Comprehensive red blood cell and platelet antigen prediction from whole genome sequencing: proof of principle.
Boston, United States. In Transfusion, Jan 2016
RESULTS: Some major differences and alignment issues were found when attempting to convert the conventional cDNA to human reference genome sequences for the following genes: ABO, A4GALT, RHD, RHCE, FUT3, ACKR1 (previously DARC), ACHE, FUT2, CR1, GCNT2, and RHAG.
Extensive Admixture and Selective Pressure Across the Sahel Belt.
Porto, Portugal. In Genome Biol Evol, Dec 2015
The DARC gene region in Arabs and Nubians was enriched for African ancestry, whereas the RAB3GAP1/LCT/MCM6 region in Oromo, the TAS2R gene family in Fulani, and the ALMS1/NAT8 in Turkana and Samburu were enriched for non-African ancestry.
Tumor necrosis factor superfamily in innate immunity and inflammation.
Los Angeles, United States. In Cold Spring Harb Perspect Biol, Apr 2015
The TNFSF and TNFRSF proteins lymphotoxins, LIGHT (homologous to lymphotoxins, exhibits inducible expression, and competes with HSV glycoprotein D for herpes virus entry mediator [HVEM], a receptor expressed by T lymphocytes), lymphotoxin-β receptor (LT-βR), and HVEM are used by embryonic and adult innate lymphocytes to promote the development and homeostasis of lymphoid organs.
Efficacy results of a trial of a herpes simplex vaccine.
Saint Louis, United States. In N Engl J Med, 2012
BACKGROUND: Two previous studies of a herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) subunit vaccine containing glycoprotein D in HSV-discordant couples revealed 73% and 74% efficacy against genital disease in women who were negative for both HSV type 1 (HSV-1) and HSV-2 antibodies.
The genetics of benign neutropenia.
Israel. In Isr Med Assoc J, 2011
Here we describe the recent success in mapping the gene that underlies benign neutropenia in African American populations. We discuss the known function of the gene and consider potential mechanisms for the effect on neutropenia.[review]
Slow down and survive: Enigmatic immunoregulation by BTLA and HVEM.
Saint Louis, United States. In Annu Rev Immunol, 2009
The BTLA-HVEM interaction is intriguing and quite complex given that HVEM has four other ligands that also influence immune responses, the conventional TNF ligand LIGHT and lymphotoxin alpha, as well as herpes simplex virus glycoprotein D and the glycosylphosphatidylinositol-linked Ig domain protein CD160.
Evolution of a malaria resistance gene in wild primates.
United States. In Nature, 2009
Here, we report on the functional consequences of genetic variation at the malaria-related FY (DARC) gene in a well-studied population of yellow baboons (Papio cynocephalus) living in Amboseli National Park in Kenya.