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Familial hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (FHL) is a frequently missed and almost uniformly fatal childhood disorder. It is characterized by fever, hepatosplenomegaly, cytopenia, coagulopathy, and hypertriglyceridemia. The pathogenesis of FHL is not known but the above clinical and laboratory findings are compatible with reported in vitro and in vivo(More)
Two deep ice cores from central Greenland, drilled in the 1990s, have played a key role in climate reconstructions of the Northern Hemisphere, but the oldest sections of the cores were disturbed in chronology owing to ice folding near the bedrock. Here we present an undisturbed climate record from a North Greenland ice core, which extends back to 123,000(More)
Rejection of bone marrow grafts in irradiated mice is mediated by natural killer (NK) cells and is controlled by genes linked to the major histocompatibility complex (MHC). It has, however, not been possible to identify the genes or their products. An MHC class I (Dd) transgene introduced in C57BL donors prevented the rejection of their bone marrow by NK(More)
OBJECTIVE Findings from previous studies have suggested that subclinical inflammation of the synovium does not coincide with the appearance of rheumatoid arthritis (RA)-specific autoantibodies. This study was undertaken to examine the relationship between the presence of autoantibodies, changes in the synovium, and development of arthritis over time in a(More)
Sea ice and dust flux increased greatly in the Southern Ocean during the last glacial period. Palaeorecords provide contradictory evidence about marine productivity in this region, but beyond one glacial cycle, data were sparse. Here we present continuous chemical proxy data spanning the last eight glacial cycles (740,000 years) from the Dome C Antarctic(More)
A novel expression system for surface display of heterologous proteins on Staphylococcus carnosus cells has been developed. Taking advantage of the promoter and secretion signals, including a propeptide region, from the lipase gene of Staphylococcus hyicus and the cell wall-spanning and membrane-binding region of protein A from Staphylococcus aureus,(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Autologous peripheral stem cell transplantation (APSCT) is increasingly used for various hematologic malignancies and solid tumors. The objective of this study was to analyze the immune reconstitution after APSCT and see if there was any correlation with diagnosis, age, type of high-dose therapy, CD34(+) selection of the autograft(More)
Protein engineering has been employed to investigate the effect of specific amino acid changes on the targeting of heterologous proteins to the outer cell surface of the Gram-positive bacterium Staphylococcus xylosus. Three different variants, corresponding to a 101 amino acid region of the major glycoprotein (G protein) of human respiratory syncytial virus(More)
This study demonstrates the ability of human NK cells to inhibit in vitro granulopoiesis of autologous and allogeneic BM cells. NK lytic activity and GM-CFC inhibition was present among nonstimulated lymphocytes from healthy donors and could be increased by treatment of PBL with IFN. Both the cytotoxic NK cells and the GM-CFC inhibitory cells could be(More)