Alex Ekstrom

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The HLA DQA1 locus is polymorphic. Haplotypes containing HLA DQA1*0501, but not HLA DQA1*0201, together with HLA DQB1*0201 are associated with Grave's disease and celiac sprue. In this report, we demonstrate a functional correlate of DQA1 polymorphism. T cells infiltrating a herpes simplex virus (HSV) lesion from a HLA DQ 2,7 individual yielded a(More)
Horizontal gene transfer (HGT) is a fast-track mechanism that allows genetically unrelated organisms to exchange genes for rapid environmental adaptation. We developed a new phyletic distribution-based software, HGT-Finder, which implements a novel bioinformatics algorithm to calculate a horizontal transfer index and a probability value for each query gene.(More)
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