Johann Greil

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The paper reviews the data available in the literature and describes the authors' observation of solid pseudopapillary tumor of the pancreas in a 33-year-old woman. Microscopically, the tumor, 2.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm in size, appeared predominantly as solid areas and solitary pseudopapillae comprising monomorphic round and oval cells with a light cytoplasm and(More)
Chromosomal rearrangements of the human MLL gene are a hallmark for aggressive (high-risk) pediatric, adult and therapy-associated acute leukemias. These patients need to be identified in order to subject these patients to appropriate therapy regimen. A recently developed long-distance inverse PCR method was applied to genomic DNA isolated from individual(More)
BACKGROUND The main features of severe congenital neutropenia are the onset of severe bacterial infections early in life, a paucity of mature neutrophils, and an increased risk of leukemia. In many patients, the genetic causes of severe congenital neutropenia are unknown. METHODS We performed genomewide genotyping and linkage analysis on two(More)
We performed HLA-mismatched stem cell transplantation with megadoses of purified positively selected mobilized peripheral blood CD34+ progenitor cells (PBPC) from related adult donors in 39 children lacking an otherwise suitable donor. The patients received a mean number of 20.7 ± 9.8 × 106/kg purified CD34+ and a mean number of 15.5 ± 20.4 × 103/kg CD3+ T(More)
The AF-4 gene on human chromosome 4q21 is involved in reciprocal translocations to the ALL-1 gene on chromosome 11q23, which are associated with acute lymphoblastic leukaemias. A set of recombinant phage carrying genomic fragments for the coding region and flanking sequences of the AF-4 gene were isolated. Phage inserts were assembled into four contigs with(More)
The chromosomal translocation t(4;11) marks infant acute lymphoblastic leukemia associated with a particularly dismal prognosis. The leukemogenic role of the corresponding fusion gene MLL-AF4 is not well understood. We show that transient inhibition of MLL-AF4 expression with small interfering RNAs impairs the proliferation and clonogenicity of the t(4;(More)
Multipotent mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC) have immunomodulatory effects. The aim of this study was to demonstrate safety and feasibility of MSC transfusion in pediatric patients who had undergone allogeneic stem cell transplantation from MMFD, MUD, MMUD and MSD. Patients with posttransplant complications based on deregulated immune effector cells who may(More)
Transplantation of T- and B-cell depleted allografts from haploidentical family donors was evaluated within a prospective phase II trial in children with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, acute myeloid leukaemia and advanced myelodysplastic syndrome (n = 46). 20 patients had active disease; 19 patients received a second or third stem cell transplantation(More)
PURPOSE Reactivation of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) after allogeneic stem-cell transplantation (SCT) can lead to severe life-threatening infections and trigger post-transplantation lymphoproliferative disease (PTLD). Since EBV-specific T cells could prevent PTLD, cellular immunotherapy has been a promising treatment option. However, generation of(More)
Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) has improved over the last few decades. However, viral infections are often refractory to pharmacologic treatment and require alternative treatment strategies such as immunotherapy. Adenovirus (AdV) is th predominant disease-causing pathogen in pediatric HSCT. In a clinical trial, we analyzed safety and(More)