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PURPOSE To assess myeloablative therapy with autologous bone marrow transplantation (ABMT) in younger patients with follicular lymphoma in the hope of prolonging remission duration and survival. PATIENTS AND METHODS Since June 1985, 64 patients with follicular lymphoma have received cyclophosphamide (CY) 60 mg/kg x 2 and total-body irradiation (TBI) 2 Gy(More)
The ligand binding ability of rat osteoclast adhesion receptors was investigated in an attachment assay using osteoclasts disaggregated from bone. Osteoclasts adhered well to the Arg-Gly-Asp (RGD)-containing proteins osteopontin (bone sialoprotein I) and BSP (bone sialoprotein II), vitronectin, fibrinogen, von Willebrand factor, and fibronectin. Osteoclasts(More)
Colony stimulating factors (CSFs) regulate the survival, proliferation and differentiation of haemopoietic progenitor cells, as well as the functional activity of mature cells. Because the osteoclast is derived from haemopoietic tissue, and because osteoblastic cells produce CSFs, we tested the effects of several CSFs on bone resorption by osteoclasts(More)
Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is characterized by the accumulation and deposition of amyloid-beta (Aβ) peptides in the brain. Neuroinflammation occurs in the AD brain and plays a critical role in the neurodegenerative pathology. Particularly, Aβ evokes an inflammatory response that leads to synaptic dysfunction, neuronal death, and neurodegeneration.(More)
The immunophenotype of peripheral blood blast cells was tested in 92 patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), who were diagnosed and treated at single centre, St Bartholomew's Hospital, from 1978-1987 with a standard adriamycin, cytosine arabinoside and 6-thioguanine regimen. Immunological analysis involved standard fluorescence flow cytometry and(More)
A monoclonal antibody (7C6) has been derived against a synthetic bcr peptide and used to study normal bcr gene products. The expression of a bcr phosphoprotein of 130 kd was demonstrated, in addition to the previously identified bcr phosphoprotein of 160 kd. Sequential immunoprecipitation demonstrated that both p160 and p130 had determinants from two(More)
Blast cells from an unselected consecutive series of 84 adults presenting with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) to St Bartholomew's Hospital over a seven year period were tested prospectively by cytogenetic and retrospectively by RT-PCR analysis for the presence of the Ph translocation and bcr-abl mRNA. This combination gave an overall figure of 20.3% for(More)
This study details the investigation of induction of retractile shape change in the osteoclast through inhibition of adhesion between osteoclasts and matrix with (1) peptide analogs bearing an Arg-Gly-Asp (RGD) sequence, (2) antibodies to the integrin alpha V beta 3 vitronectin receptor, and (3) the RGD-containing snake venom peptide echistatin. Osteoclast(More)
A study has been in progress since June 1985 to evaluate the use of myeloablative therapy (cyclophosphamide [60 mg/kg x 2] and total body irradiation [200 cGy x 6]) followed by reinfusion of autologous bone marrow in patients in second or subsequent remission of B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. The marrow mononuclear cell fraction is being treated in vitro(More)
Nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae commonly causes infections in the lower and upper respiratory tract, although the mechanisms of its colonization and persistence in the airways are unclear. Culture filtrates from six clinical isolates of this bacterium were assessed for their abilities to influence neutrophil function in vitro. Each culture filtrate was(More)