MWM van den Beemd

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Intracellular antigens are of major importance for immunophenotyping of normal leukocytes as well as leukemias and malignant lymphomas. Immunofluorescence microscopic evaluation of cytocentrifuge preparations has remained the preferred technique for detection of intracellular antigens for a long time. Recently, flow cytometric detection of intracellular(More)
During the last two decades, major progress has been made in the technology of flow cytometry and in the availability of a large series of monoclonal antibodies against surface membrane and intracellular antigens. Flow cytometric immunophenotyping has become a diagnostic tool for the analysis of normal and malignant leukocytes and it has proven to be a(More)
The European BIOMED-1 Concerted Action was initiated in 1994 to improve and standardize the flow cytometric detection of minimal residual disease (MRD) in acute leukemia (AL). Three different protocols were defined to identify the normal subsets of B, T and myeloid cells in bone marrow (BM), and were applied to the different types of AL in order to study(More)
Thirty T cell receptor (TCR)γδ+ T cell acute lymphoblastic leukemias (T-ALL) were analyzed for their immunophenotype, as well as for the rearrangements and junctional regions of the TCRG and TCRD genes. In 15 cases membrane expression of TCRγδ proteins could be studied extensively by flow cytometry with a new Vγ/Vδ antibody panel. Virtually all TCRγδ+(More)
The flow cytometric detection of minimal residual disease (MRD) in precursor-B-acute lymphoblastic leukemias (precursor-B-ALL) mainly relies on the identification of minor leukemic cell populations that can be discriminated from their normal counterparts on the basis of phenotypic aberrancies observed at diagnosis. This technique is not very complex, but(More)
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