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A recombinant M13 clone (O42) containing a 65 b.p. cDNA fragment from human fetal liver mRNA coding for glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase has been identified and it has been used to isolate from a full-length human adult liver cDNA library a recombinant clone, pG1, which has been subcloned in M13 phage and completely sequenced with the chain(More)
Hyperphenylalaninemia (HPA) comprises a group of autosomal recessive disorders mainly caused by phenylalanine hydroxylase (PAH) gene mutations. We investigated PAH mutations in 126 HPA patients from Southern Italy who were identified in a neonatal screening program. The promoter, coding and exon-flanking intronic sequences of the PAH gene were amplified and(More)
Neutrophilic-chronic myeloid leukemia (CML-N) is a rare myeloproliferative disorder that runs a much more benign course than chronic myeloid leukemia, and for which no specific underlying molecular lesion has been described so far. We have analyzed the genomic DNA by Southern blotting and the BCR/ABL hybrid gene transcripts by reverse(More)
We studied the creatine kinase (CK) isoenzyme pattern in sera from 332 patients affected by hepatic cirrhosis and several neoplastic diseases (102 cirrhosis, 36 hepatocarcinoma, 16 metastatic liver tumor, 40 breast cancer, 18 other neoplastic diseases and 120 cases of leukemia or lymphoma) to evaluate both its diagnostic utility for cancer diagnosis and its(More)
Two recombinant clones, pA2 and pA3, containing cDNA sequences for human aldolase B have been isolated from a full length human liver cDNA library. The larger one, pA3, has been subcloned in M13 phage and completely sequenced with the chain terminator method. The sequence covers 1,600 nucleotides including the whole coding region (1,050 nucleotides), 67(More)
CONTEXT A subset (approximately 3%-5%) of patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) develops severe liver disease with portal hypertension. OBJECTIVE To assess whether any of 9 polymorphisms in 5 candidate genes (alpha(1)-antitrypsin or alpha(1)-antiprotease [SERPINA1], angiotensin-converting enzyme [ACE], glutathione S-transferase [GSTP1], mannose-binding(More)
Philadelphia chromosome-positive (Ph+) acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) has a dismal prognosis. We prospectively evaluated minimal residual disease (MRD) by measuring BCR/ ABL levels with a quantitative real-time PCR procedure after induction and after consolidation in 45 adults with Ph+ ALL who obtained complete hematological remission after a high-dose(More)
Human beta-defensins (hBDs) are antimicrobial peptides of human innate immunity. The antibacterial activities of hBDs 1, 2, and 4 but not the activity of hBD3 are impaired by high salt levels. We have designed and synthesized seven novel hBD analogs, constituted by different domains of hBD1 (which is constitutively expressed in humans) and of hBD3 (which is(More)
Hereditary fructose intolerance (HFI) is an autosomal recessive human disease that results from the deficiency of the hepatic aldolase isoenzyme. Affected individuals will succumb to the disease unless it is readily diagnosed and fructose eliminated from the diet. Simple and non-invasive diagnosis is now possible by direct DNA analysis that scans for known(More)