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BACKGROUND The French has been insufficiently characterized so far for mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) diversity. AIMS The study aimed to enhance the information available for the French mtDNA pool and to explore the potential microgeographical differentiation of two French regions selected for their linguistic and historical idiosyncrasies. SUBJECTS AND(More)
A yeast artificial chromosome (YAC B30) with a 320 kb insert of genomic DNA which includes the HLA-A gene was used to screen a cDNA library of human duodenal mucosa. Seven cDNA clones were isolated which correspond to seven new non-HLA class I structural genes. These new genes are located within a region that may well contain the gene responsible for(More)
Congenital bilateral absence of the vas deferens (CBAVD) is found in most males with cystic fibrosis (CF), but this malformation can be observed without any pulmonary or digestive features. We have analyzed 13 exons of the CF gene in a cohort of 25 CBAVD patients. Among the 50 chromosomes studied, 24 mutations were identified: delta F508 (14 cases), R117H(More)
Hereditary hemochromatosis (HH) gene mutations, C282Y and H63D, have been screened in a cohort of 254presumably healthy persons originating from a western region of France.The carrier frequencies of these mutations and the incidence of HH have been estimated and compared with those of other studies. This cohort contains two C282Y/C282Y genotypes and has the(More)
Idiopathic hemochromatosis is a common autosomal recessive inherited disorder of iron metabolism. The molecular defect is unknown. However, the gene responsible for the disease (HFE) has been localized on the short arm of chromosome 6. It is closely linked to the HLA class I genes (Simon et al. 1987) and possibly within a 350 kilobase (kb) region around the(More)
Two groups of infertile men with obstructive azoospermia were screened for cystic fibrosis (CF) gene mutations (delta F508, exons 3, 4, 7, 10, 11, 14a, 17b, 19, 20, 21). The first group was composed of 26 patients with congenital agenesis of vas deferens (CAVD). The second group was composed of 12 patients with obstructive azoospermia associated with(More)