J Tavares de Castro

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We describe a method for electron microscopy that combines myeloperoxidase or acid phosphatase cytochemistry with the labelling of cell surface antigens with monoclonal antibodies and colloidal gold. This technique was tested in samples of normal mononuclear cells, leukaemic T cells with a mature or immature phenotype and an acute myeloid leukaemia. This(More)
We carried out cytogenetic analysis in 23 patients with Ph-positive chronic granulocytic leukemia in blast crisis. In all cases the type of blast cell was characterized by cytochemistry, immunologic markers, and ultrastructural studies. Twelve cases were classified as myeloid transformation, six as lymphoid, two as mixed (lymphoid and myeloid), and two were(More)
A systematic analysis of the blast cell population was carried out on samples from 50 patients suffering from blast transformation of chronic granulocytic leukaemia (CGL) (31) and of myelofibrosis (4), acute myelofibrosis (AM) (11) and undifferentiated acute leukaemia (4). Transmission electron microscopy (TEM), used in 41 samples, included: morphology and(More)
A panel of 19 monoclonal antibodies (McAb) and the enzyme terminal transferase (TdT) have been applied to the characterization of poorly differentiated blasts from 50 patients with chronic granulocytic leukaemia (CGL) and myelofibrosis in blast crisis (BC), acute myelofibrosis and undifferentiated leukaemia. These cells were also extensively studied by(More)
The expression of two membrane antigens identified by the monoclonal antibodies (McAb) My9 and 3C5 has been investigated in cells from 80 acute leukemias. My9 was positive in the blasts of 33 out of the 38 (87 per cent) cases of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) tested, regardless of FAB subtype, and in 13 of 18 (72 per cent) cases of chronic granulocytic(More)
We have studied, by ultrastructural morphology and immunocytochemistry, the alterations that occur in cells from the HL60 leukaemia cell line and from patients with CGL following incubation in vitro with 1,25(OH)2D3 for 2-5 days. The main morphological changes observed were in the nuclear shape, the development of autophagic vacuoles and the appearance of a(More)
A case of mixed acute leukaemia with T lymphoblastic, myeloblastic, and monocytic components is described. The use of immunological markers, ultrastructural morphology, cytochemistry, immunochemistry, and combined techniques, simultaneously detecting two markers in individual cells, made it possible to define the different blast cell populations.
We describe a woman in whom the first manifestation of chronic granulocytic leukaemia (CGL) was an osteolytic lesion. Six months later the peripheral blood showed the picture of CGL in blast crisis. Chromosome studies confirmed the diagnosis and immunological and ultrastructural studies demonstrated the presence of two blast populations: basophil blasts and(More)