Rosanne Stein

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OBJECTIVES To test whether HLA-DR4 acts in the mother, possibly during pregnancy, to contribute to the phenotype of autistic disorder in her fetus. DESIGN Transmission disequilibrium testing in case mothers and maternal grandparents. SETTING Previous studies have consistently shown increased frequency of HLA-DR4 in probands with autism and their(More)
Incomplete intrinsic penetrance is the failure of some genetically susceptible individuals (e.g., monozygotic twins of those who have a trait) to exhibit that trait. For the first time, we examine penetrance of susceptibility genes for multiple MHC gene-determined traits in the same subjects. Serum levels of IgA, IgD, IgG3, but not IgG4, in 50 pairs of(More)
We analyzed the frequency distribution of 106 complotypes [four allele sets of the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) genes for the complement proteins factor B, C2, C4A, and C4B] from 32 Black families residing in Boston and Washington, DC. Twenty-five different complotypes were identified, among which there were four complotypes that had not been(More)
About 25% of C2-deficient homozygotes have increased susceptibility to severe bacterial infections. C2-deficient homozygotes had significantly lower serum levels of IgG2, IgG4, IgD, and Factor B, significantly higher levels of IgA and IgG3 and levels of IgG1 and IgM similar to controls. Type I (28 bp deletion in C2 exon 6 on the [HLA-B18, S042, DR2](More)
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