Robert Delage

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We studied whether polymorphisms in the UGT1A8, UGT1A9, and UGT2B7 genes, the enzymes producing the phenolic (MPAG) and acyl (AcMPAG) glucuronides of mycophenolic acid (MPA), could contribute to the interindividual variation observed in mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) pharmacokinetics (PKs). This study enrolled 17 healthy volunteers with no polymorphisms(More)
UNLABELLED We previously reported that polymorphisms in the UGT2B7 and UGT1A9 genes are associated with significant alteration in the disposition of mycophenolic acid (MPA) in healthy volunteers. AIM This study further evaluates the impact of genetic polymorphisms at the UGT1A1, UGT1A7 and ABCC2 loci. METHODS Genetic analyses of five UGT candidate genes(More)
Since 1998, there has been a marked increase in incidence of pure red cell aplasia secondary to development of anti-erythropoietin antibodies (Ab+ PRCA) in patients who have chronic kidney disease (CKD) and receive recombinant erythropoietin. The relationship between incidence of Ab+ PRCA and specific erythropoietin products has not been examined(More)
The performance of a commercially available qualitative PCR test for plasma (AMPLICOR CMV Test; Roche Diagnostics) and a quantitative PCR test for plasma and leukocytes (COBAS AMPLICOR CMV MONITOR Test; Roche Diagnostics) was evaluated with samples from 50 blood or marrow allogeneic transplant recipients who received short courses of sequential ganciclovir(More)
BACKGROUND Only a few cases of essential thrombocythemia in pregnant women have been reported, and the management of this myeloproliferative disorder during pregnancy remains uncertain. We report a successful pregnancy in a patient who had essential thrombocythemia and who was treated with interferon-alpha, and we review the literature for the outcome of(More)
In a young female patient presenting with a myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), a unique clone involving six structural chromosome rearrangements was identified using G-banding and molecular cytogenetic techniques. Fifty GTG-banded metaphases from bone marrow were initially analyzed and all metaphases contained all of the six structural chromosome(More)
Lymphomatoid granulomatosis (LG) is a rare lymphoproliferative disorder. There is no standard therapy for refractory patient. Here we present the case of a patient with LG of the lung and the brain who was refractory to polychemotherapy. An autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation was done and the patient achieved a complete remission. This(More)
Bone marrow transplantation is the only treatment that can result in long-term disease-free survival and possible cure in a significant number of patients with CML. Several prognostic features influence relapse and survival following allogeneic BMT for CML. The most important factor is treatment of patients during chronic phase. The timing of BMT in chronic(More)
BACKGROUND The completion of the Human Genome Project has increased the pace of discovery of genetic markers for disease. Despite tremendous efforts in fundamental research, clinical applications still lag behind expectations, partly due to the lack of effective tools to systematically search for and summarize published data relative to the clinical(More)
The use of peripheral B lymphocytes in the successful preparation of human monoclonal antibodies by hybridoma technology is highly dependent on lymphocyte activation procedures. We studied the ability of peripheral human B lymphocytes cultured in vitro and activated through their CD40 antigen (CD40 system) (Banchereau et al., 1991) to form(More)