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Loss of response to a gluten-free diet (refractory sprue) and ulcerative jejunitis are complications of celiac disease that may progress to enteropathy-associated T-cell lymphoma (EATL). Both conditions are characterized by the presence of a nonlymphomatous monoclonal T-cell population in the enteropathic mucosa. In EATL, a similar monoclonal population(More)
The spatio-temporal expression of gap junction connexins (Cx) was investigated and correlated with the progression of cell cycle control in regenerating soleus muscle of Wistar rats. Notexin caused a selective myonecrosis followed by the complete recapitulation of muscle differentiation in vivo, including the activation, commitment, proliferation,(More)
BACKGROUND Regulatory T cells (Tregs) have an essential role in tolerance and immune regulation. However, few and controversial data have been published to date on the role and number of these cells in atopic dermatitis (AD). OBJECTIVES To investigate the number of CD4+CD25+FOXP3+ Tregs and interleukin 10-producing T regulatory type 1 (Tr1) cells in(More)
In this study the authors explored the value of immunostaining for follicular center B-cell markers, BCL-6 and CD10, in paraffin sections as a tool for the differential diagnosis of B-cell lymphomas. The cases studied comprised reactive lymphoid hyperplasia (RLH; n = 19), follicular lymphoma (FL; n = 50), low-grade mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT)(More)
Improved cytomorphology of semithin resin sections over paraffin wax embedded sections may be important in diagnostic haematopathology. However, resin embedding can make immunohistochemical antigen detection or DNA isolation for clonal gene rearrangement assays difficult. This review describes the processing of bone marrow biopsies using buffered(More)
Structural alterations in the meshwork of follicular dendritic cells (FDCs) are frequently found in malignant lymphomas. Formaldehyde fixation and paraffin embedding, however, have long prevented consistent detection of FDCs. Wet heat-induced epitope retrieval in Dako Target Retrieval Solution (TRS) (pH 6.0) enabled the reliable detection of FDCs through(More)
Splenic marginal zone lymphoma is a rare disease, accounting for 1% of all lymphomas. We reviewed our single center experience of 13 patients with splenic marginal zone lymphoma (SMZL). Based on the prognostic model developed by Intergruppo Italiano Linfomi, 31% (4/13) of our patients had good, 38% (5/13) had intermediate and 31% (4/13) had a poor(More)
The paired box containing gene PAX-5 encodes the transcription factor BSAP (B-cell-specific activator protein), which plays a key role in B-lymphocyte development. Despite its known involvement in a rare subtype of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL), a detailed examination of BSAP expression in NHL has not been previously reported. In this study, we analyzed(More)
Anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) is composed of large, frequently bizarre, cells of T- or null-cell phenotype that show a preferential sinusoidal growth pattern and consistent CD30 positivity. Whether these tumors represent a single entity or several, and what the exact cell origin, is controversial. Recently, granzyme B, a cytotoxic granule component,(More)