Tobias Willig

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Diamond-Blackfan anaemia (DBA) is a constitutional erythroblastopenia characterized by absent or decreased erythroid precursors. The disease, previously mapped to human chromosome 19q13, is frequently associated with a variety of malformations. To identify the gene involved in DBA, we cloned the chromosome 19q13 breakpoint in a patient with a reciprocal(More)
Diamond-Blackfan anemia (DBA) is a constitutional disease characterized by a specific maturation defect in cells of erythroid lineage. We have assembled a registry of 229 DBA patients, which includes 151 patients from France, 70 from Germany, and eight from other countries. Presence of malformations was significantly and independently associated with(More)
Diamond-Blackfan anemia (DBA) is a rare pure red-cell hypoplasia of unknown etiology and pathogenesis. A major DBA locus has previously been localized to chromosome 19q13.2. Samples from additional families have been collected to identify key recombinations, microdeletions, and the possibility of heterogeneity for the disorder. In total, 29 multiplex DBA(More)
Mutations of the ribosomal protein S19 (RPS19) gene were recently identified in 10 patients with Diamond Blackfan anemia (DBA). To determine the prevalence of mutations in this gene in DBA and to begin to define the molecular basis for the observed variable clinical phenotype of this disorder, the genomic sequence of the 6 exons and the 5' untranslated(More)
Diamond-Blackfan anemia (DBA) is a rare congenital hypoplastic anemia that usually presents early in infancy and is inherited in 10% to 20% of cases. Linkage analysis has shown that DBA in many of both dominant and recessive DBA families mapped to chromosome 19q13.2 leading to the cloning of a gene on chromosome 19q13.2 that encodes a ribosomal protein,(More)
Lutheran blood group glycoproteins (Lu gps) are receptors for the extracellular matrix protein, laminin. Studies suggest that Lu gps may contribute to vaso-occlusion in sickle cell disease and it has recently been shown that sickle cells adhere to laminin isoforms containing the alpha5 chain (laminin 10/11). Laminin alpha5 is present in the subendothelium(More)
We introduce a method for automated temporal segmentation of human motion data into distinct actions and compositing motion primitives based on self-similar structures in the motion sequence. We use neighbourhood graphs for the partitioning and the similarity information in the graph is further exploited to cluster the motion primitives into larger entities(More)
Diamond-Blackfan anemia, although rare, has been the focus of much attention with respect to both its clinical features and the characterization of the in vitro erythroid defect. Despite this, its pathophysiology is still unclear, and the treatment of steroid-refractory patients is still unsatisfactory. The recent chromosomal localization of a gene for(More)
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Phenotypic characterization of Diamond Blackfan Anemia (DBA) patients and their relatives was performed in 54 families. Complete blood count, fetal hemoglobin level, erythrocyte i antigen expression, and erythrocyte adenosine deaminase (eADA) activities were quantitated in patients and relatives. eADA was elevated in 28 of 34 transfusion-independent DBA(More)
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