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The development of immune-mediated hemolytic anemia is a well-recognized complication after allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (BMT). The majority of reported cases, however, have been alloimmune in origin due to ABO or minor red blood cell antigen incompatibilities between the donor and recipient. In this study, we report seven adult patients who(More)
BACKGROUND TCH346 exerts antiapoptotic effects by binding to glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GAPDH) and blocking the apoptotic pathway in which GAPDH is involved. Apoptosis is considered to be a key pathogenic mechanism in neurodegenerative diseases including ALS. METHODS Patients were randomly assigned in a double-blind fashion to receive(More)
We investigated the temporal course of microglia activation in different brain regions after permanent middle cerebral artery (MCA) occlusion in mice and compared this microglia response with the appearance of apoptotic cells, Microglia activation and morphological changes of microglial cells were visualized using an immunohistochemical method with a(More)
BACKGROUND There is an important unmet medical need in Parkinson's disease for a neuroprotective treatment that slows or stops disease progression. TCH346 is a potent anti-apoptotic drug that protects against loss of dopaminergic neurons in laboratory models. Our aim was to assess TCH346 as a neuroprotective drug in patients with Parkinson's disease. (More)
The combination of entacapone with levodopa is effective in the treatment of Parkinson's disease (PD), providing significant improvements in 'on' time and Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS) motor and ADL scores in controlled clinical trials. This multicentre, open-label study was designed to further evaluate the effectiveness of levodopa(More)
OBJECTIVES We sought to compare the likelihood of stroke in patients with anterior versus nonanterior myocardial infarction. BACKGROUND The association between anterior infarction and left ventricular thrombus has led to the assumption that embolization from thrombi is an important cause of stroke in patients with anterior infarction. We hypothesized that(More)
Circulating lymphocytes were enumerated in 25 patients with Crohn's disease and in 43 healthy donors by immunofluorescent staining using monoclonal antibodies for T cell surface phenotypic markers (CD 3, CD 4, CD 8) or for surface immunoglobulin of B cells (mu-chain). Proportions of peripheral T cells and percentages of T cell subsets in Crohn's disease(More)
A burn toxin, which is important for the manifestation of clinical and septical processes during the burn disease, was isolated from burned skin of mice. Using this antigen we have studied the immunological reactions against burn toxin in 10 patients following thermic trauma. We determined the specific antibodies against the burn toxin by means of the(More)
The antigen specific rosette test was used for the evaluation of the sensibilization in animal models and in patients to antigens with clinical relevance. The corresponding antigens were coupled to sheep- and guinea pig-erythrocytes respectively or to a synthetical carrier and we have determined the frequency of antigen binding lymphocytes in patients or(More)