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We have initiated a study of ancient male migrations from Siberia to the Americas using Y chromosome polymorphisms. The first polymorphism examined, a C→T transition at nucleotide position 181 of the DYS199 locus, was previously reported only in Native American populations. To investigate the origin of this DYS199 polymorphism, we screened Y chromosomes(More)
Alu sequences represent the largest family of short interspersed repetitive elements (SINEs) in humans with 500 000 copies per genome. Recently, one Alu subfamily was found to be human specific (HS). We originally described the use of polymorphis HS Alu insertions as a tool in population studies and recently as tools in DNA fingerprinting and forensic(More)
Groups of 10-week-old female CBA/J mice were exposed in whole body fashion to 0,5,50, and 500 rads and sacrificed in serial fashion 1,3,5,7,9,15, and 30 days after irradiation for morphologic evaluation of thymus, spleen, lymph node, and Peyer's patch, and assessment of the relative numbers of thymus-derived (T) and bone marrow-derived (B) cells in these(More)
As a part of the 7th International Histocompatibility Workshop, 49 randomly selected Navajo Indians were B-cell (DR) typed. Thirty-three of these individuals were also HLA-D (L.D.) typed with the Caucasian derived Copenhagen homozygous testing cell panel. DRW 2, 7, and WIA 8 were clearly defined while DRW 3 and 4 were less well defined and DRW 1, 5, and 6(More)
Class I and Class II HLA antigens were tested in patients treated for thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura or hemolytic uremic syndrome (TTP/HUS) to determine whether there is a disease association. Based on the results of a pilot trial, retrospective HLA-typing of 18 patients with a diagnosis of TTP/HUS and prospective typing of 12 newly diagnosed patients(More)
Radiation in sufficient amounts is carcinogenic, immunosuppressive, and results in a reduced life span. Similar consequences follow neonatal thymectomy (nTx) in some strains of rodents. The tumorigenic effects of irradiation appear to be partly mediated via suppression of the thumus-dependent portion of the immune response. Our purpose was to determine(More)