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Many patients who require allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) lack a human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-matched donor. Here, we report a protocol for haploidentical allo-HSCT that combines granulocyte-colony stimulating factor primed bone marrow (G-BM) and peripheral blood stem cells (PBSC) without in vitro T-cell depletion (TCD). In(More)
We studied the impact of risk stratification-directed interventions for minimal residual disease (MRD) on relapse and disease-free survival (DFS) prospectively in 814 subjects with standard-risk acute leukemia receiving allotransplantation in first or second complete remission. A total of 709 subjects were MRD(-) after transplantation (Group A); 105(More)
The effect of adenosine and its analogues on the cytotoxic activity of IL-2-activated NK cells was investigated. Adenosine is an endogenous ligand for four different adenosine receptor (AdoR) subtypes (AdoRA1, AdoRA2A, AdoRA2B, and AdoRA3). Increased concentrations of adenosine were found in ascites of MethA sarcoma or in culture medium of 3LL Lewis lung(More)
To the Editor: Acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) is a highly curable disease. Recently, two randomized trials conducted by Lo-Coco et al.1 and our group2 provided strong evidence supporting front-line treatment with arsenic trioxide and all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) for APL. This treatment has been adopted by the most recent National Comprehensive Cancer(More)
We performed a two-stage genome-wide association study of IgA nephropathy (IgAN) in Han Chinese, with 1,434 affected individuals (cases) and 4,270 controls in the discovery phase and follow-up of the top 61 SNPs in an additional 2,703 cases and 3,464 controls. We identified associations at 17p13 (rs3803800, P = 9.40 × 10(-11), OR = 1.21; rs4227, P = 4.31 ×(More)
The outcomes of 293 patients with leukemia undergoing HLA-identical sibling (n = 158) or related HLA-mismatched (n = 135) hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) performed during the same time period were compared. Patients received BUCY2 in HLA-identical sibling HCT or BUCY2 + ATG in mismatched HCT as conditioning regimens, followed by unmanipulated(More)
To evaluate the prognostic significance of Wilms' tumor gene 1 (WT1) expression for monitoring minimal residual disease and predicting relapse in patients with acute leukemia (AL) following allogeneic hematopoietic SCT (allo-HSCT), the WT1 expression levels of 138 AL patients were measured using real-time quantitative reverse transcription PCR at designed(More)
Either WT1 or leukemia-associated aberrant immune phenotypes (LAIPs) was one of the minimal residual disease (MRD) parameters used to predict leukemia relapse after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT). We first evaluated the clinical value of various positive MRD standards for accurately indicating relapse based on WT1 and FCM(More)
Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) remains one of the best therapeutic options to cure acute leukemia (AL). However, many patients have no human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-matched donor. Recently, we developed a new method for HLA-mismatched/haploidentical transplantation without in vitro T cell depletion (TCD). This method combined(More)
OBJECTIVE Although the matricellular protein thrombospondin-1 (TSP1) is highly expressed in the vessel wall in response to injury, its pathophysiological role in the development of vascular disease is poorly understood. This study was designed to test the hypothesis that TSP1 stimulates reactive oxygen species production in vascular smooth muscle cells and(More)