Jeffrey S. Szeszko

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The Wellcome Trust Case Control Consortium (WTCCC) primary genome-wide association (GWA) scan on seven diseases, including the multifactorial autoimmune disease type 1 diabetes (T1D), shows associations at P < 5 × 10−7 between T1D and six chromosome regions: 12q24, 12q13, 16p13, 18p11, 12p13 and 4q27. Here, we attempted to validate these and six other top(More)
The major histocompatibility complex (MHC) on chromosome 6 is associated with susceptibility to more common diseases than any other region of the human genome, including almost all disorders classified as autoimmune. In type 1 diabetes the major genetic susceptibility determinants have been mapped to the MHC class II genes HLA-DQB1 and HLA-DRB1 (refs 1-3),(More)
Despite high rates of exposure, only 5-10% of people infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis will develop active tuberculosis (TB) disease, suggesting a significant role for genetic variation in the human immune response to this infection. Here, we studied TB association and expression of 18 genes involved in the Toll-like receptor (TLR) pathways.(More)
Recently, the interleukin-18 cytokine gene (IL18) was reported to be associated with type 1 diabetes. In the present report, we calculated that the reported genotypes of the two 5' region/promoter single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), -607 (C-->A) (rs1946518) and -137 (G-->C) (rs187238), were not in Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium (HWE). We therefore(More)
Recently, the Intracellular pathogen resistance 1 (Ipr1) gene was shown to control susceptibility to Mycobacterium tuberculosis in mice. We examined whether common sequence variants of its human orthologue, the SP110 gene, are associated with susceptibility to tuberculosis in a human population. We resequenced SP110 exons in 96 individuals and identified(More)
Susceptibility to the autoimmune disease type 1 diabetes has been linked to human chromosome 6q27 and, moreover, recently associated with one of the genes in the region, TATA box-binding protein (TBP). Using a much larger sample of T1D families than those studied by others, and by extensive re-sequencing of nine other genes in the proximity, in which we(More)
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