María Belén Almejún

María Belén Almejún
Academia Nacional de Medicina, Buenos Aires · Inmunología Oncológica

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Patients with Inborn Errors of Immunity (IEI) in Argentina were encouraged to receive licensed Sputnik, AstraZeneca, Sinopharm, Moderna, and Pfizer vaccines, even though most of the data on available vaccines comes from trials conducted in healthy individuals. We aimed to evaluate the safety and immunogenicity of the different vaccines in IEI patie...
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The noncanonical NF-κB pathway is implicated in diverse biological and immunological processes. Monoallelic C-terminus loss-of-function and gain-of-function mutations of NFKB2 have been recently identified as a cause of immunodeficiency manifesting with common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) or combined immunodeficiency (CID) phenotypes. Herein we...
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Despite significant therapeutic improvements chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) remains an incurable disease and there is a persistent pursuit of new treatment alternatives. Lurbinectedin, a selective inhibitor of active transcription of protein-coding genes, is currently in phase II/III clinical trials for solid tumors such as small-cell lung canc...
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Reprogramming of neutrophils by malignant cells is well-described for many types of solid tumors, but data remain scarce for hematological diseases. Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is characterized for a deep immune dysregulation mediated by leukemic cells that compromises patient’s outcome. Murine models of CLL highlight the relevance of myeloi...
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The proliferation and survival of malignant B cells in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) depend on signals from the microenvironment in lymphoid tissues. Among a plethora of soluble factors, IL-8 has been considered one of the most relevant to support CLL B cell progression in an autocrine fashion, even though the expression of IL-8 receptors, CXC...
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Common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) is a heterogeneous disorder characterized by impaired antibody production and recurrent infections. In the last 20 years, several groups have reported that B cells from CVID patients have an impaired somatic hypermutation (SHM). The reported frequency of this defect among CVID patient cohorts is highly variab...
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Small molecules targeting kinases involved in B cell receptor signaling are showing encouraging clinical activity in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) patients. Fostamatinib (R406) and entospletinib (GS-9973) are ATP-competitive inhibitors designed to target spleen tyrosine kinase (Syk) that have shown clinical activity with acceptable toxicity in...
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BACKGROUND:Common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) is a heterogeneous syndrome characterized by impaired immunoglobulin production and usually presents with a normal quantity of peripheral B cells. Most attempts aiming to classify these patients have mainly been focused on T- or B-cell phenotypes and their ability to produce protective antibodies,...
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Background: Common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) is a heterogeneous syndrome characterized by impaired immunoglobulin production and usually presents with a normal quantity of peripheral B cells. Most attempts aiming to classify these patients have mainly been focused on T- or B-cell phenotypes and their ability to produce protective antibodies...
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Leukemic cells from CLL patients can survive and proliferate within lymphoid tissues where the supportive microenvironment favors their accumulation. We have previously reported that the activation of CLL cells reduces the expression of the main receptor for sphingosine 1-phosphate (S1P) (Borge M, J Immunol, 2014), a bioactive phospholipid that par...
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Mutations in the transmembrane activator and calcium-modulating cyclophilin ligand interactor (TACI) were previously found to be associated with hypogammaglobulinemia in humans. It has been shown that proliferation inducing ligand (APRIL) elicits class switch recombination (CSR) by inducing recruitment of MyD88 to a TACI highly-conserved cyto-plasm...
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Background: Mutations in the gene coding for the transmembrane activator and calcium-modulating cyclophilin ligand interactor (TACI) are found in 8% to 10% of subjects with common variable immunodeficiency (CVID). Although heterozygous mutations may coincide with immunodeficiency in a few families, most mutation-bearing relatives are not hypogamma...
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Common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) is a heterogeneous syndrome characterized by impaired immunoglobulin production. Mutations in the gene encoding TACI (TNFRSF13B) were previously found to be associated with CVID. Previous studies have identified a variety of sequence variants in TACI where A181E and C104R were the most common, with variable f...

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