Rafael Arguello

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One of the major factors that have contributed to improving the outcomes of Stem Cell Transplantation is progress made in the field of human leucocyte antigen(s) (HLA). This is evident not only in developing techniques for rapid and accurate tissue typing, but also in the greatly improved understanding of the HLA system and the impact of HLA matching on(More)
The use of unrelated donors for bone marrow transplantation (BMT) is associated with an increased morbidity and mortality when compared with HLA-identical donors, primarily due to an increased rate of graft-versus-host disease, but also to increased susceptibility to infections and graft failure. HLA matching for donors and recipients is the single most(More)
We describe a method, complementary strand analysis (CSA), for separating alleles potentially from any heterozygous genetic locus. Locus specific PCR is performed generating two allelic products. The antisense strands are isolated and hybridised with a sense reference strand to form a chimeric DNA duplex for each allele which is then separated by(More)
Increasing numbers of bone-marrow transplants are being performed with marrow from unrelated donors. There is clear evidence that genetic disparity is a major cause of graft-versus-host disease. However, until very recently, typing methods did not have sufficient resolution to identify the majority of histocompatibility alleles. DNA-based typing methods(More)
We describe a novel high resolution DNA based typing approach for HLA class I alleles, which identifies the recombinational motifs present in exons 2 and 3 of the HLA class I genes. Unique identification patterns for 201 known HLA-A, HLA-B, and HLA-Cw alleles were generated by the use of only 40 probes, which were targeted at these common motifs. The(More)
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