Stefanie Bugl

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Neutrophil granulocytes represent the first immunologic barrier against invading pathogens, and neutropenia predisposes to infection. However, neutrophils may also cause significant collateral inflammatory damage. Therefore, neutrophil numbers are tightly regulated by an incompletely understood homeostatic feedback loop adjusting the marrow's supply to(More)
Hematopoiesis in general is demand driven and adaptive, but in contrast to erythropoiesis or thrombocytopoiesis, our knowledge on how neutrophil production is adapted to individual needs remains incomplete. Recently, neutrophil homeostasis has been shown to depend on danger receptors, macrophages, and even circadian rhythms. Puzzle pieces for a broader view(More)
UNLABELLED Polymorphonuclear neutrophil granulocytes (neutrophils) are tightly controlled by an incompletely understood homeostatic feedback loop adjusting the marrow's supply to peripheral needs. Although it has long been known that marrow cellularity is inversely correlated with G-CSF levels, the mechanism linking peripheral clearance to production(More)
Data from animal studies indicate that platelets play a key role in tumor dissemination and metastasis. We therefore hypothesized that metastastic cancer patients may display a specific platelet phenotype. Percentage of activated, p-selectin positive platelets as well as platelet contents (i.e., plasma and platelet count-corrected serum levels of VEGF-A,(More)
While paraneoplastic leukocytosis is a common phenomenon in solid tumors, extreme elevations of white blood counts (WBC) in the range of more than 100,000/μl are uncommon in patients with non-hematologic malignancies. Leukocytosis with mature neutrophils due to a granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) producing tumor is only seen on rare occasions.(More)
Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) is a clonal disorder of mature B cells. Most patients are characterised by an indolent disease course and an anergic phenotype of their leukaemia cells, which refers to a state of unresponsiveness to B cell receptor stimulation. Up to 10% of CLL patients transform from an indolent subtype to an aggressive form of B cell(More)
Polymorphonuclear neutrophil granulocytes (neutrophils) represent a fundamental component of the innate immune system, forming an efficient barrier against invading microbial pathogens. Neutropenia, a common unwanted side effect of chemotherapy, is associated with infectious complications. The human bone marrow produces an estimated number of 10 neutrophils(More)
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