Latest MHC Class II Stories

2014-07-18 23:04:21

Omixon Holotype HLA is a combination NGS Assay and Software product that provides the most accurate high-resolution, high-throughput HLA genotyping available. Budapest, Hungary & Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) July 18, 2014 Global biotechnology company Omixon, headquartered in Budapest with US offices in Cambridge, MA, announces the launch of Omixon Holotype HLA™ - a combination Assay and Software product that leverages the power of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), for use on the...

early celiac sign
2014-07-04 03:30:55

NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases NIH-funded study finds higher celiac risk in Sweden than US, elsewhere More than one quarter of children with two copies of a high-risk variant in a specific group of genes develop an early sign of celiac disease called celiac disease autoimmunity (CDA) by age 5. The findings are from The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in Youth consortium, or TEDDY. The National Institutes of Health-funded study, published July...

2014-06-04 23:07:57

Omixon and CHOP have used next-generation sequencing tools to significantly advance HLA typing, characterizing whole genes with variations fully phased. Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) June 04, 2014 Global bioinformatics software company Omixon, headquartered in Budapest with US offices in Cambridge, MA, announces an exclusive licensing agreement with The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to commercialize a new Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) HLA genotyping assay, for use on the...

Gluten And T-Cell Observations Offer Insight Into Celiac Disease
2012-10-12 11:48:32

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Observations of the relationship between gluten and T-cells in the immune system have allowed researchers from Monash University to get a better understanding on how celiac disease comes into being. According to the scientists, the disorder impacts a significant part of the population--specifically 1 in 133 people. Due to immune response genes HLA-DQ2 or HLA-DQ8, almost half of the population is susceptible to contracting celiac...

2010-04-20 07:45:24

The findings point to a new drug target for type 1 diabetes and other autoimmune diseases Scientists from The Scripps Research Institute have provided an answer to the 40-year-old mystery of how certain genetic mutations lead to Type 1 diabetes. This new molecular understanding could lead to novel therapies for Type 1 diabetes and other autoimmune diseases. The study was published in an advanced, online issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation on April 19, 2010, and will appear in the...

2005-06-06 00:50:00

The great physical diversity that evolution has forged in human beings is in evidence wherever we look, but the genes exhibiting the greatest diversity at the DNA level happen to function in a wholly invisible process: immunity. Genes encoding the Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) proteins are among the most diverse in the human genome, and scientists have proposed a number of hypotheses to explain why. This week, researchers report new findings that support the idea that the striking diversity...

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