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Alexander Turchin, M.D.

TitleAssistant Professor of Medicine
InstitutionBrigham and Women's Hospital
DepartmentMedicine
AddressBrigham and Women's Hospital
Endocrinology-Hypertension Div
221 Longwood Ave
Boston MA 02115
Phone617/732-5661
Fax617/732-5764

 Biography 
 awards and honors
1995 - Albert Borghman / Phi Beta Kappa Thesis Prize
1995 - Caducean Premedical Award
1995 - Founders' Day Class Representative for Honors Scholars
1995 - Wortis Biological Prize
2005 - Best eHealth Research Paper 2005 finalist
2005 - Young Investigator Award finalist
2008 - Article of the Month
2009 - Annual Symposium Distinguished Paper Award
2010 - Annual Symposium Distinguished Paper Award
2011 - Annual Symposium Distinguished Paper Award finalist

 Mentoring 
 completed student projects
Optimal systolic blood pressure target, time-to-intensification and time-to-follow-up in the treatment of hypertension
Full Time/Year Long, 09/24/12 - 09/23/13

 Bibliographic 
 selected publications
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  1. Zhang M, Shubina M, Morrison F, Turchin A. Following the money: copy-paste of lifestyle counseling documentation and provider billing. BMC Health Serv Res. 2013; 13:377.
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  2. Zhang H, Plutzky J, Turchin A. Discontinuation of statins in routine care settings. Ann Intern Med. 2013 Jul 2; 159(1):75-6.
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  3. Zhang H, Plutzky J, Skentzos S, Morrison F, Mar P, Shubina M, Turchin A. Discontinuation of statins in routine care settings: a cohort study. Ann Intern Med. 2013 Apr 2; 158(7):526-34.
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  4. Nigwekar SU, Bhan I, Turchin A, Skentzos SC, Hajhosseiny R, Steele D, Nazarian RM, Wenger J, Parikh S, Karumanchi A, Thadhani R. Statin use and calcific uremic arteriolopathy: a matched case-control study. Am J Nephrol. 2013; 37:325-32.
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  5. Greenberg JO, Vakharia N, Szent-Gyorgyi LE, Desai SP, Turchin A, Forman J, Bonventre JV, Kachalia A. Meaningful measurement: developing a measurement system to improve blood pressure control in patients with chronic kidney disease. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2013 Jun; 20(e1):e97-e101.
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  6. Desai SP, Lu B, Szent-Gyorgyi LE, Bogdanova AA, Turchin A, Weinblatt M, Coblyn J, Greenberg JO, Kachalia A, Solomon DH. Increasing pneumococcal vaccination for immunosuppressed patients: A cluster quality improvement trial. Arthritis Rheum. 2013 Jan; 65(1):39-47.
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  7. Garg R, Hurwitz S, Turchin A, Trivedi A. Hypoglycemia, with or without insulin therapy, is associated with increased mortality among hospitalized patients. Diabetes Care. 2013 May; 36(5):1107-10.
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  8. Morrison F, Shubina M, Goldberg SI, Turchin A. Performance of primary care physicians and other providers on key process measures in the treatment of diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2013 May; 36(5):1147-52.
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  9. Breydo E, Shubina M, Shalaby JW, Einbinder JS, Turchin A. Lexical concept distribution reflects clinical practice. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2012; 2012:61-6.
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  10. Hebel E, Middleton B, Shubina M, Turchin A. Bridging the chasm: effect of health information exchange on volume of laboratory testing. Arch Intern Med. 2012 Mar 26; 172(6):517-9.
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  11. Morrison F, Shubina M, Turchin A. Lifestyle counseling in routine care and long-term glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol control in patients with diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2012 Feb; 35(2):334-41.
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  12. Pojoga LH, Coutinho P, Rivera A, Yao TM, Maldonado ER, Youte R, Adler GK, Williams J, Turchin A, Williams GH, Romero JR. Activation of the mineralocorticoid receptor increases striatin levels. Am J Hypertens. 2012 Feb; 25(2):243-9.
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  13. Skentzos S, Shubina M, Plutzky J, Turchin A. Structured vs. unstructured: factors affecting adverse drug reaction documentation in an EMR repository. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2011; 2011:1270-9.
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  14. Turchin A, Shubina M, Goldberg S. Unexpected effects of unintended consequences: EMR prescription discrepancies and hemorrhage in patients on warfarin. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2011; 2011:1412-7.
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  15. Morrison F, Shubina M, Turchin A. Encounter frequency and serum glucose level, blood pressure, and cholesterol level control in patients with diabetes mellitus. Arch Intern Med. 2011 Sep 26; 171(17):1542-50.
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  16. Turchin A, Goldberg SI, Breydo E, Shubina M, Einbinder JS. Copy/paste documentation of lifestyle counseling and glycemic control in patients with diabetes: true to form? Arch Intern Med. 2011 Aug 8; 171(15):1393-4.
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  17. Schnipper JL, Liang CL, Hamann C, Karson AS, Palchuk MB, McCarthy PC, Sherlock M, Turchin A, Bates DW. Development of a tool within the electronic medical record to facilitate medication reconciliation after hospital discharge. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2011 May 1; 18(3):309-13.
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  18. Szent-Gyorgyi LE, Coblyn J, Turchin A, Loscalzo J, Kachalia A. Building a departmental quality program: a patient-based and provider-led approach. Acad Med. 2011 Mar; 86(3):314-20.
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  19. Turchin A, Shubina M, Murphy SN. I am Not Dead Yet: Identification of False-Positive Matches to Death Master File. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2010; 2010:807-11.
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  20. Goldberg SI, Shubina M, Niemierko A, Turchin A. A Weighty Problem: Identification, Characteristics and Risk Factors for Errors in EMR Data. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2010; 2010:251-5.
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  21. Turchin A, Conlin PR. The doctor needs to see you now: accelerating the care of patients with uncontrolled hypertension. Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther. 2010 Nov; 8(11):1501-3.
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  22. Desai SP, Turchin A, Szent-Gyorgyi LE, Weinblatt M, Coblyn J, Solomon DH, Kachalia A. Routinely measuring and reporting pneumococcal vaccination among immunosuppressed rheumatology outpatients: the first step in improving quality. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2011 Feb; 50(2):366-72.
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  23. Goldberg SI, Niemierko A, Shubina M, Turchin A. "Summary Page": a novel tool that reduces omitted data in research databases. BMC Med Res Methodol. 2010; 10:91.
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  24. Turchin AV, Dubov M, Williams JA. In situ measurement and reconstruction in three dimensions of femtosecond inscription-induced complex permittivity modification in glass. Opt Lett. 2010 Sep 1; 35(17):2952-4.
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  25. Turchin A, James OD, Godlewski ED, Shubina M, Coley CM, Gandhi TK, Broverman C. Effectiveness of interruptive alerts in increasing application functionality utilization: a controlled trial. J Biomed Inform. 2011 Jun; 44(3):463-8.
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  26. Palchuk MB, Fang EA, Cygielnik JM, Labreche M, Shubina M, Ramelson HZ, Hamann C, Broverman C, Einbinder JS, Turchin A. An unintended consequence of electronic prescriptions: prevalence and impact of internal discrepancies. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2010 Jul-Aug; 17(4):472-6.
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  27. Kramer MH, Breydo E, Shubina M, Babcock K, Einbinder JS, Turchin A. Prevalence and factors affecting home blood pressure documentation in routine clinical care: a retrospective study. BMC Health Serv Res. 2010; 10:139.
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  28. Turchin A, Goldberg SI, Shubina M, Einbinder JS, Conlin PR. Encounter frequency and blood pressure in hypertensive patients with diabetes mellitus. Hypertension. 2010 Jul; 56(1):68-74.
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  29. Rose SA, Turchin A, Grant RW, Meigs JB. Documentation of body mass index and control of associated risk factors in a large primary care network. BMC Health Serv Res. 2009; 9:236.
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  30. Cole A, Nathan DM, Savaria-Porter E, Copeland P, Turchin A, Brunt M, Zusman R, Barrett JA, Wexler D, Case E, McMahon GT, Mort E. An algorithm for the care of type 2 diabetes. Crit Pathw Cardiol. 2009 Dec; 8(4):156-65.
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  31. Turchin A, Matheny ME, Shubina M, Scanlon JV, Greenwood B, Pendergrass ML. Hypoglycemia and clinical outcomes in patients with diabetes hospitalized in the general ward. Diabetes Care. 2009 Jul; 32(7):1153-7.
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  32. Schnipper JL, Hamann C, Ndumele CD, Liang CL, Carty MG, Karson AS, Bhan I, Coley CM, Poon E, Turchin A, Labonville SA, Diedrichsen EK, Lipsitz S, Broverman CA, McCarthy P, Gandhi TK. Effect of an electronic medication reconciliation application and process redesign on potential adverse drug events: a cluster-randomized trial. Arch Intern Med. 2009 Apr 27; 169(8):771-80.
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  33. Turchin A, Shubina M, Breydo E, Pendergrass ML, Einbinder JS. Comparison of information content of structured and narrative text data sources on the example of medication intensification. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2009 May-Jun; 16(3):362-70.
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  34. Breydo EM, Chu JT, Turchin A. Identification of inactive medications in narrative medical text. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2008; 66-70.
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  35. Turchin A, Wheeler HI, Labreche M, Chu JT, Pendergrass ML, Einbinder JS, Einbinder JS. Identification of documented medication non-adherence in physician notes. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2008; 732-6.
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  36. Palchuk MB, Turchin A, Alexeyev A, Galperin I, Hamann C. Reducing unintended consequences of e-prescribing on the path to nuanced prescriptions. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2008; 1079.
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  37. Goldberg SI, Niemierko A, Turchin A. Analysis of data errors in clinical research databases. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2008; 242-6.
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  38. Turchin A. Poor outcomes in diabetes care: is medication nonadherence or lack of treatment intensification to blame? Nat Clin Pract Endocrinol Metab. 2008 Oct; 4(10):536-7.
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  39. Pippins JR, Gandhi TK, Hamann C, Ndumele CD, Labonville SA, Diedrichsen EK, Carty MG, Karson AS, Bhan I, Coley CM, Liang CL, Turchin A, McCarthy PC, Schnipper JL. Classifying and predicting errors of inpatient medication reconciliation. J Gen Intern Med. 2008 Sep; 23(9):1414-22.
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  40. Turchin A, Hamann C, Schnipper JL, Graydon-Baker E, Millar SG, McCarthy PC, Coley CM, Gandhi TK, Broverman CA. Evaluation of an inpatient computerized medication reconciliation system. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2008 Jul-Aug; 15(4):449-52.
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  41. Turchin A, Shubina M, Chodos AH, Einbinder JS, Pendergrass ML. Effect of board certification on antihypertensive treatment intensification in patients with diabetes mellitus. Circulation. 2008 Feb 5; 117(5):623-8.
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  42. Turchin A. Poor Outcomes in Diabetes Care: is Medication Non-Adherence of Lack of Treatment Intensification to Blame?. Nature Clinical Practice Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2008; 4(10):536-7.
  43. Matheny ME, Shubina M, Kimmel ZM, Pendergrass ML, Turchin A. Treatment intensification and blood glucose control among hospitalized diabetic patients. J Gen Intern Med. 2008 Feb; 23(2):184-9.
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  44. Turchin A, Chu JT, Shubina M, Einbinder JS. Identification of misspelled words without a comprehensive dictionary using prevalence analysis. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2007; 751-5.
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  45. Breydo EM, Chu JT, Turchin A. Identification of inactive medications in narrative physician notes. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2007; 882.
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  46. Turchin A, Kolatkar NS, Pendergrass ML, Kohane IS. Computational analysis of non-adherence and non-attendance using the text of narrative physician notes in the electronic medical record. Med Inform Internet Med. 2007 Jun; 32(2):93-102.
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  47. Turchin A. Is clinical inertia a common barrier to patient care in type 2 diabetes mellitus? Nat Clin Pract Endocrinol Metab. 2007 Jun; 3(6):452-3.
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  48. Turchin A, Shubina M, Pendergrass ML. Relationship of physician volume with process measures and outcomes in diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2007 Jun; 30(6):1442-7.
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  49. Turchin A, Gandhi TK, Coley CM, Shubina M, Broverman C. The use of electronic medication reconciliation to establish the predictors of validity of computerized medication records. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2007; 129(Pt 2):1022-6.
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  50. Eric G Poon, MD MPH; Barry Blumenfeld, MD MSc; Claus Hamann, MD MSc; Alexander Turchin, MD MSc; Erin Graydon-Baker; George Baker, MD; Patricia C McCarthy, PA-C, MHA; John Poikonen, PharmD; Perry Mar, PhD; Jeffrey L Schnipper, MD MPH; Robert K Hallisey, PharmD; Sandra Smith; Christine McCormack; Marilyn Paterno, BS; Christopher M Coley, MD; Andrew Karson, MD MPH; Henry C Chueh, MD; Cheryl Van Putten; Sally G Millar, RN; Margaret Clapp, PharmD; Ishir Bhan, MD; Gregg S. Meyer, MD; Tejal K Gandhi, MD MPH; Carol A Broverman, PhD . Design and Implementation of an Application and Associated Services to Support Interdisciplinary Medication Reconciliation Efforts at an Integrated Healthcare Delivery Network . Journal of American Medical Informatics Association. 2006; 13(6):581-592.
  51. Poon EG, Blumenfeld B, Hamann C, Turchin A, Graydon-Baker E, McCarthy PC, Poikonen J, Mar P, Schnipper JL, Hallisey RK, Smith S, McCormack C, Paterno M, Coley CM, Karson A, Chueh HC, Van Putten C, Millar SG, Clapp M, Bhan I, Meyer GS, Gandhi TK, Broverman CA. Design and implementation of an application and associated services to support interdisciplinary medication reconciliation efforts at an integrated healthcare delivery network. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2006 Nov-Dec; 13(6):581-92.
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  52. Turchin A, Kolatkar NS, Grant RW, Makhni EC, Pendergrass ML, Einbinder JS. Using regular expressions to abstract blood pressure and treatment intensification information from the text of physician notes. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2006 Nov-Dec; 13(6):691-5.
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  53. Turchin A, Guo CZ, Adler GK, Ricchiuti V, Kohane IS, Williams GH. Effect of acute aldosterone administration on gene expression profile in the heart. Endocrinology. 2006 Jul; 147(7):3183-9.
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  54. Turchin A, Morin L, Semere LG, Kashyap V, Palchuk MB, Shubina M, Chang F, Li Q. Comparative evaluation of accuracy of extraction of medication information from narrative physician notes by commercial and academic natural language processing software packages. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2006; 789-93.
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  55. Greim J, Housman D, Turchin A, Orlowitz B, Eskin M, Abend A, Isikoff J, Einbinder J. The quality data warehouse: delivering answers on demand. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2006; 934.
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  56. Kashyap V, Turchin A, Morin L, Chang F, Li Q, Hongsermeier T. Creation of structured documentation templates using Natural Language Processing techniques. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2006; 977.
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  57. Turchin A, Pendergrass ML, Kohane IS. DITTO – a Tool for Identification of Patient Cohorts from the Text of Physician Notes in the Electronic Medical Record. Proceedings of AMIA Symposium 2005. 2005; 744-748.
  58. Turchin A, Kohane IS, Pendergrass ML. Identification of patients with diabetes from the text of physician notes in the electronic medical record. Diabetes Care. 2005 Jul; 28(7):1794-5.
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  59. Turchin A, Pendergrass ML, Kohane IS. DITTO - a tool for identification of patient cohorts from the text of physician notes in the electronic medical record. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2005; 744-8.
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  60. Turchin A, Wiebe DA, Seely EW, Graham T, Longo W, Soiffer R. Severe hypercholesterolemia mediated by lipoprotein X in patients with chronic graft-versus-host disease of the liver. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2005 Jan; 35(1):85-9.
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  61. Turchin A, Seifter JL, Seely EW. Clinical problem-solving. Mind the gap. N Engl J Med. 2003 Oct 9; 349(15):1465-9.
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  62. Boiko VV, Krivoruchko IA, Turchin AE. [Prognosis of postoperative period outcome in patients with critical ischemia of lower extremities after reconstructive surgery of aorta and arteries of lower extremities, using synthetic transplant]. Klin Khir. 2003 Jul; (7):34-6.
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  63. Turchin A, Kohane IS. Gene homology resources on the World Wide Web. Physiol Genomics. 2002 Dec 3; 11(3):165-77.
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  64. Basaria S, Turchin A, Krasner A. Apoplexy in a recurrent pituitary adenoma. Postgrad Med J. 2001 Jan; 77(903):23.
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  65. Turchin A, Lehmann CU. Active Learning Centre: design and evaluation of an educational World Wide Web site. Med Inform Internet Med. 2000 Jul-Sep; 25(3):195-206.
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  66. Turchin A, Radentz SS, Burke A. Situs inversus totalis and single coronary ostium: A coincidence or a pattern? Cardiovasc Pathol. 2000 Mar-Apr; 9(2):127-9.
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  67. Turchin, A., Lehmann H.P., Flexner, C.W., Hendrix, C.W., Shatzer, J.H., Merz, W.G. Active Learning Centre: Potential uses and efficacy of an interactive Internet-based teaching tool. Medical Teacher. 2000; 22(3):271-275.
  68. Turchin A, Lawler JF. The primer generator: a program that facilitates the selection of oligonucleotides for site-directed mutagenesis. Biotechniques. 1999 Apr; 26(4):672-6.
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  69. Turchin A, Lehmann CU. Active Learning Centre: utilization patterns of an interactive educational World Wide Web site. Proc AMIA Symp. 1999; 627-31.
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  70. Turchin A, Hsu E. The generation of antibody diversity in the turtle. J Immunol. 1996 May 15; 156(10):3797-805.
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  71. Turchin A, Desravines S, Hsu E. Amplifying any Vertebrate Immunoglobulin Heavy Chain Variable Region by Polymerase Chain Reaction. Lefkovits I and Pernis B, eds. Immunological Methods IV. 1996; pages not available.
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