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In a worldwide collaborative effort, 19,630 Y-chromosomes were sampled from 129 different populations in 51 countries. These chromosomes were typed for 23 short-tandem repeat (STR) loci (DYS19, DYS389I, DYS389II, DYS390, DYS391, DYS392, DYS393, DYS385ab, DYS437, DYS438, DYS439, DYS448, DYS456, DYS458, DYS635, GATAH4, DYS481, DYS533, DYS549, DYS570, DYS576,(More)
Seventy-nine unrelated Lebanese patients were tested for 15 mutations in the MEFV gene: A761H, A744S, V726A, K695R, M694V, M694I, M694del, M6801 (G --> C), M680I (G --> A) in exon 10, F479L in exon 5, P369S in exon 3, T267I, E167D and E148Q in exon 2, using PCR digestion, ARMS, DGGE and/or sequencing. Mutations were detected in patients belonging to all(More)
In vitro studies have shown that 1,25 dihydroxyvitamin D3 [1,25(OH)2D3] decreases cytokine production by monocytes and lymphocytes. In addition, intravenous or oral pulse calcitriol treatment suppresses interleukin 6 (IL6) and interleukin1beta (IL1beta) in hemodialysis patients. We studied the effect of a daily 12-week course of 1000 mg calcium and 800 U(More)
Familial Mediterranean fever is an autosomal recessive disorder characterised by episodic fever, abdominal and pleuritic pain, serositis and arthritis. The FMF gene (MEFV) has been mapped to chromosome 16p13.3 and generates a protein found exclusively in granulocytes. Seventeen mutations have been reported up to the present in FMF patients. This study(More)
Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF) is a recessively inherited disorder, characterized by episodic fever, abdominal and arthritic pain, as well as other forms of inflammation. Some FMF patients present higher IgD serum levels, and it is not yet known whether such an elevation is related to specific genotypes or correlated with a specific phenotype. In order(More)
Human HLA class I deficiency is a rare disease which, in most of the patients described to date, results from a defect in subunit 1 or 2 of the peptide transporter associated with antigen processing (TAP). The clinical features of TAP deficiency include a chronic inflammation of the respiratory tract and/or granulomatous skin lesions. In this report, we(More)