Richard J. O’Reilly

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The Primary Immune Deficiency Treatment Consortium (PIDTC) consists of 33 centers in North America. We hypothesized that the analysis of uniform data on patients with severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) enrolled in a prospective protocol will identify variables that contribute to optimal outcomes following treatment. We report baseline clinical,(More)
Donor T cells have been shown to be reactive against and effective in adoptive immunotherapy of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) lymphomas which develop in some leukemia patients post marrow transplantation. These T cells may be genetically modified by incorporation of a replication-incompetent viral vector (NIT) encoding both an inactive mutant nerve growth factor(More)
Sequential imaging of genetically marked effector cells after adoptive transfer in vivo has greatly enhanced analyses of their biodistribution, growth, and activity both in animal models and in clinical trials of cellular immunotherapy. However, the immunogenicity of cells expressing xenogeneic reporter constructs limits their survival and clinical utility.(More)
Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is curative for hematological manifestations of Fanconi anemia (FA). We performed a retrospective analysis of 22 patients with FA and aplastic anemia, myelodysplastic syndrome or acute myelogenous leukemia who underwent a HSCT at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and survived at least 1 year post HSCT.(More)
 The human MHC-non-restricted cytotoxic T cell line TALL-104 has been shown to display potent antitumor effects in several animal models with spontaneous and induced malignancies. In view of its potential future use in cancer therapy, we investigated the tolerability and target-organ toxicity of these cells in various animal species. The acute toxicity of(More)
Techniques for the quantitation of virusspecific and alloantigen-reactive T cells vary in their measurement of clinically relevant T-cell effector populations, their sensitivity and quantitative accuracy, and the time required to obtain measurable results. We compared frequencies of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)–specific and major alloantigen-reactive T cells as(More)
To identify mechanisms potentially contributing to graft failure. 1 9 leukemic recipients of T-ceIl-depleted marrow transplants who failed to engraft following a transplant of HIA identical sibling marrow depleted of T cells by soybean agglutinin (SBA) and sheep erythrocytes (E) were evaluated. Peripheral blood monuclear cells isolated at the time of(More)
Three patients with severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) received transplants of HLA haplotype-mismatched parental bone marrow depleted of T lymphocytes by differential agglutination with soybean agglutinin (SBA) and subsequent E-rosette depletion. Two patients achieved durable engraftment with reconstitution of both humoral and cell-mediated immunity.(More)
BACKGROUND Even though hematopoietic stem cell transplantation can be curative in patients with severe combined immunodeficiency, there is a need for additional strategies boosting T cell immunity in individuals suffering from genetic disorders of lymphoid development. Here we show that image-guided intrathymic injection of hematopoietic stem and progenitor(More)