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We have characterized and compared a series of naturally occurring chromosomal truncations involving the terminal region of the short arm of human chromosome 16 (16p13.3). All six broken chromosomes appear to have been stabilized by the direct addition of telomeric repeats (TTAGGG)n to nontelomeric DNA. In five of the six chromosomes, sequence analysis(More)
We determined the values of haematocrit and blood chemistry of the black vulture (Aegypius monachus) in Extremadura (Spain). We analysed 57 nestlings, five feral adults, seven captive individuals in their first year and five captive adults. Free-living adults had a higher haematocrit and lower calcium and alkaline phosphatases concentrations than captive(More)
PURPOSE The clinical course of polycythemia vera is often complicated by thrombosis as well as by the possible transition to myeloid metaplasia with myelofibrosis or acute myeloid leukemia. The aim of this study was to assess the rate of these complications in subjects receiving currently recommended treatments. PATIENTS AND METHODS Overall, 1,638(More)
This work compiles the results of our research on alpha- and beta-thalassemias, and includes a literature review of the molecular genetics of alpha- and beta-thalassemias in Spain. We studied 1,564 subjects with thalassemia (294 with beta-thalassemia and 1,264 with alpha-thalassemia) by molecular biology techniques. In relation to beta-thalassemia, a total(More)
Progression to acute myeloid leukemia/myelodysplastic syndromes (AML/MDS) is a possible evolution of polycythemia vera (PV), but whether some patients are at increased natural risk for this complication and how much the contribution of pharmacologic cytoreduction can affect the natural course of the disease remain uncertain. The European Collaboration on(More)
BACKGROUND Current guidelines support the use of erythropoiesis-stimulating agents for the treatment of anemia associated with low-risk myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). DESIGN AND METHODS Single-arm, open-label, multi-center, phase 2 trial that evaluated the efficacy and safety of darbepoetin alfa (DA) in patients with low or intermediate-risk MDS,(More)
Morphology is the basis of the diagnosis of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). The WHO classification offers prognostic information and helps with the treatment decisions. However, morphological changes are subject to potential inter-observer variance. The aim of our study was to explore the reliability of the 2008 WHO classification of MDS, reviewing 100(More)
The present report described the hematologic and molecular study of the second case of Hb D-Punjab associated with a beta zero-thalassemia found in Spain and the first case in which the mutations have been identified at molecular level. A family from India is studied, which is constituted by mother (I2) and 3 children (II1, II2 and II3). The molecular(More)