||Queiroz, R. G. P; Tamia-Ferreira, M. C; Carvalho, I. F; Petean, F. C; Passos, G. A. S.|
||Association between EcoRI fragment-length polymorphism of the immunoglobulin lambda variable 8 (IGLV8) gene family with rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus|
||Braz. j. med. biol. res = Rev. bras. pesqui. méd. biol;34(4):525-8, Apr. 2001. ilus.
||FAPESP; . CAPES; . CNPq.
||The human immunoglobulin lambda variable 8 (IGLV8) subgroup is a gene family containing three members, one of them included in a monomorphic 3.7-kb EcoRI genomic fragment located at the major lambda variable locus on chromosome 22q11.1 (gene IGLV8a, EMBL accession No. Z73650) at 100 percent frequency in the normal urban population. The second is a polymorphic RFLP allele included in a 6.0-kb EcoRI fragment at 10 percent frequency, and the third is located in a monomorphic 8.0-kb EcoRI fragment at 100 percent frequency, the last being translocated to chromosome 8q11.2 and considered to be an orphan gene. Our Southern blot-EcoRI-RFLP studies in normal individuals and in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), using a specific probe for the IGLV8 gene family (probe pVL8, EMBL accession No. X75424), have revealed the two monomorphic genomic fragments containing the IGLV8 genes, i.e., the 3.7-kb fragment from chromosome 22q11.1 and the 8.0-kb fragment from 8q11.2, both occurring at 100 percent frequency (103 normal individuals, 48 RA and 28 SLE patients analyzed), but absence of the 6.0-kb IGLV8 polymorphic RFLP allele in all RA or SLE patients. As expected, the frequency of the 6.0-kb allele among the normal individuals was 10 percent. These findings suggest an association between the absence of the 6.0-kb EcoRI fragment and rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus|
Cadeias lambda de Imunoglobulina/genética
Lúpus Eritematoso Sistêmico/genética
Polimorfismo de Fragmento de Restrição
Cromossomos Humanos Par 22/genética
Cromossomos Humanos Par 8/genética
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||Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't|
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