C. Kaplan

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A 58-year-old man died after a 27-month illness characterized by insomnia, confirmed by polysomnography. He was homozygous for methionine at codon 129 of the prion gene but had no mutation in the prion gene. Neuropathology showed thalamic and olivary atrophy and no spongiform changes. Paraffin-embedded tissue blotting demonstrated abnormal prion protein in(More)
BACKGROUND The HPA-1 alloimmune system carried by the platelet integrin αIIbβ3 is the primary cause of alloimmune thrombocytopenia in Caucasians and the HPA-1b allele might be a risk factor for thrombosis. HPA-1a and -1b alleles are defined by a leucine and a proline, respectively, at position 33 in the β3 subunit. Although the structure of αIIbβ3 is(More)
Foetal/neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopaenia (NAIT) results from maternal alloimmunisation against foetal platelet antigens inherited from the father and different from those present in the mother, and usually presents as a severe isolated thrombocytopaenia in otherwise healthy newborns. The incidence has been estimated at 1/800 to 1/1000 live births. NAIT(More)
Background: The HPA-1 alloimmune system carried by the platelet integrin aIIbb3 is the primary cause of alloimmune thrombocytopenia in Caucasians and the HPA-1b allele might be a risk factor for thrombosis. HPA-1a and-1b alleles are defined by a leucine and a proline, respectively, at position 33 in the b3 subunit. Although the structure of aIIbb3 is(More)
Fetal/neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia is the most common cause of severe thrombocytopenia in the fetus and in an otherwise healthy newborn. To counter the consequences of severe fetal thrombocytopenia, antenatal therapies have been implemented. Predictive parameters for fetal severe thrombocytopenia are important for the development of noninvasive(More)
The heterodimeric complex glycoprotein (GP)IIb-IIIa, the fibrinogen receptor of platelets, carries numerous alloantigen systems. These polymorphisms are responsible for the immune response after transfusion or during pregnancy. In the latter case, the mother develops an antibody against an epitope present on fetal platelets, and this results in platelet(More)
We report here the identification and characterization of a new platelet alloantigen, Duv(a+), implicated in a case of neonatal thrombocytopenia. Immunochemical studies demonstrated that the epitope was localized on glycoprotein (GP) IIIa. Sequencing of the exons 2 to 15 of GP IIIa gene polymerase chain reaction products from both parents revealed a single(More)
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