Claudia Mattioli

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Selective IgA deficiency (IGAD) is the most common primary immunodeficiency, yet its pathogenesis is elusive. The IG (heavy) H chain human 3' Regulatory Region harbors three enhancers and has an important role in Ig synthesis. HS1.2 is the only polymorphic enhancer of the 3' RRs. We therefore evaluated HS1.2 allelic frequencies in 88 IGAD patients and 101(More)
The complex of the yeast Lsm1p-7p proteins with Pat1p is an important mRNA decay factor that is involved in translational shutdown of deadenylated mRNAs and thus prepares these mRNAs for degradation. While the Lsm proteins are highly conserved, there is no unique mammalian homolog of Pat1p. To identify proteins that interact with human LSm1, we developed a(More)
The enhancer DNase-hypersensitive region 1,2 (HS1,2), a member of the Ig heavy-chain 3' regulatory region (3'RR) cluster, is active in human B cells transfected with reporter genes and in mouse is activated in late maturation. HS1,2-A contains binding sites for several transcription factors. There are four known alleles, that is, (*)1, (*)2, (*)3, and (*)4,(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether the allelic frequency variation of the HS1.2 enhancer of the immunoglobulin heavy chain (IgH) 3' regulatory region (3'RR-1) locus represents a risk factor for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and to identify a possible functional difference in the two most frequent alleles (*1 and *2) in binding nuclear factor- κB (NF-κB)(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the role of the HS1,2 enhancer polymorphisms as a new candidate marker for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and to define the possible association with autoantibody positivity and clinical outcome. METHODS Genomic DNA was obtained from two cohorts of patients with RA (100 with early RA (ERA) and 114 with longstanding RA (LSRA)) and from(More)
Infectious and autoimmune pathogenic hypotheses of schizophrenia have been proposed, prompting searches for antibodies against viruses or brain structures, and for altered levels of immunoglobulins. Previous experiments have shown that allele frequencies of the Ig heavy chain 3' enhancer HS1,2*A are associated with several autoimmune diseases, suggesting a(More)
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