Sergio Matarraz

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Occurrence of phenotypic abnormalities in CD34+ hematopoietic progenitor and precursor cells (HPC) and their major B-cell and nonlymphoid compartments has been frequently reported in myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). Here, we analyze for the first time the numerical and phenotypic abnormalities of different maturation-associated subsets of bone marrow (BM)(More)
Flow cytometry (FC) is increasingly recognized as an important tool in the diagnosis and prognosis of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). However, validation of current assays and agreement upon the techniques are prerequisites for its widespread acceptance and application in clinical practice. Therefore, a working group was initiated (Amsterdam, 2008) to(More)
UNLABELLED A heterogeneous spectrum of immunophenotypic abnormalities have been reported in myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). However, most studies are restricted to the analysis of CD34(+) cells and/or other major subsets of CD34(-) cells, frequently not exploring the diagnostic and prognostic impact of immunophenotyping. METHODS We propose for the first(More)
BACKGROUND Despite the fact that a great majority (>90%) of patients with systemic mastocytosis (SM) carry a common genetic lesion, the D816V KIT mutation, little is known regarding the molecular and biological pathways underlying the clinical heterogeneity of the disease. OBJECTIVE We sought to analyze the gene expression profile (GEP) of bone marrow(More)
Definite progress has been made in the exploration of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) by flow cytometry (FCM) since the publication of the World Health Organization 2008 classification of myeloid neoplasms. An international working party initiated within the European LeukemiaNet and extended to include members from Australia, Canada, Japan, Taiwan and the(More)
During the last years, proteomics has facilitated biomarker discovery by coupling high-throughput techniques with novel nanosensors. In the present review, we focus on the study of label-based and label-free detection systems, as well as nanotechnology approaches, indicating their advantages and applications in biomarker discovery. In addition, several(More)
Adult acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a highly heterogeneous stem cell malignancy characterized by the clonal expansion of immature myeloid precursors. AML may emerge de novo, following other hematopoietic malignancies or after cytotoxic therapy for other disorders. Here, we investigated the clonal vs reactive nature of residual maturing bone marrow cells(More)
Aberrant CD117 expression is associated with a favorable outcome in multiple myeloma. We analyzed 106 patients with symptomatic multiple myeloma (n=50), smoldering multiple myeloma (n=38) and monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (n=18) to elucidate biological features of CD117(+) versus CD117(-) monoclonal gammopathies. CD117(+) (mono)clonal(More)
consistently had greater levels of Ik1 expression than CP samples in all cases (P1⁄4 0.03; Wilcoxon signed rank test) (Figure 2b). It seems that the upregulation of IKZF1 in BC was not due to the differential expression of IKZF1 in CD34þ cells as CD34þ cells from CP CML had lower levels of IKZF1 than matched mononuclear cells in seven cases of newly(More)
BACKGROUND Quantification of bone marrow (BM) blasts by cytomorphology is essential for the diagnosis of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). Owing to its subjectivity and the potential impact of dysplastic features on accurate identification of blast cells, more objective approaches are required, multiparameter flow cytometry (MFC) being a particularly(More)