Rouzbeh Chegeni

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The use of plasma-derived factor VIII (pdFVIII) concentrates in hemophilia A has been reported to result in reduced anti-FVIII antibody formation. In this study, we have investigated whether the cytokine microenvironment induced by pdFVIII has an influence on reducing anti-FVIII antibody titers in hemophilic mice. Microarray and confirmatory quantitative(More)
BACKGROUND The development of neutralizing antibodies to factor FVIII (FVIII) represents the most serious complication in the treatment of hemophilia A. OBJECTIVE We have explored the potential of using immature dendritic cells (iDCs) to present FVIII in a tolerogenic manner to T cells. METHODS The iDCs were isolated from hemophilic murine bone marrow(More)
Non-Fc-receptor binding anti-CD3 Ab therapy, in the setting of several different autoimmune disorders, can induce antigen-specific and long-lasting immunologic tolerance. Because factor VIII (FVIII) inhibitor formation is the most serious treatment-related complication for hemophilia A patients, we tested the efficacy of anti-CD3 to prevent FVIII inhibitor(More)
Previous studies have demonstrated that genetic factors play an important role in determining the likelihood of formation of anti-factor VIII (FVIII) antibodies in haemophilia A patients. We were interested in characterizing the spectrum of FVIII antibody formation and the primary and secondary immune responses after FVIII administration in two different(More)
Phenotypic diagnosis of VWD, in particular type 2, is challenging. Molecular diagnosis may fail to provide clarity since mutations within a short stretch of the same domain may cause various phenotypes, and since even experts will ascribe different subtypes to similar mutations. We assessed diagnostic difficulty in VWD by investigating five cases where(More)
In today's developing world, how do we define a "developing country"? What level of effort and resources is invested in diagnosis, patient care, and research in those countries that we define to be developing? In particular, what is the situation with respect to molecular genetic testing in these countries? How much has been achieved to date, and what are(More)
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