Marlene L. Rose

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BACKGROUND Advanced multiple myeloma (MM) and Waldenström's macroglobulinemia (WM) are incurable B-cell malignancies. This is the first full clinical report of atacicept, a fusion protein that binds to and neutralises the B-cell survival factors, B-lymphocyte stimulator (BLyS) and A proliferation-inducing ligand (APRIL), in MM and WM. METHODS In this(More)
Chronic rejection is the major cause of long-term heart allograft failure, characterized by tissue infiltration by recipient T cells with indirect allospecificity. Phosphoinositol-3-kinase p110δ is a key mediator of T cell receptor signaling, regulating both T cell activation and migration of primed T cells to non-lymphoid antigen-rich tissue. We(More)
RATIONALE In idiopathic bronchiectasis, lung inflammation and chronic bacterial infection lead to progressive lung damage. A possible role for natural killer (NK) cells is suggested by the observation that familial bronchiectasis occurs in a rare group of individuals with impaired HLA class I expression and consequent NK cell dysfunction. OBJECTIVE(More)
BACKGROUND We aimed to clarify the incidence and the clinicopathological value of non-muscle myoglobin (Mb) in a large cohort of non-invasive and invasive breast cancer cases. METHODS Matched pairs of breast tissues from 10 patients plus 17 breast cell lines were screened by quantitative PCR for Mb mRNA. In addition, 917 invasive and 155 non-invasive(More)
Tissue from the explanted hearts of 21 patients with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy or 19 patients with other specific heart muscle diseases were investigated for presence of enterovirus-specific RNA with an enterovirus group-specific cDNA probe. This was complementary to coxsackievirus B2 RNA sequences between nucleotide numbers 6,550 and 7,400, which(More)
In humans the majority of endothelial cells (EC) constitutively express MHC class II Ags. We know that in vitro ECs can activate CD45RO(+) B7-independent CD4(+) T cells to proliferate and produce IL-2. The in vivo correlate of this T cell response is not known, and here we have explored whether endothelial expression of MHC class II Ags affects the(More)
BACKGROUND Rejection is the major obstacle to survival after cardiac transplantation. We investigated whether overexpression of heat shock protein (Hsp)-27 in mouse hearts protects against acute rejection and the mechanisms of such protection. METHODS Hearts from B10.A mice overexpressing human Hsp-27 (Hsp-27tg), or Hsp-27-negative hearts from littermate(More)
There is a severe shortage of human organs available for transplantation and xenotransplantation - use of animal organs has long been suggested to overcome this problem. Recent advances in understanding rejection in xenotranplantation and development of genetically engineered pigs that reduced hyperacute rejection were fundamental steps forward but other(More)
In a single centre, 52 newly diagnosed patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) under the age of 56 years received induction chemotherapy commencing with high-dose cytosine arabinoside (Ara-C) and etoposide (Protocol BF11), followed by Ara-C, 6 thioguanine (6TG). A total of 67% of patients entered remission using these drugs. An anthracycline was added(More)
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