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Increased expression of a key cell cycle regulator, cyclin Dl, may have relevance to carcinogenesis and clinicopathological characteristics of some cancers. This study represents the first application ofin situ hybridization, ISH, to detect cyclin Dl mRNA in tissue sections from colorectal carcinomas. This approach was selected because of its unique(More)
Thyrocyte HLA-DR expression in association with lymphocytic infiltration has been demonstrated in autoimmune diseases of the thyroid. HLA-DR expression has been noted both in association with lymphocytic infiltration and in its absence. However, no prognostic significance was attributed to these findings. The purpose of this study on papillary carcinoma of(More)
BACKGROUND Common immunosuppression strategies after heart transplantation (HTx) are based on accepted target drug levels, disregarding that drug levels do not correlate with the individual patient's pharmacokinetics or with the actual immunosuppressive drug effect on the patient. The Immuknow assay is used for immune monitoring and management of organ(More)
PROBLEM Previous studies support a role for MHC on mating preference, yet it remains unsettled as to whether mating occurs preferentially between individuals sharing human leukocyte antigen (HLA) determinants or not. Investigating sex-mate preferences in the contemporary Israeli population is of further curiosity being a population with distinct genetic(More)
In this review, we describe the current laboratory approach to quantitative chimerism testing based on short tandem repeats (STRs), focusing on a longitudinal analysis. The latter is based on relative changes appearing in the course of sequential samples, and as such exploits the ultimate potential of this intrinsically semiquantitative platform. Such an(More)
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is an extremely aggressive disease with a high relapse rate even after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). We report the successful outcome of cell-mediated cytokine-activated immunotherapy in a high-risk pediatric AML patient who relapsed shortly after allogeneic HSCT. Donor lymphocyte infusion along with(More)
OBJECTIVE Rectal prolapse is a complication of anorexia nervosa (AN) that may be more common than previously recorded experience would suggest. METHOD In this report we document, for the first time, the association of (AN) and rectal prolapse in a series of three patients seen in the past three years. An extensive review of the literature using Medline(More)
It is widely accepted that amyloidosis in Waldenström's macroglobulinemia (WM) is exclusively due to amyloid light-chain deposition. However, only a small number of previous reports have actually characterized the type of amyloid in WM. We now report the third patient with WM and amyloid A protein (AA) amyloidosis. This patient developed malabsorption,(More)
Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) creates a donor-recipient cellular chimerism in the patient, which is quantitatively assayed from peripheral blood based on STR-DNA. Since chimerism values often vary across a patient's samples, it is important to determine to what extent this variability reflects technical aspects of platform performance. This(More)
Colonic aberrant crypt foci (ACF) can be identified on the unembedded mucosal surface as clusters of abnormal crypts with enlarged, surface opening. Because dysplasia is frequent, and may be a precursor of carcinoma, epithelial changes have been well studied. However, the basis for the distinctive changes in crypt architecture remain unclear. We(More)