Neema P. Mayor

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Disease stage and recipient/donor human leukocyte antigen (HLA) matching are important determinants of outcome in transplantation using volunteer-unrelated donors (VUD). Matching for HLA-A, -B, -C, -DRB1, -DQB1 is beneficial, whereas the importance of DPB1 matching is more controversial. The impact of HLA matching status may differ dependent on disease(More)
The amyloid-beta (A beta) peptide is a cytotoxic peptide implicated in the pathology of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Catalase and the endoplasmic reticulum A beta binding dehydrogenase (ERAB) are both inhibited by characterized fragments of the A beta peptide. In order to target such proteins it is essential to determine which components of these enzymes(More)
PURPOSE Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is an important option in the management of acute leukemia, but the risk of disease relapse and death remains appreciable. Recent studies have suggested that nucleotide-binding oligomerization domain 2 (NOD2)/caspase recruitment domain 15 (CARD15) gene single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), implicated(More)
Summary:The importance of matching for HLA-DPB1 in unrelated donor haematopoietic stem cell (HSC) transplantation is little understood. Most transplant centres do not, currently, prospectively match for DPB1, but emerging data show that DPB1 matching does play a role in determining outcome. We studied the impact of HLA-DPB1 matching on outcome in 143(More)
Haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is a valuable tool in the treatment of many haematological disorders. Advances in understanding HLA matching have improved prognoses. However, many recipients of well-matched HSCT develop posttransplant complications, and survival is far from absolute. The pursuit of novel genetic factors that may impact on(More)
In a recent issue of Bone Marrow Transplantation, Dr Sairafi et al. reported the results of a retrospective study to investigate the impact of NOD2/CARD15 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) on the outcome of allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplants (HSCT). They found no significant correlation between the presence of a NOD2/ CARD15 SNP and the(More)
Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is a curative treatment for many hematological conditions. Acute graft-versus-host disease (aGVHD) is a prevalent immune-mediated complication following HSCT. Current diagnostic biomarkers that correlate with aGVHD severity, progression, and therapy response in graft recipients are insufficient.(More)
BACKGROUND Emerging data relating to human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) cure suggest that vaccination to stimulate the host immune response, particularly cytotoxic cells, may be critical to clearing of reactivated HIV-1-infected cells. However, evidence for this approach in humans is lacking, and parameters required for a vaccine are unknown(More)
Sequence-based typing (SBT) is a powerful method of genotyping in highly polymorphic gene systems. In standard SBT methods, both strands of a double-stranded template amplicon are sequenced in separate reactions in order to achieve high quality data across the region of interest. The amount of informative data that is obtained from the second strand(More)