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Endothelial progenitor cells display clonal restriction in multiple myeloma
(BioMed Central Ltd., 2006)
Background: In multiple myeloma (MM), increased neoangiogenesis contributes to tumor growth and disease progression. Increased levels of endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) contribute to neoangiogenesis in MM, and, ...
Skewed X inactivation in an X linked nystagmus family resulted from a novel, p.R229G, missense mutation in the FRMD7 gene
(BMJ Group, 2008)
Aims: This study aimed to identify the underlying genetic defect of a large Turkish X linked nystagmus (NYS) family. Methods: Both Xp11 and Xq26 loci were tested by linkage analysis. The 12 exons and intron-exon junctions ...
Extremely skewed X-chromosome inactivation patterns in women with recurrent spontaneous abortion
(Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia, 2006)
Background: The role of extremely skewed X-chromosome inactivation (XCI) has been questioned in the pathogenesis of recurrent spontaneous abortion (RSA) but the results obtained were conflicting. Aims: We therefore ...
Skewed X chromosome inactivation in blood cells of women with scleroderma
(John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2005)
Objective. Scleroderma (SSc) is an autoimmune disease of unknown etiology. The disease is 3-8 times more frequent in women than in men. The role of X chromosome inactivation (XCI) in the predisposition of women to autoimmunity ...
Evidence from autoimmune thyroiditis of skewed X-chromosome inactivation in female predisposition to autoimmunity
(Nature Publishing Group, 2006)
The etiologic factors in the development of autoimmune thyroid diseases (AITDs) are not fully understood. We investigated the role of skewed X-chromosome inactivation (XCI) mosaicism in female predisposition to AITDs. One ...
Increased frequency of extremely skewed X chromosome inactivation in juvenile idiopathic arthritis
(John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2009)
Objective. Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is a childhood rheumatic disease of unknown etiology. Two subgroups of JIA, i.e., oligoarticular and polyarticular, are thought to have an autoimmune component, and show a ...
Extreme clonality in lymphoblastoid cell lines with implications for allele specific expression analyses
Lymphoblastoid cell lines (LCL) are being actively and extensively used to examine the expression of specific genes and (genome-wide expression profiles, including allele specific expression assays. However, it has recently ...
X chromosome inactivation and female predisposition to autoimmunity
(Springer New York, 2008)
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Skewed X-chromosome inactivation in scleroderma
(Springer New York, 2008)
Scleroderma is a female-prevalent autoimmune disease of unclear etiology. Two fundamental gender differences, skewed X-chromosome inactivation (XCI) and pregnancy-related microchimerism, have been implicated in scleroderma. ...
Analysis of skewed X-chromosome inactivation in females with rheumatoid arthritis and autoimmune thyroid diseases
(BioMed Central, 2009)
Introduction The majority of autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and autoimmune thyroid diseases (AITDs) are characterized by a striking female predominance superimposed on a predisposing genetic background. ...