Piotr Trzonkowski

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Here, we describe a procedure and first-in-man clinical effects of adoptive transfer of ex vivo expanded CD4+CD25+CD127- T regulatory cells (Tregs) in the treatment of graft versus host disease (GvHD). The cells were sorted from buffy coats taken from two family donors, expanded ex vivo and transferred to respective recipients who suffered from either acute(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of the study was to describe the interrelationship between senescence, depression, and immunity. METHODS We assessed 10 elderly patients with depression and 10 age- and sex-matched controls: before, at one and at six month intervals after the anti-influenza vaccination. Levels of TNFalpha, IL6, ACTH, and cortisol, titres of(More)
We hypothesized that advanced age and medical conditions had an impact on the accumulation of CD4+CD25+ T regulatory cells (Treg), which in turn could deteriorate cytotoxic activity of CD8+ T and NK cells. Volunteers were divided according to the Senieur Protocol into healthy young and elderly and non-healthy young and elderly subjects. The numbers of Treg(More)
It is hypothesized that CD4(+)CD25(+)FoxP3(+) regulatory T cells (Tregs) can prevent destruction of pancreatic islets protecting from type 1 diabetes (DM1). Here we present results of one year follow-up of 12 DM1 children treated with autologous expanded ex vivo Tregs. Patients received either a single or double Tregs infusion up to the total dose of(More)
INTRODUCTION In the past decade human adipose tissue has been identified as a source of multipotent stem cells. Adipose tissue derived stem cells (ASCs) are characterised by immunosuppressive properties and low immunogenicity. Therefore, they can be used in regenerative medicine, as well as applied to induce graft tolerance or prevent autoimmunity. ASCs can(More)
The aim of this study was to analyse whether split influenza vaccine may elicit NK cytotoxic response in the vaccinated elderly people and whether this effect may be maintained over few weeks after vaccination. It was also worth investigating the relation between NK activity in the vaccinated and specific immune protection against influenza and non-specific(More)
OBJECTIVE Type 1 diabetes is a condition in which pancreatic islets are destroyed by self-reactive T cells. The process is facilitated by deficits in the number and suppressive activity of regulatory T cells (Tregs). Here, we show for the first time that the infusion of autologous Tregs prolongs remission in recently diagnosed type 1 diabetes in children.(More)
We have recently revealed that mycobacterial heat shock proteins (Mtb-hsp), involved in forming of immune complexes (CIs), can induce immune response in sarcoidosis (SA). The complexemia may result from inappropriate phagocytosis and clearance of CIs by monocytes with following persistent antigenemia and granuloma formation. Because an aberrant expression(More)
BACKGROUND Treatment with CAMPATH-1H at the time of transplantation allows reduced maintenance immunosuppression. We hypothesized that CAMPATH-1H induction would modulate the response of repopulating leukocytes to donor alloantigens. METHODS The phenotype, proliferative and stimulatory capacity of peripheral blood leukocytes from 14 renal transplant(More)
The impairment of function of human T lymphocytes, leading to an inappropriate cytokine production, is partially responsible for defective immunological response in hemodialysis patients (HD). Recent data suggest that recombinant human erythropoietin (rhEPO) may exert immunological effects. The aim of this study was to find out whether rhEPO treatment of(More)