Meghana N. Chaudhary

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Graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) remains the major complication of allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (allo-BMT). GVHD fundamentally depends upon the activation of donor T cells by host antigen-presenting cells (APCs), but the precise location of these interactions remains uncertain. We examined the role of secondary lymphoid organs (SLO) in the(More)
Acute graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) and leukemic relapse are serious complications of allogeneic stem-cell transplantation (SCT). Recruitment of activated T cells to host target tissues or sites of leukemic infiltration (graft-versus-leukemia [GVL]) is likely mediated by chemokine receptor-ligand interactions. We examined the contribution of donor cell(More)
OBJECTIVES:Patients with chronic ulcerative colitis (UC) often refuse colectomy, despite data indicating that it might improve quality of life. We hypothesized that perceived utility values are different for patients living with UC compared with UC patients after total proctocolectomy. Our aims were to compare the perceived utility assigned by UC patients(More)
BACKGROUND The study of intestinal microbiota has been revolutionised by the use of molecular methods, including terminal restriction fragment length polymorphism (T-RFLP) analysis. Microbiota studies of Crohn's disease patients have examined samples from stool or from the neoterminal ileum with a standard biopsy forceps, which could be contaminated by(More)
1Department of Pediatrics, Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; 2Department of Hematology and Oncology, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany; 3Cancer Center Bioinformatics Core, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; 4Department of Pathology, University of Florida School of Medicine, Gainesville; 5Cancer Center(More)
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