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Clinical Determinants of T-Cell Receptor Diversity after Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation for Acute Myeloid Leukemia

David Ritchie, Eric Wong, Rachel Koldej, James Anton Kuzich, Piers Blombery, Georgina L Ryland, Yamuna Kankanige, Jerick Guinto

BLOOD | AMER SOC HEMATOLOGY | Published : 2019

Abstract

T-cell reconstitution after allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (alloSCT) is critical for protection against infection and to mediate the graft versus leukemia (GVL) effect against hematological malignancies including acute myeloid leukemia (AML). T-cell reconstitution post-alloSCT is significantly impacted by exogenous factors including T-cell depleting strategies, immunosuppressive medications and the prohibitive effects of graft versus host disease (GVHD) and infection. The early T-cell repertoire post-alloSCT is oligoclonal and clinical events such as infection and GVHD may adversely impact recovery of a diverse TCR repertoire. The objectives of this study were to investi..

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