Gundula Jäger

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For the study of the group-specific component (Gc) system, serum samples were examined by polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis and by a newly developed immunofixation isoelectrofocusing procedure. Thereby, a greater extent of polymorphic variation was revealed than was known previously. The allele Gc1 could be subdivided into the alleles Gc1F and Gc1S. The(More)
Bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS) is the limiting factor to long-term survival after lung transplantation. Previous studies suggested respiratory viral tract infections are associated with the development of BOS. To identify the impact of virus detection in bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid, we analyzed BAL samples from 87 consecutive lung transplant(More)
Human T-cell function is dependent on T-cell antigen receptor (TCR) and co-signalling as evidenced by immunodeficiencies affecting TCR-dependent signalling pathways. Here, we show four human patients with EBV+ disseminated smooth muscle tumours that carry two homozygous loss-of-function mutations in the CARMIL2 (RLTPR) gene encoding the capping protein(More)
Protein polymorphism is studied in more than 900 serum samples during different investigations conducted in a Bi Aka Pygmy group. The Gc, Tf and alpha 1-antitrypsin subtype polymorphisms were determined after isoelectric focusing while the haptoglobins alpha and alpha 2-peptides were studied on PAGE. A high frequency of the Hp2 gene is noted while Hp1F and(More)
We have studied the incidence of α-thalassemia in normal and SS individuals from Senegal, Benin, Upper Volta, and Central Republican Africa. The α thal gene frequency is not significantly different in the controls from the various populations and in the SS patients from Senegal. In contrast it is compatible with increased survival of SS patients in Benin,(More)
This article presents the results obtained by electrophoretic analysis of the group specific component polymorphism in more than 1,250 serum samples from populations living in the Sahara, the Middle East, and equatorial Africa. In addition to the alleles Gc1F and Gc1s, five variants, including one previously unknown, were found. The distribution of the(More)
Sero-epidemiological survey for Arboviruses among Bi-Aka Pigmies of the Lobaye, Central African Empire. A sero-epidemiological survey has been conducted, in 1975-1976, among 349 nomadic Pygmies of the Lobaye area in the Central African Empire, to investigate the prevalence of arbovirus infections. The percentages of individuals with detectable antibodies(More)
Environmental factors have long been known to influence immune responses. In particular, clinical studies about the association between migration and increased risk of atopy/asthma have provided important information on the role of migration associated large sets of environmental exposures in the development of allergic diseases. However, investigations(More)
Berichtet wird über eine primäre Anetodermie (Typ Schwenninger-Buzzi) bei einem 10-jährigen Kind in Uganda. Wichtig ist, dass diese Erkrankung nicht mit einer BL-Lepra verwechselt wird, der sie vom Aussehen her durchaus ähnelt. Vermutlich ist eine Anetodermie auf dunkler Haut außerordentlich selten, doch mag das auch daran liegen, dass es in Afrika kaum(More)