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Localisation and distribution of the major allergens in apple fruits
Different apple cultivars show a markedly different expression of major allergens; this finding will influence the development of diagnostic tools as well as the dietary management of allergic individuals. Expand
MdAP, a novel protein in apple, is associated with the major allergen Mal d 1.
Southern analysis of the apple genome indicated that MdAP, comprising 190 amino acids, is encoded by a single gene, and the expression pattern of the 1-kb MdAP transcript resembled the expression profile of the different Mal d 1 isoforms in various apple organs, however at a much lower level. Expand
Elucidating the spectrum of α-thalassemia mutations in Iran
Since the Iranian population is a mixture of different ethnic groups, frequency and distribution of α-globin mutations in various regions of the country need to be clarified to contribute to a wider understanding of this disorder. Expand
Association of endothelial protein C receptor haplotypes, factor V Leiden and recurrent first trimester pregnancy loss.
The EPCR A1 haplotype tends to modulate the risk for RPL in carriers of factor V Leiden, and this haplotype decreased the relative risk forRPL from 2.2 to 1.0. Expand
Measurement of Lipid Transfer Protein in 88 Apple Cultivars
Whether the lowest observed levels of LTP warrant designation as hypo-allergenic requires more extensive confirmation by oral challenges, and pilot in vitro and in vivo biological testing with selected cultivars supported the observed differences in LTP levels. Expand
Elucidating the spectrum of alpha-thalassemia mutations in Iran.
Alpha thalassemia (alpha-thal) is one of the most common hemoglobin (Hb) disorders in the world. Alpha-globin genes are located on chromosome 16. The majority of alpha-thal mutations are deletionsExpand
Validation of a reverse-hybridization StripAssay for the simultaneous analysis of common α-thalassemia point mutations and deletions
The Alpha-Globin StripAssay proved to be a fast, easy-to-perform and reliable screening method to identify >90% of α-globin mutations in endemic areas worldwide. Expand
VKORC1 −1639G>A and CYP2C9*3 are the major genetic predictors of phenprocoumon dose requirement
Similar to warfarin and acenocoumarol, the VKORC1 −1639G>A polymorphism had the highest impact on the maintenance dose of phenprocoumon and the factor age had no additional predictive power for individual dose variability. Expand
The association of HBG2, BCL11A, and HMIP polymorphisms with fetal hemoglobin and clinical phenotype in Iraqi Kurds with sickle cell disease
Fetal hemoglobin (HbF) is the major modifier for sickle cell disease (SCD) severity. HbF is modulated mainly by three major quantitative trait loci (QTL) on chromosomes 2, 6, and 11.
Genetic Modifiers in β-Thalassemia Intermedia: A Study on 102 Iraqi Arab Patients.
It is demonstrated that among Iraqi patients with thal intermedia, the main contributors to the milder phenotype were β(+) alleles, XmnI polymorphism, and BCL11A (rs10189857), while other QTLs on chromosomes 2 and 6, as well as alpha-thalassemia, were not significantly relevant. Expand