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Afro-Arabian mammalian communities underwent a marked transition near the Oligocene/Miocene boundary at approximately 24 million years (Myr) ago. Although it is well documented that the endemic paenungulate taxa were replaced by migrants from the Northern Hemisphere, the timing and evolutionary dynamics of this transition have long been a mystery because(More)
Tangier disease, or familial high-density lipoprotein deficiency, is an inherited disorder resulting in tissue deposition of excessive cholesterol esters. Although associated corneal clouding has been reported to produce little visual impairment, this patient with Tangier disease had corneal clouding, decreased corneal sensation, and cicatricial ectropion(More)
The course of arthritis with eosinophilic fasciitis is poorly documented. We report a patient in whom polyarthritis preceded the clinical appearance of eosinophilic fasciitis and progressed over a 14-year period to a destructive process with inflammatory and degenerative characteristics. Porphyria cutanea tarda and transient extramedullary pancytopenia(More)
Antigenic regions on the U1 small nuclear ribonucleoprotein (snRNP)-associated 70K polypeptide recognized by human and mouse autoantibodies or by monoclonal antibodies were identified and compared. Using a set of 70K fusion proteins as antigen in enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and immunoblotting revealed that serum autoantibodies of human and of MRL/Mp(More)
A murine IgG2a, kappa-monoclonal autoantibody (mAb) F78 is described that recognizes a novel epitope associated with small nuclear ribonucleoprotein complexes (snRNP). F78 selectively immunoprecipitated a unique pattern of small nuclear RNA (U1, U2, and U4 to U6) characterized by a marked depletion of U1 and an elevated proportion of U2 compared with known(More)
We describe a 67-year-old white man with Wegener's granulomatosis who was treated with cyclophosphamide, then with azathioprine, and who subsequently developed cytomegalovirus retinitis. The patient initially improved on a course of adenine arabinosine, but his retinitis has progressed, despite discontinuation of immunosuppressive therapy. We show that(More)