Alden F.M. Hackmann

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We have determined the genetic stability of three independent intragenic human HPRT gene duplications and the structure of each duplication at the nucleotide sequence level. Two of the duplications were isolated as spontaneous mutations from the HL60 human myeloid leukemia cell line, while the third was originally identified in a Lesch-Nyhan patient. All(More)
Few data exist on somatic mutation in the epithelial cell lineages that play a central role in human biology and disease. To delineate the "landscape" of somatic mutation in a human epithelial cell lineage, we determined the frequency and molecular nature of somatic mutations occurring in vivo in the X-linked HPRT gene of kidney tubular epithelial cells.(More)
We have determined the ability of two well-characterized eukaryotic homing endonucleases, I-PpoI from the myxomycete Physarum polycephalum and I-CreI from the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, to generate site-specific DNA double-strand breaks in human cells. These 18-kDa proteins cleave highly conserved 15- or 24-bp rDNA homing sites in their(More)
We have determined the nucleotide sequences of 10 intragenic human HPRT gene deletion junctions isolated from thioguanine-resistant PSV811 Werner syndrome fibroblasts or from HL60 myeloid leukemia cells. Deletion junctions were located by fine structure blot hybridization mapping and then amplified with flanking oligonucleotide primer pairs for DNA sequence(More)
Aberrant hypoxanthine phosphoribosyltransferase (HUGO-approved gene symbol HPRT1; MIM# 308000) RNA splicing promoted by splice site mutation or loss is a common mechanism for loss of the purine salvage enzyme HPRT1 from human cells. We report here two in vivo somatic HPRT1 mutations in human kidney tubular epithelial cells that disrupt HPRT1 intron 1(More)
Aberrant hypoxanthine phosphoribosyltransferase (HUGO-approved gene symbol HPRT1; MIM# 308000) mRNA splicing, promoted by splice site mutation or loss, is a common mechanism for loss of the purine salvage enzyme HPRT1 from human cells. We report here two in vivo somatic HPRT1 mutations in human kidney tubular epithelial cells that disrupt HPRT1 intron 1(More)
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