Jeffrey H. Lipton

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Cell-based therapies require a reliable source of cells that can be easily grown, undergo directed differentiation, and remain viable after transplantation. Here, we generated stably transformed murine ES (embryonic stem) cells that express a constitutively active form of myocyte enhancer factor 2C (MEF2CA). MEF2C has been implicated as a calcium-dependent(More)
A previously healthy, 21-year-old female presented with acute dermatomyositis. Chest X-ray revealed bilateral hilar adenopathy, and mediastinal lymph node biopsy demonstrated noncaseating granulomata compatible with sarcoidosis. The patient improved spontaneously. The significance of bilateral hilar adenopathy in association with dermatomyositis and(More)
Ponatinib is the only currently approved tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) that suppresses all BCR-ABL1 single mutants in Philadelphia chromosome-positive (Ph(+)) leukemia, including the recalcitrant BCR-ABL1(T315I) mutant. However, emergence of compound mutations in a BCR-ABL1 allele may confer ponatinib resistance. We found that clinically reported BCR-ABL1(More)
OBJECTIVE The experience of cancer and its treatment by bone marrow transplantation (BMT) can enhance the salience of one's status as a patient in the evolution of self-concept. Illness and the patient role can come to dominate the sense of self, resulting in feelings of hopelessness, helplessness, and distress ("engulfment"). Illness-induced lifestyle(More)
Copyright: © 2016 Al-blooshi R, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Abstract We report a case of a young male with chronic phase CML who despite(More)
The mechanism of action of imatinib is known to involve the Fas-mediated apoptosis pathway. Consequently inter-individual variations in this apoptosis pathway might be associated with imatinib response or resistance. This study attempted to focus on eight genotypes in the apoptosis pathway including FAS (rs1800682, rs2229521, rs2234767 and rs2234978), FASLG(More)
Invasive mold infections (IMI) are among the most devastating complications following chemotherapy and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), with high mortality rates. Yet, the molecular basis for human susceptibility to invasive aspergillosis (IA) and mucormycosis remain poorly understood. Herein, we aimed to characterize the immune profile of(More)
INTRODUCTION Chronic myelogenous leukemia is often treated using tyrosine kinase inhibitors such as dasatinib. Here we describe a rare case of inflammatory myopathy in a patient with chronic myelogenous leukemia treated with the tyrosine kinase inhibitor dasatinib. CASE PRESENTATION A 69-year-old Caucasian man with imatinib-resistant chronic myelogenous(More)
KEY CLINICAL MESSAGE Gastric antral vascular ectasia (GAVE) has been reported very rarely in imatinib-treated gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) and scleroderma/pulmonary hypertension patients. We present the first report of a case of GAVE in a chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) patient after treatment with imatinib. This diagnosis should be considered in(More)
According to the Person x Situation theoretical framework, people adjust their coping to address the unique challenges of encountered stressors. Whether their strategies fit or appropriately address these stressor challenges influences adjustment. We examined the fit between pre-treatment stressors reported by hematological cancer patients awaiting(More)