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The National Institutes of Health Mammalian Gene Collection (MGC) Program is a multiinstitutional effort to identify and sequence a cDNA clone containing a complete ORF for each human and mouse gene. ESTs were generated from libraries enriched for full-length cDNAs and analyzed to identify candidate full-ORF clones, which then were sequenced to high(More)
The National Institutes of Health's Mammalian Gene Collection (MGC) project was designed to generate and sequence a publicly accessible cDNA resource containing a complete open reading frame (ORF) for every human and mouse gene. The project initially used a random strategy to select clones from a large number of cDNA libraries from diverse tissues.(More)
Chromosome 14 is one of five acrocentric chromosomes in the human genome. These chromosomes are characterized by a heterochromatic short arm that contains essentially ribosomal RNA genes, and a euchromatic long arm in which most, if not all, of the protein-coding genes are located. The finished sequence of human chromosome 14 comprises 87,410,661 base(More)
BACKGROUND Pandemic influenza vaccine manufacturing capacity and distribution agility is enhanced through the availability of equivalent antigen-sparing vaccines. We evaluated equivalence in terms of immunogenicity between GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines' A/California/7/2009 (H1N1)v-like-AS03 vaccines manufactured in Dresden (D-Pan), and Quebec (Q-Pan). METHODS(More)
Maspin, a tumour suppressor gene, is differentially expressed in the human placenta. Decreased expression of maspin in the first trimester corresponds with the period of maximum trophoblast invasion, suggesting a role in cell invasion and motility. Although methylation of CpG islands regulates maspin expression in cancer cells, the mechanism of maspin(More)
Here we present a finished sequence of human chromosome 15, together with a high-quality gene catalogue. As chromosome 15 is one of seven human chromosomes with a high rate of segmental duplication, we have carried out a detailed analysis of the duplication structure of the chromosome. Segmental duplications in chromosome 15 are largely clustered in two(More)
BACKGROUND Accelerated immunization schedules may help gain early control of influenza pandemics. We investigated different schedules of an AS03(A)-adjuvanted H5N1 vaccine. METHODS This phase II, open-label, 6-month study randomized participants (aged 18-64 years) to 2 vaccine doses administered 21 (standard schedule), 14, or 7 days apart, or on the same(More)
Some beta-blockers, although they are effective antihypertensive agents, may adversely effect dyslipidemia and decrease insulin sensitivity. beta-blockers without adverse metabolic effects may provide an improvement in long-term hypertension therapy. Hypertensive patients (n = 568) without diabetes, not requiring lipid-lowering therapy, were randomized to(More)
OBJECTIVE This study assessed the immunogenicity, long-term persistence of immune response and safety of a single dose of an A/California/07/2009 H1N1 pandemic influenza vaccine adjuvanted with AS03 (α-tocopherol and squalene based oil-in-water emulsion Adjuvant System) in subjects ≥ 65 y of age (NCT01114620). RESULTS At Day 21, the HI immune response met(More)
Patients at high risk for hypertension may require several therapeutic agents to lower their blood pressure to guideline-recommended targets. Some antihypertensive agents are more effective than others in protecting against cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Numerous beta-blocking agents have been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)(More)