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We report that larvae of the wax moth (Galleria mellonella) are susceptible to infection with the human enteropathogen Yersinia pseudotuberculosis at 37 degrees C. Confocal microscopy demonstrated that in the initial stages of infection the bacteria were taken up into haemocytes. To evaluate the utility of this model for screening Y. pseudotuberculosis(More)
PURPOSE To compare the clinicopathologic features of the histologic and immunophenotypic subgroups of lymphocyte predominant Hodgkin's disease. METHODS AND MATERIALS A retrospective review of 64 patients with lymphocyte predominant Hodgkin's disease treated at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute, Melbourne, was performed. Nodular and diffuse histological(More)
High-dose prochlorperazine 0.8 mg/kg administered intravenously 30 min pre and 7 h 30 min post the initial dose of emetogenic chemotherapy was compared to high-dose metoclopramide 2 mg/kg over 20 min every 2 h for five doses starting 30 min prior to chemotherapy in a randomised, double-blind, parallel subjects design study. On the prochlorperazine arm(More)
In 44 out of 758 patients (5.8%) with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma presenting between 1971 and 1982, the central nervous system (CNS) was involved. Patients with a diffuse histology had a 7.6% (34/449) incidence of CNS involvement compared to 3.9% (10/257) for patients with nodular lymphoma. In 63% of patients there was evidence of progressive systemic lymphoma(More)
A study of 260 patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) who underwent bilateral bone marrow biopsy at initial diagnosis showed marrow disease in 99 (38%) cases. The highest incidence of disease (83%) was seen in small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL) and the lowest (19%) in diffuse large cell lymphoma (DLCL). Among cases with positive marrows, disease was(More)
Many genes have been listed as putatively essential for bacterial viability in the Database of Essential Genomes (DEG), although few have been experimentally validated. By prioritising targets according to the criteria suggested by the Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) Targets database, we have developed a modified down-selection tool to(More)
We have previously demonstrated that, while most enzymatic formation of 5-methylcytosine in the DNA of mammalian cells occurs very shortly after strand synthesis, there is also a minor fraction of methylation which occurs in some DNA sequences up to at least several hours after strand synthesis. Using a human cell line, we have examined the effects on these(More)
Cytogenetic studies of non-Hodgkin's lymphomas (NHL) have revealed a nonrandom translocation, t(14;18)(q32;q21), to be strongly correlated with follicular histology. In our recent study of 149 cases of NHL, 68 cases had a t(14;18). Forty-four of these were follicular and 24 diffuse. In the majority of cases (90%) there were additional chromosome(More)
PURPOSE To compare complete response rates, time to failure, survival, and toxicity for patients with intermediate-grade non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) treated with cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisolone (CHOP) versus those treated with a regimen consisting of methotrexate, doxorubicin, cyclophosphamide, vincristine, prednisolone, and(More)
A 68-year-old woman presented with haematological changes of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia and acute monocytic leukaemia. This diagnosis was confirmed by identification of cell surface markers for T and B lymphocytes and the identification of abnormal immunoglobulins and lysozyme in serum and urine.