Henrik Griesser

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The role of the cell-surface molecule CTLA-4 in the regulation of T cell activation has been controversial. Here, lymph nodes and spleens of CTLA-4-deficient mice accumulated T cell blasts with up-regulated activation markers. These blast cells also infiltrated liver, heart, lung, and pancreas tissue, and amounts of serum immunoglobulin were elevated. The(More)
T cell receptor beta (TcR beta) chain gene rearrangements have been reported in cases of angioimmunoblastic lymphadenopathy (AILD) and provided evidence for the presence of clonal T cell proliferations in this disorder. Twenty-three cases of AILD and two cases of hyperimmune reaction (HR) were investigated. In the two HR cases, essentially the same(More)
Alterations of the human MSH2 gene, a homologue of the bacterial MutS mismatch repair gene, co–segregate with the majority of hereditary non–polyposis colon cancer (HNPCC) cases. We have generated homozygous MSH2−/− mice. Surprisingly, these mice were found to be viable, produced offspring in a mendelian ratio and bred through at least two generations.(More)
We have used a single-cell based polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification technique to examine the gene expression pattern in single Hodgkin's and Reed-Sternberg (H&RS) cells from seven patients with Hodgkin's disease. Single cells were isolated from lymph nodes obtained at diagnosis (5 of 7 patients) or in first or second relapse (2 of 7 patients).(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The occurrence of myeloid leukaemia in patients with systemic mastocytosis is a well recognised phenomenon. However, the pathophysiological basis of such a coevolution has not been clarified. Recent data have shown that the c-kit mutation Asp 816 to Val is detectable in neoplastic mast cells in most patients with systemic mastocytosis,(More)
To further understand the structural diversity and function of the human T cell-specific gamma gene, 20 human gamma gene cDNA from both thymocyte and peripheral blood T lymphocyte libraries were sequenced and analyzed. Evidence of greater germ-line multiplicity and more extensive use of junctional flexibility, N-region diversity and perhaps D gamma gene(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to confirm the superior efficacy of estriol containing pessaries compared to placebo in the treatment of vaginal atrophy. STUDY DESIGN In a prospective, multicenter, randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study, 436 postmenopausal women with vaginal atrophy (vaginal maturation index, VMI<40%; vaginal pH>5; most(More)
T-cell rich, small lymphoid infiltrates of the skin may cause considerable problems in the differential diagnosis of reactive versus neoplastic lymphoproliferations, particularly when they lack the morphologic and immunophenotypical criteria for a malignant lymphoma. We did histologic, immunohistologic, and gene rearrangement studies on 10 biopsies from(More)
Tyrosine phosphorylation is an important regulator of cell growth and differentiation reflecting the interaction of protein tyrosine kinases (PTK) and protein tyrosine phosphatases (PTP). Although excessive PTK activity can result in hematopoietic cell transformation, perturbation of either of these two modulators may result in uncontrolled cell growth.(More)
CD30 is found on Reed-Sternberg cells of Hodgkin's disease and on a variety of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma cells and is up-regulated on cells after Epstein-Barr virus, human T cell leukemia virus, and HIV infections. We report here that the thymus in CD30-deficient mice contains elevated numbers of thymocytes. Activation-induced death of thymocytes after CD3(More)