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Idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES) is a myeloproliferative disease of unknown etiology. Recently, it has been reported that imatinib mesylate (Gleevec), an inhibitor of Bcr-Abl kinase useful in the treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia, is also effective in treating HES; however, the molecular target of imatinib in HES is unknown. This report(More)
Homeodomain transcription factor Nkx2.2 is required for the final differentiation of the beta-cells in the pancreas and for the production of insulin. Nkx2.2 is expressed in islet cell precursors during pancreatic development and persists in a subset of mature islet cells including all beta-cells. To understand the mechanisms regulating the expression of(More)
Nine Down's syndrome (DS) children, four with acute leukemia, one with acute leukemia as well as rhabdomyosarcoma, and four with other hematologic disorders, were analyzed for constitutional and acquired chromosomal aberrations. Acquired clonal chromosomal aberrations were identified only in the acute leukemia cases, and four of the five acute leukemia(More)
The emergence and spread of multidrug-resistant gram-positive bacteria represent a serious clinical problem. Telavancin is a novel lipoglycopeptide antibiotic that possesses rapid in vitro bactericidal activity against a broad spectrum of clinically relevant gram-positive pathogens. Here we demonstrate that telavancin's antibacterial activity derives from(More)
This study examined the effect of thymoglobulin induction therapy on leukocyte population dynamics in kidney transplant patients. Patients receiving standard immunosuppression were compared with those who received additional thymoglobulin at the time of kidney transplantation. Thymoglobulin induction led to an immediate and significant decrease of all T(More)
A limited number of rare missense mutations in exons 16 and 17 of the amyloid precursor protein (APP) gene have been reported. They are associated with a variety of phenotypes including cerebral haemorrhage, multi-infarct dementia and Alzheimer's disease. We recently reported an alanine to valine mutation in codon 713 in a single case of chronic familial(More)
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