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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 ...
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. ...
DNA repair gene polymorphisms and bladder cancer susceptibility in a Turkish population
(International Institute of Anticancer Research, 2006)
Background: Occupational exposure and life style preferences, such as smoking are the main known environmental susceptibility factors for bladder cancer. A growing list of chemicals has been shown to induce oxidative DNA ...
Lack of association between RNASEL Arg462Gln variant and the risk of breast cancer
(International Institute of Anticancer Research, 2004)
Background: The RNASEL G1385A variant was recently found to be implicated in the development of prostate cancer. Considering the function of RNase L and the pleiotropic effects of mutations associated with cancer, we sought ...
X chromosome inactivation and female predisposition to autoimmunity
(Springer New York, 2008)
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Frequent and specific immunity to the embryonal stem cell-associated antigen SOX2 in patients with monoclonal gammopathy
(Rockefeller University Press, 2007)
Specific targets of cellular immunity in human premalignancy are largely unknown. Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) represents a precursor lesion to myeloma (MM). We show that antigenic targets of ...
Expression of IFITM1 in chronic myeloid leukemia patients
We investigated the peripheral blood gene expression profile of interferon induced transmembrane protein 1 (IFITM1) in sixty chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) patients classified according to new prognostic score (NPS). IFITM1 ...
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 ...
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 ...