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In humans, the region configurations DR1, DR8, DR51, DR52 and DR53 are known to display copy number as well as allelic variation, rendering high resolution typing of HLA-DRB haplotypes cumbersome. Advantage was taken of microsatellite D6S2878, present in all DRB genes/pseudogenes with an intact exon 2-intron 2 segment. This DRB-STR is highly polymorphic in(More)
The highly polymorphic STR locus D12S391 was investigated in an Austrian population sample (N = 150) by PCR-amplification, comparative detection on native and denaturing polyacrylamide gels and solid phase single stranded sequencing of three size variant alleles and several additional alleles. A total of 15 alleles, distinguishable by size under denaturing(More)
Typing for HLA-B27 by serological methods is routinely performed using the microlymphocytotoxic test (MLCT). Since monoclonal antibodies (MAB) against HLA-B27 are available, flow cytometry (FC), which requires less time than the MLCT has been developed as an alternative technique. The aim of the present study was to check the accuracy and reliability of(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Granulocyte-reactive antibodies can cause autoimmune and neonatal immune neutropenias as well as transfusion-related acute lung injury. The classical antibody-detection methods granulocyte aggregation test (GAT), granulocyte immunofluorescence test (GIFT) and monoclonal antibody-specific immobilization of granulocyte antigens(More)
We report a case of graft versus host disease after liver transplantation in which the diagnosis was made by short tandem repeat analysis. A retrospective analysis using a bone marrow sample showed the presence of chimerism already at a time when the characteristic full clinical picture of graft versus host disease had not yet developed, opening the way for(More)
Granulocyte-reactive antibodies may cause transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI) and immune neutropenias. Risk factors for their acquisition other than previous alloexposition are largely unknown. In addition to the known association between human leucocyte antigen alloantibodies and red blood cell alloimmunization in selected cohorts of transfused(More)
The microheterogeneity of the tetranucleotide repeat locus C2_4_4 situated in the HLA class I region (6p21.3) was investigated by sequencing 50 alleles in an Austrian population sample of 240 unrelated Caucasoid individuals. Several different sequences were found in alleles of the same length. Analysis of the associations between the sequenced C2_4_4(More)
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