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We recently described the incidence of a SCID disease in a litter of Jack Russell terriers. In this study, we show that the molecular defect in these animals is faulty V(D)J recombination. Furthermore, we document a complete deficit in DNA-dependent protein kinase activity that can be explained by a marked diminution in the expression of the catalytic… (More)
BACKGROUND Tuberculosis (TB) causes 1.45 million deaths annually world wide, the majority of which occur in the developing world. Active TB disease represents immune failure to control latent infection from airborne spread. Acid-fast bacillus (AFB) seen on sputum smear is a biomarker for contagiousness. METHODS We enrolled 73 tuberculosis patients with… (More)
BACKGROUND Current treatment regimens for pulmonary tuberculosis require at least 6 months of therapy. Immune adjuvant therapy with recombinant interferon-gamma1b (rIFN-gammab) may reduce pulmonary inflammation and reduce the period of infectivity by promoting earlier sputum clearance. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS We performed a randomized, controlled… (More)
Background: Current treatment regimens for pulmonary tuberculosis require at least 6 months of therapy. Immune adjuvant therapy with recombinant interferon-c1b (rIFN-cb) may reduce pulmonary inflammation and reduce the period of infectivity by promoting earlier sputum clearance.
We screened 22 Japanese patients with acid maltase deficiency (seven with the infantile type, eight with the juvenile type and seven with the adult type) for three previously described mutations, D645E, S529V and R672Q, and a novel mutation, R600C. Although D645E has been reported to be common in Chinese patients with the infantile type, only three of 44… (More)
Glycogen storage disease type II is an autosomal recessive muscle disorder due to deficiency of lysosomal acid alpha-glucosidase and the resulting intralysosomal accumulation of glycogen. We found six novel mutations in three Spanish classic infantile onset glycogen storage disease type II patients with involvement of both cardiac and skeletal muscle; three… (More)