of abnormal lung tissue that does not communicate with the tracheobronchial tree through a normally located bronchus. Most authors classify these sequestrations either as extralobar if the mass is covered by its own pleural investment or intralobar if incorporated within the normal lung without a separate pleural(More)
PURPOSE AND EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Neuroblastoma (NB) is a common pediatric solid tumor that exhibits a striking clinical bipolarity: favorable and unfavorable. Favorable NB genes (EPHB6, EFNB2, EFNB3, NTRK1, and CD44) are genes whose high-level expression predicts favorable NB outcome, and forced expression of these genes inhibits growth of unfavorable NB(More)
Diffuse malignant peritoneal mesotheliomas in children are uncommon, aggressive tumors with a grave prognosis. We herein report the clinical, radiologic, and pathologic findings of a 16-year-old male. The adolescent presented with a history of abdominal pain, nausea and daily, nonbilious, nonbloody emesis for 3 weeks. Radiographic imaging suggested small(More)
Intestinal spirochetosis (IS) is an unusual infection in children, one with no standard therapeutic options. This article reports the findings on 5 new cases in conjunction with a 20-year review of the pediatric literature. The diagnosis of IS in children requires a high degree of suspicion by the physician, as many cases present with abdominal pain,(More)