M J Siciliano

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The pericentric inversion of chromosome 16 [inv(16)(p13q22)] is a characteristic karyotypic abnormality associated with acute myeloid leukemia, most commonly of the M4Eo subtype. The 16p and 16q breakpoints were pinpointed by yeast artificial chromosome and cosmid cloning, and the two genes involved in this inversion were identified. On 16q the inversion(More)
5E6 is a cell surface molecule expressed on a subpopulation of murine natural killer (NK) cells that are involved in the specific rejection of H-2d or H-2f (hemopoietic histocompatibility determinant 2) bone marrow cell grafts. Here, we isolated and cloned the gene encoding 5E6 and determined the nucleotide sequence of the cDNA. 5E6 is nearly identical to(More)
BACKGROUND The myotonic dystrophies (DM1, DM2) are the most common adult muscle diseases and are characterized by multisystem involvement. DM1 has been described in diverse populations, whereas DM2 seems to occur primarily in European Caucasians. Both are caused by the expression of expanded microsatellite repeats. In DM1, there is a reservoir of(More)
Myotonic dystrophy (DM) is associated with an expansion of an unstable (CTG)n repeat in the 3' untranslated region of the DM protein kinase (DMPK) gene on chromosome 19q13.3. We studied six patients from two families who showed no expansions of the repeat, in spite of their clinical diagnosis of DM. These patients had multi-systemic manifestations that were(More)
PURPOSE Standard G-band cytogenetic analysis (CG) provides information on approximately 25 metaphases for monitoring the presence of Philadelphia chromosome positive (Ph+) cells in chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) patients, making the detection of a low frequency of Ph+ cells problematic. The purpose of this study was to improve the detection of a low(More)
A method was developed for selectively isolating genes from localized regions of the human genome that are contained in interspecific hybrid cells. Complementary human DNA was prepared from a human-rodent somatic cell hybrid that contained less than 1% human DNA, by using consensus 5' intron splice sequences as primers. These primers would select immature,(More)
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