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Alkaptonuria (AKU) occupies a unique place in the history of human genetics because it was the first disease to be interpreted as a mendelian recessive trait by Garrod in 1902. Alkaptonuria is a rare metabolic disorder resulting from loss of homogentisate 1,2 dioxygenase (HGO) activity. Affected individuals accumulate large quantities of homogentisic acid,(More)
 Natural killer (NK) cells preferentially express several type II glycoproteins of the calcium-dependent lectin superfamily. The genes coding for these molecules are clustered on the distal mouse chromosome 6 and on the rat chromosome 4 in a region designated the NK gene complex. To date, no definite evidence of the presence of a NK gene complex has been(More)
A high protein tyrosine phosphatase (PTPase) activity is required to maintain circulating T lymphocytes in a resting phenotype, and to limit the initiation of T cell activation. We report that 15 of the currently known 24 intracellular PTPases are expressed in T cells, namely HePTP, TCPTP, SHP1, SHP2, PEP, PTP-PEST, PTP-MEG2, PTEN, PTPH1, PTP-MEG1, PTP36,(More)
We developed a sequence-ready physical map of a part of human chromosome 12p12.3-p13.2 where the natural killer gene complex (NKC) is located. The NKC includes a cluster of genes with structure similar to that of the Ca(2+)-dependent lectin superfamily of glycoproteins that are expressed on the surface of most natural killer (NK) cells and a subset of T(More)
We analyzed 61 Angelman syndrome (AS) patients by cytogenetic and molecular techniques. On the basis of molecular findings, the patients were classified into the following 4 groups: familial cases without deletion, familial cases with submicroscopic deletion, sporadic cases with deletion, and sporadic cases without deletion. Among 53 sporadic cases, 37(More)
BACKGROUND More than 50% of patients with myelodysplastic syndromes present cytogenetic aberrations at diagnosis. Partial or complete deletion of the long arm of chromosome 5 is the most frequent abnormality. The aim of this study was to apply fluorescence in situ hybridization of 5q31 in patients diagnosed with de novo myelodysplastic syndromes in whom(More)
THP-1 monocytic/macrophage cells were stimulated via their FcgammaR receptors with insoluble aggregates of human IgG and the production of the C-C chemokine monocyte chemoattractant protein (MCP)-1 assayed. A dose- and time-dependent production of MCP-1 comparable to that produced by the most potent agonists could be detected in the culture medium by a(More)
HeLa cells transfected to express the human Fc receptor FcgammaRIIA were stimulated with aggregates of IgG, IgG-ovalbumin equivalence immune complexes and monoclonal antibody reacting with FcgammaRIIA. All of these stimuli activated the cells as judged from the band-shift characteristic of the activation of the p42-MAP/ERK kinase. Since this response is(More)
T cell non-Hodgkin's lymphomas are a heterogeneous group of lymphomas with poor prognosis, and whose genetic alterations are not well understood. Comparative genomic hybridization (CGH) is a technique that allows the identification of DNA imbalances without cytogenetic studies. We have studied 37 samples from 29 T cell non-Hodgkin's lymphomas (25 peripheral(More)
The human NK gene complex localized on chromosome 12p12.3 - p13.2 codes for several lectin-like receptor genes expressed by NK cells as well as by other hematopoietic cells. In this study, by using the expressed sequence tag database we identified a novel receptor gene, designated as killer cell lectin-like receptor, subfamily F, member 1 (KLRF1), encoding(More)