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We performed HLA Class I and Class II typing in 16 patients (15 women, one man) with a confirmed diagnosis of Takayasu arteritis. We did not find any of the previously described associations with HLA-B52, and/or HLA-DRB1*1301 alleles. However, in our patients, HLA-DRB1*1602 and HLA-DRB1*1001 were significantly increased. The association of Takayasu(More)
MHC class II alleles and haplotypes were determined from unrelated individuals and families of the Arhuaco (n = 107), Kogi (n = 42), Arsario (n = 18), and Wayú (n = 88) tribes located in the northern part of Colombia. Class II DRB, DQA1, and DQB1 alleles were determined by PCR-SSO and PCR-RFLP based methods. Four haplotypes, [DRB1*0407, DRB4*0101, DQA1*03,(More)
Serology has been routinely used for class I HLA typing for the selection of donors for allotransplantation. However, serology is not adequate for the assignment of all class I specificities especially when testing non-Caucasians subjects and it is necessary to adopt new strategies for routine testing. At the present time the extent of incorrect serologic(More)
Bromodomain-containing protein 7 (BRD7) is a member of the bromodomain-containing protein family that is known to play a role as tumor suppressors. Here, we show that BRD7 is a component of the unfolded protein response (UPR) signaling through its ability to regulate X-box binding protein 1 (XBP1) nuclear translocation. BRD7 interacts with the regulatory(More)
BACKGROUND Esophagectomy has been the standard treatment for Barrett's esophagus (BE) with high-grade dysplasia (HGD) and intramucosal cancer (IMC). Recently, endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) and radiofrequency ablation (RFA) have become the preferred treatment for these patients in some centers. We report a single institution series of patients(More)
Pemphigus vulgaris (PV) is a blistering disease of the skin and mucous membranes characterized by an autoantibody response against a keratinocyte adhesion molecule, desmoglein 3, causing acantholysis and blister formation. We compared high resolution MHC class II alleles and haplotype frequencies (HLA-DRB, DQA1 and DQB1) in 37 patients with PV to 89(More)
DQA1, DQB1 and DPB1 alleles were investigated in a large panel of samples carrying HLA-DQ2- and HLA-DQ9-bearing extended haplotypes. Every instance of the [HLA-B8, SCO1, DR3, DQ2a] and [HLA-B18, F1C30, DR3, DQ2b] extended haplotypes carried the DQA1*0501 allele, while every instance of [HLA-B44, FC31, DR7, DQ2c], [HLA-B47, FC91,0, DR7, DQ2c] and [HLA-B57,(More)
Dermatitis herpetiformis (DH) shares some clinical features and major histocompatibility complex (MHC) markers with gluten-sensitive enteropathy (GSE). We compared MHC haplotypes in 27 patients with DH, 35 patients with GSE, and normal controls. As in GSE, the frequencies of two extended haplotypes, [HLA-B8, SC01, DR3] and [HLA-B44, FC31, DR7], were(More)
Genes of the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) have been associated with susceptibility to drug-induced adverse reactions. We previously found that clozapine-induced agranulocytosis (CA) is associated with the HLA-DRB1*0402, DRB4*0101, DQB1*0302, DQA1*0301 haplotype in Ashkenazi Jewish patients and with the HLA-DRB1*1601, DRB5*02, DQB1*0502, DQA1*0102(More)
Insulin resistance has been associated with people diagnosed with depression. Conversely, it has also been documented that diabetics have an increased risk of depression. Evidence suggests that insulin activity plays a role in serotonergic activity by increasing the influx of tryptophan into the brain. This increased influx of tryptophan has been shown to(More)