Walter Fiedler

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Recent findings support the hypothesis that the CD34(+)-cell population in bone marrow and peripheral blood contains hematopoietic and endothelial progenitor and stem cells. In this study, we report that human AC133(+) cells from granulocyte colony-stimulating factor-mobilized peripheral blood have the capacity to differentiate into endothelial cells (ECs).(More)
BACKGROUND All-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) with chemotherapy is the standard of care for acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL), resulting in cure rates exceeding 80%. Pilot studies of treatment with arsenic trioxide with or without ATRA have shown high efficacy and reduced hematologic toxicity. METHODS We conducted a phase 3, multicenter trial comparing ATRA(More)
PURPOSE To study the incidence and prognostic impact of mutations in DNA methyltransferase 3A (DNMT3A) in patients with acute myeloid leukemia. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 489 patients with AML were examined for mutations in DNMT3A by direct sequencing. The prognostic impact of DNMT3A mutations was evaluated in the context of other clinical prognostic(More)
PURPOSE We assessed the prognostic impact of IDH1 R132 mutations and a known single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) located in the same exon of the IDH1 gene in patients with cytogenetically normal acute myeloid leukemia (CN-AML) in the context of other prognostic markers. PATIENTS AND METHODS IDH1 exon four was directly sequenced in 275 CN-AML patients(More)
PURPOSE We assessed the prognostic impact of a known single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) located in the mutational hotspot of WT1 in patients with cytogenetically normal acute myeloid leukemia (CN-AML) in the context of other prognostic markers. PATIENTS AND METHODS WT1 exons 7 and 9 from 249 CN-AML patients from multicenter treatment trials AML-SHG(More)
Mutations in the nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate(+)-dependent isocitrate dehydrogenase gene 2 (IDH2) have recently been found in patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) as well as in patients with leukemic transformation of myeloproliferative neoplasms. We analyzed 272 adult patients with cytogenetically normal AML (CN-AML) for the presence(More)
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) represents a clonal disease of hematopoietic progenitors characterized by acquired heterogenous genetic changes that alter normal mechanisms of proliferation, self-renewal, and differentiation.(1) Although 40% to 45% of patients younger than 65 years of age can be cured with current therapies, only 10% of older patients reach(More)
Fifteen patients with refractory AML were treated in a phase 1 study with SU11248, an oral kinase inhibitor of fms-like tyrosine kinase 3 (Flt3), Kit, vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), and platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) receptors. Separate cohorts of patients received SU11248 for 4-week cycles followed by either a 2- or a 1-week rest period.(More)
Expression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), also known as vascular permeability factor (VPF), and its receptors Flt-1 and KDR (Flk-1 in mouse) and their localization in the human testis were analyzed by means of reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), Western blotting and immunohistochemistry. VEGF mRNA was detected in the(More)
BACKGROUND The antiangiogenic agent cilengitide disrupts integrin binding to the extracellular matrix leading to apoptosis of activated endothelial cells. Integrins are also widely expressed in malignant glioma and integrin inhibitors may directly target tumor cells in this disease. Aim of the current study was to investigate effects of cilengitide on(More)