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Cattle microsatellite clones (136) were isolated from cosmid (10) and plasmid (126) libraries and sequenced. The dinucleotide repeats were studied in each of these sequences and compared with dinucleotide repeats found in other vertebrate species where information was available. The distribution in cattle was similar to that described for other mammals,(More)
We have described a monoclonal antibody, designated 60.3, which reacts with a cell surface antigen expressed by most peripheral blood and bone marrow leukocytes. Immunoprecipitation showed at least three major components with relative m.w. of 95,000, 130,000, and 150,000 under reducing conditions. Antibody 60.3 inhibited several cell-mediated immune(More)
This consensus document is intended to serve 3 functions. First, it standardizes the criteria for diagnosis of chronic graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). Second, it proposes a new clinical scoring system (0-3) that describes the extent and severity of chronic GVHD for each organ or site at any given time, taking functional impact into account. Third, it(More)
Grading acute graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) is usually based on quantification of rash, serum bilirubin and diarrhea. Standard criteria have been developed and used for > 20 years by most transplant centers. However, neither the standard GVHD grading system nor any of several revisions has been validated in the context of GVHD prophylaxis with(More)
BACKGROUND In Escherichia coli bearing the plasmid R773, resistance to arsenite, arsenate, antimonite, and tellurite is conferred by the arsRDABC plasmid operon that codes for an ATP-dependent anion pump. The product of the arsC gene, arsenate reductase (ArsC), is required to efficiently catalyze the reduction of arsenate to arsenite prior to extrusion. (More)
We used transgenic mice carrying the lacI reporter gene to study the mutagenesis potential of asbestos crocidolite. The animals were exposed by nose-only inhalation to an aerosol containing 5.75 mg/m(3) crocidolite dust for 6 hr/day and 5 consecutive days. After 1, 4, and 12 weeks, we examined four end points: the cytology of bronchoalveolar lavage, the(More)
BACKGROUND In recipients of allogeneic hematopoietic-cell transplants, peripheral-blood cells mobilized with the use of filgrastim (recombinant granulocyte colony-stimulating factor) engraft more rapidly than bone marrow. However, the relative effects of these techniques on the rates of acute and chronic graft-versus-host disease, overall survival, and(More)
The biodistribution, toxicity, and therapeutic potential of anti-CD37 monoclonal antibody (MoAb) MB-1 labeled with iodine 131 (131I) was evaluated in ten patients with advanced-, low- or intermediate-grade non-Hodgkin's lymphomas who failed conventional treatment. Sequential dosimetric studies were performed with escalating amounts of antibody MB-1 (0.5,(More)
Transplantation of hematopoietic stem cells from an HLA-compatible unrelated volunteer is an option for patients with acute leukemia lacking a family match. However, criteria for patient and donor selection and the most effective transplant procedures, including the number of hematopoietic cells, remain to be defined. We tested factors influencing outcome(More)
Seven murine monoclonal antibodies (MoAbs) recognizing differentiation antigens present on B-lymphocytes were analyzed in preclinical studies for their potential use for antibody-targeted therapy of B-cell malignancies. MoAbs HD37 (anti-CD19), 1F5 (anti-CD20), HD6 (anti-CD22), MB-1 (anti-CD37), G28-5 (anti-CDw40), 7.2 (anti-class II), and DA4-4 (anti-IgM)(More)