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Refractory chronic GVHD (cGVHD) is an important complication after allogeneic hematopoietic SCT and is prognostic of poor outcome. MSCs are involved in tissue repair and modulating immune responses in vitro and in vivo. From April 2005 to October 2008, 19 patients with refractory cGVHD were treated with MSCs derived from the BM of volunteers. The median(More)
Cell therapy is a promising approach for the treatment of refractory ocular disease. This study investigated the efficacy of mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) for the treatment of dry eye associated with chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD) and assessed the immunomodulatory effects of MSCs on regulatory CD8(+)CD28(-) T lymphocytes. A total of 22(More)
T-cell immunodeficiency is a common feature in cancer patients, which may relate to initiation and development of tumor. Based on our previous finding, to further characterize the immune status, T cell proliferative history was analyzed in CD4+ and CD8+ T cells from chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) patients. Quantitative analysis of δRec-ψJα signal joint T(More)
T-cell receptor Vss gene repertoire and clonality have been studied in patients with leukemia and solid tumors, by assaying the CDR3 size of TCR genes, using RT-PCR and genescan analysis. Few studies have studied leukemia-associated oligoclonal expanded T-cells in leukemia, therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the distribution and clonal(More)
BACKGROUND In a human T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) cell line (Molt-4), siRNA-mediated suppression of BCL11B expression was shown to inhibit proliferation and induce apoptosis, functions which may be related to genes involved in apoptosis (such as TNFSF10 and BCL2L1) and TGF-β pathways (such as SPP1and CREBBP). METHODS The expression levels(More)
T cell immunodeficiency is a common feature in cancer patients, which may relate to initiation and development of tumor. Our previous study showed skewed expression of T cell receptor beta variable region (TRBV) subfamilies and clonal expansion of T cells in leukemia patients. In the present study, in order to further characterize the T cell immunity in(More)
T-cell immunodeficiency is a common feature in cancer patients, which may relate to initiation and development of tumor. In expanding our previous observations in this area, we studied the repertoire of T-cell receptor beta variable region (TRBV) and T-cell proliferative history in CD4+ and CD8+ T cells from chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) patients. The(More)
Umbilical cord blood (CB) has been used successfully as a source of hematopoietic stem cells for transplantation. But the distribution and clonality of T-cell receptor alpha variable region (TRAV) and T-cell receptor beta variable region (TRBV) subfamily T-cells, the naïve T-cells level and the diversity of thymic recent output function in CB has not been(More)
In haematological malignancy, cell-mediated immunity has been shown to be suppressed in advanced disease. This immune dysfunction may be due, in part, to altered expression of the T cell receptor (TCR)-CD3 complex. The distribution and clonality of the TCR Vbeta repertoire and the expression levels of CD3gamma, CD3delta, CD3epsilon, and CD3zeta genes in T(More)
Chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Currently, no reliable biomarkers are available to predict the onset or progression of cGVHD. Therefore, in this study, we collected peripheral blood mononuclear cells from four patients with cGVHD and four ones(More)