Markus Wiesneth

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Cell labeling by superparamagnetic iron oxide particles (SPIO) has emerged as a potentially powerful tool to monitor trafficking of transplanted cells by magnetic resonance tomography, e.g., in studies for tissue repair. However, intracellular labeling is mostly achieved by transfection agents not approved for clinical use. In this work, the feasibility and(More)
The receptor for hyaluronic acid-mediated motility (RHAMM/CD168) has been described as a leukemia-associated antigen. To define T-cell epitopes of RHAMM/CD168 toward specific immunotherapies for acute myeloid leukemia (AML), 10 potential HLA-A2-binding RHAMM/CD168 peptides (R1 to R10) were synthesized based on computer algorithms and screened by(More)
To assess the effect of autologous bone-marrow cell (BMC) therapy in patients with acute myocardial infarction in a rigorous double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial. Patients with reperfusion >6 hours after symptom onset were randomly assigned in a 2:1 ratio to receive intracoronary BMC or placebo therapy 5 to 7 days after symptom onset. The(More)
In patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI), the number of transplanted autologous bone-marrow cells (BMC) has been linked to improvement in left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF). Complete obstruction of myocardial microvasculature is indicated by microvascular obstruction (MO) in cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR). We analyzed whether the(More)
BACKGROUND Dendritic cells (DCs) generated from leukemic blasts constitute a promising tool in immunotherapy for acute myeloid leukemia patients (AML-DCs), because AML-DCs express human leukocyte antigens and costimulatory molecules such as CD40, CD80, and CD86 at a higher level than leukemic blasts. Potentiation of AML-DC vaccine might become feasible by(More)
BACKGROUND Cytomegalovirus (CMV) disease constitutes a serious complication after allogeneic stem cell transplantation. For the clearance of CMV, CD8+ T cells are pivotal. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS Here, the novel streptamer technology was used at good manufacturing practice (GMP) level for adoptive transfer of CMV-specific T cells into acute leukemia(More)
PURPOSE This study analyses the risk of cardiac complications and its individual predictability in bone marrow transplantation (BMT). PATIENTS AND METHODS One hundred seventy patients undergoing allogeneic (n = 150) or autologous (n = 20) BMT were evaluated by physical examination, history, rest and exercise ECG, chest x-ray, two-dimensional(More)
The incidence of invasive fungal infections after bone marrow transplantation (BMT) was analyzed in 303 consecutive marrow graft recipients (allogeneicn=271, autologousn=27, syngeneicn=5). All patients received inhalations with amphotericin B (10 mg twice daily) during neutropenia. The overall incidence of invasive fungal infections within the first 120(More)
BACKGROUND Besides considering well-known risk factors for the development of gallbladder stones, such as age, sex, fecundity, and hereditary predisposition, efforts at prevention have focused increasingly on other factors, such as nicotine, alcohol, and caffeine consumption, as well as general nutrition, which may be modified. METHODS A total of 1116(More)
Data of 507 granulocyte donations from 183 donors were evaluated. No severe granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF)-related side-effects were observed. Three donors complained of severe itching following infusion of hydroxyethyl starch (HES). A high proportion (85%) of the donors stated that they would donate granulocytes again. The mean granulocyte(More)