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T cells that accompany allogeneic hematopoietic grafts for treating leukemia enhance engraftment and mediate the graft-versus-leukemia effect. Unfortunately, alloreactive T cells also cause graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). T cell depletion prevents GVHD but increases the risk of graft rejection and leukemic relapse. In human transplants, we show that(More)
The air we breathe is filled with thousands of fungal spores (conidia) per cubic metre, which in certain composting environments can easily exceed 10(9) per cubic metre. They originate from more than a hundred fungal species belonging mainly to the genera Cladosporium, Penicillium, Alternaria and Aspergillus. Although these conidia contain many antigens and(More)
Dendritic cells (DC) sense saprophytic yeast and pathogenic, filamentous forms of Candida albicans in a specific way, resulting in disparate patterns of DC and T(h) cell activation. Using human and murine DC, such disparate patterns could be traced to the exploitation of distinct recognition receptors. Although usage of mannose receptors led to protective(More)
The ability of the fungus Aspergillus fumigatus to activate, suppress, or subvert host immune response during life cycle in vivo through dynamic changing of cell wall structure and secretion implicates discriminative immune sensing of distinct fungal components. In this study, we have comparatively assessed secreted-and membrane-anchored proteins,(More)
OBJECTIVES Neutrophils play a crucial role in the control of the Aspergillus fumigatus infection and act in concert with antifungal drugs. This study was undertaken to obtain insights into the possible involvement of Toll-like receptors (TLRs) in the interaction of liposomal amphotericin B (L-AmB; AmBisome) with neutrophils in response to A. fumigatus. (More)
Congenital or acquired severe aplastic anaemia (SAA) is cured by bone marrow transplantation (BMT) from a histocompatible leukocyte antigen- (HLA-) identical sibling. The best conditioning regimen is cyclophosphamide (CTX) with or without antithymocyte globulin (ATG), followed by short-term methotrexate (MTX) and cyclosporine A (CsA) to prevent(More)
Two 8- and 9-year-old brothers were referred to the Pediatric Oncology Unit, Perugia General Hospital, because of hyperferritinemia. Both had a history of bilateral cataract and epilepsy. Genetic investigation revealed two distinct mutations in iron haemostasis genes; homozygosity for the HFE gene H63D mutation in the younger and heterozygosity in the(More)
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