Severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) comprises a heterogenous group of disorders that are fatal unless treated by bone marrow transplantation (BMT). The most common form of SCID (T-B+ SCID) is due to mutations of either the common gamma chain (γc) or of γc coupled JAK3 kinase. We report an unusual JAK3 defect in a female who was successfully treated > 20 years ago with a BMT using her HLA-identical father as the donor. Persistence of genetically and biochemically defective autologous B cells, associated with reconstitution of cellular and humoral immunity, suggests that integrity of the γc-JAK3 signalling pathway is not strictly required for immunoglobulin production.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||British Journal of Haematology|
|Publication status||Published - 1998|
- Bone marrow transplantation
- Cytokine signalling
- Severe combined immune deficiency
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