Donor-recipient mismatch for common gene deletion polymorphisms in graft-versus-host disease

@article{McCarroll2009DonorrecipientMF,
  title={Donor-recipient mismatch for common gene deletion polymorphisms in graft-versus-host disease},
  author={Steven A. McCarroll and James E. Bradner and Hannu Turpeinen and Liisa Volin and Paul J Martin and Shannon D. Chilewski and Joseph H Antin and Stephanie J Lee and Tapani Ruutu and Barry E Storer and Edus H Warren and Bo Zhang and Lue Ping Zhao and David Ginsburg and Robert J. Soiffer and Jukka Partanen and John A Hansen and Jerome Ritz and Aarno V Palotie and David Altshuler},
  journal={Nature Genetics},
  year={2009},
  volume={41},
  pages={1341-1344}
}
Transplantation and pregnancy, in which two diploid genomes reside in one body, can each lead to diseases in which immune cells from one individual target antigens encoded in the other's genome. One such disease, graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT, or bone marrow transplant), is common even after transplants between HLA-identical siblings, indicating that cryptic histocompatibility loci exist outside the HLA locus. The immune system of an… CONTINUE READING
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