Karen E. Rosell

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Acute myelogenous leukaemia (AML) blasts transmigrate in response to SDF-1alpha. AMD3100, a novel bicyclam molecule which inhibits stromal-derived factor (SDF)-1alpha/CXCR4 interactions, inhibited the transmigration of AML blasts and inhibited outgrowth of leukemia colony forming units. AMD3100 did not abrogate stroma-mediated protection from(More)
In this work, effects of bortezomib on apoptosis, clonal progenitor growth, cytokine production, and NF-κB expression in patients with MDS with cytopenias requiring transfusion support are examined. Bortezomib increased apoptosis in marrow mononuclear cells but had no effects on CFU-GM, BFU-E, or CFU-L content. No consistent effects on NF-κB activation in(More)
How leukemia progenitors interact with marrow microenvironment components is poorly understood. In this work, the effects of endothelial coculture on acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) blast survival is examined as are the effects of endothelial coculture on the impact of a cytotoxic agent such as cytarabine. Similar to marrow stromal cells, endothelial cells(More)
Burkitt's lymphoma cell lines have been important in vitro models for studying the pathogenesis of Burkitt's lymphoma (BL) and for exploring new treatment strategies. A new EBV(-) Burkitt's lymphoma cell line (GA-10) was established from a patient with a clinically aggressive, chemorefractory BL and characterized. Although functional p-glycoprotein could(More)
Quercetin and flavopiridol, both flavonoids which influence oxidative milieu, proliferation, and apoptosis of various cell types, were examined for their effects on acute myelogenous leukemic cells and normal progenitors. Both quercetin and flavopiridol inhibited the growth and viability of various acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) cell lines and AML blasts(More)
A phase I study utilizing decitabine (DAC) followed by the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitor, rapamycin, in patients with relapsed/refractory adult AML was undertaken to assess safety and feasibility. Patients received DAC 20mg/m(2) intravenously daily for 5 days followed by rapamycin from day 6 to day 25 at doses of 2 mg, 4 mg, and 6 mg/day in(More)
AIMS Interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma) has been shown to upregulate MHC class I and II expression, and to promote generation of specific antitumor immune responses. We hypothesized that intratumoral administration of an IFN-gamma gene transfer vector facilitates its enhanced local production and may activate effector cells locally. We conducted a phase I(More)
Ultrastructural studies of marrow and examination of the in vivo processes of stem cell homing and mobilization show that multipotential hematopoietic progenitors are able to traverse endothelial cells. The regulation of this process by various classes of chemokines was studied in this report, using an in vitro model of transendothelial migration. Human(More)
The successful eradication of cancer cells in the setting of minimal residual disease may require targeting of metastatic tumor deposits that evade the immune system. We combined the targeting flexibility and specificity of mAbs with the immune effector function of the chemokine RANTES to target established tumor deposits. We describe the construction of an(More)
Algae preparations are commonly used in alternative medicine. We examined the effects of algae extracts on normal hematopoietic cells and leukemia cells. Ethanol extracts were prepared of Dunaliella salina (Dun), Astaxanthin (Ast), Spirulina platensis (Spir), and Aphanizomenon flos-aquae (AFA). Cell viability effects were completed by Annexin staining. Ast(More)