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Immunophenotypic characterization of B-cell chronic lymphoproliferative disorders (B-CLPD) is associated with the use of increasingly larger panels of multiple combinations of 3 to > or =6 monoclonal antibodies (Mab), data analysis being separately performed for each of the different stained sample aliquots. Here, we describe and validate an automated(More)
Currently, multiparameter flow cytometry immunophenotyping is the selected method for the differential diagnostic screening between reactive lymphocytosis and neoplastic B-cell chronic lymphoproliferative disorders (B-CLPD). Despite this, current multiparameter flow cytometry data analysis approaches still remain subjective due to the need of experienced(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES We present an updated birth weight-for-gestational-age portrait, based on nearly 8 million observations of an ethnic-mixed population. It comprises the first comprehensive charts with Brazilian data. This contribution intends to assist clinicians in classifying fetal growth, to provide a reference for investigations of predictors(More)
Multiparameter flow cytometry has become an essential tool for monitoring response to therapy in hematological malignancies, including B-cell chronic lymphoproliferative disorders (B-CLPD). However, depending on the expertise of the operator minimal residual disease (MRD) can be misidentified, given that data analysis is based on the definition of(More)
B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (BCP-ALL) is the most common malignancy in children. The Wnt signaling pathway has been found to be extensively involved in cancer onset and progression but its role in BCP-ALL remains controversial. We evaluate the role of the Wnt pathway in maintenance of BCP-ALL cells and resistance to chemotherapy. Gene(More)
CD4(+) T cells produce hematopoietic-related cytokines and are essential for hematopoiesis stimulation during infection and hematologic recovery after bone marrow transplantation. However, it remains unclear if T cells are necessary to maintain normal hematopoiesis. We report here that, in T-cell-deficient mice, terminal differentiation of myeloid(More)
Immunophenotypic characterization of B-cell chronic lymphoproliferative disorders (B-CLPD) is becoming increasingly complex due to usage of progressively larger panels of reagents and a high number of World Health Organization (WHO) entities. Typically, data analysis is performed separately for each stained aliquot of a sample; subsequently, an expert(More)
We describe an automated multidimensional approach for the analysis of flow cytometry data based on pattern classification. Flow cytometry is a widely used technique both for research and clinical purposes where it has become essential for the diagnosis and follow up of a wide spectrum of diseases, such as HIV-infection and neoplastic disorders. Flow(More)
Major technological advances in flow cytometry (FC), both for instrumentation and reagents, have emerged over the past few decades. These advances facilitate simultaneous evaluation of more parameters in single cells analyzed at higher speed. Consequently, larger and more complex data files that contain information about tens of parameters for millions of(More)
Pediatric cancer is a relatively rare and heterogeneous group of hematological and non-hematological malignancies which require multiple procedures for its diagnostic screening and classification. Until now, flow cytometry (FC) has not been systematically applied to the diagnostic work-up of such malignancies, particularly for solid tumors. Here we(More)