Brenda B. Nisperos

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HLA antigens in 157 unrelated Koreans with leprosy have been identified and compared with 162 healthy Korean controls. The patient group consisted of 124 with lepromatous leprosy and 33 with tuberculoid leprosy. Although no significant differences were detected between the two patient groups, several antigens were found to be increased in the combined(More)
Marrow transplantation has generally been limited to patients with a sibling who is genotypically identical for HLA. In a study of the acceptable limits of HLA incompatibility, 105 consecutive patients with hematologic cancers who received marrow grafts from haploidentical donors (study group) were compared with 728 similar patients concurrently receiving(More)
A genetic component to nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) has been suggested by associations of the malignancy with human leukocyte antigens (HLAs) in Southern Chinese populations, among which NPC is a major cancer. Data from other races are inconclusive. We have investigated associations between NPC and HLA antigens at the HLA-A, B, C, and DQ loci and alleles(More)
Variation in human major histocompatibility genes may influence the risk of squamous cell cervical cancer (SCC) by altering the efficiency of the T-cell-mediated immune response to human papillomavirus (HPV) antigens. We used high-resolution methods to genotype human leukocyte antigen (HLA) class I (A, B, and Cw) and class II (DRB1 and DQB1) loci in 544(More)
BACKGROUND Rheumatoid arthritis frequently remits during pregnancy, for unknown reasons. Since an immune response to paternally inherited fetal HLA can occur during normal pregnancy and since rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder with a known HLA class II antigen association, we tested the hypothesis that maternal-fetal disparity in HLA(More)
The associations of HLA-B*4402 and HLA-B*4403 with alleles of HLA-A and HLA-Cw were investigated in panels of HLA-B*4403 and HLA-B*4402 homozygous individuals and in selected individuals carrying HLA-Cw*04 and HLA-B*4403. Some of these individuals were genotyped and also carried (HLA-DRB1*0701, DQB1*02). Among the latter, we studied individuals carrying the(More)
Restriction endonuclease digestion of genomic DNA from 24 lymphoblastoid cell lines homozygous for the HLA class II specificity DQw3, followed by hybridization with a DQ beta-chain cDNA probe, identified a genomic polymorphism with variable BamHI and HindIII recognition sites. This restriction fragment pattern was found for several haplotypes associated(More)
Six variant forms of HLA-1327 were identified among 68 unrelated 1327-positive donors by isoelectric focusing (IEF) gel analysis. Each of the six IEF variants was distinguished by charge heterogeneity of desialated B27 heavy chains immunoprecipitated with specific monoclonal antibody (MAb). Charge differences varied from single to several charge units,(More)
Patients with ASA-sensitive asthma form a clinically homogeneous subgroup of asthmatics characterized by nonatopic eosinophilia, sinusitis, nasal polyps, and frequent steroid dependency. Twenty-six Caucasian patients with ASA-sensitive asthma and 22 Caucasian patients with uncomplicated asthma were typed for HLA Class I and II antigens. A significant(More)