Amanda Kobelt

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It has previously been shown that, in the heterozygous state, mutations in the SOX9 gene cause campomelic dysplasia (CD) and the often associated autosomal XY sex reversal. In 12 CD patients, 10 novel mutations and one recurrent mutation were characterized in one SOX9 allele each, and in one case, no mutation was found. Four missense mutations are all(More)
The main advantage of collecting saliva cortisol as opposed to plasma cortisol is that it is non-invasive and therefore it is now widely used in stress measurement studies on farm animals and dogs. Although a plasma cortisol response to handling associated with blood collection generally occurs at 3 min from the commencement of handling, there is no(More)
Karyotypes with an interstitial deletion and a marker chromosome formed from the deleted segment are rare. We identified such a rearrangement in a newborn infant, who presented with macrocephaly, asymmetric square skull, minor facial anomalies, omphalocele, inguinal hernias, hypospadias, and club feet. The karyotype 46,XY,del(5) (pter --> p13::cen -->(More)
Coenzyme F430 is a hydroporphinoid nickel complex present in all methanogenic bacteria. It is part of the enzyme system which catalyzes methane formation from methyl-coenzyme M. We describe here that under certain conditions a second nickel porphinoid accumulates in methanogenic bacteria. The compound was identified at 15,17(3)-seco-F430-17(3)-acid. The(More)
Oculo-facio-cardio-dental syndrome is a very rare condition. So far, only nine cases have been documented. We report on three additional female patients representing the same entity. The clinical findings were: congenital cataract, microphthalmia/microcornea, secondary glaucoma, vision impairment, ptosis, long narrow face, high nasal bridge, broad nasal tip(More)
The reduction of methyl-coenzyme M (CH3SCoM) to methane in methanogenic bacteria is dependent on component B (N-7-mercaptoheptanoyl-O-phospho-L-threonine, HSHTP). We report here that S-methyl-component B (N-7-(methylthio)heptanoyl-O-phospho-L-threonine, CH3SHTP) can substitute for neither CH3SCoM nor HSHTP in the methyl-CoM reductase reaction. Rather,(More)
Laboratory bioassays on detached soybean, Glycine max (L.) Merr., leaves were used to test 23 fungicides, five insecticides, two acaricides, one herbicide, and two adjuvants on a key Australian predatory mite species Euseius victoriensis (Womersley) in "worst-case scenario" direct overspray assays. Zero- to 48-h-old juveniles, their initial food, and water(More)
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