Fetal-maternal microchimerism in normal parous females and parous female cancer patients.

@article{Gilmore2008FetalmaternalMI,
  title={Fetal-maternal microchimerism in normal parous females and parous female cancer patients.},
  author={Gary L. Gilmore and Bushra Haq and Richard K. Shadduck and Sri Lakshmi Jasthy and John R W Lister},
  journal={Experimental hematology},
  year={2008},
  volume={36 9},
  pages={
          1073-7
        }
}
OBJECTIVE The prevalence of male microchimerism (MC) in parous females, nonparous females, and parous female cancer patients was examined. MATERIALS AND METHODS DNA extracted from peripheral blood leukocytes and male Y-chromosomal DNA was amplified using a sensitive two-stage polymerase chain reaction technique. Controls prepared by mixing human male and female cell lines demonstrated the sensitivity of the technique to be in the range of 1 male cell per 1 million female cells. RESULTS… CONTINUE READING
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