Mathias Chiano

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Huntington disease (HD) is associated with abnormal expansions of a CAG repeat close to the 5' end of the IT15 gene. We have assembled a set of 293 HD subjects whose ages of onset were known and sized their HD CAG repeats. These repeats accounted for 69% of the variance of age of onset when we used the most parsimonious model, which relates the logarithm of(More)
Mutations in the BRCA1 gene, discovered in 1994, are associated with an 80–90% lifetime risk of breast cancer. We have analysed 60 families with a history of breast and/or ovarian cancer for germline mutations in BRCA1. Twenty–two different mutations were detected in 32 families (53%), of which 14 are previously unreported. We observed a significant(More)
Because mice deficient in klotho gene expression exhibit multiple aging phenotypes including osteopenia, we explored the possibility that the klotho gene may contribute to age-related bone loss in humans by examining the association between klotho gene polymorphisms and bone density in two genetically distinct racial populations: the white and the Japanese.(More)
This paper describes the Centre d'Etude du Polymorphisme Humain (CEPH) consortium linkage map of chromosome 9. A total of 124 markers were typed in the CEPH family DNAs by 14 contributing laboratories; of these, 42 loci are ordered on the map with likelihood support of at least 1000:1. The uniquely placed markers include 31 that can be typed by PCR. A(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Treatment with mepolizumab, a humanized monoclonal antibody to interleukin-5, reduces the rate of asthma exacerbations and the requirement for systemic glucocorticoids while maintaining asthma control. Treatment decisions are guided by predictors of response, including blood eosinophil thresholds in patients with frequent(More)
The CAG repeat number on Huntington's disease (HD) chromosomes accounts for about 60% of the variance in the age at onset of HD. However, distinct familial factors may also influence the age at onset. HD is associated with loss of medium-sized GABA-ergic striatal output neurons. Intracerebral administration of human ciliary neurotrophic factor (CNTF)(More)
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