Donald H C Macdonald

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Chromosomal breakpoints associated with malignancy are known to cluster at particular regions of the karyotype. Based on a review of the literature we have identified a novel leukaemia syndrome associated with translocations involving 8p11. This syndrome is distinct from the previously described translocation t(8;16)(p11;p13) associated with acute(More)
Several recurrent translocations that involve chromosome band 8p11 have been described in myeloid malignancies. These translocations target two distinct genes: (1) FGFR1, a receptor tyrosine kinase for fibroblast growth factors, and (2) MOZ, a putative histone acetyltransferase whose precise function remains to be defined. Disruption of FGFR1 is associated(More)
Acute infantile hemorrhagic oedema (AIHO) was first described in 1913 but, despite frequent reports in the European literature, it is not well recognized in the English language literature. It is considered by many to be a variant of Henoch Schonlein Purpura (HSP) because of similarities in cause and histopathology. However, because of the benign nature of(More)
AIMS To validate and improve the existing algorithm (proposed by Hans et al.) to classify diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). METHODS AND RESULTS Tissue microarrays constructed from 81 patients with DLBCL were studied by immunohistochemistry for expression of CD10, Bcl-6, MUM1, Bcl-2, cyclin-D2, FOXP1 and PKC-gamma proteins. Cases were classified as(More)
Natural killer (NK) cells exert antimyeloma cytotoxicity. The balance between inhibition and activation of NK-cells played by the inherited repertoire of killer immunoglobulin-like receptor (KIR) genes therefore may influence prognosis. One hundred eighty-two patients with multiple myeloma (MM) were analyzed for KIR repertoire. Multivariate analysis showed(More)
Two distinct leukemia syndromes are associated with abnormalities of chromosome band 8p11. First, a myeloproliferative disorder with features characteristic of both chronic myeloid leukemia and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and second, an acute myeloid leukemia (AML) with French-American-British (FAB) M4/5 morphology and prominent erythrophagocytosis. The two(More)
BACKGROUND In 2009 the declaration by the World Health Organization of a global pandemic of influenza-H1N1 virus led to a vaccination campaign to ensure protection for immunocompromised patients. The goal of this study was to determine the efficacy of the 2009 H1N1 vaccine in patients with hematologic malignancies. DESIGN AND METHODS We evaluated humoral(More)
The 8p11 myeloproliferative syndrome is a rare, aggressive condition associated with reciprocal translocations of chromosome band 8p11, most commonly the t(8;13)(p11;q12). To identify the genes involved in this translocation, we used fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) analysis to show that the chromosome 8 breakpoints fell within YAC 899e2 and that(More)
The term chronic myeloproliferative disorders was originally used by Damashek to describe the link amongst a group of acquired blood diseases. Recent molecular genetic analysis has provided a scientific basis for this observation. Underlying myeloproliferative disorders are acquired abnormalities of tyrosine kinase genes. These may be chromosomal(More)
OBJECTIVE Previous studies suggested that endothelin-1 (ET-1) may play a pathophysiological role in myocardial ischemia/reperfusion injury. This study was designed to investigate the effects of the selective ET-A receptor antagonist BQ123 and the selective ET-B receptor antagonist BQ788 on myocardial and endothelial function after reversible deep(More)