Hanna M E Salo

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Human embryonic and mesenchymal stem cell therapies may offer significant benefit to a large number of patients. Recently, however, human embryonic stem cell lines cultured on mouse feeder cells were reported to be contaminated by the xeno-carbohydrate N-glycolylneuraminic acid (Neu5Gc) and considered potentially unfit for human therapy. To determine the(More)
The expression of the epitopes recognized by the monoclonal antibodies Tra-1-60 and Tra-1-81 is routinely used to assess the pluripotency status of human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) and induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells. Although it is known that the epitopes recognized by Tra-1-60 and Tra-1-81 are carbohydrates, the exact molecular identity of these(More)
Human mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are adult multipotent progenitor cells. They hold an enormous therapeutic potential, but at the moment there is little information on the properties of MSCs, including their surface structures. In the present study, we analyzed the mesenchymal stem cell glycome by using mass spectrometric profiling as well as a panel of(More)
Heterologous glycoproteins usually do not fold properly in yeast cells and fail to leave the endoplasmic reticulum. Here we show that the Hsp150Delta polypeptide carrier promoted proper folding and secretion of the catalytic ectodomain of rat alpha2,3-sialyltransferase (ST3Ne) in Pichia pastoris. The efficiency of the Hsp150Delta carrier in P. pastoris and(More)
BACKGROUND In contrast to decreasing red blood cell (RBC) consumption in Finland, the use of fresh-frozen plasma (FFP) has been increasing since the 1990s, suggesting that FFP use may not always be optimal. To improve transfusion practices, knowledge of current FFP use and regional, national, and international comparison is necessary. STUDY DESIGN AND(More)
Interactions between selectins and their oligosaccharide-decorated counter-receptors play an important role in the initiation of leukocyte extravasation in inflammation. L-selectin ligands are O-glycosylated with sulphated sialyl Lewis X epitopes (sulpho-sLex). Synthetic sLex oligosaccharides have been shown to inhibit adhesion of lymphocytes to endothelium(More)
The GalNAcbeta1-4GlcNAc determinant (LdN) occurs in some human and bovine glycoconjugates and also in lower vertebrates and invertebrates. It has been found in unsubstituted as well as terminally substituted forms at the distal end of conjugated glycans, but it has not been reported previously at truly internal positions of polylactosamine chains. Here, we(More)
UNLABELLED Cytomegalovirus (CMV) seronegative recipients of kidneys from CMV seropositive donors are at a high risk of CMV infection after transplantation since viruses in the allograft may reactivate in patients without prior immunity. We hypothesized that the genetic background of the graft has an influence on the incidence of infection. Effects of IL10,(More)
Myeloablative conditioning prior to allogeneic stem cell transplantation causes a rapid increase in transferrin saturation and potentially toxic non-transferrin-bound iron (NTBI) in plasma. We have studied the ability of repeatedly administered apotransferrin to maintain this iron in a transferrin-bound form. Twenty adult patients undergoing myeloablative(More)
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