Laura F Slivka

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OBJECTIVE Cyclosporin A (CsA), effective in prophylaxis and treatment of graft-vs-host disease (GVHD) after human allogeneic transplantation, blunts T-cell responses by inhibiting nuclear factor of activated T cells-1 (NFAT1) activation. This laboratory has shown that NFAT1 protein expression is severely reduced in human UCB (umbilical cord blood) T cells.(More)
BACKGROUND Lower incidence and severity of acute graft versus host disease (GVHD) has been observed in leukemia patients receiving HLA-mismatched umbilical cord (UCB) transplants. However, despite the increased use of UCB in stem cell transplantation, the mechanisms underlying these favorable outcomes are not well delineated. METHODS We analyzed antigen(More)
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