Maha Al-Sheikh

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Thirty-six unrelated cases with erythrocytosis of unknown origin were investigated. Exons 5-8 of the erythropoietin receptor gene (EPOR), the von Hippel-Lindau gene, and the prolyl hydroxylase domain protein 2 gene (PHD2) were screened by direct DNA sequencing. The Janus kinase 2 mutation, JAK2 (Val617Phe), was screened by allele specific PCR. In this(More)
The hypoxia-inducible factor HIF-1 is the key regulator in cellular adaptation to hypoxia. Acting through a complex pathway, interconnected with VHL and kinases, it regulates a large number of genes, such as those involved in erythropoiesis, glycolysis, pH regulation, and angiogenesis. Recently, a missense mutation [c.950C>G (p.Pro317Arg)] in the prolyl(More)
We report two French Caucasian families suffering from dominant thalassemia-like phenotypes due to hyper unstable hemoglobin (Hb) variants. In both cases, molecular analysis revealed a defect localized in the third exon of the beta-globin gene, resulting in dramatic changes of the Hb structure. The first one is a new variant, Hb Sainte Seve, that is(More)
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