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Allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (BMT) offers the only potential for long-term control of chronic myelogenous leukemia. From November 1992 to August 1994, we prospectively studied five pediatric patients with Philadelphia chromosome-positive chronic myelogenous leukemia, a unique finding in Taiwan, who were treated with allogeneic BMT at different(More)
Amino acid residues in the metal-binding and putative substrate-binding sites of Escherichia coli methionine aminopeptidase (MAP) were mutated, and their effects on the function of the enzyme were investigated. Substitution of any amino acid residue at the metal-binding site resulted in complete loss of the two cobalt ions bound to the protein and(More)
We have reported the prevalence of a fulminant hemophagocytic syndrome (HS) in previously healthy young children in Taiwan, most of which probably represent a lethal form of primary or active Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection. To further confirm their EBV association, in situ EBV hybridization (ISH) was performed on tissue biopsies from 15 pediatric HS(More)
We evaluated the role of endogenous angiotensin II and III (ANG II and ANG III) at the rostral nucleus reticularis ventrolateralis (NRVL) in the modulation of baroreceptor reflex (BRR) response and the subtype of angiotensin receptors involved in this process. Adult male Sprague-Dawley rats anesthetized and maintained with pentobarbital sodium were used.(More)
Fifteen patients (nine male, six female) with severe aplastic anemia (SAA) undergoing HLA-identical allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (BMT) received preparative regimens consisting of cyclophosphamide and total lymphoid irradiation. Patients were aged from eight to 26 years (median 15 years). Prophylaxis of graft versus host disease (GVHD) including(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the prevalence of and risk factors for abnormal glucose tolerance in transfusion-dependent beta-thalassemic patients. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS A total of 89 transfusion-dependent beta-thalassemic patients were interviewed. Diabetes was previously diagnosed in 14 of them. In the remaining 75 patients, 68 participated in an oral(More)
To improve treatment results for children with de novo acute myeloid leukemia (AML), we introduced a novel protocol, Taiwan Pediatric Oncology Group-AML-97A, for AML other than acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL), for which modified conventional protocols were used. From January 1, 1997, to December 31, 2002, 141 children younger than 17 years old with de(More)
The Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), or human herpesvirus-6 (HHV-6) associated haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, has been found prevalent in Taiwan; it affects previously healthy children and is always fatal when treated only supportively. Recognition of the underlying pathogenesis for this disease prompted adoption of an immunomodulatory regimen of intravenous(More)
Ten cases of pediatric fulminant hemophagocytic syndrome, encountered between 1986 and 1989, are described. They occurred in the summer, and the patients presented with fever, jaundice, hepatosplenomegaly, pancytopenia, coagulopathy, and abnormal liver function. Bone marrow studies revealed infiltration by atypical T-lymphoid cells, rare B immunoblasts, and(More)