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Adult and embryonic stem cells hold great promise for regenerative medicine. Expression profiling of stem cells revealed a characteristic imprint of genes, so-called "stemness" genes, providing resistance to stress. Circulating progenitor cells with an endothelial phenotype (EPCs) can be isolated from peripheral blood and contribute to neovascularization(More)
Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) contribute to postnatal neovascularization. Risk factors for coronary artery disease reduce the number of EPCs in humans. Since EPC apoptosis might be a potential mechanism to regulate the number of EPCs, we investigated the effects of oxidative stress and HMG-CoA-reductase inhibitors (statins) on EPC apoptosis.(More)
Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) play an important role in postnatal neovascularization of ischemic tissue. Ex vivo expansion of EPCs might be useful for potential clinical cell therapy of myocardial ischemia. However, cultivation of primary cells leads to cellular aging (senescence), thereby severely limiting the proliferative capacity. Therefore, we(More)
Infection with the human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) requires the presence of a CD4 receptor and a chemokine receptor, principally chemokine receptor 5 (CCR5). Homozygosity for a 32-bp deletion in the CCR5 allele provides resistance against HIV-1 acquisition. We transplanted stem cells from a donor who was homozygous for CCR5 delta32 in a patient(More)
BACKGROUND The ABL tyrosine kinase inhibitor STI571 is a promising agent for treatment of advanced Philadelphia-chromosome-positive (Ph+) acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. However, resistance to this drug develops within a few months in most patients. We aimed to predict resistance to STI571. METHODS Total RNA was extracted from 25 bone-marrow samples from(More)
Overexpression of the oncogene ERG (ETS-related gene) is an adverse prognostic factor in acute myeloid and T-cell lymphoblastic leukemia (AML and T-ALL). We hypothesize that ERG overexpression is associated with primary drug resistance thereby influencing the outcome in leukemia. We previously reported a cell-line based model of ERG overexpression which(More)
Adult and embryonic stem cells hold great promise for regenerative medicine. Expression profiling of stem cells revealed a characteristic imprint of genes, so-called " stemness " genes, providing resistance to stress. Circulating progenitor cells with an endothelial phenotype (EPCs) can be isolated from peripheral blood and contribute to neovascularization(More)
The aim of this study was to systematically evaluate the cumulative radiation exposure and the associated lifetime-cancer-risk from diagnostic imaging in patients with Hodgkin-lymphoma-(HL) or diffuse-large-B-cell-lymphoma (DLBCL). 99 consecutive patients (53-males) diagnosed with HL or DLBCL were included in the study and followed. Based on the imaging(More)
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