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Rev. cuba. hematol. inmunol. hemoter ; 37(3): e1428, 2021. tab
Article in Spanish | LILACS, CUMED | ID: biblio-1341401

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Introducción: La enfermedad mínima residual es la permanencia de células leucémicas residuales en niveles subclínicos luego de la remisión de la enfermedad. Esta condición incrementa el riesgo de recaída y mortalidad. Objetivo: Caracterizar factores clínicos y moleculares de pacientes con leucemias agudas y enfermedad mínima residual detectada por citometría de flujo en una institución de alta complejidad de la ciudad de Medellín, Colombia durante los años 2015 - 2017. Metodología: Este es un estudio descriptivo retrospectivo, que incluyó pacientes con leucemia diagnosticada por citometría de flujo. Se realizó un muestreo no probabilístico de casos consecutivos. La información recolectada fue digitada en una base de datos en Excel, y el análisis se realizó a través del programa IBM SPSS Versión 24, empleando según la naturaleza de cada variable frecuencias absolutas y relativas, promedio y desviación estándar o mediana y rangos intercuartílicos según su distribución. Resultados: Se incluyó un total de 60 pacientes con predominio del sexo masculino 63,3 por ciento (38). El diagnóstico más frecuente fue la leucemia linfoide 78,3 por ciento (47). Del total de pacientes incluidos, 36,6 por ciento (22) fue positivo para enfermedad mínima residual; 28,3 por ciento recibió trasplante de médula ósea y el 10 por ciento (6) presentó compromiso de líquido cefalorraquídeo. En la segunda citometría en pacientes con enfermedad mínima residual, 90,9 por ciento (20) expresaba CD45+. El 31,8 por ciento (7) de los pacientes con enfermedad mínima residual presentó recaída. Conclusión: La enfermedad mínima residual es una condición frecuente en pacientes con leucemias agudas que requiere seguimiento y constituye un factor pronóstico relevante(AU)


Introduction: The minimal residual disease is the permanence of residual leukemic cells at subclinical levels after remission of the disease. This condition increases the risk of relapse and mortality. Objective: To characterize the clinical and molecular factors of patients with acute leukemias and minimal residual disease detected by flow cytometry in a highly complex institution in the city of Medellín, Colombia during the years 2015 - 2017. Methodology: This is a retrospective descriptive observational study, which included patients with leukemia diagnosed by flow cytometry. A non-probabilistic sampling of consecutive cases was carried out. The information collected was entered into a database in Excel, and the analysis was carried out through the IBM SPSS Version 24 program, using absolute and relative frequencies, average and standard deviation or median and interquartile ranges, according to the nature of each variable and its distribution. Results: 60 patients were included in which male sex predominated with 63.3 percent (38). The most frequent diagnosis was lymphoid leukemia with 78.3 percent (47). Of the total patients included, 36.6 percent (22) were positive for minimal residual disease; 28.3 percent received a bone marrow transplant and 10 percent (6) had a cerebrospinal fluid compromise. In the second cytometry of the patients with minimal residual disease, 90.9 percent (20) expressed CD45 +. 31.8 percent (7) of the patients with minimal residual disease relapsed. Conclusion: Minimal residual disease is a frequent pathology in patients with acute leukemias that requires follow-up and constitutes a relevant prognostic factor(AU)


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Humans , Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute/diagnosis , Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute/prevention & control , Neoplasm, Residual/diagnosis , Flow Cytometry/methods , Epidemiology, Descriptive , Retrospective Studies
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Rev. cuba. hematol. inmunol. hemoter ; 37(2): e1297, 2021. graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS, CUMED | ID: biblio-1289428

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Introducción: La enfermedad granulomatosa crónica es una inmunodeficiencia primaria congénita del sistema inmune innato, originada por defectos en el complejo enzimático nicotinamida adenina dinucleótido fosfato oxidasa presente en células fagocíticas. Estos defectos funcionales causan incapacidad para producir especies reactivas del oxígeno en los fagocitos, que afectan la eliminación de algunos microorganismos patógenos dentro del fagolisosoma. El diagnóstico de esta enfermedad se realiza actualmente mediante la prueba de 1,2,3-dihidrorodamina asistida por citometría de flujo multiparamétrica, o la tinción de fagocitos con nitroazul de tetrazolio asistida por microscopio óptico. Objetivos: Describir los aspectos fisiopatológicos y moleculares de la enfermedad granulomatosa crónica; y discutir aspectos relacionados con las pruebas de diagnóstico antes mencionadas. Métodos: Se realizó una investigación bibliográfica-documental a partir de artículos científicos publicados desde 1933 hasta 2018, para ello fueron consultadas las bases de datos SciELO, PubMed y Springer. Desarrollo: Se exponen las características fisiopatológicas de la enfermedad granulomatosa crónica, así como la relación entre las mutaciones genéticas más abundantes en la población afectada y la gravedad de las manifestaciones clínicas que presentan los pacientes. Además, se analizan críticamente los beneficios y las deficiencias de dos técnicas que se utilizan actualmente para diagnosticar la enfermedad. Conclusiones: La enfermedad granulomatosa crónica puede generar consecuencias inmunológicas e inflamatorias graves, que se hallan en consonancia con las características genéticas expresadas en el complejo enzimático dañado. El diagnóstico de la enfermedad resulta más confiable, exhaustivo y específico, mediante la citometría de flujo y su prueba de 1,2,3-dihidrorodamina(AU)


Introduction: Chronic granulomatous disease is a congenital primary immunodeficiency of the innate immune system, caused by defects in the nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate oxidase enzyme complex present in phagocytic cells. These functional defects cause inability to produce reactive oxygen species in phagocytes, affecting the elimination of some pathogenic microorganisms within the phagolysosome. The diagnosis of this disease is currently made by means of the 1,2,3-dihydrorodamine test assisted by multiparametric flow cytometry, or the staining of phagocytes with nitro-blue tetrazolium assisted by light microscopy. Objectives: To characterize molecular and pathophysiologically the chronic granulomatous disease; and to discuss aspects related to the aforementioned diagnostic tests. Methods: In this work, a bibliographic-documentary research was carried out from scientific articles published from 1933 to 2018, for which the SciELO, PubMed and Springer databases were consulted. Development: The pathophysiological characteristics of chronic granulomatous disease are exposed, as well as the relationship between the most abundant genetic mutations in the affected population, and the severity of the clinical manifestations presented by the patients. In addition, the benefits and deficiencies of two techniques currently used to diagnose the disease are critically analyzed. Conclusions: Chronic granulomatous disease can generate severe immunological and inflammatory consequences, which are in line with the genetic characteristics expressed in the damaged enzyme complex. The diagnosis of the disease is more reliable, exhaustive and specific, using flow cytometry and its 1,2,3-dihydrorodamine test(AU)


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Humans , Reactive Oxygen Species , Diagnostic Tests, Routine , Nitroblue Tetrazolium/therapeutic use , Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures , Flow Cytometry/methods , Granulomatous Disease, Chronic/physiopathology , Granulomatous Disease, Chronic/genetics
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Rev. cuba. hematol. inmunol. hemoter ; 36(4): e1244, oct.-dic. 2020. graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS, CUMED | ID: biblio-1289418

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Introducción: La citometría de flujo es una técnica de avanzada, objetiva y altamente sensible que permite el análisis y la cuantificación simultánea de múltiples parámetros celulares, muy utilizada en el estudio de la leucemia linfoide crónica, entidad caracterizada como un trastorno proliferativo maligno de linfocitos de aspecto maduro e incompetentes. Objetivo: Describir la estrategia de diagnóstico del inmunofenotipaje por citometría de flujo de la leucemia linfoide crónica. Métodos: Se analizó una muestra de médula ósea para la citometría de flujo de un paciente con sospecha clínica y morfológica de la leucemia linfoide crónica. El inmunofenotipaje celular se realizó con el empleo de anticuerpos monoclonales dirigidos contra los antígenos de diferenciación linfoides B y T. Se procedió a la lectura de la muestra en un citómetro GALLIOS, Beckman Coulter y los datos obtenidos se analizaron con el empleo del programa informático Kaluza. Resultados: Los antígenos con expresión positiva fueron el CD19 (99,94 por ciento), CD20 (81,56 por ciento), CD5 (80,25 por ciento), así como la coexpresión de CD5+/CD19+ (96,56 por ciento), CD5+/CD20+ (80,56 por ciento), CD19+/CD20+ (84,86 por ciento), CD23 (62,65 por ciento), CD49d (65,18 por ciento), CD38 (52,17 por ciento). Se encontró monoclonalidad de la cadena ligera k en un 44,27 por ciento. La expresión de los antígenos CD3, CD4, CD8y CD25 resultó negativa. Conclusiones: La estrategia diagnóstica propuesta permitió identificar los antígenos más frecuentemente expresados en pacientes con leucemia linfoide crónica, así como la coexpresión de los mismos y la monoclonalidad de la cadena k, los cuales son marcadores celulares que permiten realizar el diagnóstico inmunofenotípico de la leucemia linfoide crónica, por citometría de flujo(AU)


Introduction: Flow cytometry is an advanced, objective, highly sensitive technique for the simultaneous analysis and quantification of multiple cellular parameters. This technique is very common in the study of chronic lymphocytic leukemia, a condition defined as a malignant proliferative disorder of mature, incompetent lymphocytes. Objective: Describe the diagnostic strategy for flow cytometry immunophenotyping of chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Methods: Flow cytometry testing was performed of a bone marrow sample taken from a patient with clinical and morphological suspicion of chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Cell immunophenotyping was based on monoclonal antibodies targeted against lymphoid differentiation antigens B and T. The sample was read in a GALLIOS Beckman Coulter cytometer, and the data obtained were analyzed with the software Kaluza. Results: Antigens with a positive expression were CD19 (99.94 percent), CD20 (81.56 percent), CD5 (80.25 percent), as well as the co-expression of CD5+/CD19+ (96.56 percent), CD5+/CD20+ (80.56 percent), CD19+/CD20+ (84.86 percent), CD23 (62.65 percent), CD49d (65.18 percent), CD38 (52.17 percent). Monoclonality of the k light chain was present in 44.27 percent. Expression of antigens CD3, CD4, CD8 and CD25 was found to be negative. Conclusions: The diagnostic strategy proposed made it possible to identify the antigens most frequently expressed in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, as well as their co-expression and the monoclonality of the k chain, all of which are cell markers allowing flow cytometry-based immunophenotypical diagnosis of chronic lymphocytic leukemia(AU)


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Humans , Flow Cytometry/methods , Lymphoma/diagnosis
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Rev. cuba. hematol. inmunol. hemoter ; 36(3): e1151, jul.-set. 2020. tab, graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS, CUMED | ID: biblio-1156441

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Introducción: La citometría de flujo permite la cuantificación de las subpoblaciones de linfocitos con una elevada sensibilidad, especificidad y objetividad. Estas ventajas solo se logran con un proceso laborioso de diseño individualizado y controlado para cada experimento. Objetivo: Diseñar un protocolo de un solo tubo policromático de citometría flujo para inmunofenotipo linfocitario periférico. Métodos: Se realizó un estudio experimental in vitro con muestras de sangre periférica obtenidas de tres voluntarios sanos, en el Centro Nacional de Genética Médica, en marzo de 2019. El tubo se compuso de seis marcadores de linaje para identificar linfocitos B, T, natural killer y natural killer T. Se desarrolló un protocolo de lisis de hematíes sin lavado. Se emplearon anticuerpos monoclonales conjugados con fluorocromos. El punto óptimo de concentración correspondió al mayor índice de tinción y conservación de los porcentajes de positividad de cada población. Se realizó la construcción progresiva del tubo y se propuso una estrategia lógica de secuencia de ventanas para el análisis de datos. Resultados: Los marcadores seleccionados permitieron realizar correctamente el inmunofenotipo linfocitario periférico. En los cinco puntos de titulación se observaron buenas discriminaciones entre las señales positivas y negativas, excepto para el anti-CD56 que presentó una tendencia decreciente del índice de tinción. El volumen total de conjugados requeridos para la determinación de los 6 antígenos fue de 3,75 μL por tubo. Conclusiones: Se obtuvo un tubo policromático que permite el inmunofenotipo periférico de forma rápida y precisa por seis antígenos linfocitarios simultáneamente, con el empleo de pequeños volúmenes de conjugado y sangre(AU)


Introduction: Flow cytometry allows quantification of lymphocyte subpopulations with high sensitivity, specificity and objectivity. These advantages are only achieved through the hardworking process of individualized and controlled design for each experiment. Objective: To design a flow cytometry protocol of a single polychromatic tube for peripheral lymphocyte immunophenotype. Methods: An experimental in vitro study was carried out, in March 2019, with peripheral blood samples obtained from three healthy volunteers, at the National Center for Medical Genetics. The tube was made up of six lineage markers for identifying natural B and T lymphocytes, natural killers and natural killer T cells. A protocol was developed for red blood cell lysis without washing. Fluorochrome-conjugated monoclonal antibodies were used. The optimal point of concentration corresponded to the highest staining index and preservation of the positivity percentages of each population. Progressive tube construction was performed and a logical window sequence strategy was proposed for data analysis. Results: The chosen markers allowed to carry out correct peripheral lymphocyte immunophenotype. Good discriminations between positive and negative signals were observed at the five titration points, except for anti-CD56, which presented a decreasing trend in the staining index. The total volume of conjugates required for determination of the six antigens was 3.75 μL per tube. Conclusions: A polychromatic tube was obtained that allows to carry out peripheral immunophenotype quickly and precisely by six lymphocyte antigens simultaneously, with the use of small volumes of conjugate and blood(AU)


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Humans , Process Optimization , Flow Cytometry/methods , Genetics, Medical , Construction Industry
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Rev. cuba. hematol. inmunol. hemoter ; 36(2): e1187, abr.-jun. 2020. tab, graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS, CUMED | ID: biblio-1149900

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Introducción: La determinación de los inmunofenotipos linfocitarios en sangre periférica forma parte de la evaluación del estado general del sistema inmunitario. Estos exámenes ofrecen informaciones sobre la distribución, concentración y funcionabilidad de las células inmunitarias, lo cual contribuye a establecer pronósticos en el cáncer y predicciones a las respuestas terapéuticas. Objetivo: Evaluar la distribución de las concentraciones linfocitarias circulantes en sangre periférica de pacientes con cáncer. Métodos: Se realizó un estudio analítico en 154 pacientes con cáncer, atendidos en el Instituto de Oncología y Radiobiología de La Habana, durante los años 2017 a 2019. Se empleó la citometría de flujo multiparamétrica para identificar los inmunofenotipos linfocitarios. Este procedimiento se realizó antes de comenzar cualquier tratamiento inmunoterapéutico. Resultados: Los pacientes con cáncer mostraron mayor heterogeneidad en la distribución de las poblaciones linfocitarias respecto a los controles. En los pacientes la mediana de los linfocitos totales y de las subpoblaciones linfocitarias CD3+, CD4+, CD8+ y CD19+ fueron significativamente menores. Los linfocitos T dobles positivos (CD4/CD8) se encontraron elevados significativamente. No se hallaron diferencias entre sexos. La edad se asoció negativamente con las concentraciones de las poblaciones T en tumores sólidos, y con T y B en los linfomas. En el cáncer de próstata se obtuvieron los valores más bajos de poblaciones linfocitarias. Conclusiones: Los pacientes con cáncer tienen menor concentración de linfocitos en sangre periférica que los controles sanos. Las células más afectadas fueron las subpoblaciones T y los linfocitos B. La edad se asoció negativamente con las concentraciones sanguíneas de linfocitos, lo cual pudiera estar en relación con la inmunosenescencia(AU)


Introduction: Determination of lymphocytic immunophenotypes in peripheral blood is part of the evaluation of the general state of the immune system. These tests provide information about the distribution, concentration, and functionality of immune cells, which helps establish prognoses in cancer and predictions of therapeutic responses. Objective: To evaluate the distribution of circulating lymphocyte concentrations in peripheral blood of cancer patients. Methods: An analytical study was carried out with 154 cancer patients treated at the Institute of Oncology and Radiobiology in Havana, from 2017 to 2019. Multiparametric flow cytometry was used to identify lymphocyte immunophenotypes. This procedure was performed before beginning any immunotherapeutic treatment. Results: Cancer patients showed greater heterogeneity in the distribution of lymphocyte populations compared to control patients. The median for total lymphocytes and the lymphocyte subpopulations of CD3+, CD4+, CD8+ and CD19+ were significantly lower in patients. CD4+ CD8+ double-positive T lymphocytes were found to be significantly elevated. No sex differences were found. Age was negatively associated with the concentrations of T-cells populations in solid tumors, and with T- and B-cells populations in lymphomas. In prostate cancer, the lowest values ​​of lymphocyte populations were obtained. Conclusions: Cancer patients have a lower concentration of lymphocytes in peripheral blood than healthy patients in the control group. The most affected ones were the T-cells subpopulations and B lymphocytes. Age was negatively associated with blood levels of lymphocytes, which could be related to immunosenescence(AU)


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Humans , Immunophenotyping/methods , Flow Cytometry/methods , Medical Oncology/methods
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Rev. cuba. hematol. inmunol. hemoter ; 36(1): e1137, ene.-mar. 2020. graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS, CUMED | ID: biblio-1126539

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Introducción: La citometría de flujo es una técnica de avanzada, objetiva y altamente sensible que permite el análisis y la cuantificación simultánea de múltiples parámetros celulares; es muy utilizada en el estudio de las hemopatías malignas. En los últimos años, ha demostrado ser de gran utilidad en la identificación y la caracterización inmunofenotípica de los síndromes linfoproliferativos crónicos. Estos constituyen un grupo heterogéneo de enfermedades caracterizadas por la expansión monoclonal de células linfoides de aspecto maduro. Objetivos: Analizar los aspectos generales de la aplicación de la técnica de citometría de flujo al estudio y clasificación inmunofenotípica de los síndromes linfoproliferativos crónicos. Métodos: Se realizó una investigación bibliográfica-documental acerca del tema. Se consultaron las bases de datos de SciELO y Pubmed. Análisis y síntesis de la información: Se describen los aspectos técnicos de la citometría de flujo, desde la obtención y procesamiento de las muestras hasta la generación del informe por el citómetro; así como la aplicación de la técnica a la caracterización inmunofenotípica de los síndromes linfoproliferativos crónicos. La citometría de flujo multiparamétrica se ha convertido en uno más de los métodos diagnósticos de este síndrome. Uno de los principales objetivos del estudio inmunofenotípico por citometría de flujo consiste en descartar si esa población de células B es clonal o no. Conclusiones: La citometría de flujo permite el análisis, la interpretación y la clasificación inmunofenotípica de los síndromes linfoproliferativos crónicos. Es una herramienta útil en las que se apoya el diagnóstico y el seguimiento de estos pacientes(AU)


Introduction: Flow cytometry is an advanced, objective and highly sensitive technique that allows simultaneous quantification and analysis of multiple cellular parameters. It is widely used in the study of malignant hemopathies. In recent years, it has proved very useful in the identification and immunophenotypic characterization of chronic lymphoproliferative syndromes. These conditions belong to a heterogeneous group of diseases characterized by monoclonal expansion of mature lymphoid cells. Objectives: To analyze the general aspects of flow cytometry application to the study and immunophenotypic classification of chronic lymphoproliferative syndromes. Methods: A bibliographic-documentary research about the topic was carried out. We consulted the SciELO and Pubmed databases. Information analysis and synthesis: The technical aspects of the flow cytometry are described, from obtaining and processing the samples to the cytometer's generating the report; as well as the technique's application to the immunophenotypic characterization of chronic lymphoproliferative syndromes. Multiparametric flow cytometry has become one of the diagnostic methods for this syndrome. One of the main objectives of the immunophenotypic study by flow cytometry is to rule out whether this population of B cells is clonal or not. Conclusions: Flow cytometry allows the analysis, interpretation and immunophenotypic classification of chronic lymphoproliferative syndromes. It is a useful tool that supports the diagnosis and monitoring of these patients(AU)


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Humans , Male , Female , Immunophenotyping/methods , Flow Cytometry/methods , Lymphoproliferative Disorders/diagnostic imaging
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Einstein (Säo Paulo) ; 18: eAO4966, 2020. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1056043

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ABSTRACT Objective To validate multilineage score system correlating results of flow cytometry, cytogenetics, cytomorphology and histology from samples of patients with suspected myelodysplastic syndrome or cytopenia of unknown origin. Methods A retrospective study analyzing laboratory data of 49 patients with suspected myelodysplastic syndrome or cytopenia of unknown origin, carried out between May and September 2017. The inclusion criteria were availability of flow cytometry results, and at least one more method, such as morphology, histology or cytogenetics. Thirty-eight patients were classified as diagnosis of myelodysplastic syndromes, whereas 11 were classified as normal. Patients were evaluated based on score systems, Ogata score and flow cytometry multilineage score. Results Comparing the scores obtained in the Ogata score and the multilineage score, it was observed that in four cases the Ogata score was zero or 1 point, while the multilineage score was higher than 3 points. In addition, in 12 cases with Ogata score of 2, the multilineage score was greater than 3. Conclusion The flow cytometry multilineage score system demonstrated to be more effective in dysplasia analysis, by assessing the erythroid, monocytic, granulocytic and precursor cell lineages, apart from the parameters evaluated by the Ogata score.


RESUMO Objetivo Validar ficha de escore multilinhagem correlacionando resultados obtidos de citometria de fluxo, citogenética, citomorfologia e histologia de amostras de pacientes com suspeita de síndrome mielodisplásica ou citopenias a esclarecer. Métodos Estudo retrospectivo de análise de dados laboratoriais de 49 pacientes com suspeita clínica de síndrome mielodisplásica ou citopenias a esclarecer realizado entre maio e setembro de 2017. Os critérios de inclusão foram a disponibilidade de resultados de citometria de fluxo e de, pelo menos, outra metodologia, entre morfologia, histologia, ou citogenética. Trinta e oito pacientes foram classificados como diagnosticados com síndromes mielodisplásicas enquanto 11 foram classificados como normais. Os pacientes foram avaliados utilizando sistemas de escore, escore de Ogata e ficha multilinhagem. Resultados Comparando as pontuações obtidas no escore de Ogata e na ficha multilinhagem, observou-se que, em quatro casos, o score de Ogata foi zero ou 1 ponto, enquanto, pela ficha multilinhagem, a pontuação foi superior a 3 pontos. Além disso, em 12 casos com escore de Ogata 2, a pontuação pela ficha multilinhagem foi superior a 3. Conclusão A ficha multilinhagem demonstrou ser mais eficaz na análise de displasia por avaliar as linhagens eritroide, monocítica, granulocítica e células precursoras, além dos parâmetros avaliados no escore de Ogata.


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Humans , Male , Female , Infant , Child, Preschool , Child , Adolescent , Adult , Aged , Aged, 80 and over , Young Adult , Myelodysplastic Syndromes/pathology , Flow Cytometry/standards , Reference Standards , Biopsy , Bone Marrow Cells/pathology , Monocytes/pathology , Reproducibility of Results , Retrospective Studies , Cytogenetic Analysis/methods , Cytogenetic Analysis/standards , Erythroid Cells/pathology , Flow Cytometry/methods , Granulocytes/pathology , Middle Aged
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Einstein (Säo Paulo) ; 18: eAO5236, 2020. graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1133772

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ABSTRACT Objective To follow the expansion of mesenchymal stem cells from umbilical cords by two classic senescence markers, p16 (INK4A) and p21 (CDKN1A), using practical, fast, and less expensive methods than the gold standard Western blotting technique, to evaluate its applicability in the laboratory. Methods Mesenchymal stem cells from umbilical cords were isolated from Wharton's jelly and, after quality control, morphological and immunophenotypic characterization by flow cytometry, were expanded in culture until coming close to cell cycle arrest (replicative senescence). Results A comparison was made between young cells, at passage 5, and pre-senescent cells, at passage 10, evaluating the protein expression of the classic cell senescence markers p16 and p21, comparing the results obtained by Western blotting with those obtained by flow cytometry and indirect immunofluorescence. Conclusion Follow-up of cell cultures, through indirect p16 immunofluorescence, allows the identification of mesenchymal stem cells from umbilical cord cultures at risk of reaching replicative senescence.


RESUMO Objetivo Acompanhar a expansão de células-tronco mesenquimais de cordão umbilical por dois marcadores clássicos de senescência, p16 (INK4A) e p21 (CDKN1A), usando métodos práticos, rápidos e com custo menor do que a técnica padrão-ouro de Western blotting, para avaliar sua aplicabilidade em laboratório. Métodos Células-tronco mesenquimais de cordão umbilical foram isoladas da geleia de Wharton e, após controle de qualidade e caracterização morfológica e imunofenotípica por citometria de fluxo, foram expandidas em cultura, até chegarem próximas à parada do ciclo celular (senescência replicativa). Resultados Foi feita a comparação entre células jovens, na passagem 5, e células pré-senescentes, na passagem 10, avaliando a expressão proteica dos marcadores clássicos de senescência celular p16 e p21, comparando os resultados obtidos por Western blotting com os obtidos por citometria de fluxo e imunofluorescência indireta. Conclusão O seguimento de culturas celulares, por meio da imunofluorescência indireta de p16, permite identificar as culturas de células-tronco mesenquimais de cordão umbilical em risco de atingirem a senescência replicativa.


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Humans , Umbilical Cord/physiology , Fluorescent Antibody Technique/methods , Cellular Senescence , Mesenchymal Stem Cells/physiology , Flow Cytometry/methods , Biomarkers/blood , Cells, Cultured , Blotting, Western , Cyclin-Dependent Kinase Inhibitor p16 , Cyclin-Dependent Kinase Inhibitor p21
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Braz. oral res. (Online) ; 34: e033, 2020. graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1089391

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Abstract The aim of our study was to isolate populations of keratinocyte stem cells based on the expression of cell surface markers and to investigate whether the culture could affect their phenotype. keratinocytes from human oral mucosa were sorted based on the expression of the epithelial stem cell markers p75NTR and CD71. We also examined the co-expression of other epithelial stem markers such as integrins β1 and α6 and their stem cell-like proprieties in in vitro assays. Three passages after being sorted by MACS, more than 93% of the p75NTR+ve cells lost the expression of p75NTR, while 5.46% of the p75NTR-ve gained it. Within the small population of the p75NTR+ve cells, 88% co-expressed other epithelial stem cell markers such as integrins β1 and α6, while only 28% of p75NTR-ve cells co-expressed these markers. These results were confirmed by sorting cells by FACS. Additionally, when double staining was used for sorting cells, 99% of the p75NTR+veCD71-ve and 33% of the p75NTR-veCD71+ve cells expressed both integrins, but just one week after culture, only 1.74% of the p75NTR+veCD71-ve cells still expressed p75NTR and only 0.32% still expressed CD71. Similar results were obtained when co-culturing p75NTR+ve and p75NTR-ve populations before analysis. Our results suggest that phenotype changes may be part of an intrinsic cellular mechanism to conserve levels of protein expression as they may found in the human body. In addition, in vitro culture may not offer ideal conditions for epithelial stem cell maintenance due to phenotype changes under standard culture conditions.


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Humans , Phenotype , Stem Cells/cytology , Keratinocytes/cytology , Cell Culture Techniques/methods , Epithelial Cells/cytology , Mouth Mucosa/cytology , Receptors, Transferrin/analysis , Biomarkers/analysis , Antigens, CD/analysis , Cell Separation/methods , Reproducibility of Results , Receptors, Nerve Growth Factor/analysis , Flow Cytometry/methods , Nerve Tissue Proteins/analysis
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Einstein (Säo Paulo) ; 18: eAO4560, 2020. graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1101099

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ABSTRACT Objective To investigate if ICI 182,780 (fulvestrant), a selective estrogen receptor alpha/beta (ERα/ERβ) antagonist, and G-1, a selective G-protein-coupled receptor (GPER) agonist, can potentially induce autophagy in breast cancer cell lines MCF-7 and SKBr3, and how G-1 affects cell viability. Methods Cell viability in MCF-7 and SKBr3 cells was assessed by the MTT assay. To investigate the autophagy flux, MCF-7 cells were transfected with GFP-LC3, a marker of autophagosomes, and analyzed by real-time fluorescence microscopy. MCF-7 and SKBr3 cells were incubated with acridine orange for staining of acidic vesicular organelles and analyzed by flow cytometry as an indicator of autophagy. Results Regarding cell viability in MCF-7 cells, ICI 182,780 and rapamycin, after 48 hours, led to decreased cell proliferation whereas G-1 did not change viability over the same period. The data showed that neither ICI 182,780 nor G-1 led to increased GFP-LC3 puncta in MCF-7 cells over the 4-hour observation period. The cytometry assay showed that ICI 182,780 led to a higher number of acidic vesicular organelles in MCF-7 cells. G-1, in turn, did not have this effect in any of the cell lines. In contrast, ICI 182,780 and G-1 did not decrease cell viability of SKBr3 cells or induce formation of acidic vesicular organelles, which corresponds to the final step of the autophagy process in this cell line. Conclusion The effect of ICI 182,780 on increasing acidic vesicular organelles in estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer cells appears to be associated with its inhibitory effect on estrogen receptors, and GPER does notseem to be involved. Understanding these mechanisms may guide further investigations of these receptors' involvement in cellular processes of breast cancer resistance.


RESUMO Objetivo Avaliar o efeito dos compostos ICI 182,780 (fulvestranto), um antagonista seletivo dos receptores de estrógeno alfa/beta (REα/REβ), e do G-1, um agonista seletivo de receptores de estrógeno acoplados a proteínas-G (GPER), na possível indução de autofagia em linhagens de câncer de mama MCF-7 e SKBr3, bem como o efeito de G-1 na viabilidade celular. Métodos A viabilidade celular de células MCF-7 e SKBr3 foi avaliada pelo ensaio com MTT. Para investigar a indução da autofagia, células MCF-7 foram transfectadas com GFP-LC3, um marcador de autofagossomos, e analisadas por microscopia de fluorescência em tempo real. As células MCF-7 e SKBr3 foram incubadas com o indicador de compartimentos ácidos laranja de acridina e analisadas por citometria de fluxo como indicativo para autofagia. Resultados Em células MCF-7, o ICI 182,780 e rapamicina após 48 horas levaram à diminuição da viabilidade celular, enquanto o G-1 não alterou a viabilidade no mesmo período de tratamento. Nem o ICI 182,780 e nem o G-1 induziram aumento na pontuação de GFP-LC3 em células MCF-7 até 4 horas. Já os ensaios de citometria de fluxo demonstraram que ICI 182,780 levou ao aumento de compartimentos ácidos em células MCF-7. O G-1 não aumentou estes parâmetros em ambas as linhagens. Por outro lado, ICI 182,780 e G-1 não induziram à redução da viabilidade em células SKBr3 e nem à formação de compartimentos ácidos, como etapa final do processo autofágico. Conclusão O aumento de compartimentos ácidos pelo ICI 182,780 em células de câncer de mama positivas para receptores de estrógeno parece estar associado com seu efeito inibidor de receptores de estrógeno, mas sem o envolvimento de GPER. A compreensão desses mecanismos pode direcionar estudos sobre o envolvimento dos receptores nos processos celulares de resistência do câncer de mama.


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Humans , Female , Autophagy/drug effects , Breast Neoplasms/pathology , Breast Neoplasms/drug therapy , Receptors, G-Protein-Coupled/agonists , Estrogen Receptor Antagonists/pharmacology , Fulvestrant/pharmacology , Time Factors , Transfection/methods , Cell Survival/drug effects , Blotting, Western , Reproducibility of Results , Analysis of Variance , Sirolimus/pharmacology , Receptors, G-Protein-Coupled/analysis , Estrogen Receptor alpha/antagonists & inhibitors , Estrogen Receptor beta/antagonists & inhibitors , Cell Proliferation/drug effects , MCF-7 Cells , Flow Cytometry/methods
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Rev. cuba. hematol. inmunol. hemoter ; 35(4): e1123, oct.-dic. 2019. tab, graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS, CUMED | ID: biblio-1093297

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Introducción: El cáncer epitelial de ovario (CEO) ocupa el sexto lugar en incidencia y mortalidad a nivel mundial yen Cuba, el quinto en incidencia. Este cáncer es inmunogénicoy sus células malignas crecen en interacción conlas células inmunitarias. Su curso clínico depende del infiltrado inflamatorio acompañante del tumor. La citología e histopatología son los métodos diagnóstico de elección. Sin embargo, la citometría de flujo emerge como una tecnología de mayor sensibilidad, objetividad y rapidez. Objetivo: Diseñar un panel multicolor de citometría de flujo para inmunofenotipar el infiltrado linfocitario de tres tipos de muestras de pacientes con CEO. Métodos: Se realizó un diseño experimental, para la creación y evaluación de un panel multicolor de citometríade flujo, en el laboratorio de Inmunología del Instituto Nacional de Oncología y Radiobiología. El panel se diseñó en sangre de 3 sujetos sanos y se optimizó para sangreperiférica en 33 sujetos sanos y, en sangreperiférica, ascitis y tejido tumoral ovárico de tres pacientes con CEO. En cada muestra se inmunofenotiparon varias poblaciones linfocitarias. Resultados: Se seleccionaron 11 marcadores antigénicos para el inmunofenotipo, el panel quedó conformado por 4 tubos de citometría. La metodología se pudo aplicar a las muestras de ascitis y tejido tumoral sin interferencias, se obtuvieron porcentajes de las subpoblaciones linfocitarias dentro de los valores esperados. Conclusiones: El panel diseñado permitió inmunofenotipar linfocitos en distintos tipos de muestras de pacientes con CEO, con resultados confiables y reproducibles. Esta metodología puede extenderse a la realización de inmunofenotipaje en otras enfermedades(AU)


Introduction: Epithelial ovarian cancer occupies the 6th place in incidence and mortality in women worldwide. In Cuba, it occupies the 5th place in incidence in females. This cancer is immunogenic and its malignant cells grow in interaction with multiple cells from immune system. Its clinical course depends largely on the type of inflammatory infiltrate accompanying the tumor. Cytology and histopathology are gold standard as diagnostic methods. However, flow cytometry emerges as a technology with greater sensitivity, objectivity and speed. Objective: To design a multicolored flow cytometry panel to immunophenotype the lymphocytic infiltrate of three types of samples for patients with ovarian cancer. Methods: An experimental design was carried out in vitro for the creation and evaluation of a multicolored flow cytometry panel in the Immunology laboratory of the National Institute of Oncology and Radiobiology of Cuba. The panel was designed in the blood of three healthy subjects; then it was optimized for blood in 33 healthy volunteers and blood, ascites and ovarian tumor tissue, from three patients with epithelial ovarian cancer. Several lymphocytes lineages were immunophenotypedin each sample. Results: Eleven markers were selected for the immunophenotype and the panel was made up of four multiparameter cytometry tubes. The methodology created could be applied to the samples of ascites and tumor tissue without interferences and percentages of different lymphocyte subpopulations were obtained within the expected values. Conclusions: The designed panel allowed immunophenotyping of lymphocytes in different types of ovarian cancer patient samples and reliable and reproducible results were obtained. This methodology could be employed for others diseases(AU)


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Humans , Female , Flow Cytometry/methods , Immunophenotyping/methods , Equipment Design/methods , Carcinoma, Ovarian Epithelial/diagnosis
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Rev. cuba. hematol. inmunol. hemoter ; 35(3): e1068, jul.-set. 2019. tab, graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS, CUMED | ID: biblio-1093281

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Introducción: Los linfomas no-Hodgkin pueden infiltrar el sistema nervioso central y producir síntomas neurológicos, lo cual incrementa la mortalidad. El diagnóstico de esta infiltración se puede realizar mediante el estudio del líquido cefalorraquídeo por la técnica de citometría de flujo, con una mayor sensibilidad que la citología convencional. Objetivo: Estimar la supervivencia global de pacientes con Linfoma no-Hodgkin y síntomas neurológicos según el inmunofenotipo celular del líquido cefalorraquídeo. Métodos: Se realizó un estudio analítico y prospectivo en 15 pacientes con diagnóstico confirmado de linfoma no-Hodgkin y síntomas neurológicos, con citología negativa del líquido cefalorraquídeo, tratados en el servicio de oncología del Instituto Nacional de Oncología y Radiobiología, durante los años 2017 y 2018. El inmunofenotipo fue caracterizado mediante citometría de flujo multiparamétrica. Resultados: El 60,0 por ciento de los pacientes fue del sexo femenino y el 53,4 por ciento mayor de 60 años. Hubo una mortalidad del 26,7 por ciento. Se realizaron 17 inmunofenotipos, el 58,9 por ciento fue normal, el 23,4 por ciento reactivo y el 17,7 por ciento sospechoso de malignidad. La supervivencia global fue mayor en pacientes con líquido cefalorraquídeo con inmunofenotipo normal (HR. 0.04). Conclusiones: La citometría de flujo pudo discriminar células sospechosas de malignidad, en pacientes cuyas citologías fueron negativas. La presencia en el líquido cefalorraquídeo de células atípicas, de pleocitosis y de un índice de linfocito-monocito alto se asoció con una supervivencia global menor(AU)


Introduction: When non-Hodgkin lymphomas infiltrate the central nervous system increases mortality. The diagnosis of this infiltration can be made by the study of cerebrospinal fluid using flow cytometry, with a higher sensitivity than conventional cytology. Objective: To estimate the relationship between the cellular immunophenotype of the cerebrospinal fluid and the overall survival of patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma and neurological symptoms. Methods: An analytical and prospective study was conducted in 15 patients with confirmed diagnosis of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and neurological symptoms, with negative cytology of the cerebrospinal fluid. Patients cared at Oncology Department of the National Institute of Oncology and Radiobiology, during the years 2017-2018. The immunophenotype was characterized by multiparametric flow cytometry. Results: 60.0 percent of the patients was female and 53.4 percent older than 60 years. There was an overall mortality of 26.7 percent 17 immunophenotypes were found, 58.9 percent of them was normal, 23.4 percent reactive and 17.7 percent suspected of malignancy. Overall survival advantage was obtained in patients with cerebrospinal fluid with normal immunophenotype (HR 0.04). Conclusions: Flow cytometry could discriminate cells suspected of malignancy, in patients whose cytologies were negative. The presence in the cerebrospinal fluid of atypical cells, pleocytosis and a high lymphocyte-monocyte index were associated with a lower overall survival(AU)


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Humans , Male , Female , Middle Aged , Aged , Aged, 80 and over , Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin/diagnosis , Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin/cerebrospinal fluid , Immunophenotyping/methods , Flow Cytometry/methods , Survival Analysis , Analytical Methods/methods , Nervous System Diseases/complications
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Rev. cuba. hematol. inmunol. hemoter ; 35(3): e973, jul.-set. 2019. tab, graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS, CUMED | ID: biblio-1093278

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Introducción: El CD45 se expresa en las células hematopoyéticas, su determinación es indispensable para la clasificación inmunofenotípica de la leucemia linfoide aguda (LLA). Objetivo: Evaluar la expresión del antígeno CD45 en los blastos de pacientes pediátricos con LLA y su relación con las características biológicas, morfológicas y clínicas al inicio de la enfermedad, la respuesta al tratamiento y la supervivencia global (SG) de los enfermos. Métodos: Se estudiaron 160 pacientes con LLA entre diciembre del 2012 y diciembre del 2017, tratados con el protocolo ALL-IC BFM-SG 2009. El inmunofenotipaje celular de la médula ósea se realizó por citometría de flujo. Resultados: El fenotipo B CD45+ predominó en los menores de seis años de edad y en los mayores de diez, el fenotipo T CD45+. Se encontró diferencia significativa entre la ausencia de adenopatías mediastínicas, el fenotipo leucémico y la ausencia de CD45 (p=0.004); entre la respuesta a la prednisona en sangre periférica al día ocho, el fenotipo leucémico y la ausencia de CD45 (p=0.001). Se encontraron diferencias significativas entre la respuesta a la prednisona en sangre periférica el día ocho y la respuesta en médula ósea el día 33, según fenotipo leucémico (p=0.009) y la presencia en los blastos del antígeno CD45 (p=0.02). Se encontró diferencia significativa entre la SG de los enfermos, según fenotipo leucémico y la ausencia del antígeno CD45 (p=0.017). Conclusión: La expresión o ausencia del antígeno de CD45 en los blastos tiene relación con la respuesta al tratamiento y la SG de pacientes pediátricos con LLA(AU)


Introduction: CD45 is expressed in hematopoietic cells, its determination is essential for the immunophenotypic classification of acute lymphoid leukemia (ALL). Objective: To evaluate the expression of the CD45 antigen in the blasts of pediatric patients with ALL and its relationship with the biological, morphological and clinical characteristics at the onset of the disease, the response to treatment and the overall survival (OS) of the patients. Methods: 160 patients with ALL were studied between December 2012 and December 2017, treated with the ALL-IC BFM-SG 2009 protocol. Bone marrow cellular immunophenotyping was performed by flow cytometry. Results: Patients with the CD45 + B phenotype predominated in those under six years of age, while those with a CD45 + T phenotype in those older than ten. A significant difference was found between the absence of mediastinal lymph nodes, the leukemic phenotype and the absence of CD45 (p = 0.004). A significant difference was found between the response to prednisone in peripheral blood at day eight, the leukemic phenotype and the absence of CD45, p = 0.001. Significant differences were found between the response to prednisone in peripheral blood on day eight and the response in bone marrow on day 33, according to leukemic phenotype and the presence in blasts of the CD45 antigen (p = 0.009 and p = 0.02, respectively). A significant difference was found between the OS of patients, according to leukemic phenotype and the absence of the CD45 antigen, p = 0.017. Conclusion: The expression or absence of the CD45 antigen in blasts is related to the response to treatment and OS of pediatric patients with ALL(AU)


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Humans , Female , Infant , Child, Preschool , Child , Adolescent , Immunophenotyping/methods , Leukocyte Common Antigens/therapeutic use , Precursor Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma/epidemiology , Flow Cytometry/methods , Phenotype , Survival Analysis
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Rev. cuba. hematol. inmunol. hemoter ; 35(1): e930, ene.-mar. 2019. tab, graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS, CUMED | ID: biblio-1003888

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Introducción: La hemoglobinuria paroxística (HPN) nocturna es una enfermedad clonal, adquirida y no maligna de la célula madre hematopoyética. En este padecimiento se encuentra afectado el anclaje a la membrana celular de moléculas como el CD55 y CD59, fundamentales en la regulación de la lisis mediada por el complemento. Por su elevada especificidad y sensibilidad, la citometría de flujo multiparamétrica (CFM) es el método de elección para el diagnóstico de esta enfermedad. Objetivo: Establecer un algoritmo diagnóstico de la HPN por CMF. Métodos: Se analizó una muestra de sangre periférica para CFM de un paciente con sospecha de HPN. El inmunofenotipaje celular se realizó con un panel de anticuerpos monoclonales dirigidos contra los antígenos que se expresan en la membrana citoplasmática mediante su anclaje al glicosilfosfatidilinositol. Las muestras se leyeron en un citómetro GALLIOS, Beckman Coulter y los datos obtenidos se analizaron con el empleo del programa informático Kaluza. Resultados: Se identificaron cuatro clones HPN. En los granulocitos se observó un clon HPN de aproximadamente 90 por ciento, con deficiencia en la expresión de CD16, CD24, CD55 y CD59. En los monocitos se observaron dos clones: (1) clon CD14_CD59_ y (2) clon CD14_CD59+ con tamaños clonales de 59,77 por ciento y 19,45 por ciento, respectivamente. En los eritrocitos se identificó un clon de 19,98 por ciento y de determinó el grado de afectación. Conclusiones: El algoritmo de análisis propuesto permite identificar las poblaciones celulares con clones HPN. Además, dichos clones pueden ser cuantificados en cuanto a tamaño clonal y expresividad de los antígenos dependientes de anclaje a glicosilfosfatidilinositol. Con la CFM se logra determinar con elevada sensibilidad el grado de afectación de los eritrocitos en la expresión de CD59 como medida directa de la susceptibilidad que experimentan a la lisis por el complemento(AU)


Introduction: The paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) is a clonal, acquired disease and not malignant hematopoietic stem cell. In this condition, the anchor to the cell membrane of molecules such as the CD55 and CD59 is affected, This antigens are fundamental in the regulation of the complement-mediated lysis. By its high specificity and sensitivity multiparametric flow cytometry (MFC) is the goal standard for the diagnosis of this disease. Objective: To establish a diagnosis of PNH by MFC algorithm. Methods: A sample of peripheral blood of a patient with suspicion of PNH was analyzed by MFC. The cell immunophenotyping was carried out using a panel of monoclonal antibodies directed against antigens that are expressed in the cytoplasmic membrane through its the glycosylphosphatidylinositol anchor. The samples were read in a Cytometer GALLIOS, Beckman Coulter and the data obtained were analyzed with the use of the Kaluza software. Results: We identified four clones HPN. A HPN clone of approximately 90 percent, was observed in granulocytes with deficiency in the expression of CD16, CD24, CD55, CD59. In the monocytes were two clones: (1) CD14-CD59- clone and (2) CD14-CD59 + clone, with size clone of 59.77 percent and 19.45 percent, respectively. A clone of 19.98 percent was identified in erythrocytes and determined the degree of involvement of the same. Conclusions: The proposed analysis algorithm allows to identify cellular populations with clones PNH. In addition, these clones can be quantified in terms of size clonal and expressiveness of anchor to glycosylphosphatidylinositol antigen dependent. With the MFC is achieved with high sensitivity to determine the degree of involvement of the erythrocytes in the expression of CD59 as a direct measure of susceptibility undergoing lysis by complement(AU)


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Humans , Male , Female , Flow Cytometry/methods , Hemoglobinuria, Paroxysmal/diagnosis , Antibodies, Monoclonal/therapeutic use
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Rev. cuba. hematol. inmunol. hemoter ; 35(1): e927, ene.-mar. 2019.
Article in Spanish | LILACS, CUMED | ID: biblio-1003884

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La leucemia linfoide crónica (LLC) es una neoplasia maligna que afecta principalmente a pacientes de mediana edad y ancianos. Se caracteriza por la proliferación de linfocitos morfológicamente maduros pero inmunoincompetentes que se acumulan en sangre periférica, médula ósea y tejido linfático. Presenta gran heterogeneidad clínica. Se describen diversos fenotipos, aunque predomina la expansión clonal de células B CD5+CD23+. Los factores pronósticos en la LLC incluyen el subgrupo citogenético, estado mutacional de inmunoglobulina, la expresión de ZAP-70, CD38 y CD49d. El tratamiento se basa en usar modernos algoritmos terapéuticos aprobados, que produzcan mayores respuestas y menores eventos secundarios, en lograr la remisión clínica completa y mejorar la calidad de vida de estos pacientes(AU)


Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is a malignancy that mainly affects middle-aged and elderly patients. It is characterized by the proliferation of morphologically mature but immunoincompetent lymphocytes that accumulate in blood, bone marrow and lymphatic tissue. It presents great clinical heterogeneity. Several phenotypes are described, although the clonal expansion of CD5 + CD23 + B cells predominates. Prognostic factors include the cytogenetic subgroup, immunoglobulin mutational status, expression of ZAP-70, CD38, and CD49d. The treatment is based on using modern approved therapeutic algorithms that produce greater responses and minor secondary events, to achieve complete clinical remission and to improve the quality of life of these patients(AU)


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Humans , Leukemia, Lymphoid/genetics , Immunophenotyping/methods , Prognosis , Leukemia, Lymphoid/etiology , Flow Cytometry/methods , Antigens/metabolism
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Pesqui. bras. odontopediatria clín. integr ; 19(1): 4385, 01 Fevereiro 2019. ilus, graf
Article in English | LILACS, BBO | ID: biblio-998183

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Objective: To evaluate in vitro the effect of gamma-secretase inhibition on the survival of dental pulp stem cells. Material and Methods: Sound teeth have been used. Dental pulp stem cells were isolated by enzymatic digestion. An appropriate number of cells were treated with different concentrations of gamma secretase enzyme (DAPT) (1, 3, 6.25, 12.5, 25.5, 37.5, 50 and 100 µM). The metabolic activity of cells and the distribution of cells in different phages of cell cycle was evaluated by MTT assay and flow cytometry, respectively. Statistical analysis was made one-way ANOVA. Comparison was made between the groups on the level of p<0.05. Results: In low concentration of DAPT (1, 3, 6.25, 12.5) the growth rate of the cells increases, whereas in high concentration of DAPT (25.5, 37.5, 50, 100) can significantly reduce the viability of the treated cells. The results also indicate that DAPT can interrupt the cell cycle in G1 phase. Conclusion: The DAPT for dose-dependent survival rate of dental pulp stem cells and affect cell population increase in the G1 phase of the cell cycle.


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Stem Cells/pathology , In Vitro Techniques/methods , Survival Rate , Dental Pulp , Analysis of Variance , Flow Cytometry/methods , Iran
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Rev. bras. cir. cardiovasc ; 34(1): 8-16, Jan.-Feb. 2019. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-985250

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Abstract Introduction: Non-familial ascending thoracic aorta dilation and aneurysms (TAAs) are silent diseases in elderly patients. Histopathology revealed that functionally polarized infiltrating CD4+ T-cells play a key role in aortic wall weakening. Objective: To evaluate the possible associations between phenotype and cytokine production of circulating CD4+ T-lymphocytes and the presence of TAA in patients with aortic valve disease (AVD). Methods: We studied blood samples from 10 patients with TAA and 10 patients with AVD. Flow cytometry was used to quantify: a) CD4+ T-lymphocytes surface expression of CD25, CD28, and chemokine receptors (CCR5, CXCR3, CX3CR1); b) fractions of in vitro stimulated CD4+ T-cells producing cytokines (interferon gamma [IFN-γ], interleukin [IL]-17A, IL-21, IL-10); c) CD4+CD25highFoxP3+ regulatory T-cells (Treg) fraction. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA) were performed for cytokines (IFN-γ, IL-6, IL-10, IL-17A, IL-23, transforming growth factor beta [TGF-β]) and chemokines (RANTES, CX3CL1). Results: The total CD4+CD28±CD4+/CX3CR1+ T-cells fraction was higher (P=0.0323) in AVD (20.452±4.673) than in TAA patients (8.633±2.030). The frequency ratio of CD4+ T-lymphocytes producing IFN-γ vs. IL-17A+IL-21 cytokine-producing CD4+ T-cells was higher (P=0.0239) in AVD (2.102±0.272) than in TAA (1.365±0.123) patients. The sum of CD4+CD28±CD4+/CX3CR1+ T-cells correlated positively with values of the previous cytokine ratio (P=0.0002, R=0.732). The ratio of CD4+CD28±CD4+/CX3CR1+ T-cells vs. Treg was higher (P=0.0008) in AVD (20.859±3.393) than in TAA (6.367±1.277) patients. Conclusion: Our results show that the presence of TAA in subjects with AVD is associated with imbalance between phenotypic and cytokine-producing subsets of circulating CD4+ T-lymphocytes, prevalently oriented towards a pro-fibrotic and IFN-γ counteracting effect to functional polarization.


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Humans , Male , Female , Aged , Aortic Valve , Phenotype , CD4-Positive T-Lymphocytes/physiology , Cytokines/blood , Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic/blood , Heart Valve Diseases/blood , Reference Values , Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay , Analysis of Variance , Flow Cytometry/methods
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Rev. méd. Chile ; 147(1): 18-23, 2019. tab, graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-991368

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Background: Primary plasma cell leukemia (pPCL) is uncommon, aggressive and has a different biology than multiple myeloma (MM). Aim: To report the features of patients with pPCL. Material and Methods: Review of databases of the Hematology Department and the Hematology laboratory. Results: Of 178 patients with monoclonal gammopathies, five (2.8%) patients aged 33 to 64 years (three females) had a pPCL. The mean hemoglobin was 7.3 g/dL, the mean white blood cell count was 52,500/mm3, with 58% plasma cells, and the mean platelet count was 83,600/mm3. The mean bone marrow infiltration was 89%, LDH was 2,003 IU/L, serum calcium was 13 mg/dL, and creatinine 1.5 mg/dL. Two patients had bone lesions. Three were IgG, one IgA lambda and one lambda light chain. CD20 was positive in one, CD56 was negative in all and CD117 was negative in 3 cases. By conventional cytogenetic analysis, two had a complex karyotype. By Fluorescence in situ Hybridization, one was positive for TP53 and another for t (11; 14). One patient did not receive any treatment, three patients received VTD PACE and one CTD. None underwent transplant. Three patients are alive. The mean survival was 14 months. Conclusions: These patients with pPCL were younger and had a more aggressive clinical outcome than in multiple myeloma.


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Humans , Male , Female , Adult , Middle Aged , Leukemia, Plasma Cell/genetics , Leukemia, Plasma Cell/epidemiology , Paraproteinemias/genetics , Paraproteinemias/pathology , Paraproteinemias/epidemiology , Blood Cell Count , Leukemia, Plasma Cell/pathology , Leukemia, Plasma Cell/therapy , Survival Analysis , Chile/epidemiology , Calcium/blood , Retrospective Studies , Treatment Outcome , In Situ Hybridization, Fluorescence , Creatinine/blood , Cytogenetic Analysis , Flow Cytometry/methods
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