Jirí Jelínek

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Epidemics of tick-borne encephalitis involving thousands of humans occur annually in the forested regions of Europe and Asia. Despite the importance of this disease, the underlying basis for the development of encephalitis remains undefined. Here, we prove the key role of CD8(+) T-cells in the immunopathology of tick-borne encephalitis, as demonstrated by(More)
Aplastic anemia, myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and chronic myeloproliferative diseases (MPD) are stem cell disorders. There is no clear-cut demarcation of them. Hypoplastic MDS displays features of aplastic anemia and MDS, on the other side mixed myelodysplastic and myeloproliferative syndromes (MDS-MPS) develop. In our collection of 566 MDS patients,(More)
The Bordetella adenylate cyclase toxin-hemolysin (CyaA; also called ACT or AC-Hly) targets CD11b-expressing phagocytes and translocates into their cytosol an adenylyl cyclase (AC) that hijacks cellular signaling by conversion of ATP to cyclic AMP (cAMP). Intriguingly, insertion of large passenger peptides removes the enzymatic activity but not the(More)
Cell surface receptors for human gammaG antibodies directed against bacterial antigens were demonstrated on human neutrophils using an in vitro bacteriocidal-phagocytic assay. These results were confirmed by adherence of sensitized erythrocytes to monolayers of neutrophils or monocytes. Erythrocytes sensitized indirectly with antibacterial gammaG antibodies(More)
Leukemic blasts of two patients with acute leukemia exhibited similar characteristics. They were heterogeneous in size with a diameter of 14-30 microns in smears and unclassifiable by morphological, cytochemical, immunophenotypic and ultrastructural examinations. Cytogenetic examinations of both revealed a near-tetraploid karyotype. Blasts from both(More)
A chromosomal clone with unbalanced translocation resulting in partial trisomy of segment 1q22-qter and partial monosomy of segment 6p21-pter was revealed by fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) using a panel of different whole chromosome painting probes. The pathologic clone appeared after sequential chemotherapy treatment for AML-M5 when the patient(More)