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ASSOCIATION NEWS

International Summer School — Oct. 15-18, Boulder, Colorado

Dr. John Gerlach and Dr. Marilyn Pollack were part of the faculty team in this year’s program that included 42 students from around the world. Attendees enjoyed networking and informative sessions with intensive interactions between participating students and faculty. This was an exceptional opportunity for advanced training in the fields of immunogenetics and histocompatibility.
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ASHI is proud to announce new officers and board members
President Malek Kamoun, M.D., Ph.D.
President-elect Anat R. Tambur, DMD, Ph.D., D(ABHI)
Vice President of Operations Doreen A. Jezek, MS, CHS, MB(ASCP)CM
Secretary David Kiger, CHS(ABHI)
Past President John A. Gerlach, Ph.D., D(ABHI)
Treasurer Elizabeth R. Trimble, MT(ASCP), CHS(ABHI)
Board Member Sharon Adams, MT(ASCP), CHS(ABHI)
Board Member Susan Saidman, Ph.D., D(ABHI)
Board Member Medhat Z. Askar, M.D., Ph.D., D(ABHI)
Board Member Ruby Siegel, MS, CHS
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ASHI wishes to thank all our volunteers, attendees and exhibitors for helping to make this meeting a success. This year’s meeting included 924 attendees from 27 different counties. Participants enjoyed five days of educational programming designed to provide attendees with comprehensive state-of-the-art updates and glimpses into the future of the fields of genomics, immunogenetics, immunology, histocompatibility and transplantation.

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INDUSTRY NEWS


The regulation role of interferon regulatory factor-1 gene and clinical relevance
Human Immunology
IRF-1, a kind of transcription factors, is expressed constitutively in all cells types except early embryonal cells. By virtue of its interaction with specific DNA sequence, IRF-1 regulates the transcription of a set of target genes which play essential roles in various physiological and pathological processes, including viral infection, tumor immune surveillance, pro-inflammatory injury and development of the immune system. What’s more, IRF-1 also interacts with other transcription factors to regulate the specific genes transcription in the nucleus.
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Single-nucleotide polymorphism associations in common with immune responses to measles and rubella vaccines
Immunogenetics
Single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in candidate immune response genes were evaluated for associations with measles- and rubella-specific neutralizing antibodies, interferon (IFN)-γ and interleukin-6 secretion in two separate association analyses in a cohort of healthy immunized subjects. Scientists identified six SNP associations shared between the measles-specific and rubella-specific immune responses, specifically neutralizing antibody titers, secreted IL-6 and secreted IFN-γ.
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Innate immune cell collaborations instigate transplant tolerance
American Journal of Transplantation
This editorial provides commentary on Hongo et al's demonstration that transplant tolerance induction after recipient conditioning with total lymphoid irradiation, antithymocyte serum and donor bone marrow transplantation requires arginase-1–expressing myeloid-derived suppressor cells that are generated in response to invariant natural killer T cell interleukin-4 production.
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