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Asthma is a complex heritable inflammatory disorder of the airways associated with clinical signs of atopy and bronchial hyperresponsiveness. Recent studies localized a major gene for asthma to chromosome 5q31-q33 in humans. Thus, this segment of the genome represents a candidate region for genes that determine susceptibility to bronchial(More)
Diphtheria fusion proteins are chimeric proteins consisting of the catalytic and translocation domains of diphtheria toxin (DT(388)) linked through an amide bond to one of a variety of peptide ligands. The ligand targets the molecule to cells and the toxin enters the cell, inactivates protein synthesis and induces cell death. Diphtheria fusion proteins(More)
We examined the long arm XY pseudoautosomal region for linkage to asthma, serum IgE, and bronchial hyperresponsiveness. In 57 Caucasian families multipoint nonparametric analyses provide evidence for linkage between DXYS154 and bronchial hyperresponsiveness (P = 0.000057) or asthma (P = 0.00065). This genomic region is approximately 320 kb in size and(More)
Leukemic blasts from patients with acute phase chronic myeloid leukemic and refractory acute myeloid leukemia are highly resistant to a number of cytotoxic drugs. To overcome multi-drug resistance, we engineered a diphtheria fusion protein by fusing human interleukin-3 (IL3) to a truncated form of diphtheria toxin (DT) with a (G4S)2 linker (L), expressed(More)
Genetic studies on mouse models of asthma have identified interleukin-9 (IL9) as a determining factor in controlling bronchial hyperresponsiveness, a hallmark of the disease. Recently, the human IL9 receptor (hIL9R) gene locus has also been implicated in determining susceptibility to bronchial hyperresponsiveness and asthma. In order to evaluate the(More)
We have developed an in vivo model of differentiated human acute myeloid leukemia (AML) by retroviral infection of the cytokine-dependent AML cell line TF-1 with the v-Src oncogene. When injected either intravenously or intraperitoneally into 300 cGy irradiated SCID mice, animals formed multiple granulocytic sarcomas involving the adrenals, kidneys, lymph(More)
To facilitate the practical application of highly efficient semiautomated methods for general application in genomic analyses, we have developed a fluorescence-based microsatellite marker resource. Ninety highly polymorphic microsatellite markers were combined to provide a rapid, accurate, and highly efficient initial genome-wide screening system. These(More)
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