Filip Callewaert

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BACKGROUND Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is characterized by high individual variability in clinical course and the need for therapy. Differentiation of prognostic subgroups is based primarily on the mutation status of the genes for the variable region of the immunoglobulin heavy chain (IGHV). The time- and labor-intensive nature of this analysis(More)
ALX-0681 is a therapeutic Nanobody targeting the A1-domain of von Willebrand factor (vWF). It inhibits the interaction between ultra-large vWF and platelet GpIb-IX-V, which plays a crucial role in the pathogenesis of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP). This study reports the efficacy and safety profile of ALX-0681 in a baboon model of acquired TTP.(More)
BACKGROUND Acquired thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) is caused by aggregation of platelets on ultralarge von Willebrand factor multimers. This microvascular thrombosis causes multiorgan ischemia with potentially life-threatening complications. Daily plasma exchange and immunosuppressive therapies induce remission, but mortality and morbidity due to(More)
BACKGROUND ZAP-70 has been proposed as a surrogate marker for immunoglobulin heavy-chain variable region (IgV(H)) mutation status, which is known as a prognostic marker in B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). The flow cytometric analysis of ZAP-70 suffers from difficulties in standardization and interpretation. We applied the Kolmogorov-Smirnov (KS)(More)
Background: Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is characterized by high individual variability in clinical course and the need for therapy. Differentiation of prognostic subgroups is based primarily on the mutation status of the genes for the variable region of immunoglobulin heavy chain (IGHV). The timeand labor-intensive nature of this analysis(More)
ALX-0681 is a therapeutic Nanobody targeting the A1-domain of VWF. It inhibits the interaction between ultra-large VWF and platelet GpIb-IX-V, which plays a crucial role in the pathogenesis of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP). In the present study, we report the efficacy and safety profile of ALX-0681 in a baboon model of acquired TTP. In this(More)
Rabies virus causes lethal brain infection in about 61000 people per year. Each year, tens of thousands of people receive anti-rabies prophylaxis with plasma-derived immunoglobulins and vaccine soon after exposure. Anti-rabies immunoglobulins are however expensive and have limited availability. VHH are the smallest antigen-binding functional fragments of(More)
Background: Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is characterized by high individual variability in clinical course and the need for therapy. Differentiation of prognostic subgroups is based primarily on the mutation status of the genes for the variable region of immunoglobulin heavy chain (IGHV). The timeand labor-intensive nature of this analysis(More)
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