Krzysztof Rębała

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A set of 18 Y-chromosomal microsatellite loci was analysed in 568 males from Poland, Slovakia and three regions of Belarus. The results were compared to data available for 2,937 Y chromosome samples from 20 other Slavic populations. Lack of relationship between linguistic, geographic and historical relations between Slavic populations and Y-short tandem(More)
BACKGROUND Tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha is considered to be an important mediator in the pathogenesis of psoriasis. Increased levels and activity of this cytokine have been observed in blood and skin of patients with psoriasis. As certain allelic variants of the TNF-alpha gene are associated with increased or decreased production of TNF-alpha, the(More)
Polymorphism of 18 STR loci specific to the human Y chromosome (DYS19, DYS388, DYS389I, DYS389II, DYS390, DYS391, DYS392, DYS393, DYS426, DYS437, DYS438, DYS439, DYS460, GATA H4.1, DYS385 a/b, and YCAII a/b) was evaluated by means of a multiplex (octadecaplex) PCR reaction and capillary electrophoresis in a Polish population sample of 208 unrelated males. A(More)
Allele frequencies of 15 short tandem repeat loci included in the AmpFlSTR Identifiler kit (Applied Biosystems) were obtained from a sample set of unrelated individuals living in Belarus (n=176). For all loci, no deviation from Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium was found. Results were compared with data available for the Belarusian minority residing in(More)
Homogeneous Proto-Slavic genetic substrate and/or extensive mixing after World War II were suggested to explain homogeneity of contemporary Polish paternal lineages. Alternatively, Polish local populations might have displayed pre-war genetic heterogeneity owing to genetic drift and/or gene flow with neighbouring populations. Although sharp genetic(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the homogeneity of Polish populations with respect to STRs chosen as core markers of the Polish Forensic National DNA Intelligence Database, and to provide reference allele frequencies and to explore the genetic interrelationship between Poland and neighboring countries. The allele frequency distribution of 10 STRs(More)
Relevant for various areas of human genetics, Y-chromosomal short tandem repeats (Y-STRs) are commonly used for testing close paternal relationships among individuals and populations, and for male lineage identification. However, even the widely used 17-loci Yfiler set cannot resolve individuals and populations completely. Here, 52 centers generated(More)
We showed increased level of immune complexes (ICs) with mycobacterial heat shock proteins (Mtb-hsp) and increased expression of receptors for Fc fragment of immunoglobulin G (FcγR) I-III on blood monocytes with their increased phagocytic activity, responsible for clearance of these ICs in sarcoidosis (SA). Since FcγRIIIa is the most crucial in this(More)
BACKGROUND The human leucocyte antigen (HLA) C allele Cw*06 is currently recognized as a major disease allele at the PSORS1 locus. It has been suggested that characterization of this gene could be used as a convenient criterion for classification of psoriasis phenotypes. AIM To design and optimize a DNA typing procedure, suitable for identification of(More)
The aim of the study was to compare the frequency of human leucocyte antigen-C (HLA-C) locus alleles in patients with psoriatic arthritis and in healthy controls in the same ethnic group in Poland, and to correlate them with age of onset of psoriatic skin changes and joints symptoms. HLA-C locus alleles of 41 patients and 80 controls were determined by a(More)