Jacqueline D.H. Anholts

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The variation of the Mhc-DQA1 and DQA2 loci of ten different primate species (hominoids and Old World monkeys) was studied in order to obtain an insight in the processes that generate polymorphism of major histocompatibility complex (Mhc) class II genes and to establish the evolutionary relationships of their alleles. To that end nucleotide sequences of 36(More)
Allelic diversity at the nonhuman primate Mhc-DPB1 locus was studied by determining exon 2 nucleotide sequences. This resulted in the detection of 17 chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes), 2 orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) and 16 rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta) alleles. These were compiled with primate Mhc-DPB1 nucleotide sequences that were published previously. Based(More)
Fifty-four chimpanzee Patr-DRB and five human HLA-DRB second exons were cloned and sequenced from thirty-five chimpanzees and four B-cell lines and compared with known Mhc-DRB sequences of these two species. Equivalents of the HLA-DRB1 * 02,-DRB1 * 03, -DRB1 * 07 allelic lineages and the HLA-DRB3,-DRB4, -DRB5, -DRB6, and -DRB7 loci were all found in the(More)
Most cervical carcinoma (Cxca) cells constitutively express human papillomavirus type 16 (HPV16) E6 and E7 oncoproteins. These proteins are, therefore, attractive targets for T cell-based immunotherapy. Previously, we identified HVP16 E7-encoded CTL epitopes. In patients with cervical intraepithelial neoplasia or Cxca, little is known concerning T-cell(More)
Assessing messenger RNA (mRNA) and microRNA levels in peripheral blood cells may complement conventional parameters in clinical practice. Working with small, precious samples requires optimal RNA yields and minimal RNA degradation. Several procedures for RNA extraction and complementary DNA (cDNA) synthesis were compared for their efficiency. The effect on(More)
Oocyte donation (OD) is a specific method of artificial reproductive technology that is accompanied by a higher risk of preeclampsia during pregnancy. The pathophysiological mechanism underlying preeclampsia in OD pregnancies is thought to differ from preeclampsia in autologous pregnancies. As preeclampsia in autologous pregnancies is suggested to be(More)
Quantitative (q) PCR by amplification of nucleic acid with a fluorescent dye is widely used. Selection of adequate PCR reagents and devices is relevant to achieve reliable and consistent data. Our main objective was to test the robustness of different commercial SYBR green PCR mixes with respect to specificity and sensitivity of the PCR assay, across(More)
Mhc-DRB and -DQA1 second-exon and -DRB 3'-untranslated-region nucleotide sequences of three lowland gorillas with no known family relationship with each other and of two HLA homozygous typing cell lines were determined and compared with published primate Mhc-DRB and -DQA1 sequences. Eleven distinct MhcGogo-DRB second-exon sequences were found, which(More)
A novel HLA-DR typing method was applied using PCR-amplified fragments and biotin-labeled oligonucleotides (PCR-biotin-SSO). The PCR-biotin-SSO method can be used efficiently to perform HLA-DR typing for a large number of individuals when time is not the limiting factor. The reliability of HLA typing of cadaveric organ donors is of vital importance for(More)