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Research Article

Male Microchimerism in the Human Female Brain

  • William F. N. Chan mail,

    fchan@ualberta.ca

    Affiliation: Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

    Current address: Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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  • Cécile Gurnot,

    Affiliation: Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Thomas J. Montine,

    Affiliation: Department of Pathology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Joshua A. Sonnen,

    Affiliation: Department of Pathology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Katherine A. Guthrie,

    Affiliation: Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • J. Lee Nelson

    Affiliations: Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington, United States of America, Division of Rheumatology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Published: September 26, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0045592

About the Authors

William F. N. Chan, Cécile Gurnot, Katherine A. Guthrie, J. Lee Nelson
Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington, United States of America
Thomas J. Montine, Joshua A. Sonnen
Department of Pathology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America
J. Lee Nelson
Division of Rheumatology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: fchan@ualberta.ca

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: WFNC TJM JLN. Performed the experiments: WFNC CG. Analyzed the data: WFNC CG KAG JLN. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: TJM JAS. Wrote the paper: WFNC KAG JLN.