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Articles by Arianne Perez-Garcia in JoVE
Retroviral Transduction of T-cell Receptors in Mouse T-cells
Shi Zhong1, Karolina Malecek1,2, Arianne Perez-Garcia1, Michelle Krogsgaard1
1NYU Cancer institute, New York University School of Medicine, 2Program in Structural Biology, New York University School of Medicine
We present a protocol to produce antigen-specific mouse T-cells using retroviral transduction
Other articles by Arianne Perez-Garcia on PubMed
Minor Histocompatibility Antigen HA-8 Mismatch and Clinical Outcome After HLA-identical Sibling Donor Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation
Haematologica. Dec, 2005 | Pubmed ID: 16330460
We analyzed the clinical outcome of 146 adult patients receiving an HLA-identical sibling donor stem cell transplant depending on HA-8 matching status. The presence of an HA-8 mismatch was associated with an increased risk of severe acute graft-versus-host disease and with a worse overall survival.
CTLA-4 Polymorphisms and Clinical Outcome After Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation from HLA-identical Sibling Donors
Blood. Jul, 2007 | Pubmed ID: 17384200
CTLA-4 is an inhibitory molecule that down-regulates T-cell activation. Although polymorphisms at CTLA-4 have been correlated with autoimmune diseases their association with clinical outcome after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) has yet to be explored. A total of 5 CTLA-4 single-nucleotide polymorphisms were genotyped on 536 HLA-identical sibling donors of allo-HSC transplants. Genotypes were tested for an association with patients' posttransplantation outcomes. The effect of the polymorphisms on cytotoxic T-lymphocyte antigen 4 (CTLA-4) mRNA and protein production were determined in 60 healthy control participants. We observed a reduction in the mRNA expression of the soluble CTLA-4 isoform in the presence of a G allele at CT60 and +49. Patients receiving stem cells from a donor with at least 1 G allele in position CT60 had worse overall survival (56.2% vs 69.8% at 5 years; P = .001; hazard ratio [HR], 3.80; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.75-8.22), due to a higher risk of relapse (P = .049; HR, 1.71; 95% CI, 1.00-2.93). Acute graft-versus-host disease (aGVHD) was more frequent in patients receiving CT60 AA stem cells (P = .033; HR, 1.54; 95% CI, 1.03-2.29). This is the first study to report an association between polymorphisms at CTLA-4 and clinical outcome after allo-HSCT. The CT60 genotype influences relapse and aGVHD, probably due to its action on CTLA-4 alternative splicing.
Transplantation. Nov, 2007 | Pubmed ID: 17998864
The presence of a few circulating donor cells in recipient's blood was first thought to be only an epiphenomenon of solid organ transplantation, also called microchimerism, but several authors have suggested that these circulating cells may contribute to tolerance induction. This study aims to assess the rate of microchimerism after kidney transplantation and determine its influence on acute rejection in a 4-year follow-up.
The Journal of Experimental Medicine. Dec, 2011 | Pubmed ID: 22162831
Early immature T cell acute lymphoblastic leukemias (T-ALLs) account for ~5-10% of pediatric T-ALLs and are associated with poor prognosis. However, the genetic defects that drive the biology of these tumors remain largely unknown. In this study, analysis of microarray gene expression signatures in adult T-ALL demonstrated a high prevalence of early immature leukemias and revealed a close relationship between these tumors and myeloid leukemias. Many adult immature T-ALLs harbored mutations in myeloid-specific oncogenes and tumor suppressors including IDH1, IDH2, DNMT3A, FLT3, and NRAS. Moreover, we identified ETV6 mutations as a novel genetic lesion uniquely present in immature adult T-ALL. Our results demonstrate that early immature adult T-ALL represents a heterogeneous category of leukemias characterized by the presence of overlapping myeloid and T-ALL characteristics, and highlight the potential role of ETV6 mutations in these tumors.
Donor CTLA-4 Genotype Influences Clinical Outcome After T Cell-depleted Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation from HLA-identical Sibling Donors
Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation : Journal of the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation. Jan, 2012 | Pubmed ID: 21703972
CTLA-4 (cytotoxic T-lymphocyte antigen-4) plays a pivotal role in inhibiting T cell activation through competitive interaction with B7 molecules and interruption of costimulatory signals mediated by CD28. Polymorphisms on the CTLA-4 gene have been previously associated with autoimmune diseases, predisposition to leukemic relapse, and with graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) or relapse after allogeneic transplant. As CTLA-4 is expressed on T-lymphocytes, the aim of this study was to determine whether the donor CTLA-4 CT60 genotype also influences clinical outcome even after T cell depletion with CD34-positive selection. We studied 136 patient-donor pairs. Overall survival (OS) was worse for those patients who received grafts from a donor with the CT60 AA genotype rather than from a donor with the AG or GG genotype (35.6% vs 49.4%; P = .043). This association was confirmed through multivariate analysis, which identified the donor CT60 genotype as an independent risk factor for OS (P = .008; hazard ratio [HR]: 2.24, 95% confidence interval [CI]: 1.23-4.08). The donor CT60 AA genotype was also associated with lower disease-free survival, this being related to an increased risk of relapse (P = .001; HR: 3.41, 95% CI: 1.67-6.96) and a trend toward higher transplant-related mortality. These associations were stronger when considering only patients in the early stage of disease. Our results suggest that graft-versus-leukemia (GVL) activity after T cell depletion is conditioned by the donor CTLA-4 genotype.