Pauline A. Merle

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Serial quantification of BCR–ABL1 mRNA is an important therapeutic indicator in chronic myeloid leukaemia, but there is a substantial variation in results reported by different laboratories. To improve comparability, an internationally accepted plasmid certified reference material (CRM) was developed according to ISO Guide 34:2009. Fragments of BCR–ABL1(More)
Recognition events between hematopoietic progenitor cells (HPC) and bone marrow endothelial cells (BMEC) initiate homing of HPC to the bone marrow. The chemokine SDF-1 is present on BMEC and plays a crucial role in bone marrow engraftment. We studied the role of proteoglycans (PGs) on BMEC in binding and presentation of SDF-1. SDF-1 mRNA was present in(More)
To determine whether the ALL (acute lymphoblastic leukemia) CDR3 (third complementarity-determining region) repertoire represents the recombination repertoire, or shows evidence of selectional processes inherent to normal B cell differentiation or malignant transformation, we analyzed 68 ALL CDR3 regions and included 127 previously published sequences in(More)
Purging of autologous bone marrow (BM) grafts of children in second remission after a relapse of precursor B acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) in the BM has been carried out in our laboratory since 1987, initially by complement mediated cell lysis. This protocol was extended by performing an immunorosette depletion before lysis with complement. The aim of(More)
In this study we describe a fast and sensitive method using three-colour immunofluorescence for the detection of cells with phenotypes that are rare in normal bone marrow (BM) but occur frequently in children with precursor B acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. We show that, in the first year after initiation of therapy, in 17/18 patients (10 patients were(More)
Antigenic modulation is one of many factors determining the effectiveness of monoclonal antibody (MoAb)-mediated therapy. To select the isotype of a CD19 MoAb most suitable for radioimmunotherapy of patients with B-cell malignancies, we studied the influence of MoAb isotype on modulation, after binding of the MoAb to different cell-line cells. The CD19-IgG1(More)
1 Mutis T, Goulmy E. Hematopoietic system-specific antigens as targets for cellular immunotherapy of hematological malignancies. Semin Hematol 2002; 39: 23–31. 2 Hambach L, Goulmy E. Immunotherapy of cancer through targeting of minor histocompatibility antigens. Curr Opin Immunol 2005; 17: 202–210. 3 Hambach L, Nijmeijer BA, Aghai Z, Schie ML, Wauben MH,(More)
 In this study we investigated the applicability of 99mTc-labeled CD19 monoclonal antibody (mAb) for tumor imaging in patients with B cell non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. A 1-mg sample of murine CD19 mAb was labeled with approximately 550 MBq [99mTc]pertechnetate. The labeled mAb was administered i. v. to seven patients, four without and three with pretreatment(More)
BACKGROUND Studies on radiolabeled monoclonal antibodies (MoAb) have dealt mainly with single antibodies. However, major differences may exist among different radiolabeled MoAb that bind to the same antigen and between switch variants of the same antibody. This study evaluates and compares a series of radiolabeled MoAb of different specificities,(More)
BACKGROUND About 70-80 percent of patients with acute myeloid leukemia enter complete remission, but at least half of these patients who achieve remission go on to relapse. Improved treatment is likely to come from increasing the time to relapse, especially for younger patients. With the vastly increasing number of targeted therapies there is a strong need(More)