Wiskott Aldrich syndrome

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Wiskott Aldrich syndrome

Wiskott Aldrich syndrome is a condition that affects blood cells and cells of the immune system. It is seen almost exclusively in males. The condition is characterized by a tendency to bleed easily, development of an intensely itchy, scaling skin rash (eczema), and severe recurrent infections. Wiskott Aldrich syndrome is caused by mutations in the WAS gene, which is located on the X chromosome. The condition is inherited in an X-linked recessive pattern. The leading treatment option for Wiskott Aldrich syndrome is bone marrow transplantation. Alternative treatments may include surgery to remove the spleen and other more conservative measures such as antibiotics, IVIG, and avoidance of foods which may cause allergic reactions.
 

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Wiskott-Aldrich Foundation

The Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome Foundation is a non profit organization dedicated to fund research to find better cures, provide information and support for families living with Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome worldwide.

Last Updated: 30 Oct 2012

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Wiskott-Aldrich Foundation

The Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome Foundation is a non profit organization dedicated to fund research to find better cures, provide information and support for families living with Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome worldwide.

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Last Updated: 30 Oct 2012

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General Resources

Guide for Families and Patients

This guide answers the common questions asked by families of children with WAS. Included are the latest advances in medical care, clinical trials, and resources for families.

Updated 4 Oct 2012

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WAS Family and Patient Guide

This guide answers the common questions asked by families of children with WAS. Included are the latest advances in medical care, clinical trials, and resources for families.

Updated 4 Oct 2012

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WAS Family and Patient Guide

This guide answers the common questions asked by families of children with WAS. Included are the latest advances in medical care, clinical trials, and resources for families

Updated 4 Oct 2012

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About WAS

This information and resource website, created in collaboration with physicians, researchers and patients. It serves as the primary source of information and online support for WAS families.

Updated 4 Oct 2012

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Research Opportunities

The foundation research program is used to motivate: 1. Novel and innovative research that will result in safer and less toxic cure 2. Studies to improve quality of life for patients 3. Studies to help understand WAS

Updated 26 Oct 2012

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Wiskott Aldrich syndrome" returned 221 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Development of central nervous system autoimmunity is impaired in the absence of Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome protein.
 

Author(s): Marita Bosticardo, Silvia Musio, Elena Fontana, Stefano Angiari, Elena Draghici, Gabriela Constantin, Pietro L Poliani, Rosetta Pedotti, Anna Villa

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Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome protein (WASP) is a key regulator of the actin cytoskeleton in hematopoietic cells. Defective expression of WASP leads to multiple abnormalities in different hematopoietic cells. Despite severe impairment of T cell function, WAS patients exhibit a high prevalence ...

Last Updated: 27 Jan 2014

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c-Src and neural Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome protein (N-WASP) promote low oxygen-induced accelerated brain invasion by gliomas.
 

Author(s): Zhuo Tang, Lita M Araysi, Hassan M Fathallah-Shaykh

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Malignant gliomas remain associated with poor prognosis and high morbidity because of their ability to invade the brain; furthermore, human gliomas exhibit a phenotype of accelerated brain invasion in response to anti-angiogenic drugs. Here, we study 8 human glioblastoma cell lines; ...

Last Updated: 26 Sep 2013

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Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome protein regulates leukocyte-dependent breast cancer metastasis.
 

Author(s): Dan Ishihara, Athanassios Dovas, Lorena Hernandez, Maria Pozzuto, Jeffrey Wyckoff, Jeffrey E Segall, John S Condeelis, Anne R Bresnick, Dianne Cox

Journal: Cell Rep. 2013 Aug;4(3):429-36.

 

A paracrine interaction between epidermal growth factor (EGF)-secreting tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) and colony-stimulating factor 1 (CSF-1)-secreting breast carcinoma cells promotes invasion and metastasis. Here, we show that mice deficient in the hematopoietic-cell-specific ...

Last Updated: 19 Aug 2013

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Wiskott Aldrich syndrome" returned 19 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Modelling of human Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome protein mutants in zebrafish larvae using in vivo live imaging.
 

Author(s): Rebecca A Jones, Yi Feng, Austen J Worth, Adrian J Thrasher, Siobhan O Burns, Paul Martin

Journal: J. Cell. Sci.. 2013 Sep;126(Pt 18):4077-84.

 

Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome (WAS) and X-linked neutropenia (XLN) are immunodeficiencies in which the function of several haematopoietic cell lineages is perturbed as a result of mutations in the actin regulator WASp. From in vitro cell biology experiments, and biochemical and structural ...

Last Updated: 16 Sep 2013

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Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome; an x-linked primary immunodeficiency disease with unique and characteristic features.
 

Author(s): Tadashi Ariga

Journal: Allergol Int. 2012 Jun;61(2):183-9.

 

Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome (WAS) is an X-linked primary immunodeficiency disease with unique and characteristic features. In 1994, the responsible gene for WAS, the WASP gene on X-chromosome, was identified. Since then, renewed clinical and basic researches of WAS have started and remarkably ...

Last Updated: 28 May 2012

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Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome at the nexus of autoimmune and primary immunodeficiency diseases.
 

Author(s): Sophia Y Cleland, Richard M Siegel

Journal: FEBS Lett.. 2011 Dec;585(23):3710-4.

 

Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome (WAS) is a X-linked primary immunodeficiency disorder also marked by a very high (up to 70%) incidence of autoimmunity. Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome arises from mutations in the Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome protein (WASp), a cytoplasmic protein that links signaling ...

Last Updated: 23 Nov 2011

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Gene Therapy for Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 18 Jan 2012

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Gene Therapy for Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome (WAS)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 3 May 2011

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Patients Treated for Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome (WAS) Since 1990
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 27 Jun 2014

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