Jane S. Burgess

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We investigated the use of adoptively transferred donor-derived cytomegalovirus (CMV) specific cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL) as immune reconstitution postallogeneic transplant in a phase 2 study. Fifty patients were infused with a single dose of 2 × 10(7)cells/m(2) after day 28 post-transplant. Twenty-six patients reactivated CMV posttransplant (only 5(More)
UNLABELLED Development of a limitless source of β cells for xenotransplantation into patients suffering type 1 diabetes and renal failure that can control their diabetes and provide normal renal function in one procedure would be a major achievement. For the islet tissue to survive transplantation, as an islet-kidney composite graft this would have(More)
OBJECTIVE Identifying a limitless source of β-cells that survive transplantation into a neovascularised site and provide normal blood glucose control remains an important goal in the development of pancreatic islet xenotransplantation. It was our hypothesis that fetal porcine pancreas fragments could achieve these objectives, and this was tested in a large(More)
Uncontrolled cytomegalovirus (CMV) reactivation after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation causes significant morbidity and mortality. Adoptive transfer of CMV-specific cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) is a promising therapy to treat reactivation and prevent viral disease. In this article, we describe the generation of clinical-grade(More)
BACKGROUND In this study we hypothesised that proliferation, and the increased expression of G(1)-phase cyclins (D1, E) and phosphorylated retinoblastoma protein (p-Rb) is restricted to the early period of synchronized cyst growth in autosomal-recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD). METHODS Lewis polycystic kidney disease (lpk) rats (model of ARPKD;(More)
The in vitro study of stem-cell-stromal-cell interactions has previously been made possible by the existence of a technique for long-term murine marrow culture, but the occurrence of both stem cells and stromal cells in fresh bone marrow (BM) explants and the heterogeneity of stromal cells have delayed functional categorization. Therefore, single-cell(More)
The ability of bone marrow stroma cells of normal WCB6F1 (+/+) mice versus their congenic Sl/Sld stromal-defective littermates to support sustained proliferation and leukemic transformation of the growth factor-dependent myeloid cell line FDC-P1 was studied. Extensive proliferation of factor-dependent cells occurred on (+/+) normal long-term marrow culture(More)
The molecular mechanisms by which corticosteroids affect fluid and electrolyte balance have yet to be fully elucidated. The apical amiloride-sensitive electrogenic epithelial sodium channel (ENaC) has been shown to have a central role in corticosteroid-mediated sodium transport in the distal colon. The acute response of the α-, β- and γ ENaC subunit genes(More)
BACKGROUND The Westran pig has been purposely inbred for use in xenotransplantation. The herd originated in the wild from a limited gene pool and has been inbred by repeated full-sib matings for nine generations. METHODS The aim of this study was to evaluate the level of inbreeding by functional assays, such as bi-directional MLR and reciprocal skin(More)
Sirolimus is a member of a novel class of immunosuppressant drug that potently suppresses T cell proliferation and expansion by inhibition of the Target of Rapamycin Complex 1 (TORC1) protein kinase. Sirolimus also has anti-proliferative effects on intrinsic cells of the kidney, and increasing evidence suggests that it may have a therapeutic role in(More)