Gerard J. Morris

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Candidate imprinted transcriptional units in the mouse genome were identified systematically from 27,663 FANTOM2 full-length mouse cDNA clones by expression profiling. Large-scale cDNA microarrays were used to detect differential expression dependent upon chromosomal parent of origin by comparing the mRNA levels in the total tissue of 9.5 dpc parthenogenote(More)
BACKGROUND Pneumonia remains the leading cause of death in young children globally and improved diagnostics are needed to better identify cases and reduce case fatality. Metabolomics, a rapidly evolving field aimed at characterizing metabolites in biofluids, has the potential to improve diagnostics in a range of diseases. The objective of this pilot study(More)
The monocyte chemotactic protein-1 (MCP-1) is a chemokine that plays an important role in the recruitment of monocytes to M. tuberculosis infection sites, and previous studies have reported that genetic variants in MCP1 are associated with differential susceptibility to pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB). We examined eight MCP1 single nucleotide polymorphisms(More)
Perhaps more than in any other discipline, information systems (IS) curriculum needs are driven by what goes on in the business world. This paper will report on a study of 120 Information Systems department chairs and area coordinators throughout the country. It will compare the faculty responses to those of 192 employers regarding 162 curriculum related(More)
Dizygotic (DZ) twinning has a genetic component and is common among sub-Saharan Africans; in The Gambia its frequency is up to 3% of live births. Variation in PTX3, encoding Pentraxin 3, a soluble pattern recognition receptor that plays an important role both in innate immunity and in female fertility, has been associated with resistance to Mycobacterium(More)
We examined whether polymorphisms in interleukin-12B (IL12B) associate with susceptibility to pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) in two West African populations (from The Gambia and Guinea-Bissau) and in two independent populations from North and South America. Nine polymorphisms (seven SNPs, one insertion/deletion, one microsatellite) were analyzed in 321 PTB(More)
Molecular analyses of lung aspirates from Gambian children with severe pneumonia detected pathogens more frequently than did culture and showed a predominance of bacteria, principally Streptococcus pneumoniae, >75% being of serotypes covered by current pneumococcal conjugate vaccines. Multiple pathogens were detected frequently, notably Haemophilus(More)
Systemic bacteraemia has been reported in children with severe Plasmodium falciparum malaria in Sub Saharan Africa, making the identification or exclusion of concurrent infections a prerequisite for adequate treatment and studies of the immune responses to particular infections. Given the overlap in clinical signs in humans between malaria and, for example,(More)
The distribution of CD1a antigen in gingival epithelium of clinically healthy gingiva was examined and compared with the distribution in gingival epithelium of adult periodontitis lesions. Cryostat sections were examined with monoclonal antibodies to CD1a antigen using the ABC immunoperoxidase technique. In healthy gingiva, CD1a was limited to Langerhans(More)
We previously described the NOD.c3c4 mouse, which is protected from type 1 diabetes (T1D) because of protective alleles at multiple insulin-dependent diabetes (Idd) genes, but develops autoimmune biliary disease (ABD) resembling primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC). In this paper, we characterize the NOD.ABD strain, which is genetically related to the NOD.c3c4(More)