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Meta-analysis identifies 29 additional ulcerative colitis risk loci, increasing the number of confirmed associations to 47
Genome-wide association studies and candidate gene studies in ulcerative colitis have identified 18 susceptibility loci. We conducted a meta-analysis of six ulcerative colitis genome-wide associationExpand
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Novel sources of fetal stem cells: where do they fit on the developmental continuum?
The recent isolation of fetal stem cells from several sources either at the early stages of development or during the later trimesters of gestation, sharing similar growth kinetics and expressingExpand
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Improvements in the HbVar database of human hemoglobin variants and thalassemia mutations for population and sequence variation studies
HbVar (http://globin.cse.psu.edu/globin/hbvar/) is a relational database developed by a multi-center academic effort to provide up-to-date and high quality information on the genomic sequence changes leading to hemoglobin variants and all types of thalassemia and hemoglobinopathies. Expand
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Molecular and proteomic characterization of human mesenchymal stem cells derived from amniotic fluid: comparison to bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells.
Human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) constitute a population of multipotent adherent cells able to give rise to multiple mesenchymal lineages such as osteoblasts, adipocytes, or chondrocytes. So far,Expand
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Origin and diffusion of mtDNA haplogroup X.
A maximum parsimony tree of 21 complete mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) sequences belonging to haplogroup X and the survey of the haplogroup-associated polymorphisms in 13,589 mtDNAs from Eurasia andExpand
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Disuniting uniformity: a pied cladistic canvas of mtDNA haplogroup H in Eurasia.
It has been often stated that the overall pattern of human maternal lineages in Europe is largely uniform. Yet this uniformity may also result from an insufficient depth and width of the phylogeneticExpand
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The western and eastern roots of the Saami--the story of genetic "outliers" told by mitochondrial DNA and Y chromosomes.
The Saami are regarded as extreme genetic outliers among European populations. In this study, a high-resolution phylogenetic analysis of Saami genetic heritage was undertaken in a comprehensiveExpand
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Amniotic Fluid and Amniotic Membrane Stem Cells: Marker Discovery
Amniotic fluid (AF) and amniotic membrane (AM) have been recently characterized as promising sources of stem or progenitor cells. Both not only contain subpopulations with stem cell characteristicsExpand
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HbVar: A relational database of human hemoglobin variants and thalassemia mutations at the globin gene server
We have constructed a relational database of hemoglobin variants and thalassemia mutations, called HbVar, which can be accessed on the web at http://globin.cse.psu.edu. Extensive information isExpand
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HbVar database of human hemoglobin variants and thalassemia mutations: 2007 update
HbVar (http://globin.bx.psu.edu/hbvar) is a locus‐specific database (LSDB) developed in 2001 by a multi‐center academic effort to provide timely information on the genomic sequence changes leading toExpand
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