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To the Editor: Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV; family Bunyaviridae, genus Nairovirus) causes outbreaks of severe hemorrhagic fever in humans, with case-fatality rates <30% (1,2). The disease was initially recognized by Russian scientists in the 1940s (3), and the virus was fi rst isolated in the Democratic Republic of Congo some years later(More)
Although activated macrophages destroy cancer cells more effectively than normal cells, the ability to escape activated macrophages is a characteristic of tumor cells. One of the mechanisms responsible for the specific killing of tumor cells by macrophages is the production of the cytokine tumor necrosis factor (TNF) alpha. Therefore, resistance to TNF may(More)
This study aimed to correlate the frequency of somatic mutations in the IgV(H) gene and the use of specific segments in the V(H) repertoire with the clinical and characteristic features of a series of 35 cases of splenic marginal zone lymphoma (SMZL). The cases were studied by seminested polymerase chain reaction by using primers from the FR1 and J(H)(More)
Chondroblastoma, a rare bone tumor usually found in the epiphyseal region of long bones, appeared in the rib of a 49-year-old man. Review of the literature reveals that the most common locations for this tumor are the knee and proximal humerus. The most common age group is the second decade. Eighteen cases of chondroblastoma of the rib have been reported in(More)
Apoptotic pathways, including the phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase (PI3K)/AKT survival pathway, are altered in most cancer cells in relation to their normal counterparts and these differences may present an excellent therapeutic window. To gain insight into the relevance of the PI3K pathway as a target for drug discovery we generated tumor cell lines from(More)
Yondelis (Trabectedin, ET-743) is a marine anticancer agent currently in Phase II/III development in patients with advanced pretreated soft tissue sarcoma. In the present study, we generated a panel of low passaged tumor cell lines from samples explanted from chemonaive sarcoma patients with different tumor types. We assessed in vitro sensitivity/resistance(More)
A 29-year-old man sustained an impalement wound of the right side of the chest with a 6 foot long, 4 by 4 inch wooden post during a high-speed automobile accident. The post entered the right side of the chest anteriorly and exited posteriorly. The great vessels of the chest were spared, but the right lung was lacerated and contused. Removal of the post,(More)
The Multiple intestinal neoplasia (Min) mouse develops multiple polyps in the intestine, due to a heterozygous mutation of the Apc locus. Our laboratory has been introducing normal human adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) gene into the Min mouse through liposome enema to prevent or reverse polyp formation. We have quantitated the amount of normal human APC(More)
Using fluorescence in situ hybridization and microsatellite analysis, we have characterized a de novo interstitial deletion on the long arm of chromosome 6 [46,XX,del(6) (q23.3q24.2)] in a developmentally normal girl with very mild phenotypic abnormalities. The deletion was paternal in origin and was between markers WI-5023 and D6S1042. The size of the(More)