Grant Risdon

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Unseparated or Ficoll-Hypaque (Pharmacia, Piscataway, NJ)--fractionated human cord blood cells were transplanted into sublethally irradiated severe combined immunodeficient (SCID) mice. High levels of multilineage engraftment, including myeloid and lymphoid lineages, were obtained with 80% of the donor samples as assessed by DNA analysis,(More)
The leukocyte activation marker CD30 is highly expressed on the Reed Sternberg cells of Hodgkin's disease (HD). On normal tissues, CD30 has a restricted expression profile limited to activated T cells, activated B cells, and activated natural killer cells. This expression profile makes CD30 an ideal target for monoclonal antibody (mAb)-based therapies of(More)
Cord blood is increasingly used as an alternative stem cell source for autologous and allogeneic transplantation, particularly in pediatric patients. We therefore adopted our protocol for transplanting human adult bone marrow cells into severe combined immunodeficient (SCID) mice [1] to develop an in vivo model for cord blood hematopoiesis. Intravenous(More)
Induction of alloreactivity in human adult and umbilical cord blood T cells was evaluated in mixed leukocyte culture by exposure to an allogeneic lymphoblastoid line that expresses known costimulatory molecules. Initial exposure to alloantigen-presenting cells (allo-APC) induced strong proliferative responses in both adult and cord blood T cells. However,(More)
On the basis of the success of recent cord blood transplants, we undertook a comparison of the proliferative and cytotoxic potential, following allogeneic stimulation, of E-rosetted T cells from cord blood or adult peripheral blood (PB3) or bone marrow (BM). The magnitude of the proliferative response of cord blood (CB) T cells to alloantigen was greater(More)
Human umbilical cord blood (CB) is increasingly used as an alternative to bone marrow as a source of stem and progenitor cells for pediatric patients. We have evaluated the alloreactive potential of cord blood T cells in vitro. Our findings demonstrate that in a primary mixed leukocyte culture CB T cells demonstrate strong proliferative responses to(More)
Human umbilical cord blood (CB) is being increasingly used both as an alternative to bone marrow to transplant children and for experimental insight into the ontogenic and maturational characteristics of blood cells. We studied the functional and phenotypic characteristics of CB natural killer (NK) cells because of the possibly important role such cells may(More)
Differentiation of CD34(+) haematopoietic stem cells into functional dendritic cells (DC) was investigated using the mAb CMRF-44 and other mAb against DC-associated markers. GM-CSF mobilized peripheral blood stem cells were obtained from healthy donors by leukapheresis. CD34(+) cells were purified using CD34(+)-positive selection,and subsequent(More)
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