Inge M. Buyse

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Rett syndrome (RTT) is an X-linked dominant neurodevelopmental disorder affecting 1/10,000-15,000 girls. The disease-causing gene was identified as MECP2 on chromosome Xq28, and mutations have been found in approximately 80% of patients diagnosed with RTT. Numerous mutations have been identified in de novo and rare familial cases, and they occur primarily(More)
A nonisotopic oligotyping method using reverse dot blot hybridization was developed for HLA class II DQA1, DQB1, DPB1, DRB1, DRB3, DRB4, DRB5 alleles. The polymorphic second exon of the different genes was amplified by the polymerase chain reaction (PCR). For each gene the amplified DNA was hybridized at stringent conditions to membrane-bound(More)
There are compelling data to indicate that the susceptibility to multiple sclerosis (MS) is inherited, at least in part. Particular HLA genotypes may be associated with MS and recently also polymorphisms in the T-cell receptor (TCR) genes have been reported to correlate with the disease; however, these data have been difficult to confirm. We investigated(More)
Non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus has been recognized to be heterogeneous in etiology, with multiple subgroups. Several genes or chromosomal regions have been implicated in the development of the disease. In this study the association of HLA class II alleles and genotypes and the association of CD4 and CD3 polymorphisms were assessed in a large number(More)
Using a highly discriminatory DNA typing technique, based on the polymerase chain reaction and reverse dot blot hybridization, more refined results were obtained on the association of particular HLA class II alleles, haplotypes and genotypes with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus in the Belgian population. The previously reported predisposing effect for(More)
Polymorphisms in HLA class II genes have been shown to contribute to susceptibility or protection against insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM). In the present study the role of HLA class II haplotypes and the role of DQ alpha Arg52, DQ beta Asp57 and of polymorphic amino acids, located in the antigen-binding groove and the CD4-binding domain of the DR(More)
Population and family studies show that predisposition to type I diabetes (IDDM) is multifactorial, and that polymorphisms in the MHC region contribute substantially to the susceptibility to IDDM. In the present study the association of polymorphisms in the CD4 and the delta subunit of CD3 with IDDM were examined in a Belgian population. We observed that(More)
BACKGROUND The aim was to assess the effect of epidural sufentanil on relative analgesic potencies of epidural bupivacaine, ropivacaine and levobupivacaine by determining the minimum local analgesic concentrations during labour. METHODS In a randomised, double-blind study, 171 parturients were allocated to one of six groups receiving a 10-mL bolus of(More)
The retinoblastoma protein-interacting zinc fìngergene RIZ maps to the distal short arm of human chromosome 1 (Ip36), a region thought to harbor tumor suppressor genes for a variety of human cancers including breast cancer. The R17 gene normally produces two protein products of different length, RIZ I and RIZ2. RIZ2 is generated by an internal pro moter(More)