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We report the first specific human immunoglobulin subclass probe which was obtained by subcloning the gamma 3 hinge region. This specific gamma 3 probe allowed us to identify with certainty the C gamma 3 gene on Southern genomic blots, to describe the first C gamma 3 restriction fragment length polymorphism (EZZ gamma 3 RF) and to show that an IgG3(More)
A simultaneous absence of the IgG1, IgG2, IgG4, and IgA1 immunoglobulins (Ig) was unambiguously demonstrated in six healthy individuals of two different families (family HASS and family TOU). These individuals were shown to be homozygous for a large deletion in the immunoglobulin heavy chain constant region locus. This deletion, which encompasses the(More)
Two cases of de novo duplication of the distal part of the long arm of chromosome 14 are reported. In one case, the partial trisomy of 14q is due to translocation of a segment (14q24 to 14qter) at the end of the satellite stalk of chromosome 14. The clinical picture is very severe. In the second case, a tandem duplication in 14 (q23----q32) is present with(More)
Two cases of chromosome 14 rearrangements with partial duplication which occurred de novo were analyzed by Southern blot analysis using IGH, D14S1 and PI probes. In the first case, with a 46,XX,14p+ karyotype, our study confirms that the additional material on chromosome 14p+ results from a duplication of the 14q region containing the IGH, D14S1 and PI(More)
We report on an unusual association between partial IgA deficiency and acute lymphoblastic leukemia in a young man. We also report results of the family study of immunoglobulin levels, sIgA B cells, in vitro IgA synthesis and molecular analysis of the structural C alpha genes. The IgA deficiency was present at diagnosis of leukemia prior to any therapy. The(More)
We report molecular studies in 2 IgA-deficient persons. One of them had an unusual association with an acute lymphoblastic leukaemia; his sister was also IgA deficient and shared an HLA haplotype and a complotype known to be associated to IgA deficiencies. The 2 IgA-deficient siblings also had low C4 serum levels due to C4A*Q0 allele. We showed that both(More)
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