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The first photographs ever returned from the surface of Mars were obtained by two facsimile cameras aboard the Viking 1 lander, including black-and-white and color, 0.12 degrees and 0.04 degrees resolution, and monoscopic and stereoscopic images. The surface, on the western slopes of Chtyse Planitia, is a boulder-strewn deeply reddish desert, with distant(More)
Viking 2 lander began imaging the surface of Mars at Utopia Planitia on 3 September 1976. The surface is a boulder-strewn reddish desert cut by troughs that probably form a polygonal network. A plateau can be seen to the east of the spacecraft, which for the most probable lander location is approximately the direction of a tongue of ejecta from the crater(More)
Data on the application of donor lymphocyte infusions (DLIs) following reduced-intensity transplantation (RIT) remain limited. Persistence of host antigen-presenting cells might increase the efficacy or toxicity of cellular immunotherapies. We report the results of dose-escalating DLIs in 46 patients undergoing RIT, who received a total of 109 infusions to(More)
Reduced-intensity allogeneic stem cell transplantation (RIC-AlloSCT) is being increasingly considered for patients with aggressive lymphoma, but limited evidence exists in mantle cell lymphoma (MCL). We report a retrospective study of transplant outcomes of RIC-AlloSCT for MCL in 70 patients (median age, 48 years, range: 30-67 years), with 57 patients(More)
The latent membrane protein-2 (LMP2) of Epstein-Barr virus is a potential target for T-cell receptor (TCR) gene therapy of Hodgkin lymphoma and nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Here, we modified a human leukocyte antigen-A2-restricted, LMP2-specific TCR to achieve efficient expression following retroviral TCR gene transfer. The unmodified TCR was poorly expressed(More)
PURPOSE The role of allogeneic transplantation with reduced-intensity conditioning in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is currently unclear, with relatively little published data. We report the outcome of reduced-intensity transplantation (RIT) in a cohort of 48 consecutive patients with relapsed/refractory DLBCL (30 patients with de novo disease and(More)
We have previously described the functional activity of a human TCR specific for an HLA-A2-presented peptide derived from the Wilms tumor Ag 1 (WT1). Recent studies showed that the expression and function of human TCR was improved by the introduction of an additional disulfide bond between the alpha- and beta-chains or by the exchange of the human constant(More)
BACKGROUND The Wilms' tumor antigen (WT1) is an attractive target for immunotherapy of leukemia. In the past, we isolated and characterized the specificity and function of a WT1-specific T-cell receptor. The goal of this translational study was to develop a safe and efficient WT1-T-cell receptor retroviral vector for an adoptive immunotherapy trial with(More)
Immunoglobulin and IgG subclass measurements were made on sera from 37 children thought to have asthma whose chronic chest symptoms were unexplained by allergy. There was a higher proportion of low or low-normal levels of IgG subclasses 1, 2, and 4 in these children than in normal children. Those who had low serum IgG values on initial measurement had a(More)
OBJECTIVES In unipolar depression, the action of early life events has been shown to be linked to a deficit in accessing details of such autobiographical events ('overgeneral memory'). In this study, we test whether a similar deficit can be observed in post-psychotic depression (PPD) in first-episode psychosis. METHOD A group of 29 patients were followed(More)