T. J. Mitchell

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PURPOSE We have analyzed the outcome of mycosis fungoides (MF) and Sézary syndrome (SS) patients using the recent International Society for Cutaneous Lymphomas (ISCL)/European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) revised staging proposal. PATIENTS AND METHODS Overall survival (OS), disease-specific survival (DSS), and risk of disease(More)
MicroRNAs are commonly aberrantly expressed in many cancers. Very little is known of their role in T-cell lymphoma, however. We therefore elucidated the complete miRNome of purified T cells from 21 patients diagnosed with Sézary Syndrome (SzS), a rare aggressive primary cutaneous T-cell (CD4(+)) lymphoma. Unsupervised cluster analysis of microarray data(More)
Host-induced antibodies and their contributions to cancer inflammation are largely unexplored. IgG4 subclass antibodies are present in IL-10-driven Th2 immune responses in some inflammatory conditions. Since Th2-biased inflammation is a hallmark of tumor microenvironments, we investigated the presence and functional implications of IgG4 in malignant(More)
BACKGROUND Data on genome-wide surveys for chromosome aberrations in primary cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) are limited. OBJECTIVE To investigate genetic aberrations in CTCL. METHODS We analysed 18 cases of Sézary syndrome (SS) and 16 cases of mycosis fungoides (MF) by comparative genomic hybridization (CGH) analysis, and correlated findings with the(More)
Differentiation between Sézary syndrome and erythrodermic inflammatory dermatoses can be challenging, and a number of studies have attempted to identify characteristic immunophenotypic changes and molecular biomarkers in Sézary cells that could be useful as additional diagnostic criteria. In this European multicenter study, the sensitivity and specificity(More)
Interaction of cytokines with their cognate receptors leads to the activation of latent transcription factors - the signal transducers and activators of transcription (STAT) proteins - whose biological activities ultimately regulate many critical aspects of cell growth, survival and differentiation. Dysregulation of the JAK-STAT pathway is frequently(More)
Activator protein 1 (AP-1) consists of a group of transcription factors including the JUN and FOS family proteins with diverse biological functions. This study assessed the genomic and expression status of the AP-1 transcription factors in primary cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) by using immunohistochemistry (IHC), Affymetrix expression microarray,(More)
Sézary Syndrome (SS) is an aggressive leukemic variant of primary cutaneous T-cell lymphoma characterized by the presence of tumor or Sézary cells that generally display a mature memory T-cell immunophenotype. Sézary cells proliferate poorly and therefore their accumulation may be due to defective T-cell homeostasis involving resistance to apoptosis. In(More)
BACKGROUND Histological evidence of lymph node involvement is associated with a poor prognosis in patients with cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL). OBJECTIVES To determine whether T-cell receptor (TCR) gene analysis is of prognostic relevance in CTCL. METHODS TCR gene analysis was performed on lymph node specimens from 60 patients with mycosis fungoides(More)
Eotaxin-3 (CCL26) is a CC chemokine that signals exclusively via the CCR3 receptor and has eosinophil-selective chemoattractant activity. Comparison of Eotaxin-1 (CCL11) and Eotaxin-2 (CCL24), demonstrates differences in their expression profiles, cell specificity and effector kinetics, implying distinct biological actions. But little data in this regard(More)