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The concentrations of lead in blood and the concentrations of lead, cadmium and zinc in tissues were determined in various reproductive organs, liver and kidney removed at necropsy from 41 men who had died suddenly. None of the reproductive organs specifically accumulated lead and no significant correlation could be demonstrated between blood and organ(More)
Precise estimates of mutation rates at Y-chromosomal microsatellite STR (short tandem repeat) loci make an important basis for paternity diagnostics and dating of Y chromosome lineage origins. There are indications of considerable locus mutation rate variability between (inter-) and within (intra-) loci. We have studied nine Y-STR loci-DYS19, DYS389I/II,(More)
The International Society for Forensic Genetics (ISFG) has established a Paternity Testing Commission (PTC) with the purpose of formulating international recommendations concerning genetic investigations in paternity testing. The PTC recommends that paternity testing be performed in accordance with the ISO 17025 standards. The ISO 17025 standards are(More)
Hyperpolymorphic short tandem repetitive DNA sequences, STRs or microsatellites, have become widely used in human identification, particularly in criminal cases and in mass disasters. In such cases the substrates for the analyses may be decomposed biological material, a fact that has to be taken into account when choosing the appropriate casework methods.(More)
A molecular fibrinogen variant has been detected by two-dimensional electrophoresis of human plasma samples. Fibrinogen is a complex molecule consisting of three different polypeptide chains A alpha, B beta, and gamma. The presently described variation resides in the gamma-chain, which in the variant is slightly more basic and heavier than the common form(More)
The hypervariable human minisatellite locus D7S22 (g3) is highly polymorphic. The allelic distribution in D7S22 features a size clustering of the alleles and a comparably low allelic diversity among small alleles. This reduced diversity could reflect a situation where some alleles are less likely to mutate than others. Several factors could explain such an(More)
Y-chromosomal variation at five biallelic markers (Tat, YAP, 12f2, SRY(10831) and 92R7) and nine multiallelic short tandem repeat (STR) loci (DYS19, DYS389I, DYS389II, DYS390, DYS391, DYS392, DYS393, DYS385I/II and DYS388) in a Norwegian population sample are presented. The material consists of 1766 unrelated males of Norwegian origin. The geographical(More)
The human transmembrane secretory component (SC or poly-Ig receptor, PIGR) is expressed basolaterally on glandular epithelial cells and is responsible for the external translocation of polymeric IgA and IgM. SC is hence a key molecule in antibody protection of mucosal surfaces. The human SC gene (locus PIGR) is located on chromosome 1 (1q31-q41). Here we(More)
A father/son material consisting of 1071 pairs was screened for de novo allele length mutation in locus DYF155S1. Six hundred of these pairs were also analyzed in locus DYF155S1 to detect de novo mutations in the minisatellite variant repeat (MVR)-code not resulting in a length change ("boundary switch" mutations). A modified MVR-polymerase chain reaction(More)