Robert F. Hunter

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Triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells-like (TREM-like) transcript-1 (TLT-1), a type 1 single Ig domain orphan receptor specific to platelet and megakaryocyte alpha-granules, relocates to the platelet surface upon platelet stimulation. We found here that patients diagnosed with sepsis, in contrast to healthy individuals, had substantial levels of(More)
This paper describes the purification and partial char acterization of a putative pancreatic oncofetal antigen. Pancreatic oncofetal antigen is a glycoprotein with a molecular weight between 800,000 and 900,000, which migrates in the af to /3-region on electrophoresis. It is found in fetal pancreas and pancreatic cancer tissue, but it is not found in normal(More)
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) co-infection is an important and frequent scenario, predominantly in injecting drug users (IDUs). The present study evaluated morbidity and mortality variation in HIV-infected patients with and without HCV co-infection. Co-infection prevalence was determined in 356 HIV-infected persons. Their(More)
Antithymocyte globulin (ATG) therapy is an important treatment alternative for patients with acquired aplastic anemia. The mechanism by which it exerts its effects on hematopoiesis is unknown. In this report, we describe the ability of horse ATG to induce growth and differentiation of normal bone marrow. A single cell suspension of normal human bone marrow(More)
We have compared the in vitro activity of N-trifluoroacetyladriamycin-14-valerate (AD-32) and doxorubicin hydrochloride (ADR) on the clonal growth of human bladder tumor cell lines (HBTCL). In order to determine the relative toxicity of ADR and AD-32 on hematopoietic stem cells, CFU-GM assays were set up using 10 normal human bone marrow samples. The mean(More)
This paper describes the purification and partial characteristics of a putative oncofetal antigen, POA, which appears to be associated with the pancreas. POA is a glycoprotein of molecular weight between 800,000 and 900,000 daltons. It is found in fetal pancreas and pancreas cancer tissue, but not in normal adult pancreas. It is clearly different from(More)
BACKGROUND Almost all of the reported US tick-borne and transfusion-associated Babesia cases have been caused by Babesia microti, which is endemic in the Northeast and upper Midwest. We investigated a case caused by B. duncani (formerly, the WA1-type parasite), in a 59-year-old California resident with sickle cell disease (HbSS) whose only risk factor for(More)
We have carried out a randomized phase III study in 105 patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer, comparing a four-drug cisplatin-mitomycin-based combination chemotherapy regimen to sequential single-agent therapy. The combination chemotherapy regimen consisted of mitomycin C (10 mg/m2), vinblastine (5 mg/m2), methotrexate (40 mg/m2), and cisplatin(More)
In an attempt to explore new or alternative therapy for refractory cutaneous T cell lymphoma, a patient with advanced disease refractory to conventional chemotherapy was treated with anti-thymocyte globulin. The therapy was associated with tolerable and manageable toxicities. Phenotypic analysis of neoplastic cells in blood and tissue was used to follow the(More)