Harry Kaltsidis

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The next generation of candidate HIV vaccines include replicating vectors selected for tropism to mucosal sites, where an efficacious T cell response will be required to limit T cell replication and HIV associated CD4 T cell loss. To fully assess immunogenicity of such candidates, there is a need to develop robust quality controlled analysis of gut derived(More)
We have characterized an assay measuring CD8 T cell-mediated inhibition of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) type 1 replication, demonstrating specificity and reproducibility and employing a panel of primary HIV-1 isolates. The assay uses relatively simple autologous cell culture and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, avoids generation of T cell clones,(More)
BACKGROUND Pancreatic carcinoma is often inoperable, carries a poor prognosis, and is commonly complicated by malignant biliary obstruction. Phase I/II studies have demonstrated good safety and early stent patency using endoscopic biliary radiofrequency ablation (RFA) as an adjunct to self-expanding metal stent (SEMS) insertion for biliary decompression. (More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the diagnostic utility of single-operator peroral cholangioscopy (SOC) in patients with sclerosing cholangitis. METHODS All patients with sclerosing cholangitis who underwent SOC procedures due to suspicious biliary strictures, in one Swedish and four UK tertiary centers in 2008-2012, were retrospectively enrolled. For each SOC(More)
BACKGROUND Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is a lethal disease. Novel biomarkers are required to aid treatment decisions and improve patient outcomes. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are potentially ideal diagnostic biomarkers, as they are stable molecules, and tumour and tissue specific. RESULTS Logistic regression analysis revealed an endoscopic-ultrasound(More)
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