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Mutant p21-ras proteins contain sequences that distinguish them from normal ras, and represent unique epitopes for T-cell recognition of antigen-bearing tumour cells. Here, we examined the capacity of CD4+ and CD8+ T cells, generated simultaneously by mutant-ras-peptide vaccination of a pancreatic-adenocarcinoma patient, to recognize and lyse autologous(More)
The S100A4 protein, which is involved in the metastasis process, is a member of the S100 superfamily of Ca-binding proteins. Members of this family are multifunctional signaling proteins with dual extra and intracellular functions involved in the regulation of diverse cellular processes. Several studies have established a correlation between S100A4 protein(More)
Human tumors contain populations of both cancerous and host immune cells whose malignant signaling interactions may define each patient's disease trajectory. We used multiplexed phospho-flow cytometry to profile single cells within human follicular lymphoma tumors and discovered a subpopulation of lymphoma cells with impaired B cell antigen receptor (BCR)(More)
Bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) are members of the TGF-β superfamily. TGF-β can affect class switch recombination in human B cells, but whether BMPs also play a role have not been tested. We investigated the functional effects of exogenously added BMPs on CD27(-) naive and CD27(+) memory B cells from healthy donors. BMP-2, -4, -6 and -7 inhibited(More)
We have characterized several stages of normal human B cell development in adult bone marrow by gene expression profiling of hemopoietic stem cells, early B (E-B), pro-B, pre-B, and immature B cells, using RNA amplification and Lymphochip cDNA microarrays (n = 6). Hierarchical clustering of 758 differentially expressed genes clearly separated the five(More)
Bone morphogenetic proteins (BMP) are multifunctional cytokines that belong to the TGF-beta superfamily. BMP have been shown to regulate haematopoietic stem cells, B lymphopoiesis and early thymocyte differentiation. In the present study we explored the role of BMP-6 in Jurkat TAg cells. BMP-6 rapidly induced phosphorylation of Smad1/5/8, p38 and ERK1/2,(More)
Protein kinase C (PKC) is a family of serine/threonine protein kinases involved in many cellular responses. Although the analysis of PKC activity in many systems has provided crucial insights to its biologic function, the precise role of different isoforms on the differentiation of normal hematopoietic progenitor cells into the various lineages remains to(More)
Several gene-expression signatures predict survival in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), but the lack of practical methods for genome-scale analysis has limited translation to clinical practice. We built and validated a simple model using one gene expressed by tumor cells and another expressed by host immune cells, assessing added prognostic value to(More)
The recently cloned murine flt3 ligand (FL) was studied for its ability to stimulate the growth of primitive (Lin-Sca-1+) and more committed (Lin-Sca-1-) murine bone marrow progenitor cells, alone and in combination with other hematopoietic growth factors (HGFs). Whereas FL was a weak proliferative stimulator alone, it potently synergized with a number of(More)
Dasatinib inhibits B-cell receptor-Abelson murine leukemia viral oncogene homologue 1, Src, and other tyrosine kinases. Few studies have addressed the impact of dasatinib on normal blood cells, especially in vivo. Here we show that dasatinib leads to a reduced number of human CD19+ peripheral B cells owing to a strong induction of apoptosis. In contrast, no(More)