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Subcutaneous panniculitis-like T-cell lymphoma (SPTCL) is an uncommon cutaneous lymphoma that has been proposed as a distinct clinicopathologic entity, but studies of SPTCL are limited. We studied the clinicopathologic, immunophenotypic, and genetic features of 11 SPTCLs. All cases had a variable admixture of pleomorphic small, medium, or large lymphocytes(More)
To investigate the role of plasminogen activator (PA) in cutaneous disease, we have used biochemical and immunocytochemical techniques to examine PA in normal and lesional skin. In normal human dermis, tissue PA is the predominant PA activity; however, in normal epidermis, urokinase type PA is the predominant PA activity. In contrast, PA activity in(More)
OBJECTIVES To review the world literature for reports of cutaneous metastases from primary genitourinary malignancies and compare them with our experience during a 10-year period. Cutaneous metastases from primary visceral malignancies are uncommon manifestations of advanced disease. Among patients with urologic malignancies, the incidence and appearance of(More)
Little is known about the level of engagement and correlates of sun protection and skin self-exam among individuals diagnosed with melanoma. Participants (N = 229) completed measures of skin self-exam and sun protection practice and knowledge and attitudes. Approximately eighty-four percent of patients reported engaging in skin self-examination at least(More)
We have previously demonstrated that peripheral blood mononuclear cells from patients with Sézary syndrome, the leukemic form of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma which is accompanied by erythroderma and lymphadenopathy, have a Th2 cell cytokine [interleukin 4 (IL-4) and interleukin 5] production pattern. In this study, we extend these observations to demonstrate a(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine if pathology review, within the context of a multidisciplinary pigmented lesion clinic, results in changes in diagnosis of melanocytic lesions and to ascertain if the change in diagnosis altered clinical management and outcome. METHODS Retrospective review of pathology reports, progress notes, and diagnoses entered in the(More)
IL-12 is a 70-kDa heterodimeric cytokine composed of a p35 chain and p40 chain. This cytokine exerts a powerful positive regulatory influence on the development of Th1 helper T-cell immune responses and is a potent inducer of IFN-gamma production and cytotoxic T cell differentiation and function. Because epidermal Langerhans cells (LC) are important members(More)
This study establishes the primary structure of human skin chymase and provides further evidence for the presence of a cathepsin G-like proteinase within human mast cells. The amino acid sequence of human skin chymase was established by protein methods and by analysis of PCR amplification products obtained with cDNA-derived from urticaria pigmentosa (UP)(More)
To determine activation status of the IL-2R-associated (Jak/STAT) pathway in the HTLV-I infected cells, we examined tyrosine phosphorylation of Jak3, STAT3, and STAT5 in several HTLV-I(+) T-cell lines and in uncultured leukemic T cells isolated from patients with adult T-cell lymphoma/leukemia (ATLL). Constitutive basal phosphorylation of Jak3 and, usually,(More)
Progression of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) is associated with profound defects in cell-mediated immunity and depressed production of cytokines, which support cell-mediated immunity. Because we have observed marked defects in interleukin-12 (IL-12) production in CTCL and because IL-12 is critical for antitumor cytotoxic T-cell responses, we initiated a(More)